Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: 4/25/2012

This meme tells about those books that we're waiting (sometimes patiently, sometimes not) to get our hands on.

This week I'm waiting on a book that I saw last week when visiting some Waiting on Wednesday posts. I was intrigued by the premise and then when someone said it seems like a "Time Travelers Wife" for young adults, I was sold! This week I'm waiting on "Time Between Us" by Tamara Ireland Stone. 

Time Between Us

Expected Publication: October 9, 2012
by Hyperion Publishing

Anna and Bennett were never supposed to meet: she lives in 1995 Chicago and he lives in 2012 San Francisco. But Bennett’s unique ability to travel through time and space brings him into Anna’s life, and with him, a new world of adventure and possibility. 

As their relationship deepens, they face the reality that time might knock Bennett back where he belongs, even as a devastating crisis throws everything they believe into question. Against a ticking clock, Anna and Bennett are forced to ask themselves how far they can push the bounds of fate—and what consequences they can bear in order to stay together.

Fresh, exciting, and deeply romantic, TIME BETWEEN US is a stunning and spellbinding debut from an extraordinary new talent in YA fiction.
-From Goodreads

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

Paperback, 418 pages
Published May 27, 2010
Published by Definitions
Stand-alone
Source: Library
For fans of: Realistic Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Drama.

She is pretty and talented - sweet sixteen and never been kissed. He is seventeen; gorgeous and on the brink of a bright future. And now they have fallen in love. But... they are brother and sister.

Seventeen-year-old Lochan and sixteen-year-old Maya have always felt more like friends than siblings. Together they have stepped in for their alcoholic, wayward mother to take care of their three younger siblings. As defacto parents to the little ones, Lochan and Maya have had to grow up fast. And the stress of their lives—and the way they understand each other so completely—has also also brought them closer than two siblings would ordinarily be. So close, in fact, that they have fallen in love. Their clandestine romance quickly blooms into deep, desperate love. They know their relationship is wrong and cannot possibly continue. And yet, they cannot stop what feels so incredibly right. As the novel careens toward an explosive and shocking finale, only one thing is certain: a love this devastating has no happy ending. (From Goodreads)

*MY THOUGHTS*
     Wow.... I really don't know where to start with this review. I'm literally sitting here wiping my eyes and trying to put into words the experience I had with this book. I guess I'll start by commenting on the easiest things first and then go to the hardest. So, the easiest thing to talk about is would have to be the writing style Suzuma has. From the very beginning, I was transported into the page. Her descriptiveness made it seem as if I was in the story experiencing the things the characters did. And also, because the chapters were done as both Locahn and Maya, I was able to put myself in the both of their heads and know both their thoughts and secrets. Suzuma took a very big risk in writing about something that's not usually written about or even talked about it and turned it into a masterpiece
     Now, to the love part of the story. Here is a classic tale of forbidden love. The twist this time is the fact that it involves a sister and brother. Yes this is a tale of incest. Even me admitting that I read this, let alone liked it, was hard, but it was worth all the weird looks I got when asked what it was about. But going back to the writing style, the love that Maya and Lochan had was hard for them  NOT to like. Especially with all the things they were enduring. Their family was falling apart, and it wasn't surprising that all they thought they had was each other. 
     And lastly, this may seem weird, but I think the hardest thing that I had to deal with was the fact that they had to grow up so fast. They were running their family and taking care of their mother, as well as the kids. And with children like Kit and the drunken mother, believe me that was no easy feat. Every event built up so many emotions in me and at the end when everything surfaced, I broke down. I cried, and cried, and cried..... And cried some more. Just knowing everything they went through and how it was handled... It really took a lot out of me. I MUST read something light and fluffy now just to calm myself again after this read. 
Overall, I give this


Monday, April 23, 2012

Cover Reveal!

Dun Dun Dun! Now releasing the cover we've all been waiting on... The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin!!!

After the first book in this series came out, one of the first things that people kept saying was 
"The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer" 
has an amazing cover! And amazing it was....


 But now the second book in the series has finally been released and its just as good as the last! So now, without further ado, take a look at the cover for 
"The Evolution of Mara Dyer"

Not sure about you guys, but I think this one is stunning as well. I just got even more excited to read this book!



Thursday, April 19, 2012

Swoon Thursday: I Put a Spell on you Edition

The ladies over at YA Bound created a sexy meme where you share what made you tingle in your current read. If you want to join in, here is what you do:From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering. Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog! 

