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Teaser Tuesday #9: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

This week, I'm not actually reading anything at the moment, so I decided I'd just give you a teaser from the free samples you can download from amazon onto Kindles. So, this is a teaser from the first chapter of Paranormalcy =]

'"Eyes like streams of melting snow, cold with the things she does not know." Over and over again, that line, in the most haunting way.'









What's your teaser? Leave a link in the comments!

Book Review: Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Adopted by the Alpha of a werewolf pack after a rogue wolf brutally killed her parents right before her eyes, fifteen-year-old Bryn knows only pack life, and the rigid social hierarchy that controls it. That doesn't mean that she's averse to breaking a rule or two.
But when her curiosity gets the better of her and she discovers Chase, a new teen locked in a cage in her guardian's basement, and witnesses him turn into a wolf before her eyes, the horrific memories of her parents' murders return. Bryn becomes obsessed with getting her questions answered, and Chase is the only one who can provide the information she needs.
But in her drive to find the truth, will Bryn push too far beyond the constraints of the pack, forcing her to leave behind her friends, her family, and the identity that she's shaped?
From goodreads.com

Raised by Wolves is the first book in the Raised by Wolves series by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. It's a good, fast paced and interesting read, and I …

Book of the Week #10: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

VAMPIRE ACADEMY by Richelle Mead


Title: Vampire Academy
Author: Richelle Mead
Publication Date: May 2009
When I Read It: March 2010
Synopsis:St Vladimir's Academy isn't just any boarding school - hidden away, it's a place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They've been on the run, but now they're being dragged back to St Vladimir's where the girls must survive a world of forbidden romances, a ruthless social scene and terrifying night time rituals. But most of all, staying alive. - From amazon.co.uk
Recommended if: You love vampires, Hex Hall, Harry Potter, or any boarding school fantasy.
Ages: 13+
Why I Loved It: Because there's always something happening, and you get so attached to the characters.
Why It's Book of the Week: Because the last book, Last Sacrifice, is coming out in a week, and I cannot wait!

My First Award!

I've just been given my very first blog award, and I'm honoured! It's 'The Versatile Blogger' award =] Theresa at The Creative Well chose me to give it to, so thank you very much!


Once you receive it, you have to thank the blogger who gave it to you, choose 15 bloggers to pass the award on to, and say 7 things about yourself. =]  So, here are 7 things about me:

1. I love the singer P!nk. She's my favourite singer, and I think she's awesome! Her live shows have to be one of the best I've ever been to, as she does loads of acrobatics on silks and trapezes, and goes flying across the crowd, while singing! You can watch her here at the Grammys: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqRqCy8bVcc

2. I hate peas. I think they're gross. The only thing they're good for is putting on stubbed toes and bumped heads... :L

3. I'm the UK, but I love American TV dramas like Gossip Girl, 90210 and The Vampire Diaries, though I refuse to read the books of Gossip Girl a…

Book Blogger Hop 9# and Follow Friday #4

It's time again for the Book Blogger Hop and Follow Friday! Not much has been going on here this week, as I've not been able to read. It's quite sad really... :L


What is your favourite book cover? 
My answer: Ooh. That's a hard one. There are so many! I absolutely love the covers for Shiver and Linger by Maggie Stiefvater, and the cover for Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves is beautiful. Those are just a few from my bookshelf, and the list goes on forever. I love the cover for Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare too... I have so many! 


To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host { Parajunkee.com } and any one else you want to follow on the list
2. Follow our Featured Bloggers - none this week
3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.
4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
5. Follow Follow Follow as many a…

Book of the Week #9: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

This week, I have chosen The Hunger Games to be the BotW. It's amazing, and if you haven't read it yet (why not?) you should!

THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins

Title: The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Publication Date: January 2009
When I Read It: January 2009
Synopsis:Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. But Katniss has been clse to death before—and survival, for her, is second nature. The Hunger Games is a searing novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present. Welcome to the deadliest reality TV show ever... - From amazon.co.uk
Recommended if: You want something completely different, you love dystopian novels, you need something awesome to read!
Ages: 13+
Why I Loved It: Because it's amazing! Definitely one of the best books I have ever read. That's not really a proper reason, but oh well...
My Review:http://cheezyfeetb…

2011 Debut Author Challenge!

OK, I'll admit it. I think I can officially say I have failed the 2010 Debut Author Challenge. It's a shame really, but oh well. I've decided to try the challenge again though, in 2011, so hopefully I'll do a lot better.
The 2011 Debut Author Challenge is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren, and the aim is to read at least 12 books by debut authors of YA and MG fiction.
I'm going to aim again for 15 books, as I think this is manageable. So, here is a list of books that I will choose 15 from, I won't be reading them all. Well, I might, but maybe not.
If you'd like to take part, you can here. You don't have to have a blog!
If the book is crossed out, it means I've read it! =]

