Wednesday, July 28, 2010
(K so Amy wasn't the other day. But I forgot about it. (sorry Amy)
So in honer of these awards I am doing my first giveaway.
I am giving away
Warrior Princess by Frewin Jones goodreads
and The Goddess Game by Niki Burnham GoodReads
You MUST be U.S or Canadian mailing address.
Must be over 13 years of age.
Must be a follower of the blog.
+1 for following me on twitter (tegan19)
+1 tweeting (please @tegan19)
+1 for each comment on my blog, (please comment on this post.)
fyi. If i reach 100 followers I will give a way my extra signed copy of beautiful creatures by Kami Garcia & Marg. Stohl
Contest ends Aug 16th.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
My best friend just got back from China! she was gone a year! I am so happy! I was crazy without her. ah! crazy a year without her! three years seven summers of being aleast 2 hour away, I could deal with but being at the other side of the world for one year. I am extatic with her being her.
Oh my good god. I have been rewatching Grey's Anatomy. SO good. I am loving it. Ah I can not wait to get to the new season. I am on the second disc of season to. I frogot how much I loved this show.
My baby is five. birthday party this weekend.
SUMMER IN THE PARK oh good god we are setting up for this at work. I am dying with all the work. putting up signing, tents making sure the feilds are level. All eyes our on us. and AH! If you are in Ontario you should come on up (or down) for the weekend its great fun.
So here are my weekly posts.
Hey its monday
What am I reading.
The Demon Coven
Plan to read:
that above& Tales of the Otherworld.
Read last week:
The Demon Lexicon
"You know Tovat? you admire his hair, do you" Archer said in a sharp and fiiliar tone.
"Archer honestly. I said nothing of admiring his hair. And I know the name and faces of all the men you station at my house. It's simple courtesy. "
- Fire by Cashore.
My baby boy turned FIVE! I am kinda in total shock.
In five years this boy has broken his leg twice in the last five years. He has gone through so much and there is so much that he has done for this family. He is amazing and he should know how much we love him. Ah! I am shocked and scared. that my baby is 5!
Waiting on Wednesday
WoW this week is,
Ah I can not wait for this. Hush Hush was so good.
Tegan is going to be a wee bit drunk. Sorry. no post.
again with the drinking
No mail. No books. Grey's Grey's Grey's
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Lets talk about covers for a second. Not “the omg I dont want to pay that can’t I just stay home and read?” but the book covers.
Now the saying is “Don’t judge a book by the cover.”
And I have to agree there has been so pretty good books with bad covers. I dislike the City Of Ashes cover. Love the book. There are a pile of books in a box that I love and hate the cover. And there are books that I hate that are on my shelf cause I love the cover. (The Luxe books)
Now with this said, I would like to link a review by nikki @ yareads Rule of Won
Now with the cover out of the way lets get to the plot and characters.
I found that the characters were likable. I really thought I liked Alan & Nick along with Jamie and Mae. We first see Mae in a t-shirt that say “ROMEO AND JULITE WOULDN’T OF LASTED” I love this shirt. I want this shirt. And from this we get right into her personality. She’s a great girl, and she is getting the warm fuzz feeling from both of the brothers (Alan and Nick) which that really doesn’t go over to well. Alan is the sweet librarian type think younger version of Giles from Buffy, Which I think is just amazing. Nick is well a bastered the full scene of the word. I hated him. And Jamie, well Jamie is sweet.
PLOT. WOW if you like Action the you will love this. If you liked The Immortal Instruments by Cassandra Claire they you will LOVE this. Which is makes scene because Cassie, Holly (Black) and Sarah are all in the same writing group. And that shows, This book is a page turner. If you are in a reading funk. Like I was you should go pick up this book.
Over all. Like Buffy you will love this.
Last words: Finally a Giles to crush over.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Shadow Hills - By Hopcus
First off. I have to say. AMAZING read. I think everyone should go and buy one or two copies right now.
