Wednesday, October 31, 2012

October Wrap-Up

My reading this month was completely awful, I feel like I did not even make a dent in my TBR pile. I felt like I was not able to sit down and read for most of the month. It was not good so I hope my reading in November goes better.

I read

Hidden- Sophie Jordan
Dark Lover- J.R. Ward
Yesterday- C.K. Kelly Martin
Coraline- Neil Gaiman
Social Suicide- Gemma Halliday
Monster High Lisi Harrison
Enclave- Ann Aguirre
Dead is a Battlefield- Marlene Perez
Jenny Pox- JL Bryan
Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
Cold Kiss- Amy Garvey
Tilt- Ellen Hopkins
Bargains and Betrayals- Shannon Delaney
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You- Ally Carter
The Demon Trapper’s Daughter- Jana Oliver
I Can't Keep My Own Secrets- Edited by Smith Magazine
Ten- Gretchen McNeil

What did you read this month? Did you finish your TBR?

Monday, October 29, 2012

Social Suicide- Gemma Halliday

Title: Social Suicide
Author: Gemma Halliday
Source: Bought new
Series: Yes
Rating: 4/5

Twittercide: the killing of one human being by another while the victim is in the act of tweeting.

Call me crazy, but I figured writing for the "Herbert Hoover High Homepage" would be a pretty sweet gig. Pad the resume for college applications, get a first look at the gossip column, spend some time ogling the paper's brooding bad-boy editor, Chase Erikson. But on my first big story, things went . . . a little south. What should have been a normal interview with Sydney Sanders turned into me discovering the homecoming queen-hopeful dead in her pool. Electrocuted while Tweeting. Now, in addition to developing a reputation as HHH's resident body finder, I'm stuck trying to prove that Sydney's death wasn't suicide.

I'm starting to long for the days when my biggest worry was whether the cafeteria was serving pizza sticks or Tuesday Tacos. . . .

The story continues with Hartley being thrown into the middle of another murder investigation. Hartley is now working on the school newspaper with Chase and when a student is caught cheating Hartley hopes she can be the one to find out why, but when she shows up at Sydney's house and finds her dead in her pool the story turns out to be a lot bigger than a student cheating on a test.

Hartley wants to convince the police that Syndey was killed and it was not a suicide like everyone thinks, and Chase is backing her up. I liked that she did not change much from Deadly Cool. Her character was very similar and her relationship with her best friend is still intact. Things with Chase are still a little awkward since they have not talked about what happened and with Sam now part of a couple it occasionally makes things a little awkward at times.

The plot is nothing too deep, but this is why I keep coming back to this series. I choose this book because of it's creep factor for Halloween. A killer running around going after high school kids is pretty scary.I found the first book creeped me out a lot more than this one did but it was good never the less.

I do suggest reading them in order, there is some information that the first books provides to clarify things in this book. I hope this series gets more buzz because I feel like not enough people have heard of it and it is really good. Plus I would love if Chapters would have this book in stock because I have had to buy both books in the states so far so please make it more popular to convince Chapters to have copies of it.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (44)

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

I got some pretty awesome book marks while I was on vacation that I forgot to show last week so here they are. I still cannot find a bookmark that says Las Vegas on it. I have been twice with no luck. I even tried the Barnes and Noble in Vegas with no luck.

I only technically bought one book this week, the rest were on credit and I made a trip to the library to pick some awesome books that I had on hold.

Bought Used

From Potters Field- Patricia Cornwell

Four to Score- Janet Evanovich

Rampant- Diana Peterfreund

Bruiser- Neal Shusterman

Above- Leah Bobet

From the Library

Love Anthony- Lisa Genova

The Secret Keeper- Kate Morton

What did you get in your mailbox this week? 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Coraline- Neil Gaiman

Title: Coraline
Author: Neil Gaiman
Source: Bought used
Series: No
Rating: 3/5

Coraline's often wondered what's behind the locked door in the drawing room. It reveals only a brick wall when she finally opens it, but when she tries again later, a passageway mysteriously appears. Coraline is surprised to find a flat decorated exactly like her own, but strangely different. And when she finds her "other" parents in this alternate world, they are much more interesting despite their creepy black button eyes. When they make it clear, however, that they want to make her theirs forever, Coraline begins a nightmarish game to rescue her real parents and three children imprisoned in a mirror. With only a bored-through stone and an aloof cat to help, Coraline confronts this harrowing task of escaping these monstrous creatures.

