Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Review: Never Let You Fall by Michele Miller

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Never Let You Fall by Michele Miller
Release Date: May 1st 2013
Pages: 314
Overall: 5/5

Orphaned at 7, with no memory of her past or the family she lost, 17 year old Skye Martin is tired of being alone and afraid. After a hard night of partying, Skye wakes up alone in an unfamiliar hotel. All she can remember is the deep voice of her rescuer and his promise: “I am safe.”
Xander has been tasked with watching Skye from afar for the past two years, in order to keep her safe from the demons that hunt her. An easy job - until a pair of red glowing eyes reveal themselves to Skye, and Xander, in a moment of weakness, is forced to break his cover to protect her. Never good at trusting people, Skye is inexplicably drawn to Xander and the immediate bond she feels for him. However, Xander is filled with secrets and ties to her past that threaten to thrust Skye into a world she could never imagine existed…
As she begins to unravel the truth about who Xander is and the details surrounding her family, she discovers that she might just be the key to saving everything... And, most importantly, she finds that there has always been someone by her side who would never let her fall…

From the moment I picked up this book, I was hooked. There was something about it that just kept me from being able to put it down. I eventually had to tell myself that I needed to get some sleep and that Skye and Xander would be where I left them in the morning! Of course, the second I woke up, I went right back to reading it.

The only thing Skye can remember of life before her parents death, is what she sees in her nightmares, and even with that, she's not certain it's what happened. Xander's been watching Skye for years, keeping her out of the harm that is unknown to her. Yet when Skye leaves herself unprotected and unable to take care of herself one night after Xander notices a monster is after her, he realizes he has to do something, to protect her not only from the monsters, but from herself.

After that, everything seems so quick. Skye receives answers to questions she's had her entire life, but they just lead to even more confusion and even more questions. Not only does Skye have to come to terms with what happened in her past, but what she has to do, to not only save herself, but to save a everybody.

The relationship between Skye and Xander is the kind of relationship I love to read about, the kind that as I read I get the butterflies in my stomach, which I feel like gives such a connection to the two. Even though I know how their relationship is supposed to work out, from the beginning, I wanted more for them. There were even times that when Skye was upset, I shed a few tears myself, that is how amazing this read was.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Blood and Snow by RaShelle Workman

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Blood and Snow: The Complete Set by RaShelle Workman
Publication date:  2013 Genre: YA Paranormal

Every thousand years the Vampire Queen selects a new body, always the fairest in the land, and this time she's chosen Snow White.
Snow isn't an ordinary girl. She doesn't know that yet.
When Snow gets bitten by a Hunter, her life is thrown into a whirlwind of change where instead of worrying about what to eat, she has to fight not to drink the blood of fellow high school students. She becomes a revenant - not quite human, not quite vampire.
With the help of an eccentric old Professor, his seven adoptive sons, and her best friend, Snow learns to control her blood craving. Sort of.  She drinks a bloodlust tea, but she'd rather drink from her Hunter.
Or, a human.
She also discovers a whole other realm, one filled with fairies, dragons, and magic. And not only does the Vampire Queen want her, but there's a pendant called the Seal of Gabriel created for Snow by the Vampire Queen's twin sister. And Snow's supposed to use it to restore balance to all magical creatures. Including vampires. 

 About The Author

RaShelle Workman is the bestselling author of the Dead Roses series ("Sleeping Roses" is being translated into Turkish, and will be available in print wherever Turkish books are sold in 2014), the Immortal Essence series, and the Blood and Snow series. She's sold over two hundred thousand copies of her novels worldwide in the past year, including Japan, Canada, and Europe. You can find RaShelle all over the web, but the best place to start is on her blog:

Author Links
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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Hell's Hollow Book Blitz!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

When Seraphina was younger, she healed her best friend's injured hand. Terrified by the inexplicable cure, the girl shunned her. From that day on, Seraphina found herself without friends, a freak and an oddity. And so she obeyed her mother’s rule to refrain from using her innate ability, heeded her mother's warning that its use could land her in the local mental health facility alongside her aunt and grandmother.
But when sixteen-year-old Seraphina finds a mysterious, wounded boy hiding in the hollow in the woods behind her house, she can't hold out against the overpowering urge to help him. She is drawn to him each night, and as they come to know one another, their irresistible attraction blooms.
She longs to uncover his secrets — where he comes from and why he's hiding and how he came to be so wounded — and to share her own, though she knows it's forbidden. And while her healing touch seems to be helping him, it's hurting her. When the symptoms of psychosis — experienced by the women in her bloodline who used their powers — begin to plague Seraphina, she is faced with the unbearable choice of saving her sanity or the boy she’s come to love.

