Sunday, February 27, 2011

In My Mailbox {7}

Sunday, February 27, 2011
So I was able to get to the Library in my town this week so I had a new choice in books. I also got a few requests approved through net galley for review so I've had a pretty busy and exciting week this week, here's my In my Mailbox post.


The Au Pairs - Melissa De La Cruz

So I saw this book and the cover makes me want it to be summer so badly. So I figured why not check it out so I can pretend it's summer! Here's the synopsis from Goodreads.

"Three girls with three agendas and the ultimate destination: the Hamptons. 

Summer in the city? Way overrated. Everybody who's anybody in New York City summers in the Hamptons. Mara, Eliza, and Jacqui all want a piece of the action, all for different reasons. 

So the girls answer a classified ad to become au pairs. How bad can it be, watching a couple of kids on the beach all day? They've got the swank address, the sweet ride, and an all-access pass to the hottest social scene on the East Coast. It's shaping up to be the summer of their lives."

Sweet 16 - Kate Brian

I absolutely adore Kate Brian and her writing. So seeing this book that I haven't read by her yet made me have to get rent it. Here's the synopsis from Goodreads.

Teagan Phillips's sweet sixteen is the event of the season. Other parties have been chill, sure, but no one at Rosewood Prep throws a bash as extravagant, exclusive, or over-the-top expensive as Teagan. No one is as obnoxious, either. But that doesn't stop everyone from wanting to see and be seen at her birthday.
Luckily, Teagan's in for a rude (and rather ungraceful) awakening. On the big night she falls stilettos-over-tiara into the country club wine cellar and blacks out. When she comes to, there is a strange woman standing at the foot of the stairs.
No, Teagan, this mystery woman is not one of "the help." She is here to take you on a ride, to bring you back through time and show you some very unpretty realities. And if you're lucky, she just might put the sweet back in sixteen...."

Shelf Life - Robert Corbet

I'm semi sure that I've tried to read this book before, but I don't remember if I didn't have time or if it didn't interest me. So I'm giving it another chance and I'm going to try to read it. Here's the synopsis from Goodreads.

"On aisle 1, Louisa's crying.
On aisle 2, Adam's trying to get fired.
On aisle 4, a renegade shopper is releasing the fizz from soda bottles.
At the service counter, an irate customer can't understand why his Long Life Milk went bad after a few years.

Working at the supermarket isn't exactly glamorous, but the teens on the staff have a lot of tasty secrets: like the fact that Adam decides to stick it out a while once he sees the very pretty Employee of the Month. Under the harsh glare of the fluorescent lights, the staff, as different as the products they unpack and arrange, unite against demanding customers and try to amuse each other until punch-out time."

The Rules for Hearts - Sara Ryan

I kind of have this thing for romance novels and when I saw that this was a Young Adult romance novel I couldn't not get it. Here's the synopsis from Goodreads.

"Battle Hall Davies is sure of some things: she-s going to Reed; she loves girls; and her older brother, Nick, is cooler than she could ever be. Nick ran away when Battle was in high school, and four years later, he-s tracked her down. Now she-s spending her summer before college in -Forest House,- the co-op where he lives in Portland. Battle is quickly swept into Forest House-s community Shakespeare production, its all-night card games, and the arms of her new roommate, Meryl. It turns out that Nick isn-t who Battle thought he was-and Battle-s not who she thought she was, either."

For Review

The Goddess Test - Aimee Carter

So I just posted about this book on my Waiting on Wednesday post this past week, and when I went to go check on some of my requests on Net Galley I noticed that this book was up for request. So I couldn't not send in a request, and thankfully it got approved! Here's the synopsis from Goodreads if you didn't see it on WoW.

"Every girl who has taken the test has died. 

It's always been just Kate and her mom--and now her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear her mother won't live past the fall. 

Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld--and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests. 

Kate is sure he's crazy--until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she'll become Henry's future bride, and a goddess. 

If she fails..."

