Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
While other teenage girls daydream about boys, Calla Tor imagines ripping out her enemies’ throats. And she wouldn’t have it any other way. Calla was born a warrior and on her eighteenth-birthday she’ll become the alpha female of the next generation of Guardian wolves. But Calla’s predestined path veers off course the moment she saves the life of a wayward hiker, a boy her own age. This human boy’s secret will turn the young pack's world upside down and forever alter the outcome of the centuries-old Witches' War that surrounds them all
I won this ARC and I was very very impressed with this book. I won't give away the plot, as it comes out in October, but I loved this book. It was a nice change to see a female character that was strong but she still had a vulnerability that made her seem real. The characters are easy to realte too, even the ones that are considered to be "bitches". I want to say more but to do so would spoil the book, so I highly reccomend you all to read this book when it comes out
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
But good news Aine is having an awesome book contest!!! The first is THE HUNGER GAMES and CATCHING FIRE and mockingjay pins, keychains and more. One winner will get books, and three others will get pins! 0nly 3 DAYS LEFT!!!
- I have yet to read these books and I would love too.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
from Good Reads:
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder - much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing - not even a smear of blood - to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know....
Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end
*may contain spoliers*
- I do like this series, I do, but it is not my favorite. I will start with negatives and end with the positives. Okay so, my real negatives mainly have to do with the two most popular characters in the series: Jace and Clarry. Sorry but I really do not like them. I can understand Jace at times, because of what he went through, but some times his attitude is a real turn off. He just seems to be a jerk all the time, especailly to Simon. Clarry, I feel bad for her, but she wines way to much for my licking. I kinda want her to do something about her sistuation, on her own and with out help. and the ending of this book: why didn't they kill the bad guy? I mean he's right there... they could have at least tried to kill him.
okay now for the positives. I find the fight scenes, especially the one when they go looking for the mortal cup, to be well written and thought out. They are fun to read and I can feel the suspense. Another good thing in this story is Alec and Magnus. I love them apart and together. I do like this series, and i'd read it again, but it is not the best I have read. I'd give it a B++
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
by Emma Michaels
Release date: August 13th 2010
No one knew of its existence until it was removed from the attic upstairs.
In a beautiful house that overlooks the sea, an antique clock has the power to change the course of their lives.
The power the clock resonates will not only force Destiny and ex-boyfriend David on a journey into the depths of one man's mind long dead, but into the mind of a man filled with hatred and bent on revenge.
With the only clues to the nature of the clock having disappeared into the sea, Destiny and David must retrace the steps the man had taken into the darkness, before they fall prey to the trap he had set in motion over half a century ago.
Hatred never dies
And I have to show off the French Cover Of Ink Exchange, by the fabulous Melissa Marr. Ink Exchange is probably by far my favorite young adult book ever, and Irial being my favorite YA character *swoons* and this is my favorite cover: I don't speak french but I want this book
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
My lips parted as I drew a sudden, starltled breath and in that instant his mouth was on mine, soft as velvet. I closed my eyes against the rush of a hundred wings that suddenly beat in my chest and soared through my body.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Review: Sea by Heidi R. Kling
Haunted by recurring nightmares since her mother’s disappearance over the Indian ocean three years before, fifteen-year old California girl Sienna Jones reluctantly travels with her psychiatrist father’s volunteer team to six-months post-tsunami Indonesia where she meets the scarred and soulful orphaned boy, Deni, who is more like Sea than anyone she has ever met.
She knows they can’t be together, so why can’t she stay away from him? And what about her old best friend-turned-suddenly-hot Spider who may or may not be waiting for her back home? And why won’t her dad tell her the truth about her mother’s plane crash? The farther she gets from home, the closer she comes to finding answers.