Interview with Summer Stone

What inspired you to write Hell's Hollow?

It was really the name of the town that inspired me. For years, my family and I have gone up to the Sierra Foothills and there's a big street sign in a rural area, much bigger than most street signs, that says Hell's Hollow. Every time we would pass that sign, I would think, Someday I'm going to write a book about a town called Hell's Hollow. I didn't know what it would be about until I started writing it. I started with the name of the town and then with the protagonist and just let them lead me into the story.

What is your writing process like?

I need quiet to really be able to get to the sweet spot where the writing flows. So I don't listen to music and I prefer not to be at a noisy café. My best writing comes when I let the character tell me the story. With Hell's Hollow I was surprised by many elements of the storyline, none of which would have happened if I'd really tried to guess at what would come next. So listening for the voice of the characters and the voice of the story are key for me.

What were your favorite elements of Hell's Hollow to write?

I really enjoyed writing the growing relationship between Seraphina and Zach. I loved the build up from strangers to friends to something more. And because she isn't sure if he's real or a figment of her potential loss of sanity, there's an element of mystery that was fun to play with.

Also, the crazy parts! I loved writing her psychotic grandmother and also the scenes where Seraphina's own sanity begins to waver. I actually did quite a bit of research on different types of psychosis and based much of her aunt and grandmother's behavior on videos I watched of schizophrenic patients.

Were there parts of the story you didn't enjoy writing?

I always struggle a bit with writing the parts when everything is going wrong. I'm impatient to get to the places where things are working out. So I really have to push myself to hold out and let things be bad for a while. It makes the payoff of the happy parts so much richer.

Did you do much research for Hell's Hollow?

I did! I actually really enjoyed my research for this book. First, I spent time in the area of the Sierra Nevada foothills where the story takes place and even went to Big Trees State Park to get a feel for the giant trees that live in the Hollow. I spent quite a bit of time online researching psychosis and schizophrenia. I also did a lot of research on the history of the area — both of the Native American tribes that lived there and on the Gold Rush history. Other areas of research included the serpent-handling religion of West Virginia, alternative forms of healing, mythology about Hell, diseases caused by wild animals, baking and a few others I won't mention so as not to give anything away.

In Hell's Hollow, Seraphina has the ability to heal. Her grandmother hears people's thoughts. And her aunt sees the future. If you could have any super power, what would it be?

Ooh. That is a tough question! I have secretly always wanted Seraphina's power. But there are others that would be super cool too. I'd say flying, but I'd probably get motion sickness :)

Why does Seraphina, who has always obeyed her mom's rule about not using her special ability, decide to start trying?

Partly, it's because the tugs from the Hollow have begun to keep her awake at night and bother her all day. And partly, it's because of Zach. She wants to help him. There's also one more piece, which is that she's sixteen and her mom's rule feels wrong to her, and she's getting brave enough to make up her own mind.

Trivia Facts About Hell's Hollow

Sera's favorite baked good is an ooey gooey sticky bun. 

Zach's favorite candy is a Mars bar.

Sera has 3 older brothers. They were inspired by the 3 brothers of my best friend from kindergarten. That friend never hesitated to tell people that her middle brother was her favorite. It's very clear that Sera's middle brother is her favorite too. And he's her favorite for the same reason — he's sweet to her.

The Tale of Hell's Hollow, which Sera tells Zach in the novel, was partly inspired by actual events that took place in that part of the state during the Gold Rush.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Kiss Off (Books 1 & 2) Cover Reveal!

Monday, April 1, 2013
I am super excited to share with you today, two totally cute new covers for the new serires Kiss Off by Sarah Billington. Check out below for the massive giveaway that Sarah is offering!

 The Kiss Off  (Book One)
When sixteen year old Poppy Douglas writes a song about her ex-boyfriend Cam and ex-friend Nikki, she has no idea that her heartbreak is about to go global.
A local band picks up her song from Youtube and soon she’s along for the ride with her own fanbase as they blow up on the local club scene and hit the international charts. Though it turns out leaving Cam behind isn’t as easy as she had hoped.
Tangled in a web of unfinished homework, ill-considered sexting and a new lead-singer boyfriend, Poppy has a choice to make between the ex that inspired it all and the rock God whose poster lines the inside of half the lockers at school. But as she struggles to keep her emotional dirty laundry private, she learns that the truth can be hard to find when your life is in the headlines.

