Waiting On Wednesday (12)

Light Beneath Ferns by Anne Spollen

Elizah Rayne is nothing like other fourteen-year-old girls. More interested in bird bones than people, she wraps herself in silence. Trying to escape the shadow of her gambler father, Elizah and her mother move into an old house that borders a cemetery. All her mother wants is for them to have "normal" lives. But that becomes impossible for Elizah when she finds a human jawbone by the river and meets Nathaniel, a strangely hypnotic and mysterious boy who draws Elizah into his world.
Only by forgetting everything she knows can Elizah understand the truth about Nathaniel—and discover an unimaginable secret.

I love cementeries and mysterious boys^^
Shape of water (the other book of this author) looks interesting too, and I love it's cover.

Waiting On Wednesday was started by Breaking The Spine.

Treasures of the Week (29-4 Sept/Oct 2009)

Demon Princess: Reign or Shine by Michelle Rowen

September 29, 2009
As if trying to fit in at a new school isn't stressful enough, sixteen-year-old Nikki Donovan just found out that her long-lost father is, in fact, the demon king of the Shadowlands—the world that separates and protects us from the Underworld. When she is brought there by the mysterious—and surprisingly cute—messenger Michael, she learns that her father is dying, and he wants her to assume the throne. To complicate matters, a war is brewing between the Shadowlands and the Underworld, her half-demon qualities are manifesting, and her growing feelings for Michael are completely forbidden. Ruling a kingdom, navigating a secret crush, and still making it home by curfew—what's a teenage demon princess to do?

The Everafter by Amy Huntley
September 29, 2009
Madison Stanton doesn't know where she is or how she got there. But she does know this—she is dead. And alone, in a vast, dark space. The only company she has in this place are luminescent objects that turn out to be all the things Maddy lost while she was alive. And soon she discovers that with these artifacts, she can reexperience—and sometimes even change—moments from her life.
Her first kiss.
A trip to Disney World.
Her sister's wedding.
A disastrous sleepover.
In reliving these moments, Maddy learns illuminating and sometimes frightening truths about her life—and death.
This is a haunting and ultimately hopeful novel about the beauty of even the most insignificant moments—and the strength of true love even beyond death.

Dreams of the Dead by Thomas Randall
September 29, 2009
Kara’s afraid to go to sleep—until the nightmares come when she’s awake . . . .

Sixteen-year-old Kara Foster is an outsider in Japan, but is doing her best to fit at the private school where her father is teaching English for the year. Fortunately she’s befriended by Sakura, a fellow outsider struggling to make sense of her sister’s unsolved murder some months ago. No one seems to care about the beautiful girl who was so brutally murdered, and the other students go on as if nothing has happened. Unfortunately, the calm doesn’t last for long. Kara begins to have nightmares, and soon other students in the school turn up dead, viciously attacked by someone . . . or something. Is Sakura getting back at those she thinks are responsible for her sister’s death? Or has her dead sister come back to take revenge for herself?
This first book in a frightening new trilogy will have teens glued the page and scared to go to sleep.

Never Bite a Boy on the First Date
September 29, 2009

I've got a few issues:
I'm a vampire now.
One of my classmates was found dead, with telltale fang marks.
I didn't do it! (really!)
Nobody believes me, so . . .
I'm going to have to find the real killer. I've already got three suspects. (three very cute suspects.)
One more problem: I am seriously falling for one of them . . . but what if he's the killer?

Liar by Justine Larbaleistier
September 29, 2009

Micah will freely admit that she’s a compulsive liar, but that may be the one honest thing she’ll ever tell you. Over the years she’s duped her classmates, her teachers, and even her parents, and she’s always managed to stay one step ahead of her lies. That is, until her boyfriend dies under brutal circumstances and her dishonesty begins to catch up with her. But is it possible to tell the truth when lying comes as naturally as breathing? Taking readers deep into the psyche of a young woman who will say just about anything to convince them—and herself—that she’s finally come clean, Liar is a bone-chilling thriller that will have readers see-sawing between truths and lies right up to the end. Honestly.

