Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine < Check it out 

Faery Tales And Nightmares

This is a collection on short stories by Melissa Marr. I love her Wicked Lovely series and can't wait to read this one. Not everyone likes short stories but they've never bothered me. 

This comes out in 2012. So far away. 

Do you like reading short stories?


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Middle Grade Books

Lately I had a few parents ask me for book recommendations appropriate for 10-12 year olds. I have a hard time with this request. Since 6 or 7th grade I've only read Young Adult books and we all know these are not appropriate for the middle grade age group (9-11). (Well a good amount of them anyway).  

If you're trying to get a kid around that age to start reading I think it's important to find a book that will interest them. Pushing a book on them will get you nowhere. It's like school you never actually want to read the books they make you read. 

Here are some of my favorite middle grade books that I really enjoyed reading when I was younger. 

The Frog Princess (Tales of the Frog Princess, #1)
This is not only one of my favorite books when I was in elementary school, its still one of my favorite books now. It was one of the first fantasy books I ever read, and probably started my love of them. This story follows a clumsy princess through a retelling of The Frog Prince. The very loosely based the Disney movie on this story, but they are VERY different. (This one is MUCH better) . This one is a series. 

This one will also appeal to the guys. I devoured this one when I was in 6th grade I believe. There is also a movie based on this amazing book. This book had everything from alligators, poisonous snakes, and the cutest little owls you will ever read about.  it's recommended for ages 9-11 but I think everyone will fall in love with it. 

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This book is incredibly different then the other above.  This one will capture your attention from the very first paragraph to the last, as you read the story about Dovey Coe. This 12 year old girl is accused of murder. Here's the first paragraph.
"My name is Dovey Coe and I reckon it don't matter if you like me or not. I'm here to lay the record straight, to let you know them folks saying I done a terrible thing are liars. I aim to prove it, too. I hated Parnell Caraway as much as the next person, but I didn't kill him." 
Interesting right?  Another of my all time favorite books. 

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The last book I'm recommending today is the Chasing Yesterday series by Robin Wasserman. These books are quick reads filled with mystery and drama. The series follows J.D. a thirteen year old girl who wakes up in the hospital and has no idea who she is. The action and suspense in these books will capture anyone boy and girls nor matter what age. 

These are just a few of my favorite middle grade books. They are all appropriate for ages 9 and up. For the people asking for middle grade book recommendations, if you have any more questions just email me at 

What are some of your favorite middle grade books? Leave some recommendations in the comments!

Review: Legacy

Legacy (Legacy, #1)Legacy By Cayla Kluver
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: TODAY!
Source: Net Galley 

Summary: The first boy disappeared on the day of his birth, on a night when the pale yellow moon of the nighttime sky turned red and bathed the heavens in the ghastly color of blood, on the same night the Kingdom of Cokyri abruptly ceased its merciless attack.
Across the land of Hytanica, under the shadow of the crimson moon, infant boys continued to vanish. Not until the blood had faded from the sky did the disappearances stop and the bodies of the murdered infants were found outside the gates of the city, a final word from the greatest enemy Hytanica had ever known. For the next sixteen years, peace reigned, but one mystery remained unsolved. The Cokyrians had abducted forty-nine newborns, but returned only forty-eight bodies.
Now, as seventeen-year-old Princess Alera of Hytanica is besieged from all sides by suitors vying for the Throne, a teenage Cokyrian boy, Narian, is encountered within the walls of her Kingdom, a boy who will show Alera a world where women serve a purpose and not just a husband. As Narian helps Alera find her voice, she struggles against an arranged marriage that will shatter the life she has scarcely begun to live. And when Narian's shocking past is uncovered, and war with Cokyri looms once more, he must fight to defy a fate ordained at his birth. (Summary from Goodreads)

Review:  Princesses, royalty, action, mystery and romance. How can you get any better then that? Once I started reading Legacy I couldn't stop. Cayla's writing just captures you  from page one. Not only did she create this amazing new world, she also filled it with incredible details. I never had trouble picturing anything that was happening in the story, from the dresses to the palace and fight scenes.  

Alera was a strong character. She knew what she wanted and what she had to do. However her father is determined to marry her off by her 18th birthday so he can step down from the thrownSadly the one person that her father approves of is the one guy she loathes.  At the same time she's also falling for a guy she barley knows, and was raised by her kingdoms mortal enemy. 

