Book Review: Forgive my Fins

I finished this book this afternoon. With my bestfriend now four states away I will have a lot more time for reading :(

Enough of my personal life. Forgive my Fins was a very adorable read. When I first read about it online I thought it sounded like a good book, then when my favorite bookstore got it, The Page Turner, I definitly went and bought it :)

Lily is in love. The popular guy, swim team jock, on the news team, cute as can be, funny, flirty, everything she could possibly want in a guy. The fact that she is in love with him doesn't help when he has no clue of it. She has been silently fawning over Broddy for the last three years, and now with only weeks before her eighteenth birthday, she has got to tell him. She is convinced he feels the same, and that once she tells him her secret, they will swim off to her kingdom and live happily ever after.

At least that's what she wants to happen. But her very annoying neighbor, Quince seems to pop up at every chance she has to be alone with Broddy and ruin the moment. Not only does he ruin the moment for her then, but he has also been aggravating her in every way possible for the last three years. She hates him.

Unknown to Lily, Quince doesn't feel the same way about her. During the spring fling dance, he sneaks up on her and kisses her. In Lily's world a kiss is akin to marriage. The kiss forms a bond and now Quince is turning into a mer. Poor guy has no idea what he is in for, but worse than that, she only has weeks left and he has no thrown a huge wrench in her plans.

Taking him with her to Thalassinia, her mermaid kingdom, where her father is the king. Lily is going to have a separation done, and remove the bond. She does not want to spend her life attached to this human. Once there she thinks her daddy will be happy to see her and willingly give her the separation. She is in for a big surprise. Not only does he not grant it but he stipulates that they remain bonded for a week, to test out their new feelings.

After fighting the bond so strongly, Lily eventually begins to realize how Quince feels about her. She starts to question how she feels about him. After years of torture from him, she is getting to see a new side of him, a nice side, romantic even. She doesn't know what she wants anymore. But she will go through with the Separation anyway, it's whats for the best. She still loves Broddy.

Once the bond is removed and Lily goes back home, she realizes that it was never Broddy she loved. She is in love with Quince, but now that the bond has been removed he will be immune to becoming mer and therefore be on land for the rest of his life. Going after him would mean leaving behind her kingdom and staying on land. Lily decides what is best for her and finally she does something for herself, breaks away from being a coward.

This was a a wonderful little book. I would love to have friends of mine read it. It was a magical love story, and I am excited about a sequel!!

Ratings: Number 3 and 2 stars

Forgive my Fins
Tera Lynn Childs

Book Review: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicolas Flammel

So this review has been too long coming. Sorry about that. I started the series about two weeks ago. Usually it wouldn't have taken me but a week to breeze through these, but I have been so busy these past weeks it's ridiculous.

That being said, I finished up the fourth book this morning, The Necromancer. I really enjoyed this series. Reading the reviews on the cover of the book, one said that it was a great read for the post Potter era. I guess I can agree with that. Seeing how this originally came out right after the Harry Potter series made it big :) But at the same time, this series had it's own personality, it came to life on it's own accord with no help from any of the wizarding world of the Happy Potter books.

In the first book the Alychmest, Nicolas and Pernelle Flammel are introduced as well as the twins of legend, Sofie and Josh Newman. The Flammels have been searching for centuries for the twins of legend. While they have come across many sets of twins, have verified the auras, ones of silver and gold, and had the twins awakened. None have ever panned out to be the ones they were searching for, to their, and the worlds disappointment. But Sofie and Josh are different, they don't just have silver and gold auras. They have pure auras. There hasn't been a pure silver aura since Joan of Arc. and the last Pure gold was Midas himself.

Stumbling upon these twins was a great circumstance, but before they have the chance to actually speak to the twins, to explain to them the process, Dee finds the Flammels. Dee is an Immortal, but unlike Nicolas and Pernelle, Dee was made immortal but his Elder masters, which in turn makes him in debt to his master. Dee has been searching for the codex, the book that holds the secrets to all mankind, for centuries. He has been hunting the Flammels for the same amount of time, for they are the guardians of the book.

With Dee attacking, the twins are thrown into a battle between the humani and the Dark Elders. The Dark Elders and the ones that serve them are bent on bringing them back to the earth realm and enslaving the humani. Or using them for food.

With Sofie and Josh newly being awakened, and learning the elemental magics as fast as they can, they are pushed the very edge of exhaustion. Fear that they are losing their minds, and scared they are going to lose each other, they race through time and shadowrealms, trying to save all the humani before everything and everyone they know gets destroyed.

These were great books, and as I finished up book for I was delighted to find out there will be a fifth book out later this year, The Warlock. I am excited!!

