Thank you for visiting Jagged Edge Reviews. We have a lot of exciting reviews, guest posts, cover reveals and book blitz coming up! I apologize we are going through a bit of a change as we have been away for a short time but we are getting back into the swing of things! Just getting a bit organized again, please be patient.

Monday, February 28, 2011

One Lovely Blog Award

I would like to thank bekka at Rebekka's Reading Room for chosing Me as #3 on her list for the One Lovely Blog Award.

To accept this award one must follow rules.....
1. Thank the person who gave it to you and link it back to their blog.
2. Post 7 random facts about oneself.
3. Pass the award on to 15 other blogs.

1.I'm Energetic
2.I love techno
3.I had a bird named hamlet
4.My cats name is bella
5.My eye color changes
6.My hair is curly
7.I don't like the cold

1. I'm sorry I can not pass this on it is very difficult to know who will accept it.

Erin

Monday Madness (7)


Welcome to Monday Madness!

Monday Madness is a meme I started here at Bewitching Books with some inspiration from The Story Siren.

The idea behind Monday madness was not only to tell the crazy things happening in your life but things about the blog.

Anyone can participate in Monday Madness and you are not limited to only sharing About the blog or yourself. You can whatever you want!



Just incase I don't get on here on monday or something this will be my just in case post. There are 53 Followers So proud. I'm hoping to have a author interview soon. And Possibly a Giveaway in August. I know its so far away but it will be worth it. I should have a few signed bookmarkers coming in happy for that. Sadly I can not give them away on here for swag I have to give them to my library. Also I'm not really sick any more just. Busy. I have read so many books so far it's crazy. As soon as I finish my for review books I will be back at the library getting crazy amazing books! Not saying the ones I got for review arn't crazy amazing. I'm just saying. Ummmm The books I have coming up to read soon are Softly and tenderly, The days of tomorrow, and The water wars. So spread the word about us its much obliged! Have a Great Week!

Kati
Erin
Katie



Hot (Sweaty) Mamas: Five Secrets to Life as a Fit Mom


Author: Laurie Kocanda, Kara Thom
Series: ---
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication Date: March 29, 2011
How Received: Publiasher
Rating: 3

Summary:
Authors, moms, and fitness enthusiasts Kara Douglass Thom and Laurie Kocanda work to balance motherhood and fitness. They know other moms struggle to make exercise a priority in their lives because they speak with similarly minded women at seminars and on their blogs. It was from these conversations--and the interest in them--that the idea for Hot (Sweaty) Mamas was born. This book is perfect for every mom or mom-to-be thinking about starting an exercise program, as well as moms already pursuing their fitness goals. Hot (Sweaty) Mamas reaches a wider audience than other fitness books that merely focus on "getting your prebaby body back" by presenting advice on how to pursue fitness despite a busy schedule, how to carve out time with or without kids to work out, and how to get the support needed to pursue fitness goals. Moms who find it difficult to start or stick with an exercise program will learn how to reframe their thinking. Women who continue to work out and struggle with the guilt sometimes associated with taking "me time" will be reassured. Mothers-to-be will feel better prepared to pass a legacy of health and fitness to their children and make fitness and motherhood coexist. Thom and Kocanda reveal the secrets to being a fit mom inside Hot (Sweaty) Mamas.

Review:
The book wasn't for me.. I thought it could have done without the whole "have the right mind set." I really think its more for older moms who want to stay or get in shape. I do like that there is some really good info, and the way the book is laid out. I'm a new mom of a 5 month old but i'm only 19. I lost a lot of baby fat right away. I would have liked a simpler version where it just got to the point. Where it told me how to get fit and stay that way.

Erin

Sunday, February 27, 2011

"I want to win books from here and she's making me post a link, tacky much!?" She said it not me!

Win books from maggie stiefvater Book shelf!
Man I wish I had that awesome of a book shelf!!


http://maggiestiefvater.blogspot.com/

Beautiful Darkness


Author: Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
Series: The Caster Chronicles
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 26, 2010
How Received: Borrowed
Rating: 4

Summary:
Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen. Sometimes life-ending. Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems..


