Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday [#28]

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

Masque Of The Red Death
Author: Bethany Griffin
Expected Publication: April 24, 2012

Everything is in ruins.

A devastating plague has decimated the population. And those who are left live in fear of catching it as the city crumbles to pieces around them.

So what does Araby Worth have to live for?

Nights in the Debauchery Club, beautiful dresses, glittery make-up . . . and tantalizing ways to forget it all.

But in the depths of the club—in the depths of her own despair—Araby will find more than oblivion. She will find Will, the terribly handsome proprietor of the club. And Elliott, the wickedly smart aristocrat. Neither boy is what he seems. Both have secrets. Everyone does.

And Araby may find something not just to live for, but to fight for—no matter what it costs her.


Ok, first of all, this is based on Edgar Allen Poes story of the same name and I love Edgar Allen Poe's works so I'm very excited to see how this is done. Second, I've heard nothing but amazing things about this from people who have got ARCs of it. Third, the cover looks absolutely amazing. I'm super excited for this! 

What are you waiting on?

Teaser Tuesday [#29]

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. "You listen," she said slowly. Her forearm pressed on my neck, making it hard to breathe."

2. "I am leaving here in exactly one minute. If you know what's good for you, you'll go back to the celebration and pretend you never saw this."

pg. 9 of "Eve" by Anna Carey

Saturday, February 25, 2012

In My Mailbox [#29]

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:
DVD:
  • Breaking Dawn Part I

Ok, so I gots this pretty a couple hours after I made the video but I just had to share it with you guys cuz its so beautiful!
 It's a pretty necklace with a B on it! My boyfriend got it for me! :D He surprised me with it. :)

    TBR Intervention Challenge [#20]

    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:
    The Iron King
    Author: Julie Kagawa

    I really enjoyed this book!!! It definitely lived up to all the hype! I'm so happy I finally got started on this series!! :D Ok, so I'm pretty busy today and I'm writing this post very quickly in between what I'm doing so that also means I havent typed up my review. BUT if I finish all I have to do early then maybe a little bit later I can write it up for you guys and post the link. Sound good? :) 

    Oh, and to everyone whose excited for my review of Hex Hall I have great news! I found another copy of Demonglass at my other library this week so I'll be able to read it and get both reviews up for next week! I'm excited I didn't have to wait too long to get another copy! :)


    This week I'm committing to read: 
    Daughter of Smoke and Bone
    Author: Laini Taylor

    Summary from Goodreads:
    Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

    In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.

    And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

    Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages—not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out.

    When one of the strangers—beautiful, haunted Akiva—fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?
     
    Ok, I've been DYING to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone for like EVER now. Even though I just got a copy only like 3 weeks ago I cant wait any longer to read it!!!! Lol. 
     
    Good luck to everyone with there TBRIC this week! :)
     
    Oh, and do any of you like the Firelight series by Sophie Jordan, or Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey? Cuz the Covers for Hidden (Firelight #3) and Glass Heart (Cold Kiss #2) were revealed this week and if you havent seen them I'll post the links for both cover reveals! (They are really pretty FYI!). Feel free to drop by them and tell me your thoughts on the covers!
     
     
    Anyways, be back later, hopefully with enough time to share my review with you guys! :)

    Friday, February 24, 2012

    Cover Reveal: Glass Heart by Amy Garvey

    The sequel to Cold Kiss! I think this cover is beautiful and definitely goes well with Cold Kiss's cover! I think I like this cover more than Cold Kiss. Now, I haven't read Cold Kiss yet but from what I've heard about it, it sounds like something I would like, so I have it checked out from the library right now.

    The expected publication of Glass Heart is October 2012

    What do you guys think about the cover? Let me know in the comments! :)

    Follow Friday [#28]

    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. Activity!!! Take a picture or describe where you love to read the most...
    So this is an older pic but ya... My Bed!!! I love reading on my bed! Its just so comfortable for me.
     And not to mention it has a bookshelf behind it, so I keep all the books I'm currently reading close by.

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

    Q. Required Reading: Which book from your school days do you remember reading and enjoying? Is there a book published now that you'd like to see in today's curriculum for kids?

    Lets see... Like Ginger I really loved reading The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton when I was in school. I liked it so much that I own the book and the dvd of it. Lol. This was probably the only book throughout high school I really got into and loved. 

