Thursday, 31 May 2012

Snow White & The Huntsman Movie Release


Yeaup, Snow White & The Huntsman! 
Starring Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth Plus MORE! 

Check out the trailer and race off to a theater near you! 

AND let us know what you thought after you've seen it! I'll be off watching the movie today too, because...well...this movie looks MAD....we love mad and awesome things over here. 

So DEFINITELY let us know of your opinions! We love hearing back from everyone! 



Book Review: Pretty Amy by Lisa Burstein

Source: Bought

Author: Lisa Burstein

Publisher: Entangled Publishing

Description: A coming-of-age story without the comfort of padding…a relatable and compelling character [with] a lot of wonderful snark.” —New York Journal of Books
Amy is fine living in the shadows of beautiful Lila and uber-cool Cassie, because at least she’s somewhat beautiful and uber-cool by association. But when their dates stand them up for prom, and the girls take matters into their own hands—earning them a night in jail outfitted in satin, stilettos, and Spanx—Amy discovers even a prom spent in handcuffs might be better than the humiliating “rehabilitation techniques” now filling up her summer. Worse, with Lila and Cassie parentally banned, Amy feels like she has nothing—like she is nothing.
Navigating unlikely alliances with her new coworker, two very different boys, and possibly even her parents, Amy struggles to decide if it’s worth being a best friend when it makes you a public enemy. Bringing readers along on an often hilarious and heartwarming journey, Amy finds that maybe getting a life only happens once you think your life is over

Calamity's Review:
On this blog, we love to give honest reviews of books because we feel like authors should know what a reader likes. So, with that in mind, I have to say that this book was just not my cup of tea. Honestly, I got soo annoyed with it that I haven't even finished reading it (and I don't plan on it). Also, the cover isn't that appealing either. I feel like the book could have had a better representation. But that is just how I feel. I have read some reviews for Pretty Amy and people enjoyed it very much and felt like they could relate to Amy. Sadly, that was not how I felt. I could not believe that things that amy was doing. I'm a teenager that goes to highschool and I know that you really don't have to do what Amy does in this book. Maybe that is why I got annoyed; Amy being immature. She didn't even have family issues to blame on her drug/smoke use.
As far as family goes, Amy's mother was fairly unreasonable but I think if Amy tried to atleast communicate with her, things could have been better. At some points, Amy didn't even rebuttal her mother when she was wrong. Amy literally sat there and listened to her mom acuse of being a drug dealer. when, clearly, she isn't. That was infuriating to read. I'm just sayin, the girl should fight for her rights.
As for love/friendships in this book, I found the choices lacking. Amy's friends were bad influences that didn't care about their's or Amy's future. The guy that Amy "likes" is someone that gave up on her and moved on to something better. I understand that he would want to move on with his life, but why does Amy still think about him. Instead of pondering over what could have been, Amy should actually try to fix things for herself.
So, what I'm trying to say is that I like to relate to the MCs of books and Pretty Amy was seriously lacking that. Also, it might just be me, but I thought the tone was obnoxious..not in a good way. Other than that, the book was very well written and had some subtle jokes that were enjoyable to read.
I rate this book a 1!

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Fated by Alyson Noel Audio Book

As you all know, Fated released May 22nd, 2012! 

But here's something awesome.....It's also an AUDIOBOOK! check out this

 -> Sample <-

We listened to the entire thing and it was pretty insightful and the voice is natural and perrrrfecto! We totally adore it. 

So if you enjoyed that little clip and are totally wondering what surprises this book is filled with, you can get it now at 

Plus check out our review of the book 


Calamity & Chaos :D

Friday, 25 May 2012

Awesome June Releases We're Anticipating!

Rapture by Lauren Kate

Random House Children's Publishing | June 12, 2012 | Hardcover

RAPTURE, the fourth & final FALLEN novel.


Golden Lily: A Bloodlines Novel by Richelle Mead

Penguin Young Reader Group | June 12, 2012 | Hardcover

2nd in the Bloodlines Series


Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult, Samantha van Leer


New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult and her teenage daughter present their first-ever novel for teens, filled with romance, adventure, and humor.


Pretty Little Liars #11: Stunning by Sara Shepard

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | June 5, 2012 | Hardcover

In Rosewood, Pennsylvania, four stunningly beautiful girls are haunted by a very ugly past. Spencer, Aria, Hanna, and Emily want nothing more than to forget Alison DiLaurentis, their former best friend who tried to ruin their lives. But someone refuses to let her memory die. A is still out there, lurking in the shadows and digging up the pretty little liars'' newest secrets.


Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey

Bloomsbury USA | June 26, 2012 | Trade Paperback

Violet Willoughby doesn't believe in ghosts. But they believe in her. After spending years participating in her mother's elaborate ruse as a fraudulent medium, Violet is about as skeptical as they come in all matters supernatural. Now that she is being visited by a very persistent ghost, one who suffered a violent death, Violet can no longer ignore her unique ability. She must figure out what this ghost is trying to communicate, and quickly because the killer is still on the loose.


Beautiful Chaosby Kami Garcia

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | June 12, 2012 | Trade Paperback

Ethan Wate thought he was getting used to the strange, impossible events happening in Gatlin, his small Southern town. But now that Ethan and Lena have returned home from the Great Barrier, strange and impossible have taken on new meanings. Swarms of locusts, record-breaking heat, and devastating storms ravage Gatlin as Ethan and Lena struggle to understand the impact of Lena''s Claiming. Even Lena''s family of powerful Supernaturals is affected -- and their abilities begin to dangerously misfire. As time passes, one question becomes clear: What -- or who -- will need to be sacrificed to save Gatlin?


Arise by Tara Hudson

Harpercollins Publishers | June 5, 2012 | Hardcover

New Orleans
Saint Louis
Number One Cemetery
A night there can change a life . . . or a death.


The Reckoning by Alma Katsu

Gallery Books | June 19, 2012 | Hardcover

A love triangle spanning 200 years…Alma Katsu takes readers on a breathtaking journey through the landscape of the heart.

Sequel to The Takers.


One Moment by Kristina McBride

EgmontUSA | June 26, 2012 | Hardcover

Rising high school senior Maggie remembers little about the accidental death of her boyfriend, Joey, but as she slowly begins to recall that day at the lake with their long-time friends, she realizes some terrible secrets are being kept.


Devine Intervention by Martha Brockenbrough

SCHOLASTIC INC | June 1, 2012 | Hardcover

Heavenly writing, earthy characters, and humor that is wicked as hell
Heidi is seventeen. Insecure. Unkissed. Unremarkable, she thinks, in every way but one: She has a guardian angel, Jerome, who whispers in her ear all day long, amusing her, confusing her, but hardly ever saying anything that might help her discover who she''s meant to be.


Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

Feiwel & Friends | June 5, 2012 | Hardcover

Your mother hollers that you're going to miss the bus. She can see it coming down the street. You don't stop and hug her and tell her you love her. You don't thank her for being a good, kind, patient mother. Of course not-you launch yourself down the stairs and make a run for the corner.

Only, if it's the last time you'll ever see your mother, you sort of start to wish you'd stopped and did those things. Maybe even missed the bus.

                                 But the bus was barreling down our street, so I ran.

                                 Fourteen kids. One superstore. A million things that go wrong


My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Penguin Young Reader Group | June 19, 2012 | Hardcover

When Samantha, the seventeen-year-old daugher of a wealthy, perfectionistic, Republican state senator, falls in love with the boy next door, whose family is large, boisterous, and just making ends meet, she discovers a different way to live, but when her mother is involved in a hit-and-run accident Sam must make some difficult choices


For Darkness Shows The Stars by Diana Peterfreund

Harpercollins Publishers | June 12, 2012 | Hardcover

It''s been several generations since a genetic experiment gone wrong caused the Reduction, decimating humanity and giving rise to a Luddite nobility who outlawed most technology


Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti

Penguin Young Reader Group | June 5, 2012 | Hardcover

Bullied at school and neglected by her poor, self-absorbed, single mother at home, high school junior Noelle finally reaches the breaking point after a classmate commits suicide.


Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | June 5, 2012 | Hardcover

Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.


Tokyo Heist by Diana Renn

Penguin Young Reader Group | June 19, 2012 | Hardcover

When sixteen-year-old Violet agrees to spend the summer with her father, an up-and-coming artist in Seattle, she has no idea what she's walking into. Her father's newest clients, the Yamada family, are the victims of a high-profile art robbery: van Gogh sketches have been stolen from their home, and, until they can produce the corresponding painting, everyone's lives are in danger--including Violet's and her father's.


Mirage by Kristi Cook

Simon Pulse | June 5, 2012 | Hardcover

Danger looms large in the sequel to Haven, which Booklist called "a blend of the Gemma Doyle trilogy, the Twilight saga, and Lois Duncan's thrillers."

Violet McKenna is back for her senior year at Winterhaven and thrilled to be with Aidan after a long summer apart. But while their love for each other is as strong as ever, their troubles are far from over.


Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown

Random House Children's Publishing | June 12, 2012 | Hardcover

Calder White lives in the cold, clear waters of Lake Superior, the only brother in a family of murderous mermaids. To survive, Calder and his sisters prey on humans, killing them to absorb their energy. But this summer the underwater clan targets Jason Hancock out of pure revenge...


Surrender by Elana Johnson

Simon Pulse | June 5, 2012 | Hardcover

The thrilling and seductive sequel to Possession puts love on the line in a dystopian struggle for independent thought.
Forbidden love, intoxicating power, and the terror of control…
     Raine has always been a good girl. She lives by the rules in Freedom. After all, they are her father's rules: He's the Director. It's because of him that Raine is willing to use her talent-a power so dangerous, no one else is allowed to know about it. Not even her roommate, Vi.

Thursday, 24 May 2012


Get Ready Vancouverites! Richelle Mead is hitting it up in Canada for her Golden Lily Tour!!!!!

Oh sweet gorgeous Adrian, we literally went Strigoi and back after we saw Richelle tweet "another tour stop added to the list".

Richelle Mead strikes at 
Chapters Metrotown in Vancouver BC, on Saturday June 23rd, 2012!

Okay, so here's the plan, we are going to try as best as we can to try and snag an interview with her! Even if we gotta call up on some Vampiric inspiration ;)

Send in some interview questions to our email! We could use some awesome inspiration! 

However, Richelle Mead won't be only traveling within Canada, she has many more stops! 
Just look below...

Tuesday, June 12th - Lansing, Michigan - 7pm

Schuler Books & Music
2820 Towne Center Blvd.
Lansing, MI  48912

Wednesday, June 13th - Lexington, Kentucky - 7pm

161 LexingtonGreen Cir # B1
Lexington, KY 40503

Thursday, June 14th - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - 7pm

Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale 
(Books sold by Books & Books)
One E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Saturday, June 16th - Seattle, Washington - 4pm

University Bookstore
4326 University Way NE
Seattle, WA  98105

Monday, June 18th - Santa Monica, California - 7pm

Barnes & Noble 
1201 3rd Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Tuesday, June 19th - Houston, Texas - 7pm

West Houston Community Center
(Books sold by Blue Willow Books)
725 Bateswood
Houston, TX 77079


Smart Chicks Kick It Tour - Tour Website
September 10, 2012 - Salt Lake City - Time and venue TBA, run by King's English
September 11, 2012 - Las Vegas, NV - Time and venue TBA


Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Ascend By Amanda Hocking Review (Trylle #3) The Conclusion

Source: Bought

Author: Amanda Hocking

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

  Wendy Everly is facing an impossible choice. The only way to save the Trylle from their deadliest enemy is by sacrificing herself.  If she doesn’t surrender to the Vittra, her people will be thrust into a brutal war against an unbeatable foe.  But how can Wendy leave all her friends behind…even if it’s the only way to save them?
The stakes have never been higher, because her kingdom isn’t the only thing she stands to lose. After falling for both Finn and Loki, she’s about to make the ultimate choice…who to love forever. One guy has finally proven to be the love of her life—and now all their lives might be coming to an end. 
Everything has been leading to this moment.  The future of her entire world rests in her hands—if she’s ready to fight for it.

Chaos' Review:

  Just like Torn, this cover is gorgeous, plus my  second favourite colour is Green...or maybe it's red.....I'm not really sure, depends on my mood. 

