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I don't admit defeat very often but I just couldn't keep reading Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr. I took it back to the library yesterday and picked up my 4 on hold books in it's place.
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13 January 2011
A new rating system has arrived....alight it didn't "arrive", I made it.
Calling out "stars" was boring and I wanted a visual so I chose birdies! You can find this in it's permanent location on the right, scroll a bit....there you go :0)
A Break down for you of what each one means to me:
5 Birds = More Than Loved It...
I would buy it in hardcover and wait in line for hours for the author to autograph it. I would also buy and/or make my own merchandise pertaining to this book and annoy my husband for days about how awesome it was.
All teenagers have problems, but few of them can match those of Aislinn, who has the power to see faeries. Quite understandably, she wishes that she could share her friends' obliviousness and tries hard to avoid these invisible intruders. But one faery in particular refuses to leave her alone. Keenan the Summer King is convinced beyond all reasoning that Aislinn is the queen he has been seeking for nine centuries. What's a 21st-century girl to do when she's stalked by a suitor nobody else can see? A debut fantasy romance for the ages; superlative summer read
12 January 2011
Teenager Alice Bonham's life feels crazy after she meets Jack. With his fondness for pink Chuck Taylors and New Wave, he's unlike anyone she knows. Then she meets his brother, Peter. Even though he can't stand the sight of her, she's drawn to him. Falling for two guys isn't even the worst of her problems. Jack and Peter are vampires, and Alice finds herself caught between love and her own blood
These are quick reads, under 200 pages on my Nook and true to Ms Hocking's form she doesn't waste a lot of time with back story after back story - you get into the good stuff from the get go and get filled in on the things that you need to know along the way.
11 January 2011
"When the Kings move from L.A. to a secluded small town, fifteen-year-old Xander is beyond disappointed. He and his friends loved to create amateur films . . . but the tiny town of Pinedale is the last place a movie buff and future filmmaker wants to land.
But he, David, and Toria are captivated by the many rooms in the old Victorian fixer-upper they moved into–as well as the heavy woods surrounding the house.
They soon discover there’s something odd about the house. Sounds come from the wrong directions. Prints of giant, bare feet appear in the dust. And when David tries to hide in the linen closet, he winds up in locker 119 at his new school.
Then the really weird stuff kicks in: they find a hidden hallway with portals leading off to far-off places–in long-ago times. Xander is starting to wonder if this kind of travel is a teen’s dream come true . . . or his worst nightmare."
06 January 2011
Books like these make me happy they were invented in the first place.
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder - much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing - not even a smear of blood - to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know....
Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.
05 January 2011
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02 January 2011
I love Mah Nookie, really I do. But I HATE.HATE.HATE. that the device is so new that I can't find a good case for it for a reasonable price in a color I want, or could even tolerate for a short time.
"LOOK," he said, cutting across yet another plea, "You're dead. You need to accept that.""But - ""No. Stop pretending to be alive. It's stupid. It's creepy. Now. GO. THE. HELL. AWAY."
01 January 2011
But with the beauty of Lend-Me on "Mah Nookie" I got to read it for free, by borrowing it off a friend.
I'm sorry to all you Fallen haters out there, but this book was good. Not "holy-freaking-crap-rocked-my-world" type stuff, there was no choir of angles singing when I finished....unless you count the screams of my 1 year old fed up with the Nook taking over mommy time. But I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to part two.
The characters were well written though the main girls name; Luce, drove me nuts. It's pronounced "loose" short for Lucinda......but it just drove me batty for some weird reason and actually started to pronounce it Lucy because it more palatable to me that way.
Bits in the end, realizing who people really were, that was a bit far stretched even for a YA Supernatural read about Angels. But that's just me. I recommend this book, and am proud to say that my first book of the year isn't vampire related -yay for me - :0)
Oh! And can I just say - isn't this the most beautiful cover ever!? I love that the cover ACTUALLY has something to do with specific details of the book. Some publishing companies get it so wrong when they choose cover art - but not this one....I want to go buy that dress for myself now!!! If anyone sees it on sale, let me know kay? Cool.
I give the book a solid 4