I read pretty much any chance I get. I mostly read YA books but some adult ones as well. To me all books are precious gems and are meant to be treasured.



Monday, October 31, 2011

October Wrap Up & November TBR:

    

October Wrap Up:



Books I Read:




~ Anna & the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
~ Immortal Beloved by Katie M. John





~ Twilight Graphic Novel 2 by Stephenie Meyer
~ Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor


Total:

# Books = 4
# Pages = 1525





Books I didn't get to in October TBR:

I really didn't get much read this month. It was a very busy month with two family vacas, birthdays, and holidays. But I hope to get a ton more read next month.

~The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
~ Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
~ Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick
 
I really wanted to get to these, but didn't get the chance this month. Unfortunately I will have to set these aside for a little bit longer because the next two months I have themed TBRs.
 
 
The others I didn't get read from Octobers TBR will be added to Novembers!!
 
 
 
 
October Reviews:
 
 
 
 
Other Awesome Posts in October:
 
 
 
 
Giveaways:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Best of October:
  • First: Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
  • Second: Anna & the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • Third: Immortal Beloved by Katie M. John







November's TBR:

I am making November Dystopian Month!!!!!!



From October's TBR:

~ Finish Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater ( For Review)
~ Finish Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake (For Review)
~ Tommy Nightmare by J. L. Bryan (For Review)
~ Alexander Death by J. L. Bryan (For Review)


Dystopian Reads:

~ Dearly Departed by Lia Habel
~ The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
~ Divergent by Veronica Roth
~ Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
~ Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan


Other Reads for This Month:

~ The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines (For Review)
~ Cascade by Lisa T. Bergren
~ Torrent by Lisa T. Bergren


These are not in any order but I am currently about 150 pages into The Scorpio Races & 50 into Anna Dressed in Blood. Next will be Tommy Nightmare & then Alexander Death.


Monthly TBR pile meme is hosted by Misty at The Book Rat. I really like her blog check it out!!!


















 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Trick or Treat:



I hope everyone has a very safe and Happy Halloween!!!
Hope you get tons of treats and no tricks!!!




My Halloween is going to consist of......


Listening to. . . .




THRILLER!!





Eating a ton of . . . .







Drinking. . . .






And Reading. . . .






Hope you all have a wonderful night!!!





Saturday, October 29, 2011

In My Mailbox (20):


In my Mailbox is a weekly post, hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren , about what new books we got this week.




Review:




~ The Dressmaker (Arc) by Kate Alcott
Release in Feb 2012
( Thanks Random House)
*This one is about a girl who survived the sinking of the Titanic and the aftermath.*





Bought:



~ Triskellion (Book 1) by Will Peterson
I actually bought this a while ago and forgot to put it in an IMM.
Bought from Five Below for $1!
* This is about a brother & sister after their parents death moving to the village of Triskellion to stay with their grandmother. Once there they end up going on an archaeological adventure with a paranormal twist.*





Gifted:



~ Dearly Departed by Lia Habel
This one was a gift from my wonderful hubby!
I can't wait to read this one. It is going to be in my Nov. TBR!
* This book has a little bit of everything. Victorian style, undying-love, zombies, a suspenseful novel full of yumminess*






Free Nook E~books:

I thought the above books were all for this IMM, until I went on Barnes & Noble. There are some awesome free nook downloads this week!!!!!





~ The Mating, The Keeping, & The Finding
Law of the Lycans Series
by Nicky Charles (Adult books)
* Sexy books about Lycans*






~ Blood Ties (PI Julie Collins #1)
by Lori G. Armstrong
* A suspensrful mystery of murder and secrets*

~ Thirst (Ava Delaney #1)
by Clarie Farrell
* A paranormal urban fantasy about a vampire hybrid. Love the cover!






~ Starfire Angels (Dark Angel Chronicles #1)
by Melanie Nilles
* An angel left her child on Earth to be raised as a human, she carries a pendent that is strong enough to destroy worlds and people are after her for it. However, she is still trying to figure out what she is* 


~ Shatter ( The Children of Man #1)
by Elizabeth C. Mock
* A girl living as an outcast in the aftermath of war, trying to make things right in order to be reunited with her son. When her journey crosses with two strangers and a prophecy she must choose to trust or continue alone on her mission*





~ Fairytale (Fairies of Rush #1)
by Maggie Shayne
* Magic and love overcoming peril*

~ Retro Demonology by Jana Oliver
* A Demon Trapper's short story*






~ Embers of Love by Tracie Peterson
(Striking a Match Book 1)
* A book about matchmaking and true love overcoming all obstacles*


~ Lady in the Mist by Laurie Alice Eakes
( The midwives book 1)
* A book full of kidnappings, death threats, public disgrace and love* 






~ Rain Song by Alice J. Wisler
* A girl meets someone through her website that knows more about her past then she does*

Jane Blonde: The Perfect Spylet
by Jill Marshall
* I picked this one because the cover was adorable. Its about a girl who goes to a spy store to get the perfect spy stuff to use against other spies*




~ The Time Machine by H. G Wells
* I have never read this classic. I have seen the movie, so I need to read the book!*




COOK BOOKS!!!!

