Monday, October 31, 2011

Book(s) I am most thankful for - Georgia nicolson series

Hey guys, long time, no posting, sorry about that. Life has been So crazy, lots of death and sickness in the family. I will soon be blogging regularly again and am pretty excited about that! The blog is also getting a new name. Watch out for a giveaway too!

So Beth Revis posted this contest on her blog and you make a post telling which book you are most thankful for. This was hard, but I will always love this book, it helps me when I am down and makes me laugh, it is the best! So my book is actually a series of books.

The Georgia Nicolson books!
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #1)

This is the first, I love Georgia, she is insane and I can't get enough of her.

Bye for now!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Review: Withering Tights

Withering Tights
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published: June 2011 
Publisher: HarperTeen
ISBN: 0061799319
Description from goodreads:
 
Wow. This is it. This is me growing up. On my own, going to Performing Arts College. This is good-bye, Tallulah, you long, gangly thing, and hellooooo, Lullah, star of stage.

Tallulah Casey is ready to find her inner artist. And some new mates. And maybe a boy or two or three.

The ticket to achieving these lofty goals? Enrolling in a summer performing arts program, of course. She's bound for the wilds of Yorkshire Dales—eerily similar to the windswept moors of Wuthering Heights. Tallulah expects new friends, less parental interference, and lots of drama. Acting? Tights? Moors? Check, check, check.

What she doesn't expect is feeling like a tiny bat's barging around in her mouth when she has her first snog.

Bestselling author Louise Rennison returns with her trademark wit, a hilarious new cast, and a brand-new cheeky heroine who is poised to discover plenty of opportunities for (mis)adventure!
 
REVIEW:
 
Tallulah is not as crazy as Georgia (One of my favorite characters ever), I think as I get to read about her more I will see the more crazy side.
 
I was not disappointed in this book. It had the perfect combination of laughs, boys, and good friends. I always enjoy trying to figure out how to pronounce the weird words and find the meanings, it is hilarious!
 
I can't wait to see what adventures Tallulah and her friends will experience next! 4/5

Friday, July 22, 2011

Review: Whip it

Whip It
Paperback
Published: June 23rd 2009  (first published September 4th 2007)
Publisher: Square Fish
ISBN: 0312535996
Original Title: Derby Girl
Description from goodreads:
Skirts, Skates, & Scrapes
All the old school skills with a new punk rock attitude
Come see The Lone Star Derby Girls
Austin's All-Girl Roller Derby League
The Holy Rollers vs. The Fight Crew
Halftime Concert by the Chimney Sweeps
This ain't no cheerleading clinic, y'all
Meet Bliss Cavendar, an indie-rock-loving misfit stuck in the tiny town of Bodeen, Texas. Her pageant-addicted mother expects her to compete for the coveted Miss Bluebonnet crown, but Bliss would rather feast on roaches than be subjected to such rhinestone tyranny.
Bliss's escape? Roller Derby.
When she discovers a league in nearby Austin, Bliss embarks on an epic journey full of hilarious tattooed girls, delicious boys in bands, and a few not-so-awesome realities even the most hard-core derby chick has to learn.

REVIEW:
I was really wanting to read this book after I saw the movie. I love Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page, so it was awesome.

Bliss is not the pageant girl that her mother wants her to be, she is an outcast, and likes being different (WHICH IS AWESOME).

I have never seen roller derby match, or whatever, but it looks and sounds pretty bad-ass, and the nick names the girls get are hilarious. This was a really entertaining read.4/5

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Ghosts of Coronado Bay by JG Faherty

Ghosts of Coronado Bay (A Maya Blair Mystery #1)
Paperback, 160 pages
Published: June 2011
Publisher: JournalStone
Description from goodresds:
By all accounts, 16-year-old Maya Blair is a typical teen-age high school student. She hangs out with her best friend Lucy, has a turbulent relationship with her ex-boyfriend Stuart, and works at her family's diner - the main restaurant on the island of Coronado Bay.
But Maya has an extraordinary secret - she can see, hear, and talk to ghosts. And when spirits are near her they revert back to solid form. She is what her deceased grandmother Elsa calls a Seer. For years, Elsa was the only ghost Maya knew. But that changes when the century-old wreckage of the Black Lady, a ship that capsized in Coronado Bay's waters, is raised from the ocean floor and placed on display in the local museum. During a school tour of the Black Lady exhibit, Maya meets Blake Hennessy, a young, fair-skinned boy to whom she is instantly attracted. Shortly thereafter, a sensual, gothic young man named Gavin Hamlin crosses her path, and she is equally smitten. Her feelings bloom before she realizes they are both ghosts - Blake, the kind-hearted spirit who cares for Maya's well being, and Gavin, the dark wizard who thirsts to finish the evil task he longed to complete 100 years before.
To accomplish his nefarious plan, Gavin has to be human again. And for that, he needs the blood of a virgin witch. In his mind, Maya is the perfect candidate. Now it's up to Maya, Lucy, and Blake to save Coronado Bay and the world from destruction. But time is running out, people are dying, and Gavin's powers are growing.
Things were so much simpler when all she had to worry about was a date for the dance.

