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Monday, February 28, 2011

A Review!...and, an apology


Before I post my review of River Cast, Part Two in the Tale of Lunarmorte, let me first apologize to those of you who may have noticed one less follower on your blogs this weekend. Unfortunately, Blogger was being cruel to me, forcing me to stop following numerous blogs in order to do anything here. Posts, edits, blogroll...they were all disabled for some strange reason (luckily I pre-posted my Fine Fridays post...whew!).

But now things seem to be up and running again, so I'll try in a few days to begin following said blogs. Until then, accept my apologies, and just know it was nothing personal! :)

Now, on to the review!





River Cast, Part Two in the Tale of Lunarmorte: Samantha Young

Page Count: 267
Publisher: CreateSpace
Publication Date: March 21, 2011

product description from goodreads.com
ARC provided by author


Caia is caught between her loyalty to the Daylights and her new insight into the hearts of the Midnights.
Invited to train at the Centre under the tutelage of the Daylights, Caia and Lucien immerse themselves in the world of the Head of the Coven, Marita. With an upcoming battle hanging over their heads, Caia and her Alpha struggle to understand Marita’s vision for the future of the Coven, and withstand her manipulation and plans for them. Plans that are sure to separate Caia from Pack Errante; plans that inadvertently push Caia not only further away from Lucien, but from all Daylights.

Conflicted… Caia must choose a side in the war. And her choice may mean sacrificing all those she has come to love.



My review:

River Cast continues the story of Caia, a lycan, and her new-found magical powers. It was so nice to delve back into the world Samantha Young created in Lunarmorte (Book 1) and to reconnect with Caia and Lucien and all the other great characters. Though there wasn't much action in the way of wolves in this book, the magic world more than made up for it. And of course, this series wouldn't be complete without the always heated, sometimes tumultuous love affair between Caia and Lucien (he's a hot werewolf, people).

Caia has gone to the Center (or Centre, the spelling in the book) to learn how to harness her magical powers and accept that side of herself. Once there, she encounters one problem after another, ultimately discovering that things are not what they seem (that's not too spoilery, right?)

Though there are some formatting issues with the book (which could probably be explained with the fact it's from the UK), the story flows nicely and the characters are realistically written. The dialogue doesn't feel forced or contrived and some of the characters' reactions to things are the same as mine would be if found in similar situations...which is always a plus for me.

And an added bonus this time is the touching, blossoming love between Ryder and Jaeden, two other pack members. I thought that the lack of Caia and Lucien (this book tends to lean more toward Jaeden's story, though not always) would deter me from enjoying the book, but I quickly found myself rooting for Jaeden and Ryder and hoping things would work out for them (not gonna tell you if they did or not!). So nicely done on the author's part.

The thing I like most about this series (and I'm sure most of you will NOT agree) is that Samantha Young likes to leave you hanging. She did it at the end of the first book, and she's definitely done it again with River Cast..now I'm fuming to find out what happens next!

Overall, River Cast is an enjoyable story that, once you get past the formatting issues and language differences, is a fun, light YA read that definitely deserves a place on your bookshelf. I give River Cast 4 stars.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: City of Fallen Angels

The lovely Jill (a fellow Alabamian!) over at Breaking the Spine created the Waiting on Wednesday meme for us bloggers to showcase books we're waiting on.

This week I chose the fourth installment in what I think is one of the greatest paranormal YA series out there. I'm sure you've all heard of The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. If you haven't, grab a paper on your way home and look for a new apartment so you can move out from under that rock. This week's WoW is none other than



City of Fallen Angels
By Cassandra Clare
Pub date: 4/5/11


Product description from goodreads.com


City of Fallen Angels takes place two months after the events of City of Glass. In it, a mysterious someone’s killing the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine’s Circle and displaying their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to provoke hostility between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, leaving tensions running high in the city and disrupting Clary’s plan to lead as normal a life as she can — training to be a Shadowhunter, and pursuing her relationship with Jace. As Jace and Clary delve into the issue of the murdered Shadowhunters, they discover a mystery that has deeply personal consequences for them — consequences that may strengthen their relationship, or rip it apart forever. Meanwhile, internecine warfare among vampires is tearing the Downworld community apart, and only Simon — the Daylighter who everyone wants on their side — can decide the outcome; too bad he wants nothing to do with Downworld politics. Love, blood, betrayal and revenge: the stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.


