Thursday, December 29, 2011

Winner of Midwinter Blog Hop


Congrats to:

Gena from WA

Raluca Maria from Romania

For winning copies of Crossroads by Mary Ting and Signed Bookplates!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Midwinter's Eve Blog Hop

I would like to thank I'm a Reader, Not a Writer and Oasis for YA for hosting this wonderful blog hop! What a great way to find out more great book reads and blogs to visit!

For my giveaway, I'm going to offer two copies of one of my favorites for 2011.
Crossroads by Mary Ting. This will be an actual book, with a signed bookplate from Mary attached! This giveaway is open International!

Title: Crossroads by Mary Ting

Claudia Emerson has a good friend who shares the same first name and last name. That friend unfortunately dies in a tragic accident during homecoming dance. Claudia is distraught at the loss of her friend, but is even more disturbed by her dreams, which seem to take her to another place called Crossroads. Unknown to her, Crossroads is like a second heaven, a place between heaven and earth. It is where the souls of humans in comas or near death experiences may wander. Where, Claudia meets Michael, a nephilim, a half angel, half human, whom she often meets in her dreams. It turns out that this isn’t her first visit to Crossroads, which is an enigma for no human can ever travel there until Claudia.

Now the fallen and demons are after her, suspecting she must be special and it is up to Michael and the other nephilims to protect her. Her dream becomes a nightmare as more secrets are revealed, about who she really is, and the true identities of the people she loves most. Can Michael fight his growing feelings for Claudia and protect her as a guardian angel should?

You can visit Mary:
Website Here

Facebook Here

Blog Here

This is going to be a real easy entry, because I will also be hopping on the other blogs, I love the easy entry. Just follow Insane About Books by GFC and do the rafflecopter below!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Congrats to Inga from Me and Reading for winning


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Kiss Me Crazy by Ednah Walters Book Tour


Title: Kiss Me Crazy
Author: Ednah Walters
Publish Date: Published September 30th 2011 by Firetrail Publishing
Art conservator, Kara Michaels has decided it’s time to chase her dream—start her own business restoring and framing works of art. She has the skills, the nose for business, and the pent-up frustration from being invisible to the man she wants but can’t have—her boss.

He’s a meticulous planner whose rule book is about to be tossed out the window...

Baron Fitzgerald, a successful art dealer and Kara’s boss, believes in having a strategy and following it without deviation. So when Kara tenders her resignation, he sets out to convince her to stay. Baron soon realizes that falling in love cannot be planned, but the insight comes a little too late for him and Kara.
For my review of Mine Until Dawn, I said I wished I was born a Fitzgerald girl…I have changed my mind….I wish I could have a Fitzgerald man!!

Ever since Kara has worked for Baron Fitzgerald, she has had feelings for him. They have worked well together, but Baron never seemed to be interested in Kara until she turned in her resignation. Baron did not want to let her go, offering a pay raise, office space, whatever Kara wanted to stay. However, Kara felt it was time to move on with her dreams, and maybe get past her feelings for Baron.
Baron proves that he is more than interested in Kara. Going out of his way to help her and her sister, Kara starts to realize that it may be possible that Baron does have feelings for her.

I love the Fitzgerald’s family motto of “Family comes first.” A strong knit family monitoring each other, and always helping each other. Baron is a gorgeous, driven man, who when he falls hard for Kara, will not stop to try to please her. I loved how the relationship between Baron and Kara unfolded. Their romance moved slowly, which just made the story incredible maddening to see them end together. The moments of butterflies and goose bumps were fantastic. Kara being a strong business woman in her field, held few insecurities about herself. I loved seeing her confidence blossom, and grasp the relationship head on.

The Fitzgerld series is insanely wicked. You must give them a try!

My Over All Rating:
5 Star

Ednah is SO nice, that she is giving us an Ebook to give away!! Just comment below, be a follower, and you will get a chance to win an Ebook of Kiss Me Crazy or Mine Until Dawn......

