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Monday, June 27, 2011

I'm on the front cover!!!

Hurrah! Let's celebrate! How exciting that I am on the cover! The front cover at that! Look and see! Ah, but first I must tell you about this fabulous book! I read the first book in the series, called Easter's Lilly. It was an amazing love story you're sure fall in love with. And now, the second book in this lovely series:
Brother Number 3
Judy Serrano is such an amazing and talented writer. I promise, you will fall in love with these books! Check out my review of Easter's Lilly. This series will leave you yearning for more!




Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Review: Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Nightshade
by
Andrea Cremer

Even if you aren't a fan of the werewolves, I promise that you'll still find yourself falling for this beautiful and courageous journey. One to be loved by all.

Calla has always known just what is expected of her, as does everybody in her pack. Once she graduates, she is to marry Ren, head alpha of his pack. All will be well. Right? Of course!
Just like always, only difference is that she will be married. Here's where it gets interesting...
Humans tend to keep their distance, sensing somehow that the wolves are in charge, yet they don't really know that they are wolves. That's until Shay comes along. He's human, but he is different. And for some strange reason, the wolves are in charge of watching over him.

Over time, Calla and Shay get to know each other more and Calla is asked to keep a close eye on him. Ren of course, is furious. How could he not be? But as Calla and Shay spend more time together, they start to realize that all these things that Calla has been taught, all these facts and laws, rules, reasons, justifications, are lies. And now they have proof. Proof that has been hidden.

4/5 Stars. 452 Pages. Published by Philomel Books. Received from The Mod Podge Bookshelf 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

In My Mailbox (29)

What is "In My Mailbox"?In My Mailbox is a weekly meme. What is a meme, you ask. The simple description is  "an idea that spreads quickly." Usually the creator of the meme asks for other people to participate and ultimately link back to the person that started the meme. Memes shouldn't be confused with "features." There are some features that are somewhat exclusive to certain blogs, be courteous and don't steal content.

The idea of In My Mailbox is to bring books to the attention of our blog readers and to encourage interaction with other blogs.  Here's what I got this week, how about you?


My goodies this week:
That's it for me. Now what about you?



Saturday, June 11, 2011

In My Mailbox (28)

What is "In My Mailbox"?In My Mailbox is a weekly meme. What is a meme, you ask. The simple description is  "an idea that spreads quickly." Usually the creator of the meme asks for other people to participate and ultimately link back to the person that started the meme. Memes shouldn't be confused with "features." There are some features that are somewhat exclusive to certain blogs, be courteous and don't steal content.

The idea of In My Mailbox is to bring books to the attention of our blog readers and to encourage interaction with other blogs.  Here's what I got this week, how about you?



I've been trying to hold off on buying books lately because I own so many that I have to read still. The month of June has so many great books though, and I just won't be able to resist!



Wednesday, June 8, 2011

These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf


These Things Hidden
by
Heather Gudenkauf

Full of mystery and suspense, this one is well worth it! I wasn't too happy in the beginning, but pushing on through, it is well worth it. There is definitely heartache and sadness but it is a great book. So many secrets, yet so much strength.

Allison Glenn had a perfect life until she got sent to prison for the absolutely HORRID crime she committed. Her family, all except her grandmother have forgotten her. She simply doesn't exist to them anymore. No phone calls, no pictures on the walls, they have packed up her belongings and put them away. There is no room for her in their house anymore. All those medals she won in school? Gone. All of it is just gone. She was the perfect child. Her sister Brynn now has to deal with all the kids at school teasing her. The whispers. The stares. Why did Allison have to make Brynn help her? Why???

Because of Allison's good behavior she is now getting released early to a halfway house. Even Allison isn't sure if she's ready for this, but the one thing she is sure of is that she wants to work things out with Brynn. All she wants is her sister back in her life.
Yet, All Brynn wants is to quit being judged for Allison's behavior.

And suddenly, the truth comes out, it's time for everyone to learn everything. Hold tight, you're in for a ride.

4/5 Stars. 337 Pages. Published by MIRA Books. Purchased at Amazon





Sunday, June 5, 2011

Review: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
by
Ransom Riggs

Odd and intriguing...this one is full of mystery and mischief. The pictures just add to the unique and quite different storyline. Some are quite bizarre indeed! Don't be surprised if they show up in your dreams!

Jacob has always listened to his grandfathers wild and crazy stories about his life growing up. The monsters he has fought and ran from. The war he was in. Jacob always listened and took it with a grain of salt. He was the only one in the family that would listen. Maybe that's why his grandfather chose him to tell all those stories to. Maybe.
Jacob had finally had it one day. He was tired of listening to the stories, they couldn't possibly be true. He had decided to confront his grandfather only to be shown the most bizarre and shocking photos. His grandfather came to rely on Jacob more throughout the years only trusting him instead of any other of the family.

Jacob, receiving a frantic call from his grandfather saying that they have found him and have come for him, rushed to his grandfather's house only to follow the trail to the woods. That's where he found his grandfather. Dead. Looming above him...exactly what his grandfather had been describing all those years, and nobody would believe him. When Jacob tells what he sees, now nobody believes Jacob. Over time, everyone thinks Jacob has now lost it. Even he has come to accept it. But then, finally piecing together his grandfather's last words, he knows what he must do.

He must go back to visit the orphanage where his grandfather grew up. He must find out about the people behind those pictures. They will have the answer. Except, when he gets there, he finds out that the orphanage hasn't been up and running so there was no way his grandfather could have been there....but he was....and somewhere....those children are still there...

5/5 Stars. 348 Pages. Published by Quirk Books. Received from the publisher



Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Review: The Gentlemen's Club by Becky Due

The Gentlemen's Club
by
Becky Due

Becky Due has written a story that has not only touched lives in one way or another, but has written strength into her pages to show how to overcome those hurdles one might face. To know that someone has been through the same situation as you makes it easier to face the battles ahead. Makes it just a little easier to cope. The Gentlemen's Club is a story that definitely does just that.

Angie has hit rock bottom but isn't giving up. living in her car and working two jobs she still can't seem to get on her feet. She has plenty of skeletons in her closet as well. An abusive ex-husband and haunted memories of the things that happened in her childhood. 

Angie lowers herself to jobs she would never have imagined doing but she's desperately needing the money. It's only for a short time. When Angie meets Julie things start to perk up a bit. All Angie wants to do is write. That's always been her dream and Julie is a huge supporter in that. Angie finally gets into an apartment and gets a job at a newspaper and starts writing columns for women. Her main goal now is to help other women just like she needed. She decides to get Julie's help and do a piece on the women at the local strip club. Once meeting the girls however, Angie is now in for more than she ever dreamed of!

4/5 Stars. 236 Pages. Published by Due Publications. Received from Dawn Seidel

Winner Announced!

The winner of the Splash into Summer Giveaway Hop is...
Jenna!
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