Sunday, December 9, 2012

Winter Break is Coming

Sunday, December 9, 2012
So I feel like a horrible person. I always say that I'm going to work on making it back to blogging and then it just slips away. But I'm gonna say it one last time. So what I've decided is, I already have a few reviews waiting in drafts that I never posted, why I have no idea. I'll keep those and work on finishing some newer books that I have and reviewing them. Now this is where I'm not too sure of what I want to do. I don't know if I want to start posting next Monday when I'm done with school and have time, or if I want to wait til January. If you have any thoughts on when you'd like to see me back go ahead and let me know. I'll make up my mind after finals are over on Friday. I'll be working more diligently and actually posting and letting you know of new books and adding a few new features to the blog. If there's anything you'd like to see, or anything you'd like to see me do differently let me know. I'll update my currently reading so you can have an idea of what reviews will be coming, and I hope to see you all soon.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

In My Mailbox {26}

Sunday, September 2, 2012
I actually wasn't expecting to get any books this week, but I ended up making the 45 minute trech to the nearest book store and even though their selection was lacking, I made a few purchases. So here is what I got this week, in my mailbox. 


Putting Makeup on Dead People by Jen Violi - Goodreads | Amazon
Evernight by Claudia Gray - Goodreads | Amazon
From What I Remember... by Stacy Kramer & Valerie Thomas - Goodreads | Amazon
Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa - Goodreads | Amazon
Slice of Cherry by Dia Reeves - Goodreads | Amazon

For Review

The Forsaken by Lisa M Stasse - Goodreads | Amazon

So those are the books I've received. What did you get this week?
In My Mailbox is an idea created by the amazing Kristi of The Story Siren 

Friday, August 31, 2012

Follow Friday {17}

Friday, August 31, 2012
So I know it's been a few days, and quiet a while since I've done one of these posts, but in true Friday fashion. Here is this week's Follow Friday. Link yours in the comment below if you would like!

Q: Best Cover? What is the best cover of a book that you’ve read and didn’t like?

This is a tough one because I just love covers, and generally if I love the cover I end up loving the book. I guess if I had to pick it would be this book. I think mainly because I was so excited due to who the author was and I thought the cover was so cute I probably had too much expectations for this book, but it was just so hard to get into that I don't think I even finished it, sad I know. 

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
Release Date - October 31st 2008
Publisher - Scholastic Press
Age Group - Young Adult
Pages - 374
Overall - 5/5

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister’s place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

So I finally gave in and decided to read The Hunger Games. Of course it's been on my to read pile for ever, I just didn't know if I wanted to read it and ruin the magical image that I had created in my mind from all the hype I had been hearing. Thankfully, I was not disappointed with this book. Of course, I had a general idea of what was supposed to happen and what was involved, but never could my imagination go where this book went.

The Hunger Games is set in a post apocalyptic North America where the US has been divided into 13 districts ruled by The Capitol. As a constant reminder against their failed uprising again the Capitol, everyone year the districts send one boy and one girl to participate in The Hunger Games where there will be only one victor, but it seems this year the rules are going to change.

Katniss and Peeta are quiet the odd pair to say the least. One a minor's daughter and the other a baker's son, living in different parts of District 12. When they are thrown together after the reaping to prepare for their life or death competition, an unlikely bond begins to grow. I found myself rooting more and more for the two of them to become closer the more the book went along, but if you are familiar with the series at all I'm sure you would expect that.

As the competition rages on and people's lives are lost I found myself growing a bit more and more connected to the characters that were slowly surviving. The crazy twists and turns in the book kept me reading well into the night. Once you pick this book up you are not going to want to put it down. I know my next trip to the bookstore will have to include Catching Fire, I am just dying to know what happens back in the Districs after The Hunger Games have concluded.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

In My Mailbox 25

Sunday, August 19, 2012
So now that things have settled down, I have been working my butt off these past couple of weeks trying to get back into the swing of things. Getting books to read, catching up on new books, reading til my heart is content. So hopefully over these next couple of weeks while I try to make this the best blog ever, I'm able to get my blog back to the way it used to be and hopefully even better. If there is anything at all that you are wanting to see, let me know so I can try to make sure to add it. I've already updated the look of the blog, and I hope everyone likes it. Now to what you really came here for, this is what I got In My Mailbox this week. 



Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins - Goodreads | Amazon
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins - Goodreads | Amazon
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead - Goodreads | Amazon

For Review

The Key of Amatahns by Elisabeth Wheatley - Goodreads | Amazon
The Secrets of the Vanmars by Elisabeth Wheatley - Goodreads | Amazon
The Demon Catchers of Milan by Kat Beyer - Goodreads | Amazon
Demons by Heather Frost - Goodreads | Amazon

So those are the books I've received. What did you get this week?
In My Mailbox is an idea created by the amazing Kristi of The Story Siren  

Sunday, March 25, 2012

In My Mailbox 24

Sunday, March 25, 2012

So this In My Mailbox is going to be pretty huge because it's almost all of the books I've gotten within the past few months, or at least what I can remember is my new additions haha. So I'm going to just go ahead and get it started because this is going to be a REALLY long post.


Prom - Laurie Halse Anderson
The Au Pairs - Melissa De La Cruz
Envy - Gergg Olsen

Soul Screamers Volume One - Rachel Vincent
Across the Universe - Beth Revis

The Butterfly Clues - Kate Ellison
Jekel Loves Hyde - Beth Fantaskey
The Secret Year - Jennifer Hubbard

Riding the Universe - Gaby Triana
Illuminated - Erica Orloff
Derlirium - Lauren Oliver

Born Wicked - Jessica Spotswood
Switched - Amanda Hocking
Torn - Amanda Hocking

Posh and Prejudice - Grace Dent 
Epic Fail - Claire Lazebnik 
Girl Parts - John Cusick

Beautiful Disaster - Kylie Adams 
Upper Class - Hobson Brown, Taylor Materne, and CarolineSays 
Miss Educated - Hobson Brown, Taylor Materne, and CarolineSays 

Off Campus - Hobson Brown, Taylor Materne, and CarolineSays 
Crash Test -  Hobson Brown, Taylor Materne, and CarolineSays

For Review

Dark Frost - Jennifer Estep
The Summer My Life Began - Shannon Greenland
Torn - Ashley S. Morgan 

The City's Son - Tom Pollock
Torn - Stephanie Guerra

The White Oak - Kim White
Putting Boys on the Ledge - Stephanie Rowe
Ghost Crown - J. Gates and Charlene Keel

So there is my MAJOR hall of books. What did you get in your mailbox this week?
In My Mailbox is an idea created by the amazing Kristi of The Story Siren  

Friday, March 23, 2012

Cover Reveal: Taste by Kate Evangelista

Friday, March 23, 2012
So I am very pleased to be able to share with you all the cover for Taste by Kate Evangelista. I met Kate a few months ago when she interviewed me for a series she had done on bloggers. She's an amazing person and this book sounds like it's fantastic. So...drumroll is the cover for Taste, and the description.

At Barinkoff Academy, there's only one rule: no students on campus after curfew. Phoenix McKay soon finds out why when she is left behind at sunset. A group calling themselves night students threaten to taste her flesh until she is saved by a mysterious, alluring boy. With his pale skin, dark eyes, and mesmerizing voice, Demitri is both irresistible and impenetrable. He warns her to stay away from his dangerous world of flesh eaters. Unfortunately, the gorgeous and playful Luka has other plans.When Phoenix is caught between her physical and her emotional attraction, she becomes the keeper of a deadly secret that will rock the foundations of an ancient civilization living beneath Barinkoff Academy. Phoenix doesn’t realize until it is too late that the closer she gets to both Demitri and Luka the more she is plunging them all into a centuries old feud.

As a big fan of series like The House of Night and Vampire Academy series, I know that I am dying to get my hand on a copy of this book. A supernatural love story is always right up my alley, plus look at the cover. I have to say being the coverist that I am, this one looks pretty. Such a beautiful dress on a single girl, makes it look very appealing. I'd also like to thank Kate for giving me this opportunity to share such an exciting reveal with you all, and I hope you are as excited as I am to be able to read it. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Review: Bad Taste In Boys by Carrie Harris

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Bad Taste In Boys - Carrie Harris
Release Date: July 12th 2011
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 201
Overall: 5/5

Someone's been a very bad zombie. 
Kate Grable is horrified to find out that the football coach has given the team steroids. Worse yet, the steroids are having an unexpected effect, turning hot gridiron hunks into mindless flesh-eating zombies. No one is safe--not her cute crush Aaron, not her dorky brother, Jonah . . . not even Kate! 
She's got to find an antidote--before her entire high school ends up eating each other. So Kate, her best girlfriend, Rocky, and Aaron stage a frantic battle to save their town. . . and stay hormonally human.

Hot Boys, Zombies, and a strong female lead. What more could you want from a book? I was in love with this book from the very beginning, I can't lie.  A stunning cover with an amazing story line, Bad Taste in Boys is way more than a zombie filled horror read. Of course like I've mentioned a million times before, the cover really is what first drew me to this book. I mean come on, look at it, doesn't it make you want to pick it up and read it? But what really hooked me was the story.

I remember being in high school and what it was like to have a crush on the high school jock, who doesn't? So the fact that Kate is just a normal teenage girl in the same kind of position that I have found myself in, made her extremely likable. The book hooks you in by getting to the point right away and I really liked how easy it was to be able to understand what was going on.

Bad Taste in boys is a fast paced quirky read about a zombie plague infecting a school, and one girl's fight to save her friends, family, and love. The witty remarks alone are something that should make you want to read this book. I found myself laughing while reading it and getting weird looks from my parents, but those I'm used to. So I would highly recommend picking up this book, and I know I'm adding Bad Hair Day to my list to read, I mean come on more Kate and werewolves, sounds perfect to me.