Monthly Archives: September 2013

Stacking The Shelves #8

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Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks

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Bought:

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Title: Hex Hall
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Published: 2010 by Hyperion Book
Source: Half Price Books
Hardcover

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Title: Starling
Author: Lesley Livingston
Published: August 28th 2012 by HarperTeen
Source: Amazon
Hardcover

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Title: The Ask and the Answers ( Chaos Walking #2 )
Author: Patrick Ness
Published: August 10th 2010 by Candlewick Press
Source: Half Price Books
Paperback

 

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Trade:

11387483Title: Rock On
Authors: Denise Vega
Published: March 5th 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Source: Bookmooch
Paperback

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Title: Crank
Author: Ellen Hopkins
Published: October 1st 2004 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
Source: Paperback Swap
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YA Book Review + Giveaway: The Waking Dreamer By J.E. Alexander

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Title: The Waking Dreamer
Author: J.E. Alexander
Published: September 22nd 2013 by Mechanical Owl Media
Type: Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy
Source: Sign Copy from the Author for a honest review.

Paperback, 343 pages

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Summery:Emmett’s dream is always the same. Tingling with half-forgotten memories, he stands in an unknown room surrounded by mirrors, curio cabinets, and nesting dolls. A painting, Belshazzar’s Feast, hangs on the wall, its disembodied hand numbering the King’s final days. Then comes the stranger, the serpent-wielding young woman with the glittering amber eyes. Her words are always the same. Emmett will soon save her. Then the supposed hero awakens to his unremarkable life, awaiting the next night and the same maddeningly familiar dream.

Seventeen-year-old orphan Emmett Brennan remembers nothing of his past—not the boiler room in which his needle-ravaged mother gave birth to him, nor the Druids who tenderly delivered him. He can’t remember the cabal-summoned Revenant that clawed itself from shadow to hunt him, or why his mystical midwives hid him from the necromantic creature. Approaching adulthood, he is unaware of the dark forces that still search for him or the mysterious sentinels who secretly protect him, but on the eve of his eighteenth birthday that will change. The Revenants will find him. Only the young woman from his dreams can help him confront all he was once made to forget. Together, they will brave the nightmarish landscape Emmett’s waking world will soon become.

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* I received the book from the author for a honest review

The book is counted as a Young-Adult and New Adult. My first thought before i started reading the book was ” I LOVE the cover” Seriously tho whoever did the cover art did such a amazing job on it. I love every part of the art work. The quotes in the beginning with William Blake and Alice in Wonderland was so spot on,  fantastic way to start the book.

The beginning did confuse me just a little bit, i didn’t really get what was going on until i kept reading and all made somewhat sense and i was like “Oh yeahhhh”. I really enjoyed all the movie references, some where my favorites. I really liked Emmett’s personally and could relate to him to a certain extent. he reminds me of well a male version of me when it comes to my nerdy obsessions.

The Book was packed with things that bump into the night, loved J.E Alexander’s imagination. Emmett heads out town to search for his mother. What just seemed like a somewhat simple trip to Florida minus no money and a almost broken down car can get ya. Turns in to a crazy Adventure of survival with monsters and  spooky mythical creatures, full of twist an turns.

The Story can get a little complex and parts i didn’t really get but overall thought the story was a fun and unique. I can’t say that i 100% love it, but i did like it and do recommend the book. I really feel like the guy readers in the world would like the book. Thumps up to the author.

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Waiting on Wednesday #3

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine,
which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!

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Title: The Fiery Heart ( Bloodlines #4 )
Author: Richelle Mead
Comes out November 19th 2013 

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In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her. . . .

But the struggle isn’t over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there’s still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure—and re-education—looms larger than ever.

Pulses will race throughout this thrilling fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where no secret is safe.

 

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so freaking excited about this! I love the Bloodlines series. Richelle Mead is one of my favorite authors. She is amazing! a LEGEND! The Fiery Heart looks like it’s gonna be epic. we get to read in Adrian and Sydney’s P.O.V and my fan-girl feels hasn’t stopped since i found out. Like i said it’s gonna be epic. i can all see myself flooding with tears when i read it. or laugh my way to a mental hospital.. one way or another i am gonna freak out and go crazy when the mail-man drops off the package. Yes i i have this book Pre-ordered this book for a very long time…I wish it was November already.

