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Jul 24
In My Mailbox (8)

In My Mailbox (8)

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.

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Jul 21
Review- Breathe by Abbi Glines

Review- Breathe by Abbi Glines

Breathe by Abbi Glines Kindle Edition Published May 16th 2011 by Wild Child Publishing  Age Group: YA Source: Author Buy this Book: Amazon kindle edition Summary (from Goodreads) Sadie White’s summer job isn’t going to be on the beach life-guarding or working at rental booths like most kids her age. With her single mother’s increasing pregnancy and refusal to work, Sadie has to take over her mother’s job as a domestic servant for one of the wealthy summer families on a nearby island.When the family arrives at their summer getaway, Sadie is surprised to learn that the owner of the house is Jax Stone, one of the hottest teen rockers in the world. If Sadie hadn’t spent her life raising her mother and taking care of the house she might have been normal enough to be excited about working for a rock star. Even though Sadie isn’t impressed by Jax’s fame, he is drawn to her. Everything about Sadie fascinates Jax but he fights his attraction. Relationship’s never work in… Read more »

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Jul 19
Review- Evernight by Claudia Gray

Review- Evernight by Claudia Gray

Evernight (Evernight, Book 1) by Claudia Gray Paperback, 327 pages Published February 10th 2009 by HarperTeen  Age Group: YA Source: HarperTeen Buy this Book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) Bianca wants to escape. She’s been uprooted from her small hometown and enrolled at Evernight Academy, an eerie Gothic boarding school where the students are somehow too perfect: smart, sleek, and almost predatory. Bianca knows she doesn’t fit in. Then she meets Lucas. He’s not the “Evernight type” either, and he likes it that way. Lucas ignores the rules, stands up to the snobs, and warns Bianca to be careful—even when it comes to caring about him. “I couldn’t stand it if they took it out on you,” he tells Bianca, “and eventually they would.” But the connection between Bianca and Lucas can’t be denied. Bianca will risk anything to be with Lucas, but dark secrets are fated to tear them apart . . . and to make Bianca question everything she’s ever believed. ——————————————————————————— My review: I really, Really enjoyed this… Read more »

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Jul 14
Review- Solid by Shelley Workinger

Review- Solid by Shelley Workinger

Solid by Shelley Workinger Paperback, 221 pages Published July 9th 2010 by CreateSpace  Age Group: YA Source: Author Buy this Book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) Teens who discover they were secretly genetically altered before birth are brought together at a classified site where they forge new friendships, find love, develop “super-abilities,” and even unearth a conspiracy. ———————————————————— My Review:  This book was such a fast and interesting read. I really enjoyed it. It was a relatively short book, but there was a lot packed into under 250 pages. The story flowed really well, which makes reading a book so much more enjoyable. There were no slow or awkward parts. I loved how the book was setup- there was just enough intrigue and mystery for me to not figure everything out on my own, but it was not so complex and confusing that I was completely lost. That is a really difficult balance to strike in the most mysterious books, and I thought that Solid did this excellently. I do wish that… Read more »

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Jul 12
Review- Wildefire

Review- Wildefire

Wildefireby Karsten Knight Hardcover, 400 pages Expected publication: July 26th 2011 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers  Age Group: YA Source: Galley Grab Preorder this Book: Amazon Summary (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 hot, local park ranger—Ash discovers that a group of gods and goddesses have mysteriously enrolled at Blackwood…and she’s one of them. To make matters worse, Eve has resurfaced to… Read more »

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Jul 10
Review- The Magician

Review- The Magician

The Magician (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel # 2) by Michael Scott Hardcover, 461 pages Published June 24th 2008 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers  Age Group: YA Source: Bought Buy this Book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) After fleeing Ojai, Nicholas, Sophie, Josh, and Scatty emerge in Paris, the City of Lights. Home for Nicholas Flamel. Only this homecoming is anything but sweet. Perenell is still locked up back in Alcatraz and Paris is teeming with enemies. Nicolo Machiavelli, immortal author and celebrated art collector, is working for Dee. He’s after them, and time is running out for Nicholas and Perenell. For every day spent without the Book of Abraham the Mage, they age one year, their magic becoming weaker and their bodies more frail. For Flamel, the Prophecy is becoming more and more clear. It’s time for Sophie to learn the second elemental magic: Fire Magic. And there’s only one man who can teach it to her: Flamel’s old student, the Comte de Saint-Germain alchemist, magician, and… Read more »

