Thursday, March 31, 2011

Follow Friday (8) / Book Blogger Hop (7)

Follow Friday!  TGIF!!! Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee. It's a great way to meet new blogger friends!

This weeks question is:
Q. What is the book that you really don't want to admit to loving??
Hmmm... honestly, there aren't any books that I would say, "Omg, I can't believe I read that, but I loved it!"  I don't think anyone should be ashamed of what they read. :)

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:

"Since today is April Fool's Day in the USA, what is the best prank you have ever played on someone OR that someone has played on you?"


Hmmm... I don't think I ever did anything really bad. I once accidently turned my stepdad's hair green, if that count's!


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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #8 - Tris & Izzie

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

This week, I am waiting on:
Tris & Izzie
Author: Mette Ivie Harrison
Release Date:
October 11th 2011
Publisher: Egmont USA

A modern retelling of the German legend "Tristan and Isolde", "Tris and Izzie", is about a young witch named Izzie who is dating Mark King, the captain of the basketball team and thinks her life is going swimmingly well. Until-- she makes a love potion for her best friend Brangane and then ends up taking it herself accidentally, and falling in love with Tristan, the new guy at school.

Light, contemporary romantic fantasy for teens.

(UNOFFICAL description, subject to alteration)
Goodreads

Why I'm waiting on this book
:
Well, it sounds absolultely fascinating. It sounds like a great love story. I'm definitely going to see if I can find any books on Tristan and Isolde before this book is released. It also really helps that the cover is stunning! Go add this to your TBR list!

Here's a link to the authors website-
http://www.metteivieharrison.com/

What are you WoWing for this week?? Leave a comment with your link so I can check it out!

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (4) Die For Me

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!

This week's teaser is from...

Die For Me
by Amy Plum


Going home that night was like waking from a long sleep. When I was with Vincent i occasionally forgot about all the weird revenant stuff, but still felt like I was wandering through a Salvador Dali dreamscape.


I'm really enjoying this book so far!

What's your teaser for this week?? Leave a comment with your link so I can visit you back! Happy reading!
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Monday, March 28, 2011

Review: White Cat by Holly Black

White Cat
(Curse Workers #1)
Author: Holly Black
Publication Date: May 4th 2010
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 310
ISBN-13: 9781416963974
Source: Library

Available for Purchase:
B&N | Amazon | Simon & Schuster

Cassel comes from a family of curse workers — people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they're all mobsters, or con artists. Except for Cassel. He hasn't got the magic touch, so he's an outsider, the straight kid in a crooked family. You just have to ignore one small detail — he killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago.

Ever since, Cassel has carefully built up a façade of normalcy, blending into the crowd. But his façade starts crumbling when he starts sleepwalking, propelled into the night by terrifying dreams about a white cat that wants to tell him something. He's noticing other disturbing things, too, including the strange behavior of his two brothers. They are keeping secrets from him, caught up in a mysterious plot. As Cassel begins to suspect he's part of a huge con game, he also wonders what really happened to Lila. Could she still be alive? To find that out, Cassel will have to out-con the conmen.

Holly Black has created a gripping tale of mobsters and dark magic where a single touch can bring love — or death — and your dreams might be more real than your memories. Goodreads.com

My Review:
White Cat is a captivating mixture of curse workers and conmen. I read this book in just a few hours time. It was a quick, suspenseful read that kept my attention throughout the book. I really enjoyed reading this book.


Cassel is an outsider in his family full of curse workers. Relying heavily on his ability as a conman, he makes his own place in the world. He does what he had to do to get by. He has issues big time. He believes that he killed his best friend, which really messes with his mind. I like that he was not the perfect hero, but was flawed, just like the rest of us. I liked that the story was written from his POV. I don’t get to read many books where a guy is the main character, and it was really interesting.


I liked the other characters as well. Sam, Daneca, and Grandpa were well written as well. I didn’t care for the brothers or the mom, but I’m looking forward to reading more about them in the next book. I’m on the fence about Lila. I wanted to like her, but I didn’t want to as well.


