Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Posted by Literary Deviant at 4:44 PM
I see him and know what this turmoil inside of me means: He's the one. My forever.
kayla is the nature lover, the all-American beauty who can't understand why she's so drawn to distant, brooding Lucas. Adopted as a young child, she has no way of knowing that she's inherited a terrifying—and thrilling—gene that will change her life forever.
lucas is dangerous, gorgeous . . . and a werewolf. As leader of the Dark Guardians, shape-shifters who gather deep within the state park, he has sworn to protect his pack. But when Lucas finds his true soul mate, his love could put them all in harm's way.As Lucas and Kayla struggle with their feelings for each other, a greater danger lurks: Humans have discovered the Dark Guardians and are planning their destruction. Kayla must choose between the life she knows and the love she feels certain is her destiny.
So the last book I read was neither bad, nor good, I felt completely under stimulated by it, and a little disappointed. But after I completed it, I decided to start a series again, and let me tell you, the first book in this series was very cute, well written, and captivating. Though there were not many twists you could not predict, and some parts were very simplistic, those little characteristics did not effect the overall reading material. Never once did I think "Ugh I can't possibly finish this book". I stayed up well passed my bedtime, and was never disappointed by any parts of it whatsoever.
The main character Kayla is completely strong willed, her draw to the forest is a mystery to her, considering what horrible event took place there. Yet she's still enthralled by the beauty of it all, losing herself in the vastness of the territory in which she finds she has always been a part of.
The relationship between her and Lucas is complicated, but very intense, and though Lucas frightens her, she can't deny that he may have something she desires. I honestly did not think their was a surreal depth to their relationship, and despite whatever thoughts I had, the description of the way Lucas stared at her, and the way he felt the need to take "control" of her and the situations surrounding her, made the read that more entertaining.
I don't want to give too much away, but there's a light weight love triangle that comes in to play, and the intentions behind it are wicked and cruel. Ignorance is bliss, but being oblivious can be torture. And I'll leave this review on that note.
Posted by Literary Deviant at 8:45 AM
City of Angels takes place after the events of City of Glass. It shifts its focus from Jace and Clary to Clary’s best friend, Simon, and how he adjusts to life as a vampire. From the press release: “Love, blood, betrayal and revenge — the stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels. Simon Lewis is having some trouble adjusting to his new life as a vampire, especially now that he hardly sees his best friend Clary, who is caught up in training to be a Shadowhunter—and spending time with her new boyfriend Jace. Not to mention that Simon doesn’t quite know how to handle the pressure of not-quite-dating two girls at once. What’s a daylight-loving vampire to do? Simon decides he needs a break and heads out of the city—only to discover that sinister events are following him. Realizing that the war they thought they’d won might not yet be over, Simon has to call on his Shadowhunter friends to save the day — if they can put their own splintering relationships on hold long enough to rise to the challenge.”City of Fallen Angels is set to be released in March, 2011.
Posted by Literary Deviant at 8:17 AM
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
So Much To Blog, With So Little Time...
So first and foremost I feel the need to apologize to everyone, I've been very, very busy and haven't posted since Thursday. I hope to have my posts together by this afternoon.
I will try to catch up on my commenting as well. Bare with me please, time has gotten the best of me. Sorry again people.
Posted by Literary Deviant at 7:25 AM
Monday, September 28, 2009
Alas, my mailbox was borderline collecting cobwebs and dust...sad but true. However I did manage to scrounge up a few reads to get me through the week, and here they are in no particular order:
Hush, Hush By: Becca Fitzpatrick
Graceling By Kristin Cashore
If I stay By: Gayle Foreman
the Everafter By: Amy Huntley
Slept Away By: Julie Kraut
Posted by Literary Deviant at 8:39 AM
Thursday, September 24, 2009
So I'm sure to a lot of you think blog awards are no big deal, but I just received a few and it feels AWESOME!
When you start sites like this you hope that people will show interest in what you're writing, and that all is not for nothing. You hope people like what you have to say, and are interested in your topics, and views. Wow I'm making this a huge deal, you'd think I was making a speech at an academy award show, whoa. Anyway, Thanks Misty for your interest, and I hope to keep doing what I'm doing. :)
(Misty's page is: bookrat-misty.blogspot.com check her out. I'm always entertained.)
