Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Top Ten Words/Topics That Instantly Make Me Buy/Pick Up A Book

Each week, The Broke and Bookish host a Top Ten Tuesday based on a certain bookish topic. Other bloggers are able to participate and post their own top ten list based on the topic. They are kinda crazy and a totally fun to read.




















I'm gonna do words....or maybe topics. Yah, know what? I'll just do a Napoleon.

I. Romance
Dos. Love triangles (shuddup, I like them, Ok?)
3. Mermaids
1+3. Dystopian
Cinco. Contemporary Romance
6. Epic
SEVEN. Eternity
4+4. Cowboys
9. Choose/Choice
10. 1800s


  -Jackie 

Review: The Flute Player by Shawn Mihalik (and an Interview with Shawn)

ebook, 105 pages
Published March 12th 2013 by Asymmetrical Press
ISBN: 1938793134 (ISBN13: 9781938793134)
Reaction: Hmmsie
Rating: 3.4 Stars
*This copy was gifted to me by the author in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence my opinion*
Summary:  For nearly ten years, young Oliver has begrudgingly accepted his position as the flute player of the peaceful village of Drommar—a responsibility thrust upon him after the previous flute player, and Oliver's best friend, drowned in a tragic childhood accident.

Now on the cusp of adulthood, a mysterious young woman enters Oliver's life, and he begins to question the nature of his world and the importance of his place in it.
 

What to say, what to say, what to say? This book is not usually something I would pick up. It has a kind of reality that's entwined with an amazing fantasy of dragons and knights; with flute players and coma patients that can travel to unseen lands. Just beyond the mountains.
Oliver, the young flute player who had to grow up way faster than any child should ever have so, feels trapped. And he is. Day after day he is forced into the same boring routine. Wake up at the butt crack of dawn to play to the villagers. To bring them joy. To let them feel what he feels, except he feels no joy when he plays. In the middle of the days he writes music, or at least tries to...because, in all honesty, he really can't. At night he plays his people something to sooth them into comforting dreams.
Then he finds her. His reason to keep going. His light.
And he has to give her up. He has to help her home. But what if she doesn't want to go home? At least, not just yet? While in this dream-like world he begins to question his sanity, as does she. He finds a friend in her, some one who will finally talk to him and not look at him with awe, she looks at him like maybe they could be friends.

“All is ephemeral, Oliver, all of it. And it's your job now to make it last forever.”
Shawn's writing is really, really good. Just a few missing commas. This was kind of a strange thing to read. NOT IN A BAD WAY I SWEAR. I mean it felt like some one was telling me the story and I was seeing it through some one else's eyes. I have two of those in my head. Yes they work just fine....well, with glasses. But other than that, they're fine.
Simply put, I'm not really sure how to react to it. I liked it just fine. It was just so unusual. At least for me it was.
I read to escape reality and this book let me stay in reality, not something that usually happens. And I'm still not sure if that's good or bad...
Whatever, I enjoyed reading it. 

It's a lovely April day....Shawn and I are in Venice. We just sat down for a cup of tea. After I had a few moments to relax....we begin our interview:


Me: What was the hardest/easiest part about writing The Flute Player?
 Shawn: The easiest part was writing the first draft. I actually wrote the first draft about five years ago when I was in high school over the period of about a month, but at the time the book was this sappy, terribly written, unpublishable love story. 

I had to grow a lot over the next several years in order to eventually revisit the book and realize what it was really about and rewrite it. That was the hardest part.

Me: What/Who was your inspiration for your main character and their relationship with each other? (In The Flute Player)
Shawn: My seventeen-year-old self was the inspiration for Oliver, the book's central character. At first he was based on myself as I saw myself at that time, and then, when I rewrote the book, he was still based on that same teenaged me, but the teenaged me that I was able to see that I truly was, in retrospect. If that makes any sense.

The other characters weren't based on anyone in particular, although Alexandria was named for someone special, which I guess answers the question about the character's relationship, too, doesn't it?


