Thursday, October 30, 2014

Chills and Thrills #ReadingCram : Twitter Synopsis Challenge

Oct 30--Twitter Synopsis Challenge--Make up their own synopsis for a scary book (made up story) using 166 characters or less. Post on any social media Hosted by KellysBookSpill

"Aria's past was always blurry. She doesn't know her parents or where she came from. She only has a locket and an ability to talk to ghosts."

That was actually really hard to do! o.O Usually I'm amazing at writing book synopses because I write them all the time when I'm bored, but keeping it at a certain character count is harder that I thought it would be. 

Why don't you guys take the challenge! See what short spooky synopses you can come up with!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sleep No More by Aprillynne Pike

Sleep No More by Aprilynne Pike
Average Rating on Goodreads: 3.7 of 5 Stars
My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Page Count: 340

Synopsis:

The blockbuster film Inception meets Lisa McMann's Wake trilogy in this dark paranormal thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Aprilynne Pike. This novel is also perfect for fans of Kelley Armstrong, Alyson Noel, and Kimberly Derting.

Charlotte Westing has a gift. She is an Oracle and has the ability to tell the future. But it doesn't do her much good. Instead of using their miraculous power, modern-day Oracles are told to fight their visions—to refrain from interfering. And Charlotte knows the price of breaking the rules. She sees it every day in her wheelchair-bound mother and the absence of her father. But when a premonition of a classmate's death is too strong for her to ignore, Charlotte is forced to make an impossible decision: continue following the rules or risk everything—even her sanity—to stop the serial killer who is stalking her town.

When I first picked up this book I wasn't expecting it to turn out like it did! I was pleasantly surprised by the direction the author chose to take it in! So kudos to you Ms Pike :D

Usually when I read an oracle story it's about them helping people with their powers, which this one did, but in this one, most Oracles fought their visions. It was seen as breaking the rules if you let yourself succumb to the visions. This is one of the things that made this story different and even more intriguing.

The crazy part was the amount of deaths that took place in this book o.o And some of them were gruesome hell! I hadn't been expecting that, not at all. Charlotte, who is an Oracle but hasn't been sworn into the Sisters of Delphi, has a connection to all of these murders. All of the people who were killed were people she had had contact with at some point in her life, people who could have been her friends if she wasn't the "freak" of the school

Charlotte has always questioned the need to fight her visions. She hates having the power and she just wants to be normal, but the visions of the murders are so powerful that she has no choice but to see them and as they get more and more frequent, Charlotte make the decision to get help from an anonymous caller to stop the killer.

Smith, the man who turns out to be the anonymous caller, seems to know more about Oracles than he should and, as the reader, you're immediately suspicious of him because Charlotte is.

Aprilynne Pike does a fantastic job of making the feelings of her characters tangible. As I read, I felt everything Charlotte felt and that is always something I look for when I read a book. I love being able to feel the emotions from a character

The relationship between Linden and Charlotte kind of felt unneccesary...but then again it needed to be there because of how it ended, However, I am glad that Pike did what she did when she ended it between them. I would have hated it if they stayed together since I felt that everything between them happened so fast and it wasn't real...which I was right...it wasn't real.

The ending was fantastic and kind of unexpected! I highly recommend this book :D

Happy Reading
Tia

Chills and Thrills #ReadingCram : Scary Make-Up Challenge

Oct 29--Scary Make Up Challenge--Make themselves up to look scary and share a pic! They can base if off of a character, or just go crazy! Doesn't have to be gory necessarily, whatever constitutes "scary" to them! Hosted by LITTLE RED READER

So my make up isn't that great because I don't have a lot lying around the house to do this but *shrugs* I tried? XD


*looks up at makeup* Good enough....I tried doing a zombie look but I don't know if I succeeded xD

Are you dressing up for Halloween? If so, what are you going to be?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Chills and Thrills #ReadingCram : Spell It Out Challenge

Oct 28--Spell it out Challenge--they can pick one of the following words: Ghost, Witch, Zombie, Howl--using each letter, find a title of a book they've read this year to "spell it out." FOR EXAMPLE
G  Graceling by Kristin Cashore
H  Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
O Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
S  Sanctum by Sarah Fine
T  Timebound by Rysa Walker

Q,X,and Z the letters can be anywhere in the title. Post on social media somewhere. Hosted by Rachel @ A PERFECTION CALLED BOOKS

So for my challenge I'm going to spell out the word Witch...I seriously hope that the books we use to spell it don't have to be creepy because I haven't read many weird or creepy books this year xD

W - The Winter People by Rebekah L. Purdy
I - Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
T - Take Me On by Katie McGarry
C - Champion by Marie Lu
H - Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

I tried putting the covers on here to go with each book but my computer hates me and decided to screw everything up -_- Anyway! What are your guys' favorite 2014 reads? 

