Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Betrayal by R.L. Stine

The Betrayal by R.L. Stine

Released:  August 1st 1993
Published by:  Simon Pulse
Series:  # 1(The Fear Street Saga)
Page Amount:  161

“ Nora knows the secrets behind the horrifying things happening on Fear Street and reveals the dark legacy that marked the start of the terror three hundred years earlier, when a young girl was burned at the stake. “
-Information and picture from

My Overall Thoughts:

The Betrayal by R. L. Stine is a young-adult thriller filled with romance, action and of course horror.

The year is 1900, Nora Fier is writing the story about her family and the cursed placed on them. We travel back in time to 1692, where we met Susannah Goode and Edward Fier, secretly meeting the forest to spend some time together. Before parting ways they decided to tell their families about their love for one another. Susannah goes home and tell her mother all about her and Edward. Her mother doesn’t believe they will end up together because their from different lifestyles. Meanwhile Edward is telling his father Benjamin. Benjamin tells him, he and Susannah will never be for Edward has been arranged to marry a girl from a near by village. Edward cannot expect this order he decides to disobey his father’s command. Edward informs his father he intends to marry Susannah. Benjamin will not have it so the next day he goes to her parents home. Benjamin is the towns magistrate. He knocks on the door, enters find a bag with a chicken’s foot and other objects and accusations Susannah and her mother of witchcraft. The mother and daughter are taken to the prison and are to be burned at the stake the next day. William the father and husband goes and begs Benjamin to release his family that they’re not guilt of practicing witchcraft. His pleads are ignored by him. The night before the execution Matthew the brother of Benjamin comes to the Goodes home and informs  William if he pays Matthew he’ll change his brother conviction so his wife and daughter will not be burned. However this is a scram the Fier’s leave early in the morning before the execution is set to take place. William witnessing the death of his beloved wife and daughter makes a vow that the Fiers will pay for what they did to his family.

18 years later he finds the Fier's and takes his revenge. 

all in all a great read. If you're looking for horror, I recommend this one!! Looking forward to continuing this series!


Hope you enjoyed my book review, Ashley

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Teaser Tuesday (5)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

Here are the rules:

* Grab your current read

* Open to a random page

* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! 

"Saint Klaus sat in his sleigh on Christmas Eve and worried. The Eight Flyers stood in their traces." 
- p. 98 The Christmas Chronicles:The Legend of Santa Claus by Tim Slover 
won this on

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Paranormacly by Kiersten White

Released:  August 31st 2010
Published by:  HarperTeen
Series:  #1 (Paranormalcy)
Page Amount: 352

"Weird as it is working for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, Evie's always thought of herself as normal. Sure, her best friend is a mermaid, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals' glamours, but still. Normal.

Only now paranormals are dying, and Evie's dreams are filled with haunting voices and mysterious prophecies. She soon realizes that there may be a link between her abilities and the sudden rash of deaths. Not only that, but she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

So much for normal."

-Information and picture from

My Overall Thoughts:
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White, is her debut novel. A fast paced novel teens will love. I know for me I was glued into this story from the first page.

Evie has been at the International Paranormal Containment Agency she was 8 years old. She works for them because of her unique ability to see through Paranormal's glamours.  Its actually how the agency was started is because of her. 

However things aren't as well as Evie believes them to be. There has been attacks on pararnormals and they're being killed. Lend a shape-shifter, breaks into IPCA to find out who is responsible. He is the first to have ever broken into the agency. He and Evie form a friendship.

I don't want to spoil this book. I totally recommend buying and reading this one!! I can't wait for the rest of the series!!

Love ya, Ashley

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sweep: Volume 2( Dark Magick;Awakening;Spellbound) by Cate Tiernan

Sweep:Volume 2 (Dark Magick;Awakening;Spellbound) by Cate Tiernan

Released:  November 11th 2010
Published by:   Speak
Series:   4,5,6 (Sweep Series)
Page Amount: 564

*Warning book review and information might contain spoliers if you have not read; Book Of Shadows, The Coven and Blood Witch*

"Morgan Rowlands is a blood witch,the last of ancient and poweful witches and the holder of an unfathomable power. With the help of her love, her soul mate, Cal, she has realized her true self-but at a price. For Morgan and Cal share a terrible, dark secret, one that binds them together even as they are rent apart/ Yet there is something about Cal's hunger for magick that frigetns Morgan... And now there is another, one who can bring Morgan clarity, Morgan must decide who is her true love, and who is out to destory her forever..."
-Information on the back of the book

My Overall Thoughts:

Sweep: Volume 2, picks up right where Blood Witch ends. The series just gets better and better in each story. Without giving to much away, Dark Magick, Awakening, and Spellbound, has Morgan going through losing her love, gaining a new one and gaining knowledge of herself and her powers.