Me: Do you have a favorite place to write?
Shawn: I like to write just about anywhere that's quiet, and early I find I'm usually only able to write early in the day. I like to do my editing in more crowded places, though, places like coffee shops or libraries or parks—this helps contrast the loneliness that can be part of the act of writing.


Me: What advice you you have for beginner authors?
Shawn: Just write something. Having written something is the first, and therefore most important, step to becoming a writer. Everything else comes after.

Me: What do you think is the best cure for writers block?
Shawn: This may be different for other writers, but for me, it's doing anything other than writing. Becoming engrossed in a long novel, going for a long walk or going rock climbing, even watching an entire season of Battlestar Galactica on Netflix. Of course, eventually, you still have to sit back in the chair and write, even if you still have the writer's block.

Me: How did you come up with the title for The Flute Player?
Shawn: Coming up with the title was a relatively straightforward process. The main character is a flute player, so that's what I called the book. Although I did consider calling it The Flautist, but that didn't have the same ring. Or any ring at all.

Me: Is there any music that helped you write The Flute Player?
Shawn: Not really. In fact, I didn't even know how to play an instrument when I first wrote the book. There's a scene in the book where the main character, Oliver, writes a song—I had to consult with a musician friend of mine on this scene several times. 

I do play the ukelele now, though. Everyone should play the ukelele.

Me: How did you come up with the idea for The Flute Player?
Shawn: I wish I could remember, honestly, but it sort of just developed as I wrote it, at least the first draft. Like I said, the first draft was this sappy love story about a flute player and this girl and dragons and a knight, but when I revisited the draft years later, I realized that the book was really about transitioning to adulthood, and all the fantastical elements where just a way to tell that story.
Feel Free to be a Stalker:
Asymmetrical Press: http://asymmetrical.co/
Author bio:
Shawn Mihalik is an author and professional editor currently living in Youngstown, Ohio. His works include The Final Days of Poetry, a poetry collection; The Flute Player, a novella; and Brand-Changing Day, a novel. Shawn was born in San Diego, California, in 1990, where he lived until he was seven.
In high school, he won several awards both as a writer for and editor-in-chief of his student newspaper, The Talon, prompting him to study journalism at Youngstown State University before deciding that his passion for writing was better directed at fiction. He then spent several years in Pittsburgh, learning American Sign Language and working with the deaf and hard of hearing. In 2012, he signed a three-book deal with Asymmetrical Press.
Shawn loves to climb things, especially large things like rocks and cliffs and mountains. He also still reads comic books.
So my lovley, bibliophile friends...until next time 
  -Jackie 


 

Monday, April 29, 2013

Interview with Anita Hughes

Anita Hughes is the author of Market Street.  Anita was born in Sydney, Australia. She received a B.A. in English from Bard College and attended UC Berkeley's Masters in English and Creative Writing program.

 Picture a lovely French Cafe. It has flowers all around the edge of the patio. Anita and I are sitting at the table nearest the street. The busy sounds of traffic sound behind us. We sip on espressos and much on macaroons, then we being with Le Interview...... 

Me:Hi. Thanks so much for meeting me here! Lovely day, isn't it? So, what was the hardest part about writing Market Street?

 Anita: Yes, the day is simply beautiful! Oh, and I absolutely loved writing Market Street so there was really no hard part to the actual writing. I enjoyed the characters - especially Cassie and Alexis - and missed them when I finished, perhaps the hardest part was letting them go!

Me: That's exactly how I feel reading the books! I always miss fictional characters more than I should....What/Who was your inspiration for your main character and their relationship with each other? (In Market Street)

Anita: I didn't base Cassie on any particular person - in my mind she was a woman who had put ten years into a loving relationship only to see it dissolve. So many women go through that, and in many situations it is their best friends who help them start fresh. Cassie and Alexis have a wonderful friendship and will do anything for each other.

Me: Do you have a favorite place to write? 

Anita: Yes! I write on the love seat in my master bedroom. It has a view of the golf course and I can watch the rabbits in our garden when I write. In the evening there is a beautiful sunset.

Me: I have a hammock like object in my room that I love to read in! What advice you you have for beginner authors? 

