Monday, February 28, 2011

The Pace

The Pace (The Pace, 1) by Shelena Shorts, 2009; 302 pages. Source: Contest Win.
Nineteen-year-old Weston has everything. He's super hot, mysterious, dangerous, sincere, and vulnerable. He’s also a one-of-a-kind evolution that will change the idea of immortality forever. Anyone would be drawn to him, even without fate's intervention, and when eighteen-year-old Sophie crashes into him, there's no turning back.

All that remains is figuring out who, or what, he is, and with a little perseverance, she'll find out the indelible truth—right along with a century-old secret...and a threat for which neither of them are prepared.

Intensely fascinating and rich with determination, The Pace brings together romance, mystery, and suspense in a compelling bond that will have readers asking for more.
So I really liked the story and the characters in The Pace, but I almost gave up on finishing it (I'll get to why I nearly didn't finish it later), but I'm glad that I didn't, because I now I want to read book two.

I wasn't too sure if I was going to end up enjoying reading The Pace, especially since I very nearly gave up on it when I was only about forty pages in. I found that what kept me plugging away at the book was the actual story; I was fascinated by the mystery behind Weston's past and the connection between him and Sophie.

The other main reason I was able to finish reading this book was that I really liked the main character, Sophie. I liked that she was a strong take no nonsense kind of girl; plus it was nice seeing a female character that was able to think for herself.

My favorite thing in The Pace, well, that would have to be the flashbacks to the past. They really drew me into the story and made it come alive. I have another favorite scene, its epic, but if I told you anything about it I would be giving away way too much and I don’t want to spoil it for those who haven’t read it yet.

Least favorite thing about this book (sometimes really I hate this part of writing reviews), I felt like some of the characters actions were a little over written. At points it was kind of like reading someone's literal diary of their day, which kind of made it hard to get into at first. But other than that one thing, I ended up really liking this book.

Final Verdict: The Pace may start out kind of slow, but it’s definitely worth reading with a captivating plot and likeable characters.

Be sure to check out Rating Reads in the next couple of weeks for a content rating of The Pace.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

In My Mailbox (78) Otherwise Know as I Was Lucky In Winning Books.

In My Mailbox was started by Kristi of The Story Siren and inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie. Sadly the only books I order are those that are hard to find. The following books are from the library and bookstores.

Contest(s):
Dark Goddess (Billi SanGrael, 2) by Sarwat Chadda, 2011.
Oh My Gosh!!! I am so excited about winning Dark Goddess! I absolutely loved The Devil's Kiss last year and cannot wait to start on Dark Goddess (although, I'll have to re-read book one first). Billi is like one of my all-time favorite characters, I can't wait to read about her latest...adventures.  

A huge thanks goes out to author Kiki Hamilton.

Beauty Queens ARC by Libba Bray, May 24, 2011.
Beauty Queen sounds like it's going to be a great read. I'm definitely looking forward to reading another Libba Bray book, especially with a title and cover like this one has.

A huge thanks goes to Resugo of Resugo Reads.

Matched (Matched, 1) by Ally Condie, 2010.
I had considered trying to read Matched before the last leg of the Breathless Read tour, but have decided to give my attention other books that have been on my TBR the longest. Although, I am really excited about being able to read Matched when I do get the chance.

A huge thanks goes out Michelle of Hooked to Books

Street Magic (Black London, 1) by Caitlin Kittredge, 2009.
It sounds really interesting and different then what I usually read.

This one has definitely peaked my interest, so I'll get to it as soon as I can.

This book doesn't sound like something I'd be comfortable reading, so I'm going to be listing it for trade on my blog later this upcoming week (if you're interested I'm willing to trade it for a finished YA book).

Blood Song (Blood Singer, 1) by Cat Adams, 2010.
So I already read the first few pages of this one and I think I'll probably like it, but I'm really looking forward to actually reading it.

Personal Demons (Personal Demons, 1) by Lisa Desrochers, 2010.
Yes, this is my second copy of it, but Zombie Girrl has already claimed it.

Legacies (Shadow Grail, 1) by Mercedes Lackey & Rosemary Edghill, 2010.
Legacies is another book that i am super excited about winning. Why? Because Mercedes Lackey is one of my favorite authors and because this sounds like a great read.

