Friday, June 29, 2012

TGIF (#5)-Best I've Read So Far


TGIF Is Hosted @ Greads

This Week's Question: Best I've Read So Far: We're half way through the year (crazy how time flies!), which top 3 books are the best you've read so far this year?

-Insurgent by Veronica Roth
-Fever by Lauren DeStefano
-The Echantess by Michael Scott

I loved loved Insurgent! I've been waiting for it all year and it was awesome! No doubt, one of the best! Fever was a book I so needed my hands on! I needed to know where Rhine went and how everything fell into place! The Echantess was amazing! I loved everything about it and it was an ending was bittersweat! I'll miss Sophie and Josh!

What Are The Best You've Read So Far? :)

Awesome Cover Reveals!


As you all probably know there were A TON of cover reveals released this month! So I decided to post them all here so its much easier to take a peek at these awesome covers! *walks around furiously*

-Throught The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
-Sever by Lauren DeStefano
I love the cover for Through The Ever Night! Perry's on the cover and I'm really excited to start on the book despite Under The Never Sky! Oooh! The cover for Sever is perfect! I love it a lot and it's green, me favorite covers! *looks a screen* Are those half and half red and green apples? O_O Amazing cover :D

-The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
-Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi
I'm actually sad for The Indigo Spell cover. *mysterious face* I love the color but I was just expecting more as a last book. But still is Richelle Mead and Bloodlines so I'm so so wanting this book! Destroy Me's cover looks really good! The colors are perfect and it's told in Warner's point of view! That would be good and time for some guy POV! :D

-Boundless by Cynthia Hand
-Gates of Paradise by Melissa De La Cruz
WOW! I love the Gates of Paradise cover! I'm guessing that's Schuyler and Jack! It has to be! Melissa, I'm completely mad you for this book being published next year! Why no this year??!! *angry look* But its going to be epic and I love her Blue Blood series! It's one of my fav's! Oooh the cover for Boundless is stunning! But pink? I'm a guy and I'm all iffy on the color but love everything else and like the feather falling down a lot!

-Everbound by Brodi Ashton
What a great cover! I have still yet to read to read Everneath but now with this cover I'm excited! :D

Any other cover reveals I missed? :D

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Golden Lily Trivia Answers!


Before I tell you guys the answers, the winner of a copy of The Golden Lily was Tayte! Congrats and hope you enjoy your book a lot! :D *hands book*

So here an the answers for my trivia:
Question #1: Who Does Syndey date that's very similar to her?
a.) Brayden
b.) Trey
c.) Adrian

Question #2: Who joins the troupe that consist of Jill, Sydney, Micah, Eddie, and Angeline?
a.) Dimitri and Sonia
b.) Keith and Zoe
c.) Rose 
Question #3: What does the troupe (Jill, Sydney, Micah, Eddie) trying the find out on their next mission, their first ojective in the book?
a.) Finding Sydney's sister, Zoe
b.) Raiding the court to kill an assasin
c.) to discover why strigoi restored by spirit magic can't be turned again.

Question #4: What does Sydney question about herself?
a.) Looks
b.) Her trust with everyone
c.) Loyalty
Question #5: Who joins the troupe?
a.) Angeline
b.) Keith
c.) Rose
Question: #6: Who does Adrian fall for slowly in this book?
a.) Sonya
b.) Rose
c.) Sydney

Question #7:What's another conflict the troupe faces on another mysterious, shady group in the beginning?
a.) Non-human and non-strigoi
b.)The Humans
c.) Strigoi

Question #8: What's the title of Book #3 in the Bloodlines series?
a.) The Indigo Spell
b.) Remebrance
c.) The Violet Tear
*One of the easiest question! You could have Googled it or went on Goodreads :)*

So..How Did You Do On The Quiz? :D

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Golden Lily Trivia #8 and Giveaway!


Hi guys! I'm doing my first trivia with my awesome blogging buddy Jen over @ Jen Ryland/YA Romantics! So excited and who doesn't like trivia? O_O

The trivia will start from June 20-27, 2012 where Jen and I will post a question, Jen's will be Bloodlines while mine will be about The Golden Lily. For every question you answers mine's or Jen's you'll be entered to win a finished copy of The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead! And plus if your answers are wrong or right you can still win! And there will be 8 questions :)

Jen will draw the winner out and it will be shipped ASAP by Priority Mail. Sorry but no international enteries!
Here's Question #8:  What's the title of Book #3 in the Bloodlines series?
a.) The Indigo Spell
b.) Remebrance
c.) The Violet Tear
Don't leave your answers in the comments section! But feel free to comment!