This description alone should make you want to read this series. And you only have 6 weeks to read the other 3 books, so you better hurry!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Teaser Tuesday!



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser:






"As soon as she reached them, Phoebe thrust her hand out to Caia, her face serious, yet her eyes were filled with what could almost pass for warmth. Gingerly, she shook the other female's hand, refusing to wince when Phoebe gripped too hard."

~pg. 178, River Cast by Samantha Young

Sunday, February 20, 2011

MAX-imum Exposure Blog Tour - It's Pietr!

Welcome to the MAX-imum Exposure Tour for the 13 to Life Series! Each site throughout the tour will have swag and an individualized interview with either Pietr, Max or both! Shannon has also included an audio download for each interview so you can hear the Rusakova boys!

And make sure you join us live at 9pm EST on 2/17 at Mundie Moms for a live chatroom chat with Max, Pietr and Shannon! http://mundiemoms.blogspot.com/


And here's today's interview!

Jamie:
So, Pietr, what do you think of Junction? Having fun?

Pietr:
Junction is the type of town that--how do you say it? Grows on you. It does not seem to offer much at first, but when you take a closer look you realize there is much more to it than you ever imagined.

Jamie:
Let's just address the giant elephant in the room, shall we? You're gorgeous. Hot. Russian. Hot. Um, yeah, sorry. Bet you get that a lot?

Pietr:
Spasiba--thank you. It is true I have been told by girls that I am good looking. I appreciate the complement. But it may be more than simple looks that works on the girls I meet and so I wear my necklace to keep my animal magnetism at bay.

Jamie:
Nice necklace, by the way.

Pietr:
Spasiba. Our parents gave us each one. And--to return to your question--although I appreciate the complements I receive, it means much more coming from the right person.

Jamie:
Do you mean Jessie?

Pietr:
Da. I hope she is the right person. I have put a great deal of trust in her.

Jamie:
Good luck, Pietr, and thanks!

Pietr:
Puhzhalsta.

Shannon Delany is the winner of the first-ever cell phone novel contest in the western world and the author of the 13 to Life series through St. Martin's Press. 13 to Life is already available and Secrets and Shadows hits stores 2/15/11 with Bargains and Betrayals landing on shelves 8/16/11 (already available for pre-order!)and two more as of yet unnamed novels coming out in 2012.

For more about Shannon, visit her author website: www.ShannonDelany.com or her series website:www.13toLifeseries.com You can also find Shannon on Facebook and on Twitter athttp://Twitter.com/Shannon_Delany

Want a fun freebie you can print out and use with a web-cam to make a bookmark much more than a bookmark? Go here and check out the Augmented Reality bookmark: http://ht.ly/3KgG7


Thanks so much to Shannon for allowing me to be a part of her tour, and to Pietr for taking the time to answer my questions. You both rock!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday...on Thursday: Those That Wake

The lovely Jill (a fellow Alabamian!) over at Breaking the Spine created the Waiting on Wednesday meme for us bloggers to showcase books we're waiting on.

Well as I'm sure you've noticed, this is posting on Thursday instead of Wednesday. That's because yesterday I was part of a blog tour and I didn't want to take focus away from the author of the book that is touring. So I posted my WoW as a WoT...um, anyway. I like this week's choice so much, I didn't want any of you to miss out. I've chosen another YA dystopian (what can I say, I love 'em!) that some of you may not have heard of. If you haven't, then please take a look at...



Those That Wake
By Jesse Karp
Pub Date 3/21/11

product description from goodreads.com


New York City’s spirit has been crushed. People walk the streets with their heads down, withdrawing from one another and into the cold comfort of technology. Teenagers Mal and Laura have grown up in this reality. They’ve never met. Seemingly, they never will.

But on the same day Mal learns his brother has disappeared, Laura discovers her parents have forgotten her. Both begin a search for their families that leads them to the same truth: someone or something has wiped the teens from the memories of every person they have ever known. Thrown together, Mal and Laura must find common ground as they attempt to reclaim their pasts.


