Saturday, October 30, 2010

In My Mailbox (36)

Happy Halloween to all!!!

I hope that you are all celebrating with great costumes and enjoying your sugar high... I know I am! Thanks as always goes to Kristi at The Story Siren for hosting this MME. Before you watch the video to see what I got this week, don't forget to enter the contest for a copy of Clockwork Angel by Cassie Clare and some swag. Go HERE for more info!! Now, enjoy (and don't forget to let me know what you
got this week!)!!

Happy reading everyone!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Spooky Swap Time

First off all... many thanks go to Travis from Inked Books and Jessica from A Fanatics Book Blog for hosting this great idea and festive giveaway! I loved getting my stuff together for Marie at Marie Loves Books AND getting my spooky swap from Jo at Fluidity of Time!!

Check it out...

In my package:
- 8 amazing magnets (I love magnets!!)
- Pins
- 2 bars of super dark chocolate... one even had (yes, I already ate it) oranges in it, mmmmm
- Ghost Peeps (Jaxon had his first Peep!!)

- Kisses from Hell by Kristen Cast, Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Richelle Mead, and Francesca Lia Block

- Tombstone Tea by Joanne Dahme

Thanks again Jo for such a great pack! Head over to all the blogs and see what cool things they all have going on. Happy reading everyone :)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

YA Movie Madness... Oh yeah!

I saw THIS post the other day and it made me wonder what other YA books have been optioned out for movies? Thanks to The Book Butterfly, we know more about some other up and coming YA Book to Movie deals in the works! So here is what we know...

Mandalay Pictures has picked up the rights to Firelight by Sophie Jordan!

About the Book: With her rare ability to breathe fire, Jacinda is special even among the draki—the descendants of dragons who can shift between human and dragon forms. But when Jacinda’s rebelliousness leads her family to flee into the human world, she struggles to adapt, even as her draki spirit fades. The one thing that revives it is Will, whose family hunts her kind. Jacinda can’t resist getting closer to him, even though she knows she’s risking not only her life but the draki’s most closely guarded secret.

Read my review of Firelight here.

About the Book:
A Prodigal Son

A Dangerous Love

A Deadly Secret

Grace Divine—daughter of the local pastor—always knew something terrible happened the night Daniel Kalbi disappeared and her brother Jude came home covered in his own blood.

Now that Daniel's returned, Grace must choose between her growing attraction to him and her loyalty to her brother.

As Grace gets closer to Daniel, she learns the truth about that mysterious night and how to save the ones she loves, but it might cost her the one thing she cherishes most: her soul.

The Dark Divine has been optioned for a movie! Check out this article on Bree Despain's blog for more information.

Kiersten White sold rights to Paranormalcy!

About the Book: Weird as it is working for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, Evie's always thought of herself as normal. Sure, her best friend is a mermaid, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals' glamours, but still. Normal.

Only now paranormals are dying, and Evie's dreams are filled with haunting voices and mysterious prophecies. She soon realizes that there may be a link between her abilities and the sudden rash of deaths. Not only that, but she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

So much for normal.

I hope that these are all on the way to the big screen. So often the rights are sold but then we hear nothing else of it. I hope we see them soon!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

It's Giveaway Time!!

Halloween is quickly approaching and I see no better time to giveaway a copy of Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare! In case you have been living under a rock, here is the amazing trailer for Cassandra Clare's newest creation.

Makes you want it even more, huh? Well fill out the form below before October 31, 2010 and you just may win it! The winner will be notified on Monday November 1 and will have 24 hours to get back to me. Good luck everyone!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Do you want to be IN a book?!

Contest Time!!

HP Mallory, author of Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble as well as To Kill a Warlock is looking for a person to be a character in her next book, Toil and Trouble to be released Jan. 2011. She says that this is an integral part that will continue through the series, so you'll be in several books! The winner will also get the book before everyone else as well as her other two books, in paperback! If you ha
ven't heard of her books, she writes adult Urban Fantasy. I am also currently giving away each of her books in ebook form (to end the 15th). Look at the top of my blog under contests. If it's still running it'll be up there! So you want to learn more and enter? Head over to her blog and enter here!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

In My Mailbox (35)

In My Mailbox is here to show you what fun things made their way into my house this week. I know it has been a while since I have posted one so I have some goodies this time!! Thanks again to Kristi at The Story Siren for hosting this MME! I have done something a little different for this week just to see how it works... Enjoy!

For Review:
The Properties of Water by Hannah Roberts McKinnon
Radiance by Alyson Noel
Livvie Owen Lived Here by Sarah Dooley
Selling Hope by Kristin O'Donnnell Tubb
I Am Number Four by Patticus Lore
The Kneebone Boy by Ellen Potter
Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
Ghostopolis by Doug TenNapel
Dark Fire (Last Dragon Chronicles Book 5) by Chris D'Lacey
Spray by Harry Edge
Countdown by Deborah Wiles

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

(Scholastic Bookfair at my school!!)
Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter
Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors
Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

I hope that you have all had a great week! I have a contest posting toward the beginning of the week so make sure to keep your eyes out for it. Also, let me know what you got too. Happy reading everyone :)

Impossible by Nancy Werlin

Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: Hardcover, 384 pages

Publisher: Dial (September 18th 2008)

Lucy is seventeen when she discovers that the women of her family have been cursed through the generations, forced to attempt three seemingly impossible tasks or to fall into madness upon their child's birth. But Lucy is the first girl who won't be alone as she tackles the list. She has her fiercely protective foster parents beside her. And she has Zach, whose strength amazes her more each day. Do they have enough love and resolve to overcome an age-old evil?

This was a beautifully crafted book which kept me on my toes throughout the read. The weaving of the folk song “Scarborough Fair” in with the story was very original and beautifully crafted. I hadn’t listened to this song in quite some time so I had to go back and listen to it as I read the book. There is a quote that talks about how everyone sees at least 1000 story ideas a day but a true author takes note of at least five. I can’t find it now and it is bugging me but Nancy fits this. She listened to the song and the idea popped. It makes me wonder what ideas we all walk by every day!

Lucy was beautifully written and a very relatable character. I thought a lot about her as I was reading and what she was going through. (I actually have 4 entries in my notebook about it) I wasn’t sure about the concept of a faery in stories because I wasn’t a big reader of faery books… now I am hooked though! Nancy is a tremendously talented author who has written a magnificent story of love, struggle, magic and perseverance. I can’t wait to read her newest novel, Extraordinary, and see what she has in store for us next. Great read!

Visit Nancy here to read more about Impossible and her other novels. Enjoy the trailer for Extraordinary for now!!

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