Saturday, June 30, 2012

Glimpse - Stacey Wallace Benefiel

Zellie Wells has a devastating crush on Avery Adams, the son of her mom’s high school sweetheart. At her sixteenth birthday party, held in the basement of her dad’s church, she finally finds the courage to talk to him. Turns out, the devastating crush is mutual.As Avery takes her hand and leads her out onto the makeshift dance floor, Zellie is overwhelmed by her first vision of his death; shocking because not only are they both covered in his blood, but they’re old, like 35, and she is pregnant.Afraid to tell anyone about the vision, (she’d just be labeled a freaky black magic witch, right?) Zellie keeps the knowledge of Avery’s future to herself and tries to act like any other teenager in love. When they get caught on their way to a secret rendezvous by her mom and his dad, they are forbidden to see each other.Convinced that their parents are freaking out unnecessarily, Avery and Zellie vow to be together no matter what. They continue their relationship in secret until Zellie learns that their parents are just trying to prevent her and Avery from suffering like they did. The visions are hereditary, they’re dangerous, and if they stay together the visions will come true.Now Zellie must choose between severing all ties with Avery, like her mom did to prevent his father’s death, and finding a way to change Avery’s future.

Comical Quotes (1)

Welcome to the first post of my new meme Comical Quotes. Click here to find out more about this meme.

"Jesus does tattoos, Reverend Tinker?" asks I.

"Sure, he does, Jack-ass. He just points His finger and there you have it. Jesus could have 'em all over His Own Holy Self if He wants, 'cause He's the King of Heaven and He can do anythin'. Mary Magdalen, even. On His chest."

Bloody Jack - L.A. Meyer

“Lish tried to swear–which is always funny, because the computer won’t translate it. It went something like this: “Bleep stupid bleep bleep faeries and their bleep bleep bleep obsessions. He had better stop bleep bleep bleep the bleep bleep rules or I will bleep bleep bleep the little bleeeeeeeeeeep.”

Paranormalcy - Kiersten White

"She might be wild and disrespectful, but if she has potential—

"Wild and disrespecful? Who the hell are you anyway? Oursourced help?"

"Guardian Belikov is the Princess Lissa's guardian now, her sanctioned guardian."

"You got cheap foreign labor to protect Lissa?”

Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead

Thursday, June 28, 2012

What's Next #1

What's Next is a new meme hosted by IceyBooks!
Here's how it works :
-Every Thursday select three-five books (not too many, not too little!) that you want to read but can't decide which one to read first.
-Post the cover, and if you want, the synopsis or even a random line from the book, for each of your selections.
-At the end of your post, ask readers to vote on which one you should read next!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Pledged Launch Tour and Giveaway

Everyone has a soul mate. But what do you do when your soul mate would
rather give his soul to the demons than be with you?
Seventeen-year-old Erin has a problem. Seth has been hers forever, but now an
ancient promise is tearing him away. And Reuel, the demon to whom the promise was
made, will stop at nothing to force Seth to forsake Erin and to worship him.
How can Erin win against a pledge so binding that it has damned countless others to
the same fate she and Seth will face if Reuel wins – an eternity alone?
The answer lies in the past. To find it, Erin and Seth must risk all, travelling back in
time to a dangerous world where love is forbidden, and life – and death – hang on a
Follow Erin and Seth as they travel to ancient Shenaya to break the pledge that has
plagued their families for millennia. Caught in a war between the Angelic Guardians
and the Gefallen, the disembodied dead, they must fight to keep their souls in tact and
their love untainted.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Vincent Boys - Abbi Glines

Being the good girl isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Ashton Gray has grown weary of playing the part to please her parents, and to be worthy of the town’s prince charming, Sawyer Vincent. Maybe That’s why she’s found herself spending time with Sawyer’s cousin, Beau, while he’s away for the summer camping with his family. Beau is nothing like her perfect boyfriend. He’s the sexiest guy she’s ever seen, dangerous in ways she’s only day dreamed about, and the one guy she should stay away from.
Beau never envied Sawyer his loving parents, his big nice home, or his position as quarterback. He loves him like a brother. Which is why he's tried everything in his power to keep his distance from Sawyer’s girlfriend. Even if he has loved her since the age of five, Ashton is Sawyer’s girl, so therefore she’s off limits. But when Sawyer leaves for the summer, Ashton, the one girl Beau would move Heaven and Earth for, decides she wants to get into trouble. Stabbing the one person who’s always accepted him and stood by him in the back, is the cost of finally holding Ashton Gray in his arms. Is she worth losing his cousin over?.... Hell Yeah.

*** I apologize in advance for my random blurbs of thought. I'm in the middle of a wicked summer cold and my focus is non existent and also this review may contain some spoilers***

Friday, June 22, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

I have been awarded with the Liebster Blog Award thanks to Read-A-holicZ! This is my first blogging award.

