Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tune Tuesday

A weekly feature hosted by GReads! that showcases music - my other passion in life besides books! Each week I will post a new or old song in hopes to gain more interest. Help me in spreading the love of music! Feel free to get involved with this feature by linking up at the bottom of this post, thanks!

What were you listening to when you were a teenager? We all come from different decades, with different tunes. For this month, please pick some of your favorite songs that bring you back to those glorious teenage years!

The year: 1999

I was a Sophmore in High School.. and twas the beginning of my music exploration. I had so many different friends, and they listened to all different types of music. From my comfortable hip-hop/R&B to rap to alternative. So here's some of my favorites back then...
Moving On by Mya

Hard Knock Life by Jay Z

Monday, July 30, 2012

MadLib Monday and Giveaway featuring Karen Hooper

The third ever Madlib Monday features Karen Hooper, Author of Grasping at Eternity and Tangled Tides. This has to be the funniest yet!!

My Dream Man

My "Dream Man" should, first of all be very charming and swoonworthy. He should have a physique like Channing Tatum, a profile like Ryan Gosling, and the intelligence of a dolphin. He must be polite and must always remember to tantalize my cocktail, to tip his star, and to take my ear when crossing the street. He should move smoothly, have a tempting voice, and should always dress impressively. I would also like him to be a dreamy dancer, and when we are alone he should whisper magical nothings into my heart and hold my deep ocean. I know a universe is hard to find. In fact the only one I can think of is Nathan!

I have yet to read Tangled Tides, but here's my review of Grasping at Eternity. I was surprised at how well it exceeded my expectations, and the ending was beautiful and touching. The at times heartbreaking/roller coaster romance pulled at my heart strings. I finished this book in little over 4 hours, couldn't put it down. Whether you like a good romance or paranormal book, Grasping at Eternity is a must read.

Connect with Karen:
Karen's Website


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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Until Next Time Review

Until Next Time (The Angel Chronicles, #1)Until Next Time by Amy Lignor

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3.5 stars
This was a delightful read. I loved the Charles, he was very witty and cocky, but in a good way! My one issue with this book, is that there was a lot of explination concerning Liz (main character) and Matt (her soulmate), and why things are the way they are. Though, the explinations were vital to the story, it made some parts kind of dry. I fully expect that the second book to have more character interaction and action because that part will be out of the way.

If you like angel books, then this is a good book for you.

ARC Ironskin Review

Ironskin (Ironskin, #1)Ironskin by Tina Connolly

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

ARC courtesy of Netgalley. This book was quite unique.. I couldn't decide if it was more dystopian or steampunk, but none the less it was good. There were a lot of mysteries that needed to be solved, which kept the pages turning. I wish the romance aspect would have been a bit more involved.

I kept thinking of the story of Miracle Worker while reading this. Jane has to teach Dorie, an unruly 5 year old, how to manage her curse, more specifically how to use her hands. In the meantime Jane starts to fall for the girl's father Richard. He seems interested sometimes, but theres no way that can be true because he is always surrounded by gorgeous women. There are so many things for young Jane to learn.. at the top of the list is how to control the rage that is deep within her.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Feature & Follow Friday

Feature and Follow Friday is host by Parajunkee and Allison Can Read and give bloggers a topic to discuss each week while discovering new blogs. Follow however you'd like, and I will RTF, just leave your link in the comment box! Happy Friday and Hopping to you!!

Q: Summer Reading. What was your favorite book that you were REQUIRED to read when you were in school?

My favorite mandatory read was Catcher in the Rye.

But I was given a free copy of Go Ask Alice, and that was by far my favorite read in high school!

Please be sure to stop by my Giveaways page for a chance at $10 Amazon Gift Card, and Madlibs Monday Giveaway, The Dark Secret Series (My #1 All Time Favorite Series) Can you say HAWT Vampire??

Catching up..

I've had my nose so stuck into books lately that I've been slacking in the review department. Here are my short reviews for Sweet Evil, Etheral, and Her Sweetest Downfall.

Ethereal (Celestra, #1)Ethereal by Addison Moore

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book for several reasons, the first being the writing style of Addison Moore. She is descriptive without going overboard. The main character is headstrong, but likable. The love triangle is enough to confuse anyones heart strings. It was easy to wrap myself up in this book and not put it down until I finished. Which when I did finish a few hours later I had to let out a *squee* because it was that good! I cannot wait to read the next one.