Check out the whole Tour here!!

Nov 7:Mindy Forbidden Reviews
Nov 8:Haydee Between The Sheets
Nov 10:Crystal Red Heads Review It Better
Nov 12: Katrina Page Flipperz
Nov 14: Britney Living Fictitiously
Nov 16:Cynthia Book Reader Addicts
Nov 17: Lisa Lisa's World of BooksNov 18:Christina Intoxicated By Books
Nov 19:Tevya Reading Lark
Nov 21: Anne Forbidden Reviews Guest Blogger!
Nov 22: Jowanna Pimpin' ReadsNov 23:Lucy Moonlight Gleam's Bookshelf
Nov 24: Michele Insane About Books
Nov 25: Megan Amethyst Daydreams
Nov 26: Lindsey United By Books
Nov 26:Amy Lady Reader's Book Stuff
Nov 28: Shelby Words To Follow
Nov 29: Katrina Page Flipperz
Nov 30:Renee & Stacey Sassy Book Lovers
Nov 30: Melinda

Dec 1: Mindy wrap up Forbidden Reviews

Sunday, November 20, 2011

IMM #8


In My Mailbox is a weekly meme that was started by Kristi at The Story Siren with some inspiration from Alea at Pop Culture Junkie. It features books or book-related things that have been bought, borrowed, won, or received in the mail. Be sure to check out The Story Siren for a list of all the other blogs participating!

This week IMM

A Most Dangerous Profession by Karen Hawkins
The Christmas Cookie Club by Ann Pearlman
The Black Book of Secrets by F.E. Higgins
Beauty Dates the Beast by Jessica Sims
The Academy by T.P Boje

Publisher Provided
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
Vindicated (Fall of Angels) by Keary Taylor
Underdogs by Markus Zusak to be reviewed for PageTurners

Branded (Fall of Angels) by Keary Taylor

Also, I bought an extra copy of Inheritence and my fellow PageTurner Stacey went and had it signed for my son for christmas!  No worries, he never looks at my blog!!

What did you get this week??

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead Review

Title: Bloodlines
Author: Richelle Mead
Publish Date: Published August 23rd 2011 by Razorbill

The first book in Richelle Mead's brand-new teen fiction series - set in the same world as Vampire Academy.

When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. But at their new school, the drama is only just beginning.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Bloodlines explores all the friendship, romance, battles and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive - this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone's out for blood.
So, Have you read the Vampire Academy Series yet? If you have, AWESOME! If you haven’t you MUST, so then you can read Richelle Mead’s new series Bloodlines.

I absolutely loved this book, as well as the Vampire Academy series. When you fall in love with characters in a series, you just don’t want it to ever end. That’s what is absolutely great about Bloodlines, it’s a different story, but with the same characters. BONUS!!

You just can’t go wrong with Bloodlines….Vampires, Dhampers, Humans, and Alchemists…OH MY!! An Insanely incredible story about all the races mingling together, working together to protect Jill, which protects Lisa’s throne.

My Over All Rating:

Sunday, November 13, 2011

IMM #7


In My Mailbox is a weekly meme that was started by Kristi at The Story Siren with some inspiration from Alea at Pop Culture Junkie. It features books or book-related things that have been bought, borrowed, won, or received in the mail. Be sure to check out The Story Siren for a list of all the other blogs participating!

Wow, it's been a while since I have done this, and I have quite a stack...SO, I'm going to break it up in a couple of week.


Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

Glass by Ellen Hopkins


The AAbsolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

Bunheads by Sophie Flack

Dark Territory by J Gabriel Gates and Charlene Keel

What did you get this week??

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Spooktacular blog hop WINNER


Congrats to Cathy M!!!!

Cathy has been emailed and she has repsonded.

Thank you to everyone who signed up and followed...I really appreciate the support!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Spooktacular Blog Hop

I Would like to thank I'm a Reader, Not a Writer and The Diary of a Bookworm for hosting this wonderful Spooktacular Blog Hop!!

