I meant to post this weeks ago, like, right after Christmas, but kept forgetting. Anyway, here's my (slightly overdo) holiday IMM.
Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.I pre-ordered this from Book Depository a few months ago, and was really excited to get it. But as the months passed, and the release date came and went without the book arriving, I started to lose hope that I would ever get it. Luckily, it finally came in a few days before Christmas (a Christmas miracle, perhaps?). I can't wait to read it! I read the first few chapters of the ARC and absolutely loved it!
The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.
Eleventh grade at Bathory High is draining Vladimir Tod. Joss, a professional vampire slayer and Vlad's former friend, has moved back to town. The powerful vampire Dorian has an overwhelming desire to drink Vlad's blood. And his arch enemy, D'Ablo, has brought Vlad's Uncle Otis to trial for crimes against vampires. So much for dating. When the tables turn on Vlad, he has just enough time to return to Bathory for his final good-byes . . .I love this series! It's one of my favorites. I already had an ARC of this, but I had to have a finished copy (in paperback, to match the rest of the series), so it was one of the first things on my Christmas list. HUGE THANKS! go to my sister for giving me this as part of my family's Secret Santa tradition. =D
We are such stuff as dreams are made on.(The synopsis is really long, so I only put part of it. Read the rest here.)
Act Two, Scene One
Growing up in the enchanted Thèâtre Illuminata, Beatrice Shakespeare Smith learned everything about every play ever written. She knew the Players and their parts, but she didn’t know that she, too, had magic. Now, she is the Mistress of Revels, the Teller of Tales, and determined to follow her stars. She is ready for the outside world.
*throws confetti and does happy dance* THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, AUNT AND UNCLE (who shall not be named on this blog)! I lovedlovedLOVED Eyes Like Stars, and have been dying to read this ever since! I can't wait to read it!!! ^_^
Those are all the books I got over the holidays. I can't wait to read them! ^_^