Review:
I absolutely hate when a book has whining but I hate it more when most of the book is all whining. Grr I would have loved this book if it didn't have that. The only reason it is 4 Stars is because I loved the ending and I loved the first book. I was so sad but I had to skip a lot of chapters just to be able to read this book. When I wrote the review and all I did was whine about how it whined so this review will be cut very short. When I got to the end it was like Bam where did this amazing story come from? lol The twists and turns in the story was beautiful. I just loved how it just jumps out and bites you almost literary. But then the end end leaves you wanting ... no needing to read the next one...which sadly has not come out yet.

Kati

Weekly Dose (2)

I love that so many people have taken this meme under their wing and are enjoying the theme. It's brilliant to pop over to random blogs and catch some inspiring images. If you'd like to participate in Daily Dose, simply make a post on Monday with a bunch of images you find magical and hope to inspire your readers with then share the link below.



Saturday, February 26, 2011

IMM (10)

Captivate


Author: Carrie Jones
Series: Need
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication Date: Jan-2010
How Received: Borrowed
Rating: 5

Summary:
Zara and her friends knew they hadn't solved the pixie problem for good.
..Far from it.
The king's needs grow deeper every day he's stuck in captivity, while his control over his people gets weaker.
It's made him vulnerable.
And now there's a new king in town.
A turf war is imminent, since the new pixie king, Astley, is moving in quickly.
Nick nearly killed him in the woods on day one, but Zara came to his rescue.
Astley swears that he and Zara are destined to be together, that he's one of the good guys.
Nick isn't buying it, though Zara isn't as sure -- despite herself, she wants to trust the new king. But it's a lot more than her relationship with Nick that is at stake. It's her life -- and his.


Review: You will have to excuse my sloppiness on this because I wrote half on my notes on my phone and the other half in a notebook. xD
Some books in series like the second book and so on are pretty lame because you always know where the story will end.. But not with Captivate. They keep you hanging in suspense and so many twists and turns you feel like your on a roller coaster. In Need they give you a bizarre story line and work up from there then in Captivate they give you exactly what you are not looking for and catches you off guard. Which makes it all the better. After reading Beautiful Creatures then Need then Beautiful Darkness then Captivate its difficult not to have a crazy dream. Thats exactly what happened when I was in the middle of captivate. Now that dream was totally book worthy...If only I could remember it all, if any of it now. xD Books are difficult to read during school but it was worth the fight! And it's a quick read I finished it in less then a day! Although I am a speedy reader and the only life I have is in these books. It makes it all worth while. After you read Need I suggest you read Captivate.

Kati

Friday, February 25, 2011

Follow Friday

Q. Share your current fav television show! Tell us a bit about it...

Kati: I have many favortie TV shows so I will share them all with you so I don't have to explain them xD
Favorties are:
Dexter!!!!
The Best Years (Is on like the same channel as digrassie and its like at 12 AM)
Supernatural
Glee
One Tree Hill
I use to watch Vampire Diaries for a bit but then it was like ehh
I also use to watch Tosh.0 Which is on Comedy Central But that got crazy. Not a show to watch with your parents...even though they may love it!
Nikita
Hellcats
(As you can see i'm a CW fan so when cables gone I WILL SURVIVE!

Erin:
Nikita
Its about a rouge agent who wants to take down division with a few other agents. And Alex who is a mole in the system. Helping Nikita take them down.

Katie:
Castle, House, Ugly Betty, White Collar, Glee

Need


Author: Carrie Jones
Series: Need
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books
Publication Date: December 23, 2008
How Received: Borrowed
Rating: 5

Summary:
Zara White suspects there's a freaky guy semi-stalking her. She's also obsessed with phobias. And it's true, she hasn't exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But exiling her to shivery Maine to live with her grandmother? That seems a bit extreme. The move is supposed to help her stay sane...but Zara's pretty sure her mom just can't deal with her right now.
She couldn't be more wrong. Turns out the semi-stalker is not a figment of Zara's overactive imagination. In fact, he's still following her, leaving behind an eerie trail of gold dust. There's something not right - not human - in this sleepy Maine town, and all signs point to Zara. In this creepy, compelling breakout novel, Carrie Jones delivers romance, suspense, and a creature you never thought you"d have to fear.


