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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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Apr 09
Review- Gone by Michael Grant

Review- Gone by Michael Grant

Gone by Michael Grant Hardcover, 558 pages Published July 1st 2008 by HarperTeen  Source: Bought    Summary: (from Goodreads) In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears. GONE. Except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not one single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And no way to figure out what’s happened. Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents—unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers—that grow stronger by the day. It’s a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen, a fight is shaping up. Townies against rich kids. Bullies against the weak. Powerful against powerless. And time is running out: On your birthday, you disappear just like everyone else…  My thoughts: This book was really good and it definitely got me interested in reading the rest of the series.  The concept is interesting, all adults and teenagers over the… Read more »

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Apr 08

Blog design giveaway alert!

I wish I was better with blog design because I really want a clean modern and pretty design for this blog! I found this contest over at the The Owl Bookmark blogwhere you can win a complete blog design for free! This would be incredible, I have entered and you should too! Entry is super easy, just fill out the form and cross your fingers! http://siobianthebookowl.blogspot.com/2011/04/new-blog-design-giveaway.html good luck! P.S. this blog design was made by pure imagination designs and she will be doing the design for the winner! She is awesome. This was one of her free designs! 🙂

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Apr 06
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.       Abandon by Meg Cabot  (link to Goodreads page) Hardcover, 320 pages Expected publication: April 26th 2011 by Scholastic Inc.   a dark, fantastical story about this world . . . and the underworld. 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… Read more »

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Apr 06
Review- City of Glass

Review- City of Glass

My copy of City of Fallen Angels will be getting here tomorrow!! So now onto my review of the third book in the Mortal Instruments series. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare Hardcover, 541 pages Published March 24th 2009 by Margaret K. McElderry Source: Bought Summary (from Goodreads) To save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters — never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight. As Clary uncovers more about her family’s past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadow-hunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadow-hunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put… Read more »

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Apr 04
It’s Monday, What are you Reading? (1)

It’s Monday, What are you Reading? (1)

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 read last week: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (paperback) City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (paperback) City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (paperback) Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr (e-book) Radiance by Alyson Noel (e-book) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (hardcover) Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (hardcover) Books I am reading this week: Mockingjay by Suzanne (hardcover) Gone by Michael Grant (e-book) The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan (paperback) Books I will be reading next: The girl with the dragon tattoo by Stieg Larsson (hardcover) Heist Society by Ally Carter (Hardcover) A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray… Read more »

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Apr 04
Review- City of Ashes

Review- City of Ashes

My copy of City of Fallen Angels shipped out today so it is the perfect time to continue on with my reviews of the first three books.  Title: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare Paperback, 453 pages Published February 24th 2009 by Simon PulseSource: bought———–Summary: (from goodreads) A murderer is loose in New York City … … and the victims are Downworlder children. Clary Fray and her fellow Shadowhunters have a strong suspicion that Valentine, Clary’s father, may be behind the killings. But if he is the murderer, then what’s his true motive? To make matters worse, the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, has been stolen, and the mysterious Inquisitor has arrived to investigate, with his eyes vigilantly targeted on Clary’s brother, Jace. Clary will need to face some terrifying demons and even more terrifying family decisions. No one said that the life of a Shadowhunter would be easy——————————————————————————- My thoughts: (there may be spoilers)  I’m not sure how this is possible but I liked this book even more… Read more »

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Apr 02
Review- City of Bones

Review- City of Bones

I have decided with the upcoming release of the fourth book in Cassandra Clare’s amazing Mortal Instruments series, I would review the first three books in the series. (I also thought it would be fitting for my first review to be one of my favorite series I have read in a long time.)  City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (link to Goodreads pages)  When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder – much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing – not even a smear of blood – to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy? This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace,… Read more »

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