Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Concealed Blog Tour: Review w/ Teasers

First I want to thank Sang for asking to be apart of this wonderful tour! I really enjoyed reading Concealed! Second I want to apologize for not having this post up yesterday!!

Title: Concealed
Author: Sang Kromah
Series: Concealed #1
Publisher: The Little Things Publishing
Publication Date: October 15, 2011

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When sixteen year-old Bijou Fitzroy and her nomadic grandmother leave New York City to live in a home in the sleepy town of Sykesville, Maryland, Bijou thinks she will finally be able to live a normal life and be like everyone else. This move will be permanent, and Bijou cannot be anymore thrilled. After years of being shut away by her grandmother, Bijou will finally able to interact with peers, make friends, go to school, and live like a normal teenager.
Moving around and being homeschooled definitely made it difficult to make friends, but there are other reasons for Bijou’s solitude. With eyes that constantly change from gray to green to a honey-coated shade of brown and an ability to feel exactly what other people are feeling, the concept of obtaining closeness is more of a fable than a reality. Although her eyes are beautiful, their constant shift in color instills a sense of fear within other people and causes them to look away. Bijou’s premonitions, blackouts, and semi-prophetic dreams of a faceless boy don’t help her social musings either. Regardless, she decides to attend the local high school.
Bijou is immediately introduced to Sebastian Sinjin, a quirky and unusually beautiful boy who doesn’t seem to belong in a high school in nowhere Maryland. Sebastian is also special. Instead of looking away from Bijou, he makes direct eye contact with her. And when he shakes Bijou’s hand something dark and familiar to awaken within her as an electric shock surges through her body. Bijou soon finds herself deeply attracted to Sebastian, who remains aloof and often acts like Bijou doesn’t exist.
Despite the pains of having her first real crush, Bijou makes friends quickly and excels in all of her classes…well, all except for Mythology with Mr. Jennings. Mr. Jennings’ class starts off great with endless discussions of djinn and how they conceal themselves from the human eye, but things soon take a turn for the worse when the stories of the mythical creatures begin to take shape in Bijou’s life.(Copied for Goodreads)

Teaser 1:
He didn't answer. He just stood there in his extremely bow-legged stance, with a grimace on his abrasive face, looking at me the way an adult looks at an insubordinate child.
That was the first night that I slept with the lights on.
PAGE 192

Teaser 2:
Have you ever awaken with the feeling that all isn't well; Nothing tangible that you can put you finger on, but just a hunch that everything is about to change?
Page 145

Concealed by Sang Kromah is the story of Bijou Fitzroy and her adventure into the world of the “Concealed.” Bijou has always been different for everyone else, and not just because her eyes like to change colors. She also has the ability to feel the emotions of everyone around her. Since Bijou has always been on the move with her grandmother, she has been always been homeschooled. When her grandmother decided to make a more permanent move, Bijou gets to go to school for the first time. The only problem is she is going to have to learn to control her ability to read emotions so she does not become overwhelmed.

Her first day there, she meets Sebastian Sijinn who immediately captures her attention. The problem is he seems like he is not interested in her, but then acts differently seconds later. When her Mythology teacher starts to discuss the secret supernatural world of the djinn, Bijou starts to realize it may not just be a story.

When I first heard this book was about the djinn, and it was not your typical magic lamp story, I thought maybe it would be something like the Djinn featured on Supernatural. This is one instance where I am more than happy I was wrong. The story weaved by Sang Kromah is amazing while feature many things that are currently popular in books, but in a way far different from expected. I love Bijou, because she is that girl who goes from obscurity to hero.

The mythology built into this story is deep and complicated, but Sang Kromah makes it easy to understand and enjoy. I really do like how so many elements come together in the end to make a breathtaking story. The story is so addicting, I could not put the story down! Fans of fairies, mermaid, or just general mythology need to but this on their to read list. Concealed is just one of those stories, that captures your attention and holds it captive until the end. I seriously cannot wait to see what Sang Kromah has up her sleeve for the next book.

**Unabridged Bookshelf received this book from the author for an honest review**

Sunday, January 29, 2012

In My Mailbox (Jan 29th)

In My Mailbox was created by Kristi at The Story Siren
It gives readers the chance to share the books they received over the past week.
This includes books purchased, borrowed, won, or gifted.

