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There once was an awesome blogger named Ginger and she decided to create a super fun feature where fellow bloggers would answer fabulous questions via blog posts every Friday. TGIF was born and we all have Miss Ginger at GReads! to thank for that! This week’s question is:

Back to School Reading:

Which books would you like to see in today’s high school Literature classrooms?

I owe my re-love of reading to my Young Adult Lit class. It is that little fact that really makes me think that if more teachers went above and beyond the required reading material, then maybe there would be more teen readers out there today. What if teachers were to push certain books onto you because they knew you could relate to certain characters? What if they got reluctant readers to enjoy reading because of a well matched book recommendation? Mrs. Andersen, my YA Lit teacher had an AMAZING classroom library on top of an awesome required reading list (After interrogating her yesterday I found out some of her required reading this year and it includes The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, The Pull of Gravity by Gae Polisner, and Looking For Alaska by John Green just to name a few). Add these great books and our daily discussions about the latest Y.A. books that were rocking her socks off and you have one incredible combination. There was so much love for YA books in that class and I just know that so many others learned to love books as well. However, I know not everyone has the option to take a Young Adult Lit class during high school. And even more than that, the amount of books their teachers are able to provide for them may be limited. A few books that I wish so badly would be in more classrooms would be:

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

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In My Mailbox (34)

IMM is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. It is a way for book bloggers to post what they have received for review, borrowed from a friend, bought at the bookstore, or picked up at the library!

It has been far too long since my last IMM post and people, SO MUCH has happened since then!!! I went to the RT Convention, bought a few new books, and pretty much just accumulated quite a large list for this IMM post! Take a look, add onto Goodreads, let me know what you think, and of course link up so I can see what lovely books you got in your mailbox!

RT Convention:

The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong- Won

Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout- Previously owned but now signed

Enclave by Ann Aguirre- Won & signed

The International Kissing Club by Ivy Adams- Bought & signed (by 2/3 of the co-authors)

Tattoo by Jennifer Lynn Barnes- Previously owned but now signed

Chime by Franny Billingsley- Previously owned but now signed

Sirenz by Natalie Zaman and Charlotte Bennardo- Previously owned but now signed

Swag from Jennifer L. Armentrout, Ivy Adams, Natalie Zaman, Charlotte Bennardo, Jeanette Battista

Eve by Anna Carey- Bought & signed

Heist Society by Ally Carter- Previously owned but now signed

Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter- Won & signed

The Summerland by Elizabeth Cheryl- Won & signed

Oh. My Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs- Previously owned but now signed

Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore- Bought & signed

Haven by Kristi Cook- Bought & signed

The Guardian by Carey Corp- Bought & signed

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting- Bought & signed

Swag from Anna Carey, Elizabeth Cheryl, Tera Lynn Childs, Rosemary Clement-Moore, Carey Corp, Kimberly Derting, Bree Despain, Kiera Cass, Rachel Caine, Ally Condie

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl- Previously owned but now signed

Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl- Previously owned but now signed

Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl- Previously owned but now signed

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand- Previously owned but now signed

Hallowed by Cynthia Hand- Bought & signed

Hearts At Stake by Alyxandra Harvey- Won

Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber

Wicked: Witch & Curse by Nancy Holder- Previously owned but now signed

Wicked: Resurrection by Nancy Holder- Previously owned but now signed

Swag from Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, Cynthia Hand, Nancy Holder, Jennifer Estep, Colleen Houck

Firelight by Sophie Jordan- Previously owned but now signed

Hidden by Sophie Jordan- Won

The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade- Previously owned but now signed

Queen of the Dead by Stacey Kade- Previously owned but now signed

Body and Soul by Stacey Kade- Previously owned but now signed

Phantom Universe by Laura Kreitzer- Bought & signed

Forsaken Harbor by Laura Kreitzer- Bought & signed

I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone by Stephanie Kuehnert- Bought & signed

Ballads of Suburbia by Stephanie Kuehnert- Bought & signed

Saving Zoe by Alyson Noel- Previously owned but now signed

Torn by Erica O’Rourke- Bought & signed

Swag from Sophie Jordan, Stacey Kade, Stephanie Kuehnert, Alyson Noel, Erica O’Rourke, Emily McKay, Michele Jaffe, S.R. Johannes, Saundra Mitchell, Mari Mancusi

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins- Previously owned but now signed

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins- Previously owned but now signed

Die For Me by Amy Plum- Bought & signed

Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi- Bought & signed

Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors- Previously owned but now signed

Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready- Previously owned but now signed

Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready- Previously owned but now signed

Soul Screamers: Vol. 1 by Rachel Vincent- Won

Swag from Stephanie Perkins, Amy Plum, Veronica Rossi, Suzanne Selfors, Jeri Smith-Ready, Sarah Rees Brennan, E.J. Stevens, Beth Revis


Promise by Kristie Cook (e-book)

My Thoughts: I got this book for a blog tour I am participating in later this month! I can’t wait to read!

Silver Knight by Caron Rider (e-book)

My Thoughts: I am fascinated by reincarnation so I am excited to see how this one is done.

Casey Barnes Eponymous by E.A. Rigg (e-book)

My Thoughts: I love, love, love books that have a music influence!

Shift by Kim Curran

My Thoughts: Thanks to Strange Chemistry, a snazzy new publisher for sending out this ARC! I can’t wait to get started on it!

Shackled by Angela Carling

My Thoughts: I read a more “light-hearted” book by Angela last year so I am very interested to see how her more “serious” writing turns out!

Elements: The Beginning by Kate Fuentes (e-book)

My Thoughts: Kate is awesome! I can’t wait to read this one for the blog tour I am participating in later this month!

