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Weekly Reading

I've got three things I'm going to try and get through this week! I'm going to start on this book I got through  Goodreads . The author gave me a paper copy of her book in exchange for an honest review. I don't know if every author does it but she signed my copy! It's my first ever hand signed book. They had a bunch of different ones when I went to Barnes & Nobles on Black Friday but I didn't get any. I mean they were cool and they had quite a few cool ones but it's just so impersonal. This is special. The book is  Legacy by Ellery A. Kane . The other two are short stories. One from The Mortal Instruments and the other from Divergent. Legacy by Ellery A Kane The Course of True Love (And First  Dates) by Cassandra Clare  The Initiate by Veronica Roth 

Bitter Sweet Love (The Dark Elements 0.5) - Review

Book Description  Dez wasn't just Jasmine's crush. A gargoyle Warden like Jas, he helped her come to terms with her destiny—fending off demons and maintaining the balance between good and evil. He was her everything…right until the moment he disappeared without a trace. It didn't help that Jas's father had just announced that she and Dez would one day be mated. Hard not to take that personally. And now he's back, three years older, ten times hotter, ready to pick up exactly where they left off. But Jas isn't taking that risk again. Dez has seven days to meet all her conditions and earn back her trust. Seven days filled with terrifying danger and sweet temptation. Seven days to win her heart—or shatter it all over again...  My Review  *SPOILER ALERT*  This novella was meant to introduce the reader to the series. Gargoyle Wardens and demons being the main characters. This book shows us Dez and Jasmine. Two Wardens. The plot isn't amazing nor will it blow your

Black Friday

Black Friday is here! What are you going to do today? Will you be shopping or staying home and enjoying time with the family? Seeing a movie? Mockingjay Part 1 was awesome sauce. Just saying. I'll be in Barnes & Noble. Hoping to catch some of the books I need at a good price. I'm also hoping the copy of Death Note I hid in a Hello Kitty backpack in Wal-Mart is still there tomorrow. Have you ever hidden anything for Black Friday? The books I'm looking to find are  White Hot Kiss ,  Obsidian ,  Onyx , &  Black Bird Volume 2 . If I happen to find any other little gems I'll snag them. Whatever you're doing today, I hope you're having fun and enjoying the holidays!

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope you enjoy this day no matter where it finds you. If you are going to spend it with your family or out shopping for Black Friday. Hope it's a day to remember, in the best way possible.  This is going to be my first year not seeing any of my family. I'm not really excited for it like I usually am. Hopefully it will be better than last year though... Last year my boyfriend had to go to the hospital and I only saw my family for an hour before we had to leave to see his family for the rest of the day and we ended up spending the night at his mother's house. They say life is what you make it, so I'm going to try to make today wonderful. I'm going to make pumpkin pie! I do it every year. I'm actually a pretty good cook.  Just think, after today there is Christmas! 

#WaitingonWednesday (1)

The book I'm looking forward to reading is by a new favorite author of mine, Jennifer L Armentrout. It's a New-Adult paranormal romance. I would probably read anything this woman wrote. She got me to read about aliens.... I NEVER read about aliens. They aren't my cup of tea. Her writing though is just that good. So The book I'm waiting for is...... *Drum Roll*    Expected publication: December 8th 2014 Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.  Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.  Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a

Through the Zombie Glass (White Rabbit Chronicles #2) - Review

Book Description Zombies stalk the night. Forget blood and brains. These monsters hunger for human souls. Sadly, they've got mine... Alice Bell has lost so much. Family. Friends. A home. She thought she had nothing else to give. She was wrong. After a new zombie attack, strange things begin to happen to her. Mirrors come to life, and the whispers of the dead assault her ears. But the worst? A terrible darkness blooms inside her, urging her to do very wicked things. She's never needed her team of zombie slayers more, but ultra bad-boy Cole Holland, the leader and her boyfriend, suddenly withdraws from her...from everyone. Now, with her best friend Kat at her side, Ali must kill the zombies, uncover Cole's secret and learn to fight the darkness. But the clock is ticking...and if she fails at a single task, they're all doomed.  My Review *SPOILER ALERT* This was better than the first installment. But sometimes Cole still bothered me a little. He broke up with her but was s

