Monday, February 28, 2011

Rainy day=Giveaway!

Happy Monday Everyone!

It's a rainy day here in Canada but the sun has just started poking through, which has put in me in a instant happy boost! Anyhoo, I reached 500+ followers 2 weeks ago, I couldn't believe it! It thrills me that you guys actually want to read what I have to say about stuff! Thank you so much, and I adore all of my followers and readers. You. Guys. Rock!

So, in honour of that milestone and this rainy day, I have decided to do a giveaway. The prize? An ARC copy of Through Her Eyes by Jennifer Archer that comes out April 5, 2011 from HarperTeen.

Isn't that just a simple, stunning cover? Love it!

Giveaway Rules
*Must be 13 years of age or older to enter
*Contest ends March 11th, 2011
*One entry per person
* Fill out THIS FORM to enter

Good luck everyone! And thanks for being such awesome Crazy Bookworms!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Interview with a Blogger-Black Fingernailed Reviews

This week of Interview with a Blogger please welcome Khadija from Black Finger-nailed Reviews!

How long have you been blogging?

I've been blogging since June of 2010. I took a break from blogging for a few months though at the end of 2010 and have been back since December.

What inspired you to start a book blog?

I wanted to share my opinions and have an active role in helping to promote the authors I love. I wanted to talk to people who love to read and write and encourage people to share what they think. I started blogging because I love to read and write and just have a place where I can be myself.

Tell us 5 things about yourself

*I'm fifteen years old

*Black is my favorite color (even though some people say it's not really a color)

*I enjoy learning languages and hope to someday be fluent in up to 7 (including French, German, Japanese, and Korean)

*I am extremely bad at playing sports. Last time I attempted to play soccor I sustained a serious sports injury to my left arm. The sad part is that I fell backwards trying to kick the ball when I broke my arm...and the ball didn't even move an inch. *sigh*

*I haven't traveled much, but when I was 11 I lived in Morocco for about six months, and ever since then I've wanted to travel and see more of the world.

If you could invite any 5 people to dinner(dead or alive, fact or fiction) who would you invite?

This is going to be a crazy and possibly dangerous pairing...

The Mad Hatter


Jane Austen

Tim Burton

Scooby Doo

(I really want to add Batman...maybe he can just drop in uninvited? :))

Where is your favourite reading place?

I don't think I really have one. When I'm reading I try and find small alcoves, places that are quite and comfortable away from the rest of the world. My preferred reading space is in my closet (odd I know). I always keep my closet floor lined with pillows and blankets :)

Have you ever read a book that changed your opinion on something?

I think their are many books that are always shaping and evolving my opinions and making room for new ideas in my mind. I like to think I take something away from every book I read, even the ones I don't necessarily like. Some books I distantly remember changing my mind are: The Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keen because they changed my opinion about reading when I was young and showed me the doors reading can open in your imagination. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White (another book from my childhood) changed my opinion on happy endings, and ever since then I appreciate books that don't have happy endings more because their harder to write. After by Amy Efaw changed my opinion on the "dumpster baby" phenomenon (which was a hard sell). I could go on and on for infinite hours talking about how many books have changed me, my opinions, and my perspective on so many things.

If you could only keep 6 books from your bookshelf, which would you pick?

That's a really hard question to answer!!!! :(

The Vampire Lestat by Ann Rice

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Daughter of Xanadu by Dori Jones Yang

The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith

Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr

Other Words for Love by Lorainne Zago Rosenthal

Is there a specific book you could re-read over and over?

I find it compelling to read L.J. Smith's books over and over. They aren't particularly well-written or particularly amazing, but ever since the first time I read the Vampire Diaries I just keep going back and re-reading her books. I find sometimes her books just pop into my head and suddenly all I want to do is read them again. This is the case for a lot of books I've read as well like Bram Stoker's Dracula and The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux and especially Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein. The mark of a good story-teller is that their stories compel readers over and over again.

Do you have a favourite book character?

Damon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries by L.J Smith. I don't want to sound like one of those bubbly fan girls but in all the young adult books I've read (and I've read a lot) Damon has always stood out for me. His character is complex and secretively caring. He tries so hard to shut out his emotions and just not feel, because he's so full of regret and sadness and brokenness. Ian Somerhalder who plays Damon in the television series is very good at portraying the Damon I always imagined in the books. Elena brings out the best in him, in the books and the show. I was really saddened when I learned L.J. would no longer be writing the book series, and that the Damon-Elena connection that is so important to the stories and Damon's character could possibly be no more. As far as Damon in the show, I'll keep my fingers crossed that the creators of the show realize how important their relationship is. Oh I'm getting off track! Sorry! Damon is an example of the kind of male-character in a story I always go ga-ga over, he hides behind this mask of anger and hate and uncaringness because he's afraid of letting himself truly feel. I just love character that are so complex, and hard to desifer.

What super power would you like to have?

I think it would be cool to be able to control ice. I'm one of those odd-balls who can't stand the heat and if given a choice would want it to be winter all year round. So it'd be kind of cool to be able to always have winter with me.

Any advice or tips for new bloggers?

Always be yourself when blogging. Don't try to follow what everyone else is doing, the way to stand out and be unique (which is key in book blogging) is to just be you.

What are you reading now?

Right now I'm trying to finish reading some books I got out of the Library: Entice by Carrie Jones, Before I Die by Jenny Downham, Heist Society by Ally Carter. I just started reading Sean Griswold's Head by Lindsey Leavitt for a blog tour and it's really great so far. :)

Crazy Quiz

Favourite book hero?

I kind of follow the batman standard of hero's, I don't like the goodie-goodies (like Superman). So I think I'll go with Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games. It took me some time to warm up to her, but she is a unique character and a strong female heroine. We really need more Katniss Everdeen's and less Bella Swan's.

Favourite book Villain?

Another hard question. I love reading book villains, because in general villains are really complex characters. Probably Wade from Stork by Wendy Delsol. But my favorite villains are always changing, I have quite a few favorites :)

All-time favourite film?

Oh that's a hard one because other than books, movies are another one of my obsessions. Titanic, Interview with a Vampire, The Professional, The Lost Boys, are all favorites. I really can't choose just one, right now though a recently released movie I keep watching over and over is Black Swan; which is absolutely stunning!

Favourite TV show?

Again ouch! I don't think I can choose only one. I watch a lot of K-Dramas and Anime. My favorite American TV show is either Gray's Anatomy or House. Ugly Betty, Charmed, Angel, Xena Warrior Princess are all among no longer airing TV shows that still remain favorites of mine.

If you could become an animal, what would you chose to be?

A cat. A white tiger. Cats are intelligent and agile, and sneaky, and I absolutely love them. So either a cat or maybe a white snow owl, It would be pretty cool to be able to rotate my head all the way around. :P

Thank you so much! It was a pleasure interviewing you!

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Weekly Wrap up and my book

Well another weekend is gone and a new week begins. I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was spent relaxing, reading and watching movies. Just what I needed! Here is The Crazy Bookworm weekly wrap up, and some news on my very own book 'From Here to Georgia'.

Autumn: The City by David Moody
Saving Zoe by Alyson Noel

Emily and Einstein Book E-Vent
Interview with a Blogger-The Book Scoop

Waiting on Wednesday
In my Mailbox

As some of my readers already know, I have written my own YA book titled 'From Here to Georgia'. I just recently completed it which was extremely exciting, but now I am in the process of going through it with a fine tooth comb and making the necessary changes. I posted 12 chapters of it on INKPOP. If you feel like checking it out and giving it a read, click HERE. Feel free to leave comments or feedback on this post or on my inkpop page. All comments and feedback are welcome!

Have a great week everyone, and of course Happy Reading!

In My Mailbox

Hey Everyone, hope your all having a wonderful weekend!

This week was a small book week for me, I didn't buy any but received 2 for review.

Every ghost has a story to tell

The last place Tansy Piper wants to be is stuck in Cedar Canyon, Texas, in the middle of nowhere, with a bunch of small-town kids. But when her mother decides to move to the desolate West Texas town, Tansy has no choice but to go along. Once there, Tansy is immediately drawn to the turret of their rickety old house, a place she soon learns has a disturbing history. But its the strange artifacts she finds in the cellar--a pocket watch, a journal of poetry, and a tiny crystal--that have the most chilling impact on her.

Tansy soon finds that through the lens of her camera, she can become part of a surreal black-and-white world where her life is intertwined with that of mysterious, troubled Henry, who lived in the same house and died decades earlier. It seems their lives are linked by fate and the artifacts she found, but as Tansy begins spending more and more time in the past, her present world starts to fade away. Tansy must untangle herself from Henry's dangerous reality-- before she loses touch with her own life forever.

Stephanie Stewart didn't ask for her gift of guiding the deceased to the other side but she's stuck with it. Why can't dead people just follow that bright light and leave her alone? When Mr. Undead wants to use her special talent for his own evil purposes, her little gift becomes a major liability.

What's in your mailbox?

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Saving Zoe by Alyson Noel

Young Adult: 240 Pages
Published: February 15, 2011
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Source: Review copy from publisher

Buy the book: Amazon

My Rating

Meet fifteen-year-old Echo, a typical teen trying to survive high school without being totally traumatized by boy trouble, friend drama, and school issues.  As if she didn't have enough on her plate, Echo is also still dealing with the murder of her sister Zoë.  Although it's been over a year, Echo is still reeling from tragedy that changed everything.  Beautiful and full of life, Zoë was the glue that held her family together, and although the two sisters were as different as night and day, they still had a bond that Echo can't let go of.  When Zoë's old boyfriend Marc shows up one day with Zoë's diary, Echo doesn't think there's anything in there she doesn't already know.  But as she gives in to curiosity and starts reading, she learns that her sister led a secret life that no one could have guessed--not even Echo.

"Zoe was just one of those people who the clouds always cleared for, the sun always shined on, and the stars came out for. She's the reason they invented spotlights" - Echo

Saving Zoe was just a great, can't-put-down kind of read. Although the main subject of the book is heart-wrenching, Alyson Noel also brought on a whole lotta laughs. There were so many laugh out loud moments, and hilarious one liners. Echo's witty humour was addicting, making it nearly impossible to stop reading. I immediately bonded with her, and fell in love with her character. Echo, along with the rest of the character cast are very likable and relatable making that reason enough to keep reading.

With the heart-breaking storyline and funny moments all mixed into one book, it does take you on an emotional roller coaster. All kinds of feelings rise to the surface, and make you think throughout the book. The book introduces the danger of Internet predators and partying with strangers. The book also brings attention to what you take for granted. For most of us with siblings, it is very easy to get caught up in the annoyances and clashing, but what if they were suddenly taken away from you? All those annoyances would probably seem really little and maybe even a bit silly. It makes you have a new appreciation for the people and things you have in your life. 

Alyson Noel knew exactly how to get into the heart and mind of a 15 year old and a 17 year old when writing as Zoe. It was just as if Echo was right beside me, sharing her sisters diary in confidence with me. It was a very powerful reading experience. The writing style was light and breezy and flowed perfectly throughout the entire novel. The book has a very important and powerful message that shouldn't be missed. A must, Must, MUST read!

What I loved: The important message it gives, and the feeling it left me with after I read it. Amazing characters and storyline. The book is heavy, but not overwhelming.
What I disliked: The length. I did not want this book to end.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Grab your pooch and let's chat!

BookTrib is hosting an E-vent in honour of Linda Francis Lee's hilarious and original novel 'Emily and Einstein'. Check out the invite below for details and here for more info.

When: March 15 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT.

Participating in this e-vent will qualify you to be in the running for one of 15 exclusive Doggie Bags filled with treats for you and your pup sponsored by BookTrib, Earth Animal, The New York Dog Shop and The Canine Country Club!


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Hoppin'/Follow Friday

Book Blogger Hop

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

Question of the Week: "Do you ever wish you would have named your blog something different?"

My blog has already had 2 differen't names. The name I have now, I love it! When I first started my blog it was 'Cathy's Corner'. Then I changed it to 'The Blah-Blah-Blog' and then I finally changed it to 'The Crazy Bookworm' which fits me perfectly!

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee over at Parajunkee's View
Question of the Week: Share your current fav television show! Tell us a bit about it...

I have a lot of faves. But if I have to chose just one to share about, then I'll pick....Being Human. Amazing show. A ghost, a werewolf and a vampire. Can it get any better?!? Here is a little taste:

Have a great weekend everyone! Be sure to leave your blog links so I can hop back!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking The Spine

The survivors from AUTUMN: THE CITY are imprisoned in an underground base, trapped between the door to the outside world and the sealed entrance to the airtight cocoon where hundreds of soldiers sit and wait.

The crowd of bodies on the surface continues to grow in size, drawn there by the heat, light and noise occasionally produced by the people buried underground beneath their rotting feet. The sheer mass of shuffling figures and decaying flesh above them begins to cause problems for the military with vents and exhaust shafts becoming blocked and useless. Soldiers are sent above ground to begin clearing the bodies away.

Encouraged by a relatively successful first strike which is met with little resistance from the corpses, the officers order their troops to the surface again, this time to destroy them all.

Trapped in the middle of a long and bloody battle between the military and the dead, the survivors' safety is compromised and they are forced to flee the base.

Exposed and vulnerable once again, the group run for their lives without aim or direction.

All hope is gone, but in the rotting shadows of the past they find the key to what remains of their future...

Release: August, 2011

This is book three in the Autumn Series. Book one and two are...incredible! I"ve fallen in love with this series and CANNOT wait to get my hands on this one.

My review for Autumn HERE
My Review for Autumn: The City HERE

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Autumn: The City by David Moody

Paperback: 320 Pages

Published: February 1st, 2011

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Source: Review copy from author

Buy the Book: Amazon

Autumn Series website: Last of the Living

My Rating

From the author of the Hater trilogy... A new series of zombies and the apocalypse... In less than twenty-four hours a vicious and virulent disease will destroy virtually the entire population of the Earth. And that's before things get really bad... The first AUTUMN novel focused on those who escaped from the city; this sequel tells us the story of those who didn't.

" You're all I've got left. Your the only thing I can rely on. My family and friends are gone. I don't have a home and I don't own anything other than what's in this van. You're the only thing I seem to be able to hold onto and I don't want to do anything to risk losing you"

In a matter of just a few minutes on a normal, autumn day, 99% of the population drops dead. Leaving only a few survivors behind. The cause is still unknown and that makes the scenario so much more frightening. 2 days later, as if things couldn't get any worse, the dead begin to rise. At first they are useless. Tripping over their own feet, and walking into walls, but they soon begin to regain their basic abilities and eventually only want one thing...You.

Autumn: The City is the second book in the four part saga. After reading the first book, Autumn, I was immediately hooked. David Moody has an incredible writing style and knows how to bring the horror and the suspense in full force. He also introduces fascinating characters that you will be rooting for throughout the whole book. As a big fan of Michael and Emma from Autumn I was pleased that they made a return in this book and was curious to see if and how they would mesh with the other survivor's. It is hard to review this book without giving away spoilers. Short and sweet...This book is awesome!

I love Zombie books, stories and movies, but David Moody brings it all on a completely different level. He knows how to deliver a haunting scenario and knows how to get the goosebumps to rise. There is a perfect balance between the very well told story, and the captivating characters. Like the first book, the intensity and suspense is almost unbearable. You'll be flying though the pages. I can't wait to get my hands on book 3 and to see how the story unfolds. David Moody has made it onto my favourite author's list and the Autumn Series is definitely on my favourite books list!

The Autumn series should not be missed! You don't even need to be a big fan of Zombies, if you enjoy a great, suspenseful story and likable characters, then pick up this series!

What I loved: The cover. The writing style. And pretty much, everything else.
What I disliked: That it ended, and I now have to wait for the next book :-)

My review for Autumn
My interview with David Moody

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Interview with a Blogger-The Book Scoop

This week please welcome Rowena from The Book Scoop!

CB: How long have you been blogging?

The Book Scoop is my first foray into the world of Young Adult book blogging. That blog has only been open for about nine months now. I have been blogging for many years though. I started with my friend team book blogging adventure, Sanctuary’s Finest ( back in 2005 and branched out from there and started Book Binge ( with my friends Holly and Isabel then Casee later joined us and we’ve been blogging together ever since. So officially, I’ve been book blogging for about 6 years now.

CB: What inspired you to start a book blog?

Book blogging came together for me as a way to keep up with what my friends were reading. We used to flood each other’s inboxes with emails about books and all sorts of other stuff but decided to start up a blog once my friend Isabel brought it to our attention. We first started Sanctuary’s Finest as a way to keep up with each other’s books and discuss our favorite bookish themes and then opened up Book Binge. We’ve been book blogging ever since.

CB: Tell us 5 things about yourself.

 Hmm, this should be interesting.

-I’m #8 of 9 children.
-I’m a die hard Laker fan.
-I’m Team Damon on Vampire Diaries (the show).
-I watch Victorious with my daughter.
-I used to want to marry Justin Timberlake back in the day.

CB: If you could have dinner with any book character in history, who would it be and why?

Peeta. I’d want to bake cakes with him after we eat dinner and I’d like to pick his brain about just how it felt being in the Hunger Games and then I’d probably try to steal him away from Katniss. =P

CB: Finish this sentence "I can't live without..."

 This one is easy, books.

CB: Who is your favourite book hero and book villian?

It’s hard to pick just one favorite book hero because depending on the day and the way the wind is blowing, it’s always different. Right at this moment, my favorite hero is Wes Baker from Sarah Dessen’s The Truth about Forever and my favorite book villain was Sabine from the Soul Screamers series and even though she’s not this evil villain, she’s a villain to me because she’s trying her darndest to break up Nash and Kaylee and even though I should hate her…I don’t. But I’m always annoyed with her.

CB: Where is your favourite reading place?

 My favorite reading place would be on my bed. It’s so comfortable to lay on my side and read whatever book that I’m reading and my bed is super comfy, I love that place.

CB: What is one book you would like to see come to the big screen?

 If I Stay by Gayle Foreman and 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher. Both books were so good and I’d love to see it come to life on the big screen.

CB: What is one guilty pleasure that you have?

 One guilty pleasure? I have many but one of them is my addiction to Jersey Shore. I can’t help it, I have to tune into all of the drama every week because they’re a guilty pleasure of mine.

CB: Any tips or words of advice for new book bloggers?

Make sure you’re blogging for the right reasons and keep at it. Blogging is a lot of work but it’s a lot of fun work so if you’ve got something to say than start that blog and don’t hesitate to ask for help. There is a wonderful community of book bloggers that would love to help new bloggers out so don’t be afraid to approach them. Also, blog about things that make you happy and things you’re excited about. If you’re excited about your blog then others will be excited too. =)

CB: What are you reading now?

 I just finished reading Other Words for Love by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal and now I’m reading The Crepe Makers Bond by Julie Crabtree.

Crazy Quiz

Favourite childhood book?

My favorite series was The Babysitter’s Club. Too many favorites to choose from though.

Favourite all time movie?

Ahhh, I don’t know. Love, Actually?

Witches or Wizards?


Twilight or Harry Potter?

 Twilight, only because I’ve never read the HP books.

One super power you would like to have?

 I’d love to be able to teleport. How cool would that be?

Thank you so much, Rowena. It was a pleasure interviewing you!

Be sure to head on over to The Book Scoop and say hello!

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In My Mailbox...My first Vlog!

Hey fellow bookworms!

I hope all you guys had a good weekend. My was good, but the wind was INSANE!

Welcome to In My Mailbox which is hosted by The Story Siren. It's my first vlog post! I was a little nervous but had fun doing it, and I think I'll do them more often when I have a good batch of books.

Books Mentioned

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

For Review:
Epic Fail by Claire Lazebnik
Dark Mirror by M.J Putney
Miles from Ordinary by Carol Lynch Williams
Clairty by Kim Harrington
Strings Attached by Judy Blundell
Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach

What's in your mailbox?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Hoppin' Time!

Wow, I don't know if was just me, but this week drraaggeed on! TGIF! I hope it went by quicker for you guys, and that you all had a wonderful week. :-)

Book Blogger Hop

"What book(s) would you like to see turned into a movie?"

Oh wow! I have a whole list lol. I'll just name a few: Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly, House Rules by Jodi Picoult, Finding Jack by Gareth Crocker, The Autumn Series by David Moody, A Blue so Dark by Holly Schindler, Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys(Releases March 22) Go Ask Alice by Anonymous...I'm going to stop there ;)

Question of the Week: If you are a fan of Science Fiction what is your favorite book? If you haven't read Science Fiction before...any inkling to? Anything catch your eye?
I haven't read much science fiction but I do hear that 'Across The Universe' by Beth Revis is somewhat science fiction and so I'm looking forward to reading that to see how I like it :)

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What's happening on The Crazy Bookworm this weekend? In My Mailbox, Interview with a Blogger.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Haven by Kristi Cook

Release Date: Feb 22nd, 2011

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Source: Review copy from publisher

Buy the book: Amazon

My Rating

One month into her junior year, sixteen-year-old Violet McKenna transfers to the Winterhaven School in New York’s Hudson Valley, inexplicably drawn to the boarding school with high hopes. Leaving Atlanta behind, she’s looking forward to a fresh start--a new school, and new classmates who will not know her deepest, darkest secret, the one she’s tried to hide all her life: strange, foreboding visions of the future.

But Winterhaven has secrets of its own, secrets that run far deeper than Violet’s. Everyone there--every student, every teacher--has psychic abilities, 'gifts and talents,' they like to call them. Once the initial shock of discovery wears off, Violet realizes that the school is a safe haven for people like her. Soon, Violet has a new circle of friends, a new life, and maybe even a boyfriend--Aidan Gray, perhaps the smartest, hottest guy at Winterhaven.

Only there’s more to Aidan than meets the eye--much, much more. And once she learns the horrible truth, there’s no turning back from her destiny. Their destiny. Together, Violet and Aidan must face a common enemy--if only they can do so without destroying each other first.

Haven was a book that I was much anticipating. Once I received it, I cracked it open and devoured it! The book packs a lot of punch but it is not overwhelming at all, it is actually very well balanced. There is a lot of story to tell in this book. Violet's story, Winterhaven's story, Aidan's story. And all the background information between the students and teachers of Winterhaven.  There was a great balance between the main story and the back stories. I've read a few books in the past that tried to pack a lot into the book but it just ended up messy and confusing, Kristi Cook pulled it off very well!

Haven is very magical. It wisps you away from the hustle and bustle of ordinary life and transports you into this whimsical place. Not all of it is lollipops and rainbows though, there is a great deal of suspense. Violet finds herself running into a few obstacles herself. Although the first 100 pages or so focus's mostly on character development, it never slacks. The author did a great job at keeping my attention, once you reach the climatic scenes you'll be zooming through the pages. Be sure to have a good gap of time free when picking up this book, because you'll find it very difficult to put it down.

The character cast is phenomenal. I instantly bonded with Violet and Ce-Ce. Violet was just like any average teenager but I found her mature beyond her years. There were times when she would whine or sulk(but what teenager doesn't do that). She is a very lovable character. Although Ce-Ce was a secondary character, she reminded me a lot of my close friends. She had a small circle of friends but she was loyal to each one of them. She is a very caring and considerate character.

In Haven there is something for everyone: Suspense, light humour, action and romance, all wrapped up in a wicked paranormal package. 2011 has kicked off with some fantastic books, and Haven is one of them! A fantastic debut novel for Kristen Cook.

What I loved: The beautiful flow of the storyline. The wonderful characters, and the fact that it was my little "getaway" from my busy days. I look forward to reading it.

What I disliked: The cover is stunning, but I am a little confused about the butterfly. I'm not sure what it signified.

Waiting on Wednesday-Bad Taste in Boys

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking The Spine

Kate Grable is horrified to find out that the football coach has given the team steroids. Worse yet, the steriods are having an unexpected effect, turning hot gridiron hunks into mindless flesh-eating zombies. No one is safe--not her cute crush Aaron, not her dorky brother, Jonah . . . not even Kate!

She's got to find an antidote--before her entire high school ends up eating each other. So Kate, her best girlfriend, Rocky, and Aaron stage a frantic battle to save their town . . . and stay hormonally human
Release Date: July 12th, 2011- Delecorte Press

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Kismet's Kiss by Cate Rowen-Mini Review

Kindle Edition

Genre: Fantasy

Source: Review copy

Buy the book: Amazon
My Rating

In the desert realm of Kad, a deadly epidemic strikes the palace of Sultan Kuramos. Only a magical healer from an enemy land has the skill to save his royal household, but Kuramos never imagined the healer would be a woman.

Healer Varene finds her own surprises in Kad. She expects the sultan's arrogance, but not his courage or his selfless care of the ill--or the possibility that the epidemic is the curse of a vengeful goddess.

Kuramos's culture condemns Varene's mystical talents. Her presence triggers an insurrection, yet as he and the healer toil for a cure, he loses his heart to her. She falls for him as well, but how can she relinquish her homeland and her principles--especially when he already has a harem and his family may be cursed?

Kismet's Kiss will definitely satisfy your reading appetite! If you looking for an exotic story with incredible depth and riveting characters, then this is your book.

What I Loved:  The intensity! This book is electrifying. It keeps you on the edge of your seat for the entire ride. No character lacks personality. Each is just as interesting as the next.

The entire book is magical. The balance between the storyline and the characters is flawless. I can't forget to mention the setting, the entire book is very visual!

Final Thought: The world of Kismet comes to life the very minute you start reading, and will stay with you long after your done. This will appeal to all fantasy lovers and will hook people who are new to the genre!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Interview with a Blogger-Not Another Romance Blog

This week The Crazy Bookworm welcomes Not Another Romance Blog!

CB: How long have you started blogging?

I wrote my first post on April 14th, 2010. So I've been at it for about 9-10 months.

CB: What inspired you to start a book blog?

Believe it or not, it took me a while to become...'bookish'. I tried to avoid books and reading at all costs-I was your typical teenager. As a child, though, I loved reading Arthur books (by Marc Brown) and classic fairy tales like the princess and the pea ; but then I hit puberty and books were like my kryptonite. Eventually, I was forced to read a book for school that I really enjoyed (Snitch by Allison Van Diepen) and that lead to three more and that lead to 3 million more! lol. I would use Barnes& to do book research and find titles I might like and one day they invited me to write a review on a book I'd recently purchased. I started writing reviews on all the books I read on B&N and naturally progressed to wanting to start my own site. A blog was the best platform to achieve this with and I am so happy I did! (You can read more about my first romance here.)

CB: Describe yourself in 3 words

A. Good. Time.

CB: If you had to choose 5 books to keep from all the books on your bookshelf, which 5 would you choose?

Only 5!!! lol. Well, there are very few books I ever find myself re-reading, and most of my favorites are by one author, but here you go:

'It Happened One Autumn' by Lisa Kleypas

'Blue-Eyed Devil' by Lisa Kleypas

'Slightly Married' by Mary Balogh

'Till Dawn With The Devil' by Alexandra Hawkins

'Romancing Mister Bridgerton' by Julia Quinn

CB: Finish this sentence "I can't live without..."

I can't live without food, books, music, and sex. (In various combinations or all at once-figure that last scenario out on your own)

CB: What book character would you chose to bring to life and why?

Jack Travis from 'Smooth-Talking Stranger' by Lisa Kleypas. I think he is the ultimate man. He's all alpha all the way, super macho, has a delicious southern accent, and (in my head) is just the dreamiest man alive. But on the flip side, when he's with the one he loves (in the book, it's Ella Varner, in my head, it's me) he loves without the breaks on. He's done his creeping in his early 20's and now he's ready to settle down. He's completely contented to spend most of his time with the love of his life and he's always considerate, compassionate, and has no problem getting it up ;) . He's a bit clingy, but not in the traditional way. He loves hard. Who DOESN'T want to be some macho man's sweet spot; the one he'll always melt for? That's my dream man! Bring him to life and you'll have to pry my cold-dead hands off of him.

CB: What book could you re-read over and over again?

'Blue-Eyed Devil' by Lisa Kleypas

CB: What is your favourite reading spot?

It's pretty crowded in my house at the moment, but my sanctuary is my room. I can read just about anywhere; on the bus, in class, in the car, at work, but I read most comfortably in my 'book cave'. It's a small little cubicle of a room with books in stacks here and there, but I love curling up on my bed with a mountain of pillows behind my back and getting lost in a good read!

CB: What other hobbies do you enjoy beside reading and blogging?

I love sports, so watching or playing is my favorite thing to do. I am a huge baseball fan (Yankees of course- not one of those fake fans, I've been with them through it all) and use to play a little softball, so I am at my happiest when spring rolls around and the boys head down to Tampa for spring training/ and I can get some practice swings in at the batting cages. I also love to cook (although I haven't flexed my culinary skills that much lately), and watching a good movie (the classic Black and Whites that come on TCM) is one of my favorite things to do when I need a break from reading and blogging.

CB: If you had to live your life as an animal, what would you be?

A Cat. No doubt about it. I meow at people when I am bored, I (sometimes) scratch my friends on their arms to get their attention or if they start irritating me, I love ice cream and hate mice. I am either jumping off the walls with loads of energy or very quiet and reserved and waiting to strike at the first person who crosses me wrong. They were a sacred animal in Egypt, I wouldn't mind being catered to and adored ;)

CB: Have you ever read a book that changed your opinion about something?

Not Really. There have been a few book that have given me a new perspective on an issue I already believed in. A book that made me want to answer the call for action. 'Crossing Oceans' by Gina Holmes is a real heart-wrenching book about a mother's love and making the hard sacrifices and it made me realize how fragile life is. It made me want to work on being a better person today in case there's no tomorrow. Also, '10 reasons why' by Jay Asher hits close to home because I was in high school when I first read it and had several friends who would talk to me about how much they hated their life and the now all too common thoughts of suicide young people deal with. I finished that book and made more effort to reach out to people who were quiet, who might just need a friend to sit with at lunch, ect. It was a really jarring read.

CB: Do you have any tips or advice for new book bloggers?

Plan. Plan. and then Plan some more. Blogging is such a cool hobby, so you don't have to take it so seriously; but if you're like me and want to not only have fun but do a service for fellow book lovers- put in the effort. Create goals like: at least 1 new post a week, or 4 reviews written in two weeks, and then strive to make your blog as professional as possible. Many choose to put the money into hiring a designer or buying a domain, but you don't have to do that. Spend some time tinkering on Photoshop so you can be your own designer. Have a game plan and try to be unique and different from everything that's already out. There's a blog born every minuet, be better. Be professional and courteous with all your guests and the people you meet/talk with because you can form some really advantageous relationships/business connections that can aide you in the real world and find some wonderful new friends in the process. And finally: Have fun! When it stops being fun, it's ruins everything for you. Don't take on more than you can chew but have a ball at the buffet ;)

CB: What are you reading now?

FINALLY: 'Yours Until Dawn' by Teresa Medeiros

Crazy Quiz

Name 1 Guilty pleasure

Strawberry Coolatta from Dunkin Donuts!

Morning or Night

Night. (I am such a nocturnal person. I don't really get started with my day until 6pm!)

Time Travel: Future or Past?

If I have to interact and live in the period, I'd say: Future. If I could be a bystander, like a ghost or something, and just visit for a while to see how things really are,: Past (1800's in England- Regency, Victorian, Edwardian eras!)

E-Readers or The Real Deal?

The Real Deal. I enjoy the ebooks I get to read and it is very convenient, but I will always be old school and opt for a paperback or hardcover. I am sentimentalist !

Favourite Childhood book

'Arthur's Computer Disaster' by Marc Brown

Thank you so much Rita. It is a pleasure having you at The Crazy Bookworm!

Thanks for having me! Happy Readings to you and all the other Crazy Bookworms out there!

Be sure to head on over to Rita's blog 'Not Another Romance Blog' and say hello!

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Weekly Wrap Up

In case you missed anything, here is what happened at The Crazy Bookworm this week(Feb 7-13)

Interview with a Blogger-Small Reviews
Author Spotlight with Susan Wilson
Review-Dante's Journey by J.C Marino
Review- Autumn by David Moody
The Crazy Bookworm  reaches 500+ Followers
In My Mailbox

Waiting on Wednesday

*I hope there is going to be an 'Interview with a Blogger' this week!*fingers crossed*. Hotmail is not letting me access most of my e-mails that are in folders. I am in the process of working it out. There is a post scheduled to go up, I am hoping that it does!*

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren

I didn't buy any books this week because I am supposed to be on a book ban...but after seeing all the fantastic deals at The Book Despository, that ban will be broken this week. *hides face in shame*

For Review
(Links go to Goodreads)

That's it for me! What's in your mailbox?

Saturday, February 12, 2011

500+ Followers! You guys rock!

Wow! I can't believe The Crazy Bookworm has reached 500+ followers! I remember how I felt when my blog received it's very first follower, and I still get that same feeling everytime. You guys are awesome, and it means so much that you guys care about what The Crazy Bookworm blabs about. I appreciate all of you so much!

There will be a giveaway soon to celebrate this, so stay tuned!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Autumn by David Moody

Paperback: 320 Pages

Published: October 26, 2010

Publisher: St. Martins Griffin

Source: Review Copy

Buy the Book: Amazon

My Rating

In less than twenty-four hours a vicious and virulent disease destroys virtually all of the population. Billions are killed. Thousands die every second. There are no symptoms and no warnings. Within moments of infection each victim suffers a violent and agonizing death. Only a handful of survivors remain. By the end of the first day those survivors wish they were dead. Then the disease strikes again, and all hell breaks loose... The classic free underground novel finally bursts into the mainstream. Cold, dark, relentless and uncomfortably plausible. A Night of the Living Dead for the 21st Century. "the perfect zombie story" "nothing written in the genre has grabbed me in the same way as AUTUMN" "an equal to Romero's Night of the Living Dead"

"Surviving is one thing, but you've got to have a reason to do it. There's no point in living if you don't have anything worth living for"

When I first read the premise for Autumn, I couldn't wait to read it. If there is one thing I love more than vampires and werewolves it's ZOMBIES! You can't help but let this book get into your head and under your skin. The very thought of something like this happening to you in real life is terrifying enough on it's own. The nagging question keeps running through your head "What would I do?"

David Moody knew how to deliver a solid, frightening story! His setting descriptions alone were enough to give me the chills. He had a perfect way for describing how dark, cold and spooky the surroundings were and how horrible the decaying zombies looked and acted(although never once does he use the 'Z' word). As the storyline progressed, so did the intensity and the suspense. It is nearly impossible to read just a few chapters at a time. If "life" didn't interrupt my reading, I could have easily finished this book in one sitting.

The character cast is strong, each having their own stern opinion on survival. It is easy to find a bond with at least one character and relate to them. I instantly bonded with Emma. She was remaining tough on the surface, but was frequently second guessing things in her mind. Which is easy to understand because in a situation like that, how do you really know what your doing is the right thing. She was strong-willed but was willing to show her scared, vulnerable side as well.

I absolutely loved this book. It is a great read even for people that aren't familiar with this genre. It hooks you from the very beginning and will leave you wanting more after your turn the last page. Thankfully, we will get more because the sequel to Autumn, Autumn: The City was released Feb 1, 2011. I can't wait to see what else is in store for the survivors and The City.

What I loved: The intensity of it. The awesome cover. The overall story
What I disliked: Nothing. Honestly, what's not to love about this book?!

