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July 25, 2012

Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

July 24, 2012

Back Home!

Hey Everyone!
So I am finally back home from my research trip! It was AMAZING! I have learned so many new things, and have met so many amazing people! Now that I am back I am hoping to catch up a little on the blog. Unfortunately the next few months are very crucial for my future, so I might not be updating the blog as often. I am so sorry for that but I hope you all can understand. Thanks again everyone!

July 11, 2012

Summer Time: Time for a Break!

Hey Guys!! 

I am leaving for a research trip for a few weeks so I won't be able to blog. I'll try to see if I have internet access so I can check emails and twitter, but otherwise I'm taking a break for a few weeks! I'm so excited but I will miss you all! I'll try to update if I can! Thanks for understanding! :D 

July 9, 2012

A Very Late ALA Recap

So this is a really late post, but I finally haven't had a break since ALA! Now that I have a few minutes I just want to give a huge thank you to all the publishers, authors, and especially the librarians I met at ALA! 
I had spent 3 days at the Annual Conference for ALA, and well it was beyond amazing! When I first entered the hall I was overwhelmed. every where I looked all I saw were books, books and more BOOKS! All readers would love it there. Being my first convention I was clueless on what I had to do. I had done my research for proper etiquette at these sort of events, but in the room I had no idea how everything worked. Luckily I met some awesome people who helped me understand the ways of the convention, as well as keep me entertained in the long lines!

July 6, 2012

Moonglass by Jessi Kirby

I read once that water is a symbol for emotions. And for a while now, I've thought maybe my mother drowned in both.
Anna's life is upended when her father accepts a job transfer the summer before her junior year. It's bad enough that she has to leave her friends and her life behind, but her dad is moving them to the beach where her parents first met and fell in love- a place awash in memories that Anna would just as soon leave under the surface.
While life on the beach is pretty great, with ocean views and one adorable lifeguard in particular, there are also family secrets that were buried along the shore years ago. And the ebb and flow of the ocean's tide means that nothing- not the sea glass that she collects on the sand and not the truths behind Anna's mother's death- stays buried forever.

July 3, 2012

Review: Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowen

I don't do dangerous.  

Smart, ├╝ber-careful, ordinary Samantha-that's me. But I just couldn't pass up a surprise kiss from my number-one unattainable crush. A kiss that did something to me...something strange. Now I feel hungry all the time, but not for food. It's like part of me is missing-and I don't know if I can get it back.

Then there's Bishop. At first I thought he was just a street kid, but the secrets he's keeping are as intense as his unearthly blue eyes. If he's what I think he is, he may be the only one who can help me. But something terrifying is closing in, and the one chance Bishop and I have to stop it means losing everything I ever wanted and embracing the darkness inside me...