Saturday, April 30, 2011

Month in Review: April 2011

With April came the wonder that is Spring Break. Ten whole days of no school meant a lot of reading got done. I reviewed eleven books this month, but only three of those were debuts. However, I read seventeen books this month, and four of those were also debuts.

Below are the book I read in April:

  1. The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell 
  2. The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross (debut)
  3. Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini (debut)
  4. Where She Went by Gayle Forman 
  5. Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott
  6. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins 
  7. (reread) Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken 
  8. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson 
  9. Stay by Deb Caletti 
  10. We'll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han
  11. (reread) Moonlight by Rachel Hawthorne 
  12. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler 
  13. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare 
  14. Playing Hurt by Holly Schindler 
  15. Girl Wonder by Alexa Martin (debut)
  16. Blood Red Road by Moira Young (debut)
  17. The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder 
I had an amazing April and I hope everyone else did as well. Hope everyone has a happy May!

Playing Hurt by Holly Schindler

Title: Playing Hurt
Author: Holly Schindler
Published: March 8, 2011 by Flux
Pages: 312/Paperback
Source: bought

Summary: Star basketball player Chelsea "Nitro" Keyes had the promise of a full ride to college—and everyone's admiration back home. Then she took a horrible fall during senior year. Now a metal plate holds her together and she feels like a stranger in her own family.

That summer, Chelsea's dad hires Clint, a nineteen-year-old ex-hockey player and "boot camp" trainer, to work with her at a northern Minnesota lake resort. As they grow close, Chelsea finds that Clint's haunted by his own tragedy. Will their romance end up hurting them all over again—or finally heal their heartbreak?

Review: Wow. Prior to reading Playing Hurt I had heard amazing things about Holly's first novel A Blue So Dark but hadn't read it. At the moment I'm not quite sure why such a travesty like that has taken place. My goal right now is to get my hands on a copy of it, because after reading Playing Hurt I realized that Holly Schindler is one heck of an author.

I loved everything about Playing Hurt. The story, the characters, everything. I always love it when guys narrate books, so I was super happy to see that every chapter went back and forth. One chapter was narrated by Chelsea and the next was narrated by Clint. The narrating (or possibly just the awesomeness of the writing and story) gave me that connection with the characters that I'm always looking for. 

The fact that there was a strong family aspect was also nice. I loved watching Chelsea with her family and finding out what broke them apart and put them back together. Brandon was especially entertaining.

I loved loved loved the ending. It was perfect. It was ambiguous enough that you can imagine where it'll go, but at the same time it has enough direction that you can tell where it's going. 

I honestly don't have anything bad to say about Playing Hurt. I realize I didn't go into a lot of detail with my review, but this is really one of those books that's hard to describe it's awesomeness. I guess you just have to trust when I say it's amazing, because it really is. 

More Books by Holly Schindler
A Blue So Dark

Friday, April 29, 2011

Blog Tour: Girl Wonder by Alexa Martin

Title: Girl Wonder
Author: Alexa Martin
Published: May 3, 2011 by Hyperion
Pages: 304/Hardcover
Challenge: 2011 Debut Author Challenge
Source: e-ARC via NetGalley and Publisher

Summary: As if transferring senior year weren't hard enough, Charlotte Locke has been bumped to lower level classes at her new school. With no friends, a terrible math SAT score, and looming college application deadlines, the future is starting to seem like an oncoming train for which she has no ticket.

Then Amanda enters her orbit like a hot-pink meteor, offering Charlotte a ticket to something else: popularity. Amanda is fearless, beautiful, brilliant, and rich. As her new side kick, Charlotte is brought into the elite clique of the debate team—and closer to Neal, Amanda's equally brilliant friend and the most perfect boy Charlotte has ever seen.

But just when senior year is looking up, Charlotte’s life starts to crumble. The more things heat up between Charlotte and Neal, the more Neal wants to hide their relationship. Is he ashamed? Meanwhile, Amanda is starting to act strangely competitive, and she's keeping a secret Charlotte doesn't want to know.