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

This Is Not A Test & Slide Teaser Tuesday #5!



Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB @ Should Be Reading.
This Is How It Works:
  • 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 teasers are from by amazing current reads: This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers (so so good! Zombies! O_O) and Slide by Jill Hathaway (just started it but I'm so loving it!) And I'll share one from each!

Teaser #1~Slide by Jill Hathaway:
Who am I?
And why am I wearing gloves?
The words I'm writing say: I don't deserve this.
As I stand, I notice the pink walls and pictures of ballerinas. Sophie's room.
There is no sound.

Teaser #2~This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers:
Trace stares. "What the hell is wrong with you?"
I pull at my shirt. The cotton plaid is stained red and brown. Rhys's voice is in my head, from yesterday, taunting me: Still here still here still here still here.
"God,  look at us, "I say "It's all over us-"

What's Your Teaser Tuesday? :D Leave YOUR LINKS! :D

Stunning Historical Fiction: Grave Mercy-Robin LaFevers

Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Date Released:  April 3rd 2012      
Publisher:  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages:  549 pages
Date Read: May 29,2012
Format: Hardcover
Source: Won from Mikayla over @ Kismet Kayla
Goodreads Synopsis:  Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?

Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.

Ismae’s most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?



Tagline: "Why be the sheep when you can be the wolf?"

I was completely hooked on Grave Mercy just my reading the great tagline! I mean who would want to be the whimpy sheep while you can be a wolf? I would totally be one! :D Just like a awesome tagline, Grave Mercy will hooked you on its action, fiesty heroine, and unexpected romance! Just WOW!

Ismae escaped the bruilty of an abusive, arranged marriage only to have a destiny as an assasin to do the bidding of Death Himself. She is sent to the Convennt to learn the ropes of seducution and killing to be ready for her and maybe even ger heart. Ismae know she is sired by Death Himself and she can't disappoint no matter what her heart wants. She is taken to the high courts of Britany where she is to protect Anna of Brittany from France and to see how things go in the royal courts. Ismae finds herself drawn closer to the Baron and half-brother of Anna, Gavriel Duval. As the clocks ticks, she is emeshed in a web of secrets, lies, and betrayls.
“... while I am Death's daughter and walk in His dark shadow, surely the darkness can give way to light sometimes.”
Grave Mercy was one of my anticpated books of 2012 and it did deliver despite some slow parts and me trying to remember who was who throughout the whole book. :P I loved the characters, the plot, the action was STUNNING, and the romance just made it a little better! :)

Ismae was by far this year one of the best heronie I read! How cool is an girl that can kill a man with posion, seduction, and daggers? Amazing! Plus if she sees a marque, a sign from Death that she must kill that person she totally does it with hesitation. Also, Duval was great with Ismae. There romance was totally unexpected. It wasn't really a focus on the book but Robin LaFevers still kept so enchanted by it. In my opinion, she did a amazing job in the romance! *claps


I loved how the Covenat worked! You have Ismae's sisters that specify in a type of killing. You have the abbess the head of the Convent and the other sisters that train Ismae to do all sorts of killing and death. Who wouldn't want to do that? *drops hand down* If I had to say something bad was that at times there was little backround and slow parts, but once you pass that you'll love this book! *nods* Which would give it 4 stars.

Grave Mercy was a fresh take on historical fiction with sharp characters and unexpected romance. I was totally engrossed in the story even the romance! The action scenes were AMAZING and brilliant. Ooh Robin LaFevers, I so want the next book coming in 2013, Dark Truimph with Sybella as the main character since I liked her a lot despite the fact we never seen her a lot. O_O

“Whenever you are ready, or if you never are, my heart is yours....”

The Golden Lily Trivia #7 and Giveaway!


Hi guys! I'm doing my first trivia with my awesome blogging buddy Jen over @ Jen Ryland/YA Romantics! So excited and who doesn't like trivia? O_O

The trivia will start from June 20-27, 2012 where Jen and I will post a question, Jen's will be Bloodlines while mine will be about The Golden Lily. For every question you answers mine's or Jen's you'll be entered to win a finished copy of The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead! And plus if your answers are wrong or right you can still win! And there will be 8 questions :)

Jen will draw the winner out and it will be shipped ASAP by Priority Mail. Sorry but no international enteries!
Here's Question #7: What's another conflict the troupe faces on another mysterious, shady group in the beginning?
a.) Non-human and non-strigoi
b.)The Humans
c.) Strigoi
Don't leave your answers in the comments section! But feel free to comment!

