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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

October 23, 2013

Comments and Conversations

Hey everyone! I was just scrolling through and reading some of the conversations and  comments that you have posted here. I realized that everything I wanted out of this site has already been fulfilled. I was amazed that so many people had responses to the things I recommended and shared. It was great to see feedback from those of you who liked or hated certain books. Its great to keep conversations going and talk about our favorite series and authors. I just wanted to thank you all again for the love and support you have towards this site and myself. I really appreciate everything! Have a great week, and look through some of the recent posts!


Author To Watch: Kallie Ross

bc58be3ec28a26437258cc26c15fb918fe13931eI'm sure I've mentioned her before, but I've been listening to a podcast and following along online with Twilight Series Theories for like six or seven years now and I love the two Texan sisters who run it. I've written in several times and was mentioned on the show once, although I don't remember the episode. I'm excited to announce that Kallie Ross is going to publish her first novel DESCENT: A LOST TRIBE. I'm not sure of the publication date, but hopefully I'll know soon enough.

This excerpt was found on Kallie's website:

"Ollie Miller’s summer has been socially miserable, but she’s ready to leave all of the hurt feelings behind and move on with her life. When curious earthquakes begin to shake and rip open the foundation of her small town the ground becomes as unsteady as her feelings for her best friend, Mateo.
When they fall, they fall hard…
They descend into a cavernous wonderland that is both mysterious and breathtaking. Ollie, Mateo, Jesse, and Alexis just want to find a way back home, but instead they find Gabriel. He is a stranger to them, but he is no stranger to the labyrinth of caves underground. Together they begin a treacherous journey filled with ancient secrets, unexpected truths, and uncharted feelings."

Visit Kallie at http://kallieross.com/ and follow her on twitter @kallieross


Author To Watch: Courtney Alameda

Courtney AlamedaSo I've mentioned before that I have an amazing friend who has recently been picked up by Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan. Her debute novel "SHUTTER" is set for publication for fall 2014. I have read bits and pieces now and again and it is amazing! I cannot wait to read the whole thing.
"Courtney Alameda’s career has been spent in and around books. She holds a B.A. in English Literature with an Emphasis in Creative Writing from Brigham Young University, spent seven non-consecutive years working for Barnes & Noble, and currently works as an Adult & Teen Services librarian at the Provo City Library. Her forthcoming novel, SHUTTER (Fall 2014, Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan), is a tale spawned in part by Bram Stoker’s DRACULA, in part by her experiences both paranormal and not-so-paranormal, and features a cast of monsters inspired by everything from Japanese folklore to survival horror video games.
Courtney is represented by John M. Cusick of Greenhouse Literary. A Northern California native, she now resides in Utah.

"From the Publisher's Weekly Rights Report, March 4, 2013: "Liz Szabla at Feiwel and Friends has preempted world rights to Shutter, a debut YA novel by librarian and bookseller Courtney Alameda. The novel, which chronicles ghost hunter Micheline Helsing's pursuit of a malevolent spirit across San Francisco, was signed from a 15-page sample at the Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers conference last June. Publication is set for fall 2014. John M. Cusick of Greenhouse Literary brokered the deal, his first since joining Greenhouse in January."

I know most of you will love this book. So keep your eyes out for Miss Courtney and go get her book next fall! Read more about Courtney and her career at http://courtneyalameda.com/



Hocus Pocus?

Hey everyone! So a really good author friend of mine writes YA Horror and has recently joined together with a few of her friends to start a website called YA Scream Queens. This site is amazing. I've spent some time exploring and they have all kinds of great stuff. They have all the author's bios along with a list of their work. They have give away contests and advice for aspiring authors. Its just a great space to browse so go check it out and get your scare on! "They want to hear you scream!"


also follow them on twitter @YAScreamQueens

Happy Halloween!


October 22, 2013


March 21, 2014. That is the date that should be on everyone's calendar!! DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth is going to premier in theaters! That's right, DIVERGENT the movie. Starring Shailene Woodley as Tris. Veronica has said she visited the set and the scenes she was able to watch were exactly what went on in her mind. That makes me soo excited! I can't wait to see this movie!


Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Allegiant (Divergent Series #3) (B&N Exclusive Edition)I cannot tell you how excited I am about the release of this book. Allegiant was released today and I think it may just be moved to the top of my list. As you know, Veronica Roth is one of my all time favorite authors! I completely fell in love with this story and her characters. She is one of the reasons I love to write so much. This is sadly the conclusion to her DIVERGENT series, but hopefully she is already working up something new for us!

"What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?
The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent."


