Monday, May 31

Lament by Maggie Stiefvater

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Deirdre Monaghan is a prodigiously gifted musician. She's about to find out she's also a cloverhand - one who can see faeries.

Unexpectedly, Deirdre finds herself infatuated with a mysterious boy named Luke, who enters her ordinary life, seemingly out of thin air. But his interest in her might be something darker than summer romance. When a sinister faerie named Aodhan shows up with deadly orders from the Faerie Queen, it forces Dee right into the midst of Faerie. Caught in the crossfire with Deirdre is James, her wisecracking but loyal best friend.

Deirdre had been wishing her summer weren't so dull, but taking on a centuries-old Faerie Queen isn't exactly what she had in mind.

My Thoughts: I'll start off by saying Maggie is one of my favorite authors. I was sucked into Shiver and really enjoyed Linger. Lament was a whole new story with new characters. We meet Deirdre who is a very good musician. I got the vibe she wasn't very popular, just your normal average 16 year old girl. She kind of keeps to herself but does have a best friend named James. I really liked James but we didn't get to know him very well. He made appearances throughout the story but never for very long and never many details. We also meet Luke who is infatuated with Dee. They are drawn to one another which begins their epic love story. Luke was sent to kill Dee but he falls in love with her. That than upsets the queen and all heck breaks lose.

I really enjoyed hearing Luke's story. I wasn't too sure about him at first. I wanted to know more about him and why he acted the way he did.

I enjoyed Lament but I didn't love it as much as Shiver. I just felt I couldn't connect to Dee and Luke as much as Grace and Sam. Luke was a likable character and he had some good moments but I wasn't hanging on his every word like I was on Sam's. I still will be reading Ballad soon. I find it hard I didn't like this book as much as Shiver though, I have been on a fairy kick lately so I thought I would have loved loved it.

Overall: Really liked it but didn't love it. Ballad here I come. I want to know more about James.

Cover: I like the cover but think I like the cover for Ballad more.

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Saturday, May 29

In My Mailbox (36) 5/29/10

In My Mailbox Is Inspired by Kristi@The Story Siren

This week was super slow for me but thats alright. I did manage to send out a lot of books to make room for summer/fall releases.

Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols

Summary: Two irresistible boys. One unforgettable summer.

Lori can't wait for her summer at the lake. She loves wake boarding and hanging with her friends--including the two hotties next door. With the Vader brothers, she's always been just one of the guys. Now that she's turning sixteen, she wants to be seen as one of the girls, especially in the eyes of Sean, the older brother. But that's not going to happen--not if the younger brother, Adam, can help it.

Lori plans to make Sean jealous by spending time with Adam. Adam has plans of his own for Lori. As the air heats up, so does this love triangle. Will Lori's romantic summer melt into one hot mess?

Endless Summer is the sequel to The Boys Next Door. This edition includes The Boys Next Door & Endless Summer.

Glimmerglass By Jenna Black

Summary: Dana Hathaway doesn’t know it yet, but she’s in big trouble. When her alcoholic mom shows up at her voice recital drunk, Dana decides she’s had it with being her mother’s keeper, so she packs her bags and heads to stay with her mysterious father in Avalon: the only place on Earth where the regular, everyday world and the magical world of Faerie intersect. But from the moment Dana sets foot in Avalon, everything goes wrong, for it turns out she isn't just an ordinary teenage girl—she's a Faeriewalker, a rare individual who can travel between both worlds, and who can bring magic into the human world and technology into Faerie.

Soon, she finds herself tangled up in a cutthroat game of Fae politics. Someone's trying to kill her, and everyone wants something from her, even her newfound friends and family. Suddenly, life with her alcoholic mom doesn't sound half bad, and Dana would do anything to escape Avalon and get back home. Too bad both her friends and her enemies alike are determined not to let her go . . .

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Friday, May 28

As You Wish by Jackson Pearce

Summary: Ever since Viola's boyfriend broke up with her, she has spent her days silently wishing—to have someone love her again and, more importantly, to belong again—until one day she inadvertently summons a young genie out of his world and into her own. He will remain until she makes three wishes.

Jinn is anxious to return home, but Viola is terrified of wishing, afraid she will not wish for the right thing, the thing that will make her truly happy. As the two spend time together, the lines between master and servant begin to blur, and soon Jinn can't deny that he's falling for Viola. But it's only after Viola makes her first wish that she realizes she's in love with Jinn as well . . . and that if she wishes twice more, he will disappear from her life—and her world—forever.

Jackson Pearce spins a magical tale about star-crossed lovers, what it means to belong . . . and how important it is to be careful what you wish for.

My Thoughts: Wow, Wow, Wow. I'll start off by saying that I loved this book. We are introduced to Viola who is 16, lonely, nothing can ever go right, and she just wants to fit in. She had the life before. She had a hot boyfriend named Lawrence and she felt like she belonged with him. Now she's alone and feels like an outsider. Her boyfriend was once her best friend, than they got together, than he realized he was gay. Not Viola's happiest year. She is just kind of there, almost invisible to everyone. Nobody dislikes her but nobody really loves her either. Except in a best friend kind of way. Than comes along Jinn aka a genie to grant her 3 wishes. Jinn just shows up, wants Viola to wish so he can go back home. The longer he stays in the mortal world, the more he ages. He stops worrying about it so much after a while but its still fun to see how scared he was becoming.

At first Viola thinks shes going crazy because she is the only one who can see him. She than realizes he is real! This book was cute and had a bit of fluff but it was awesome. It was so addicting once I started reading I couldn't put it down until the ending. Viola ends up getting a new boyfriend Aaron and finally is becoming somebody again. She paints and has her best friend, what more could a girl want?

I really liked Jinn, I enjoyed his presence and wanted to see him on every page. He is sweet and he really cares about people. He does not just force his master to wish, he wants them to wish for things they want, he does not want them unhappy.

I liked all the relationships throughout this book. I liked how Viola and Lawrence stayed friends after the breakup. I liked how Lawrence and Jinn became friends, and I especially liked Jinn's and Viola's relationship.

Overall: Amazing book. I haven't read much about genies but Jinn is irresistible and a very lovable character.

Cover: I think the cover is cute enough. Yes, its somewhat plan but I think it does the book justice.

