Waiting on Wednesday #14 by TheJay2xA

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:
Breaking Beautiful
by Jennifer Shaw Wolf
Expected Publication: April 24th 2012 by Walker & Company

Description from Goodreads:

Allie lost everything the night her boyfriend, Trip, died in a horrible car accident—including her memory of the event. As their small town mourns his death, Allie is afraid to remember because doing so means delving into what she’s kept hidden for so long: the horrible reality of their abusive relationship.

When the police reopen the investigation, it casts suspicion on Allie and her best friend, Blake, especially as their budding romance raises eyebrows around town. Allie knows she must tell the truth. Can she reach deep enough to remember that night so she can finally break free? Debut writer Jennifer Shaw Wolf takes readers on an emotional ride through the murky waters of love, shame, and, ultimately, forgiveness.

The Catastrophic History of You and Me
by Jess Rothenberg
Expected Publication: February 21st 2012 by Penguin Young Readers Group
Description from Goodreads:

Dying of a broken heart is just the beginning…. Welcome to forever.

BRIE’S LIFE ENDS AT SIXTEEN: Her boyfriend tells her he doesn’t love her, and the news breaks her heart—literally.

But now that she’s D&G (dead and gone), Brie is about to discover that love is way more complicated than she ever imagined. Back in Half Moon Bay, her family has begun to unravel. Her best friend has been keeping a secret about Jacob, the boy she loved and lost—and the truth behind his shattering betrayal. And then there’s Patrick, Brie’s mysterious new guide and resident Lost Soul . . . who just might hold the key to her forever after.

With Patrick’s help, Brie will have to pass through the five stages of grief before she’s ready to move on. But how do you begin again, when your heart is still in pieces?

“Inventive, gorgeous, funny and yes . . . heartbreaking. You will absolutely love this book.” — Lauren Oliver, New York Times bestselling author of Before I Fall and Delirium.


[Review] Legend by Marie Lu

by Marie Lu

Publication Date: November 29th 2011
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Format: Hardcover, 336 pages

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths – until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.

Cinematic! A dystopian book on its finest! I love it!
Legend has been one of my favorite read this year. It is no doubt one dystopian book that is on the top of its game. The story just draw you in on every page read, it is compelling that you don’t want it to stop. I find the book very cinematic, the way it was plotted, I cannot say more because it was really awesome. Every little detail was conveyed properly and I totally love the details. The story of Day and June was plotted and written perfectly that it draws readers to read more, the details and how it was put together is just a WOWer for me. I cannot explain more how I love this book, I have to say this that I was not easily won by this book from the first 2 chapter but when the details came rushing in on the new few chapters I suddenly caught myself not stopping on reading it. I think people will be surprise on how this book will turn out, I find it very predictable but in a sense that you’ll be entertained by how it turns out. I also describe this book as Enigmatic, it is actually enigmatic or much to say very mysterious. I was actually asking myself why you would title this book Legend.
Day is one of the most admirable characters that I’ve read. I think everyone can relate to his outlook in life. I find Day as a very mischievous person but have the heart that cares for his family; I really like how he was written with the heart of a lady but the courage of a man. I personally can relate to this character because I think I would do the same when in a situation like his. June is very much like Day, she shows courage of a man but deep inside she’s still a lady in disguise. I think both of them have been submitted to a situation in an early stage they both submitted themselves to change for the sake of the country and their family. Thomas is one character that I’m most gutted; you can say that he’s the antagonist of the story. I won’t spoil anymore details so I think I’ll just leave it there.

The cover of Legend is just eye catching and very appropriate for its theme and story. I think I didn’t much read about the emblem that was shown on the cover but it’s not much of a question to me whether it was like that or not.

Overall this book is an amazing read! I can say that it deserves its movie offer. Yes, the movie rights for this book have been sold and I can’t wait for this book to be turned into a movie. I think I can recommend this book to anyone who’s looking for a good read. I think it proves how this book is what I can say cinematic, even before hearing this news I think the book was meant to be in the big screens. I cannot wait for book 2 of the series. I just read that Marie Lu has wrapped up writing for the sequel. There has not been a title yet but I’m very much excited on what will happen to Day and June.



I write young adult novels, and have a special love for dystopian books. Ironically, I was born in 1984. Before becoming a full-time writer, I was an Art Director at a video game company where I enjoyed discussing Facebook game apps with my co-workers, hearing amusing insider stories about World of Warcraft bugs, and delighting in cute 3D renditions of buildings–all via Skype. Now I shuffle around at home and talk to myself a lot. 🙂

I like food, fighter jets, afternoon tea, happy people, electronics, the interwebz, cupcakes, pianos, bright colors, rain, Christmas lights, sketches, animation, dogs, farmers’ markets, video games, and of course, books. I suck at working out. I also get lost very easily, but am a halfway decent driver. At least, I like to think so.

