Monday, December 31, 2012

Review: Ghosting


 
 
Ghosting by Keith Gray
Publication Date: September 1st 2012
Genre: YA Paranormal
 
 
Summary
 
Nat's sister Sandy speaks to the dead. It's a gift, and a good way to make a living. Only thing is, it isn't true. So imagine Nat and Sandy's surprise when the dead start to speak back. But it seems the dead are the least of their problems

This book is targeted for reluctant or struggling readers or children with dyslexia. The interest level is 11 and up while it is at a 4th grade reading level.



Ghosting is an exciting read that’ll have you turning the pages till you reach the end, craving for more.
If you are looking for a fast, short, creeptastic of a read then this is exactly what you are looking for.
The characters are great and believable. The enemy is written perfectly as a man you should watch out for, the perfect man that can give you the chills, the goose bumps that crawl along your arms.
Sandy and Nat con people into believing they can actually talk to the dead and because of this, it leads them to a house that is actually haunted with some darkly secrets.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this quick little read! I couldn’t take my eyes away from the words, they seriously got their grasp on me. Plus this really started to creep my out a bit as I was reading this late at night, around the time my noisy house becomes quiet and everyone is settling in for the evening. So, of course this is the time to start thinking about the monsters. So, my creative mind started to play tricks on me, haha!

A little bit of blood but it isn’t over the top. So this is perfect for any horror lover or anyone who is looking to getting a bit of the chills.
 
 
Happy Reading Everybody!
 
 


Sunday, December 30, 2012

December Read Along week 4 {Review} The Calling




Maya Delaney's paw-print birthmark is the mark of what she truly is -a skin-walker. She can run faster, climb higher, and see better than nearly everyone else. Experiencing intense connections with the animals that roam the woods outside her home, Maya knows it's only a matter of time before she's able to Shift and become one of them. And she believes there may be others in her small town with surprising talents.

Now Maya and her friends have been forced to flee from their homes during a forest fire they suspect was deliberately set. Then they're kidnapped, and after a chilling helicopter crash, they find themselves in the Vancouver Island wilderness with nothing but their extraordinary abilities to help them get back home.

In THE CALLING, the sizzling second book in the Darkness Rising trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong pumps up the romance, danger, and suspense that left readers of THE GATHERING clamoring for more.
 
 

Week Four- 8 chapters, 253-326 pages
 
 
Our thoughts:
 
Plot- It's was okay but it felt like it was being force and stretch a little thin. Could have been 100 or so pages, less then 326. Wished she changed up the formula a bit, made it a little different then the first series. Also, we wished she brought a character from the first series into this one to help move along the plot.
 
 
Characters- Maya, she doesn't feel her age. Spoiled, seemed like she always wanted the others to always agree with her, not much character development and coming into her powers dragged on.  Sam, changed from being the bad ass type to being the clingy, overprotective, paranoid friend of Daniel and always seemed mad at Maya for apparently stringing Daniel along. Her character also felt as if she had a crush on him yet she is supposedly gay. Though, yes she changed, she still had her moments here and there. The other characters didn't really stand out and they always just went along with Daniel and Maya, never really standing up for the own opinions.
 
Overall, this is a so-so book. Most definitely has the sequel syndrome, it's mostly just Maya explaining what the hell is going on and telling the others that they have powers, which they took very oh so calmly. The powers were sadly not very explored and only a few showed some signs of these supposedly powers. We are afraid that in the third book the characters are going to be spread too thin and that there's not going to be any real focus.
 
Lots of question and not enough answers, hopefully everything will get tied up in the third book. However, this series feels underdeveloped, not paced well, and doesn't have the same grip as the first series.     
 
 
Get it just to work on finishing the series

Happy Reading Everybody!
 
 
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I am a Book Hoarder (13)





Of bookish things we got in the last week!
 
 
 


Ascend by Amanda Hocking- Got for my birthday, Dec 1, from my brother ^_^!
 
