Friday, November 23, 2012

Bloggie Vacation

Sorry guys... but I thought I should let yall know that Im taking a little mini vacation from the blog (its actually already started!
I just dont have much time right now to read or even write. And definitely hardly any time to blog! :(

Hopefully Ill come back on Monday! :)



Monday, November 19, 2012

What I did this weekend...

So, this will be a post completely unrelated to books (Crazy, I know… but I guess there’s gotta be a first for everything!)
So… this weekend I started Christmas shopping and decorating! My sister wanted to tell me im ridiculous for being one of those people… those crazy people that decorate for Christmas before we have even gotten to Thanksgiving… but oh well. I AM one of those people.
AND- you know what I did?
(other than spending too much money on presents and buying a tree and decorating it with my family…)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Cover Look-a-Like #4

I read Hush Money a while ago and LOVED it!! So when I saw Ill Tell You Mine, it immediatly reminded me of it.

I'll Tell You Mine by Pip HarryHush Money (Talent Chronicles, #1)

This is the one I noticed a LONG time ago, and could never find it. I knew it was just like Smokeless Fire by the amazing Samantha Young, but it took me until today to find this one again.


And this was just one I saw on Goodreads...

True Vision (True Trilogy #1)Kiss Crush Collide

Friday, November 16, 2012

a HUGE Giveaway

So... Im not hosting the Giveaway, but Beth Revis is, over on her BLOG.

Share the Love of YA-
I love YA because it I love how everything always turns out for the best. The good guy always wins. And it makes life more fun, to imagine these heroines or heros doing amazing things (often saving the world, or falling madly in love) when they are so young.
I think YA  novels give me hope! :)


Share the Love of YA

Feature Follow


The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I will follow back, just leave your link in the comment box! Have an awesometastic weekend! Make sure to check out my giveaway page for lots of awesome giveaways!


Q: Books are turned into movies all the time! Turn it around. What movie would make a great book?

A. Believe it or not, I have NEVER thought about this before!
So... at first I thought Avatar, only because it was such an awesome movie. BUT- it was so visual, that on the one hand, it might have made an awesome book, but so much of it wouldhave been visual, that its really best as a movie.

So, I actually
 decided on Cast Away with Tom Hanks, because that was such a great movie, and it would make a killer book!



 

Let me know if you are a new follower, so I can follow you back :)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Review: Spellbound (HexHall #3) by Rachel Hawkins


Spell Bound (Hex Hall, #3)

Title: Spellbound
(Hex Hall #3)
Author: Rachel Hawkins

Summary:
Hailed as “impossible to put down,” the Hex Hall series has both critics and teens cheering. With a winning combination of romance, action, magic and humor, this third volume will leave readers enchanted.

Just as Sophie Mercer has come to accept her extraordinary magical powers as a demon, the Prodigium Council strips them away. Now Sophie is defenseless, alone, and at the mercy of her sworn enemies—the Brannicks, a family of warrior women who hunt down the Prodigium. Or at least that’s what Sophie thinks, until she makes a surprising discovery. The Brannicks know an epic war is coming, and they believe Sophie is the only one powerful enough to stop the world from ending. But without her magic, Sophie isn’t as confident.

Sophie’s bound for one hell of a ride—can she get her powers back before it’s too late
?

Review:
I am officially glad I read this series. From the first to the last, it got exceedingly better.
In this book, you follow Sophie and the gang (Jenna, Archer, Cal) as they find out even MORE stuff they didn’t already know. They are now working with the Branniks, who really aren’t as evil as they were led to believe. (Though I don’t really agree with how they raise their children)
The whole mission in this one is to stop the evil Casnoffs. But now that Sophie’s magic is sealed, and her dad’s power was stripped in the removal, they don’t have much to work with.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Review: Demonglass (Hex Hall #2) by Rachel Hawkins


Demonglass (Hex Hall, #2)

Title: Demonglass
(Hex Hall #2)
Author: Rachel Hawkins

Summary:
Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch, which was why she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (aka witches, shapeshifters, and fairies). But that was before she discovered she's a demon, and her hot crush, Archer Cross, is an agent for The Eye, a group bent on wiping her kind off the face of the earth. What’s worse, Sophie has powers that threaten the lives of everyone she loves. Which is why she decides to go to London for the Removal, a risky procedure that will either destroy her powers forever—or kill her. But once Sophie arrives, she makes a shocking discovery: someone is raising new demons in secret and planning to use their powers to destroy the world. Meanwhile, The Eye is set on hunting Sophie down, and they’re using Acher to do it. But it’s not like she has feelings for him anymore. Does she?
Review:
So, this book was exceptionally better than the first. There was more action, and I felt infinitely closer to the characters.
The story starts right where the first book stopped. Sophie is still at Hex Hall and very for getting the removal process (where she is stripped of her powers and possibly killed at the same time) –but soon is convinced to spend the weekend with her father for the summer to reconsider her decision.
She, Jenna (her vampire BFF) and Cal (the cute groundskeeper/betrothed/super healer warlock) all go to spend the summer at the Council Headquarters. I gotta say, I really love Jenna and everything about her. She is always bringing in the right emotions to the story- the added humr, or the heartfelt bestfriend that stands by your side no matter what. If she isnt in the last book, ill be bummed!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Review: Hex Hall #1


Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1)

Title: Hex Hall
Author: Rachel Hawkins

Summary:
Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father--an elusive European warlock--only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.
By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire student on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.
As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her

Review:
So, when I was walking through the library the other day, I saw the third book in this series, and thought, I should probably read them already (since I have a friend who has told me I should for so long). Went back and got all three books.
I wasn’t too sure what to expect, other than it was about a girl who went to school with faeries, witches and shifters… but it was pretty good.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Review: Onyx by Jennifer L Armentrout


;Onyx (Lux, #2)

Title: Onyx (Lux #2)
Author: Jennifer L Armentrout


Summary:
Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…

Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems.

Something worse than the Arum has come to town…

The Department of Defense are here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we're linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there's this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that's possible. Against all common sense, I'm falling for Daemon. Hard.

But then everything changes…

I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies…

Review:
OMG! So… I know im WAY behind just now reading this, but I had to hold off on book buying for a while.
Anyways, I think im a little speechless. I finished this on Friday, but I had to wait until today (Monday) to write the review because I just didn’t know how to put my thoughts into words.
I’ll just start at the beginning.
Onyx starts right where Obsidian stops. Everyone we loved in the first is back for more. Katy and Daemon still bicker nonstop (in both a god and bad way). Dee is still there, in all her glory, along with Adam and their more serious relationship.
The basic story lines here are:

Review- Obsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout


Obsidian (Lux, #1)
Title: Obsidian
(Lux #1)

Author: Jennifer L Armentrout

Summary:

Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring.... until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something...unexpected happens. 

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon's touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades. 

If I don't kill him first, that is.

Review:
So, I actually read this book for the first time a long while ago after reading the prequel short story, Shadows. I just never actually wrote a review for it… maybe because I wasn’t exactly sure what to say.

I never thought I would like a book about aliens. I mean… aliens! C’mon!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Giveaway Winner!!

I would like to congratulate the winner of my Fall in Love Blog Hop Giveaway!!



Congrats Kah!!

Everyone can go say Hi to her at her blog, Not Just Nonsense!!


She will have 24 hours to respond to me either through this post or via the email I sent her. 

Friday, November 9, 2012

My First GUEST POST

HEY EVERYONE
Im having a GUEST POST (my first on someone else's blog) over on Misha Gerickes blog

Make sure to go check out her blog and read my post!!
the theme is Keeping Track, so you can figure out what I love keeping track of!

Also, this is the last day to enter my giveaway!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Review: Death (Deck of Lies #3)


Death (Deck of Lies, #3)

Title: Death (Deck of Lies #3)
Author: Jade Varden

Summary:
All In

I never wanted to get in this deep, but I did go looking for the truth before I was prepared to handle it. But how do you close the lid on Pandora's box? You can't unlearn something, or forget a dark secret once it's been revealed.

I have no choice but to do my part to bury the truth again -- this time, someplace no one will ever be able to find it. But that's the problem with lies. Once you start pulling threads, everything unravels.

No one is who they seem to be...not even me.

Review:
Wow! So, I know its hard to believe, especially considering all the lies uncovered and truths revealed in the first two books, but there was even more in this one. And I was SO right to hold onto my love for River!!
Thankfully, there was a lot more of him in this one!  YAY!
Anyways, Rain (aka Chloe, aka Glory) is now getting ready to face change, severe change. She is trying to find a way to get River out of jail and prove his innocence. Well… he does get it, but then she goes in.
In a way, I really don’t like that. I don’t like that she spend sooo much time trying to find the truth, but to no end. I mean. I like happy endings, and so far, she has consistently gotten the short end of the stick, time and again. And I feel soo bad for her. But I still like her so much, because she is stronger for it. She fights for it, and for what she believes in.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Review: The Tower by Jade Varden


The Tower (Deck of Lies, #2)

Title: Tower (Deck of lies #2)
Author: Jade Varden
Summary:
Death brings some families closer, but it’s ripped mine apart. I wanted to convince the police that they had the wrong suspect...but I never expected them to start suspecting me. Now, I have no choice but to keep searching for the truth, even if all my relationships fall to pieces around me.
Someone is trying to make me look guilty. I never thought my mission to prove my own innocence would lead me to more family secrets. I thought I had already discovered the truth about myself. But every answer raises more questions, and everything I think I know is about to change...again.
I have to find the truth, no matter how much it hurts -- before I get charged with murder.
Review:
So, after reading Justice (Deck of Lies #1) I immediately bought and started reading Tower. And boy, I still couldn’t put it down. It seems like on every page you are learning something new, more truths revealed.
The story starts right where the first one stopped. Rain (or Chloe, or Glory) is still at the center of several lies, that involves not only her family, but other prominent families as well.
You follow her on her journey to discovering exactly who she is and where she is from, all while she tries to prove that River (and now herself as well) are not guilty. In her search for the killer and the truth, she finds out so much more than she bargained for.  However, she may not like what she finds.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Review: Justice by Jade Varden


Justice (Deck of Lies, #1)

Title: Justice (Deck of Lies #1)
Author: Jade Varden

Summary:
A House of Cards...

