Monday, December 27, 2010

Forget Me Not! (4)


Forget me not is a weekly meme dedicated to books that are not brand new but still worthy of reading and are on out TBR list. If you would like to particulate make your own FMN post and link it to the Mr. Linky below! Have fun and Happy Reading!
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This weeks FMN is: 

Incarceron is a prison unlike any other: Its inmates live not only in cells, but also in metal forests, dilapidated cities, and unbounded wilderness. The prison has been sealed for centuries, and only one man, legend says, has ever escaped.
   
Finn, a seventeen-year-old prisoner, can’t remember his childhood and believes he came from Outside Incarceron. He’s going to escape, even though most inmates don’t believe that Outside even exists. And then Finn finds a crystal key and through it, a girl named Claudia.
   
Claudia claims to live Outside—her father is the Warden of Incarceron and she’s doomed to an arranged marriage. If she helps Finn escape, she will need his help in return. But they don’t realize that there is more to Incarceron than meets the eye. Escape will take their greatest courage and cost far more than they know.
   
Because Incarceron is alive.







Have you read it? What do you think of Taylor playing Finn? 
Share your thoughts and make sure to share your own FMN post! 
Happy Reading!


Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

Just wanted to wish everyone a happy holidays!! 
Whatever you celebrate I hope you have a wonderful holiday! 

Sorry I have been so scarce, with Christmas and work I have been super busy, but I promise I will pick up blogging very soon. Thanks to everyone for hanging in there with me! 
  

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Do Judge a By it's Cover: Wildefire


"Do" judge a book by its cover is a weekly meme hosted here. Have you ever picked up a book because of its cover? Of course you have. Well here we get to look at some of the outstanding covers that are coming out soon! To participate, just link back here and grab the pic, and let everyone know what your favorite cover of the week is!


 This weeks fantastic cover is:



Ashline Wilde never received an instruction manual on how to be a 16-year-old Polynesian volcano goddess. If she had, it might have contained helpful warnings such as:


• Dreaming about your (thankfully) mortal boyfriend may cause your bed to spontaneously combust
• Oven mitts should be worn at all times during heavy make-out sessions


Instead, Ash has to learn these life lessons the hard way as her dormant powers erupt at the most awkward times. In the wake of a hometown tragedy, Ash transfers to Blackwood Academy, a boarding school nestled in California’s redwoods, where a group of fellow gods-on-earth have mysteriously convened. As if sophomore year couldn’t get any worse, her storm goddess older sister, the wild and unpredictable Eve, resurfaces to haunt Ashline. With a war between the gods looming over Blackwood, Ash must master the fire smoldering within her before she clashes with her sister one final time, which leads us to life-lesson #3:


• When warm and cold fronts collide, there’s guaranteed to be a storm.

Coming July 26, 2011

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My Thoughts: I have to say this is is one of my absolute favorite book covers of all time.
 I can not wait to read this one! 

Whats your favorite cover of the week?


Monday, December 13, 2010

Forget Me Not! (3)


Forget me not is a weekly meme dedicated to books that are not brand new but still worthy of reading and are on out TBR list. If you would like to particulate make your own FMN post and link it to the Mr. Linky below! Have fun and Happy Reading!
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This weeks FMN is: 


When Wendy Everly was six-years-old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn't until eleven years later that Wendy finds out her mother might've been telling the truth. 

With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed - and it's one she's not sure if she wants to be a part of.




Have you read it?
I think it looks really good!

Whats your Forget Me Not book of the week?
Make sure to link it to the Linky below!
Happy Reading!

WOW Thats a low price!

Hi Guys,
I just wanted to share with you some of my weekly findings. I was out doing a bit of Christmas shopping and I was at Big Lots. I came across these two books and they were both marked for $3.. I thought wow thats a great price. So when I got to the register they rang it up and guess what... both of them were only 54 cents... can you believe it. two hard cover books (that I had on my wish list) and I got them both for $1.08. Pretty awesome huh! Do you have a Big Lots near you? You should check it out, maybe you can find a super awesome book too for only 54 cents!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Forget Me Not! (2)

Forget me not is a weekly meme dedicated to books that are not brand new but still worthy of reading and are on out TBR list. If you would like to particulate make your own FMN post and link it to the Mr. Linky below! Have fun and Happy Reading!
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This weeks FMN is: 
Some secrets shouldn't be kept...
Up until three months ago, everything in sixteen-year-old Camelia's life had been fairly ordinary: decent grades; an okay relationship with her parents; and a pretty cool part-time job at the art studio downtown. But when Ben, the mysterious new guy, starts junior year at her high school, Camelia's life becomes anything but ordinary.
Rumored to be somehow responsible for his ex-girlfriend's accidental death, Ben is immediately ostracized by everyone on campus. Except for Camelia. She's reluctant to believe the rumors, even when her friends try to convince her otherwise. She's inexplicably drawn to Ben...and to his touch. But soon, Camelia is receiving eerie phone calls and strange packages with threatening notes. Ben insists she is in danger, and that he can help--but can he be trusted? She knows he's hiding something... but he's not the only one with a secret.
From the best-selling author of Blue is for Nightmares comes a story of paranormal romance that's sure to be a thrilling and chilling teen favorite.





Have you read it? Do you want to?
Let me know what you think and don't forget to share your own Forget Me Not book!



Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Author Spotlight: Francesca Lia Block & Giveaway!


Please Welcome Francesca Lia Block
Author of The Frenzy

1) Could you tell us a bit about yourself.
Francesca: I"ve been publishing since 1989. I write fiction, short stories, poetry, non-fiction with a penchant for urban fairy tales set in L.A. where I live and teach writing workshops that are also offered online.

2) What was the inspiration for writing The Frenzy?
 Francesca: The Frenzy is my female Werewolf story. . I am currently interested in monsters as metaphor for female coming of age,sexuality/creative force.

3) Were there any personal experiences that went in to writing The Frenzy?
Francesca: Yes. Two people in my life inspired it in particular and the town is based on a small town in Ohio I have visited. THe mom is based on a certain female politician...LIv's character was loosely based on someone I know.

4) Was Liv's character based on anyone or was she a purely made up character? What is she like?
Francesca: Liv is powerful but needs to learn how to use her power and channel her energy. She loves animals and nature and needs her freedom and to find who she really is.

5) What was your inspiration in the cover art for The Frenzy?
Francesca: The cover art came mostly from my wonderful editor,Tara Weikum. We are working with close ups on the last few covers. I made a few suggestions regarding the intesne green of the eye etc.

6) Do you plan to have The Frenzy as a stand alone novel or part of a series? 
Francesca: It is a stand alone novel but it, Pretty Dead and my new book are all connected and I may write something that joins the characters together in the future.

7) Do you write to music? If so, what is your favorite?
Francesca: I can't write to music but i Love music, all kinds. It inspires me a great deal.

 8) What do you plan on doing in the future?
Francesca: Just finished an adult novel THE LEMENNTALS that I am very excited about!

9) What are you reading right now?
Francesca: I want to get Tana French's latest. I am reading my students' manuscripts.

 10) Who are a few of your favorite authors?
Francesca: Garcia Marquez, Angela Carter, Emily Dickenson, Keats, YEats, Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, collette, Salinger...

11) Anything you would like to add?
Francesca: I love my readers. They have been so supportive and I feel very grateful! flb

Thank you so much Francesca for stopping by!

Make sure to stop by Francesca's website HERE!

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Love is a werewolf, influenced by the moon and terror, and always about to change.

Liv has a secret.
Something happened to her when she was thirteen. Something that changed everything. Liv knows she doesn’t belong anymore—not in her own skin, not in her family . . . not anywhere. The only time she truly feels like herself is when she’s with her boyfriend, Corey, and in the woods that surround her town.
But in the woods, a mysterious woman watches Liv. In the woods, a pack of wild boys lurks. In the woods, Liv learns about the curse that will haunt her forever. The curse that caused the frenzy four years ago. And that may cause it again, all too soon.
While Corey and Liv’s love binds them together, Liv’s dark secret threatens to tear them apart as she struggles to understand who—or what—she really is. And by the light of the full moon, the most dangerous secrets bare their claws. . . .



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PEOPLE PITY ME, BUT MOSTLY THEY FEEL ENVY. I HAVE ALL THE LUXURY AND FREEDOM A GIRL MY AGE COULD WANT.

Something is happening to Charlotte Emerson. Like the fires that are ravaging the hills of Los Angeles, it consumes her from the inside out. But whether it is her eternal loneliness, the memory of her brother, the return of her first love, or the brooding, magnetic Jared-she cannot say. What if it's something more...

Something to do with the sudden tear in her perfect nails. The heat she feels when she's with Jared. The blood rushing once again to her cheeks and throughout her veins.

For Charlotte is a vampire, witness to almost a century's worth of death and destruction. But not since she was a human girl has mortality touched her.

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Wanna win one of these books by Francesca Lia Block? Well here's your chance!

1 winner will receive there their choice of either The Frenzy or Pretty Dead!
Open Internationally
Ends 1-1-11

Contest Closed!

Waiting on Wednesday: Burn Bright



"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by
that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating!

This week I am waiting for:

Into a world of wild secrets and deadly pleasures comes a girl whose innocence may be her greatest strength.

In Ixion music and party are our only beliefs. Darkness is our comfort. We have few rules but they are absolute . . .

Retra doesn’t want to go to Ixion, the island of ever-night, ever-youth and never-sleep. Retra is a Seal – sealed minds, sealed community. She doesn’t crave parties and pleasure, experience and freedom.

But her brother Joel left for Ixion two years ago, and Retra is determined to find him. Braving the intense pain of her obedience strip to escape the only home she’s ever known, Retra stows away on the barge that will take her to her brother.

When she can’t find Joel, Retra finds herself drawn deeper into the intoxicating world of Ixion. Come to me, whispers a voice in her head. Who are the Ripers, the mysterious guardians of Ixion? What are the Night Creatures Retra can see in the shadows? And what happens to those who grow too old for Ixion?

Retra will find that Ixion has its pleasures, but its secrets are deadly. Will friendship, and the creation of an eternal bond with a Riper, be enough to save her from the darkness?

Listen well, baby bats. Burn bright, but do not stray from the paths. Remember, when you live in a place of darkness you also live with creatures of the dark.

What are you waiting for?

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