Monday, September 30, 2013

Cover Reveal ~ The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow!

Last November I read the entire Transcend Time Saga by Michelle Madow and I really enjoyed it. It had such a fairy tale and Disneyesque quality to it. Well, you can read all of those reviews (including the review for the Transcend Time Saga Bonus Packet) on my blog. Anyway, then I heard that Michelle Madow got a book deal with Harlequin Teen for a book called The Secret Diamond Sisters! And somewhere along the way I ended up joining The Secret Diamond Sisters Street Team! Well today I am here to reveal that cover to you. And here it is. :)

Savannah. Courtney. Peyton. 

The three sisters grew up not knowing their father and not quite catching a break. But it looks like their luck is about to change when they find out the secret identity of their long-lost dad—a billionaire Las Vegas hotel owner who wants them to come live in a gorgeous penthouse hotel suite. Suddenly the Strip's most exclusive clubs are all-access, and with an unlimited credit card each, it should be easier than ever to fit right in. But in a town full of secrets and illusion, fitting in is nothing compared to finding out the truth about their past.

Release Date: February 25th, 2014

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Cover Reveal ~ Seven Day Fiance by Rachel Harris!


Seven Day Fiancé (Love and Games #2)
Release Date: 10/14/13
Entangled Bliss

Summary from Goodreads:
Angelle Prejean is in a pickle. Her family is expecting her to come home with a fiancé—a fiancé who doesn’t exist. Well, he exists, but he definitely has no idea Angelle told her mama they were engaged. Tattooed, muscled, and hotter than sin, Cane can reduce Angelle to a hot mess with one look—and leave her heart a mess if she falls for him. But when she ends up winning Cane at a charity bachelor auction, she knows just how to solve her fiancé problem.

Cane Robicheaux is no one’s prince. He doesn’t do relationships and he doesn’t fall in love. When sweet, sultry-voiced Angelle propositions him, he hopes their little game can finally get her out of his head. He doesn’t expect her to break through all his barriers. But even as Angelle burrows deeper into his heart, he knows once their seven days are up, so is their ruse.

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Angelle stopped beside a folding table boasting boxes of fresh, crispy cracklins and selected a thick piece. Cane watched, mesmerized, as she puckered those gorgeous lips and blew on the sliver. With a flirtatious glint in her eyes, she held it up to his mouth, and he opened.
Holy crap.
He’d had cracklins before. Fried pork fat was a standard gas station treat, usually shrink-wrapped and stale as shit. But this, fresh from the pot and piping hot, was unbelievable. Cane widened his eyes, and it was possible he even moaned. It was thatgood. And as he swallowed, Angel rewarded him with a rich, throaty laugh.
“Ca c’est bon?” she asked, grinning when he grabbed another handful.
He touched her nose and popped a piece in his mouth. “Good would be an understatement.”
Grinning, she took a fried morsel for herself and sent the balding, overweight gentleman tending the table a wink. “Now that’s what we like to hear.” Then she closed her eyes as she savored the treat.
The sounds of Angel moaning, and watching her face soften in the throes of a foodgasm, had to be the sexiest damn thing Cane had ever seen. His pants tightened, embarrassingly so considering he knew the audience was still watching, but what pushed him over the edge was when her eyes opened. The pleasure in them was his undoing.
Feeling the weight of the crowd’s disapproving stares and not giving a damn, figuring now was as good a time as any to give the people the show they clearly wanted, he grasped her hip and tugged her forward, pausing only to inhale her gasp of surprise before brushing her mouth with his.
It was like setting off a damn forest fire.
Angelle, his shocking little hellcat, pounced. Forgetting all about their audience, or maybe not giving a damn either, she wound her arms around his neck, lifted onto her toes, and kissed him back with everything she had. Cane had intended to steal a quick taste, take the edge off his craving for her, and prove their point with the town’s people. But hell if he was gonna be the one to back down now. Tightening his grasp on her slim hips, he brushed his thumbs across the smooth, exposed skin near her waistband. He deepened the kiss, thrilling over her telltale shiver. Whimpering, she yanked on the hair at his nape and sucked his bottom lip into her mouth. Hot damn.
Okay, now he had to start backing down. With all her male relatives watching, not to mention the knives and axes still lying around from the butchering earlier, if Cane valued his life, he needed to wrangle control of the situation. He’d heard patience was a virtue. That was a line of bull—he’d always sucked at waiting for anything he wanted. But for Angel, he was willing to try.
Loosening his grip on her belt loops, Cane slowed the intensity of the kiss. He smoothed the hem of her shirt down, grazed her lips one last time, and, placing his forehead against hers, inhaled through his nose. Sunflowers mixed with cayenne may be his new favorite scent. Angelle released a heavy breath, a flush blooming on her cheeks. She darted a glance at the crowd, then looking into his eyes, grinned lazily. “My goodness. If anyone doubted we were a couple before, I guess that showed them.”

