Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Book Feature of the Week 2- Casey Barnes Eponymous Guest Post

 I am so sorry this isn't the review I promised today but I had to switch  because I haven't finished the book yet! I will defiantly get the review up tomorrow after I finish it at school. So I thought I would put the lovely guest post up. Don't worry it will be up tomorrow you have my word otherwise you have my complete permission to throttle me. :)


So Adele flipped the audience the bird the other night at the Brit Awards.  It was at the tail end of her speech.  She was speaking about how proud she was to be British and the announcer cut her off to introduce Blur.  She flipped the audience the bird.  When called out on it she explained that in reality she was flipping the “suits” in the audience the bird, not her fans.

Because, of course, it was the suits, the execs sitting in the audience watching the show, who told the announcer to cut her off.

Now don’t get me wrong.  I really like Adele.  She’s got a voice like no other and is beautiful with looks that are a refreshing change from bone thin super-model types.  She has a classy, cool demeanor.  She has always seemed a bit more grown up than the average pop star.

And, I should say, she still does.  For despite the seeming immaturity of her act, i.e. flipping off a live T.V. camera at a moment the world is celebrating her and then saying the act was intended for the very figure heads who worked to make that happen for her, I actually think what she did was a perfectly normal rite of passage.

When a pop star goes from being a talented sensation who sells a lot of albums, acts humble, thanks their parents, dog, and friends, to a pop star overwhelmed slash frustrated slash confident enough to flip the general public the bird, that pop star has tripped the light fantastic.  She or he has become just a little jaded with fame, which in turn means there’s an expectation the fame will stick around.

Which, in the case of our first two examples, it has.

Madonna was once a girl in a bra and rubber band bracelets with a Minnie Mouse voice.  She was from Michigan.  Her accent even sounded like it was from Michigan.  Then, rite of passage numero uno, she started dating Sean Penn.  Middle fingers flared at paparazzi was were as present as their bodyguards.

Britney first got the world’s attention dressed up as a schoolgirl with her hair in ponytails.  She proceeded to get seriously famous, shave her hair off, forget to wear underpants and flip many people the bird.  Granted she had so many uncouth behaviors going on during the meltdown era that flipping the bird hardly seemed like much, but it was there alright.  The sign of a fame that can be taken for granted.

Justin Bieber even did it, just the other week.  He was leaving a party with Selena Gomez, who apparently had been harassed by paparazzi or partygoers or some other pop star, god knows, it was never made clear, but she emerged with a fat lip.   This caused Justin to flip the paparazzi the bird.  Now Justin’s squeaky clean veneer had already been well worn off by a paternity suit.  But that turned out to be fake.  Not the bird, though, not the bird.

There was even some bird flipping at the Super Bowl halftime show.  No I’m not talking about the Richard Simmons lookalike on the tight rope.  I’m talking about M.I.A.  But M.I.A. has always been a badass.  Making note of her flipping the bird is like being shocked Pink has.  What was interesting about the M.I.A. flip was Madonna scolding her for it.  Madonna.  The same Madonna who did it herself back at Dodgers Stadium back in 2008.  The same Material Girl from Detroit who’s been doing it like every ten minutes ever since Sean Penn.

But I suppose Madonna can do whatever she wants, because the fame has stuck around.  As it has for Britney and M.I.A.  Whether it does for Justin remains to be seen.  The fake paternity suit’s a good start, though.

And will it for Adele?  Music’s a tough biz.  But I think she’s got what it takes.  That bird, I predict, is the start of good things to come .

Monday, February 27, 2012

Book Feature of the Week 2: Giveaway!



I am starting off on Monday this week. :) The featured book is Casey Barnes Eponymous by E A Rigg. I am ecstatic that she is here with us. Or atleast through the internet. If you are an author and would like to feature your book on here in the future you MG or YA book please please shoot me an email.  I am open completely for the next lifetime. ;)

It's three weeks into the school year when music junkie Casey Barnes gets a second chance with her mysterious, heartbreaking ex-boyfriend. She comes up with a plan to win him back, but it soon spins out of control as rivalries, revelations about him, and music itself all start to collide. For Casey the newfound attention means learning the difference between wanting center stage and actually being on it.

