{Blogoversary Author Spotlight+Giveaway} Donna Augustine
{Giveaway} The Principles Behind Flotation By Alexandra Teague
{Blogoversary Author Spotlight+Giveaway} Bottom of the Sky by Shae Ross
{Giveaway} Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop!
{Excerpt+Giveaway} The Great Pursuit by Wendy Higgins
{Giveaway} The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Apr 17
In My Mailbox (2)

In My Mailbox (2)

In My Mailbox was inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie and created by Kristi at The Story Siren.    All books in this week’s IMM were purchased by me. (book buying will be the downfall of my grad school budget, but I can’t help myself) The Border’s near me was having a buy one, get one 50% off sale for select YA books, so that is where all these books came from.  The Iron Queen (iron fey #3) by Julie KagawaWhite Cat (curse workers #1) by Holly BlackThe Dead Tossed Waves (the forest of hands and teeth #2) by Carrie Ryan Magyk (Septimus Heap #1) by Angie SageFlyte (Septimus Heap #2) by Angie SageIncarceron (Incarceron #1) by Catherine Fisher That’s everything I got this week. What did you get in your mailbox?

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Apr 17
Review- City of Fallen Angels

Review- City of Fallen Angels

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare Hardcover, 424 pages Published April 5th 2011 by Margaret K. McElderry  Source: Bought Summary (from Goodreads) City of Fallen Angels takes place two months after the events of City of Glass. In it, a mysterious someone’s killing the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine’s Circle and displaying their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to provoke hostility between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, leaving tensions running high in the city and disrupting Clary’s plan to lead as normal a life as she can — training to be a Shadowhunter, and pursuing her relationship with Jace. As Jace and Clary delve into the issue of the murdered Shadowhunters, they discover a mystery that has deeply personal consequences for them — consequences that may strengthen their relationship, or rip it apart forever. Meanwhile, internecine warfare among vampires is tearing the Downworld community apart, and only Simon — the Daylighter who everyone wants on their side — can decide the outcome; too bad he… Read more »

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Apr 16
Review- Mockingjay

Review- Mockingjay

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins Hardcover, 390 pages Published August 24th 2010 by Scholastic Press Source: Bought Summary (from Goodreads) Young Katniss Everdeen has survived the dreaded Hunger Games not once, but twice, but even now she can find no relief. In fact, the dangers seem to be escalating: President Snow has declared an all-out war on Katniss, her family, her friends, and all the oppressed people of District 12. The thrill-packed final installment of Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy will keep young hearts pounding. ———————————————————- My Review:  This is the third and final book in The Hunger Games trilogy.  Wow! Just Wow! I finished this book last night, but I am still thinking about it. This book is amazing! I love this trilogy, I really love it. It is my favorite trilogy of all time, if not some of my favorite books of all time. I have loved other books, but those are mostly for a character or romance that I loved. The Hunger Games I just love all around…. Read more »

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Apr 16

Kindle!!

I just ordered a Kindle!! I am so excited! I cannot wait for it to get here. Currently I have a few e-books and I have been reading them on my kindle app on my iphone. It is a pain in the butt to read books on that tiny screen, so I am super excited to upgrade to a nice slim kindle! Please Mr. mailman, bring my kindle right now!!

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Apr 16
Review- Catching Fire

Review- Catching Fire

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins Hardcover, 391 pages Published September 1st 2009 by Scholastic Press  Source: Bought   Summary (from Goodreads): Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark won the annual competition described in Hunger Games, but the aftermath leaves these victors with no sense of triumph. Instead, they have become the poster boys for a rebellion that they never planned to lead. That new, unwanted status puts them in the bull’s-eye for merciless revenge by The Capitol. ————————————————————– Review: This is the second book in the dystopian series The Hunger Games. I COULD NOT put this book down! And trust me, I tried. Im sick and I have a major assignment due in Law school, and still I could not manage to do anything except read this book. It was that good! *there will be spoilers* if you have not read this trilogy though, go do it. Right now, don’t even bother to turn your computer off. Just run to the nearest store/library/e-reader and start reading! You will not regret it!… Read more »

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Apr 13
Review- The Hunger Games

Review- The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games  by Suzanne Collins Hardcover, 374 pages Published October 1st 2008 by Scholastic, Inc. Source: Bought Summary (from Goodreads) 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.  ——————————————– My Review: There are… Read more »

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Apr 13
Review- The Espressologist

Review- The Espressologist

The Espressologist by Kristina Springer Paperback, 208 pages Published January 4th 2011 by Feiwel & FriendsSource: Bought What’s your drink of choice? Is it a small pumpkin spice latte? Then you’re lots of fun and a bit sassy. Or a medium americano? You prefer simplicity in life. Or perhaps it’s a small decaf soy sugar-free hazelnut caffe latte? Some might call you a yuppie. Seventeen-year-old barista Jane Turner has this theory that you can tell a lot about a person by their regular coffee drink. She scribbles it all down in a notebook and calls it Espressology. So it’s not a totally crazy idea when Jane starts hooking up some of her friends based on their coffee orders. Like her best friend, Em, a medium hot chocolate, and Cam, a toffee nut latte. But when her boss, Derek, gets wind of Jane’s Espressology, he makes it an in-store holiday promotion, promising customers their perfect matches for the price of their favorite coffee. Things are going better than Derek could ever… Read more »

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Apr 13
Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. Wildefire  by Karsten Knight (link to Goodreads) Hardcover Expected publication: July 26th 2011 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers  Every flame begins with a spark. Ashline Wilde is having a rough sophomore year. She’s struggling to find her place as the only Polynesian girl in school, her boyfriend just cheated on her, and now her runaway sister, Eve, has decided to barge back into her life. When Eve’s violent behavior escalates and she does the unthinkable, Ash transfers to a remote private school nestled in California’s redwoods, hoping to put the tragedy behind her. But her fresh start at Blackwood Academy doesn’t go as planned. Just as Ash is beginning to enjoy the perks of her new school—being captain of the tennis team, a steamy romance with a hot, local park ranger—Ash discovers that a group of gods and goddesses have mysteriously enrolled at Blackwood…and she’s one… Read more »

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Apr 11
It’s Monday, What are you Reading? (2)

It’s Monday, What are you Reading? (2)

This is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. This meme is where people talk about the books they have read last week, the books they are currently reading this week, and what they hope to read next up. I decided it would be fun to participate in this meme because I thought it would be a fun way to keep my TBR pile in order. Books I finished last week: Mockingjay by Suzanne (hardcover) Gone by Michael Grant (e-book) Harry Potter fanfiction-I was really craving some of my favorite stories from years ago, so I went into my fanfiction vaults and was enjoying them this weekend.  Books I am reading this week: City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (Hardcover) Heist Society by Ally Carter (Hardcover) Switched by Amanda Hocking (e-book) Books I will be reading next: The girl with the dragon tattoo by Stieg Larsson (hardcover)  A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray (paperback) The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting (Hardcover) What are you guys reading… Read more »

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Apr 10
In My Mailbox (1)

In My Mailbox (1)

When I first discovered book blogs, my favorite kind of post was In my Mailbox. (and the vlog’s of IMM on youtube) I love book hauls. It is where I get most of my ideas for the TBR books.  In My Mailbox was inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie and created by Kristi at The Story Siren. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Gemma Doyle Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick Glimmerglass by Jenna Black Whirlwind by Robert Liparulo The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting And Of course I got….(drum roll please!) City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

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