Her Sweetest Downfall (Forever Girl Journals, Ophelia)Her Sweetest Downfall by Rebecca Hamilton

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.5 Stars
I thought Rebecca Hamilton did a fantastic job with this novella! It was such a sweet love story, and I was so sad that it ended so soon! I could have read about Ophelia and Ethan until I was blue in the face. I don't really remember Ophelia's part in the Forever Girl, but this novella was good enough to stand alone. With her vivid scenery, and hot romance scenes, Rebecca Hamilton is becoming one of my favorite authors. I can't wait on the second installment of The Forever Girl!!

Sweet Evil (The Sweet Trilogy, #1)Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

UGH.. my heart is breaking!! The roller-coaster relationship between Anna Witt and Kaidan Rowe tore me up. Drawn towards each other, yet fate keeps them separated. Wendy Higgins did such an amazing job drawing you into the story, better yet the relationship between Anna and Kaidan. I felt every emotion that Anna felt, the longing, the desperation, the love. This book was definitely deserving of the hype!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Weigh in Wednesday/ Giveaway Results..

A weekly meme sponsored by Epilogue. Each week there will be a something vs. something topic for you to post your thoughts about. Make sure to visit Lauren at her awesome blog, Epilogue Review, and also check out the other nifty blogs also participating. :)

Todays topic: light blog background vs dark blog background

To me, the darker backgrounds are aesthetically pleasing, because I think pictures and stuff stick out better.. but I am a big fan of being yourself. Light backgrounds work for some blogs. Mine is darker, but not too dark.

Congrats to the winners of the CM Stunich Giveaway, they are awesome books!!
Emily S.
Theresa J.

Also, don't forget to stop by my other giveaways.. Dark Secrets Series Giveaway, an amazing book series!!!!!

And My First Ever Giveaway Amazon Gift Cards!!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tune Tuesday

A weekly feature hosted by GReads! that showcases music - my other passion in life besides books! Each week I will post a new or old song in hopes to gain more interest. Help me in spreading the love of music! Feel free to get involved with this feature by linking up at the bottom of this post, thanks!

What were you listening to when you were a teenager? We all come from different decades, with different tunes. For this month, please pick some of your favorite songs that bring you back to those glorious teenage years!

The year: 1998

I was a Freshman in High School.. this was my R & B stage, though I did like other songs. Lots of love songs and Boys! Here's what I was listening to back then. And wow, I don't even listen to this genre anymore.. but it's fun to flash back.

Too Close, Next

My Way, Usher

Ghetto Super Star, ODB, Pras, Mya

Sex and Candy, Macy's Playground

Pony, Genuwine

Monday, July 23, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

A big thanks to Christine, at Heart is in the Write Place, who presented me and ten other bloggers for the Liebster Blog Award, an award for new bloggers with less than 200 followers. I'm really grateful to her for passing on the award because I'm still so new at blogging and it was a nice surprise to hear about this! Also, I think this will be a cool way to meet other bloggers by passing the award on to 11 new bloggers!

"Award winners share 11 facts about themselves, answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who tagged them, come up with 11 of their own questions and tag 11 more bloggers with the award." (qtd. in The Headless Owl blog).

Here are my answers to Christine's questions, facts, new nominees, and questions for my nominees.

11 Facts About Me

1. I am a coffee-a-holic.. like literally! I am useless without it, a certified zombie.

2. Pool shark is my middle name, well I pretend it is. I have a couple of trophies to support the claim.

3. I love animals.. especially my Frenchie PJ and my kitty Marley.

4. Raisins and most dried fruit are my mortal enemies... gag city!

5. I am an avid Pinner on Pintrest, and have a Virtual Craft list that I'll probably never accomplish.

6. I only associate actors by the superhero's they play, so I am a lover of Thor, Iron Man, Green Lantern, Wolverine.. the list can just go on and on.

7. I have a Game of Thrones Nerd-herd, we chat about the television show, as well as discuss conspiracies about The Winds of Winter. Oh and my love of Jon Snow!

8. My MP3 player is still stuck in the 90's rock era, with the exception of a few modern bands.

9. I had only read a handful of books until I discovered the kindle app on my phone, and everything has been downhill ever since.

10. Mitch Hedberg is my all time favorite comedian, he had some of the best one-liners ever! "A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer."

