Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Top Eleven Books That Broke My Heart

I couldn't keep it to ten! 

1. The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling

3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling

5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling 

6. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 

7. Midnight (The Vampire Diaries: The Return #3) by L. J. Smith

8. Revelations (Blue Bloods #3) by Melissa de la Cruz

9. Holly's Story (Angels in Pink #3) by Lurlene McDaniel

10. Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #2) by Maggie Stiefvater

11. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (Twilight #3.5) by Stephenie Meyer

So these are the top eleven books that broke my heart! If you want me to elaborate on this post, or even just one of those books, let me know in the comments! I may be following this post up with explanations as to why each of these broke my heart. Let me know if you'd be interested! 
What books broke your heart?   

Monday, February 20, 2012

Cover Reveal: Inbetween (Kissed by Death, #1) by Tara Fuller

I am honored to take part in the cover reveal for Tara Fuller's new book, Inbetween (Kissed by Death, #1). It comes out on August 7, 2012. The cover is gorgeous by the way! And here it is!

INBETWEEN (Kissed by Death, #1) by Tara Fuller (August 7, 2012)

Since the car crash that took her father’s life three years ago, Emma’'s
life has been a freaky— and unending—lesson in caution. Surviving
“accidents” has taken priority over being a normal seventeen-year-old, so
Emma spends her days taking pictures of life instead of living it. Falling
in love with a boy was never part of the plan. Falling for a reaper who
makes her chest ache and her head spin? Not an option.

It’s not easy being dead, especially for a reaper in love with a girl fate
has put on his list not once, but twice. Finn’s fellow reapers give him
hell about spending time with Emma, but Finn couldn't let her die before,
and he'’s not about to let her die now. He will protect the girl he loves
from the evil he accidentally unleashed, even if it means sacrificing the
only thing he has left…  his soul.

Paperback Available for Pre-Order from Amazon:

Add to your Goodreads TBR:

Congratulations to Tara! I can't wait for this one! What about you guys? Are you excited for this one too? It looks great, doesn't it? Congratulations again Tara! I'm so excited! 

<3 Amanda Leigh

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Valentine's Reads

Last week I got a couple of books I considered sort of "Valentine's Day" themed. They are both very centered around Valentine's Day. The one I'm reading now is love? maybe. by Heather Hepler. I'm calling this my "themed read". I thought it would be cute to do that. The other book is Fallen in Love by Lauren Kate. This is just a short post with pictures and links to the "Valentine's Reads" I got.

love? maybe. by Heather Hepler

Fallen in Love by Lauren Kate

So these are my recent "Valentine's Reads". Not something I usually do, but I kind of felt like it this year. Do you guys know of any books you think would qualify as good "Valentine's Reads"? Do you have any favorite "Valentine's Reads"? Let me know! 

Happy (belated) Valentine's Day! <3

<3 Amanda Leigh

Saturday, February 11, 2012

In My Mailbox (IMM #2)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. http://www.thestorysiren.com/ 

Here are the books I got in my mailbox this week!

Roller Skating with Rickets by Jessica Jondle

The Sell Your Novel Tool Kit by Elizabeth Lyon

Writing Great Books for Young Adults by Regina Brooks

Destiny's Fire by Trisha Wolfe

Fallen in Love by Lauren Kate 

Love? Maybe. by Heather Hepler

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

So that's what I got in my mailbox this week! SO SO EXCITED!! What about you guys? Have you read any of these? What did you get? :)

<3 Amanda Leigh

Saturday, February 4, 2012

In My Mailbox (IMM #1)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. http://www.thestorysiren.com/ 

This is my first In My Mailbox post. I've seen them and they look like fun. Though this is more like my books for the month of January (and some may be from December and I'm probably forgetting some). So this is like playing catch up. I may post a video of this In My Mailbox too. 

Books I bought:

Enthralled; Paranormal Diversions 

Hans Christian Andersen The Complete Fairy Tales 

Impossible by Nancy Werlin 

Jane Austen on Love and Romance edited by Constance Moore

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Tex by S. E. Hinton

Twisted by Laurie Halse Andersen 

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Andersen

On my Nook:

Destiny's Fire by Trisha Wolfe

Entwined by Heather Dixon

Cat Calls by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Haunted Love by Cynthia Leitich Smith

So that's what's "in my mailbox" (or on my Nook). What about you guys? Have you read any of these? What did you get?

<3 Amanda Leigh