REVIEW:

No sure what I want to say about this book.

This was a short and easy read. I felt like I should yell at Maya half the time. She lets her ex abuse her and I ask myself, why? she also starts seeing two ghosts and clearly one is bad news, but continues to see him and then push the good one away. But in the end Maya figured it all out. An ok read. 3/5



(I recieved this book from Library Thing Early Reviewers Program, that doesn't affect my review)

Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison

Here Lies Bridget
Paperback, 219 pages
Published: January  2011
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 0373210280
Description from goodreads:
Bridget Duke is the uncontested ruler of her school. The meanest girl with the biggest secret insecurities. And when new girl Anna Judge arrives, things start to fall apart for Bridget: friends don't worship as attentively, teachers don't fall for her wide-eyed "who me?" look, expulsion looms ahead and the one boy she's always loved—Liam Ward—can barely even look at her anymore. When a desperate Bridget drives too fast and crashes her car, she ends up in limbo, facing everyone she's wronged and walking a few uncomfortable miles in their shoes. Now she has only one chance to make a last impression. Though she might end up dead, she has one last shot at redemption and the chance to right the wrongs she's inflicted on the people who mean the most to her.
And Bridget's about to learn that, sometimes, saying you're sorry just isn't enough….

REVIEW:

I am not a fan of bitchy-ness, I will avoid it all costs. So when I encounter such a horrible person in a book, I usually don't like them. She was horrible in the beginning, but in the end ended up better, which I thought would happen.

I have never heard of this concept of practically dying then getting a second chance to apologize, so that was new. But predictable in the end.

Overall an easy and a good read. 3/5

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Review: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
Hardcover
Published: August 2010
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Description from goodreads:
Young Katniss Everdeen has survived the dreaded Hunger Games not once, but twice, but even now she can find no relief. In fact, the dangers seem to be escalating: President Snow has declared an all-out war on Katniss, her family, her friends, and all the oppressed people of District 12. The thrill-packed final installment of Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy will keep young hearts pounding.
 
REVIEW:
 
Katniss is set on bringing down The Capital and knows she must kill Snow.
 
The whole book was working to save lives and bring down The Capital, the parts where they were just sitting in 13 were not the best parts, but the fighting made up for it. The book shocked me and I didn't know who she was going to choose until the very last pages. Mockingjay was a good resolution to the amazing series. 5/5

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Once Upon a read-a-thon Wrap Up


I FAILED!

I planned on reading 4 books, and didn't even finish one. I had drivers ed everyday this week and I had doctors appointments, family, it was super busy! I am completely disappointed and next read-a-thon I will clear my schedule and read! I hope to do better next time.


I read 150 Pages of Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

I participated in the mini challenges:

 mini challenge @ Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing
 mini challenge @ YA Bliss
 mini challenge @ Wicked Awesome Books
 mini challenge @ The Bookish Type
mini challenge @ iB Book Blogging
mini challenge @ The Musings of Almybner

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Once Upon a read-a-thon update #3

I didn't read at all today! I know, epic fail! I had drivers training, doctors appointments, and family stuff! I should have planned my reading strategy better!

I am still on page 150 of Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, I have not had time to read.


Once Upon a Read-a-Thon

I did horrible on this challenge, I am ashamed!

Once Upon a Read-a-thon mini challenge @ Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing

Once Upon a Read-a-Thon



The challenge was to recommend two books, one being a book of my choice and the other being my favorite Read-a-thon read!


First is Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louse Rennison. This is my any book of my choice pick.
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Geor..., Louise Rennison, Mass Market Paperback

This is one of my favorite books of all time. With hot guys, british accents, tons of unforgettable events, and crazy Georgia Nicolson, this is clearly the funniest book ever... in my opinion. If I am sad, I can read this and start laughing and just feel better. I cannot tell you how much the characters from the series mean to me, I care for them. This is definately one of my favorite series of all time!


My favorite read- a- thon pick is Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins, Hardcover

The thrilling and amazing ending to The Hunger Games was both excting and very sad, saying goodbye to the characters I have grown to love. The Hunger Games trilogy is one of the most origianl things I have ever read, imagining the things that seem so impossible, and the death. Amazing Read!

Once Upon a read-a-thon mini challenge @ Wicked Awesome Books

Once Upon a Read-a-Thon

The challenge is to play matchmaker and pick to people from different book series and match them up with eachother.

I had to scan my bookshelf, but I know who I want to match!

So I chose Dimitri from Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead + Alex from Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Both are strong people and fight for what they want and would be great together!

Go check it out Wicked Awesome Books Here

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Once upon a read-a-thon mini challenge @ The Bookish Type

Once Upon a Read-a-Thon

The challenge was to kae a book cover and write a fake synopsis!

