Monday, January 31, 2011

Review: Cryer's Cross

Cryer’s Cross
Lisa McMann
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: February 8, 2011
Pages: 240
Source: Borrowed from Danielle B

Ratings: 4 Stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

The community of Cryer’s Cross, Montana (population 212) is distraught when high school freshman Tiffany disappears without a trace. Already off-balance due to her OCD, 16-year-old Kendall is freaked out seeing Tiffany’s empty desk in the one-room school house, but somehow life goes on... until Kendall's boyfriend Nico also disappears, and also without a trace. Now the town is in a panic. Alone in her depression and with her OCD at an all-time high, Kendall notices something that connects Nico and Tiffany: they both sat at the same desk. She knows it's crazy, but Kendall finds herself drawn to the desk, dreaming of Nico and wondering if maybe she, too, will disappear...and whether that would be so bad. Then she begins receiving graffiti messages on the desk from someone who can only be Nico. Can he possibly be alive somewhere? Where is he? And how can Kendall help him? The only person who believes her is Jacian, the new guy she finds irritating...and attractive. As Kendall and Jacian grow closer, Kendall digs deeper into Nico's mysterious disappearance only to stumble upon some ugly—and deadly—local history. Kendall is about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried.

This book was creepy. It takes a lot for a book to actually creep me out, but this book was able to do that.

Cryer’s Cross was an excellent blend of creepy, mystery, suspense and even romance. I loved how Lisa McMann unveiled the story and mystery. The mystery is unveiled slowly, but not too slowly, just slow enough to keep you on the edge of your seat wonder who, or what, is behind the disappearance of two students. I was unsure who or what was the cause of the disappearances until the end, and when I found out I was extra creeped out.

I love how Lisa McMann writes. I writing was perfect in this book. The writing for the “WE” was perfect, creepy yet adding to the story. You’ll understand what I mean when you read the book. I also loved how she unveiled the story. It was perfect.

Kendall was such a great character. Not only does she struggle daily with her OCD, but add to that the fact that her best friend, and sort of boyfriend that she has know her who life, has disappeared. Kendall’s emotions were raw. I loved how her OCD, the thing she was most embarrassed about was the thing that helped save her the most. I loved how through the book Kendall grew as a character, with the help of Jacian. Jacian and Kendall had great chemistry and I loved how there relationship progressed. It was perfect.

I recommend that when you read this book, don’t stay up late at night reading it because it will leave you creeped out. I definitely will be picking up a finished copy of this book when it is released.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Win a Copy of Dark Goddess

To celebrate the release of Dark Goddess, I have 2 finished copies of the book to give away. All you have to do is fill out the form below to enter. You can earn extra entries by commenting on my review of the book and my interview with Sarwat Chadda. This contest is open to residents of the US only. Contest ends February 6, 2011 at midnight EST.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Review: Dark Goddess

The Dark Goddess
Sarwat Chadda
Publisher: Hyperion Books
Release Date: January 25, 2011 (USA release)
Pages: 384
Source: Bought

Ratings: 4 Stars

Summary (from Goodreads):


New enemies, new romance, and new horrors,

Billi's back, and it seems like the Unholy just can't take a hint.

Still reeling from the death of her best friend, Kay, Billi's thrust back into action when the Templars are called to investigate werewolf activity.  And these werewolves are like nothing Bilil's seen before. 

They call themselves the Polenitsy - Man Killers. The ancient warrior women of Eastern Europe, supposedly wiped out centuries ago. But now they're out of hiding and on the hunt for a Spring Child -- an Oracle powerful enough to blow the volcano at Yellowstone -- precipitating a Fimbulwinter that will wipe out humankind for good.

The Templars follow the stolen Spring Child to Russia, and the only people there who can help are the Bogatyrs, a group of knights who may have gone to the dark side. To reclaim the Spring Child and save the world, Billi needs to earn the trust of Ivan Romanov, an arrogant young Bogatyr whose suspicious of people in general, and of Billi in particular. 

