Monday, May 30, 2011

Review: Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

Starcrossed
(Starcrossed #1)
by Josephine Angelini
Release Date: May 31st 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780062011992
Source: e-ARC

Where to Buy:
B&N | Amazon | BAM |
The Book Depository | Borders | HarperTeen
How do you defy destiny?

Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it's getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. At school she's haunted by hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they're destined to play the leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout history.

As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry, she realizes that some myths are more than just legend. But even demigod powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her and Lucas together—and trying to tear them apart. -Goodreads


Starcrossed is a wonderful mixture of Greek mythology, and a forbidden love. The book started off a little slow, but soon I became so fascinated that I flew through the pages. It made for a read that I really enjoyed!

All of the characters, including the secondary ones, were well written. I really liked and related to the main character, Helen. She was shy and almost introverted. (So am I.) But she was like this for a reason, to keep people from noticing how different she was. We do see her grow more confident in herself throughout the book, especially after she meets Lucas. Ah Luke… I love Luke! Their relationship was really interesting, especially in the beginning. I wasn’t sure where the author was going to go with it, but I love where it went. I really liked Luke’s family as well. His sister and cousins really made the book interesting. Especially Hector, I liked him. Helen’s best friend, Claire, was one of my most favorite characters in the book. She was a feisty little thing! I really grew to care for all of these characters.

The plot was very creative and I found the mythology to quite interesting. I’ve read quite a few books lately that have dealt with mythology, and I definitely think this is one of the better ones. The ending of the book left me hanging a bit, in a way that I just really want to read the next book in the series. Like, now, please!

Overall, this was a book that I really enjoyable read for me. It will definitely be a welcome addition to my bookshelf, and I’m anxiously looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

I am sending a huge thank you to HarperTeen and Netgalley for allowing me to read and review this book. I really enjoyed it!

Starcrossed Book Trailer:

Saturday, May 28, 2011

In My Mailbox #16

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's what's in my mailbox this week...

For Review:


Legacy - Cayla Kluver (Netgalley)

Really excited to read this, Harlequin has really great YA books. I know I've said that before!


From Library:

13 Reasons Why - Jay Asher

This was recommended to me by Petra @ Safari Poet. I'm really excited to read it!

This week was another pretty slow week. I'm really trying to focus on reading all my galleys and review books, but I know I will be breaking my book buying ban soon. So many great books coming out in the next few weeks. :)

What's in your mailbox this week?? Leave a comment with your link, I'd love to see! Happy Reading!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Friday Hops 5/26

Follow Friday! #15
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 many books do you read in a week? And in what format do you read them, or listen to them?

Lately I'm averaging between 1-2 books a week, but sometimes I can do between 3-4. (If I'm lucky!) I usually have one going on one of my e-readers, sometimes as well as a hard copy, and I am almost always listening to an audiobook. (Right now it's HP Order of the Phoenix, which is looooong!)


Book Blogger Hop #13
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:





Thanks for stopping by everyone! Please leave a comment with your link so I can follow you back!

Review: Wrapped by Jennifer Bradbury

Wrapped
by Jennifer Bradbury
Publication Date: May 24th 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Books
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781416990079
Source: e-ARC

Where to Buy:
B&N | Amazon | The Book Depository | BAM | Simon & Schuster

Agnes Wilkins is standing in front of an Egyptian mummy, about to make the first cut into the wrappings, about to unlock ancient (and not-so-ancient) history.

Maybe you think this girl is wearing a pith helmet with antique dust swirling around her.

Maybe you think she is a young Egyptologist who has arrived in Cairo on camelback.

Maybe she would like to think that too. Agnes Wilkins dreams of adventures that reach beyond the garden walls, but reality for a seventeen-year-old debutante in 1815 London does not allow for camels—or dust, even. No, Agnes can only see a mummy when she is wearing a new silk gown and standing on the verdant lawns of Lord Showalter’s estate, with chaperones fussing about and strolling sitar players straining to create an exotic “atmosphere” for the first party of the season. An unwrapping.

