Sunday, January 27, 2013

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Ethan Waite has been having terrible dreams about a girl he can't seem to save. He can't understand why the dreams haunt his sleep. Then suddenly he meets her, the girl from his dreams. As he falls for this mystery girl he gets tangled up in a world of things he never imagined possible. But can his love for her be enough to save her?

I finished Beautiful Creatures last night. It's the book my book club is reading for our February meeting. I liked this book. I give it a solid 4 stars. I couldn't give it 5 because it just took me so long to get interested in it. For the first 400 or so pages I only picked it up because I "had" to read it. I just felt as if nothing interesting was really happening. Then the school dance scene was the one that really hooked me. From there I couldn't put it down. There was a sweet love story woven into this scenario that only seemed like it would end badly. The authors really did save the big climax for the end, but it was really good. I will probably go out and get the next book soon ( I just hope the others aren't so long).
I am excited to see the movie with my book club.

Beautiful Creatures is available in paperback and kindle format on Amazon.
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Friday, January 25, 2013

And the winner is....

Congratulations Tara! She is the winner of the LightWedge book light!! Thanks for entering. Keep checking back for more fun giveaways!

Sunday, January 20, 2013


I'm going to to my first ever giveaway! I'll be giving away a LightWedge paperback book light. If you're like me, you love reading past your bed time. *I have one and they are awesome!*

Light the page, not the room!. This innovative patented light focuses powerful LEDs through a smaller tapered lens. Since it lays flat on the page, it's easy to use…and you’ll never disturb those around you. Perfect for readers of all ages.

Just leave a comment with the title of your favorite book. 
Mine is The Giver by Lois Lowry.
Please include your email address so I can contact you if you win!
I will choose a winner (with the help of on Friday Jan 25, 2013. Good luck!! and please tell your friends :)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

"In my mind I am eloquent; I can climb intricate scaffolds of words to reach the highest cathedral ceilings and paint my thoughts. But then I open my mouth everything collapses."

R doesn't know what year it is. He doesn't remember what he used to do for a living. He doesn't even remember his name. It's because he's dead. Now his days are all the same. Shuffle around, grunt at his best friend M, and occasionally, search for food. And then suddenly something changes. As he lives the memories of one of his victims, something in him starts to change and impossibly, he starts to become human again.

Ok I have to admit that this is the first zombie novel I have ever read. I am a big, big fan of George Romero's  film work, but I have never read a book about zombies. Now having gotten that out of the way....This was such a fun book!! It was not what I was expecting at all. R was like a zombie Romeo. (Imagine that At first he was reacting to the victim's memories, but then as he started to come back to life the feelings he felt became his own and very real.

This story was so much better than I could have hoped. There was a undertone of danger from the other zombies, but Marion seemed to mute that feeling so you could just feel R and hear his thoughts and shuffle in his footsteps. It was amazing to hear what was going through his mind and experience how he changed throughout the book. And yes, it was a bit of a love story too.

I give this one 5 stars and I would  definitely reccomend it. I read it in a day because I just couldn't put it down.

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