Archives for March 2011

I’m not gone, I promise.

As a good many of you know, I’ve been having some serious medical issues with a high risk pregnancy.  These issues have caused me to be absent a good portion of the time, sometimes for quite a few weeks on end. I’m -still- having issues. That said, I haven’t disappeared again, I promise!  I’m still […]

“Wither” Giveaway Winners

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Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

I’m feeling slightly up and down on Cynthia Hand’s Unearthly. On one hand, I definitely liked Clara – she has a lot of depth and it’s obvious Ms. Hand took the time to really flesh her out. On the other hand, I really feel the novel was plagued by a lot of filler and not a lot of actual substance.

Stork by Wendy Delsol

I discovered Stork while filling my Amazon cart with books I’d had on my wish list for a while. When this popped up on the recommended list, the word “Stork” automatically caught my attention – I was, after all, newly pregnant and quite fascinated with everything baby. The synopsis drew me further in and though when I purchased the book there were not a lot of reviews out yet, I decided to go with it anyway. I mean…storks…babies…debut novel…you can’t lose! Right?

Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton

I want to begin by saying that Tyger Tyger is an interesting read. It’s not entirely cookie-cutter and I appreciate that aspect. That said, though, I finished this book feeling absolutely unfulfilled.

Giveaway – Lauren DeStefano’s “Wither”

<ENTRIES CLOSED> Hello darlings! If you are a regular reader of my blog, you probably already know that I absolutely adored Wither by Lauren DeStefano.  Because I loved it so much, I want to share the novel with others. Therefore, I’ll be hosting a giveaway…are you excited yet? 🙂 The ONLY requirement for this giveaway […]

Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Lauren DeStefano may have just become one of my favorite authors. She introduces the reader to a horrifyingly dark, dismal, and BELIEVABLE world from page 1 and continues to deliver throughout the novel. Rhine, the female protagonist, is a brutally real, honest, and deep character who is likely to appeal to most readers – or at least readers who like a woman with a brain in her head.

Book Blogger Hop #7

The Friday Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by It’s held in conjunction with the Twitter based Follow Friday hashtag and is always a lot of fun. Every week that I’ve participated I’ve discovered several new blogs to follow and I keep making more and more absolutely nifty friends through this hop. I […]