Talented newcomer Alexa Martin delivers a poignant story of first love, jealousy and friendship, where the ups and downs of senior year have never been so complicated. What else can Charlotte do but throw her hands up and ride?

Review: I was very surprised by this book. A lot of books deal with "finding yourself" and peer pressure and fitting in with people for all the wrong reasons, but Alexa Martin has created something that feels real.

It took me a while to get into Girl Wonder because some of the plot points didn't really pan out. The fact that Charlotte had a learning disability didn't really go anywhere, nor did the fact that she wasn't in GATE. But then again, these were things that helped transition the story into its main plot.

The characters both fascinate and confuse me. I still don't know why Neal wanted to keep his and Charlotte's relationship a secret. Was he really just cheating on her the whole time? A lot of times in YA books there's the theme that popular people only like those "beneath them" for something they have. At first I thought this was the case in Girl Wonder, but I came to realize that it seemed like Neal and Amanda really did like Charlotte, and I was almost sad at the end with what became of there characters. They may have annoyed Charlotte but I thought Milton and James Henry were hilarious and I wish there had been more of them in the book.

I noticed that there was a strong subplot that had to do with Charlotte's family (specifically her parents) and I wish there had been more of her family in the book. I think it wold have been a good balance to her crazy school life, even though her family life was pretty crazy, too.

There were two things that I noticed that really endeared me to this book. One was the characters' progression. I could really see Charlotte growing and learn that she needed to start doing what was right for her and not take the crap she had been taking from some people. The second was how certain parts seemed so realistic, specifically her getting over someone. She had her time to be sad and mopey but she didn't stay in mopey land forever. She got over it and moved on, and for some reason hat made me very happy.

In short, Girl Wonder is an honest look at what peer pressure can lead to and how important it is to know who you're dealing with. It's got its humorous side and its serious side, but they come together nicely to tell Charlotte's story in quite a nice way. 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Stay by Deb Caletti

Title: Stay
Author: Deb Caletti
Published: April 5, 2011 by Simon Pulse
Pages: 320/Hardcover

Source: My Personal Library

Summary: Clara’s relationship with Christian is intense from the start, and like nothing she’s ever experienced before. But what starts as devotion quickly becomes obsession, and it’s almost too late before Clara realizes how far gone Christian is—and what he’s willing to do to make her stay.

Now Clara has left the city—and Christian—behind. No one back home has any idea where she is, but she still struggles to shake off her fear. She knows Christian won’t let her go that easily, and that no matter how far she runs, it may not be far enough....

Review: Before reading Stay I had only read one other book by Deb Caletti and, to be honest, I didn't really like it. That being said, I was wary of this book even though I had been hearing great thing about it. But I shouldn't have been worried at all, because all those good things I heard about Stay? All true.

I have a thing about flashbacks. If they're done right I love them, but they can be easily messed up for me. This book would go back and forth with flashbacks. Every other chapter would switch from the present and go back to when Clara was with Christian. The flashbacks themselves were wonderfully written, but the only time I really felt like Christian was obsessive or following Clara was in the flashbacks. I didn't get that same feeling when she was in the present.

I thought it was strange that Clara got into another relationship right after Christian, but when I thought about it it didn't seem so weird. She didn't automatically trust Finn 100% and she didn't try and act like someone else like with Christian. It could also be like people in traumatizing car accidents. They tell them to get back in a car ASAP so they're not scared of cars for the rest of their lives. Maybe Clara needed to be in another relationship so she wasn't afraid of relationships forever.

And while we're on the subject of Clara and her relationships, let's talk about characters. Finn was one of those characters that you care about and really like in the story, but you don't really get a sense of who he is. There's nothing that really sets him apart from other characters. I felt that connection and understanding with Christian, but only in the flashbacks because there wasn't really a sense of him in the present. Clara, oh Clara. Clara's one of those characters that you can connect with. She's running from her past while also trying to figure it out all without help from others. She tries to keep her secrets to herself, but she realizes that it's okay to let other people in and help her.

It seemed strange to have  subplot about Clara's mother because so much was already going on, and the mom-subplot didn't really seem to mesh with the Christian-plot. It's like they're two spheres that touched but didn't go together.

