I’ve been really excited to finally read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and it did not disappoint…for the most part. I was immediately drawn in by Jacob’s grandfather’s story of his childhood at a strange orphanage on a mysterious island. How much of those stories was actually true is something Jacob isn’t sure about until his grandfather passes away and his last words send Jacob to the island where he grew up. Once there he begins to unearth the secrets of old orphanage and learns more about his grandfather than he’s ever known.Mixed into the story are eerie photographs of the peculiar children who resided at this orphanage. Many of them are just old photographs, but some are quite odd, and a few are down right creepy. There were […]
In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren to show off our newest books: purchases, borrows, ARCs, galleys, etc. Library Loot: Finally!!! I’ve been on the wait-list since October, I think. It’s about time!Something Special: My mom bought it, since she got sick of waiting for Netflix. It was really good, but the book is loads better. I recommend both though. 🙂 So, what’s in your mailbox?
The Savage Blood starts out one year after the events of the previous book as Clara and Company make their way towards Cape Cod in search of Clara’s birth mother. My first thought was “nooooo!!!” since I really wanted to know what the immediate effects of those ending events were. Unfortunately, we don’t get filled in either. Clara has stepped up to her new position as Queen, but she’s still her same nice, considerate self. However, she’s still shaken from the abuse of Prince Frederic, and she goes through some obvious changes. But that’s to be expected after the abuse she’s experience, and all of the new situations she’s been placed in. She also has to deal with all of the tension between the men while traveling away from her […]
The abundance of dome living within Dystopian novels is making me nervous. It really seems like a possibility. In The Pearl Savage something happens in 1890 that makes the Earth rather inhabitable. The young, healthy people were selected to live within the spheres, while the old and sick were left outside. 140 years later, time inside the spheres is frozen. The people still speak like they’re in 1890, retained the mannerisms, as well as the fashion, but outside it’s much different, much more savage. Clara, a princess in the sphere, dreams of exploring her wild surrounds, but of course that’s not allowed.I immediately felt terrible for Clara! She’s such a nice, considerate, and helpful person. She cares about the people of her Kingdom and even works among them to do […]
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. It’s so we can show what pre-published books we’re anticipating!So what title am I featuring this week… Title: In Too DeppAuthor: Amanda GraceExpected Publication: February 8, 2012 GoodReads BlurbI never meant for anyone to get hurt. All I wanted to do that night was make a play for Carter Davis. His heartless rejection was mortifying, but people got the wrong idea when they saw me leaving his bedroom, crying. That’s how rumors of rape started.Now girls at school are pouring out their sympathy to me. Guys too. But not everyone’s on my side. The school has become a war zone and the threats are getting scary. What began as poetic justice has morphed into something bigger-forcing […]
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:• Grab your current read• Open to a random page• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!Title: The Pearl SavageSeries: Savage, #1Author: Tamara Rose Blodgett Teaser (page unknown)However, there was also the matter of the airways on the throat Clara claimed to have seen…gills, as a sea creature has. Charles could only surmise that this was […]
In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren to show off our newest books: purchases, borrows, ARCs, galleys, etc.Freebie Finds:The first one sounds really awesome. The second one…sounds strange; It’s the first 5 books in the Weetzie Bat series, and yeah…they sound strange. But I like strange. I’m going to need to plot out some time to tackle my freebie collection…I’m a Winner!:After a few mix ups, I finally got my last prize from the Erotic Enchants Holiday Party! I’m very to excited to finally read this series. The second one is an autographed paperback which I won from a giveaway at Bookish! I’ll be reading the first book, The Pearl Savage, soon so that I can read this one too. 😀So, what’s in […]