Thursday, September 30, 2010

Mini Challenge Two & Contest for Sea!

This is for Mini Challenge #2 over at Princess Bookie.
I would choose Daniel Radcliffe for my celebrity date! :) I simply adore him. I think he is so, so cute. Maybe, a tad bit short, but hey, that's okay. I am also a wee bit obsessed with Harry Potter. So, on our date we would go (as the rules say) a movie and dinner. But, the movie would be his premier of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows. We would spend all night obsessing over Harry Potter and his amazing accent! We'd have a yummy dinner of sushi, because that is what I am craving right now. Crab puffs, phili rolls, cali rolls, and Alaska rolls. Yummmmm! For dessert? Fun-fetti cookies! :) YUM! Also at the end of the date he would make all my dreams come true by giving me my LONG overdue acceptance letter to Hogwarts! :) Yes, I am a nerd, but that is A okay! Besides I don't need a sexy celebrity to take me on a nice date, I already have boy for that. :)
Also win SEA by Heidi Kling here.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Forgive My Fins- Tera Lynn Childs

Hello all! Only a couple more days to enter into my contest to win a SIGNED book of YOUR choice from one of 14 authors. Click here for more details.

Title: Forgive My Fins
Author: Tera Lynn Childs
Author website:
Rating (1-5): 4
Cover rating: 3.5
Description: Lily Sanderson has a secret, and it's not that she has a huge crush on gorgeous swimming god Brody Bennett, who makes her heart beat flipper-fast. Unrequited live is hard enough when you're a normal teenage girl, but when you're half-human, half mermaid, like Lily, there's no such thing as a simple crush.
Lily's mermaid identity is a secret that can't get out, since she's not just any mermaid-she's a Thalassinian princess. When Lily found out three years ago that her mother was actually a human, she finally realized why she didn't feel quite at home in Thalassinia, and she's been living on land and going to Seaview High School ever since, hoping to find where she truly belongs. Sure, land has its problems-like her obnoxious biker-boy neighbor Quince Fletcher-but it has that one major perk; Brody. The problem is, mermaids aren't really the casual dating type-the instant they "bond," it's for life.
When Lily's attempt to win Brody's love leads to a tsunami-sized case of mistaken identity, she is in for a tidal wave of relationship drama, and she finds out, quick as a tailfin flick, that happily ever after never sails quite as smoothly as you planned.

First off, I want to say why I gave the cover a middle-grade rating. I did that because I think it would have been so much better with golden tones instead of blue tones. Her tail is described with gold, her eyes shine gold. I wish that could have been shown, but that is whatever.

This book is amazing. I laughed from the beginning until the end, out loud! Which got me some weird looks while I was running on the elliptical this morning. Once I read that first page this morning I couldn't force myself to put it down. Lily, oh sweet, Lily, I love that girl. She is so funny and goofy! I simply adore her mermaid/fishy lingo! The only thing I didn't like about her was her blindness! I kept yelling at her, "come on girl, open your eyes!" But, then again she is a teenage girl, and aren't we all blind sometimes? Especially for what we really want, but won't admit.

Now on to the sexy, Quince. He made me swoon from his first line, which may be a weird first reaction, but I love when boys can joke with you. He couldn't help, but to push Lily's buttons, and I loved that! I loved that he wasn't that sensitive guy that says all the right things. He pisses her off, but he can only do that, because he truly knows her. He pays attention, he's a real boy that is pining after a girl.

Now, Brody on the other hand. Yes, sure he sounds handsome, but from that first conversation with him. I was turned off and wanted Quince back on the page. Good thing I never had to read too long without him. See, even as I'm writing this I can't stay focused on Brody, only Quince.

One of the only other things that I didn't like was how quick people believed she was a mermaid. Now, honestly if someone told me they were a mermaid, I would hope it was true. Because if I was a paranormal creature I would want to b a mermaid because I've always been comfortable in the water. Swimming was the only sport I've ever enjoyed. So, if someone told me they were a mermaid I would hope that it was possible, but most people aren't me. I don't think the average person would simply believe in mermaids or other paranormal creatures. But, hey, I bet a lot of you are still waiting for your Hogwarts letter, just like me.

Please, read this book, enjoy this wonderful story that only tells of beautiful places, people, and creatures. And then, yearn for the second installment.

Austin, TX UT

Hello everyone. I'll be posting a review of Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs, but I just wanted to do a quick post asking y'all to keep the University of Texas in your thoughts and prayers. I have many friends at UT and there was a gunman on campus this morning. Stay safe, longhorns.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Top 5!

Contest Craze mini challenge

The Top 5 books I want in 2011 are (and these are in no specific order, it's too hard to choose).
1) Shift By Jeri Smith-Ready (May 3, 2011). I want this book so badly! I fell in love with Shade from the first page. It's a very, very interesting story line. It's unique and I can't wait to continue the story with Aura.
2) What Happened to Goodbye? by Sarah Dessen. (Summer 2011) It's by Sarah Dessen, need I say more? Sarah Dessen is my favorite author, I basically worship her books. I'm dying to get my hands on her next novel. It's been too long since a new story of hers.
3) So Much Closer by Susane Colasanti. (May 2011) I love her novels, they are so, so real, beautiful, and touching. Her tales of soul mates always bring a smile to my face.
4) Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. (September 2011) I'm begging to know what is going to happen with Tessa, Jem, and Will. I connect with Tessa so much. I love her spunk and utter passion for books.
5) City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (April 5, 2011). Since I leaned that The Mortal Instruments series was being continued beyond book 3, this has been on my reading list. I have missed Jace, Clary, and even Isabel. I think the next few books are going to hold some interesting things for Simon! I want! I want! I want!
There are so many more I want in 2011, but today these are my top 5! They may be different tomorrow, but today these are the ones I'm dying for!


Hello everyone! Thank you for those have entered into my contest already! You have until Friday to enter. I'm just going to summarize really quick what it is about, what you have to do, and what you'll win.

I'm trying to spread the word about my blog. I'm trying to get it up off the ground and running.
What you have to do:
Spread the word! Blog, tweet, facebook, whatever! Just spread the word!
The winner will be the person who spreads the word most effectively or most creatively.
The prize!!:
A signed/personalized copy of the book of YOUR choice from 1 of 14 authors!
You can see the author options here.

In the comment leave the name you would like on the personalization, the book/author you want, E-MAIL address so I can contact you if you win, and proof of the ways you spread the word! You can leave the comment here or on the original contest post.

The more followers I get the more chance there will be more than one winner/the winner will receive more!

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Dark Divine- Bree Despain

Hello! I have a review for y'all today!

Title: The Dark Divine

Author: Bree Despain

Author website:

Rating (1-5): 4

Cover raiting: 4

Description: Grace Divine, daughter of the local pastor, always knew something terrible happened the night Daniel Kabi disappeared- the night she found her brother Jude collapsed on the porch, covered in blood. But she has no idea what a truly monstrous secret that night really held. And when Daniel returns three year later, Grace can no longer deny her attraction to him, despite promising Jude she'll stay away.

As Grace gets closer to Daniel, her actions stir the ancient evil Daniel unleashed that horrific night. Grace must discover the truth behind Jude and Daniel's dark secret...and the cure that can save the ones she loves. But she may have to lay down the ultimate sacrifice to do it-her soul.

I have been wanting to read this book for a long time, but never took the plunge to buy. I am so glad I did. My only reget is that I didn't buy it sooner. I liked the spin with the father being the pastor. I don't think Grace would have worked as a character if he wasn't a pastor. She was just so...good. Good all around, so pure. She is truly a beautiful person. Her soul just shines through this novel.

Daniel, I liked him from the first words that come out of his mouth. Even though he comes off as arrogant and kind of an ass. I knew he really wasn't an ass. I wanted to hug him everytime something bad happened to him. He is a great, strong character. A perfect fit for the pure Grace.

I'm excited for December for the second novel in this series! Also it has the possibility of being made into a movie, so that is very, very exciting! Despain creates a dark paranormal romance that grips you from the first page.

Paranormalcy- Kiersten White

This is another wonderful author I will be meeting next weekend. And another author you can win a signed book from here. If you enter don't forget to leave your e-mail address so I can contact you! Also leave tthe book you'd want and the name you want it say in the personalization!

