Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Haze by Paula Weston

Title:  Haze
Author:  Paula Weston
Genre:  Young Adult/Australian
Publisher:  Text Publishing
Publication Date:  22nd May 2013
ISBN:  9781922079923
Stand alone or series:   The Rephaim #2
Pages:  384 pages
Book Received from:  Text Publishing
First Lines:  I almost wish I still had the blood-soaked dream of the nightclub.


"But what if we can’t find Jude?" He leans closer. His breath is warm on my ear. "We will."
"How can you be so sure?" I want to believe him so badly, but this is Rafa. The guy who’s all action and no plan. His smile is tired, knowing. An echo of a shared past I don’t remember.
"Because I’m not smart enough to give up, and you don’t know how to."

Gaby Winters’ nightmares have stopped but she still can’t remember her old life. Still can’t quite believe she is one of the Rephaim—the wingless half-angels who can shift from place to place, country to country, in the blink of an eye. That she was once the Rephaim’s best fighter. That demons exist. That Rafa has stayed.

But most of all, she can’t quite believe that her twin brother, Jude, might be alive.

And Gaby can’t explain the hesitancy that sidetracks the search for him, infuriates Rafa, and sends them, again, into the darkest danger.

My Thoughts:
I'm glad to have a few questions answered from book one Shadows.  But now I've got a few more I didn't have before.

Both Gaby and Rafa are definitely my favourite characters.  I love them all with the exception of Mya who just annoys me to bits (But we have to have characters like these sometimes) but I can see how they all play there part in telling the story.

I hate to say this, as much as I like Jason, he's a bit of a dark horse.  I definitely feel he has some hidden plans.  He's not very forthcoming in information and when he is it's because it's almost forced out of him.  Not being part of the Outcasts or the Sanctuary gives him a unique POV of the whole situation.  Would like to see what is revealed from him in the next book

(Spoiler alert - highlight to reveal)

OMG finally getting Jude back!  He is a big reason I want to read the next book.  He's a definite favourite and the fact he is looking after Gaby (which is unexpected due to their history)and not running back to Mya makes me think this next book is going to a whole new level of awesome!

For me personally I felt like the ending was finished a little abruptly.  Once I got to the end I turned the page and thought there might have been just a little more but there wasn't.  I suppose it just gets me thinking about the predicament they all are in and the need to find out what happens next.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

In My Mailbox (137)

In My Mailbox is a weekly post created by The Story Siren.

For Review:

The Accident by Kate Hendrik

Thank you to Text Publishing for sending this to me!



What did you get in your IMM?

Friday, May 24, 2013

Wildlife by Fiona Wood

Title:  Wildlife
Author:  Fiona Wood
Genre:  Young Adult/Adult Crossover fiction
Publisher:  Pan Macmillan
Publication Date:  1st June 2013
ISBN:  9781742612317
Stand alone or series:   Stand Alone
Pages:  384 pages
Book Received from:  Pan Macmillan (Publisher)
First Lines:  In the holidays before the dreaded term at my school's outdoor education campus two things out of the ordinary happened. A picture of me was plastered all over a twenty-metre bill board at St Kilda junction. And I kissed Ben Capaldi.

Synopsis:Boarding for a term in the wilderness, sixteen-year-old Sibylla expects the gruesome outdoor education program – but friendship complications, and love that goes wrong? They’re extra-curricula.
Enter Lou from Six Impossible Things – the reluctant new girl for this term in the great outdoors. Fragile behind an implacable mask, she is grieving a death that occurred almost a year ago. Despite herself, Lou becomes intrigued by the unfolding drama between her housemates Sibylla and Holly, and has to decide whether to end her self-imposed detachment and join the fray.
And as Sibylla confronts a tangle of betrayal, she needs to renegotiate everything she thought she knew about surviving in the wild. A story about first love, friendship and NOT fitting in.

My Thoughts:
I was stoked to be sent another book by Fiona Wood.  I had read Six Impossible things a couple of months ago and really enjoyed this, and when in the synopsis it had one of the characters from her other book I was pretty happy.  The only prob was, after reading one or two chapters, I couldn't actually remember Lou from the first book.  In the end I flicked through Six Impossible Things and had an "Oh that's right" moment when I found that Lou was Fred's girlfriend.  Fred, who happened to be Dan's (The main character) best friend.  I can honestly say Lou didn't stand out as much as I thought in that first book.  But in Wildlife we get to see Lou as well as the other main character, Sibylla up close and personal.

