Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday- Before I go To Sleep

Title: Before I go to Sleep

Author: S.J. Watson

Format: Soft cover

Series: No

Release Date: June 14 2011

"As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I’m still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me. . . ."

Memories define us.

So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep?

Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love—all forgotten overnight.

And the one person you trust may be telling you only half the story.

Welcome to Christine's life

OMG I want to read this sooo badly. It starts out starting like 50 First Dates until you read further into it then it just starts to sound totally creepy. I just finished Choker. Another creepy book. I think I am on a creepy book streak.

Christine cannot remember anything. She wakes up with no idea who her husband is or what happened to her. Her husband tells her she had an accident two decades before which has stopped her from being able to create new memories.

She received a phone call from Dr Nash, a neurologist who claims he has been working with her behind her husbands back and directs her to a journal she has been keeping hidden in her closet. As she reads through the journal she relearns the facts of her life that she has forgotten. Christine has so many questions about her life, what was it like before the accident? Why didn't they have children? And what sort of accident did she have to lose her memory?

If you read the summary of this book and do not want to read it there is something wrong. I want to read this as soon as possible. I think this might be a book to read during the day. I think if I read this at night in bed I might be a little creeped out and have a hard time falling asleep. I know I am a wimp, I admit it.

What book are you looking forward to?

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Day Devoted to Reading

Usually I do a Top Ten Tuesday, but this week I decided to be a little different. I devoted my entire day to reading. Yes it is ocasionally possible. Sadly though, I only finished one book and I am just now starting on a second. In my defence I do want to say it was a large book. 500 Pages. So really that should count as two...I'm cheating I know.

I finished Eragon by Christopher Palolini & I just started Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan. I hope to finish Dash & Lily's Book of Dares or at least read most of it. If I do finish it I am a little torn with what to read next. I am struggling between Under The Never Sky By Veronica Rossi or A Millions Suns by Beth Revis. Help!

What did you read today? Leave a comment below.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Bunheads- Sophie Flack

Title: Bunheads
Author: Sophie Flack
Format: Hardcover
Source: Borrowed
Rating: 5/5

As a dancer with the ultra-prestigious Manhattan Ballet Company, nineteen-year-old Hannah Ward juggles intense rehearsals, dazzling performances and complicated backstage relationships. Up until now, Hannah has happily devoted her entire life to ballet.

But when she meets a handsome musician named Jacob, Hannah's universe begins to change, and she must decide if she wants to compete against the other "bunheads" in the company for a star soloist spot or strike out on her own in the real world. Does she dare give up the gilded confines of the ballet for the freedoms of everyday life?
Reading the summary on this book reminded me of Black Swan. Honestly, I kept picturing the cover for the movie every time I looked at this book. I hated the cover, I am not a fan of pink but I picked it up and I loved it.  
I loved the setting, and the characters. I really just loved everything about it. Hannah is a nineteen year old dancer living in New York. She is part of the ultra-prestigious Manhattan Ballet Company. She is happy with her life, until she meets Jacob who shows her the world outside of the dance studio. Hannah is forced to choose between what she knows and the unknown.
This book sucked me in; I did not want to put it down.  It was a fast intense read. I have never wanted to be a dancer, so I learned a lot about what a dancer needs to look like and what is required of them. I loved the insight into the prestigious world of ballet. I felt like I was alongside Hannah as she struggled to balance her life within the dance company and her life outside.
This is an amazing debut novel. I am a huge fan of Flack. I want her to write more books. She did an amazing job. I am lost for how to explain this book in a coherent way without just squealing and dancing around.  This is very rare for me.  I love love loved this book.

Friday, February 24, 2012

In My Mailbox (13)

IMM is hosted by Kristi from The Story Siren.

This week I bought a lot of books. I went over to Port Huron and went book shopping. I know, I should not have bought more books, but there were so many good books.  I limited myself to five. I had more. I am going back in March possibly so I will probably have a big pile again. Oh well, I will try to keep with my New Year's resolution next month. I'm trying, truly. I am just not going well.

Bought New

Evnernight- Claudia Grey

In Too Deep- Amanda Grace

Graffiti Moon- Cath Crowley

Chocker- Elizabeth Woods

Saving June- Hannah Herrington


Bunheads- Sophie Flack

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Don't Breathe A Word- Holly Cupala

Title: Don't Breathe A Word

Author: Holly Cupala

Format: Soft cover

Rating: 4/5

Joy Delamere is suffocating...

From asthma, which has nearly claimed her life. From her parents, who will do anything to keep that from happening. From delectably dangerous Asher, who is smothering her from the inside out.

Joy can take his words - tender words, cruel words - until the night they go too far.

Now, Joy will leave everything behind to find the one who has offered his help, a homeless boy called Creed. She will become someone else. She will learn to survive. She will breathe... if only she can get to Creed before it’s too late.

Set against the gritty backdrop of Seattle’s streets and a cast of characters with secrets of their own, Holly Cupala’s powerful new novel explores the subtleties of abuse, the meaning of love, and how far a girl will go to discover her own strength.

This book is intense. I read it in a day. It was so good. Joy is being smothered by everyone in her life, especially by her boyfriend Asher. After a night when Asher goes too far Joy leaves home and lives on the streets of Seattle trying to survive without being found by Asher or anyone else from her former life. She meets people along the way who are there to help and others who are there to take advantage. All of the characters in this book suprised me. I changed my opinion about a lot of the characters a few times as a new twist showed another side of them. I loved it.

I can relate to Joy with the asthma. I have had it since I was a teenager and I know the feeling when your lungs are against you. Luckily I have a supportive family and a amazing boyfriend who I have been with for eight years who has always been there to help me when I needed him, especially when it got so bad I had to go to the hospital.

I truly did like Joy. I wish she would have found a better way to tell Asher to suck it, but I am glad she did find a way out even if it was not the best way. Her family surprised me, I thought they were heartless,but in the end I seen how amazing they were.

This is an amazing book of the hardships that people who live on the streets deal with daily. It was honest, Cupala did not hold back or sugar coat anything.

I knew I was going to love this book, but I was suprised how much I loved it. I loved the characters and the story. It was so well written. This is one of my top reads so far this year.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday- Trafficked

Title: Trafficked

Author: Kim Purcell

Format: Hardcover

Series: No

Release Date: February 16 2012

A 17-year-old Moldovan girl whose parents have been killed is brought to the United States to work as a slave for a family in Los Angeles.

It was between Graffiti Moon and this book and I decided for this trip I choose Graffiti Moon since my local library does not have it but this is high on my TBR list. This book sounds so creepy and the scariest part is that this really does happen.

I am so excited to read this. It sounds so freaking amazing. The reviews for this sounds spectacular. I wish I would have bought this, but I was trying to be good and not buy too many. This time.

 Let me know if you have read this? Was it good? Let me know :)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday

TTT is hosted by Jamie over at The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s top ten Tuesday topic is the ten book I would save if there was a natural disaster. Yes I do acknowledge that I do have some series but I could not pick only one from the series.

1) To Kill A Mockingbird- Harper Lee

2) Twilight- Stephanie Meyer ( Try not to judge)

3) Jessica Darling series- Megan McCafferty

4) Women of the Other World series- Kelley Armstrong

5) The Catcher in the Rye- J.D. Salinger

6) Milkrun- Sarah Mylnowski

7) Riding Lessons- Sara Gruen

8) Stephanie Plum series- Janet Evanovich

9) Shadow of the Wind- Carlos Ruiz Zafón

10) My Blackberry playbook because it is loaded with digital books and audio books.

What books would you want to save in a natural disaster?

Monday, February 20, 2012

Why We Broke Up- Daniel Handler

Happy Family day to all the Canadians out there! I have to work today, time in a half. Yay. Anyways...
Title: Why We Broke Up
Author: Daniel Handler
Format: Hardcover
Rating: 3/5

I'm telling you why we broke up, Ed. I'm writing it in this letter, the whole truth of why it happened.

Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a motel room, and every other item collected over the course of a giddy, intimate, heartbreaking relationship. Item after item is illustrated and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped

Ed and Min are breaking up. The story begins with Min giving Ed a letter to explain why they broke up. She also gives him a box of things that they accumulated while they were together.
When the story started I did not understand why Min was breaking up with Ed, their relationship appears t be stable. Not perfect, but realistic. I was team Ed for 99% of the book; I thought Min was a little weird and slightly judgemental. I also thought the same about Al, which once I finished the book I realized how silly this way. Poor Al. I underestimated your coolness.
Ed how could you fall so far from my good graces? Why did you do what you do that to Min. I cannot believe I was such a fan for so long. The ending made me want to smack him which I unfortunately could not do; I hope Min’s letter hurts you. Jerk.
Moving on I love Al and I am so sad I did not realize how cool you were until it was too late. I sincerely apologize. I wish we were IRL friends because you would be amazing. You would be that friend you could call at anytime and talk to. The best kind of friend to have.
Oh Min I wish I could smack Ed for you.  I think you needed him to break your heart to be able to realize what great friends you have and how much better you could do than Ed.  I hope you find someone that actually deserves you.
This is a slightly ranting review, but I needed to get my frustration out. I feel much better now.  I loved the cover and of course the illustrations in the book. So awesome. I enjoyed this book, but I would only give it a 3/5. The final few chapters I really started to love the book, but it was the first3/4 that was only good to me which is why it is only getting a three.
It is worth reading. I promise.

Friday, February 17, 2012

In My Mailbox (12)

IMM is hosted by Kristi from The Story Siren.

This has been an amazing book week for me. The best this year. I got so many great books. I lucked out and found The Fault in Our Stars AND The Way We Fall at my favourite used book store. Awesome! Also my Jessical Darling books came in. I owned the first one and the third one so I ordered the rest. I cannot wait until I can read them.

I also got a ton of reading done these past few days. I finished the book that was slowing me down and got myself out of my slow reading rutt by reading Why We Broke Up then powering though and loving Fracture. I have now moved onto The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight. I am soooo excited to finish this. It looks amazing.

This week I got....

Bought New

Second Helping- Megan McCafferty

Fourth Comings- Megan McCafferty

Perfect Fifths- Megan McCafferty


The Fault In Our Stars- John Green

When God Was A Rabbit- Sarah Winman

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks- Rebecca Skloot

Miles From Ordinary- Carol Lynch Williams

Skinny- Ibi Kaslik

Delirium- Lauren Oliver ($2!!!)

Fracture- megan Miranda

Why We Broke Up- Daniel Handler

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight- Jennifer E Smith

Don't Breathe A Word- Holly Cupala

Unbelieveable- Sara Shepard

Perfect- Sara Shepard

Cracked- K.M. Walton

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday- The Selection

Ttile: The Selection

Author: Kiera Cass

Format: Hardcover

Series: Yes

Release Date: April 24 2012

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself- and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

I am so jealous of everyone who has a ARC of this book. I want to read it so bad. I have not been this excited for a book since Wither. Real talk. I have heard it be called the Bachelor meets The Hunger Games. This book is one of a kind. Also this cover is gorgeous. Yes, I do judge books by there cover. I love it.

America has been chosen for the Selection along with thirty-four other girls. It is an opportunity for them to escape their current life and to be brought into the world of glam and glitter.

This is a must buy for me, I will be picking this up as soon as it hits shelves.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Fixing Delilah- Sarah Ockler

Title: Fixing Delilah

Author: Sarah Ockler

Format: Hardcover

Source: Borrowed

Rating: 4/5

Things in Delilah Hannaford's life have a tendency to fall apart.
She used to be a good student, but she can't seem to keep it together anymore. Her "boyfriend" isn't much of a boyfriend. And her mother refuses to discuss the fight that divided their family eight years ago. Falling apart, it seems, is a Hannaford tradition.
Over a summer of new friendships, unexpected romance, and moments that test the complex bonds between mothers and daughters, Delilah must face her family's painful past. Can even her most shattered relationships be pieced together again?
Rich with emotion, Sarah Ockler delivers a powerful story of family, love, and self-discovery.

Another great book by Sarah Ockler. This is the story of Delilah and her family. She leaves for the summer to go to the place where her family grew up to deal with the death of her grandmother. Delilah discovers what caused the fight eight years ago and why her mother is the way she is.

This book was unexpected, I expected something light and fluffy, but instead through Delilah's eyes I was sucked into the middle of the Hannaford's family. Throughout the book, we get a glimpse into the life of not only Delilah, but also the people in her life.

I was not a fan of Delilah's mother at all. She frustrated me so much, after we find out what really happened I sympathized with her slightly, but I did not forgive her fully for what she did to everyone and how she put so much strain on the family.

