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Book Review- Cold Kiss

21 Jan, 2012 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment

Cold Kiss
by Amy Garvey
Hardcover, 304 pages
Publication Date: September 20th 2011
by HarperTeen
ISBN  006199622X
Book Source: BEA
3 Stars

It was a beautiful, warm summer day, the day Danny died.
Suddenly Wren was alone and shattered. In a heartbroken fury, armed with dark incantations and a secret power, Wren decides that what she wants—what she must do—is to bring Danny back.
But the Danny who returns is just a shell of the boy Wren fell in love with. His touch is icy; his skin, smooth and stiff as marble; his chest, cruelly silent when Wren rests her head against it.
Wren must keep Danny a secret, hiding him away, visiting him at night, while her life slowly unravels around her. Then Gabriel DeMarnes transfers to her school, and Wren realizes that somehow, inexplicably, he can sense the powers that lie within her—and that he knows what she has done. And now Gabriel wants to help make things right.
But Wren alone has to undo what she has wrought—even if it means breaking her heart all over again.

Review by ephrielle: From the beginning this book has started in such a way as to make it unique.  Instead of following the cause and effect model we are going backwards.  Something has already happened and now we are going to figure it out in reverse.  A great use of the unexplored areas of the English language.  
Basically, you have a teenage girl getting carried away by her feelings.  Everything at that age seems so permanent and intense.  In the throes of her undying love she makes a mistake, a huge mistake.  As most teenagers find that intense lasting emotion was more of a growth pain.  Now she finds herself not liking the consequences and needing a way out.  Sprinkle in some zombie and magic and you are good to go.  A relatively quick read.

Content: intense swearing

About the author: I’ve always been a reader. I’ve also been a movie theater ticket taker, a nanny, a camp counselor, and a romance editor. Now I’m a wife and a mom and a writer who still spends most of my free time reading (when I’m not watching too much TV).

After starting off in romance with books like Hot Date and Pictures of Us, I’m writing in the genre I’ve always loved most, young adult fiction. (My very first completed novel, which will live forever under my bed, was a young adult novel!) 

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Teaser Tuesday-The Sorcerer King

23 Feb, 2010 by in seventh daughter, Sorcerer King 15 comments

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Here’s my teaser: “The tension rose as they made their way along the valley. Tania’s head ached with strain. She felt like yelling out to the creatures–anything to break the deadly volatile silence.” (okay so it’s three sentences)

p. 196 The Seventh Daughter previously published as The Sorcerer King by Frewin Jones Book #3 of the Faerie Path
A special unnanounced treat for my loyal blog readers…Leave a comment below to be entered to win the first book in the series “The Faerie Path” Winner will be drawn on March 26th, 2010.

Waiting on Wednesday "Spells"

27 Jan, 2010 by in Spells 3 comments

Summary From Aprilynne Pike’s website:
Spells, the sequel to Aprilynne Pike’s #1 New York Times best-selling debut, continues the story of a not-so-ordinary girl named Laurel.

“I can’t just storm in and proclaim my intentions. I cant ‘steal’ you away. I just have to wait and hope that, someday, you’ll ask,” Tamani said.

“And if I don’t?” Laurel said, her voice barely above a whisper.

“Then I guess I’ll be waiting forever.”

Six months have passed since Laurel saved the gateway to the faerie realm of Avalon. Now she must spend her summer there, honing her skills as a Fall faerie. But her human family and friends are still in mortal danger–and the gateway to Avalon is more compromised than ever.

When it comes time to protect those she loves, will she depend on David, her human boyfriend, for help? Or will she turn to Tamani, the electrifying faerie with whom her connection is undeniable? Available from HarperTeen on May 4, 2010.

Praise for Spells

“Spells is brilliant and lovely. Aprilynne Pike’s talent just continues to bloom and I am almost afraid to see how awesome her next book will be.”

–Carrie Jones, author of the New York Times best-selling Need and Captivate

While we are waiting check out our Wings inspired jewelry in the Etsy store and watch these fun videos on Aprilynne’s first novel, Wings…