Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Books Read In March!

Here is a list of the books I read in March:
32. The Hunger Games By: Suzanne Collins
33. Kin By: Holly Black
34. Zombie Blondes By: Brian James
35. Girlwood By: Claire Dean
36.  3 Willows By: Ann Brashares 
37.  You Are So Undead To Me By: Stacey Jay
38. Cycler By: Lauren McLaughlin
39. Eyes Like Stars By: Lisa Mantchev
40. Something, Maybe By: Elizabeth Scott
41. City Of Glass By: Cassandra Clare
Only 10 books last month. :(
Here are my other posts for books I read over the months here are the links to the January and February posts

-Senfaye :)

Teaser Tuesday #2

Sorry I didn't do this last week! I am going to give a few quotes from the many different books to make up for the fact that I was bad last. (More like REALLY lazy!)

Teaser Tuesday was created by Jenn at Should Be Reading. Link: http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/2008/07/29/new-teaser-tuesdays/ 

Rules: *Grab your current read.
*Let the book fall to a random page.
* Share with us two "teaser" sentences, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
* You also need to share the title of the book you are getting the "teaser" from...that way people can have a great book recommendations if they like the " teaser" you have given.
*Please avoid SPOILERS!

From Suite Scarlett By: Maureen Johnson
"She said,'Don't you have a second dress?' I kept waiting for her to laugh, to show that it was some kind of weird joke. But she didn't. She said, ' You've worn that every time I have seen.' An she smirked and walked away." p. 196

From Wake By: Lisa McMann
"It's quiet at the nursing home. The residents are all tucked in their beds, doors closed. Janie fills out charts at the front desk. She is alone." p. 136

From The Felloship Of The Ring By: J.R.R. Tolkien 
" With that he sprang nimbly, and then Frodo noticed as if for the first time, though he had always known it, that the Elf had no boots, but wore light shoes, as he always did, and his feet made a littl imprint in the snow." p. 292

Hopefully I won't be lazy from now on! Anyway I am hopefully going to finish Suite Scarlett soon and then I will review it!

-Senfaye :)

City Of Glass

Title: City Of Glass      By: Cassandra Clare     Publisher: Simon Pulse        Number Of Pages: 560


Summary: To save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City Of Glass, the ancestral home of Shadowhunters – never mind that enter-ing the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown into prison by Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight. As Clary uncovers more about her family’s past, she finds an ally with a mysterious Shadow-hunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadowhunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can the Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he’s willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City-whatever the cost? Love is a mortal sin and the secrets of the past prove deadly as Clary and Jace face down Valentine in the final installment of the New York Times bestselling trilogy The Mortal Instruments.


Review: WOW! This book is amazing..words can’t even describe how phenomenal this book is!!! You know how when you are on a roller coaster and you are scared of what is going to happen and after it is over oddly enough you want to go back on? Well that is exactly how City of Glass makes you feel!!! It was an emotional roller coaster ride. I think it is even better than City Of Bones and City Of Ashes..which they are so amazing that it is tough to say that but it truly is. I am so sad that it is the last book in one of the best trilogies I have ever read but that just gives me another reason to want to read The Clockwork Princess. If I graded books I would give it 100,000,000,000 out of 5..lol! Anyway if you haven’t read this series yet, you NEED to go out and buy it!!!

I recommend this book if you like the first two books, romance, action, and overall an amazing book!       

Thursday, March 26, 2009


I got the Zombie Chicken award from one of the greatest people Reverie aka V!

The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken - excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all … 

In order to stop the zombies chickens from coming after me I am going to nominate 5 blogs!

1.  Michelle at Eternal and Irrepressible Freshness Link: http://mzink.blogspot.com/
2. Catt at Dreamer Reader (She is an amazing, cool, awesome, fantastic person and blogger!)
3. Shalonda at Shalonda's book Blog  Link: http://shalondasblog.blogspot.com/
4. Nancy at The Ravenous Reader Link: http://lushbudgetproduction.blogspot.com/
5. Adele at The Persnickety Snark Link: http://persnicketysnark.blogspot.com/

P.S. I am almost done with City Of Glass so expect a review in a few days!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Sorry I haven't posted since Monday!!! I have been REALLY busy! I will try and finish Suite Scarlett soon so I can post my review. Anyway sorry!!!!

-Senfaye :)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Guess Which Author Answer!

For those of you who guessed Scott Westerfeld are correct!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

In Bed With Books Interview!

