Welcome! I'm Riv Re, teenager and aspiring author. I post Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Tuesdays are for book reviews; Thursdays are for a weekly meme called "Character Dolls," which showcases character depictions I made online; and on Sundays I just wing it.
This blog is for my writing misadventures, my reviews, ramblings, and rants. My favorite genre is fantasy, so expect a lot of the unusual.

Warning: I've got an awful sense of humor. Don't blame me if you keel up and die from reading the jokes I crack.
Notice: I hold no responsibility for any deaths caused by previously mentioned jokes.

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

My Summer Reads (Part 2)

Hey Blogger Buds,
So last Thursday I posted the first half of my planned summer reads. It's right here. Time for the other half!
But first, I have news! Look up at the little tab list at the top of your page. You see that little blue one? Is that what you think it is? Yup! It is! Thanks to Blogger In Draft, which makes it super easy, I have a favicon! I made it on Paint in just a few minutes, using the graphiti-like option for the letter. I might decide to download one of those fancy-shmancy premade ones, though, and use that instead.
Anyways, on to it! Sorry, my comments are shorter than Part One's. (Who I am kidding? You're glad to get rid of me quicker!)
Warning: Contemps ahead

Fairy Bad DayFairy Bad Day by Amanda Ashby
Supposedly light and funny. A UF I really want!

Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray
The title makes it sound kind of...odd...but it has something to do with Shakespeare. (Really now? Where'd I get that idea?)

Sharks and Boys by Kristen Tracy
This title sounds like the epitome of a contemp, and I feel all of your contempt. (That's a tongue-twister.) It actually reminds me a bit of Beauty Queens by Libba Bray, just different. Plane crash in the middle of the ocean thing.

Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3)Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
Duh! Of course I'm DYING for this one! I read Linger before it came out, (go ARCs!) and that made the wait even longer. I remember thinking "100 + days?!?!?! How will I make it? I've had this on Goodreads since August 30th. And guess what? FOUR MORE DAYS!!!!!

Crush Control by Jennifer Jabaley
I've been waiting for this one for ages, since December actually. And it came out in June!

Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik
Being a blogger, I got interested at the word "EPIC". Because book bloggers are EPIC, and we love the word EPIC. So a book called "Epic Fail" is, well, EPIC. I don't think I'll get around to it for a while though, maybe not even during the summer at all. It comes out August 2nd.

The Vampire StalkerThe Vampire Stalker by Allison Van Diepen
I'm sure that plenty of Twi-hards are going to read this and get insanely jealous of Amy, the protagonist who meets the main character in a popular vampire series. Well, I'm going to get jealous of her too, I guess, but not because of the vampire bit.

Original Sin by Lisa Desrochers
I didn't plan on reading this so soon, but I picked it up at an event, (see my recap HERE) and I decided to dig in, as I didn't have any other summer reads with me. Still reading, and it's fabulous. (And signed to me!) Personal Demons was amazing, and OS follows it. :D

Bargains and Betrayals (13 to Life, #3)Bargains and Betrayals by Shannon Delany
I can NOT say how much I want this. After the way Secrets and Shadows ending, I really need to get this one. It's out on August 16th. 39 days!

Perfect You
 by Elizabeth Scott
I've GOT to go with an Elizabeth Scott book, if I'm reading contemp. This is one of her older books, I believe (I just used "I believe" twice), but I may have someone I can borrow it from.

Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1)Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
I already read this one, even though I was planning to push it off, since I own it. Love Sophie! These covers are gorgeous, and I'm going to send out [{yet} another] request: **If anyone owns the orangey US version of Demonglass, in hardcover, and wants to trade for something, let me know!**

Tithe by Holly Black
Because I am a sorry excuse for a fairy-lover, having never read Tithe. I'm redeeming myself now!

A Tale of Two CitiesA Tale of Two Cities by none other than Charles Dickens
This one is for school.

And that, my friend, is everything. What do you think of my stack? What are you planning on reading this summer?

Peace and beach-books,

Vices & VirtuesCurrent Music: Vices and Virtues (album) by Panic! At the Disco (I recently starting listening to this, and it's amazing! Having mostly listened to songs that don't make sense from their '05 and '08 albums, they've gotten even better in the past three years. Oh, and they make sense, which is definitely a bonus.)

Current Mood: Hungry

PS: I'm looking for guest posts for August! If anyone would like to guest post, email me or comment or let me know in some other way, and I'll contact you!


  1. I just finished Original Sin and loved it as well. I wasn't sure how it was going to be since I had some trouble with Frannie in PD, but I was pleasantly surprised and couldn't put OS down! I really enjoyed Fairy Bad Day as well, it's just a fun read that you breeze through quickly:)

  2. Hi Riv Re!

    I just wanted to stop by and thank you for being the awesome that you are and commenting on all of my Original Sin Week posts! You are too great for words! :)

  3. Looks like you'll be busy this summer! Can't wait to hear what you have to say about these!

  4. Going to meet Maggie Stiefvater on Tuesday for her book signing in Virginia! :)

  5. LMAO! You barely saw my tweet? Well...I was trying to see if you had a twitter account but you didn't...so I just included all the author's names in it! :) Hope you didn't mind!

    I just loved your post!

    Haha! CAM is a genius! Cadan is notorious - already! LOL, can't wait for Wings! And forget those people at the signing! If I was there, I would have taken all of the Will bookmarks! I mean, him and those gree eyes - who the heck could resist? Haha!

  6. I have Fairy Bad Day and Crush Control here that I need to read soon! And I need to get in my order for Forever (or maybe I'll just buy it on release day). Lots of books mentioned that I want too!


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