Thursday, January 31, 2013

In My Mailbox January 2013

This month I have been busy buying books and I got myself a few Kindle books.

Books I bought this month:

  1. Hot Blooded - Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie
  2. The Iron King - Julie Kagawa
  3. Insatiable - Meg Cabot
  4. The Selection - Kiera Cass
  5. Unremembered (ARC) - Jessica Brody
  6. Love Aubrey - Suzanne LaFleur
  7. Plain Truth - Jodi Picoult
  8. Cinder - Marissa Meyer
  9. The Salem Witch Society - K. N. Shields
  10. Fateful - Claudia Gray
  11. My Soul to Take - Rachel Vincent
  12. My Soul to Keep - Rachel Vincent
  13. Wake - Amanda Hocking
  14. Lullaby - Amanda Hocking
  15. Blue Angel - Logan Belle
  16. Fallen Angel - Logan Belle
  17. Naked Angel - Logan Belle
Books I got for the Kindle:
  1. Her Mr Perfect Christmas - Melissa Jolley
  2. The Proposal - Diane Craver
  3. The Snow Globe - Kristin Harmel
  4. Third Time Lucky - Deborah Cooke
  5. Double Trouble - Deborah Cooke
  6. One More Time - Deborah Cooke
  7. All or Nothing - Deborah Cooke
  8. The Pink Rose: Secret Love and Betrayal - Alicia Roberts
  9. Christmas In Venice - Meadow Taylor
  10. Compel - Penelope Fletcher
  11. Enchant - Penelope Fletcher
  12. Summon - Penelope Fletcher
  13. Darkness Falls - Jessica Sorensen
  14. Shadowmagic - John Lenahan
  15. Wait for Me - Elisabeth Naughton
  16. Before the Rose Petal Beach - Dorothy Koomson
  17. The witches of Santa Anna (1 - 7) Lauren Barnholdt
I bought a ton of books this month and there is probably 3/4 on the whole list that I will actually read this year. I NEED to stop buying books.

Wolf Sirens Giveaway

As part of the Goddessfish blog tour Tina is giving away 1 copy of each wolf siren's novel! Please use the widget below to enter to win. (Giveaway is open internationally)

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My Interview with Tina Smith

I did an interview with Tina Smith as part of her Goddessfish Blog Tour.

Hi Tina and thank you for doing an interview on my blog as part of your tour.

1) What inspired you to write Wolf Sirens Forbidden and Fever?
A lot of things, a love of the books White Fang and Call of the Wild, a love of paranormal and a fascination with wolves. As well as Artemis, because she kicks butt. I wanted a heroine with a backbone and a chip on her shoulder and Lila was born. She is dynamic and grows on a journey throughout the books.

2) When did you begin writing?
I never really thought of myself as a writer but as a child I rewrote fairy tales and as a teenager and preteen I started keeping diaries and writing poetry. I suppose on some level I knew I would be a good writer, I just had to live a little first and (wink) fill the well with pain, so that I could open up a vein.

3) Have you always wanted to be a writer?
I have the temperament of a writer and I suppose it was buried in there, so on some level yes...

4) While writing what item(s) can't you live without?
My computer. It’s good to have a notebook with ideas and I like quiet time. But I can write under any conditions I just need to get into the zone and have at least a pen.

5) Who are some of your favourite authors and have they inspired your writing in any way?
Maggie Stiefvater, Jeffry Eugendes and even Stephanie Meyer. I think good writers use their own unique voice but certainly it contains the sounds of all things that have touched me in some way. The Virgin Suicides was dreamy and it just flowed like Jeffry wrote it while he channelled the characters world, I love that. In Fever when I wrote the back-story to the pack I felt like maybe I did something inspired by that.

6) What is the easiest part of a book to write for you? And hardest?
It’s all much of a muchness, it depends on my mood. I write what I am inspired to write; it’s the editing that’s hard. Writing the part about Tisane and Lila in Fever was slightly more challenging. Tisane has a lot of secret issues going on – but all is revealed in WS3 with a bang but even that is superseded by WS4.

7) How long each day/week do you dedicate to writing?
Hours and hours. As much time as I can (which is often too much time and to the detriment of other things).I take mini breaks if I’m tired or coming to a halt, then I think about things and jump straight back on it. Straight after work I usually write into the night and eat at the computer.

