Monday, September 27, 2010

Forever by Maggie Stiefvater Cover REVEALED!

Today Maggie has posted the cover for the last book to the Wolves of Mercy Falls series. Forever will be released July 2011! If you are interested you can pre-order a signed copy of Forever at Fountain Bookstore. Which also happens to be my , and possibly Maggie's, closest Indie Bookstore! Not bragging or anything I'm just happy to say that one of my favorite authors lives in the same state as me. :)
So cast your eyes on the greatest addition to the series:

I was wondering how they were going to pull off the final cover. In the end it is satisfying and ties in nicely with the first and second book. I love how Shiver is just trees with a wolf and Linger has trees, a wolf, and a girl. Now Forever has trees, a wolf, and a boy. Now all we need is a trailer! I'm thinking that is going to be months from now till that happens. But the wait always pays off, because all the trailers have been amazing.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Contest Craze Mini Challenge #1 Entry

Hey Everyone, did you know that Princess Bookie's Contest Craze kicks off tomorrow? Well today is the day of the first mini challenge. All you have to do is post your top 5 books for 2011. I know that its really hard to choose just 5! Also sorry, I tried providing all the pictures but something keeps going wrong when I try to post more than one picture in this post. Right now I'm all for debut authors, but there is one book that is not a from a debut author of 2011.

Here are my top five in no particular order:

Where She Went by Gayle Forman
Where She Went
I LOVED If I Stay. After I read the book I keep thinking about how it would be like if we knew Adam's side of the story. Now I get my wish! I can't wait to read Adam's POV even if it is set 3 years later.

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
I can't help myself anything that has to do with angels grabs ahold of me. The premise seems intriguing and the cover is gorgeous.

Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey
If you read the description for this book you'll want to read it too! I'm a sucker for forbidden love stories, especially if they involve paranormal things.

Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Can I say beautiful cover? The synopsis of this book seems so different than anything I'm used to in the YA section. It's labeled as dystopian so I'm very curious to see what this book is all about.

Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Outer space, mystery, secrets, and love. What's not to like. This book seems to have it all and can attract a wide variety of readers. Plus need I say another pretty cover?

Wow, this was a tough challenge. I still can't choose just to so let me just say one more thing.
Anything from HarperTeen/HarperCollins. Well besides vampire books, they have all the books I'm looking forward to reading. Oh and Penguin books. I love so many publishers!
Well, yeah I could totally keep this list going on and on. :)

In My Mailbox (16)

In My Mailbox (IMM) is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren and inspired by Pop Culture Junkie.

Seems like every week I've been getting three books. :)

For Review

CRESCENDO by Becca Fitzpatrick

A big thanks to Barnes and Noble for their great book clubs.


Fake Boyfriend by Kate Brian

Wildthorn by Jane Eagland

So what did you get in your mailbox?

Crescendo Book Trailer!!!!

Oh My GOSH!!! I'm freaking out right now! has premiered the trailer for Crescendo this weekend. Let me tell ya I cannot stop watching the trailer over and over again. Simply amazing, and I'm reading Crescendo right now. The whole time I'm reading it I feel that Patch knows and has something to do with Nora's dad's death. Well now just take a look for yourself at a great trailer for Crescendo.
What do you guys think about it? I LOVE IT! Also is giving away 10 ARCs of Crescendo on their website so be sure to head on over there. The contest is open internationally and ends tonight at midnight!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Beautiful Darkness Pre-Trailer?

So I was just browsing the internet went to Little Brown's webpage for teens, and look what I found.
Now I'm not sure if this is the official trailer for Beautiful Darkness, because the authors have said that the official trailer will be premiering on Monday. I don't know what to call this trailer, but I hope this is not the official and just a teaser trailer. If it is the official well then LB went one step ahead of the authors and premiered it earlier than expected. What do you guys think?

Friday, September 24, 2010

Fins Are Forever Cover Splash!

Today is the big day where all over the blogosphere Splash Team members, that includes me, are revealing the cover for the sequel to Forgive My Fins. So without further ado here is the cover for the greatest book of summer 2011, Fins are Forever!
Mark your calendar for the expected release day is June 28, 2011.
Also if you have not yet read Forgive My Fins I suggest you read it now! Isn't the cover just as beautiful and colorful as the first book?

Excited like I am for the release day? Well to make it just more exciting you can countdown the days with this widget.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

In My Mailbox (15)

In My Mailbox (IMM) is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. IMM is where book reviewers get a chance to share what they got that week in books.

This week was so exciting for me. I really was not expecting these books to come well two of them to be exact. I can't wait to start reading them.

For Review:

AWAKENED (Book one of the Guardian Legacy) by Ednah Walters

Already read, and LOVED! I will post my review sometime this week.

Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting

I'm EXCITED, I just love the first book The Body Finder.


BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Special thanks to Ednah Walters, Melissa @ HarperTeen, and Alexandra @ Her Blog, The Publication Follies.

So what did you all get in your mailbox this week?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Review: Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Synopsis (from Goodreads):Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she'll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But when she violates her masters' laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might lose everything--including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice?

Book Details:
Publisher: Philomel (Penguin)
Pub. Date: October 19, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 528


This book is a masterpiece! I'm not even sure if I can write a review that will do this book justice. Well here goes. Calla, the main character, is to become the alpha female of a new planned wolf pack. Calla is the leader of the Nightshade pack. Her mate will be Ren, who is the leader of the Bane pack. It was all set in stone that on Oct. 31st the union of the two packs will happen. The Guardians (wolves) have always served the Keepers demands. Everything changes for Calla when she saves a boy one night while patrolling.

When Calla goes to school she discovers that there is a new kid, and he just so happens to be the boy she saved that night. They both recognize each other. From here on out their relationship deepens and Shay makes Calla question everything she's ever known. With Shay, Calla betrays the keepers and digs into history.

Both Shay and Ren are the most greatest guys. I immediately liked Shay, but for Ren it took some time for me to like him. Once I did though I found it really hard to decide which one Calla should choose to be with. They both want what is best for Calla and care about her a whole lot. The other characters each had their own personality and added something to the novel. The relationship that Calla and her brother, Ansel, have is so sweet. They really get and understand each other. No sibling rivalry between them.

The world that Andrea creates is so amazing. She has beautifully crafted a story about following your heart even when people tell you otherwise. Do what you think is right even if it means trouble. I loved how pieces of the puzzle slowly clicked together as Shay and Calla come closer to the truth. We find out who the real enemy is and it is a shocker. Let me tell ya! For some reason the Keepers want the wolves to protect Shay. How does he have connections with the Keepers? At the beginning of each chapter is a phase of the Moon, I found it to be interesting. The book may be big in size, but once you start reading you will not want to put the book down. Before you know it you are flipping the last page, and left wanting more.

5 Stars!

Here is the beautiful trailer for Nightshade!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Review: My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent

Synopsis (from Goodreads): She doesn't see dead people, but…

She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.

Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next…

Book Details:

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Pub. Date: August 2009

Format: Paperback

Pages: 279


After all the hype to this series, I had high expectations. Sadly, I didn't think that My Soul to Take was all that. This review is just going to be brief, since almost everyone has read this book. Kaylee is a likable character and the Banshee of the book. We, the readers, struggle along with Kaylee and her cute male companion Nash to solve the mystery of what is happening to girls randomly dropping dead. With out any cause of death.

I like Kaylee as a person, but for some reason I did not connect with her character. The only things that pushed me on reading was to find out why girls are dying, who will be next, what can Kaylee do to stop the deaths, and Nash. So for the next book in the series I will only be reading it to see what happens next and for Nash and Tod. Even though Tod was a mischievous character I loved how he flirted with Kaylee. In my opinion he is not such a bad guy. Nash was a great guy and treated Kaylee like she means everything to him. Their chemistry was sweet.

I couldn't really believe that Kaylee's family kept a HUGE secret from her her whole life. I know I'd probably let it slip and the truth would of been revealed sooner. It was nice though when Kaylee finally got the truth and all the secrets and such were known. For the ending of the book, I must say that I saw it coming. Nonetheless I was shocked! I feared with Kaylee. Family does play a big role and I liked that it did. I have faith that this series can only get better.

3 Stars!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

In My Mailbox (14) Plus an AWARD

In My Mailbox (IMM) is hosted by the Story Siren. This week I got:

For Review: The Ivy by Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur (be sure to check out my review, the link is posted in the blog hop post.)

Thank you HarperCollins/Greenwillow Books

I also got my High School year book! My school (or should I say the school I graduated from) always waits till the next school year to pass out all the yearbooks from last school year. So no one ever gets their friends to write memos in them. :(

Elizabeth from Indigo Impressions gave me the Life is Good award.
In order to accept the award, you must link back to the person who gave you the Life is Good Award, answer the 10 questions, and pass it along to 6 other blogs.

1. If you blog anonymously are you happy doing it that way; if you are not anonymous do you wish you had started out anonymously so you could be anonymous now?
I could not even imagine blogging anonymously. I love being known by my followers.

2. Describe one incident that shows your inner stubborn side.
Umm I don't pay much attention to my stubborn side. Right now my dad wants to take us out to eat and I rather stay home and write reviews. I'm behind on my reviews. I'm in no way saying I don't want to eat though. Lol. I LOVE food. :)

3. What do you see when you really look at yourself in the mirror?
A laid back person, who is just fine with the way things are.

