Monday, March 28, 2011

Are you a Daughter of the Sea?

I did one of my read while shopping. I picked up Daughters of the Sea: May by Kathryn Lasky, I read the first one Daughters of the Sea: Hannah last year when it came out, not actually sure if I finished it now that I think about it. But I did like the series.

In Daughters of the Sea: May we meet May Plum, a young girl with a horrible mother and a sweet doormat of a father, and they live in a lighthouse. Never before has May questioned who she was, or why she wasn't allowed into the sea, even though they lived so close. She's just taken life as it was, dealing with her mother's "complications" as she liked to put them. Till one day her father falls, and breaks the chimney for the lighthouse, during a storm. A boat crashes and even though May stands and watches she can't help shaking a feeling that she could swim and she could save the lost men.

One day, she finds out through her mother, that she is in fact not their daughter. That her father found her. She starts looking into things, a chest that she never paid attention to, she manages to open. Inside she finds the means to which her father found her. When she ventures into the sea one night, she finds that she is a mer! And that she has sisters. She falls in love with a Harvard scholar, meets her sister, and together they find the wrecked ship they must of been born on.

I personally kind of loved this book, but I've always had a soft spot for mermaids. I found it to be a great romance story, and about choosing to be your own person.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop

This week's question comes from Mina who blogs at Mina Burrows:

 "If you could physically put yourself into a book or series…which one would it be and why?"
Oh I love this question! I have a few series that I would LOVE to be in. They are the House of Night series, the Wicked Lovely series, the Mortal Instruments series and the Tithe series.

Awakened (House of Night)Burned (House of Night, Book 7)Marked: A House of Night NovelTempted (House of Night, Book 6)Hunted (A House of Night Novel)Chosen: A House of Night NovelBetrayed: A House of Night NovelUntamed (House of Night, Book 4)

I mean come on hello? Vampires that are witches! Totally my scene.

Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely (Quality))Darkest Mercy (Wicked Lovely)Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely (Quality))Radiant Shadows (Wicked Lovely)Fragile Eternity (Wicked Lovely, Book 3)

If you can't tell from my blog name I love the Fae! I love how Melissa Marr uses Celtic and Irish myths.

City of Bones (Mortal Instruments)City of Glass (Mortal Instruments)City of Ashes (Mortal Instruments)City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instruments, Book 4)

Again, just one word. Fae. 

Tithe: A Modern Faerie TaleIronside: A Modern Faery's TaleValiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie

I fell in love, hard for this series. I actually read these then got into the Spiderwick Chronicles.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


I just wanted to check in and let my followers know that I'm still alive and still reading!

Sorry that I haven't been posting as much, as you might or might not know I am pregnant and have a toddler to run after. In addition to that this past week I have been packing and moving and unpacking. But I'm still trying to read.

I am currently reading Cloaked by Alex Flinn. I hope to finish it soon and post my review! Thanks for sticking around during this lull.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Friday Blog Hop

Book Blogger Hop

"Do you read only one book at a time, or do you have several going at once?"
This depends on what book I am reading. I normally can only read one kind of book at a time. So say I'm reading a novel and a book on blogging, which I currently am doing, that is fine. But I can't really do two novels at once. They need to be completely different types of books.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Book Blog Hop

Book Blogger Hop

So I decided to do my first Book Blog Hop! Yay! I'm doing it from Crazy For Books. This week the question is:

 "If I gave you £50 (or $80) and sent you into a bookshop right now, what would be in your basket when you finally staggered to the till?"
So let's see what do I want. The Fledgling Handbook 101 by PC Cast, Awakened by PC Cast & Kristen Cast, City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare, Nyx in the House of Night by PC Cast, The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore, Radiant Darkness by Emily Whitman, and Identical by Ellen Hopkins. I think that would be about $80.

The Fledgling Handbook 101 (House of Night)Awakened (House of Night)Nyx in the House of Night: Mythology, Folklore and Religion in the PC and Kristin Cast Vampyre SeriesThe Power of SixRadiant DarknessIdentical City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instruments, Book 4)