Title: Paranormalcy
Author: Kiersten White
Author website:
Rating (1-5): 5
Cover rating: 5
Description: Evie's always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she's falling for a shape-shifter, and she's the only person who can see through paranormals' glamours.

But Evie's about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

So much for normal.

I was laughing throughout this entire book. I loved Evie. If my sister was a paranormal container she would so be Evie. My sister is a police offer and she wanted all her gear to be pink. Her gun, taser, cuffs, everything. And, that is what Evie has a hot-pink taser with rhinestones named Tasey. I felt like I was reading about a more peppy version of my sister. I loved every word of this novel!

Evie is funny and quirky. Even though she hasn't had much of a social life, ever. She stands out in crowds and can talk to anyone or anything. Her mermaid of a best friend is wonderful and so bleepin' hilarious.

And Lend, oh beautiful, mysterious, funny, sweet Lend. How I fell in love with you so quickly. And, I'm sure everyone will also! I love the meeting between Evie and Lend. I love their first encounter afterwards. I can't wait to read the rest of this series.

This is another book that you need to get NOW or enter into my contest and get it for free!

Firelight- Sophie Jordan

I am so excited to post this review because it is getting me excited for the Austin Teen Lit Festival where Sophie Jordan will be! I can't wait to meet her! Also, YOU have a chance to win personalized signed copy of this book here.

Title: Firelight
Author: Sophie Jordan
Author website:
Rating (1-5): 5
Cover rating: 5

Description: A hidden truth.

Mortal enemies.

Doomed love.

Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred teen among her kind, she nearly pays with her life. Until a beautiful stranger saves her. A stranger who was sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is a draki- a descendant of dragons whose greatest defense is her secret ability to shift into human form

Forced the flee into the mortal world with her family, Jacinda struggles to adapt to her new surrounding. The only bright light is Will. Gorgeous, elusive Will who stirs her inner draki to life. Although she is irresistibly drawn to him, Jacinda knowsWill's dark secret: He and his family are hunters. She should avoid him at all costs. But her inner draki is slowly slipping away- if it dies she will be left as a human forever. She'll do anything to prevent that. Even if it means getting closer to her most dangerous enemy.

Mythical powers and breathtaking romance ignite in this story of a girl who defies all expectations and whose love crosses an ancient divide.

I don't think I have sincerely loved a series this much since the first time I read Twilight. My favorite love stories are those of forbidden love, and that is exactly what Firelight is. Draki sound so beautiful and mesmerizing. And, the cover portrays Jacinda perfectly.

I love Will. He sounds so sexy and I definitely wouldn't mind finding him in the front of my house in the middle o the night. Sophie Jordan can seriously write a kissing scene! She makes Will sound irresistible. I recommend this book to EVERYONE! I can't even tell you how good this novel is. Jacinda is written perfectly. She's strong, defiant, real. I really like that she didn't just fall into the popular crowd once she arrived at the new school that so many characters do. She's actually very disliked.

Go out right now, buy, rent, borrow, whatever, you just have to get this book as soon as possible! But, I hope you have will power, because that is what it will take to wait for the second novel after the huge cliff-hanger of an ending.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Haunted- Jessica Verday

Hello everyone! It is almost the weekend, finally! I'll be posting a few reviews this weekend, including this one, they are all paranormal romances.

Title: The Haunted
Author: Jessica Verday
Author website:
Rating (1-5): 4
Cover rating: 5
Description: An impossible truth. An impossible love.

After a summer spent reclaiming her sanity and trying to forget the boy she fell in love with--the boy who must not exist, cannot exist, because she knows that he is dead--Abbey returns to Sleepy Hollow, ready to leave the ghosts of her past behind. She throws herself into her schoolwork, her perfume-making, and her friendship with Ben, her cute and funny lab partner, who just might be her ticket to getting over Caspian once and for all.

But Abbey can never get over Caspian, and Caspian has no choice but to return to her side, for Capian is a Shade, and Abbey is his destiny. They are tied not only to each other, but also to the town of Sleepy Hollow, and to the famous legend that binds their fates--a legend whose dark truths they are only beginning to guess...