0.4 by Mike A. Lancaster
Wildefire by Karsten Knight
Sister Mischief by Laura Goode
Possession by Elana Johnson
Awaken by Katie Kavincsky
The Returning by Christine Hinwood
Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis
Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys
Th…

Book Blogger Hop #8 and Follow Friday #3

Since Thanksgiving is coming up next week, let's use this week's Hop to share what we are most thankful for and what our holiday traditions are!
My answer: We don't have Thanksgiving in the UK, so I don't really know what it is! I guess I'm thankful for my family, friends, and for all my followers on my blog... And all the great books and music out there. I'm thankful for lots of things, so thanks to everyone and everything! =] 

How long have you been blogging? 
My answer: Since May of this year. It's been great, and I hope to carry on for a long time! =] 
What's happened this week at Cheezyfeet Books: (Not much I'm afraid!) Reviews:  Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins Memes:  Teaser Tuesday #8 Other:  Book of the Week #8

Teaser Tuesday #8: Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

This week my teaser is from Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. I've only just started reading so the teaser's from quite near the beginning, but that doesn't matter. Here it is:

The alpha's effect on his wolves was immediate and overpowering. Bless my human immunity.










What book is your teaser from? Leave a link in the comments!

Book of the Week #8: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

It's Book of the Week time again! Yes, I know, the Book of the Weeks recently have been books that I've just finished, and basically, it's just because I need to rave about them, and this post is a way to do it. So, this week, I just finished Hex Hall, and you guessed it, that's the BotW! Next week, I'll try not to choose a book that I've just finished... But I'm not promising anything! Anyway, Hex Hall:

HEX HALL by Rachel Hawkins

Title: Hex Hall
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Publication Date: April 2010
When I Read It: November 2010
Synopsis:In the wake of a love spell gone horribly wrong, Sophie Mercer, a sixteen-year-old witch, is shipped off to Hecate Hall, a boarding school for witches, shapeshifters and faeries. The traumas of mortal high school are nothing compared to the goings on at "Freak High." It's bad enough that she has to deal with a trio of mean girls led by the glamorous Elodie, but it's even worse when she begins to fall for Elodie'…

Book Review: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

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.
By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.
As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for t…

Book Blogger Hop #7 and Follow Friday #2

It's Friday again, and tome for the Book Blogger Hop and the Follow Friday. First up, the Book Blogger Hop.


If you find a book that looks interesting but is part of a series, do you always start with the first title?
My answer: Yes, definitely. I don't like reading books out of order, as I get confused, and if I've read book 3 without reading book 1, I'll end up muddling myself up, and not enjoy reading them. I can't start in the middle of the series, it just feels wrong. I always start at the beginning of the series, and work my way through all the books, in order. Also, I don't like being spoiled, so if I read the second book first, I'll know what's coming after the first one before I read it, and where's the fun in that? 

What is your usual monthly book budget?
My answer: Hmm... I'm not really sure. Depends what books I want, and how long it takes to read them, and stuff like that. Usually, I get through about 8 books a month, so however much tho…

Book Review: Ghost Town by Rachel Caine

When Claire is ordered the systems that protect Morganville, it's not just cutting into her study time, it's a life-threatening problem. If there's one thing this vampire0infested town is serious about, it's security.
But achieving the impossible only brings a whole new set of problems, and the upgrades have unexpected consequences: people inside the town are sowly beginning to forget who they are, even the vampires. Soon, the town's little memory problem has turned into a full-on epidemic. Now Claire needs to figure out a way to pull the plug on her experiment - before she forgets how to save Morganville.
- From the back of the book.

Ghost Town is the 9th book in the Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine, and it is one of my favourite series of all time. It's so full of action, romance, suspense, drama, everything a good series needs. And, there are 9 books in the series so far, which makes it even better.

Ghost Town takes place just after Kiss of Death…

Waiting on Wednesday #2: Future Imperfect by K. Ryer Breese

It's time for another Waiting on Wednesday post. WoW is hosted over at Breaking the Spine, which spotlights the release of eagerly anticipated books.This week, I chose a book that I found this morning at The Story Siren, and it sounds awesome!


FUTURE IMPERFECT by K. Ryer Breese

Ade Patience can see the future. Pretty cool, right? But there’s one small problem. During his latest vision, he sees himself murdering a classmate from his high school.

When 17-year-old Ade Patience knocks himself nconscious, he can see the future. However, he’s also addicted to the high he gets when he breaks the laws of physics. And while he’s seen things he’s wanted to change, Ade knows The Rule: You can’t change the future, no matter how hard you try.