Top Ten Tuesday #1: Books/Movies to read or watch to get into the Halloween Sprit

Top Ten Tuesday is an original meme that was created over at Broke and Bookish where you can answer the weekly question that is asked with a list!

This weeks question is: Top Ten books/movies to read or watch to get into the Halloween spirit?

I'm going to do both books and movies! 5 of each :)

BOOKS:

1. Anna Dressed in Blood.

I just finished this book and I have to say that it is definitely a spooky read, one that's great for the holiday!

2. Miss. Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

I haven't read this one yet, but it's on my list to read before the week is out! I've heard it's pretty damn creepy

3. Fiendish

This one I haven't heard much about, but it was on the epicreads most scary books list so it has to be pretty scary, right?

4. Hollow City

This is the second book to Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and I heard it's just as spooky as the first one!

5. And last but not least, Girl of Nightmares

Considering I just finished Anna Dressed in Blood, I decided to read the second one and from what I read, I know that it's going to be just as good as the first one!

MOVIES

1. Hocus Pocus

You cannot go through the month of October and NOT watch this movie. It's just a must watch every single year. I would feel weird if I didn't watch it at least once!

2. Twitches...

I don't know why, but I look forward to seeing this movie every year. Maybe it's because Tia and Tamera Mowry are in it? xD Idk but I love it

3. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

My mother is obsessed with Charlie Brown so every year we sit around as a family and watch his holiday shows :)

4. Annabelle

I wanna see this movie so badly! It seems so creepy and I cannot wait until I'm able to go to the movies

5. The Nightmare Before Christmas

The other day there was an argument in physics about whether this was a Halloween or Christmas movie...Halloween won ;) I actually watched this the other day :D

What are your Halloween picks? 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Chills and Thrills #ReadingCram : Song Challenge

Oct 27--Song Challenge--pick any of their creepy reads and pick a song that best describes that book (or feel of the book) OR make a playlist for the book! Post on any social network.They can even do a Spotify playlist and embed in their blog post! Hosted by Book Escape Reviews

Okay...I completely suck at picking out songs that would go with things xD But for this challenge I am going to try...watch me fail XD




1. Carry On My Wayward Son - Kansas
2. Blood - My Chemical Romance
3. I Can't Fight This Feeling Anymore - REO Speedwagon
4. Ghost - Parachute

I know I only used 4 songs but I couldn't really think of any other songs that went with the plot of Anna Dressed in Blood...I think those 4 songs pretty much sum it up xD

Have you read Anna Dressed in Blood? What songs would you have picked? Or if you haven't what songs would you pick to go along with one of your spooky reads?

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Average Rating on Goodreads: 4 of 5 Stars
My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Page Count: 316

Synopsis:

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. They follow legends and local lore, destroy the murderous dead, and keep pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

Searching for a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas expects the usual: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.

Yet she spares Cas's life.

So as you guys know, I'm participating in the Chills and Thrills #ReadingCram Read-a-thon and Anna Dressed in Blood was one of the books that I chose to add to my TBR. Now Last year around this time, I had started this book but I never ended up finishing it because it was due at the library and the amount of times I could renew it was depleted. Even though I had read the beginning of it before, I still forgot pretty much everything that happened because it had been so long. I'm glad I decided to pick it up again,

Kendare Blake's writing is so vivid and entertaining! She knows her way around words. I read the first book in her Goddess War series and I absolutely loved it, so I knew this one wouldn't be disappointing. Blake pulls you into the story straight from page one by showing a scene of Cas fighting a ghost. It gives you a glimpse of Cas's personality and the type of life he lives.