Dark Goddess is a page-turning, action-packed sequel that spans continents, from England to the Russian underworld and back. This is an adventure of folklore and myth become darkly real. Of the world running out of time. And of Billi SanGreal, the only one who can save it.

While visiting London this summer, my one requirement was to visit a book store and pick up this book since here, in the United States, the book is not released until next year. I am extremely glad I did this. I loved Devil’s Kiss the first book featuring Billi SanGreal and I was really looking forward to seeing where Sarwat Chadda would take Billi next.

Dark Goddess, the sequel to Devil’s Kiss, was more than I expected, in a good way. Sarwat Chadda continues Billi’s adventures as a Templar Knight and in this book expands the world Billi lives in. I loved that this book took Billi away from London and brought her, along with the rest of the Templars, to Russia where we get to meet the Russians equivalent of the Templars. Russia provides Billi many more challenges and has her continuing to question herself and her duty as a Templar.

In the Dark Goddess, the events from the previous book have truly taken a toll on Billi. In this book, Billi, who still have those characteristics I love about her, such as her stubbornness and devotion to those she loves, has been deeply effected by the previous events in her life. Billi has grown as a character, and continues to grow even more because of the events of these books. I often forgot that Billi is a fifteen year old girl. She seems more mature that because of the harsh life she has been subjected to as a Templar. Even though Billi gets put through more events that have her questioning her beliefs, I love that she stayed true to herself and ended up growing up even more from her experiences.

One of my favorite parts about this book was that it took place in Russia and that in Russia we met a whole new set of characters. I must confess, I have a weird love of Russia and really would love going there and I was so glad that Billi got to go there in this book. I also really loved how Sarwart Chadda took the Russian myth of Baba Yaga and made it his own. I’ve read a few different takes on Baba Yaga and I really like his spin on her and how well it fit with the story. Along with just loving Russia, the characters Sarwart Chadda introduced to us in Russia are probably some of my favorite. I loved Ivan Alexeivich Romanov, even if he did fulfill Kay’s role in this book. Ivan is basically a male version of Billi, and I loved that what you see with him is not what you get. He is battling many personal battles, like Billi, and it was interesting to see his story revealed.

Overall, I truly enjoyed Dark Goddess and ended up reading it all in one sitting. I think I ended up enjoying this book more than it predecessor, probably cause it had Russia in it (just kidding). I found this book very enjoyable, and the ending left me wanting more since it was left opening, hopefully for a sequel to help resolve it. I was not disappointed in my buy in the UK and extremely glad I brought it. Definitely check this book out when it is released in the US.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (32) - Divergent

Veronica Roth
Publisher: HarperCollins
To be released: May 3, 2011

Summary (from Goodreads):

One choice
One choice decides your friends, defines your beliefs, and determines your loyalties . . . forever.
Or, one choice can transform you.
In Veronica Roth's debut novel, Divergent, a perfect society unfolds into a dystopian world of electrifying decisions, stunning consequences, heartbreaking betrayals, and unexpected romance.

I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about this book from people who’ve read it. I love dystopian and this book is going to hopefully be a great addition to the genre. I can’t believe the author is only 22 years old! Cannot wait to read this come May!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event highlighting exciting upcoming releases. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Dark Goddess

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Mizb at Should be Reading
  • 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 what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the books for others!)
  • Share the title and author too so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser this week comes from:
Dark Goddess by Sarwat Chadda
Out in bookstores today!
But there was something strangely out of time about Ivan. An archaic elegance, even as he wiped the snow off his shoulders and straightened his black leather gloves. 

Monday, January 24, 2011

Author Interview with Sarwat Chadda

I'm excited to introduce Sarwat Chadda today on the blog for an interview. Sarwat Chadda is the author of Devil's Kiss and it's sequel Dark Goddess out in the United States tomorrow, January 25, 2011. Devil's Kiss and Dark Goddess follows the life of Billi SanGreal, the first female in the Knight's Templar, as she kicks butt out of supernatural Unholy creatures. Sarwat Chadda lives in London. You can visit Sarwat Chadda on the web at

What inspired you to write a series about a modern, female Templar knight?

