Nov 29, 2010

Angelfire ARC Review

A N G E L F I R E by Courtney Allison Moulton
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: February 15th, 2011.

Angelfire is about Ellie an average girl who finds out one day that she is Preliator--a warrior who has to battle dark creatures called the Reapers. When Will, her guardian, comes and awakens her powers. Ellie trains with him to learn how to fight and try to recover some of the memories she’d lost from her past reincarnations. With the second war between Heaven and Hell fast approaching it is up to Ellie to save the world from destruction, while still trying her best to maintain a normal life.

The story wasn’t as easy to get into at the beginning but once it started to pick up the pace—boy did it make an impression on me.

Angelfire was not what I was expecting it to be at all. It had high stakes that’ll have you reeling for more, and scenes that’ll leave you breathless. The relationship between Ellie and Will is sweet, and the fighting scenes were amazing! I read this book all in one day because I could not for the life of me stop turning the pages. This book is a MUST read. It’s the perfect book to start of 2011 with.


Nov 27, 2010

I won NaNo!!!

I did it! I won NaNoWriMo! I know I should be extremely excited right now, and I am, but at the same time I’m worn out and dreading the days to come of editing this mess of a novel. I’m posting a review later this week of Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton which was also a NaNo novel. Isn't that amazing?

Congrats to all of the other Nano winners out there! It was so much fun writing alongside such amazing people! :)

Nov 22, 2010

Iron Queen ARC Review

Iron Queen
by Julie Kagawa
Release Date: February 1st, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Series: Book 3, Iron Fey

In less than twenty-four hours I’ll be seventeen.

Although, technically, I won’t actually be turning seventeen. I’ve been in the Nevernever too long. When you’re in Faery, you don’t age. So while a year has passed in the real world, agewise I’m probably only a few days older than when I went in.

In real life, I’ve changed so much I don’t even recognize myself.


I thought it was over. That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Drag me away from the banished prince who’s sworn to stand by my side. Drag me into the core of conflict so powerful, I’m not sure anyone can survive it.



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After just finished reading the Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa, I am speechless, though I had to come up with words in order to write this review. Here’s my attempt at trying to describe how much this book has amazed me.

Characters- We got to see a side of all the characters that we hadn’t seen in the two previous books in the series. Both Ash and Meghan change a lot throughout the course of this novel, and it shows a lot, especially toward the end of the novel.

Plot- The plot was paced beautifully. I never got bored even once while reading this—there was always just the right amount of tension in every page that kept me flipping the pages. Plus there were many what Holly Lisle likes to call “candy bar scenes” that had me on the edge of my seat.

Dialogue- Then dialogue was so beautiful it made me cry—even when it wasn’t sad. Let’s just say that the things that characters said to each other were very deep.

Writing- I think by now most of you would know how much I admire Julie Kagawa’s writing style and voice, but this book blew me away! I don’t know how she was able to say much in so little words.

Overall - Julia Kagawa has done it again. She has this stunning talent of making her novels just as good as and even better than the last one she wrote. I laughed; I smiled, and even cried a few times while reading this. It was quite an emotional ride. If there’s anyone who still hasn’t read the Iron Fey Series yet I encourage you to check it out as soon as you can—you won’t be disappointed at all. All I can say is when is Iron Knight coming out?

Iron Queen, book three of the Iron Fey series, comes out February 1st 2011 by Harlequin Teen.

Go here on amazon to pre-order Iron Queen. 

Nov 19, 2010

Find Your Optimal Match

Ally Condie’s website for her debut dystopian YA novel MATCHED has a stunning website for her novel. A really cool application was added to the website that can supposedly Find Your Optimal Match, similar to the way Cassia’s optimal match was picked in the book. I tried it just the other day and I thought it was pretty cool. The site has really cool effects that appear at the most random times if you leave the page alone for awhile—you’ll only know what I mean if you see it yourself.

Here’s the link to the website:

Matched comes out on November 30, 2010.

Nov 13, 2010

YA Debut Authors!

Okay so I’ve made this list of books coming out by YA Debut Authors. The ones I’m most looking forward to have these * next to them. I’m so excited to read them!


ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS by Stephanie Perkins* This one has raving reviews on Goodreads and a 4.76 rating



XVI by Julia Karr

UNERTHYLY by Cynthia Hand*

ENTANGLED by Cat Clarke


THE IRON WITCH by Karen Mahoney

A TOUCH MORTAL by Leach Clifford*

ANGELFIRE by Courtney Moulten*

MARCH 2011-

CLARITY by Kim Harrington*

WITHER by Lauren DeStefano

I haven’t been blogging much this month due to NaNoWriMo which is going pretty great by the way. :)

Now, what debut books are you looking forward to reading the most in 2010-2011?

Nov 2, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: The Haunted

Currently Reading: The Haunted by Jessica Verday

After a summer spent reclaiming her sanity and trying to forget the boy she fell in love with by the bridge where her best friend drowned - the boy who must not exist, cannot exist, because she knows that he is dead - Abbey returns to Sleepy Hollow, determined to leave the ghosts of her past behind. She throws herself into schoolwork, perfume-making and her friendship with Ben, her cute and funny lab partner, who just might be able to help her get over Caspian once and for all. But Abbey is never going to truly be able to move on from Caspian and Caspian has no choice but to return to her side: for Caspian is a Shade and Abbey is his destiny. The two are tied not only to each other, but also to the town of Sleepy Hollow and the famous legend that binds their fates - a legend whose true ending and dark truths they are only just beginning to guess...

Enjoy these two quotes! I really like the book so far, even though the first book in the series wasn’t as enthralling.

Quote # 1:

I don’t know why I did that, but his eyes looked strange. Wild. My stomach fluttered. What was he going to…do?

Quote # 2:

“I was not drunk,” she sputtered, “I only had a couple of sips—not enough to do any damage.”

“Could have fooled me,” I mumbled.
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