About the Author:
I grew up in New Orleans, where I watched soap operas with my grandmother and stayed up late sneak reading my mama’s favorite romance novels. Now a Cajun cowgirl living in Houston, I still stay up way too late reading my favorite romances, only now, I can do so openly. I firmly believe life’s problems can be solved with a hot, powdered-sugar-coated beignet or a thick slice of king cake, and that screaming at strangers for cheap, plastic beads is acceptable behavior in certain situations. 

When not typing furiously or flipping pages in an enthralling romance, I homeschool my two beautiful girls and watch reality television with my amazing husband.

I write YA, NA, and Adult Fun & Flirty Escapes. Taste The Heat is my adult romance debut, and I'm also the author of MY SUPER SWEET SIXTEENTH CENTURY and A TALE OF TWO CENTURIES, as well as a ton of other books to come. I love hearing from readers and dishing books!

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Blog Tour: Book Review ~ The Darkest Part by Trisha Wolfe


Welcome to my stop on The Darkest Part blog tour hosted by YA Bound Book Tours.  Click HERE to see the full blog tour schedule!

The Darkest Part (Living Heartwood )
by Trisha Wolfe
Release Date: 08/06/13

Summary from Goodreads: 
Pressing the boundaries of both the psyche and the heart, Sam and Holden embark on a dangerous journey that will test the limits of love.

Sam Wintry’s life used to be almost perfect. She was engaged to her childhood best friend and high school sweetheart, Tyler Marks, planning an amazing cross-country honeymoon during her college break. But after a hit-and-run leaves her in ruin, she begins seeing Tyler’s fractured, ghostly presence, and her family believes she’s losing her mind. Not until she completes their journey, stopping along the way to scatter Tyler's remains, will Tyler be able cross over. Sam ready for him to leave her?

When the black sheep of the Marks' family, Holden Marks, returns to check on Tyler's case, Sam convinces him to give her his brother's ashes. Despite their shaky history, she needs, he owes it to Sam and his brother. What she doesn’t count on is Holden’s relentlessness to go on the trip.

On the road, Holden realizes just how unhinged Sam has become. Dealing with her psychosis forces him to confront his dark past, making it harder to keep secrets hidden that should remain buried. Especially from Sam, the only woman he’s ever loved. And as Sam starts to unravel the truth, she begins to question if the brother she's unwillingly falling for again is in an even darker place than her.

New Adult Contemporary coming this year.

This book was intense. It's no secret that I read a lot of intense books but once in a while one comes along that is even a bit too intense for me. And I don't mean this in a bad way. I actually mean it in a good way. It was so intense that I had to stop reading it at times because the emotions were strong and intense and I felt them so strongly that I almost couldn't take it. And since it was a book I could step away from it. Trisha Wolfe certainly has a way with making you feel emotions as her characters do; as real people would. This book also deals with mental illness; something that I personally don't see often in NA (or YA). One of my minors in college was Psychology so of course this part interested me a lot. 

There is also the element of mystery with wondering whether Tyler is really there or not. Is Sam really seeing him? You think "Yes." and then "No." You just can't quite decide. And that is not revealed until the end of the book. 

The characters were very real as well. The book was told in Sam and Holden's persepctives which allowed us to feel the emotions more readily and for them to be more raw. The relationship also wasn't I expected it to be. What I mean is, the way Sam and Holden once looked at each other wasn't what I expected. I know that's hard to understand but I can't decide if it is a spoiler. 

I think what Trisha also did well was the new developing relationship between Sam and Holden. I think a road trip with Tyler's ashes was a great way to do this. And the fact that Sam and Holden are both artists gives them something to bond over; leading to bonding over more things. 

This was my second or third NA book. It was certainly the most intense one I've read. But I think that you should give this a try for sure if you enjoy NA Contemporary. Maybe even if you don't, because this one seems to have a different twist to one. (Even though I haven't read many). I give this one 4.5 stars. 

