5.30.2012

Waiting on Wednesday #14

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Mystic City by Theo Lawrence
Release Date: October 9th, 2012

A magical city divided. A political rebellion ignited. A love that was meant to last forever.Aria Rose, youngest scion of one of Mystic City's two ruling rival families, finds herself betrothed to Thomas Foster, the son of her parents' sworn enemies. The union of the two will end the generations-long political feud—and unite all those living in the Aeries, the privileged upper reaches of the city, against the banished mystics who dwell below in the Depths. But Aria doesn't remember falling in love with Thomas; in fact, she wakes one day with huge gaps in her memory. And she can't conceive why her parents would have agreed to unite with the Fosters in the first place. Only when Aria meets Hunter, a gorgeous rebel mystic from the Depths, does she start to have glimmers of recollection—and to understand that he holds the key to unlocking her past. The choices she makes can save or doom the city—including herself. 

I just recently saw this book on Goodreads and after reading the synopsis and falling in love with that beautiful cover art, I knew this one would be a book I would anxiously anticipate! October can’t come soon enough.
What are you waiting on?

5.29.2012

Teaser Tuesday #6

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


1. “Because we’re the same, Kaleb. The things we want from life. We’re always the last to be considered. The second choice. And we both want that to change.” (pg. 191)

2. On summer evenings when I was little, I’d hold my mom’s hand while she snapped the blooms off the bright orange flowers that grew in her garden. Every morning, they would bloom again, beautiful and resilient, ready to take on whatever the day brought. Tiger lilies. (pg. 198)

Timepiece by Myra McEntire








Myra McEntire sure knows how to keep me on the edge of my seat. Timepiece started strong and just keeps on going in the same way!
Feel free to share your teasers, too!

5.28.2012

Busy Weeks Ahead!

ANNOUNCEMENT:

Hey All! It was a little dead around here by the end of last week and I have a very busy few weeks coming up so I wanted to explain about the month of June here at Leather Bound and Lovely! 

I just started a summer internship that is very time demanding and so adjusting to that is going to be a little strange for me at first and in addition to that, I will be out of town from June 8th through the 17th on vacation. I just wanted to create this post so I could give followers a heads up. If you are trying to get in touch with me and I’m a little slower than usual with responses, you know why. 

Meme’s should continue as usual, but reviews may be a little slower. The good news is, that once I come back from vacation I should have several reviews lined up. Nothing better than reading on the beach! 

Thanks again for your patience and understanding! Hope everyone else is going to have a great summer as well.

5.22.2012

Top Ten Tuesday #7

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme started by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s topic is Top Ten Blogs/Sites You Read That AREN'T about Books:

If you’ve never heard of Post Secret before it is a site where people send in anonymous secrets on post cards and the creator posts them every Sunday for people to read. Some of them are sad, some are happy, and some are just plain freaky, but they are all fascinating and I visit this site almost every week.

9. College Website
I have to spend way too much time on my college’s website. Just boring school stuff such as checking grades, looking through email, turning in papers, and paying tuition. Like I said, boring.

One of my guilty obsessions is celebrity gossip. I don’t know why I care, but I do. Anyone knows that Perez is always the first one with the news.

I don’t know how many of you all know this about me, but I am a costume design major, so usually my “school supplies” are sewing materials or art supplies. I spend a lot of time on Fabric.com looking at materials and buying supplies for my projects.

6. Hulu
I am a television addict. I follow so many shows that sometimes my DVR can’t even keep up. One of my favorite sites is Hulu because with a membership you can watch full series’ of several different shows. They also have a couple decent movies. 

5. Etsy
I love visiting Etsy because of the broad spectrum of things you can find through the site. You can find all sorts of handmade clothing or jewelry, as well as art or home decor. The strange thing about Etsy, is that what is “cute” or “crafty” is completely subjective so you can also find really strange things on the site as well. I recommend anyone else who enjoys looking on Etsy to also check out Regretsy for a good laugh.

Forever 21 is one of my favorite clothing stores, second only to the Gap Clearance store. Even when I am dirt poor I love looking on their website and window shopping for things I would like to have. I think they have very trendy, affordable clothing that is usually well-made. 

Busty Girl Comics is one of my favorite sites to visit because of how hilarious it can be. Basically, it is a blog ran by a professional artist who goes by Rampaige and she posts daily comics about the problems that go along with having a large chest. It’s like the sort of thing that so many people can relate to, but no one ever actually vocalizes. I also appreciate her blog because she is very encouraging to others and always preaches to be proud of your body no matter what shape or size. This world needs more people like her! 

