Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Review: Vampire Crush

Vampire CrushVampire Crush
By: A.M. Robinson
Publisher: HarperTeen
Published December 28th 2010 
Summary:
I swear, my life was always totally normal.
Normal house, normal family, normal school. My looks are average, I don't have any superpowers, no one's showing up to tell me I'm a princess—you get the picture. But when my junior year started, something not normal happened. There were new kids at school . . . new kids with a wardrobe straight out of a 19th-century romance novel, and an inexplicable desire to stay at school until sundown.
And on top of that, James Hallowell showed up. James, who stole my sandwiches in fourth grade and teased me mercilessly through middle school. James, who now seems to have the power to make my heart race any time he comes near.
But something weird is going on. Because James rarely goes out during the day. And he seems stronger than your typical guy. And he knows the new kids, all of whom seem to be harboring some kind of deep secret. . .
 

 Review: Vampires again? Yes, this is another book about the blood-sucking creatures. Vampire Crush did start out like many of the others, a high school girl digging to deep into places that she shouldn’t and finding out the big secret, Vampires are in her high school. This isn’t the only cliché that I found in the book, there were many but I absolutely loved it. 

Vampire Crush was hysterical it had me laughing during the whole novel. Well besides the times when the plot got a little scary…or maybe more then a little. One of my favorite things about this book was the romance, and how it wasn’t the main aspect of the plot. The mystery seemed to be the main part and that’s something different for Vampire novels. 


Each character in Vampire Crush had a distinct personality, from the main character Sophie who is smart, independent, and witty to Violet one of the vampires’ who is incredibly love sick and can’t get the hang of the new century. Violet is my favorite character, well next to James (the hot vampire). 


Vampire Crush was a hilarious, fun, and mysterious and even if it was a little predicable and followed some clichés, I actually really enjoyed it. If you like vampire novels this is definitely one you want to read. 

--Danielle

Waiting on Wednesday: Illusions

I was sitting at my computer this morning typing up a bunch a reviews when I realized it's Wednesday. Then I decided to do one of these Meme's since it's been awhile since I've been able to. 

Illusions (US)

Illusions, the third book in Aprilynne Pike's New York Times best-selling series, continues the story of a not-so-ordinary girl named Laurel.

Laurel hasn't seen Tamani since she begged him to let her go last year. Though her heart still aches, Laurel is confident that David was the right choice.
But just as life is returning to normal, Laurel discovers that a hidden enemy lies in wait. Once again, Laurel must turn to Tamani to protect and guide her, for the danger that now threatens Avalon is one that no faerie thought would ever be possible. And for the first time, Laurel cannot be sure that her side will prevail.



I'm a fan of this series and can't wait to read Illusions but I can't say I'm looking forward to the movie. I'm tried of seeing my favorite books ruined on screen. 

So are you Team Tamani or David. This is one of the few books that I haven't been able to choose between with. Both are amazing and I just can't like one better then the other.

--Danielle

Sunday, December 26, 2010

In My Mailbox (29)

Sorry this post is so late the video took forever to upload.




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Library:
Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
Give Up The Ghost by Megan Crewe   **** Just realized that I never mentioned the name of this book in the vlog! I hold the book up but never mention the name. SORRY!
Cate and the Lost Colony by Lisa Klein

As Christmas Presents:
Matched by Ally Condi
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

BN NOOK!!!!

Net Galley:
Always a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
Outside In by Maria V. Snyder

E-book from Simon and Schuster:
Wiither by Lauren DeStefano


I might post a short review on my Nook sometime this week.