There are SO many blogs participating in this hop. What a great way to find new blogs to visit and win giveaways!!

I couldn't decide what book to giveaway, SO, I decided to giveaway a $25 giftcard to Amazon. That way, you can buy a couple of books, or even buy TONS of ebooks!!


I'm all about easy entry, so all you have to do to enter is follow my blog!! I'm going to try the Rafflecopter this time, so, hopefully it will work out great!!
This is International, SO, I could use some info on how the giftcard will work for the international folks. Just comment below please!! This is only my second hop, so, I'm still trying to figure out all the "ins and outs." THANKS!!

So, Here's the AMAZING HUGE list to continue hopping....Have a SUPER SCAREY Halloween!

Check out Crossroads Site

Hey Everyone...Mary Ting, Author of Crossroads is having an awesome GIVEAWAY!!

Check out her site HERE for more details...


Sunday, October 16, 2011

IMM #6


In My Mailbox is a weekly meme that was started by Kristi at The Story Siren with some inspiration from Alea at Pop Culture Junkie. It features books or book-related things that have been bought, borrowed, won, or received in the mail. Be sure to check out The Story Siren for a list of all the other blogs participating!

Well, I haven't participated in IMM in the last couple of weeks. My Mail Box has been REALLY lonely!!

THis is what I have won in the last couple of weeks.

OH!! and if you happen to visit today, I know, I'm a little late, I do have a Blog tour going on right now for Mine Until Dawn and an ecopy of the books will be given away. So PLEASE sign up....It is an ADULT book, so over 18 only please.

1. I won this really cute t-shirt with Twilight on it from Inspired by Twilight wich is co-owed by my wonder author friend Mary Ting, of Crossroads!!

2. I also won this awesome charm from Beth Revis that has to do with her new book that is coming out, A Million Suns, the sequel of Across the Universe. The charm has "something" to do with A Million Suns, I just don't know yet! I also received a signed bookplate and bookmark from her!

3. THe Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, won thru the Banned Books Hop

4. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving, also won thru the Banned book hop.

I did purchase a book this week.

Neptune's Son, the second book in the Lost Heros series by Rick Riordan. This is one of my son't favorite authors, and he has been waiting for this book. SO, i bought it and sent it to him for some FUN reading....he is a Junior at Northern Illinois University...

and that's about it for me this week? What did you get or buy??

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Book Tour Mine Until Dawn by Ednah Walters Review

Title: Mine Until Dawn
Author: Ednah Walters
Publish Date: Published July 20th 2011 by Firetrail Publishing (first published June 30th 2011)

By age twenty-eight, art historian Jade Fitzgerald has had a marriage from hell and an equally nasty divorce, worked hard to control her weight and her arrhythmia. The last thing she needs is another man messing with her head or shooting her heartbeat off course. That is exactly what she gets when an aloof and mysterious stranger storms into her life.

He's cynical and doesn’t take crap from anyone....

Former investigative reporter Vince Knight is on a quest to recover a priceless, ancient Mayan artifact, which he believes Jade’s mother stole. He’s skilled at gathering information while remaining emotionally detached, until he meets Jade. The voluptuous woman stirs in him a hunger he hasn’t felt in a long time and a protectiveness he can’t explain.

Until, an insane man decides to add Jade to his collection of beautiful and rare things....

Neither Vince nor Jade expects passion to flare so fast or danger to dodge their footsteps. To defeat a ruthless art collector with a twisted agenda, Jade and Vince must learn to trust each other and embrace their growing feelings

All I know is that I am wishing I were born a Fitzgerald girl!!

This story Rocked from the first page to the last. You learn about Jade and the hardships she went through with her marriage, how her husband belittled her and made her feel insignificant. Jade’s inner strength to build up her self-esteem and confidence is amazing. Her devotion to her mother, never unwavering.