Normally I don't really like books that are in the male POV unless it's paired with a female one, but Blake made it work. She's one of the only author's I know of who can actually writing in the opposite gender's POV and not make it feel weird or overdone or completely unrealistic. I hate when a book feels that way, even if it's supposed to be paranormal xD

The plot line was unique too! I mean obviously it wasn't entirely unique as pretty much everything has already been done before, but Blake put her own spin on it and made it interesting. Cas is a ghost hunter or as Caramel and Thomas call him, a Ghostbuster XD And he gets a tip about this ghost in Canada called Anna Dressed in Blood. He thinks this'll be a simple killing, but what he didn't anticipate was that Anna isn't like normal ghosts he's killed before.

A few deaths, crazy rituals, and the breaking of a spell later, Cas comes face to face with something he thought he would have to track down. He hadn't anticipated his father's killer coming to him. In the end, it wasn't about killing Anna anymore, it was about saving himself and the people he had become friends with despite his resolve to keep everyone at arms length.

Anna Dressed in Blood is a creepy, spine-chilling read that anyone would enjoy at Halloween time. It's also a great book for those of you who don't really like romance. Nothing lovey-dovey happens until the last chapters and I don't think you can get any less romance than that nowadays xD

Happy Reading
Tia

Chills and Thrills #ReadingCram : Cover Recreation Challenge


Oct 26--A recreation of a book title and/or book cover (recreating in whatever way, drawing, acting, a photo, painting, etc).  Like Fangirl is fanggirl. The night circus as the fright circus.  Hosted by MySeryniti

So I racked my brain trying to come up with a cover I wanted to recreate or a title I wanted to change and I could not think of any. So I decided to go on goodreads and look around at all the covers on my TBR. I decided to recreate C. J. Daugherty's Resistance!


I absolutely love this cover I didn't know what I would do with it, but finally I came up with this:


I had fun making it! :D This was a fun challenge

What recreations did you guys come up with? :)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Seven Deadly Sins Book Tag


I was tagged by Sandee at A Whimsical Reader! Thanks girl :D This looks super fun!

GREED - What is your most expensive book? Most inexpensive?
My most expensive was probably my Divergent boxed set which was about $40...but if we're counting only individual books then it was my collectors copy of The Fault in Our Stars that was $25
My most inexpensive...um...I actually don't know o.O Maybe Mockingjay which I got for $2

WRATH - What author do you have a love/hate relationship?
Rick Riordan no doubt! His cliffhangers annoy the shit out of me but I love his books so much that I can't stop reading them XD He's a fantastic author but I think he gets too much joy out of making his readers suffer

GLUTTONY - What book have you devoured over and over again with no shame?
Prince of Wolves by Quinn Loftis. Everyone I told to read it hated it and couldn't understand why I liked it but I always read it over and over and over again because it comforts me and never fails to make me laugh :)

SLOTH - What book have you neglected to read out of laziness?
There are quite a few *grimaces* but I think the main one is The 5th Wave. I know that it's a great read and I know that the second one is already out and I know I'm crazy for not having read it yet...but I just haven't opened it. I have it on my iPod and every time I see it sitting on my shelf I'm like "I need to read that" but I never do .-.

PRIDE - What book do you talk about most in order to sound like an intelligent reader?
Uhm...well...I don't know if this counts but I always reference Percy Jackson when we're in English because my teacher always brings back every book we read to Greek Mythology...even though Percy Jackson is fiction the myths are actually real and I love being one of the only people in class who knows what the teacher is talking about XD

LUST - What attributes do you find attractive in male characters?
Well pretty much a guy like Adrian Ivashkov from Bloodlines. Tall, dark, and handsome with a wicked sense of humor but will protect those he loves at any cost! I also love those tatted mysterious bad boys ._. Like Isaiah from Crash Into You...

ENVY - What book would you most like to receive as a gift?
LAILAH!! I want this book soooo badly! I seriously cannot wait for it to come in at my library (it's in transit :D) but I want to OWN it! Christmas is coming up guys *winks*

This is an open tag which means anyone who wants to do it can! If you do just leave a comment with a link to your post so I can see it :D

Blurring the Lines by Mia Josephs

Blurring the Lines by Mia Josephs
Average Rating on Goodreads: 3.80 of 5 Stars
My Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars

Synopsis:

Christian Meyer quit his band and checked into rehab. Only, when he checks out to start his solo career, he can’t write. At all.

