Monday, January 31, 2011

January 2011 Book Haul

Okay I figured since I am just sitting here on my butt watching Vampire diaries (awwesome). I'd tell you what I got this month I got 11 total and one for review. All of them I am super excited about. And all of them were on my list of book to buy so yippie for me right? Right!

Okay so the first one is
The Promises She Keeps By Erin Healy
                There is a picture and a review in the post under this. Read it.

Left Behind by Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins

Vehicles, suddenly unmanned, careen out of control. People are terror-stricken as loved ones vanish before their eyes.
     Some blame space aliens. Others claim a freak of nature. Still others say it was a high tech military attack by a world conqueror.
            But airline captain Rayford Steele's wife had warned him of this very event. If Irene Steele was right, both she and their young son have disappeared. What about their older daughter? Like Rayford, Chloe had been skeptical.
             In the midst of global chaos, Rayford must search for his family, answers, for truth. As devastating as the disappearances have been, the darkest days may lie ahead.
Phantom Prey By John Sandford

 After one college student disappears and two are found slashed to death, Lucas Davenport finds himself hunting what appears to be a modern-day Jack the Ripper. Unfortunately, the clues aren't adding up-and then there's the young goth girl who keeps appearing and disappearing. Where does she come from? Where does she go every night? And why does Lucas keep getting the sneaking suspicion that there is something else going on here? Something very bad, very dark, and as elusive as a phantom.....


Need By Carrie Jones


Zara White suspects a freaky guy is semi-stalking her. She memorizes phobias and chants them when she's nervous. And, okay she hasn't exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But moving to a shivery Maine town to stay with her grandmother is supposed to be the perfect fix-so her mom says.
Except, this new plan of getting away to help Zara stay sane? Yeah, not working. Turns out the semi-stalker is not a figment of Zara's imagination. He's still following her, leaving behind a eeire trail of gold dust. There's something not right--not human--in this sleepy Maine town, and all signs are pointing to Zara.


Willow By Julia Hoban


Seven months ago on a rainy March night, Willow's parents drank too much at dinner and asked her to drive them home. But they never made it--Willow lost control of the car, and both of her parents were killed. Now the only way she knows how to survive and control the pain is by secretly cutting herself. But when Willow meets Guy, a boy as sensitive and complicated as she is, she finds it hard to keep the secret that's written all over her body.



Tantalize By Cynthia Smith


Quincie Morris has never felt more alone. Her hybrid-werewolf first love is threatening to leave her forever. And just as she and her uncle are about to unveil Austin's first vampire-themed restaurant, their chef's brutal leaves Quincie scrambling to transform fresh-faced Henry Johnson into a culinary dark lord in time for opening night. But there's more than meets the eye to this new hire, and Quincie is about to learn a whole lot about love...and blood.




Perfect Chemistry By Simone Elkeles


At Fairfield High School, on the outskirts of Chicago, everyone knows that south siders and north siders aren't exactly compatible elements. So when head cheerleader Brittany Ellis and gang member Alex Fuentes are forced to be lab partners in chemistry class, the results are bound to be explosive. But neither teen is prepared for the most surprising chemical reation of all--love. Can they break through the stereotypes and misconceptions that threaten to keep them apart?



Ella Enchanted By Gail Carson Levine

At birth, Ella is inadvertently cursed by an imprudent fairy named Lucinda, who bestows on her the "gift" of obedience. Anything anyone tells her to do, Ella must obey. Another girl might have been cowed by this affliction, but not feisty Ella: "Instead of making me docile, Lucinda's curse made a rebel of me. Or perhaps I was that way naturally." When her beloved mother dies, leaving her in the care of a mostly absent and avaricious father, and later, a loathsome stepmother and two treacherous stepsisters, Ella's life and well-being seem in grave peril. But her intelligence and saucy nature keep her in good stead as she sets out on a quest for freedom and self-discovery, trying to track down Lucinda to undo the curse, fending off ogres, befriending elves, and falling in love with a prince along the way. Yes, there is a pumpkin coach, a glass slipper, and a happily ever after, but this is the most remarkable, delightful, and profound version of Cinderella you've ever read.
Wicked Lovely By Melissa Marr

Rule #3 Don't stare at invisible faeries                                                                                       

Rule #2 Don't speak to Invisible faeries                                                             

Rule #1 Don't ever attract their attention

Suddenly none of these rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; her life; everyhing.

Hush Hush By Becca Fitzpatrick

Romace was not part of Nora Grey's plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seems to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgment.
      But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and seems to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
For she is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those who have fallen--and when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life.