I was pretty wary of this book to begin with, but after hearing the good things about it I realized it had potential for me, and boy was I right. Stay may not be the most positive book in the world, but it's definitely a source of great writing and characters.

More Books by Deb Caletti
The Nature of Jade
Honey, Baby, Sweetheart
Wild Roses
The Fortunes of Indigo Skye 
The Secret Life of Prince Charming
The Six Rules of Maybe
The Queen of Everything

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (33)

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Summary from goodreads! 

Deadly Little Voices by Laura Faria Stolarz
December 6, 2011

High school junior Camelia thought her powers of psychometry only gave her the ability to sense the future through touch. But now she’s started to hear voices. Mean voices. Berating her, telling her how ugly she is, and that she’d be better off dead. It’s a troubling development that has Camelia terrified for her mental stability, especially since her deranged aunt with a suicidal history just moved into the family house. More torturing, ex-boyfriend Ben, who has similar psychometric abilities, has been spending more time with their classmate Alejandra, even as her own feelings for Adam grow stronger. Still, the bond between Camelia and Ben is palpable.

 With the line between right and wrong fraying, Camelia turns to pottery to get a grasp on her emotions. She begins sculpting a beautiful figure skater, only to receive frightening premonitions that someone’s in danger. But who is the victim? And how can Camelia help them when she is on the brink of losing her own sanity?


I love this series! It's always filled with mystery and suspense and wonderfulness! And the covers are usually pretty with just a touch of eerie to them. I can't wait!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

We'll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han

Title: We'll Always Have Summer
Author: Jenny Han
Published: April 26, 2011
Pages: 288/Hardcover
Series: Summer #3
Source: My Personal Library

Summary: It's been two years since Conrad told Belly to go with Jeremiah. She and Jeremiah have been inseparable ever since, even attending the same college-- only, their relationship hasn't exactly been the happily ever after Belly had hoped it would be. And when Jeremiah makes the worst mistake a boy can make, Belly is forced to question what she thought was true love. Does she really have a future with Jeremiah? Has she ever gotten over Conrad? It's time for Belly to decide, once and for all, who has her heart forever.

***This review may contain spoilers for the first two books in the Summer series***

Review: FINALLY! This is the book I have been waiting to read for this entire series. These are the characters that I've been waiting all this time to see.

If you've read my reviews of the first two books in the Summer series then you know I had a problem with Conrad and Belly, but they finally were the characters I wanted to see in this book. I guess it's because they're older and more mature, but Belly didn't bother me at all in this book, which is a big improvement seeing as how I couldn't stand her before. She was much more responsible in this book.

I loved loved loved that Conrad got some chapters to narrate in this book as well. I finally let me see inside that guys head and see why he was such a jerk to Belly in the first two books. Again, my other reviews show that he's a jerk who I didn't like because he was a jerk to Belly, but Conrad won my heart in this book. I got to see all of his reasons for what he did and finally saw that he wasn't the wonderful guy (emotion wise) that I thought he was.

I did notice that I had a problem with Jeremiah, who I previously didn't have a problem with. He just came off as a big jerk most of the time. 

Now in my review of It's Not Summer Without You I said that I couldn't see Belly being with Jeremiah because he seemed more like a friend/sibling or with Conrad because he was a jerk who supposedly didn't love her, but I loved the ending of We'll Always Have Summer and think that she definitely ended up with who she was supposed to. 

One thing I noticed was that this book didn't seem as beach-y or summer fun-ish like the others, but that's probably because of the wedding and newfound maturity of our characters. 

Overall I definitely think We'll Always Have Summer was the best in the Summer series. It wrapped everything up nicely and had a happy ending for everyone. 

