Monday, March 28, 2011


.I'm going to be gone this week. I recieved horrible news this morning that my grandmother passed away at 5:30am .I had to take an emergency flight to the Dominican republic. So ill be back soon.


Hey guys sorry for the wierd blog, I am trying to change my blog up because I got bored with the design I have!!! SO i am definitely up for suggestions,i want to change a lot but I am not really that web designing savy. So if you have any ideas or tips I would love the help!

Cover Crazy Monday *7*

COVER CRAZY MONDAY is a weekly meme hosted by  the Book Worms.The point of this meme is to admire the art and beauty of a book’s design, so I’m going to post minimal words. It is up to you to write how you feel and what you like about it the way you’d like to.

Firespell & Hexbound: Chloe Neil

Okay so I went to the libary and borrowed these books, and though I am currently reading something else I can't help but look at these books on my shelf. I mean it's so pretty and secretive it make me want to read the book so I can fins out what it's about. I just love it so much. The covers are so dark with just a hint of light! I really like them so much I hope the books are good so I buy them and gawk at them some more!!


It's Monday! What are you Reading? *6*

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week.  It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs,  and put new titles on your reading list. Hosted by Book Journey .

What I am Reading:
Hourglass: Claudia Gray
Synopsis: Goodreads

Bestselling author Claudia Gray’s Evernight series continues. In Hourglass, Bianca and Lucas have found a way to be together. But it means lying to the people who care about them the most.

After escaping from Evernight Academy, the vampire boarding school, Bianca and Lucas seek refuge with Black Cross, the elite group of vampire hunters led by Lucas’s stepfather. When Bianca’s close friend—the vampire Balthazar—is captured by Black Cross, Bianca knows she has to do whatever it takes to save him. But at what cost?

Hourglass, the third book in this gripping vampire series by the author of the New York Times bestseller Stargazer, has all the romance, suspense, and page-turning drama that have made Claudia Gray’s books runaway successes. 

I am very excited to read this book I read the first two books last year. I don't remember to many of the fine details of stargazer. All I remember is that Bianca escaped with Lucas and she'es with his family and they don't know what she is.  I will be starting it later today!
SO what are you guys reading this week?

Sunday, March 27, 2011


SO I am pretty sure you guys know Borders is closing many stores around the US. I have been checking in everyday to see how much they bring up there discount to! So I decided to actually buy some books today at borders because they had 40%-60% off  the list price of all books! They even had an additional 10% weekend discount. So I was able to buy 4 books at around 47%. SO I just wanted to make sure youguys take full advantage of it. I will be posting an IMM later this week to show you what I bought. So start shopping before all the books are gone!!!!!

Do Bloggers Sell Books?

One of the things that I love about blogging and following other people's blogs is that I have found many people that share similar thoughts as me. I think it' such a great feeling! I follow and I love Andye's post I agree with her on so many things. She recently made a post about whether DO BOOK BLOGGERS SELL BOOKS? It was such a good post and I would love to here your thoughts on it. Here's the link ! Below I will post what I posted on Andye's post and I want to hear your thoughts so I'll be waiting for you too finishing reading from that link!

My Thoughts!

I love this post Andye! I agree with you 100% When I began reading I read random books maybe 3books a year. Then I stopped. Then I picked up Twilight and fell in love. I didn't know what to do, so I went to the library didn't know what to get and so I left because I couldn't find anything. So I just reread twilight again. Then I randomly picked up (city of bones, vampire academy, and evernight) at walmart and fell in love. Bumped into goodreads online in search of what books to read next. Though that helped a little with helping me pick books but I asn't exactly what I was looking for. 

I started googling teen book clubs wondering of that existed lol.Then I ran into & and didn't know they were a blog until months later. I just thought they were like special people that got to speak to authors and so many cool books. After I started reading their blogs daily I found a whole bunch of other blogs that I fell in love with. It took me about 6 months to realize that I had the potential to start a blog and it's been the best thing.

