Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Versatile Blogger Award

Wow. To say I was a little surprised that a blogger gave me this blogger's award is an understatement. And than to say that I was even more surprised when not 24 hours later another blogger gave me the award too is also an understatement. Wow.

This makes me so happy. To know that people are reading my blog and enjoying the content so much that they feel I deserve an award is not only a wonderful ego bust, but let's me know that I have moved forward from where I was a little over two months ago, which was without a blog and without know so many wonderful people.

So thanks a ton to Every Last Page and DJ's Life in Fiction for this award and following my blog!

And how that I've said that:

If you have received this award:

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic.
4. Contact the bloggers you’ve picked and let them know about the award.

Seven Things About Me:
I’ve played softball for all my life and can pitch a softball at 50 mph.
2. I love mangas and read them all the time online.
3. I’m an amateur Photoshop geek and love to make photo manipulations.
4. One of my favorite old movies is The Goonies.
5. I become absolutely petrified whenever a spider is near me!
6. One of my goals in life is to make a name for myself. I want people to know it all over :D
7. I’m a dare devil. Love roller coasters, heights, and anything I can get a thrill off of!

These are blogs I have recently found and love to follow (which was really hard to pick since I love all the blogs I follow!):
Thanks to all! If you accepted the award please leave a comment about your post!
~Caitlin out.

Friday, July 30, 2010

In My Mailbox (4)

And it's time for another In My Mailbox! Hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren; you can check out her blog for more information!

This week I'm doing IMM a little early because I'll be on the road all tomorrow. I'm heading to PA! Whooo! I'm really excited! I'll be visiting family in Pittsburgh and going to a Pirates game. Hope it doesn't rain!

This week I didn't have a huge amount of books but I'm still happy!

From the library/borrowed:

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (I've heard this is awesome!)
One Piece: 14-18 by Eiichiro Oda
(This is a manga series which I really love and borrowed the next ones in the series from a friend. If there is anyone out there who has read this series leave me a comment of whose your favorite character! I love Luffy and Zolo! XD)


My Name Is memory by Ann Brashares
(I was at Stop&Shop and saw this was 30% off! Of course I got it! haha)
The Flash of a Firefly swag (Sent to me by the author! Thanks Amber!!)

And that is it for this week. What did you get in your mailbox?
~Caitlin out.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Blog Hop!! (4)

Hey everyone! Time for another Blog Hop!
The Blog Hop is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy-for-Books. For more information go check out her blog!
Question of the week:
Who is your new-to-you author this year?
This year the author I discovered was Sarah Dessen. How I didn't discover her earlier is beyond me and I curse myself every time for passing up her books before I happen to pick up The Truth About Forever this January. I've loved reading her books. She truly knows how to tell a story.

*So to everyone new to my blog: Welcome! Anyone old and here for a visit: Welcome! And to anyone who loves a good Sarah Dessen book: I know where you're coming from! :D

Who's your new-to-you author?
And also, I would really appreciate if you would check out THIS LINK and see if you'd be able to help me out with something. Thanks!
~Caitlin out.

Referral Program contest!

Hey Everyone!

Maria V. Snyder is holding a contest on her website and I would really appreciate if you would be able to help me. Here's the information for it.

Recommend my book(s) to five friends/relatives/co-workers/strangers and you'll receive a signed copy of your choice from one of my published books (POISON STUDY, MAGIC STUDY, FIRE STUDY, STORM GLASS, SEA GLASS or INSIDE OUT). Just have your friends/relatives/co-workers/strangers email me at Make sure all five include your name and the fact you mentioned my book(s) in their email. And make sure YOU email me your address so I can send out your special prize! Only one book per winner.

So, if you were to send Maria and email saying: Caitlin from ScarrletReader recommended your books to me, I would really appreciate it!

Please let me know if you did send an email! Leave me a comment and if you were to enter Maria's contest I'll send her an email too for you.

Thanks so much!

~Caitlin out.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (3)/ Epic contest!