I am taking the cover to The Duff by Kody Keplinger

The DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)

My synopsis:

Hannah was always quiet, and when she gets the chance to be something more, she takes it. She becomes the queen of "Fat Camp", which she is actully liking. She is also sneaking gum and other types of candy into the camp, which is against her diet and everyone elses. She is also crushing on the cute boys on the other side of the lake. Hannah is now convinced it is going to be a great summer!

Once Upon a read-a-thon mini challenge @ YA Bliss

Once Upon a Read-a-Thon

The challenge is to pick my top3 love triangles!

heres mine:

1. Katniss, Gale, and Peeta from The Hunger Games trilogy
2. Simon, Jace and Clary
3. Shay, Ren and Clla from Nightshade


Go HERE

Once Upon a Read-a-thon update # 2

Once Upon a Read-a-Thon

UPDATE!

I have not read much, I had drivers ed and my cousins were here, so I read for 15 minutes and am on page 150 oh Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Monday, July 11, 2011

Once Upon a Read-a-thon update # 1

Once Upon a Read-a-Thon

I had drivers ed today and didn't get much reading done so far.

I started Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, I am on page 130. I read for almost an hour and a half. I am going to go read again!

Once Upon a Read-a-Thon Mini Challenge @ iB Book Blogging

Once Upon a Read-a-Thon
Mini Challenge Question 1::What is your favorite type of myth (Greek, Roman, Egyptian etc)?
Answer:Greek Myth

Mini Challenge Question 2:What is your favorite book with some type of mythology in it?
Answer:I have never actully read a book to do with Greek myths, I am getting one soon though!
Go check out her blog, I just found it and it's awesome!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Once Upon a Read-a-Thon


Hey everyone, my TBR pile is huge, I thought this would be a good way to get some books read!


Here are the books I plan to read:
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
OyMG by Amy Fellner Dominy
Whip it by Shauna Cross
The Duff by Kody Keplinger


Are you participating?

Review: Catching Fire

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Hardcover, 391 pages
Published: September 2009 
Publisher: Scholastic Press  
ISBN: 0439023491
Description from goodreads:
Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark won the annual competition described in Hunger Games, but the aftermath leaves these victors with no sense of triumph. Instead, they have become the poster boys for a rebellion that they never planned to lead. That new, unwanted status puts them in the bull's-eye for merciless revenge by The Capitol.
 
REVIEW:
 
What can I say about this book? That it was amazing? It is different than anything I have ever read? I could say all these things and they would be true, but they have already been said many times.
 
I am shocked at what happens, how the people are treated. It is strange and scary, peoples lives being treated like nothing, meaning nothing, its entertainment, watching people die. That's horrible.
 
I am TEAM PEETA, all the way.
 
AMAZING READ! 5/5

Review: Twenty By Summer by Sarah Ockler

Twenty Boy Summer
ISBN: 0316051594
Published: June 2009 
Publisher: Little Brown
Description from goodreads:
 
"Don't worry, Anna. I'll tell her, okay? Just let me think about the best way to do it."
"Okay."
"Promise me? Promise you won't say anything?"
"Don't worry." I laughed. "It's our secret, right?"
According to her best friend Frankie, twenty days in ZanzibarBay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meet one boy ever day, there's a pretty good chance Anna will find her first summer romance. Anna lightheartedly agrees to the game, but there's something she hasn't told Frankie—-she's already had that kind of romance, and it was with Frankie's older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death one year ago.
Beautifully written and emotionally honest, this is a debut novel that explores what it truly means to love someone and what it means to grieve, and ultimately, how to make the most of every single moment this world has to offer.

REVIEW:

I was excited to read this becasue I wanted a cute summer read and this really delivered. At first it was so sad and then Anna starts liking this guy and it was cute.

I cried a LOT while reading this, I don't do well with people being sad, it ruins it for me almost.

I didn't enjoy this book as much as I would have if it wasn't so sad, it was like this cloud of sadness over the book the whole time, it was depressing and that's why it gets a 4/5.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Review: Are You Going To Kiss Me Now? by Sloane Tanen

Are You Going to Kiss Me Now?
Publication date: April 2011
Published by Sourcebooks Fire
Paperback
ISBN: 140225461X
Description from goodreads:
High school junior Francesca Manning is an outsider, an aspiring writer and secret devourer of celebrity gossip mags. A fake essay to Seventeen wins her the celeb-schmoozing opportunity of a lifetime, but after the plane crashes, she's stranded on a desert island with five of the most clueless, self-involved headcases to escape Hollywood. Happily skewering their foibles in witty observations on her iPhone proves surprisingly educational for Francesca. The group must work together to survive-if they don't insult each other to death first.
REVIEW:
The books idea really interested me. I thought, this will be a really romantic and sweet read.
The book was a bit of a disappointment. The author portrayed the stereotypical celebrity, and that wasn't something I wanted to read about.
I liked the boy celebs at first, but they were disappointing in the end, and hurt her, and maybe that is real life.
The book did make me laugh and that was a definite plus. The things that happened to them and the confession scene were great. The book was a good read. 3/5

Review: Huge by Sasha Paley

Huge
Publication: May 2007
Publisher: Simon Pulse
ISBN: 1416957952
Description from goodreads:
TWO ROOMMATES.
ONE GOAL.
BIG PROBLEM.


