Monday, April 26, 2010

Check out Inkpop

What is Inkpop:inkpop is an online community that connects up-and-coming authors with talent spotters and publishing professionals in the teen market. Each month, HarperCollins editors read inkpop's most popular submissions in hopes of discovering the next big thing in teen lit. The best inkpop writers have the potential to land every author's dream: a publishing contract.
inkpop was conceived and built by editors at HarperCollins Publishers. inkpop caters to the teen writing world and allows members to post books, short stories, essays, and poetry. A leader in the teen publishing industry, HarperCollins has published books in the Princess Diaries series, The Vampire Diaries trilogy, Emily the Strange, Wicked Lovely, and Lauren Conrad's L.A. Candy.
inkpop is in beta at the moment, so we're still developing and perfecting the site.
How does it Work:inkpop invites unpublished, published, and self-published authors to create their own personal inkpop page and post their books, short stories, essays, and poetry for public viewing. There is no word-count minimum for short stories, essays, and poetry, but authors must upload books that are at least 10,000 words in order for them to be read and critiqued by the inkpop community.
Visitors can comment on submissions and choose their top five favorites. inkpop counts the number of times a project appears to be among the five favorites of community members and uses that information to rank the projects. inkpop also recognizes the visitors who consistently recommend the best projects and uses that info to rank the most influential Trendsetters, who play a critical role in selecting top authors.
In short, talent development is a collaborative process at inkpop. Readers are talent scouts and critics who become community leaders in their search for standout projects. In turn, writers get to load up on valuable feedback from a target audience and make their projects the very best they can be.
Overall:It's a great site for new teen writers to get a chance to get there work published and a nice way to find new books from future authors. I almost forgot to tell you it's Free:)

Here's the link to the website where you can find more information and register.

Matched Cover

Summary:Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what
to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander’s face appears
on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty
that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham’s face flash for
an instant before the screen fades to black.
The Society tells her it’s a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on
the happy life she’s destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can’t stop thinking
about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society’s
infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky,
between the only life she’s known and a path that no one else has dared to follow..

Cover Comments:Love Love Love is what I feel for this cover.Now that I've seen this cover I am really exicted to read Matched.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

In My Mailbox(11)

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren.
For Review:

Emerald Talisman (Volume 1)by Brenda Pandos(Thanks Brenda!)

Folly by Marthe Jocelyn(Thanks Marthe)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Cover Love

This are all books I would buy just for there covers alone.

Summary:Romance is as fleeting as a full moon in this chilling werewolf love story from Margaret A. Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award–winning author Francesca Lia Block.

Summary: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.

Summary: I couldn't find a summary for this one.

Summary:When Lenah Beaudonte, a 500-year-old vampire queen, wakes up a human teenager at an ultra-cliquey prep school, she must choose between embracing the humanity she’s always craved and saving her new friends from her vicious coven. The first in a sizzling new YA series. Lenah Beaudonte is, in many ways, your average teen: the new girl at Wickham Boarding School, she struggles to fit in enough to survive and stand out enough to catch the eye of the golden-boy lacrosse captain. But Lenah also just happens to be a recovering five-hundred-year-old vampire queen. After centuries of terrorizing Europe, Lenah is able to realize the dream all vampires have -- to be human again. After performing a dangerous ritual to restore her humanity, Lenah entered a century-long hibernation, leaving behind the wicked coven she ruled over and the eternal love who has helped grant her deep-seated wish. Until, that is, Lenah draws her first natural breath in centuries at Wickham and rediscovers a human life that bears little resemblance to the one she had known. As if suddenly becoming a teenager weren’t stressful enough, each passing hour brings Lenah closer to the moment when her abandoned coven will open the crypt where she should be sleeping and find her gone. As her borrowed days slip by, Lenah resolves to live her newfound life as fully as she can. But, to do so, she must answer ominous questions: Can an ex-vampire survive in an alien time and place? What can Lenah do to protect her new friends from the bloodthirsty menace about to descend upon them? And how is she ever going to pass her biology midterm?

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

In My Mailbox(10)

In My Mailbox is hosted by the Story Siren.

For Review:

Hourglass Door by Lisa Mangum(Thanks Leigh At Shadow Mountain Publishing for both books.)