WANT. This book looks absolutely stunning with it's cover! It's one of those books where my cover obesity would play it and I wouldn't even read the description of the book before buying it. But it's a good thing it sounds interesting too! :)

That’s what they called seventeen year-old Donna Underwood in high school after a horrific fey attack that killed her father when she was just a child. Her injuries and rehabilitation resulted in magically enhanced strength, thanks to the iron tattoos branding her hands and arms. As a child of the alchemists, she is both blessed and cursed with a magical heritage that doesn't leave much room for boys, parties and homework. Now, after ten years of wishing for a normal life, she finally has to accept her role in the centuries-old war against the darkest outcasts of Faerie: the Dark Elves. Aided by a gorgeous half-fey dropout, Donna must race to save her best friend’s life - even if it means betraying one of the world’s greatest secrets and confronting the very thing that destroyed her family.
Also, speaking of this amazing book, Eleni at La Femme Readers is holding an EPIC contest and this book is one of the prizes you can win!! She also has a bunch of other newly anticipated 2011 books up for grabs!
So go check out her contest HERE!
~Caitlin out.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

In My Mailbox (3)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme started by the lovely Kristi over at The Story Siren

I had a really great week! I was able to get a nice amount of books!

From the Library

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Extras by Scott Westerfeld
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Fire by Kristen Cashore


Luna by Julie Anne Peters

My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent (Yay! So excited to read!!)

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater (Yesssss!)

The Dark Divine by Bree Despain (So pretty!)


A Killer Plot by Ellery Adams (from Jenifer at Crazy-for-Books! Thanks!)

Mistwood bookmark (signed!)

The Dark Divine bookmark (signed!!)

Shade bookmark (signed!!!)

The Last Track bookmark

(Thanks so so much to Emily at Emily's Reading Room for the swag!)

So, what did you get in your mailbox??

~Caitlin out.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Book Review: The Fallen 1: The Fallen and Leviathan

Title: The Fallen 1: The Fallen and Leviathan
Author: Thomas E. Sniegoski
Age Group: Young Adult
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 517

On his eighteenth birthday, Aaron begins to hear strange voices and is convinced he is going insane. But having moved from foster home to foster home, Aaron doesn't know whom he can trust. He wants to confide in the cute girl from class, but fears she'll confirm he's crazy. Then a mysterious man begins following Aaron. He knows about Aaron's troubled past and his new powers. And he has a message for Aaron: As the son of a mortal and an angel, Aaron has been chosen to redeem the Fallen. Aaron tries to dismiss the news and resists his supernatural abilities. But he must accept his new found heritage -- and quickly. For the dark powers are gaining strength, and are hell-bent on destroying him....


Review: The Fallen was first published back in March 2003 and Simon & Schuster recently republished the four book series with new covers. The first two were bound together. I debated about reviewing the two books separately, but they are going together.

I'm going to start by saying that I'm glad that this was from a guys POV because I don't get to read that very often in YA books. Aaron was a nice head to be inside of (even though it was told in third-person and there were a few alternating POVs). Aaron was just like you're average teenage boy. He went to high school, he had a family (though he's adopted), he had a dog, and he had a crush on the most beautiful girl in school. Life was pretty easy.

Until he started to be able to read his dog's mind.

And as if that's not enough, he's been having terrifying dreams about people with wings, he can suddenly speak and understand any language, and the girl he likes, Vilma, finally takes notice in him. Great timing.

I found the first book of The Fallen to be better than the second. Though in the second book we get to hear a lot more of Gabriel, his dog. Gabriel was probably my favorite character of the book! There were several times he had me laughing from his thoughts and it makes you wonder what your dog is thinking of at the moment.

Though, these books are far from being funny all the time. There is a good amount of action that takes place which I really liked. The author did a great job at describing that battles. Maybe even a little too much, because I was definitely grossed out a few times, but the writing was really good. Also, the villains nor the author were afraid to kill in the book, you have been warned.

Another character that I really enjoyed, though he was a totally jerk for most of the time, was
Cameal. He is the person that will help Aaron fulfill his destiny (no matter how much he doesn't want to). And he will also discover the wonderful delight of French Fries (yum).

