Tuesday, November 30, 2010

GIVEAWAY-Inconvenient by Margie Gelbwasser


In fifteen-year-old Alyssa Bondar's Russian-Jewish culture, having a few drinks is as traditional as blinchiki and piroshki. So when her mom's midday cocktails turn into an all-day happy hour, it seems like Alyssa's the only one who notices—or cares. Her dad is steeped in the nightly news—and denial—and her best friend Lana is too busy trashing their shared Russian heritage so she can be popular.







Alyssa would rather focus on cross-country meets and her first kiss with her running partner, Keith, but someone has to clean up her mom's mess. But who will be there to catch Alyssa when her mom's next fall off the wagon threatens to drag her down, too?





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**Special thanks to Flux for providing a copy of this book to giveaway**

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Hop Hopin'/Follow Friday

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer over at Crazy For Books

Question of the Week: "What is your favourite book cover?"
This is one of my top favourite books I've read in 2010 and I just LOVE the cover. After reading the book I found the cover even more beautiful.







Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee over at Parajunkee's View


Keep leaving those comments, you know I love em'! Be sure to leave your blog link so I can follow you back. And to all my American friends I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving!!



In My Mailbox


In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.


For Review:

At a crossroads in her life, Lucy Jarrett returns home from Japan, only to find herself haunted by her father's unresolved death a decade ago. Old longings stirred up by Keegan Fall, a local glass artist who was once her passionate first love, lead her into the unexpected. Late one night, as she paces the hallways of her family's rambling lakeside house, she discovers, locked in a window seat, a collection of objects that first appear to be useless curiosities, but soon reveal a deeper and more complex family past. As Lucy discovers and explores the traces of her lineage00from an heirloom tapestry and dusty political tracts to a web of allusions depicted in stained-glass windows throughout upstate New York-the family story she has always known is shattered, Lucy's quest for the truth reconfigures her family's history, links her to a unique slice of the suffragette movement, and yields dramatic insights that embolden her to live freely.


 
This taut psychological thriller begins when Karen and her nine-year- old daughter, Alice, pick up Rex from a ten-year stint in prison for murder. Flash back to the sultry summer in 1990s London when Karen, a straight-A student on the verge of college graduation, first meets the exotic, flamboyant Biba and joins her louche life in a crumbling mansion in Highgate. She begins a relationship with Biba's enigmatic and protective older brother, Rex, and falls into a blissful rhythm of sex, alcohol, and endless summer nights. Naïvely, Karen assumes her newfound happiness will last forever. But Biba and Rex have a complicated family history-one of abandonment, suicide, and crippling guilt-and Karen's summer of freedom is about to end in blood.




When old ghosts come back to destroy the life it has taken Karen a decade to build, she has everything to lose. She will do whatever it takes to protect her family and keep her secret. Alternating between the fragile present and the lingering past with a shocker of an ending, The Poison Tree is a brilliant suspense debut that will appeal to readers of Kate Atkinson, Donna Tartt, and Tana French.


In fifteen-year-old Alyssa Bondar's Russian-Jewish culture, having a few drinks is as traditional as blinchiki and piroshki. So when her mom's midday cocktails turn into an all-day happy hour, it seems like Alyssa's the only one who notices—or cares. Her dad is steeped in the nightly news—and denial—and her best friend Lana is too busy trashing their shared Russian heritage so she can be popular.




Alyssa would rather focus on cross-country meets and her first kiss with her running partner, Keith, but someone has to clean up her mom's mess. But who will be there to catch Alyssa when her mom's next fall off the wagon threatens to drag her down, too?


Abbey senses something special about the little man tending to the reindeer who, along with a century-old farmhouse, a barn full of animals, and fields abounding in woods and pasture, was a gift to Abbey from a stranger. Abbey and her husband, Steve, move in just before the holidays. They have been together since the '60s, eloping when Steve returned from Vietnam. Now with Abbey's cancer in remission, they're looking forward to their boys coming home for Christmas.




