Sunday, February 28, 2010

In My Mailbox (#5)



In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

This week I received the following books either in the mail or at the bookstore:

Sunshine by Robin Mckinley
You Are So Undead To Me by Stacy Jay
Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten
The Naughty List by Suzanne Young

It seems like I'm receiving more than I'm reading. HMM, better step it up!

XOXO, everyone!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Forget-Her-Nots and more!

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As you can see, Amy Brecount White is hosting a contest on her website. It's pretty fun. It's like a blog scavenger hunt and the prizes are well worth while! One of the prizes is a signed copy of Forget-Her-Nots. I'm currently reading it (*points to currently reading widget*), on page 300ish, and I'm letting you know it's something worth checking out! It's cute and original. I should be done with it by tonight (or tomorrow) so expect the review on Monday.

AAANNNDDD, if you have yet to pre-order your copy of Forget-Her-Nots, never fear! It's releases this coming Tuesday :)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Boys Next Door



Synopsis: Cute, available, and one cabin over....

Lori lives for summertime on the lake. She spends all season wakeboarding, swimming, and hanging with her friends — including the two hotties in the house next door. With the Vader brothers, Lori's always been one of the guys.
But while Lori and the "baby" brother, Adam, are inseparable friends, she can't deny a secret crush on Sean, the older Vader boy. This year Sean's been paying Lori a lot of attention, and not in a brotherly way.

But just as Lori decides to prove to Sean she's girlfriend material, she realizes that her role as girl friend to Adam may be even more important. And by trying so hard for the perfect summer romance, she could be going way overboard...


This book sealed the deal and locked me down as a Jennifer Echols fan. Who doesn't love an easy going romantic comedy? In my book, Jennifer Echols can do no wrong!

The Boys Next Door starts off the summer before Sean leaves for college. Lori has a secret crush on Sean and is determined to finally seal him in as her boyfriend. She exchanges her tomboy looks for a teeny weeny bikini and a pair of Steve Madden heels. Sean begins to take notice, and Lori believes she's making progress. Of course, when it comes to boys and relationships, it's easier said than done. A night of scandal turns things around and causes Lori to compete for Sean's affection. Lori creates this plan which involves Adam, Lori's friend and Sean's younger brother. The only thing is, the more time Lori spends with Adam, the more her feelings for him begin to grow. But is Adam interested in her as well or is he just sticking to the plan? And what about Sean?

I completely adored this book. It's too cute for words. I grew up around boys so I know what it's like to be the only girl and a tomboy. I honestly think a couple verbal "Awws" left my lips as I was reading this. I must admit, I googled some of the wakeboarding terms. I had no idea what they were! Do you know what a S bend is? Youtube it! Trust me. You'll be picturing Lori doing these killer moves, and it'll make The Boys Next door even more enjoyable. My only regret is not reading this during the summer. All I want to do now is go to the lake!

Of course, I wouldn't be me without mentioning a swoon worthy boy. It really is a rarity when I fall for a Beta, but Adam is just so adorable. I couldn't resist. He's the best friend-sweetheart guy that every girl dreams of finding. He's the Chandler to Lori's Monica. Sorry for my Friends reference, but I couldn't help it! Whenever he says "or what," it makes me want to jump in the book and hug him. He really is a cutie.

I recommend this to fans of Sarah Dessen and Elizabeth Scott. Just make sure you read it over the summer! If not, you'll be suffering from a case of the summer blues.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (#9)


Synopsis: In a dark and seedy underground of burned-out rock stars and angels- turned-vampires, a revolutionary neuroscientist and a fallen angel must pit medicine against mythology in an attempt to erase their tortured pasts...but at what cost?

Olivia, vampire and fallen angel of desire, is hopeless...and damned. Since the fall from Eden, she has hungered for love, but fed only on desire. Dominic O'Shaughnessy is a neuroscientist plagued by impossible visions. When his research and her despair collide at L'OtelMathillide- a subterranean hell of beauty, demons, and dreams-rationalist and angel unite in a clash of desire and damnation that threatens to destroy them both.


Most books I post about are YA, but this one was just too juicy to pass up! If you're under 18, please ask your parent's permission! Back on topic, And Fallen, Fly seems to be getting great reviews on Goodreads. Someone wrote that it reminded her of Alice in Wonderland. I know, weird, but awesome if true!