In a nutshell: I really enjoyed reading the first two books of The Fallen. They made me laugh, cry, and never want to be able to hear my dog talk while he's hungry. I'm really looking forward to getting the next two book in the series and I'd recommend these books to anyone who loves a good adventure with a hint of comedy/horror and a pinch of a talking dog.

Cover: I can't say I don't love the model on the cover XD

Look out for the next two books in the series, The Fallen 2: Aerie and Reckoning

You can check out Thomas E. Sniegoski's official website HERE.

In other The Fallen related news:

So raise you hand if you knew that The Fallen had been made into a movie?

*hands limp at sides*

Well, it was news to me! And you would not believe the reaction I had once I saw who was the lead character!

And, No, you're eyes are not playing tricks on you! That there is our very sexy vampire, Paul Wesley, who plays Stephen on The Vampire Dairies! Awww, doesn't he look so adorable in this picture??

Also, it just so happen that The Fallen (all three movies apparently) will be playing on August 3-5 on ABC Family. I know I'll definitely be checking that out!

He could totally be my angel any day ;D
Okay, I'm done! I swear!
~Caitlin out.

Blog Hop!! (3)

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jennifer at Crazy-For-Books. The Blog Hop is a great way for other blogs to get to know one another! If you want more information on it check out Jen's blog!

Question of the Week:

What are you currently reading?

Well lets see. I was actually just at Barnes & Nobles (though I shouldn't have been, bad me) and I started to just read serveral books right in the middle of the ailse. Haha. Yeah i do that a lot. Sometimes i even just sit in B&N and read a book that i want to read but don't want to spend money on. And then I get crazy looks when people see me carrying around ten different books (and now i'm rambling....)

Anyway... what I'm reading now:

North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley

I'm really loving this book! I've heard nothing but great thing about it and so far I agree!

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

Just started it today! I'm really liking it and I'm biggin' the green ink ;)

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

If you read one of my reviews before you'll know I'm a big sucker for dystopian books! Looove them. And so far I'm loove Carrie Ryan at the moment for giftin gme with this world! :)

So there you have it. Don't mind that it says I'm reading The Fallen under my currently reading. I finished that and am just too lazy to change it XD

So if you're new to my blog Welcome! And feel free to leave a comment! If you know my blog Welcome! I'd still love to hear from you! And if you're some nasty person whose going to comment on all my spelling errors Welcome! But I know already.

~Caitlin out.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Babbling Flow's 7 ARC Giveaway!!

Sara from Babbling Flow is hosting a contest that will have anyone book lover drooling!
And just to share with you the prizes...

Completely freaking AMAZING!! Now put your eyes back in you head and go over and enter! And if you do (which you totally should) please, PLEASE mention that you found the contest through me :) Thanks!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Cover Alert!

I was just traveling around Goodreads when I came across some new books and there covers!

Intrinsical by Lani Woodland

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Yara Silva has always known that ghosts walk alongside the living. Her grandma, like the other females in her family, is a Waker, someone who can see and communicate with ghosts. Yara grew up watching her grandmother taunted and scorned for this unusual ability and doesn't want that to be her future. She has been dreading the day when she too would see ghosts, and is relieved that the usually dominant Waker gene seems to have skipped her, letting her live a normal teenage life. However, all that changes for Yara on her first day at her elite boarding school when she discovers the gene was only lying dormant. She witnesses a dark mist attack Brent, a handsome fellow student, and rushes to his rescue. Her act of heroism draws the mist's attention, and the dark spirit begins stalking her. Yara finds herself entrenched in a sixty-year-old curse that haunts the school, threatening not only her life, but the lives of her closest friends as well. Yara soon realizes that the past she was trying to put behind her isn't going to go quietly.

Coming out: August 20, 2010

I love the cover. It's very pretty! And the story sounds like a good one!

Losing Faith by Denise Jaden

Summary: A terrible secret. A terrible fate.

