Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year's Resolutions




Today is the last day of 2013 which means I’m supposed to get all sentimental and retrospective.  You know, look back at what this year has meant to me and plan how I’ll improve as a person in 2014. 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

My Favorite Christmas Book




I guess I’ll admit it publically – I’m bit of a Scrooge when it comes to this time of year.  I honestly have a hard time seeing past the craziness of spending every waking moment from Thanksgiving to December 25th doing whatever it will take to make everyone else happy, when all I really want to do is climb into my big armchair and be left alone with the perfect book.  See, I'm a strong introvert and getting together with tons of people that I don’t see all the time, even if they’re all family, is very stressful to me.  And trying to keep everyone around me joyous for the whole season just wears me out!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

It's What I Do




Confession:  I write a blog that centers around YA Paranormal/Fantasy books (obviously), but there are times, between chapters of vampire gore and werewolf myth, that I get tired of it all.  Sometimes I even question my love of reading.  When I tire of the suspense and the mayhem, the petty high school dramas, I question… what if I’m just tired of reading?  What if my life turns upside down and I end up like everyone else and turn only to mindless TV instead of a good book (I’m not knocking TV… it’s just not “me” to want that when I need an escape).   

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A Series of Significance



http://www.amazon.com/Shelly-Crane/e/B0055Q9PWS/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1419275346&sr=1-1

This morning I cut my finger open… the only good thing about this was getting to finish my book series at the doctor’s office while waiting to get stitches.  So… I tell you this so you understand that I am typing with 9 fingers because these books were so freakin’ awesome I can’t wait to write about them! (wow… I just used the work “freakin’” in my writing… maybe I can write my own story from a teenage girl’s POV someday, haha)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A New Vampire Story

http://www.amazon.com/Ignite-Midnight-Fire-Book-1-ebook/dp/B005U8GQT6/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1419275299&sr=1-6&keywords=ignite


So I picked out this book because the Amazon reviews all said things like what Kristin of Better Read Than Dead said about it: "It's been a while since I have read a really good YA vampire book. They have become so cliché that I often avoid them. Imagine my surprise when I picked up Ignite and fell in love with it by page 17."  Or another review: "YES ITS DIFFERENT AND I THROUGHLY ENJOYED IT!! I'm a vampire lover, and enjoy any tale that is certainly unlike any other and that grabs and piques my interest. Ignite certainly did this." -- K.M. Whittaker

So imagine my surprise when the first quarter of the book was nothing more than a Twilight re-write?!