  On to the story, it was amazingly intense, Wendy gets around to Loki and because of that dude I automatically burst out laughing. He is just such a DUDE! I love it. As soon as he entered in towards the end of Torn and his sarcasm hit the page, he became my favourite character within this book. (OMG I keep typing "favourite" in Canadian spelling and the red line beneath it appears, obviously trying to tell me it's INCORRECT! GAHHH!!!! #CanadianProblems) Anyways, this is the end of Trylle Trilogy (Whatta tongue twister, Try saying "Trylle Trilogy" 10 times with NO mistakes! LOL)
  As soon as I completed Torn, the day after I zoomed out and bought Ascend, lets just say I was addicted, and I completed this book within the day at 12:07am. Okay, I was 7 minutes off from 1 day, but STILL!  Plus it was a school night, I have no clue how I woke up in the morning, talk about Zombie, when I saw my pale face. 
  Enough about moi and back to the story. This was probably better than Torn because it was more action packed and it was so INSPIRATIONAL! Through out the book it was inspirational speech after the other. It made sense because HEY! There's about to be a huge bloody war between the Trylle and the Vittra. 
  In this book we found answers to all our questions INCLUDING the "who does Wendy love?" part, and there is a very heart-wrenching scene that tore my heart apart. I was obviously very emotional while reading this so late at night. 
  Anyways! I would definitely recommend this series to EVERYONE or ANYONE that enjoys Romance, Mystery, and a Thriller taking place here in the present! Yes, they drive around Cadillac's and SUV's plus Wendy wears yoga pants time to time (Shoutout out to all the Canadians that wear LULULEMON'S Yoga Pants!) . This was no doubt an interestingly unique read for me because, I have yet to read a book that includes trolls. LOL I actually really adored that concept. 

Torn By Amanda Hocking Review (Trylle Novel #2)

Source: Raincoast Books (Finished Copy)

Author: Amanda Hocking

Publisher: St. Martin's Press


When Wendy Everly first discovers the truth about herself - that she's a changeling switched at birth - she knows her life will never be the same. Now she's about to learn that there's more to the story...
She shares a closer connection to her Vittra rivals than she ever imagined - and they'll stop at nothing to lure her to their side. With the threat of war looming, her only hope of saving the Trylle is to master her magical powers - and marry an equally powerful royal. But that means walking away from Finn, her handsome bodyguard who's strictly off limits... and Loki, a Vittra prince with whom she shares a growing attraction.
Torn between her heart and her people, between love and duty, Wendy must decide her fate. If she makes the wrong choice, she could lose everything, and everybody, she's ever wanted... in both worlds.
As a special gift to readers, this book contains a new, never-before-published bonus story, "One Day, Three Ways," set in the magical world of the Trylle.

Chaos' Review:
  As always, it's time to criticize the cover! HOORAY! But, I adore the cover, so there isn't much of anything to be rash about. My favourite colour is blue, and typically the cover is basically blue, and I adore accessories, meaning the crown being held by the girl (Wendy) in the center, so this cover is perfectly mysterious and pretty all at once, though the figure of the girl is a little too blurred, but it's still gorgeous. 
  Now on to the story part! To be honest, I haven't read Switched and just dived into this book, but it was still VERY good either way! I understood the concepts easily and at the back there was a little glossary that gave the definitions when it got a little confusing, with words like "Markis" and "Marksinna" which are basically Dukes and Duchesses, but it all worked out in the end. The story starts off rapidly and we are automatically re-introduced to  Wendy, Matt, Rhys, and Finn. Which was awesomely perfect and clear cut to  the point. Wendy, I seemed to have an adoration for, she typically, like any other girl thrown into a situation where she was forced to lead and take action, was forced into a leadership role she didn't ask for (Princess duty). She was picked up from her teenage years and was forced to mature for the sake of the Kingdom (She must become Queen). She was a perfect role model for readers because, its a small but nonchalant way of describing how women have to sometimes grow up faster and mature because it's "Lady like" or "classy" which is what my Momster and Aunt always nag at me.  There's also the in between state where you can see that us women can do whatever we put our minds too! HECK YES!
   A big part I very much enjoyed in this book was the mother-daughter relationship between Wendy and Elora, it was small and monumental because it made me think about my own Mother (a.k.a. Momster; my lil' nickname for her XP) and then it hits me while I'm reading.....I love my Mother and I don't know where I'd be without her. Amanda Hocking doesn't describe Elora (Wendy's Mom) as some vicious witch, but more kind-hearted and wise, I liked that, because nowadays, Mother's of the hero or heroine of the book are usually placed as cruel and unloving, or there's some kind of distance placed between the two, I don't typically always enjoy that scenario. Moreover, I actually very much enjoyed this book and absolutely recommend it to anyone that has a thing for Fantasy, Romance, and an intense battle raging against the Tylle and the Vittra. 