Teen Youtube song writing sensation Poppy Douglas's lead singer boyfriend Ty's been criss-crossing the country and living it up on tour for months while Poppy has been stuck in the boring suburbs, finishing out the school year. But it's Summer now, and the best thing just happened: Poppy's royalties for writing the hit song The Kiss Off just came in. She's minted, and she knows just what she's going to blow it on. Ty's band Academy of Lies are headlining a summer music festival, and Poppy is taking her girlfriends along for the best weekend of their lives. It's all organized: the weekend is going to be full of camping under the stars, backstage passes, VIP rooms and partying like rock stars, not to mention some long awaited one-on-one time with America's favorite front man. Except, when someone drops out of the trip and Poppy takes the opportunity to mend a broken friendship, it doesn't quite go according to plan. And when she meets her boyfriend's BFF from another band, the paparazzi form their own totally wrong conclusions.  There's also the matter of Ty's 'super fan' stalker, but the less said about her the better.
The biggest test of all comes in the form of an opportunity too good to pass up. But will insecurities and jealousy stand in Poppy's way?  Can Poppy and Ty's relationship even survive it?  Life is about to get much more complicated for Poppy Douglas, but what can you expect when your boyfriend is a rock star?
About The Author
Sarah Billington is an Australian writer and editor who likes to write stories with love, laughs, suspense and zombies. Sometimes all in the same story.
She writes predominantly light Young Adult fiction under her name, Sarah Billington, but if you're interested in something a bit darker and scarier she's got some of that for you too.
Sarah loves a variety of random things, which include Swing Dancing, Ice Hockey, fly ball and is a bit obsessive about paranormal investigation shows and channel E!. She has also become known as "the zombie girl" because of her fascination with all things zombie. She doesn't quite know how that happened, but she's going with it.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday {18}

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Well, this week is supposed to be my Spring Break, but on Monday we got 10 inches of snow. On the bright side, it's giving me plenty of time to catch up on reading and spending time checking out new books. So here are a few that I have seen that look super interesting for me. Have a waiting post? Leave a comment linking it and I'll check it out.

Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn
On a cool autumn night, Annaliese Rose Gordon stumbled out of the woods and into a high school party. She was screaming. Drenched in blood. Then she vanished. A year later, Annaliese is found wandering down a road hundreds of miles away. She doesn't know who she is. She doesn't know how she got there. She only knows one thing: She is not the real Annaliese Rose Gordon. Now Annaliese is haunted by strange visions and broken memories. Memories of a reckless, desperate wish . . . a bloody razor . . . and the faces of other girls who disappeared. Piece by piece, Annaliese's fractured memories come together to reveal a violent, endless cycle that she will never escape—unless she can unlock the twisted secrets of her past.

Sixteen-year-old Annabelle Jacobs never asked to be famous, but as the daughter of Janie Jacobs, one of the biggest TV stars in the world, she is. Growing up is hard enough. Having to do it in public because your mother is a famous actress? Even harder. When your mom crashes and burns after her DUI mug shot is splashed across the internet? Definitely not fun. Then your mom falls for a guy so much younger than she that it would be more appropriate for you to be dating him? That’s just a train wreck waiting to happen.

