Friday, December 10, 2010

Happy December Giveaway WINNER!

To start off I'd like to give a big thanks and slap on the butt to those who entered! LOL (jk about the slap)
&Hello there, to my new followers(: hope you stick around!

*drumroll* please...


You've won Matched by Ally Condie.

*does a happy dance*

you've been contacted via email &have 48 hours to respond.
(winner was chosen through

sealed with love

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Happy December [giveaway!]

Hello lovely people!

So to make up for my lack-ness of posting I've decided to treat you with a giveaway.
And since today is the first day of my favorite month we shall call it the Happy December giveaway! (:

1. MUST be a follower
2. Leave ONE comment with your email addy &include all your extra entries..
3. Open U.S. &International
4. Giveaway ends December 8, 2010.
5. Winner will be announced December 10, 2010.

Extra Entries:
1. twitter follower [+1]
2. facebook like-er [+1]
3. advertised it (on fb, twitter or blog) [+2]
---must leave proof!---

a copy of Matched by Ally Condie

ready, set, go!

sealed with love

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Firelight [book review]

Author: Sophie Jordan

A hidden truth.
Mortal enemies.
Doomed love.

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)

Rating: ★★★★★

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!

Sealed with love

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Beautiful Creatures [book review]

Beautiful Creatures

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)

Rating: ★★★★★

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!

you know you love me

Monday, November 15, 2010

Ghost Town [book review]

Ghost Town
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)

Rating: ★★★★★

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.

you know you love me

Friday, November 12, 2010


My apologies for the lack of posts! I haven't had my laptop in a couple of weeks. But no worries now. We shall return to regular programming! (:
Winner of the Crescendo Twitter giveaway!
Congrats to @finklv!
Her question was: "#CrescendoXO I want to ask Nora's mom why she never gave Patch a chance?"
Great question! It makes you wonder, does Nora's mom know more than we think? hmmm...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Crescendo [giveaway #1 (Twitter)]

Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday dear Crescendo. Happy birthday to you!

Crescendo was released yesterday October 19, 2010 in the U.S! And since we are all in love/obsessed with the Hush, Hush series I decided to celebrate in a grand style!

We are having three awsome giveaways. One here on the blog, one on Twitter and one on the blog's new Facebook page!

Let's start with Twitter (my personal favorite!)

--If you had the chance to ask any character from the Hush, Hush series a question who would you ask and what would you ask? Tweet your question and who it's directed to.
--Add the hashtag CrescendoXO. For example: #CrescendoXO (this rule is super important! that's how I'll check entries)
--The contest is open to anyone so spread the word!
--It's also U.S./International!
--Start entering now!
--Contest ends Sunday, October 24th at 11:59 p.m. [central time]
--Winner will be announced Monday, October 25th.
--UPDATE: you can have up to 3 entries.

--A copy of Crescendo!
--A Hush, Hush/Crescendo inspired bookmark personally made by muah!(:
I've got so many cool ideas for bookmarks!

the second contest will be posted next!

sealed with love

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Crescendo [book review]

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)

Rating: ★★★★★

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.

you know you love me

Crescendo... OH MY PATCH! Another work of genius by Becca Fitzpatrick. She is definately my new favorite author. I adore all the twists and turns and suspense and drama and spy work! AHH. And Patch, oh sweet, dark and sexy Patch. *sigh* Crescendo was a brilliant piece of work. I felt every emotion. I cried, laughed (especially at Vee's funny comments), I got angry, sad, happy. EVERYTHING. So this is something everyone in the world, well every female, should read. And then we can all fight over who gets Patch(: Now lets talk about the ending. What a cliffhanger! I am the type of person who always reads the ending when I get a book but with this one I've heard that there was a major cliffhanger so I tried really hard not to sneak a peek. Good thing I didn't! I reccommend you don't either. I can go on praising and praising and praising this book but you probably have better things to do (like go and read it!)
sealed with love

To celebrate Crescendo's birthday there will be multiple giveaways. One on here (the blog.) One on twitter. And one on the blog's new facebook page. So if you like giveaways (who doesn't?) stay tuned. Make sure you are following my twitter account and have "liked" the facebook page. You can reach both links by clicking on the buttons under "My Social Networks" section. I'll be posting giveaway instructions next.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Daemon Hall [book review]

