Sunday, February 28, 2010

Quite a bit this week! i PROMISE ill post more, i jsut got over being sick =)

Project 17 by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Undone by Brooke Taylor
Primavera by  Francesca Lia Block
 PaperBack Swap
DeerSkin by Robin McKinley
Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison  ---  Kindle/Ebook version is Free for limited time!
James Potter Series  ---- Fanfiction  -- Free for ebook/kindle
Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev  --- Bought

Thursday, February 25, 2010


It may seem like i have abondond this place but i have not. I have just been bogged down with work/school and im getting sick. I will be here with a review soon and the Usual memes and stuff as soon as im done reading Fell, i have been going slow. Ill put up a post tommarow about something haha.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

In My Mailbox

Just One Again
Snow White Blood Red - A compilation of authors retelling fairy tales but more grown-up

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Phew, I was away for a few days but im back with this weeks WoW
Title - Sunshine
Author - Robin Mckinley
Genre - YA
Pages - 416
Release - April 6 2010
They took her clothes and sneakers. They dressed her in a long red gown. And they shackled her to the wall of an abandoned mansion-within easy reach of a figure stirring in the moonlight.

She knows that it is a vampire.
She knows that she's to be his dinner, and that when he is finished with her, she will be dead. Yet, when light breaks, she finds that he has not attempted to harm her. And now it is he who needs her to help him survive the day...

Sunday, February 14, 2010

In My Mailbox

Only one today Sacrafice of the Widow by Lisa Smedman

Next week I should have about 3 in the mail.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Title - The Temptation of the Night Jasmine
Author- Lauren Willig
Pages - 501
Genre - Historical Fiction/YA
Description (from back of book)
  After years abroad, Robert, Duke of Dovedale, has returned to England to avenge the murder of his mentor. To uncover the murderer's identity, he must infiltrate the infamous secret Hellfire Club. But the Duke has no idea that an even more difficult challenge awaits him - in a mistaken, romantic-minded young lady.
   Charlotte Lansdowne wistfully remembers the Robert of her childhood as a valiant hero among men. Too aware of his own flaws, Roberts tries to dissuade Charolotte form her dillusions, even as he finds himself drawn to her. When Charlotte takes up a bit of espionage - investigating a plot to kidnap the King - Robert soon realizes taht she is more then the perfect partner in crime.
   Caught in a dangerous game full of deadly spies and secret rites, Robert and Charlotte must work together to reveal the villian...and confront thier true love.
 The book starts off following Eloise's story, a modern day lover of history, and then shifts into Charlotts story via her best friend Henriettas notes and journals, read by Eloise. Honestly, I wish the book was as exciting as the descroption made it out to be, I was more then one tempted to put it down and forget about it. During the times when we are in Charlottes story it also shifts to Roberts viewpoint of the events that play out.
   Charactor-wise i found Charlotte to be a very easy heroine to like, she was stubborn when need be and also trusting and witty. Robert was a good male counterpart to Charlotte, though he got a tad annoying going on about how he was no good. There are also quite a few good and interesting supportive charactors such as Charlottes friends Henrietta and Penelope Tommy,Roberts friend and Henriettas husband Miles. Being this is in older England there are quite a few odd words and phrases used in the book, I more then once found myself going 'huh?' but once read in context of the sentance it made sence. There were also some pretty long/advanced words but nothing a dictonary could not fix.
   The writing style was fluid, Willig painted a very pretty picture with her descrptions of the gardens, the houses and the undercaves leading to the Hellfire Club.The romance is clean but never stale, there are a few innuendos and adult themes but they are few and not heavy-handed. All in all i enjoyed the book, i just wish it was a bit more of a page-turner.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Title - My Soul to Lose
Author - Rachel Vincent
Genre - Young Adult/ Paranormal
NOTE - Ebook exclusive prequel to the Soul Screamers series.
It was supposed to be a fun day, shopping at the mall with her best friend. Then the panic attack started and Kaylee Cavanaugh finds herself screaming, unable to stop. Her secret fears are exposed and it's the worst day of her life.

