Friday Five

1. School's back in session which means I'm busy driving all over the place, taking son to his other classes. My favorite thing though is being able to drop him off at the student center and go to Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and write. I also love their tea lattes-the Chai with sugar-free chocolate is to die for! I swear this coffee house has helped me finish the first draft of the second goddesses book and is helping me finish another round of revisions of my current project.

2. Finally read VAMPIRE ACADEMY:



Verdict: Love it!

Can't wait to see the movie this Valentine's Day! **There's a review after the trailer that I don't really agree with but on the other hand she does have some valid points.



3. Finished reading Heidi Kling's latest installment of her Spellspinner's series:



Heidi nails the emotions, tension, and conflicts of this coven of witches/warlocks. So much better than The Originals and The Secret Circle.

YA Books Central Review coming soon!


4. Mandy, the head YABC Ninja leader, sent me an Amazon giftcard for Christmas and this is what I got:



Can't wait to read this series! I did get a ebook galley but it didn't load right on my Nook. Happy to finally have the book in print!

5. Loved this YA romance:



YA Books Central review: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yafiction/16317-burning

Teaser: I totally loved this story. Romantic bittersweet coming of age story that heats up in the shadow of the Burning Man festival. Seems that the fortune Lala gave might not be Ben's alone. Choices are made by not only Ben but Lala. They have to have the courage to make their own fates.

There's a twist of Romeo and Juliet conflict woven through this tale with surprise revelations at the end.


**Shout out to YA author friend Marlene Perez's latest:



This is a fun twist on what if one of the Fates had a son in modern times? Love Marlene's worlds and punchy dialogue.

**Guilty Pleasure:

While son is at a friend's 13th birthday party, husband and I are going out on a date to an Italian restaurant:



Comments

SA Larsenッ said…
So you enjoyed Vampire Academy. I've yet to read those, but I've seen all the hype over the film. I wonder how it will follow the original story?
Kim Baccellia said…
I'm curious too. That one reviewer said the trailer gave her a 'Disney' feel but what I've seen so far followed the storyline. Either way, I'm going! I just wished I'd done the kickstarter thingy with them. But I wanted a t-shirt like I got with the Veronica Mars backing.
EW Gibson said…
Oooo, lots of books for me to put on my TBR list. Can't wait to see Vampire Academy. Heh!
Kim Van Sickler said…
I can not believe how much reading you get done! All of the books you mentioned sound intriguing and I've got piles in my house and queued up on Goodreads that I'm dying to read. There is absolutely not enough time in the day!
Kim Baccellia said…
Kim,

I love to read! For husband he relaxes by playing computer games. Me? I read. And if I fall totally in love with an author's books? OMG, I can't stop!
Kim Baccellia said…
EW-

I'm also so excited to see the movie adaptation of Vampire Academy!

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