Taking a Breather.

blog news 0 Comments 15th February, 2012

Some of you may have noticed that my posts have been decreasing every week. I’m currently in a blogging slump. I’m getting to a point where I’m not having fun with this right now. I think I’ve been pressuring myself too much to do so many things, blog related and not blog related. My reading hasn’t suffered thankfully though. But I’ve decided to take a break. This will last 3 weeks, which will give me time to organize things and do other stuff that’s been put on the back burner for a while. Hopefully by the end of the three… Read more »

Review: Fever by Lauren DeStefano

2012, around the world tours, Lauren DeStefano, review, second in a series, Simon and Schuster, young adult 1 Comment 14th February, 2012

Fever by Lauren DeStefanoPublisher: Simon and SchusterRelease date: February 21, 2012Source: Around the World ToursSeries: The Chemical Garden #2Purchase: Book Depository Running away brings Rhine and Gabriel right into a trap, in the form of a twisted carnival whose ringmistress keeps watch over a menagerie of girls. Just as Rhine uncovers what plans await her, her fortune turns again. With Gabriel at her side, Rhine travels through an environment as grim as the one she left a year ago – surroundings that mirror her own feelings of fear and hopelessness. The two are determined to get to Manhattan, to relative… Read more »

Review: The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong

2011, first in a series, HarperCollins, Kelley Armstrong, review, young adult 2 Comments 6th February, 2012

The Gathering by Kelley ArmstrongPublisher: HarperRelease date: April 12, 2011Source: PurchasedSeries: Darkness Rising #1Purchase: Book Depository Sixteen-year-old Maya is just an ordinary teen in an ordinary town. Sure, she doesn’t know much about her background – the only thing she really has to cling to is an odd paw-print birthmark on her hip – but she never really put much thought into who her parents were or how she ended up with her adopted parents in this tiny medical-research community on Vancouver Island. Until now. Strange things have been happening in this claustrophobic town – from the mountain lions that… Read more »

In My Mailbox {44}

in my mailbox 22 Comments 5th February, 2012

 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. for review A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink {already read and reviewed} Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin {read, review soon} Life as I Blow it by Sarah Colonna {pictured below}  bought  over the last couple of weeks Article 5 by Kristen Simmons Incarnate by Jodi Meadows {arc review} Wings of the Wicked by… Read more »

Review: A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink

2012, around the world tours, Dial Books, first in a series, Michelle Zink, review, young adult 0 Comments 3rd February, 2012

A Temptation of Angels by Michelle ZinkPublisher: Dial BooksRelease date: March 20, 2012Source: Around the World ToursPurchase: Book Depository Even angels make mistakes in this page-turning epic romance… When her parents are murdered before her eyes, sixteen-year-old Helen Cartwright finds herself launched into an underground London where a mysterious organization called the Dictata controls the balance of good and evil. Helen learns that she is one of three remaining angelic descendants charged with protecting the world’s past, present, and future. Unbeknownst to her, she has been trained her whole life to accept this responsibility. Now, as she finds herself torn… Read more »

Harper YA Imprint Reading Challenge Wrap Up!

Harper Imprint Challenge 5 Comments 3rd February, 2012

I did much better this go around than I did last time! My goal was to read 5-8 books, and I read 7. You can see which ones here. How did everyone else do? Pretty well it seems since there were 62 reviews linked up throughout the month! Awesome job guys. To see those, go here. As I said in the wrap up post, if you guys do your own wrap up post on how you did this month I’ll do one last giveaway. So link to yours in the comments! All Harper giveaways, and my blogoversary giveaway will go… Read more »

January Wrap Up

monthly wrap up 1 Comment 1st February, 2012

I forgot to do one of these in December, so this will also include at least December reviews. Reviewed in December Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer A Touch Morbid by Leah Clifford Dark Eden by Patrick Carman Don’t Breathe a Word by Holly Cupala Incarnate by Jodi Meadows   Reviewed in January The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams Forbidden by Syrie James & Ryan James Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood Read in January Forbidden by Syrie James & Ryan James Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood Wings of the Wicked by Courtney… Read more »

The Second Harper Readathon!

Harper Imprint Challenge, readathon 3 Comments 29th January, 2012

I was reminded today that I had this planned for tomorrow, so here it is. The readathon starts at 9am, wherever you are, and ends Monday at 9am. And you do not have to be participating in the overall reading challenge for the month to read in the readathon! The only rule is of course to read YA Harper books from their YA imprints. I’m not using a linky for link up this time, if you decide to participate and make a post about it, just comment with link! For me, my only goal is to read Masque of the… Read more »

Drama Drama Drama.

miscellaneous 3 Comments 29th January, 2012

Hi! My name is Chelsey, and I am a book addict. I am also a drama addict, but only as long as it’s drama in my favorite TV shows, movies, or books. There’s been way too much going on in the blogosphere though. I feel like we’re all forgetting why we’re doing this in the first place: love of reading and sharing that love. In the year I’ve been blogging, I’ve never spoken up anytime something controversial was happening. Maybe that’s because sometimes I missed out on the event entirely. Who knows. This time I am, because January has brought… Read more »

Harper YA Challenge 24 Hour Giveaway

giveaway, Harper Imprint Challenge 12 Comments 27th January, 2012

Yes, this was supposed to be up yesterday. I had something scheduled yesterday that was unavoidable, and did not have time to get this post up. I only got home from this thing today, a couple hours ago. Sorry for the delay, but there was nothing I could do about it. Anyways lets get this started! Pay attention, because there will be TWO GIVEAWAYS in this post. One for INTERNATIONAL entrants, and one for US ONLY. Both are under the cut. PLEASE NOTE: You do NOT have to be participating in the reading challenge to enter the giveaways. These are… Read more »