Posted by Literary Deviant at 4:55 PM
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
So I know anticipation for a book adds an extra bit of excitement when your book is finally revealed, all nice it's awesome cover, with pages and pages of awesomeness...
WHAT TO DO TIL THEN?!!!
(we apparently wait.)
okay I'm calm now. So on with my post.
Unfortunately there is NO information on the content of this book yet.
All I know is it will be release March 2010.
I got awhile, but as you know(I hope you do) this will be
the third installment in the Evernight Series.
Posted by Literary Deviant at 8:00 AM
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
So I just adopted this from "Should Be Reading", and I hope I can tantalize you!
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Excerpt: chapter1 page1:
"They're always the same. Always at night, in the forest, looking for Drea. The sound of his body lurking somewhere behind me. Branches breaking. Leaves crackling. Wind whirring in my ears, watering my eyes. And the pain in my stomach-sharp, raw, scathing, real.
My nightmares make me dread sleep."
Blue Is For Nightmares By: Laurie Faria Stolarz
Posted by Literary Deviant at 1:28 PM
Monday, September 21, 2009
The war between humanity and Faerie devastated both sides. Or so 15-year-old Liza has been told. Nothing has been seen or heard from Faerie since, and Liza’s world bears the scars of its encounter with magic. Trees move with sinister intention, and the town Liza calls home is surrounded by a forest that threatens to harm all those who wander into it. Then Liza discovers she has the Faerie ability to see—into the past, into the future—and she has no choice but to flee her town. Liza’s quest will take her into Faerie and back again, and what she finds along the way may be the key to healing both worlds.
This story was very interesting, to me it was Science Fiction meets Fantasy Fiction. It started off great, very dark, a beginning that made me want to continue. The main character Liza is beaten, and not just physically, but emotionally too, by a father who is dead set in maintaining an order in their village, to keep it safe, not just from what remains of the world from before, but from themselves as well.
The writer sets the stage for adventure, and sorrow, loss, and discovery, but as the story continued it lost me. A journey takes place, Liza and her friend Matthew (whom set out after her upon her departure) venture into the woods at night, where the only goal to reach, is to get as far away from home as possible.
I found it hard to continue reading. As the story began to unfold, the "action sequences" began to dwindle in their intensity. I had to re-read certain parts, because I was unaware that I read past a pivotal point in the story. I was not very impressed by the introduction of characters, though their names stuck with me through out the story, their personalities were not evident. When I reached the last sixty pages of the book, the story picked up it's momentum, and it was hard to put down, I wanted to know the reason for these visions, and how they pertained to the world Liza lived in. Though I found I struggled to finish this book, I found the ending was done quite well, and my only hope was that the writer would have distributed the edge she showed toward the end, throughout the entire book.
Posted by Literary Deviant at 11:27 AM
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Waiting On Wednesday.....
I am waiting for a lot, it seems to me as soon as I get to the end of one series (or so I thought was the end) I find there's another book, but here's the catch, it's not out til next year! ugh, but I love a little suspense, so for my waiting on Wednesday I chose:
Posted by Literary Deviant at 8:26 AM
Monday, September 14, 2009
The Awakening & The Struggle Available Here free online until April 14
Posted by Literary Deviant at 2:21 PM
Masquerade-Melissa De La Cruz
Revelations-Melissa De La Cruz
The Graveyard Book-Neil Gaiman (Thanks for the suggestion Misty)
Posted by Literary Deviant at 8:00 AM
Sunday, September 13, 2009
New Moon Trailer #3
The Waiting Is Killing Me!
Posted by Literary Deviant at 7:49 PM
Friday, September 11, 2009
I recently attended the Ash book launch @LGBT Center in S.F, Ca.
Books Inc. did a fabulous job organizing this event, the refreshment table
had a nice assortment of yummy things..
Melinda briefly spoke of the obstacles she had to overcome
while writing this book, and how long it actually took to complete.
Her bubbly personality, and great sense of humor had the crowd eating
out of the palm of her hand.
When she felt the crowd had had enough she began to read
her chosen excerpt from the book, and from what I heard it was amazing!
At the beginning of the evening we entered our names in a drawing to win
some great ARC's by other YA authors, which coincidentally
also tackled some controversial topics.
I am sad to report neither me nor my friend won. Boo!
Finally it was time to get autographed!
All in all this was a very successful launch, Books Inc. did an excellent job.