Release date : March 2nd

Other March 2nd releases:

Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecount White
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Save up now because March 2nd will be an expensive day.

XOXO!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

1 week till the release of Hex Hall


Synopsis: When Sophie Mercer turned thirteen, she discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-Gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father--an elusive European warlock--only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hecate Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward prodigium, a.k.a. witches, fae, and shapeshifters. By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard. Three powerful enemies who look like supermodels; a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock; a creepy, tag-along ghost; and a new roommate, who happens to be the most-hated person and only vampire on campus. Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her friend Jenna is the number one suspect. Meanwhile, Sophie has a more personal shock to grapple with. Not only is her father the head of the prodigium council, he's the most powerful warlock in the world, and Sophie is his heir. As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all prodigium, especially her.

This is one of the books on my Debut Authors list and one of the ones I'm looking forward to the most! I've pre-ordered my copy, have you?

Release date (if you don't want to do the math) : March 2nd

Teaser Tuesday


Teaser Tuesday is weekly meme hosted by Mizb at Should be Reading

The rules are simple:

-Grab your current read
-Open to a random page
-Share 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 Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week's teaser is from Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecount White

"The bell rang just above her head, and she covered her ears. 'Merde.' Excessive crushing wasn't an accepted excuse for tardiness." pg 58

Forget-Her-Nots releases March 2nd. Expect the review by the end of the week.

XOXO

Monday, February 22, 2010

In My Mailbox (#4)

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I know what you're thinking, "Lena, why are you doing 2 IMMs in one day?" Well, I was surprised with some new books today, and I couldn't wait to share it with you!

As you can see, I received an arc of Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecount White which I'm starting tonight. I want to finish it and post my review before the release on March 2nd.

And I also got Waiting For You by Susane Colansanti.

So YAAAAY!

*does a little dance*

Also, stay tuned b/c right after the Going Too Far Contest, I'm starting my March Giveaway. Trust me, it's going to be FABULOUS! Biggest and best one yet!

XOXO,
BAG (Book Addict Girl)

In My Mailbox (#3)




In My Mailbox is a weekly meme inspired by Alea and hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren

Here we go:

Magic Burns and Magic Stricks by Ilona Andrews : Book 2 and 3 of the Magic Burns series

Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors: I've heard this book is super cute.

What Would Emma Do by Eileen Cook: It seems to be the time of the "girls crushing over their friend's boyfriends" era. I've heard this one was funny and cute!

3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows by Ann Brashares: I've hearded mixed reviews for this one, but since it's from the author of The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants, I thought I'd give it a whirl.

Graceling (The Seven Kingdoms Trilogy, Book 1) by Kristin Cashore : Special thanks to my girl Maggie for sending me this. Can't wait to crack it open.

And that's it for this week's IMM. Hope you enjoyed it :)

XOXO

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Gone (the last of the Dream Catcher trilogy)



Synopsis: Janie thought she knew what her future held. And she thought she’d made her peace with it. But she can’t handle dragging Cabel down with her.

She knows he will stay with her, despite what she sees in his dreams. He’s amazing. And she’s a train wreck. Janie sees only one way to give him the life he deserves: She has to disappear. And it’s going to kill them both.

Then a stranger enters her life — and everything unravels. The future Janie once faced now has an ominous twist, and her choices are more dire than she’d ever thought possible. She alone must decide between the lesser of two evils. And time is running out. . . .


I finished this a couple days ago, but didn't know how to feel about it. Of course, there's the sadness in knowing that this series is over. Even now, I can't believe it! After simmering over it, I finally came to the conclusion that, while I liked Gone, I'm disappointed in the way the series ended. So, let me attempt to piece this all together without completely spoiling anything.

Gone starts off strong. Janie is dealing with the repercussions of her actions in Fade and trying to piece together her life. There's still also Miss Stubin's journal and what's to come for Janie and her Dream Catcher ways. That's a lot to take on for a recent high school grad. Does she chooose to stay and deal or go and isolate herself from everyone she loves?

Then, the twist. I won't let you know what it is, but it's a good one. Not what I expected at all! So add that to Janie's crap pile life and you've got the workings for a good story.