~ Burger Recipes from Gooseberry Patch
* Tons of different types of burgers to make*

~ Cookie Swap from Gooseberry Patch
* How to start a cookie swap & it has a bunch of yummy cookie recipes*

~ Healthy Favorites: Chicken Recipes
from Prevention Magazine
* Tons of Yummy chicken recipes! I am always looking for new ways to eat chicken*


Lastly....




~ Dixie: I Can Read #1
by Grace Gilman, pictures by Sarah McConnell
* Adorable kids book about a girl and her dog. Can be read by yourself or can be read to you*



Wow that ended up being a lot!!

What is in your Mailbox this week? Link me up in the comments!







Thursday, October 27, 2011

TGIF & Weekly Recap (14):


TGIF is hosted by Ginger at Greads. It's about recapping on what we posted for the week, and also asking our readers a book related question. The question posted by Ginger today is?


Spooktacular Reads: Which books do you consider festive Halloween reads? Which stories have chilled you to the bone?


Well I believe any books with creatures in it would be great reads around Halloween. My favorites are.....




Vampires




Werewolves




Zombies




Ghosts


and....


Witches


I haven't started my Halloween read yet, but for this Halloween I picked......





~ Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
I love this cover, and it sounds like the perfect read for Halloween night!



Some of the best books and authors that chilled me to the bone and still do are........




~ The Cell and Stephen King
This book was creepy, but good and makes me scared to own a cell phone.





~ The Town, The House, & The Store
by Bentley Little

This man writes some crazy creepy books. These have been the only books that have kept me up at night and gave me nightmares.



What are your favorite Halloween reads?? Let me know in the comments.









Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Review: Jenny Pox by J. L. Bryan


Series: The Paranormals #1
Release Date: Nov. 9, 2010
Publisher: J. L. Bryan
Reading Level: Recommended for readers 16 and older
Pages: 292
Type: E~book
Source: the author
Author Information:
Website


Jenny has a secret. Her touch spreads a supernatural plague. She devotes her life to avoiding contact with people, until her senior year of high school, when she meets the one boy she can touch, and she falls in love.

But there's a problem-- he's under the spell of his devious girlfriend Ashleigh, who secretly wields the most dangerous power of all. Now Jenny must learn to use the deadly "Jenny Pox" she's fought her entire life to hide, or be destroyed by Ashleigh's ruthless plans

-- Goodreads Description



This book pulled me in right from the beginning. It starts off by describing a girl, who is no older then a toddler, playing with a deadly rattle snake. Yes you read that right a rattle snake. But get this, the little girl, crawling around on the ground to find the funny rattle noise, is more dangerous then a venomous snake. Her touch causes blisters and pustules to break out over the skin. So she grows up not being able to touch anyone. Even her father has to cover himself head to toe in order to hold his daughter.

Jenny tries her best to go through life avoiding people, so not to infect her plague on them. So she seems a bit weird sitting all alone at school, never talking to anyone or going near people. That makes her the perfect target for Ashleigh and her gang of witches (Replace the w with a capital B). Jenny and Ashleigh get into a fight, Ashleigh comes away with some gross blisters on her face and Jenny with a new nickname "Jenny Pox." From then on Jenny and Ashleigh are enemies, and things between them become even worse when Jenny and Ashleigh’s boy toy Seth fall in love.

Seth ends up being the one person Jenny can touch and not infect. This is because Seth has the power of healing in his touch. As Jenny's and Seth relationship grows, Jenny's world begins to brighten. At the same time Ashleigh's plans for them and the town begin to darken. Its an epic mixture of drama, suspense, and love.

My heart has a special place for Jenny. I am an affectionate person myself, and couldn't imagine how it felt to grow up not being able to touch anyone. Also how she stays such a sweet girl, and doesn't become a bitter person is beyond me. Yes, she gets mad and angry at times, especially when it comes to Ashleigh, but she never attacks anyone or use her gift one them. (Well except for that one time with Ashleigh) And yes I said gift and not curse because though her power is gross and gruesome she has to have it for a reason.

Seth! all I want to say about him is he is super sweet and super sexy.

Ashleigh on the other hand.... I have never hated a fictional character more in my life. I am a very sweet person at heart, and don't like hurting anyone, but Ashleigh made my blood boil. J. L. Bryan defiantly created a top villain. What makes hating Ashleigh even easier is her touch spreads love. How ironic is that? The one that has no love in her heart spreads it to others.

This was a really great read, and it defiantly brought out emotions in me. Those are the books I love the most, the ones that effect you on a chemical and physical level.

Overall Rating = A+


This book is a part of a trilogy. The other two books are available now, and the reviews will be up soon.





While Fallen Oak recovers from the Jenny pox, someone new is hunting Jenny.

Like Jenny, Ashleigh Goodling belonged to a pair of opposites with powers that mirror each other.

Now Jenny and Seth must face the opposite of love...


-- Goodreads Description






While Seth searches for Jenny, Dr. Heather Reynard of the CDC unravels Seth and Jenny's secrets.

Alexander opens Jenny's mind to her deep past, and to the full horrific extent of her powers.

Torn between her feelings for Alexander and Seth, and between her past lives and her present, Jenny must prepare to face her enemies in the final, catastrophic battle.


-- Goodreads Description