Anita: My advice is to find a story that strikes a chord with you and start writing. If you can't wait to get back to your story, others will feel the same. I also suggest writing every day or as much as possible - it helps you stay connected with your characters.

Me: What do you think is the best cure for writers block?

Anita: I like to reread what I wrote the day before - it puts me back in the story and helps me decide what comes next.

Me: How did you come up with the title for Market Street?

Anita: My editor came up with the title for Market Street! I love how it ties in to the title of my first book - Monarch Beach - and my next book - Lake Como. I write very visually so I think titles that are geographical locations fit well with my books.

Me:Nice.  Is there any music that helped you write Market Street?

Anita: I'm a big fan of Train and their music is featured in Market Street. They write a lot of songs about the Bay Area so I liked listening to them while I was writing.

Me: I love them to. Especially Drops of Jupiter. So, how did you come up with the idea for Market Street? 

Anita: I love writing about women's friendships, I especially enjoy writing dialogue between women and so I wanted to explore two women's friendship at a pivotal time in their lives. I also love writing about San Francisco and food and fashion. I put all those elements together and came up with the idea for Market Street!

Me: Well, that's really amazing. I look forward to reading Market Street once I get it in the mail! Thanks so much for letting me interview you! I really had fun.

Anita: Oh, you are welcome! I had a great time too.
  
Thanks so much for tuning in for my interview with Ms. Anita Hughes!

 -Jackie 

Cover Love Mondays

This lovely Meme is hosted by Kim @ Divergent Gryffindor We basically tell you that we book bloggers can get a serious case of cover lust and rant to you why.


Okay. This is just all kinds of amazing. The font of the title and the color.....Plus it's a signifigant part in the book(;






-Jackie 
 

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Existence by Abbi Glines

Kindle Edition, 161 pages
Published December 13th 2011 by WIld Child Publishing
ASIN: B006LFVZ8E
edition language: English 
Existence #1
Reaction: Like/Hate Relationship
Rating: 3-2.5 Stars
 
Summary:  What happens when you're stalked by Death? You fall in love with him, of course.

Pagan Moore doesn't cheat Death, but instead, falls in love with him.

Seventeen year old Pagan Moore has seen souls her entire life. Once she realized the strangers she often saw walking through walls were not visible to anyone else, she started ignoring them. If she didn't let them know she could see them, then they left her alone. Until she stepped out of her car the first day of school and saw an incredibly sexy guy lounging on a picnic table, watching her with an amused smirk on his face. Problem is, she knows he's dead.

Not only does he not go away when she ignores him, but he does something none of the others have ever done. He speaks. Pagan is fascinated by the soul. What she doesn't realize is that her appointed time to die is drawing near and the wickedly beautiful soul she is falling in love with is not a soul at all.

He is Death and he's about to break all the rules.
 

What happens when you're stalked by death? Why, you fall in love with him, of course!
Why, of course you fall for Death. I mean Dank. Cuz he is just so totally hot. Oh, and I LOVE the way he watches me sleep. Totes adorbs. And when he talks in my head, oh excuse me, growls, when I'm kissing my boyfriend. *fans self dramatically* SO HOT!!


I have a like/hate relationship with this book. The two main characters, Death (Dank: That's a horrible name) and Pagan, are obviously obsessed with each other to the point where I had to glare and mutter not so nice words at my kindle a few times. Then, on the opposite end of the spectrum, I liked them for, like, the last 10%. They were selfless, adorable and sweet. And not obsessed, just in love. Not really sure why they're in love, but they are. I mean common people, personally I don't want some ghosty dude (who is actually Death itself) playing me the guitar and singing me to sleep. Wow, that sounds so much more romantic all typed out. Is that weird? Reading it though....No. Just no. Ugh.

And then there's the Leif issue. I feel so bad for him. Pagan is dating him, but doesn't have the slightest interest in him as more than a friend. Why? She's obsessed with Dan- I'm sorry, I'm not typing that again. I really hate that name. She's obsessed with Death. WITH DEATH!!! Okay, I actually like the whole bad guy persona- but really, Death is like the sweetest person ever. He stays with the dying and makes sure they're okay. He never sings to them to sleep or talked to them in their heads while they're making out with their boyfriend, though. That's reserved for Pagan, who apparently, nobody thinks she is 'worthy' of his love.
Stuck up, much?