--Danielle

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Journey To The Past


Journey To The Past: When most people go to the bookstore or library they look at the new releases, but what about all those other books? They deserve some love too. So once a week I write about a slightly older book.
Peaches (Peaches, #1)Peaches
By: Jodi Lynn Anderson
Published in 2006
Amazon/Goodreads
Summary: Three Georgia peaches are in for one juicy summer . . .
. . . but Birdie would rather eat Thin Mints and sulk in the A/C. Leeda would prefer to sneak off with her boyfriend, Rex. And Murphy would much rather cause a little mischief. Together these three very different girls will discover the secret to finding the right boy, making the truest of friends, and picking the perfect Georgia peach. (From Goodreads)

Thoughts:
Peaches is a story that follows three different girls with completely different personalities, Birdie, Leeda and Murphy. Birdie grew up on a Georgia peach farm and is sweet and innocent. Leeda has the seemingly perfect life that she is unhappy with. Murphy is the complicated rebel. All three girls find themselves on Birdie’s Dads peach farm for the summer. Leeda their to visit her cousin and Murphy as punishment for trespassing.


On the farm the girls learn lessons and the importance of friendship and family with some romance thrown in. This book touches you and these characters stay with you. It’s the perfect book to read if you want to escape the winter weather for a few days. Then when you’re done you can pick up the sequels The Secret of Peaches, and Love and Peaches.


--Danielle

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Giveaway - $30 CSN Gift Card

Recently CSN stores contacted me to host a giveaway. How could I say no? I’ve heard great things about their products from other bloggers. I’ve very excited to be working with them for this giveaway.

For the people that haven’t heard of CSN they are an online that sells everything from bookshelves to Modern Décor! Here are a few examples…


Lava Splash Feather Filled Pillow


4D Concepts Hanging Corner Storage


This giveaway is for a $30 gift card to spend on any of the CSN stores. To enter all you have to do is fill out this form below. You don’t have to be a follower to enter BUT you do have to live in the US or Canada since CSN only ships to those locations.

*The contest will close on January 30th!




Good luck everyone!
--Danielle

Friday, December 17, 2010

I Now Pronounce You Someone Else - Review-

I Now Pronounce You Someone ElseI Now Pronounce You Someone Else

By: Erin McCahan
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Review:
I Now Pronounce You Someone Else surprised me. I thought it was going to be a quick easy summer romance kind-of book, the kind that you forget shortly after finishing. Erin McCahan’s writing was nothing like that.

The main character Bronwen Oliver is positive she was switched at birth. Ever since her dad passed away she’s had nothing in common with her family. Then after getting dumped on prom night, she reconnects with her brother’s old friend Jared. When they start dating everything seems to be perfect. Bronwen even feels like she was meant to be part of his family, since she fits in so well.

Even though Jared was a few years older then Bronwen he never tried to push her to far. He was the ideal guy, and he’s definitely better then most of the guys in paranormal books because he was so sweet and always treated Bronwen well. So when Jared surprises her with a proposal, of course she accepts.

That starts Bronwen’s journey to find herself, so she can make the right decisions for her and no one else. Even though the book covers topics like teen marriage and college. I would still recommend it to anyone six grade and up, because it has a great message.

I Now Pronounce You Someone Else was one of those unforgettable books that you just can’t put down. It also leaves you begging for more. I would highly suggest it.

--Danielle

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Trends In YA : Dystopian

The Trends in Ya is something that I've been starting to do every week. Sort of like my own meme. This week is dystopian. This is another trend that I am really starting to like. Here are a few examples some a few years old and some upcoming releases.


Uglies (Uglies, #1)
Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. Not for her license -- for turning pretty. In Tally's world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time. In just a few weeks Tally will be there.

But Tally's new friend Shay isn't sure she wants to be pretty. She'd rather risk life on the outside. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world -- and it isn't very pretty. The authorities offer Tally the worst choice she can imagine: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. The choice Tally makes changes her world forever.
Inside Out (Inside Out, #1)
Keep Your Head Down.
Don't Get Noticed.
Or Else.
I'm Trella. I'm a scrub. A nobody. One of thousands who work the lower levels, keeping Inside clean for the Uppers. I've got one friend, do my job and try to avoid the Pop Cops. So what if I occasionally use the pipes to sneak around the Upper levels? The only neck at risk is my own…until I accidentally start a rebellion and become the go-to girl to lead a revolution.

