Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Teaser Tuesday #4

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted my MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play alone! Just do the following: 
  • Grab you'r current read
  • Open the book to a random page
  • Share with us two (2) "teaser" sentences from that page
  • Be careful not to include spoilers! (make sure what you share doesn't give away too much! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title of the book so other TT participants can add the book to their 
  • TBR pile if they'd like.   









"Miranda, trust me. That guy is a creep. Stay away from him."
"What do you know?" she demanded. "You've never even talked to him. You're just judging him because-"

~Dark Souls, page 116, Paula Morris




Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Teaser Tuesday #3




Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted my MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play alone! Just do the following:
  • Grab you'r current read
  • Open the book to a random page
  • Share with us two (2) "teaser" sentences from that page
  • Be careful not to include spoilers! (make sure what you share doesn't give away too much! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title of the book so other TT participants can add the book to their 
  • TBR pile if they'd like. 



Spellbound

"Whats this, his car cover?" she snickered. "He's a giant."
"No, you'r just a shrimp." I laughed, and Ashley threw the hoodie at me. She then leaned forward and said, "So, tell me everything!"

~Spellbound, page 80, Cara Lynn Shultz

Sunday, August 21, 2011

IMM #1



In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren, which allows you to post all of the books that you have received/bought/won this week. This is my first In My Mailbox, I've seen it all over and I love seeing what books people have got but I just never got around to doing one myself, until now.
  Bought:
      I only bought e-books this time 

Jenny Pox (The Paranormals, #1)
by J.L. Bryan 

Under the Stars
By Rebecca A. Rogers

The Reaping (The Fahllen #1)
by M. Leighton
                                                        Library Haul: 
 Normally I get a ton of books when I go, this week I only checked out one, but I made up for that in the ebooks. 

Entice (Need, #3)


Entice 
by Carrie Jones



Netgalley/Simon & Schuster GalleyGrab:

Drink, Slay, Love 
by Sarah Beth Durst 

Spellbound 
by Cara Lynn Shultz

Sacrifice (Crave #2) 
by Melinda Metz & Laura J. Burns 

The Pledge 
by Kimberly Derting

    Virtuosity 
      by Jessica Martinez



Cinderella: Ninja Warrior (Twisted Tales #1)
by Maureen McGowan

 
Sleeping Beauty (Twisted Tales #2) 
by Maureen McGowan

Own:
This book is for the Off The Shelf Challenge 
The Iron King (Iron Fey #1)
by Julie Kagawa

Thats what I got, what'd you get?




Friday, August 19, 2011

Free Friday #2

Today they have First, There is a River by Kathy Steffen.
First, There Is a River


First, There Is a River


Goodreads:
A family conceals a cruel secret.
Emma Perkins' life appears idyllic. Her husband, Jared, is a hardworking farmer and a dependable neighbor. But Emma knows intimately the brutality prowling beneath her husband's façade. When he sends their children away, Emma's life unravels.
A woman seeks her spirit.
Deep in despair, Emma seeks refuge aboard her uncle's riverboat, the Spirit of the River. She travels through a new world filled with colorful characters: captains, mates, the rich, the working class, moonshiners, prostitutes, and Gage, the Spirit's reclusive engineer. Scarred for life from a riverboat explosion, Gage's insight into heartache draws him to Emma, and as they heal together, they form a deep and unbreakable bond. Emma learns to trust that anything is possible, including reclaiming her children and facing her husband.
A man seeks revenge.
Jared Perkins makes a journey of his own. Determined to bring his wife home and teach her the lesson of her life, Jared secretly follows the Spirit. His rage burns cold as he plans his revenge for everyone on board.
Against the immense power of the river, the journey of the Spirit will change the course of their lives forever.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Tris and Izzie

                                         
  
Tile: Tris & Izzie
  
Author: Mette Ivie Harrison  


 Publisher: Egmont USA 


 Realease Date: October 11th 2011


                                                    


                            Thank you to NetGalley and Egmont USA! 

Summary (Goodreads): A modern retelling of the German fairytale "Tristan and Isolde", Tris and Izzie is about a young witch named Izzie who is dating Mark King, the captain of the basketball team and thinks her life is going swimmingly well. Until -- she makes a love potion for her best friend Brangane and then ends up taking herself accidentally, and falling in love with Tristan, the new guy at school.