This book did start out a little slow, but the writing was lovely. You could feel Abbey's desperation, her depression. At the beginning I was also bouncing back and forth between Caspian and Ben, until I finally settled on Caspian.

Caspian is still as sweet and charming as ever. I so want him to be real, so I can meet him. He sounds so adorable and charming. Especially when he looks up at Abbey through his bangs because he's bashful. Too bad, he's dead, but whatever, he's still cute. And, the sexual tension still runs insanely high between Abbey and Caspian. Actually it runs higher between them because he is dead. I mean can you imagine not being able to touch he person your in love with? I'd go crazy, just like Abbey does. I also love that Caspian is jealous of Ben. He still tries to be all boy-like and say things to him even though Ben can't hear him. The situations Abbey finds herself in with the two of them are hilarious.

The second book of series are usually my least favorite because they are kind of like "in between" novels, but I loved this book. I think I might actually like it more than The Hollow. Verday brought back the haunting romance in this thriller and the last line will leave you begging for more.

Don't forget to check out the contest I'm hosting.


There are some great contests going on right now.

Win Speak and Mockingjay here
Win a prize pack from Sarah Ockler here
Win Speak here

6 ARC give away here
Fall give away here
Scars -Cheryl Rainfiel give away here
Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters-Natalie Standiford give away here
Mystery ARCs give away to kick off the CONTEST CRAZE that will be TWO weeks longs! Here
Fall give away here

My contest:
Win a personalized and sign book from 1 of 14 authors of your choice here

I'll add more of the contests later!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

SPEAK (up)- Laurie Halse Anderson

Hello! I'm posting a review for Speak today in honor of SPEAKing Loudly against book banning!

Title: Speak
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Author website:
Wesley Scroggins views on Speak
Rating (1-5): 5
Cover: 4
Description: Melinda Sordino busted an end-0f-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won't talk to her, and people she doesn't even know hate he from a distance. The safest place to be is alone, inside her own head. But even that's no safe. Because there's something she's trying not to think about, something about the night of the party that, if she let it in, would blow her carefully constructed disguise to smithereens. And then she would have to speak the truth. This extraordinary first novel has captured the imaginations of teenagers and adults across the country.

This book is insanely powerful. Melinda is one of the bravest characters I have ever met. Her will for her own life and safety amazes me. Not many teens would call 911 to bust up a party knowing the consequences. But, she did it for her own safety. This entire book from cover to cover is powerful. I'm not a parent, but I think this a wonderful story to teach teenagers about rape and the power of overcoming it. This novel brought tears to my eyes and I can't imagine a more powerful story.

I believe teens have come forth about their own sexual abuse because of this strong story. I know I will be reading it for years to come. Banning this book is insane and ludicrous. I understand that this story may be for a little older teens, but that is the parent to decide. I firmly believe taking this book away will do more harm than good. A young kid suffering from child abuse may be looking for some glimmer of hope like this book that promises them that they aren't alone. And, it is okay to come forward. It is okay to take back control of your life.

Scroggins claims this book to be "soft pornography." I can't even begin to describe just how wrong this is. For a man to compare PORN to RAPE must be certifiably insane. Some consider porn enjoyable, and watch or read it for their own pleasure, but rape is not pleasurable or enjoyable. I think he must just be a bored man looking to cause commotion in a community, because I don't believe any parent would truly want their kids not to read. I think they would be proud that they are actually reading while so many of their peers are doing much worse things than reading Speak, Twenty Boy Summer, or Slaughter House Five.

Don't forget to check out my contest to win a signed book!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

SPEAK Loudly

Hello! I am an extremely opinionated person, but I hardly ever force my opinion on anybody. I know when to keep my mouth shut, but this is something that I simply can't keep my mouth closed about. The banning of three very popular and wonderful books.

