December 31, 2010

Out Next year!

Look out for these books, out in 2011!

Exonerated by the Vampyre High Council and returned to her position of High Priestess at Tulsa’s House of Night, Neferet has sworn vengeance on Zoey. Dominion over her immortal consort Kalona is only one of the weapons she plans to use against Z. But Zoey has found sanctuary on the Isle of Skye and is being groomed by Queen Sgiach to take over for her there. Being Queen would be cool, wouldn’t it? Why should she return to Tulsa? After losing her human consort, Heath, she will never be the same – and her relationship with her super-hot-warrior, Stark, may never be the same either…

And what about Stevie Rae and Rephaim? The Raven Mocker refuses to be used against Stevie Rae (since she saved his life), but what choice does he have when no one in the entire world, including Zoey, would be okay with their relationship? Does he betray his father or his heart?

In the pulse-pounding 8th book in the bestselling House of Night series, how far will the bonds of friendship stretch and how strong are the ties that bind one girl’s heart?

Have you ever wondered what a human life is worth?
That morning, my brother's was worth a pocket watch.
In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina is preparing for art school, first dates, and all that summer has to offer. But one night, the Soviet secret police barge violently into her home, deporting her along with her mother and younger brother. They are being sent to Siberia. Lina's father has been separated from the family and sentenced to death in a prison camp. All is lost.
Lina fights for her life, fearless, vowing that if she survives she will honor her family, and the thousands like hers, by documenting their experience in her art and writing. She risks everything to use her art as messages, hoping they will make their way to her father's prison camp to let him know they are still alive.
It is a long and harrowing journey, and it is only their incredible strength, love, and hope that pull Lina and her family through each day. But will love be enough to keep them alive?
Between Shades of Gray is a riveting novel that steals your breath, captures your heart, and reveals the miraculous nature of the human spirit.

Trapped in space and frozen in time, Amy is bound for a new planet 300 years away. But fifty years before she's due to arrive, she is violently woken, the victim of an attempted murder.

REVIEW: House of Night - Book 8: Awakened by P.C. and Kristin Cast

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******WARNING!!!! SPOILER ALERT!!! ******

Now that Zoey's back from the otherworld and Neferet has been placed as High Priestess of the Tulsa House of Night once again, trouble brews.Rephaim is torn between loyalty to his father, kalona, and to the one he loves, Stevie Rae. As darkness follows Neferet to the House of night, can Zoey return to Tulsa before Darkness takes over?

Being the eighth installment in the House of Night series, If you are starting this series, the make sure that you read it from the first book, MARKED.

I genuinley enjoyed the new installment in the House of Night series. The suspense that was left from the last book made me open the page as soon as I got sent it. The characters made choices that were true to what you believe they would do, the relationship between Stevie Rae and Rephaim brought another dimension to it, aswell as the innner struggle that Rephaim has between loyalty to Kalona and to Stevie Rae, his choices were beleviable. The emotions were pulled through out the book as the drama & tension levels rised, all the way to the climactic finish.

check out the review for  the other books here.

Books 1-6

December 30, 2010

Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson

Fresh and exciting, Suite Scarlett is a great summer read.

Scarlett Martin, lives in an old, run-down Art Deco Hotel called the Hopwell, situated in New York City. On her fifteenth birthday, Scarlett expects the usual present. A key to a suite that she has to take care of. But what she doesn't expect is that, on that same day, she gets a permanent guest. Mysterious, abrupt and brewing secret plans, Scarlett's new guest takes her down a path that she would never have expected...

I really enjoyed Suite Scarlett, the characters were interesting, lighthearted, and didn't have a terminal disease or a star crossed lover. 

Suite Scarlett is exactly that, sweet. Cute, charming, but at times predictable, you'll find yourself following along with Scarlett, but sometimes frustrated at her and other characters.

Set in New York, Suite Scarlett is a fluffy, fun read that is great for you if you like authors Kody Keplinger, Meg Cabot or books Where I Belong by Gwendolen Heasley and Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn. 

An agreeable example of contemporary fiction for Young Adults, I would recommend this book to teenage girls aged 13-16.

December 20, 2010

Christmas List

If you are looking for a book for Christmas this year, then here are some great choices...

If you have decided to buy a book for somebody, but do not know which book to buy, then a Personalised review is what you need.


To get a personalised review, send an email to me (The Book Slooth) at

1. A Name for the person who the recommendation is for.
It doesn't have to be their real name.

2. Their Age and Gender.
This helps me identify the target audience.

3. Genres that they like or things they like.
This tells me what type of book to look for.
Emma, Female*, 12 Years Old.
Likes Spy Novels and Twilight.

Recommendations can be for MALES OR FEMALES


December 13, 2010

Reviews Coming Soon...

Look out for these reviews coming soon, but in the meantime, I thought I would tease you with their delicious plots...

Anna was looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more.  So she's less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris-until she meets Etienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Etienne has it all . . . including a serious girlfriend.

But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true.  Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?

Stephanie Perkins keeps the romantic tension crackling and the attraction high in a debut guaranteed to make toes tingle and hearts melt.


In Ethan Wate's hometown there lies the darkest of secrets . . .
There is a girl.
Slowly, she pulled the hood from her head. Green eyes, black hair. 
Lena Duchannes.

There is a curse.
On the Sixteenth Moon, the Sixteenth Year, the Book will take what it's been promised.
And no one can stop it.

In the end, there is a grave.
Lena and Ethan become bound together by a deep, powerful love. But Lena is cursed and on her sixteenth birthday, her fate will be decided.
Ethan never even saw it coming.


Thomas Timewell is sixteen and a gentleman. When he meets a body-snatcher called Plenitude, his whole life changes. He is pursued by cutthroats, a gypsy with a meat cleaver, and even the Grim Reaper. More disturbing still, Thomas has to spend an evening with the worst novelist in the world.
A very black comedy set in England in 1828, The Life of a Teenage Body-snatcher shows what terrible events can occur when you try to do the right thing. 'Never a good idea,' as Thomas's mother would say.


December 10, 2010

REVIEW: Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride

Debut novel of author Lish McBride, Hold me closer, Necromancer is highly entertaining and not to be missed.

College drop-out Samhain LaCroix doesn't get what he bargained for when he finds out that he is a powerful necromancer. With a territorial necromancer trying to train and kill him, can Sam learn to master his powers before he becomes the ghost?

I recommend Hold me closer, Necromancer  for girls and boys aged 13 - 15. Fans of Heather Brewer (Vlad Tod) will love this series.

The witty repartee of this novel comes together with the pop culture references and regular language to make a fascinating read that you can't put down.

I really enjoyed this book, I felt that the characters were well-developed and that through what was portrayed, you got to know the characters fast and effectively.
The comic side of the novel was amusing, yet fresh at the same time.

"This is a SCARY funny book, OR a FUNNY scary book. In any case, it's a GREAT book. I LOVE IT." Sherman Alexie.

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