The Goldden Spiral by Lisa Mangum(Thanks again Leigh)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Brightly Woven Review

Summary:Sydelle Mirabil is living proof that, with a single drop of rain, a life can be changed forever. Tucked away in the farthest reaches of the kingdom, her dusty village has suffered under the weight of a strangely persistent drought. That is, of course, until a wizard wanders into town and brings the rain with him. In return for this gift, Wayland North is offered any reward he desires—and no one is more surprised than Sydelle when, without any explanation, he chooses her. Taken from her home, Sydelle hardly needs encouragement to find reasons to dislike North. He drinks too much and bathes too little, and if that isn’t enough to drive her to madness, North rarely even uses the magic he takes such pride in possessing. Yet, it’s not long before she realizes there’s something strange about the wizard, who is as fiercely protective of her as he is secretive about a curse that turns his limbs a sinister shade of black and leaves him breathless with agony. Unfortunately, there is never a chance for her to seek answers. Along with the strangely powerful quakes and storms that trace their path across the kingdom, other wizards begin to take an inexplicable interest in her as well, resulting in a series of deadly duels. Against a backdrop of war and uncertainty, Sydelle is faced with the growing awareness that these events aren’t as random as she had believed—that no curse, not even that of Wayland North, is quite as terrible as the one she herself may carry

My feelings:Brightly Woven was a enthralling,magical,adventure filled read that will tempt you to turn the pages.Sydelle is sensible red-head with a feisty side and opinions of her own and North is a mysterious bad boy with a dark past.The romance between Sydelle and North is indescribable that alone is why I loved this book because it wasn't your typical YA romance it was (man I can't really think of a word that can describe it right now.) but I guess you can say it was breathtaking.The character where molded so perfectly that I could almost picture them in my mind fully colored and moving with compelling personality's.I loved that the story was not set in a specific time this way I could weave my own world with out feeling weird but even thought there was not a specific time Brightly Woven was set in it didn't take away from how the imagery flowed off the pages and sucked me in to the dangerous war-filled world of Sydelle and North. I also really loved how North was not your flawless male character that is usually in YA he had a past and had flaws just like anybody else but at the same time he was a for Sydelle she was a strong female main character that was brave and fearless when it comes to what she thinks is needed to be done.The ending was sweet and well-rounded it makes me qiute anxious to see what next adventure Sydelle and North will be on.

Overall: Brightly Woven is one my favorite fantasy and romance book so far and I would recommend you to buy it NOW!

5 moons:

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Crescendo Cover (Maybe)

I found this cover on Goodreads so I don't know weather not this is the finale cover for Crescendo but sure hope it is.

Summary:Nora should have known her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away and Nora can't figure out if it's for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home. The farther Nora delves into the mystery of her father's death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim blood line has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn't answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine?

Cover Comment: I like how shes in the rain and that its gray like the cover for Hush Hush it looks moody.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Promote The Contest Craze!!!

Attention Everyone: There is are some awesome book contests going on over at Princess Bookie you better head over there now it's only one day so Hurry up!

In My Mailbox(9)

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For Review:

(Thanks! Meg O'Brien at Random House)


(Thanks! Bookdivas)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Paranormal/Supernatural Fever(4)

These are books in the Paranormal and Supernatural genre that I can't wait to be released.

Prophecy of Days - Book One: The Daykeeper's Grimoire - Christy Raedeke

PROPHECY OF DAYS, BOOK ONE: THE DAYKEEPER’S GRIMOIRE-is the story of Caity Mac Fireland, a girl from San Francisco whose parents drag her to an isle off the coast of Scotland to manage some family property. Caity finds that a Mayan relic is concealed there, intentionally left centuries ago by Mayan Daykeepers in an attempt to keep their profound knowledge about the year 2012 alive into the current era. As she delves into this world of secret knowledge, Caity is helped along by a visiting family friend and Feng Shui master, Uncle Li; a Mayan elder named Bolon; and Mr. Papers, her pet monkey that communicates through origami. A handsome Scottish lad gets pulled into the intrigue, as do several other people with questionable motives and loyalties. Caity must weave together a tapestry of information in order to make her radical discovery, a mystery protected by an elite coterie of power-brokers who influence world events. Caity’s twenty-first century mind is put to the test as she tries to uncover the answer to an ancient riddle while trying to outwit this powerful group that will stop at nothing to control the secret, and

Hunger- Jackie Morse Kessler

“Thou art the Black Rider. Go thee out unto the world.” Lisabeth Lewis has a black steed, a set of scales, and a new job: she’s been appointed Famine. How will an anorexic seventeen-year-old girl from the suburbs fare as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse? Traveling the world on her steed gives Lisa freedom from her troubles at home: her constant battle with hunger, and her struggle to hide it from the people who care about her. But being Famine forces her to go places where hunger is a painful part of everyday life, and to face the horrifying effects of her phenomenal power. Can Lisa find a way to harness that power — and the courage to battle her own inner demons?