So for the last couple years. I have had the same top three books. They were all pretty equal in how much I love them.
Empress of the World by Sarah Ryan
Perfect Cut by Julie Burtinshaw
and Thicker then Water by Carla Jablonki
All of these books over the years have stuck with me. and I love them for that. Empress of the World is about a girl finding out that shes a lesbian. Having a summer fling with a girl at camp. Who is insure about her sexuality as well.
Perfect Cut. is well WOW about a guy who’s sister dies, and he is closer to her when she cuts. This story is about love and lost and how effed up his family is.
And Thicker then Water is about a girl who’s mom is dying and she needs to deal with that, she finds a cult of Vampires and it goes a little wonky from there.
All three of those books are haunting, I really haven't had a day since I read them where I haven't thought of them.
But Shadow Hills is drop dead amazing. There are so many plot lines that stand strong. Phe is such a strong character. Zach is such a sweet heart.
This is a stand alone book that could be much much more. But it is also perfect to stand on its own.
In this novel. or masterpiece there is so much going on that its one of those books where you will re-read it over and over and find something new.
I really can’t say much more then it combines everything that I love about my old fav books into one.
This book is amazing and you should read it. And not be spoiler for your self.
Okay that review is much too fan girl even for my liking. but I am just speech less
Monday, July 19, 2010
Ever read two books at once and the details blend together until you can't seperate them? Scribing Shadows, Twisted Fates Cafe and myself, Mondays in Opposition to solve that problem. Two or more contrasting books that work well to read simultaneously are Featured for those ravenous readers out there.
So the First installment of Mondays In Opposition:
Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
Scarlett March lives to hunt the Fenris-- the werewolves that took her eye when she was defending her sister Rosie from a brutal attack. Armed with a razor-sharp hatchet and blood-red cloak, Scarlett is an expert at luring and slaying the wolves. She's determined to protect other young girls from a grisly death, and her raging heart will not rest until every single wolf is dead.
Rosie March once felt her bond with her sister was unbreakable. Owing Scarlett her life, Rosie hunts fiercely alongside her. Now Rosie dreams of a life beyond the wolves and finds herself drawn to Silas, a young woodsman who is deadly with an ax-- but loving him means betraying her sister and has the potential to destroy all they've worked for.
- Taken From Jackson Live Journal
My REVIEW HERE:
And the Opposing Read which Is another Favourite of mine.
Second Helpings - By Megan McCafferty
Knowing that I’ve just done something that will take decades off my parents’ lives with worry, you’ll excuse me for not getting into the fa-la-la-la-la Yuletide spirit this year. . . . The only difference between Christmas 2001 and Christmas 2000 is that I don’t have a visit from Hope to look forward to. And Bethany has already packed on some major fetal flab. Oh, and now Gladdie doesn’t need to ask a bizillion questions about my boyfriend, because she’s already gotten the dirt from you know who.”
Jessica Darling is up in arms again in this much-anticipated, hilarious sequel to Sloppy Firsts. This time, the hyperobservant, angst-ridden teenager is going through the social and emotional ordeal of her senior year at Pineville High. Not only does the mysterious and oh-so-compelling Marcus Flutie continue to distract Jessica, but her best friend, Hope, still lives in another state, and she can’t seem to escape the clutches of the Clueless Crew, her annoying so-called friends. To top it off, Jessica’s parents won’t get off her butt about choosing a college, and her sister Bethany’s pregnancy is causing a big stir in the Darling household.
With keen intelligence, sardonic wit, and ingenious comedic timing, Megan McCafferty again re-creates the tumultuous world of today’s fast-moving and sophisticated teens. Fans of Sloppy Firsts will be reunited with their favorite characters and also introduced to the fresh new faces that have entered Jess’s life, including the hot creative writing teacher at her summer college prep program and her feisty, tell-it-like-it-is grandmother Gladdie. But most of all, readers will finally have the answers to all of their burgeoning questions, and then some: Will Jessica crack under the pressure of senioritis? Will her unresolved feelings for Marcus wreak havoc on her love life? Will Hope ever come back to Pineville? Fall in love with saucy, irreverent Jessica all over again in this wonderful sequel to a book that critics and readers alike hailed as the best high school novel in years.