Monday, February 27th - Giveaway
Tuesday, February 28th- Review
Wednesday, February 29th- Excerpt
Thursday,March 1st- Guest Post
Friday, March 2nd- Interview
Saturday, March 3rd-  Quote Mania


  So E.A is giving away an ebook copy of Casey Barnes Eponymous. I enjoyed it and if you are looking for a fresh read with a spunky lead, this is the book for you. Also if you are a big music fan this book needs to be added to your to read list. So leaving a comment is the only thing I require for the giveaway  with your email. I really don't feel like hunting you down. Here are your extra entries: 

+1 for EACH way you follow. 
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Saturday, February 25, 2012

So Want Saturday

  I was thinking what book I wanted for Saturday and I could hardly come up with anything and this meme isn't called Want Saturday it is So Want Saturday. So the book I am craving the most though I have already read it is Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles. I So Want it in paperback on Saturday.

  When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created “perfect” life is about to unravel before her eyes. She’s forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she's worked so hard for—her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect. Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more.  In a passionate story about looking beneath the surface, Simone Elkeles breaks through the stereotypes and barriers that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Review: Going Too Far

Title: Going Too Far 
Author: Jennifer Echols 
Published: March 17, 2009
Publisher:  MTV Books 
Format:  Ebook
Rating:  5/5 Ereaders

All Meg has ever wanted is to get away. Away from high school. Away from her backwater town. Away from her parents who seem determined to keep her imprisoned in their dead-end lives. But one crazy evening involving a dare and forbidden railroad tracks, she goes way too far...and almost doesn't make it back.

John made a choice to stay. To enforce the rules. To serve and protect. He has nothing but contempt for what he sees as childish rebellion, and he wants to teach Meg a lesson she won't soon forget. But Meg pushes him to the limit by questioning everything he learned at the police academy. And when he pushes back, demanding to know why she won't be tied down, they will drive each other to the edge -- and over....

  If I could give it more than 5 e-readers I would. 

This book didn't start slow or end slow. It was the perfect read for me. I don't say I could really relate to the girl in real world terms, but as far as fictional goes I engrossed myself with this wonderful character. This is one I picked up and could not put it down through doing the dishes and cleaning my room. Anamazing love story that will forever find a place in my heart. The author has truly grabbed me and pulled me on a love story at its best. 

The characters dont just automaticly fall in love. That is what I hate most in books. Love at first sight. Come on people how often does that happen? I want to learn to love these characters before getting swept off my feet into the carriage like Sleeping Beauty. This one the characters don't automatically fall in love. They don't either necessarily hate each other either. 

That is another thing that drives me up the wall. When they absolutely hate each other and then BAM! they kiss. No,No this book they aren't all too fond of each other but they aren't trying to reach and throttle each other to death either. They were mearly acquaintances which developed feelings for each other over time- Lovely. 

I actually enjoyed the main female,Meg. I defiantly didn't find her complaining and a cry baby in any sense. I found her bad-butt. Her blue hair is one thing that I found unusual about her, but it didn't stop me from really, really liking her. 

John. My dear John. How art I loveth you. You are my dream man. Yes, John the total opposite of Meg. He isn't wild or party crazed. He is solid minded but he defiantly soon fell in love with our Meg. He is an excellent, swoon worthy male in this book. 

Now what started it all- that darn bridge with the train tracks. John patrols it. That is where the story starts off. Meg was there with some friends getting drunk and she got arrested by John. She didnt know what sentimental feelings came with that bridge. I didn't either til I got to the last 10 pages. - DON'T YOU DARE FLIP TO THE LAST 10 PAGES! You will want to read this book from the beginning. I assure you. 

  The plot was dynamic and can keep a person entertained til the end of time and still have you pondering on with this book. My love overflowed with this delectible story- it is almost better than sugar itself. I recommend to anyone looking for a love story- yet not a sterio type. One that is formed and shows true love. 

