Tuesday, January 31, 2012

In My Mailbox (002)

In My mailbox (002)

This book meme is taken from Kristi at The Story Siren book review blog and I like this concept, so here I am making my second IIM Post.

This week I received the following:

The Magic Room-Jeffrey Zaslow
"The New York Times bestselling journalist and author of The Girls from Ames, Jeffrey Zaslow, takes us to a multi- generational family owned small-town bridal shop to explore the emotional lives of women in the 21st century.

You may not have heard of Fowler, Michigan, much less Becker's Bridal. But for the thousands of women who have stepped inside, Becker's is the site of some of the most important moments of their lives-moments that speak to us all. Housed in a former bank, the boutique owners transformed the vault into a "magic room," with soft church lighting, a circular pedestal, and mirrors that make lifelong dreams come true.

Illuminating the poignant aspects of a woman's journey to the altar, The Magic Room tells the stories of memorable women on the brink of commitment. Run by the same family for years, Becker's has witnessed transformations in how America views the institution of marriage; some of the shop's clientele are becoming stepmothers, or starting married life for a second time. In The Girls from Ames, beloved author Jeffrey Zaslow used friendships to explore the emotional lives of women. In The Magic Room, he turns his perceptive eye to weddings and weaves together secrets, memories and family tales to explore the hopes and dreams we have for our daughters.

The City Of Glass- Cassandra Clare

To save her mother's life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters -- never mind that enter-ing the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.
As Clary uncovers more about her family's past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadow-hunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadow-hunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he's willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City -- whatever the cost?

Love is a mortal sin and the secrets of the past prove deadly as Clary and Jace face down Valentine in the final installment of the New York Times bestselling trilogy The Mortal Instruments
The City Of Ashes- Cassandra clare
Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who's becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn't ready to let her go — especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary's only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil — and also her father.

To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings — and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?

In this breathtaking sequel to City of Bones, Cassandra Clare lures her readers back into the dark grip of New York City's Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation

Hades-Alexandra Adornetto

Heaven Help Her.

Bethany Church is an angel sent to Earth to keep dark forces at bay. Falling in love was never part of her mission, but the bond between Beth and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier Woods, is undeniably strong. But even Xavier’s love, and the care of her archangel siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, can’t keep Beth from being tricked into a motorcycle ride that ends up in Hell. There, the demon Jake Thorn bargains for Beth’s release back to Earth. But what he asks of her will destroy her, and quite possibly, her loved ones, as well.

The story that Alexandra Adornetto built in her New York Times-bestselling debut, Halo, comes alive in action-packed and unexpected ways, as angels battle demons, and the power of love is put to the test
The Secret Life Of Astrology

That's all that I received since my last IMM post..

Go ask Alice book review

Go Ask Alice- By Beatrice Sparks Review by Samantha Stroy.

First, I want to say before I get to the review is I didn't have to read

this. In fact I read it for all the wrong reasons. My husband 's high

school English class was reading it and he has never been the best at

studying and reading books. ( he's a great reader, just hates to read.)

So, he brought home his homework and was struggling with it. So, I

decided to get my own copy and read it and help him with his

homework. Anyway, I fell in love with the book and what was

suppose to read 30 pages of it just to help him, well I read the whole

thing. I have read it a total of 7 times and love every minute of it.

The story is about a 15 year old girl in the 1970's and receive's a

diary to write her feelings and emotions in. It started out innocent

but somewhere along the line she was slipped a LSD drug at a party

and somehow she liked it and wanted more. She would do anything

she could think of to get high again. She met and started hanging out

with some bad kids at school. Then, she was kicked out of school for

selling drugs and being on drugs, then kicked out of her house.
She ended up running away from her town to San Francisco,

California to start a new life. She ends up hitting an all time low

and started sleeping with guys, and other random things just to get

money for her next dope baggy. All at the same time she is writing

her journal entries on paper bags, napkins, random scrap paper, and

anything else she can think of to write on. she ends up back home

and put in rehab to get rid of her withdrawls and to start clean and

not be on dope anymore.

Everytime I read this book I like it all over again like the first time.

It's one of those books you can read over and over and not feel guilty

reading it. I have always liked the whole diary format books. It's a

great way of writing and the reading is more fun.
There are way more books in the same format that Beatrice Sparks

writes. Her way of writing reminds me of Ellen Hopkins books.

This is on the banned books list of reading material which I

understand if you are 14 and under. But, for high school reading

material, you are old enough to read a book like this and learn a

positive message from it.
It's a book that even though its about a negative subject, you can

learn from it. Like, learning from other people's mistakes.

"This groundbreaking classic is more compelling than ever for today's

readers. A sensation when it was first published and a perennial

bestseller ever since, this real-life diary charts an anonymous

teenage girl's struggle with the seductive--and often fatal--world of

" Taken from Goodreads."

Thursday, January 26, 2012

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Thursday, January 19, 2012


So, this is my very first In My Mailbox meme I saw at www.thestorysiren.com and thought it would be fun to do. Althought you are suppose to do it ona Mon day but I am excited to share today :) ok. Here it goes:

The Edumacation of Jay Baker by Jay Baker
A few bullet points about Jay: • He is in love with a cheerleader named Cameo “Appearance” Parnell • He is forever losing “Love-15” to tennis-playing goddess Caroline Richardson • He rocks a touché array of pop-culture references, jokes, and puns • His family-life cookie is about to crumble. Live vicariously through Jay as he faces off against his mortal enemy, gets awkward around his dream girl(s), loses his marbles in a Bermudian love triangle, watches his parents’ relationship implode, and, finally, learns to get real and be himself(ish).

Becoming- Raine Thomas:
Every three years, Amber Hopkins explodes. Okay, not a blown-to-smithereens explosion, but whatever it is always hurts like hell and leaves her life a shambles. She’s already worked her way through five foster placements, and she’s doing whatever she can to avoid getting blasted into a sixth.

As her eighteenth birthday approaches and she feels the strange and powerful energy building, disaster looms. When the inevitable explosion occurs, her life gets its biggest shakeup yet. She’ll not only learn how her fellow foster and best friend, Gabriel, really feels about her, but she’ll discover that she isn’t really without family.

To top it all off, she’ll finally find out why she’s having the power surges: she isn’t entirely human.

Amber must Become, transitioning to another plane of existence and risking the loss of the most important relationship she’s ever had. Her choice will impact the future of an entire race of beings, and will pit her against an enemy that will prey upon her doubt to try and take her very life.

Kind of makes the explosions now seem like a cakewalk.

Under The Stars- Rebecca A. Rogers.

After seventeen-year-old Andrina’s home is demolished by meteors, she encourages her family to relocate to Legora, one of the few remaining cities that promise a new life to weary travelers. But Legora’s food and supplies are in shortage—too many refugees have sought protection behind its gates—and the only option is to appeal to the King of the New World for provisions. When the town assembles a lottery to choose who will plea to the king, Andrina holds the ill-fated ticket.

Her arrival in Valyad, the royal territory, sparks intrigue from King Zarek. Andrina can’t imagine herself acting like the other girls, who flounce after Zarek’s affection and money, but she considers giving in to her flirty side if it’ll guarantee that her family is fed. So when Zarek leaves Andrina with a bitter decision—marry him or he’ll strip Legora of its supplies—she has no choice but to accept being Queen of the New World.

Soon, though, Andrina uncovers that Valyad is smothered in deceit. Days after their wedding, Zarek is found stabbed to death and all fingers point to Andrina. Betrayed by Valyad’s governor, who wants the crown for himself, Andrina learns that it’s the people who will cast a vote on her fate; people who don’t want a commoner operating their kingdom. Andrina must not only convince Valyad that their king didn’t die by her hand, but also outsmart the sly politicians of the realm with a surprise they can’t outrun.

Thats from a few days ago. I will actually post the ones I bought today on Monday so I am on track.