Sunday, October 18, 2009

In My Mailbox!

Books I purchased this week:
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (My review is now up)
Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles
Bad Boy: A Memior by Walter Dean Myers


Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along.
With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.

For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.
(Description from Amazon)


This whole review is pretty much going to be me gushing over this book.

Patch is AWESOME. Some times I thought he was SO cool and other times I thought he was SO freaky. I wasn't sure if I could trust him or not until about the very end. Fitzpatrick did very well on this character.

Nora is also very interesting. She isn't one of those one-dimensional heroines that you see a lot. She stand up to Patch and doesn't throw herself at him. Sometimes, though, she seems a little clueless (I think those of you who have read the book will know what parts I mean).

Also the "villains" I never would have guessed who they were.

The plot is pretty fast moving and definitely kept my attention.

You should go read it.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Splendor Falls by Rosemary Clement-Moore

It has literally been too long since I've posted. I promise I am going to post a LOT more regularly starting now. And now for the book review...
Can love last beyond the grave?

Sylvie Davis is a ballerina who can’t dance. A broken leg ended her career, but Sylvie’s pain runs deeper. What broke her heart was her father’s death, and what’s breaking her spirit is her mother’s remarriage—a union that’s only driven an even deeper wedge into their already tenuous relationship.

Uprooting her from her Manhattan apartment and shipping her to Alabama is her mother’s solution for Sylvie’s unhappiness. Her father’s cousin is restoring a family home in a town rich with her family’s history. And that’s where things start to get shady. As it turns out, her family has a lot more history than Sylvie ever knew. More unnerving, though, are the two guys that she can’t stop thinking about. Shawn Maddox, the resident golden boy, seems to be perfect in every way. But Rhys—a handsome, mysterious foreign guest of her cousin’s—has a hold on her that she doesn’t quite understand.

Then she starts seeing things. Sylvie’s lost nearly everything—is she starting to lose her mind as well?

(Description from Amazon)

Let me start of by saying Clement-Moore has an amazing style of writing. I don't know what it is about it, but I love it and I couldn't put this book down. You feel really bad for Sylvie and can tell how much she wishes she could dance and how heartbroken she is that she can't. You also feel awful gor her because she thinks she is starting to lose her mind, which is also interesting to follow at the same time. Ryhs is amazing too and I love the way Sylvie and him talk to each other. Rhys' father is also pretty cool. Aunt Paula rubbed me the wrong way sometimes though.

The whole concept of the plot is interesting and this book keeps the pages turning. I recommend it to anyone!

Monday, September 7, 2009

The Hollow by Jessica Verday

When Abbey's best friend, Kristen, vanishes at the bridge near Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, everyone else is all too quick to accept that Kristen is dead, and rumors fly that her death was no accident. Abbey goes through the motions of mourning her best friend, but privately, she refuses to believe that Kristen is really gone. Then she meets Caspian, the gorgeous and mysterious boy who shows up out of nowhere at Kristen's funeral, and keeps reappearing in Abbey's life. Caspian clearly has secrets of his own, but he's the only person who makes Abbey feel normal again...but also special.
Just when Abbey starts to feel that she might survive all this, she learns a secret that makes her question everything she thought she knew about her best friend. How could Kristen have kept silent about so much? And could this secret have led to her death? As Abbey struggles to understand Kristen's betrayal, she uncovers a frightening truth that nearly unravels her—one that will challenge her emerging love for Caspian, as well as her own sanity.
(Description from Amazon)

The Hollow is a fantastic book. Verday depicts Abbey as a very believable character mourning her best friend's death. Caspian is a mystery and throughout the book, I wanted to know more and more about him. I also felt like I knew Kristen with Abbey's flashbacks and descriptions of her.

