Tuesday, October 25, 2011

TBR & A Giveaway? :D

Okay, so I'm sitting at Barnes & Noble and it's horrible. Not horrible because the bookstore is horrible, but horrible in the fact that I look at books and pick up like 10 at a time bring them back to my table and make up and even bigger to be read list and it kills me that I don't have the money to buy them nor the time to read them all right NOW. So, since I'm here, I decided I will share my to be read list with all of you. And I'd appreciate it if you'd put in the comments section whether you've read any of the books and how you rated it. :D

And since I'm feeling generous, I will like for you guys to vote on one of these books for me to read next and I will host a giveaway. How do you guys feel about that?

Little Red Reads TBR List:
1. Awake at Dawn by C.C. Hunter
2. Crave by Melissa Darnell
3. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
4. Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon
5. Gossip Girl: Psycho Killer by Cecily von Ziegesar
6. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
7. Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
8. Jane by April Lindner
9. Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin
10. Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn
11. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
12. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
13. The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong
14. Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
15. Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel
16. Fallen by Lauren Kate
17. Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia
18. Evernight by Claudia Gray
19. Elixir by Hilary Duff
20. Eve by Anna Carey
21. Drink Slay Love by Sarah Beth Durst
22. A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies

Okay, I'm done. So not, but at least for now I am. :D Let's start the voting!
xoxo stephanie

Monday, October 24, 2011

Start of the Farsighted Blog Tour!

Farsighted by Emlyn Chand was released today! And so begins our Blog Tour from 10/24-11/24. Today  I will post an interview I had with the author. I will be posting something every Monday and Thursday until 11/24/11 that deals with either Emlyn Chand or her novel "Farsighted." Hope you all enjoy and reap the benefits!

Get the kindle ebook here at Amazon!
Get the nook version today or pre-order the paperback here at B&N

LRR: What inspired you to write "Farsighted"?
EC: Everything started with a single image—my face in these tacky oversized sunglasses reflecting out at me from the car’s side mirror. I was daydreaming while my husband drove us across Michigan for my sister’s wedding. Something about my image really struck me in an almost horrific way. I felt the glasses made me look blind but found it so weird that there was still a clear image within them; it seemed so contradictory. At the time, my book club was reading The Odyssey, which features the blind Theban prophet, Tieresias. I started thinking about what it would be like to have non-visual visions of the future and began forming a modern Tieresias in my mind. Lo and behold, Alex Kosmitoras was born. I didn’t want him to be alone in his psychic subculture, so I found other characters with other powers to keep him company. Thank God for my poor fashion sense. =]

LRR: How was the writing process for you?
EC: Farsighted is the first novel I’ve felt good about enough to publish, but I actually wrote another book before it (last year). The first novel was done in one fell swoop by devoting an hour-and-a-half per day for roughly three months until I got it done. Farsighted was more of an all-or-nothing proposition. I would spend twelve hours one day on it and then walk away for several weeks. The whole process took close to a year. I finished two-thirds of it this summer when I decided to hold myself “writing hostage” at Panera. I went there when they opened at 6 AM and stayed from 8 hours at a stretch. I did this every day for about three weeks until draft 1# was done and my self-editing was complete. Then it was on to my critiquers and my editor—great, wonderful, helpful, and absolutely crucial people.

LRR: Why did you choose this particular genre and how much research did you have to do in order to make this story a success?
EC: Well, first I spent about three months trying to talk myself out of writing Farsighted. It’s too ambitious, my inner critic pointed out. You’ll never get it done, not in the way it deserves to be done, it pressed. But there was another part of me that couldn’t resist; I knew I had to at least try before giving up. I started by reading tons and tons of books—I read about world folklore and superstitions, religions especially Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, and Sikhism, psychic powers, the occult, blindness, and even Nostradamus. I learned how to cast runes and perform a ten-card Celtic Cross Tarot reading. I had nightmares for several weeks, but then they eventually stopped, and I started writing.

LRR: Who was your favorite character to write?
EC: My favorite character would have to be Shapri; she’s kind of the person I wish I could have been like back then. She’s strong, always true to herself, and won’t let anyone disrespect her. Sure, she has fears, but we all do. Shapri is the kind of girl I would love to be friends with. You know she’ll always go to bat for you when you’re too tired to step up to the plate.

