Zara White suspects there's a freaky guy semi-stalking her. She's also obsessed with phobias. And it's true, she hasn't exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But exiling herself to shivery Maine to live with her grandmother? That seems a bit extreme. The move is supposed to help her stay sane...but Zara's pretty sure her mom just can't deal with her right now.
She couldn't be more wrong. Turns out the semi-stalker is not a figment of Zara's overactive imagination. In fact, he's still following her, leaving behind an eerie trail of gold dust. There's something not right--not human--in this sleepy Maine town, and all signs point to Zara.
In this creepy, compelling breakout novel, Carrie Jones delivers romance, suspense, and a creature you never thought you'd have to fear.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Need by Carrie Jones Review
Friday, October 30, 2009
How to Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier Review
Welcome to New Avalon, where everyone has a personal fairy. Though invisible to the naked eye, a personal fairy--like a specialized good luck charm--is vital to a person's success. It might determine whether you make a sports team, pass a class, or find that perfect outfit. But for fourteen-year-old Charlie, having a parking fairy is worse than having nothing at all--especially when the school bully carts her around like his private parking pass.
Enter: The Plan. At first, teaming up with her archenemy, Fiorenze (who has an all-the-boys-like-you fairy), seems like a great idea. But when Charlie unexpectedly gets her hearts desire, it isn't at all how she thought it would be, and she'll have to resort to extraordinary measures to set things right.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Comments = Love Contest #1 winner is.......TEPH!
Nancy Holder Book Bundle winner is......ILONGA!!
Congrats you guys! I've emailed you both so be sure to please email me back with some mailing addresses soon!
As for everyone else, be sure to check out the other contests going on at my blog, such as Hold Still by Nina LaCour or 100 Follower's contest .
Monday, October 26, 2009
Contest: Hold Still by Nina LaCour
Devastating, hopeful, hopeless, playful...in words and illustrations, Ingrid left behind a painful farewell in her journal for Caitlin. Now Caitlin is left alone, by loss and by choice, struggling to find renewed hope in the wake of her best friend's suicide. With the help of family and newfound friends, Caitlin will encounter first love, broaden her horizons, and start to realize that true friendship didn't die with Ingrid. And the journal which once seemed only to chronicle Ingrid's descent into depression, becomes the tool by which Caitlin once again reaches out to all those who loved Ingrid--and Caitlin herself.
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Nina will be doing an author event at Borders in San Francisco, which will be streaming LIVE on the POV site on October 28th, at 7 PM Pacific time. Go HERE to watch the event.
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Contest ends on November 7th, 2009 at midnight.
This contest is only open to US and Canada.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Big Box Challenge at Princess Bookie's
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Surprise Contest at Princess Bookie's
8 of my favorite things
1. Books (Ah, books...)
2. "Fireflies" by Owl City (Cannot get it out of my head)
3. Veronica Mars TV series (the most kick-$#* sleuth ever)
4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series (Well, she'll just hurt you, lol)
5. Meg Cabot's blog (Or just Meg Cabot in general, she cracks me up)
6. Blogger (Cuz without it, I would be soooo bored!)
7. Nice people (How do you not love them?)
8. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (HEAVEN)
In My Mailbox (6)
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Girl in the Arena Trailer (totally awesome!)
Lol, I love it. So brilliant.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Interview: ICE by Sarah Beth Durst
Monday, October 19, 2009
Pretty Little Devils by Nancy Holder Review
Some girls would kill to be part of the in crowd.
Popularity is the one thing Hazel wants....High school junior Hazel Stone is sick of being stuck with the c-listers. She'll do anything to be one of the Pretty Little Devils, her school's most coveted clique. The PLDS are famous for their secret soirees, held in the oversized suburban homes of the people they babysit for. So when Sylvia invites her to one of the PLD parties, Hazel couldn't be more thrilled!
Little does she know...
Hazel's new social status comes with a price. Sure, it's fun skinny-dipping in infinity pools and drinking the contents of well-stocked rec rooms...after the kids are in bed. But when the lights go out, this babysitter has to deal with more than monsters in the closet. Nasty things start happening. Frightening crank calls. A cat gone missing. Mysterious threats. It seems that someone's jealous of newly popular Hazel...Deadly jealous.
When other babysitters start turning up dead, Hazel has to figure out who to trust, before someone turns their backstabbing ways on her.
Possessions by Nancy Holder Review
New girl Lindsay can't figure out what's going on with popular Mandy and her followers. And what Lindsay doesn't know can hurt her. Long ago, someone at Marlwood made a grave mistake--and girls died because of it. Now spirits who were silent for two hundred years have woken up. These spirits need to take possession. And they must have their revenge.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Alright, you may have noticed...my blog has a new look! (I finally got sick of only having one sidebar!)
So please, if you come across posts that look atrocious, don't judge too harshly. I'm working on fixing it all soon!
Let me know what you think of it!
*edit* 148 followers! EEEEPPP! I love you people,
In My Mailbox (5)
Friday, October 16, 2009
Lament by Maggie Stiefvater Review
Sixteen-year-old Deirdre Monaghan is a painfully shy but prodigiously gifted musician. She's about to find out she's also a cloverhand--one who can see fairies. When a mysterious boy enters her ordinary suburban life, seemingly out of nowhere, Deirdre finds herself infatuated. Trouble is, the enigmatic and conflicted Luke turns out to be a gallowglass--a souless faerie assassin--and Deirdre is meant to be his next mark. Deirdre has to decide if Luke's feelings towards her are real, or only a way to lure her deeper into the world of Faerie.
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan Review
In Mary's world, there are simple truths.
The Sisterhood always knows best.
The Guardians will protect and serve.
The Unconsecrated will never relent.
And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village. The fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth.
But slowly, Mary's truths are failing her. She's learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and it's secrets, and the Guardians and their power. And, when the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness.
Now she must choose between her village and her future, between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded by so much death?