Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Of Sisters, Secrets, & Bonds

Imaginary GirlsImaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma

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.

With palpable drama and delicious craft, Nova Ren Suma bursts onto the YA scene with the story that everyone will be talking about.

I feel bad because I really tried to get into this book, but I couldn't. Every time I picked it up I would lose focus or get busy. Then, when I did have time I couldn't get into the story like I normally do. This book wasn't really my style. Point blank.

Of Happy Holidays & New Year's Resolutions

We would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays! We hope you all enjoyed your time with family and friends and that it was filled with joy and happiness. We know ours was. :) 

So, we realized that in a few months it will be our anniversary! It's been a rough and busy year for us, so we are listing our New Year's Resolutions. We hope to reach all these goals starting the first week of January, to the last week of December 2012. You guys, as our loyal support group can let us know when we are not reaching the goals that we set for ourselves. We want to know if we are pleasing our audience, you, and if not what to fix, and if we are then GREAT. LOL.

We'll post the New Year's Resolutions on New Year's Eve at 8CST. That way everyone can see them before the BIG countdown begins! Have a great holiday everyone.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy Holidays to all!!

- Gilbert & Gomez 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Of Alchemy, Fey, & Relationships

The Iron Witch (The Iron Witch, #1)The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney

Freak. That's what her classmates call seventeen-year-old Donna Underwood. When she was seven, a horrific fey attack killed her father and drove her mother mad. Donna's own nearly fatal injuries from the assault were fixed by magic—the iron tattoos branding her hands and arms. The child of alchemists, Donna feels cursed by the magical heritage that destroyed her parents and any chance she had for a normal life. The only thing that keeps her sane and grounded is her relationship with her best friend, Navin Sharma.
When the darkest outcasts of Faerie—the vicious wood elves—abduct Navin, Donna finally has to accept her role in the centuries old war between the humans and the fey. Assisted by Xan, a gorgeous half-fey dropout with secrets of his own, Donna races to save her friend—even if it means betraying everything her parents and the alchemist community fought to the death to protect.

I've come to a realization that you aren't always going to like every book you read. For awhile I enjoyed all the books I read. But I realize now that the books that you don't fall into and connect with make your favorite books that much better. I also know that just because you may not like a book doesn't mean it's a bad book- it's just not for you.

I've had a lot of epiphanies as you can see.

Of Good News

So Gomez and I survived our first semester of college!!! We are so proud of ourselves, and we are also glad that you all stuck with us through this time. 
♥ We love you all!!! 

Other good news, since we have been financially challenged, being broke college students and all, we couldn't send out the winning books. BUT, we plan on sending them out this holiday! So, if you won a book from one of our two giveaways please email us just to make sure we have the right address. Thank you for being so patient with us and understanding our struggle. We're working on a way to do future giveaways and shipping the books with our low funds, so if you have any ideas please let us know as well. Leave a comment below so that we can look at everyone's ideas.

Our giveaway winners:

100 Follower Giveaway
1st: Susan Haugland - Faerie Winter
2nd: Lucy L. - Memento Nora
3rd: Mona Garg - Bitter End
4th: Melissa Robles - So Shelly
5th: Xanda Pilley - Dark of the Moon

Bright, Young, & Luxe Giveaway
1st: Jude Henderson - Vixen
2nd: Brittany Gale - The Fitzosbornes in Exile

Please email us so that we can make sure that we send your book to the right address. Thank you again for being patient with us. We really appreciate it :)

- Gilbert & Gomez

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Of In My Mailbox (7)



I can't wait to dive into both of these! Thanks Jefferson Parish Public Library again for your services. :) 


Of a Nomination

eddieslogoGilbert & Gomez have been nominated by Tinashe Blanchet, the queen of blanchetblog, as Best Student Blog for the Edublog Awards 2011! 

Mrs. Blanchet also nominated our sponsor and previous librarian, Elizabeth Kahn, for Best Librarian/ Library Blog!

Check out Tinashe's other nomination at: http://blanchetblog.net/2011/11/30/my-pick-for-the-2011-eddies/

Thank you Mrs. Blanchet! 

-Gilbert & Gomez


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