Monday, July 18, 2011

In My Mailbox {19}

Monday, July 18, 2011
So I really wanted to do a vlog this week for my in my mailbox for you all, but apparently my computer doesn't like to keep the sound and the video at the same pace, so it looks like I was talking slower than I really was and it just made it look confusing as hell. BUT I found my gift card from my grandma for my birthday so I ordered a ton of books this week from borders, and they came in about 5 days so I was excited haha. So here we go, here's what I got in my mailbox.


Forgive My Fins - Tera Lynn Childs
Hexbound - Chloe Neill

Tweet Heart - Elizabeth Rudnick
Playing  Hurt - Holly Schindler

Jekel Love Hyde - Beth Fantaskey
Oh. My. Gods. - Tera Lynn Childs

And here they are just because I felt like taking a picture of all of them lol, and yes my sheets are zebra

That's all I got this week in my Mailbox, what did you get?
In My Mailbox is an idea created by the amazing Kristi of The Story Siren 

Friday, July 15, 2011

Follow Friday {14}

Friday, July 15, 2011

Q. What do I do when I am not reading?

Well I work haha. Usually I work about 40 hours a week now a days so that's mostly what I'm doing. BUT I do take a book with me to work so I can read on lunch break because if not I get so bored. Other than that I'm usually on my xbox playing CoD Black Ops like the cool kid I am. If you know Black Ops then you know what I mean when I say I'm about to prestige again so I've been playing a bit more so I can level up lol. But yeah those are mainly the two things I do other than reading and sleeping so my lifes pretty boring.  

What's your Follow Friday?
Hosted by Parajunkee, just so you can get to know me a little more

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Review: Blue Moon by Alyson Noel

Thursday, July 14, 2011
Blue Moon - Alyson Noel
Release Date: July 7th 2009
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 284
Overall: 4/5

Eager to learn everything she can about her new abilities as an Immortal, Ever turns to her beloved Damen to show her the way. But just as her powers are increasing, Damen’s are waning.  In an attempt to save him, Ever travels to the magical dimension of Summerland, where she learns the secrets of Damen’s tortured past; a past which he has always kept hidden from her. But in her quest to cure Damen, Ever discovers an ancient text that details the workings of time. Now Ever must chose between turning back the past and saving her family from the accident that claimed their lives—or staying in the present and saving Damen, who grows sicker every day...
I really wish I could be able to say that this book was as amazing as the first, but it did come semi close. I really liked that I was able to see where Ever and Damen's relationship went and what happened after the end of the first novel. I do have to say though the development with the villain in this one fell a bit short. I liked that they had someone new, who yes played a vital role in both Ever and Damen's pasts, but I don't like how long it took for us to be told about it or to be let on with what was happening. Like I've said multiple times I can usually tell what is going to happen in a book, and it was the same with this one, it just didn't make me happy how long it took to get to it.

Something else that left me a little disappointed was Ever's actions. Sure I loved her in the first book but there is just one thing she does in this novel, that honestly I can understand why she she would do it, but she should have thought about doing it first and not acted in the manner she did. Then there's also the fact of what she does before hand, ok so maybe her actions throughout most of this book are extremely frustrating to me. I just don't understand how one girl could constantly make the obvious wrong decisions. But then again maybe that's the way she was in the first one and I just never noticed, but this time I did.

Although I am happy that everything ended well at the end of this novel there's of course those questions that are still left unanswered that really get to me, but that's what makes waiting for the next book just so much more exciting. Like what's going to happen with Ever and Damen, what about Roman, what is going on with Ava, and how are things back at school after what happened. I think those are the most vague questions I could think of, I hate giving away stories for people haha. So I guess just like me you'll have to just see what is going to happen with this series as we go.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Teaser Tuesday {10}

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Hereafter - Tara Hudson
pg 24

"Yet I found I could Control one of them: the little thrill in my veins each time I thought of his skin. This thrill bore a haunting similarity to a quickened pulse in my wrists and neck, so I sought ways to replicate it as often as I could"
Drifting in the dark waters of a mysterious river, the only thing Amelia knows for sure is that she's dead. With no recollection of her past life—or her actual death—she's trapped alone in a nightmarish existence. All of this changes when she tries to rescue a boy, Joshua, from drowning in her river. As a ghost, she can do nothing but will him to live. Yet in an unforgettable moment of connection, she helps him survive. Amelia and Joshua grow ever closer as they begin to uncover the strange circumstances of her death and the secrets of the dark river that held her captive for so long. But even while they struggle to keep their bond hidden from the living world, a frightening spirit named Eli is doing everything in his power to destroy their newfound happiness and drag Amelia back into the ghost world . . . forever.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

In My Mailbox {18}

Sunday, July 10, 2011
So here we go, the first of many new and improved posts on Rand0m Girl's Book Blog. I haven't gotten a lot of books but I do have some so of course that's what I'm going to show you. I guess though that the scheduler does not like my posts because I had these all scheduled for last week and yet they didn't post. So this week and of course many weeks after I'm going to have to make sure to get on and actually publish the posts myself. But don't worry I've already got a few just sitting waiting anxiously to be posted, so you'll just have to keep coming back to see them. Now let's get to what you really came here for, the books.

For Review

Prince William & Kate - Matt Doeden
Legacy - Cayla Kluver
Ultraviolet - R J Andreson

Two Moon Princess - Carmen Ferreriro-Esteban
Hereafter - Tara Hudson
Starcrossed - Josephine Angelini


Imaginary Girls - Nova Ren Suma

That's all I got this week in my Mailbox, what did you get?
In My Mailbox is an idea created by the amazing Kristi of The Story Siren