Thursday, September 29, 2011

Mini Challenge at Princess Bookie: Collections

As I was blog stalking...errr looking at blogs I came across this post Collections and figured I'd do it because heaven forbid I've been known to collect things. 

When I was younger I use to love collecting My Little Ponies. (not the ones that are made today those are ugly compared to what I use to have.) My cousins and I would always play with them. We'd make families, and it was awesome. You'd have the big regular size ones, the baby ponies, and then the minis. So I went to look up some pictures, and I actually found some that I use to have.
I absolutely adored those for the longest time, and now that I think about it I'm not sure why I got rid of them. It's kind of sad. 

Then when the Beanie Baby craze started I collected those. I mean I literally had 100's of them I actually still have quite a bit of them in totes, and my most favorite ones I have sitting on my bookshelves. My dachshund and my cat ones.

Then I moved on to leopard stuff. Anything cat/leopard/tiger I bought. purses, gadgets, bed spread, and more. I was crazy about that print for some reason.

At this point in time I don't have any one thing. (Unless you count my books) I've noticed I like hanging up posters more and more.

So that's pretty much what I collect or collected at one point. (OH, did I mention I collect the state quarters. I don't know why.)

Follow Friday (46) Blog Hop (45)

“In honor of Banned Books Week, what is your favorite “banned or frequently challenged book”?”
Click here for 2010-11 list in PDF format. You can also click HERE to view past years and choose from any of those titles!

Cast, P. C., and Kristin Cast
St. Martin’s Griffin-Challenged in the North Star Borough School
District, Fairbanks, Alaska high school libraries (2011) because, “It simply causes kids to think even more of things sexual.” The teenage vampire novel is part two of the “House of Night”
( I have this love/hate relationship with this series. The first few books I loved, but soon it started to turn into a more soap opera feel. Don't get me wrong Read the first for books.)

Myracle, Lauren
Amulet Books-Retained in the Ponus Ridge Middle School library in Norwalk, Conn. (2010). While some critics decry its style as “grammatically incorrect,” most who take exception point to its “foul language,” sexual content, and questionable sexual behavior. It is
the first book written entirely in the format of instant messaging — the title itself is a shorthand reference to “talk to you later.”
Source: May 2010, p. 127. (I actually enjoyed this book with the way it was written. It was graphic, but some teenagers are like that whether parents want to believe it or not.)


What book that hasn't been turned into a movie (yet) would you most like to see make it to the big screen, and who would you like cast as your favorite character?
Okay, this is just ridiculous. I think from here on out I just won't read the question and answer Vampire academy. :) It seems to work everytime. i don't really have a set cast in mind I would just be super freakin, fan-girly excited to see it be a movie (even though it might be ruined) I'm totally still game. A few others I think my make for an interesting movie are Enclave by Ann Aguirre, The Gallagher Girl Series by Ally Carter. What's not to love about spies? I know there are probably more, but I can't think.

Book Review: Vegas Dazzle by Pam Langsam

AUTHOR: Pam Langsam
PAGES: 346
SOURCE: From Author
Envision your world being turned upside down in a place that changes your life forever. A place where anything is possible… Where you find a love for only your heart’s desire, your perfect other half, your soul’s mate. Together you are wisped away on an adventure of immaculate love, danger, and intrisity that alters your world forever.
Taylor has been forced to leave behind her life in England when her father takes a job as an executive pilot for one of the largest Hotels & Casinos in fabulous Las Vegas, leaving all that she knows behind. She must start over in a city full of lights that sits in the middle of the desert. There everything is beautiful, exhilarating and very lucrative.  People say Las Vegas is absolutely positively the most exciting place on earth! Being corrupt, getting away with murder and having tons of money seems to be a way of life, and oddly enough accepted. At first Taylor is devastated leaving England, but she is pleasantly surprised when she finds that Las Vegas offers her new dreams that she never knew could exist or even possibly come true.
Meeting the mysterious, attractive Dario Mancini aka prince of the mob, forces her life to take a dangerous, exotic, thrilling turn. Their souls bound together gives them powers beyond the forces of nature altering them forevermore.

But keep in mind everything has its price…

(I'm so freaking speechless right now. I've been wanting to read this book since before it came out in April, and I was able to chat with the author on her FB, and I even got to do an interview over the phone back in April. (My notes are in my document files somewhere. I'm not very organized.) So I totally had high expectations for the book, and let me tell you I was not disappointed with it. I'm going to say this as calmly as I can I want DARIO. Move over Dimitri. No, I would never leave my Russian Guardian, but I now have a new Vegas Mobster. YEA! Okay, so maybe I'm not so speechless. LOL.  I just had to get it out of my system.)

It's weird because I can not for the life of me remember how I came about the book and the author. I feel like a complete idiot. Anyways,you know when you read a book that's set in a specific place it sometimes makes you want to go there. Well this is no exception. I've been to 4 states (Cali, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Texas) in my 25 years (I've been through others, never to visit.) This one is primarily set in Las Vegas which I'm soooo wanting to visit now. Thanks Pam.

When Taylor and her family move to Las Vegas for her dads new job she a little skeptical, but then she literally runs into the boy of her dreams at the hotel her family is staying in. How can that be? They're just dreams right? Nope, they're so much more, and we get to go along for the ride to see just what those dreams and this mysterious guy mean.

I was very fond of all the characters. I loved Taylor. She may have been a little whiny at first, but she soon got over it when she realized how awesome Vegas was. I loved how at first she kept to herself, and she didn't bother with her family (in the plane scenes) then she slowly grew to liking them, and eventually enjoyed her younger sisters company. It's always nice to see families getting along. I enjoyed the new friends that the girls made to because the new friends could have easily been these snotty-spoiled rich girls, but they weren't they even went over and introduced themselves. I think there was one "mean girl" in the whole book. Which of course I wanted to hit. I like when people can just get along. Dario was an awesome guy lead character he was struggling to be him self and be what his family (mostly dad) wanted him to be.Sometimes that's not an easy thing to do. In the end you have to do what makes you happy so yeah. :) I liked one of his friends because he seemed cool with whatever Dario told him, but Mateo was a little bit of an ass. I guess in the mob scene you kind of have to be though. I'm sooo curious about who this other guy is who shows up at the club, and who this woman is that started popping up . So needless to say I'm very much in suspense.

I loved being able to see what they were thinking to each other, and their time together had me on an emotional rollercoaster. I was laughing, upset, everything. I wanted them to be together.

What an ending to...why...why...why. You guys if you haven't heard of the book before now I suggest you go and look it up. (It's has a giveaway going on at goodreads to. :) ) I mean VEGAS, THE MOB, SOULMATES (the concept may seem overdone but I found it so intriguing I actual went and looked it up on google. No joke.)  -still can't get over loving it-

So I'm pretty sure this review is long enough, and I know I had a hard time writing it. It always seems like the more I like a book the harder it is to say exactly why. :)

My Fanpop Page for Vegas Dazzle

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

500 follower giveaway at Unabridged Andra

I should totally be doing reviews and reading, but I'm not #bloggerfail. Instead I decided to post a about another giveaway, and boy is it awesome. :) It's a box of unknown books except she tells us what two will be Lola nad the boy next door and The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. I'm dying to read Mara, and I have been since forever.
Wanna check it out. Unabridged Andra.

I shall get back to regular programming soon. :)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Waiting on Wed: Catastrophic History of you and me

Publication Date: Feb 21, 2012

BRIE'S LIFE ENDS AT SIXTEEN: Her boyfriend tells her he doesn't love her, and the news breaks her heart—literally.

But now that she's D&G (dead and gone), Brie is about to discover that love is way more complicated than she ever imagined. Back in Half Moon Bay, her family has begun to unravel. Her best friend has been keeping a secret about Jacob, the boy she loved and lost—and the truth behind his shattering betrayal. And then there's Patrick, Brie's mysterious new guide and resident Lost Soul . . . who just might hold the key to her forever after.

With Patrick's help, Brie will have to pass through the five stages of grief before she's ready to move on. But how do you begin again, when your heart is still in pieces?

Why did I pick this one?
Well the past couple of WoWs I've done they've had a bit of  paranormal to them. Which I guess in a way this one does to, but look no special powers, vampires, werewolves. So I thought I'd try for something a little different. I haven't read to many ghost like stories (although I have quite a few on my shelf.) The synopsis drew me in, and I adore the cover it looks like she floating over a bridge, or maybe it's the pearly gates behind her. (only they're not so pearly looking)

So what do you think?
What's your pick for the week?

