Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Released:  October 13th 2009
Published by:  Simon&Schuster Children's Publishing
Series:  Hush,Hush, Book One
Page Amount: 391 (US Hardcover Edition)

"For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her...until Patch comes along.
With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment, but after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is far more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and when it comes to choosing sides, the
wrong choice will cost her life"

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My Thoughts:
 I first read Hush,Hush back in April of 2010. I decided to re-read it refresh my memory in order to read Crescendo which is book two in this series. I loved it then and fell back in love with it again. When re-reading this I found parts that I remembered and parts that I had forgotten. 

Hush,Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick was her debut novel in 2009. I loved the love story between Nora and Patch and how it developed throughout the story.  And who wouldn't want an angel for a boyfriend? I know I wouldn't mind that's for sure.

Hope you enjoyed my review, Ashley

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

In My Mailbox (8)

Hello My Book Peeps, In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

For Review I Recieved: Wither By Lauren DeStefano

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa.
 Happy Reading, Ashley

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Mortal Instruments Re-Reading Challenge 2011

I found a re-reading The Mortal Instruments Challenge on and I've decided to do this challenge. I've only read City Of Bones, I do want to finish this series. Plus if you join this challenge there is the possibility of winning a copy of City Of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare. All you have to do is sign up at The Mortal Instruments Re-Reading Challenge. Hope you sign up to read this series.

Happy Reading, Ashley

Friday, February 18, 2011

The Tudor Secret by C.W. Gortner

The Tudor Secret by C.W. Gortner
Released: February 1st 2011 (first released in 2004)
Published by:St. Martin's Griffin
Series:  The Spymaster Chronicles, Book One
Page Amount: 336 (US Paperback Edition)

"Summer 1553: A time of danger and deceit. Brendan Prescott, an orphan, is reared in the household of the powerful Dudley family. Brought to court, he finds himself sent on an illicit mission to the King's brilliant but enigmatic sister, Princess Elizabeth. But Brendan is soon compelled to work as a double agent by Elizabeth's protector, William Cecil--who promises in exchange to help him unravel the secret of his own mysterious past. A dark plot swirls around Elizabeth's quest to unravel the truth about the ominous disappearance of her seriously ill brother, King Edward VI. With Elizabeth's lady-in-waiting at his side, Brendan plunges into a ruthless gambit of half-truths, lies, and murder. Filled with the intrigue and pageantry of Tudor England, THE TUDOR SECRET is the first book in the Elizabeth I Spymaster series."-Information from

My Thoughts:
I have become one of the many obsessed with  The Tudor family legacy because of the Showtime TV show The Tudors about the royal family. There for I enjoy reading books about this family and learning more about their impact on the world.

With that being said I fell in love with this novel. I'm looking forward to the rest of what this series has to offer.

Hope you enjoyed this review, Ashley

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and The Chamber Secrets by J.K. Rowling
Released:  June 2nd 1999 (first released July 2nd 1998)
Published by: Scholastic Inc.
Series: Harry Potter, Book Two
Page Amount: 341 (US Hardcover Edition)

"Harry's on summer break after completing his first year at the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, and his aunt, uncle, and cousin are as mean as ever, trying at every turn to keep him from fulfilling his destiny as a wizard. Their efforts to prevent his return to Hogwarts are aided by an unknown force: a mysterious elf who shows up and warns Harry that he must never return to the school. Before departing, the elf performs a bit of mischievous magic that is blamed on Harry. As a result, Harry not only gets a stern warning from Hogwarts for using magic in the "real" world; he is also locked away by his aunt and uncle in a tiny closet beneath the stairs.

Harry is eventually rescued by his classmates and friends, the redheaded Weasleys, but getting back to Hogwarts still proves to be a challenge. When he finally does get there, his troubles quickly multiply. Someone has opened the door to the Chamber of Secrets, releasing a deadly monster with the power to kill. Several classmates turn up petrified, and in addition to trying to puzzle out who the culprit is, Harry finds himself a prime suspect. The truth lies down the end of a trail marked by a magical diary with invisible ink, a ghost who hides inside a toilet, a flying car, a pompous new teacher with a talent for hyperbole, and some ghastly giant spiders. When one of Harry's friends is imprisoned and another is turned to stone, Harry is forced to once again confront his archenemy, the Dark Wizard Voldemort, who has a whole new bag of nasty tricks up his sleeve. "

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My Thoughts:
Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets by J.K. Rowling is amazing. I am so glad I decided to re-read this series. I'm falling more and more in love again with the Harry Potter series. Learned things I've forgotten from the last time I read them.

5/5 stars!! 
Hope you enjoyed my review, Ashley 

If you haven't read this series you should.