Turns out this Christmas proves to be more magical than anticipated as Abbey realizes an understanding never thought possible through the rekindling of a belief rooted in childhood. Of course it's who delivers this gift on Christmas Eve that gives Abbey and Steve the strength to face their greatest challenge.



**Special thanks to Penguin Publishing Canada, Flux, and Barbara Briggs Ward**

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Wedding Gift by Kathleen McKenna

Paperback: 240 pages


Publisher: CreateSpace

Published: July 12, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1453701973

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17 year old Leeann Worthier is the prettiest girl in town-or so she says. George Willets is the heir to a booming petroleum business, George's controlling mother is unimpressed, and Leeann absolutely refuses to live with her mother-in-law. So George gives his wife a house as a wedding gift.
Thirty years before, the same house hosted a grisly scene: George's uncle and cousins were all slaughtered, and his aunt Robina accused of both murder and suicide.


The house is a gorgeous, well-maintained mansion, but has stood empty since the tragedy. It's intimidating, but who is Leeann to turn down a free house? When the ghost of Robina begins to haunt Leeann, she realizes she made a huge mistake...(From the Publisher)


The Wedding Gift is told by Leeann, the prettiest girl in Dalton. You can't help but love Leeann, as conceited and big headed she is, she will crack you up! She is hilarious and her best friend Jesse is even more so. The characters were fantastic, I had a love/hate thing going on with them but they all entertained me, even Miz Bethany. I would love to spend a holiday with the Worthiers and Jesse, what a great time that would be! The plot gave me the creepy, spine tingling feelings. I hesitated picking the book up while home alone because it did spook me but I loved that, the author did a great job delivering the horror. This book has something to please everyone, if your not a fan of the horror genre I urge you to give this book a try, you may surprise yourself, I know I did. It's a crazy, entertaining ride. You'll be flying through the pages dying to know what is going to happen next. Kathleen McKenna really delivered with The Wedding Gift, it's not your typical ghost story, she puts a incredible spin on things. If your looking for a fun, thrilling read, then get yourself a copy of this book. You will not be disappointed!

For a little taste on what to expect while reading this book, have a look at Kathleen McKenna's Crazy Bookworm guest post

Get a copy today!

Monday, November 22, 2010

5 Questions with The Crazy Bookworm

 Here I am! I'm Cathy aka The Crazy Bookworm. I am trying a new thing where you guys can ask me anything, it doesn't have to be book related and every time I reach 5 questions I will answer them in a post. So, let's get it started!


1. "If you read a book that you strongly disliked, but agreed to review it not by the publisher but the author, are you completely honest in your review or do you fudge a little to save the authors feelings?"

Answer: I try to go by the 'Not for Me' saying. I try to be fair. I don't like when I come across reviews and it just says "Hated it!" or "Don't waste your time!". I like to give reasons why I disliked the book and why it 'wasn't for me'. For example, Writing style, plot, characters etc.  Just because I didn't like it, doesn't mean someone else won't. Of course I don't like to hurt the authors feelings so I will always try to find something positive to say about the book but sometimes you just can't. I am always 100% honest in my reviews weather good or bad but I try to remain fair and respectful. I hope that answers your questions :-)

2. "Do you like to listen to music while you read or write? If so, do you have a play list you could share?

Answer: I LOVE listening to music while doing both. I listen to pretty much everything but if I'm reading a young adult book or a romance I like listening to a lot of Taylor Swift and OneRepublic. If I'm reading a darker book than the Twilight soundtracks come in handy :-). Write now I am participating in Nanowrimo and my story is a dark romance. It takes place right in the middle of the world being taken over by a virus that turns people into cannibalistic monsters. So I like listening to The Deftones, A fine frenzy(Ashes and Wine is my fave!) or Within Temptation.

3. "What is your all time favourite movie?"

