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On sale today...

If I bought every book that caught my eye, I would be poorer than a teacher in Florida. Wait... I am a teacher in Florida. ha! Well, in that case, bring on the books! Two more books that are out today that have caught my eye...



Jesse cuts her own hair with a Swiss Army knife. She wears big green fisherman's boots. She's the founding (and only) member of NOLAW, the National Organization to Liberate All Weirdos. Emily wears sweaters with faux pearl buttons. She's vice president of the student council. She has a boyfriend. These two girls have nothing in common, except the passionate "private t
...moreJesse cuts her own hair with a Swiss Army knife. She wears big green fisherman's boots. She's the founding (and only) member of NOLAW, the National Organization to Liberate All Weirdos. Emily wears sweaters with faux pearl buttons. She's vice president of the student council. She has a boyfriend. These two girls have nothing in common, except the passionate &quo…

Waiting on Wednesday (20)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
I just recently finished reading Divergent and really enjoyed it. I loved Four and Tris instantly. I had mixed feelings about the book, because reading it immediately after finishing The Hunger Games made it seem a bit sluggish. Regardless, though, I knew book two would be awesomesauce in the making. Unfortunately, I had no idea I had to wait until May 2012 to read it. Ugh. So, I'm crossing my fingers and sending up wishes for an ARC or for Netgalley to put out an e-ARC soon. Until then, I'm waiting... but not very patiently.

One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris&#…

Review: Frags (Thomas Carpenter)

Frags picks up with Gabby living with the Frags and trying to find out what happens to the contestants that don't beat LifeGame. In particular, she’s trying to find her friend Zaela, who has disappeared without a trace when she did not receive a high score in LifeGame. Now Gabby has become the (reluctant) leader of the Frags, and is leading the effort to find the missing contestants. The journey is long and difficult, and often brings unexpected surprises along the way. With every horrific discovery, Gabby seems to get a step further from uncovering the truth behind the disappearances.

The only truth she does find leaves her with a broken heart.

Frist, I thought the first book-- Gamers-- was awesome. I'm not a huge sci-fi fan, but this one combines the best of science fiction with a dystopian setting. Instant awesomeness.

There are some super shady characters, especially the head Coder. He is constantly following Gabby and the Frags, trying to capture them for some evil, ill…

Review: Allegiance (Cayla Kluver)

Product Details:
Reading Level: YA
Pages: 490
Publisher: HarperTeen (February 28, 2012)
Source: e-ARC from NetGalley
Read it in: 3 days




An eighteen-year-old queen in love with the enemy as their countries pass the point of no return...

Bound to a man she cannot love, Queen Alera of Hytanica must forget Narian, the young man who holds her heart. For Narian is destined to conquer Hytanica at the behest of his master, the powerful magic-user known as the Overlord. Alera doesn't truly believe Narian will fight against Hytanica-until Cokyrian troops attack with Narian commanding the charge.

Faced with the greatest betrayal a heart can know, Alera must set aside personal feelings and lead her kingdom through its darkest time. And when all hope, will and courage seem lost, she must find strength and remember that even the blackest night must have a dawn....



First off, do not start a series without reading the first book. Just don’t do it. As I read this book, it became painfully obvious t…

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In My Mailbox (30)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by the Story Siren to highlight all the wonderful bookish things bought, borrowed, downloaded, or received during the week. Well, it was my turn to pick the restaurant for dinner (California Pizza Kitchen!) which happened to be next door to Barnes and Noble. As a general rule, I cannot pass a bookstore without "browsing." It's a rule. I can also not pass a shoe sale without "browsing," but they don't sell shoes at B&N. So here is what I ended up buying this week: Bought: For Review: