Friday, August 31, 2012

Fiction into Fashion (1) Catching Jordan

Hey guys!

So I wanted to introduce you to my new meme, Fiction into Fashion!!

Newsflash, I love clothes, beauty, and just getting dressed up. If you love me, you will buy me things. Of course I'm kidding. Not everything can be bought with money, just most lol. Jokes aside though, I really do enjoy using the online styling site - Polyvore - it is a great way to explore different trends, styles, and create not only fashion sets, but Interior design pieces and Art based on your preferences. A lot of the time sets can serve as styling tools for others, as the items used are always listed below the actual set, as will be the case here as well. I've been on Polyvore for a few years now, but it only occurred to me recently that I could incorporate elements of books and characters into fashion. It was brilliant and an instant combination of two of my favourite things ever! WIN.

I made the button for the meme myself, so apologies if the looks aren't up to par, but you can find my review of the book, Catching Jordan,  here. The outfits below are basically what I'd picture Jordan in, as well as the overall feel that the novel gave me, hopefully you all will enjoy the set. **Note that "Fiction into Fashion" does not strictly showcase those outfits featured in the books themselves, but mostly will be an extension of what I perceive the character's choice of wear and style to be. Enjoy :)

*The below set was inspired by Miranda Kenneally's novel, Catching Jordan.

Catching Jordan

Forever New cut out dress, 82 CAD / White shirt / American Eagle Outfitters long sleeve top, 30 CAD / Levi's denim shorts, 64 CAD / Converse high top sneaker, 54 CAD / Chain wrap bracelet / Silver necklace, 77 CAD / Lancôme fragrance, 91 CAD / The Body Shop beauty product, 5.94 CAD / So Tasty! Popcorn Vinylmation Figure / Red hat / philosophy makeup

What do you think of the set/meme? Sound off in the comments below!



Review: Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
My rating: 3.5 of 5 genies
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance, Fiction
Published: December 1, 2011
Pages: 281
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Source: Library Loan
Format: Paperback
Purchase At: or
Goodreads Summary

What girl doesn't want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn't just surrounded by hot guys, though-she leads them as the captain and quarterback of her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys and that's just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university.

But everything she's ever worked for is threatened when Ty Greeen moves to her school. Not only is he an amazing QB, but he's also amazingly hot. And for the first time, Jordan's feeling vulnerable. Can she keep her head in the game while her heart's on the line?

My Thoughts

Catching Jordan is satisfying and delightful with a cast of memorable characters, bursts of personality and tender moments.

Originally, I thought this book was a solid 4/5 genies. I've taken a few days to mull over that rating and the overall result is more like 3.5 genies out of 5; simply because, when the euphoria of reading something new - and actually good - wore off for me, the little problems started to nag. It wasn't like I could pull a Frank Barone and tell them to, "Shut up, Marie!"


That isn't possible. They stuck. And yet, those issues are relatively minimal, I'll share them with you, but keep in mind that we may not necessarily agree and that this is okay. Now on to more important matters. This book's protagonist, Jordan, is living the dream. Not only is she surrounded by fine football players, (how cool is it that she leads them?), but Jordan is kind of loaded. Not like baby Warbucks, but enough. Her dad is famous for playing professional football and while he doesn't exactly support her aspiration to play the sport in college, specifically for Alabama State, the Woods's aren't doing too shabby. I wish I lived like that…

“If I was a rich girl! Na, na, na, na, na, na, na...” Argh, I'm dreaming again! Darn you, Gwen Stefani!

The Good

There was a lot of girl power! I liked that Jordan could take charge of the boys and keep them in line. At the beginning, I was engrossed with everything football - I don't play, but my brothers do - and the sport men is [are] pretty fascinating. The interaction between the other players on the team and Jordan was great, she could hang with the boys without losing her femininity. But Jordan is kind of a guy, in her mentality at least, which explains why she gels so well with the fellas; I have no complains though, Miranda Kenneally had a knack for making her relatable. Some say that the characters really make this novel and I have to agree. Sam is hilarious almost throughout and his antics – bring on the dancing! – never failed to amuse me. It was fun getting sucked up in their lives/happenings and the bonds between all of them really do transcend past the playing field.

Their sense of togetherness touched me; JJ was willing to punch the face off of anyone who messed with his QB, making the respect between him, Jordan, and many others on the team admirable. The camaraderie was like, “I love you, man…Girl…Whatever!” It was sweet.

