Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wishlist Wednesday #3

Wishlist Wednesday, hosted by Pen to Paper, is a weekly meme that keeps track of the books that have been on you'r wishlist for a long time.

Falling Under (Falling Under, #1)

Goodreads: 
Theia Alderson has always led a sheltered life in the small California town of Serendipity Falls. But when a devastatingly handsome boy appears in the halls of her school, Theia knows she's seen Haden before- not around town, but in her dreams.
As the Haden of both the night and the day beckons her closer one moment and pushes her away the next, the only thing Theia knows for sure is that the incredible pull she feels towards him is stronger than her fear.
And when she discovers what Haden truly is, Theia's not sure if she wants to resist him, even if the cost is her soul.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Teaser Tuesday #11


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB @ Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab you'r current read
  • Open the book to a random page
  • Share with us two (2) "teasers" 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
Today my teaser comes from...
Divergent (Divergent #1)

“Not just a cloud of moths,” she says, “like…a swarm of them. Everywhere. All those wings and legs and…” She shudders and shakes her head.
“Terrifying,” Will says with mock seriousness. “That’s my girl. Tough as cotton balls.”
~ Divergent by Veronica Roth
- page 562.4

Sunday, November 27, 2011

In My Mailbox (IMM)# 9


In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren, which allows you to post books that you have received/bought/won this week.


Bought:
I never bought anything this week, I put my self on a book buying ban, with Christmas coming up. So I won't be buying any books until January. :(


NegGalley/Simon & Schuster GalleyGrab: 
Thanks to NetGalley & Disney-Hyperion 
The Way We Fall
The Way We Fall 
by Megan Crewe

Own:
The book I own I'm going to start reading sometime this week is 
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
 Divergent 
by Veronica Roth

That's what I got this week, what'd you get?

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Polls are in

Thanks to everyone who voted the results are in and the next book I'm going to read is.... 


Divergent (Divergent, #1)
Divergent 
by Veronica Roth

I'll soon start this book. Thanks again for helping me choose! 

Review: The Merchant's Daughter

The Merchant's Daughter


The Merchant's Daughter




Melanie Dickerson




Zondervan










Goodreads:
An unthinkable danger. An unexpected choice.Annabel, once the daughter of a wealthy merchant, is trapped in indentured servitude to Lord Ranulf, a recluse who is rumored to be both terrifying and beastly. Her circumstances are made even worse by the proximity of Lord Ranulf's bailiff---a revolting man who has made unwelcome advances on Annabel in the past.Believing that life in a nunnery is the best way to escape the escalation of the bailiff's vile behavior and to preserve the faith that sustains her, Annabel is surprised to discover a sense of security and joy in her encounters with Lord Ranulf. As Annabel struggles to confront her feelings, she is involved in a situation that could place Ranulf in grave danger. Ranulf's future, and possibly his heart, may rest in her hands, and Annabel must decide whether to follow the plans she has cherished or the calling God has placed on her heart.


Review:
Thanks to NetGalley and Zondervan for the opportunity to read and review this book. 
Retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I just love retellings, and I love books in this time zone. 
After Annabel Chapman's father, a wealthy merchant, dies, her family is left with nothing but debt. Annabel choses to work as a servant to the new lord of her village, Lord Ranulf le Wyse rather than marring the repulsive Bailiff Tom. Annabel has heard tales of the lord as a monstrous beast, while he is scarred terribly he couldn't be more "beastly". She begins to respect him; the lord even becomes a haven for Annabel when the bailiff sends unwelcomed advances toward her. While Annabel never intended to marry anyone, she wanted to become a nun, but her family couldn’t pay the expenses, she can't help the feelings that start to grow for Lord le Wyse. 
I’m not a huge Christian fan, but this book was easy to read even though Annabel reads from the bible every night but I kind of skimmed over those parts. Even though I’m not a fast reader, I read this book within a day. 



5/5 Stars

Friday, November 25, 2011

Free Friday #12

Today's free book for the Nook is...
The Liberation of Alice Love
The Liberation of Alice Love 
by Abby McDonald

Goodreads:
Clever and elegant, this novel forces you to think about how far you'd go to find the truth, and how many lies you'd tell to uncover it. Alice Love keeps her life (and boss, and family) running in perfect order, so when her bank card is declined, she thinks it's just a simple mistake. Sadly, someone has emptied her bank account, spending her savings on glamorous holidays, sexy lingerie, and a to-die-for wardrobe, and leaving Alice with lots of debt. But she soon wonders if perhaps her alter-ego's reckless, extravagant lifestyle is the one Alice should have been leading all along...
Praise for Abby McDonald:
"You can almost feel her copious talents bursting at the seams."
-Booklist

Thursday, November 24, 2011

A Time Will Come #8


The Time Will Come is a weekly meme hosted by Jodie @ Books for Company, which spotlights books that have been on you'r shelves for a long time.
Want to join?
-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 other blogs
This weeks book is...

