Book Review: Poison Study

Book Review: Poison Study

The first book in Maria V. Snyder’s Study Series, Poison Study is a fantastic read that you will not want to put down. 😀 Poison Studyby Maria V. Snyder Stolen from her home at a young age, Yalena was taken to Ixia where she was thrown into experiments – at first harmless tests of her magical ability. Magic is forbidden in Ixia, but in the home of General Brazell – he took in orphan children that had magical abilities. As Yalena became older, she realized that Brazell was not a fatherly figure, his tests turning into tortures until she was […]

Posted November 1, 2009
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Design It Up! (2)

Design It Up! (2)

Today, we are going to tackle something that will help all bloggers with networking: the blog button grab box. This is a great tool will help others take your button, and spread the word about your blog. There are three steps to this process, so you may wish to look at each step to see if you need to complete it. Step One: Blog Button You will need to have a blog button. This can easily be made using Photoshop, or by searching Google for sites that can help you make on. Once you have the button, you will need […]

Posted October 30, 2009
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Book Review: Gateway

Book Review: Gateway

Author: Sharon ShinnReleased: October 15, 2009 by Viking Juvenile Description from GoodReads: As a Chinese adoptee in St. Louis, teenage Daiyu often feels out of place. When an elderly Asian jewelry seller at a street fair shows her a black jade ring—and tells her that “black jade” translates to “Daiyu”—she buys it as a talisman of her heritage. But it’s more than that; it’s magic. It takes Daiyu through a gateway into a version of St. Louis much like 19th century China. Almost immediately she is recruited as a spy, which means hours of training in manners and niceties and […]

Posted October 29, 2009
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Book Review: Shiver

Book Review: Shiver

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater Grace has been fascinated with the wolves near her home since she was attacked by them as a child. Especially the yellow-eyed wolf who saved her – her wolf. While she’s always known there is more to the wolves, it is not until Sam is shot as a wolf and turned back into a human too close to winter, that Grace has proof of the truth. Grace and Sam have a connection years old, one that starts to flame as they spend every moment together. Sam knows his time as a human is fading fast, that […]

Posted October 28, 2009
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Book Review: Fallen

Book Review: Fallen

Author: Lauren KateReleases: December 8, 2009 by Delacorte Press Description from Random House: There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori. Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move. Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce–and goes out of his way to make that very clear–she can’t let it go. Drawn to him […]

Posted October 27, 2009
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Book Review: Jessica’..

Book Review: Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side

Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Sideby Beth Fantaskey Jessica is an average farm girl. She shovels out horse stalls, flirts with the cute boy next door and tries to get by as being normal in high school. All of that changes when Lucius Vladescu shows up – her supposed vampire betrothed. Which, Lucius is hot – but Jess thinks he’s crazy for saying he is a vampire. But is Jess the crazy one for resisting the sexy Romanian young man who tries to swoon her off the bat? But how long can you push away a vampire without […]

Posted October 27, 2009
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Book Review: If I Stay by G..

Book Review: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

If I Stayby Gayle Forman Mia wakes up from an accident – a bad car accident. What she soon realizes is that she’s not quite herself anymore. Her body is in a coma and she is free to roam and watch all angles of what is happening. Her parents are dead and her little brother in bad condition. What Mia has to decide is if there is a life, if she wants one, without her family. Will her boyfriend and other family be enough to make her decide to stay. Or will she be better off with her family, on […]

Posted October 27, 2009
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Blog Tour: Japan Took the J..

Blog Tour: Japan Took the J.A.P. Out of Me

Author: Lisa Fineberg CookReleased: October 20, 2009 by Downtown Press Description from GoodReads: This humorous, moving, and insightful debut memoir follows a young newlywed from Beverly Hills to Nagoya, Japan, where her husband has a new job. I normally do not read memoirs, but I decided to try this one since it involves the Japanese culture. Generally, I enjoy anything that gives me insight in this culture, and this hilarious novel did just that. The novel take the view point of a young women finding herself immersed in a completely foreign world for the sake of her new husband. This […]

Posted October 26, 2009
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