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I want to re-read

This is Top Ten Tuesday hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.

  1. The Vampire Academy Books- I know, I know I've read them multiple times already. Actually I think I've re-read the first 4 quite a few time, but 5 and 6 I've read only once. -gasp- What's wrong with me?
  2. Bloodlines- I just read when it came out, yet I would love to read it again. Maybe come closer to time for the second book.
  3. Evernight and Stargazer- The first two books in the Evernight series because I recently just got the last two books, and I read the first two back when they first came out in 2008 so I've kind of forgotten what happened, and I need a refresher for the last two.
  4. Shiver- Pretty much the same reason as above. I just got linger and forever, and need a bit of a refresher as to what the story is like. 2009 was awhile back. I can't remember what happened a few days ago much less 2 years ago.  
  5. Nevermore- I absolutely loved the book, and it's characters. Plus, the second one is coming out is it next year or 2013?
  6. Harry Potter- Yeah, I know it's one that will be on every list just about, but honestly I'm not sure if I've ever re-read these or not, but it would be nice to step back into Hogwarts for awhile.
  7. Radiance- I see a pattern here. Most the books I want to re-read either have all the books out, and I'm just now getting them or I need to finish the series up. I have Shimmer, and Dreamland I'll be getting soon. So now is the perfect time to re-read Radiance since it's such a small book. :)
  8. Vegas Dazzle- I actually just finished this one not to long ago. I'm still trying to figure out my review. Yeah it's taking me a bit. I absolutely loved it. I would re-read it just for Dario. :) The thing is I'm not sure many people know about this book. So I want to let people know it's out there. I'll actually have a giveaway sometime on here for a signed copy of it. Then I've thought about buying another copy, and doing some kind of blog tour. -shrugs- We shall see.
  9. House of night books- I haven't read the latest one that's out (I have it though) I think for the fact that I'm not sure what's going on with the story, but I really did enjoy the first few books in this series before it became like a soap opera for books. So I wouldn't mind re-reading those first few.
  10. The Deep end of the ocean- I read this one way before I started reading YA books, or actually enjoyed reading. I read it because a friend said it was good (and I watched the movie), and it was one of those books that kind of tugs at your heart. A little boy is kidnapped from his family and after 9 years (I think) is reunited with them when he's a teenager. Just the things the family goes through to finding him, and making him comfortable with a family he had forgotten. Really good.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

200 follower giveaway at Chasing Empty Pavement

There's an awesome 200 follower giveaway at Chasing Empty Pavements.
Daughter of smoke and bone, The night Circus, or The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer.

Go on over to her site Chasing Empty Pavements

That is all. :)

Check out Small Reviews Enclave Comparison


Okay, I was super excited to be able to join in on one of Small's Review Comparison. What book you ask? Well it was Enclave by Ann Aguirre. It was probably one of the first Dystopian books that I actually enjoyed. I'm pretty excited for the second book to come out in 2012. Can't wait for more Fade!

Did I mention that this would make for an awesome movie. Seriously! Have you seen the book trailer for it? If not go to youtube and type it in, or go check out my review. (I think I put the video up)

That is all.


In my mailbox is hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren

Juliet Immortal by Stacey jay
The Exiled Queen by Cinda Williams Chima (I was thinking of another book when I said I heard about the book from Natalie)
The Eternal kiss by Various Authors
Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
Dark Mirror by M.J Putney

After Obsession by Carrie Jones and Steve Wendel from Khadija

From Publisher
Lockdown by Alexander Gordon Smith

Dreamland Winner


I've contacted her and she has until Monday at midnight to reply.
Then I'll pick a new winner. :)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Follow Friday (45) Blog Hop (44)

Blog Hop

Follow Friday hosted by Alison and Parajunkee

Do you have a favorite series that you read over and over again? Tell us a bit about it and why you keep on revisiting it?
I don't know why I'm even going to answer this. Most of you know by now that anything relating to my favorite series I'll usually answer with...wait for it... wait for it...Vampire Academy. I think I've read it 4 or 5 times. Yeah, that sounds about right. That's before I had such a huge TBR pile though. Sometimes I do want to go back and just read the. You can never get enough Rose kicking butt, Dimitri just being swoony, and Adrians sarcastic attitude. Although, I just finished reading Vegas Dazzle, and I have to say I might just be re-reading this one a couple times now. :)

What's been going on here!
You probably noticed (or not) that a changed the way it looks a bit. I'm trying to decide if I like things Ion both sides or just one side. Oh, I'm gonna go see a movie Saturday, and my friend told me to pick out of Abduction w Taylor Lautner, Moneyball w/Brad Pitt, or Dolphin Tale which should I say I want to see?