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Monday, June 25, 2012

The Golden Lily Trivia #5 and #6 and Giveaway!


Hi guys! I'm doing my first trivia with my awesome blogging buddy Jen over @ Jen Ryland/YA Romantics! So excited and who doesn't like trivia? O_O

The trivia will start from June 20-27, 2012 where Jen and I will post a question, Jen's will be Bloodlines while mine will be about The Golden Lily. For every question you answers mine's or Jen's you'll be entered to win a finished copy of The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead! And plus if your answers are wrong or right you can still win! And there will be 8 questions :)

Jen will draw the winner out and it will be shipped ASAP by Priority Mail. Sorry but no international enteries! And so sorry I didn't post up yesterday's question! I'm so sorry and I'll include it in this one :)
Here's Question #5: Who joins the troupe?
a.) Angeline
b.)Keith
c.) Rose

Here's Question #6: : Who does Adrian fall for slowly in this book?
a.) Sonya
b.) Rose
c.) Sydney
Don't leave your answers in the comments section! But feel free to comment!

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Golden Lily Trivia #4 and Giveaway!


Hi guys! I'm doing my first trivia with my awesome blogging buddy Jen over @ Jen Ryland/YA Romantics! So excited and who doesn't like trivia? O_O

The trivia will start from June 20-27, 2012 where Jen and I will post a question, Jen's will be Bloodlines while mine will be about The Golden Lily. For every question you answers mine's or Jen's you'll be entered to win a finished copy of The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead! And plus if your answers are wrong or right you can still win! And there will be 8 questions :)

Jen will draw the winner out and it will be shipped ASAP by Priority Mail. Sorry but no international enteries!
Here's Question #4: What does Sydney question about herself?
a.) Looks
b.) Her trust with everyone
c.) Loyalty
Don't leave your answers in the comments section! But feel free to comment!

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Eerie and Creepy: The Sumoning-Kelley Armstrong

The Summoning (Darkest Powers, #1)The Summoning by Kelly Armstrong
Date Released: July 1st 2008    
Publisher:  HarperCollins
Pages: 390 pages
Date Read: June 19, 2012
Format: Paperback
Source: Bought From Tj-Maxx :)
Goodreads Synopsis:  After years of frequent moves following her mother’s death, Chloe Saunders’s life is finally settling down. She is attending art school, pursuing her dreams of becoming a director, making friends, and meeting boys. Her biggest concern is that she’s not developing as fast as her friends are. But when puberty does hit, it brings more than hormone surges. Chloe starts seeing ghosts–everywhere, demanding her attention. After she suffers a breakdown, her devoted aunt Lauren gets her into a highly recommended group home.

At first, Lyle House seems a pretty okay place, except for Chloe’s small problem of fearing she might be facing a lifetime of mental illness. But as she gradually gets to know the other kids at the home–charming Simon and his ominous, unsmiling brother Derek, obnoxious Tori, and Rae, who has a “thing” for fire–Chloe begins to realize that there is something that binds them all together, and it isn’t your usual “problem kid” behaviour. And together they discover that Lyle House is not your usual group home either…



My Review #1

WOW! The Summoning was so so good! No doubt, Kelley Armstrong is my favorite author! I devoured this book in a day and I'm all up on posting my review! I absolutelty can't wait for The Awakening and I'm hating on myself for not hoping onto her book train! *sobs* I'm freaking hungry for the next book!
I'M FREAKING HUNGRY.


15 year-old Chloe Saunders sees ghost and they see her. She's in an art school, wanting to be a director, and waiting to met a guy  but all that changes when she sees a fiery janitor who chasses her around the school that seemed so real but to others she looked like a freak. She is shipped off to Lyle's House a house for trouble teens just Chloe but more than meets the eye in this creepy house! The house was really creepy and I so did not want to be shipped there! :) Her Aunt Lauren is on Chloe's side and so is her dad whom she never sees, she makes friends with the others at Lyle House.

You have the super nice and friendly, Simon; the one who never smiles, Derek who I thought was biopolar but you'll see that he's not and what everyone truely is; Tori, the queen of the meds and she loves to be obnoxious; Rae, the girl who has a "thing" for fire. As Chloe spends more time she uncovers all the hidden secrets hidden in Lyle House. It was super creepy and still at times funny! I can't believe I took forever to read this!