Without blogs I wouldn't know what to read and people to talk to about books.I have bought so many books that I would have never bought without reading blogs (hunger games, wings, matched, nightshade)this is just to name a few. 
So all in all blogs are very powerful things!! (we should get endorsement deals!!! lol)

Because It's Bitter

Cassandra Clare posted on her website the scene from City of Ashes, when Jace & Clary are at the Seelie court  and the Queen tricks them into sharing that ****KISS****, but the best part is that it's from Jace's POV and man oh man is it GOOD. It's a must read!!!! I will share a snippet and provide the****LINK*** to the Rest.... Definite Must Read!

The scene that takes place during pages 170-174 of City of Ashes, in the chapter The Seelie Court, here from Jace’s point of view. I even gave it a name — “Because It Is Bitter.” Because boy, is Jace bitter here.

“But I like it
Because it is bitter,
And because it is my heart.” — Stephen Crane

“I know that I will not leave my sister here in your Court,” said Jace, “and since there is nothing to be learned from either her or myself, perhaps you could do us the favor of releasing her?”

The Queen smiled. It was a beautiful, terrible smile. The Queen was a lovely woman; she had that inhuman loveliness that faeries did, that was more like the loveliness of hard crystal than the beauty of a human. The Queen did not look any particular age: she could have been sixteen or forty-five. Jace supposed there were those who would have found her attractive — people had died for love of the Queen — but she gave him a cold feeling in his chest, as if he’d swallowed ice water too fast. “What if I told you she could be freed by a kiss?”


Saturday, March 26, 2011

On My Wishlist.....*6*

On My Wishlist is a great event that Book Chick City runs every Saturday. It's where you list all of the books that you desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. I thought this was a great way to start off my blog.

Illusions: Aprilynne Pike
        Laurel hasn't seen Tamani since she begged him to let her go last year. Though her heart still aches, Laurel is confident that David was the right choice. 

But just as life is returning to normal, Laurel discovers that a hidden enemy lies in wait. Once again, Laurel must turn to Tamani to protect and guide her, for the danger that now threatens Avalon is one that no faerie thought would ever be possible. And for the first time, Laurel cannot be sure that her side will prevail.

So I desperately want this book. I have seen so many blogs with ARC of this book and I am super jealous!! I need some more Tamina!!!!!!!!!! I am making a plea anyone that has this ARC please send it my way and I will send back as soon as I am done :-D. I really love this series and I don't think I can wait till MAY!!

What's on Your Wishlist??

Friday, March 25, 2011

Favorite Quotes *5*

So I decided to feature my favorite quotes of Wither on my blog. As I read more books, I will also be adding any other favorite quotes I have with other books that I read. I just love the feeling of having certain quotes transporting me to a part in the Book! ** Some spoilers if you have not read the book!** I must also admit that many are Will quotes because he is just so swoon worthy!!!!
Since I just finished Wither: Lauren Destefano 4 STARS, Here's my review!
  • "Fate, I think, is a thief." 
  • ""I always knew I was an excellent liar; I just didn't know that I had it in me to fool myself." 
  • "Eventually I realize that I am holding on to him just as tightly as he holds on to me. And here we are: two small dying things, as the world ends around us like falling autumn leaves." 
  • "The trick was looking past the illusion, because the exit was never as far away as it seemed." 
  • "I wonder if she has figured out that I'll never love Linden, especially not in the way she does, and that he'll never love anyone the way he loves her. I wonder if she realizes, despite all her efforts to train me, that I can never take her place." 
  • "She smiles at our husband as she moves, and he blushes, overcome by her beauty. But I know what her smile really means...Her smile is her revenge." 
  • ""My sisters were in that van." 
  • "Times like this, when she slips her hand into mine and holds on tight, and our husband becomes just a shadow in the doorway." 
  • "As I go, I hear her screaming my name, in a brutal, bloody way, like she's being murdered, which maybe she is. But slowly. It will take her six years to die."

