Saturday, August 29, 2009

Cover Wars ( 2 )

Okay so here is the paperback, and hardcover version of ASH by Malinda Lo. I'm not sure which I like the best. The paperback copy seems more fantasyish, and kind of seems like alice in wonderland. It has that sort of feel, but the hardcover, there is something haunting about it, and sad. Which do you like better? If you saw both in the store, which one are you attracted to most, and would buy?


In the wake of her father's death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, rereading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal her away, as they are said to do. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she believes that her wish may be granted.

The day that Ash meets Kaisa, the King's Huntress, her heart begins to change. Instead of chasing fairies, Ash learns to hunt with Kaisa. Though their friendship is as delicate as a new bloom, it reawakens Ash's capacity for love-and her desire to live. But Sidhean has already claimed Ash for his own, and she must make a choice between fairy tale dreams and true love.

Entrancing, empowering, and romantic, Ash is about the connection between life and love, and solitude and death, where transformation can come from even the deepest grief.

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf - her wolf - is a haunting presence she can’t seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human -- until the cold makes him shift back again. Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It’s her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears and the temperature drops, Sam must fight to stay human or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

REVIEW: I really liked the book, and how Grace tried so hard to keep Sam human. I thought the ending was alright, but there were some unanswered questions that bothered me. Also, it seemed as if all Grace thought about was "making out" with Sam. But other times she only cared about the wolves. Overall, it was a good book, and you should definately read it. No doubt about that. This is one of the books of the summer. x.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Open Eyes Surprise!

Well, I was walking with my friend in Chapters, just looking at the books I might want to read next, and I stumbled upon this lovely book I have been waiting for, for a very long time. Dark Visions by L.J. Smith. It isn't supposed to come out for another two weeks, but lucky me, I have it! I will try to finish up Shiver as soon as possible so that I can give a review to this book. So check it out soon, and come back. x.

ABOUT THE BOOK: Kaitlyn Fairchild has always felt like an outsider in her small hometown. Her haunting eyes and prophetic drawings have earned her a reputation as a witch. But Kait's not a witch: She's a psychic. Tired of being shunned, Kait accepts an invitation to attend the Zetes Institute, where she can have a fresh start and study with other psychic teens.

Learning to hone her abilities with four other gifted students, Kait discovers the intensity of her power -- and the joy of having true friends. But those friendships quickly become complicated when Kait finds herself torn between two irresistible guys. Rob is kind and athletic, and heals people with his good energy. Gabriel is aggressive and mysterious, a telepath concealing his true nature as a psychic vampire, feeding off of others' life energy. Together, Rob and Gabriel's opposing forces threaten the group's stability.

Then one of the experiments traps the five teens in a psychic link. A link that threatens their sanity and their lives. And Kaitlyn must decide whom to trust...and whom to love.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Cover Wars

Here we have the US vs. UK cover of Shiver. Personally, I love the UK version the best. It catches my eye, and I really like the red leaf that is red, and drips, dotting the I. It shows how the story is haunted and hopeful. Although, the US version shows the wolf, hiding in the "woods" and the blue indicated the cold weather, which Sam takes on as his wolf form, which cannot be stopped. What do you think about them? Which do you prefer?


For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf - her wolf - is a haunting presence she canÂ’t seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human -- until the cold makes him shift back again. Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. ItÂ’s her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears and the temperature drops, Sam must fight to stay human or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

Dark Gaurdian #3: Dark of The Moon by Rachel Hawthorne

I've loved him forever, but he can never be mine.
brittany is determined to prove herself to the Dark Guardians. And yet she's been keeping a devastating secret: She hasn't experienced any of the intense, early signs of change that mark a Dark Guardian's transformation. The only intense feelings she has are for Connor—and she's kept that a secret, too. But she knows she'll never truly have Connor's love if she's not a Shifter like him.
At the first full moon after her birthday, her greatest fear is realized: She doesn't transform. Brittany is so desperate to become a wolf that she'll go to extremes she never thought possible . . . and put all the Dark Guardians in incredible danger.

REVIEW: This story is about a seventeen year old girl, Brittany, who will have her first full moon transformation, which will indite her into the Dark Gaurdians; a group of Shifters who protect themselves, the forest, and campers. She had been training very hard, working for that moment her whole life, only she doesn't transform. Wondering what is wrong with her, she tries to find the truth, while helping to fight off Bio-Chrome. Lies may be brought into the open, as others will find the darkness, as well as love and death may be found. Overall, I loved the book. It was a short read, but very interesting. I would definately recommend for those hopeless romantics to read it. It was very well done. I am sort of upset that there are only three books unfortunately. The covers are also beautiful, and show the characters perfectly. x.

