Teaser Tuesdays: Nearly Found

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I originally discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share a couple “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

—> Now on to the main event!

Nearly Found (Nearly Gone, #2) by Elle Cosimano

Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books
Release Date: June 2nd, 2015
ISBN# 9780803739277
Page: 47

“Make us proud, Boswell,” is what he said.

But in my head, all I heard was, Nearly, don’t screw this up.

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“Waiting On” Wednesdays: All In

Waiting on Wednesdays

Waiting on Wednesdays is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming book releases that we are excited for.


All In (The Naturals, #3) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Hardcover, 320 pages
Publication Date: Nov. 3rd, 2015
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
ISBN: 9781484716434
Add it: To your TBR Pile or your “Want to Read” list on Goodreads.

Seventeen-year-old Cassie is a natural at reading people. Piecing together the tiniest details, she can tell you who you are and what you want. But it’s not a skill that she’s ever taken seriously. That is, until the FBI come knocking: they’ve begun a classified program that uses exceptional teenagers to crack infamous cold cases, and they need Cassie.

What Cassie doesn’t realize is that there’s more at risk than a few unsolved homicides—especially when she’s sent to live with a group of teens whose gifts are as unusual as her own. Sarcastic, privileged Michael has a knack for reading emotions, which he uses to get inside Cassie’s head—and under her skin. Brooding Dean shares Cassie’s gift for profiling, but keeps her at arm’s length.

Soon, it becomes clear that no one in the Naturals program is what they seem. And when a new killer strikes, danger looms closer than Cassie could ever have imagined. Caught in a lethal game of cat and mouse with a killer, the Naturals are going to have to use all of their gifts just to survive.

So the first book in this series was quite a surprise to me, with how much I enjoyed it, and I really thought the second book was a strong follow-up that allowed the reader to get to know more about the characters besides the protagonist. Which was pretty awesome. I really can’t wait to get started on book 3, to see what exactly this new threat is to the Naturals team, and to find out more of the many secrets that these teens are guarding. And, let me not forget, following the romances is pretty fun too…

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What are you waiting for this week?

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“Waiting On” Wednesdays: The Liar

Waiting on Wednesdays

Waiting on Wednesdays is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming book releases that we are excited for.


The Liar by Nora Roberts

Hardcover, 512 pages
Publication Date: Apr. 14th, 2015
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
ISBN: 9780399170867
Add it: To your TBR Pile or your “Want to Read” list on Goodreads.

 

Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions…

The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn’t just dead. He never really existed.

Shelby takes her three-year-old daughter and heads south to seek comfort in her hometown, where she meets someone new: Griff Lott, a successful contractor. But her husband had secrets she has yet to discover. Even in this small town, surrounded by loved ones, danger is closer than she knows–and threatens Griff, as well. And an attempted murder is only the beginning…

I just love Nora Roberts. I don’t really care what the book is about, if she wrote it, I’m gonna read it. LOL, but they all sound so intriguing so it’s never a hardship either. I like the premise of this latest mystery/romance as well. The multiple IDs part really caught my attention, and it makes me wonder if this woman’s husband is really dead… Hmmm, I guess we shall see…

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What are you waiting for this week?

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“Waiting On” Wednesdays: Liars, Inc.

Waiting on Wednesdays

Waiting on Wednesdays is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming book releases that we are excited for.


Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes

Hardcover, 368 pages
Publication Date: Mar. 24th, 2015
Publisher: HarperTeen
ISBN: 9780062323286
Add it: To your TBR Pile or your “Want to Read” list on Goodreads.

 

For fans of Gone Girl, I Hunt Killers, and TV’s How to Get Away with Murder.

Max Cantrell has never been a big fan of the truth, so when the opportunity arises to sell forged permission slips and cover stories to his classmates, it sounds like a good way to make a little money and liven up a boring senior year. With the help of his friends Preston and Parvati, Max starts Liars, Inc. Suddenly everybody needs something and the cash starts pouring in. Who knew lying could be so lucrative?

When Preston wants his own cover story to go visit a girl he met online, Max doesn’t think twice about hooking him up. Until Preston never comes home. Then the evidence starts to pile up—terrifying clues that lead the cops to Preston’s body. Terrifying clues that point to Max as the murderer.