The plot is fast-paced and keeps you interested the whole time. There is not one point in the plot where I was bored. The descriptions of scenery are amazing and I love Washington Irving, who plays a big role in the plot. Everything in the story builds up to the very last pages when you finally learn the truth about Caspian and I LOVE how Verday wraps up this book. For some reason I absolutely loved the last line. I cannot wait for the sequel.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Night World 1 by LJ Smith

In Secret Vampire, Poppy thought the summer would last forever. Then she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Now Poppy's only hope for survival is James, her friend and secret love. A vampire in the Night World, James can make Poppy immortal. But first they both must risk everything to go against the laws of Night World.

Fugitives from Night World, three vampire sisters leave their isolated home to live among humans in Daughters of Darkness. Their brother, Ash, is sent to bring the girls back, but he falls in love with their beautiful friend.

Two witch cousins fight over their high school crush. It's a battle between black magic and white magic in Spellbinder.

Secret Vampire...
Secret Vampire is an enthralling book. I love the main characters, Poppy and James. They are so adorable together and the whole books isn't all mushy with romance, which is good. It was a lot deeper. Also, I LOVE Ash. Ash is actually probably my favorite character in Secret Vampire. Just 'cause he's so cool. :P

Daughters of Darkness...
Daughters of Darkness is my favorite book out of the three in this volume. (Maybe the whole series, I still have to read the next two volumes so I don't know yet). Each of the three sisters are different and each of their personalities are very well thought out. Mary-Lynette is a very likable character...AND ASH RETURNS! Mary-Lynette and Ash find out they are soulmates and their constant bickering is very amusing to read.

I thought Spellbinder was a just a meh story, which surprised me becuase of how amazing the previous two books were. I thought Blaise was the most complex and interesting character. Eric was boring. Thea was boring, though slightly less boring than Eric. It has an okay story. I mainly just finished this one because I need to know the whole story behind everything when I read Strange Fate.

I can't wait to get started on the next book and get my hands on Strange Fate!

In My Mailbox 4!

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren every week and created by Pop Culture Junkie :)

Dark of the Moon by Rachel Hawthorne, which I just finished reading!

Blood Promise by Richelle Mead (Words cannot express how excited I am to read this). I was pretty much jumping up and down in the car on the way to Barnes and Noble.

So only two books this week. But what great books they are!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Create a Cover!

I saw this over at The Story Siren's blog and I thought it seemed like fun, so here ya go!

1 – Go to “Fake Name Generator” or click

The name that appears is your author name.

2 – Go to “Random Word Generator” or click

The word listed under “Random Verb” is your title.

3 – Go to “FlickrCC” or click

Type your title into the search box. The first photo that contains a person is your cover.

4 – Use Photoshop, Picnik, or similar to put it all together. Be sure to crop and/or zoom in.

5 – Post it to your site along with this text.

And my book cover.......


Kind of mediocre, I know. But I only had Photobucket to use to edit! Sorry!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

In My Mailbox 3!

I got the whole Night World series (other than Strange Fate, of course) by LJ Smith! I've already read Vol. 1. I can't wait to get started on the other ones!

Vampires, werewolves, witches, shapeshifters -- they live among us without our knowledge. Night World is their secret society, a secret society with very strict rules. And falling in love breaks all the laws of the Night World.

In Secret Vampire, Poppy thought the summer would last forever. Then she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Now Poppy's only hope for survival is James, her friend and secret love. A vampire in the Night World, James can make Poppy immortal. But first they both must risk everything to go against the laws of Night World.

Fugitives from Night World, three vampire sisters leave their isolated home to live among humans in Daughters of Darkness. Their brother, Ash, is sent to bring the girls back, but he falls in love with their beautiful friend.

Two witch cousins fight over their high school crush. It's a battle between black magic and white magic in Spellbinder.

In Dark Angel, Gillian is saved from drowning by her guardian angel. Only visible to Gillian, Angel will fulfill her heart's every desire. But when Angel starts making strange and sinister requests, Gillian must question who he truly is and where he came from.

Armed with a wooden stake, martial arts, and the will to resist a vampire's mind control, Rashel struggles to avenge her mother's death in The Chosen. Then she meets Quinn, her soulmate, who is part of the world she has vowed to destroy.