The Liebster Blog Award is given to upcoming bloggers who have less than 200 followers and Liebster is a German word which means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome.Awww....that's so adorable.

Here are the rules:

1. Each person must post 11 facts about themselves
2. Answer 11 questions the tagger has given you and give 11 questions for the people you've tagged.
3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
4. Tell them you've tagged them.
5. Remember, no tag backs.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Blog Tour Review Against All Odds - Aliaa El-Nashar

Reading Level: Young Adult
Author: Aliaa El-Nashar
Published: April 2011 by Shabab Books Publishing-house

 The Story revolves around:
-A boy called Damien who seems to have it all. He's rich, good-looking and athletic. He's also arrogant, obnoxious and a major player. Damien is one of 5 children who seem to not get along, until one day Damien meets Alexis and his life is turned inside out.
-A girl called Alexis who has trust issues due to her parents. Her best friends mean the world to her, and she refuses to date anyone that doesn't fit completely in her 'Perfect Guy' list. They're thrown together a lot and start to face inner demons they've hidden away for so long.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Existence (Existence Trilogy, #1) - Abbi Glines

What happens when you're stalked by Death? You fall in love with him, of course.
Pagan Moore doesn't cheat Death, but instead, falls in love with him.
Seventeen year old Pagan Moore has seen souls her entire life. Once she realized the strangers she often saw walking through walls were not visible to anyone else, she started ignoring them. If she didn't let them know she could see them, then they left her alone. Until she stepped out of her car the first day of school and saw an incredibly sexy guy lounging on a picnic table, watching her with an amused smirk on his face. Problem is, she knows he's dead.
Not only does he not go away when she ignores him, but he does something none of the others have ever done. He speaks. Pagan is fascinated by the soul. What she doesn't realize is that her appointed time to die is drawing near and the wickedly beautiful soul she is falling in love with is not a soul at all.
He is Death and he's about to break all the rules.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Moonlight Mayhem Blog Tour Guest Post With Author Sherry Soule #MMBlogTour

I'm excited to be taking part in the Moonlight Mayhem blog tour today with a guest post from Sherry Soule about her love for YA books.

“Why I LOVE the YA Genre”
Hi everybody, I’m author, Sherry Soule—waving from the SF Bay Area, where it can get pretty foggy. And I can’t believe that summer’s finally here, and even with the fog burning off by afternoon, I’m cranking the air conditioner and chatting on Twitter about my love of reading.Thanks for letting me visit today as part of my epic Moonlight Mayhem Blog Tour. It’s an honor to be a guest and meet all these awesome booklovers.Thus far, my tour has been so much fun for me and all the followers that participated. It is nice seeing the familiar names in the comments at each stop. For those of you who haven’t heard of my super fun blog tour it's not too late to join the fun!

Twitter Hashtag: #MMBlogTour

I am older (don’t ask me “how” old) and I’ve always loved YA literature. I love reading this genre because it is an escape from my own quiet, somewhat boring life, and I can experience excitement, romance, and fantasy. I think most Young Adult novels are fast-paced and exhilarating, and they are often written in a style that is engrossing and easy-to-read with story-driven or character-driven plotlines. I love that there are so many books created into a series nowadays, so that you can keep sharing more adventures with your favorite characters.
Could my love of YA be simply because I’m still stuck at age 17, a teenager-at-heart in disguise?
Yup. And like many of you, I’ve read hundreds of YA books (you’re NEVER too old to read young adult novels, IMHO) and I can’t actually say I didn’t enjoy them all. Some I loved and I mean “LOVED”, and even felt compelled to email the author to let her know how much I enjoyed her book. Other novels became good friends that I didn’t want to ever part with, so they adorn my bookshelves and wait patiently to be reread again one day. Others were simply read and then disregarded with a contented smile. I am never embarrassed to buy YA books (although I buy most of my books online @ Amazon) in bookstores or carry them around with me. I love the genre and always have. Always will.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Bloody Jack Kindle or Audible Giveaway

Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy -L.A Meyer

Life as a ship's boy aboard HMS Dolphin is a dream come true for Jacky Faber. Gone are the days of scavenging for food and fighting for survival on the streets of eighteenth-century London. Instead, Jacky is becoming a skilled and respected sailor as the crew pursues pirates on the high seas. There's only one problem: Jacky is a girl. And she will have to use every bit of her spirit, wit, and courage to keep the crew from discovering her secret. This could be the adventure of her life--if only she doesn't get caught. . . .

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Mount St. Box-a-lot

After three hours of sleep in three days, a downpour of rain, pinched fingers, and one pestering 7 year old we finally got everything moved. I feel like I've been neglecting my blog and my reading for the past week, probably because I have been, but it's only partially my fault you see because all my book are buried under Mount St. Box-a-lot. I know just where the box is but I can't seem to get to it. Hopefully I will have a real post up by the weekend.

 They're in there somewhere....

On a completely unrelated note, just a need to show off, my son had his first grade end of the year award ceremony and won for most improved in his class.