Mine Until Dawn is full of adventure and mystery…and let us not forget the steamy romance that you feel from the moment Jade and Vince first met. Jade keeps her guard up, but cannot deny the attraction she has for Vince. Vince cannot help his instinctive protection that he feels for Jade. A combination that is going to lead to the luscious romance that will break down all the barriers that Jade and Vince have both built around themselves.

Mine Until Dawn just isn’t a romance story, it’s got it all…mystery, adventure, murder, running from the law…it’s just down right action packed! It will grab you and you won’t be able to put it down. So read the first story, Slow Burn, and then pick up Mine Until Dawn!! Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!


I just realized I'm suppose to be giving away an ecopy of Mine Until Dawn....HOW COOL IS THAT??

Please just follow Insane About Books and comment below and leave your name and email address to win a copy of this great book!!

Find Ms. Walters on facebook, her blog, and twitter!
Follow the Mine Until Dawn blog tour hosted by Forbidden Reviews. Visit each blog - we are each giving away an ebook copy, so the more blogs you visit, the better your chances of winning!

Reading Lark: Oct 9th
Page Flipperz: Oct 10th
Pimpin' Reads: Oct 11th
Insane About Books: Oct 12th
Forbidden Reviews: Oct 13th
Intoxicated by Books: Oct 14th
Words To Follow: Oct 15th
Amethyst Daydreams: Oct 16th

My Over All Rating:
5 Star

Sunday, September 25, 2011

IMM #5


In My Mailbox is a weekly meme that was started by Kristi at The Story Siren with some inspiration from Alea at Pop Culture Junkie. It features books or book-related things that have been bought, borrowed, won, or received in the mail. Be sure to check out The Story Siren for a list of all the other blogs participating!

Well, this week this is what I received:


East of the Sun by Julia Gregson

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

AND a $15 girft card to Barns and Noble...which I think i'm going to purchase Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

Monday, September 19, 2011

Awakened by Ednah Walters Review

Title: Awakened
Author: Ednah Walters
Publish Date: Published February 3rd 2011 by Pill Hill Press
Most teens turn sixteen and get the license to drive, but Lil Falcon gets the license to kill demons. Orphaned as a child and raised by an eccentric grandfather, Lil is concerned with surviving high school and is unaware that she's a Guardian-a being with super powers charged with killing demons and protecting humanity. When she meets Bran, a mysterious boy with amazing abilities, his psi energy unlocks her latent powers. But Bran has a secret that can ruin their growing relationship, and the truth she discovers may destroy everything she believes in unless she finds the right balance between love and sacrifice

Once I started reading this book, I just could not put it down. It has got it all…discovering your true self, humor, action, drama, friendships, and young love.

Lil has been home schooled most of her life…taught how to protect herself. She and her grandfather have always been on the move, Lil thinking it was just her gypsy heritage. She has finally met some friends in the new school she just started. However, little does Lil know that her whole world is going to change after she turns 16 and her true self is finally revealed.
Lil meets up with some other Guardians-in-training. They start working together and forming a close bond even though there is a little jealousy at first.

Lil, Bran, and the other guardians go on an adventure that will blow your mind. Not only does Lil learn more about her parents, she also discovers how powerful she can be.

Ok, I know, it is a little vague, but trust me, You will love this book. It has so much action, self-discovery and alliance that you will immediately be drawn into its clutches. I love the humor some of the guardians in training possess, and loved to watch their friendships unfold. So, get this book NOW and read it, and do not forget the second book Betrayed!

My Over All Rating:
5 Star

Sunday, September 18, 2011



In My Mailbox is a weekly meme that was started by Kristi at The Story Siren with some inspiration from Alea at Pop Culture Junkie. It features books or book-related things that have been bought, borrowed, won, or received in the mail. Be sure to check out The Story Siren for a list of all the other blogs participating!

This week, my mailbox has been VERY empty!! BOO HOO!!

But, I bought these books at my very last trip to Borders. Luckily, one of our Borders stores was bought by Books A there will still be a book store even though its a 45 minute drive from me!

