Follow Friday & Blogger Hop (1)

book blogger hop, follow friday 21 Comments 28th January, 2011

 Follow My Book Blog Friday is hosted, as you can see, by Parajunkee.  And to answer the question: What is/was your favorite subject in school? My favorite subject in school was history. Especially ancient history. Loved learning about Rome, Egypt, Greece, everything and anything B.C. “What book are you most looking forward to seeing published in 2011?  Why are you anticipating that book?” Twilight’s Dawn by Anne Bishop, one of my favorite authors of all time. I’ve read all of the Black Jewel’s Realm books, as well as her Fae trilogy, and Ephemera duology. I just love her.

Fallen Angel by Heather Terrell

2010, first in a series, Harper Teen, Heather Terrell, review, young adult 0 Comments 25th January, 2011

I was a little too busy yesterday to do this, but I did get it done today! Fallen Angel by Heather TerrellPublisher: Harper TeenReleased: December 28, 2010Source: BoughtRating: 3 out of 5 starsCover: 4 out of 5 stars From Amazon:A new guy named Michael has been watching Ellie at school. It is soon revealed that he remembers Ellie from a trip their families took years ago, though Ellie has no similar recollection. But being near Michael awakens her desire to learn the truth about herself, which seems that only Michael knows. Guess what? Her recurrent dreams about flying are not… Read more »

In My Mailbox (2)

in my mailbox 8 Comments 23rd January, 2011

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. Boy this week went by fast. Here’s what I bought this week! None of it actually came in the mail. All links go to their GoodReads page. Dragon Blood (Hurog #2) by Patricia Briggs Dragon Bones (Hurog #1) by Patricia Briggs The Hob’s Bargain by Patricia Briggs Tracking the Tempest (Jane True #2) by Nicole Peeler Shadowspell (Faeriewalker #2) by Jenna Black Need (Need #1) by Carrie Jones Captivate (Need #2) by Carrie Jones Vampire Academy (#1) by… Read more »

The Friday 56 (1)

friday 56 1 Comment 22nd January, 2011

Since I’ve started Fallen Angel by Heather Terrell, which will be the next book I review, I thought I could use this opportunity to share a small sample of the book! This meme is hosted by Freda’s Voice.  Rules:*Grab a book, any book.*Turn to page 56.*Find any sentence that grabs you.*Post it. Fallen Angel by Heather Terrell “Before I could reach the rocky cliffs bordering the ocean, I noticed a clear blue light coming from a house near the beach – a serious departure from my dream’s customary path.” I’m nearly halfway done with it already, so the review… Read more »

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, Beth Revis, first in a series, Razorbill, review, young adult 4 Comments 21st January, 2011

Across the Universe by Beth RevisPublisher: RazorbillReleased: January 11, 2011Source: BoughtRating: 5/5Cover: 5/5From GoodReads:A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder. Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules. Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer… Read more »

Waiting on Wednesday (1)

waiting on wednesday 4 Comments 19th January, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, showcasing an upcoming release that you’re looking forward to. Here’s mine for this week! The Demon Trapper’s Daughter by Jana Oliver From Amazon: Riley Blackthorne just needs a chance to prove herself – and that’s exactly what the demons are counting on…Seventeen-year-old Riley, the only daughter of legendary Demon Trapper, Paul Blackthorne, has always dreamed of following in her father’s footsteps.  The good news is, with human society seriously disrupted by economic upheaval and Lucifer increasing the number of demons in all major cities, Atlanta’s local Trappers’ Guild… Read more »

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, Cynthia Hand, first in a series, Harper Teen, review, young adult 0 Comments 19th January, 2011

Unearthly by Cynthia HandPublisher: Harper TeenReleased: January 4, 2011Source: BoughtRating: 5/5Cover: 5/5 Synopsis from the front flap:Clara Gardner has recently learned that she’s part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, Something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn’t easy. Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets… Read more »

In My Mailbox (1)

in my mailbox 15 Comments 16th January, 2011

I’ve been buying a lot of books recently, so I thought I’d take part in this meme hosted by The Story Siren. Edit: Added in a picture of Across the Universe, which wasn’t in the first picture I took. It was bothering me. XVI by Julia KarrTiger’s Curse by Colleen HouckFallen Angel by Heather TerrellUnearthly by Cynthia Hand (Nearly finished)Across the Universe by Beth Revis Adding those to my ever growing piles of books, I’m looking forward to reading them!

Lost Voices by Sarah Porter

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, first in a series, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, NetGalley, review, Sarah Porter, young adult 1 Comment 15th January, 2011

Lost Voices by Sarah PorterPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtRelease: July 4, 2011Source: NetGalleyRating: 4/5 Synopsis from HMH website: Fourteen-year-old Luce has had a tough life, but she reaches the depths of despair when she is assaulted and left on the cliffs outside of a grim, gray Alaskan fishing village. She expects to die when she tumbles into the icy waves below, but instead undergoes an astonishing transformation and becomes a mermaid. A tribe of mermaids finds Luce and welcomes her in—all of them, like her, lost girls who surrendered their humanity in the darkest moments of their lives. Luce is thrilled… Read more »

Chalice by Robin McKinley

Ace, review, Robin McKinley, young adult 0 Comments 14th January, 2011

Chalice by Robin McKinleyPublisher: Ace (Paperback Mass Market)Released: November 24, 2009 (Mass Market)Source: BoughtRating: 3/5From the Shelfari: As the newly appointed Chalice, Mirasol is the most important member of the Master’s Circle. It is her duty to bind the Circle, the land and its people together with their new Master. But the new Master of Willowlands is a Priest of Fire, only drawn back into the human world by the sudden death of his brother. No one knows if it is even possible for him to live amongst his people. Mirasol wants the Master to have his chance, but her… Read more »