Showing posts from February, 2012

Enchanted Early Review

Enchanted By Alethea Kontis Published by Harcourt Children's Books Published on May 8, 2012 Source: Author/ NetGalley

Summary taken from Goodreads:
It isn't easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true.

When Sunday meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends. Soon that friendship deepens into something magical. One night Sunday kisses her frog goodbye and leaves, not realizing that her love has transformed him back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland—and a man Sunday’s family despises.

The prince returns to his castle, intent on making Sunday fall in love with him as the man he is, not the frog he was. But Sunday is not so easy to woo. How can she feel such a strange, strong attraction for this prince she barely knows? And what twisted secrets lie hidden in his pa…
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Perception By Kim Harrington Published by Scholastic Point Published on March 1, 2012 Source: Publisher

Summary Taken from Goodreads:
When you can see things others can't, what do you do when someone's watching you?

Everybody knows about Clarity "Clare" Fern. She's the psychic girl in school, the one who can place her hands on something and see hidden visions from the past.

Only Clare would rather not be a celebrity. She prefers hanging back, observing. Her gift is not a game to her.

But then someone starts playing with her head . . . and heart. Messages and gifts from a secret admirer crop up everywhere Clare turns. Could they be from Gabriel, the gorgeous boy who gets Clare's pulse racing? Or from Justin, Clare's hopeful ex-boyfriend who'd do anything to win her back?

One thing is certain. Clare needs to solve this mystery, and soon. Because the messages are becoming sinister, and a girl in town has suddenly disappeared.

The Cover: So much bett…


Clarity  Kim Harrington Published by Point Published on March 2011 Source: Bought

Summary taken from Goodreads:
When you can see things others can't, where do you look for the truth?
This paranormal murder mystery will have teens reading on the edge of their seats.
Clarity "Clare" Fern sees things. Things no one else can see. Things like stolen kisses and long-buried secrets. All she has to do is touch a certain object, and the visions come to her. It's a gift.
And a curse.
When a teenage girl is found murdered, Clare's ex-boyfriend wants her to help solve the case - but Clare is still furious at the cheating jerk. Then Clare's brother - who has supernatural gifts of his own - becomes the prime suspect, and Clare can no longer look away. Teaming up with Gabriel, the smoldering son of the new detective, Clare must venture into the depths of fear, revenge, and lust in order to track the killer. But will her sight fail her just when she needs it most?

 I have h…

Cover Reveal- Luminosity

Luminosity  By Stephanie Thomas Entangled Publishing- November 2012
"My name is Beatrice. When I was born, I was blessed with the Sight. I was
immediately removed from my parents and enrolled in the Institution. At
the age of twelve, I had my first true vision, earning my raven’s wings.
And when I turned seventeen, one of my visions came true. Things haven’t
been the same since.

The Institution depends on me to keep the City safe from our enemy, the
Dreamcatchers, but I’m finding it harder to do while keeping a secret from
everyone, including my best friend Gabe. It is a secret that could put us
all in danger. A secret that could kill me and everyone close to me.

But the enemy has been coming to me in my dreams, and I think I’m falling
in love with him. He says they’re coming. He says they’re angry. And I
think I’ve already helped them win."

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In My Mailbox- the one where I ramble...

Welcome to In My Mailbox!  IMM is a lovely meme from The Story Siren! This week it is my first week doing a VLog- please be kind!  I am sorry that the video is so long, I wanted to cut it down, but broke both my camera AND computer by making this video! Please share your IMM in the comments below and I will hop over!

Blue Moon Promise Tour

About the book:  Book Number One in the Under Texas Stars series A love like Lucy and Nate’s only comes along once in a blue moon . . . Lucy Marsh's worldly resources are running out, but she's fiercely determined to care for her younger brother and sister. When she discovers that their father's recent death was no accident, Lucy is eager to leave town. She accepts a proxy marriage she believes will provide safe refuge. But trouble follows her to Texas where her new husband is surprised to suddenly have a wife and children to care for. Nate Stanton always hoped he'd marry someday, but running the family ranch meant he had no time for romance. When his father deposits Lucy Marsh—a city girl—on his doorstep, with two siblings in the bargain, he expects ranch life will send her running on the first train out of town. But Lucy is made of tougher stuff than Nate imagined. When danger moves in, Nate finds he'd give anything to protect Lucy and the children he's gr…

Beautiful Wife Blog Tour/ Review

The Beautiful Wife
By Sanda Ralya Published by Kregel Publications

 My Review:

I received the Beautiful Wife book, mentor's guide, and prayer journal for review.  I started with the mentor's guide and I have to say- I am impressed! As someone who has lead groups before, I have felt completely lost with HOW to go about becoming an effective group leader- the author has completely laid out a plan of exactly what to do and how to do it.  I am blown away at the DETAIL the author has provided for the mentors.  Both the mentor guide and prayer journal are thin, but they both pack a big punch.

The prayer journal is one that you fill in- it is a skeleton of questions and though provoking charts for the reader to fill in on their journey through the book. The main book is full of wonderful advice.  I like that the author doesn't pretend that marriages or perfect, or that people are perfect- this book doesn't feel fake.  It is a book that I can relate to, and the topics covered from …

Best Book Ever: Greek Mythology

Welcome to Best Book Ever!  Each week a group of authors, bloggers, and book lovers come together to give a shout out to their favorite books based on a specific theme.  This week our theme is:

Week 12:  Greek Mythology When I try to think of my favorite Greek mythology book, I have a hard time narrowing my list down to just one. That’s nearly impossible to do. So, I decided to pick a book that I really enjoyed, but it probably unknown to a lot of people.Goddess of Yesterday (Caroline Cooney) was a great retelling of the Helen of Troy story. Helen is more of a side character in this one, which was a nice change. The real prize of Goddess of Yesterday was the super clever main character. She was brave, smart, and tough as nails. I LOVED her. As a matter of fact, Jessica Day George loved her too. (Don’t believe me? Check out the Goodreads reviews.) The mythology element is heavy throughout the book, but it reads more like a historical fiction novel. I was amazed at how well historical fac…

A Clash of Kings

A Clash of Kings By George RR Martin Published by Spectra Published on  2002

Summary from GoodReads:
A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. Two great leaders—Lord Eddard Stark and Robert Baratheon—who hold sway over an age of enforced peace are dead, victims of royal treachery. Now, from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war. It is a tale in which brother plots against brother and the dead rise to walk in the night. Here a princess masquerades as an orphan boy; a knight of the mind prepares a poison for a treacherous sorceress; and wild men descend from the Mountains of the Moon to ravage the countryside. Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and murder, victory may go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel...and the colde…

Clockwork Prince- 2 opinions

Clockwork Prince By Cassandra Clare Published by Simon and Schuster Published on December 2011

Summary taken from Goodreads:
In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute. If Charlotte loses her position, Tessa will be out on the street and easy prey for the mysterious Magister, who wants to use Tessa's powers for his own dark ends. With the help of the handsome, self-destructive Will and the fiercely devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister's war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal. He blames them for a long-ago tragedy that shattered his life. To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold horrors, from the slums of London to an enchanted ballroom where Tessa discovers that the truth of her paren…

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