Until she wakes up in the psychiatric unit.
She tries to convince everyone she's fine--despite the shadows she sees forming around another patient and the urge to scream which comes burbling up again and again. Everyone thinks she's crazy. Everyone except Lydia, that is. Another patient with some special abilities....
 Wow! this was SHORT but as said in my note section its just a prequel and given ebooks dont tell page numbers ill guess its around just 100 pages, definatly a one-sitting read.
  At first i was kind of put off since it was Kaylee and her friend shopping at the mall but after Kaylee has her panic attach and winds up in the mental hospital it gets far more interesting! There is not too much to say about this book other then i REALLY am looking forward to the rest of the series and getting my questions answerd. Oh yes, this prequel is FREE!
  One thing i keep thinking about the storyline of this prequel is i really, really wanted to know more about Lydia, a girl int he mental hospital Kaylee meets.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Title - GlimmerGlass (Faeriewalker Book 1)
Author - Jenna Black
Genre - Fantasy/YA
Release Date - 5/25/2010
Pages - 320
Dana Hathaway doesn’t know it yet, but she’s in big trouble. When her alcoholic mom shows up at her voice recital drunk, Dana decides she’s had it with being her mother’s keeper, so she packs her bags and heads to stay with her mysterious father in Avalon: the only place on Earth where the regular, everyday world and the magical world of Faerie intersect. But from the moment Dana sets foot in Avalon, everything goes wrong, for it turns out she isn't just an ordinary teenage girl—she's a Faeriewalker, a rare individual who can travel between both worlds, and who can bring magic into the human world and technology into Faerie.

Soon, she finds herself tangled up in a cutthroat game of Fae politics. Someone's trying to kill her, and everyone wants something from her, even her newfound friends and family. Suddenly, life with her alcoholic mom doesn't sound half bad, and Dana would do anything to escape Avalon and get back home. Too bad both her friends and her enemies alike are determined not to let her go . . .

There has been an influx of faerie novels lately! I think it may be the 'it' thing this year hehe, which is OK with me! Hmm, I am not fond of the cover of this book though..

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

This week is The Temptation of the Night Jasmine by Lauren Willig

1. randomly open your book and pick a few lines, post them
2. No Spoilers!!

"I don't think they let you do that anymore," said Charlotte thoughtfully "Chop off heads just like that."
"Yes, but once my head's off, I won't be there to complain to the authorities, will I?"

Some of the fun humor in this book =)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

I have an actual book from in the mail!! haha. OK here is what i got this week:

Alraune By Joe Bandel - for review
 The Temptation of the Night Jasmine by Lauen Willig - for review (paperback)
Fireflies by Ally Bue - yaoi fiction, not YA friendly! (but actually has a really good storyline!)
White Fang by Jack London  - This version is free!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Title - The Dead Girls' Dance
Author - Rachel Caine
Pages - 256
Genre - Young Adult
Claire has her share of challenges. Like being a genius in a school that favors beauty over brains; homicidal girls in her dorm, and finding out that her college town is overrun with the living dead. On the up side, she has a new boyfriend with a vampire-hunting dad. But when a local fraternity throws the Dead Girls' Dance, hell is really going to break loose.
Phew! After the MAJOR cliff-hanger of the first book (Glass Houses) I was very eager to start this book. It starts off right where the first left off. I won't give anything away but Dead Girls Dance delivers in a big way. The charactors are getting more developed, the romance is getting a bit more rounded and steamier (but still not over-the-top) and the action is still thrilling! Claire just cant catch a break! The only thing I had a problem  with was that Caine mentioned Eves brother and while he was in the book for a little bit, he kind of got shrugged off the map by the end, nothing was mentioned of him after a certain point.
I will warn you now, like with the first and if your sensative, you will want tissues! As with the first, I was crying by the end of it. Dead Girls Dance leaves off on another good cliff-hanger that wants you reading more, and oh yes, i will read the next one!

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Just a tad bit of advertising and a request today.
 As you may or may not know I have joined PaperbackSwap in the hopes of getting books that are not available on kindle for me to download. I find this service wonderful and i have already sent 6 books off to other people, and have gotten one sent to me. (my name is lunamoth on it if you are on as well and would like to add me as a friend)
 Now my request, since most of the books have long wait lines is do any of you have these books?  I will buy them from you with credits or cash if you prefer.