In Ockler fashion, this book left me feeling emotionally raw, I did not expect that at all. It was a great book. This book is so easily to relate to. Everyone has gone though emotional turmoil with there family.

This book is hard to put down, if you have not read it I think you should. ASAP.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Beauty Queens- Libba Bray

Title: Beauty Queens
Author: Libba Bray
Format: Audio book
Source: Borrowed
Rating: 4/5

The fifty contestants in the Miss Teen Dream pageant thought this was going to be a fun trip to the beach, where they could parade in their state-appropriate costumes and compete in front of the cameras. But sadly, their airplane had another idea, crashing on a desert island and leaving the survivors stranded with little food, little water, and practically no eyeliner.

What's a beauty queen to do? Continue to practice for the talent portion of the program - or wrestle snakes to the ground? Get a perfect tan - or learn to run wild? And what should happen when the sexy pirates show up?

Welcome to the heart of non-exfoliated darkness. Your tour guide? None other than Libba Bray, the hilarious, sensational, Printz Award-winning author of A Great and Terrible Beauty and Going Bovine. The result is a novel that will make you laugh, make you think, and make you never see beauty the same way again.
Beauty Queens is not at all what I expected.  This book deals with a lot of heavy subjects that I did not at all expect from the cover.  I assumed it would be a fluffy, light read about beauty queens being on a plane crash and getting stuck on a deserted island, instead we meet girls who appear superficial on the surface, but underneath are dealing with everyday issues.
These girls have to learn to survive on the island with the little supplies they do have. They also start dealing with the issues they have left behind. Amazing. I really enjoyed this book. It was deep and emotional.  I would have never imagined I would like this book this much.  I am so glad I picked this up.
Libba Bray is the narrator of her own story, which is just amazing. She brings the story alive in a way no other narrator could. She gives each of the girls there own unique personality and quirks. I feel like I got to know all of the girls individually.  There are so many characters but Libba has a way of bringing them all together and making you feel close to all of them.
I have only read one other book by Libba Bray before this one. I was not a huge fan at the time, but I think I should re-read it. I might change my mind. I will be reading her other books asap. I have become a huge fan.

Friday, February 10, 2012

In My Mailbox (11)

IMM is hosted by Kristi from The Story Siren.

I got some pretty awesome books this week. I got three audio books and one paperback. I bought a new book after over a month of nothing. I am so excited. I also ordered some more, but there not here yet so I will post them when they come.
This has been another slow reading week for me, working a lot and working on the house. Hopefully I can get caught up over the weekend.
Bought New

Switched- Amanda Hocking

Borrowed (Audio Books)

Enclave- Ann Aguirre

Paper Towns- John Green

Legend- Marie Lu

What did you get in your mailbox this week?

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Bittersweet- Sarah Ockler

Title: Bittersweet
Author: Sarah Ockler
Format: Hardcover
Source: Borrowed
Rating: 4/5

Once upon a time, Hudson knew exactly what her future looked like. Then a betrayal changed her life, and knocked her dreams to the ground. Now she’s a girl who doesn’t believe in second chances… a girl who stays under the radar by baking cupcakes at her mom’s diner and obsessing over what might have been.

So when things start looking up and she has another shot at her dreams, Hudson is equal parts hopeful and terrified. Of course, this is also the moment a cute, sweet guy walks into her life…and starts serving up some seriously mixed signals. She’s got a lot on her plate, and for a girl who’s been burned before, risking it all is easier said than done.

It’s time for Hudson to ask herself what she really wants, and how much she’s willing to sacrifice to get it. Because in a place where opportunities are fleeting, she knows this chance may very well be her last….
I loved Twenty Boy Summer, so of course I had to read her other books.
Bittersweet starts off with a bang. You are thrown immediately into the story of Hudson and her family. The first chapter broke my heart. I was instantly hooked and could not wait to read more.
I love the entire design of this book. The cupcake flavours at the beginning of each chapter were amazing. I wanted to eat them all. To top it off this cover is gorgeous; I love the color of the background and the icing sugar.  I cannot leave that out. Yum.