This is the start of it all, Agnes’s debut season, the pretty girl parade that offers only ever-shrinking options: home, husband, and high society. It’s also the start of something else, because the mummy Agnes unwraps isn’t just a mummy. It’s a host for a secret that could unravel a new destiny—unleashing mystery, an international intrigue, and possibly a curse in the bargain.

Get wrapped up in the adventure . . . but keep your wits about you, dear Agnes.
-Goodreads


I really enjoyed reading Wrapped. It was definitely not what I expected, after reading the summary. But I was pleasantly surprised that the book was really good. There was a lot of Egyptology involved, and I found it to be quite fascinating. There is a lot of stuff I didn’t know about Napoleon.

I love the main character, Agnes. Although she wants to do what’s right by her family, be the perfect wife and marry well, she also longs for a life of adventure. She’s smart and funny, and she loves ‘A Lady’, (Jane Austen). Of course, she falls for the underdog, Caedmon, who she knows that she cannot be with. Caedmon is smart and handsome, and is trying to pull himself out of poverty by working in the museum. I really liked him. I kept picturing him as James McAvoy, it was a wonderful picture!

The book was a bit predictable, I had most of it figured out pretty early on. That didn’t stop me from enjoying it though. The storyline was very interesting, and very well written. The book has a lot of history in it, as well as some action and a bit of romance. The ending was pretty much left wide open, so I’m wondering if maybe this will be a series? One can hope.

Thank you to Simon & Schuster for allowing me to read this via the Galley Grab!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #16


"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:
Pregnant Pause
by Han Nolan
Release Date: September 19th 2011
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Available for pre-order at:
B&N | Amazon | BAM | The Book Depository | Borders | HMH Books

Nobody gets away with telling Eleanor Crowe what to do. But as a pregnant sixteen-year-old, her options are limited: move to Kenya with her missionary parents or marry the baby’s father and work at his family’s summer camp for overweight kids.

Despite her initial reluctance to help out, Elly is surprised that she actually enjoys working with the campers. But a tragedy on the very day her baby is born starts a series of events that overwhelms Elly with unexpected emotions and difficult choices. Somehow, she must turn her usual obstinance in a direction that can ensure a future for herself—and for the new life she has created. -GoodReads

Why am I waiting on this book?

I recently had the pleasure of reading the e-Arc for this book, and I absolutely loved it. It was quite a touching story that has really stuck with me. It does deal with teen pregnancy, and I thought for sure I would hate it. But I didn't. I loved it. This book will be a welcome addition on my bookshelf!

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

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Review: The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross

The Girl in the Steel Corset
(Steampunk Chronicles #1)
by Kady Cross
Publication Date: May 24th 2011
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780373210336
Source: e-ARC

Where to Buy:

In 1897 England, sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne has no one…except the "thing" inside her.

When a young lord tries to take advantage of Finley, she fights back. And wins. But no normal Victorian girl has a darker side that makes her capable of knocking out a full-grown man with one punch…

Only Griffin King sees the magical darkness inside her that says she's special, says she's one of them. The orphaned duke takes her in from the gaslit streets against the wishes of his band of misfits: Emily, who has her own special abilities and an unrequited love for Sam, who is part robot; and Jasper, an American cowboy with a shadowy secret.

Griffin's investigating a criminal called The Machinist, the mastermind behind several recent crimes by automatons. Finley thinks she can help—and finally be a part of something, finally fit in.

But The Machinist wants to tear Griff's little company of strays apart, and it isn't long before trust is tested on all sides. At least Finley knows whose side she's on—even if it seems no one believes her. -Goodreads

The Girl in the Steel Corset is, well… WOW! I believe this is only the second Steam-Punk novel that I have read so far, and I really, really enjoyed it! If I hadn’t have been so busy this past week, I totally could have read this book in one sitting. It was that good.