When Brie's sister, Faith, dies suddenly, Brie's world falls apart. As she goes through the bizarre and devastating process of mourning the sister she never understood and barely even liked, everything in her life seems to spiral farther and farther off course. Her parents are a mess, her friends don't know how to treat her, and her perfect boyfriend suddenly seems anything but.

As Brie settles into her new normal, she encounters more questions than closure: Certain facts about the way Faith died just don't line up. Brie soon uncovers a dark and twisted secret about Faith's final night...a secret that puts her own life in danger.

Coming out: Sept. 7, 2010

The cover is really creative and I love the idea of flower pedals turning into butterflies. The book sounds mysterious and cool. I'll have to check it out!

Until next time!


Saturday, July 17, 2010

Cover Voting!

Hey guys! I can't believe it, but I've made it to the third round of Princess Bookie's Tell Me a Secret cover contest! There are ten covers left and I would really love if you'd go over and vote for me! I would really appreciate the support!

This is my cover:
Go HERE to vote!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Blog Hop (2)

Hey Everyone! It's time for another Blog Hop! This is a weekly meme hosted by Crazy-For-Books.

The Blog Hop is used to help bloggers get to know each other and visit different blogs and every week there is a question asked that you can answer.

Question this week:


At the moment, I am literally DYING to get my hands on Mockingjay! I'm painfully counting down the days until it's released. I'm also really looking forward to getting Halo by Alexander Adornetto and The Light of Asteria by Elizabeth Isaacs!!

So, to those who are having their first stop at my blog, Welcome!


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Author Interview: Amber Riley

Hey everyone! I want you to welcome Amber! I was lucky enough to have gotten the chance to interview her on her debut novel, The Flash of a Firefly. You hear that all you who are participating in the Debut Author Challenge? Here's another one you can add to your list!

The Flash of a Firefly was released at the beginning of June and here is the cover and summary:

Summary: Trying to put his past behind him, Kaden moves to New York City where he creates a new life for himself. And that isn't easy, considering the fact that he's a six-hundred-year-old vampire who hasn't fed on a human in more than a century. Unfortunately, the past isn't something you can always escape from. When old enemies resurface, they come with a message. His master wants him back and refusing isn't an option. Confronted with losing both his freedom, as well as the human that has captivated him, Kaden struggles to hold onto his humanity while controlling his darker side. He knows the showdown is inevitable. He must find a way to stand his ground.

Sounds awesome, right? Well here is Amber Riley herself!

Hey Amber! It’s a pleasure to have you on my blog and thanks for having this interview. You have just had your debut book published, so you’re new to the published world. Tell us a little about yourself and your book.

Thanks, I’m glad to be here. Well, a little about me - I’m 23 and I live in a small town in central New York. I love my cats to pieces and have had a passion for writing since I was little. The Flash of a Firefly is my debut novel. I approached the vampire angle in a new way, trying to give a fresh feel to an old topic. I think that most people will relate to at least one character.

How did you get into writing?

I guess you could say that writing got into me. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have some sort of plot running around in my head. It just came naturally.

Where did you get inspiration for your book?

I’ve always had a thing for vampires, but I give credit to the main character for my inspiration. When I began writing, I had absolutely no plot. I had ideas for a few scenes, but they only came after Kaden. In a way, he told me the story.

Who was your favorite character to write? Why?

I loved writing them all! My favorite would have to be Sullivan, though. He’s always so calm and collected, but it comes from a rather tragic event in his past. He’s mysterious, even to me.

Which character do you most relate to?

I would probably say Lyn. It’s not just because she’s human, but I don’t want to give away any details by explaining what I find most relatable.

So, why were vampires your choice to write about? Why not another supernatural creature?

There’s just something about vampires. They’re immortal and strong, not to mention sexy. I’m actually planning something with skin walkers after this series, but I’m more partial to the vamps so they came first.

When I first read the title of your book vampires did not immediately come to mind. Is there a meaning behind it you can explain to us?

I get that a lot, but yes. The title actually comes from a quote by Crowfoot – “What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.” It has two meanings. To an immortal, a human life fleeting. It would give something away to say the second. But, as a hint, I will say that there is more to life than living.