 Any Love But Mine by Debbie Davies (e-book)

My Thoughts: Nothing is better than a forbidden love story!


Insurgent by Veronica Roth


Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

My Thoughts: Do yourself a favor and go buy this book right now!

Blood Born by Jamie Manning

My Thoughts: Jamie is seriously the bees knees! I won this book from Mandie (see below) but decided I needed an actual copy for when Jamie goes on an awesome 10-state tour sometime in the future.


Blood Born by Jamie Manning (e-book)

My Thoughts: Thank you so much to Mandie for this awesome book! I cannot wait to read it!!!!!

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There once was an awesome blogger named Ginger and she decided to create a super fun feature where fellow bloggers would answer fabulous questions via blog posts every Friday. TGIF was born and we all have Miss Ginger at GReads! to thank for that! This week’s question is:

Supporting Characters:

We tend to gush over those main characters the most, but what about those supporting roles? Who are some of your favorites?

There is no doubt in my mind and in the minds of people who know me best that I am a HUUUUGGGGEEE sucker for a side character that is done well. In nearly every review that I write up, I make sure  I mention at least one supporting character and what I liked or didn’t like about them. I mean they can make or break a book! They are the ones that push a main character to act, think, do things a certain way. They can make readers laugh, cry, get upset, or swoon just as much if not more than the main character.

So in preparation of this very important post of very important characters, I looked through my “read” list on Goodreads. But instead of being helpful/productive,  it turned into a walk down memory lane. I was recalling great supporting characters, some of my favorite scenes they were involved in, and creating a list that was far too long for a simple TGIF post. That being said, I tried to pick only a few of my favorite supporting characters but the list turned out to be rather long and then upon further inspection it turned into more of a list of supporting characters that I would want to makeout ummm I mean read more about. I am well aware that a supporting character can be in the form of a parental figure, sibling, best friend, enemy, boyfriend, best friend that wants to become a boyfriend, etc. but let’s just face it, some of our favorite supporting characters are the guys that steal our heart and threaten to never let them go (well until the next great guy comes along).

If the supporting character could potentially have a book all about them or in the case of a hot guy, they make me swoon like no other, then you know they are something special! A few of my very favorites are (after some very intensive research):

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green: Augustus Waters

This book was just as much his as it was Hazel’s. Hazel’s story captured my attention and Augustus’ personality made sure it stayed in my heart. He added so much to this story. My life will never be the same after reading about those two.

The Jessica Darling Series by Megan McCafferty: Marcus Flutie

This boy makes my heart flutter every time his name is mentioned…which is quite often…which I do NOT mind in the slightest…because he is MARCUS FREAKING FLUTIE!

Divergent by Veronica Roth: Four

He is strong, pushes Tris to be just as strong, he has his own deep dark secrets that I loved figuring out, and he is oh so swoon-worthy.

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta: Basically every character that isn’t the main character

This whole book is filled to the very brim with vibrant, mesmerizing characters. Each character holds a very special place in the story and in my heart. I could read about each one’s own story and never get bored with it.

Love, Inc. by Yvonne Collins and Sandy Rideout: Syd & Kali

I loved the adorableness of this book so much. Syd and Kali were very much a part of the main character’s story from start to finish. They had such entertaining personalities and I LOVE that the authors continued on with another story from Kali’s point of view (Trade Secrets).

Anew by Chelsea Fine: The Archer Brothers

These two boys, oh my! They helped to create the most amazing, heartbreaking, breathtaking love triangle I have ever seen.

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen: Basically every character that isn’t the main character

Oh this story…<3 I love Macy’s mom’s craziness, heartbreak and all; I loved Delia and how loving and supporting she was no questions asked; I loved Bert whose nerdiness added so much laughter to this book; I adore Kristy and Monica who befriended Macy without a second thought; and last but not least, I LOVE Wes, just for him being who he is and how he helps Macy to find out who she is.

Miscellaneous: All the swoon-worthy, drool-inducing, heart palpitation-causing boys

This one is for all the guys I am too tired to think of at this very moment. The ones that make me say “aww”, the ones I dream about, the ones that the very real and very alive guys are now compared to. They bring love and sweetness to the pages of many books <3

Miscellaneous: All the crazy, goofy, interesting, fun, fabulous best friends

They are in a TON of books, we may not always remember exactly why we loved them but it is safe to say the best friend character is filled with someone who brings humor to the story, is always there for our main character, the one that reminds us of a friend or someone we know in real life. They are the ones that add so much extra little awesomeness to the story.

Miscellaneous: Everyone else I am forgetting

The evil villains that make your skin crawl but fascinate you at the same time, the grandma/grandpa that smells of old person but is really sweet and can teach you important life lessons, the pet that loves you unconditionally, the moms and dads that are either uberly crappy or utterly overbearing, the moms and dads that are there and supporting their children (because those types of parents DO and SHOULD exist in books), ALL of these characters are important. They may not have a whole book centered around them but they deeply affect the main character and help to shape the story into something that we love, adore, and gush endlessly about!

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The Best of Twenty-Eleven

The year has come and gone so quickly that I can hardly believe it! It seems like just yesterday I was starting my winter semester as a college Freshman and I was trying to squeeze in every ounce of fun that I could. A ton of memories were created this past year, some bad but mostly all good, and I like to think it has been one of the best years yet. In keeping with the same format that I used last year, here are some of the best moments of 2011!

Sidenote: Almost all of these are a tie between two or more things. Sorry about that, I tried my best to narrow it down but it just wasn’t happening!

1. Best Vacation– This is definitely a tie between the Myrtle Beach vacation I took with Kati and the Myrtle Beach Vacation I took with my family a month later. The weather was gorgeous both times and I got to experience a ton of different things with each trip. I was so lucky to be able to go on two vacations back to back like that!

