Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

What its about:

Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she's returned- to her old life, her family, her friends- before being banished back to the underworld... this time forever.

She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can't find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.

Nikki longs to spend these months reconnecting with her boyfriend, Jack, the one person she loves more than anything. But there's a problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who first enticed her to the Everneath, has followed Nikki to the mortal world. And he'll do whatever it takes to bring her back- this time as his queen.

As Nikki's time grows short and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she's forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole's...

Why I'm excited:

I'm excited for Brodi Ashton's Everneath on so many levels.  I think I found Brodi's blog about a year ago and I never miss a post now. It's always entertaining!  I think the concept of her book is beyond intriguing and will be fun to see how it pans out.  And best of all..... her book comes out the day before my birthday! Which is January 3rd 2012 if you're wondering.  But you can also sit and watch the pretty countdown on the my sidebar like I often do if you want :)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Follow Friday

Q. In some books like the Sookie Stackhouse series the paranormal creature in question "comes out of the closet" and makes itself known to the world. Which mythical creature do you wish this would happen with in real life?
A:  I keep waiting for Vampires to be real. and the Authors of vampire books to be vampires! They're just preparing us for whats out there.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Im a bad book blogger

Okay.... I've been a bad book blogger.  I haven't done reviews in a long time.  Well except for the one I just did.  Here's the thing, I've been spending a lot of time over at Once Upon A Distraction.  If you haven't checked that out you should!  Also we would love to get some guest bloggers over there if you've written a short story and would like to share it, just look for our contact info on the blog!   I'm going to try to be better at blogging here. and hopefully get some more reviews up and maybe some giveaways if possible.

In the meantime, what books are you looking forward to?

My top favorite contenders right now are:

1. Crossed by Ally Condie
2. Lola and the boy next door by stephanie perkins
3. Everneath by Brodi Ashton
4. The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
5. Succubus Revealed by Richelle Mead
6. The Savage Grace by Bree Despain

Speaking of the Savage Grace By Bree Despain did you hear the news.  We're sad about the release date change but excited about touring and it will be easier for me to get time off in March for a release party.  As long as the party isn't the 9-12 of March I guess... I'm planning to go to Vegas.  Well if it is hopefully that tour will bring her close to home again!


By: Richelle Mead
Published by penguin group
421 pages
18.99 (hardback)

What its about:

I wasn't free of my past, not yet.

Sydney's blood is special.  That's because she's an alchemist-one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires.  They protect vampire secrets-and human lives.  But the last encounter Sydney had with vampires got her in deep trouble with the other alchemists.  And now with her allegiances in question, her future is on the line.

When Sydney is torn from her bed in the middle of the night, at first she thinks she's still being punished for her complicated alliance with dhampir Rose Hathaway.  But what unfolds is far worse.  Jill Dragomir-the sister of Moroi Queen Lissa Dragomir-is in mortal danger and the Moroi must send her into hiding. To avoid a civil war, Sydney is called upon to act as Jill's guardian and protector, posing as her roommate in the unlikeliest of places: a human boarding school in Palm Springs, California.  The last thing Sydney wants is to be accused of sympathizing with vampires.  And now she has to live with one.

The Moroi court believe Jill and Sydney will be safe at Amberwood Prep, but threats, distractions, and forbidden romance lurk both outside-and within- the school grounds.  Now that they're in hiding, the drama is only just beginning.

What I thought:

Okay I don't have a playlist for this one yet.  I read it in less than 12 hours and when I read books fast I tend to not think of much else.  I'll get one put up later I promise.

Well... Its Richelle Mead.  I think she has done it yet again.  Her mind is an amazing place!  I love how many stories she's able to create and bring to life. I think she's a great author.

I loved this book.  It doesn't have the sexual tension you find in the VA series... Yet.  I can feel coming on, but I love Sydney.  I was very interested in her in the VA series and I'm loving being in her head.  Oh yeah... I can't deny that I'm beyond excited to have Adrian back in my life! I can't wait for the rest of the adventures in the Golden Lily which is supposed to release on June 19th 2012.

So If you haven't read VA do it!  then read Bloodlines.  It's a spin off so I'd start at the beginning for it to make sense.

and I give this book an easy: