Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (18)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Wide Awake
Published: Spring 2013

From Goodreads:
A girl.
A coma.
A life she can't remember.

When Emma Walker wakes up in the hospital with no knowledge of how she got there, she learns that she's been in a coma for six months. Strangers show up and claim to be her parents, but she can't remember them. She can't remember anyone. Not her friends, not even her boyfriend. Even though she can't remember, everyone wants her to just pick up where she left off, but what she learns about the 'old her' makes her start to wish she'd never woken up. Her boyfriend breaks up with the new girl he's dating to be with her, her parents want her to start planning for college, her friends want their leader back, and her physical therapist with the hazel eyes keeps his distance to save his position at the hospital.

Will she ever feel like she recognizes the girl in the mirror?

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Cover Characteristic: Luscious Legs (16)

Cover Characteristic
(hosted by Sugar & Snark)
This a meme where each week a book cover characteristic will be selected by the host. You then choose 5 covers to post with that particular characteristic. 
This week's theme:
Luscious Legs (No Top Bodies)

Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

 Wishing for Someday Soon by Tiffany King

The Lost Saint by Bree Despain

My favorite cover of the week:
 Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

Monday, October 29, 2012

Clash (Crash #2) by Nicole Williams

The only easy thing about Jude and Lucy’s relationship is their love for one another. Everything else is hard.

Especially when it comes to reining in Jude’s trigger touch temper and Lucy’s increasing jealousy of Jude’s Spirit Sister on the cheer squad who’s attached herself to him in just about every way a girl could. Feeling the stress of trying to hang on to her quintessential bad boy while becoming the foremost dancer in her class, Lucy knows something’s going to break. She wants both. She needs both. But if she doesn’t make a choice, she risks losing everything.

For Lucy Larson and Jude Ryder, love might be the thing that just isn’t enough.
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First line:
I didn't let myself focus on the fact that nearly one thousand sets of eyes were locked on me.
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Format:
Nook ebook
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Rate:
2 stars out of 5
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  The only reason I finished this book was to see where Jude and Lucy's relationship ended up. I was kinda hoping they permanently broke it off. This time I was more convinced of Jude's love. Lucy acts like an insecure little girl. She doesn't trust Jude about anything. She keeps walking away, coming back, realizing she can't live without Jude, telling him she needs more time, and then leaving again, breaking his heart. She expects him to be the only one to change and put effort into the relationship.
   Once again, the writing style had an easy flow. It kept me reading long after I was beat some sense into the characters.
   I really wish there were more dancing scenes. You're told as a reader that Lucy is this amazing dancer, but there were only two or three scenes were she was dancing.
  I don't recommend this book.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Song on Sunday (18)

Avril Lavigne - Keep Holding On
Significant lyrics:
With you by my side I will fight and defend
I'll fight and defend, yeah, yeah
Keep holding on
'Cause you know we'll make it through,
we'll make it through
Just stay stron
'Cause you know I'm here for you,
I'm here for you
Noah is there for Mara. He's the only one who believes her, the only one who knows what is truly going on. And in the end, the fact that Noah is there is the only thing that keeps her going.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

New Releases: October 30

 Libera Me (Requiem #2) by Christine Fonseca
What happens when everything you’ve sacrificed for is lost?
Aydan thought Nesy’s death would be the end of him, until he meets Nessa and his hope is restored. Could she be Nesy reborn? He is certain she must be. That is, until her lack of memories and incessant nightmares begin to erode his faith.

Zane is used to trusting his mind, his wisdom and his angelic senses. But these attributes are no help with Nessa. He has no way to be certain of her identity, no way to know the truth. That is, unless he listens to the one thing he has refused to acknowledge throughout his existence - he feelings for Nesy.

Blind to both angel and demon, Aydan and Zane must figure out the truth behind Nesy's identity before all is lost, Azza discovers the truth and the Beast is again unleashed.

The lines between good and evil have never been so blurred.



Rebel Heart (Dust Lands #2) by Moira Young
Nothing is certain and no one is safe in the second book in the highly praised Dust Lands trilogy, which MTV’s Hollywood Crush blog called “better than The Hunger Games.”

It seemed so simple: Defeat the Tonton, rescue her kidnapped brother, Lugh, and then order would be restored to Saba’s world. Simplicity, however, has proved to be elusive. Now, Saba and her family travel west, headed for a better life and a longed-for reunion with Jack. But the fight for Lugh’s freedom has unleashed a new power in the dust lands, and a formidable new enemy is on the rise.

What is the truth about Jack? And how far will Saba go to get what she wants? In this much-anticipated follow-up to the riveting Blood Red Road, a fierce heroine finds herself at the crossroads of danger and destiny, betrayal and passion.



Venom  (Secrets of the Eternal Rose #1) by Fiona Paul
Cassandra Caravello is one of Renaissance Venice’s lucky elite: with elegant gowns, sparkling jewels, her own lady’s maid, and a wealthy fiancĂ©, she has everything a girl could desire. Yet ever since her parents’ death, Cassandra has felt trapped, alone in a city of water, where the dark and labyrinthine canals whisper of escape.

When Cass stumbles upon a murdered woman—practically in her own backyard—she’s drawn into a dangerous world of courtesans, killers, and secret societies. Soon, she finds herself falling for Falco, a mysterious artist with a mischievous grin... and a spectacular skill for trouble. Can Cassandra find the murderer, before he finds her? And will she stay true to her fiancĂ©, or succumb to her uncontrollable feelings for Falco?

Beauty, love, romance, and mystery weave together in a stunning novel that’s as seductive and surprising as the city of Venice itself.



Friday, October 26, 2012

Cover Reveals x4

 Life for Megan Rosenberg just got a lot more complicated.

While she evoked the air element, and her feelings for Adam intensified, a web of lies, deceit, and betrayal was spun around her. With the Order tightening its hold, and the reinstatement of the Mark Knights, Megan has more questions than answers as the Marked Ones grow in strength.

New people arouse suspicion, the DeRises start behaving strangely, and Megan begins to unravel a destiny shrouded in mystery. It’s a destiny the Order has struggled to hide, and a destiny someone from the past… far in the past, has already laid claim to.

Alliances will be made, and friends will be lost, as the Order’s dark secrets are revealed by the very thing they sought to destroy.



Carrier #2

Goodreads  |  Leigh Fallon


A riveting new story from Cat Patrick, author of Forgotten and Revived.

17-year-olds Lizzie, Ella, and Betsey Best grew up as identical triplets... until they discovered a shocking family secret. They're actually closer than sisters, they're clones. Hiding from a government agency that would expose them, the Best family appears to consist of a single mother with one daughter named Elizabeth. Lizzie, Ella, and Betsey take turns going to school, attending social engagements, and a group mindset has always been a de facto part of life...

Then Lizzie meets Sean Kelly, a guy who seems to see into her very soul. As their relationship develops, Lizzie realizes that she's not a carbon copy of her sisters; she's an individual with unique dreams and desires, and digging deeper into her background, Lizzie begins to dismantle the delicate balance of an unusual family that only science could have created.


Goodreads  |  Cat Patrick 

 An ancient myth + a mean girl + a reluctant warrior = a lively take on good vs. evil

The Black Rose--a powerful ancient force--has been let loose and has taken up residence in Celeste Gibson, popular girl at Cassidy Carter-Lewis' high school. Thomas Delacroix is the spirit of a fourteenth-century knight who is devoted to protecting the Black Rose, but he needs a contemporary living being to take on the challenge. That's where Cassidy comes in. She's a quirky high school junior who just wants to dress in her vintage clothes, hang out with her best friend, and take care of her father, who is recovering from surgery. She's the last person who would ever volunteer for such a task, but no one actually asked her. Now, like it or not, she finds herself training before dawn and battling demons at parties, the mall, and even at school. But hey, no one ever said high school was going to be easy. . .


Goodreads  |  Amanda Ashby


 Anna Whitt, daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a claim. She’d been naive about a lot of things.

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.

When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?


Sweet #2

Goodreads  |  Wendy Higgins

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Crash (Crash #1) by Nicole Williams

Southpointe High is the last place Lucy wanted to wind up her senior year of school. Right up until she stumbles into Jude Ryder, a guy whose name has become its own verb, and synonymous with trouble. He's got a rap sheet that runs longer than a senior thesis, has had his name sighed, shouted, and cursed by more women than Lucy dares to ask, and lives at the local boys home where disturbed seems to be the status quo for the residents. Lucy had a stable at best, quirky at worst, upbringing. She lives for wearing the satin down on her ballet shoes, has her sights set on Juilliard, and has been careful to keep trouble out of her life. Up until now.

Jude's everything she needs to stay away from if she wants to separate her past from her future. Staying away, she's about to find out, is the only thing she's incapable of.

For Lucy Larson and Jude Ryder, love's about to become the thing that tears them apart.
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First line:
Summers turn me into a sucker.
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Format:
Nook ebook
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Rate:
3 stars out of 5
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   Crash is your typical "good girl falls for the bad boy" book. Lucy sees Jude on a beach, has a revelation that he's the one (ahem-instalove-ahem-ahem), and tries to lure him over to talk to her. Jude approaches, lays it out that he doesn't date, he just has flings, and she rejects him. He plays knight in shiny armor later that day and she's stuck on him forever.

   I liked the writing style. It kept me reading even when I felt the storyline was lacking. Jude constantly tells Lucy he's no good for her and she should stay away from him. He messes up, they break up, he apologizes, they get back together. It seems like a never ending cycle.

   It wasn't my kind of book, but if you like this type, you should pick it up.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (17)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Falling for You
Published: January 1, 2013

From Goodreads:
Rae's always dreamed of dating a guy like Nathan. He’s nothing like her abusive stepfather—in other words, he’s sweet. But the closer they get, the more Nathan wants of her time, of her love, of her...and the less she wants to give.

As Rae’s affection for Nathan turns to fear, she leans on her friend Leo for support. With Leo, she feels lighter, happier. And possessive Nathan becomes jealous.

Then a tragedy lands Rae in the ICU. Now, hovering between life and death, Rae must find the light amid the darkness…and the strength to fight for life and the love she deserves.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Cover Characteristic: Pink (15)

Cover Characteristic
(hosted by Sugar & Snark)
This a meme where each week a book cover characteristic will be selected by the host. You then choose 5 covers to post with that particular characteristic. 
This week's theme:
Pink
While He Was Away by Karen Schreck 

 The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

 The Wide-Awake Princess by E D Baker

 Boundless by Cynthia Hand

My favorite cover of the week:
 Don't Tell by Mercy Amare

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Song on Sunday (17)

Emily Hearn - Fall
Significant lyrics: 
You're eyes, they weaken me
Not strong as I should be, but I can't want you at all
Don't misunderstand me, I'm not going to fall, I'm not going to fall
Listen, I demand that you mean nothing at all

 Kaidan has to resist Anna. Any relationship between them is forbidden. Plus, Kaidan has never fallen for anyone. And being the son of the Duke of Lust, he's been with plenty of girls. But Anna starts to break down all his barriers and he tries to push her away.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Cover Reveals x2

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Covenant #4

Goodreads  |  Jennifer L Armentrout
A virus that had once been contained has returned, and soon no place will be left untouched by its destruction. But when seventeen-year-old Cheyenne wakes up in Elysian Fields--a subdivision cut off from the world and its monster-creating virus--she is thrilled to have a chance at survival.

At first, Elysian Fields,with its beautiful houses and manicured lawns, is perfect. Teo Richardson, the older man who stole Cheyenne's heart, built it so they could be together. But when Teo tells Cheyenne there are tests that she and seven other couples must pass to be worthy of salvation, Cheyenne begins to question the perfection of his world.