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Thursday, May 27

The Star Shack

By Lila Castle

Summary: Pete and Annabelle live for their summers together on Gingerbread Beach. They've always believed they were a perfect pair… until junior year, when Annabelle becomes obsessed with astrology. Now they can hardly stand each other. Pete thinks that Annabelle (a Leo) has become a total flake; Annabelle thinks Pete (a Scorpio) has become an uptight jerk.

When Annabelle dares Pete to open a summer business on the Boardwalk generating personalized horoscopes, their fast-paced, hilarious bickering soon rises to a fever pitch. The he-said/she-said advice of the Star Shack is wildly popular and seems able to fix any relationship problem… except their own.

But when one of Annabelle's star charts helps catch a thief, Pete might have to admit that the stars could really hold the key to the future…and to his own heart.

My Thoughts: Whoa. I love astrology so as soon as I read the description I knew I had to read this! We meet Annabelle and Pete who have had a thing since they were just kids and have came Gingerbread Beach every summer since. Annabelle has recently became really into astrology and Pete doesn't really believe in it. He believes more in everyday is a new day, etc. He starts to get fed up with Annabelle and she challenges him to open a summer business reading off people's astrology he can't deny it. You can see the chemistry between these two from the get go, and you just know they should be together. Many obstacles rise throughout the book keeping them from getting back together. This book was full of cute and fun! I loved all the astrology we saw throughout the book and the way they were together. We also get to watch other characters get together and fall in love. This book was a fun read.

Overall: I really liked this one. Its a cute book that makes you want to smile and go kick your shoes off at a beach, kind of impossible to do when its covered in snow outside but now I want to head on outside and wish there was sun outside

Cover: The cover is adorable!

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Wednesday, May 26

Waiting On Wednesday (47)

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill over at Breaking The Spine!

Cum Laude by Cecily Von Ziegesar

Summary: Dexter College is a small liberal arts college in the quiet town of Home, Maine. But it won't stay quiet for long with this group of freshmen. There's Shipley--blonde and beautiful, the object of envy and more than a little lust. Determined to assert herself and to shed her good-girl image, she buys cigarettes and condoms, because that's what every self-respecting college girl does. Her edgy roommate, Eliza, came to Dexter to get noticed, and she has the attitude and the mouth to prove it. Then there's Tom. Handsome, privileged, used to getting his own way, he's a jock-turned-artist who thinks his paintings will change the world. Sensitive Nick, Tom's wake-and-bake pot-smoking roommate, wants to follow in the footsteps of his boarding-school hero. And then there are brother and sister Adam and Tragedy Gatz. The freckle-faced farm boy lives at home with his parents and his little sister, who does all she can to stop him from being a wuss.

As Shipley, Eliza, Tom, Nick, and Adam find out, that first year of college is more than credits and cramming. Between the lust and the love, the secrecy and the scandal, they'll all receive an unexpected education. It's a time of shifting alliances, unrequited crushes, and coming of age. Find Yourself is Dexter's motto. And they are determined to do just that.

I really enjoy the show Gossip Girl so of course I will read this because its by the same author as the books. I think it sounds promising!

Tuesday, May 25


As most of you know I run an ARC Tour Website! Sometimes authors/publishers contact me about donating. Other times I donate ARCS that get sent to me for review. I like to share. Bloggers generally contact me if they are really really interested in a book and if enough of the reviewers do this, I try to request the book from the pubilsher/author for the tour site.

For the past week I have been getting around 5 emails a day asking if I can get arcs for the tour site, most of them are from seeing BEA posts! I didn't make it to BEA unfortunately. If you went to BEA, please consider donating to the ARC Tour Site! It would make so many bloggers happy who live on the opposite side of the country and couldn't make it.

Facts About The ARC Tours:
1. Each person keeps the book one week.
2. Each Person Purchases DC when mailing so we can track the books.
3. Each person reads/reviews the book.

Why It's awesome to donate an ARC.
1. We all know that ARCs are hard to come by and not that many get printed up usually. Especially those arcs everyone are talking about from BEA (if you didn't go, than its harder to get one of those, limited)
2. It makes you feel good to share arcs so people can enjoy them and feel awesome while reading them before their release dates.
3. It generates book buzz and gets the authors name/book title out there.
4. When sharing an ARC, it actually gets to be read. When your a booklover like us, its important to know people are reading that book! Isn't it the most amazing thing to know you are sharing a book and not just letting it sit there on your bookshelf collecting dust.
5. No matter what, its awesome! Refer to 1-4 if you don't believe me.

If your curious as to what ARC requests I have been getting the most, here are the top 10 requests. Of course there are others as well.

1. Return To Paradise by Simone Elkeles
2. Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia
3. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
4. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
5. Fixing Delilah Hannaford by Sarah Ockler
6. Virgin Territory by James Lecesne
7. Matched by Ally Condie
8. Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
9. Rich And Mad by William Nicholson
10. Delirium by Lauren Oliver

If you have an extra from BEA or just in general you would like to donate, please contact me! It would totally make someones day and send good karma your way (don't we all need that?)!

Around The World ARC Tours appreciates any donations! Every single one of us who are a member of the site.

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So Over My Head

By Jenny B Jones


Fresh from saving the prom from a disastrous end, Bella--the amateur sleuth of Truman High--is ready to relax with her new boyfriend, Luke. Or so she thought.

When Luke's ex shows up, Bella has to wage a full-scale war to win him back. Her father is moments away from saying "I do" to a diva with shady motives. And a murdering magician has disappeared, leaving Bella dangling on a tightrope of one crazy adventure after another. Can Bella stop a wedding, win back the boy, and catch a killer before he strikes again?

My Thoughts: We are back to join Bella and the gang for another adventure. We are reunited with Bella's family and her friends. And of course Luke. Dreamy sexy nerdy Luke. There is a carnival in town and of course a murder just has to happen. And Bella is right there investigating to find out what happen and who ended up doing the murdering. Theres also another storyline going on at the same time, a few actually. One, Bella thinks that her fathers soon to be wife is up to something, and not something good. Bella doesn't want her father to get hurt so she starts looking into that. And of course there has to be some drama with Luke. His ex is back in town and she has her claws hooked right into him. Bella knows she has competition and it annoys her!