Thirst No. 1 by Christopher Pike

Alisa has been in control of her urges for the five thousand years she has been a vampire. She feeds but does not kill, and she lives her life on the fringe to maintain her secret. But when her creator returns to hunt her, she must break her own rules in order to survive.
Her quest leads her to Ray. He is the only person who can help her; he also has every reason to fear her. Alisa must get closer to him to ensure her immortality. But as she begins to fall in love with Ray, suddenly there is more at stake than her own life....

REVIEW: This story (stories) was/were about a young woman, Sita, about age 20, who was turned into a vampire by the first vampire himself. She talks about everything she goes through to keep her secret protected, finding love, and saving everyone else, including herself from psycopathic people who think they can play god. She meets new people, falls in love with new people, and tries to kill new people. It is a story of survival. Overall, this story was fascinating, and magnificently written. x.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Swoon by Nina Malkin

Sin is Coming...Prepare to Swoon!Torn from her native New York City and dumped in the land of cookie-cutter preps, Candice is resigned to accept her posh, dull fate. Nothing ever happens in Swoon, Connecticut...until Dice's perfect, privileged cousin Penelope nearly dies in a fall from an old tree, and her spirit intertwines with that of a ghost. His name? Sinclair Youngblood Powers. His mission? Revenge. And while Pen is oblivious to the possession, Dice is all too aware of Sin. She's intensely drawn to him - but not at all crazy about the havoc he's wreaking. Determined to exorcise the demon, Dice accidentally sets Sin loose, gives him flesh, makes him formidable. Now she must destroy an even more potent - and irresistible - adversary, before the whole town succumbs to Sin's will. Only trouble is, she's in love with him.

REVIEW: Really enjoyed this book. The beginning was kind of slow and boring, but once it got to some real action, there was so much going on, I had to read it again. You could really connect with the characters in this story, and they didn't seem fake, which is a plus. The author really had some great ideas for the book. Together, its amazing. You should read it. x.

The Vampire Diaries TV Series

I was so excited once I heard about these books turning into a television series. I think it's amazing. I've read things about people saying this series is just going to be like twilight, well here you have it wrong, see these books came out a very long time BEFORE twilight EVER came out. So really, L.J Smith just has more talent than other writers. You should be saying Twilight is just like these books, instead of this is going to be just like twilight. If you actually did your research, these books were first published in 1991! Yes that long ago. So for your enjoyment, here is an extended preview of The Vampire Diaries TV Series, and what it's gonna look like. Take a look. x.

The Vampire Diaries Series by L.J Smith ( 4 )

The Return: Shadow Souls: A penitent Damon, along with Elena, and Matt follow Stefan into the darkest dimension in an attempt to set him free from the prison he has found instead of salvation. Bonnie and Meredith join Elena as all three are forced to enter as slaves, the chained and leashed property of a vampire--Damon.

RELEASED: February 2 2010

This is the cover for the next Vampire Diaries Series book. What do you think about it?

The Vampire Diaries Series by L.J Smith ( 3 )

The Return: Nightfall: When Elena sacrificed herself to save the two vampire brothers who love her—the handsome, brooding Stefan and the sleek and dangerous Damon—she was consigned to a fate beyond death. Until a powerful supernatural force pulled her back.

Now Elena is not just human. She has powers and gifts that were bestowed on her in the afterlife. What's more, her blood pulses with an overwhelming and unique force that makes her irresistible to any vampire.

Stefan wants to find a way to keep Elena safe so that they can make a life together. Damon, however, is driven by an insatiable desire for power, and wants Elena to rule as his princess. When Stefan is lured away from Fell's Church, Damon seizes his chance to convince her that he is the brother she is meant to be with. . . .

REVIEW: Again, this book was brilliant, although I didn't like the new characters very much at the beginning, but once the story grew, they definately fit in to the "bad" role. I liked the book overall, leaving me with a very shocking ending that made me want to read more, but unfortunately, we have to wait for the next book to come out. x.

The Vampire Diaries Series by L.J Smith ( 2 )

The Fury: It’s happened. Elena wakens as a vampire. She belongs to Damon, now, and to his world. The town mourns her as dead while she haunts the Old Wood by night. But by the time she remembers that Stefan is her true love, a new and powerful enemy appears. This is the last battle; and the only way Elena can win it is to sacrifice herself.

Dark Reunion: As a psychic, Bonnie has dreams of Elena in the Other World. But the dreams quickly turn frightening. There is a terrible new enemy stalking Fell’s Church, killing young girls. Elena’s friends call for Stefan and get both him and Damon—but whose side is Damon on? The ending is the most surprising yet for Elena!

REVIEW: Again, I will say this, I love these books so much. Plus, they have their own creative ideas on things, and it's not like other vampire, love stories. The covers of these books truley portray the characters, and what they go through to get where they are. When Elena becomes a vampire, it shows how much Damon cares about her, and makes you want them to be together, even if he does a lot of wrong. But all of these problems in Fell's Church unite, and bring everyone together, with some twists along the way. And guess what? There are more books to come! x.

The Vampire Diaries Series by L.J Smith ( 1 )

The Awakening: The most haunting love triangle of all. Two vampire brothers, one good and one evil, are in love with the same beautiful girl. Stefan meets Elena, and falls for her instantly. But he swears never to approach her because of his dark secret. On the other hand, Elena has sworn to make Stefan hers or die.

The Struggle:Damon is haunting Elena’s footsteps; coaxing and coercing her by turns. Stefan desperately tries to protect her from his brother. And Elena is having her blood drawn by two separate vampires. Meanwhile Caroline plots to expose Elena in front of the entire town. Can things get worse? They do, when Elena drives too fast over an unsafe bridge and drowns.

REVIEW: L.J Smith is one of my favorite authors. You may think this book is about a love triangle but there is so much more that goes on. They face love, and death. It is a great mix. There are no words to describe how great these books are. So you better go get 'em! x.

Red is for Remembrance by Laurie Faria Stolarz

I know you're alone . . .

Shattered by her boyfriend's tragic death, Stacey is struggling in her first year of college, hoping that somehow, somewhere, Jacob is still alive. Now her nightmares are back, haunted by ghosts and misery. Casting healing spells brings Stacey closer to Porsha—a troubled girl who's also dreaming of death—and to a strange boy whose life is in danger. To save him, it'll take all the strength and magic they've got. And maybe even cost them their lives.

REVIEW: I have to say, I really liked the books ending, it was sort of happy, but with a twist. Nothing is ever as perfect as people can write them. In the beginning of the story, I really got bored and annoyed with Shell's part of the story. Stacey's was more interesting, and seemed to have much more going on, but you know, reading books for me, the more crazier, the better. ( but that's my preference ) But once Shell started seeing that X ( trying not to give any spoilers ) his story seemed to get more complicated. They were both trying to find each other, in different ways, and peice everything together. If I had to change one thing, I would say to make the books longer, that way you could built a lot more suspense to everything, and create more drama. The books were definately a quick read, but would advise anyone who loves mysteries to read them. x.

Silver is for Secrets by Laurie Faria Stolarz

I'll make you pay . . .

School is over, and now Stacey, her boyfriend Jacob, and their friends have rented a beach cottage for the summer. No more stress, secrets, or stalkers. But then Stacey's nightmares return—predicting the cruel death of Clara, a mysterious girl with a secret. And now Jacob, the only one who understands Stacey's magic, is keeping secrets, too. Is he betraying Stacey's trust or protecting her from revenge and tragedy?

REVIEW: I would have to say that even though the story lines of these stories are very predictable, I still enjoyed reading it. Sometimes, I would get bored. I mean no offense, I was just having an off-day. But now that I am out of my funk, more reviews. Okay anyways, ( sorry I think i might have writing ADD or something ) I liked in the end how at least there was a tragedy, and no matter what at least one person would have something happen to them. It gets tiring when everyone has a happy ending in every book. So i loved the ending of the next book, but we'll get into that on the next blog. x.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Amazing Contest!!

In this great contest, you are able to win these books:

1. Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick ARC
2. Along For The Ride by Sarah Dessen ARC
3. Kiss of Life by Daniel Waters ARC
4. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater ARC
5. Troy High by Shana Norris ARC
6. Love You Hate You Miss You by Elizabeth Scott ARC
7. Reincarnation by Suzanne Weyn ARC
8. Lovestruck Summer by Melissa Walker
9. Death by Series by Linda Gerber (3 books total)
10. a 5 dollar giftcard from Walmart (you can buy yourself half of a book with it, lol)
11. 3 Sarah Dessen books ( Just Listen, This Lullaby, Someone Like You)
12. Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
13. Fire By Kristin Cashmore ARC

14. Last but not least, I have some extra amazon cards, so I will also include a preorder for CATCHING FIRE BY SUZANNE COLLINS. It will be shipped to on or around Sept 1st (whenever they ship it)
AND a book of your choice (under $15.00 please and it can be a preorder as long as it comes out in September-so many good books get released)

So I am thinking that you should enter. What about you? Just say you heard it from me. :) Thanks. x.

