Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Living your Five...

This post isn't a review... It is a post to inform you of a wonderful movement called Living Your Five. It is run by Kay Cassidy(YA author of soon to be released Cinderella Society) with help by Tera Lynn Childs (YA author of Oh.My.Gods. and Goddess Boot camp), Alyson Noel, (YA author of Evermore and Blue Moon), Becca Fitzpatrick (Ya author of Hush Hush) and last but certainly not least YOU. Yes you...

Here is an excert from the website:
Introducing our Five... with YA author Kay Cassidy
This is so exciting! Not just because it's been months in the making and we've finally launched, but because I get to launch this fun adventure with Tera, Alyson, and Becca. Friends really do make the world go 'round.I mentioned yesterday that I created my Five as a way to help me remember what matters most when life gets chaotic. But it's also a way for me to remember what to focus on when life isn't crazy. When I've got a bit of free time, how should I spend it? A quick run-down of my Five is a great place to start!As you'll see this week, the four of us have a lot in common. Some of our Fives will even overlap a bit, and that's awesome! Your Five doesn't have to be different than everyone else's. There are lots of people who share the same passions about how to make a difference. In fact, when those like-minds get together, amazing things can happen!

Be part of the Living your Five Movement!!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009


the last review sounds like a book report....

Is 'Pride' worth the ride?

Summary: I'm on trial for my life. Falsely accused of infecting my human ex-boyfriend--and killing him to cover up the crime. Infecting a human is one of three capital offenses recognized by the Pride--along with murder and disclosure of our existence to a human.
I'm two for three. A goner.
Now we've discovered a rogue stray terrorizing the mountainside, hunting a wild teenage tabbycat. It's up to us to find and stop him before a human discovers us. With my lover Marc's help, I think I can protect the vulnerable girl from both the ambitious rogue and the scheming of the territorial council.
If I survive my own trial...

The Review:
I read Pride, by Rachel Vincent and found it to be extremely entertaining. The evolvement in the characters from the original book Stray has made me become more fond of them. I feel as if the pride of werecats, known to us humans as the Sandars family, has become in some ways family. You care if Marc and Faythe end up together and if they make it through the prides life challenges. Some scenes I just wanted to grab Faythe shoulders and say “OMG what were you thinking!” Trust me, this series just makes you want to jump in and resolve some conflict because after three books (Stray, Rogue, and now Pride) the werecats must be running out of their nine lives. My favorite character in the series is Faythe’s brother Ethan. He is every girl’s dream brother (burberry_girl actually wrote lover here ), a fighter, and her one constant. I wish he could be in my family. Overall all the story continuously flowed. I can’t wait to get my claws into Prey and find out what mischief Faythes going to get into next...

The Questions:

YA or Adult: Adult
Tearjerker: Yes by the ending it plucked at my heart strings.
Action: Tons loved the meat tenderizer mallet scene.
Gruesome: You have to enjoy blood and bone crushing.
Love: Frustrated love.
Drama: Tons of drama.

How many paws out of five?

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

"Shiver" Do you give it the cold shoulder?

Summary: For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf--her wolf--is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again.Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human--or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever....

My Review:

The Good: This story had a unique chilling twist from the typical werewolf stories filling bookstore bookshelves today.
I really enjoyed the way the author used two voices to tell this story. You got to glimpse both characters minds in away most authors don’t do. Also how she used poetry and lyrics to describe the feelings zinging through Sam. I liked the love between Sam and Grace. The way they acted around each other was reminiscent of real life soul mates. It wasn’t a corny kind of romance.

The Bad: The author didn’t address some need to know questions until halfway through the book. I spent the first 100 plus pages going 'why doesn’t Sam just take Grace and move to the equator?' It was frustrating to find out the details later than sooner. The story also contained many subplots that really didn’t develop into anything or maybe I just missed them.

The Questions?

YA or Adult---YA

Tearjerker --- I have to admit a few tears rolled down my cheeks.

Laugh worthy--A character named Isabelle supplied most of the laughs.

Action--- Not a lot in this story.

Gruesome--- No sickening bone breaking descriptions in this book.

Love---- True love was written on every page...

Worth the money to buy? In the end, I would definitely survive the chill and grab a copy of this


How many paws out of five?

Sunday, August 2, 2009

My Soul To Take Critique

She doesn't see dead people, but…
She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.
Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next…

In a sea of paranormal books about vampires, werewolves, and immortals, this story is unlike many young adult books released. The plot is a unique and surprising one. The main character, Kaylee, is a dynamic girl, who is trying to figure out her own identity. She is realistic and makes mistakes along her way but she doesn’t whine, about her circumstance, instead she tries to face her fears, and stand ups to what she believes. With help from Nash, she searches for the truth behind the mysterious deaths of teenage girls and finds it within herself to push forward.

So down to business, should you pick it up or stay away: Definitely get this book. You won’t regret it. It keeps you on the edge of your seat and wanting more. I can’t wait until the second book in this series comes out…

***** ( if I could give it more stars I would)

Buy it here at amazon.

or get the audiobook here.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Just starting out....

Trying to weave my way around blogger... Will post later on....