Sunday, October 14, 2012

Introduction: Haunted Week 2012

{This Girl Reads} 

It's almost Halloween!

So what do I have planned?

Friday, October 12, 2012

Review: Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer

Title: Between the Lines
Author: Jodi Picoult, Samantha van Leer
Series: None
Publisher: Emily Bestler Books/Atria/Simon Pulse
Release Date: June 26, 2012
ISBN13:  9781451635751
Format: hardcover
Genre: YA, urban fantasy, romance, contemporary
Source: borrowed from library
New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult and her teenage daughter present their first ever novel for teens, filled with romance, adventure, and humor.

What happens when happily ever after . . . isn't?

Delilah is a bit of a loner who prefers spending her time in the school library with her head in a book - one book in particular. Between the Lines may be a fairy tale, but it feels real. Prince Oliver is brave, adventurous, and loving. He really speaks to Delilah.

And then one day Oliver actually speaks to her. Turns out, Oliver is more than a one-dimensional storybook prince. He's a restless teen who feels trapped by his literary existence and hates that his entire life is predetermined. He's sure that there's more for him out there in the real world, and Delilah might just be his key to freedom.

Delilah and Oliver work together to attempt to get Oliver out of his book, a challenging task that forces them to examine their perceptions of fate, the world, and their places in it. And as their attraction to each other grows along the way, a romance blossoms that is anything but a fairy tale.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Lust For Stories's New Look

Well, it's not a total makeover, but it's still a new look. I mean, just look at it.

[Insert a very uncharacteristic squeal from Grace.]

Can you feel how unbelievably excited/happy/freaked-out/ecstatic I am right now?

For those that have been around with me for a while, you probably know how I once had a super generic Blogger layout, and when I started messing around with it into this lovely purple you now see. But it could still be achieved by just about anyone who knows how to use the Blogger template. So, a while back I was messing around on my fave blogs, and one of them had just got a beautiful header, button, and signature set from an awesome designer.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Review: Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh

Title: Enshadowed
Author: Kelly Creagh
Series: Nevermore #2
Publisher: Atheneum
Release Date: August 28, 2012
ISBN13: 9781442402041
Format: hardcover
Genre: YA, horror, romance, urban fantasy, paranormal, gothic
Source: borrowed from library
True love takes a twisted turn in the second book of this modern gothic romance trilogy channeling the dark brilliance of Edgar Allen Poe.

While Varen remains a prisoner in a perilous dream world where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life, Isobel travels to Baltimore to confront the dark figure known throughout the world as the Poe Toaster. This man, the same man who once appeared to Isobel in her dreams and abandoned her in Varen’s nightmare world, holds the key to saving Varen.

But when Isobel discovers a way to return to this dream world, she finds herself swept up in a realm that not only holds remnants of Edgar Allan Poe’s presence, but has also now taken on the characteristics of Varen’s innermost self. It is a dark world of fear, terror, and anger.

When Isobel once more encounters Varen, she finds him changed. And now Isobel must face a new adversary—one who also happens to be her greatest love.

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Title: Throne of Glass
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #1
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's
Release Date: August 7, 2012
ISBN13: 9781599906959
Format: hardcover
Genre: YA, romance, historical fantasy
Source: borrowed from library
After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. Her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years, then be granted her freedom.

Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Choal, challenging and exhilaration. But Celaena's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her . . . but it's the gruff Captain Choal Westfall who seems to understand her best. Then one of the other contestants turn up dead . . . quickly followed by another.

Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

On My Mind (2): An irrational fear of the supernatural. With David Tennant.

On My Mind is a book meme made by me where you spill just about any thoughts you have on a book-related topic any time you want! There is no set schedule so you can post as often as you like, or have one every few months. You can do the same meme on your blog/social network, but just be sure to provide the link to Lust For Stories and post the link to your post in the comments of the latest On My Mind.

And yes, I know. I have to get a meme button for this soon. Very, very soon.

Paranormal Creatures - why I'm slightly freaked out by every one of them

Monday, October 01, 2012

Trailer Reveal/Giveaway: Timeless by Michelle Madow

Yes, I know I'm a little late with this post, but it's technically still October 1 in my time zone, so I'm just gonna let it slide . . .

How excited are you for Timeless by Michelle Madow? How excited are you to watch THAT AMAZING TRAILER?
Hopefully a whole ton excited, or I weep for you.

Well, other than being naturally epic, she also included an international giveaway for a signed paperback proof of Timeless! I repeat, international.
Thank you so much for wanting to leave a comment! I read every single one of them, and respond to most of them!

I'm honoured that anyone would want to nominate me for an award, but I just don't have time for that anymore. This blog is award and tag free.