Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Review: Revealing Eden by Victoria Foyt


  • Publisher: Sand Dollar Press Inc.
  • Pages: 320 Hardcover
  • Author: Victoria Foyt
  • Genre: YA Dystopian
  • ISBN:
    0983650322 (ISBN13: 9780983650324)
    Synopsis: (from Goodreads) 
    Eden Newman must mate before her 18th birthday in six months or she'll be left outside to die in a burning world. But who will pick up her mate-option when she's cursed with white skin and a tragically low mate-rate of 15%? In a post-apocalyptic, totalitarian, underground world where class and beauty are defined by resistance to an overheated environment, Eden's coloring brands her as a member of the lowest class, a weak and ugly Pearl. If only she can mate with a dark-skinned Coal from the ruling class, she'll be safe. Just maybe one Coal sees the Real Eden and will be her salvation her co-worker Jamal has begun secretly dating her. But when Eden unwittingly compromises her father's secret biological experiment, she finds herself in the eye of a storm and thrown into the last area of rainforest, a strange and dangerous land. Eden must fight to save her father, who may be humanity's last hope, while standing up to a powerful beast-man she believes is her enemy, despite her overwhelming attraction. Eden must change to survive but only if she can redefine her ideas of beauty and of love, along with a little help from her "adopted aunt" Emily Dickinson.
    My Review:
    I loved this book, it really took me by surprise. I am a huge Dystopian lover and read every one I can get my hands on, so when this ARC came to me I was thinking it would probably be a pretty good read but I'm usually pretty skeptical. I was very pleasantly surprised when I began reading it. 

    It peaked my interest from the very first page. I had to know what would happen next to this girl who didnt fit in and for  a beautiful blonde haired blue eyed girl to be the ugly one was so strange to me. It was so opposite from anything I have ever read. Like I said it really interest me right from the start. 

    As I read further into the book I became totally hooked. I had to know what was going to happen next to Eden. The love aspect of the story was very good, it was not the instant love at first sight, it really blossomed over time, at least for Eden. The characters are very well written and I really like Eden, and I feel for her because of her relationship with her dad is so strange and distant. The story world is also very interesting, I mean a world where the sun is to much for most to bear and you have to live underground, and the dominate race is the ones who can survive the heat and the suns rays the best, is actually feasible. So its a believable world. 

    I think Victoria Foyt has really took the Dystopian genre to a new level. She didn't just jump on the Dystopian bandwagon she grabbed the horse by the reins and took it in a whole new direction. Its a wonderful fast pace read that will keep you on the edge of your seat wondering what happens next because it is so different from every other Dystopian or post Apocalyptic book you've read, I guarantee it. But beware once you enter Eden's world you will be stuck and pining for the next installment to the Save the Pearls books (just like me)!

    I wanna thank Victoria Foyt and Sand Dollar Press Inc. for giving me the chance to read and review this really great book :)


    I give it 5 out of 5 stars!!!




Sunday, December 11, 2011

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. I am glad to be a part of it.  I haven't posted an IMM in a while so here are some books I've gotten recently.......


Bought this one.

Bought this one.

This one is a ARC I received from Sand Dollar Press Inc. (Thank you sooo much for this one)

I have already finished reading Revealing Eden and Loved it! It is a wonderful Dystopian read you have to check out. Thanks to Victoria Foyt for signing my ARC. I will be posting my review soon so look out for it.....!!!!!! I'm sooo excited!!!


So whats in your mailbox?.......

Saturday, September 3, 2011

In My Mailbox (vlog#1)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. I am glad to be a part of it.  Also Im excited to say this is my first ever Vlog Yay ! Hope you enjoy!








Bought:
  • Bite Me by Melissa Francis
  • Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
  • Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
  • Torment by Lauren Kate
  • Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Paperback Swap:
  • Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
  • Specials by Scott Westerfeld
ARC for review from Once Upon A Twilight Book Tours
  • The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

 Whats in your mailbox?


Special Thanks to Once Upon A Twilight Book Tours 
 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ohhhh my gosh, look what I got today in my mail!!!