Play Dead by Ryan Brown- Got this for a $1 a few weeks ago
 
Forsaken by Keary Taylor- Christmas gift from my Daddy! And I just love the new cover, I can't keep my eyes off it *squeal*
 
The Curse Girl by Kate Avery Ellison- Another gift from my Daddy and all I have to say is that he picked two really great ones off my list!
 
Fated (The Soul Seekers #1) by Alyson Noel- Bought yesterday with my Birthday money. An unexpected buy 
 
& Lastly,
 
Ghoulfriends Forever (Monster High #1) by Gitty Daneshvari- Also, bought with birthday money and I can't wait to dive in. I just adore monster high! ^_^
 
So, there are my jewels of the week! Hope everyone got many books over the holiday!
 
Happy Reading Everybody!
 
 
 
I just got one book.
 


The Demon King (Seven Realms #1) by Cinda Williams Chima
 
 
 



Saturday, December 29, 2012

What's with Persephone & YA?




Is it just me or is Persephone the only greek myth YA authors actually want to write about?
 
 
Yes, it's a great myth but I'm sure there are others that are just as great!



But anyways, I’ve seen a recent growth of Persephone themed books and I would like to just point out all of them, the ones I’ve seen and know of.

I haven’t read all the ones I’m going to show case today but there is one I have read and a few I do want to pick up. But really, must it be the only mythology one out there in our YA shelving?


Abandon by Meg Cabot

New from #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, a dark, fantastical story about this world . . . and the underworld.

Though she tries returning to the life she knew before the accident, Pierce can't help but feel at once a part of this world, and apart from it. Yet she's never alone . . . because someone is always watching her. Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back.

But now she's moved to a new town. Maybe at her new school, she can start fresh. Maybe she can stop feeling so afraid.

Only she can't. Because even here, he finds her. That's how desperately he wants her back. She knows he's no guardian angel, and his dark world isn't exactly heaven, yet she can't stay away . . . especially since he always appears when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most.

But if she lets herself fall any further, she may just find herself back in the one place she most fears: the Underworld.
 

Everneath by Brodi Aston

Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath. Now she's returned--to her old life, her family, her boyfriend--before she's banished back to the underworld . . . this time forever. She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can't find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.

Nikki longs to spend these precious months forgetting the Everneath and trying to reconnect with her boyfriend, Jack, the person most devastated by her disappearance--and the one person she loves more than anything. But there's just one problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who enticed her to the Everneath in the first place, has followed Nikki home. Cole wants to take over the throne in the underworld and is convinced Nikki is the key to making it happen. And he'll do whatever it takes to bring her back, this time as his queen.

As Nikki's time on the Surface draws to a close and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she is forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole's queen.

Everneath is a captivating story of love, loss, and immortality from debut author Brodi Ashton.


The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

EVERY GIRL WHO HAS TAKEN THE TEST HAS DIED.

NOW IT'S KATE'S TURN.

It's always been just Kate and her mom--and her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear that her mother won't live past the fall.

Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld--and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.

Kate is sure he's crazy--until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she suceeds, she'll become Henry's future bride and a goddess.

IF SHE FAILS


Persephone by Kaitlin Bevis

There are worse things than death, worse people too

The “talk” was bad enough, but how many teens get told that they’re a goddess? When her mom tells her, Persephone is sure her mother has lost her mind. It isn’t until Boreas, the god of winter, tries to abduct her that she realizes her mother was telling the truth. Hades rescues her, and in order to safely bring Persephone to the Underworld he marks her as his bride. But Boreas will stop at nothing to get Persephone. Despite her growing feelings for Hades, Persephone wants to return to the living realm. Persephone must find a way to defeat Boreas and reclaim her life.

And now another I just found on Netgalley, which sparked this post in the first place!
 

