Saturday, January 30, 2010

In My Mailbox (13)

In My Mailbox is a meme created by The Story Siren and inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie! It is a list of the books that I've have received over the previous week, either in the mail, from the bookstore, or from trades.


- Bad Apple by Laura Ruby (ARC)
- Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
- Boys Girls and Other Hazardous Materials by Rosalind Wisemen (ARC)
- Dead is So Last Year by Marlene Perez
- Crash Into Me by Albert Borris
- I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd have to Kill You by Ally Carter
- Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan (SIGNED)
- Lips Touch by Taini Taylor (SIGNED)
- The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart
- Impacient with Desire by Gabrielle Burton (ARC)
- Swag
- $10 Gift Card to Barnes & Noble

It's more than I expected! I'm very excited to receive all of these. Now I really have to get to work.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday Finds

This post showcases the covers of the books, I recently found on other book blogs, good reads, bookstores, and that I am highly interested in reading. The idea is to share, every Friday, books that you’ve recently discovered (never heard of before) that sound really good!

Getting Revenge on Lauren Woods by Eileen Cook
All Quiet Things by Anna Jarzab

Dark Flame by Alyson Noel
Radiance by Alyson Noel

Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
The Life of Glass by Jillian Cantor

2010 Debut Author Challenge

Hey guys, I'm ecstatic about loads of books debuting this year. The Story Siren is hosting the 2010 Debut Author Challenge, and I will be participating. This challenge will be one the most important I do, along with the 100 Challenge.

My reading list is as follows:
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  1. The Naughty List by Suzanne Young
  2. Boys Girl's and Other Hazardous Materials by Rosalind Wisemen (reading)
  3. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
  4. The Vinyl Princess by Yvonne Prinz
  5. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
  6. Sea by Heidi R. Kling
  7. Restoring Harmony by Joelle Anthony
  8. Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus
  9. Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly
  10. The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy
  11. All the Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab
  12. Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
  13. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  14. A Match Made In High School by Kristin Walker
  15. Magic Under Glass by Jackie Dolamore
I will be updating this throughout the year. It's hard to believe that there's so many authors debuting. If you'd like to participate, click here for further details.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent

Title: My Soul to Take
Author: Rachel Vincent
Series: Soul Screamers #1

Pages: 279, paperback
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Age Group: Young Adult

Overall Rating:

She doesn't see dead people, but…

She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.

Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next…

My Soul to Take was like nothing I've read before. This paranormal novel was packed with romance, mystery, supernatural powers, and adventure. My thoughts on the plot are all positive. I knew this book was going to have me mind blown when I laid eyes on it. It is hard to talk about this book without giving away minor spoilers, but I'll try to keep them teeny tiny.

Kaylee is an ordinary girl until she undercovers her mysterious powers. After going clubbing she experiences her first premonition, in the form of an uncontrollable urge to scream. On the dance floor she meets Nash, the hottest guy in school, together they explore the truth of these premonitions. All the sudden her classmates start dropping dead for no reason causing a huge commotion. Leaving Kaylee desperate to find the reasons for the cause of her new powers.

In all honesty, this book is one of the best I've read in a while. Basically it stands out to me. From the very beginning Vincent's writing makes a connection with the reader that makes them keep reading. The plot to me was very original and something that many people would find interest in. Her writing is very descriptive, full of metaphors, and flowed smoothly. I found that the characters were developed. They were all full of mystery behind them. In particular, I enjoyed reading about how Kaylee dealt with her powers. The romance was hot!

All throughout the book, I wanted to know the real reasons for Kaylee's powers. So, it kept me hungry for more. The ending sums it up, but it promises a sequel. Overall, it was a great read. I don't have anything in particular to complain about it. I recommend this to all paranormal fans. It will live up to your expectations. (as of my opinion) Now, I'd like to read more about Kaylee's powers in My Soul to Save.