Friday, August 31, 2012

The Modified Cover Reveal + Giveaway


The Modified Cover Reveal & Giveaway!
What would you sacrifice to save the one’s you love? To save the one who holds your heart? To save the world?

Kenley Grayson is all too familiar with these questions.

After Earth is thrust into its first intergalactic war with an unknown race called the Bringers, our military forces begin to suffer heavy losses. Desperate for a solution, the Allied Federation issues a worldwide draft for every able seventeen-year-old to enlist. As Kenley turns seventeen, she finds herself thrown into the very war that took her older brother’s life.
This year’s draft is a little different than in the past though. A new program, known as the Magnus Project, has been introduced, and only the best and brightest qualify. Kenley is amongst a select few whom are chosen to join this elite group of soldiers, and as a part of this project, undergoes a modification procedure that leaves her and her peers endowed with powers beyond their wildest dreams.
As Earth continues in its struggle against the Bringers, Kenley is transported to a high-tech training facility, the Magnus Academy, to prepare for the major battle that lies ahead. It’s here that she meets the California heartthrob, and son of a legendary war hero, Landon Shaw. As unexpected feelings toward Landon begin to develop, Kenley wonders if this is the right time or place for romance to bloom, especially when those feelings start to interfere with her training.
With the weight of the world on her shoulders, Kenley is constantly reminded of how important she and the rest of the Magnus cadets are to the fate of humanity. She is one of the Modified, Earth’s last line of defense against utter destruction.

The Modified releases this Fall!

Like the cover for The Modified? Well then head over to Nathan Szerdy’s website and peruse his amazing collection of works. We guarantee that you won’t be disappointed!
The mom and son author duo, C.A. Kunz, thoroughly enjoys writing about things that go bump in the night and futuristic action-packed romances while drinking massive amounts of English breakfast tea and Starbucks coffee. To find out more about this duo and their books visit their blog, or find them on Facebook and Twitter!


And now for the giveaway!!*
What's up for grabs:
 A choice of a signed paperback or an e-book copy of The Modified when it is released
A signed The Modified swag pack
And a signed foam core mounted posted of The Modified book cover
a Rafflecopter giveaway

*This giveaway is not through Joie de Lire, but through the authors. I am simply providing the info about it an the rafflecoptor form so you all can enter.


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Feature and Follow #12


Follow Friday is a really fun way to make new blogger friends and promote your blog in the process! This weekly meme is hosted byAlison Can Read and Parajunkee 


This week's question:
Best cover? What is the best cover of a book you have read and loved?

Oooh this is such a good question! There are so many amazing books with fabulous covers out there, I had a super hard time narrowing it down to just one!
...so I'm going to kinda cheat.
I am huge fan of the covers of Jackson Pearce's fairy tale retellings.

I just love how the covers give a dark edge to the fairy tale, making it simultaneously whimsical and a touch creepy.

So what are your favorite covers? Link me up and I'll be hopping. Happy Friday everyon! :)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

My Book Boyfriend: Jase Garrett



MBB is an awesome weekly meme started by Missie The Unread Reader (find out more at by reading the intro post) and is currently co-hosted by Lesley over at My Keeper Shelf!

I love My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick, not only because it's a  fabulous summer read, but it introduced me to Jase Garrett who has earned himself a name on my list of all-time favorite book boyfriends!

Oh yes, he is that swoon-worthy.

“One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time.”

The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, numerous, messy, affectionate. And every day from her balcony perch, seventeen-year-old Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs her terrace and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely in love, Jase's family makes Samantha one of their own. Then in an instant, the bottom drops out of her world and she is suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?

A bit about Jase Garrett
  • His first name is actually Jason
  • He's the third oldest Garrett
  • Likes to fix things
  • has wavy brown hair, green eyes, and olive skin
His first meeting with Samantha:
"Hey," he says again, sitting down next to me as though he knows me well. "Need rescuing?"
I stare at this boy. He's obviously a Garrett, and not Joel, but which one? Up close, in the light spilling from my bedroom, he looks different from most of the Garretts--rangier, leaner, his wavy hair a lighter brown, already with those streaks of blond some brunettes get in the summer.
"Why would I need rescuing? This is my house, my roof."
"I don't know. It just hit me, seein gyou there, that you might be Rapunzel. The princess in the tower thing. All that long blond hair and... well..."
"And you'd be?" I know I'm going to laugh if he says "the prince."