11. If I could vacation anywhere it would be in Italy.

Answers to Christine's questions

1. If you were stranded in a solitary room for 24 hours would you rather spend your time reading or writing?
Tough one.. but the winner would be reading. I have to get in the zone to write, it's much easier to read.
2. If you were to write a book, what genre would you write (fiction, non-fiction, memoir, YA, self-help, psychological, horror, etc)?
I would write fiction.. probably YA, but also contemporary romance.
3. If you were forced to choose between eating a burger and french fries for a year or pizza and french fries, which would you choose?
Pizza and fries.. as long as I could mix up the toppings.
4. Who is someone you find really inspirational and why (it can be a relative, close friend, author, celebrity, etc)?
I try to find inspiration in everything, really. I definitely find inspiration in my son.. his youthfulness and enthusiasm. My friends and family also inspire me in different ways. But certain authors inspire me.. more from the writing prospective and not a story line but yeah...
5. What book did you read most recently and did you enjoy it?
I just read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and loved it! It was weird, kinda like me =)
6. Use three words to describe your style of dress (I know one of mine would be comfortable!).
7. What are three words you think your friends would use to describe you?
Quirky, intelligent, and caring
8. What is your favorite part of blogging?
Hearing what other readers had to say about a book!
9. Would you rather be a famous writer, songwriter, or actor/actress?
10. What is one of your funniest memories from childhood?
This is a good one: My family and I were camping, and my annoying little brother (9 at the time) kept bugging to light the campfire. Though my parents refused, he kept insisting. So my dad doused the wood with lighter fluid and gave him the paper plate that was lit on fire, then instructed him to toss it into the pit. Well, my little brother didn't listen, and leaned over and slowly placed it into the pit. The fire came to life with a roar, and singed his eyebrows right off! (BTW he wasn't harmed by this, only his eyebrows). I was ROFLMBO!!
11. If someone asked you why you love reading so much what would you reply?
So I could live somewhere else, be someone else, have a different reality.

MadLibs Monday/Giveaway- AM Hudson

The second ever MadLibs Monday is featuring AM Hudson.

Weird Day

Once upon a time there was an Eggplant named Trudy. She had bewildered snails! One day she met P. Diddy on the side of the Burger King, and they started singing. It was very itchy; they both looked like hobos! All of the sudden they started singing Hurricane, by 30 Seconds to Mars really loudly. They hugged and accidentally started jumping with Naomi Campbell. They looked really witty!

AM Hudson is the author of my favorite series of all time, The Dark Secrets Series. Her writing evokes so much emotion out of the reader, it is hard no to fall in love with the story. The story also grows with the main character Amara Rose, which is a plus in my book! David, the hot vampire in the book, is my book boyfriend too! lol. You can find her books on amazon, Barnes and Noble, as well as other book sites. They are a MUST read!

You can connect with AM Hudson here:

Here's a link to my reviews on the series:
The Knight of the Rose
The Hearts Ashes

Since I love this series sooo much, I have decided to share them with you.
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Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer Review

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have to start by saying this is very enthusiastic 5 stars review! This book had everything.. mystery, love, suspense, humor, and death. I honestly didn't know what to expect when I bought this book, the blurb alone was mysterious. The hype about it is well deserved. Michelle Hodkin wrote a beautifully captivating story. It was extremely balanced, with well placed moments of LOL hilarity and nail biting suspense. I love how some parts of the book are still a mystery; unlike other paranormal books, there are several chapters of explanations of powers, where they came from, and development of their powers.

The main character Mara, wakes up in the hospital, with no memory how she landed there. She was in a building when it collapsed, there were three others but they didn't make it. Suffering with side effects of PTSD, Mara's family decide to relocate to Florida.

Mara starts a new school, and soon meets Noah. He gorgeous, yet cocky. In the words of Mara, Noah is a "asscrown.. top of the asshats that also covers assclown." He eventually charms his way into her heart and they soon discover that both are hiding secrets and there is more than meets the eye.

This book has to be one of my favorites of the year!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Feature & Follow Friday

Feature & Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee. Every week there are two featured blogs and a fun question to answer, so head on over to join in! I love to spread the love, and always follow back!

I am new to the blogging world and appreciate you stopping by :D

Also, check out My First Ever Giveaway, for $10 Amazon Gift Card. (You automatically get an entry if you are following the blog)OR An EBook of your Choice Giveaway (+1 no strings entry)!!

Q: Christmas in July! Someone gives you a gift card for two books (whatever that costs). What two books will you buy?

I have a wish list a mile long.. but I would want:

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Weigh In Wednesday

This is a new weekly meme hosted by Lauren from Epilogue Review. Each week there will be a something vs. something topic for you to post your thoughts about. Make sure to visit Lauren at her awesome blog, Epilogue Review, and also check out the other nifty blogs also participating. :)

Todays topic: Adult Fiction vs. Ya Fiction

I like the perfect 50/50 combination of both, I cannot choose and read them both. I think it depends upon my mood. I get to relive my high school days when reading YA. I also love the innocence and anticipation of a first kiss, but it usually lingers on throughout the whole book.

I think Julia Haygert (@Julia_Haygert) put it best at a recent Indie chat discussion on twitter. "I love YA but sometimes I get tired of omg-that-guy-is-hot-but-I've-never-been-kissed-before thing. NA jumps that phase ;) ‪#Indiechat‬"

I am a grownup, I like to read edgier material as well; but I don't want to be in the Harlequin Romance novels category like my mother lol. Some of the books are set in college and skips that first kiss part, but there more things to anticipate, new love.. stronger emotions.. for me I can relate to them a little more, since it is around my age range.

Favorite Example of YA: Delirium, or the Shadow Falls Series
Favorite Example of NA: Beautiful Disaster, Inhale, and House of Grey and Graves

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Seven Wicked: First, Review and Giveaway

The Seven Wicked: First (The Seven Wicked, #1)The Seven Wicked: First by C.M. Stunich
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Seven Wicked: First, was a fantastic tale with dynamic characters and lots of twists and turns that set the reader on an unpredictable read. A truly exciting yet heart pulling read. Would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to find themselves full emerged and never wishing to leave the delightful tale’s pages. I can't wait to read about the Second Wicked!!

The Wicked are magical monsters that are out to kill Eevee. The first of whom is a wicked scarecrow. Her first encounter with the First, left her freezing cold. So when she meets Caleb, she doesn't know why but she trusted him instantly. They run from the Wicked that are after them, while learning about their past and how to fix their future. They had a few close encounters, but it all went downhill the day of her 17th birthday... the day Caleb dies.

Goodreads Blurb:

“That's just the First," Caleb said, pausing to worry at his lower lip. “And it's only one of seven, Seven Wicked; we can't destroy any of the others until we destroy the First.”

When reincarnated goddess, Eevee Marx, sees the necklace at her local thrift store, she just has to have it. But Eevee has no idea that when she drapes the delicate, silver links over her fingers, she is continuing a legend her spirit had started centuries ago. That when she unhooks the tiny clasp and lays the black and silver pendant against her chest, she will spend the night of her seventeenth birthday holding the dying body of the boy she loves.

The Seven Wicked have been sleeping, preparing for Eevee to touch the necklace and reawaken the powers inside of her. Now, the only thing that stands between them is Caleb, the golden haired boy who will sacrifice himself to save her.

I am a big fan of her writing, and her stories are very Unique. The main characters aren't the typical characters "I don't know I'm hot-but a ton of guys are after me." She writes about Zombies, the Un-dead, and goth girls.

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Tube Tuesday

So that everyone can get to know me a little better, I will post one of my favorite videos every Tuesday. Zach Galifanakis is one of my favorite actor/comedians! This video makes me laugh until I cry!

Enjoy, comment, share. What Video makes you LOL?

Monday, July 16, 2012

MadLib Monday- Featuring Jonas Hyde

A new feature to my blog, I will play a game of MadLibs with a featured Author. This weeks MadLib theme is Love Note.


Dear Love of my life,

You are so passionate. I love how beautiful your face is. Your eyes look like sparkling, graceful , candied hearts. Your hair flows like a lovely wine. You are more poised than night is dark. I love how your neck is like a perfect circle. My heart haunts me just thinking about you. My lovely darling, I love you so much. When we rescued, it's like electricity going up my lips. Whenever I see you, I want to play in the rain. Baby, you are the strawberry to my pumpkin.

I love pressing my faithful lips against your tender cheek.


Jonas Hyde
This week's featured author is Jonas Hyde. He is the author of Melpomene's Tears, a poetry collection of romantic tragedies. The collection has received high reviews (including one from me) and is a great deal on Amazon.

"MELPOMENE'S TEARS will transcend time and captivate its readers for an eternity." -L.M. Stull

Connect with Jonas:
Jonas Hyde Official Website

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She Lies Twisted Review

She Lies TwistedShe Lies Twisted by C.M. Stunich

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, it was tragic yet inspiring. The paranormal aspect was unique, and the romance was adorable. This is the second book of Ms. Stunich's that I've read and I have to say I am a becoming a big fan of hers. This book was balanced; there was some downtime in between the action (I've read some books in which the action is non-stop, and it can be overwhelming). The main character is easy to relate to, and you can empathize with her emotions. I like the layout of the book as well, its quite elegant. It's a quick read and definitely worth it in my opinion.

It seems like death follows Neil everywhere. She had lost every member of her family but her Grandmother, who happens to be lost in a world of her own. The only person Neil can rely upon is her best friend Boyd.

That is until tragedy struck again and Neil was alone. She tried to pick up the pieces of her broken life and move forward, but fate saw fit to step in. One minute she was falling, the next she literally woke up dead.

She meets a strange boy with similar stitches, who seems to be the key to unlocking some of the mysteries of her new undead life.

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Exhale Review

Exhale (Just Breathe, #2)Exhale by Kendall Grey

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another well written addition to the Just Breathe series. While this book was as hot as Inhale, Exhale fell slightly shorter than it's predecessor for me. I love the blooming relationship between Dr. Morgan and Gavin in the Realis. And GRRR, why can't they just kill that Fyre Bi#@! and have a moment of together time lol. I think that I'd have given this book a 5 star if there were more resolution to the story. I hate waiting to read books in a series, but leaving on a cliffhanger.. UGH! *Taps finger* impatiently waiting..

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Inhale Review

Inhale (Just Breathe, #1)Inhale by Kendall Grey

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

To start off.. this book is HAWT!! There were several steamy moments where I was flushed and/or was fanning myself. I usually have a hard time identifying with several 3rd person POV's, but Kendall Gray did an amazing job with it; I didn't get lost at all, nor lost connection with the characters. I did like the Supernatural aspect after it was fully explained, and the romance was amazing. The ending left on a cliffhanger, and that's I am rushing this review so I can get to the next book lol. More to come after Exhale.

P.S. I applaud Kendall for donating proceeds of these books to the whales! That alone makes this book not only a guilty pleasure, but also a delight that you are doing something positive for these majestic animals.

Writing a bad review? To post or not to post...

I get so aggravated when I read reviews of books when less than 3 stars are given. Some of the books I absolutely love, receive terrible comments on amazon! It is hurtful to the writer, but also the sales of the book.

Here are a few things that I consider when writing my reviews:

1) If the book wasn't good, I already wasted time reading it, why waste time writing a bad review? If the book was okay, and I had some constructive criticism, I would make sure to include that in the review.

2) When reading, I don't care if there is a missed comma or something like that. I am reading to escape my world, and to join the world provided for me in the book. It's about the story people, and what/how it makes you feel!

3) Regardless of what I think of the book, others will think differently. The authors are trying to make a living with their books. I would feel terrible if I personally didn't like a book; but someone else would have loved it, and they didn't buy it because of my bad review.

Therefore, I never post bad reviews! I would rather spend my time reading a good book :) How about you?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Melpomene's Tears Review

Melpomene's TearsMelpomene's Tears by Jonas Hyde

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Melpomene's Tears was a beautifully written and that is an understatement. Poetry isn’t my usual genre, but I had gotten a copy courtesy of Jonas (thank you!) and decided to give it a read. It completely amazes me that a few sentences, and artfully placed words could evoke such a reaction. (I may have cried.. twice) Mr. Hyde’s poetry plagues you with grief and love lost, all the while maintaining beauty and grace. It landed on the top of my favorites list, and earned a whole hearted recommendation on my behalf.

One of my favorite lines:

I lie,
here alone in an emerald field,
crimson rivers marbling my eyes,
dripping oceans of despair,
drowning out my soul.

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(I still need to figure out how to make those fancy buttons!)

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Weigh In Wednesday

Weigh In Wednesday is a new weekly meme hosted by Lauren @ Epilogue

Today's Topic: Peeta Vs. Gale (The Hunger Games)

I would choose Peeta all the way. He had so much love for Katness, even when she may not have been reciprocating. He always had her best interests at heart. Gale wanted revenge, as Katness had so pointed out. I personally would want Finnick, but I love that she was able to be with Peeta. The very last line of Mockingjay was the most touching: So after, when he whispers "You love me, real or not real?" I tell him "Real." And that's all a girl could ever want.. a real love.