April's been saving all year to afford Wellness Canyon (aka Fat Camp) and she can't wait to start losing weight. Wil's wealthy health-nut parents are forcing her to go to the camp, but Wil is determined to get revenge by gaining weight. They're supposed to work together to meet their weight-loss goals. But Wil's leading April on "hikes" to 7-Eleven, April's relentless pep is driving Wil to hit her secret stash of Godiva, and soon they're both crushing on the same guy. With April as committed to the cause as Wil is determined to undermine the system, this summer's going to be about more than just counting calories....

REVIEW:

I first wanted to read this book because of the ABC Family show that premiered last summer and thought I would give the book a go. The book is almost nothing like the show, so don't read this if that's what you want.

Amber and Will are both pretty selfish in my opinion, they only care about personal gains. So I wasn't sure who I was rooting for. They both had qualities I really hate.

The guy they like is a total doosh, I wanted him to get a stick in the gut or something, I don't know. I was glad he got what was coming.

Overall this was an easy read but the characters were not my favorite. 3/5

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Challenges I am currently participating in!

Hey Guys, I decided to participate in these challenges to have fun and meet some great bloggers and tackle my to be read pile (it is a wild beast)! I hope you can participate too!



Really Excited to start them all, just a tiny bit late, oh well!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Win Books from Victoria Schwab

Vicotria Schwab's Near Witch is out in five weeks, so to celebrate Victoria is hosting a giveaway with some amazing prizes. Enter now the contest is only going from 9AM CST on Monday until 9AM CST on Tuesday. Go now!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Minder (Ganzfield #1)

Minder (Ganzfield, #1)
  • Pub. Date: June 2010
  • Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
  • Age Range: Young Adult
  • Series: Ganzfield #1
  • ISBN: 0984531114
Description from goodreads:
Sixteen-year-old Maddie Dunn is special, but she needs to figure out how to use her new abilities before somebody else gets hurt. Ganzfield is a secret training facility full of people like her, but it's not exactly a nurturing place.

Every social interaction carries the threat of mind-control.

A stray thought can burn a building to the ground.

And people's nightmares don't always stay in their own heads. But it's still better than New Jersey. Especially once she meets the man of her dreams...

REVIEW:

I was immediately immersed in Minder, at the beginning in awe of what was happening and at the end wanting more.

Ganzfield is like any normal school (with the exception of powers), some kids feel like they are better than others, the annoying cliques, and there are really hot guys.

Minder was romantic,thrilling, and scary.... at times. I can't wait to go back to Ganzfield! 5/5

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Divergent Giveaway

Farrah at I Eat Words (love her and Britney), has started her own blog and is giving away a signed copy of Divergent by Veronica Roth. Go enter and support her, she's great!


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Half-Blood (Covenant, #1)

Description from goodreads:
The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi pure-bloods have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures.

Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1:

Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden.

Unfortunately, she's crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn't her biggest problem--staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.


REVIEW:

From page one the book completely grabbed my attention. All the things going on and the suspense of what was to come.

Alexandria is also crushing on pure-blood Aiden and can't have him, that is just tragic. Alexandria is also facing many more obstacles that I could not imagine even thinking about.

This was a whole new concept for me; pures and halfs, and I would hate to be divided like that.

The Daimons also sound very scary and  terrified me on more than one occasion.

I can't wait to get my hands on the next one. AMAZING READ! 5/5

I recieved an ARC of this book from Spencer Hill Press in exchange for my honest review.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

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Special Thanks so Spencer Hill Press and Richard Denney
 
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Saturday, June 11, 2011

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Release Date: March 27, 2007
ISBN: 1416914285
Description: from goodreads

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder - much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing - not even a smear of blood - to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know....

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.


REVIEW:

Setting up a completely different world than our own would be hard, Cassandra Clare does it perfectly. From page one you are sucked into the story and in the end left wanting more. Cassandra Clare's story is suspenseful, filled with hot guys, and an all around amazing and original read. 5/5

Friday, June 10, 2011

Review: Girl Vs. Ghost by Kate MCMurry and Marie August

Girl vs Ghost (Misdirected Magic Trilogy, #1)
Paperback, 242 pages
Published April 10th 2011 by Blazing Star Press
ISBN: 1613400004
series
 
Isabel Lindley was only doing  her friend Tripp a favor when they were doing a spell in her bedroom. She really didn't believe in magic. She certainly was surprised when a teenage boy lands on her floor. Isabel is not happy, Tripp is, even though she can't actually see him, and Isabel is the only one that can. Isabel does not want to take on the responsibility of this boy who doesn't know his name, when or how he died, and why he is tied to Isabel by a psychic chain. The only way  to get rid of him she realizes is to figure out about his life, and then he can move on. She wants him gone.
 
Isabel is the ordinary teenage girl. Wears t-shirts and jeans and doesn't believe in magic. I really liked her and her support for her best friend was how friends should be. Tripp was also a super likable character, she was different and a very entertaining. Marc was a mystery, it would be hard not knowing who you are, finding out you are dead and not knowing how it happened, seriously tough. I enjoyed finding out all the mystery surrounding  Marc and Isabel and Tripp experience it with him. Girl vs. Ghost was funny, and entertaining!  
The art done inside and on the cover of the book were done by one of the authors, Marie August. The pictures were definitely a a great addition to the book!5/5
 
I received the book for review from the authors, this is my honest opinion.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

New Member

Hey guys, my little sister is joining me at I Would Rather Be Reading, she read as much as I do....maybe more, so this will be a good thing that me and her can do together. Please welcome my sister with as much kindness has everyone has shown me, she is doing a post later today, watch out for it!

-Nicole

New Book Giveaway Site

Hey Guys, I have just been informed about his new book giveaway site, go and check it out.

Here


Monday, June 6, 2011

Small Blogs, BIG GIVEAWAYS

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

In My Mailbox (5)

Just a few books I got for my birthday and I got used, it was a good past couple of weeks!
In My Mailbox (IMM) is a weekly feature hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren


Leave the links to yours so I can take a look at what you got.

Friday, May 27, 2011

My Favorite Children's Books

I can remember as a child, I absolutley HATED reading. I would have to read for 30 minutes every night for school and I would just lay there and pretend to read. My mom bought books for me and my siblings, but I was the least excited about reading. I got so bored doing it, I didn't relate well to characters (probobly because I didn't want to). When forced to read I did have some favorites though........

Junie B. Jones and the  Stupid Smelly Bus (Junie B. Jones, #1) What an interesting girl, I think I dressed like her.


Judy Moody  (Judy Moody, #1)She was fun!

Beezus and Ramona (Ramona, #1)Ramona was crazy.........loved it.

Love You Forever I remember my mom reading this to me, it made me feel loved.


The Haunted Mask (Goosebumps, #11) I loved these, they scared me, I loved watching the show too.

Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots (The Adventures Of The Bailey School Kids, #1) I liked all the kids and enjoyed reading these


So these were my favorites, even though I HATED reading, but I now LOVE it, which is kind of the reason for a book blog, lol.

What Were Yours?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

And The Winner Is...........

The contest winner for the ARC of The Lucky Kind was picked at random and has already been Contacted.

The winner was The Book Pages, go check your e-mail. Winner has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be picked.

Thanks to all who entered, and follow my blog, it is so much appreciated.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Across The Universe Discussion Chapters 71-81


So yeah if you want to start from the beginning, I got the end as you can see, go to ChaptersBookClub channel on youtube. Sorry it is very rushed.

Chapters Book Club on youtube


So this is the new book club that is on youtube, we make videos discussing books and their chapters, I am now apart of this, I fill in when needed. So this was my introduction. Read along with us!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Review: Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott (For Elizabeth Scott Week)


So it's Elizabeth Scott week, hosted by the blogs in the button above. I wanted to be involved because I love Elizabth's books.
I fell in love with Elizabeth Scott's books about 2 years ago It started with Bloom, which made my heart race in some parts and it felt so real, I felt genuine compassion for the characters, and when they got their hearts broken, I felt mine did too.
I Recommend All her Books!

I am going to be reviewing Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth, which touched my heart in so many ways.

Living Dead Girl

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Release Date: September 02, 2008
ISBN: 1416960597

Description from goodreads:
Once upon a time, I was a little girl who disappeared. Once upon a time, my name was not Alice. Once upon a time, I didn't know how lucky I was.
When Alice was ten, Ray took her away from her family, her friends her life. She learned to give up all power, to endure all pain. She waited for the nightmare to be over. Now Alice is fifteen and Ray still has her, but he speaks more and more of her death. He does not know it is what she longs for. She does not know he has something more terrifying than death in mind for her. This is Alice's story. It is one you have never heard, and one you will never, ever forget.


REVIEW:
WARNING: you will need tissues

Seriously you will need tissues, I cried so much throughout the entire book, it broke my heart.

To read about a little girl being abused and being ready to die, it was horrible. You feel so many things for the little girl, like sadness and wanting to save her. I felt so much anger for the man keeping her and thought how sick someone has to be to do this to a human being, I hated him. This book will be in your thoughts for years to come. 5/5

Review: Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Deadly Little Secret (Touch, #1)
Publisher: Hyperion Press
Release Date:  December 16, 2008
ISBN: 1423111982

Description from goodreads:
Some secrets shouldn't be kept...
Up until three months ago, everything in sixteen-year-old Camelia's life had been fairly ordinary: decent grades; an okay relationship with her parents; and a pretty cool part-time job at the art studio downtown. But when Ben, the mysterious new guy, starts junior year at her high school, Camelia's life becomes anything but ordinary.
Rumored to be somehow responsible for his ex-girlfriend's accidental death, Ben is immediately ostracized by everyone on campus. Except for Camelia. She's reluctant to believe the rumors, even when her friends try to convince her otherwise. She's inexplicably drawn to Ben...and to his touch. But soon, Camelia is receiving eerie phone calls and strange packages with threatening notes. Ben insists she is in danger, and that he can help--but can he be trusted? She knows he's hiding something... but he's not the only one with a secret.

REVIEW:
I don't know about you guys, but I was hooked on Ben from the first time he came into the story. He was so dreamy, but at times kind of inferiating, I didn't know what he was thinking. Or, why he was acting the way her did? I didn't know what he was hiding.

I also was pretty scared for Camelia, getting wierd packages and phone calls and then the person going into your house, oh my lord, I would be so scared.

The shocking ending was awesome, it was truely terrifying, I was shocked. 4/5

Review: Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey

Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side (Jessica, #1)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade & Reference Publis
Release Date: February 01, 2009
ISBN: 0547259409

Description from goodreads:
The undead can really screw up your senior year ...

Marrying a vampire definitely doesn’t fit into Jessica Packwood’s senior year “get-a-life” plan. But then a bizarre (and incredibly hot) new exchange student named Lucius Vladescu shows up, claiming that Jessica is a Romanian vampire princess by birth—and he’s her long-lost fiancĂ©. Armed with newfound confidence and a copy of Growing Up Undead: A Teen Vampire’s Guide to Dating, Health, and Emotions, Jessica makes a dramatic transition from average American teenager to glam European vampire princess. But when a devious cheerleader sets her sights on Lucius, Jess finds herself fighting to win back her wayward prince, stop a global vampire war—and save Lucius’s soul from eternal destruction.


REVIEW:
So I don't know what to think of this book, I have heard so many good things about this book, but I am not sure how I want to do this.

There were parts about this book that I absolutely hated. I was loving the characters at one point and hating them at others. Lucius was hot at some times, but a total ASS at others.  I questioned why Jessica went back to him....love makes people do strange things I guess. I thought the ending was to abrupt too, she went to him, bit her, the book was done.... now I have to read the sequel.

So after much deliberation and hating of Lucius (at parts), I am going to give the book a 3/5

Review: Clarity by Kim Harrington

Clarity
Publisher: Scholastic, Incorporated
Release Date: March 01, 2011
ISBN: 0545230500

Description from goodreads:
 When you can see things others can't, where do you look for the truth?

This paranormal murder mystery will have teens reading on the edge of their seats.
Clarity "Clare" Fern sees things. Things no one else can see. Things like stolen kisses and long-buried secrets. All she has to do is touch a certain object, and the visions come to her. It's a gift.
And a curse.
When a teenage girl is found murdered, Clare's ex-boyfriend wants her to help solve the case--but Clare is still furious at the cheating jerk. Then Clare's brother--who has supernatural gifts of his own--becomes the prime suspect, and Clare can no longer look away. Teaming up with Gabriel, the smoldering son of the new detective, Clare must venture into the depths of fear, revenge, and lust in order to track the killer. But will her sight fail her just when she needs it most?

REVIEW:
Being able to touch things and see what has touched those things would be kind of annoying. The whole family having having gifts is pretty cool. Thank god my mother can't read my mind, she would not like what she was hearing.

I liked Clare and thought she was a strong girl. She stands up for herself (pours cups of soda on people's heads, Yells, things like that.)

I was also kind of digging Justin (even though he cheated on Clare and I thought he was a killer), but I liked Gabriel even more (I kind of thought he was the killer too). I also thought the killer was her brother or his friend at one point.

The book was a mystery til the end, but the ending was a kind of a diappointment because I don't know if she got together with Gabriel or back together with Justin, it just ended after the exciting scene. 4/5

IS THERE A SEQUAL? IF YOU KNOW PLEASE TELL ME.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

In My Mailbox (4)

I got a lot of exciting things these past two or three weeks. I went to Omaha, Nebraska and went to Half Price Books for the first time, it was awesome. I also got a couple of books for review and won one, it has been pretty good lately. I am finally starting to get back into YouTube now also, which is good. I hope every body has been good and well.



Enter the contest if you can, sorry it's not international, shipping is too expensive for me right now :(

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Lucky Kind Giveaway

That's right, my first giveaway on the blog. I have been meaning to do one, but I just never got around to it sooner. I am giving away an ARC of The Lucky Kind by Alyssa b. Sheinmel. I got this for review a while ago and liked it. So I am passing it on.

The Lucky Kind
Description from goodreads:
High school junior Nick Brandt is intent on getting a girlfriend, and Eden Reiss is the one that he wants. He has exactly four semesters to get the girl, but when the phone rings on an otherwise ordinary Tuesday night, life for Nick and his parents will never be the same. What had been a seemingly idyllic home life has become something else entirely. But with this shake-up comes a newfound confidence for Nick; he's become a bolder version of himself, no longer afraid to question his parents, and no longer afraid to talk to Eden.

My REVIEW

RULES
  • This contest is open to the US, sorry international people, shipping is too expensive.
  • Must be a follower of this blog.
  • Leave a comment with email.
  • Ends May 25th. Will post winner the 26th.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Lucky Kind (ARC) by Alyssa b. Sheinmel

The Lucky Kind
Description from goodreads:
High school junior Nick Brandt is intent on getting a girlfriend, and Eden Reiss is the one that he wants. He has exactly four semesters to get the girl, but when the phone rings on an otherwise ordinary Tuesday night, life for Nick and his parents will never be the same. What had been a seemingly idyllic home life has become something else entirely. But with this shake-up comes a newfound confidence for Nick; he's become a bolder version of himself, no longer afraid to question his parents, and no longer afraid to talk to Eden.
Alyssa B. Sheinmel has written a powerfully gripping story about family secrets, falling in love, and finding luck in unexpected--and sometimes unwelcome—circumstances.

REVIEW:
High school junior Nick Brandt has great parents, good grades, his best friend Stevie and is sure this is the year he will finally talk to Eden Reiss. Nick soon finds out that his parents have been keeping a big secret from him, and he doesn't trust them so much anymore.

I usually don't like reading books from a boys perspectives, but this was pretty good. I like romance told from a boys point of view I have recently discovered. It gives me a sence of what is going on in teenage boys heads, something I still have yet to discover completely. This was a quick and easy read. 3/5

Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan

Boy Meets Boy
Description from goodreads:
This is the story of Paul, a sophomore at a high school like no other: The cheerleaders ride Harleys, the homecoming queen used to be a guy named Daryl (she now prefers Infinite Darlene and is also the star quarterback), and the gay-straight alliance was formed to help the straight kids learn how to dance.

When Paul meets Noah, he thinks he’s found the one his heart is made for. Until he blows it. The school bookie says the odds are 12-to-1 against him getting Noah back, but Paul’s not giving up without playing his love really loud. His best friend Joni might be drifting away, his other best friend Tony might be dealing with ultra-religious parents, and his ex-boyfriend Kyle might not be going away anytime soon, but sometimes everything needs to fall apart before it can really fit together right.

This is a happy-meaningful romantic comedy about finding love, losing love, and doing what it takes to get love back in a crazy-wonderful world.


REVIEW:
As you read in the description this book focuses on Paul and him being openly gay in highschool.

This is not how my school is by a long shot. I come from a place where people aren't open about being gay and have a hard time accepting it. It's not ok here, I hope that changes.

I on the other hand am super open, so I knew this would be a great book for me.

I love how almost everybody is super open. People are who they want to be. I loved this book and all it's fabulous characters. The school sounded so open and friendly, I wish my school was this way. 5/5

Kindred (ARC) Review

Kindred
Description from goodreads:
The first time I meet an angel, it is Raphael and I am eighteen.

Miriam is an unassuming college freshman stuck on campus after her spring break plans fall through. She's not a religious girl--when pressed she admits reluctantly to believing in a higher power. Truth be told, she's about as comfortable speaking about her faith as she is about her love life, which is to say, not at all.

Then the archangel Raphael pays Miriam a visit, and she finds herself on a desperate mission to save two of her contemporaries. To top it all off, her twin brother, Mo, has also had a visitation, but from the opposite end of the good-evil spectrum, which leaves Miriam to wonder--has she been blessed and her brother cursed or vice versa? And what is the real purpose behind her mission.


REVIEW:
Miriam meets Raphael, and archangel and then figures out she must save two people. Her brother Mo has also had a "visit" and his was from the oppsite side - evil. Miriam then embarks on a mission to save the two people.

This book sounded so interesting, but it was dull. I felt like it was going to get really interesting, but it never did. The book was a good idea, but it wasn't exciting, it was Miriam going from day to day and nothing exciting happened. 2/5

Monday, May 2, 2011

Colin Preston Rocked and Rolled
Meet Colin Preston.
19 years old and a student at Elerby University in upstate New York.
He drinks too much.
Lives for the Beatles, John Lennon and classic rock.
Falls for the most beautiful sophomore on campus.
His life is about to change forever.
Funny. Moving. Honest. Raw.
An entertaining coming of age novel about friendship,
music, first love and betrayal.


REVIEW:
Colin Preston is a 19 year old sophmore in college, and he loves the Beatles. Colin's sophmore year is also the year he starts dating the most beautiful girl he has ever seen. The book journeys through Colin's life in college and all it's ups and downs. Colin was an easy character to like and I really enjoyed getting to know him, it was nice to see a BOY falling in love for once.

