Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (10)



Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB from Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page.--BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS. Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away. You don't want to ruin the book for others.
  • Share the title & author, so others can add to their TBR list if they like your teasers.


My Teasers This Week. . .


Jess Mastriani has never been what you'd call a typical Midwestern teenager—her extracurricular activities, instead of cheerleading or 4-H, include fist-fights with the football team and month-long stints in detention. A part of Jess would like to be the prom queen her mother has always envisioned her being, but another part is secretly counting the days until she's saved up enough money to buy her own Harley.

Then something happens that guarantees Jess will be one of the in-crowd...at least until her newfound talent ends up getting her dead.







Oh, yeah. I'd been touched by the finger of God, all right.
The question was, which finger?
                                 -from page 148 



When life gives you lemons, kill zombies -- turns out lemon juice neutralizes the undead.

After a failed attempt at running away, best friends Nathan and Misty return home expecting to face angry parents. Instead, they discover the military has destroyed the bridges out of their rural town and everyone's fled--except a small horde of the living dead. The stress of flesh-eating zombies may be more than their already strained relationship can handle.

Even with the help of the town geek and lemonade-powered Super-Soakers, there's not enough time to squeeze their way out of this sticky mess. Unless the trio eradicates the zombie infestation, while avoiding the deadly zombie snot, the military will blow the town, and them, to pulp.

Their only shot is something with a lot more punch. Something like the Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb. But even if their friendship survives, there's another problem: Someone has to lure the undead into the trap.



And.....oh no, underwear. "Why can't mom stay home and do laundry like a normal mother?"
"Do you ever actually listen to the stuff that comes out of your mouth?"
-from page 37

Sunday, January 29, 2012

In My Mailbox (6)



I have a problem...I can't just walk by books and not buy some. Lucky for me next weekend I'm getting a new library card and that'll solve my problem, since I can't buy all the books in the world if I'm trying to save money for my 20th birthday.






Bought at Costco-


The Women In Black by Susan Hill






Bought at Target-

Soul Screamers Volume One- My Soul to Lose (0.5) • My Soul to Take (1)My Soul to Save (2) by Rachel Vincent



Free Kindle Books-




















Four of them I can get into paperback so if I love them I no doubt will add them to my ever growing bookshelf....now, all I have to do is buy an actually bookshelf, haha.

Demon Girl by Penelope Fletcher

Marked by Kim Richardson

Moon Spell by Samantha Young

Zombies Don't Cry by Rusty Fischer. I can't wait to dive into this one. I've wanted it for a long time and when I saw it free on amazon for kindle I couldn't help myself

Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb by M.J.A. Ware. I love zombies and this one seems like a fun one

Saturday, January 28, 2012

On My Wishlist (16)

Everything is back to normal *whips forehead*. Now, don't you just love the new template, I know I do.

I won't be changing it anytime soon until I get my picture drawn out for the header and get it custom done. Woohoo!

So back one track with my book wishlist,





On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where we list all the books we desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It's also an event that you can join in with too - Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own 'On My Wishlist' post. Want to know more? Click here


Everything You Need to Survive the Apocalypse by Lucas Klauss
Publication Date: January 3rd 2012
Genre: YA Contemporary
Pages: 402




Summary

Phillip's sophomore year is off to a rough start. One of his best friends ditches him for a group of douchebags. His track coach singles him out for personalized, torturous training sessions. And his dad decides to clean out all of the emergency supplies from the basement, even though the world could end in disaster at any moment...and even though those supplies are all Phillip has left of his dead mom. Not that he wants to talk about that.

But then Phillip meets Rebekah. Not only is she unconventionally hot and smart, but she has seriously great boobs. And she might like him back.

As Phillip gets closer to Rebekah, he tries harder and harder to turn himself into the kind of person he thinks she wants him to be. But the question is, can he become that person? And does he really want to?


Ditched: A Love Story by Robin Mellom
Publication Date: January 10th 2012
Genre: YA Contemporary
Pages: 288
Goodreads





Summary

High school senior Justina Griffith was never the girl who dreamed of going to prom. Designer dresses and strappy heels? Not her thing. So she never expected her best friend, Ian Clark, to ask her.
 
