Saturday, February 26, 2011

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Jennifer @ Crazy- For-Books.
It's where Book Bloggers get to come together, make new friends, share our love of reading and hop to other blogs.

This week's question comes from Jen B. who blogs at I Read Banned Books:

 "Do you ever wish you would have named your blog something different?"


My answer:  I don't think so.  I like what I chose and I think it fits me perfectly!  :)

In My Mailbox





In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristy @ The Story Siren.

This week I received my first review copy.  Quicksilver by Joy Spraycar.  I want to thank Joy Spraycar and Author House Publishing for sending me this book.

This week I bought:
Timeless by Alexandra Monir
Anglefire by Courtney Allison Moulton
A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford
Secrets and Shadows (13 to Life #2) by Shannon Delany
Darkest Mercy (Wicked Lovely #5) by Melissa Marr

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Contests/Giveaways On Blogs I Follow

Here are some contests/giveaways that I have heard about this week.

Over at Electrifying Reviews he is having a giveaway for Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton.  The book signed & not signed, bookmarks and some awesome swag.  Check out his blog and post for complete rules.  Make sure you follow him if you don't already!

Over at The Bookish Type they are celebrating their One Year Blogoversary!  They are having two awesome giveaways for followers.  Really good books to choose from.  Check out their blog and post for complete rules.  Make sure you follow them if you don't already!

Vanish (Firelight #2) by Sophie Jordan Cover Reveal





I enjoyed the first one in this series Firelight and am looking forward to reading this one when it comes out.  The release date is September 6, 2011.


Summary from Goodreads:  

To save the life of the boy she loves, Jacinda did the unthinkable: She betrayed the most closely-guarded secret of her kind. Now she must return to the protection of her pride knowing she might never see Will again—and worse, that because his mind has been shaded, Will’s memories of that fateful night and why she had to flee are gone.


Back home, Jacinda is greeted with hostility and must work to prove her loyalty for both her sake and her family’s. Among the few who will even talk to her are Cassian, the pride’s heir apparent who has always wanted her, and her sister, Tamra, who has been forever changed by a twist of fate. Jacinda knows that she should forget Will and move on—that if he managed to remember and keep his promise to find her, it would only endanger them both. Yet she clings to the hope that someday they will be together again. When the chance arrives to follow her heart, will she risk everything for love?


In bestselling author Sophie Jordan’s dramatic follow-up to Firelight, forbidden love burns brighter than ever.






Sunday, February 20, 2011

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristy @ The Story Siren.







This week I bought: Blue Blood (Pulse #4) by Kailin Gow.  I bought the kindle e book for my Kindle.  I was told there is a surprise free gift towards the end of the book.  I haven't looked cause I don't want to go to the end yet.  I have all the books in this series but have not had a chance to read them yet.  Did you read them, if so let me know what you thought.

Nevermore Review



Book:  Nevermore (Nevermore #1)
Author:  Kelly Creagh
Publisher:  Atheneum 
Rating: 4 Stars
Summary from Goodreads:

And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting

On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;

And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,

And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;

And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor

Shall be lifted - nevermore!


--from "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe

Cheerleader Isobel Lanley is horrified when she is paired with Varen Nethers for an English project, which is due—so unfair—on the day of the rival game.

Cold and aloof, sardonic and sharp-tongued, Varen makes it clear he’d rather not have anything to do with her either. But when Isobel discovers strange writing in his journal, she can’t help but give this enigmatic boy with the piercing eyes another look.

Soon, Isobel finds herself making excuses to be with Varen. Steadily pulled away from her friends and her possessive boyfriend, Isobel ventures deeper and deeper into the dream world Varen has created through the pages of his notebook, a realm where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life.

As her world begins to unravel around her, Isobel discovers that dreams, like words, hold more power than she ever imagined, and that the most frightening realities are those of the mind.

Now she must find a way to reach Varen before he is consumed by the shadows of his own nightmares.

His life depends on it.