I don't believe in book banning or censorship of any kind. I am not a parent so I can't for sure what I will do in the future when I think content is inappropriate for a certain age. But, I believe it is the parent's job to talk with THEIR child(ren) about content in books. I don't believe any person/parent has the right to ban a book from any other person's child. Sex, drugs, and alcohol exist. They exist in everyday life. They even exist in high school. And, if you think none of those things are not in high school then you are sadly mistaken. It is the parents job to teach their child about using sex, drugs, or alcohol. We learn about all three of these things in school. Kids are doing them. It doesn't mean it's right, but it does exist. A child is not going to read any of the book and then go out and try to get drunk because a character did it. They will try to do those things because of other pressures. It is not the job of an young adult fiction author to teach children what they should or should not do. They are here to tell us stories, take us to another place. It's the parent's job to teach what is right and what is wrong.

I'm going to post reviews for Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler an Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. These are two of my favorite books and books that have impacted me as well.

Title: Twenty Boy Summer
Author: Sarah Ockler
Author website:
Pro banning article for TBS by Nutjob Scroggins
Rating (1-5): 5
Cover rating: 4
Description: "Don't worry, Anna. I'll tell her, okay? Just let me think about the best way to do it."
"Promise me? Promise you won't say anything?"
"Don't worry." I laughed. "It's our secret, right?"

According to her best friend Frankie, twenty days in Zanzibar Bay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meet one boy every day, there's a pretty good chance Anna will find her first summer romance. Anna lightheartedly agrees to the game, but there's something she hasn't told Frankie--she's already had that kind of romance, and it was with Frankie's older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death one year ago.

The first time I read this book it was extremely hard for me to get through. Not because it wasn't written wonderfully because it was. That was part of the reason it was so hard for me to read the first time. Ockler describes the raw pain of losing someone so well. I first picked up the book from my TBR pile that was sitting on my dresser the night I got home from a funeral of one of my close friends from childhood. He died tragically and much, much too young. I had forgotten what TBS was about, but I had already bought it, so obviously I wanted to read it. I started crying very, very close in because of the raw emotions in the book. I soldiered up though and continued plowing through. I am so glad I did. Sarah Ockler's debut novel was beautiful, heart-breaking, heart-warming, hopeful, sad, desperate, and amazing. I can only imagine where her career will take her. I know I will be following it until the end. She is a force to reckoned with and I think she can create a powerhouse within the young adult world much like Sarah Dessen.

I loved everything in this novel from the characters to the first kiss with Anna and Matt. I loved the boys at beach. I loved how the grieving process was shown in so many different ways, because it's so true- everyone grieves differently. This book was real. There isn't another way to describe it. It is real-life. Ockler captured the teenage soul beautifully.

Scroggins says "This book glorifies drunken teen parties, where teen girls lose their clothes in games of strip beer pong. In this book, drunken teens also end up on the beach, where they use their condoms to have sex." Yes, there is drinking in this novel. Yes, there is sex. But, I don't think it glorifies teen drinking. She just depicts real life. Acting like these things aren't present among teens won't make them disappear. And, taking away an escape from a kid, like a book, won't keep them away from sex and drugs. And, about the sex. Young kids have sex in high school. At least they used a condom in book. This book is so much more than Scroggins sees. It's more than drinking and sex. It gives hope. It shows it is possible to move on. I'd hate for this book to be taken away by a selfish man.

And, tomorrow a review of the beautiful, stunning novel Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson!

Also don't forget to check out my contest I'm hosting!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Mini Reviews, Contest, & Book Banning

I've read quite a few books recently, but haven't have the time to post any reviews. So today I'll be posting some mini reviews. Here goes:

Title: The Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)
Author: Kody Keplinger
Rating (1-5): 5
"Duff" is not a word that I have ever heard, but in this novel it is the word used for the "ugly" friend. I absolutely adored this book. It showed that every girl sometimes feels like the ugly friend in her group of girls. Bianca, the main character is amazing, she isn't perfect. She may be a little chubby and broken, but she is funny, witty, sarcastic. I really related to her, and adored meeting her character. I didn't like Wesley at first and I was like 'girl, why are you kissing him?! He's an ass!' But, it turns out he is really sweet. There is a lot of sex, sexual acts, and sexual innuendo's in this novel. If these are something that offends you, I suggest you still read this book, but be forewarned, it isn't a cookie-cutter romance. It's real, real, real life. Real relationships. I loved it. My favorite thing is that the author is only 19 years old! How awesome is that? She sold this book while she was still in high school! So, she definitely still remembers what high school was like.