Review: Wither: Lauren Destefano

Wither: Lauren Destefano
Synopsis: Goodreads
What if you knew exactly when you would die?

Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.

When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.

But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limted time she has left.

   This cover is just so romantic and ethereal. I really love it her hair her dress it's very artsy and I love it! 
My Review:
       Okay so I really don’t know how to start this review. I know that I was extremely excited to read this book and I kept hearing great things about it. When I began the book I had no idea what it was about to be honest, I knew it was dystopian and a great book. I don’t like to know the plots or summaries previous to reading the books because then the book get ruined even if it’s spoiler free. SO to be honest I didn’t know what to expect. And what I read I was really surprised.

               To begin I wasn’t expecting a world like this. It was very dark in a sense but the book wasn’t gloomy. I think the author did a great job at balancing the two. Rhine the protagonist was so interesting to read about. I think the way she contemplated about her life as Mrs. Ashby & kidnapped girl was amazingly written. When the book began I was like how can she stand being in this world. It’s horrible how can she be forced to marry someone and be kidnapped from her brother it’s pretty horrible. But then it’s balanced out by a not so horrible husband, and having everything she could desire (food, games, pool, beautiful house, loving husband, and amazing staff) except freedom. At times while reading the book I would think to myself it’s not so bad, maybe she should stay and make Lindson happy.  That right there is why I think the author did an amazing job, because she had me contemplating the realness to this life Rhine was living. There were points in this book were Rhine would lie so beautifully that she believed the lies herself.

               Rhine was an amazing character that was so strong willed. She played her part beautifully and stuck to her plan. I felt so bad for Jenna, she was the hardest to read about. She’s like that person you can’t save and you know is doomed. She was an amazing sister wife and wish her story could have ended differently. Cecily was so naïve in every way but it wasn’t her fault. She was so easily manipulated.  Lindson was so much like Cecily, he was naïve and sweet at the same time. It was unfortunate that he had such a horrible father to control his life like that. I really like him, and I would forget at times that he was only 21 and acted so much older at times. I was left wanting Rhine to love him at times. But I knew it could not be so. This book reminded me of Matched, in the way there was no freedom. Although matched was an extreme case controlling Vaughn was not too far off.  Vaughn was a great villain, I will say that. What he did was horrible and he was so creepy at times that I would be scared for Rhine. I really felt like he watched her at all times. He really freaked me out.

               Now this book is not my normal type of book that I read. It was different and not what I was expecting. It reminded me of Matched, in that it was slower paced but then not really. Not much happened action wise, but things were still moving. It was slower paced but not boring!  I am one to say that if I would have known that this book was about polygamy, dying races, kidnappings, and all the other horrible stuff in this book I probably wouldn’t have read it. BUTTTT!!!!!! It was done so well that I am glad I didn’t know much about the book. I normally love reading my paranormal romance where I ache for that kiss, or can’t wait for that couple to get together. Wither is not this at all!!!!!! But just because it wasn’t doesn’t mean it wasn’t good. Now that I think about it, before I read Hunger Games I read the summary and did not want to read it because I thought that’s not my type of book. BUT man am I glad I read it. Granted Wither is no Hunger Games but you get the point. I can’t wait to read the second book that follows this trilogy. It was so well written and I really couldn’t put the book down.  I am so glad I read this book!! 

In My Mailbox *9*

So I totally went on a Library Bing this week! I think it's time for me to go to rehab for my book addiction!!!
BTW I noticed that there are so many authors that have the name Rachel I had 3 just IMM this week, I thought that was interesting!

What did you guys get this week.

Books Mentioned:

Book Blogger Hop *5* & Follow My Book Blog Friday *4*

The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly event hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books and runs from Friday to Sunday. 

The Hop is a fantastic way to get your blog noticed, and visit some other blogs that you didn't know about before. Head over and sign up and see what you can find! Each week a different question will be added to the hop in order for conversations to occur, and for your followers to get to know you better. Here we go!

