On My Wish List

As I Wake
Comes out Sept 15th!!!!!!!

Ava is welcomed home from the hospital by a doting mother, lively friends, and a crush finally beginning to show interest. There's only one problem: Ava can't remember any of them - and can't shake the eerie feeling that she's not who they say she is.

Ava struggles to break through her amnesiac haze as she goes through the motions of high-school life, but the memories that surface take place in a very different world, where Ava and familiar-faced friends are under constant scrutiny and no one can be trusted. Ava doesn't know what to make of these visions, or of the boy who is at the center of them all, until he reappears in her life and offers answers . . . but only in exchange for her trust.

I am so excited because I am next in line to read this from the digital library!!! I loved the first one and just read Leaving Paradise. Simone Elkeles is a great author!!

Rules of Attraction
When Carlos Fuentes returns to America after living in Mexico for a year, he doesn’t want any part of the life his older brother, Alex, has laid out for him at a high school in Colorado . Carlos likes living his life on the edge and wants to carve his own path—just like Alex did. Then he meets Kiara Westford. She doesn’t talk much and is completely intimidated by Carlos’ wild ways. As they get to know one another, Carlos assumes Kiara thinks she’s too good for him, and refuses to admit that she might be getting to him. But he soon realizes that being himself is exactly what Kiara needs right now.

Stolen by Lucy Christopher -

Sixteen year old Gemma is kidnapped from Bangkok airport and taken to the Australian Outback. This wild and desolate landscape becomes almost a character in the book, so vividly is it described. Ty, her captor, is no stereotype. He is young, fit and completely gorgeous. This new life in the wilderness has been years in the planning. He loves only her, wants only her. Under the hot glare of the Australian sun, cut off from the world outside, can the force of his love make Gemma love him back? The story takes the form of a letter, written by Gemma to Ty, reflecting on those strange and disturbing months in the outback. Months when the lines between love and obsession, and love and dependency, blur until they don't exist - almost.

Review - Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans

Title: Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25
Author: Richard Paul Evans
Publisher Date: August 9, 2011
Publisher: Mercury Ink
Hardcover, 326 pages

Barnes and Noble

I really enjoyed this book. It was fun. It was creative and I loved the characters. I fell in love immediately with Michael Vey and his friends, Taylor and Ostin (pronounced Austin). Equally, I despised the evil people. All of their special powers were awesome and well thought out and well described in detail. A real good read for complete fun! Richard Paul Evans has the fantasy and adventure part down pat!! I hated to see it end and I really am excited for the next book.

The only thing that bothered me was the simply fact of how quickly the bad guys located the good guys. It seemed too simple.

Summary -
My name is Michael Vey, and the story I’m about to tell you is strange. Very strange. It’s my story.
To everyone at Meridian High School, Michael Vey is an ordinary fourteen-year-old. In fact, the only thing that seems to set him apart is the fact that he has Tourette’s syndrome. But Michael is anything but ordinary. Michael has special powers. Electric powers.

Michael thinks he's unique until he discovers that a cheerleader named Taylor also has special powers. With the help of Michael’s friend, Ostin, the three of them set out to discover how Michael and Taylor ended up this way, but their investigation brings them to the attention of a powerful group who wants to control the electric children – and through them the world. Michael will have to rely on his wits, powers, and friends if he’s to survive.

The Boyfriend Gift

I visited my boyfriend of over two years and after maybe two minutes of being there, he says, "I got you a present. Come here."

Me? A present? Really? Awwww

He opens the closet door and there sits . . . .

A dyson slim.

Yo, I already have two dysons. And before you judge, I have two kitties. My short haired kitty actually gives off more hair than the long haired cat. Really.

And my other cat is very high anxiety and is constantly vomiting everywhere. Not to mention she sucks at going IN the litterbox.

I have the dyson ball that is FANTASTIC for a regular vacuum. And I have the hand held for those pesky food particles that both my cats spit out when they feel like it or when they decide to shed another full size cat hairball. I was able to buy the dyson ball with a bunch of gift cards (thanks family) and then the hand held was on special when I bought the ball. Bonus!

Then I go meet Saint's parents and they have this hand held dyson that is good for vacuuming all floors, except mine didn't come with the floor attachment?!?!?!?!?!? So I contact dyson (okay Saint totally did that for me) and GUESS WHAT? This is a different vacuum. Not another attachment for one of the two vacuums I own, but a completely different vacuum.


I refused to buy another dyson. I think two is enough!!

But no, Saint bought it for me. He used a coupon with his discount and viola! See why I love him?


I am crazy ridiculous.

I think he might have ulterior motives to giving me a vacuum?

Wordless Wednesday - Sunset on the road

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday - Tune In & Teaser

Heard this on the radio this past weekend. I miss this song. Makes me sing loud and dance funny.
Flashdance, What a Feeling by Irene Cara

"As if that wasn't bad enough, I heard Tristan Norris say in earth science that Caleb is going out for wrestling this year. Not only did I lose Leah as a friend and everyone else thinks I'm a walking freak, I have no hope of joining the tennis team or playing sports ever again."

Leaving Paradise
Simone Elkeles