Ian, who always passed her the baseball bat handle first.
 
Ian, who knew exactly when she needed red licorice.
 
Ian, who promised her the most amazing night at prom.
 
And then ditched her.
 
Now, as the sun rises over her small town, and with only the help of some opinionated ladies at the 7-Eleven, Justina must piece together — stain by stain on her thrift-store dress — exactly how she ended up dateless. A three-legged Chihuahua was involved. Along with a demolition derby-ready Cadillac. And there was that incident at the tattoo parlor. Plus the flying leap from Brian Sontag's moving car...
 
But to get the whole story, Justina will have to face the boy who ditched her. And discover if losing out at prom can ultimately lead to true love.

Filled with humor, charm, and romance, Ditched: A Love Story by debut novelist Robin Mellom will have readers dreaming of love on their own prom nights.


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Review: The First Evil

The First Evil (Fear Street Cheerleaders #1) by R.L Stine
Publication Date: August 1st 1992
Genre: YA Horror
Pages: 166
Goodreads
Reread



Summary

"Give Me a D-I-E!"

Newcomers Corky and Bobbi Corcoran want more than anything to make the cheerleading squad at
Shadyside High. But as soon as the Corcoran sisters are named to the team, terrible things happen to the cheerleaders.
 
The horror starts with a mysterious accident near the Fear Street cemetery. Soon after, piercing screams echo through the empty school halls. And then the ghastly murders begin...

Can Corky and Bobbi stop the killer before the entire cheerleading squad is destroyed?


I was dying to read one of R.L Stines Fear Street books ever since I did my Daring You To Read post. I just love his stories of horror. Click here...

Fear Street Cheerleaders were, I Believe, the first books of his Fear Street collection I read which was back in 08'. So I thought this to be the perfect one to reread and dive back into the world I fell in love with. This started my little but growing collection of his teen horror. 

This was my first reread and I loved it. The characters, going through the motions with them. 

Bobbi, the oldest sister, is fun, prankster towards her little brother, and in love with cheerleanding but soon becomes a target from something unknown. Works at fitting in until she gets accused for a crime she tries to explain. She tries to tell people what's going on with her, mostly her sister Corky, but no one believes her and she starts to think she maybe going crazy. 

Corky, middle child & second daughter, is fun and always goes along with the pranks towards her brother. Loves cheerleading but isn't very excited about going to a new school (they both aren't). But they think cheerleading is a sure way to fit in except not everybody is keen in having them join. 

However, after the bus accident that hatred from those few cheerleaders grew stronger and that's when the unknown began. Told from mostly Bobbie and Corky we also get a few different points of views that help clue and hint us towards what's really going on. 

Not fully remembering every single detail (since I've read many books since then and it's been awhile) it was fun to follow those clues and see if I could guess. Plus, when I read some pages a light bulb would pop up in my mind and I loved remembering how those scenes played out making this even more of a blast.    

Not to over done with the horror so even non horror people can read this and truly enjoy it but I think it's just enough horror for horror lovers, plus, with it's cliff hangers at the end of every chapter making it a big page turner. I know when ever I said this was going to be my last chapter...well...we all know that wasn't going to happen.  





"It was like I was dead." he replied.
She stared into his eyes. "Huh?"
"It was like I was paralyzed or something I couldn't get my body to move, to do anything."


Two birds, One stone


Daring You To Read (12)......Fear Street Nights





Daring You To Read is a brand new meme by Tynga's Reviews. Is where you choose a book you’ve read, loved and would dare your readers to read! The book you choose must be an older release (at least 6 months ago), because let’s be honest, we’re all quite aware of the latest releases.



Moonlight Secrets (Fear Street Nights #1) by R.L Stine
Publication Date: May 31st 2005
Genre: YA Horror
Pages: 160




Summary


When you can't sleep, there's always NIGHTS.
 
It all started with Lewis and Jamie. They were sneaking out late at night to be together. Then their friends started joining in. First at the old burned-down Fear Mansion. Later at the local bar Nights.
 
They called themselves the Night People. And they carefully protected their secret world. No parents, no work, no stress. Just chilling with friends in their own private after-hours club.
 
