Books I can't wait to pick up...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Blogger Blow-Out Giveaway!!

Once Upon a Twilight In case you are not already aware of this fantasmic contest from Once Upon a Twilight, here you go...
Once Upon a Twilight is throwing a fantasmic contest!!! (See, I'm very informative.)  FORTY books are going to be given away as they try to clear out their shelves.  Being that I'm more than willing to take such a hefty load off their hands, I've already entered.  Even though you would be decreasing my chances of winning (seriously just kidding), you should probably check it out and enter here.
Good luck!! 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1)I absolutely loved reading this book. Hex Hall is such a fun read. Filled with witty comebacks, unusual classmates, a "you-can't-help-but-to-fall-for-him" hottie, and a headstrong heroine, this book will have you laughing, as well as scrambling for the next  page.

I think one of the reasons that I really enjoyed reading Hex Hall, was the fact that it was a fresh take on the "Paranormal YA" genre. Not that I don't enjoy my angst-filled relationships and dilemmas, but it was nice to laugh a little more for a change. However, I'm sure Demonglass will probably have a darker feel (just speculation, haven't read it yet) due to the events that come to light towards the end of book one. Either way, I loved Hex Hall so much that I'm pretty sure I'll love the rest of the series, no matter the level of darkness.

All in all, I would totally recommend this book to anyone looking for a quick, fun, and exciting read. (Reader must also value sarcasm and witty remarks, whether spoken or thought.)

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick: In stores October 4, 2011

I'm not sure I can take much more anticipation when it comes to sequels. There are too many out there to properly obsess over!! Silence comes out October 4th (which seems horribly far away) and if you're as excited as I am, you'll see why the sneak peak excerpt, released here, will drive you nuts and excite you all at the same time!!

*Update: I had to take the super cool countdown widget off this post because I could not get the sound on it turned off. It kept making me jump every time I went to my blog, but you can find it by clicking on the same link as the excerpt!)

Forever by Maggie Stiefvater: In stores July 12, 2011

In the past, each time I finished reading a book about werewolves, I decided that it was my favorite one, thinking that a story couldn't get any better than that.  However, that was until I picked up Shiver, by Maggie Stiefvater (it is my remaining champion on all books that are werewolves).  I immediately fell in love with the book and plowed my way through to Linger.  Both books had me laughing, smiling, and of course, bawling like a little girl.  Although I'm sad to see The Wolves of Mercy Falls come to a close, I absolutely can't wait to see where Forever takes us.

The following videos are the trailers for Forever.  The first features music by Kate Hummel and Maggie herself.  The second (and even though Maggie and Kate totally rock in the first one, this one is my fave because of the song)  features music by Jona & Plunkett, with their version of "Summer Girl", from Shiver (Yep, the one that Sam wrote for Grace!!! <-- this totally made me smile.  *sigh* I've missed Sam.)

See, I knew you would love the song!  "Summer Girl", by Jonas & Plunkett is available for purchase on iTunes here.

Be sure to pre-order your copy ASAP.  If you are a super nerd about having your books signed (such as myself) you can pre-order a signed copy of Forever from Fountain Bookstore here.(Psst, they also have signed copies of Julie Kagawa's books...just in case you were interested.)

In honor of the release date getting closer, Maggie is hosting a contest on her blog here.  So go check it out and help spread the word!