Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Author Interview: Troy CLE

Troy CLE is my featured author this week. He is the author of the Marvelous World Saga. I had the pleasure of interviewing him. He is really a kind person. :)

Here are his two books and their synopsis.

Book #1 Marvelous Effect:
Louis Proof is an ordinary kid.

He loves listening to hip-hop, racing radio-controlled cars, and hanging out with his best friend, Brandon. Then a mysterious letter invites him to visit the local junkyard. There he finds a secret, underground amusement park like no other in existence. This is the best day of Louis's life. The park even has the most amazing race course for radio-controlled cars. Louis starts racing right away. It's a close contest; he's about to activate his nitro boost to take the lead, when...

This is the worst day of Louis's life. Without warning or reason, thirteen-year-old Louis Proof falls into a coma due to a virus of a mysterious, celestial origin. When he awakens three months later, the world that he once knew and loved is totally out of control. He will learn that his illness is connected to everything that is wrong, and that it's not only his responsibility but his destiny to set things right.

This story is a megadramatic, remarkably true, super action fantasy. Get ready!

Book #2 Olivion's Favorites:
When Louis Proof collapsed in pain in front of his uncle's store, he thought he was going to die. Instead he awoke in Midlandia, a place of the impossible.

Almost as soon as he arrives, three eNoli — people who look human but are otherworldly — try to kill him. In fact, it seems as if everyone in Midlandia is trying to kill Louis and the other two human teens, Cyndi Victoria Chase and Devon Alexander. The three are Favorites. If they survive Midlandia, they will have great powers. That's a big "if," though.

Louis must find Cyndi and Devon, who've been flung to different parts of Midlandia. Only when the three are together will Olivion's Gate appear. Then they will be able to cross the Gate, meet the Olivion, and return home. The three teens must also pay attention to everything on their journey. It is not enough to be a Favorite; they need to learn how to use their newfound abilities. Tremendous challenges await them at home. But as they're about to learn, those challenges are only the beginning. A threat is coming that is greater than anyone — human or eNoli or iLone — can imagine....

Now the interview:

Q:What made you decide to become a writer?
A:I decided to become a writer because I wanted to be a Goonie. I wanted to go on adventures like them and make a movie like the Goonies and I felt writing a book where kids like me are the adventures and could be the basis of a movie was a great way to start.

Q:What is your method for writing a book?
A:My method for writing books is simple. I break every book into three parts. The beginning, middle, and end. It is easier for me to think about three small books instead one big book. When I finish a part it is like I have accomplished something big and it is time to throw a party.

Q:Who is your favorite character in the Marvelous World Saga, and why?
A:I think my favorite character in the Marvelous World Saga next to Louis and Cyndi would have to be Perilynn. He is really complex and torn between fulfilling his own goals and being a friend to Louis and Cyndi. One thing he never does is hide his intentions and that is something that I think we all have done at times.

Q: In your own words how would you describe the Marvelous World Saga?
A:The Marvelous World Saga is Mega Dramatic Remarkably True Super Action Fantasy that is much deeper than most people think. If they do not believe me people should look at the "University' section on

Please go check out the website mentioned above. Also check out his blog where he offers advice, and you can also get to know more about him and his books on these sites.

Here is the book trailer for the Marvelous World Saga!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

In My Mailbox (1)

In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

Unfortunately I cannot find the usb cable for my camera. So at the moment I will not be able to post the picture of the books I have recieved this week. When I find a usb cable that fits my camera I will edit this post.

For Review:

Beautiful Malice by Rebecca James (Won from Goodreads)

The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller
The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June by Robin Benway
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

Thanks Razorbill for the books. :)

Bought at Barnes And Noble:
Silas Marner by George Eliot

My First Book Giveaway!

Hey everyone,

I want to announce that I will be having my very first giveaway. The book I have available for the giveaway is Honey, Baby, Sweetheart by Deb Caletti.

Giveaway will end May 24 or whenever I have 34 followers.

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Thanks and good luck to everyone,


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Hush, Hush Review

Since the sequel to Hush,Hush is coming out in 7 months I wanted to post my old review of Hush,Hush on my blog. I know this review is not long and detailed, but hey I was not exactly a book reviewer back then.


For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along.

With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.

For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.