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Picture Perfect Release Day Launch!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Fashion design major Cat Mitchell has a closet full of gorgeous clothes - and not a single thing fits. After two years of runway modeling for easy cash, an accident shattered her lower leg bone and her self-esteem in just one swift fall. Ten months of no exercise, prescription steroids, comfort eating and yoga pants meant returning to campus as a size twelve instead of her former size two. When her gorgeous long-time friend with benefits sees her for the first time after her accident and snubs her in front of all her friends, Cat’s self-image hits rock bottom. Her sorority sisters all insist that she looks gorgeous, but all Cat sees is the roll of her stomach when she sits down, or the dimpling at the back of her thighs that wasn't there last year. Cat’s therapist prescribes something radical to stop the downward spiral - nude modeling for a nearby college's human form drawing classes. When Cat faces her fears and bares it all for the class, she realizes that she's posing naked in front the most gorgeous, buffest guy she's ever seen in her life. He asks her out after the class, and after one steamy night together, Cat's absolutely smitten.Nate’s pretty close to perfect – he takes Cat rock climbing when he discovers that it makes her feel strong and becomes a great chef after he learns that the perfect pesto sauce makes her swoon. Cat starts to feel like her old self again - confident and beautiful - as long as Nate's around. Even when he discourages her from entering the Real Woman Project, a design competition for plus-sized apparel, she reasons that he's just trying to prevent old body image wounds from splitting wide open again. But when Cat goes home with Nate for Thanksgiving, she discovers something shocking from his recent past that proves that he hasn’t always been so encouraging of women of all shapes and sizes. Cat has no idea what to think, but she does know one thing - this might destroy their relationship before it's even had a chance to get off the ground.Before Cat can figure out whether the real Nate is the sensitive, adoring guy she fell in love with, or an undercover asshole, she'll have to finally feel comfortable in her own skin - even if it means leaving him forever.

About the Author: 
Alessandra Thomas is a New Adult writer who swears she was in her twenties yesterday. Since she's not, she spends her time looking back on her college years fondly, and writing sexy stories about guys and girls falling in love and really living life for the first time. When she's not writing, you can find her with a spoonful of ice cream in one hand and the newest New Adult release in the other.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Precious Things by Stephanie Parent Cover Reveal!!!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Precious Things
Release Date: May 2013
Cover Deisgned by: Allie Brennan of B Design 
Cover reveal organized by: YA Bound

Summary from Goodreads:
Isabelle Andrews isn’t supposed to be here. She isn’t supposed to be a freshman at Hartford Community College, she isn't supposed to be living at home and working at her dad’s failing bakery, and she definitely isn’t supposed to be taking Intro to Electronic Music Production, a class that will get her nowhere toward her goal of an English Ph.D. by age twenty-five. But when her dad’s latest business fiasco eats up her college fund, Hartford Community College is exactly where Isabelle finds herself—and thanks to her late enrollment, she doesn’t even get to choose her classes. Stuck with Electronic Music and way-too-easy English courses, Isabelle is determined to wallow in all the misery she feels entitled to.

But community college brings some unexpected benefits…like the fact that a certain overworked, over-scheduled Electronic Music professor hands over most of his duties to his teaching assistant. His tall, green-eyed, absolutely gorgeous teaching assistant. When TA Evan Strauss discovers Isabelle’s apathy toward electronic music—and, well, all music—he makes it his mission to convert her. The music Evan composes stirs something inside Isabelle, but she can’t get involved—after all, she’ll be transferring out as soon as possible. 

Still, no matter how tightly Isabelle holds on to her misery, she finds it slipping away in the wake of all Hartford Community offers: new friendships, a surprisingly cool poetry professor, and most of all, Evan. But Evan’s dream of owning his own music studio is as impractical as Isabelle’s dad’s bakery, and when Evan makes a terrible decision, everything Isabelle has gained threatens to unravel. Soon Isabelle discovers that some of the most important lessons take place outside the classroom…and that in life, as in Evan’s favorite Depeche Mode song, the most precious things can be the hardest to hold on to.

About the Author

Stephanie Parent is a graduate of the Master of Professional Writing program at USC and attended the Baltimore School for the Arts as a piano major. She moved to Los Angeles because of Francesca Lia Block's WEETZIE BAT books, which might give you some idea of how much books mean to her. She also loves dogs, books about dogs, and sugary coffee drinks both hot and cold.
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Griffin Cryer by Julia Hughes

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The Griffin Cryer web use

Title: Griffin Cryer Author: Julia Hughes 
Book Description: Frankie Shaunessy’s friends are out of this world! It’s an easy mistake to make – instead of whistling and calling for her dog, fifteen year old Frankie accidentally summons a griffin and his rider from another world. The Rider is tall, blond and extremely rude. On the other hand, Balkind is the sweetest, most lovable griffin Frankie’s ever met, and Frankie is determined to help the Rider and his griffin find a way back to their own world. Dealing with parallel universes, disgruntled warriors, and hungry griffins is the easier part of Frankie’s life. At school, Frankie learns friends can become enemies, teachers aren’t always right, and the boy of your dreams can be all too human. Told in approximately 53,000 words, suitable for young adults, and all those who’ve ever dreamed of riding a griffin. 