The world Holly Black created was fascinating. The setting, characters and 'curse' were really cool to read about. There was a lot going on in the book, and sometimes it got confusing. But it all came together at the end. Now I just have to read book #2, Red Glove, to see what’s going to happen next!


Book Trailer:



Have you read this book?? Leave me a comment letting me know what you thought of it!
Happy Reading!

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

In My Mailbox #7

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at 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 is what is in my mailbox this week...

Sixteenth Summer - Michelle Dalton
The Summer Before Boys - Nora Raleigh Baskin
Incredibly Alice - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Between Here and Forever - Elizabeth Scott
Shift - Jeri Smith Ready
The Summer of Firsts and Lasts - Terra Elan McVoy


Wrapped - Jennifer Bradbury
Seven Sorcerers - Caro King

This week was a pretty slow book week for me. My family and I have been down all week with the flu, (not fun!), so I didn't actually manage to get anything other than a few galleys. ;)

What's in your mailbox??? Leave a comment with your link so I can visit you back! Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Follow Friday (7) / Book Blog Hop (6)

Follow Friday!  TGIF!!! Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee. It's a great way to meet new blogger friends!

This weeks question is:
Q. Inspired by the inane twitter trend of #100factsaboutme, give us five BOOK RELATED silly facts about you.
1. I am TOTALLY addicted to reading. :)

2. I've started collecting e-readers apparently. (I LOVE physical books, but I also love saving a tree too!) I still like books the best though.

3. I used to read general fiction books ALL the time.. Then I read The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, and fell in love with YA!!

4. I try to read while walking on the treadmill... it never turns out very well.

5.  Instead, I listen to audiobooks while I walk! :)~

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:
"If you could physically put yourself into a book or series…which one would it be and why?"

Hmmm... I'm 'going to say in The Mortal Instruments Series! Because it's my favorite series, and... come on.. Who wouldn't want to meet Jace?! LoL!


I also wanted to mention that made a Facebook account just for TheReaderBee. (I have Facebook, but it's kind of ackward talking to family and friends that are non-readers about books!) I made a regular account instead of a fan page, so that I could still communicate with friends. I would love to have some new Facebook Followers!

Click Here!
TheReaderBee on Facebook
or http://www.facebook.com/thereaderbee

I've also joined NetworkedBlogs, and would appreciate any followers there too!  --------->

Wow, I'm asking a lot today! LOL

Thanks for stopping by everyone! Please leave a comment with your link so I can follow you back!
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Review: Firelight by Sophie Jordan

Firelight
(Firelight #1)
Author: Sophie Jordan
Publication Date: September 7th 2010
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 323
ISBN13: 9780061935084
Source: Library

B&N | Amazon | HarperTeen


A hidden truth. Mortal enemies. Doomed love.

Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet among her kind, she nearly pays with her life. Until a beautiful stranger saves her. A stranger who was sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is a draki—a descendant of dragons whose greatest defense is her secret ability to shift into human form.

Forced to flee into the mortal world with her family, Jacinda struggles to adapt to her new surroundings. The only bright light is Will. Gorgeous, elusive Will who stirs her inner draki to life. Although she is irresistibly drawn to him, Jacinda knows Will's dark secret: He and his family are hunters. She should avoid him at all costs. But her inner draki is slowly slipping away—if it dies she will be left as a human forever. She'll do anything to prevent that. Even if it means getting closer to her most dangerous enemy.

Mythical powers and breathtaking romance ignite in this story of a girl who defies all expectations and whose love crosses an ancient divide.-Goodreads.com

My Review:
I finally managed to get a hold of Firelight from our public library. I’m so glad I did!

Firelight was definitely different than the other books I’ve been reading lately. No vampires, no werewolves… In this story, we have dragons! (Draki’s, to be exact.) The mythical world that Sophie Jordan created in this book was absolutely fascinating. The descriptions and the writing were wonderful.