2. Pinterest 
Pinterest is one of my daily obsessions. I have so many boards where I “pin” everything from delicious food to inspiration for my dream wedding. It’s a great site to organize and collect ideas or inspirations without having to use a scrapbook or something.

My number one most visited non-bookish site is definitely Facebook. I feel like I check Facebook way too frequently, but it’s a great way to keep up with friends and reconnect with people who you might have not seen or talked to in a while. I would definitely consider myself a Facebook addict. 

So, those are pretty much all of the websites that I frequent when I am not reading or blogging. I’d love to see other’s Top Ten posts this week, so please feel free to share your links in the comments below. 

5.21.2012

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa


Title: The Immortal Rules
Author: Julie Kagawa
Pages: 485
Release: April 24th, 2012

Synopsis:
(from Goodreads)In a future world, Vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity. Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten.Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked—and given the ultimate choice. Die or become one of the monsters.
Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad.Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.But it isn’t easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what—and who—is worth dying for.

My Thoughts:
The Immortal Rules was kind of a given for me. I really liked The Iron King and Julie Kagawa’s world building talent plus dystopian vampires, well that equals brilliance. I am so happy to say that I am even more impressed with this book than I could have imagined.

What was so cool about this book was how everything came together so perfectly. You’ve got your vampires, some zombie-like creatures(called Rabids in this series), dystopian society, a little romance, and a great backstory. The characters all had very distinct personalities and I was drawn to a couple that I wouldn’t have expected to like so much.

I was less than impressed with Harlequin’s creative decision to use a Caucasian model for the cover art, rather than an Asian. The main character Allison is definitely Asian and I am disappointed they didn’t reflect that on the cover. I was also not particularly attached to the male love interest, Ezekiel, but am hoping he will grow on me in later books.

It really was a fantastic book with lots of action and adventure. This one ends us on a cliffhanger, but at the same time was concluded very nicely. I will be anxiously awaiting the next books in this series.

In Short:
Rating: 5/5
Purchase or Check Out?: Purchase
Would I read it again?: Yes!


5.20.2012

In My Mailbox #13

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme created by Kristi from The Story Siren as a way to share the books you received over the past week whether for review, purchase, or borrow.

Won:
The Immortal Rules - by Julie Kagawa (Thanks Kate!)

Borrowed:
Fallen - by Lauren Kate (audiobook)

I got The Immortal Rules in the middle of the week and although I wanted to wait to read it during my vacation in a couple weeks, I couldn’t resist! It’s been great so far! I also borrowed an audiobook copy of Fallen from the library because I have heard mixed reviews of the series and I wanted to find out a little more about it for myself. 

What’s in your mailbox?


5.17.2012

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare


Title: City of Lost Souls
Author: Cassandra Clare
Pages: 534
Release: May 8th, 2012

Synopsis:
(from Goodreads)The demon Lilith has been destroyed and Jace has been freed from her captivity. But when the Shadowhunters arrive to rescue him, they find only blood and broken glass. Not only is the boy Clary loves missing–but so is the boy she hates, Sebastian, the son of her father Valentine: a son determined to succeed where their father failed, and bring the Shadowhunters to their knees. No magic the Clave can summon can locate either boy, but Jace cannot stay away—not from Clary. When they meet again Clary discovers the horror Lilith’s dying magic has wrought—Jace is no longer the boy she loved. He and Sebastian are now bound to each other, and Jace has become what he most feared: a true servant of Valentine’s evil. The Clave is determined to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. Will the Shadowhunters hesitate to kill one of their own? Only a small band of Clary and Jace’s friends and family believe that Jace can still be saved — and that the fate of the Shadowhunters’ future may hinge on that salvation. They must defy the Clave and strike out on their own. Alec, Magnus, Simon and Isabelle must work together to save Jace: bargaining with the sinister Faerie Queen, contemplating deals with demons, and turning at last to the Iron Sisters, the reclusive and merciless weapons makers for the Shadowhunters, who tell them that no weapon on this earth can sever the bond between Sebastian and Jace. Their only chance of cutting Jace free is to challenge Heaven and Hell — a risk that could claim any, or all, of their lives.And they must do it without Clary. For Clary has gone into the heart of darkness, to play a dangerous game utterly alone. The price of losing the game is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she even still trust him? Or is he truly lost? What price is too high to pay, even for love?

My Thoughts:
I have been a fan of Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instrument series for a few years now and I think it’s a safe bet to say that it is my favorite book series. However, the last book, City of Fallen Angels, kind of fell flat for me and I was starting to worry that maybe this series had lost focus. I am happy to say that City of Lost Souls brought me back to why I love the Shadowhunter world and left me itching for more!