The Outcast By Sadie Jones
Set in post WWII suburban London, this superb debut novel charts the downward spiral and tortured redemption of a young man shattered by loss. The war is over, and Lewis Aldridge is getting used to having his father, Gilbert, back in the house. Things hum along splendidly until Lewis's mother drowns, casting the 10-year-old into deep isolation. Lewis is ignored by grief-stricken Gilbert, who remarries a year after the death, and Lewis's sadness festers during his adolescence until he boils over and torches a church. After serving two years in prison, Lewis returns home seeking redemption and forgiveness, only to find himself ostracized. The town's most prominent family, the Carmichaels, poses particular danger: terrifying, abusive patriarch Dicky (who is also Gilbert's boss) wants to humiliate him; beautiful 21-year-old Tamsin possesses an insidious coquettishness; and patient, innocent Kit—not quite 16 years old—confounds him with her youthful affection. Mutual distrust between Lewis and the locals grows, but Kit may be able to save Lewis. Jones's prose is fluid, and Lewis's suffering comes across as achingly real.

~Kellie

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A Review: Promise She Keeps By Erin Healy

A Promise she Keeps By Erin Healy
                                      4/5
I was given this book by booksneeze(www.booksneeze.com)
Promise, a talented young singer with terminal illness, is counting of fame to keep her memory alive after she dies. Porta is an aging sorceress and art collector in search of immortality.
When Promise inexplicably survives a series of freak accidents, Porta believes that she may hold the key for eternal life.
Enter Chase, an autistic artist who falls in love with Promise and fascinates her with his mysterious visions and drawings.
Soon, all are plunged into a confrontation over the mystery and the cost of something even greater then eternal life….eternal love.
At first I wasn’t really interested in this book. The writing I thought was a little strange, but the more I read it the more I really started to enjoy how it was written. The novel was beautifully written. I liked all the characters in the novel they were all different. The book was full of suspense every turn of the page kept me guessing, till the very end. I did have a little problems with this book. There was so many characters sometimes I got confused. Each chapters change’s to a different person. I don’t usually like those types of books. And the last bit I have to complain about the main character annoyed me to no end. She was always me me me I I I, and her being a future celebrity was all that mattered. But other then that, cool book.
~Kellie


It's called awwesome.

Okay I wanted to do a little introduction to the site that I do reviews for. It's an awesome place that gives away free books so you can do reviews on your blog and an online store. I've recieved about 5 books so far, all of them have been just awesome.

                    
Later on I will add those books that I have gotten from them and tell what they are about

~Kellie

Friday, January 21, 2011

New Years Resolution (part 2)

Okay so on to some more of what I want to do this year.
                             I get a lot of books during the week, so I want to wait to just do a big monthly book haul. And I get one book per month to review, and I post my review on my blog and on a online store. And I also might post other reviews for books. I am not to sure about that since reviews isn't my strong point. And I'll add pictures of the books that I bought in a group photo or just alone. Oh! and I'll add updates to the one challenge that I'm doing. So I believe that is all for my new years resolution.

Bye

~Kellie

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Book New Years Resolution (part 1)

Okay for my second blog post of the year I guess I will tell you my new year resolution. I really really hope I keep it, but I'm not going to be doing challenges like reading 50 books 'cause I know it something I can't manage. But one thing that is ridiculous I plan on buying 200+ books by next year. I keep the books that I want written down in two little notebooks one to keep in my purse and one by my desk.
This is what it looks like:
It has books that I've wanted over the years or books that I've read and don't actually own. So I made an actual little scale...thing saying how many books I have left to buy and how many days left. I'm doing exactly a year from January, 13th, 2011 to January 13, 2012.

Crazy right? Yeah. So and I am not crazy to go spending full price on all of these books. Then that would blow my mind. So how I plan on going to buy these books would be going to thift stores or Hastings...my local entertainment store, that carries used books. Or just buy some online. But cross my fingers and hope I can actually do a New Years resolution.

So since I am not going to list all 200+ books. I will list some that I really want.

The Child Thief By Brom

The first thing I noticed about this book was the cover. It so raw and awesome, then later I read what it was actually about. It supposed to be a gruesome version of Peter Pan.

See what did I tell ya. I think it's an amazing cover. Ooh and it recently came out with the paperback version and I saw it at my local borders. Man, it's huge. Almost 500 pages.















And the next is.....(drum roll)

Hex Hall By Rachel Hawkins

Okay since I watched a lot of books related stuff on youtube. I saw this floating around, so I found this at my library and checked it out. Later that night I started reading it. And I fell in love with this and thennn...I had to take it back to the library unfinished. :( And I was only 3 or 4 chapters in. Oh well one day. (hopefully this year)













So I will be back with another part later today.
See Ya
~Kellie

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

OMG Numba 1

This is my very first post. I'm so excited to bring my knowledge of books to the public. I thought this would be fun, so I hope. Sooo I know this is short but stay tuned. I'll try to have some pictures up of some recent books I purchased and what not soooo exciting. Bye

~ Kellie