And Sea’s real adventure begins
Sea by Heidi R. Kling was by far the most truthful and devesating
books I have read so far this year. When the tusnami hit Indonisia in
christmas of 2004 I could only imagine what those affected by the wave
must have felt. To loose everything you loved: family, homes, your
life. The story of Sienna, or Sea, is a story of a girl trying to find
herself. I feel that this was a story that needed to be told, as I was reading it I was reminded of what I was so fortunite to have. Every day we complain about something or another when in reality we have nothing to complain about. Heidi R. Kling has painted a beautiful picture of the Indonesia, I was able to picture the Orphange and the village that Deni and Sea drove through. I loved how during the story of a girl looking for acceptance in herself, and the slow but steady rise in confidence of orphanded children, there was a love story. Even though Deni and Sea only knew each other for a short period of time the chemistry was there. I could feel the devotion that they had for each other, and it was a bitter sweetness when they had to part. I loved that the love story, was not the main story, but that the choices that Sea made in order to become the girl she had once been. This book shows you that no matter how hard life gets, no matter how far you seem to fall, there is allways hope. I give this book an A++
and now I leave you with my favorite quote from the book, from Deni:
"We do not choose what happens to us. We can only choose what we do after. What we do now. We can only choose to keep going"
Saturday, August 7, 2010
I agree with everything she has said. Why can't woman in strories be sexual? and if they are why are they called whores?
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Wow: Steel by Carrie Vaughn
Release date: March 15 2011
Synopisis from Goodreads: When Jill, a competitive high school fencer, goes with her family on vacation to the Bahamas, she is magically transported to an early eighteenth century pirate ship in the middle of the ocean
This book looks really good, I'm happy to be seeing more strong woman in YA literature
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
"I felt electricity. Real electricity as real as the bolts ripping through the sky. I knew as he twined his his fingers through mine that with out a doubt, I was fully awake"
- page 337 ( on the bn e- reader app for itouch)
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Sunday, August 1, 2010
Their eyes, human eyes in wolf skulls, remind me of water: the clear blue of water reflecting the spring sky, the brown of a brook churning with rainfall, the green of the lake in summer as the algae begins to bloom, the gray of a snow-choked river. It used to be only Sam's yellow eyes that watched me from between the rain-soaked birches, but no, I feel the weight of the entire pack's gaze. The weight of things known, things unsaid.
Sam, who spent most of his life as a werewolf, has undergone an unlikely cure and no longer transitions between fur and skin as the temperature changes from cold to hot. This should be a happy time for Sam and true-love Grace, but just as he begins to trust his new human life, Grace feels her humanity slipping away. Sam's focus is split between worry for Grace and his role as caretaker of the werewolf pack, which for the first time in years includes new
Linger was amazing, wow. I was not lucky enough to have bought the book, because of some stupid rule and lack of money, but I was able to read the book. I liked this book far more than Shiver, where at times I found Shiver to a bit lacking for my taste, Linger served me a large banquet of awesome werewolfiness!!!! I loved Sam in this book! He was funny and he was romantic and frankly I wouldn’t mind a boyfriend like him, and Grace I like how she was a bit stronger in this book and how she didn’t allow her parents or anyone to stop her. The fact that the tables have basically turned for Grace and Sam fascinate me, I am so curious to find out what Sam is going to do in Forever. This was a great book and if you loved Shiver (or even just liked it) I would recommend Linger- Maggie Stiefvater is a wonder woman for creating this series… especially for creating Sam; D
Wow this is a great honor!! Thank you so much to Alison at : http://alisoncanread.blogspot.com/2010/08/awards.html
The rules for this award are:
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Share 7 things about yourself.
Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic for whatever reason! (In no particular order...)
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Seven things about myself:
1. I have written a full length book
2. I stole a reseese peanut butter cup when I was little
3. I have tried Snail, and liked it
4. I love the book the count of monte cristo (though I've only read it once)
5. I started writing because I was bored in class and used a poster to name by bad guy
6. I want to go to Ireland and look for faeries
7. I am in love with barnes and nobles
Six bloggers - because I'm really tired (in no particular order)
Alice: Risque-y Business http://risque-ybusiness.blogspot.com/