The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

The Longest RideListen up ladies! Grab your tissues and snuggle up. Nicholas Sparks has released his newest tear jerker titled "The Longest Ride".
"In the tradition of his beloved first novel, The Notebook, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with the remarkable story of two couples whose lives intersect in profound and surprising ways.
Ira Levinson is in trouble. Ninety-one years old and stranded and injured after a car crash, he struggles to retain consciousness until a blurry image materializes beside him: his beloved wife Ruth, who passed away nine years ago. Urging him to hang on, she forces him to remain alert by recounting the stories of their lifetime together - how they met, the precious paintings they collected together, the dark days of WWII and its effect on them and their families. Ira knows that Ruth can't possibly be in the car with him, but he clings to her words and his memories, reliving the sorrows and everyday joys that defined their marriage.
A few miles away, at a local bull-riding event, a Wake Forest College senior's life is about to change. Recovering from a recent break-up, Sophia Danko meets a young cowboy named Luke, who bears little resemblance to the privileged frat boys she has encountered at school. Through Luke, Sophia is introduced to a world in which the stakes of survival and success, ruin and reward — even life and death - loom large in everyday life. As she and Luke fall in love, Sophia finds herself imagining a future far removed from her plans — a future that Luke has the power to rewrite . . . if the secret he's keeping doesn't destroy it first.
Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common, and who are separated by years and experience. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart."

I cannot wait until I can get my hands on this one!


Cassandra Clare Has More?

Listen up Cassie fans! Cassandra Clare recently announced she will be publishing a brand new series! This new series is set for publication in 2015 after the conclusion of the Mortal Instruments which is sent for May of 2014. "The Dark Artifices" is the title.

" NEW YORK,  March 12, 2012– Cassandra Clare, award-winning #1 New York Times bestselling author of “The Mortal Instruments” and “The Infernal Devices” series, has signed an agreement with Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, for a third young adult fantasy series featuring her immensely popular Shadowhunters. The new series will be entitled “The Dark Artifices.” 
“The Mortal Instruments” series—which includes City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass and City of Fallen Angels—and “The Infernal Devices” series—which includes Clockwork Angel and Clockwork Prince—have gone on to become New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestsellers. City of Lost Souls, the fifth installment in “The Mortal Instruments” series,will be published in all formats on May 8, 2012.
The first book in “The Dark Artifices” is scheduled for publication in 2015. Set against the glittering backdrop of present-day Los Angeles, the series follows Emma Carstairs, the fiercest warrior and most skilled young Shadowhunter since Jace Wayland, and Emma’s sworn partner in arms, Julian Blackthorn. Despite Emma’s complicated feelings for Julian, the two must band together to investigate a demonic plot that stretches from the warlock-run nightclubs of the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica.
Cassandra said: “Simon and Schuster has been a wonderful home for the Shadowhunter books for many years, and I am so excited to be able to embark on this new adventure with them. I know readers will come to love Emma, Mark, Cristina and Julian just as they have loved Jace, Clary, Will, Tessa and Jem. Readers have often asked what will happen in the Shadowhunter world after the events of the Mortal Instruments and this series will give them a chance to find out.”" You can read more at http://cassandraclare.tumblr.com/post/19280073965/the-dark-artifices .
unfortunately there is not any covers released yet. However you can download the Shadowhunter app for your smart phone. Its called Cassandra Clare's Shadowhunters.

I'm Almost done. . .

I know back in June I reported that I was going to give the UGLIES by Scott Westerfeld another shot, and I did. I finally finished UGLIES and moved on to PRETTIES. I recently stared SPECIALS which I try to read in between classed as much as possible. Its about the only time I can actually read. Anyways, I just wanted to keep you in the loop.


The Fall of Five by Pitticus Lore

The Fall of Five (B&N Exclusive Edition)The Fall of Five by Pitticus Lore was released several months ago. I'm sad to report that I have yet to read The Rise of Nine, or ever purchase The Fall of Five. However knowing Pitticus Lore, I'm 100% positive that these new additions to the series will be fantastic.

"The Fall of Five is the fourth novel in the New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series by Pittacus Lore. The Garde are finally reunited, but do they have what it takes to win the war against the Mogadorians?
John Smith—Number Four—thought that things would change once the Garde found one another. They would stop running. They would fight the Mogadorians. And they would win.
But he was wrong. After facing off with the Mogadorian ruler and almost being annihilated, the Garde know they are drastically unprepared and hopelessly outgunned. Now they're hiding out in Nine's Chicago penthouse, trying to figure out their next move.
The six of them are powerful, but they're not strong enough yet to take on an entire army—even with the return of an old ally. To defeat their enemy, the Garde must master their Legacies and learn to work together as a team. More important, they'll have to discover the truth about the Elders and their plan for the Loric survivors.
And when the Garde receive a sign from Number Five—a crop circle in the shape of a Loric symbol—they know they are so close to being reunited. But could it be a trap? Time is running out, and the only thing they know for certain is that they have to get to Five before it's too late.
The Garde may have lost battles, but they will not lose this war.
Lorien will rise again."


Been A While

Hey everyone! I can't believe I haven't posted in close to four months! So much has been happening for me. First, I graduated high school, like I'm sure most of you did as well. I started college, and I'm sure a lot of you know your first year in college is stressful and busy. So, I've been juggling school, family, work, and church commitments. I have not read anything, or written anything and that is seriously taking its toll on me. I also have been neglecting to post here, which I'm sure is inconvenient for most of you. However I would like to thank the large group of you who continue to visit this page regardless of how often I post. I am going to try to post some things right now to catch everyone up. Thanks!


June 28, 2013

Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

Hey everyone! I found this book on B&N.com just now. It looks interesting and I feel like I posted it
before, but couldn't find it in the archives. So here it is! Its called "Elsewhere" by Gabrielle Zevin!

"After 15-year-old Liz Hall is hit by a taxi and killed, she finds herself in a place that is both like and
unlike Earth, where she must adjust to her new status and figure out how to "live." "

Its not much, but it was all there was listed :/


Uglies (Series) by Scott Westerfeld

Hey everyone! Want to know a secret? I started this book over three months ago, and I am sad to say, I have yet to finish it. I didn't think I'd like this book at all, (Its been sitting on my shelf for like four or five years now). I gave it a shot once upon a time and was so bored I put it down and walked away. I was never even going to pick it up again, but one of my amazing author friends was like, "What do you mean you don't like it! Try it again!". Its not usually something I do, but just for her, I gave it a shot. She is a HUGE Westerfeld fan. As you all know, my life has been quite hectic. So, with graduation around the corner, I started it, and put it on the back burner until the craziness was over. But now, I am almost done and I have to say that I didn't LOVE it, but I am willing to read the next book. So here is a little bit about the UGLIES series!

"The Uglies series has more than 3 million books in print, has been translated into twenty-seven languages, and spent more than fifty weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Now all four books feature fresh new covers and will reach an even wider audience.
Tally’s adventures begin in Uglies, where she learns the truth about what life as a Pretty really means. She rebels against the surgery that will make her a Pretty, but ultimately succumbs. In Pretties, Tally has forgotten all about her Ugly life, and when she’s reminded, she has a hard time listening. And what little’s left of the old Tally is further compromised in Specials, because Tally has been transformed into a fierce fighting machine. But when she’s offered a chance to forever improve civilization, will she be able to overcome her brainwashing? The answer is evident years later in Extras, after the Pretty regime has ended. Boundless human creativity, new technologies, and old dangers have been unleashed upon the world. But fame and popularity can be just as dangerous as extreme beauty…."

This book is about the difference between inner beauty and outer beauty. It makes a statement about society and it's view of "perfection". Westerfeld examines what it means to be human and make human mistakes. Though sometimes his world-building is a little confusing, you eventually get the gist and begin to go with the flow. The characters are relatable, and interesting and the world he has created is very intriguing. If you like dystopian, you will enjoy this. It is a little slow in the beginning, but I have learned to enjoy it. Like I said, not LOVE but a strong LIKE.


May 28, 2013

Summer Is Here!

Hey Bookies! As the year winds down, so does my busy schedule! This next two weeks is all I have left of High School and I am beyond excited! That being said, I hope this summer between work and family stuff I can find time to update more often. As for now, I am still reading the Uglies and I am loving it. I will say that the first few chapters are ruff and Westerfield does not explain somethings but other than that, I love it.

Also, my creative writing final this semester has inspired me to try my hand at Dystopian. It has been really tricky but I am learning to love it. Its like a giant puzzle and I have to put all the pieces together. Its a challenge and a new adventure for me and I'm excited to share it with you when its finished! So for now, good luck to all the students out there who are ready for graduation or finals or whatever you are doing!


May 20, 2013

Defending Jacob By William Landay

Hey Bookies! So this last week, I FINALLY finished reading Defending Jacob by William Landay. If
you are addicted to shows like Law and Order, Bones, Castle, Rizzoli and Isles, and anything like that you will LOVE this book!

The whole plot sets you up so an amazing ending and Landay delivers. The end is a "I did not see that coming" shocker!

I highly recommend this book you guys! I can't believe it took me this long to finish. That just shows how busy I've been!

Anyways have a great week!


April 22, 2013

A Murder At Rosamund's Gate by Susanna Calkins

"For Lucy Campion, a seventeenth-century English chambermaid serving in the household of the local magistrate, life is an endless repetition of polishing pewter, emptying chamber pots, and dealing with other household chores until a fellow servant is ruthlessly killed, and someone close to Lucy falls under suspicion. Lucy can’t believe it, but in a time where the accused are presumed guilty until proven innocent, lawyers aren’t permitted to defend their clients, and—if the plague doesn't kill the suspect first—public executions draw a large crowd of spectators, Lucy knows she may never find out what really happened. Unless, that is, she can uncover the truth herself.

Determined to do just that, Lucy finds herself venturing out of her expected station and into raucous printers’ shops, secretive gypsy camps, the foul streets of London, and even the bowels of Newgate prison on a trail that might lead her straight into the arms of the killer.

