Wednesday, March 24, 2010

New Books!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey everybody it's Marvel! (Yes, I am actually posting. :D)

It has come to my attention that several books we have discussed before have new books coming out. 

39 Clues: For any of you who read the series, the newest book #8 The Emperor's Code by Gordan Korman is coming out April 6.

Also, for fans of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan, he is coming out with two new series: 1. The Egyptian mythology series we may or may not have discussed before.  The first book of the Kane Chronicles will be The Red Pyramid to be released May 4.

2.  Riordan is also coming out with the next series following Percy Jackson and the Olympians which is known so far as Camp Half-Blood, Book 1 and is set to come out October 12.

Now, for books that are coming out and not new series.

1. Fading Echoes is the newest title in the most current Warriors series (Omen of the Stars).  It is the second book so far in the usual six book sets of this series.  It was released just yesterday.

2. FANG of course has already come out. But you should already know that ;)

So, these are some of the newest and upcoming releases in the book world.  If there is anything you would like me to keep an eye on and alert you about let me know, I am forever looking at new books (even if I can't buy them).

Farewell for now!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Fang by James Patterson: Discussion

Beneath this post is where those wishing to discuss the book "Fang" by James Patterson may do so, by commenting.

I would like to issue a giant SPOILER-WARNING,
as there is definite spoiler-content likely to be found in the comments for this post, if you have not read the book, Fang.


Comments Welcome

FANG by James Patterson

Fang is OUT!!!
Has been out since Monday, actually. Unfortunately, I was unable to access my computer from Monday to Thursday to post anything about the blog nor reply to recent comments.
Now I shall.

I haven't read Fang yet...sob...
but our awesome followers Bree and Coco have.

Coco's comment as of the eighteenth of March, three days after the book came out:


Thank you, Coco, on behalf of the entire book loving world, for not spoiling anything. Thanks for the comment.

And Bree:

Completely AMAZING! I completely agree with coco! everyone has to read it, fang is the most emotional book so far through out of the whole series, and it is actually the first and only book that got me feeling really emotional along with it.i dont want to give anything has anyone else read it?

Sorry Bree, I haven't read it yet. Still debating whether to buy it...but I've put it on hold at the library...

You know, I think that this blog does not have enough exposure. And it's strange, because in my humble opinion, I think this is a great, relevant blog, at least to book lovers, and I KNOW there are millions of book lovers that have access to the Internet, and use it. Marvel and I will have to brainstorm ideas to generate more web traffic to this blog...if you have any ideas, let us know. And it wouldn't hurt to tell your friends what a great blog this is, right?

Anyways. Back to Fang. Personally, I dislike the depictions of Fang and Max on the website: I don't find them to be realistic; not how I would picture either of them. What do you think?
See that link? That link is to the page listing the rules for the Maximum Ride Writing Contest. IMPORTANT: The deadline for submissions is: May 31, 2010.  I'm participating, and I'll let you know if I win!

Quoting Bree, "so has anyone else read it(Fang)?", if you have, then feel free to start commenting and discussing about the book, but I'll create a special post(Title "Fang Discussion) where you can do so, and I'll mention that there is definite spoiler content in the comments.
Thanks Bree and CoCo, for commenting
Comments Welcome

Friday, March 12, 2010



Book Recommendations for Bree and CoCo

I, Medallion, will list some book recs for you, and then Marvel may add some as well(in this post).
1. Jip by Katherine Paterson
2. Molly Moon series by Georgia Byng
3. The Foreshadowing
4. The Anybodies
5.  Last Shot by John Feinstein
6. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
7. Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
8. Ella Enchanted by Gail C. L.
9. The Cirque du Freake Series by Darren Shan

Books I Haven't Read Yet:
1. Savvy
2. Lord of the Rings

If any of y'all read some of my book recs, comment and let me know what you thought of the particular book;
and if you read one of the books on my to-read list, let me know how it is as well(DO NOT SPOIL THE BOOK FOR ME).

Comments Welcome

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sunday, March 7, 2010

To Be Released in March(Post #2)

Note: Please recognize that some of these books may be adult books, and not suitable for certain ages.

I try my best to provide books with clean synopses, but there is always the possibility that there is some inappropriate content that I could not have discerned without reading the book

Her Mother's Hope by Francine Rivers. Coming out: March 16, 2010


The first in an epic two-book saga by beloved author Francine Rivers, this sweeping story explores the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters over several generations. Near the turn of the 20th century, fiery Marta leaves Switzerland determined to find life on her own terms. Her journey takes her through Europe and finally lands her with children and husband in tow in the central valley of California. Marta’s experiences convince her that only the strong survive. Hildie, Marta’s oldest daughter, has a heart to serve others, and her calling as a nurse gives her independence, if not the respect of her mother. Amid the drama of WWII, Hildie marries and begins a family of her own. She wants her daughter never to doubt her love—but the challenges of life conspire against her vow. Each woman is forced to confront her faulty but well-meaning desire to help her daughter find her God-given place in the world.