I really liked finding out what was going on with her Dad's girlfriend. I even liked how Bella's ex was thrown into the mix. Just as a friend of course, more or less he owed Bella a few favors after what he did to her. I also liked how Bella and her buddy worked for the carnival while investigating. And Luke. Oh Luke. I didn't like him as much in this book as the others. There were a few parts where he came off as a bit annoying. I think its because he kept defending his ex, and I wanted to yell at him, open your eyes, she clearly wants you back!!!! I still like Luke though.

With this series, I think that if you have a bit country in you, you'll enjoy these. If you've ever been around pigs,horses, farms, you'll feel right at home.

I recommend reading this series in order if you haven't already!

Overall: I think my favorite book so far was the 1st in the series. But it introduces us to everyone and it just flows really nicely. I still really enjoyed So Over My Head though and I like taking adventures with Bella.

Cover: This is my favorite cover! I could see Bella looking like the girl, I like the Ferris wheel in the background, and of course the pink cover.

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Sunday, May 23

Author Interview-Review-& Giveaway!!!

Welcome Morgan To Princess Bookie!

1.What did you find the most difficult part while writing Amy and Roger's Epic Detour?

I found the descriptions of the places very challenging. I really wanted the reader to feel like they were there in each new location. I’ve driven cross-country three times now – and the most recent trip was to do research for this book – but it’s hard to take notes when you’re driving! So much of a road trip is just what you feel when you’re driving through a place, and that can be hard to re-create. I took lots of pictures, and made what notes I could, but I was aware, in each new location, that it was a real challenge to get the description and the feeling of the place right.

2. If you could spend a day with Amy or Roger, who would you choose and why?

I’d like to spend a day with Roger. I think he’s got some great stories that didn’t make it into the book. I think he still has a little more to say, and I’d like to hear it. Plus, he’s got good music, and is always happy to drive!

3. What is your favorite book off all time?

This is SUCH a hard question. I know after I answer it, I’m going to think of three other books I wish I’d chosen. But one of my top ten books is I Capture the Castle, by Dodie Smith. It’s just incredible.

4. Who is your mentor, another author you look up to?

David Levithan has been an incredible mentor to me. He was my professor in graduate school, and was my thesis adviser on the book that became Amy & Roger. He’s also, of course, a brilliant author, and so generous with advice and always willing to welcome new writers. I have nothing but admiration for him.

5. If a young adult were to come off with just one message from your book, what would
you want it to be?

I think it might be that the journey is better with two people. That it might seem easier, or safer, to deal with things on your own and keep stuff inside, but ultimately, you’re much better off letting someone help and be there for you – even if it’s not the person you expected at first.

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Amy And Roger's Epic Detour

Amy Curry thinks her life sucks. Her mom decides to move from California to Connecticut to start anew--just in time for Amy's senior year. Her dad recently died in a car accident. So Amy embarks on a road trip to escape from it all, driving cross-country from the home she's always known toward her new life. Joining Amy on the road trip is Roger, the son of Amy's mother's old friend. Amy hasn't seen him in years, and she is less than thrilled to be driving across the country with a guy she barely knows. So she's surprised to find that she is developing a crush on him. At the same time, she's coming to terms with her father's death and how to put her own life back together after the accident. Told in traditional narrative as well as scraps from the road--diner napkins, motel receipts, postcards--this is the story of one girl's journey to find herself.

My Thoughts: We are introduced to Amy. Shy reluctant Amy who has been through such a tragedy. She lost her father and still had a hard time adjusting. I also lost my dad so I can relate to exactly what she was feeling. She was lonely, never really being able to talk to her mom or brother about it. Everyone kept their feelings bottled up. Like things couldn't get any worst, Amy's mom pairs her up with an old friend, Roger. They haven't seen each other in years and she barely remembers him. Her family is showing the house so Amy must go meet up with her mom in another state. Roger shows up and Amy takes off with him to embark on a road trip.
Things are uncomfortable at first. I mean, think about it, spending 4 days in a car with a boy you barely know! They slowly start to talk and he tells her about his ex girlfriend who broke up with him and how he didn't even see it coming! Amy starts to open up with him. I really liked how they could stay in a motel together, sleep in the same bed, but they were so tired they barely made it to the bed before they fell asleep. I liked how they faced each other when they fell asleep. Roger was such a sweetheart and I really liked him. Amy was a nice girl who just had a case of bad luck. This story was so much fun. I loved the journal she wrote on, the notes scribbled in her handwriting, and the play-lists Roger made. Most of the book I spend wondering, when are you two going to look at one another and really see each other! They had great chemistry as friends. This was a wonderful story about finding yourself and taking the next step in curing your fears, with a little romance mixed in.

Overall: Loved It! Despite it being over 300 pages I finished it in one sitting! Great book!

Cover: I really like it. I am always drawn to covers where the guy and girl are holding hands. There is just something so sweet about it.

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In My Mailbox (38) 5/22/10

In My Mailbox Is Inspired by Kristi@The Story Siren

I didn't get too many this week and the next few weeks will be really slow since I preordered a few but they don't come out for a while.

The Juliet Club by Suzanne Harper
Heart Of The Matter by Emily Giffin
Somebody Everybody Listens Too by Suzanne Supplee
Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead
Oracle Of Dating by Allison Van Diepen
Fat Vampire by Adam Rex
Pucker Up by Rhonda Stapleton
Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin
Jump by Elisa Carbone

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Friday, May 21

Demon Princess Reign Check

by Michelle Rowen

Nikki Donovan was a demon princess. Now she’s a demon princess in love.

Fresh from finding out she is a demon princess and meeting her father for the first time, Nikki Donovan is looking forward to getting back to her regular high school life. But then Rhys, the handsome teenage king of the faery realm, enrolls at her school as a “foreign exchange student.” Her conflicted feelings for Rhys and her boyfriend are getting in the way of her new relationship with the Shadow-creature Michael. But this love triangle from hell isn’t even Nikki’s biggest problem: There’s a new prophecy that claims she will destroy all the demon and human worlds. Her best friend Melinda just might be a demon-slayer-in-training. Throw in a field trip to none other than the Underworld itself . . . and Nikki’s going to be hoping for a rain check on more than just her homework!