Review: Ok people this book is about....PIXIES!!! Amazing right there I love this author just because she didn't write another lame vampire book! Ok so this book is amazing and I wish I owned the whole series because AMAZING!!! So the start was very sad and it help work a connection in with the main character Zara. I love how she has this thing with phobia's because I think not only is it a fun book but you are also learning something while you enjoy your book. There are so many funny quality's to this book and I learned so much that I can garentee that one day I will buy this series. Not only did it teach me about phobia's but it taught me the snow dance! Now living in Wisconsin I don't exactly need the snow dance but it is a useful fact non the less. I have decided to share the snow dance with you. So pay attention, because this is how you do the snow dance. xD "Drop an ice cube in the toilet and dance around the toilet saying snow, snow, snow until the ice cube melts." Sadly the start of this book was a bit slow. Then it became enchanting. So enchanting that I read Need then went and Read Captivate now all I need to do is wait for Entice to come to my local library. So I hope that I have helped lead you to an amazing series and I hope you enjoy it!

Kati

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

What's He Really Thinking?: How to Be a Relational Genius with the Man in Your Life


Author: Paula Rinehart
Series: ---
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: June 2, 2009
How Received: Publisher
Rating: 4

Summary:
A woman's guide into a man's heart and mind offering invaluable insights, understanding, and the tools for building healthier relationships. Even in the best of relationships, over time, men and women drift apart because of the communication gaps they naturally possess. In What's He Really Thinking? , author and speaker Paula Rinehart gives incredible insight into these differences. In her conversational, almost poetic style, Rinehart unlocks some of the age-old mysteries of the male mind-set. With more than twenty years of counseling experience, Rinehart sheds a realistic light on: how men think why they do what they do what they struggle with She believes women who truly understand men have an ability to make an extraordinary impact on their lives. From scientific research to practical real-life stories, Rinehart removes the guess work and shows women how to become the relational geniuses they have always longed to be.


Review:
*Warning if you are not one for self help books please do not continue reading*
What's He Really Thinking? is a how to on being a genius with guys. But it goes at guys on a religious view. I do not like that it is written by a female. I believe if we(females)Want to understand a man better we can ask them. I would prefer that a male write this or both a male and female write this. I do love the fact that Paula makes it very relatable. The review in the cover by Kevin is a very good effect on the book. I love when Paula talked about how a male's brain is built not just what they do. She goes beyond experience and dips into the science of it all. Paula is not there to change the men in our lives shes there to help us understand them and how they think. For example I learned to watch how a man changes. Because men do change on their own. It is not a woman's place to change a man even though most of the women in this word believe it is. I for sure will be sharing this book with many women in my life.

Kati

Top Ten Tuesday (3)

10 Books I can't wait to read:

Kati:
1:Beautiful Darkness
2:Entice
3:City of Ashes
4:City of Glass
5:City of Fallen Angels
6:Marked
7:Cloaked
8:Captivate
9:Rage
10:Blood feud

Erin:
1:Awakened
2:Fallen(1)
3:Fallen(2)
4:Unseen
5:Captivate
6:Entice
7:The Van Aler Legacy
8:City of Fallen Angels
9:Clock Work Angel
10:Hourglass

Katie:
1:Live wire
2:Matched
3:Fallen
4:Witched
5:My blood approves
6:Turned
7:Evermore
8:Claimed
9:Immortal
10:Clockwork Angel

Thank You!!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Matched


Author: Ally Condie
Series: Matched Trilogy
Publisher: Dutton Books
Publication Date: November 30, 2010
How Received: Borrowed
Rating:3

Summary:
In the Society, Officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die.
Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s barely any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one . . . until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path no one else has ever dared follow—between perfection and passion.


Review:
It teaches you how important individuality really is. This is no ordinary book. It's beyond normal and kind of crazy. It makes you wonder what the world would be like if our life was planned out for us. This book has an amazing description. This book isn't for me but I do know it is for some people out there. And under no circumstance do I like the society. But the ending was beautiful and beyond romantic. There is not much I can really say about this book. Except I might like to get matched with my soul mate just to skip the pain but never in my life would I want my entire life planned out for me.