His memory is failing, his grades are in a death spiral, and
both Ade’s best friend and his shrink are begging him to stop before he kills himself. Luckily, the stunning Vauxhall Rodolfo recently transferred to his school and, just like Ade saw in a vision t…

Teaser Tuesday #7: Ghost Town by Rachel Caine

The teaser this week will be from Ghost Town by Rachel Caine, which is the 9th book in the Morganville Vampire series, so I'll make sure there isn't a spoiler from any of the previous 8 books!

Shane's reactions were really, really good, and he got his eyes open and hands up at the same time...
... and the ball smacked firmly into his grip. Pages 61-62








What's your teaser from this week? Leave a link in the comments.

In My Mailbox #3

So, it was two weeks since my last IMM post, so I think it's time for another one. =] So, in the last two weeks, I have bought:


Misguided Angel by Melissa de la Cruz (Review here)
Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel [Kindle Edition] (Review here)
My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent [Kindle Edition] (Review here)
Ghost Town by Rachel Caine

What have you got this week? Leave a link to your IMMs in the comments!

Book of the Week #7: Glass Houses by Rachel Caine

It's time for Book of the Week again! This week, I'm reading Ghost Town, which is the 9th book in the Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine, so I decided to have the first book, Glass Houses, as the Book of the Week, as I am absolutely in love with this series!

GLASS HOUSES by Rachel Caine

Title: Glass Houses
Author: Rachel Caine
Publication Date: May 2008
When I Read It: 2009 (?)
Synopsis:
Welcome to Morganville. Just don't stay out after dark.
Morganville is a small college town filled with unusual characters. But when the sun goes down, the bad come out. Because in Morganville, there is an evil that lurks in the darkest shadows - one that will spill out in the bright light of day.
For Claire Danvers, high school was hell, but college may be murder. It was bad enough that she got on the wrong side of Monica, the meanest of the school's mean girls, but now she's got three new roommates, who all have secrets of their own. And the biggest secret of all isn't rea…

Book Review: My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent

She doesn't see dead people, but…
She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.
Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next…
- From Goodreads.com

My Soul to Take is the first in the Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent, who also wrote the Shifters series, which I absolutely love, so when I found out she had also written a YA series, I had to read it, but unfortunately it wasn't released in the UK. So I thought I had to wait until it's release in January, and then it popped up on the amazon Kindle store, and I had to buy it. And I'm so glad I did.

Kaylee Cavanaugh thinks she's crazy. She sees dark shadows around people …

Book Blogger Hop #6 and Follow Friday #1

It's Friday, and time for the Book Blogger Hop! It's hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books, and gives you a chance to find amazing new blogs, every week!


Every week, there is a question to answer: 
What are your feelings on losing followers? Have you ever stopped following a blog? 
My answer: Well, I don't have that many followers, so I hate losing them, but it's OK. If people don't like my blog, or the way I review or post things, then they don't have to follow me, and if they decide they don't want to follow me anymore, then that's fine too. And for the second part, I haven't actually un-followed a blog, but there are blogs I used to visit regularly that I don't visit much anymore, so in that sense I have, but I'm still technically following them. If that makes sense? 



I have also decided to start doing Parajunkee's Follow Friday. So here's how to join in this fun:
Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host { Parajunkee.com } and any on…

Teaser Tuesday #6: My Soul to Take - Rachel Vincent

It's Tuesday, which means it's time for another teaser! This week, it's from My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent. Enjoy!

'I tried to read the novel on my nightstand to distract myself from the disaster my life had become, and when that didn't work, I turned on the TV. But nothing on television held my attention  and all the songs on my iPod only seemed to magnify my anger and frustration.'







What's your teaser? Leave a link in the comments!

Book Review: Infinite Days - Rebecca Maizel

Lenah Beaudonte is, in many ways, your average teen: the new girl at Wickham Boarding School, she struggles to fit in enough to survive and stand out enough to catch the eye of the golden-boy lacrosse captain. But Lenah also just happens to be a recovering five-hundred-year-old vampire queen. After centuries of terrorizing Europe, Lenah is able to realize the dream all vampires have -- to be human again. After performing a dangerous ritual to restore her humanity, Lenah entered a century-long hibernation, leaving behind the wicked coven she ruled over and the eternal love who has helped grant her deep-seated wish.
Until, that is, Lenah draws her first natural breath in centuries at Wickham and rediscovers a human life that bears little resemblance to the one she had known. As if suddenly becoming a teenager weren’t stressful enough, each passing hour brings Lenah closer to the moment when her abandoned coven will open the crypt where she should be sleeping and find her gone. As her bo…