Firstly, I love action heroes. Secondly, I have daughters, so I thought it would be far more fun to write something inspired by them.
A lot of hero myths centre around a son following in his father's footsteps. Star Wars of course,  but also in the Arthurian legends and even in comic books, the Batman / Robin dynamic replays this theme constantly.
But hey, what about daughters?
It was far more interesting with Billi being a girl following her father, who is a very macho warrior. Arthur [her father] symbolises the grim, brutal and single-minded male view; it clashes beautifully with Billi's. The father-daughter dynamic is a found relationship for all girls, and of course is highly personal to me.

In Dark Goddess, Bill and the Templars head to Russia. What type of research did you have to do for this book?

I've read about Russian mythology for many, many years. The first draft of Dark Goddess was written in 1994, so this has been a long time in coming. I studied the Russian Revolution at school and politically, Russia casts a long shadow over Europe, so I've always had some awareness of it.
But when I knew I was writing Dark Goddess, I went out there and spent a week in Moscow. Nothing beats walking the streets to get that down low feel. I love exploring cities and Moscow is something else. The biggest city in Europe, a very different culture to Western Europe, and the architecture is of a monolithic scale. Since Devil's Kiss was written in my home city of London, Dark Goddess had to have the same level of detail. I couldn't just rip my information out of Wikipedia!
The same applies to my new project, which is set in India. I had to go out there to absorb the atmosphere and pick up the minute details that you can't get any other way. Talking with the locals gives the story far greater depth. I hope to be able to tell you more about that soon.

What scene was the most difficult for you to write? 

The romance, as ever! It's getting easier but it's the area I have to work the hardest in. Action, battle scenes and moment of high tension are easy in comparison. Part of the problem is it's not a genre I'm familiar with. I don't know how far to go without it sounding cheesy or overly melodramatic. I'm learning it's more in the small gestures than the grand.
I'm really proud of the scene with Ivan and Billi in the forest. They're both exhausted, scared and at the end of their endurance. But they share a common past, both isolated and lonely. Billi's been brought up to be hard and tough, but with Ivan she let down her guard and allows herself to be tender, which is a brand new territory for her.

What was the most difficult part of writing a sequel?

What to cut out. I'd done years, years of background research and there was so much I wanted to put in. I'd read the Master and Margherita by Bolgakov and want to put in a homage to that, I wanted to add Rasputin, more on the supernatural creatures out of Russian myth. The book could have easily doubled in size.
But the story is paramount. My job is to tell the tale as best and as economically as possible. It's my style, I suppose. There's a risk that an author's vanity gets in the way of telling the tale. That must be avoided at all costs! Readers and editors will see it immediately and it will kill the story stone dead.

If you could live anywhere during any time period, where and when would it be and why?

I'm pretty keen on the 1960's. The music, the fashion and the excitement of politics, the Kennedys, King, Malcom X and the Civil Rights movement were something I studied years ago. I'm a huge Sean Connery fan so it would have been cool to have been part of that period when Bond was all fresh and new. How awesome it would have to see the Beatles and the Stones at their peak? Plus the moon landing. Even now I get an electric thrill watching it.
I love the Mad Men series, so it would have been great to be suited and booted in that era.

What book do you wish had been published when you were growing up?

My first answer would have been His Dark Materials but I wonder if I would have enjoyed it as much as a child, maybe not. In which the Mortal Engines series by Philip Reeves. Steam-punk terminators, kick-ass heroines and the motion cities. It's the best, most original fantasy world I've come across since Tolkien and the characters are incredibly vivid. Reeve's combines the grand scale with the personal perfectly. My favourite kind of tale.

What is your favorite part about being an author?

