Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Years!!

Just wishing everyone a great New Years and don't drink too much! Awh What the heck! Go crazy! Have fun! x.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

On The Cover!! (6)


When Carlos Fuentes returns to America after living in Mexico for a year, he doesn’t want any part of the life his older brother, Alex, has laid out for him at a high school in Colorado. Carlos likes living his life on the edge and wants to carve his own path—just like Alex did. Then he meets Kiara Westford. She doesn’t talk much and is completely intimidated by Carlos’ wild ways. As they get to know one another, Carlos assumes Kiara thinks she’s too good for him, and refuses to admit that she might be getting to him. But he soon realizes that being himself is exactly what Kiara needs right now.

Release Date: April 13, 2010
Pages: 336

What do you think? I fell in love with the first book and am very happy and excited for this sequel book to come out! See, now I'm all giddy! :P

On The Cover (5)


Chloe Saunders is fifteen and would love to be normal. Unfortunately, that's not going to happen. First of all, she happens to be a genetically engineered necromancer who can raise the dead without even trying. She and her equally gifted (or should that be 'cursed'?) friends are on the run from the evil corporation who created them. To top it all, Chloe is struggling with her feelings for Simon, a sweet-tempered sorcerer, and his brother Derek, a not so sweet-tempered werewolf. And she has a horrible feeling she's leaning towards the werewolf. Definitely not normal...

Release Date: April 27, 2010
Pages: 256

What do you think? I love this series and the cover! Beautiful.

On The Cover (4)


In NEVERMORE, cheerleader Isobel falls for Poe-fan Varen–but will she be able to save him from the madness taking hold of his mind?

Release Date: August 31, 2010
Pages: 528

What do you think? I can't wait for this novel!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Katniss' sister is chosen by lottery, she steps up to go in her place.

There is only one word to describe this book: wow.

I keep beating myself up because i kept pushing this book away saying I would never read it, and was I being stupid. This is one of these books where you will read it, and your expectations for other books go up. It was an amazing plot and beautifully written and executed. You'll go crazy after reading it; wanting to read the next. Luckily, it's a trilogy so there is more to come.

All the characters feel real, like they have real emotions and things are more real, like it's happening right now. You are not bored with reading it because the detail is brief enough to tell you what is going on but not over-bearing where you say; all-right I get it, they are in trouble, or it's a very bad dark place. I loved this book inside and out. The events were very creative and no matter what happened, something else came up and a new problem aroused that they had to solve. In the end, not all questions are answered, you are choosing sides between whom she should love and be with, and you have the sudden urge to get the next book, and read it over and over again. I love the cover for this book, it portrays it so well. So simple yet so complex. x.

Monday, December 28, 2009

The Den of Shadows Quartet by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

In the Forests of the Night
Three hundred years ago Risika had a family—a brother and a father who loved her. Three hundred years ago she was human. Now she is a vampire, a powerful one. And her past has come back to torment her.
Demon in My View
Jessica isn’t your average high school student—she’s an acclaimed published author of vampire fiction. Now two new students at her high school strongly remind her of her favorite characters. But those characters only live in her imagination—right?
Shattered Mirror
Christopher Raneva and Sarah Vida may look like a normal high school couple, but he’s actually a vampire who’s sworn off human blood and she’s an incredibly powerful, vampire-hunting witch. As if that weren’t enough to prevent their love, his past and her future collide when they get tangled up with Nikolas, one of the most reviled vampires ever.
Midnight Predator
Once a happy teenager, Turquoise Draka is now a vampire hunter. Her current assigment is to assassinate Jeshikah, one of the cruelest vampires in history. But to do that, she’ll have to enter Midnight, a fabled vampire realm, as a human slave. . . .

First thing I have to say; Amelia is an amazing writer and I love all her books. I read one of them last year and then once this came out I was so excited. All the stories are totally different, but seem to co-mingle with each other. They all seem to flow together and just thinking that she wrote some of these in high school!? She's pretty amazing.

There are books like this where you seem to favor one certain story; not here. I wouldn't be able to choose which I liked better. They all had great plots, took their time explaining everything but not too slow, and had real characters. Characters in this were well thought out and expressed. Once I finished reading the book, it was sad because you want to know what will happen to everyone. For now, it's just open for your own interpretation of things.

Adding to that, how could someone NOT love this cover and just by looking at it not want to get it or read it. It goes with all the stories great and seems to make sense to me why that is the cover. I would have to say you need to read something written by her. x.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Worst Christmas Gifts

You think you got a really bad Christmas gift this year? I know how you feel. I got three presents and either they were gift cards pajamas which i get every occasion, and things my parents thought i loved but i really hate. I told my parents I didn't want it; then walked away. I felt bad, but hell they made me feel bad with what they gave me compared to what they gave my brother! His gift included expensive clothing from Switzerland, Taylor Swift concert tickets, and I bought him something; he didn't buy me anything. It made me feel great and so special; like i wanted to cry i was so mad. Once I read these though, I felt so much better. For the next week I will be posting two new Worst Christmas Gifts given. x.

Randbrick: My grandma was getting pretty senile in her old age... She used to send me money exclusively, which was alright, but in her later years she started becoming creative, and by creative I mean "batshit insane," delighting in sending me really wacky gifts. I remember one Christmas she flew over, and watched eagerly as I unwrapped her present... It was a g-string. A sparkly g-string. I look at it, I freeze, my mind does a couple cartwheels, and then I turn to look at her. She's shining this great big fucking smile at me, like she just farted while stoned, and after a moment, she says, "It's a european bathing suit!!" like that explained everything.

We all just smiled and nodded.

He-Man: When I was 13 my Grandma just went to a San Fransico (novelty store) and bought all these novelty gifts. I ended up with "The Worlds Biggest Condom" in my stocking.

Hinge: For Secret Santa in eighth grade I got one of those shitty magnetic "travel" chess gameboards, the kind that fold in half to keep the pieces inside and is about 6"x3" folded up. Not too bad.

Except that it had a big red "CLEARENCE" tag on it. For 99 cents. AND it was opened! AND sealed back shut with STAPLES!


I was pissed until I saw that it was from the kid in class that we all fucking picked on. Seeing my friend Damien throw the chess game at him from the bus window was gift enough that year.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Holiday Contest!!

This contest is hosted by Scribbling Books. Win any two books from a great blogger's favorite 2009 reading list! Contest open The U.S and Canadian residents only. Deadline: January 25, 2010!

(These are the top 15 book choices from Kristi @ The Story Siren. from 2009)
1. Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
2. Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols
3. Stargazer by Claudia Gray
4. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
5. Willow by Julia Hoban
6. North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley
7. Faery Rebels by R.J. Anderson
8. Ballads of Suburbia by Stephanie Kuehnert
9. Shiver by Maggie Steifvater
10. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
11. Darklight by Lesley Livingston
12. Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater
13. The Season by Sarah MacLean
14. If I Stay by Gayle Foreman
15. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

Dont forget to put your name and e-mail!