I did find it hard to begin with, to tell the difference between both characters.  Yes, they lived different lives but every now and then I'd get jumbled up and have to flick back through the previous chapter to find either the trailing ants, or the wings to remember who did what.  It gets easier as the novel goes along but at the beginning it was confusing.

That said I did really enjoy reading Wildlife.  Both girls are thrown into camp for a whole term, learning survival skills, and things nature related, as well of some of their curriculum from school.  I kind of wished to some degree that our school had done that for us.  It sure would have made things interesting.

I really felt for Lou.  Her loss is really felt throughout each chapter especially when she would refer back to things that happened in the past.  I also liked that she was quiet and didn't follow in the steps of the so called popular girls in the cabins.

I also could relate to Sibylla quite alot too.  She reminded me alot of how I used to deal with things at school.  Go with the flow, and ignore the two faced girls who would pretend to be your friends.

By the end of Wildlife I wished there was more to read.  To find out anything more about these two girls.  I really didn't want the story to end.  The two lines at the front "Lose yourself.  Find yourself." reallly rung true for this and I look forward to reading more of what Fiona Wood has in store for us.  Bring it on!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

SSP Anthology Extravaganza - Southern Haunts 3 Teasers

Haints by Roland Mann
Uncle TB said he would sit on his porch in the evening, and about the time the sun went down, the haints came out. Said most of them would just walk along the road up to the church. Uncle TB couldn't see the church from where he sat; it was around a bend in a road. He said the haints came in all shapes and sizes...but you could surely see them. Every now and again, one would wave to him just like they’s going to meeting.

The Bequest by Kalila Smith
Haunted or not, Clayton knew immediately that this house would fit perfectly into his future plans. As he wandered through the home, he found himself pleased at its exceptional condition, right down to the furniture left by his uncle. He gazed out of the back window to find that the courtyard area left a bit more to be desired. The courtyard garden had become overgrown with weeds. The second floor balcony seemed to be missing a few posts and the railing unstable. What formerly served as slave quarters, now boarded up, stood precariously, a dilapidated reminder of the past. “Ok, so you do need a bit of work,” he mused.

The Cleansings by Miguel Viscarra
A threadbare rope, which was thrown neatly over the handrails of the tower, swung in the breeze as Saúl and his companions walked slowly toward the entrance of the facility. Had the group been at a different vantage point, they would have been able to see exactly why the old rope was hung in the first place. During the riots at the prison, a man was dragged from the burning institution and strung up by other prisoners. Left for dead, his body remained there until the authorities were able to safely take him down in the early hours of February 3rd. What Saúl, Lee, and Claire failed to see was the entombed spirit that hung watching their every move, for it wasn’t merely the wind that was keeping the rope in motion. 


Southern Haunts Synopsis (editors Alexander S. Brown and J.L. Mulvihill): From the shadowed realms of the paranormal comes 16 chilling tales that dwell in the South and Southwest. Resurrected in your very hands are stories that will make you laugh, ponder, and shiver as the reader is introduced to spirits that are humorous, saddened, and vengeful.

From 16 authors, learn of haunted homes, buildings, landmarks and roads where restless entities from beyond the grave desire acknowledgement amongst the living.
Become acquainted with the aftermath of an eclipse that awakens the dead in a Memphis cemetery, see what horrors dwell in the woods at Hell’s Gate, learn the dark secrets of Sidney’s Cotton, and dare to travel down Ghost Road.

These and many other tales are sure to keep you awake as you are introduced to what makes the South and South West so unique…. History and GHOSTS!!!!!

So, sit back, dim the lights and prepare yourself to face the spirits that walk among us.