Ratings: Number 3 and 3 stars

The Alychemst
The Magician
The Sorceress
The Necromancer
Michael Scott

Update: My absenteeism.

Ok so I know that I have been MIA for like.. a while now. and I am sorry about that. I have had a lot on my plate but I have a few books to blog. You know how I really don't like to blog a book in a series until I have finished the whole series?? Well that is one of the reasons I have been absent. I started the Wake, Fade, Gone trilogy by Lisa McMann.. but haven't been able to get my hands on Gone yet.. argg. Then I started the Need, Captivate, Entice series by Carries Jones, and even though Entice isn't out yet, I can't find Captivate around here. ALSO, I'm reading the Secrets of the Immortal Nicolas Flammel, which is a four book series, and I would have soo been done with it weeks ago but I have been helping my best friend move :( Then of course my Sunday and Tuesday nights are wrapped up in TV land these days.. but only for a few more weeks as the seasons are coming to an end. TrueBlood and Pretty Little Liars have got me hooked.. True Blood for the 3rd season in a row. The final reason I have been behind on my blogging is my writing, yes people I picked it back up. Some of you know that I have been published before, but only in poetry books, and it was years ago. Now I'm going to focus on stories. fiction of course, and I have a great story in my head and I have been putting the pen to paper.. err typing it out ya know. So excuse me for being away, but as soon as I can I will be blogging some more books!!!


Info on the Fallen series by Lauren Kate!!!

So of course like many curious fans out there, I sent a letter to the author of Fallen. I wasn't expecting a response so quick though. I was excited by her reply and I can't wait for the upcoming bookS, yes I said books. There will be four total in this series, how great is that!!!

I posted the who letter in my notes section on the facebook page associated with this blog, check it out and I hope you all enjoy!!! Just click the link below:

Fallen Info


Book Review: Fairy Tale Lust

First thing I'm going to say, if you are under 18 you should not read any farther than this. Since I leave my blog open to everyone since MOST of my reviews are about YA books, I have lots of underage readers. However, this book is definitely NOT an YA book.

Secondly, this was a funny book. It is supposed to hold erotic tales for women, in the fairy tale setting. So that makes it a short story book. Some of the stories were in fact very, very... erotic. But others were just plain dumb, in my opinion anyway. There were a couple that were just so darn cute, about finding your true love, or your true love coming back to you.. with the steamy sex scenes thrown in for good measure.

I'm not sure if I would recommend you go out and buy this book, unless this is something you are into, I got it as a free copy. I found it interesting, but I find most books at least somewhat interesting :) This book has everything from vampires and werewolves, to bondage and gingerbread men, there should be something for everyone in here. I even have one favorite story, In the Dark Woods, by Kristina Wright.

Her story is about angels and the devil, about a faithful wife, a cheating husband and a mistress who doesn't care he is married. I know it's wrong, but this story I liked. But hey, to each their own ;) If you read it I hope you enjoy.

Ratings: Number 2 and 5 stars

Fairy Tale Lust
Kristina Wright


Coming this Winter

This upcoming winter.. I'm not giving more details than that right now, I will be hosting a contest or two on this blog site. The winner(s) will receive signed copies of some of my favorite books of 2010, and a prize pack... Most, if not all, of those books have been blogged on here. The contest will only be for the ones who are following my blog, so make sure you sign up as a follower. I am soo stoked about the contest and I am getting excited to see who all participates. So be ready everyone, winter is just around the corner !!!

- Danielle Thomas

Book Review: Hush Hush

This book came out earlier this year, and for some unknown reason, I have just now picked it up to read. The cover looks enticing, and reading the back cover was intriguing, so I have no excuse why I waited so long to read it. But it was worth the wait, this was a really, really ... really good book :)

Nora is a normal girl, going to high school, having a best friend, doing all the things that normal girls do. At least that's what she tries to do anyway. Things have been hard on her and her mom since her dad was murdered last year, and she has come to the conclusion that the 'presence' she feels sometimes, is her dad watching over her. Her best friend, Vee Sky, is boy and shoe crazy, and the two of them are tied together by the invisible ropes that keep friendships going for many, many years, no matter what, that is the one thing that Nora is thankful for, more than anything.

Patch is a transfer student with a mysterious air about him, and a mysterious past, no one knows anything about him, and when the biology teacher makes them switch partners, and Nora is assigned to learn 'who' Patch is, the word nervous is just a mild way of explaining how she feels.