Review: I've never heard of the German fairytale before. The reason I picked this book out was the cover, I have a bad habit of that, I judge books by their covers, and to me this book was a little disappointing. I read other books by Mette Ivie Harrison, and liked them. The characters were a little flat, the main character, Izzie, was childish, and whiny. The story was rushed and things in it happened for no apparent reason. The relationship between Tris and Izzie was so abrupt, and the love just happened, all at once, I know a love potion was involved but to me it was too fast.                                   
                

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Teaser Tuesday #2


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted my MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play alone! Just do the following:
  • Grab you'r current read
  • Open the book to a random page
  • Share with us two (2) "teaser" sentences from that page
  • Be careful not to include spoilers! (make sure what you share doesn't give away too much! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title of the book so other TT participants can add the book to their 
  • TBR pile if they'd like. 



Tris & Izzie



Love makes you say stupid stuff, though I don't think it technically lowers you'r chances of a scholarship.

He breathed and folded his arms around me again.


~Tris and Izzy, page 180, Mette Ivie Harrison

Friday, August 12, 2011

Free Friday #1

If anyone has a Nook, every Friday they give away a book. (I don't know if the Kindle has the same thing or not). The deals are only for today and today the free book is...
 
Barns & Noble:
Twelve-year-old Mack MacAvoy suffers from a serious case of mediumness. Medium looks. Medium grades. Medium parents who barely notice him. With a list of phobias that could make anyone crazy, Mack never would have guessed that he is destined for a more-than-medium life.
And then, one day, something incredibly strange happens to Mack. A three-thousand-year-old man named Grimluk appears in the boys’ bathroom to deliver some startling news: Mack is one of the Magnificent Twelve, called the Magnifica in ancient times, whatever that means. An evil force is on its way, and it’s up to Mack to track down eleven other twelve-year-olds in order to stop it. He must travel across the world to battle the wicked Pale Queen’s dangerous daughter, Ereskigal—also known as Risky. But Risky sounds a little scary, and Mack doesn’t want to be a hero. Will he answer the call?
A laugh-out-loud story filled with excitement and magic, The Magnificent Twelve: The Call is the first book in bestselling author Michael Grant’s hilarious new fantasy adventure series.

{I haven't read any of Michael Grant's book but his Gone series is on my to read list}

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Time Will Come #1

The Time Will Come is a weekly meme hosted by Jodie at Books For Company, I found this while looking for something to post on Thursdays, and thought it was a great idea, who doesn't have books on their shelf TBR? I know I have tons. :)
Want to join in?
-Pick a book you have been meaning to read
-Do a post telling us about the book
-Link the post up in the linky
-Visit the other blogs!
So the time has come to read...
From Goodreads:
The rules for a young English woman in 1799 are simple: Do what you're told; stay out of the way; and don't, under any circumstances, ask questions.

But Constance Blackchurch is insatiable, headstrong, and complex; and the quest to find her missing mother is too much to resist...

...as is Alexandre Sans-Nom, the pearl diver who steals her heart, uproots all of her social expectations, and can either ruin or save the family she loves.
 





This book has been on my shelf for some time now, it sounds good, I just haven't got around to reading it yet, I will though. :)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays #1

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read

  • Open the book to a random page

  • Share with us two (2) "teaser" sentences from that page

  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

  • Share the title of the book so other TT participant can add the book to there TBR pile, if they'd like

  • Could that possibly have come out any worse? Laurel thought dismally as she watched Tamani try -and fail- to suppress his amusement.
            "Okay," he said, again holding out his hand, which was sparkling with pollen and looking more than a little magical."

                               ~ Illusions, page 122, Aprilynne Pike

    Monday, August 8, 2011

    18th BDay Giveaway

    Jude from over at In Between Writing and Reading is going to be turning 18, and to celebrate she's going to be giving away four books from her Wish List! She's got some awesome books on her list.
     Here's her list:
     
     
     
     
     How to enter? Easy just head on over to In Between Writing and Reading for more info.

    Sunday, August 7, 2011

    It's been a while...



    I'm back, sorry for not posting anything for a long time, (well not since February) my computer broke down and I've been busy, anyways, I have a working pc now so I'll be able to start posting agian. Thank you for all the support. I plan on posting something soon.
     

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