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Review: WEREling by Steve Feasey

WEREling by Steve Feasey
Publication: April 27th, 2010
Published by: Feiwel and Friends
ARC received by BookItForwardARC Tours

Summary from goodreads:

"Fourteen-year-old Trey Laporte is not a kid anymore. Not after the day he wakes up in agony—retina-splitting, vomit-inducing agony. His clothes are torn. His room is trashed.

Enter Lucien Charron, the mysterious, long-lost “uncle” with freakish fire-flecked eyes and skin that blisters in the sun. Suddenly, Trey finds himself living in a luxury penthouse at the heart of a strange and sinister empire built on the powers of the Netherworld—vampires, demons, sorcerers, and djinn.

And there is a girl—Alexa Charron—who is half vampire, half human, and insanely pretty, with powers all of her own. Trey is falling for her.

Trey is training night and day to control the newly discovered power lurking inside him. Now, demons are closing in on every side, and the most psychopathic bloodsucker to rock the Netherworld wants to destroy him. Above all, he must face one terrifying question: Is he a boy . . . or is he a beast?"

My review: **** = 4 Stars

(spoiler free)
WEREling starts off right in the action. That's my favorite thing so there was no waiting for the hook in this one and I was interested in continuing on right after I started reading. The descriptions within this book are amazing. I kept finding myself looking forward to all of the instances in the book where Trey would have to shift because while reading, I could visualize everything that was going on. Not only the situations with Trey but with everything, including character and location descriptions as well. I loved the mc Trey. He had no clue what was going on, he wasn't perfect and he was even a jerk a couple times. Imperfections in the characters I read about make me happy. The secondary characters were awesome as well and even the characters that weren't in the book for long. There's this one characters who's only on a couple of pages but from the detail given you can just feel how bad he is and theres so much hate. It's written quite well. I can't go into too much detail about what happens later in the book because a few times I was caught off gaurd and I don't want to spoil anything for anyone but I was very pleased with the amount of time spent on Lucien. Ahh I can't even explain why but if you read it i'm sure you'll figure out what i'm talking about. Also the latter part of the novel is a real page turner. Once I hit a certain point I couldn't put it down, I just needed to know how everything turned out. I was glad for the surprises. A couple of times there were a few things I was sure were going to happen, that didn't so i'm pleased the author was able to keep up the shock value for me. I look forward to whatever comes next in Trey's journey(meaning I really hope there's a sequel because I have to know what's going to happen next).

The cover: I love this cover. There is just something mysterious about it that pulled me in. I don't necessarily judge books by their cover because I read books with crappy covers all the time, but a good cover never hurts!!

I recommend this to any reader who enjoy a good faster paced paranormal/werewolf book.

Sherry <3

Want some books?

***This contest is now closed. Thanks for entering!!***

So these books were laying around the house, unread, so practically brand new! Want some?!

I will choose two winners when the giveaway ends and they will each receive three books. I will try to give each winner at least two of the books they want!!

This giveaway is open to US only, sorry but I really have no money... trust me, I hate it too!

It will end April 9th because that's payday and I should be able to find 10 spare dollars, hehe no worries they'll definitely get sent out!

Here's the books to choose from(all descriptions from goodreads or amazon):

These Boots Were Made for Stomping by Julie Kenner, Jade Lee, and Marianne Mancusi

"When three separate heroines place orders at the same online shoe receive shoes that not only look fabulous, but also give them superpowers that help them find true love and take charge of their lives."

Catch a Mate by Gena Showalter

"Jillian Greene is always getting caught in the act--it's her job! Working at Catch A Mate, Jillian gets paid by suspicious wives to smile, flirt and prove that no man can be trusted around the opposite sex. Her only ground rule? She never gets physical. Until a heart-stoppingly gorgeous male walks in…

Marcus Brody has just been hired as bait to test female fidelity. But the last thing Jillian needs is a partner…especially an infuriating, irresistible man who's got her fantasizing about tearing off his clothes."

Alibi in High Heels by Gemma Halliday

"Shoe designer Maddie Springer jets off to Paris, looking forward to her very own fashion show and a special kind of French connection with her super-sexy cop boyfriend, but she has a rendezvous with murder instead."