Killing Willis: From Diff'rent Strokes to the Mean Streets to the Life I Always Wanted by Todd Bridges. Coming out: March 16


Former child actor Todd Bridges shares the shocking but ultimately triumphant story of his struggle to find his identity after Diff'rent Strokes.

Never Look Away by Linwood Barclay. Coming out: March 9, 2010.
 In this tense, mesmerizing thriller by Linwood Barclay, critically acclaimed author of Fear the Worst and Too Close to Home, a man’s life unravels around him when the unthinkable strikes.

A warm summer Saturday. An amusement park. David Harwood is glad to be spending some quality time with his wife, Jan, and their four-year-old son. But what begins as a pleasant family outing turns into a nightmare after an inexplicable disappearance. A frantic search only leads to an even more shocking and harrowing turn of events.
Until this terrifying moment, David Harwood is just a small-town reporter in need of a break. His paper, the Promise Falls Standard, is struggling to survive. Then he gets a lead that just might be the answer to his prayers: a potential scandal involving a controversial development project for the outskirts of this picturesque upstate New York town. It’s a hot-button issue that will surely sell papers and help reverse the Standard’s fortunes, but strangely, David’s editors keep shooting it down.
That’s a question no longer at the top of David’s list. Now the only thing he cares about is restoring his family. Desperate for any clue, David dives into his own investigation—and into a web of lies and deceit. For with every new piece of evidence he uncovers, David finds more questions—and moves ever closer to a shattering truth.

Not My Boy!: A Father, a Son, and One Family's Journey with Autism. Coming out: March 16, 2010.

In Not My Boy!, Rodney Peete offers not only a heartrending, candid look inside his personal journey with his son's autism but a first-of-its-kind, inspirational road map that will help families facing similar challenges to move forward. Effectively woven throughout Peete's moving account of his life with his son R.J. are the powerful voices, insights, and dreams of other fathers, high-profile figures as well as unsung heroes, who've traveled this difficult path.
Autism affects four times as many boys as it does girls. For their fathers, expectations and hopes are drastically changed—as NFL star Rodney Peete's were when his son R.J. was diagnosed at the age of three. After a period of anger and denial, an all-too-common reaction among fathers, Rodney joined his wife, Holly, in her efforts to help their son. With determination, love, and understanding, the family worked with R.J. to help him once again engage with the world.

Eight challenging years later, R.J. has gone from the son one doctor warned would never say "I love you" to a thriving, vibrant boy who scored his first soccer goal while his dad cheered from the sidelines.
After his retirement from the NFL in 2004, Rodney Peete became a host of the Fox Sports Net show The Best Damn Sports Show Period, which he left in 2008. Currently, Rodney and his wife, Holly, run the HollyRod Foundation for Parkinson's patients and their families, are extremely active in the autism community, and dedicate their lives to philanthropy and fund-raising for children.

Post Series to Be Continued...


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Saturday, March 6, 2010

To Be Released in March(Post #1)

Hey, loyal admirees of me, this blog, and books. The only things worth admiring, after all, is that shining trio. Joking.
Coming Out March 15th, is, is.....................................................................................
(this is a courtesy to allow you to shriek in irrepressible excitement)..........................
FANG BY JAMES PATTERSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Synopsis(from BN.COM)

Max and the Flock are flying high over Africa, but this time they're not alone. A sky full of cargo planes accompanies the team as they bring much-needed aid to the continent's poverty stricken regions. Among the volunteers is the mission's benefactor--the mysterious billionaire, Dr. Hans Gunther-Hagen. Max is intrigued by his generosity, but there's also something about him--and his intense scrutiny of the Flock--that makes her nervous.
But Dr. Hans isn't the only puzzling thing about their trip. The Flock also receives a cryptic message from a young girl, who tells them, "The sky will fall." Max and the Flock are ready to return home, still unable to make sense of her statement. But the surprises don't end with their departure, and something unbelievably momentous shakes up the Flock--pushing Max and Fang closer than ever. Will the team be able to stick together through the chaos?

You can pre-order Fang in Hardcover on for $9.71.

Other books coming out this month:

The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen. Wow..the book has a beautiful cover... Will be out March 16, 2010, and is available for pre-order.
Synopsis(Heads Up: On this post at least, all synopses are from

In her latest enchanting novel, New York Times bestelling author Sarah Addison Allen invites you to a quirky little Southern town with more magic than a full Carolina moon. Here two very different women discover how to find their place in the matter how out of place they feel.

Emily Benedict came to Mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her mother's life. For instance, why did Dulcie Shelby leave her hometown so suddenly? Why did she vow never to return? But the moment Emily enters the house where her mother grew up and meets the grandfather she never knew—a reclusive, real-life gentle giant—she realizes that mysteries aren't solved in Mullaby, they're a way of life.
Here are rooms where the wallpaper changes to suit your mood. Unexplained lights skip across the yard at midnight. And a neighbor bakes hope in the form of cakes.
Everyone in Mullaby...

To Be Continued(Post Series)...


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