Monday, 21 May 2012

Our Thoughts on Plagiarism

   As many of you might already know, there was recently an event of plagiarism in the blogging community. It had nothing to do with our blog, but it was something that is well known and we thought that we had to share our thoughts on this topic.
   Obviously, this is definitely NOT a good thing and we are both very against it. Most of the time, the person who has been plagiarised doesn't even get the credit for their work, and it really is a shame.
But, we feel that people should always get second chances. This might sound cheesy, but everybody makes mistakes and soon enough, they grow out of their child-like behaviour. What I don't understand is why everybody starts attaacking the plagiarist. Of course, they should be called out on their behaviour and an apology from them is always nice, but I feel as if everyone starts assuming the worst of that person and automatically start jumping to conclusions about that individual. Okay, they plagiarised, everybody gets it... but it was a mistake. And most of the time, the plagiarist, recognizes their mistake.

 All we're saying is, don't completely boycott the person because they made a silly mistake. Of course, if you feel differently, LEAVE A COMMENT! We would love to hear everybody's thoughts on this. And.. don't hate on the way we spell "behaviour" and such. We're Canadians, its how we spell <3

Saturday, 19 May 2012

In My ||Our|| Mailbox (IMM) #2

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren. It's pretty much just an awesome way for blog followers know of some of the books that we got this week :D

So here are the books we got this week! They're some pretty sweet titles and can't wait to strike up a review for you guys!

Number 1. 
Unraveling By Elizabeth Norris
Source: Bought

Number 2.
Messy By Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan
Source: Hachette Book Group (ARC)
Release Date: June 5, 2012

Number 3.
Pretty Amy By Lisa Burstein
Source: Bought

Number 4.
The Calling By Kelley Armstrong
Source: Bought

Okay rad people, so that is all we got this week. But we must say that we really do appreciate and enjoy the books that we receive. It is actually the most heart-warming feeling.
We look forward to finishing these books and putting them up for review so ya'll can see what we thought of them :D 

Post a comment or a link to your blog so we can see/know what you guys got in your weekly or monthly book haul! XP

Insurgent By Veronica Roth Review

Available at Amazon

Source: Bought

Author: Veronica Roth

Publisher: Harper Collins


   One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.
Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

Chaos' Review: 
    As per tradition now, lets begin with the cover. It reflects the story, but I felt the cover didn't do the story justice. Of coarse it is gorgeous but I'm just not getting that draw towards it, it just doesn't stick out for me like Divergent did, with the burning Dauntless symbol and all. 
  Now on to the story. As with all sequels, it gives a short review of past events. Thank goodness, because I read Divergent a year ago and could hardly remember a thing. My memory never falters like that, its crazy, but now that I think about that, it's because the names of the characters were just so normal. Like Peter, Susan, Marcus, and Christina. All those names are so average, which brings to why I could hardly remember who they were once I started the book. Anyways, Tris, the protagonist made me very weary, and I must admit that while reading about her depression -I- in turn felt depressed because of it. It wasn't a very appealing feeling. I gradually began to feel agitated of the book because it was constantly based towards how Tris was mentally unstable. Tris wasn't the same kick-butt protagonist that we all met in Divergent, it literally drove me insane. I understand that she was badly damaged after killing one of her best friends due to certain circumstances and the death of her parents drove her over the edge, but I thought it would somehow push her into trying harder in order to avenge their deaths. I was kinda of disappointed by that, because the majority of the book is a continuous reminder of how she now has suicidal tendencies. It wasn't towards the end did I get a hint of Tris' previous personality in Divergent. Other than that, all the publicized hype for this book increased my hopes, which probably explains why I was disappointed a bit. Honestly, Veronica Roth is a terrific writer and I send all high praise to her, and I did increasingly enjoy Divergent VERY much! But Insurgent just wasn't up to my expectation, but I look forward to the third installment of this trilogy, because the very ending gave me a slight 'The Maze Runner By James Dashner' feel, and I liked that, so I look forward to what Veronica Roth has in store for us readers. 

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

ARC Review: Fated by Alyson noel

The first book in a magnificent new series about a girl who can navigate between the worlds of the living and the dead by #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël.

Lately strange things have been happening to Daire Santos. Animals follow her, crows mock her, and glowing people appear out of nowhere. Worried that Daire is having a nervous breakdown, her mother packs her off to stay in the dusty plains of Enchantment, New Mexico with a grandmother she’s never met.

