Friday, June 24, 2011

FOLLOW FRIDAY: #7





Q. In light of the Summer Solstice. Also known as Midsummer...let's talk about fairies. What is your favorite fairy tale or story that revolves around the fae?

My favorite story that revolves around the fae would have to be Tithe by Holly Black. I read it back in middle school and it was the first novel (not including fairy tales) I read that didn't portray fairies as these cute things with wings! 

How about you?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Giveaway Winner! True Blood DVD Set

Congratulations to Ai_Luv_Love! You won Season 1 of True Blood on DVD! I’ll send you an e-mail soon so I can get the DVDs out to you asap! Thanks to everyone else for entering!
 
Winner selected by random.org

Friday, June 17, 2011

FOLLOW FRIDAY: #6




Q. Genre Wars! What's your favorite genre and which book in that genre made it your favorite? 

I would have to agree with Parajunkee on this one and say YA Dystopians. I love The Hunger Games (which I'm reading right now) but the real clincher was when I read Divergent. That book is amazing, beautiful, and heartbreaking. I loved every second of it.

How about you? What's your favorite genre?



Wednesday, June 15, 2011

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY: #3 - Eve by Anna Carey

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating! 

This week my selection is: EVE by Anna Carey
Publication Date: October 4, 2011 
 
From Goodreads: The year is 2032, sixteen years after a deadly virus—and the vaccine intended to protect against it—wiped out most of the earth’s population. The night before eighteen-year-old Eve’s graduation from her all-girls school she discovers what really happens to new graduates, and the horrifying fate that awaits her.

Fleeing the only home she’s ever known, Eve sets off on a long, treacherous journey, searching for a place she can survive. Along the way she encounters Caleb, a rough, rebellious boy living in the wild. Separated from men her whole life, Eve has been taught to fear them, but Caleb slowly wins her trust...and her heart. He promises to protect her, but when soldiers begin hunting them, Eve must choose between true love and her life.

What are you eagerly anticipating?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz

I can’t help the huge smile that is plastered on my face right now after turning the last page in SPELLBOUND. To say I enjoyed SPELLBOUND would be an understatement. I know I always say this but I didn’t know what to expect with SPELLBOUND. I didn’t expect to find myself grinning from ear to ear after I turned page after page. This book was not only funny, filled with mush, and sarcastic remarks, it was also able to balance the lighthearted with some pretty dark situations. Here’s the synopsis from Goodreads:

What's a girl to do when meeting The One means she's cursed to die a horrible death?

Life hasn't been easy on sixteen-year-old Emma Conner, so a new start in New York may be just the change she needs. But the posh Upper East Side prep school she has to attend? Not so much. Friendly faces are few and far between, except for one that she's irresistibly drawn to—Brendan Salinger, the guy with the rock-star good looks and the richest kid in school, who might just be her very own white knight.

Emma was not only funny; she was strong headed and stood up for herself. She was an easy character to relate to, her sense of humor made her endearing, her need to stand up for the ones she loved made her admirable, and her past made her seem that much stronger as a person. I related to her on all different levels and it was great to see her character change and grow.

Her love interest, Brendan, was a knight in shining armor; he was strong, smart, and would do anything to protect Emma. I fell in love with him just as much as Emma did. The chemistry between Brendan and Emma was perfect.

Once I started, I couldn’t put the book down. SPELLBOUND kept me riveted, even though I wanted more Witch-tastic-ness (because I found that really fascinating and I want more Witch books out there!)  there was just enough to hold my attention and leave me wanting more. This book is a must-read with enough love to keep you satisfied, enough humor to keep you grinning, and enough tension to keep you on the edge of your seat. You should definitely pick it up when it comes out on June 28th!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Karsten Knight: Author Video

Check out Karsten Knight, author of WILDEFIRE in this video from Simon & Schuster. I thought this was pretty hilarious!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

FOLLOW FRIDAY: #5

Q. The magic book fairy pops out of your cereal box and says "you and your favorite character (from a book of course) can switch places!" Who are you going to switch with?

Umm... I don't know! I think I would switch places with the obvious answer, Hermione Granger. She's smart, she doesn't take crap from anyone, and she's powerful! If I picked a non-magical person I think it would have to be... Tris from Divergent or Ginny from The Only Alien on the Planet, both are strong female leads and I love that about them. Can you tell how indecisive I am?  

Who would you pick? 

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