*Inside Out is one of my favorites and I highly recommend it. You can find my review here.
What if you knew exactly when you would die?
Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.
When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.
But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limted time she has left.



The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
Hunger Games: 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.
 
 

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.

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.




What do you think about this trend?

--Danielle


Sunday, December 12, 2010

In My Mailbox

I know this is late but I was on the Polar Express yesterday and I was Christmas shopping today. Here's what I got this week.

For Review:
Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings

Bought:
Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy, #6)

Thats it! What did you get this week?

Friday, December 10, 2010

Fragment Friday (2)

Fragment Friday is a weekly meme hosted at Book Chic this blog where you read an excerpt from either your current read or one of your favorite books and post it on your blog to share with others! It's a fun way to learn about new books or to hear a sample from a book you're dying to read.

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Here Comes the Bride — If She Can Pass Chemistry.

Eighteen-year-old Bronwen Oliver has a secret: She's really Phoebe, the lost daughter of the loving Lilywhite family. That's the only way to explain her image-obsessed mother; a kind but distant stepfather; and a brother with a small personality complex. Bronwen knows she must have been switched at birth, and she can't wait to get away from her "family" for good.

Then she meets Jared Sondervan. He's sweet, funny, everything she wants — and he has the family Bronwen has always wanted too. She falls head over heels in love, and when he proposes marriage, she joyfully accepts. But is Jared truly what she needs? And if he's not, she has to ask: What would Phoebe Lilywhite do?





Tell me what you think!


--Danielle



Blog Hop

I haven't been able to do one of these in a long time.
Book Blogger Hop
The Blog Hop is hosted by Jen at http://www.crazy-for-books.com/ , and go there to find out more about the Hop.

"What is the thing you like most about reading book blogs? Is it the reviews, author guest posts, articles, giveaways, or something else entirely?"

Well I've never done a guest post or interview. I love hosting giveaways but my favorite would have to be meat new people that are as obsessive as me. In high school you don't find to many readers. I've heard the line "I hate books" way to much. Bloggers, readers, and authors are all amazing in this community and I'm so glad I started blogging, otherwise I wouldn't know any of them.


If your here from the hop make sure you leave a comment so I can 'hop' back :)


--Danielle

Monday, December 6, 2010

Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy Series #6): Theories

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SPOILER ALERT! DO NOT READ THIS POST IF YOU HAVEN’T READ/FINISHED THE VAMPIRE ACADEMY SERIES UP TO BOOK 6. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.



Tomorrow is a very special day. Do you know why? Last Sacrifice will finally be on the shelves, so we can finally know the ending to Rose’s story (for now at least). I’ve been following Vampire Academy since April 2008 when the second book came out. I’ve been addicted ever since.

Who killed the Queen?


This is the question that seems to be on everyone’s mind. There has even been a series of trailers about it. (You can find them here )

Rose, Christian, Dimitri, Adrian, and Lisa.

Those are the characters with a trailer, maybe because it was one of them but maybe not. Personally I don’t have any idea’s one who could have killed the Queen. It could be someone that we’ve never met. A queen must have plenty of enemies.

Now the next question that everyone wants to know, who Rose going to end up with. For this one I actually have a theory. By now you’ve probably realized that I’m a fan of Adrian. I do have a button in the sidebar for him. That doesn’t mean he’s the one I’m routing for Rose to with. It just means I like him. I’d be happy either way, Dimitri or Adrian. Both are amazing and care so much for Rose.

When Dimitri turned Strigoi in my mind they couldn’t be together anymore. Either she would have to kill him or she would get turned trying to. Now that he’s human again, I don’t think he could ever feel the same way around Rose again. In his mind he hurt her to much to ever be good enough for her again. This is where I think the title “Last Sacrafice” comes from. For Dimitri not to feel guilty anymore maybe he has to Sacrafic himself for Rose. Even though I wish Rose and Dimitri could be together I think she could be happy with Adrain.

