Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Review: Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver



Liesl and Po
by Lauren Oliver
Published by  HarperCollins
Date Publication: October 4th 2011
Rating: 2/5

Synopsis: Liesl lives in a tiny attic bedroom, locked away by her cruel stepmother. Her only friends are the shadows and the mice—until one night a ghost appears from the darkness. It is Po, who comes from the Other Side. Both Liesl and Po are lonely, but together they are less alone.That same night, an alchemist's apprentice, Will, bungles an important delivery. He accidentally switches a box containing the most powerful magic in the world with one containing something decidedly less remarkable.
Will's mistake has tremendous consequences for Liesl and Po, and it draws the three of them together on an extraordinary journey.

My thoughts

Cover:It's a decent one.Like the gold cover.Bummer that was the only likable thing for me.

Book:It never was on my wishlist.I got a hint from Booksake[check them out, there awesome book reviewers] that it was a free read at Harpercollins.com. Not a complete disappointment for me. I still wanted to know what Liesl and Po would encounter on their travels.I never bash an author.This review includes my honest opinions.

This middle grade has gotten a lot of hype and was not that interested.It was a free read.Nothing to loose.Liesl and po is sad and dreary read.That was not a problem for me


descriptionBut the bland writing and worldbuilding and characters were the reason for the two star rating. I felt no connection to the characters except bundle a cat-dog like shadow creature and it does not even talk or a lot of ''screen time''

from the official website. i do have to say great art for a middle grade


Liesl and Po was not for me and I'm now less likely to read deleruim and pandemonium.Don't let me deter you to read liesl and po.You may love it


The trailer


One of my favorite trailers /sad it was not for me

Link to whole song





Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Legend of the Inero Dragon Book Tour: Review

MY 2nd day on the tour is here[belated //shame on you roro]. The complete schedule is posted here and is hosted by Patricia @http://www.patriciasparticularity.com
 Link to the review of bookis is here   Legend of the Oceina Dragon









Legend of the Inero Dragon
by J.F. Jenkins
Published Astraea Press 
Date Publication:  January 16th 2012 
Rating: almost 4/5 [3.8]

Synopsis: Twin brothers Jason and Matthias Inero are the favorite sons of the great dragon lord of fire. More often than not they get whatever they want. Matt wants to do great things for his people while Jason wants to go off and explore the world. Both can have what they desire, but not until they take a bride and enter into adulthood. 
Enter Kat and Gwen, two girls from very different backgrounds. Kat is happy to leave her home when the royal guard comes to bring her to loving arms of her childhood sweetheart, Matt. Gwen on the other hand is livid to be taken from her farm only to be thrust into Jason's life, and he's not to thrilled with the idea either. They have one year to find happiness with each other, or else they will be placed at the mercy of the ruthless dragon lord Lynx. Favorite or not, dragon law must be obeyed. 
As their nation begins to prepare for war against a neighboring tribe, the brothers find themselves as key components in the battle plans. A dark prophet has had a vision of Inero victory, but at what cost? Both must decide where their loyalties lie and what they're willing to sacrifice – including each other – to achieve their goals 




My thoughts

Cover: I think it's Gwen and Jason.Love the fire pictured on the cover.The fire of Inero

Book:The sequel was way better than the first.It's a companion novel you could say but still book two in a series.From the point of view of the enemy!?. The Inero

Two borthers, twin brothers.
Gwen is taken from her loving family
Kat is happy to been taken away from here's
There lives intermingle.Some are strangers to each others.Some not. Are the Inero really the enemy or something darker ,crueler and evil??

The world building was not as confusing as book 1. Maybe because i already experienced it.

We're in the Inero Nation, Inero territory. Things are done differently here. Not as democratic as Oceina.

its narrated by for people. Gwen, Kat, Jason and Matt. But its a brother book. Jason and Matt's story. There lives from knowing each other till now.


Book two is a reversal of book 1. Everything from their POV. You are probably thinking would we not read the same dang thing over again?? NO. Definitively not .New inside stuff are known, are discovered. Have come to light. Stuff.

