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October 30, 2010

In my Mailbox (3)

Welcome to  In My Mailbox! IMM is a meme started  at The Story Siren with some inspiration from Alea of Pop Culture Junkie.

IMM explores the weekly contents of my mailbox & books bought. Anyone can participate in IMM and you are not limited to only sharing books that arrive via your mailbox. You can also share books that you've bought or books that you've gotten at the library.

This week I got two books I've really been looking forward to. I got Beatiful Darkness by Magaret Stohl  and Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick!!


October 23, 2010

In my Mailbox (2)

Welcome to  In My Mailbox! IMM is a meme started  at The Story Siren with some inspiration from Alea of Pop Culture Junkie.

IMM explores the weekly contents of my mailbox & books bought. Anyone can participate in IMM and you are not limited to only sharing books that arrive via your mailbox. You can also share books that you've bought or books that you've gotten at the library.

This week I unfortunately only got one. It was one I have been looking forward to for ages so that's exciting for me :) It is..

Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis

So I can't wait to start reading this one.


On My Wishlist

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where I list all the books I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. I ran out of time yesterday so I'm doing it today.

Parnormalcy by Kiersten White
Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours.
So much for normal.

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
While other teenage girls daydream about boys, Calla Tor imagines ripping out her enemies’ throats. And she wouldn’t have it any other way. Calla was born a warrior and on her eighteenth-birthday she’ll become the alpha female of the next generation of Guardian wolves. But Calla’s predestined path veers off course the moment she saves the life of a wayward hiker, a boy her own age. This human boy’s secret will turn the young pack's world upside down and forever alter the outcome of the centuries-old Witches' War that surrounds them all.


October 20, 2010

Book Review ~ Boys that Bite

Title: Boys that Bite
Author: Mari Mancusi
Cover: 4
Rating: 3.5

Technically Sunshine can't get killed—because she's immortal. Well, not quite yet. Due to the worst case of mistaken identity with her dark-side-loving twin sister at a Goth club called Club Fang, Magnus, a vampire hottie, went for Sunshine's innocent neck. Now if she doesn't reverse it in time, Magnus will be her blood mate forever and she's doomed to be a blood-gulping, pasty, daylight-hating vampire. That would seriously bite. And now, after the unfortunate slaying of the vampire leader, Sunshine, her sister Rayne, and Magnus must find the one thing that can solve her problem: the Holy Grail. They wish it were a joke but it's not. It's absolutely necessary that Sunshine gets out of this in time, because somehow she scored the hottest prom date in her school, the mouth-watering Jake Wilder. So she just can't be a vampire for the prom-let alone the rest of eternity.

Boys That Bite is the first of a series of vampire books by Young Adult author Mari Mancusi. This book was a really easy read and found myself finishing it in a matter of hours! At first I was put off by the names of the twins.. seriously Sunshine and Rayne? To later find out it was because their parents were hippies back in the day, which I then decided it was rather funny. This book is full of slang which kind of annoyed me, it made it seem almost childish with some of the phrases she used. I did actually enjoy this book but I think the problems were overcome way to quickly and it was quite predictable . I really like the ending, even if it's not for the best but I think it'll add so much story to the next books (which I will read eventually). This book is a great light read :)


Book Review ~ Glass Houses

Title: Glass Houses
Author: Rachel Caine
Cover: 1
Rating: 3.8 (couldn't give it a clear rating :P)

College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation, where the popular girls never let her forget just where she ranks in the school's social scene: somewhere less than zero. When Claire heads off campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Her new roommates don't show any signs of life, but they come out fighting when the town's deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood...

Glass Houses is the first book in the Morganville Vampires series written by fantasy author Rachel Caine. When Claire moves into her dorm she is bullied to the point of being physically harmed. She moves out and finds refuge at the Glass House where she meets Michael, Shane and Eve. I really love the relationship between Claire and Shane, in a typical book they would be all over each other by the end, and I liked that Rachel Caine didn't do this. I personally have only really read vampire books were the vampires are good so I found it really refreshing that the vampires were the ones to fear. Overall this book is pretty good (I read it in one day), and I reccommend it for anyone who loves a good twist and a bit of action.

October 19, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can join in, all you have to do is the following:

- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two  “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Title: Beautiful Creatures
Author: Garcia & Stohl
"I was holding her wrist so tightly, I was sure it would break. But I didn't care, I wouldnt't let go ... Pulling me away from the tree, away from her. I felt her wrist sliding through my fingers. I couldn't hold on any longer. "

"I slid my arms around her neck, ignoring her. But she went on. " I don't want you to see me like that."
"I don't care." I kissed her on the cheek.

Unfortunately they aren't the best of teasers... but it happened to be the page I opened. I am actually loving this book so far and I've barely started.
Happy Reading

October 11, 2010

In my Mailbox

Hey Guys,

This is my first " In my mailbox"! I'll try to do it every week, so you can see ' whats in my mailbox'. IMM was started by The Story Siren (http://www.thestorysiren.com/)

This week I got...

Library: Dark Secrets 1 by Elizabeth Chandler & Undead and Unemployed by Maryjanice Davidson
Mailbox: Wings by Aprilynne Pike & The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong

I am actually waiting for Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis as well.... hopefully it comes soon!

