Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (6)

Waiting on Wednesday is brought to you by Jill @ Breaking the Spine :-)
Poisoned Honey: A Story of Mary Magdalene by Beatrice Gormley

Publication Date: March 9, 2010

Why I'm So Antsy:

This story begins with Mariamne, a vulnerable girl who knows little of the ways of the world. Much as she wants to be in control of her own destiny, she soon learns she has no such power. She must do as her father and brother see fit, and when tragedy strikes, Mari must marry a man she does not love and enter a household where she is not welcome, for the good of her family.

But she finds a small way to comfort herself when she meets an Egyptian wise woman who instructs her in the ways of the occult arts. In the spirit world, Mari finds she has power. Here, she really is in control of her fate. But is she? Or is the magic controlling her?

This gripping portrait of one of the most misunderstood and controversial Biblical figures is the story of a young girl’s path through manipulation and possession, madness and healing, to a man who will change the world forever.

Wow what an interesting story! Can't wait for this one. What are you waiting on??

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Season of Eden by J.M. Warick

Publication Date: October 20, 2009

Source: Around the World Tours


He's my teacher. I shouldn't be alone with him. But I can't help that he's irresistible. I let the door silently close at my back. He stared at me, and a taut quiet stretched between us. "I like hearing you play," I said, moving toward him. He turned, in sync with my slow approach. He looked up at me but didn't say anything. I rested my clammy hand on the cold, slick body of the baby grand. "May I?" The muscles in his throat shifted, then he swallowed. "Eden." My knees weakened, like a soft tickling kiss had just been blown against the backs of them. "Is it okay?" I asked. His gaze held mine like two hands joined. He understood what I was really asking. "Let me stay," I said. "Please." "You're going to get me in trouble," he said.

My Two Cents:

Eden is every young teacher's nightmare. She's young, beautiful, and oh so tempting. Eden only took Concert choir to get an easy A but what she got was more than she could ever expect. As soon she lays eyes on him she knows she has to have him in every way.

Eden tempts Mr. Christian by wearing provocative clothing, biting her lips when she knows he's watching, and creating "coincidental" times alone with him. She follows him in her car, doing anything she can to get to know him on a very personal basis; even showing up at places he wouldn't expect. She decided that she would have him from the first day, justifying it with the fact that she was graduating that year and he was only a couple years older than her.

I was pretty conflicted on this one. On one hand I thought him being her teacher and her being the student was pretty disgusting. This may also have to do with the fact that I am an adult and can't imagine being with someone in high school or think that being with a teacher by any means is hot. On the other hand I wanted them to just get together and get it over with. The teasing plot really got to me after a while. The whole time I was wondering if someone would notice how their relationship seemed...different.

Unfortunately, inappropriate student/teacher relationships have happened plenty of times before in reality so I went back to being disgusted. Yes, Warick is a great storyteller, as I was on the edge of my seat every time they were alone together holding my breath. If you're a parent you'd probably frown upon this book as I did several times, but someone else might see it as just a work of fiction. My personal feelings on this subject may have hindered my thoughts of this book.


Thursday, February 4, 2010

A Match Made in High School by Kristin Walker

Publication Date: February 4, 2010 TODAY!!!


When the principal announces that every senior must participate in a mandatory year-long Marriage Education program, Fiona Sheehan believes that her life can’t get any worse. Then she marries her “husband”: Jerky jock Todd, whose cheerleader girlfriend, Amanda, has had it in for Fiona since day one of second grade. Even worse? Amanda is paired with Fiona’s long-term crush, Gabe. At least Fiona is doing better than her best friend, Marcie, who is paired up with the very quiet, very mysterious Johnny Mercer. Pranks, fights, misunderstandings, and reconciliations ensue in an almost Shakespearean comedy of errors about mistaken first impressions, convoluted coupling, and hidden crushes.

My Two Cents:

I found this book to be completely hilarious! It had such a cute and original plot. Fiona is just soo likeable even when the other characters don't think so lol. She's blunt and to the point and I love it. She's someone I'd enjoy hanging out with. At least you'll always know where you stand with her! She gets paired with this jock Todd who she believes is such a prick yet he actually has a soft side and they love to hate each other. The pranks they pulled on each other throughout the book were such a riot! Johnny Mercer, Marci's "husband" is such a huge teddy bear and I wish he was real so I could give him a great big hug! Unfortunately the Johnny Mercers in real life never get much play with the ladies :(

I think back to when I was in high school, and I think I would've been happy to be married to someone...but not for the whole school year. It would also depend on who I was married to. The only part in this book that I didn't like was Fiona and Marci's relationship. I won't go into details because I don't want to give spoilers but let's just say I wouldn't have been so forgiving.
Anywho, something I've learned years ago is that sometimes people grow on you. At first you may think they're just another face in the crowd and next..they could do something like helping you pick your books off the floor and you see how pretty their eyes are and all of a sudden you can't stop thinking about them!'s happened to me before lol. This book is being released today! Go get this book! I, Girl on a Mission promises you won't regret it. Now go!


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (5)

Waiting on Wednesday is brought to you by Jillian @ Breaking The Spine:-)

Somwhere in the Blue by Gillian Cummings

Publication Date: May 15th 2010

Why I'm So Antsy:

Sandy Rawlins is sixteen years old. Her father – her best friend – has just passed away. She immediately begins to unravel, and yet her mother, mysteriously, is not grieving. Where can Sandy turn as the waves of grief overwhelm her? She doesn't want to be a burden on her friend, Lennie, who has her own problems, trying to be the responsible one at home while her cougar of a mom is out bar-hopping. The boy next door – always a friend, but now perhaps something more – wants to be there for Sandy, but is it already too late? She has lost a part of her soul, and the aching sadness pulls her a little further away each day. Readers will be captivated by the dramatic lives of Sandy Rawlins, her friend Lennie Finn, and their two very different mothers. Set in contemporary Toronto, this is a story of intense loss and of reaching out for connections. It reveals four women struggling with their independence and their relationships with each other.

The Amanda Project: Signal from Afar by Various authors

Publication Date: July 1, 2010
Why I'm So Antsy:
As the mystery around their missing friend deepened Hall, Callie, and Nia started, hoping people online could help them discover who Amanda really is — and where she might have gone. But after a mysterious attack on someone close to them, their worst fear is confirmed: This is bigger than any of them could have imagined. The books can stand alone from the website, but readers who want a more interactive experience can join the online community and take part in the story. At, readers can share theories, post art, write stories of their own (one of which has already been included in the first book, invisible I), and even design and buy clothing and accessories inspired by Amanda’s unique style. With regularly updated content by and about the characters, and the chance to have an impact on the story itself, online members will be eager to check back often.

Aren't these covers awesome?? 2010 is such a good year!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Winner of Something Like Fate

First I just want to thank everyone for entering my first contest . It came up to 293 entries. Thanks to Princess Bookie and everyone else who spread the word abut this contest on their blog! After counting all entries, picked by Random org, the winner is.......................................

Lovely Miss Lucy

She has been e-mailed and has 48 hours to get back to me with her address or else I'll have to draw another name. Please do look out for my other contests that I have in the works.