The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 6,300 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 11 years to get that many views.
The Teen Book Club meetings here at Central Library will be postponed until closer to the Spring. When we are ready to start meetings again, I will make another announcement here on the blog! Have a fun and safe winter everyone!
Because I cannot adequately form words, I found someone else who could. I’m giving you a link to a tumblr page of how I really feel about Opal. *Warning: Spoilers!* If you have not read Opal yet, do not go to this link!
No one is like Daemon Black.
When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well… There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.
But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.
After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different… And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.
Together we’re stronger… and they know it.
I plan on immediately downloading this to my nook when I get home from work. Prepare for squeeing in my next post, which will most definitely be an amazing review. (Word on Twitter is the end of the book is epic.)
And as always, if you have not read this series, or any of the other Jennifer L. Armentrout books, I highly suggest that you do. Click here to put a hold on any of her titles through the OCPL catalog!
Hey there! Central just got a shipment of some brand new books! Click here to take a look!
Breaking Dawn Part 2 Movie Release Party on Tuesday, November 13th from 4-5 at Central! We’ll have snacks, refreshments, games, and a chance to win a pair of tickets to the movie!
Yes, I’m still on my Jennifer L. Armentrout kick. Her new book, Cursed, releases tomorrow! I simply cannot wait! Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:
Dying sucks– and high school senior Ember McWilliams knows firsthand. After a fatal car accident, her gifted little sister brought her back. Now anything Ember touches dies. And that, well, really blows.
Ember operates on a no-touch policy with all living things–including boys. When Hayden Cromwell shows up, quoting Oscar Wilde and claiming her curse is a gift, she thinks he’s a crazed cutie. But when he tells her he can help control it, she’s more than interested. There’s just one catch: Ember has to trust Hayden’s adopted father, a man she’s sure has sinister reasons for collecting children whose abilities even weird her out.
However, she’s willing to do anything to hold her sister’s hand again. And hell, she’d also like to be able to kiss Hayden. Who wouldn’t? But when Ember learns the accident that turned her into a freak may not have been an accident at all, she’s not sure who to trust. Someone wanted her dead, and the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she is to losing not only her heart, but her life. For real this time.
Also check out the book trailer below!
Click here to place a hold on it from the library! I’m already on the list…
I just found an awesome new author. Well, she’s not a new author per se, but she’s new to me. You know, kind of like when you get your first car and it’s so cool that all you want to do is drive it around all the time but it’s not new, not really, it’s just new to you. Jennifer L. Armentrout is my awesome new car. Whoops, I mean my awesome new author. All I want to do is read her books all day long. All. Day. Long.
You might have noticed that the title to this post is “Hot Aliens” and you’re probably wondering why. No, Miss Armentrout is not an alien…at least, I don’t think she is. Her Lux series is about hot aliens and one hot alien in particular, Daemon. And wow, I know I’ve gone on and on about book boyfriends (nerdy librarian love) before and how Jace and Four are at the top of my list, well, here’s another one: Daemon Black. Aka, my new book boyfriend. Yes. Seriously.
Here’s the book blurb from Goodreads:
Starting over sucks.
When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring…. until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.
And then he opened his mouth.
Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something…unexpected happens.
The hot alien living next door marks me.
You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.
If I don’t kill him first, that is.
(Just a note: The heat level in this book is up there.)
So after I got Obsidian out from the library and devoured it in a day, I had to read the next in the series, Onyx. The library’s copies were out so I bought the ebook for my nook. And that also was a-maz-ing! You should read them both. Now. (To place a hold from the library, click here.) I won’t give you the blurb to the second one because I don’t want to give away anything. There’s also a scheduled release for the third in the series, Opal, for December 2012. There’s a novella spin-off entitled Shadows, which is about Daemon’s brother, Dawson.
Jennifer L. Armentrout also has another series called The Covenant Series. They’re the next reads for me!
So, I just found this pretty cool article–”What Your Favorite YA Series Says About You“. Fun stuff!
Vampire Academy, Richelle Mead
You’re really, really protective of your best friend. Like seriously, back off.
Hmm, and I thought it had everything to do with Adrian…
What does your favorite series say about you??
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