Liviana just posted my mini march interview so check it out! On the second questions " When did you start your blog?" I had written "I think two weeks ago." That is when I first started,  it has now been two months! Here is a link to her blog: http://inbedwithbooks.blogspot.com/
-Senfaye :)

I got something special in the mail yesterday!

I didn't get any books this week but I did get something really special in the mail! I got the City Of Glass postcard for the book signing. I am super excited to get to meet Cassandra Clare and Lisa McMann in person!!! I haven't read anything by Lisa McMann yet but I plan too. The post card looks like this: 
Isn't it awesome! 

Senfaye :)
P.S. Lenore is having an amazing contest where she is giving away 11+ books. Link: http://presentinglenore.blogspot.com/2009/03/book-giveaway-penguin-prize-pack-11-ya.html

Saturday, March 21, 2009

WOW! Another Award...

WOW!!!! Let me just say that this is a major shock that I got another award! Thank you so much Christina! Link to her wonderful blog: http://www.insertbooktitle.blogspot.com/
1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate up to 10 blogs which show great attitude and/or gratitude!
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have recieved this award.
5. Remember to link to the person from whom you recieved your award.

My nominees are:

1. Reader Rabbit Link: http://readerrabbit.blogspot.com/
4. Speedreader and Audrey Link: http://myfavoriteauthor.blogspot.com/
8. Katie or KD Link: http://kdslibrary.blogspot.com/

Thanks again Christina!
-Senfaye :)

Friday, March 20, 2009

Something, Maybe

Title: Something, Maybe          Author: Elizabeth Scott            Publisher: Simon Pulse             Number Of Pages: 217


Summary From Jacket Flap: I wonder what it would be like to do high school things. To go out on the weekends. To kiss a guy. To have a normal life. A real one. Everyone thinks their parents are embarrassing, but Hannah knows she’s got them all beat. Her dad made a fortune showcasing photos of pretty girls and his party lifestyle all over the internet, and her mom was once one of her dad’s girlfriends and is now the star of her own website. After getting the wrong kind of attention for way too long, Hannah has mastered the art of staying under the radar..and that’s just how she likes it. Of course, that doesn’t help her get noticed by her crush. Hannah’s sure that the gorgeous, sensitive Josh is her soul mate. But trying to get him to notice her; wondering why she suddenly can’t stop thinking about another guy, Finn ; and dealing with her parents make Hannah feel like she’s going crazy. Yet she’s determined to make things work out the way she wants-only what she wants may not be what see needs…. Once again, Elizabeth Scott has created a world so painfully funny and a cast of characters so heartbreakingly real that you’ll love being a part of it from unexpected start to triumphant finish.


Review: I have never read anything by Elizabeth Scott before but I want to read every book she has written now! I loved Something, Maybe because I felt like I was there with Hannah experiencing what she was experiencing and because the writing was fantastic. I loved the characters and I think they are really well developed . It was a really great love story that I think I will have my friends read because it is really, really good! I hope there is a sequel. Overall I think that it is an awesome love story.

I recommend this book if you like romance, Elizabeth Scott novels, and Young Adult novels.

Another thing, YA Reads is having a contest where they are giving away an ARC of City Of Glass By: Cassandra Clare. Here is a link: http://www.yareads.com/ 

I am also wondering if I should place ads on my blog to pay for the books I review. What are your thoughts on the subject?

-Senfaye :)

Two Really Cool Things!

Iryna over at a Garden Of Books thought of a REALLY cool Meme! Here is a link to her fantastic blog: http://gardenofbooksa.blogspot.com/ The Meme is called Guess Who. Every friday she is going to give five clues about a certain author and you have the whole weekend to think of who it is. Then on Monday I will post who it is. Today I am going to try it out! 
Here are my questions:
1. This is a male author.
2. He mainly writes young adult science-fiction novels.
3.  He was born in Dallas, Texas.
4. He is married to another young adult author.
5. Two of his books were named as Best Books for Young Adults in 2006.