Books Read:
Vegas Dazzle by Pam Langsam (finished review to come)
Gypsy Knights (reading on Kindle)
After Obsession (will be reading soon)

Non book related:

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Random: Poem/Song The Call

 (I know it's not a review. I'm working on my Vegas Dazzle one, but enjoy til then. Then I think I'll read After Obsession.)


-Verse 1-
It was 1 in the morning
when I got the call
They said that a car
had hit the wall
and at that time
I didnt know
it was you....
my best friend...

How fast
were you going...
How much
did you drink....
I told you before
but you never
stopped to think
You loved
the thought of going fast
The need to feel
that you were free
And now that may
have been your last....

-Verse 2-
They said they were
taking you in
You know I'll be there
with you till the end
They told me you
had lost a lot of blood
and that time with you
was running short
I didn't realize it now
But I could have stopped
this awful fate...
If only I knew...

How fast
were you going...
How much
did you drink....
I told you before
but you never
stopped to think
You loved
the thought of going fast
The need to feel
that you were free
And now that may
have been your last....

So what do you think?

Waiting on Wed: Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Waiting on Wed
Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Expected Publication: January 3, 2012
Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she's returned- to her old life, her family, her friends- before being 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 months reconnecting with her boyfriend, Jack, the one person she loves more than anything. But there's a problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who first enticed her to the Everneath, has followed Nikki to the mortal world. And he'll do whatever it takes to bring her back- this time as his queen.

As Nikki's time grows short and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she's 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..

So why am I waiting on this...
1.) I think I'm getting more anxious about this one because people have been getting it the past week or so, and I admit I think I'm a little jealous.

2.) It just sounds like something I would read. I love me some paranormal-ness to books.
3.) I admit it I love the cover. If I didn't know anything about the book I would still want it just because of the pretty-dressified cover, and the swirly smoke that has her all caught up. Oh, we can barely see her face. I'm just intrigued that's all there is to it.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Feel As Though Everyone Has Read But Me

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish.

This week the topic is Books I feel as though everyone has read but me.
  1. Delirium by Lauren Oliver- I actually read half the book back in February when I had it on my computer, and not an actual copy. I now have an actual book so I'm not sure why I haven't read it. I see tons of reviews for it.
  2. Across the Universe by Beth Revis- Again I have this book on my shelf, and have had it since it came out, but haven't gotten around to reading it. I think my conscience is telling me to wait for all the books in the series that way I don't have to wait on cliffs.
  3. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins- Believe it or not I actually don't have a copy of this book yet. :( I do however have Lola and the boy next door. I was kinda wanting to read Anna first. -sigh-
  4. Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer- I wanted this to hurry up come out so bad, and now that it has I have yet to even buy it. I think it's the new covers that are making me not want it. I hate them.
  5. The Fallen Series by Lauren Kate- Yes, I haven't read any of them, and I have the 3 that are out. Perhaps I should just wait until Rapture comes out next year. (I think that's the last book)
  6. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare- I've read the first 3, but I'm a little hesitant to read this. I've heard mix things about it.
  7. The BDB series by J.R Ward- So, now that I have all of them. Maybe I can read them, but they're so intimidating just the thickness of them.
  8. The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab- I've read really good things about this. Not to mention I keep having dreams about it. Maybe, it's telling me I need to buy it.
  9.  Any of the classics: Jane Eyre, P & P just any of them. I feel kind of bad not reading them.
  10. So there are tons more that I can think of, but the last one that comes to mind is Divergent (and that's only because it's like staring at me from my bookshelf telling me I need to read it now. As I type this.)