What are some books you have recently read and/or recommend?

The Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris is my favorite. I also just finished Fallen by Lauren Kate, which I loved.

Describe you book in one sentence.

The Flash of a Firefly is about a vampire who has to fight to stay free of his past while holding onto his humanity.

Quick Fire!

Hot or Cold? Cold
Up or Down? Up
Tea or Coffee? Tea
Angel or Demon? Angel

Thank you so much for doing this interview Amber! Is there anything else you’d like to say?

Thank you! It was fun. I would like to say that if you love to write, don’t let fear of criticism hold you back. Even the best writers have people that don’t like their work. Go for it.


Doesn't she sound wonderful! I want to thank you again Amber for doing this interview and the best of luck on your new book!

You want to get a copy of The Flash of a Firefly?

Link to Barnes & Nobles: HERE
Link to Amazon: HERE

Also Go check out Amber's blog! HERE

Drop a comment for Amber!

Read-a-Thon Wrap Up!

I had a wonderful time doing this Read-a-Thon and want to thank the wonderful ladies that hosted it! You guys rock!

In the end:

I finished my book The Fallen
Finished North of Beautiful
And got 123 pages into Wings!


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (2)

WoW is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine to share newly released books you are eager for.

This week I'm waiting on:

XVI by Julia Karr

Summary: In the year 2150, being a girl isn’t necessarily a good thing, especially when your sixteenth (read sex-teenth) birthday is fast approaching. That in itself would be enough to make anyone more than a little nuts, what with the tattoo and all – but Nina Oberon’s life has taken a definite turn for the worse. Her mother is brutally stabbed and left for dead. Before dying, she entrusts a secret book to Nina, telling her to deliver it to Nina's father. But, first Nina has to find him; since for fifteen years he's been officially dead. Complications arise when she rescues Sal, a mysterious, and ultra hot guy. He seems to like Nina, but also seems to know more about her father than he’s letting on. Then there’s that murderous ex-government agent who’s stalking her, and just happens to be her little sister’s dad."

When i saw this I knew I really wanted it! It sounds amazing and original! Plus, it's a dystopian book, which are my favorite to read. Can't wait for it to come out!

Release Date: January 6, 2011

Published by: Puffin/Speak

What are you waiting for?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Read-a-Thon: Day 2: UPDATE!

Whooo! I'm doing really good so far with my reading list for the Read-a-Thon! I got to finished The Fallen (review up soon), I'm about 212 pages into North of Beautiful, and I've started the first chapter of Wings!

Alright guys, until tomorrow!


Monday, July 12, 2010

Read-a-Thon Mini Challenge (1): Fav Fictional Couples

Alright! So here is my first entry for a mini challenge for the Read-a-Thon. This one is hosted by The Eager Reader.

Part 1
Now the first thing she asked us to do is List our favorite fictional couples!


Katniss and Peeta (The Hunger Games)

Alex and Brittany (Perfect Chemistry)

Edward and Bella (Twilight, no throwing tomatoes please!)

Clary and Jace (The immortal Instruments series)

Rose and Adrian (Team Adrian! Vampire Academy)

Part 2
Alright and the next thing she asked was to list crossover couples we'd like to see together!


1. Gale (The Hunger Games) with Katsa (Graceling)

2. Alexander (Vampire Kisses) with Eve (Morganville Vampires)

3. Patch (Hush, Hush) with Clary ( Immortal Instruments series)

And there you have it! I love doing these things! :D

What do you guys think of my picks?

~ Caitlin

Read-a-Thon: Day 1!

And so here it is! Read-a-Thon is taking place from today until Wednesday and I'm very excited to start! I know I'm making this post a little late, but I had to work today and had no time! So I'll share with you know what I plan to start and finish reading in the next few days.

My Goal: To finished The Fallen and get into the rest of the book here. They have been crying for me to read them, I feel like a mother who won't pay attention to her children. (haha)


The Fallen by Thomas E. Sniegoski

Watch Me by Lauren Barnholdt

North of Beautiful by Justina Headley

Wings by Aprilynne Pike

I have already start with these and will post another update on how I'm doing soon. As for now I'm off to read!