My Thoughts: I have been on such a kick of reading Young Adult books! And amazing ones at that! In the first book Demon Princess Reign or Shine. We meet Nikki Donovan who moved to a new town two months because her mom got remarried, for the fourth time! Her father left her and her mom before she was even born. She is just trying to fit it and becomes friends with the popular girl. She snags a super cute popular guy and her life can't get any better. Until, she gets herself a bit of a stalker and finds out that her father is dying and he is demon! What does that make her? Yes, thats right, his heir to the throne and a demon princess. We get to know her stalker whose name is Michael. Michael is a shadow and basically a servant to her father. Of course Michael just so happens to catch Nikki's eye in a more than friend kind of a way and she begins to have feelings for him. She realizes things may not may as they seem and she just wants a normal life.

Now I'm done with the refresher course! In Demon Princess Reign Check, Nikki is back, even trying to be more normal than before. She is going to school, not letting her being a demon princess control her life. But than, what has to happen? Rhys, the fairy who lives in the forest aka the King Of The Fairy Side enrolls in Nikki's school. There is a new prophecy that insists Nikki is going to destroy everything and Rhys needs to know if its true so he can protect his people! Rhys and Nikki slowly become friends and he learns many secrets during his stay in the human world. He even finds out the name of his future queen through a dragon prophecy. What he does not find out is the truth behind his parent's death but one person does know. Nikki.

Nikki's mind goes back and forth between Michael and Rhys. She has feelings for them both but how can you choose between a hot shadow and a hot fairy. I myself couldn't control the lust I felt for them both. Yes, I really do like Michael, but lately I have found myself falling more in love with fairies and Rowen throws a super cute super charming magical fairy into this book who just took my breathe away.

Does Nikki find out if the stories about her are true? Does she make any more friends along the way to take her side in a fight? What about Melinda, her demon slaying friend? What happens to Michael and Rhys?

Overall: I loved this book! This series rocks and I can't wait to read more! I hope there is going to be another book.

Cover: Love it! I think that is Michael on the cover? He's a cutie! Now I wonder what Rhys looks like. Love the pink cover and the horns on her head.

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Thursday, May 20

Something About You

By Julie James

Summary: Staying overnight in a luxury hotel, Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron Lynde overhears a high-profile murder involving a U.S. Senator. Special Agent Jack Pallas is assigned to the investigation-the same Jack Pallas who still blames her for nearly ruining his career three years ago. Now the pair will have to put their rocky past behind them, focus on the case at hand-and smother the flame of their sizzling-hot sexual tension.

My Thoughts: We are introduced to Cameron Lynde who is an assistant US attorney. Even though she is an assistant attorney she is a sweet and caring person. When we think of people of attorneys we always think of tough hard women. Yes, Cameron is tough but she actually cares about people. Yes, she could outsmart you but she is a kind person. She gets herself stuck in a situation where she hears a murder take place. All she wanted to do was relax in a hotel room for one night. Of course that just can't happen for her. She than gets paired up with Jack Pallas. He has to watch over her while they try to catch the killer. Jack is your typical hero. He is gorgeous and I'd let him guard me anytime. Jack and Cameron have a history together, they worked on case 3 years ago and things didn't go so well. We also get introduced to Jack's partner and Cameron's friends which add a nice touch to the book. Is Cameron in trouble? Does Jack protect her? What happens between them? Does the fire ignite once again or do they just figure out who is the killer and move on with their lives separate from one another? Read this book now!

I absolutely love Julie James. I've read her previous books, Just The Sexist Man Alive and Practice Makes Perfect and I've given all 3 books 5 stars. I'll be honest, I don't really read many books focused on crimes, FBI agents, or lawyers. I watch enough of that on television so reading these kind of books just doesn't do it for me however Julie's books are brilliant. They also include a lot of romance and they are just awesome. Just The Sexist Man Alive was probably my favorite book but its hard to choose a favorite, because they are all wonderful. Julie James is a must buy for me. As soon as the book hits the shelve, I buy it and devour it in a few days.

Overall: Loved It! Loved Cameron and Jack. Loved the case. Loved The Whole Story and Characters.

Cover: The cover is gorgeous. I love the guys tux and I love her dress. Isn't it beautiful? All James covers are neat, they all cut off on half the face so we never really know what they look like but the clothes and colors are always neat.

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Tuesday, May 18

Waiting On Wednesday (46)

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill over at Breaking The Spine!

Crash Test Love by Ted Michael

Summary: The last thing Henry Arlington wants is a girlfriend. He's just very, very good with girls—reading their body language, knowing what they want to hear, and more importantly: getting them into the backseat of his car. But all that changes when he meets Garrett Lennox at one of the many Sweet Sixteen parties he crashes.

Garrett thinks she's done with guys. She was dumped by her ex when she moved from Chicago to Long Island, and now she realizes that she needs to find out who she is by herself, instead of with a boyfriend. What she really needs is some good friends.

Fortunately for Garrett, the J Squad—the "it" girls of East Shore High School—want her in their clique. All she has to do is pass one little test: get East Shore god Henry Arlington to take her to one of the biggest Sweet Sixteens of the year, then dump him in front of everyone.

Garrett has promised herself not to fall for another guy, so playing with Henry's heart shouldn't be hard. Right?

And Henry doesn't fall for girls, so when he and Garrett start to click, it doesn't matter. Does it?
As William Shakespeare once said, "Love is blind," or in this case, the lovers may be, as Henry and Garrett fall in love—and into the trap that awaits them. Because neither of them can even begin to see what the girls of Henry Arlington's past have in store.

I've been eyeing this one for a while!!!! Can't wait to read it!!!

Sunday, May 16

She's So Dead To Us

By Kieran Scott

Summary: Perfect, picturesque Orchard Hill. It was the last thing Ally Ryan saw in the rear-view mirror as her mother drove them out of town and away from the shame of the scandal her father caused when his hedge fund went south and practically bankrupted all their friends -- friends that liked having trust funds and new cars, and that didn't like constant reminders that they had been swindled. So it was adios, Orchard Hill. Thanks for nothing.

Now, two years later, Ally's mother has landed a job back at the site of their downfall. So instead of Ally's new low-key, happy life, it'll be back into the snake pit with the likes of Shannen Moore and Hammond Ross.

But then there's Jake Graydon. Handsome, wealthy, bored Jake Graydon. He moved to town after Ally left and knows nothing of her scandal, but does know that he likes her. And she likes him. So off into the sunset they can go, right? Too bad Jake's friends have a problem with his new crush since it would make Ally happy. And if anyone deserves to be unhappy, it's Ally Ryan.

Ally was hoping to have left all the drama in the past, but some things just can't be forgotten. Isn't there more to life than money?