LRR: I know it is fiction, but were there any little tidbits of your own life that you snuck into your novel?
EC: Oh, gosh. The only thing I can think of is the multiculturalism. Grandon is based on my hometown; it’s small and kind of boring. I couldn’t wait to escape and move on to bigger and better things. My home town was mostly Caucasian, but somehow I ended up with a very diverse set of friends even though they made up less than 1% of the student body. Fast forward a few years, and I end up marrying a man from India. He’s from New Delhi, like Simmi. I’ve always been fascinated by other cultures; I even decided to pursue my Master’s in Sociology for this very reason. I credit two early life influences for this attraction:  1) My adoration of A.C. Slater in Saved by the Bell, 2) Disney’s Aladdin being the best movie ever.

LRR: When I read, I picture a whole movie in my head. If you could cast anyone as your main characters, who would they be?
EC: Oh man! I wouldn’t mind having Taylor Lautner play Alex. As for the others, it’s just so hard to say. I wrote the entire book with only vague ideas of what they looked like, since the story is told from Alex’s point-of-view, and he’s blind. I guess I’m pretty open to the others. Definitely Taylor Lautner for Alex though ;-)

LRR: Any works in progress?
EC: I’m working on book two in the Farsighted series. It’s called Open Heart and will be written from the point-of-view of a different main character. I’m also toying with the idea of a special hardcover edition of Farsighted Book 1 with new chapters added to the end and a sneak peek of Open Heart.

LRR: Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?
EC: My advice is this:  Have fun with your writing. Don’t put pressure on yourself or your story and don’t try to fit either into some type of mold. Not every work HAS to be published, but every work will teach you something, and it will make you a better writer. Find the joy in writing, and you won’t go wrong.

Keep a look out for more to come. Including: my review of the book, book excerpts, and author guest posts!
xoxo stephanie

Blog Tour Notes

THE BOOK:  Alex Kosmitoras may be blind, but he can still “see” things others can’t.  When his unwanted visions of the future begin to suggest that the girl he likes could be in danger, he has no choice but to take on destiny and demand it reconsider. Get your copy today by visiting Amazon.com’s Kindle store or the eBook retailer of your choice. The paperback edition will be available on November 24 (for the author’s birthday).

THE CASH PRIZES:  Guess what? You could win a $100 Amazon gift card as part of this special blog tour. That’s right! Just leave a comment below saying something about the post you just read, and you’ll be entered into the raffle. I could win $100 too! Please help by voting for my blog in the traffic-breaker poll. To cast your vote, visit the official Farsighted blog tour page and scroll all the way to the bottom. Thank you for your help with that.

THE GIVEAWAYS:  Win 1 of 10 autographed copies of Farsighted before its paperback release by entering the giveaway on GoodReads. Perhaps you’d like an autographed postcard from the author; you can request one on her site.

THE AUTHOR:  Emlyn Chand has always loved to hear and tell stories, having emerged from the womb with a fountain pen grasped firmly in her left hand (true story). When she’s not writing, she runs a large book club in Ann Arbor and is the president of author PR firm, Novel Publicity. Emlyn loves to connect with readers and is available throughout the social media interweb. Visit www.emlynchand.com for more info. Don’t forget to say “hi” to her sun conure Ducky!

MORE FUN: There's more fun below. Watch the live action Farsighted book trailer and take the quiz to find out which character is most like you!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Deadly Little Secret (Touch #1)

Deadly Little Secret (Touch #1) 
by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Average Star Rating: 3.88
Source: Own
Paperback: 252 pages
Publisher: Hyperion Books

Book Summary From Goodreads:
"Some secrets shouldn't be kept....

Up until three months ago, everything in sixteen-year-old Camelia's life had been fairly ordinary: decent grades; an okay relationship with her parents; and a pretty cool part-time job at an art studio downtown. But when Ben, the mysterious new guy, starts junior year at her high school, Camelia's life becomes anything but ordinary.

