Monday, February 28, 2011

Cover Crazy (3) Starcrossed

Cover Crazy was created by The Book Worms. For all the information about creating your own Cover Crazy post, click here.

This week I am cover crazy about...
Starcrossed
Josephine Angelini
This cover is just gorgeous! I can't stop looking at it. The girl, the dress blowing in the wind, (love the purple!), the stormy clouds in the sky, and the water. I just love it.

The cover says, "A gorgeous, haunting saga." -Lauren Kate. The cover looks haunting to me!

I was lucky enough to receive the ARC from Netgalley and HarperTeen for this book last week, and I'm itching to start it!

What book are you cover crazy for this week?? Leave a link so I can see what you like!
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Sunday, February 27, 2011

In My Mailbox (3)


In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. It's a great way to showcase the books you've gotten over the week, whether they are bought, borrowed or free.


This week was actually a pretty good book week for me... I got a lot of good books from the library, and a lot of good ARC's from Netgalley. My reading list will be nice and full for a while. :)

From the library:

Firelight: Sophie Jordan
Glimmerglass: Jenna Black
The Lying Game: Sara Shepard
The Devouring: Simon Holt
Radiant Shadows : Melissa Marr
The Sky Is Everywhere : Jandy Nelson
Ash: Malinda Lo

I have to say I am REALLY thankful I have such a great public library!

ARC's/Netgalley:

Mercy: Rebecca Lim
Die For Me: Amy Plum
Starcrossed: Josephine Angelini
HereAfter: Tara Hudson
The Last Little Blue Envelope: Maureen Johnson
Bumped: Megan McCafferty
The Goddess Test: Aimee Carter

I'm looking forward to reading all these books in the coming weeks... I think I need to learn to read a bit faster though! So many books, so little time!

What's in your mailbox?? Leave a comment with your link so I can come visit you!

Happy Reading All!

PS.
I just want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone that is following my blog!! 100 Followers is amazing!! Thank you so much!!!

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Sunday Confessions: Are you a Moody Reader?

"Sunday Confessions is a weekly meme started by Marcie at To Read or Not to Read, as a way to get to share a bit about herself and also learning more about me and you. Sometimes its about books and book related topics and sometimes it's not. This is all in good fun and I would love it if you would participate.

"This week's question:
Are you a moody reader?

I don't think I'm a moody reader... I'm usually really good at reading whatever. I love hearing about a new book, and just HAVING to have it. Sometimes I get moody until I get said book. Does that count? :o)~

Are you a moody reader? Leave a comment with a link to your post!

Happy Sunday!

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

On My Wishlist (3)

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where I list all the books I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It's also an event that you can join in with too - Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own 'On My Wishlist' post. If you want to know more click here.


This week I have on my wishlist...

Demonglass (Hex Hall #2)
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Pub. Date: March 1, 2011
Publisher: Hyperion Books
Pages: 368
Age Range: Young Adult

Goodreads:
Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch. That was the whole reason she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (aka witches, shapeshifters, and fairies). But that was before she discovered the family secret, and that her hot crush, Archer Cross, is an agent for The Eye, a group bent on wiping Prodigium off the face of the earth.

Turns out, Sophie’s a demon, one of only two in the world—the other being her father. What’s worse, she has powers that threaten the lives of everyone she loves. Which is precisely why Sophie decides she must go to London for the Removal, a dangerous procedure that will destroy her powers.

But once Sophie arrives she makes a shocking discovery. Her new friends? They’re demons too. Meaning someone is raising them in secret with creepy plans to use their powers, and probably not for good. Meanwhile, The Eye is set on hunting Sophie down, and they’re using Archer to do it. But it’s not like she has feelings for him anymore. Does she?

I cannot wait to read this book! I finished Hex Hall last week, (which I LOVED!), and I'm anxious to see what's going to happen in Demonglass!!
What's On Your Wishlist today??? Leave a comment with your link, and I'll follow you back! :)

Happy Saturday, All!

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Follow Friday (3)/ Book Blogger Hop (2)

Follow Friday!
TGIF!!! Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee.This weeks question is:

Q. Share your current fav television show! Tell us a bit about it...

I don't watch much TV anymore, but my favorite show is definitely:


I LOVE Glee! I just can't get enough of it. The people, the drama, the singing... I love that sometimes their version of the song sounds better than the original!