Instead he answers "Jase Garrett," reaching for my hand to shake it, as though we're at a college interview rather than randomly sitting together on my roof at night.

Jase has a rather unusual... hobby?

"Walking into Jase's room is like walking into... well, I'm not sure... A forest? A bird sanctuary? One of those tropical habitats they have at zoos? It's filled with plants, really tall ones and hanging ones and succulents and cacti. There are three parakeets in a cage and a huge hostile-looking cockatoo in another. vI look, there are other creatures..."

Swoon-worthy moments:

"Jase?"
"Mmm-hmm?" He lift up on one elbow, his face barely visible in the twilight.

"You have to kiss me," I find myself saying.
"Yeah." He leans closer. "I do."
His lips, warm and soft, touch my forehead, then slide down my cheek, moving sideways to my mouth. His hand comes up to press the nape of my neck beneath my wet hair, just as mine slips to his back. His skin's warm beneath the cool sheen of water, his muscles tight as he lies there, still balanced on one elbow. I curl in closer. 

After about five minutes I say, "Put this back on now." I thrust his shirt at him.
"Okay. Why?"

"Just do it."
"Unbelievably distracted by my body, Samantha?"
"Yes."
He laughs. "Good. We're on the same page, then." There's a pause. Then he says, "I said that wrong. Like it was all about how you look, and that's not it. It's just that you're so different than I thought you were."
"Than you thought I was, when?"
"When I saw you. Sitting on your roof. For years."
"You saw me. For years?" I feel myself flush again. "You didn't tell me that."
"For years. Course I didn't tell you. I knew you watched us. Couldn't figure out why you didn't just come over. I thought... maybe you were shy... or a snob... I didn't know. I didn't know you then, Sam. Couldn't help watching you back, though."

Jase studies my face, then takes my hand, pulling me down. He carefully curls around me, so my head is resting on his arm, and his head's resting on my shoulder. His fingers move slowly through my hair. The paradox of Jase is that at the same time I'm so conscious of the head of his chest against my back, and the muscles under the shorts on the legs twined around mine, I feel so safe and comfortable that I fall, almost immediately asleep. 


Honestly, it's like every time Jase appears in the book, I fall more and more in love with him! I'll have a review of My Life Next Door up within the next couple of days so be sure to check back if you want to know more about the book! :)


Waiting on Wednesday #28


WoW is an awesome weekly meme hosted over at Breaking the Spine


By Michelle Hodkin
To be published October 23, 2012 by Simon and Schuster books for Young Readers




"Mara Dyer once believed she could run from her past.

She can’t.

She used to think her problems were all in her head.

They aren’t.

She couldn’t imagine that after everything she’s been through, the boy she loves would still be keeping secrets.

She’s wrong.

In this gripping sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, the truth evolves and choices prove deadly. What will become of Mara Dyer next?"

Why am I excited?
I loved the first book and with the killer cliff-hanger, I can't wait to find out what happens next!
Plus this is released on my birthday... so I might be treating myself to a trip to Barnes and NOble...  ;)

What are you waiting on?

Monday, August 27, 2012

Top Ten Bookish Confessions!

Hosted over at the Broke and Bookish


Hello. Welcome to Bibliophile Anonymous. 
My name is Joie.
And I have some things to confess. Brace yourselves guys.

10. I don't like old books. 
Alright, cue the horrified gasps.... now!
I can't really explain why except that decoding ye olden day language detracts from the enjoyment of reading.... I mean, there are some exceptions (Pride and Prejudice being one of them), but overall, I tend to avoid old books.   

9. I don't like reading plays. 
I am sure there are fabulous one out there, but they're just not my kind of thing. I get bored just reading people's dialogue--I want description and action! 

8. I'm very OCD about having one book in a series in paperback (because I was too cheap to buy hardback) but then buying the rest in hardback because I really liked the series. And then the book formatting ISN'T THE SAME. OMG. You have no idea how much it bugs me to see the series on my bookshelf and their heights/thickness don't match. 

7. In 10th grade, when we were reading Huck Finn in English class, I totally skipped a good chunk of the middle of the book....

6. I don't like to stop reading until I've reached the end of a chapter. It. Just. Bothers. Me. If I just stop in the middle of a good part, how am I supposed to concentrate on the rest of my day when all I'm doing is wondering what happened next?!