Rumored to be somehow responsible for his ex-girlfriend's accidental death, Ben is immediately ostracized by everyone on campus. Except for Camelia. She's reluctant to believe the rumors, even when her friends try to convince her otherwise. She's inexplicably drawn to Ben... and to his touch. But soon, Camelia is receiving eerie phone calls and strange packages with threatening notes. Ben insists she's in danger, and that he wants to help--but can he be trusted? She knows he's hiding something... but he's not the only one with a secret.

From the best-selling author of Blue is For Nightmares comes a story of paranormal romance that's sure to be a thrilling and chilling teen favorite."

My Review:
I do have to say that the beginning of this novel reminded me a bit like Twilight. For example: Camelia encounters a near-death accident (involving a car) and our mysterious guy pushes her out of the way. They are science lab partners. And a few other similarities. However, it exceeded my expectations greatly. I liked it more than Twilight. Ben is not a vampire and when first reading, you're wondering where the paranormal stuff is. Don't worry, it's there. Ben has a gift and it's called psychometry. It's where he can see images or feelings and stuff like that when he touches people and things. Which comes in handy when Camelia starts being stalked and threatened.

There's a lot of art within this book as well. She works at an art studio and she loves to sculpt. Reading this book, made me want to try sculpting. (Beware for this book to burst some creativity into you).

Within the novel you get to read her stalker's journal entries and this is where the creep-tastic adventure comes from. While you're reading her stalker's journal, you are creeped out, get the spine-tingling shivers, and you constantly keep a look out. However, you keep wanting more. I did. I could not put this book down. 

This novel is written well. Laurie Faria Stolarz knows how to tell a story and make it interesting. There is quirkiness, romance, and thrilling suspense. All-in-all, a great combination. 

Memorable Quotes:
"You need to screw up to learn. You need to experience to create greatness."

"If it were up to me, all boys would come with a warning label: Failure to take in small doses may result in irrational behavior, poor judgment, and estrangement from one's friends."

"Love isn't rational, it's instinctive."

And.. for a creepy part (just to get you all a glimpse of the 'bad' guy):
"I saw that lingerie still in its box. How ungrateful is that? And so I ripped the material to shreds. I imagined it was her there, and then I angled my body over the clothes, teasing the fabric with the tip of my knife right before I slashed it up."

My Rating:
5 Stars

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (2)

[Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookishfeaturing a new top ten list each week. Everyone can participate just head on over to their blog and sign up. Each week they will post a new top ten list that one of our bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All they ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.]

Top Ten Books Whose Title's Or Covers Made Me Buy It:

1. Evermore by Alyson Noel

For this book it was the cover as well as the title. The cover is gorgeous and has wonderful contrast, plus it ties in to the story as well (which is awesome). 

And then the title, "Evermore" reminded me of Edgar Allen Poe with the raven saying "Nevermore." So I just had to buy the book. All-in-all, I liked this book (I will re-read it and post a review up later). 

2. The Espressologist by Kristina Springer

Again, this book was not only the cover but the title as well. The cover I think is pretty rad. I mean, look at that latte. It looks delicious and it has foam in the shape of a heart. 

The title intrigued me. I am a huge coffee fan and this just spoke to me. Again, not a bad a book. I liked it. =]

3. The Hollow by Jessica Verday

This is the cover I have and I actually prefer this one over the one with the girl on it. I think this one is prettier (it definitely led me to buying this book). I also like the title.

I have not yet read this book, but I hope it is good. 
Has anyone read this one yet?
4. Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

This cover took me in. I love this cover art. I think it's stunning. That was the main thing that made me buy this book. Then when I bought it, I read the blurb and it sounded interesting.

This one is sitting on my self, waiting for me to finish up my school books. Has anyone read this one?

5. Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolarz

This book caught my eye by the cover and title. The title was very intriguing as was the cover.

I did get a chance to read this book and I did like it very much (again, a book review will be coming soon).
6. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia

I love this cover. It's beautiful what they did with the title (pun intended :D). Also, the title is very intriguing by being a bit opposite. You don't always think of creatures being beautiful (at least that's not the first word that comes to my mind).

I haven't gotten a chance to finish this novel. I got about halfway through it and then school got in my way. Did any of you read this book?

7. A Great And Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

This title hooked me into buying the book and then I looked at the cover and I thought it was beautiful. So simple.