Oh Hudson, I had mixed emotions about you. She could be selfless and selfish all in the same sentence. I loved how realistic she was, I could relate to her. She was a normal person who faces the same issues everyone does every day. I’m glad she finally found a happy medium.  I loved the dynamic relationship between Hudson and Bug. He is seriously the cutest sibling I have seen in a book yet. He is so smart and funny. He was my favourite character.
Josh was so frustrating. He was hot then cold. I wanted to shake him sometimes to knock some sense into him but if I did that then there would be no slow burning romance. In the end he was amazing.  Will irritated me at first but he redeemed himself.  He did a lot of growing up in the book so I was quite impressed.
Bittersweet just increased my love for Sarah Ockler. I was an avid fan after reading Twenty Boy Summer, and now I am obsessed. I cannot wait to read another one of her books. Hopefully another one comes out soon. Fingers crossed.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday- Why We Broke Up.

Title: Why We Broke Up

Author: Daniel Handler

Format: Hardcover

Series: No

Release Date: December 27, 2011

I'm telling you why we broke up, Ed. I'm writing it in this letter, the whole truth of why it happened.

Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a motel room, and every other item collected over the course of a giddy, intimate, heartbreaking relationship. Item after item is illustrated and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped.

I have already ordered this one from the library. I want to read it because I want to know why Min is breaking up with Ed. Min gives Ed a letter and a box with items collected over the course of their relationship. It sounds interesting.

I have seen some pretty mixed reviews on this so I am a little skeptical, but I know I still want to read it, I like to read reviews, but I still like to give a book a chance, even if it did not get the best reviews. However, I will not go out and buy this one. The reviews have kept me so far from picking it up.

Has anyone else read this book?  If you have, please a comment below and let me know what you though. Is it worth reading or should I not read it at all?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday

This week’s top ten Tuesday topic is YA books I own and still have not read. This is not even scratching the surface of the amount of books I own in general, it’s not even scratching the surface of the YA books I own and have not read. It’s awful, but I am working on it. Enjoy!

1) Eve- Anna Carey
2) Audrey, Wait- Robin Benway
3) Shift- Jeri Smith-Ready
4) The Replacement- Brenna Yovanoff
5) 13 Little Blue Envelopes- Maureen Johnson
6) Halo- Alexandra Adornetto
7) Fire- Kristin Cashore
8) All These Things I’ve done- Gabrielle Zevin
9) Virtuosity- Jessica Martinez
10) Variant – Robin Wells

Monday, February 6, 2012

Elsewhere- Gabrielle Zevin

Title: Elsewhere
Author: Gabrielle Zevin
Format: Soft cover
Source: Bought new
Rating: 2/5

Welcome to Elsewhere. It is warm, with a breeze, and the beaches are marvelous. It’s quiet and peaceful. You can’t get sick or any older. Curious to see new paintings by Picasso? Swing by one of Elsewhere’s museums. Need to talk to someone about your problems? Stop by Marilyn Monroe’s psychiatric practice. Elsewhere is where fifteen-year-old Liz Hall ends up, after she has died. It is a place so like Earth, yet completely different. Here Liz will age backward from the day of her death until she becomes a baby again and returns to Earth. But Liz wants to turn sixteen, not fourteen again. She wants to get her driver’s license. She wants to graduate from high school and go to college. And now that she’s dead, Liz is being forced to live a life she doesn’t want with a grandmother she has only just met. And it is not going well. How can Liz let go of the only life she has ever known and embrace a new one? Is it possible that a life lived in reverse is no different from a life lived forward?     This moving, often funny book about grief, death, and loss will stay with the reader long after the last page is turned.
**Note: I read this book awhile ago, hoping my view would change, but I feel the same as I did when I put it down. **
I was not a fan of Elsewhere. I wanted to read it for so long but put it off. I was at Chapter’s one day and seen it sitting there with her new book so I decided to pick both of them up, so far I have only read Elsewhere and I was not a fan.
The idea of the book captured my attention, but I felt the characters were not relate able at all. I enjoyed the description, but the part that really made me dislike the book was what happened between Owen and Liz. Why did he do that to her?! He was older than her and I would assume more mature but he acted in a terrible way. I was so frustrated with him. I want to throttle him. He drove me crazy, near the ending he improved but I am still not a fan.
I also found that Liz’s ability was a little I guess cheesy.  I think in cooperating this into the story could have been done better.  I have heard so many great things about this book, but I did not discover them.
I hate being so harsh against a book, but I was not impressed at all by this one. I still want to read her other books, but I would not personally recommend this one. I have heard great things about this so maybe it was just not a book I was meant to read.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Weekend Reads