Open to U.S and Canadian residents only.

You must be a follower to enter! +1
+2 if you get someone else to join the contest!
What are the two books of your choice!?
Just Comment Below!

Happy Holidays! x.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

This is for everyone, and wishing them a safe and happy holiday! Merry Christmas and hope you remember what Christmas is all about. Enjoy time with family, friends, and have hope that if you are in need of a miracle, you can do whatever and acheive whatever.

Maybe, sometime soon I'll post a picture of my family holiday and some of my favorite people i love to be around. I hope you have people like that in your life. Gosh, this sounds so cheesy, but I think it's the perfect time to say that. This is what makes us either insane or sane. Both sometimes, because you love the people in your life so much, they drive you crazy but thats why you love them. They show you their love by driving you crazy also. x.

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Dark Divine Debut!

Tomorrow, the debut novel The Dark Divine by Bree Despain is coming out! The reason I made this post is because I think everyone should be aware of this book. I read it awhile ago and it has to be one of my favorites. It's amazingly well written with a great plot and is so intriguing you wouldn't be able to put it down. Now, even looking at the cover makes you want to read it, but once you read the synopsis, you'll have to make sure you get in some last minute Christmas shopping! x.

Grace Divine, daughter of the local pastor, always knew something terrible happened the night Daniel Kalbi disappeared--the night she found her brother Jude collapsed on the porch, covered in his own blood--but she has no idea what a truly monstrous secret that night held.

The memories her family has tried to bury resurface when Daniel returns, three years later, and enrolls in Grace and Jude's high school. Despite promising Jude she'll stay away, Grace cannot deny her attraction to Daniel's shocking artistic abilities, his way of getting her to look at the world from new angles, and the strange, hungry glint in his eyes.

The closer Grace gets to Daniel, the more she jeopardizes her life, as her actions stir resentment in Jude and drive him to embrace the ancient evil Daniel unleashed that horrific night. Grace must discover the truth behind the boy's dark secret...and the cure that can save the ones she loves. But she may have to lay down the ultimate sacrifice to do it--her soul.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Interesting Ramblings

hello everyone,
so, as you know, well i hope you know cause that would be weird if you didn't Christmas is in a week. So on Tuesday, I wont be posting for the rest of the week. I might get on and wish everyone a Merry Christmas. I'll be going down to visit my whole family for Christmas which I'm so excited about because I haven't seen them in a year and I miss them like crazy!

There haven't been as many reviews as before, but hopefully, during the break I will finish reading most of my books, and have some reviews up. Then, I will get more books and get them finished! I've been sort of slacking lately, but I've been trying to live my life more than I ever have before and not turn down opportunities. You never know what will happen or how much time you will have left with someone you care about. So making the most of everything, seems to be the most logical situation.

Don't forget to enter my contest if you haven't already, and a new contest will be coming soon! In a couple weeks. More about it soon! Keep checking back. Here is a new leaked 2010 song from JoJo; she has a new CD coming out next year! Her album is going to be great!. Anyways, here you go. x.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

You're a Weird One

Luna Lovegood
Luna Lovegood is a Ravenclaw student and is one of Harry Potter's close friends. She is often picked on because of her unconventional beliefs and approach to life. While this torment usually only goes as far as people calling her 'Loony', it has also included people pushing her down stairs and theft of her things. Luna is extremely good-hearted and treats such acts as mere fun. She saw her mother die when she was little and therefore can see thestrals, toward which she feels a particular affection. Her father, Xenophilus Lovegood, publishes the Quibbler.

Once the Harry Potter movie came out, I haven't stopped watching it over and over again. While watching this, I started thinking about all the characters in the movie and what their role was, how they impacted the story and me, and if I liked them or not. So I've started to come up with a list of my favorite characters from either a book or movie, and Luna Lovegood is at the top of that list. She is very interesting and simple, you want to learn more about her. She is fascinating and so weird. She brings something to this movie.

Well, I started thinking she is colorful, interesting, and is different, I wanted to add her to my header. So very very soon I will have it up. Its different from what I usually do, but I'm happy with it. Its not as precise as my other pictures. So I hope you like Luna Lovegood, (Evanna Lynch) because you'll have to see her on my blog now.

Every week I think I will post a new character on which I am obsessed with. This week it's Evanna Lynch who plays Luna Lovegood in Harry potter 5, 6 and 7. Next week, well that will be a surprise. You'll just have to see. Also to add to this, you can comment telling me which character you are obsessed with at the moment aswell. I'll write about them. x.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tempted by P.C & K. Cast

So…you’d think after banishing an immortal being and a fallen High Priestess, saving Stark’s life, biting Heath, getting a headache from Erik, and almost dying, Zoey Redbird would catch a break. Sadly, a break is not in the House of Night school forecast for the High Priestess in training and her gang. Juggling three guys is anything but a stress reliever, especially when one of them is a sexy Warrior who is so into protecting Zoey that he can sense her emotions. Speaking of stress, the dark force lurking in the tunnels under the Tulsa Depot is spreading, and Zoey is beginning to believe Stevie Rae could be responsible for a lot more than a group of misfit red fledglings. Aphrodite’s visions warn Zoey to stay away from Kalona and his dark allure, but they also show that it is Zoey who has the power to stop the evil immortal. Soon it becomes obvious that Zoey has no choice: if she doesn’t go to Kalona he will exact a fiery vengeance on those closest to her. Will Zoey have the courage to chance losing her life, her heart, and her soul?

This took me a couple minutes to get into, but afterwards, and everything that happened in the other books came back to me, I started to love this book. At first, I wasn't too happy about reading in Stevie Rae's point of view, but while the story began to grow and evolve, I wanted to know what was going on with her and what she was thinking all the time. Zoey was still full of surprises and she got me annoyed sometimes, but it was perfect because it made her seem human, and when we bring emotion into reading, we get more engulfed in the whole thing.

Zoey is still juggling four boys, but no matter what, I am routing for Stark. He seems to care about Zoey and want to protect her more than anyone or anything. Heath only cares about dating the High Priestess now and is really starting to annoy me, and Erik is obsessed with power it seems. When it comes to Kalona, he seems irresistable, but also a big creep. Once we learn more about him, you feel like he can change, and that there is still good in him, but is it true?

The ending to this book just made it perfect, starving for more. It is shocking and very surprising. It was perfect, and I can't wait for the next installement. Burned.
Plus, I love the cover to this book. It's one of my favorites from this series. x.

Monday, December 14, 2009

What Happened!?

