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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Glimmer (Zellie Wells #2).

"Zellie Wells' life is changing. Her relationship with Avery is growing stronger every day, but their parents are still giving them ultimatums and trying to keep them apart. Her newly discovered powers have all but disappeared. Benjamin, another young Retroact, is back and has brought with him a painful shared vision and a troubled past. While working together to figure out what the vision means, Zellie discovers that Benjamin is a worthy friend and mentor. If only he could keep his hands off of her-if only she wanted him to..."-Goodreads.

Stacey Benefiel did a very cool thing and emailed out codes to get her books from SmashWords for people to review. I had been wanting to read them so I was not going to pass up the opportunity. I really enjoyed Glimpse. It was different from everything that I had been reading so it was refreshing. Going into Glimmer, I had high hopes of it being as good as Glimpse.
Now, it was not bad, but parts of it just were not necessarily my cup of tea. One of the biggest parts of the story is Zellie and Avery trying to have sex together. Then you have Ben talking about all of his previous partners AND trying to hook up with Zellie. And then there is Christopher with his ghost boyfriend who "satisfies him" with his energy. The sexual themes in this book were just too much for me. It actually surprised me considering it's a YA book. It is definitely for the older end of the YA spectrum.
The rest of the story is pretty good though. You get to learn more about The Society and their involvement with the retroacts and this book sets up nicely for the next book "Glow" which will be published in 2011 sometime.
If you liked the first one and sexual themes do not bother you, then you will probably enjoy this one.
I'd rate it a 3 1/2.

2011 Debutante Event.

While looking for some new blogs to follow I stumbled upon that is really cool. And has a totally awesome giveaway going right now.

"From the 1st-25th of December, Badass Bookie is going to be your guide to next year's hottest debuts! My lovely Debs just simply can't wait to meet you all so they are debuting early! Everything you need to know about your Debs and their amazing book will be here! Oh! and did I mention Giveaways Galore? Not only do you guys get to know the Debs better, YOU also get to win their books!!!"- Badass Bookie

That is what's going on.  It's a help-spread-the-word contest too. Tweet about it, blog about it, add the event button to your blog, let all of your book loving friends know about it, fill out the form and you could win some pretty awesome stuff. To find out everything and get a glance at some of the possible prizes go HERE.

And make sure you check back so that you can get the low down from all the 2011 up and comers.

Monday, November 29, 2010

My Dearest Harry Potter.

I finally saw The Deathly Hallows Pt. 1 tonight with my husband. A lot of people I know talk about all the differences from the books to the movie, but I enjoyed it a bunch. They are some of my favorite movies.
I have made a pact with myself though, that before the last movie comes out I will read all the books. I think that should be a pretty neat challenge for the next year.
Have you seen the movie yet? Did you like it?
Have you read the books and if you have do you like the books or the movies better? Or are they equal in your eyes?
Tell me, I'd love to know.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Lying Game.

"I had a life anyone would kill for.
Then someone did.
The worst part of being dead is that there’s nothing left to live for. No more kisses. No more secrets. No more gossip. It’s enough to kill a girl all over again. But I’m about to get something no one else does—an encore performance, thanks to Emma, the long-lost twin sister I never even got to meet.
Now Emma’s desperate to know what happened to me. And the only way to figure it out is to be me—to slip into my old life and piece it all together. But can she laugh at inside jokes with my best friends? Convince my boyfriend she’s the girl he fell in love with? Pretend to be a happy, carefree daughter when she hugs my parents good night? And can she keep up the charade, even after she realizes my murderer is watching her every move?
From Sara Shepard, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of thePretty Little Liars books, comes a riveting new series about secrets, lies, and killer consequences.

Let the lying game begin."-Goodreads.
By Sara Shepard. 307 Pages. HarperTeen.
Provided by: NetGalley.

