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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Review: The Demon Lover


Author: Juliet Dark
Release Date: December 27, 2011
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages: 448
Series: Fairwick Chronicles #1
Source: NetGalley
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Since accepting a teaching position at remote Fairwick College in upstate New York, Callie McFay has experienced the same disturbingly erotic dream every night: A mist enters her bedroom, then takes the shape of a virile, seductive stranger who proceeds to ravish her in the most toe-curling, wholly satisfying ways possible. Perhaps these dreams are the result of writing her bestselling book, The Sex Lives of Demon Lovers. After all, Callie’s lifelong passion is the intersection of lurid fairy tales and Gothic literature—which is why she finds herself at Fairwick’s renowned folklore department, living in a once-stately Victorian house that, at first sight, seemed to call her name. But Callie soon realizes that her dreams are alarmingly real. She has a demon lover—an incubus—and he will seduce her, pleasure her, and eventually suck the very life from her. Then Callie makes another startling discovery: He’s not the only mythical creature in Fairwick. As the tenured witches of the college and the resident fairies in the surrounding woods prepare to cast out the incubus, Callie must accomplish something infinitely more difficult—banishing this demon lover from her heart. 
Why I Loved It:  Well I have to say that this book was much steamier than I usually dabble in.  I read this book in public a couple of times, and people were probably wondering why I was blushing.  However, most of the time I was reading the book, I was sick and not in the mood for steamy.  So I did some skipping over those wilder erotic scenes. 

I picked this book from Net Galley thinking that it was YA.  It wasn’t.  But the story was actually pretty interesting.  I’m beginning to love fairies and mysterious creatures.  There was enough mystery woven through the pages to keep me reading despite my little desire for steamy in my gross, sick state.  I thought Mrs. Dark did a pretty good job of developing the characters around Callie.  It really felt like Fairwick was its own special world filled to the brim with magic. 

Though I fell in love with the people around Callie, the house was probably my favorite part.  The home she buys to live in is incredible full of all the Victorian images you could possibly want.  There was a library with just walls full of bookshelves.  Do you know how jealous I am of that room?  I am determined to one day have a library.  It's going to be epic.  And Callie was pretty thrilled to.  As a writer, a teacher, and an avid reader, Callie was my kind of girl, minus the whole sex with a demon thing of course.  I prefer to keep all of my life source.     

Who Should Read It:  If you are one who likes a good steamy book, then you should probably get this as soon as possible.  If you like paranormal books, then you should read it.  If you are that person who loves a good steamy paranormal novel, then The Demon Lover is your new best friend. 
     

Waiting On Wednesday


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It features each blogger's most anticipated books. This week, my pick is Illuminate by Aimee Agresti.

     Haven Terra is a brainy, shy high school outcast. But everything begins to change when she turns sixteen. Along with her best friend Dante and their quiet and brilliant classmate Lance, she is awarded a prestigious internship in the big city— Chicago—and is sent to live and work at a swanky and stylish hotel under the watchful eyes of a group of gorgeous and shockingly young-looking strangers: powerful and alluring hotel owner Aurelia Brown; her second-in-command, the dashing Lucian Grove; and their stunning but aloof staff of glamazons called The Outfit.
     As Haven begins falling for Lucian, she discovers that these beautiful people are not quite what they seem. With the help of a mysterious book, she uncovers a network of secret passageways from the hotel’s jazz-age past that leads her to the heart of the evil agenda of Aurelia and company: they’re in the business of buying souls. Will they succeed in wooing Haven to join them in their recruitment efforts, or will she be able to thwart this devilish set’s plans to take the souls of her classmates on prom night at the hotel?
     Illuminate is an exciting saga of a teen’s first taste of independence, her experience in the lap of luxury, and her discovery she may possess strength greater than she ever knew.

