Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Like To Switch Places With For 24 Hours (6)

This weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This weeks Top Ten is:
CHARACTERS I'D LIKE TO SWITCH PLACES WITH FOR 24 HOURS

The reason I picked Clary first might be pretty obvious. I just like to have a full on make out session with Jace. Yep. Not even going to lie about it. Admitting that you have a problem is the first step to recovery right? LOL. Besides, she is pretty BA and awesome. She also has red hair like me and has a pretty great friend Simon. I would love to be her for a day. (yay! for Lily Collins! I approve of this casting decision, just fyi!)


Yes, I picked Tessa too. *Sigh* I really do have a problem. Also I would want to be Tessa (besides the obvious reasons like Will/Jem) is because she is so smart and loves to read. I also would love to see Victorian London and try to figure out the mystery behind the Clockwork army. (if there ever is a movie Nina Dobrev needs to play her! Just omg. it would be sooo good!)

3. Sydney Sage (Bloodlines Series)
Sydney has to be one of my all time favorite female characters ever. I can relate more to her and I ever could to Rose from the Vampire Academy. I would also act totally different from how Sydney does so I would confuse everybody like Jill and Eddie. That would be fun. It would also be fun to flirt with Adrian! :D (I really don't know who would play Sydney if there ever would be a movie but I think the actress that plays Rebekah from Vampire Diaries would be a good pick!)

This has to be one of my favorite books that I have ever read and I usually don't like contemporary that well but this book just stole my heart. I would also just love to meet Cricket. He is so lovely. I would love to see all of her crazy costumes and pick one out myself. If you guys hadn't read this book yet, I highly suggest you do! (I typed this on google images, does anyone know who this actres is? It looks like a pretty good Lola. what do you guys think? Yay or Nay?)

5. June Iparis (Legend)
She is just so kick ass and brave. It would be awesome to just be her and use all of her fight skills and beat people up. I am so excited for the next book to see what will happen between her and Day. Also the author of this Marie Lu is so cool! I follow her twitter and love her updates! This is a great series! (I have no idea to pick an acterss for her. Does people have someone in mind who should play her in a movie or something? I like this drawing of her though!)

6. Kylie Galen (Shadow Falls Series)
I love these books so much! I am so happy that the author decided to continue the series and not stop at just three books. If you have read these books, you know how funny and awesome they are. Kylie has such a great sense of humor and has two best friends that are both a vampire and witch. Plus she has a hot half-fae and werewolf pack leader fighting over her. I would also love to see Shadow Falls, which a camp for teens that are supernatural. It would just be so cool! (I couldn't really think of anyone to play Kylie either. So I thought maybe Alison off of PLL would be pretty good. She fits the physical discription plus she can act really well. What do you guys think?

7. Tris Prior (Divergent Series)
Yes, I picked Tris from Divergent. I would not want to live in this society at all, but I would like to live in Tris' body for a day. She is just so bad and DIVERGENT! She also has a hot boyfriend so that helps.I would like to see Chicago divided up into the five factions and see how different society is. (i just want taissa farmiga to play tris so much! I think she would do a very good job and I loved her in American Horror Story as Violet, but I know there a few that don't like her for the pick. Who do you like for Tris?)

8.  Hermione Granger (Harry Potter Series)
Why would I not want to be Hermione and see freaking Hogwarts for a day? But that would just make me depressed though when I would have to leave, but whatever, it would be worth it. Also to have Harry and Ron as your best friends, uh, yes please! (Also isn't this picture of Emma Watson so adorable! I found out and just had to use this one for my post! I love it!)

9. Puck Connolly (The Scorpio Races)
The Scorpio Races was probably one of my favorite reads this year. There was just something about this world that is so captivating. It is a beautiful coming of age story and it's about horses! Horses! There really needs to be more books about them. Plus Puck is so tough and brave. I don't know if I would had the guts do half of what she did. (I honestly have no idea to pick for Puck, but I stumble across somebody saying that they think Molly Quinn would be a good pick so I decided to go along with that, but I really have no idea.)