  ((Yes I own the same shirt as Meg in the book ;) )) 

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Fun on Picnik


This is what happens when I have free time and Picnik is closing down. :) 


Friday, February 17, 2012

In My Mailbox (4)


Hosted by Kristy at the Story Siren
With Maya the stinker! :) 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Review: The Moon Coin

Title: The Moon Coin
Series: Moon Realm Novel
Illustrator: Carolyn Arcabascio
Publisher: Gibbering Gnome Press
Published: September 10, 2011 
Format: Ebook
Source: Richard for Review 

Once upon a time, Lily and Jasper Winter had an uncle named Ebb. He liked to tell tales of a place called the Moon Realm, where nine moons swirled around one another, each inhabited by strange and wondrous beings: magical lunamancers; undersea merfolk; wise birds; winged dragons; and Lily’s favorite, the heroic, leonine Rinn: =^..^=. Uncle Ebb had quite the imagination. 

Now, nine years after the tales began, he’s missing. Soon, so is Lily, transported to the Moon Realm by a mysterious coin. 

But this Moon Realm is different. Here, a villain named Wrengfoul and his evil minions are attacking the other moons, stripping away what little magic remains. Had Uncle Ebb just been spinning tales of how he wanted things to be? Where did the truth begin and the fantasy end? And how will Lily ever get home? 

In his brilliantly plotted debut novel, Richard Due introduces us to Lily and Jasper Winter, a pair of smart, observant teens growing up on an old Pennsylvania tree farm with their parents and uncle; a pair of geriatric botanists; a big shaggy dog; and an overly inquisitive cat named Tarzanna. Growing up on Treling wasn’t really so out of the ordinary, except for Ebb’s strange house, and his wonderful bedtime stories. Until, that is, the day Lily found herself in the Moon Realm, in a dystopian version of those same stories—er—tales, definitely tales. 

Featuring twenty-two stunning full-color illustrations by Carolyn Arcabascio. Volume One of the young adult fantasy adventure series The Moon Realm. 


  The cover for this book looks Middle Grade and that is the audience this book is trying to capture so with that the cover artist(s) did an excellent job. Although it isn't just drop dead gorgeous like romance novels try to get theirs to look like. This one captures the ideas of the story line. So ,yes, I really enjoy the cover on this book. I think it would even make a lovely shelf candy piece ;)

   *Quick note to author: I, Courtney Elizabeth Wyant, give you full permission to throttle me for not getting this review up. I am so sorry about that and I wish that I could make it up to you. I made a promise I didn't keep and feel extremely guilty. So, Richard, I give you full permission to throttle me although I must say I love to live. ;) 

    This is one of the best fantasies I have read in a while. It is also one of the best Middle Grades I have ever read. This book really did draw me out of my normal comfort zone but it surprised me how much I really enjoyed it. I am very happy to have read the book and am even more happy to give it a good review.


  My comfort zone consists of romances and that is about it. I usually stay in my boundries but I decided to put down my walls for this novel. This was an excellent way for me to keep putting my walls down. Though no romance I go to a different world that is so well written that I felt like I was there.

   So Richards book is addicting and I will definatly be recommending to my lovely reading buddies at school who still read MG, which is surprisingly high. So this book was definatly one of the best MG I have read in a long while :)

Buy at: B&;N , Amazon , and Ibookstore.

Find Richard at: Website .
                                         

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Book Feature of the Week (1) Guest Post


Inspired to Write

Growing up, I loved to read and I also loved to write. I would read everything I could get my
hands on. Even things like the cereal box or the ketchup bottle label. I just couldn’t get enough to
read. I was like a drug addict, and the written word was my drug of choice.

 As I grew older I discovered boys. Yes, I did. Needless to say, my love of reading and
writing stories slowly trickled away until I found myself grown and those things just became null
and void in my life for many years.

  About twenty years ago my youngest started school and I suddenly found all this extra time
in my day and I picked up a book a friend had suggested I read. Actually, it was John Grisham’s
book, The Firm, but at that time he was basically unheard of. Needless to say, I immediately fell
in love and began buying any suspense and murder mystery books I could find.

