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Book Review: LAMENT by Maggie Stiefvater

Book Review: LAMENT by Maggie Stiefvater

Posted April 24, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review, Uncategorized / 1 Comment

LAMENT (Books of Faerie, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater Release date: October 8, 2008 Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance Publisher: Flux Pages: 325 Sixteen-year-old Deirdre Monaghan is a painfully shy but prodigiously gifted musician. She’s about to find out she’s also a cloverhand—one who can see faeries. Deirdre finds herself infatuated with a mysterious boy who enters her ordinary suburban life, seemingly out of thin air. Trouble is, the enigmatic and gorgeous Luke turns out to be a gallowglass—a soulless faerie assassin. An equally hunky—and equally dangerous—dark faerie soldier named Aodhan is also stalking Deirdre. Sworn enemies, Luke and Aodhan each have a deadly assignment from the Faerie Queen. Namely, kill Deirdre before her music captures the attention of the Fae […]

Top 10 Book Boyfriends of 2014

Top 10 Book Boyfriends of 2014

Posted December 25, 2014 by jenniferstrand in Uncategorized / 3 Comments

We are happy to be participating in the “Top 10 of 2014:  A week of looking back… and looking forward” feature, hosted by Mindy @ Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, Rachel @ Fiktshun, Jaime @ Two Chicks on Book and Nancy @ Tales of a Ravenous Reader!  Top Ten Book Boyfriends of 2014 As a collector of book boyfriends, this is the toughest “Top 10” post for me to write. I’d like to just post a link to ALL the books I’ve read this year because chances are really good that I fell in like/love with at least one boy (and a girl or two) from every book on that list. Alas, the rules don’t allow for that. DISCLAIMER: I’d like to apologize in […]

Top 10 Book Covers of 2014

Top 10 Book Covers of 2014

Posted December 23, 2014 by jenniferstrand in Uncategorized / 5 Comments

We are happy to be participating in the “Top 10 of 2014:  A week of looking back… and looking forward” feature, hosted by Mindy @ Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, Rachel @ Fiktshun, Jaime @ Two Chicks on Book and Nancy @ Tales of a Ravenous Reader! We’re kicking off the week by discussing a favorite topic of late: TOP 10 Book Covers of 2014 I forced myself to choose only 2014 books that I actually read (or in one case DNF’d) this year.  I think I would have had a list of 23 fabulous book covers if I wouldn’t have.  There were some really gorgeous book covers this year!  So here are my favorites, in no particular order. 1. EVERTRUE by Brodi Ashton: Pretty […]

Top 10 Books of 2014

Top 10 Books of 2014

Posted December 22, 2014 by jenniferstrand in Uncategorized / 7 Comments

We are happy to be participating in the “Top 10 of 2014:  A week of looking back… and looking forward” feature, hosted by Mindy @ Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, Rachel @ Fiktshun, Jaime @ Two Chicks on Book and Nancy @ Tales of a Ravenous Reader! We’re kicking off the week by discussing a favorite topic of late: TOP 10 Books Read in 2014 Welcome to my favorite blog posts of the year!  I’m under a really tight schedule at work, what with it being end of year and all, so my posts are going to be pretty short and sweet this year.  So let’s start with the top 10 books read in 2014, shall we?  It was a big year for contemporary […]

Book Review: SINNER by Maggie Stiefvater

Book Review: SINNER by Maggie Stiefvater

Posted September 2, 2014 by jenniferstrand in book review, Uncategorized / 0 Comments

SINNER by Maggie Stiefvater Release date: July 1, 2014 Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance Publisher: Scholastic Press Pages: 357 A standalone companion book to the internationally bestselling Shiver Trilogy. Sinner follows Cole St. Clair, a pivotal character from the #1 New York Times bestselling Shiver Trilogy. Everybody thinks they know Cole’s story. Stardom. Addiction. Downfall. Disappearance. But only a few people know Cole’s darkest secret — his ability to shift into a wolf. One of these people is Isabel. At one point, they may have even loved each other. But that feels like a lifetime ago. Now Cole is back. Back in the spotlight. Back in the danger zone. Back in Isabel’s life. Can this sinner be saved? Fictitious […]

Waiting on Wednesday: THE DREAM THIEVES by Maggie Stiefvater

Waiting on Wednesday: THE DREAM THIEVES by Maggie Stiefvater

At Fictitious Delicious, this week’s most-anticipated read is… THE DREAM THIEVES (The Raven Cycle #2) by  Maggie Stiefvater Publisher: Scholastic Press Expected Release Date: September 17, 2013 The second installment in the all-new series from the masterful, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater! Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after… Since I love Maggie Stiefvater and I […]

Top Ten COUPLES of 2012

Top Ten COUPLES of 2012

Posted December 26, 2012 by jenniferstrand in Uncategorized / 11 Comments

We are happy to be participating in the “TOP 10 of 2012 A week of looking back… and looking forward” feature, hosted by Jessica @ Confessions of a Bookaholic, Mindy @ Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, Rachel @ Fiktshun & Jaime @ Two Chicks on Books.  Top Ten COUPLES of 2012 Today, the category was blogger’s choice, and I am so very excited to list my very favorite couples from books I read in 2012.  Did I miss your favorite?  Chime in at the comments below! Before I begin, I have to give a huge shout out to a couple not on this list.  Zachary Moore and Aura Salvatore are not listed because, frankly, they are in a class of their own.  The […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

BOOK REVIEW: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Posted January 5, 2012 by jenniferstrand in book review, Uncategorized / 8 Comments

The Scorpio Races  by Maggie Stiefvater Release Date: October 18, 2011 Publisher: Scholastic Format: Audiobook & Hardcover Source: Library & Personal Collection It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die. At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them. Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. But fate hasn’t given her much of a chance. So she enters the […]

Winner, Winner Tootsie Pop Dinner!

Posted July 29, 2011 by jenniferstrand in giveaway, Uncategorized / 1 Comment

You may remember that we were running a contest last week billed as THE BEST CONTEST EVER!  Remember that?  It’s a book about some wolves and a dress and maybe some mud.  Yeah, that’s the one.  Well, we not only asked Maggie Stiefvater to pick a winner of our signed copy of FOREVER contest, but we went ahead and recorded it, too. It’s a bit shaky, but our videographer (Nikki O.) is still recovering from a lingering fever she’s had since contracting a shivering case of meningitis that she picked up, like, forever ago. So…. That’s right!  CHRISTY is our winner!  Thanks to all of you for your continued support for our sweet little blog that is […]

Spoiler-filled Review: FOREVER by Maggie Stiefvater

Spoiler-filled Review: FOREVER by Maggie Stiefvater

Posted July 26, 2011 by jenniferstrand in book review, Uncategorized / 4 Comments

Forever (Wolves of Mercy Falls #3) by Maggie Stiefvater Release date: July 12, 2011 Publisher: Scholastic Format:  Hardcover & Audiobook Source:  Personal Collection Read a summary on Goodreads! Amy’s Fictitious Delicious Rating: 4 (Please note: although being cream-filled is fabulous, being SPOILER-FILLED is not if you haven’t read the book.  For a spoiler-free, but different, alternative, see Jen’s write-up here.) The marvelous Maggie Stiefvater is one of my favorite authors.  When I first read SHIVER and LINGER last summer, I was immediately hooked on Grace and Sam and the others.  I will never forget reading the last few chapters of SHIVER and bawling…more than once.  It is such a, excuse the cliché, roller coaster of emotions, and boy […]