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.


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?

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

Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakely-Cartwright and David Leslie Johnson

Red Riding Hood
Description from goodreads:
The body of a young girl is discovered in a field of wheat. Her flesh mutilated by telltale claw marks. The Wolf has broken the peace.

When Valerie learns that her sister has been killed by the legendary creature, she finds herself at the center of a dark mystery, one that has plagued her village for generations. It is revealed that the werewolf lives among them, and everyone in the village immediately becomes a suspect. Could her secret love Peter be behind the attacks on her town? Is it her betrothed, Henry? Or someone even closer to her?

As the men in the village hunt for the beast, Valerie turns to her grandmother for help. She gives Valerie a handmade red riding cloak, and guides her through the web of lies and deception that has held her town together for so long. Will Valerie discover the werewolf's identity before the town is ripped apart?

This is a dangerous new vision of a classic fairy tale, the happy ending could be hard to find.


I know a lot of people hated this book, but for me it wasn't that bad. What did you think?

Every month the village gives the wolf a sacrafice so it doesn't kill any of the villagers. When Valerie's sister turns up dead and it's evident that the wolf is responsible, they then hire a wolf hunter. He tells the village that the wolf is living amoung them, one of them. Valerie's old friend and new love Peter is also back after ten years. Valerie is also now betrothed to Henry. So she goes behind Henry's back and keeps her love for Peter a secret.

When the wolf contacts Valerie and she can understand it, she is used to lure the wolf, but is the wolf someone closest to her? Will it kill the people who she loves?

This book was pretty good. I read this driving down to Nebraska and it was entertaining enough that I read it most of the drive. There were some things that confused me, like the background information about the wolf, and why Peter disappeared all those years ago. I liked the story overall though. 4/5

In front of God and Everybody: Confessions of April Grace by KD McCrite

In Front of God and Everybody (Confessions of April Grace)

April Grace is 12 years old living in the country in the year 1986. She has a funny sister who is obsessed with looking good all the time and a grandma who just got a new boyfriend. There are also some hippie neighbors who never shower and on top of that snooty new neighbors, who are always insulting the family.A funny read about what it's like to live in the country in 1986 through April's eyes.

This was a good read. All of  the stuff that happens, it was hilarious to see. It kind of reminded me of Trixie Beldon, and what farm life is like but of course Trixie Beldon grew up awhile before April, but the same farm type of life. The moms cooking also reminded me of my mothers, she always makes everything covered in fat. I also thought the new neighbors were about as rude as can be. Overall a good read 3/5

Monday, April 25, 2011

I'm Back

Hey everybody, I just got back from Nebraska. It was an amazing trip, I got to see my amazing little cousins who I completely adore. My cousin Andrew, who is now 2, can now say "i-cole"  (Nicole), I love it. He also now hates being helped into his highchair so tries to do it himself and goes "self". I had anamzing time at the zoo in Omaha, I went on this thing called the Skyfari and almost wet my pants I was so scared, of course my ten year old  cousin Hannah was laughing, she was not scared at all. The gorillas were also not out so it made me a little sad. The bookstores were fun, a lot bigger than mine. I still have not been to a Barnes and Noble, but I went to Half Price Books and got like 8 books  and a journal and bookmark for 40 bucks....not bad. I hope everybody had a wonderful Easter.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I'm going on vacation

Hello lovely 17 followers that I appreciate very much. If you see the title you will know I am going on vacation. I am going to Omaha, Nebraska to visit my little cousins, I am very excited. I will be going to my first Barnes and Noble and my first Half Price Books (We only have Borders where I live). I also traded in the change that I have been saving since August, I got back $62. I was excited, I think I will buy books. So everyone have a lovely Easter, I will post when I get back. BYE.

Monday, April 18, 2011

In My Mailbox (3)

So I got a lot of stuff, and a cool thing is I won almost all of it (usually I am not so lucky, I enter like a million contests and never win). I am so excited!!!!! This was supposed to be posted yesterday by the way.

Got from Bookcloseouts, I didn't pay over 8
bucks for each!!! Bargin.

I was so happy to find these at the used book
store in perfect condition.

Already read this one and liked it a lot. I
reviewed it too.

Won this
Thanks so much Lauren at Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf

Won these also
thanks to Ashley at Books Obsession

Won these too (I know,  this is insane)
Thanks TeenReads

Got these awesome trading cards from E.J. Stevens
There are hot men with their shirts off....Love it!!!
Thanks to the author!!!!

Won this also, this is complete madness!!!
Thanks so much Kim at The Book Butterfly

The author signed it too, BONUS.

I was very lucky these past two weeks for all the books I got, I am truly thankful for books.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sean Griswolds Head Review

Sean Griswold's Head
Description from goodreads:
Payton Gritas likes everything just so-she even color-codes the pages of her school planner. But her perfectly organized life falls apart when she learns that her father has MS-and that her parents have been keeping it a secret. Payton refuses to speak to her parents about the illness and lands herself in the school guidance office where she's encouraged to choose a personal focus exercise to help her deal with her feelings. It's a completely ridiculous exercise, but Payton decides to try it. For her focus object, she chooses Sean Griswold's head. Sean and Payton have been linked since kindergarten (Gritas/Griswold-it's an alphabetical order thing) but she's never really known him. The more Payton focuses on his head, the more Payton becomes intrigued with Sean Griswold. Sean is training for a bike race, shares Payton's Seinfeld obsession, and seems to have a secret or two of his own. As their relationship develops, Payton realizes that it actually helps to focus on something else for awhile-especially something like Sean Griswold. But focusing on Sean won't fix her battered relationship with her father. For that, Payton has to focus on herself.

After Payton finds out her dad has MS and they didn't tell her for 6 months, she quits basketball, and is not talking to her family. Her parents become concerned and send her to the school counselor, who tells her she needs a focus object; Sean Griswold's Head. So she starts noticing Sean more and more and likes what she sees, they take bike rides together and she likes him more.Sean even encourages her to bike for MS. After awhile when things start getting too intense she breaks it off. Payton learns to start focusing on herself than any object.

I would have been mad if my parents never told me my father had MS, but I would have gotten over that quickly and spent more time with him. Payton did the opposite, she ignored him and started wearing his shirt almost like he was dead. She soon learns that he's not and lets him in again. She is also getting to know Sean a lot more and I like him, he's a sweetheart. This was a good story and it focused on a disease that affects a lot of people. 4/5

Jennifer's Body Review

Jennifer's Body
Jennifer's Body based on the screenplay by Diablo Cody

Description from goodreads:
Someone needed to put a stop payment on Jennifer Check.
The sign says Welcome to Devil's Kettle, Pop. 7,036. Come See What's Cookin'! No, seriously . . . that's what it says.
Some people find it hard to believe that a babe like Jennifer Check would associate with a dork like me, Needy Lesnicki. But we had history. We'd been the Wonder Twins since we were preverbal, and sandbox love never dies. Or at least that's what I thought.
But after that night in the woods, Jennifer was different. She looked different. And then the killings began. . . .

A lot of people ask me if I'm sorry I did it. I'm only sorry I didn't do it sooner.


If you have seen the movie Jennifer's Body starring Megan Fox (Jennifer) and Amanda Seyfried (Needy), know that the book has almost exactly the same lines and scenes as the movie, I was hoping it would be a little bit different for an interesting change of events, but no such luck. I have seen the movie at least 20 times (It's my sisters favorite movie, she repeats lines over and over and expects me to fill in the other lines, I actully kind of enjoy it). So I saw the book and immediately ordered it for my sister to read, she read it and gave it back to me. There was nothing different about the book to the movie, I would have almost watched the movie (not usually said, usually the books better), but I guess it was based off the screenplay. 3/5

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Please Stop Laughing at Me book review

Please Stop Laughing at Me... One Woman's Inspirational Story
Description from goodreads:
In her poignant work Please Stop Laughing at Me..., Jodee Blanco tells how school became a frightening and painful place, where threats, humiliation, assault, and cruelty were as much a part of her daily experience as bubble gum and lip-gloss were for others.


This book was almost an eye opening, I know kids are teased, I see it everyday, being in  highschool at least one child at our school kills themselves each year, that is too many. It made me realize how cruel and mean some people really are. I was shocked to read about the authors experiences with bullying and it was inspiring to see her overcome it. I feel like I should go to school tomorrow and stick up for someone, give everybody a copy of this book. I feel like this book can help kids from being harmed.3/5

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Review: Hex Hall

Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1)
Hex Hall by Rachael Hawkins

Description from goodreads:
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.


When Sophie tries to help someone get the guy they want, the spell goes wrong and it goes pretty public. She gets sent to Hex Hall, where her room mate is the only vampire (besides a teacher). Sophie also earns enemys pretty quickly. There is also the incredibly gorgeous Archer, who is taken by the enemy Elodie. She is also being visited by a ghost, who wants to further her powers, but is the ghost someone she can trust?
Girls are also being attacked and everybody thinks it's the vampires. What is really happening.

I wanted to read this book based on the fact that it is at a boarding school. I do not know why they appeal to me, I just love the idea, I have never been.

I knew immediately I hated Elodie and her gang of evil witches, they are mean and terrible. I was also not liking Archer do to the fact that he was Elodie's boy friend, and he says shes not all that bad, yeah right. I do not think anybody has an excuse to treat people like crap.

I did like that it was kind of  a mystery and there were all these changing of events. Everything I thought I knew changed. 4/5

Monday, April 11, 2011

Kody is giving A Touch Mortal away!!!! Go NOW

Well Kody Keplinger author of Duff, is giving away a copy of A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford (I made a banner for my car for when Leah had a contest on her blog, I didn't win...oh well, so now I and everybody else wants a copy) heres where to enter.


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Review: Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Description from goodreads:
Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she'll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers.

But when she violates her masters' laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might lose everything— including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice?

The story starts with Calla saving Shay from a bear and then she goes to school and hes there too, but he isn't supposed to know what she is. Calla is also supposed to "mate" with Ren and there packs will become one. That's her destiny and until Shay showed up, she has always stuck to it. Will she give up what she has always known for what she really wants?

I love this book, I like Calla because she is a strong female character. I didn't like that she would give up love just to please everyone, but it's what she does, follows orders. I thought Ren was super annoying at times and I wanted to hit him, but I almost found myself liking him a little bit, definately not as much as Shay, but a little. I also liked the relationship between her and her pack members, but the whole not having a choice in who you "mate" with is not something I would like. I can't wait for the next book. 5/5

Review: Love Bites (A Vampire Kisses Novel) by Ellen Schreiber

Love Bites (Vampire Kisses, #7)
Description from goodreads:
As a mortal girl dating a vampire, Raven knows that love isn't always easy. Now that Alexander's parents have returned to Romania, Raven and her dreamy vampire boyfriend are happy to resume their cryptic romance.
But soon another visitor comes knocking: Sebastian, Alexander's best friend, arrives for a stay at the mansion. At first Raven is wary, then thrilled—this is the perfect chance to learn more about her darkly handsome boyfriend and his past. Raven has been wondering whether Alexander will ever bite her and make their love immortal, and Sebastian could be her guide to the love habits of Alexander and his kind. But when Sebastian falls for a particular Dullsvillian, will another mortal beat Raven to the bite?
With suspense, danger, and a fabulous vampire party, this seventh book in the bestselling Vampire Kisses series continues the exciting nocturnal romance of Raven and Alexander.



Finally Raven and Alexander are  alone at the mansion. Alexander's parents have left, but they won't be alone for long. Alexander's best friend is in town and he's got his eye on Becky, so Raven and Alexander have a party to get him a girl to help him get Becky off his mind. Unexpected guest turn up as well, like Jasper and Luna.

I like Raven, I think she is an interesting character and sticks up for herself and doesn't let people influence her, which is cool. Alexander is a sweetheart and I like him as well. But with this book I have problems too, I feel like almost nothing got accomplished. It was a short read, but nothing exciting happened, I hope the next book is better. 3/5

Review: Loser/Queen by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Loser/Queen by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Description from goodreads:
Cammy Hall is what anyone would describe as a loser. She lives with her grandparents and has adopted their way of life… right down to the comfortable shoes and early bedtime. And can she help it that she actually likes to knit?
At school, her skills with knitting needles and some yarn go completely unappreciated: people like Bekka Bell reign while Cammy and her best friend, the fearless Danish exchange student Gerdi, watch from the sidelines. Cammy’s used to being an outsider; after years of humiliating moments, her goal is simply to fly under the radar. Then she suddenly starts receiving mysterious text messages that lead her right to all the embarrassing secrets about the most popular kids in school. Cammy never expected to be able to climb up the high school food chain, and the agenda of the texter may be questionable—but how can she possibly give up the chance to be Queen?


Cammy Hall is not popular. She has one friend, knits (I do too, lol), and she doesn't care what she looks like. When she starts receiving texts from a random number telling her what to do, she becomes wildly popular even landing a boyfriend and new friends in the process and leaving behind the old one. When people find out what she has done she loses it all, but her old friend is no longer there for her either.

I was wondering who this secret texter was the whole time, I was quite surprised who it was. I was also not liking Cammy very much, ditching your friends for a cool new status does not sit well with me. Cammy ended up losing it all, like I thought she would. She also didn't get to keep the guy, which surprised me, usually they let her keep the guy. This was an okay book, I preferred the Peaches series by the author. 3/5

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Saturday, April 2, 2011

In My Mailbox (2)

In My Mailbox (IMM)
In My Mailbox (IMM) is a weekly feature hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren 
This is three weeks worth of books I recieved. I meant to do this a lot sooner, but I have been super busy.

I bought:

-Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar
-You Know You Love Me (Gossip Girl #2) by Cecily von Ziegesar
-All I Want is Everything (Gossip Girl #3) by Cecily von Ziegesar
-Because I'm Worth It (Gossip Girl #4) by Cecily von Ziegesar
-Keys To The Repository (Blue Bloods) by Melissa De La Cruz
-Only The Good Spy Young (Gallagher Girls #4) by Ally Carter
-Balefire (Balefire #1-4) by Cate Tiernan
-Wanted ( Pretty Little Liars #7) by Sara Shepard
-White Cat by Holly Black
-Remember Me by Christopher Pike
-Forbidden Game by L.J. Smith
-Still Sucks to be Me (Sucks To Be Me #2) by Kimberly Pauley
-Nightshade by Andrea Cremer


-Anastasia's Secret by Susanne Dunlap

I am back.

So, to all my 15 lovely followers I have been super bad and have not made a post, in like forever (3 weeks), well except for some reviews, but that is not enough, I have been very bad with my book hauls, memes and such. School has been making me such a downer, I feel like doing nothing, reading has been very slow too. I apologize, but starting tomorrow I am posting every day....probobly.