A lot of the story seems to be Janie discussion why her life is so hard and how much it sucks. Yeah, okay, I get it. It DOES suck, but come on. Who likes a whiny MC? For one, she has Cabel. For those of you who have read Wake and Fade, Cabel's GREAT! He's a good guy and always there for her. And she also has Carrie, the Captain and all her cop buddies. So really, life doesn't suck so much. Get over it!

Lets go back to Cabel. I wish this story was told through his POV. To me, he's a more interesting character than Janie. There wasn't enough Cabel in Gone. I get why, but still. Maybe there should be a companion novel told through Cabel's POV? Please, Lisa? Pretty please?

*ahem*

So, a HUGE pet peeve of mine (if you haven't learned by now) are books that don't have a concrete ending. They just end abruptly. Or when they come full circle, where nothing is concluded, nothing happens and it ends the way it begins. If you can't guess by now, this is how I feel about Gone. I feel like nothing was resolved. And when that happens in the last book of a trilogy, that's when the disappointment hits. I hate that I'm disappointed in Gone. I really am! I've loved reading about Janie and Cabel's story, but I can't help it. I wanted something more.

I give Gone 3 out of 5 stars. I liked it, but it could've been better. I know others that loved this last one, but I guess I suffer from Dream Catcher gluttony. I just wanted more!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (#8)



Synopsis:
Scarlett March lives to hunt the Fenris-- the werewolves that took her eye when she was defending her sister Rosie from a brutal attack. Armed with a razor-sharp hatchet and blood-red cloak, Scarlett is an expert at luring and slaying the wolves. She's determined to protect other young girls from a grisly death, and her raging heart will not rest until every single wolf is dead.

Rosie March once felt her bond with her sister was unbreakable. Owing Scarlett her life, Rosie hunts fiercely alongside her. Now Rosie dreams of a life beyond the wolves and finds herself drawn to Silas, a young woodsman who is deadly with an ax-- but loving him means betraying her sister and has the potential to destroy all they've worked for.

Twenty-five-year-old Jackson Pearce delivers a dark, taut fairy tale with heart-pounding action, fierce sisterly love, and a romance that will leave readers breathless.


If you've read As You Wish, you'll know what a talented writer Jackson Pearce is. It really comes as no surprise that Sisters Red is my pick for this week's WoW. I CANNOT wait to get my hands on this one!

Release date:
June 7th, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Lonely Hearts Club



Synopsis: Penny is sick of boys and sick of dating. So she vows: no more. It's a personal choice. . .and, of course, soon everyone wants to know about it. And a few other girls are inspired. A movement is born: The Lonely Hearts Club (named after the band from Sgt. Pepper). Penny is suddenly known for her nondating ways . . . which is too bad, because there's this certain boy she can't help but like. . . .

Where was Penny when I was in high school? I, for one, could've used a Lonely Hearts Club. What girl would turn that down?

The book immediately jumps into Penny's failed relationships. What's great about this is she doesn't sit there and feel bad about herself. She mentions them, they come up every now and then and it's over. And instead of sitting around and moping, Penny creates The Lonely Hearts Club. At first, her friends think she's crazy. What high school girl would willingly give up dating for the rest of her high school career? But shortly after, girls turn to Penny and her club. The club is about being there for your friends, helping each other out and not letting boys affect your life. The catch? As soon as the club becomes popular, Penny finds herself defending her club against the boys at her school. And, if that wasn't enough, she starts falling for her friend's ex-boyfriend. Dilemmas, dilemmas!

I'm a huge Beatles fan and this book is packed with Beatles goodness. There are 4 (I think) sections, all divided into certain Beatles songs. Each song relates to what Penny is going through. The way it's done and the cute art inside the book is definitely a plus! To all you eReader peeps, I recommend buying the physical book. At least in this case. You'll be missing out otherwise.

And lets get to swoon worthy males. Ryan is a great candidate, but I don't know. There wasn't ENOUGH Ryan. The book revolves around girl power and friendship, so I get the reason why. I just wish there was more Ryan. I would've liked to get to know him better. And where were guys like him when I was in high school? Or even now! Seriously, I miss the gentlemen movement.