Gaiman has delivered a wonderfully chilling novel, subtle yet intense on many levels. The line between pleasant and horrible is often blurred until what's what becomes suddenly clear, and like Coraline, we resist leaving this strange world until we're hooked. Unnerving drawings also cast a dark shadow over the book's eerie atmosphere, which is only heightened by simple, hair-raising text. Coraline is otherworldly storytelling at its best.
I am glad that I decided to give this author another chance. I read one of his adult books and I was not a fan at all. I seen this at a yard sale for 50 cents and it looked brand new so I decided to give him another chance. This book is intended for a younger audience and I think if I was younger when I read this book I would feel like I could have connected more with it.However, even though I felt like I could not connect the characters on a personal level I still really enjoyed this book. It was a good Halloween read. 
Coraline is an adventurous girl who lives with her family in a large house divided into different flats. She discovers a door that appears to lead to nowhere in there flat one day while exploring. When she goes back to it the brick wall has disappeared  and mirror image of her flat appears. She discovers a other mother and father with black buttons for eyes who want to keep her here with them.
The main character is Coraline and she is an only child. She has made friends with some of the other residence of the house but she does not appear to have any friends her own age. She likes to go on adventures and explore as a past time. Her parents are very busy and do not seem to always have time to entertain her. Her other parents claim they would love to have her forever but Coraline does not want to stay with them, she wants to go back to her ordinary life at the flat with her real parents.
The story starts with the reader getting to know Coraline and her surroundings. The story was detailed in a way that I felt I was with Coraline but not giving too much detail to wear the reader down. I liked the spooky factor added into this story, Gaiman could have made a adventure story about Coraline but he added in the other parents and the spooky pictures for extra effect.
I enjoyed this novel and I am willing to give Gaiman another chance with his other novels. I would recommend this book for middle graders looking for a spooky Halloween read without being completely terrifying. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Yesterday- C.K. Kelly Martin

Title: Yesterday
Author: C.K. Kelly Martin
Source: Sent for review
Series: No
Rating: 4/5

THEN: The formation of the UNA, the high threat of eco-terrorism, the mammoth rates of unemployment and subsequent escape into a world of virtual reality are things any student can read about in their 21st century textbooks and part of the normal background noise to Freya Kallas's life. Until that world starts to crumble.

NOW: It's 1985. Freya Kallas has just moved across the world and into a new life. On the outside, she fits in at her new high school, but Freya feels nothing but removed. Her mother blames it on the grief over her father's death, but how does that explain the headaches and why do her memories feel so foggy? When Freya lays eyes on Garren Lowe, she can't get him out of her head. She's sure that she knows him, despite his insistence that they've never met. As Freya follows her instincts and pushes towards hidden truths, the two of them unveil a strange and dangerous world where their days may be numbered. Unsure who to trust, Freya and Garren go on the run from powerful forces determined to tear them apart and keep them from discovering the truth about their shared pasts (and futures), her visions, and the time and place they really came from.Yesterday will appeal to fans of James Dashner's The Maze Runner, Veronica Roth's Divergent, Amy Ryan's Glow, Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and Ally Condie's Matched.

Have you ever felt like something was just not right, your memories seem to slip away from you for no apparent reason. This is what sixteen year Freya is dealing with. She recently lost her father and her mother has moved the family to Canada to start over but Freya is having a hard time adjusting.

The plot is so good. There is no other word for it. The plot plays out slowly and I cannot say too much about it without giving it away. Once you figure it out though it is pretty awesome how many details the author has put into the story and how she in cooperated our entire history based around this alternate plot. 

There were some pretty scary people running around in this book but I thought Freya handled them pretty well. After she meets Garren some of her questions are answered but more are made. I really liked Freya. I thought she was really mature and took everything in stride without being a complete robot. She had feelings but she put her survival first. Garren was very similar in that way. He cared about Freya and his family but he was willing to defend himself if he needed to. The secondary characters were also very well written. Everyone acted like I assume a normal person would act in a similar situation.

