Sunday, August 28, 2011

Review: Twisted - Gena Showalter

  • Reading level:
  •  Young Adult
  • Hardcover:
  •  304 pages
  • Publisher:
  •  Harlequin (August 30, 2011)
His vampire girlfriend might have brought him back to life, but he's never felt more out of control. There's a darkness within him, something taking over…changing him. Worse, because he was meant to die, death now stalks him at every turn. Any day could be his last.Once upon a time, the three souls trapped inside his head could have helped him. He could have protected himself. But as the darkness grows stronger, the souls grow weaker—just like his girlfriend. The more vampire Aden becomes, the more human Victoria becomes, until everything they know and love is threatened.Life couldn't get any worse. Could it?

My Thoughts...
I absolutely adore this series. I love everything about it.  Aden by himself is pretty awesome, once you add in the souls he is just like the perfect character. Mary Anne, Victoria, and Riley are a great cast too! I feel that there has been a great deal of character growth for all the characters.  They have all been through so much. I think that this book alone tested them each in many different ways, and I can't wait to see where they go from here. The over arching story for this series  has been great thus far and I am dying for the next taste all ready! But the major story plots in this book really seemed to turn everyone upside down and inside out before everything was said and done.  It was an amazing emotional trip that I am so glad I took.  I look forward to more in this series and hope that you guys will give it a try if you haven't already. I give this one 4 stars!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sorry Guys!

Sorry guys its been a rough few weeks here as you can tell by my serious lack of posting!  I just started a new job, and they just started giving me lots of hours so I have to get on here on my day off and schedule some posts! Also my father had surgery last week and I spent quite a bit of time worrying, running to the hospital to visit, and now that he is home I have been running over to his house to check on him. Hopefully things will start to calm down soon and I can get some posts scheduled and get back to a normal posting schedule. Maybe once my little one starts kindergarten next month things will get a little easier.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Review: Hourglass - Myra McEntire

  • Reading level:
  •  Young Adult
  • Hardcover:
  •  400 pages
  • Publisher:
  •  EgmontUSA (June 14, 2011)

One hour to rewrite the past . . .  For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn’t there: swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents’ death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She’s tried everything, but the visions keep coming back.So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson’s willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may change her past.Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he’s around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should have happened?
Full of atmosphere, mystery, and romance, Hourglass merges the very best of the paranormal and science-fiction genres in a seductive, remarkable young adult debut.

My Thoughts...
OMFGWTFBBQ?!? I have been dying to get my hands on this book. I've drooled over IMM posts, and agreed with so many WOW posts and finally release day came! The second I finished the book I was reading I kicked on my Nook and started this amazing journey. I think I am in love with Emerson! She was such a snarky smart ass with a soft chewy center. Michael was swoon worthy as was Kaleb. I will take one of each please! I love a story where we learn with the character, and learning with Emerson was fun, sad,  frustrating, and exciting. The only thing I am going to say about the story itself is wow. I am dying for more! The story moved at a great pace and just grabbed me. This book really has it all. A great story with teriffic characters, and the mystery of Emerson. I can't say enough about this book, if you haven't read it yet go get a copy and enjoy! I give this one 5 stars!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (13)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week is...
In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for Anya Balanchine, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the city's most notorious (and dead) crime boss, life is fairly routine. It consists of going to school, taking care of her siblings and her dying grandmother, trying to avoid falling in love with the new assistant D.A.'s son, and avoiding her loser ex-boyfriend. That is until her ex is accidently poisoned by the chocolate her family manufactures and the police think she's to blame. Suddenly, Anya finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight--at school, in the news, and most importantly, within her mafia family. 

I have to read this because I can't imagine a world in which coffee and CHOCOLATE are illegal!!! I have to see how that works out for them lol. And the mafia mention in the blurb also adds a little something to it for me. 

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