I loved the characters, especially the main character, Finley. She’s torn between her two selves, the good side and the bad side. (Think Jekyll and Hyde.) She’s a bad-ass, but she also has a conscious. I like that she’s such a strong character, even when she’s at odds with herself. She doesn’t need anyone to stick up for her; she can take on just about anyone! I love, love, love Griffin. I love that he’s not your typical male character. He’s nobility, but he doesn’t let it go to his head. He’s calm, laid back, drama free, and knows exactly what he wants. And he pretty much gets what he wants as well. He cares for his friends like they were his family. Love him!

The other characters are just as awesome as well. I love Jack Dandy. I haven’t quite got him figured out yet, but I like him! Sam acts like a typical man, but I like him even still. Emily is kind hearted and a bloody genius. I love Jasper as well. SO many great characters! I would go on and on about them.

The storyline is so very creative, and wonderfully written. I was lost in the language and the world that Kady Cross created. I’m absolutely fascinated now, and I want to read MORE! I really can’t wait to add this book to my shelf, so I can stare at the awesome cover. It’s a series as well, so I can’t wait to read the next book!

Thank you to the awesome people at Harlequin Teen, who have some of the most awesome YA books, and to Netgalley for allowing me to read and review this book!

Check out the Awesome book trailer for
The Girl in the Steel Corset!


Also, don't forget to check out The Strange Case of Finley Jayne, which is a prequel to The Girl in the Steel Corset. You can get it for free right now from The following websites!

The Strange Case of Finley Jayne
(Steampunk Chronicles #0.5)
by Kady Cross

Download for Free at:
B&N | Amazon | Harlequin

Monday, May 23, 2011

Review: Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky

Awaken
by Katie Kacvinsky
Publication Date: May 23rd 2011
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780547371481
Source: e-ARC

Where to Buy:
B&N | Amazon | The Book Depository

Maddie lives in a world where everything is done on the computer. Whether it’s to go to school or on a date, people don’t venture out of their home. There’s really no need. For the most part, Maddie’s okay with the solitary, digital life—until she meets Justin. Justin likes being with people. He enjoys the physical closeness of face-to-face interactions. People aren’t meant to be alone, he tells her.

Suddenly, Maddie feels something awakening inside her—a feeling that maybe there is a different, better way to live. But with society and her parents telling her otherwise, Maddie is going to have to learn to stand up for herself if she wants to change the path her life is taking.

In this not-so-brave new world, two young people struggle to carve out their own space. -Goodreads


Seventeen year old Madeline lives in a digital world. She goes to school, meets new friends, and does her shopping all without ever having to leave her home. Why leave your home, when everything is right at your fingertips? Introduce hunky boy Justin, who shows her what life is like outside her digital world, and Maddie feels her life will never be quite the same again.

I picked up Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky from Netgalley. I didn't really know what to expect, but I picked it up because it had a different feel than most of the books I've been reading lately. I have to say, it was a great read! The plot was great, and really sucked me into the book. It was fasted paced, and I was finished before I knew it.

I liked the main character, Maddie. I liked seeing her 'awaken', to a life she didn't even know about it. You could tell there was a rebel hidden in there, and she was very likable. Justin was another good character. I felt bad for him. He really wants to care about Maddie, but feels that he has to take care of everyone else as well. I didn't like that he played with her emotions so much, but that's a guy for you. ;)

I really enjoyed the book! The ending left me wanting MORE. I'm hoping it was left that way for a reason, and that there will be another book(s) in the series.

Thank you to Houghton Mifflin Books and Netgalley for letting me read and review this book!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

In My Mailbox #15

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's what's in my mailbox this week...