The ending was awesome. All i'm saying there is something dark and evil and somethuing light and good. Is the something that's light and good really good??

Sorry if i'm so cryptic and mysterious. Bwha ha ha. I can't seem to write this review without spoilers but glad i succeeded. I can't wait for book three in this series. The last one i think. Hoping it releases this spring

I was given a review copy by the author


  a song that fits perfectly with this book and does generate a atmosphere

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Review: Legend of the Oceina Dragon by J.F Jenkins



The Dragons Saga: Legend of the Oceina Dragon
by J.F. Jenkins
Published    Astraea Press
Date Publication:  February 22nd 2011
Rating: 3.5/5


Synopsis:  Darien Oceina is the youngest son of the Great Dragon Lord of the Water. For years he¹s loved and cherished Tai Dawson from afar. Tai is a simple, ordinary girl who doesn¹t even know Darien exists. On his eighteenth birthday, he chooses her as his wife. But there’s one problem: She thinks his choice means she¹s going to be offered as a sacrifice to the Dragon Lord, but instead, she’s forced to move to his home, far away, to give up her life and be his bride. 
When she first sees Darien after the ceremony, she doesn’t expect to feel anything but hatred toward him. The two are struggling with the complications of a new marriage when their nation is attacked by a rival dragon species. Together they learn to love one another while they struggle to stay one step ahead in a game where the prize is their survival. 


My thoughts

Cover: I'm loving it. Yes it is not published by a big publisher and maye the cover is cover abusted out there, but this is exactly how I pictured Tai and Darien. On of my new beloved fictional couples

Book: I signed up for the tour of book two after i found i could read book 1. I took a leap of faith.I could have hated these books.Happy to have read it.

Once upon a time the Great Lord created dragons to protect mankind. 4 types of dragons. 4 different elements

We see Tai, a young lady, around 18 years of age living on a small island in Oceina territory.Wondering why dragons are following her since the age of 13 ish or at least she thinks they are following her in daily routine of life.Her mom tells her that she's been chosen as a sacrifice to the grear oceina dragon. Sacrifices are not uncommon. But is this really a sacrifice?

The writing was easy to follow and not too simplistic like a certain book i read this year.The world building was good but got confused a bit. It is a modern world.They have cell phones but the writing gave me old world, Medieval feel.

It has a dual narration . Tai and Darien POV. But this darien's story.

Darien around the same age as Tai in years. Not human years. He's a dragon, the youngest son of the Oceina lord and touched.What do you think that is?? Water is his element. The element of Oceina. Very kind but the oddball in the family. Members of the family despise him for what he's done. It was not his fault. His birth

Tai was not a kick butting girl. Just a normal girl in and a wall flower in her eyes and can't seem to understand why Darien sees in her.I quite liked her bit bitchy towards Darien but she falls for Darien in the end.

The romance was great. It was real.I was happy they supported each other in the end. It was more adult than YA . New adult.

Felt the loss , the pain of losing a loved one. Politically involved.Enemy caused. A neighboring tribe, a different species. The Inero, FIRE. But are they the real enemy

I quite liked it. Love shifters, love dragons, LOVE dragon shifters.I immediately began reading book two

I was given a review copy by the author


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Monday, February 20, 2012

Teaser Tuesday #8

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Information of what you need to do can be found here.


A Fantasy romance filled with passion, magic and danger







He held her stunned gaze with eyes bright and fierce."I am not a good man, shei'tani" he corrected."I never have been.But for you I will strive to be better". page 251












a dragon and a human. Can they build a relationship a love and will it continue





The world might be falling apart around them, but for this one
brief moment in time, everything was perfect pge 180

Saturday, February 18, 2012

IMM #14

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme to share what we bought, checked out, swapped, or won. IMM is hosted by The Story Siren . I decided to add the synopsis of the books  


