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

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Desires of the Dead By Kimberly Derting

Released: February 2011
Pages: 368
Genre: Romance, Mystery, Supernatural
Rating: 3.5 / 5

Violet can sense the echoes of those who've been murdered—and the matching imprint that clings to their killers. Only those closest to her know what she is capable of, but when she discovers the body of a young boy she also draws the attention of the FBI, threatening her entire way of life. 

As Violet works to keep her morbid ability a secret, she unwittingly becomes the object of a dangerous obsession. Normally she'd turn to her best friend, Jay, except now that they are officially a couple, the rules of their relationship seem to have changed. And with Jay spending more and more time with his new friend Mike, Violet is left with too much time on her hands as she wonders where things went wrong. But when she fills the void by digging into Mike's tragic family history, she stumbles upon a dark truth that could put everyone in danger

Flawless by Lara Chapman

Released: May 2011
Publisher:  Bloomsbury
Pages: 255
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Drama
Rating: 3 / 5    

           Sarah Burke is just about perfect. She's got killer blue eyes, gorgeous blond hair, and impeccable grades. There's just one tiny-all right, enormous-flaw: her nose. But even that's not so bad. Sarah's got the best best friend and big goals for print journalism fame. On the first day of senior year, Rock Conway walks into her journalism class and, well, rocks her world. Problem is, her best friend, Kristen, falls for him too. And when Rock and Kristen stand together, it's like Barbie and Ken come to life. So when Kristen begs Sarah to help her nab Rock, Sarah does the only thing a best friend can do-she agrees. For someone so smart, what was she thinking? This hip retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac is filled with hilariously misguided matchmaking, sweet romance, and a gentle reminder that we should all embrace our flaws.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sorry for the lack of reviews.

I know I just started this blog, but the screen flipped off of my netbook. It took a while to get back into action. So, I'm back to blogging.
I don't have any blogspot followers, but hopefully there are some of you who's read what little I've posted.
From now on I'll be reviewing more frequently

Across the Universe By Beth Revis

Released: January 2011
Publisher:  Razorbill
Pages: 398
Genre: Science Fiction, Romance, Mystery
Rating: 3.5 / 5

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.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Just Listen By Sarah Dessen

Released: April 2006
Pages: 384
Genre: Family, Romance, Drama
Rating: 3/5

                            When Annabel, the youngest of three beautiful sisters, has a bitter falling out with her best friend—the popular and exciting Sophie—she suddenly finds herself isolated and friendless. but then she meets Owen—a loner, passionate about music and his weekly radio show, and always determined to tell the truth. And when they develop a friendship, Annabel is not only introduced to new music but is encouraged to listen to her own inner voice. with Owen's help, can Annabel find the courage to speak out about what exactly happened the night her friendship with Sophie came to a screeching halt?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

In My Mailbox (1)

In My Mailbox is hosted by TheStorySiren.
In a IMM post I will tell you the books I've gotten in the mail, bought, given to me.....

Divergent By Veronica Roth

               Released: May 2011
               Pages: 487
               Genre: Dystopian, Romance  
               Rating:  3.8 / 5
     In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself. During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.