Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Dysoptian Week #1 ~Recommendations

Dysoptians?

Dysoptians are literally the types of books I love to read!!! :) It's so interesting and strong character makes everything AMAZING! For dysoptian week, I'll be doing reviews, my fav's, and some really interesting things! :D

Here are some great,amazing books I Recommend to read(pick them up the library,bookstore,swap meet anywhere!) :}
    



 The Knife Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
(A complex,purely amazing book! Though I didn't read it.
o_0 )


Across the Univers by Beth Revis
(A sci-fi,dysoptian read and a secret mystery
 Stunning!)


Wither by Lauren DeStefano
(A dysoptian society where you knew excatly
when you would die? P.S I didn't read it but I
heard great thing!! :)









   
The Hunger Games by Suzzane Collins
(Literally a timeless classic for me!) 

     
Divergent by Veronica Roth
(A Rival to the Amazing Hunger Games! But which
one is better? Read them?)


Pick One Out and Read it! Support Dysoptians!!






 




Monday, August 29, 2011

Cover of the Week #11

I love this cover and it may be one of the BEST! Captivate by Carrie Jones is way better than the Need cover!,right?
So what love about this cover, is the golden eye make up on Zara's and a golden-colored tear drop-representing the pixie dust is really MESMERIZING!
I'm actually reading it right now, and I have to say it has both a great story and cover!
Definetly try out Need then, Captivate even thought the Need cover seems to creepy..... :D




5 Balloons!




Thursday, August 25, 2011

Dysoptian Week!!!

I really wanted to do a big event for The Bookshelves, so I came up with "Dysoptian Week", featuring everything in the YA Gerne that's a dysoptian novel!

 I personally love dysoptian and if you not a BIG FAN this will make you one!!!! :D
I will host this on the First Week of September!
So read on!!

Check Out This Cool Sign I made personally for this AMAZING EVENT!


See the Hunger Games Trilogy? o_0


Thanks For Your Guy's Support! :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

IMMB #7

For this In My Mailbox I didn't really get the chance to go to the bookstore or library twice, which I usually do........
So here's what I got at the library:
Entwined by Heather Dixon!

Nice Cover,eh?!
Then I didn't go to the bookstore since, I'm Broke! O_o
So yeah, I'll be clearing my selves to find anything I could sell at this place!!! :)




But I do have a special thing I want to share.......
My Harry Potter Ultimate Edition!
Here it is....:


Here it is:
Center: Harry Potter cards
Booklet on the bottom
The Case with scenes from the movie
And
This 3-D cover slipcase! :)





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Blog ReDesign

So most of you guys who follows me noticed I weekly change my blog's widgets,design, and add/take away things, I wanted to just tell you so I can give you HEADS UP! on it!
i recently changed my backround, add widgets, and gained some great followers!!!
So yes! Sorry about the changes but I still need to find some great,safe blogger templates I can use! If you have any suggestions please post THEM UP!!! Thank You!



Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Teaser Tuesday~ #2

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Hi Guys!,This Tuesday I have great teaser from "What I'm Currently Reading", which is The Second Short Life of Bree Tanner by Stephanie Meyer.
So here's #1:
"Funny they'er this far out," Diego murmured, and I could hear
the edge in his voice.
"Or scary,"I muttered.
He squeezed my hand. "It's cool. The ninja club can handle anything."
"You got a secret handshake yet?"
"Working on it," he promised.
# 2:
Who you were going to hunt was the kind od decsion you had to make
before you scented your prey.

It was too late to choose anything.

What's Your Tuesday Teaser? Leave a link and I'll be sure to stop by!! :)


Monday, August 22, 2011

Cover of the Week #10

This week's cover is Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting. A cover with 2 colors-black and pink, really make this cover POP! Which is why I choose it!
The pink leaves are thin and complex then you have this black background that instantly grabbed my attention!!! :D

"Don't judge a book by it"s cover",since this book may be opink but it just really beautiful to look at and now I might even go and buy it!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Teaser Tuesday Late~#1

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
This is my Late Teaser! Sorry,about that!! :)
Note:You have to read Need by Carrie Jones to read my Captivate Teasers!

