Thursday, August 16, 2012


If you couldn't tell by the lack of updates and reviews, this blog is going on a hiatus!

I am starting graduate school next week, on top of working full-time, so I will barely have enough time to read for pleasure, let alone write and post reviews. While I will be furiously busy...

I WILL still be updating from time to time, so I hope you don't un-follow me! As a matter of fact, I am getting my Masters in Information and Library Science AND one of the courses I am taking in the Fall is called "Tween Literacy." SO EXCITED!

So please, bear with me as I adjust to being a full-time student and employee and who knows? Maybe I'll breeze on by! :)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme run by Jill from Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases bloggers are eagerly anticipating.

This week, I'm waiting for...

On Roanoke Island, the legend of the 114 people who mysteriously vanished from the Lost Colony hundreds of years ago is just an outdoor drama for the tourists, a story people tell. But when the island faces the sudden disappearance of 114 people now, an unlikely pair of 17-year-olds may be the only hope of bringing them back.

Miranda, a misfit girl from the island’s most infamous family, and Phillips, an exiled teen criminal who hears the voices of the dead, must dodge everyone from federal agents to long-dead alchemists as they work to uncover the secrets of the new Lost Colony. The one thing they can’t dodge is each other.

Blackwood is a dark, witty coming of age story that combines America’s oldest mystery with a thoroughly contemporary romance.

Expected publication: September 4th 2012 by Strange Chemistry

I recently was lucky enough to WIN a copy of this book, by participating in the YA Scavenger Hunt! I'm super excited to read it, but I tend to be a sucker for anything historic. :D

Check out Gwenda's site here for more information! :D

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Teaser Tuesday - August 7th

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (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, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser:

 "The radio crackles the prerecorded voice of that woman at us over and over. We have done everything she has told us to do. We have locked and barricaded all the doors. We have covered the windows so no one can see outside and - more importantly - nothing can see in."

pg. 18, "This is Not a Test" by Courtney Summers

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme run by Jill from Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases bloggers are eagerly anticipating.

This week, I'm waiting for...

What if you could dream your way into a different life? What if you could choose to live that life forever?

Sloane and Maggie have never met. Sloane is a straight-A student with a big and loving family. Maggie lives a glamorously independent life as an up-and-coming actress in New York. The two girls couldn't be more different--except for one thing. They share a secret that they can't tell a soul. At night, they dream that they're each other.

The deeper they're pulled into the promise of their own lives, the more their worlds begin to blur dangerously together. Before long, Sloane and Maggie can no longer tell which life is real and which is just a dream. They realize that eventually they will have to choose one life to wake up to, or risk spiraling into insanity. But that means giving up one world, one love, and one self, forever.

This is a dazzling debut that will steal readers' hearts.

Expected publication: October 2nd 2012 by Razorbill

The cover is gorgeous, and I'm practically begging (well...more like literally begging) Razorbill for a chance to read an advance copy of this book. The premise of this is just so great and I love the whole dream world concept. I think the fact that there are two different authors will really lend to that "different voice" feeling of the two characters.

What are you waiting on this week?