Here' what I bought:

Angelology by Danielle Trussoni

Tentacles by ROland SMith

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Jane by April Lindner

Captivate by Carrie Jones

Soul Stice by Simon Holt

ANd that's it..hopefully I will get something this week in my mailbox but I don't think I have really won anything!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Crossroads Review on Page Turners

Please Visit Page Turners Blog here To see my review of Crossroads..

This is ONE incredible story and Mary ROCKS!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Crossroads Book Tour on PageTurners

Please visit PageTurners HERE for an awesome Book Tour of Crossroads by Mary Ting.

This book is amazing...and my review for Crossroads will be up on Page Turners soon.

If you Love Fallen Angels, you will LOVE Michael....see Michael's interview!!


Sunday, September 11, 2011

In My Mailbox


This week, this is what I bought or won....


Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Juliet by Anne Fortier


Miss Peregrine's home for Peculiar Children by Ranson Riggs

A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard

Bought at Library sale by donation:

THe Da Vince Code by Dan Brown

Impossible by Danielle Steel

THe Au Pairs Crazy Hot by Melissa De La Cruz

THe GIrl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

THe Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

THe Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson

New Moon by Stephanie Meyer

Between Sistrs by Kristin Hannah

What the Night Knows by Dean Koontz

Are you afraid of the Dark by Sidney Sheldon

TO Die For by Linda Howard

Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks

THe Huse by Danielle Steel

Cross by James Patterson

So what did you get??

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Back to Books Winners!!


Thanks to everyone who entered my contest and for following!!

Here are the lucky winners!!

Awakened by Ednah Walters: Idris

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White: Amanda Welling

Crusade by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie: LindsayWrites

Congrats to the winners!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Raven Review and December Moon BLog Tour

Suzy Turner

I was SO excited when Suzy Turner contacted me to do a Blog Tour of December Moon. I had just started my blog, and I was honored that she wanted to give me a chance to be one of the few to tour. So, I'm going to first start with my review of Raven, just to get you hooked, and then a blurb from December Moon.

Title: Raven
Author: Suzy Turner
Publish Date: Published May 9th 2011 by Suzy Turner, via Smashwords

Her whole life had been based on a lie. Lilly had grown up in a loveless home with a father who she had barely ever seen and a mother who was... well, not very motherly.
After they mysteriously disappear without a trace, Lilly is sent to Canada where she finds a whole new way of life. A life filled with love and people who care for her. But that's not all she discovers, Lilly also finds out that she isn't who, or what, she thinks she is.
Lilly has a very special ability and it's just a matter of time before her true self starts to shine. And when it does, her life will never be the same again

Raven will grab your soul.

Lilly was growing up in a loveless family. She never had a friend until she met a new girl at school, December Moon. Lilly had to keep that friendship hidden.

One day, her parents disappeared, and she had to move to Canada to live with a grandfather she had never met. She never knew that she had an extended family, all dying to meet her and shower her with love.

However, Lilly started to have dreams, dreams that did not make sense to her. She knew her grandfather was keeping secrets, and one day he had to reveal the truth. On top of learning that the world could be a loving place, she also learned that all those Fairy Tales her father would sneak to her, may not just be fairy tales.

Raven is an incredible story about a girl who is so sheltered, but definitely intelligent. Lilly is a very strong character, who takes everything thrown at her gracefully. Raven is suspenseful. Each chapter built on top of the other to lead you to an incredible ending. I had such a difficult time putting it down because I just NEEDED to know what happened next.

My Over All Rating:
5 Star

And now, I introduce to you, the second book in the saga, December Moon.....

