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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I am Taking the Leap: NaNoWriMo 2010!


I am losing my mind just like Christina @ Books for Life. Huh, Two Christinas going crazy...

Anywho...

Last year I heard a lot about NaNoWriMo from Amber @ Just Your Typical Book Blog. I was very interested, but I just did not think I would have the time to go through with it. This year I have decided that I will make the time.

I am not a superstar-writer-in-the-making; I just want to see if I can do it and have some fun!

So, are you signing up?

Title Revealed for Third Monstrumologist Release!

Title may be too strong of a word, but the third (working) title was revealed by Rick Yancy today.

"I thought I'd let you know the (working) title of the third book: THE ISLE OF BLOOD".

As most of you already know, I am in love with this series. I read the first novel last year during Insert Book Title Here's spooktacular october. I also reviewed his second novel for this year's festivities. I am so excited, and I can't wait to see what is in store for this amazing series and talented writer.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Curse of the Weindgo by Rick Yancey

Published: October 2010
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Pages: 424
From: Purchased

While attempting to disprove that Homo vampiris, the vampire, could exist, Dr. Warthrop is asked by his former fiancÉ to rescue her husband from the Wendigo, a creature that starves even as it gorges itself on human flesh, which has snatched him in the Canadian wilderness. Although Warthrop also considers the Wendigo to be fictitious, he relents and rescues her husband from death and starvation, and then sees the man transform into a Wendigo. Can the doctor and Will Henry hunt down the ultimate predator, who, like the legendary vampire, is neither living nor dead, whose hunger for human flesh is never satisfied? This second book in The Monstrumologist series explores the line between myth and reality, love and hate, genius and madness.

The sequel to The Monstrumologist, The Curse of the Wendigo, is as equally captivating and thrilling as it's predecessor. Rick Yancey brings back his beloved (and slightly odd) characters Will Henry and Dr. Warthrop this time to help locate his ex-finance's husband.

I adored Dr. Warthrop in The Monstrumologist, but it soon grew to love. Rick takes you through some of the Doctor's many layers and allows you to see that he is not as hardened as previously thought. With a few glimpse into the Doctor's past, a few dangerous situations, and a few up close looks at a some corpses you begin to see how much he really does care for Will Henry. There were a few heart melting scenes between them. Will Henry is the same amazing, sweet boy. I absolutely love him and his loyalty to the Doctor. No matter the danger he felt compelled to follow and protect the Doctor even to the point of taking a beating.

I am very excited to say that Rick Yancey, one of my all time favorite authors, will be signing his novel in Knoxville on the 5th of November!

Good job, Mr. Yancey, as always.

In My Mailbox

This meme is by The Story Siren.

The Curse of the Wendigo by Rick Yancey
While attempting to disprove that Homo vampiris, the vampire, could exist, Dr. Warthrop is asked by his former fiancÉ to rescue her husband from the Wendigo, a creature that starves even as it gorges itself on human flesh, which has snatched him in the Canadian wilderness. Although Warthrop also considers the Wendigo to be fictitious, he relents and rescues her husband from death and starvation, and then sees the man transform into a Wendigo. Can the doctor and Will Henry hunt down the ultimate predator, who, like the legendary vampire, is neither living nor dead, whose hunger for human flesh is never satisfied? This second book in The Monstrumologist series explores the line between myth and reality, love and hate, genius and madness.

Draw the Dark by Ilsa J. Bick
"The things I draw: They tend to die."

There are things the people of Winter, Wisconsin, would rather forget. The year the Nazis came to town, for one. That fire, for another. But what they'd really like to forget is Christian Cage.
Seventeen-year-old Christian's parents disappeared when he was a little boy. Ever since, he's drawn obsessively: his mother's face...her eyes...and what he calls "the sideways place," where he says his parents are trapped. Christian figures if he can just see through his mother's eyes, maybe he can get there somehow and save them. But Christian also draws other things. Ugly things. Evil things. Dark things. Things like other people's fears and nightmares. Their pasts. Their destiny. There's one more thing the people of Winter would like to forget: murder. But Winter won't be able to forget the truth, no matter how hard it tries. Not as long as Christian draws the dark...
The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group by Catherine Jinks (4/4/11)
When Tobias Richard Vandevelde wakes up in a hospital with no memory of the night before, his horrified mother tells him that he was found unconscious. At Featherdale Wildlife Park. In a dingo pen. He assumes that his two best friends are somehow responsible, until the mysterious Reuben turns up, claiming that Toby has a rare and dangerous "condition." Next thing he knows, Toby finds himself involved with a strange bunch of sickly insomniacs who seem convinced that he needs their help. It’s not until he’s kidnapped and imprisoned that he starts to believe them—and to understand what being a paranormal monster really means.

Always a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough (8/1/11)
Since the gripping conclusion of ONCE A WITCH, Tamsin Greene has been having nightmares. Though she should be enjoying her new boyfriend, Gabriel, or discovering more about her newfound magical "Talents," she's too busy dealing with her sister, Rowena's bride-zilla wedding demands and worrying about the resurgence of her enemy, Alistair Knight. But most of all, Tamsin is haunted by her grandmother's prophecy that she will soon be forced to make a crucial decision. A choice so terrible, that it could destroy her family forever.

When Tamsin discovers that Alistair successfully went back in time to Victorian Era New York, in order to destory the Greene family, she's forced to follow him into the past. Stranded all alone in the 19th century, Tamsin soon finds herself disguised as a lady's maid in the terrifying mansion of the evil Knight family, bustling about as a servant, avoiding the watchful eye of the vicious matron, La Spider, and fending off the lascivious advances Liam Knight. As times runs out, Tamsin's brash demeanor and sardonic wit place her in the center of the fray as both families square off in a thrilling display of action and magic. And to her horror, Tamsin finally understands the nature of her fateful choice.


Trickster's Girl by Hilari Bell (1/3/11)
In the year 2098 America isn't so different from the USA of today. But, in a post-9/11 security-obssessed world, "secured" doesn't just refer to borders between countries, it also refer to borders between states. Teenagers still think they know everything, but there is no cure for cancer, as Kelsa knows first-hand from watching her father die.

The night Kelsa buries her father, a boy appears. He claims magic is responsible for the health of Earth, but human damage disrupts its flow. The planet is dying.

Kelsa has the power to reverse the damage, but first she must accept that magic exists and see beyond her own pain in order to heal the planet.

That's what's in my mailbox. What's in yours?


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Day 2: Blessed by Cynthia Leitich Smith

"I'd seen a burning figure.
Yes, it had fangs.
Yes, I was sure.
Yes, I thought that the unidentified injured man had been fighting him."

Winner of Paranormalacy by Kiersten White

A quick thank you to everyone who honestly entered the contest (no cheaters in this bunch)!

Now, on to the winner:
Congrats to Emily @ The Ninja Librarian
I emailed you! :D
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