What did you get in your mailbox this week?
In My Mailbox is an idea created by Kristi of The Story Siren and Alea of Pop Culture Junkie

Friday, February 25, 2011

Follow Friday {6}

Friday, February 25, 2011
So I'm a little late with todays Follow Friday, but I am babysitting the most adorable little boy ever. It just so happens he likes to band on computers and I had to wait til he fell asleep to be able to get mine out. But I did not forget about todays Follow Friday post! So here it is!

Q. Share your current fav television show! Tell us a bit about it...

If you saw my last In My Mailbox post, you'll be aware that I got some Glee nail polish this week. So I would hope that it would be pretty clear that my current favorite television show is Glee. I watch it every single week and I even watch them on hulu again. I won't go as far as saying I believe everything that comes along with the fandom, because there are some crazy things, but I do love the show, the songs, and the message behind it. I also have a bit of a secret obsession with Jersey Shore. It's like sneaking a cookie from the cookie jar. It's just so funny and I crack up every time I watch it. Those two shows also happen to be the only shows that I watch, because I don't have a television in my room anymore and I don't usually have time to watch it any way. So what is your current favorite television show?

Hosted by Parajunkee, just so you can get to know me a little more.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday {6}

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
This week seems to be going by so quickly, I can't believe it's time for another Waiting On Wednesday post yet here we are. So I'm pretty excited for this week because these books are going to be coming out soon and February is almost to an end.  So here are my books for this weeks post.

Sean Griswold's Head - Lindsey Leavitt
Publication Date: March 1st

So I have been seeing this book around everywhere. I am pretty excited that it is coming out in less than a week. It looks so good and it sounds even better.

"According to her guidance counselor, fifteen-year-old Payton Gritas needs a focus object—an item to concentrate her emotions on. It's supposed to be something inanimate, but Payton decides to use the thing she stares at during class: Sean Griswold's head. They've been linked since third grade (Griswold-Gritas—it's an alphabetical order thing), but she's never really known him.

The focus object is intended to help Payton deal with her father's newly diagnosed multiple sclerosis. And it's working. With the help of her boy-crazy best friend Jac, Payton starts stalking—er, focusing on—Sean Griswold . . . all of him! He's cute, he shares her Seinfeld obsession (nobody else gets it!) and he may have a secret or two of his own.

In this sweet story of first love, Lindsey Leavitt seamlessly balances heartfelt family moments, spot-on sarcastic humor, and a budding young romance."

The Goddess Test - Aimee Carter
Publication Date: April 19th

This is another book that looks super pretty and sounds like an amazing story. I love things to do with gods and goddesses so I'm definitely going to have to check this book out when it comes out.

"It's always been just Kate and her mom--and now her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear her mother won't live past the fall. 

Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld--and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests. 

Kate is sure he's crazy--until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she'll become Henry's future bride, and a goddess. 

If she fails..."

What's your "waiting on" book of the week?

"Waiting On" Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Teaser Tuesday {2}

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
This Girl Is Different - JJ Johnson
Pg. 127

"Never tell, never be divided, never be moved: the oath the three of us - Jacinda and me and Rajas - swore to each other in the middle of the night. All for one and one for all."
Feel free to comment with your Teaser Tuesday.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

In My Mailbox {6}

Sunday, February 20, 2011

So this week I've been feeling pretty sick. I am still getting over my sinus infection, so I haven't really gotten to do anything. But I did get two new books for review this week. I do need to make a trip to the library, which will be happening sometime this coming week I hope. I do plan on buying a few books this week too so you'll get to see them all next weekend. I'd also like to thank everyone for making the beginning of my blogging experience so enjoyable and helping me reach 50+ followers so quickly. I am beyond excited whenever I see just one more follower, and I really hope you all are still enjoying my blog. I have things scheduled for this week so even if I'm still sick, things should be going up. But on to what I got this week in my In My Mailbox post.

For Review
Angelfire - Courtney Moulton

So I've been hearing so many things about this book lately and it just sounds absolutely amazing. I was so excited when I received my confirmation email for my request to review this book. I can't wait to get to start reading it, and here's the synopsis from Goodreads to see why. 