Elliot has just transferred into their school as well, and after a little digging Nora discovers the reason is so he can run from a very disturbing past. He was a suspect in a murder investigation, the only suspect.  His girlfriend was thought murdered, then later ruled as a suicide. Now all his interest seems to be focused on Nora, and he doesn't like to take no for an answer. As much as this bother Nora, Vee is excited, Elliot's best friend, Jules, is Vee's new love interest, and Jules is almost as elusive as Patch.

Even though Elliot seems to be pursuing Nora, she is not interested in him, and tries to make it perfectly clear. Patch seems to become more and more intense every time they meet, something inside her tells her to run away from him, as fast as she can, but another part of wants to melt into his arms. After Vee is attacked while they are shopping, Nora is convinced that Elliot is up to no good, but Vee is convinced that Patch is behind it.

When the new school shrink, Mrs. Greene, starts to push Nora more and more about staying away from Patch but gives her no explanation why, Nora starts to worry. She has a feeling inside her about Patch that she just can't explain. She really doesn't want anyone to warn her away from him, but at the same time she wants to run as far and as fast from him as she can.

Nora is going to have to choose between Elliot and Patch before this is all over, and her wrong decision could cost her her life, but then again.. she may not have a decision in that... her life as she knows it may be over, things are not as they seem.

Ratings: Number 4 and 3 stars

Hush Hush
Becca Fitzpatrick


Book Review: Linger.

Linger is the second book in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series. And it is just as good as the first one.

Grace was bitten by the wolves, werewolves to be exact, when she was a little girl. Shortly after she was bitten, her dad accidentally left her in the backseat of his car, asleep, in the sweltering heat, and she practically cooked to death. That event in itself is what lead Grace, Sam, and Isabel to believe that it was the extreme heat, the temperature at which her body got, that cured the 'wolf' inside her. Which in turn lead them to inject Sam and Isabel's brother with meningitis, to raise their bodies core temperature higher than it should ever be. Sam survived the experiment, Jack didn't.

It's wintertime now, and Sam is human, has been human the entire time. Even though it's real, he wakes up each morning and walks around in the cold each day, and goes to sleep each night, as a human, it's is still hard for him to accept.

Grace is sick, Grace never gets sick. She has been having dreams about her shifting into a wolf, the wolf she should have been, but never was. Her head hurts, her stomach aches, and she has an on again off again fever, especially at night when the wolves are howling.

Cole was a rock star, lead singer of the band NARKOTIKA, but his life meant nothing to him, he choose to be a wolf, to escape everything he had been constantly already running from. Beck promised him that he would be lost forever once he changed, that's exactly what he wanted... didn't he?

Isabel couldn't forgive herself for Jack's death, it was her fault, no matter what anyone tried to tell her, she knew it was her fault. She was slowly getting more and more lost in a world of self loathing. Until she met Cole, who was finally finding his way out of that very same world.

The 'cure' they found for Sam may not be a cure at all, as Grace gets sicker and sicker, they remember that after a wolf has stopped shifting for about fifteen years, it finally dies. Grace never shifted to her wolf form, but she was still bitten, and it's been about fifteen years now, Grace is dying from not shifting. They need to find a cure, one that will save her life and one that will allow her and Sam to remain together. And they need to do it fast.

This was an awesome book, and I absolutely can not wait for the third one in 2011, Forever. Maggie Stiefvater has done a wonderful job with this series!!

Ratings: Number 4 and 3 stars

Maggie Stiefvater


Update: This thing is awesome, compare your writing...

Soo a favorite author of mine posted this on her Twitter account, and I went ahead and checked it out for myself. It analyzes your writing and compares it to other famous writers, letting you know who you write like. I was impressed. I submitted a few of my posts from here, a few from my other blog, and I put in some of my actual ' writing' , as I am in the middle of kind of writing a story myself :). My results were James Joyce, I got him over 4 times, which is exciting. Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen King and Dan Brown, all of which are GREAT writers. So you guys should head over there and check out your writing style, it was really cool.



Book Review: Radiant Shadows.

The fourth book in the Wicked Lovely series was a great book. Even though the series didn't follow the same main characters throughout each book, it still did the same thing that it seems all series do, to me anyhow, it gets better the deeper into it you get.

Radiant Shadows was about Ani, a halfling. Even though nature should have placed more mortal into her than faery, she got 'lucky' so to speak, and was turned more faery than mortal. She loves it, except for the fact that now that the faeries know what she is, she has to move to the Dark Court and leave behind her sister and brother. Rabbit and Tish, other halflings that have been hiding in the mortal realm with her, away from the High Court.