Deadly Deceptions by Linda Lael Miller

"Mojo is trying to enjoy her posh new home, but she'd rather be back living over Bad-Ass Bert's Biker Saloon, where life was simpler. Her sexy cop boyfriend can't let go of his past, while her wealthy sister is being blackmailed for secrets in hers. And Mojo's smack in the middle of it all.

As the murders pile up, Mojo is starting to uncover secrets that even the dead don't want disturbed.…"

More than Words: Stories of Courage by Susan Wiggs, Sharon Sala and Emilie Richards
"Somewhere, at this very moment, a woman's caring and commitment is changing a life in her community…and changing the world. Three of these exceptional women have been selected as recipients of Harlequin's More Than Words award. And three bestselling authors have kindly offered their creativity to write original short stories inspired by these real-life heroines.

We hope these stories of courage will touch your heart and inspire the heroine living inside you."

No Holding Back by Liz Allison and Wendy Etherington

"Isabel Turner knows how perilous the professional racing world can be -- on and off the track. As a PR executive representing NASCAR's top drivers, she spent years proving her worth. Now, as she's about to take over her uncle's high-powered position at the firm, Isabel stands to lose her reputation, job and her uncle's respect -- just to have racer Cade Garrison in her bed once more.

There's no denying the combustible yet forbidden attraction between the two. Cade is more than tempted, but the last thing the bad boy of the Garrison family racing team needs is another scandal jeopardizing his career. Are they foolish enough to risk it all?"

So there you go! Simply leave your name and email address in the form to enter. You can get one extra entry by spreading this contest, you will also leave the link to wherever you put it on the form. One extra entry total, so you only have to do one, but feel free to do more than one!! :P
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No comment entires will be accepted, make sure you fill out the form above! Good luck!
Sherry <3

Remake a cover contest!

Hey guys! The voting for round 1 has begun over at Princess Bookie's. There are 35 choices and the top 20 will move on to the next round. Voting will be open until Friday so if you haven't voted yet, stop on by and vote for your favorite.

Here's mine:

Sherry <3

There's a new blog in town!

Hey guys! In case you didn't know, I got to read a really awesome book recently. It was so super awesome that me and some blogging friends(Kari from A Good Addiction, Eleni from La Femme Readers, and Corinne from Lost for Words) have decided to set up a blog for all things Arson. Arson by Estevan Vega isn't being released until May, but we have all sorts of things getting set up for it. The blog tour for it is getting finalized now and for each stop we will be posting at this blog as well, so stay on the lookout for author interviews, guest posts, fan artwork, character interviews, contests and more! You will also be able to find all the reviews for Arson here and more on the author. The site is still a work in progress but so far it's been a fun ride. There's just something about supporting a book you love and a talented author.

So head on over to Arsonists Anonymous now and check it out!!


Sherry <3

Review: The Ghost and The Goth by Stacey Kade

The Ghost and The Goth by Stacey Kade
288 pages
Publication Date: July 10th, 2010

(ARC received from Disney Publishing)

Summary from goodreads:

"After a close encounter with the front end of a school bus, Alona Dare goes from Homecoming Queen to Queen of the Dead. Now she’s stuck here in spirit form with no sign of the big, bright light coming to take her away. To make matters worse, the only person who might be able to help her is Will Killian, a total loser/outcast type who hates the social elite. He alone can see and hear her, but he wants nothing to do with the former mean girl of Groundsboro High.

Can they get over their mutual distrust—and this weird attraction between them—to work together before Alona vanishes for good and Will is locked up for seeing things that don’t exist?"