The…Not so Good?

For most of the book, Jordan is well-rounded, and pretty easy-going. I found myself rooting for her happy ending, and luckily one ensues. However, the road to this was not paved with Hershey kisses. Particularly, there’s this misunderstanding between her and a long-time friend, Sam Henry, which could have made or broken the book for me. The whole situation was like a balancing act, one wrong move could have messed up everything, mainly because they do fight a lot. It was a little unbelievable, that something so trivial could tear two really great friends apart; because of how well Miranda Kenneally built their friendship, I really did expect them to know each other better.

I mentioned before that I wasn’t 100% sold on whether she and Sam will be together forever, that still stands, but I guess the question isn’t that – the question is if the two could survive, and I think so. For a while at least. My sights are still set on Phillips, though. Anyone is better than Ty, really. The dude got creepy. I mean, I know you lost almost everything in that car crash, but get it together son! Creepy behaviour will not be tolerated, that is all.

The dialogue was a smidget bit cliché at times and I caught a bit of hypocrisy from Jordan when she calls another girl’s behaviour slutty when she is the one bullied for hanging out with so many guys,‘supposedly’ sleeping around with the boys on her team. She shouldn't have been judging, not with a history like that.


Catching Jordan is satisfying and delightful with a cast of memorable characters, bursts of personality and tender moments. I would recommend this book to those of the YA audience because there is mention of sleeping around, coarse language and…sexual situations. Don’t touch it if you aren’t ready for that! Still, this was a great read.

4.5 genies: I couldn't make my mind up about you, you were almost there, almost perfect, but overall something was missing. Still a special piece of literature, though, 3 and a half genies.

Favourite Quotes

“Sometimes you have to do things you don't want to do. To get something better, you know?”

“One thing I learned a long time ago is that even if you think you're meant to be with someone, that doesn't necessarily mean you get to be with them.”

“I didn't know crushing on a guy would require me to up my calorie intake.”

Sound off in the comments below! Have you read Catching Jordan? If so, how did you like it?
Lots of hugs!



Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Blogger Image Uploader is DOWN


Bad news, but the image uploader in blogger is giving me grief; it won't upload, let alone actually load. This sucks because there are 2 new memes of Choice Reads's I wanted to share, and now that has to be postponed because of this issue, determining on when the problem is fixed. Unfortunately, this means no uploads with images for a while - reviews are on hold, as are other weekly memes - and I'm just trying not to head-desk too hard right now. I crave your indulgence on this, and hopefully the problem will be shortly resolved. You guys are the best!


Judith :)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (3)

*Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill@Breaking the Spine and is a weekly meme allowing for bloggers to connect and share their most anticipated reads.*

Hey Lovelies! 

Today, I thought I'd share with you something - a book - particularly high on my want list, and that little masterpiece is... Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh!! For those of you who haven't seen my review of Nevermore, I'll link it here, let me tell you that the book was amazing! I adored the world-building and creativity cum overall creepiness that Kelly managed to exude in her stellar debut; the book was really something and easily a 5 moon rating on my scale. However, Enshadowed, the second book in the series, isn't releasing nearly as quickly as it should. I'm a little crazy in this department, as well as others, because I had my copy pre-ordered a good four  months ago >.< I just want it. If the first book was that good, imagine what the sequel will be like? Yeah. AMAZING. 

Some deets on the book...
Release Date: August 28, 2012
Publisher: Atheneum Books
Pages: 448 (Hardcover)
Genre: YA, Paranormal/Fantasy, Romance, Horror, Gothic 

Find Kelly AtTwitterFacebookWebsite

Goodreads Summary
True love takes a twisted turn in the second book of this modern gothic romance trilogy channeling the dark brilliance of Edgar Allan Poe. While Varen remains a prisoner in a perilous dream world where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life, Isobel travels to Baltimore to confront the dark figure known throughout the world as the Poe Toaster. This man, the same man who once appeared to Isobel in her dreams and abandoned her in Varen’s nightmare world, holds the key to saving Varen.

But when Isobel discovers a way to return to this dream world, she finds herself swept up in a realm that not only holds remnants of Edgar Allan Poe’s presence, but has also now taken on the characteristics of Varen’s innermost self. It is a dark world of fear, terror, and anger.

When Isobel once more encounters Varen, she finds him changed. And now Isobel must face a new adversary—one who also happens to be her greatest love.