The years went by, my children grew up and I had joined a small book club. I rushed to
pick up the monthly read and couldn’t wait to get home. A couple of friends had raved about the
book, promising a compelling action packed page turner.

I fixed my coffee, curled up in my chair, and began. I read two pages and my smile began to
fade. I thought, maybe it just starts off a little slow. I read two more pages and frowned. Okay, so
maybe it starts off really slow. I read a few more pages before finally hurling the book across the
room, knocking pictures off of my mantle. It was the worst book I had ever picked up. I figured
it had to be an unknown author…but it wasn’t. This author was a New York Times Bestseller.
My husband came in and asked what was wrong and I told him I could write better than that.

He said, “What are you waiting for?”

I thought about it for a month or so, then came home from church one Sunday, sat down in
front of my computer, and began writing. That was a year and a half, and two books ago.
I guess you could say my love for reading a good book was my inspiration for writing.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Book Feature of the week (1) - Excerpt

 Heres an excerpt from Ties to the Blood Moon by Robin Waldrop . I hope y'all enjoy and make sure you defiantly check out Robin's book.

 When he pulled out his hand a thin gold
necklace dangled in his grip. He tossed it to me. “Keep walking.”
When I opened my hand and picked it up by the chain, I saw the tiny heart shaped
locket. I knew instantly it was my mom’s. She wore it every single day, never taking it off. I
remembered asking her about it when I was little. She told me my father had given it to her right
after I was born. He told her the heart represented his love for us.

 My eyes burned with fresh tears. I didn’t need to open the locket. I knew there would be
two pictures inside. One picture was of me as a baby, and the other was the two of them taken on
their wedding day. I slowly lowered the chain into the palm of my hand, then made a tight fist
around it.
 A surge of electricity shot through my body, forcing me to my knees. I was blinded by a
white light, and as it faded, I saw her. My heart beat so frantically my chest ached. My mom was
inside a dark room. It smelled of must and lavender. She was sitting against a cold dirt wall and
she was calling out to me. She kept trying to show me something, but I couldn’t make out some
of it. Flashes of mountains, snow and pathways dotted my mind, then vanished.

 My eyes shot open when I heard a loud thud. I promptly turned around and saw Zane
lying in a crumpled mass on the ground, a darkened silhouette standing over him.
I sensed him before I saw him. My heart fluttered unabashedly. “Oh my God!” I jumped
to my feet, breaking out into a gigantic smile. I leaped, throwing my arms around his neck, and
wrapping my legs around his waist. “William,” I squealed, squeezing him tightly, not wanting to
ever let him go.

   He swung me around a few times, squeezing his arms even more tightly around my
waist. “Genevieve … thank God you’re all right,” he whispered softly in my ear. “I don’t know
what I would have done if something happened to you.”

We held each other a few more moments before he loosened his hold, letting me slide
down the front of him to my feet. He still had his hands around my waist as we gazed into each
other’s eyes.
I quickly noticed he had a puzzled look on his face, and his eyes kept searching all over
my face.
“What are you looking at?” I had almost forgotten about the sudden change that
happened in the cave.
“You’re different somehow,” he said, his fingers gently pushing loose hairs away from
my face.

Interview: Devon Ashley

Here is my part on the tour stop :) -
1) So let's start off with something easy on the question. What started you off writing? I actually started off really young. So young in fact that I don't remember when it happened. I think I finally took it a little more seriously a few years back when I went from writing to de-stress from my day to really just wanting to write all the time. I've got a ton of ideas marinating in my head and I can't wait to get them written down already.

2) Which of your books took the longest to compose? Ordained, but only cause I was writing it for fun - it took about six months of free time to complete. Falling In Between was the quickest, easiest write for me and it was done in less than six weeks.

3) So whose romance did you enjoy writing the most, Chance + Jenna or Robert +Jenna? Jenna and Robert. But I may be a little biast cause Robert looks a LOT like my hubby. :)

4) Which of your characters did it take the longest to deveop and figure out who they were going to be in the story? Hmm...didn't really have that problem. But, I suppose Jhett took a little time to figure out how to best incorporate into the story. I wasn't sure if he would have a purpose in the story, or just play the best friend's love interest.