I think that one of my initial fears going into this book was that with Jace missing, a lot of the witty banter that makes these books so fun would be gone, but Jace is in most of the book and his personality does not suffer. Also, I found myself falling more in love with the relationships in this book. Simon and Isabelle, Jordan and Maia, Alec and Magnus, even Clary and Jace, all showed so much development throughout this book and I was appreciative to see how it unfolded.

As always, Cassandra Clare does an excellent job at having multiple storylines going on at once. Her ability to never make her books become boring or have a lull in action is something that I love. City of Lost Souls is a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat for it’s entirety. Trust me, my fingernails are all bitten off and I held my breath so much, I feel like I just ran a marathon! This is one you do not want to miss.

In Short:
Rating: 5/5
Purchase or Check Out?: Purchase
Would I read it again?: Yes!


5.16.2012

Waiting on Wednesday #13

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
Release Date: May 22nd, 2012
Galen, a Syrena prince, searches land for a girl he's heard can communicate with fish. It’s while Emma is on vacation at the beach that she meets Galen. Although their connection is immediate and powerful, Galen's not fully convinced that Emma's the one he's been looking for. That is, until a deadly encounter with a shark proves  that Emma and her Gift may be the only thing that can save his kingdom. He needs her help--no matter what the risk.


I have been waiting on Of Poseidon for months! For the longest time I thought it was released in 2011 and I actually went into a bookstore once and asked the clerk where it was because I couldn’t find it on my own, only to be told that it was yet to be released. Next week, this will certainly be in my hands! 
What are you waiting on this week? 

5.15.2012

Top Ten Tuesday #6

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme started by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s topic is (freebie)Top Ten Strange Bookish Habits:

10. I’m Obsessed with Fan Art
I just love looking at fan art! Probably a good chunk of my bookmarked internet pages are book fan art and for popular series', there is no lack of it! I like visually seeing others interpretations of characters and how they vary from my mental pictures. When I really love a book, one of the first things I do is look online for fan art to gawk at. 
Fan art done by batata-tasha on deviantart.com

9. I have a Loan System
I’m very overprotective of my books, but occasionally a friend sees me reading something and they ask to borrow. I always try to be nice and share, but under the STRICTEST of circumstances. For instance, after two weeks if I haven’t heard the person mention anything about the book, I bother them to find out if they read it yet. After a month of it being lent, I send a text message saying I would like it back soon. If it’s more than a month and a half, I will bother that person daily until I have my book back. Maybe this makes me sound crazy, but I used to be more relaxed about loaning books and too often, they went missing. 

8. I have Reading “Zones” 
Some people can read anywhere. Some people can read while listening to music, or riding in a car, but I am not one of those people. If I spend a lot of time at a place, I must create a designated reading “zone.” At my house, it is in my bed, with exactly four pillows propping me up and the bedside lamp on. At my parents house, it’s in the guest room, in that bed, leaning up against the wall. At my boyfriend’s house, it’s upstairs in his den, sitting in the overstuffed recliner. I also cannot read unless it is completely silent. I just get too easily distracted by the outside world and I can’t focus. 

7. I talk about Books....A Lot!
I just can’t help but to talk about books too much. When I am out with friends, they want to talk about a new movie or tv show and that’s cool, but I want to talk about the book I’m reading and apparently, that’s weird to everyone else. I don’t get it. I also talk incessantly about books to my boyfriend and my parents even though they very rarely care and just amuse me by listening. Luckily, the book community has helped me a little with this quirk.

6. I do “Marathon Reading”
This doesn’t seem to be as rare as I originally thought, but I like to marathon read, where I shut myself off from the world for a day and read from the time I get up until the time I go to sleep only taking breaks for food and bathroom breaks. I find that it’s really relaxing and it’s a great way to take a break from technology and outside stress.

5. I use Bobby Pins as Bookmarks
I never ever have a bookmark when I need one but I have an insane amount of bobby pins all over the place. They are great bookmarks because they are small enough to fit and they can slide over the pages to make sure it stays in place. 

4. I have Books Everywhere!
I feel insecure if there isn’t a book with me at all times. I think it’s because of all those unexpected moments when you have nothing to do and you can’t help but think, “I’m wasting perfect reading time!” Luckily for me, I have found a foolproof way to combat this issue and that’s to have books everywhere! Some strange examples are: in the glove box of my car, in my backpack at school, and on my parent’s dining room table. I guess you could say, I mark my territory with books!