A huge thanks goes out to the people of Tor Books. I won the last six books from their twitter contest.

Gift:
The Devil's Kiss (Billi SanGreal, 1) by Sarwat Chadda, 2009.
My awesomesauce friends brought me back a surprise from their trip to Raleigh for the Breathless Reads signing, which I missed due to being under the weather. I am soooo happy to have a finished copy of both books, especially since The Devil's Kiss was so very good.

A huge thanks goes out to Ren, Zombie Girrrl, and Holland.

Again my thanks to all the awesome people that I won books from and to my friends for the pick-me up book (you should really go and check out their links, because they all have great sites).

Some many great books that I have absolutely no idea on where to start. At least I have plenty of time to decide while I work on reading down the books that have been on my TBR the longest.

P.S.
If anyone's interested, I would like to trade my copy of Shadowfae for a finished YA book (you can contact me by either email (hauntingorchid (at) aol (dot) com) or by filling out my contact form.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Book Blogger Hop (3)

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jen of Crazy for Books.


"Do you ever wish you would have named your blog something different?"


Nope, I don't think I could've come up with a better name, plus it took me forever to come up with one that I liked.
So what do y'all think of my blog's name?


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Chobits Omnibus Book 1 (volumes 1-4)

Chobits Omnibus Book 1 (volumes 1-4) by Clamp, 2010. 720 pages. Source: Borrowed from library.
Some people buy their personal computers based on style... and in near-future Japan, the hottest style for your "persocom" is shaped like an attractive android! Poor student Hideki, fresh off the farm and trying to get into a Tokyo university, has neither money nor a girlfriend - then finds a persocom seemingly discarded in an alley. Taking the cute robot home and activating it, Hideki finds her affectionate, but amnesiac, able only to say the word "Chi" - and so he names her.
But who is this strange new persocom in his life? Instead of being his digital assistant, Hideki finds himself having to teach Chi how to get along in the everyday world, even while he and his friends try to solve the mystery of her origins. Is she one of the urban-legendary Chobits - persocoms built to have the riskiest functions of all: real emotions, and free will?
On a whole, I didn't care for Chobits and I barely managed to finish reading it. It wasn't that the story wasn't interesting, it was just too weird for my taste (which is saying something because usually I'm like the weirder the better).


While I didn't really enjoy this manga, what kept me reading till the end was that it had a most interesting concept. I thought that the story behind the persocoms and how they were disrupting the normal interactions between people was quite fascinating, especially when you can relate it to how people (including myself) tend to spend more of our time communicating through the internet and texting. It was just very interesting to read about.

On a whole, the artwork wasn't too bad. Although it did seem that sometimes there was just too much going on in the limited space for a couple of the panels, but other than that the art was really nice.

So what I really didn't like about Chobits was that there seemed to be a little too much swearing. Characters, I didn't really like any of them, and it's been so many books since I read it that I can't remember why I didn't care for them, but I didn't.

Final Verdict: Chobits was definitely a...unique read. Maybe not my cup 'o tea, but definitely worth trying if you think you might enjoy it.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wish List Wednesday (35)

Queen of the Dead (A Ghost and the Goth Novel, 2) by Stacy Kade, June 7, 2011.
After being sent back from the light, Alona Dare–former homecoming queen, current Queen of the Dead–finds herself doing something she never expected: working. Instead of spending days perfecting her tan by the pool (her typical summer routine when she was, you know, alive), Alona must now cater to the needs of other lost spirits. By her side for all of this, ugh, “helping of others” is Will Killian: social outcast, seer of the dead, and someone Alona cares about more than she’d like.

Before Alona can make a final ruling on Will’s “friend” or “more” status, though, she discovers trouble at home. Her mom is tossing out Alona’s most valuable possessions, and her dad is expecting a new daughter with his wicked wife. Is it possible her family is already moving on? Hello?! She’s only been dead for two months! Thankfully, Alona knows just the guy who can put a stop to this mess.
Why: Because The Ghost and the Goth more than passed my expectations, plus I'm absolutely dying to know what will happen next. It also doesn't hurt that Will and Alona crack me up because they are such an odd duo.
I NEED to read Queen of the Dead!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (28)

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. To participate, simply do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week my teaser is from The Lucifer Code by Charles Brokaw. I thought this would make a perfect teaser for all book lovers. Hope y'all enjoy it.
Lourds held his hand up in mock surrender. He preffered books, enjoying the smell and the heft of them, as well as the solid link to the past they presented. And a book was more informal than an electronic document. A book was a personal experience for the reader. page 180.