Evermore (The Immortals, #1)
Goodreads:
Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever can see auras, hear people’s thoughts, and know a person’s life story by touch. Going out of her way to shield herself from human contact to suppress her abilities has branded her as a freak at her new high school— but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste. Ever sees Damen and feels an instant recognition. He is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy, and he holds many secrets. Damen is able to make things appear and disappear, he always seems to know what she’s thinking— and he’s the only one who can silence the noise and the random energy in her head. She doesn’t know who he really is— or what he is.  Damen is equal parts light and darkness, and he belongs to an enchanted new world where no one ever dies.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wishlist Wednesday #2

Wishlist Wednesday, hosted by Pen to Paper, is a weekly meme that keeps track of the books that have been on you'r wishlist for a long time.

Entangled
Goodreads:
The same questions whirl round and round in my head: 
What does he want from me? 
How could I have let this happen? 
AM I GOING TO DIE? 

17-year-old Grace wakes up in a white room, with a table, pens and paper - and no clue how she got here. 

As Grace pours her tangled life onto the page, she is forced to remember everything she's tried to forget. There's falling hopelessly in love with the gorgeous Nat, and the unravelling of her relationship with her best friend Sal. But there's something missing. As hard as she's trying to remember, is there something she just can't see? 

Grace must face the most important question of all. Why is she here? 

A story of dark secrets, intense friendship and electrifying attraction.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Teaser Tuesday #10

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB @ Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab you'r current read
  • Open the book to a random page
  • Share with us two (2) "teasers" 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 
Today my teaser comes from...
The Merchant's Daughter

"Thank you." She smiled, bobbed a quick curtsy, and fled from them, her face tingling with a self-conscious blush.
Like a bird escaping its cage, she flew up the manor house steps into the upper room and over to Mistress Eustacia's side, and began helping her set the trenchers on the table for the evening meal. 

~The Merchant's Daughter, Melanie Dickerson
-page 67

Sunday, November 20, 2011

In My Mailbox (IMM)# 8

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren, which allows you to post books that you have received/bought/won this week.
Bought:
Hunting Lila
Hunting Lila 
by Sarah Alderson

Shatter Me
Shatter Me 
by Tahereh Mafi

NetGalley/Simon & Schuster GalleyGrab: 
Thanks to NetGalley and Zondervan
The Merchant's Daughter
The Merchant's Daughter 
by Melanie Dickerson

That's what I got this week, what'd you get?

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Ashfall

Ashfall (Ashfall, #1)




Ashfall




Mike Mullin




Tanglewood Press













Gooreads: Under the bubbling hot springs and geysers of Yellowstone National Park is a supervolcano. Most people don't know it's there. The caldera is so large that it can only be seen from a plane or satellite. It just could be overdue for an eruption, which would change the landscape and climate of our planet.
Ashfall is the story of Alex, a teenage boy left alone for the weekend while his parents visit relatives. When the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts unexpectedly, Alex is determined to reach his parents. He must travel over a hundred miles in a landscape transformed by a foot of ash and the destruction of every modern convenience that he has ever known, and through a new world in which disaster has brought out both the best and worst in people desperate for food, water, and warmth. With a combination of nonstop action, a little romance, and very real science, this is a story that is difficult to stop reading and even more difficult to forget.


Review: Alex is you’re average teenager, he thinks his little sister is a brat, argues with his mother and would rather play World of Warcraft than do his homework. When his family decides to go to his Uncle’s farm, he stays home. A whole weekend home alone! It’s not going to be as peaceful as he thinks. Out of nowhere something falls through his roof and knocks him out, when he regains consciousness he finds himself stuck under his desk, with his house on fire, he manages to escape, retreating to his neighbor’s house for refuge. Once there he bunks down for a long and uncomfortable night. In the morning he discovers its pitch dark out and there’s a weird white ash covering everything. They soon discover a super volcano in Yellowstone National Park has exploded. Electricity is out, water has stopped, and vehicles don’t work. He stays at his neighbor’s house for a while until resources get tight and intruders break into the house with deadly intentions, making Alex flee. He makes the choice to travel to Warren to his uncle’s farm to find his family. Along the way he faces a homicidal lunatic name Target who cuts a gash into his side, and some gracious people along the way, including Mrs. Edmunds and her daughter Darla, who find him clinging to life in their barn. Alex is nursed back to health and he returns his gratitude by helping on their farm. When tragedy strikes again, they find Darla’s mom dead, Darla decides to accompany Alex along the journey to find his family. Food runs low and in their search for food and water they come across a mother with her children, corrupted FEMA workers, abandoned houses, and communities coming together to help each other. 
I could tell it was written by a man, not that it was bad or anything, I could just tell. This book is considered as a Young Adult book but I’d say it’s for a mature audience. This book was disturbing in some parts, with all the gore, and violence. It was realistic and heartbreaking in other parts. If you’re like me, an animal lover and don't care to eat meat, this book will turn you against eating meat all together. I don’t normally cry in books but this one I did. It was hard to put down, the end of each chapter left me hanging, I didn’t want to stop, not even to sleep, it kept me up most of the night.
The second book Ashen Winter comes out in October of 2012, that means I have to wait until next year for the second book?!?





