[REVIEW] Prophecy of the Most Beautiful

Series: Oracle of Delphi #1
Author:
Diantha Jones
Genre:
young adult, fantasy, mythology, romance
Published:
March 1, 2012
Publisher:
Diantha Jones
Prophecy of the Most Beautiful (Oracle of Delphi, #1)
She has a destiny so great that even the gods fear her. 
Constant hallucinations and the frequent conversations with the voices in her head, have earned eighteen-year-old Chloe Clever the not-so-coveted title of "Whack Job" in her home town of Adel, Georgia. Fed up with prescription meds and therapists, she wishes for a life where she is destined to be more than the butt of everyone's jokes and mockery. 
Be careful what you wish for has never rung more true. 
After a vicious attack and learning that her favorite rockstar is an Olympian god, she is thrust into her new life as the Oracle of Delphi, the prophesier of the future. Setting out to fulfill the prophecy she has been given, Chloe learns of how great she is to become, all the while fighting mythical monsters and trying to outwit the ever-cunning Greek gods who harbor secrets of their own. While on a mission to discover the Most Beautiful, she strives to uncover the mysteries of the demigod Prince who has sworn to protect her with his life…and threatens to win her heart in the process.

[Waiting on Wednesday] Of Scars and Stardust

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming can't wait to read.

Series: N/A
Author:
Andrea Hannah
Genre:
young adult, contemporary, mystery, fantasy, thriller, mental illness
Expected Publication:
October 8, 2014
Of Scars and Stardust
After her little sister mysteriously vanishes, seventeen-year-old Claire Graham has a choice to make: stay snug in her little corner of Manhattan with her dropout boyfriend, or go back to Ohio to face the hometown tragedy she's been dying to leave behind. 
But the memories of that night still haunt her in the city, and as hard as she tries to forget what her psychiatrist calls her "delusions," Claire can't seem to escape the wolf's eyes or the blood-speckled snow. Delusion or reality, Claire knows she has to hold true to the most important promise she's ever made: to keep Ella safe. She must return to her sleepy hometown in order to find Ella and keep her hallucinations at bay before they strike again. But time is quickly running out, and as Ella's trail grows fainter, the wolves are becoming startlingly real. 
Now Claire must deal with her attraction to Grant, the soft-spoken boy from her past that may hold the secret to solving her sister's disappearance, while following the clues that Ella left for only her to find. Through a series of cryptic diary entries, Claire must unlock the keys to Ella's past—and her own—in order to stop another tragedy in the making, while realizing that not all things that are lost are meant to be found.

[TOP TEN TUESDAY] Authors I Own the Most Books from

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and The Bookish.

This Week’s Topic: Authors I Own the Most Books from. So this is one of those times when I wish I actually have more books in my shelf (or that I have a bigger and more spacious shelf).

I don’t have many books from the same author mainly because I’m quite random in picking my books and generally, I look at the blurb (and cover) before looking at the author (but it isn’t the case for some authors beginning this year, honestly). Here’re ten authors I have the most books from.

[Stacking the Shelves] where did my bookbuyingban go?

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted at Tynga’s Reviews.

Like seriously.

I think I mentioned in one of my posts that I’ll be on a book buying ban because I’m saving up for something. Unsurprising enough, I just can’t stop myself from grabbing these books when I saw them in the bookstore. SO this is what I call my chick-lit contemporary grabs (okay maybe We Were Liars isn’t completely chick-lit but hey, it’s contemporary!) simply because it’s such a big deal for me since I’m not a big chick-lit reader.

[REVIEW] Ignite Me

Series: Shatter Me #3 | review of #1, #2
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Genre:
young adult, dystopia, post-apocalyptic, romance, fantasy, science fiction
Published:
February 4, 2014
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Ignite Me (Shatter Me, #3)
THE FATE OF OMEGA POINT IS UNKNOWN. 
Everyone Juliette has ever cared about could be dead. Juliette may be the only one standing in The Reestablishment’s way. But to take them down, Juliette will need the help of the one person she never thought she could trust: Warner. And as they work together to defeat their mutual enemy, Juliette will discover that everything she thought she knew – about Warner, her abilities, and even Adam – was wrong.

[Waiting on Wednesday] Tabula Rasa

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming can't wait to read.
Series: N/A
Author:
Kristen Lippert-Martin
Genre:
young adult, science fiction, thriller, dystopia
Expected Publication:
September 23, 2014
Tabula Rasa
The Bourne Identity meets Divergent in this heart-pounding debut. 
Sixteen-year-old Sarah has a rare chance at a new life. Or so the doctors tell her. She’s been undergoing a cutting-edge procedure that will render her a tabula rasa—a blank slate. Memory by memory her troubled past is being taken away. 
But when her final surgery is interrupted and a team of elite soldiers invades the isolated hospital under cover of a massive blizzard, her fresh start could be her end.
Navigating familiar halls that have become a dangerous maze with the help of a teen computer hacker who's trying to bring the hospital down for his own reasons, Sarah starts to piece together who she is and why someone would want her erased. And she won’t be silenced again. 
A high-stakes thriller featuring a non-stop race for survival and a smart heroine who will risk everything, Tabula Rasa is, in short, unforgettable.

[REVIEW] Downsiders

Series: N/A
Author:
Neal Shusterman
Genre:
young adult, science fiction, romance, adventure
Published:
November 10, 2009 (first published June 1, 1999)
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Downsiders
Fear the Topside, or be crushed by its embrace. 
Beneath the sewer grates and manholes of the city lies a strange and secret world called the Downside. Every Downsider knows that it’s forbidden to go Topside. But fourteen-year-old Talon is curious about what goes above ground, and when he ventures out in search of medicine for his ailing sister, he meets Lindsay, who is as curious about Talon’s world as he is about hers. 
When Lindsay visits the Downside for the first time, she is awed and amazed by the spirit of the Downsiders, and the way they create marvelous works of art from Topside “trash.” But when she discovers that this fantastic world is not all it appears to be, she is determined to tell Talon the truth. Then a construction accident threatens to crush Talon’s world, and his loyalty is put to the test. Can the truth save the Downside, or will it destroy an entire civilization?