    I definitely think The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins should be in today's curriculum! Maybe even Divergent by Veronica Roth or Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. I think teachers should be reading dystopians with their classes to show the students what could happen to our world if it fell into the wrong leaders hands or if it was destroyed completely and you let certain people rebuild it. (And no guys I'm not going to post links for those books to goodreads this time... I'm too tired to do it and I'm kinda posting my Follow Friday post way late anyways.)


    Weekly Recap: 

    Thursday, February 23, 2012

    Review: Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

    Bittersweet
    Author: Sarah Ockler
    Publisher: Simon Pulse
    Publication Date: January 3, 2012
    Pages: 378
    Source: Hardcover/Library

    Once upon a time, Hudson knew exactly what her future looked like. Then a betrayal changed her life, and knocked her dreams to the ground. Now she’s a girl who doesn’t believe in second chances... a girl who stays under the radar by baking cupcakes at her mom’s diner and obsessing over what might have been.

    So when things start looking up and she has another shot at her dreams, Hudson is equal parts hopeful and terrified. Of course, this is also the moment a cute, sweet guy walks into her life... and starts serving up some seriously mixed signals. She’s got a lot on her plate, and for a girl who’s been burned before, risking it all is easier said than done.

    It’s time for Hudson to ask herself what she really wants, and how much she’s willing to sacrifice to get it. Because in a place where opportunities are fleeting, she knows this chance may very well be her last...


    Review: OMG! I absolutely loved this book! Ok, first of all, with all the talk of cupcakes throughout the book it made me seriously hungry! I mean all those different flavors being described... YUM! I'm so tempted to go to the store and get some cupcakes after reading this. Lol. This book was absolutely amazing! It was my first Sarah Ockler book and I must say I definitely enjoyed it! I really enjoyed her writing! From the moment I started reading the book I didn't want to put it down because well a) I was really enjoying the story and b) the writing was just amazing and it kept me pulled in and wanting more. I have to say, I have mad appreciation for all the hard work Hudson put into her cupcakes! I mean I love to bake, my friends compliment me in my baking all the time but I don't think I could bake that much. Hudson has mad baking skills! Lol. 

    Josh... Lol. I thought it was just the cutest thing how Josh and Hudson started talking after literally crashing into each other skating. Ok, I'm not trying to be mean or anything here but you would have had to be a fool to not notice Hudson falling for Josh. I mean the way they looked at each other, how they would make each other music mixes, how Hudson usually clammed up around him despite her best efforts not to. Lol. It was so adorable! I mean you could totally tell they were falling for each other even when they might not have noticed it themselves. I absolutely loved the ending between them! I knew right from the start Hudson's "relationship" if you could call it that with Will wasn't going to last. I mean ya she liked him, but she was constantly thinking about a certain other someone when she was with him. I think Hudson put too much on her plate. She had work, the cupcakes, coaching the hockey team, practicing for her skating competition, watching her little brother. She had way too much going on and so much suffered because of it, especially her relationship with her bestie. I hated seeing her and Dani fight though they came out okay in the end, and I was glad to see Hudson and Kara talking again after so many years. I was also happy to see that even though Hudson bailed on her mom when she needed her and then after getting to the skating competition, deciding if she really needed to do it or not, made up for her mistakes in the end. She got the whole town to go down to the restaurant which kept her moms business alive. Even though Hudson made a few mistakes along the way she realized them at the end and tried to fix them. And that made the ending perfect! 

    I'd definitely recommend this to others... Especially if you like cupcakes!!!! :D

    Have you guys read Bittersweet? If so what did you think about the book? Let me know in the comments!! :)

    5 Stars!

    Tuesday, February 21, 2012

    Waiting On Wednesday [#27]

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

    Social Suicide (Deadly Cool #2)
    Author: Gemma Halliday
    Expected Publication: April 24, 2012

    Twittercide [twit-er-sahyd]: the killing of one human being by another while the victim is in the act of tweeting.

    Call me crazy, but I figured writing for the Herbert Hoover High Homepage would be a pretty sweet gig. Pad the resume for college applications, get a first look at the gossip column, spend some time ogling the paper's brooding bad-boy editor, Chase Erikson. But on my first big story, things went...a little south. What should have been a normal interview with Sydney Sanders turned into me discovering the Homecoming Queen-hopeful dead in her pool. Electrocuted while Tweeting. Now, in addition to developing a reputation as HHH's resident body finder, I'm stuck trying to prove that Sydney's death wasn't suicide.

    I'm starting to long for the days when my biggest worry was whether the cafeteria was serving pizza sticks or Tuesday Tacos...


    I read Deadly Cool last week and I loved it!!! It was fun yet completely mysterious read. I enjoyed it way more than I expected to and now I'm dying to read Social Suicide!!! 

    What are you waiting on? 

    Monday, February 20, 2012

    Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I'd Save If My House Was Going To Be Abducted By Aliens (Or Any Other Disaster Struck)

    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 I'd Save If My House Was Going To Be Abducted By Aliens (Or Any Other Disaster Struck)

    1. Divergent by Veronica Roth - This is one of my fave books ever, no way would I leave this behind for a gruby little alien to steal.

    2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - Same reason as #1, and seriously, in general, who would leave this book behind?!? It's amazing!!!!

    3. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins - Another one of my fave books and I'd have to save this because it's my go to contemporary and my comfort book!


    4. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (Signed Copy) - Ok, first of all, I absolutely adored this book. Second, and alien wouldn't know anything about how to respect a signed copy of a book. Lol.

    5. Hallowed by Cynthia Hand - I love the Unearthy series so freakin much, and since I dont own Unearthly, but I do own Hallowed, saving Hallowed would be the second best thing.

    6. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green - Again, another signed copy and it's John Green! JOHN GREEN!!! Who wouldn't save a John Green book???

    7. Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler - I'm currently reading this and I just cant imagine not owning a copy of this. I'd definitely have to save it.

    8. Eve by Anna Carey - I just like this book too much to let something bad happen to it.

    9. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor - I just finally got a copy of this, no way would I let it go after months and months of pining for it and just getting it recently.


    10. Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan - I just really really like this book.

    Teaser Tuesday [#28]

    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. "Aphrodisiacs are quiet potent, aren't they?" Madame says, reaching into a lantern and snuffing the flame with her finger and thumb."

    2. "Yes, you can put on quite a show." She's looking at me when she adds, "Men will pay great money to see what they can't touch."

    pg. 61 of ARC of "Fever" by Lauren DeStefano

    1. "In three years of baking for Hurley's Homestyle Diner in Watonka, New York, I've never met a problem a proper cupcake couldn't fix."

    2. "And while I haven't quite perfected the recipe to fix my father, I'm totally on the verge."

    pg. 9 of "Bittersweet" by Sarah Ockler

    Review: Goliath by Scott Westerfeld

    Goliath (Leviathan #3)
    Author: Scott Westerfeld
    Publisher: Simon Pulse
    Publication Date: September 20, 2011
    Pages: 543
    Source: Hardcover/Library

    Alek and Deryn are aboard the Leviathan when the ship is ordered to pick up an unusual passenger. This brilliant, maniacal inventor claims to have a weapon called Goliath. it can end the war. But whose side is the inventor really on? While on their top-secret mission, Alek finally discovers Deryn's deeply kept secret. Not only is Deryn a girl disguised as a boy ... she also has feelings for Alek. The crown, true love with a commoner, and the destruction of a great city all hang on Alek's next and final move. The thunderous conclusion to Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan series.

    Review: I thought this was a great ending to the series! I read this book in half a day it was so good. I cant believe the passenger they had to pick up. I was like seriously shocked when we found out who they were picking up. I mean s if they hadnt gone through enough with all that happened in the Ottoman Empire and then they have to pick up this specific passenger! I mean if I was one of the people on board the Leviathan when they found out who exactly they were picking up I could definitely seeing the words "are you kidding me" or "wth" running through their minds. Not to mention how because of him they ended up going through a bunch of stuff, like going to America, and getting attacked when they wouldn have had to if they didnt have to pick up that passenger. Who knew one guy could cause so much trouble?!?!

    Alek learned Deryn's secret!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!! And he kind of figured it out on his own, with help thanks to a newspaper article. I cant believe how he handled it at first, I mean, ya, she lied about being a girl but other than that she was a great friend and mostly truthful with him. Just because she was a girl shouldnt have changed that. I was very happy closer to the end when he realized that! OMG! There was so much action at the end! Stopping Goliath from being used, stopping the Germans from an attack on Goliath!!! AHHH! Just so much happening. I must say though, I was very satisfied with the ending! Especially with what Alek decided to do about being the heir to the throne and with how things ended for him and Deryn!!

    5 Stars!

    Cover Reveal: Hidden by Sophie Jordan

    Jacinda was supposed to bond with Cassian, the "prince" of their pride. But she resisted long before she fell in love with Will—a human and, worse, a hunter. When she ran away with Will, it ended in disaster, with Cassian's sister, Miram, captured. Weighed down by guilt, Jacinda knows she must rescue her to set things right. Yet to do so she will have to venture deep into the heart of enemy territory.

    The only way Jacinda can reach Miram is by posing as a prisoner herself, though once she assumes that disguise, things quickly spiral out of her control. As she learns more about her captors, she realizes that even if Will and Cassian can carry out their part of the plan, there's no guarantee they'll all make it out alive. But what Jacinda never could have foreseen is that escaping would be only the beginning....

    Loyalties are tested and sacrifices made in the explosive conclusion to Sophie Jordan's Firelight trilogy.


    So, I like this cover. I like that its darker than the others! And the synopsis sounds amazing as well! I'm very excited for Hidden!!! And guess what?!?!?!?! It comes out three days after my 19'th birthday (Hidden comes out on September 11, 2012)(My birthday is September 8)! It may be a couple of days after but I know what I'll be treating myself to for my birthday! Lol. :) 


    What do you all think about the cover? Tell me in the comments! :D

    Saturday, February 18, 2012

    In My Mailbox [#28]

    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: 
    You have no idea how long I've waited to finally get my hands on Chain Reaction and Vanish! I've been trying to get my hands on them for months now. Lol.

    Netgalley:
    You guys have no idea how excited I was to see I got accepted for this! :D Thanks Random House & Netgalley!

    Whats in your mailbox?

    TBR Intervention Challenge [#19]

    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:
    Hex Hall
    Author: Rachel Hawkins

    So I finished the book! I enjoyed it! But remember how I was going to read Demonglass right after it? Well, yet again, someone put a hold on it. I dont get it, why do people have to suddenly put a hold on a book when I have it??? It seems to be happening a lot lately. Lol. So I'm gonna hold of posting my review on Hex Hall until I'm able to get Demonglass again so I can post my reviews together like I planned. 








    This week I'm committing to read:
    The Iron King
    Author: Julie Kagawa

    Summary from Goodreads:
    Meghan Chase has a secret destiny; one she could never have imagined.

    Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school or at home.

    When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change.

    But she could never have guessed the truth - that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face; and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.
     
    Ok, so I waited until I owned the entire series to start this because so many people love this series and I didnt want to be stuck in a frenzy trying to get the next one. Lol. So last month I finally bought The Iron Knight so I finally own the whole series and I can finally start it! I'm excited to get into another great Fae series!  

    Review: Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld

    Behemoth (Leviathan #2)
    Author: Scott Westerfeld
    Publisher: Simon Pulse
    Publication Date: October 5, 2010
    Pages: 485
    Source: Hardcover/Own

    The behemoth is the fiercest creature in the British navy. It can swallow enemy battleships with one bite. The Darwinists will need it, now that they are at war with the Clanker powers.

    Deryn is a girl posing as a boy in the British Air Service, and Alek is the heir to an empire posing as a commoner. Finally together aboard the airship Leviathan, they hope to bring the war to a halt. But when disaster strikes the Leviathan's peacekeeping mission, they find themselves alone and hunted in enemy territory.

    Alek and Deryn will need great skill, new allies, and brave hearts to face what's ahead.


    Review: Amazing! I loved this! The action picked up like tons in this book! I read it literally in half the time it took me to read Leviathan. I couldn't put the book down! There was so much action going on that I couldn't put it down because I had to know what was happening. Seriously, I stopped reading to go get some breakfast and had to pick it back up immediately when I got back. Lol. First of all, the secrets, or hidden plans, or things that just weren't told! So many things! I mean it was like you'd learn one thing and then another one bigger than that would be outed and added even more drama and interest to the story. Normally I don't like lots of secrets or secret like things being revealed one after the other but it worked so well in this story. It made you want to read more and more! The way the secrets were revealed just played into the story being that much better! Not to mention, the two biggest secrets, Alek being a Prince, and Deryn being a girl were almost outed a couple of times and it kept me on my toes wondering if one of them was about to be in trouble. Ahhh! This is why Scott Westerfeld is one of my favorite authors! Just when I think his writing couldn't be any better I'm blown away by the latest thing I've read by him! I love writers than can blow you away with their work even when you think they cant get any better than they already have. :D