“You proved to be worthy of my devotion. Of Death’s...love”

Did I mention he called LOVING HER wrong? To her face? Ohhhh. No, buddy. That is CROSSING THE LINE!!!

Okay, back to Leif. I liked him, as a matter of fact, he is the book boyfriend of this book. And the ending made me even more curious about him. *wink, wink*
So: the only two character I didn't like and pretty much ruined the whole book were the main two. Yup
Gee is my favorite character.
So, yeah. Like/Hate relationship.
Oh, and then there was the grammar and spelling mistakes......

-Jackie 
 

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Mangus Bane









 Fans of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices know that Magnus Bane is banned from Peru—and now they can find out why. One of ten adventures in The Bane Chronicles.

There are good reasons Peru is off-limits to Magnus Bane. Follow Magnus’s Peruvian escapades as he drags his fellow warlocks Ragnor Fell and Catarina Loss into trouble, learns several instruments (which he plays shockingly), dances (which he does shockingly), and disgraces his host nation by doing something unspeakable to the Nazca Lines.

This standalone e-only short story illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality populates the pages of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices series. This story in The Bane Chronicles, What Really Happened in Peru, is written by Sarah Rees Brennan and Cassandra Clare.


Buy it now: Kindle 

 
-Jackie  

Friday, April 26, 2013

Feature and Follow

The Feature & Follow is a weekly event that allows bloggers to get to know each other, and gain more followers! It is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.

Q: Is there a song that reminds you of a book? Or vice versa? What is the song & the book?
 
A: Okay there are a few, but I'll share the first song I thought of when I saw this. 

Help I'm Alive by Metric
 
I tremble
They're gonna eat me alive
If I stumble
They're gonna eat me alive
Can you hear my heart
Beating like a hammer
Beating like a hammer

Help I'm alive
My heart keeps beating like a hammer
Hard to be soft
Tough to be tender
Come take my pulse the pace is on a runaway train
Help I'm alive
My heart keeps beating like a hammer
Beating like a hammer




“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”




 Oh, look, I did a review on it! ---> Raven Review








Why does this song remind me of this book? The beat of the song is so much like the heart beat of the book. Scary dude, like it was made for each other... Hey! That's a song too!

_______

Sorry I haven't been reviewing lately. I just haven't been in the reviewing swing of things. Or reading. I've been in a reading slump....whether it's because me Kindle has been taken away or I just haven't been abel to finish anything lately...I dunno. *shrugs* On the upside, I am (finally) reading Insurgent!!! GO ME(:


 -Jackie   

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

 

 Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

 

 

 

 

 

Me Since You by  

Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: September 3rd 2013 by MTV Books
Me Since You 
Sixteen-year-old Rowan is still reeling from her father’s suicide four months ago, after he failed to stop a man from leaping off an overpass to his death. The only witness is Eli, a teenaged boy wrapped deep in mourning for his own father, killed in action in Afghanistan. When Rowan and Eli meet, they recognize kindred spirits, and begin to navigate grief and its aftermath together.

Rowan can’t understand how her father could choose to leave her, and acts out, pushing away friends and taking risks with her safety. Rowan’s mother, wracked with her own guilt and sorrow over failing to save her husband, stops going to work and collects stray cats for comfort. Grief, fractured and unpredictable, rules their lives now. Rowan is lost—and sinking. But Eli represents a lifeline for Rowan, and as they struggle to make sense of what’s gone and what is left behind, they begin to fall in love. Me Since You is Laura Wiess at her finest—a beautiful, gripping and painfully honest examination of adolescence.

What are y'all waiting on?


