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Review | Alienated (#1) by Melissa Landers

Alienated by Melissa Landers

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a fun book.
The alien characters were fascinating.
The beginning was a bit cheesy to me but that quickly changed once things started moving.

The first time Cara meets Aelyx is unforgettable. One of my favorite scenes ever!

I kept expecting the book to end while reading. I was pleasantly surprised by how much information was revealed and how much time was covered. Melissa did an awesome job at keeping me enthralled and engaged.

The supporting characters were interesting but wholly annoying. Cara’s parents, however, were awesome, especially Cara’s dad.

I am looking forward to the second book. Since I read this one way before it was even released I have to wait so much longer for the second book!

Thank you Disney-Hyperion for allowing me to read and review this well written title.

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Event | Portland, OR | 03-16-13 | Poison by Bridget Zinn

If you are near Portland, OR there is an amazing event going on this Saturday, March 16th to honor the release of Bridget Zinn’s debut book, POISON. I read and reviewed POISON already and highly recommend you do too!

See Laini Taylor’s post for more information.


Saturday, Mar. 16 @ 6:00

A Children’s Place

4807 NE Fremont Street

Portland, OR 97213

Phone: 503-284-8294


Since Bridget isn’t here to share her novel, people are pulling together to help get the word out about this former librarian’s sweet, hilarious debut.
Join the following authors to celebrate Bridget Zinn and the launch of her debut novel Poison. Purchase your copy at the event and get it signed by all.

* Carolyn Conahan
* Virginia Euwer Wolff
* Ruth Feldman
* Susan Fletcher
* April Henry
* Victoria Jamieson
* Rosanne Parry
* Sara Ryan
* Lisa Schroeder
* Inara Scott
* Laini Taylor-Di Bartolo
* Jen Violi
* Emily Whitman
* Johanna Wright

I wish I could attend but alas I’m stuck on the East coast. Please let me know if you plan to attend!


Sixteen-year-old Kyra, a highly-skilled potions master, is the only one who knows her kingdom is on the verge of destruction—which means she’s the only one who can save it. Faced with no other choice, Kyra decides to do what she does best: poison the kingdom’s future ruler, who also happens to be her former best friend.

But, for the first time ever, her poisoned dart . . . misses.

Now a fugitive instead of a hero, Kyra is caught in a game of hide-and-seek with the king’s army and her potioner ex-boyfriend, Hal. At least she’s not alone. She’s armed with her vital potions, a too-cute pig, and Fred, the charming adventurer she can’t stop thinking about. Kyra is determined to get herself a second chance (at murder), but will she be able to find and defeat the princess before Hal and the army find her?

Kyra is not your typical murderer, and she’s certainly no damsel-in-distress—she’s the lovable and quick-witted hero of this romantic novel that has all the right ingredients to make teen girls swoon.


Posted in Book Reviews, Disney-Hyperion, NetGalley

Review | Poison by Bridget Zinn



Poison by Bridget Zinn

Disney-Hyerion | March 12, 2013 | 288 pages


ARC from publisher by request. Thank you Disney!

My Grade

Plot: 5

Setting: 5

Writing: 5

Originality: 5

Characters: 5

Romance: 5

Overall: 30/30! 100% A+++!!!

Title/Cover Bonus: 5


An adventurous tale of a master potioner set to save her world with the help of a piglet, Rosie, a traveler, Fred, and his wolf-dog Langley. Full of mystery, laughter and loyalty. A must read by an amazing author.

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Teaser Tuesday | Poison by Bridget Zinn

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the 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 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!

Poison by Bridget Zinn

Disney-Hyperion | March 12, 2013 | 288 pages

She looked up sharply, but the boy’s eyes were now focused straight ahead.

It was then that she realized just how naked she was: the boy’s arms under her legs were touching bare skin, her shift was almost completely transparent, her belly button was in plain sight through the lace, and she didn’t dare look any higher for fear of what else had become visible through the damp fabric.

page 50, ARC edition

This book is amazing. I was touched by the summary in November 2012 and set out to acquire myself an ARC of this book. The fact that the author has since left this world hurts me deeply because this book is a true piece of artwork. I am so sadden that this may be the only work of hers that I’ll have the experience to ever read.

Thank you, Bridget, for this lovely book. I can’t wait to finish it.

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Quick Review: Queen of the Dead (The Ghost and the Goth, #2) by Stacey Kade

Queen of the Dead (The Ghost and the Goth (#2) by Stacey Kade

Disney-Hyerion (May 31, 2011)

$12.48 (Hardcover, Amazon) $7.99 (Kindle)


eARC from publisher via NetGalley as well as a paperback ARC that I gaveaway in a giveaway.

No summary since this is the second book of a series. Instead here’s a link to my review of The Ghost and the Goth.

Quick Review

If you’ve read and enjoyed the first book of this series then you won’t be disappointed with the second installment!

There’s a ton of action in this follow up, which was exciting!

A few new characters are introduced and we find out a bit more information about Will’s dad and their ability to see ghosts.

Alona is still dealing with her new form and does some interesting things to help Will and a few of the ghosts that are hanging around.

I can’t wait for more! Body and Soul released yesterday! I didn’t even know this! Why didn’t I get a reviewers copy! Sad reviewer here! (Maybe because I’m a year behind on some of my reviews? Or is it because Disney-Hyperion has decided bloggers are no longer an asset to their marketing program and has decided to not approve requests via NetGalley?)