I loved everything about this book! :P Chloe was super kick ass especially with her powers that explains why the ghost are always attracted to her. DEFINETLY TEAM DEREK! O_O Ooh and Rae was super cool with her abilites with fire and Tori I have no clue why she's there other that being super moody. The action was intense and the eerieness couldn't struck me any better! I devoured it in a day and I have no doubts to re-read it again just for fun!

 

I loved the scene with Chloe and Simon about the necromancer part along with the video games! It was pages 113-114 and seriously I was laugh so hard! Kelley Armstrong you are so good! Other than the funny scenes, there was the scary, when Chloe and Rae head up to the secret space in the wash room she encounters a ghost. Mrs. Talbot was at times, for me, almost to perfect. I'm guessing we'll see more to her later on. Chloe really took charge and she had an ambition and a goal with other: to escape Lyle House. I so do not want to go there! It would freak me out but still Chloe is tough to be going through all she experiences! She makes a kick ass character!

“Life experience. I can talk it up, vow to broaden my horizons, but I’m still limited to the experiences with my life.

How can a person understand an experience that lies completely outside her own? She can see it, feel it, imagine what it would be like to live it, but it’s no different from seeing a movie on a screen and saying, “Thank God that’s not me”


The Golden Lily Trivia #3 and Giveaway!


Hi guys! I'm doing my first trivia with my awesome blogging buddy Jen over @ Jen Ryland/YA Romantics! So excited and who doesn't like trivia? O_O

The trivia will start from June 20-27, 2012 where Jen and I will post a question, Jen's will be Bloodlines while mine will be about The Golden Lily. For every question you answers mine's or Jen's you'll be entered to win a finished copy of The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead! And plus if your answers are wrong or right you can still win! And there will be 8 questions :)

Jen will draw the winner out and it will be shipped ASAP by Priority Mail. Sorry but no international enteries!

 Here's Question #3: What does the troupe (Jill, Sydney, Micah, Eddie) trying the find out on their next mission, their first ojective in the book?
a.) Finding Sydney's sister, Zoe
b.) Raiding the court to kill an assasin
c.) to discover why strigoi restored by spirit magic can't be turned again.
Don't leave your answers in the comments section! But feel free to comment!

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Wicked Wildfire Read-A-Thon: Goals and Updates

Wicked Wildfire Read-A-Thon
I'm really excited to join The Wicked Wildfire Read a Thon hosted @ Kindle Fever! And since my summer TBR pile is getting huge with so much books to get and buy it's crazy but fun! :D

Check Out My Plan For This Week:
Summer started and I'm all set with my summer TBR pile and books! I have a couple review copies, library books, and book I bought that I'm reading. I really hope I get some serious reading done! :D
You can follow the chat by hashtag #WWReadathon or @kindlefever

My Pile Of Books


 
-The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
-Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
-Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
-This is Not A Test by Courtney Summers

6/20/12: #1Something Wicked Comes This Way:
Challenge: A wildfire is quickly coming your way! What thing/s do you grab when you only have a few minutes to make it out?”
(I’ve saved any people or pets in there already!)
1.) I would grab any books that I love or anything that I can grab quickly.
2.) My journals, everything I learned and discovered along with my secrets are here! I wouldn'y let them burn! :D O_O
3.) Laptop. No doubt with this on here. It has all my blog templates, pictures, notes, music I would die if I lost this one! Plus its a Mac Air Book so its super precious... :P
4.) Sketch book. All of my best artwork is in this book and it took so much time! Losing it would kill me!
5.) Nookcolor
6.) Wallet
7.) Clothes

6/21/12: #3Wicked Title Trouble!
Create a "wicked" sentence using the following titles:
"How to Ruin a Summer Vacation That Summer Born Wicked Catching Fire Rising Sun The Sandcastle Girls Heat Wave The Beach House "
Reading Updates: On page 314 of Grave Mercy and page 25 on This is Not A Test by Courtney Summers! And plus I'm at the BN updates while camping in the YA section! I also had to get my daily coffe shot to keep reading! :)
Catching Fire
Solstice
The Sandcastle Girls
Heat Wave
The Beach House
Born Wicked
Rising Sun
How to Ruin a Summer Vacation
That Summer
 

The Golden Lily Trivia #2 and Giveaway!


