Posts By: Chelsey C.

Review: 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad

Review: 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad

May 2, 2012 2012, Johan Harstad, Little Brown and Co, review, stand alone, young adult 2

172 Hours on the Moon by Johan HarstadPublisher: Little, Brown Release date: April 17, 2012Source: Purchased It’s been decades since anyone set foot on the moon. Now three ordinary teenagers, the winners of NASA’s unprecedented, worldwide lottery, are about to become the first young people in space–and change their lives forever.Mia, from Norway, hopes this will be her punk band’s… Read more »

Review: Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

Review: Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

April 29, 2012 2012, review, Sarah Ockler, Simon Pulse, stand alone, young adult 1

Bittersweet by Sarah OcklerPublisher: Simon PulseRelease date: January 2012Source: PurchasedSeries: Standalone Once upon a time, Hudson knew exactly what her future looked like. Then a betrayal changed her life, and knocked her dreams to the ground. Now she’s a girl who doesn’t believe in second chances… a girl who stays under the radar by baking cupcakes at her mom’s diner… Read more »

May 2012 TBR Pile

May 2012 TBR Pile

April 29, 2012 monthly tbr pile, readathon 2

 It’s already the fifth month of this year! Where has time gone? It’s just flying by at the speed of light. Anyways, this month is going to be an awesome month. So many great books are coming out, a couple of which I plan to read immediately, and others of which will probably wait a while. I don’t have money… Read more »

Books That I Bought This Week!

Books That I Bought This Week!

April 26, 2012 book haul, in my mailbox 13

Four of these I actually just bought tonight, and one last week. I went to the bookstore tonight to see if they had Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris, because I absolutely loved it so much when I read the ARC that I needed a finished copy on my shelf too. Well, I found Unraveling, as well as two other books that… Read more »

Brand new look for Starry Sky Books!

Brand new look for Starry Sky Books!

April 24, 2012 blog news 6

I’ve been changing around my look every now and then, never really happy with what I have. And at this time I can’t afford to pay for a custom design, so when I stumbled upon Delicious Design Studio and noticed they had a couple of free designs I immediately pounced! I love the simplicity of it, and the colors. While… Read more »

Review: Partials by Dan Wells

Review: Partials by Dan Wells

April 22, 2012 Balzer and Bray, Dan Wells, first in a series, review, young adult 1

Partials by Dan WellsPublisher: Balzer + BrayRelease date: February 28, 2012Source: PurchasedSeries: Partials #1 Humanity is all but extinguished after a war with partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the world’s population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together… Read more »

YA Contemporary – I’ve been converted.

YA Contemporary – I’ve been converted.

April 20, 2012 discussion post 8

I’m going to come straight out and say it: Until I started blogging, I wasn’t a fan of contemporary books. I love fantasy. I love visiting other worlds, and meeting people that aren’t always actually human. Those kinds of books are always great for escaping every day life when you’re having a rough day. But lately I seem to be… Read more »

Review: Belles by Jen Calonita

Review: Belles by Jen Calonita

April 15, 2012 2012, first in a series, Jen Calonita, Poppy, review, young adult 1

Belles by Jen CalonitaPublisher: PoppyRelease date: April 10, 2012Source: PurchasedSeries: Belles #1 Fifteen-year-old Isabelle Scott loves her life by the boardwalk on the supposed wrong side of the tracks in North Carolina. But when tragedy strikes, a social worker sends her to live with a long-lost uncle and his preppy privileged family. Isabelle is taken away from everything she’s ever… Read more »

Review: The Fame Game by Lauren Conrad

Review: The Fame Game by Lauren Conrad

April 8, 2012 2012, first in a series, Harper Teen, Lauren Conrad, review, young adult 2

Book title and author namePublisher: Harper TeenRelease date: April 3, 2012Source: Finished copy for review from publisherSeries: The Fame Game #1 In Hollywood, fame can be found on every corner and behind any door. You just have to know where to look for it. Nineteen-year-old Madison Parker made a name for herself as best frenemy of nice-girl-next-door Jane Roberts on… Read more »

In My Mailbox {46}

In My Mailbox {46}

April 7, 2012 in my mailbox 18

 In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren, showcasing what you received in the mail, bought, or borrowed from friends or the library for that week. So here’s what I got this week! All links lead you to Goodreads. traded I traded for these back in February, before my extended “break.”  Shifting by Bethany Wiggins In… Read more »