On the other hand maybe it’s Adrian sacraficing himself for Rose. He’s so in love with her, I don’t think he could be happy without her.

The Last Sacrafic could go a million different ways. This was just my ideas. On the bright side, the book will be out tomorrow.

Do you have any theories?

--Danielle

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Journey To The Past: Once Upon A Marigold

Journey To The Past: When most people go to the bookstore or library they look at the new releases, but what about all those other books? They deserve some love too. So once a week I write about a slightly older book.

It's been a VERY long time since I've done one if these. Hopefull yi'll be able to get back into doing one once a week again.

Once Upon A Marigold
By: Jean Ferris
Published in 2002
Amazon
Thoughts: ‘Part comedy, part love story, part everything-but-the-kitchen-sink’ is the line on the cover used to describe Once Upon A Marigold. I agree with it completely. The story is about Christian who is infatuated with a princess, Princess Marigold. Only he’s just a commoner who lives with a troll and has no hope of ever being with Marigold. Christian grows up watching the Princess across the river until one day he decides to pigeon-mail her. This starts their conversations and love story. Once Christian turns 18 he gets a job at the palace to be near her. Then, of course, there’s an evil Queen that wants to get rid of Marigold so she can have the Kingdom. Christian tries to save the young princess, who also has a secret.

Once Upon A Marigold is a fun, witty fairytale. That keeps me entertained every time I read it. If you love fairytales like me, you’ll fall in love with the world and characters that Jean Ferris created. Then when you’re finished you can go on to the sequel. I haven’t been able to read it yet but I have heard great things about it, so I expect it to be just a great as Once Upon A Marigold.



--Danielle
On the topic of fairytales has anyone seen Tangled? I went to see it last Saturday and loved every part of it. It’s one of the best Disney movies I’ve seen in awhile.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Books From The Month

This is something that I started last month and I hope to do at the end of every month. Since I don't always get to review every books I read, or the review won't be posted till closer to the release date I wanted to make a post talking about all the books that I read that month.

Here's the video. :)



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Leave a comment and tell me if you like concept and if I should keep doing them. If you want to jion in this month or the next you can! If enough people want to do it I'll add a Mr.linky to the next post. For now if you do one just leave a link in the comments.

--Danielle

Tuesday, November 30, 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!

Right now I’m reading Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen. Here's my teaser:  (from the Prologue)

They came, mostly, for fun - especially the young things, especially the girls.

I can't remember very many now -- although there are three, from that last incandescent summer, whom I resist forgetting. They were all marching toward their own secrets fates, ... -one would be famous, one would be married, and one would be dead.

That is what I want to tell you about: the girls with their short skirts and bright eyes and big city dreams.

The girls of 1929.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

In My Mailbox (27)

I hope everyone (in the US) had a great Thanksgiving and had lots and lots of Turkey. I'm sorry I didn't get to post to much this week but my marching band was in the Pennsylvania Parade as one of the feature acts. So we were practicing all week plus the Thanksgiving football game for my high school I had to go to.
Marching Band is over now, so I'll have plenty of time to read and write.

This is what I got this week.

For Review:

Wither (Chemical Garden, #1)
What if you knew exactly when you would die?
Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.
When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.
But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limited time she has left.

I received this one as an e-book from  Simon & Schuster. I haven't heard of this one before but it sounds very good and I cant wait to read it.

From The Library:
Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy, #1)

Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours.But Evie’s about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures. So much for normal.

I'm really excited to finally read this one. I've been meaning to for awhile.