Answer: I am a movie fanatic! I own probably around 2,000. It is nearly impossible for me to pick just one favourite BUT I do have one. The Goonies. That has been my favourite movie ever since I was a child. I would watch it over and over again. I recently just won the 25th Anniversary blu ray edition from a MTV News contest and I literally jumped up and down and squealed like a 13 year old at a backstreet boys concert.

4. "What country do you live in?"

Answer: Canada! I am a Canadian girl! I love being Canadian but I could do without the COLD winter. I love the snow but I hate the cold. 

This is my ring tone :)


5. "Cats or Dogs?"

Answer: I am a lover of all animals but as pets I am a dog person. I am the mommy to 3 crazy pooches. And I run my own Pet Spa business out of my home.

Bentley is the little gray one. He loves Christmas time because his favourite spot to sleep is under the tree as you can see. The Black lab is Rocco and his favourite spot is that green chair. I've tried getting rid of it but he looked to sad so I gave in and now it's only used by him. And finally there is Webster, She...that's right she is a dog named Webster lol. She loves laying in the sun.

Bonus Question: "What book did you read this year that made you the happiest, and why? You can define happiest any way you want."

Answer: I know I said 5 questions but I loved this question and didn't want to wait till next post to answer it. The book that made me happiest this year was...Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly. I know Revolution isn't a happy book but when I was done reading it I was left in awe. It is so powerful and hauntingly beautiful. I was happy that I came across a book like that and got a chance to read it. I was happy with the impact it left on me. I never knew much about the French Revolution and I was happy for this book educating me and sparking an interest into that genre. I continue to read up on the Revolution and the people involved. I hope that answered your question :-)

*Thanks to everyone who submitted those great questions! I look forward to the next five. I hope you enjoyed this. If you want to submit a questions you can click HERE or on the question mark button on my right sidebar. You can ask anything, it doesn't have to be book or blog related. You will be anonymous. I had a blast answering these questions. Thank you!*

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Nicholas Sparks & 80's-90's YA Reading Challenge

Nicholas Sparks Reading Challenge

 The Nicholas Sparks Reading Challenge is hosted by The Book Vixen. For details check out her post!

I am a huge Nicholas Sparks fan, and I've read and re-read all his books. I can't wait to start this challenge! I will be participating at the Married Level – Read 13–16 Nicholas Sparks novels

These will be the first books I start with...

The Guardian

The Choice

The Rescue

YA of the 80s and 90s Reading Challenge
This challenge is also hosted by The Book Vixen

The goal is to read as many Young Adult books that were published between 1980-1999
I have no idea which books I am going to be starting with but The Book Vixen provided this great list from Goodreads and Pixesand provided another huge list

This should be fun!!



Friday, November 19, 2010

Interview Me!

Hey Everyone!

I want to let you, my readers know who I really am. I want to do a post sometime in December that will be like an interview except YOU ask the questions. You can ask me anything you like but I will not answer vulgar or rude questions other than that, ask away! Fill out THIS FORM and submit your question or questions, I won't know who you are, you will remain anonymous. When December rolls around I will go through the questions and answer them in a post so you can see who The Crazy Bookworm really is! I appreciate all my crazy followers and want to give them an opportunity to get to know me.

Thanks!

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson plus Speak Movie Review!

Reading level: Young Adult

Paperback: 197 pages

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Since the beginning of the school year, high school freshman Melinda has found that it's been getting harder and harder for her to speak out loud: "My throat is always sore, my lips raw.... Every time I try to talk to my parents or a teacher, I sputter or freeze.... It's like I have some kind of spastic laryngitis." What could have caused Melinda to suddenly fall mute? Could it be due to the fact that no one at school is speaking to her because she called the cops and got everyone busted at the seniors' big end-of-summer party? Or maybe it's because her parents' only form of communication is Post-It notes written on their way out the door to their nine-to-whenever jobs. While Melinda is bothered by these things, deep down she knows the real reason why she's been struck mute...