My Thoughts: Lately I have told myself I would only read books that I have heard raving reviews about. Most of you know Kieran Scott is actually Kate Brian. We are introduced to Ally whose family was involved in a major scandal and was basically forced to move away because of her dad's mistake. She is back in Orchard Hill after her father leaving and her mother finding a job there. Nobody welcomes Ally with open arms except newcomer Jake. Jake is new in town, but whats more? He lives in Ally's old house!!! Why is everyone so against Ally and Jake being together? Why can't she just rejoin their group. It wasn't her fault what her father did. I really enjoyed this novel. I loved how the chapters rotated between Ally and Jake. I didn't like Ally's old group much, they did all seem like spoiled rich kids and I felt like she was more than that. I really enjoyed learning about each of the characters in the book and I really liked Jake from the first page we met him. There were times I wish he would have stood up for Ally but he was put in a tough situation. I am itching to get my hands on book 2! I really enjoyed reading this book and I devoured it in one sitting. I just wanted to know what happened next.

Overall: Really loved this one. Of course the last page left me saying, ARRRGGGG because I want the second book in the series now!

Cover: The cover is awesome. I love the way it looks.

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Friday, May 14

Hate List by Jennifer Brown

Summary: Five months ago, Valerie Leftman's boyfriend, Nick, opened fire on their school cafeteria. Shot trying to stop him, Valerie inadvertently saved the life of a classmate, but was implicated in the shootings because of the list she helped create. A list of people and things she and Nick hated. The list he used to pick his targets.

Now, after a summer of seclusion, Val is forced to confront her guilt as she returns to school to complete her senior year. Haunted by the memory of the boyfriend she still loves and navigating rocky relationships with her family, former friends and the girl whose life she saved, Val must come to grips with the tragedy that took place and her role in it, in order to make amends and move on with her life.

My Thoughts: I've been sitting here looking at this page for a while now, trying to come up with the right words for this review. Hate List is like nothing I've ever read before. We are introduced to Valerie and her boyfriend Nick. Valerie is your average high school student; quiet, somewhat dorky, and gets made fun of. Her boyfriend ranks on the same social level as her. This story is told in flashbacks and present time chapters. Nick and Valerie start a hate list, a notebook in which they write peoples names who they do not like or have made fun of them. Its just a simple idea to make themselves feel better. Valerie doesn't think anything serious will have come off it, its just a way to vent off steam.

One day at school Nick shows up. Valerie tells him about a classmate breaking her ipod and Nick goes up to her, pulls out a gun, and starts shooting. As stunned as Valerie is, she jumps in front of another girl (the girl she detests the most) and tells Nick to Stop!! He hurts many students, including Valerie, and then fires the gun on himself.

Valerie is devastated, she never saw this coming. Yes her and Nick talked about suicide, being mad at others, but it was never supposed to be serious. They were "just talking." Valerie has to go back to school the following year and face her demons. She has to graduate and suffer through senior year with everyone looking at her.

This story is amazing. We feel like we are really there experiencing this tragedy. Valerie is shunned, nobody wants anything to do with her, they figure since she was Nick's girlfriend she was in on it and she deserves the same fate he got. Its hard to sum up why this book was so amazing. I was sad because of all the student's deaths, I was just flat out emotional.

If this book is sad, why should I read it? Its the kind of sad that makes you really think about life and whats important. Its not just sad, its also heart-wrenching and you will never see the people who stick by Valerie coming. She does make new friends. You get to see how her family treats her and her therapist. You get to understand Nick a little bit more and realize why he did what he did. As much as I wanted to cry throughout this book its one of those books that even though you know bad things are going to happen, you can't stop yourself from reading.

I recommend this book to anyone who has ever went to high school or lived through any kind of violence at school. Anyone who has been picked on by the bully or has been the bully!

Overall: I loved this one. Yes, it was emotional but it was also really great. The last few pages I did have tears rolling down my cheeks but honestly I'm not sure if they were good or bad tears. Definitely have the Kleenex ready.

Cover: I really like it. I like the black and white aspect of it.

What I'd Give It:

Thursday, May 13

My Double Life By Janette Rallison

Summary: Her whole life, Alexia Garcia has been told that she looks just like pop star Kari Kingsley, and one day when Alexia’s photo filters through the Internet, she’s offered a job to be Kari’s double. This would seem like the opportunity of a lifetime, but Alexia’s mother has always warned her against celebrities.

Rebelliously, Alexia flies off to L.A. and gets immersed in a celebrity life. Not only does she have to get used to getting anything she wants, she romances the hottest lead singer on the charts, and finds out that her own father is a singing legend. Through it all, Alexia must stay true to herself, which is hard to do when you are pretending to be somebody else!

My Thoughts:
We are introduced to Alexia who is in high school. The thing I really liked about Alexia is she is actually smart. Like really smart and you can see she is smart by just the way she talks and acts. She's not annoying. She's real. She also looks just like singer Kari Kingsley! Put blond hair on her and change the nose a little bit and she would pass as her double! Alexia is just trying to make it through high school, and go to college on a scholarship. Her mom never had much money but they get by. She asks a boy to a dance and he ends up making out with her enemy! Things can't get any weirder for Alexia. That is of course until Kari's manager shows up to ask Alexia if she'll take a job as a double for Kari so Kari can focus on her album and not have to make guest appearances for other things.

Alexia eventually agrees and she goes on to live the celebrity life. She meets her celeb crush Grant and starts to fall in love with him. But he thinks she's Kari so things can never work out between them. How can she tell him the truth that she's a nobody from a small town?

What happens between Alexia and Grant? What happens between Kari and Alexia, do they become friends? Who else does she get to meet?

I really enjoyed this one. I've read Just One Wish by Janette Rallison and this one is just as cute. I love how this book focused on celebrities and the way Alexia got to meet her real world celeb crush. There are also many side plots, such as Alexia finally getting to meet her father who went out of the picture a long time ago. The duet between Alexia and Grant was smoldering! It was romantic and I wish it would happen to me! A Girl Can Always Dream. I recommend this book for anyone who is looking for a fun book especially if your a celeb look a like or have a crush on a celeb (mine is Chad Michael Murray).

Love it! I love the way she looks confident and all the details on the cover. For example, the wedding ring on the camera man's finger. The cover is very detailed.

