Finished Abandon by Meg Cabot……
Currently reading…When Rose Wakes and Torrent
Okay I want to create a basket of books! This would be for the gala event that takes place April 29th in Chicago at the Hilton Hotel for the AGMBS/AEHI school. The reason I want to do this is because books rule and that this school is amazing! The books that I would like to have for the baskets would be from kids to teens, if possible.
Care to donate today to help out a school? I’ll post pics of the baskets if I get donations. This is a fundraiser for the school.
So I ended up getting 3 more books to add to my list to read since I had some money leftover on the gift card….
Books that I got are:
Fateful – Claudia Gray
When Rose Wakes – Christopher Golden
Wildthorn – Jane Eagland
So I have a pile of books here that I need to read! Some are mostly young adult and a few aren’t. Hopefully I can get through this pile of stash somehow. I keep adding books on goodreads.com that I want to read. Quite an addiction to be on that site. Books! Books! Books! Take it one at a time…
So anyways, here is the list that I need to read:
Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz
The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg
Dark Mirror by MJ Putney
Falling Under by Gwen Hayes
Rosebush by Michele Jaffe
Sweep by Cate Tiernan
Torment by Lauren Kate
Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach
What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
The Almost Archer Sisters by Lisa Gabrielle
The Help by KathrynStockett
Claimed by the Vampire by Rachel Lee
First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
BLURB what the book is about:
Best friends and fellow midwesterners Katie, Annie, Maxine, and Claudia are no strangers to dealing with love and relationships, but with online dating and social networking now in the mix, they all have the feeling they’re not in Kansas anymore. Katie, a divorced mother of two, secretly seeks companionship through the Internet only to discover that the rules of the dating game have drastically changed. Annie, a high-powered East Coast transplant, longs for a baby, yet her online search for a sperm donor is not as easy—or anonymous—as she anticipates. Maxine, a successful artist with a seemingly perfect husband, turns to celebrity gossip sites to distract herself from her less-than-ideal marriage. And Claudia, tired of her husband’s obsession with Facebook, finds herself irresistibly drawn to a handsome co-worker. As these women navigate the new highs and lows of the digital age, they each find that their wrong turns lead surprisingly to the right click and, ultimately, the connection they were seeking.
The cover caught my attention at first as I flipped it over to read what it was about. I thought I’d give it a go. As I read the book, it was different than my usual selection. It was nice to read something different once in a while. The book was unique to me and hit home to me in some places as well. So if you are looking for something different then there ya go!
Cover Rating: A
Story Rating: B
Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber
I saw the cover of this book and I had to have it! Absolutely stunning is it not? As I opened the pages and let my eyes drift to the words, I was immediately attracted the whole story.
Here is the Kirkus Review:
Fans of Victorian gothics can get another fix with this new twist on The Picture of Dorian Gray. Framed as a “diary” confiscated by baffled 1880 New York police, the story finds Miss Natalie Stewart entranced by the portrait of tragic young Lord Denbury. She soon learns that Denbury did not commit suicide as reported but still lives, trapped inside his portrait. She allies herself with Mrs. Evelyn Northe, a wealthy and knowledgeable spiritualist, in an effort to battle the demon that has imprisoned him and to release Denbury from the evil magic cast upon him. Natalie, however, is mute, having lost her voice at age 4, when her mother died. But surprise! Natalie can enter the portrait to meet Denbury face to face, and when she does, she can speak. Of course, she and Denbury instantly fall in love, thrilling to every accidental and forbidden touch and building up to the all-important, breathless goal of Victorian gothic romances: The Kiss. Although she follows most of the conventions of the genre, Hieber applies some real imagination to the story. Her depiction of the dark magic involved and of the demon’s murderous activities adds some good suspense and stands out as the strongest element of the novel. Characterizations work fine, although none surpasses two dimensions. A good romp for those who enjoy the genre, with some effective suspense. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)
It took me a few days to read this book due to my children and other things popping up. Never easy to read books when you got things going on and children about! As I continued to read this book it was interesting to me due to the time, the supernatural element and the fact that sign language is mentioned. Just the whole book was wow to me!