2. Best Concert– This one also has a tie! It is between Warped Tour 2011 and the acoustic performance by We The Kings! Warped Tour is a day filled with music awesomeness! I saw so many bands perform, got a ton of stuff signed, and I even got to talk to a few of the performers. The We The Kings acoustic performance was brilliant for so many reasons: It was acoustic, it was small, it was free, it featured my future husband, I got to put my arms around my future husband, and I even got to take a picture with my future husband. IT WAS AMAZING!

3. Best CD– This is also going to have to be a tie! We The Kings dropped their latest album this year entitled Sunshine State of Mind. The title of the album couldn’t be more perfect because I get in a sunshiney state of mind EVERY TIME I listen to their CD. So what could be the competition to such an epic CD? All the mixed CD’s I got this past year! I had a lot of friends make me CD’s and all of them were filled with awesome songs that brings a smile to my face!

4. Best New Activity– I can’t explain too many details because I have yet to send out Christmas presents to some pretty freaking lovely bloggers but I do enjoy jewelry making. It takes time and is far more expensive than I could have imagined but it is so much fun to create!

5. Best Birthday Present– Last year I got a whole new bedroom so I was wondering how anything could ever live up to something like that. The answer came in the form of a brand-new bookshelf! I was making just the one work but I was desperately in need of one and my parents luckily noticed it! I love it so freaking much!

6. Best Movies– Well I do love me some movies…and popcorn! Some of my favorites were: Breaking Dawn: Part 1, Bridesmaids, Crazy Stupid Love, The Help, Harry Potter & The Deathly Hollows: Part 2, and Footloose.

7. Best Books– Oh gosh! It was my original goal to read 100 books in 2011 but Goodreads just wouldn’t stop telling me how sucky I was at completing that goal so I changed it to 80 and I still didn’t accomplish it! However, I did squeeze in 76 books. The best ones (some 4’s and all 5 stars) are:

Sidenote: Some of the titles will be linked to my reviews and other will be linked to Goodreads since I have not yet reviewed them!

Sophie & Carter by Chelsea Fine

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

A Girl Named Willow Krimble by Giuseppe Bianco

Rising Shadow by Jacquelyn Wheeler

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway

Released by Megan Duncan

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Sean Griswold’s Head by Lindsey Leavitt

The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

Faithful by Janet Fox

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty

Second Helpings by Megan McCafferty

What Can’t Wait by Ashley Hope Perez

Other Words for Love by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal

Fall For Anything by Courtney Summers

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Matched by Ally Condie

What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen

Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols

Re-reads of both Sarah Dessen and Jennifer Echols books

Fade by Lisa McMann

The Childe by C.A. Kunz

Between by Cyndi Tefft

Love, Inc. by Yvonne Collins & Sandy Rideout

Girl v Boy by Yvonne Collins & Sandy Rideout

Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John

The Pull of Gravity by Gae Polisner

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton

8. Best Blogging Moment– How does one even choose something like this? In the past year I have met more authors, connected with more bloggers, reviewed more books, joined more weekly features, and had the most fun than I have EVER had! This whole experience has been one joyous event after another and I have all of YOU to thank for that. I have found some of the greatest friends and most influential people (and let’s not forget they all also kick butt when it come to writing reviews!) than I could have ever imagined. I would not trade this past year for anything!

9. Best Friend(s)– It is no secret that Kati has and always will be my best friend. I talk about her awesomeness all the time. But because of recent events, I feel like I must give a shout-out to my dear friend Stacey. Her and I were running buddies in high school. You could never find two girls who hated cross-country with such a deep passion like the two of us (even though we secretly loved it!) She has been there for both Kati and I through so many things and now it’s our turn to be there for Stacey. These two girls make my days so much better and I love them for that!

10. Best Family– Well of course this goes out to my family once again but not without some complaints! Zack and Zeke aka The Brat Pack drove me absolutely INSANE this past year. Those two boys are the epitome of annoying little brothers. I love them to death but jeez louise they sure are crazy! In all honesty, I am lucky to have my family always there for me. They support me through everything and even though they make fun of me every once in a while, they always know how to make me smile!

So that’s it for my 2011! I hope you all had a great year and an even better 2012!

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There once was an awesome blogger named Ginger and she decided to create a super fun feature where fellow bloggers would answer fabulous questions via blog posts every Friday. TGIF was born and we all have Miss Ginger at GReads! to thank for that! This week’s question is:

Gateway Books:

Which particular books opened you up to a new genre?

A Girl Named Willow Krimble by Giuseppe Bianco opened me up to Middle Grade books. This book was simply amazing and I probably would have never tried more MG books without it!

Released by Megan Duncan opened me up to demon-slaying books. Before this book I stayed far, far away from anything dealing with demonic, nasty creatures then I read this and fell in love <3

Faithful by Janet Fox opened me up to Y.A. Historical Fiction. This story is BEAUTIFUL! I have read quite a few history-inspired books since that one.

Divergent by Veronica Roth was the first ever Dystopian novel that I have ever read and I loved it to pieces. I have yet to read The Hunger Games, but trust me, it is on the list!

Secret Society Girl by Diana Peterfreund opened me up to more adult-ish reads. I have read that whole series and am working my way through the Jessica Darling series (which I believe is also considered adult-ish) and let me just tell you people, I’M OBSESSED! They are both so freaking hilarious!

The Host by Stephanie Meyer opened me up to more science-fiction inspired books. Before that I hated the thought of reading about anything like aliens but once I read that book and was completely sucked in, I can’t get enough of the sci-fi!

And since I am seriously lacking LOTS of sleep, that is all I can think! Feel free to comment and let me know what you think and I’ll be sure to check your blog out today!