More Books by Jenny Han
The Summer I Turned Pretty
It's Not Summer Without You 

Monday, April 25, 2011

13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

Title: 13 Little Blue Envelopes
Author: Maureen Johnson
Published: September 1, 2005
Pages: 336/Hardcover
Series: Little Blue Envelope #1
Source: My Personal Library

Summary: When Ginny receives thirteen little blue envelopes and instructions to buy a plane ticket to London, she knows something exciting is going to happen. What Ginny doesn't know is that she will have the adventure of her life and it will change her in more ways than one. Life and love are waiting for her across the Atlantic, and the thirteen little blue envelopes are the key to finding them in this funny, romantic, heartbreaking novel.

Review: This book was so awesome! It was cute and relate-able and just full of good feelings!

Ginny was someone that I think every girl can relate to in one way or another. She's shy and self-conscious, but she's trying to break out of her shell and have an adventure. Keith was also a fun character. I was happy that he wasn't in the book the entire time because then I got to see Ginny's adventure instead of being sidetracked by romance.

I am the biggest fan of road trip books and this was kind of like a road trip across Europe, except they don't go the whole way by car, but you get the point! I loved that their were different characters at each stop in Europe and I got to know them and see who they were without learning their entire life story.

13 Little Blue Envelopes was a fun, feel-good book. It had fun characters, humor to ease some of the tension, and a believable romance that didn't dominate the plot. Overall, a very good read. 

More Books by Maureen Johnson
The Last Little Blue Envelope
Suite Scarlett 
Scarlett Fever
Girl at Sea
The Bermudez Triangle
The Key to the Golden Firebird
The Name of the Star

Sunday, April 24, 2011

In My Mailbox (33)

In My Mailbox was started by Kristi at The Story Siren and inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie. This week was great as far as books I bought.

Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz

Stay by Deb Caletti
Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Blog Tour: Two Moon Princess Tens List + Giveaway

The tour for Two Moon Princess is hosted by the fabulous Teen Book Scene. As part of the tour I asked the wonderful Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban what ten places she wanted to go after writing Two Moon Princess. The following is what she had to say.

  1. La Playa de las Catedrales/Cathedral Beach (Galicia, Spain)
  2. El Monte de Santa Tecla/Saint Tecla Mount (Galicia Spain)
  3. Goat Rock Beach, CA
  4. Davis, CA
  5. Berkeley, CA
  6. San Francisco, CA
  7. The Spanish Mission, CA
  8. A Renaissance Fair
  9. Visit Castles in Spain
  10. Los Picos de Europa, Asturias, northern Spain, where Two Moon Princess's sequel takes place.

Well that's certainly enough to make me want to become a world traveler. All of those places sound great, even the Renaissance Fair! I'm also excited to know that there is indeed a sequel to Two Moon Princess.

Now for the giveaway! One lucky commenter will win a copy of Two Moon Princess. This contest is US only and will run for 7 days (April 23 until April 30 at 11:59 EST). Also you must be 13 or older to enter. Please also leave an email address so that you can be contacted.

Thank you to The Teen Book Scene for the fabulous tour and also to Carmen for being a fabulous list maker!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

I'm Free!

That's right my fine blog reading fellows! At exactly 3:10 this afternoon my spring break begins!

My county is one of the last to have spring break in my state; almost every other high school has already had theirs'. This means two things.

One. Not many other people are going to be on spring break so I probably won't have a lot to do, but this leads us into number two.

Two. Epic amounts of reading will be done over the next ten days. Epic. Amounts.

But of course school will also be a dreadful part of my spring break. This post is going up before school so I don't know yet if I'll have massive amounts of homework, but I do know that I have AP exams the week after (or is it two week after?) spring break. This means that my reading time will most likely be limited due to the massive amounts of studying that needs to be done.

Notice I have both massive amounts of reading and massive amounts of studying to get done. So while I'm optimistic about getting both massive amounts completed, studying will rule supreme.

This doesn't mean that I'm not going to read, however, because I will. I've gone 13 weeks without a break or holiday so I plan on using this one to get at least a few book read.

I just realized that that last line might have sounded a tad bit whiny, but alas I did not mean it so. That was simply the result of me writing this post late into the night.

So now you know of both my freedom and my plans to use that freedom. I hope everyone else either already had a good spring break or is on their way to having a good spring break.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (32)

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Summary from goodreads!

