Friday, October 7, 2011

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride

Released: Oct. 2010
PublisherHenry Holt

Pages: 352
Genre: Horror, Urban Fantasy

Rating: 3.8 / 5

Sam leads a pretty normal life. He may not have the most exciting job in the world, but he’s doing all right—until a fast food prank brings him to the attention of Douglas, a creepy guy with an intense violent streak.

Turns out Douglas is a necromancer who raises the dead for cash and sees potential in Sam. Then Sam discovers he’s a necromancer too, but with strangely latent powers. And his worst nightmare wants to join forces . . . or else.

With only a week to figure things out, Sam needs all the help he can get. Luckily he lives in Seattle, which has nearly as many paranormal types as it does coffee places. But even with newfound friends, will Sam be able to save his skin?

Friday, September 2, 2011

Hate List by Jennifer Brown


Released: Oct. 2010
PublisherLittle Brown

Pages: 416
Genre: Contemporary, Tragedy
Rating: 5 / 5

Five months ago, Valerie Leftman's boyfriend, Nick, opened fire on their school cafeteria. Shot trying to stop him, Valerie inadvertently saved the life of a classmate, but was implicated in the shootings because of the list she helped create. A list of people and things she and Nick hated. The list he used to pick his targets.
Now, after a summer of seclusion, Val is forced to confront her guilt as she returns to school to complete her senior year. Haunted by the memory of the boyfriend she still loves and navigating rocky relationships with her family, former friends and the girl whose life she saved, Val must come to grips with the tragedy that took place and her role in it, in order to make amends and move on with her life.

Friday, August 19, 2011

The DUFF by Kody Keplinger

Released: Sept. 2010

Pages: 288
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4 / 5

     Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn’t think she’s the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her “the Duff,” she throws her Coke in his face.

But things aren’t so great at home right now, and Bianca is desperate for a distraction. She ends up kissing Wesley. Worse, she likes it. Eager for escape, Bianca throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with him.
Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out Wesley isn’t such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she’s falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone.

Monday, August 1, 2011


YUP! I'm moving to a new house. I've been so busy lately. Sorry I haven't been able to update that much. I'll try to post when I can, but it won't be a whole lot.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Queen Bee of Bridgeton by Leslie Dubois

Released: May 2011
PublisherLittle Prince Publishing
Pages:  244

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Drama
Rating: 3 / 5

     When fifteen-year-old Sonya Garrison is accepted into the prestigious Bridgeton Academy, she soon discovers that rich girls are just as dangerous as the thugs in her home of Venton Heights. Maybe more so. After catching the eye of the star, white basketball player and unwittingly becoming the most popular girl in school, she earns the hatred of the three most ruthless and vindictive girls at Bridgeton. Can she defeat the reigning high school royalty? Or will they succeed in ruining her lifelong dream of becoming a world class dancer?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

In My Mailbox (2)

Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
Gone by Michael Grant
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Enclave by Ann Aguirre
What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
the DUFF  by Kody Keplinger