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There once was an awesome blogger named Ginger and she decided to create a super fun feature where fellow bloggers would answer fabulous questions via blog posts every Friday. TGIF was born and we all have Miss Ginger at GReads! to thank for that! This week’s question is:

Books to Television:

Which books would you love to see made in to a tv series? or movie?

Oh goodness! You guys may be shocked by my answer for this question but I only have two. That’s right, you heard me correctly. Only TWO books that I would like to see turned into a TV series or a movie!

First would be Divergent by Veronica Roth. I talked about this in one of my frist vlogs but I’ll explain again. I loved that book so much! Veronica’s details of the broken down Chicago city were awesome and I just know that with all of the technology at the disposal of Hollywood, they could make it look quite amazing. The action, love, mystery and altogether awesomeness of that book would make for a super great movie. Also, I love how vague her descriptions of the characters were. While reading the book it was irritating but for adapting the book into a film, that allows for some creativity and a lot of freedom to choose the perfect actors.

Second would be Perfect Chemistry  by Simone Elkeles. There is only one name that needs to be uttered to explain this one: Alex Fuentes. My good god, I can only imagine how gorgeous the actor would be playing Alex (pictures shown below are of Alexander F. Rodriguez, the god who plays Alex in Simone’s book trailers). The amount of drooling coming from my mouth while watching that show would be totally unacceptable and borderline crazy but I don’t even care. I only want to see my favorite Latino boy come to life for one night a week. Is that too much to ask for?

*Faints from too much epic hotness being on one computer screen*

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TGIF (8)

TGIF is a fun little feature hosted at GReads! Every week we re-cap what has happened on the blog plus Ginger asks a question for us to answer. This week’s question is:

Bookshelf Tour:

Where do you keep your books at home? Are they organized? 

You guys will yet again catch me complaining about this question, not because I hate the question, I actually think it is totally awesome and I love looking at other’s bookshelves but I complain because this question comes at a totally sucky time! In every aspect of my life, I am organized beyond belief. My closet is organized by type of clothing, sleeve length, and color (don’t believe me? Ask for pictures & I shall send them to you). My nail polishes are lined up by color, while my perfumes are in alphabetical order. I am highly aware that I have OCD tendencies and that usually transfers over to my reading habits; key word being usually. Up until recently my bookshelf, which is located in my super awesome, super blue bedroom, was organized by author last name. If there were multiple authors for one book, it was always the first author’s name that I went by. Next, it was organized by books in a series, if the author had multiple books but weren’t in a series they were alphabetical. This process worked super nice with me. What I didn’t see coming was my bookshelf suddenly running out of room. I had a few rather big IMM’s the last couple weeks and that over-stuffed my bookshelf like A LOT. I was left with no idea how to organize it. You see, that is why I complain about the question this week because now you guys will be seeing my bookshelf in all of its unorganized goodness. I am still testing out how I want it to be organized and I like the system I have so far!

How I have these organized may confuse some but it makes perfect sense to me. I first went through and alphabetized them by author’s last name/series order/book titles alphabetized. Then on each shelf I pulled out all the books that I have read so far. All of the books stacked up and anything to the right of them are books that I have read. ALL the books to the left are books that I have yet to read. To say that I am behind on my reading is a bit of an understatement!!!

*There is my bookshelf in all it’s pretty, full-length beautifulness. Ahh…I just love looking at it!*

**I made sure to show off my totally awesome There For Tomorrow signed poster in this picture. I just couldn’t help it! And if you look closely the green-lined black and white pictures are awesome moments my family and I shared at Chuck E. Cheese’s. Don’t judge. They have the BEST bread sticks.**

*Top shelf starting with the A’s. This shelf features my beautiful leather-bound Jane Austen book. I have not read a single one of the stories within that book but I love looking at it!*

*This shelf starts with the C’s. Notice how The Hunger Game series is on my TBR side. Yeah, that should be fixed soon. Also this shelf features all of my high school yearbooks (you cannot see, they are hidden behind a picture). One of the yearbooks features a lot of my own writing, something I am very proud of!*

*This shelf starts with the F’s. There are SO MANY great books on this shelf that I have yet to read. Also the books stacked on top are books that I have borrowed from a friend. They feature The Secret Society Girl series by Diana Peterfreund. This is a series you all should read!*

*These last two shelves feature L-Z. Many great books are featured among these shelves. You might want to take into account how very little wiggle room I have on the last shelf. I may be taking a trip to the store for a new bookshelf soon!!!*

My bookshelf isn’t the only place I keep books. There is always at least one book in my purse at all times. You just never know when you are going to need a good book to pull out and read. I also have my itsy, bitsy bed side desk. On this desk I keep the books I am currently reading, the books that I have read but still need to review on, and all of the books I get throughout the week so I can make sure to add them to my IMM post. This is actually my desk on a super-duper good week. My book pile usually surpasses the height of my lamp!

Okay, so there you have it, the place where I keep all my precious, beautiful books! I know my method can be a bit confusing but I like to call it “organized clutter.” It just works for me!

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Divergent by Veronica Roth

Book Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Title: Divergent (Divergent #1)

Author: Veronica Roth

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Pages: 487 hardcover

My Rating: 5/5 stars

In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance. (Summary, courtesy of

Does anyone ever come across a book that literally everyone on the face of the planet is gushing over but when it comes your time to read it you are almost resistant? You get so worried that it won’t live up to the hype so you just keep putting it off, and putting it off? For me Divergent is totally, 100% that book. Every single review I read about it did nothing but talk it up so when it came time for our book club to read it, I was like “ehhh, I don’t think I want to read this quite yet.” So I did what I do best, I procrastinated. Then a few days before our book club meeting, I picked up this whopping book (heaved this whopping book is more like it. It’s just so huge!) and sat down to read it. A day later I was done and simply amazed. From the characters, to the action, to the world building, to FOUR, I was simply blown away. As my first dystopian read ever, I know it will be hard for many books to surpass the brilliance that is known as Divergent.