By the way I just wanted to let you know that Cyn Balog is giving a signed copy of her book Fairy Tale and some really cute fortune cookie necklaces. So if you want to enter go here: http://cyn2write.livejournal.com/

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Eyes Like Stars

Title: Eyes Like Stars       Author: Lisa Mantchev       Publisher: Feiwel & Friends       Number Of Pages: 352     Publisher: Feiwel & Friends


Summary: All the worlds her stage. Beatrice Shakespeare Smith is not an actress, yet she lives in a theater. She’s not an orphan, but she has no parents. She knows every part, but she has no lines of her own. Until now. Welcome to the Théâtre Illuminata, where the characters of every play ever written can be found behind the curtain. They were born to play their parts, and are bound to the Théâtre by The Book-an ancient and magical tome of scripts. Bertie is not one of them, but they are her family-and she is about to lose them all and the only home she has ever known. Lisa Mantchev has written a debut novel that is dramatic, romantic, and witty with an irresistible and irreverent cast of characters who are sure to enchant the audience.



Review: I absolutely loved Eyes Like Stars! It is a fantastic debut novel that I will read again and again. The characters were well developed and had their own personalities. The setting was awesome and I wish I could live in the Théâtre with Bertie. It is romantic, dramatic, and witty exactly as the summary says. Moth, Mustardseed, Cobweb, and Peaseblossom were hilarious and they each had very different personalities. Peaseblossom was the little lady and the boys were funny and daring. I loved how Bertie changed her hair color every so often also. All in all I love this book and will treasure it always.

I recommend this book if you like the theater, fairies, ever changing hair colors, plays, young adult novels, and romance.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I Don't If This Will Become A Regular Thing Or Not...

Today I have decided to do the Teaser Tuesday thing. Teaser Tuesday was created by Jenn at Should Be Reading. Link: http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/2008/07/29/new-teaser-tuesdays/

Rules: *Grab your current read.
*Let the book fall to a random page.
* Share with us two "teaser" sentences, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
* You also need to share the title of the book you are getting the "teaser" from...that way people can have a great book recommendations if they like the " teaser" you have given.
*Please avoid SPOILERS!

I have decided to give two sentences for both Eyes Like Stars By: Lisa Mantchev and Beastly By: Alex Flinn.

From Eyes Like Stars By: Lisa Mantchev 

"Their being merciful in my opinion," said Bertie. "The trouble is that I don't think it's possible for you to die." (p. 232)

From Beastly By" Alex Flinn

Sloane was reaching out, as if to touch my hairy face. "I've got to get out of here." (p. 60)

If you think I should make this a regular thing comment below and tell me!

-Senfaye :)

Guess What!

Guess what!!!! I won an ARC of Wings! I am sooo happy! I got an email this morning from Elizabeth Scott saying that I won.  You can enter in her other contests for the countdown to Something,Maybe here: http://elizabethwrites.com/blog/index.php 

-Senfaye :D

Monday, March 16, 2009

What are you reading?

This is very random but I would love to know what you are reading right now. Right now I am reading Eyes Like Stars By: Lisa Mantchev and Beastly By: Alex Flinn. Anyway I got the idea from Sharon at Sharon Loves Books and Cats. Link: http://sharonlovesbooksandcats.blogspot.com/ . 
-Senfaye :)

Saturday, March 14, 2009


Title: Cycler                 Author: Lauren McLaughlin                         Publisher: Random House                 Number Of Pages: 250      



Summary from jacket flap: Jill McTeague is your average smart senior trying to get her dream date to ask her to prom. Of course, those monthly blood transfusions aren’t exactly average-but it’s not like she’s got anything fatal. What no one knows, except for Jill’s parents-who live in constant fear of the secret getting out-is that for four days Jill is out each month, she’s not having blood transfusions. In fact, she’s not even Jill on those days. For four days of every monthly cycle, Jill becomes Jack, a boy-complete with all the parts-and Jack has to live out his days as a prisoner in Jill’s bedroom. But Jack’s personality has been gaining strength over the years since the cycling began. He is growing more rebellious and less content with his confinement, while at the same time his cycles are becoming more frequent. Now Jill’s question about the prom isn’t simply who she will go with, but who will she be when the big night arrives? Author Lauren McLaughlin captures to perfection the voices of ordinary good-girl Jill and defiant bad-boy Jack in this surprisingly humorous, thoroughly suspenseful, and ultimately fascinating first novel.



Review: Cycler was definitely interesting. It starts off in Jill’s perspective and then Jack’s. I found some parts to be hilarious and other parts to be a little more adult than it should be. There isn’t much for me to say about Cycler. I liked it but I hated Jack he was the most annoying person ever! He was just a nuisance and I hated him more and more every chapter that was in his perspective. Sometimes he was funny but most of the time I wish that he would turn back into Jill already. All in all the only bad part of the book in my opinion is Jack.

