Thursday, July 30, 2009

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

Anna, Frank, and Matt are best friends. That share and do everything together except everything changes on Anna's birthday when Matt kisses Anna. They carry on their secret relationship with Matt promising her he'll tell his sister while they're on vacation but he never gets the chance. A year later and on a vacation in Cali Frankie declares a twenty boy contest by the end of the summer. Will everything change? Will Anna finally tell her and Matt's secret or will her memories of Matt be erased forever?
A heart breaking novel of death, friendship, and secrets. I loved this book. I pretty much cried throughout the entire thing. If you've ever read Before I Die by Jenny Downham it's like that. It kind of killed me throughout the book how since no one knew about her and Matt she wasn't viewed as being able to grieve like all the rest of his family and I really wanted to punch out miss prissy pants at times. If you like books were you cry no let me rephrase body shaking sobs than you'll love this book. I give this book a 3.8 out of 5 stars.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

YA Reads contest

Go check out YA READS to enter their house of night contest and much more.


Go check out Traveling To Teens to enter to win Ballads of Suburbia, Eyes like stars, It's Not You, It's Me, and The Demon's Lexicon.
This is two previews of New Moon people keep telling me to watch that I'm guessing was at some Comi Con.

That was stinking hilarious that people were screaming and you can so tell Edward's ans are painted on HEHE!


The Electrical Book Cafe is holding a contest for 5 copies of Geektastic that have a ton of great authors involved including Holly Black, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Scott Westfield, and a ton of more spankin' authors. So go scoot over to her blog if you want to check it out.

Teach Me by R.A. Nelson

Teach Me Teach Me by R.A. Nelson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Nine is another species unto herself. Unlike her classmates shes obsessed with space and her goofy best friend Schuyler. But all that changes when she meets Mr.Mann her new AM Lit teacher. This story is about a forbidden relationship between teacher and student and the obsession of a girl that follows.
I liked this book okay but it wasn't one of my all time favorites. At times I had to put down the book and step away because of some of the things Carolina did.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

E. Lockhart's Dramarama Playlist

This is E. Lockhart's playlist for her book Dramarama. I couldn't find one of the songs called All About Rupretch. You can check out E's site here it has some cool little things and you can read about her books or you can go to her blog here and read about whatever is on Lockhart's mind.

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The Treasure Map of Boys by E. Lockhart

The Treasure Map of Boys: Noel, Jackson, Finn, Hutch--and me, Ruby Oliver (Ruby Oliver, Book 3) The Treasure Map of Boys: Noel, Jackson, Finn, Hutch--and me, Ruby Oliver by E. Lockhart

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Ruby Oliver is back again. Now she's lost her job at the zoo. She keeps wanting Noel even though she's trying to be a better person and let Nora have him. Jackson's broken up with Kim and he's left a froggy laden with meaning in her cubby. Finn is making nija brownies for her ChuBS bake sale and blushing whenever she talks to him. All the while she's talking to Dr.Z about her leaperdom and trying to control her escalating panic attacks.
I think any girl with a sense of humor and has had major friend problems in the past will love this book. Don't skip the footnotes because those are some of the funniest parts. I was quoting the book at the end saying: spankin', mocha latte, and rabbit fever; and I was dying for it not to stop at the end.

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Catching Fire Contest

Reviewer X is hosting a contest for Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins you can check it out here.

Jeaniene Frost Playlist

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Jeaniene Frost only has one song for each of her books that I can find and hasn't posted one for her new book just published Destined For An Early Grave so in order these are for the first three books.

Destined For An Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress, #4) Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Here is the book trailer:

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Cat and Bones are on a much deserved vacation headed to Paris when Cat starts having dreams of a man trying to catch her in her sleep. Brushing it off to nothing Bones grand sire Mencheres meets at the dock with guards. They find out that Cats dreams are much more serious the man chasing her in her dreams is Gregor a much stronger vampire also called the Dreamsnatcher who can take people from their dreams to were he is. Even worse he's claiming that Cat's his wife and the only reason she isn't with him is because her memory was erased.

I am positively addicted to this series. If you like urban paranormal fantasy you'll love these books. Many developments happen in the book and another emotitional rollacoaster that is just as good as the first three. It will leave you begging for more. I can't wait until the next book.

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You can visit Jeaniene's site here or her blog here to catch new of her upcoming releases or other tidbits.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong

ALERT- if you have not read the Summoning Kelley Armstrong’s first book in this YA series then be prepared for *SPOILERS*.

The Awakening starts off were the Summoning left off. At the end of the Awakening Chloe gets separated from Derek and Simon and goes to her Aunts with Rae to get help since she was injured. Only thing is that her Aunt is actually apart of the Edison group and she gives her to them. Starting at the beginning of the Awakening, Chloe is trying to bust out with some help from the ghost Liz and a Demi-demon goddess who wants Chloe to release her from the Edison building. She gets some unexpected help from someone I'm not going to mention who and they run away and meet back up with the boys. The story continues with them trying to get to Derek and Simon's father’s friend Andrew's house.