The characters were great. I could relate to Jacinda’s struggle. She went from being the popular girl, living the life that she loved, to being taken away from that life and having nothing. She resented her mom and sister for making her live this life she hated. But she also wanted them to be happy, and she knew they were both happy living their new life. I felt bad for her. I resented her mom and sister. But I also understood her mom wanting to keep her safe.

I really liked Will’s character. He really hated what his family did, and he did whatever he had to do to keep people from getting close to his family. His relationship with Jacinda was really intense. He really surprised me in more ways than one.

The only hard part I had with this book, was actually picturing what a Draki would look like. They sound fascinating though!

All in all, this was a really good read! If you haven’t read it yet, you should definitely give it a read! I’m really looking forward to reading Vanished, which will be released on September 6th 2011!!


The Book Trailer:


Thanks for stopping by!
Have you read this book?? Leave me a comment and let me know what you thought. I'd love to hear from those that haven't read it yet as well! Happy Reading. :)

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #7 - Witch Song

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

This week, I am waiting on:
Witch Song
Author: Amber Argyle
Release Date:
September 1st 2011
Publisher:
Rhemalda Publishing
From Goodreads:

The world is changing.

For thousands of years, witch song has controlled everything from the winds to the shifting of the seasons. But not anymore. All the Witches are gone, taken captive by the dark Witch, Espen.

As the last echoes of witch song fade, Espen grows stronger as winter and summer come within the space of a day. Now she’s coming for the one she missed—a shy, untrained girl of fifteen named Brusenna.
Somehow, Brusenna has to succeed where every other Witch has failed. Find Espen. Fight her. Defeat her.
Or there won’t be anything left to save.

To read the first chapter, click here.

Why I am waiting on this book:
Firstly, the cover is just gorgeous! The story sounds really interesting as well. I can't wait to read it!

Here's a link to the authors website to get more info about the book! http://amberargyle.blogspot.com/

What's are you waiting on this week?? Leave a comment with your link so I can check it out! Happy Reading!


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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Review: The Dark Divine by Bree Despain

The Dark Divine
(The Dark Divine #1)
Author: Bree Despain
Publication Date: December 22nd 2009
Publisher: Egmont USA
Pages: 372
ISBN: 9781606840573
Source: Library

Available for Purchase:
B&N | Amazon | Egmont USA

A Prodigal Son. A Dangerous Love. A Deadly Secret.

Grace Divine—daughter of the local pastor—always knew something terrible happened the night Daniel Kalbi disappeared and her brother Jude came home covered in his own blood.

Now that Daniel's returned, Grace must choose between her growing attraction to him and her loyalty to her brother. As Grace gets closer to Daniel, she learns the truth about that mysterious night and how to save the ones she loves, but it might cost her the one thing she cherishes most: her soul. -Goodreads.com

My Review:
The Dark Divine was absolutely wonderful! I managed to snag a copy from the library, and I’m so glad that I did! The book really kept me guessing… Awesome, awesome read!

I loved the storyline, the character’s, the setting. It all blended beautifully into a wonderful story. I really connected with the characters as well. Especially Grace. I could feel her struggle with herself. She wanted to be her own person, but also wanted to please her family. She was a very down to earth, which is a nice change.

Just when I thought I had Daniel figured out, he threw me for another loop. I was eager to get as much information about him as I could. He turned out to be such a great character!! I also really enjoyed reading about her family. All the characters are well written in this book.

If you haven’t read this book yet, you totally should. It’s a quick, fascinating read that will leave you wanting more. Well, it certainly left me wanting more. I can’t wait to read the second book in the series, The Lost Saint! Enjoy!

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

In My Mailbox #6

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 is what is in my mailbox this week...

From the Library:



Forget You - Jennifer Echols
13 to Life - Shannon Delany

Ebooks:




Anna and the French Kiss - Stephanie Perkins
I finally got it for my Nook!!