By: Kati

Monday Madness (6)

Hey Guys I'm still sick and to lazy to do another video so I decided that I would let you know this way I have two great friends and now helpers. That are working on this blog! Go me!!!! ahaha Ok so Erin and Katie are my new helpers thanks you guys SOOOO much!
I'm still sick Ickkkyyy! No fun Ever! Grr I wish I had more to write right now but I do not sorry guys. Peace!! oh wait! 44 Followers you guys have no idea how proud I am of this blog! Thank you guys sooo much!

Kati <3

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Follow Friday


Kati:
Witch & Wizard by James Patterson

Erin:
Need by Carrie Jones

Katie:
When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James

Beautiful Creatures



Author: Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
Series: The Caster Chronicles
Publisher: Little Brown & Co.
Publication Date: September 2010
How Received: Borrowed
Rating: 5+

Summary:
Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she’s struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps, and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.
Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town’s oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.


Review:
When I started this book I realized I tried to start it before. So I was just going to give up after the second page. I am so glad I didn't it was cute, romantic, funny and oddly frightening. I love the reference to other books and the story line is interesting totally out of the norm. And way refreshing considering all the Vampire books out right now. The twists in the story are not in any way minor. They make you question everything you thought was going to happen in the book. All in all, AH-mazing!!!!! I imagine i'll read it again one day. Can't wait to read Beautiful Darkness in a few days!

By: Kati

In my Mailbox (9)

I got rarely anything this week i'm so sad but Life goes one.

Kati:
Matched (Borrowed)
Need (Lent)

Erin:
Hush, hush (Borrowed)

Katie:
None




Stargazer


Author: Claudia Gray
Series: Evernight
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: 2009
How Received: Borrowed
Rating: 4

Summary:
The vampire in me was closer to the surface . . . Evernight Academy: an exclusive boarding school for the most beautiful, dangerous students of all—vampires. Bianca, born to two vampires, has always been told her destiny is to become one of them. But Bianca fell in love with Lucas—a vampire hunter sworn to destroy her kind. They were torn apart when his true identity was revealed, forcing him to flee the school. Although they may be separated, Bianca and Lucas will not give each other up. She will risk anything for the chance to see him again, even if it means coming face-to-face with the vampire hunters of Black Cross—or deceiving the powerful vampires of Evernight. Bianca's secrets will force her to live a life of lies. Yet Bianca isn't the only one keeping secrets. When Evernight is attacked by an evil force that seems to target her, she discovers the truth she thought she knew is only the beginning. . . .


Review:
I LOVE THIS SERIES! The book was like ten times better then the first one... How is that possible??? IDK but it was. Although the "year" in the book flew way to quickly it was sad. But totally lived up to the amazing twists and turns. Although I can't wait to read Hourglass It is still surprisingly not my favorite series yet. *Gasp*
Ps. These books need better covers...seriously wheres the creativity?

By:Kati

Friday, February 18, 2011

Evernight


Author: Claudia Gray
Series: Evernight
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: 2008
How Received: Borrowed
Rating: 4

Summary:
Bianca wants to escape. At the eerily Gothic Evernight Academy, the other students are sleek, smart, and almost predatory. Bianca knows she doesn't fit in. When she meets handsome, brooding Lucas, he warns her to be careful—even when it comes to caring about him. But the connection between them can't be denied. Bianca will risk anything to be with Lucas, but dark secrets are fated to tear them apart . . . and to make Bianca question everything she's ever believed.