The idea behind Divergent is so amazing that words cannot even describe it. Five factions. Five separate paths. You get only one choice. You could dedicate your life to selflessness, honesty, peacefulness, intelligence, or bravery. That quality and that quality alone will consume you the moment you turn 16. Gah, I am still sitting here reeling because I have no idea how Veronica came up with this in her head. College classes must have been BEYOND boring if ideas such as this consumed her mind. Regardless of how it was made, the important thing is that it is. I loved every part of the world that was created by Veronica. Obviously, the ideas of people having to choose a certain faction stunned me but it was so much more than that. The description of the city, a broken, crumbled Chicago, as well as the different areas where these factions lived, was so well-described that I could picture everything in my mind.

Characters, the main character and a certain number…errr I mean person, totally did it for me! Beatrice/Tris is a character that people can connect with and even understand and feel for regardless of how different her life is. Growing up around selfless adults her whole life, Beatrice felt out-of-place. No matter how much effort she put into being selfless, curiosity always got the best of her. I LOVE it when you get to see a character’s strength grow throughout a book. Tris is the epitome of a strong female character and I think she is one that will stick with readers for a long, long time. She may be small, weak, and an unlikely candidate for the Dauntless “Brave” faction, but she has so much inner strength and drive that she surprises not only herself, her trainer Four, but also me. I love the little moments when we would see her get frustrated and so down on herself for not getting a task perfectly right away and then all of a sudden she pushes through it and surpasses everyone’s expectations. Seriously, this girl is so kick-butt in so many ways I cannot even begin to describe how much I want to be like her. She tries so hard to fulfill what she thinks is everyone’s definition of bravery when in reality she proved she was brave the very moment she decided to join Dauntless.

Okay, I must talk about the oh, so wonderful Four for a while. I complain about this constantly but I feel I must do so again. These freaking awesomely, dreamy fictional guys are totally messing with my real-life romance expectations. No guy will ever compare to the man I have dreamed up in my head that is inspired from all of the guys that I read about in books and that means that if no guy out there lives up to my dreamt-up expectations, I will be single for the rest of my life. Being single the rest of my life means that I will no doubt turn into the crazy cat lady. You see my issue? Sigh. Four will now be added to my extremely long list of “super hot fictional men that possess qualities that I want from my future husband.” This will narrow down my dating field even more, if that is at all possible. Alright, alright, enough of me complaining, back to Four! Four likes to push buttons. He will push you past the point of breaking and then push you some more. He will act vague and distant at one point and then turn around and beat the living daylights out of a guy in your defense. Yup, that is the guy I want right there! One who believes enough in my inner strength to ask beyond what others expect from me but then also cares about me enough to want to take care of me. I was warned before I started the book that I would fall in love yet again and I must admit, everyone was so very right! He is so kind, strong, different, broken, scared but in so many ways he is just there. There for Tris whenever she needs him and that is what I love most about him. My only issue with him, I don’t have a clear enough image of him in my mind. He is strong, has nice hands, and I believe there was something in there about his lips but that is all I know. A clearer mental image of him would have made it a lot easier for me to scope out a real life Four for my keeping!

On top of all of the crazy-goodness that I have already talked about, Veronica had to go and add in some action that pretty much blew my mind away. I don’t necessarily need a fight scene in every book even though it is no secret that I do enjoy them. I just need something that gets my heart pumping a little faster. Veronica did this in pretty much every chapter. The dangers that the Dauntless  face on a daily basis had me biting my nails throughout the whole book. Jumping on and off moving trains to get back and forth to school is clinically insane but it is a detail, along with many others, that made readers realize just how serious this faction takes bravery. I loved the dangers that they faced while living in Dauntless headquarters but that doesn’t compare with the main issue they are faced with at the end of the book. All I can tell you is that the end of the book is epic, it broke my heart, it had me on the edge of my seat, and it pretty much brought me to tears because I cannot even fathom the wait until Insurgent comes out.

Seriously, there is nothing for me to say except READ THIS BOOK NOW! IT WILL ROCK YOUR WORLD <<<(words I promised @katejarvikbirch that I would use). Don’t listen to that little inner voice telling you that it won’t live up to the hype because it is so, very wrong. It will surpass all of your expectations; I can guarantee you that right now!

In My Mailbox (15)

IMM is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. It is a way for book bloggers to post what they have received for review, borrowed from a friend, bought at the bookstore, or picked up at the library. I got some great books last week but I ran out of time to post this IMM so this week’s is two weeks in one. At the end of this post I will also be doing a little re-cap of the Dark Days of Summer Tour that I attended yesterday; so awesome! As I said, this is two weeks in one so there are a lot of books to take in. Click on book title to add to your Goodreads account!


Witch Song by Amber Argyle (PDF)

Summary: The world is changing. Once, Witch Song controlled everything from the winds to the shifting of the seasons-but not anymore. All the Witches are gone, taken captive by a traitor. All but Brusenna. As the echo of their songs fades, the traitor grows stronger. Now she is coming for Brusenna. Her guardian has sworn to protect her, but even he can’t stop the Dark Witch. Somehow, Brusenna has to succeed where every other Witch has failed. Find the traitor. Fight her. Defeat her. Because if Brusenna doesn’t, there won’t be anything left to save.

My Thoughts: I am so excited about this one! I have heard little about it and the summary is quite vague but I just have this feeling that it is going to be epic. I can’t wait to start reading!