Why I Can't Wait:  I'm not going to lie.  The first thing that attracted me to this book was the humongous poster hanging up at the MWALA conference.  It's an incredible cover.  We all know how I feel about those beautiful covers.  I read a review that says the cover actually relates to the story which I like.  I've read some incredible reviews from some bloggers I trust about this book.  I can't wait for it to come out though I'm unfortunately broke so I might have to wait a little longer.  Books steal all my money. (wink, wink)

Expected publication: March 6th 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Pandemonium Day!!

AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!  Ok I got that out.  Why all the screaming?  *Well really there is no screaming because I haven't had my voice since Friday*  But really.  Today I scream because it's Pandemonium Day.  Who has their new hardback copy?  This girl right here.  It's pretty!  Anyways I'm posting the trailer in celebration of all things Pandemonium.  *Confetti flies everywhere*



Are you in love?  I am.  Very much so!  Want it?  Go here!  I love Amazon.  Still not convinced?  Here's my review!  Lots of love from that sick girl in Texas.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Bitterblue ARC Giveaway

So many fans have waited for so long for Kristin Cashore to finish this book.  THREE YEARS!  Well I'm giving my readers an opportunity to get an ARC now instead of having to wait until May for the book.  So for all The Seven Kingdoms' fans, here we go!
Summary:  Eight years after Graceling, Bitterblue is now queen of Monsea. But the influence of her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities, lives on. Her advisors, who have run things since Leck died, believe in a forward-thinking plan: Pardon all who committed terrible acts under Leck’s reign, and forget anything bad ever happened. But when Bitterblue begins sneaking outside the castle—disguised and alone—to walk the streets of her own city, she starts realizing that the kingdom has been under the thirty-five-year spell of a madman, and the only way to move forward is to revisit the past. Two thieves, who only steal what has already been stolen, change her life forever. They hold a key to the truth of Leck’s reign. And one of them, with an extreme skill called a Grace that he hasn’t yet identified, holds a key to her heart.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Review: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
Release Date: April 4, 2005
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages: 326
Source: ALA '12
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In a vase in a closet, a couple of years after his father died in 9/11, nine-year-old Oskar discovers a key...The key belonged to his father, he's sure of that. But which of New York's 162 million locks does it open? So begins a quest that takes Oskar - inventor, letter-writer and amateur detective - across New York's five boroughs and into the jumbled lives of friends, relatives and complete strangers. He gets heavy boots, he gives himself little bruises and he inches ever nearer to the heart of a family mystery that stretches back fifty years. But will it take him any closer to, or even further from, his lost father?

My Favorite Line:  This is the hardest book I've ever had to find a favorite line in.  There were SO many awesome, amazing, and thought-provoking quotes filling those pages that I've had the hardest time narrowing it down.  
“Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I'm not living.” 

“Instead of singing in the shower, I would write out the lyrics of my favourite songs, the ink would turn the water blue or red or green, and the music would run down my legs.”

“I regret that it takes a life to learn how to live.” 

“We need enormous pockets, pockets big enough for our families and our friends, and even the people who aren't on our lists, people we've never met but still want to protect. We need pockets for boroughs and for cities, a pocket that could hold the universe.” 
Why I Loved It:  There are almost no words on how amazing this book is.  It's strange and quirky and it makes you really think about the life you are living.  I have absolutely no idea how they would have made this book into a workable movie.  I don't think I want to see the movie for I feel like I would be in for an enormous disappointment.  

Oskar is an eight-year-old boy who is finding a way to deal with the death of his father.  There were many times that I was fighting tears.  I don't handle emotional books well much less from a child's perspective.  I would read this one again though, in a heart beat.  He had such an interesting way of expressing himself such as when he was sad about things, his boots were heavy.  Many of us would say we were feeling the weight of the world, but no he felt like he was wearing heavy boots.  I love that.  The use of letters and pictures spread throughout the story was interesting in a good way.  I felt it really added to the impact of the story that Oskar had to tell.  At one point in time Oskar said, “My life story is the story of everyone I've ever met.”  I think that was a big part of this story.  Oskar told his story through the stories of many different people.

In the end I realized that no matter how different we all are, how distanced, how unrelated, so much of our lives are the same.  We feel the same feelings, and we all have something in our lives that cause pain.  The glory of such a realization can be truly freeing.   