Hannah receives notes warning her of incredible danger in Soulmate. But if death is her destiny, is the Lord of the Night World's love strong enough to save her?

A vampire hunter -- who is half vampire -- stalks her own kind to protect humans in Huntress.

In Black Dawn, Maggie stumbles upon an old Night World kingdom where the ruling vampire prince is both an enemy and an ally.

And Circle Daybreak hires Keller, a shapeshifting panther, to guard a new Wild Power in Witchlight. But when Keller falls in love with the Wild Power's soulmate, her love could destroy everything....

Sleepless by Thomas Fahy

Emma Montgomery has been having gruesome nightmares. Even worse, when she wakes up, she isn't where she was when she fell asleep. And she's not the only one. One by one the students of Saint Opportuna High start having nightmares, and sleepwalking. And the next morning one of their classmates turns up dead.

Something is making them kill in their sleep. Emma and her friends need to band together, to keep themselves awake until they can figure out what's behind the murders--before anyone else dies.

I'm pretty much just indifferent on this book. I thought the premise sounded interesting enough, but once you start reading you can tell right away who is behind it all. From the description I thought it was going to be a lot scarier than it really was. The plot is predictible but I thought the premise was so interesting, I finished it.

I really don't know what else to say about this book. It was just an "eh".

Sunday, August 16, 2009

In My Mailbox 2!

This week I purchased...

Sleepless by Thomas Fahy

Dark Secrets 1 by Elizabeth Chandler

and Meridian by Amber Kizer (review already up)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Meridian by Amber Kizer

Half-human, half-angel, Meridian Sozu has a dark responsibility.

Sixteen-year-old Meridian has been surrounded by death ever since she can remember. As a child, insects, mice, and salamanders would burrow into her bedclothes and die. At her elementary school, she was blamed for a classmate’s tragic accident. And on her sixteenth birthday, a car crashes in front of her family home—and Meridian’s body explodes in pain.

Before she can fully recover, Meridian is told that she’s a danger to her family and hustled off to her great-aunt’s house in Revelation, Colorado. It’s there that she learns that she is a Fenestra—the half-angel, half-human link between the living and the dead. But Meridian and her sworn protector and love, Tens, face great danger from the Aternocti, a band of dark forces who capture vulnerable souls on the brink of death and cause chaos.

To be honest, I didn't expect to like this book that much. From the description, I just didn't think I would want to read it. I debated whether to buy it or not and decided to give it a try. I LOVED it! I was hooked from the beginning. Meridian is such an interesting character, as is Tens and Auntie. All three of them are very deep and three-dimensional. The villain is interesting enough to make you hate him as much as Meridian, Tens, and Auntie.

Kizer gives a backstory to both Tens and Auntie, which I thought was great because in some books I've read recently there hasn't been much talk of what characters were like before the book.

This is the first book of Ms. Kizer's that I've read and from the looks of it...I'll be checking out more.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Dark Secrets Series by Elizabeth Chandler

A few months back I was browsing the YA section in my library and came across a series of books called the Dark Secrets series by Elizabeth Chandler, consisting of No Time To Die, The Deep End of Fear, Legacy of Lies, and Don't Tell. I checked out all of them and dived into them when I got home. Each one of them was creepy, haunting, and fantastic. After finishing them all, I get online and see the original books are out of print. BUT I saw they are coming out with new covers! Now the first compilation is out, consisting of the books Legacy of Lies and Don't Tell. I haven't seen when the next volume (with No Time To Die and The Deep End of Fear) is coming out, but I am VERY excited. I can't wait to own my own copies.

Also check out Elizabeth Chandler's Summer In The City!

Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors

When Katrina spots a homeless guy sleeping in the alley behind her grandmother’s coffee shop, she decides to leave him a cup of coffee, a bag of chocolate-covered coffee beans, and some pastries to tide him over. Little does she know that this random act of kindness is about to turn her life upside down. Because this adorable vagrant, Malcolm, is really a guardian angel on a break between missions. And he won’t leave until he can reward Katrina’s selflessness by fulfilling her deepest desire. Now if only she could decide what that might be...
(Description from Amazon)

Coffeehouse Angel is a nice romantic comedy that also has depth. You get to see Katrina grow up in the novel and you can very much relate to her. She has a best friend that is a guy who THANKFULLY isn't in love with her. That idea is very much played out in many books. This book is nice and clean with well thought out characters (even the supporting characters). Also, this book is very lighthearted compared to a lot of recent YA books that lean towards the "dark" side.

Also, the setting is very nice. Scandinavia is a rare setting for YA books (and even adult books) and Selfors does a great job desrcribing the place.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Old Magic by Marianne Curley

When Jarrod Thornton walks into the classroom, Kate Warren instantly senses that he is as different as she is. In anger, he unknowingly unleashes a storm in the science lab and Kate realizes that he has exceptional paranormal abilities that exceed her own. As an uneasy friendship forms, she helps Jarrod confront and internalize his talents. With her grandmother's help, the teens journey back to the Middle Ages and break the curse that has controlled the Thornton family for generations. (Description from Amazon)

I read this book in one sitting! Kate and Jarrod have great chemistry and I like how they don't just fall in love at first sight. Once they do warm up to each other, it's very sweet. Also, Jarrod doesn't automatically believe in magic when Kate tells him about his powers, which makes it more believeable.

The plot is fast-paced but well thought out and keeps you turning the page. Curley does an excellent job at describing the historical aspects. The writing is excellent and I love the Australian slang. Pick up this book, especially if you are a fantasty/romance/adventure lover!

I need to read Curley's other books!

Ruined: A Novel by Paula Morris

Rebecca couldn't feel more out of place in New Orleans, where she comes to spend the year while her dad is traveling. She's staying in a creepy old house with her aunt. And at the snooty prep school, the filthy-rich girls treat Rebecca like she's invisible. Only gorgeous, unavailable Anton Grey seems to give Rebecca the time of day, but she wonders if he's got a hidden agenda. Then one night, in Lafayette Cemetery, Rebecca makes a friend. Sweet, mysterious Lisette is eager to talk to Rebecca, and to show her the nooks and crannies of the city. There's just one catch: Lisette is a ghost.

A ghost with a deep, dark secret, and a serious score to settle.

As Rebecca learns more from her ghost friend -- and as she slowly learns to trust Anton Grey -- she also uncovers startling truths about her own history. Will Rebecca be able to right the wrongs of the past, or has everything been ruined beyond repair?
(Description from Amazon)

When I first heard about this book, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. I LOVE ghost stories and this book does not disappoint. Rebecca is a great lead character. The story moves along at just the right pace and has a rather creepy tone, which works well. Aunt Claudia's house sounds creepy, but neat and it's described well. I also really liked Lisette. She was a great three-dimensional character and the story of her past was very interesting.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves ghost stories. The plot will keep you turning the page. I cannot wait to read more of Paula Morris' books!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

In My Mailbox 1!

This week I bought...

Immortal by Gillian Shields (review now up)
Ruined: A Novel by Paula Morris
Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors
Old Magic by Marianne Curley

Reviews for the three others will be up!

Immortal by Gillian Shields

Wyldcliffe Abbey School for Young Ladies, housed in a Gothic mansion on the bleak northern moors, is elite, expensive, and unwelcoming. When Evie Johnson is torn away from her home by the sea to become the newest scholarship student, she is more isolated than she could have dreamed. Strict teachers, snobbish students, and the oppressive atmosphere of Wyldcliffe leave Evie drowning in loneliness.

Evie's only lifeline is Sebastian, a rebellious, mocking, dangerously attractive young man she meets by chance. As Evie's feelings for Sebastian grow with each secret meeting, she starts to fear that he is hiding something about his past. And she is haunted by glimpses of a strange, ghostly girl—a girl who is so eerily like Evie, she could be a sister. Evie is slowly drawn into a tangled web of past and present that she cannot control. And as the extraordinary, elemental forces of Wyldcliffe rise up like the mighty sea, Evie is faced with an astounding truth about Sebastian, and her own incredible fate.