Last night, while calling her dog, Frankie accidentally summonsed a griffin and its rider from another dimension. Dog and griffin flee from each other. This is Frankie's second encounter with the Rider, he has retrieved her missing dog, and wants something in return …. A man sat outlined against the brow of Six Acre Meadow, a large black dog by his side. Frankie stumbled towards them, clutching at the stitch in her side. By the time she reached the top of the hill and stood over him, all the furious insults she'd rehearsed on the nightmare jog here were useless. Instead she glared down at him, struggling to catch her breath. Bally's tail thumped, but he made no attempt to cease worrying at the mammoth bone he held down with one paw. Finally Frankie managed: 'That's my dog.' Calmly unscrewing the lid from a bottle of water, the stranger took a couple of swigs, then offered it to Frankie. After a moment's hesitation, she swiped the bottle from him, tipped her head back, and chugged down. 'Where's my griffin?' the man asked. Frankie clutched the now empty bottle, longing to chuck it at his head and snatch up Bally and run. But somehow she doubted his temper had improved any since last night. 'Please – I don't know your name – but please – let me have my dog back. Please – it'll break my mum's heart.' 'Get me back my griffin and you can have your dog.' 'I'll call the police.' He shrugged, looking completely unconcerned. 'Call for my griffin, and you can have your dog back.' Frankie gave a sigh of surrender, and tossed the empty bottle neatly into his opened rucksack. 'If I call your …griffin – and it doesn't come, will that satisfy you?' He nodded. 'If you call with all your heart, and Balkind doesn't answer, you may have your dog back.' Call with all your heart. Frankie knew without asking what this meant. Inflating her lungs, and placing her hands either side of her mouth, she summoned up a cry from the heart. 'Balkind!' The sound flooded the meadow. Frankie sucked in air and called again. 'Baalll-kind.' She could feel two pairs of eyes on her, watching intently, Bally's ears were pricked. Before calling for the third time, Frankie took a couple of steps away from her audience, and focussed on projecting her cry across the village, across the lakes, across the country if needs be. 'Baaaalllll-kiiiiinnnnnd!' Frankie glanced behind her. The blond head nodded approval. 'That'll do.' Of course it would: Any griffin within a hundred miles would have heard that.

About The Author
The London born author of the Celtic Cousins' Adventures: A Raucous Time; A Ripple in Time; and An Explosive Time. The Bridle Path, and her latest title is a young adult/crossover action adventure: The Griffin Cryer. "I'm an eldest child and walking my younger brother and sister to school and back, I'd tell them stories - a captive audience! On leaving college, I worked at the BBC, helping write stories for their "Schools' Programmes". That was back in the day, before satellite telly made it over to the UK and 'Auntie Beeb' ruled the air waves! I gave it all up for the good life, and moved down to Cornwall, one of the most beautiful counties in England, and often known as 'God's own country.' I think the greatest compliment I received was 'Julia's more Cornish than the Cornish.' I picked daffodils in winter and made pasties for the holidaymakers in the summer. But all good things come to an end: I upped sticks to be closer to my family, and landed in a little village just outside London, and have been here ever since, scribbling away at my stories. " I don't specifically write in any one genre, an idea will flitter into my mind, and the story develops. My first three titles, "A Raucous Time", "A Ripple in Time" and "An Explosive Time" are action adventures, while "The Bridle Path" is romance. I think I'd overdosed on the testosterone flying around in the previous three books and wanted something a little more feminine and romantic. My latest title "The Griffin Cryer" is an adventure/fantasy. What makes this genre special is the opportunity to really allow imagination to take flight, and even create whole new worlds for readers to explore.
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Friday, March 8, 2013

Follow Friday {20}

Friday, March 8, 2013
Hello all! Welcome back to my blog for yet another FF. This week I'm gonna just cut to it, check out the question below.

What is a book you didn’t like that all your friends raved about or what book did you love that wasn’t popular?

I can't really think of any book that I liked that wasn't popular. But I can think of one book that I was meh about but everyone else raved about, and now it has a movie coming out. That would be The Host. It took me forever to even try and get into the story, let alone enjoy or finish it. Now it has a movie coming out and I'm semi cautious about wanting to go see it. It looks like they may have done a good job, but then again if they stuck to the book the first hour may be nothing but boring.

