Review: Arise (Hereafter #2) By Tara Hudson

2012, Harper Teen, paranormal romance, review, second in a series, Tara Hudson, young adult 0 Comments 2nd September, 2012

Arise by Tara HudsonPublisher: Harper TeenRelease date: June 5, 2012Source: PurchasedSeries: Hereafter #2 I absolutely adored Hereafter. I totally meant to reread it before reading Arise, but lately with blogging I’ve felt the pressure to read quickly and not focus on rereading things. But honestly, I need to let that go. Especially since rereading books in series as a new one comes out helps keep things fresh and makes the newest book more enjoyable. I honestly think Arise suffered from me not rereading Hereafter. I love Amelia and Josh as much as I did after finishing Hereafter, but this book… Read more »

Cover Reveal: Chantress by Amy Butler Greenfield

cover reveal 1 Comment 1st September, 2012

I love this cover, and the story sounds very interesting. I’ll definitely be checking this book out when it’s available. Anyone else excited about this book? Chantress by Amy Butler Greenfield Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books Release date: May 7, 2013 Sing and the darkness will find you. Shipwrecked on an island seven years ago, Lucy has been warned she must never sing, or disaster will strike. But on All Hallows Eve, Lucy hears tantalizing music in the air. When she sings it, she unlocks a terrible secret: She is a Chantress, a spell-singer, brought to the island not by… Read more »

Review: Grave Witch (Alex Craft #1) by Kalayna Price

2010, adult, first in a series, Kalayna Price, paranormal romance, review, RoC 0 Comments 31st August, 2012

Grave Witch by Kalayna PricePublisher: RoCRelease date: October 5, 2010Source: PurchasedSeries: Alex Craft #1Rating: Four stars! I haven’t been reading books like this since I started blogging, mainly because they take me a little more time to finish than young adult books do. But I’ve decided I’m going to go back to reading these as well, because I’ve always enjoyed them, and Grave Witch was a breath of fresh air for me. I loved this book. I was reading vampire books right before the publishing industry exploded with them. Once the shelves were over saturated with vampire novels, I got… Read more »

Cover Reveal: The Rules by Stacey Kade

cover reveal 0 Comments 30th August, 2012

I’ve been a fan of Stacey Kade’s Ghost and the Goth books for a couple years now, so I’m definitely excited to see what she’s written next now and that series is finished! It’s pretty much guaranteed that I will read this. Will anyone else? The Rules by Stacey Kade Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Release date: April 2013 1. Never trust anyone. 2. Remember they are always searching. 3. Don’t get involved. 4. Keep your head down. 5. Don’t fall in love. Five simple rules. Ariane Tucker has followed them since the night she escaped from the genetics lab where she was… Read more »

Review: Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

2012, Emmy Laybourne, Feiwel and Friends, first in a series, post apocalyptic, review, young adult 1 Comment 29th August, 2012

Monument 14 by Emmy LaybournePublisher: Feiwel & FriendsRelease date: June 5, 2012Source: LibrarySeries: Monument 14#1 So I have kind of a funny story that goes along with this book. I checked it out from the library on July 20, day 1 of my ten day vacation from work. It’s a hot and humid day, and because of the humidity I knew it was likely that we’d have some kind of storm. Just as I was walking into Walmart with my mom for lunch at the Subway inside there was already rain coming down fairly hard outside. I brought in Monument… Read more »

Review: Tokyo Heist by Diana Renn

2012, contemporary, Diana Renn, review, stand alone, Viking, young adult 1 Comment 16th August, 2012

Tokyo Heist by Diana RennPublished: Viking Children’s Books (Penguin)Released: June 14, 2012Source: Purchased This was a fun read, especially while on vacation. I love Japan and almost anything to do with Japan, though I’ve never once visited. I’ve been looking forward to reading this book ever since I discovered it a couple months ago, and I was not disappointed. I always love these whodunit mysteries that always leave you guessing. You think it’s character A because it’s so obviously character A, and yet you question your guess because that’s TOO obvious. I’m always unsure of my guesses because of this,… Read more »

Bout of Books 5.0

bout of books, readathon 3 Comments 13th August, 2012

Time Devoted to ReadingI will be reading every day, and since I’m not working full time this week that will give me more reading time! I also plan to try for two books a day on the two days off I have from work, so hopefully I can do that. Books to Read A Blue so Dark by Holly Schindler Circle of Silence by Carol M. Tanzman Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter On a Dark Wing by Jordan Dane Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake Wake by Amanda Hocking Lightbringer by K.D. McEntire Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson Additional… Read more »

Review: Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson

2012, contemporary, Delacorte Books, first in a series, Lauren Henderson, review, young adult 4 Comments 9th July, 2012

Flirting in Italian by Lauren HendersonPublisher: Delacorte BooksRelease date: June 12, 2012Source: PurchasedSeries: Flirting in Italian #1 I could not put this book down. I was in love with Flirting in Italian.Years ago I took a People to People student ambassador trip to three European countries, and Italy was one of them. This book makes me want to go back so much. Lauren Henderson does a great job of writing young sexy Italian men. I couldn’t get enough of Luca. Especially the interactions between Luca and Violet. There was insta-attraction, which I think is better than insta-love. And it felt… Read more »

In My Mailbox {52}

in my mailbox 6 Comments 8th July, 2012

This is a small amount of books for me to amass over the last few weeks, but I’m trying to hold back since I’ll be going to Portland in 2 weeks. I’ll get to visit my favorite bookstore Powell’s City of Books! I already have a gift card from my birthday in April I’ve been saving, plus some books I’ll be selling. Can’t wait for that. So I probably won’t have another IMM until August. On to the books. bought Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson Arise by Tara Hudson Dreamless by Josephine Angelini Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo… Read more »