Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read Open 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!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Currently Reading: Deadly Little Lies (A Touch Novel) By Laurie Faria Stolarz Teaser #1: -“Might you have been smoking something funky? Surely that would make me want to sculpt something kinky.” “Like and arm is even kinky?” Kimmie says. “Leave it to Camelia to sculpt something G-rated.” Teaser #2: -“I just hope things will go back to somewhat normal between us.” I say. “I hate to break this to you, Cam,” Kimmie says. “But last I checked, feeling someone […]
Graffiti Moon By Cath Crowley Release Date: 02/14/12 Hardcover/e-book 272 pages Book Description from Amazon: Senior year is over, and Lucy has the perfect way to celebrate: tonight, she’s going to find Shadow, the mysterious graffiti artist whose work appears all over the city. He’s out there somewhere—spraying color, spraying birds and blue sky on the night—and Lucy knows a guy who paints like Shadow is someone she could fall for. Really fall for. Instead, Lucy’s stuck at a party with Ed, the guy she’s managed to avoid since the most awkward date of her life. But when Ed tells her he knows where to find Shadow, they’re suddenly on an all-night search around the city. And what Lucy can’t see is the one thing that’s right before her eyes. ***ARC provided by publisher for review*** While I do love paranormal/fantasy books, it’s so refreshing to read a YA book that doesn’t have any of that stuff. This book is about love, art and poetry and the story is AMAZING! Lucy Dervish […]
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list. Last Week I Read: Pure by Julianna Baggott Born Wicked: The Cahill Chronicles Book One by Jessica Spotswood (Review coming soon, author interview in March!) Deadly Little Secrets: A Touch Novel by Laurie Faria Stolarz This Week I Plan on Reading: Deadly Little Lies Deadly Little Games Deadly Little Voices by Laurie Faria Stolarz – Make sure to check back for an interview with Laurie! What did you read last week? *** Here are some reviews and interviews I posted last week that you may have missed… Click here for Spin by Catherine McKenzie Click here for You Against Me by Jenny Downham Click here for Pure by Julianna Baggott Click here for my exclusive interview with Megan Miranda of Fracture! Click here to check out the Cover Reveal for Rachel Gibson’s Rescue Me!
Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley – 02/14 (Review and interview with Cath coming soon!) I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella -02/14 Wish by Joseph Monninger – 02/14 Someone Else’s Life by Katie Dale – 02/14 The Nightmare Garden: The Iron Codex Book 2 by Caitlin Kittredge – 02/14 Scarlet by A.C. Caughen – 02/14 Arcadia Awakens (Trilogy) by Kai Meyer – 02/14 Northward to the Moon by Polly Horvath – 02/14 The Vanishing Game by Kate Kae Myers – 02/14 Sektion 20 by Paul Dowswell – 02/14 Kindred by Tammar Stein – 02/14 The Fire Opal by Regina McBride – 02/14 Bewitching (The Kendra Chronicles) by Alex Flinn – 02/14 Cloaked by Alex Flinn – 02/14 Trafficked by Kim Purcell – 02/16 The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour – 02/16 Which of these books are you getting or looking forward to? I’ve read Graffiti Moon and it is AMAZING!!!
Megan Miranda, author of Fracture, was awesome enough to do an interview with me. Here you go! Make sure to read Fracture if you haven’t already. It’s a REALLY good book! 1. Fracture left a LOT of questions unanswered, is Fracture going to become a series? (please say yes!) If yes, how many books are in the series? Honestly, I’m not planning on it! The way I look at it: the story is complete. The story of a girl, who is going to go on living. I think anything after this would be a much different kind of book. I’m happy with where the story ends now. 2. Will Eleven Minutes ever be released as an e-book? I’m not sure! I’m assuming at some point it will be available in other ways, but you’d have to ask my publisher. 3. Can you share a couple of songs in the Fracture playlist? I feel like I’m the only writer without a playlist… sigh. I honestly didn’t have one, but I’ve had songs suggested to me by others […]
In My Mailbox! Meme created by Kristi at The Story Siren, that features books I’ve received/purchased/borrowed during the current week. Books I Bought This Week: Born Wicked: The Cahill Witch Chronicles Book One by Jessica Spotswood – Review coming soon and author interview coming in March! Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson Books I Received for Review: Jersey Angel by Beth Ann Bauman – Release Date 05/08/12 Fury’s Fire by Lisa Papademetriou – Release Date 06/10/12 What did you get this week? *** Here are some of my reviews you may have missed this week, check them out! Click here for Spin by Catherine McKenzie Click here for You Against Me by Jenny Downham Click here for Pure by Julianna Baggott Click here to check out the Cover Reveal for Rachel Gibson’s Rescue Me!
Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Rachel of Parajunkee and Alison of Alison Can Read! It’s a great way to meet new blogger friends! Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers — but you have to know — the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me. The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs! Q: What would you prefer: reading your favorite book over and over again until you got sick of it OR reading 100s of mediocre books? And why? I would prefer reading my favorite book over and over than read many mediocre books, only I don’t think I could EVER get […]
Rescue MeBy Rachel GibsonRelease Date: 05/29/12Paperback/e-book384 pages Book Description:She’s 33, unmarried, and stuffed into a Bubble Yum pink bridesmaid dress. And the whole town wants to fix her up with anyone with a dental plan… Who’s going to rescue Sadie Hollowell now? Everyone in Lovett, Texas knows Sadie has always been a ‘notional’ kind of gal. She got a notion to leave town asap , and never visit her daddy (bless his heart). Now, she’s back and got the notion to invite a good-looking, hard-muscled, total stranger to her cousin’s wedding. Better a stranger than some of the losers she’s dated. Vince Haven got his muscles the hard way—as a Navy SEAL in Afghanistan. He’s staying in Lovett to visit his crazy aunt—the proprietor of the local Gas N Go. Before he can get the heck back out of the small town, his aunt makes him an offer he can’t refuse. Maybe he’ll stick around Lovett for a while. Maybe he’ll make a ‘go’ of the Gas N Go. Maybe […]
Pure By Julianna Baggott Release Date: 02/08/12 Hardcover/e-book 448 pages Book Description from Amazon: We know you are here, our brothers and sisters… Pressia barely remembers the Denotations or much about life during the Before. In her sleeping cabinet behind the rubble of an old barbershop where she lives with her grandfather, she thinks about what is lost-how the world went from amusement parks, movie theatres, birthday parties, fathers and mothers…to ash and dust, scars, permanent burns, and fused, damaged bodies. And now, at the age when everyone is required to turn themselves over to the militia to either be trained as a soldier or, if they are too damaged and weak, to be used as live targets, Pressia can no longer pretend to be small. Pressia is on the run. Burn a Pure and Breathe the Ash… There are those who escaped the apocalypse unmarked. Pures. They are tucked safely inside the Dome that protects their healthy, superior bodies. Yet Partridge, whose father is one of the most influential […]
You Against Me By Jenny Downham Release Date: 09/13/11 Hardcover/e-book 413 pages Book Description from Amazon: If someone hurts your sister and you’re any kind of man, you seek revenge.If your brother’s accused of a terrible crime but says he didn’t do it, you defend him.When Mikey’s sister claims a boy assaulted her, his world begins to fall apart. When Ellie’s brother is charged with the offense, her world begins to unravel. When Mikey and Ellie meet, two worlds collide. This is a brave and unflinching novel from the bestselling author of Before I Die. It’s a book about loyalty and the choices that come with it. But above all, it’s a book about love. *** When I first heard about this book, I thought it was going to be this epic love story. As I was reading it I found it had more to do about Ellie and Mickey trying to prove their siblings’ innocence. Mickey is a normal teenage guy. He works and takes care of his drunk mom […]
Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. Here are my picks for this week’s Waiting on Wednesday: The Golden Lily: A Bloodlines Novel By Richelle Mead Release Date: 06/19/12 Hardcover/e-book Official Book Description from Richelle Mead’s website: Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives. Sydney would love to go to college, but instead, she’s been sent into hiding at a posh boarding school in Palm Springs, California–tasked with protecting Moroi princess Jill Dragomir from assassins who want to throw the Moroi court into civil war. Formerly in disgrace, Sydney is now praised for her loyalty and obedience, and held up as the model of an exemplary Alchemist. But the closer she grows to Jill, Eddie, and especially Adrian, the more she finds herself questioning her age–old Alchemist beliefs, her idea of family, and […]
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read Open 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!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Currently Reading: Pure by Julianna Baggott Teaser #1: She finds little moments of beauty everywhere-even in ugliness. Teaser #2: Why run anyway? Where would he go? In circles? It’s a Dome, after all. Leave a link to you TT so I can check it out…