From Library:
by Cyn Balog

Ebooks- (Galley Grab)
  
Love Story - Jennifer Echols
Wildefire - Karsten Knight
Sometimes it Hapens - Lauren Barnholdt


Borrowed:

Demonglass - Rachel Hawkins
Where She Went - Gayle Forman


This week has been a really good book week! And yes, I'm still sticking with my book buying ban. :)

I was SOOOO very excited to see Love Story on the GalleyGrab. I can't wait to read it. I'm actually almost caught up with all my galley books, so I'm hoping to start it soon! I'm also looking forward to starting Demonglass and Where She Went!  My kiddos are officially out of school for Summer Break, so I'm hoping to get a TON of reading done over the next few weeks. That's the plan, anyways. :)

What's in your mailbox this week? I'd love to know! Leave me a comment with your link so I can check it out! Happy Reading!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday Hops - 5/20

Follow Friday! #14
Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee. It's a great way to meet new blogger friends!

This weeks question is:
Q. It's circle time. Time for us to open up and share. Can you tell us FIVE quirky habits or things about you? We all have them...

1. I am a borderline introvert. I have the hardest time meeting and talking with new people. People don't understand this either, and just think I'm being a snob.

2. I am so totally ADD. I have the attention span of a gnat sometimes!

3. I love, love, love Pirates of the Caribbean! I can't get enough of Captain Jack!

4. I gave up eating meats and drinking caffeinated sodas a long time ago, but for some reason I can't give up Sweets! I have such a huge sweet tooth, it drives me crazy!

5. I am a borderline TreeHugger. I love recycling, and conserving. Even small things help our planet! There are SO many more things I want to do if we had the money. (Solar panels, hybrid car...) I work with what I can!


Book Blogger Hop #12
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 were given the chance to spend one day in a fictional world (from a book), which book would it be from and what would that place be?"

Wow! This weeks questions are really making me think! Let's see... I'd totally visit the worlds of Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, The Mortal Instruments, The Iron Fey...


Thanks for stopping by everyone! Please leave a comment with your link so I can follow you back!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Review: Mercy by Rebecca Lim

Mercy
by Rebecca Lim
Publication Date: May 17th 2011
Publisher: Hyperion Books
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781423145172

Where to Buy:
B&N | Amazon | The Book Depository

A fallen angel haunted by her past. Yearning for her immortal beloved. Forever searching for answers. Who will show her Mercy?

Mercy has lost herself. She can’t count how many times she’s “woken up” in a new body, and assumed a new life, only to move on again and again. During the day she survives in the human world on instinct and at night her dreams are haunted by him. Mercy’s heart would know him anywhere. But her memory refuses to cooperate.

But this time is different. When Mercy wakes up she meets Ryan, an eighteen year old reeling from the loss of his twin sister who was kidnapped two years ago. Everyone else has given up hope, but Ryan believes his sister is still alive. Using a power she doesn’t fully comprehend, Mercy realizes that Ryan is right. His sister is alive and together they can find her. For the first time since she can remember, Mercy has a purpose; she can help. So she doesn’t understand why the man in her dreams cautions her not to interfere. But as Ryan and Mercy come closer to solving the dark mystery of his sister’s disappearance, danger looms just one step behind.

Will Mercy be able to harness her true self and extraordinary power in time?

The first in a dazzling new series, Mercy masterfully weaves romance, mystery and the supernatural into a spell-binding tale. - Goodreads


Mercy is definitely different than the other ‘Angel’ books I’ve read so far. It wasn’t exactly what I expected at all.

I really liked the main character, Mercy (hosted by Carmen). Mercy is the complete opposite of Carmen. She was quite a feisty little thing. She didn’t care what anyone thought of her, and was pretty much content on doing her own thing. I love how her character grows throughout the book. By the end, I was rooting for her as she took matters into her own hands.

The secondary characters were well written as well. I liked Ryan, and I could feel his pain. He really cared for his missing sister, and never gave up on finding her, even when everyone else had. I liked that there was no insta-love between him and Mercy/Carmen. Most of the other characters, especially Carmen’s ‘friends’, were well written as well. They are the type that you love to hate.

The storyline was creative, and left me wondering. The first half of the book was a bit slow for me, but the second half is full suspense. Once I really got into it, I had the book finished in no time.

