Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Icons by Margaret Stohl

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where bloggers share what books they are eagerly anticipating.


I have read Beautiful Creatures, so I am anxious to read this new book by Stohl and see what her writing is like on her own.  I can't wait to read this, it sounds so intriguing. 


Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
May 7, 2013
Summary from Goodreads.com 
Everything changed on The Day. The day the windows shattered. The day the power stopped. The day Dol's family dropped dead. The day Earth lost a war it didn't know it was fighting.

Since then, Dol has lived a simple life in the countryside -- safe from the shadow of the Icon and its terrifying power. Hiding from the one truth she can't avoid.

She's different. She survived. Why?

When Dol and her best friend, Ro, are captured and taken to the Embassy, off the coast of the sprawling metropolis once known as the City of Angels, they find only more questions. While Ro and fellow hostage Tima rage against their captors, Dol finds herself drawn to Lucas, the Ambassador's privileged son. But the four teens are more alike than they might think, and the timing of their meeting isn't a coincidence. It's a conspiracy.

Within the Icon's reach, Dol, Ro, Tima, and Lucas discover that their uncontrollable emotions -- which they've always thought to be their greatest weaknesses -- may actually be their greatest strengths.

Bestselling author Margaret Stohl delivers the first book in a heart-pounding series set in a haunting new world where four teens must piece together the mysteries of their pasts -- in order to save the future.

So how about you?  What is your WoW pick of the week?

Pick of the Day: Black Hole Sun by David Macinnis Gill

Pick of the Day is my new attempt to enliven my blogging.  I love free and cheap e-books, and am always looking for new ones.  I am not a member of any affiliate program, so I don't get anything out of this other than sharing what I am going to pick up cheap or deeply discounted.   These books will mostly be teen, but I will share a few adult picks with you too.  I hope you like my sharing, and please feel free to share your picks too!   

Today's Pick of the Day is an action packed thrill ride.  I read this one a couple years ago, and it was full of science fiction action and fun.  I still love to recommend this book to the guys I see coming into the library looking for great science fiction.  This is the first book in the series, and I hope you enjoy your chance to get it free* today!  View my review.


Black Hole Sun (Black Hole Sun, #1)



*Prices are accurate at time of posting but are subject to change, so look before you buy! :)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Pick of the Day: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi


Pick of the Day is my new attempt to enliven my blogging.  I love free and cheap e-books, and am always looking for new ones.  I am not a member of any affiliate program, so I don't get anything out of this other than sharing what I am going to pick up cheap or deeply discounted.   These books will mostly be teen, but I will share a few adult picks with you too.  I hope you like my sharing, and please feel free to share your picks too!   

This is one I have been wanting to read, but can never seem to find time to pick up.  I have heard so many good things about it, and guess what the sequel is out now too!  So I definitely need to start reading.  Good thing, I have it already downloaded and ready to go.  You can pick up your own copy too at the discounted price of $2.99!

Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Pick of the Day: Haunting Violet Alyxandra Harvey

Pick of the Day is my new attempt to enliven my blogging.  I love free and cheap e-books, and am always looking for new ones.  I am not a member of any affiliate program, so I don't get anything out of this other than sharing what I am going to pick up cheap or deeply discounted.   These books will mostly be teen, but I will share a few adult picks with you too.  I hope you like my sharing, and please feel free to share your picks too!   

I actually picked this one up a while ago, but it is on sale again today.  I love Alyxandra Harvey's Drake Chronicles and have so been wanting to read this one.  Alas, I haven't gotten to it yet, but hope to soon.  Still if you are a fan of Harvey's fiction, this is a good time to add this one to your collection since it is only $1.99 from Amazon today!

Haunting Violet 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Pick of the Day: Cursed by Jennifer Armentrout

Pick of the Day is my new attempt to enliven my blogging.  I love free and cheap e-books, and am always looking for new ones.  I am not a member of any affiliate program, so I don't get anything out of this other than sharing what I am going to pick up cheap or deeply discounted.   These books will mostly be teen, but I will share a few adult picks with you too.  I hope you like my sharing, and please feel free to share your picks too!   

Today's Pick is a Kindle Daily Deal--sorry to those of you without Kindles.  I haven't read anything by Jennifer Armentrout yet, but this book sounds like it has promise.  Today is is only $1.99, so I will be adding it to my library.

Cursed


So what books will you be picking up today?

Waiting on Wednesday: The Girl with the Iron Touch by Kady Cross

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where bloggers share what books they are eagerly anticipating.


I love steampunk, so this is an easy pick for me.  Still I need to make time to read the second book before I can get to this third book in the series.  I adore these characters, and so need to just sit down and read Girl in the Clockwork Collar so I can read this one.  Plus, I simply LOVE the cover!


Harlequin Teen
May 28, 2013
Summary from Goodreads.com 
In 1897 London, something not quite human is about to awaken

When mechanical genius Emily is kidnapped by rogue automatons, Finley Jayne and her fellow misfits fear the worst. What's left of their archenemy, The Machinist, hungers to be resurrected, and Emily must transplant his consciousness into one of his automatons—or forfeit her friends' lives.