In her debut novel Murder at Rosamund's Gate, Susanna Calkins seamlessly blends historical detail, romance, and mystery in a moving and highly entertaining tale"


When We Wake by Karen Healey

"My name is Tegan Oglietti, and on the last day of my first lifetime, I was so, so happy.Sixteen-year-old Tegan is just like every other girl living in 2027--she's happiest when playing the guitar, she's falling in love for the first time, and she's joining her friends to protest the wrongs of the world: environmental collapse, social discrimination, and political injustice.
But on what should have been the best day of Tegan's life, she dies--and wakes up a hundred years in the future, locked in a government facility with no idea what happened.
Tegan is the first government guinea pig to be cryonically frozen and successfully revived, which makes her an instant celebrity--even though all she wants to do is try to rebuild some semblance of a normal life. But the future isn't all she hoped it would be, and when appalling secrets come to light, Tegan must make a choice: Does she keep her head down and survive, or fight for a better future?
Award-winning author Karen Healey has created a haunting, cautionary tale of an inspiring protagonist living in a not-so-distant future that could easily be our own."


Unremembered by Jessica Brody

"When Freedom Airlines flight 121 went down over the Pacific Ocean, no one ever expected to find
survivors. Which is why the sixteen-year-old girl discovered floating among the wreckage—alive—is making headlines across the globe.
Even more strange is that her body is miraculously unharmed and she has no memories of boarding the plane. She has no memories of her life before the crash. She has no memories period. No one knows how she survived. No one knows why she wasn’t on the passenger manifest. And no one can explain why her DNA and fingerprints can’t be found in a single database in the world.
Crippled by a world she doesn’t know, plagued by abilities she doesn’t understand, and haunted by a looming threat she can’t remember, Seraphina struggles to piece together her forgotten past and discover who she really is. But with every clue only comes more questions. And she’s running out of time to answer them."


Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

"From the privileged streets of modern Brooklyn to the heart of the French Revolution, Jennifer A Northern Light, artfully weaves two girls’ stories into one unforgettable account of life, loss, and enduring love. Revolution spans centuries and vividly depicts the eternal struggles of the human heart.
Donnelly, author of the award-winning novel
BROOKLYN: Andi Alpers is on the edge. She’s angry at her father for leaving, angry at her mother for not being able to cope, and heartbroken by the loss of her younger brother, Truman. Rage and grief are destroying her. And she’s about to be expelled from Brooklyn Heights’ most prestigious private school when her father intervenes. Now Andi must accompany him to Paris for winter break.

PARIS: Alexandrine Paradis lived over two centuries ago. She dreamed of making her mark on the Paris stage, but a fateful encounter with a doomed prince of France cast her in a tragic role she didn’t want—and couldn’t escape.

Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other. But when Andi finds Alexandrine’s diary, she recognizes something in her words and is moved to the point of obsession. There’s comfort and distraction for Andi in the journal’s antique pages—until, on a midnight journey through the catacombs of Paris, Alexandrine’s words transcend paper and time, and the past becomes suddenly, terrifyingly present. "


Prodigy by Marie Lu

This is the next  book to the LEGEND by Marie Lu.

"The highly anticipated second book in Marie Lu's New York Times bestseller, LEGEND—perfect for fans of THE HUNGER GAMES and DIVERGENT!
June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request—June and Day must assassinate the new Elector.
It’s their chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long.
But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, she’s haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengeance, anger and blood—what if the Patriots are wrong?"


The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

I feel like I posted this a while back, but I'm not sure so here!

"When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government "rehabilitation camp." She might have survived the mysterious disease that's killed most of America's children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.
Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.
When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now she's on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like her-East River. She joins a group of kids who escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can't risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents.
When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living."


Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

"In a land where magic has been forgotten but peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest is
simmering. Three kingdoms grapple for power—brutally transforming their subjects' lives in the process. Amidst betrayals, bargains, and battles, four young people find their fates forever intertwined:
Cleo: A princess raised in luxury must embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of a magic long thought extinct.
Jonas: Enraged at injustice, a rebel lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country impoverished—and finds himself the leader of a people's revolution centuries in the making.
Lucia: A girl adopted at birth into a royal family discovers the truth about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.
Magnus: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, a firstborn son begins to realize that the heart can be more lethal than the sword. . . .
The only outcome that's certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?"


The Gates of Paradise by Melissa De La Cruz

Here you guys go! This is the final installment to the Blue Bloods series by Melissa De La Cruz. This came out such a long time ago and I still haven't read it! Agg oh well.

"Schuyler Van Alen is running out of time. The Dark Prince of Hell is storming the Gates of Paradise, intent on winning the heavenly throne for good. This time he has his greatest angels by his side, Abbadon and Azrael-Jack and Mimi Force, as they are known in the Coven.
Or so he thinks. Even as Lucifer assigns Jack and Mimi the tasks of killing their true loves, the Force twins secretly vow to defeat the Dark Prince once and for all. But how far will Mimi and Jack go to conceal their real loyalties?
Meanwhile, former vampire Bliss Llewellyn has joined forces with Lawson, the greatest wolf of the underworld, to free his people from their imprisonment in Hell. As they struggle against impossible odds, an ancient message, woven into the very fabric of time, reveals just how much depends on the success of their mission.
Lucifer seeks the key to the Gate of Promise, and when Schuyler is taken captive and delivered straight to Hell, she must make an unthinkable choice-the same one the archangel Michael was forced to make during the Crisis in Rome. Will Schuyler find the strength to do what he could not? The epic, heartbreaking Blue Bloods series comes to a close with this final novel about staggering courage, unbearable sacrifice, and the immortality of true love."