Follow Friday is hosted by the lovely Rachel at Parajunkee's View. Here is her question: 


  • *** I squirm or get super excited when there's those super romantic sexual tensions scenes
  • *** I have screamed at my books before if I read something I don't like
  • *** When I buy a hardcover because the book just came out, I exchange it for a paperback so my books match.
  • ***Sometimes when a book sucks I just skip paragraphs too finish it. (because I must finish everything I read!)
  • ***I want to eventually have a library in my house, walls covered of books, where I will hold all my YA Paranormal Romance 
  • ***I sometimes notice I start blogging about books more than I actually read lol. 

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Crazy for Books.

"If you could physically put yourself into a book or series…which one would it be and why?"

Okay so this probably won't be a surprise to many but I actually have two worlds I would like. 1st is vampire academy, because I think it's such a cool world. Especially the way things ended I think Lissa would make some pretty cool changes. I also think it's cool that damphirs are super strong moroi and wield magic. Second book I would wan't to put myself in is Wings! I love how this is one of the few books of fairy that are actually nice. they are not evil or sinister. They use their magic for pretty things. I think I would enjoy being a summer fairy dancing and being in plays and making beautiful things. It just sounds so magical. I think I am going to cheat, I want to be a wizard like Harry Potter. I think its so super cool how he cast spells and play quiditch, even though they live in a dangerous world I would of loved to go to school @ Hogwarts its so magical!! It would be so much fun.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Favorite Quotes *4*

So I decided to feature my favorite quotes of Angelfire on my blog. As I read more books, I will also be adding any other favorite quotes I have with other books that I read. I just love the feeling of having certain quotes transporting me to a part in the Book! ** Some spoilers if you have not read the book!** I must also admit that many are Will quotes because he is just so swoon worthy!!!!
Since I just finished Angelfire: Courtney Allison Moulton 4 STARS, Here's my review of Angelfire!
  • "As I swung a third time, he grabbed my wrist. "That's enough hitting," he growled. "You don't exactly hit like a girl, you know." 
  • "I guess it's true that love makes you blind." "No," my mom said. "It doesn't make you blind. You're very, very aware of everything about the one you truly love, whether you know it from what your eyes tell you or your heart. So no, love doesn't make you blind. It paralyzes you until you can't breathe or run away from it." 
  • "And everytime you die, a little piece of me dies with you." 
  • "I am so sick of you pulling this Batman shit on me!" 
  • "And I am your guardian, your bodyguard, sworn to protect and defend you. And you are making my job excruciatingly difficult." 
  • "I don't want to die and come back and not remember your face, Will. I don't want to spend another lifetime not knowing who you are!" 
  • "He reached forward to cup my cheek, the touch surprising me. "Please understand that no matter what I am or what has happened in the past, I am yours. I am devoted to you above all else, including my own life." I exhaled after holding my breath for what felt like forever. "That's pretty heavy, Will." His expression was impassioned, and the backs of his fingers brushed the side of my neck. "It is a burden I am glad to carry." 
  • ""His fingers traced the curve of my shoulder softly, as his gaze fell. I gasped sharply. If he tried to kiss me, I'd slap the crap out of him. Bond or no bond." 
  • "Ellie, you need to understand," he said softly. "I exist only to serve you and fight by your side. Whether that fighting is to preserve your life or to make sure you smile, that is what I am built to do. You're all I have, and I will watch over you forever." 
  • ""Love is a beautiful but terrible thing," he said. "You have to be careful with it. It can destroy you." 
  • "As I listened and watched, I knew he was as perfectly aware of me as I was of him, though he kept his infallible rhythm. I knew he could sense every inch of my skin from across the floor, as I could his, feeling every thread of the powerful centuries-old bond we shared. In that moment my lips grew numb and something spun deliciously warm in my chest. In that precise moment I knew I was undeniably in love with him." 
  • "No, I haven't heard that, but I'll keep it in mind. Thanks for the proverbial insight, my stalker friend." 
  • "I knew I had to live. I had to be there when you came back. You died alone, but I wouldn't let you come back alone." 
  • "It was good to know that when swords failed, simple girl tactics always worked - even on monsters." 
  • "I knew he was your boyfriend. Ellie Marie, I can't believe you lied to me, you hooker!" 
  • "Will, I'm in love with you. You're the only one who understands what I go through every day, the only one I can share this world with." 
  • "Are you coming with us?"  He looked down at me, his eyes a cool mint green. He seemed to have calmed down since Cadan left. "If you wish." "I would feel better if you were close," I whispered. "Cadan freaked me out." "Then of course," he said. "I'll follow you anywhere." 
  • "I know you don't have access to that memory yet, but I don't think it's something I can just tell you. It means too much to me, I guess." 
  • "I thrashed against him, but I couldn’t free my arms. I pounded my knee into his groin. His eyes bulged and he roared in pain, releasing me. It was good to know that when swords failed, simple girl tactics always worked—even on monsters." 