"This debut, the first novel in a trilogy, is achingly romantic, terrifying, and filled with blistering action. 

When seventeen-year-old Ellie starts seeing reapers - monstrous creatures who devour humans and send their souls to Hell - she finds herself on the front lines of a supernatural war between archangels and the Fallen and faced with the possible destruction of her soul. 

A mysterious boy named Will reveals she is the reincarnation of an ancient warrior, the only one capable of wielding swords of angelfire to fight the reapers, and he is an immortal sworn to protect her in battle. Now that Ellie's powers have been awakened, a powerful reaper called Bastian has come forward to challenge her. He has employed a fierce assassin to eliminate her - an assassin who has already killed her once. 

While balancing her dwindling social life and reaper-hunting duties, she and Will discover Bastian is searching for a dormant creature believed to be a true soul reaper. Bastian plans to use this weapon to ignite the End of Days and to destroy Ellie's soul, ending her rebirth cycle forever. Now, she must face an army of Bastian's most frightening reapers, prevent the soul reaper from consuming her soul, and uncover the secrets of her past lives - including truths that may be too frightening to remember." 

Angel Burn - L.A. Weatherly

Here's my other book I got this week, that I am absolutely beyond excited for. I've been seeing it around on other blogs and it looks like it is so good, and I get to read it before it comes out which makes it even better. Here's the synopsis from Goodreads.

"Willow knows she’s different from other girls, and not just because she loves tinkering with cars. Willow has a gift. She can look into the future and know people’s dreams and hopes, their sorrows and regrets, just by touching them. She has no idea where this power comes from. But the assassin, Alex, does. Gorgeous, mysterious Alex knows more about Willow that Willow herself. He knows that her powers link to dark and dangerous forces, and that he’s one of the few humans left who can fight them. When Alex finds himself falling in love with his sworn enemy, he discovers that nothing is as it seems, least of all good and evil. In the first book in an action-packed romantic trilogy, L. A. Weatherly sends listeners on a thrill ride of a road trip – and depicts the human race at the brink of a future as catastrophic as it is deceptively beautiful."

Non Book
Now I know this isn't book related, but I just had to tell someone about these. I got the mini pack of Glee themed nail polish from Sephora this week, and I absolutely love the colors. I currently have three on my fingers and toes, because I couldn't pick which ones I wanted. They also have the cutest names like "Gleek Out", "Slushied", and "Diva-in-Training". Being a big Glee fan I find these absolutely adorable, and with the colors being so pretty, I find them very worth it.

in My Mailbox is an idea created by Kristi of The Story Siren and Alea of Pop Culture Junkie

Friday, February 18, 2011

Follow Friday {5}

Friday, February 18, 2011
Hey everyone! I'm so sorry I'm falling behind on here but I have just been feeling terrible. I went to the doctor and she said I have a severe Sinus Infection, so I've been laying around watching Bones all day the past couple of days. I am going to try to read some tonight, if my headache goes away. Thanks for being such amazing followers, and here is my Follow Friday post.

If you are a fan of Science Fiction what is your favorite book? If you haven't read Science Fiction before...any inkling to? Anything catch your eye?

I really enjoyed Host by Stephanie Meyer. Science fiction that tends to be romance is my thing. Honestly, anything that's romance is a really good read to me. I do remember a few science fiction books I read when I was younger and they were fascinating. The whole point of me reading is to be able to escape to a different life and a different world. So reading science fiction makes escaping my world even that more easier. What is your answer to this weeks Follow Friday. Feel free to leave a link in the comments and I'll check it out.

 Hosted by Parajunkee, just so you can get to know me a little more.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday {5}

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
So I have two books I want to share this week. I've been seeing them all over, and the more and more I see them, the more and more I realize that I cannot wait to read them. So here they are, and happy Wednesday everyone!

Epic Fail - Claire LaZebnik

"At Coral Tree Prep in Los Angeles, who your parents are can make or break you. Case in point: • As the son of Hollywood royalty, Derek Edwards is pretty much prince of the school—not that he deigns to acknowledge many of his loyal subjects. 