Bought: (On Black Friday)
Jane

Forced to drop out of an esteemed East Coast college after the sudden death of her parents, Jane Moore takes a nanny job at Thornfield Park, the estate of Nico Rathburn, a world-famous rock star on the brink of a huge comeback. Practical and independent, Jane reluctantly becomes entranced by her magnetic and brooding employer and finds herself in the midst of a forbidden romance.
But there's a mystery at Thornfield, and Jane's much-envied relationship with Nico is soon tested by an agonizing secret from his past. Torn between her feelings for Nico and his fateful secret, Jane must decide: Does being true to herself mean giving up on true love?
An irresistible romance interwoven with a darkly engrossing mystery, this contemporary retelling of the beloved classic Jane Eyre promises to enchant a new generation of readers.



Thats all I got this week. what did you get?
--Danielle

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Dictionary of High School B.S. - Review

The Dictionary of High School B.S.: From Acne to Varsity, All the Funny, Lame, and Annoying Aspects of High School LifeThe Dictionary of High School B.S.
By: Lois Beckwith
Publisher: Zest Books
(received from publisher)
Review: The Dictionary of High School B.S. is just as the title says. It’s a dictionary filled with words you here around school almost every day. Starting with Acne and ending with Zits, almost every part of this little book had me laughing, or just nodding and thinking how true the definitions are. This is set up just like a dictionary. With the alaphbet on the side to find words you’re looking for easily, pictures on most pages, few definitions for most words and it even tells you what the word is (noun, verb or adjective). The only thing it’s missing is an index at the end.

Since it’s very hard to describe just how true some of these definitions are I’m going to show you one. My personal favorite because I think its completely right.

Sophomores (n): 1. students on their second year of high school and arguably the least stressed on campus because they are no longer the youngest in the school, and they don’t have to worry about college yet. 2. those who pick on freshman solely because they are no longer the picked-one freshman.

Another one of my favorites has to be,
Senioritis (n) 1. the apathy that takes over seniors in their last semester of high school, due to the fact that they’re basically out of there. 2. a condition the symptoms of which include cutting class, going to lots of parties, opting for several free periods, and spending a lot of time just hanging out.

If you’re a high school school student I think you would really enjoy reading this book. I promise it will make you laugh. You should also check out the rest of Zest Books publishing. There is a bunch of other great titles that I think most teens would enjoy.

--Danielle

Sunday, November 21, 2010

In My Mailbox (26)

These are the books that I got from the library this week.

Nightshade (Nightshade, #1)
Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she'll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But when she violates her masters' laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might lose everything— including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice?
I Now Pronounce You Someone Else
Here Comes the Bride -- If She Can Pass Chemistry.
Eighteen-year-old Bronwen Oliver has a secret: She's really Phoebe, the lost daughter of the loving Lilywhite family. That's the only way to explain her image-obsessed mother; a kind but distant stepfather; and a brother with a small personality complex. Bronwen knows she must have been switched at birth, and she can't wait to get away from her "family" for good. Then she meets Jared Sondervan. He's sweet, funny, everything she wants -- and he has the family Bronwen has always wanted too. She falls head over heels in love, and when he proposes marriage, she joyfully accepts. But is Jared truly what she needs? And if he's not, she has to ask: What would Phoebe Lilywhite do?

Bright Young Things (Bright Young Things, #1)
The year is 1929. New York is ruled by the Bright Young Things: flappers and socialites seeking thrills and chasing dreams in the anything-goes era of the Roaring Twenties.
Letty Larkspur and Cordelia Grey escaped their small Midwestern town for New York's glittering metropolis. All Letty wants is to see her name in lights, but she quickly discovers Manhattan is filled with pretty girls who will do anything to be a star…
Cordelia is searching for the father she's never known, a man as infamous for his wild parties as he is for his shadowy schemes. Overnight, she enters a world more thrilling and glamorous than she ever could have imagined—and more dangerous. It's a life anyone would kill for . . . and someone will.
The only person Cordelia can trust is Astrid Donal, a flapper who seems to have it all: money, looks, and the love of Cordelia's brother, Charlie. But Astrid's perfect veneer hides a score of family secrets.
Across the vast lawns of Long Island, in the illicit speakeasies of Manhattan, and on the blindingly lit stages of Broadway, the three girls' fortunes will rise and fall—together and apart. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Luxe comes an epic new series set in the dizzying last summer of the Jazz Age.