Wanna find where I got this idea. Go check her out!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday {17}

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Wednesday is here and we are halfway through our week. In the coming few weeks I have got some amazing things planned. I'm working on setting up a lot of blog visits and tours so I can keep you all in the loop on what's new. Here is this weeks Wednesday post, don't forget to feel free to leave a link to yours below. I only have one book this week, but it sounds amazing, check it out!

Linked by Imogen Howson June 11th

Elissa used to have it all: looks, popularity, and a bright future. But for the last three years, she’s been struggling with terrifying visions, phantom pains, and mysterious bruises that appear out of nowhere. 
Finally, she’s promised a cure: minor surgery to burn out the overactive area of her brain. But on the eve of the procedure, she discovers the shocking truth behind her hallucinations: she’s been seeing the world through another girl’s eyes. 
Elissa follows her visions, and finds a battered, broken girl on the run. A girl—Lin—who looks exactly like Elissa, down to the matching bruises. The twin sister she never knew existed. 
Now, Elissa and Lin are on the run from a government who will stop at nothing to reclaim Lin and protect the dangerous secrets she could expose—secrets that would shake the very foundation of their world. 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Follow FIrday {19}

Friday, March 1, 2013
Hey everyone and welcome, sorry things are so slow going right now, I'm just making sure I can get you some posts while I study for a super huge exam this week. But we've made it to Friday! That is always the best part of my week, and of course we all know what Fridays mean. Follow Friday! Don't be afraid to go ahead and post a link to your FF post so I can check it out.

Confess your blogger sins! Is there anything as a newbie blogger that you’ve done, that as you gained more experience you were like — oops?

I remember when I first started blogging, the way that I was posting my reviews was horrendous. I would write a one paragraph review and lump it with two or three books. I thought that was a good way to do things to start off, but then realized how wrong I was. I figured that separating reviews was my first step to being better, and then also not posting on the same day. The few people that I had following me at the time wouldn't be so overwhelmed by the massive posts I was making.   

Wanna find where I got this idea. Go check her out!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday {16}

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Short and sweet this week, found a few books that sound amazing, let me show them to you! If you did a Waiting on Wednesday post leave a comment and share with me!

The Sweet Dead Life by Joy Preble May 13th

“I found out two things today. One, I think I’m dying. And two, my brother is a perv.”
So begins the diary of 14-year-old Jenna Samuels, who is having a very bad eighth-grade year. Her single mother spends all day in bed. Dad vanished when she was eight. Her 16-year-old brother, Casey, tries to hold together what’s left of the family by working two after-school jobs— difficult, as he’s stoned all the time. To make matters worse, Jenna is sick. When she collapses one day, Casey tries to race her to the hospital in their beat-up Prius and crashes instead.
Jenna wakes up in the ER to find Casey beside her. Beatified. Literally. The flab and zits? Gone. Before long, Jenna figures out that Casey didn’t survive the accident at all. He’s an “A-word.” (She can’t bring herself to utter the truth.) Soon they discover that Jenna isn’t just dying: she’s being poisoned. And Casey has been sent back to help solve the mystery that not only holds the key to her survival, but also to their mother’s mysterious depression and father’s disappearance

Panic by Sharon M. Draper March 12th

Diamond knows not to get into a car with a stranger.
But what if the stranger is well-dressed and handsome? On his way to meet his wife and daughter? And casting a movie that very night—a movie in need of a star dancer? What then?
Then Diamond might make the wrong decision.
It’s a nightmare come true: Diamond Landers has been kidnapped. She was at the mall with a friend, alone for only a few brief minutes—and now she’s being held captive, forced to endure horrors beyond what she ever could have dreamed, while her family and friends experience their own torments and wait desperately for any bit of news.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Follow Friday {19}

Friday, February 22, 2013
Hey everyone, so I'm going to update the picture for Follow Friday, which is now called Feature & Follow. I'll update the name next week not to confuse people, since I haven't been up to date with it. So here is this weeks question. If you answered it feel free to post a link to your blog so I can check it out!

What books have you given other people lately?

The last books I gave to anyone to borrow was one of my best friends. She wanted to read something more recent and something good, so I let her borrow The Iron King by Julie Kagawa and also I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore. Both of these books/ series are ones that I am absolutely in love with, so naturally I wanted her to read them as well so I would have someone else to talk to about books, which I don't really have, hence me having my blog. But anywho she gave them back but we haven't had a chance to talk about them yet.