Title: December Moon
Author: Suzy Turner
Publish Date: Published August 27th 2011 by Suzanne Turner Publishing

December Moon had no idea that she was a witch.
She had never given it a single thought. Why would she?
Well, she hadn't given it a single thought until the day before her fifteenth birthday when she had silently wished that the gymnasium would flood. She was sick of humiliating herself with her rather serious lack of elegance on the floor... pointed out, rather loudly, by her fellow gymnasts. The other girls looked impressive, as they fluttered about the room like brightly coloured butterflies, full of elegance and composure. December, on the other hand, thought herself more akin to Alice in Wonderland's caterpillar.
Imagine December's surprise when she began to hear the gentle whooshing sound that usually accompanies an overflowing bathtub. A noise that slowly became louder and louder, until water literally began pouring into the gymnasium from all directions. And it wasn't even raining.
“What the...?” Miss Finnegan screeched.
“Everybody form an orderly line and exit the gymnasium as soon as you can!” she yelled in her posh English accent to her students, after turning puce from blowing so hard on the red whistle that always hung around her taut, blotchy neck.
December knew something wasn't quite right with the whole scenario, considering the gymnasium had never posed a flood threat before and the fact that there was no plumbing anywhere near the building. The changing rooms were situated at the far end of the school... a design she had never quite understood.
As all the girls and boys panicked and flocked to the exit in one mad rush, December slowly took her time. It was only water, after all, and a little bit of water never hurt anyone. Well, it had never hurt me, she thought. Exactly at that moment, the water that had begun seeping into her black plimsolls and wetting her feet, receded, leaving her feet and ankles entirely, and strangely, dry.
Eyes wide in amazement, December surveyed the scene around her as one last student ran across the large mat in the centre of the room, it squelching beneath her feet. She was the last to leave. Even Miss Finnegan hadn't waited to make sure all her students had escaped unharmed and dry.
The water continued to pour in from each corner of the room, large droplets plopping around her from the ceiling and walls. Bits of green painted plaster broke away from the wall and fell down, bobbing up and down in the ankle high water below. December looked down at the floor and noticed that water was everywhere except within a small circular area surrounding her feet. As she moved, the dry circular area moved with her, like a bouncing bubble.
Before she could work out what was happening, gymnasium equipment began to fall and crash to the floor with the force of the running water.
How can this be? She thought. Then she remembered her silent wish, surely not? No, there had to be a rational explanation to all of this. I couldn't possibly be responsible. But the dry bubble around her told her a very different story.
As much as December wanted to hang around and enjoy watching the gym fill up with water, abruptly putting an end to her least favourite subject, she knew Miss Finnegan would eventually notice she was missing. So she skipped from the flooded room and out into the unusually bright sunlight of the October English afternoon.

Awesome, Right?? I know you won't be a bit disappointed!!

Here are the other stops on the tour!!
September 3rd

September 4th

September 5th

September 6th

September 7th

September 8th

September 9th

September 10th

September 11th

September 12th

September 13th

September 14th

September 15th

September 16th

September 17th

September 18th

September 19th

Have Fun following the tour, and learing more about Raven, December Moon, and Suzy Turner. Thanks Suzy for including me!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Back to the Books Blog Hop


I would like to thank I'm a Reader, Not a Writer and Buried In Books for hosting this great blog hop!!!

As you can see, I'm REALLY new to the blogging world. This is my first giveaway!! And it is International!!

All I ask, is for you to follow me by GFC, and post a comment below with your GFC name and email address, and you are entered in the giveaway!!

I will be giving away three books, so that means three winners!! Here are the books up for grabs!!

Title: Crusade
Author: Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie
This is a Hard cover book.

Title: Paranormalacy
This is a paperback book.

Title: Awakened
Author: Ednah Walters
This book is a paper back.

THANKS for entering and following!! Have fun hopping!!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz Review

Title: Spellbound
Author: Cara Lynn Shultz
Publish Date: Published June 28th 2011 by Harlequin Teen
Life hasn't been easy on sixteen-year-old Emma Connor, so a new start in New York may be just the change she needs. But the posh Upper East Side prep school she has to attend? Not so much. Friendly faces are few and far between, except for one that she's irresistibly drawn to—Brendan Salinger, the guy with the rock-star good looks and the richest kid in school, who might just be her very own white knight.
But even when Brendan inexplicably turns cold, Emma can't stop staring. Ever since she laid eyes on him, strange things have been happening. Streetlamps go out wherever she walks, and Emma's been having the oddest dreams: visions of herself in past lives—visions that warn her to stay away from Brendan. Or else.