Why You Should Read It:  Considering this is a novel that has come in out in the last ten years, no one would consider this a classic.  I would say though that in 50 years, this book could be seen that way.  I think it will stick around because the message in the story is so powerfully and creatively presented.  Don't do yourself the disfavor of missing out on this book.  It was truly an incredible reading experience.
       

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Thursday Hunk Throwdown

I have to admit that I'm behind on Pretty Little Liars.  School sucks.  That's all I can say.  Well that and any free time I have, I've been lovingly investing in my books.  They are more appealing than tv when free time is so little.  But after someone mentioned Wren on Twitter the other day, I knew how this week's THT would be themed.  We are going into this PLL style.

The main problem I had this week was picking from the multiple gorgeous men that play on the show.  It was hard, and I still have six.  Anyways here we go!




1. Our first man is Yani Gellman who plays the oh-so-mysterious Officer Garrett Reynolds.  He's sneaky and manipulative and very pretty.  I'm not a fan of his character, but not that has nothing to do with his face.

2.  Man #2 is Julian Morris who plays Wren Kim.  Ladies he's gorgeous, an incredible flirt, and he has an adorable British accent.  I stand on the fact that he is my favorite on the show.  I don't care what anybody else has to say on the matter *wink,wink*.

3.  Now Ian Harding who plays Ezra Fitz, former-English teacher and new to the world of teaching at the University.  The whole teacher-dating-a-student thing was never that great for me.  I guess that those traditional values in me were screaming too loud.  But I don't think I can argue why Aria was so smitten.

4.  Ah Tyler Blackburn who plays Caleb Rivers.  I know he was supposed to be the bad boy on campus, but I never fell for that.  No one has ever made it as a bad boy with that face.  It's like the most freaking perfect face I've ever seen.  Doesn't that picture make you want to just touch him?  Yea, I thought so.  

5.  And Brant Daugherty who plays Noel Kahn.  I'm not going to say much about him except I think he's very pretty too.  If anyone doesn't think so, please tell me so I can inform you that you are completely crazy.

6.  And lastly Drew Van Acker also known as Jason DiLaurentis.  Now, in my mind, he is the true bad boy.  He's so secretive and mysterious and dangerous and delicious.  Yum is all I can say.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It features each blogger's most anticipated books. This week, my pick is Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols.
Summary: A sexy and poignant romantic tale of a young daredevil pilot caught between two brothers.
High school senior Leah Jones loves nothing more than flying. While she’s in the air, it’s easy to forget life with her absentee mother at the low-rent end of a South Carolina beach town. When her flight instructor, Mr. Hall, hires her to fly for his banner advertising business, she sees it as her ticket out of the trailer park. And when he dies suddenly, she’s afraid her flying career is gone forever.

But Mr. Hall’s teenage sons, golden boy Alec and adrenaline junkie Grayson, are determined to keep the banner planes flying. Though Leah has crushed on Grayson for years, she’s leery of getting involved in what now seems like a doomed business--until Grayson betrays her by digging up her most damning secret. Holding it over her head, he forces her to fly for secret reasons of his own, reasons involving Alec. Now Leah finds herself drawn into a battle between brothers--and the consequences could be deadly.
Why I Can't Wait:  A) I love Jennifer Echols.  She is great for fabulous contemporary romance reads.  B) This books just sounds really interesting to me.  Brothers, flying, and deadly secrets all sound like key ingredients to a great YA book.  And C) As a closeted cover whore, I just have to admire the gorgeousness of that cover.   