While the plot was at sometimes a little bit slow I could never stop reading.  Last night I couldn't sleep until I finished.  I stayed up until 2 in the morning reading.  Just when I thought I had figured out what was going to happen, I was thrown for a loop. Legacy kept me on my toes the whole entire time.  This is one book you don't want to miss and I highly recommend picking up. 

-Fun fact: Cayla Kluver released Legacy for the first time when she was 15. To anyone who says teens can't write and publish a book I dare you to pick up Legacy. 


Monday, June 27, 2011

Review: We'll Always Have Summer

We'll Always Have Summer (Summer, #3)
We'll Always Have Summer
By: Jenny Han

Summary: It's been two years since Conrad told Belly to go with Jeremiah. She and Jeremiah have been inseparable ever since, even attending the same college-- only, their relationship hasn't exactly been the happily ever after Belly had hoped it would be. And when Jeremiah makes the worst mistake a boy can make, Belly is forced to question what she thought was true love. Does she really have a future with Jeremiah? Has she ever gotten over Conrad? It's time for Belly to decide, once and for all, who has her heart forever.

Review: Waiting until just a month ago to read these books, I was lucky enough to be able to read them back to back. I adored the first two books in the series. The characters were real, they went through real issues and Jenny Han just makes you fall in love with them. I really excited, yet saddened, to see how this series was going to end.  

Throughout the first two books I really enjoyed Belly's narration and I agreed with all her decisions for the most part. She was a teenage girl torn between two great guys yet was still herself, she didn't let her romances define her. Yet in this last book she got on my nerves, she wasn't that strong girl that we saw before. Belly felt like a completely different person, and I didn't agree with most of her decisions.  She rushed into things without really thinking them through. 

Conrad and Jeremiah have been through so much together, and you can't help but feel bad for them. Not only didn't their mother die, they don't have the best father in the world, and they are in love with the same girl.  These books feel like they are Conrad and Jeremiah's story and Belly is just stuck in the middle and I liked that. Both boys are great and Jenny Han makes you fall in love with both of them.  Which is something only she can do, and it's one reason that I love this series so much. 

Throughout all three books I knew who I wanted Belly to end up with (but I'm not going to tell you who, spoiler!) and I think Susannah did too. While it took these characters a long emotional journey to get there, I really enjoyed the ending. It was a peak into the future and what happened with these characters after the books, who who ended up with who. While I would love to see more into Belly and the boy's life in the future, I'm happy with how it ended. 

This is a series anyone can enjoy, its has that summer romance that everyone loves to read. Yet it has that emotion and back story that very few romance story's have. They are not just lovey dovey romances they are serious books that capture your attention and make a great story. 


Saturday, June 25, 2011

In My Mailbox: 44

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Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1)
I started reading this on my Nook from NetGalley but I couldn't finish it before the time was up. (I was busy with school) so I'm excited to finish it. What I read was really good, and I don't know why it took me so long to pick this up.) 

I loved the first two books in this series. I'm think I'm now Team Tamani  but I'm not 100 percent sure.  Maybe I'll be able to make my mind after this book. 

Divergent (Divergent, #1)
This one I only picked up because so many people told me too. It also got some great reviews from some of my favorite bloggers so I thought I should give it a try. Honestly I haven't even read the summary yet. 

*I picked all these books up at my library. 

What did you get this week?


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Summer Giveaway Part 2: Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Across Eternity

Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.
And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war.
Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages—not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out.
When one of the strangers—beautiful, haunted Akiva—fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

accidentally got three books with doubles while at BEA (I didn't mean to take extra's both me and my mom were walking around). Instead of just having the books sit on my shelf I'm giving them away. I already did the first giveaway, Daughter of Smoke and Bone is the second. I've heard some amazing things about this one.  And isn't this cover beautiful? 

  • The contest ends on July 25th 
  • You have to be 13 or older to enter
  • Contest open to people in the US.
  •  You don't have to be a follower to enter (but you get extra points if you are)
  • Fill out this FORM to enter. 

Also why you are here don't forget about the e-book giveaway for Across Eternity!

Across Eternity
Across Eternity by Aris Whittier
*Received from author for a review

Summary: Born a genius; education, wealth, and prestige came easy to Logan Richards. Actually, there wasn't much that Logan couldn't learn or acquire. However, he knew there was more to life than money and power. Logan was determined to find the woman who he'd dreamed of his entire life and know what it was like to love her before he died.