The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

Here's another historical fiction!

"It is 1940. France has fallen. Bombs are dropping on London. And President Roosevelt is promising he won't send our boys to fight in "foreign wars." "But American radio gal Frankie Bard, the first woman to report from the Blitz in London, wants nothing more than to bring the war home. Frankie's radio dispatches crackle across the Atlantic Ocean, imploring listeners to pay attention - as the Nazis bomb London nightly, and Jewish refugees stream across Europe. Frankie is convinced that if she can just get the right story, it will wake Americans to action and they will join the fight." "Meanwhile, in Franklin, Massachusetts, a small town on Cape Cod, Iris James hears Frankie's broadcasts and knows that it is only a matter of time before the war arrives on Franklin's shores. In charge of the town's mail, Iris believes that her job is to deliver and keep people's secrets, passing along the news that letters carry. And one secret she keeps are her feelings for Harry Vale, the town mechanic, who inspects the ocean daily, searching in vain for German U-boats he is certain will come. Two single people in midlife, Iris and Harry long ago gave up hope of ever being in love, yet they find themselves unexpectedly drawn toward each other." "Listening to Frankie as well are Will and Emma Fitch, the town's doctor and his new wife, both trying to escape fragile childhoods and forge a brighter future. When Will follows Frankie's siren call into the war, Emma's worst fears are realized. Promising to return in six months, Will goes to London to offer his help, and the lives of the three women entwine." Alternating between an America still cocooned in its inability to grasp the danger at hand and aEurope being torn apart by war, The Postmistress gives us two women who find themselves unable to deliver the news, and a third woman desperately waiting for news yet afraid to hear it."


Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay

Hey guys! I found this book in my school library a few weeks ago and I have forgotten to post it
here! I'm one of those people who find random books, take a picture of the cover and promise myself to look it up later. This isn't my usual read, but I like historical fiction and things of that nature so if that's your thing, here you go!
"More than two years on the New York Times bestseller list.
Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten-year-old girl, is taken with her parents by the French police as they go door to door arresting Jewish families in the middle of the night. Desperate to protect her younger brother, Sarah locks him in a bedroom cupboard—their secret hiding place—and promises to come back for him as soon as they are released.
Sixty Years Later: Sarah’s story intertwines with that of Julia Jarmond, an American journalist investigating the roundup. In her research, Julia stumbles onto a trail of secrets that link her to Sarah, and to questions about her own future.
In Sarah’s Key, Tatiana de Rosnay offers up a mesmerizing story in which a tragic past unfolds, the present is torn apart, and the future is irrevocably altered."


April 20, 2013

The Fall of Five by Pittacus Lore

Releases 8/27/13

"This is the fourth installment in the thrilling, action-packed New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series!
After facing off with the Mogadorian ruler and almost being annihilated at the end of The Rise of Nine, the Garde now realize that they are drastically unprepared and hopelessly outgunned. They must master their Legacies and learn to work together as a team, or they won’t stand a chance. The battle may have been lost, but the war for Earth’s survival is far from over."


The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore

I can't believe I didn't post about this! Maybe it is because I have yet to read it. . . it came out a long
time ago though.

"Until the day I met John Smith, Number Four, I'd been on the run alone, hiding and fighting to stay alive.
Together, we are much more powerful. But it could only last so long before we had to separate to find the others. . . .
I went to Spain to find Seven, and I found even more, including a tenth member of the Garde who escaped from Lorien alive. Ella is younger than the rest of us, but just as brave. Now we're looking for the others—including John.
But so are they.
They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They caught me in New York—but I escaped.
I am Number Six.
They want to finish what they started.
But they'll have to fight us first."


The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

"An astonishing novel about redemption and forgiveness from the “amazingly talented Huffington Post) and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult.
writer” (
Sage Singer is a baker. She works through the night, preparing the day’s breads and pastries, trying to escape a reality of loneliness, bad memories, and the shadow of her mother’s death. When Josef Weber, an elderly man in Sage’s grief support group, begins stopping by the bakery, they strike up an unlikely friendship despite their differences.
Everything changes on the day that Josef confesses a long-buried and shameful secret—one that nobody else in town would ever suspect—and asks Sage for an extraordinary favor. If she says yes, she faces not only moral repercussions, but potentially legal ones as well. With her own identity suddenly challenged and a special friendship compromised, Sage begins to question the assumptions she’s made about her life and her family. When does a moral choice become a moral imperative? Where does one draw the line between punishment and justice, forgiveness and mercy?
In this riveting and deeply felt novel, Jodi Picoult explores the lengths we will go to protect our families and keep the past from dictating the future."

