Sunday, August 5, 2012

Book Gathering # 13 and Summer Wrap Up Read-a-thon update!

No Book Gathering Vlog this week, lovelies. I don't have much to show off and I've been too busy this week getting things prepared. Next week will be even busier! Geez!

Anyway, today will just be the regular synopses posts for Book Gathering and also an update on the Summer Wrap-Up Read-A-Thon.

Book Gathering # 12

I'm currently participating in two great haul memes hosted by Tynga's Reviews and Books, Biscuits, and Tea.

Please give these two lovely blogs a look see and participate in these great meme adventures!


For Review


Title: Forsaken
Author: Andrew Van Wey
Genre: Dark Supernatural
Publication: September 8, 2011
Pages: 375

Synopsis: The painting loomed, large and foreboding. At a little over six feet tall and five feet wide, it wasn’t the strangest he’d ever seen, but close. A girl with a wounded, sack-like face; a boy with pinhole eyes and a cruel sneer; and a distant shadow peering out from behind a dying tree, all stared back at him.

Yet it wasn’t only the subjects that challenged him, but the note that came with the anonymous painting.

"Here in Art, Denial."

For professor Daniel Rineheart, these four words herald a riddle that sets off a surreal nightmare. Where objects from his past manifest in canvas and oil. Where painted clocks tick-tock away in the dark hours before dawn and a missing dog whimpers from between the walls. Where the painted subjects themselves leave the canvas to stalk the halls of his once quiet house.

And where all answers lead back to a blind artist and an impossible creation, one that threatens to destroy his family and devour his sanity.

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FORSAKEN is a dark novel, a throwback to the haunted tales that slowly boil and get beneath the skin, sticking with the reader far after the pages are closed and the story's concluded. It's a dark tale that blends the line between the psychological and the supernatural, and challenges the reader to descend into a maddening world where past and present blend together, where the blind see far beyond the living veil, and where evil comes alive in oil and art.

*Under the Desert Moon*

Title: Under the Desert Moon
Author: Emma Maede
Genre: Paranormal
Publication: August 2012
Pages: 205

17 year old Erin Harris spends her time daydreaming, hoping to escape her small town life in Copperfield, Arizona. When a movie crew arrives unexpectedly to shoot a vampire film over the summer, Erin’s small town world changes forever. Erin is positive she has seen the star, James Linkin before in a thirty year old TV show. He hasn’t aged a day. How is this possible? Erin is determined to find out, but how will James handle the scrutiny of an all too intelligent teenage girl?


Today is the first day for the SUMMER WRAP-UP READ-A-THON hosted by Some Like it Paranormal and In Between Writing and Reading.

There are going to be lots of fun challenges and posts, so keep up!

Today is a bit of a recap. Yesterday I read "Fablehaven" by Brandon Mull and began "Graceling" by Kristin Cashore.

Let's have fun!

Read-A-Thon Books Read

Currently Reading


This one is hosted by Skyway Avenue.

Rewrite a Synopsis

Okay, pretty straightforward. You just have to pick a synopsis from one of the books you have this week and rewrite the synopsis for it. Fun! 

Here goes nothin!


17 days in the middle of nowhere with grandparents they hardly know? It wasn't how Seth and Kendra were expecting to spend their mid-summer.  The sign that read "All trespassers will be turned to stone" just outside the property line didn't do much to help them feel better either.

But something is strange in Fablehaven. What's with all the exotic animals? The obviously different but kind Lena? Where is Grandma? And what's up with the milk? The questions pile up and the only method of answering them seems to be breaking the biggest rule that Grandpa has laid down: "Don't go into the woods."

Kendra and Seth will need all of their wits, all of their courage, and all of their hope to battle the host of enemies that they find when the rules are finally broken. The line between friend and foe is blurred as they fraternize with faeries, bargain with trolls, and plead with naiads all to stop an ancient evil from wreaking havoc on Fablehaven. Again.

That's all for this Sunday love doves!

Until Next Blog,

Read On!



  1. Those all look great! Wish I could participate in read-a-thon! I'm already participating in 2 or I would. I've never read Fablehaven, though I've always wanted to. And I've heard good things about Graceling as well! Thanks for the post! :D