I recommend this book if you like young adult novels,  high school novels, prom, weird parents, and girls turning into guys. 

-Senfaye :P

P.S. Christina at Insert Book Title Here is giving away a copy of Hunted By: P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. US Only.


Eyes Like Stars

My mom just got back from the getting the mail and had a package with my name on it! In it contained my very first ARC!!!! The ARC just so happened to be Eyes Like Stars By the amazing Lisa Mantchev. I screamed when I saw it. I have wanted this book for a long,long,long time and now I have it!!!!! I am the happiest person in the world right now. I can't wait to read it.
Thanks Lisa!!! You are an amazing person!

-Senfaye :D

I went to Borders and bought some books!

Yesterday I went to Borders and I had a HUGE stack of books, unfortunatley I only had $ 24 to spend. Here are the books I got:
1. Midnighters #1: The Secret Hour By: Scott Westerfeld  (I have had this on my wish list for a while)
2. Frogs& French Kisses By: Sarah Mlynowski (I Loved Bras&Broomsticks and heard this one is even funnier!)
Those are the two I bought my Bubba (grandmother) bought me:
1. You Are So Undead To Me By: Stacey Jay 

By the way Iryna nominated me for the "I Love Your Blog" award! Thanks Iryna, I don't know if I am supposed to nominated more blogs or not can someone tell me?

-Senfaye :)

You Are So Undead To Me

Title: You Are So Undead To Me       Author: Stacey Jay       Publisher: Razor Bill                                      Number Of Pages: 263


Summary From Back Of Book: Q: How many zombies does it take to ruin a social life?

A: Not Many.


Megan Berry is a Zombie Settler by birth, which means she’s part-time shrink to a whole bunch of semi-dead people with killer issues. All Megan wants is to go to homecoming, but when you’re trailed by a bunch of slobbering corpses whenever you leave the house, it’s kinda hard to score a date. Let’s just say Megan’s love life could use some major resuscitation. Megan’s convinced her life can’t get any worse-until someone in school starts using black magic to turn average, angsty Undead into scary, hardcore flesh-eating Zombies. Now it’s up to Megan to stop the Zombie apocalypse. Her life-and more importantly, the homecoming dance-depends on it.



Review:  I bought this book at Borders yesterday just because they had it. It turned out to be an amazing! I loved all the characters and the plot and everything about it. I found it so interesting that Stacey Jay came up with her own zombie lore. Zombie come out of their graves only if they didn’t get to do something before they died and it bothers them. The only way they will attack is if someone used black magic and raised them and sent them after a specific person but they are drawn to open wounds or blood. I also liked how the settlers had magical spells to fight off zombies if they absolutely need too. Over all I loved this book and maybe you will too.

I recommend this book if you like zombies, young adult novels, romance, magical spells, and a little mystery. 

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I Just Got Nominated For "The I Love Your Blog" Award!!!!

Thank you soooo much Bookworm! Your blog is amazing! Link to her fantastic blog:  http://bookwormbooklovers.blogspot.com/

Here are the rules: 
1. Add the logo of the award to your blog.
2. Add a link to the person/people who awarded it to you.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Add links to those blogs to your blog.
5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blog.

I love sooo many blogs and it is really hard to decide which one to nominate. Here are my nominees:
Bookworm http://bookwormbooklovers.blogspot.com/ - She has an amazing blog and I thought I would give it back to her.

Iryna http://gardenofbooksa.blogspot.com/- She has great reviews!

Mrs. Magoo  http://www.mrsmagooreads.com/- She is awesome all the way around.

Lizzie http://bookworm0440.blogspot.com/- I love her reviews!

Steph http://reviewerx.blogspot.com/- Her blog is fanatstic.

Amy http://addictedtobooks1993.blogspot.com/- Love her reviews and interviews!

Thank you again Bookworm!!!!

-Senfaye :D

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

3 Willows

 Title: 3 Willows              Author: Ann Brashares                    Publisher: Delacorte Press              Number Of Pages: 319



Summary: Summer is a time to grow


Polly has an idea she can’t stop thinking about, one that involves changing a few things about herself. She’s setting her sights on a more glamorous life, but it’s going to take all of her focus. At least that way she won’t have to watch her friends moving so far ahead.


Jo is spending the summer at her family’s beach house, working as a bus girl and bonding with the older, cooler girls she’ll see at high school come September. She didn’t count on a brief fling with a cute boy changing her entire summer. Or on feeling embarrassed by her middle school friends. And she didn’t count on her family at all….