About the Author:


I’m the author of the YA Steampunk DESTINY'S FIRE (Omnific Publishing), ASTARTE'S WRATH NA Historical/Supernatural, and the upcoming YA Utopian FIREBLOOD from Spencer Hill Press, October 2013. My NA Dark Fantasy OF SILVER AND BEASTS available May 2013.

I’m the creator of YA Bound, a promotional site for the Young Adult genre. Also a member of SCWW and The Apocalypsies.

A proud business owner, I'm partnered with my partner, my husband. When I’m not busy doing all of the above, I’m a wife and the mother of a gorgeous teen boy who's the sounding board for my male characters.

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Cover Reveal and A Giveaway!! ~ Bad Land by Jonathan Yanez

I got contacted recently by someone from Limitless Publishing to see if I would be interested in being a tour host. I said sure! So today I am putting up a cover reveal for Bad Land by Jonathan Yanez.


Coming September 2013…

At only twenty-three Marshall Montgomery is the youngest reporter to have ever worked at his newspaper in Los Angeles county. His life has been his job. But something is about to happen that will force him to confront the painful memory of his sister’s death and open him to a world very much apart from his own.

A young girl has been found dead in Wakan Canyon. A place Marshall will find that has a past filled with violence and bloodshed. Hundreds of years ago Native American’s fought over the land and even today lives are being taken to protect a secret.

Deep within the canyon there is a power that has been hidden by generations of the area’s inhabitants. There is a dark force that has corrupted every single one of its owners since the beginning of time. Now, trying to discover the truth, Marshall finds himself caught in a web of lies, manipulation, secrecy and death.



Jonathan Yanez was born and raised in a Christian household in Oxnard, CA. He was involved in everything from piano and saxophone lessons to swimming and track. Growing up his parents encouraged him to read, and he did - anything he could get his hands on. Soon he developed a fascination with storytelling and characters that would follow him the rest of his life.

Graduating from BIOLA University with his BA in English Literature he never lost his love for writing and creating. He now works part-time as a personal trainer and hopes to one day make the move to writing full-time.

Other than reading and writing, his passion is living life to the fullest. He loves; spending time with his wife and pets, watching movies, participating in mud runs, traveling, going to the gym and pushing his limits in everything. This desire takes him anywhere from skydiving and motorcycle riding, to surfing in Hawaii and various types of martial arts. He has his eyes set next on archery and running with the bulls in Spain.

He is married to the love of his life and resides in Southern California with his husky, Daphne and cat, Helen.

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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Book Review ~ Love That Dog by Sharon Creech

Title: Love That Dog
Author: Sharon Creech
Release Date: 2001
Published By: HarperCollins
Page Amount: 106, paperback



Room 105 -- Miss Stretchberry

September 13

I don't want to

because boys 
don't write poetry.

Girls do.

Meet Jack, who tells his story with a little help from some paper, a pencil, his teacher, and a dog named Sky.


I have read this book before. This was my favorite book in seventh grade. I adored it. I think that I found it at a book fair. (Do they still have those?) I read it and then showed it to my English teacher because I loved it so much. (I was already a Lit Geek at the time. My English teacher personally invited me to be in a club called Literary Explorers - where we read and discussed literature).

I took a trip to Barnes and Noble recently and I saw this book on the required reading table. (Side note: That is so cool!) I just knew that I had to pick it up and when I got home I couldn't stop flipping through it. So I just picked it up and read it. 

As you could probably tell from the blurb this book is written in verse. And as far as I can tell the story behind that is that Jack's teacher has them studying poetry in class. It looks like these are some sort of journal entries that his teacher sees that he is writing in poetry form. I love that premise. 

Jack writes about the poems that they read, one particular poet that was his favorite and, with some nudging from his teacher, his dog. I think that this book was so simply yet so beautifully written. It is great to see this from the point of view of a child. I also like that Jack is writing this in poetry form because so few children get into poetry anymore. (Heck, so few people my age or older do). I enjoyed seeing Jack have his own little epiphanies about poetry, discover new poems and explore parts of his life through poetry.

I also enjoyed that in the back of the book there is a section that includes the "Poems Used in Miss Stretchberry's Class". Robert Frost is included. William Carlos Williams. Walter Dean Myers. And more. I think this was wonderful to include because it introduces children to poetry. The book itself does that but this just amps it up. I love this book still and I give it 5 stars!