I actually just bought this book at one of my favorite used bookstores. Have any of you read this book?
8. Born At Midnight by C.C. Hunter

This one is one that my friend actually lent to me and before he even told me what it was about, I told him I'd read it. 

After reading it, it became one of my favorite books.
9. The Luxe by Anna Godbersen

This cover is so elegant and so classic. I loved this cover, I just had to buy it. Not to mention the title is awesome and draws you in.

This is still on my To Be Read Shelf.
10. Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty

I bought this back when I was in high school. I liked the little note thing that said "a novel" on it. I also liked the title a lot.

After buying it, I decided to get right in and read. And I did. I loved this book. I have all the other books in this series just itching to be read.

So, what's your Top Ten?
xo stephanie

Degrees of Life Bloggers NEEDED!!!

Want the chance to be a writer on a collaboration blog? Well, here's your chance to...

What it means?
It means that you get to be one of our writers. Every week on your designated day. Each week there is a different theme and on your day you write about anything as long as it pertains to that theme for the week.

What to do?
Send us an e-mail at: degrees.of.life.blog@gmail.com with:
-- your name
--your blog address (if you have one)
-- a "mock post" of any of our previous themes (check out "The Themes" page)

When does it need to be done?
As soon as possible. We do not have a set date at the moment because we are still working out a few kinks within our group. So, the sooner you get your e-mail to us, the better it will be.

We hope to hear from many of you and we love you.

[[ If you have any questions about it just e-mail me personally at eden.kaye@gmail.com ]]

Friday, October 14, 2011

Blogs To Talk About (1)

This week's Blog To Talk about is: Taneika's "Flipping Through The Pages..."

“Blogs To Talk About” Q&A

1. What’s the story behind the blog name?
Originally my blog was called “The Book Babbler”, it was on WordPress and I had to do it for a university assignment! It was called “The Book Babbl for the simple reason that I tend to babble on about nothing! When I ‘moved’ to Blogger, I decided I didn’t like that name anymore and wanted something new and something nobody else had and I came up with my current one because I love the printed word, even when I read on my e-reader, I’ve made it so the page flips! :) – By the way, that assignment was the best cos I totally love my blog now :)

2. Where is your favorite place to read?
Probably in bed but this can be detrimental to my sleeping habits! I always stay up until about 1.30am if I really love the book! Also, I just enjoy curling up on the couch and reading a book too!

3.  E-book or Hardcopy?
Well, thanks to my dad and step-mum who bought me a tablet with an e-reader for my birthday, I can really see how people get addicted to reading e-books, however, I adore my hardcopies and paperbacks and I always buy in hardcopy if I’m in love with the cover because it looks pretty on my shelf :D, add to the fact there’s just something about a broken in spine that I love.

4. Favorite book and why?
Harry Potter series, hands down. Why? Oh god. Hmm, J.K. Rowling is a master storyteller. I love how she put all these tiny little details in each book that you think are insignificant at the time but then they can turn out to be extremely helpful or turn into something huge in another book. I also love the plot, unlike so many other books, the main characters have a real purpose and a reason for everything they do, including Voldemort. In other books, it feels that sometimes the villain is created specifically for the main protagonist and whilst Voldemort obviously loathes Harry, there is a reason for this and that wasn’t how it always was. I could talk about Harry Potter forever, but there you go :)

5. What are your inspirations?
In general? Or if I attempt to write something? If it’s the former, I would have to say my step-mum and my mum, they’ve both been through an incredible amount of pain and hurt and they’re both the most wonderful people. I can tell everything to both of them and if I tell them I want to be a famous actress acting alongside Hugh Jackman one day, they won’t laugh, they encourage me! In regards to writing (which I’ve only just started to attempt :S), it would just have to be any writer who is published who really had to work to get where they are now. I am inspired by writers who didn’t get the easy way into being published. I really value hard work.

6. What do you like to do in your free time?
Apart from reading… I enjoy watching movies, I enjoy learning new things (boring, I know right?), I enjoy the nightlife/going out with friends, going out for lunch with my girls and sometimes I go into the city to shop if I have the money (which isn’t often).