Featured stories and authors in Southern Haunts:
Windsong Levitch – “Interview for a Ghost Hunter”
H. David Blalock – “An Eclipse Over Elmwood”
Richard Parks – “Sydney’s Cotton”
Jason Hughes – “Ghost Road”
Herika R. Raymer – “Cal’s Cutoff”
Diane Ward – “The Shack”
Roland Mannn – “Haints”
L.S. Nadler – “You Will Come to Meet Your Demise”
M.R. Williamson – “Hell’s Gate”
William R. Eakin – “Maddness”
Roman Merry – “Wellspring”
Kalila Smith – “The Bequest”
Miguel L. Viscarra – “The Cleansing”
J.L. Mulvihill – “Bath 10″
Angela Lucius – “Nightmares at Moccasin Bend”
Alexander S. Brown – “The Top Floor”

Southern Haunts Tour Segment
May 16     Jay Wilburn Blog          Guest Post
May 17     Laurie's Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews     Interview
May 18     The Dan O’Brien Project     Promo-Spotlight
May 20     Book in the Bag          Review
May 21     Spellbound by Books     Excerpt
May 22     Darlene’s Book Nook         Guest Post
May 26     Kentucky Geek Girl     Interview
June 1      Babs Book Bistro     Excerpt
June 2     Beagle Book Space  Promo-Spotlight
June 3     Reading Away the Days   Review
June 10   Spellbindings   Guest Post
June 12    Celticlady’s Reviews   Promo-Spotlight
June 13    The Witchy Contessa    Review
June 14     Word to Dreams     Guest Post
June 16    I Smell Sheep    Guest Post
June 17     Bookishly Me     Review
June 19     Recent Reads     Review

Full Tour Schedule: All Segments Included

May 16     Jay Wilburn Blog          Guest Post       (Southern Haunts)
May 16  MikesFilmTalk       Guest Post   (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
May 16    Armand Rosamilla, Horror Author     Guest Post (Perfect Flaw)
May 17     Laurie's Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews     Interview    (Southern Haunts)
May 17    Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews     Interview   (Perfect Flaw)
May 17 Come Selahway With Me    Guest Post  (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
May 17  The Dan O’Brien Project   Guest Post  (The End Was Not the End)
May 18     The Dan O’Brien Project     Promo-Spotlight  (Southern Haunts)
May 18  A Girl and Her Kindle   Review (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
May 18   Ian’s Realm   Guest Post   (The End Was Not the End)
May 19   Angela Meadon Blog    Guest Post   (Perfect Flaw)
May 19   Strange Amusements    Review  (The End Was Not the End)
May 20     Book in the Bag          Review   (Southern Haunts)
May 20     The FlipSide of Julianne     Guest Post   (Guest Post)
May 20  Laurie’s Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews   Interview  (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
May 21     Spellbound by Books     Excerpt  (Southern Haunts)
May 21  The Dan O’Brien Project   Guest Post  (Perfect Flaw)
May 21   Kentucky Geek Girl   Interview  (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
May 22     Darlene’s Book Nook         Guest Post  (Southern Haunts)
May 22 Strange Amusements   Promo/Spotlight  (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
May 22   Bookishly Me   Guest Post  (The End Was Not the End)
May 23    Workaday Reads   Guest Post  (Perfect Flaw)
May 23  Book Den  Guest Post  (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
May 23  Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews    Interview  (The End Was Not the End)
May 24   Books, Owls and Tea    Guest Post  (Perfect Flaw)
May 24  Beagle Book Space  Promo/Spotlight  (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
May 24  I Read a Book Once   Review  (The End Was Not the End)
May 26     Kentucky Geek Girl     Interview  (Southern Haunts)
May 26 Armand Rosamilla, Horror Author   Review  (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
May 27  Bookishly Me    Review  (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
