Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Nightmare Affair

I was beyond excited yesterday to hear about the novel The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett.

Here is the synopsis from Goodreads:

16-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she’s a criminal. No, she’s a Nightmare. Literally. Dusty is a magical being who feeds on human dreams.

Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, and living in the shadow of her mother’s infamy is hard enough. But when Dusty sneaks into Eli Booker’s house, things get a whole lot more complicated. He’s hot, which means sitting on his chest and invading his dreams couldn’t get much more embarrassing. But it does. Eli is dreaming of a murder. The setting is Arkwell.

And then it comes true.

Now the Dusty has to follow the clues--both within Eli’s dreams and out of them--to stop the killer before more people turn up dead. And before the killer learns what she’s up to and marks her as the next target.

Could this novel sound any more amazing! The answer is no! I literally can't wait. 

And for those of us that cannot wait, there's an amazing contest right now that allows you to win an arc of the novel The Nightmare Affair. There are a few different sites hosting that you can find at the link:

Also, if you would like to check out the cover reveal, follow this link:

Good luck to everyone!!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Sisters Red

Sisters Red (Fairytale Retellings, #1)Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love novels where the women kick ass. And kick ass they do.

Read this novel if you like any of the following;
Kicking ass
Fairy tales
Hot guys

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I Hunt Killers

I Hunt KillersI Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was beyond hypnotized with this novel, and honestly, I was devastated to finish it! Part of me wanted to read as slow as possible so that it didn’t have to end. The other half of me didn’t want to sleep so that I could find out the end; something that had occupied my mind since I walked out of the bookstore with it. It’s awesome to read such a dark and entertaining, not to mention funny, YA novel. There definitely needs to be more of them out there.

Barry Lyga is a wizard. I was completely transfixed on this novel, and honestly, I’m not sure I can wait that long until the sequel comes out.
Jazz is a teenage boy, unsure about himself. He’s fighting the normal issues every teen does, but is carrying baggage that’s heavier than any airline would allow.

Jazz’s father is a world famous, horrific serial killer who raised Jazz to follow in his footsteps. But Jazz wants nothing to do with the terrible legacy that he now faces. Except for the fact that he has these urges…a killer’s urges.

So when a murderer copycat ends up in town, following in his father’s footsteps, Jazz is eager to try and solve the crime to prove that he is nothing like his father was…something that he isn’t so sure of himself, deep down.

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Stargirl (Stargirl, #1)Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I thoroughly believe that anyone in the world will love this novel. I finished feeling good about myself and empowered to make good changes in the world and in myself. I strongly recommend reading this book.

Meet Stargirl Caraway. She’s a mysterious, happy go lucky, and unique girl living in an all too familiar cookie-cutter world.

She’s compassionate, considerate, and goes the extra mile for everyone… Which is why the people in her school don’t understand her. She is written off as weird. Bizarre.

Stargirl doesn’t first. She goes on to serenade people with her ukulele on their birthdays, wear strange clothing to school, and cheer for her school and their rivals during games.
But Stargirl isn’t obvious. Soon she starts to see the differences between herself and the others around her. In fact, she sees more than most humans do in a lifetime. Stargirl just believes in following her heart, which is harder to do that we’d all like to admit.

Follow Stargirl as she learns, grows, and falls in love in this amazing novel that teaches that though it’s not easy, it’s always important to be true to oneself.

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