• As the daughter of the new principal, new-girl-on-campus Elise Benton isn’t exactly on everyone’s must-sit-next-to-at-lunch list. 

When Elise’s beautiful sister catches the eye of the prince’s best friend, Elise gets to spend a lot of time with Derek, making her the envy of every girl. Except she refuses to fall for any of his rare smiles and instead warms up to his enemy, the surprisingly charming social outcast Webster Grant. But in this hilarious tale of fitting in and flirting, not all snubs are undeserved, not all celebrity brats are bratty, and pride and prejudice can get in the way of true love for only so long."

Bumped - Megan McCafferty

"When a virus makes everyone over the age of eighteen infertile, would-be parents are forced to pay teen girls to conceive and give birth to their children, making teens the most prized members of society. Sixteen-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony were separated at birth and had never met until the day Harmony shows up on Melody’s doorstep. Until now, the twins have followed completely opposite paths. Melody has scored an enviable conception contract with a couple called the Jaydens. While they are searching for the perfect partner for Melody to bump with, she is fighting her attraction to her best friend Zen, who is way too short for the job. Harmony has spent her whole life in religious Goodside, preparing to be a wife and mother. She believes her calling is to bring Melody back to Goodside and convince her that “pregging” for profit is a sin. But Harmony has secrets of her own that she is running from. When Melody is finally matched with the world-famous, genetically flawless Jondoe, both girls’ lives are changed forever. A case of mistaken identity takes them on a journey neither could have ever imagined, one that makes Melody and Harmony realize they have so much more than just DNA in common."

What's your "waiting on" book of the week?

"Waiting On" Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Teaser Tuesday {1}

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
So I think I might be coming down with something. I'm not too sure, but I know I don't feel good. So I'm just making a little Teaser Tuesday post for everyone today. I hope you enjoy.
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at Should be Reading.  The rules are simple:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Nightshade - Andrea Cremer

Pg. 269
"I grabbed a water bottle from my locker, squirting him in the face. "Good comeback." He grinned, wiping his face. "But you shouldn't shoot the messenger.""

I really am loving this book so far, and it gets right to the point of the novel from the beginning. I can't wait to finish it and write a review!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

In My Mailbox {5}

Sunday, February 13, 2011
So here I am with In My Mailbox 5. This is pretty exciting to me, because it marks the fact that I have been blogging for over a month now. But, this week was a slow book week. I didn't have much time to go to the library or the store, so I stuck with buying things online or getting more netgalleys. Also, starting this week, I'm going to be linking the titles to Goodreads so if you want to add them to your TBR list you can. Here's what I got in my mailbox this week.

For Review

Rage - Jackie Kessler

I heard about this series through Kristi at The Story Siren, and it sounded amazing. I'm hoping you don't have to have read the first one to be able to read this one. But if it turns out that way, I would be more than happy to run out and buy the first one. Here's the Synopsis from Goodreads

"Missy didn’t mean to cut so deep. But after the party where she was humiliated in front of practically everyone in school, who could blame her for wanting some comfort? Sure, most people don’t find comfort in the touch of a razor blade, but Missy always was . . . different. That’s why she was chosen to become one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: War. Now Missy wields a new kind of blade—a big, brutal sword that can cut down anyone and anything in her path. But it’s with this weapon in her hand that Missy learns something that could help her triumph over her own pain: control."


Insatiable - Meg Cabot

Again, I love anything Meg Cabot. She was one of my first favorite authors. This book is actually number one on my TBR list on Goodreads, so I'm pretty excited to read it, well I guess I should say listen to it. So here's the synopsis from Goodreads.

"Sick of vampires? So is Meena Harper. But her boss is making her write about them anyway, even though Meena doesn’t believe in them. Not that Meena isn’t familiar with the supernatural. See, Meena Harper knows how you’re going to die (not that you’re going to believe her; no one ever does). But not even Meena’s precognition can prepare her for what happens when she meets—then makes the mistake of falling in love with—Lucien Antonescu, a modern-day prince with a bit of a dark side . . . a dark side a lot of people, like an ancient society of vampire-hunters, would prefer to see him dead for. The problem is, he already is dead. Maybe that’s why he’s the first guy Meena’s ever met that she could see herself having a future with. See, while Meena’s always been able to see everyone else’s future, she’s never been able look into her own. And while Lucien seems like everything Meena has ever dreamed of in a boyfriend, he might turn out to be more like a nightmare. Now might be a good time for Meena to start learning to predict her own future . . . If she even has one."