My ex from hell by Tellulah Darling

Sixteen-year-old Sophie Bloom wishes she’d been taught the following:

a) Bad boy’s presence (TrOuBlE) + teen girl’s brain (DraMa) = TrAuMa (Highly unstable and very volatile.)
b) The Genus Greekulum Godissimus is notable for three traits: 1) awesome abilities, 2) grudges, and 3) hook-ups, break-ups, and in-fighting that puts cable to shame.

Prior to the Halloween dance, Sophie figures her worst problems involve adolescent theatrics, bitchy yoga girls, and being on probation at her boarding school for mouthy behaviour. Then she meets bad boy Kai and gets the kiss that rocks her world.

Literally.

This breath stealing lip lock reawakens Sophie’s true identity; Persephone, Goddess of Spring. She’s key to saving humanity in the war between the Underworld and Olympus, target numero uno of Hades and Zeus, and totally screwed.

Plus there’s also the little issue that Sophie’s last memory as Persephone was just before someone tried to murder her.

Big picture: master her powers, get her memories back, defeat Persephone’s would be assassin, and save the world. Also, sneak into the Underworld to retrieve stolen property, battle the minions of Hades and Zeus, outwit psycho nymphs, slay a dragon, rescue a classmate, keep from getting her butt expelled from the one place designed to keep her safe …

… and stop kissing Kai, Prince of the Underworld.

My Ex From Hell is a romantic comedy/Greek mythology smackdown. Romeo and Juliet had it easy.
 

So, there you have it. I’ve read Everneath and freaking adored *squeal*! Can’t wait for the sequels. And I pretty much want to read the others however I’m just a little afraid some might blend in together.

So, is this a new growing trend? What’s your take on all the growing Persephone themed books out there?

Happy Reading Everybody!

 

Friday, December 28, 2012

Know Me Better (7)



 
 

Know Me Better is a Weekly Meme hosted by I'm A Reader, Not A Writer.
Each week she'll pick 5 questions off of her author's interview list to answer and invites us to join in on the fun, giving a way for our readers to get to know us better.
 

Favorite restaurant?
A: Wow, okay hard one haha. Uh, I’ll have to say Applebee’s. The food is very tasty, there’s a variety, and I have really enjoyed going the last two times with my amazing man!
T: I, too, have to say Applebee’s. I love their bourbon street steak. It’s really good.
 What is your view on self publishing?
A: I’m all for it, as I am one myself! Woohoo, I just published last month my horror short story of 29 pages and it’s the first for a series. The Harvesters (Harvesting Series #1). I'm actually having a Giveaway right now for it! I also love to read them, plus, I have met some really nice indie authors too.
T: I think it’s great. It’s a great way to get your name out there.
 How do you feel about banned books? Do you have a favorite?
A & T: Okay, banned books. I honestly never heard of them till I started blogging however I don’t know any that are, haha. But my take on it is there better be a good reason for it to be banned. If not then why do it. Yes, some books should be viewed only by a certain age group so if the parents don’t want their kids to read those certain books then they should do something about it. And if you don’t want that book in your store then don’t order it. I don’t know, to me it seems a little silly. Like I said, it’s mainly up to the parents and the book store owners, you know.
 Are you for or against books being made into movies?
A & T: No, I’m not against them. I’m just in fear of them if I’ve read the book before knowing about the movies. I’ve also loved the movie and then went to the book, loving the movie more than the written pages sometimes. It just all depends on the directors, producers, the cast they choose, and what not.
 Top 3 things on your bucket list?
A: Own my own book store, sneak into a graveyard at night (yea, I know. I’m creepy, haha), and being able to dance without a care of anyone watching me, haha! (these are just what came to mind, though I actually have a five year bucket list written down J)
T: Finish and publish my book, go skydiving, and see a Green Bay Packers game at Lambeau field. I’m a big Packers and football fan.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
 
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Top 10 Books I'm Looking Forward to in 2013



Top 10 of 2012 is hosted by Two Chicks On Books!