5) What is your favorite thing to do in your free time other than writing , if that was the answer to begin with? Free time...hmm...currently wondering what that is. Well, before I had a hubby and a little man in my life I used to knit up a storm. These days 'free time' is as elusive as a mermaid in the desert.

6) Did you plan out Falling in Between,  or did you just let it develop as you wrote? I had a basic idea of where I wanted the story to go. But truthfully, I just started and let my characters guide me where they wanted to go.

7) Do you remember where you were when you finished writing the last page of Falling in Between? LOL. Probably sitting on my bum on the sofa, my left hand in a jar of M&Ms and my little boy's eyes peeking over the top of my laptop watching me, trying to use a Jedi-mind-trick to get me to put on an episode of The Wonder Pets.

8) Who is a boy that you wish was your Best Book Boyfriend? Patch from the Hush, Hush series. YUM!!!!

9) Favorite scene to write in the book? Why was it your favorite? Probably the hospital scenes between Jenna and Sophie cause Sophie is just flippin' crazy! Seriously, how many of your girlfriends would bring you a mylar balloon with It's A Boy written on it cause...(well, you'll see!)

10) What is your advice to the writers of the world? Write what you like and don't let the negativity your sure to run across get you down.  

11) What are your thoughts of Snuggies? ROFLMAO!!! You have no idea how much my husband and I crack up when we see the newest comercials of those snuggie-type pajamas with the back door openings! I don't care how cold it is outside...I would NOT wear that to the football game like they try to promote! Or around the house...

Monday, February 13, 2012

Book Feature of the Week 1- Review

Title: Ties to the Blood Moon
Author: Robin P Waldrop
Published: November 1, 2011
Publisher: Indie 
Source: From Author for Review 
Rating- 4 ereaders 

  Genevieve is a teenage girl who moves in with her aunt in Alaska after the death of her mother. Soon after her arrival she learns the things she was raised to believe only existed in fairytales are in fact a big part of her history. When it gets to be too much she seeks refuge in the arms of her new boyfriend, William, only to find out he's not who she thought he was either.


 I actually  really, really, enjoy this books cover. It matches the story and plot so with all a due , it is perfect for this book. A little bit too much red to me but it matches as I repeat. I am not a big fan of the font of Ties to the Blood Moon , but it isnt the ugliest font I have ever seen. 
    I am going to have to make this short and sweet because I am slightly rushed as I write it. So feel free to scowl me later. :) 

 So in quick words I really, really enjoyed Robin's story created. I am not going to compare it to twilight like everyone else because I wouldn't like my book to be compared to anyone elses either for similarities. It was a quick read and one of my favorites on werewolves and I am most definatly looking forward to the next book in the series. 


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Book Feature- Giveaway

   Genevieve is a teenage girl who moves in with her aunt in Alaska after the death of her mother. Soon after her arrival she learns the things she was raised to believe only existed in fairytales are in fact a big part of her history. When it gets to be too much she seeks refuge in the arms of her new boyfriend, William, only to find out he's not who she thought he was either.


We are starting of the Book Feature of the Week with a giveaway of Ties to the Blood Moon by Robin P Waldrop. It is going to be international because its an e-book. So leave a comment with your email down below because I really don't feel like hunting down your email like I have had to do before.
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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Book Feature of the Week: Ties to the Blood Moon

  Hi everyone. Every week for now on I am going to have a Book Feature of The Week and  the one this week is Robin P Waldrop's Ties to the Blood Moon.  This week here is the schedule:

Sunday, February 12th - Giveaway that will run til the 18th
Monday, February 13th- Review
Tuesday, February 14th- Excerpt
Wednesday, February 15th- Guest Post
Thursday, February 16th- Interview
Friday, February 17th-  Quote Mania

Friday, February 10, 2012

Jr Beta Essay

Hi, everyone. If you had been stalking me or know me you know that I have been writing an essay for Jr Beta. So tell me what you think? It is the work of a 7th grader named Courtney. :)


     One foot soon preceded the other, we slowly descended into the cockpit of our car, our own thoughts drifted to the race. We have just committed to start and finish. Our breathing is heavy as if we  ran a hundred laps around a track ,but it is just anticipation  that is making the intake of air a struggle for us . We, as Betas, already know the goals we will strive for and hopefully
 achieve in this race: leadership, good character for all to see, and academic excellence. This grand prix is the race of life, and we are the pace car.