To wrap this up, if you are a Beatles fan and love books about friendship, this is the book for you! And the cover? How adorable is that?! Just wanted to point that out :)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sneak Peak at Sing Me To Sleep



As far as debut novels/authors go, I'm definitely looking forward to Sing Me To Sleep by Angela Morrison. It's not due out till March 4th, but you can read a preview (prologue and 1st chapter) here.

I checked it out, and it just makes me all the more anxious. I, for one, will definitely keep an eye out for this one!

In My Mailbox (#2)





In My Mailbox is a weekly meme inspired by Alea and hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

It has been a great week. As you know, In My Mailbox are books I received in the mail or bought throughout last week.

So thus:

Strange Angels by Lilith Saintcrow : And since I don't know much about this book, let me steal part of the synopsis. Dru Anderson has what her grandmother called “the touch.” (Comes in handy when you’re traveling from town to town with your dad, hunting ghosts, suckers, wulfen, and the occasional zombie.)

Meridian by Amber Kizer: Oh you know, the usual half-angel, half-human adventures where she has to stop a band of dark forces who capture vulnerable souls on the brink of death and cause chaos. Also has a love story involved with her protector named Tens. Definitely excited about this one!

Gone by Lisa McMann: The final book in the Dream Catcher trilogy. That's really all that needs to be said. I'm currently reading it and forgot how easy this book is to read. Almost done. Talk about intense!

Bones Of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner: 15 year old Liza has the Faerie ability to see the past and the future. Might come in handy considering the war between humanity and Faerie left both sides devasted. Now Liza must go back to the world of Faerie and attempt to heal both sides. I heard mixed reviews about this one, so I guess we will see!

Blood Promise by Richelle Mead: Book 4 in the Vampire Academy series. I have yet to read any of these, but there's no harm in being prepared! Can't wait to start this great series!

And finally...

The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulbery: I finished this in 3 days. I'll post a review this week. A great read for those of you who hate Valentine's Day.

And that's it!

XOXO!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Linger-ing and more

Linger Cover LargeIn Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other.  Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very dangerous secret about her own well-being. For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past . . . and figuring out a way to survive into the future. Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole, whose own past has the potential to destroy the whole pack.  And Isabelle, who already lost her brother to the wolves . . . and is nonetheless drawn to Cole.

At turns harrowing and euphoric, Linger is a spellbinding love story that explores both sides of love -- the light and the dark, the warm and the cold -- in a way you will never forget.


Comes out in stores everywhere July 20th. Pre-order here.

Enter to win an advanced review copies of LINGER, Sisters Red, The Dead-Tossed Waves, and The Replacement on Maggie's blog.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Valentine's Day Contest!



As you all may know, I'm becoming a huge Jennifer Echols fan. And so, to celebrate Valentine's Day and to let you know how much I love her, I'm giving away a copy of Going Too Far. This was my first Jennifer Echols book and it's fabulous. It basically got me hooked!

Synopsis: All Meg has ever wanted is to get away. Away from high school. Away from her backwater town. Away from her parents who seem determined to keep her imprisoned in their dead-end lives. But one crazy evening involving a dare and forbidden railroad tracks, she goes way too far... and almost doesn't make it back.
John made a choice to stay. To enforce the rules. To serve and protect. He has nothing but contempt for what he sees as childish rebellion, and he wants to teach Meg a lesson she won't soon forget. But Meg pushes him to the limit by questioning everything he learned at the police academy. And when he pushes back, demanding to know why she won't be tied down, they will drive each other to the edge - and over...


To enter:

-You must be a follower
-This contest is for US Citizens only
-Please fill out the form
-Please also leave a comment so I know you entered!

Contest ends February 28th!

Good luck everyone!!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Match Made In High School



Synopsis:
When the principal announces that every senior must participate in a mandatory year-long Marriage Education program, Fiona Sheehan believes that her life can’t get any worse. Then she marries her “husband”: Jerky jock Todd, whose cheerleader girlfriend, Amanda, has had it in for Fiona since day one of second grade. Even worse? Amanda is paired with Fiona’s long-term crush, Gabe. At least Fiona is doing better than her best friend, Marcie, who is paired up with the very quiet, very mysterious Johnny Mercer. Pranks, fights, misunderstandings, and reconciliations ensue in an almost Shakespearean comedy of errors about mistaken first impressions, convoluted coupling, and hidden crushes.

