Saturday, August 20, 2011

Blog Happenings (34)

Hi and Happy Weekend of all!

Remember Blog Happenings has a new format!

I'm not very far into this but I'm really liking it!

Ruby Red by Kiersten Gier, LOVED this one!
Tris and Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison, disliked a ton.
A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies, pretty good!

It will be a miracle if I even get a couple of books done in the upcoming weeks.
Bitter End by Jennifer Brown
The Education of Hailey Kendrick by Eileen Cook
Possibly: The Mephisto Covenant. I can't read this on my Nook because its formated oddly but I do need to read it soon, its expiring soon!

School started on Thursday, and it was okay I guess. But school means I can hardly comment. If I do it will be really early in the morning or really late at night. I already have homework and don't have tons of time for commenting. But I will try my best!!

And on the note of commenting, if you stopped by for Follow Friday...guess whose coming to visit you very soon? ME!  I was at a football game and had no time to comment!

But book news...and I have something to share!!
The cover for In Honor by Jessi Kirby
I really like this cover and I can't wait for May to read this one!!

And another book I can't wait for has a goodreads summary but no cover...aww!
Summary from Goodreads for The Springsweet by Saundra Mitchell. This is a companion novel to The Vespertine.

Release April 17, 2012

It’s a long way from Baltimore to Oklahoma Territory. But Zora Stewart will go any distance to put the tragic events of her sixteenth summer behind her. So this city girl heads to the tiny frontier town of West Glory to help her young widowed aunt keep her homestead going.

When another Baltimorean shows up in West Glory, Zora couldn’t be more surprised. Theo de la Croix made the long trip out west hoping to court Zora, whom he has long admired from afar.
But Zora has developed an attraction to a rather less respectable fellow: Emerson Birch, a rough-mannered young “sooner” whose fertile land is coveted.

As Zora begins to suspect that there may be more than luck behind Emerson’s good land, she discovers an extraordinary, astonishing power of her own: the ability to sense water under the parched earth. When her aunt hires her out as a “springsweet” to advise other settlers where to dig their wells, Zora feels the burden of holding the key to something so essential to survival in this unforgiving land.

Even more, she finds herself longing for love the way the prairie thirsts for water. Maybe, in the wildness of the territories, Zora can finally move beyond simply surviving and start living.

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake releases on the 30th!!

Just your average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills-people story. . .

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until his gruesome murder by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn't expect anything outside of the ordinary: move, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, but now stained red and dripping blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.

And she, for whatever reason, spares his life.
Thanks for reading and see you tomorrow for IMM!


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UK said...

Flawless is a light, fun, quick read with strong message about self-respect, and being happy and confident with who are you, looks and all. It's also a story about loyalty, friendship, love and family. Maybe it's the book geek in me, but I love reading a story that pulls in the classics and I liked what Lara did with her retelling and modernizing of the classic Cyrano de Bergerac.

I really liked the story's main character, Sarah. She's a beautiful character both outside and in and her only outward flaw is her large nose. Something that she at one time was insecure about, but she's learned to love it. Lara did a wonderful job on her realistic portrayal of how Sarah feels that's the one thing that everyone looks at. Even though she's accepted that her nose is part of who she is, she still feels that's all people see about her, when in reality it's not. Then there's her best friend Kristin, you know the one who's got those flawless looks and has it all together? Yeah, that one. These two have more than their good looks, they have a genuine, trust worthy, loyal friendship that I loved. I really enjoyed getting to know both Kristen and Sarah who have been best friend for years, and know everything little thing about each other. Not to mention they are completely loyal and supportive of each other, even when they both of their sites set on the hot new guy, Rock.

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