My Review: **** = 4 Stars

The Ghost and The Goth is a really enjoyable book. I read somewhere that this type of book has been done before, but how many books have you read that are based on entirely and completely new ideas? Ideas for books get reused all the time, and if an author can make the same idea enjoyable in a new way, then whats wrong with that? Nothing in my opinion. It may be a story thats already been told, but I personally haven't read something along these lines before and maybe that's why I enjoyed it more than the other 2 peoples reviews I read.
In the beginning of the book I kind of got annoyed with one of the main characters, Alona. The way she talks and thinks is so stuck up. It kind of reminded me of the girls from Clueless. As the story progresses though, the character changes and grows. She's still stuck up, but that type of dialogue from her isn't quite as, omg totally right? I enjoyed the back and forth chapters from Alona, the ghost, and Will, the goth. There's a lot I can't go into because I try to stay as spoiler free as possible and if I say too much it might give away some of what is to occur so i'll stick with the basics. The characters are well written, but how realistic they are i'm not to sure about. I obviously don't know anyone who can see and communicate with the dead, but if I did I imagine they would be similar to the way Will is. Alona is stuck up and plain bitchy, which I know definitely exists in the real world but I think Kade adds some more of that into Alona's character so we can see just how shallow and mean she is. Does that make sense??

With ghosts all around, a hot goth guy who can speak to the dead, romance and action.. what more could you ask for?

Anyways, I enjoyed the book and will be looking forward to the next part of this series. From what I've heard there will be three books in Alona and Will's story and I can't wait to get my hands on the next chapter. One thing that was completely awesome, knowing ahead of time that there will be a next book, was that the ending did not leave a cliffhanger at all. The author managed to hook me without it, so props to you Stacey and thanks now I can wait in peace. :P

I will be sending Stacey some questions for an interview in a couple of days so any questions you want me to ask her, feel free to leave them here and I will try to get them all in!!

Sherry <3

Review: Arson by Estevan Vega

Whoops! I should have posted this review a long time ago but I goofed.. so my apologies to you Mr. Vega! :)

(Copy received from Author for honest review)

Summary from goodreads:


Before now, three things were true: he both loved and despised his grandmother; his life was going nowhere; and he was alone. But when a strange girl-who feels more normal behind a mask than inside her own skin-moves in next door, Arson hopes to find something he's never had: purpose. Using what he fears the most about himself, Arson must face his consuming past and confront the nightmare that is present as he walks the fine line between boy and monster. Dark, moody, and breathtakingly relevant, Arson, the chilling chronicle of an isolated boy with unimaginable ability, is sure to ignite the hearts and minds of a new generation."

My review: ***** = 5 Stars

At first when Estevan emailed me asking to review his book, I was hesitant. The cover kind of creeped me out. Okay... the cover really creeped me out, but i've heard the saying, just like i'm sure you all have.. to NEVER judge a book by it's cover. So I didn't. I agreed to review it since it sounded like something I would enjoy and enjoy it I did. Arson was amazingly written, and it still astounds me that the author is younger than I am. The characters were developed so well and were extremely realistic. One thing that I really enjoyed was that the characters were relateable. Not in the fire creating since, because I can't do that.. can you? But in the since that he has to deal with everyday problems like the rest of us. We all have a crazy relative to deal with, maybe not quite like Arson's grandmother but there are people out there like that, or the new girl next door.. or guy, but girl in this case. Emery was a great character too. Well written and humurous even with everything she's been through. This book is an emotional ride, but it's one definitely worth taking. I couldn't believe it when it ended, and now I am anxiously awaiting the sequel.. like bad. I would have been very upset if that was it, that ending and nothing more. But i'm thanking my lucky stars because Estevan himself has confirmed that there will be a sequel. Now me and all my fellow fangirls (Yea you Kari and Eleni, and Corinne as soon as you get to read it!!!) can't wait to delve into whatever it is that's coming next. Once you get the chance to read it, I bet you won't be able to wait either!

Kudos to you Estevan for writing such a brilliant novel, I look forward to all of your future work!!

If you can't wait to read it, head on over to Tate Publishing where you can purchase your own copy now... otherwise it is offically being released on May 4th, 2010.

For some other reviews:

Jenn @ Book Crazy

 Sherry <3

Blog Tour: Under My Skin by Judith Graves

I am so very lucky to be hosting author Judith Graves today, whose debut novel Under My Skin releases in just three short days on March 27th, 2010!

Judith was kind enough to offer insight into how she came up with UMS!

