Sunday, December 23, 2012

Stacking the Shelves

I got these from the library.

I got this from Edelweiss for review.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday

Q.What have you learned from book blogging that you didn't know before about the publishing industry?

A. I'm still learning, but I learned about ARCs. I didn't know they existed before I started blogging.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Review: Capital Girls by Ella Monroe

Title: Capital Girls

Author: Ella Monroe

Pub date: 8/7/2012

Publisher St. Martin's Griffin

Source: Library

Summary from Goodreads:
  CAPITAL GIRLS by Ella Monroe is the first book in a glitzy, fast-paced, fabulous new young adult series set against the backdrop of Washington, D.C. In it, we meet four young women, best friends forever, who must navigate life as the children of some of the most powerful people in the nation. With that life comes not only awesome vacations, beautiful clothes and A-list parties, but also scandal, heartache, danger and the ever-present paparazzi who seem to have a knack for catching them when they're up to something bad!
My thoughts/review:

This is about best friends Jackie, Lettie, Laura Beth, and Taylor being the Capital Girls. Jackie is the girlfriend of the president's son, Andrew. She is known throughout the book as the "It girl" or queen bee of their school. Taylor is killed in a mysterious car accident and now the girls have to befriend Whitney who happens to be the daughter of a gossip columnist. The girls don't like Whitney and think that she is weird with her "California ways". This book felt a little like Gossip Girl. If I were to type cast Jackie would be Serena, Laura Beth would be Blair, and Whitney would be Vanessa. This story had scandals and lots of drama. It was a fabulous read.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Book Review: Unmasking Maya by Libby Mercer

Title: Unmasking Maya

Author: Libby Mercer

Pub date: Dec. 12, 2012

Source: The author

Summary from Goodreads:

 Fresh from a career-killing scandal, New York fashion girl, Maya Kirkwood, arrives in San Francisco to reinvent herself as a fine artist. She's offered the opportunity to create an installation at the Silicon Valley headquarters of a hot new tech company. Fabulous, right?

Not so much.

She can't stand Derek Whitley - wunderkind software genius and CEO of the company. Hot as he may be on the outside, inside the man is a cold, unemotional, robotic type. Way too left-brained for her right-brained self.

As Maya and Derek get to know each other, however, their facades begin to crack. She catches her first glimpse of the man behind the superhuman tech prodigy, and he starts to see her as the woman she used to be. But is this a good thing? Once that last secret is revealed, will it bring them closer together or will it tear them apart?

My summary/thoughts:

 Unmasking Maya is about Maya Kirkwood an artist who falls for Derek who is a nerdy workaholic while she installs her artwork for his company.  This wasn't so much of a romance. It felt more like a chick lit novel. There was a lot of flirting and mysteriousness.  This was a short, light read with some warm and fuzziness at the end. The main character has a lot of male issues because of what her father did. Overall, it was a fabulous read.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Follow Friday

Q: Activity! Who do you want to be? If you could choose any character from a book. What do you think that character looks like and what do you have in common?

I have no idea. I'm thinking Chloe from Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe by Shelley Corriell. I think we might have the same optimistic, peppy personality. I think the character looks like Bella Thorne from Disney's Shake It Up. I don't look like Chloe except for Bella's hairstyle with the bangs. I get bangs every winter/spring. :-)
Bella Thorne