Over the past two months, I have seemed to slow down on all the posting, and Im very sorry for that. My life has become very complicated and putting aside the fact that I have to buy my friend a Jonas brother Calendar, I am getting my hair done,going Christmas shopping, going to a party, and having a sleepover all in one day! Plus not to mention I am juggling friend drama, school culminating projects, figure skating (which I am happy to announce I landed all my double jumps all in about two days; which is pretty hard to do), piano, reading, and just having time for myself. It may seem like I am complaining, but I wouldn't want my life any other way. Craziness seems to make everything seem perfect. That wouldn't make sense, but then again, if you met me, I wouldn't seem to make a whole lot of sense.

Now, TO BOOKS! I will post a review in about 10 minutes maybe. Then I have to finish my English culminating. Scrap booking anyone?! I cut and hot glue gunned an Azalea (which is a flower) in a sketch book. Pretty interesting huh? It's a pretty culminating. It's for the book To Kill A Mockingbird, anyone read that book? I guess i liked it, but i didn't have much time to enjoy it. Our teacher was rushing us to read it. So now, after this boring news, here's a song that I will be singing for our Christmas talent concert with a couple of friends. (In English though.) x.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Working Layout

So, the site might be a little messy for the next week or so. I'm sorry. I'm working on it. I changed the background, I love it :), and then soon I will make a new picture for the header. I dont know what it should look like though, I have NO IDEAS! Any thoughts? It would really help me. I want to do a christmas layout but then once i get it up, I'll have to take it down again, and I dont have much time for that.

For other news, I am going to be having a contest soon. I already have that one up, but it will be up for a while. So I think I might have a New Years' ish contest. Then you will tell me which book you are more excited for the 2010 year, and I will choose two winners. Both will tell me which book they want and I'll get it for them. Sound simple enough? More about it soon so keep checking back.
. . . and hopefully I will have my layout finished next time. x.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Interesting Ramblings

When you think about what you would like to do before you die, you come up with this massive list on what you want. Only, there are only a few people who would actually go out and do it. For me, I have a list which includes skating again,( I used to be a competitive figure skater )horseback ride again, get a tattoo, learn another language, travel all over the world, and the last one is not to die cause there is too much to do, but that's impossible, and unfortunately i have no control over. How sad. Whats on your list? I'm listening.

Sorry about not posting in a while, I have been given a lot of culminating projects, and the one we got for English is ridiculous. Been working on it all day actually, and I'm half way done thankfully. It's due on Tuesday. Oops. Then after that, we have a science project speech due for either Monday or Tuesday. How exciting. Which makes me think that if I wanted to go back into time and change something, what would it be? Hmm, that's a hard one to answer. What would you want to change?

So for boring news for you, but exciting news for me, I actually have started skating again last night. I fell, hurt my wrist, but that's the price i will pay for this. I still love skating any other way. It feels so normal to be on the ice again. Whats the one thing that makes you feel like you can do anything?

And lastly, for the tattoo thing, Im getting one. Next year for my 16th birthday. Yay! It is going to be a poem i wrote down my side. Then after wards, I will probably getting another. I only want about two or three, and hopefully I can stick with that. What do you think of tattoos? Got any ideas of what I should get? Hey! That would make an awesome contest. Okay so now, cause your probably not reading this far, or at all, I'm just rambling to myself now. But that's fine.

Okay SO. Now, LASTLY! Don't forget about my contest. If you haven't entered, well go enter! :) x.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Happy December CONEST!!

Sorry I've been out for a while, but so many things have happened and things are also being settled. Like, I am going to two trips across the world during the summer, now this is a contest and will end in the month of June so plenty of time.
You are going to guess where I am going, both places. Whoever is the closest, where I am going, you can ask for anything. It doesn't have to be related to books. It can be something personalized, or something other people have but you can only get in that country.

So how is that for a challenge. And the more people you get to answer, the more you get to answer, and take another guess. You must be a follower new or old, and you must guess the two places I will be going. Please leave your e-mail.

Open for everyone!

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

On The Cover (3)

This is the new released cover for the third Generation Dead series: Passing Strange by Daniel Waters. What do you think? I love it, and can't wait for this book to come out. Plus, I really like the two twins, but one is dead, the other isn't, it shows difference, but its all the same. This book is being released on June 8 2010. Unfortunately, I couldn't find the synopsis. So enjoy the cover. Loved the other books. x.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


So my life really is revolved around music, school, friends, and reading. It's been a crazy month. So many unexpected things have happened, but i know whenever something bad happens, music seems to help. Here are some songs I've been killing myself with. There is a happy go lucky song, a party song, and one of those songs you could sit to and listen cause you feel the emotion. Enjoy!



Sunday, November 22, 2009

On The Cover (2)

This is the new released cover for the second The Wolves of Mercy Falls : Linger by Maggie Stiefvater. What do you think? I love it, and can't wait for this book to come out. Plus, I love how all the covers seem to match but are different. This book is being released on July 20 2010. Very awesome. The product description is below, and it sounds amazing. Can't wait for it to be published. x.

This is the story of a boy who used to be a wolf and a girl who was becoming one. Just a few months ago, it was Sam who was the mythical creature. His was the disease we couldn't cure. His was the good-bye that meant the most. He had the body that was a mystery, too strange and wonderful and terrifying to comprehend. But now it is spring. With the heat, the remaining wolves will soon be falling out of their wolf pelts and back into their human bodies. Sam stays Sam, and Cole stays Cole, and it's only me who's not firmly in my own skin.

Friday, November 20, 2009

New Moon Movie = Which Side?

So I just went to see the New Moon Movie, and it was really good. The script was better, acting was better, visuals were better aswell. I loved the Wolves, they were awesome and adorable, and Taylor Lautner's muscles. . .my god, you could pass out. I'm not even joking. I enjoyed every minute of that movie and would go see it again, hell, I probably will. The only thing I really didnt like was when the camera twirled around; i started to get dizzy; and when the months passed, Bella never changed her clothes. . .it was interesting, but not really too bothered by it, I just thought it was funny. The big annoyance; no offense, was when "Edward" aka RPatz, took off his shirt during the festival, it was nothing screaming over. And sorry for thoughs, who have to hear this and are on Team Edward; after seeing the movie, I am all for Team Jacob.