 
 
It's the last day and the topic is a good one:
 
Top 10 Books I'm Looking Forward to in 2013
 
 
For me, Dashley, it's actually going to be Top 12 haha! Oops, can't help myself!
 
 



TheRules (Project Paper Doll #1) by Stacey Kade- Omg, I just adore and have a special shelf in my heart for this author. Her debut series into the YA world, The Ghost & The Goth, has left a foot print in my soul and I just can not wait to read her new YA series! *squeal* haha
Throughthe Ever Night (Under the Never Sky #2) by Veronica Rossi- The first book was soooo refreshing. I mean, it was like no other dystopians out there that I have read. *squeal* It was breath taking and sitting on your edge, however I was soooo thankfully there was now cliff hangers from the first. But I'm dying for this authors story telling and for these amazing characters! Yee! 
Etiquette& Espionage (Finishing School #1) by Gail Carriger- I have adored Ally Carters spy books and what not, so being a book out there with that them but in an era that women are supposed to have pose, I can't freaking wait. And that cover for Ms. Carriger book, it's just sooo freaking gorgeous, it just adds onto the anticipation.
The Program (Program #1) by Suzanne Young- This one sounds interesting and I really want to see how this one will go, since it's a tough subject in the first place.
Everbound (Everneath #2) by Brodi Ashton- This series was the first time I've ever read about the Persephone myth and it made me fall head over heels for it. The words flowed smoothly and the details and world Mrs. Ashton created, I just can't wait to fall back into!


Perfect Scoundrels (Heist Society #3) by Ally Carter- This series is just so much fun! The heist and the family feel from the team they've put together is just so amazing and you just get sucked in that I just can't wait to be lost in this world once more. ^_^
Impostor (Slide #2) by Jill Hathaway- Slide was interesting and I was hooked. Even though there wasn't much mystery I still very much enjoyed the book, so of course I'm going to continued this series!


Star Cursed (The Cahill Witch Chronicles #2) by Jessica Spotswood- I just couldn't get enough for Born Wicked, just wow! So, of course I'm excited for this one. For the magic, the sisters, the romance, and for everything else. And of course for Mrs. Spotswood's amazing story telling. ^_^ However, I really hope they change the cover for it. It's pretty, yes. But it it's the same charm as the first book.


Towering by Alex Flinn- I have enjoyed a few of Alex Flinn novels before and this plot sounds amazing. Plus, it's freaking Rapunzel! A re-telling of Rapunzel, I've been wondering, hoping, and looking for one since Tangled. Cause, hello, it was freaking adorable, haha! ^_^


Taken(Taken #1) by Erin Bowman- This one intrigues me. Boys are disappearing when they turn eighteen for no reason, hum. *taps chin* haha.


Splintered by A.G. Howard- That cover let alone causes me to go pick it up. I love finding re-tellings and this one of Alice sounds really good and I can't wait for it to come out!


Spirit(Elemental #3) by Brigid Kemmerer- I have just adored this series. All the books have grabbed me one way or another, and this one I'm excited for! Though, I'm afraid for who the main character is. However, he's slowly warming up to me, haha.


So, there you go readers. I hope you found something new here! And I just can't wait to dive into all of these, yee! haha.

What books are you anticipating? I would love to know!


Happy Reading Everybody!
 

 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Top 10 Best Boyfriends of 2012




Top 10 of 2012 is hosted by Two Chicks On Books!
 
It's the fourth day and the topis is:
 
Top 10 Best Boyfriends of 2012
 
Now I know the rules for this one: must be from a book released in 2012 and from a book you've read in 2012!
 
These Boyfriends are all from books me and Tasha have read. However, not all from this year. See, we aren't so good at reading books from the actually year we are in haha!
 
Most are from this year, yes! But there are some that are not from this year. So, sorry rules!
 



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Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stepnanie Perkins- Cricket, cricket....what a charming young man and he doesn't even know it. He seriously is just the sweetest, the perfect boy next door!
 
