Wednesday, October 31, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday(#5):Mila 2.0

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a meme created by Jill at Breaking the Spine that features books yet to be released that we're really looking forward to. This week my book is "Mila 2.0."
MILA 2.0 (MILA 2.0, #1)
Title:Mila 2.0
Author:Debra Driza
Released:March 12, 2013
Publisher:Katherine Tegen Books

From Goodreads:
Mila 2.0 is the first book in an electrifying sci-fi thriller series about a teenage girl who discovers that she is an experiment in artificial intelligence.

Mila was never meant to learn the truth about her identity. She was a girl living with her mother in a small Minnesota town. She was supposed to forget her past —that she was built in a secret computer science lab and programmed to do things real people would never do.

Now she has no choice but to run—from the dangerous operatives who want her terminated because she knows too much and from a mysterious group that wants to capture her alive and unlock her advanced technology. However, what Mila’s becoming is beyond anyone’s imagination, including her own, and it just might save her life.

Mila 2.0 is Debra Driza’s bold debut and the first book in a Bourne Identity–style trilogy that combines heart-pounding action with a riveting exploration of what it really means to be human. Fans of I Am Number Four will love Mila for who she is and what she longs to be—and a cliffhanger ending will leave them breathlessly awaiting the sequel.

This sounds amazing, of course, since the description does the exact thing it is supposed to do: draw in the readers. The first thing that caught my attention when reading the desciption was: electrifying sci-fi thriller. I love sci-fi thrillers! I kinda really like all types of YA books, but sci-fi thriller is definitely on the top of the list. But, basically, the plot sounded very creative and the idea of it sounded great. So, that is my thoughts about the book! Also! I absolutely LOVE the cover.  It is just so creative and cool! I mean, there are pieces of her skin( I'm not sure how else to describe it) swirling around!

Cover Reveal: Belladonna

Belladonna (Secrets of the Eternal Rose, #2)
First reactions:

Here is the description:
The second book in the Secrets of the Eternal Rose trilogy.

Cassandra follows a trail of clues about the mysterious Order of the Eternal Rose to Florence. There she runs into a few familiar faces, including Falco, who is now working for a nine-fingered woman known as Belladonna. When Cass discovers Belladonna is involved in the Order, she won’t rest until she discovers the shadowy society’s true purpose, knowledge that will put her—and everyone she loves—in terrible danger.

Random thoughts:
I really have nothing else to say rather than...that the cover is BEAUTIFUL! I actually still haven't got to Venom, but it will be coming in the mail sometime in the next few weeks, so I am very excited to start devouring it! The cover of Venom is also very, very pretty with the mask and everything. Oh, also Venom just released today! So, go out and buy it!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Kick-ass Heroines

Top Ten Tuesday-It is a meme created by aime at The Broke and the Bookish where you create a list of your top ten favorite of any given category. This week we are listing who is our top ten kick-ass heroines! I'm excited to do this, 'cause, well I have alot of great heroines to list!

1.When I first hear the words "kick-ass heroines", I immediately think of Katsa in Graceling. She was definitely a kick-ass type of person. She could kill people with her bare hands! I just loved her as a character maybe even adored her just for her Grace( extreme skill). She was hard to get used but, once you did there is no going back.

2.Eona or rather known as "Eon" in the first book was just another great and very determined fighter. I loved her from the beginning. I haven't got one thing to complain about her. She is crippled( in the first book), but that doesn't slow her down one bit. She just tries harder. I think that all her hard work, though, paid off in the end.

3.Princess Malva in Princetta was a bit annoying at first, but she was also very determined. She's not afraid to get her hands dirty, even if she is a princess. I don't remember this book all to well, except the ending, which was one of the worst endings the worst ending ever. Seriously, the book would have been ten times better, if not for the ending. Now, I'm geting off topic here, so back to her character. I really did enjoy her, but she did get annoying at times. Overall, she was quite enjoyable.

4.Karou in The Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I shouldn't even have to say anything. If you haven't read this book, then you haven't lived. If you haven't catched on, I LOVED her character so, SO much! Ugh! I can't even explain!

5.Juliette in Shatter Me. Mainly, I just thought her superpowers were wicked! I didn't find her character that special really, but I must say I loved her powers. Who wouldn't? Even if you couldn't touch anyone without killing them...

6.Kylie in the Shadow Falls series is another character that has superpowers. Or not quite superpowers but these mysterious "skills" I should call it. So far( or at least until book 3) there has only been hints at what she might be, but so far no reliable evidence has proved what she is. I just loved her character from the very beginning! I just could kind of relate to her even though I don't have superpowers of my own!

7.Rose in Vampire Academy was kick-ass for SURE!

Hmm...I'm out of options again! I was hoping I could make it up to ten this time! Anyways, questions, comments, concerns? Links are accepted also!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Maureen Johnson: Places she will be

Saturday, October 27th
10:00am: SIGNING in the Penguin/Book People booth (exhibitor tent 3, booth 314-315)
12:00-1:00pm: A Conversation with Maureen Johnson and Maggie Stiefvater, moderated by Sarah Pitre of Forever YA, at The Sanctuary at First United Methodist Church, 1201 Lavaca
1:15pm: Signing at the children’s book signing tent
8:00-8:45pm: Lit Crawl Austin, Dear Teen Me panel with Paolo Bacigalupi, Jenny Han, Kristin Cashore, Marie Lu, Maggie Stiefvater, and Siobhan Vivian, Pine Street Station
9pm: Signing (at event)
A chat with me, Ransom Riggs and Kami Garcia at Figment

Saturday, November 3rd
2-3pm: A hour with Maureen Johnson and Robin Wasserman, in which you find out that Robin is the sensible one. [location and signing info to come in a moment!]

"Waiting On" Wednesday(#4): Unravel Me

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a meme created by Jill at Breaking the Spine that features books yet to be released that we're really looking forward to. This week my book is "Unravel Me."
Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)
Title:Unravel Me
Author:Tahereh Mafi
Released:Febuary 2013

From Goodreads:
tick, tick, tick, tick, tick
it's almost
time for war.

Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.

She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.

Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam's life.

My thoughts:
First of all, when I first started reading Shatter Me, I was NOT impressed. At all. I hated how she crossed out words and the beginning was, frankly, boring in my opinion. But then, it started dragging me more and more into the story( also I think she started crossing out words a little less, so it made me happier.). The plot was becoming more intriguing with each page! AND THEN the ending was all of a sudden upon me...and it was AMAZING! I have a thing for superpowers and the ending kinda reminded me of X-men, when they all are together learning how to control their powers. So, of course, after it ended, I wanted to read more, but alas the next book was supposed to release in another year. So, I pushed aside my anticipation for the book until now! I figured, this is a PERFECT book to feature in Waiting on Wednesday, since it is about books that you are extremely pumped to release! If you haven't read Shatter Me...What are you waiting for??? Look it up, see if it intrigues you, and then buy it if it does!
Thoughts? Comments? Maybe some links in between?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Books to get you into the Halloween Spirit!

Top Ten Tuesday-It is a meme created by aime at The Broke and the Bookish where you create a list of your top ten favorite of any given category. This week we are doing books that will get you into the Halloween spirit! In other words, we are doing spook-tastic books!

1.This book, honestly, ALWAYS pops into my head first, when thinking about Halloween! It was a nice, creepy book. Trust me, it is probably one of the scariest books I have read. It is called...Anna Dressed In Blood(See! Even the name sounds scary!). The cover is JUST gorgeous also!
Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1)
2.The second book I think of is quite the opposite of the the above book. It is about zombies instead of ghosts! Quite a change of topic. Anyways, this book was just another scary book to read, espicially around Halloween! It is called Dearly, Departed. Zombie books are quite interesting also. At least for me, though I have heard people complain how they dislike zombie books because they are stupid and all, but really people it IS called fiction! I also have a disease called covermance for this book!
Dearly, Departed (Gone With the Respiration, #1)
3.Another AMAZING scary book is Masque of the Red Death. It had everything: great plot, perfect pacing, swoonworthy romance, and everything you can think of( at least that are kinda related to the plot).
Masque of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death, #1)
4.Umm...well the funny thing is, I haven't FINISHED this book yet. Please, do not start yelling at me and throwing objects at my imaginary head! But, it was GREAT, at least the parts that I have read. I plan on reading it soon once...I finish all the books I have started lately, due to the fact that there has been TEN BILLION RELEASES THIS MONTH THAT I HAVE BEEN DYING TO READ THIS WHOLE ENTIRE YEAR! Wow, that felt good to type! Here is the display of the cover. I never felt any covermance for this book really, but it isn't ugly or anything...just kinda boring in my opinion. Not to be mean. I'm sure there are a TON of people who feel covermance towards this book!
Something Strange and Deadly (Something Strange and Deadly, #1)
5.This book is a newly released book that I haven't had the chance to buy yet but, hopefully, I will save up some money to do that soon! It certainly sounds spook-tastic from the description. I will give you a preview of the description:
Velveteen Monroe is dead. At 16, she was kidnapped and murdered by a madman named Bonesaw. But that’s not the problem.
Even the first paragraph of the description has drawn you in! If it hasn't...WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR HEAD? Just joking, please do not take offense!( I'm getting nervous about my sick humor! People might start taking it the wrong way!)
.Velveteen (Velveteen, #1)
6.This is ANOTHER zombie book that I have yet to devour, but will soon enough! Covermance for sure on this one! I love the design of it!
Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles, #1)
7.This book, yet again, is a new release that is on my MUST-READ-NOW-LIST! I've heard some mixed reviews, but I'm still going to give it a shot because I think it still sounds amazing, even if some people hated/disliked. I mean, doesn't everyone hate at least one book that everyone else loves? It could be the opposite. I could love this book and everyone else hates it? Hopefully!
8.This book I actually JUST found! But it sounded perfect for Halloween! I think it may be for middle grade-ish, but still, come on people, who really cares about what age group it is in? Even blog MAY be called All About YA Novels!
The Cavendish Home For Boys and Girls

I honestly can't think of any other scary books. At least at the moment. I'm actually pretty proud of myself for finding THIS many scary books considering that I don't read very many!
SO, chat it up with me or leave me a link! Anything, really...I don't mind random comments( as long as it isn't TOO rude!)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Review: The Boy Recession

The Boy Recession
Author:Flynn Meaney
Page number:256
Source:won through Goodreads First Reads

It's all about supply and demand when a high school deals with the sudden exodus of male students.

The boy recession has hit Julius P. Heil High, and the remaining boys find that their stock is on the rise: With little competition, even the most unlikely guys have a good chance at making the team and getting the girl. Guitar-strumming, class-skipping Hunter Fahrenbach never wanted to be a hot commodity, but the popular girls can't help but notice his unconventional good looks. With a little work, he might even by boyfriend material.

But for down-to-earth Kelly Robbins, the boy recession is causing all sorts of problems. She has secretly liked her good friend Hunter for a while now, but how can she stand out in a crowd of overzealous Spandexers?

As if dating wasn't hard enough without a four-to-one ratio!

I was really hesitant to read this book. I didn't have incredibly high hopes for it either. Why I didn't have high hopes you may ask? I haven't usually ended up liking straight-up romance books. I like books with a mixture of things like action and adventure with a bit of romance, but I haven't liked JUST romance books. This book turned out to be pretty enjoyable though. I really enjoyed the characters and it kept me laughing throughout the book. What I liked most about the book, though, was the pacing. It was perfect for me. They didn't immediately fall in love. They were friends for two years and just sorta got a crush on each other. It was believable, which is saying alot compared to other YA books.
Let me talk about the characters. Right away, I was annoyed about Hunter. He was lazy and had no ambition whatsoever! I have always hated those type of characters. But, later on I started liking him. He started picking up his act and he wasn't so bad anymore. I felt the opposite for Kelly. I loved her from the beginning, she was responsible and smart. The other characters were awesome also. They were very funny and likeable.
Overall, this book was very good. It was a funny, cute, and light read. It was a good break from the more serious, sad stuff.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday(#3):The Indigo Spell

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a meme created by Jill at Breaking the Spine that features books yet to be released that we're really looking forward to. This week my book is "The Indigo Spell."
The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines, #3)
Title: The Indigo Spell
Author: Richelle Mead
Released: February 2013
Publisher: Razorbill
From Goodreads:
In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch--a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood--or else she might be next.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, the Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive—this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone’s out for blood.
My thoughts: I may have mentioned this before, but I have never seemed to get along with vampire books. However, I absolutely fell in love with Vampire Academy, which is kinda like a companion series to this series, Bloodlines. Both of the series, of course, have the same author. So, I just had to check out the other companion series, once I finished Vampire Academy. The book that I am featuring is the third novel to Bloodlines. I must admit that I was slightly disappointed in the first book in this series. I am very glad, though, that I read the second book...because it blew my mind away! I was just so astonished about how different I felt about the two books. One I hated with my guts and the other was AMAZING and loved dearly with my heart! So, since I loved the second book and I must find out what happens, I am really, REALLY excited for the third book! And that is why I figured I should feature this book...because I'm excited that is.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday:Favorite Authors in X genre

Top Ten Tuesday-It is a meme created by aime at The Broke and the Bookish where you create a list of your top ten favorite of any given category.So, for this week we are supposed to pick our top ten favorite authors of any genre we like or take a fancy to. I, of course, will pick dystopian and fantasy because I LOVE both of those genres and well...because I have alot of favorite authors in BOTH of those genres. Here goes:

1.My first author in fantasy would have to be...drum roll please...Kristin Cashore! I loved all of the books by her very much. But, I must say I loved Graceling the most. Anyways, she is such a great writer and man, can she write(that is what makes her great of course!).

2.Laini Taylor is also one of my most favorite author because her imagination still astounds me to no end. I have actually only read one of her books, but that one book is enough to tell me that she is an amazing and talented writer.

3.Julie Kagawa is such, such, SUCH, a talented writer. Somehow, this author has got me to LOVE all of her books! I have read ever single one of them and I have fallen in love with ALL of them! I am also very excited to read her new novel coming out in exactly a week from now! Check it out if you also love the Iron Fey series.

4.I am not sure if this is fantasy or not( I think it would fall more into the paranormal section) but, I loved Richelle Mead's series "The Vampire Academy". I usually don't like vampire books( except of course Julie Kagawa's amazing series called "Blood of Eden".) but this one turned out to work for me. I fell in love with the characters, had good action, and, of course, swoonworthy romance.

5.My last fantasy writer favorite would have to be C.C. Hunter. To put it simply, I fell in love with her series called "Shadow Falls". These books are great, so I demand you to at least look them up!

6.Moving on to my favorite  authors of first author will be...Kimberly Derting. The Pledge was one of the first books I read by her, but I later found out that she had entire other series that I STILL need to read! But, mainly I just really enjoyed The Pledge and I think you would too so, if you ever are looking for a good dystopian read this one would be a good one.

7.Lauren Oliver is another very talented author that I just happened to find while searching for books. Needless to say, I absolutely fell in love with Delirium and Pandemoneon. I STILL need to read her single book, though called "Before I Fall".

8.Moira Young is just so great at describing and developing characters. My first book( and only book so far but, the second book is coming out soon!) I read by her, just had me hugging myself and crying senseless. She just had a way with words that easily played with my emotions! Her second book comes out in about 2 weeks from now...have you noticed how many books come out this month or is it just me?

