Sunday, October 30, 2011

In My Mailbox #16

In My Mailbox is hosted over at The Story Siren with Kristi!

This week was Great! I got lots books from publishers and it was mostly my mailbox!




        
                                                         


Books Mentioned:
-Born at Midnight by C.C Hunter
-Awake at Dawn,Book #2 by C.C Hunter
-A Long Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan
-Dark Souls by Paula Morris
-Ruined by Paula Morris


BIG Thanks to Scholatic Publishing, Candlewick, and St. Martin Press!!! :D 





Saturday, October 29, 2011

Book Review:Hex Hall by Rachael Hawkins

Hex Hall by Rachael Hawkins
Hardcover, 323 pages                                        
Published March 2nd 2010 by Hyperion Book CH
Copy Recieved from:Library
Goodreads Blurb:Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father--an elusive European warlock--only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.
By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire student on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.
As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her
 My Review:
Hex Hall was a stunning,amazing, fast-paced debut that I know forsure Miss Hawkins's cast a spell over her words! So freaking good! Finished it in 3 hours!!! The story was the perfect book with everything crafted out so well it literally feels like you are swept up in this story! And there is romance with the sexy, and famous Archer Cross!

One of my favorite character's had to be Jenna! She was like Sophie's side-kick with all the help she gave her on the first day and she was witty and very fun to read! The way the killer killed the student's at Hex Hall was kinda creepy.... *worried,scared look*. There was lot's of funny,sarcastic dialogue with some kick-butt scenes with Sophie, ....Hex Hall was just so so good! And I love the cover! :D Yes,cover Love!!!!!


This book has everything a YA reader would love and more with it's laugh-out-loud scenes, with a little predictable plot, perfect heroine(Sophie is relatable and witty), and was so addicting with the writing and how everything pieced together from the begining!*Smart look at Rachael Hawkins* I will definetly re-read Hex Hall and look forward to Demonglass!


                                                                                 5 stars!!

                                                     

                                                  






Hunger Games Movie Trailer!!!!!!!

Did you guys watch the VMA's? Well,I did and they showed the Hunger Games movie trailer!! !*Smiles and is really eagered* I'm so excited to see it!! I loved te books and I really want to see it so badly!! :D

Well, here it is:


That's it?? It's such a cliffhanger and I for sure know once its out, Twilight will definetly be out of the picture and it will be Team Peeta or Gale! And no more Edward or Jacob, Twilight just suck... :D

Check Out My Review on The Hunger Games series:
-The Hunger Games:http://wwwthebookshelves.blogspot.com/2011/06/book-review-hunger-games-by-suzanne.html (Though this was one of my first review..)
-Catching Fire:http://wwwthebookshelves.blogspot.com/2011/09/dysoptian-week-2-book-reviewcatching.html
-Mockingjay: http://wwwthebookshelves.blogspot.com/2011/09/dysoptian-weekbook-review-mockingjay-by.html

And if you haven't read any of Miss Collins's amazing ,YA, dysoptian trilogy please though and check out the reviews!


Book Review: Rival by Sara Benntte Weaker

Rival by Sara Bennette Wealer
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published February 15th 2011 by HarperTeen
Gerne: Musical,Realistic Fiction
Copy Obtained: From my library :)
Goodreads Blurb: What if your worst enemy turned out to be the best friend you ever had?

Meet Brooke: Popular, powerful and hating every minute of it, she’s the “It” girl at Douglas High in Lake Champion, Minnesota. Her real ambition? Using her operatic mezzo as a ticket back to NYC, where her family lived before her dad ran off with an up and coming male movie star.

Now meet Kathryn: An overachieving soprano with an underachieving savings account, she’s been a leper ever since Brooke punched her at a party junior year. For Kath, music is the key to a much-needed college scholarship.

The stage is set for a high-stakes duet between the two seniors as they prepare for the prestigious Blackmore competition. Brooke and Kathryn work toward the Blackmore with eyes not just on first prize but on one another, each still stinging from a past that started with friendship and ended in betrayal. With competition day nearing, Brooke dreams of escaping the in-crowd for life as a professional singer, but her scheming BFF Chloe has other plans. And when Kathryn gets an unlikely invitation to Homecoming, she suspects Brooke of trying to sabotage her with one last public humiliation.

As pressures mount, Brooke starts to sense that the person she hates most might just be the best friend she ever had. But Kathryn has a decision to make. Can she forgive? Or are some rivalries for life?
 
My Review:
Rival was such a musical, rivalry book between two girls who want the same dream and used to be friends that made me stay up till midnight!!! :)
 
That is how great this book was! The hardest thing about blogging on a book that you love is telling how much you love or hate the book and it took me forever to post this up ever since three months ago! And it took lots of me pushing myself to do this. *Throws Confetti*
 
It was really good! So enjoyable beacuse the writing was done well, and I really loved Brooke and Katheryn and it was so hard to find who I liked. And I really recommend this to everyone who is struggling to see if that old enemy who used to be your friend could be your best friend. I look forward to see any other books by  Miss Wealer! :)
 
 
The story starts with senior year when Katheryn and Brooke used to be friends till one year Brooke actually punches Katheryn in front of everyone and is on Youtube, the internet, and is the buzz at school. They became friends when Katheryn was invited to Brooke's party to make new friends And from there it changes point-of-view,which I thought was done pretty good and you follow how each girl is fighting for Blackmore.
 