My Teaser:From Captivate by Carrie Jones
#1- "I shall not let you fall Zara.I promise." His muscles shift.
"Hold on. We're landing."
"Saving you doesn't count?"
"Do not tease. We don't know each other well enough for you to tease."

#2- "It's faded a lot,"Nick answers.
"When did it start?"she asks,letting go of my shoulders.
I settle back against Nick's chest. It is solid good.
"Can you tell her"Iask.
He warps an arm around and tell about the wierd feeling I had.



What's In Your Teaser Tuesday? Leave a link and I'll check them out! :D


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Book Review: Need by Carrie Jones


Need by Carrie Jones
Hardcover, 306 pages
Published December 23rd 2008 by Bloomsbury USA Children's Books
Sypnosis:Zara White suspects there's a freaky guy semi-stalking her. She's also obsessed with phobias. And it's true, she hasn't exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But exiling her to shivery Maine to live with her grandmother? That seems a bit extreme. The move is supposed to help her stay sane...but Zara's pretty sure her mom just can't deal with her right now.

She couldn't be more wrong. Turns out the semi-stalker is not a figment of Zara's overactive imagination. In fact, he's still following her, leaving behind an eerie trail of gold dust. There's something not right - not human - in this sleepy Maine town, and all signs point to Zara.

In this creepy, compelling breakout novel, Carrie Jones delivers romance, suspense, and a creature you never thought you'd have to fear.
My First Pixie Book and I loved It!!! :D Everything about it was perfect!
First Thoughts..& Other Things...
It was going to be like Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely, which I hate!,but Need was way more than that. It was exciting, you love Zara's attitide, Nick Colt, and the magic pixie spell it has on you the second you read the first sentence! A Must to re-read!!
I'm not a BIG fan of the cover,knda creepy,but the story so makes up for it and the enticing title, Need,what I need is this book!
My Review......
Zara White believes a guy is semi-stalking her,in certain places. She can't deny it but canting those phobias helps her and ever since her father's wierd death,she wasn't the same. Zara is now living in Maine, after he mom sent her with her super-cool aunt,Betty, whom Zara actually likes to be around. But she see's a trailing of golden dust in stranfge places,is it Zara's superactive-imaginative brain causing her to think it true?
At school,Zara befriends Issie and Devyn, but there's no denying Nick Colt. The super hot and cute guy that Zara just feels safe to be around. But as the time moves, Zara know that the semi-stalking guy is really and not some imagination and he's strangely leaving a trail of golden pixie dust. Now, there's a hidden creature that plans to make Zara her queen can she find the person to trust?
Loved!,Loved!,Loved! this book so much. I read it in a day,and its son engrossing you have to buy this book and read them! Just do it and you won't regret it!
Upcommings.......
Captivate #2 and Entice #3 by Carrie Jones!

5 Balloons!


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Hi Guys!,This week was really BIG! I've got great books to share and READ ON!
From the Library:

 

The Absolute Time Diary of A Part Time Indian was a free book, I saw in the corner of the library where you can pick out books and its free,so I took it!
Then, there's:(What I actually rented!)
From left to right: The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson, Wither by Lauren DeStefano, and If I Stay by Gayle Forman,

So yes!, I have a BIG week to read all these A-Mazing book!o.0,before school starts, which sucks..... :(
I'm currently reading,THIS

What's In Your Mailbox? Leave a Link, and I'll try To Stop By!!!




Monday, August 15, 2011

Cover of the Week #9

For this week's cover I really wanted something with the color of light peach and somethings with an intricate design. So I decided on this beautiful cover called Choker by Elizabeth Woods(a book I'm dying to read!).
This cover really is AMAZING!
 You just really want to grab this because of the nice color and the intricate whitle tree branches with that black flower in the center acting as a beautiful title.....
It's just BEAUTIFUL,RELAXING,and GRIPPING!!


4 Stars!







Saturday, August 13, 2011

Brand Bookshop~My New Favorite Bookstore!

 Hi Guy's so this week I went to this used-bookstore near my house and I LOVED IT! It's was called Brand Bookshop, and it's like a cheaper Borders/Barnes and Noble and they sell exactly what I love~YA Book! <3<3<3. Let me tell you how this bookstore does it right!
Well first of all, they have such warm and helpful and if you meet Jerome(the wonderful owner!) and your a first-timer he'll thrown in a free book jacket and a 10% discount! Loved this bookstores's feeling the minute you walk in.