Expected publication: July 10th 2012 by MTV Books

Monday, February 20, 2012

Review: The Fine Art of Truth or Dare


Author: Melissa Jensen
Release Date: February 16, 2012
Publisher: Speak
Pages: 380
Source: Bought
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Summary:  Ella is nearly invisible at the Willing School, and that's just fine by her. She's got her friends - the fabulous Frankie and their sweet cohort Sadie. She's got her art - and her idol, the unappreciated 19th-century painter Edward Willing. Still, it's hard being a nobody and having a crush on the biggest somebody in the school: Alex Bainbridge. Especially when he is your French tutor, and lessons have started becoming, well, certainly more interesting than French ever has been before. But can the invisible girl actually end up with a happily ever after with the golden boy, when no one even knows they're dating? And is Ella going to dare to be that girl?
My Favorite Line(s):
He grunted. "What is it you want, Ella?""What you had," I answered softly, "with Diana.  That once-in-a-lifetime connection that makes everything good."

"Fine.  But you do realize that in order to be loved like that, you have to let the lucky gentleman see you.  I mean truly see you, scars and all."
Why I Loved It:  I have to say that I truly did love this book.  There is something about a girl that is head-over-heels for a dead man that is kind of irresistible.  What better form of “forbidden” love is there?  I figured I would get a little freaked out by that obsession, but really it was such a big part of the book for me.  As someone who can be a serious fan girl, I totally get that relationship.  Some of my favorite authors are dead, and I would be thrilled to have met them.  For a long time, I was very much in love with John Steinbeck.  And of course Mr. Darcy and Cricket, neither of which are even real people.  I can’t say that I am one to judge when I look at my literary love affairs.

Ella is witty and charming, all of which you see in her “love affair” with Mr. Willing.  She's also about my height, so I can relate to her fun-sizedness.  Her best friends are ones many of us would die for.  In a lot of the summaries, people said the book was Anna and the French Kiss meets Pretty in Pink.  At first I didn’t get the Pretty in Pink connection, but other than the rich boy/poor girl aspect, her best friend Frankie could totally be Ella’s Duckie minus the hopelessly in love part, of course, seeing as he plays for the other team.  That is a shame, my reading dears, for there is just something about a gorgeous Asian who has a sense of style.

Apparantely I’m on a BOOKS-INVOLVING-FOOD kick since three of the books I’ve read lately have had a strong food influence.  In this book, Ella’s family has an Italian restaurant that made me drool just a little a few times.  I’m definitely craving Italian right now.

Why You Should Read It:  I read this book over the weekend.  I was so excited to get it on my Nook that I stopped reading everything else, and I got interested enough that everything stayed untouched until I reached the last page.  The book is not the most well written YA book I’ve ever read, but it’s worth your time.  You’ll fall in love with Ella as she discovers the beauty in love in the world of art and her own world as well.   
      

Sunday, February 19, 2012

In My Mailbox


In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.


I got so many books the past couple of weeks...  I'm telling people that I have a serious issue.. I might be a bookaholic.  The books I got this week are as follows:

Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini 
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Inheritance by Christopher Paolini 
The Queen Bee of Bridgeton by Leslie DuBois
White Cat by Holly Black
Getting Caught by Mandy Hubbard
Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey
The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long
The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark and Carol Goodman
The Académie by Susanne Dunlap

What did you get in your mailbox?  Let me know so I can check it out!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thursday Hunk Throwdown

Ok so most of you won't see my logic, but after watching The Vow I decided this week's THT is going to be done Nicholas Spark style.  (For those of you who don't understand the logic follow: Channing Tatum plays in The Vow and he also played in Dear John which is a Nicholas Sparks's book.)

Ok so now that we are all on the same page, let's view our panel!

Ok starring as HUNK #1 is the inspiration of this whole week and star from Dear John.  Channing Tatum.. Completely gorgeous in every way... if you look really closely you can see the freckles on his shoulders.  There is something SO cute about those things.

Starring as HUNK #2 is the star from A Walk To Remember.  I don't know how many of ya'll remember Shane West, but I sure do.  He was definitely one of the guys I had a celebrity crush on.  

Starring as HUNK #3 is the star from The Last Song.  Liam Hemsworth is coming up in the world ladies.  For any of you girls who are living under a rock and haven't seen The Hunger Games trailer (I personally like to watch it at least once a week) he's the man picked to play Gale.  He also played quite the boyfriend to Miley Cyrus's train wreck of a character.      