Spark (Elemental #2) by Brigid Kemmerer- Gabriel is a bad boy but only cause that's all he knows. He is sweet, protective, a hero, and can be a hot head but when he's in love all readers hearts will be melted *swoon* <3
 
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood- Finn, my oh my, I loved him and his shy ways. I loved him most for getting Kate out of her comfort zone and loved it when she was able to talk books with him. That scene was very charming, just like Finn!
 
Everneath by Brodi Ashton- What Jack did at the end, wow, if that isn't great boyfriend material than I don't know what is! 
 
Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs- Quince, I loved him since he first came into the picture. He may have been annoying to her at first but what this young man goes through and goes through for her, he is seriously amazing in my opinion. Can't wait to buy the second book Monday! :D
 
Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin- Owen I really adored him and his growing love with Liz. He really knew how to make me swoon along wih this sweet romance! <3

City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) by Cassandra Clare -Simon has no clue about women, but he sure is sweet, heartfelt, and funny.

Destined (Wings #4) by Aprilynne Pike -Tam's whole life is pretty much about Laurel.

Infamous (Chronicles of Nick #3) by Sherilyn Kenyon -Nick is so in love with Kody, you can't help but love him.

The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus #3) by Rick Riordan -I love finally seeing Percy as a boyfriend. He's an idiot about it, but I still love him.

Happy Reading Everybody!

 &
 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Top 10 Best Main Characters of 2012



Top 10 of 2012 is hosted by Two Chicks On Books!
 
Its the third day and the topic is:
 
Top 10 ____ of 2012
 
So me and Tasha picked....dun, dun, dun.....
 
Top 10 Best Main Characters of 2012

 
 

Top 10 best Main Characters 2012
 
 
Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst- Pearl is sexy, confident, and a girl without filter sometimes but knows how to kick ass!
 
Spark (Elemental #2) by Bigid Kemmerer- I freaking adore Gabriel but the one that I felt shined in this book was Layne. A shy girl turned confident because the right guy showed her everything that is beautiful about her, story of my life. Amazing!
 
Dead Is Not An Option by Marlene Perez- Daisy serious became the person I wanted her to be but still in touch with her light heartiness. I really enjoyed this one!
 
Body & Soul by Stacey Kade- Omg, Alona seriously had to grow in this one which made me love her character even more. God this series, because of these two characters (and of course cause of Stacey's writing) have their own little shelf in my heart.
 
Six Moon Summer by S.M Reine- Seriously, first female werewolf and was totally kick ass! 
 
Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs- I love mermaids and she is a great mermaid, haha. Her character is strong, stubborn, but helps keep this story with you.
 
My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent- For a character that has to scream a throat ripping scream, she really knows how to not go insane. She's tough and I enjoyed living in her shoes for a while.
 
Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb by MJ Ware- What a fun character, he has sense of humor, he's tough and I enjoyed this character immensely!
 
Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin- Dying and then finding yourself on a cruise to pretty much heaven, Liz really knew how to handle it. So she took control and lived her backwards life amazingly while finding love up there. A breathtaking read that I feel I need to go back to!
 
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead- Rose is kick ass, strong, and knows how to make the pages steamy with a certain male character haha.
 
 
There you go, I hope you like and found a new fun read!
 
Happy Reading Everybody!
 
 
top 10 main characters 2012
 
 
The Help by Kathryn Stockett -I love Skeeter. She's a strong woman not afraid to take a chance or to make a difference.
 
 
The Long Way Home (The Homelanders #2) by Andrew Klavan -Charlie so much better in this one. He stops making those long speeches and starts to really develop as a character. 
 
Day of the Predator (TimeRiders #2) by Alex Scarrow - Maddy really becomes a leader in this one.
 
Destined (Wings #4) by Aprilynne Pike -Laurel is smart, brave, and definitely an awesome character.
 
