Thursday, June 30, 2011

Month in Review: June '11

JUNE '11

Books Read: 30

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Teel Idol by Meg Cabot
Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder
Feed by M.T. ANderson
Outside In by Maria V. Snyder
Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
Full Moon Rising by Keri Arthur
Kissing Sin by Keri Arthur
Kiss of Fire by Deborah Cooke
Tempting Evil by Keri Arthur
Dangerous Games by Keri Arthur
Embraced by Darkness by Keri Arthur
The Darkest Kiss by Keri Arthur
Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
Marisol and Magdalena by Veronica Chambers
Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time by Lisa Yee
Deadly Desire by Keri Arthur
Bound to Shadows by Keri Arthur
Moonsworn by Keri Arthur
Bloodlust by Alex Duval
Heart of the Dragon by Gena Showalter
Siren by Tricia Rayburn
Undercurrent by Tricia Rayburn
Mishka: An Adoption Tale by Adrienne Ehlert Bashist
Jalapeno Bagels by Natasha Wing
Apple Pie 4th of July by Janet S. Wong


Reviews
Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar
Amy, Number Seven by Marilyn Kaye
The Invasion by K.A. Applegate
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
The Third Planet from Altair by Edward Packard
Holes by Louis Sachar
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Bloodlust by Alex Duval
Goddess of the Sea by P.C. Cast
Sea Change by Aimee Friedman

Monday, June 27, 2011

Beach Reads 2011

I've seen a few other bloggers post about beach reads, so I thought I'd give it a shot now that I'm down to just three classes. :)

I went through my books and picked out all of the ones that had something to do with the beach, the water, or water creatures. There were a lot more than expected! Here are some of the highlights: Christine Feehan's Sea Haven series, Alex Duval's Vampire Beach series, and books by Tera Lynn Childs, Tracy Deebs, Tracy Porter, and Tricia Rayburn. I'm sure some exciting but not actually beach-related new releases will also make their way onto this list. This post will be updated as I put up reviews, starting tomorrow!

Vampire Beach #1: Bloodlust by Alex Duval
Goddess Summoning #1: Goddess of the Sea by P.C. Cast
Sea Change by Aimee Friedman
Siren #1: Siren by Tricia Rayburn
Siren #2: Undercurrent by Tricia Rayburn (ARC)
Atlantis #1: Heart of the Dragon by Gena Showalter
Nightshade #2: Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

Wildefire #1: Wildefire by Karsten Knight
FBI #1: The Cove by Catherine Coulter

Do you have any favorite beach reads? List them in the comments below!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

My Week in Books (36)

Credit for IMM goes to The Story Siren
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Books received for review

WOLFSBANE
by Andrea Cremer
Publisher: Penguin
Released: July 26, 2011

I traded everything but my firstborn child for this ARC, but I am in love with this cover and wanted to have a copy for my collection! :)

This thrilling sequel to the much-talked-about Nightshade begins just where it ended–Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemy, and she's certain her days are numbered. But then the Searchers make her an offer–one that gives her the chance to destroy her former masters and save the pack–and the man–she left behind. Is Ren worth the price of her freedom? And will Shay stand by her side no matter what? Now in control of her own destiny, Calla must decide which battles are worth fighting and how many trials true love can endure and still survive.


Books bought


Waking The Witch (Women of the Otherworld, #11) If I Stay (If I Stay, #1) Where She Went (If I Stay, #2) The Dead (The Enemy #2) Rosebush


Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong
(I'm waiting for the second and third Savannah books to come out before reading this, but Amazon had it for a great price this week.)
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
(Had to buy this after reading the audio version! LOVED it!)
Where She Went by Gayle Forman
The Dead by Charlie Higson
Rosebush by Michele Jaffe
(Keep hearing about this one - can't wait to read it!)


Hold Still The Haymeadow Silver Phoenix: Beyond the Kingdom of Xia (Kingdom of Xia, #1) Fury of the Phoenix (Kingdom of Xia, #2) Imaginary Girls


Hold Still by Nina LaCour
The Haymeadow by Gary Paulsen
Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
(Such a beautiful cover! I adore Asian books.)
Fury of the Phoenix by Cindy Pon
Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma
(I thought this looked strange, but there are so many good reviews out there that I had to check it out.)




Pre-order arrivals


Uncommon Criminals (Heist Society, #2) Witches of the East End (The Beauchamp Family, #1) Haunting Violet Dead Rules A Need So Beautiful


Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter
(Got the audio at BEA - just as good as the first in the series!)
Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz
Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey (!!!)
Dead Rules by Randy Russell
A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young


Have you read any of these? What would you recommend?