What are you reading?


Sunday, July 11, 2010

In My Mailbox (2)

IMM is hosted by The Book Siren, inspired by Popculture Junkie. This is a weekly meme where I share the books i've recieved in the mail, have bought/borrowed/or swapped.
I just so happen to have been at the mall the other day and I know that if I go to the mall there is no stopping me from picking up a few new books!
Legacies by Mercedes lackey and Rosemary Edghill
Prophecy of Days by Christy Raedeke
Watch Me by lauren Barnholdt (I loved Two-Way street!!)
Raised by Wovles by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (I've heard nothing but good things about this one!)
So, what'd you get this week?

Re-Create A Cover Contest

Hey Guys! Princess Bookie is having a re-create cover contest for the book tour, Tell Me a Secret. I love these kind of contest because it allows me to play around in Photoshop. So go check out her contest HERE, there's a chance to win some awesome prizes!

Here is my entry for the contest!

Tell me a secret, and I'll tell you one…

In the five years since her bad-girl sister Xanda’s death, Miranda Mathison has wondered about the secret her sister took to the grave, and what really happened the night she died. Now, just as Miranda is on the cusp of her dreams—a best friend to unlock her sister’s world, a ticket to art school, and a boyfriend to fly her away from it all—Miranda has a secret all her own.

Then two lines on a pregnancy test confirm her worst fears. Stripped of her former life, Miranda must make a choice with tremendous consequences and finally face her sister’s demons and her own.

In this powerful debut novel, stunning new talent Holly Cupala illuminates the dark struggle of a girl who must let go of her past to find a way into her own future.

Let me know what you think!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Big Honkin' Contest!

Hey Guys!

The Bodacious Pen is hosting an AWESOME contest! You have the chance to win some great books and swag. Go enter HERE!


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (1)

And so here we are again. I've been getting really into working on this blog and am having so much fun with it! I'm still trying to work out some things and find my way around (like trying to make a button for my blog? Anyone want to help?), but I'm now participating in another weekly meme: Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Go there to sign up!

The Thirteenth Chime by Emma Michaels
This book looks like it will be full of a chilling mystery, a romance and a pinch of a supernatural elemant to it. All the things needed for a wonderful book! It sounds like something I've yet to read of, and of course that catches my attention. Also, the cover is just lovely!

Summary (goodreads): No one knew of its existence until it was removed from the attic upstairs.

In a beautiful house that overlooks the sea, an antique clock has the power to change the course of their lives.

The power the clock resonates will not only force Destiny and ex-boyfriend David on a journey into the depths of one man's mind long dead, but into the mind of a man filled with hatred and bent on revenge.

With the only clues to the nature of the clock having disappeared into the sea, Destiny and David must retrace the steps the man had taken into the darkness, before they fall prey to the trap he had set in motion over half a century ago.

Hatred never dies
Comes out August 13th 2010!

Monday, July 5, 2010

The Dark Divine teaser trailer and contest!

The Author of the book The Dark Divine is hosting a contest to get the word out about her new teaser trailer for her book! So, the goal is to spread ands how as many people as possible the trailer and there is a bunch of goodies she's giving away to a lucky winner! So, go check it out HERE!

ALSO, Enna Isilee over at Squeaky Books is having a contest giving away Bree Despain's The Dark Divine! Head on over to Ennalee's blog (Click Here) to find out how to win.

Go sign up!

The Ladies from Pure Imagination, Reading Angel, and Candace's reading blog are hosting a wonderful event called Once Apon A Read-a-Thon! It's taking place during the 12-14th of July, and what do you need to do? Read! and post your process during those three days. Also, if you enter you have the chance to win some great prizes! So go sign up, I know I did! It starts next week!


Sunday, July 4, 2010

Cover Contests

Hey! So Tynga over at Tynga's Review is hosting a re-create cover contest where I am entered in! Today is the last day to go vote and I'd appreciate it if you went over and voted for me! I'm number 4!

