Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (35)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB from Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page.--BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS. Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away. You don't want to ruin the book for others.
  • Share the title & author, so others can add to their TBR list if they like your teasers.
Our Teasers This Week. . .

I shiver at the word "destruction." Somewhere in the darker parts of me, I crave destruction, as long as it is Erudite being destroyed. But the word carries new meaning for me, now that I have seen what it can look like: gray-clothed bodies slung across curbs and over sidewalks, Abnegation leaders shot on their front lawns, next to their mailboxes.

-from page 110, Insurgent (Divergent #2)

Monday, July 30, 2012

Reviews To Come (week 4) 7/30-8/5

Reviews this week-



Don't Breathe A Word by Holly Cupala

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Ditched: A Love Story by Robin Mellom- finished yesterday ^_^

Reading now-

Prom Dates from Hell by Rosemary Clement-Moore

Up next-

The Queen of Kentucky by Alecia Whitaker

Happy Reading Everybody!

Reviewed last week-

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Reading now-

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Up next-

Night Shade by Lynne Ewing

Mini Review: Don't Breathe A Word

Don't Breath A Word by Holly Cupala
Publication Date: January 3rd 2012
Genre: YA Contemporary
Pages: 299


Joy Delamere is suffocating...

From asthma, which has nearly claimed her life. From her parents, who will do anything to keep that from happening. From delectably dangerous Asher, who is smothering her from the inside out.

Joy can take his words—tender words, cruel words—until the night they go too far.

Now, Joy will leave everything behind to find the one who has offered his help, a homeless boy called Creed. She will become someone else. She will learn to survive. She will breathe... if only she can get to Creed before it’s too late.

Set against the gritty backdrop of Seattle’s streets and a cast of characters with secrets of their own, Holly Cupala’s powerful new novel explores the subtleties of abuse, the meaning of love, and how far a girl will go to discover her own strength.

One cheesy word- breathless

This book is told in the present and in flashbacks of the main character Joy's life. Though sometimes it can get a little confusing between the two, but really only a little. We get to see the reasons why Joy decided to live on the streets- smothering family because of her asthma condition and because of her abusive boyfriend, though we only see the more verbal kind than anything else. Till one night that is.

Joy is controlled by Asher, her boyfriend, words. He can get her to do anything, and I mean anything, just because he holds her father's future with his job in his hot little hands. Asher is a bully and you just want to shake Joy silly for being so stupid by not breathing a word about it.

I enjoyed this book. It's a page turner and you'll just love watching Joy become a stronger women throughout the book. Also, it helps she's met a great guy that showed her the strength to talk, even though he doesn't know it.

Overall- a great story line, cast of characters and their lives on the street, and a world described beautifully of how truly this world can be dog eat dog out there. There's humor, love of a family in the oddest places, sweet hopeless romantic scenes that'll just eat you up, and written words that'll clench your air ways and leave you completely......breathless

Happy Reading Everybody!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

One Year Blogiversary & I am a Book Hoarder (5)

Today it's been one year for me and this blog and I freakin can't believe it! Haha, I will be doing a giveaway just not right now. I've got to go to this little cute book store a town over and see if I get any cool ideas for a giveaway.

I did have a cool idea but I just don't have the cash to buy everything then to send it out, plus, I'm also saving for other things that are important in my life, like me boyfriends birthday  ^_^.

So I promise it'll be awesome for my wonderful readers and Happy One Year!


Now let's see what we got this week, shall we?

Free for Kindle-

Madly by M. Leighton 


Mothership by Martin Leicht & Isla Neal- this was an impulsive buy and now, now it's officially the last book I'll be buying.....for now. 

Borrowed from Library-

Ditched: A Love Story by Robin Mellon- I am hooked. Yep, hooked I'll be done with this one today. ^_^

Prom Dates from Hell by Rosemary Clement-Moore- I've been wanting to read this one for forever so I just grabbed it and ran. Haha

The Queen of Kentucky by Alecia Whitaker

& lastly-

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan- I've been interested so I grabbed 
That's all.....
Happy Reading Everybody!

Got Last Week-

Borrowed From Library-

Demons and Druids (Daniel X #3)- James Patterson and Adam Sadler

Insurgent (Divergent #2) -Veronica Roth

Happy Reading!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Why I couldn't finish it (1)

We all have that one book we couldn't finish. And I hate not finishing a book but sometimes.....you just have to.
So this is going to be a new feature on the blog. I don't have any special day for it or if I'll be doing it every week but yea, hope you enjoy! :)

Now, also in the end, I may go back to these books....just very far far into the future.

So the first lucky book I'll be presenting to you is....

Beautiful Demons (Peachville High Demons #1) by Sarra Cannon
Publication Date: October 29th 2010
Genre: YA Paranormal
Pages: 136


Harper Madison isn't like other girls. She has extraordinary powers, but her inability to control them has gotten her kicked from so many foster homes she's lost count. Shadowford Home is her last chance, and she hopes Peachville High will be the fresh start she needs. But when evidence ties her to the gruesome murder of a Demons cheerleader, Harper discovers this small town has a big secret.

Just too many cliches in this book starting from the very beginning. Plus, there was just too many similar themes going on in this book that reminded me a lot of a favorite book of mine, Down A Dark Hall by Lois Duncan. And that one was published in 1974.

Yes, the plot lines are different but that just couldn't hold me enough to keep myself reading. I just got too annoyed and I have better reads to get to. Luckily for me, this was a Kindle book and only cost 99 cents, though sucky for me a couple weeks after I bought it it became free. Yay, awesome right! Still is too, so if you want to try it out, here's the link.

Now to the similarities, shall we-

First: In the beginning we get a little background while she's traveling the roads, heading to her new home. In, Down a Dark Hall, the main character is traveling but the only thing that's different is that she's going to an elite school over the summer. Now, this one may seem small, but come on!

Second: When they finally pull up to the house it's described as an historical looking haunted Manson with a long drive way. Her words was that it looked "Evil" everything right there was exactly the same. -_-

Third: The roommates, four girls exact. Okay maybe small but the way they walked down the stairs to be introduced to the new girl was the same. Does that happen in real life cause I know that's not what happens to me and my family. We're all spread around the house and if my mom is giving her friend a tour of the place for the first time, that's when she'll introduce us to her friend from work.

Four: The bedrooms were described the same

Fifth: I'm pretty sure all four girls have a certain power  

Six: The main character gets a slight interest in the home keepers son. In Down a Dark Hall the main character gets into a relationship with the home owners son. -_-

Seventh: The main girl hears a scream but when she runs to her bedroom door the door is locked from the outside.

Overall, I just felt like I was reading the same book. Plus, again, to many cliches. She gets the eye of the hottest guy at school. She becomes enemies with his girlfriend that's also like the head cheerleader, oh my god! Haha, I don't know. I'm probably wrong but I just got irritated the more I continued to read.

So, there you go. Those are my reasons why I couldn't make myself to finish reading it. Again, sometime in the very far far future I may get to it......maybe. That's like a BIG if. Haha

So, if any of my readers have read this, can you tell me if it gets any better? Or if you agree I would love to hear what you have to say. :) 

Happy Mid Week Everybody!


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (34)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB from Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page.--BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS. Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away. You don't want to ruin the book for others.
  • Share the title & author, so others can add to their TBR list if they like your teasers.
Our Teasers This Week. . .

The boys were waist high in the pasture when the faraway chaos began. Beckett paid the sudden distant cacophony little attention as his internal soundtrack generally featured explosions and screaming, but Myles knew something was wrong.

-from page 82, The Last Guardian (Artemis Fowl #8)

Monday, July 23, 2012

Review: The Iron King

The Iron King (The Iron Fey #1) by Julie Kagawa
Publication Date: February 1, 2010
Genre: YA Fantasy Romance
Pages: 363


Meghan Chase has a secret destiny; one she could never have imagined.

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school or at home.

When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change.

But she could never have guessed the truth - that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face; and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.

The book was actually pretty good. But, I did have one big problem with it. And as a warning, I might start ranting.

Grumly roared, a roar filled with triumph and rage. He spun, surprisingly quick for his bulk, and kicked a redcap into the wall. Puck scrambled out of the way as the ogre raised a foot and stomped two more like roaches.

