Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 YA Story Scavenger Hunt (Question 62)


I'm today's hunt stop for the 2011 YA Story Scavenger Hunt!

Follow the hunt every day during the month of December! Answer the daily trivia questions from MG and YA books published during 2011 to be entered into the YA book giveaway.

Today's question is from The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell.
Question #62: What name was Amelia dubbed?

Remember to fill out your answer in the form at Most Important Letter --> here!

Good luck and Happy New Year! 

Friday, December 30, 2011

Top 10 Books I'm Looking Forward to in 2012





                     Today is the last day of the Top 10 of 2011 event.

              Top 10: A Week of Looking Back….
                                             ………and Looking Forward.

Top 10 of 2011 is hosted by:


*Most Anticipated*

Passenger (The Marbury Lens, #2) by Andrew Smith
October 2012 Feiwel & Friends Cover NOT Final 
Welcome back, Jack.

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 Top 10 Books I'm looking forward to in 2012
*my list is in no particular order*


1. Bitterblue (The Seven Kingdoms, #3) by Kristin Cashore
Bitterblue (The Seven Kingdoms, #3)
May 1, 2012 Dial


Lover Reborn (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #10)
March 27, 2012 NAL


The Isis Collar (Blood Singer, #4)
March 13, 2012 Tor Books


4. Harbinger by Sara Wilson Etienne
Harbinger
February 2, 2012 G.P. Putnam's Sons


5. Bridge of Time by Lewis Buzbee
Bridge of Time
May 22, 2012 Feiwel & Friends


6. Miracle by Elizabeth Scott
Miracle
June 5, 2012 Simon Pulse


7. The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
The Disenchantments
February 16, 2012 Dutton Juvenile


8. Mister Death's Blue-Eyed Girls by Mary Downing Hahn
Mister Death's Blue-Eyed Girls
April 17, 2012 Clarion Books


9. In Too Deep by Amanda Grace
In Too Deep
February 8, 2012 Flux


Island of Silence (Unwanteds, #2)
August 2012 Aladdin


11. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
Second Chance Summer
May 8, 2012 Simon & Schuster Children


12. The Waiting Sky by Lara Zielin 
The Waiting Sky
August 2, 2012 Putnam Juvenile 



Outpost (Razorland, #2) by Ann Aguirre

Don't Look Back  by Laura Wiess

Unwholly (Unwind, #2) by Neal Shusterman

Neptune Girls by Jennifer McMahon

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I hope you enjoyed my list. If you made one of your own, don't forget to leave a link in the comment section so I can check it out.
Today was the last day for our event. I hope you enjoyed my posts for each topic in the Top 10 of 2011 event. I hope that each and every one of you have a happy and safe New Year's Eve. 

Happy Reading!
Arrivederci.





Thursday, December 29, 2011

Top 10 Characters in 2011


Top 10: A Week of Looking Back….
………and Looking Forward.

Top 10 of 2011 is hosted by:

The topic today is: Top 10 Book Characters in 2011 
Eccentric Female Characters
*my list is in no particular order*


1. Izzy - Crazy by Amy Reed 
Crazy
"Erratic & Self destructive" 
"You can't just fucking disappear like this. You're not this selfish. This isn't you. You're the girl who gets a room full of kids to think about art. You're the girl who stops the car so you can pick up litter on the side of the road. Remember that time this summer when those mean girls were picking on that little girl with glasses, and how you made them stop and think about it and apologize, and that girl looked at you like you were a fucking angel, like you saved her life? That's you Isobel. Not this girl who disappears."


2. Ruby - Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma
 Imaginary Girls
“Ruby’s stories didn’t have morals. They meant one thing in the light and one thing in the dark and another thing entirely when she was wearing sunglasses.” 


3. Ava - As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott 
As I Wake
“How can I remember a world that isn't mine? One that isn't the one I wake up in every day now?” 


4. Celeste Lazar - Frost by Marianna Baer
Frost
“You realize that you're asking me to go against my true nature? It's like asking a vampire to be a phlebotomist and not drink from the vials.” 


5. Grace - Entangled by Cat Clarke
Entangled
“I remember. All of it. And it hurts. More than I'd ever thought possible. 
I know where I am and what I've done and why I can't move or speak or open my eyes. And I'm scared. 
It was all a terrible mistake. 
I'd like not to be here. I'd like to go home now. 
Please. 
Please” 


6 & 7. Kit & Fancy Cordelle - Slice of Cherry by Dia Reeves
Slice of Cherry
“But what if the monsters come?" 
"Fancy." Kit looked away from the drama to stare at her sister, surprised. "We are the monsters.” 