   When we start our engines, we hear the roaring of our competitor’s engines and are reminded they are the competition; however, as Betas, we are thinking about displaying a strong leadership which will cause people to think of us as being admirable leaders.  Betas are the pace makers in this race toward greatness. The race of life will consist of winners and losers.  Some may have trouble during the race, and some may not finish at all.  However, we Betas strive to use our leadership skills to guide them back on track and encourage them to finish the race.

   As we make the beginning pace laps, we feel the rumble of our engines combined with others engines; we realize that others will race dirty. Though they may race dishonestly, we will not be affected because of our integrity.   As a leader everyone will witness what we do.  Bad behavior is infectious, and we must strive to erase it whenever possible.

  How can we erase bad behavior?  We will display good behavior.  Good behavior, like bad behavior is also contagious.  Our character is our fuel.  It pushes us .  Better fuel means better results –our car runs better on high grade fuel.  Bad fuel, that is bad behavior, will bog down our car, slowing us down at the worst possible times.
  
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    Now we have our foot on the pedal and our eyes set on the track before us. This race will depend on our academics more than anything else.  We have checked our fuel gauge to make sure it has enough fuel to power us through the race. 

   When the race starts, the first bend in the road for Betas is going to be academic achievement which we are expected to grasp and maintain.  We have already started a foundation for the academic part before the race. Now, we are about to start the race Beta is preparing us for, a harder race than the other ones we have run before. Good grades are something all true Betas strive for in this race. Beta supplies a support crew for our willpower; this willpower fuels our educational success. It is the foundation that will boost us forward into the race of life where we will seek a job with a good pay and good working conditions. So, our education is very important, and it will most definitely be a great part of this race of life.

 “Betas Start Your Engines!” a deep voice commands from the stands above.  The checkered flag is thrown down, and we launch off the line. We speed down the track; our hearts set on letting the on lookers observing our race see academic excellence, desirable character, and incomparable leadership. The race has begun, and it will soon show that it is not to be an easy feat to complete. Furthermore, this isn’t just a race with no importance. It is the race of life, one that we will reflect back on and, yes, continue forever.

Word count: 604

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Review: Hope's Daughter

Title: Hope's Daughter
 Series: Ambrosia Sequence
Author: Melanie Cusick-Jones 
Publisher: Indie- Melanie Cusick- Jones 
Published: December 8, 2011
Source: Review Copy 
Rating: 4/5 

Life should be simple for Cassie.

For the small population of Earth survivors who live on the Space Station Hope everything they do is planned and scheduled, down to the cyclical food menus, their roles in the station, even how many children they have.

Despite rigid controls directing her life, Cassie feels more out of synch than ever and worries she won’t find a place for herself within the station community. Perhaps that’s because she’s hearing things inside her head that can’t possibly be real. Or maybe it’s the regular elopements of her peers, heading off to a romantic future in the Married Quarter of the space station, whilst she’s never even been attracted to a boy – no matter how hard her best friend Ami pushes them at her. Then there are the odd questions her work placement partner Balik keeps raising. His questions are just as troubling for her as his distracting smiles and eyes that seem to see inside her.

As Cassie draws closer to Balik she finds that everything else in her life begins to shift. He tells her things that call into question the system they live within. She can't believe he is right, but at the same time she finds it hard to deny the sincerity of his ideas. Could there be a connection between Cassie’s problems and Balik’s questions? The truth will drag them both to a terrifying and deadly conclusion beyond anything they could have imagined.