This is what I wish my book pile looked like, but...
This week I got no new books. No library, no nothing. I finished my entire pile of library books and I even had time to read some books off my own bookshelves. To top off my meh week, I have to work this weekend due to my new, messed up schedule. Oh well, even though I have to work this weekend I hope to get some reading done.
This weekend I would love to finish Blindness By Jose Saramango and I would like to also start and finish Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese . I know it’s not a long list, usually I aim to read three books in a weekend but with working I do not know if I will be able to accomplish this. Fingers crossed. I will update you how well I did on Monday.
I'm sorry this is so short, but I do not have that much time this weekend which means no time to read. This makes me sad, but I will get over it. If it's quiet at work,  I will read at work.
What is your weekend reads? Let me know in the comments below. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Winter Town- Stephen Emond

Title: Winter Town
Author: Stephen Emond
Format: Hardcover
Source: Borrowed
Rating: 4/5

Every winter, straight-laced, Ivy League bound Evan looks forward to a visit from Lucy, a childhood pal who moved away after her parent's divorce. But when Lucy arrives this year, she's changed. The former "girl next door" now has chopped dyed black hair, a nose stud, and a scowl. But Evan knows that somewhere beneath the Goth, "Old Lucy" still exists, and he's determined to find her... even if it means pissing her off.
Garden State meets Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist in this funny and poignant illustrated novel about opposites who fall in love.
Winter Town was not at all what I expected.  It took me the first 50 or so pages to fall in love with the story and the characters. I enjoyed the art throughout the book, but I felt like it was not really connected to the story.  The art had to do with Lucy and Evan but while I was reading it I felt like I was being pulled away from the main story.  This book was deeper than I thought it would be.  I went into it expecting it to be about a sullen teenager and her anguished best friend but it was so much more.
Evan was the character what I could relate to the most. The pressure of trying to please your family while also making the choices that are best for you is something everyone can relate to.  I also enjoyed how realistic he was, he was trying to meet his dad’s high expectations but he also did things he enjoyed and was not afraid to have diversity.  Evan looks like he will be a straight A student who does everything right, but he makes mistakes and chooses his own path which his parents might not agree with. I loved him. 
Lucy. Oh how to describe her.  I truly thought she was going to be the poster child for teenagers but she turned out to be more than that. She had issues in Georgia that she needed to deal with and she did fall in with people that were not looking out for her but she realized this and pulled herself back out and she managed to get herself back on track and into what she wanted.
Evan’s grandma was hilarious. She reminded me of Stephanie Plum’s grandma (Note: If you have not read this series, you should immediately because it is awesome).  
I really enjoyed this book, it did not make my favourite list but it was a great read and I look forward to more books by this author. The cover was so cool. I loved the paper cut outs as snow on the front.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday- Shine

Title: Shine
Author: Jeri Smith-Ready
Format: Hardcover
Series: Yes
Publish Date: May 1st, 2012


No other love has burned so bright
Life can change in an instant, and no one understands that better than Aura. It’s been almost a year since her boyfriend tragically died. She’s finally letting go of Logan’s violet-hued ghost, but not her search to uncover the truth about her past. As the first in a generation that can see ghosts, Aura is convinced that she has a connection to the Shift. She’s trusted Zachary, ever patient and ever by her side, with all that she knows. But when the government threatens his life in an attempt to learn Aura’s secrets, she will stop at nothing to protect herself and the one she loves...even if that means betraying her own heart.

Omg omg the third book is coming out this year!!! *squee* I am so excited if you cannot tell. This was one of my favourite series for 2011. I want to read it like yesterday. Unfortunately I must wait. Why thought? It is such torture to have to wait. I want everything answered as always. I don’t know if I can take reading the third book. This series leaves me feeling so emotionally drained.
I need to know what is going on with the characters, the suspense is killing me.  The biggest question I am waiting to have answered is why did the shift happen and why can only some people see the ghost?! Why???? I have waited so long for the answer and I am still waiting. Must have this book the second it comes out, I will save my new books fund for this book.  I want to own this book the second it hits shelves.  I am that excited.
Please answer all my questions and write a billion more books for me to yearn for. I know this is the last one in the Shade series but I hope she writes a new series. I do not want this series to end but when this book comes out it will make it all better.