The adoration of jenna fox                                
the amaranth enchantment                                deerskin
another faust                                                     The demons librarian
asendancy of the last                                           dragonfly
bone dancer: a fantasy for technophiles                dreamdark: Silkspinner
brightly woven                                                      eyes like stars
brother to dragons comanion to owls                   Fell
catching fire                                                        the final empire (mistborn)
a certain slant of light                                           Incarceron
the chosen one                                                  Little grrl lost
dark oracle                                                           Ophelia
darkwood                                                        project 17
revealers                                                         a rush of wings
the shadow club                                             snitch
sphinx's queen                                                storm of the dead
sun and moon, ice and snow                            the swan kingdom
Undone                                                           wolf the journey home

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

This Week is Tracking Tempest by Nicole Peeler (the second in the jane true novels)
Pages - 320
Genre - Young Adult
Release Date - June 20 2010
Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and Ryu - Jane's bloodsucking boyfriend - can't let a major holiday go by without getting all gratuitous. An overwhelming dose of boyfriend interference and a last-minute ticket to Boston later, and Jane's life is thrown off course.
Ryu's well-intentioned plans create mayhem, and Jane winds up embroiled in an investigation involving a spree of gruesome killings. All the evidence points towards another Halfling, much to Jane's surprise...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

This week its Dead Girls' Dance by Rachel Caine

1. pick a place randomly in your book and choose a line or few lines and post them!

She fell asleep thinking of vampires, fangs, pretty girls with mean smiles. and cigarette lighters.

Those are some odd things to dream about eh?

Monday, February 1, 2010

Review - Ruby

Title - Ruby
Author - Amanda Taber
Pages - 194
Genre - Young Adult
Ruby Matthews is nineteen and alone in the world. Both her parents are dead, killed it seems by an apparent drunk driver.
Lonely and grieving, Ruby’s mysterious grandmother arrives in town to take her home to live with her in her huge manor style mansion in Star’s Landing, Maine.
What Ruby soon discovers turns her world upside down. She learns that she is a witch and not just any witch. She is one of three witches known as the Triple Enchantresses whose coming was foretold during the witch hunts that gripped the world hundreds of years ago. These three young women are destined to combine their powers to form the most powerful witch’s coven ever in existence.
Also living in Star’s Landing is Blaine Hamilton, a young man who comes from a wealthy family of warlocks and who now lives in seclusion, his back turned on his mammoth powers after the murder of his entire family.
The townsfolk wrongly believe that he is the killer, a fact that he doesn’t dispute as he too holds himself responsible for their deaths as he was unable to save them.
He retreats to the family estate just outside town and condemns himself to live there alone for the rest of his life, unworthy of love.
When Ruby and Blaine encounter one another unexpectedly, the wheels of magic, Wicca and destiny turn and they fall deeply in love.
They are unaware, however, that the same demon that was responsible for the deaths of both their families is now after Ruby, determined to see that the Triple Enchantresses never has the chance to form.
Can Blaine find the courage to reawaken his powers to save Ruby when she is kidnapped by the demon? And will Ruby survive to take her place as one third of the Triple Enchantresses as the prophecy has foretold?
I LOVED this book! It is short, 194 pages is certainly a day read but that does not deter from the story or emotions that unfold through the pages. Ruby is a believable heroine, she doesn't whine or go headfirst into things. Blaine is a great love interest, he is strong but also isn't afraid to show vulnerability and cry.
The writing style is smooth and clean, there are some mistakes here and there and i will chalk that up to kindle formating rather than the author.

Some minor problems I had with the book though were that not once was Blaines age given (unless I had missed that) and the book description actually tells more about the prophecy and the triple enchantresses then the actual book does. These are minor however and dont hinder the book in any way.

There is NO sexual content, Ruby and Blaines love is sweet and chaste. There are no overly-hormonal teenagers in this book! There is also very little swearing, I believe there are only two swear words in the whole book and they are very near the end. Violence is more prevelent but there are no graphic blood scene, no severed limbs or large gashes with exposed bone. It is a very friendly, young adult book and I am very eager for the next installment!