The idea:

I don’t know where the inspiration to write truly comes from - where the characters live before they hang out with me, so to speak. They arrive in my coil notebooks or on my laptop screen as fairly fleshed out beings. They have likes and hates, loves and losses, agendas and secrets. Sure, I discover things about them on the way…but how do they appear in the first place? (shrugs) I dunno.

Under My Skin (UMS) came from a “what if” question: What if paranorms from different parts of the world duked it out over the last bit of unclaimed territory? Beyond that…the characters, the town, the conflict – just happened.

The process:

I was a musician/singer-songwriter for many years but never devoted much time to my dabbling in fiction. Between band stuff, my day job, teaching guitar lessons, etc., I picked away at the UMS “what if” question mentioned above. I did some research on wolf behaviour and observed teens “in the wild.” Let’s face it – I’m an old lady (thirty-something, if you must know), and I needed to be around older teens to make sure my writing fit. My husband is a high school teacher and basketball coach. I went on basketball tourney with his team on a small 16-seater bus – to observe, take notes on how kids interacted – like Jane Goodall and her chimps. But never again! There is such a thing as too much research. The farts they ripped…whew! For folklore, I invested in lots of books on mythology/occult/wicca, etc., because UMS encompasses a lot of the paranormal realms.


So there you have it, the idea and process behind Under My Skin. I unfortunately haven't had the chance to read UMS yet but I am very much looking forward to it!

To learn more about Judith and Under My Skin go check out her webpage! And don't forget to stop by her twitter on Saturday to wish her a happy book birthday!! (@judithgraves)

Thanks so much for stopping by Judith!! :)

                                                 Sherry <3

Affiliate updates!!

I've been slacking on my affiliate duties, sorry my lovies!!

Lucy has done some mini-reviews over at her blog: Delightful Reviews, including Bones of Faerie by Janni Simner and O, Juliet by Robin Maxwell! She also had a guest post by author Suzanne Young. She's on a vacation right now so keep on the lookout for some stuff coming from her soon!

Kari is co-hosting an awesome YA contest, so if you haven't checked that out yet at her blog, A Good Addiction, or her co-host Eleni's Blog, La Femme Readers, you definitely should. She participated in Author Appreciation Week and had some great author shout outs. Author Ryan Porter had a guest post over at her blog. She also reviewed Uninvinted by Amanda Marrone and Split by Swati Avasthi.

Larissa hosted a Wolfie Weekend over at her blog, Welcome to Larissa's Life. She announced the winners of her 350 follower contest! She did many reviews and interviews in the past week so you should go check all of those out. She also participated in Author Appreciation Week and showed some love to some of her favorite authors!

Corrine at Lost For Words is hosting a 100 followers contest so get on over and enter before it ends on March 26th. You get to choose from 1 of 3 great books! She reviewed Once was Lost by Sara Zarr, You are so Undead to Me by Stacey Jay and Shadowland by Alyson Noel. Even though she just hit 100 followers not to long ago, she's now at 206 so go congratulate her!!

So that's it for this week. I'll be posting my affiliates updates in a bi-weekly manner so check back in a couple weeks to see what's new with these awesome bloggers!! :)

Sherry <3

Another Remake A Cover Contest

Princess Bookie is hosting another remake a cover contest! I didn't get to participate in the last one so i'm glad I had time to make one for this!

With this contest, you had to choose one of the given titles to remake.

I chose Sea by Heidi Kling.

The Real Cover(below)

What do you think!?

Sherry <3

Wicked Awesome Contest!

So Princess Bookie is having amazing contests lately, including this one which consists of getting up to 3 books, some that aren't even released yet. Here's the details straight from her blog!


"Its time for a cool contest donated by a fellow blogger!! This is her stash and she wants you to dig in it!!!!

This is another fun contest that takes a bit of work!

What do you win? Up to 3 of these books!

The way this works is each book has a post it note on it! You can pick up to 3 numbers (depending on how many entries you are doing) between #1-15 you get that book/books. The catch: You won't know which book has which post it note (with the number) on it! Thats the surprise! For example, maybe Forgive My Fins number is 10. Who knows!

