Abandon by Meg Cabot Hardcover, 304 pages Published April 26th 2011 by Point Age Group: YA Source: Bought Buy this Book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) Though she tries returning to the life she knew before the accident, Pierce can’t help but feel at once a part of this world, and apart from it. Yet she’s never alone . . . because someone is always watching her. Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back.But now she’s moved to a new town. Maybe at her new school, she can start fresh. Maybe she can stop feeling so afraid.Only she can’t. Because even here, he finds her. That’s how desperately he wants her back. She knows he’s no guardian angel, and his dark world isn’t exactly heaven, yet she can’t stay away . . . especially since he always appears when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most.But if she lets herself fall any further, she may just find herself back… Read more »
It’s almost time for Book Blogger Appreciation Week! I have been blogging for about 6 months so I was not a blogger for the last one, but I was an avid observer. I just remember thinking- this is such an awesome idea! I love that we are recognizing other great book bloggers and letting them know we love what they are doing! There are tons of cool things going on this year with BBAW, like giveaways, awards, and several people do special interviews or posts during that week. Everyone that wants should take a moment to check out the nominations page and nominate some of your favorite bloggers. If you’d like to register and vote for your favorite blogs, click here and just use your google or twitter account. This year they added some new book categories and, of course, they have several blog categories. You do not have to nominate someone for each category. You can pick the ones you are interested in and then vote for your favorite… Read more »
There is only one more day to enter my contribution to the Summer Giveaway hop! CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN AN ARC OF WILDEFIRE BY KARSTEN KNIGHT!
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White Hardcover, US, 335 pages Published August 31st 2010 by HarperTeen Age Group: YA Source: Bought Buy this Book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) Weird as it is working for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, Evie’s always thought of herself as normal. Sure, her best friend is a mermaid, 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 still. Normal. Only now paranormals are dying, and Evie’s dreams are filled with haunting voices and mysterious prophecies. She soon realizes that there may be a link between her abilities and the sudden rash of deaths. Not only that, but she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures. So much for normal. ———————————————————————— My Review: I just wrote my whole review for this book, and went to save it and lost the whole thing! Not cool! Ok, I guess I will try again. This book was… Read more »
I can’t believe my time in Oxford is ending. These past 5 weeks have flown by! I am already done with my classes and starting on Monday, I have finals. Eeek! Oxford is amazing, and there is so much to see and do. There was not enough time for it all. When I get back home, I will be doing a post with some videos and pictures from my trip. Here are some of the highlights though. In Oxford, I went to: Ashmoleon Museum in Oxford Christ Church (where various Harry Potter scenes were filmed) St. Edmunds Hall, Oxford University (this is where I studied and lived) I think all the pubs in Oxford. (favorites are Head of the River, White Horse, and the Turf) Other Places I visited: London Stratford Dublin Amsterdam The Hague Once I get home next week, I have some great things planned for the blog. Lots of reviews, and some interesting (hopefully) discussion posts. And I will be starting up IMM and Follow Friday again…. Read more »
Misfit by Jon Skovron Hardcover, 384 pages Published August 1st 2011 by Amulet Books Age Group: YA Source: NetGalley Buy this Book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) Jael has always felt like a freak. She’s never kissed a boy, she never knew her mom, and her dad’s always been superstrict—but that’s probably because her mom was a demon, which makes Jael half demon and most definitely not a normal sophomore girl. On her sixteenth birthday, a mysterious present unlocks her family’s dangerous history and Jael’s untapped potential. What was merely an embarrassing secret before becomes a terrifying reality. Jael must learn to master her demon side in order to take on a vindictive Duke of Hell while also dealing with a twisted priest, best-friend drama, and a spacey blond skater boy who may have hidden depths. ——————————————————————- My Review: This book is based on a really interesting concept. I have not read many books about demons, especially not ones that paint them in anything but a negative light. Misfit takes… Read more »
Caressed by Moonlight by Amanda J. Greene Kindle Edition, 272 pages 2nd edition to be released on August 12th 2011 by Amazon Digital Services Age Group: Adult Pre-order this book: Amazon CLICK HERE TO READ MY REVIEW OF CARESSED BY MOONLIGHT! Summary (from Goodreads) Dorian Vlakhos is no ordinary aristocrat. He is a vampire king, who will do anything to save his clan from complete annihilation, before an ancient curse can claim his immortal life. Penniless and orphaned, Victoria Kingston has nothing to bring to a marriage, yet she must shackle an unsuspecting gentleman into marriage by the end of the month or forfeit her rights as guardian of her younger sister. With the help of her dearest friend, Victoria begins her hunt, and vows to stay far away from the dark, mysterious, Prince Vlakhos. After meeting the beautifully innocent Miss Kingston, Dorian had to have her. He would do absolutely anything to make Victoria his. One sweet stolen kiss would bring them together while a force, more powerful than… Read more »
Time for another giveaway hop! This one is the Midsummer’s Eve Giveaway hop and it is Co- Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Mary from BookHounds & Forever Young (adult).This hop will run from August 1- 7th. The winner will be announced on August 8th.I will be giving away an ARC copy of Wildefire by Karsten KnightSummary (from Goodreads) 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… Read more »
Tower of Parlen Min (The Narrow Escapes of Ves Asirin) by Matt Xell Published July 23rd 2010 by Xell, Matt Age Group: Middle Grade/YA Source: Author Buy this Book: Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3 Summary (from Goodreads) Ves Asirin wins a trip to the Tower of Parlen Min. There, with 19 other children, he competes in the Sword Challenge; a series of puzzles and tasks, for $12 million. As fantastic and glorious as the tower seems to be, Ves finds that it keeps a dark and secret history that he has been connected to for over 150 years, a secret that will define his destiny … if he can escape ‘The shadow’. ——————————————————– My Review: T his book was really exciting. It was such a cool storyline, and it was so long it really felt like a true adventure. A TON goes on in this story, and at times it feels like the book is never ending. This really helped me relate to… Read more »
In My Mailbox was inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie and created by Kristi at The Story Siren. Since I am overseas with no extra luggage room of any kind, I will have not been buying or borrowing any new books. 🙁 so, I will not be doing an IMM until I get home from Oxford. I have been getting a few books in the mail for review and that I have won over the past couple of weeks, so i should have a nice little haul to share with you guys when I get back in August.my IMM will continue on Sunday August 14th. Sorry fort he long break. It is one of my favorite book meme’s.-MichellePlease tell me what you got in your mailbox so I can live vicariously through you guys.