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Lucifer Code

The Lucifer Code by Charles Brokaw, 2010; 368 pages. Source: for review from PR by the Book.
AN ANCIENT MANUSCRIPT HAS REMAINED CONCEALED FOR CENTURIES — WITHIN ITS PAGES LIES THE KEY TO THE MOST UNHOLY SECRET KNOWN TO MANKIND.
 
A sacred brotherhood has sworn, generation after generation, to protect this terrifying truth from those who would use it to unleash doomsday upon mankind.
 
When the unthinkable happens, and the holy scroll is uncovered, the race is on to reveal the true meaning of the cryptic language. Only one man, Dr. Thomas Lourds, the world's foremost scholar of ancient languages, who we first met in the bestselling novel The Atlantis Code, can safely decipher this most deadly scripture.
 
Lourds soon becomes the bait in the most lethal manhunt — knowing he must confront the true face of evil if the world is to be saved...
The Lucifer Code was good and the story had a lot of potential, but sadly this book fell a bit flat for me.
I actually almost didn't finish reading it because I just didn't like the main character Professor Lourds; his character made it really hard for me to get in the book. He was just a very unlikeable guy, plus he came across as...well as a bit of man-ho (and that was within the first two or so pages). So I did something I rarely, if ever do. I went ahead and read the last three pages of the book before deciding if it was worth finishing.

While there were things I didn't like, I really liked how fast paced the book was and the amount of research the author must have done while working on The Lucifer Code.
One of the things I enjoyed about this book would have to be how the story was told mainly from the hero’s perspective, but it was also told from perspective of those who were the opposition (think the ultimate corruptor).

My favorite thing about The Lucifer Code would have to be how all the pieces of the puzzle came together throughout the book. It was very well written and gave you just enough to go on, while still giving you little glimpses of the big picture. 

Unfortunately, this week I found quite a few problems and things I didn't enjoy about my latest read.
I'm not sure if it was just me, but it seemed like a few of the sentences were either missing a word or that maybe the wrong words were used at points, which kind of made it hard for me to truly enjoy because something’s just didn't seem to flow very well. 
If you've read a lot of my reviews you'll notice that one of the biggest book turn offs for me is inappropriate content. So I'm anywhere from 80 to 100 pages into reading this book and I'm thinking to myself that I've finally found an action/thriller read that's not going to force me to have to skip pages. Nope, I wasn't that lucky; I ended up skipping around ten pages.

Final Verdict: An interesting mystery that'll keep you turning the pages. Downside, not really appropriate for anyone under 18.


The Lucifer Code earns 3 out of 5 pineapples.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

In My Mailbox (77) or Library Sale Edition

In My Mailbox was started by Kristi of The Story Siren and inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie. Sadly the only books I order are those that are hard to find. The following books are from the library and bookstores.

Bought at Library Sale:
You Are So Cursed by Naomi Nash, 2004.
Shadows on the Wall (York Trilogy 1) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, 2002.
The Boys Start the War/ The Girls Get Even (Boys Start the War books 1&2) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, 1994.
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky, 1866.
Losing Christina Collection {The Fog, The Snow, and The Fire} by Caroline B. Cooney, 2006.
A Little Class on Murder (Death on Demand 5) by Carolyn Hart, 1989.
Southern Ghost (Death on Demand 8) by Carolyn Hart, 1993. 
Yankee Doodle Dead (Death on Demand 10) by Carolyn Hart, 1999.
The Barker Street Regulars (A Dog Lover's Mystery 11) by Susan Conant, 1998.
Death of a Dreamer (A Hamish Macbeth Mystery 22) by M.C. Beaton, 2007.
The Grilling Season (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, 7) by Diane Mott Davidson, 1997.
The Cat Who Lived High (The Cat Who..., 11) by Lilian Jackson Braun, 1991.
The Cat Who Blew the Whistle (The Cat Who... 17) by Lilian Jackson Braun, 1994.
The Cat Who Sang for the Birds (The Cat Who...20) by Lilian Jackson Braun, 1998.
The Paris Vendetta (Cotton Malone, 5) by Steve Berry, 2009.
The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova, 2009.
Triangle by Katherine Weber, 2006.
The Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer, 2006.
The Book of Lies by Brad Meltzer, 2008.
The Sanctuary by Raymond Khoury, 2007.

