Friday, December 10, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Author: Sophie Jordan
A hidden truth.
Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet among her kind, she nearly pays with her life. Until a beautiful stranger saves her. A stranger who was sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is a draki--a descendant of dragons whose greatest defense is her secret ability to shift into human form.
Forced to flee into the mortal world with her family, Jacinda struggles to adapt to her new surroundings. The only bright light is Will. Gorgeous, elusive Will who stirs her inner draki to life. Although she's irresistibly drawn to him, Jacinda knows Will's dark secret: He and his family are hunters. She should avoid him at all costs. But her inner draki is slowly slipping away--if it dies she will be left as human forever. She'll do anything to prevent that. Even if it means getting closer to her most dangerous enemy.
Mythical powers and breathtaking romance ignite in this story of a girl who defies all expectations and whose love crosses and ancient divide. (via Goodreads)
I didn't hear about this book and I certainly wouldn't have picked it up to read it but a big thanks to Val over at Truth Be Told who pushed me into reading it because it was so, so good. I couldn't agree more. The read was something new. Draki, descendants from dragons. I'd never read a dragon book before and to be honest I was kind of iffy about it. I thought it would be weird but it soooo wasn't. A forbidden love? The phrase itself makes me hold my breath a bit. I'm a sucker for romance. A hopeless romantic, you could say. "A hunter in love with it's prey." It was such a good story. It wasn't the least bit complicated to catch up with draki and their culture. Which is a plus! The ending is killing me though! I don't know how I'm going to survive waiting to see what will happen next! So all in all I would definitely recommend you to go and read Firelight. It's a beautiful story. You'll love it!
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Author: Kami Garcia &Margaret Stohl
There were no surprises in GatlinCounty
We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere.
At least, that's what I thought.
Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong.
There was a curse.
There was a girl.
And in the end, there was a grave.
Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.
Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything. (via Goodreads)
Beautiful Creatures is such an AMAZING read! I have never read a book about witches..I mean Casters (C.A.S.T.E.R.S. such a cool name right?). Kami and Margaret did a fantastic job with this story *cue the applause.* And letting Ethan be the main character was just plain genius! We get to read how Ethan would react under certain situations and it's not everyday us girls see what's really going on in a guys head and what he's feeling. Anyway, to be honest, I didn't even know if I wanted to buy this book. It was thick. It had over 400 pages. So I was surprised when I started reading and I couldn't put the book down. (BTW I finished it in 1.5 days!) Thanks to Beautiful Creatures I LOVE FAT BOOKS NOW! :)
P.S. Don't judge a book by how many pages it has because you might be missing out on a great read!
Monday, November 15, 2010
Author: Rachel Caine
Synopsis: While developing a new system to maintain Morganville's defenses, student Claire Danvers discovers a way to amplify vampire mental powers. Through this, she's able to re-establish the field around this Vampire-infested Texas college town that protects it from outsiders.
But the new upgrades have an unexpected consequence: people inside the town being to slowly forget who they are--even the vampires. Soon, the town's little memory problem has turned into a full-on epidemic. Now Claire needs to figure out a way to pull the plug on her experiment before she forgets how to save Morganville. (via Goodreads)
Gosh, I missed the gang (Shane, Eve, Claire, Michael). Shh! Don't tell Shane but I'm liking Myrnin more and more with each book; I love his wacky-ness. With that said, Rachel didn't disappoint. Ghost Town was awsome! There is always a new obstacle the gang has to face that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Anyways, O.M.G. What is it with authors and cliffhangers? It drives me insane! LOL just kidden. But still, I was not expecting that ending, total shocker. Now I want the next installment of the series "Bite Club."
If you're a fan of the Morganville Vampires I suggest you go and get your hands on Ghost Town. And if you don't I'll tell Myrnin to come after you. Bahahahahaha!
And if you haven't read the Morganville Vampires series you really should. I promise you won't be disappointed.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Synopsis: Nora should have known her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described as anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away, and Nora can't figure out if it's for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home.