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YA Book Review: Frozen By Melissa De La Cruz

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Title: Frozen ( Heart of Dread #1 )
Authors: Melissa De La Cruz, Michael Johnston
Published: September 17th 2013 by Putnam Juvenile
Type: Dystopia, Scienice Fiction, Fantasy
Hardcover, 336 pages

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Summery: From New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston comes this remarkable first book in a spellbinding new series about the dawn of a new kind of magic.Welcome to New Vegas, a city once covered in bling, now blanketed in ice. Like much of the destroyed planet, the place knows only one temperature—freezing. But some things never change. The diamond in the ice desert is still a 24-hour hedonistic playground and nothing keeps the crowds away from the casino floors, never mind the rumors about sinister sorcery in its shadows.At the heart of this city is Natasha Kestal, a young blackjack dealer looking for a way out. Like many, she’s heard of a mythical land simply called “the Blue.” They say it’s a paradise, where the sun still shines and the waters are turquoise. More importantly, it’s a place where Nat won’t be persecuted, even if her darkest secret comes to light.But passage to the Blue is treacherous, if not impossible, and her only shot is to bet on a ragtag crew of mercenaries led by a cocky runner named Ryan Wesson to take her there. Danger and deceit await on every corner, even as Nat and Wes find themselves inexorably drawn to each other. But can true love survive the lies? Fiery hearts collide in this fantastic tale of the evil men do and the awesome power within us all.

rbI love the quote before the books starts it was amazing and when they used the line from Imagine Dragons song “It’s Time” I giggled like a crazy person. I am obsessed with that band. I was really Pumped to read the book after that.

I really liked the Blue Blood series. I haven’t finished the whole series but the ones i have read where awesome. I was really happy to Hear that Melissa was writing a dystopian books. They are my favorite type of books. To see Melissa and Micheal’s P.o.v to a dystopian book was awesome. I thought they did a good job on portraying the whole concept.

The first pages called ” The Voice of the Monster ” was really spooky and intense. I loved it. The Beginning won me over. I just loved how the book was written. It was easy to follow. Watching these people go threw survival and struggle to get where they need to go was beautifully written and honest.

Nat has a voice in her head telling her what to do, she tried to fight it but soon she finds out how much she is connected  to the voice and she most not ignore it. She escapes solitary and goes hiding in New Vegas. She is trying to find the Blue water that has known to be a myth. The word is full cold and the waters are black. Around New Vegas is just a waste land. People who have a mark have powers and are Rotting away.

Wes is a formal Marine at age sixteen He struggles to earn money for his crew. he is part of the Military Secret Division, But jobs are hard to come by. Wes and Nats lives connect when Wes is the only person and his crew that can help her to the Blue Waters. They go threw a lot of problems and struggles and even lose people on the way.

Frozen is action packed. A dystopian with a touch of romance but not to much to make the book cheesy. They book wasn’t all about the romance it was so much more then that. There is a lot of twist and turns that will make your heart just stop. There was not Love triangle which i was very thankful for…at-least not yet! who knows what the 2nd book is gonna be about. I thought the whole concept and plot was interesting and different. There wasn’t a dull moment in the back.. A great dystopian book i recommend it for sure.

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YA Book Review: Betrayed A House of Night Noval

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Title: Betrayed ( A House Of Night #2 )
Author: P.C Cast, Kristin Cast
Published:  2007 by St. Martin’s Griffin
Type: Paranormal, Vampires
Paperback, 310 pages

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Summery: Fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird has managed to settle in at the House of Night.  She’s come to terms with the vast powers the vampyre goddess, Nyx, has given her, and is getting a handle on being the new Leader of the Dark Daughters. Best of all, Zoey finally feels like she belongs–like she really fits in. She actually has a boyfriend…or two. Then the unthinkable happens: Human teenagers are being killed, and all the evidence points to the House of Night. While danger stalks the humans from Zoey’s old life, she begins to realize that the very powers that make her so unique might also threaten those she loves. Then, when she needs her new friends the most, death strikes the House of Night, and Zoey must find the courage to face a betrayal that could break her heart, her soul, and jeopardize the very fabric of her world.