Library:
Kitchen Princess volume 1 by Natsumi Ando & Miyuki Kobayashi, 2007.
Fall in Love Like a Comic volume 2 by Chitose Yagami, 2008.
Metamo Kiss volume 1 by Sora Omote, 2007.
Wish volume 1 by Clamp, 2002.
XxxHolic volume 2 by Clamp, 2006.
Angelic Layer volume 1 by Clamp, 2002.

Borrowed:
Fruits Basket volume 17 by Natsuki Takaya
I have the absolute best librarians at my library. Volume 17 of Fruits Basket wasn't in the system at all, and so one of the librarians let me borrow her personal copy (she also says that this is a very important volume). How cool is that! So a big thnk you goes out to her and all the awesome librarians everywhere.

This year I hit the library sale a couple of hours earlier then last time. I found some really interesting mysteries, but sadly they either didn't have very many YA or they hadn't brought them out yet. So this year I got mainly thrillers and mystery books, but I was lucky enough to find some authors that were recommended for those who like Agatha Christie's work (and just about all the books I got were hardbacks). I'm really excited about all the books I found and cannot wait to try the ones I've never read before.

I hope y'all have had a really great week in books too.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wish List Wednesday (34)

The Hollow (The Hollow, 1) by Jessica Verday, 2009.
When Abbey's best friend, Kristen, vanishes at the bridge near Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, everyone else is all too quick to accept that Kristen is dead and rumors fly that her death was no accident. Abbey goes through the motions of mourning her best friend, but privately, she refuses to believe that Kristen is really gone. Then she meets Caspian, the gorgeous and mysterious boy who shows up out of nowhere at Kristen's funeral, and keeps reappearing in Abbey's life. Caspian clearly has secrets of his own, but he's the only person who makes Abbey feel normal again...but also special.
Why: Because The Hollow sounds like an interesting read, plus I have an ARC of The Haunted and can't read it till I read the first book. I also really, I mean really like this cover, I think it's pretty cool looking.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Guest Post with Laura Kreitzer on Phantom Universe and Human Trafficking