Vampires of Manhattan - A Review

Book Description  The Vampires of Manhattan is "hipster horror"--the memorable characters from her Blue Bloods series are older and cooler than before, trying to build "Millennial" lives in the bustle of Manhattan while battling forces of evil and, of course, each other. Hero of this sexy, paranormal action tale is Oliver Hazard-Perry, former human conduit, and Manhattan's only human-turned-vampire, now the head of the Blue Bloods Coven. When his all-too-human lover is found murdered on the eve of the coven's annual Four Hundred Ball--a celebration meant to usher in a new era in vampire society, and to mark the re-unification of the Coven after decades of unrest and decay--Oliver is devastated. Now, not only is he trying to create a new world order for the immortal elite, he's the prime suspect and is stalked by the newly installed head of the vampire secret police. Because according to the new rules, vampires who take human life can now be executed. Bur

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 - Movie Review

First off, I will start off by saying that, OMG THIS WAS AMAZING! WITH THE SINGING AND THE EXPLOSIVE ARROWS AND PETTA! I enjoyed this so much. From the moment it started to the end. It made me cry at some parts and even laugh... but i have a twisted sense of humor. Mockingjay Part 1 is much darker than the previous films but to me it really captured the feeling of loss throughout the movie. A lot of reviews are saying the pacing is too slow. It's slower than the others simply because there is no Hunger Games with solid action. This is the first time we have seen the whole gang not enter an arena. To me, it wasn't slow at all. It had enough action to keep me entertained while helping the plot along. There was so many cool things that happened, Katniss sang 'The Hanging Tree', Jennifer Lawrence actually sounded good. Not the best voice I've ever heard. I was surprised  by how lovely it was though! I knew it was going to happen as I've read the book (a review is co

Vampire Mountain (Cirque Du Freak #4) - Review

Book Description  In the fourth book of the bestselling Cirque Du Freak series, Darren Shan and Mr. Crepsley embark on a dangerous trek to the very heart of the vampire world. But they face more than the cold on Vampire Mountain-the vampaneze have been there before them.  Will a meeting with the Vampire Princes restore Darren's human side, or turn him further toward the darkness? Only one thing is certain-Darren's initiation into the vampire clan is more deadly than he can ever have imagined. My Review   *SPOILER ALERT* This book takes a time jump of six years, so now Evra is a young man while Darren looks around one year older. Thus they aren't as close as they used to be in the third book. Every twelve years, the Council meets at Vampire Mountain, and Mr. Crepsley has decided it's time to present Darren to them.  Upon arriving, one of Mr Tiny's Little People delivers a dire warning about the Lord of the Vampaneze. Then it's Darren's turn to see the Council

Tunnels of Blood (Cirque Du Freak #3) - Review

Book Description Darren, the vampire's assistant, gets a taste of the city when he leaves the Cirque Du Freak with Evra the snake-boy and Mr. Crepsley. When corpses are discovered--corpses drained of blood-- Darren and Evra are compelled to hunt down whatever foul creature is committing such horrendous acts. Meanwhile, beneath the streets, evil stalks Darren and Evra, and all clues point to Mr. Crepsley. Can they escape, or are they doomed to perish in the tunnels of blood? My Review *SPOILER ALERT* To me, this one wasn't quite as good as the first two. Darren, Mr. Crepsley, after a little convincing, Evra leave the Cirque Du Freak after a Vampire General (also Crepsley's dear old friend) arrives with some very dire news. They arrive in a quaint town and stay at a hotel. Mr. Crepsley goes out every night but tells no one what he's doing. Then six bodies drained of blood are found in a warehouse. Darren thinks Crepsley has went on a killing spree and needs to be stopped.

The Vampire's Assistant (Cirque Du Freak #2) - Review

Book Description Darren Shan was just an ordinary schoolboy - until his visit to the Cirque Du Freak. Now, as he struggles with his new life as a Vampire's Assistant, he tries DESPERATELY to resist the one temptation that sickens him, the one thing that can keep him alive. But destiny is calling... the Wolf Man is waiting. My Review *SPOILER ALERT* This installment is a lot more graphic than the first. There was a lot of foreshadowing, but I think it was necessary. This is one of the goriest children's books I've ever read. Mr. Crepsley decides to return to the Cirque Du Freak. Darren helps out his new friend Evra with his chores and gets to assist Crepsley with his act. Darren meets a young boy named Sam and they become friends. Though in the end, he loses a dear friend because of R.V. and has to drink from him to survive. The main point is Darren trying to come to terms with being a half vampire. Should he not drink human blood and die? Should he live on as a half vampire