8) What do you do when you’re not writing?
I’m a mother, employee and student and a lot of the time I am doing what that entails. Scrubbing toilets, cooking, serving customers, walking my dog and reading notes. I’m everywhere and nowhere all the time.

9) Are you reading anything at the moment? What type of book's do you like to read most?
Vain by Fischer Amelie, and I am starting Raven Boys but I like paranormal and young adult. At the moment I am busy with interviews and touring and writing and study and cleaning my damn house.

10) Is there any author you would like to work with if you could?
Maybe Maggie Stiefvater. I loved her Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy. She seems like a real character. I like to laugh with my critique partner, Sally, and anyone who makes it fun is cool.

11) How do you come up with your story ideas?
I use everything as inspiration. Movies of all kinds and television, other books. I love to watch documentaries and see real people talk about their lives. Lady Boys in Malaysia to Gaol shows like Lock Down(that’s the Australian spelling, Queens English Gaol, I am Aussie).

12) When writing about something you don't know about how do you get your information?
I write only what I know, I use everything at my disposal, the internet is a great tool when used correctly – sometimes you have to think outside the box, I watch doco’s and people. I am even interested in star signs. Cop shows. But at the moment I study Clinical medicine and that details symptoms of drug use and things of that nature and I use that information. I relate or I learn,that’s probably why it took me so long to actually decide writing’s what I wanted to do, I had to develop more empathy. I learnt to shoot for Wolf Sirens and I taught myself about Tarot cards. Though I plan on taking a course on it, when I am finished my study.

13) What advice would you give to someone who 'ran out of creativity' while writing?
Take a walk, watch a movie, go out with friends and if you’re really stuck forget about it. It’s Murphy’s law. Just get off the computer! Then you will be struck by lightning.

14) Do you have anything specific you would like to say to your readers? 
Discuss Lila’s motivations with your friends and fellow readers – go online, join Goodreads and discuss, argue and debate! Review me please! Are you a Reid or a Sky fan? Did you want more description when Lila and Reid had sex, did you know what would happen? Did you hate Lila’s selfishness? Contact me on my author’s facebook page and twitter I would love to hear from you.

15 And finally how can readers get copies of your books?
Online direct from outskirts press and all major online retailers, book stores in Adelaide South Aust. – such as The Book Boys and Dymocks West Lakes and Dillons books. The ebooks are on smashwords, and on amazon in ebook and paperback.

Thanks for the interview!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday

This weeks Wishlist book is:

Requiem (Delirium, #3)Requiem by Lauren Oliver
As her country erupts in open rebellion, Lena fights for the resistance and must make a heartbreaking choice between two loves.

After saving Julian from a death sentence, Lena escapes with him and other members of the resistance. But as she embraces her love for Julian, a boy from her past returns and causes her to question everything.

In the meantime, Lena's best friend, Hana, is engaged to Portland's young mayor and is living a safe, proscribed, loveless life. The story is told from both Lena and Hana's points of view.

As Lena struggles to save the people she loves, everything comes to a head in this exciting finale to Lauren Oliver's epic trilogy. REQUIEM is a sophisticated, wide-ranging novel that explores the large issues of society, government, and resistance, and of course, there is romance.

The final instalment in the internationally bestselling Delirium trilogy. Out March 5th

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Top 10 Tuesday

This weeks Top 10 Tuesday is: Top 10 authors I'm thankful for and why.

This is a really hard one because I have many favourite authors and I like them all for different reasons.