Beautiful Malice - Rebecca James

So. Were you glad, deep down? Were you glad to be rid of her? Your perfect sister? Were you secretly glad when she was killed? Following a terrible tragedy that leaves her once-perfect family shattered, Katherine Patterson moves to a new city, starts at a new school, and looks forward to a new life of quiet anonymity. But when Katherine meets the gregarious and beautiful Alice Parrie her resolution to live a solitary life becomes difficult. Katherine is unable resist the flattering attention that Alice pays her and is so charmed by Alice’s contagious enthusiasm that the two girls soon become firm friends. Alice’s joie de vivre is transformative; it helps Katherine forget her painful past and slowly, tentatively, Katherine allows herself to start enjoying life again. But being friends with Alice is complicated – and as Katherine gets to know her better she discovers that although Alice can be charming and generous she can also be selfish and egocentric. Sometimes, even, Alice is cruel. And when Katherine starts to wonder if Alice is really the kind of person she wants as a friend, she discovers something else about Alice - she doesn’t like being cast off.

The Knight Angels- Abra Ebner

When seventeen-year-old Jane Taylor witnessed her father's death at age seven, something happened to her. Ever since, her thoughts have been consumed by death, going so far as to foresee the ever-changing deaths of those around her. Sixteen-year-old Emily Taylor always resented her sister’s closeness with their father, who died when she was only six. Ever since she can remember, she’s had the strange ability to read minds, something her father held the key to. Left helpless, she drowns herself in a world of prescription drugs, sending her responsible older sister Jane – who acted as the mother her real mother refused to be – over the edge. Seventeen-year-old Wes Green was adopted as a baby, left carelessly by parents that clearly did not love him. He moved in next door to Jane, sharing an alleyway window and finding in her a childhood friend that soon turned into his high-school crush. All summer, though, the pain that’s been wracking his body seemed to come with no explanation. He was done growing, was plenty healthy, and worked out regularly as a member of the wrestling team. When senior year starts, though, and the pain gets worse, the changes ahead of him are anything but what he expected, and far to animal for his taste. When Max Gordon, doomed to be a teenager for the next thousand years, found himself standing above her dying body, he saw in her bright eyes something he hadn’t seen in the nearly one-hundred-years he’d spent roaming Earth. Her father was already dead, but there was a chance he could still save her from the wreck. Jane was her name, and she was only seven, but already she was all he ever wanted. It was his job to bring her back, but it was an act that could have been the biggest mistake of his life. When four teens enter Glenwood High on an unseasonably cool day in September, no one but Max could understand the future that was ahead of them. Drawn together by blood and friendship, they each hide a dark secret that will soon help to bind them even closer. When the one face Max hoped to never see again shows up on school grounds – his evil twin brother, Greg – he knows that coming back for Jane was the wrong thing to do. Finding that Greg already knows about Max’s attraction for Jane, Max finds he can no longer hope to leave again, afraid of what Greg will do. Max has to protect Jane, Jane wants to be normal, Wes wants Jane to love him, and Emily just wants the voices to stop… And Greg… he just wants everyone dead.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Nomansland Mini Review

Summary:Sometime in the future, a lonely, windswept island is populated solely by women. Among these women is a group of teenaged Trackers—expert equestrians and archers—whose job is to protect their shores from the enemy. The enemy, they’ve been told, is men. When these girls come upon a partially buried home from the distant past, they are fascinated by the strange objects—high-heeled shoes, teen magazines, make-up—found there. What are they to make of these mysterious things? And what does it mean for their strict society where friendship is forbidden and rules must be obeyed—at all costs?

My Feelings: Nomansland was a Unforgettable read that shows you the dangers of a person with too much power. Keller the main charater is a tracker and her job is to protect Nomansland but when her friend Laing finds a house from the past this leads Keller to see that man who are is suppose to be her enemy may not be that after all. This book is a eyeopener it really shows how corrupt the world can get if people start following something they don't fully believe in.I only wish there where a few more pages at the end because it was really getting good and than BAM! it was the end so now I really hope there's a second book.

Overall: This book was one of a kind I don't think I've read a book quit like this


  • I will make a bigger and better review later around the release date of this book but for now this is what you get.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Alice In Wonderland Movie

My Feelings:Alice In Wonderland was filled with vibrant colors and quirky characters that drawed me in beginning to end I really feel like Tim Burton captured the essence of a timeless classic about a girl who had a big imagination.

Overall: Anybody who's a fan of the Original Alice In Wonderland book will love this.

In My Mailbox(8)

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