Title: She's So Dead to Us
Author: Kieran Scott
Rating (1-5): 4
I didn't realize when I picked this book up that it is actually a series. I though it was a stand alone novel, so when I finished it I was kind of like uhhh.... Well, that ending sucked. But, then I got on the author's website and learned that it was a trilogy so then I switched my opinion to 'that's an awesome cliff-hanger.' I'm just sad that I have to wait until next year for the next book. I loved the characters and the story line. I can't not wait to see what happens in this small town. The girls are bitches, the boys are hot, the drama never stops. It wasn't how I thought it would be, it was seriously better.

Title: Aces Up
Author: Lauren Barnholdt
Rating (1-5): 3
There isn't too much to say about this book. It was a cute, light, easy read. I think it is best for an in-between type novel book. I read it very quickly. I enjoyed it, but it wasn't the best book I've ever read or my favorite novel by Lauren. If you're looking for something very light and breezy I'd suggest checking this out from the library.

Title: One Night That Changes Everything
Author: Lauren Barnholdt
Rating (1-5): 4
Description: From Barnes and Noble
I really, really enjoyed this book. I laughed quite a bit and I was even jealous. I want to do all the things I fear in one night. Although, I wouldn't mine being under different circumstances and my fears would be very different from Eliza's. For most of the novel I couldn't decide on Cooper's intentions, but I finally settled on thinking he was sweet and only wanted to help her. This is an easy, quick read that I would recommend. It was a great story about an insane night around Boston.

Title: The Eternal Ones
Author:Kirsten Miller
Rating (1-5):4
Description: From Barnes and Noble
This book was GREAT! I loved the characters, all of them. I kept trying to figure out what was going to happen, what was going on. And, I one point I did guess what I thought was going to happen and I was right for the most part. I think it's amazing that Haven could design and make dresses so well. But, I do feel very bad for her because her home town is full of crazy. Crazy people, crazy ideas, crazy small-minded southerners. The devil is talked about a lot in the book and at first it annoyed me. I thought it was a little too much, but it is actually necessary for the story. I can't wait for the next installment. It will be a long, long wait, but I am so excited for it. Reincarnation is something that has always sparked an interest in me, and I was intrigued by the ideas in this book. Go out and buy this book!

I may be posting some other mini reviews later. But, I will most definitely be posting reviews for Speak by Laurie Anderson and Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler. Both of which I LOVE. I will be posting reviews for these to take a stand against book banning. Both of these novels are up for being banned in school districts. For more information check out both author blogs. I promise you'll want to take a stand for this too.

Now, for the contest! I will be going to Austin in a couple of weeks for the Austin Teen Lit Festival. There will be 14 authors there signing books and speaking on panels. I am so excited for this. So, I am going to host a contest to spread the word about my blog. For someone who spreads the word to the most people or the most creatively will win a personalized signed book by the author of their choice from the festival. Check out the website, choose you're author, and I buy you the book, get it signed and personalized! This contest will end on October 1, 2010.

Summary of contest:
-Spread the word about my blog in anyway you want
-Send me the link if you post it on facebook, twitter, your blog, etc.
-The person who spreads the word the most effectively or the most creatively will win a personalized and signed book from the author of their choice
-Leave me a comment with the way that you are spreading the word and you're author/book choice

Good luck! Please spread the word and tell people to follow my blog!

**If I get a lot of followers from this the winner may win more than one book!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Halo- Alexandra Adornetto

This is another debut author that I'm excited to review. I'm also excited because I'll be meeting her in a few weeks at the Austin Teen Author Festival!

Title: Halo
Author: Alexandra Adornetto
Author website:
Rating (1-5): 3.5
Cover rating: 5

Description: Three angels- Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, the youngest and most human- are sent by Heaven to bring good to a world falling under the influence of darkness. They work hard to conceal their luminous glow, superhuman powers, and most dangerous of all their wings, all the while avoiding all human attachments.

Then Bethany meets Xavier Woods, and neither of them is able to resist the attraction between them. Gabriel and Ivy do everything in their power to intervene, but the bond between Xavier and Bethany seems too strong.