My feelings for the book overall were I really enjoyed the story and I honestly cannot find fault with it but I am just not in love with it. I thought it was unique and very well written but for some reason I did not fall completely head over heels in love with it which it deserves. 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (43)

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

I extended my vacation for an extra week since my boyfriend decided to take an extra week off so I decided to extend mine also. I loved Vegas, I did not stay as long as I did last year because we decided to drive up the coast. I loved San Francisco and I cannot wait to go back. It was amazing and I wish I would have put aside more time for it. 

I was not going to post anything today but my boyfriend treated me to going to the annual library book sale so I thought why not. I got all the books from the library for $3.00 in total. 

Bought Used

I Can't Keep My Own Secrets- Larry Smith
King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table- Roger Lancelyn Green
Candy Freak- Steve Almond
Swim The Fly- Don Calame (Bought my own copy)
The Heights- Brian James
Masquerade (Blue Bloods, #2)- Melissa De La Cruz
The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl- Barry Lyga
Trace- Patricia Cornwell
Karma- Kathy Ostlere
The Thirteenth Tale- Diane Setterfield (Bought my own copy)

Won/For Review

One Shot Away- T.Glen Coughlin (Won)

Scarlet- Marissa Meyer (So excited!!!)
Yesterday- C.K. Kelly Martin (For review. I Forgot to include...opps)

P.S. This is my dog in her Halloween costume. She does not mind the dress but she despises the hat. 

What did you get in your mailbox this week? Leave a comment below so I can check it out!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Still on vacation...

Hey guys, I know I said I would be back from vacation earlier but my boyfriend decided to take an extra week off so I am still  on vacation. Our trip was amazing, we had a lot of fun and now for the remainder of our vacation we are just doing some trips around the city and spending time with our pets. I will try to post a new review on Monday so please do not give up on me.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Coastal Access- Walter Ramsay

Title: Coastal Access
Author: Walter Ramsay
Source: From the publisher
Series: Yes
Rating: 3/5

In Florida, Interstate 95 snakes from the Georgia state line to Miami in an uninterrupted run of coastal cities. The country that lies west of the interstate however, is often referred to as a wasteland, a no-man's territory fit only for those who can stand the dank heat of a swamp. So when Judge Arnold Galley and his consortium seem intent on acquiring over a million and a half acres of this fetid real estate just west of the highway, many heads begin to turn. Why does he want it so bad? 

That question intrigues Tucker Lee Anderson, a divorced sports reporter down on his luck. Not long after his discovery of the judge's prodigious real estate lust, he finds himself plunged into the middle of a massive murder cover-up that involves the magistrate as well. Suddenly, the sports scribe has turned into an undercover investigative reporter who must piece together the puzzle to find out why so many people want or need the judge's coastal access. The mystery's roots are deep and old. To crack the case, Tucker will have to draw on the knowledge contained in his family's Deep Southern lineage, which dates back to a time before the Civil War. 

He is aided in his quest by Craig, a detective and childhood friend, whose law enforcement connections will prove invaluable for his investigation and even for his own personal safety. Yet Tucker's most startling source of help is a mysterious stranger named Doug. After being presumed dead for decades, he has returned to Florida for unexplained reasons. Eventually, Tucker will find that Doug plays an unexpectedly large role in his life and will let him understand how his fate is intimately tied to the real estate greed of the judge's consortium. 

By the mystery's end, Tucker will realize that most journeys lead you back to where you first began. In this spellbinding tale of good versus evil, Tucker will find the strength he needs to carry on from family roots he scarcely knew he had. 

Coastal Access is the second book featuring the protagonist Tucker Lee Anderson. I recommend reading the first book with this protagonist which is Beneath the Dune. I was unable to get a copy from my local library or book store and I read the book without reading the first one and I found the story made references to the first book and at times the story did not get explained as well due to the fact I am going to assume that the topics were covered in the previous novel.

The story was had an interesting take to a series of murders. Tucker Anderson has a paranormal power that he uses to assist him to discover the truth behind these murders. He also has assistance from his friend on the police force. 