  1. Jenna Burtenshaw - I am thankful for Jenna because her book Wintercraft was the reason I decided to start my blog so if it wasn't for Jenna I would have never  made my blog. Jenna was also the first author I interviewed for my blog (Read interview here), and the Wintercraft series was the first series that I have ever finished. I am also thankful because she didn't kill Silas Dane in the Wintercraft series (THANK YOU FOR THAT) even though in some places I was sure she was going to and because we both love Castle for one haha. - I am Currently waiting for Jenna's new book (wish it would hurry up because I am DYING to read it (read about it here))
  2. Alyson Noel - I am thankful for Alyson because she brought me Damon and Ever - love them - (even though the series didn't quest end the way I hoped), and she also brought me the second and third series I read. If it wasn't for Alyson's Immortal series and Riley Bloom series, I think I would probably wouldn't be reading as much as I do now. (Read interview here). I'm sad that there is not more Damon and Ever but glad I have her new series to keep me occupied and I am sure I will fall in love with Dace and Daire like it did with Ever and Damon.
  3. Jessica Brody - I am thankful for Jessica because her books always make me laugh (except UNREMEMBERED it made me scream because of how it ended and knowing I have to wait a REALLY long time before I can read book 2 :p), I also interviewed Jessica (Read interview here).
  4. Rose Impey - Rose wrote one of the first books I ever read and really truly appreciated and loved (The Sleepover Club) I was also lucky enough to interview Rose (Read interview here).
  5. E.B. White - Charlotte's Web need I say more.
  6. C. S. Lewis - C. S Lewis brought us the Chronicles of Narnia one of the best books ever written and films ever made I Love Aslan.
  7. Dorothy Edwards - Dorothy wrote the first books I ever read (My Naughty Little Sister) over and over and over again which is why I am thankful of her.
  8. Jodi Picoult - I am thankful for Jodi because she wrote the first book that ever made me stay up till late just to finish the book (I stayed up until 3am reading My Sisters Keeper just because I refused to sleep until I found out if Anna got what she wanted) and it was the first proper book to make me cry. (By proper I mean not Charlotte's Web which is the only other book to make me cry)
  9. V. C. Andrews -  I am thankful for Virginia because her books are fab and her series Willow was the first series I ever read (never completed though I only read the first three and half books). I have read a few of her first in the series books but when I read them I wasn't as big a reader as I am now so I didn't want to read the rest of the series but eventually I will read the whole series of them all from the start.
  10. Claudia Gray - Claudia wrote the first vampire series I have read, yet again Evernight is the only series about vampires I have read, even though I have yet to finish the series but Evernight was amazing and because this year is dedicated to reading books in series or finishing a series I have started I will get to finish reading them.
If it wasn't for most of these authors (mainly Jenna, Jessica and Alyson) I don't think my blog would have gone anywhere.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Unremembered Monday: Cazz

Cazz from Loaded shelves answered Jessica's two questions for Unremembered Monday this week.

Which memory would you most like to be Unremembered?

I wouldn't forget anything because everything you experience whether its good or bad leads you to something else.

Which book would you like to Unremember so that you can read it again for the first time?

I would like to read Harry Potter again for the 1st time. I've read them over 10 times and they're still special but experiencing the magic for the first time again would be amazing.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

My Interview Links

Since September 2010 - when I started my blog - I have interviewed 6 authors and I decided that I would post the names of the authors and the links to there interview on a post so that new readers can read the interviews and don't have to go searching threw the side bar to find them.

Jenna Burtenshaw
Jessica Brody
Alyson Noel
Chris D'Lacey
Rose Impey
Caroline Plaisted

I am making a list of authors that I want to review next and then I am going to get there contact details and ask to interview them so hopefully next year my blog will have a few more author interviews :D

Friday, January 25, 2013

World Book Night Spotlight on...

World Book Nights spotlight this week is:

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Never judge a book by its cover. One of the most famous and regularly ignored adages and it is absolutely true with this book. Do not even begin to make preconceptions based on the cover, because a good percentage of you won't read it and you really really should. Loved One Day? Then this is your next favourite book! Not impressed by One Day? Well you will be by this! Never heard of One Day? Never mind, read this.

Being for a moment serious though, let me tell you why I think everyone should read this book. We all read for different reasons, and those reasons will change by the day, the time, our mood and our perception of a book and what we expect to get from it. It could be that I enjoyed Me Before You so much because I wasn't expecting to (based purely on my judgement of it's cover), but I completely fell in love with it. I was intrigued, I was gripped, I was entranced, I was educated and in the end I emerged a little bit changed by having read it.

It is, of course, a love story (but aren't all our lives to some extent?) but it's about as far as 'girl meets boy, they go through some complications but eventually live happily ever after' as it can get. It's about playing the hand we were dealt, however unfair it may be and what happens if we decide we simply don't want to play any more and about how our lives can be utterly changed by meeting the wrong person at the wrong time. There's a good chance, if you're that way inclined, that you might cry your eyes out at the end (I did, but please don't let that put you off if you're not quite so sentimental!), but whatever your emotional state I challenge you not to be a tiny bit effected by the story.