Won/gifted


Exiled (The Protector #1)
by M.R. Merrick

Publication Date:  August 27th 2011 by M.R. Merrick

Chase Williams is a demon hunter in the Circle, or at least he was supposed to be. On his fifteenth birthday, Chase stepped up to the altar to claim his elemental power, but it never came. Elemental magic is passed down to a hunter through the bloodline, but on Chase's birthday, the bloodline stopped. 
Exiled without the Circle's protection, Chase has spent two years trying to survive a world riddled with half-demons and magic. When he has a run in with a frightened and seemingly innocent demon, he learns the Circle's agenda has changed: the Circle plans to unlock a portal and unleash pure-blood demons into the world. Vowing to stop them, and knowing he can't do it alone, Chase forms a reluctant alliance with Rayna — a sexy witch with an attitude and a secret. 
In their attempt to stop them, Chase and Rayna find themselves in the middle of the Circle's plan, leaving one of them to decide what their friendship is worth, and the other's life depending on it.


Shift (The Protector #2)
by M.R. Merrick

Publication Date:  February 1st 2012 by M.R. Merrick

Devastated by the loss of his mother, Chase is trying to balance the life he’s been left with, a family he’s still getting to know, and power he never thought he’d have. He doesn’t understand why the Goddess has named him the Protector and granted him two gifts: the Mark, a tattoo that now covers his back, and the ring. But between getting interrogated by the Circle and psychic attacks from Riley, the Mark is the least of his concern. There’s a demon inside Rayna that’s fighting to be released, and it’s not her inner witch. It’s something else–a monster threatening to tear her apart. 
As Chase struggles to control his magic, his enemies are closing in. Everyone has staked a claim on his ring, and destroying it may be his only chance to stop Riley. But Chase must decide if stopping him is worth risking the lives of everyone he cares about, or if protecting the ring will be enough to save his world
[ I heard and read amazing things about this series, reading soon in school break time]



In Too Deep
by Amanda Grace, Mandy Hubbard

Publication Date:  February 8th 2012 by Flux

From the author of "But I Love Him" comes a haunting novel about what happens to one teenage girl when a rumor of rape goes around her school. A Junior Library Guild Selection.



[freaking exited about it]





The Shadow Reader (McKenzie Lewis #1)
by Sandy Williams

Publication Date:   October 25th 2011 by Ace 

There can only be one allegiance. It’s her time to choose. 
Some humans can see the fae. McKenzie Lewis can track them, reading the shadows they leave behind. But some shadows lead to danger. Others lead to lies. 
A Houston college student trying to finish her degree, McKenzie has been working for the fae king for years, tracking vicious rebels who would claim the Realm. Her job isn’t her only secret. For just as long, she’s been in love with Kyol, the king’s sword-master—and relationships between humans and fae are forbidden. 
But any hope for a normal life is shattered when she’s captured by Aren, the fierce and uncompromising rebel leader. He teaches her the forbidden fae language and tells her dark truths about the Court, all to persuade her to turn against the king. Time is running out, and as the fight starts to claim human lives, McKenzie has no choice but to decide once and for all whom to trust and where she ultimately stands in the face of a cataclysmic civil war 




The Forever Girl: Sophia's Journey (Forever Girl, #1)
by Rebecca Hamilton


Publication Date:  January 26th 2012 by Immortal Ink Publishing


Sophia Parsons’ family has skeletons, but they aren’t in their graves... 
Solving the mystery of an ancestor’s hanging might silence the clashing whispers in Sophia's mind, but the cult in her town and the supernaturals who secretly reside there are determined to silence her first. 
As Sophia unknowingly crosses the line into an elemental world full of vampire-like creatures, shapeshifters, and supernatural grim reapers, she meets Charles, a man who becomes both lover and ally. 
But can she trust him? 
It’s not until someone nearly kills Sophia that she realizes the only way to unveil the source of her family's curse: abandon her faith or abandon her humanity. If she wants to survive, she must accept who she is, perform dark magic, and fight to the death for her freedom