This book was...okay. I had very high hopes for this book and I was let down. I'm not saying it wasn't good, but it just didn't have deep characters and the romance between Evie and Sebastion seemed rather forced. The plot was kind of interesting (interesting enough for me to finish the story) but a lot of parts dragged and it just didn't flow nicely. If there is going to be a sequel, which the ending kind of suggests, maybe it will be better.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

"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."
(Description from Amazon)

Maggie Stiefvater is such an amazing author. Her writing is musical and beautiful. Shiver is not just a werewolf novel, but a beautiful love story. It had be crying, but I won't tell you why. The relationship between Sam and Grace is deep and I love the lyrics that Maggie writes through Sam's thoughts. Overall, this is a wonderful book and I HIGHLY suggest you read it.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent

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. 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…

(Description from Amazon)

Oh. My. Goodness! This book was AMAZING. This is a fast-paced, intriguing novel that you will not be able to put down. The romance between Kaylee and Nash is great and Nash is so sweet. You will NEVER guess who the culprit is. My jaw literally dropped. All of the characters are fleshed out and you feel like you know them. This book is a great twist on the legend of banshees.

I can't wait for the sequel, My Soul To Save!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev

All her world’s a stage.
Bertie Shakespeare Smith is not an actress, yet she lives in a theater.
She’s not an orphan, but she has no parents.
She knows every part, but she has no lines of her own.
That is, until now.
(Description from Amazon)

Eyes Like first this book was hard to get into. I DID get into it after a while but some parts dragged. If you look over those flaws, the book is pretty good. It has great descriptions of scenery and fleshed-out characters. This is a magical book full of Shakespeare references. Everyone should read this book, especially if you like theatre.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender

"Alexis thought she led a typically dysfunctional high school existence. Dysfunctional like her parents' marriage; her doll-crazy twelve-year-old sister, Kasey; and even her own anti-social, anti-cheerleader attitude.
When a family fight results in some tearful sisterly bonding, Alexis realizes that her life is creeping from dysfunction into danger. Kasey is acting stranger than ever: her blue eyes go green sometimes; she uses old-fashioned language; and she even loses track of chunks of time, claiming to know nothing about her strange behavior. Their old house is changing, too. Doors open and close by themselves; water boils on the unlit stove; and an unplugged air conditioner turns the house cold enough to see their breath in.

Alexis wants to think that it's all in her head, but soon, what she liked to think of as silly parlor tricks are becoming life-threatening--to her, her family, and to her budding relationship with the class president. Alexis knows she's the only person who can stop Kasey -- but what if that green-eyed girl isn't even Kasey anymore?"
(Description from Amazon)

Bad Girls Don't Die is a chilling, enthralling story that will keep you up all night reading and when you are done you won't be able to get to sleep. At least not with the lights off. While reading this book, I turned on every light in my room. I LOVE scary books and this one was fantastic.

The characters were interesting, the mystery was intriguing, and the dolls were creepy! A subplot, Alexis' relationship with Carter, also keeps you interested in reading on. Buy this book!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Lovestruck Summer by Melissa Walker

"Austin music fest
Yay, summer in Austin!
Good food, good times. Fun for everyone!
Okay, living with my sorority-brainwashed cousin, who willingly goes by "Party Penny," is not exactly what I had in mind.
All your favorite bands
But the cute musicians I've met totally make up for it . . . like Sebastian. Swoon.
All ages welcome
So why can't I stop thinking about Penny's friend All-American Russ and his Texas twang??
Saturday & Sunday, from noon to midnight. Don't wait up!"
(Description from back cover)

This book was so cute, though I hated the cover. Throughout the book, you get to see Quinn change as a person, and her music taste! I really liked Quinn. She loves music and so do I, so I loved that aspect of the book. It's also fun watching Quinn and Russ banter back and forth and you see that it's so obvious that Russ likes her. Overall, this book is a light young adult romance that you will want to read again and again! Pick it up!