Ooh, sounds good, right? And it's only a month away!!!




Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bleeders Book Blog Tour


Today I'm happy to be a part of the blog tour for Michaela Haze's book, The Bleeders. I haven't read the book yet (I know, how horrible of me to be a part of the tour and not read the book!) but it's on my list! But here's a little insight into the author's typical day. Enjoy.




Okay, so you may be reading this because you’re following THE BLEEDERS BOOK BLOG TOUR, or you are a follower of the blog that this happens to be on. First I am going to introduce myself. So…hi. I’m Michaela Haze. The reason you are probably reading this is because I have written a book called The Bleeders, and some people like it, so that’s why I am here.

For this guest post/blog tour segment, I decided to write a little piece on how I spend my time. Not to get sympathy but at the moment I am sitting in my bed with food poisoning and worrying about deadlines. One of the perks of being a writer—when you’re sick at home you’re sick at work.

My favourite parts of being a writer are definitely when people tell me how much my book made them feel—or how upset or happy parts made them. Another favourite part is the fact that when I go to ‘work’ I get to wear whatever I want. I love my sweatpants, though I would never wear them outside.

Book days?

A book day is categorised by the radius how little sleep/food is partaken compared to the amount of works written in a 24 hour period.

As a writer, when I am having one of my book days I tend to write from when I wake up until about 4am, only to wake up around lunchtime and start all over again. A book day generally starts when I have a dream or have really been stuck into a scene—people around me generally don’t want to be around me when I am having a book day because I don’t tend to shower or eat…

Anyway, those happen around once a month when about three book days clump together.

On a normal day, I wake up around 7am and go to university for morning classes. Normally I wear high heels because every time I leave the house I try and make a little bit of an effort because it is the opposite when I am at home. My friends normally know me for the bow that I wear on my head; the opposite of Sophia Taylor, the character of THE BLEEDERS unfortunately, who wouldn’t be caught dead in anything like that. I go to morning classes and normally get home around 4pm, and then I will sit down and do all of my university assignments.

After that I write for about 3 hours and then edit for a further hour and a half. I tend to get to sleep at around midnight as I set limits and word counts but I tend to just stretch over them.

My favourite days are Tuesdays and Thursdays because they are my own personal weekend days, as I don’t get weekends off as I work part time. I don’t earn enough money from my writing to not have a job, but I don’t mind. I don’t really do it for the money—I do it because I need it.

Writing exorcises demons and feeds the soul. Not to sound cheesy or anything.

So that’s a typical day in the life of Michaela Haze.

Thank you for reading.


Thanks for stopping by today, guys. And visit Michaela's website for more info on this writer!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Teaser Tuesday!


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser:








"Somehow I've surged forward in the panicked crowd that is flowing and scrabbling toward the back of the house. Behind me I hear dogs snapping their jaws and regulators swinging heavy clubs."

~pg. 216, Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Monday, February 14, 2011

Feature: It's all about Cross-Pollination, people!


And by cross-pollination, I mean me on someone else's blog, someone else on mine. Well, that sucked the cute right out of that title, huh? Anyway, today I'm posting a chat I had (via email, of course) with a blogger friend of mine. We talked about what we're working on now and how we got into writing and - well, you can read below to find out for yourself.

So without further adieu, here's a writerly chat with my blogging friend, Anne Michaud (that's her...isn't she pretty?).

ANNE: So Jamie, what are you up to? Short stories? Novels? Scripts? Do tell....

JAMIE: Well, work keeps me really busy, but I try to write a little something each day on my current WIP, which is a YA dystopian that I'm really liking right now!

What about you, Anne. What does the future hold for Livy?

ANNE: Livy (well, Rebel, really) just survived a COMPLETE rewrite. My friend Pat read my first chapters and said: it just doesn't work, you can do so much better. So I cut and cut until I realized I should rewrite the whole thing. So I did. And now, it shines. You know what? My inciting incident used to happen at page 112. Problem. Especially for a dystopian action-thriller. Now? Page 13. And it's so good, I'm getting excited just thinking about it. I'm editing and proof-reading now, polishing the cover letter after another complete overall. But this is it, Jamie. Can you feel it? I sure can.