7. Name a dessert, a color, a drink?
Chocolate pudding, purple, water/Coke

8. Favorite Coffee Shop?
Uhh, I’m not too big on coffee and Western Australia is pretty stingy on the coffee shop variety, but I’d have to go with Dome… especially when there used to be a Dome in Borders before it closed – along with every other book shop in Australia :( - I used to love going into there and getting a latte or a cake :D

9. If you could be one character, who would you be and why?
Sita from Christopher Pike’s Last Vampire series.. Sita is awesome, she is over 5000 years old, a vampire, has incredible strength and all that jazz and she is such a well-developed character. Although she is a vampire, she has so much feeling.  To everybody who hasn’t read The Last Vampire series (or the Thirst series, whatever), READ THEM NOW!

Thanks :D

If you want to be a part of "Blogs To Talk About" just click on the page that says "Blogs To Talk About" and follow the instructions! If I have enough people to submit, I will be posting a new Blog To Talk About every Thursday!

xo stephanie

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Lost Amongst the Shelves Giveaway

Lost Amongst the Shelves

From the site:

"It's been approximately 2 months since starting up my blog, Lost Amongst the Shelves, and I cannot even begin to describe the overwhelming support I've received. Even cooler are the friendships that I've started to make with fellow bloggers who have reached out to me. Its just been so nice having people to talk to who get just as excited over a book as I do!
To say thank you to all my followers I am holding my first every giveaway! The winner will receive a $15 book of their choice from The Book Depository!
  • It is International as long as The Book Depository ships to your country
  • This giveaway is opened October 11, 2011 and will close November 1, 2011
  • Participants must be 13 years or older to enter
  • You must be a follower to enter this giveaway
  • You can grab my giveaway button on the side of this blog
  • A winner will be chosen randomly and emailed
  • If I reach 200 followers before the end of this contest a SECOND winner will also be chosen!
Good luck and thank you again to all my followers for making my first 2 months as wonderful as it has been."

So, go to the site and enter!!
xo stephanie

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Dazzling Reads Giveaway!

Dazzling Reads is having a YA Autumn Giveaway and you could win one of these books:

Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick 
Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
The Pledge by Kimberly Derting
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa
Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel
Daughter of Smoke and Bones by Laini Taylor
Shatter me by Tahereh Mafi
Crossed by Ally Condie
Legend by Marie Lu

Just click on the "Dazzling Reads" at the top and fill out the form!

xo stephanie

Bookaholic is having a Giveaway Extravaganza!

Want to participate and potentially win this giveaway?!

Go there for the details! There will be another button that goes directly to the giveaway post but it's not up yet!

xoxo stephanie

New Title and New Link!

What once was Confessions of a Bookworm is now Little Red Reads.

also, my link has changed and it is now http://www.little-red-reads.blogspot.com

Here is my Blog Button:

Little Red Reads

Just wanted all of you to know! =]

xo stephanie

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Just So You All Know...

Stuck In Books is hosting a giveaway from Harper Teen. The giveaway includes 5 books to one lucky follower of Stuck In Books. There are only 4 days left, so go join! Here's the LINK =]

I'm thinking about changing the name of the blog. I want something more catchy. =]

In case my link changes, I wanted you guys to know. =]

xo stephanie

Top Ten Tuesday (1)

[Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookishfeaturing a new top ten list each week. Everyone can participate just head on over to their blog and sign up. Each week they will post a new top ten list that one of our bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All they ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.]

Top Ten Books I Wish I Could Read Again For The First Time:

1. Born At Midnight by C.C. Hunter: I absolutely loved this book and cannot wait to read the second book in the series (Awake At Dawn) which came out today!

2. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen: This book has been one of my favorites ever since I read it back when I was a young teen.

3. The Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead: This series is by far one of my favorite YA series.

4. Sloppy Firsts and the rest of The Jessica Darling Series by Megan McCafferty: If you have not read this series, you should. And, I think they are making a movie of this series; which I am super excited about

5. The Giver by Lois Lowry: I first read this when I was in the 8th grade and I thought it was superb.

6. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen: Sarah Dessen always gets me with her books.

7. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous: If you've read this.. I think you'll agree. Depressingly amazing.

8. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult: This book had me on the edge of my seat with every page and by the ending I was in tears.

9. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley: Classic. Enough Said.

10. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte: This is a wonderfully written and at times a bit creepy but it was such a great story.

What are your Top Ten?
xo stephanie

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #1

Waiting on Wednesday will be one of many weekly memes I will be starting on here. Waiting on Wednesday is a pre-publication "I can't wait to read this!" It is hosted by Breaking the Spine 

This week's selection is:

Awake at Dawn 
by C.C. Hunter
TBR: October 11, 2011

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Now that she’s settled in at Shadow Falls Camp, Kylie Galen’s determined to discover the extent of her supernatural abilities.  But with a ghost insisting someone Kylie loves is about die, a rogue vampire on a murdering rampage, and her sixth sense telling her someone is watching her, Kylie’s quest for answers is quickly put on hold. 

To make matters worse, just when she’s about to give her heart to Derek, a half-fairy, he starts pulling away.  When Lucas, a werewolf with whom Kylie shares a secret past, returns, Kylie’s feels more conflicted than ever. Her weekend with her mom should have been the just the break Kylie needs, but it turns out to be her breaking point.  Someone from the dark side of the supernatural world has plans for Kylie--and it'll take all her resources to get back to Shadow Falls alive... 

What's your Waiting on Wednesday?


Born At Midnight (Shadow Falls #1)

Born At Midnight (Shadow Falls #1)
by C.C. Hunter
Average Star Rating: 4.10
Source: Borrowed from a friend
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Book Summary from Goodreads:  
Don’t miss this spectacular new series that will steal your heart and haunt your dreams,  Welcome to Shadow Falls camp, nestled deep in the woods of a town called Fallen…
One night Kylie Galen finds herself at the wrong party, with the wrong people, and it changes her life forever.  Her mother ships her off to Shadow Falls—a camp for troubled teens, and within hours of arriving, it becomes painfully clear that her fellow campers aren’t just “troubled.”  Here at Shadow Falls, vampires, werewolves, shapshifters, witches and fairies train side by side—learning to harness their powers, control their magic and live in the normal world.
Kylie’s never felt normal, but surely she doesn’t belong here with a bunch of paranormal freaks either.  Or does she?  They insist Kylie is one of them, and that she was brought here for a reason.  As if life wasn’t complicated enough, enter Derek and Lucas.  Derek’s a half-fae who’s determined to be her boyfriend, and Lucas is a smokin’ hot werewolf with whom Kylie shares a secret past.  Both Derek and Lucas couldn’t be more different, but they both have a powerful hold on her heart. 
Even though Kylie feels deeply uncertain about everything, one thing is becoming painfully clear—Shadow Falls is exactly where she belongs…

My Review:

Kylie gets in trouble with her parents by being at a party that the cops showed up at. Kylie is then sent to the Shadow Falls Camp. She is told that it is a camp for troubled teens. She soon finds out that they're not troubled because they always get in trouble, however, they are troubled because they are finding themselves. Kylie is sucked into a world of "freaks". There are vampires, werewolves, fairies, witches, and shapeshifters. Kylie doesn't want to be one of them, but she soon finds out that she's exactly where she belongs.

This book was fast-paced. It kept me interested and wanting more. I really liked the fact that it had an eerie realm to it. I also enjoyed the fact that it wasn't just focused on one type of paranormal character, but several. There were a few typos but not enough to make me hate the book. I like how I could relate to Kylie and the other characters. The plot makes you think it's taking you down one road and then all of a sudden you're on a different one. 

Memorable Quotes:

"Just because a guy rings your bell, doesn't mean you have to toot his horn."
"She's a serial kisser. I think her parents are French."

"'Change is mind. Tell him you're sorry you grilled his shorts.' That you're sorry you've got ice running through your veins."

"She already had a headache-she didn't want to add 'get tortured' to today's to-do list."

My Rating:
5 Stars  

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Confessions of a Bookworm

This is my blog where I review and talk about books that I will be reading. I will let my viewers and followers to recommend books to me and once I get settled into all of this and get a sufficient amount of followers I will do book giveaways.

So, stay tuned and enjoy!