When I first heard about this book, I didn't know how to feel. Then I kept hearing about how funny it was and thought I'd give it a go. I'm so glad I did because this book is freakin' hilarious. Excuse my poor grammar, but it is!

Fiona and Todd's "relationship/marriage" is based on jokes and pranks. They go out of their way to tease each other or get under the other's skin. The weird thing is, the more they make fun of each other, the more their relationship developes. And the more their relationship developes, the funnier the jokes get. I originally wanted to quote one of the scenes, but I also don't want to ruin anything for someone else. Lets just say the quote I thought about including involves an elephant soap carving named Bobo.

The book also deals with real life issues that teens face in high school. There's Marcie, Fiona's best friend who has been keeping a crucial secret from her. There's Johnny, Marcie's "husband" who may be more than meets the eye. There's Gabe, Fiona's crush, and finally, there's Amanda, Fiona's arch nemesis/Todd's girlfriend/Gabe's "wife." For any of you who have ever felt like an outsider, it'll be very easy to relate to the very sarcastic, very funny Fiona.

I recommend this to those of you looking for an easy, hilarious weekend read.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (#7)


SYNOPSIS: Zoey’s life in her Florida beach resort town is happy and organized. She’s the captain of her high school swim team, and she works for her dad at his popular water park. Then her dad has an affair with one of his employees, and her mother has a breakdown. But Zoey begins a committed relationship with a hot lifeguard, which makes her feel stable, even if things aren’t perfect at home. Everything is still under control.

Until she has a car accident that she can’t remember. She should have been with her boyfriend that night, but he doesn’t seem to know anything about the accident—and he doesn’t seem to care. The person who does care, and knows more than he’s telling, is Doug, Zoey’s darkly handsome arch-enemy who saved her from the wreckage. As Zoey begins to piece together what happened that night, she finds her sense of control over her life was only an illusion. And she inches closer to discovering the darkest secret of all: why Doug has fallen in love with her.


Release date: July, 20, 2010


Seriously, becoming a HUGE Jennifer Echols fan!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Pay It Forward



It's pretty self explainatory. A few fellow bloggers are doing a Pay It Forward where they'll give the first few people who comment swag, books, etc. I was lucky enough to be a part of it and now it's my turn to Pay It Forward.

For the first 3 people that comment, I will send you a random book. Please leave your email address so I can contact you!

And if you win, I hope you continue this new trend and Pay it Forward!

Monday, February 8, 2010

In My Mailbox (my first!)

In My Mailbox is a weekly memo brought to you by Kristi from The Story Siren. It's pretty self-explanatory. It's a list of books I received/bought this week

Go here to sign Kristi's Mr.Linky so we can see what's in your mailbox!

Anyway, something that came as a surprise (a great one) is my arc for Perchance To Dream (book 2 in the Théâtre Illuminata series). I'm currently rereading Eyes Like Stars so I can start this one up!













I'm slowly becoming a huge Jennifer Echols fan. Going Too Far was a great book, so I've been meaning to look at her others. Well, it turns out my roommate/bff is awesome! Why? Because my she bought me a couple Jennifer Echols ebooks for my nook!

The Boys Next Door looks like it's about a love triangle between 2 brothers and a girl named Lori. It's told through Lori's pov. I've read about 50 pages and so far, it's pretty good!






The Ex Games. Hmm, think battle of the sexes/exes with skiing. I'm pretty excited about this one. The Bookchick recommended it and she hasn't failed me yet!






And that's pretty much all I've got for you this week. Thanks for reading my first In My Mailbox. Hope you enjoyed it!

*MWAH*

Friday, February 5, 2010

The Friday Five (originally brought to you by Sarah Dessen)



Happy Friday, everyone! So, my version of the Friday 5 is 5 random things I want to mention. And here we go!

1. I just finished reading A Match Made In High School. My book is at home and I'm at work, so I'll write the review later. There are some HILARIOUS quotes I wanted to use. Great debut novel, Kristin Walker. Kudos!

2. Have you ever started a book while trying to finish another? I tend to do this a lot (and need to stop). Not only do I mix up information (like adding Melissa Marr's fey into a Sarah Dessen novel), but it takes me twice as long to finish just ONE book.