The Waiting Booth
by Brinda Berry

Publication Date:  July 15th 2011 by Etopia Press

A missing boy, government agents, an interdimensional portal...
Mia has one goal for her senior year at Whispering Woods High--find her missing older brother. But when her science project reveals a portal into another dimension, she learns that travelers are moving in and out of her woods in the most alarming way and government agents Regulus and Arizona are policing their immigration. Mia’s drawn to the mysterious, aloof Regulus, but it’s no time for a crush. She needs to find out what they know about her brother, while the agents fight to save the world from viral contamination. But when Regulus reveals that he knows Mia's secrets, she begins to wonder if there's more going on than she thought...and if she was wrong to trust him...





Review


World on Fire
by Hayley B. James 
Publication Date: January 16th 2012 by Dreamspinner Press

When shy Cole Saunders sets out for Nowheresville, Colorado, to interview a reclusive artist, it’s mostly to prove he’s capable of doing the job. He doesn’t expect a house and garden so elaborate and secluded that he’s forced to rely on his subject, Lucian Thomas, for anything he needs. 
While Cole is trying to get a read on his host, Lucian turns the tables on him, knowing more about Cole than should be possible, wielding an uncanny ability to draw Cole out of his shell. And something even stranger is happening in the garden, which seems to rearrange itself at its master’s whim. Lucian claims he wants to set Cole’s world on fire, but all Cole can see smoldering is the tension between them.



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First Bitten (The Alexandra Jones series)
by Samantha Towle

Publication Date: January 22nd 2012 by Night Publishing

A love story with bite …... 
Walking home after a night out drowning her sorrows with her best friend, Carrie, Alexandra Jones stupidly takes a phone call from her cheating ex-boyfriend, Eddie, and in her anger hurls her phone into the forest before her. 
But when Alex goes to retrieve her phone from the undergrowth, she and Carrie come face-to-face with a monster they never even knew existed, a Vârcolac (a nightmarish vampire-werewolf hybrid) and he's in search of fresh blood. The next thing Alex knows, she is staring at the impossibly handsome but mysterious Nathan who has helped bring her back to life, but not to the life she left. 
To her horror, she discovers she has now become a blood-drinking Vârcolac herself and she is the only female of her kind, with the potential for breeding a whole new army of Vârcolacs if they can only track her down and press her into service. 
And while Alex gets to know Nathan and his shape-shifting family as they offer her the protection she so desperately needs, unbeknown to all of them, the Vârcolacs are getting closer …




Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Niki Slobodian #1)
by J.L. Murray

Publication Date: January 30th 2012 by Hellzapoppin Press

It’s not like the movies, where they don’t know they’re dead. They don’t often haunt people or places for revenge, and as far as I know they don’t befriend lonely children. Usually. If you could see them, you might not even know them from some of the living. Empty-eyed and looking around at the world like they can’t believe it’s all still there and going on without them. Or maybe they’re seeing it for the first time. This city is full of ghosts. I can see them all. Lucky me.” 
Niki Slobodian was born with a gift. Ever since she was little she could see things that weren't supposed to be there. Ghosts, spirits, apparitions. That's how she landed on the Registry. Now she can't work or she'll end up the same place as her father. In prison. But with bills piling up, and with Niki's godmother dying in the hospital, Niki's becoming desperate. 
But when Niki meets Sam, she sees a beacon of hope. Sam gets her off the Registry, something Niki thought was impossible. He also pays her enough money to get out from under her mountain of debt. And all Niki has to do is round up a homicidal Dark that's escaped from Hell. 
With a new partner, Bobby Gage, another Abnormal with a gift for Casting, Niki has to find the Dark and figure out how to get it back to Hell. But there is the small matter of how the Dark got out. And if the Dark was released purposefully, what else is loose in the city? 


Jarrett
by A.R. Kahler

Publication Date: December 31st 2011

Two years after humans created the Hollow Ones and tore the world apart, Jarrett and his fellow Hunters are trying to hold onto civilization. But when he meets Tenn, an orphaned warrior like himself, a new, dangerous chapter of his life begins.