 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Free Friday #11

Today's free book for the Nook is...

Tiger Eye (Dirk & Steele, #1)
Tiger Eye 
by Marjorie M. Liu

Goodreads:
Long ago they roamed the earth -- dragons, tigers…shapeshifters -- men who wore the forms of beasts. Their world was magic. Now it is gone.

But some remain…

He looks out of place in Dela Reese's Beijing hotel room -- exotic and poignant, some mythic, tragic hero of an epic tale. With his feline yellow eyes, he's like nothing from her world,. Yet Dela has danced through the echo of his soul, and knows this warrior will obey her every command.

Hari has been used and abused for millennia. But he sees, upon his release from the riddle box, that this new mistress is different. There is a hidden power in Dela's eyes -- and with her, he may regain all that was lost to him. Where once he savaged, now he must protect; where before he knew only hatred, now he must embrace love. Dela is the key.

For Dela, he will risk all.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Time Will Come #7


The Time Will Come is a weekly meme hosted by Jodie @ Books For Company, which spotlights books that have been on you'r shelves for a long time.
Want to join?
-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 other blogs
This weeks book is...
Star Crossed
Aries Rising 
by Bonnie Hearn Hill

Goodreads:
Aquarius Logan McRae is a high school sophomore in Terra Bella Beach, CA and has been working all semester to impress her teachers in order to get into the summer writing camp she desperately wants to attend. But when this ordinary girl finds an extraordinary book, Fearless Astrology, her life is changed forever. Applying what she-s learned about the zodiac, she lands her own column in the school paper and a date with the hottest guy in school! But when Logan threatens to catch the members of a secret society called The Gears, who have been vandalizing school property by reading the stars, she quickly learns that she is in over her head. Will Logan be able to catch The Gears, save her love life, keep her newspaper column, and get into the writing camp of her dreams all through the use of astrology?

 I don't know who even got me this book, I know that sounds really bad, but it  has been on my shelf for a least a year maybe more, I will get around to reading it, someday. :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wishlist Wednesday #1







Wishlist Wednesday, hosted by Pen to Paper, is a weekly meme that keeps track of the books that have been on you'r wishlist for a long time.

Warped

Goodreads: Tessa doesn't believe in magic. Or Fate. But there's something weird about the dusty unicorn tapestry she discovers in a box of old books. She finds the creature woven within it compelling and frightening. After the tapestry comes into her possession, Tessa experiences dreams of the past and scenes from a brutal hunt that she herself participated in. When she accidentally pulls a thread from the tapestry, Tessa releases a terrible centuries old secret. She also meets William de Chaucy, an irresistible 16th-century nobleman. His fate is as inextricably tied to the tapestry as Tessa's own. Together, they must correct the wrongs of the past. But then the Fates step in, making a tangled mess of Tessa's life. Now everyone she loves will be destroyed unless Tessa does their bidding and defeats a cruel and crafty ancient enemy.

 Magic, unicorns, and time travel, yes please. I love books about time travel. And the cover is pretty awesome as well.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Teaser Tuesday #9


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB @ Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab you'r current read
  • Open the book to a random page
  • Share with us two (2) "teasers" 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 
Today my teaser comes from...

Airborne (The Airborne Saga, #1)



“Does he need to stamp it to your forehead, kid? What he’s done far surpasses what a guy would do for a friend. Besides, it’s my job to read people and I've never been wrong about it yet.”
Avery didn’t protest again. Instead she quietly absorbed the words. Standing up, she backed away from the table.
~ Airborne, Constance Sharper
- page 278.7

Sunday, November 13, 2011

In My Mailbox (IMM)# 7


In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren, which allows you to post books that you have received/bought/won this week. 