I was born near Shanghai, but settled down in Texas until I went off to college at the University of Southern California. California weather sweet-talked me into sticking around, so I’m currently in Pasadena with my boyfriend, two Pembroke Welsh Corgis, and a chihuahua mix.

Amazon Bargains #1

Amazon Bargains is a new feature here in We Fancy Books. I’m a big fan of Amazon not just because it has a secure way of delivering items to you, it also has Bargain books that I usually order and put up into a giveaway. So every Monday I decided to share them to all of you. Since this is a Book blog ill post Bargain Books but may or may not include other items on bargain. Most books are less than $10 or more.

Link to this page

Marked: A House of Night Novel and  
Awakened: A House of Night Novel  
by P. C. Cast , Kristin Cast [Hardcover] only $7.20

The Host 
by Stephanie Meyer [Paperback] only $6.80
Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 7)
by J.R. Ward [Hardcover] only $9.98

Vampire Academy Signature Edition: A Vampire Academy Novel
by Richelle Mead [Hardcover] only $7.20
The Lovely Bones
by Alice Sebold [Paperback] only $6.00

by Sarah Dessen [Paperback] only $3.60

Bookish News #1

New Feature!
Welcome to Bookish News by We Fancy Books. This is a feature where we try to sum up some Book News the whole week. I hope this feature will help you guys be up to date about the latest Book News around the Bookish Community~
Book Release

Shatter Me is released! Last Tuesday, November 15th. the most anticipated book for this year has been released! I have been one of the few people who has been lucky to read Shatter Me before it’s released and man I was really blown away. If you haven’t got your copy yet make sure to get a copy soon cause it’s worth it I tell ya! Shatter Me is available Worldwide where every books are sold. Here’s my review.
 Happy Book Birthday to Tahereh Mafi for her amazing debut!
picture taken from Tahereh’s Facebook

Along with the release this week:

The Pledge by Kimberly Derting
Wherever You Go by Heather Davis
The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff
Lightbringer by K.D. McEntire
Death Watch by Ari Berk
Dancer Girl by Carol M Tanzman

Meanwhile The Pledge has been reviewed by KIRKUS, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, VOYA and BOOKLIST.
Voya is calling The Pledge “fast-paced and engrossing”
Booklist says “Derting (Desires of the Dead, 2011) gives texture to Charlie’s future society, hinting at a not-so distant past when cities had names and people wanted democracy but became corrupt and turned to an all powerful Queen. Danger, dread, mystery, and romance are a potent combination for those that enjoy their dystopian-light fiction action packed.”
Hearing good reviews about this book makes me want to read this one. Make sure to get your copy of  The Pledge by Kimberly Derting.
The Space Between Book Trailer

Wednesday November 16th @SimonAudio tweeted this

“Ed Westwick is back for another @CassieClare audiobook! CLOCKWORK PRINCE is available on CD & for download on 12/6″ 

SQUEE! Who’s excited for this? I know I am! 🙂 Ed Westick is just loooove! I’m drooling over his husky voice as Jace on City of Fallen Angels and now he’s back!

As we all know Breaking Dawn Part 1 has been released and we have here Stephanie Meyer author of The Twilight Saga for an Interview by Access Hollywood. Would Stephenie sleep outside in the street for the last movie of Twilight? Plus more about her latest project.

Friday the upcoming debut author Marie Lu is Interviewed by Tavis Smiley

credits to Legend the series facebook page

credits to pbs.org

“The writer, out with her first and highly-anticipated young adult novel Legend, discusses her fascination with child prodigies and the intrigue of writing dystopian stories.

Marie Lu is that rare debut novelist whose book is slated for a film adaptation before its publication. The rights to her young-adult futuristic thriller, Legend, have been secured by CBS Films and will be developed and produced by the team behind the Twilight franchise. Lu was born near Shanghai, China and moved to the U.S. from Beijing at age 5, settling in Texas until she started college at the University of Southern California. She’s also founder of the business brand Fuzz Academy, aimed at teaching kids and tweens about living environmentally.”

Legend comes out November 29th.

Wednesday Simone Elkeles Fan Page posted

“It’s now announced and official! NYT bestselling author of the Perfect Chemistry series Simone Elkeles’ first two books in her FULLRIDERS series, about high school football players from diverse backgrounds who seem to have gotten a “full ride” in life but whose lives are more complex than they seem, finding love where they least expect it and managing personal challenges on and off the field, to Emily Easton at Walker Children’s, by Kristin Nelson at Nelson Literary Agency (NA).”

