Sunday, September 30, 2012

Summer Songs (19)

I fell in love with this song once it hit the radio. I love hearing it when I'm driving up to my boyfriends house ^_^
It's a fun loving up beat song
Ladies and gentlemen, I present
Kiss You Inside Out by Hedley
Happy Listening Everybody!

I am a Book Hoarder (9)


This week I went crazy for free Kindle books on Amazon! haha
Now, forewarning, some may not be free anymore. Sorry ^_^

Descent Series by SM Reine



And then
I have yet to read the third one but this was free so I just had to get it, haha ^_^



Zombies Don't Date by Rusty Fischer

Bewitching the Werewolf by Caroline Hanson

Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble by H.P Mallory- I'll be reading this for Halloween. *screams* I'm so excited. I'll also be reading her To Kill A Warlock. Also, I really love the new covers for this series ^

Demon Hunter and Baby by Anna Elliott
And lastly, one I thought I would never see free, is-

Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs- I've been wanting to read this for sooooo long! haha ^_^

So that's it. I hoped you found something that interests your liking!
Happy Reading Everybody!


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Teaser Tuesday(43)

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. . .
Danny emerged on the other side of the wall into a second corridor. The man only had to turn his head to catch sight of him, but Danny kept his distance and, as it happened, the man did not turn around. I t obviously never occurred to him that he could be followed.
-from page 192. The Shadow Project
Finn lowers his voice to a confidential whisper. "Arabella was my first literary infatuation. I had a mad crush on her."
I squeal. "I used to want to be just like her! Remember when she saved Marius during the shipwreck? And when she was captured, she chose to walk the plank rather than sacrifice her virtue to that awful captain. And the time she dressed in Marius's clothes and fought the duel with-" I catch myself gesturing wildly with a pretend rapier.
"With Perry, the soldier who accused the pirates of not having a code of honor?" Finn finishes. "That was a good one."
-from page 106-107, Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
Sorry for a long one. This just happens to be a very favorite part of mine! ^_^ Wonderful book and I can't wait to finish it!
Happy Reading Everybody!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Review: Vampire Rising

Vampire Rising (Alex Van Helsing #1) by Jason Henderson
Publication Date: May 4, 2010
Genre: YA Supernatural
Pages: 248

 The Van Helsing name reborn

Fourteen-year-old Alex has no idea that he's descended from the world's most famous vampire hunter, but that changes fast when he arrives at Glenarvon Academy and confronts two vampires in his first three days. Turns out Glenarvon isn't the only school near Lake Geneva. Hidden deep underground lies an ancient university for vampires called the Scholomance. And the deadly vampire clan lord known as Icemaker? You might say he's a visiting professor.

When two of Alex's friends are kidnapped by Icemaker, it's up to Alex to infiltrate the Scholomance and get them back--alive. Assisted by the Polidorium, a top-secret vampire-hunting organization with buried ties to the Van Helsings, Alex dodges zombies, bullets, and lots--and lots--of fangs on his way to thwarting Icemaker's plans and fulfilling his family destiny.
This is one of those books that you hope for more than you expect. But expect more than you actually got.
There was a driver in the front who looked at them and hissed. Alex brought up his weapon and pumped a silver bolt into the creature's chest. Dust and flame erupted and evaporated.
 The plot was very simple and straight forward. There wasn't any big twist or turn. The action scenes were decent. Though, Alex kept asking those questions and that got really annoying after awhile.
What's going on? A vampire is trying to kill me. What do you have? Nothing. What do you have? I have me.
Really? Did we really have to read that, like, four times. And we didn't need Alex to say this doesn't happen or this did happen ten times either. Another thing, they never explained what was so special about being a Van Helsing. Yeah, so he's related to the Vampire hunter from Dracula and he gets a feeling anytime he's near a monster, but he never did feel that special.
Alex, as a character, wasn't anything special, either. He just felt like a typical fourteen-year-old. The supporting characters were just that, supporting characters. They never took the spotlight and they never really got my interest. The best thig I can say about the characters is that they fit what the story is. It's about Alex fighting Vampires and even though Alex wasn't great, he was the main character.
The book wasn't bad and it has potenal. Will I read the next one? Yeah, if the library has it. Like I said before, I had a lot higher hopes for this than I got and I just wish it got a little closer to my hopes then it did.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays(42)


