Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday [#15]

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

Enshadowed (Nevermore #2)
Author: Kelly Creagh
Expected Publication: August 28, 2012

While Varen remains a prisoner in the dream-world, Isobel is haunted by his memory. He appears to her in her dreams and soon, even in her waking life. But is she just imagining it? Isobel knows she must find a way back to Varen. She makes plans to go to Baltimore. There, she confronts the figure known throughout the world as the Poe Toaster—the same dark man who once appeared to Isobel in her dreams, calling himself “Reynolds.” 

Isobel succeeds in interrupting the Toaster’s ritual and, in doing so, discovers a way to return to the dream-world. Soon, she finds herself swept up in a realm which not only holds remnants of Poe’s presence, but has also now taken on the characteristics of Varen’s innermost self. It is a dark world comprised of fear, terror, and anger.

When Isobel once more encounters Varen, she finds him changed. With his mind poisoned by the dream world, he becomes a malevolent force, bent on destroying all—even himself. Now Isobel must face a new adversary, one who also happens to be her greatest love.

So as many of you know based on my review that I absolutely loved Nevermore! I definitely cant wait for Enshadowed to come out! I have to know what happens to Varen!


Monday, November 28, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On My TBR List For Winter

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. It was created due to their love of lists.

This weeks topic is:
Top Ten Books On My TBR List For Winter

Ok, so my list is split in half. The first half is books that have either just been released or are going to be released this winter. The second half is books that are already out that I havent read yet that I plan on reading this winter!

1. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (12/06/11) - I don't think I even have to explain my excitement over this! I guarantee you I will buy this and have it read the week is comes out!

2. Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer (1/03/12) - EEEEPPP!! Another I'm super excited for. This is also another one I'll have bought and read the week it comes out!

3. A Million Suns by Beth Revis (1/10/12) - Ok, again. Same answer as 1 & 2. Lol.

4. Fallen In Love by Lauren Kate (1/24/12) - I'm one of the people who like the Fallen novels so I'm looking forward to this book with stories from it.

5. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins - So I really enjoyed Anna and the French Kiss so I definitely want to pick this one up as well.

6. Blood Red Road by Moira Young - I've heard some pretty good things about this so I'm definitely excited to check it out!

7. The Future Of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler - I've heard some pretty awesome things about this also so I'm excited to read it as well!

8. The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton - I have this checked out from the library for the next couple weeks so since some bloggers I know have given it some good reviews I want to check it out as well.

9. Delirium by Lauren Oliver - Another I'm super excited to finally check out! So many bloggers I know love this book and have nothing but good things to say about it so I'm definitely checking out what all the raving is about!

10. Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton - I've been interested in this book for some time now so since I finally have a copy for a bit I'm definitely gonna read it!


Teaser Tuesday [#16]

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! just do the following:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a random page
3. 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!)
4. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!

1. "No matter how I try to believe I don't need him to wake my draki, he proves me wrong every time."

2. "Maybe there's no separating need from want."

pg. 122 of "Firelight" by Sophie Jordan

1. "You call that a kiss?" "Yep."

2. "Okay, so I'm in shock the girl put my hand on her creamy cheek. Damn, you'd think I was on drugs by the way my body reacted."

pg. 84 of "Perfect Chemistry" by Simone Elkeles

Sunday, November 27, 2011

2012 YA Contemporary Challenge

Ok, so I think we've established how much I love challenges lately so I'm adding yet another challenge to my list. (But if you've noticed most of my challenges go hand in hand with each other so my books can go for multiple challenges). So the 2012 YA Contemporary Challenge is hosted by Katie @ Katie's Book Blog & Angela @ Reading Angel.

Rules: 
You can read any contemporary YA novel that is published between January 1, 2012and December 30, 2012 but you must read them in 2012! (All formats accepted: paperback, ARC, e-book)

Levels: 
Level 1: 5+ books
Level 2: 10+ books
Level 3: 15+ books
So I'm aiming for Level 3: 15+ books. And just so you guys have an idea of what I plan to read I'll post the starting of my list (I guarantee it will grow before next year is over): 
If you wanna sign up for the challenge go HERE!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

In My Mailbox [#16]

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren where we share new books we bought, received, won etc.

Won:
So I've been waiting for this to come in and I'm so excited that it finally did! Now I have my own copy finally! But let me tell you how it came in. So it came in sometime between Monday and Wednesday this week but I didn't get it until Friday. Here's why, apparently the mailman/ups guy whoever it was went to the wrong house and went to my neighbors instead. When my neighbors told the guy it belonged to me the mailman/ups guy didn't feel the need to bring the package to my house or my mailbox. He just felt the need to toss it over my back fence instead. So my dad found the package on Friday in the back yard. Now, here's where I got lucky. It rained Thursday night but the rain only soaked the cardboard packaging and NOT the book. So the book ended up being perfectly fine. But I'm really pissed with the mailman/ups guy who just tossed the package over my back fence where we wouldn't know it would be. 

 Library Haul:

What's in your mailbox?

TBR Intervention Challenge [#7]


TBR Intervention is a weekly challenge hosted by Dani@RefractedLight, Anayami@Whatever You Can Still Betray & April@Books4Juliet

The goal of this challenge is to help each other (fellow readers and bloggers) manage our enormous and constantly growing TBR (To-Be-Read) List. The rules are simple and everyone is encouraged to participate. It does not force you to commit to more than what you can manage to read in a week or so, but participants are encouraged to read at least one book within a week. You are free to choose the book you want to read and commit to this challenge. You may post your entry every Saturday, at the frequency of your choice--EVERY WEEK or EVERY TWO WEEKS. However, we will sponsor this event regularly every Saturday.

Here are the rules:

1. Post the book(s) you committed to read in your last TBR Intervention post and tell us something about it. Did you finish it? Did you enjoy it or not? Post the link to your review (if you have one).

2. Post a book that you want to read and already own. Pick something that has been sitting on your shelf for too long now (6 months or longer). Commit to read the book in the next couple of days or week.

3. Grab the TBR Intervention Button and post it on your blog sidebar so you will be constantly reminded of the challenge, making it easier for you to commit. This will also encourage other readers/bloggers/visitors to join the challenge.

4. Add the link to your post in the Linky below and make sure to visit the other blogs. Comment, encourage, and spread the love to our fellow readers. 

Last weeks TBR book:
Firelight 
Author: Sophie Jordan

So I didn't finish my book this week. It's my first time not finishing the book. So here's what happened. I had been reading The Name Of The Star on and off so I decided to sit down and finish that. Then since I finally got my hands on a copy of Anna and the French Kiss I read that because I've been dying to read it. And then I decided to finally finish reading my Galley of Tempest. So I didn't get to start Firelight until Thursday night. I got up to page 40 and then went to sleep. So then on Friday i ended up doing Black Friday shopping with my mom and then around 3pm I ended up going out and hanging out with my best friend and my lil bro (he's not actually my lil bro, we've just known each other so long that he's like my lil bro). I haven't really hung out with him much so when he asked me to hang out I was in no way saying no. So yeah, even though I didn't finish my TBR book I still had a productive week in reading. So I'll post links to my reviews of The Name Of The Star and Anna and the French Kiss so you have proof I wasn't just slacking off. Lol. Oh, and if you're wondering, my review of Tempest will be up sometime in December. I should have Firelight finished in the next week for sure so I'm not gonna choose a new book for this week. 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Follow Friday [#15]

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Its a way to get out there and meet new bloggers and discover new blogs. :)

Q.  It's Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. so we wanted to know what you are thankful for - blogging related of course! Who has helped you out along the way? What books are you thankful for reading? 

First of all I am thankful for the whole entire book blogging community! I've enjoyed blogging a lot more than I thought I was gonna all because of you guys! You all are so friendly and welcomed me from the moment I started getting myself out there! You guys are just so amazing and I'm so happy to be a part of this wonderful community with you all!

Now to mention a few bloggers I'm thankful for :)

April @ Books 4 Juliet: April you're awesome! You have definitely become one of my closest blogging friends! I always look forward to your comments on my blog! You always have nice things to say! And those comments always make me smile! Not to mention I love reading you're posts! I know I still don't comment as much as I should on your blog but I'm working on it! Not to mention I always look forward to Saturdays (because of TBR Intervention) because I love the group we have so far for it! It may be small but we are all so supportive of each other and without you, Dani & Anayami we wouldn't have it! (Just a note to everyone who hasn't checked out Aprils blog: DO IT!!!! It's awesome!) (And you should check out TBR Intervention, Just saying!) And thanks for adding me to Starbooks! I'm really enjoying being a part of that group! :)

Sam @ Books For All Seasons: Sam, you're awesome as well! I look forward to you're comments also! You're comments make me smile as well! Not to mention I love our conversations on Twitter! We may not have long conversations on Twitter but I enjoy them nonetheless! You have definitely become on of my closest blogging friends as well!

You both have supported me and my blog and I'm so thankful for that! You guys are two friends I'm definitely glad I made through blogging! :)

I also want to give a special shout out to Kristi @ The Story Siren! When I first started my blog I was EXTREMELY thankful for your blog help pages! I was so new to blogging and those pages definitely helped me out! I'll admit it, I still even refer to them now if I have a question about anything. :)

To all my other followers and future followers, I love you guys also and look forward to your comments as well! Every comment makes me smile and I don't know what I would do without each and everyone of you! I'm thankful for all of you!

Books I'm thankful for reading this year:
These are all books that have made the jump to my favorites shelf this year because they had such a big effect on me!

TGIF is hosted by Ginger at GReads. Theres a weekly question and then we do a re-cap of the weeks posts.

Q. When You're Not Reading: What occupies your time when your nose isn't stuck in a book?

Um, lets see. Right now for me its trying to find a job! Besides that there's hanging out with my besties, texting, facebook, twitter. OOOHHH! Listening to music & singing. Besides reading and writing singing is my passion! I love listening to and singing along to my music!

Weekly Recap: 
Review: Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
TBR Intervention Challenge [#6]
In My Mailbox [#15]
Teaser Tuesday [#15]
Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Authors I'd Love To Have At My Thanksgiving Feast
Waiting On Wednesday [#14]
Review: The Name Of The Star by Maureen Johnson
Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! And to those of you who dont celebrate it Happy Thursday!

I wanna start off with being thankful for my friends and my family (and those friends that are like family). And since were speaking of family and friends like family I'm extra happy this year because in the past 3 months a friend of mine (whose like my little brother) came back into my life. We've know each other for over half of each others lives (10+ years) and we ended up getting disconnected from each other for a while. In the past 3 months we've started talking and hanging out again. So I'm very thankful to have my Lil Bro back in my life again!

I'm also very thankful for my blog and my followers and all the friends I've made through my blog! You guys like seriously make my day with your comments and support and everything! You all have made having a blog so amazing! Like I seriously dont know what I'd do without all of you now. Lol. So I'm very thankful for meeting you all and for all of you I'll be meeting in the future.

Recap of my day: I helped with the cooking, though I mostly helped make the pies (OM NOMS!). When I wasn't helping cook I was reading. Around 4PM my family went over to my grandmas. I got to see my grandpa (who I don't see much except around the holidays, even though I live close to my grandparents. (I'm just never really over at their house much)). That made me really happy. We all enjoyed our meal and while my mom and my uncle were putting the food away my grandpa asked for a piece of pie. Now none of us really get to eat pie except around the holidays so as soon as he got his piece of pie his eyes lit up and he smiled so big. Now, he smiled when he saw all the family and me and my little sis especially, but the moment he got his piece of pie he just lit up. That made my day, because I love seeing my grandpa smile! So overall I had an awesome thanksgiving!

Have a great day everyone!

Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French Kiss
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Publisher: Dutton
Publication Date: December 2, 2010
Pages: 372
Source: Paperback from Library

Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris - until she meets Etienne St. Clair: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home.

As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near - misses end with the French kiss Anna - and readers - have long awaited?


Review: Let me get this out of the way before I begin. EEEEPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this book! Like, this book just jumped up to the top of my faves list! This book is absolutely amazing! The whole time I was reading this book I was either laughing, squealing (mostly at Anna & Etienne (yes, I will refer to him by his first name) moments), grinning like crazy or getting mad. I even cried at one point. I just couldn't get enough of this book! So I wanna start of with Paris. AHHHH! Paris, France! I love any book that takes place in Paris!!! I'm a bit french myself so I'm always a fan of Paris being the setting of a book! I also liked the friends Anna made in Paris. (We all know who I'm talking about, Mer, Josh etc.) They were pretty cool and they seemed overall like good friends. I didn't like though what Anna's best friend back in Atlanta did to her.

On to what I'm just dying to talk about!!!! Anna and Etienne!!!! I couldn't get enough of these two!!! They were just so dang cute!!! There are some thing that were painfully obvious even at the beginning, like how much they liked each other! I mean come on, from the first moment they really shared it was obvious. Then as the book went on it was even more painfully obvious that they were falling in love with each other. I loved how they seemed to get closer and closer as the book went on. I mean I was like giggling and smiling so much reading moments between them and then I'd get so pissed when Etienne would run off to Ellie. But then I'd forgive him next time he shared an adorable moment with Anna again! I couldn't hate the guy!!!! Lol. I loved how Etienne would defend Anna and be there when he needed her. I mean he was seriously like the perfect dream guy any one could ask for. I mean, I'll admit I had a crush on him just from reading about him. Lol. I must say I absolutely LOVED the ending!!!! I mean I was crying at the end because I was so happy that Anna and Etienne were finally together!!!!!!!

I would recommend this to anyone who wants to read an amazing contemporary that will have you laughing, crying, screaming and smiling. Oh, and to anyone who enjoys a good story about falling in love. :D

5 Stars!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Review: The Name Of The Star by Maureen Johnson

The Name Of The Star (Shades of London #1)
Author: Maureen Johnson
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons (Putnam Juvenile)
Publication Date: September 29, 2011
Pages: 372
Source: Hardcover from Library

The day Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London marks a memorable occasion. For Rory, it's the start of a new life at a London boarding school. But for many, this will be remembered as the day a series of brutal murders broke out across the city, gruesome crimes mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper events of more than a century ago.

Soon "Rippermania" takes hold of modern-day London, and the police are left with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. Rory spotted the man police believe to be the prime suspect. But she is the only one who saw him. Even her roommate, who was walking with her at the time, didn't notice the mysterious man. So why can only Rory see him? And more urgently, why has Rory become his next target? In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, full of suspense, humor, and romance, Rory will learn the truth about the secret ghost police of London and discover her own shocking abilities.

Review: I honestly wasn't sure about reading this with the whole Ripper thing about it. I'm glad I read it though. I really enjoyed it and the details of some of the murders didn't freak me out like I thought they would. I wanna start off with Rory. I felt like she was a fairly strong main character! I really enjoyed being in her head, learning about her family and all of that stuff. I really loved being in her head when she was playing hockey. I'm just like her, I'm not big on sports so I felt her pain of having to play one everyday. I also really enjoyed being in her head around Jerome, especially when she couldn't figure out exactly what they were to each other or how they felt.

Now on to being able to see ghosts. If I was Rory, I would have freaked out over the news and the reality of being able to see ghosts. Especially when she was able to see the Ripper!!!!! I'd freak out over that as well. I found the ghost police interesting though. I mean come on, there was an actual squad specifically for hunting ghosts. Who wouldn't find that interesting?!? Also, I found how you came into having the sight fairly interesting as well, and how it didn't happen to everyone. To the Ripper! I was completely understood why Rory flipped out so much about it. She saw The Ripper! And because of that he set his sights on her as a target. I'd be worried if she wasn't flipping out. I'd be scared if I was the target of a killer! What Rory and the rest of the squad with the sight found out about the Ripper. Wow! I totally didn't see what we found out about the ripper coming.

I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants a good modern day ripper story and who wants a good suspenseful story!