Overall, this was a good read. I wasn’t aware that this is going to be a series, and I am glad, because there is quite a cliffhanger ending. I really can’t wait to see where Mercy will take us on her next journey, and I’m kind of hoping we will see some of the characters from the first book, in the second book. (Hint, hint- Ryan!)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #15


"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:

If I Die
by Rachel Vincent
Release Date: September 20th 2011
Publisher: Harlequin

Everyone else is talking about Eastlake High’s gorgeous new math teacher, Mr. Beck, but Kaylee Cavanaugh has bigger things on her mind. Kaylee’s a banshee—her scream is a portent of death.

But the next scream might hit too close to home. Kaylee’s borrowed lifeline has almost run out.

Yeah—it’s a shock to her, too. So to distract herself from her own problems, Kaylee is determined to defend her school against the latest supernatural threat. That hot new teacher is really an incubus, who feeds from the desire of unsuspecting students. The only girls immune to his lure are Kaylee and Sabine, her boyfriend’s delinquent ex-girlfriend. Now the unlikely allies have to get rid of Mr. Beck…before he discovers they aren’t quite human either.

But Kaylee’s running out of time, and those who love her will do anything to save her life.

Anything.

Soul Screamers: The last thing you hear before you die. - Goodreads

Why am I waiting on this book??

Well, I really like the series. I haven't read book #3-4 yet, but I'm hoping to get to them soon. I had actually forgotten that there was going to be a 5th book, and was so excited when the cover was revealed. Harlequin has some really awesome teen books, I just love them!


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

Sunday, May 15, 2011

It's Monday! What are you reading??



It's Monday! What are you Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey. Each week we will share books I've read, started, and/or plan to start.

Last week I read:

Something Like Fate - Susane Colasanti
My Review

(Last week was a really busy week for me. I'm hoping to get more reading done this week!)


This week I will be reading:

Mercy - Rebecca Lim
Wrapped - Jennifer Bradbury

I'm actually hoping to get more reading than this done this week, but we will have to see how it goes!

What are you reading???  I'd love to know!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

In My Mailbox #14

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's what's in my mailbox this week...
Ruined - Paula Morris

I'm still on my book buying ban. This has been my best week yet. I was really, really good and was able to resist tempation. Ok, to be honest, I spent my book money on some much needed new shirts this week. Haha!  But still, I didn't buy any books, and the one above came from the library. So Yay me!  AND, I'm getting a Lot of reading done lately, so Yay me again. :)

What's in your mailbox this week?? Leave a comment with your link so I can check it out!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Review: Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti

Something Like Fate
by Susane Colasanti
Publication Date: May 4th 2010
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Pages: 268
ISBN: 9780670011469
Source: Library

Where to Buy:
B&N | Amazon | Penguin.com


Lani and Erin are lifelong best friends — and total opposites. Lani’s a down-to-earth Taurus; Erin’s a fiery Leo. Lani likes to do her own thing; Erin prefers an entourage. They’ve always had wildly different tastes, from pizza toppings to guys.
That is, until Erin starts dating Jason.
From the minute Lani meets Jason, she can’t deny the amazing connection she feels with him. It’s like they’ve known each other their whole lives. She’s not sure if he feels it, too — but even if he does, he’s off-limits. Lani’s determined to ignore her feelings for Jason, no matter how powerful they are, rather than hurt her best friend.
Then Erin goes away for the summer — and Jason seems to appear everywhere Lani turns. How long can she keep running from the guy who just might be the love of her life? -Goodreads

My Review:
I really enjoyed reading Something Like Fate. It’s the first book I’ve read by Susane Colasanti, and I am looking forward to reading more of her work. It was a really fun, quick read.

The main character, Lani, kind of reminds me of myself. (Only in the fact that I am a huge tree hugger, and I like to bug people about recycling and taking care of the planet.) I guess I connected with her more because of this. I loved Jason from the very beginning. He was so sweet. I enjoyed watching their relationship grow, but sometimes reading about them having SO much in common and so many coincidences, it was a bit much.