Starring as HUNK #4 is the star from the oh-so-famous movie The Notebook.  Ryan Gosling is a personal favorite of mine, and some of my book blogging friends.  I mean look at that picture people!  I can't help but drool, but just a little.  You know the appropriate and society approved amount...


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It features each blogger's most anticipated books. This week, my pick is Flirting In Italian by Lauren Henderson.
SummaryFour girls. One magical, and possibly dangerous Italian summer. Family mysteries, ancient castles, long hot nights of dancing under the stars . . . and, of course, plenty of gorgeous Italian boys!
Why I Can't Wait:  I love books that are the combination of European countries and summer romances. If I could pick any place to go, it would be Italy.  So naturally, this books sounds like something I'm going to love!  Oh and the cover?  It seems like the perfect YA cover!

Expected Publication: June 12, 2012 (It can't come soon enough)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Review: Pizza, Love, and Other Stuff That Made Me Famous

Author: Kathryn Williams
Publishing Date: August 21, 2012
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 240
Format: ARC
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Summary:  Can a spot on a teen reality show really lead to a scholarship at an elite cooking school AND a summer romance?

Sixteen-year-old Sophie Nicolaides was practically raised in the kitchen of her family’s Italian-Greek restaurant, Taverna Ristorante. When her best friend, Alex, tries to convince her to audition for a new reality show, Teen Test Kitchen, Sophie is reluctant. But the prize includes a full scholarship to one of America's finest culinary schools and a summer in Napa, California, not to mention fame.

Once on-set, Sophie immediately finds herself in the thick of the drama—including a secret burn book, cutthroat celebrity judges, and a very cute French chef. Sophie must figure out a way to survive all the heat and still stay true to herself. A terrific YA offering--fresh, fun, and sprinkled with romance.
We’re just going to throw out the normal form for this review because I can’t really think of a line I really remembered loving.  That might give you an idea to where this review is going.  This was one of the books that I didn’t love, but I didn’t hate either.  I just liked it.  

There were some really cute things going for it though.  I mean I love food and books so when the books are about someone who’s making food, I’m normally pretty happy.  I liked the food combination with reality television.  Including a French boy is always a good move for me.  Accents are always a plus.  The problem was I didn’t know which boy crush to root for: Alex or Luc?  Luc was adorable, but I can relate with that boy with who you are most comfortable with yet still gives you butterflies.  I feel like the book would have been better if she had just had one boy and not both.  Either boy would have been ok with me.

The book was a good time filler but I would give it 3 out of 5 stars.
       

Thursday Hunk ThrowDown

So since it's my blog, I get to do what I want!  I'm so glad to do that.  Since I've been trying to catch up with season 3 of TVD, I figured I would start a new tradition.  Thursday Hunk Throwdown.  Tell me your picks if you would like.  I'm just happy to admire!


So for all those few people who don't indulge in TVD, let me share the Hunk Throwdown Panel:

1.  Damon Salvator (Ian Somerhalder) is HUNK #1.  Bad boy with that super-sensitive streak who's gaga for Elena.  I'm still not Team Damon on the show, but I can't deny his gorgeousness.

2.  Matt Donovan (Zach Roerig) is HUNK #2 and the boy you can't help but worry about.  He's had a horrible year and had some horrible luck with girls.  I have to say that it's not his looks that is causing his bad luck streak. 

3.  Tyler Lockwood (Michael Trevino) is HUNK #3 and one of my favorites on the show.  I hated him at first, but then you turn a boy into a werewolf.  Suddenly I can't help but love him.  Caroline and Tyler are my official favorite couple as of now in Season 3, Episode 4.  There is something about the forbidden love story.  

4.  Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley) is HUNK #4.  Season 3 is killing me because I loved Stefan and all his tortured vampire-ness.  We all love a tortured artist.  He's pretty, he's romantic, and right now he's breaking my heart into pieces.  Ripper or not, he's a beautiful one.

And here's your TVD Thursday Hunk Throwdown!  What do you think?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It features each blogger's most anticipated books. This week, my pick is The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen.