Hello Literary-Folk!
My name is Laura Kreitzer, and I’m the author of the Timeless Series and the Summer Chronicles. This week I would like to alert everyone on a colossal crisis that’s gone unnoticed in the world: human trafficking. That’s why I’ve asked hundreds of blogs to be involved with spreading the word on this issue that’s become close to my heart.
As an author, and someone whose life is put in the spotlight, I keep most people at a distance. Only a handful of my friends know the whole me and the events from my past. But this week I’d like
to share with you a part of myself that the outside world doesn’t see (and a part of me I don’t like to share). I was emotionally abused for five years by someone I thought loved me, my mind beaten into submission. Though the turmoil I went through doesn’t penetrate as deep as someone forced into slavery on the worldwide market for human trafficking, I can sadly relate in some ways: imprisoned, my life dictated down to what I wore, ate, where I went, whom I spoke to, where I worked, when I slept, bending to his every whim. He did not sway, even when I cried through some of the more traumatic things he had me do. I was a slave in my own home. In my desperation for freedom, I held out a gun and asked him to just end my suffering. I was desperate.
I can’t even imagine how many women (and men) in the world are in a similar situation. What’s even worse, I had it mild compared to the children that are sold for labor or sex. Surprisingly, the good ol’ U.S.A. is reported to be the host to two million slaves. Did you know this? Because I certainly did not; not until I was preparing to write my newest novel: Phantom Universe. The main character, Summer Waverly, was stolen as a child and sold as a slave to the captain of a modern-day pirate ship. From a loved child who only knew “time-out” as punishment, to being whipped into silence was something I knew nothing about. So I researched deeply into human trafficking and the psychological effects of torture of various types that one would endure in these circumstances. I felt shaken at my findings and knew I had to tell Summer’s story. (Read a sneak peek here.)
A storm began to brew in my mind; transforming, morphing, twisting, and expanding into this massive, black cloud. I had to bring this tragic atrocity to the forefront. My own emotional experiences, mixed with the research I did on human trafficking, made me feel an intense connection with Summer, and to all women who’ve been through this kind of brutality. The cloud ruptured and rained all over
my computer one day. It took one month to write Phantom Universe, the first in the Summer Chronicles. I was so consumed by the story that I wrote nearly nonstop, only breaking for necessary tasks like eating, showering, and occasionally—very occasionally—sleeping.
Though the book I’ve written would be classified as Science Fiction, or as I’d like to call it, Dystopian, the emotions and psychological aspects are not Science Fiction—they're real. Reviewers have said many amazing things about Summer, this character who is so real in my mind and who I cried along with as the words poured from my soul onto my screen.
“I admired Summer's strength and ability to adapt,” says CiCi’s Theories. “I felt tied to her emotions,” Jennifer Murgia, author or Angel Star admits. And Tahlia Newland,
author of Lethal Inheritance, remarks, “Summer is strong and smart in mind [. . .]”
Through her overwhelmingly horrendous past, Summer goes on more than just a physical journey in Phantom Universe, she goes on a psychological one as well; growing beyond her mute state to persevere and survive in a new world beyond the whip she’s so frightened of.
Now that the release date is here, I’m excited and terrified to share this story with everyone. I’m emotionally tied in every way to the words I’ve written, because they’re more than words. More than just a story on a page. Beyond the fictional aspects, there’s a real issue that needs to be addressed: human trafficking must be stopped. We shouldn’t sit idly by while this continues to plague us. Our world’s children—our nation’s children—are being affected. It’s time we take action!
Earlier this month Phantom Universe hit Barnes and Noble’s top 100 Best Selling list. I’ve decided to donate 10% of my sales from Phantom Universe, until the end of
February, to the DNA Foundation.
“DNA hopes to help abolish modern day slavery, deter perpetrators, and free the many innocent and exploited victims. We are committed to forcing sex slavery out of the shadows and into the spotlight.
Freedom is a basic human right and slavery is one of the greatest threats to that freedom. No one has the right to enslave another person.”
—From DNA Foundation’s Website
I ask that you spread the word to everyone you know. Look around on the DNA Foundation website and find a way to get involved in ending human trafficking. Take action today. Everyone has a voice—you have a voice. Will you have the courage to use it?

There's not much that can be said after a guest post like that.

Teaser Tuesday (27)

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. To participate, simply do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This weeks teaser are from The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima. I was going to include two different teasers from this book, but have decided that the second one will now be this weeks quote for my blog. Hope y'all enjoy them both.
Southbridge was the infection that festered under the seemingly healthy skin of the city. You didn't go there at night unless you were big and well armes, and surrounded by big, well-armed friends. page 100-101

Monday, February 14, 2011

Best Foot Forward

Best Foot Forward (companion to Rules of the Road) by Joan Bauer, 2005. 192 pages. Source: My Book Shelf.
In this sequel to the beloved Rules of the Road, Jenna Boller is dripping with newfound maturity after her life-altering summer on the road. She has a job she loves at Gladstone Shoes, a best friend who makes her laugh, and a dysfunctional family she's learning how to handle. Jenna feels ready for anything--until Tanner Cobb, a guy with a past, a police record, and dangerously good looks, walks into her life. Suddenly Jenna's surrounded by crises, including a shoe empire on the verge of crumbling. Tanner's street smarts seem to be what Jenna needs, but can she trust him enough when the going gets tough?
When I first saw Best Foot Forward at the used bookstore, I admit that I had mixed feelings. Especially when I found out that it was a companion to Rules of the Road which just so happens to one of my most beloved books. But on the other hand I was excited to get a chance to reconnect and hear more about Jenna, Mrs. Gladstone and the rest of the characters.
I am happy to let you know that Best Foot Forward was just as good as I hoped it would be and will definitely be making my must re-read list (at some point).
I think what makes Ms Bauer’s writing so good, is that she has the ability to take something that could be either straight out of  someone’s real life (dealing with alcoholism in the family) or the headlines, (like, businessmen who lack any kind business ethics) which both come into play in Best Foot Forward,  
But what really makes Best Foot Forward (and Rules of the Road) a must read would have to be Jenna, the main character. I like her because her personality is so real. It's also nice to read a book that features a pretty leval headed character whose story you can just get caught up in.
I honestly don't read that many contemporary books, but I have been lucky that the few I have chosen to read have been ones that I'd probably in all likelihood read many times, and Best foot Forward was definitely one of those.

