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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!