Thursday, February 28, 2013

In My Mailbox February 2013

I haven't bought so many books this month which is new for me, I am trying hard not to buy books at the minute as I have that many to read but here is what I have bought this month.

  1. Unremembered - Jessica Brody (UK version)
  2. Scarlet - Marissa Meyer
  3. The Haunted - Niki Valentine
  4. Safe Haven - Nicholas Sparks
  5. The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden - Jessica Sorensen
  6. The Lost Soul - Jessica Sorensen
  7. Fifty Shades of Effed - Phil Torcivia
  8. Fifty Shades of Silver Hair and Socks - Phil Torcivia

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday

Today's book on my wishlist is:

With All My Soul (Soul Screamers, #7)With All My Soul by Rachel Vincent
What does it mean when your school is voted the most dangerous in America? It's time to kick some hellion butt...

After not really surviving her junior year (does "undead" count as survival?), Kaylee Cavanaugh has vowed to take back her school from the hellions causing all the trouble. She's going to find a way to turn the incarnations of Avarice, Envy and Vanity against one another in order to protect her friends and finish this war, once and forever.

But then she meets Wrath and understands that she's closer to the edge than she's ever been. And when one more person close to her is taken, Kaylee realizes she can't save everyone she loves without risking everything she has....

With All My Soul is due out on March 19th

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Top 10 Tuesday

This weeks topic is Top 10 books I feel everyone but me have read:
  1. Harry Potter series - J. K. Rowling
  2. Twilight Series - Stephenie Meyer
  3. The Hunger Games - Susanne Collins
  4. Fifty Shades - E. L. James
  5. Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia
  6. Lunar Chronicles - Marissa Meyer
  7. The Morganville Vampires - Rachel Caine
  8. Fractured - Teri Terry
  9. Fallen - Lauren Kate
  10. Hush, Hush - Becca Fitzpatrick

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Top 10 Tuesday

This weeks Top 10 Tuesday is Top 10 favourite new to me authors:
  1. Marissa Meyer
  2. Aprilynne Pike
  3. Amy Plum
  4. Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  5. Suzanne LaFleur
  6. Logan Belle
  7. Julie Kawaga
  8. Alivia Anders
  9. Brodi Ashton
  10. Gennifer Albin
These authors have been around for a while but I have only heard of them for about 6 months so to me they are new.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Review - Love, Aubrey by Suzanne LaFleur

Love, AubreyRelease Date: February 1st 2010
Buy it: Amazon
Add it: Goodreads

A beautifully written and deeply moving middle-grade novel with characters to cherish and a story that deals with tragedy and loss in a fresh way. Aubrey has suffered an unbelievable loss, and goes to live with her grandmother in Vermont in order to heal. There she makes new friends, learns to cope with what has happened, and begins to figure out how to move on. Readers will fall in love with Aubrey from page one, and hold their breath until the very end, when she has to make one of the biggest decisions of her life.

The book focuses on eleven year old Aubrey, who recently lost her father and younger sister, Savannah, in a car accident and now her mum whose grief stricken has abandoned her.

Aubrey decides that it is best to ignore the phone because she didn’t want people to be aware that her mother had left and put a sign on the front door saying that they were away. One afternoon there was a repeated ringing of the doorbell and when Aubrey finally opens the door, she is greeted by her grandmother standing on the porch, her grandmother is then aware of her daughter’s abandonment and Aubrey’s fragile emotional state, Aubrey’s grandmother takes her to Vermont to provide Aubrey with the stability she needs.

Aubrey is resistant to leave her home in Virginia and move up to Vermont with her grandma they ride the train from Virginia to the grandmother’s house in Vermont. Aubrey recalls the times she used to visits on holidays, and feel as though it is strange to be moving in with her grandmother, but she is happy to have someone looking after her again.

Even though Aubrey doesn't want to leave her home in Virginia and move to Vermont it’s the move that helps Aubrey to begin her journey of dealing with not just the loss of her father and sister, but with her mother abandonment and eventually Aubrey opens up to her grandmother and they work to amend the huge changes in both their lives. Even with grandmother’s care, a her new friend living next door, and a helpful counsellor at her new school, Aubrey finds the most relief when she writes letters to the loved ones now missing from her life. There are happy moments of the book filled with the friends Aubrey meets, her new school and more. 

LOVE, AUBREY is the first novel by Suzanne LaFleur and it is about getting freed from the terrible times in your life and moving forward even if it's agonizing. The story is filled with emotion. The heart-wrenching sorrow that Aubrey experiences as old the memories begin to resurface are sure to bring tears to the eyes.

The reason I gave this 2 stars was because I couldn't really get into the book but I kept going and read the whole thing.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday

This weeks book off my wishlist is:

Mind Games (Mind Games, #1)Mind Games by Kiersten White
Fia was born with flawless instincts. Her first impulse, her gut feeling, is always exactly right. Her sister, Annie, is blind to the world around her—except when her mind is gripped by strange visions of the future. 

Trapped in a school that uses girls with extraordinary powers as tools for corporate espionage, Annie and Fia are forced to choose over and over between using their abilities in twisted, unthinkable ways… or risking each other’s lives by refusing to obey.

In a stunning departure from her New York Times bestselling Paranormalcy trilogy, Kiersten White delivers a slick, edgy, heartstoppingly intense psychological thriller about two sisters determined to protect each other—no matter the cost.

Mind Games is due to be released next week on the 19th of February.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday

This weeks book is:

SpellcasterSpellcaster by Claudia Gray
When Nadia’s family moves to Captive’s Sound, she instantly realizes there’s more to it than meets the eye.  Descended from witches, Nadia senses a dark and powerful magic at work in her new town.  Mateo has lived in Captive’s Sound his entire life, trying to dodge the local legend that his family is cursed - and that curse will cause him to believe he’s seeing the future  …  until it drives him mad.  When the strange dreams Mateo has been having of rescuing a beautiful girl — Nadia — from a car accident come true, he knows he’s doomed. 

Despite the forces pulling them apart, Nadia and Mateo must work together to break the chains of his family’s terrible curse, and to prevent a disaster that threatens the lives of everyone around them.  Shimmering with magic and mystery, New York Times best-selling author Claudia Gray’s new novel is sure to draw fans of the Hex Hall and Caster Chronicles series, and fans of the hit CW TV show The Secret Circle.

Claudia Gray's new novel is due to be released on March 5th

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Top 10 Tuesday

Top 10 characters who I'd like to be best friends with is this weeks top 10 topic:
  1. Ever Bloom - From the Immortals Series by Alyson Noel
  2. Lexi Larrabee - From Jessica Brody's 52 Reasons to Hate my Father
  3. Brooklyn Pierce - From My Life Undecided also by Jessica
  4. Haven - Also from Alyson's Immortal series but before she became and evil Immortal
  5. Stefan Salvator - From L. J. Smith's Vampire Diaries
  6. Amy - from The Vampire Stalker by Allison Van Diepen
  7. Mildred Hubble - From the Worst Witch by Jill Murphy
  8. Matilda - From Matilda by Roald Dahl
  9. Bianca - From Claudia Gray's Evernight Series
  10. Silas Dane - From Jenna's Wintercraft series
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