A Living Nightmare (Cirque Du Freak #1) - A Review

Book Description  In the tradition of Stephen King's 'Salem's Lot, Cirque Du Freak is the frightening saga of a young boy whose visit to a mysterious freak show leads him on a journey into a dark world of vampires. Filled with grotesque creatures, murderous vampires, and a petrifying ending, Cirque Du Freak will chill, thrill, and leave readers begging for more. *NOTE* I just want to say that yes, this is an old book. It really bothers me when someone won't give an old book a try. JUST BECAUSE IT'S OLD DOESN'T MEAN IT CAN'T BE GOOD! Anyway, rant over and here comes the review. My Review *SPOILER ALERT* This book was a favorite of mine as a young girl and now as an adult I still love it. It's so fast paced and a very easy read  If left alone I could easily finish in only a couple of hours. It has some gore  but to me it's not scary. Even when I was younger, nothing made me jump out of my skin. It has a very simple, easy to understand plot, but it is a

The Dead Girl's Dance (Morganville Vampires #2) - Review

Book Description  Claire Danvers has her share of challenges---like being a genius in a school that favors beauty over brains, dealing with the homicidal girls in her dorm, and above all, finding out that her college town is overrun with vampires. On the up side, she has a great roommate (who tends to disappear at sunup) and a new boyfriend named Shane, whose vampire-hunting dad has called in backup: cycle punks who like the idea of killing just about anything. Now a fraternity is throwing its annual Dead Girls' Dance and---surprise!---Claire and her equally outcast best friend, Eve, have been invited. When they find out why, all hell is going to break loose. Because this time both the living and the dead are coming out---and everybody's hungry for blood.  My Review  *SPOILER ALERT* This installment starts right where Glass Houses ended, which is great because now we have no time lapse to try and play catch up with. Shane lost his younger sister a few years ago and his mother w

Glass Houses (The Morganville Vampires #1) - Review

Book Description  From the author of the popular Weather Warden series comes the debut of an exciting new series set in Morganville, Texas, where you would be well advised to avoid being out after dark. College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation. When Claire heads off-campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Her new roommates don't show many signs of life, but they'll have Claire's back when the town's deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood. Will she be able to face the town's terror or will she drown like everyone else? My Review *SPOILER ALERT* A quick read but really enjoyable! The characters are believable and the boys are just WOW. It seems a little more grown up to me then some young adult books I've read, which I love. The setting felt real and seemed everyday life but with an awesome take on vampires. Where they aren't romantically sought after. They are the

Beautiful Disaster - A Review

Book Description  The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University's Walking One-Night Stand.  Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match. My Review *SPOILER ALERT* I'm really glad the whole New Adult genre is picking up. It's nice to finally be able

The Hunger Games - Review

Book Description  Winning will make you famous.  Losing means certain death.  In a dark vision of the near future, twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live TV show called the Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed.  When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her sister's place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.  May the odds be ever in your favour My Review *SPOILER ALERT* I love this book. It's so quick paced and easy to read. I love Katniss. She is the character I connect with most of any books I've read. She's the reluctant hero. She loves her little sister, Prim, more than anything in the world and would do anything for her. She's a survivor. Katniss had to become the means of food for her family when her father died in a mining accident and her mother went through some serious depression. She had to grow up faster th

The Hunger Games - Catching Fire - Review

Book Description Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and her longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol - a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create. Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest she's afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her even more is that she's not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol's cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can't prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying. In Catching Fire, the second novel in the Hun

Alice in Zombieland - Review

Inside Front Cover She won't rest until she’s sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever. Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she  would have laughed. From blissful to trag ic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A b link, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone. Her father was right. The monsters are real…. To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn’t careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies…. I wish I could go back and do a thousand things differently. I'd tell my sister no.                                                     I'd never beg my mother to talk to  my dad.  I'd zip my lips and swallow those hateful words. Or, barring all of that, I'd hug my siste

White Hot Kiss - Review

Book Description One kiss could be the last.   Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she's anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses.  Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she's crushed on since forever.  Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she's not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn't an issue, considering Roth has no soul.  But when Layla discovers she's the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne… it could brand her a traitor to her family. Wo