If you have read the first bind up or the first three books you should definietly carry on with the series. I cannot wait for the next bind up.

By the way I love the covers so far!!

Hope you enjoyed my review,


Sweep: Volume 1 (Book Of Shadows;The Coven;Blood Witch) by Cate Tiernan

Sweep Volume 1 (Book Of Shadows;The Coven; Blood Witch) by Cate Tiernan

Released:  September 2nd 2010 (first released 2001)
Published by:  Speak
Series:  1,2,3 (Swep Series)
Page Amount:  592

"The first three Sweep books bound into one gorgeous edition at a fabulous price! Morgan Rowlands never thought she was anything other than a typical sixteen-year-old girl. But when she meets Cal, a captivatingly handsome coven leader, she makes a discover that turns her whole world upside down: she is a witch, descended from an ancient and powerful line. And so is Cal. Their connection is immediate and unbreakable; Cal teases out Morgan's power, her love, her magick. But Morgan discovers too soon that her powers are strong-- almost too powerful to control. And she begins to suspect that Cal may be keeping secrets from her . . . secrets that could destroy them both."
-Information and picture from

My Overall Thoughts:

I loved this book. I bought this book due to Jessica from the ChapterChicks, she talked about how wonderful Book Of Shadows is.

The bind up of the first 3 books in the series, is truly an remarkable read. Cate Tiernan has a good writing style. I love books on witches and magic. She definitely has put her on twist on this subject. I loved the characters and the world they live in.

I recommend picking up Sweep: Volume 1 (Book Of Shadows; The Coven; Blood Witch) Cate Tiernan today!!

Hope you enjoyed my review,


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Scribbler to Scribe: Special Contest: The Thirteenth Chime Giveaway

On the blog Scribbler to Scribe, is having an awesome giveaway of the book The Thirteenth Chime by Emma Michaels.

The Thirteenth Chime is a debut novel by Emma Michaels. The contest deadline is September 15th and the winner will be chosen at random and announced on September 16th.

The Thirteenth Chime by Emma Michaels

Released:  August 13th 2010
Published by: Bokheim Publishing
Series:  # 1, Sense Of Truth
Page Amount:  246

" No one knew of its existence until it was removed from the attic upstairs.

In a beautiful house that overlooks the sea, an antique clock has the power to change the course of their lives.

The power the clock resonates will not only force Destiny and ex-boyfriend David on a journey into the depths of one man's mind long dead, but into the mind of a man filled with hatred and bent on revenge.

With the only clues to the nature of the clock having disappeared into the sea, Destiny and David must retrace the steps the man had taken into the darkness, before they fall prey to the trap he had set in motion over half a century ago.

Hatred never dies."
-Information and picture from
I recommend you all going to Scribbler to Scribe . and enter the contest at this link:
Good luck to all and thanks to Scribbler to Scribe and Emma Michaels for the awesome contest!!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

In My Mailbox (6)

In My Mailbox (6)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

No books for review or from the library.

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Sweep Series Bind Up 2 with
Dark Magick
by Cate Tiernan

Let me know what you guys got in you're mailbox!!
Happy Reading!! Ashley.

What's Going On 2

Hello My Book Peeps, I am still sick. But I am finally starting to get better!!! So I haven't been reading alot. I actually try to read Beautiful Creatures, just wasnt moving along with it. So I decided to stop reading it for now and maybe try again another time. I'm going to the book store today!!! I'll show you what I get tomorrow.

Later, Ashley

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Released: March 2nd 2010
Published by:  Hyperion Book CH
Series:  #1 (Hex Hall)
Page Amount:  336, hardcover edition

"Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father--an elusive European warlock--only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.

By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.

As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her."
-Information from

My Overall Thoughts:

Rachel Hawkins' Hex Hall, is an amazing tale of Sophie Mercer, a teenage girl who finds out she's a witch. She's been to 19 different schools, one account of her mother's job, who is a mortal by the way. Anway and second because Sophie, using her powers to help benefit her classmates, though it always turns into a disaster. In which case they always move. Finally after being in so much trouble and risking her exist to the mortals, she is sent to Hex Hall, a school for trouble Prodigium.

At Hecate Hall, or better known as Hex Hall to the student population. Sophie learns she isn't as powerful of a witch, as she thought she was. She befriends her roomate Jenna, a vampire. There has been a death and everyone in the school believes Jenna had something do with it. However Sophie believes in her friend's inncoent.

I believe those that love the Harry Potter series would love Rachel Hawkins' Hex Hall!! I totally recommand everyone reading this novel!!

5/5 stars!!

Hope you enjoyed my review!

Love ya, Ashley