Corinne’s done the hollywood, famous rockstar boyfriend thing. It ended in such a huge disaster that she ran herself out of town, despite her career as a songwriter just beginning to take off. She lives in a small cabin in the woods of Washington to keep as far away from her old life as possible.

But when Christian is desperate to start his new career, and his manager has the perfect songwriter in mind, their worlds collide.

Corinne is determined to keep her distance, it’s just collaborating for a weekend. But when Chris shows up on her doorstep weeks after their meeting and pleading for help, she can’t turn him away. 

With the life she now lives and the past she’s desperate to keep buried, she’ll do everything she can to protect her heart, no matter how quickly she feels herself falling. 

For the first time in his life, Chris can see himself being in love, but with a tour date looming, and Corinne terrified to move forward, they both have a long road to travel if there’s a chance of them being together.

When I first started this book I knew that it would be a lot like every other New Adult romance book that I've read before. This one even reminded me of Jet by Jay Crownover with the whole falling in love with a famous rock star. However, even with the similarities to other books I've read, it was still a decent book.

The plot line may not have been very unique but the writing made up for it. Mia's writing was descriptive and very engaging and made it hard to stop reading. I had to put my iPod out of reach while I was at school so I didn't read during all of my class periods. It's not often that I find a book that has engaging writing like that.

The characters were also very well developed. They had backstory and they had personality. There was also change that developed within the characters and, even though it was in third person which I have a hard time getting into, I was still able to connect with the characters on an emotional level.

Corinne's fear of starting a relationship with Christian because of her past was easy to relate to because every has that moment when they second guess themselves on if the decision they are making is worth it. And Christian's struggle with writing calls to that part of us that feels lost when something we're good at; something we love, becomes almost impossible to do. It's terrifying.

Blurring the Lines was a touching and self learning type of book that has a lesson for everyone in it. I gave it 3.5 stars and I recommend this book to those who like romance and life lessons thrown casually in a plot line.

Happy Reading
Tia

Chills and Thrills #ReadingCram : Teaser Challenge

Today's challenge is to post a teaser from the book we're currently reading and add 3 spooky words to it! I personally love this challenge idea! Teasers are always fun ^.^

About swimmers and hikers who died at Trowbrige Falls, where the deadly party was that year. About how they liked to try to make you have the same accident they did, and more than one person had been victim to an invisible push at the cliff edge, or a decaying hand dragging them down the river current. That part makes me prick up my ears. From what I know about ghosts, it sounds probable. In general, they like to pass around the bloody badness that happened to them.


My words aren't that great but I still hope y'all like the teaser! :D I'm really loving this book so far. It's so creepy and Kendare Blake's writing is so vivid that it actually feels like I'm there with Cas...*shudders* I can't wait to find out what happens with Anna.

What are your teasers? 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
Average Rating on Goodreads: 4.48 of 5 Stars
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Page Count:

Synopsis:

The heart-stopping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, which Ransom Riggs, bestselling author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, called “a thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love.”

With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn’t know if the rebels, her friends, or even Adam are alive. But that won’t keep her from trying to take down The Reestablishment once and for all. Now she must rely on Warner, the handsome commander of Sector 45. The one person she never thought she could trust. The same person who saved her life. He promises to help Juliette master her powers and save their dying world . . . but that’s not all he wants with her.

The Shatter Me series is perfect for fans who crave action-packed young adult novels with tantalizing romance like Divergent by Veronica Roth, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and Legend by Marie Lu. Tahereh Mafi has created a captivating and original story that combines the best of dystopian and paranormal, and was praised by Publishers Weekly as “a gripping read from an author who’s not afraid to take risks.” Now this final book brings the series to a shocking and satisfying end.
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Oh my gosh this book was fan-freaking-tastic! I cannot believe I put reading this one off for so long! I admit that the first two weren't my absolute favorite books of all time but I still did like them. Then once Ignite Me came out I wanted to get my hands on a copy but my friends all finished it before I got the chance and kept telling me how disappointed in it they were and it made me less enthusiastic about reading it and I ended up putting it off for longer than I should have. 

When I went to the library the other day I hadn't been planning on walking out with many books but I should have known that after being away for so long I wouldn't be able to help myself. Ignite Me was one of the books I ended up checking out and I am so glad that it was there. 