5. Sometimes when I'm reading, I imagine myself as a character in the book. Sometimes as a protagonist, sometimes even as the villain.

4. I have a tendency to fall in love with fictional boys.

3. You know those redesigned Classic covers at Barnes and Noble? The ones that look all Twilight-y
W-ell. I actually really like them.

2. I HATE insta-love.
With a burning passion

1. And now, for the ultimate confession...
I dog-ear pages.
Oh yes, you read that right. I. DOG-EAR. PAGES.
I'm pretty sure that's like book sacrilege, but I just can't help it! I'm constantly losing bookmarks and dog-earring the pages is just the easiest way to keep track of my pages and make not of where important quotes are...

.... please don't come at me with pitchforks.


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Review: Hit and Stay

 Title: Hit and Stay
Author: Ninette Swann
Publication date: May 23rd, 2012
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing
Jake Harrison has a bad habit of swooping in to the rescue. Once burned, twice shy, the detective prefers to do the saving... and the leaving. But when he finds socialite Andrea Wadsworth collapsed in the street, he wonders if this time he won't be able to get away so easily, especially since his past is coming to find him.
 
Andrea Wadsworth thought she had everything she ever wanted—an ambitious and gorgeous fiancĂ©, stability and looks to kill. One suspicious phone call leads to her life's undoing and she finds herself on the run from all she once adored, the only person able to help her is a complete stranger: The smoldering Jake Harrison.
 
Together they unravel an unlikely political plot, but in this game of love and loss, and with all the betrayal surrounding them, will they ever be able to trust again?


Rating: 3 stars*
Right from the very first page, this book grabbed my attention and refused to let go.
I was expecting a little bit of boring introduction in the book before getting to the good stuff, but this book didn't waste any time and dove right into the action. Written with wonderful prose, Hit and Stay was fast-paced and and gripping and I couldn't stop myself from devouring each page.

This was a very quick and easy read--perfect for those times when you just want to get out of a reading slump or just want something short to read. The pages flew by as I was reading this.
Consequently, because this is a pretty short read, there wasn't time for much character or romantic development.
With regards to the characters, I really liked Jake and Burt. These two were, by far, the most interesting characters in the book; Jake, the ex-detective, because of his fetish for helping out damsels, and Burt, the reporter, for being a very intriguing character--one's life operated in the gray area of the black and white spectrum.
While characters were well described and easy to picture in my head, but I found it hard to relate to them or be emotionally invested in them. Also, I'm just personally not a big fan of insta-love.

The build-up throughout the first half of the novel was great--it kept me interested and eager for a killer climax, but unfortunately, the culmination of all that action and suspense fell a bit flat. The big mystery/problem was resolved too easily and it just didn't seem to match all the anticipation that the first half of the book warranted.

All in all: The novel has its pros and cons, but overall, I thought this was a very enjoyable read. I think that if it had been longer to include some more depth, I would've like it a lot more.

*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Feature and Follow #11


Follow Friday is a really fun way to make new blogger friends and promote your blog in the process! This weekly meme is hosted byAlison Can Read and Parajunkee

This week's Question:
Worst cover? What is the worst cover of a book that you've read and loved?

The first book that popped into my head when I read this question was Anna and the French Kiss.
This cover was just SO cheese-tastic that I avoided it like the plague for months! Finally, the raving reviews convinced me to give it a try and I just fell in love with this book!

What about YOU? Link me up and I'll be hopping later!

Blog Changes + Announcements

Hi everyone!
This post comes to you in three parts.

Firstly:
If you've just clicked here and thought "Where the heck am I? This isn't the blog I was trying to go to!" 
then fear not because this probably IS the blog you were looking for... just with a new look.

I don't know about a lot of other bloggers, but I'm very fickle about my blog background and every time I see a new one that I like, I just can't help but want to try it out! I recently found this new one on Leelou Blogs and thought it was about time that I gave my blog a makeover.I'm a little iffy  after seeing it all come together, but hopefully that's just because it's a completely new look. Please feel free to let me know what you guys think! Do you love it? Hate it? Should I tone down the pink????

Secondly:
My school started this past Wednesday and I'm officially a senior! *Woot woot!* Yeah, too bad I have an awful case of senioritis!
Anyways, my schedule this year is rather hectic, what with multiple APs on top of having to apply for colleges (ahh so scary!) but because of this, my poor blog might be somewhat neglected in the coming months.
I'm going to have to focus more on schoolwork than blogging--horrible, I know!--but don't worry, this isn't goodbye! I'll still be posting some reviews whenever I get the chance and doing some memes as long as they're not super time consuming, but I just wanted to give you guys a heads-up in case I don't update my blog for a while.