Scorpia Rising (Alex Rider #9) by Anthony Horowitz -Alex is an average teenager that also happens to be a superspy.
 
The Last Guardian (Artemis Fowl #8) by Eoin Colfer -I'm picking to characters from this book. I couldn't pick between them. First, Artemis Fowl. He is way too smart for his own good. And than there is Holly Short. She is every kind of bad ass.
 
Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth -Tris is coming into her own for most of the book and when she gets there, she's great.
 
Infamous (Chronicles of Nick #3) by Sherrilyn Kenyon -Nick is sweet, nice, and totally brave. And not afraid to kick some ass.
 
The Rise of Nine (Lorien Legacies #3) by Pittacus Lore -Six is smart, sexy, and a great leader. She is awesome and a bad ass.
 
 
 
 
 

The Harvesters Giveaway!


 


The Harvesters Giveaway!

When she finds her boyfriend shackled to a white metal table Ashley feared for the worse.

On a small trip of dropping off a package for Jason’s father, the young couple never thought they would be running for their lives. Running away from supposedly friends whom in turned to be a family of harvesters.

Human harvesters and they are looking for something specific. And Ashley just might be the perfect match for that something.

Now let’s have a bloody good time, shall we!

A short horror story full of blood dripping walls, a family looking for some organs, and an action packed couple which are in for a surprise of their life!

One winner will receive a copy of The Harvesters and I’ll have their name so I can send them a copy of The Gatherers.

So in short, a kindle copy of 29 pages of my fiction telling and the prequel when it is ready for publish!

So who’s ready to become a part of this white metal, dark basement, and two very maniac men wielding weapons kind of world?

If so, enter away!

Bloody good luck to you all!
 

 
 

Top 10 Best Book Covers of 2012


 
 
Top 10 of 2012 is hosted by Two Chicks On Books!
 
It's the second day, so here's the topic:
 
 
Best Book Covers of 2012
 
 

Top 10 Book Covers of 2012
 
 
Don't Breathe A Word by Holly Cupala- Read this one and loved it!
 
Body & Soul by Stacey Kade- read it and love this author, she's really sweet too!
 
Love & Leftovers by Sarah Tregay- read it and it was my first book in verse!
 
Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer- I have this one and I don't know why I have yet to read it, ugh! haha  
 
Mothership by Martin Leicht & Isla Neal- this was an impulsed buy all because of that cover, haha!
 
Fracture by Megan Miranda
Breathe by Sarah Crossan
 
Mystic City by Theo Lawrence
 
Entangled by Nikki Jefford
 
Automatic Woman by Nathan L. Yocum

Merry Christmas Everybody!

 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (53)

 
 
 
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 second I made up my mind to begin to turn back into my regular self, the creature raced up, belched a cloud of donut-scented gas in my face, and, with a distinct note of mischief, said, "Catch me if you can, Alien Hunter!"
 
-from page 144, Daniel X: Game Over
 
 
 
 
I hunkered down nearby as two strangers retrieved Daniel. They said nothing. just loaded him onto a streacher and carried him away.
 
-from page 310, The Calling
 
 
 
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!



 


Monday, December 24, 2012

Top 10 Best Books I've Read in 2012




Top 10 of 2012 is hosted by Two Chicks On Books!
 
This is the first day of it and the topic is:
 
Best Books I've Read in 2012


 

top 10 Best of 2012 Reads



Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin- my oh my, what a wonderful world this one was!
 
Never Eighteen by Megan Bostic- this one is great at pulling the heart strings, so yes, it left a big ass footprint in my heart! <3
 
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher- another one that grips you and holds onto you long after you placed it on your bookshelf! <3
 
Storm (Elemental #1) by Brigid Kemmerer- wow, edge of your seat and it'll leave you craving more!
 
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake- seriously creeptastic and I cannot wait to get my hands on the second one, *squeal*! 
 