The Beginning of After by Jennifer Castle 
September 6, 2011

Sixteen-year-old Laurel's world changes instantly when her parents and brother are killed in a terrible car accident. Behind the wheel is the father of her bad-boy neighbor, David Kaufman, whose mother is also killed. In the aftermath of the tragedy, Laurel navigates a new reality in which she and her best friend grow apart, boys may or may not be approaching her out of pity, overpowering memories lurk everywhere, and Mr. Kaufman is comatose but still very much alive. Through it all, there is David, who swoops in and out of Laurel's life and to whom she finds herself attracted against her better judgment. She will forever be connected to him by their mutual loss, a connection that will change them both in unexpected ways.

Fans of emotionally true and heartfelt stories, such as Sarah Dessen's THE TRUTH ABOUT FOREVER and IF I STAY by Gayle Forman, will fall in love with Jennifer Castle’s incandescent debut novel...a heart wrenching, surprisingly witty testament to how drastically life can change in the span of a single moment.


The summary leads me to believe that there might be quite the drama going on. I also think it'll be interesting to see how the whole falling-for-the-guy-who-was-in-the-car-that-killed-my-family thing goes. Like I said, quite the drama. And as always, I love the cover!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

Title: The Goddess Test
Author: Aimee Carter
Published: April 19, 2011 by Harlequin Teen 
Pages: 297/Paperback
Series: Goddess Test #1
Source: e-ARC from published and NetGalley
Challenge: 2011 Debut Author Challenge 

Summary: Every girl who has taken the test has died. 

Now it's Kate's turn.

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...

Review: I've always really enjoyed Mythology, so I was excited to read The Goddess Test. It wasn't what I was expecting, but it was still really good. 

The Goddess Test had elements of Greek Mythology as far as the gods went, but there wasn't a real emphasis or focus on the mythology. It was more surrounding Kate and her passing the tests. 

At first the plot was a little obscure. I wasn't sure if it was about Kate passing the tests or finding out who was killing the other girls or trying to save Kate's mom. After a few chapters though it straightened out and I saw where it was going.

I really liked Kate. She seemed like a really strong girl who still had her weaknesses and vulnerabilities. I was expecting a little more from Henry, but he was an okay character. There's nothing very memorable about him, but he was still a good character.

The ending was quite surprising to me. I really didn't think that the person who did it was the person who did it (if that makes sense). And the twist as to who were gods and goddesses was also quite a surprise. I thought the ending wrapped up nicely and left me very satisfied with the story. I'm not quite sure where the sequel's going to go with the story, but hopefully it's just as good as The Goddess Test. 

Monday, April 18, 2011

My 5 Greatest Loves

I decided to let everyone learn a little more about me, so I'm going off topic today and instead of doing a review I thought I'd tell you about the five things in my life that I absolutely love (in no particular order).

1. That 70's Show. This is possibly the funniest show I've ever watched. Some of it can be stupid humor, but I think it's overall hilarious.
2. Pigs. Many people think this one is strange, but I love pigs. They're just so adorable and whatnot. I actually have a collection of pig figurines which is probably a little much, but hey, they're cute!
3. Mexican food. I could live off of this stuff people. Something about it just appeals to me so much more than any other foods.

4. Criminal Minds. Another TV show, but just as awesome. This show isn't for the squeamish, and you just might have to be a little twisted to love it as much as I do, but it's AMAZING! And for those of you who watch it, SPENCER IS THE BEST!
5. Books. This one's pretty much a given. This blog should be a symbol unto itself of my love of books, but I thought I'd mention it again for fun.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

In My Mailbox (32)

In My Mailbox was started by Kristi at The Story Siren and inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie.

For Review:
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen (Finished Copy/Publisher)
Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith and Jane Austen (Finished Copy/Publisher)
Dreadfully Every After by Steve Hockensmith (Finished Copy/Publisher)
Wherever You Go by Heather Davis (e-ARC/NetGalley and Publisher)
Everything I Was by Corrine Demas (e-ARC/NetGalley and Publisher)

From the Library:
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins (my review here)
Cloaked by Alex Flinn 

Friday, April 15, 2011

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Title: Hex Hall
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Published: March 2, 2010 by Hyperion
Pages: 323/Hardcover
Series: Hex Hall #1

Source: Local library

Summary: Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father--an elusive European warlock--only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.

