Monday, July 29, 2013

2014 Book List

1. Let it Snow - Maureen Johnson, John Green, Lauren Myracle
2. Divergent - Veronica Roth (re-read)
3. Insurgent - Veronica Roth
4. Anthem - Ayn Rand
5. Allegiant - Veronica Roth
6. The World of Divergent: The Path to Allegiant - Veronica Roth
7. The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Brian Selznick
8. Scintillate - Tracy Clark
9. Sun and Moon - Elizabeth Paradise
10. The Warrior Heir - Cinda Williams Chima
11. Ruby Red - Kerstin Gier
12. The Dark Lady - Irene Adler
13. Backward Compatible - Sarah Daltry & Pete Clark 
14. Bright Before Sunrise - Tiffany Schmidt
15. Julius Caesar - William Shakespeare
16. Sugar Baby: Confections, Candies, Cakes & Other Delicious Recipes for Cooking with Sugar - Gesine Bullock-Prado
17. Saving Rapunzel - Jamie Campbell
18. Winter's Child - Cameron Dokey
19. Night - Elie Wiesel
20. Principles of Love - Emily Franklin
21. Looking for Alaska - John Green
22. Hinterkind Vol. 1: The Waking World - Ian Edginton
23. Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl - Jesse Andrews
24. The Bridge at Andau - James Michner
25. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
26. Throne of Glass - Sarah J. Maas
27. Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson
28. The Nightmare Affair - Mindee Arnett
29. Disney after Dark - Ridley Pearson
29a. The Fault in Our Stars - John Green (re-read)
30. Gossip Girl - Cecily von Zeigesar
31. UnEnchanted - Chanda Hahn
32. Fairest - Chanda Hahn
33. Of Poseidon - Anna Banks
34. Of Triton - Anna Banks
35. Daughters of the Sea: Hannah - Kathryn Lasky

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon

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Hey everybody, I'm joining the Bout of Books Read-a-Thon!  The Read-a-Thon starts August 19th and ends August 25th.

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 8.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

I'm super excited but I do not have a TBR pile for the Read-a-Thon yet and will post that at a later date.  If you have a blog or  twitter and want to sign up be sure to check out the Bout of Books blog, linked above.  In the words of Porky Pig, "Th-Th-Th-Th-Th-...That all folks!"

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

I recently listened to the audiobook of Nightshade by Andrea Cremer and really enjoyed it.  I usually have a hard time with audiobooks because I always read the book at the same time and read faster than the narrator.  This time I didn't have the actual book and didn't want to purchase the eBook since I own the audiobook, and I didn't have the same problem.  I loved listening to the story and thought it was really great.  A brief synopsis is:

Calla is the alpha of the young Nightshade pack and is engaged to marry the alpha of the Bane pack, Renier.  One night Calla does something that goes against the laws set by her masters the Keepers: she saves a human boy named Shay.  Shay has transferred to the Mountain School in Vail and the Keepers want Calla to keep him safe.  As Calla spends more time with him she uncovers secrets about Shay and her the Keepers that change her world forever. 


Allright-y if you haven't clicked away or gone to read the book I'm assuming you've read the book.  If not, prepare to be spoiled!

My favorite character was Shay! He didn't let anything stop him from discovering the truth about his situation.  And was it just me or was Ren a total jerk sometimes.  I mean he had his moments but was extremely possessive, and I know part of that is the wolf thing but he also did some pretty jerk-y things.  Like what was he up to when he ditched school for two days? I don't know.  Just because I thought Ren was an ass doesn't mean that Shay was perfect because he did some pretty dumb stuff too.  Enough, I wanna talk about Calla.  I love that she's a strong female character!  She's the alpha! It doesn't get stronger than that, at all.  Unfortunately sometimes Calla would make a decision and I'd think "YES!" by the end of the chapter she would be doubting herself.  Her pack mates quickly started treating Ren as their alpha male long before the new pack was formed and that bothered me.  What about all the years when Calla was your alpha and all the respect she earned?  Does that just disappear?  When Calla finds out that Mason and Neville had been dating for a year and that everyone else in the pack new except her I winced.  The fact that Mason didn't trust her and she's his alpha... that must've hurt.

I love Calla's relationship with Ansel, he's such a good brother.  In the beginning when Ansel asks Calla if she wants to run away and says he would go with her: aww!  Ansel and Bryn's relationship was absolutely adorable.  I thought it was hilarious that when Ansel tells Calla and she thinks Bryn rejected him.

When Calla found out that she and Ren kill something at the union I said to myself, "It's gonna be Shay," and it was!  I thought that was a little predictable because how else is everyone going to find out that Shay was turned into a Guardian.  Almost any other way would be anti-climatic but now everyone knows and is on the hunt for him and Calla.  I am SO GLAD that she didn't go through with the union!  Not because I hate Ren or want her to end up with Shay but because she is going through a hard time and DOESN'T KNOW HOW SHE FEELS.  I mean she claims to love Shay but she's under a lot of stress when she says it, it could just be a heat of the moment thing.  Then again maybe not I haven't read the other books yet.  Can't wait to continue the series but not sure when I'll get to it...

I'm still working on Twenty Boy Summer but I should be done in a few days up and have the review up shortly. Currently I am also reading First Test by Tamora Pierce, the first book in the Protector of the Small Quartet.  I've had it for a while and I'm excited to finally read it!  As Tigger would say, "Ta Ta For Now!"

1st Book Haul!

Hey so recently I got a lot of books in the mail, 20 books a lot.  I'm really excited about all of them and I don't know which ones I should read first aside from one that I have decided to read.  Time for the haul part of this post!

  • Sunlight and Shadow by Cameron Dokey part of the Once Upon a Time series, it's twist on the fairytale the Magic Flute.  The back cover tells me:   In a time when the world was young and many things were quite commonplace that are now entirely forgotten, Sarastro, Mage of the Day, wed Pamina, the Queen of the Night. And in this way was the world complete, for light was joined to dark. For all time would they be joined together. Only the ending of the world could tear them apart. In other words, in the days in which my parents married, there was no such thing as divorce.... Thus begins the tale of Mina, a girl-child born on the longest night of the darkest month of the year. When her father looked at her, all he saw was what he feared: By birth, by name, by nature, she belonged to the Dark. So when Mina turned sixteen, her father took her away from shadow and brought her into sunlight.  In retaliation, her mother lured a handsome prince into a deadly agreement: If he frees Mina, he can claim her as his bride.  Now Mina and her prince must endure deadly trials -- of love and fate and family -- before they can truly live happily ever after....
  • Coffehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors is a standalone contemporary novel about a girl who meets an angel but it wasn't in a coffeehouse.  It was in the alley behind her grandmother's coffeehouse she helps him by giving him coffee and old pastries and now he is determined to repay her by granting her deepest wish.
  • Belle by Camerone Dokey also part of the Once Upon a Time series is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast.  The synopsis is: Belle is convinced she has the wrong name, as she lacks her sisters' awe-inspiring beauty. So she withdraws from society, devoting her time to wood carving. Secretly, Belle longs to find the fabled Heartwood Tree. If carved by the right hands, the Heartwood will reveal the face of one's true love.  During a fierce storm, Belle's father stumbles upon the mysterious Heartwood -- and encounters a terrifying and lonely Beast. Now Belle must carve the Heartwood to save her father, and learn to see not with the eyes of her mind, but with the eyes of her heart.
  • Saving Juliet by Suzanne Selfors.  I don't think I can sum this up any better than the goodreads so here it is: Manhattan meets Verona in this time-bending twist on Shakespeare.  When Mimi is magically thrust into the middle of Shakespeare’s Verona, she must find a way to help Juliet fight for her future happiness. Will she be able to give this classic tragedy a happy ending?
  • Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi.  I've heard wonderful things about this book and I'm really looking forward to it.  It's about a girl, Juliette, whose touch is fatal and her government wants to use her as a weapon, but Juliette has other plans.  That's all I'm saying.

  • The Storyteller's Daughter by Cameron Dokey is a retelling of A Thousand and One Arabian Nights and I really liked Arabian Nights so I hope this one is just as good if not better!  This is also part of the Once Upon a Time series.
  • Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins.  I've only heard good things, really good things.  Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father--an elusive European warlock--only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.  As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her.
  • Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma it looks very interesting with the tagline "secrets never stay below the surface".  Chloe's older sister, Ruby, is the girl everyone looks to and longs for, who can't be captured or caged. When a night with Ruby's friends goes horribly wrong and Chloe discovers the dead body of her classmate London Hayes left floating in the reservoir, Chloe is sent away from town and away from Ruby.  But Ruby will do anything to get her sister back, and when Chloe returns to town two years later, deadly surprises await. As Chloe flirts with the truth that Ruby has hidden deeply away, the fragile line between life and death is redrawn by the complex bonds of sisterhood.
  • Next I have the books from the Roman Mysteries series, the 6th, 7th, and 8th.  Starting with The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina then The Enemies of Jupiter and finally The Gladiators from Capua all by Caroline Lawrence and I'm not giving a summary since they are in the middle of the series.

  • Beauty Sleep by Cameron Dokey another book in the Once Upon a Time series.  It is a retelling of Sleeping Beauty if you haven't guessed and here's the goodreads summary: The Princess Aurore has had an unusual childhood. Cursed at birth, Aurore is fated to prick her finger at the age of sixteen and sleep for one hundred years -- until a prince awakens her with a kiss. So, to protect her, Aurore's loving parents forbid any task requiring a needle.  Unable to sew or embroider like most little princesses, Aurore instead explores the castle grounds and beyond, where her warmth and generosity soon endear her to the townspeople. their devotion to the spirited princess grows as she does.  On her sixteenth birthday, Aurore learns that the impending curse will harm not only her, but the entire kingdom as well. Unwilling to cause suffering, she will embark on a quest to end the evil magic. The princess's bravery will be rewarded as she finds adventure, enchantment, a handsome prince, and ultimately her destiny.

  • Dani Noir by Nova Ren Suma looks very interesting, I love the cover!

If this were a movie, you'd open to the first page of this book and be transported to a whole other world. Everything would be in black and white, except maybe for the girl in pink polka-dot tights, and this really great music would start to swell in the background. All of a sudden, you wouldn't be able to help it--you'd be a part of the story, you'd be totally sucked in. You'd be in this place, filled with big lies, mysterious secrets, and a tween girl turned sleuth....  Zoom in on thirteen-year-old Dani Callanzano. It's the summer before eighth grade, and Dani is stuck in her nothing-ever-happens town with only her favorite noir mysteries at the Little Art movie theater to keep her company.  But one day, a real-life mystery begins to unravel--at the Little Art! And it all has something to do with a girl in polka-dot tights.... Armed with a vivid imagination, a flair for the dramatic, and her knowledge of all things Rita Hayworth, Dani sets out to solve the mystery, and she learns more about herself than she ever thought she could.
  • Winter's Child by Cameron Dokey from the Once Upon a Time series is a retelling of The Snow Queen.  Free-spirited Grace and serious Kai are the best of friends. They grew up together listening to magical tales spun by Kai's grandmother and sharing in each other's secrets. But when they turn sixteen and Kai declares his love for Grace, everything changes. Grace yearns for freedom and slowly begins to push Kai - and their friendship - away.  Dejected Kai dreams of a dazzling Snow Queen, who entices him to leave home and wander to faraway lands. When Grace discovers Kai is gone, she learns how much she has lost and sets out on a mystical journey to find Kai...and discover herself.

  • Strange Angels & Betrayals by Lili St. Crow it is the first two novels in the Strange Angels series.  Sixteen-year-old Dru Anderson exploded onto the paranormal scene in Strange Angels—and fought for her life at a secret Schola for djamphir and wulfen teens in Betrayals. Perfectly timed to lead up to the publication of series finale Reckoning, this omnibus edition is a must-have for all Dru’s fans as well as readers of Vampire Academy, House of Night, and The Darkest Powers

  • Last I received the audiobook of Nightshade by Andrea Cremer and I have started listening to it and I'm at chapter 3.  Here's a brief summary: Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she'll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But when she violates her masters' laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might lose everything- including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice?
  • Oh I forgot!  I got Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler and I decided to read that first since I loved The Book of Broken Hearts so much.  I started that and my first review is going to be on that book so get excited!  I have started this book and can give you a brief summary in my own words! Anna, Frankie, and Matt are best friends and they’ve spent all of their life together.  One year on Anna’s birthday her relationship with Matt evolves into something else, something “other.”  They decide not to tell Frankie until Matt and Frankie’s family go away on vacation.  Matt and Anna continue sneaking out at night to talk to each other and continue their secret romance.  Their romance tragically ends when Matt literally dies of a broken heart.

    That's all for my 1st Book Haul!  Can't wait to finish Twenty Boy Summer and bring you my first review!  Comment and let me know what book I should read after I finish Twenty Boy Summer.

    Book-Tube-A-Thon Wrap-up and an Introduction!

    Hey, my name's Carolyn.  Welcome to Book Lover's Island!  First off I want to tell you about what I'm reading currently: Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler.  This book starts off when the protagonist, Anna, has a secret summer tryst with her best friend, Frankie’s, brother Matt.  This love tragically ends when the three of them get into a car crash and Matt dies.  One year later Anna and Frankie set off on a vacation and Frankie is determined that Anna loses her V-card. I just started that book yesterday and I will be posting a review of it as soon as I finish it.  Second off, I participated in the BookTube-A-Thon that took place from July 15th - July 21st so I wanted to do a recap of what books I read and a short review on whether I liked them or not.

    Day 1: I had started two books before the BookTube-A-Thon that I wanted to finish, so I read The Tiger's Voyage by Colleen Houck.  That book was 543 pages long and it's kind of a slow read and it was the second time I had tried to read it, but I really enjoyed it none-the-less.  The second book I finished was Lullaby by Amanda Hocking.  I liked this book but I would only give it four stars; I'm not sure why but I didn't crazy obsessively love this book like I have others.  That brought my total page count up to: 448 pages.

    Day 2: I listened to the audiobooks of What Really Happened in Peru and The Runaway Queen both by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan and both about an hour long.  That completed the read an audiobook challenge.  Combined the audiobooks were 273 pages.  The third thing I read was a physical book by the title Salior V vol. 2 and written by the lovely Naoko Takeuchi.  This is a graphic novel, and is a prequel to the Sailor Moon series that I love.  It's not the best series but I absolutely adore the characters and even though it can be cheesy I love reading the manga.  That brought my total page count up to: 959 pages.

    Day 3: On the third day, I read Shadow of the Mark by Leigh Fallen second book in the Carrier Trilogy. I don't want to give any spoilers but this book was amazing!  I enjoyed even more that the first book and highly recommend the series.  It's about a girl who moves to Ireland and discovers that she has magical powers.  When she starts to fall for Adam DeRíz, a mysterious boy that shares her power, it could spell destruction for everyone involved.  So that was a kind of intense summary but check it out anyway because it's great and I can't wait for the last book!  Today my page count was brought up to: 1,264 pages.

    Day 4: I read The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell.  I did not really like this book so much.  Before I read this book I had seen the new TV show on the CW and I really enjoyed it.  The book was SO different.  There were characters in the book missing from the TV show that where crucial to the plot in the book.  I found it a little slow but it was enjoyable and I will be reading the sequel, Summer and the City even if for no other reason than to find out what happens to Carrie, but we know what happens to Carrie because of Sex and the City.  Just kidding then, I won't be reading the next book!  This brought my page count up to: 1,653 pages.