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I was NOT a fan of Marked the first book in the House of Night Series..and i’m very disappointed that the second book betrayed was not good at all. I didn’t finish that book. i felt like the Awkwardness in this book was hard for me to keep on reading. I think the whole series covers are awesome i just wish the story was awesome. Zoey’s personality and actions just annoyed me. I hate not finishing a series, like it just drives me crazy when i don;t finish a series…but i just couldn’t deal with this series at all. Maybe the 3rd book and up are better books and worth the read but i just CAN’T. It’s not i dislike the book. i do like the whole concept the authors tried to aim at. But it just wasn’t for me. I couldn’t lose myself in the books. I couldn’t relate to the characters at all. Honestly if the book was in Aphrodite’s p.o.v..then the book might just have something. The love triangle in this book was just confusing and lame and awkward..if you’re gonna do a love triangle then just do it right..that’s all i ask.

I Don’t want to total hate on this series. there is people who liked the whole series. I just couldn’t wrap myself around it. If you liked the series that’s awesome. I am happy you like it and find the good in it. If you haven’t read the book in my opinion i don’t recommend it but if you like to risk it and think you might like it and if you like a Darker version of twilight then you might just like the series.  then go for it. Please let me know what your pros and cons of the series is.

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Stacking The Shelves #7

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Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks

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Sign Copy:

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Title: The Waking Dreamer
Author: J.E. Alexander
Published: September 22nd 2013 by Mechanical Owl Media
Source: Sign copy from the Author exchange for a honest review
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Bought:

15850937Title: Frozen ( Heart of Dread, #1 ) 
Authors: Melissa De La Cruz, Michael Johnston 
Published: September 17th 2013 by Putnam Juvenile 
Source: Wal-mart 
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Trade:

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Title: School’s out-Forever ( Maximum Ride #2 )
Author: James Patterson
Published: 2007 by Grand Central Publishing
Source: A BookMooch Trade.

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YA Book Review: Witch & Wizard

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Title: Witch & Wizards ( W&W #1 )
Author: James Patterson, Gabrielle Charbonnet
Published: October 2010 by Little, Brown and Company
Type: Urban Fantasy, Supernatural, Action
Paperback, 314 pages

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Summery:The world is changing: the government has seized control of every aspect of society, and now, kids are disappearing. For 15-year-old Wisty and her older brother Whit, life turns upside down when they are torn from their parents one night and slammed into a secret prison for no reason they can comprehend. The New Order, as it is known, is clearly trying to suppress Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Being a Normal Teenager. But while trapped in this totalitarian nightmare, Wisty and Whit discover they have incredible powers they’d never dreamed of. Can this newly minted witch and wizard master their skills in time to save themselves, their parents–and maybe the world?

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I really enjoyed Maximum Ride by James Patterson. I wanted to take a chance on Witch and Wizard to see if i would like other James Patterson books…and i am happy to say i do. The book was full of all the things i like, action with a touch of adventure and the supernatural. Win, win!

the story is pretty much about the lives of brother and sister. you watch them struggle threw the new order and escape to save there parents and there death sentience. They are the ones who will save the people from The One Who is the ONE! Whit and Whisty have to free from there jail cell. They discover they are a witch and wizard, and The One who is The One wants them dead. They are stuck by other kids who have disobeyed the New Order. The book is set in the 21st century but with a twist, Stepping back to the time of Burning Witches in the Salem period.

The beginning of the book starts off crazy where you don’t really know what’s going on. After you read more you start to connect the pieces together. It has it’s funny moments, like Whisty, She is a very sassy girl. There is some sad parts, but i can’t say any of it made me feel sad to the point of tears…it was pretty much those sad parts where you just frown and keep reading.

Overall: I loved the book The connection of a brother and sister is the most powerful. it was nice to read about two siblings protecting each other and have such a strong connection. I HIGHLY recommend this book.

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