10. Bella Swan (Twilight Saga)
Yeah, I know I picked Bella. But I don't really care the books are still good and I really do like them. I mostly picked Bella because I would just love to see the Cullens in person and also Edward and Jacob. (maybe something a little bit random but what is going on with Kristen cheating on Rob, oMfG! LOL.)

Monday, July 30, 2012

My Love/Hate Relationship with Pretty Little Liars

Hey guys! If you hadn't watch the T.V. Show or read the books I wouldn't suggest reading this. There may be some spoilers!

 I thought that I would do something a little bit different today. I want to tell you about my Love/Hate Relationship with Pretty Little Liars and see if any of you feel the same way that I do. A lot of you probably know what Pretty Little Liars is. There is a hit T.V. show on ABC Family and the best selling book series by Sara Shepard. The T.V. show started the summer of 2010. I knew that there was a popular book series, but hadn't got the chance to read them yet. I remember watching the first couple episodes and loving it so much! The whole concept was interesting and I liked the whole idea of A. My friends and I would always talk about who are favorite pretty little liar was (mine is Hanna) and who we thought A. is. We would get so frustrated at times that we even looked it up on Wikipedia to see who A. was in the books even though we hadn't read them. Then there was a statement that the T.V. show would be different from the books. So my friends and I would try to figure out who else could possibly be A.


There is a lot of problems that I have with the T.V. show. We are now on season three and I still enjoy it but usually after every episode I feel underwhelmed and disappointed. They make each episode look like there is going to be some big revelation and there usually isn't. For example, in one of the previous episodes we found out that Lucas had the pills that were in Emily's alcohol but there was never nothing that happened after that. Can someone please tell me why they didn't confront Lucas? I wouldn't just sit around and not do anything if I found out something like that. It was like the girls just forgot about it. This is getting so annoying. Also I am sick and tired of Mona being in the crazy house if we aren't going to get any answers. Hanna and Aria went there to visit her in the last episode and I thought for sure that Mona would tell them something but she didn't. All she did was lead them to some random website. It is just getting so frustrating. There needs to be something big happen or I am going to start hating the show even though I really don't want too.


My favorite character is Hanna Marin. I just love her so much. The relationship between her and Mona this season has been one of my favorite things to watch. I just wish the show would explore it more. I also really like Spencer this season which I am surprised about because I didn't like her that much in the beginning. I am having some problems with Aria this season. I find her relationship with Ezra to be boring, but I am somewhat intrigued because his family is suppose to show up in one of the upcoming episodes.

Then I have problems with the book series, even though I enjoy them better than the T.V. show at this point. I finally sat down and read them last year because I thought maybe I would get answers from the books because I wasn't getting any from the show. I really like the books but I think that Sara Shepard is dragging the story out a little bit. I just did finish book eleven and it is getting somewhat old, but I contuine to read them because I just can't stop.

I hope this post wasn't confusing or boring. It's just that I love Pretty Little Liars but sometimes I hate it at the same time. Hopefully there will be some kind of revelation or answer happen soon. It's just getting so old and they can only do so much with A. blackmailing them. There needs to be questions but also answers at the same time. Do any of you feel this way? If you do leave a comment. I would love to discuss it!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunday Showcase (4)


Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea. It was inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren. For more information about how this feature works and how to join, click here.

From Library:

Something Like Normal - Trish Doller
Reunited - Hilary Weisman Graham
My Life Next Door - Huntley Fitzpatrick

Sadly, I didn't get to go shopping for any books this week. I am sort of on a book buying ban since I have so many in my TBR pile right now. But I just couldn't resist these books when I went to the library to work on some homework this week. I am so excited to read these and work on my 2012 Debut Author Challenge. I have heard great things about all of these, especially My Life Next Door.

Post a comment and tell me what books you got this week!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Slide - Jill Hathaway

Title: Slide
Author: Jill Hathaway
Release Date: March 27th, 2012, Hardcover
Publisher: Balzer + Bray (HarperCollins)
Group: Young Adult Literature
Rating:
 
Vee Bell is certain of one irrefutable truth—her sister’s friend Sophie didn’t kill herself. She was murdered.