Ama is not an outdoorsy girl. She wanted to be at an academic camp, doing research in an air-conditioned library, earning As. Instead, her summer scholarship lands her on a wilderness trip full of flirting teenagers, blisters, impossible hiking trails, and a sad lack of hair products.

It is a new summer. And a new sisterhood. Come grow with them.


Review: When I first started the 3 Willows I couldn’t get into it. I kept telling myself that I had to finish it and I am glad I did.  Part of the reason I didn’t like 3 Willows at first is because Ama was really whiny and the book switched to her perspective a lot. Another reason I didn't like it was because the book was a little hard to follow since I haven’t read The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants. While I didn’t like Ama I thought that Jo and Polly were really good characters. Near the end of the book Ama finally stopped whining and actually enjoyed the rest of her trip. All in all the book was great except for Ama at the middle of the book.

 I recommend this book if you like the Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants series, Ann Brashares, summer, young adult novels, and best friends.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Interview: Carrie Jones!

Favorite Season?

Spring. I am usually very psyched that winter is over and in Maine winter last forever.

Favorite Book?


Favorite Place to eat out?

Cleonice, which is this Mediterranean bistro type place on Main Street in my town. They have tapas. I heart tapas.

Favorite TV Show?


I know! I know! That totally reveals my geek-i-tude

Favorite Movie?

I can't play favorites. I feel like I'd hurt too many movies' feelings, but right now I am currently loving up anything with Cary Grant, which means it's in black and white, and all lovey-dovey in an old-fashioned way.

Favorite Song?

Oh! This is soooooo hard. I love old-fashioned songs and random disco songs and old Marvin Gaye songs and old punk and I am so all over the place. Right now my favorite song is The Chicken Dance, just because my nana (who is 98) still gets up and does it. You have not lived

 until you see a 98-year-old chicken dance.

Favorite Website?

Cute Overload

Favorite Flower?


Favorite Shampoo?

This Organic Vanilla shampoo

Favorite actress/actor?

I am currently into Cary Grant, who is dead I think. 

Questions about writing:
Are you writing any other young adult novels after the NEED series?

Yes. Gosh! I mean, I hope so!

I write contemporary young adult novels, too. I hope publishers keep buying them. That's my big fear. I actual have a back-up of novels that my agent hasn't submitted to publishers yet. 

What type of books do you like to read when you are writing?

Poetry. Contemporary poetry that doesn't rhyme usually or really cheap mystery novels, you know the kind you can get at the grocery store.

Do you listen to music while you write?

All the time. Unless I'm having a super hard time focusing. It's hard for me to write without music.


Questions about the author:

If you could be any mythical creature what would you be?

A Silvan Elf, I think. I like the whole living in the trees thing.

Do you have any phobias like Zara in NEED?

I am really afraid of downhill skiing and somewhat afraid of the dentist.

If you created an ice cream flavor what would it be called?

Yummy yummy in your tummy

Where would your dream vacation be?

It would be one of those round-the-world type adventures for a year and I would spend a month in each place and the places would include:

Bali/Brazil/Scotland/Ireland/Senegal/France (south)/France (Paris)/Moravia/Hawaii/Costa Rica/Tibet/Thailand

Do you play video games and if so what do you play?

I STINK at video games. I can't even talk about it - it's just that horrifying.

What is your weirdest work experience?

Riding around with a police officer to get background information for a story and listening to his stories and going into this deserted old town office during a call. Very fun and very creepy.

When you were little did you want to be a writer or something else?

I wanted to be assassinated while bringing peace to Northern Ireland, and then I wanted to be a private investigator and then I wanted to be a human rights attorney. I was a weird kid.

Oh! I also wanted to be a cryptozologist and find Bigfoot. I had a crush on Bigfoot.

What is the most recent book you have read?

Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith

How many states have you traveled through?

Oh, gosh, I have to count.... Not counting airplane landings - 21. 

If you could live in a certain book what would it be and why?

I'd live in the Harry Potter books because I just love the thought of magic happening everywhere and people not knowing about it (if I was a Muggle) or the thought of being a wizard and fighting against evil. I like that the evil is so clear cut. Plus, polyjuice potion? So cool....

Thanks Carrie!