   I love Pretty Little Liars the TV show and had been wanting to read the series but not while I was watching the show too (I thought that might get a little confusing).  So when I found out Sara Shepard had another series and the first book was available for request on NetGalley, I jumped at the chance to get it and read it. And let me tell you, it did not disappoint. One page you think you have figured out just what happened and just who did it, but then you turn the page and you start suspecting someone else entirely different.
   The story is told from Sutton's point of view, who was killed and now her spirit is watching her long-lost twin sister Emma try and be Sutton while she tries to solve her murder all while trying to not get killed herself.
   The twist and turns kept me on the edge of my seat, but were not overwhelming. I found myself starting to like a couple of the characters just to have that turned on me and those characters be made the murder suspects. That happened a couple of times so I finally decided it was probably better not to get attached to anyone, but that is going to be so hard because the characters are made to be so likeable. 
   The last couple of chapters had really good twists and then a cliffhanger that left me craving more. I cannot wait for the second book. Thank goodness it's not that long of a wait.

"Never Have I Ever (The Lying Game #2)" comes out April 8th 2011. 

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I know a lot of people are putting everything they are thankful for on their blogs today, but there is way too much that I am thankful for to list it all here. From my husband to the ability to go to the store and buy books practically anytime I want to being able to cook such a feast on this day of gorging. Not everyone has the ability or resources to do all the stuff that I get to do and live life the way I live it, and I definitely remember to thank God everyday for blessing me so much.
I hope you take the time today to look around you and find a few things to be thankful for.
Have a great day! And Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Frostbite (Vampire Academy Book #2)-Banned Book.

"Rose loves Dimitri, Dimitri might love Tasha, and Mason would die to be with Rose…

It's winter break at St. Vladimir's, but Rose is feeling anything but festive. A massive Strigoi attack has put the school on high alert, and now the Academy's crawling with Guardians—including Rose's hard-hitting mother, Janine Hathaway. And if hand-to-hand combat with her mom wasn't bad enough, Rose's tutor Dimitri has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason's got a huge crush on her, and Rose keeps getting stuck in Lissa's head while she's making out with her boyfriend, Christian! The Strigoi are closing in, and the Academy's not taking any risks….This year, St. Vlad's annual holiday ski trip is mandatory.

But the glittering winter landscape and the posh Idaho resort only create the illusion of safety. When three friends run away in an offensive move against the deadly Strigoi, Rose must join forces with Christian to rescue them. But heroism rarely comes without a price…"-Goodreads.

   This one I enjoyed a lot, so much in fact that I finished it pretty quickly. The story kept moving the whole time, and unfortunately, Richelle Mead ended the chapters in such a way that made you want to keep going. Not fair...because I did keep going, really late into the night. My husband will probably be contacting Richelle here pretty soon asking her not to do that anymore so that he doesn't have to deal with a grumpy, sleep deprived wife. 
   There is a trifecta of guys and Rose has to figure out which one is right for her and worth her time (I think I'm still Team Dimitri...but now I have a bit of a crush on Adrian so I'll have to see where that goes in the next one).
   Her mom in her life again and is pretty stern about Rose changing how she acts about life and her guardianship and Rose has to learn how to deal with that without help from anyone really, because her best friend is to involved with her boyfriend to really hang out and talk with her much. The only person who is trying to help her cope with everything is Dimitri and that in itself is difficult because Rose wants to be with him and he has started showing interest in someone else.
  Dang, poor Rose. So much is on her plate in this story.

    I related to Rose more in this book. There were times when I just couldn't stop thinking "Whoa...that's what I would have done and/or said." I liked those parts because they usually ended up okay, which made me feel smart. And I knew how she felt with the whole "in love with one guy but he tells you you two cannot be together for certain reasons so you try dating someone else and it just doesn't seem to really work" thing. Yeah, been there, done that. But I am now married to that very same guy who told me we couldn't be maybe there is still hope for Dimitri and Rose! This revelation has made my night.
   I'm not even going to lie to you...............I cried. Yeah, it's one of "those" books. But that just makes it feel all the more real.

   Now, onto the Banned Book part. This one, along with the entire series was banned in a school district in Texas for sexual content and nudity. Yes, there is a bit of fooling around, but before you read anything that happens between these two people a fade to black kind of thing happens. Would I suggest it to my 13 yr old cousin? No. But then again this is a young adult, and I don't consider her a young adult just yet. Seriously though, the scene would barely make a parent blink if they saw it in a pg-13 movie with their kid, but when it's in a book it's bad enough to be banned from the entire district? That is just a bit silly.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Entice by Carrie Jones (book trailer)

This is one of my favorite series and I cannot wait til this one is released.

Come on December 14th!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Hunger Games. (challenged book)

"Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with every one out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? 

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. 