    Now back to the book! Lol. The Ottoman Empire! I didn't know what to expect when the Leviathan got their but it wasn't what actually happened! I definitely wasnt expecting to find the Germans having way more control than people thought. I mean it was made obvious that even though they were supposed to be a neutral power who had more control. The Germans. I mean just with the way people were treating them you could tell that it wasn't as friendly to the Darwinists as they were to the Clankers. I was scared for both Deryn and Alek when they weren't aboard the Leviathan! I mean at least on the Leviathan the crew tried to be friendly with Alek and his people. The people in Istanbul were just rude to them all around! Not to mention it showed what side they were leaning towards at the end with what they had built! I'm so glad Deryn, Alek and their allies we're able to destroy what was built before it could do a lot of harm! If you liked Leviathan then I highly suggest you pick up Behemoth! :)

    4 1/2 Stars!

    Friday, February 17, 2012

    Review: Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday

    Deadly Cool (Deadly Cool #1)
    Author: Gemma Halliday
    Publisher: Harper Teen
    Publication Date: October 11, 2011
    Pages: 303
    Source: Paperback/Library

    Hartley Grace Featherstone is having a very bad day. First she finds out that her boyfriend is cheating on her with the president of the Herbert Hoover High School Chastity Club. Then he's pegged as the #1 suspect in a murder. And if that weren't enough, now he's depending on Hartley to clear his name. Seriously? Not cool.

    But as much as Hartley wouldn't mind seeing him squirm, she knows he's innocent, and she's the only one who can help him. Along with her best friend, Sam, and the school's resident Bad Boy, Chase, Hartley starts investigating on her own. But as the dead bodies begin to pile up, the mystery deepens, the suspects multiply, and Hartley begins to fear that she may be the killer's next victim.


    Review: I really enjoyed this book! I loved the mystery! Ok, lets start from the beginning. It must have sucked so much for Hartley to find out her bf was cheating on her. I mean that would piss me off and to make it worse with the pres of the chastity club! And then to find her dead in his closet? Wow! Hartley is really strong first of all. I don't think I'd be able to handle all that, even if I knew he wasn't the killer. Now that all that's said. I knew from the beginning Josh wasn't the killer because everything seemed to conveniently placed for him to be. And second of all, I don't think Josh would be stupid enough to hide a dead body in his closet even if he did kill her. Everything was to conveniently set up for me to believe it, but as for an idea as to who really did kill her I didn't have a clue. I loved the mystery, I really did. Until the end I really couldn't figure out who the true killer was. I mean Hartley had some good suspects but I just couldn't see any of them being the real killer. I loved how she teamed up with Chase to find the real killer. It was so much fun seeing them get along, then not get along and then get along again. Lol. I couldn't believe who the real killer was at first! I didn't suspect her throughout most of the book but then when everything came out and things were explained I totally could see it. I'm surprised I didn't suspect them sooner, normally I would.

    Chase... I'll admit I'm one to like bad boy types like him so I really enjoyed reading about him and Hartley. Lol. I thought it was so funny how she thought he was so bad but when she got to know him she realized he's not that bad at all. That's why I always give people a chance, you don't know how someone is until you get to know them. Not to mention, its always the people you think are bad that are usually the nicest to you. Chase was trying so hard to help Hartley and be a friend and she kinda took it for granted in the beginning. But I'm glad she came to senses at the end and started being an actual friend to Chase. Now for the good stuff... OMG! The scene in Chase's bedroom! I had a very good vision of what was going on and I liked it. Lol. Especially the image of his abs! Mmmm... Lol. Again, I reinstate my fact, I like bad boys. Lol. They're hot! 

    Have any of you read Deadly Cool? And did you like it? Let me know!

    4 1/2 Stars! 

    Thursday, February 16, 2012

    Follow Friday [#27]

    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. I like unique name for characters and am looking forward to coming up with some when I start writing. What's the most unique character name you've come across? 

    Um. I can right of the top of my head think of two. Renier (from Nightshade) and Katniss (from The Hunger Games). I honestly had never heard them before I read those books and I love how unique they are.


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

    Q. Book Blogger Pride: What do you take pride in when it comes to blogging? 

    I take pride in my entire blog. I put so much time and work into and I'm proud of it. I've worked hard to make my blog successful and keep it that way. I also take pride in my reviews. I spend a lot of time on them, some of them it takes me like days to make sure it says everything I want it to say and in the way I want it to be said. 

    I'm also proud of the friends I've made through blogging. It's so awesome to be part of such an amazing community of people and I'm proud to call so many of you friends now. :)

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