Go HERE to vote!

Tynga is also hosting a HUGE giveaway contest! Today is also the last day to sign up for any of those, so hurry! Go HERE.

Another cover contest is being hosted by Tales of a Ravenous Reader. Re-create a cover for a chance to win a copy of The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Claire! I know I'll be entering!



In My Mailbox (1)/ Happy 4th!

Hey, everyone! I'm really happy to be starting this meme. I've seen it on so many blogs, and I really want to share with you guys what I ahve gotten this week!

IMM is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren, inspired by Aleca from The Pop Culture Junkie. Here is where I'll share wit hyou the books I have recieved in the past week. I hope you enjoy!

I bought:

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher (I actually bought these book a while ago and have yet to read them)

Wings by Aprilynne Pike

North of beautiful by Justina Chen Headley

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Forbidden Game (all three books) by L.J. Smith

I'm so excited to read The Forbidden Games and the new cover for the books are beautiful!

What'd you get this week?

Friday, July 2, 2010

Win ARC of Shadow Hills!!

The author of Shadow Hills is having a contest for a chance to win an early copy! I've heard a lot of great things about this book, and if you haven't here's the summary (from goodreads):

His love captivated her... his secrets might kill her.

Since her sister’s mysterious death, Persephone “Phe” Archer has been plagued by a series of disturbing dreams. Determined to find out what happened to her sister, Phe enrolls at Devenish Prep in Shadow Hills, Massachusetts—the subject of her sister’s final diary entry.

After stepping on campus, Phe immediately realizes that there’s something different about this place—an unexplained epidemic that decimated the town in the 1700s, an ancient and creepy cemetery, and gorgeous boy Zach—and somehow she’s connected to it all.

But the more questions she asks and the deeper she digs, the more entangled Phe becomes in the haunting past of Shadow Hills. Finding what links her to this town…might cost her her life.

Sounds awesome, right?! Well, you can go over to the author's website to sign up! Just go--> here.

Also, if you would like to read the first chapter of Shadow Hills you can go here and there is also a cool trailer out for the book! go check it out here!

Covers Revealed (1)

Hello! So this is something I've seen done on a few different blogs and I wanted to have something like it. Also, I am a person who sometimes "judges a book by it's cover". I love covers!! If you catch my attention with an awesome cover I'll probably just buy the book without looking at what it's about.

So this is where I will display all the awesome covers that are being released for books! I may even have something on International covers, too. I hope you enjoy, I know I love looking at them!

The Vampire Dairies - The Return: Midnight by L.J. Smith

Summary (goodreads): The vampire love triangle that spawned hundreds of thousands of fans-and inspired a hit television show-concludes in this powerful final volume of The Vampire Diaries. In Midnight, golden girl Elena Gilbert is back from the Dark Dimension, having successfully freed her vampire boyfriend Stefan Salvatore from imprisonment. Saving Stefan had an unlikely consequence: his vampire brother Damon Salvatore has become a mortal. While the trio reels from this latest twist, they must still deal with the demons that have taken over Elena's hometown, Fell's Church. As in every L.J. Smith novel, no matter how dark the night, there is always a happy ending. MIDNIGHT takes Elena, Stefan, and Damon to their darkest moments yet...Danger, romance, and paranormal mystery will keep readers fascinated with this captivating finale to the New York Times bestselling series.

Thoughts: This is a beautiful cover! I really love it! I'm guessing that the person is Bonnie, since she's the only one with red hair I can think of. Unless it's the girl fox-spirit! But I don't think so. I wonder if this means that Bonnie with have a big roll in the final book?

The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney

Summary (goodreads): Freak. That’s what they called seventeen year-old Donna Underwood in high school after a horrific fey attack that killed her father when she was just a child. Her injuries and rehabilitation resulted in magically enhanced strength, thanks to the iron tattoos branding her hands and arms. As a child of the alchemists, she is both blessed and cursed with a magical heritage that doesn't leave much room for boys, parties and homework.