Vee knows this because she was there. Everyone believes Vee is narcoleptic, but she doesn’t actually fall asleep during these episodes: When she passes out, she slides into somebody else’s mind and experiences the world through that person’s eyes. She’s slid into her sister as she cheated on a math test, into a teacher sneaking a drink before class. She learned the worst about a supposed “friend” when she slid into her during a school dance. But nothing could have prepared Vee for what happens one October night when she slides into the mind of someone holding a bloody knife, standing over Sophie’s slashed body. Vee desperately wishes she could share her secret, but who would believe her? It sounds so crazy that she can’t bring herself to tell her best friend, Rollins, let alone the police. Even if she could confide in Rollins, he has been acting off lately, more distant, especially now that she’s been spending more time with Zane.

Enmeshed in a terrifying web of secrets, lies, and danger and with no one to turn to, Vee must find a way to unmask the killer before he or she strikes again.
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I really enjoyed Slide. It was a super quick read and had a lot of great mystery. I loved the idea of "sliding" that Vee had. It was unique and not something that you read often about in Young Adult literature. The main character Vee is easily relatable. She is one of those main characters that you just get along with. I could see Vee and I being friends in real life. I also loved her pink hair and her crazy obsession with 90s rock music! The other characters are great too. I enjoyed her best friend, Rollins. You could easily predict what would happen between the two of them, but it didn't bother me that bad. I am excited for the next book to see what will happen between them.

The writing is unique and sometimes chilling. I had no idea who the murderer was at all and totally didn't see it coming. I felt like it was a little farfetched, but I still enjoyed it. We also have quite a few suspects as we wonder who is the actual murderer and I thought it was this one guy, but I was totally wrong and I loved it. I liked how Jill Hathaway didn't make it easy to guess.

I am so excited for the next book! This was a great debut author book for my challenge. One of my favorites so far this year! I recommend it if you are looking for a great mysterious quick read!

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Follow Friday (7)

This is a weekly theme hosted by Parajunkee's View & Alison Can Read.

Q: Summer Reading. What was your favorite book that you were REQUIRED to read when you were in school?

I picked two books for this! The required book I had to read in 9th grade was To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I just loved this book so much. It was one of the books that made me want to start reading more. The required book I read in 11th grade was The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien. This book took a little while to get into but it was just amazing. I didn't think I would like it because its about these soldiers during Vietnam, but it was so good. The writing was so beautiful. I loved it.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (19)

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.

Dance of Shadows
-Yelena Black
Release Date: December 24th, 2012

Curtains up on a deliciously dark new YA trilogy from the creators of Lauren Kate’s Fallen.

Vanessa Adler isn’t so sure she really belongs at the School of American Ballet. But dance runs in her family. It’s been a part of her life for as long as she can remember. Her grandmother and mother were prima ballerinas, and her older sister Margaret was, too. That is, until Margaret mysteriously disappeared from school three years ago. Vanessa is heir to the family’s gift and the only person who can fulfill her sister’s destiny. She has no choice.

But she never could have guessed how dangerous the school is. The infamous choreographer, Josef, isn’t just ruthless with his pupils, he guards a sinister secret, one in which the school’s dancers—prized for their beauty, grace, and discipline—become pawns in a world of dark, deadly demons.

My thoughts: I just love this cover so much! The book just sounds so good. I am a ballet dancer and just can't wait to see all the things the author will pull into this! I just wonder what the choreographer is hiding. It sounds a little bit like the Black Swan but with a different story. Definitely excited for this one!\
Do you guys plan on reading this?

Monday, July 23, 2012

Where It Began - Ann Redisch Stampler

Title: Where It Began
Author: Ann Redisch Stampler
Release Date: March 6th, 2012, Hardcover
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Group: Young Adult Literature
Rating:
 
Sometimes the end is just the beginning.

Gabby Gardiner wakes up in a hospital bed looking like a cautionary ad for drunk driving—and without a single memory of the accident that landed her there. But what she can recall, in frank and sardonic detail, is the year leading up to the crash.

