Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone!! I would love to know what your plans for today are, what you plan to be dressing up as, what your favorite Halloween movie is, and what your favorite candy is.

Today I am going to a Halloween block party so that should be a lot of fun! I may also go trick-or-treating for cans with NHS. We will donate all the cans we get to St. Mary's food bank.

I will be dressing up as a princess!
I love Practical Magic (It's on on ABC family today).

I adore Nerds! My favorite are the strawberry ones.

How about you?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (13)

Waiting On Wednesday was created by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It's a weekly post for you to share what upcoming books you can't wait for!

February 1, 2011

From Goodreads:
My name is Meaghan Chase.

I thought it was over.That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Drag me away from the banished prince who's sworn to stay by my side. Drag me into the core of a conflict so powerful, I'm not sure anyone can survive it.

This time, there will be no turning back.

Why I'm Excited:

I am so in love with this series and I can't wait for more of Ash! So sad that this is the last book, though!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Awakened by P.C. and Kristen Cast Cover Reveal

From Goodreads:

At the start of Awakened, the pulse-pounding eighth installment of the bestselling House of Night series, Zoey has returned, mostly whole, from the Otherworld to her rightful place as High Priestess at the House of Night. Her friends are just glad to have her back, but after losing her human consort, Heath, will Zoey - or her relationship with her super-hot Warrior, Stark - ever be the same? Stevie Rae is drawn even closer to Rephaim, the Raven Mocker with whom she shares a mysterious and powerful Imprint, but he is a dangerous secret that isolates her from her school, her red fledglings, and even her best friends. When the dark threat of Neferet - who is coming closer and closer to achieving her twisted goal of immortality - and Kalona returns, what will it take to keep the House of Night from being lost forever, and what will one desperate girl do to keep her heart from being irreparably broken?

What I Think:
Love this cover! The guy on it is to die for! While I am starting to get a bit tired of this series, I will continue reading and buying them, if only for the pretty covers!

What do you think?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (12)

Waiting On Wednesday was created by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It's a weekly post for you to share what upcoming books you can't wait for!

From Goodreads:
Thought you loved Infinite Days? Well, just wait until you read the sequel and second book in the Vampire Queen trilogy, Stolen Nights.

Why I'm Excited:
I absolutely loved Infinite Days so I am so excited for Stolen Nights! Especially because of that cliffhanger ending and chapter 1 teaser from Stolen Nights!! I love the cover for this book! Gorgeous!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010


And the winner of Over the Moon by Diane Daniels is......


Congrats! I will be sending you an email soon!

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Review: Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

From Goodreads:
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't 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 at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch, or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine?

My Review:

I was expecting so much from the sequel to Hush, Hush but I wasn't expecting Crescendo to surpass it! It took me on a wild emotional roller coaster ride and I found myself thinking about Crescendo long after I finished it. There is so much at stake and there is never a moment where the action slows down!

Nora is one of my favorite heroines of YA. She is a very smart and reliable girl. Even though I found myself yelling at her for her actions, I understand why she did what she did. Nora goes through so much in Crescendo and makes many shocking discoveries. I found myself crying with her over her heartbreaking moments, and feeling my stomach drop when she was in a bind. I felt so connected with Nora that while I was reading Crescendo, I was Nora. Nora is an unbelievably strong girl and I really want to hug her after all that she has experienced. The revelations she makes in Crescendo change everything she has ever believed and bring up even more questions that are left unanswered.

Patch is the same as ever in Crescendo. Still infuriatingly sexy and stubborn. One moment I think I understand him, the next i'm shocked at his actions! A lot goes on between him and Nora and the problems start right away. I really wanted to jump in between the pages and knock some sense into them both. Communication is key but they are too involved to see that. I really want to say more about Patch and Nora but I don't want to give too much away!

Nothing was predictable in Crescendo. I was always scratching my head about who the bad guy was and what some of the characters were hiding. There were many times when I had to just close the book for a moment to reflect on the events that had just happened. It was all so hard to take in. The action was non-stop and my emotions were thrown out-of-whack! And the ending!! Talk about a cliff hanger. I am so happy that Becca Fitzpatrick signed on for a third book because I would just die if she left it off like that!

Crescendo is a must read for fans of Hush, Hush! If you haven't yet experienced this series, I highly recommend that you try it. This is one of my all time favorite series and I am in love with Patch and Nora! I am so excited for the third book, Tempest, and I am expecting it to be just as amazing as Crescendo and Hush, Hush.

My Rating:

5 Stars

Sunday, October 10, 2010

In My Mailbox (7)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren!

First of all, let me apologize for the lack of posts lately. School is keeping me busy and I have had a huge project that i've been working on the past few weeks that I have to finish by tomorrow. I also have the PSATs on Wednesday! =o But after this week, I should have more time for blogging so expect more posts soon!

Now it's time to show you what books I got this week!

Slayed by Amanda Marrone
Elixir by Hilary Duff

Ascendant by Diana Peterfreund

Thanks to:
Goodreads and Harperteen

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Follow Friday (10) and Book Blogger Hop (8)

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This weeks question:
What's your favorite beverage while reading or blogging, if any?
I don't usually drink anything while i'm reading. Actually, I really don't drink much at all. The only thing I drink often if water and that is during meals and before bed. I just am not a big drinker. =P

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (11)

Waiting On Wednesday was created by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It's a weekly post for you to share what upcoming books you can't wait for!

February 1, 2011

From Goodreads:
Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love -the deliria- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the governments demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.

Why I'm Excited:
I love dystopian love stories so I am so excited for Delirium! The premise sounds really interesting and I can't wait to see who it is that she falls in love with and why!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Teaser Tuesday (8)

Teaser Tuesday 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!
Solid by Shelley Workinger

"Watch and learn my brother. You can call me the Master of Attraction or just Master as long as you bow." Garret's confident retort to Jack was all cute, none cocky and I was glad for the deflection away from me. The two boys seemed to be hitting it off all well as Bliss and I were."

pg. 24

Friday, October 1, 2010

Review: Over the Moon by Diane Daniels and a Giveaway

Over the Moon by Diane Daniels
July 29, 2010

Received from Author for Honest Review

From Goodreads:
When seventeen-year-old Tiana moves to Hurricane, Utah, her comfortable world is turned upside down as she traverses the rough waters of adjusting to a small town and new school. Her father insists they were supposed to move here for some unknown, important purpose, and the voice in her head tells her not to argue. After resigning herself to being a miserable outcast, Tiana finds that she is not only accepted by most of the students at her new high school but is also the recipient of unwelcome attention from the opposite sex. But then she meets the mysterious Andrew Martin and is soon Over the Moon crazy about him. Andrew seems to be the perfect boyfriend: protective, tender, good with her parents, and a fabulous kisser. But he also has a few unusual qualities: an intuitiveness that borders on mind reading, a touch that seems to heal, and almost superhuman strength. Tiana marvels at his talents but doesn't seriously consider the implications until she can no longer ignore the clues: Andrew does not belong on Earth. When Andrew admits his true identity, Tiana enters a world previously unknown to her and is plunged into mortal danger as it is Andrew's sworn duty to combat evil, extraterrestrial villains who wish to invade Earth and enslave mankind. Join Diane Daniels for a romantic adventure in Over the Moon, which will take you to a world where the impossible comes to life."

My Review:
When I first came upon Over the Moon I was very excited to see that it was a romance with aliens in it. Since there aren't that many YA alien type books out there, I thought that this book had the potential to be a fun, original romance. I am very sorry to say that this was not the case. The story went way too fast and I didn't feel like anything was believable.

The first problem I had was with Tiana. She starts out feeling insecure about her looks and never stops, even when everyone around her keeps telling her how gorgeous she is and has tons of guys flocking to her, she still doesn't believe it. She should at least feel a little confidence in herself! It was very annoying to have her putting herself down on every page and it just made her very unlikeable. She was also very, very, very dense. When it is obvious that something is up with Andrew, her romantic interest, she puts it off as being peculiar and it takes her forever to figure out that somethings up. The romance progressed much too fast between Tiana and Andrew! Andrew starts calling her pet names after one dance and a couple of classes with her, which was way weird. Their "love" cam off as much too fake and it was very rushed.

Andrew was a very unlikeable love interest. He comes off as stalkerish and acts really creepy around Tiana. He is very one-dimensional and I couldn't see what Tiana saw in him. Sure, he has the hot, surfer looks but zero personality. This made it very hard to continue on with the story, as I really didn't care much about what happened with him and Tiana.

Over the Moon was like Twilight and Roswell combined together in a book, but not at all how I would expect a story like that to be. I loved Roswell and could see hints of it in the book, but Roswell had a much better romance and story. The elements from Twilight were very obvious, which made it very hard to get though the story. There are too many stories out there that try to be like Twilight.

I may have liked this book better had Over the Moon been better written. The writing was almost elementary and it was really off-putting. There were words that were over-used like"exceptionally" which was in there too many times to count. There was also a time when (the book is written in past tense) a sentence in present tense was thrown in, which just grated the editor in me! I think that it may have been a better story had the book been edited a few more times.

I really hate saying negative things about books and giving bad reviews, but I had to with this one. I know that the author worked very hard, but it would have been so much better had it gone though a few more edits. It had the potential to be such an amazing story, but it just wasn't pulled off well. Maybe others with like it better than I did, so I say give it a try if you really want to read a book about aliens, or are looking for a quick, easy read! You may just find it more satisfying than I did!

My Rating:

3 Stars

*With that being said, I will be giving away my copy of Over the Moon to one lucky commenter! If you win, please do come back and tell me what you thought. If you liked it, consider writing a review for it, as self-published authors need those reviews. I'm just sorry that I had to give it 3 stars. Giveaway ends on October 15 and please leave an email in your comment so I can contact you if you win. U.S. Only.*
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