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Tuesday, May 11

Waiting On Wednesday (44)

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill over at Breaking The Spine!

Wanted by Sara Shepard

Summary: In Rosewood, majestic estates sprawl for acres, and Tiffany toggle bracelets dangle from every girl's wrist. But not all that glitters is gold, and the town harbors secrets darker than anyone could imagine—like the truth about what really happened the night Alison DiLaurentis went missing. . . .

Back in middle school, Ali plucked Emily, Hanna, Aria, and Spencer from obscurity and turned them into the beautiful, popular girls everyone wanted to be. Ali was the best friend they ever had. But she also made them do terrible things and taunted them with their worst secrets. Now, three years later, all their questions about Ali have finally been answered and they can put this awful chapter of their lives behind them. Or so they think.

Not every story has a happy ending, especially when four pretty little liars have done so many wicked things. In the dramatic conclusion of Sara Shepard's bestselling Pretty Little Liars series, Emily, Hanna, Aria, and Spencer could get everything they've ever wanted—unless A has one more horrifying twist in store.

Yes, I am a big fangirl of The Pretty Little Liars Series! I read all of them within a week! I'm anxious to find out what happens after the 7th book!!! Thankfully I just read them a few months ago and didn't have to wait long for the release of Wanted!

In My Mailbox (37) 5/15/10

In My Mailbox Is Inspired by Kristi@The Story Siren

This week I only got mail a few days of the week but the days I got mail were amazing. The other days, I got zip in the mailbox! I also bought some books from amazon from my giftcard but they haven't came yet! I got a lot from pbs, trades, review this week. This is one of the nicest mailbox posts I've had in a while! Yay!

Nothing But Trouble
by Rachel Gibson
Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken (traded with Carol than got hardback through pbs)
The Wishlist by Gabi Stevens
Vampire Diaries Return Shadow Souls by LJ Smith
Insatiable by Meg Cabot (traded with Carol)
Heart To Heart by Lurlene McDaniel
Penitence by Jennifer Laurens
Sleepless by Cyn Balog
Kiss It by Erin Downing
Aces Up by Lauren Barnholdt
One Night That Changes Everything by Lauren Barnholdt
Take Me There by Carolee Dean
Nightshade by Andrea Cremer (already read via the tours, amazing book)
Under My Skin by Judith Graves
Her Me And You by Lauren Strasnick
Burned by PC Cast (2nd copy) got from a game on pbs
Beautiful Between by Alyssa Sheinmel (already read via tours)
Stealing Kathryn by Jacqueline Frank
And Than Everything Unraveled by Jennifer Sturman
And Than I Found Out The Truth by Jennifer Sturman

What Did You Get This Week?

Monday, May 10

Books I've Read

In 2010

1.Devoured by Amanda Marrone
2. How To Hook A Hottie by Tina Ferraro
3. The View From The Top by Hillary Frank
4. You Are So Undead To Me by Stacey Jay
5. Undead Much by Stacey Jay
6. Hearts At Stake by Alyxandra Harvey
7. Little Miss Red by Robin Palmer
8. Match Made In High School by Kristin Walker
9. Sister's Red by Jackson Pearce **
10.Playing With Fire by Gena Showalter
11.Twice As Hot by Gena Showalter
12. Jenna's Cowboy by Sharon Gillenwater
13. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
14.So Not Happening by Jenny B Jones
15.The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
16. The DArk Divine by Bree Despain
17. My Boyfriend's Dogs by Dandi Daley Mackall
18. I'm So Sure by Jenny B Jones
19. Wish by Alexandra Bullen **
20. Heist Society by Ally Carter
21. The Life Of Glass by Jillian Cantor
22. One Lonely Degree by CK Kelly Martin
23. Oh My Gods by Tera Lynn Childs
24.Guilty Pleasure (Bound Hearts, #11) by Lora Leigh
25.The Initiation and The Captive, Part I (The Secret Circle, #1-2) by By LJ Smith
26. Falling For Romeo by Jennifer Laurens
27. Nailed by Jennifer Laurens
28. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
29. The Snowball Effect by Holly Nicole Hoxter
30. If I Stay by Gayle Foreman
31. Demon Can't Help It by Kathy Love
32. Shade by Jeri Smith Ready
33. Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood by Eileen Cook
34. Goddess Boot Camp by Tera Lynn Childs

35. Switch by Megan Hart
36. When Mike Kissed Emma by Christine Marciniak
37. Claire De Lune by Christine Johnson
38. Love Undercover by Jo Edwards3
39. The Turning by Jennifer Armintrout
40. Something Borrowed by Catherine Hapka
41.The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott
42. Inside Out by Maria Snyder **
43. Stalker Girl by Rosemary Graham
44. Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti
45. Prey by Rachel Vincent
46. Shadow Hills by Anatasia Hopcus
47.Stillburrow Crush by Linda Kage
48.Private by Kate Brian
49.Invitation Only by Kate Brian
50. Untouchable by Kate Brian
51. Major Crush by Jennifer Echols
52. Sucks To Be Me by Kimberly Pauley
53. Boy Crazy by Hailey Abbott
54. The Cinderella Deal by Jennifer Crusie
55. Princess For Hire by Lindsey Leavitt
56. He's No Prince Charming by Luanne McLane
57. How To Ruin A Summer Vacation by Simone Elkeles
58. How To Ruin My Teenage Life by Simone Elkeles
59. How To Ruin Your Boyfriends Reputation by Simone Elkeles
60. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
61. She's So Dead To Us by Kieran Scott
62. The Tension Of Opposites by Kristina McBride

March 2010
63. The Star Shack by Lila Castle
64.Angel Star by Jennifer Murgia
65.Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers
66.Band Geek Love by Josie Bloss
67.The Karma Club by Jessica Brody
68. The Beautiful Between by Alyssa Sheinmel
69. Blood Feud by Alyxandra Harvey
70.Blush by Opal Carew
71. Moonlight by Rachel Hawthorne
72. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
73. Dead And Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
74. This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer
75. Girlfriend Material by Melissa Kantor
76. Full Moon by Rachel Hawthorne
77. After by Kristin Harmal
78. Queen Of Babble by Meg Cabot
79. Wake by Lisa McMann80. Fade by Lisa McMann
81. Gone by Lisa McMann
82. Breathing by Cheryl Herbsman
83. Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder
84. Spell Hunter by RJ Anderson
85. Wayfarer by RJ Anderson
86. Poison Study by Maria Snyder
87. You Wish by Mandy Hubbard
88. Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
89. Dairy Queen by Catherine Murdock
90. Albatross by Josie Bloss