3. I Smell Books
This is another one that since I became a blogger, I realize isn’t as rare as I previously thought. I don’t think it takes much explanation, but I really do love the smell of a nice, old, paper book. 

2. I have Attachment Issues
I sort of touched on this with my loan system earlier in this post, but I really do get attached to my books. But the weird part is, I get attached to books I didn’t even like! Once, when I was younger, my Dad told me I had too many books and they were overflowing the bookshelves and I had to get rid of a few. I sold several of them to Half Price Book Store and to this day, I miss those books that I let go of. After that experience, I just decided I was comfortable with being a book hoarder.

1. I Feel Obligated to Convert the Non-Readers
My number one strange bookish habit is that I must convert the non-believers! For some reason, when someone tells me they don’t like to read, to me, it sounds like a challenge. I also get personally offended when someone tells me that they think reading is stupid. I have successfully converted about 6 friends, but my greatest accomplishment is my Dad. Before I got him to start reading, he wouldn’t even read instruction manuals to household appliances, but now he sometimes reads more than I do and has very similar tastes to me so we can share books. My theory about non-readers is that they just haven’t discovered the right genre of book that will suit them best.


There you have it, my weird (and slightly embarrassing) habits! I know I can’t be the only person who has some strange bookish habits going on and I would love to hear some of yours as well as see your links to this week’s Top Ten Tuesday posts, so feel free to share!


5.14.2012

In My Mailbox #12

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme created by Kristi from The Story Siren as a way to share the books you received over the past week whether for review, purchase, or borrow.

Purchased:
City of Lost Souls - by Cassandra Clare

For Review:

Dark Kiss - by Michelle Rowen (Thanks Harlequin!)

Sorry this is getting posted later than usual! I had a very busy weekend getting ready for one of my best friend’s weddings and I realized this afternoon that I hadn’t scheduled my IMM post. Both books I got this week are ones I am so excited to read. If you are familiar with my blog, you know my obsession with Cassandra Clare made City of Lost Souls a given, and I actually featured Dark Kiss in last weeks Waiting on Wednesday post! 
So, what’s in your mailbox this week?

5.10.2012

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers


Title: Grave Mercy
Author: Robin LaFevers
Pages: 549
Release: April 3rd, 2012

Synopsis:
(from Goodreads)Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.Ismae's most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?

My Thoughts:
Grave Mercy has been one of my most anticipated books of 2012. When I first saw the cover, I instantly knew it would be a book that I would be interested in. While this book wasn’t exactly a favorite of mine, the story of Ismae, a trained assassin, was a very detailed, entertaining book that I did enjoy.

I don’t know what exactly I was expecting going into Grave Mercy, but I can say that my expectations were far exceeded in many ways. I loved the idea of this convent that pretty much bred lady killers. I am all about girl power and Ismae was fantastic at embodying that type of character I love. I also was so impressed by the detail the author put into every aspect of this book. The mix of history and her own fantasy blended together beautifully.

I will say, there were a couple things that bothered me. For one, from the synopsis I concluded there would be some romance in this book. Well, the romance isn’t really all that I had hoped, and it isn’t even introduced until you’re 3/4th’s into the book. Another thing is the lull of action; I expected this book to be all about the fights and violence, but actually there isn’t a lot of action through much of the book, it’s more schemes than anything.

It was a very nice read, that I loved for it’s intricacies and lovely world building. I also, definitely appreciate how well it was wrapped up at the end because far too often books leave off on cliffhangers with too many unanswered questions. I also believe the second book in this series follows another assassin girl, Sybella. So, I really like that rather than continuing to follow Ismae, the author is going to tell a different story.

In Short:
Rating: 4/5
Purchase or Check Out?: Purchase
Would I read it again?: Yes


5.09.2012

Waiting on Wednesday #12

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowen
Release Date: May 22nd, 2012
I don't do dangerous.  Smart, über-careful, ordinary Samantha-that's me. But I just couldn't pass up a surprise kiss from my number-one unattainable crush. A kiss that did something to me...something strange. Now I feel hungry all the time, but not for food. It's like part of me is missing-and I don't know if I can get it back. Then there's Bishop. At first I thought he was just a street kid, but the secrets he's keeping are as intense as his unearthly blue eyes. If he's what I think he is, he may be the only one who can help me. But something terrifying is closing in, and the one chance Bishop and I have to stop it means losing everything I ever wanted and embracing the darkness inside me.... NIGHTWATCHERS When angels and demons must work together, something beyond evil is rising...