This is another good book in this series. In this one Chloe seems to be trying to put off her damsel in distress role for the strong independent woman. You get to see more different supernaturals in the book as it goes on and like the first more love triangle tension going on between Chloe, Derek, and Simon. So you won't go wanting there. You also get to learn more about how the supernatural teens came to be as they are and some of Chloe's family history.

Here is the book trailer for the Awakening also:

You can check out Kelley Armstrong's site here were you can read experts, link to buying, or just read about Kelley and her other books. The Reckoning the third and final installment in the series comes out May 1, 2010.


I wanted to discuss a part of the book that has been killing me from analyzing it all the time. It's when Derek and Chloe run into the murdering werewolves.

"Liam put his hand out toward me. When Derek tensed, he pulled back, then did it again, testing his reaction, laughing when he got one, until even Ramon started to laugh.
"Check this out," Liam said. "I think the pups got himself a mate. Isn't that the cutest thing?"

What!? I hope that actually has some meaning and will be more explained in the next book.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn

Kitty is a late nite radio host who is starting to take over the midnight hour because shes a lupi or a werewolf. One night she gets bored and starts a discussion about supernatural crimes you hear about and what exactly they are either some type of coverup or all just flop. The show gets such out standing ovations that it gets syndicated in other states. The only problem is her pack leader says she has to quit because the local vampire coven leader says that its attracting to much attention. Kitty lures him over her side with the prospect of half her earnings but she still has to deal with the vampires and they're bringing in the big guns.

Kitty will capture you with her quick wit and her sharp tongue. She's always getting in to trouble and its very entertaining to watch her get out of it. If you like werewolve books with mystery, action, and romance mixed in you'll love Carrie Vaughn's Kitty series. This book is the first one but she currently has 6 books released in this series and have heard rave reviews from others about all of them. You can visit Carrie Vaughn's site here where you can link over to buying, reading an expert, or just seeing what Carrie is all about.

This is Carrie's playlist for Kitty and the Midnight Hour:

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Fragile Eternity Playlist

This is Melissa Marr's playlist for her book Fragile Eternity:


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I also just read that its going to be another two years before her next book comes out.

Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr

The third book in Melissa Marr's fairy world, Fragile Eternity is finally here. Seth can see he's losing Aislinn to Keenan the closer Summer gets. Donia loves Keenan but if given the chance puts all his devotion into getting Aislinn to fall in love with him. Seth knows the only way to stay in the world of faeries and Aislinn's is to become a faerie. Will she choose the mortal or her Summer King to live with for Eternity?

There's also a book trailer:


I almost enjoyed this as much as I liked the first book Wicked Lovely. Keenan is a total slime ball and manipulator. I was jumping for joy whenever Niall punched him in the face and knocked him out. I think and hope that their is going to be another book to explore Seths powers. I see the potential to see alot more action in the next book with Seth kicking Wars but. This book has a lot of imagination and your always wondering how the characters will react. Meliss just resently sighned on for her first adult ficition book so I'll be looking out for more details on that also.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Beautiful Creatures Playlist

I've been listening to Ethan's Playlist from Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl fan site and its great so I'm posting it. Hope you like.

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Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl is coming out in December of 2009. The back cover description:
There were no surprises in Gatlin County.
We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere.
At least, that's what I thought.
Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong.
There was a curse.
There was a girl.
And in the end, there was a grave.

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.

Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.

There is also a book trailer:

You can visit this site to read the first chapter of the book.

Along For The Ride by Sarah Dessen

Auden has always been the academic girl that her divorced parents hadn't had to worry about. Unlike her Europe back packing brother. Sick of following her professor mother talk about womens roles in Renaissance literature she decides to go stay with her father, his wife, and their new born baby at their beach front home. She expects to spend time with her father discussing her plans for college and times of their past but what she gets is a constant wailing from her step sister Thisbe and her selfish father writing his ten year upcoming novel. She ends up working at her step mothers horribly girly boutique where she makes friends and meets Eli an ex-professional biker who helps her experiance all the things she missed in her childhood but has a secret past that makes no one look at him the same.

Another wonderful novel from the bestselling author Sarah Dessen. If you have read any of her other books such as: The Truth About Forever, That Summer, Someone Like You, Just Listen, and Keeping the Moon; than you will adore this book. I especially could relate to the main character Auden. I've always been more academic than social. Eli is another to die for male charcter with his tortured past so you won't go wanting in this book. Sarah Dessen is a wonderful YA author who can put intelligance and relatiability into her chic teen books and I am highly anticipating her next upcoming novel.

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Contest for Destined For An Early Grave, Blood Promise, and The Other Tudors

The Eclectic Reader is posting a contest for Destined For An Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost; Blood Promise by Richelle Mead; and The Other Tudors by Phillipa Jones. All you have to do is long on to her site here and become a follower. I personally would love Jeaniene's new book thats about to come out. So everyone go check it out.