Feel free to do in my mailbox and just post your link to the bottom of this post!

Thanks ~T

October 10, 2010


Hey guys, i just entered a contest to win a "parnormal prize pack" on the under cover book lovers blog! (international)

I also entered one to win Firelight by Sophie Jordan (international) Here's hoping!
If you wanted to enter here are the links


Book Review ~ Sleeping with the Fishes

Title: Sleeping with the Fishes
Author: MaryJancie Davidson
Rating: 5

Fred is not your ordinary mermaid. She's not blonde. She's not buxom. And she's definitely not perky. In fact, Fred can be downright cranky. And it doesn't help matters that her hair is blue.

Fred is a force to be reckoned with, she doesn’t do what other people tell her to do, she’s very unique and holds her own. She reminds me of Betsy from MaryJanice Davidson’s ‘Queen Betsy’ series. They have similar attitudes in that they are always right and they are both outstandingly funny with their snappy humour.

The first page had me laughing so hard, it would have been the most awkward moment in the history of awkward moments! The book was such a great read and can safely say that MaryJanice Davidson is one of my all time favourite authors! This book is a   MUST read!

(next book is swimming without a net)


October 8, 2010

Book Review ~ Knight Angels

Title: Knight Angels
Author: Abra Ebner
Rating: 3.5
Cover: 5
When seventeen-year-old Jane Taylor witnessed her father's death, something happened to her. Ever since, her thoughts have been consumed by death, going so far as to foresee the ever-changing deaths of those around her. Sixteen-year-old Emily Taylor resented her sister's closeness with their father, who died when she was six. With the strange ability to read minds, she drowns the voices out with drugs, sending Jane over the edge. When seventeen-year-old Wes Green was adopted, he moved in next door to Jane, finding in her a childhood friend turned high-school crush. All summer, the pain in his bones seemed unwarranted. He was done growing long ago. When senior year starts, however, the pain only gets worse. The foreseen changes are not expected, and far too animal for his taste. When Max Gordon found himself standing above the dying body of an innocent seven-year-old girl, he saw in her eyes something he hadn't seen in the century he'd spent roaming Earth. Her father was already dead, but there was hope to save her. Jane was her name, and already she was all he ever wanted. It was his job to bring her back, and it was his job to protect her - the biggest mistake of his life. When these four teens enter Glenwood High their senior year, no one but Max could understand the future ahead of them. Drawn together by blood and friendship, they each hide a dark secret that will soon bind them together. Max has to protect Jane, Jane wants to be normal, Wes wants Jane to love him, and Emily just wants the voices to stop... But their fate just wants them dead.

I looked forward to reading this book as soon as I saw it. The book is written in 5 different perspectives the characters these being Jane, Max, Wes, Emily, Sarah. When I first started reading it I found it some what childish and wasn't into it much at all. It was an "easy read" but because of the constant change of perspective it was hard to grasp a proper feel for the characters. It progressed nicely and I began to be more intrigued! If you are after a book that has you on the edge of your seat, this is not the book for you as it was very predictable and at times boring.
Despite all that the book was actually pretty good, I love reading about angels so that was a bonus and made the book a lot more interesting. I really loved Emily and Wes and I can safely they were my favourite characters! Emily is her own person who is simply read wrong by others and I enjoyed her relationship with Wes. Wes was also a great character although at times I became frustrated with his infatuation with Jane (mainly because I do not like her all to much, despite her huge roll in the book.)

This was a pretty good book, and I would love to read the next one (book of revenge).


October 6, 2010

Book Review ~ Unraveled

Title: Unraveled
Author: Gena Showalter
Rating: 4.5
Cover: 4.5

For once Haden Stone has everything he wants.
A Home
the girl of his dreams

Too bad he’s going to die…Since coming to Crossroads, Oklahoma, former outcast Aden Stone has been living the good life. Never mind that one of his best friends is a werewolf, his girlfriend is a vampire princess who hungers for his blood, and he’s supposed to be crowned Vampire King – while still a human! Well, kind of.
With four – oops, three now — human souls living inside his head, Aden has always been “different” himself. These souls can time travel, raise the dead, possess another’s mind, and, his least favorite these days, tell the future.

The forecast for Aden? A knife through the heart.
Because a war is brewing between the creatures of the dark, and Aden is somehow at the center of it all. But he isn’t about to lie down and accept his destiny without a fight. Not when his new friends have his back, not when Victoria has risked her own future to be with him, and not when he has a reason to live for the first time in his life…

This is the second book to Intertwined, which was an amazing read! If you love paranormal books, this is the book for you. Including vampires, Werewolves,  Fairies, witches, goblins, demons! It is amazing. Waiting for this book was absolute torture. To be honest it did take me a little while to get into this book... but about halfway through i couldn't stop reading. I really like the way Gena Showalter writes, so that was a bonus for me!

The ending to this book was CRAZY i couldn't believe it! My jaw literally dropped! I just stared at the page for at least five minutes!!! I need the next one!

Overall this book is captivating and full of all the things I love! Well done to Gena Showalter!!!