And hopefully I've managed to persuade you to want to read it without any mention of the words disability or euthanasia. Not topics you'd immediately presume a book with this cover would include. Which just goes to show how true the old adage is.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday

This weeks books is:

Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2)Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Cinder returns in the second thrilling installment of the New York Times -bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother and the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she has no choice but to trust him, though he clearly has a few dark secrets of his own.

As Scarlet and Wolf work to unravel one mystery, they find another when they cross paths with Cinder. Together, they must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen who will do anything to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner.

Scarlet is Book Two in Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles and is due to be released on February 5th.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Top 10 Tuesday

This weeks topic is Top 10 books I believe everyone should read:
  1. Evermore Series - Alyson Noel
  2. Charlotte's Web - E. B. White
  3. My Life Undecided - Jessica Brody
  4. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
  5. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
  6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle
  7. Matilda - Roald Dahl
  8. Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare
  9. My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult
  10. Wintercraft Series - Jenna Burtenshaw

Monday, January 21, 2013

Unremembered Monday: Sarah

Which memory would you most like to be Unremembered?

I would like to forget my parents splitting up. I was home sick from school when they decided to get divorced and was around when they were arguing about it and it was horrible.

Which book would you like to Unremember so that you can read it again for the first time?

I would like to unremember reading Midwife’s Confessions by Diane Chamberlaine.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday

This weeks book is:

Boundless (Unearthly, #3)Boundless by Cynthia Hand
The past few years held more surprises than part-angel Clara Gardner ever could have anticipated. Yet through the dizzying high of first love to the agonizing low of losing someone close to her, the one thing she could no longer deny was that she was never meant to have a normal life.

Since discovering the special role she plays among the other angel-bloods, Clara has been determined to protect Tucker Avery from the evil that follows her . . . even if it means breaking both their hearts. Leaving town seemed like the best option, so she’s headed back to California—and so is Christian Prescott, the irresistible boy from the vision that started her on this journey in the first place.

As Clara makes her way in a world that is frighteningly new, she discovers that the fallen angel who attacked her is watching her every move. And he’s not the only one. . . . With the battle against the Black Wings looming, Clara knows she must finally fulfil her destiny. But it won’t come without sacrifices and betrayal.

In the riveting finale of the Unearthly series, Clara must choose her fate once and for all.

Boundless is due to be released January 22nd

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Top 10 Tuesday

This weeks Top 10 Tuesday is Top 10 series I want to read but keep putting off.

  1. Twilight Saga - Stephenie Meyer
  2. The Fallen Star - Jessica Sorensen
  3. The Wolves of Mercy Falls - Maggie Stiefvater
  4. Paralmornalcy - Kiersten White
  5. Winter Trilogy - Ruth Warburton
  6. The Books of Beginning - John Stephens
  7. Trylle Trilogy - Amanda Hocking
  8. The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
  9. Revenants Series - Amy Plum
  10. Nikki Heat - Richard Castle

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday

This weeks book is:
A Witch Alone (Winter Trilogy, #3)A Witch Alone by Ruth Warburton
Where do you go when your heart has been ripped out?

For Anna there is only one answer; into her past, where the truth about her mother, her power, and her real identity lie hidden.

But as Anna delves deeper into her history, she begins to fear that the truth about what set her mother running may be darker than she ever suspected. With the witches of the world on the brink of war, Seth gone, and her friend Abe wanting more from her than she can possibly give, Anna is in crisis.

As the clouds around her gather, Anna is torn between friends, family and rival tribes of witches and – at the last – between love and magic.

A Witch Alone is the final novel in Ruth Warburton's Winter Trilogy it is in stores on February 7th

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Top 10 Tuesday

This weeks Top 10 Tuesday is my 10 reading or book related goals for 2013:

  1. To read at least 10 books from my 2013 book list.
  2. Read more series books. I have about 20 different series on my bookshelf that I haven't yet read so this year I want to read them.
  3. Read more books from different genres. I normally read the same genre of books I know that there are other books out there that I will like that are in a different genre because I own some.
  4. Read more books that have inspired films or T. V. shows before watching them. This is an important one for me because I have seen all the Twilight and Harry Potter films and I now don't want to read the books because I feel it will spoil the films for me.
  5. Don't take on to much. I have been getting emails asking me to read review books and I have been accepting them all knowing I won't have time to read them. So I am now only going to accept review books if the author doesn't want it read by a certain date and if I know for a fact I will have time to read them.
  6. Finish reading a series before starting another. I start a series and all the books are available (or most of them) and I read the first book and then I start a new series. I don't know if this is a good goal or not because I don't know if I will get bored of reading one series but I don't want to mix them up while I am writing my reviews.
  7. Post my book reviews right away. I need to start doing this because sometimes I read one or two books after before I write my review and sometimes I fins it hard to remember what the book I am reviewing was about or what I wanted to write in my review.
  8. Be aware of new book releases. There are a ton of books released every week that I don't know about, and when I do eventually find the book I find out it has been out for months and everyone else has already read it.
  9. Read the Twilight Saga. I seriously need to read these books they have been on my To Be Read list since I saw the first Twilight film, this year I am determined to read them.
  10. This is Probably the most important goal. Read more books. I read a few books last year but not as many as I wanted to (even though I met my goodreads challenge) so I want to use my time between year 1 and 2 of Uni to read as much as possible to read and hopefully beat my 2013 goodreads challenge of 30 books.

Monday, January 07, 2013

Unremembered Monday

Jessica Brody has set up an Unremembered Monday for bloggers so that every Monday you can answer a question this weeks question is.

Which memory would you most like to be Unremembered?

My Answer:

  1. I would like to Unremember my Black Belt Karate Grading which I failed because I decided I didn't want to train for the mile run.
  2. All the times I kept telling my sister she was adopted and pretending that the pictures of her were me when you could clearly tell that they were of her (she had a big birthmark on her nose).

Which book would you like to Unremember so that you can read it again for the first time?

My Answer:
There are so many books I would like to Unremember so I can read them again for the first time but because I have to pick one I'm going to pick Charlotte's Web. I know its a book for kids and I'm 25 but I loved the book it was the first book that I ever read all by myself so I think that might be a reason why I love it so much.

Comment with your answer or post a link to your blog post in the comments.

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Review - McFly - Unsaid Things... Our Story

McFly - Unsaid Things... Our StoryRelease Date: October 11th 2012
Buy it: Amazon
Add it: Goodreads

Prepare to meet the real McFly …

In 2003, Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Harry Judd and Dougie Poynter came together and formed what would become one of the most popular and successful bands in the UK. Just teenagers at the time, they were catapulted into the limelight and had to adapt quickly to their new-found fame – and everything that came with it. Now, at last, they have decided to tell their story, in full and revealing detail.

Speaking with candour and their trademark humour, Tom, Danny, Harry and Dougie share both the stories of their own lives and that of McFly. They give their personal insights into their contrasting childhoods, the individual paths that led them to the band, the struggles they have each overcome, their love lives and, of course, their music.

Packed with previously untold stories, a lot of laughter and the occasional tear, Unsaid Things offers a privileged look into the lives of four guys who started out as bandmates and became best friends. Their unique camaraderie radiates from every page and by the end of the book, you’ll know them almost as well as they know each other...

If you think you know everything about McFly, then think again. Or as Dougie says “THINK again.”

It took me a day to read Unsaid Things and they did the right thing in bringing it out after 9/10 years in the music business as there is a lot of information in the book that wouldn’t have been in there if they had written it after 2/3 years of being a successful pop band. I found out so many things about the band that I didn’t know before. There are pictures that are exclusive to the book like Dougie's hair when he was younger so cute haha and they are accompanied by whitty captions.

The cover is amazing, with fantastic pictures of the band on the front and the back cover plus inside the book. When you open the book there's a patchwork of old tour flyers and some pictures of backstage passes. This book is very artistic inside and out. Plus the chapter titles are Typical McFly.

This is a great read especially for a McFly fan and for someone who whats to know more about McFly. It is full of laughter and full of moments that will make you want to cry (which I did), it's defiantly a must-have for every McFly fan.  I was expecting this book to be similar to other musicians books meaning it would be full of pictures and not much writing but in actual fact it was the total opposite and it is definitely one of the most tell-all autobiographies I've read.