Royal Street (Sentinels of New Orleans #1)After the SnowThe Night She Disappeared
Thank you to NetGalley and Tor Publishing,  Feiwel & Friends, Henry Holt Books for Young Readers

Until Next Time (The Angel Chronicles, #1)
Thank you to Tribute Book Tours for both of these books!

Thank you to the author, Dalya Moon for asking me to review her new novella!

Tithe (The Modern Faerie Tales, #1)
Thank you to Deanna at Procrastination Station!!

The Thorn and the Blossom
Thank you to Autumn and Kari at From the TBR Pile
This book can be read both ways each from a different point of view. When I opened it, it has no spine because it is an accordion book. I think it is going to be a fun and interesting way to read a story. 

What did you get this week?
Leave a link, because I love to see what others are read!
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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Review: My Soul To Lose(Soul Screamers #0.5) by Rachel Vincent

Soul Screamers Reading Challenge

Title: My Soul to Lose
Author: Rachel Vincent
Series: Soul Screamers
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: July 1, 2009

My Soul to Lose is currently FREE on Audible

It was supposed to be a fun day, shopping at the mall with her best friend. Then the panic attack started and Kaylee Cavanaugh finds herself screaming, unable to stop. Her secret fears are exposed and it's the worst day of her life.
Until she wakes up in the psychiatric unit.
She tries to convince everyone she's fine--despite the shadows she sees forming around another patient and the urge to scream which comes burbling up again and again. Everyone thinks she's crazy. Everyone except Lydia, that is. Another patient with some special abilities....(Copied from Goodreads)

My Review
My Soul to Lose by Rachel Vincent is the prequel novella to the Soul Screamers series. This novella starts with Kaylee just having fun with her best friend Emma at the mall, looking for dresses for the homecoming dance. When Kaylee suddenly feels one of her panic attacks starting to come on, she hopes to avoid a public meltdown. When she fails to avoid the source of her panic attack, she begins to scream uncontrollably in the middle of the mall. When she cannot stop screaming, she is sedated and wakes up in the psychiatric unit at the local hospital.

I have read the first three books in the Soul Screamers series, and then I heard about the Soul Screamer Challenge put on by Fiktshun. I decided it would be fun to start over and read all the novellas along the way. I am really glad I did after read My Soul to Lose for the first time. If you have read even the first book in the Soul Screamers series, there are little things to notice in the novella. It is kind of fun, because it almost like a private joke for someone who has already been introduced to Soul Screamers. I hope that re-reading the books and reading the novellas will open my eyes to things I did not notice before.

My Soul to Lose is a super fast, but awesome read. It is a great start to an amazing series. I am curious about Lydia, and I do not know if she ever returns in future books. I cannot wait to read all the books and find out. Even if you have already read the Soul Screamers, My Soul to Lose is a must read for any fan. 

**Unabridged Bookshelf purchased this book**

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday #9 and TGIF #2

FF 2012 Feature & Follow #80

Feature and Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read

Q: Which book genre do you avoid at all costs and why?
I would have to say that I avoid biographies, unless it is someone I really want to read about. I do not read a lot of nonfiction, but I have a soft spot for history, specially ancient history. I am a huge nerd of anything about Ancient Egypt. Other than that, I do not think I really avoid any other genres, at least not by choice. 

TGIF is hosted by Ginger at Greads
The purpose is to answer the question for the week, and re-cap the weeks posts.
It is a great way to get to know other bloggers.

Q.  Buy or Borrow: Where do your books that you read come from? The bookstore? The library? Do you prefer to own a book, or have it on loan?
I would have to say it is a combination. I check out a lot of Kindle books from my local library, but I also buy my favorites. If I really like a book I borrowed, I will go out an buy a copy for my personal collection. I have a list of books I check out from the library, that I need to order for myself next payday. I prefer to own any book that I love, and with eBooks that is a lot easier. For my favorites I need to have a print copy. If I am unsure of a book, I may check it out from the library, purchase it later if I love it. 

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Review: A Spy in the House (The Agency #1) by Y.S. Lee

Title: A Spy in the House
Author: Y.S. Lee
Series: The Agency #1
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication Date: March 9, 2010

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Introducing an exciting new series! Steeped in Victorian atmosphere and intrigue, this diverting mystery trails a feisty heroine as she takes on a precarious secret assignment.
Rescued from the gallows in 1850s London, young orphan (and thief) Mary Quinn is surprised to be offered a singular education, instruction in fine manners — and an unusual vocation. Miss Scrimshaw’s Academy for Girls is a cover for an all-female investigative unit called The Agency, and at seventeen, Mary is about to put her training to the test. Assuming the guise of a lady’s companion, she must infiltrate a rich merchant’s home in hopes of tracing his missing cargo ships. But the household is full of dangerous deceptions, and there is no one to trust — or is there? Packed with action and suspense, banter and romance, and evoking the gritty backstreets of Victorian London, this breezy mystery debuts a daring young detective who lives by her wits while uncovering secrets — including those of her own past.(Copied from Goodreads)

My Review

A Spy in the House is the first book in The Agency Series by Y.S. Lee. Mary Quinn is an orphan who is saved from her fate, and given a formal education at Miss Scrimshaw’s Academy for Girls. Seeking something more than being an assistance teacher, Mary is given the opportunity to join The Agency, A secret all female detective agency. The story takes place in the 1850s, and women had their proper place. This means that most people would never suspect a woman as a spy, making it easier for The Agency to infiltrate suspect’s houses and businesses.

Mary’s first job as a detective for The Agency is to pose as the companion to the daughter of a merchant. The merchant whose cargo ships that keep mysteriously sinking, and could be carrying stolen artifacts. Mary’s job is to just listen, and report a suspicion activity back to The Agency. Mary Quinn is not satisfied with just sitting around doing nothing, and begins to explore on her own. This attracts the attention of James Eaton, a successful businessman.

I grew up on Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, and Trixie Belden. The first book I ever read all the way through was a Nancy Drew book. I have not seen many amazing female detective novels geared for a young adult audience. I first heard of The Agency series through Kristi at The Story Siren during one of her In My Mailbox vlogs. I decided that as a mystery fan, I had to try it. I could not be more pleased, A Spy in the House is an amazing book. It has a strong female character, who is intelligent and holds her own against the men. There is romance, danger, and twists and turns.

I really think that A Spy in the House is a great book for anyone who ever enjoyed a Nancy Drew or Trixie Belden book. A Spy in the House is Nancy Drew meets Victorian London, with a dash of snark. It is just the series I have been looking for, and I cannot wait to start the second book, The Body at The Tower. 

 **Unabridged Bookshelf borrowed this book from the public library**

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Back To Posting

For those who have been wondering where my posts have been for the last couple days, I am sorry.
I had some household repair issues that sprung on me suddenly, and I am still in the midst of trying to get things up an running again. I am back to getting my posts up and running. I maybe a little slow on returning comments, but hopefully by tomorrow afternoon my life will go back to normal.
Thank you for so very much for stopping by Unabridged Bookshelf

Waiting on Wednesday: Black Dawn

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we cannot wait to get our hands on.

This week my Waiting on Wednesday is
Title: Black Dawn
Author: Rachel Caine
Series: Morganville Vampires #12
Expected Publication: May 1, 2012

This is the 12th book in the Morganville Vampire Series, and I cannot wait. I love the Morganville Series, it is one of my favorite all time series. I will admit I still have to read Last Breath, but I am hoping to read that one really soon. 

What are you waiting on this week?
Thank you for stopping by, and make sure to leave me a link so I can see what you are waiting on this week. 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

In My Mailbox: (Jan 22)

In My Mailbox was created by Kristi at The Story Siren
It gives readers the chance to share the books they received over the past week.
This includes books purchased, borrowed, won, or gifted.
Thank you to Lois Brown for sending me a copy of her book for review

I received this from Tribute Books for being part of the blog tour
Come back on March 19th for my stop

The Grimm Legacy
Thank you to Melissa from Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf 

Obsidian (Lux, #1)
Thank you to Tiffany from trh87books

Josephine Lost
Thank you to Jessica at Taking it One Book at a Time and the author Rebecca Gahagan

Zombies Don't Cry (A Living Dead Love Story)
This one is currently FREE until the end of January!

