Thursday, June 21, 2012

What Are You Reading On? (2)

   Welcome to another What Are You Reading On?, a meme founded by yours truly, Courtney Wyant.     What Are You Reading on is a meme telling about books you plan on reading, reviewing, or just staring at the written pages before you.  It is pretty much telling why you are planning to do one, some, or all of the processes I listed above.  So feel free to grab my image and have the meme on your blog daily,weekly,monthly, annually, or randomly- as I am known to do.

    So here is my list in no particular order, feel free to tell me to stop rambling in the comments because I do have a terrible habit of doing so.

Here is a my What Are You Reading On from a week ago: 

    Title: Easy
    Author:  Tammara Webber
    Series:  Stand alone
    What Are You Reading On? : Already read up for review.

   When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she’s single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, stalked by her ex’s frat brother, and failing a class for the first time in her life.

Her econ professor gives her an email address for Landon, the class tutor, who shows her that she’s still the same intelligent girl she’s always been. As Jacqueline becomes interested in more from her tutor than a better grade, his teasing responses make the feeling seem mutual. There’s just one problem—their only interactions are through email.

Meanwhile, a guy in her econ class proves his worth the first night she meets him. Nothing like her popular ex or her brainy tutor, Lucas sits on the back row, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. At a downtown club, he disappears after several dances that leave her on fire. When he asks if he can sketch her, alone in her room, she agrees—hoping for more.

Then Jacqueline discovers a withheld connection between her supportive tutor and her seductive classmate, her ex comes back into the picture, and her stalker escalates his attention by spreading rumors that they’ve hooked up. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy.

   Oh.My. Book. I could just fall in love with this book all over again.  I read it the day I borrowed it from my aunt through Lend Me.   Since I am on a buying ban for the moment.  Just to let you know I can not wait to write a review with this one..... It has a guy covered in tattoos, so that should be a tell-all that you should go pick it up and sleep with the book against your chest for the rest of your life even before I get into my review.  Look for it in the next 1 hour to 10 days ;)


Title: Fall For You
Author:  Cecilia Gray
Series: A Jane Austen Academy Novel
What Are You Reading On? To Read and Review

The last thing that the girls at the elite Jane Austen Academy need is hot guys to flirt with. Please. They need to stay focused on something that lasts much longer: an acceptance letter from an Ivy.

But over the summer the school has been sold, and like it or not, the guys are coming. And it's about to turn the Academy--and the lives of its students--totally upside down...
* * *

To say Lizzie and Dante are polar opposites is the understatement of the century. He's a snooty Exeter transfer with more money than Google. She's a driven study-a-holic barely keeping up with tuition. It's obvious that Dante thinks he's way too good for Lizzie. And Lizzie knows Dante is a snob with a gift for pushing her buttons.

But things are changing fast this year at the Academy. And when Lizzie's quest to stop those changes blows up in her face, taking her oldest friendship with it, she has nowhere else to turn but to Dante, with his killer blue eyes, his crazy-sexy smile, and his secrets... Secrets Lizzie can't seem to leave alone, no matter how hard she tries...

What Am I Reading On?

    This is one I honestly picked for the cover and the fact that it had Jane Austen on the front of it.  Even though I didn't enjoy Pride and Prejudice - maybe it is the age I am right now- whenever I see Jane Austen Retelling I am usually jumping up and down squeeling and thinking- YES!!  I am going to Loooove   this book!  Let's just hope that Cecilia Gray doesn't let this chica down. 

Title: The Color of Grace 
Author:  Linda Kage
Series:  Stand Alone
  Meet sixteen-year-old Grace Indigo:
What Am I Reading On?  Already read, waiting to review.
Hey. When my mother remarried after thirteen years of being a widow, I had to move to a new town and enroll in a new school. Suddenly thrust into an entirely different kind of life, I just wanted to go home. I didn’t want to meet new people, didn’t want to leave my old friends, didn’t want to become a third wheel to my mom and her husband...and I really didn’t want to see Ryder Yates again. Ugh, I still don’t know why I turned down that too-good-to-be-true boy who flirted with me when we were attending separate schools.

But honestly, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. It was worse.

Who knew becoming lost in a new life could help a girl find her true colors?

Just stay away from Ryder.  He is mine and he is coming in the mail as we speak in a wooden box with holes..... Yes, I have our wedding planned your all invited. ;)  I never thought that I would ever get drove crazy from not being able to write a review.  I have another few months before I can tell you all about my hubby...  Just one thing about the Summary- even though the story makes you think it is a simply, drama filled, highschool romance- you are partially right but it is so dynamic because yes, it does have a certain simplicity that only Linda Kage can write, but its plot is so in depth.  The only book that this one has to beat it The Stillburrow Crush and Shatter Me by Tahara Mafi...  So, I am just letting this slip it gets the*drum roll please* Sacred Rateless!!!!!!  So be looking for my review once it gets closer to release date.  And Linda,  I can't thank you enough for sending it through the mail along with all the additional stuff. ;)

   With Bookish Love,


Sunday, June 17, 2012

New Blog Title

  Since it is my bloggoversery.  I am so excited to announce that Courtney's Book Nook is no longer going to be called Courtney's Book Nook.  I  have noticed Courtney's Book Nook title just does have any Bang to it.  So I thought of an intresting title when I was discussing Easy by Tamara Weber with some author friends.