Pastworld by Ian Beck
September 29, 2009

What if all of London were really an amusement park—a whole city returned to Victorian times to entertain visitors from the twenty-first century? That's the wildly original premise of Ian Beck's Pastworld, a high-stakes mystery set in a simulated past.
Eve is a lifelong resident of Pastworld who doesn’t know she’s living in a theme park until a mysterious threat forces her to leave home. Caleb is a visiting tourist who finds the lawlessness of the past thrilling—until he suddenly becomes a fugitive from an antiquated justice system. And in the midst of it all, in the thick London fog a dark and deadly figure prowls, claiming victim after victim. He’s the Fantom, a creature both of the past and of the present, in whose dark purpose Caleb and Eve will find their destinies combined.
Page-turning, complex, and haunting, Pastworld masterfully exposes the human experience of the past, of violence, of technology, and of entertainment.
Betraying Season by Marissa Doyle (Sequel to Bewitching Season)
September 29, 2009
Penelope (Pen) Leland has come to Ireland to study magic and prove to herself that she is as good a witch as her twin sister, Persy. But when the dashing Niall Keating begins to pay her court, she can’t help being distracted from her studies.
Little does Pen know, Niall is acting upon orders from his sorceress mother. And although it starts as a sham, Niall actually falls deeply in love with Pen, and she with him. But even if he halts his mother’s evil plan, will Pen be able to forgive him for trying to seduce her into a plot? And what of Pen’s magic, which seems to be increasingly powerful?

Secret Society by Tom Dolby
September 29, 2009
Secrets, secrets are no fun. Secrets, secrets hurt someone. . . .
An eccentric new girl. A brooding socialite. The scion of one of New York's wealthiest families. A promising filmmaker. As students at the exclusive Chadwick School, Phoebe, Lauren, Nick, and Patch already live in a world most teenagers only dream about.
They didn't ask to be Society members. But when three of them receive a mysterious text message promising success and fame beyond belief, they say yes to everything—even to the harrowing initiation ceremony in a gritty warehouse downtown and to the ankh-shaped tattoo they're forced to get on the nape of their necks. Once they're part of the Society, things begin falling into place for them. Week after week, their ambitions are fulfilled. It's all perfect—until a body is found in Central Park with no distinguishing marks except for an ankh-shaped tattoo.
Tom Dolby makes his teen fiction debut with this riveting novel about a dangerous society so secret that once you get in, you can never get out.

Waiting On Wednesday (11)

Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs

Lily Sanderson has a secret, and it’s not that she has a huge crush on gorgeous swimming god Brody Bennett, who makes her heart beat flipper-fast. Unrequited love is hard enough when you’re a normal teenage girl, but when you’re half human, half mermaid like Lily, there’s no such thing as a simple crush.
Lily’s mermaid identity is a secret that can’t get out, since she’s not just any mermaid – she’s a Thalassinian princess. When Lily found out three years ago that her mother was actually a human, she finally realized why she didn’t feel quite at home in Thalassinia, and she’s been living on land and going to Seaview high school ever since, hoping to find where she truly belongs. Sure, land has its problems – like her obnoxious, biker boy neighbor Quince Fletcher – but it has that one major perk – Brody. The problem is, mermaids aren’t really the casual dating type – when they “bond,” it’s for life.
When Lily’s attempt to win Brody’s love leads to a tsunami-sized case of mistaken identity, she is in for a tidal wave of relationship drama, and she finds out, quick as a tailfin flick, that happily-ever-after never sails quite as smoothly as you planned.

I don't know if it is because I read Sea Change and I loved it (I'll post the review soon) but when I read "mermaid" I had to check this book.
I haven't read any of the other books of this author but now that I've discovered them I want to.

Waiting On Wednesday was started by Breaking The Spine.