But then the nights turned dark. Unexplainable accidents, evil pranks...and then, later, the killings. The Night People know they have to stop the horror all by themselves, or else they risk exposure -- not to mention their lives.

Things go bump in the Night....




God the more I dear you, my readers, to read some R.L Stine teen horror I feel the need to immerse myself back into the world I fell in love with. Haha.

This series is great. Creepy, spine chilling and the cliff hangers at the end of every chapter. I just love it.

I remember some things, like skeletons and I believe one guy put an ex girlfriends face on a pigs body as a prank and I believe blood spilling out a a persons ears.....so if you love horror thrillers then you should definitely check this series out.  


If you're still reading and interested in it here's the first chapter for book one, of course....

Excerpt

Chapter One
 
The horror started because of a kiss.
 
And because my girlfriend and I were somewhere we weren't supposed to be.
 
Jamie and I were the first Night People, although we didn't call ourselves that until much later. Soon, other kids found out about what we were doing and decided to try it too.
 
But in those early days, we had the whole night to ourselves -- like it was our world! Still and quiet, and the streets all empty and the houses dark, we could go anywhere we wanted and do anything we felt like.
 
How cool is that?
 
Jamie and I started the whole thing. With mountains of homework and senior year crunch, we never had time to see each other.
 
So one October night we waited for our parents to go to sleep. A little after midnight, we sneaked out of our houses and met at the construction site on Fear Street.
 
The old Fear Mansion was about to be torn down. All the old mansions for blocks had been knocked down to make way for the shopping center.
 
Fear Street Acres.
 
They talked about it on TV a lot. How in the past everyone in Shadyside had been scared to come to this neighborhood. How the Fear family had left some kind of evil curse on Fear Street.
 
But now, with Fear Street Acres, it was all supposed to change. Now the neighborhood would be jammed with shoppers and restaurants and people having fun.
 
The Fear Mansion was already a burned-out wreck. The brick walls were sooty and black as if a huge shadow clung to the house.
 
Inside, the floorboards cracked and creaked under our feet. Rats and field mice scrabbled over the floors.
Insects built huge nests in the rotting walls. And the wind whistled through the broken windows.
 
Over a hundred years ago, there had been a terrible fire in the house. The burned-out shell of the building had stood at the end of Fear Street ever since. A lot of people were afraid to go inside it -- afraid of the curse, and of the Fear family's evil magic.
 
But to us, it was just a cool place to meet and hang out. Our own world. Who would look for us there?
 
That first night, I remember the full moon. Actually, I remember everything about that night. The first night of the Night People.
 
Jamie and I slipped into one of the abandoned houses. We found a ratty old couch to sit on, and Jamie climbed on my lap. We hardly said a word. We held each other as if we never wanted to let go. Hidden in the deep darkness, we felt safe and protected and alone.
 
Jamie's lipstick tasted orangy. She had her eyes shut tight as we kissed. I still remember how we started breathing so hard, and stopped, and let go of each other for a while.
 
We started sneaking out nearly every night.
 
Most nights we crept into the old Fear Mansion, and we stayed there together later and later. Around four or five in the morning, we'd sneak back to our homes and try to catch a few hours' sleep.
 
Some nights we explored the old house. We looked for ghosts. We looked for things that the Fears might have left. But the rooms were empty and charred and sad.
 
Spiders had filled the main kitchen with curtains of webs. The walls of the library were burned and peeling. Rotting bookshelves had collapsed. Our shoes slid through thick carpets of dust.
 
One wing of the mansion had withstood the fire. One crystal chandelier still hung in what was once the gigantic ballroom. One night Jamie and I pretended to waltz, laughing and twirling down the still-shiny floor of the enormous room.
 
"Wow. Lewis, just think of the parties the Fear family had here," Jamie said. "We're dancing with ghosts."
Yes, as I said, Jamie really believes in ghosts and the spirit world. Ever since her cousin Cindy died last year, Jamie has been totally obsessed.
 
Cindy had some kind of horrible blood disease, and she knew she wasn't going to make it. A week before she died, Jamie and I visited her in the hospital.
 