Can Max find the real killer before he goes to prison for a crime he didn’t commit? In a story that Kirkus Reviews called “Captivating to the very end,” Paula Stokes starts with one single white lie and weaves a twisted tale that will have readers guessing until the explosive final chapters.

I defy you to read this premise and not feel the tension. When I first discovered this book, it made my hair stand on end. Now, every time I read it, I get both excited and nervous for Max. Normally this is not my kind of story, I like the lighter, fluffier contemporary fiction most of the time, but this is definitely drawing me in. Plus, I LOVED I Hunt Killers, so I’m definitely excited and curious to see if this book can be as good in it’s own way.

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What are you waiting for this week?

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Teaser Tuesdays: Mr. Kiss and Tell

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB of the Should Be Reading blog. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
– Remember to include the title & author, too, so that your followers and any Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their reading lists if your tease has captured their attention!

—> Now on to the main event!

 

Mr. Kiss and Tell (Veronica Mars, #2) by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham

Paperback, 330 pages
Publisher: Vintage
Release Date: January 20th, 2015
ISBN# 9780804170727
Page: 158

“That is so awesome! But, um, is there any way you could maybe bring it over for us right now? I’ll owe you a nice warm batch of chocolate chip cookies…”

“What the hell. I can bring it over for you. Had thought about spending this afternoon bodysurfing with a special lady friend–but whatever. Driving used athletic gear across town works too. Oh, and one other thing: No chocolate chip. Snickerdoodles. Nonnegotiable.”

(and because I can’t resist my love for Miss Veronica Mars, a second teaser for your enjoyment:)

 Page: 322

“How often do people say thank you to you?”

Veronica swallowed her mouthful of coffee and cleared her throat. “‘Thank you’ ranks just below ‘You ruined my life’ and just above ‘When I get my hands on you.'”

50 Day Movie Challenge: Day 18

My 50 Day Movie Challenge!

For those just tuning in, while browsing the internet, I’ve come across posts from other bloggers doing 20, or 30 day challenges all about movies, so I decided to mash up a bunch of those questions and came up with 50 that I’m going to attempt to answer consecutively over the next month and a half (or so). If you’d like to try and do it too, feel free! I’ll post all the questions as I go along, and I hope you enjoy my answers!

Day 18: What’s a film you wish more people would see?

Veronica Mars Movie PosterThe Veronica Mars Movie!

There aren’t even enough words in the English language to describe my love for this character, this story, this everything! lol, I will probably be mocked for this but if there’s one movie/series that I would love for more people to check out it’s Veronica Mars. What originally started as a TV series, the show was so beloved by the fans that 10 years after it was cancelled, they Kickstarted it into a major motion picture. That, of course, came after it was cut down by a network that didn’t realize what a gem they had (big shocker there). And yes, I was absolutely one of those fans who donated money to see it get made.

I discovered V. Mars somewhere between the end of the first, and beginning of the second season and watched it pretty religiously. I was so mad when they cancelled it! For years I would hear snippets about how the cast would love to bring it back, how Rob Thomas would love to make a movie, and then, one random day in March 2013, I saw a post on Facebook that I never expected. Most people know how this story goes, they put up the project on Kickstarter and fans broke records like a smash-and-grab heist to get this movie into production.

LoganThe movie itself brings the characters back to Neptune, California for Veronica’s 10 year reunion. Of course, she has no intention of going anywhere near it, until her former flame gets himself into some major trouble. What I think is really wonderful about the movie is the way everyone came back for it, all the principle actors, and how excited they were to be a part of it. I loved that the movie had it’s own complete mystery, as well as subplots that don’t all get neatly wrapped up by the end, so the story still has new places it can go. And, I can’t speak to this directly, but I felt like people who weren’t a part of the series could be introduced to it in a way that would make them want to go back and check out what they missed in Veronicathe early years. I know I tend to underrate stuff that gets a lot of headlines, and I think people some people may have overlooked this movie because of all the fan hype that surrounds it. But I still think it stands by itself in a way. It has all the excitement of a 21st Century mystery/noir film; action, drama, love. Anyone who hasn’t seen it should give it a go.

