Friday, January 18, 2013

::bookworm::


Lou'e started hurting out of nowhere today...crying and won't walk. I am worried about him as I sit at work. 
I hope he gets better by the time I get to him at lunch. 
Love my little Lou'e. 

Here is another post from yesterday.

As I mentioned in a previous post...I am gaga over the newly popular dystopian books that are out there like Hunger Games, The Host & Divergent {Insurgent}. So I went on a search for some more books that were very similar. Here is what I found...not only are there so many but the reviews on most of these are fantastic! I honestly can't wait to get my hands on these books and begin reading. 
By the by, Amazon usually is cheaper when it comes to purchasing books. These books I found on the Amazon {Canada} website and all pricing is in Canadian currency. 

Here are some books that are on my wish list. 
I am a reading fiend lately.



Matched by Ally Condie; $9.50 CA
Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.


Delirium by Lauren Oliver; $9.99 CA
They say that the cure for Love will make me happy and safe forever. And I’ve always believed them. Until now. Now everything has changed. Now, I’d rather be infected with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years smothered by a lie.


Ashes by Lisa J. Bick; $9.50 CA
It could happen tomorrow . . .

An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device, wiping out every computerized system, and killing billions.
Alex hiked into the woods to say good-bye to her dead parents and her personal demons. Now desperate to find out what happened after the pulse crushes her to the ground, Alex meets up with Tom—a young soldier—and Ellie, a girl whose grandfather was killed by the EMP. 

For this improvised family and the others who are spared, it’s now a question of who can be trusted and who is no longer human.


Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder; $9.99 CA
Locked in a coffin-like darkness, there is nothing to distract me from my memories of killing Reyad. He deserved to die—but according to the law, so do I. Here in Ixia, the punishment for murder is death. And now I wait for the hangman's noose.
But the same law that condemns me may also save me. Ixia's food taster—chosen to ensure that the Commander's food is not poisoned—has died. And by law, the next prisoner who is scheduled to be executed—me—must be offered the position.


Graceling by Kristin Cashore; $10.79 CA
Kristin Cashore’s best-selling, award-winning fantasy Graceling tells the story of the vulnerable yet strong Katsa, a smart, beautiful teenager who lives in a world where selected people are given a Grace, a special talent that can be anything from dancing to swimming. Katsa’s is killing. As the king’s niece, she is forced to use her extreme skills as his thug. Along the way, Katsa must learn to decipher the true nature of her Grace . . . and how to put it to good use. A thrilling, action-packed fantasy adventure (and steamy romance!) that will resonate deeply with adolescents trying to find their way in the world.



The Iron King by Julie Kagawa; $10.79 CA
Meghan Chase has a secret destiny—one she could never have imagined…
Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school…or at home.

When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change.

But she could never have guessed the truth—that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face…and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.



City of Bones by Cassandra Clare; $12.59 CA
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing—not even a smear of blood—to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . .

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.



Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare; $12.09 CA
Magic is dangerous—but love is more dangerous still.

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What’s more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.

Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length . . . everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world. . . . and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.


The Oxygen Diet Solution: Your Ultimate 28-Day Shape-Up Plan by Susan M. Kleiner; $16.89 CA
Not your typical one-size-fits-all diet book, The Oxygen Diet Solution has been tailor-made to suit your unique health and fitness needs. Whether your goals are to blast fat, gain energy, lose weight, strengthen immunity or build muscle, The Oxygen Diet Solution features five made-to-measure meal plans that will help you get results! Packed with mouthwatering recipes, lifestyle tips and customized fitness routines, this book is like having a nutritionist, trainer and motivation coach all rolled into one!


You can't go on and tell me that you don't find at least ONE book intriguing. I honestly enjoy reading the teen genre of books...they are always fun and a quite and self-indulgent read in a bath filled with bubbles. :) 
What books would you be interested in reading? 


-S.*

3 comments:

  1. Wow interesting books, ill try to find time and read one of these books! Hope Lou'e �� will feel better this weekend!!! ������ You're a great mom to Lou'e!

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  2. Good selection of books, I've read a good chunk of those and really enjoyed them!

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