 Then, you walk over to the YA section and there it IS!! Everything you love in YA book and Barnes and Noble in pretty new conditions with great low prices!! You could possibly get 4 or 5 books for around $20 dollars or so..... Just come here and see it selection!!

Last, you walk out of there amazed at everything and to tell you the truth just come and see what Brand Bookshop has to over!!! :D Overally, I satsified and excited to read a novella! :)

The Second Life of Bree Tanner!


 



Thursday, August 11, 2011

Book Review:Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann

Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann
Hardcover, 233 pages
Published February 8th 2011 by Simon Pulse
Sypnosis:The community of Cryer’s Cross, Montana (population 212) is distraught when high school freshman Tiffany disappears without a trace. Already off-balance due to her OCD, 16-year-old Kendall is freaked out seeing Tiffany’s empty desk in the one-room school house, but somehow life goes on... until Kendall's boyfriend Nico also disappears, and also without a trace. Now the town is in a panic. Alone in her depression and with her OCD at an all-time high, Kendall notices something that connects Nico and Tiffany: they both sat at the same desk. She knows it's crazy, but Kendall finds herself drawn to the desk, dreaming of Nico and wondering if maybe she, too, will disappear...and whether that would be so bad. Then she begins receiving graffiti messages on the desk from someone who can only be Nico. Can he possibly be alive somewhere? Where is he? And how can Kendall help him? The only person who believes her is Jacian, the new guy she finds irritating...and attractive. As Kendall and Jacian grow closer, Kendall digs deeper into Nico's mysterious disappearance only to stumble upon some ugly—and deadly—local history. Kendall is about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried
First Thoughts.........
I was super excited when I got this book! Since I got a book recommendation on Goodreads and I immediately got it at the library! Everything about it seemed to be suspenseful,exciting, and all part creepy! It definetly hooks you from the start! :D
Cover & Title.......
Both the title and cover were interesting... and very....mysterious and part creepy. I like the cover, the old desk with the ingraving of Cryer's Cross really get everyone hooked to reading it, so another reason why i choose it!
Book & My Review.......
'Kay' here's were my after-thoughts. I hated the begining but loved the ending. The eunding was really creepy and I actually had dreams of me doing what Kendall was doing to save Nico and it had a good ending that will actually make me read it again, to be honest! :D Lisa Mcmann's writing style wasn't one I really liked to read. Her interpretation of 3rd person wasn't really amazing or anything special but good enough to keep you reading till the last page. Overall, just read it since the ending will haunt you!! o.o
My Review:
 In Cryer's Cross,population,212, everyone is dumbfounded when a high-school freshman, Tiffany Quinn disappears without a trance. Every since that the people of Cryer's Cross been looking for her but they can't find out what happend to Tiffany.
16-year Kendall Fletcher has OCD and it's causing havoc over the events happening in her town. But when Kendall's boyfriend, Nico disappears right after Tiffany and Kendall is on all alone in despair and with her over-board OCD. But as Kendall piece inb the clues: Tiffany and Nico sitting at the same desk,leaving without a trance,mysterious graffiti writing on the desk, she can't help but to find Nico.
But there's someone that believes Kendall and its Jacian, the new guy she finds annoying and.....actually attracted to. As they work together, they uncover and unravel the secret their own town hid from them. The dark and creepy ones but how far will one town go to hid it own secrets....... Find out in Lisa McMann's newest novel,Cryer's Cross!
Recommendations........
Cryer's Cross will be a book I recommend to anyone who loves reading suspense and mysterious book or anyone who was a fan of Lisa McMann Wake trilogy!

No upcommings for this one!