Book Details:
Published: Oct. 2009
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Format: Hardcover (Paperback coming to stores Oct. 05, 2010)
Pages: 416


When I first saw this book I had no idea how amazing it was going to be. But I took a chance on it when I joined the First Look book club for Hush, Hush. I'm proud to say that I am one of the first selected amount of people to read this book before it hits selves, and becomes a bestseller. This book is addictive and when I was supposed to stop reading it for the book club, I couldn't I had to keep on reading. It's a sweet mystery, romance book that will having you on the edge of your seat.

Update: I'm glad to see that my prediction of this book's success came true. Becca Fitzpatrick you're amazing!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Update #1

Hey everyone!

Although I have not been making posts recently, I've been reading whenever I can. I am at the beginning stage of my senior year research paper. That more than likely will be taking up a lot of my time.

Anyways I've been busy reading The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting and Paparazzi Princess by Jen Calonita.

What books are you all currently reading?

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Ballad Review


James Morgan has an almost unearthly gift for music. And it has attracted Nuala, a soul-snatching faerie muse who fosters and then feeds on the creative energies of exceptional humans until they die. James has plenty of reasons to fear the faeries, but as he and Nuala collaborate on an achingly beautiful musical composition, James finds his feelings towards Nuala deepening. But the rest of the fairies are not as harmless. As Halloween—the day of the dead—draws near, James will have to battle the Faerie Queen and the horned king of the dead to save Nuala's life and his soul.

Book Details:
Date Published: October 2009
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Format: Paperback
Pages: 360

My Review:
This was the first fairy book I've ever read. I'm glad I read it. Now I should read Lament. I liked the characters in this book. James has a witty, sacastic peresonality. Sometimes he got annoying though, but added humor that had me laughing. The relationships between Dee, Nuala, and James is unforgetable. At first the relationship between James and his teacher, Mr.Sullivan, was kind of odd. Then I found out why Mr.Sullivan liked James as a person. Overall this is a good read, but I still have to say that Shiver is Maggie's best work yet.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Crescendo's Cover is Finally Here!!!

Here it is, what do you think about it? I love it.

Cover photo from


Princess Bookie's Contest Craze!!!

Go over to Princess Bookie's blog and look at all the amazing books up for grabs. Hurry up almost all the contest ends tomorrow!

Linger Arc Giveaway at Katie's Book Blog

Here is the link to the giveaway.

Top Six Books That Blew Me Away So Far In 2010

Deadly Little Secrets A TOUCH Novel by Laurie Faria Stolarz

The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf

Scandal A PRIVATE Novel by Kate Brian

The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks

Before i Fall by Lauren Oliver

Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Princess Bookie's Surprise Contest

Princess Bookie is having a fun contest! Here is the link, check it out.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Bleeding Violet Review


Love can be a dangerous thing....

Hanna simply wants to be loved. With a head plagued by hallucinations, a medicine cabinet full of pills, and a closet stuffed with frilly, violet dresses, Hanna's tired of being the outcast, the weird girl, the freak. So she runs away to Portero, Texas in search of a new home.

But Portero is a stranger town than Hanna expects. As she tries to make a place for herself, she discovers dark secrets that would terrify any normal soul. Good thing for Hanna, she's far from normal. As this crazy girl meets an even crazier town, only two things are certain: Anything can happen and no one is safe.

Book Details

Published: Jan. 2010
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 454

My Review

Bleeding Violet is unlike any book you will ever read in your life. This is an extremely crazy book. I'm glad I don't live in Portero, TX!!! I would fear for my life. Follow Hannah, a bipolar girl, as she tries to be accepted by her mom. This book had me reading non-stop from the get go. This unique book will have you captivated, even if you disagree with the character's behavior. Dia Reeves has a wild imagination that she put to the test in Bleeding Violet. I highly recommend this book for fans of paranormal/thrillers/fantasy. This book has monsters,ghost, and basically the whole town is like a secret society from the outside world. I will be looking forward to this debut Author's next book.

Mega International and Fantastic YA Box Contest!

The Bookologist is having a box contest. Just choose one of the four boxes you want and enter. Here is the link to this amazing contest!

Another giveaway from Juiciliciousss Reviews

This giveaway is for making it to 500 Followers.
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Here is the link if you are interested.
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I'm still really sorry I can't seem to figure out what is wrong with my hyperlink setting.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Juiciliciousss Reviews's Random Giveaway!!!

Juiciliciousss Reviews is having a random giveaway. She will have two winners and those winners will get a box full of books. Catch is that the books will be a surprise! Deadline for entries will be April 21st. Here is the link just copy and paste into your web browser.