Friday, February 25, 2011


Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours.
But Evie’s about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.
So much for normal. (Goodreads)

I enjoyed this book and am eagerly awaiting the second book coming out this summer. August 2011 we will get the second installment in Evie's story.

A lot has changed in the six months since Evie escaped from the International Paranormal Containment Agency with her shape-shifter boyfriend, Lend. She finally has the blissfully normal life she’s always dreamed of, including:
1) A real live high school
2) A perfectly ordinary after-school job
3) Her very own locker (and by the way, rusted metal is every bit as awesome as she imagined)

But Evie’s not-so-normal past keeps creeping up on her...and things get pretty complicated when you factor in:
1) A centuries-old, seriously decaying vampire stalker
2) A crazy faerie ex-boyfriend who is the perpetual bearer of really bad news
3) A major battle brewing between the faerie courts where the prize in question happens to be...Evie herself.

So much for normal. (Goodreads)

I can't wait.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Follow Friday and Blogger Hop

Greetings! Great to see everyone back for another Follow Friday. Our featured blog this week is Totally Obsessed. To find out more, pop over to for deets on how to follow this cool site.

Our two questions of the week are:

1. What is your favorite TV show?

2. Would you have named your blog anything different?

Let me start with the second question. I like the name of my blog. It fits. My house is literally a massive bookpile and most of it is YA. I live for new books, breathe in the old ones and smile at the books on my shelf like old friends. Someone asked me tonight what I do with all the books I read. I keep them. Books have been my friends since I was a kid. To give them away just kills me. If I love them, I want them around forever. Maybe a little obsessive. That's okay. I admit it.

The second answer is harder. I think I like:

What's not to like?

So, stay a moment and tell me your favs and if you have a blog and like the name of it. I am going to get back to reading that bookpile.

Have a great Follow Friday!

In my mailbox

In my mailbox is one of my favorite things. Who doesn't just love new piles of books? This week was an awesome week for new reading material. Each of the books in the pile, except for Mad Love was either sent by the publisher or won in a contest. Yay!!!

Going forward in the next few weeks, I will be doing a featured series on mermaid books. What are some of your favorites? Drop me a comment and a follow. I love hearing what books make you happy!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Follow Friday and Blogger Hop

Run! It's Follow Friday! Come in quick or the freaky cupcake will get you!

Ha! Hello and welcome to another Follow Friday. Our guest blogger is:

Join our amazing hostess at to hear more about Dreaming About Other Worlds. Sign up on the linky tools to enter your blog on the linky list. Follow your fellow bloggers and leave some comment love. Also, pop over to for the blog hop.

Question of the week:

Have you ever read science fiction? What is your favorite book? For my YA blog, I will answer that I tend to like more in the fantasy range, rather than hard core science fiction. The monsters are where it is for me. Dystopian is the closest I get.

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Thanks for stopping in. Hope to see you back as a follower. Share some comment love and tell me what you are reading. I would love to hear from you.

All the best!


What I'm listening to....

I love audio books. My favorite thing is to check out an audio book from the library's ebranch and going about my day, listening to a book. Today my book of choice is:

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.(Goodreads)

I started listening to it last night, and can't seem to stop. Excellent!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Some books I can't wait to read...

Grace Parkes has just had to do a terrible thing. Having given birth to an illegitimate child, she has travelled to the famed Brookwood Cemetery to place her small infant's body in a rich lady's coffin. Following the advice of a kindly midwife, this is the only way that Grace can think of to give something at least to the little baby who died at birth, and to avoid the ignominy of a pauper's grave. Distraught and weeping, Grace meets two people at the cemetery: Mrs Emmeline Unwin and Mr James Solent. These two characters will have a profound affect upon Grace's life. But Grace doesn't know that yet. For now, she has to suppress her grief and get on with the business of living: scraping together enough pennies selling watercress for rent and food; looking after her older sister, who is incapable of caring for herself; thwarting the manipulative and conscience-free Unwin family, who are as capable of running a lucrative funeral business as they are of defrauding a young woman of her fortune. A stunning evocation of life in Victorian London, with vivid and accurate depictions, ranging from the deprivation that the truly poor suffered to the unthinking luxuries enjoyed by the rich: all bound up with a pacy and thrilling plot, as Grace races to unravel the fraud about to be perpetrated against her and her sister.(Goodreads)

This book looks like it will be a stunning view of life in the Victorian age.

When you're the daughter of the bestselling Queen of Romance, life should be pretty good. But 16-year-old Alice Amorous has been living a lie ever since her mother was secretly hospitalized for mental illness. After putting on a brave front for months, time is running out. The next book is overdue, and the Queen can't write it. Alice needs a story for her mother—and she needs one fast.
That's when she meets Errol, a strange boy who claims to be Cupid, who insists that Alice write about the greatest love story in history: his tragic relationship with Psyche. As Alice begins to hear Errol's voice in her head and see things she can't explain, she must face the truth—that she's either inherited her mother's madness, or Errol is for real. (Goodreads)

An excellent looking read for Valentine's Day!

In My Mailbox

In my mailbox is one of my favorite things to blog about. I love getting books in the mail to review. If you look at my TBR pile, (creeping up the wall of my writing table) you will know it to be true. I read pretty quickly through most things, but I am slowed down a little right now by A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. To sum that one up in one word: WOW. You must read it. It too was in my mailbox recently. A perfect book to get me through all this cold weather.

Iron Witch is a book I have been waiting for and the cover art is just as pretty in person. Can't wait to start reading. Blessed, Flutter, Possession, True (sort of) and Blood Red Road were sent for review by wonderful publishers in exchange for an honest review.

Drought and The Demon Trapper's Daughter were early Valentine's Day gifts from my wonderful hubby. He knows the quickest way to my heart is a book I haven't read yet.

What is in your mailbox this week? Leave me a comment. I love to hear what other people are reading.


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