The farther Nora delves into the mystery of her father's death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim blood line has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn's answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora again and again. But she can't really count on Patch, or is he hiding secrets darker than she can imagine? (via goodreads)
For some reason I always have a story behind buying a book. This time I was at Books-A-Million looking around and I was getting ready to leave when I saw Crescendo. I blinked twice to make sure I wasn't just imagining (since it was days before it was suppose to be released.) Since it wasn't a figment of my imagination, I picked up the book and went straight to the cashier. The cashier tried to convince me to go to a football game. Uhmm... HELL to the no! I had better things to do. Can anyone guess what that was? Anywho Crescendo was beyond amazing! I loved everything about it, especially all the drama. I also didn't know it was possible to love Patch more; He's just perfect. Thank you Becca for another great book. Bring on Tempest, I'm ready for the thunderstorm (:
P.S. I seriously want the Hush, Hush series to be made into movies.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
now here's my remake *runs and hides due to shyness*
I hope you like it. Now go and enter your cover remakes! (Links above)
- Answer the question: "If I had the chance to go back and change one thing in my life, would I and what would it be?"
- Choose up to 6 blogs and give them this award.
- Thank the person who gave this award.
If I had the chance to go back and change one thing in my life, would I and what would it be?
I don't want to lie and say no, because there is one thing in particular I would change. Don't get me wrong, I don't have any regrets. I love my princesses and I wouldn't trade them for the world. But if I hadn't forgiven that two-timing loser after the first time he two-timed me I'd be a whole different person. My plans would have gone accordingly. And I know I'm only saying this because I know that chance to go back doesn't exist. If it did I wouldn't change anything because my baby girls are my world. And at least these were God's plans for me and I'm happy where I am now(:
I wouldn't change anything because with each experience I learned something and it made me the person I am today.
And now on to the passing of the Cherry On Top Award! Congrats to you all. Your blogs are extremely lovely(:
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
- Thank and link back to the person that gave this award.
- Write 7 things about yourself.
- Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic!
- Contact the bloggers you've picked to let them know about this award.
So here are 7 things about me (queenB):
- I'm addicted to munching on ice.
- Creativity is my middle name. (I love to drown myself in crafts)
- One day I WILL visit Italy. (I adore Italy)
- Speaking of Italy my favorite food is anything italian. Besides hot wings. I can eat them everyday for the rest of my life!
- I'm aspiring to be an event coordinator/wedding planner.
- I'm DEFINATELY a kid at heart. I'd rather watch Disney channel over anything.
- I use to play tennis and now I wanna get back in shape to play again.
7 things about Doris:
- I have a temper.
- I'm stubborn.
- I think I'm funny.
- I'm friendly.
- I'm single (unfortunately)
- I'm obsessed with books (duhr!)
- I like to party sometimes.
And now on to passing this award. Congrats to everyone! We enjoy you're blogs very much and they are fabulous indeed(:
1. A Moment with Mystee
2. Once Upon A Twilight
3. Young Adult Books Reviewed
4. Reading Teen
5. Proud Book Nerd
6. Good Choice Reading
7. Truth Be Told
8. Confessions Of A Bookaholic
9. Busy Moms Who Love To Read
10. English Major's Junkfood
12. Consumed By Books
13. The Nerd's Wife
14. The Wormhole
15. Ellz Reads
Friday, October 1, 2010
Synopsis: 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 friends, Vee, pushes them at her...until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgement, but after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom 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 far 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. (via Goodreads)
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Author: Lisa Desrochers
Synopsis: Frannie Cavanaugh is a good Catholic girl with a bit of a wicked streak. She's spent years keeping everyone at a distance--even her closest friends--and it seems her senior year will be more of the same...until Luc Caine enrolls in her class. No one knows where he came from, but Frannie can't seem to stay away from him. What she doesn't know is that Luc works in Acquisitions--for Hell--and she possesses a unique skill set that has the King of Hell tingling with anticipation. All Luc has to do is get her to sin, and he's as tempting as they come. Frannie doesn't stand a chance.
Unfortunately for Luc, Heaven has other plans, and the angel Gabe, is going to do whatever it takes to make sure that Luc doesn't get what he came for. And it isn't long before they find themselves fighting for more than just her soul.
But if Luc fails, there will be Hell to pay...for all of them. (via GoodReads)
Wow, wow! There are no words to describe how AMAZING this read was. I have to give props to Lisa for creating such an alluring and sexy world. As much as I adore Luc and his "too hot to handle" self, Gabe is just my kind of guy; sweet, funny and I'm a sucker for his baby blue eyes. Plus he's an angel. What girl doesn't like a challenge? *cough* I wanna be the girl to clip his wings when the time is right. LOL... With that said, Frannie and Luc are meant for each other! So looks like i'll be keeping Gabe all to myself :)
Before Personal Demons was out on bookshelves I read a couple of reviews and they all had me at the edge of my seat waiting to go buy the book. All the reviews did it justice because this book IS sexy and good, so..soo good! I loved every aspect of it. I just can't tell you enough how much I loved it all. Especially how it wasn't just in Frannie's perspective it was also in Luc's. (Thank you Lisa, for that!) I cannot wait to see what will happen next. Oh and before I forget.. TEAM LUC!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Author: Janice Maynard
Synopsis: It begins with a champagne toast between three beautiful best friends--and a pact to make their deepest and naughtiest fantasies come true before their thirtieth birthdays. That means they have one year to make it happen, and no position is too compromising...
All it's going to take is finding the right man, capturing the perfect moment, and stirring up enough courage to issue the most provacative invitation of the year.
Play with me....
For Catherine, Kallie and Gina, the race is on. Who's going to cross the line first? (from the back of the book)
I'm going to start by saying that this was my first erotica so I might not give it that much of a fair review since i don't have much experience reading erotica. So here we go.. I would very much reccomend this book. I loved it. The story line, the characters, how it was written, everything! I especially loved how the stories aren't told from just the ladies' point of view. We also get to read the guys' point of view. It had a happy ending, which is a plus because most of the time these days there are rarely happy endings. Go pick up this book and tell me how much you enjoyed it!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
The Breakup Bible
Author: Melissa Kantor
Synopsis: Jen Lewis is having a great junior year. She is the features editor of the school paper, and she's dating Max Brown, the paper's editor-in-chief. Everything is perfect-that is, until Max says, "Maybe it would be better if we were just friends." In shock and total denial, Jen wonders how she is going to deal with the pain of seeing Max in school every day. Her misery only intensifies when her grandmother gives her a book that she heard about on the radio. Dr. Emerson's The Breakup Bible claims that "there's no reason a woman can't get over a breakup very quickly if she'll just follow a few basic commandments." Jen is doubtful. What does Dr. Emerson know about her and Max? (from Goodreads)
The Breakup Bible was a fun, fast-paced read. I actually found myself rooting for Jen to be happy and to move on from her heartache. But as we, girls and maybe some guys, know, it isn't always easy getting dumped. Especially if the guy/girl is your first love. Now I have to give big points to Melissa Kantor for making me feel like a teen again and going through the motions of how it would feel like to get dumped (I've never been dumped). Anyway, I highly recommend this book to whoever has been dumped and survived; You Go Girlfriend! You'll see what that means once you've read the book.
Friday, September 3, 2010
In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop (hosted by Crazy-for-Books) is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word! This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read!
This weeks question comes from Sarah @ SarahReadsTooMuch
Do you judge a book by its cover?
my answer: I've been guilty of doing so once or twice. I don't base that on if I should read the book or not though. I use reviews and/or the synopsis of the book in my decision to whether or not I want to read the book. The covers, though, are a huge factor in attracting me to the book.
Friday, August 27, 2010
*drum roll please*
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Author: The Harvard Lampoon
Synopsis: "About three things I was absolutely certain. First, Edwart was most likely my soul mate, maybe. Second, there was a vampire part of him–which I assumed was wildly out of his control–that wanted me dead. And third, I unconditionally, irrevocably, impenetrably, heterogeneously, gynecologically, and disreputably wished he had kissed me."