The writing and the sense of freedom launching into it. There are no limits. I love history and fantasy, so I feel I can go anywhere I want. I'm no limited to writing domestic kitchen sink dramas or by budgets. I write want I want, I write what I love. No matter how bad the day's been, once I enter the story I am lost. It's so clear in my head, so real, it's a whole world I have to explore. An infinite number of dimensions open up before me. It's an immense privilege being able to earn my living this way. I know how lucky I am.

Thanks so much Sarwat!! Come back later this week to enter to win finished copies of Dark Goddess in stores tomorrow!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Winner of Clockwork Angel

Using the winner of Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare is Sablelexi! Congratulations!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Review: Prom and Prejudice

Prom and Prejudice
Elizabeth Eulberg
Publisher: Point
Release Date: January 1, 2011
Pages: 231
Source: Bought

Ratings: 4 Stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

After winter break, the girls at the very prestigious Longbourn Academy become obsessed with the prom. Lizzie Bennet, who attends Longbourn on a scholarship, isn’t interested in designer dresses and expensive shoes, but her best friend, Jane, might be — especially now that Charles Bingley is back from a semester in London.
Lizzie is happy about her friend’s burgeoning romance but less than impressed by Charles’s friend, Will Darcy, who’s snobby and pretentious. Darcy doesn’t seem to like Lizzie either, but she assumes it’s because her family doesn’t have money. Clearly, Will Darcy is a pompous jerk — so why does Lizzie find herself drawn to him anyway?
Will Lizzie’s pride and Will’s prejudice keep them apart? Or are they a prom couple in the making? Whatever the result, Elizabeth Eulberg, author of The Lonely Hearts Club, has concocted a very funny, completely stylish delight for any season — prom or otherwise.

I was greatly looking forward to Elizabeth Eulberg’s second novel after her lovely first novel the Lonely Hearts Club. Prom and Prejudice was exactly what I expected and wanted in Eulberg’s retelling of Jane Austen’s classic (and one of my favorite books) Pride and Prejudice.

I love how Elizabeth Eulberg was able to adapt Pride and Prejudice without making it feel forced. Eulberg stayed very close to the original story, yet was still able to make the story uniquely her own. I loved the idea about prom being this huge, important event, because for many people and schools it is. Eulberg was able to transport Jane Austen’s character and world into a 21st century high school.

One of my favorite things about this book was how Eulberg kept the characters the same as the original, but they had their own, separate personalities from the original. Lizzie was smart, strong, intelligent and witty. Will Darcy was just as swoon worthy as the original Darcy. He might not have been as brooding but he was definitely still swoon worthy. I think my favorite updating of Austen’s characters was Eulberg’s equivalent of Mr. Collins. Eulberg’s character named Collin, literally had me laughing out loud. He was just as awkward and annoying as the original Mr. Collins. I loved how he would drone on and on about pointless stuff.

Elizabeth Eulberg was able to write a great adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, one with everything I wanted and expected. One thing I know for sure from Elizabeth Eulberg’s writing is that she can never fail to make me smile or put me in a good mood. Both Lonely Hearts Club and Prom and Prejudice were able to do both and I expect anything else Elizabeht Eulberg will be just as wonderful as her previous two books. 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (31) - What Happened to Goodbye

What Happened to Goodbye
Sarah Dessen
Publisher: Penguin
To be released: May 10, 2011

Summary (from Goodreads):

Another town. Another school. Another Mclean. Ever since her parents' bitter divorce, Mclean and her father have been fleeing their unhappy past. And Mclean's become a pro at reinventing herself with each move. But in Lakeview, Mclean finds herself putting down roots and making friends—in part, thanks to Dave, the most real person Mclean's ever met. Dave just may be falling in love with her, but can he see the person she really is? Does Mclean herself know?

Ever since Sarah Dessen announced the news of her new book, I’ve been dying to read it. I’m a huge fan of Sarah Dessen. She wrote one of the first YA books I ever read and I love all her books. I’ve read them all so many times. I cannot wait for this new one. It’s been too long since Along for the Ride came out.

