The Dark Divine

21 Dec, 2009 by in YA fiction Leave a comment

Ever since meeting Bree a couple of weeks ago I have been scouring the shelves of local bookstores hoping to catch a sneak peek of her book “The Dark Divine” in the wild. No such luck… However, only two days left until the official debut! In the mean time check out her playlist on our sidebar. It is to die for. Lots of awesome music. And check out her blog here.
Join Bree at her pre-launch chat on Mundie Moms tonight at 7 Pm MST.

The Seven Rays

20 Dec, 2009 by in seven rays, young adult fiction 2 comments

You are more than you think you are.

THAT IS THE ANONYMOUS MESSAGE that Beth Michaels receives right before she starts seeing things. Not just a slept-through my-alarm-clock, late-for-homeroom, haven’t had-my-caffeine-fix kind of seeing things. It all starts with some dots, annoying pink dots that pop up on and over her mom and her best friend’s face. But then things get out of control and Beth is seeing people’s pasts, their fears, their secrets, their desires. The images are coming at Beth in hi-def streaming video and she can’t stop it. Everyone thinks she’s crazy and she’s pretty sure she agrees with them. But crazy doesn’t explain the gold envelopes that have started arriving, containing seeing keys and mysterious tarot cards. To Beth, it all seems too weird to be true. You are more than you think you are? But here’s the thing: What if she is?

The creator of Bring it On, Jessica Bendiner, brings her teen savvy writing to this paranormal romance, The Seven Rays.

I was drawn to this book by its cover and book trailer and I was excited to read it. About ten pages in I got skeptical. The jacket said it is written for 14 years or older. Already within the first chapter we were talking about things that are not at all okay for 14 year olds. I kept reading because the plot was interesting, but it just got worse. By page 200 I had to put the book down and stop reading. It made me, a 34 year old married woman with children feel dirty. In my opinion the book has soft porn designed to stimulate young minds to desire music that pushes sex. The main characters went for 0 to 60 in a couple of minutes. Why?

It is sad to me that some Young Adult fiction can be wrapped up in great appealing characters and push trashy values. The author here threw in a semi-feel good ultimate message. Her premise that jealousy and lies be combated by love was lost for me amongst all of the sexual, alternative undertones. I gave it 2 out of 5 stars.

Top 25 Books Heather Can’t Wait To Read

18 Dec, 2009 by in waiting on, young adult fiction 1 comment

25 Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2) Stiefvater, Maggie*

24 Ash Lo, Malinda

23 Going Bovine Bray, Libba

22 The Way He Lived Smith, Emily Wing

21 Sweethearts Zarr, Sara

20 Peeps (Peeps, #1) Westerfeld, Scott

19 To Kill a Mockingbird Lee, Harper

18 Fallen (Fallen, #1) Kate, Lauren

17 Wintergirls Anderson, Laurie Halse*

16 The Demon’s Lexicon (Demons, #1) Brennan, Sarah Rees


15 The Dark Divine Despain, Bree*

14 Misguided Angel (Blue Bloods, #5) Cruz, Melissa de la

13 Bitterblue Cashore, Kristin

11 The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)

10 Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #1)

9 If I Stay Forman, Gayle

8 Spells (Wings, #2) Pike, Aprilynne

7 City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instruments, #4) Clare, Cassandra

6 As You Wish Pearce, Jackson*

5 The Actor and the Housewife: A Novel Hale, Shannon

4 Need (Need, #1) Jones, Carrie*

3 The Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1) Clare, Cassandra

2 Forest Born (The Books of Bayern, #4) Hale, Shannon

1 Before I Fall Oliver, Lauren*

Thanks to Becca Fitzpatrick

17 Dec, 2009 by in Patch, simon schuster, YA fiction Leave a comment

Our person of the week is Becca Fitzpatrick, author of the YA book Hush, Hush. She was kind enough to write on our wall and is a fan of Fire and Ice on Facebook. Her book features the Fallen Archangel Patch on his adventures with Nora. It’s a must read. You will fall in love…

Romance was not part of Nora Grey’s plan. She’s never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgment.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora’s not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and seems to know more about her than her closest friends. She can’t decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.

For she is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those who have fallen — and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life

Check out our Hush, Hush/ Patch inspired wing jewelry, book mark and Urban Fiction Journal in the Etsy store.

Twilight Giveaway

16 Dec, 2009 by in etsy, fire and ice, michael martinez, Stephenie Meyer, twilightNew Moon 3 comments

This week’s giveaway is for a free “Origins CD, a headshot of Edward or Jacob, a lanyard botton with original drawn logo, an item of your choice under $20 from our Etsy store and a BK New Moon crown with Twilight trading cards. Good Luck. Winner will be drawn and announced on December 22nd.
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