Day 18, Done!

 

“Waiting On” Wednesdays: Mr. Kiss and Tell

Waiting on Wednesdays

Waiting on Wednesdays is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming book releases that we are excited for.


 

Mr. Kiss and Tell (Veronica Mars, #2) by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham

Paperback, 336 pages
Publication Date: Jan. 20th 2015
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780804170727
Add it: To your TBR Pile or your “Want to Read” list on Goodreads.

In the second book in the New York Times bestselling mystery series, Veronica Mars is back with a case that will expose the hidden workings of one of Neptune’s most murderous locations.

The Neptune Grand has always been the seaside town’s ritziest hotel, despite the shady dealings and high-profile scandals that seem to follow its elite guests. When a woman claims that she was brutally assaulted in one of its rooms and left for dead by a staff member, the owners know that they have a potential powder keg on their hands. They turn to Veronica to disprove—or prove—the woman’s story.

The case is a complicated mix of hard facts, mysterious occurrences, and uncooperative witnesses. The hotel refuses to turn over its reservation list and the victim won’t divulge who she was meeting that night. Add in the facts that the attack happened months ago, the victim’s memory is fuzzy, and there are holes in the hotel’s surveillance system, and Veronica has a convoluted mess on her hands. As she works to fill in the missing pieces, it becomes clear that someone is lying—but who? And why?

I’m just gonna say it. I love Veronica Mars. I love any adaptation of her; TV, movies, books. I don’t care if she’s 16 or 20 or 30. I will keep consuming her stories as long as Rob Thomas wants to keep writing them. As for this particular story, I’m a little on the impatient side, because originally this was supposed to come out in October, and they pushed back the release date. There are so many reasons why I’m excited for this next book. I heard it’s going to have more of the story with Weevil and his problems and also, Logan is coming back from his tour overseas. Both of these things are gonna be AWESOME! Plus with this new mystery in V. Mars’s hands… things are gonna get good. Feel free to “squee” if you’re with me on this!

What are you waiting for this week?

“Waiting On” Wednesdays: Suspicion

Waiting on Wednesdays

Waiting on Wednesdays is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming book releases that we are excited for.


 

Suspicion by Alexandra Monir

Hardcover, 368 pages
Publication Date: Dec. 9th 2014
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 9780385743891
Add it: To your TBR Pile or your “Want to Read” list on Goodreads.

“Take The Princess Diaries and add magic, murder and mystery, and you’ve got SUSPICION. A delightful read!”—Amy Plum, author of the of the international bestselling Die For Me series

“If Alfred Hitchcock had directed Downton Abbey, the result would have been this book. Alexandra Monir takes us on a gripping, nonstop thrill ride with just the right amount of supernatural and an ending that you definitely won’t suspect. I devoured it in one sitting.”—Jessica Brody, bestselling author of the Unremembered trilogy
Mysterious. Magnificent. Creepy. Welcome to Rockford Manor.

“There’s something hidden in the Maze.” Seventeen-year-old Imogen has never forgotten the last words her father said to her seven years ago, before the blazing fire that consumed him, her mother, and the gardens of her family’s English country manor.

Haunted by her parents’ deaths, Imogen moves to New York City with her new guardians. But when a letter arrives with the news of her cousin’s untimely death, revealing that Imogen is now the only heir left to run the estate, she returns to England and warily accepts her role as duchess.

All is not as it seems at Rockford, and Imogen quickly learns that dark secrets lurk behind the mansion’s aristocratic exterior, hinting that the spate of deaths in her family were no accident. And at the center of the mystery is Imogen herself–and Sebastian, the childhood friend she has secretly loved for years. Just what has Imogen walked into?

Combining a fresh twist on the classic REBECCA with a spine-tingling mystery and powerful romance, SUSPICION is an action-packed thrill ride.

I was hooked on to this book with phrases like “Princess Diaries + magic and mystery,” and “nonstop thrill ride.” Something is hidden in a maze, and this young girl is left to figure out the mystery on her own. With all the various elements that this premise mentions, it’s hard not to find something interesting here. English aristocracy, romance, and murder? Um, yes please! Sign me up for this one!

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What are you waiting for this week?

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