The book starts off with a prologue in typical McFly fashion, each member of the band is being given a massage which turns out to be more awkward than relaxing haha. The
 book is in 13 chapters and each member has a paragraph and it is clear who is telling their part in that chapter because the members names are written in bold.

We get a glimpse of their childhood in the first chapter and there are a lot of details that not many fans (even the hard core fans) probably knew and it is shown that each member of the band had very different lifestyles before joining McFly. The second chapter is about how the band got together and how they got the name McFly and it's obvious that McFly were meant to be and they have put a huge amount of effort into the band that they deserve the success that they have achieved.

While reading the autobiography the band talks about their album Radio: Active and the reason why they decided to put it into the Mail on Sunday because they wanted it to be available to a wide audience. They also talk about an album that they have released that they hated and to be honest I don’t know why they hate it because it’s one of my favourites.

In the book there's a very detailed story about the “fling” between Harry and Lindsay Lohan which was interesting because I had only heard brief details of it at the time. There are also details about Tom and his ‘Dark Period’ during the Wonderland days and details about Dougie and his drink and drug problem (so glad he’s better now).

The book reveals several arguments within the band which no one would have expected especially at how close all the guys seem to be the arguments probably brought them closer together as a band. It also reveals how the guys felt when their website was launched and I feel for them having put so much effort into it and it not turning out like they hoped.

The band talk a lot about their relationships – especially Tom with his on-off relationship with Giovanna – even though the guys were not with the right girls at the start of their careers they all seem to be with the right girl now.

Goddessfish Tina Smith's Wolf Sirens Book Tour

A few weeks ago I was asked to take part in the book tour.

As part of the Blog tour for Wolf Sirens Fever by Tina Smith I will have a giveaway!!

For more information about Tina and her novel check out the following links:


Temperatures rise as the flames of longing still burn in the thrilling sequel to Wolf Sirens Forbidden. The legend continues. Apollo, god of deadly plague, conspires to undo his sister’s legacy. The wolves exist between two worlds, one in the town another in the forest. Prophecy says hunters and wolves are cursed to a mutual attraction. Increasingly, each successive slayer becomes more alluring to the wolf. The predestined enemies struggle, to both resist and contain their fierce rival in a conflict powerful enough to tear two worlds apart. A shadow has fallen over the heart lands of myth and reality. The chosen is reborn broken-hearted, in the scorching embers of grief. Devastated, Lila trains tirelessly as the assassin. She must submit to deliver justice and protect the innocent of Shade. But is it love or revenge which motivates her? Will the huntress or her heart prevail? Breaking away from the call of destiny and fearing betrayal, Lila makes a desperate escape in search of her lost beloved. The intensity between two ancient enemies ignites. The history of the wolf pack is revealed as devotion and desire in the underworld reaches fever pitch.

About Tina
Tina Smith is an herbalist, dog lover, Piscean and mother with a fondness for strong female protagonists. A love of the fantasy genre and the deep exploration of dark and evocative subjects inspired Wolf Sirens Forbidden. The sequel Fever further unfolds the tale of the heroine femme fatal, on her journey in the underworld between the lands of myth and reality.

Keep checking back here for the book reviews, author interview and a giveaway coming in the the next couple of weeks.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday

This weeks nook on my wishlist is:

Everbound (Everneath, #2)Everbound by Brodi Ashton
Nikki Beckett could only watch as her boyfriend, Jack, sacrificed himself to save her, taking her place in the Tunnels of the Everneath for eternity — a debt that should’ve been hers. She’s living a borrowed life, and she doesn’t know what to do with the guilt. And every night Jack appears in her dreams, lost and confused and wasting away.

Desperate for answers, Nikki turns to Cole, the immortal bad boy who wants to make her his queen — and the one person least likely to help. But his heart has been touched by everything about Nikki, and he agrees to assist her in the only way he can: by taking her to the Everneath himself.

Nikki and Cole descend into the Everneath, only to discover that their journey will be more difficult than they’d anticipated — and more deadly. But Nikki vows to stop at nothing to save Jack — even if it means making an incredible sacrifice of her own.

In this enthralling sequel to Everneath, Brodi Ashton tests the bonds of destiny and explores the lengths we’ll go to for the ones we love.

Everbound's release date is currently set as Janyary 22nd

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Top 10 Tuesday

This is the first Top 10 of 2013. This weeks Top 10 is Top 10 sequels I need to read.