As Gabby describes her transformation from Invisible Girl to Trendy Girl Who Dates Billy Nash (aka Most Desirable Boy Ever), she is left wondering: Why is Billy suddenly distancing himself from her? What do her classmates know that Gabby does not? Who exactly was in the car that night? And why has Gabby been left to take the fall?

As she peels back the layers of her life, Gabby begins to realize that her climb up the status ladder has been as intoxicating as it has been morally complex... and that nothing about her life is what she has imagined it to be.
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Where It Began by Ann Redisch Stampler is about a girl named Gabby Gardiner who wakes up in a hospital bed after she crashed her boyfriend's midnight blue car into a tree on Songbird Lane. Her head is smashed in and can't remember any of the details of that night. She assumes that it is her fault, but once her friends and boyfriend start acting weird and distancing themselves from her she starts to discover that things are not what they seem.

This book sounded so interesting. I had been excited to read this book since I first discovered it on Goodreads about a year ago. Then the cover got released and some positive reviews started popping up and I was for sure that I would be in love with this book. Maybe my expectations were just too high for this book, because this book isn't bad at all. It has great storytelling and the writing is wonderful and poetic! You can definitely tell that Ann Redisch Stampler spent a lot of time on this and had everything detail and thought planned out.

The problem for me with this book was the main character. I could just not relate with Gabby at all. She was obsessed with her "boyfriend", Billy Nash, and honestly I just couldn't see the appeal of this whole relationship till the end of the story. It was a quote her mother said towards the very end of the book and I could actually see why Gabby was so in love with Billy. Billy is such a player and I could see right through him at the very beginning. So when Gabby complains and whines and goes on and on about how perfect he is; I basically wanted to smack my head on a wall. Gabby talks about a time when her mother, got her hair redone, her eyebrows waxed, her eyelashes dyed, and a completely new look. She looks so different that Billy Nash, the golden boy, notices her. At first I didn't like how the story was playing at, but it started to grow on me. This relationship with Billy is what I consider self-destructive and abusive. Even though Billy never really hit her, he manipulative her so bad that I even I feel bad for Gabby.

Gabby has some weird parents. There is her mom who goes on shopping sprees and is never at home. Then there is her dad that is an alcoholic. At first I did not like her parents at all, but as the story progressed is it weird that I started to like them? I especially started to like John, her dad. Her friends, Lisa and Anita, were great. They were probably the only characters that I liked in the whole book. Then there is Andy and Andie. Don't even get me started about these two. I could probably go on a rant about how much I didn't like them. I don't know who is worse Billy Nash or the Andy’s!

The concept and the plot were great, but I think the downfall for me was the characters. It was sometimes painful to read about these characters that I just didn't like or feel any connection too. I didn't think the story was predictable, but the pacing was slow. It took me quite a while to get into the story and understand it. The ending is the part where Gabby's character actually shines and you finally see some character development. Overall, I enjoyed the book but the characters were such a letdown. I am looking forward to reading more by this author; she has a unique writing style.

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sunday Showcase (3)


Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea. It was inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren. For more information about how this feature works and how to join, click here.

Bought:

Tiger Lily - Jodi Lynn Andserson
Between the Lines - Jodi Picoult & Samantha van Leer
Anna Dressed in Blood - Kendare Blake
This Is Not A Test - Courtney Summers
The Ask and the Anwser (Chaos Walking, #2) - Patrick Ness

I went on vacation during this week so of course I went shopping for some books! I am really looking forward to reading all of these. I still have yet to read the first book in the Chaos Walking series, The Knife of Never Letting Go, but I know that I will love it so I went ahead and bought the second book. I am so excited to read Courtney Summers book. I just adore her so much and her books never fail to make me love them. I also can't wait to read Tiger Lily since I am a huge Peter Pan fan. I love Peter and Wendy, but I am interested to see this.

Post a comment and tell me what books you got this week!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Update!