"I'm not pretty or smart or athletic. I'm just like them-an ordinary drone dressed in secrets and lies." Melinda Sordino

My Thoughts: I came across Speak from time to time in the bookstore but never picked it up. Then I started hearing all this hype about it, and then all the articles came out about it being banned. So I finally decided to buy it and read it. I am upset with myself for not picking this book up before, how I wish I read it sooner. Speak is a haunting, painful and beautiful story. The writing style is written in such a way that you feel as if you are right inside Melinda, hearing every thought. Teenage years are the hardest, most confusing of times. We are learning who we are, what we want to do, and how to be comfortable in our skin(which can be made painfully hard at times) When something traumatic happens, it can make those times a million times harder and even more confusing. It alters our perception. You no longer look at the world the same way you once did. The author captured exactly what it's like to be a teenager, not just for the character Melinda but with the rest of the teenage cast as well. The Character Mr.Neck was a teacher that affected me, whenever I was reading a paragraph with him in it, my stomach twisted. I got angry. Bullies don't just live in the bodies of teenagers and young children, bullies also live in the bodies of adults.

 I'd like to touch on a personal story, when I was in grade 8 I had a big bully. A bully that made everyday humiliating for me. He was my teacher. He was my homeroom teacher and my English teacher. I swear he woke up every morning and thought "What can I do to Cathy today?" On one particular day he called me in front of class and without going into to much detail he humiliated me greatly, to the point where tears were spilling out my eyes. I remember looking around at the classroom and people were embarrassed for me, they wouldn't look at me or my teacher. After a few minutes of this humiliation my class started to stand up for me, a boy I never talked to walked out of class and brought back a box of tissues for me. Another student began arguing with the teacher, they were SPEAKING for me. I'd like to say that it made a difference but unfortunately it did not but those students made a difference to me. My teacher continued to bully me until graduation. Perhaps if I had known about this book then, I would have stood up to him. I would SPEAK LOUDLY, maybe things would have been different. There is one thing I can thank that teacher for and that's for my fuel, every time I set a goal for myself or when I'm writing, I think of him. He always claimed I would amount to nothing and be a nobody so when I accomplish something, no matter how big or small, it's always him that pops in my head. He is my motivation. Anyways that's enough about me...The thought of this book being banned in some places saddens me. This book can help people, with all the teen suicides going on in this world I don't believe it is right to ban something that can save a persons life. This book needs to be praised. Everyone needs to know about SPEAK. If you hadn't read speak, I urge you too. This is a book that should be on the bookshelves of young adults, libraries and most importantly school libraries. Speak may have opened up some old wounds for me but it will help me stand up and speak in the future. This book has no age limit.

Speak Movie Review

Before she was Joan Jett, Before she was Bella Swan she was Melinda Sordino.

I finished reading Speak then watched the movie right away. Kristen Stewart blew me away as the character Melinda. While I was reading the book I pictured a girl that resembled Kristen. Her performance was incredible, especially the last 10 minutes of the movie.

Steve Zahn played Mr.Freeman, a character that I loved in the book and portrayed him wonderfully. He is a very powerful character in the book, and Zahn represented his softness and care for the students perfectly. Robert Burke played Mr.Neck, he played the character just right because everytime he came on the screen I hated it. But that is a compliment. His character was not a likeable one and he kept it the same in the movie. I don't want to give away any spoilers so I am going to end my movie review here, but I strongly recommend watching it, but try to read the book first. There were changes made for the movie but nothing that altered the message and the storyline. The changes were minor.

**If you would like to purchase a copy of Speak or the DVD please consider supporting The Crazy Bookworm by purchasing from this link. Thank you!

Hoppin' Away/Follow Friday

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger hop is hosted by Jennifer over at Crazy for Books

Question of the Week: "Since Thanksgiving is coming up next week, let's use this week's Hop to share what we are most thankful for and what our holiday traditions are!"