     
  I was a big sucker for this cover. It was the cover that made me decide to review the book. I remember talking to my dad and saying that this was the prettiest cover I have seen in a long while- other  than Whither. With that cover I pretty much went into rapture. That was probably my drool over cover of the year. This book definitely has a cover that will draw people in.Melanie has a beautiful cover for her magnificent book.
    As you all know I am not one for Dystopian books - with a few exception. Same with Sci Fi. This one,though, I really enjoyed. I didn't get bored like I did in Matched. So this one is defiantly a Dystopian that i enjoyed. 
  The author's style was well-written and I enjoyed. Though I didn't read it through one sitting I managed it in about 3 days. Though I was a little slow at reading this one, I did enjoy. I read a little of it during history, another at night time in the bathtub, and finally after I finished writing an essay for English Class about a very special day. ((PS mine was about this guy I met when I was at Lake Tiak O'Khata and I am SO glad Mrs. French did not make us read it allowed because I over exaggerated on everything that happened that day. It had a ton of romance- that kinda didn't happen.))  The plot was intresting and I really enjoy  the characters who were very diverse.
  
 So with the perfect amount of Romance, this book really did open my eyes and I may try other dystopians  because I have came across 3 books I have enjoyed. So if you are a dystopian lover than you must get this book immediately- but if you are kinda hesitant like me about dystopian- buy it when you have some extra change in your bank account. 
  Find Melanie at: Website Blog
Buy Hope's Daughter at: Amazon   Barnes and Noble
 
  

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Nook Lend Me

Okay so I have Lend me books and no one to share them with... Here are the ones I have that are lendable on the NOOK. So if you want to borrow one just send a request to programmer.py@gmail.com

Beach Potato  by Sarah Riley 
Before by Cambria Hebert
Bitterroot Crossing by Tess Oliver
For the Love of a Vampire ( Blood Like Poison #1) by M Leighton
To Kill an Angel (Blood Like Poison #3) by M Leighton 
Cross my Heart by Katie Klein
Every Last Kiss by Courtney Cole 
Fair Maiden by Cheri Schmidt
Forever by Cheri Schmidt
Grounded by Constance Sharper
Heart of a Huntress (Camille #2) by Tess Oliver 
Heart on a Chain by Cindy C Bennett
Heaven is for Heroes by PJ Sharon 
His Eyes by Renee Carter 
In Dreams by J Stering 
Indigo Blues by Danielle Joseph 
Intuition by J Meyer 
Jessica's Guide to Dating the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
On Thin Ice by PJ Sharon  *recommend - one of my faves
Raven by Suzy Turner 
Rebel Summer by Linda Palmer 
Reckless Magic by Rachel Higginson
Safe Landing by Tess Oliver 
Scary Mary by S A Hunter 
The Deepest Cut by J A Templeton
The Emerald Talisman by Brenda Pandos 
The Pearl Savage by Tamara Rose Blodgett
The Stillburrow Crush by Linda Kage *Recommend 
Unfinished by Carol Oates 
Wisdom (My Blood Approves #4) by Amanda Hocking 
Zombies Dont Cry: A Living Dead Love Story by Rusty Fisher 




Saturday, February 4, 2012

Reviews in General

Lately I have been stressed out over school and book blogging but now it is February 4th and I am making a commitment to you authors who have given me books to review and I have procrastinated to read them. This is your month. From February 4 2012 - March 15 2012, will be my reviewing month. I will be reading the books authors have asked me to read instead of the ones I have bought. If I have agreed to review your book, I PROMISE the review will be up  soon in that time period. If you want to also want to add your book to my  to review pile - please go to my review policy page found on the  right hand side and drop me an email if it meets my requirements. So here is the books I am going to read, in no particular order. 






