Book Review: Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler

AUTHOR: Jackie Morse Kessler
PUBLISHER: Harcourt Graphia
PAGES: 177
SERIES/STAND ALONE: Series (Book one in the Riders of the Apocalypse)
SOURCE: Walmart

“Thou art the Black Rider. Go thee out unto the world.”
Lisabeth Lewis has a black steed, a set of scales, and a new job: she’s been appointed Famine. How will an anorexic seventeen-year-old girl from the suburbs fare as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?
Traveling the world on her steed gives Lisa freedom from her troubles at home: her constant battle with hunger, and her struggle to hide it from the people who care about her. But being Famine forces her to go places where hunger is a painful part of everyday life, and to face the horrifying effects of her phenomenal power. Can Lisa find a way to harness that power — and the courage to battle her own inner demons?

Being a teenager is hard enough, and then to be thrust into being one of the four horseman of the Apocalypse is probably even harder.
Video Review:

Random: My Attention is focused elsewhere

My Weekly/monthly random babbling. :) You can totally skip if you want. It really isn't exciting.

Ya know I haven't done a random post in awhile. Actually, I haven't done a whole hell of lot of any posting lately (except for my usual IMM and Friday ones) I have quite a few reviews in process that I haven't finished. I've been reading on/off all week, but I will say that Vegas Dazzle has my full attention. I knew back in April when I read the first 2 chapters online that I would like it because it's my type, but I'm loving it. Once I finish it that means I can try and put up the interview I had with the author. (if I can find it in my mess of documents) I can also do the giveaway I keep saying I will do for it. Who wouldn't want a pretty signed copy? (I'm not sure about international though.)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Book Review: A Need so Beautiful by Suzanne Young

AUTHOR: Suzanne Young
PUBLISHER: Balzer & Bray
PAGES: 267

SOURCE: Bought
We all want to be remembered. Charlotte's destiny is to be Forgotten...

Charlotte’s best friend thinks Charlotte might be psychic. Her boyfriend thinks she’s cheating on him. But Charlotte knows what’s really wrong: She is one of the Forgotten, a kind of angel on earth, who feels the Need—a powerful, uncontrollable draw to help someone, usually a stranger.

But Charlotte never wanted this responsibility. What she wants is to help her best friend, whose life is spiraling out of control. She wants to lie in her boyfriend's arms forever. But as the Need grows stronger, it begins to take a dangerous toll on Charlotte. And who she was, is, and will become--her mark on this earth, her very existence--is in jeopardy of disappearing completely.

Charlotte will be forced to choose: Should she embrace her fate as a Forgotten, a fate that promises to rip her from the lives of those she loves forever? Or is she willing to fight against her destiny--no matter how dark the consequences

I don't know what it is with me, but it seems like most books it takes me a bit to get into them, and then when I do get to that spot (where ever that maybe) it's either smooth sailing or a bumpy roller coaster ride. I either end up really loving them, or being a little let down. So where exactly does that leave this one?

I enjoyed the twist on the angel story. It's not the same old fallen angel loves the human, can't leave them bit. Okay, so I've only read a few books that are like that, but you get where I'm going with this right? I mean there's only so much you can do with angels. How can you take something that's been done to death, and shed some new light on it? (Pun totally intended) Well just like "A Need so Beautiful" has done. 

Charlotte is what someone would call A Forgotten. She's put on the Earth to spread love and the light to people who otherwise would have a dark ending to life. Problem is every time she "saves" someone she loses a part of herself, and at the rate with which the Needs are making her feel she just might be closer to the Light then she thinks. Little by little her family and friends are forgetting her, forgetting memories they once shared. So it's no wonder Charlotte would do whatever it takes to just stay whole. The Lady in black she keeps seeing could possibly help her, but at what cost? 

I liked the diversity of the characters in Charlotte's family. Her little brother made me laugh. I'm not sure how I feel about the relationship between Charlotte and her boyfriend though. I mean at times he seemed to genuinely care for her, but then he'd be all suspicious of what was going on. I mean if you care at all then trust her. Oh, and the doctor I wanted to hit him so many times. Just tell her what's going on she's got skin falling off her for crying out loud. Why beat around the bush just say this is what's happening. Easy right? I did feel a little bad for him though after learning who and what he is.

The I mean I know that this is a series, but I was thinking how can the author make this a series. I got my answer.  I can't wait to read the next book.

In My Mailbox (38)

How to tell if you a zombie poster.

