Friday, December 31, 2010

Shade Review

Love ties them together.
Death can’t tear them apart.

Best. Birthday. Ever. At least, it was supposed to be. With Logan's band playing a critical gig and Aura's plans for an intimate after-party, Aura knows it will be the most memorable night of her boyfriend's life. She never thought it would be his last.

Logan's sudden death leaves Aura devastated. He's gone.

Well, sort of.

Like everyone born after the Shift, Aura can see and hear ghosts. This mysterious ability has always been annoying, and Aura had wanted nothing more than to figure out why the Shift happened so she can undo it. But not with Logan’s violet-hued spirit still hanging around. Because dead Logan is almost as real as ever. 


It doesn't help that Aura’s new friend Zachary is so understanding—and so very alive. His support means more to Aura than she cares to admit.
As Aura's relationships with the dead and the living grow ever complicated, so do her feelings for Logan and Zachary. Each holds a piece of Aura's heart…and clues to the secret of the Shift0


Jeri Smith-Ready knows what it takes to grab a reader.  She is an incredible writer and she did a fabulous job with this book.  Not only did she manage to blend all of the layers together seamlessly, she also created a multitude of dimensional characters that were both believable and easy to relate to. This book marks a great start for a new urban-fantasy series. Talking to ghosts or even ghostly boyfriends isn’t a new concept, however, the idea that an event could change everyone born after it took place is a new concept.

Aura, as a main character, is very interesting. She comes off as beautiful, funny, smart, caring, and has been through a great deal of bad situations. She was the first to be born after the Shift. The Shift was an event after which the younger generation can now see and talk to ghosts. The shift has a whole different meaning for Aura when her boyfriend Logan dies and becomes a ghost. She is faced with the reality of a spirit that is haunting her and has to deal with all of the problems and emotions that go along with it. Then she meets Zachary. A good-looking, Scottish boy (I heard his sexy brogue in my head every time he spoke -- yum).  Aura and Zachary study the ancient monuments to solstices and equinoxes for a school project. They use that knowledge to inch their way toward an understanding of how and why the Shift occurred. Even with the help of British and American secret agencies, those questions keep Aura and Zachary -- and readers – guessing. Let’s just say you'll be dying to read the sequel as soon as you read the last word, like I am now.

5 out 5 stars

Forgive My Fins Review

Forgive My Fins
Synopsis: Lily Sanderson has a secret, and it's not that she has a huge crush on gorgeous swimming god Brody Bennett, who makes her heart, beat flipper-fast. Unrequited love is hard enough when you're a normal teen girl, but when you're half human, half mermaid like Lily, there’s no such thing as a simple crush. Lily's mermaid identity is a secret that can't get out since she's not just any mermaid- she's a Thalassinian Princess. When Lily found out three years ago that her mother was actually human, She finally realized why she didn't feel quite at home in Thalassinian, and she's been living on land and going to Seaview High School ever since, hoping to find where she truly belongs. Sure land has its problems-like her obnoxious biker boy neighbor Quince Fletcher- but it has that one major perk- Brody. The problem is, mermaids aren't really the casual dating type- the instant the "bond" it's for life. When Lily's attempt to win Brody's love leads to a tsunami-sized case of mistaken identity. She is in for a tidal wave of relationship drama, and she finds out quick as a tailfin flick, that happily-ever after never sails as smoothly as you planned.

My Thoughts: Forgive My Fins is a must read of 2010. Once I got started I couldn't put it down. I laughed out loud, smiled until my cheeks hurt and yes, I even cried. If you love Mermaids then this is the book for you. I loved Lily and her sea slang. The book is an easy read. Tera is an Amazing author. She's very descriptive, from Lily's home under the sea, all the way down to the color of the Sand dollar. Move over Vampires - hello Mermaids. Lily's your average girl in love...

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Caster Girls Holiday Giveaway

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This month we are giving away:

◦The John Breed Poster
◦Beautiful Darkness Audio Book
◦UK Version of Beautiful Darkness
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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Cover Release Small town Sinners

Here's the official description: Lacey Anne Byer is a perennial good girl and lifelong member of the House of Enlightenment, the Evangelical church in her small town. With her driver's license in hand and the chance to try out for a lead role in Hell House, her church's annual haunted house of sin, Lacey's junior year is looking promising. But when a cute new stranger comes to town, something begins to stir inside her. Ty Davis doesn't know the sweet, shy Lacey Anne Byer everyone else does. With Ty, Lacey could reinvent herself. As her feelings for Ty make Lacey test her boundaries, events surrounding Hell House make her question her religion.

Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books (July 19, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1599905272
ISBN-13: 978-1599905273

About the Awesome Author:
MELISSA WALKER has worked as ELLEgirl Features Editor and Seventeen Prom Editor. She is the author of the Violet on the Runway series as well as Lovestruck Summer. Melissa manages a daily newsletter, I Heart Daily, and handles blogging for, an online book community that won the 2009 National Book Award for Innovations in

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

It's Kidds Kids Day 2010

Today Is Kidds Kids Day... I love this Charity sooo much!!!   Kids Kraddrick from Kiss fm 106.1 has been helping the children and their families have a week of fun in disney world every year... What Kidd does is just awesome he helps dreams come true where he takes 52 handicapped children and their families on an all expenses paid trip to disney world. So i am asking every one to help out with charity and help the kids have a wonderful experience to be around other kids that are just like them in some form either in a wheel chair or has a serious illness.You can donate not just today but all year long.. They will be going on the trip in Novemember so please find it in your heart to help them send these kids to a wonderful  place to enjoy with their famailies and to make some life long friends that would not have gotten to make other wise....
I love Kidds Kids Day...  If you can't donate we understand just spread the word so more people will learn about this awesome charity that one man has put together He is a Hero in these families eyes
Find more photos like this on Kidd's Kids

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Cover Release for Fins are Forever

Fins Are Forever is the sequal to Forgive My Fins. I don't want to spoil the story for anyone who has not read it yet. However you can visit Tera's website here for more details..

Praise for Forgive My Fins -------
"Tera Lynn Childs has created an enchanting world of romance, magic and endearing characters that you can't help but root for. Forgive My Fins had me hooked from page one, and I can't wait to immerse myself in its sequel! I simply adored this book!"
~Alyson Noel, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Immortals series

"Full of fishy expressions, mermaid lore, and breathless underwater kisses, this lighter-than-air read will charm teens and tween girl who prefer their supernatural romances to be more Meg Cabot than Stephenie Myer."
~ALA Booklist
"Bubbly, inventive and well worth a plunge."

Friday, August 20, 2010

Review of Sophie and the Wolf

The Undead Crime Fighting League: Sophie and the Wolf....
This is a short story written by a talented Author Amber Vilate. When she writes she grabs your attention from the get go. I knew when I read the story that it was a short story but I had to finish it before I could do anything else. Honestly I didnt think it was going to be that good but boy was I WRONG... I wanted to keeep reading even when the story was over. The story is about a teenage vampire who is trying to have a some what normal life with friends and a crush.. Her main problem is that she is a crime fighting Vampire and has to be careful what she says and does.