I'm Canadian so my Thanksgiving was in October BUT doesn't mean I can't answer the question :-)
I am thankful for my family, they are wonderful people and support me in anything I do. My beautiful 6 month old Niece, Ella. She has brought such a light into my life that I didn't know I was missing until she came along. She has such a hilarious personality. My 3 dogs, they are amazing, Amazing, AMAZING! lol. I love them more everyday. Of course, I am thankful for my boyfriend(of 5 years) he is my rock, my best friend and my major supporter. And, I am thankful for Books and Movies(DUH!) I think I covered all the major stuff :P

As for holiday traditions my mom cooks up a big feast and we get the family together. We play fun games like Mad Gab or poker before dinner and then usually watch Americas Home Videos after dinner while we enjoy some pie, cake, coffee, or tea





 
Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee over at Parajunkee's View


Question of the Week: How long have you been book blogging?

I have been blogging since January 2010, not quite a year yet.

You know I love those comments, so keep em' coming! Don't forget to leave your blog link to, so I can follow back!

Happy Hopping Friends!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren

Bought:


Since the beginning of the school year, high school freshman Melinda has found that it's been getting harder and harder for her to speak out loud: "My throat is always sore, my lips raw.... Every time I try to talk to my parents or a teacher, I sputter or freeze.... It's like I have some kind of spastic laryngitis." What could have caused Melinda to suddenly fall mute? Could it be due to the fact that no one at school is speaking to her because she called the cops and got everyone busted at the seniors' big end-of-summer party? Or maybe it's because her parents' only form of communication is Post-It notes written on their way out the door to their nine-to-whenever jobs. While Melinda is bothered by these things, deep down she knows the real reason why she's been struck mute...



Laurie Halse Anderson's first novel is a stunning and sympathetic tribute to the teenage outcast. The triumphant ending, in which Melinda finds her voice, is cause for cheering (while many readers might also shed a tear or two). After reading Speak, it will be hard for any teen to look at the class scapegoat again without a measure of compassion and understanding for that person--who may be screaming beneath the silence.



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Svartalfheim, 2009 The Underworld prepares for the battle between Queen Gerda of Vanaheim and Queen Hella of Niflheim. A vampire clan grieves the loss its clan leader. A surprising new leader is chosen - a human. As she learns more of her responsibilities as a clan leader, she is thrown into a den of werewolves to save herself and her clan. Chance Heeding is a latent vampire tricked by her dead Uncle Cleftus Petras III. She was robbed of her memory as revenge on her dead father. The more Chance lives with the werewolves, the more she learns about herself and her ruthless vampire family members. But time and circumstance is against her... Her betrothed husband is her blood brother. Her intended brother in law is her ex husband, who is recently betrothed to a French Vampiress; who will do anything to keep him away from everyone. As if Chance does not have enough troubles of her own, considering her own family is planning her death. Her best friend, Tie Findley, competes against Chance for her cousin's love and attention. To make matters worse, Chance is left abandoned as her cousin, Luke Heeding, who goes missing in the Nether World during a Lycan mission. Amidst all of this, Chance learns her father is the second in command in the Nether World. She is now entrusted with the care and control of a human teenage girl called Eloise St. John. But before Chance communicates with Eloise she must do one tiny little thing - make her decision whether to become a vampire or a vamp wolf.



Won:
 
I know this isn't a book but I was just so excited when I got it, I had to share it!
 


I won a Twitter contest on MTV News and the prize was the 25th Anniversary Blu Ray Collectors Edition of The Goonies(wow, that's a mouthful!) Anyways, The Goonies is my all-time favourite movie so I was thrilled when I found out I won. It came with the blu ray movie, a board game, a collectors edition magazine, the story boards and another bonus magazine.  

That's it for my IMM, what was in your mailbox?
 

An Alaskan Author Imagines the First Interview about His Debut Novel The Raven’s Gift.

Don Rearden, author of THE RAVEN'S GIFT stopped by The Crazy Bookworm today to guest post. Enjoy!