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list. Last week I read: Spin by Catherine McKenzie – Click here to read my review and check out my interview with Catherine on February 23, 2012! You Against Me by Jenny Downham – Review up soon! Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley – Review and author interview coming soon! This week I plan on reading: Pure by Julianna Baggott Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolarz Pages read last week: Sunday-40 Monday-250 Tuesday-179 Wednesday-113 Thursday-157 Friday-68 Saturday-195 Total-1002 pages Here are the reviews I posted last week that you may have missed, make sure to check them out! Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel plus an exclusive interview with Lia and a teaser of Dearly, Beloved! Mesmerize by […]
Spin By Catherine McKenzie Release Date: 02/07/12 Paperback/e-book 424 pages Book Description from Amazon: Kate’s To-Do List: 1. Go to rehab 2. Befriend/spy on “It Girl” 3. Write killer expose 4. Land dream job Piece of cake! When Kate Sandford lands an interview at her favorite music magazine, The Line, it’s the chance of a lifetime. So Kate goes out to celebrate—and shows up still drunk to the interview the next morning. It’s no surprise that she doesn’t get the job, but her performance has convinced the editors that she’d be perfect for an undercover assignment for their gossip rag. All Kate has to do is follow “It Girl” Amber Sheppard into rehab. If she can get the inside scoop—and complete the thirty-day program—they’ll reconsider her for the position at The Line. Kate takes the assignment, but when real friendships start to develop, she has to decide if what she has to gain is worth the price she’ll have to pay. ***ARC provided by publisher for review***Kate Sandford finally gets an […]
The Rivals by Love Maia – Release Date: 02/06/12 DJ Rising by Daisy Whitney– Release Date: 02/06/12 Almost Everything: A Vampire Princess Novel by Tate Hallaway– Release Date: 02/07/12 The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth– Release Date: 02/07/12 Born Wicked: The Cahill Witch Chronicles Book One by Jessica Spotswood– Release Date: 02/07/12 Dead to You by Lisa McMann– Release Date: 02/07/12 The One that I Want by Jennifer Echols– Release Date: 02/07/12 Spin by Catherine McKenzie– Release Date: 02/07/12 (Review and Author interview coming soon!) Pure by Julianna Baggott– Release Date: 02/08/12 (Review this week) The Wood Queen: An Iron Witch Novel by Karen Mahoney– Release Date: 02/08/12 In Too Deep by Amanda Grace– Release Date: 02/08/12 A Summer of Kings by Han Nolan– Release Date: 02/08/12 Which of these books will you be buying this week?
Meme created by Kristi at The Story Siren, that features books I’ve received/purchased/borrowed during the current week. Books I Bought: Incarnate by Jodi Meadows – Click here to read my review of Incarnate! Books received for review: Partials by Dan Wells 02/28/12 * Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig 03/13/12 * Slide by Jill Hathaway 03/27/12 * ***Make sure to check back in March for my interviews with Dan Wells, Elisa Ludwig, and Jill Hathaway! (separate interviews)*** Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter 03/27/12 Spellcaster by Cara Lynn Shultz 03/27/12 What did you get this week? *** Here are the reviews I posted this week that you may have missed: Click here to read my review of Dearly, Departed and my exclusive interview with Lia Habel where she talks about Dearly, Departed, zombies, fashion and gives a teaser of Dearly, Beloved! Click here to read my review of Mesmerize and an exclusive interview with Artist Arthur! Oh and I also changed the name of my blog…
I’m sure most of you have heard that the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout was getting revamped book covers. I usually HATE when they change book covers because I don’t usually like the new covers BUT this is the exception. Obsidian will include two never before seen scenes from Daemon’s POV. So below are the book covers for Obsidian and Shadows… So what do you think? Hate it, like it or LOVE it?I love them but I miss Katy. I hope she comes out in the Onyx and Opal book covers, they have great chemistry.
Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Rachel of Parajunkee and Alison of Alison Can Read! It’s a great way to meet new blogger friends! This week’s question is… Q: Define what characteristics your favorite books share. Do they all have a kick ass heroine or is the hot love interest the Alpha Male? I LOVE a kick ass heroine! Some of my favorite female characters can fight and don’t need anyone to take care of them. Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy series, Merit from the Chicagoland Vampires series, and Riley Blackthorne from The Demon Trappers series. I also like a girl who doesn’t back down like Katy from Obsidian, Clary Fray from The Mortal Instruments series. I CAN’T stand a whimpy character like Bella who is pretty much useless. As for the male character, I hate to admit this but my favorite characters are mostly jerks. Patch from Hush, Hush, Jace Wayland from The Mortal Instruments, Daemon Black from Obsidian, Denver Beck from The Demon Trappers, Tucker Avery from Unearthly and […]