  





















Thursday, February 2, 2012

Review: Falling In Between

Title: Falling in Between 
 Series: Falling #1
Author: Devon Ashley 
Publisher: Devon Ashely - indie-
Published: Febuary 14, 2012 
Source: Devon Ashley Physical ARC 

Finally! A private conversation. And all I had to do was throw myself off a cliff, drown in a pond in my undies and let him put his hands on my breasts to bring me back to life. Yay me! (yeah, that’s sarcasm)

Yep, that pretty much sums up the most craptastic night of Jenna Baker’s life. She drowns after jumping off a cliff, meets a hotty named Chance in the pearlescent in-between and is brought back to life by her soon-to-be boyfriend Robert.

Just when things start to move forward with Robert, the guy she'd been crushing on for a year now, in walks the man of her dreams – literally. Chance suddenly appears in her dream every time she closes her eyes. So it's Robert by day and Chance by night. One in the real world and one in the dream world. What could possibly go wrong?

Absolutely nothing – until she comes face to face with the guy she met in the in-between, and realizes her romantic rendezvous with Chance may be more than just her imagination. 


  I really, really love this cover and it is the reason I asked to be on the blog tour itself. So I love the dress. It is so frilly and pink- so unlike something I would wear. I am more of brown or black in my wardrobe but I wish I could own that dress. :) 
 Another thing I really like about this book, which is only available to see with the  the physical copy. I love how that pink dress continues onto the back of it. That is what I  really enjoy about the copy I received. My favorite dress ever continues on the back. So I absolutely love that part of the cover. 

   The words - I Love Robert. Yes I had a thing with all the boys in these books yet I was stuck on Robert from the beginning. This is the first Devon Ashley book  I have tried and the results on it? I was amazed by both love stories. The stories along with Devon Ashley's well-written style led to a very happy Courtney. :) 

   So I loved going from Chance and Jenna's romance and then Robert and Jenna's romance. It kept the story fresh and fun for me and I hope it will for you too. If you are one who is looking for your not typical girl-likes-boy-and-they-fall-in-love-the-end., this book is the one for you. 

  The main thing that captured me from the beginning was the drop dead funniness of this story. Yes, I laughed like a kid who got a terrible joke book for Christmas. When this popped on the page I started to laugh like a hyena. The humor is continued through out the book but I think that is the only one where I laughed aloud and literally rolled on the floor with laughter.

  Find the Amazing Devon Ashley at : Goodreads , Blog , Dark Horse Books .

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Cover Love

Title: The Boyfriend Theif
Author: Shana Norris
Publisher: Shana Norris - Indie
Published: April 30, 2011

  Avery James has her life planned out: this summer she'll work with a humanitarian program in Costa Rica, next year she'll graduate at the top of her class, and after that, college and medical school. Perfect, planned, total order.
  The only problem: getting the rest of the money she needs for the trip before the deadline. Hannah Cohen, her biggest competition for the valedictorian title, makes an unexpected offer: If Avery can win over Zac Greeley and make him break up with Hannah before the end of the school year, a check for five hundred dollars is all hers. Faced with the prospect of spending yet another summer working as a giant hot dog, it's an offer Avery can't refuse.

 Zac is nothing like Avery expected. Within his chaotic world of midnight slushie runs and spontaneous dance parties, her total order is quickly falling apart while Hannah seems poised to get everything she wants. But just how much is Avery willing to give up for the perfect, planned life?

I love the cover of this one for several different reasons. It isnt just drop dead gourgeous but I still really like the looks. I love the converses and the flats the cover models are wearing.
  So a main reason I like the cover is the shoes the girl cover model is wearing because I , Courtney, own a pair of shoes just like it...
  Mine are identical and are American Eagle although I bought them on one of my local thrift store adventures. I paid a dime for my pair of slightly scuffed shoes. I washed and scrubbed them and then they looked wearible.
   Then I was surfing my Nook Tablet for a book to read and then came across this book. I clicked on the book to get a better look and then BAM!, it hit me. I owned the same shoes. So ever since then I have been debating whether or not to buy the ebook.
   * Quick update- I am currently grounded from the computer. I am grounded til December 2012. I will try to keep the blog updated at school but it may be dificult. I just thought you people should know.  I am really looking for someone to help me manage the blog. If you are intrested please send me an email at cwyant3497@gmail.com so I can get back with you. First come , First serve.