And thirdly:

I just wanted to say a big fat THANK YOU to all of you for helping me break the 200 follower mark!
GUYS. This is insane!! When I first started this blog, I honestly thought it would be a miracle if just five people (who I didn't know in real life) followed me.... and now I have over 200!

My plate's a bit full at the moment to organize a huge, wonderful giveaway to thank all of you for your kindness and support, but I promise you, one will be coming in the near future!!

                                                   

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Top Ten Books I've Read in the Lifespan of My Blog


Hosted over at the Broke and Bookish

This week's topic (as might be able to tell from the title) is Top 10  Books I've read in the Lifespan of my Blog. And oh my goodness this was so hard to narrow down to just 10!!



Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

*wipes tear from eye* awww my very first Melina Marchetta book!
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Etienne St. Clair.
Le swoon.
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

Oh good lord, the PAIN of that ending!
I CAN'T.
Saving June by Hannah Harrington

Oh the snark. Oh the awesomeness of a road trip. Oh the swoon-worthy romance!
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

On Tumblr, we have this little phrase which is perfect to describe my reaction to this book.

THE FEELS.
OMG I CAN'T.
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

I'm normally not into fantasy.... but this book series is so good I'd marry it if I could.
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Vampires. The non-sparkly kind.
Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

I don't know what it is with Aussie authors but they just write the best books!
Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder

My first Snyder book.
After finishing this, I completely understand why everyone loves her writing.
Sweet Gum Tree by Katherine Allred

I swear the author must've been peeking in my head or something when she was writing this because this book has everything I've ever wanted in a story!







Cover Reveal: Forged by Greed

Title: Forged by Greed (The Forged series #1)
Author: Angela Orlowski-Peart
Publication date: September 20th, 2012


Two Seattle 16-year-old Shape Shifters, Jatred and Jasmira, are torn between following their hearts and protecting the order of the world. The path of the star-crossed lovers leads only to destruction. 

The ancient Shape Shifter Races—the Winter wolves and the Summer leopards— live among humans and fit perfectly into modern life, while keeping secret societies with their own laws and traditions.

Two Goddesses, Crystal and Amber command their respective Races. One is on a quest to tilt the scale of power to her side. The other will never let it happen, even if it means sacrificing Jatred and Jasmira’s love. 

The Amulet commissioned to bring stability into the world remains hidden and concealed with the help of advanced technology. Jatred is the guardian of the Amulet and key to the Goddesses’ conflict. 

The forces of nature are disrupted. Earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions rake the world. The Goddesses go to war and summon all their Shifters to join in the conflict. Jatred and Jasmira fight not only for their star-crossed love but to protect the future of both Races and humankind

Monday, August 20, 2012

Review: The Last Echo

The Last Echo (The Body Finder #3)
By Kimberly Derting
Published April 17th, 2012 by HarperCollins

"In the end, all that’s left is an echo.

Violet kept her morbid ability to sense dead bodies a secret from everyone except her family and her childhood-best-friend-turned-boyfriend, Jay Heaton. That is until forensic psychologist Sara Priest discovered Violet’s talent and invited her to use her gift to track down murderers. Now, as she works with an eclectic group of individuals—including mysterious and dangerously attractive Rafe—it’s Violet’s job to help those who have been murdered by bringing their killers to justice. 

When Violet discovers the body of a college girl killed by “the girlfriend collector” she is determined to solve the case. But now the serial killer is on the lookout for a new “relationship” and Violet may have caught his eye...."

-goodreads

Rating: 4 stars

As is the case with many other series, The Body Finder series debuted with a strong, gripping first book, an okay-but-not-as-good second book, and then a third book that made readers remember why they started this series in the first place.

In many aspects, The Last Echo has upped the ante and is way more intense that the other two books have been. In terms of mystery, this one might be my favorite. Be warned, it is a heck of a lot creepier, but goodness gracious, it will keep you hooked. Especially the last half of the book. Time flew by while I was reading, and I knew I should’ve gone to bed, but I just kept telling myself, “one more chapter!” Yeah. Right. I couldn’t put it down till five chapters later!

The storyline of The Last Echo focuses more on Violet in relation to Sara Priest’s kick-butt team of psychics who hunt down bad guys, which was neat because I got to meet more characters with super cool abilities and learn more about Sara and the mysterious Rafe—who definitely became one of my favorite characters in the series.

The downside to this is that I didn’t get to see as much of Jay as I wanted to. Violet and Jay’s relationship made book 1 my favorite in the whole series and, unfortunately, he was relegated to a more minor role in The Last Echo. I guess that’s because Kimberly Derting used this book to focus more on Rafe as another possible love interest….
For me, this is rather conflicting because I was totally Team Violet and Jay… but now… I can’t help but really like Rafe!

With regards to Violet’s character, I, surprisingly didn’t really like her that much in the first half of the book—surprising because in the past two books, I’ve always really liked her—it’s just that there were some instances where  I found her to be a tad annoying and insensitive to other people worries. Also, I just had a hard time really connecting with her as a character because of the third-person narration. I’m normally not a fan of third-person—though there are some authors that have been exceptions—and in this case, the narration just made me feel like…meh.

However, in the second half of the book, Vi totally kicked some major creeper butt!! I was super impressed; in the face of danger, she totally stepped up to the plate, and I wanted to applaud her bravery! So…in short, I started this novel slightly peeved with Violet, but by the end, I ended up liking her again. Let’s see where this goes in book 4.

All in all: I loved the mystery aspect of this book--very chilling, but in a good way--and I love where Kimberly Derting is taking the story. I am most definitely anxious to read book 4!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Stacking the Shelves/In My Mailbox


Hosted by Tynga's Reviews and The Story Siren respectively

Bought:
Divergent by Veronica Roth
I actually read this book a while back, but never got around to getting a copy for my own collection so when I saw it on sale at the local Marshall's.... I couldn't resist!

Between the Lines  by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer
This will be my first Jodi Picoult book and I'm super excited because I've heard fabulous things about her... plus the story has to do with a fairy tale and I just LOVE those.

Brianna has always felt invisible. People stare right past her, including the one boy she can't resist, Blake Williams. But everything changes at a house party where Brianna's charm bracelet slips off and time stands still. In that one frozen, silver moment, Blake not only sees her, he recognizes something deep inside her she's been hiding even from herself.

Discovering she is descended from Danu, the legendary Bandia of Celtic myth, Brianna finds herself questioning the truth of who she is. And when she accidentally binds her soul to Blake, their mutual attraction becomes undeniable.

But Blake has his own secret, one that could prove deadly for them both.


Bound together by forbidden magic, Brianna and Blake find themselves at the heart of an ancient feud that threatens to destroy their lives and their love.


For review:
Ever since Kait Swanney could remember, the old crones of the village have been warning her to stay away from the selkies. They claim that like sirens of old, the seal men creep from the inky waters, shed their skins, and entice women to their deaths beneath the North Sea. But avoiding an encounter becomes impossible when Kait is spotted at the water’s edge, moments after the murder of a half-selkie infant. 

Unexpectedly, Kait is awoken by a beautiful, selkie man seeking revenge. After she declares her innocence, the intruder darts into the night, but not before inadvertently bewitching her with an overpowering lure. 

Kait obsesses over a reunion deep beneath the bay and risks her own life to be reunited with her selkie. But when she lands the dangerous lover, the chaos that follows leaves Kait little time to wonder—is it love setting her on fire or has she simply been lured?


Well that's it for my haul this week. Link me up in the comments--I'd love to see the new books you got!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Feature and Follow #10


Follow Friday is a really fun way to make new blogger friends and promote your blog in the process! This weekly meme is hosted byAlison Can Read and Parajunkee  

This week's question:
What blogger inspires you? It can be any kind, it doesn't have to be a book blog.

I'm really inspired by fashion and art blogs. I really like Dulce Candy's blog because she just has such a way with fashion and I get a lot of inspiration for my own wardrobe from her site--plus if you watch her videos on youtube, you know that she's super nice and funny.
Another blog that I get lots of inspiration from is Zsa Zsa Bellagio which has just tons of wonderful pictures from art to photography to fashion to decor which I just cannot help but gawk at!

As for book bloggers, gaaahhhh THERE ARE SO MANY!
Honestly, I get inspired by anyone who's very enthusiastic and passionate about books and reading and shows that through their blog. I definitely get inspiration from Parajunkee because she's just got fabulous posts on books and blogging, the gang at Cuddlebuggery because they're just so honest (and unapologetic) and wonderfully snarky!
But really, there are just so many bloggers out there that I find inspiration from--the list would just be massive!