8. Veta Ramirez - Amplified by Tara Kelly
 Amplified
Singer. Rhythm guitarist. Rock starlette wannabe. Supreme Awesomeness.


9. Olivia - Clean by Amy Reed
Clean
“What if I'm so broken I can never do something as basic as feed myself? Do you realize how twisted that is? It amazes me sometimes that humans still exist. We're just animals, after all. And how can an animal get so removed from nature that it loses the instinct to keep itself alive?” 


10. Annie O'Sullivan - Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
Still Missing
“You can be as happy as you've ever been in your life, and shit is still going to happen. But it doesn't just happen. It knocks you sideways and crashes you into the ground, because you were stupid enough to believe in sunshine and roses.” 


                                                                              


I hope you enjoyed my list. If you made one of your own, don't forget to leave a link in the comment section so I can check it out.
Come back tomorrow for the next topic in the Top 10 of 2011 event.
We'll be discussing: Top 10 Books I'm looking forward to in 2012.

Happy Reading!
Arrivederci.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Top 10 Book Boyfriends in 2011


Top 10: A Week of Looking Back….
                                ………and Looking Forward.

Top 10 of 2011 is hosted by:

The topic today is: Top 10 Book Boyfriends in 2011 (Based on books read in 2011)
*my list is in no particular order*


1. Josh -  Don't Stop Now  by Julie Halpern
Don't Stop Now
Quirky. Spontaneous. Romantic.
(Yummy!)
 ♥


Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #9)
Insanely intelligent. Sarcastic. Protective. Respectful. 
Vampire. Explicit sexual desires.
(Yowsa!)
 ♥


3. Adam KentShatter Me (Shatter Me, #1) by Tahereh Mafi 
Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)
“It's been me and you against the world forever," he says. "It's always been that way.” 
(Super Smokin' Hot)
 ♥


4. Gabe (Paradise)Paradise by Jill S. Alexander
Paradise
“In his arms, I slowly unfolded like a love note read in secret.” 
(yum.  makes me melt.)
 ♥


5. David Lazar -  Frost by Marianna Baer
Frost
"His smell of coffee and warm boy skin filled my lungs and melted through my limbs." 
(pick me. pick me)
 ♥


6. Alex - Delirium (Delirium, #1) by Lauren Oliver
Delirium (Delirium, #1)
“That's all I want. Just you and me. Always.” 
(sniff. sniff)
 ♥


7. Jonah -  Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma
Imaginary Girls
“Sometimes a perfect memory can be ruined if put to words.” 
(gah, isn't that the truth....boys!)
 ♥


8. Sean -  Amplified by Tara Kelly
Amplified
Bassist. Artist. Snarky & Sensitive. 
(sexy!)
 ♥


9. Leith "The Buckhead Boy" -  Ladybird, Ladybird by Abra Ebner
Ladybird, Ladybird
Tall. Lean. Wide shoulders. Simply Scrumptious.
(I want a Buckhead Boy!)
 ♥


10. Noah Shaw -  The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1) by Michelle Hodkin
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)
The two of us snuggled like quotation marks in his room full of words. 
OH. MY. GOD.
Best line EVER.
 ♥

                                                                                               


I hope you enjoyed my list. If you made one of your own, don't forget to leave a link in the comment section so I can check it out.
Come back tomorrow for the next topic in the Top 10 of 2011 event. 
We'll be discussing: Top 10 Characters in 2011.

Happy Reading!
Arrivederci.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Top 10 Book Covers of 2011


Top 10: A Week of Looking Back….
                                ………and Looking Forward.

Top 10 of 2011 is hosted by:

The topic today is: Top 10 Book Covers in 2011
*my list is in no particular order*


Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1)    Wither - Layu (Chemical Garden, #1)


Slice of Cherry    


The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)   


Bad Taste in Boys   


The Piper's Son   The Piper's Son


Torn


After Obsession   Tourments


Blood Magic (Blood Journals, #1)   Blood Magic (Blood Journals, #1)   Blood Magic - WeiƟ wie Mondlicht, rot wie Blut   Blood Magic


 A Monster Calls   Sieben Minuten nach Mitternacht


11.  Stick by Andrew Smith 
Stick

                                                                                               


I hope you enjoyed my list. If you made one of your own, don't forget to leave a link in the comment section so I can check it out.
Come back tomorrow for the next topic in the Top 10 of 2011 event. We'll be discussing: Top 10 Book Boyfriends in 2011.

Happy Reading!
Arrivederci.