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

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday {15}

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
This is always such a hard decision because I feel like I shouldn't post a TON of books for Waiting on Wednesday but there are always so many that I want to read! So I hope the books I chose you like as well, if you have a wow post feel free to link in the comments and I'll check it out. 

When Miki Jones is pulled from her life, pulled through time and space into some kind of game—her carefully controlled life spirals into chaos. In the game, she and a team of other teens are sent on missions to eliminate the Drau, terrifying and beautiful alien creatures. There are no practice runs, no training, and no way out. Miki has only the guidance of secretive but maddeningly attractive team leader Jackson Tate, who says the game isn’t really a game, that what Miki and her new teammates do now determines their survival, and the survival of every other person on this planet. She laughs. He doesn’t. And then the game takes a deadly and terrifying turn.

Golden boy Ezra Faulkner believes everyone has a tragedy waiting for them—a single encounter after which everything that really matters will happen. His particular tragedy waited until he was primed to lose it all: in one spectacular night, a reckless driver shatters Ezra’s knee, his athletic career, and his social life.No longer a front-runner for Homecoming King, Ezra finds himself at the table of misfits, where he encounters new girl Cassidy Thorpe. Cassidy is unlike anyone Ezra’s ever met, achingly effortless, fiercely intelligent, and determined to bring Ezra along on her endless adventures. But as Ezra dives into his new studies, new friendships, and new love, he learns that some people, like books, are easy to misread. And now he must consider: if one’s singular tragedy has already hit and everything after it has mattered quite a bit, what happens when more misfortune strikes? 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

In My Mailbox {27} & Sunday News

Sunday, February 17, 2013
Ok so it is Sunday, and that is of course In My Mailbox day, but I have some news. I haven't been getting a lot of books recently, so I will only be doing a In My Mailbox once a month. I decided that day would be the third Sunday of every month. If my book buying situation changes, then I will up the amount, but for now it's going to be this way. I also will have a new feature up next Sunday to replace IMM, so don't worry there will still be Sunday posts. But for today I have taken a picture (because I wanted to do a video but am too lazy) But here is what I have gotten in the past two months, thanks to sales and Christmas gift cards. Links will be below. Some books are not YA, but there were only three dollars! I couldn't resist. 

Siren by Tricia Rayburn
Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
Beautiful Creatures by Cami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig
Fury by Elizabeth Miles
Chime by Franny Billingsley
Fated by Alyson Noel
Tall Cool One by Zoey Dean
Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
The Scarpetta Factor by Patricia Cornwell
Scarpetta by Patricia Cornwell

Friday, February 15, 2013

Follow Friday {18}

Friday, February 15, 2013
Alright guys, so it is Friday, and we all know what that means. FOLLOW FRIDAY. So this is exciting because I get to start doing these posts again, and they always make me think. I actually decided to go back, and choose one that I missed that I really wanted to answer, but next week I'll go back to answering them as posted. So here is this week's question, comment with your post if you want to share your answer.

Q: If you could pick one character in a book, movie, or television show to swap places with, who would it be?

This is a really tough one to answer, because I have read so many books and watched so many shows and movies that I would love to be in. Once I thought about it though, the one place that I would love to be would have to be Storybrooke. Out of all of the characters in Once Upon a Time, I would have to say I would love to be Red. She is such a strong character, and she discovers so much about herself in the first season alone. This current season I've grown to love her even more and she helps so much with everything. So there you guys go, I would be Red living in Storybrooke helping the best I can.

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

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday {14}

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Here we are, day two of the massive return week, like promised. I decided that there were going to be some old things that I was going to bring back, as well as incorporating the new things. So today we're going to go back to one of my favorite posts to make, Waiting on Wednesday. So this one isn't going to be so great because I'm slightly out of the loop with current and new books, but here are a few that I am excited for. 

Allie's world is falling apart...She hates her school. Her brother has run away. And she's just been arrested. Again. Now her parents are sending her away to a boarding school where she doesn't know a soul. But instead of hating her new school, Allie finds she's happy there. She's making friends. And then there's Sylvain, a suave French student who openly flirts with her. And Carter, the brooding loner who seems to have her back. Soon, though, Allie discovers Cimmeria Academy is no ordinary school. Nothing there is as it seems. And her new friends are hiding dangerous secrets.
Abby Barnes had a plan. Get into a great college, major in journalism, and land her dream job at a major newspaper. But on the eve of her 18th birthday, she's stuck on a Hollywood movie set instead, wishing she could rewind her life. But the next morning, she’s in a dorm room at Yale, with no memory of how she got there. A collision of parallel worlds has left Abby living a new reality every time her younger parallel self makes a new decision. Forced to live out the consequences of a path she didn't choose, Abby must let go on her plans for the future and learn to focus on the present, without losing sight of who she is, the boy who might just be her soul mate, and the destiny that’s finally in reach.