I don't think there are words to describe just how excited I am. Ron, take it away! 

Couldn't have done it better myself.
So there, besides the fact that I will kill the post-man if he is late in bringing this in - do not mess with me, sir, that is all. I'm turning the tables on you by asking if there are any books on YOUR immediately pending list? What do you guys make of Enshadowed? Respond in the comments below!

xx, Lots of love,


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (3) : eBook Splurge, Callings, Acadmies and Mermaids

**"Stacking the Shelves" is run by Tynga @ Tynga's Book Reviews and I'm linking up with some of the great books I found this week.**

Hey Guys!

Good to, you again :) How has your week been? Mine is lovely and I have a bit of a treat this week! There are major Kindle steals to present as well as a few hardcover beauties in this edition of Stacking the Shelves. There are a couple library loans, some freebies and other eBooks I just had to buy. Remember to comment below on which spoil has you the most giddy, and don't be shy sharing your finds this week ;) So without further adieu, I bring you my little indulgence, and in my defence, I really didn't spend that much. Just a bit.Jokes. 

First come the hardcopies, I got 2 paperbacks and a hardback this week:

Hey, there, Miffy!

Those books are:

My Rambles: I'm really excited for all three of them because they each have a lot of promise. Night School was on sale at the BookDepository and The Calling had been on my wishlist for a while now, ever since I read and loved The Gathering, I knew the sequel was a must-have. A month ago while shopping in my local Superstore, I chanced on the Inside Out Omnibus, but didn't think to buy it at the time. Stupid, stupid, stupid. Unfortunately, when my senses returned, the book was no longer available! I mourned the loss, but not for long since they finally put it back on the shelves :D This little baby is a steal at $10 for both books in the series compiled to one, I am very pleased to have it. 

The next books on the list are from my local Library. I snagged:
Looking beautiful, ladies!

A Reflection: I don't know if I'll get around to reading Harbinger, it's creeping me out a little now, to be honest ^_^ However, I'm not giving up without trying first, so stay tuned for that! Both The Vicious Deep and Of Poseidon have been touted as pretty great YA mermaid novels and I'm pretty excited for both, a little bit more for The Vicious Deep, but still, I can't wait. Soulbound looks phenomenal and I'm racing through my other books just to get to it :) Nothing beats the classics with Sense and Sensibility, the graphics in this Marvel adaptation are cute and well-done. Since this will be my first reading of the classic I have high expectations. 

Next are the eBooks! Be warned...


**The ones marked with the double asterix were freebies at the time, not sure if they still are, but I was  blessed enough to snag them then! I told you that the load was hefty, you believe me? There are just so many good books here! I'm certain that I probably won't get to all before school beckons me back, but I'll enjoy every moment of trying. Those without the stars, Dead Radiance, Dante's Girl, Destiny's Fire, Easy, Demons at Deadnight, Sixty Acres and a Bride, The Assassin and the Pirate Lord, The Assassin and the Underworld, and The Assassin and the Desert were purchases that came out of my own pocket, buys that I am very pleased with.

I think I'm finished. What was your favourite find this week, or did you like one of my buys? Feel free to share, I look forward to hearing from you :)



Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

**Note: a copy of this book was provided via Netgalley - thank-you! - in exchange for an honest review. I also bought myself a copy beforehand, but still thought it a point to mention. :)

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
My rating: 5 of 5 genies
Genre: YA, Dystopian, Horror, Vampires, Romance, Adventure
Published: April 24, 2012
Pages: 485
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: Netgalley (Thank-you!) and Purchased
Format: eBook and Hardcover
Purchase At: The or

Goodreads Summary

"In a future world, vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity."Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten.

Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of "them." The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked--and given the ultimate choice. Die...or become one of the monsters.

Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad.

Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend--a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.

But it isn't easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what--and who--is worth dying for.

My Thoughts

The Immortal Rules was not what I expected. Honestly, I hadn't really given the book much thought following its release, besides a few shinning reviews and my awesome steal of a copy at Walmart; I got it for 8 bucks! Hardback. WIN!! Though, I was still hesitant to actually read it because the other book by Julie Kagawa - Iron Fey - did not leave me a happy camper. I was kind of pissed at this book actually, regarding it with all the affability usually awarded to stray cats or squatters. I have an addiction and buy cheap books whenever possible, so sue me, but now that the book was mine...what was I to do with it? Donate it to the orphanage? Let it decorate my shelves? None of those options really work for me. Good money was spent on this.