Now, after ten years of wishing for a normal life, she finally has to accept her role in the centuries-old war against the darkest outcasts of Faerie: the Dark Elves. Aided by a gorgeous half-fey dropout, Donna must race to save her best friend’s life - even if it means betraying one of the world’s greatest secrets and confronting the very thing that destroyed her family.

Thoughts: This looks like a great new book! I love the front used, it's so lonely. Also the iron tattoo on the girl's arm is stunning! Can't wait for it to come out!

Spy Glass by Maria V. Snyder

Summary (goodreads): An undercover mission leads to danger, adventure and an impossible choice. After siphoning her own blood magic in the showdown at Hubal, Opal Cowan has lost her powers. She can no longer create glass magic. More, she's immune to the effects of magic. Opal is now an outsider looking in, spying through the glass on those with the powers she once had, powers that make a difference in the world. Until spying through the glass becomes her new power. Suddenly, the beautiful pieces she makes flash in the presence of magic. And then she discovers that someone has stolen some of her blood - and that finding it might let her regain her powers. Or know it could be they are lost forever.
Thoughts: This is the third installment in Maria V. Snyder's Glass Series. I have yet one read this series yet, but I have loved her covers and really want to start them soon. I thought this cover was very pretty and I love the colors!

The Exiled Queen by Cinda Williams Chima

Summary (goodreads):*Spoilers from The Demon King*
Haunted by the loss of his mother and sister, hunted by the powerful Bayar family, Han Alister makes a devil’s bargain with the clans. If they sponsor his schooling at Mystwerk Academy at Oden’s Ford, he will become their magical sell-sword against the power-hungry Wizard Council.

Han and his clan friend Fire Dancer undertake the dangerous journey south through war-torn Arden. Once in Oden’s Ford, it doesn’t take long for the smoldering feud between Han and Micah Bayar to kindle into flame. After several attempts on his life, Han knows he has to find a way to defend himself.

(The Full summary was too long to put up so I shortened it.)

Thoughts: This is the Sequel to The Demon King. I really like the gold ring surrounded by a bright white light. Also the little design is the corners are beautiful!

Tempestuous by Lesley Livingston

There was no summary for the book yet, but this is the third installment to the Wonderous Strange series. In my opinion, this is the best cover do far. The woman on the cover is beautiful!

The book is due out January 7th 2011.

Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting

The Sequel to The Body Finder. There isn't a summary for the book yet, but it's planned to come out March 15th, 2011.

This cover is so simple that it's just perfect! It's not over the top or flashy, but elegant and lovely.

Night Star by Alyson Noel

The Fifth installment of the Immortal Series. I've read the first two books in the series and have the other two sitting in my room along with all the other books who curse me off for letting them sit there, unread. Don't worry babies I'll get to you soon! *I sometimes talk to my books O_o*

But the cover for this is fantastic! I love the bottle and the shark to it. The girl is also very pretty.

And Finally:

Plague by Micheal Grant

Summary (goodreads): After eight months after everyone over the age of fourteen disaapeared from the town of Perdidio Beach, California, the stakes are still rising. The kids in Perdido Beach are still starving. Yet despite the simmering unrest left behind by so many battles, power struggles, and angry divides, there is a momentary calm in Perdido Beach.

But enemies in the FAYZ don’t just fade away, and in the quiet, deadly things are stirring, mutating, and finding their way free. The Darkness has found its way into the mind of its Nemesis at last and is controlling it through a haze of delirium and confusion. A highly contagious, fatal illness spreads at an alarming rate as sinister, predatory insects terrorize Perdido Beach. And Sam, Astrid, Diana, and Caine are plagued by a growing doubt that they’ll escape—or even survive—life in the FAYZ. With so much turmoil surrounding them, what desperate choices will they make when it comes to saving themselves and those they love?

Thoughts: I was so so happy when I saw that they released a cover for Plague!! I love the Gone series and this has to be my favorite cover yet! I can't wait for this to come out!

Well, there you have it! As you can see I love looking at the covers and when new ones come out! Please leave a comment on the newest cover that you love that's come out recently and if you have any amazing covers to show let me know!

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