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Jul 07
Review- Give Up the Ghost

Review- Give Up the Ghost

Give Up the Ghost by Megan Crewe Hardcover, 256 pages Published September 15th 2009 by Henry Holt and Co. Age Group: YA Source: Bought Buy this book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) Cass McKenna much prefers ghosts over “breathers.” Ghosts are uncomplicated and dependable, and they know the dirt on everybody…and Cass loves dirt. She’s on a mission to expose the dirty secrets of the poseurs in her school. But when the vice president of the student council discovers her secret, Cass’s whole scheme hangs in the balance. Tim wants her to help him contact his recently deceased mother, and Cass reluctantly agrees. As Cass becomes increasingly entwined in Tim’s life, she’s surprised to realize he’s not so bad—and he needs help more desperately than anyone else suspects. Maybe it’s time to give the living another chance…. ————————————————————————————- My review: This book was alright. It was a fast read, and it was interesting enough. But nothing really popped out at me. I sat down to read this book and a few hours later I was done,… Read more »

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Jul 03
Review- The Dead Girls’ Dance

Review- The Dead Girls’ Dance

The Dead Girls’ Dance (Morganville Vampires, Book 2) by Rachel Caine Mass Market Paperback, 256 pages Published April 3rd 2007 by NAL Jam Age Group: YA Source: Won  Buy this book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) Claire has her share of challenges. Like being a genius in a school that favors beauty over brains; homicidal girls in her dorm, and finding out that her college town is overrun with the living dead. On the up side, she has a new boyfriend with a vampire-hunting dad. But when a local fraternity throws the Dead Girls’ Dance, hell is really going to break loose. ————————————————————————————- My review: Read my review of the first book in the Morganville Vampires series, Glass Houses HERE. I really liked this book! I enjoyed it a lot more than the first one. I’m glad because I thought parts of the first book were kind of slow, and I was hoping this was just because it was the first book in the series and it needed to lay the groundwork so to speak…. Read more »

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Jul 02
Follow Friday (3)

Follow Friday (3)

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee’s View. I love her blog! If you are new to the #FF fun, Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers. First you leave your name on Parajunkee’s site, then you create a post on your own blog that links back to Parajunkee, and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them hi in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you! ok now for the question! Q. ACK! Your favorite book/movie character (example Hermione Granger played by the Emma chick) just walked into the room! Who is it and what would be your first reaction?  As for a book character, I love Jesse from the Mediator Series by Meg Cabot . Oh boy, I would just love to start talking to him. Now from tv show characters I would have… Read more »

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Jun 30
Review- Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side

Review- Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side

Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey Paperback, 351 pages Published January 18th 2010 by GraphiaAge Group: YASource: BorrowedBuy this book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) The undead can really screw up your senior year . . . Marrying a vampire definitely doesn’t fit into Jessica Packwood’s senior year “get-a-life” plan. But then a bizarre (and incredibly hot) new exchange student named Lucius Vladescu shows up, claiming that Jessica is a Romanian vampire princess by birth—and he’s her long-lost fiancé. Armed with newfound confidence and a copy of Growing Up Undead: A Teen Vampire’s Guide to Dating, Health, and Emotions, Jessica makes a dramatic transition from average American teenager to glam European vampire princess. But when a devious cheerleader sets her sights on Lucius, Jess finds herself fighting to win back her wayward prince, stop a global vampire war — and save Lucius’s soul from eternal destruction. ———————————————————————- My Review:  This book was really good! I read the whole thing in one day, I just did not… Read more »

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