The winner: Choose your numbers wisely!!!

Up to you! Pretty simple! What do you gotta do?

Promote This contest!!!

Each Option is worth one entry!

=Enter Contest With Way To Contact You

= Promote on Twitter

=Post about it on your blog (post only)

You must leave links for it to count! You do not have to participate in this contest if you do not want too! Just a little extra fun thing to do!

Example: This would be my entry.

I'm entering, tweeted, and posted on blogspot

My main post
princessbookie8linktwitter= twitter post

Total Entries Into Contest: 3 Books total

You will calculate this all in one entry, and when I use randomorg, I count down the comments. If your comment WINS, you get all the promotions you did. For example, if you only entered, you only get one book. If you entered, tweeted, and posted on blogger, you get the 3 books.


FYI: If your internationally it may take up to a month for it to arrive!"

Okay so to enter just go over to Princess's Bookie's Blog and follow the rules!!
Re: You do not enter here, the last contest I promoted someone tried entering on my blog! You must go there to enter!! :)
Sherry <3

In My Mailbox(8&9)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted my Kristi at The Story Siren to showcase which items we received each week, wether it be from the mail, the store or from the library.
 I haven't been getting to awful much which is fine by me since i'm behind on my reading anyways so i've been doing my IMM bi-weekly instead of once a week.

In the past two weeks I received:

Thirst 1 & Thirst 2 by Christopher Pike(as well as 5 awesome New Moon bookmarks): won from Twilighterz Anonymous

The Way he Lived by Emily Wing Smith: Given to me by Heather(Fire&Ice)

The Ghost and The Goth by Stacey Kade(arc): For review from Disney Publishing

Some awesome swag from the wonderful Amy Brecount White(author of Forget-Her-Nots)

I also got Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins for review(BookItForward ARC Tours) but I already read it and sent it out to the next person so no pic for that one!

What did you guys get?! :)

Sherry <3

Author Appreciation Week - Day 5

(made by Sara from Novel Novice)

Today instead of picking a favorite author, I have decided to dedicate the last day of Author Appreciation Week to all authors whos work has touched my life in some way. Wether they wrote a book that made me laugh, cry, think, etc., I am forever grateful. There are many out there and I won't list them because I would hate to leave anyone out, but pretty much any person who has become an author. Any writer that has slaved away over a book to give us the readers a day, a week or a lifetime of enjoyment.

So thank you authors for doing what you do, and as long as you continue writing, we will continue reading! :)

Sherry <3

Author Appreciation Week: J.K Rowling

     (made by Sara from Novel Novice)

J.K Rowling

Today I have chosen Harry Potter author J.K Rowling. J.K Rowling's books have been a presence in my life since I was a preteen. Her books, have in a way, given my family something to connect over. My brother was the first one to start reading HP and I followed suit a couple books later. I have been in love with the series ever since and I made my mom, sister and grandmothr start them. They continued on their own, as have everyone I know that have started them. I love how each book focuses on a main problem but that all seven books have a continual problem that is resolved at the end of the seventh book. The details and the world that J.K came up with were absolutley astounding. The HP series is one that will remain my favorite probably for the rest of my life. If I ever get to a phase in my life where reading doesn't feel the same to me as it does now, I think all I will have to do is pick up these books(which I happen to own in a nice little chest) and they will be all the reminding that I need. Thanks J.K. Rowling for creating a series that will remain a part of me for the rest of my life! :)

There are seven books total in J.K Rowling's Harry Potter Series and she also has some books that were mentioned in the series.

If you haven't read HP yet, well I don't want to know about it, just go read them!! :)

Sherry <3

Author Apprectiation Week: Cassandra Clare

(made by Sara from Novel Novice)

For today's Author Appreciation Post I have chosen Cassandra Clare.