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. . .
Alex chewed on this, on the absurdity of all of this, the G.I. Joe figures studying his glasses as though they might be made of kryptonite, a man in a suit a mile underground asking this or any question in the middle of the night.
-from page 81, Vampire Rising (Alex Van Helsing #1)
Happy Reading!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Review: Day of the Predator

Day of the Predator (TimeRiders #2) by Alex Scarrow
Publication Date: August 5, 2010
Genre: YA Science Fiction
Pages: 404

Liam O’Connor should have died at sea in 1912.
Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010.
Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2029.

But all three have been given a second chance—to work for an agency that no-one knows exists. Its purpose—to prevent time travel destroying history . . .

When Maddy mistakenly opens a time window where and when she shouldn’t have, Liam is marooned sixty-five million years ago in the hunting ground of a deadly—and until now—undiscovered species of predator.

Can Liam make contact with Maddy and Sal before he’s torn to pieces by dinosaurs—and without endangering history so much that the world is overtaken by a terrifying new reality?
I really liked this book, so I don't have a lot of complains, but there are a few. Also,a quick observation. Other then a few things here and there and Foster, this really could have been a standalone even though this is the second book in the series. 
This creature--he realized now, the very same reptilian hominid he had faced back up the hillside in the jungle yesterday--had remembered his name, had remembered their fleeting moment of communication, the exchange of a spoken word. 
The plot is pretty good. The book jumps back and forth between times pretty much every chapter. Though, there were a few times I didn't think it was needed, so the book could've been a few chapters shorter. I also wish there were a few more dinosaurs, seeing as Liam is trapped in the age of dinosaurs. And Alex did okay creating a new species. The description of the dinosaur really wasn''t great. But thinking these things could be smart enough to use tools did help a lot.
Liam developed a lot through the book and a lot from the first one. The new character, the new support unit Becks, adds a new dynamic to the team. I do miss Bob a little, but Becks is cool. You see the fire that Sal should've died in, but other then that she really didn't develop much. Maddy is a lot more unsure of herself now that she is in charge. It did get kinda tiring after awhile. Other then that, Sal and Maddy were really side characters. And Cartwright, the secret agent dude, got crazier every chapter, a lot like Kramer did in the first one.
The ending was pretty good with the revelation about Foster. I can't say I'm surprised, though. I kinda saw it coming. I thought there would've been more action. But the action it actually had was good.
I give this book four hearts. It was better then the first one, but it was still really good. It wasn't perfect, but not a lot of books are. The writing could have been better, but that's just a small complaint.
I do recommend this book and say you should check out the first one, too.


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Summer Songs (18)

Haven't done this in almost a month. So, I think it's time I bring it back.
Loving Ellie Goulding right now, so here's a few songs from her! ^_^

The Writer
Anything Could Happen
Guns and Horses
Happy Listening Everybody!

I am a Book Hoarder (8)

Got some books from the library.
Happy Sunday and Happy Reading!

Borrowed from the Library-
Struck by Jennifer Bosworth
Dead Is A Battlefield by Marlene Perez- Spinoff series
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

Borrowed from my Mother-
Terminal by Robin Cook- I loved the mini series of his book Coma that my mom thought I would love to read this.

And lastly, the most amazing one I got this week! ^_^
Gifted by my wonderful boyfriend-
 Spark by Brigid Kemmerer- I've been wanting this like hardcore man and since I'm trying really hard not to spend any money on books right now, my fantastic boyfriend promised he would buy it for me! *screams* haha ^_^
He made me the happiest girl in the world that day!
Happy Reading Everybody!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Daring You To Read (22)...... Artemis Fowl

 Daring You To Read is a brand new meme by Tynga's Reviews. Is where you choose a book you’ve read, loved and would dare your readers to read! The book you choose must be an older release (at least 6 months ago), because let’s be honest, we’re all quite aware of the latest releases

Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl is a criminal mastermind. He also happens to be twelve. The whole story starts when he kidnaps a LEPrecon officer named Holly Short. And let me tell you, she is not a fairy from your bedtime stories.
And they are two halves of a great team. Holly is great in combat and a short badass. And Artemis is the brains. And you can't forget Butler or Juliet. Or the centaur Foaly.They're all great and funny at times, and they all develop well throughout the series.
The stories are great and fun and enjoyable reads. They're stories that anyone can read and love. The action is great, and the villains are once again fun. And the way Artemis and friends get out of some situations are hilarious.  
So, if you want a great read, a funny read, and something you can read over and over again, get this series. So, I dare you to read Artemis Fowl.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Review: Zack & Zoey Alien Apocalypse

Publication Date: August 13th 2012
Kindle Edition
When hungry aliens begin their 'rain' of terror, break out the umbrellas—the aliens can't eat you with an umbrella shoved in their huge mouths.

Looking for yummy human tenders, Admiral Nact-bauk invades the local school. Zack and Zoey lead the counterattack armed with rulers, protractors, and dodge balls.

They might have a chance, if Nact-bauk didn't gulp down the only teacher brave enough to stand up to him. Even worse, he forces Zoey onboard the alien vessel for dinner — along with a bucket of honey-mustard sauce.

Zack will do just about anything to save her. If Principal Blathers won't help, Zack sees no choice but to 'borrow' the principal's car. Chasing the alien saucers, he meets up with a wrinkly WWII hero who thinks he knows the alien's weakness: electric toothbrushes.

Wielding only umbrellas and battery-powered dental weapons, things look grim. Even if the pair manage to rescue Zoey, there's the small matter of escaping a spacecraft flying at over two hundred miles an hour.

Can you say, Jetpacks?

Cheesy Word: Adorable
Sorry but it was just sooooo adorable. This book is mainly aimed at kids but it's really great for all ages. There's humor, a sweet little cute romance, and of course lots of action. From start to finish. From when the aliens come to the white house and take over. That scene was humorous. This is a fun story line that just allows you to be a kid for just a little while and allows you to forget the world around you.
The characters are adventurous and really smart for their age. They come up with ideas that'll just put a smile on your face. Zack, the main character, gets more wrapped up with the aliens than most because of his best friend, though maybe more, gets sucked up into one of the space ships. You'd thought the book was fun filled with action before, well, it gets more venturous after she gets taken. Like when, Zack and a friend, take their mean old Principal's car.

Overall, I loved and really, really enjoyed this story. And the new laws the aliens made for them, well, let's just say it reminded me of a favorite childhood movie of mine, Matilda. The scene where the mean headmaster made that kid eat that big ass chocolate cake in front of everyone as a way of punishment. Yep, and if you want to know why this book reminded me of it you have to pick it up. Only 99 cents over at amazon ^_^. Also, the teachers punishment room reminded me of that movie too. Though the teacher had another side to her and I really loved that character.

The writing is great and easy and the graphics are a blast to look at. This read will get you lost in a world full of entrainment that just comes to life. Now if only Mr. Ware would write an alien theme young adult book then I would love him forever, haha. Can't wait to see what else he has to show the writing world with his amazing story telling.   

Most definitely recommand
Happy reading Everybody!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Teaser Tuesday(41)

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. . .
On the far side Liam could see movement. Someone running. It was the girl Laura, running, staggering, stumbling to her knees, then back up on her feet. Behind her, pursuing with a swift purposeful stride, a figure all in black with flaming red hair: Becks.
-from page 140, Day of the Predator (TimeRiders #2)
"What are you doing?" I hissed.
"Picking the lock," she said. "What's it look like?
"Like you're going to get us in trouble," I said.
-from page 35

"Viragos are statistically thirty percent more likely to be a blonde than a redhead."
I glared at her. "That's because there aren't that many real redheads in the world" I said. "Statistically. But there are plenty of bottle blondes." I stared at her hair meaningfully....
-from page 54, Dead Is A Battlefield 

"I saw the Fileds."
He waited as if he expected me to go on and on. When I didn't he said, "And were they as amazing as I told you?"
"Better," I said.
-from page 96
He held my note up in front of my face. "What do you remember?"
Everything. But I couldn't tell him that. I shrugged and said, "Things."
-from page 165, Everneath

Happy Reading Everybody!