On The Cover

This is the new released cover for the fourth Wicked Lovely Series : Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr. What do you think? I love it, and can't wait for this book to come out. Plus, I love the tattoos on the girls arm. This book is being released on April 8 2010. Very awesome. The product description is below, and it sounds amazing. Can't wait for it to be published. x.
Hunger for nourishment. Hunger for touch. Hunger to belong. Half-human and half-faery, Ani is driven by her hungers. Those same appetites also attract powerful enemies and uncertain allies, including Devlin. He was created as an assassin and is brother to the faeries’ coolly logical High Queen and to her chaotic twin, the embodiment of War. Devlin wants to keep Ani safe from his sisters, knowing that if he fails, he will be the instrument of Ani’s death. Ani isn’t one to be guarded while others fight battles for her, though. She has the courage to protect herself and the ability to alter Devlin’s plans—and his life. The two are drawn together, each with reason to fear the other and to fear for one another. But as they grow closer, a larger threat imperils the whole of Faerie. Will saving the faery realm mean losing each other?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Generation Dead: Kiss of Life by Daniel Waters

The phenomenon that's been sweeping the country seems to be here to stay. Not only are the teenagers who have come back from their graves still here, but newlydeads are being unearthed all the time. While scientists look for answers and politicians take their stands, the undead population of Oakville have banded together in a group they're calling the Sons of Romero, hoping to find solidarity in segregation. Phoebe Kendall may be alive, but she feels just as lost and alone as her dead friends. Just when she reconciled herself to having feelings for a zombie & her Homecoming date Tommy Williams & her friend Adam is murdered taking a bullet that was meant for her . Things get even more confusing when Adam comes back from the grave. Now she has romantic interest in two dead boys; one who saved her life, and one she can't seem to live without.

I didn't like this book as much as the first, but I love the cover more. This was mostly about Phoebe learning to cope with her friend's "sort of" death, and helping him to learn to live again, "differently biotic" style. Although the writting and plot was amazing, it wasn't as exciting as the first, but I was happy with the ending. In this sequal, Phoebe learns to be a friend, learn when to walk away, and love again. She makes a hard decision from her heart, hoping she chose the right one, and making herself see who she truly loves. Read it. x.

Generation Dead by Daniel Waters

Phoebe is just your typical goth girl with a crush. He's strong and silent.and dead. All over the country, a strange phenomenon is happening. Some teenagers who die aren't staying dead. They are coming back to life, but they are no longer the same-they stutter, and their reactions to everything are slower. Termed "living impaired" or "differently biotic," they are doing their best to fit into a society that doesn't want them. Fitting in is hard enough when you don't have the look or attitude, but when almost everyone else is alive and you're not , it's close to impossible. The kids at Oakvale High don't want to take classes or eat in the cafeteria next to someone who isn't breathing. And there are no laws that exist to protect the differently biotic from the people who want them to disappear-for good. With her pale skin and Goth wardrobe, Phoebe has never run with the popular crowd. But no one can believe it when she falls for Tommy Williams, the leader of the dead kids. Not her best friend, Margi, whose fear of the differently biotic is deeply rooted in guilt over the past. And especially not her neighbor, Adam, the star of the football team. Adam has just realized his feelings for Phoebe run much deeper than just friendship. He would do anything for her, but what if protecting Tommy is the one thing that would make her happy? Generation Dead is a sharp, funny, and breathtakingly original novel from an exciting new talent.

I've wanted to read this book for a while now, but could never get my hands on it. Now that I have, I can tell you I read it in one day and couldn't put it down. I was surprised by this book, and what happened, you would root for Tommy, but then Adam. Phoebe just wants to be herself, and stick to what she thinks is right, not caring about what others will think. When this starts fights and having an attempt on her life, Phoebe has to turn to her friends for their support. She wants to hope that the "differently biotic" people still can feel and are alive in their hearts. You can relate to Phoebe with wanting to fit in, but being your own person and doing what you think is right, and not base it on another person; doing whats right for herself. x.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Waiting For You by Susane Colasanti

At the beginning of her sophomore year, Marisa is ready for a fresh start and, more importantly, a boyfriend. So when the handsome and popular Derek asks her out, Marisa thinks her long wait for happiness is over. But several bumps in the road—including her parents’ unexpected separation, a fight with her best friend, and a shocking disappointment in her relationship with Derek—test Marisa’s ability to maintain her new outlook. Only the anonymous DJ, whose underground podcasts have the school’s ear, seems to understand what Marisa is going through. But she has no idea who he is—or does she?

This is one of these books where you get sucked in and can't stop reading it. It was cute, smart and funny. Yes, it was predictable, but thats what made the story work all together. The cover really portrays the characters. The anonymous DJ is so obvious. At first, you dont really know and keep guessing but once you get to a certain point in the book, everything just clicks, and it was like Marisa had to go through everything she went through to get where she is. It was very realistic and you could relate to this story, and it is a must-read for anyone. x.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Darklight by Lesley Livingston

In this sequel to Wondrous Strange, Kelley Winslow finds her NYC acting career blossoming as she takes the lead in Romeo and Juliet. But she also finds herself desperately missing Sonny Flannery--who was forced back to the Faerie Otherworld, charged with a dangerous mission by Kelley's father, King Auberon.When Kelley finds herself thrown into the Otherworld following a deadly chase in Central Park, her passionate reunion with Sonny is cut short. Ancient magick is stirring, and a dangerous enemy has Sonny and Kelley caught in a web of Faerie deception that could tear their love apart.

This is another one of the books that I screamed for when I got, and yes, it was well worth the scream again. So to start off, I love the cover, its more beautiful than the first. Admit it, you'd go crazy for it too. The story was well written. Hearing both Sonny and Kelley's points of view made you want to cry. So much was happening that made them do stupid things for the other so they could be safe, but really, it was hurting them. At the end, I could understand Kelley's decision, but I still hated her for it. This second chapter of their lives was heartfelt, heartbreaking, dangerous, and adventurous, and I can't wait to see what happens next. x.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

ARC Contest?!

So, I have been thinking about it, and how to get more followers, blah blah blah I will hold a contest for an ARC. Maybe. The only way I will hold this contest is if I hit about 50 followers. I'm not going to say what ARC it is, but only that its not out yet. And if I end up getting more than 50 followers before my birthday, I will add another ARC to the contest. Having either one or two winners. Depending on what kind of mood I am in. So look back. You never know what will happen in time. x.

Celebrity Cover

So, has anyone else noticed the resemblance with Angelina Jolie and the girl on the cover of Vampire Academy?! Every time I am in the bookstore and I pass by that book, Angeline Jolie always pops into my mind and it bothers me. Yes, she is absolutely gorgeous, but still, its not her, its someone else and they look so friken alike! See for yourself, and be the judge. What do you think of this?

The Dark Divine by Bree Despain

Grace Divine, daughter of the local pastor, always knew something terrible happened the night Daniel Kalbi disappeared--the night she found her brother Jude collapsed on the porch, covered in his own blood--but she has no idea what a truly monstrous secret that night held.
The memories her family has tried to bury resurface when Daniel returns, three years later, and enrolls in Grace and Jude's high school. Despite promising Jude she'll stay away, Grace cannot deny her attraction to Daniel's shocking artistic abilities, his way of getting her to look at the world from new angles, and the strange, hungry glint in his eyes.
The closer Grace gets to Daniel, the more she jeopardizes her life, as her actions stir resentment in Jude and drive him to embrace the ancient evil Daniel unleashed that horrific night. Grace must discover the truth behind the boy's dark secret...and the cure that can save the ones she loves. But she may have to lay down the ultimate sacrifice to do it--her soul.

First off, I absolutely love the cover. It is so amazing. That isn't just the start, the book was just as amazing. I couldn't put this book down. When I got it in the mail, I literally screamed and it was well worth screaming over. You could relate to all the characters and everything seemed real. I dont think i would ever manage living like Grace did, having all the rules she did. Even having a pastor as a father I dont think i would ever manage; no offense to thoughs who do, it just wouldn't suit me. Grace tries so hard to make everything right between everyone even though she doesn't know the whole story to anything. I loved hearing about Daniels' history and what he was. Grace just had to put all the pieces together to actually see what was infront of her, and what love really was. x.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott

Kate Brown's life has gone downhill fast. Her father has quit his job to sell vitamins at the mall, and Kate is forced to work with him. Her best friend has become popular, and now she acts like Kate's invisible.
And then there's Will. Gorgeous, unattainable Will, whom Kate acts like she can't stand even though she can't stop thinking about him. When Will starts acting interested, Kate hates herself for wanting him when she's sure she's just his latest conquest.
Kate figures that the only way things will ever stop hurting so much is if she keeps to herself and stops caring about anyone or anything. What she doesn't realize is that while life may not always be perfect, good things can happen -- but only if she lets them....

This book was amazing. It was so relatable and reaslitic, that you were able to follow along so well. Kate thinks like nothing will ever be perfect, so she might aswell hide herself from everyone. Putting herself in a little box; that nothing will ever be perfect again. She knows her friend isn't her friend. I got really annoyed with her best friend, she was such a little snob. All she cared about was being popular, and being someone. This, in turn, was making her the same as everyone who does that sort of thing; a nobody. When Will starts to show interest in Kate, she thinks everything will be better, but even if one thing in your life comes to you, you have to do something to change the rest, and stand up for yourself. Really, they are perfect for each other, but just dont know it yet. Also, I love the cover, its really cute. x.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Devil's Kiss by Sarwat Chadda

As the youngest and only female member of the Knights Templar, Bilquis SanGreal grew up knowing she wasn't normal. Instead of hanging out at the mall or going on dates, she spends her time training as a soldier in her order's ancient battle against the Unholy. Billi's cloistered life is blasted apart when her childhood friend, Kay, returns from Jerusalem, gorgeous and with a dangerous chip on his shoulder. He's ready to reclaim his place in Billi's life, but she's met someone new: amber-eyed Michael, who seems to understand her like no one else, effortlessly claiming a stake in her heart. But the Templars are called to duty before Billi can enjoy the pleasant new twist to her life. One of the order's ancient enemies has resurfaced, searching for a treasure that the Templars have protected for hundreds of years — a cursed mirror powerful enough to kill all of London's firstborn. To save her city from catastrophe, Billi will have to put her heart aside and make sacrifices greater than any of the Templars could have imagined.

I Loved this book, and it was well researched and played out. I have to say I have this interest in religions, and the Templars. I could understand Billi so well, and I too, hated her father. I really wanted to kill him, ironically. He seemed not to care about her, and be so proud of another. Billi just wants to get out of that life, and be understood and loved, but once a Templar, always one. This story was sort of in a love-triangle; sort of. (I dont want to give anything away) Kay obviously likes Billi, but he always seems so cold about it, and to her. In the end, she has to make the most important discision anyone could possibly make; risking her heart. I couldn't put this book down. It was well written and executed. And, I really love the cover. x.

Of The Month

So here are my top four books I read in the month of October. .

The Van Alen Legacy by Melissa De La Cruz
Fire by Kristin Cashore

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
The Splendor Falls by Rosemary Clement-Moore
(Sorry about the quality of pictures. I'll fix it)

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE! I hope you all have a great day, and freak someone out. Haha. I freaked out my dad this morning. He jumped! A contest may be coming soon, so check back soon! Happy Reading! x.

Friday, October 30, 2009

In The Mail

So, this is the only time I am going to do this, but yesterday I was sooo excited, because I recieved three very cool ARCs in the mail; from a contest held by Kristi @ THESTORYSIREN. You should check it out. Here are the books ;

In this sequel to Wondrous Strange, Kelley Winslow finds her NYC acting career blossoming as she takes the lead in Romeo and Juliet. But she also finds herself desperately missing Sonny Flannery--who was forced back to the Faerie Otherworld, charged with a dangerous mission by Kelley's father, King Auberon.
When Kelley finds herself thrown into the Otherworld following a deadly chase in Central Park, her passionate reunion with Sonny is cut short. Ancient magick is stirring, and a dangerous enemy has Sonny and Kelley caught in a web of Faerie deception that could tear their love apart.

(I have started reading this book; and am almost done-I brought it to school and couldn't put it down-and will have a review up soon. I love it so far!)

A prodigal sonA dangerous loveA deadly secret . . .I stood back and watched his movements. Daniel had that way about him that could shut me down in an instant. . . . I kicked the gravel a couple of times and worked up my courage again. “Tell me . . . I mean . . . why did you come back? Why now, after all this time?” Grace Divine, daughter of the local pastor, always knew something terrible happened the night Daniel Kalbi disappeared—the night she found her brother Jude collapsed on the porch, covered in blood. But she has no idea what a truly monstrous secret that night really held. And when Daniel returns three years later, Grace can no longer deny her attraction to him, despite promising Jude she’ll stay away.As Grace gets closer to Daniel, her actions stir the ancient evil Daniel unleashed that horrific night. Grace must discover the truth behind Jude and Daniel's dark secret . . . and the cure that can save the ones she loves. But she may have to lay down the ultimate sacrifice to do it—her soul.
(So excited to read this book!!)

Polly Madassa is convinced she was born for a more romantic time. A time when Elizabeth Bennet and Anne of Green Gables walked along the moors and beaches of the beautiful land, a time where a distinguished gentleman called upon a lady of quality and true love was born in the locked eyes of two young lovers.
But alas, she was not.
This, however, does not stop our young heroine from finding romance wherever she can conjure it up. So while Polly is burdened with a summer job of delivering baked goods from her parents bakery (how quaint!) to the people in her small beach town, she finds a way to force…um…encourage romance to blossom. She is determined to bring lovers, young and old, together…whether they want to be or not.”

(Just heard of the book, it sounds really interesting, can't wait to read it!)

One Lonely Degree by C. K. Kelly Martin

Anything is possible. . . .

Finn has always felt out of place, but suddenly her world is unraveling. It started with The Party. And Adam Porter. And the night in September that changed everything. The only person who knows about that night is Audrey—Finn’s best friend, her witness to everything, and the one person Finn trusts implicitly. So when Finn’s childhood friend Jersy moves back to town—reckless, beautiful Jersy, all lips and eyes and hair so soft you’d want to dip your fingers into it if you weren’t careful—Finn gives her blessing for Audrey to date him. How could she possibly say no to Audrey? With Audrey gone for the summer, though, Finn finds herself spending more and more time with Jersy, and for the first time in her life, something feels right. But Finn can’t be the girl who does this to her best friend . . . can she?

I didn't really like this book as much as I thought I would. Plus the ending was probably the only part I liked. On a good note, I thought this book was very realistic and you could relate to, and that the characters seemed real and not so superficial. There is not much I can say about this book. My thoughts on her friend and him going out was pretty ridiculous. They are only in grade 10 and it seems like they are having sex every day. Plus, I dont think someone's parents would be so ainal about the whole "you can never see him again!" thing. This was a quick read, but I dont think i would read it again; maybe another time in the future. The cover also turned me off a bit. I dont like the girl on the cover. Sorry; just personal preference. x.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Okay, so like I said before in my last comment, I just couldn't resist. I am turning this whole blog into something darker, edgier. I like it better this way. The background will change aswell. The whole Miley Cyrus, lighter layout was really bothering me and didn't seem to work out. What do you think of what I have now? Do you like this one better? or should I totally change it over again?! x.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Veronicas Obession!!

Okay, so right now all I listen is to the Veronicas. Their music is very catchy. I know this is very random, but I just had the urge to blog about them. I am going to be taking off the miley cyrus layout header; plus it really messed up; and make a Veronicas one. Maybe using these pictures; maybe others. Who knows. They are twins from Australia, and their names are Jessica and Lisa. Yeah, definately not Veronica. Don't you just love these photos?! Be sure to check out some of their songs if you haven't heard of them. x.

Two-way Street by Lauren Barnholdt

there are two sides toevery breakup.

This is Jordan and Courtney, totally in love. Sure, they were an unlikely high school couple. But they clicked; it worked. They're even going to the same college, and driving cross-country together for orientation.

Then Jordan dumps Courtney -- for a girl he met on the Internet.

It's too late to change plans, so the road trip is on. Courtney's heartbroken, but figures she can tough it out for a few days. La la la -- this is Courtney pretending not to care.

But in a strange twist, Jordan cares. A lot.

Turns out, he's got a secret or two that he's not telling Courtney. And it has everything to do with why they broke up, why they can't get back together, and how, in spite of it all, this couple is destined for each other.

I loved this book, and couldn't put it down. Not only were the characters believable and well-written out, but it was like you were right there, with them the whole time, wanting to find out what happened next. Some part were very unpredictable, and I noticed how she threw up a lot in the beginning, but as the story continued, my love for it grew aswell. Unfortunately, it was a very quick read, but very enjoyable. The cover is interesting, and eye catching. You want to find out why the girl is standing looking at the car very frustraded. I would recommend it for people who like love, fiction novels. x.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Ex-mas by Kate Brian

Two Exes. One holiday adventure.
Merry Ex-Mas?
Seventeen-year-old Lila Beckwith's parents just left for vacation, and Lila's all set to throw the holiday party of the season. But when her Christmas-obsessed little brother, Cooper, discovers that global warming is melting the North Pole, he and his best friend, Tyler, take off on a runaway mission to save Santa.
Lila has to get Cooper safely home before her parents get back on Christmas Eve. But the only person who can help her is Tyler's older brother, Beau -- a.k.a. Lila's musician, anti-everything ex-boyfriend.
It'll take more than a Christmas miracle for Lila and Beau to overcome their differences and find their fugitive brothers. But could a journey destined for disaster help these polar opposites fall in love...all over again?

I absolutely loved this book! It was cute. Even though it was very pretictable, and a quick reading, the whole story was well executed. All I want to do is read it over and over again. I thought it was hilarious though, how the two boys wanted to save Santa, so they tried to get up to the North Pole. Crazy. When Lila's boyfriend Eric comes back into the picture near the end, it was obvious everything that happened, was going to happen, and I wanted to shoot him in the head, and then her, because it seemed like all she cared about was getting a car. But the ending made it all better for me. This is a story about love, loss, expecting the unexpected, and learning to trust your heart, not someone else's. x.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Fire by Kristin Cashore

Fire, Graceling's prequel-ish companion book, takes place across the mountains to the east of the seven kingdoms, in a rocky, war-torn land called the Dells.

Beautiful creatures called monsters live in the Dells. Monsters have the shape of normal animals: mountain lions, dragonflies, horses, fish. But the hair or scales or feathers of monsters are gorgeously colored-- fuchsia, turquoise, sparkly bronze, iridescent green-- and their minds have the power to control the minds of humans.

Seventeen-year-old Fire is the last remaining human-shaped monster in the Dells. Gorgeously monstrous in body and mind but with a human appreciation of right and wrong, she is hated and mistrusted by just about everyone, and this book is her story.

Wondering what makes it a companion book/prequel? Fire takes place 30-some years before Graceling and has one cross-over character with Graceling, a small boy with strange two-colored eyes who comes from no-one-knows-where, and who has a peculiar ability that Graceling readers will find familiar and disturbing...

Really. . .I'm speechless. This book is as good, or even better than Graceling. I loved it. There was so much emotion in this story, but it wasn't overbearing. I couldn't put the book down, and was sucked in instantly. If you haven't read this book or Graceling, I say do it, cause you'll regret it if you dont. It doesn't matter which one you read first because they explain everything so well you can't get confused. Fire is an amazing character and from the beginning I wanted her to fall in love with Brigan. There was a lot of conflict because of who her father was, and she was trying so hard not to become her father, Fire risked her happiness. Everything all comes together in the end, but I would really like to know what happened to Leck. The little creepy graceling boy. He just seems to go poof. I guess that gives room for interpreting your own ideas to what happens to him, or what you want to happen to him. Amazing book. Can't wait for the Third Installment; Bitterblue. x.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Sorry that I haven't been reviewing, I have been trying to create the next layout, and now I am almost finished, reviewing will be crazy. My reviews; i hope are going to be longer, and more descriptive. Still, I am not rating books. Everyone has their own favorite books and likes and dislikes. No one can like everything the same. That would be just creepy. I have decided that at every month or two months; depending on how many books i review; I will create a list of my favorites; so the ones I would most likely tell you to read. There will be about 10 books. So My Number 10 Countdown. . . or something along the lines of that. Sooner or later (probably tomorrow) I will create a layout header picture. Maybe. What should I put on it? A celebrity? A Book? Lots of Books? A mystic forest? Take your pick. I would love to hear what you think and prefer. x.