The people they were before are gone. Cheyenne is now "Persephone," and each couple has been re-named to reflect the most tragic romances ever told. Everyone is fighting to pass the test, to remain in Elysian Fields. Teo dresses them up, tells them when to move and how to act, and in order to pass the test, they must play along.

If they play it right, then they'll be safe.

But if they play it wrong, they'll die.


Goodreads  |  Mary Gray

New Releases: October 23 and 25

October 23
Beautiful Redemption (Caster Chronicles #4) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Is death the end . . . or only the beginning?

Ethan Wate has spent most of his life longing to escape the stiflingly small Southern town of Gatlin. He never thought he would meet the girl of his dreams, Lena Duchannes, who unveiled a secretive, powerful, and cursed side of Gatlin, hidden in plain sight. And he never could have expected that he would be forced to leave behind everyone and everything he cares about. So when Ethan awakes after the chilling events of the Eighteenth Moon, he has only one goal: to find a way to return to Lena and the ones he loves.
Back in Gatlin, Lena is making her own bargains for Ethan's return, vowing to do whatever it takes -- even if that means trusting old enemies or risking the lives of the family and friends Ethan left to protect.

Worlds apart, Ethan and Lena must once again work together to rewrite their fate, in this stunning finale to the Beautiful Creatures series.



Blind Spot by Laura Ellen
There’s none so blind as they that won’t see.

Seventeen-year-old Tricia Farni’s body floated to the surface of Alaska’s Birch River six months after the night she disappeared. The night Roz Hart had a fight with her. The night Roz can’t remember. Roz, who struggles with macular degeneration, is used to assembling fragments to make sense of the world around her. But this time it’s her memory that needs piecing together—to clear her name . . . to find a murderer.

This unflinchingly emotional novel is written in the powerful first-person voice of a legally blind teen who just wants to be like everyone else.








 Dark Star by Bethany Frenette
Audrey Whitticomb has nothing to fear. Her mother is the superhero Morning Star, the most deadly crime-fighter in the Twin Cities, so it's hard for Audrey not to feel safe. That is, until she's lured into the sweet night air by something human and not human--something with talons and teeth, and a wide, scarlet smile.
Now Audrey knows the truth: her mom doesn't fight crime at night. She fights Harrowers--livid, merciless beings who were trapped Beneath eons ago. Yet some have managed to escape. And they want Audrey dead, just because of who she is: one of the Kin.
To survive, Audrey will need to sharpen the powers she has always had. When she gets close to someone, dark corners of the person's memories become her own, and she sometimes even glimpses the future. If Audrey could only get close to Patrick Tigue, a powerful Harrower masquerading as human, she could use her Knowing to discover the Harrowers' next move. But Leon, her mother's bossy, infuriatingly attractive sidekick, has other ideas. Lately, he won't let Audrey out of his sight.
When an unthinkable betrayal puts Minneapolis in terrible danger, Audrey discovers a wild, untamed power within herself. It may be the key to saving her herself, her family, and her city. Or it may be the force that destroys everything--and everyone--she loves.



Finale (Hush, Hush #4) by Becca Fitzpatrick
Fates unfurl in the gripping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Hush, Hush saga.Nora is more certain than ever that she is in love with Patch. Fallen angel or no, he is the one for her. Her heritage and destiny may mean they are fated to be enemies, but there is no turning her back on him. Now Nora and Patch must gather their strength to face one last, perilous trial. Old enemies return, new enemies are made, and a friend's ultimate betrayal threatens the peace Patch and Nora so desperately want. The battle lines are drawn—but which sides are they on? And in the end, are there some obstacles even love can't conquer?







 Sacrifice (Legacy #3) by Cayla Kluver
This is not the time for the fight to end. Now is when the fight will begin. This is the time to regain what has been lost.Alera

Queen of a fallen kingdom, secretly in love with the enemy.

Shaselle

Daughter of a murdered father, rebel with a cause.

One lives behind the former Hytanican palace walls and walks the razor's edge to keep the fragile peace in her beloved homeland. The other slips through the war-torn streets, seeking retribution for her family's tragedy, following whispers of insurgency.

Both face choices that will separate them from those they cannot help but love. As their stories intertwine, a conspiracy ignites that may end in slavery or death—or lead to freedom anew, if only each can face what must be sacrificed.



 The Lost Prince (Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1) by Julie Kagawa
Don't look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them.That is Ethan Chase's unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he'd dare to fall for.

Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister's world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.






 The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #2) by Michelle Hodkin
Mara Dyer once believed she could run from her past.

She can’t.

She used to think her problems were all in her head.

They aren’t.

She couldn’t imagine that after everything she’s been through, the boy she loves would still be keeping secrets.

She’s wrong.

In this gripping sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, the truth evolves and choices prove deadly. What will become of Mara Dyer next?




Just for Now (Sea Breeze #4) by Abbi Glines
The day Preston Drake figured out that wealthy women paid well for a set of tight abs and a pretty face his life turned around.

The run down rat-infested trailer he had shared with his alcoholic mother and three younger siblings was now only a place he visited to pay the bills and stock the pantry with food.

He no longer worried about his family starving or living without electricity. The money he made entertaining rich older women more than covered his family’s needs and his own. He had it all figured out. Except…

There was this girl.

She was as innocent as he was tainted.

Amanda Hardy wished her knees didn’t get weak when Preston walked into a room. She hated the fact her heart raced when he flashed his smile in her direction. He had a different girl in his bed every night. He was the kind of boy a smart girl ran from. So, why was she coming up with ways to get close to him? Even when it was obvious he wanted to keep her at a distance.

Maybe her heart knew something the world didn’t. Maybe Preston Drake was more than just a pretty face.


Barnes&Noble  |  Amazon  |  Goodreads  |  Abbi Glines 


October 25
 This is Not a Drill by Beck McDowell
Two teens try to save a class of first-graders from a gun-wielding soldier suffering from PTSD

When high school seniors Emery and Jake are taken hostage in the classroom where they tutor, they must work together to calm both the terrified children and the gunman threatening them--a task made even more difficult by their recent break-up. Brian Stutts, a soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in Iraq, uses deadly force when he's denied access to his son because of a custody battle. The children's fate is in the hands of the two teens, each recovering from great loss, who now must reestablish trust in a relationship damaged by betrayal. Told through Emery and Jake's alternating viewpoints, this gripping novel features characters teens will identify with and explores the often-hidden damages of war.






Thursday, October 18, 2012

Book Report: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardorbe

The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe, completed in the winter of 1949 & published in 1950, tells the story of four ordinary children: Peter, Susan, Edmund & Lucy Pevensie. They discover a wardrobe in Prof. Digory Kirke's house that leads to the magical land of Narnia, which is currently under the spell of a witch. The four children fulfill an ancient, mysterious prophecy while in Narnia. The Pevensie children help Aslan (the Turkish word for lion) & his army save Narnia from the evil White Witch, who's reigned over the Narnia in winter for 100 years.

This edition follows the original numbering scheme. Recent publishers have renumbered the volumes so they are ordered chronologically. This was reportedly the author's preference. Other editions number this book as 2.








A literary analysis of the allegories to Christianity in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

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The Strife is O'er, the Battle Done
“The strife is o'er, the battle done; now is the victor's triumph won; now be the song of praise begun. Alleluia!” (Lutheran Service Book 464:1) Authors often use allegories in literature to symbolize a concept. In The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis uses allegories to teach readers more about Christianity's core belief through faith, sacrifice, and duality.
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1. Lucy discovers this hidden world inside the wardrobe, and, after spending several hours there, returns to the real world, the logical world. Her siblings question her sanity because she believes Narnia exists. Lucy even starts to doubt herself, yet she stills holds firm to her belief that Narnia is there. “Lucy was a very truthful girl and she knew she was in the right; and she could not bring herself to say this. The others who thought she was telling a lie, and a silly lie too, made her very unhappy.” (p.22) This is what faith in God should be like. Christians believe in something that is not logical or scientific, but rather is outside human reasoning. How can there be three persons in one God? How can someone be one hundred percent God and one hundred percent man? People question Christians' sanity. But even when they have doubts, they cling to God through their faith which has been granted them by the Holy Spirit. When in doubt, they turn to the Lord and His word, the Bible, just as Lucy returns to the wardrobe.
“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13. Sacrifice is the greatest love. Aslan lays down his life for Edmund, a traitor, just as Christ has laid down his life for all people, who are all of them sinners. Aslan walks willingly to his death, knowing what is coming. He is tied to the stone table and killed. For a moment, it appears that evil has won; the White Witch has conquered the Great Lion, Aslan. The witch taunts him saying, “And now, who has won? Fool, did you think that by all this you would save the human traitor?...Understand that you have given me Narnia forever, you have lost your own life and have not saved his. In that knowledge, despair and die.” (p. 152) But Aslan returns, breaking the stone table and conquering death. Jesus went uncomplaining forth to His death, allows Himself to be nailed to the cross, and willingly gives up His spirit. The disciples believe that death has conquered Christ. But on the third day, Jesus rises, conquering over death and the grave. Christ gave his life to save all people. Even though we sin, the devil cannot have us because Christ triumphed over death and the devil. “The pow'rs of death have done their worst, But Christ their legions hath dispersed. Let shouts of holy joy outburst. Alleluia! The three sad days have quickly sped, He rises glorious from the dead. All glory to our risen Head! Alleluia!” (LSB 464:2-3)
Good versus evil has been the way of the world since the beginning of time when the snake offered Eve the fruit of the tree. The main example of duality is the Battle of Narnia. Peter, Aslan, and those who believe in a free Narnia fight against the White Witch and her followers, just as Saint Michael and his angels fought against Satan. “Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon fought back, but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven.” Revelation 12:7-8. Just as Michael and his angels overcame the dragon, Aslan defeats the Witch. “Then Lion and Witch had rolled over together but with the Witch underneath.” (p.174) And in both cases, good is victorious over evil. “He broke the age-bound chains of hell; the bars from heav'n's high portals fell. Let hymns of praise His triumph tell. Alleluia!” (LSB 464:4)
Faith, sacrifice, and duality are used as an allegory to Christianity in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. Lewis uses the allegories to teach the core beliefs of the Christian faith. “Lord, by Thy stripes which wounded Thee, From death's dread sting Thy servants free that we may live and sing to Thee. Alleluia!” (LSB 464:5)


Sources:
The Lutheran Service Book. Concordia Publishing House, 2006.

The Lutheran Study Bible. Concordia Publishing House, 2009.

Lewis, C. S. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Macmillan, 1950.
 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (16)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Touched
Sense Thieves #1
Published: November 27, 2012

From Goodreads:
Remy O’Malley heals people with touch—but every injury she cures becomes her own. Living in a household with an abusive stepfather, she has healed untold numbers of broken bones, burns,and bruises. And then one night her stepfather goes too far.

Being sent to live with her estranged father offers a clean start and she is eager to take it. Enter Asher Blackwell. Once a Protector of Healers, Asher sacrificed his senses to become immortal. Only by killing a Healer can a Protector recover their human senses. Falling in love is against the rules between these two enemies. Because Remy has the power to make Protectors human again, and when they find out, they’ll becoming for her—if Asher doesn’t kill her first.

This is Book One in the Touched trilogy.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Cover Characteristic: Forests/Woods (14)

Cover Characteristic
(hosted by Sugar & Snark)
This a meme where each week a book cover characteristic will be selected by the host. You then choose 5 covers to post with that particular characteristic. 
This week's theme:
Forests/Woods
 Sacred by Elana K Arnold


Unlovable by Sherry Garmon

What She Left Behind by Tracy Bilen


Lux #2 and #3 (Onyx, Opal) by Jennifer L Armentrout

My favorite cover of the week:
Virals by Kathy Reichs