Okay, so my favoroite thing about Best Foot Forward would have to be that I got to read more about some of my favorite characters, Jenna and Mrs. Gladstone, along with the new cast additions. I loved how the new and old characters stories combined to make an unforgettable book.
 
Final Verdict: One amazing read, with a  strong, hard-working lead character that you can't help but root for.
Joan bauer is one of my all-time favorite authors, so this will probably came as no big surprise. But I highly recommend giving Rules of the Road and Best Foot Forward (or any of her other books) a try.

Best Foot Forward earns 5 out of 5 pineapples.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Pre-Review: My Soul to Take

My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers, 1) by Rachel Vincent, 2009.

I am currently 100 pages in to reading My Soul to Take and here are my thoughts so far:
So I have finally started My Soul to Take, and so far its pretty good.
I really like the story, but I don't really care for Kaylee. I'm hoping my opinion of her will improve over the rest of the book.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Who's Going to be at The Breathless Reads Book Tour?


I will try to make this as short as possible, so here goes.
Ren, Zombie Girrrl, and I will be attending the Breathless Reads Book Tour when it stops in Raleigh later this month. So my question to you is, will you be there? If so would you be interested in (as Ren and ZG put it) partaking in a book blogger identification thingy (otherwise known as BBIT)?

I am so excited about getting the chance to go and see Kirsten Miller (so getting my Kiki Strike books signed), Ally Condie, Beth Revis, Andrea Cremer, and Brenna Yovanoff. Can't wait!!!

If you are going and would be interested in meeting other book bloggers just fill out the form that's linked below.

Breathless Reads Tour Blogger Form

In My Mailbox (76)

In My Mailbox was started by Kristi of The Story Siren and inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie. Sadly the only books I order are those that are hard to find. The following books are from the library and bookstores.

For Review:
The Deviant by Orren Merton, 2011.
This sounds really interesting, so I'm hoping to get to reading it fairly soon.

A big thanks goes out to author Orren Merton for sending a review copy.

Contest(s):
Daughter of Xanadu by Dorie Jones Yang, 2011.
Daughter of Xanadu has me completely intriqued, especially since I have neer read anything set in this time period. It sounds like a great read and the cover is so cool.

A huge thanks goes out to Tiger of All-Consuming Books.

Library:

Batman: Hush volume 1 by Jeph Loeb, Jim Lee, and Scott Williams, 2003.
I know my TBR is over flowing at the moment, but how could I resist borrowing Batman: Hush volume 1 from the library. I'll probably read it over the weekend.

The Face on the Milk Carton (Janie Johnson, 1) by Caroline B. Cooney,1991.
I admit it, I have looked at this series off and on for a couple of years and have just never gome through with picking it up and reading it. Which is odd since I'm a huge fan of Caroline B. Cooney's and loved everything else of hers I've read, so I just went ahead and checked it out. 

I should really take a break from visiting the library and read down my TBR, but my librarians are just some of the nicest people around that I'd feel bad not stopping by at least twice a week and checking out something. I'm really looking forward to sitting down and reading all of these over the next couple of weeks.

Be sure to stop by next week and see what I found at the big library sale (we got three big paper bags worth of books and only spent $15). Here's a little hint, I found quite a few mystery books by authors that are supposed to be similar to one of my favorite mystery writers.

Is anyone going to be at the Raleigh Breathless Reads Book Tour stop? If you are, please check out this POST.

Hope y'all have had a great book week.

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