House Trap by Mike Mauthor (PDF)

Summary: Rachel Evans is a sixteen year old overachiever who would take nothing less than to achieve her goal of getting into Dartmouth College. But Rachel’s life would never be the same once she stepped into the house of Alicia Hausefalle, the most popular girl in Wedds High School. Rachel was there to tutor her. She never expected to meet two strangers who were ready to end her life.

My Thoughts: I just finished this one yesterday! It is a thrilling, suspenseful novel! Review to come soon.

A Potential Problem (Lily Gardner Series) by Jennifer Groepl (PDF)

Summary: A gifted student, Lily follows the rules, makes her parents proud, and gives the impression that she’s strong enough to handle anything. Maybe that’s why her recently divorced parents think it’s perfectly acceptable to leave her unsupervised All. The. Time. What they don’t seem to realize is that their barely teenage daughter is struggling because of it.

When her middle school reputation downgrades from awesome potential to “creepy counting girl”, Lily begins to act out as only a gifted teen can – faster and more thoroughly than everyone else. Diving head first into trouble, Lily falls hard for Tony Jacquez, a local gangbanger with a problem much bigger than hers. In way over her head, but too young and in love to realize it, Lily ultimately uses both her book-smarts and newly-acquired street-smarts in a plan to help Tony. Only this time it’s Lily who forgets she’s really just a kid.

A Potential Problem is a 53,000-word realistic YA fiction novel, the first novel in the Lily Gardner series.

My Thoughts: I am so very excited to read this one! A good girl meeting a bad guy that leads her down a dark path is likely a book to leave me speechless!

The Childe by C.A. Kunz (Signed + Personalized + Swag)

Summary: Cat Colvin is pretty much your typical run-of-the-mill teenager growing up in the small port town of Astoria. Sure, she is taller than average, has a mane of fiery red hair that is impossible to tame, is left handed, and has one eye that is sky blue and one that is amber, but that is where the differences end . . . unless you include the minor detail of her slow metamorphosis into the Childe.

We all know how difficult high school can be, and for Cat Colvin it is no different. Except for the fact she has the daunting task of trying to hide her budding Childe traits as they begin to reveal themselves at the most inopportune times.

This first book in this coming of age fantasy series follows Cat’s life through the twists and turns toward finding out what and who she really is. Come and take the plunge with Cat into a world filled with biting humor, darkness, and yes, a few life lessons as well.

My Thoughts: A HUGE thank you goes out for Carol and Adam (the C and A of C.A. Kunz) for sending this awesome package! So far the book is extremely interesting. In the package they included a signed copy of the book, a lovely moonstone necklace, two bracelets, several pins and bookmarks, and smiley face coins. I am so thankful for this!

Children of the Lost Moon by Gabrielle Blue (Signed)

Summary: Savannah Henderson, 17, is lonely. An only child of always busy and never at home doctor/scientist parents, Savannah struggles with Attention Deficit Disorder, struggles in school, and struggles for the approval of her unapproachable and disapproving parents. Athletically, however, she is practically unmatched, having mastered the art of Kendo (The Way of the Sword) as a child, then moving on to saber fencing. Physical activity calms her mind, a perfect channel for her A.D.D. She dreams of becoming the next Olympic gold medalist.

Savannah is introduced to a new fencing coach, Aaron Sloan. Unbeknownst to her, Aaron is not only a “finisher of fencers,” but is also Alpha of a shapeshifter pack, protector of the human species, ensuring their survival against those ancient enemies, werewolves.

Thrust into this impossible world, Savannah’s life becomes intertwined with the shapeshifters as she is targeted by werewolves and drawn into their war. Under the protection of the close-knit Sloans, she finds excitement and danger, as well as family and a sense of belonging, something she’d never had before. She also finds romance with Luke, Aaron’s son.

My Thoughts: First of all, holy smokes this sounds good! I have always assumed werewolves and shapeshifters were one in the same. I am so excited to see a new spin on this where they are actually enemies! Secondly, THANK YOU Gabrielle Blue (a pen name for two co-writing sisters!) for sending me not one but two signed copies of this book! Now, what is a girl to do with two copies of a book *wink, wink*


The Pull of Gravity by Gae Polisner

Summary: While Nick Gardner’s family is falling apart, his best friend, Scooter, is dying from a freak disease. The Scoot’s final wish is that Nick and their quirky classmate, Jaycee Amato, deliver a prized first-edition copy of Of Mice and Men to the Scoot’s father. There’s just one problem: the Scoot’s father walked out years ago and hasn’t been heard from since. So, guided by Steinbeck’s life lessons, and with only the vaguest of plans, Nick and Jaycee set off to find him.

Characters you’ll want to become friends with and a narrative voice that sparkles with wit make this a truly original coming-of-age story.

My Thoughts: If you haven’t heard of the awesomeness that is Gae Polisner yet, you have clearly been living under a rock. I have not read her book yet but it is sure to be a major hit with me :) Gae is an awesome, hilarious, wonderful person so I CAN’T WAIT to read her book!

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Summary: My father took one hundred and thirty two minutes to die.

‘I counted.

‘It happened on the Jellicoe Road. The prettiest road I’d ever seen, where trees made breezy canopies like a tunnel to Shangri-La. We were going to the ocean, hundreds of kilometres away, because I wanted to see the ocean and my father said that it was about time the four of us made that journey. I remember asking, “What’s the difference between a trip and a journey?” and my father said, “Narnie, my love, when we get there, you’ll understand,” and that was the last thing he ever said.

‘We heard her almost straight away. In the other car, wedged into ours so deep that you couldn’t tell where one began and the other ended. She told us her name was Tate and then she squeezed through the glass and the steel and climbed over her own dead – just to be with Webb and me; to give us her hand so we could clutch it with all our might. And then a kid called Fitz came riding by on a stolen bike and saved our lives.