 -Jackie   

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

Feature & Follow

FEATURE AND FOLLOW IS A WEEKLY POST HOSTED BY PARAJUNKEE'S VIEW AND ALISON CAN READ.
                                                                                                                                  
"INCREASE BLOG FOLLOWERS, GAIN BOOK BLOG FOLLOWERS AND MAKE NEW FRIENDS WITH THE BOOK BLOGGER FEATURE AND FOLLOW."
~~~~~~~

Q: If you could hang out with any author (living) who would it be and what would you want to do?

A: Can I choose two? I can? Cool. Okay if I could choose any two author's to hang out with I'd ask both John Green and Stephanie Perkins to become my bestest friends in the universe. What would we do, you ask? Why, we'd go surfing in Hawaii, raid a HPB warehouse, go get Starbucks on the square, and go get Strawberries and Creme square donuts. After that  they'd give me a free, signed copy of each of their published novels. Sounds nice, huh? 
Awhhhh Yeahhh(:

 -Jackie   

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

Truly, Madly, DeadlyTruly, Madly, Deadly by

Paperback, 304 pages
Expected publication: July 16th 2013 by Sourcebooks Fire
ISBN: 1402281218 (ISBN13: 9781402281211)
 
Summary
 
 Sawyer Dodd has it all. She's a star track athlete, choir soloist, and A-student. And her boyfriend is the handsome all-star Kevin Anderson. But behind the medals, prom pictures, and perfect smiles, Sawyer finds herself trapped in a controlling, abusive relationship with Kevin. When he dies in a drunk-driving accident, Sawyer is secretly relieved. She's free. Until she opens her locker and finds a mysterious letter signed by "an admirer" and printed with two simple words: "You're welcome."
 
 
 
 
 
 -Jackie   

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Top Ten Books I'd Quickly Save If My House Was Going To Be Abducted By Aliens (or any other natural disaster)

Here we are again, thanks so the lovely personas at Broke and the Bookish who came up with this very, mucho, muy addictive meme. Hehe.

 Top Ten Books I'd Quickly Save If My House Was Going To Be Abducted By Aliens (or any other natural disaster)

So you look up and see this uber hot guy coming toward you and what do you do? 
a.) look at him and then look behind you-I mean is it you he's coming toward?
b.) run away screaming bloody murder
c.) automatically assume that he is an alien here to capture your heart while you toss back and forth witty banter....like Daemon?

Like any sane person, you chose c. Don't ask how I know, I just do. How does this apply to my TTT? I'm not really sure, but it was kinda fun. 
Okay, without further remarks, here is my TTT:

This would be different if I could just raid HPB.....

Book #1: Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
Book #2: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Book #3: Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
Book #4: Entwined by Heather Dixon
Book #5: Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Book #6: Thrill Ride by Rachel Hawthorne
Book #7: Siren by Tricia Rayburn
Book #8: Labor of Love by Rachel Hawthorne
Book #9: Crave by Melissa Darnell
Book #10: Dark Visions by L.J. Smith

 -Jackie   

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Let The Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger

Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger
Hardcover, First Edition, 416 pages
Published March 5th 2013 by Simon Pulse
ISBN: 144245041X (ISBN13: 9781442450417)
Rating: 3.5 Stars
SummarySeventeen-year-old Vane Weston has no idea how he survived the category five tornado that killed his parents. And he has no idea if the beautiful, dark-haired girl who’s swept through his dreams every night since the storm is real. But he hopes she is.

Seventeen-year-old Audra is a sylph, an air elemental. She walks on the wind, can translate its alluring songs, and can even coax it into a weapon with a simple string of commands. She’s also a guardian—Vane’s guardian—and has sworn an oath to protect Vane at all costs. Even if it means sacrificing her own life.

When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both of their families, Audra’s forced to help Vane remember who he is. He has a power to claim—the secret language of the West Wind, which only he can understand. But unlocking his heritage will also unlock the memory Audra needs him to forget. And their greatest danger is not the warriors coming to destroy them—but the forbidden romance that’s grown between them.
 ***Thanks to PulseIt for letting me read this in exchange for an honest review.

Thanks so much universe for deleting my ENTIRE review in the midst of reviewing it. Great.

Okay, let's try this again.

