Monday, November 28, 2011

Cover Crazy (9)

Cover Crazy is a weekly meme hosted by The Book Worms on Mondays.  Its a brand new meme where the idea is to showcase a  beautiful book cover each week.  This week I'm crazy about.....

by Sara Wilson Etienne

What I love about it:
  • Everything! The picture is beautiful and intriguing. You all know how I feel about girls in dresses on covers but this one in no way focuses on that. And heck, maybe it's just a corset. But I love the lace on that, the red ribbon over her eyes, the red moon, ocean, sky, ahh! It's awesome!
  • The border around the edge, it's interesting, and completely contradictory to the realistic picture but goes so well with it and matches her skin tone. 
  • The font for the title is great and something I've never seen on a YA book, yay for new fonts! 
  • I also like that her name is really small and up at the top and the title is the main focus at the bottom, almost like a painting. I really like when the title gets the most attention and not some big author's name.
What are you crazy about this week?

Saturday, November 26, 2011

On My Wishlist (6)

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where we list all the books we desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming.
After being out of touch with the book community for a little while, I just about peed my pants when I saw all the books that have been announced for release in 2012. So many good titles! This week I'm particularly excited about these two:

by Corrine Jackson
Release Date: December 2012

Remy O'Malley has the power to heal people with her touch, but her ability comes at a steep cost because every illness or injury she heals becomes her own.

That's all Goodreads has for a summary so far! Ah! But it sounds like the exact opposite of Shatter Me so yay!

by Suze Reese
Release Date: January 2012

Mira Johns is pretty much like any other teenage girl. Except that she knows how to harness electro-magnetic energy to communicate without words. And she's really, really far from home. Her assignment as an emissary to Earth sounds fairly simple: blend in, observe, and stay away from the planet’s primitive males. But after she finds one mysterious boy too irresistible for stupid rules, she realizes the real reason she's supposed to keep her distance: mates from her world can die if separated. But a series of serious accidents make it clear that someone wants to force her return. Mira decides her only hope is to uncover the truth to why she, the most mediocre of candidates, was actually chosen for this assignment—before the agency discovers her secret and sends her back home.

 As you can tell, I have a thing for books where the protagonist has some sort of special power or ability. Maybe it's just my secret dream of being an X-men...*sigh* one day...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Oh right! I blog, I remember now!

Where have I been?

I lost my one ring to rule them all and while I was searching for it in my wardrobe, I stumbled into Narnia. Tripping over the Goblet of Fire, I fell down the rabbit hole and landed in Oz. While taking a stroll down a yellow brick road, I met up with Bella. After attempting talking some serious girl sense into her sparkly boyfriend-crazed head, she pushed me into the Fountain of Youth. While splashing around, I caught a ride with Captain Ahab but we ran headfirst into Huck Finn's raft. While they were busy making fisticuffs, I scrambled ashore and took off running to Grandma's house. Following the breadcrumbs intently through the forest and brushing spidery Charlotte's Webs from my face I didn't even see Little Red right in front of me until I ran smack into her. Her basket went flying as did my golden compass which was my only real sense of direction. "Are you mad?" she screamed at me. "No, just lost," I replied. And off we went to dear old Granny's home. Yet once we reached the gates, Red went skipping off in the opposite direction strangely reminding me of Dorothy. Looking up, I saw the words "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here." "Peachy," I muttered and stepped through and was blinded by a ring of endless light. This laboratory didn't seem very grandmothery let me tell you. Suddenly I heard "It's alive!" to my left and turned just in time to see a monster rise off the table. A horrible gurgling came from my right at the same instant and I whipped back around to witness a lovely looking chap turn into a monster. With a squeal, I ran through the lab and burst through to hills that were alive with the sound of music and a fields of rye. A boy stood in the distance catching children who ran too close to the edge and woman said something about the bird on the lawn. Off beyond the girl with an obvious interest in ornithology, a group of shirtless men shouted something about never talking about fight club and even further beyond them, Mr. Darcy was busy wooing a very British looking girl. Frustrated, I slumped down in front of a very giving tree and sighed. "You're late!" Looking up to see who accused me of tardiness, a white rabbit grabbed a hold of me and pulled me back into his rabbit hole. Somersaulting through my piles of laundry in my wardrobe I landed flat on my back in my bedroom. "You're late for a very important!" exclaimed my long eared friend and hopped back through to the other world.

And that's where I've been for the past month.