Summary:  "Pretty in Pink" meets "Anna and the French Kiss" in this charming romantic comedy.  Ella is nearly invisible at the Willing School, and that's just fine by her. She's got her friends - the fabulous Frankie and their sweet cohort Sadie. She's got her art - and her idol, the unappreciated 19th-century painter Edward Willing. Still, it's hard being a nobody and having a crush on the biggest somebody in the school: Alex Bainbridge. Especially when he is your French tutor, and lessons have started becoming, well, certainly more interesting than French ever has been before. But can the invisible girl actually end up with a happily ever after with the golden boy, when no one even knows they're dating? And is Ella going to dare to be that girl?

Why I Can't Wait:  I've been waiting for what seems forever, but today I realize that in a couple of weeks it will be on my Nook.  It's been pre-ordered before I even had the Nook.  I love Pretty in Pink and I love Anna and the French Kiss.  There is just so much to love, and I don't even have it yet.  I've read some really good reviews on it as well.  And look at that cover!  Fabulous!

Expected Publication: February 16, 2012

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Review: Pandemonium

Author: Lauren Oliver
Release Date: February 28, 2012
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 375
Series: Delirium #2
Format: ARC
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Summary:  I’m pushing aside the memory of my nightmare, pushing aside thoughts of Alex, pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school, push, push, push, like Raven taught me to do.The old life is dead.But the old Lena is dead too.I buried her.I left her beyond a fence,behind a wall of smoke and flame.Lauren Oliver delivers an electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Delirium. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.
My Favorite Line: “You can’t tell me how to feel.”

Why I Loved It:  Lauren Oliver quickly became one of my favorite authors after Delirium.  The book tore me up completely at the end.  I would think about it a couple of days later and start tearing up again.  Pandemonium started out just how I needed it to.  I healed as Lena healed.  Bit by bit, I became more and more happy with the way things were going.  I’m going to do my best to review without giving anything away. 

Life was good for me, and sadly the book began to come to an end.  I was already mourning only having a few pages left.  And then that last page came.  And I stared at it unable to wrap my mind around what had just happened.  And then it hit me.  And then I stared some more in a shocked stupor.  Finally the tears came.  I kept going through the different scenarios Ms. Oliver could have ended with that would not have tore me up so much.  I just have to trust in her fabulousness and that she knows what she’s doing.  All I have to say is the next book cannot come out soon enough.  I will definitely have to read Delirium and Pandemonium again before then.   

Why You Should Read It: If you read Delirium and loved it as much as me, reading Pandemonium is a must.  I’m not even going to give many reasons for this.  You must have enough questions about what happens to Lena to pick up the fabulous sequel.
       

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Review: Iron King

Author: Julie Kagawa
Release Date: February 1, 2010
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 363
Series: Iron Fey #1
Source: Bought
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Summary: Meghan Chase has a secret destiny; one she could never have imagined. 
Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school or at home. 
When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change. 
But she could never have guessed the truth - that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face; and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.
My Favorite Line
"As cities grow and technology takes over the world belief and imagination fade away and so do we." 

Well it’s either that or “I am a cat.”
Why I Loved It:  I’ll admit it.  This was the first YA book I had read about fairies.  This was one of the books that was put in my hands by that oh so crazy best friend of mine, and I had no idea what I was expecting.  But I truly loved it.  For one, the cover was incredible.  Harlequin did a great job on the covers for the books in the series.  The characters were just so likable.  I adore sarcasm in books, and this book had enough to please me.  I have no chosen between Team Puck and Team Ash yet.  Between you and me though, I think I’m leaning towards Team Ash.  You gotta love a bad boy.  My favorite part of the book though wasn’t the incredible imagery, the wild creatures, or even fairy royalty.  My favorite part was Grimalkin the cat.  He just made me giggle with his obnoxious know-it-all attitude!


P.S. Thanks to Lindsi (Books, Sweets, and Other Treats) for all her HTML help today!  I love that girl SO much!