Devlin was give orders almost fifteen years ago to kill the halfling. Sorcha is the High Queen, and Devlin is her Bloody Hands, he never disobeys his queen. Until then, and until now. Sorcha is so upset about her son, Seth, returning to the mortal world to be with his beloved, Aislinn, that she sends Devlin to go there and stay for awhile. Go to the mortal realm and look after her Seth. While there Devlin sees her, the halfling he was ordered to kill fifteen years prior, and he is drawn to her like he has never been drawn to anyone, mortal or fey. Ani is both.

Bananach gives Ani an order, to kill people she cares about, she can't fulfill this order, and now she is on the run. Her and Devlin run as far as they can, until he gets word that Sorcha has done something terrible in search of her son, and Faerie itself is falling apart, now they have to return. And face War.

Once back inside of Faerie Devlin learns secrets he never thought could exist, and him and Ani, along with Rae, a dream walker, redefine Faerie and begin bringing it back to it's original beauty. They begin doing what need to be done it order to save all the fey, and save both the faery world and the mortal one.

This was a wonderful book!!

Ratings: Number 3 and 3 stars

Radiant Shadows
Melissa Marr


Book Review: Fragile Eternity.

So I have finished books three and four of the Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr, really good books by the way. Usually I wait until I have finished an entire series before I write about the books, but she has made this almost impossible as her books do not follow one specific person, they jump to different characters as the leading lady, so I am forced to blog about each individual book :)

Fragile Eternity wasn't so much about a leading lady as it was about Seth deciding that his mortal weakness was just too little too much for him to remain by Aislinn's side anymore, and he decided to do whatever it took to change that fact. Either he was going to become Faery or die, but he had to try. He wasn't going to give his woman to Keneen without  a fight, of some soft.

After all the faeries he knows and trusts turn his request down, Bananach, War personified, decides that Seth's becoming faery actually has some benefit to her, so she brings him to her sister, the High Queen, Sorcha. Who makes the trade, she give Seth his faery abilities, in trade he has to stay with her for one month in Faerie out of every eleven he is in the mortal realm. But Sorcha has an alternative motive, she has always wanted a son.

Seth now is faery, but his one month Faerie is actually six months in the mortal realm and no one has heard anything from him, Aislinn has all but given up hope of his disappearance, and has finally given Keneen leave to try and make her love him, the Summer King.

When Seth returns, Keneen is devastated and flees, leaving behind Aislinn to rule the Summer court alone. Bananach still has not gotten her war, and Seth is more confused than ever, he did all this to be closer to Aislinn yet it seems to have pulled them further apart.

Really good book, I definitely recommend it to all my friends :)

Ratings: Number 3 and 3 stars

Fragile Eternity
Melissa Marr


Smart Chics Tour.... I'm more than a little excited.

I will be attending the Signing in Houston on September 14th at Barnes and Noble, I really hope to see some of you there, this is going to be absolutely awesome!!!!

Smart Chicks Tour - Toronto

Date: Saturday, September 25, 2010
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: CHAPTERS - Brampton, ON
Street: 52 Quarry Edge Drive
City/Town: Brampton, ON

Description: Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl & Jeri Smith-Ready

Smart Chicks Tour - Cincinnati, OH

Date: Friday, September 24, 2010
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Joseph-Beth
Street: 2692 Madison Road

Description: Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Margaret Stohl, Jessica Verday & Jeri Smith-Ready

* Kami Garcia will be there to sign.
Smart Chicks Tour - Dayton, OH

Date: Thursday, September 23, 2010
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: BOOKS & CO: AT THE GREENE Dayton, OH
Description: Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Jackson Pearce, Kami Garcia & Jennifer Lynne Barnes

* Margaret Stohl will be there to sign.
Smart Chicks Tour - Dayton, OH

Date: Thursday, September 23, 2010
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: BOOKS & CO: AT THE GREENE Dayton, OH

Description: Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Kelley Armstrong, Jackson Pearce, Kami Garcia & Jennifer Lynne Barnes

* Margaret Stohl will be there to sign.
Smart Chicks Tour - 2nd Stop Houston, TX

Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Site TBD - Hosted by Blue Willow Books

Description: Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Holly Black, Sarah Rees Brennan, Margaret Stohl & Cassandra Clare

* Kami will be there for the signing.
Smart Chicks Tour - Houston, TX

Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Street: Woodlands Mall - 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr. #3008

Description: Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Alyson Noel, Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Kami Garcia & Rachel Vincent

* Margie will be there for the signing.


Book Review: Ink Exchange

Ink Exchange is the second book in the Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr. I liked this one just as much, almost a little bit more that the first one. I guess that comes with the territory with almost all series, the more you read into them the better the books get.