By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire student on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.

As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her.

***You are about to experience the most fan-girly review I've ever written***

Review: I don't know why I waited so long to read this. If people's soulmates were books this would be mine. I can not think of a single thing wrong with this book. It is utter perfection.

Sophie was such an awesome girl! She was hilarious and made me want her as my best friend. It was easy to relate to her because she acted like a normal person. Shew wasn't an over-dramatized version of teenagers. She was spot on. Jenna was also wonderful. If I could I would have them both as my friends. They are possibly the best friends I've seen in a YA book. Archer seemed to start out as the typical bad boy who ignores those who are "beneath him", but he really did grow on me after learning more about him. 

I was never bored in this book. There was never a dull moment and the mystery surrounding all the weird attacks made me really excited to get to the end. I was quite surprised by the ending and I don't even care if it was a little cliche, because this book was SO GOOD! It was also super wonderful that Sophie already knows she's a witch. It saved a lot of the back story and you didn't have to go through the initial discovery and Sophie dealing with it. You just got to start the story!

I loved that the romance wasn't the main focus of the story. I like a good romance, but it's also good to have something different take the forefront. Think of the romance as being a side dish to the epic feast that was Hex Hall. I also liked that Sophie started out as just having a crush on Archer. It was so much more believable and relate-able than the "instant connection through the locking of eyes".

The writing was also wonderful! Hawkins had a way of writing simply but still moving the story along at a very fast pace. It didn't drag, but it wasn't so fast that you couldn't keep up. 

Hex Hall is a book filled with amazingness. The characters, the story, the writing. Everything. It was all fantastic and if you haven't read it yet than you must do so...IMMEDIATELY. Now in order to share the greatness and funniness that this book has to offer I will share with you some of my favorite quotes from Hex Hall. 

"'It's okay, baby!' he shouted after her. 'I don't need eyes to see you! I see you with the eyes of my heart, Felicia! My HEART!'"
-Pg. 8, Hex Hall

"But this room looked like it had been decorated by the unholy lovechild of Barbie and Strawberry Shortcake."
-Pg. 33, Hex Hall

"I scowled. Being manipulated has always been one of my least favorite things. Right up there with snakes. And Britney Spears."
-Pg. 134, Hex Hall 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (31)

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Summary from goodreads!

As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott
September 15, 2011

What if you woke up and didn't know where you were?

What if you didn't know who you were?

And what if, when your memories started to come back--what if they didn't match the you that you're supposed to be?


Elizabeth Scott? Check. Super awesome/gorgeous/amazing cover? Check. Summary that leads to mystery and intrigue? Check.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

In My Mailbox (31)

In My Mailbox was started by Kristi at The Story Siren and inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie. I may not have gotten much this week, but what I did get was utterly wonderful!

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (Hardcover)
Where She Went by Gayle Forman (Hardcover) (my review)

For Review:
Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez (e-galley from Simon & Schuster Galley Grab)
Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott (e-galley from Simon & Schuster Galley Grab)
The Poisoned House by Michael Ford (NetGalley)

Thank you to Simon & Schuster Galley Grab, NetGalley, and Bloomsbury!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Cover Talk (7)

Cover Talk is something I started so that I could show off all the pretty covers that are out there. It's kind of a mix between Kristi's Books to Pine For and Steph Su's Cover Lust.

What Comes After by Steve Watkins 
All These Things I've Done by Gavrielle Zevin

Angel Fire by L.A. Weatherly 
As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott

Going Underground by Susan Vaught
From Bad to Cursed by Katie Alender

Forgiven by Janet Fox

Popular by Alissa Grosso
I'll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Displacement by Thalia Chaltas
Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay

I'm Not Her by Janet Gurtler
Jessica Rules the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey

Misfit by Jon Skovron
Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton 

Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel 


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