Willow by Julia Hoban

"Seven months ago, on a rainy March night, sixteen year- old Willow’s parents died in a horrible car accident. Willow was driving. Now her older brother barely speaks to her... and Willow is blocking the pain by secretly cutting herself. But when one boy —one sensitive, soulful boy—discovers Willow’s secret, it sparks an intense relationship that turns the “safe” world Willow has created for herself upside down." (Description from Amazon)

Willow is an amazingly complex character. I've read only one other book about cutting and Willow puts it to shame. This book made me cry. The last book I cried during was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Hardly any books have me cry and only a few as hard as I did during Willow. The book is that amazing. There are some graphic scenes in this book, but they aren't over done. I recommend this book to anyone!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Dark Guardians 2: Full Moon by Rachel Hawthorne

"I may be promised to another...but thoughts of Rafe consume me. I don't know how much longer I can resist.

Lindsey is wild and reckless, a natural rebel—maybe because her entire life was laid out for her even before she was born. Her parents are among the most powerful members of the Dark Guardians, an ancient tribe of werewolves, and they arranged Lindsey's betrothal to Connor long ago. The next full moon is coming all too soon, and then her commitment to Connor will be final—no turning back. She should be why can't she stop thinking about gorgeous, brooding Rafe?

When a dangerous threat on the pack escalates, so do tensions between Connor and Rafe. A fight over Lindsey is imminent, but will it be to the death?"
(Description from Amazon)

I absolutely loved this book! Lindsey is a strong heroine, and how can you not love Rafe?! You feel bad for Lindsey, who is torn between who she is supposed to be with, and who she really wants to be with (even if she won't admit it). The romance is so sweet. Also, you get to see Kayla and Lucas from the previous novel, Moonlight, which I thought was pretty cool. This book is a pretty fast read, but you will fall into the story. This book does have a lot of romance so if you aren't into that you probably wouldn't like this book. I hightly recommend this book to those of you who do love romance though!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund

"Aerin Renning is shocked to find she has earned a place at the most exclusive school in the universe. Aerin excels at Academy 7 in all but debate, where Dane Madousin—son of one of the most powerful men in the Alliance— consistently outtalks her. Fortunately Aerin consistently outwits him at sparring. They are at the top of their class until Dane jeopardizes everything and Aerin is unintentionally dragged down with him. When the pair is given a joint punishment, an unexpected friendship—and romance—begins to form. But Dane and Aerin both harbor dangerous secrets, and the two are linked in ways neither of them could ever have imagined..." (Description from Amazon)

Both Aerin and Dane are deep, three-dimensional characters. It's fun watching them interact. There wasn't as much romance as I would have liked, but the rest of the story made up for that. Osterlund has a great, descriptive writing style. This book has a great mystery. I can't wait to read more of Osterlund's work.

Unclaimed Heart by Kim Wilkins

"The rules for a young English woman in 1799 are simple: Do what you’re told; stay out of the way; and don’t, under any circumstances, ask questions.
But Constance Blackchurch is insatiable, headstrong, and complex; and the quest to find her missing mother is too much to resist…
…as is Alexandre Sans-Nom, the pearl diver who steals her heart, uproots all of her social expectations, and can either ruin or save the family she loves."
(Description from Amazon)

Unclaimed Heart is a wonderful story about a girl trying to find her mother and gain acceptance from her father, all while falling in love. The plot moves along smoothly with Constance finding clues to find her mother and Constance and Alexandre's romance. The story is written in third person point of view switching between characters, which was done very nicely. Wilkins delivers a fantastic historical romance with a great mystery. I highly recommend this book.

Monday, June 22, 2009

First Post

Hello! I thought I would use this first post to introduce myself. My name is Kristy and I am 14 years old. I LOVE reading, listening to music, and drawing. My favorite musical artist is David Bowie and my favorite band is The Smiths. I also enjoy Suede, Franz Ferdinand, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Beatles, etc etc etc.

I read ALL the time. I read any form of young adult. I'll be revewing books I read here.