What did you get this week?
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Review: Cedardale Court by Nathan Lee Christensen

Title: Cedardale Court
Author: Nathan Lee Christensen
Publication Date: October 7, 2011

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Full of daring fools, haunting old flames, and burgeoning with panicked villainy, Cedardale Court captures the final days of Canner Connelly’s ten year struggle; his quiet avoidance of death. Despite his best efforts, and a well-intentioned move to the Oregon countryside, the safety and peace-of-mind he’s longed for since the passing of his wife, for him and his daughter, Chloe, finally appears to be within reach. But, upon waking the next morning, the promising start at Uncle Henry’s falls rather short as the sun comes up over the tree line, and the ever inept inhabitants of Cedardale Court begin to start their days. A domestic dispute, a little reckless driving, and a broken fire hydrant later, what normally might have been a very enjoyable Sunday quickly turns into a slightly darker affair as a severed human hand, well, half of one really, turns up in Uncle Henry’s bushes. Things only get messier and more frightfully uncertain as, one by one, the secrets that have so carefully been kept, for so very long, start to unravel for everyone. For Canner and Chloe, amidst the drunkenness, burgling, kidnapping, extortions and murders of the people around them, suddenly it’s no longer a struggle to maintain normalcy, or even an attempt to deny the familiar ghosts lurking around every corner; it’s now a question of whether or not they’ll come out of this with their wits, or if they’ll even make it out at all. In the face of the monstrously absurd, this little neighborhood, this absolutely out of control cul-de-sac, might serve as the key to opening the door for Canner and Chloe’s new life, or it might be exactly what it appears to be; the gateway to the undoing of them all. (Copied from Goodreads)

My Review

Cedardale Court by Nathan Lee Christensen is an interesting, unique twisting trail of a murder mystery, but it is also more than just a murder mystery. The story revolves around a group of characters, and through throughout the novel each sort of gets the chance to tell their story. The story starts with Canner and his daughter Chloe moving to Oregon to start a new life. They are moving in with Canner’s Uncle Henry on Cedardale Court. While they think this is the start to a new life, the next morning they are confronted by the horrors of a severed hand being dropped in their bushes.

While the focus of the story involves the murder, it is also, about how everyone handles the murder. It is also a lot about how the past shapes the future for the all the characters in the story. The story is experience through not only Canner, and Chloe’s eyes, but other characters such as Henry as well. It gives the story a unique perspective, and really adds to the story.

This story has a bit of everything murder, kidnapping, ghosts, and scarecrows. At first, I was not sure what to think of this book, but after reading the first few chapters, I started to get hooked. By the end of the book, I was speechless. I would have to say this is an interesting tales with so many elements, I could never see what was going to happen next. For me, that is what makes this book great, because I could not predict the next chapter.

I have to say I really like the sass and intelligence Chloe has, even if she is only ten. Her father is overprotected since he lost his wife in childbirth, but you can see how much he truly loves his daughter. I think that is the other element of the story that I love so much, because while there was murder and intrigue. There was still this family just try to adjust and move on with their lives in a new town. This is a book for Adults due to the swearing and violence involved in the book.

**Unabridged Bookshelf received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review**

Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday Hops w/ FF and TGIF

FF 2012 Feature & Follow #80

Q: What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done to get your hands on any particular book?
I would have to say the craziest thing I have ever done to get a book is going to Borders at like 9 PM to get in line for Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows. There was a huge party with people dressed up in costumes, and trivia questions with prizes. It was a lot of fun, even if my mom and I did not get out of the store with our copy until like 1 AM. It was really crazy to see that many people, and I think Barnes and Noble had more than Borders too. I do not even want to imagine what it must have been like in a big city. 

TGIF is hosted by Ginger at Greads
The purpose is to answer the question for the week, and re-cap the weeks posts.
It is a great way to get to know other bloggers.

Q. Recommend It: Which book from the last 10 you have read would you recommend to a friend?

That is such a hard question, because I have read some amazing books lately
I would have to say if I had to recommend only one of them it would have to be....

The Dark and Hollow Places
The Forest of Hands and Teeth #3
The Dark and Hollow Places (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #3)
I think this one is the best out of the entire series, and The Forest of Hands and Teeth has become one of my favorite series!
My Review: The Dark and Hollow Places

For those who have not read the first or second books
My Review: Forest of Hands and Teeth
My Review: The Dead-Tossed Waves ( Forest of Hands and Teeth #2)

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This is my first time doing both Feature and Follow and TGIF together
Let me know what you think, so I keep them in the same post or move them into separate posts next week?

