Book Blogger Hop (6) & Follow Friday (6)

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Two weekly meme’s help give everyone an opportunity to find new Book Blogs and make new friends: Book Blogger Hop & Follow Friday. Both are a weekly BOOK PARTY where from Friday to Monday you HOP  to other Book Blogs to share the common interest we all have: Books!!!!!  SO, click on each picture above and start “hopping” and “following”!!!

The Hop Twist:  Who is your favorite new-to-you author so far this year?
It is a tie for my new-to-me favorite author this year.  I really couldn’t decide between the 2… 
Jennifer Echols and Simone Elkeles
Both of these authors’ writing is both raw and true.  The books of theirs that I have read so far, I went right through them, they were so good.  
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~ My First Blog Award! ~

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The Authoress , Writing From the Tub , Alison Can Read and The Wolf’s Den have all graciously presented me with my first ever Blog Award!!  I am very excited about this, feeling overjoyed!

Upon receiving The Versatile Blogger Award I have been asked to do a few things….
– Share 7 Things About Yourself
– Give this Award to 15 fellow bloggers (make sure to contact them to let them know)

** 7 Things about ME **

  1. I am a homebody – I love being at home.  This is weird because this never use to be the case, I was always on the go, but over the last few years I have become a huge homebody.  I even hope to be a stay-at-home mother some day!
  2. I love volunteering!  One of my dream jobs would be working with a Non-Profit Company.  Right now I volunteer with the American Cancer Society, working with their Relay for Life event.  I am also starting a new event called Bark for Life through ACS. 
  3. I’m a current Graduate Student working on my Library Science degree – basically to become a Librarian.  My focus is on Young Adult Literature. 
  4. I have 3 cats: Stella (named after A Street Car Named Desire), Mr. Arthur, and Boggie (named after Humphrey Bogart).
  5. I’m a functioning nerd (at least when it comes to TV) – I love tv shows like all the Stargates, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Warehouse 13, Eureka, Ghost Whisperer, Legend of the Seeker, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, etc.  If you guys have any shows to recommend I’m always up for new shows.
  6. I have been called an Old Soul in a Young Body – I have a degree in Victorian Literature and another one in Renaissance History.  I love classics and everything vintage, but I am also very modern. 
  7. I love knitting and crocheting.  I have only been doing this for a few years but I love knitting for people and hope one day to get paid for it 🙂 

** 15 Fellow Blogs I pass this Award to…. **

  1. Book Whisperer – I love her reviews and how well the blog is kept it
  2. Princess Bookie – to say the least this blog is very very cute!  I also really love the cover contests that this blog hosts.
  3. ~*Loves to Read*~ – Adriana’s reviews are always on upcoming books and very well written.  I look forward to her reviews on a daily basis!
  4. YA Reads – this blog offers a wide range of YA books, from supernatural to the non supernatural. 
  5. Sparrow Review – my favorite part of this blog is the meme “Under the Lamplight”
  6. 21 Pages – just an overal cute and great blog – no more needs to be said!
  7. Reading or Breathing – this blog is always posting covers and reviews of books that want to read!!
  8. Story Siren – this blog is an inspiration!  Love her reviews! Love her contests! Love her meme!  Love the site!
  9. The Paperback Princess – this blog is very beautiful in all its pinkness! For a new blog, there has already been a lot of activity!
  10. Deraming of Books – this blog is just adorable – and don’t we all Dream of Books!?!
  11. Joy’s Blog – this blog offers a wide range of reviews, and is a nice break from YA book reviews. 
  12. Coffee Table Press – another amzing and cute blog! This blog also offers great contests!
  13. The Neverending Shelf – the title alone makes me want to read this blog, and the blog lives up the title.  This blog offers a neverending shelf of book reviews!
  14. Coffeelicious Bookaholic – as a coffee addict, the title attracted me first, but the reviews kept me coming back for more.
  15. Courtney Reads – I find myself a bit jealous of the books that are posted on this blog – i.e. They are currently reading Torment!

Again I want to thank The Authoress and Writing From The Tub!  I love the support of the Blogging World!!
Continue the support and check out the amazing blogs I have included in thsi post!!

Immortal & Betrayal – FULL ACCESS

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Want to re-read Gillian Shield’s Immortal, or read it for the first time…..?  
Head over to Harper Teen and read the complete Immortal book and EVEN get a sneak peak at the sequel Betrayal.
Don’t wait for to long!  This won’t last forever!

Update!

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I have finally updated my 2010 Book Tours Page where I have listed all the books that I will be reviewing this year.  I also linked the ones that I have already reviewed.  Of course this will be constantly updated as I am honored to read more books and review more books.  The rest of 2010 promises to be a very fun filled book year!!

Review: Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin

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Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin
Publisher:  Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books
Published:  September 14th 2010
Book Tour Provider:  Star Book Tours

Hardcover, 256 pages

Avery Hood is reeling from the loss of her parents–and the fact that she can’t remember what happened to them even though she was there.

She’s struggling to adjust to life without them, and to living with her grandmother, when she meets Ben, who isn’t like any guy she’s ever met before.

It turns out there’s a reason why, and Ben’s secret may hold the key to Avery finding out what happened to her parents…

But what if that secret changes everything she knows about–and feels for–Ben?


Ivy Devlin opens up her book right into the action… Avery wakes up, surrounded by blood and her dead parents.  Unfortunately, Avery can not remember what happened to her parents, no matter how hard she tries.  The only thing that she can remember is a sudden streak of a silver flash, that she knows is dangerous and the cause of her parents death.
With her parents dead, Avery goes to live with her Grandmother, who has been absent from her life for some time.  That is not the only new thing in Avery’s life either.  There is Ben, the new boy at school.  She feels oddly connected to Ben, and can even feel what he is feeling.  But there is something off with him: sometimes Avery can see a flash of silver in his eyes, but there is something else that she doesn’t know what to think of.  Avery doesn’t know if she should be afraid of Ben and what he is all the while trying to remember what exactly happened to her parents….

Ivy Devlin did a great job in presenting Avery’s heartbreak and confusion.  You really do feel that you are in the mind of Avery, thinking and feeling as she does.  Ivy Devlin also did an amazing job at describing Avery’s surroundings:  as the reader you feel both afraid and comforted by the woods/forest that is home to Avery (you know something bad lurks out there but you also know that is where Avery feels the safest).

I was a little confused at the sudden connection that Avery and Ben had in the book – I feel that it came on too quickly without much development.  Avery’s reactions to Ben’s sudden appearances wasn’t completely believable (at least I would be a bit scared if some boy, no matter how cute he was, suddenly appeared at my side and told me to go home). 

Overall, this was a good book.  I am not a huge fan of werewolf fiction but Ivy Devlin did a great job.  I recommend this book to anyone who likes Paranormal Fiction and those who are even looking for a break from all the Vampire Fiction.

My Rating
 

It’s Monday What Are You Reading (5)

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It’s Monday What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey.  Every week you post what you are currently reading and what you have just finished reading and what you want to read next.

I am Currently Reading….(& still reading)

  • Forget You by Jennifer Echols

What I Reviewed last week…

Summer Lovin’ Giveaway Pack #2 @ Confessions of a Bookaholic

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Confessions of a Bookaholic has posted her 2nd out of 10 Giveaway Packs.  If you haven’t entered in the 1st one go to her site and sign up.  

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