Friday, April 24, 2009

Win One of My Favorite Books!

Head over to Today's Adventure, where you can enter to win a copy of Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer! This is the beginning of one of my favorite series ever (as you've probably seen) and I highly recommend both the series and Today's Adventure!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: Dragon Spear by Jessica Day George

"Waiting on" Wednesday was created by Jill of Breaking the Spine, and is a way for bloggers to share the upcoming books that they're longing for. This week I'm waiting on...

Dragon Spear
by Jessica Day George
Released May 12th, 2009
Sequel to: Dragon Slippers and Dragon Flight

As far as Creel is concerned, all is finally right with the world. The dragon king, Shardas, and his queen, Velika, have made a home for themselves on the Far Islands, and for the first time in centuries it seems dragons and humans might be able to live together in peace. So what better time for Creel and Luka to plan their wedding. But then Velika gets kidnapped by a band of rogue dragons in need of their own queen. And Creel and Luka leap to aid Shardas and rescue her—only to discover that Luka’s father has set his sights on taking back the Far Islands from the dragons. Torn between her love for Prince Luka and her friendship with Shardas and Velika, Creel must make the most difficult decision of her life if she stands any chance of getting to the church on time.

Why I'm waiting:
I have really enjoyed the previous two books about Creel and Luka, and am very much looking forward to hearing the end of their tale. Jessica Day George's books somehow manage to be simple and complex and light and deep all at the same time.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Your Blog is Fabulous Award

I was very excited this morning to see that Em nominated me for the Your Blog is Fabulous Award! Right back at you, Em! The rules say that, "Nominated blogs must list 5 things that they are addicted to and then nominate 5 other blogs." are my five:

1. Maelstrom
For Aella and Medeia and their fun reviews, with a very unique rating system.

2. NineteenTeen
For the multitude of fascinating posts on teenaged life during the nineteenth century.

3. Bookwork Chrysalis
For the in-depth reviews of interesting fantasy books.

4. Look Books
Although it's been a little abandoned recently, I always look forward to reading Felicity's updates on what she's learned about the Adams family and other cool things. It's cool to see such passion for something in someone just around my age.

5. Meandering Along
For her long posts about everything, whether it's something she loves or a rant about Orlando Bloom's--in the role of Legolas--eyebrows. Even when our opinions differ (like thoughts on the Inheritance Cycle or Josh Groban), her very well-formed likes and dislikes are always interesting, and when I agree with them they make me laugh because she's so descriptive. (When I don't agree, that's fine, too.) I think she and my friend Chelsea would get along well--IF they happen to agree on most things, that is. ;-)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: Fire by Kristin Cashore

"Waiting on" Wednesday was created by Jill of Breaking the Spine, and is a way for bloggers to share the upcoming books that they're longing for. This week I'm waiting on...

by Kristin Cashore
Released October 6th, 2009

Fire, Graceling's "prequel-ish companion book," takes place across the mountains to the east of the seven kingdoms, in a rocky, war-torn land called the Dells.

Beautiful creatures called monsters live in the Dells. Monsters have the shape of normal animals: mountain lions, dragonflies, horses, fish. But the hair or scales or feathers of monsters are gorgeously colored--fuchsia, turquoise, sparkly bronze, iridescent green--and their minds have the power to control the minds of humans.

Seventeen-year-old Fire is the last remaining human-shaped monster in the Dells. Gorgeously monstrous in body and mind but with a human appreciation of right and wrong, she is hated and mistrusted by just about everyone, and this book is her story.

Wondering what makes it a companion book/prequel? Fire takes place 30-some years before Graceling and has one cross-over character with Graceling, a small boy with strange two-colored eyes who comes from no-one-knows-where, and who has a peculiar ability that Graceling readers will find familiar and disturbing...

Why I'm waiting:
Let's see...Graceling was amazing, and the lucky people who've read this already are all saying Fire is even better! (Which is hard for me to imagine, but if it really is then yay!) Plus the cover is beautiful, and the story sounds really unique, interesting, and exciting.