House of Grey and Graves Review

The House of Gray and Graves (The Houses Trilogy, #1)The House of Gray and Graves by C.M. Stunich

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really didn't know what to expect when I received this book (it's the first zombie book I've read.. partly because I'm a chicken, and don't like being scared), but I was easily seduced by this book. I was slow to catch onto the story line for the first few chapters, but once I did, I was taken aback..
1)Because of the hot love scenes and fae guys ;)
2)The ever evolving action, deceit, adventure, and death.. if it wasn't one thing it was another.

I also liked the formatting of the chapters, the Author takes a second to explain the supernatural creatures/beings that are included in the book. I needed the explanation for some of them, because I've never heard of them.

I liked the heroine in this book, she is easy to relate to, in the beginning she is vulnerable. But she eventually discovers her destiny, and finds her voice and stubborn side (which makes you want to kick her in the butt sometimes). Her zombie side sounded pretty gross too! Good thing for charms to make her normal.

All in all I loved this book and can't wait for the second!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Four in the Morning Review

Four in the MorningFour in the Morning by Christi Goddard

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow, I loved it!! This was a fun read! This is quite a unique book.. I couldn't have imagined the direction that it took. There was a good mixture of LOL moments and WTF moments. The main character was easy to relate to. The first few set up chapters were kind of dry, but it picked up and never stopped. I would definitely recommend this book, it was different from most YA books.

Kathleen (not Kathy) is a clever, snide mouthed, goth girl. She envelops herself in a dark shell to protect herself from the cruel world. The biggest problem in her life is her abusive mother; that and the fact that her Mac and cheese was taken away and she was forced to diet. That was up until Josh (a childhood friend) asks her to write a letter. Then she meets Rigle, a sharp witted, annoying, magical skunk that promises to help her prevent a tragedy.

As Kathleen's luck has it, Ryan a boy she hates, turns up dead and the letter implements her. Shortly after, her mother goes missing. She has to figure out who she trusts, which turns out to be a life or death decision.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Fallen Star Series Review

Fallen Star Series (Fallen Star, #1-3)Fallen Star Series by Jessica Sorensen

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I liked this series as a whole, I loved the paranormal aspect and the love story. The story really picks up in the second book and never stops. Gemma's life has never been normal, everything she has ever known has been a lie. Things start to change in her life, like the new feelings that she feels (especially the electricity between Alex) But Gemma and Alex have a love and hate relationship, that drives you absolutely bonkers. The two of them along with a cast of vampires, faeries, and witches go on an epic journey to save Gemma and the world.

Weigh In Wednesday

Weigh In Wednesday is a new weekly meme hosted by Lauren @ Epilogue

Today's topic: Fairy tale retelling vs. the Original Fairy tale?

I prefer retelling over the original. First of all, who's to say that the original is not a retelling? I mean, most stories are passed down and I am sure they are twisted from the originals. But I love when someone takes a story that we all know, then makes it their own. One of my favorites would be the erotic series by Anne Rice, in which she puts a major twist on Sleeping Beauty. The original fairy tales are good, but it's kinda like vanilla ice cream, you know what to expect. I like to add cookie dough to mine :D

Sacred Bloodlines Review

Sacred Bloodlines (The Guardians, #1)Sacred Bloodlines by Wendy Owens

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I liked this book, it was a quick read but jam packed with excitement!
All alone in a world that brought nothing but tragedy, Gabe meets Uri after an accident in the subway. He was quickly ushered away to mystical life of Angels and Demons, prophecies, and love. Gabe has to decide if he truly wants to stay and risk everything, or go and have nothing.

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Monday, July 2, 2012

I have always said, that the worst part about getting lost in a book, is finding your way back to reality.. I think this e-card says it best :)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Beautiful Disaster Review

Beautiful DisasterBeautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love this book! Jamie McGuire delivers a seemingly everyday love story with such elegance. She draws you into the characters; and when Abby's heart broke, mine did too! I have read this book twice this year, it is one of my favorite love stories to date! (Not to mention, I wish I had a Travis Maddox to love me!)

I definitely relate to this story on every level. It seems like everything in my life is a beautiful disaster. The story follows Abby, who is a freshman in college. She meets Travis Maddox, who is a womanizer and tatted up fighter. Their relationship started out as friends, but quickly turned into love. Their honeymoon phase didn't last long, because Abby's past found her. Travis and Abby go through a lot in their relationship, but their love overcame all obstacles.

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