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning 
to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love."-Goodreads.

374 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Scholastic, Inc..

I almost regret taking so long to read this book (I say almost because since I waited all the books are out and I won't have to wait for anymore to be released). I saw it in the bookstore right around the time that it was released but decided to wait on it and kind of forgot that I wanted to read it until recently with all the hype of Mockingjay being released. I bought it last week at Border's and when I started it I could not stop reading. Since I haven't read the entire trilogy I cannot yet say they are all my favorite, but I can say that The Hunger Games is now one of my favorite books. 
Dystopian is one of my favorite type of stories and this definitely hit the spot. It's a very intense story. Great characters, riveting plot, the writing is's just an all around fantastic read.

And for right now, I am Team Peeta. LOVED him! I hope he stays sweet and amazing in the next two books.
If you haven't read this book, read it soon! I don't want you missing out any longer than you have to.
Banned Books Year Read: (even though it is only a challenged book, that fits in my qualifications for my banned book year)
Now on to the challenged book part. Sometimes I hate the internet. When I searched for this one being a banned book I just got a bunch of links to other people asking if it was banned...BUT I did find one story that stood out to me.
A mother from New Hampshire challenged the book and wanted it removed from her 11 yr old daughter's entire school district after she started having nightmares because of the book, and she also thought that it would desensitize other kids to violence. You can read the entire article HERE.
Now this article states that the mother had not read the series, but other ones that I read said she had...but more often than not they do not read them so I'll go with she didn't.
I can understand an 11 yr old getting scared. As I said before, it is an intense story, and it is violent. If I had a child and found out she had to read it for school I would have read it with her because there are some things to be learned from the story. And I do not believe it will desensitize kids to violence. Most of the characters playing in the games do not feel right about having to kill and it shows them standing up against something they feel is wrong.
One comment that someone made on another version of the article that I liked was something to the effect of that school history classes teach about gladiators going into rings and fighting until the death so if that scares one kid are they going to stop teaching about roman gladiator history? No. So why should this be pulled?

I suggest reading the article. But if you haven't read the book yet, do not read the comments as people have posted spoilers in them.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

2011 Debut Author Challenge!

2010 is almost over, so if you haven't decided what debut author books your are going to read in 2011, it is time to get on it!
The Challenge is coming up quick (January 1st through December 31st 2011) so get over to The Story Siren's blog and sign up for it.
If this is your first Challenge, as it is mine, you probably need a little info. Click HERE for some.
Basically what you do is read at least 12 middle grade or YA debut author books in 2011 and write a review for them somewhere. Either on your blog, or if you don't have one on Amazon, or Goodreads, etc.

I will be setting up a separate page here pretty soon with a more complete list of what I want to read. But for starters here are some on my list:

Warped-Maurissa Guibord
Across The Universe-Beth Revis
XVI-Julia Karr
Unearthly-Cynthis Hand
Anglefire-Courtney Allison Moulton
So Shelly-Ty Roth
A Touch Mortal-Leah Clifford.

And that's just the beginning. I should have more up on the page here pretty soon. If you need some ideas The Story Siren has a HUGE list of books on her blog. 
So excited about this!
Hope you'll join all of us cause it's going to be tons of fun.

Team Were & Fairy Giveaway Entries.

  Cassay over at Vamps, Weres, & Cassay is having a super awesome giveaway!
For those of us who have vampire, werewolf, fairy, zombie, caster/wizard, and/or angel/fallen angel love this is definitely the contest to enter.
All you have to do is be her blog, facebook, or twitter follower, pick your team (she's cool enough to let you enter for multiple teams though), tell her why you team is the best, & then create a poster to advertise your team. Fun right?!
Normally I would be "Team All Of The Above", but I decided that I would try to narrow it down to two, so I picked two Teams that had books that I had not yet read but want to.
So for this blog entry and contest I am Team Werewolves and Team Fairy!

Team Werewolf Poster:
                                                                                    (photos courtesy of photobucket&google images)
Werewolves have definitely evolved from the old school wolves that were just looked like overly hairy men that stalked beautiful women. Now they are men and women, sexy and fierce, terrifying, protective, and a whole other slew of things. But their transformation from human to wolf is what really sets them apart from the paranormal creature category.  Vampires will always be pasty white and zombies will always be dead and rotting, but werewolves get to change from ferocious creatures that can rip you from limb to limb back to humans in a seconds and no one would ever know it was them. Pretty awesome if you ask me.