I have heard amazing things about this book!


Follow Me!

Hey guys! I am now officially on Twitter! Follow me @Bookworm951 for updates and things like that! I'm excited to give it a try. Thanks!


White Cat by Holly Black (Book #1)

"Cassel comes from a family of curse workers—people who have the power to change your
emotions, your memories, your luck, all by the slightest touch of their hands. Since curse work is illegal, they’re all criminals. But not Cassel. He hasn’t got the magic touch, so he’s an outsider—the straight kid in a crooked family—as long as you ignore one small detail: He killed his best friend, Lila. Now he is sleepwalking, propelled into the night by terrifying dreams about a white cat. He also notices that his brothers are keeping secrets from him. As Cassel begins to suspect he’s part of one huge con game, he must unravel his past and his memories. To find out the truth, Cassel will have to outcon the conmen."

"There are some things you can’t leave behind…
A broken-down camper hidden deep in a national forest is the only home fifteen year-old Carey can remember. The trees keep guard over her threadbare existence, with the one bright spot being Carey’s younger sister, Jenessa, who depends on Carey for her very survival. All they have is each other, as their mentally ill mother comes and goes with greater frequency. Until that one fateful day their mother disappears for good, and two strangers arrive. Suddenly, the girls are taken from the woods and thrust into a bright and perplexing new world of high school, clothes and boys.
Now, Carey must face the truth of why her mother abducted her ten years ago, while haunted by a past that won’t let her go… a dark past that hides many a secret, including the reason Jenessa hasn’t spoken a word in over a year. Carey knows she must keep her sister close, and her secrets even closer, or risk watching her new life come crashing down."


Taken by Erin Bowman

"There are no men in Claysoot.
There are boys—but every one of them vanishes at midnight on his eighteenth birthday. The ground shakes, the wind howls, a blinding light descends . . . and he's gone.
They call it the Heist.
Gray Weathersby's eighteenth birthday is mere months away, and he's prepared to meet his fate—until he finds a strange note from his mother and starts to question everything he's been raised to accept: the Council leaders and their obvious secrets, the Heist itself, and what lies beyond the Wall that surrounds Claysoot—a structure that no one can cross and survive.
Climbing the Wall is suicide, but what comes after the Heist could be worse. Should he sit back and wait to be taken—or risk everything on the hope of the other side?"


Dualed by Elsie Chapman

"The Hunger Games meets Matched in this thrilling high-concept YA where citizens must prove their worth by defeating the other version of themselves—their twin.
Two of you exist.
Only one will survive.
The city of Kersh is a safe haven, but the price of safety is high. Everyone has a genetic Alternate—a twin raised by another family—and citizens must prove their worth by eliminating their Alts before their twentieth birthday. Survival means advanced schooling, a good job, marriage—life.
Fifteen-year-old West Grayer has trained as a fighter, preparing for the day when her assignment arrives and she will have one month to hunt down and kill her Alt. But then a tragic misstep shakes West’s confidence. Stricken with grief and guilt, she’s no longer certain that she’s the best version of herself, the version worthy of a future. If she is to have any chance of winning, she must stop running not only from her Alt, but also from love . . . though both have the power to destroy her.
Elsie Chapman's suspenseful YA debut weaves unexpected romance into a novel full of fast-paced action and thought-provoking philosophy. When the story ends, discussions will begin about this future society where every adult is a murderer and every child knows there is another out there who just might be better."


Pulse by Patrick Carman

"In the year 2051, who has a pulse?
With the help of her mysterious classmate Dylan Gilmore, Faith Daniels discovers tha
t she can move objects with her mind. This telekinetic ability is called a "pulse," and Dylan has the talent, too.
In riveting action scenes, Faith demonstrates her ability to use her pulse against a group of telekinesis masters who are so powerful they can flatten their enemies by uprooting streetlights, throwing boulders, and changing the course of a hurtling hammer so that it becomes a deadly weapon. But even with her unusual talent, the mind—and the heart—can be difficult to control. If Faith wants to join forces with Dylan and save the world, she'll have to harness the power of both.
Patrick Carman's Pulse trilogy is a stunning and epic triumph about the power of the mind—and of love."


Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

This looks superr good guys!

"There are people in this world who are Nobody. No one sees them. No one notices them. They live their lives under the radar, forgotten as soon as you turn away.
That's why they make the perfect assassins.
The Institute finds these people when they're young and takes them away for training. But an untrained Nobody is a threat to their organization. And threats must be eliminated.
Sixteen-year-old Claire has been invisible her whole life, missed by the Institute's monitoring. But now they've ID'ed her and send seventeen-year-old Nix to remove her. Yet the moment he lays eyes on her, he can't make the hit. It's as if Claire and Nix are the only people in the world for each other. And they are—because no one else can really see them. "


Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum

I just found this while browsing B&N.com. It looks different but still good!

