Brand new look for Starry Sky Books!

blog news 6 Comments 24th April, 2012

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 I still eventually would like to save up for a custom design, I think I’ll be very happy with this design in the mean time. What do you guys think? Do you like it? Hate it? Let me know!

Review: Partials by Dan Wells

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

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 on Long Island. The threat of the partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to the disease in over a decade. Humanity’s time is running out. When sixteen-year-old Kira learns of her best friend’s pregnancy,… Read more »

YA Contemporary – I’ve been converted.

discussion post 8 Comments 20th April, 2012

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 reading more and more contemporary stories. I decided to high light some of my favorites in this post, as a shout out to a genre that I’m coming to love as much as I love fantasy. BEFORE BLOGGING Before blogging… Read more »

Review: Belles by Jen Calonita

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

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 known, and, unfortunately, inserting her into the glamorous lifestyle of Emerald Cove doesn’t go so well. Her cousin Mirabelle Monroe isn’t thrilled to share her life with an outsider, and, in addition to dealing with all the rumors and backstabbing… Read more »

Review: The Fame Game by Lauren Conrad

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

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 the hot reality show L.A. Candy. Now Madison’s ready for her turn in the spotlight and she’ll stop at nothing to get it. Sure, she’s the star of a new show, but with backstabbing friends and suspicious family members trying… Read more »

In My Mailbox {46}

in my mailbox 18 Comments 7th April, 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. traded I traded for these back in February, before my extended “break.”  Shifting by Bethany Wiggins In Too Deep by Amanda Grace Pink Smog by Francesca Lia Block The Thorn and the Blossom by Theodora Goss bought over the last month Bridge of Dreams by Anne Bishop The Gray Wolf Throne by Cinda Williams Chima Partials by… Read more »

April TBR Pile

monthly tbr pile 1 Comment 6th April, 2012

Since we’re already nearly a week into April, this months TBR only has six books. So here’s what I’ll be reading and reviewing this month. Have any of you read these yet? If you have, let me know what you think, or link me to your review!

Why hello there, long time no see!

blog news 4 Comments 5th April, 2012

So it has been about a month since I decided to leave the blogging world. Well guess what? I’m missing it. I know my reading has suffered. I’ve been wracked with indecision on what to read next since I finished Arcadia Awakens (awesome book) on March 8. Since then I’ve only read one other book (Anna Dressed in Blood, very good) and four volumes of manga (Sailor Moon). So I think I’ll be coming back to the blogging world. But just a warning: I will not be posting every single day. That’s part of what turned me off last time…. Read more »

Major decision was made

blog news 11 Comments 4th March, 2012

I love reading, that will never change. But right now reading feels like a job, and I don’t want it to be a job since it is my way to escape into other worlds. So I’ve come to the decision to quit blogging, for now. I did not come to this decision lightly, or quickly. I’ve been toying with it off and on since probably November. Maybe even a little earlier. Every now and then something would pop up that would rekindle the excitement for blogging, but those occasions are few and far between now. I doubt I’ll ever start… Read more »

Early Review: Unbreak My Heart by Melissa C. Walker (eARC)

2012, Bloomsbury, Melissa C. Walker, review, stand alone, young adult 1 Comment 3rd March, 2012

Unbreak My Heart by Melissa C. Walker Publisher: Bloomsbury USA ChildrensRelease date: May 22, 2012Source: Publisher via NetgalleyPurchase: Book Depository Sophomore year broke Clementine Williams’ heart. She fell for her best friend’s boyfriend and long story short: he’s excused, but Clem is vilified and she heads into summer with zero social life. Enter her parents’ plan to spend the summer on their sailboat. Normally the idea of being stuck on a tiny boat with her parents and little sister would make Clem break out in hives, but floating away sounds pretty good right now. Then she meets James at one… Read more »