Review: Angelfire: Courtney Allison Moulton

Angelfire: Courtney Allison Moulton
Synopsis: Goodreads
This debut, the first novel in a trilogy, is achingly romantic, terrifying, and filled with blistering action.

When seventeen-year-old Ellie starts seeing reapers - monstrous creatures who devour humans and send their souls to Hell - she finds herself on the front lines of a supernatural war between archangels and the Fallen and faced with the possible destruction of her soul.

A mysterious boy named Will reveals she is the reincarnation of an ancient warrior, the only one capable of wielding swords of angelfire to fight the reapers, and he is an immortal sworn to protect her in battle. Now that Ellie's powers have been awakened, a powerful reaper called Bastian has come forward to challenge her. He has employed a fierce assassin to eliminate her - an assassin who has already killed her once.

While balancing her dwindling social life and reaper-hunting duties, she and Will discover Bastian is searching for a dormant creature believed to be a true soul reaper. Bastian plans to use this weapon to ignite the End of Days and to destroy Ellie's soul, ending her rebirth cycle forever. Now, she must face an army of Bastian's most frightening reapers, prevent the soul reaper from consuming her soul, and uncover the secrets of her past lives - including truths that may be too frightening to remember.
   So I don't really like his cover it's kind of blah compared to how amazing this book was! I would of been cool if it was an action shot of Ellie attacking a reaper or of her and YUMMMMY WILL. 
My Review:
       Okay I have so many things to say about this book and a lot of it is good. I really enjoyed it for so many reasons, so I am forewarning you, this might be a long one, but you will just have to wait and see. **Some spoilers**
                Okay so to begin I am a huge of fan of stories that start right away very naturally without feeling forced. By page 35 the male lead Will had already made his appearance and was telling Ellie about her true identity. The author did a lot of describing yet I didn’t feel overwhelmed. Ellie’s family was kinda rich and so were most people in this town. I thought that was a nice change from all the other books were the main girl is kind of just regular and they don’t care about their clothes or much of anything. The book flowed at a good pace and there was always something going on.
                Let’s now begin with Ellie. I actually really liked her. She seemed very strong, non whiny, smart, and very realistic. I like how she had friends that actually seemed like they were her friends, her BFF actually seemed like she really knew her cared for her. I enjoyed how even though Ellie was rich she wasn’t a snob. I loved how she would want to smack the crap out of Will for driving her insane at times and being so cryptic. There were times I was thinking in my head come on Ellie just smack him maybe that will get Will to talk!!! Ellie was just so strong at times. Like when she wanted to tell Will how she was feeling she made sure not to say anything because how the situation played out. She was able to make herself vulnerable without being walked all over. Even at times when she wouldn’t know what to think, she didn’t go straight into denial for the next chapters. Even though at times she would be thinking about Will she never turned not even a smidge stalkerish. One last thing about Ellie is that she is smart. When Will was explaining to her how the world worked you know Reapers are evil and that's the way things are,she questioned it and didn't automatically accept it. She has a mind of her own, and even though things might falling apart al over her she remains cool.