Sunday, March 8, 2009


Title: Girlwood            Author: Claire Dean              Publisher: HMCo                     Number Of Pages: 246




Summary From Jacket Flap: Deep in the woods, surrounded by a wall of thorns, is a grove of larch trees called Girlwood. Few know how to find it: Only Baba, an old grandmother who understands the power hidden within wild plants. And Bree, a reckless teenager, who runs away from home one dark autumn night. And Polly, the younger sister, whom Baba loves and Bree leaves. Polly, who can see the light and colors of all living things. Girlwood  A place where fairies live and wolves prowl. A place where Polly and her friends can build their own shelter and control their own fire. But can Polly and the girls of Girlwood save Polly’s sister Bree? Can they save the grove from developers? Can they save the magic within themselves? In Girlwood, anything is possible.



Review: Girlwood was great but not my favorite book of all time. It was interesting to see  how Polly and her parents moved on after Bree disappeared. I cried twice, it was a very sad story. They characters were well developed and my favorite character is Baba. She was funny and didn’t care what other people thought of her even if they thought she was evil. All in all Girlwood was a fun, interesting book that made me want to go into the woods with a couple of friends and build a shelter of my own.


I recommend this book if you like the woods, romance, family, friends, funny grandmothers named Baba, and wolves.  


Saturday, March 7, 2009

Books I got this week from the library and Barnes&Noble!

This week I went to the Library and this is a list of the books I got:
1. Zombie Blondes By: Brian James 
2. Kin By: Holly Black
3. Beastly By: Alex Flinn
4. Gone By: Michael Grant
5. Paper Towns By: John Green
6. Rogelia's House Of Magic By: Jamie Martinez Wood
7. Cycler By: Lauren McLaughlin
8. Girlwood By: Claire Dean
9.  Lamplighter By: D.M. Cornish
10. Eon: Dragoneye Reborn By: Alison Goodman
11.  The Red Necklace By: Sally Gardner

From Barnes&Noble:
1. 13 Little Blue Envelopes By: Maureen Johnson

Zombie Blondes

Title: Zombie Blondes         Author: Brian James         Publisher: Feiwel & Friends        Number Of Pages: 232



Summary From Jacket Flap: From the moment Hannah Sanders arrived in town , she felt there was something wrong. A lot of houses were for sale, and the town seemed infected by an unearthly quiet, and then, on Hannah’s first day of classes, she ran into a group of cheerleaders- the most popular girls in school. The odd thing was that they were nearly identical in their appearance: blonde, beautiful, and deathly pale. But Hannah wants desperately to fit in- regardless of what her friend Lukas is telling her: if she doesn’t watch her back, she’s going to be blonde and popular and dead- just like all the other zombies in this town…



Review: I got this book at the library because of the title. I hadn’t even read the summary.  It turned out to be very good. My problem with it though is that Hannah’s love interest in the story fell in love with her when he was walking her home and they suddenly just kissed like they had been dating for a while even though they had just met. The book ended on a bad note and I wonder if Brian James is writing a second book because I would really like to know what happens next.



I recommend this book if you like zombies, young adult novels, and blondes that are beautiful.


Friday, March 6, 2009

The Good Neighbors: Book One Kin

Title: The Good Neighbors       Author: Holly Black   Illustrator: Ted Naifeh         Publisher:Graphix    Number Of Pages:117 

Summary From Jacket Flap: The Human Realm and The Faerie Realm have always been good neighbors. Rue Silver's life isn't at all what it appears to be. Her mother has disappeared and her father is being blamed for murder. Is her guilty? Or is there another truth beneath it all? Rue digs deeper into her family's past and makes a startling discovery: Her mother is a faerie, and she has vanished back into the faerie realm because of a broken promise. In order to get her back, Rue must plunge into the depths of her own identity- and must follow the sinister twists of her own fate. As she did so masterfully in The Spiderwick Chronicles and her novels Tithe, Valiant, and Ironside, Holly Black creates a mysterious, dark world full of threat, romance, and illusion.... this time matched by the amazing imagination of graphic artist Ted Naifeh. Beware: The Faerie realm is about to crash into our own. 

Review: This book was beautifully illustrated by Ted Naifeh. I found that I couldn't stop reading. I had to know what happened next. The story was really fast paced and full of suspense. One of Rue's friends Justin was hilarious! I always wanted to have The Sight and I almost felt like I had The Sight while reading this great graphic novel. 

I recommend this book if you like faeries, urban fantasy, and young adult novels.