Daemon Hall
Author: Andrew Nance

Synopsis: Is winning a writing contest worth risking your life?
Nothing exciting ever happens in the town of Maplewood--that is until famous thriller writer Ian Tremblin holds a short-story writing contest with a prize that seems to be the opportunity of a lifetime: five finalists will get to spend an evening with Tremblin himself in the haunted mansion Daemon Hall, and the winner of the best short story will see publication.
Wade Reilly and the other finalists could never have imagined what they find lurking in the shadows of this demonic mansion. During a suspenseful night of tale-telling, strange incidents mix the realms of the real and the supernatural. What is Tremblin really up to, and can he be trusted? What about Daemon Hall--is it alive? And, more to the point, will any of the contestants make it out of this hall of horrors to tell their story? In the tradition of Stephen King, this chilling novel will have teen readers on edge in anticipation of what's to come with the next extinguished candle. (via Goodreads)

Rating: ★★★

Daemon Hall wasn't as scary as I expected. It was the first horror story I've read, so I guess I was expecting to be a little more frightened. It was creepy though, don't get me wrong. I really liked the fact that there were short stories within the book. I will say though that I did get scared/ freaked out while reading one of those stories. It was about spiders (ick!) and I'm aracne phobic. Plus it was in the middle of the night while I was reading so I was terrified of going to sleep because I didn't want to dream of those eight-legged-freaks! I didn't want to give it a two star rating because I did like the story and I would recommend it. I just expected to be a bit more scared. Oh and there is a sequel to this book and I do plan to read it soon!

sealed with love,

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Official FB page

Hello darlings(:
I've decided to make the blog an official Facebook page. So if you've already added my personal page I have sent you a message to facebook inviting you to "like" the blog's page. I'll also be cleaning out my friends on my personal page so don't feel offended if I delete you. I'd just rather keep my personal one well.. personal. LOL I apologize i'm just a paranoid type of person.
But you'll stay updated through the official page so no worries (:
Here is the link. Or you can click on the FB button under "My Social Networks" right there to your right --->

sealed with a kiss

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Freefall Cover Remake

Freefall by Mindi Scott was released October 5th, 2010 and Valorie over at Truth Be Told is celebrating by hosting a Freefall Cover Remake Contest.

This is my first cover remake, so I'm a bit nervous. Especially since I haven't read the book. I've just read the synopsis, which is:

How do you come back from the point of no return?

Seth McCoy was the last person to see his best friend, Isaac, alive, and the first to find him dead. It was just another night, just another party, just another time where Isaac drank too much and passed out on the lawn. Only this time Isaac didn't wake up.

Convinced that his own actions led to his friend's death, Seth is torn between turning his life around...or losing himself completely.

Then he meets Rosetta: so beautiful and so different from everything and everyone he's ever known. But Rosetta has secrets of her own, and Seth will soon realize he isn't the only one who needs saving...
(via GoodReads)

I've come across a few reviews, all have been good. So now I want to read this book. The synopsis had me intrigued as well.

So on to the remake, but first here is the original cover:

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)

Cherry On Top Award!

Our second award. YAY! A titanic thank you to Once Upon A Twilight! We are very appreciative and super happy(:

The duties I must fulfill for recieving this award are:
  • 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?

My answer:
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(:

Doris's answer:
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(:

YA Book Shelf
Book Of Secrets
Cari's Book Blog
Review From Here
Luxury Reading
Once Upon A Review

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Versatile Blogger award!

Wow! I'm ecstatic!! This is our first blog award and you'd be laughing at me right now for seeing me do my "happy dance." A BIG, HUGE, ENORMOUS THANK YOU to Fiction Spark for passing this award down to us. We both have something in common: we are new to the blogging world. So go ahead and check out her blog as well and show some love(:

To celebrate this award there are rules that the recievers must fulfill.

  • 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
11. PageTurnersBlog
12. Consumed By Books
13. The Nerd's Wife
14. The Wormhole
15. Ellz Reads

Friday, October 1, 2010

Hush, Hush [book review]

Hush, Hush
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick

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)