Author Bio(from Clare's Website):

"Cassandra Clare was born to American parents in Teheran, Iran and spent much of her childhood travelling the world with her family, including one trek through the Himalayas as a toddler where she spent a month living in her father’s backpack. She lived in France, England and Switzerland before she was ten years old. Since her family moved around so much she found familiarity in books and went everywhere with a book under her arm. She spent her high school years in Los Angeles where she used to write stories to amuse her classmates, including an epic novel called “The Beautiful Cassandra” based on a Jane Austen short story of the same name (and which later inspired her current pen name).

After college, Cassie lived in Los Angeles and New York where she worked at various entertainment magazines and even some rather suspect tabloids where she reported on Brad and Angelina’s world travels and Britney Spears’ wardrobe malfunctions. She started working on her YA novel, City of Bones, in 2004, inspired by the urban landscape of Manhattan, her favourite city. She turned to writing fantasy fiction full time in 2006 and hopes never to have to write about Paris Hilton again."

What can I say about Cassandra Clare! She's a genius!! I chose her as one of my favorite authors because I don't think there have ever been any books written that I have been so excited to read. I look forward to anything and everything she will come out with in the future. The world she created in City of Bones was one of a kind, and it takes a true writer to be able to tackle such a task. Her characters were believeable and loveable and probably my favorite characters ever written too. I have reread The Mortal Instruments series more times than I can count and it still amazes me how sucked in I get. I have passed my books by her out to many people and the reaction is always the same. Amazing! I recommend her books to everyone and I hope that if you haven't read The Mortal Instruments yet, you grab a copy of City of Bones and get to it!! :)

Works by Cassandra Clare:

City of Bones (1st in the Mortal Instruments Series)
City of Ashes (2nd in the Mortal Instruments Series)
City of Glass (3rd in the Mortal Instruments Series)
The Clockwork Angel: Late 2010 (1st in The Infernal Devices Series)
City of Fallen Angels:: March 2011 (4th in the Mortal Instruments Series)

To learn more about Cassandra's work check out her webpage!

Sherry <3

Waiting On Wednesday(7)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. This meme showcases upcoming releases that we are looking forward to.

This week I chose Starlighter by Bryan Davis.

It is the first in a new series titled Dragons of Starlight.

Here is the summary from goodreads:

"In this new four-book fantasy series for young adults by bestselling author Bryan Davis, human and dragon worlds collide when Jason Masters enters the dragon planet and meets Koren, a descendant of humans who were kidnapped and are now the dragons’ slaves."

    I am a huge fan of dragons so just the series title and the cover really caught my attention. I can't wait to get my hands on this one. It is available for preorder on the book depository and is being released on April 1st!!

What are you waiting for?

Sherry <3

Review: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Summary from goodreads:

"When Sophie Mercer turned thirteen, she discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-Gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father--an elusive European warlock--only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hecate Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward prodigium, a.k.a. witches, fae, and shapeshifters. By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard. Three powerful enemies who look like supermodels; a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock; a creepy, tag-along ghost; and a new roommate, who happens to be the most-hated person and only vampire on campus. Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her friend Jenna is the number one suspect. Meanwhile, Sophie has a more personal shock to grapple with. Not only is her father the head of the prodigium council, he's the most powerful warlock in the world, and Sophie is his heir. As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all prodigium, especially her."

(ARC through BookItForward ARC Tours)

My Review: ***** = 5 Stars

I've been waiting to read Hex Hall for a very long time. Ever since I read the summary months ago actually. Well, let me tell you, it was worth the wait. I'm glad it was as good as I thought it would be, better even. The lead character, Sophie, is probably one of my favorite female characters. She's just fun to read about and her personality really shows through Hawkins writing. Sometimes characters are very 2-d and I can't really imagine them as well as I would like to, but I had no problem with Sophie. I really enjoyed all of the secondary characters as well, even the mean girls. They weren't overly bitchy like some authors try to make the mean girls, they were just the right amount of mean. Then there's Archer, the popular hottie that all the girls crush on. He's very crushworthy too, but you'll have to read it to find out more! There are a lot of stories out there based in boarding schools and reform schools but this was such a twist on all of the ones I read. Reform school for witches, faeries and shapeshifters. I mean, come on, it doens't get much cooler than that. I wasn't expecting some of what came about near the end and I can gladly say Rachel Hawkins has officially hooked me. I can't wait to get my hands on Hex Hall 2: Mad Hex.