Just to let you guys know that I won't be posting anything this week because I am going on vacation with my family. We are leaving Sunday morning and coming back home on Thursday. I am so excited! After this week everything should get back to normal with posting. I do plan to go shopping so expect a big book haul when I get back. I do plan to take two books with me: Slide by Jill Hathaway and Dreamless by Josephine Angelini. I know that I probably won't get both of them read but it's always nice to read in the car when it gets boring. So I hope you all have a great week!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Fracture - Megan Miranda

Title: Fracture
Author: Megan Miranda
Release Date: January 7th, 2012, Hardcover
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Group: Young Adult Literature
Rating:
 
Eleven minutes passed before Delaney Maxwell was pulled from the icy waters of a Maine lake by her best friend Decker Phillips. By then her heart had stopped beating. Her brain had stopped working. She was dead. And yet she somehow defied medical precedent to come back seemingly fine. Everyone wants Delaney to be all right, but she knows she's far from normal. Pulled by strange sensations she can't control or explain, Delaney finds herself drawn to the dying. Is her altered brain now predicting death, or causing it?

Then Delaney meets Troy Varga, who recently emerged from a coma with similar abilities. At first she's reassured to find someone who understands the strangeness of her new existence, but Delaney soon discovers that Troy's motives aren't quite what she thought. Is their gift a miracle, a freak of nature-or something much more frightening?
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I really loved this book. I knew from the first chapter that this was going to be one of my favorites this year. I have yet to read a good 2012 Debut Author book for my challenge this year and I have finally found one that I just love! Fracture is very creepy and dark at times and I liked it!

It's the beginning of December and Delaney Maxwell and her best guy friend Decker are heading to school. Delaney and Decker start walking across this frozen lake but Delaney falls through. She was under water for eleven minutes. Everybody thought for sure that she would die but Decker saved her life. The real story then starts with Delaney waking up in the hospital and coming to turns with what has happened.

I really enjoyed Megan Miranda's writing style. It was smooth and quick to read. I am really impressed and jealous of her ability to make you fall so in love with a world and characters with this just being her first book. She is really descriptive of the cold winter and sometimes I would laugh to myself because it is currently 95 degrees outside. I would suggest reading this during the winter that would make the whole storytelling even better.

The main characters Delaney, Decker, and Troy were great. I loved the surprising twist that the author threw in with Troy. I was not expecting for it to end the way that it did. I am glad that this book wasn't a love triangle. For everyone that thinks this book has this is wrong. Delaney does become interested in Troy for a little bit, but that quickly dismissed. It is mostly about Delaney and Decker's relationship with each other. Delaney was really likable and I felt like I would be similar if I went through such an experience as she did. I loved her friend Decker! He was the best and I just couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next with him. I am satisfied with the ending between Delaney and Decker.

Overall I really loved this book! I recommend it for everybody who wants a quick paranormal read, even though the paranormal element isn't that much. It is mostly just about Delaney's "gift" after she wakes up out of a coma. I am so EXCITED for the next book! I can't believe that Megan Miranda is writing another one! However I do not want to wait until 2014 and I also have heard that it is going to be a companion novel. Are you guys as excited as I am? I need some more Decker!

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Versatile Blog Award

I have got nominated for another blog award! I am so excited! I got nominated for the Liebster Blog Award around six times! I haven't heard of the Versatile Blog Award yet. Thank you so much The Book to my Heart! I really appreciate and feel honored that you nominated me for this award!

Here are the Rules:
  • Nominate 15 fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging.
  • Let the nominated bloggers know that they have been nominated for this award.
  • Share 7 random facts about yourself.
  • Thank the blogger who has nominated you.
  • Add the Versatile Blogger Award to your post.

Seven Random Facts:
  1. I have taken Ballet classes since I have been three years old. I love it!
  2. I was the only girl in my high school that had the name Olivia. I felt pretty unique!
  3. I have a slight addiction to Tumblr. I could spend hours on there. Bad habit.
  4. Some of my favorite foods are Chicken, Spaghetti, and Biscuits.
  5. The only sports that I like is Basketball and Softball.
  6. Most of the clothes I own are dark colors like black, gray, navy blue, and dark purple.
  7. I like old fashion TV shows like the Walton's, Andy Griffith, and I Love Lucy. I just love the past!
Blogs I'm nominating:
I am also only nominating five other blogs. I'm sorry if you already have received this or don't accept awards!

Follow Friday (6)

This is a weekly theme hosted by Parajunkee's View & Alison Can Read.

Q: What drove you to start book blogging in the first place?

I started book blogging once I discovered bloggers like Chapter Chicks, The Story Siren, Chick-Lit Teens on Goodreads. I thought that it looked fun and I wanted to join in on it too. I use to have a really old blog called Olivia's Bookshelf years ago, but never kept it up so I deleted it. I started this as a fresh start and I have been enjoying it a lot more. I started this blog last November after I read Matched by Ally Condie and just had all these book feelings! The book feels usually happen after you read a book that just makes you feel every emotion under the sun. So I thought to myself that I would make a blog and talk about it. So here I am! I hope to be around for a long time! This is a big hobby of mine and I love it!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Queen of Kentucky - Alecia Whitaker

Title: The Queen of Kentucky
Author: Alecia Whitaker
Release Date: June 12th, 2012, Hardcover
Publisher: Little Brown Books
Group: Young Adult Literature
Rating:
 
Fourteen-year-old Kentucky girl Ricki Jo Winstead, who would prefer to be called Ericka, thank you very much, is eager to shed her farmer's daughter roots and become part of the popular crowd at her small town high school. She trades her Bible for Seventeen magazine, buys new "sophisticated" clothes and somehow manages to secure a tenuous spot at the cool kids table. She's on top of the world, even though her best friend and the boy next door Luke says he misses "plain old Ricki Jo."

Caught between being a country girl and wannabe country club girl, Ricki Jo begins to forget who she truly is: someone who doesn't care what people think and who wouldn't let a good-looking guy walk all over her. It takes a serious incident out on Luke's farm for Ricki Jo to realize that being a true friend is more important than being popular.
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Did you know that the author of this book, Alecia Whitaker, is from Cynthiana, Kentucky? Did you also know that I live about an hour away from there? Crazy! I could just relate to this book so much. What Alecia Whitaker wrote was so relatable and so true for this area of the country.

The story is about an all country farm girl Ricki Jo, but please call her Ericka if she is at school. She is fourteen years old, lives on her father's farm, and her best friend Luke Foster lives just right down the street. This coming of age novel talks about all the things a girl wants to happen once she enters High School. Ricki Jo wants to be popular and fit in with the cool crowd, but can she still be herself and not change to fit in with the popular crowd?

I just loved this book so much! I could relate so much to Ricki Jo at parts in the book. My dad was also a Tabaco farmer, but quite once there was a big buy out which is just what Ricki Jo's dad did also. I live on a farm with cattle, crops, and barns. So I just got really into the story. Ricki Jo lived in a town that isn't too different from mine. The author uses a lot of references that I could understand.

I also really enjoyed the characters. Ricki Jo is friends with a bunch of mean girls, but at the end you really see redeeming qualities in them all. My favorite character was Luke and he really held the book together at times. While there relationship was perdictable, I just couldn't wait to see what was going to happen with them in the end. I am glad that Ricki Jo's friend Mackenzie turned out to be a true friend. I really liked her at the beginning and thought that she was nice to Ricki Jo when the other girls weren’t. Ricki Jo is relatable to me because there have been a lot of times that I have been in the same position as her. I never really fit in at my high school and I remember putting up with mean comments, just to say that I have friends. But I never had as good as friend as Luke. Ricki Jo is lucky! I also loved all her funny commentary; there were parts when I was laughing out loud. I also just got to say I love Kentucky! It is so beautiful and I love how the author you a lot of descriptive language to describe their farm and how farm life was.

Overall, The Queen of Kentucky has a very good message that I think everybody should take the time to read. I would recommend this to any girl that is in middle school. I really enjoyed it and glad that I had it down in my 2012 Debut Author Challenge. I really wish that the author would write another one. There is so much that could go on with these characters! I also just want to read more about Ricki Jo and Luke! Along with Mackenzie and Candace.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Once Upon a Read-a-Thon: Mini Challenge (3)

It's the last day of the Once Upon a Read-a-Thon. So sad! This post is a mini-challenge I am doing for the Read-a-Thon. This challenge is being hosted by The Reader Bee and it's about what is your most anticipated book for 2012.