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Review: Dearly, Departed (Gone with Respiration #1) by Lia Habel

Title: Dearly, Departed
Author: Lia Habel
Series: Gone with Respiration #1
Publisher: Del Ray
Publication Date: October 18, 2011


Love can never die.
Love conquers all, so they say. But can Cupid’s arrow pierce the hearts of the living and the dead—or rather, the undead? Can a proper young Victorian lady find true love in the arms of a dashing zombie?
The year is 2195. The place is New Victoria—a high-tech nation modeled on the manners, mores, and fashions of an antique era. A teenager in high society, Nora Dearly is far more interested in military history and her country’s political unrest than in tea parties and debutante balls. But after her beloved parents die, Nora is left at the mercy of her domineering aunt, a social-climbing spendthrift who has squandered the family fortune and now plans to marry her niece off for money. For Nora, no fate could be more horrible—until she’s nearly kidnapped by an army of walking corpses.
But fate is just getting started with Nora. Catapulted from her world of drawing-room civility, she’s suddenly gunning down ravenous zombies alongside mysterious black-clad commandos and confronting “The Laz,” a fatal virus that raises the dead—and hell along with them. Hardly ideal circumstances. Then Nora meets Bram Griswold, a young soldier who is brave, handsome, noble . . . and dead. But as is the case with the rest of his special undead unit, luck and modern science have enabled Bram to hold on to his mind, his manners, and his body parts. And when his bond of trust with Nora turns to tenderness, there’s no turning back. Eventually, they know, the disease will win, separating the star-crossed lovers forever. But until then, beating or not, their hearts will have what they desire.
In Dearly, Departed, romance meets walking-dead thriller, spawning a madly imaginative novel of rip-roaring adventure, spine-tingling suspense, and macabre comedy that forever redefines the concept of undying love. (copied from Goodreads)


Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel is the first in the Gone with Respiration series. The series name fits so well, it is a bit like a steampunk Gone with the Wind with zombies. In 2195, after surviving global catastrophe, the new society is located in Brazil. These survivors establish New Victoria, a society that takes on the qualities of the Victorian period. Young ladies and women must wear ankle length dresses, and those of the high society must attend private boarding schools to teach them the proper way to behave. Those who do not live within New Victoria, and do not follow the strict society structure are referred to as the Punks.

Nora Dearly is one of the high society girls, but she likes expressing her own opinions. She also dreams of someday joining the army, and get into the frontlines of the battle between New Victoria and the Punks. She keeps this a secret, because it is not proper for a New Victorian girl. This all changes when she is kidnapped by an army of zombies, to prevent the evil zombies from getting to her first. This is where she meets Captain Bram Griswold, her zombie savior. Defying all that normal, Dearly Departed takes zombies and romance to a completely new place.

I have to say I loved Dearly Departed, because it is just unique. While there are the traditional zombies that crave human flesh, and there are also the zombies who maintain their personalities, and thoughts. These zombies make up the group that saves Nora, and their captain is Bram Griswold. There are so many fun characters in Dearly, Departed. Throughout the novel, each chapter is labeled by the character that is currently providing the viewpoint. There are several characters that allow us to experience their viewpoint in Dearly, Departed. I like this, because it gives insight in to more than just the main characters.

I have to say I loved the relationship between Nora and Bram, even if Bram is a zombie. While reading, I could barely picture Bram a zombie, just because he has all his human emotions intact. I think Dearly, Departed is a great read for any zombie, young adult, or steampunk fan. It has so many elements from so many genres that it really works for many different types of readers. It is just an amazing book, and I cannot wait to read the next one.

**Unabridged Bookshelf borrowed this book from the local library**

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Harbinger

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we cannot wait to get our hands on.

This week my Waiting on Wednesday is

Title: Harbinger
Author: Sara Wilson Etienne
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Publication Date: February 2, 2012

Girl, Interrupted meets Beautiful Creatures in this fast-paced thriller
When sixteen-year-old Faye arrives at Holbrook Academy, she doesn't expect to find herself exactly where she needs to be. After years of strange waking visions and nightmares, her only comfort the bones of dead animals, Faye is afraid she's going crazy. Fast.
But her first night at Holbrook, she feels strangely connected to the school and the island it sits on, like she's come home. She's even made her first real friends, but odd things keep happening to them. Every morning they wake on the floors of their dorm rooms with their hands stained red.
Faye knows she's the reason, but what does it all mean? The handsome Kel tries to help her unravel the mystery, but Faye is certain she can't trust him; in fact, he may be trying to kill her - and the rest of the world too.
Rich, compelling writing will keep the pages turning in this riveting and tautly told psychological thriller. (copied from Goodreads)

First off I really love the cover! The book trailer also looks awesome, and I think it sounds like a great read!
What are you waiting on?
Leave me a link so I can check out what your waiting on, because I am always looking for new books!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: Cedardale Court

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along, just do as following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • Be careful not to include any spoilers so as not to ruin the book for others!
Make sure to share the title and the author so other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their to be read piles.