An Alaskan Author Imagines the First Interview about His Debut Novel The Raven’s Gift

Interviewer: Once I read about The Raven’s Gift I just couldn’t wait to interview you.



Author: Thanks. I appreciate the interest and excitement surrounding my novel.


Interviewer: Let’s get down to business then, shall we?


Author: Sure.


Interviewer: So what do you think about Sarah Palin?


Author: Well, actually I try not to think of her. Believe it or not, Alaskans are not quite as enamored with her as the rest of the country seems to be. She quit as our governor after only two years. I wouldn’t mind that if she was actually trying to help the people of our state and not just fatten her bank account.


Interviewer: Why do you try not to think of her? That statement suggests you do.


Author: Listen, I write about rural Alaska. I grew up on the tundra of southwestern Alaska. I’m concerned about the poverty, the violence, and the disease in our Alaska. I can’t waste my time or my energy wondering what word Palin might invent this week or what she’s Tweeting. I feel like she’s running for class freshman class president.


Interviewer: So you do think about her! Have you seen Sarah’s Alaska?


Author: Are you talking about the show, or our state? Let me tell you, Sarah’s Alaska isn’t the real Alaska. Real Alaskans don’t wear designer clothes and gallivant around the country in first class acting folksy and getting paid 100K speaking fees. Let me tell you what else you won’t see on Sarah’s Alaska. You won’t see her dumping a honey-bucket. You won’t see her talking about climate change and standing on the edge of an eroding ocean embankment with her house hanging over the edge. You won’t see Sarah attending the funeral of a victim of the suicide epidemic in Alaska. Instead you’ll see her romping around our state pretending that she didn’t quit as our governor, that everyone loves her, and that everyone can afford to fly in floatplanes and go on incredible adventures every day.


Interviewer: Dude, you’re depressing. Don’t go all rogue on me! What is a honey-bucket anyways?


Author: Did you even read The Raven’s Gift?


Interviewer: Does it say what a honey-bucket is?


Author: Are you going to ask me anything about my book or my writing? I’m really trying here to bring to the world an Alaska that many haven’t encountered. My book is a love story and a survival story, a story of culture and crisis, but it’s also more than that I hope. I want others to care about what is happening in Alaska as much as I do.


Interviewer: Is Sarah in your book?


Author: No.


Interviewer: Well that’s just too bad. I guess we’re done then!

Official Website: http://www.donrearden.com

** The opinions expressed here are the views of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Crazy Bookworm**

Monday, November 15, 2010

Unknown Magic: A Daughter of Prophecy Novel by Evelyn M. Byrne

Paperback: 375 pages


Publisher: White Bird Publications

Published: June 15, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0982802403

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Discovering she is a Tuatha Dé Danann straight from Irish Mythology, turns Megan's life upside down. As if that was not enough, an arrogant, drop-dead gorgeous man tells her she is his mate. Seamus escaped his mysterious captors seventeen years earlier, taking a little girl with him and returning her to her home. Returning to the one location he considers his safe haven, he recognizes Megan as the young child he rescued. Only now, she is stunning enough to make him forget, almost, just how treacherous his life is. Megan soon realizes fighting her attraction for Seamus is a losing battle. But when the people hunting Seamus track them down, Megan and Seamus are faced with a much more immediate and deadly threat-a struggle for the lives of all the Tuatha Dé Danann. Can they overcome their pursuers and win?  (Summary from Amazon)


My Thoughts: I LOVED this book! It grabs you in from the very beginning and doesn't let you go. This compelling story is loaded with love, magic and suspense...Does it get any better? The plot is different from any other fantasy novel I've read so far, it offers a whole new twist to the genre and it will have you hooked. Unknown Magic has a large character cast but it's not overwhelming. I immediately fell in love with Megan, and her uncles. They had such a hilarious sense of humour that kept me laughing throughout the book. This book will take you on a wild ride right after you read the first sentence and doesn't end until you read the last. The suspense is great, not only with the action but with the love story between Megan and Seamus. This is one of those books that leave you begging for so much more, I am thrilled that Book 2 of the series 'Stolen Magic' comes out December 14!! I would strongly recommend this book for people to read even if your not a huge fan of the fantasy genre, this book may surprise you.