"I'll send you a sign," Cindy said. She had tubes in both arms and an oxygen tube in her nose. She could only whisper.
 
"I'll send you a sign," she said. "I'll send you a signal from the other side. I promise."
 
Ever since, Jamie read every book she can find about ghosts and the supernatural. She and her two friends,
 
Christa and Elena, are all really into the ghost world. It's almost like a club. They're waiting for the signal from Cindy. Well, not just waiting. They talk about the signal and look for it everywhere.
 
I know Jamie liked meeting me in the Fear Mansion because she thought there were ghosts in there. She was dying to see a ghost, or hear one, or see some sign that they existed.
 
That's not why I sneaked out of my house every night. I just wanted to be with Jamie. To have our own secret world.
 
But, of course, our friends found out about what we were doing. And before long, Jamie and I weren't the only Night People.
 
Christa and Elena started sneaking out of their houses too. And two friends of mine, Justin Schmidt and Raymond Kresge, and some guys I didn't know too well.
 
And then a bunch of Juniors started showing up. I remember Nate Garvin was one of the first. And then his friend Bart Sharkman -- the guy everyone calls Shark. And Candy Shutt. Candy was still going with Shark then. They were totally into each other. They were always going off by themselves into one of the back rooms. Some other eleventh-grade kids came out too.
 
Most of us would meet after midnight at the Fear Mansion. Then we'd split up and wander off in different directions.
 
This was before the Nights bar opened. Nights didn't open until the next fall.
 
We didn't care where we met. It was just so exciting to be out all night and no one knowing about it. It was more than exciting. There was a special thrill having this secret from our parents and everyone.
 
Sometimes four or five of us would walk into town and stare into the dark store windows. Some nights we sneaked into the gym at the high school. We cranked up a boombox till the bleachers shook. Some nights we just hung out in the parking lot.
 
Shark had spray cans of that stringy stuff, and some nights he'd spray some windows or doors. He liked filling mailboxes with the stringy stuff.
 
Once we picked up a dog house and moved it to another yard. I don't know why we thought that was such a riot. But we did. And one night we found a dead raccoon in the road and we hung it on someone's clothes line. Dumb, huh? But kinda funny.
 
We never did any real damage. We didn't want to get into trouble. We didn't want to risk ruining this perfect, secret world we had.
 
And then came the night we found the hidden room.
 
There was a big crowd that night. Some of Nate and Shark's friends showed up. A girl named Ada and a couple of guys I didn't really know -- Aaron and Galen Somebody.
 
We were all in the ballroom of the Fear Mansion. Shark disappeared into a back room with Candy Shutt. Christa and Elena hung out with Jamie and me for a while, but they went home early.
 
I took Jamie's arm and whispered to her. "It's too crowded tonight. Let's take a walk or something."
Jamie nodded okay.
 
Across the room I saw my two buddies, Justin and Raymond. They were having a friendly shoving match. Just goofing around. Justin stumbled back, laughing. I think he was trashed. He and Raymond had each brought a six-pack.
 
Raymond gave Justin another shove. Justin's back slammed into the wall. I heard a crash. The wall was concrete or stone. But it totally crumbled.
 
Justin let out a cry as the wall fell in and he crashed right through it.
 
"Whoa!" Raymond dropped to his knees, laughing. He dropped his can of Budweiser, and the beer splashed over the floor.
 
"Hey -- help me!" Justin shouted. His voice was muffled by the broken wall.
 
I ran across the room. Jamie was right behind me. And a bunch of other kids. I bent down to see if I could pull Justin out of the wall. He was on his back, giggling and kicking his legs.
 
"Justin, do you want help or not?" I asked.
 
He cut off his laugh. "Lewis, you won't believe this," he said. "Dude, you won't believe this!"
 
And that's how we discovered the hidden room. We all followed Justin through the hole in the wall. Nate Garvin had a halogen flashlight, so we could see really well.
 
I squeezed through the hole and helped pull Jamie in behind me. I guess the first thing I noticed was that the room had no door. Maybe there was a trap door or something, but I couldn't find one. No door. No window.
 
There was no way to get into the room!
 
"Check this out!" Nate cried, sweeping his light over the shelves on the walls. I saw shelves going up to the ceiling, stacked high with all kinds of weird stuff.
 
Stacks of black candles. Jars of colored powders. Incense sticks. Animal bones. Old books and piles and piles of papers and magazines and journals. Glittery jewelry. Silver trophies and medals. A black cloak and hooded coats and long dresses hung in an alcove beside the shelves.
 
We all started pulling things off the shelves and pawing through drawers like it was some kind of toy store at Christmastime. Jamie tried on a fur coat that came down to her ankles. "Feel it," she kept insisting. "Lewis, feel it." I ran my hand over the dark fur. Very soft and silky.
 
"Whoa -- dude!" Shark showed off a tiny silver pistol he'd found. Candy found a jewelry box and started pulling out long, glittery earrings.
 
I found some treasures too. For one thing, a stack of old sheet music. I flipped through the pile quickly, squinting in the shifting light. Some of the songs dated back to 1900. I knew they were worth big-time bucks.
 
And I found a two-volume coin collection that had to be worth money too.
 
I decided I'd hide the stuff in my room for a while, then maybe sell it on eBay.
 
Jamie hung the fur coat back up and went to check out the jewelry box. I saw her slip a gold bracelet on her wrist. Some of the eleventh-grade girls had found another jewelry box and were excitedly clawing through it.

"It isn't even my birthday!" Shark cried. And everyone laughed. He picked up a big, silver trophy cup. "I want to thank everyone who made this possible!" he cr...


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (19)


Welcome to Waiting on Wednesday! Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. This week I am anxiously awaiting:




Incarnate (Newsoul #1) by Jodi Meadows
Publication Date: January 31st 2012
Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 384





Summary

NEWSOUL
Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.

NOSOUL
Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are suspicious and afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?

HEART
Sam believes Ana’s new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana’s enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else’s life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?

Jodi Meadows expertly weaves soul-deep romance, fantasy, and danger into an extraordinary tale of new life.




The Girls of No Return by Erin Saldin
Publication Date: February 1st 2012
Genre: YA
Pages: 352






Summary

CUT meets HATCHET in this lacerating debut about girls, knives, and redemption.
The Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area stretches across two million acres in northern Idaho. In its heart sits the Alice Marshall School, where fifty teenage girls come to escape their histories and themselves.

Lida Wallace has tried to negate herself in every way possible. At Alice Marshall, she meets Elsa Boone, a fierce native Idahoan; Jules, who seems too healthy to belong at the school; and Gia Longchamps, whose glamour entrances the entire camp. As the girls prepare for a wilderness trek, Lida is both thrilled and terrified to be chosen as Gia's friend. But everyone has their secrets--their "Things" they try to protect; and when those come out, the knives do as well.

THE GIRLS OF NO RETURN is a bold and powerful debut.



And last but not least-

Article 5 (Article 5 #1) by Kristen Simmons
Publication Date: January 31st 2012
Genre: YA Science Fiction
Pages: 384
Goodreads





Summary

New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., have been abandoned.

The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.

There are no more police—instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior—instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested usually don't come back.


Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things weren’t always this way. Living with her rebellious single mother, it’s hard for her to forget that people weren’t always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. It’s hard to forget that life in the United States used to be different.

Ember has perfected the art of keeping a low profile. She knows how to get the things she needs, like food stamps and hand-me-down clothes, and how to pass the random home inspections by the military. Her life is as close to peaceful as circumstances allow.

That is, until her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. And one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings…the only boy Ember has ever loved.



What are you waiting for?
I would love to know....



Monday, January 23, 2012

Review: Switched

Switched (Trylle Trilogy #1) by Amanda Hocking
Publication Date: January 3rd 2012
Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 293
Goodreads




Summary

When Wendy Everly was six-years-old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn't until eleven years later that Wendy discovers her mother might have been right. With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed - a world both beautiful and frightening, and Wendy's not sure she wants to be a part of it.




Amanda Hocking is a household name for the bookish. I fell in love with her book Hollowland and once again she gave me a pleasurable read.

I've been intrigued with this book or the concept before she sold the rights to St. Martin's however the new cover made it more appealing. I know shame on me, but really, who doesn't judge or buys because of a pretty cover. Huh. Haha, anyways I did find some edit errors and...it kind of bugged me.