April 2010
91. Flawless by Sara Shepard
92. Perfect by Sara Shepard
93. Plus by Veronica Chambers
94. Unbelievable by Sara Shepard
95. The Other Boy by Hailey Abbott
96. Puppy Love by Nancy Krulik
97. Wings by Aprilynne Pike
98. Spells by Aprilynne Pike
99. Skinned by Robin Wasserman
100. Hard To Get by Emma Berne Carlson
101. Flirting With Boys by Hailey Abbott
102. Heartless by Sara Shepard
103. Killer by Sara Shepard
104. Wicked by Sara Shepard
105. The Boyfriend Game by Stephie Davis
106. The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy
107. Winter Longing by Tricia Mills
108. Extra Ordinary Secrets of April May June by Robin Benway
109. White Cat by Holly Black
110. Runaway by Meg Cabot
111. Airhead by Meg Cabot
112. Being Nikkie by Meg Cabot
113. Getting Lost With Boys by Hailey Abbott
114. Top Ten Uses for An Unworn Prom Dress by Tina Ferraro
115. Cruel Summer by Alyson Noel
116. The Clearing by Heather Davis
117.Seth Baumgartner's Love Manifesto (Hardcover) by Eric LupeManifesto
118. The Summer of Skinny Dipping (Paperback) by Amanda Howells
119. Boys Bears Hiking Boots by Abby McDonald
120. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
121. Strange Angels by Lilith Saintcrow
122. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
123. I Now Pronounce You Someone Else by Erin McCahan
124. Once Dead Twice Shy by Kim Harrison
125. Forget You By Jennifer Echols
126. Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
127. Ghost and Goth by Stacey kade
128. Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

May 2010
129. Caleb and Kate by Cindy Martinusen Coloma
130. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
131. Hate List by Jennifer Brown
132. At First Sight by Catherine Hapka
133. The Accidental Werewolf by Dakota Cassidy
134. Reign Or Shine by Michelle Rowen
135. Reign Check by Michelle Rowen
136. My Double Life by Janette Rallison
137. Six Rules Of Maybe by Deb Caletti
138.Something About You By Julie James
139.Ten Cents A Dance by Christine Fletcher
140. Vampire Diaries Awakening and Struggle
141.Everlasting by Angie Frazier
142. Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin
143. Aries Rising by Bonnie Bearn Hill
144. What A Demon Wants by Kathy Love
145. Twin Fantasies by Opal Carew
146. So Over My Head by Jenny B Jones
147. Lament by Maggie Stiefvater
148. Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater
149. Mad Bad Blonde by Cathie Linz
150. Oracle of Dating by Allison Van Diepen
151. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

June 2010
152.Can't Stand The Head by Louisa Edwards
153 Aces Up by Lauren Barnholdt
154. Blonde With A Wand by Vicki Lewis Thompson
155. Knock Me For A Loop by Heidi Betts
156. One Night That Changes Everything by Lauren Barnholdt
157. The Demon In Me by Michelle Rowen
158. Take Me There Carolee Dean
159. The Girl Next Store by Celine Castrovilla
160. Grace By Elizabeth Scott
161. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
162. Glimmerglass by Jenna Black
163. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher**
164. Rich And Mad by William Nicholson
165. Duff by Kody Keplinger
166. Her Me And You by Laura Strasnick
167. Heavenly by Jennifer Laurens
168. Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles
169. Crazy For Love by Victoria Dahl
170. Thrill Ride by Rachel Hawthorne
171. Kiss It by Erin Downing
172. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
173. Jekel Loves Hyde by Beth Fantaskey
174. Perfectly Dateless by Kristin Bellerbeck
175. Secret Ties by Opal Carew
176. The Pace by Shelena Shorts
177. Somebody Everybody Listens Too by Suzanne Supplee
178.Crash Test Love by Ted Michael
179. Matched by Ally Condie
180. You Had Me At Halo by Amanda Ashby
181. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
182. Return To Paradise by Simone Elkeles
183. Tell Me Who by Jessica Wolman

JULY 2010
184. Star Crossed by Jo Cotterill
185. Truly Madly by Heather Webber
186. The Season by Sarah Maclean
187. Delirium by Lauren Oliver (awesome awesome)
188. The True Love Quilting Club by Lori Wilde
189. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
190. The Ivy by Lauren Kunze
191. Wanted by Sara Shepard
192. Tempted by Megan Hart
193. Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper
194. Watch Me by Lauren Barnholdt
195. Indigo Blues by Danielle Joseph
196. Six by Opal Carew
197. Tagged by Mara Purnhagen
198. All I Ever Wanted by Kristin Higgins
199. Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken
200. Only The Good Spy Young by Ally Carter
201. Shift by Rachel Vincent
202. Love In The Corner Pocket by Marlene Perez
203. Forbidden Heat by Opal Carew
204. The Next Best Thing by Kristin Higgins
205.Laid Bare by Lauren Dane
206. Coming Undone by Lauren Dane
207. The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
208. Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler
209. Waiting For You by Susane Colasanti
210. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
211. Rules Of Attraction by Simone Elkeles
212. Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann
213. Trust Me by Rachel Hawthorne
214. Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber **
215. Secret Society Of Pink Crystal Ball by Risa Green

August 2010
216. Rich Boys by Jenny OConnell
217. The Fidelity Files by Jessica Brody
218. True Love by Lurlene McDaniel
219. Insatiable by Meg Cabot
220. Bliss by Opal Carew
221. Rampant by Diana Peterfreud**
222. The Iron Daughter by Julie Kawaga
223. Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
224. Scarlett Fever by Maureen Johnson
225. The Espressologist by Kristina Springer
226. Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors
227. Sleepless by Cyn Balog
228. Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog
229. Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead
230. Succubus On Top by Richelle Mead
231. Succubus Dreams by Richelle Mead
232. Succubus Heat by Richelle Mead
233. Succubus Shadows by Richelle mead
234. Love Sucks by Melissa Francis
235. Stupid Cupid by Rhonda Stapleton
236. LA Candy by Lauren Conrad **
237. Invincible Summer by Hannah Moskowitz
238.Not That Kind Of Girl by Siobhan Vivian
239. Generation Dead by Daniel Waters
240. Confessions Of A First Daughter by Cassidy Calloway
241. Secrets Of A First Daughter by Cassidy Calloway
242. You Are Not Here by Samantha Schutz
243. Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols (2 books in one)
244. My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison
245. Flirting With Diasaster by Rhonda Stapleton
246. Pucker Up by Rhonda Stapleton
247. The Icing On The Cake by Alison Kent
248. Hot Finish by Erin McCarthy
249. Animal Attraction by Jamie Ponti
250. Vision In White by Nora Roberts
251. Bed Of Roses by Nora Roberts