Everneath (Everneath #1) by Brodi Ashton- I have yet to write a review cause I just can't form the right words for it. 5 Hearts!
 
Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles #1) by Jessica Spotswood- one magical, witchy tale I cant wait to continue the series! <3
 
Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi- Again, can't find the right amazing words to explain this amazing read, 5 Hearts! This was like no other dystopians out there, seriously, get your ass a copy haha!
 
Wither (The Chemical Garden #1) by Lauren DeStefano- Breathtaking chiller that you just have to read! Took me completely surprised on how much I would enjoy it!
 
Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst- wow, what an amazing vampire tale. Unlike any and it seriously sticks with you, you just wish to go back to that world she has created! 
 
So, there is mine!
 
Happy Reading Everybody!
 
 
 
 
Top 10 Best of 2012 #2




The Help by Kathryn Stockett -Absolutely my favorite book I read this year.
 
The Maze Runner (Maze Runner #1) by James Dashner -Best book in the series.
 
Destined (Wings #4) by Aprilynne Pike -Great way to end a series.
 
TimeRiders (TimeRiders #1) by Alex Scarrow -A cool time travelers tale.
 
Infamous (Chronicles of Nick #3) by Sherrilyn Kenyon -In love with this series.
 
Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth -It totally lived up to the hype.
 
The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus #3) by Rick Riordan -Huge Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus Fan
 
The Long Way Home (The Homelanders #2) by Andrew Klavan -Better than the first. And great series overall.
 
The Last Guardian (Artemis Fowl #8) by Eoin Colfer -Had to say goodbye to a loved series.
 
Gone (Gone #1) by Michael Grant - Good start of a series.
 
 
There is no specific order to this list. Happy Holidays!
 


Sunday, December 23, 2012

December Read Along Week 3


 
Summary



Maya Delaney's paw-print birthmark is the mark of what she truly is -a skin-walker. She can run faster, climb higher, and see better than nearly everyone else. Experiencing intense connections with the animals that roam the woods outside her home, Maya knows it's only a matter of time before she's able to Shift and become one of them. And she believes there may be others in her small town with surprising talents.

Now Maya and her friends have been forced to flee from their homes during a forest fire they suspect was deliberately set. Then they're kidnapped, and after a chilling helicopter crash, they find themselves in the Vancouver Island wilderness with nothing but their extraordinary abilities to help them get back home.

In THE CALLING, the sizzling second book in the Darkness Rising trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong pumps up the romance, danger, and suspense that left readers of THE GATHERING clamoring for more.

 
 

Week Three- 9 chapters, 160-252 pages
 
 

So, this week we finally see signs of life! Which means we finally see some actual action and some are finally diving more into their powers, woo freaking hoo!
 
A: If you are on the run, been stuck in the forest without food or water for a few days and you find a gas pump, that’s abandon, has dust on the cans of food, and little signs of life would you think about leaving money to pay for the things you take to stay alive?
T: Truthfully, no. I might not have any money on me and I need the stuff. I probably would feel bad about it.
T: If you were in the characters position would you trust yours and or your friend’s parents?
A: Most likely. If they’ve never seemed suspicious before then I’ll probably still trust them cause they are my parents and what kid wants to think as them the bad guys.
T: If you went to sleep and woke up as an animal, would you believe it was a dream?
A: My brain would probably go to the logic side and call this a dream. However, if things start to add up as not being a dream then I would probably love being a cougar!
A: Do you believe Nicole is crazy enough to hurt the people around her, especially all for a guy?
T: Yes. Some girls are nuts.
T: If you were really desperate and needed help, would you trust a strange?
A: Probably not. Thought it’ll have to depend on the situation too. If I had a bunch of buddies and some were guy’s, and the stranger’s story sounded good and not suspicious, then maybe. But most likely not, especially if he offers a ride.
 
Okay, there you have it!
 
So, have any words please don't be afraid to say them!
 
Happy Reading Everybody!
 
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