    Day 5: Today I started The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan but I got really distracted because all of my friends came over and so I didn't finish the book.  I did read three hundred pages though! So that works.  And that's all the reading I did day five bringing my total up to: 1,957 pages.

    Day 6: I finished the last 200 pages of The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan, and the story picked up even more.  There was non-stop action and I can't wait for the next book to find out what happens.  This completed the read a book with 500+ pages challenge.  Then my family went down to Long Island for my cousin's birthday, and I read The Assassins of Rome by Caroline Lawrence during the car ride.  It should've been a short read at 152 pages but it took me all the way there and back which is about three hours.  It was pretty slow, and it's the fifth book in the Roman Mysteries books which I started in sixth grade as part of my summer reading and still haven't finished.  Those books brought my page count up to: 2,379 pages.

    Day 7: On the last day I listened to another audiobook from the Bane Chronicles.  This one was called Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan.  This audio book was an hour and a half and it introduced some of the ancestors to characters from The Mortal Instruments series, like Edmund Herondale!  The final book I read for the BookTube-A-Thon was The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler.  I loved it so much, and I'm so glad I saved it for the last day because there's no way I would've been able to pick up a different book the next day.  It was such a touching story and I absolutely adored the characters.  I will be rereading it and doing a review of it at some point because I enjoyed it so much but for now I will give you the goodreads summary: 

    Jude has learned a lot from her older sisters, but the most important thing is this: The Vargas brothers are notorious heartbreakers. She’s seen the tears and disasters that dating a Vargas boy can cause, and she swore an oath—with candles and a contract and everything—to never have anything to do with one.

    Now Jude is the only sister still living at home, and she’s spending the summer helping her ailing father restore his vintage motorcycle—which means hiring a mechanic to help out. Is it Jude’s fault he happens to be cute? And surprisingly sweet? And a Vargas?

    Jude tells herself it’s strictly bike business with Emilio. Her sisters will never find out, and Jude can spot those flirty little Vargas tricks a mile away—no way would she fall for them. But Jude’s defenses are crumbling, and if history is destined to repeat itself, she’s speeding toward some serious heartbreak…unless her sisters were wrong?

    Jude may have taken an oath, but she’s beginning to think that when it comes to love, some promises might be worth breaking.

    That brought my total page count up to (drum roll please): 2,786 PAGES!!!!!!!

    One last thing!  This year I have set a goal to read 100 books.  I will have the book count somewhere on this blog as well as a list of books I have read and my ratings out of five stars.  Thank you very much that's all I have for today, I will post a review of Twenty Boy Summer as soon as I finish it and get my thoughts together.  Have fun reading!

    2013 Book List

    1. The Darkest Minds - Alexandra Bracken
    2. Carrier of the Mark - Leigh Fallon
    3. Daughter of Smoke and Bone - Laini Taylor
    4. Days of Blood and Starlight - Laini Taylor
    5. I Am the Cheese - Robert Cormier
    6. The Selection - Kiera Cass
    7. Once: Before Midnight; Golden; Wild Orchid - Cameron Dokey
    8. Hush, Hush - Becca Fitzpatrick
    9. Crescendo - Becca Fitzpatrick
    10. Silence - Becca Fitzpatrick
    11. Finale - Becca Fitzpatrick
    12. The Host - Stephanie Meyer
    13. A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
    14. The Rising - Kelley Armstrong
    15. The Elite - Kiera Cass
    16. Wake - Amanda Hocking
    17. A World Lit Only by Fire - William Manchester
    18. The Iron King - Julie Kagawa
    19. Switched - Amanda Hocking
    20. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare
    21. Divergent - Veronica Roth
    22. Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Vol. 11 - Naoko Takeuchi
    23. The Goddess Test - Aimee Carter
    24. Fracture - Megan Miranda
    25. What Really Happened in Peru - Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan
    26. Tiger's Voyage - Colleen Houck
    27. Codename: Sailor V, Vol. 2 - Naoko Takeuchi
    28. The Runaway Queen - Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan
    29. Lullaby - Amanda Hocking
    30. Shadow of the Mark - Leigh Fallen
    31. The Carrie Diaries - Candace Bushnell
    32. The Assassins of Rome - Caroline Lawrence
    33. The Mark of Athena - Rick Riordan
    34. Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale - Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan
    35. The Book of Broken Hearts - Sarah Ockler
    37. The Dolphins of Laurentum - Caroline Lawrence
    38. The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina - Caroline Lawrence
    39. The Enemies of Jupiter - Caroline Lawrence
    40. Twenty Boy Summer - Sarah Ockler
    41. Saving Juliet - Suzanne Selfors
    42. The Gladiators from Capua - Caroline Lawrence
    43. Coffeehouse Angel - Suzanne Selfors
    44. Belle - Cameron Dokey
    45. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making - Catherynne M. Valente
    46. The 5th Wave - Rick Yancey
    47. Eleanor & Park - Rainbow Rowell
    48. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J. K. Rowling
    49. Anna and the French Kiss - Stephanie Perkins
    50. Beauty Sleep - Cameron Dokey
    51. Hex Hall - Rachel Hawkins
    52. Dani Noir - Nova Ren Suma
    53. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J. K. Rowling
    54. The Edge of Nowhere - Elizabeth George
    55. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J. K. Rowling
    56. A Hint of Frost - Hailey Edwards
    57. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J. K. Rowling
    58. Lola and the Boy Next Door - Stephanie Perkins
    59. A Feast of Souls - Hailey Edwards
    60. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J. K. Rowling
    61. The Fault in our Stars - John Green
    62. Free Four - Veronica Roth
    63. In Time - Alexandra Bracken
    64. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J. K. Rowling
    65. Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead
    66. The Transfer - Veronica Roth
    67. The Midnight Heir - Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan
    68. A Time of Dying - Hailey Edwards
    69. Legend - Marie Lu
    70. A Cast of Shadows - Hailey Edwards
    71. The Lord of the Flies - William Golding
    72. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea - April Genevieve Tucholke
    73. The Rise of Hotel Dumort - Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan
    74. Saving Raphael Santiago - Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan
    75. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J. K. Rowling
    76. Frostbite - Richelle Mead
    77. Wonder - R. J. Palacio
    78. Uncommon Criminals - Ally Carter
    79. The House of Hades - Rick Riordan
    80. Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Vol. 12 - Naoko Takeuchi
    81. Etiquette & Espionage - Gail Carriger
    82. The Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger
    83. The Scarlet Pimpernel - Emmuska Orczy
    84. Hyperbole and a Half - Allie Brosh
    85. The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Steven Chbosky
    86. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi - Rudyard Kipling
    87. Who Done It? - Jon Scieszka
    88. Day of Doom - David Baldacci
    89. The Cahill Files: The Submarine Job - Clifford Riley
    90. The Cahill Files: The Redcoat Chase - Clifford Riley
    91. The Cahill Files: The Houdini Escape - Clifford Riley
    92. The Cahill Files: Silent Night - Clifford Riley
    93. Rapid Fire: Legacy - Clifford Riley
    94. Rapid Fire: Ignition - Clifford Riley
    95. Rapid Fire: Hunted - Clifford Riley
    96. Rapid Fire: Crushed - Clifford Riley
    97. Rapid Fire: Turbulence - Clifford Riley
    98. Rapid Fire: Invasion - Clifford Riley
    99. Rapid Fire: Fireworks - Clifford Riley
    100. Dash & Lily's Book of Dares - Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

    Strawberry Smoothie

    This one is real simple to start off the cookbook.  It's a delicious smoothie, perfect for cooling off this summer.

    1 cup frozen strawberries
    1 container strawberry yogurt (8 oz.)
    3/4 cup strawberry nectar

    Add ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.  Enjoy your refreshing treat!