With Griffin being mysteriously tormented by the Aether, the young duke's sanity is close to the breaking point. Seeking help, Finley turns to Jack Dandy, but trusting the master criminal is as dangerous as controlling her dark side. When Jack kisses her, Finley must finally confront her true feelings for him...and for Griffin.

Meanwhile, Sam is searching everywhere for Emily, from Whitechapel's desolate alleyways to Mayfair's elegant mansions. He would walk into hell for her, but the choice she must make will test them more than they could imagine.

To save those she cares about, Emily must confront The Machinist's ultimate creation—an automaton more human than machine. And if she's to have any chance at triumphing, she must summon a strength even she doesn't know she has....

So how about you?  What is your WoW pick of the week?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Pick of the Day: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Pick of the Day is my new attempt to enliven my blogging.  I love free and cheap e-books, and am always looking for new ones.  I am not a member of any affiliate program, so I don't get anything out of this other than sharing what I am going to pick up cheap or deeply discounted.   These books will mostly be teen, but I will share a few adult picks with you too.  I hope you like my sharing, and please feel free to share your picks too!   
 
I haven't read this one yet, so I am excited about picking it up cheap!  Yes, it's not free, but it is deeply discounted.  Today's pick of the day is Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi it is on sale for $2.99.  I have been wanting to read this so it was a great deal for me.




Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)

Amazon Kindle
Barnes and Noble Nook
iTunes

While you are there, you can also pick up the novella that comes between books 1 &2 for the same price of $2.99.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Free E-book Pick of the Day: Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

Pick of the Day is my new attempt to enliven my blogging.  I love free and cheap e-books, and am always looking for new ones.  I am not a member of any affiliate program, so I don't get anything out of this other than sharing what I am going to pick up cheap or deeply discounted.   These books will mostly be teen, but I will share a few adult picks with you too (like today's).  I hope you like my sharing, and please feel free to share your picks too! 

Today's Pick:  Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

It has been several years since I read this one, and I suspect the reason for it being free is to promote the next Robert Langdon novel.  I loved Angels and Demons and found this one to be okay, but not as good as the first.  Personally, I didn't think it translated all that well into film either, but that is just my opinion.  If you haven't already read this one, here is your chance.  Da Vinci Code is free today and includes a sample of the newest novel Inferno.  I still haven't read Lost Symbol so I know I am falling behind on the series, but Inferno might give me reason to catch up.   I already own the hardcover of this one, so I plan on skipping to the sample!

The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
Amazon Kindle
Barnes and Noble Nook Book
iTunes

It is available from other retailers too, so pick your favorite e-book venue and get it free now!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Audio Book Review: Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

Title: Out of the Easy
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Genre: Teen Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery
Publication Date: February 12, 2013
Publisher: Penguin Audio
ISBN Book:  9780399256929
Narrator:  Lauren Fortgang 
Length: 9 hours and 51 minutes(Unabridged)
Disclosure: I received a copy of this audiobook download from the publisher for review through Audiobook JukeboxThis is my honest review!


Out of The EasyOut of The Easy by Ruta Sepetys
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Summary:

In 1950s New Orleans, Josie Moraine is the daughter of a French Quarter prostitute. Josie longs for a life different from the one she knows and a college education. When she meets a Tennessee architect at the book store where she works, she doesn’t expect that event will change her life forever. When he dies mysteriously that same night, and his death is ruled murder, suddenly the police and a number of unsavory characters come knocking on Josie’s door. She longs for escape, but escaping your past isn’t so easy.

Review:

OMG! Prepare for a gusher with this review! Last year I read Ruta Sepetys’s Between Shades of Gray. I loved how she took history and made it immediate and heart wrenching. Her writing is vibrant and her characters are ones that will stay with you forever.

In Out of the Easy we meet Josie Moraine who has to be one of my favorite all time characters. She is a smart girl who is looking for a way out of New Orleans. She dreams of attending college and putting her smarts to work. She isn’t a perfect character, in fact, she does make mistakes. Her character is real and believable. I became so attached to the character that I found myself wanting to yell at her when she did something I didn’t like, or when she wouldn’t do something I wish she would. I found myself caring for Josie and really wanting her to have that happily ever after.

The setting is the gritty French Quarter of New Orleans, and Sepetys doesn’t shy away from depicting the dark side of the city. Some of Josie’s best friends are prostitutes, and she knows that she is a poor girl from the wrong side of the tracks. I love the setting and the fact that this book takes place in the 1950s.

The pacing of the novel is perfect. Sepetys set the narrative hook early on and never backs off the tension. She keeps you reading throughout the novel because you have to know what will happen next. Towards the end the pacing speeds up, but by that point you are so hooked you don’t want to stop reading for anything.

Audiobook Review:

I literally looked for any excuse to keep listening to this audiobook. I didn’t want to stop, and when the story was over, I wanted to go back and listen to it again. The audiobook is produced by Penguin Audio and read by Lauren Fortgang. Fortgang’s narration is spot on, I loved the voices she used. She had me hooked from the very beginning and falling into the character’s lives. The audiobook production was well done and free of flaws. I would highly recommend listening to this book on audio, but be prepared—you may not be able to put this one down. I recently got an iPhone, and found myself listening in my car, and carrying it with me to all sorts of places. Phone in one pocket and earphones in another made it possible for this one to travel with me, and sometimes I couldn’t stop listening even when I needed to!