9.Suzanne I even need to say it?

10.Kiera Cass is my last favorite author for today. I loved her debut book called "The Selection". She actually made me believe the romance in it, which counts for a lot since I'm finding most romances unbelievable. I also very much enjoyed the dystopian feel of it, but I wish she would have explained it a little better. Altogether, though, I loved it!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Cover Reveal: The Dollhouse Asylum

The Dollhouse Asylum

My first reaction:
My first reaction when seeing this cover is....WOW! That is one creepy, but awesome looking cover. But, the greatest part? This book sounds AMAZING!

Here is the description:
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.

Random thoughts:

That sounds amazing, does it not? But, the not so great part? It comes out in a year. I will have most likely have forgotten about this book unless there is alot of buzz about it. So, fingers crossed that this book will turn out to be great and have raving reviews!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Review: The Raven Boys

The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle, #1)
Author:Maggie Stiefvater
Page number:408
Publisher:Scholastic Press

“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.

This book was, honestly, one of the best books of 2012. Now, I'm not saying that everyone would enjoy it as much as me( but most likely), but for me it was the perfect book. I loved every last detail in this book and I am also quite glad that Maggie didn't do a too-bad cliffhanger that makes you want to read the next book immediately. I'm happy about that because if she did do that, I would be dying right now! I mean the book already has me wanting the next book, even without the cliffhanger!
The thing I love most about this book is the character development. The author makes you fall in love with the characters or despise them. She lets you understand each major character's view, actions, and emotions, which I absolutely was so happy about! She just was so amazing about developing and putting emotion into developing each and every character.
The plot of this story was quite intriguing! I was actually unsure if I would like this book or not, since it was mainly sounded to me about a bitch who was a pyshic's( I'm not sure how to spell it and if I did spell it right, woohoo!) daughter that didn't like rich, spoiled kids. I can understand completely why she wouldn't like them, I just wasn't sure if it was going to be a good story to read. But, thankfully, it turned out to be one of the best books of the year. But, anyways it did intrigue me...but I was hesitant at first. While I started devouring the book, I started thinking to myself that this book has actually turned out the opposite of what I thought it would be! The romance did not ruin the story, I never got bored reading it, and the pacing timed out perfectly!
One more thing to say about what I love! I loved the magic in this story. Yes, magic. I don't know why, but I've always found magic so utterly cool. When I read this book, it let me imagine what the world might be like if there was magic and I'm so glad the author let me experience it.
I recommend this book highly to everyone!


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Something Strange and Deadly Read Along: Week 1 Questions

Something Strange and Deadly (Something Strange and Deadly, #1)

My first read- along! I'm so excited to do this and find out what others think of the book so far. If you haven't already noticed, on my sidebar it says I'm participating in this!


Character impressions: Clarence
What are your first impressions of Clarence? Does he seem like a trustworthy person, or is he hiding ulterior motives behind good looks?

My first impressions are that he seems like a quiet and polite person, but all the same, charming. When I first met him, I didn't think he would be an important character, really. He seemed to just blend into the background, even if all the ladies thought him handsome. However, I have realized that he is going to play an important part in this story and I'm looking forward to see how well he plays it.
I also didn't think him trustworthy but I usually never find someone trustworthy when I first meet them, espicially when the character does something suspicious. But, I don't think he has anything against Eleanor, yet.
Character impressions: Eleanor Fitt
What are your first impressions of Eleanor? It seems like her mother always wants to put her family’s reputation above all else. How do you think Eleanor feels about this?

My impression of her at first is...well, this won't make much sense so I will do a little explaining, but I found her annoying. Yes, annoying. She just seemed like such a terrible main character to me and I most definetly did not like her at first. She seemed like just a normal person who was afraid of zombies. I was hoping for a character who enjoys killing zombies, not being scared of them. But, as I read on, I found I she was actually growing on me. I think what I loved the most about her is that she really, really cares about her family. I just found it touching and sincere.
I ,of course, think that Eleanor would not like being treated less than your family's reputation since I don't think anyone should be happy that your mother always put your family's reputation above all else!
Character impressions: Daniel
Daniel is quite brash with Eleanor when they first meet in the Spirit-Hunter’s lab. Do you see potential for a friendship? For a romance?

I would definetly say that Daniel is rude and doesn't enjoy Eleanor's company from when they first met but, I am guessing that Eleanor is going to grow on him and he will start liking her.
I think it is possible that there will be romance between Daniel and Eleanor since, for some reason, ladies like annoyingly rude guys. I have absolutley no idea why...but it always seems to happen.
1. Mrs. Fitt decides to hold a seance as a last minute fill-in for the party’s entertainment. How would you feel about this if you were a guest at the party? Do you think that’s wise with the Dead running around?

Well, of course not! I would be terrified even if zombies weren't already roming around the planet! I have no idea what Mrs. Fitt was thinking, but I think it was incredibly stupid on her part to hold a seance at a party.
2. Eleanor lives with only her mother and the live-in help since her father passed away and her brother is in New York and possibly taken by the Dead. I feel like the absent family member – especially a parent – is a theme I see a lot in YA novels. Why do you think that is? What aspect does this add to the story?

I think the reason why YA novels seem to make one parent dissapear is to add more character to the character's home life. I mean, if you think about it, would you want one big happy family in a novel? Why of course not! You want to add some mysterious elements to the story or make it more exciting, make your readers wonder what happened to the parent. It will, overall, draw in more attention. So, yes right now I'm very curious to see what has happened to her father.
3. We first see the steampunk feel when Eleanor wanders into the Centennial Exhibition to find the Spirit-Hunters. What do you think of machines and science fighting the zombies and paranormal?

I think the author is doing a wonderful job of including all the important things: making you have feelings for the characters, details, and the plot is surprisely pretty good. I love how the Spirit-Hunters are trying to destroy the zombies. The author is leaving no gloriously, gory details out, which I love. Yep, I love gory details. It makes me cringe but, it helps me better picture the scene, even if it is a gory one. I, myself, do enjoy a good zombie book and this book is so far living up to my expectations!
4. What do you think really happened to Elijah? Do you think he was captured by the Dead, or are there more secrets hidden behind his disappearance?

I actually have no idea what to expect about Elijah's disappearance. Which is quite a nice touch to the story since I will be totally taken by surprise when I find out what is behind Elijah's disappearance! I really, really hope that the author will leave some clues behind, and I'm sure she will to make the story more interesting!

"Waiting on" Wednesday(#2): Scarlet

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a meme created by Jill at Breaking the Spine that features books yet to be released that we're really looking forward to. This week my book is "Scarlet."
Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2)
Author:Marissa Meyer
Released:Febuary 2013
Publisher:Feiwel and Friends

From Goodreads:
Cinder returns in the second thrilling installment of the New York Times-bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother and the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she has no choice but to trust him, though he clearly has a few dark secrets of his own.

As Scarlet and Wolf work to unravel one mystery, they find another when they cross paths with Cinder. Together, they must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen who will do anything to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner.

My thoughts: How could you NOT want to read this? Really, Cinder was one of the best books of 2012. I was so mad to find out the second book didn't come out until another WHOLE year! I was tearing at my hair in frustration! But, thankfully I have gotten over my rage. I think it's interesting how Marissa is entertwining two different people's lifes into one. I was only expecting it to be in Cinder's view so it just makes me want to read it all the more when I found out it was including a new narrator( with a new hottie to adore :D)! This is most  definetely going on my pre-order list soon! ( Just in case if nobody has read Cinder, I must demand you to read it soon!...just kidding, but really you must check it out and see if it's for you.( which it most likely is!))

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Rewind

Top Ten Tuesday-It is a meme created by aime at The Broke and the Bookish where you create a list of your top ten favorite of any given category. And this week we are supposed to do a past topic that you may want to do again or missed out on, but since this is only my second week of doing this meme I'm only going to choose a random one. This week I will randomly do: Top Ten Books On Your Fall TBR List. I'm doing this one since, well since I have literally a TON of fall TBR books that I can't wait to read!
1.Black City (Black City, #1)
I've been dying to read this book for so long! The description is brilliant and the cover is gorgeous, who wouldn't want to read it? But, anyways I cannot wait until it releases!
2.Gravity (The Taking, #1)
Another must read on my shelf, since it sounds great and..."gasp"...when I saw the cover I fell in love! Aliens included with this package....definite, definite must read!
3.Crewel (Crewel World, #1)
This book just sounded so original and flawless from the description. It just appealed to me and I also cannot wait to read it!
4.Time Between Us
This book is actually a step-out-of-the-box for me since I surpisely never read time-travel books. The only one's I've read was Ruby Red and a few others. But, this captured my attention right away and I'm excited to finally devour it!
5.The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)
Historical fiction? Yes please!
6.Venom (Secrets of the Eternal Rose, #1)
I actually just recently stumbled upon this book and I thought it sounded just well...amazing! Anyway I'm highly anticipating this one until the release date and then I will devour it in my free time!
7.Velveteen (Velveteen, #1)
I have no idea what to say except that I love the idea that she is going to haunt her killer( I actually cannot believe I typed just sounds so wrong).
8.Silver (Bandia, #1)
OMG! Just look at the cover...just take a moment to breathe into the beauty of it. Yes, I sound very creepy right now, but didn't you already know that? Anyway, back to the book, I loved the description of the book and I was instantly intrigued by it and I ALSO loved the cover!( If you didn't already notice.)
9.Valkyrie Rising
This just sounded so fascinating so I couldn't resist putting it on the was calling me :D
10.This is my last and final book that I HAVE BEEN DYING TO READ FOR ALMOST A YEAR! I just absolutely fell in love with the first book and I was so happy when I found out there was a sequel to it! Here it is:

Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #2)

OMG! OMG! Just look at the cover..."fangirling and squealing continues"....Need I say more why I'm highly anticipating it?

Saturday, October 6, 2012


Defiance (Defiance, #1)
Author:C.J. Redwine
Page number:403
Publisher:Balzer and Bray

Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city's brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector, her father's apprentice, Logan--the same boy Rachel declared her love for two years ago, and the same one who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but a fierce belief in her father's survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself. But treason against the Commander carries a heavy price, and what awaits her in the Wasteland could destroy her.

At nineteen, Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city's top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor's impulsive daughter. Logan is determined to protect her, but when his escape plan goes wrong and Rachel pays the price, he realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared.

As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can't be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making.

I really did enjoy this book but I have a few fights to pick with it.
The beginning was exciting and it got my attention right away. I devoured the first 100 pages in a day( it was a school day also just to prove my point). Well, it seemed to kind of go down from there. Now, I'm not saying I hated it or even disliked it, all I'm saying it just wasn't really a very memorable read for me. It just caught my attention less and less as I read more. There was a lot of action going on, so to me that was a plus. But, it was just too slow for me.
I thought it was cool how she could fight and handle herself( I always love strong female characters!). She did make mistakes a lot but I think she was just trying to do the right thing and ended up doing the wrong one. But, nonetheless I thought she was caring, confident( probably a little bit too much confident if you ask me), and a kick-ass fighter.
The romance is probably one of the best factors in this book. I thought it was a perfect pace. I don't think they rushed in stupidly even though she did confess her love for him before but she didn't know any better.
Logan was very caring and I just loved him as a character! He defended her all the time, and since she rushed into fighting without thinking alot of the time, he had to end up saving her butt a lot of the time. I loved how he was smart and hot all at the same time! :D But, really I couldn't ask for a better  character in his place.
The thing what I found so bothering, is the number of deaths in the book. I, myself, do not mind a couple deaths in a book, but this book had so much deaths in it! I will not say anything else since I probably just spoiled something already, by just mentioning that characters die. My fingers are sealed from typing any more!
One thing that I loved was how the book switched views between Rachel and Logan. It made me look at both of their perspectives and undertstand their actions and feelings. It was a nice break from just one narrarator.
If you enjoy books with action and romance I'm pretty sure you would enjoy this book. But, for me I think it needed a better pacing, fewer deaths, and a more original plot.