Vamplayers
by Rusty Fische

Publication Date:  December 13th 2011 by Medallion Press

At the Afterlife Academy of Exceptionally Dark Arts, the vampires in training follow one of two tracks: they become either Sisters or Saviors. Of course, everyone wants to be a Savior, swooping into infested high schools in matching red leather jumpsuits and wielding crossbows, putting down swarming vampires with deadly efficiency. 
But Lily Fielding is just a Sister—a Third Sister at that, a measly trainee. When Lily and her two Sisters, Alice and Cara, are called out to their latest assignment, she figures it’s just another run-of-the-mill gig: spot the Vamplayer (part vampire, part player), identify the predictably hot, trampy girl he’s set his eyes on, and befriend her before the Vamplayer can turn her to do his bidding. 
Finding the sleek and sexy Vamplayer, Tristan, and his equally beautiful and popular target, Bianca, is easy. And when Lily meets the adorably geeky Zander, she too falls under a lover’s spell. But this assignment turns out to be trickier than most when the Third Sister must battle the baddest vampire of all



So that's what I got this week

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Legend of the Inero Dragon Book Tour: Guest post

My day on the tour is here yaay. *jazz hands*. The complete schedule is posted here  and is hosted by Patricia @http://www.patriciasparticularity.com  







THE FIRST KISS

That perfect moment where you're looking into your significant other's eyes, and all you can think about is what their lips will feel like against yours. All you want to do is know, and so you lean in, hoping they'll want it too, and BAM the first kiss happens. In the media, it's usually painted as some kind of magical moment between two people. In reality, if it's a true, first kiss, it might be kind of awkward.

Those are my favorite first kisses to watch in the movies. They're especially fun to write. In “Legend of the Inero Dragon” there is a first kiss moment. I won't give away too many spoilers but it's by far one of my favorite kiss scenes I've ever had to write. What made it so special though was the fact that it was a true first kiss. Awkward, sweet, tender, but still special. The first kiss can tell a lot about a person. I've had first kisses that missed the sparks and only had the awkward going on with none of the sweet and tender. Then I've had a first kiss that was awkward, but had the sweet and tender as well as the special.

Another first kiss that was fun to write was one for an upcoming novel I have coming out. In it, the couple who is on-again, off-again, gets back to the on-again stage. It's the kiss that tells them whether or not they need to keep being together again, or call it quits for good. Again, no spoilers, but it was fun to write something that represented such a trying and meaningful time for them both.

The kiss is powerful, the first kiss especially so. The more real and heartfelt they are, the better. There doesn't need to be violin's playing and roses involved. Things probably won't go smoothly, but if the love is there, then that's what makes the first kiss, true love's first kiss

Monday, February 13, 2012

Falling In Between book tour: Review


Falling In Between (Falling #1)
by Devon Ashley
Published : self published
Date Publication:   February 14th 2012
Rating 3.5/5

Synopsis: Finally! A private conversation. And all I had to do was throw myself off a cliff, drown in a pond in my undies and let him put his hands on my breasts to bring me back to life. Yay me! (yeah, that’s sarcasm) 
Yep, that pretty much sums up the most craptastic night of Jenna Baker’s life. She drowns after jumping off a cliff, meets a hotty named Chance in the pearlescent in-between and is brought back to life by her soon-to-be boyfriend Robert. 
Just when things start to move forward with Robert, the guy she'd been crushing on for a year now, in walks the man of her dreams – literally. Chance suddenly appears in her dream every time she closes her eyes. So it's Robert by day and Chance by night. One in the real world and one in the dream world. What could possibly go wrong? 
Absolutely nothing – until she comes face to face with the guy she met in the in-between, and realizes her romantic rendezvous with Chance may be more than just her imagination. 
Mature YA. Recommended for older teenagers.

My thoughts  


Cover: The cover is pretty i admit that and the dream like state kind of smoke. But the blurb intrigued me to be part in this tour

Book: The blurb intrigued me what i already stated. It was a fun book.

