A Note:


I once told myself: IF I am accepted into grad school, this blog would no longer be updated. As it turns out, in April, I received news of my acceptance for the Fall 2013 semester, where I will attain a Master's degree of Science in Nutrition.

Running a blog, as many of you may already know, is a demanding side job once the excitement wears off. And once I fell out of the blogging community's loop (have you SEEN how many blogs there are now? Wow!), it was like the kiss of death. Despite my best efforts, I couldn't get into a blogging routine once this happened due to the disconnect I felt from the community.

So I took a break. I struggled with the loss and with missing my blog. And then I realized I didn't have to run Book Faery to still be a book reviewer; I could read my books and post reviews online. I'm still a book review blogger, just not in the traditional sense.

I'll still be online. You can chat with me on Twitter, where I'll be posting links to my reviews and talking books. I'll also be posting links to nutrition articles. And if you'd like to connect with me where I guarantee I will post reviews, just add me as a friend on Goodreads.

So that's all, folks! It's been a fun and amazing journey, and I thank you all for listening to my thoughts about books. I hope we all can keep in touch elsewhere :)


Saturday, March 20, 2010

In My Mailbox (4)

In My Mailbox

I went out and bought one book this week again.  Don't have a lot of money, and I'm saving up the cash I do have for a super awesome giveaway that's coming up!  Figured I'd see what the craze is about this one particular book :)

If you live near Manhattan, don't forget to stop by Book of Wonder (18th St. between 5th and 6th Ave) tomorrow for your chance to meet Maggie Stiefvater, the author of Shiver!  She, along with... 62(?) other authors will be signing their books between 2:00-5:15.  Maggie's time slot is from 2:00-2:50.

Reviews this week:

1. Undone by Rachel Caine (review)
Once she was a powerful Djinn.  Then Cassiel defied her ruler, Ashan, who tore her very essence away and reshaped her in human flesh as punishment.  Forced to live among mortals, Cassiel has found refuge among the Weather Wardens--whose power she must tap into regularly, or she will die.

Cassiel earns her keep by assisting the Earth Warden Manny Rocha on his missions--which she finds much easier than coping with the emotions and frailties of her human condition, especially her growing affection for Manny's brother, Luis.  But when Cassiel encounters a malevolent force that threatens the Rocha family, she discovers that her perceived human weaknesses may be her greatest strengths...
Living among mortals, Cassiel has begun to develop a reluctant affection for them--especially the intriguing Warden Luis Rocha.  As the mystery deepens around the kidnapping of innocent Warden children, Cassiel and Luis are the only ones who can investigate within both the human and the Djinn realms.

But the more Luis and Cassiel search, the more dangerous the trail becomes, reaching not only into a fanatical splinter group, but into the highest ranks of Cassiel's immortal kin.  An outcast from her own kind, Cassiel must now rely on her own limited earthbound powers to save the young Wardens...if it's not already too late.

Have any of you read these books?  What do you think of them?
And what did you all get this week? =)


  1. I haven't read any of these books by Rachel Caine but they sound really good and I'll defiantly check them out. But I have read Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris and loved it, so hopefully you will too!

  2. I've heard lots of great things about Dead Until Dark and that whole series. I hope I like it too! :)

    I'm glad you're interested in Caine's books--they're definitely interesting. She has such great characters.

  3. The Sookie Stackhouse Series is very popular, I bought a boxed set with the 7 or 8 first books, but I've not read them yet :) Maybe I'll wait for your review :D

  4. I LOVED the Sookie Stackhouse books! Read all of them in under a week (",) ... beware, they are SUPER addictive.

  5. Maria: It really is, that's one of the main reasons why I got the first book for this :)

    Bella: I'll keep that in mind. I need a new series to get addicted to!

  6. Ooh Sookie Stackhouse books are great! I've really got to read those Rachel Caine books and The Outcast Season books. I love her others so far. Thanks for the reviews! Here's what I got

  7. Manda, I'll be throwing a giveaway soon where Undone is one of the prizes :)

  8. I'm late in getting mine up, but I usually do this too. Cool, I have this first one too, but haven't read yet. My friend said the first two take a little bit to get into, but that the series is really good. Enjoy your read!! slk

  9. I haven't read that series by Rachel Caine yet, but I've been extremely interested in it for a while now. I also haven't read Dead Until Dark yet, even though I watch True Blood, but I've been meaning to read the series. I got the first book from the library once, but didn't get to finish it. Hopefully soon, I'll get to read them all.
    Here's what I got this week: Not-Really-Southern Vamp Chick

  10. Shauna: have you read the Weather Warden series? I think Undone is a little more difficult to get into, but Unknown is AMAZING--I loved it! I think it's because we start to really see the romance between Cassiel and Luis pick up (and I for one, are a sap for romance hehe!)

    Amanda: I highly suggest reading it then! It's definitely worth your time :)