So who are you inspired by? Leave me a link and I'll be hopping around! :)

Review: Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice
By Jane Austen
"When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited, while he struggles to remain indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships, gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class life."

-Goodreads


Rating: 5 brilliant stars!
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a girl who loves YA and hates classics must eat her words once finishing Pride and Prejudice...

GUYS. Would it be very unoriginal of me to say that I LOVED this book? But really, what is there to say about P&P that hasn’t already been said?

Jane Austen’s prose is just beyond wonderful. She writes with fabulous wit and humor that had me laughing out loud in just about every chapter. While there were some paragraphs I had to reread and some words I had to look up, it was all worth it. Her writing is absolutely enthralling and her language makes me feel ashamed at being part of the "YOLO" and "SWAG" generation...

Austen's characters are all wonderfully crafted and while some got on my nerves (*cough* Lydia *cough* Lady Catherine)  I still ended up loving them all at the end because of how they contributed to the story. Elizabeth was a far better heroine than I ever imagined her to be. She's sarcastic, witty, kind, and the most amazing of sisters. I was very surprised by how relatable I found her to be and even more so at how much I loved her as a character.

And now for the obligatory Darcy paragraph....
Y'ALL. There is a reason why he is the original book boyfriend. Admittedly I did not like him at first and I feared that I, lover of all romances, would not be susceptible to the infamous Mr. Darcy swoon. But he got to me guys. HE GOT TO ME. The relationship build-up, though somewhat slow, was very believable and utterly heart-melting.  

I should also mention that as much as I loved Elizabeth and Darcy, I was also a huge fan of Jane and Bingley. What can I say? Jane Austen knows how to write a good romance!

All in all: This was a fabulous book and I can't believe I didn't read it sooner! I loved the writing, the characters, and the romance and I find myself craving another Austen book--and believe me, I never thought I'd willingly want to read a classic!

Cover Reveal: Wicked Sense


Wicked Sense by Fabio Bueno
Kindle edition published August 9th, 2012 by Booklings Publishing
Witches inhabit our world, organized in covens and hiding behind a shroud of secrecy— the Veil.
Skye’s London coven sends her to Seattle’s Greenwood High to find the Singularity, an unusually gifted witch who may break the Veil and trigger a dangerous new era of witch-hunting. Things get complicated when Skye meets a charming new classmate, Drake. Skye’s job becomes even trickier when she clashes with Jane, an intimidating rival witch.
Drake falls for the mysterious Skye, but odd accidents, potion mix-ups, and the occasional brush with death kind of get in the way of romance. Once he discovers Skye is a witch, he goes to war for her, even though his only weapons are a nice set of abs and a sharp sense of humor.
Fighting off wicked Jane and the other dark forces hell-bent on seizing the Singularity's immense power, Skye and Drake will risk everything to save the covens.
Going on a date has never been harder.


So, any thoughts on the cover? The blurb?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Weigh In Wednesday


Weigh In Wednesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by Lauren @ Epilogue and features a question each week for bloggers to share their opinions on.

This week's question:
Reading a book vs. Listening to an audio book

Oh, hands down, I would have to pick reading a book. I feel like I pay more attention to the story if I'm reading it myself and processing the information as I'm reading. Literally, I have the attention span of a squirrel so with an audio book, I'd probably tune out the actual words after a couple of paragraphs and it would just be background noise to me. 
Also, I can get through a book faster because I read faster than most people talk. 

What about you? Reading or listening? I'd love it if you could leave me a link or just answer in the comments below! :)

Waiting on Wednesday #27


WoW is an awesome weekly meme hosted over at Breaking the Spine

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3)
By Cassandra Clare
To be published March 19th, 2013 by Margaret K. McElderry Books

In Clockwork Princess, Tessa and her companions travel all over the world as they race to stop the clockwork army before it’s too late. As Jem’s health worsens alarmingly and his friends search desperately for a cure, can Tessa choose between the two boys she loves—even if it means never seeing the other one again?




Y'ALL. I cannot even express with words how much I want this book! But at the same time, I've literally never been so scared to read a book! I NEED Will to get his HEA!

PS: If you get the joke with the ducks, YOU ARE AWESOME. ;)


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