 My Review: 
I'm not really sure how I feel about this one. I am giving it a 4 star rating but maybe it deserves a 4.5 star. It seems like it took me a long time to read it, although it is a rather large book. I had a hard time getting into it in the beginning and most of the way through it. All the references and poems about Edgar Allan Poe was a bit much for me. Although it had a lot of high school drama I felt that at the same time it was rather dark. You have the popular cheerleader and the goth guy. I didn't connect with any of the characters or the story much. That said I did feel that it is a story that people need to read. I really liked it and enjoyed the second half of the book. The dreamworld and the ending had me confused sometimes. The ending left a lot of questions unanswered. I will be reading the sequel when it comes out. It really was a good book and I recommend if you like dark urban fantasy read this.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Supernaturally Cover Reveal

Kiersten White just revealed the cover of Supernaturally!!!!!!!!!!!!
Okay so yeah I'm excited because I LOVED Paranormalcy!  Go check her out at Kiersten Writes and let her know how much you love the cover too!

Book Blogger Hop



Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Crazy For Books  

This week's question comes from Jessica who blogs at a GREAT Read:
 "What book(s) would you like to see turned into a movie?"
My answer:

I would love to see Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead and My Blood Approves by Amanda Hocking turned into a movie(s).  Both are favorite series of mine.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Follow Friday

Follow My Book Blog Friday is hosted by http://www.parajunkee.com/

 This week's question:

If you are a fan of Science Fiction what is your favorite book? If you haven't read Science Fiction before...any inkling to? Anything catch your eye?

The only Sci-Fi books I can remember reading are The Host by Stephenie Meyer & Across The Universe by Beth Revis.  I liked it but Sci-Fi is usually not my thing.

 

To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
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  3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
  5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "HI"
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  7. If you're new to the follow Friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

House Of Night Series News

Exciting news from P.C. Cast!  I found about this from http://www.pageturnersblog.com and 


Its release date is July 12th.  It's the first of the House of Night back story novellas.
I am a fan of House Of Night Series so I will be buying this when it comes out!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristy @ The Story Siren.







This week I bought:
Haunted (Dreaming Anastasia #2) by Joy Preble
Hex Hall (Hex Hall #1) by Rachel Hawkins
The Iron Queen (The Iron Fey #3) by Julie Kagawa
The Iron Witch (The Iron Witch Saga #1) by Karen Mahoney

Monday, February 14, 2011

Immortal Review

Book:  Immortal
Author:  Lauren Burd
Publisher: Lauren Burd ?
Rating:  4 Stars

Summary from Goodreads:
 The wound inflicted only a few minutes before was nearly healed. A small cut was the only sign that anything had occurred. I watched in disbelief as it finished closing and eventually disappeared.
“What are you?”
* * *
Gods, demons, fiends, eighteen year old Alina Taylor doesn’t believe in any of them, until she meets Samuel Grant and Duncan Michaels, and discovers a world that could destroy everything she loves.


My Review:
I bought this e-book on Amazon I think for 99 cents which is a great deal. I thought it sounds good and even if I don't like it I only paid 99 cents. But I did really like it. It starts off kinda slow I thought with Alina going to college. The first half is Alina going to class and going out with her friends. Oh yeah and two gorgeous guys, Samuel and Duncan, trying to get her attention. The first part is fun to read but it really picks up in the second half. That is when I couldn't put it down. It is a complete change of scenery as in another country. I think this is where the story picks up and really gets good. I enjoyed the characters and the story. When I read the last page I was like no please this cannot be the end. But thankfully the author had the first chapter of the sequel (Forever)there to read, which I did. Now I can't wait to read the next one. It's going to be even better then this one I think. I don't want to give anything away but I suggest you buy this book.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Half Moon (The Crescent #2)






Book:  Half Moon (The Crescent  #2)
Author:  Jordan Deen
Publisher:  Black Rose Writing
Rating: 5 Stars
Summary from Goodreads:  

"I’d been a fool for coming here with them, and now... no one would come to save me. The world that hid in the shadows of humanity was full of enemies."

Faced with death, Lacey Quinn ran away from the only family she’d ever known.

That... was just the beginning.

As the decision she’s made sinks in, Lacey struggles to fit in with the pack and find the key to bonding with her werewolf soul mate, Brandon. But, lies can only be concealed for so long.

Adjusting to a powerful new best friend, a twelve-year-old roommate with a nauseating Barbie fetish, and a lost love that won’t stop haunting her dreams, she knows she has no hope of having a normal future—ever again.

After a long talk with the dead mother she never knew, and an almost deal-breaking night out with Brandon, Lacey starts spiraling into the underworld—a place where all things are possible and everyone is out to kill her.

With mysterious legends of witches and sorcery marring her past and clouding her future, she quickly learns—werewolves aren’t the only ones lurking in the woods...waiting to claim her powers for their own.