Lucky - Alice Sebold

I really enjoyed The Lovely Bones even though I still have yet to see the movie. I just didn't feel the need to ruin such a good book with the movie, because I heard that it was different, and I know what really happened. But I knew I wanted to read more of her novels, and I saw this one and couldn't pass it up. So here's the synopsis from Goodreads.

"In a memoir hailed for its searing candor and wit, Alice Sebold reveals how her life was utterly transformed when, as an eighteen-year-old college freshman, she was brutally raped and beaten in a park near campus. What propels this chronicle of her recovery is Sebold's indomitable spirit - as she struggles for understanding ("After telling the hard facts to anyone, from lover to friend, I have changed in their eyes"); as her dazed family and friends sometimes bungle their efforts to provide comfort and support; and as, ultimately, she triumphs, managing through grit and coincidence to help secure her attacker's arrest and conviction. In a narrative by turns disturbing, thrilling, and inspiring, Alice Sebold illuminates the experience of trauma victims even as she imparts wisdom profoundly hard-won: "You save yourself or you remain unsaved.""

What did you get in your mailbox this week?

In My Mailbox is an idea created by Kristi of The Story Siren and Alea of Pop Culture Junkie.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Follow Friday {4}

Friday, February 11, 2011

So it's time for a follow friday and maybe a small update or two. But first here's the question.

What is your favorite romance hero-type? Stereotype wise. Do you like the strong silent type or the brute macho man?

Honestly, I'm not too sure. I think I would have to lean towards the strong silent type. There's just something about that kind of boy in a book that kind of twists my stomach and gives it butterflies. Does anyone get that kind of feeling when they read or is it just me? I get butterflies whenever there's a big romance or when the main girl and her "hero" are fighting and you know that they'll end up kissing.

So starting tonight I'm going to be out of town, well more like out of state but same thing. My friend is competing in a horse show Tomorrow, and I am going to stay with her tonight. Then Sunday night I'm going with my family and some family friends out to dinner at a restaurant about 2 hours away for Valentine's day. So I will try my best to be on as much as I can to get some posts up, but if not, you know where I am and that I am still here so no one worries.

So what type of romance hero do you like?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday {4}

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Hey everyone! Sorry this post is later in the day than usual, I didn't get a chance to do it before I had to go to class. But anyway, I have three amazing looking books to share with you for this week's "Waiting on" Wednesday post, I couldn't pick just one, so here they are.

Bad Taste In Boys - Carrie Harris
Publication Date: July 12th 2011

The first thing that really caught my attention was the book cover. It looks absolutely gorgeous! Then the second this is that it's about zombies. I love anything that's paranormal, and it seems this is even better, and is a paranormal romance. Here's the synopsis from Goodreads.

'Someone's been a very bad zombie.  Kate Grable is horrified to find out that the football coach has given the team steroids. Worse yet, the steriods are having an unexpected effect, turning hot gridiron hunks into mindless flesh-eating zombies. No one is safe--not her cute crush Aaron, not her dorky brother, Jonah . . . not even Kate! She's got to find an antidote--before her entire high school ends up eating each other. So Kate, her best girlfriend, Rocky, and Aaron stage a frantic battle to save their town  . . . and stay hormonally human."

Hourglass - Myra McEntire
Publications Date: May 24th 2011

So here yet again is another stunning cover that grabbed my attention right away. Then the storyline sounds even more stunning, it's about a girl who sees ghosts and she's trying to figure out why and what it all means. Here's they synopsis from Goodreads.