252.  The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (favorite series)
253. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
254. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
255.  Hard To Hold by Julie Leto
256. Almost To Die For by Tate Halloway
257. Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel
258. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
259.Other by Karen Kincy
260. 13 To Life by Shannon Delaney
261. Voices Of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn
262. Dash and Lily's Book Of Dares by Rachel Cohn
263. The Candidates by Inara Scott
264. Anna And The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (AMAAZING)
265. My First Love by Callie West
266. Once In A Full Moon by Ellen Schreiber
267. Beach Blondes by Katherine Applegate (3 books in one)
268. Spring Break by Katherine Applegate
269. Naked by Megan Hart
270. Wildwing by Emily Whitman
271. Wither by Lauren Stefano

October 2010
272.  I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
273. See What I See by Gloria Whelan
274. Girl Saves Boy by Steph Bowe
275. Babe In Boyland by Jody Gehrman
276. Vampire Crush by A.M.Robinson
277. XVI by Julia Karr
278. Through Her Eyes by Julia Karr
279. Across The Universe by Beth Revis
280. Back When You Were Easier To Love by Emily Wing Smith
281. Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers
282. Desires of The Dead by Kimberly Derting
283. Slayed by Amanda Marrone
284. Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
285. Four Play by Maya Banks
286. Where I Belong by Gwen Heasley
287.Deeply Desperately by Heather Webber
288. Alpha by Rachel Vincent
289. Fallen Angel by Heather Terrell

290. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
291. Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
292. Dead To The World by Charlaine Harris
293. Starstuck by Cyn Balog
294. Dead As A Doornail by Charlaine Harris
295. Definately Dead by Charlaine Harris
296. All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
297. From Dead To Worse by Charlaine Harris
298. Living Dead In Dallas by Charlaine Harris
299. All You Get Is Me by Yvonne Prinz
300. Dead In The Family by Charlaine Harris
301. Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky
302. Five Flavors Of Dumb by Antony John
303. Other Words For Love by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal
304. Dead And Gone by Charlaine Harris
305. Rival by Sarah Bennett Wealer 
306. Something Wicked by Michelle Rowen
307.  Always A Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
308. The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
309. Inside Out by Lauren Dane
310. Deadly Little Lies by Laurie Faria Stolarz
310. Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolarz
311. Here Lies Bridgete by Paige Harbison
312. Girl Stolen by April Henry

313. Mad Love by Suzanne Selfors
314. Precious And Fragile Things by Megan Hart
315. Before I Die by Jenny Downham
316. Real Life Boyfriends by E Lockhart
317. The Boyfriend List by E Lockhart
318. The Treasure Map of Boys by E Lockhart
319. The Boy Book by E Lockhart
320. A Blue So Dark by Holly Schindler
321.  The Anti-Prom by Abby McDonald
322. One Hundred Candles by Mara Purnhagen
323. Glass Houses by Rachel Caine
324. Past Midnight by Mara Purnhagen
325. Falling Under by Gwen Hayes
326. The Dead Girls Dance by Rachel Caine
327. Fall For Anything by Courtney Summers
328. If We Kiss by Rachel Vail
329. Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine
330. Feast Of Fools by Rachel Caine
331. Lord of Misrule by Rachel Caine
332. Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine
333. Ghost Town by Rachel Caine
334. Kiss Of Death by Rachel Caine
335. Pleasure Bound by Opal Carew
336. Fade Out by Rachel Caine
337. Populazzi by Elise Allen
338. Boyfriend Of The Month Club by Maria Geraci
339. The Naughty List by Suzanne Young
340.The First Love Cookie Club by Lori Wilde

Techinally goodreads says I read 344 this year and I do think I did, but I can't remember those 4 titles. I forgot to add them to my main list. Oops.


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Runaway by Meg Cabot

Summary: Emerson Watts is on the run: from school, from work, from her family, from her friends, from herself.

With everyone she loves furious with her for something she can't explain, and nothing but the live Stark Angel fashion show on New Year's Eve to look forward to, Em's reached the end of her rope. . .what's the point of even going on?

But when she discovers the truth about Nikki's secret, she knows there's only one person she can turn to.

Will Christopher be able to put aside his personal feelings and help her expose her employer to the world? Is it even fair to get Christopher involved--since if he agrees, there's every chance that Stark Enterprises will try to have them both killed--this time, permanently?

Maybe it would be better for Em to just keep on running.

My Thoughts: Cutest Series Ever!!!! I devoured all 3 books within a 2 day period! In Runaway, we get to know Em aka Nikki and her bunch of friends again! But this time, Em is on the run with a few acquaintance's trying to keep them all out of sight! Her friend/boyfriend Christopher finally knows she is really Em and that's the best part of the story! The last 2 books had me getting frustrated wanting him to realize she was Em all a long! Em still has a lot of problems to deal with though. Brandon Stark is blackmailing Em to do what he wants and stay away from Christopher. The real Nikki wants her body back. Her agent still wants Em to do all the modeling gigs and keep her image up to date! Where does that leave Em? This book is basically the book that ties everything up and together from the previous books so make sure you read them in order!!

I adored this series! I've always liked Meg Cabot but I think this may be my favorite series of hers so far! I really liked Christopher and I liked how upset he was after Em's death. Is that bad? I liked seeing him pine over her.

Runaway got a 4 cupcake rating while Airhead and Being Nikki got 5. I liked them a tad better but I still thought Runaway was a good ending point to the series.

Liked it a lot! Great series! Definitely worth checking out! Honestly, I wasn't sure I was going to like them. I'm not real into fashion books/modeling books so I was hesitate to start them. I even had them on my TBR pile about a year but finally gave in and read them. So glad I did.

Cover: It's really pretty. All the covers are really shiny and definitely appealing.

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