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Hi everyone! I am an aspiring author slash college student who loves to read which is probably obvious, and I love to share what I read with people, again, obvious. I think everyone has a book out there for them, its a matter of looking hard enough to find it and having a positive attitude about reading it. Anyways I hope you all find this blog helpful. Please feel free to comment and ask questions, that's why I do this! -Bookworm95

May 26, 2011

Entwined by Heather Dixon

This book is also on the reading list.
"Azalea is trapped. Just when she should feel that everything is before her . . . beautiful gowns, dashing suitors, balls filled with dancing . . . it's taken away. All of it.
The Keeper understands. He's trapped, too, held for centuries within the walls of the palace. And so he extends an invitation.
Every night, Azalea and her eleven sisters may step through the enchanted passage in their room to dance in his silver forest.
But there is a cost.
The Keeper likes to keep things.
Azalea may not realize how tangled she is in his web until it is too late."


Dark Mirror by M. J. Putney

This book is on the reading list.
"This historical romance/fantasy novel toggles back and forth in time between the early 1800s and the beginning of WWII. It is set in the town of Lackland, home of a boarding school for wayward sons and daughters of the British aristocracy. These students are not guilty of moral turpitude, but of having the ability to practice magic, which has been outlawed. Lady Victoria has just arrived at Lackland and her only hope of returning to society rests upon whether she can learn to repress her powers forever. But Tory finds that some of the teachers and students are members of a secret magic society that meets in the tunnels under the school to practice their craft. Tory joins the group and discovers a silver mirror that whisks her to 1940. There she finds that her magic is desperately needed, as the success of the evacuation of the Allies from Dunkirk depends upon the weather being just right. Except for a few plot holes here and there, this novel is satisfyingly constructed. The romance and fantasy are nicely balanced, without one overpowering the other. Unlike many adult novels in this genre, the romance is limited to passionate embraces, which makes it appropriate for younger teen readers. The characters and plot are fairly stock but comfortably predictable, with just enough surprise to keep the reader interested. All in all, this is a solid debut YA novel for Putney and it will appeal to teen fans of both romance and fantasy."


Official Reading List

This is the official reading list for my summer. These are all great books, so I have heard, and I am going to challenge myself and all of you to read as many of these books with me. I will start on June 1st and stop on August 14th. We'll see if I make it.

1. Spells - Aprilynne Pike
2. Illusions - Aprilynne Pike
3. The Crucible - Arthur Miller
4. The Chosen - Chaim Potok
5. Night Star - Alyson Noel
7. Passion - Lauren Kate
8. Splendor - Anna Godbersen
9. Devergent - Veronica Roth
10. The Haunted - Jessica Verday
11. NightShade - Andrea R, Cremer
14. Emma - Jane Austen
15. Starlighter - Bryan Davis
16. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
17. Entwined - Heather Dixon
18. Steel - Carrie Vaughn
19. Camille - Tess Oliver
20. Dark Mirror - M. J. Putney
21. Across The Universe - Beth Revis
Then after I finish those I will start with these:
23. Paranormalcy -Kiersten White
25. Safe Haven - Nicholas Sparks
26. The Believer - Nicholas Sparks
29. Firelight - Sophie Jordan

I hope you find some of these new books helpful! Follow along with me!


Steel by Carrie Vaughn

While I was browsing B&N I found this book and it look great!
"It was a slender length of rusted steel, tapered to a point at one end and jagged at the other, as if it had broken. A thousand people would step over it and think it trash, but not her.
This was the tip of a rapier.
Sixteen-year-old Jill has fought in dozens of fencing tournaments, but she has never held a sharpened blade. When she finds a corroded sword piece on a Caribbean beach, she is instantly intrigued and pockets it as her own personal treasure.
The broken tip holds secrets, though, and it transports Jill through time to the deck of a pirate ship. Stranded in the past and surrounded by strangers, she is forced to sign on as crew. But a pirate's life is bloody and brief, and as Jill learns about the dark magic that brought her there, she forms a desperate scheme to get home—one that risks everything in a duel to the death with a villainous pirate captain."


Divergent by Veronica Roth

One of my good book group friends is reading this book right now and she said its amazing. She reccomends it to everyone!
"In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.




Hey everyone! I have finished revising and editing A High School Romance, so it is safe to reread. I will be continuing Sam and Grace's journey over my time off this summer.

Also this summer, I have challenged myself to read as many new books as I can starting June 1st. So keep a look out for my official summer reading list coming soon! I challenge you all to read along with me. I will be posting weekly. Keeping you updated on where I am and what book I am reading. I will go down the list so if you get lost, you can always check.

Thanks again to all those who read this site faithfully. It's just a hobby, but I'm glad to be able to help those who love to read and want new material, or those of you who hate reading and just want to try something new. Its a lot of fun looking up new things to read :)

Have a great weekend!


May 7, 2011

Just To Say Hey!!

Hey guys!

First Happy Mother's day!

Second, I have been doing a lot of updating on the site. I have rewritten a LOT on a High School Romance. So make sure you check back up and re-read from the beginning. I have added a lot more details on some parts. PLEASE comment; If you have a question, or just because. ANY feedback helps me a lot!

Third, I have completely re-done the character picture page and the next couple of polls will be based on them. PLEASE vote so I know how I did with the pics!

and lastly, I will have more books up ASAP. I found a couple of other great ones!

Thanks for all of your support!!