Now, I don't want to be rude and say it's fine for self published books to have them because, they, too can hire an editor. But when it's a big publishing house....you tend to think they can do better than that, we expect them too. However, don't worry, there aren't many just a few and they're spread out. They're not constant.

If you're looking for an action packed book than this book isn't for you. Yes, there is action. In the beginning it's kind of nonstop, to the scene where her mother is trying to kill her and to the scene that makes her end up to a world she never knew existed. Plus, of course action in the end of the story. It wouldn't be a story if it didn't, right? 

And in the middle is her learning of the world to which she was born. So if you think you would like this book then go for it, I sure know I liked it and can't wait for the next. 

Wendy, the main character, I thought she was going to be a brat by the way some people described her but...she's not. Yes, she can be whiny but it's only towards things she has to learn and who wouldn't blame her. Why would she want to be a princess when she just got ripped away from the only family she's known. Why should she accept gracefully. I mean she reacted normally. 

Though, sometimes I thought it was inappropriate when she started to think about Finn, the way she was, when it wasn't the right moment. Like with things going haywire. I'd rather see her become strong and she does, sometimes. So I can't wait to see how much stronger she gets in the next two books. Hopefully less love sick puppy, though I guess at that age that's all you care about. I wouldn't know. 

   "Why are you staring at me?"
"Because you're standing in front of me," Finn replied

Finn is sweet but starts out rude. Though of course there's a reason behind the rudeness.

I loved, loved, Elora. She's cold, bitter, and hates everything Wendy does "Because a Princess shouldn't act like that..." I think the reason why I liked this book so much was because the day I started was also when I watched an episode of Once Upon A Time an amc original TV series. And the Evil Queen in that show is whom I pictured Elora. They even have the same look, attitude, and so forth. If you haven't seen that show you must, just must do. My review just, click....


The world building is amazing and I just hope the Trylle will come more into their powers. I mean seriously. I love that they're Trolls but not the normal ones we are used to. If you like fantasy then I believe you'll like this one.





Happy Reading Everybody!


Two birds, One stone


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunday Songs (12) & In My Mailbox (5)


I'm feeling two songs today, a sweet love song and one that's up beat.

First is-

One Thing by One Direction




Next is,

Turn Me On by David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj






Happy Listening Everybody!







Bought from Book Depository-

Cinder by Marissa Meyer. It finally, finally got here in the beginning of the week. Ugh, I was worried sick that the mail people might send it back because, well, I had a "blond moment". Yep, instead of a five in my address I accidentally put a four. It can happen. Plus, it's not like I was totally off. Just by one number and it was still close to the original. Haha.

Anyways,

Kindle Freebis-

I've said it before I'm not a total big fan of kindle books, because I like my hard copies but I know not everybody may not be able to afford them if there self publishing and it's just easier for selling on kindle.

However, since they're free, some of the ones I got are like trials and if I like I will probably no doubt get a hard copy. Woohoo!




















Jenny Pox by J.L. Bryan- trial

The Arrival by Nicole MacDonald- trial  

Birthrights by Christine M. Butler

Touched by the Devilish One by Mary Nicholson

Then some more,

Freebies from Smashwords-





  




A Very Vampire Holiday




All of which are short stories by Rusty Fischer. I've read two of them already but once I read all five I'll do mini reviews for all....<3

So, what did you get in your mailbox this week?

Saturday, January 21, 2012

On My Wishlist (15)



On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where we list all the books we desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It's also an event that you can join in with too - Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own 'On My Wishlist' post. Want to know more? Click here



The Deepest Cut by J.A. Templeton
Publication Date: October 1st 2011
Genre: YA Paranormal
Pages: 304





Summary

Sixteen-year-old Riley Williams has been able to see ghosts since the car crash that took her mother’s life and shattered her family. Guilt-ridden over the belief that she’s somehow responsible for her mom’s death, Riley is desperate to see her mother’s elusive spirit to gain her forgiveness.