I give this book 4 stars! It was so great and enjoyed every second and was surprised to find it one of my favorites! :D
 
 
 Really Good,but had a very little flaws here and there,but its worth to buy it! Will stil re-read..!





 

Friday, October 28, 2011

Reading Friday (3) and New Templete???


Reading Friday: Reading Friday is hosted by The Bookshelves where you share what books you finished during the week, currently reading, and your next reads and you thoughts on them!


Finished: Wither by Lauren DeStefano


Which I plan to have my review up my this week! So be sure to check it out! And I loved Wither! :)

Currently Reading: The Jewel Of Kalderash by Marie Rutkoski

I recieved and ARC of this though Miss Rutkoski said she couldn't but eventually it came and I was so happy! I love people who say they can't do it and they know, then unexpectically it happens! :D

Future Read:  Hereafter by Tara Hudson




New Templete??: So as you know I still don't have a new templete but I changed my old one with the same theme and stuff though only having a right column of widgets! It's just a test run to see if you guys like it or if I like it! :D But I will change it back to the old templete soon!

Happy Reading Friday! Whhaatt's Yours????



Book Review: Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
Hardcover, 421 pages
Published August 23rd 2011 by Razorbill
Goodreads Blurb:   The first book in Richelle Mead's brand-new teen fiction series - set in the same world as Vampire Academy.

When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. But at their new school, the drama is only just beginning.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Bloodlines explores all the friendship, romance, battles and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive - this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone's out for blood.
 
 
My Review:
So good! So so good!!! :)*smiles and smiles more* 
Reading Bloodlines by Richelle Mead was stunning,fast-pacing, Sydney was a perfect heroine, action was leaving me gasping for air and gripping on the book beacause it was ssoooo good!(and yes,I can't exaggerate it much more!)
 
Sydney was such a goody-goody and just wanted to do her Alchemist duty, and maybe that is something I liked and was relatable. We also see Adrian Ivashkov and Rose Hathaway and other from Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy,and I liked it alot. There was something about this book,the character,the setting that maded me devoure it in a day,since it was awesomesauce!!! 
 
I so look forward to The Golden Lily! The ending was crazy! **Spolier** With Lee being obsessed with turning into a Strigoi, and that scene with Adrian,Jill,Syndey,sooo good and excited and the ending with Dimitri man I need the sequel!!!!!!!!!! And a copy of this book!!! :D
 
So much twists  and turns with lots of mysteries and thoughs that will leave you desperate for the sequel!  The story starts out will Sydney being torn away from her bed at night for a Alchemist mission (and only gets better from there!). She is told that she will have to take her sister,Zoe Sage, place since of her lower training in defending herself against the ruthless,Strigoi. Now,Syndey and Moroi and sister of Lissa Dragomir, Jill Dragomir are posing as students and sibling in the human boarding school of Amberwood Prep. There Syndey and her Alchemist adventure just begin with hidden secrets and humans provide an illusion of safety.
 
So good! So good and I can't stop saying how so good it is! So it recieves 5 STARS!!!
 
 

        So Freakin Awesome!! Loved every thing about it. Will Re-read forever!!





    

 
 
 
 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (3)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.




This Wednesday I really waiting on The Unbecoming of Myra Dyer! Its such a Good book, based on reviews on Goodreads and all the recommendations on it! Man, I also love this cover! I definitely can't wait to read it! :D ^^

Goodreads Blurb:
  
Mara Dyer doesn't think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.
She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.
There is.
She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.
She's wrong.

I so so so excited to read it! The minute I get it or recieve it I'm going to dive into this book!!! :D



 



Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Teaser Tuesday #4

                    


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!


My Teaser Tuesday is on: Sweetly by Jackson Pearce 

Teaser #1:  "Stay here?' I ask,surprised, but the pink tint around Ansel's ears doesn't escape me.
  "No,no,we couldn't," Ansel says quickly.
"It's no big deal,I swear,"Sophia insists. "Besides,the hotel in Live Oak closed down a million yeaes ago. Unless you want to camp out in your cae, you'll have to practically make it all the way to the beach before you get one thats open."



 I'm currently reading Sweetly and I LOVED it! So freakin awesome and I like the cover a lot! Give it a try and hope teaser tuesday inspired you to get this book! :)




Sunday, October 23, 2011

Bookish Updates #2

Hi Guys! I haven't been on posting reviews and this is my amke up note for you! See how special I typed it... :D

This week was v e r y  b u s y for me! I seriously wanted to get my Bloodline by Richelle Mead review up,sadly that did not happen... :( I also have review on books I still didn't even do and after this week its.......................Halloween! Yes! I know I old for it but its been fun asking people for candy^^ Though this Halloween I'll be handing out candy and be over at my local Barnes and Noble(love them!) for an event! Its going to be really fun and by that time I'll post up my reviews! :P


Also,I was think about changing my blog's template  in to a left column for widgets and the right and main body for the post. And the theme and maybe the button! If you have any suggestions please post it in the comments, they are appreciated!