Okay, if you want a book with pretty pixies and Tinker Bells then you got the wrong book. This book is on the darker side of fairies, which is cool. You get the beautiful landscapes of the Nevernever, the fairies home world, and some beautiful Fey mixed with ugly monsters and tricky goblins.

The plot was pretty good. It flowed well and you didn't feel lost. Though I really didn't like the ending. It really didn't feel like the rest of the book. It just didn't seem to fit.

The biggest problem for this book is the characters. Some were great like Mab, the Queen of the Unseelie Court, and Grimalkin, a talking cat. Mab was overly confident, paranoid, and seems to be looking for a reason to start a war. And Grimalkin reminded me of the cat from Alice in Wonderland.

Puck is immortal whose lived hundreds of years. But he doesn't seem much more then a fifteen year-old prankster. He's suppose to protect Meghan, but all he seems to do is get her in trouble. I really didn't feel anything for Ash.

But my big problem was Meghan. She annoyed me. I now she's new to the world of Fairies, but she seems so stupid. She's told that some foods can be bad for her. So, what does she do? She eats berries that she doesn't know that gets her drunk. She's told not to make deals with Faeries as they are binding and very literal. So what does she do? Makes a deal with almost every new fairy she meets. I am surprised that that she didn't give away her soul, little brother, her mother, and first born child by the end of the book. It just seemed like she really didn't think. But maybe she just annoys me.

Other then the characters, the book is very solid. It's well written, flows nicely, and is a fun read. It would be a solid four star book if it was for the previously stated characters. So it's a three and a half instead.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Summer Songs (16)

I'm actually quite addicted to this song and whenever it plays on the radio in my car, I boom up the volume and sing along, while tapping my fingers against my steering wheel. Totally feels like summer to me! ^_^

Kiss Me Again by We Are The in Crowd is a new favorite <3

Plus, I just love the car scene, totes cute!!! Haha

Happy Listening Everybody! Hope everyone is enjoying their summer, too! ^_^


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (37)

Welcome to Waiting on Wednesday! Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. This week I am anxiously awaiting:

Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
Publication Date: July 24th 2012
Genre: YA Zombies
Pages: 400


The year is 1876, and there’s something strange and deadly loose in Philadelphia…

Eleanor Fitt has a lot to worry about. Her brother has gone missing, her family has fallen on hard times, and her mother is determined to marry her off to any rich young man who walks by. But this is nothing compared to what she’s just read in the newspaper—

The Dead are rising in Philadelphia.

And then, in a frightening attack, a zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor…from her brother.

Whoever is controlling the Dead army has taken her brother as well. If Eleanor is going to find him, she’ll have to venture into the lab of the notorious Spirit-Hunters, who protect the city from supernatural forces. But as Eleanor spends more time with the Spirit-Hunters, including their maddeningly stubborn yet handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. And now, not only is her reputation on the line, but her very life may hang in the balance.

Happy Reading Everybody!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (33)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB from Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page.--BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS. Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away. You don't want to ruin the book for others.
  • Share the title & author, so others can add to their TBR list if they like your teasers.
Our Teasers This Week. . .

I didn't want to sleep. Questions swirled to mind, buzzing and insistent. I opened my mouth to ask about my father, but the creature's horn touched my chest, sending a rush of heat through my body. I gasped and opened my eyes.

-from page 113, The Iron King

Monday, July 16, 2012

Reviews To Come (week 3) 7/16-7/22

A weekly thing we do to broad cast to whats to come in the week. ^_^

Reviews last week-


Storm by Brigid Kemmerer

All Hallows Moon by S.M Reine

Reviews this week-

Don't Breathe A Word By Holly Cupala

So, I suck. Big time. Not only did I disappointed myself in not getting this one done last week (I should have no matter how busy my life is cause.....this is a big part of my life too ^_^) but I also dissappointed my amazing readers. So I'm sorry, no excuses. But I promise I'll have this up soon. Very soon :)

Still reading-

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake is total kick ass and the details of horror are great ^_^. Will be done soon.

The Vincent Boys is in kindle form so this one might take me awhile :)

Will be starting-

Geek Charming by Robin Palmer

Happy Reading Everybody!

Reviews last week-

The Last Thing I Remember by Andrew klavan 
Will be finishing-

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Will be starting-

The Long Way Home by Andrew Klavan