<3 Amanda Leigh

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Excerpt Reveal of Fire and Flood by Victoria Scott and a GIVEAWAY!!

I got an e-mail today from Victoria Scott with the first excerpt reveal of her newest novel, to be published by Scholastic, Fire & Flood. Here it is! 

FIRE & FLOOD by Victoria Scott
Scholastic, February 2014
First Excerpt Reveal

I drove across the US of A, left my family without an explanation, and now I’m either too late or there was never anything here to begin with. F my life. Rearing back, I kick the door as hard as I can. Then I wrap both hands around the door handles and release a noise like a wild banshee as I pull back. 

The doors swing open. 

I’m not sure whether to celebrate or freak out. I decide to do neither and slip inside. As I walk around the inside of the museum, listening to the sound of my footsteps echo off the walls, I imagine I am moments from death. It’s sad, I think, that this is all it takes to break my sanity. 

Two curling flights of stairs bow out from the first-floor lobby, and red and white tiles cover the floors. There are gilded picture frames everywhere. So many that I think the placement of the frames — and not their contents — is the real art. Everything, absolutely everything, smells like wax. I mosey up to an abandoned reception desk and leaf through the glossy pamphlets littering the surface. I hold one of the pamphlets up to my nose. Yep, wax. 

I glance around, having no idea what to look for. Will there be a sign like at school registration? Students with last names A–K this way?

On my left, I notice a long hallway dotted with doors on either side. Nothing looks particularly unusual. But when I glance to my right, I spot something. There’s a door at the end of the corridor that has a sliver of light glowing beneath it. I’m sure it’s just an administration office, one where someone forgot to flip the switch. But I’ve got nothing better to go on, so I head toward it. 

I pause outside the door, wondering if I’m about to get busted for B&E. Then I turn the handle and find myself at the top of another winding staircase. 

You’ve got to be kidding me. What is this, Dracula’s bachelor pad?

I’ve watched a lot of scary movies, and I’ve learned nothing good is ever at the bottom of a winding staircase. Pulling in a breath and preparing myself to be eaten alive, I head down. My shoes are loud against the steps. So loud, I imagine they are intentionally trying to get me killed. 

When I reach the final few stairs, I ready myself to look around the bend. My heart is racing, and I secretly pray the worst I encounter is an angry janitor with a wax addiction. I turn the bend — and my eyes nearly pop from my skull. 

The enormous room is perfectly circular, dotted with candles to light the space. Surrounding the walls are rows and rows of dark, rich mahogany bookshelves. A large round table stands in the center of the red-and-white-tiled floor. The room is spectacular, but what it holds is so jarring, my ears ring. 

Across every shelf, every spot on the table, every tile on the floor — are small sculptures of hands. And in a few of those hands — the ones still performing their duty — are eggs. There are only nine eggs left, it seems. For a moment, I imagine how amazing it would have been to see each hand holding an egg, but it’s enough just to see these nine. 

The eggs seem to dance in the candle flame, and as I move closer, I realize why. The surfaces of the eggs are almost iridescent, their colors changing depending on how you look at them. They are different sizes, too; some as big as a basketball, others as small as a peach. 

I don’t need the device in my pocket to tell me what my gut already knows. 

This is the Pandora Selection Process. 


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<3 Amanda Leigh

Monday, September 9, 2013

Book Review ~ The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters: Vol. 1: Phantom


Title: The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters: Vol. 1: Phantom
Creator: L. J. Smith
Release Date: October 25th 2011
Published By: HarperTeen
Page Amount: 416 pages, hardcover


GoodReads Blurb:
The past is never far. . . .

Elena Gilbert and her friends saved Fell’s Church from evil spirits bent on destroying it, but the town’s freedom came at a price: Damon Salvatore’s life.

Damon’s death changes everything. He and his vampire brother, Stefan, had been locked in a vicious battle for Elena’s heart. Now that he’s gone, Elena and Stefan can finally be together. So why can’t Elena stop dreaming of Damon? As Elena’s feelings for Damon grow, a new darkness is brewing in Fell’s Church. Elena has been to hell and back, but this demon is like nothing she’s ever seen. Its only goal is to kill Elena and everyone she loves.