Posted by Literary Deviant at 9:05 AM
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Waiting On Wednesday...
Among other books I'm waiting to get my greedy paws on, this one happens to be at the top of my list. I'm sure some of you are familiar with the Morganville Vampire Series (those who aren't you really need to get with the program, it's awesome no lie.) Anyway the 7th installment in the series Fade Out, is releasing online@ Barnes&Noble November 3,2009 (Pre-sale).
Without the evil vampire Bishop ruling over the town of Morganville, the resident vampires have made major concessions to the human population. With their newfound freedoms, Claire Danvers and her friends are almost starting to feel comfortable again...
Now Claire can actually concentrate on her studies, and her friend Eve joins the local theatre company. But when one of Eve's castmates goes missing after starting work on a short documentary, Eve suspects the worst. Claire and Eve soon realize that this film project, whose subject is the vampires themselves, is a whole lot bigger—and way more dangerous—than anyone suspected.
Posted by Literary Deviant at 4:34 PM
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Posted by Literary Deviant at 4:49 PM
Posted by Literary Deviant at 11:56 AM
8th Annual Regional Celebration
Of The Book Arts & Paper Arts
12345 El Monte Rd.
Los Altos Hills, Ca
Breakfast&Lunch available@fresh&Natural Cafeteria until 3pm
Posted by Literary Deviant at 11:21 AM
Monday, September 7, 2009
Hello all, unfortunately I did not pick up too many books this week.
but what I do have I look forward to reading. I did not make a dent in the stack I currently have, so until then I'm managing my book intake.(Just a little bit.)
The four books I have are:
(refer to pic on right.)
Posted by Literary Deviant at 10:47 AM
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Posted by Literary Deviant at 11:00 PM
Waiting On Wednesday...
Jill over at Breaking the Spine started this, I happened across it @Lushbudgetproduction, and I believe it's a great idea. This blog post is to alert those that visit about the book we're dying to get our claws on. My stack of books are beginning to dwindle, and the waiting has begun to continue on with the series I've started. I can't wait to see what your "waiting" for.
"Tempted"- By P.C & Kristin Cast The sixth installment in the House Of Night Series.
Release Date: October 27, 2009
Posted by Literary Deviant at 4:32 PM
Posted by Literary Deviant at 2:20 PM
ASH BOOK LAUNCH!!
(S.F BAY AREA)
Signing, Door Prizes & Special Treats For All!
September 10, 2009 From 6-8PM
For More Info Click Here
Posted by Literary Deviant at 2:13 PM
The tour is coming to San Francisco! And, yes, they'll add more eastern & northern US stops. Soon!! Right now the date is not set but when it is I will let you know.
Posted by Literary Deviant at 9:56 AM
Moonlight can totally change your life.
And it all starts so simply.
Okay, so maybe Shelby has made a few mistakes with boys lately (how was she supposed to know Wes had "borrowed" that Porsche?). But her stepmother totally overreacts when she catches Shelby in a post-curfew kiss with a hot senior: Suddenly Shelby's summer plans are on the shelf, and she's being packed off to brat camp. It's good-bye, prom dress; hello, hiking boots.
Things start looking up, though, when Shelby meets fellow camper (and son of a rock star) Austin Bridges III. But soon she realizes there's more to Austin than crush material-his family has a dark secret, and he wants Shelby's help guarding it. Shelby knows that she really shouldn't be getting tangled up with another bad boy . . . but who is she to turn her back on a guy in need, especially such a good-looking one? One thing's for sure: That pesky full moon is about to get her into trouble all over again.
The main character in this story seems to have gone through a lot. Losing her mother, gaining a superficial stepmother, her father growing distant from her. As the story trails on I came to the conclusion that the story was good, but the plot was very predictable. So, as I read, I took into consideration that this is a young adult novel, and some young adults may be surprised by the twists and turns this novel has to offer. I mean, a character who is apparently the son of a tabloid magazine owner, who is hell bent on finding out the truth about Austin, may draw younger readers into it. A camp counselor with a big gut and a huge heart, may draw others in, I don't know! I haven't been a young adult in awhile. What I do know, is the writing was good, the read was fast, and it was a very cute book. As for mystifying me....it did not. but I'm sure my twelve year old niece would enjoy it.
Posted by Literary Deviant at 9:27 AM