This week my Swoon comes from a book I finished yesterday. There was just something about the book and the forbidden romance that I could not get rid of.... And his name is Archer Cross. My Swoon is from Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins.

“I clutched at his shoulders, raising up on my tiptoes, and kissed him with everything I had in me. As the kiss deepened, we held each other tighter, so I didn't know if the pounding heartbeat I felt was mine or his.”


So what do you think? Swoon-worthy enough? I think so! 
What made you swoon this week? Leave a link and I'll be sure to visit! 



Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

Hardcover, 359 pages
Published March 22, 2011
Hyperion Book CH
Hex Hall #2
For fans of: YA, Paranormal Romance, Witches, Adventure


Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch. 
That was the whole reason she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (aka witches, shapeshifters, and fairies). But that was before she discovered the family secret, and that her hot crush, Archer Cross, is an agent for The Eye, a group bent on wiping Prodigium off the face of the earth.
Turns out, Sophie’s a demon, one of only two in the world—the other being her father. What’s worse, she has powers that threaten the lives of everyone she loves. Which is precisely why Sophie decides she must go to London for the Removal, a dangerous procedure that will destroy her powers.
But once Sophie arrives she makes a shocking discovery. Her new friends? They’re demons too. Meaning someone is raising them in secret with creepy plans to use their powers, and probably not for good. Meanwhile, The Eye is set on hunting Sophie down, and they’re using Archer to do it. But it’s not like she has feelings for him anymore. Does she?


*MY THOUGHTS* 
     I just want to say that I was deathly afraid of this book because I am one of those people that usually seem to NEVER like the second book in a series. But I was interested to see where this book was going when I sat and read the first chapter in my local library. So like the first in the series, I gave it a chance and fell in LOVE
     Again, Rachel Hawkins developed every character perfectly. I felt connected to them all. Sophie's "snarkiness" was my absolute favorite part. She was still the funny character I loved. Archer, god Archer, I still loved him. And the whole forbidden love thing between them is still one of my favorite parts. Especially when it started heating up. And I was glad that Hawkins decided to bring James into the story. It was nice to see what he thought and how he dealt with being a demon. 
     As far as the predictability that was in the last book, there was none of that this time. After everything that happened, I found my mind whirling and me biting my fingernails like "OMG SERIOUSLY?!" Everything that happens in this book is nothing that you would expect. So, it may sound cliche, but "expect the unexpected." 
     The only thing that annoyed me with this book was the ridiculous cliff hanger.... And that's because I won't be able to get my hands on the next book until next week. I guess I shall just obsess over it and think up different things that might happen to Sophie lol 
     This series is a quickly turning into one of my favorites. If you haven't read it, what in the world are you waiting for?!
Overall, I give this 

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Waiting on Wednesday: 4/18/12

So I only realized this morning that I missed two posts because I had them scheduled for the Monday and Tuesday of next week :| Sorry about that you guys. I'll just keep them for then and count the last two days as a loss... But we can jump right back into things today with a W.O.W and I'm sure Ill have a review for you guys. I'm in the 50 page stretch of Demonglass so I should be done fairly quickly.

Anyways, here's my W.O.W for the week!
This meme tells about those books that we're waiting (sometimes patiently, sometimes not) to get our hands on.

This week I'm waiting on a book that I saw from a fellow blogger that I normally wouldn't read, but I was immediately drawn to the cover. Then the synopsis seems extremely good too! 

Wake
(The picture will take you to its GoodReads page!) 
Amanda Hocking takes you deep into a new world with the first book in the Watersong series.
Beautiful. Fearless. Dangerous. They're the kind of girls you envy; the kind of girls you want to hate. Strangers in town for the summer, Penn, Thea, and Lexi have caught everyone's attention, including the eye of practical Harper. But it's her sister, Gemma, they've chosen to be part of their group.
Sixteen-year-old Gemma seems to have it all - carefree, pretty, and falling in love with the boy next door. But her greatest passion has always been the water. She craves late night swims under the stars, where she can be alone yet belong to the sea. Lately she's had company. Penn, Thea, and Lexi spend their nights dancing, singing, and partying on the cove--and one night Gemma joins them. When she wakes up groggy on the beach the next morning, she knows something has changed.
Suddenly Gemma is stronger, faster, and more beautiful than ever. As she uncovers the truth about her new mythical powers, Gemma is forced to choose between staying with those she loves or entering a dark world brimming with unimaginable secrets.
Expected Publication: August 7, 2012
by St. Martin's Press

What are you Waiting on this lovely Wednesday?! Leave a link and Ill be sure to visit! 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

In My Mailbox: Funny & fluffy or Straight Romance

In my Mailbox is an original meme from The Story Siren of books that I've borrowed/won/bought over the week. 

At the beginning of this week I found myself in a reading slump. No matter how hard I tried I couldn't get into anything. Even titles that were a big hit in the blog world and that I would normally like. So I decided to do what I usually do.... Read something either funny or a fluffy romance. Here's what I decided on:

Library: 
My Soul to Keep  Demonglass (Hex Hall, #2) Forbidden
No picture this week. Didn't have my camera when I made this post. 

I chose these because Rachel Vincent and Rachel Hawkins both have writing voices that keep me laughing. And I chose Forbidden because a book blogger friend of mine would not rest until I said I had it and gave it a chance. I'm hoping I can get into it. I'm a bit worried because she told me to keep tissues handy... 

What all did you get in your mailbox? Have you read any of these? Leave a link and I'll be sure to take a visit! 


Saturday, April 14, 2012

My Soul to Keep by Rachel Vincent

E-Book, 296 pages
Published June 1, 2010
Turtleback Books
Soul Screamers Series #3
Source: Library
For fans of: YA, Paranormal Romance, Banshees

Kaylee and Nash discover that one of his football teammates is addicted to Demon's Breath, a dangerous Netherworld substance that shouldn't even be available in the human world. Now they must somehow dispose of it and cut off the supply--without socially alienating themselves.


*MY THOUGHTS*
     I must admit, it took me forever to pick this up because I was put off by the synopsis... But I guess its safe to say, "Don't judge a book by its [synopsis on the] cover." This book was filled with twists and turns and had me sitting and reading it bug eyed. I said I would finally give it a try because I needed something that would make me laugh but still keep me interested enough to read it, and I remembered the author's voice and writing style from the first two books in this series and I decided to give it a try. It was a little darker than what I was shooting for, but it was sooo good I couldn't put it down anyway. 
     Now on to the book. At the beginning I was confused as to what was going on with Nash but as I read, things began to make sense. I couldn't believe that he would do that. (In the first two books of the series, I have to admit, I was smitten with him.) And at the price he was paying? I couldn't imagine doing that. But I lost all respect for Nash. And Kaylee, I was so upset with her. She keeps getting herself in these situations because she thinks she must save everyone. But one day, saving everyone is going to get her killed... Stupid hero complex smh. But even with the characters getting on my nerves and trying to help everyone but themselves, I still felt that same connection to them. Vincent was able to take some real issues that teens deal with and pair it with a few paranormal characters, throw in some romance and made it into a great more "believable" novel. 
     I also liked how nothing that happened was predictable. I found myself realizing things at the same time as Kaylee which meant it wasn't extremely obvious. It made it even more enjoyable because I got to enjoy all the twists and surprises in the story.  
     The ending was a doozie. I hated that things had to come to that, but hey he deserved it. Hence the reason, I am now #TeamTod. He stepped up and was there when Nash wasn't and I found myself not even caring if he even escaped with them. Mean I know, but seriously.... Anyway, this was a very enjoyable read. I stayed up until 3:30 trying to finish the last few pages of it and it was worth every minute. (Even if I will pay for it in the morning when the boyfriend wakes up and asks for breakfast before work lol) 
Overall, I give this


Soul Screamers by Rachel Vincent

Soul Screamers by Rachel Vincent

Friday, April 13, 2012

Follow Friday & TGIF!

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! How does this work? First you leave your name here on their post then you create a post on your own blog that links back to their post and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them “hi” in their comments. You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!

Q: What is one book that you would be nervous to see a movie adaption of because you think the movie could never live up to the book?

A: That would have to be Firelight by Sophie Jordan. When I read that, I had the perfect image of how the draki looked in my head and I just feel that anyone who is doing movie makeup and the action and everything, they just wouldn't do it right. 

TGIF is a weekly meme created and hosted by Ginger of GReads! that recaps the week's posts and has a different question each week.
Posts for this week:



Q: Musical Stories: If you could read a book about any song, which song would you love to see written down in story form?