Book Blogger Hop!!

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Crazy-For-Books.com. It's a great way to meet new people and friends around the blogworld!

Today's question is:
"Do you ever wish you would have named your blog something different?"

Sometimes, yes I do. I wish I was creative enough to come up with a really awesome name, but I'm not. My business name is BusyBee, so I thought ReaderBee would be a good name for my book blog. Not original, I know, but it seems to suit me. :)

Thanks for stopping by! Please leave a link so I can visit your Follow Friday and/or Book Blogger Hop post!!

Happy Friday All!


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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Cover Reveal - Vanish by Sophie Jordan

Vanish
Author: Sophie Jordan
Release Date: September 6th 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins (HarperTeen)
Pages: 304
Genre: Young Adult

From Goodreads:
To save the life of the boy she loves, Jacinda did the unthinkable: She betrayed the most closely-guarded secret of her kind. Now she must return to the protection of her pride knowing she might never see Will again—and worse, that because his mind has been shaded, Will’s memories of that fateful night and why she had to flee are gone.

Back home, Jacinda is greeted with hostility and must work to prove her loyalty for both her sake and her family’s. Among the few who will even talk to her are Cassian, the pride’s heir apparent who has always wanted her, and her sister, Tamra, who has been forever changed by a twist of fate. Jacinda knows that she should forget Will and move on—that if he managed to remember and keep his promise to find her, it would only endanger them both. Yet she clings to the hope that someday they will be together again. When the chance arrives to follow her heart, will she risk everything for love?


In bestselling author Sophie Jordan’s dramatic follow-up to Firelight, forbidden love burns brighter than ever

This cover was release today! Isn't it gorgeous! I have Firelight on hold from the library, and will be starting it soon!

Happy Reading!

For more info, visit:
http://www.harperteen.com/books/Vanish-Firelight-Novel-Sophie-Jordan/?isbn=9780061935107
http://www.bookscompleteme.com/2011/02/vanish-by-sophie-jordan-cover-reveal.html
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6448468-vanish
http://twitter.com/#!/SoVerySophie

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Hex Hall
(Hex Hall Series #1)
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Publisher: Hyperion
Publication Date: March 2nd 2010
Pages: 352
Age Range: Young Adult
ISBN-13: 9781423121398
ISBN: 1423121392

From Goodreads.com:
Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father--an elusive European warlock--only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.
By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire student on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.
As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her..


My Review:
So, I finally got around to reading Hex Hall, and let me tell you, I literally flew through this book. It was really quick paced, and kept my attention throughout the book.

The characters are great. I really liked Sophie. She is so sweet, and just an all around great friend. I love that she stuck up for her friend, even it it meant everyone else being against her. She also kind of reminded me of myself, with the getting into trouble without actually meaning to. ;)

The other characters in this book were well thought out also. I enjoyed Jenna, Archer, and even the mean girls, Elodie and her crew.

This book kept me guessing right up to the end. (I was wrong in my guess too.) I read it in less than 24 hours, it was that good. I can't wait to read the next book, Demonglass! Happy Reading!

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Waiting on Wednesday #3 - Passion

Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week, I am waiting on....
Passion
Author: Lauren Kate
Release Date: June 14th 2011
Publisher: Random House
ISBN-13: 9780385739160
ISBN: 0385739168

Sypnosis from Goodreads.com:
Before Luce and Daniel met at Sword & Cross and fought immortals at Shoreline, they lived many lives. . . .

After the cliffhanger ending in Torment, I can't wait to get a copy of this!

What are you waiting on this week?? Leave a link to your blog so I can check it out! Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Paranormalcy
Author: Kiersten White
Publication Date: August 31st 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages: 335
Age Range: Young Adult
ISBN-13: 9780061985843
ISBN: 0061985848

Summary from Goodreads.com:
Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours.

But Evie’s about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.
So much for normal.