And thus Belle Goose falls in love with the mysterious and sparkly Edwart Mullen in the Harvard Lampoon’s hilarious send-up of Twilight. Pale and klutzy, Belle arrives in Switchblade, Oregon looking for adventure, or at least an undead classmate. She soon discovers Edwart, a super-hot computer nerd with zero interest in girls. After witnessing a number of strange events–Edwart leaves his tater tots untouched at lunch! Edwart saves her from a flying snowball!–Belle has a dramatic revelation: Edwart is a vampire. But how can she convince Edwart to bite her and transform her into his eternal bride, especially when he seems to find girls so repulsive?
Complete with romance, danger, insufficient parental guardianship, creepy stalker-like behavior, and a vampire prom, Nightlight is the uproarious tale of a vampire-obsessed girl, looking for love in all the wrong places.
You must be wondering why I've had this book under my "currently reading" section of my blog. And I know what you're thinking. "How does something twilight-related get just a one star rating?" Let me tell you why. I didn't even want to keep reading after the first chapter! The story line was too slow, the "humor" wasn't even humorous! It was boring, boring, boring. Not my cup of tea. I would not reccommend this book. I had expected it to be funny since it was a parody and I love twilight but, this was just horrible. I did read a little over half of the book but I just couldn't finish it. I tried forcing myself to, but it just wasn't happening. And I'm the type of person who hates, HATES, to leave things unfinished so for me to not even complete the book well, that says alot.
Friday, July 30, 2010
SECRETS, You Tell Me Yours and I'll Tell You Mine... maybe
(a truth series book)
Author: Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
Reading Level: Pre-teen/ Early Teen
Following the heels of the best-selling book The Truth, SECRETS is the continuing diary of a girl moving into her teen-age years. The Girl has plenty to fill her journal. The pages reveal a new school, a new baby in the family, new friends, a new guy and a new set of issues to face. Share the secret world of an almost-teen as she learns which secrets to share and which to keep to herself.
(as written on the back of the book)
If I were a pre-teen I'd probably give it a higher rating. This book was a super easy read. I finished it in one day. Although the book didn't do much for me, I suppose it can benefit a different age group (pre-teens, early teens). I'll be passing it down to my younger sister and see if she enjoys it more than I did. There isn't anything neccesarily wrong with the book, there just isn't much for me (personally) to praise about.
That's right... THE GALLAGHER GIRL SERIES by Ally Carter!
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
(Gallagher Girls Series #1)
Author: Ally Carter
Reading Level: YA
The Gallagher Academy for exceptional Young Women is a fairly typical all-girls school---that is, it would be if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE and the latest in chemical warfare in science, and students received extra credit for breaking the CIA codes in computer class. The Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses, but it's really a school for spies.
Cammie Morgan is a second-generation Gallagher Girl, and by her sophmore year she's already fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways (one of which involves a piece of uncooked spaghetti). But the one thing the Gallagher Academy hasn't prepared her for is what to do when she falls for a boy who thinks she's an ordinary girl.
Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, and track him through town without his ever being the wiser---but can she have a relationship with a regular boy who can never know the truth about her?
Cammie may be an elite spy-in-training, but in her sophmore year, she's beginning her most dangerous mission---falling in love.
(as written from inside the book cover)
Oh how I wish I was Cammie! (At least I get to be her while I read, right?). I loved this book, so much that I strongly feel this needs to be turned into a movie! It had me hooked. And I really love it when I have to pry the book out of my hands to get some chores done (no sarcasm). I felt all the emotions Cammie felt, I laughed and cried during this book. My take on it? If you're longing for a chance to go back to your high school years when you experienced your first "love," this book will definitely take you there. Not to mention you get to feel like a super spy while you're on the ride! I'm glad there are a few more books that follow this one because I'm intrigued into reading more about the Gallagher Girls!
And about the movie thing, seriously... Once you read it you'll understand what I said about how cool of a movie this would be.