June 29, 2012

TGIF (29): Best I've Read So Far

TGIF (29): Best I've Read So Far
TGIF at GReads is a feature by the fabulous  Ginger , who asks us a fun question to answer every week. It's always a joy to be a part of this, and I think everyone certainly should try it out! Which top three books are the best you've read so far this year? This is actually a hard question f…

June 28, 2012

Supernatural Secret Service • Paranormalcy

Supernatural Secret Service • Paranormalcy
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White Series:  Paranormalcy #1 Publisher:  Harper Teen Publication Date: August 31, 2010 Source/Format: Gift from  Katelyn  (Thanks!) || Paperback Weird as it is working for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, Evie’s always thought of herself as normal. Sure, her best f…

June 27, 2012

We're All Mad Here • Going Bovine

We're All Mad Here • Going Bovine
Going Bovine  by Libba Bray Publisher:  Delacorte Books for Young Readers Publication Date: September 22, 2009 Source./Format:  Bought || Paperback All 16-year-old Cameron wants is to get through high school—and life in general—with a minimum of effort. It’s not a lot to ask. But that’s before he’s given…

June 26, 2012

Road Trip to Remember • Amy and Roger's Epic Detour

Road Trip to Remember • Amy and Roger's Epic Detour
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson Publisher:  Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Publication Date: May 4, 2010 Source/Format:  Bought || Paperback Amy Curry thinks her life sucks. Her mom decides to move from California to Connecticut to start anew--just in time for Amy's se…

June 25, 2012

Use Your Words • Speak

Use Your Words • Speak
Speak  by Laurie Halse Anderson Publisher:  Speak Publication Date: April 20, 2006 Source/Format:  Bought || Paperback Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so her old friends won't talk to her, and people she doesn't know hate her from a distance. It's no use exp…

June 23, 2012

11 More Questions

I only discovered fairly recently that one of my best book blogger friends Jana tagged me in a meme to answer 11 questions. Though I have done this before , I wanted to be able to answer Jana's questions and hopefully let my newer followers know a little bit more about me! Has your book blogging…

June 22, 2012

TGIF (28): Authors are Our Celebrities

TGIF (28): Authors are Our Celebrities
TGIF at GReads is a feature by the fabulous  Ginger , who asks us a fun question to answer every week. It's always a joy to be a part of this, and I think everyone certainly should try it out! Have you ever contacted an author you admired? How did that experience go? If not, which author would y…

June 21, 2012

You Belong With Me • My Life Next Door

You Belong With Me • My Life Next Door
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick Publisher:  Dial Books for Young Readers Publication Date: June 14, 2012 Source/Format: Bought || Hardcover The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, numerous, messy, affectionate. And every day from her balcony perch, seventeen-year-old Samantha Reed …

June 20, 2012

Can You Hear Them? • Cicada (+ Giveaway)

Can You Hear Them? • Cicada (+ Giveaway)
Cicada  by Belle Whittington Series:  Cicada #1 Publisher: Self-published Publication Date: September 13, 2011 Source:  Author (Thanks!) || e-book More Info on the Author: Website || Twitter || Facebook More Info on the Book: Goodreads  || Amazon || CreateSpace [I received this book from the author. This in no …

June 19, 2012

How to Kill a Snake • The Serpent's Shadow

How to Kill a Snake • The Serpent's Shadow
The Serpent's Shadow  by Rick Riordan Series:  The Kane Chronicles #3 Previous Books: The Red Pyramid + Throne of Fire Publisher:  Disney-Hyperion Publication Date: May 1, 2012 Source/Format:  Bought || Hardcover He's b-a-a-ack! Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sade Kane can’t seem to keep Apop…

June 18, 2012

Know Your Place • Insurgent

Know Your Place • Insurgent
Insurgent  by Veronica Roth Series:  Divergent #2 Previous Book: Divergent Publisher:  Harper Teen Publication Date: May 1, 2012 Source/Format: Bought || Hardcover One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris…

June 15, 2012

TGIF (27): Most Valuable Book

TGIF (27): Most Valuable Book
TGIF at GReads is a feature by the fabulous  Ginger , who asks us a fun question to answer every week. It's always a joy to be a part of this, and I think everyone certainly should try it out! From your personal collection of books, which ones hold the most value to you - is it signed by the aut…

June 14, 2012

BEA Highlights + Book Haul

BEA Highlights + Book Haul
Though it's been a week since I was at BookExpo America (BEA) for the first time (see my posts on Day 1 || Day 2 || Day 3 ), I still feel a little hungover on the entire experience. I feel incredibly lucky that the stars aligned so that I could attend this event with minimal cost. It was so muc…

June 13, 2012

She Walks in the Light/Dark • Shadows on the Moon

She Walks in the Light/Dark • Shadows on the Moon
Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott Publisher: Candlewick Press Publication Date: July 7, 2011 Source/Format:  Netgalley (Thanks!) || e-galley [I received this book from the publisher. This in no way affects the contents of my review.] Suzume is a shadow-weaver. She can create mantles of darkness and ligh…

June 12, 2012

Reveal Your Truths • Much Ado About Rogues

Reveal Your Truths • Much Ado About Rogues
Much Ado about Rogues  by Kasey Michaels Series:  Blackthorn Brothers #3 Publisher:  HQN Books Publication Date: March 20, 2012 Source/Format: Netgalley (Thanks!) || e-galley [I received this book from the publisher. This in no way affects the contents of my review.] Who is the darkly handsome Don John “Bla…

June 11, 2012

Rewind & Review: June 2012

Rewind & Review: June 2012
Rewind & Review  is a great monthly feature started by Ginger  of GReads!  and Lisa  of Lisa is Busy Nerding . Each month, participants will set aside some "older" titles to read and review on their blogs. This feature is the perfect opportunity to get around to reading that title you'…

June 8, 2012

TGIF (26): Cast Your Own Story

TGIF (26): Cast Your Own Story
TGIF at GReads is a feature by the fabulous  Ginger , who asks us a fun question to answer every week. It's always a joy to be a part of this, and I think everyone certainly should try it out! If you could use existing characters from some of your favorite books to create a new story, who would …

June 7, 2012

BEA 2012 (Day 3)

BEA 2012 (Day 3)
Today, June 7, BEA 2012 has come to an end. While I'm certainly sad that it's over, I'm also a bit relieved - because I am flat out exhausted. Every single part of my body is aching, although most of it is strongly concentrated on my shoulders, feet and back. It was definitely worth it…

June 6, 2012

BEA 2012 (Day 2)

BEA 2012 (Day 2)
After getting over the first day jitters, BEA has turned into an even more fun personal experience. While we're certainly no experts and are, in fact, still learning the ropes, Katelyn and I can deem our second day a complete success. We can now sort of navigate the exhibit floor, find some co…