Monday, March 29, 2010

Mini Blog: Taking a Break... Sort Of

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. Due to some computer problems, I don't have internet at home right now. I'll try to post a bit from the library, but there's a 30 minute limit on the computers there, so I won't get to post much. Hopefully I'll get internet back at home soon.

Eclectically yours,
Dahlia

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wish List Wednesday 17

What?


The Shadow Project

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wish List Wednesday 16

What?


Dream Girl

by Lauren Mechling
Pub. date: July 08
"Claire Voyante has been having strange visions ever since she can remember. But the similarity between her name and her talents is purely coincidental. The name is French and unlike the psychics on TV, she can’t solve crimes or talk to the dead.

But that all changes on Claire’s 15th birthday, when her grandmother gives her something a little more extraordinary than one of her old cocktail dresses: a strange black-and-white onyx cameo on a gold chain. It’s not long before Claire’s world becomes a whole lot clearer. And a whole lot more dangerous."

Why?

This just sounds really interesting, and I like her name. The cover is also nice. This sounds like a promising read.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wish List Wednesday 15

What?


My Soul to Save


by Rachel Vincent
Pub. date: December 09
"When Kaylee Cavanaugh screams, someone dies.

So when teen pop star Eden croaks onstage and Kaylee doesn't wail, she knows something is dead wrong. She can't cry for someone who has no soul.
The last thing Kaylee needs right now is to be skipping school, breaking her dad's ironclad curfew and putting her too-hot-to-be-real boyfriend's loyalty to the test. But starry-eyed teens are trading their souls: a flickering lifetime of fame and fortune in exchange for eternity in the Netherworld—a consequence they can't possibly understand.
Kaylee can't let that happen, even if trying to save their souls means putting her own at risk…."

Why?

I ♥LOVED♥ My Soul to Take!!! It was so awesome and original! The whole banshee thing was really interesting, and I'm dying for more! And this one sounds really good!

Monday, March 8, 2010

My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent

"She doesn't see dead people, but…

She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.


Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next…"

Wow. Just, wow. This book was sooo good! I'm dying to read the sequel! It jumped right into the story, but was still a little slow in the beginning. It didn't really pick up until the whole banshee thing was explained, then I couldn't put it down! The writing was fantastic! The story was great, kept me guessing just enough. I loved it!
Kaylee was a great character, though it was sometimes hard to like her when Nash was around. She became kinda... weak and cliche around him. It was sad, not to mention annoying. Other than that, she was a good protagonist. Nash was an okay character. Helpful would be a good word to describe him, as he knew just about everything about bean sidhes and other supernatural beings.
Speaking of bean sidhes, I'm so glad someone finally wrote a book about them! One of the most interesting things about My Soul to Take was that it was about something I've never read about before. It was so nice to not know everyhting about Kaylee's powers before reading it.
The story was really interesting, though a little vague at times. What was killing her classmates was discovered about halfway through the book, but the reason wasn't revealed until the end. I kinda figured out why before it was revealed, but I never would have guessed who had caused it! So twisty!

Short version: This book was AMAZINGLY AWESOME! I cannot wait to get my hands on the sequel! I highly recommend you read My Soul to Take if you haven't already, especially if you're getting tired of the same old vampires, zombies, and fallen angels.

I give My Soul to Take five Fists of Rock.
Eclectically yours,

Saturday, March 6, 2010

In My Mailbox 27

In My Mailbox was started by The Story Siren and inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie.

Bought

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Pub. date: February 10
"Meghan Chase has a secret destiny—one she could never have imagined…
Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school…or at home.
When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change.
But she could never have guessed the truth—that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face…and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart."
Saw this at Barnes & Noble and had to get it. I've heard good things about it, I'm going through a faerie phase, and it sounds awesome! I'll definitely be reading this soon. Also, it's a 2010 debut, which I'm in desperate need of (I have two books that qualify, and need ten more). I can't wait to read it! ^_^

Borrowed

The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Pub. date: October 09
"When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.
Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.
Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.
Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind."
I've been wanting to read this for a while, and was super excited to find it at my library shortly after adding it to my wish list, but was unable to get it until now due to a very busy reading schedule. So glad I have it now!


Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
Pub. date: July 09
"All her world’s a stage.
Bertie Shakespeare Smith is not an actress, yet she lives in a theater.
She’s not an orphan, but she has no parents.
She knows every part, but she has no lines of her own.
That is, until now.
Enter Stage Right
NATE. Dashing pirate. Will do anything to protect Bertie.
COBWEB, MOTH, MUSTARD SEED, and PEASEBLOSSOM. Four tiny and incredibly annoying fairies. BERTIE’S sidekicks.
ARIEL. Seductive air spirit and Bertie’s weakness. The symbol of impending doom.
BERTIE. Our heroine.
Welcome to the Théâtre Illuminata, where the actors of every play ever written can be found behind the curtain. They were born to play their parts, and are bound to the Théâtre by The Book—an ancient and magical tome of scripts. Bertie is not one of them, but they are her family—and she is about to lose them all and the only home she has ever known.
Lisa Mantchev has written a debut novel that is dramatic, romantic, and witty, with an irresistible and irreverent cast of characters who are sure to enchant the audience. Open Curtain"
Saw this around the blogosphere a lot and thought it sounded interesting. Let's hope it doesn't disappoint. ;)

That's all I got this week. I can't wait to read these! They all sound really good!

Eclectically yours,