Ohhhh yeah thats right I got it in the mail today!
I cant wait to get lost in it. I have heard ALOT of hype about this book and really hope it lives up to it. I am so happy that Once Upon A Twilight Book Tours was kind enough to share :)
http://www.onceuponatwilight.com/

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Teaser Tuesday!!!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should be Reading

Todays teaser is from Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
(quote from the book)
"We took a chance, I guess. Weird how that happened." He laughed "I think thats the way it always happens. Usually without mysterious pills or Special Circumstances pounding on the door. But its always taking a risk, when you..... kiss someone new."
(unquote)

I am loving this series <3

Monday, August 15, 2011

Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi


 Juliette hasn't touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old-girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don't fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she's exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior. (from Goodreads.)

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My Review:
I fell in love with this book! Juliette is locked away from the world and the world is changing really fast. Juliette is missing so much that is happening. The story world that Tahereh has built is amazing, its gloomy and strange but its so real! You can really see the world  looking like this if everything crumbled down around us (the government and the earth I mean). There are no birds to fly, the sky is the wrong color and the weather is messed up. Its a strange world that is falling apart at the seems. Juliette is on the verge of losing her mind, she has been locked away in an insane asylum for so long with noone to talk to or interact with, except her small note pad of paper. She uses this note pad for a journal of sorts, jotting down thoughts and being very careful not to use to much ink or paper. She only has a small amount and it has to last as long as it can, because this journal is the only thing keeping her sane. Because she has been deemed a danger to others, because she can kill with a single touch. Because she Has killed with her touch. She has been locked up for so long she has to concentrate to speak out loud when she finds herself suddenly not alone. She is given a room mate, a boy! Adam is her new room mate and he is good looking, and very familier to Juliette. And this is where Juliette's world is turned upside down.... again. When she finally gets out of the asylum she is held prisoner by Warner who is also very good looking and is very very bad. Juliette had no idea she was wanted by so many people, she thought she was just a nobody but turns out she is somebody, somebody very special.... 


At the beginning you mostly learn about Juliette and her surroundings, you really get a since of what she is experiencing. But when Adam shows up everything changes and her whole existence is changing, when she leaves the asylum the adventure begins!

This book was amazing. I feel like I know Juliette, so strong even though she has been put through hell,  and left to rot in the asylum, she is still so strong and has such a big heart. Adam is smoldering hot and oh so sweet. He will instantly be your new book crush. What I loved most about this book was the romance. It got so hot and steamy, without them even kissing! Every moment spent in Adams arms or staring into his eyes just dying for a kiss absolutely made me melt. I found my heart pounding when I paused from reading.

Tahereh works her words so beautifully. I feel so connected to the characters and there journey. I honestly cant wait for book 2. This was such an incredible story and the connection between Juliette and Adam is so strong! I could go on and on about this book, there are other characters that I didn't even touch on that I feel I could write another page just talking about the supporting characters, but I think I will just mention them, James is a sweet and loving 10 year old who will make  you laugh and pull at your heart. kenji is a unique character all his own and I fell like the book wouldnt be complete without him. 


I cannot stress enough how much you need to go out and get this book as soon as it hits the shelves! I know I will! I was lucky enough to get to read the ARC thanks to OuAT book tours. Love them!


I give this book 5 out of 5 stars! Amazing!

 
Once Upon A Twilight Book Tours



Thursday, August 4, 2011

Review: The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

  • Pub. Date: August 2011
  • Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
  • Format: Hardcover , 288pp
  • Young Adult
  • Author: Victoria Schwab

The Near Witch is only an old story told to frighten children.

If the wind calls at night, you must not listen. The wind is lonely, and always looking for company.

And there are no strangers in the town of Near.These are the truths that Lexi has heard all her life.
But when an actual stranger—a boy who seems to fade like smoke—appears outside her home on the moor at night, she knows that at least one of these sayings is no longer true.
The next night, the children of Near start disappearing from their beds, and the mysterious boy falls under suspicion. Still, he insists on helping Lexi search for them. Something tells her she can trust him.
As the hunt for the children intensifies, so does Lexi’s need to know—about the witch that just might be more than a bedtime story, about the wind that seems to speak through the walls at night, and about the history of this nameless boy.
Part fairy tale, part love story, Victoria Schwab’s debut novel is entirely original yet achingly familiar: a song you heard long ago, a whisper carried by the wind, and a dream you won’t soon forget.

Review:


This book took me a little by surprise. It moved along just right. No dragging. It was different from anything Ive read lately. I really like the old fairy tale feel to it. It was spooky with out being really scary. I felt like a little kid listening to ghost stories. It was a little dark but just the right amount. Lexi was a refreshing character, she was stronger than I thought she would be. I really liked the times when Lexi would speak her mind. Then comes Cole.......Ah Cole, he is so mysterious and something about him is pulling Lexi to him like a magnet. This story is captivating and so so interesting. I had that spooky feeling the whole time. The setting is kinda dark and gloomy but still keeps you wondering how all the pieces will fall together. I really enjoyed this story it was a refreshing take on old fables. I honestly cant wait to read more from Victoria Schwab. It would be nice to see a sequel to The Near Witch and see how some things work out and unfold. I was very lucky to get to read this book thanks to Shannon at Stalking The Book Shelves and Southern Book Bloggers.  


Go read this book, it is wonderful:)


I give it 4 out of 5 stars , the only thing it was lacking was a little more romance. 



















Monday, August 1, 2011

Sorry Havent Been Posting Much Latley :(

I realize I have been lazy with my posts :( Sorry for that. I am having some internet difficulties right now and can only post a couple times a week. But I will have my review of  The Near Witch up by this weekend! Eeeeekk!! Let me just say it was Awesome!!!!! You will loooooove this book :) So check back Sunday for I will most likely post it Saturday night :) Thanks for hanging with me guys! Oh and just one more little thing....I will be having a giveaway soon!!! I almost forgot to do my 100 follower giveaway :( I will be posting more about it soon so check back !

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It spotlights up coming releases that we are eagerly awaiting! 


Destined by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast!!! Release date 10/25/2011 I have read this whole series, I adore it. This is book number 9 in the series and I just found out about the cover reveal today from Book Passion For Life because I follow their blog (and love it by the way :) 


If you havent read any of this series you need to go out and get Marked the first book and read it. Awesome , Awesome book series!!!


Thats what Im waiting on.....what are you waiting on?

Sunday, July 24, 2011

In My Mailbox (3)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. I am glad to be a part of it. 





This week In my mailbox I got ........... 

  1. The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab ARC that i am reviewing thanks to Once Upon A Twilight Book Tours
  2.  Uglies by Scott Westerfeld from Paperback Swap
  3. Fade by Lisa McMann I bought from Barnes and Noble on sale
  4. Jessicas Guide To Dating On The Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey I bought from Barnes and Noble on sale
  5. The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa from Netgalley

I cant wait to get started on Iron Knight!!!!

Whats in your mailbox?




Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (3)


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that highlights an upcoming book release that we are eagerly anticipating.


This week I am waiting on .........................
  • Pub. Date: March 2012
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Format: Hardcover , 384pp
  • Sales Rank: 408,297
  • Age Range: 12 and up


The hotly awaited second book in the dystopian Matched trilogy
In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky - taken by the Society to his certain death - only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake.
Cassia's quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border. But as Cassia nears resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander - who may hold the key to the uprising and, still, to Cassia's heart - change the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever.
(Synopsis from Barnes and Noble)
  



I am in love with Dystopian and just cant get enough. I am not so patiently waiting on these 2 books. Oh and aren't the covers just beautiful?


What books are you waiting on?
 
 



Saturday, July 16, 2011

In My Mailbox (2)





In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. I am glad to be a part of it. 

This week in my mailbox (actually I bought them at Wal-mart) I have 2 books :)


  • Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
  • The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa


I have been meaning to get Linger for a while and am going to see Maggie in Atlanta on Aug 1 and want to have it read by then, I will buy Forever while Im there and get them all three signed and thinking about getting Scorpio Races there to :)

I fell in love with the Iron Fey series a couple weeks ago when I read The Iron King and just couldnt resist The Iron Daughter sitting there on the shelf in Wal-mart just begging me to pick it up :) I am dying to dive into this book and devour it!


Well thats it for me this week, whats in your mailbox?



Thursday, July 14, 2011

Shatter Me Cover !


Very pretty! I cant wait to review this. I should be getting the ARC in about 2 or 3 weeks....eeeeekkkk! Im reviewing it courtsey of Once Upon A Twilight Book Tours (thanks guys! :)


Check them out their Awesome!!!

 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Once Upon A Read-A-Thon Update


Ok I am on page 114 of Ashes Ashes now and want to finish it tonight. (fingers crossed) Then I will get as far as I an on The Morganville Vampires Vol 1.

Hope everyone is having better luck than me lol.

HAPPY READING EVERYONE!!!

What are you reading for the Read-A- Thon?

How many books do you usually read a week?

How many hours do you spend reading a day?

 

Monday, July 11, 2011

Once Upon A Read-A-Thon

This Readathon is hosted by Angela at Reading Angel, Candace at Candace's Book Blog and Lori at Pure Imagination. It runs from 12:01 am on July 11 to 11:59 on July 13th.


Ok this is my first Read-A-Thon  and let me just say that I am a light weight reader. I loooooove to read but time is not my friend. So.... on average I read one book a week, or week and a half, even 2 weeks on a long book. So my goal for these 3 days is to finish the book I am on and read one more. 

2 books in one week is a major accomplishment for me. So 2 books in 3 days is a HUGE accomplishment to say the least. That is if I actually get it done. I am giving it my best shot....So without further rambling....my books I will be reading are....

  • Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari (started the read-a-thon on page 65 of 341)
  •  The Morganville Vampires Vol 1 by Rachel Caine (which includes Glass Houses and The Dead Girls' Dance 452 pages)

Okay guys, wish me luck :) 

Happy Reading To All!!!!!!!!!!
  

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Teaser Tuesday!!! (1)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should be Reading
"Too many kids here," Grimalkin said, glancing nervously over his shoulder. "Too much imagination. They can see us, you know. As we really are. And unlike the hob over there, I do not relish the attention."
I love this book :) This is my first all fey book, Ive read books that have some side characters that are faerys but I really hadnt got a feel for the fey till now. I am excited about this series and sad that it took me this long to start reading it. I am almost finished with The Iron King and am not really sure if Im team Puck or team Ash. If you've read this series please feel free to let me know which team you are on. (no spoilers though please:)

Friday, June 24, 2011

In My Mailbox (1)

Yay my very first IMM!

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. I am glad to be a part of it.



For my very first IMM I received 3books and 2 ebooks.


  • Ghost Town by Rachel Caine -I won this autographed, ARC from in a giveaway hosted by  Confessions of a Bookaholic - Thank you soooo much I looooove it. Also I received 4 book marks and one of those was autographed too! 
  • Morganville Vampires Volume 1by Rachel Caine - This one I bought it has the first 2 books in in the series, so I can get caught up and work my way toward Ghost Town.
  • Ashes Ashes by Jo Treggiari - I also bought because I have been wanting to read it since I saw an early review. Can't wait to read it, it will be next on my list :) I love Dystopian!
  • Between The Land And The Sea by Darrolyn Anderson - For review - ebook
  • The Moon And The Tide by Darrolyn Anderson - For review - ebook
Thats it for my first In My Mailbox. Let me know what you got :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Want to read ARC of The Near Witch?

If you want to be a part of a blog ARC tour this is your chance.....Over at Southern Book Bloggers they want a few southerners to review the ARC of The Near Witch. If your interested and you live in the South (US) then hope on over there and sign up on the blog. I have already signed up. I am excited about this book! 



  • Pub. Date: August 2011
  • Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
  • Format: Hardcover , 288pp
  • Sales Rank: 803,643
(From Barnes and Noble)


The Near Witch is only an old story told to frighten children.

If the wind calls at night, you must not listen. The wind is lonely, and always looking for company.


And there are no strangers in the town of Near.


These are the truths that Lexi has heard all her life.

But when an actual stranger—a boy who seems to fade like smoke—appears outside her home on the moor at night, she knows that at least one of these sayings is no longer true.

The next night, the children of Near start disappearing from their beds, and the mysterious boy falls under suspicion. Still, he insists on helping Lexi search for them. Something tells her she can trust him.

As the hunt for the children intensifies, so does Lexi’s need to know—about the witch that just might be more than a bedtime story, about the wind that seems to speak through the walls at night, and about the history of this nameless boy.

Part fairy tale, part love story, Victoria Schwab’s debut novel is entirely original yet achingly familiar: a song you heard long ago, a whisper carried by the wind, and a dream you won’t soon forget.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Southerners check this out!!!



Its a blog just for Southern Book Bloggers! I know, how exciting is that!!!  If you live the the south and you blog, then you should really check this out! Its a cool, easy way to keep up with the signings and events that are going on in the south. I have already signed up! What are you waiting for?


Admins:
Lori at Pure Imagination- Tennessee
Kelsey at Blinded by Books- Georgia
Shannon at Stalking the Bookshelves- Kentucky







This blog will do well! If you don't want to be a part of it, you should at least follow it so you can keep up with all the southern bookish things that are happening.    









Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Divergent Sequel Title!!!!!!!!!!

Veronica  Roth announced today that she has a title for the Divergent sequel and its .................



I was sooooo excited to hear it finally has a title!



Whooooooo OMG I loved Divergent and cant wait to read Insurgent!!!!! Thank you Veronica for being such a good writer and giving us Divergent!

Check out her blog here and read the definition and awesomeness behind the title Insurgent! Awesome :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth


Synopsis: (from Barnes and Noble)
In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance. 

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My Review:
I can't say enough about this book. I was so excited to read it. I read some early reviews and there was really a lot of hype about it...... I was in NO WAY let down! I loved everything about this book!
Beatrice is a BAD ASS! She is my all time favorite heroine now.

When she chooses her faction she also chooses her new name, Tris. And Tris has to take some chances and do some really dangerous things. But this comes more natural to her that she thought it would. This distopian world is so awesome. I love the story world. Just imagine a world where you live in a faction, a group of people who devote themselves to some strong beliefs that dictate the way you dress, eat, act, and interact with others. And from birth you are taught to be this way, to talk and dress a specific way. And yours is just one faction, there are other factions and they have their own way of dressing, eating and interacting with people. Each faction is so different to extremes. The city is just what is left over of a world long ago, their buildings are either falling apart or are in a part of the city where they have been rebuilt. The brave jump on moving trains for their transportation. The selfless repair the buildings and help the needy for nothing in exchange. There is the Smart faction, and the honest faction as well. 

When you become an adult at 16 years old you must make a choice if you want to stay with your family and your faction and continue with the way of life you have always known, or you can chose another path, another faction and not be allowed to see your family anymore. What would you do? Follow the path to who you feel you really are? Or stay with what you have always known? 


Tris is brave she chooses to begin a new life and be who she feels she is meant to be. This is a hard choice for her only because she doesn't want to leave her family behind. She feels like she has betrayed her father.  But she has never really fit in, in her families faction. 


So she begins her fight for her new life. This life she has chosen is a tough life, but she is strong. She finds friends, enemies , and maybe someone who could be more than a friend. 


When some strange things happen and things aren't exactly what they are suppose to be, she begins to question her new faction. Then she begins to question everything.


While fighting to prove she is brave enough she is also fighting with her own feelings and these new things she finds out. 


Tris will have to be even braver than she thought.......


This book just floored me. I am a huge Veronica Roth fan now. I felt so connected to Tris, and how she felt about things. She goes through so much in such a short time. Her world is beautiful, yet it is falling apart. I don't really think I could have asked for anything more in this book. I m dying to read book 2. I don't know how I will ever be able to wait for it. 


Divergent fan #1

If you haven't read this book you are missing out on one hell of a book!


My rating: Duh 5 stars :) 



Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday






Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that highlights an upcoming book release that we are eagerly anticipating.


This week I am waiting on ........
I loved Vampire Academy and was so sad for Rose's story to end. Then I heard about Bloodlines and OH I am so happy! It will follow Sidney, but just to be able to get lost in the VA world again is so fantastic! I absolutely can not wait!
Release date is 08/23/2011 (sigh)

What are you waiting on?


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I was selected to be a part of a ARC blog tour for Shatter Me!

I am soooooo excited to be a part of a blog tour!! Yay my very first! I signed up for the tour on





I, along with 9 others were selected to participate. 
The book I will be reviewing is Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi





No cover yet but I cant wait to see it when its released!
 Book Release Date: November 15th 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen

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I honestly cant wait to read this book. I read the short synopsis and I was intrigued. 


Synopsis: (From Goodreads)

"Juliette hasn't touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old-girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don't fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.
The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she's exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

In this electrifying debut, Tahereh Mafi presents a world as riveting asThe Hunger Games and a superhero story as thrilling as The X-Men. Full of pulse-pounding romance, intoxicating villainy, and high-stakes choices, Shatter Me is a fresh and original dystopian novel—with a paranormal twist—that will leave readers anxiously awaiting its sequel.
"




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So tell me what do you think? 





Monday, June 6, 2011

IT'S MONDAY WHAT ARE YOU READING?




It's Monday! What are you reading is hosted by One Persons Journey through a world of Books. Each week we spotlight the books we are reading, planning on reading or just finished reading.


I'm currently reading:


Let me tell you, so far (and I am only on page 133 of 487)  I am loving this book! The heroine is amazing, she is strong, and smart, but has to really work for what she wants. Its amazing watching her struggling to chose between her family and a new life where she could actually fit in. When she does make her choice, the hard stuff isnt over, actually its just beginning. But it will all be worth it, especially if she finds love on the way.  


Reading next:
Lies by Micheal Grant
Zombies Vs Unicorns by Several authors including Cassie Clare and Holly Black
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
 (no specific order)
SO TELL ME ......... WHAT ARE YOU READING?
 
 

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Review:City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare



Synopsis


The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She's training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And—most importantly of all—she can finally call Jace her boyfriend.
But nothing comes without a price.
Someone is murdering Shadowhunters, provoking tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second, bloody war. Clary's best friend, Simon, can't help her. His mother just found out that he's a vampire and now he's homeless. Everywhere he turns, someone wants him on their side—along with the power of the curse that's wrecking his life. And they're willing to do anything to get what they want. Not to mention that he's dating two beautiful, dangerous girls—neither of whom knows about the other one.
When Jace begins to pull away from her without explaining why, Clary is forced to delve into the heart of a mystery whose dsolution reveals her worst nightmare: she herself has set in motion a terrible chain of events that could lead to her losing everything she loves. Even Jace.
Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. The stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.
Synopsis by Barnes and Noble.

My Review

I am a big fan of Cassie and all her books and City of Fallen Angels did NOT disappoint. I fell back into the world of Clary and Jace and found my self in love with the characters all over again. In this 4th book of the Mortal Instruments series we follow Simon more than the last book, as a matter of fact it pretty equally follows Simon , Jace and Clary and I loved being able to see each of their side of things. Simon goes through some tough stuff and we really get to see the more serious side of him. I think after this book I really have more love for Simon, he is such a good guy but he gets alot of bad breaks. He is dating two beautiful girls that are remarkably different and he really isn't sure how he came to be dating both but he doesn't want to break up with either one because he really likes them both and doesn't want to hurt either one of them. But of course you can only date two girls for so long till they find out about each other, especially when they are a werewolf and a shadowhunter.

Then introduce Kyle who I don't quite know how to take right off the bat. He seems to be cool but you know something is up with him right from  the start, you just get a feeling that there is more to him , but you don't know if its good or bad. I wont spoil anything for anyone who hasn't read the book yet but I believe his character was a good addition to the story.

Magnus and Alec are the sweetest couple ever. I love seeing them together and they are so genuinely in love. Watching the relationship between these two grow is so great, I think they have a timeless love that is just meant to be. And they compliment each other so well. So different from each other that they need each other to balance out.

Once again the love between Clary and Jace is so beautiful and we actually get a chance to see them together showing their love for one another without having to hold back. I melted just like butter at them kissing and the way he makes her feel when he holds her tight. The romance is so powerful between these two, its strong and epic. And of course I love the steamy sexy alley scene, that everyone is raving about!!! Soooo hot!!! Cassie is a genius at keeping us on the edge with steamy romance scenes that end to soon and leave us breathless, hearts hammering and drooling for more!

All the action and kick ass demon fighting rolled up with the love and romance going on between several couples makes it a classic Cassie book. It has everything I wanted, and the ending , OMG the ending, it left me going "What? Wait, no that did NOT just happen! Oh Cassie why?! Why do you do this to us?" she leaves us knowing we will have to buy the next book because we wont be able to stand not knowing (of course I m going to buy it anyway, even without the cliff hanger, cause I love all her books.) she is a genius. Nuff said.

If you haven't read this book OMG what are you waiting for?

I give it a huge 5 out of 5 stars!!!!!



Saturday, May 14, 2011

Big thanks to A Book Obsession, and Amanda Stevens!!!!!


I won a SIGNED copy from Amanda herself, personalized just for me, by entering a giveaway on the blog A Book Obsession! Thanks to Amanda and A Book Obsession for my book I got it in the mail yesterday! I cant wait to read it. I usually dont read scary, chilly books but I think this one is gonna change the way I look at books about ghosts and such. It promises to be an amazing read!

Oh and I also won a $5.00 gift card to Starbucks YUM! I cant wait to get me something hot and curl up for a chilly read :)

Has anyone read it yet? Tell me what you thought about it..........

Monday, May 9, 2011

Review: Enclave by Ann Aguirre

Title: Enclave
Author: Ann Aguirre
Age Group: Young Adult
My Rating: 5/5

Synopsis


New York City has been decimated by war and plague, and most of civilization has migrated to underground enclaves, where life expectancy is no more than the early 20's. When Deuce turns 15, she takes on her role as a Huntress, and is paired with Fade, a teenage Hunter who lived Topside as a young boy. When she and Fade discover that the neighboring enclave has been decimated by the tunnel monsters—or Freaks—who seem to be growing more organized, the elders refuse to listen to warnings. And when Deuce and Fade are exiled from the enclave, the girl born in darkness must survive in daylight, in the ruins of a city whose population has dwindled to a few dangerous gangs. As the two are guided by Fade’s long-ago memories, they face dangers, and feelings, unlike any they’ve ever known. 

 My Review:

I read a review about this book and was curious about how it would play out so of course I had to read it. I Love how well written it is. I was drawn into this post apocaliptic world very quickly. I think Deuce is a very strong heroin and I love that in a book. I this book was different because of the "Freaks" they are essentually zombies that have mutated. Horrible looking things that stink and eat flesh. I found myself staying up late at night reading this book and was alittle scared ( I know, Im such a whimp) but I had to get to a part that wasnt scary before I could stop lol. Not so say that this book is scary, its really not. But the dark tunnels of the Enclave and the Freaks is just a little creepy at times. I devoured this book! The world Ann paints for this is really detailed and just when I was learning the Enclave and getting use to the dark, damp underground tunnels the all of a sudden Deuce and Fade her partner are thrown into this topside world where the sun is scary to Deuce who has heard all her life that it will burn your flesh off. And that the rain is acid and will melt you. But Deuce is learning that the leaders of the Enclave didnt always tell the truth. This was not the first lie she caught them in. But now that she is exciled she cant go back and tell anyone , even her old friends that the leaders of the Enclave are lying to them. Whats a butt kicking heroin to do..... Oh yeah, kick butt!

This was a great and exciting read and I recommend it to anyone who loves Dystopian and anyone who loved the Hunger Games. Not that its like Hunger Games but it does at times have a similer feel. Its an awesome read!!! You HAVE to read this book!!!

5/5 Stars!!!!!




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