Amber Lewis, a waitress for a five-star restaurant in, Dana Point, California, was overworked, stressed, and wary of life since her sister, Heather, had passed away. Then, one evening while working she fell hopelessly in love with Logan Richards, a chivalrous man who felt deeply familiar. 

For Amber, it was the beginning of a voyage of self-discovery and renewal. For Logan, it was the completion of life. For each of them it was the deepest sort of love.

**See my review HERE

The author had offered to giveaway one e-book copy of Across Eternity through Amazon! 

To enter the giveaway just follow the rules below. 

  • The giveaway ends on July 26th 
  • You have to be 13 or older to enter
  •  You don't have to be a follower to enter (but you get extra points if you are)
  • Fill out this FORM to enter. 

Good Luck :) 


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine < Check it out 

What if you were bound for a new world, about to pledge your life to someone you'd been promised to since birth, and one unexpected violent attack made survival—not love—the issue?

Out in the murky nebula lurks an unseen enemy: the New Horizon. On its way to populate a distant planet in the wake of Earth's collapse, the ship's crew has been unable to conceive a generation to continue its mission. They need young girls desperately, or their zealous leader's efforts will fail. Onboard their sister ship, the Empyrean, the unsuspecting families don't know an attack is being mounted that could claim the most important among them...

Fifteen-year-old Waverly is part of the first generation to be successfully conceived in deep space; she was born on the Empyrean, and the large farming vessel is all she knows. Her concerns are those of any teenager—until Kieran Alden proposes to her. The handsome captain-to-be has everything Waverly could ever want in a husband, and with the pressure to start having children, everyone is sure he's the best choice. Except for Waverly, who wants more from life than marriage—and is secretly intrigued by the shy, darkly brilliant Seth.

But when the Empyrean faces sudden attack by their assumed allies, they quickly find out that the enemies aren't all from the outside.

Glow is the most riveting series debut since The Hunger Games, and promises to thrill and challenge readers of all ages.

This reminds me of the amazingly awesome book Across The Universe by Beth Revis, I love that one and can't wait to get my hands on Glow.  I really enjoy science fiction and dystopian novels, but sadly this one doesn't come out until September. So far away. 

What books are you waiting for? 



The winner of my first BEA giveaway is


Thanks to everyone that entered and spread the word around. If you didn't win that's okay come back for the next giveaway which will be up tomorrow! 

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Book Accessories! (2)

Back in February I did my first post on book accessories, but they were all things for your books. Everyone seemed to love that post so much (you can find it here) I thought I would do another. This time I want to do a post on book accessories for you!

First we have Book Jewelry. I love looking at all the cool stuff people make based on their favorite books. While a non reader will think it's just a normal piece of jewelry, an avid reader like you will be able to tell exactly what it is and might strike up conversation about it, then you might just have a new book friend.  

Morgenstern ring
This is for the fans of Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series (one of my favorites!) Any fan should be able to pick this out right away as Jace's family ring. (Not writing any spoilers on here). This is a beautiful ring, I would really like to know how they make it. The details are amazing. You can buy  this ring HERE.  

Mockingjay Token Necklace, Gold
This is another piece of jewelry that any true fan will be able to spot from a mile away. This is for the Hunger Games. Yet it is also some thing you can just wear and anyone else will compliment you on whether they know it from Hunger Games or not. This is much cheaper then the ring above and you can find out more about it HERE.

White and Blue Embroidery Book Pendant
This cute Book Pendant isn't based on any certain book, it's just for book lovers everywhere. You can find it HERE. It comes in many different colors and even in earrings. 

Other then book jewelry for you, you can get some awesome book accessories for you're room!

How cute is this poster? You can hang this near your book shelves for maybe in the little kids room. I would even put this in my room. You can find it HERE. (But I think you have to be a librarian to buy this one)

Keep Calm and Read On - 11x17 Plum Poster Buy 1 Get 1 Free Sale
This is a simple poster (that everyone can actually buy). It comes in a bunch of different colors so you can match whatever room you want to put it in. Check it out here. (Buy one get one free!)