‘Someone asked us later, “Didn’t you wonder why no one came across you sooner?”

‘Did I wonder?

‘When you see your parents zipped up in black body bags on the Jellicoe Road like they’re some kind of garbage, don’t you know?

‘Wonder dies.’

My Thoughts: I have this wonderful blogging friend named Ashley. She is the creator of this magnificent blog called Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing, you may have heard of it? Anyways, this is her favorite book. In fact, I have heard on more than one occasion that she threatens to injure unless one reads this book. Okay, you caught me, maybe she doesn’t threaten harm onto anyone but she LOVE, LOVE, LOVES this book so I just need to read it. I already <3 it just knowing that she adores it so much.

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter (Signed)

Summary: It’s always been just Kate and her mom—and her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate’s going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear her mother won’t live past the fall.

Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld—and if she accepts his bargain, he’ll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.

Kate is sure he’s crazy—until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she’ll become Henry’s future bride, and a goddess.

My Thoughts: Holy smokes I got a signed copy of this book! There is an awesome indie bookstore about 2 hours away. (The Dark Days tour I am talking about below was hosted there). This bookstore is awesome, in the fact that they have signed books all over the place. This just happened to be one of them. Aimee Carter was indeed at the Dark Days event as an attendant but I am way to big of a chicken to ask her to sign my book so I just picked up a pre-signed one. Maybe it is about time I stopped acting so shy? Yeah, I think so!

Bought for Dark Days of Summer Tour:

Wings by Aprilynne Pike (Signed + Personalized)

Summary: Laurel was mesmerized, staring at the pale things with wide eyes. They were terrifyingly beautiful—too beautiful for words.

Laurel turned to the mirror again, her eyes on the hovering petals that floated beside her head. They looked almost like wings.

In this extraordinary tale of magic and intrigue, romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed forever.

My Thoughts: I have had this book for forever and I still haven’t read it yet. I want to get started on it very soon. I’ll be picking it up sometime this summer for sure!

Spells by Aprilynne Pike (Signed + Personalized)

Summary: Six months have passed since Laurel saved the gateway to the faerie realm of Avalon. Now she must spend her summer there, honing her skills as a Fall faerie. But her human family and friends are still in mortal danger–and the gateway to Avalon is more compromised than ever.

When it comes time to protect those she loves, will she depend on David, her human boyfriend, for help? Or will she turn to Tamani, the electrifying faerie with whom her connection is undeniable?

My Thoughts: Again, I have had this one for forever I just need to find the time to read it! I am sure that after reading the first two I will hurry out and purchase the third book, Illusions!

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini (Signed + Personalized)

How do you defy destiny?

Summary: Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it’s getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. At school she’s haunted by hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they’re destined to play the leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout history.

As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry, she realizes that some myths are more than just legend. But even demigod powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her and Lucas together—and trying to tear them apart.

My Thoughts: Well, this book looks gorgeous! It is so shimmery and pretty. On top of looking good, it sound fabulous! I can’t wait to see the interesting spin that Josephine took on the whole Helen of Troy thing.

Vampire Kisses: The Beginning by Ellen Schreiber (Signed + Personalized)

Summary: A new guy in town.

Rumors of vampires.

Dangerous first love.

This is where it all begins. . . .

The mansion on top of Benson Hill has stood empty for years. But one day it seems to be occupied, and its mysterious, handsome inhabitant Alexander Sterling becomes the source of much talk around town. Raven, a vampire-obsessed Goth-girl who has always considered herself an outsider in “Dullsville,” is determined to uncover the truth surrounding the secretive Alexander. As she gets to know him, and their spark intensifies, Raven finds herself in some unanticipated situations. Can Alexander make her lifelong dream come true? But love always has its complications—especially when it can only be awakened at nightfall.

The first three books in Ellen Schreiber’s bestselling Vampire Kisses series capture the thrill of a most unusual romance.

My Thoughts: I didn’t plan on getting this book at first but after hearing Ellen talk about it I just had to! I know the vampire thing has been a bit over-done but I think this one is going to have something new and interesting to bring to the table!

Divergent by Veronica Roth (Signed + Personalized) 

Summary: In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.

My Thoughts: This news just in, “Katelyn is the last YA fan on Earth who has not read Divergent yet!!!” Yeah, I feel so very lame for not reading this yet. It sounds SO good and I hear amazing things about this book on a daily basis!

Dark Days of Summer Tour Recap:

*Ellie (Book club friend), Josephine Angelini (Starcrossed), Veronica Roth (Divergent), Caroline (Book club friend), Katelyn (Yours truly), Ellen Schreiber (Vampire Kisses Series), Aprilynne Pike (Wings Series)*

*Yes guys, I really am that short in real life!*

I made it to my second author event ever! It was such an amazing, wonderful experience. The fellow book club members and I drove down to Lansing, MI to a wonderful indie bookstore called Schulers. This store has every amazing book you could ever imagine plus they host great events such as the Dark Days Tour! After browsing around the store for a little bit, my friends and I settled in our seats to await the big event. The event started off with a quick bio of the authors and a little bit about the books that they write. After that, we went right into Q&A. You guys may not know this but I am shy. Like ridiculously shy. That picture you see up above took me a full 2 hours to work up the courage to ask if they would take one with us. So the odds of me asking questions that day were slim. Regardless of my own personal fears, other audience members still managed to ask interesting and intriguing questions. I loved the responses from all four authors! Josephine Angelini was so great! Not only was she super funny (she came up with the craziest metaphors!) but she also had a wealth of knowledge. All of her answers were so well thought out. Veronica Roth was so dang cute! She was funny and so honest with all her answers. Ellen was also quite amazing! She shared so much information on being a published author. Plus her personality was fabulous! Aprilynne rounded out this fantastic group of girls perfectly. I love her input on all the hard, tough questions that were asked. After the super great Q&A, we moved on to book signing. All the girls kept on their brave faces (even though they must have been running low on energy) as they signed a ton of books for a ton of people! All in all, it was a super memorable event. My only complaint is I wished more bloggers could have been there. It would have been pure awesomeness if I could have met some of my great blogging friends.