Hi guys! I'm doing my first trivia with my awesome blogging buddy Jen over @ Jen Ryland/YA Romantics! So excited and who doesn't like trivia? O_O

The trivia will start from June 20-27, 2012 where Jen and I will post a question, Jen's will be Bloodlines while mine will be about The Golden Lily. For every question you answers mine's or Jen's you'll be entered to win a finished copy of The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead! And plus if your answers are wrong or right you can still win! And there will be 8 questions :)

Jen will draw the winner out and it will be shipped ASAP by Priority Mail. Sorry but no international enteries!
Here's Question #2: Who joins the troupe that consist of Jill, Sydney, Micah, Eddie, and Angeline?
a.) Dimitri and Sonia
b.) Keith and Zoe
c.) Rose 


Don't leave your answers in the comments section! But feel free to comment!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Golden Lily Trivia #1 and Giveaway!


Hi guys! I'm doing my first trivia with my awesome blogging buddy Jen over @ Jen Ryland/YA Romantics! So excited and who doesn't like trivia? O_O

The trivia will start from June 20-27, 2012 where Jen and I will post a question, Jen's will be Bloodlines while mine will be about The Golden Lily. For every question you answers mine's or Jen's you'll be entered to win a finished copy of The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead! And plus if your answers are wrong or right you can still win! And there will be 8 questions :)

Jen will draw the winner out and it will be shipped ASAP by Priority Mail. Sorry but no international enteries!

Today's The Golden Lily Question: Who Does Syndey date that's very similar to her?
a.) Brayden
b.) Trey
c.) Adrian


 Don't leave your answers in the comments section! But feel free to comment!

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

New To Shelves (#1)

 
 
New To Shelves is a meme where I share the books I bought, received, swapped, or got at the library. It's similar to In My Mailbox and Stacking The Shelves. It's a new name but still the same meme for Stacking The Shelves :)
 
Bought:
The Summoning (Darkest Powers, #1)
 
I can't believe I hoped on Kelley Armstrong's train for this book! I read it halfway like last last year but I was still getting into YA so it creeped me out and I returned it. I totally regretted it but now I found it for $6 bucks at Tj-Maxx so I'm super lucky! :D
 
Then I went to the library to pick these 3 great books:
 

-After Obsession by Carrie Jones
-Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
-Rosebush by Michelle Jaffe
 
Really, really excited for After Obsession by Carrie Jones since I loved her Need series and still need to read Edure but I'll dive into this one first. Plus the cover creeps my out! :D Then I picked up Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott since I really need to start reading her books and its my first! I actually reading it now and its so sick and beautiful I love Elizabeth Scott. Then last Rosebush which sounds and looks like a great mystery! It's kinda cliche but still I would read it :D
 
P.S: I got a new camera so all the pictures look way better :D
 
Received:
I received The Tension Of Opposites by Kristina McBride from Mikayla over at Kismet Kayla. She is so nice and fun! And I love the letter along with the Tara Hudson bookmark. Thanks so much and can't wait to start the book more since I found out that Jay Asher commented on the cover I was like "Yeah! So need to read this ASAP!" Thanks so much Mikayla! :D


Now I finished...what Did YOU Get In Your STS? Or Book Haul? :D



 

Fresh Off The Press: June 10-16, 2012


Fresh On The Press is a way for me to tell you all the awesome releases coming this week! I'll start giving my opinions on them on the next post :) Hope you pick up one of these great releases soon!! :D


Out Now:

 Keeping The Castle by Patrice Kindl  My Life in Black and White by Natasha Friend  My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick  Tokyo Heist by Diana Renn  Zoe Letting Go by Nora Price  13 Secrets (13 Treasures Trilogy) by Michelle Harrison  Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson  For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund  The Golden Lily: A Bloodlines Novel by Richelle Mead  Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown  Rapture (Fallen) by Lauren Kate  Reunited by Hilary Weisman Graham  Timepiece: An Hourglass Novel by Myra McEntire

Now in Paperback:

 Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma  Ripple by Mandy Hubbard Ascendant by Diana Peterfreund  Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris  Beautiful Chaos (Beautiful Creatures) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl  Huntress by Malinda Lo  I'll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan  Ingenue (The Flappers) by Jillian Larkin  Siren's Storm by Lisa Papademetriou  Sometimes It Happens by Lauren Barnholdt  Tighter by Adele Griffin


 
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