There's some kissing scenes but thats as bad as it gets so I recommend this to anyone who enjoys YA.

Sherry <3

Author Appreciation Week: Stephenie Meyer


I will admit that I read and own all four of the Twilight books. I will also admit that I reread them from time to time. They are not the best books I have ever read, but they are on my favorites shelf. The reason why I chose Stephenie Meyer for Author Appreciation Week is because, due to her Twilight novels, I began reading again. I ask myself how different my life would be if I never picked them up. I didn't even go out and read Twilight until I found out about the movie. I didn't even find out about the movie until I was on IMDB one day and saw it under Rob's page. I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan so Rob is and always will be Cedric first, and then Edward. Anyways, back to my point, I somehow came across these novels that brought about a change in my life. I have been reading ever since. So to say that I owe Stephenie Meyer a lot for bringing out the diehard reader in me is an understatement. Her name is one I will always remember, for showing me that reading can be addiction and fun and everything I forgot it could be. Thank you Stephenie.

Here is a list of the books that have been released by SM:

New Moon
Breaking Dawn
The Host

Sherry <3

Author Appreciation Week: Julie Kagawa

I have decided that for Author Appreciation Week, I will choose my top 5 favorite authors and post 1 a day. They will be in no particular order, there is no way I can pick which one is better then the others, I <3 them all equally.

For my first pick I have chosen Debut Author Julie Kagawa who released The Iron King in Feburary. There are many books that I absoultely love and The Iron King is one of them. It amazed me how fast I was sucked in and I couldn't stop once I got started. Julie's writing is incredible and I look forward to many more things from her. She knows how to create a new world and how to bring her readers in. Not only is she a great author but she's so friendly. She takes the time to communicate with her readers on a daily basis, either by twitter, chatzy or through her blog. Taking that extra step and branching out from being just an author of a book, to being this author of a book that we the readers get to talk with, that makes a huge difference. I appreciate Julie for showing me that there are still great authors out there coming up with new ideas. p.s.: If you don't like her book, she can just drink a mountain dew and karate chop you! 

Thanks Julie!

To find out more about Julie check out this interview I did with her back in January. Or check out her blog!

Sherry <3



I can't believe my blog has hit 300+ followers! Thank you, thank you, thank you to all my wonderful follower! A big shout out to Kari and Eleni because i'm sure it was their contest that did it, so thank you ladies! (if you haven't entered yet you should.) I don't have a contest going on right now for hitting 300 followers. My job literally isn't giving me very many hours, and I have crazy bills to pay, and my car is out of service so when the time comes that I can throw a huge contest for hitting 300 followers, I will!!!

I'm going to have a couple of posts today, after this one, so i'm sorry if anyone hates those ppl that post multiple times throughout the day.

I've got my Author Appreciation Post going up at some point, and my IMM that I forgot to do yesterday.. oops.

I've decided to do my Affiliate's updates on a bi-weekly basis. I know for some, especially me, you don't always get a ton done in one week, so I figured to just do it bi-weekly so there is more to post for each affiliate. Also I have a lot going on right now so it's just easier for me. I'll be posting tomorrow for my lovely affiliates prior two weeks! :)

Also, someone asked to subscribe to my blog via email, which I have no idea how to add that. I added a subscribe to widget so I hope that works. Let me know, will you??

Thanks everyone!

Sherry <3

Huge contest you should know about! :)

Hey everyone! Kari @ A Good Addiction and Eleni @ La Femme Readers are co-hosting a mega-huge contest of some awesome upcoming releases and some awesome already released books. Here's the details straight from Kari's blog:

"I've finally hit 400 followers on my blog... thank you, thank you, thank you. Also just as exciting, my darling friend and affiliate Eleni at La Femme Readers has hit 800 on her blog and as a thank you, we have teamed up to offer you guys an amazing contest with 6 winners, featuring some of the most drool worthy YA titles coming up. The books you up for grabs are:

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead
Dark Touch: Shadows by Amy Meredith
The Tension of Opposites by Kristina McBride
Sea by Heidi R. Kling
Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles

The rules, the entries, and the nitty gritty:

You must be a follower of BOTH of our blogs to be eligible. See that little box on the right hand side bar that says followers with all the nifty little avatar pictures? Yeah, that thing. Make sure you use that on each of our blogs to follow us both.