Mafi had me laughing so much with this one. The last two books were more centered on Juliette discovering her powers and the start of the war with the Reestablishment, but I felt that Juliette was just a whiny little girl that always expected people to fight for her and do things for her. She never fought for herself, but in Ignite Me all of that changes, Juliette becomes a freaking badass!

I forgot how much I loved Mafi's quick and unique writing style. It made the book feel like it was over so much faster though. I think this was the first book I've read in a day in such a long time. Tahereh has such a way with words that Juliette's personality totally jumps out at you and you can't help but feel a connection with her and also with the other characters.

Speaking of characters let me just say that I absolutely LOVE Kenji! I think he's my favorite character by far in the whole entire series (besides James ;)) He's just so goddamn funny I can't handle it sometimes! I think I cracked up more during this book than I have during a lot of books I've been reading recently.
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"Back to work. And this time, focus. You're not an ape. Don't just throw your shit everywhere."

"I am not dramatic, okay? My presence just commands a certain kind of attention..."

"No,' he says, pointing at me as he shifts backward again. 'Bad Juliette. You don't kill people remember? You're against that, remember? You like to talk about feelings and rainbows..."
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And those are only a few of the many jokes that Kenji made that had me laughing my ass off. I wish that he had his own book <3 I can only imagine what that would be like.

The end did feel a bit rushed and the war a bit too easy, but I think that everything else made up for it! This was one hell of a book and I totally recommend it to everyone! And if you haven't read Shatter Me or Unravel Me...You better hop to it!

Happy Reading
Tia

Stacking the Shelves #1

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme created by Tynga over at Tynga's Reviews where you can share your weekly book hauls!

I've always wanted to do one of these...but I don't buy books often and I had stopped going to the library because I didn't have time to keep going there all the time since its quite a distance from my house, but my grandma just took me after school today and I went a little crazy (although not as crazy as I have before xD) but I got 4 books today! They're even slightly new ones :D ones I've been meaning to read but never made time to...


So the top one, Branded, I won in a giveaway (THANK YOU SAJDA) but the rest I got on my trip to the library :)

Zom-B: I thought it would be a good book to read for my chills and thrills reading cram this week 

Ignite Me: I've been meaning to read it for some time now and just recently I had a conversation with Misha, a blogger friend, about Warner and Adam and when I saw this I had to get it ^.^

Dangerous creatures: I loved the beautiful creatures series (the movie not so much) and Ridley was my favorite character besides Linc and Macon so I have to see what happened to her :p

Sleep No More: This one I just saw on the shelf and thought it looked interesting. I always love stories about oracles and all that jazz ;)

Chills and Thrills #ReadingCram : TBR Post


Hi guys! :D So it's finally the start of the Chills and Thrills read-a-thon! To kick this thing off, all of us who are participating have chosen the spooky books we want to read and are going to share them with the rest of you! I've chosen mine, but I'm doubtful that I'll finish all of them before the reading cram is over. Anyway! Here's my list ^.^

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake

Mrs. Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff

 





Sleep No More by Aprilynn Pike








I just realized that all of my books are ghost books o.O Maybe I should try and read Mortal Danger this week...I was going to read Zom-B by Darren Shan because I got it from the library but then I realized that it wasn't the first one -_- I hate when that happens

What Halloween themed books are you reading to get in the holiday spirit? I'd love to hear your choices :D



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Here With Me Release Day Blitz!

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Today we are celebrating the release of HERE WITH ME, a contemporary romance title by New York Times Bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin. This is the first book in The Archer Brothers series. Be sure to check out the teasers and contest below!

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HERE WITH ME Synopsis:

Ryley Clarke has grown up with the military in her blood, with both parents serving their country. Ryley knows the risks of being married to the military. But when the unthinkable happens, and her future husband is killed in action, Ryley can barely survive... until Evan's twin brother, Nate, helps her pick up the pieces. After serving on a special mission with the military for six years, Evan Archer returns home to find the unthinkable - the love of his life, Ryley Clarke - engaged to his brother, Nate. With Nate on deployment, Evan needs to figure out what happened in his absence, and more importantly, how to win Ryley back from the man he once considered his best friend, but now thinks of as his rival.
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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Imitation by Heather Hildenbrand

Imitation by Heather Hildenbrand
Average Rating on Goodreads: 3.58 of 5 Stars
My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Page Count: 272

Synopsis:

Everyone is exactly like me. There is no one like me.