Deep in my mind I was unconsciously avoiding the book like the plague, Iron Fey was alright but took 2 readings for me to tolerate it, and there wasn't a need for a repeat of that. Still, my friends were going a little insane about this book's greatness, it's ability to cure cancer and whatnot; quite frankly they scared me a little, and so I figured giving it a try would validate not only our friendship, but also their sanity. Thank goodness, The Immortal Rules is certifiably 100% fresh!


Everything about this book is so good, it doesn't beg you to keep reading, you are the one begging for it not to end. Ever. I think I groaned a little in my hotel suite when the arrow on my Kindle wouldn't give me anymore pages. I wanted to throw it on the ground out of frustration, but in the end, I ended up cradling poor Tookie (my kindle) and crying like a giant just stole my lollipop. Ah, it still hurts to think about it!

Allie is incredible. Allie is so badass, she adds an entirely new facet to the definition. Like seriously, this girl? She will impress you. Allie is giving, vulnerable at instances, cautious and an all around admirable heroine. She goes above and beyond what I thought to expect of her, making me regret in a big way not having met her sooner. I love this girl, um...vampire, because she does not let her situation define her. Allie was Turned when she along with a couple of friends went in search of food amidst the Ruins, and her life is never the same. The world, not as it should be, is ruled by vampires in a system where humans trade blood and service in exchange for the vampire Master's protection and well-being. Living in the Fringes, Allison and three other friends defy the system and forage the remains of the world to survive. One night as their stocks continue to dwindle, a particular run through the Ruins promises to yield plentiful bounty, but the kids are ambushed and Rabids - viciously mad vampires infected with a disease tearing the world apart - intercept the group before they can make it back to their Haven in the City.

Everyone ends up dead - supposedly - and Allie is on the brink of perishing when a Master vampire, Kanin, offers her a choice: Die, or Survive on as a Vampire, the species she detests? It happens that years of having to look thrice behind her back and scavenge for everything has made Allison quite the survivor, guess which way that pendulum swung? Yeah.


I was expecting a lot of self-loathing post her Turning. Not going to lie, a part of me dreaded the assumed angst to come. This is how I saw it happening:

Typical newly Turned Vamp: 'Ah, I'm a monster, I eat people and crap."

100 pages further into the book. The character still hasn't moved, she's in shock still.

Typical newly Turned Vamp *speaking around the jug-full of blood currently in their mouth*: Gosh. My life, like, will never be the same again.

Post another 100 pages, nothing has still happened. Is there a trend here? If this character moves, we have reached the climax!

I will not lie to you, if that happened, I would have killed something. Or myself. More likely the first option is true, turns out, Allie and I have that in common, the want for survival. That, or I'd be too lazy to actually enact violence...Meh. I settle for this:

Works like a dream!

Luckily, there was none of that! Not really. She, Allie, was more so resigned to what she had become and focussed on learning how best to understand, cum sustain her immortality. The beginning of this book was decent, but it was seeing Allie become a vampire and her interactions with Kanin - do I smell a love interest? - that really piqued my interest. It was great that Julie Kagawa acknowledged the wear of this particular genre, vampires have been done to death, and didn't assume the audience ignorant of the supernatural being's abilities or weaknesses. In fact, I would go so far as to say that she enhanced those weaknesses by backing them with real emotions and motives; Kagawa was kind of amazing, in everything, really, and I couldn't let go of Tookie for fear of missing out on the adventure.

I took my kindle everywhere and read in each place imaginable, the restaurant, food court, shopping mall and bathroom. Everywhere, this book demanded my attention. Which brings me to another equally intriguing factor: the plot and its characters, both were very well done and overall consistent to the point of near perfection. I won't spoil anything, but know that the characters really helped make my reading better. All of them, Jeb, Zeke (insert a million hearts here), Allie, Kanin, and even Ruth contributed in a huge way; they were alive to me and when something bad or good happened to them, I had to care. What kind of person would I be if I didn't?

Zeke is special to me because of his nature and the way his character progressed; there was a great deal of progression seen from both him and Allie, and the good little Preacher's son became a very worthy leader, one of the best I've seen in Dystopian YA. His heart touched me as did Allie's, and the two of them being together brings hope for the desolate world in which they live. Is it naive of me to think that as long as Zeke or Allie are there, the world cannot possibly fall? Now I'm just getting sentimental.


