Tag: ya

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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Jun 24
Follow Friday (2)

Follow Friday (2)

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. In light of the Summer Solstice. Also known as Midsummer…let’s talk about fairies. What is your favorite fairy tale or story that revolves around the fae?   Ok, well this is not my strong suit. I have not read many fae stories. I really need to get the Iron King(I have the Iron queen and the iron daughter) because I have heard… 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 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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