Colin being in love with the Beatles was cool too, he put music to everything, it was constantly playing and he thought about it constantly.


I loved this book!!!!


Thanks to the author for being so kind and sending it to me. 5/5

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (2)

Waiting on Wednesday
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


So I did a Waiting on Wednesday so long ago and I never did one after so this is my second one.

Abandon (The Abandon Trilogy, #1)
Description from goodreads:


New from #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, a dark, fantastical story about this world . . . and the underworld.
Though she tries returning to the life she knew before the accident, Pierce can't help but feel at once a part of this world, and apart from it. Yet she's never alone . . . because someone is always watching her. Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back.
But now she's moved to a new town. Maybe at her new school, she can start fresh. Maybe she can stop feeling so afraid.
Only she can't. Because even here, he finds her. That's how desperately he wants her back. She knows he's no guardian angel, and his dark world isn't exactly heaven, yet she can't stay away . . . especially since he always appears when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most.
But if she lets herself fall any further, she may just find herself back in the one place she most fears: the Underworld.


I love Meg Cabot, this is a must read for me!!!!!

Wynter Chelsea:The Legacy by Becca Ritchie

Wynter Chelsea: The Legacy
desription from goodreads:
Four hundred years ago a creature descended upon the Earth. The supernatural hunted innocent lives wanting blood and vengeance. Two families, the Wynters and the Chelseas, knew of the darkness that reigned over the world. For thousands of years they hunted and killed to protect those who knew nothing of the dangers.

Amanda Chelsea vies to be a part of the Wynter Chelsea legacy, constantly craving the thrill of a lifetime that her older brother, Jack, and the two Wynter boys experience. At seventeen, Amanda’s passion to fight is overwhelming, and she cannot come to grips with why the boys are protecting her. Abilities are cast upon the new generation of Wynters and Chelseas, only in hopes of guiding them to vanquish the impenetrable creature. Even as Amanda Chelsea receives the power of empathy, feeling other people’s emotions, it brings more harm than a vital potency. Through the turmoil in New Jersey, Dustin Wynter is the only one able to relate to Amanda with a similar gift. As Jack’s rage boils over the edge, Dustin must put the pieces back together and hold the legacy up with a shaking arm and a quirky brother by his side.

When the world couldn’t seem to become anymore dangerous, both parents of each family go missing. Now with no choice but to bring Amanda along, she finally is able to fight without hassle, but is it worth it? Is the disappearance of the ones she loved a price that she has to pay for her dream to join the legacy? Traveling across the United States, the four young adults must confront their hidden emotions and ultimate reason for living.

Wynter Chelsea is a novel about finding truth in oneself and truth in the world amid the darkness that follows. Readers of the young adult genre will connect with Amanda’s coming of age story, where life seems to be at the tip of her fingers but she can’t hold on to it. Wynter Chelsea has a spark of comedy with Trevor Wynter and love with the bubbling young romance of Amanda and Dustin. With a strong sense of love, loss, and sacrifice, Wynter Chelsea connects the sentiment of the reader to the page. When the reader closes the novel, their heart will surely be left within the lines.


REVIEW:

This book follows The Wynters and The Chelseas and how they kill all kinds of creatures. Amanda is the only girl of the four children. The three boys are Jack, Dustin, and Trevor. Amanda is protected and not allowed to fight. When the parents disappear the four of them go on a journey using their powers and their instincts to find them. The trip also uncovers a long hidden affection between Dustin and Amanda. Thet also find the hidden secrets that their parents have kept from them and the reason for their exsistance.

This book was amazing, they all had different talents and skills and it was really fun to read about all the nasty creatures they had to battle. I cannot wait to read the next one!!! 5/5

The Mark by Jen Nadol

The Mark (The Mark, #1)
Description from goodreads:

Cassandra Renfield has always seen the mark—a glow around certain people reminiscent of candlelight. But the one time she mentioned it, it was dismissed as a trick of the light. Until the day she watches a man awash in the mark die. After searching her memories, Cassie realizes she can see a person’s imminent death. Not how or where, only when: today.
Armed with a vague understanding of the light, Cassie begins to explore her “gift,” seeking those marked for death and probing the line between decision and destiny. Though she’s careful to hide her secret—even from her new philosophy-obsessed boyfriend—with each impending death comes the temptation to test fate. But so many questions remain. How does the mark work? Why is she the only one who sees it? And finally, the most important of all: If you know today is someone’s last, should you tell them?

REVIEW:
If I saw this mark and knew what it meant, I don't know if I would try to prevent the people from dying or don't test fate. I think the mark is definately there for a reason and maybe she is supposed to help people, but that is also a huge responsibility. I would feel horrible if I let someone die or if I tried to help someone and they didn't listen and then ended up dying anyway, they would have spent there last moments almost in  frear. The question in my mind is not resolved still, I don't know if she should tell them. This was an interesting read. I would never want this "gift", I would probobly try to stay inside forever and not see people. A good read, but sad too. 4/5