  1. Echo - Alyson Noel
  2. Mystic - Alyson Noel
  3. Stargazer - Claudia Gray
  4. Hourglass - Claudia Gray
  5. Afterlife - Claudia Gray
  6. Naked Heat - Richard Castle
  7. Heat Rises - Richard Castle
  8. Frozen Heat - Richard Castle
  9. Lightning Strikes - V. C. Andrews
  10. Hidden Leaves - V. C. Andrews
I haven't actually read many series that I haven't finished so I have added all the books in the series that are out already.

Goodreads Challenge 2013

Happy New Year.

This year one of my new years resolutions is to cross more books off my To Be Read List than I add to it. So I am challenging myself to read 40 books (I think I will only manage 25-30). In 2011 I read 20 books and in 2012 I read 25, so this will be a big challenge for me but I am willing to give it ago.

I know there are a lot of books that I have pre-ordered and there is about 300 books on my To Be Read List because I just cant stop buying books, so I want to get this list way down.

How many books are you challenging yourself to this year? Leave a comment if you wish.

If your not a goodreads member yet then join today to help you keep track of the books you have read and to set yourself a challenge.

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My 2013 Book List

This is a list of the book I want to read by December 31st 2013. My Challenge is to read 25 books this year and I know that there are some on this list that are coming out soon.
  1. Karma Club - Jessica Brody
  2. Unremembered - Jessica Brody
  3. Echo - Alyson Noel
  4. Mystic - Alyson Noel
  5. Horizon - Alyson Noel
  6. Mcfly Unsaid Things - Mcfly
  7. The Fallen Star - Jessica Sorensen
  8. The Underworld - Jessica Sorensen
  9. The Vision - Jessica Sorensen
  10. The Promise - Jessica Sorensen
  11. A Witch in Winter - Ruth Warburton
  12. A Witch in Love - Ruth Warburton
  13. A Witch Alone - Ruth Warburton
  14. Switched - Amanda Hocking
  15. Torn - Amanda Hocking
  16. Ascend - Amanda Hocking
  17. Die For Me - Amy Plum
  18. Until I Die - Amy Plum
  19. If I Should Die - Amy Plum
  20. The Lost Soul - Jessica Sorensen
  21. The Evanescence - Jessica Sorensen
  22. Heist Society - Ally Carter
  23. Uncommon Criminals - Ally Carter
  24. Perfect Scoundrals - Ally Carter
  25. Fallen - Cat Clarke
I will also read the books I receive for reviews. Hopefully this list and the review books will help me hit my 25 goodreads challenge.

Books I Read In 2012

This is a list of books that I read in 2012 (not in the order I read)

  1. Wintercraft: Legacy - Jenna Burtenshaw (review)
  2. Dreamland - Alyson Noel (Review)
  3. Whisper - Alyson Noel (Review)
  4. Night Star - Alyson Noel (Review)
  5. Everlasting - Alyson Noel (Review)
  6. Daire Meets Ever - Alyson Noel (Review)
  7. Fated - Alyson Noel (Review)
  8. Kisses from Hell - Alyson Noel, Kristin Cast, Francessca Lia Block, Richelle Mead and Kelley Armstrong
  9. My Life Undecided Prequel - Jessica Brody (Review)
  10. My Life Undecided - Jessica Brody (Review)
  11. 52 Reasons to hate my Father - Jessica Brody (Review)
  12. The Vampire Stalker - Allison Van Diepen (Review)
  13. Macbeth - William Shakespeare
  14. The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas - Tom Fletcher and Dougie Pointer (Review)
  15. Snow White and the Huntsman - Lily Blake (Review)
  16. Waiting at Eros - Rosemary Laurey (Review)
  17. Adam and Olivia - Martin Lastrapes (Review)
  18. Lust and Honor - Harriet Schultz (Review)
  19. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
  20. The Fairies Shoemaker - Enid Blyton
  21. My Naughty Little Sister - Dorothy Edwards (Review)
  22. More Naughty Little Sister Stories - Dorothy Edwards
  23. My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry - Dorothy Edwards
  24. When My Naughty Little Sister Was Good - Dorothy Edwards
  25. My Naughty Little Sister's Friend's - Dorothy Edwards
2012 had a lot of fantastic books and I know 2013 will be even better
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