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event highlighting exciting upcoming releases. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Cryer's Cross

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Mizb at Should be Reading
  • 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 what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the books for others!)
  • Share the title and author too so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser this week comes from:
Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann

We move Our castiron anchors, creaking, slowly inching across the floor, hours and hours of strain in search of heat and life. Now butting against a soul-less We, now pushing the dead one out of Our way into the empty space. 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (30) - The Demon's Surrender

The Demon's Surrender
Sarah Rees Brennan
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
To be released: June 14, 2011

Summary (from Goodreads):

The Demon's Taliman is the thrilling and suspenseful conclusion to the Demon's Lexicon trilogy.

While there might not be much of a summary up for this book yet, I am dying to read it. I loved, loved, loved the first two books in the series, The Demon's Lexicon and The Demon's Covenant. I cannot wait to see how Sarah Rees Brennan wraps up this wonderful series! 

To give you a hint of what is to come in the final book of the Demon's Lexicon trilogy, the author, Sarah Rees Brennan has posted the first cookie from The Demon's Surrender which you can read here. I'm firmly Team Nick and cannot wait to see where Sarah Rees Brennan takes this final novel and how she ends this series.

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event highlighting exciting upcoming releases. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The "Launch" of the Good Ship Godspeed

Today marks the release of Across the Universe by Beth Revis!! I have previously reviewed Across the Universe and you can read my thoughts about it here. This book is pretty awesome and will draw you in immediately. If you don't know anything about the book here's a short summary:
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.

Since today, 1/11/11 is the release of Across the Universe, it's publisher Penguin Teen is launching an awesome site for the book. When you visit the book's site ( you will be able to explore the ship Godspeed, the ship where the action of Across the Universe takes place. I suggest you explore the ship and search around, who knows what secrets you might find on the Godspeed. 

In the video below, author Beth Revis talks about Across the Universe  and explains more about the good ship Godspeed.

Along with the awesome website for Across the Universe, i09 will be hosting an exclusive 111 page excerpt from Across the Universe. But hurry up and read this excerpt because it will only be available for a short amount of time. This 111 page excerpt will be available for 12 hours only, from 11:11am EST until 11:11pm EST on January 11, 2011. Make sure you check it out!

Across the Universe hits shelves today 1/11/11! Buy the book online or visit a book store today and pick up your own copy. Oh and did I mention it has two fabulous covers? Do not forget to go "like" the Across the Universe facebook page where all sorts of cool things occur.

To learn more about the fabulous author, Beth Revis, you can visit her at:
Across the Universe is published by the wonderful people of Penguin Teen. Find them online at:
Check out the beautiful book trailer below!! 

Congratulations to debut author Beth Revis with today's release of Across the Universe! Don't forget to pick up your copy and check out my lovely review of Across the Universe today!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Giveaway: Clockwork Angel

I have an extra copy of Clockwork Angel, so I'm going to give it away. All you have to do is fill out the form below to enter. If you comment on my review of Clockwork Angel you can earn extra entries.

The giveaway is open to residents of the US only. Giveaway ends January 21, 2011.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Review: Clockwork Angel

Clockwork Angel
Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Release Date: August 31, 2010
Pages: 479

Ratings: 5 Stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What's more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.

Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: Jem, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length...everyone, that is, but Tessa.

As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world...and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

Cassandra Clare has outdone herself in the first book in her new series the Infernal Devices. I’ve been trying to write this review since the book was released, but I haven’t been able to find words to describe how much I loved this book.

In this prequel to the Mortal Instruments series, Cassandra Clare expands the world of the Shadow Hunters and introduces many wonderful new characters. I have to say, I think I actually enjoyed this book more than any of the books in the Mortal Instrument series, and I really loved those books. I love how Cassandra Clare was able to integrate the secret world of the Shadow Hunters into Victorian England, and how fans of the Mortal Instruments were able to see characters ancestors.