What I read this week


Embraced By Darkness (Riley Jenson Guardian, #5) The Darkest Kiss (Riley Jenson Guardian, #6) Esperanza Rising Marisol and Magdalena Samir and Yonatan 


Embraced by Darkness by Keri Arthur
The Darkest Kiss by Keri Arthur
Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan*
Marisol and Magdalena by Veronica Chambers*
Samir and Yonatan by Daniella Carmi*


Stanford Wong Flunks Big-time Deadly Desire (Riley Jenson Guardian, #7) Bound to Shadows (Riley Jenson Guardian, #8) Moon Sworn (Riley Jenson Guardian, #9)


Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time by Lisa Yee*
Deadly Desire by Keri Arthur
Bound to Shadows by Keri Arthur
Moon Sworn by Keri Arthur

* = for my children's literature class


Books I started but haven't finished (yet!)


Haunting Violet


Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey**


** = for my YA lit class

Sunday, June 19, 2011

My Week in Books (35)

Credit for IMM goes to The Story Siren
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Books received for review

THE FUTURE OF US
by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler (!!!)

Released: November 2011

It's 1996, and less than half of all American high school students have ever used the Internet.

EMMA just got her first computer and an America Online CD-ROM. JOSH is her best friend. They power up and log on -

and discover themselves on FACEBOOK, fifteen years in the future.

Everybody wonders what their DESTINY will be. Josh and Emma are about to find out . . .





Books bought


The Vampire Who Loved Me (Harlequin Nocturne, #113) Deja Vu (Harlequin Nocturne, #114)
Harlequin Nocturne #113 & 114
(It's my vice - I buy them every month!)
The Vampire Who Loved Me by Theresa Myers
Deja Vu by Lisa Childs

Kiss of Fire (Dragonfire, #1) Kiss of Fury (Dragonfire, #2)
Cooke's new young adult book, Flying Blind, is supposed to be a stand-alone. However, I've found that I enjoy the books more if I've read the entire back story, so I'm starting through her Dragonfire series now!


Kiss of Fire by Deborah Cooke
Kiss of Fury by Deborah Cooke



Pre-order arrivals


From Bad to Cursed (Bad Girls Don't Die, #2) Trial by Fire (Raised by Wolves, #2) The Revenant
From Bad to Cursed by Katie Alender
Trial by Fire by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The Revenant by Sonia Gensler


Passion (Fallen, #3) Hourglass Lost Voices
Passion by Lauren Kate
Hourglass by Myra McEntire
Lost Voices by Sarah Porter

Have you read any of these books? What do you recommend?

What I read this week

Full Moon Rising (Riley Jenson Guardian, #1) Kissing Sin (Riley Jenson Guardian, #2) Kiss of Fire (Dragonfire, #1) Tempting Evil (Riley Jenson Guardian, #3) Dangerous Games (Riley Jenson Guardian, #4)
Full Moon Rising by Keri Arthur
Kissing Sin by Keri Arthur
Kiss of Fire by Deborah Cooke
Tempting Evil by Keri Arthur
Dangerous Games by Keri Arthur





Books I started but haven't finished (yet!)

Heat Wave (Nikki Heat, #1)
Heat Wave by "Richard Castle"

Sunday, June 12, 2011

My Week in Books (34)

Credit for IMM goes to The Story Siren
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Books bought

Pre-order arrivals

Hereafter (Hereafter, #1) Possession Everlasting (Immortals Series #6) Robopocalypse

Hereafter by Tara Hudson
(I got to read an ARC of this one - LOVED it!)
Possession by Elana Johnson
Everlasting by Alyson Noel
Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson

What I read this week

If I Stay (Audio CD) The Sky Is Everywhere Teen Idol Inside Out (Insider, #1)
Feed Outside In (Insider, #2) Acheron (Dark-Hunter, #15) The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

If I Stay by Gayle Forman (audiobook)
(Discs 2 & 3 of my library copy were defective, so I'm going to have to find a copy of the book to find out what happened in the middle of the story!)
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Teel Idol by Meg Cabot (audiobook)
Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder (My first Snyder book - loved it!)
Feed by M.T. Anderson (audiobook)
Outside In by Maria V. Snyder
Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon (part audio, part physical book. reread. <3)
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi

Books I started but haven't finished (yet!)

Full Moon Rising (Riley Jenson Guardian, #1)

Full Moon Rising by Keri Arthur