Immortal: Love Stories With Bite by P.C Cast

In Immortal: Love Stories With Bite, edited by New York Times bestselling author of the House of Night series P.C. Cast, seven of today's most popular YA vampire and contemporary fantasy authors offer new short stories that prove that when you're immortal, true love really is forever.
Rachel Caine (the Morganville Vampires series) revisits the setting of her popular series, where the vampires are in charge and love is risky.
Cynthia Leitich Smith (Tantalize) gives us a love triangle between a vampire, a ghost and a human girl, in which none of them are who or what they seem.
Claudia Gray (Evernight) takes us into the world of her Evernight series, in which a pre-Civil War courtesan-to-be is courted by a pale, fair-haired man whose attentions are too dangerous to spurn.
Richelle Mead (the Vampire Academy series) brings us the tale of a young vampire on the run from the rest of her kind, and the human boy who provides the getaway car.
Nancy Holder (the Wicked series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) immerses us in a post-apocalyptic New York where two best friends are forced to make a choice that may kill them both.
Kristin Cast (the House of Night series) introduces us to a new kind of vampire: one with roots in Greek mythology, and the power to alter space and time.
And Tanith Lee (Black Unicorn) shows us what happens when a bright young woman with some supernatural savvy encounters a misguided (but gorgeous) young vampire.

The problem with books like these are that there are so many different authors with different writing styles trying to cram a good story into 100 pages. In reality, it should never happen, but surprisingly, I liked a couple of the stories; even if they were a bit short. These stories are all different, with different people and situations. Although, some stories I really did not like and got bored of. Being honest, I would say that if you wanted a quick read on a dull day, borrow this book from someone or a library. Unless you are possessive with books and have to own all the books you have read like me; I know, crazy; then you should buy it. Its not the authors that are the problem, its the lack of description and having a the stories go by so fast; and shoved together in a small book. x.

Friday, October 16, 2009


Thanks to Kristi at THESTORYSIREN.COM, I wont an amazing contest. These books above (picture from thestorysiren) are the ones I have won. I am soo very excited about them and can't wait for them to arrive in my mail. I'll have some reviews for them soon after. If you want to win contests like this, head over to THESTORYSIREN.COM. x.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Van Alen Legacy by Melissa De La Cruz

With thestunning revelation surrounding Bliss's true identity comes the growing threat of the sinister Silver Bloods. Once left to live the glamorous life in New York City, the Blue Bloods now find themselves in an epic battle for survival. Not to worry, love is still in the airfor the young vampires ofthe Upper East Side. Or is it? Jack and Schuyler are over. Oliver's brokenhearted. And only the cunning Mimi seems to be happily engaged.Young, fanged, and fabulous, Melissa de la Cruz's vampires unite in this highly anticipated fourth installment of the Blue Bloods series.

When this book came I was so excited to read it, and waiting for it was hell. This has to be one of my favorites in the series so far. It was a quick read, but in that short amount of time, it makes you want to read the next one...unfortunately we have to wait...again. It was well worth my time. At first, Mimi's life was a bit boring, and I only wanted to read about Schuyler, and sometimes Bliss, but as the story continued, Mimi and Bliss ended up having very interesting stories. So much was happening and I couldn't put the book down. Loved it, would recommend the series to anyone. x.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Poison Throne by Celine Kiernan

This is this year's most exciting crossover title. A Friend. A Father. A Kingdom. Which one would you sacrifice? This compelling trilogy of court intrigue, adventure and romance is a winning combination of imagination, powerful storytelling and magnificent characters. Fifteen-year-old Wynter Moorehawke returns home after a five-year sojourn in the bleak Northlands. All has changed in her absence. Wynter is forced to make a terrible choice: stay and bow to the King's will, or abandon her ailing father and join her friend Razi and the mysterious Christopher Garron in their efforts to restore the fragile kingdom to its former stability. But this changed kingdom is a dangerous place, where all resistance is brutally suppressed and the trio constantly risk assassination, torture or imprisonment. Atmospheric and intriguing, it evokes an enchanting and convincing other world - love, treachery, jealousy, tenderness, war, wisdom and court life are all vividly depicted. Set in a fantastical medieval Europe, "The Poison Throne" is a gothic tale of intrigue, adventure and romance which draws the reader in from the very first sentence and doesn't loosen its grip until the last.

I have to admit, this book was a bit slow for me at the beginning, but once I got into it, I really loved it. Surprisingly, it sort of turned into a romance novel; well, trilogy. I can't wait to read the next installment of this series. It was very exciting to read. I really feel sympathy towards Wynter. She has to try to hide her emotions, and be strong for her father, and everyone else. And when she starts to learn to love, and feel friendship, it seems to be slipping away, and it is her challenge to try to hold on to that. It is a truely beautifully written story. The characters seem real, and Kiernan has created a totally unique and completely different world you will be sucked into. x.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Devoured by Amanda Marrone

Megan’s twin sister Remy died in an accident nine years ago, and she’s been haunting her ever since. Knowing how crazy that sounds, Megan keeps this secret to herself and tries to lead a normal life. But when she takes a summer job at Land of Enchantment to keep an eye on her new boyfriend and his lovesick best friend, Samantha, she meets fellow employee Luke who can see Remy, too. Things get even twistier because Megan’s new friend Ari is sporting a massive crush on Luke, who seems to be developing a massive crush on Megan…making for a love triangle that’s positively possessed. Megan wants to keep her distance from Luke, but when Remy’s visions get crazy violent; she knows she needs his help. Because someone’s definitely in danger...the only question is who?

This is a Snow White typed story, with romance, friendships, and decievance. I have to admit, I didn't know anything about this book, but when I saw the cover, I knew I had to buy it. It is kind of eirie, but pretty at the same time. Megan is torn between two guys, and two friends. And she must choose which. I was totally completely taken by surprise by some things in this book. It was a quick read, but well worth it. It was a book a enjoyed. The Mirror kind of creeped me out a little bit, but wouldn't you love a mirror like it? Well, you have to find out and see. Would you give up a guy for a girl you hardly know? How do you know you should trust her? Even your best friend? x.

Monday, October 5, 2009

The Splendor Falls by Rosemary Clement-Moore

Can love last beyond the grave?Sylvie Davis is a ballerina who can’t dance. A broken leg ended her career, but Sylvie’s pain runs deeper. What broke her heart was her father’s death, and what’s breaking her spirit is her mother’s remarriage—a union that’s only driven an even deeper wedge into their already tenuous relationship. Uprooting her from her Manhattan apartment and shipping her to Alabama is her mother’s solution for Sylvie’s unhappiness. Her father’s cousin is restoring a family home in a town rich with her family’s history. And that’s where things start to get shady. As it turns out, her family has a lot more history than Sylvie ever knew. More unnerving, though, are the two guys that she can’t stop thinking about. Shawn Maddox, the resident golden boy, seems to be perfect in every way. But Rhys—a handsome, mysterious foreign guest of her cousin’s—has a hold on her that she doesn’t quite understand. Then she starts seeing things. Sylvie’s lost nearly everything—is she starting to lose her mind as well?