Ven wrestles with these contradicting truths every day. A clone of wealthy eighteen-year-old Raven Rogen, Ven knows everything about the girl she was created to serve: the clothes she wears, the boys she loves, the friends she loves to hate. Yet she’s never met the Authentic Raven face-to-face. 


Imitations like Ven only get to leave the lab when they’re needed—to replace a dead Authentic, donate an organ, or complete a specific mission. And Raven has never needed Ven . . . until now.


When there is an attack on Raven’s life, Ven is thrust into the real world, posing as Raven to draw out the people who tried to harm her. But as Ven dives deeper into Raven’s world, she begins to question everything she was ever told. She exists for Raven, but is she prepared to sacrifice herself for a girl she’s never met?


This was better than I expected it to be. When I first started this book I figured it would be like a normal dystopian/sci-fi book, which is was a little, with a character who was one of those scared insecure girls that had people always saving her. But it really wasn't like that for the most part. Sure Linc was saving Ven a lot, but she still tried to get out on her own without help from anyone. It wasn't until Linc found out what she was that she started excepting his help.


The writing was engaging in a way that I haven't read in a long time. Lately a lot of the books I've been reading doesn't have an engaging plot or engaging characters or has writing that just makes you want to pull your hair out...but this one was none of those things. The characters were developed and the writing was vivid enough without being overly embellished. Also the development of the relationship between Linc and Ven wasn't too fast for me. I mean it was a little fast but it didn't have an insta-love feel at all! 


The ending tho....I seriously need to read Deviation...becuase I want to know what happens! I hate cliffhangers but then I love them at the same time because they leave you wanting more...I just wish I had the next one now instead of having to wait to find it


Anyway...I highly recommend this book! Anyone who is a fan of dystopian/sci-fi book should definitely pick this up because it's one that'll surprise you :)


Happy Reading

Tia

Book Blogger Confessions Tag


Ruless:
1. Answer these questions truthfully
2. Once you've answered this tag, tag five other book bloggers next

Thank you Sajda at Across the Words for tagging me :D This tag was originated at Laura's Book Reviews


My Responses:

1. Which book, most recently, did you not finish?
I have yet to finish Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas...but that's not because I don't like it! I absolute love all of the novellas that make up the book, I just haven't had time recently and I kind of have a problem of starting a book and then putting it down to start another one /: It's a really bad habit of mine but I plan on finishing Assassin's Blade soon!

2. Which book is your guilty pleasure?
I know most of the book lovers out there hate this book, but...Twilight by Stephanie Meyer is my guilty pleasure. I was forbidden for so long from reading it by my mom and when I was finally allowed to read it, I sorta just fell in love with it even though most of my reading friends couldn't stand it. 

3. Which book do you love to hate?
Matched by Ally Condie definitely

4. Which book would you throw into the sea?
If We Kiss by Rachel Vail...god that book was horrible and should not be in this world..it should definitely be at the bottom of the ocean

5. Which book have you read the most?
I don't usually reread books until it's been a long time since I've read it or a new book in that series is coming out and I want to remember what happened in the books before I read the next one, but one book that I have read more times than I can count is The Prince of Wolves by Quinn Loftis. The writing isn't all that great and it's insta-love, which I hate, but for some reason I find it hilarious. The depth of the character development is amazing and just the jokes and the way the characters talk has me laughing so hard I'm crying. It's a book that I like to read when I'm feeling down and need a little pick me up.

6. Which book would you hate to receive as a present?
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince...but not because I didn't like it xD I already have three copies..one bought by me and the other two given to me for a birthday present one year and a christmas present another year...by the same person too XD I would hate to get another one because then it would widen the gap between the sixth and seventh books on my shelf...I no like the gap xP

7. Which book could you not live without?
Probably Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! It's my favorite in the series and Harry Potter is one of my favorite series :)

8. Which book made you the angriest?
I don't think I have one...maybe Golden Lily by Richelle Mead? That ending made me pretty mad...at almost every character. Sydney's sister Zoe for turning her over to her father, Sydney's father for thinking she was corrupted, Sydney for telling Eddie to leave, and Adrian for giving up the moment he heard she had been captured.