Winners will be picked by and first place gets first grab, second place chooses next and on down the line. This is a joint contest and not individual- please don't try entering in the comment field on both our websites as it is linked to the same form. The contest will run through Thursday, April 15 at midnight EST, at which point all prizes will be ordered or pre-oredered for you from The Book Depository. These are not ARCs but finished, released copies. And yes, this is international.

Extra Entries:

Follow any or all of our affiliates, +1 for each:
Teens Read and Write
Books at Midnight
The Neverending Shelf
The Book Scout
Delightful Reviews
Mindful Musings
Bloody Bookaholic
Flipping ages for All Ages
Lost for Words
Book Crazy

Post on twitter: +1
Post on sidebar: +2
Actual blog post: +5"

You can enter at either Kari's blog or at Eleni's Blog. Do NOT enter at both places, the form is the same.

So there you have it. Go check out this contest!

Winnerrrr :)

The giveaway for the 1st book in Sherrilyn Kenyon's The League Series, Born of Night, ended last night!

I have randomly selected a winner...

**drumroll please**

Congrats to Eli M.(The Tainted Poet)

I will be emailing you shortly and you will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected!

On a side note.. As soon as I hit 300 followers I will be hosting an awesome contest, only 25 followers to go!! :)

Sherry <3

Author Appreciation Week

(banner made by the wonderful Sara @ Novel Novice)

So while on twitter, Heidi Kling, aka 2010 debut author of the upcoming release Sea (June 2010), came up with the awesome idea to do an Author Appreciation Week. I thought, wow what a great idea! So here's how it will go down.

You can choose 5-10 of your favorite authors and make a post about them. It will be a week long event so 1-2 a day depending on how many you choose. In your post tell everyone why this/these authors are your favorites and list their work as well so all of us who aren't familiar with them can go check out what they've done!

After you post, head on over to twitter, if you have one, and use the hashtag #AuthorAppreciationWeek and link your post so those who don't have blogs can find all the links in one place!

Doesn't that sound great!?

I'm in, what about you?!

I look forward to seeing everyone elses favorite authors!!

Sherry <3

Review: Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

(Won from YA Edge)

Summary from goodreads:
"A fresh, urban twist on the classic tale of star-crossed lovers.

When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created “perfect” life is about to unravel before her eyes. She’s forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she's worked so hard for—her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect. Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more. In a passionate story about looking beneath the surface, Simone Elkeles breaks through the stereotypes and barriers that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart."

My Review: ***** = 5 Stars

I thouroughly enjoyed this book. It seems that my collection of books is beginning to include more and more that are not related to fantasy or paranormal or magic of any kind whatsoever. This book right here is the perfect reason why. It contains so much that I enjoy and I am so glad I have opened up my options of reading material. I really enjoyed how the author switched back and forth between the main characters viewpoints. I'm not typically a fan of this type of storytelling but I have to say I think it is starting to grow on me, especially when it's done so well.

Perfect Chemistry may be a story that has been told before but the author tells it in a new way. I loved the idea of a modern day Romeo and Juliet type romance. I've never been in a gang nor have I ever known anyone in a gang so I couldn't really tell you if the way gang life is described in the book is as realistic as it gets, but to me it seemed pretty darn realistic.

I try not to include spoilers what so ever in my reviews so let me just say that the two main characters, Brittany and Alex, were written very well. I laughed with them, laughed at them, pitied them, felt for them and cheered them on. I wanted them to be happy and I wanted things to work out. I won't tell you if they do or not, that's for you to read and find out!!

I recommend this book to anyone but there is mild drugs and sex involved so anyone mature enough to read about such topics.

On a side note I really can't wait to get my hands on the sequel, Rules of Attraction.. who wants to let me borrow their copy??? ;)

Sherry <3