The real rating for this is 3.5 stars. Why? Vane annoyed me one moment then I wanted to make out with him the next...so I had mixed emotions for him. Audra was an amazingly strong character. She feels unwanted but feels the need to prove herself to, well, everyone. Vane thinks he's had a hard life, but he's had it pretty good. Well, except for the fact that his parents were killed by an evil, power-hungry wind dude. He doesn't find that out until later though. Their kind bond with a kiss. Any kiss will do. And they bond forever (so don't go around kissing on every date) I think that is sooo romantic but....kinda dangerous, don't yah think?

“Infinite possibilities. And none of them matter.
What matters is here and now.” 
Anyway this book is big on the whole 'self-discovery' thing. It pretty much revolved around that. Did I mention I read it all in one sitting *bows*
Song of the book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKfeN... Why this song you ask? Because of these stanzas:
I fell in love from the moment we kissed
Since then we've been history
&
They say that love is forever
Your forever is all that I need
&
It goes to show, I hope that you know that you are
What my dreams are made of

Yeah... so. Life. I like hamburgers even more after reading this book. I didn't know that was possible.
 -Jackie   
 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Feature Follow

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Its a way to get out there and meet new bloggers and discover new blogs. :)
 
 Q: We are about to see a lot of posts & tweets about reader conventions, RT, BEA, ALA and many more are starting soon. Which one would you love to attend? Where and why?
 
A: BEA.....I live no where near there but duuuuuude......Yes, please(: Booooks galore!!!!
 
What abot y'all???
 

 -Jackie   

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Hardcover, US, 418 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316134023 (ISBN13: 9780316134026)
 
Rating: 4 Stars
 
Summary:  Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages--not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out.

When one of the strangers--beautiful, haunted Akiva--fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?
 
 
 
  I have to admit, I was kinda against this book. The synopsis almost made me not want to read the book. It was strange. But, here I am, happy to admit that this book surprised me in the best kind of way. I loved it. Simple as that.
The 'black handprints' in the summary mean almost nothing to this book at all. Prague-how cool of a setting is that?! I have never, with the exception of this on, read a book set in Prague. 
I love the way they all think. I know that sounds strange, but I do. They don't edit their thoughts and they say exactly what's on their mind. Karou's drawings are like seeing her innermost thoughts.
"Papilo stomachus: fragile creatures, vulnerable to frost and betrayal."
And then there's the lovely best friend Zuzana. She wins the favorite character award. Let's hear her thoughts (what she said) after seeing Akiva>>“Oh, Hell. Must. Mate. Immediately.” After reading this I was lying on the ground trying to regain my breath and showing and making my friends read the passage. I even convinced my friend who never reads to *gasp* read the book!!!!
Karou, the girl with blue (yes blue) hair knows nothing about her gruesome, beautiful, and startling past. She goes on errands for Brimstone, a chimera. On these errands she collects teeth. From both the dead...and the living. Human, animal. 

“Love is a luxury."
"No. Love in an element."
An element. Like air to breathe, earth to stand on.” 
 
Let's rewind a bit. This blue-haired girl with the hidden knife in her boot and a necklace that grants her every wish, has no idea who she is.
And then there's Akiva. *sigh* He's an angle. No seriously he's an angle. Mortal enemy of the chimera. THIS IS VERY MUCHO IMPORTANT!!! Let's just go with this is love at second sight. The first time (sorta) he tried to kill her. Way to put the moves on her, buster. Nice. Girls always fall for the ones who have a fancy for killing humans who aren't really human.
Anyways, they then fight each other, fall for each other and find out who Karou really is.
Who is she? That is the question, the plot and is the very thing that could either push them together or pull them apart.
 
 -Jackie   
 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where she spotlights upcoming releases.


Seems like I'm waiting on everything! Here's one of the books that's on that list(:

Wings of Nestor (Solus #3)





 -Jackie   

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Top Ten Books I Read Before I Was A Blogger


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the fabulous ladies at the Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is the top ten books I read before I was a blogger. 



Rampant by
Kill Me Softly by
Dragonfly by
Demon Princess by
Wrapped by
Possess by
Dragonswood by
XVI by
Ripple by





 -Jackie