My Review:
All Evie wants is to be normal. To have the normal life of a sixteen year old girl, to go to school, have a locker, a driver’s license, and friends. And, most importantly, to not be alone. Instead, Evie is an employee of IPCA, (also known as International Paranormal Containment Agency), where she bags and tags paranormal creatures of all kinds. She has a rare gift, she can see through any paranormal’s glamour, and see their true selves. Her ex-boyfriend is a faerie that's trying to lure her to his world, and she's finding herself falling in love with an unknown paranormal shape-shifter that broke into IPCA with his own agenda. Will her life ever be normal???

I picked up Paranormalcy at the library because of the good reviews it has gotten. Boy am I glad I did! This book was hilarious! It is a great mixture of action, comedy and romance. I really enjoyed it!

I really liked Evie's character. She was funny, but also kick-butt. She definitely knew how to take care of business. She's so funny when she talks about her beloved pink with rhinestones Taser, affectionately known as, Tasey. lol I really felt bad for her, she was so lonely. I can't imagine a life like that.

Lend, the shape-shifter, was also awesome! Sweet and charming, and he wasn't all macho like most hero's are. He was actually scared in some parts. That was a nice change. Such a sweet couple!

The plot of the book was really great. Definitely not what I was expecting, and it was a nice change.

If you like paranormal books, you will really enjoy this one. I know I did! I can't wait to read book 2, Supernaturally, which the cover was just released for. GORGEOUS!

Happy Reading!



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Teaser Tuesday (1) Paranormalcy

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
•Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser is from: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

"Tasers are a one-size-fits-all paranormal but kicking option. Mine is pink with rhinestones."


Thanks for visiting! Leave a link so I can check out your Teaser Tuesday!
Happy Reading!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Cover Crazy (2) Supernaturally

Cover Crazy was created by The Book Worms. For all the information about creating your own Cover Crazy post, click here.


This week I am cover crazy about...
Supernaturally
Author: Kiersten White

I absolutely love this cover. I love the way her dress matches the background. The red/brown/orange blends really well together. The dress is stunning, and I love that her hair is blowing in the breeze.

I also love that they used the same girl that is on the cover of Paranormalcy, which I am currently reading. She's very pretty, and I am glad they used her again.

This cover is gorgeous! I can't wait to get ahold of the book. :)

What book are you Cover Crazy over?? Leave your link so I can come by and visit your post!

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Reading!

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Cinderella: Ninja Warrior by Maureen McGowan

Cinderella: Ninja Warrior
Author: Maureen McGowan
Publication Date: April 1st 2011
Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books
Pages: 320
Age Range: Young Adult
ISBN-13: 9781607102557
ISBN: 1607102552

Summary from Goodreads.com:
In this fast-paced story full of adventure and romance, Cinderella is more than just a servant girl waiting for her prince—she's a tough, fearless girl who is capable of taking charge of a dangerous situation. Seeking to escape the clutches of her evil stepmother, Cinderella perfects her ninja skills and magic talents in secret, waiting for the day when she can break free and live happily ever after. In a special twist, readers have the opportunity to make key decisions for Cinderella and decide where she goes next—but no matter the choice; the result is a story unlike any fairy tale you've ever read!

My Review:
Cinderella: Ninja Warrior is a retelling of the classic fairytale Cinderella, with an added mix of wizardy and ninja fighting. Another plus is that the book allows you to chose your own adventure!

After the death of her mom, and then her dad, Cinderella is at the mercy of her evil step-mother and step-sisters. She waits on them hand and foot, and is treated badly in return. She trains in secret, hoping to one day defeat her evil step-mother and escape with her cat, Max, and to one day live happily ever after.

I really liked the characters. Cinderella was strong-willed and determined. I like Max, the cat, as well. The step-mother and sisters were about the same as they are in the original fairytale...evil!

This book was lots of fun. I really enjoyed reading it! The mixture of wizardry and martial arts was definitely interesting. The added bonus of being able to decide what was going to happen was a great fun. I believe there were 8 different ways you could mix and match the book.

If you love the original Cinderella story, you will like this book as well. Lots of fun and romance. I really enjoyed it!

Thanks to Netgalley and Baker & Taylor Publishing Group for allowing me to read and review this book!
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Saturday, February 19, 2011

In My Mailbox (2)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. It's a great way to showcase the books you've gotten over the week, whether they are bought, borrowed or free.



Here are the books I picked up this week...