At first, I merely saw his face, his hands on the window ledge. Then, his whole body as he swung himself through the window. Only I could not see what he swung on. Until, one day, I told my dream self to look down. And it was then that I saw. He had climbed on a rope. I knew without asking that the rope had been one of my own tying. Rachel is trapped in a tower, held hostage by a woman she’s always called Mama. Her golden hair is growing rapidly, and to pass the time, she watches the snow fall and sings songs from her childhood, hoping someone, anyone, will hear her. Wyatt needs time to reflect or, better yet, forget about what happened to his best friend, Tyler. That’s why he’s been shipped off to the Adirondacks in the dead of winter to live with the oldest lady in town. Either that, or no one he knows ever wants to see him again. Dani disappeared seventeen years ago without a trace, but she left behind a journal that’s never been read, not even by her overbearing mother…until now.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Calling All Bloggers, Massive week return

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Hey everyone. So I've been thinking lately, it's kind of hard not having a job and being able to afford such a habit (reading of course!) Since this got me thinking, I realized, all of you probably deal with it too! So, how do you guys do it? I was thinking there has to be some where that has new books and aren't almost twenty dollars a book. Don't get me wrong, I'm not looking for a way to get books for free, I want to know what sites out there sell books and sell them at good deals. I want to be able to, once this week is over, continue to keep getting books to review that are with the current times, not things that have been reviewed over and over months ago. So if there's a site you guys use, like bookdepository, or something similar, share your secrets!

This brings me to my second thing in this post. I know I said about a month ago that I would be making my full return to blogging, but then the unthinkable happened, my laptop decided that it wasn't going to charge anymore when plugged in. It felt like everything was against me trying to get my blog back up and running. But I have decided to take a stand against that, and have borrowed one for the time being. When my tax return comes back, I will be buying a super cheap laptop that I can use for the basics. So we're going to try this one more time. I thought the best way to do this, and to prove that I'm still here, is for a massive week return event. Every day this week expect some sort of post from me. I have so many ideas and I can't wait to share with you all. You'll have to come back to see them all though.  I'll be back tomorrow with a post! Can't wait to post for you all again. 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Review: Supernatural Freak by Louisa Klein

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Supernatural Freak - Louisa Klein
Release Date - August 9th 2012
Age Group - Young Adult
Overall - 4.5/5

When paranormal expert Robyn Wise is offered an outrageous sum of money to cure a boy who is turning into a dead tree, she's very sceptical. A politician ready to pay that much to make his son stop growing branches instead of hair? Come on! She's more likely to be abducted by aliens. This is a trap. Or much worse. And, of course, it's much worse.The child is turning into a dark portal, created by a powerful entity determined to absorb Fairyland's power. This means that not only queen Titania and her court are in danger, but the very balance of the magic fluxes.
Robyn'd rather stick a pencil in her own eye but. to learn how to destroy the portal, she has to sneak into the Wizardry Council, a place full of wizards who are hiding something—though it’s certainly not their dislike of her.There, she discovers a terrible secret that could help to overthrow Fairyland's enemies for good, but puts her in the midst of an ancient and deadly war, and not as a bystander, but as the main target.

If you love books with tons of supernatural creatures, this is the book for you. I was instantly pulled in within the first few pages of this book with action. Robyn has ties to all kinds of supernatural beings, so I can see how they decided on the title Supernatural Freak. Werewolves, Ghosts, Genies, Faries, and that's just within the first few chapters!

Supernatural Freak is so well written that it keeps you hanging on every second. I found myself wanting to know what was going to happen next because there was so much suspense in the plot that I needed to keep reading. Robyn gets herself into to all kinds of sticky situations and seeing how she gets herself out of them is quite entertaining. Thanks to the help of her friends, I'm sure Robyn would be able to work through anything.

Supernatural Freak definitely gets my recommendation to any reader looking for a good supernatural book to read. A supernatural packed book that keeps you hooked from page one, if you haven't already checked this book out, it is available on amazon and I say give it a read.