The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Twelfth grades Kills by Heather Brewer
From bad to cursed by Katie Alender
Passion by Lauren Kate
(Poster came with Passion)
Bite Club by Rachel Caine
Wisdoms Kiss by
Falling For Hamlet by Michelle Ray
Clean by Amy reed
Book of Spells by Kate Bryant
Forever by Maggie S.
Want to go Private by Sara Lipman
Afterlife by Claudia Gray
Dark lover/Lover eternal by J.R Ward
Lover Awakened by JW
Lover revealed by JW
Lover Unbound by JW

So Can you tell me what could be different in my vlog? Be the first to guess right and I will get a book for you from either Amazon or Book Depository. Hint I talk about it in another video I did this week. :)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Follow Friday (44) Blog (43)


As a book blogger, how do you introduce yourself in your profile?

I can't even remember what I have on my profile, and I'm to lazy to look. I think it has something to do with what books really got me started on reading. Some goofy little saying I came up with.


It's that pesky magic book fairy again! She has another wish: What imaginary book world would you like to make a reality?

Ya know I feel like I've answered this a billion times, and you would think after so many times that, maybe my answer would change, but to be honest it never does. I think I would like The Vampire Academy. Yes, I get if you have that world then you'll have the Strigoi, but you get awesome Guardians like Rose and Dimitri, and Eddie (I gotta give Eddie props because of Bloodlines). Not only them, but you have the Alchemist which I know they don't like the vampires or the Dhampirs because they're un-natural, but they have some pretty cool stuff.

Read more I have a video and everything!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Book Review: Bad taste in boys by Carrie Harris

AUTHOR: Carrie Harris
TITLE: Bad Taste in Boys (Kate Grable #1)
PUBLISHER: Delacorte press
PAGES: 201

CHALLENGES: 2011 Debut Author
Kate Grable is horrified to find out that the football coach has given the team steroids. Worse yet, the steroids are having an unexpected effect, turning hot gridiron hunks into mindless flesh-eating zombies. No one is safe--not her cute crush Aaron, not her dorky brother, Jonah . . . not even Kate!
She's got to find an antidote--before her entire high school ends up eating each other. So Kate, her best girlfriend, Rocky, and Aaron stage a frantic battle to save their town. . . and stay hormonally human

I'm trying to think of a zombie book that I've read, but I think this is probably my first. I did try The forest of hands and feet and never got around to finishing it. I feel bad about it. Maybe, I'll go back to it sometime.
OMG! I didn't think zombies could be so funny, but I laughed through a lot of this book.
Kate may have been a nerd above all nerds but she was a funny one. She had a comeback for pretty much everything. I think I about died out laughing when I read the whole foot fiasco. She wasn't your typical hot girl, or that girl everyone wanted to be. I actually enjoyed that part a heroine who is regular. Nothing special about her.
Aaron was the hot guy on the team that Kate kind of liked, but it wouldn't be YA without a little crush because let's face it. We all have crushes, and most of ours are fictional. He wasn't like Dimitri-Swoon-worthy (no one ever will be), and I wasn't all that thrilled with him to be honest he was just some guy.
Jonah was Kate's little brother I adored him and his part in the book trying to help Kate fight the fight with his fake sword, and getting his geeky friends in on it.

I was a little sad to see how it ended. I was hoping for some big breakthrough I guess I don't know. I think it could have been better, but who am I to judge right? I'm not a writer, and I know it must be hard. 

All in all it was a light-paced funny zombie book, and I'm not sure how many of those are out there. It's definitely a book that stands well on it's own, but like I said it has another book coming out next year. A new adventure awaits us with Kate, and I'm ready to see where that takes us. :)

The second book is titled Bad Hair Days and here's what goodreads has on it: Kate Grable takes on werewolves, nanotechnology, blueberry flavored astronauts, and killer coconuts in her next adventure. Expected November 13th 2012 by Delacorte Press

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Waiting on Wed: Shatter Me by

Hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine
Juliette hasn't touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don't fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.
The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body.
Maybe she's exactly what they need right now.
Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

OMG! There are about a bazillion and one reasons I want this one.
1.) Have you read the synopsis? I think it was Ashley over at What's Your Story? that made this a must read and an I want it now type thing. Her IMM this week gushed about it. Thanks Ashley.
2.) I find that anything compared to X-Men I want to read. I don't know why. It's just something that captures my attention. Juliette definitely sounds like a Rogue type Character, and I adored Rogue.
3.) Are you seeing this beautiful cover? I mean really I know the whole dresses in YA thing is a little over the top, but I'm a total fan of this cover. If nothing else I want the cover.
4.) Not only is it paranormal-ish. It's also described as sort of a Dystopian, and I'm trying my darn-est to find some that I love.

Okay, so that was only four reasons, but I'm dead serious about this book. I want it.

Blogorama Bonanza at Candace's Blog

Candace over at Candace's Book Blog is one of many blogs contributing to this event, and a month or so back she asked if anyone was willing to help and contribute to her giveaway as the prize packages have to be over 75.00. I decided since I had a few extra books laying around that I would help.

Here's what I contributed:
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (hardcover)
Graceling by Kristin Cashore (paperback)
The Last Days by Scott Westerfield (paperback)
Deadly Little Secrets by Laurie Faria Stolarz (hardback)

Do any of those sound interesting? Go check out Candaces Site and enter for a chance to win not only mine, but there are 6 other books in the prize package you can win as well. Also, there are two other prize packages I won't go in to detail on those, so go check it out.

Giveaway ends Sept 22nd.
Even if you don't enter still check her site out Candace is a sweetheart and her site is awesome.

Book Trailer and Giveaway: Dreamland by Alyson Noel

It's that time again for a book trailer followed by a giveaway.
It's Dreamland by Alyson Noel it's the third book in the Riley Bloom Series (the first two are Radiance and Shimmer) I've read Radiance and it was a small, but a good book. I have shimmer on my shelf which I need to read.

Dreamland synopsis:
Rileys finding that the afterlife can be a lonely place when all you do is focus on work. So she goes to the place where dreams happen, hoping to find a way to contact her sister, Ever. She meets the director, who tells her about the two ways to send dreams. As a Dream Jumper, a person can jump into a dreamers dream, share a message, and participate. As a Dreamweaver, an entire dream can be created in a studio and sent to the dreamer. But Dreamweaving was outlawed decades ago, and the studio was boarded up. Thinking its her only way to reach out to her sister, Riley goes in search of the old studio. There she finds a ghost boy, whos been creating and sending nightmares to people for years. In order to stop him and reach out to Ever, Riley is going to have to confront and overcome her own fears

Giveaway guidelines
-Winners should be in USA/ Canada only
(Sorry international I promise I will do a giveaway for ya'll through Book Depository sometime soon.)
-Giveaway ends September 23rd
-The book will be coming from the publisher
-Following would be appreciated, but not necessary. (You never know I might give an extra entry for it)
-Like with my other giveaway since this is a third book, and if you're like me you want the whole series so if I can find the other two at a reasonable price I might get those, and personally send them to the winner if they don't already have them.
-Leave me your name and email address in the comments section. Let me know if you've read the other two, or have them so I can get an idea.

Designing Sites and tips

I haven't written a review in a few days. Which I'll probably get around to doing either tomorrow or Wed when I'm off. I have this problem I'm not exactly sure what you would call it, but anyways it's something like this. Whenever I start a new project I'm kind of stuck on that for a few days. So the past couple of days I've been trying to re-design my other blogs I have which consist of my personal one, my writing one, and my old book blog. What does this have to do with anything you ask. Well, nothing actually I just thought I'd be nice and tell you why I haven't done much on here.

While I was doing my re-designs I found that I had fun trying to put them together make something different. Then I decided that i would turn my old book blog into a Design blog. Now I'm going to be straight with you. I'm very, VERY limited on the kind of designing I can do, but I would love to try and help anyone who has a question. I know for the longest time I wanted to learn drop down menus like I have above where it would drop down and I could go to a page then go to a sub-page, but for the life of me I couldn't figure out how. I couldn't find a site that I could easily understand. I'm a little dense when it comes to the extreme HTML, but I know the basics. So when I found a site that explained sorta how to do it I gave it a try and it worked. I'm just now figuring out how to use pictures for top links (Example) I want to be able to help you. :)

Want to know what the sites look like with out going to them. The first one is my writing blog, the second is my personal blog, the third is my design blog, and the fourth is one I made out of boredom using a friends blog title. :)

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