My rating:3/5

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Random Reads(#1)

Random Number-#60

So, the book I'm going to tackle this month is Uglies( I'm positive that about 95% of the people reading this, knows what this book is, since it is quite popular and is a bit old.)

Uglies (Uglies, #1)

Description( from Goodreads):
Tally Youngblood is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait for the operation that turns everyone from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to party. But new friend Shay would rather hoverboard to "the Smoke" and be free. Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world and it isn't very pretty. The "Special Circumstances" authority Dr Cable offers Tally the worst choice she can imagine: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. The choice Tally makes changes her world forever.

I'm actually quite excited to read this and it has been on my TBR list for a while now!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday(#1): The Nightmare Affair

"Waiting On" Wednesday:  The Nightmare Affair

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a meme created by Jill at Breaking the Spine that features books yet to be released that we're really looking forward to. This week my book is "The Nightmare Affair."
The Nightmare AffairTitle:The Nightmare Affair
Author:Mindee Arnett
Publisher:Tor Teen
From Goodreads:
16-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she’s a criminal. No, she’s a Nightmare. Literally. Dusty is a magical being who feeds on human dreams.

Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, and living in the shadow of her mother’s infamy is hard enough. But when Dusty sneaks into Eli Booker’s house, things get a whole lot more complicated. He’s hot, which means sitting on his chest and invading his dreams couldn’t get much more embarrassing. But it does. Eli is dreaming of a murder. The setting is Arkwell.

And then it comes true.

Now the Dusty has to follow the clues—both within Eli’s dreams and out of them—to stop the killer before more people turn up dead. And before the killer learns what she’s up to and marks her as the next target.
My thoughts: OMG! This sounds A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! A perfect mixture of paranormal and mystery...who wouldn't love it? I thought it sounded so original and mysterious. I mean, have you ever of a girl living off of nightmares! So, I am so excited for this to be released.(which it doesn't for another 6 months, I think?)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite "Older" Books

"Top Ten Tuesday" is a meme created by Jaime at The Broke and the Bookish that features our top ten list of books in any given category
This is my first meme ever! I'm excited 'cause I've always wanted to participate in one of these things. 
My top Favorite older books would be:

1.Unbecoming of Mara Dyer-This book was just SO good. I loved the plot, the characters, and the ending. For me, it was just a perfect book.
2.Daughter of Smoke and Bone-I loved this book! I thought she did a WAY different idea with angels than any other angel books I have read. If you have not read this, then you need to NOW!
3. Firelight-I just found the idea of this novel so interesting. I have actually not read very many books with humans that can transfrom into dragons. SO, I thought it was very original and just a good fantasy read.
4.Blood Red Road-This was a very descriptive, complex read. And that is the reason why I loved it so much( but I also loved Jack's humor).
5.Ella Enchanted-This is actually a very old fav. book of mine. If I would have started reading this novel this year, I would have not liked it very much, due to the fact of the simpleness of the novel( I now am more drawn to long, complex reads). But, the reason why I love it is because it made me the avid reader I am today. But, if you enjoy fairy-tale-like novels, this is the one for you.
6.Delirium-I kinda am obsessed with dystopian books and this book was beyond what I could hope in one. I just loved the plot, characters, and the idea of the book!( I cried also)
And there you have it! I loved all six of these books and they will always have a place in my heart.