A Publisher Plea...

I have tried and tried to get into a few publisher review programs .But to no avail because I am not yet, 13 the magical age that the books are able to flow forth to my doorstep.  Apparently if you are smart and well written but you haven’t yet crossed the thirteen year mark , publishers won’t send you books. I guess its a legal thing. If you would like to unofficially send me books dear publishers or if you are an author who would like to send me an advanced/extra copy of your wonderful books please email me at annieluvsmuffin@Gmail.com I would love to review your books!I really, really would:) 

-Senfaye :P

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Books I can't wait for!

I am waiting for all of these books to come out! Faery Tale By: Cyn Balog   Meridian By: Amber Kizer    Me, My Elf, And I By: Heather Swain Faery Rebels By: RJ Anderson Prophecy Of The Sisters By: Michelle Zink Vacations From Hell By: Various Authors Something,Maybe By: Elizabeth Scott Wings By: Aprilynne Pike The Hollow BY: Jessica Verday Once Dead,Twice Shy By: Kim Harrison Rampant By: Diana Peterfreund  Sea Change By:Aimee Friedman. I know it is quite a list.


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Hunger Games

Title: The Hunger Games               Author: Suzanne Collins             Publisher: Scholastic Press         Number Of Pages: 374  





Summary From Jacket Flap: Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with every one out to make sure you don’t live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister’s place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. Acclaimed writer SUZANNE COLLINS author of the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicle, delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in this searing novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present.



Review: The Hunger Games is absolutely amazing! I finished it yesterday because I was sick and couldn’t do anything but read and sleep. I loved the whole book. I almost cried and if you have read it or you are going to read it you will know what part I am talking about. I think it is one of my favorite books of all time. It was funny, heartbreaking, and altogether wonderful. If you don’t already own this book I suggest you go to the bookstore and buy it.


I recommend this book if you like adventure, romance, young adult novels, and wonderful books!     


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Interview:Lisa Mantchev

First of all I just want to say thank you Lisa! Thank you so much for taking time to answer all of my questions. It was really fun talking to you.

The Favorites Category:

Q: Favorite animal?

LM: Baby Hedgehogs.

Q:Favorite Food?

LM: Anything at a 24-hour diner.

Q:Favorite Flower?

LM:Roses... the kind that actually smell like a summer garden.

Q: Favorite color?

LM: Steel Blue.

Q:Favorite Movie?

LM:This month: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street.

Q:Favorite morning drink?

LM:Really,really hot cappuccinos with lots of


Q:Favorite Dessert?

LM: Hand cranked vanilla ice cream over warm, homemade pie.

Q:Favorite Place to shop?

LM:Any antique store.

Q:Favorite Website?

LM:Cakewrecks (http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/)

Q: Favorite Song?

LM:Tying into my current favorite movie, "A Little Priest" sung by Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.

Writing Questions:

Q:What type of book do you like to read when you are writing?

LM:Research material...it's hard for me to read fiction when I am working on something.

Q: When did you start writing?

LM:As soon as I was old enough to string together a sentence.

Q:After you finish writing the Theatre trilogy will you write any other young adult novels?

LM:I'm already working on another (not theater) series that I hope someone will want to publish.

Q:Do you listen to music while you write?

LM: I prefer without, unless I'm choreographing an action sequence.

Questions about the author:

Q:Where did you grow up?

LM:Northern California.

Q:Do you have siblings?

LM: My younger sister had to put up with a lot when we were growing up....

Q: Do you have children?

LM: My daughter is now having to put up with the same shenanigans!

Q:Where do you live now?

LM: On the Olympic Peninsula with the sparkly vampires.

Q: When is your birthday?

LM:Between Christmas and New Year's.

Q:If you were stranded on a desert island what 5 people or things would you bring with you?

LM:Husband, child, mother, sister, and sunscreen *L*

Q:Where would your dream vacation be?

LM:A Mediterranean Cruise

Q:What is your weirdest work experience?

LM:That would be a tie between asking"would you like to take a survey?" at Blockbuster and being a demo girl (cookie samples) at Costco, both during college.

Q:When you were little did you want to be a writer or something else?

LM: I wanted to be an actress until I graduated college.

Q: Do you play video games and if so what games do you play?

LM:We just got a Wii, and I played the boxing game until I hurt my shoulder. *G* I am actually terrible with most video games, but I was a champion Tetris player in high school.

Thanks again Lisa!

-Senfaye :)