Twilight Beaded Pen Set of 3

For Twilight fans you can even get some Twilight inspired pens to put on your desk. Or maybe keep them on your book case to remember who borrows what book. (I need to start doing that). Check them out HERE

Hollow Book Safe - Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince

You've seen these in movies or read about them in books but have you actual ever scene a hollowed out book? I haven't and I think this is the coolest thing. It would be the perfect gift for someone who already has everything. I know I really want one. The one in the picture is Harry Potter but you get get all different books.  You can find them here

Coffee Cup Confessions Mr. Darcy's proposal to Elizabeth Set of 4 Italian Stone Coasters
Pride and Prejudice one of my all time favorite books and movies. I just love Mr. Darcy and Jane Austen's writing. This is the perfect gift for any Jane Austen fan and you can find it HERE

Last but not least you have the bookshelves. Of course there are many crazy bookshelves out there but not at practical prices so I though I would show you a fun one that is actually not to expensive. 

4D Concepts Hanging Corner Storage in Maple - 99100
I really like this concept. Its doesn't hold to many but it's insanely cute. Maybe you can keep the your favorite books on here, or ones you need to read and review.  You can find it on CSN here

Most of these products (excluding 2) were found on the awesome store that is If you've never looked at the site you are really missing out. It's so cute and you can find the coolest stuff on there. 

What do you think about these bookish accessories? Leave some comments! 

In My Mailbox: 43

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These books are from the Simon and Schuster Galley Grab (They are all e-books). I usually don't show these in my In My Mailbox because there's so many and I don't know which ones I'll actually read. This time there was a few books that I'm insanely excited about and couldn't resist putting in here.  

I heard about this one while at BEA and I have been excited for it since. I might have squealed a little bit when I saw it in the email. Maybe a little happy dance too.... Isn't this cover pretty! Can't wait to read it. 

Sometimes It Happens
Lauren Barnholdt is the author of Two Way Street which is another book that I love. I actually just used it in my Beach Reads post. This one sounds just as good. A girl falling for her best friends boyfriend. I've heard some great things about it. 


This is another one I've been drooling over for awhile. I've heard great things about it from many different bloggers. It has boarding schools and mythology. How much better can you get then that? Plus another pretty pretty cover. 

I just found out about this one through the Galley Grab but it sounds so good. Witches and proficiency's. I don't know to much else about it but I can't wait to dig into this one. 

Friday, June 17, 2011

Blog Hop!

Book Blogger Hop

It's hard to do the Blog Hop while I'm in school, so since today is my never first day of summer vacation I thought I would participate in this weeks Blog Hop to celebrate!

How many books are currently in your To-Be-Read (TBR) Pile?

I can't answer this question. It's impossible to count that high. I'm serious, I have a problem, when I see a pretty cover or read a good review I automatically add that book to my pile. Now that it's summer I'm hoping to make this pile MUCH smaller. 

If your from the blog hop make sure you leave a comment so I can check out your blog! I love meeting new people. Also check out my giveaway, it ends on the 21st! The next one also starts the next day!


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Summer Beach Reads Part 2

During the summer when you're on the beach you want to read a light easy novels, well I know I do. I wanted to do a post  with my favorite beach reads since it's almost officially summer. When I was making my list it really added up I decided to break it up into parts. This is part two (you can find part one here) and I'll do another each week on Thursdays until my list runs out. :)

Two-Way Street
This is a must read, no matter if you want to read it during the summer or winter. It would be a perfect beach read but you should just read this book. It's about Jordan and Courtney who are about to go on a road trip, after they just broke up. Jordan said that is was because of a girl he met online but there are two sides to every story. Throughout the book you switch from Courtney and Jordan and learn about them both and what really happened to their relationship. 

Peaches (Peaches, #1)

Peaches follows three girls who all happened to be on the same Georgia peach farm for the summer. They all have their own reasons for being there. Birdie is the daughter of the owner, Leeda, Birdie's cousin, who is sentenced by her mother to send the summer working on the farm. Then there's Murphy who was caught stealing and was forced to work for the summer.  These three girls have a summer filled with love, friendship, and finding out who they really are. It's a light heartfelt novel that is a perfect summer read. 

Anna and the French Kiss

This one takes place over the school year but it's the perfect romance book to take to the beach.  If you haven't read this yet, you should really bring it with you to your next vacation or beach day. It's a quick read but it's more then just romance. Plus it has a hot English guy who speaks french, how can you get any better then that?

What are some of your favorite summer reads?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine < Check it out 

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
Mara Dyer doesn't think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.
She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.
There is.
She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.
She's wrong.