Review:
I had no idea what to expect from this book or series. But OMG yeah amazing great twists and turns kept me pushing through I loved it! Of course there are always downside to books and everything because nothing is perfect. I don't like how the main character didn't explain herself in the beginning. But when I started this book im like gahh not another Vampire book. But thank the heavens it is way more then that and I am super glad I read it! I feel my reviews are getting shorter and shorter that makes me sad. But at least now I have two other people working with me on reviews so I can focus on keeping up with everything else.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The year of my Miraculous Reappearance


Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde
Series: ---
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 13, 2009
How Received: Borrowed
Rating: 4

Summary:Cynnie takes care of herself—and more importantly, she takes care of her little brother, Bill. So it doesn't matter that her mom is drunk all the time. Cynnie's got her own life. Cynnie's the one Bill loves more than anyone. Cynnie's the real mother in the house. And if there's one thing she knows for sure, it's that she'll never, ever sink as low as her mother. But when things start to fall apart, Cynnie needs a way to dull the pain. Never say never. This unflinching look at the power of addiction is the story of one girl's fall into darkness—and the strength, trust, and forgiveness it takes to climb back out again.

Review:
Normally when I have to write a book thing for my RED class I wont do a review on the same book. But this is my exception this book was...Beyond amazing. This Author is seriously talented and inspiring. There are seriously crazy parts but thats what makes it so real. Even if you are not going through the same things you know and feel what she's feeling and it's just crazy. I think everyone should have this and Pay it forward on their bucket list.

Favorite Cover


Summary:
For 500 years Lenah Beaudonte has been a vampire. 500 years of seduction, blood and destruction. But she is sickened by her dark powers - and longs to feel the sun on her skin, grass under her bare feet, and share the breath of a human kiss. She wants to be mortal again. But is she really capable of being human, after her long years of darkness? Waking up as a sixteen-year-old girl brings Lenah many things - the life she has missed, taste, touch, love. But a vampire soul is not easily shed. And her coven - the four vampires she led in decadence and thrilling destruction - want their queen back...

Review:
http://klearsreviews.blogspot.com/2011/02/infinite-days.html

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wish List (6)


Group Wish List:::
Babe in Boyland by Jody Gehrman
Braless in Wonderland by Debbie Reed Fischer
Why I Let My Hair Grow Out by Maryrose Wood
Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
Angel by James Patterson
You killed Wesley Payne by Sean Beaudoin
Afterlife by Claudia Gray
Firelight by Sophie Jordan
Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells
Stray by Rachel Vincent
Hard Bitten by Chloe Neill
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
13 to Life by Shannon Delany
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer
Vampire Mine by Kerrelyn Sparks
Angel Fire by Courtney Aliison Moulton
Falling Under by Gwen Hayes
The ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade
The Beatuiful Between by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
Vampire Crush by A.M. Robinson
Halo by Alexandrea Adornetto
The Pirate Captians Daughter by Eve Bunting
Boys that Bite by Mari Moncusi
Cloaked by Alex Flinn
Entice by Carrie Jones

Laura Kreitzer on Human Trafficking

    Hello Literary-Folk!
My name is Laura Kreitzer and I’m the author of the Timeless Series and the Summer Chronicles. This week I would like to alert everyone on a colossal crisis that’s gone unnoticed in the world: human trafficking. That’s why I’ve asked hundreds of blogs to be involved with spreading the word on this issue that’s become close to my heart.

As an author, and someone whose life is put in the spotlight, I keep most people at a distance. Only a handful of my friends know the whole me and the events from my past. But this week I’d like to share with you a part of myself that the outside world doesn’t see (and a part of me I don’t like to share). I was emotionally abused for five years by someone I thought loved me, my mind beaten into submission. Though the turmoil I went through doesn’t penetrate as deep as someone forced into slavery on the worldwide market for human trafficking, I can sadly relate in some ways: imprisoned, my life dictated down to what I wore, ate, where I went, whom I spoke to, where I worked, when I slept, bending to his every whim. He did not sway, even when I cried through some of the more traumatic things he had me do. I was a slave in my own home. In my desperation for freedom, I held out a gun and asked him to just end my suffering. I was desperate.

I can’t even imagine how many women (and men) in the world are in a similar situation. What’s even worse, I had it mild compared to the children that are sold for labor or sex. Surprisingly, the good ol’ U.S.A. is reported to be the host to two million slaves. Did you know this? Because I certainly did not; not until I was preparing to write my newest novel: Phantom Universe. The main character, Summer Waverly, was stolen as a child and sold as a slave to the captain of a modern-day pirate ship. From a loved child who only knew “time-out” as punishment, to being whipped into silence was something I knew nothing about. So I researched deeply into human trafficking and the psychological effects of torture of various types that one would endure in these circumstances. I felt shaken at my findings and knew I had to tell Summer’s story. ( Read a sneak peek here.)

