Sunday, March 25, 2012

In My Mailbox 24

Sunday, March 25, 2012

So this In My Mailbox is going to be pretty huge because it's almost all of the books I've gotten within the past few months, or at least what I can remember is my new additions haha. So I'm going to just go ahead and get it started because this is going to be a REALLY long post.


Prom - Laurie Halse Anderson
The Au Pairs - Melissa De La Cruz
Envy - Gergg Olsen

Soul Screamers Volume One - Rachel Vincent
Across the Universe - Beth Revis

The Butterfly Clues - Kate Ellison
Jekel Loves Hyde - Beth Fantaskey
The Secret Year - Jennifer Hubbard

Riding the Universe - Gaby Triana
Illuminated - Erica Orloff
Derlirium - Lauren Oliver

Born Wicked - Jessica Spotswood
Switched - Amanda Hocking
Torn - Amanda Hocking

Posh and Prejudice - Grace Dent 
Epic Fail - Claire Lazebnik 
Girl Parts - John Cusick

Beautiful Disaster - Kylie Adams 
Upper Class - Hobson Brown, Taylor Materne, and CarolineSays 
Miss Educated - Hobson Brown, Taylor Materne, and CarolineSays 

Off Campus - Hobson Brown, Taylor Materne, and CarolineSays 
Crash Test -  Hobson Brown, Taylor Materne, and CarolineSays

For Review

Dark Frost - Jennifer Estep
The Summer My Life Began - Shannon Greenland
Torn - Ashley S. Morgan 

The City's Son - Tom Pollock
Torn - Stephanie Guerra

The White Oak - Kim White
Putting Boys on the Ledge - Stephanie Rowe
Ghost Crown - J. Gates and Charlene Keel

So there is my MAJOR hall of books. What did you get in your mailbox this week?
In My Mailbox is an idea created by the amazing Kristi of The Story Siren  

Friday, March 23, 2012

Cover Reveal: Taste by Kate Evangelista

Friday, March 23, 2012
So I am very pleased to be able to share with you all the cover for Taste by Kate Evangelista. I met Kate a few months ago when she interviewed me for a series she had done on bloggers. She's an amazing person and this book sounds like it's fantastic. So...drumroll is the cover for Taste, and the description.

At Barinkoff Academy, there's only one rule: no students on campus after curfew. Phoenix McKay soon finds out why when she is left behind at sunset. A group calling themselves night students threaten to taste her flesh until she is saved by a mysterious, alluring boy. With his pale skin, dark eyes, and mesmerizing voice, Demitri is both irresistible and impenetrable. He warns her to stay away from his dangerous world of flesh eaters. Unfortunately, the gorgeous and playful Luka has other plans.When Phoenix is caught between her physical and her emotional attraction, she becomes the keeper of a deadly secret that will rock the foundations of an ancient civilization living beneath Barinkoff Academy. Phoenix doesn’t realize until it is too late that the closer she gets to both Demitri and Luka the more she is plunging them all into a centuries old feud.

As a big fan of series like The House of Night and Vampire Academy series, I know that I am dying to get my hand on a copy of this book. A supernatural love story is always right up my alley, plus look at the cover. I have to say being the coverist that I am, this one looks pretty. Such a beautiful dress on a single girl, makes it look very appealing. I'd also like to thank Kate for giving me this opportunity to share such an exciting reveal with you all, and I hope you are as excited as I am to be able to read it. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Review: Bad Taste In Boys by Carrie Harris

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Bad Taste In Boys - Carrie Harris
Release Date: July 12th 2011
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 201
Overall: 5/5

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 steroids 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.

Hot Boys, Zombies, and a strong female lead. What more could you want from a book? I was in love with this book from the very beginning, I can't lie.  A stunning cover with an amazing story line, Bad Taste in Boys is way more than a zombie filled horror read. Of course like I've mentioned a million times before, the cover really is what first drew me to this book. I mean come on, look at it, doesn't it make you want to pick it up and read it? But what really hooked me was the story.

I remember being in high school and what it was like to have a crush on the high school jock, who doesn't? So the fact that Kate is just a normal teenage girl in the same kind of position that I have found myself in, made her extremely likable. The book hooks you in by getting to the point right away and I really liked how easy it was to be able to understand what was going on.

Bad Taste in boys is a fast paced quirky read about a zombie plague infecting a school, and one girl's fight to save her friends, family, and love. The witty remarks alone are something that should make you want to read this book. I found myself laughing while reading it and getting weird looks from my parents, but those I'm used to. So I would highly recommend picking up this book, and I know I'm adding Bad Hair Day to my list to read, I mean come on more Kate and werewolves, sounds perfect to me.