Torment (Fallen, #2)
Hell on earth. That's what it's like for Luce to be apart from her fallen angel boyfriend, Daniel. It took them an eternity to find one another, but now he has told her he must go away. Just long enough to hunt down the Outcasts - immortals who want to kill Luce. Daniel hides Luce at Shoreline, a school on the rocky California coast with unusually gifted students -Nephilim, the offspring of fallen angels and humans.
At Shoreline, Luce learns what the Shadows are, and how she can use them as windows to her previous lives. Yet the more Luce learns, the more she suspects that Daniel hasn't told her everything. He's hiding something - something dangerous. What if Daniel's version of the past isn't actually true? What if Luce is really meant to be with someone else? The second novel in the addictive FALLEN series . . . where love never dies.

I'm so excited to read all of these. I've already started Bright Young Things and I just cant put it down. I"m also a huge fan of Fallen so I can't wait to dig into Torment.

What did you get this week?

--Danielle

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Trends in YA: Werewolves

The Trends in Ya is something that I've been starting to do every week. Sort of like my own meme. This week is werewolves. It's one of those trends that I'm a little iffy about. I'm not a huge fan of werewolves, but I have found a few here and there that I liked.

In some books Werewolves are the main characters and in others they take the back seat to another paranormal being, like Vampires or Shadow Hunters. Here's a few examples of Werewolf books.

*Links to goodreads


Claire de Lune (Claire de Lune, #1)Raised by Wolves (Raised by Wolves, #1)Raised by Wolves- This is my favorite werewolf book ever! You can see my review on it here. It just incredible and EVERYONE should read it.










Claire de Lune - I haven't read this one yet so i can't give you my opinion yet. I have heard very good things about it.









Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)Shiver- I'm not a huge fan of these books but that doesn't mean everyone else isn't. This is definitely the top selling werewolf book out. My review is here.










The Summoning (Darkest Powers, #1)The Summoning/ The Darkest Powers Series - In these books the werewolf is just one character. He is one of the main characters and one of my favorite. So I I should add him to the list.







City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)City of Bones/ The Mortal Instruments Series - This is another series that the werewolf is the main character but they do play an important role. City of Bones in one of my favorite books and if you haven't read it yet, please do.







New Moon (Twilight, #2)New Moon - Yeah I know don't yell at me, but I think this is the book that started to bring werewolf books back. I think that once one book is popular publishers want to make more just like it, trying to top the last one. For werewolves I think that was New Moon.








--Danielle 

Friday, November 19, 2010

Fragment Friday

Fragment Friday is a weekly meme hosted at Book Chic this blog where you read an excerpt from either your current read or one of your favorite books and post it on your blog to share with others! It's a fun way to learn about new books or to hear a sample from a book you're dying to read.

I'm reading from Unearthly by Cynthia Hand. I've been wanting to do one of these for awhile. (and if you haven't noticed I'm obsessed with this book) I'm sorry if I stutter to much while reading, I was nervous.

**At the end of the video there is also some footage of my new puppy for the people that wanted to see him.



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Tell me what you think!
--Danielle

*Sorry this took so long. The video wouldn't load for me.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: Unearthly

I literally just finish this book 5 minutes ago it was incredible. Everyone should put it on their wish list right now!

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!

Right now I’m reading Unearthly by: Cynthia Hand

Here's my teaser:

"Oh my God," I whisper. I suddenly feel so incredibly light, relieved that I'm not going to die, high on adrenaline and the pure thrill of feeling the cold air holding me, lifting me. it's the best feeling of my life, bar none. "I'm flying!"



Love, love loved this book! I can't wait for the next one.

