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 :)

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."

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.)


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!

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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.


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 !
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