It all starts when Jenna and her Bff go gliff diving [ pretty stupid right] . Goes down and hit's her head. Enters a place. The in between and meets Chance and a short time later  is pulled from the in between and and on earth again. Wet and receiving CPR. Mouth on mouth by Robert. A dude she's been crushing on like ages. Chance at Night and  Robert during the Day.

This was a fun book. A lot of romance . It felt like a contemporary woven with  paranormal touches.I dislike love tiangles in general but this one was fun . And a good book after a heart and tear jerker i read before touching this.

Give it a try

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

IMM #13





In My Mailbox is a weekly meme to share what we bought, checked out, swapped, or won. IMM is hosted by The Story Siren . I decided to add the synopsis of the books 


Won/gifted




Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1)
by Tahereh Mafi

Publication Date:   November 15th 2011 by Harper/HarperCollins


Juliette hasn't touched anyone in exactly 264 days. 
The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don't fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color. 
The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war-- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she's exactly what they need right now. 
Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior. 



The Briton And The Dane (#1)
by Mary Ann Bernal

Publication Date:  23rd 2009 by Canonbridge LLC

After the last of Rome's legions left Britannia to the mercy of the invading barbarian hordes and before the age of chivalry, when knighthood was in flower and troubadours sang of courtly love, there lived a King whose love for his people and the land left a legacy coveted by his descendants who sought to wear his crown. Travel back in time to the late Ninth Century, to the tumultuous days in the reign of Alfred the Great who successfully defeated the Danish Viking King Guthrum and kept his precious Wessex free from Viking rule. Journey to the Burh of Wareham where Lord Richard oversees the training of Alfred's army; where his children, Stephen, David and Gwyneth, swear fealty to their King and support his vision to build a nation to rival the glory that once was Rome in a land ravaged by war and conquest.



Never Eighteen
by Megan Bostic

Publication Date:  January 17th 2012 by HMH 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.

Review



Dark Days (The Childe #2)
by C.A. Kunz

Surviving tenth grade is the least of Cat Colvin’s worries. 
Cat Colvin wants more than anything to just be an “average” teenager and blend in, but having found out the secret of her adoption has Cat questioning her entire life. Unfortunately, there are much deeper and darker secrets being withheld from her that may prove to threaten her very existence. Cat will be forced to make a choice: stay in Astoria and possibly endanger all that she loves, or flee and hide amongst her kind. 
Friendships will be tested, family bonds will be tried, and even Cat herself will be pushed to her limits both emotionally and physically; all while trying to maintain a somewhat normal relationship with her boyfriend Ryan. What is actually going on in the quaint port town of Astoria, and are Cat and her loved ones prepared for the dark days that loom ahead? Find out in this continuation to the “*…thrilling, unputdownable story,” The Childe. 
 I Can't FREAKING WAIT TO START THIS ONE. aaaaah / HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY


So that's what I got this week

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

wicked winter readathon challenge sentence to song



THE 2ND challenge of this wicked read a thon[ sad it's almost over]

Here is what you have to do




*Name of your current read/Author
*Link the YouTube video in the comments OR post it on your blog and leave that link in the comments
*Explain briefly why that song fits. Just remember: No spoilers, please.

The winner will be chosen via Random.org.
It’s international, but you must be 13+.
You have until today at 8PM EST!


The link to comment is  here  @  http://www.lettersinsideout.net

my entry 


i"m currently reading this masterpiece


THE SONG



The macabre  has been down. The "beast" is allive what the "master" has created.  VICTOR FrAnkenSTein

Saturday, February 4, 2012

wwreadathon picture puzzle challenge


I cant belive day two is almost over

Michelle @  Book Briefs  is hosting the last challenge for today which is my all time favourite! How does this work? First you pick a book. Then you find pictures to represent the words in the book title. Then you put the pictures/clues together and try to guess what the book title is. Get creative and make it as challenging as you want. Make a post with your Book picture puzzles and go around to different blogs and try to guess some of the puzzles.

 my entry





Pretty difficult right? ![i thought so]



IMM #12



In My Mailbox is a weekly meme to share what we bought, checked out, swapped, or won. IMM is hosted by The Story Siren . I decided to add the synopsis of the books .