To see my interview with the author, click HERE

Do you think you could survive a zombie apocalypse? Use hashtag #ZombieApocalypse on Twitter and tell me what you would do to survive! No Twitter? Comment your survival tactics!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Blog Hop/Follow Friday

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blog Hop is hosted by Crazy For Books

Question of the Week: "Tell us about one of your posts from this week and give us a link so we can read it (review or otherwise)!"

I had the chance to interview Susan Wilson. Author of upcoming book ONE GOOD DOG.

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

Question of the Week: What is your favorite romance hero-type? Stereotype wise. Do you like the strong silent type or the brute macho man?

That's easy...Strong Silent type. Although I don't mind seeing a little aggression from time to time either :-)

Happy hoppin' friends! I love comments, so keep em' coming! Be sure to leave your blog link so I can check out your blog, too.

What to look forward to on The Crazy Bookworm this weekend? My review for Autumn by David Moody and Interview with a Blogger!

Dante's Journey by JC Marino-Mini Review

Paperback: 368 Pages

Published: February 22nd 2010

Publisher: Star Publish

Source: Review Copy

Buy the Book: Amazon

My Rating

A flash of light and Detective Joe Dante steps through. No longer on the cobblestone streets of 1961 Boston, Joe finds himself in a horrifying new world-Hell itself.
Joe was in hot pursuit of his family's killer, drug lord Filippo Argenti, when both were killed, and isn't about to let a little thing like death slow him down.

So, with a healthy dose of New England stubbornness and the help of a mysterious guide, Virgil DiMini, Joe must evade angry demons, and search ever-lower through the rings of the original Dante's Inferno in hopes of finding justice for his wife and children.

However, Joe will soon discover that behind every sin lies a secret and each secret revealed could land Joe in an eternity of hot water... VERY hot.

"In every journey comes a moment... one like no other. And in that moment, you must decide between who you are... and who you want to be."

Dante's Journey is a retelling of The Divine Comedy. It doesn't take long to get sucked into this book and be completely enthralled by the story. Dante's Journey is a visually haunting page-turner! Although the setting and the journey through hell is quite scary-it's easy to understand Joe's motive. He will go to any lengths to get justice for his family.

I have never read the original story(Divine Comedy) so I can't compare, but this book definitely peeked my interest for it. Like I said earlier, the book is very visual, the author does a great job of describing the horrors surrounding Joe. It is almost like a graphic novel coming to life in your head. A lot of times in books it is either the storyline or the characters that keep you reading, but Dante's Journey was such a perfect balance of both. The characters and the storyline were both equally fascinating. The authors writing style was very smooth and flowed well throughout the book.

Packed with action, suspense and heart. Dante's Journey is a journey that you shouldn't miss.

What I loved: The smooth writing and the balance between the characters and the storyline.

What I disliked:...Can't think of anything :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday-Wake Unto Me

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

A haunted castle, a handsome young man dead for four hundred years, one heck of a scary portrait of a witch, and a treasure hunt -- not to mention a princess for a roommate! -- all await 15 year old American girl Caitlyn Monahan when she earns a scholarship to a French boarding school.
There are secrets behind the stone walls of Chateau de la Fortune, buried for centuries along with the mystery of who killed Raphael, the charming ghost who visits Caitlyn at night. But as Caitlyn unearths the history of the castle, nothing scares her as badly as the secret she learns about herself, and the reason she was chosen to come to the Fortune School.

And nothing breaks her heart as badly as falling in love with a dead guy.

Release Date: March 31st-Speak

Doesn't this just sound awesome?!?! I can't wait to read this one. Lisa Cach will be stopping by The Crazy Bookworm for an interview. Stay tuned for that!

What books are you waiting on?

Monday, February 7, 2011

Author Spotlight-Susan Wilson

The Crazy Bookworm is thrilled to welcome Susan Wilson, author of ONE GOOD DOG

First off, why don't you tell us a little about yourself

I’ve been writing now for about twenty years, although I was ‘practicing’ long before that. My first book, BEAUTY, was published way back in the last decade of the 20th century. ONE GOOD DOG is my sixth published novel. I live on Martha’s Vineyard with my husband, a high school English teacher and we have two grown daughters and one granddaughter with another grandchild on the way.

Describe yourself in 3 words

Wicked good speller.

What is a day in the life of Susan Wilson like?

I wish I could be one of those writers who spend eight hours a day at the computer, but alas, I have many obligations in a day so my days are very scheduled. An hour of reading, which I believe is part of the job of a writer, two hours of writing; then, dog walking, and off to my day job as development coordinator at our local history museum. After work, barn chores, which doubles as my exercise routine. Weekends are nearly as full, but with more time for enjoying family and being on this lovely island.

What inspired you to write One Good Dog?

I have always appreciated a good redemption story, which is essentially what OGD is all about. How far down can a man go and still rise to regain his humanity? The idea for the dog came about from a conversation I had with my agent who casually remarked about the popularity of dog stories. As a dog lover, this seemed like a natural, but I was as surprised as anyone that Chance was a pit bull.

Did you come across any challenges when writing One Good Dog?

The challenge was to make a man who was at the outset pretty reprehensible, likeable. Maybe not exactly likeable, but someone the reader would eventually want to get behind and see succeed.

The other challenge, although a lesser one, was making Chance as a narrator, believable.

Describe the feeling you had when you found out One Good Dog was going to be published

Grateful. It had been seven years since the last book hit the shelves. St. Martin’s Press not only kick-started a career I was about to abandon, but then fulfilled my wildest dreams in being so enthusiastic about my writing.

Do you have any pets yourself?

I live for my animals. Actually, I work for my animals. The household animals include a dog, a mixed breed terrier who expects a dog park walk every day regardless of weather, schedule, or important life-changing events, and gets it. We also have a cat who mostly inhabits our bedroom, plus a betta fish. Outside, I have the care of an elderly horse (if your daughter gets a horse, remember, you have it forever, long after said child moves out) and, most recently, my very own pony who is the best thing I’ve done for myself in a long time. Should I count the barn cats and the lone guinea hen as my charges even though, technically, they don’t belong to me?

If you could invite any 5 people to dinner, dead or alive. Who would you invite?