A storm began to brew in my mind; transforming, morphing, twisting, and expanding into this massive, black cloud. I had to bring this tragic atrocity to the forefront. My own emotional experiences, mixed with the research I did on human trafficking, made me feel an intense connection with Summer, and to all women who’ve been through this kind of brutality. The cloud ruptured and rained all over my computer one day. It took one month to write Phantom Universe, the first in the Summer Chronicles. I was so consumed by the story that I wrote nearly nonstop, only breaking for necessary tasks like eating, showering, and occasionally—occasionally—sleeping.

Though the book I’ve written would be classified as Science Fiction, or as I’d like to call it, Dystopian, the emotions and psychological aspects are not Science Fiction—they're real. Reviewers have said many amazing things about Summer, this character who is so real in my mind and who I cried along with as the words poured from my soul onto my screen.
“I admired Summer's strength and ability to adapt,” says CiCi’s Theories “I felt tied to her emotions,” Jennifer Murgia author of Angel Star admits. And Tahlia Newland, author of Lethal Inheritance, remarks, “Summer is strong and smart in mind [. . .]” Through her overwhelmingly horrendous past, Summer goes on more than just a physical journey in Phantom Universe, she goes on a psychological one as well; growing beyond her mute state to persevere and survive in a new world beyond the whip she’s so frightened of.

Now that the release date is here, I’m excited and terrified to share this story with everyone. I’m emotionally tied in every way to the words I’ve written, because they’re more than words. More than just a story on a page. Beyond the fictional aspects, there’s a real issue that needs to be addressed: human trafficking must be stopped. We shouldn’t sit idly by while this continues to plague us. Our world’s children-our nation’s children—are being affected. It’s time we take action!

Earlier this month Phantom Universe hit Barnes and Noble’s top 100 Best Selling list. I’ve decided to donate 10% of my sales from Phantom Universe, until the end of February, to the DNA Foundation “DNA hopes to help abolish modern day slavery, deter perpetrators, and free the many innocent and exploited victims. We are committed to forcing sex slavery out of the shadows and into the spotlight.

Freedom is a basic human right and slavery is one of the greatest threats to that freedom. No one has the right to enslave another person.”

—From DNA Foundation’s Website

I ask that you spread the word to everyone you know. Look around on the DNA Foundation website and find a way to get involved in ending human trafficking. Take action today. Everyone has a voice—you have a voice. Will you have the courage to use it?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Infinite Days


Author: Rebecca Maizel
Series: A Vampire Queen
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: August 3, 2010
How Received: Borrowed
Rating: 3

Summary:
For 500 years Lenah Beaudonte has been a vampire. 500 years of seduction, blood and destruction. But she is sickened by her dark powers - and longs to feel the sun on her skin, grass under her bare feet, and share the breath of a human kiss. She wants to be mortal again. But is she really capable of being human, after her long years of darkness? Waking up as a sixteen-year-old girl brings Lenah many things - the life she has missed, taste, touch, love. But a vampire soul is not easily shed. And her coven - the four vampires she led in decadence and thrilling destruction - want their queen back...

Review:
The start is a bit confusing should have labeled the first two chapters a little bit better. I like how detailed the book is but the main character is a little dense. The cover is seriously BEAUTIFUL! But I must say the vampire books are getting SO old. But I like how this one kind of flips the switch a bit. It more or less reverses its self. The beginning and end of this book is terribly sad. Not teary sad but sad the same. The main story is SOOO weird. I don't like flash backs in books and I really don't like it in this one. I didn't like this book but I know a few people who probably would. But one thing I really do like in this book is the honesty. The ending is amazing! I don't know what else to say sorry!