Bought:
A Matter of Magic (Mairelon, #1-2)
A Matter of Magic 
by Patricia Wrede


Airborne (The Airborne Saga, #1)
Airborne 
by Constance Sharper 


Netgalley/Simon & Schuster GalleyGrab:  
Thanks to NetGalley and Bloomsbury Publishing
The Poisoned House
The Poisoned House 
by Michael Ford



That's what I got, what'd you get?


Friday, November 11, 2011

Free Friday #10

Today Barns and Noble is offering The Journey Home by Michael Baron. Get it while you can if you want because it's only free for today. :)

The Journey Home

Goodreads:
Joseph, a man in his late thirties, awakens disoriented and uneasy in a place he doesn't recognize. Several people are near him when he opens his eyes, all strangers. All of them seem perfectly friendly, but none of them can explain to him how he got there. They offer him a delicious meal and pleasant conversation in a beautifully decorated room. This would be a very nice experience if not for one thing: Joseph doesn't know where he is and he has no way to contact his wife, who he is sure is worried sick over him. Thanking the people for their hospitality, he leaves to make his way back home. The only problem is that whatever happened to him has stripped him of most of his memories. He knows he needs to get back to his wife, but he doesn't know how to find her. He sets out on a journey to find his home with no sense of where he's going and only the precious, indelible vision of the woman he loves to guide him.

Antoinette is an elderly woman in an assisted living facility. She’s spent the last six years there since her husband died, and most of those years have been happy. She enjoys the company of others in her situation and her son comes to visit often. But in recent months, she’s had a tougher and tougher time leaving her room. Her friends seem different to her and the world seems increasingly confusing. She spends an escalating amount of time on a journey inside her head. There, her body and mind haven’t betrayed her. There, she’s a young newlywed with a husband who dotes on her and an entire life of dreams to live. There, she is truly home.

Warren, Antoinette’s son, is a man in his early forties going through the toughest year of his life. His marriage ended, he lost his job, and in the past few months, his mother has gone from hale to increasingly hazy. Having trouble finding work, he spends more and more time by his mother’s bedside. But her lack of lucidity both frustrates and frightens him. With far too much time on his hands, he decides to try to recreate his memories of home by attempting to cook his mother’s greatest dishes using the rudimentary appliances available in her room. He finds the challenge surprisingly rewarding, especially because the only time he feels his mother is truly with him anymore is when she is eating the meals he prepares for her. 

Joseph, Antoinette, and Warren are three people on different searches for home. How they find it, and how they connect with one another at this critical stage in each of their lives, is the foundation for a profound and deeply moving story. 


It sounds interesting, it's now on my Nook.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A Time Will Come #6

The Time Will Come is a weekly meme hosted by Jodie at Books For Company, which spotlights books that have been on you'r shelves for a long time.
Want to join?
-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 other blogs
This weeks book is... 
Sleepless
Sleepless 
by Cyn Balog

Goodreads:
Eron DeMarchelle isn't supposed to feel this connection. He is a Sandman, a supernatural being whose purpose is to seduce his human charges to sleep. Though he can communicate with his charges in their dreams, he isn't encouraged to do so. After all, becoming too involved in one human's life could prevent him from helping others get their needed rest.

But he can't deny that he feels something for Julia, a lonely girl with fiery red hair and sad dreams. Just weeks ago, her boyfriend died in a car accident, and Eron can tell that she feels more alone than ever. Eron was human once too, many years ago, and he remembers how it felt to lose the one he loved. In the past, Eron has broken rules to protect Julia, but now, when she seems to need him more than ever, he can't reach her. Eron's time as a Sandman is coming to a close, and his replacement doesn't seem to care about his charges. Worse, Julia is facing dangers she doesn't recognize, and Eron, as he transitions back to being human, may be the only one who can save her. . . .

Even once they've become human again, Sandmen are forbidden to communicate with their charges. But Eron knows he won't be able to forget Julia. Will he risk everything for a chance to be with the girl he loves?

Cyn Balog's follow-up to Fairy Tale has more wit, more supernatural delights, and more star-crossed romance! Teen girls will love this story of a Sandman who falls in love with his human charge.

I don't know when I got this book, but it sounds really good. It's an ebook, I would rather read a printed book rather than an ebook, but I'll get around to reading it someday.

Cover & Contest

Here's the cover for A Want So Wicked by Suzanne Young the second book in the A Need So Beautiful series. 
Its beautiful. And the contest:
The Prizes
One (1) grand prize winner will receive a signed ARC of A Want So Wicked, a signed finished copy of A Need So Beautiful, and various swag from Suzanne Young.
Four (4) runners-up will each receive a signed ARC of A Want So Wicked.

                                                         Click the cover or  Here for the information. 

LC's 1000 Follower Giveaway!


Lea over at LCs Adventures in Libraryland has reached 1,000 followers, congratulations! And to celebrate she's  having a giveaway, you get to choose from  Faery Prize Pack, Fantasy Prize Pack, Dystopian Prize Pack, Contemporary Prize Pack, Historical Fiction Prize Pack, Werewolf Prize Pack, Vampire Prize Pack, Mermaid Prize PackMythology Prize Pack, or a Zombie Prize Pack How am I supposed to choose from them? For more info and to enter click on the button.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

500 Follower Giveaway!



Jennie over at My Cute Bookshelf has reached 500 followers and is hosting a giveaway! Congratulations! 

Shes offering a ton of books you could win! I'm just going to post the picture of the books she's giving away, because I'm kind of in a hurry right now, and kind of lazy as well :P but for more info click on the button at the top.
Here's the books she's offering:

Tankborn

Tankborn


Tankborn


Karen Sandler


384 pages


Lee & Low Books





Goodreads:
Best friends Kayla and Mishalla know they will be separated for their Assignments. They are GENs, Genetically Engineered Non-humans, and in their strict caste system, GENs are at the bottom rung of society. GENs are gestated in a tank and sent to work as slaves as soon as they reach age fifteen.
When Kayla is Assigned to care for Zul Manel, the patriarch of a trueborn family, she finds secrets and surprises; not least of which is her unexpected friendship with Zuls great-grandson. Meanwhile, the children that Mishalla is Assigned to care for are being stolen in the middle of the night. 
After weeks of toiling in their Assignments, mystifying circumstances enable Kayla and Mishalla to reunite. Together they hatch a plan to save the disappearing children. Yet can GENs really trust humans? Both girls must put their lives and hearts at risk to crack open a sinister conspiracy, revealing secrets no one is ready to face.

Thanks to NetGalley and Lee & Low Books for letting me read and review this book.

The beginning was kind of slow for me; I think it was the uniquely spelled words that slowed me down a little, but after the first couple of pages it quickly picked up.
This story takes place sometime in the future and is set on a planet called Loka, which closely resembles Earth. Kayla and her best friend, Mishalla, are GENs, Genetically Engineered Non-humans, GENs are not born but made. They are the lowest class in the social system. With trueborns being the highest and the lowborns  being the middle of the system. What’s the purpose of GENs? To serve as slaves to the trueborns.
When Kayla turns fifteen she is assigned as a caregiver to a trueborn elderly man, while Mishalla is assigned to taking care of orphan lawborn children. When the lowborn children start to disappear; she  puts her life at risk to find out what’s happening to them.
Tankborn is a great dystopian novel that any science fiction fan would love, it was fast paced and has a lot of twist and turns in it that I didn’t see coming. I would like to purchases the book just so I can re-read it sometime.

4/5 stars

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Teaser Tuesday #8


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB @ Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab you'r current read
  • Open the book to a random page
  • Share with us two (2) "teasers" sentences from the 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
Ashfall (Ashfall, #1)


"What in the world were you giving that guy at the clinic?" I asked. " It looks like ... Fruit Loops?"
"Yep, Kellogg's Fruit Loops," Dr. McCarthy said.
"Why?"
"We ran out of Special K."
~ Ashfall, Mike Mullin  
- page 448

Sunday, November 6, 2011

In My Mailbox (IMM)# 6

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren, which allows you to post all the books that you have received/bought/won this week.

Bought:
Crossed (Matched, #2)
Crossed 
by Ally Condie

Eve (Eve, #1)
Eve 
by Anna Carey

That's what I got, what'd you get?

Friday, November 4, 2011

Free Friday #9

It's Friday that means Barns and Noble is giving away a ebook for the Nook for free, and the book is...

Man Law (Private Protectors, #1)
Man Law (Private Protectors) 
by Adrienne Giordano

Goodreads:
 Security Consultant Vic Andrews lives by his Man Laws:

Never mess with you'r best friend's sister
Never get caught
Never get attached

But he can't deny his irresistible attraction to Gina Delgado, a young widow with three kids and plenty of strings attached. Even so, having a physical relationship doesn't mean they're "in a relationship."

Gina lost her husband to tragedy; she is not getting emotionally involved with another man in a dangerous profession. Sleeping with Vic is just stress relief.

Until one of Vic's assignments goes wrong and the target selects Gina and her kids for revenge. There's nothing Vic won't do to protect Gina and the children-the family he realizes, too late, he wants. He'll accomplish his mission but will he have lost his only chance at true love? 

83,000 words
 

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