Overall, I guess my opinion cannot make anyone love this book as much as I did, not necessarily, and some may find reason to complain in places I did not, that is fine. This is just a review, nothing more, and this is me clocking in to say that I FREAKING LOVE EVERY BIT OF THE IMMORTAL RULES! In every way, this book is stupendous.

The Immortal Rules was innovative, exciting and everything from the well-spun plot, fabulous characters and great world building left me with a huge sense of satisfaction and definite plans to get my hand on that sequel. I'm dying to know what happens, is the cure for Rabidism found, what happens to Kanin...Gimme, Gimme. So... I'm a fan now, of Julie Kagawa and this book, and I guess that means my $8 was well spent. I'll be reading more of this author. Lots of love!

genies: WOWZA. Yes, this is that book, the book you've been looking for! 
You need this novel in your life, take it from me. 


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Review: Creature Carnival by Marilyn Singer, Gris Grimley

Creature Carnival by Marilyn Singer
My rating: 3 of 5 genies
Genre: Juvenile, Fiction, Humour, Poetry
Published: April 1, 2004
Pages: 40
Publisher: Hyperion Books
Source: Library Loan
Format: Hardback
Purchase At:

Goodreads Summary

This collection of twenty-six poems features some of the creepiest, funniest, most bizarre, and fascinating creatures from myth, legend, and popular culture. Marilyn Singer has written more than sixty books for children and young adults, including Monster Museum, the companion book to Creature Carnival. She and her husband divide their time between Brooklyn, New York, and Washington, Connecticut. Gris Grimly made his picture book debut with Monster Museum. Since then he has illustrated Pinocchio and his own Wicked Nursery Rhymes. Gris Grimly lives in Los Angeles, CA.

The Skinny

Creature Carnival is a lovely, albeit wacky take on some age-old myths, legends, and all around crazy folk lore. The book delighted me probably more so because I wasn't expecting it. The rhymes are at times clever and funny, and the book itself engaging enough for its intended audience; I read this in front of my younger brother and we had a blast! Some of the monsters in the Creature Carnival are a bit strange though, be warned, and others look as if they were put through the ringer a.k.a. Belle from Beauty and the Beast. She, as do many others, embody a slightly more jaded edge than their classical personas, and part of why I took out this book in the first place was its unconventional twist, so the concept worked well for me.

I got a sense of juvenile Tim Burton with the illustration in general as the images had a jagged quality and trademark through the looking glass-feel that Burton's work usually embodies. Overall, this is a fun and lively book for anyone in need of a quick read.

3/5 genies: This is the halfway point, nothing was too incredible, but
I'm not burning this book with fire. Give it a try!


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (2)

*Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill@Breaking the Spine and is a weekly meme allowing for bloggers to connect and share their most anticipated reads.*

Hey Literates!

Ha, how are you all? On this occasion I would like to share a few books that have been on my waiting list recently and that have me looking a bit like a maniac :) I hope you like them too, Summaries were taken from Goodreads and images likewise. Those books are:
     Release Date: October 2, 2012
     Publisher: Simon Pulse
     Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance, Fiction 

Goodreads Summary

Sometimes hiding the truth requires more than a lie . . .
From the outside, Coley Sterling’s life seems pretty normal . . . whatever that means. It’s not perfect—her best friend is seriously mad at her and her dance team captains keep giving her a hard time—but Coley’s adorable, sweet crush Reece helps distract her from the annoying drama. Plus, she has a great family to fall back on—with a stepdad and mom who would stop at nothing to keep her and her siblings happy and safe.

But Coley has a lot of secrets. She won’t admit—not even to herself—that her almost-perfect life is her own carefully-crafted façade. That for years she’s been burying the shame and guilt over a relationship that crossed the line. Now, Coley and Reece are getting closer, and as Coley has the chance at her first real boyfriend, a decade’s worth of lies are on the verge of unraveling.

Mindi Scott offers an absorbing, layered glimpse into the life of an everygirl living a nightmare that no one would suspect in this unforgettable powerhouse of a novel.
My Thoughts: This book looks gripping and heavily emotional, a lot of expectation is riding on this and I love the premise because of all the heart this book promises. 