This Weeks Teaser:

Title: Cedardale Court
Author: Nathan Lee Christensen

Teaser :
"What the hell am I going to do now?" he asked the paper people as he strolled back down the hall. Nobody responded. Canner nodded agreeably. "I feel pretty uninspired myself."
Kindle Location 1939

I am about half way done, and I have to say it is a very interesting read so far! I like all the mystery involved. 
What do you think?
Leave me a link to your Teaser, so I can check it out!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Review: Fracture by Megan Miranda

Title: Fracture
Author: Megan Miranda
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Publication Date: January 17, 2012


Eleven minutes passed before Delaney Maxwell was pulled from the icy waters of a Maine lake by her best friend Decker Phillips. By then her heart had stopped beating. Her brain had stopped working. She was dead. And yet she somehow defied medical precedent to come back seemingly fine
—despite the scans that showed significant brain damage. Everyone wants Delaney to be all right, but she knows she's far from normal. Pulled by strange sensations she can't control or explain, Delaney finds herself drawn to the dying. Is her altered brain now predicting death, or causing it?
Then Delaney meets Troy Varga, who recently emerged from a coma with similar abilities. At first she's reassured to find someone who understands the strangeness of her new existence, but Delaney soon discovers that Troy's motives aren't quite what she thought. Is their gift a miracle, a freak of nature-or something much more frightening?
For fans of best-sellers like Before I Fall and If I Stay, this is a fascinating and heart-rending story about love and friendship and the fine line between life and death.(copied from Goodreads)


What can you do in eleven minutes? I can drink a cup of coffee, check my email, but of Delaney Maxwell it the time she spent under the ice, the amount of time she was dead. Delaney should not have survived, and even if she did, she should be in a persistent vegetative state. Delaney is a miracle; besides heavy brain damage, she is alive without complications, well almost. She starts to notice a strange sensation pulling her to the dying. No one believes her, until she meets Troy Varga.

Troy Varga woke up from a coma, and had the same abilities. Delaney takes comfort knowing someone understands what is happening to her. Her relationship with Troy puts a strain on her friendship with Decker. Decker has been her best friend since kindergarten, the friend who pulled her from the water. I love the relationship between Decker and Delaney, even though it is a complicated one. Decker is the cute best friend, and who does not like the cute best friend.

While these books are not similar at all, I just could not help at certain points compare Delaney’s ability or compulsion that draws her to death to Kaylee’s from Soul Screamers just without the screaming. I think that Fracture is such an emotional, and thought provoking read. It is far more than I expected, and that is definitely a good thing. I really like how Megan Miranda explored how Delaney’s accident and recovery would affect the others around her, and Delaney herself.

I would have to say that this is one of my favorite reads so far this year! It is just a great book, which gets you thinking. What would you do if you only had one day left to live? This book is just the change of pace, and subject I needed. Sometimes you just have to switch it up a bit. I would recommend this to just about everyone who enjoys a great young adult book!

**Unabridged Bookshelf received this book from the NetGally and the publisher in exchange for an honest review**

Saturday, January 14, 2012

In My Mailbox (Jan 15th)

In My Mailbox was created by Kristi at The Story Siren
It gives readers the chance to share the books they received over the past week.
This includes books purchased, borrowed, won, or gifted.

Endurance (Afterlife, #3) Lies Beneath
Thank you to T.P. Boje for Endurance and Random House and Netgalley for Lies Beneath.

The First Days (As The World Dies: A Zombie Trilogy #1)
Thank you to Ricki at Reading Challenged, as won it as part of her blogoversery giveaway

Leviathan (Leviathan, #1)
I won this from the Mid-Winters Giveaway Hop from Sheri Larsen at Writers' Ally


Existence (Existence Trilogy, #1)Panty Raid at Zombie HighNeed (Need, #1)Untraceable (The Nature of Grace, #1)Waterfall (River of Time, #1)The Demon Trapper's Daughter (The Demon Trappers #1)
I bought all of these awesome eBooks with the $15 gift card I won from author Samantha Young's milestone giveaway

What did you get in your mailbox?
Leave me a link so I can see what new books were recived this week