Summary: Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
The Farfield Curse: It was a re-read this year, but it was still amazing. Wonderful middle grade novel.
Hate List: Breathtaking. Truly. I loved it.
Triangles: Ellen's first adult book with incredible moments of love and passion. I can't wait to read her next adult novel.
Wither: Didn't do a review when I first read this book, but it was wonderful. A fresh new story with exceptional characters.
Unearthly: A new angel story that moves very well, and the bit at the end? Wow. Just wow. Can't wait for Hallowed.
Twenty Boy Summer: One of the few contemporary books I've read this year and I'm a fan of Ockler's already. Definitely going to have to check out the rest of her work.
The Girl Who Played With Fire: I loved The Hunger Games and it was a joy reading what others thought of these books.
The Dark Divine: Read this because a friend of my recommended it. Couldn't be happier with the story. I loved it and I need to read The Lost Saint and The Savage Grace.
Such a Pretty Girl: Another book recommended by a friend, and it was incredible. I can't even...it was just great.
Seduced by the Wolf: One word: Liedolf
Dreaming of the Wolf: The return of dream-mating and Jake. He was delish.
Sleeping in Parking Lots: A wonderful non-fiction book about keeping your faith in God while enduring the struggles of being on the road.
Rage: Jackie is a brilliant writer. Incorporating self-harm into a story like this was brilliant and I can't wait to read Loss!
Hunger: Much like Rage, this first book brought a tough topic to the public in an interesting way. I love the way Jackie brings these things up in her stories.
Shifters series: To be fair, I read the first 2 at the end of 2010, but this is my favorite UF series. It was wonderful. Faythe is a great character. I adored her.
Nightshade: One of the best werewolf books I've read ever. Period.
Fahrenheit 451: I read this for banned books week and I can see why it's considered a classic. I think everyone should read this book at least once. I would hate to live in a world like this were books are burned out of fear. They should be treasured. Always.
Delirium: It's Lauren Oliver. She blew me away with Before I Fall, and Delirium showed me how well she can adjust to a new kind of story. She's an auto buy author.
Darkest Mercy: A fabulous end to an exciting series. Melissa Marr is a wonderful storyteller.
The Dark and Hollow Places: My favorite book of the series. It is so, so wonderful. I loved it.
Angelfire: This was a great book. End of story. Wings of the Wicked cannot come soon enough. It was brilliant.
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Monday, December 26, 2011
I haven't read any of Maggie Shayne's books so if anyone has let me know how they are.
3 books from an amazing faerie series!
One of my favorite movies as a kid. We only had it on VHS, but now I have it on DVD!
I've seen this movie a couple of times and I liked it, but I never had my own copy. Now I do!
Finally bought this book. It'll be a while before I can get to it, but at least I have it.
Finally bought this one too. A stand-alone Maggie Stiefvater book? Yes please!
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Summary: Blogging phenom Kaleb Nation delivers an exceptional follow-up to his debut hit, The Farfield Curse. Re-enter the world of Dunce where magical hero Bran Hambric has recently discovered a safe deposit box in his mother's name-in the very vault where he was discovered as a boy. Now he's on a frightening path that eventually leads to his father, whom Bran believed to be dead. When Bran's best friend, Astara, is kidnapped and turned into a Specter, he must explore a side of himself he never knew existed. But will the magic destroy him the way it destroyed his mother?
Bran when Bran first met him. Maybe that's just me, but I'm keeping my eye on him. Then there's Nim. I didn't know if I was going to like her or not because of Thomas, BUT she turned out to be an interesting little character. And I mean little. She's a fairy...sprite...thing...? She's some fierce little something or other and I thought she was great. A very cute character.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Summary: A six-year-old child, his only history a scrap of paper with his name (Bran Hambric), is found inside a securely locked vault in a large city bank. He grows into a strapping teenager, remembering nothing before the vault, mostly forgotten even by his foster parents. But elsewhere, Bran is not only remembered; he is sought by those who want him back. dead or alive.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
I have all of David's books except for this one. I've loved them all (except The Telling Pool). Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if this book ended up being like The Telling Pool for me, but I don't care. I want it. I want to read it. I need something to help me deal with The Scream of the White Bears mess.
Of course I've seen reviews out the rear for this book and I haven't read it myself. I'm cautious about my fantasy books, but I'm convinced that I should read this book.
I loved Sister's Red, but I haven't gotten Sweetly yet. I guess I'm not dying to buy it because it isn't part of a series really. New story, new characters so I haven't gotten around to getting it. I've heard it's great though so I want it.
Shade was brilliant and I've heard Shift is brilliant as well. I have no excuse for not picking up this book. I just haven't gotten around to it. And I'm broke.
I enjoyed Angel Star a LOT so I need to get my hands on Lemniscate at some point.
I haven't read any of these books yet, but if I get Inheritance then I'll start reading them. I have all of them except this one. Reading these books was going to be my Summer project, but that didn't happen.
Ash was incredible and I can't help but look at this book when I go to the bookstore. I want it so bad.
Another book I want because I have the others. I haven't read the other books in this series, but I own them. I loved Scott's Uglies series so I'm certain I'll love these as well.
I've heard good things about this book, and I love Jen's Raised by Wolves series so I have high hopes for this one.
I loved the other 2 books in this series and I am aching to see how it all ends!