Last, I'm open for Blogger Love! I'm going to have Heather,from Nightly Reading here with some fun QA!! So be sure to visit her blog and I'm have spaces available for Blogger Love. If your interested see the requirements post (which I'm currently doing) of Blogger Love and send an email to me: naruto100200@hotmail.com .



Reviews this weeK:


Happy week! And thanks to all my new followers! x)

Plus, I still have my giveaway on. Please! Please!  enter! Here is the LINk and tell everyone you know. It end on November 4 so lots of time to get in entries!

Thank guys! Your the best! love you! :D








 

      


                                  

Saturday, October 22, 2011

In My Mailbox #16

In My Mailbox: This week I didn't recieve any books that I bought or recieved :( Yea, its was sad ,but my trip last Friday to the library definetly maded up for that!! :(

EnJoY!! :D




What I Got This Week:




Books Mentioned:
- Bloodlines by Richelle Mead(Finally!!!!!!!!!)
- Bumped by Megan McCafferty(Dysoptian *Big Smile*)
- A Long Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan
- Sweetly by Jackson Pearce(Hansel and Gretal ^^)
-Hereafter by Tara Hudson (I heard very mixed reviews on this.. So not sure when to start
it.. )



So that's my mailbox! And WhAt's YoUr's????



Friday, October 21, 2011

Book Review: Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

“I'm wishing he could see that music lives. Forever. That it's stronger than death. Stronger than time. And that its strength holds you together when nothing else can.”

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
Hardcover, 472 pages                                          
Published October 12th 2010 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Goodreads Blurb:BROOKLYN: Andi Alpers is on the edge. She’s angry at her father for leaving, angry at her mother for not being able to cope, and heartbroken by the loss of her younger brother, Truman. Rage and grief are destroying her. And she’s about to be expelled from Brooklyn Heights’ most prestigious private school when her father intervenes. Now Andi must accompany him to Paris for winter break.

PARIS: Alexandrine Paradis lived over two centuries ago. She dreamed of making her mark on the Paris stage, but a fateful encounter with a doomed prince of France cast her in a tragic role she didn’t want—and couldn’t escape.
Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other. But when Andi finds Alexandrine’s diary, she recognizes something in her words and is moved to the point of obsession. There’s comfort and distraction for Andi in the journal’s antique pages—until, on a midnight journey through the catacombs of Paris, Alexandrine’s words transcend paper and time, and the past becomes suddenly, terrifyingly present.

Jennifer Donnelly, author of the award-winning novel A Northern Light, artfully weaves two girls’ stories into one unforgettable account of life, loss, and enduring love. Revolution spans centuries and vividly depicts the eternal struggles of the human heart.

  My Review:

WOW.....Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly was such an engrossing and heart-felt book.

 Reading the sypnosis you have an idea of how powerful and capturing this book will cause you to cry and after finishing it you realize how hard life is.(Which happened to me!^^) Andi was so relatable and you can feel her intense pain because of her brother's death. She just wanted to play music and stay inside her painful and sad world.

Sometimes she was annoying with all her talk, but it eventually eased out.  I felt both Andi and Alexandria's emotions, which is hard for books to get me inside and connect with them was if your them. :) I like how Miss Donnelly did a great job with Alexandria's journal, making it feel like a 200 year old diary!!!

The story starts out with Andi Aplers, a girl who's on edge. Everything in her life is ruined~her father left, the death of her brother,Truman; and angry,rageful at her mom for not understanding and coping. Music is only her rescue an comfort.  Her life drastcially changes when her father askes Andi to accompany her for winter at Paris,Andi agrees even through her raging and spiritful reaction.

After being accustommed to Paris, we are introduced to Alexandira, the street actor who's lives was overshadowed by the prince of France. These 2 different girl's world collide together, as Andi feels the comfort and obsession in Alex's diary. During a night in the Paris Catacombs, both of the world of the past translate to the present.

A absolutelty stunning historical fiction debut from author, Jennifer Donnelly!!!



         

So Freakin Awesome!! Loved every thing about it. Will Re-read forever!!
 




Wednesday, October 19, 2011

WoW (2)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking The Spine

This week I really been waiting to get Crossed by Ally Condie. The exciting,dysoptian sequel to Matched. Though Matched was ok and really slow,I believe Matched had a really great ending making me desperate for the sequel!^^ So that's my Waiting on Wednesday!! I love the COVERs!!! But it comes out November 1,2011 one long month away!! I'm absoultely desperate to get this book! :D


Goodreads Blurb:
     The hotly awaited second book in the dystopian Matched trilogy

In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky - taken by the Society to his certain death - only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake.

Cassia's quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border. But as Cassia nears resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander - who may hold the key to the uprising and, still, to Cassia's heart - change the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever.


Happy WoW! :D


 
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