Meet Jacob Trailer

Okay I Just had to make a post of this, and once you see why, well... you'll jump out of your seat. Here is a trailer for the movie New moon, more on what happens with Jacob Black ( Taylor Lautner ) Check it out. :) Oh and the question I would like an answer to is the post before. thanks x.

So what do you think? You excited? :)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Around the Readers?

Well, here is something interesting. And I hope you find it interesting aswell. It is sort of like a draw, but who knows. What I am thinking is I will show a book, and you can enter, but I will choose 5 people ( if I get that many ) It very much depends on which book it is. I will send the book to the first person, and they will send it to the next once they are done reading it, and along with the book, inside there will be a peice of paper, you will write a review, what you thought of it, your blog, and your name. Once, the book gets to every person, you will send it back to me. Then, I will choose someone else ( not from the 5 ) to keep it, and read it for themselves. Did that make sense? Well, I hope it did. What do you think of that? Do you think i should do it?

Sunday, August 16, 2009

New Layout!

The Old layout was really bothering me, but first it was the header. I got bored of it, it didn't really show the escence of what this blog is about, so I tried to change it to go together with the leaves background, then my layout looked really screwed up. What to do? Well, It took me two days, and lots of computer time, to change my template, make a header and footer picture, and extended background on Paint Shop. So now that it is all together, and more, lively ( colorful) what do you think? And if you need help with your layout, be sure to tell me, i'll help. :) x.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Captivate by Carrie Jones

Carrie Jones, author of many books including Need, has come out with the cover of the sequal to Need, called Captivate. Well, what can I say? I am very excited for this book. I loved Need, and didn't think there was going to be a sequal, and so happy there will be. Doesn't the cover just fascinate you? If you haven't read Need, you must. Put it on your reading list right now, and get it! And for those of you who have read Need, what are your thoughts on a sequal, and this cover for it? Comment away.
Released : December 22 2009

Books 2 Read : 1


  1. The Poison Throne by Celine Kiernan (Trilogy - UK cover)
  2. Silver is for Secrets by Laurie Faria Stolarz
  3. Red is for Remembrance by Laurie Faria Stolarz
  4. Thirst No. 1: The Last Vampire, Black Blood, Red Dice by Christopher Pike
  5. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  6. The Fetch by Laura Whitcomb
  7. The Host by Stephenie Meyer

Blue Moon by Alyson Noel

In the second installment, Ever can bring her family back from the dead-but only if she's willing to sacrifice the guy she loves more than life itself. Just as Ever is learning everything she can about her new abilities as an immortal, initiated into the dark, seductive world by her beloved Damen, something terrible is happening to him. As Ever's powers are increasing, Damen's are fading-stricken by a mysterious illness that threatens his memory, his identity, his life. Desperate to save him, Ever travels to the mystical dimension of Summerland, uncovering not only the secrets of Damen's past-the brutal, tortured history he hoped to keep hidden-but also an ancient text revealing the workings of time. With the approaching blue moon heralding her only window for travel, Ever is forced to decide between turning back the clock and saving her family from the accident that claimed them-or staying in the present and saving Damen, who grows weaker each day...

I really liked this one, probably more than the first. There was more adventure, and craziness. I loved the ending, cause it makes you want to find out what happens next, and you can try to use your imagination to figure it out. Can't wait for the third installment to come out soon. It wasn't one of my favorite series' but I liked it overall. It is definately creative. x.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

Ruby, where is your mother?" Ruby knows that the game is up. For the past few months, she's been on her own in the yellow house, managing somehow, knowing that her mother will probably never return. That's how she comes to live with Cora, the sister she hasn't seen in ten years, and Cora's husband Jamie, whose down-to-earth demeanor makes it hard for Ruby to believe he founded the most popular networking Web site around. A luxurious house, fancy private school, a new wardrobe, the promise of college and a future-it's a dream come true. So why is Ruby such a reluctant Cinderella, wary and defensive? And why is Nate, the genial boy next door with some secrets of his own, unable to accept the help that Ruby is just learning to give? Best-selling author Sarah Dessen explores the heart of a gutsy, complex girl dealing withunforeseen circumstances and learning to trust again.
I love all of Sarah Dessen's novels. They are brilliant, and realistic. This is a must read. You wont be able to put it down. This is as good as Just Listen, One of my favorite novels written by her. Put this on your reading list, if you haven't already! x.