Team Fairy Poster:
                                                                                   (photos courtesy of photobucket&google images)
Fairies are another awesome paranormal creature. Who doesn't love fairies? Depending on the story you are reading they could be sassy little Tinkerbell, mischievous trouble makers, or just plain evil. But they always are so adorable, charming, alluring and/or hauntingly beautiful. And how cool would it be to have a pair of those amazing wings. Or a wand and fairy dust. Yep, fairies are definitely awesome.

So those are my team posters. Now you should go enter, but do it quick, the contest ends November 30th at midnight MST. Get to it and show your team spirit!!

~Happy Cheering!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Dead and Gone.

"Susan Beth Pfeffer’s Life as We Knew It enthralled and devastated readers with its brutal but hopeful look at an apocalyptic event--an asteroid hitting the moon, setting off a tailspin of horrific climate changes. Now this harrowing companion novel examines the same events as they unfold in New York City, revealed through the eyes of seventeen-year-old Puerto Rican Alex Morales. When Alex's parents disappear in the aftermath of tidal waves, he must care for his two younger sisters, even as Manhattan becomes a deadly wasteland, and food and aid dwindle.
     With haunting themes of family, faith, personal change, and courage, this powerful new novel explores how a young man takes on unimaginable responsibilities."-GoodReads.

  I'm definitely thinking this is one of my more favorite series. I read "Life As We Knew It" earlier this summer which was right after I had lived through my first real winter. Being a native-Texan who has never really had "winter", the Tennessee cold was a bit of a shock. So pretty much during my time reading the first Last Survivors book I just kept thinking about how cold I had been and how I would have dealt with that kind of cold weather outside AND inside for months and months. This book made that even more intense.
In the first one the mother was a take action kind of person. She knew they were going to need supplies and did what she had to to get what they were going to need. She remembered tons of stuff that helped them survive. 
In book #2, Alex is only 17 and didn't keep up with the news reports on the moon so he didn't know how serious it was. Him and his younger sisters stay in their crappy apartment building that his dad works in waiting for their parents return (father went to Puerto Rico for a funeral and mother got called in to the hospital she worked in) which he thinks will happen really soon and that what they have will last them long enough. Pretty soon though days turn into weeks and weeks into months and he still hasn't made preparations for the early winter, so he ends up having to do some pretty crazy stuff to keep a little food in their bellies.

The first Last Survivors was written in diary form from the girls point-of-view and that worked well for that story. This one is written similarly, with the dates being written in to keep track of the days, but it is not Alex telling the story. This works though since he did not seem like the kind of kid that would keep a journal or would have time to keep up with it, so I liked it this way. 

What I found to be a little strange about the story was that Alex kept saying he wanted to be the first Puerto Rican president but he did not know very much about the current events. If he didn't have the nuns, priests, and one friend telling him what was happening in the world he would have never known. I would have thought that someone that wanted to be president would be more up to-date on stuff like that.

All in all though this was a good story. It showed a different side of the world wide tragedy and very different people. Can't wait to read "This World We Live In" to see how the two stories are entwined!

Kindle Giveaway-Ending Soon!

Sparkling Reviews Kindle Giveaway ends tomorrow night at 11:59 EST! (enter by clicking here)
You still have time to enter though. You can enter an unlimited number of times until the end of the giveaway too.

So I think my afternoon will be spent re-entering ;)

But seriously, this is an awesome giveaway so got on over there and enter and enter again and enter again and enter again....I think you get the point.
Hurry though before time runs out!

~Happy Kindle Entering!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

It's Tuesday, and that means a Teaser!

I am particularly excited about this Teaser Tuesday. Why? Well I am glad you asked.
I have started "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins and am loving it. I have been meaning to read this series for a while but just never got around to buying it. Last week I did and finalllllly started it last night.

So here is my teaser:

"Unfortunately, the packet of cookies hits the ground and bursts open in a patch of dandelions by the track. I only see the image for a moment, because the train is off again, but it's enough. Enough to remind me of that other dandelion in the school yard years ago..."- The Hunger Games p. 49

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!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Could the deal get any sweeter??