When her father moves the family to Scotland so they can all start over, Riley believes her life couldn’t get worse––that is until the ghost of nineteen-year-old Ian MacKinnon catches her purposely cutting herself. An uneasy truce quickly turns into friendship, and soon Riley’s falling hard for Ian.

Riley believes her gift could help Ian end the curse that has kept him tied to the land for
centuries, but that would mean letting him go forever and she’s not sure she is strong enough to do that. As if her life wasn’t complicated enough, the spirit of the woman who killed Ian returns and she’ll stop at nothing to keep Riley from helping Ian find eternal peace.



At first I was kind of turned off by the title thinking it was a contemporary story with a girl having a cutting problem. However, when I just read the summary...well, I'm very intrigued.



Fairy Metal Thunder (Songs of music #1) by J.L. Bryan
Publication Date: September 16th 2011
Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 194





Summary

The Assorted Zebras are a teenage garage band in Wisconsin with no fans and no gigs, until they steal four enchanted instruments from the fairy world. The new instruments make the band a huge overnight success, but they aren’t exactly ready for fame, fortune, or the supernatural creatures sent by the fairies to track them down.




Whats on your wishlist this week?
I would love to know....(:

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The winner of my book poll.....

Switched (trylle #1) by Amanda Hocking



Summary

When Wendy Everly was six-years-old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn't until eleven years later that Wendy discovers her mother might have been right. With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed - a world both beautiful and frightening, and Wendy's not sure she wants to be a part of it.


I had a feeling this one would win because of all that's going on with this book. Plus, ever since I bought this the covers been entrancing me, so thank you. Haha.

Anyways the other two which got voted, Forgive My Fins and When Lighning Strikes, on my poll too I'll probably read next. So yea!

So far in Switched





97 / 318 pages. 31% done!



I'll have the review up this weekend. So save the date....

Daring You To Read (11).....Fear Street Cheerleaders





Daring You To Read is a brand new meme by Tynga's Reviews. Is where you choose a book you’ve read, loved and would dare your readers to read! The book you choose must be an older release (at least 6 months ago), because let’s be honest, we’re all quite aware of the latest releases.



First Evil (Fear Street Cheerleaders) by R.L Stine
Publication Date: August 1st 1992
Genre: YA Horror
Pages: 166




Summary

"Give Me a D-I-E!"
 
Newcomers Corky and Bobbi Corcoran want more than anything to make the cheerleading squad at Shadyside High. But as soon as the Corcoran sisters are named to the team, terrible things happen to the cheerleaders.
 
The horror starts with a mysterious accident near the Fear Street cemetery. Soon after, piercing screams echo through the empty school halls. And then the ghastly murders begin...

Can Corky and Bobbi stop the killer before the entire cheerleading squad is destroyed?




I believe this series made me obsessed with R.L Stine's Fear Street books. However, I just wish they sold more of them.

Anyways, this is a fun horror series that'll have you on the edge of your seats. It's been awhile and I wish I can call up some more to say but that pretty much sums it up. This is one author that I wish he would continue to write some new Fear Street books.  

I believe this is one series/books I can re-read. I usually don't, for some reason I just can't.

But if you love young adult horror with some fun snark then I dare you to pick this set up, you won't regret it.  

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (18)



Welcome to Waiting on Wednesday! Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. This week I am anxiously awaiting:



Katana by Cole Gibsen
Publication Date: March 8th 2012
Genre: YA Fantasy
Page: 384





Summary

Kill Bill meets Buffy in this supernatural samurai tale.

Rileigh Martin would love to believe that adrenaline gave her the uncanny courage and strength to fend off three muggers. But it doesn’t explain her dreams of fifteenth century Japan, the incredible fighting skills she suddenly possesses, or the strange voice giving her battle tips and danger warnings. While worrying that she’s going crazy (always a reputation ruiner), Rileigh gets a visit from Kim, a handsome martial arts instructor, who tells Rileigh she’s harboring the spirit of a five-hundred-year-old samurai warrior.

Relentlessly attacked by ninjas, Rileigh has no choice but to master the katana--a deadly Japanese sword that’s also the key to her past. As the spirit grows stronger and her feelings for Kim intensify, Rileigh is torn between continuing as the girl she’s always been and embracing the warrior inside her.