A: I would love to see Someone like you by Adele. I feel that she gives a story with her songs anyways so this would be an excellent idea. Don't believe me? Take a listen :)



What were your picks this week? Leave a link and I'll be sure to visit! 



Thursday, April 12, 2012

Swoon Thursday: I Feel it in my SOUL Edition

The ladies over at YA Bound created a sexy meme where you share what made you tingle in your current read. If you want to join in, here is what you do:From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering. Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog! 

This week my Swoon comes from the ever-popular Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent. This is Book 3, "My Soul to Keep." Let me know what you guys think! 





“You know I'm not interested in Sophie," he whispered. "I wouldn't do that to you or Scott." he leaned down and kissed me again. "There's only you Kaylee." My entire body tingled in wave after wave of warm, exhilarating shivers, and I let my lips trail over the the rough stubble on his chin, delighting in the coarse texture."








What do you think of my Swoon? Do you have one? Leave a link and I'll be sure to check it out! 






Bookish News on J.K. Rowling!



This week our bookish news comes from the very notable J.K. Rowling. Her new book finally has a release and a few notes on what its about. Although its not a spin off of Harry in his older years like everyone was hoping it would be, it does sound like an entertaining read. The new book's title is 

"The Casual Vacancy" 

Check out what was said about it on nextmovie.com:

"According to a Little, Brown press release, the story begins when Barry Fairweather dies suddenly in his early 40s, leaving the little town of Pagford in shock. Now, Pagford seems a nice enough place on the surface with its cobbled square and ancient abbey, but beneath this idyllic setting lies a town at war. Dun dun dun.
The rich fight the poor, teenagers fight parents, wives fight husbands (you get the idea) — and the empty seat on the town's council left by Barry sparks the biggest battle yet. As the drama unfolds, the question arises: who will triumph in this election riddled with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations? (Guess politics never change.)
Rowling herself tweeted that it will be "Very different to Harry, although I've enjoyed writing it every bit as much."
We can only hope we can say the same when we read it. According to the WSJ, "The Casual Vacancy" hits shelves Sept. 27, which means we'll likely be up when the clock strikes midnight waiting in line for our very own copy."

Not trying to knock anyone off or anything, but if this wasn't by Rowling, I probably wouldn't read it. The synopsis doesn't sound like something I would normally pick up. So I really don't know how I feel about this. I guess I was expecting something with some wizardry or something. 


What do you guys think of the title and synopsis? Anyone else as disappointed as me? 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: 4/11/12

This meme tells about those books that we're waiting (sometimes patiently, sometimes not) to get our hands on.

This week I'm waiting on a book that I noticed around the blogosphere and I immediately knew I wanted it. 

Expected publication July 24th, 2012
Published by HarperTeen

There’s something strange and deadly loose in Philadelphia… 

Eleanor Fitt has a lot to worry about. Her brother has gone missing, her family has fallen on hard times, and her mother is determined to marry her off to any rich young man who walks by. But this is nothing compared to what she’s just read in the newspaper— 

The Dead are rising in Philadelphia. 

And then, in a frightening attack, a zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor…from her brother. 

Whoever is controlling the Dead army has taken her brother as well. If Eleanor is going to find him, she’ll have to venture into the lab of the notorious Spirit-Hunters, who protect the city from supernatural forces. But as Eleanor spends more time with the Spirit-Hunters, including their maddeningly stubborn yet handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. And now, not only is her reputation on the line, but her very life may hang in the balance.

Zombies.... A hot guy..... HarperTeen as the publisher..... And a AMAZING cover.... All the makings for an amazing book! I CANNOT wait to read this. It is definitely on the top of my Must Reads! 

What about you? What are you waiting on this week? What do you think of my pick?


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Nook Book, 187 pages
Published March 2, 2010
Disney Book Group
Hex Hall #1
Source: Borrowed from a friend
Recommended for fans of: Harry Potter, Witches, Paranormal, YA

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 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.

*MY THOUGHTS*
    I guess I should start by saying that I tried reading this before and couldn't get into it. But then I told my friend that I had read alot of heavy stuff lately and I wanted something light and funny and she said to give this a try. I remembered the author's voice and I decided I would try it again. And I really loved it!
     This book is absolutely adorable! Yes it is a YA book, but the author's voice and Sophie make it just cute. The characters are all well fleshed out and they all had their own unique paranormal twist. Like Jenna... Poor Jenna. I hated how everyone in the book was so mean to her. 
     The other thing I really liked was the mystery. I know, it was just a classic "whodunit" tale, but it was unique to the story and with all the other things going on it still had a fresh story. I just wish it had started sooner. Of course the information of the one girl was there, but there wasn't a huge deal made about it.
     The only thing I really did not enjoy was the predictability of everything. Up until the last few chapters I was calling everything from chapters that had occurred before. But then at the end, everything I thought I knew...... I didn't. There is definitely an end that I didn't see coming. I really wish I could elaborate, but I don't want to give it away. 
     An lastly, all I have to say is one word: Archer! I loved you! I'm so sorry I was thinking bad things of you at a certain time, but hey I just assumed.... Well you get the picture. 
     Overall, this book is a light, fun read and in the strange case that you aren't intrigued by the mystery going on in the book, maybe the dialogue and Sophie's wit will keep you captivated. 
Overall, I give this **** (4 out of 5)

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Teaser Tuesday: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.  This meme is simple and fun, you just pick up your current read, flip to a random page, and choose 1 or 2 teaser sentences to share!  Here are the guidelines:
  • Grab Your Current Read
  • Open to a random page
  • Pick two “teaser” sentences from that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO SHARE SPOILERS! (make sure what you share doesn’t give too much away.  You don’t want to ruin the book for other readers)
  • INCLUDE the TITLE & AUTHOR too, so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR and wish-lists!  If possible, add the page number.
This week my tease comes from another popular favorite in the bloggin community, "Hex Hall" by Rachel Hawkins. I know I'm late reading it, but better late than never right? I'm actually really enjoying it. I just got to a really good space that I want to share with you guys, so here goes!
Hex Hall (Hex Hall Series #1)
"I noticed the tiny puncture wounds just below her jaw, and longer, more vicious-looking slashes on both her wrists, which were dripping blood onto the floor. Without even thinking, I rushed to her side, mumbling a healing spell." 

What do you think of my Teaser? Do you have one? 
Leave a link and I'll be sure to visit! 

Monday, April 9, 2012

The Hunger Games (MOVIE)

                                                


Release Date: March 23, 2012
Recommended for: EVERYONE (not just those that read the book!)

     So today I FINALLY went to see The Hunger Games. Yes I know I'm a few weeks late, but I wanted to make sure the traffic at the movies was slowing down. I hate being in a crowded theater of a movie that I really want to see and there are people yelling at the screen, clapping, and doing other obnoxious things. I CANNOT stand that. So I waited and waited and I'm absolutely glad I did. Because if I had missed one minute of the amazing-ness that was on the screen, I was sure to have hurt someone. 
     Let's start with how all over the place my emotions were throughout the BOOK. While reading it I was happy, sad, excited, nervous, and even scared. In the movie, in those same parts I felt the exact same way. They played out in the movie exactly the way I pictured them playing out in my head. (Besides the dogs in the end.... I thought they'd be bigger.) But I was a wreck of emotions. And boy, I pretty much cried the WHOLE movie. During the Reaping when they saluted Katniss, when Prim, her mom, and Gale were saying good bye to Katniss, when she saluted District 11 after Rue died, and I especially boo-hooed after Rue died. I packed tissues just in case and I definitely needed them. And at that specific moment, I knew they had done a good job because I had to lean over and pass one to my aunt who I went with and she had never read the book.
     The next thing I liked was how close they stayed to the book. It was about 97% right. That 3% was  how she got the Mockingjay pin. I'm not sure about you guys, but that was the one thing I didn't like. It ruined the whole back story. How are they going to incorporate it into the next book? Because there's a chunk of the back story that's in that book. But other than that, the story was spot on. I'm so glad they got it right, because I must admit I was worried about it. It's very rare that a movie based on a book turns out "that" right. 
     And lastly, the actors were all AMAZING! They all played their character extremely well. I felt as connected to them as I felt connected to them in the book. And the effects! OMG. With the tracker jacker stings and the way the camera was moving like we watching had become delirious.... That was so great. The effects and the acting made the movie.  
     Just for kicks: I was EXTREMELY happy that they had put the pig part in there lol That was my favorite part in the book. And LASTLY, (for real this time....) if I wasn't Team Peeta before, I definitely am now. (Buttt I always was lol) Having read about him going on that horrific journey with Katniss and then seeing it on the big screen.... I felt they were even closer. I am definitely 10000000000% #TeamPeeta!
Overall, I give this ***** (5 out of 5)

What did you think of the movie? What were your opinions of everything? 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

In My Mailbox: Angels and Demons


In my Mailbox is an original meme from The Story Siren of books that I've borrowed/won/bought over the week. 