Mary over at Sparkling Reviews is at it again. Along with her uber-awesome Kindle giveaway she has now thrown in Amazon giftcards! If she reaches 900 followers (she's only like 145 short) she will give away two(2) $25.00 Amazon giftcards.
Yeah, that would be a really awesome prize. I can think of a ton of books I could put that towards. So let's help her get up to 1000 followers (since I believe that was the original goal)!!

This ends November 20th so hurry up and head over there, click her follow button and sign up for this contest!
Her blog is a totally fun follow too, I love going and reading her posts, so it's worth it to follow her.

~Happy Reading!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Holiday Readathon with a Challenge.

Hey guys! 
So the Christmas season is pretty much already upon us. Stores are already being decorated or are decorated, they have Christmas music playing, parties are being planned, and if you are like me you have started your Christmas cards and shopping. But before you get all wrapped up in the hustle and bustle you should add a little reading down time to your schedule. This is not just any reading time though, this is reading time with a cause. The cause being you pledge money to a charity for every page or book you read. 
Here is the challenge from Liza Wiemer (readathon host) at
  "Pledge a penny, or two, or three (or any amount you want!) per page for the books that you will read.  Put a minimum number that you will pledge.  For example:  100 pages – $1.00."
 THIS IS ON THE HONOR SYSTEM! Donate the dollar amount to a charity of your choice to make a child happy over the holidays or use it to buy a toy or book for any holiday collection or donate a book to your local library.

 Now I will be in the middle of finishing up packing my apartment to move from Tennessee to Colorado with my husbadn, so I don't know how much reading I'm going to be able to get done, but hopefully a lot more than I think. But I will be donating $5 for every book I read with a $10 minimum. That way, no matter how much I am able to read, I will be donating no less than $10. And if I am lucky enough to read more, then I'll be able to give more. My charity of choice is Toys For Tots or donate the money to the Border's Christmas book drive.
And there will be something in it for you if you participate (other than getting to read and give) other bloggers have signed up to give away prizes over the 4 days and there is a Twitter party that Sunday that you may win something just for participating AND everyone who signs up for the Readathon is automatically entered to win a $15 or B& giftcard (your choice). Awesome right?!

I really hope you decide to sign up and join. It is going to be loads of fun!

p.s. If you have a Twitter, you can keep up with everyone that weekend by using the hashtag #readathon :)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Teaser Tuesday.

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.

My teaser today is from: The Dead and Gone (Last Survivors #2) by Susan Beth Pfeffer.

   "If New York didn't have electricity or working phones, neither would San Juan.
The image of a twenty-foot tidal wave flashed through his mind. What defense would  Milagro del Mar have against that? Could anyone survive?" -pg. 25

Monday, November 8, 2010


 Zellie has a really big crush on Avery, her mom's highschool sweetheart's son. She doesn't even think he knows she exists, but at her 16th birthday party she finds out the crush is very very mutual. But instead of being able to savor her first dance with the boy she is in love with, she is consumed by the vision of his death. What freaks her out almost as much as having a vision, is that in the vision they are both covered in blood, grown up, and she is pregnant. 
She keeps it a secret from everyone not wanting to be labeled a freak, but such secrets cannot stay buried for long. And once Zellie's secret is out everyone's secrets start coming out, and they aren't all that good. Like how her mom had a similar vision when she was Zellie's age involving Avery's dad dying, and that's why they didn't stay together. They also have refused letting Zellie and Avery see each other anymore to prevent them from having the same heartache. With the help of her best friend Claire and her sister Melody, Zellie is hoping she can get her life put back together and get these visions figured out before her whole life and everyone in it that she loves is ripped from her. 

   This is a very refreshing story. It is a paranormal romance, but it doesn't have all the creatures that everyone is writing about right now. This is about Seers, which is what Zellie is, though she doesn't know is. Just as the title states, Zellie can "glimpse" the future, but doesn't know how to control it so she is having a hard time dealing with the visions she's been having. The characters were very likable and are easily related with. Claire is my favorite character, though sometimes she gave to much information without knowing if it is okay to say anything. But she is a cool best friend. 

[I'll play parental advisor and warn that there is language and sexual situations in this story.]

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Misguided Angel.