I love this book, I adore the first one Sloppy First, but there is something about Second Helpings that I just love more.
Look for a review when I re-read them which is normally every AUGUST.
So there are many differences between these books.
One is the point of view.
In Jessica Darling this is from Jessica's Journal, and Sisters Red is the points of view of two sisters, who are struggling to find there place without each other.
The tone of Jessica Darling is fluffy and happy where Sisters Red, though it has its moments, is anything but.
So that's that. Hope you enjoyed our first installment of Mondays In Opposition check out the Twisted Fates next Monday.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
So this week I bought 3 books. 2 for signings and one for the Story Sirens Debut Challange
SO the Smart Chicks Kick It Signing has Melissa De La Cruz at it so I just had to get her Blue Bloods in Hard Covers. (which means come september I'll be giving away a signed paper back) (September is going to be fun you you guys)
So this is the weekly memo by Kris at The Story Siren click the link to find out more.
Shadow Hills - Anastasia Hopcus
Blue Bloods and Keys to the Repository
The Dark Divine by Bree Despain
Publisher: Egmont USA
Publication December 22 2009.
Source. Book Bound (thanks Catie! signed and everything!)
Synopsis (From Bree's Site)
A prodigal son
A dangerous love
A deadly secret . . .I stood back and watched his movements. Daniel had that way about him that could shut me down in an instant. . . . I kicked the gravel a couple of times and worked up my courage again. “Tell me . . . I mean . . . why did you come back? Why now, after all this time?”
Grace Divine, daughter of the local pastor, always knew something terrible happened the night Daniel Kalbi disappeared—the night she found her brother Jude collapsed on the porch, covered in blood. But she has no idea what a truly monstrous secret that night really held. And when Daniel returns three years later, Grace can no longer deny her attraction to him, despite promising Jude she’ll stay away.
As Grace gets closer to Daniel, her actions stir the ancient evil Daniel unleashed that horrific night. Grace must discover the truth behind Jude and Daniel's dark secret . . . and the cure that can save the ones she loves. But she may have to lay down the ultimate sacrifice to do it—her soul.
Review:So this is one of the amazing summer reads I had the joy of receiving. I have to say that I read this while I had twins crawling over me. So lets here it for the twin girls who wanted to read just as much about Daniel and Grace as I did.And those same twins girls that I literary ran in there room after reading a part of the book. Bree you scared the living day lights out of me. But that is one thing about this book. It is so real that the worlds just come alive on the page. So that you know your reading a book but when I child goes missing you have to go check on your own.
This book had me turning pages. It was amazing and I did not know weather or not to go to bed, with 100 pages left or not sleep at all until the girls nap at 11. I went to bed and I was glad. Had to sleep think on it. Though I could of read it strait. Without hesitation.
Through out this book grace is dealing with some force of the supernatural. I won't tell you because I was spoiled over this. But the twists and turns will keep you holding your breath.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date January 5th 2010 (paper back December 7th)
Summary: Love can be a dangerous thing....Hanna simply wants to be loved. With a head plagued by hallucinations, a medicine cabinet full of pills, and a closet stuffed with frilly, violet dresses, Hanna''s tired of being the outcast, the weird girl, the freak. So she runs away to Portero, Texas in search of a new home.
But Portero is a stranger town than Hanna expects. As she tries to make a place for herself, she discovers dark secrets that would terrify any normal soul. Good thing for Hanna, she''s far from normal. As this crazy girl meets an even crazier town, only two things are certain: Anything can happen and no one is safe.
Tag Line: Crazy never looked this beautiful.
Teaser Quote: “You went to bed with all the boys in your class”
One crazy person who ends up in a crazier town then her. This book is great. It made me laugh, there are so many parts in this where you think, she’s just really insane.