2.) Send Me a Sign by Tiffany Schmidt 
     Release Date: October 2, 2012
     Publisher: Walker Childrens
     Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance 

Goodreads Summary

Mia is always looking for signs. A sign that she should get serious with her soccer-captain boyfriend. A sign that she’ll get the grades to make it into an Ivy-league school. One sign she  didn’t expect to look for was: “Will I survive cancer?” It’s a question her friends would never understand, prompting Mia to keep her illness a secret. The only one who knows is her lifelong best friend, Gyver, who is poised to be so much more. Mia is determined to survive, but when you have so much going your way, there is so much more to lose. From debut author Tiffany Schmidt comes a heart-wrenching and ultimately uplifting story of one girl’s search for signs of life in the face of death.

My Thoughts: This feels like a book with a lot of heart and I'm dying to read more about Mia and her situation. Do-want!

3.) What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton
     Release Date: October 9, 2012
     Publisher: Poppy (Little Brown Books for Young Readers)
     Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance

Goodreads Summary
How can you talk about something you can’t remember?

Before the ski trip, sixteen-year-old Cassidy “Sid” Murphy was a cheerleader (at the bottom of the pyramid, but still...), a straight-A student, and a member of a solid trio of best friends. When she ends up on a ski lift next to handsome local college boy, Dax Windsor, she’s thrilled; but Dax takes everything from Sid—including a lock of her perfect red curls—and she can’t remember any of it.

Back home and unable to relate to her old friends, Sid drops her college prep classes and takes up residence in the A/V room with only Corey “The Living Stoner” Livingston for company. But as she gets to know Corey (slacker, baker, total dreamboat), Sid finds someone who truly makes her happy. Now, if she can just shake the nightmares and those few extra pounds, everything will be perfect... or so she thinks.

witty and poignant, Colleen Clayton’s stunning debut is a story about moving on after the unthinkable happens.
My Thoughts: I have a feeling that this one is going to surprise me, I don't know why, but it occurs to me that this book may hold than meets the eye :) Plus, I love the ski-resort backdrop!

4.) Unchained by J. Lynn 
     Release Date: October 16, 2012
     Publisher: Entangled Select 
     Genre: Paranormal, YA, Mature, Romance, Urban Fantasy

Goodreads Summary
Between the pissed off creatures that want demon-hunter Lily Marks dead and the fallen angel who just...wants her, Lily is about ready to trade in forever for a comfy job in a cubicle farm.
The fact that she and Julian are civil to one another is enough to have her thrown out of the Sanctuary, but she can't shake her not-so-angelic stalker or how he brings her dangerously close to ecstasy.
Her forbidden relationship with Julian provides the perfect fuel for suspicion when a traitor is discovered to be working within the Sanctuary. Lily quickly finds herself hunted by well, everyone.
Her only hope is to discover the real traitor before she loses everything--and she'll need Julian's help. That is, if Julian is really there to help her...and not destroy her.
Yeah, being a Nephilim isn't everything it's cracked up to be.

My Thoughts: The blurb and cover both promise a pretty kick-ass heroine and I'm hoping she's everything and more than what I expect. 

And I think that's a wrap! Most of these are set to release in October, but I'm still super psyched for them. What are you waiting on?


Saturday, August 11, 2012

Honey I'm Home! (Back to School Giveaway INT.)


I'm back! Whew, it's been a while, but that trip was fantastic! I'm glad to be home, though. It was a rest well received, and now that I'm rested, let's get down to's Giveaway Time!! School is around the corner, and so I figured, why not do a back to school giveaway? Sounds good, you like that? Read on!

There are 10 YA books to choose from, all of which are 2012 releases. One winner gets any book of their choice, and the Giveaway is International and open to you so long as The Book Depository ships to your mailing address. Just fill in the Rafflecoptor below for your chance to win, and here's the kicker, 2 more winners will be chosen if I reach 100 GFC subs! I don't know about you, but that sounds pretty good. So get your friends involved and enter frequently. You could win:

Smokes, those look good! What do you want to win? Comment below, and remember, best wishes to you all!

  a Rafflecopter giveaway


The Truth And Nothing BUT...

Going by FTC guidelines, allow me to point out that all the novels reviewed on this blog were either bought by me, or given by an author or publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Those books received from Authors and Publishers will be stated clearly as such, as will the ones purchased by myself. There is no shady business going on; no coercion, bribery or compensation has or will ever be received in exchange for any reviews. These thoughts are mine, wacky as they may be, and my honest opinion is all you can truly expect. Still reading? You should be off checking out those awesome reviews ;)