The characters in this novel to me were a little odd at times. Tucker was very gullible for a reporter who investigates murders. He seems to know nothing about the man who lives next to him, Doug and allows half-truth answers to suffice when it is clear there is more to the story. The paranormal aspect did not intrigue me as much as I hoped it would, it is possible I would have enjoyed it more if I had more knowledge about his ability.  The part that really got me however was the ending. His daughter and his girlfriend share some news with him and everyone seems to take in stride which I found a little unrealistic which to me really took away from the story and made it feel like the story was being swept up into a neat little pile.

The setting was wonderful, I have not been to Florida before but while Ramsay was describing the setting I felt like I was there with the characters. The plot of the conspiring government was interesting but again I felt like the bad guys spilled there guts at the end and we knew everything that was suppose to happen. Unfortunately  cover all to me the story felt very underdeveloped and I really wanted more from this story than was provided. 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (42)

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

I am back from my vacation with some awesome books to show you and two non-book related item.  I received one book from Simon and Schuster Canada and I bought two books at a book sale. 

Bought New/Gifted

The Fearscape- Simon Holt

Lockdown- Alexander Gordon Smith

Olivia and the Fairy Princess- Ian Falconer (Thank you Simon & Schuster Canada)

Bought New

I know this is not book related at all but I am so excited for this. I got Season 7 & 8 of Grey's Anatomy. I love this TV series. Me and my mom got hooked on it together after we bought season one and immediately had to get into season 2. 

What did you get in your mailbox this week? Leave a comment below so I can check it out. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

The Raft- S.A. Bodeen

Title: The Raft
Author: S.A. Bodeen
Source: Borrowed from the library
Series: No
Rating: 4/5

Robie is an experienced traveler. She’s taken the flight from Honolulu to the Midway Atoll, a group of Pacific islands where her parents live, many times. When she has to get to Midway in a hurry after a visit with her aunt in Hawaii, she gets on the next cargo flight at the last minute. She knows the pilot, but on this flight, there’s a new co-pilot named Max. All systems are go until a storm hits during the flight. The only passenger, Robie doesn’t panic until the engine suddenly cuts out and Max shouts at her to put on a life jacket. They are over miles of Pacific Ocean. She sees Max struggle with a raft. 

And then . . . she’s in the water. Fighting for her life. Max pulls her onto the raft, and that’s when the real terror begins. They have no water. Their only food is a bag of Skittles. There are sharks. There is an island. But there’s no sign of help on the way.

This book may only be 231 pages but so much goes down in such a short amount of time. Robbie decides to take a small plane back to Midway Atoll which she has done numerous times before. The only difference is this time she will not make it back to her parent's house. The plane is caught in a storm and crashes into the ocean where Robbie is left with only a raft and Max. She must learn to survive in the middle of the ocean with only a raft.

Max is an interesting character, he sort of just hangs out in the background and occasionally appears in the story but he has such a significant role in the story. I think if Max was to be portrayed in any other way something in the story would be missing. Robbie was not my favourite protagonist to read about. She was a little whiny in the beginning and I found her frustrating. She seemed like she wanted to give up and needed to be coaxed constantly to try. Her natural instinct would take over and she would be forced to survive but she seemed to upset about the fact that she was being forced to try.

I found the premise of the story to be very much like Cast Away which I thought was pretty awesome. I really enjoyed the premise and I loved how it was set up. I loved the setting chosen and the research the author put into it to identify the wildlife that would be in the area. Overall it was really well written and it felt like a lot of research was put into this book.

The ending was a little predictable to me but never the less I really enjoyed this book and I would recommend it. This is a book that is underrated. I really hope that it gets more notice. I look forward to Bodeen's other books and I hope I will enjoy them just as much as I enjoyed this one. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Boy Recession- Flynn Meaney

Title: The Boy Recession
Author: Flynn Meaney
Source: Borrowed from the library
 Series: No
Rating: 4.5/5

It's all about supply and demand when a high school deals with the sudden exodus of male students.

The boy recession has hit Julius P. Heil High, and the remaining boys find that their stock is on the rise: With little competition, even the most unlikely guys have a good chance at making the team and getting the girl. Guitar-strumming, class-skipping Hunter Fahrenbach never wanted to be a hot commodity, but the popular girls can't help but notice his unconventional good looks. With a little work, he might even by boyfriend material.