Will Shakespeare, probably as guest of honor. Barack Obama and Michelle. The late Peter Jennings. John Stewart. I think that the assembled wit and intellect would be amazing.

Do you have any 'Must haves" while writing(i.e a certain food, music?)

Coffee. I stopped listening to music while I write because I found that the emotional content of the story didn’t necessarily come from the actual words on the page, but from the music I was hearing. In other words, the outside stimuli lent a false sense of drama. Try listening to Lorena McKennett while doing some mundane task, suddenly it will be embued with magic.

Do you have a favourite writing place?

I have a writing shed, but since the kids moved into adulthood, I no longer have to use it to find privacy. So now I write primarily at my kitchen counter with a view to the bird feeder (should I mention that I’m responsible for feeding those birds too?). In the old days, before laptops, I was pretty restricted as to where I could write, but the advent of the laptop has given me mobility.

Are you working on anything now? If so, can you share a little about it?

Glad you asked. My next novel, anticipated release early winter 2012, is The Dog Who Danced. This is a story of Justine Meade who has lost her dog, and Alice and Ed Parmalee who find him. But, really, it’s a story of the forms that loss takes, and the power of the truth to find its way into our hearts.

Crazy Quiz

Favourite book as a child?

Lad: A Dog, by Albert Payson Terhune. I read all of his collie books with passion and became a devoted collie fancier owning three in my life.

Favourite movie of all time?

Shakespeare in Love. Absolutely the cleverest presentation of Shakespeare.

One guilty pleasure you have:

Only one? I’d have to say the Sunday nap. After a heavily scheduled week, grabbing twenty minutes-worth of zzz’s is terrific.

If you could travel back into time, where would you go?

Interesting question. I suppose that it would be cool to go back to a certain moment in personal time, e.g. some key point in childhood, and see if it held up as a memory; or, to visit a momentous occasion in history to experience it from a bird’s eye view like . I’ve always been a big fan of time traveler stories (one of my favorite books is the Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger.) Maybe I would take a quick trip into Renaissance England to experience the music scene—lute music anyone?

Susan was born in Providence, Rhode Island. She now lives in Oak Buffs, MA on Martha's Vinyard with her husband and many pets. She has written six books one including a modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast entitled 'Beauty'. To lean more about Susan and her books check out her official website and social networks.

Official Website

Susan's Facebook Page

Susan's Twitter

Susan's Facebook Fan Page

To purchase a copy of One Good Dog click HERE

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Interview with a Blogger-Small Reviews

This week please welcome Small Review!

CB:How long have you been blogging?

SR: About 3 months

CB: What inspired you to start a book blog?

SR: I love helping people connect with good books at my job (a librarian), but my library has a very limited YA population and YA is my favorite genre to read. I wanted to be able to reach out to more people who enjoy reading the books I like and swap thoughts and recommendations.

CB: Describe yourself in 5 words

SR: Shy, short, babbler, chocoholic, smiley.

CB: What is the best part of blogging?

SR: Meeting all these nice people who share my passion for reading YA books.

CB: What is the hardest part of blogging?

SR: Balancing reading, writing my blog posts, and commenting on other blogs while still doing regular life things.

CB: If you could bring to life any book character in history, who would it be?

SR: Oh, so many to choose from….since I’m already engaged, I don’t think I’ll be bringing to life any guys based on their hotness, so how about Sherlock Holmes? I think he’d be an interesting man to talk with. I’m constantly misplacing things, so he’d also be really helpful to have around.

CB: If you had to choose 5 books to keep from your bookshelf, which books would you choose?

SR: I’m going to just focus on YA books, so the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling (that totally counts as one, right?), The Conjurer Princess by Vivian Vande Velde, Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken, The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall, and My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison. If I can only have five, then I want them to be funny and filled with adventure and cute guys.

CB: What is one book you would recommend?

SR: That depends on who I’m recommending the book for, but to pull out any good book? How about The Twin’s Daughter by Lauren Baratz-Logsted. That one doesn’t seem to be getting the attention it deserves.

CB: Who is your favourite book hero?

SR: Aragorn from The Lord of the Rings. He takes on the role of a bunch of different types of heroes at various points throughout the story. He’s an anti-hero, a mysterious man, loyal, brave, a good friend, a swoon-worthy lover, and, ultimately, a true hero. Plus, he’s a “hot man with a sword” and you can’t go wrong with that!

CB: Who is your favourite book villian?

SR: Mrs. Coulter and her creepy evil golden monkey from Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy. She is one of the most terrifying villains I’ve read. She’s absolutely ruthless and she never gives up.

CB: Do you have any tips or some words of advice for new book bloggers?

SR: Don’t feel discouraged if things are going slowly for you at first. Just keep posting and work on getting your name out there. Leaving quality comments is a great way of getting to know other bloggers. Most importantly, have fun!

Crazy Quiz

Early Bird or Night owl?

Night owl

Vampires or Werewolves?


Wizards or Witches?


What is one guilty pleasure you have?

The book series Little Secrets by Emily Blake

What super power would you like to have?


Thank you so much for being a part of The Crazy Bookworm 'Interview with a Blogger' feature! Be sure to head on over to Small Reviews and say hi!

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In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a feature hosted by The Story Siren

For Review:

(Links go to Goodreads)
That's it for my IMM this week. What did you get in your mailbox?

Friday, February 4, 2011

Blog Hop/Follow Friday

I can't believe it's Friday already!

Book Blogger Hop

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

Question of the Week: "What are you reading now and why are you reading it?"

Answer: I am reading the first book in The Autumn Series by David Moody that I received for review. I am about 50 pages in now and I am hooked! It is something like 28 days later meets Night of the Living Dead.

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

Question of the Week: What is the book you are currently 'pushing'? (Pushing mean trying to get people to read it)

Answer: FINDING JACK by Gareth Crocker. You can find my review for it in the post below. I am telling everyone about this book. It is by far one of the best books I've ever read. The author tells a story that very few know. It is a heart-wrenching but beautiful story. I think people will be missing out if they do not read this book!
*Be sure to leave your link in the comments so I can stop by your blog, too!
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