Top Ten Tuesday (2)


Top Ten Favorite Love Stories In Books:::

Well they aren't exactly love storys persay just has love in them and I like this romance.

in no order
(Kati)
1)I love Him to Pieces
2)Nightshade
3)Wicked Appetite
4)The Summoning
5)Strange Angels
6)This Girl is Different
7)Crusade
8)Some Girls Bite
9)Willow
10)Graceling and Fire

(Katie)
1.Bewitched by Lori Foster
2.Love me if you dare by Carly Phillips
3.The Vampire and the virgin by kerrelyn Sparks
4.Hot property by Carly Phillips
5.A loving scoundrel by Johanna Lindsey
6.Back in black by Lori Foster
7.hero at large by Janet Evanouich
8.Nauti Dreams by Lora Leigh
9.A Kiss in time by Alex Flinn
10. Love in the Time of Dragon by Katie MacAlister

Monday, February 14, 2011

Monday Madness (5)

Sadly I can not do a video for it this week and as you all know My bestest buddy katie is now part of the blog. But soon we may have another addition! My other bestest Erin! So I can't wait for that. I'm currently sick so im sad. And I found out someone did something mean and hurt my moms feelings. So yeah. I hope you guys have a great week. I know I won't but thats all I have for now.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Weekly Dose (1)

I love that so many people have taken this meme under their wing and are enjoying the theme. It's brilliant to pop over to random blogs and catch some inspiring images. If you'd like to participate in Daily Dose, simply make a post on Monday with a bunch of images you find magical and hope to inspire your readers with then share the link below.


Friday, February 11, 2011

Introducing New Awesome Person!!

My Friend Katie had to be talked into it. But she finally gave in! Her first few Posts are up! Yeahhhhh Buddy! Make sure to Welcome her to the Blog!

-Kati

Beastly


Author: Alex Flinn
Series: ---
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: October 1, 2008
How Received: Bought
Rating: 5

Summary:
Kyle Kingsbury is a gorgeous high school freshman, spoiled rotten by his famous anchorman father, a man who'd rather dole out cash than affection. Kyle attends the exclusive Tuttle School in New York City and torments those poor unfortunates who lack his looks and wealth. When he humiliates a girl at school, she transforms him into a horrific-looking creature and casts a spell on him. Kyle's only hope for breaking the spell lies in finding true love-as he reports online in meetings of the Unexpected Changes chat group

Review:
The book has a great story line if you like beauty and the beast. The setting is modern day. The high school is for the rich kids and kyle thinks he is popular... or he thought his friends were true. It was sad what his friends did to him. But kyle was cursed because he was cruel to people. Late, a man breaks into Kyle's house, and bargains with the beast to keep himself out of trouble. To me it was a bit slow in some area's. But I enjoyed the ending, A happily ever after!
Also, if you like romance and witches you would enjoy this book.


Follow Friday (6)

What is your favorite romance hero-type? Stereotype wise. Do you like the strong silent type or the brute macho man?

Kati: Brute macho man because they are confident and cocky and know what they want.


Katie: Favors the vampires because they are ageless and look the same.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Favorite Cover


The Water Wars
by Cameron Stracher
Gr 7-10
In a futuristic world desperate for water, Vera and her older brother, Will, struggle to help their father eke out a meager living and care for their stricken mother. When Vera befriends Kai, a wealthy teen whose father is a wildcat water driller away for months at a time, he soon becomes a fixture at their home. After he fails to meet them one day, Vera and Will stumble upon evidence that he was abducted. Their search for their friend takes them far from their republic of Illinowa in what was the Midwestern United States through the republic of Minnesota and into Canada. Along the way, they are befriended by a band of pirates and taken hostage by a group of domestic terrorists. They eventually escape and track Kai and his father to Bluewater, the shadowy organization that has a monopoly on the water desalinization process and intends to exploit Kai's rare gift of divination. Stracher has created a realistic dystopian world ravaged by drought and taken from today's headlines as scientists warn of probable water shortages in the future.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

wish list (5)


Babe in Boyland by Jody Gehrman
Braless in Wonderland by Debbie Reed Fischer
Why I Let My Hair Grow Out by Maryrose Wood
Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
Matched by Allyson Braithwaite Condie
Angel by James Patterson
Firelight by Sophie Jordan
Need by Carrie Jones
Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells
Stray by Rachel Vincent
Hard Bitten by Chloe Neill
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
13 to Life by Shannon Delany
Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Monday, February 7, 2011

Monday Madness (4)



Guys Do this and tell them I sent you!! please! Awesome Giveaway!
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Biggest Giveaway I have EVER seen!!