Okay. I am not clear on the whole story behind this new series of The Vampire Diaries. I heard that L. J. Smith did not write these new ones. But I don't know the whole story. Or if what I just said is completely accurate.So don't quote me on it. Okay, moving on. 

Even if L. J. Smith didn't write these I just love the Vampire Diaries series. I have since I read the first book. The first four were the best when referring to plot. I can't deny that the plot got a little out there. But hey, it is a fantasy series. Moving more and more away from urban fantasy. In which case, it would be more towards high fantasy. So looking at the plot from that point of view I would say that it is pretty good. I enjoyed it. Also, I don't know if the book intended to do so but I could definitely see a lesson playing out on the pages toward the end of the book. 

Over the years what I have discovered about myself is that I will read for plot or character. If the two can both be amazing then the book is phenomenal. However, if I fall n love with one or more of the characters you can be sure that I will keep reading the series. And you can be pretty darn sure that I will love it. This series is one of those series. Most of the characters in this book are okay. They don't really do much more for me. 

There are some that I like more than others. I really like Meredith's character. I like how she has the ability to stay calm in any situation. I like her cool, calm demeanor  I also like watching the relationship between her and Alaric. 

However. the character that really keeps me coming back for more is Damon Salvatore. I was absolutely devastated when he dies in the previous book. He is my favorite character. To be honest, he is one of my favorite characters in literature. I think that his character is positively wonderful. I know, I know. He did a lot of awful things. But there is so much to his character. The internal struggle he has. The external struggle between him and Stefan and how he deals with it. He makes a lot of mistakes but there is something in his character that is good. Complete evil is not capable of love. And he grows from loving Elena to caring about her friends as well. He dies saving Bonnie. So clearly, there is more to him than there seems to be. 

I love this series and I always will. And that is largely because of Damon Salvatore. Now, do I even need to say the rating? Okay, I will. 5 stars! Can I do 6 stars? Damon Salvatore is just that terrific! <3

<3 Amanda Leigh

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Book Review ~ Taste the Heat by Rachel Harris


Title: Taste the Heat
Author: Rachel Harris
Release Date: July 8th 2013
Published By: Entangled Bliss
Page Amount: 191 pages, e-book

GoodReads Blurb:
One sexy fire captain. One Cajun chef, One combustible kitchen…

When chef Colby Robicheaux returned home to New Orleans to save her family restaurant, the last person she expected to reconnect with was her brother’s best friend and her childhood crush. As tempting as a sugar-coated beignet, Jason is one dish she doesn't want to taste. Colby is counting down the days till she can leave the place where her distrust of love and commitment originated and go back to Vegas. 

Fire captain Jason Landry isn't looking for love, either. He knows he should focus on finding the perfect mother for his daughter, but when he first sees Colby, all grown up and gorgeous, he can’t help but be drawn to her. And when she suggests a no-strings-attached fling, Jason doesn't want to say no. 

As their relationship grows more intense, Colby finds that Jason isn't as easy to leave behind as she thought. Could turning up the heat on something real be worth the possibility of getting burned?

I don't read adult romances very often. (And when I say adult I'm not talking Fifty Shades of Grey here. There is some heat in the book but no full blown sex scenes). I've chatted with Rachel Harris via Twitter, Facebook and GoodReads. It just so happened that when I felt I was in the mood for an adult romance Rachel had this book coming out so it worked perfectly!  

Sometimes (but rarely) I just want a light romance with no "issues" in it. Usually, however, I want some issues in it. I like characters to be flawed. Because, really, is anybody ever perfect? I find it better that way. Someone may perfect for you but the chances that they are actually perfect are very 

The story-line here was great. I loved the New Orleans setting. All of the culture it had to offer. Especially the food. I am a bit of a foodie so that part really appealed to me. I loved hearing about the cuisine in New Orleans. At some parts of the book I got hungry for the food. The romance story was also great. Jason was a wonderful character and I like Colby as well. They each had personal demons they were dealing with that made it hard for them to open their hearts. But they began to and you could clearly see the attraction. My favorite line from the book was "...the heart doesn't always work on a time table." 