Spellbound is the perfect name for this book. It will bound you, grab you, and hold you until you finish the book.

Emma has had a lot of hardships in her life. She moves in with her Aunt, who has finally talked her into living with her. She attends an elite school, with a lot of snobby rich girls, who seem to have it in for Emma from the first day of school. Ashley, her cousin, tries to show her the ropes at the prestigious school.

Anthony tries to pursue Emma, but she has her eye on another guy, Brendan. Emma thinks that she has a connection with Brendan, but everytime they start to get a little close, he backs off, turns cold to her.

Emma becomes friends with Angelique, who proclaims to be a witch. Emma tells Angelique the dreams that she has, and the weird things that has been happening to her. Angelique believes that someone is trying to send her a message. After some research, they discover what is happening with Emma.

Ah yeah, so hard to write a review and not give out any spoilers. BUT, this is an incredible storyline. I loved the characters, and found myself laughing out loud at some of the dialect. The journey that Emma travels is intense….and I found myself squeezing the book, and not wanting to put it down until I was finished. Love at first sight? Love by Spellbound? Either way, Love is love…and you must read this book to find out!

My Over All Rating:
5 Star.



In My Mailbox is a weekly meme that was started by Kristi at The Story Siren with some inspiration from Alea at Pop Culture Junkie. It features books or book-related things that have been bought, borrowed, won, or received in the mail. Be sure to check out The Story Siren for a list of all the other blogs participating!

Well, This week, This is what I received or bought....


Don't Breathe A Word (ARC) by Holly Cupala


Awakened by Ednah Walters (signed)


Blood Red Road by Moira Young

Wither by Lauren Destefano

Eternal by Cynthia Leitch Smith

Supernaturally by Kiersten White

And that's it!! My local Borders is getting slim on the selections, but I will keep going and trying toget the good deals until it closes!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011



In My Mailbox is a weekly meme that was started by Kristi at The Story Siren with some inspiration from Alea at Pop Culture Junkie. It features books or book-related things that have been bought, borrowed, won, or received in the mail. Be sure to check out The Story Siren for a list of all the other blogs participating!

This is my First IMM....I have enjoyed this meme on other blogs that I visit, and thought I would give it a go. When I learn a little more about this blogging business, I hope to get a little fancier at it!!

This week, I bought:

The Keepers Tattoo by Gill Arbuthnott

Spells by Aprilynne Pike

In My Mailbox:

My wonderful friend Christing from Portait of a book sent to my daughter and myself:

Wolf Mark by Joseph Bruchac (ARC)
The Apothecary by Maile Meloy(ARC)
Lights on the Nile by Donna Jo Napoli(ARC)
Darkfall by Janice Hardy(ARC)
How to rock Braces and Glasses by Meg Haston(ARC)
Wonder Struck by Brian Elznick(ARC)
Ashes by Ilsa J bick(ARC)
THe Taker by Alma Katsu(ARC)
Flyaway by Lucy Christopher(ARC)
Wildwood by Colin Meloy(ARC)
Tankborn by Karn Sandler(ARC)
In Darkness by Nick Lake(ARC)

Yeah....Christin is AWESOME!!! Thank you my dear friend!!

Also, I have read Crossroads by Mary Ting...if you haven't read it, you definately should!! Its a great book....and I have a review that's going to be posted on Page Turners soon...anyway, I feel that I have become great friends with her, by emailing back and forth about how I loved the book, and she sent me this beautuful necklace she made that symbolizes the cover of the book...Thank you MARY!!