2 Balloons!









Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Book Review: A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

A Great and Terrible Beauty by LIbba Bray
Hardcover, 403 pages
Published December 9th 2003 by Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
Sypnosis:A Victorian boarding school story, a Gothic mansion mystery, a gossipy romp about a clique of girlfriends, and a dark other-worldly fantasy--jumble them all together and you have this complicated and unusual first novel.
Sixteen-year-old Gemma has had an unconventional upbringing in India, until the day she foresees her mother's death in a black, swirling vision that turns out to be true. Sent back to England, she is enrolled at Spence, a girls' academy with a mysterious burned-out East Wing. There Gemma is snubbed by powerful Felicity, beautiful Pippa, and even her own dumpy roommate Ann, until she blackmails herself and Ann into the treacherous clique. Gemma is distressed to find that she has been followed from India by Kartik, a beautiful young man who warns her to fight off the visions. Nevertheless, they continue, and one night she is led by a child-spirit to find a diary that reveals the secrets of a mystical Order. The clique soon finds a way to accompany Gemma to the other-world realms of her visions "for a bit of fun" and to taste the power they will never have as Victorian wives, but they discover that the delights of the realms are overwhelmed by a menace they cannot control. Gemma is left with the knowledge that her role as the link between worlds leaves her with a mission to seek out the "others" and rebuild the Order. A Great and Terrible Beauty is an impressive first book in what should prove to be a fascinating trilogy.
First Thoughts........
"This book will be Awesome!","It will be a great Victorian novel to read!" where first impression I had when I got my hand on this book in the library. I was definetly eagered to read it! But it was not what I expected........
The Cover & Title.......
Well, to start off the title is kinda strange and wierd.... "A Great and Teribble Beauty",really... And then you have Gemma, in a corset... Really?! Not very interesting, very boring but I still read it. And I have to say after reading it I said this: "Wow, A terrible begining but a beautiful ending" Your not captivate to read this book!
The Book & My Review......
This book seriously was boring and it sucked... I even regret reading it and spending the time, since all of the characters were all wimpy and Gemma wasn't a strong character even through the end. But it did have a feel to it that sort of scared me, but other than that don't try giving your time to read this!!!! It's not even worth to review!
                                                   Recommendations....
If you love to try a crappy novel her your chance! Other than that I don't really recommend you to read it!

2 Balloons!


Monday, August 8, 2011

Cover of the Week #8

This cover absolutly screams paranormal romance!! From the black,silky roses to the way the character in the front cover is in a red dress, her eyes closed. Your eyes just are soften up by this cover and makes you just want to read it. I'll definetly "Fall Under" with this book!!! LOL 0.0

Sunday, August 7, 2011

IMMB#5~Early!

 In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by the Story Siren. Share what you got at the library or the bookstore!
My Mailbox: This week is the week I been waiting for! I finally recieved my Mockingjay by Suzzane Collins!!!! I super excited to read it and I hope its the best one in the trilogy!
 I didn't go to the bookstore this week but I'll be planning to go on Monday, I'll probably get one or two books to read. At the Library, I got Need and Captivate by Carrie Jones~pixie books! :), Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes~a werewolf book!
 So yeah, today is a BIG Reading week!!!
Here are my upcomming reviews:
The Whole Touch series by Laurie Faria Stolarz
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann

What's In Your Mailbox This Week!? Leave a link and I'll be sure to stop by!

Book Review:Uneartly by Cynthia Hand

Uneartly by Cynthia Hand
Hardcover, 435 pages
Published January 4th 2011 by HarperTeen
Sypnosis: In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees . . . .

Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn't easy.
Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place—and out of place at the same time. Because there's another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara's less angelic side.
As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she'd have to make—between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?
Unearthly is a moving tale of love and fate, and the struggle between following the rules and following your heart.
First Thoughts....
An Angel book! I really been wanting to read an Angel Book and this one was amazing from the synopsis to the cover! Just captivated you when you first see it! o.o
The Cover & The Title......
The Title was pretty cool,Unearlty since the book is about angels. I really liked the cover more though~the silvery Title with Clara in the front sad in a dress outside in the woods. Not really anything special.....
The Book & My Review......
 Clara Gardener is a part angel. She has the powers every human wants to possess- strenght,speed,and smartness. But when Clara sees visions of a guy in the woods she happens to save,since it's her purpose as a angel. Clara and her mom and brother now moved to California to save the mysterious guy in her vision it proves her right.
 When the guy happens to be the most popular and hottest guy in Clara's new school,she can't help but to know him and tell him her secret. Then there's Tucker Avery, the boy who Clara seems to get attracted to appeals to her less angelic side, she could only move away from her duty as a angel. Can Clara embrace her destiny or will loving the wrong person can her course of life?
 Uneartly is a story of a angel unsure wether to embrace her destiny and is lost in a path with 2 guys-one who's part of her destiny and the other her human side. A story full of love,destiny,and what it means to follow your heart.