If that summary isn't epic enough for you to want this book, add the cover and you should be green with envy to everyone that does have it. I know I am. It sounds so different, and I have heard AMAZING things about this from so many different bloggers. This is one of my most anticipated books of 2011 and the release date is pretty far away, September 27,  2011. At least school starting again will bring one good thing. 

Well tomorrow is my last day of school so I'm looking forward to being able to just sit and relax and read this summer!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Review: It's Not Summer Without You (Summer #2)

It's Not Summer Without You
By Jenny Han
Summary: Can summer be truly summer without Cousins
It used to be that Belly counted the days until summer, until she was back at Cousins Beach with Conrad and Jeremiah. But not this year. Not after Susannah got sick again and Conrad stopped caring. Everything that was right and good has fallen apart, leaving Belly wishing summer would never come.

But when Jeremiah calls saying Conrad has disappeared, Belly knows what she must do to make things right again. And it can only happen back at the beach house, the three of them together, the way things used to be. If this summer really and truly is the last summer, it should end the way it started--at Cousins Beach.

Review:  A few weeks ago as I read The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer #1) and fell in love. I fell in love with Belly, Conrad, Susannah, and just about every other character. The second I finished I went online to order It's Not Summer Without You (Summer #2). Of course I had a bunch of problems with Barnes and Nobles shipping but that's for a different post. I was worried to start Summer #2 because I had built it up in my mind to be this epic sequel so I put of reading it for awhile. Once I was able to pick it up and read, I realized I worried for nothing, It's Not Summer With Out You was the epic sequel I thought it would be. 

The emotions you feel for these characters throughout the book are enormous. I cried. I laughed. And then I cried again. This one had such a different outlook then the first, having more of a heavyhearted feel. That wasn't the only difference from the first book, Summer #2 switch point of views from Belly's to Jeremiah's throughout the book. This didn't happen very often and the chapters in the Jeremiah's point of view weren't very long but I enjoyed them. It was interesting and different to see what was happening through someone else's eyes.

If you're going to read It's Not Summer With Out You (of course after reading Summer #1 ) I really suggest you have the final book in the series on hand. The ending is really shocking and will have you dying to know whats going to happen next, I know I was. Overall this is a great series that I think everyone will enjoy. 


Monday, June 13, 2011

Review: What Happened To Goodbye

What Happened to GoodbyeWhat Happened To Goodbye
By Sarah Dessen

Summary: In the past two years, Mclean Sweet has moved four times. At each stop, she assumes a new persona, but it never quite works. Whether she's an effervescent cheerleader or an intense drama queen, nothing can permanently dispel the turmoil and rage at her mother since her parents' divorce. 

Sarah Dessen's novel about a teenager and her restaurant manager father captures the vulnerability that young people often experience after the dissolution of their family. A compelling story; strong characterization; and with a touch of romance.

Review: I have read almost all of Sarah Dessen’s books. I fell in love with every single one, with the characters, plot, and the writing. What Happened to Goodbye was no exception. From the very first page I was addicted to the story, Sarah Dessen has a way of doing that. No matter where you are or what you’re doing when you open a Sarah Dessen book you are automatically captivated.

            Mclean, the main character doesn’t really know who she is. Every time she moves she changes her personality and just leaves the previous place behind with no goodbyes. When she gets to Lakeview somehow she ends up just being just Mclean, herself and has to face her past. Mclean was an interesting character to read about she was real, just like all of Sarah Dessen’s characters, and she had her problems and issues that she’s forced to over come.

            The supporting characters were also very prominent in What Happened to Goodbye. All of them had there own personalities and quirks. Deb was hands down my favorite. She knew what she wanted but was still insecure. Deb was the new girl in Lakeview before Mclean was, so she wanted to make Mclean feel welcome on her first day of school. Of course Dave (the main guy character) was also a close runner. He’s a genius, literally. He was funny and just so much fun to read about. 

            What Happened To Goodbye is definitely up there with my favorite Sarah Dessen books. It doesn’t pass This Lullaby, and Truth About Forever but it comes pretty close. If you haven’t read any of her books I really recommend picking one up. Whether you want to start with What Happened To Goodbye or This Lullaby you will love all of Sarah’s books. 


Sunday, June 12, 2011

In My Mailbox (42)

In My Mailbox is created and hosted by The Story Siren. (But I would be scared if you didn't know this already)

I haven't made a video in a REALLY long time. So I decided it was time to finally make another video (non-vlog) IMM. To my newer followers, I made these videos when I was to scared to do a vlog. I have a lot of fun creating them and sometimes its even quicker then a vlog can be.