Bought:
None this week, although I'm really tempted to buy Across the Universe and Anna and the French Kiss. ;)

Borrowed from the library:


Nightshade - Andrea Cremer
The Dark Divine - Bree Despain
The Body Finder - Kimberly Derting
Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver

It was a good week for the library this week. Now I just have to find time to actually read these books!

Thanks for stopping by! What's in your mailbox? Leave me a link so I can visit your post. :)
Happy Reading!

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Sunday Confessions : What book would you want to be transported into???

"Sunday Confessions is a weekly meme started by Marcie at To Read or Not to Read, as a way to get to share a bit about herself and also learning more about me and you. Sometimes its about books and book related topics and sometimes it's not. This is all in good fun and I would love it if you would participate."

This week's question:
If you could be transported into any book, what book would it be?

Hmmm, this is a tough decision! If I were going to be transported into any book for just a few hours, I would totally say any Jane Austen book. I love the time period, the language, the clothing. However, I wouldn't want to stay long. I'm too attached to my computer and blackberry, and well... all modern conveniences. ;)
Otherwise, I would say... The Mortal Instrument series. I just can't get enough of those books. And I love, love, LOVE Jace! The writing and descriptions are so wonderful... I just want to be there!

What book would you be transported into?? I look forward to hearing your answer!


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On My Wishlist (2)

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where I list all the books I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It's also an event that you can join in with too - Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own 'On My Wishlist' post. If you want to know more click here.

Across the Universe
Author: Beth Revis
Published: January 2011
Genre: Young Adult

Summary from GoodReads.com
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 malfunction. Someone-one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship-tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.

Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.

I have seen SO many reviews on this book this week. I can't wait to get my hands on it!

Anna and the French Kiss
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Published:
Genre: Young Adult

Summary from GoodReads.com
Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris—until she meets √Čtienne St. Claire: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home.

As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near-misses end with the French kiss Anna—and readers—have long awaited?


This book has gotten RAVE reviews. It's definitely on my wishlist!

Sooo, what's on your wishlist this week???

Thanks for visiting! Leave a link and I will come visit you too. :) Happy Reading!

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Follow Friday (2)/ Book Blogger Hop (1)



Yay, it's finally Friday!!! Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee.

This weeks question is:
If you are a fan of Science Fiction what is your favorite book? If you haven't read Science Fiction before...any inkling to? Anything catch your eye?

I've only read a little bit of SciFi... I recently read I Am Number Four and enjoyed it. So I would definitely consider reading more!


Book Blogger Hop

This week I'm also going to join in on the Book Blogger Hop!

Each week there is a new question to answer, which is fun and also helps to get to know each other better. This week's question:
"What book(s) would you like to see turned into a movie?"

There are SOOOO many books that I would like to see turned into movies.
The Darkest Powers Series - Kelley Armstrong
Soul Screamers Series - Rachel Vincent
Iron Fey Series - Meghan Kagawa
Hunger Games series - Suzanne Collins
Vampire Academy Series - Richelle Mead
And a few that already are being turned to movie:
Mortal Instruments - Cassandra Clare
Wake Series - Lisa McMann
Beastly - Alen Flinn
I Am Number Four - Pittacus Lore

Thanks for stopping by! Leave a link and I will come by your blog as well!

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (2) - City Of Fallen Angels



"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

City Of Fallen Angels : The Mortal Instruments Series
Publication Date : April 5th, 2011

From Goodreads.com:
“City of Fallen Angels takes place two months after the events of City of Glass. In it, a mysterious someone’s killing the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine’s Circle and displaying their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to provoke hostility between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, leaving tensions running high in the city and disrupting Clary’s plan to lead as normal a life as she can — training to be a Shadowhunter, and pursuing her relationship with Jace. As Jace and Clary delve into the issue of the murdered Shadowhunters, they discover a mystery that has deeply personal consequences for them — consequences that may strengthen their relationship, or rip it apart forever. Meanwhile, internecine warfare among vampires is tearing the Downworld community apart, and only Simon — the Daylighter who everyone wants on their side — can decide the outcome; too bad he wants nothing to do with Downworld politics. Love, blood, betrayal and revenge: the stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.”

I cannot WAIT to get this book! It's been a long year since I read City of Glass. I need more Jace time. :)

What book are you waiting on?? Leave your link so I can come visit you!

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