Coming December 14th, 2010!



During the rescue mission to save his niece Megan, Patrick discovers and brings to safety a petite black wolf. Despite his growing attachment to the wolf, Patrick soon realizes something is very off.

Drugged and tortured, for over a year, Brenna lacks the power to transform back into human form. She must now face the fact that she killed her own family. When she figures out Patrick is her mate, she knows she will likely to do the same to him. Unable to run or transform she tries to fight the inevitable.



When Megan examines Brenna, she discovers that Mallaidh is now using the black arts and has imbedded a malevolent presence in Brenna’s brain. Megan and Seamus rush to discover a way to break the spell and save Patrick from sure death. In the process, Mallaidh turns her evil magic toward them. Have Megan’s powers grown strong enough to thwart Mallaidh or are they all doomed?

*If you would like to purchase a copy of UNKNOWN MAGIC please consider supporting The Crazy Bookworm by purchasing through this link. Thank you!

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Broken Wings by Sandra Edwards

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In this opening book of the Soul Searchers Series, a con-artist who's been hired to locate a buried treasure finds more than she bargains for.


Rio Laraquette thought the legend was nothing more than an enchanted tale about star-crossed lovers who left behind a fortune. That is, until she figures out that she—in a past life—was the culprit who stole a shipment of gold and silver and buried it somewhere in the hills of northern Nevada.




While searching for the treasure, Rio's heart begins to ache for a man who's been dead more than one hundred years. They say time heals all wounds, but what if it doesn't...?



My Thoughts: Magical, whimsical, enchanting..Those are the words I would use to describe this book. It pulled me in from the very beginning. Sandra Edwards delivered a riveting cast that I absolutely fell in love with. The stories of Maggie and Tajan that were spread throughout the book were beautiful and had me reaching for a tissue...or two. The love that is expressed in this book radiates off the pages, and you too can feel it. It is rare that an author can explain and capture such feelings but Edwards nailed it. The character Rio is someone all women can relate to. She is a strong, independent woman and she screams confidence but behind all that she is just a girl that is still dreaming of her happy ever after. It's hard to put into words how wonderful this book really is, it is something that you'll have to experience for yourself. The story of Maggie and Tajan will forever stick with you.

The plot of Broken Wings is unique and refreshing and will have you flying through the pages. I cannot wait to get my hands on Book 2 of the Soul Searchers series. This is a must, Must, MUST read! You will be missing out big time if you don't pick this book up. Another winner from Sandra Edwards!

*If you would like to purchase a copy of BROKEN WINGS please consider supporting The Crazy Bookworm  by purchasing through this link. Thank you!

Kindle Edition

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Blog Hoppin'/ Follow Friday

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger hop is hosted by Jennifer over at Crazy for Books

Question of the Week: If you find a book that looks interesting but is part of a series, do you always start with the first title?


Yes! I always read a series in order. I won't review a series out of order either. If I am asked to review a book in a series, I will ask for the previous books in the series.



Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee over at Parajunkee's View

Question of the Week: What is your monthly book budget?
Mine book budget is about $50-$75 a month. Some months I spend less and others I spend more. It really depends, but I don't like to spend for than $75 a month.


**You know I love those comments, so keep em' coming! Be sure to leave your blog link too so I can follow back!**

Happy Hopping!



Laura Griffin Sampler

 New York Times Bestsellig Author Laura Griffin is preparing for the release of her 3rd book to The Tracers series November 30th.


Book 1 and Book 2 of The Tracer Series

You can read samples of Untraceable and Unspeakable HERE!
 
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