Books: (In case you don't feel like watching the video)

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
The Iron Witch by Karen Magoney
The Daughters by Joanna Philbin
What Happen To Goodbye by Sarah Dessen  <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Siren by Tricia Rayburn

^I bought most of these at my local bookstore that is closing. Now there is only one Barnes and Nobles near my house...well 30 minutes away...

Did you get anything good this week?


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Beach Reads Part One

During the summer when you're on the beach you want to read a light easy novels, well I know I do. I wanted to do a post  with my favorite beach reads since it's almost officially summer. When I was making my list it really added up I decided to break it up into parts. This is part one and I'll do another each week on Thursdays until my list runs out. :)
The Summer of Skinny Dipping (Summer, #1)

The Summer Of Skinny Dipping was one of my favorite books of 2010 because I could really relate to the story. It was more then just a summer romance it had a deeper plot, and an emotional story. If you did read this one last year, It is the perfect book to bring with you to the beach this year. If you want to see my whole review check it out here. 

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour is about a cross country road trip, and mending hearts. It's a fun sarcastic and witty novel that I promise will make you laugh, but it's also touching and heartfelt at times. It was so funny that I was actually laughing in the middle of the beach, and got some crazy looks from the people next to me.  This is  another book that if you haven't read yet, you should pick it up for the summer. I read it on the beach last year and it was perfect. You can see my whole review here

                                                    The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer, #1)                  

This is one that I actually just read and loved. It's about a girl and two brothers an of course there's a love triangle. It's one of those books that you can really jealous of (at least I did) and wish you could live inside it with those characters. While this one would be perfect for the beach, the next one (which I'm in the middle of) probably won't be. I've already cried a few times and thats a good thing while you're enjoying the beach.    You can find my review of this one here.           

Those are my Beach Reads for this week. Is there any book that you really enjoyed reading the beach or really want to read? Leave you suggestions below! 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine < Check it out 

All You Desire (Eternal Ones, #2)

Haven Moore and Iain Morrow have been living a blissful life in Rome, an ocean way from the Ouroboros Society and its diabolical leader. But paradise is not to last. The mysterious disappearance of Haven's best friend, Beau, sends the pair running back to New York, where they encounter the Horae, an underground group of women who have spent centuries scheming to destroy Adam Rosier. Only they can help Haven uncover the secret to Beau's whereabouts in one of her past lives. But their help comes at a price: Haven must infiltrate the Ouroboros Society, charm Adam Rosier, and lure him into a trap. It's a plan the Horae believe will save the world-but Haven and Iain fear that it may destroy the happiness they've been chasing for two thousand years

I loved The Eternal Ones, it was actual one of the first ARC's I received. I can't wait to see where the sequel takes Haven and Iain. If you want to see my review of The Eternal Ones you can find it HERE.  Also The Eternal Ones cover got a makeover for the paperback I think it looks really good! even better then the original. 

The Eternal Ones

Isn't it pretty?

Anyone else excited for All You Desire?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Review: Paranormalcy

Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy, #1)Paranormalcy
By Kristen White
Publisher: Harperteen
Summary: 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.

Review: I have been told for almost the past year that this was one of the most refreshing paranormal book of the year and they were right. I don't know why it took me so long to read it, but I'm glad I finally did. Kristen White's interpretation of the paranormal world was so different. I was captured in this incredibly different story the whole time I was reading and I almost never put novel down. 

Evie was such a fun character to read about. While she fights these horrible creatures she was still the biggest girl-y girl. Always wearing pink, even her teaser and knife were pink! It's really rare to see a girl-y girl in a paranormal story so that was another refreshing quality. Also Evie was a fun character, has anyone else noticed that most of the main characters are at least slightly boring. They usually don't have an talents or any preferences to anything but Evie was extremely different. She made this book epic. 

The love interest, Lend was also am interesting person to read about. He is a paranormal creature that I can honestly say I have never heard of before.  I don't think I would be able to describe him to you, if you want to find out what he, read Paranormalcy! 

If you're like me and haven't read Paranormacly when it came out I highly suggest you do. It's new and different from anything else you've every read. There are even some plot twists that will throw you for a loop. The whole novel is filled with suspenseful, humorous,  romantic and memorable moments (sometimes all at once) this is the go to book for anyone who adores paranormal or wants something different. 


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