3. This morning, I found out that I won the Beautiful Creatures Book Club contest. I literally SCREAMED! If you have yet to read Beautiful Creatures, seriously... what are you waiting for? It's amazing. You can read my review for it here. And if you have read it, I recommend checking out their fan site: http://castergirls.com. It's fabulous!

4. So, I have 3 friends pressuring me to read Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews. Apparently, there's this Beast Lord that will fit my swoon worth boys necessity. Definitely have to check this one out.

And finally...

5. I'm seriously loving this Debut Novels Challenge. Almost everything I've read, I've loved! I'm just now starting All Unquiet Things. How is it? Stay tuned to find out!

Have a great weekend everyone and keep an eye out for the February giveaway!

*MWAH*

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Iron King


Synopsis: Meghan Chase has never fit in at her small-town high school, and now, on the eve of her 16th birthday, she discovers why. When her half brother is kidnapped, Meghan is drawn into a fantastical world she never imagined--the world of Faery, where anything you see may try to eat you, and Meghan is the daughter of the summer faery king. Now she will journey into the depths of Faery to face an unknown enemy . . . and beg the help of a winter prince who might as soon kill her as let her touch his icy heart. The Iron King is the first book in the Iron Fey series.

Lately, I've read a lot of books that we're okay or I liked, but didn't love. The Iron King broke the streak! I absolutely loved it!

Lets get started. As you can see in the synopsis, The Iron King is about a girl named Meghan who must journey into the Nevernever in search of her brother. Along the way, she encounters several different types of fey. These aren't your Tinkerbell cute fey, but the scary recaps, trolls, goblins and such. We're talking razor-sharp-teeth-will-eat-you-without-thinking-twice fey!

Okay, now...do you remember A Midsummer Night's Dream? If so, you'll love this book! Remember Oberon, Titania, and Puck? I do, so that was definitely a treat. Especially Puck. I LOOOOOVED Puck! And, for all you cat lovers out there (points to self), Grimalkin will make you wish your cat will start talking to you!

Lets talk swoon-worthy males. In The Iron King, Ash completely delievers. He made me want to talk off layers of clothing. What is it about these angsty bad boys that gets my mojo going? Whatever it is, it works! So, Ash? If you're out there, I'll be waiting for you!

Anyway, if you're looking for an action packed adventure with a handful of romance and humor, then The Iron King's for you!

Contest and a good cause?! I'm down!

Three of my good friends are doing conducting a contest on their blog (http://crazyforwords.livejournal.com/81039.html). What's unique about this contest is that it's all about charity and good causes. And for every entry, they will be donating money to Haiti!

Some of the books you can win include:
Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
The Hollow by Jessica Verday
Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

And many more. So, please enter and let them know that Lena sent you!

*MWAH*

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday #6


SYNOPSIS: In Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very dangerous secret about her own well-being. For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past . . . and figuring out a way to survive into the future. Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole, whose own past has the potential to destroy the whole pack. And Isabel, who already lost her brother to the wolves . . . and is nonetheless drawn to Cole. At turns harrowing and euphoric, Linger is a spellbinding love story that explores both sides of love -- the light and the dark, the warm and the cold -- in a way you will never forget

Linger is the 2nd novel in The Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy. Shiver is one of my FAVORITE 2009 books, so I'm definitely excited about this. Have you read my review? If so, you know how much I love it. And trust me, when it's released, I'll drop everything to read it.

Release Date: July 20th, 2010
(Pheeeeew! I thought it was going to be released mid-August so YAY for the July release!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner!!!



Hey everyone! First off, thanks to everyone that entered the Deadly Little Secret contest. Your comments cracked me up! I wish I could give everyone something. I did want to recongize 2 of my favorites so...

Thank you Tiger Holland for the sock incident. I died laughing. And also xxsquigglesxx. I used to do the same thing with my cat when I lived with my parent's! I'll be sending you guys a $5 gift card to Barnes and Noble!

And now, the winner of Deadly Little Secret is Raeland!!!

I'll be sending out emails shortly. Please respond back with your mailing information within 48 hours!

Again, thanks to everyone that participated. If you didn't win, no worries! The February contest should be up in a week!

*MWAH*