JAMIE: So glad to hear that you've found your groove with Rebel! I hope it ends up being all you hope for.

ANNE: But dear fellow writer, what is your WIP!?? Tell me about your dystopia! I want to know who's in it! And most importantly, what inspired you to write it?

JAMIE: I don't want to give too much away about my WIP (you know, in case someone better steals my idea!), but I will say that it involves a young girl who holds the future of humanity in her hands and she doesn't know what to do with that. She has a decision to make - and she's the absolute only person on the planet with this choice - that will literally either save or destroy mankind. No pressure there, huh?

I was actually inspired by my younger sister. She had a set of twins about two years ago and ever since then, this tiny nugget of an idea has been stewing in the back of my mind (that should give you an idea of what my WIP is about!). Only recently did I decide to let that idea out and see what happens with it.

Tell me, Anne...how scared (or excited) were you to take on the challenge of tossing out all that hard work and starting over? That had to have been a tough thing to do!

ANNE: Oh, that sounds cool. Me loves characters going through insane ordeals! The weight of the world... wow. Yep, great idea, Jamie. And twins? Even better.

I read your question and could feel the back of my throat - I've been working on Rebel for 7 friggin' years! I dreamt about it (don't laugh, I'm never whimsical except for this one time!) and wrote it as a screenplay for my Master's project. I still wasn't satisfied. So I turned it into a novel for adults. But it still lacked un je ne sais quoi. In the middle of writing my second draft, it screamed: YA!!! So yeah, tossing all of it hurt a bit.

But I knew it was for the good of mankind. I mean me. Sometimes, it's what you can't imagine doing over again that changes your life. Errr... wishful thinking. I can't believe how much the story is changed. I'm in love with it, now. Before, Rebel was like a friend with benefits. Now? I'm marrying it, full commitment with a mortgage and a baby.

Tell me how it works for you: you have an idea, it develops into a story... but do you twist it into a genre? For instance your dystopian story for YA, could it work for older fantasy fans? How did you decide to write it for younger readers?

JAMIE: Glad to know you like my idea! Like I said before, it's in the beginning stages, so I don't have much down yet. But what I do have I like.

That's so cool that your WIP began as a screenplay - usually it's the other way around, you know? And believe me, I know what you mean about it screaming YA...all my stuff tends to do that!

As far as how it works for me, I'm not really sure (lame-o, right?). I have an idea and I sit down and start writing. For some reason, I tend to lean more toward YA - probably because I'm such a goofball kid myself - though I've seriously been toying with starting something more "adult". My current WIP (tentatively titled Generation Z) might work for adults, though in my mind it's totally YA. Like I mentioned earlier, the idea stemmed from my sister's pregnancy, and the idea of birth in general and what it means to our future as human beings. And putting that kind of weight on the shoulders of a teenager seemed the best way to present it.

ANNE: Oh, I can totally relate to your writing preference. Most of my stuff is YA, too. Is it because I prefer these books myself? Me thinks so. It's so easy to identify with characters that can blame their age for screwing up (something I'm not supposed to do anymore since I'm officially old). And there's something about living everything for the first time. So intense.

JAMIE: I agree with you on the reason behind why I write YA. I think, too, that it's because those are the books I love to read. I love that characters in YA are able to push all their bad choices behind the veil of "but I'm a kid, I'm supposed to screw up!". Those first-time experiences (first kiss, first love, first loss) make for some great storytelling.

It's amazing that you've been working on Rebel for 7 years! Wow, that's quite a commitment. I had a few stories years ago that I played around with for a while and then gave up because the ideas just wouldn't flesh out. What made you stick with Rebel, even through all its changes?


ANNE: Hmm. Rebel. Why did I never give up on it? Because it's a story I need to tell. Because I always knew it had potential and by going at it, I'd pull through. Writing is a craft, you learn along. Seven years ago, my work sucked eggs. Plus, I have a hard time letting go unless it's perfect. I'm like that with my short stories, too. And most of the scripts I wrote over the years are my to-be-WIP. Head-strong, determined and slightly mad - that's me.