4. What is your favorite summer cold drink?
I know its not a drink but I LOVE snow cones. :)

5. When you take time for yourself, what do you do?
I read!

6. Is there something you want to accomplish in your life?
I want to write that book I've been dreaming of writing. Also, find a job in the publishing market.

7. When you attended school, were you the class clown, the class overachiever, the shy person, or always ditching?
The shy person. I just find it tough talking to people sometimes. When I'm with a group I hate being rude and interrupt someone who is talking just so I could say something. So everyone thinks I'm shy.

8. If you close your eyes and want to visualize a very poignant moment in your life what would you see?
Hmm, I don't even know what poignant means. :)

9. Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people or events?
It is easy to share my true self in my blog.

10. If you had the choice to sit down and read or talk on the phone, which would you do and why?
Sit down and read! Talking on the phone, not so much my thing. Reading is my passion.

Now for the six blogs to receive this award:

Never Forget!

I hope everyone is having a good day. We will never forget 9-11-01! It is the day that changed not only those immediately connected to those of the lost, but millions of people as well. I mean what does attacks and wars do any ways? Beside losing people who are not meant to die. 9-11 is the reason why I cried at the end of MOCKINGJAY. It made me think about those who have a loved one serving our country or lost their life serving our country. I have to agree with Katniss Everdeen on the aspect of war.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Blog Hop September 10-13

Book Blogger Hop

This blog hop is hosted by Jenn at It's where you post your link and visit other's blogs as well. If you like their blog follow them, and of course you might even gain so more followers. :)

This week's question is:Post a link to a favorite post or book review that you have written in the past three months.

Well this is a tough question because every post and review I write means a lot to me. The one review that got the most attention and feedback was The Ivy by Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur. Even though it only got one comment here on blogger, it got more attention on Goodreads. Here is the link:

Be sure to check out The Ivy. I loved it! Oh, and who knows I just might have a little surprise up my sleeve involving this book for my followers in November...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Hey everyone! I hope you all have been happily reading a great book. I just wanted to let everyone know that I feel terrible about not posting a lot of reviews on my blog. Every chance I get I write bits and pieces of my reviews down in my notebook. Which is to say that I haven't really been able to complete any reviews. I should be writing more reviews than reading more books, because now I have more books that need to be reviewed. Gosh! I bet we have all felt this way at one time or another. I'd like to know what you have done to cope with falling behind.

You guys are the best! :)

P.S. Did you know that August 31st was a big day for YA releases. So many great new reads came out that day. Here are a few that hit the shelves that day:
Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
Radiance by Alyson Noel
Vanished (PRIVATE #12) by Kate Brian
The Ivy by Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur ( I've reviewed this book check out my review)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

In My Mailbox (13)

In My Mailbox (IMM) is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. IMM is where bloggers show what they got that week in books. This week I got:


Radiance by Alyson Noel (Radiance is a spin off to Alyson best-selling series The Immortals.)
Halo by Alexandra Adornetto (I've been dying to read this book. As soon as I found out the author is the same age or a year younger than me, I just had to read this book.)
Nevermore by Kelly Creagh (This book looks so good. With a background of Poe, who wouldn't want to read a book that has something to do with a classic.)

What did you all get this week?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Review: I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

Synopsis (from Barnes and Noble):

Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books—but we are real.
Our plan was to grow, and train, and become strong, and become one, and fight them. But they found us and started hunting us first. Now all of us are running. Spending our lives in shadows, in places where no one would look, blending in. we have lived among you without you knowing.
But they know.
They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They killed them all.
I am Number Four.
I am next.

Book Details:

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Pub. Date: August 2010
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 440


I Am Number Four is awesome! The prologue hooks you and all you can do from there is speed through the 400 some pages. 400 pages is a lot, but you'll soon realize that it is nothing when reading this book. The story follows Number Four, aka John, on his run from the Mogadorians. The Mogadorians have destroyed his home planet, Lorien, and want to get rid of the 9 that escaped them.
When John and his protector Henri have to make a quick getaway to a small town in Ohio, John wants nothing more then to settle down once and for all. So he eventually makes friends, enemies (not that he has enough already), and possibly a girlfriend. By doing so he has to hide who he is, but he wants to tell them the truth.
So will John actually get what he wants the most? Will the people he cares about turn against him, if he tells his secret? Most importantly will John survive? Will the Mogadorians find him? How will they be beaten if they do locate him?
These are all the questions I had while reading. Friendship, belonging, and family are important in I Am Number Four. Number Four is a great hero. I wouldn't mind meeting him! Every single character will find a place in your heart. Well everyone besides the villains that is. The only thing that made sense till the end was the prologue. I thought it was a premonition of what was to come for Number Four. I'm just going to save you the frustration and tell you that it is what Number Three went through. I highly recommend this book. Even if you are not a big syfy fan, everyone will like/love reading I Am Number Four.