Well, not all a bad week for my first always makes me happy to find a book in my mailbox!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Please check on my review of THe Beast Call on Pageturners

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Pull of Gravity Review

Title: The Pull of Gravity
Author: Gae Polisner
Publish Date: Published May 10th 2011 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

While Nick Gardner’s family is falling apart, his best friend, Scooter, is dying from a freak disease. The Scoot’s final wish is that Nick and their quirky classmate, Jaycee Amato, deliver a prized first-edition copy of Of Mice and Men to the Scoot’s father. There’s just one problem: the Scoot’s father walked out years ago and hasn’t been heard from since. So, guided by Steinbeck’s life lessons, and with only the vaguest of plans, Nick and Jaycee set off to find him.
Characters you’ll want to become friends with and a narrative voice that sparkles with wit make this a truly original coming-of-age story.

I was so intrigued to read this story. Just from the synopsis above, I just had to read it to see if Nick and Jaycee find The Scoot’s dad.

The story starts off with Nick telling about is fevers, hallucinations, and family life. His family moved from Manhattan, and it seems since then, things have been falling apart. His best friend, The Scoot, has a serious disease called Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome. A very rare disease that makes him age faster than reality. However, as they grow older and reach high school, they become a little distant from each other.

Nick meets Jaycee, who also happens to be friends with The Scoot. Nick finds out from her that The Scoot wanted to find his dad, who walked out on him because he could not handle his illness. Therefore, Nick and Jaycee set off on an adventure, with the only clue they have, to find Scoot’s dad.

Nick and Jaycee are kind of an oddball pair…having nothing in common except for The Scoot and coming from confused families. But as the story progresses, and they start to get to know each other, you can see that they really do get along.

Geesh, it is so hard to do reviews on a story that you loved. There were moments where I was laughing, and others where I cried. Scoot’s illness really makes an impression on you. How someone so young can handle the obstacles he has to deal with is incredible. I find that he is definitely wise beyond his years. Watching Nick and Jaycee’s friendship blossom was a lot of fun…it just shows that you cannot judge a book by its cover. At the end of the story, I gave a big sigh, and thought to myself, THAT was a good book!

My Over All Rating:
4 star

Saturday, August 6, 2011

PageTurners Review of Happy Birthday to Me

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Forever Review

Title: Forever
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publish Date: Published July 12th 2011 by Scholastic, Inc.
The thrilling conclusion to #1 bestselling Shiver trilogy from Maggie Stievater
In Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. In Linger, they fought to be together. Now, in Forever, the stakes are even higher than before. Wolves are being hunted. Lives are being threatened. And love is harder and harder to hold on to as death comes closing in.

I was so excited to win an ARC of Forever and having it autographed to me was an extreme honor!! I was so excited to be able to read this book!!

Grace and Sam’s story starts with them apart, again. Grace as a wolf, Sam in his human form. Their relationship has had so many ups and downs. Sam continues on his everyday life, without Grace, and tries to handle all the stares and ridicule he receives. Everyone suspects him.

Cole has focused himself to finding a cure and keeps trying to call Isabel but she never returns his calls. He puts himself into his work, and sets up traps trying to catch the wolves, unsuccessfully.

Grace changes back and worth to wolf form and worries that the relationship with Sam might be in jeopardy. Sam realizes he needs to face his demons to continue on.

Isabel finds out from her father that the restriction on the wolves has been lifted and they are granted the aerial shoot to get rid of the pack. She goes to tell Sam and Cole, and they try to figure out what to do to save the wolves.

Grace and Cole both want to contact people that were important in their lives to let them know that there are well. They both battle whether it is the right thing to do.

This story had the book glued to my hands. It is so hard to do a review on a story that you loved so much…so anxious to find out what the ending will be, without giving away any spoilers. Maggie did not disappoint me at all at the end of the trilogy. My heart was pounding at the end.
My Over All Rating:

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I would like to Thank Megan from Amethyst Daydreams and Christin from Portrait of a Book for all your help on creating this...I'm sure I will need tons more help!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Turned by Morgan Rice

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

At the Moment, this is my testing blog, which may later, turn into my personal blog when i figure out what I'm doing!!