May 22
Review: The Undesirable by S. Celi

Review: The Undesirable by S. Celi

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Title: The Undesirable Author: S. Celi Publisher:  Kindle Direct Publishing Release Date: January 28, 2013 Pages: 210, eBook Goodreads Rating: 3.95 stars My Rating: 3/5 stars Summary from Goodreads: What if everything you knew turned out to be a lie? Charlotte Walker knows how to live under the rule of The Party. She has managed for 18 years. She helps out her drunken mother and keeps life going at a familiar, steady pace. She doesn’t ask questions, even though she has many of them in her heart. Fostino Sanchez knows how to live under the rule of The Party, too. For 19 years, he’s worked to be the perfect Party member. He knows what must be done to keep Maxwell Cooper in power, and how find the The Undesirables that threaten to take away everything that matters. As the months go by, what matters most to Fostino is Charlotte Walker. While their love blooms, danger comes to Charlotte… Read more »


May 22
Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights the upcoming releases that we’re most looking forward to.  Here are my picks – books that are coming out soon! Insomnia J.R. JohannsonRelease date: June 8th 2013It’s been four years since I slept, and I suspect it is killing me. Instead of sleeping, Parker Chipp enters the dream of the last person he’s had eye contact with. He spends his nights crushed by other people’s fear and pain, by their disturbing secrets—and Parker can never have dreams of his own. The severe exhaustion is crippling him. If nothing changes, Parker could soon be facing psychosis and even death.Then he meets Mia. Her dreams, calm and beautifully uncomplicated, allow him blissful rest that is utterly addictive. Parker starts going to bizarre lengths to catch Mia’s eye every day. Everyone at school thinks he’s gone over the edge, even his best friend. And when… Read more »


May 21
Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite Covers

Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite Covers

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One of the blogs that I follow had a fun meme today that really caught my attention.  It’s called Top Ten Tuesday and each week we list a new book-related top ten list.  This week’s list is Top Ten Favorite Book Covers (of books that you’ve read). Okay, so we all know we’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but I totally do.  I mean, I LOVE a gorgeous (or just really striking) book cover and the cover illustration is often what grabs my attention enough to pick up a book and read about it.  So, here are my 10 favorites (from looking at my Read list on Goodreads).  If you click on the cover, you will be brought to the book’s page on Goodreads.                     


May 20
Review: Tracers by Jerome Gilden

Review: Tracers by Jerome Gilden

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Title: Tracers Author: Jerome Gilden Publisher:  Independent Release Date: March 31, 2012 Pages: 164, eBook Goodreads Rating: 4.57 stars My Rating: 1/5 stars Summary from Goodreads: WARNING: Don’t buy this book if you like sticking with mainstream reading material!   “Imagine being a 19 year old adolescent, who is searching for his parents who seem never to have existed, according to local police, state police, FBI, private investigators.” How would that make you feel and what would you do to survive?   Let Jerome Gilden introduce you to Jerry Daniels (19 years old), who used to think he was a normal high school guy and knows he is not crazy, despite other people around him think he is a nut-job who created a set of imaginary parents.   “Yesterday, I graduated from high school; at least I think it was yesterday. I’ve been losing track of time lately. To tell you the truth, and I swear this is the truth, as crazy as… Read more »


May 19
Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

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Title: The 5th Wave Author: Rick Yancey Publisher:  Putnam Juvenile Release Date: May 7, 2013 Pages: 480, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.15 stars My Rating: 5/5 stars Summary from Goodreads: The Passage meets Ender’s Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey. After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance… Read more »


May 18
More New Books on My TBR List!

More New Books on My TBR List!

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Yep, my To-Read list just keeps growing and growing.  I have found so many awesome new books on other blogs – I think I’ll have to start reading 24/7 so that I don’t miss out on any!Here are some of my recently added books that I’m most looking forward to (click on the images to see them on GoodReads) –                 I know there are a few books here that are out of my typical genre, but sometimes it’s fun to read something different.  I was ready to dismiss Girls Love Travis Walker based on the cover and title, but then I read the review on Total Book Geek and I was hooked.  Likewise with The Sea of Tranquility – I’ve seen it reviewed on several blogs and I decided to give it a try.  Anna and The French Kiss definitely isn’t a book I would have added to my TBR list… Read more »


May 17
Feature & Follow – Summer Reads

Feature & Follow – Summer Reads

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Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! This is a blog hop that allows bloggers to gain new followers and find some awesome new blogs to follow themselves! The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host has a blog that they feature each week! So, if you’re a blogger, come join in on the fun! Here’s today’s question – Q:  School is out!  What’s your favorite summer reading book? A: I don’t have specific books that I like to read in the summer, but there are some books coming out this summer that I’m looking forward to.  Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead, Branded by Abi Ketner, and Insomnia by J.R. Johansson, to name a few. Feel free to follow me via GFC, but I’d love it if you could also follow me… Read more »


May 15
Review: Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin

Review: Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin

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Title: Masque of the Red Death  Author: Bethany Griffin Publisher:  Greeenwillow Books Release Date: April 24, 2012 Pages: 319, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 3.79 stars My Rating: 2.5/5 stars Summary from Goodreads: Everything is in ruins. A devastating plague has decimated the population, and those who are left live in fear of catching it as the city crumbles around them. So what does Araby Worth have to live for? Nights in the Debauchery Club, beautiful dresses, glittery makeup . . . and tantalizing ways to forget it all. But in the depths of the club–in the depths of her own despair–Araby will find more than oblivion. She will find Will, the terribly handsome proprietor of the club, and Elliott, the wickedly smart aristocrat. Neither is what he seems. Both have secrets. Everyone does. And Araby may find not just something to live for, but something to fight for–no matter what it costs her. MY TAKE This book was my… Read more »


May 15
Debut Authors Challenge Update – My first ARC and a win!!

Debut Authors Challenge Update – My first ARC and a win!!

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I’m the winner!  Yep, my very first time participating in the Debut Authors Challenge and I already won a prize pack!  I’m so excited!  I actually don’t even know what it is yet (I’ll let you know when it gets here), but winning a prize just makes the whole challenge seem that much more exciting! And, as if that weren’t enough, I’ve also been chosen to participate in the Debut Author ARC Tour for Ink by Amanda Sun.  This is my very first ARC, so I’m doubly excited!  This is the type of thing that makes me feel like a “real” blogger – getting to read a book before it’s even released and share my thoughts on it with all of you.  I mean, that’s cool, right? So, I thought I would update you all on my progress for the challenge.  Click on the REVIEWED link to see the review for… Read more »


May 14
Teaser Tuesday – May 14th, 2013

Teaser Tuesday – May 14th, 2013

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: ~Grab your current read ~Open to a random page ~Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on the page ~BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! ( make sure that what you share doesn’t give away to much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) ~Share the title & author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers! – Then go on over to Should be Reading and share your teaser in her comments section! My teaser today is from the book that I’m reading for my May Random Read –  Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin Clever to make the symbol of the rebellion so close to the symbol for the disease. Unless you… Read more »