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Sneak Peek: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

I just wrote my review for Delirium by Lauren Oliver today. Delirium doesn’t release until February 1, 2011 so I scheduled my review to post on January 24 but I can’t just let it go without pointing as many people as possible to this book.

Here’s what my “overall” comment was:

A brutal society where love is disguised as a disease and is ultimately tragically and beautifully worth fighting for.

 

There’s so much more to it than that but that pretty much sums up my thoughts. The society really isn’t “brutal” but any society that prohibits the feeling of love is brutal in my book.

There’s an excerpt on HarperTeen of the first chapter. While it’s not much it’s a good teaser to grab your interest. Click icon for the direct link to the pdf.

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(Image Source: The Cozy Reader, ARC edition)

 Delirium by Lauren Oliver

320 pages

HarperCollins, (2011-02-01)

$17.99 (Amazon.com, Hardcover)

Summary (Goodreads)

Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that one love -the deliria- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the governments demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.
But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.

So, add this one to your to-be-read lists. It’s definitely worth the wait.

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Sneak Peek! Torment (Fallen, #2) by Lauren Kate

Lauren Kate has released a sneak peek of the second installment to her Fallen series, Torment.

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Torment will be released September 28, 2010.

Book 1, Fallen is available and feel free to read my review.

Series

  Fallen by Lauren Kate

There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.
Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.
Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce–and goes out of his way to make that very clear–she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.  —Goodreads

Torment by Lauren Kate
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Sneak Peek: 13 to Life by Shannon Delany

Shannon visited Daily Dose today and she submitted an excerpt of 13 to Life!

It was pretty cool and such a tease! I can’t wait to read this book!

13 to Life: A Werewolf’s Tale by Shannon Delany

Jess Sig

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Amazon.com Associate. If you click on my links and purchase anything a very small percentage of the purchase price will be awarded to Book Reviews by Jess.

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Sneak Peek: Shift (The Shifters, Book 5) by Rachel Vincent

Rachel put a sneak peek on Deadline Dames today! It’s a doozy of a sneak peek. If you’ve read Prey then you’re safe to read the sneak peek, if you haven’t read Prey DO NOT READ the sneak peek!

Check it out!

Shift will be released March 1, 2010.

Series

Stray (Shifters, Book 1) by Rachel Vincent

Rogue by Rachel Vincent

Pride (Werecats, Book 3) by Rachel Vincent

Prey (Werecats, Book 4) by Rachel Vincent

Shift (The Shifters, Book 5) by Rachel Vincent

I canNOT wait for Shift. I will devour it immediately upon arrival.

Jess Sig

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Amazon.com Associate. If you click on my links and purchase anything I will receive a very small percentage of the purchase price. All funds are used for shipping on contests.

Posted in Giveaway, Giveaway Roundup, Sneak Peek

Sneak Peeks! The Dark Divine by Bree Despain

Have you been over to Bree Despain’s blog lately?
She’s holding a super awesome Countdown Giveaway! Head over for more details! Contest ends 12/14.
Also, RomaticTimes Magazine is featuring the first 6 chapters of The Dark Divine on their blog! They are releasing one chapter per week (brutal torture if you ask me!).
The Dark Divine was one of my favorite reads this year. Check out my review if you haven’t already.
Here are the links for the sneak peeks over at the RT Blog (I’ll update with new links when the other chapters are released!):
RT Blog
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6 – coming 12/21
The Dark Divine releases December 22. Go ahead and pre-order your copy!

The Dark Divine by Bree Despain

The Dark Divine by Bree Despain

Enjoy!
Jess Sig
Disclosure:
Amazon.com Associate. If you click on my links and purchase something I will receive a very small percentage of the purchase price.

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Cover Art: Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2) by Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater unveiled the cover art for her next Wolves of Mercy Falls title, Linger, which is being released July 20, 2010. I know that’s forever away!

Linger Official

Maggie has also given us a sneak peak at the first paragraph of Linger.

If you haven’t read Shiver yet DO NOT READ! Instead, order Shiver, read it, and then come back and read the excerpt! 🙂 You can read my review of Shiver as well. 🙂

 

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

 

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This is the story of a boy who used to be a wolf and a girl who was becoming one.

Just a few months ago, it was Sam who was the mythical creature. His was the disease we couldn’t cure. His was the good-bye that meant the most. He had the body that was a mystery, too strange and wonderful and terrifying to comprehend.

But now it is spring. With the heat, the remaining wolves will soon be falling out of their wolf pelts and back into their human bodies. Sam stays Sam, and Cole stays Cole, and it’s only me who’s not firmly in my own skin.

 

How cool huh? Visit Maggie’s blog and follow along to stay up to date on her happenings.

Jess Sig

Disclosure:
Amazon.com Associate. If you click on my links and purchase something I will receive a very small percentage of the purchase price.

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Sneak Peek: Fire Spell by Chloe Neill

Awesome news!

Chloe Neill has posted the first chapter of her upcoming YA release Firespell!

 

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Signet (January 5, 2010)

256 pages, Young Adult

$6.99 (Amazon.com, 10/19/09) Available for pre-order

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New Girl.
New School.
Old Evil.
From the author of the Chicagoland Vampires novels.
A new series about a boarding school filled with something worse than homework.

Lily’s parents have sent her to a fancy boarding school in Chicago filled with the ultra-rich. If that wasn’t bad enough, she’s hearing and seeing bizarre things on St. Sophie’s creepy campus. Her roommate, Scout, keeps her sane, but keeps disappearing at night. When one day Lily finds Scout running from real-life monsters, she learns the hard way that Scout is involved in a splinter group of rebel teens.
They protect Chicago from demons, vamps, and dark magic users. It’s too bad Lily doesn’t have powers of her own to help. At least, none that she’s discovered yet…

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Check it out on her website.

I haven’t read it yet….so much to do this AM but I will be reading it later! I’m also expecting an ARC of this to review so hopefully that’ll get here soon after I read this first chapter! 😉

Happy Monday!

Jess Sig

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Teaser Tuesday: Fallen by Lauren Kate

A big thank you to Tales of the Ravenous Reader for posting this link the other day. 🙂

Random House has posted an excerpt page for Fallen by Lauren Kate. It’s not my typical “Teaser Tuesday” post but I thought it was a perfect time to share! 🙂

Fallen by Lauren Kate

Fallen by Lauren Kate

Delacorte Books for Young Readers (December 8, 2009)

464 pages, Young Adult

$12.23 (Amazon.com, 10/03/09) Available for pre-order

Excerpt

Available HERE. You can also sign up for updates about this series.

Summary (Amazon.com) 

There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.
Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.
Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce–and goes out of his way to make that very clear–she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.
Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, Fallen is a page turning thriller and the ultimate love story.

 

Trailer

 

Connect with Lauren Kate

She’s not easily accessible. If anyone else has links to her let me know!

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Other Books by Lauren Kate

The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove (November 12, 2009) Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove

Summary (Amazon.com)

A steamy Southern beauty makes one fatal mistake

Natalie Hargrove would kill to be her high school’s Palmetto Princess. But her boyfriend Mike King doesn’t share her dream and risks losing the honor of Palmetto Prince to Natalie’s nemesis, Justin Balmer. So she convinces Mike to help play a prank on Justin. . . one that goes terribly wrong. They tie him to the front of the church after a party—when they arrive the next morning, Justin is dead.

From blackmail to buried desire, dark secrets to darker deeds, Natalie unravels. She never should’ve messed with fate. Fate is the one thing more twisted than Natalie Hargrove.

Cruel Intentions meets Macbeth in this seductive, riveting tale of conscience and consequence.

 

My Thoughts

Love the cover! The excerpt was nice. I didn’t like the non adjustable font on their site but the quality of the excerpt was good. I wasn’t sweating for more but I will be looking forward to reading this.line_separator What do you think? Did you read the  excerpt? Loving it? Hating it? Let me know!

Jess Sig

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Sneak Peek: Shift (Shifters, Book 5) by Rachel Vincent

WARNING!

This post contains spoilers to PREY (Shifters, Book 4)!

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Shift is Rachel’s 5th Werecats or Shifters series book. Releasing March 1, 2010.

Cover Blurb (Rachel’s Blog):

TROUBLE IN THE AIR…

Being the first female werecat enforcer isn’t easy. Scars accumulate, but I’m stronger in so many ways.

As for my personal life? It’s complicated. Choices worth making always are. Ever since my brother’s death and my father’s impeachment, it’s all I can do to prevent more blood from spilling. Now our Pride is under attack by a flight of vicious thunderbirds. And making peace with our new enemies may be the only way to get the best of our old foe.

With the body count rising and treachery everywhere, my instincts tell me to look before I leap. But sometimes a leap of faith is the only real option…

Excerpt:

Rachel has posted an excerpt over at the Deadline Dames blog.

Shift follows a very tragic and very emotional Prey. You can read my review of each book in this series.

Stray (Shifters, Book 1): My Review
Rogue (Shifters, Book 2): My Review
Pride (Shifters, Book 3): My Review
Prey (Shifters, Book 4): My Review

I can NOT wait to read this. Prey was superb and so much happened that I can not wait to see how it is all resolved. After Shift there’s one last book, Alpha, which I can assume someone is crowned Alpha to replace Faythe’s father, Greg.

You can pre-order Shift on Amazon.com.

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Jess Sig