Treasures of the Week (21-27 Sept 2009)

Two things:
1-> I think I'm cursed or something like that because my computer broke down again yesterday. I'm trying to find a solution on my own 'cause if I tell my parents I'll get killed for sure (last time this happened ..... RIGHT BEFORE HOLLYDAYS!!!!, my parents told me that next time they wouldn't pay for the reparation, and I don't have money). Now I'm using my sister's computers (she is at school^^) but I have to be careful to avoid arousing suspicion.
2-> Now, new blog meme.
Lately I've been thinking of making a post every month with the books that I want and are going to be released soon. I've seen posts like this in some blogs and I love them 'cause I always discover one or two books I didn't know about. So I was going to make it, but when I started looking my September wishlist I realised it was going to be a huge, huge, huge post so finlay I decided to make one every monday starting today. I haven't seen any blog do it, but if you do, let me know.

So here are my picks for this week:

Pricker Boy by Reade Scott Whinnem
September 22, 2009


Some stories draw blood. Some truths won’t stay buried.He was human once, or so they say. The son of a fur trapper, he was taunted by his peers and tricked into one of his own father’s traps. By the time anybody found it, the trap’s vicious teeth were empty, pried open and overgrown. It was said the brambles themselves had reached out and taken pity on that boy; that his skin had hardened to bark as thorns grew over every inch of his body.Maybe it’s true and maybe it isn’t. But anyone who knows anything stays out of the woods beyond the Widow’s Stone.That used to be enough. But this is the summer everything changes, as Stucks Cumberland and his friends find a mysterious package containing mementos of their childhood: baseball cards, a worn paperback, a locket. Offerings left behind in the woods years ago, meant to keep the Pricker Boy at bay. Offerings that have been rejected.

The Amanda Project: Book 1: invisible i by Stella Lennon
September 22, 2009
Amanda Valentino changed everything.
Callie Leary has exactly one thing, and one thing only, in common with Nia Rivera and Hal Bennett: They were each chosen by Amanda to be her guide. When Amanda arrived at Endeavor High, she told Callie she moves around a lot and always picks one person to help her navigate the choppy waters of a new school. Why did Amanda lie?
Following a course that they suspect Amanda deliberately plotted, Callie, Nia, and Hal piece together some cryptic clues. But they find more questions than answers and quickly realize that before they can figure out what happened to Amanda—the girl who changed their lives—they'll need to solve the most important mystery of all: Who is Amanda Valentino?

Pretty DEAD by Francesca Lia Block
September 22, 2009


People pity me, but mostly they feel envy. I have all the luxury and freedom a girl my age could want.
Something is happening to Charlotte Emerson. Like the fires that are ravaging the hills of Los Angeles, it consumes her from the inside out. But whether it is her eternal loneliness, the memory of her brother, the return of her first love, or the brooding, magnetic Jared—she cannot say. What if it's something more . . .
Something to do with the sudden tear in her perfect nails. The heat she feels when she's with Jared. The blood rushing once again to her cheeks and throughout her veins.
For Charlotte is a vampire, witness to almost a century's worth of death and destruction. But not since she was a human girl has mortality touched her.
In what way will you be transformed? Until now.

Sphinx's Princess by Esther Friesner
September 22, 2009
Nefertiti was far more than just a pretty face.Nefertiti may be the dutiful daughter of a commoner, but her inquisitive mind often gets her into situations that are far from ordinary, like receiving secret lessons from a scribe. And she’s the kind of girl who acts first, and apologizes later whenever she witnesses injustice or cruelty. But she is also extraordinarily beautiful. And news of her striking beauty and impulsive behavior attracts the attention of her aunt, the manipulative Queen Tiye, who sees Nefertiti as an ideal pawn in her desire for power. Even though Nefertiti is taken from her beloved family and forced into a life filled with courtly intrigue and danger, her spirit and mind will not rest. She continues to challenge herself and the boundaries of ancient Egyptian society.

Devoured by Amanda Marrone
September 22, 2009
Megan’s twin sister Remy died in an accident nine years ago, and she’s been haunting her ever since. Knowing how crazy that sounds, Megan keeps this secret to herself and tries to lead a normal life. But when she takes a summer job at Land of Enchantment to keep an eye on her new boyfriend and his lovesick best friend, Samantha, she meets fellow employee Luke who can see Remy, too. Things get even twistier because Megan’s new friend Ari is sporting a massive crush on Luke, who seems to be developing a massive crush on Megan…making for a love triangle that’s positively possessed. Megan wants to keep her distance from Luke, but when Remy’s visions get crazy violent; she knows she needs his help. Because someone’s definitely in danger...the only question is who?