Leslie is Aislinn's friend, the have been friends as long as they can remember, but lately Leslie's life has fallen apart. Even though no one knows it, she puts on a good face, she doesn't let anyone know, even Aislinn. Her mom took off, leaving her with her drunk dad and druggie brother.

After her brother decides to drug her and use her body as a payment to some of his druggie friends, Leslie has had enough. Her life is her own and she needs to take it back, take back control. She decides that the first step is to get a tattoo.

After spending months and months she finally decides on the tattoo she wants. Unfortunately she doesn't know that this particular tattoo comes with a cost. The ink used for this tattoo with attach her and the King of the Dark Faeries. She will provide him a way to feed off not only the faeries but mortals now too. Ever since the Summer Court found their Queen, and Beria was destroyed, the Dark Faeries have been suffering, becoming weak. They live off the suffering of others, the fear and emotions that others put off. Now Leslie is going to give him more of what he needs, only she doesn't know it yet.

Niall is determined to keep Leslie safe. He has been advisor and friend to Keenan for over nine centuries, and he has helped Keenan finally bring peace to his Kingdom. Niall has not always been a Summer Farey, but he is determined to never become what he once was, even though he is falling in love with Leslie. He will denounce his Kingdom before he will let anything happen to her.

Once Leslie realizes what is happening to her, it is almost to late to stop it, Niall has found a way to save her. Once the connection is broken Niall thinks she will come to him, be with him, but Leslie has other plans of her own, ones that don't include any faeries at all.

This being the second book made me definitely look forward to the third, I can't wait to read it!!!!

Ratings: Number 3 and 3 stars

Ink Exchange
Melissa Marr

Book Review: Wicked Lovely

So Wicked Lovely is technically the first book in a series my Melissa Marr. However, it is one of those series that doesn't necessarily go back to back. Each book coincides with the others, but the main character is different and the story is different. I like it, it's different.

The first book Wicked Lovely is about the Summer Court, the summer faeries, and the Summer King, Keenan. The Summer King has been searching for over nine centuries for his queen. Even though he is a king, he is not in full power yet. His mother, Beria, the Queen of the Winter Court, had is powers bound when he was born, so that her court would rule with a higher power than the summer, and the world would suffer through the cold longer.

After searching and failing for hundreds of years, Keenan believes he has finally found his Queen. Aislinn has always seen the faeries, has always hid the fact that she can see them. Her grandmother told her at a very young age to never let them know she can see them, it is dangerous. So when she sees a Court Faery start to follow her, she starts to worry. She has never let them know she can see them, then he puts on his human glamour and approaches her, so that he is visible to all humans. She is terrified. Keenan knows now that he has definitely found his Queen.

As Aislinn accepts her role of Queen, the love of her life, Seth is also put into the world of faeries, as a mortal. And because of the hatred of Beria, Seth almost dies. Aislinn manages to hold onto what she wants of her humanity, but learns to rule a kingdom, one that hasn't had a Queen in over 9 centuries.

I really liked this book a lot, and I'm really glad that it is a series, with a fifth in the series coming out soon. :)

Rating: Number 3 and 3 stars

Wicked Lovely
Melissa Marr

Book Review: 13 to Life: A Werewolf Tale

This was a great book. Shannon Delany is a breakout artist. What surprised me the most about this book, was the fact that this is her first piece of work, it came out at a time when the werewolf/vampire genre is at it's peak, and it's good. Good enough to rate right up there with the rest of the ones that I put on the top shelf of my book cabinet. ( Only the really good ones go on the top shelf ).

Jessie's life took a turn for the worse when her mother was killed last year. But instead of making it turn her into the hateful suicidal person everyone thinks she's going to be, she takes the death and tries to make it turn her into a better person. Forgiving the one who killed her mom, nursing that person back to health and becoming her best friend is only the beginning.

When the new guy gets to town Jessie's goodwill is tested. He infatuation with the start football player is put to the test too, after years of silently drooling over the hot jock, he is finally starting to pay attention to her. Then in step the wicked cheer squad to ruin everything. And all of a sudden the hottie has nothing to do with her anymore, but that still hasn't stopped the new guy.

With Jessie's patience worn just about to nothing, Pietr has pursued Jessie since he walked in the door, making it as obvious as possible. But with her should be mortal enemy turned best friend wanting to date him. Jessie is at a loss, especially when she realizes that she is wanting him to pursue her.

Finding love after her loss is not easy, and trying to give it up is even harder. But in the end will it make her a monster?

Like I said, this was a great book, I loved every minute that I was reading it. Shannon Delany will do amazing things. I am more than looking forward to the next in this series!!!!

Rating:Number 3 and 3 Stars

13 to Life: A Werewolf Tale
Shannon Delany