  I was teasing how I wanted to lock the main character- Landon- in my virtual basement and keep him there forever.  Then I came up with an amazing title- or atleast it is awesome to me.  Locked In My Basement. 

What do you people think?  Should I change my blog title to that or just leave plain old boring Courtney's Book Nook!  I need your help!!!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Bloggoversery- Big Giveaway

     This is it!  I have made it blogging for a year.  To many it may not be a big deal ,but rarely does something catch the essence of me as blogging about my love- books.   This blog has helped me make the most amazing friends, and share outragously funny stories. 
   Now to thank all of you awesome people who support me I will be doing a giveaway-  It is this huge scrapbook that I am putting together.  It is pretty much going to be a guide to Courtney's Book Nook's first year including the best of the reviews, book recommendations, interviews, and with hand written little sidenotes added everywhere.  It is going to be amazing once I am done!  It has 65 pages and it is going to be filled to the rim with bookish stuff.   It is also going to include a page with several author's autographs.  So..... ENTER!!!

Just comment below  and the contest will end July 9th.  Must be in the US because the book weighs about 3 pounds...

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Monday, June 4, 2012

Review: The Fairytale Keeper: Avenging the Queen

Title: The Fairytale Keeper
Series:  The Fairytale Keeper (??)
Author:  Andrea Cefalo
 Publisher: Scarlet Primrose Press
Published: June 1, 2012
Rating: 4  ereaders!!
Buy:  Amazon  
Official Website for author:

Snow White was a pet name her mother had given her, but her mother’s dead now. Adelaide hates that name anyway. A rampant fever claimed Adelaide’s mother just like a thousand others in Cologne where the people die without Last Rites and the dead are dumped in a large pit outside of the city walls. Adelaide’s father is determined to obtain a funeral for his wife, but that requires bribing the parish priest, Father Soren. When Soren commits an unforgivable atrocity, he pushes Adelaide to her breaking point, but if she seeks justice against the cruel priest, she risks sacrificing everything: her father, her friends, her first love, and maybe even her life.

   Since I read this a few weeks ago, and have read several others I had to go back and re-read it to refresh it.  Loved it as much on the second time as I did in the first.  The beginning started off with the death of Adelaide's  mother, who she loved well, and how she didn't get the proper funeral that all dead should receive by Father Soren.

   Lets put it like this.  I hate that priest more than I hate mustard.  He was revolting in so, so, so many ways.  Framing others for things they didn't commit.  Putting a person in the stalks for 3 days.  I would have died.
   I also grew a strong disliking to Adelaide's best friend's family.  His father abusing him and I saw his mother as a mean old cow. The only one in the family who captured my heart other than Ivo himself was Lexi.  There was a line in the book where Lexi was to tell Adelaide a message Ivo had sent to her and he acted as if it was the most disguisting thing ever to tell her that Ivo said that he loved her.  I would look it up in my book but it is currently on lend to my aunt.

   The pace was flabbergasting.  The author did one of the best jobs never getting a dull part in the whole book.  It was one event to another ,but not in such an overload that it would draw people-or me atleast- away from it.  I didn't flip a page that I didn't read once- which is a miracle because in even my favorite books I flip pages that seem to bore me.

  It was mini fairytales captured inside one big fairytale that I am waiting to see if Addie gets her Happily Ever After or if it will end something like the book The Little Mermaid where it doesn't work out.  Cinderella and The Six Swans revolve around Galdrielle, Addie's older cousin, and her little sister.   The Shoemaker revolved around Addie herself and her father- though instead of elves it was Addie trying to fix the shoes so her Father's grief wouldn't ruin his business as a cobbler.  And Addie herself as the lovely, Snow White.

Also,  I would say this was a borderline Middle Grade/ YA.  I would have believed all the way until the last ten pages that it was a middle grade if I hadn't known any better.   It writes like a middle grade.  To me there is just a way to tell a Middle Grade from a YA.  Just like I cold personally tell that Harry Potter was Middle Grade.  But being a Middle Grade isn't bad at all,  I personally loved this one and the Harry Potter even though both of them are on the line as I would say both Middle Grade and YA.

   What I can't wait for in the next book is to see if -fill in name here because I am not giving any spoilers-  ends up as her stepmother and if she will be cruel.  Addie and Ivo's relationship to broaden and  expand in maturity as well as their bond.