          Okay now WILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Okay many have seen random postings of mine about Will and his yummyness. When I say he’s yummy it’s because he is! He’s a good mix of yummy, sexy, honest, cute, funny, sarcastic, mysterious, strong, vulnerable, smartassness and other words I can’t think of.  I loved how he has served Ellie for 500 years yes that’s right I said it, ,he has stayed by her side for 500 years. Even waits for her to be reincarnated 20 years or so to help her remember to be a preliator and serve as her guardian. I liked how the author didn’t automatically make Will a dick and make Ellie chase after hime throughout the majority of the book until he gave up and told her a little bit of the truth. No instead he sought her out, gave bits and pieces of information, and still maintained mysterious and trustworthy. (IE… Fallen: lauren kate) Some of my favorite scenes were when he would tell Ellie “so like yeah, I was hoping you would remember on your own by now but you haven’t so BTW I’m a reaper!)” He would say it so calmly! Omg and all those romantic scenes!!! So much tension, the way he would look at her or the things her would say…………, I almost screamed when I found out in all those 500 years of being together that was the first time they kissed. What self control!! It’s so hard for me to put into words the various parts I loved about Will because there are so many that I can’t remember them all. Just know if not for anything else this book is definitely something to read because of Will!!!     
                I enjoyed the side characters a lot. Ellie was going through a lot with her parents. I mean her dad WOW OH WOW can you ASSSHOLE!!!! I really thought man he must be possessed I think he’s a reaper, (btw this is still my guess even though it has not been proven and no evidence but who knows maybe book 2 will reveal my theory!) His character though hard to read was very intense and real. The mother she was extremely caring and just want the best for Ellie and really tries even though she’s really lenient. Kate her BFF had me laughing with her personality. She seemed to care Ellie a lot and I have feeling (another theory in the making) that she will be finding out Ellie’s true secrets. Landon seemed very realistic, just because he liked Ellie doesn’t mean he was automatically turned into part of a love triangle.  He likes Ellie for a long time but that doesn’t mean that he’s pining over her and now how will Ellie ever choose between the two!
                Though I loved many things I enjoyed there were a few I was not a fan of but very few. Okay so Ellie got a brand new car I mean $30,000 audi andof course the author rips it to shreds. Every time some type of damage was bestowed on the car I cringed and I couldn’t believe her parents did not kill her.   With that said in this world of angels, fallen, reapers, arch angels, I kind of expected them to I don’t know have potions to fix stuff. I don’t know like when her car was ruined or during her partied when she was thrown through the window I mean everyone saw that and I thought that was huge but it wasn’t made into one which bothered me a bit. (I don’t know it’s weird) Another thing that bothered me and I find kind of annoying in books are long fight scenes. I mean I understand she kills reapers so I know she has to fight but I just feel it should not be more that 2 pages of battle or else I feel like I have ADD and get bored or can’t concentrate on the book because I don’t know what’s going on.  I mean when I was almost done and the big climatic scene came where there was a big fight I think it lasted like 10 pages or so. I tended to put the book down at that point because I can’t read that much action I am the type of reader that likes reading dialog. I couldn’t get the concept of what the arch angels were the fallen, the reapers. I didn’t understand it and I couldn’t tell what was what and why. I still don’t know it just was kind of confusing.
                So overall I think this was such a great debut for this author. Awesome storyline that reminded me of other books but yet was still very unique and different. It has a good paranormal romance, action, story line,, and characters. I am very excited and sad because the book was really good so I want to read the next one but since this book just came out a few months ago who knows when I will be able to read the next one. So all in all a great book and must read! Thanks for those who stuck it with me, and read my long long review!