May 28  Spellbindings   Guest Post  (Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy)
May 29 Darlene’s Book Nook   Guest Post  (The End Was Not the End)
May 29   Book in the Bag    Interview  (Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy)
May 30    Darlene’s Book Nook      Guest Post  (Perfect Flaw)
May 30  The Cabin Goddess Review  (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
May 31  WTF Are You Reading?   Review  (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
May 31  Literary Meanderings   Interview (Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy)
June 1      Babs Book Bistro     Excerpt  (Southern Haunts)
June 1  Readings Sunshine    Review  (Perfect Flaw)
June 1   The Witchy Contessa   Review  (The End Was Not the End)
June 1  Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews   Interview  (Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy)
June 2     Beagle Book Space  Promo-Spotlight  (Southern Haunts)
June 2  Kentucky Geek Girl   Promo-Spotlight  (Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy)
June 3     Reading Away the Days   Review  (Southern Haunts) 
June 3  Book in the Bag   Review  (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
June 3  Spellbindings       Guest Post   (The End Was Not the End)
June 3   The Witchy Contessa   Review  (Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy)
June 4  Jess Resides Here    Guest Post   (Perfect Flaw)
June 4  The Dan O’Brien Project  Guest Post  (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
June 5  Book Reviews and More    Review   (Perfect Flaw)
June 5  Once Upon a Time   Guest Post  (The End Was Not the End)
June 6  A Book Vacation     Guest Post  Perfect Flaw)
June 6    Beauty in Ruins   Review  (The End Was Not the End)
June 6  Come Selahway With Me   Interview  (Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy)
June 7     Word to Dream s    Review  (Perfect Flaw)
June 7  Bee’s Knees Reviews   Review  (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
June 7   I Read a Book Once  Review  (Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy)
June 8   The Witchy Contessa   Review  (Perfect Flaw)
June 10   Spellbindings   Guest Post (Southern Haunts) 
June 10  WTF Are You Reading    Review  (Perfect Flaw)
June 11 Darlene’s Book Nook  Guest Post  (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
June 12    Celticlady’s Reviews   Promo-Spotlight  (Southern Haunts) 
June 12  Bookishly Me    Review  (Perfect Flaw)
June 12  Library Girl Reads and Reviews   Guest Post  (The End Was Not the End)
June 13    The Witchy Contessa    Review  (Southern Haunts) 
June 13  Book Den  Guest Post  (Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy)
June 14     Word to Dreams     Guest Post  (Southern Haunts) 
June 14  Sweet Southern Home  Guest Post  (Perfect Flaw)
June 15  Bee’s Knees Reviews   Review  (The End Was Not the End)
June 15  The Dan O’Brien Project   Promo-Spotlight  (Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy)
June 16    I Smell Sheep    Guest Post  (Southern Haunts) 
June 16   SpecMusicMuse    Review and Interview  (Perfect Flaw)
June 16  Jess Resides Here   Top Ten’s List  (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
June 16  Once Upon a Time   Promo-Spotlight   (Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy)
June 17     Bookishly Me     Review  (Southern Haunts) 
June 17  Spellbindings   Guest Post   (Perfect Flaw)
June 17  The Witchy Contessa   Review  (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
June 18  Recent Reads    Review  (Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy)
June 19     Recent Reads     Review  (Southern Haunts) 
June 19  My Seryniti   Review  (Vampires Don’t Sparkle)
June 19   Come Selahway With Me   Guest Post  (The End Was Not the End)