Thursday Harlequin TEEN posted

COVER THURSDAY! Today we’re revealing the back cover copy for Goddess Interrupted. We’re so excited for this book and hope you are too!

New Cover for Black Heart by Holly Black

Cover Reveal: Just For Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
New Cover for Clarity by Kim Harrington
Paperback release February 28th 2012

In My Mailbox #6

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. This meme allows bloggers to showcase the books they’ve received, bought or borrowed from the library.
I have been waiting for my books since last week and here it is! 😀

Carrier of The Mark 
Leigh Fallon from Pinoy Book Tour
(Review Copy)
Review here

Across the Universe 
Beth Revis won from Joy of Joyous Reads



 Royal Street ARC + Swag
Suzanne Johnson from Author
(Review Copy)
Expected Publication: April 10, 2012 by Tor Books


 Know more about Suzanne Johnson visit her on
Blog | Twitter | Goodreads

What did you get in your mailbox this week?
Let us know in the comments! Happy Sunday~

The Winner Takes It ALL!

I know it’s has been awhile since these giveaway has ended and I apologize for not picking a winner as soon as it ended. I have been really busy at school but here are the winners~
 Winner of Water for Elephants Book Bundle is
Winner for the November Giveaway Hop is 
Number 385 which is
Lindsay Gunagana

 Congratulations! The winners has been contacted and has 48 hours to reply with their Mailing Address!
We’re giving away a copy of The Hunger Games!
Make sure to ENTER HERE

[Review] Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay

Juliet Immortal
by Stacey Jay

Publication Date: August 9, 201

Publisher: Delacorte Books
Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
“These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
Which as they kiss consume.”—Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

The most tragic love story in history . . .

Juliet Capulet didn’t take her own life. She was murdered by the person she trusted most, her new husband, Romeo Montague, a sacrifice made to ensure his own immortality. But what Romeo didn’t anticipate was that Juliet would be granted eternity, as well, and would become an agent for the Ambassadors of Light. For 700 years, she’s fought Romeo for the souls of true lovers, struggling to preserve romantic love and the lives of the innocent. Until the day she meets someone she’s forbidden to love, and Romeo, oh Romeo, will do everything in his power to destroy that love.


My thoughts?

There are just sooo many reasons why you should read this book. This is fureakin amazing. From the writing style, to the story itself, it’s like you’re watching a movie every single scene you will not want to miss. This is the kind of book I want to keep reading. I mean come on, I feel like I’m being offered with the same things every time I read young adult books right now. But these kinds of books offer a different feeling. It’s not the usual high school girl meeting the new jerk transferee dude kind of story.

I’m not familiar with Stacey Jay honestly. I’ve never actually read any of her stories before. But as I have read her Juliet Immortal, I knew I liked her writing style. The first few pages of the book did not allow me to stop. Oh no it didn’t. It must be because of the story too. It was Romeo and Juliet. Oh well we all love them. But well in this story apparently, Romeo is the evil jerk who killed his new wife. And he will have to battle with Juliet through eternity. But our little Juliet is not as easy to kill as we think. She’s real tough and she fell for another guy in this story. And Romeo, our dear Romeo would do everything to not give Juliet her happy ending.

I’m not going to continue the story because I would end up spoiling it for you. But really, I want to tell myself that I should have seen the twist coming. I should have seen it but I didn’t. Oh well. So I’m challenging you. You will know which part of the book I’m talking about when you read it. It will be fun.

But no matter how evil Romeo might appear in this story, I still like him. Okay so this is Stacey Jay against William Shakespeare. And well as much as I like Jay’s writing, I’m still a sucker for fairy tales. I’m a romantic I guess. I still want to believe in our dear Romeo.

So yeah I had to not sleep for a night because of this. And I think it’s worth it. This is really beautiful. I love it and I would want to read more of this. There’s a sequel to this as far as I could say. The title, they say, is Romeo Redeemed and I could not wait to read it. It is going to be on my most anticipated booklist. Because I so love it.  Ratings:

Stacey Jay is a recovering workaholic (or at least working hard at recovering) with three pen names, two small children, and a passion for playing pretend for a living. She’s been a full time mom-writer since 2005 and can’t think of anything she’d rather be doing. Her former careers include theatre performer, professional dancer, poorly paid C-movie actress, bartender, waiter, math tutor (for real) and yoga instructor.

In her very limited spare time, Stacey enjoys cooking elaborate dinners and eating them very, every slowly, dressing up in costumes with her sons, and dancing like a total freak who all but the coolest of her friends are embarrassed to be seen with. You can write her email if you want. She’ll do her best to answer in a timely fashion and tell you thanks for reading.