I really loved this book, and it took me a while to read, which is good. I can't stop thinking of it. It has to be one of my favorite books. The story was totally different than what I thought it was going to be, and most of it was unpredictable. I really ended up liking Sylvie and am in love with Rhys (pronounced Reese) All i was to do is read this book over and over, it was that good. Also, I really like the cover, its simple and elegant. Clement-Moore has written this story beautifully, and researched a lot. It was very detailed. Great story, and very unique. x.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along.
With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment.
But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.

Oh My God. I am speechless. I am absolutely in love with this book, and Patch. Everyone will be once they read this book. I love the cover, more than every other cover any book has. Sorry, but its the truth. All I want to do is read this book over and over again. It is a romance novel, but there is so much danger Nora is in, you sympethize with her, but want to be in her position. This fallen angel will steal your heart, and consume your mind. Amazing, go get it right now! One of my favourite books hands down. x.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Everafter by Amy Huntley

Madison Stanton doesn't know where she is or how she got there. But she does know this—she is dead. And alone, in a vast, dark space. The only company she has in this place are luminescent objects that turn out to be all the things Maddy lost while she was alive. And soon she discovers that with these artifacts, she can reexperience—and sometimes even change—moments from her life.
Her first kiss.
A trip to Disney World.
Her sister's wedding.
A disastrous sleepover.
In reliving these moments, Maddy learns illuminating and sometimes frightening truths about her life—and death.
This is a haunting and ultimately hopeful novel about the beauty of even the most insignificant moments—and the strength of true love even beyond death.

Well, I didn't hate it, but I wasn't totally in love with this book either. It was well researched and written, and totally different than what I expected it to be, which is good. A good surprise. I love the cover, it makes sense once you read the story. All the events in the story lead up to Madison's death, and how she died. It's quite sad. And makes you mad when you think about it. This story is about learning to forgive, to keep loving, and never give up hope. Everything and everyone has a purpose, once its over you just have to appreciate it, and now dwell on the bad memories all the time. It was a really quick read, but yes, I would read it again, you should read it too. x.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough

Tamsin Greene comes from a long line of witches, and she was supposed to be one of the most Talented among them. But Tamsin's magic never showed up. Now seventeen, Tamsin attends boarding school in Manhattan, far from her family. But when a handsome young professor mistakes her for her very Talented sister, Tamsin agrees to find a lost family heirloom for him. The search—and the stranger—will prove to be more sinister than they first appeared, ultimately sending Tamsin on a treasure hunt through time that will unlock the secret of her true identity, unearth the sins of her family, and unleash a power so vengeful that it could destroy them all. This is a spellbinding display of storytelling that will exhilarate, enthrall, and thoroughly enchant.


I really devoured this book in one sitting. I really liked it. It was complicated and challenged, and showed how much Tas really wanted to feel like a part of her family. You could really sympathize for her. She was trying so hard. Then she got Gabriel involved with her plan, which ends up bringing them closer. I was surprised when this happened, I didn't think there would be any romance in this story, but, it really had it all. Gabriel seemed to be a real person, and guy. He was very guy-ish.

I dont think i would change anything about this book. And I loved what Tas's ( SPOILER ) Talent turned out to be. It was so surprising, but amazing. It would be cool to have a Talent like that. If you weren't thinking of reading it, I suggest you do, you wont regret it. x.

Dark Visions by L.J. Smith

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.


I really loved this book, but then again, I love all the books written by L.J. Smith. There was a lot to think about in this story, and had no dull moments. Plus, she created another type of vampire, but a blood-sucking vampire, but i psychic vampire. This was a great love story, choosing between two different sides of herself, and boys.

I really Loved Gabriel, but then again I love the handsome bad boys in stories. He tried not to care, but you could tell he was in love with Kait. And Rob, was too nice for me, but thats what I loved. Everyone has totally different thoughts and personalities, that was so off, which made everything work together. I wouldn't change anything about this story, and recommend it to everyone. x.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Last year, Lucius Wolfe blew off his hands in a science experiment gone bad. Last year, Aurora Belle's mother died. Now both Lucius and Aurora are about to start sophomore year in a new school. On the very first day they meet, forming an instant connection. But high-school politics runs against the notion of the girl everyone wants to be around having anything to do with the boy no one wants to be around, the boy whose nickname is Hooks. Yet still, their connection deepens and the unlikely friendship grows. But there's another boy who likes Aurora, Jessup Tristan. Aurora doesn't return Jessup's affection as he would like and bad things start to happen. Aurora's father, the school librarian, is falsely accused of making improper advances against a female student, the daughter of the vice principal, and the rumor is spread that it was Lucius who fingered Mr. Belle. Can Lucius clear Mr. Belle's name, clear his own name, and finally win the girl?

REVIEW: I thought it was amazing how well it was writen. I felt like I was in another day of high school. It seemed very realistic; the two guys fighting over the new beautiful girl, and how if your different, you feel like an outcast. The book was a quick read, but what the hell, I loved it. The only thing I would have changed is that it would have been longer. Some times it would skip like 2 weeks at a time, but even still, I wanted to know what happened then too. Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book. It was it kind of like a small reality fairytale, all twisted up. Plus, I love the cover art, It goes really well with the book, and so does the title. x.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Give up the Ghost by Megan Crewe

Cass McKenna much prefers ghosts to 'breathers. ' Ghosts are uncomplicated and dependable. They know the dirt on everybody . . . And Cass loves dirt. She's on a mission to expose the dirty secrets of all of the poseurs in her school. But when the vice president of the student council discovers her secret, Cass's whole scheme hangs in the balance. Timwants her help to contact his recently deceasedmother, but Cass is less than enthusiastic. Kicking and screaming, Cass becomes increasingly entwined in Tim's life. And she's more surprised than anyone when she realizes that maybe some living people aren't so bad if she'd only give them a chance.

REVIEW: Well, first of all, I have to say I love the cover, and the colors. It shows the story well. When I was reading the book, all I kept thinking was were the two old friends going to become friens again? And how all of a sudden, she started to see ghosts, and were able to talk to them? There were a couple of questions un-answered, but for a book that was over 200 pages, Megan Crewe seemed to answer other questions in great detail. This book is a really quick read, but very well written. I would read it again in a heartbeat. x.

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