The plot, while being one that we’ve read about time and time again, still made for a great read. The book does get more serious towards the end, and definitely shows how some teens and adults can really act in life. I’m glad that was included in the book. Some people just don’t have a clue, and they can be so mean.  It’s really sad when you think about it.

Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book, and am looking forward to starting another of Mrs. Colsanti’s books. Happy Reading!

Have you read this book?? Do you want to? If so, leave a comment and let me know what you think of the book!
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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #14 - Never Eighteen


"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:
Never Eighteen
by Megan Bostic
Release Date: January 16th, 2011
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Children's Books


I had the dream again. The one where I’m running. I don’t know what from or where to, but I’m scared, terrified really.

Austin Parker is never going to see his eighteenth birthday. At the rate he’s going, he probably won’t even see the end of the year. But in the short time he has left there’s one thing he can do: He can try to help the people he loves live—even though he never will.
It’s probably hopeless.
But he has to try. -Goodreads

Once again I am using my "Waiting on Wednesday" post to spotlight a book! I recently had the pleasure of reading Never Eighteen, and I really enjoyed it. I cried through most of it, but it's totally worth the read. It's a wonderful story, and I can't wait to add it to my collection.

What are you WoWing for this week?? Leave a comment with your link so I can check it out!
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Monday, May 9, 2011

Review: The Magnolia League by Katie Crouch

The Magnolia League
by Katie Crouch
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2011
Publisher: Poppy
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780316078498

Where to Buy:
B&N | Amazon

After the death of her free-spirited mother, sixteen-year-old Alex Lee must leave her home in northern California to live with her wealthy grandmother in Savannah, Georgia. By birth, Alex is a rightful, if unwilling, member of the Magnolia League, Savannah's long-standing debutante society. She quickly discovers that the Magnolias have made a pact with a legendary hoodoo family, the Buzzards. The Magnolias enjoy youth, beauty and power. But at what price?

As in her popular adult novels, Crouch's poignant and humorous voice shines in this seductively atmospheric story about girls growing up in a magical Southern city. -Goodreads

My Review:

The Magnolia League was a quick, funny read. I wanted to check it out because it’s a book about the South, and well, I’m from the South! It was definitely interesting, albeit somewhat confusing at times.


The main character, Alex, was a bit much for me to take. She’s very different from most girls. She was very much a hard core hippie. I had a really hard time connecting with the character. My favorite character in the book was Hayes, who was a Junior Magnolia Leaguer. I don’t know what it was about her, but she didn’t really come off as a snob to me, and I really liked the character. Most of the other characters in the story fell flat for me, unfortunately.

The plot was very interesting, and I did enjoy reading about the HooDoo and the southern background. I did not care for all the reference to marijuana, and there was a lot of it. The book also has lots of secrets in it, with a lot that didn’t get answered. I’m hoping we will get more information in the next book.

Overall, this was an Ok read for me. I will be checking out the next book in the series, just to see where the author goes with the series.

Happy Reading!

Thank you to Poppy and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this book!

Authors Website: http://www.katiecrouch.com/new/index.shtml

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

In My Mailbox #13

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's what is in my mailbox this week...

Bought:

Divergent - Veronica Roth


From Library:

When it Happens - Susane Colasanti
She's So Dead to Us - Kieran Scott


Only three books this week! I HAD to buy Divergent, I just couldn't resist anymore. I'm almost caught up on my reads, so I'm hoping to start it soon!

So what's in your mailbox this week?? Leave a comment with your link so I can check it out! Happy Reading!
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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Follow Friday #13

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. Circle time! Time to share. What character in a book would you most like to be, what character in a book would you most like to date?

Hmmm, that's a tough one.

I would probably say Elizabeth Bennett while dating Mr. Darcy. (Yum!) Because I love the time period and I think Mr. Darcy is, well... yummy. :)

Or maybe I would chose Megan and Ash from the Iron Fey series. Or Jace and Clary from TMI, (think the end of book 3).  Or maybe... Sophie and Archer from Hex Hall.  :)

Who did you pick?? Leave a comment with your link so I can check it out!


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