Let's talk about the characters. I thought that these characters were great. I loved reading about Colby in the kitchen  New dishes she'd created and things of this nature. Jason was also great. He had his hands full, huh? It was also pretty amusing to see him get Colby flustered. I really liked Cane and Sherry as well. I liked the fact that Cane looked like a bad boy but he was the "geeky" numbers guy and a protective big brother. At one point he's described as a teddy bear. Sherry was a lot of fun. I could get her quirky personality from Rachel's writing. She took a lot of joy in watching her sister squirm. Then again, so did Cane. I really liked the family dynamic between Cane, Colby and Sherry. There are other characters that I loved but I don't want to give that much away. ;)

I really enjoyed this book. It isn't just a light fluffy romance. It has some serious stuff going on it and I thought that was good to put in there. I also liked that the characters weren't positively perfect. They had their flaws. I'm really glad that I read this book. I really enjoyed it and definitely recommend it if you're a romance fan! Even if you aren't, give it a try! 4 stars!

<3 Amanda Leigh 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Books I've Been Eyeing

Today I thought I'd share with you the books I've been eyeing lately. And one that I've been eyeing for years but haven't been able to find. 


A sweet and touching modern love story, told through dictionary entries

basis, n.

There has to be a moment at the beginning when you wonder whether you’re in love with the person or in love with the feeling of love itself.

If the moment doesn’t pass, that’s it—you’re done. And if the moment does pass, it never goes that far. It stands in the distance, ready for whenever you want it back. Sometimes it’s even there when you thought you were searching for something else, like an escape route, or your lover’s face.

How does one talk about love? Do we even have the right words to describe something that can be both utterly mundane and completely transcendent, pulling us out of our everyday lives and making us feel a part of something greater than ourselves? Taking a unique approach to this problem, the nameless narrator of David Levithan’s The Lover’s Dictionary has constructed the story of his relationship as a dictionary. Through these short entries, he provides an intimate window into the great events and quotidian trifles of being within a couple, giving us an indelible and deeply moving portrait of love in our time.

I think that the concept of this book is so interesting and I would love to read it.

"Hi, I'm the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you . . . "

Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It's company policy.) But they can't quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives.

Meanwhile, Lincoln O'Neill can't believe this is his job now- reading other people's e-mail. When he applied to be "internet security officer," he pictured himself building firewalls and crushing hackers- not writing up a report every time a sports reporter forwards a dirty joke.

When Lincoln comes across Beth's and Jennifer's messages, he knows he should turn them in. But he can't help being entertained-and captivated-by their stories.

By the time Lincoln realizes he's falling for Beth, it's way too late to introduce himself.

What would he say . . . ?

This sounds different from anything that I've read and also pretty funny.

Kai and Ginny grew up together—best friends since they could toddle around their building's rooftop rose garden. Now they're seventeen, and their relationship has developed into something sweeter, complete with stolen kisses and plans to someday run away together.

But one night, Kai disappears with a mysterious stranger named Mora—a beautiful girl with a dark past and a heart of ice. Refusing to be cast aside, Ginny goes after them and is thrust into a world she never imagined, one filled with monsters and thieves and the idea that love is not enough.

If Ginny and Kai survive the journey, will she still be the girl he loved—and moreover, will she still be the girl who loved him?

Jackson Pearce, author of the acclaimed Sisters Red and Fathomless, has returned with a unique vision of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen," one about power and redemption, failure and hope, and the true meaning of strength.

"The Snow Queen" was one of my favorite fairy tales as a little girl. I had a movie version that I would watch over and over. So when I saw this it was a no-brainer that I'd want to get it. I should read the original fairy tale first though. To refresh my memory.

Love can move at the speed of terminal velocity, but as award-winning director Makoto Shinkai reveals in his latest comic, it can only be shared and embraced by those who refuse to see it stop.

Takaki Tohno quickly befriends Akari Shinohara when she transfers to his school. They grow closer to each other due to similar interests and attitudes; for instance, they both prefer to stay inside during recess due to their constitutions. As a result, they form a strong bond.

Upon ending their school year, Akari moves to Tochigi, due to her parents' jobs. The two keep in contact by writing letters, but eventually begin to drift apart.

I saw this in a YouTube video. I've been trying to get back into manga. I checked this one out and thought it looked interesting. 

The Book That I've Been Trying to Find For Years:


I'm not going to provide a blurb for this one because it is the second in a trilogy. I will say this is a horror manga.

I read the first book of this series in 9th grade. I searched for the second book and couldn't find it. So I bought the third book and read that. I still haven't read the second. I would like to. And I would like to have all three on my shelf. This is an excellent horror story. 

What about you guys? What books have you been eyeing? 

<3 Amanda Leigh