There she crosses paths with Dace, a gorgeous guy with unearthly blue eyes who she’s encountered before...but only in her dreams. And she’ll get to know her grandmother—a woman who recognizes Daire’s bizarre episodes for what they are. A call to her true destiny as a Soul Seeker, one who can navigate between the worlds of the living and the dead. Her grandmother immediately begins teaching her to harness her powers—but it’s an art that must be mastered quickly. Because Dace’s brother is an evil shape-shifter who’s out to steal her powers. Now Daire must embrace her fate as a Soul Seeker and find out if Dace is one guy she’s meant to be with...or if he’s allied with the enemy she’s destined to destroy

Calamity's Review:

Lets start with the cover, it is BEAUTIFUL! Call me superficial, but that is mostly why I wanted to read it. BUT... the book was slightly disappointing. I expected it to be better considering how many people were excited to read it. The blurb was interesting enough and the storyline was good, but the writng style was not for me. The book was slow and took forever to actually get to the point. I felt as if I were waiting for something the the whole time I was reading.
The main character, Daire, was very realistic and it was easy to relate to her. She was really outgoing but shy at the same time. I got tired of reading from her point of view though. She would do the opposite of what the readers would want her to do and started to get irritating.
The book was good but honestly, the writing style was just not my cup of tea and I found it slightly repetetive.

I rate this book a 3!


Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Partials By Dan Wells Review

Available at Amazon or The Book Depository


   The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by RM, a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island while the Partials have mysteriously retreated. The threat of the Partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to RM in more than a decade. Our time is running out.
Kira, a sixteen-year-old medic-in-training, is on the front lines of this battle, seeing RM ravage the community while mandatory pregnancy laws have pushed what's left of humanity to the brink of civil war, and she's not content to stand by and watch. But as she makes a desperate decision to save the last of her race, she will find that the survival of humans and Partials alike rests in her attempts to uncover the connections between them—connections that humanity has forgotten, or perhaps never even knew were there.

Chaos' Review:

    As always, lets start with the cover, it is simply gorgeous and eye catching. I adorrrrre it! The quote "The only hope for humanity isn't human" adds the perfect dash of mystery, and because of it, I HAD to pick this book up. 
   The beginning is the calm introduction of the characters, setting, plot, and everything else. It was interesting but first chapter was slightly boring because now a days, books start off with a rapid bang, and BAM you're in the middle of some kind of fight scene. However, in this book, its casual and invites the readers because its still keeping its poise of mystery. 
   The protagonist is Kira, she's intelligent and can basically care for herself, other than depending mainly on others, AND she WILL ask for help instead of going on some stupid deathly mission and becoming some kind of killing machine that saves the world all on her own. No, Kira is independent, but she see's things in a different perspective than our usual heroines that go out and try to get themselves killed because, heck, they think they're the only one's that can save things. Kira ASKS for help and knows how to get things done with EVERYONE'S help! I love it because that makes her seem more *HUMANE* since she is pushing her limit with the assistance of her close friends, to find a cure to save the dying babies. 
   Now the antagonist is hard to explain, because even I don't know who in the world it could be. Plus if I tried to explain, it will spoil many things. Therefore no can do! LOL! 
   Once you get past the first few chapters and begin to understand the characters and their roles, plus the setting and background story on the situation, it is NON STOP ACTION! It was awesome, and I could no longer put this book down. I literally felt heart broken because the book ENDED! I'm living off hysteria because I need the second book NOW! Literally, this book was filled with diversity between the characters and it was remarkable. Dan Wells literally took my breath away with this book! I praise his work and impatiently await for the second! 


Waiting on Wednesday (#1)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection for Calamity is:

Rebel Heart (Dust Lands #2) by Moira Young
I CAINT BREATHE! I NEED this book in my hands. I need more of Saba and her awesomeness and her beautiful language. This is the second installment to the Dust Land series. The first one is Blood Red Road and it was one of the, actually no, the BEST book of 2012 so far. I cannot explain how much I enjoyed reading that book. Anyway, I look forward to the next one... check out the description on Goodreads
Golden Lily (Bloodlines #2) by Richelle Mead
Release Date: June 12, 2012

I admit it, I mostly want to read this book beacause of Dimka, but I am also really looking forward to seeing more of Sydney. She is obviously not a "Rose"  but she is unique and I want to know more about her character. I think that the reason I'm so drawn to this book might be because it is a spin-off of Vampire Academy and I really fell in love with all the characters in that series. The description can be found here

I hope you enjoyed my (Calamity's) picks for this week :)