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In My Mailbox (1)

Jan 23, 2011
Hello, In My Mailbox is a weekly IMM hosted by The Story Siren

This week's In My Mailbox includes:
Choker by Elizabeth Woods
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Slice of Cherry by Dia Reeves
Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead
Last Sacrifice also by Richelle Mead

These are some of the books that have been on my want list although there are still others like Anna and the French Kiss and Paranormalcy both of which my bookstore didn't have. And since I didn't do Cover Crazy last Monday my picks would have been Choker and City of Ashes, their covers are gorgeous along with the obvious Across the Universe. I can't wait to start reading these. Am I the only one who likes having piles of unread books just lying around? Happy blogging!

Follow My Book Blog Friday (2)

Jan 13, 2011

What makes up your non-human family?

Sadly, my only non-human family passed away a couple of years ago. He was a hamster I'd named, Ming, and his life was cut short after a couple of kids poured juice on him. I woke up to find him dead the next day in his cage, kids can be so cruel. He was the only "real" pet I ever owned other than a couple of tropical fishes and a huge, creepy fish my father bought that was always staring. Although, I'd really like a rabbit or a teacup piglet, I've already got names picked out for them. 

Happy Blogging!

Through The Grapevine: Melissa, Melissa

Jan 12, 2011
I'm a YA girl through and through, but I can't help but lust over two upcoming adult titles by Melissa Marr and Melissa de la Cruz. Who both have had great success with their YA series, Wicked Lovely and Blue Bloods.      
Graveminder by Melissa Marr which will be released May 17th of this year, tells the story of a young woman, Rebekkah Barrow, who discovers that her dead grandmothers odd traditions were more than just odd. In the small town of  Claysvile the dead will rise if their graves aren't properly minded.

Although it isn't your average zombie tale, I think Graveminder will be a very well written, chilling adventure. 

Witches of East End by Blue Bloods author Melissa de la Cruz is set to be released June 21st of this year. The first novel of a two book series follows the Beauchamp girls on their quest to restore the balance between good and evil, and stop their arch nemesis once and for all. 

Witches of East End is definitely another promising series for adult paranormal junkies who have a taste for witches.

Honestly, other than the fact that these two novels have great premises, what really attracted me to therm were their stunning covers, as always. I am very excited to read some reviews on both of them since both Melissa and Melissa have proven that they can hold their own weight in the fantasy and paranormal genre. 

Have you heard about these novels? Are they on your wishlist? Let me know your thoughts. 

Teaser Tuesday

Jan 11, 2011
I feel like I've been really overdoing it with memes lately, but they're are great way to get my thoughts out there in a fun, lucrative manner. On that note today is Tuesday, so I will be teasing with a snippet from a novel I've been working on called, Everything Breakable. It's about a girl, a drought, friendship, accidental homicide, and lots of other firsts. This is a little bit of the opening from my main characters perspective. Her name is Cassidy by the way.

It's super short, but let me know what you think.


Thanks for reading.

Cover Crazy (1)

Jan 10, 2011
Cover Crazy is a weekly meme hosted by Tawni over at The Bookworms. This week's pick is Luminous by Dawn Metcalf.

What I Love
  • Well, first of all, I absolutely love that the girl on the cover, as well as in the novel, is of a different racial background compared to many other YA novels.
  • I love how the purple of her blouse blends into the purple of the background.
  • I love the butterflies. I love the way they were incorporated into the cover art, or should I say they are the cover art. 
  • The font is simple and not too loud, so it doesn't take away from the cover one bit.
  • I love the way, Luminous, just rolls of your tongue, and you can almost feel just how amazing this novel is going to be.
This is on my 2011 list of wants (now).

Follow My Book Blog Friday (1)

Jan 8, 2011

What book(s) have you discovered lately from someone's book blog?

I've actually compiled a list of all the books I'm hoping to read this year. I'm now on book thirty six and the latest is, Prisoners in the Palace by Michaela MacColl. It tells the story of a young Princess Victoria through the eyes of  her maid, and it seems to have gotten a ton of good reviews on Goodreads. I don't usually venture into the genre of historical fiction, so this is a nice change of pace. Thank you YA bloggers for helping me discover this novel.

Through The Grapevine: Leading Role

Jan 5, 2011
I'm a newbie to Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series, but that doesn't mean I'm not super excited about a possible City of Bones movie.

Which leads me to the main point of this post, so apparently the fans have already spoken and they're dying to have Alex Pettyfer play the leading role of, Jace. Heartthrob, hero, and all around badass. Truthfully, was I the only one who was annoyed that he was going to be starring in I Am Number Four as well as Beastly, that was before I'd seen the trailers, of course.

That was before I'd seen this:

*fan girl squeal* Mr. Pettyfer, I think you should stop teasing and give us what we really want. 

Read the article, here.

Get It While It's Hot: Slice of Cherry

Jan 4, 2011

Dia Reeves's second novel, Slice of Cherry, has been on my want list every since I discovered it a couple of days ago, and I didn't even realize that today was its release date until earlier while browsing around. Don't you just love that cover, it's gorgeous, simple but suits the story quite well. When my novel grows up I want its cover to be just as good-looking as this one. *crosses fingers* 

Who wouldn't want to read a book where the main characters sit around sipping tea while planning their next murder?

I can't wait to get my hands on it.