"Twenty years ago, the robots designed to fight our wars abandoned the battlefields. Then they turned their weapons on us.
Headstrong seventeen-year-old Nick has spent his whole life in a community in the wilderness, hiding out from the robots that have enslaved mankind. But when the bots discover the community's location, he, his tech-geek younger brother, Kevin, and adopted sister, Cass, barely make it out alive—only to discover that their home has been destroyed and everyone they love is missing.
All survivors were captured and taken to one of the robots' Cities. The siblings have been hearing tales about the Cities all their lives—humans are treated like animals, living in outdoor pens and forced to build new bots until they drop dead from exhaustion. Determined to find out if their parents are among the survivors, Nick, Kevin, and Cass venture into the heart of the City, but it is nothing like they've been told.
As they live among the bots for the first time, they realize they're fighting for more than just their family. The robots have ruled for too long, and now it's time for a revolution."

Anywho, ya check it out!


Slated by Teri Terry

I found this in my school library last week and it looked interesting.

"Kyla’s memory has been erased, her personality wiped blank, her memories lost forever. She’s been slated. The government claims that she was a terrorist and they are giving her a second chance—if she plays by their rules. But scenes from the past haunt her as she tries to adjust to a new life, family, and school, leaving her unsettled. Who is she really? And if only criminals are meant to be slated, why are so many other teens disappearing? As she and her friend Ben seek answers, Kyla is torn between the need to know more and her instinct for self-preservation."


The Archived by Victoria Schwab

Hey guys! I recently heard about this book and I have decided to make this a priority on my list. I
think its my next book! Its called The Archived by Victoria Schwab.

"Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books.
Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive. Da first brought Mackenzie Bishop here four years ago, when she was twelve years old, frightened but determined to prove herself. Now Da is dead, and Mac has grown into what he once was: a ruthless Keeper, tasked with stopping often-violent Histories from waking up and getting out. Because of her job, she lies to the people she loves, and she knows fear for what it is: a useful tool for staying alive.
Being a Keeper isn't just dangerous-it's a constant reminder of those Mac has lost. Da's death was hard enough, but now that her little brother is gone too, Mac starts to wonder about the boundary between living and dying, sleeping and waking. In the Archive, the dead must never be disturbed. And yet, someone is deliberately altering Histories, erasing essential chapters. Unless Mac can piece together what remains, the Archive itself might crumble and fall.
In this haunting, richly imagined novel, Victoria Schwab reveals the thin lines between past and present, love and pain, trust and deceit, unbearable loss and hardwon redemption. Advance praise for THE ARCHIVED: "This gripping supernatural thriller features nuanced characters navigating a complex moral universe." Kirkus Reviews"


The Clockwork Princess Review and Mega News! - As Always, Contains Spoilers!

Hey Wormies! This week I finished the last book to the Infernal Devices trilogy. I can't tell you guys
how amazing this ending was! Its super bittersweet though. Its hard to think that Tessa, Jem, and Will's story has come to a close.

I thought the book was very well written. I only found one typo which makes me happy. Its like a HUGE pet peeve of mine to find spelling and grammar errors in published books. Not only does it trip me up while reading, but I think its somewhat unprofessional. Nevertheless I still Love Love Love Cassie.(I'm talking about her like she's my best friend:) )

I have loved this series soo much. I just think that the way Cassie chose to write this series was brilliant. I loved the setting, and the historical-ness (I just made that a word BTW). It was such an easy and believable backdrop for these amazing characters.

As much as I loved Jem through out the books, I secretly pined for Will and Tessa. I just think that Will is such an interesting character to read. He's got so many layers of personality to him. We really get to see him grow and understand him along the way.

With that being said, I really loved the way she tied up all the relationships in this novel.

I will say though, I'm still a little fuzzy on the whole Jem becoming an Silent Brother, then turning human again. . . So if someone will clear that up for me that'd be great. And Cassie, if you're reading this, just know, I totally love how the book ends!

Ok, so now for the "Mega News" I was talking about in the post title. I have a friend who is an upcoming debut author for YA Thrillers. She is soo amazing guys I can't even tell you. She had a chance to meet Cassie in Anaheim and got a book signed by her. She knew I was a HUGE fan. . .sooo . . . SHE GAVE ME THE BOOK! Yes, I kid you not, I am now the extremely proud and ecstatic owner of a Collector's First Edition Clockwork Princess signed by miss Cassandra Clare. I have literally been hyperventilating and holding it and staring at it since Thursday. I just can't get over its awesomeness. AHH!

Anyways if you guys haven't read this series, or the Mortal Instruments series, I suggest you pick up some copies!

Have a great week guys!