The First chapter starts off with Hanna finding her mother, and the whole time she is talking to her dead father. Yes her dead father, who gives he advice and talks to her while she is lonely. At the end of the chapter we find out that Hanna has blood on her dress, and it is her aunts, because she bashed in her head with a rolling pin.
Talk about crazy.
Really talk about it. Hanna, did so, because she was afraid that her Aunt would lock her back up into the mental hospital.
This girl is really crazy. So her and her mother make a bet. If she can make friends in town in two weeks she gets to say. Hanna is on a misson. But she finds out the town is full of things that go bump in the dark. How can she cope with that and she has swiched from hearing her father to seeing him.
This is a page turner. I highly recommend it.
1. The Dark Divine
2. Eyes Like Stars
5. Night World (3 books)
7. Queen of Orcs
8. Clan Daugther
9. The Dead tossed Waves
12. Goddess Game
14. Another Faulk
16. Write Naked
18. Maxim Ride
19. Once Dead Twice Shy
20. Magic Bites
21. Fade Out
22. Every Which way but dead
23. A fistful of Charms
24. For a Few demons more
25. The Outlaw Demons Wail
26. White Witch Black Curse
27. Sprit Bound
28. Bleeding violet
29. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
30. Shadow Hills
31. Keys to the Respiratory
32. American Gods
33. Dark Visions The Possessed
34. Dark Visions The Passion
35. Tithe - Holly Black
36. Linger - Maggie Stiefvater
So that was my list.
I have read 12 books which is fairly good in under a month.
(have read Bold. Currently reading Orange.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
This review has some spoilers for the previous books.
Dimitri gave Rose the ultimate choice. But she chose wrong/
After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dimitri’s birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimirs’ and to her best friend, Lissa. It is nearly graduation, and the girls can’t wait for their real lives beyond the Academy’s iron gates to begin. But Rose’s heart still aches for Dimitri, and she knows he’s out there, somewhere.
She failed to kill him when she had the chance. And now her worst fears are about to come true. Dimitri has tasted her blood, and now he is hunting her. Only this time, he won’t rest until Rose joins him forever.
I have never been so upset in a Main Characters actions, as in this book. I also have never went to bed with less then 20-pages left in a book, which I did with this. The ending is good, I could almost not put it down, after I got over Rose’s actions through out the book.
It took me having nothing else to read to read this book, like Blood Promise it was a solid read after you got past the haft way point, I know that is how stories should be, but this I was seriously p.o’ed with Rose’s treatment of everyone. I know that she thinks she can save Dimitri
So with that aside, the book moved fast passed, and I enjoyed the end. The series could of ended here, but in true Mead Style there was new infomation in the last 30pages, that provented that. Almost everything was wrapped up, and sure I would of loved to see more of the Dimitri/Adrian/Rose story line, but there was basically a ending to that too.
So short Review, I don’t have much to say about this. But any who. Tell me what you think of this.
FYI: TEAM DIMITRI cause I want Adrian all to myself.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
This week I picked Misguided Angels by Melissa De La Cruz
After inheriting the dark Van Alen Legacy, Schuyler fled to Florence--with her forbidden love, Jack. Now the two of them must embark on the mission Schuyler was destined to complete: to find and protect the seven gates that guard earth from Lucifer, lord of the Silverbloods. As the Blue Blood enclave weakens yet further, fate leads Schuyler closer to a terrifying crossroads--and a choice that will determine the destiny of all vampires.
out October 5th.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
"My Hand." He seemed confused until I showed him my burnt flesh again.
"we can take care of that," he said as he took me inside.
Even worse then my hand was the pain of knowing that I'd failed. - page 213
Monday, July 12, 2010
So Read Last Week: (it was a slow week I didn't feel like reading much, and work was busy.)
