Sunday, February 7, 2010

Book Forum Sundays

This week I kicked it up to two books and next week we hit the full three. Next week's titles are: The Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard, Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers and Dreamland by Sarah Dessen. If you've read these books, be sure to get registered and drop by Sunday, Feb 14 around noon CST to start in on the discussions!

The books for this week are Beautiful Creatures and Firespell. Be sure to link your reviews below so the blogging world and authors (I send the link address to most authors who have books featured on my forum) can see them!

Beautiful Creatures Summary:

There were no surprises in Gatlin County. We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere. At least, that's what I thought. Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong. There was a curse. There was a girl. And in the end, there was a grave. Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever. Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them. In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.

You can find my review of this 4 star book here.

Firespell Summary:

New Girl.
New School.

Old Evil.

From the author of the Chicagoland Vampires novels.

A new series about a boarding school filled with something worse than homework.
Lily's parents have sent her to a fancy boarding school in Chicago filled with the ultra-rich. If that wasn't bad enough, she's hearing and seeing bizarre things on St. Sophie's creepy campus. Her roommate, Scout, keeps her sane, but keeps disappearing at night. When one day Lily finds Scout running from real-life monsters, she learns the hard way that Scout is involved in a splinter group of rebel teens. They protect Chicago from demons, vamps, and dark magic users. It's too bad Lily doesn't have powers of her own to help. At least, none that she's discovered yet...

You can find my review of this 4 star book here.

Link your reviews for both books here!


  1. Thank you for participating in The Saturday Network!

    And, oh, nice picks for next week that, AGAIN, I have yet to read, ah! *makes a mental note to start Firespell that's been sitting on my shelf*