New Update!

Hello everyone. All of my Reviews, that I have yet to write, will be posted sporadically during the summer. After the end of this summer, I will not be posting on here anymore, as you will see the info on the right side of the blog.
Thanks for your understanding.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I've Got Your Number By: Sophie Kinsella

Oh my, it has been a long time since I have read a Sophie Kinsella novel. I think the last one was Remember Me?. Anyways, it felt great to read her newest:  I’ve Got Your Number. This one was all round witty, intriguing, and captivating. I enjoyed reading every word. 

It starts out with Poppy Wyatt trying to find her expensive emerald engagement ring in a hotel. She misplaced it when her friends were trying it out, and then there was a fire alarm, and Poppy does not see it again. So after pleading to practically everyone at the hotel staff, Poppy remains there, just in case someone miraculously says, “Yes I’ve found it!” Her day gets worse, as her cell gets stolen, literally right from her hand, but as she passes a trash bin, she finds a cell phone, and since no one has claimed it, she figures she can use it, keep it. But what she doesn’t expect is a charming businessman, Sam Roxton, calling demanding who she is, and where his PA is. Somehow they come to an interesting agreement that she keeps the phone, but only until she finds her engagement ring. There are great scenes, especially between Sam and Poppy, and there is definitely an interest that brews between them, but remember Poppy is engaged to a scholar, Magnus, so what is Poppy to do? You will have to find out if you have not read this story yet. If you have, let me know what you thought of it!  

My Rating: 5/5
My Audience Rating: PG-13

Silent In the Sanctuary (Lady Julia Book 2) By: Deanna Raybourn

This review is really over due, but I’m glad to have the snippet of time to finally write it. I finished this second novel of The Lady Julia Mystery Series, and absolutely loved it! Here we see Lady Julia Grey once again, and she has just come back from a much-needed vacation from Italy, how fabulous is that? So it is almost Christmas time, and she travels back to England with two of her older brothers, one of which is now married, and friend from Italy accompanies them (who really likes Julia). When she arrives to her father’s residence, whom does she meet again but the intriguing Nicholas Brisbane, but this time he is accompanied with his fiancĂ©e. There are rather engaging conversations between Brisbane and Grey, as in those scenes, I can definitely feel the tension between them.  Now where is the mystery? Well it comes a little later when one of the houseguests is severely killed in a sanctuary, and it looks like one of Julia’s female cousins might have done it, as one is there at the scene when Grey and Brisbane quickly arrive. The rest of the novel shows the different characters under one household, and it’s interesting because some of their true identities come out, but I will not tell whose. Anyways, this was a fantastic read, and I recommend you read this. It has mystery, romance, and drama all enveloped in this story. I’m really enjoying this series, and I believe they’re about three or four for now, and I can’t wait to read each one!
Here is a link to the book if you choose to purchase this novel  :) 

My Rating: 4.5/5
My Audience Rating: Between PG & PG-13

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A Place In This Life By: Julie Rieman Duck


For about a month now, Stuck In YA Books, has been hosting a blog tour of Julie Rieman Duck’s A Place In This Life. I encourage you to read this story, as it was just a beautiful, touching love story that will for sure make your heart melt. I do not have a written review like I originally planned to do, but I do have an excerpt from this delightful story, and you will read for yourself what Duck has written. 


“It was fascinating to look at Todd up close and feel something I’d never felt before. Kind of like a warm ache that started in my stomach and branched all over my body. It was as if someone turned on the light in my pelvis, and I felt compelled to kiss him.

He didn’t see it coming when I leaned over and pressed my lips to his, but he quickly responded, pulling me down onto the rock. At first his mouth gently parted my lips, his tongue slowly exploring before he inhaled sharply and pushed it down my throat. I sat up, gagging...”

 In addition to this excerpt I have provided a This or That post that was answered by Ms. Duck herself. Feel free to make a comment yourself, below on any of the this or thats, and I’m thinking on it, but I might give out some prize (perhaps a film?...) to one with the most creative answer, but this depends on how many people participate so please do! I will pick one person by March 13th!

This Or That:

Thursday or Sunday?
Thursday, because it's loaded with tons of Friday anticipation!

Cat or Dog?
Dog, because they want to be with you all of the time, no matter how you look or smell.

Winter or Summer?
I like Fall! Cool, crisp and you can wear a t-shirt or long-sleeved shirt and be comfortable.

Lord Of The Rings or Harry Potter?
Rowling, all the way. Believe it or not, I haven't read her books. I need to put those on my checklist.

Writing Inside or Outside?
Writing inside, with a view of the outside.

England or Italy for a vacation?
Hmm, I'd like both, considering I've never been out of the US. Definitely England first!

Chocolate or Popcorn?
Chocolate. Duh!

The Holiday or Love Actually?
Splendour in the Grass - if you want to feel the love, the pain, the emotion, you must see this classic movie with Warren Beatty and Natalie Wood. Must.

So, I hope you enjoy these two fun sections, and I have also provided a link so you can purchase this book on Kindle via Amazon. Also, please look at the other postings on this book tour, as others have shared how wonderful this book is! :)

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