Tell me, how did you discover the joy of writing? Were you the kid who grew up writing journals? Was it a book that changed your career path?

JAMIE: I'm a bit of a perfectionist, too, but I think in a bad way. I'm so focused on the formatting of the manuscript being correct, or that every word is spelled correctly, that I lose focus on the story. Therefore, I tend to run into problems with flat characters or lackluster story arcs. So needless to say my rewriting is hell!

I discovered a love of writing through reading. I've always been an avid reader (my mom bought me a membership to the Stephen King Library when I was 12), and when I was a young teen I tried my hand at writing. Even then, I wrote for children (it was a picture book for little kids, not YA), but I never considered it to be a serious career choice.

And once I graduated high school and went into college with a nifty little creative writing scholarship that I won, something in me changed. I focused more on getting a job to support myself than I did on my writing. And that joy became lost…until a couple of years ago when I picked up a little book called Twilight (I know, I know). To some, Twilight is a compilation of less-than-mediocre writing and even worse storytelling, but for me it re-opened my mind to what I loved about writing: hooking a reader with nothing more than my words and not letting them go. So here I am.

Where do you find that head-strong determination, Anne? Born that way, or is it something you learned? And can you give me a little?!

ANNE: Here, I'm giving you a tiny bit :)

Born that way, which can be a bad thing, too. A crush on a bad boy will turn into heartbreak (because I must conquer) and Rebel will be published (which makes me a hermit since I'm always writing.) So sad, I'm a heartbroken hermit. Awwww .

Final words of wisdom, Jamie Manning?

JAMIE: There's a quote that I often recite in my mind when I get frustrated with my writing or myself that I'd like to leave you with. Maybe the next time you get stuck and can't understand why something in your manuscript isn't working, it will help you:

"Ours is not to reason why. Ours is but to do, and die." ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

ANNE: Couldn’t say it better myself.

Anne Michaud blogs about her novel-in-progress Rebel's main character Livy Parker through some really creative journal entries. Please, go visit her blog, and thanks for stopping by today.

AND HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

2011 Debut Author Challenge


Everyone on the planet knows the old saying "were you living under a rock?", right? Well, unless you were living under a rock, I guess. Anyway, that's what I feel like I've been doing: living under a rock. Because I had no clue until I visited the awesomeness that is Y(A)? Cuz We Write! that there was such a thing as the 2011 Debut Author Challenge. I know, ridiculous. Don't worry, I've caned and stoned myself already.

So I decided to sign up for this little challenge, mainly because I love to read (well, really it's because Pam and Quita did, and I wanna be them when I grow up), but also because I think these types of things are great networking tools for us peons to mingle with the Bloggerdom Elite. We can rub elbows with published authors taking part in the challenge, agents who love to read debut books, and of course other peons like us.

So I implore everyone...go forth and enter the 2011 Debut Author Challenge today. You even get a cute little button for your sidebar (see mine down, there on the left? nice, right?). Come on, I think it's gonna be great!

Waiting on Wednesday: Possession



The lovely Jill (a fellow Alabamian!) over at Breaking the Spine created the Waiting on Wednesday meme for us bloggers to showcase books we're waiting on.

My selection this week is one I'm sure half the blogging population is waiting on. It's a YA dystopian that sounds so good it's sinful. And it's by a debut author whose blog not only informs but highly entertains. I'm talking about


By Elana Johnson
Pub date: 6/7/11

product description from goodreads.com


Vi knows the Rule: Girls don't walk with boys, and they never even thinkabout kissing them. But no one makes Vi want to break the Rules more than Zenn...and since the Thinkers have chosen him as Vi's future match, how much trouble can one kiss cause? The Thinkers may have brainwashed the rest of the population, but Vi is determined to think for herself.

But the Thinkers are unusually persuasive, and they're set on convincing Vi to become one of them...starting by brainwashing Zenn. Vi can't leave Zenn in the Thinkers' hands, but she's wary of joining the rebellion, especially since that means teaming up with Jag. Jag is egotistical, charismatic, and dangerous--everything Zenn's not. Vi can't quite trust Jag and can't quite resist him, but she also can't give up on Zenn.