Overall:

This book is amazing. I will definitely be following Sepetys’s writing career with interest. Her characters are charming and loveable, and she is such a talented storyteller you find yourself becoming invested in the lives of her characters. This book goes on my list of favorites. I loved it!


View all my reviews

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Book Review: Notes From Ghost Town by Kate Ellison

Title: Notes From Ghost Town
Author: Kate Ellison
Genre: Teen Fiction, Mystery
Publication Date: February 12, 2013
Publisher: Egmont
ISBN:  9781606842645.
Disclosure: I received an ARC from the publicist for review.  This is my honest review!



Notes from Ghost TownNotes from Ghost Town by Kate Ellison
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Summary:

Artist Olivia Tithe loved her best friend Lucas Stern, but she discovered this love too late. After one kiss that tears them apart, Olivia is shocked to find out that Stern has been murdered. Unfortunately, the murderer is Olivia’s own mother. More than that, since that kiss, Olivia has been unable to see color. Failing out of art school, facing the upcoming trial, and trying to move on with her life without her one true love leaves Olivia unraveled, and feeling that she, like her mother, might be losing her mind. When she starts seeing, and speaking with Stern, she knows her sanity is next to go. Can she save herself, or is she destined to end up like her mother?

Review:

Notes from Ghost Town is a novel that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Olivia Tithe wants to be an ordinary teen, but she has so many problems, she can’t find ordinary any where in her life. Her mother is on trial for the murder of her best friend and first love. Olivia believes that she too is teetering at the edge of sanity, and when she starts seeing the ghost of her dead best friend, she feels like she has fallen over that edge.

I love how this novel keeps you wondering if Olivia is losing her mind, or if something else is happening here. I liked Olivia, and she felt like a real teen to me. She is someone whose heart is broken, and is searching for some solace in her life. She is trying to put her life back together, when so much has fallen apart.

The pacing of the novel is well done. It does slow a bit in the middle, but the fast pacing in the beginning makes this an easy novel to get into, and the details of the mystery keep you hooked even in the slower parts.

Overall:

Overall, this book was a great mystery that held my interest until the very last page. With a likably lost main character, and a charming ghost, this was a hard novel to put down.  I love Ellison's writing style, and will definitely have to make time to pick up her first novel The Butterfly Clues!


View all my reviews


About the author:


Kate Ellison is the critically acclaimed author of The Butterfly Clues. She spent a lot of time as a child, in Baltimore, pretending to be things she wasn't: a twin, a telekinetic, a benevolent witch with a box full of magical stones, a spy, a soccer player. She trained as an actor in Chicago and has walked across the entire country of Spain. She is a painter and jewelry-maker, and has at least one artist friend who really does keep his true name a secret from the world. He told her, but don't ask her to tell you—she's not gonna do it. Kate lives in Brooklyn, New York. 

Visit Kate's Blog: http://kateellison.com/index.html

You can purchase Notes from Ghost Town  from the following retailers:

Amazon
 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Audio Book Review: Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Title: Falling Kingdoms
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fantasy
Publication Date: December 11, 2012
Publisher: Penguin Audio
ISBN:  Couldn't locate.
Narrator:  Fred Berman
Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins (Unabridged)
Disclosure: I purchased a copy of this audiobook from Audible.  This is my honest review!


Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms, #1)Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Summary:
Falling Kingdoms is told from the perspectives of four teens; Jonas a young man who seeks to change the world after the murder of his brother, Cleo a princess raised in luxury who longs to save her sister, Magnus a prince and son of a brutal father who cannot show any weakness, and finally Lucia who was stolen from her parents as a child because of her prophesied powers and was raised as a princess. Three kingdoms, four teens, all hang in the balance. Lives will be lost, hearts will be broken, and their world will change forever.

Review:

When I first started this novel, I was excited. I had seen so many rave reviews about it, and I couldn’t wait to read it. Shortly after starting this novel my interest waned. It moved so slowly that I found it hard to keep going. The novel redeemed itself in the end, but getting there was difficult for me.

The characters Rhodes creates are remarkable. Every character is well developed, and unique. None of the main characters blends into the background. Few novels have so many characters who are full of nastiness. For each character (even the ones you come to like), you find fault and things you hate. There are villains in other novels that I liked better than some of the characters in this novel. Rhodes has a way of making you really feel her characters—you either love them or hate them, but let me tell you, there isn’t much to love with these individuals. There is no such thing as the innocent victim here, all these characters have gotten their hands dirty, and all have faults. Yet at the same time, you can see their redeeming qualities too—as I said, very well developed.

