Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Movie Trailer-WARM BODIES

The movie version of Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion is headed to a theater near you-FEB. 2013
Book summary taken from Goodreads.com-
A zombie who yearns for a better life ends up falling in love—with a human—in this astonishingly original debut novel.

R is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. He doesn’t enjoy killing people; he enjoys riding escalators and listening to Frank Sinatra. He is a little different from his fellow Dead.
I haven't read this one yet but it sounds like an interesting take on a zombie book. I will definitely be checking it out before I see it on the big screen.
Here's the movie trailer-Enjoy!

Monday, November 26, 2012


The turkey has been eaten, black Friday has come and gone and hopefully everyone read at least a book or two over the Thanksgiving holiday. Gratitude Giveaways has officially wrapped up and a winner has been chosen!
The winner will be sent a copy of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars.
Leah49 has 48 hours to respond to the email sent or a new winner will be chosen.
Thank you to all who participated and hopped. And HUGS to I'm a Reader, Not a Writer who hosted and organized another fantastic giveaway hop.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


This year has been a great year for growth and learning. I have always had a passion for books and reading has always been a wonderful escape for me. To have a place to share that love means more to me than words can really express. I am filled with gratitude for fellow bloggers who inspire me, followers that that the time to drop by and BOOKS.
I also want to throw out a BIG thank you to Kathy at I'm A Reader, Not A Writer that hosts and organizes every single hop and giveaway that I participate in-I'm not really sure how she manages to run a fabulous blog, support bloggers and authors and host great giveaways-I suspect she has super powers.....THANK YOU KATHY!!!
I love young adult and spend most of my reading time in this area. In celebration of the books I love I would like to give away one of the following books that were chosen for this year's TEENS' TOP TEN WINNERS(which was announced by YALSA -Young Adult Library Services Association). These titles are chosen and voted on by teens as the best of the best for the year.
This is the list-

1). Divergent-Veronica Roth
2). The Fault in Our Stars-John Green
3). Legend-Marie Lu
4). Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children- Ransom Riggs
5). What Happened to Goodbye-Sarah Dessen
6). Across the Universe-Beth Revis
7). Cinder-Marissa Meyer
8). The Scorpio Races-Maggie Stiefvater
9). Where She Went-Gayle Forman
10). Abandon- Meg Cabot
So this giveaway is reader's choice. Tell me which book you would like to win if your name is drawn.
**Rules for the Giveaway:

1. Please enter contact information in comment section along with your book choice.
2. This giveaway runs from November 15th to November 25th. A winner will be selected on November 26th.
3. You must be 13 years or older to participate.
4. If you are selected as the winner, you will be notified by email. If you do not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected.
5. This giveaway is open to everyone-BUT you must be a follower.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


 Announcing the winners of the Dystopian Giveaway Hop-
A copy of the book Divergent by Veronica Roth goes to-
A copy of ARC The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse goes to
Thank you to everyone who played along on the hop. I appreciate everyone who enters, follows and supports. Big thanks goes to Dystopian Giveaway Hop hosts and organizers- I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and My Shelf Confessions.


Announcing the winners of the Spooktacular Giveaway:
Recieving a copy of one of my very favorite zombie books
World War Z by Max Brooks is-
The winner of the First Season of The Walking Dead DVD is-

Both winners have been contacted and have confirmed. I appreciate everyone who participated, followed and liked. A giant thank you to the hosts of the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop-I'm A Reader, Not A Writer and The Diary of a Bookworm.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Book Review-DEAD CITY

By James Ponti
288 Pages
Summary taken from Goodreads:
Most kids have enough to deal with between school, homework, extracurricular activities, and friends, but Molly Bigelow has something else on her list: hunting zombies. By day, Molly attends MIST—the Metropolitan Institute of Science and Technology—but outside the classroom she’s busy dealing with the undead. Because not only do zombies exist, they’re everywhere, and it’s her job to help police them and keep the peace. Sure, she’d like to be a regular kid, but given that her mother was the most revered (or feared, depending on your perspective) zombie hunter in the history of New York City, “regular” just isn’t possible. Molly’s got some legendary footsteps to follow—and some undeadly consequences if she fails.
My thoughts:
I LOVED this book!
Let's start with the cover which is cool and creepy. Molly is ready to kick some serious zombie butt. Love the omega sign hidden in title-clever! I have no doubt many kids will pick up this book based on the cover alone.
Main character Molly is a smart, yet awkward 7th grader who is struggling to fit in and figure out where she belongs. Everything in her life suddenly changes when she finds herself accepted into a secret society of zombie hunters called the Omega Society. An ages old club dedicated to keeping New York safe from the undead.
A genius move by author James Ponti adds a new twist to zombies by making the undead emotional, feeling creatures-some of which are just trying to live peacefully among humans. Of course, some zombies are trouble makers and that's where the Omega Society comes into play. It is now Molly and her team's job to gather clues, solve puzzles, and track down the evil undead. 
Not only is Molly trying to wrap her head around her unusual new job, she deals with complicated new friendships, a strained relationship with her older sister, as well as discovering shocking things she never knew about her mother. 
I loved that Molly was not a perfect person, she messes up-sometimes in big ways. It was fun to watch her grow and evolve through out the story. The New York history and landmark facts were also a fun reading bonus. I stand firmly in the "Molly" fan club. I can't wait to read more of Molly's zombie fighting adventures. 
Dead City is a perfect Middle School read. I can't wait to put it on the library shelf and watch the kids devoure this zombie story.
A big thank you to Simon and Schuster for providing this book to read and review. I'll be donating this book to the Salmon Middle School.