9. Which book made you cry the most?
I cry at a lot of books o.O Even if I'm not supposed to cry....But I think I cried the most (on the outside) was when I read The Fault in Our Stars. That book took my heart and smashed it...Now I would have cried more when I read Love and Other Unknown Variables but I was in the middle of class and I managed to stop myself in time...if I hadn't who knows what would have happened xD

10. Which book cover do you hate the most?
Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead!! Or pretty much all of the Bloodlines book covers...They are fantastic books...but the covers...god they suck! The cover models just do not portray the chracters of the book and even the set up of how they're placed just don't seem right. I know there are a lot of people who judge a book by it's cover and I hate that this one is so unappealing because of how great it really is.

I tag:
Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books
Natasha @ Natasha's Little World
Laura @ Blue Eye Books
Ivey @ The Hopeless Reader
Dana @ Dana Square

The Last Glass by T. M. Lazar

The Last Glass by T. M. Lazar
Average Rating on Goodreads: 4.59 of 5 stars
My Rating: DNF

Synopsis:

Tori Knight moves to a small New York town where things aren't always what they seem. Though reluctant to leave her old life behind, she meets new friends, and falls for a guy.

Crispin DeMortimer is the most popular boy at Grimmsburg High. He had a summer fling with Natalia, the rich doctor's daughter, and also heir to a secret society. However, when he sees Tori for the first time, he feels an instant connection with her, one he has never felt before. Lucky for him, Tori feels the same. 

It's the start of a new chapter, for both Tori and Crispin, and Grimmsburg, NY is where untold secrets will be revealed, and challenges beyond anyone's imagination will be brought forth. Will the secrets of Grimmsburg bring Tori and Crispin together, or will these life changing secrets be too much for them both?

I received this copy from the author in exchange for an honest review

I really wanted to like this book...I thought it would be cool because I like supernatural books...but...god this book annoyed me! I don't mean any offense to the author because I know there are people out there who really liked the book, but it just wasn't for me at all.

First off is the writing. Every time I opened iBooks to read I wanted to close it again. It was all telling and no showing! I didn't know anything about how something looked or about what was going on. I couldn't even connect with the characters on an emotional level because everything moved so fast and there didn't seem to be any emotion in the writing. It just seemed like words were thrown on the paper. Plus she named things! Like...she actually named the car they were driving down to the exaact model! And there were other things that she named....when I learned how to write we were told not to use name brand things unless it was absolutely necessary...

Then we have the characters themselves...I just have to say that if you aren't confident in your ability to write in a guy's point of view...then don't do it...please... I was so annoyed with the quickness that Tori and Crispin's relationship developed. The first time that Crispin glimpsed Tori he's all "OMG SHE'S SO HOT! SHE'S MINE I HAVE TO HAVE HER" and it was the same for Tori!! And even Justin and Sophie! -_- All of the characters were just annoying and everything that happened didn't seem to have anything to do with the plot besides the bond that the synopsis talked about...

I was going to try and finish it...but I found myself skimming over the words and I felt that it wasn't fair of me to judge the book when I wasn't giving every word my full attention so instead I stopped because I knew that I would be giving it a bad rating since it couldn't keep my attention. I stopped reading at about 50% 

I'm still going to support T. M. Lazar even though I didn't like the book. What she's using most of her proceedings for is such a good cause! She's donating the money she makes to help the fight for cancer which is very inspiring. If any of you want to be apart of that help or you think that this book might be something that would interest you, then I recommend that you buy it or even if you don't think it's for you but you think that one of your friends might enjoy it, then pass it along :)

Happy Readings 
Tia

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Here With Me by Heidi McLaughllin Teaser #2

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HERE WITH ME by New York Times Bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin will be released in just 1 more week (on October 23rd!) Today we have a few teasers from the book.

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Synopsis for HERE WITH ME:

 Ryley Clarke has grown up with the military in her blood, with both parents serving their country. Ryley knows the risks of being married to the military. But when the unthinkable happens, and her future husband is killed in action, Ryley can barely survive... until Evan's twin brother, Nate, helps her pick up the pieces.

After serving on a special mission with the military for six years, Evan Archer returns home to find the unthinkable - the love of his life, Ryley Clarke - engaged to his brother, Nate. With Nate on deployment, Evan needs to figure out what happened in his absence, and more importantly, how to win Ryley back from the man he once considered his best friend, but now thinks of as his rival.

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Goodreads link 


AUTHOR INFORMATION

BIO: Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets. During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she's writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games. 

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