"Since the age of fourteen, Emerson Cole has seen strange things – dead things – swooning Southern Belles, soldiers, and other eerie apparitions of the past. She’s tried everything to get rid of the visions: medication, counseling, asylums. Nothing’s worked. So when Emerson's well-meaning brother calls in yet another consultant from a mysterious organization called the Hourglass, Emerson’s willing to give it one last try. Michael Weaver is no ordinary consultant. He's barely older than she is; he listens like no one she's ever met before; and he doesn't make her feel the least bit crazy. As Emerson ventures deeper into the world of the Hourglass, she begins to learn the truth about her past, her future--and her very life. A seductive time-slip novel that merges the very best of the paranormal and science fiction genres, Myra McEntire’s Hourglass is a stunning debut from an author to watch."

Drink, Slay, Love. - Sarah Durst
Publication Date: September 13th 2011

So here's the third book for this week's Waiting on Wednesday post with yet another gorgeous cover. I saw it maybe a week ago on and I added it right to my TBR list on Goodreads, but now the more I look at it the more and more anxious I get for it to come out. The synopsis from Goodreads even leaves you hanging but it still sounds so good, so here it is.

"What happens when a vampire is stabbed through the heart by a were-unicorn? She suddenly develops a very inconvenient conscience. Oops."

So those are this week's "Waiting on" Wednesday books for me. What are you waiting on this week? Feel free to leave a comment linking to your post I'd love to see them!

"Waiting On" Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Review: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater
Publications Date: August 1st 2009
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 390
Overall: 5/5

the cold. Grace has spent years watching the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—watches back. He feels deeply familiar to her, but she doesn't know why. 
the heat. Sam has lived two lives. As a wolf, he keeps the silent company of the girl he loves. And then, for a short time each year, he is human, never daring to talk to Grace...until now. 
the shiver. For Grace and Sam, love has always been kept at a distance. But once it's spoken, it cannot be denied. Sam must fight to stay human—and Grace must fight to keep him—even if it means taking on the scars of the past, the fragility of the present, and the impossibility of the future.

So I'm just going to go ahead and say it, I really love this book. I can't believe my luck at finding another amazing book, but here it is. Maggie Stiefvater threw a whole new twist to werewolves, and gave us such an amazing love story. I'm still clinging to the final two lines of this novel, trying to use all the patience I have until I can get the second one.

Shiver is an amazing story about a young girl named Grace, who lives in Mercy Falls Minnesota. She's spent most of her life after a horrible attack by wolves, watching one wolf in particular, that seems to always be watching her back, Sam. Sam's gotten used to the life he leads, being a normal boy in the summer, and changing into a wolf when it's cold outside for the winter. When the two are finally thrown together, the love they have connecting them cannot be denied. Now Grace and Sam fight against the coming winter to hold onto their love.

The development of these two characters is done beautifully. They each have their own voice in this novel, switching between his view and hers. I honestly love the pull I get in my stomach when reading about two characters that are head over heels in love, and that pull started early in this book. The way the two characters glide seamlessly from one to the other is amazing. I love being able to see the way Sam thinks in wolf form, and to also know what he's doing while Grace is in school, but then I love to know how Grace feels being in such close proximity to the boy she loves, and her struggle with her relationship with her parents.

I'd also like to admit something else. I cried while reading this book. Not so much like a baby, but like Grace did, which she did a couple of times, all for very different reasons. Again I feel if I say anything else I will give away anything that happens so I'll just keep it to this, I was extremely happy with the way things went in the end of the book. I don't mean just the ending in particular, I mean about the last 75 pages. I really felt a push to get through them to know just what was going to happen to all of the characters, and not feel bogged down even though they were making me cry. I also don't believe I've ever read such a cliffhanger, don't get me wrong, I absolutely love it. If the whole book wasn't so fantastic  the final two lines would give any other novel a run for their money, but because the novel as a whole is so beautifully written, it's no wonder this book is such a huge hit, and will keep on being a favorite of so many readers.

For once I am actually excited to go to school tomorrow. Because, going to school means going into town, and going into town means time for a trip to the library, and a trip to the library means checking out Linger, the second book in the The Wolves Of Mercy Falls series.