Tour Wide Giveaway!

Here’s the Rafflecopter Code and a link to the page where you can retrieve the code for a tour-wide giveaway for the SSP Anthology Extravaganza!
Kindle Link:
Kindle Link: http://www.amazon.com/Southern-Haunts-Spirits-Among-ebook/dp/B00BWUXMX4


Editor Bios
Alexander S. Brown
Alexander S. Brown is a Mississippi author who was published in 2008. His first book, Traumatized, is a short story collection that has received rave reviews from horror fans throughout America. Although, Brown began as a horror author, he has recently published two young adult steampunk tales, which can be found in the anthologies, Dreams of Steam 2: Brass and Bolts, as well as, Clockwork Spells and Magical Bells. His poem, “Maters” was later published in the magazine, Midnight Screaming Volume 3, #4. Brown says there are more works on the way as he plans to write a series of novels chronicling the lives of residents in a town that is damned.  Eventually, he will pen a fantasy/horror trilogy.

J.L Mulvihill
J L Mulvihill is the author of the young adult fantasy novel, The Lost Daughter of Easa, published through Kerlak Publishing.  Other stories J L has written and had published includes, Chilled Meat, a steampunk thriller, found in Dreams of Steam II-Of Bolts and Brass, anthology; The Leprechaun’s Story, a steampunk urban fantasy found in the anthology, Clockwork, Spells, & Magical Bells.  A Real Dragon and Magic in The Ozarks, found in Memories and Dreams published by The Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs, AR; Jen’s Spicy Crawfish Bisque, found in It’s All about Food with a Mississippi Twist, published through the Clinton Ink-Slingers; and The Proud Oak, published through the Gulf Coast Writer’s Association.
J L Mulvihill has written several articles for Examiner.com as the Jackson Literature Examiner.  She is also an event’s coordinator for the Mississippi Chapter of Imagicopter known as the Magnolia-Tower, a volunteer organization of authors and artists who promote their own publications while lending a hand to other writers and artists.  J L Mulvihill is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Gulf Coast Writers Association (GCWA), The Mississippi Writers Guild (MWG), as well as the Arts Council of Clinton, the Clinton Ink-Slingers Writing Group, and the Java Jotters. 

J L is currently working on her second novel, Elsindai, as well as her young adult steampunk series, Steel Roots, and an anthology project with horror author Alexander S. Brown entitled Southern Haunts.  She also continues to write short stories in the fantasy, steampunk, horror, and sci/fi genre, as well as poetry inspired by her life in Mississippi.  She has also been known to Karaoke from time to time when she thinks no one is looking.            
Webpage:        http://www.elsielind.com/    

Amazon Links for Southern Haunts:

Social Media Links for Seventh Star Press

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

Author:  Richelle Mead
Genre:  Young Adult/Urban Fantasy
Publisher:  Penguin (Imprint: Razorbill)
Publication Date:  12th February 2013
ISBN:  9781921518911
Stand alone or series:   Bloodlines #3
Pages:  416 pages
Book Received from:  Penguin (Publisher)
First Lines:  This wasn't the first time I'd been pulled out of bed for a crucial mission.  It was, however, the first time I'd been subjected to such a personal line of questioning.

In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch--a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood--or else she might be next.

My Thoughts:
I've been waiting for Sydney to finally step up and embrace her magic and thank god she does in The Indigo Spell.  After the ending in the Golden Lily I was hanging desperately on getting to read the next book along and it does not disappoint at all.

Sydney, who is so in control of her life and follows the rules to a T finally crosses the line and starts doubting the things that she's been taught and told by the Alchemists. 

I like the fact that there are two running stories within The Indigo Spell.  There's the main one where Sydney does all she can to protect Jill and then there is her determination to find Marcus Finch as well as help Ms Terwilliger in finding the magical user targeting young girls with the potential for magic.  It makes Sydney embrace her own magic more the deeper she gets involved.

Adrian, sigh.  Adrian is as sweet as ever.  I think if I ever were to have a character crush on any of the many characters I've read over this year it has got to be him.  He's the polar opposite of what Sydney is and at the same time they solve problems together really well.

Things get alot more interesting as the series progresses and I am counting down the days until the Fiery Heart makes it on shelves.  And talk about throwing a spanner in the works at the end of this.  Trust me you will want to get your hands on this!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mothers Day!

Hope you all have had  a fantastic Mothers Day.  I know I have!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (138)

Waiting On Wednesday was created by Jill over at Breaking The Spine. It's a weekly post for you to share what upcoming books you can't wait for!

Not long of a wait now until I can get my hands on Champion by Marie Lu, book 3 in the Legend trilogy.  This will be out 5th November 2013.

The explosive finale to Marie Lu’s New York Times bestselling LEGEND trilogy—perfect for fans of THE HUNGER GAMES and DIVERGENT! He is a Legend. She is a Prodigy. Who will be Champion? June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic—and each other—and now their country is on the brink of a new existence. June is back in the good graces of the Republic, working within the government’s elite circles as Princeps Elect while Day has been assigned a high level military position. But neither could have predicted the circumstances that will reunite them once again. Just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies, and war threatens the Republic’s border cities. This new strain of plague is deadlier than ever, and June is the only one who knows the key to her country’s defense. But saving the lives of thousands will mean asking the one she loves to give up everything he has. With heart-pounding action and suspense, Marie Lu’s bestselling trilogy draws to a stunning conclusion.

What are you waiting on?