48: Morganville Fade Out- Rachel Caine (July 7th)
49: Buffy The Vampire Slayer - Time Of Your Life - Joss Whedon (July 9th)
50: Vampire Academy Spirit Bound - Richelle Mead (July 10th)
(but I am at 50 books this year! woot)
Plan to Read This Week.
Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
Magic Bites by Illona Andrews
Sunday, July 11, 2010
So this week I got in the mail were:
And Buffy Season Eight is just to good to pass up. I read Time Of Your Life last night and it was amazing. I cant wait for the next trade paperback one. cause they are so good. and I will not read them on line. Come on its Joss. He needs the Raitings
Friday, July 9, 2010
The Summer King is missing; the Dark Court is bleeding; and a stranger walks the streets of Huntsdale, his presence signifying the deaths of powerful fey.
Aislinn tends the Summer Court, searching for her absent king and yearning for Seth. Torn between his new queen and his old love, Keenan works from afar to strengthen his court against the coming war. Donia longs for fiery passion even as she coolly readies the Winter Court for battle. And Seth, sworn brother of the Dark King and heir to the High Queen, is about to make a mistake that could cost his life.
Love, despair, and betrayal ignite the faery courts, and in the final conflict, some will win…and some will lose everything.
The exhilarating conclusion to Melissa Marr’s New York Times bestselling Wicked Lovely series will leave readers breathless.
Monday, July 5, 2010
So Read Last Week:
43: Tithe - Holly Black (June 29th)
44: Linger - Maggie Stiefvater (June 29th)
45: Theatre-Illuminata Eyes Like Stars Lisa Mantchev (July 2nd)
46: The Dark Divine- Bree Despain (July 3rd)
47: Twilight The Short Second Life Of Bree Tanner Stephenie Meyer (July 4th)
Plan too read this week.
Sprint Bound by Richelle Mead
Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Sunday, July 4, 2010
This is a meme from Kristin at Bookworming In The 21st Century. Every month we pick a few books we hope to read during the month that we would read if we had all day to just read.
So 5 books that If i had all day to read would be at the top of my list at the moment for July.
1) Sprint Bound by Richelle Mead
2) Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
3) The Dead Tossed Waves - Carrie Ryan
4) Envy - Anna Godbersen
5) Another Frust - Daniel Nayeri, Dina Nayeri
So These are all books I have in Hard Cover. I don't have time to read many hard covers books, paperback I will go through one or 2 a week at work. but Hard Covers are just a pain to lug around.
Tell me what you got.
The idea behind IMM was not only to put new books on your radar but to also encourage blogger interaction. IMM explores the weekly contents of my mailbox & books bought. And sometimes other fun goodies.
Anyone can participate in IMM and you are not limited to only sharing books that arrive via your mailbox. You can also share books that you've bought or books that you've gotten at the library.
So This week I got from my Local Library was:
An Eclipse Novella: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephine Meyer
Sprint Bound by Richelle Mead
and Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
So tell me what you got!
Friday, July 2, 2010
So the cover for the new Wondrous Strange Novel is out, and it is Tempestuous I love it, I love all these covers but I think the new one is the best. I have yet to read darklight but I know its amazing, I can not wait for Tempestuous. Woot Beautiful Covers!
Thursday, July 1, 2010
34: Sisters Red - Jackson Pearce (June 12th)
35: White Cat Holly Black (June 16thth)
36: Moon Sworn - Keri Arthur (June 19th)
37: Silent Echos - Carla Jablonski (June 20th)
38: Buffy The Vampire Slayer - Wolves At The Gate - Joss Whedon (June 20th)
39: Dark Visions The Strange Power - L.J Smith (June 21st)
40: American Gods - Neil Gamian *Audio* (June 23rd)
41: Dark Visions The Possessed (June 26th)
42: Dark Visions The Passion June 27th)
43: Tithe - Holly Black (June 29th)
44:Linger - Maggie Stiefvater (June 29th)
two reviewed and a linger review on the way. I also reviewed Beautiful Creatures