The pacing for me was inconsistent. The beginning is slow and monotonous while the ending felt rushed. Part of this may be due to the expansive world building in the beginning of the novel. The author is trying to depict the degradation of the kingdoms but sometimes it takes too long to get to the story, and frankly, I found it a little frustrating. (I’ll admit this may have been more the fault of the reader than the writer.) I wanted more meat, more story, and a little less setup. I know that sounds contradictory, but I love when the world building and the plot line advance at the same time, this was just too slow for me. Because of this, I didn't read the book all in one sitting there were several times when I put it down and went to something else before returning to it. I wanted to finish it to see if it got better since there were so many reviews that said it was a great book, but it was hard to get through.

In the end, Rhodes hooked me. While getting into the story was difficult for me, towards the end I couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next. I think I will definitely pick up the next book, I just hope that we get more action in the beginning to keep me reading.

Audiobook Review:

Sometimes there are books I know I wouldn’t have finished if it hadn’t been for the audiobook. This was one of those type books. It isn’t a commentary on the writing, or the style, it has more to do with me as a reader. As I said above, I am not the most patient reader, as my history with classic novels proves. Most of the time when I have difficulty with a novel, or getting into a novel I will go to the book on audio. I will usually finish a book I listen to on audio. The audio saved me on this one. I wanted to read it because I had heard so many great things about this book, but I never would have gotten past chapter two if it hadn’t been for the audio book.

The unabridged audiobook of Falling Kingdoms is produced by Penguin Audio and read by Fred Berman. Berman’s narration took a bit of getting used to in the beginning, but in the end, he does an admirable job voicing the numerous characters in this novel. The production is well done and free of flaws. Without this audio, I would have missed a very interesting fantasy novel.

Overall:

This is a book full of epic world building, characters you love to hate, and remarkable writing quality. It is a challenge to get into though. I finally started to appreciate it more towards the end of the novel when the writing really began to pick up pacing. While the road was a bit rocky at times, Rhodes did her job well, and I think has convinced me to come back for more. The cliffhanger ending left me eager to find out what would happen next.


View all my reviews

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Giveaway: Win 2 Books by Kate Ellison Notes from Ghost Town and Butterfly Clues

Enter to win a hardcover copy of Kate Ellison's new book Notes from Ghost Town  a haunting story of murder, mental illness, and first love.  You will also win a paperback copy of The Butterfly Clues.




About Notes from Ghost Town by Kate Ellison (Egmont USA, February 12, 2013, $17.99 U.S. / $19.99 CAN.):
They say first love never dies...
When sixteen-year-old artist Olivia Tithe is visited by the ghost of her first love, Lucas Stern, it's only through scattered images and notes left behind that she can unravel the mystery of his death. 
There's a catch: Olivia has gone colorblind, and there's a good chance she's losing her mind completely--just like her mother did. How else to explain seeing (and falling in love all over again with) someone who isn't really there?
With the murder trial looming just nine days away, Olivia must follow her heart to the truth, no matter how painful. It's the only way she can save herself.
 

About the author:


Kate Ellison is the critically acclaimed author of The Butterfly Clues. She spent a lot of time as a child, in Baltimore, pretending to be things she wasn't: a twin, a telekinetic, a benevolent witch with a box full of magical stones, a spy, a soccer player. She trained as an actor in Chicago and has walked across the entire country of Spain. She is a painter and jewelry-maker, and has at least one artist friend who really does keep his true name a secret from the world. He told her, but don't ask her to tell you—she's not gonna do it. Kate lives in Brooklyn, New York. 

Visit Kate's Blog: http://kateellison.com/index.html


Contest Rules:

*Contest will run from 12:01 am March 5th  through 12:01 am March 12th.
*US and Canada Only
*Must be 13 years of age or older.
*Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
*Winner will be announced on this blog on 3/12/13.
*Book will be mailed to you from the publisher.  
*Enter using Rafflecopter.  


You can also purchase Notes from Ghost Town  from the following retailers:

Amazon



a Rafflecopter giveaway

Labels

#YaSaves (1) 2010 Book Reviews (50) 2010 Debut Author Challenge (1) 2011 Audio book Challenge (22) 2011 book reviews (89) 2011 Debut Author Challenge (3) 2011 E-Book Challenge (18) 2012 Book Reviews (50) 2012 TBR Pile Challenge (1) 2013 Book Reviews (30) 2013 YA Audiobook Challenge (7) 2013. New Years Resolutions (1) 39 Clues (1) 9/11 (1) A Brief History of Montmaray (1) A G Howard (1) A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend (1) Abhorsen (1) Across the Universe (2) action adventure (15) Adele Griffin (1) Adoration of Jenna Fox (3) Adrienne Kress (2) adult fiction (23) adult nonfiction (1) Advice (1) Aimee Carter (4) ALA (1) Alan Dean Foster (1) Alex Flinn (1) Alexa Martin (2) Alexandra Adornetto (1) Alice J Wisler (1) Alison Goodman (1) Ally Condie (3) Always a Witch (1) Alyxandra Harvey (5) Amber Argyle (2) Amy and Roger's Epic Detour (1) Amy Tintera (1) An American Plague (1) Anastasia Hopcus (1) Andrea Cremer (1) angels fiction (2) Animal Vegetable Miracle (1) Anna and the French Kiss (1) Anna Jarzab (1) Anna Levine (2) April Henry (1) Aprilynne Pike (1) ARC (10) Armchair BEA (2) Around the World Tours (2) Article 5 (2) As Easy As Falling Off the Face of the Earth (1) Ashfall (2) Ashley Hope Perez (1) Audible (2) Audiobook Month (11) Audiobook Week (30) audiobooks (73) AudioGo (1) Author Book Picks (1) Author Interview (9) Author Signing (3) Avery Sawyer (1) Babysitter Muders (1) Bad Boys (1) bad luck (1) Banned Books (1) Barbara Kingsolver (1) Barbara Quick (2) battle (1) Battle of the Books (6) BBAW (4) BBAW Blogger Interview (2) Beastly (1) Beautiful Creatures (1) Beauty Queens (1) Becca Fitzpatrick (6) Before I Fall (1) Before That Night (1) Being Nikki (1) Beka Cooper (1) Best of 2011 (1) Beta (1) Beth Ann Bauman (1) Beth Hoffman (1) Beth Revis (2) Bethany Hamilton (1) Between Shades of Gray (1) Big Sis Little Blog Program (2) Birthday (1) Birthmarked (2) Bitter End (2) Black Hole Sun (2) blog (2) blog design (1) blog hop (2) Blog Survey (1) blog tour (1) blogging (6) Blood Feud (3) Bloodhound (1) Blue (1) Blue Plate Special (1) boarding schools (2) Body Finder (3) Bonnie Dobkin (2) Book Birthdays (1) Book Blogger Hop (12) book buyers anon (1) Book buying ban (1) book discussions (2) Book Expo America (BEA) (2) Book it Forward (1) Book of Blood and Shadows (1) book recommendations (1) Book Reviews (275) book selection (1) Book Signings (1) Book Thief (4) Book Trailer (10) booklists (1) books (55) Books I Gave Up On (1) booktrailer (1) Bout of Books (8) Brandon Sanderson (2) Breaking Beautiful (1) Bree Despain (2) Brenna Yovanoff (4) Brightly Woven (1) Bullet Point (1) Bumped (2) Butterfly Clues (1) BWB Blog With Bite (5) By the Time You Read This I'll Be Dead (2) C. J. Omololu (3) Caged Graves (1) Cameo Renae (2) Caragh M. O'Brien (4) Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban (2) Carnival of Souls (1) Carol Lynch Williams (1) Carol Oates (2) Carol Snow (2) Carolyn Mackler (1) Carolyn McCullough (1) Carrie Jones (1) Carrie Ryan (4) Cassandra Clare (4) Cat Girl's Day Off (2) Catching Fire (3) Catherine Fisher (7) cats (2) Cecily von Ziegesar (1) Challenged Books (1) Challenges (3) Changes (1) Chaos Code (1) Character Book Picks (1) Character Interview (7) Character This or That (2) Cheap Ebooks (4) Child Called It (1) Chime (1) Chosen (1) Christian Fiction (2) Christina Baker Kline (1) Christine Hurley Deriso (1) Christine Johnson (4) Christmas (1) Cinda Williams Chima (4) Cinder (1) City of Bones (1) City of Ember (2) Claire de Lune (4) Clariel (1) Clarity (3) Cleverly Inked (1) Clockwork Angel (2) Clockwork Prince (1) Clockwork Princess (2) Clothing (1) Code Name Verity (1) Comfort Reads (1) committees (5) Contest (14) Cory Doctorow (1) Courtney Rene (1) Cover Interview (1) Crayons (2) Crazy for Books (2) Creepy Books (1) Crescendo (4) Cryer's Cross (1) Cursed (1) Cynthia Leitich Smith (1) CYPD Conference (3) Daisy Whitney (1) Daniel Walls (2) Dark and Hollow Places (1) Dark Divine (2) Dark Life (1) Daughter of Smoke and Bone (1) David MacInnis Gill (2) Dead is a State of Mind (1) Dead is Just a Rumor (1) Dead is So Last Year (1) Dead is the New Black (1) Dead Tossed Waves (2) death and dying (1) Deborah Harkness (2) debut novels (2) December (2) Delirium (1) Delta Anomaly (1) Demon Trapper's Daughter (1) demons fiction (1) Desires of the Dead (2) Devil in the White City (1) Dianne Salerni (1) diary of a wimpy kid (1) Dirty Little Secrets (3) Discovery of Witches (1) Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks (1) Divergent (2) Dorian Kelly (1) Dragonswood (1) Dreamland Social Club (1) dystopian futures (32) e-books (13) e-galleys (2) e-readers (6) E. J. Stevens (1) E. Lockhart (1) Eating Disorders Fiction (1) eBites (1) Ebooks (5) Eclipse (1) Education of Hailey Kendrick (1) Effie at the Wedding (2) Eileen Cook (1) Elana Johnson (1) Elizabeth C. Bunce (1) Elizabeth Scott (3) Elizabeth Wein (1) Emily Horner (1) Emily Whitman (2) Emma Michaels (1) Emperor Mage (1) Eon Dragoneye Reborn (1) Erik Larson (1) Erin Morgenstern (1) Every Other Day (1) Exploitation (1) Explosive Eighteen (1) Exposed (1) Fairies (3) Fairy Tale Re-Tellings (2) faith (1) Fallen (3) Falling Kingdoms (1) family (1) fantasy (51) Far From You (1) Fat Cat (1) Favorites (4) Fever 1793 (1) Fever Crumb (1) Fiction (35) Finale (1) Finger Lickin Fifteen (1) Finger Lickin' Fifteen (1) Firelight (1) Five Challenge 2010 (3) Flygirl (2) Follow Friday (14) Followers (2) Forest of Hands and Teeth (2) Fragile Eternity (1) Francisco X. Stork (1) Frankenstein (1) Franny Billingsley (1) Free Books (1) Freefall (2) Friday 56 (1) Friday Five (1) futuristic fiction (1) Gail Giles (2) garage door (1) Garth Nix (2) Gathering Storm (2) Gayle Forman (1) Gene Fehler (2) Genesis Alpha (1) Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood (1) ghost stories fiction (2) Ghoulish Song (1) Girl in the Arena (1) Girl in the Clockwork Collar (1) Girl in the Steel Corset (2) Girl with the Iron Touch (1) Girl Wonder (2) Giveaway (16) Giveaway. (19) Glass Houses (1) Glimmer (2) Glimpse (1) Goals (1) Goblin Secrets (1) Goddess Hunt (1) Goddess Inheritance (1) Goddess Interrupted (1) Goddess Test (1) Golden Web (2) Goodreads (1) Gossip Girl (1) Got Books (2) Graceling (1) Gratitude Hop (1) Graveminder (1) Gray Wolf Throne (1) Great Covers (2) greek mythology (4) Guardian of the Dead (2) guest post (9) guilt (1) Guys Read (3) Halfway to the Grave (1) Halloween (2) Halo (1) Happy Books (2) Hare Moon (1) Hate List (2) Haunting Violet (1) header (1) Hearts at Stake (3) Help (1) Hex Hall (1) hiatus (2) Hilari Bell (3) Historical Fiction (16) hoarder (1) Holly Black (2) horror fiction (6) House of Dies Drear (1) House of Night (2) How Sweet it Is (1) Howard County Reads (HCR) (1) humor (2) Hunger Games (9) Hunger; Jackie Morse Kessler (2) Husband Challenge (2) Hush Hush (3) hyperlinks (1) Icons (1) If I Grow Up (1) If I Stay (1) ILF (1) Immortal Rules (3) Immortals (4) In My Dreams (2) In the Forests of the Night (2) Incarceron (6) Infernal Devices (1) Infinite Days (1) Ink Exchange (3) Instatiable (1) Insurgent (1) International Kissing Club (2) interview (3) Into the Past (2) Iron Daughter (3) Iron Fey series (2) Iron King (6) Iron Queen (1) Issues (1) Ivy Adams (2) Jackson Pearce (2) James Dashner (3) James Patterson (2) Jana Oliver (1) Janet Evanovich (8) Janet Lee Carey (1) Janet Ruth Young (1) Janette Rallison (6) Jasper Fforde (1) Jay Asher (3) Jazz in Love (2) Jeaniene Frost (2) Jeanne Duprau (2) Jellicoe Road (1) Jennifer Archer (2) Jennifer Armentrout (1) Jennifer Bradbury (1) Jennifer Brown (3) Jennifer Donnelly (1) Jennifer Estep (2) Jennifer Lynn Barnes (2) Jennifer Shaw Wolf (1) Jeri Smith-Ready (2) Jersey Angel (1) Jessica Verday (1) Jim Murphy (1) Jodi Picoult (1) Joƫlle Anthony (2) John Flanagan (1) John Green (2) Joy Preble (1) judging (1) Judith Graves (1) Judy Blundell (2) Julia Karr (4) Julianna Baggott (1) Julie and Julia (3) Julie Anne Peters (2) Julie Kagawa (10) Julie Powell (3) Juliet Immortal (1) Jumped (1) Just Your Average Princess (2) Justice Hall (1) Justin Richards (1) juvenile fiction (2) k (1) Kady Cross (3) Kami Garcia (1) Karen Healey (2) Kat Falls (1) Kate Ellison (2) Kathryn Stockett (1) Katie McGarry (8) Keeping the Moon (1) Kelley Armstrong (1) Kenneth