Sunday, January 30, 2011

In My Mailbox 19 & 20

20110130_9For Review:
Love, Love, Love: Language of Love and Cupidity  by Deborah Reber and Caroline Goode

Nightspell by Leah Cypess
Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill (won this a while ago)

Lies by Michael Grant
The Iron Witch by Karem Mahoney
XVI by Julia Karr

The Candidates by Inara Scott (from friend)
Firelight by Sophie Jordan (same friend)
The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams (same friend)
Gentlemen  by Michael Northrop (school library)

That’s all from the past two weeks! Some really great books I can’t wait to read. Hope everyone else had a great book week too!


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Across The Universe Giveaway: Last day to enter!


I have a contest going on to win a copy of Across The Universe! January 26th is the last day to enter so click the link below to do it now! Contest is International :D



Monday, January 24, 2011

Review: A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford

8428050 Title: A Touch Mortal
Author: Leah Clifford
Publisher: GreenWillow Books
Publication Date: February 22, 2011
Pages: 336
Source: Different Area Codes Tour
Challenge: Debut Author Challenge

Summary:Eden didn’t expect Az.

Not his saunter down the beach toward her. Not his unbelievable pick up line. Not the instant, undeniable connection. And not his wings. Yeah. So long happily-ever-after.

Now trapped between life and death, cursed to spread chaos with her every touch, Eden could be the key in the eternal struggle between heaven and hell. All because she gave her heart to one of the Fallen, an angel cast out of heaven.
She may lose everything she ever had. She may be betrayed by those she loves most. But Eden will not be a pawn in anyone else’s game. Her heart is her own.
And that’s only the beginning of the end.

Rating: 4 Stars


This book totally twisted with my mind! It was nothing like I expected it to be but it a good way. Eden was an extremely interesting character and the whole concept of the book was one I’ve never seen explored. Trust me, the summary does not do it justice.

We first meet Eden on the beach and it’s there that we also meet Az and Gabriel. The beginning of the story is the love development between Az and Eden but then turns horribly wrong when Az’s true identity is revealed and has a terrible accident that forces Eden to take drastic measures and kill herself. It is then that she becomes a Sider, which is a nickname for a person who has committed suicide, and discovers that while trying to escape from life she discovers a whole new one of her own. And one that seems much more dangerous then when she was alive.

Really, this is a very interesting story. There are many different characters and places that you get to experience. There is also an undertone of horror that takes place in the story. I didn’t see that coming and touches of slight horror in YA is something I’d love to see more of. We can take it!

The romance is really complicated by the end of the book. There have been liars and tricksters and you see that who you once trusted were the people against you. New York was definitely the perfect setting for this book.

Overall, with this story you get to explore a whole new New York where maybe the rude attitudes of those New Yorkers come from something not human.


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Across the Universe Giveaway!


Well, if you’ve read my REVIEW of Across The Universe you can clearly see that I had a strong love for it! So to share the love of this book I’m giving away a copy of the book!


  • International! (As long as your country is on the BookDepository’s list)
  • Ends 1/26
  • Must be a follower
  • Must be 13 or older
  • Fill out the form below!


Monday, January 10, 2011

Review: Across The Universe by Beth Revis


Title: Across the Universe
Author: Beth Revis 
Publisher:  Razorbill
Published Date: January 11, 2011 
Pages: 398
Source: ARC For review from LibraryThing
Challenge: Debut Author Challenge


A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder.

Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.

Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone-one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship-tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.

Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.

Rating: 5 stars!


Incredible. Truly and whole-heartedly a work of YA genius! Across The Universe was above and beyond what I expected from it! Time and time again I continue to ask myself what will happen once the YA genre becomes too repetitive with the same story lines and situations, but this is a book that honestly gives me hope that no matter how many books are published that the wonderful and creative minds of the authors out there will not fail in bringing us truly amazing tales.

Across The Universe takes place many decades in the future on the spacecraft, Godspeed. After being frozen for the 300 year trip to a new planet with her parents, Amy is suddenly awoken 50 years early then scheduled and brought into a world that leaves her trapped in metal and stars. Elder is the Godspeed’s future leader. He is being trained by Eldest to be able to take over the ship and run it’s people but everything changes when he comes across a beautiful girl with flaming red hair frozen in a tube of ice.

And so that is how our story is started but we are far from the awesomeness being over. There is something not right going on on Godspeed and we are put through an epic adventure of uncovering it’s secrets layer by layer. There were so many shocking twisted and turned in the book I had whiplash! I loved Elder’s character. He was just like any rebellious teen who had too much responsibilities resting on his shoulders. With the points of views switching between Amy and Elder we were able to get insight on both of them and so I would like to applaud Ms. Revis for her writing of Elder’s mind. There are books that I read from a teen boy’s perspective where not even the slightest inappropriate  thought would go in there mind about a girl or whatnot.  I’m a high schooler and know that the boy’s minds are far from clean. I’m not saying that Elder thoughts were dirty but they were definitely suggestive ;) I also LOVED Harley! Nothing else needs to be said, read the book to found out his amazing, heart-breaking story.

Overall, I just loved this book! With the original plot and mystery and love all mixed together you could not have made me happier while reading it. Make sure to pick up this book, it’s a story dying to be told.

Order a copy Here!


Sunday, January 9, 2011

In My Mailbox (15,16,17,&18)

Wow it’s been a while since I’ve done an IMM! So this here is going to be a whole month’s worth of books and stuff :)


















For Review
From LibraryThing:
Across The Universe by Beth Revis (which was EPIC and will be reviewed SOON)

From Other Area Codes book tour:
Falling Under by Gwen Hayes (review here)
A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford (review soon)

From Netgalley:
Lost Voices by Sarah Porter
The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell
The Betrayal of Maggie Blair by Elizabeth Laird
Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison
Savannah Grey by Cliff McNish

20110108_1 Won:
Matched by Ally Condie (Review coming soon!)
Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken (Signed!!) (Review soon)
Graceling by Kristen Cashore (!SIGNED! Holy shit I freaked! I love this book!)
The Sapphire Talisman by Brenda Pandos (signed!)
Freefall by Mindi Scott (Signed!)
Last To Die by Kate Brady





Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead (LOVED IT) (Review here)
The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher
A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson (reading now)
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
The Fetch by Laura Whitcomb
Graceling by Kristen Cashore (haha bought this for $4 at Costco, now I have three copies XD
Circle of Magic by Tamora Pierce (can;t belive this is the first book I’m going to read by her!)

Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCaffery (Have always wanted to read this series!)
Hush Money by Susan Bischoff

Phew… yeah lots of books! And as you can see that I have quite a few e-books. That may be because I got a little something for Christmas…

20110108_4 A NOOKCOLOR!!!! It’s… so beautiful. I luv it so much! *strokes screen* Hey, don’t look at me weird, you’d do it too.

So, yeah, it’s been a great months of book for me so look out for bunch of reviews :D


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

WOW/ Cover Alert: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer


The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Summary (from goodreads
): Mara Dyer believes life can’t get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there. It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember
that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed. There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been
through, she can fall in love. She’s wrong.

I saw that the cover to this book that come out today and it looks, for a lack of better words, incredible! Plus, it’s HOT too. Look at the guy wrapped around the girl, as if he is holding her together. It sounds amazing and I can’t wait to get my hands on it!


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