For Review: Galleys:




The Girl in the Steel Corset - Kady Cross
Two Moon Princess - Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban
Bite Me - Parker Blue
Possession - Elana Johnson

For Review:




Wynter Chelsea - Becca Ritchie

The very sweet Becca Ritchie contacted me about reviewing the first book in the Wynter Chelsea series. Click the link above for more information on this book!


What's in your mailbox this week?? Leave a comment with your link so I can check it out!! Thanks for stopping by!
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Follow Friday (6) / Book Blog Hop (5)

Follow Friday!
TGIF!!! Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee. It's a great way to meet new blogger friends!

This weeks question is:
Q. How did you come up with your blog name?

I had a hard time coming up with a decent name. My business name is BusyBee (I design greeting cards), so I just thought ReaderBee was cute. It stuck! :)


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 read only one book at a time, or do you have several going at once?"

Most of the time I usually only read one book at a time. But sometimes, I can read more than one at a time and actually keep the stories straight! I don't do it often though. :)



Happy Friday everyone, thanks for stopping by! Please leave a comment with your link so I can visit you as well!


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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Review: NightShade by Andrea Cremer

NightShade
Author: Andrea Cremer
Publication Date: October 19th 2010
Publisher: Penguin Group
Pages: 452
ISBN: 9780399254826
Source: Library

Available for Purchase:
B&N | Amazon | Penguin USA

Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she'll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers.

But when she violates her masters' laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might lose everything— including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice? - Goodreads.com


My Review:Nightshade is one of those books that leave me asking myself... Why didn't I read this sooner??? This book was an absolutely fascinating read. I flew through it. Never a dull moment, there's always Something going on!

All of the characters in this book were well thought out. All of them had something going for them that made them stand out. I liked the main character, Calla. She's strong-willed. She's an Alpha, used to being the leader. Always wanting to do what's right to protect her pack members and her family. That's admirable.

To be brutally honest, I'm still on the fence about Ren and Shay. I kind of like them both. This love triangle was a bit... um... much. (Intense?) The pack members were great. I loved their interactions with one another. Especially after the two alphas were worried they wouldn't get along.

All in all, this book was really great. I loved the story and the characters. Now I'm anxiously looking forward to reading Wolfsbane, which will be released before you know it!
Have you read this book?? Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of it!
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #6

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

This week, I am waiting on:
Wolfsbane (Witches War #2)
Author: Andrea Cremer
Release Date: July 26th 2011
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers
From Goodreads:
This thrilling sequel to the much-talked-about Nightshade begins just where it ended.Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemy, and she's certain her days are numbered.

But then the Searchers make her an offer,one that gives her the chance to destroy her former masters and save the pack and the man she left behind. Is Ren worth the price of her freedom? And will Shay stand by her side no matter what? Now in control of her own destiny, Calla must decide which battles are worth fighting and how many trials true love can endure and still survive.
Why I am waiting on Wolfsbane:
I am currently reading Nightshade, and am LOVING it! The covers on these books are really gorgeous. I've been reading about the new covers as well, and I have to say... I like them both, but like the older ones a little better. If you haven't checked out Nightshade, you definitely should!

What are you waiting on this week??? Leave a link in the comments so I can visit your WOW!Happy Reading!

Pre-order your copy of Wolfsbane today:



Another great link- NightShade Website
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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Divergent Giveaway!

Win your very own copy of Divergent!

Just visit Miss Page- Turner's City of Books, and sign up to win a proof copy of Divergent. I can't wait to read this book!!


Goodreads-
In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself. During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.


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In My Mailbox (5)

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 is what is in my mailbox this week...

Library Books:

Wonderous Strange - Lesley Livingston
Stargazer - Claudia Grey
Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl


ARC's/Netgalley:

Pregnant Pause - Han Nolan
Never Eighteen - Megan Bostic
Dark of the Moon - Tracy Barrett
The Magnolia League - Katie Crouch

Ebooks:

Radiance - Alyson Noel


What's in your mailbox this week?? Leave a comment with your link so I can come see your IMM!

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