Oppel (1) Kersten Hamilton (3) Keys to the Kingdom (1) Kiersten White (2) Kiki Hamilton (2) Kim Harrington (3) Kimberly Derting (4) Kimberly Marcus (1) Kimberly Pauley (2) Kimberly Reid (2) Kirsten Hubbard (2) Kiss of Frost (1) Kody Keplinger (1) Kristen Simmons (2) Kristin Cashore (1) Kristin Cast (2) Kristina McBride (1) Kristina Springer (2) Lady Friday (3) Laini Taylor (1) Lark (1) Last Dragonslayer (1) Last Exit to Normal (1) Laundry (2) Lauren Barnholdt (2) Lauren DeStefano (1) Lauren Kate (6) Lauren Myracle (1) Lauren Oliver (2) Laurie Halse Anderson (2) Laurie R. King (3) Lesley Hauge (1) Leviathan (1) Libba Bray (1) librarians (5) libraries (4) library (9) library programs (6) library remodel (1) Life as We Knew It (1) Linger (2) Linger Contest (1) Lirael (1) Lisa McMann (2) Lisa Papademetriou (2) Lisa Schroeder (1) Lise Haines (1) Little Brother (6) Living Dead Girl (3) Lou Aronica (1) Love in a Nutshell (1) Lynn Rae Perkins (1) Lynn Weingarten (1) Maggie Stiefvater (6) Mandy Hubbard (1) Mara Purnhagen (1) Marcelo in the Real World (1) Marco (1) Margaret Stohl (2) Margo Lanagan (1) Maria V. Snyder (1) Marissa Meyer (1) Markus Zusak (2) Marlene Perez (4) Mary E. Pearson (1) Mary Lindsey (2) Mary Russell (1) Mastiff (1) Matched (3) Maureen Johnson (1) Maximum Ride (1) Maze of Bones (1) Maze Runner (2) media (1) Meg Cabot (1) Megan McCafferty (2) Melina Marchetta (1) Melissa Marr (5) Meme (3) memoir (1) Michael Harmon (1) Michael Northrop (3) Michelle Cooper (1) Michelle D. Kwasney (1) Michelle Madow (2) Michelle Zink (2) Mike Mullin (2) Mini Challenge (1) Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (1) Mistwood (1) Mock Printz (1) Mockingjay (3) Monica M. Roe (1) Monstrumologist (1) Moon and More (1) Morgan Matson (2) Morgan Rhodes (1) motivation (1) move (3) movie (1) moving (3) My Fair Godmother (4) My Most Excellent Year (1) My Own Worst Frenemy (2) My Soul to Keep (1) My Soul to Lose (1) My Soul to Take (1) My Unfair Godmother (2) Mys Sister's Keeper (1) mystery (29) Nancy Pickard (1) NaNoWriMo (1) Neal Shusterman (1) Need (1) Neesha Meminger (2) Neptune's Children (2) netgalley (2) Never Blame the Umpire (2) new technology (2) new year's resolutions (4) News (2) Nightshade (1) Nobody (2) Nomansland (1) nominations (1) nonfiction (2) Not My Cup of Tea (1) Notes From Ghost Town (2) Notes to Self (1) novel in verse (2) novella (2) November (2) Now Playing on Audio (6) Numbers (2) O Jerusalem (1) Odessa Seraphym Wars (2) Office for Intellectual Freedom (1) Omnivore's Dilemma (1) Once a Witch (1) Once Upon a Read-a-Thon (3) One Foot in the Grave (1) One Night that Changed Everything (2) Orphan Train (1) Out of the Easy (1) Outcast (2) P. C. Cast (2) Paolo Bacigalupi (1) Paper Towns (1) Parajunkee's View (2) paranormal fiction (67) Paranormalcy (2) Parents in YA Lit (2) past lives fiction (1) Past Midnight (1) Patrick Ness (2) Peg Kehret (1) Percy Jackson and the Olympians (2) Persnickety Snark (3) Peter Abrahams (3) Philip Reeve (1) Phoebe Kitanidis (3) Pick of the Day (6) Pittacus Lore (1) Plum Spooky (2) Pollan (1) Possession (1) Post-Apocalyptic Fiction (3) posting (1) Power of Six (1) Prada and Prejudice (1) Princess Book Contest Craze (1) Printz (1) Prized (2) Prophecy of the Sisters (2) Prophet of Yonwood (1) Psychics Fiction (1) Publisher's Weekly (1) Pure (1) Pushing the Limits (9) PW (1) Rachel Caine (1) Rachel Cohn (1) Rachel Hawkins (1) Rachel Vincent (2) Rachel Ward (2) Radiant Darkness (2) Radio (1) Rage (1) Ransom Riggs (1) rants (1) Raven Boys (1) Re-reading (1) Read Your Own Books August (5) Read-a-Thon (32) read-along (5) reading (46) Reading Blahs (7) reading goals (3) reading habits (1) Reading Slump (2) reading time (2) realistic fiction (42) Reality Check (2) realms of the gods (1) Rebecca Maizel (1) Rebecca Rayls Russell (2) Reboot (1) Remembrance (2) Restoring Harmony (2) Review Journals (1) Reviewing (1) reviews (25) Revolution (1) Rick Barba (1) Rick Riordan (4) Rick Yancey (1) Riding Invisible (1) Right Behind You (1) Rita Williams-Garcia (1) Robert Joradan (4) Robin Brande (1) Robin Wasserman (1) roman mythology (1) romance (5) Rosemary Clement-Moore (2) Rudy Josephs (1) Ruins of Gorlan (1) Rune Michaels (1) Ruta Sepetys (2) S. A. Bodeen (1) Sabriel (1) Sandra Alonzo (1) Sapphique (3) Sara Zarr (1) Sarah Dessen (3) Saturday Snippets (1) Saundra Mitchell (3) Saving CeeCee Honeycutt (1) saving money (1) Saving Zoe (1) Savita Kalhan (2) Scary Books (1) Scene Excerpt (1) Scent of Rain and Lightning (1) School Violence (1) Science Fiction (34) Scorch Trials (1) Scorpio Races (1) Scott Westerfeld (1) Second Chance Summer (1) Series Books (1) Sex (3) Shade (2) Shades of Atlantis (2) Shadow Dancer (1) Shadow Hills (1) Shadow of Night (1) Shadows on the Moon (1) Shattered Souls (2) Shaun David Hutchinson (1) Shawn Thomas Odyssey (1) She Smells the Dead (1) Sherlock Holmes (1) Sherri L. Smith (2) Shift (1) Shine (1) Shine Coconut Moon (1) Shipbreaker (1) Shiver (4) Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (2) Short Story (1) Shut Out (1) sick (2) Silence (1) Siren's Storm (2) Sisters Red (2) Sizzling Sixteen (1) sluggish (1) Small Steps (2) Smokin Seventeen (1) Snap (2) Sneak Peek (1) Song of the Lioness Quartet (1) Sonia Gensler (1) Sophie Jordan (1) Soul Screamers (1) Soul Surfer (1) Soundtracks (1) Spirit and Dust (1) Splintered (1) Split (1) Spooktacular Giveaway Hop (1) Spring Cleaning (1) SRC (2) Stacey Jay (1) Star Trek (2) Star Trek Into Darkness (1) Starcrossed (1) Stealing Heaven (1) Steampunk (8) Stephanie Perkins (1) Stephanie Plum (1) Stephenie Meyer (5) Steve Kluger (1) storyteller (1) Strange Case of Finley Jayne (1) Stress (1) Suicide (2) Summer Reading Club (2) Summoning (1) surfing (1) survival fiction (1) Susan Beth Pfeffer (1) Suzanne Collins (7) Swati Avasthi (1) Sweet Dead Life (1) Sweethearts (1) T-Shirts (1) Tamora Pierce (8) Tandem (1) Tantalize (1) Tara Altebrando (1) TBR Pile (3) TBR Read-a-Thon (4) Teaser Tuesday (17) Teen Book Scene Book Tours (46) teen fantasy (9) Teen Fiction (79) Teenage Garage Sale (1) teens (3) Teens Top Ten (1) Tender Morsels (1) Tens List (6) Tension of Opposites (1) Terrier (1) Texas Gothic (1) Thanksgiving (1) That Summer (1) Thaw (1) The Deathday Letter (1) The Demon King (2) The Edge (1) The Exiled Queen (1) The Faerie Ring (2) The Fault in Our Stars (1) The Future of Us (1) The Gardener (1) The Help (1) The Hollow (1) The Host (2) The Knife of Never Letting Go (2) The Last Olympian (1) The Long Weekend (2) The Lost Hero (1) The Maze of Bones (1) The Mockingbirds (1) The Moor (1) The Name of the Star (1) The Night Circus (1) The Night She Disappeared (1) The Replacement (4) The Revenant (1) The Shady Glade (2) The Versatil Blogger Award (1) The Vespertine (3) The Vyne (1) Then I Met My Sister (1) Thirteen Reasons Why (3) Thirteenth Chime (1) This Dark Endeavor (1) This or That (5) thriller (2) Through Her Eyes (2) Thursday Thoughts (36) Tighter (1) Time off (1) Time Travel Fiction (1) To Read List (1) Todd Strasser (1) Top Ten Tuesday (1) Torment (5) Tortall (1) Touch of Frost (1) Touch of Power (1) Towers of Midnight (2) Tracey Porter (1) Tracy Marchini (2) Traitor's Son (1) Trapped (3) Trends (1) Trickster's Girl (3) Truth (2) Twilight (4) Twitter (1) Two Moon Princess (2) tyger tyger (1) Ultimate Reviewers Challenge (1) Under My Skin (1) Under the Never Sky (2) Unsung YA Heroes (1) Unwind (1) upcoming (1) updates (15) Urban Fantasy (6) urban fiction (1) vacation (6) Vampires (4) Veronica Rossi (2) Veronica Roth (2) Vote (2) Vyne (1) Waiting on Wednesday (19) Wake (1) Wall Street Journal (1) Wanderlove (2) weekend reading plans (2) Werewolves (4) What Can't Wait (1) What I am Reading Wednesday (4) What I Saw and How I Lied (2) When I'm Not Reading (1) Wherever Nina Lies (1) Whisper (1) White Cat (2) Wicked Appetite (1) Wicked Business (1) Wicked Lovely (2) Wild Magic (1) Will Not Finish (2) William Alexander (2) Wings (1) winners (5) Winter's Passage (1) Wintergirls (1) Witch and Wizard (2) Witch Song (2) Wither (1) Wizard of Dark Street (1) work (1) WOW (1) XVI (3) YA Bloggers (2) YA Bloggers Best Overlooked Book Battle 2011 (3) YA Bloggers Debut Book Battle (6) YA books (1) YA literature (4) You Choose I Review (10) Young Adult / Teen Books (10) your choice (1) Zoe Marriott (1) zombies (1)

Pageviews last month