But for down-to-earth Kelly Robbins, the boy recession is causing all sorts of problems. She has secretly liked her good friend Hunter for a while now, but how can she stand out in a crowd of overzealous Spandexers?

As if dating wasn't hard enough without a four-to-one ratio!

Laugh out loud funny. The point of view is from Hunter who is a slacker musician who becomes a hot commodity after numerous boys leave and go to boarding schools. Kelly has been friends with Hunter for a long time and she has recently developed feelings for him but now that they are in a boy recession at school all the other girls at school have flocked to the boys that are left. 

This book is really fluffy and fun. The premise of the book sounded like a lot of fun and it totally was. Hunter is super sweet and even though his friend Eugene can be a little neurotic, the two of them and of course Derek are hilarious together.They balance each other out.  Kelly and her best friends Darcy and Aviva are a lot like Hunter and his friends, they keep each other sane.

The book was really straight forward, I knew everything that was going to happen but the chemistry between the characters was well done and I found myself laughing out loud a lot, especially at Eugene. He always had these business ideas and his idea about the prom was actually really smart. 

I read this book in a day, it was super sweet and funny. I liked the writing, the characters had depth to them, the love interest had lives outside of pinning over another character which I find is really rare in YA. I really enjoyed it and I will be picking up the author's other book.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday Rewind

Top ten Tuesday is hosted by Jamie over at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is choose a topic that has already been done on a top ten Tuesday. I choose Books I had to have but they are still sitting on my shelf unread.

This is a lot harder than I thought it would be. I have a lot of unread books but I realized that I was buying a ton of books right when they came out and not reading them so I have remedy that so these are a lot of older books that are just waiting to be read.

I loved Shade and I was going to wait until the soft cover came out for Shift but I had to have it so I bought the hard cover instead and now it is just sitting on my self unread. 

I begged and begged my boyfriend to buy this for me for Christmas when it came out and so he did and now it has been sitting there for almost two years and still I have not read it which is awful.

After A Northern Light I could not wait to get my hands on this book so I went out and bought it and I still have not read it, every time I see it I want to read it but I always find a excuse to not pick it up.

It is not just this book in the series but I am starting here. I read the first one then slowly bought the rest and I have not read them. I am hoping to get to Frostbitten soon.

After I devoured Outlander I went out the next day and bought the second book. It is still sitting next to Outlander unread. 

This is the one I am probably most ashamed of. I loved the first two books and I have the entire series but I have not been able to make myself pick up book three. 

There is no excuse for this book to not be read. It was on my radar for a long time before the TV show aired. Someone from work recommended it and I kept putting it off. Now the TV show is out and I want to watch it but I want to read the book first. It is a conundrum. 

I wanted to read this so badly but I keep putting it off and I do not know why. I have the first four books in the series because I am convinced I will love it once I finally read it. 

Another one I begged my poor boyfriend for so he bought it for my birthday a few years ago and it is still on my shelf. I was so disappointed with the Order of the Phoenix that I put off reading the Half-Blood Prince and now it is just hiding with the rest of the series on a bookshelf.

Last but certainly not least. Another one I purchased because I heard such good things about it and it now resides on my self unread. 

Saturday, October 6, 2012


I am currently on vacation from October 5th to October 14th. I will be starting my vacation in La Vegas then  after I spend a few days there I will be driving to LA to do some sight seeing there and stay a few days. My vacation will end in San Francisco where I am going to see ALCATRAZ!!! This is on my bucket list and I am really excited to cross it off the list.

I will have some post scheduled while I am out of town, however I may be a delayed in contacting the winner of the Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft giveaway which I apologize for but I am going to bring my tablet so I may be able to connect to the internet at one of the hotels and email the winner.

This will be my last vacation unfortunately for awhile since the boyfriend is insisting we have to save money for an event I am not informed about at this point according to him. I will include some pictures when I get back.

Is anyone else planning a vacation soon? Leave a comment below so I can check out where you will be heading!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft Q & A and Giveaway

I have been honoured with the opportunity to read Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft and to do a Q & A with Jody regarding the book and her writing in general.