Wondrous Stramge by Lesley Livingston
September 22, 2009
Paperback (The hardcover edition was released on December 23, 2008)
17 year-old Kelly Winslow doesn’t believe in Faeries. Not unless they’re the kind that you find in a theatre, spouting Shakespeare—the kind that Kelley so desperately wishes she could be: onstage, under lights, with a pair of sparkly wings strapped to her shoulders. But as the understudy in a two-bit, hopelessly off-off-Broadway production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, wishing is probably the closest she’s going to get to becoming a Faerie Queen. At least, that’s what shethinks... In this fun, urban fantasy, Kelly's off-stage life suddenly becomes as complicated as one of Shakespeare’s plot twists when a nighttime trip to Central Park holds more than meets the mortal eye.

Candor by Pam Bachorz
September 22, 2009

In the model community of Candor, Florida, every teen wants to be like Oscar Banks. The son of the town’s founder, Oscar earns straight As, is student-body president, and is in demand for every club and cause. But Oscar has a secret. He knows that parents bring their teens to Candor to make them respectful, compliant–perfect–through subliminal Messages that carefully correct and control their behavior. And Oscar’s built a business sabotaging his father’s scheme with Messages of his own, getting his clients out before they’re turned. After all, who would ever suspect the perfect Oscar Banks?Then he meets Nia, the girl he can’t stand to see changed. Saving Nia means losing her forever. Keeping her in Candor, Oscar risks exposure . . . and more.

In My Mailbox (7)

Well, this is going to be a huge post because here are all the book I got during the summer. So if you have time take a look^^.


*Glass Houses (MV) by Rachel Caine
*The Dead Girls' Dance (MV) by Rachel Caine
*Midnight Alley (MV) by Rachel Caine
*Feast Of Fools (MV) by Rachel Caine
*Night World 1 by L.J.Smith
*Night World 2 by L.J.Smith
*Night World 3 by L.J.Smith
*Gone by Michael Grant
*Aurelia by Anne Osterlund
*Blue Moon by Alyson Noël
*The Summoning by Kelly Armstrong
*The Otherworldlies by Jennifer Anne Kogler
*Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog
*Ruined: A Novel by Paula Morris
*Dead Connection by Charlie Price
*Strange Angels by Lili St.Crow
*Sea Change by Aimee Friedman
*Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
*Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
*The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

*Stealing Heaven by Elizabeeth Scott
*I heart you, you haunt me by Lisa Schroeder
*Kissed by an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler
*La Cosecha de Samhein by José Antonio Cotrina -> I got this in a local bookstore. I haven't read it yet but I can't wait to. It is a new Spanish release and the reviews give to this book and The Hunger Games the same putuation! If you are curious about it here's my traduction of the summary:

The Harvest of Samhein by José Antonio Cotrina

A group of 12 adolescents accept, under deception, to travel to a fantastic kingdom called Rocavarancolia. This journey, for many, will not have turn back.
Once there they discover that they must stay alive until the Red Moon appears, a few months later. During this time this kingdom, yesteryear glorious but today in ruins, full of dangers, magic and mortal creatures, will try to destroy them.
A lot are the expectations that the creatures that form the Council of Rocavarancolia have in them. Thay are the only hope of the kingdom, if they are still alive when the Red Moon emerges in the sky... But what will happen then?

So this is all I got during this summer.
Wow, on Tuesday I'll have my copy of City of Ashes!!!! I'm really excited, I loved City of Bones^^

In My Mailbox was started by Kristi of The Story Siren.

The Forest Of Hand And Teeth by Carrie Ryan

The Forest Of Hand And Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Reading level: Young Adult

Hardcover: 320 pages

Publisher: Delacorte Books

In Mary's world, there are simple truths.

The Sisterhood always knows best.
The Guardians will protect and serve.
The Unconsecrated will never relent.