April 6, 2013

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Hey Wormies! So, if you are a Cassandra Clare fan this is for you. The final installment of the
Infernal Devices trilogy was released about two weeks ago. I know this is a little late, but I'm busy lol. I am currently reading this and let me tell you, It is AMAZING! Here's the synopsis:

A net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute. Mortmain plans to use his Infernal Devices, an army of pitiless automatons, to destroy the Shadowhunters. He needs only one last item to complete his plan: he needs Tessa Gray.
Charlotte Branwell, head of the London Institute, is desperate to find Mortmain before he strikes. But when Mortmain abducts Tessa, the boys who lay equal claim to her heart, Jem and Will, will do anything to save her. For though Tessa and Jem are now engaged, Will is as much in love with her as ever.
As those who love Tessa rally to rescue her from Mortmain’s clutches, Tessa realizes that the only person who can save her is herself. But can a single girl, even one who can command the power of angels, face down an entire army?
Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment, and the tangled threads of love and loss intertwine as the Shadowhunters are pushed to the very brink of destruction in the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy."

Don't skip the ending to Tess, Will, Jem's story! You will regret it! I so wish I could meet Clare. Gaahh. Anyways! Have a great week!



Hey Wormies! So, today, my best friend and I went to see The Host. I must say that I was so incredibly skeptical about going to see this movie. I was afraid it was going to be another Tw
ilight mishap. But now that Stephenie is the executive producer, the movie came out much better than I had thought it would. However, even though I did like the movie as a whole, there were a few things that I felt a little iffy about.

Let me start out by saying that during the credits I got to see the City of Bones trailer. That movie definitely makes me nervous. I think that from a first glance, the characters look alllllllll wrong. But because I am a true fan, and really respect Cassandra Clare, I am going to give it a chance, show my support and go see the movie.

Ok now onto The Host. Let's see where do I want to start? Well how about at the opening credits? I absolutely loved the opening. The whole Earth thing with the title across it. Loved it. The Morgan Freeman type voice giving the history? Loved it. It was really cool.

However, now it's time for some negative. I felt that the movie sort of dragged. My best friend has never read the book and she was getting a little bored. The beginning was fast paced, but after the point where Melony gets captured and implanted with Wanda things got a little slow.

Now for some positive. I thought the actors they picked were really good. I loveddd Jared and Kyle. Jeb was PERFECT. He was soo funny. Maggie was more hostile than I remember her being in the book. But it worked nicely. Melony/Wanda looked a little young to me, but she was ok. I didn't dislike her, but I didn't LOVE LOVE LOVE her either. That make sense?

Speaking of Wanda/Melony. I know this is going to sound really picky but I didn't like the whole voice in her head bit. It just sounded really cheese and echoy and unrealistic.  I know that we never get what we picture in our minds as we read, but I thought it was a little over done, like Edwards sparkling skin in Twilight.

Is it wrong that I'm making Twilight references? I'm not trying to compare them, but those are the examples that pop into my mind as I type this.

I think that is all my beefs. Over all, I really liked it. My friend even thought it was a cute movie. I will say that they stuck pretty true to the book. They got all the important plot points in. I did miss the part where Wes, the old ill man, dies and they have to bury him. Wes in the movie was a young kid who gets taken out by the seeker. Oh ya! And I may be wrong, but I don't remember the seeker finding the rebel hide-out in the book. If I'm wrong, someone let me know. Its been a while since I read the book.

So ya. That's about all I got to say. I really like the credit song. It was perfect I think. And the ending was great. It was different than I remember it in the book, but It was still good.

I think they did a great job. Now, I really hope Stephenie Meyers gets around to writing a sequel. I would reallly APPRECIATE IT! Steph, if you're reading this, please please please please. WRITE A SEQUEL!!

I think that about wraps it up! Go see the movie, and ya, have a great week!


February 4, 2013

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

This is the latest book I have read. It was ok. I really liked the idea behind the book, but I felt it was slow in some departments. It was good enough that I will read the rest of the books though. So look into it if this interests you!

"Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything."

The movie for this book is released in the US on Feb. 13. My book group and I will be going to see it so expect a review!


It's Been A While

Hey everyone! I hope your Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's were amazing. Mine were all pretty bittersweet. I haven't had anytime to update this site in a long time. Senior year has been pretty crazy for me and a lot has happened. It is now February and I have some new things to tell you all so here it goes:

1) I started the new year's reading list on January 7, 2013 and I plan to read until that day in 2014. I will hopefully be finding some time to update the current reading page for last year and put up the new one for this year. I didn't get as many read as I had originally hoped. Like I said, my classes, school activities, family stuff, and church have kept just about all of my time these last few months.

2) I have not written anything new on the High School Romance page. I still have a writer's block. Some authors don't even believe that exists. They think you just haven't been inspired. Maybe that's true. Either way, Sam and Grace's story has not progressed. I think I am going to put it away for now. Let it rest and then come back to it. However, I have been working on some new stuff in my Creative Writing Class. I have started playing around with a cop drama that I am pretty excited about.

3) I am still going to continue the Nicholas Sparks challenge. That like everything else has taken a back seat to me hectic life. I have however started reading the Notebook and I have to say, its good, but the movie version may be better. . .I am so excited about Safe Haven coming out. For those who don't know, it comes out in the US on Feb. 14 and it looks amazing. 

I think that is all I had to tell you guys. I really am sorry about not posting anything sooner. Until I write again, have a great week, or weeks!