I had just heard about Dark Kiss a couple weeks ago, but between the cover and that awesome synopsis, I was sold instantly! Lately, I have been really interested in the angel sub-genre, so this sounds like a great read.

What are you waiting on?

5.08.2012

Teaser Tuesday #5

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

1. “Indeed, rows of the most beautiful gowns are spread about the room. I am stunned at the riches the convent has provided. Velvets and brocades and the finest silks, all in dazzling colors: deep blue, emerald green, and rich claret.”

2. “She pauses at the door. ‘Oh, I nearly forgot. Two letters came with the trunks. They’re on the table over there. And the smallest of the trunks is still locked. They do not appear to have sent a key. Would you like me to send up one of the footmen to break it?’”

Page 235 of Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers








I am absolutely loving Grave Mercy! It isn’t quite everything that I expected for it to be, but I can appreciate a pleasant surprise in this case.
Please feel free to leave me a link to your teasers in the comments!

5.05.2012

In My Mailbox #11

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme created by Kristi from The Story Siren as a way to share the books you received over the past week whether for review, purchase, or borrow.

Purchased:
Hourglass - by Myra McEntire

For Review:

Code Name Verity - by Elizabeth Wein
Timepiece (Hourglass #2) - by Myra McEntire
Innocent Darkness - by Suzanne Lazear

I didn’t have a chance to put up an IMM last week because of finals week, so now I am playing a little bit of catch up! I’ve already read Hourglass and LOVED it, you can read my review here, but the other three I am very excited to start reading!

What’s in your mailbox?

5.03.2012

Hourglass by Myra McEntire


Title: Hourglass
Author: Myra McEntire
Pages: 394
Release: June 14th, 2011

Synopsis:
(from Goodreads)One hour to rewrite the past . . .
For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn’t there: swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents’ death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She’s tried everything, but the visions keep coming back.So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson’s willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may change her past.Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he’s around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should have happened?

My Thoughts:
I wasn’t sure what to expect going into Hourglass. It was a really cool cover and the synopsis sounded great, but I hadn’t heard a lot about it. I am pleased to say that this book blew me out of the water and I am so glad I read this!

One thing I can tell you I didn’t expect, was for this to be an action packed, edge-of-your-seat kind of book. Oh, but it was, it truly was! There were so many moments where the book took a turn I didn’t expect that I stayed up until two in the morning without even realizing it. I became completely engrossed in the story, the characters, and the time travel!

I can’t remember the last time I liked a character as much as I like Emerson. She has been through so much in her past, but she was strong and easy to relate to. I also can’t forget to mention the sexy Michael who was a total heartthrob. It was a truly beautifully written book with great descriptions and it gave good in-depth details about all the characters. I love when an author makes a point to give us all those little facts. I adored this book and am looking forward to the upcoming sequel, Timepiece.

In Short:
Rating: 5/5
Purchase or Check Out?: Purchase
Would I read it again?: Yes!


5.01.2012

Waiting on Wednesday #11

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Gilt by Katherine Longshore
Release Date: May 15th, 2012
In the court of King Henry VIII, nothing is free--and love comes at the highest price of all. When Kitty Tylney's best friend, Catherine Howard, worms her way into King Henry VIII's heart and brings Kitty to court, she's thrust into a world filled with fabulous gowns, sparkling jewels, and elegant parties. No longer stuck in Cat's shadow, Kitty's now caught between two men--the object of her affection and the object of her desire. But court is also full of secrets, lies, and sordid affairs, and as Kitty witnesses Cat's meteoric rise and fall as queen, she must figure out how to keep being a good friend when the price of telling the truth could literally be her head.

It has been too long since I have read a good historical fiction! Gilt sounds like exactly my kind of historical novel because it’s Tudor era, it’s got some scandal, and a love story. It looks like it will be released in the middle of this month so I don’t have to wait much longer but the anticipation has been killing me for a while now. Luckily, there are so many other great titles coming out this month that I think I will survive the wait.

What are you waiting on?

Teaser Tuesday #4

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

1. “Michael turned down one of my favorite back roads. It ran parallel to a lake. I took my hair down from the ponytail and rested my head back against the seat, looking up at the trees along the shoreline that were tinged with color.”

2. “‘Funny, gorgeous, and a genius. What a package.’ He backed out of the parking space, smiling as he drove away. I loved that he left crazy off the list. I loved it even more that he would never think to add it.”

Page 91 of Hourglass by Myra McEntire








I should be studying for finals or writing papers but I bought this book and have been reading it in every spare moment I can find. It is a fantastic book so far and puts a nice twist on time travel books. 
Don’t forget to leave me a link to your teasers in the comments!