This is a game of control or be controlled. And Vi has no choice but to play.


I mean, come on. Doesn't that sound awesome? Accio June 7th!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Teaser Tuesday!


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser:






"Everyone went to school, except for water harvesters' kids who chased the clouds across the sky. At least until you were eighteen -- then you got jobs, or joined the army, or worked for the Water Authority Board, which was like staying in school for life."


~pg. 3, The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher

Monday, February 7, 2011

A Dark and Stormy Blogfest!


The awesome Brenda Drake is hosting a blogfest that promises Glitz! Glamour! Fame! Fortune! Well, at least in writerly prizes anyway. The process is simple, and the payoff is HUGE!

Simply go here and enter the Dark and Stormy Blogfest and follow the simple instructions (really, folks, they're simple) and you're in. Easy peasy, huh?

So, without further ado, here's the opening line to my completed manuscript.


I woke to the coppery smell of blood and an overpowering hunger.


Review - Fat Vampire by Adam Rex

Fat Vampire: Adam Rex

Page count: 336

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Publication Date: July 27, 2010

product description from goodreads.com

Both fans and foes of the ever-expanding genre of vampire novels will get sucked into this hysterical send-up of those angst-filled, vampire-meets-girl high school dramas. Doug "Meatball" Lee is no Edward, he's just a 15-year-old dork trying to land a date with a real live girl, any girl. But when you're a weight-challenged, newbie vampire, finding a Bella to call your very own presents some real challenges. The multi-talented author Adam Rex uses offbeat humor and outrageous scenarios to position this underdog for paranormal greatness.


My review:

Fat Vampire was a surprise to me. First off, I fell in love with the cover (I mean, look at it...it's awesome). That alone made me pick up the book, and luckily the guts inside mirrored the humorous outside. Adam Rex created a uniquely funny spin on the vampire genre with Doug, a forever-fifteen, out-of-shape vampire who just wants to be a normal kid.

Along with his best pal Jay, Doug traverses the tricky path of being a teenager (girls, awkwardness, girls) while dealing with the pitfalls of being a vampire (blood thirst, sunlight, blood thirst). As if that isn't hard enough, Doug also has to deal with his lust for the new girl at school and the host of a failing reality show about vampires who's hoping to expose Doug to save his own career.

Overall, Fat Vampire is a humorous take on teenage life, and the fact Doug is a vampire only makes it funnier. Rex's story is filled with hilarious one-liners that actually made me laugh out loud while reading. Some parts are a bit slow and tend to pull down the plot, but in no way did that deter me from continuing on and enjoying a really good book.

Rating:

Adam Rex created a comical character in Doug Lee that kept me laughing until the surprise ending. I give Fat Vampire 3.5 stars.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Invincible

The lovely Jill (a fellow Alabamian!) over at Breaking the Spine created the Waiting on Wednesday meme for us bloggers to showcase books we're waiting on.


This week I chose the second installment in Sherrilyn Kenyon's awesome Chronicles of Nick series. Haven't read this one yet, you say? Well, go check out the first book, Infinity. After that, you're definitely gonna be waiting right along with me for




Invincible
By Sherrilyn Kenyon
Pub date: 3/22/11

Product description from Amazon.com

Nick Gautier’s day just keeps getting better and better. Yeah, he survived the zombie attacks, only to wake up and find himself enslaved to a world of shapeshifters and demons out to claim his soul.

His new principal thinks he’s even more of a hoodlum than the last one, his coach is trying to recruit him to things he can’t even mention and the girl he’s not seeing, but is, has secrets that terrify him.

But more than that, he’s being groomed by the darkest of powers and if he doesn’t learn how to raise the dead by the end of the week, he will become one of them...


This is a great series, and I can't hardly wait til March 22nd to read what happens to Nick next!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Teaser Tuesday!


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser:





"Together, they ran through the corridors, taking turn after turn. Minho seemed to know exactly what he was doing, where he was going; he never paused to think about which way they should run."

~ pg. 135, The Maze Runner by James Dashner