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey

Title:  The Fifth Wave
Author:  Rick Yancey
Genre:  Young Adult/Sci-fi/Thriller
Publisher:  Penguin
Publication Date:  7th May 2013
ISBN:  9780141345819
Stand alone or series:   Book 1 in the Fifth Wave series
Pages:  480 pages
Book Received from:  Penguin (Publisher)
First Lines:  There will be no awakening. The sleeping woman will feel nothing the next morning, only a vague sense of unease and the unshakable feeling that someone is watching her.  Her anxiety will fade in less than a day and will soon be forgotten.


The 1st Wave Took out half a million people.
 The 2nd Wave Put that number to shame.
 The 3rd Wave Lasted a little longer. Twelve weeks . . . Four billion dead.
In the 4th Wave , You can't trust that people are still people.
And the 5th Wave? No one knows. But it's coming.
On a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs. Runs from the beings that only look human, who have scattered Earth's last survivors.
To stay alone is to stay alive, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be her only hope.
Now Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death.

My Thoughts:
This has got to be one of the best books I've read in 2013.  After reading the synopsis of this I had no idea what I was going to expect when I started reading it! And once I finished it, I wished I could have read it in one sitting because it is seriously that good!  The suspense to pick it up while I worked was just about killing me.  I needed to know what Cassie was going to do. How Sam was, and how Zombie was coping.

The very first part drew me in with the narrative.  Eerie and to the point.  We are then introduced to Cassiopeia ("Cassie") the main character of the novel. She's a strong character and one I grew to admire!  She's alone in the woods trying to survive the beings that have landed on earth.

What I liked most about this book was that it didn't start at the first wave but began just before the fifth wave.  So Cassie goes back over what happened in the last four as well as what has happened to her family.  It kept me hanging on every word of her POV.

Admittedly, once I got to Wonderland the narrative threw me.  I wasn't expecting another character to take over and had to read it a couple of times when he referred to his sibling as Sissy and not Sam and then it clicked, POV change.  God sometimes I feel slow.  The narrative swaps between Cassie, Zombie, and a random chapter of one of the "Others", and Sam so we all get an overall feel of what is going on, not just being stuck in just the two POV's.

Along the way Cassie meets the elusive Evan Walker.  Strange and caring Cassie breaks her two rules: Trust Noone and the only way to stay alive as long as possible is to stay alone as long as Possible.  Csssie's promise to Sam weighs heavy on her shoulders though and as soon as she's able to she will find him.  Whatever it takes

The Fifth Wave is one of those read-all-at-once books.  Once you pick it up, you'll be gripping the book as hard as it's grip is on you to finish.  It's exciting and scary and has you wondering who you can trust when you can't tell the difference between friends and the enemy.  For YA Sci-Fi this has got to be up there with the best!  Bring on book 2!

And just to share with you all, the film rights have already been sold.  I cannot wait!!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Once Upon a time 2 Post

Hi all,

Please head on over the My Alter Ego Charlie.  I will be starting Once Upon a Time 2 in approximately a month so go have a read of what I have so far and please feel free to send me your suggestions!

Thanks guys!

In My Mailbox (136)

In My Mailbox is a weekly post created by The Story Siren.

For Review:

Haze by Paula Weston (The Rephaim #2)

I'm so excited to receive this in the mail.  I met Paula at Maggie Stiefvater's Writing class a couple of years ago and mentioned my blog in conversation.  She was waiting for her first book Shadows to be published and now look.  Two books in on the series and rights sold in UK and North America.  A big congratulations from me!! 



What did you get in your IMM?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (137)

Waiting On Wednesday was created by Jill over at Breaking The Spine. It's a weekly post for you to share what upcoming books you can't wait for!

I'm looking forward to reading Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller which will be released 24th September 2013.

Stolen as a child from her large and loving family, and on the run with her mom for more than ten years, Callie has only the barest idea of what normal life might be like. She's never had a home, never gone to school, and has gotten most of her meals from laundromat vending machines. Her dreams are haunted by memories she’d like to forget completely. But when Callie’s mom is finally arrested for kidnapping her, and Callie’s real dad whisks her back to what would have been her life, in a small town in Florida, Callie must find a way to leave the past behind. She must learn to be part of a family. And she must believe that love--even with someone who seems an improbable choice--is more than just a possibility. Trish Doller writes incredibly real teens, and this searing story of love, betrayal, and how not to lose your mind will resonate with readers who want their stories gritty and utterly true.

What are you waiting on?


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