Month: April 2012

Apr 16
Book Review: Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

Book Review: Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

Young Adult Book Reviews 4 ★★★★½

Now this is what I’m talking about! If you read my review of Clockwork Angel, you could tell how hesitant I was about this series. After reading this book, I’m literally dying for more. I’ll just start off by saying I’m Team “On the Fence” because I love both guys! But I have to admit, that one scene with Jem, whew! Oh, Jem! Anyways, I devoured this book and truly… Read more »

Apr 14
I’ve Got a Quirky Baby

I’ve Got a Quirky Baby

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Why do you repeatedly put your chubby little finger in the VCR we never use when you know it will just get stuck there, which will cause you to turn and look at me with those sad, big eyes and a frown on your face until I come over and pull your finger out? And then you go and do it again. And now you’ve graduated to repeatedly opening the… Read more »

Apr 12
Book Review: The One That I Want by Jennifer Echols

Book Review: The One That I Want by Jennifer Echols

Young Adult Book Reviews 3 ★★★½

You gotta love reading contemporary novels, you just have to! This was my first novel from Jennifer Echols, but I’m sure it won’t be my last. She’s an excellent writer and this book is filled with fun, interesting characters. Gemma is your typical “average girl who is really beautiful, but doesn’t know it” who is friends with Addison, the extroverted, flashy “Queen Bee” wannabe. Their friendship is complicated, to say… Read more »

Apr 10
Bookish Events – NYC Teen Author Festival

Bookish Events – NYC Teen Author Festival

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April 1st was a big day in the book world for teen authors and readers. It was the NYC Teen Author Festival at Books of Wonder. It was the first time I’d heard about it, although I’m still fairly new with book events and all, but I couldn’t wait to go. SO MANY amazing authors were there, some new and some old, I just couldn’t contain my excitement. Jamie from… Read more »

Apr 09
Book Review: Hand Me Down by Melanie Thorne

Book Review: Hand Me Down by Melanie Thorne

Adult Book Reviews 3 ★★★★

When I first perused this novel while looking through Dutton’s latest catalog I was very intrigued. Melanie did an excellent job at telling Liz’s story and really making you feel for her. She really make me loathe her stepfather and mother, resent her father, and worry for her sister. The whole time I was wondering if she’d ever find a happy ending. When others would have lost hope a long… Read more »

Apr 08
In My Mailbox #18

In My Mailbox #18

Books, Shopping 15

* In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren* Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer Smith The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg The Future of Us by Jas Asher & Carolyn Mackler A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies You Might Also Like: Blog Tour: Book Review and Giveaway – Withou… Book Review:… Read more »

Apr 07
Ode to a Wise (Ass) Tooth

Ode to a Wise (Ass) Tooth

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Oh Wisdom Tooth! Oh Wisdom Tooth! You really are a smart ass. You ache and throb all day long, The meds don’t help, that’s so wrong. Oh Wisdom Tooth! Oh Wisdom Tooth! It costs a grip to take you out. And when I’m done, gauze fills my mouth. Oh Wisdom Tooth! Oh Wisdom Tooth! You useless, painful, wise ass! Oh, how nature loves to play tricks on us. You Might… Read more »

Apr 05
Book Review: Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready

Book Review: Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready

Young Adult Book Reviews 2 ★★★★

Aura is slowly starting uncover the secrets of her past and realize her destiny in this world filled with ghosts and Shades. I definitely liked learning more about the Shift and about Aura’s history. Her mother and father are mysterious characters and Aura’s finding out her true identity is key to the story and also something the DMP, the agency that manages ghosts and the like, is paying strict attention… Read more »

Apr 03
10 Books I’d Read All Day, Every Day

10 Books I’d Read All Day, Every Day

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Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr – Such an awesome fairy book, and very steamy scenes! Pure by Jennifer Armentrout – Best book I’ve read all year! Outstanding sequel to an amazing series. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White  – Laughed so much in this book, love the premise. Legend by Marie Lu – Excellent dystopian novel, told by both main characters. Loved it. Half-Blood by Jennifer Armentrout – The best book I… Read more »

Apr 02
Book Review: Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Book Review: Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Young Adult Book Reviews 6 ★★★★★

Just when you think JLA and The Covenant Series can’t get any better, it SO does. Pure is epicness and awesomeness defined. I 100% and a million times over could not stop reading this book. Where Half-Blood shines and introduces us into this mythical world of demi-gods, pure bloods and the like; Pure dives deeper into the mystery, legend, and deceit of the Covenant and the Council. Alex continues to… Read more »