Friday, April 1, 2011


Okay so I've decided to go in a new direction with my blog. This blog will no longer be operating once I have the other one set up. I am creating a YA books only blog because I read so much more of those! So please follow me there at and also on twitter: search SarahsShelf. I hope to see all of you there! I will be hosting many of the book blogging memes that are out there. I'd like to promote communication between myself and my followers so please participate in the memes and leave your comments. I will post on here when Sarah's Shelf will be officially up.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Unearthly by Cynthia Hard

Published: January 4th 2011 by HarperTeen
Series: Unearthly #1

In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees . . . .

Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn't easy.

Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place—and out of place at the same time. Because there's another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara's less angelic side.

As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she'd have to make—between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?

Unearthly is a moving tale of love and fate, and the struggle between following the rules and following your heart.(Goodreads)

Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews

Published: September 28, 2010 by Ace
Series: The Edge #2

Cerise Mar and her clan are cash poor but land rich, claiming a large swathe of the Mire, the Edge swamplands. When her parents vanish, her clan's long-time rivals are suspect. 

But all is not as it seems. Two nations of the Weird are waging a cold war fought by feint and espionage, and their conflict is about to spill over into the Edge-and Cerise's life. (Goodreads)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Exciting News!!

I have some very exciting news that I can't wait to share with all of you. As some of you know I write reviews for, but now I will also be writing reviews for!! I am very excited about this because I find that the latter website has a larger fan base and more continuous traffic which I believe will be better in furthering my reviewing career.

Also, I am now a part of NetGalley which allows me to find ARC's and I am so excited for this because I want to be able to give everyone my views on upcoming books and not just the books that have already been out; that have gotten a chance to be reviewed by everyone or that has been out for so long that it has already been read by most.

So please check out both websites and I will try to keep you updated on what reviews will be where. All of my reviews will be posted here with a link to the review to either website if required. I am going to try to keep most of the reviews I do for this blog as books strictly for this blog!

At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost

Published: December 30, 2008 by Avon
Series: Night Huntress #3

  Some things won't stay buried . . . at grave's end
It should be the best time of half-vampire Cat Crawfield's life. With her undead lover Bones at her side, she's successfully protected mortals from the rogue undead. But though Cat's worn disguise after disguise to keep her true identity a secret from the brazen bloodsuckers, her cover's finally been blown, placing her in terrible danger. 

As if that wasn't enough, a woman from Bones's past is determined to bury him once and for all. Caught in the crosshairs of a vengeful vamp, yet determined to help Bones stop a lethal magic from being unleashed, Cat's about to learn the true meaning of bad blood. And the tricks she's learned as a special agent won't help her. She will need to fully embrace her vampire instincts in order to save herself—and Bones—from a fate worse than the grave.(Goodreads)

Secrets of the Demon by Diana Rowland

Published: January 4, 2011 by DAW
Series: Kara Gillian #3

Homicide detective Kara Gillian has a special talent: she can sense the "arcane" in our world, and there's quite a bit of it, even in Beaulac, Louisiana. She's also a summoner of demons, and works on a task force that deals with supernatural crimes. Her partners are attractive and smart FBI agents, but they're not summoners, and they're not telling Kara why they are on this special force with her. 

To make things worse, Kara has pledged herself to one of the most powerful of demons-a Demon Lord-who helped save her partner's life, but now expects things in return. Meanwhile, she's trying to solve a string of murders that are somehow tied together by money, sex, rock music and...mud. But how can she concentrate on the case when she's not even sure who-or what-her partners are? (Goodreads)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Unseen by Rachel Caine

After Cassiel and Warden Luis Rocha rescue an adept child from a maniacal Djinn, they realize two things: the girl is already manifesting an incredible amount of power, and her kidnapping was not an isolated incident.

This Djinn-aided by her devoted followers-is capturing children all over the world, and indoctrinating them so she can use their strength for herself. With no other options, Cassiel infiltrates the Djinn's organization-because if Cassiel cannot stop the Djinn's apocalyptic designs, all of humanity may be destroyed. (Goodreads)