5 Stars!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday [#14]

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

Girl Of Nightmares
Author: Kendare Blake
Expected Publication: August 7, 2012

In this follow-up to Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas begins seeing Anna everywhere: sometimes when he’s asleep, and sometimes in waking nightmares. But something is very wrong. These aren’t just daydreams. Anna seems tortured, torn apart in new and ever more gruesome ways every time she appears.

Cas doesn’t know what happened to Anna when she disappeared into Hell, but he knows she doesn’t deserve whatever is happening to her now. Anna saved Cas more than once, and it’s time for him to return the favor.


I really enjoyed Anna Dressed In Blood and I'm really interested in seeing where the story goes next. 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Authors I'd Love To Have At My Thanksgiving Feast

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. It was created due to their love of lists.

1. Suzanne Collins
2. Scott Westerfeld
3. Simone Elkeles
4. Maggie Stiefvater
5. L.J. Smith
6. Cassandra Clare
7. Veronica Roth
8. Andrea Cremer
9. Tahereh Mafi
10. Melissa Marr

BONUS!!!
11. Ally Condie
12. Stephanie Perkins
13. Maureen Johnson
14 & 15. P.C. & Kristin Cast


Teaser Tuesday [#15]

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! just do the following:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a random page
3. 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!)
4. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!

1. "I can now confirm that the body of a man has been found on Davenant Street, in a small private car park."

2. "Witnesses who found the body say that the victim had a wound to the neck."

pg. 90 of "The Name of The Star" by Maureen Johnson

1. "Today is the first official day of assuming the role of my seventeen-year-old self."

2. "Damn, this sucks!"

pg. 82 of "Tempest" by Julie Cross*

*Quotes from ARC/Galley of book and are subject to change in final copy

Saturday, November 19, 2011

In My Mailbox [#15]

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren where we share new books we bought, received, won etc.

Library Haul:

 Library Haul Cont.:

So as you can tell I found a ton of AMAZING books that I've been DYING to read at my library finally! I'm super excited about my library haul this week!

TBR Intervention Challenge [#6]


TBR Intervention is a weekly challenge hosted by Dani@RefractedLight, Anayami@Whatever You Can Still Betray & April@Books4Juliet

The goal of this challenge is to help each other (fellow readers and bloggers) manage our enormous and constantly growing TBR (To-Be-Read) List. The rules are simple and everyone is encouraged to participate. It does not force you to commit to more than what you can manage to read in a week or so, but participants are encouraged to read at least one book within a week. You are free to choose the book you want to read and commit to this challenge. You may post your entry every Saturday, at the frequency of your choice--EVERY WEEK or EVERY TWO WEEKS. However, we will sponsor this event regularly every Saturday.

Here are the rules:

1. Post the book(s) you committed to read in your last TBR Intervention post and tell us something about it. Did you finish it? Did you enjoy it or not? Post the link to your review (if you have one).

2. Post a book that you want to read and already own. Pick something that has been sitting on your shelf for too long now (6 months or longer). Commit to read the book in the next couple of days or week.

3. Grab the TBR Intervention Button and post it on your blog sidebar so you will be constantly reminded of the challenge, making it easier for you to commit. This will also encourage other readers/bloggers/visitors to join the challenge.

4. Add the link to your post in the Linky below and make sure to visit the other blogs. Comment, encourage, and spread the love to our fellow readers.

Last weeks TBR book:
Nevermore
Author: Kelly Creagh

So I finished this! I actually read it Thursday night into Friday. I finished it in less than 24 hours! I loved it! I'm really happy I finally got around to reading it before returning it to the library! Well, I'm gonna leave it at that and let you guys read what I thought about it in my review. Review: Nevermore by Kelly Creagh







This week I'm committing to read:
Firelight 
Author: Sophie Jordan

Summary from Goodreads: 
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 is 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 a 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 an ancient divide. 

I've had Firelight on my shelf since my B-day in September. I've been really wanting to get to it but I just havent put it in my schedule. Well, I am now! I'm done staring it down but not picking it up and reading it. Lol. Its coming off the TBR shelf this week!

Review: Nevermore by Kelly Creagh

Nevermore (Nevermore #1)
Author: Kelly Creagh
Publisher: Atheneum
Publication Date: August 31, 2010
Pages: 542
Source: Hardcover/Library

Cheerleader Isobel Lanley is horrified when she is paired with Varen Nethers for an English project, which is due—so unfair—on the day of the rival game. Cold and aloof, sardonic and sharp-tongued, Varen makes it clear he’d rather not have anything to do with her either. But when Isobel discovers strange writing in his journal, she can’t help but give this enigmatic boy with the piercing eyes another look.

Soon, Isobel finds herself making excuses to be with Varen. Steadily pulled away from her friends and her possessive boyfriend, Isobel ventures deeper and deeper into the dream world Varen has created through the pages of his notebook, a realm where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life.

As her world begins to unravel around her, Isobel discovers that dreams, like words, hold more power than she ever imagined, and that the most frightening realities are those of the mind. Now she must find a way to reach Varen before he is consumed by the shadows of his own nightmares.

His life depends on it.


Review: I absolutely loved this book! First of all, I absolutely LOVED all the Edgar Allen Poe in this book. I personally love Edgar Allen Poe myself, and even did a research paper on him in 8th grade! Also, let me put it in here that this book was so good that I finished it in less than a day! 543 in less than a day!!!! So I really enjoyed the whole story. I really wanna talk about Varen first! OMG! I dont know if it's just me or what but he sounds so hot! I've always kind of liked guys that sound like him so I like got this immediate crush on Varen when I was reading! I really liked the whole not knowing much about him. It made you want to read more so you could find out about him. I also really liked how he read books! You cant go wrong with a guy that actually reads books! 

Now for Isobel & Varen. I really liked them together. Even though they were never officially together. Lol. I loved how even when Isobel didnt know him that well after first getting assigned to work with him she still stuck up for him. Thats a big move for someone whose popular. I also really really liked when Isobel dumped Brad. I'm sorry. He was just way too obnoxious and in your face for my liking. Not to mention he got in Varens face for talking to Isobel. Uh, they were working on a project together! They kind of HAD to talk. I thought it was really stupid that everyone flipped out on Isobel for hanging out with Varen. I've hung out with people that weren't in the same "clique" as me and nobody flipped out like that. I mean seriously.

Now, the whole thing with the shadows. I thought that the shadows being based out of Edgar Allen Poe's works was so creative! I'll admit I probably wouldnt have thought of doing something like that. At first I couldnt figure out why the shadows just suddenly started appearing to Isobel. Then as the story went on it started making sense. I never really liked Reynolds. I always felt there was something shady about him and in the end, I was pretty much proven right. The end, I was sad with what happened at the end. But now I can't wait for Enshadowed to come out to see what happens next! 

5 Stars!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Follow Friday [#14]

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Its a way to get out there and meet new bloggers and discover new blogs. :)

Q. Letter to Santa: Tell Santa what books you want for Christmas!

Oh... This could turn into a very long list...

Lets start with books I've read but dont have my own copies of: 
  • Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
  • Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake
  • Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
  • Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Only The Good Spy Young by Ally Carter

Books I really want that I havent read: 
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  • Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
  • The Lying Game by Sara Shepard
  • Hereafter by Tara Hudson
  • You Against Me by Jenny Downham
 
Books that have just recently or are coming out soon:
  • Clockwork Prince by Cassandra 
  • The Pledge by Kimberly Derting
  • The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler
 (this isnt even half my list, lol)

TGIF is hosted by Ginger at GReads. Theres a weekly question and then we do a re-cap of the weeks posts.

Q. Giving Thanks: Which books are you most thankful for receiving from other bloggers, friends, family members, or publishers?

First of all, I'm thankful to HarperCollins for the ARC of Shatter Me I won. I was beyond happy to get it. I'm also thankful to my parents for getting me Nightshade & Wolfsbane for my b-day a couple months ago. They knew I was eying those books so much. 

Weekly Recap:
TBR Intervention Challenge [#5]
Review: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
In My Mailbox [#14]
Review: Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
The Hunger Games Official Movie Trailer!
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