My 2011 Debut Author’s List!

Below is the ever-growing list of my “Need To Read” books. All of these books are part of the 2011 Debut Authors Challenge that is hosted by The Story Siren. I am excited to say that a majority of the books on the list, I have already put on my to read list on my Goodreads account! The challenge asks you to pick 12 books (preferably one new author per month) but of course knowing me, I couldn’t stop there. I really wouldn’t be extremely surprised if I end up adding all of the books to my list =]

*Updated on 1/5/11


1/4/2011 Cynthia Hand’s book titled Unearthly.

1/4/2011 Elizabeth Woods’ book titled Choker.

1/6/2011 Julia Karr’s book titled XVI

1/11/2011 Lorraine Zago Rosenthal’s book Other Words For Love.

1/11/2011 Alexandra Monir’s book titled Timeless.

1/11/2011 Maurissa Guibord’s book titled Warped.

1/11/2011 Beth Revis’s book titled Across the Universe.

1/25/2011 Eilis O’Neal’s book titled The False Princess.


2/1/2011 Paige Harbison’s book Here Lies Bridget.

2/8/2011 Gwendolyn Heasley’s book Where I Belong.

2/8/2011 Karen Mahoney’s book The Iron Witch.

2/15/2011 Courtney Allison Moulton’s book titled Anglefire.

2/15/2011 Sara Bennett Wealer’s book titled Rival.

2/22/2011 Leah Clifford’s book titled A Touch Mortal.

2/22/2011 Kristi Cook’s book titled Haven.

2/22/2011 Kelly Keaton’s book titled Darkness Becomes Her.


3/1/2011 Kim Harrington’s book titled Clarity.

3/1/2011 Bettina Restrepo’s book titled Illegal

3/1/2011 Gwen Hayes’ book titled Falling Under.

3/22/2011 Frances O’Roark Dowell’s book titled Ten Miles Past Normal.

3/22/2011 Ruta Sepetys’ book titled Between Shades of Gray.

3/22/2011 Lauren DeStefano’s book titled Wither.

3/28/2011 Ashley Hope Perez’s book titled What Can’t Wait.

3/29/2011 Heather Dixon’s book titled Entwined.

3/29/2011 C.C. Hunter’s book titled Born At Midnight.


4/4/2011 Amy Holder’s book titled The Lipstick Laws.

4/12/2011 Ann Aguirre’s book titled Enclave.

4/14/2011 Angela Cerrito’s book titled End Of The Line.

4/26/2011 Tessa Gratton’s book titled Blood Magic.

4/26/2011 K. Ryer Breese’s book titled Future Imperfect.


5/3/2011 Holly Goldberg Sloan’s book titled I’ll Be There.

5/3/2011 Jessi Kirby’s book titled Moonglass.

5/3/2011 Veronica Roth’s book titled Divergent.

5/10/2011 Christina Mandelski’s book titled The Sweetest Thing.

5/10/2011 Lara Chapman’s book titled Flawless.

5/10/2011 Amy Plum’s book titled Die For Me.

5/10/2011 Tracy Deebs’ book titled Tempest Rising.

5/10/2011 Gae Polisner’s book titled The Pull of Gravity.

5/23/2011 Katie Kacvinsky’s book titled Awaken.

5/24/2011 Myra McEntire’s book titled Hourglass.


6/1/2011 Jo Treggiari’s book titled Ashes,Ashes.

6/7/2011 Tara Hudson’s book titled Hereafter.

6/7/2011 Cat Patrick’s book titled Forgotten.

6/7/2011 Elana Johnson’s book titled Possession.

6/8/2011 Charlotte Bennardo & Natalie Zaman’s book titled Sirenz.

6/14/2011 Sonia Gensler’s book titled The Revenant.


7/1/2011 Randy Russell’s book titled Dead Rules.

7/1/2011 Melanie Welsh’s book titled The Mistress of the Storm.

7/5/2011 Michelle Ray’s book titled Falling For Hamlet.

7/26/2011 Karsten Knight’s book titled Wildefire.


8/2/2011 Victoria Schwab’s book titled The Near Witch.

8/3/2011 Sara Grant’s book titled Dark Parties.


9/15/2011 Jennifer Armentrout’s book titled Half-Blood.

9/27/2011 Michelle Hodkin’s book titled The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer.

9/??/2011 Kendare Blake’s book titled Anna Dressed In Blood.

9/??/2011 Scott Tracey’s book titled Witch Eyes.


10/??/2011 Kiki Hamilton’s book titled The Faerie Ring.



12/19/2011 Helen Landalf’s book titled Broken Wings.

2011 In General:

Megan Bostic’s book titled Never Eighteen.

Jeyn Roberts’ book titled The Dark Inside.

Jessica Martinez’s book titled Virtuosity.

Lia Habel’s book titled Dearly, Departed.

Rae Carson’s book titled The Girl Of Fire And Thorns.

Jocelyn Davies’ book titled A Beautiful Dark.

Sarah Maas’ book titled Queen Of Glass.*

Kathleen Peacock’s book titled Hemlock.*

* According to Goodreads this book isn’t expected to be published until 2012. If that reins true then this book will be taken off of my 2011 DAC list and added to the 2012.