Q: What is your most anticipated book for 2012?

City of Lost Souls (TMI, #5) - Cassandra Clare
Insurgent (Divergent, #2) - Veronica Roth

I was so excited for these books! I remember counting down the days for them since they came out only a week apart. I just loved Divergent when I read it and the same goes for the Mortal Instrument Series. They are great books if you haven't already checked them out.

Once Upon a Read-a-Thon: Mini Update (2)

The second day of the Once Upon a Read-a-Thon is over and I'm pretty much failing majorly. Haha. It's just that I got so much school work and I have to get ready for vacation. I thought that I would do a mini update and tell you guys where I am at with my goals and what books I am reading at the current moment.


  Finished:                Currently Reading:

I finished The Queen of Kentucky by Alecia Whitaker and currently reading Fracture by Megan Miranda. I am about sixty pages into currently but plan to read more before I go to bed tonight! It is already so good and I'm loving it. It is dark and creepy! I am glad that I am getting books on this Debut Author Challenge out the way.

So how are you guys doing on the Once Upon a Read-a-Thon? Hope that you are reading lots of good books and meeting all of your goals! 

Waiting on Wedneday (18)

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3)
-Cassandra Clare
Release Date: March 19th, 2013

In Clockwork Princess, Tessa and her companions travel all over the world as they race to stop the clockwork army before it’s too late. As Jem’s health worsens alarmingly and his friends search desperately for a cure, can Tessa choose between the two boys she loves—even if it means never seeing the other one again?

My thoughts: JUST Oh My Gosh! It has a COVER! It is just perfect! I love Tessa's dress! The background! Just everything! I also love how they have her wearing the Clockwork Angel pendant! JUST Oh My Gosh. I am just going to die when I read this book. It will end in heartbreak. I just know it. What do you guys think of this cover? Do you like it or not?
Do you guys plan on reading this? (Like I even got to ask! lol).


Monday, July 9, 2012

Once Upon a Read-a-Thon: Mini Challenge (1)

It's the first day of the Once Upon a Read-a-Thon. This post is a mini-challenge I am doing for the challenge. This challenge is being hosted by IB Book Blogging and it's about new book covers being released!

Q: What is your favorite cover that has been revealed this summer and why? Post a link or picture of the cover if you want.


The Madman's Daughter - Megan Sheperd

JUST OMG. The Madman's Daughter looks so gorgeous and creepy at the same time! I cannot wait to read it. Also Boundless just looks so pretty! I love how it matches the other two books in the series and it's pink! Yay!

Q: Do you rely on the cover to help you choose whether you want to read a book or not?

I hate to admit this, but yes I do rely on covers too much. I have had trouble with that also. I didn't like the cover for Divergent by Veronica Roth and that just made me not want to read it, but once I did read it I felt so stupid. That book is AWESOME. So yeah, I have learned my lesson since then. I don't really judge a book by it's cover anymore. Or try to at least. Lol.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Once Upon a Read-a-Thon

Yay! I am participating in the Once Upon a Read-a-Thon that is hosted by Lori from Pure Imagination, Angela from Reading Angel, and Candance from Candance's Book Blog

This Read-a-Thon is for three days, Monday July 9th - Wednesday July 11th. I will be posting updates on my blog and twitter! I really hope that I will be able to do well in this. This is my first Read-a-Thon and wouldn't you know that I have a five page essay due on Tuesday. Sigh. However, I will read whenever I have free time and the next three days. So I might not be on goodreads that much. *cries* I have an addiction to goodreads.

Books I plan to Read:


The Queen of Kentucky - Alecia Whitaker
Slide - Jill Hathaway
Fracture - Megan Miranda

Wish me luck! I have already started the Queen of Kentukcy and really like it so far! I picked Slide and Fracture because they are both small books. Hehe, don't judge me! :) Post a comment if you are also participating in this! I will post an update tomorrow once I start!
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