  "In New York, Mimi has been elected Regent of a crumbling coven. Struggling with her heartache over the loss of Kingsley and with her overwhelming desire to destroy Jack, she must focus all of her energy on a perilous new threat. Vampires are being abducted and their captors are planning to burn them alive online…for all the world to see. Help arrives in the form of Deming Chen, a Venator from Shanghai, who must untangle the web of deceptions before the killers strike again."- Goodreads

   Misguided Angel is the 5th book in the Blue Blood series (so, of course, there are spoilers of the first 4 books in this review). I started reading the series last year, so I was a little late to the party but that doesn't mean that I appreciate them any less. I absolutely loved the first 4 and was anxiously awaiting Misguided Angel. It's not a bad book if you read it for what it is--a filler.
  I went into this book thinking it would be a continuation of Schuyler and Jack and her figuring out her legacy, but Schuyler and Jack were barely in this book. Definitely less than half. Misguided Angel focuses more on Mimi. The above description is only a bout 1/3 of the actual description, but seriously, that is really all the book is. They made it sound like there is so much of the Van Alen Legacy and Silver Bloods and Schuyler's mom, but it stretches the truth a bit
  I did really like seeing this different side of Mimi. She has had to mature and grow up very fast, especially when a teenage Blue Blood gets kidnapped and is threatened with Hellfire which will burn the vampire's soul forever. And even though she is doing all she can to take charge and run things, she is starting to realize that at her age she cannot do everything and not everyone is going to take her seriously, which makes her more determined to hold onto the control and save the kidnapped.
Oliver is still in the story, as well, since he is working at the Repository and his story intertwines with Mimi's.

   What I didn't like was that these books have been leading up to this huge decision that Schuyler and Jack make to go against everything and everyone to be together and then it FINALLY happens...and then we barely see them. And when you do, it doesn't seem that....magical. Where did their spark and chemistry go?
  And I did not like the new Venator Mimi brought in. She kept saying how good she was and that she always got the job done, but she never seemed to do anything right. She kept making things worse. I hope she is not in the next one. But I do hope the next one actually goes somewhere. And I hope Melissa De La Cruz goes back to switching points of view every chapter instead of breaking the book up into parts. That made it seem even shorter and it was short enough already.

  If you are only wanting to read this book for Schuyler and Jack, don't expect much of them, but if you have wanted to see more of Mimi, this is the book for you.
I give it 3.5/5

Thursday, November 4, 2010

8 book giveaway.

Want to win 8 books in one giveaway?
Then go to YA Bookie Monster and sign up! She's hit wayyyyy over 170 followers so all 8 books are up for grabs! Awesome right?
The eight books that she is giving away are:


Sweet right? That's an awesome haul of books.
And there are ways to get extra entries which will help up your chances of winning. Go enter :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Teaser Tuesday!

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!
So this is my first Teaser Tuesday. Woohoo!
My teaser is from "Misguided Angel" by Melissa De La Cruz. It's on my Kindle so I can't really give a page number, but I'm at 77%.

    "She had chosen Piper's name at random and had not expected Bryce to react like he did. She felt his body turn cold all of a sudden. That was interesting."

Monday, November 1, 2010

Hello November :)

November is a pretty neat month. It follows my favorite month of October and is the precursor to my other favorite month, December. So I guess it would be my second favorite.

Since December 10th-ish my husband and I are heading to his new duty station in Colorado Springs (we are so friggin excited) I decided to get a jump start on Christmas stuff; Christmas cards, shopping, etc. Hopefully that will relieve some of the moving out and then moving in stress we will be facing in the next month and a half.
And, of course, hopefully it will let me have a good amount of reading time, because I have a good list of books to read this month that I am super excited about.

Today I will be finishing Misguided Angel by Melissa De La Cruz.
Then I will start  by Stacey Benefiel which I got from her for review and I want to get that done so that I can get Glimmer and review that not too long after.
Also on my list I have:
  by Richelle Mead.    by Cassandra Clare.

 by Susan Beth Pfeffer.  by Suzanne Collins.

 by Carrie Ryan. Glimmer (Zellie Wells, #2) by Stacey Wallace Benefiel.

&& last but not least, a copy of  by Cassandra Clare that I won from a contest at, and I cannot wait to read it...but I have to wait a little bit.

So that's what I have planned for the next month or so. I have my fingers crossed that I can get them all read and reviewed along with everything else going on.

Happy November!!