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Jun 17

Spring Into Summer Read-A-Thon Starting line!

Also note that the hashtag for the Read-a-Thon is #SiSRead Those of you not participating, I apologize in advance for your feed readers. I’ll be posting about 7 times today and tomorrow. What do you hope to read during the read-a-thon? I have SO many books in my TBR pile, and I have no idea which ones will strike my fancy while I’m reading, so I’m taking them ALL. It’s easier for me to take a picture rather than list them, so here you go: Abandon by Meg Cabot Tower of Parlen Min Wildefire What book are you starting with? Abandon by Meg Cabot  I hope to read: At least 1,000 pages, hopefully more! Where are you going to read? I’m on a family vacation in North Carolina. So I am going to be reading there and at a picnic in the woods. So Pretty! What will you include in your updates?My updates will look like this: Total Books Read: __________ Total Pages Read: __________ Books Read Since Last Update:… Read more »

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Jun 17
Spring into Summer Giveaway Hop!

Spring into Summer Giveaway Hop!

It’s time for another Giveaway hop for all of my lovely followers! 🙂  Welcome to the first annual “Spring Into Summer” book blog giveaway hop co-hosted by coffee and romance  and Release Notes. This giveaway hop will run from 12:00 a.m. on June 17 through 11:59 p.m. on June 21.The winner will be announced on June 22.  For this giveaway I will be giving away a brand new hardcover copy of the final book in the Wake Trilogy, Gone by Lisa McMann. I loved this trilogy and you can read my reviews of the books here: WAKE  FADE GONE Summary for Gone by Lisa McMann (from Goodreads) Janie thought she knew what her future held. And she thought she’d made her peace with it. But she can’t handle dragging Cabel down with her. She knows he will stay with her, despite what she sees in his dreams. He’s amazing. And she’s a train wreck. Janie sees only one way to give him the life he deserves: She has to disappear…. Read more »

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Jun 16
Review- Gone

Review- Gone

Gone (Wake trilogy #3) by Lisa McMann Hardcover, 214 pages Published February 9th 2010 by Simon Pulse Age Group: YA Source: Borrowed Buy this book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) Janie thought she knew what her future held. And she thought she’d made her peace with it. But she can’t handle dragging Cabel down with her. She knows he will stay with her, despite what she sees in his dreams. He’s amazing. And she’s a train wreck. Janie sees only one way to give him the life he deserves: She has to disappear. And it’s going to kill them both.Then a stranger enters her life — and everything unravels. The future Janie once faced now has an ominous twist, and her choices are more dire than she’d ever thought possible. She alone must decide between the lesser of two evils. And time is running out. . . .————————————————————— Read my review of the first two books in the Wake Trilogy here: WAKE  FADE My review of Gone: I am so sad… Read more »

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Jun 16
Review- Fade

Review- Fade

Fade (Wake Trilogy #2) by Lisa McMann Hardcover, 248 pages Published February 10th 2009 by Simon Pulse Age Group: YA Source: Borrowed Buy this book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) SOME NIGHTMARES NEVER END. For Janie and Cabel, real life is getting tougher than the dreams. They’re just trying to carve out a little (secret) time together, but no such luck. Disturbing things are happening at Fieldridge High, yet nobody’s talking. When Janie taps into a classmate’s violent nightmares, the case finally breaks open — but nothing goes as planned. Not even close. Janie’s in way over her head, and Cabe’s shocking behavior has grave consequences for them both. Worse yet, Janie learns the truth about herself and her ability — and it’s bleak. Seriously, brutally bleak. Not only is her fate as a dream catcher sealed, but what’s to come is way darker than she’d feared….  ———————————————————————– My review: Read my review of the first book in the wake trilogy HERE! This series is really shaping up nicely! I like… Read more »

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Jun 15
Waiting on Wednesday (5)

Waiting on Wednesday (5)

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.   The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin Hardcover, 464 pages Expected publication: September 27th 2011 by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing  Preorder this book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) 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. ———————————————————— I have been hearing about this book from other book bloggers, so much! I have not heard one negative things, heck I have not even heard one this that was not “oh my god, this book is amazing! This book will blow your mind! I loved this book! etc…” Twitter has been going crazy wit… Read more »