Rating: ★★★★★

Wanna hear something funny? It was funny to me so please bare with me. I stumbled upon this book at Target and was dazed by the cover, it's pretty spectacular. So I asked on Twitter "if I should buy Hush, Hush" and a friend *cough* @TwilightsDance from OnceUponATwilight *cough* responds "Are you kidding, it's awsome." Well I bought the book and as soon as I was in the car I started reading and was hooked in a flash. The story takes so many twists and turns that I feel like i'm on a neverending rollercoaster, but in a good way. I didn't know who was evil or good. Hush, Hush kept me guessing from start to finish. BTW have I mentioned Patch is GREAT! (Patch is the main guy in the book) I personally wouldn't mind having someone like him pushing my buttons, getting under my skin and making me "weak in the knees" all at the same time. If you liked Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers and Fallen by Lauren Kate you're going to LOVE Hush, Hush. What are you waiting for, stop reading this review (she said nicely) and go buy Hush, Hush. You won't regret it!
you know you love me,
xoxo- Doris

Hush, Hush is my new obsession. I am in love with it. It's my new favorite book! I don't know how I've lived a year without reading it. What is wrong with me?! LOL. And might I add that I am inlove with Patch. I'd take him over Edward Cullen any day(; Becca Fitzpatrick you are brilliant! Everything was perfect. It was fast paced, and the plot ohmygoodness. I kept craving more after each page. Like Doris said, there were many twists and turns, it was too good. So please do yourself a favor and go read it!
sealed with love,
xoxo- B

(Hush, Hush part 2)
releases on October 19, 2010!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Welcoming the Fall Giveaway WINNER!

First of all we would like to thank Good Choice Reading for hosting this awsome event! We had an amazing time! We would also like to give a big warm welcome to our new followers. We hope to see you stick around (:

Now on to the winner.
congrats to...


You've won the amazing copy of Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers. Consider yourself lucky because this is one "hott" read!
You'll be contacted via email and you have 48 hrs to respond.
(winner was chosen through

Once again a BIG thank you to everyone who made this event fun!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Personal Demons [book review]

Personal Demons
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)

Rating: ★★★★★

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 :)

you know you love me
xoxo Doris

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!
sealed with love
xoxo B

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Welcoming the Fall Giveaway!

Welcoming the Fall Giveaway is being hosted by Good Choice Reading and there are over 50 blogs participating! So after you're done here check the rest of them out in the list below.

The giveaway will run for one week (Sept. 22-29)

The Prize:

Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers!

The Rules:
this giveaway is open to U.S. &International.
leave a comment below with your email addy
and mention if you are:
a gfc follower(a must)- old [+2] new[+1]
a twitter follower [+1]
tweeted about it (leave link and make sure you include #FallGiveaway in the tweet)[+1]
facebook-ed it (leave link)[+1]
Good Luck! &make sure to check out these blogs who are also participating

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Play With Me [book review]

Play With Me
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)

Rating: ★★★★★

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!

sealed with a kiss

xoxo- B

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Breakup Bible [book review]

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)

Rating: ★★★★

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.

you know you love me
xoxo Doris


SweetNothing's new co-owner
She'll be mainly writing reviews but i'll try and ease her into more chores later (shh though, don't tell her I said that LOL.)
Everyone say hi!
Watch out for the next post, it'll contain her first review!
oh & here's her twitter: @DoRis_Elysia

Friday, September 3, 2010

Book Blogger Hop! [Sept. 3-6, 2010]

It's time for my first club, er i mean book hopping!

Book Blogger Hop

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

Calling all Twi-fans!

My friend over at Once Upon A Twilight is hosting the most awsome-est giveaway ever! She's getting close to meeting her 500 follower mark and once she does she's giving away...
*drum roll please*

a first edition New Moon (hardcover) that is SIGNED by the amazing STEPHANIE MEYER!

and runner up gets a first edition of The Host (hardcover).

So if you aren't already following her (way cool) blog what are you waiting for?

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Nightlight a parody [book review]

Nightlight a parody
Author: The Harvard Lampoon

"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.
(from Goodreads)

Rating: ★

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 [book review]

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)

Rating: ★★★

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.


Since I fell in love with this series I've decided to share it with you!
That's right... THE GALLAGHER GIRL SERIES by Ally Carter!



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the giveaway will run through all of August and I'll pick a winner September 3rd.
oh and it's open to EVERYONE
(meaning U.S./Canda/International... WORLDWIDE! lol)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

ch-ch-check it out!

where lots and lots of blogs host 2-day giveaways!
here are a few:
and last but not least this isn't a #gotbooksevent giveaway but it's an Ally Carter giveaway!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You [book review]

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You
(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)

Rating: ★★★★★

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.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

I figured...

I'd give this a shot. You know... blog about books! I'm new at this so bear with me as I get things fully situated and up & running.