The angels' mission is urgent, and dark forces are threatening. Will love ruin Bethany or save her?

I enjoyed this novel, a lot. It is a great debut and I will definitely read the rest of the series. I really loved how the main girl was the non-human creature. It is usually the boy that is, but this time it is the girl, Beth.

Beth is a sweet, caring girl. She was a little to naive for me to relate to her, but I understand why she is so naive. She's never been to Earth before. Xavier sounds insanely handsome, but (this may sound strange), but I think he was too good.

Gabriel and Ivy completely changed from how they were in the beginning of the book. They didn't stay true to their character descriptions. I'm interested to see where this series takes them. Especially Gabriel, I have some theories! :)

I like how the religious views in the novel weren't shoved on you. As the reader you were able to see inside their religious choices, but didn't feel like you have to be the same way.

My only other problem was Xavier and Beth's relationship. It was all just toooo much gooey-ness. Now, I love love stories. I'm a hopeless romantic, but I also like a girl with some back-bone and some independence. And Beth, has none. Xavier has plenty of back-bone and confidence though. And, I do LOVE that.

Nevermore- Kelly Creagh

I'm sorry it's been so long since I've updated. I've had a lot of homework and I'm just trying to get used to being back in school! But, I have read quite a few books that I'll be reviewing!

First one, is a brand new one that I devoured as fast as I could.

Title: Nevermore
Author: Kelly Creagh
Author website:
Rating (1-5): 5
Cover: 5

Description: Cheerleader Isobel Lanley is horrified when she is paired with Varen Nethers for an English project, which is due-so unfair- on the day of the rival game. Cold and aloof, sardonic and sharp-tongued, Varen makes it clear he'd rather not have anything to do with her either. But when Isobel discovers strange writing in his journal she can't help but give this enigmatic boy with the piercing eyes another look.
Soon, Isobel finds herself making excuses to be with Varen. Steadily pulled away from her friends and her possessive boyfriend, Isobel ventures deeper and deeper into the dream world Varen has created through the pages of his notebook, a realm where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life.
As her world begins to unravel around her, Isobel discovers that dreams, like words, hold more power than she ever imagined, and that the most frightening realities are those of the mind. Now she must find a way to reach Varen before he is consumed by the shadows of his own nightmares.
His life depends on it.

First off, um, WOW. This book astounded me, and I simply can not wait for the next one. It is going to be a series. I can't believe I'll have to wait a year and the MAJOR cliff hanger in this novel.

Isobel starts off as the typical annoying cheerleader, but as you get to know her, her true heart becomes evident very quickly. She is strong, caring, and smart. I love how she is able to stand up for herself and what she believes in. She doesn't let people walk all over her. She pushes herself to edge. She's fearless.

Gwen, I think she was my favorite character is this book. Almost every time she spoke I was laughing out loud. Which got me some weird looks when I was reading in public, but that's okay! She is eccentric and goofy. And insanely hilarious without trying to be. I instantly liked her, she brought a lot of comic relief which was needed at some points.

And, lastly, Varen, oh Varen. At first, I didn't really like him and didn't think I would think he was cute, except his eyes. Oh, his eyes sound intoxicating, but he wears eyeliner which make-up on a boy is not my thing. If that's what floats your boat that's cool, but it doesn't float mine. So, I was unsure whether I'd be able to see past him wearing make-up, but I was able to. There were a lot of thing he did to Isobel that sounded kind of, He didn't make my heart melt at the thought of him as some other boy characters have done, but I still love Varen and can't wait to see where this series takes him as a character. It takes a bit longer to get to know him as a character, but you do get to know him. He's sweet, polite, and different.

This is Creagh's debut novel and for that I must appluad her. The writing was fabulous, she certainly has an incredible gift for words. I loved the tie in with Edgar Allan Poe, it was unique and interesting. This story is not one that is crowding the shelves. It is new, breath-taking, edgy, scary, thrilling, and heart-pounding. I couldn't put it down. I recommend giving it a try, even if it sounds a little dark for your taste. I don't think you'll regret it, but I warn you the ending will only leave you wanting more.