The Book: I LOVED THIS BOOK!! <3 To start off, I really thought this book was cliche to most YA Angel books but it turned out to be a good and lovable read! Second, the characters where so really and you get to love them especially Clara.... Cynthia Hand created an amazing world and she did it right! Last, I hated how the ending ended. There really was no angel action and all that stuff I expected but I still enjoyed it and can't wait for Hallowed!! Definelty read it!
                 Recommendations....
Unearlty is a book for anyone really especially if you love angel books in the YA gerne.
To tell you in 4 words how this book is good here it is:
Angelic ,Love, Duty, Scarifice
Upcomming....
Hallowed by Cynthia Hand.



Friday, August 5, 2011

Cover of The Week#9

This Week's Cover is Vanish by Sophie Jordan, a cover which I'll buy just to see it since it's so !!AMAZING!!
I like the way the girl has that blonde hair that's a close shade to silver with the golden glem. It's just a "I'll buy this beacuse it's cover is so beautiful!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Battle of the Character's#1~Unearlty

Battle of the Character's is a meme I created where you find 2 character in a book you recently read and you choose a character's side in a love triangle and just tell how amazing it is! Usually your BotC can be spolier free or not! Its up to you.
***SPOLIER! Only read it if you read the book!***
My Character: I recently finished Uneartly by Cynthia Hand and I so on team Christian Prescott. But then Clara decide to go out with Tucker Avery.....:( It's all becuase of Wendy,that Clara is not with Christian! There suppose to be together!.....It's her destiny!!!! WOW Clara!!
Clary and Christian went to prom and stuff they should have be together! Then, comes Tucker....uggg...I wish he was gone but it part of the "Love Triange"
Other than that Christian and Clara all the way! :)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Book Review: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Hardcover, 563 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Sypnosis:
Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.
Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.
First Thoughts....
The book seems to have that paranormal romance feeling to it when you look at it. I like paranormal romance books and this one seemed to have the first thoughts I was looking for! I instantly grabbed it!
The Cover & Title....
Beautiful Creatures.....It's intriguing and interesting!  Another reason I picked up the book, along with this nice,purple title that really engages the reader into picking it up!
The Book and My review.....
The book is self started slow....It took my at least till chapter 5 to get interested into it.
After that, the book just keep getting better as Ethan and Lena discovered what the town's secrets really hold. I didn't like how it was in Ethan's point of view,but I didn't care that much sine this book get so much interesting!!! o.o The end of the book kinda comfused me? Was Lena in the Dark or Light?**SPOLIER** I believe she trued Light because Mr.Ravenwood is dead and Ethan is alive. An amazing book!
My Review: In the Southern town of Gatiln, secets can's stay hidden forever. Lena Duchannes a girl who lives inside the town's "haunted mansion", trying to hide her mysterious power, and a secret that will ruin her future forever.

Ethan Wade can't get the hell out of Gatilin. He's counting down the day and for him its taking forever. Till, he goes to school to meet Lena. The mysterious girl whom Ethan is getting atracted to. He also has dreams of a girl whom he never met

This town's secrets will be openned.

Recommendations....
Any Paranormal Romance reader! Anyone really! :)
Upcomming: Beautiful Darkness and Beautiful Chaos

Monday, August 1, 2011

Cover of the Week #7

 I really enjoy looking at this cover! I like the way its super simple, but makes you wonder what's at the center of the book? You see its a blue butterfly, trapped in an ice cube. It really conects to the title, Possession.... and makes perfect sense!!!
 When I saw this cover I definetly new it had me possesed my the look of it and everything!!! Definetly maked me want to buy this book!! :)

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Hi Guys! I recently been going to the library and bookstore alot these past few days,so I have a batch of books I'll share with you guys!!! My Mockingjay book I ordered from Amazon still hasn't come :( So I'm pretty sad still but I have a bunch of I got!
The Library: Got Jellicoe Road by Melinda Marchetta and Uneartly by Cynthia Hand.
The Bookstore:Got Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl and Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly. So I got a big week to read! :)

 
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