Before I begin, let me explain why everything on here is angel related.... I'm doing a Monthly Group Challenge for a group called "Never too Old For YA Books" on GoodReads. This month, the challenge requires you to read as many books as possible pertaining to the genre of Angels & Demons for the month of April. So this I've bought and borrowed a couple of books all having to do with Angels. (With the exception of a few... But I just HAD to buy it. I'd been hearing about it FOREVER.)
Also no picture this week because more than one of the books I got were E-Books. 

Bought: 
 Obsidian (Lux, #1)


Borrowed from the Library: 


Angel Burn  A Need So Beautiful (A Need So Beautiful, #1) 

Borrowed from a friend: 
Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1)

Won (My first ever win from Goodreads!!!!!):
Everblue (Mer Tales, #1) (signed!)
Plus a signed Everblue bookmark and a signed Onyx Tailsman bookmark!
Thank you Brenda Pandos and Goodreads! 

What did you get? 
Leave a link and I'll be sure to stop by!!!!









Saturday, April 7, 2012

Angel Fire by L.A Weatherly

E-Book, 282 pages
Published May 24. 2011
Candlewick Press
Angel #1
Source: Library (My first E-Book I've borrowed from the library!) 
For fans of: Paranormal Romance, Angels, YA




Willow knows she's different from other girls, and not just because she loves tinkering with cars. Willow has a gift. She can look into the future and know people's dreams and hopes, their sorrows and regrets, just by touching them. She has no idea where this power comes from. But the assassin, Alex, does. Gorgeous, mysterious Alex knows more about Willow than Willow herself does. He knows that her powers link to dark and dangerous forces, and that he's one of the few humans left who can fight them. When Alex finds himself falling in love with his sworn enemy, he discovers that nothing is as it seems, least of all good and evil. In the first book in an action-packed romantic trilogy, L. A. Weatherly sends readers on a thrill ride of a road trip - and depicts the human race at the brink of a future as catastrophic as it is deceptively beautiful.


*MY THOUGHTS*
     Wow.... Lets just say.....I was definitely surprised by this book. Why you ask? Let's start by saying, everything you THOUGHT you knew about angels, you thought wrong. Well according to Weatherly. In this novel he takes makes them into terrible creatures who feed off humans and turn them into shells of people with different illnesses, hence the "angel burn." 
     But then, there's the people that kill these "evil creatures," called Angel Killers, or AK. But then comes Alex who is an AK who meets Willow, who is something different. Then of course, they fall for each other, but end up trying to deny it at all costs. But then they realize that Willow could definitely be of some help to him and things begin to smooth out. 
     The story itself was a thrilling ride. I could NOT put this book down. Especially at the end. The ending was like... Wow.... And the action in the book was nonstop. Every time I turned a page there was something else Alex had to take care of. It was definitely an enjoyable book. 
Overall, I give this *** 1/2 (3 1/2 out of 5) 

Friday, April 6, 2012

Follow Friday & TGIF!!!

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!
How does this work? First you leave your name here on their post then you create a post on your own blog that links back to their post and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them “hi” in their comments. You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!


Q: Have you ever bought a book BECAUSE of a bad review?

A: Not BOUGHT one, but I have checked one out from the library. (And even then it was like 3 out of 10 people that were saying it wasn't too good.) I'm risky, but not THAT risky lol 

What about you guys? 


TGIF is a weekly meme created and hosted by Ginger of GReads! that recaps the week's posts and has a different question each week.
Posts for this week:

Book Series Finales: Which book, from any series has been your favorite ending? What about your least favorite ending?


A: Ok, I'm going a little cliche on this answer. My favorite endings were the Percy Jackson series and the Harry Potter series. (One that's upcoming that I'm sure to LOVE is the ending to Kiersten White's Paranormalcy series, Endlessly.) Ones that I didn't really care for is Twilight's end, Breaking Dawn. I just felt it was too long and the story was draggggging on. 

What about you?