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: Flirting in ItalianAuthor: Lauren Hendersen Expected Publication: June 12, 2012 Four girls. One magical, and possibly dangerous Italian summer. Family mysteries, ancient castles, long hot nights of dancing under the stars . . . and, of course, plenty of gorgeous Italian boys! This one sounds like such a fun summer read!
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 Way We Fall (Fallen World, #1)Author: Megan Crewe Teaser (page 62) We could all die. If no one finds a cure, the government will just hold us here until the virus has infected every person on the island.
Even though they’re out of the arena, the games are still not over for Katniss and Peeta. They must now go on tour and keep up their lovers routine, in order to placate the Capitol, who views their triumph as an act of rebellion. And Katniss is now the face of this rebellion even if she didn’t mean to. Catching Fire didn’t immediately draw me in like the previous book did. Katniss’ life is so different, with the endless supply of food, money, and luxuries. She’s still her same fierce self, for the most part, but now she’s being dragged down by uncertainties. Can she keep up her charade in front of the cameras? Can she keep her family and Gale safe? Can she even keep herself alive? While the […]
Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits, and Tea to show off our newest books and book related goods!Freebie Finds: I just can’t resist! I participated in the blog tour for The Day of First Sun, so now I get to actually read the book! Don’t forget to like my Facebook page, so you don’t miss out on these deals!Galley Grabs:YES!!! I’m sooo excited that I got approved for this one!!!I’m a Winner!:Thanks so much to Maja and Lisa @ The Nocturnal Library! Purchased Picks: ReVamped was only $0.99 so how could I pass that up?! I’ve read nothing but good things about this book, and it does sound amazing! Plus I’m a bit obsessed with vampires, so I’d have to read this one sometime!Remembrance […]
There’s a lot of hype surrounding this series, and I kept putting off reading it, but I couldn’t avoid it anymore. I’m so glad that I finally read it! The Hunger Games has one of the best first chapters that I’ve read. We get a peek into everyday life in District 12 of Panem, and we get quite a bit of information about the state of this nation without being bombarded with facts. Katniss is a wonderfully, real feeling character. She’s a great narrator, and I feel like we get to know her inside and out. She’s strong, brave, caring (especially of her little sister), smart, feisty, and stubborn. I couldn’t help but root for her from the very beginning. The writing is very easy to get into, since it […]
Of Poseidon was a major disappointment. I was very excited for my first mermaid novel, and I was sadly let down. However, it wasn’t a case of having too-high expectations. I truly just did not like this book from the writing to the characters. I’m glad it was a quick read. First, I was immediately put off by the writing style and had trouble getting into the book. It has an alternating POV, which I normally love, but in this case I hated it. Emma’s chapters are in first person, which is my favorite type of narrative, but then Galen’s chapters are in third person. Why?! I always have trouble adjusting to third person after finishing a first person narrative book, but with this book, I had to get use […]
Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Pen to Paper. It’s where we get to share books that have been on our wishlists forever or are newly added. I’ll be alternating this with Waiting on Wednesday. My Amazon Wishlist is overflowing, so what title am I featuring this week…Title: A Werewolf in ManhattanSeries: Wild About You, #1 Author: Vicki Lewis Thompson Release Date: November 23, 2010 Emma Gavin writes about werewolves, but that doesn’t mean she believes in them-not until a pack of real-life New York weres decide to investigate the striking accuracy of her “fiction”. When Aiden Wallace, son and heir of the pack leader, tries to sniff out Emma’s potential informant, he discovers something even more dangerous- an undeniable attraction to her. I’m a fan of Thompson’s […]