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Jun 14
Review- Wake

Review- Wake

Wake (Wake trilogy #1) by Lisa McMann Paperback, 210 pages Published January 6th 2009 by Simon Pulse Age Group- YA Source: Borrowed Buy this book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) NOT ALL DREAMS ARE SWEET. For seventeen-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people’s dreams is getting old. Especially the falling dreams, the naked-but-nobody-notices dreams, and the sex-crazed dreams. Janie’s seen enough fantasy booty to last her a lifetime. She can’t tell anybody about what she does — they’d never believe her, or worse, they’d think she’s a freak. So Janie lives on the fringe, cursed with an ability she doesn’t want and can’t control. Then she falls into a gruesome nightmare, one that chills her to the bone. For the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else’s twisted psyche. She is a participant….  ————————————————————– My Review: This series is going to be so great, I can just tell! I loved the first book and as soon as I finish typing up this review I am going to… Read more »

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Jun 14
Review- Incarceron

Review- Incarceron

Incarceron (Incarceron #1) by Catherine Fisher  Paperback, 442 pages Published February 8th 2011 by Penguin Group Age Group: YA Source: Bought Buy this book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) Incarceron is a prison unlike any other: Its inmates live not only in cells, but also in metal forests, dilapidated cities, and unbounded wilderness. The prison has been sealed for centuries, and only one man, legend says, has ever escaped.            Finn, a seventeen-year-old prisoner, can’t remember his childhood and believes he came from Outside Incarceron. He’s going to escape, even though most inmates don’t believe that Outside even exists. And then Finn finds a crystal key and through it, a girl named Claudia.            Claudia claims to live Outside—her father is the Warden of Incarceron and she’s doomed to an arranged marriage. If she helps Finn escape, she will need his help in return. But they don’t realize that there is more to Incarceron than meets the eye. Escape will take their greatest courage and cost far more than they know.            Because Incarceron… Read more »

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Jun 13
It’s Monday, What are you Reading? (7)

It’s Monday, What are you Reading? (7)

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 The Dead Girl’s Dance (book 2 in the morganville vampires) by Rachel Caine Incarceron by Catherine Fisher Piper’s Fury By Rachel Firasek (my review) Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz (my review) Jessica’s Guide to Dating the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey Wake (book 1 in the Dream Catcher Trilogy) by Lisa McMann Books I am reading this week:   Fade (book 2 in the Dream Catcher trilogy) by Lisa McMann Gone (book 3 in the Dream Catcher Trilogy) by Lisa McMann Abandon by Meg Cabot Tower of Parlen Min by Matt Xell Books I will be reading… Read more »

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Jun 12
Review- WANTED:HERO Prelude to a Hero

Review- WANTED:HERO Prelude to a Hero

WANTED:HERO Prelude to a Hero (Chronicles of a Hero) by Jaime Buckley Kindle Edition Published May 27th 2011 by On The Fly Publications  Age Group: Middle Grade/YA Source: Author summary (from Goodreads) Wendell is a young man who learns what his potential is while on a strange, enchanted world with a funny old wizard and ugly troll to mentor and guide him. Prelude to a Hero, the debut book about how Wendell came to be the one expected to save an entire world. . . by accident.   ——————————————————————— My Review: This book is a quick read. It is a nice, short introduction for what seems to be a very promising series! I will admit that at some points early on in the story I was as confused as Wendell (the main character) appeared. But it worked well to show the mystery surrounding the alien land. I loved the narrator of the story. He was funny and philosophical all at the same time. He would interject thoughts and facts at… Read more »

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Jun 12
Review- Spellbound

Review- Spellbound

Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz Paperback, 384 pages Expected publication: June 28th 2011 by Harlequin Teen  Age Group: YA Source: NetGalleyBuy this book: Amazon  Summary (from Goodreads) What’s a girl to do when meeting The One means she’s cursed to die a horrible death? Life hasn’t been easy on sixteen-year-old Emma Conner, so a new start in New York may be just the change she needs. But the posh Upper East Side prep school she has to attend? Not so much. Friendly faces are few and far between, except for one that she’s irresistibly drawn to—Brendan Salinger, the guy with the rock-star good looks and the richest kid in school, who might just be her very own white knight. But even when Brendan inexplicably turns cold, Emma can’t stop staring. Ever since she laid eyes on him, strange things have been happening. Streetlamps go out wherever she walks, and Emma’s been having the oddest dreams: visions of herself in past lives—visions that warn her to stay away from Brendan. Or else…. Read more »

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