1.When did you start writing?
I attempted my first "novel" when I was eight. It was actually a very long letter sent to my best friend, a fantasy about us riding around on our flying dogs. For me writing fiction has always been about visiting imaginary worlds. I still tend to think of novels as long love letters—to a place, a time in my life, a person, a feeling. 
2.  What inspired you to write Audrey’s Guide to Witchcraft?
I just really love the topic: witchcraft. I'm totally a pagan at heart; even as a kid, I sensed a mysterious power running through the natural world. I think witches know how to interact with that power, and that appeals to me. Growing up here in Northern California, I was lucky enough to meet some people who practiced witchcraft, so it wasn't that foreign to me. I wanted to explore what I knew about real witches but also create a world where their power could be even more breathtaking.
3. How did you come up with the title?
The title on the very first draft was The Witch Next Door. That was such a different book, you wouldn't even recognize it. Later it became Audrey's Guide to Better Living Through Witchcraft. When we started to design the cover I realized just how unwieldy that title was, so I shortened it.
4. What kind of research did you have to do for this book?
I read all kinds of witch books; for a somewhat complete list check out my entry about it on my blog.
5. Did you design the cover for Audrey’s Guide to Witchcraft or any of your other published works?
Yes, my husband and I designed the cover for AUDREY. We had a blast doing it, but it wasn't easy. All of my other book covers have been designed by major publishers like Penguin. While I love having creative control over the look, I also have fresh appreciation for what the pros go through, balancing one's creative impulses with what seems most appealing to book buyers.
6.Who are the people who support you the most?
My family has always been supportive, which makes me feel very lucky. My father and my husband are my first readers, because even though they're not in my target audience (neither one is female or a teenager, obviously) they generally think I'm a genius. That's so important when I'm working on early drafts, just to be adored. Later I need critique and guidance, but in those tender first stages of building a book, I need love. I also have a writing group, and they're great at giving feedback as well as talking me down when I get nasty rejections or bad reviews.
7.What interest do you have outside of writing?
Playing guitar and writing songs, making amateur movies, doing yoga, windsurfing, seeing theatre and thrift-shopping are a few of my passions. I also really love coffee, tea, hummingbirds, chocolate and pistachios. Oh, and I like to travel. I used to speak Japanese, but I've gotten a bit rusty over the years.
8.Can you tell me a little about your current project?
I'm ridiculously superstitious about works-in-progress, but I am planning a sequel to Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft (and a third book after that, if all goes well. It's supposed to be a trilogy.) The working title for the second book is Audrey's Guide to Slaying Zombies and Breaking Hearts, though recently I've been thinking about shortening it. Do you sense a pattern here?
9.Who is your favourite character to write about from Audrey’s Guide to Witchcraft?
Naturally, I kind of love all my characters, but Sadie was my favorite person to create in this book. I'm intrigued by her relationship with nature, and I admire her willingness to mentor Audrey even though she's pretty clueless about Audrey's actual power. I also really dig Megan even if she can be a brat. She's so charismatic in front of a crowd, which I'm really not but I wish I were. Sometimes characters let us live out a fantasy.
10.What was the hardest part of writing this book?
It took me quite a few years before I found the right protagonist to tell this story; in fact, it took me seven years on and off writing many, many drafts. Audrey was the trickiest character for me to find. She started out as a totally different person--literally, with a different name and history and everything. Once I finally found her voice, the story started to gel.
11.  If you could change anything would you?
Honestly, I can't think about that too much or I'd go crazy. Once a book is done, it's done. Seven years is long enough to tinker!
12. Are there any books or authors who inspire you?
So many writers have influenced me at different times in my life. Some of my favorites in the realm of “classics” are Nabokov and the Brontes (especially Charlotte). Southern writers like Ellen Gilchrist made a big impression on me when I was in high school. I love funny contemporary British writers like Helen Fielding, Nick Hornby and Sophie Kinsella. I read a lot of YA these days and some of my favorite writers in that world are Beth Fantaskey, Nina LaCour, Maggie Stiefvater and Katie Crouch.
Thank you again for the opportunity to be able to do this Q & A. It was a lot of fun. Now last and certainly not least is the giveaway. There is one signed copy available to win for US/Canada residence only and the e-book version  is open internationally. 

Here is some links if you would like to check out Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft and Jody's other books.