Do you want any of these books cuz I surely do! And guess what? Heather Zundel is giving ALL of these (and more) away in a fantastic giveaway! She is trying to build her following on her blog. To learn more, visit her blog, The Secret Adventures of WriterGirl and tell her that Kati@Bewitching books sent you!! I only need 75 referrals to win a book so help me out! please? =]]

UBER prize pack, filled with books, signed book posters, and swag galore. Every time her followers jumps up to a certain level, another book and/or some awesome book-like treat will be added to the stockpile.

Contest ends February 28th Midnight PST

Top Ten (1)



Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. "This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!"

"Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers."

Top Ten Characters I'd Name My Children After:::\

I would use(in no order):

1)Jace, Alec from City of Bones
2)Calla from Nightshade
3)Lizze and Diesel from Wicked Appetite
4)Chole, Derek (even though I don't like the names I love the strength from within those characters. Also Simon but I like his name. From The Summoning
5)Dru and goth boy (still can't for the life of me remember his name)from Strange Angels
6)Dicey from I love Him to Pieces
7)Evie From This Girl is Different
8)Eliza from Book of Spells
9)Jenn and Antonio from Crusade
10)Wisty and Whit from Witch and wizard and The gift


Song to live by:

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Book of Spells



Author: Kate Brian
Series: Private Prequel
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: December 21, 2010
How Received: Borrowed
Rating: 4 Stars

Summary: The year is 1915 when sixteen-year-old Eliza Williams arrives at the Billings School for Girls in Easton, Connecticut. Her parents expect her to learn the qualites of a graceful, dutiful wife. But Eliza and her housemates have a dangerous secret: They're witches. After finding a dusty, leather bound spell book, the Billings Girls form a secret coven. Bonded in sisterhood, they cast spells--cursing their headmistress with laryngitis, brewing potions to bolster their courage before dances, and conjuring beautiful dresses out of old rags. The girls taste freedom and power for the first time, but what starts out as innocent fun turns sinister when one of the spells has an unexpected-and deadly-consequence. Magic could bring Eliza everything she's ever wanted...but it could also destroy everything she holds dear.

Review:
I'm not a big fan of story's from "back in the day". But this book was...Amazing. I don't know if I have real words for this book so it will be cut short. But I loved it, it was amazing. Kate Brian doesn't normally write paranormal books but from what I can tell she could if she wanted to. Although the end was confusing on who got the guy it was. Amazing, zombielious, and fast paced!

Follow Friday (5)



What is the book you are currently 'pushing'?
I'm Not exactly Pushing any books.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Hey guys. Update

Hey so ive been really tired and busy. And feeling under the weather but tomorrow I should be posting A LOT just about everything I missed plus extra. So hopefully I have time to do that before my dance ill make sure to take pictures for y'all!! TTYL

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wish List (4)


Babe in Boyland by Jody Gehrman
iDrakula by Bekka Black
Braless in Wonderland by Debbie Reed Fischer
Why I Let My Hair Grow Out by Maryrose Wood
Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
Elixir by Hilary Duff
Matched by Allyson Braithwaite Condie
Angel by James Patterson
Firelight by Sophie Jordan
Need by Carrie Jones
Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink
Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells
Stray by Rachel Vincent

Favorite cover of the week (1)


Raising the Dead by Mara Purnhagen
Summary:
As the daughter of the famous Silver Spirits paranormal investigators, Charlotte Silver is used to all things weird. But when coffins start floating down her street during a flood, life turns extra strange. And wonderful, when her friend and crush Noah signs on to help Charlotte and her folks in the aftermath. Cemetery cleanup might not sound exciting, but as shocking discoveries and a lurking stranger come to light, Charlotte learns that sometimes, raising the dead can bring unexpected rewards.

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