One of the main things I loved about this books were the characters. Cassandra Clare sure knows how to create great and intriguing characters. I loved Will, Tessa and Jem. Each character is fully defined and has their own mysteries. Tessa is such a great, strong female heroine, especially during a time when women weren’t strong. Tessa was thrust into this world where Demons, Fairies, Warlocks and all sorts of things she never could imagine existed. And then there is Will and Jem. Both of these guys have there secrets and mysteries and I love how Cassandra Clare has been unraveling them. While still not sure if I’m firmly team Will or team Jem, I’m leaning toward Will. I love Will’s snarky, sarcastic attitude and I really want to know his dark secret. Jem on the other hand is more of a gentleman, caring and kind, with his own mysteries. I love both of these characters.

I knew that Cassandra Clare was a great story writer based on Mortal Instruments, but once again, like in City of Bones, I could not predict where Clare would take us with this story. The twists were great! Truly did not see any of it coming. There is so much mystery and secrets as well in the book, and I love how the mysteries and secrets are revealed and I’m dying to find out what they are. If there is one thing Cassandra Clare is an expert on, it is keeping you on the edge of your seat and torturing you (in a good way) with waiting to find out what happens next.

This book is a must read for everyone, whether or not you have read the Mortal Instruments. This book is just fabulous. I’ve reread it so many times, and every time I read it I fall more in love with it. I cannot wait until later this year for the sequel, Clockwork Prince because I want to know more about these characters and their secrets and because I cannot wait to see where Cassandra Clare takes this story next.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

2011 100+ Challenge

My goal for 2011 is to read a 100 new books. Last year I came a bit short with reading 80 new books, but that still is a lot. This challenge is hosted by J. Kaye at Home Girl's Book Blog

This challenge runs from January 1, 2011 until December 31, 2011. I will list all the books I read here on this post.  To learn more about this challenge view visit the challenge page

  1. Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
  2. The Agency: A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee 
  3. Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
  4. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
  5. Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead
  6. The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
  7. Enna Burning by Shannon Hale 
  8. The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
  9. Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann 
  10. Clarity by Kim Harrington 
  11. Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
  12. The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney 
  13. False Princess by Eilis O'Neal
  14. Haven by Kristi Cook 
  15. Warped by Maurissa Guibord
  16. Sean Griswold's Head by Lindsey Leavitt 
  17. Hourglass by Myra McEntire 
  18. What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen 
  19. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  20. The Wake of the Lorelei Lee: Being an Account of the Adventures of Jacky Faber, on Her Way to Botany Bay by L.A. Meyer
  21. Red Glove by Holly Black
  22. The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson 
  23. The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
  24. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
  25. The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
  26. Enclave by Ann Aguirre
  27. The Demon's Surrender by Sarah Rees Brennan
  28. Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott
  29. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
  30. Love Story by Jennifer Echols
  31. He's So Not Worth It by Kieran Scott
  32. Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian
  33. The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton
  34. Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn't Have) by Sarah Mlynowski
  35. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
  36. Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly

Waiting on Wednesday (29) - Steel

Carrie Vaughn
Publisher: HarperTeen
To be released: March 15, 2011

Summary (from Goodreads):

When Jill finds a rusty sword tip on a Caribbean beach, she is instantly intrigued—and little expects it will transport her through time to the deck of a pirate ship. Will a dark enchantment, salty kisses, and a duel with an evil pirate captain leave her stranded in the eighteenth century forever?

Drawing on piratical lore and historical fact, Carrie Vaughn creates a vivid world of swaying masts and swelling seas, where blood magic overrules the laws of nature, romance is in the air, and death can come at the single slip of a sword.

This book sounds awesome. I mean time traveling and pirates, how can this not be awesome? Cannot wait to read it later this year.

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event highlighting exciting upcoming releases. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Blog Work

I just want to inform you all I'm doing some blog remodeling this week so at times the blog may look a bit funny, particularly the header because I'm working on a whole new one. Just wanted to give you guys a heads up.

Teaser Tuesday: Demonglass

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Mizb at Should be Reading
  • 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 what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the books for others!)
  • Share the title and author too so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser this week comes from:
Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
"Well, yay," I said. "So glad my skill at blowing crap up impresses you, Dad."