And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village. The fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth.

But slowly, Mary's truths are failing her. She's learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power. And, when the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness.

Now she must choose between her village and her future, between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded by so much death?


A very creepy and sad story.

While reading this book it seemed as my fingers were glued to the pages because I couldn’t put it down.

“The forest of hands and teeth” got me crying out of the impotence sometimes, and other times out of the sadness and of the inevitable.

Since the beginning I knew at least some people were going to die, that it wasn’t going to be a happy ending story, after all it is a zombie apocalypse, still I couldn’t help but to hope and hope for a happy end.

Mary is a brave character with clear ideas and a strong personality and it made me respect her a lot, but there were times when her obsession with the sea tired me a bit.

With the other characters there were times when I liked them and times when I didn’t, depending on the situation I suppose, but basically as the story went on I liked them more. The only one I couldn’t stand and got more and more annoying as things happened was Cassandra, Mary’s best friend.

I loved Carrie’s writing; although it was painfully descriptive it took me deeper and deeper into the story, making it more real.

Overall: If you haven’t read it, what are you waiting for?

Waiting On Wednesday (10)

Forget You by Jennifer Echols

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Zoey’s life in her Florida beach resort town is happy and organized. She’s the captain of her high school swim team, and she works for her dad at his popular water park. Then her dad has an affair with one of his employees, and her mother has a breakdown. But Zoey begins a committed relationship with a hot lifeguard, which makes her feel stable, even if things aren’t perfect at home. Everything is still under control.

Until she has a car accident that she can’t remember. She should have been with her boyfriend that night, but he doesn’t seem to know anything about the accident—and he doesn’t seem to care. The person who does care, and knows more than he’s telling, is Doug, Zoey’s darkly handsome arch-enemy who saved her from the wreckage. As Zoey begins to piece together what happened that night, she finds her sense of control over her life was only an illusion. And she inches closer to discovering the darkest secret of all: why Doug has fallen in love with her.

When I was younger I was the kind of girl that liked reading mystery, fantasy, adventure books only, NO ROMANCE, that wasn't for me.

Look at me now!! I can't resist to this summary.

Waiting On Wednesday was started by Breaking The Spine.

Wake by Lisa Mcmann

Wake by Lisa McMann

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Simon Pulse

Not all dreams are sweet.

For seventeen-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people's dreams is getting old. Especially the falling dreams, the naked-but-nobody-notices dreams, and the sex-crazed dreams. Janie's seen enough fantasy booty to last her a lifetime.

She can't tell anybody about what she does -- they'd never believe her, or worse, they'd think she's a freak. So Janie lives on the fringe, cursed with an ability she doesn't want and can't control.

Then she falls into a gruesome nightmare, one that chills her to the bone. For the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else's twisted psyche. She is a participant...


First of all, as an introduction I’ll say that I loved this book!

“Wake” wasn’t at all what I imagined, it was better.
Every chapter is divided by days and hours and that made me feel like I was reading a secret diary, what I really liked.
Also, the parts in which Janie is in a dream are written with a different font so we don’t get lost while reading.

At first there are some flashbacks with memories of when Jamie first discovered her power and how year after year she grows with it so we can actually see how all started and understand why she is how she is.

The writing is precise, giving us all we need to imagine how it is like going trough all that is happening to Janie, and it felt really realistic, as if this could actually be happening to any of us. That’s one of the things I enjoyed the most.

The characters in this book were a funny thing for me. Let me explain myself:
At first, when the characters appear in the book, they give us an impression of what kind of person they are from the way they act or what they say but as the story goes on and Janie appears in their dreams we can see not only how they are in front of the others, if not how they are in reality and what their secrets, fears or wishes are.

Overall: The only thing I regret is not reading this book earlier.

I'm back!

So yes, I'm back from my holidays. I couldn't say goodbye because my internet conexion failed but now I'm here again.
I have a lot of reviews and post schedule so pay attention!

Well, I'm writing just to let you know that starting tomorrow this blog is no longer going to be on hiatus.

Tomorrow I start my senior year!

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