The Mares? Well, they are the least of her worries.


My review:

OMG...I have been waiting forever for this one to come out. The first one, The Crescent was amazing. This one blew the first one away in my opinion. I loved how Lacey and Brandon took more control over their relationship and didn't listen to what everyone was telling them to do and try. When I first started reading it I thought I was going to miss Alex not being in it much cause I really liked him in the first one and thought he was the best choice for Lacey. I was so wrong, Brandon is definitely the one. I was excited to see what things Lacey found out about her family and how everything brought her and Brandon closer. The new characters are really cool too. I like Brea and Catch, they fit really good with Lacey and Brandon. I didn't like Liam and Bailey though but I guess that is probably how it is supposed to be. The entire time I was reading I did not want to put this one down and only did when I had to. This book had action, adventure, romance and a great story line, everything I love. Can't wait to see how it all ends in the final book when it is released. Jordan Deen rocks and I can't wait to read her future projects.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

In My Mailbox

In my mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristy @ The Story Siren.


This week I won a book.  Yay!
I received A Season Of Eden by J.M. Warwick aka Jennifer Laurens.

Stylish blogger Award




I would like to thank Kate over at Reads, Reviews, Recommends for thinking of me when giving away this fabulous award!! I am really excited.  I am new to the whole blogging community and am so excited to have been accepted.  Thank you so much!

With winning this award, I also are going to be passing it along to some of the other blogs that I follow and think are stylish.

Here's what you need do if you receive this award:
Thank the awesome person who gave you the award
Post 7 random things about yourself
Give the award to 15 other blogs
Contact the blogger and let them know they have won!
Here are 7 random things about myself:
1.  I miss the snow sometimes, well maybe just sled riding
2.  I love Chocolate
3.  I am a huge fan of The Twilight Saga movies & books
4  I don't know how to cook
5.  I am a junk food junkie
6.  I can't park my car, I always hit the curb
7.  I HATE clowns



Here are my choices for 15 other stylish bloggers:






Monday, February 7, 2011

Across The Universe


Book:  Across The Universe
Author:  Beth Revis
Publisher:  Razorbill
Rating:  4 Stars
Summary from Goodreads:  A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder. Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.
Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone-one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship-tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.
Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.


My Review:
I don't normally like sci-fi but after reading reviews and seeing how much people loved this one I thought I would give it a chance.  I bought it and went to open it and discovered that the dust jacket is reversible with a blueprint of the ship Godspeed.  I thought that was a pretty cool touch.  The entire book is told from two different view points, Amy's and Elder's which works out nicely.

It starts off with Amy and her parents getting frozen in the cyro tanks.  Amy's parents are chosen to be part of a group of people from earth to be frozen for 300 years and then land on a new planet and help set it up.  Amy is nonessential and gets to go because of a special request from her parents.  She leaves behind her boyfriend and friends in hopes of being part of the new planet.

Amy is unfrozen early though and is on the Godspeed ship in space heading to the new planet.  She meets Edler who is the future leader of the ship and his best friend Harley.  Having to adjust to life here is hard for Amy who does not fit in at all. Everyone on the ship basically looks the same and the way of life is so different.  The leader Eldest is manipulating and puts stuff in the water to make the people perform the way he wants.  He controls how the people act and what they believe.  He also controls when the women get pregnant with The Season.  Wow that was something I have never seen in a book before.  Then some of the frozens start becoming unfrozen and killed.  You then realize that it is becoming a murder mystery.

There are bits of romance that I think and hope will come to be more between Amy and Elder in the next book.  The whole concept and the words that the author used were brilliant.  I loved how she described the ship so it was better understood what it was really like to live on a space ship that was made to look like a city.  I really enjoyed reading this and recommend it even if you don't like sci-fi or dystopian books.  You will like this, I can't wait for the second one to come out to see what happens next.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristy @ The Story Siren.


This week I bought:
Half Moon (The Crescent Trilogy #2) by Jordan Deen
Warped by Maurissa Guibord

I loved the first book The Crescent in the Crescent Trilogy so I am looking forward to reading Half Moon.  Warped just sounds really good and I've seen great reviews on it so far.

Let me know what you got this week.

On a side note Ednah Walters of The Guardian Series is having a fabulous giveaway on her blog: 
http://ednahwalters.blogspot.com