Won/gifted



Unlovable (Port Fare #1)
by Sherry Gammon

Publication Date: January 19th 2011 by Wordpainting Unlimited Inc.

Port Fare, New York, has fallen into the clutches of true evil. The Dreser brothers have arrived with a scheme to increase drug sales in the area by whatever means possible. Seth Prescott is part of MET (Mobile Enforcement Teams) a branch of the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration). He's been assigned to work undercover at Port Fare High, and things aren't going very well, until senior Maggie Brown enters the equation. He's harbored a secret crush on her from day one, and now that she is in the center of the case, he's trying to stay clear and objective while walking the line between business and unrequited love. 
Maggie is truly the poster child for Heroin Chic, complete with jutting bones and dark-ringed eyes, but is she an addict, or is there another reason for her appearance? She struggles with her feelings for Seth, fearing he is just another person who will eventually let her down, as everyone in her life has done thus far. 
Maggie has spent her life caring for her alcoholic mother. A task that has left her heavily burdened and alone. Before long, her mother's health takes a turn for the worst, sending Maggie's life into a tale-spin. 
While Seth works relentlessly to inject fear into the dealers and flush them out into the open, Maggie fights to stay alive as the hunt turns deadly. 
Seth and Maggie's romantic journey is one of humor, heartbreak, and self-discovery

Review



Guantanamo Boy
by Anna Perera

Publication Date:  September 1st 2011 by Whitman, Albert & Company 


Innocent until proven guilty? Not here you're not. Robbed of his childhood, this is one boy's fictional experience of the supposed war on terror. Khalid, a fifteen-year-old Muslim boy from England, is abducted from Pakistan while on holiday with his family. He is taken to Guantanamo Bay and held without charge, where his hopes and dreams are crushed under the cruellest of circumstances. An innocent denied his freedom at a time when most boys are finding theirs, Khalid tries and fails to understand what's happening to him.


Pieces of Us
by Margie Gelbwasser

Publication Date: March 8th 2012 by Flux
[exited 4this1]

Two families. Four teens. A summer full of secrets. 
Every summer, hidden away in a lakeside community in upstate New York, four teens leave behind their old identities…and escape from their everyday lives. 
Yet back in Philadelphia during the school year, Alex cannot suppress his anger at his father (who killed himself), his mother (whom he blames for it), and the girls who give it up too easily. His younger brother, Kyle, is angry too—at his abusive brother, and at their mother who doesn’t seem to care. Meanwhile, in suburban New Jersey, Katie plays the role of Miss Perfect while trying to forget the nightmare that changed her life. But Julie, her younger sister, sees Katie only as everything she’s not. And their mother will never let Julie forget it. 
Up at the lake, they can be anything, anyone. Free. But then Katie’s secret gets out, forcing each of them to face reality—before it tears them to pieces

Library


Frankenstein
by Mary Shelley

Publication Date:   May 16th 2003 by Penguin Classics (first published 1816) 

Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life? and bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts but; upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature's hideousness. Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Frankenstein. 

Frankenstein, an instant bestseller and an important ancestor of both the horror and science fiction genres, not only tells a terrifying story, but also raises rofound, disturbing questions about the very nature of life and the place of humankind within the cosmos: What does it mean to be human? What responsibilities do we have to each other? How far can we go in tampering with Nature? In our age, filled with news of organ donation genetic engineering, and bio-terrorism, these questions are more relevant than ever.




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What did You Get? 



The Wicked Winter Ball attire



As part of the Wicked Winter Read-a-thon you have been invited to attend
The Wicked Winter Ball
This is a formal affair and you can bring a guest.


Using book covers show us what you will wear and who you will bring!


