Challenges

2013 Challenges:
We have decided NOT to participate in any challenges this year.

2012 Immortal Reading Challenge
The complete guidelines can be found here. Since we have already read some books in the series listed, we have written "catch up" after the series and will list the titles when completed.

Category 1: Vampires 
Darker After Midnight (Midnight Breed #10) by Lara Adrian READ

Morganville vampires (catch up)

Read any THREE books with vampires as the main characters. 

Bonus Entries: Additional TWO books with vampires 



Category 2: Angels and Demons
Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole
Kiss of a Demon King READ
Lothaire READ
When Copper Suns Fall by KaSonndra Leigh READ
Demon Can't Help It by Kathy Love READ

Read any THREE books with angels and/or demons as the main characters. 
Bonus Entries: Additional TWO books with angels and/or demons 



Category 3: Fae 
Wings of Shadow by Anna Kyss READ
Tab Bennett and the Inbetween READ
Read any THREE books with Fae as the main characters 
Bonus Entries: Additional TWO books on Fae. 

Category 4: Shifters/Werewolves 

The Mayfair Moon by J.A. Redmerski READ
Forget Me Not (Mystic Wolves #4) by Belinda Boring

The Dark Divine series by Bree Despian (catch up)
The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater (catch up)

Read any THREE books with shifters or werewolves as the main characters. 

Bonus Entries: Additional TWO books on shifters or werewolves.


Once again we will be participating the 2012 Debut Author Challenge hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. Debut authors, new books, all YA or MG, with a minimum of twelve books. We will post the titles we read on our 2012 Challenges page. 
For the complete list of rules, go here.

Freshman Year and Other Natural Disasters by Meredith Zeitlin READ

We are participating in the YA Contemporary Challenge 
hosted by Katie at Katie's Book Blog.



Levels:
Level 1: 5+ books
Level 2: 10+ books

Level 3: 15+ books



Rules:

You can read any contemporary YA novel that is published between January 1, 2012 and December 30, 2012 but you must read them in 2012! (All formats accepted: paperback, ARC, e-book). Read the post about this challenge here.



We plan to reach Level 2 and include these titles:
Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols

Don't Breathe a Word by Holly Cupala

Try Not to Breathe by Jennifer R. Hubbard

Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf

Small Damages by Beth Kephart

Dead to You by Lisa McMann

Hosted by Evie at Bookish and a group of other bloggers, the TBR Pile Reading Challenge is the answer to the stacks of books in our room and also those books we have in our ereaders--all of the ones we have but simply haven't gotten around to reading. For all of the information on this challenge, go here.

As we read these titles, we will mention this challenge in our review, as well as list it on the Challenge page.


2011

YA Historical Fiction Challenge 2011

We have taken YA Bliss' challenge to embrace and read more MG and YA historical novels. We think we can handle Level 2: 10 YA/MG books in 2011. 

The titles read were:
Chime by Franny Billingsley
Dark Mirror by M.J. Putney

2011 Debut Author Challenge
We have decided to join The Story Siren's 2011 Debut Author Challenge
We read the following YA novels in 2011:
XVI by Julia Karr
The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal
 Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
Rival by Sarah Bennett-Wealer
A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford
The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney
Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach
Entwined by Heather Dixon
Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Human Blend by Lori Pescatore

The Contemps Challenge 2011
Some of the BEST books we read this year were contemporary titles so joining The Contemps challenge was a no brainer. Eighteen books? We're up to the challenge and that's why we signed on when this was first announced.

Titles we  read:
Losing Faith by Denise Jaden
Girl, Stolen by April Henry   
The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
Rival by Sarah Bennett Wealer

Hushed by Kelley York
Melody Rising by Whitley Streiber

Steampunk Challenge 2011
Rikki Donovan's Steampunk Challenge sounds like a lot of fun and this is one genre we definitely plan on reading more of.

Some of the titles we have decided to read:
READ Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

Vampire Challenge 2011
 We have joined PARAJUNKEE'S VIEW VAMPIRE CHALLENGE 2011. This challenge runs from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011. All we need to do is read 20 books where a vampire is the main character. Since we love vampire stories this should be easy and we like that books can be YA or adult and published in any year.
DONE!
Teeth: Vampire Tales edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
The Greyfriar (Vampire Empire, Book 1) by Clay and Susan Griffith
Ashes of Midnight (The Midnight Breed, #6) by Lara Adrian
Veil of Midnight (The Midnight Breed, #5) by Lara Adrian
Hungry for You by Lynsay Sands
The Vampire and the Virgin by Kerrelyn Sparks
Shattered Glass by Elaine Bergstrom
Karma and Melodies by Katie Salidas
A Girl's Guide to Vampires by Katie MacAlister
Sex and the Single Vampire by Katie MacAlister
Sex, Lies and Vampires by Katie MacAlister
The Vampire's Warden by S.J. Wright
Dreams of a Dark Warrior byKresley Cole
Demon from the Dark by Kresley Cole
The Vampire Relationship Guide, Vol. 1 by Evelyn Lafont
Faustine by Imogen Rose
Prophecy: Child of Light by Felicity Heaton
Deeper Than Midnight by Lara Adrian
The Vampire Who Loved Me by Theresa Medeiros
The Vampire Stalker by Allison Van Diepen

100 Books in a Year Reading Challenge
Hosted by Book Chick City,  this challenge runs from January 1-December 31, 2011 
and we can crossover books from our other challenges. We can also include ebooks as well.
125!

2010 Debut Author Challenge

Since we read so much we decided to join The Story Siren's 2010 Debut Author Challenge.

We read the following books in 2010:
Young Adult Novels Read:
Hearts at Stake by Alyxndra Harvey  
The Secret Year by Jeniffer Hubbard 
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting  
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins  
Tell Me a Secret by Holly Cupala  
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa  
Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus  
Mistwood by Leah Cypess 
Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecount White  
The Tension of Opposites by Kristina McBride  
The Deathday Letter by Shaun Hutchinson 
The Agency, Book One: A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee  
Everlasting by Angie Frazier  
Angel Star by Jennifer Murgia  

    Middle Grade Novels Read:
    The Owl Keeper by Christine Brodien-Jones  

    Leaving Gee's Bend by Irene Latham  
    The Witchy Worries of Abby Adams by Rhonda Hayter 
    13 Treasures by Michelle Harrison