--Danielle

Sunday, November 14, 2010

In My Mailbox (25)

Well it's Sunday! So today is my IMM. I got two books for review this week. I'm very excited about both of them.


I'm really looking forward to reading this one. I got it as an e-book from netgalley last week but Haperteen surprised me with an ARC. Thank-you Harperteen!
This is also one of my favorite covers, it's just so pretty. The front for the title is also very eye catching.



Afterlife (Evernight, #4)
This one was also sent by Harper Teen. I'm a big fan of the Evernight series and I highly recommend them to anyone who hasn't read them yet. I can't wait to find out what happens next.

I promise to get some more reviews posted soon. I've just been so busy with band and school. Band is ending I only have one more practice before Thanksgiving, then the Thanksgiving football game and PA parade. So I'll have more time to read and write soon.

--Danielle

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Trends in YA Books!

Trends In YA Books!

This is something that I started last week with my mermaid post. This week I’m talking about –drumroll-



Angels

They are definitely something that I’ve been seeing in more and more YA books. I personally think that Angels are taking over the vampires that have been ruling YA fiction for a while now. I’ve come across many that I liked, here are some of them.

*Links to goodreads


Halo (Halo, #1)Halo: This one took on the guardian angels. It was filled with romance and hope. It’s one of my personal favorites. I reviewed it a few weeks ago here.









Fallen (Fallen, #1)Fallen: Another one that I really enjoyed and I’m looking forward to reading the sequel. It took the darker side of









Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1)Hush, Hush – Another darker side to the Angels. I also enjoyed this one, and can’t wait to read the sequel. Plus just look at that cover! *Drools*








Unearthly – I haven’t read this one yet, but I just got it from Netgalley and cant wait to start it. I’ve heard great things about it and the cover is breathtaking.









Eternal (Tantalize, #2)Eternal- I’ve read Tantalized but I haven’t gotten around to reading this one yet. But it also takes the guardian angel perspective.








What do you think of the new trend in Angels?

--Danielle

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine!

Spoiler Alert for The Vampire Academy Series!

My WoW is the Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead

Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy, #6)
Summary: Murder. Love. Jealousy. And the ultimate sacrifice. Now, with Rose on trial for her life and Lissa first in line for the Royal Throne, nothing will ever be the same between them.


 
I'm SOOOOOOO excited for this one! I'm the biggest fan of her series and can't wait to know what happens next.

My theories: Either Dimitri or Adrian are going to Sacrifice themselves for Rose. I'm leaning more towards Dimitri (No!) because he doesn't think he's good enough for Rose anymore and I think that's the only thing that would redeem himself again (in his mind). Even though he won't be there for her anymore. Does that make sense?


Do you have a theory? Tell me!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

In My Mailbox (24)

As you're reading this post I'll be on a bus to a marching band competition, but not any competition NATIONALS! So excited, even thought were going to freeze our butts off tonight. Anyway here's my IMM for this week.

*for got to change the number on the video. It's the 24th IMM not 19.



For Review (All netgalleys)
Angelfire
Unearthly
Always A Witch
The Mermaids Mirror

From the Library:
Darklight
Firelight
Julian Game
Rampant

*IMM was started by The Story Siren.

--Danielle

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Trends In YA Books

(for the next few weeks I’m going to talk about some trends I’ve been noticing in Young Adult books. Some I like and some I don’t)
Today is Mermaids!
This is definitely a trend that I like, well most of the time. Mermaid stories are always so much fun, but sometimes can take a scary perspective. Here are a few YA books about mermaids.
By: Tera Lynn Childs
I love this one and you can find my review here.



By: L.K. Madigan
I’m actually in the middle of reading this one right now but so far so good!



by Helene Boudreau
This one doesn't come out until December but sounds very different.

Aimee Friedman
This is another one that I haven’t read yet, but I really want to!









What do you think of this new trend?
--Danielle



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