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The door is opining a dashing young fellow is entering w/ a gorgeous mademoiselle. Who are they?



The amazing . fun and caring, mysterious  CaT Colvin[ i digg redheads]

  




Falling In Between book tour: interview w/ Devon Ashley

You can see the tour schedule and more information by clicking HERE.
Well today is my stop. welcome.First i'll introduce you to the author


About this author

I share a blog with fellow indie authors Rebecca A Rogers and Constance Sharper where we spotlight indie writers. Check it out here http://dark-horse-books.blogspot.com Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Devon-Ashl...
Favorite Silly Quote: Cedric didn't die. Carlisle found him and turned him into Edward.
Interesting Fact: I share my birthday with my favorite author, Jane Austen
You can read her blog at http://devonashleywrites.blogspot.com


What inspired you to write Falling in Between? I’ve actually had this story marinating in my head for a few years now. I had just finished writing Metamorphosis and began on Catacombs when I felt the urge to get this one out of my head already. Not quite sure anymore how I came up with the idea but the characters made it really fun to write.

What was your favorite scene to write in Falling in Between? Ooh. Jeez. Hmm… I had so much fun writing these characters. So many scenes made me laugh or bury my head in humiliation. Personally, I think I had the most fun when Jenna woke up in the hospital and Sophie got to utterly humiliate her by putting her sarcastic spin on how Jenna drowned in her undies and how the guy Jenna had been crushing on had been very attentive since giving her chest compressions while wearing that lacey bra. 

What got you into reading and at what age, and what sort of books did you like reading as a child? Honestly, I can’t remember a point in my life when I wasn’t reading so I think that passion has always been present. My favorites growing up were Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden, More Scary Stories and those Choose Your Own Adventure books.

Do you have a set routine when you are writing? Are you a plotter or just write what the characters feel like to say? [to me all characters are like real people]. Well, with my urban fantasy novels, I’m a total plotter. Those novels have four main characters, all with their own point of view and their own stories going on, so I can have anywhere between 4 to 8 major and minor plots going on. So I usually concoct curves for each plot and then blend them all together into one large plot curve. Sound confusing? Well, I generally have a lot going on in those stories (which some people find confusing – but I’ll be the first to admit that there’s a lot to take in in just one sitting). Here’s what my original plot curve for Metamorphosis looked like (yes…I even color coordinate J):

As for Falling in Between, I only have Jenna’s point of view so I didn’t bother to plot anything. Just as well cause I pretty much rewrote the story in my head anyway - all for the better I think. I really just put myself in Jenna’s shoes and tried to make her voice and actions as honest as I could in those situations. Here’s hoping people find her relatable.

Have you any other books in the making at the moment? I’m currently writing Catacombs, which is book 3 of my urban fantasy series The Immortal Archives. I’m also considering a follow up to Falling In Between. I have a story in my head but I’m not really sure if I’m gonna write it or not.


What are you currently reading, have finished or on your wish list? My wish list is so long I’m doubtful I’ll ever catch up. I’ve got a few ARCs I need to read next (The Demon Lover, Fracture, Saving June and Every Other Day). There are a few in the backlog that I’d like to read for pleasure too (Hereafter, The Body Finder, Divergent, Touch of Frost).


Why should we read Falling in Between? Jenna’s coming of age story is funny, humiliating, stressful, and utterly confusing – and hopefully relatable to teenagers. I for one remember doing stupid things (like jumping off cliffs) when I knew better – but did it anyway. And my friends were always there to egg me on, and to make sure that afterwards they would never let me live it down. J

This or that segment


Vanilla or Chocolate: My precious…


Summer or Winter: Being in Texas, summertime is extremely hot. I’ll take cooler weather any time. You can always keep adding layers but you can only take so many off. J


Christmas or Halloween: Christmas. I love seeing all the lights and decorations everywhere I go. And people in general seem to be nicer to one another that time of year.


Vampires, faeries or zombies: I’m still a fan of the vampires above all else. Probably why I write about them.


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