When you build an entire life on a foundation of lies, it only takes one truth for the whole thing to come crashing down. I never invited the truth in. I never went searching for it. I never had any reason to suspect that the two people I loved most were dishonest with me every second of every day.

I made one bad decision, and in a single day my entire world changed. If I'm ever going to discover the truth about myself and my parents, I have to trace all the lies back to their source. I have to try to find the truth that they're hiding.

The more I discover about myself, and my past, the more I realize that lies really are better than the truth. But now that I know the lies are all around me, I can't stop until I've discovered them all. I'll pull each lie away, one by one, and examine it to see what's underneath...until this house of cards crumbles into dust at my feet.

I just hope I can survive the crash.

Review:
Wow… Have you ever had one of those moments, when you know someone that makes something (either an artist who paints, an author who writes, a person who sings, etc) and bec you know that person, you are afraid to see, read or hear their work because what if it sucks?
You don’t wanna tell that person they suck. And you don’t want to be let down when you expected something better.
Well, that was my problem with reading Jade Varden’s books. See, I have been following her blog pretty avidly as I am planning on self publishing soon and she has AMAZING writing and publishing tips constantly. And I was afraid that when I read her books, I would be let down.
BUT man I was wrong. I can’t believe I have waited this long to read them.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Review: The Bar Code Prophecy




Title: The Bar Code Prophesy
Author: Suzanne Weyn

Summary:
The third book in the Bar Code series, in which one girl struggles to escape the conformity of a dystopian world.
Just as in the original Bar Code Tattoo, the year is 2025 and the mysterious, ubiquitous, and seemingly omnipotent multi-national corporation, Global 1, is in power through their agent President Loudon Waters. But now this ominous situation is experienced through the eyes of sixteen-year-old Grace Morrow.
When Grace finds out that she's adopted, her biological father, who's the head of the Global 1 nano-bot injection project, urges her against getting the bar code tattoo when she turns seventeen. Stunned by the revelations, she goes home to find her adoptive family vanished, and she's determined to find them, turning to the anti-bar-code group Decode. As they uncover more information about tracking, Grace must hide deep underground and under cover, trying to discover information that will allow Decode to figure out what Global 1 is up to, and trying desperately to shut the organization down for good

Review:
I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I have to say, I was very pleasantly surprised by this book. Its pretty short, only about 200 pages, but a very exciting read. The story is of a 17 year old girl, who lives about 20 or so years in the future, where a huge company has designed bar codes for every person to have. The barcodes have all your personal information, your genes, your intelligence level, etc. But also, they inset little nanobots to track your whereabouts and even kill you if they want.
Anyways, there is this prophesy that something crazy bad will happen to the earth due to what we humans have done to the earth. I really liked the way the author incorporated current events (the BP oil spill in 2010, and the current hysteria about the Mayan calendar saying the world will end in 2012…)

So you follow this 17 year old girl, Grace, as she tries to save her family and basically save the world.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012

Feature Follow


The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!

Q: What is a deal breaker for you in a book? For example, do you abhor love triangles? Or can’t deal with bad editing?

A. I dont like poorly edited books, but if its only a few mistakes, thats ok. What I really cant stand is when there is a grammatcial error, or misspelled word on EVERY freakin page. When its so obvious, it makes you wonder what the heck the author was thinking even publishing it. (i suppose this is more with self-published books)

Also, I am SOOO tired of love triangles.


Anyways, let me know if you are a new follower, so I can come follow back

AND dont forget to enter my GIVEAWAY

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Fall in LOVE Giveaway Blog Hop





Falling in Love with Books Hop!

 Since Fall is here and 2013 is just around the corner, I figured we'd talk about new books or authors we have fallen in love with this year. Is it that new phenomenal indie author or new series that has blown you away. Who have you been gushing about all this year? Is there a new genre you found and  now love. Tell your readers more about it.


Well, since this is my first year blogging, it is also a year that I have fallen in love with a MILLION books!

Some of my favorite new authors are:
Jennifer L. Armentrout
Gretchen McNiel
Julie Kagawa
Rae Carson
Brodi Asthon
Amanda Hocking
Suzanne Collins
and
Lauren Oliver

Onyx (Lux, #2)            
    Everneath (Everneath, #1)    Switched (Trylle Trilogy, #1)
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)    Delirium (Delirium, #1)

My Prize is  ANY book  from The Book Depository
(can be one of the ones listed above, or any other book under $10 USD)
Just enter the Rafflecopter below.

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