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Still No Luck :(

Well, bad news... I still haven't gotten a laptop :'( but I've been using my boyfriend's while he's at work. There are a few changes I want to make so this blog can get better but it's hard when I only have so much time on top of still taking care of my little now. For now, things will remain the same. Once I finally get my own laptop then I'll add the changes and hope you guys like them ^^

Book Lovers' Tag

1) Do you have a specific place for reading? I usually read in the bath, it's very relaxing and I get the most peace. With a little one running around it's hard to get a moment alone. My ideal place would be by a wood burning fireplace, the crackling and the smell is so peaceful and inviting. 2) Bookmarks or a Random Piece of Paper? I have a lot of bookmarks, I love them. The more the merrier! Yet, somehow I always end up using an old receipt or an old note lol 3) Can you just stop anywhere or do you need to finish a chapter? I can stop whenever but I usually like to stop at a chapter or a break in the book. 4) Do you eat or drink while reading?  Yes, I drink while reading, it's easy for me to do. I've never spilled anything on a book either! Eating though... it depends on the food I want, something messy will have to wait. I don't want to ruin my book. 5) Music or TV while reading? I can't watch TV and read, unless I read on commercials. I love reading while li

#WaitingOnWedesday (11)

Title: Happily Ever After: A Companion to the Selection Series  Series: The Selection  Expected Release Date: 10/6/2015 Blurb - from Goodreads All four novellas in Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series are now available in one gorgeous hardcover collection, featuring exclusive bonus material: introductions from Kiera Cass, new scenes from The Selection, The Elite, and The One, a map of Illéa, and beautiful interior illustrations! Happily Ever After also includes the extended ending of The Prince (previously available only in The Selection Stories: The Prince & The Guard) and an extra epilogue to The One (previously available only online or in the four-book Selection box set). This collectible edition is a must-have for any Selection fan, as well as a fantastic introduction to the world of the bestselling series. The contents of Happily Ever After are as follows: -The Prince (with the two bonus chapters), Maxon’s novella -The Guard, Aspen’s novella -The Queen,

This World We Live In - Review

Description  It’s been a year since a meteor collided with the moon, catastrophically altering the earth’s climate. For Miranda Evans, life as she knew it no longer exists. Her friends and neighbors are dead, the landscape is frozen, and food is increasingly scarce. The struggle to survive intensifies when Miranda’s father and stepmother arrive with a baby and three strangers in tow. One of the newcomers is Alex Morales, and as Miranda’s complicated feelings for him turn to love, his plans for his future thwart their relationship. Then a devastating tornado hits the town of Howell, and Miranda makes a decision that will change their lives forever. My Review *SPOILER ALERT* This is one of the only series that does make me think and that sticks with me long after I've read it. This actually was my first time reading this installment. I've still never read the second, I don't plan to either. It's all just so sad and terrible but I find myself going back for more. I've

Song of the Week (8)

Title: This Little Girl Artist: Cady Groves  Year: 2012 There is the original version to this song and the Nightcore version, I personally love the Nightcore one way more, but I'll place both down here for you guys to decide :) Lyrics: You got your keys, but where ya goin'? The third degree just isn't workin' Cause you walked out without asking me to go And if I followed you home, would you be alone? I checked your phone, cause it was beepin' Are you alone?  I know you're creepin' Cause you walked out without asking me to go But if I followed you home, I hope you're alone [Bridge:] I'm three steps from the edge, woah Don't push me over it Don't you know, don't you know [Chorus:] Every girl is capable of murder, if you hurt her Watch out you don't push me any further, any further You're not the only one walking 'round with a loaded gun This little girl is capable of murder, cause you hurt her My hands are clean, not yet a kille

Bookish Identity Tag

1. What dystopian/fantasy world would you like to live in? If I could only pick one... it would have to be, more supernatural fantasy I guess but I'd go for the world of Vampire Knight (manga). 2. Who would your partner be? I'm thinking this question means romantic partner and in that case... God, this is a tough one, I'll put the top three, I can't choose just one /hides/ 1) Roth (The Dark Elements) 2) Jack Force (Blue Bloods) 3) Leon Kennedy (Resident Evil) 3. Who would your godly parent be? (Percy Jackson Series) Never read those books and don't ever plan to, #sorrynotsorry 4. Would you rather be a Downworlder or a Nephilim? (Mortal Instruments series) Downworlder, it's been a dream of mine for over ten years to be a vampire. 5. Which house would you be in? (Harry Potter) Slytherin 6. Which faction would you be in? (Divergent) Dauntless 7. What would your daemon be? (Northern Lights series) I've heard of the books, but I don't know what this daemon t

The Heir - Review

Details:  Release Date: 5/5/2015 Page Count: 368 Format: Hardcover Published by: Harper Teen Series: The Selection Series  Number in Series: 4 Description: Kiera Cass's #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series has enchanted readers from the very first page. In this fourth romantic novel, follow Illéa's royal family into a whole new Selection—and find out what happens after happily ever after. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon's heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn't expect her Selection to be anything like her parents' fairy-tale love story...but as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn't as impossible as she's always thought. A new generation of swoon worthy characters and captivating romance awaits in the fourth book of the Selection series! - From Amazon My Thoughts  *SPOILER ALERT* Well, I should start of

#WaitingOnWednesday (10)

Name: Shuriken to Pleats #1 Author:Matsuri Hino  Year: 2015 The story revolves around Mikage, a schoolgirl who is the descendent of ninjas. She lives in modern-day Kyushu, and she serves a certain man. - From Goodreads Honestly, I don't know too much about this manga yet, I do know this is the author who came up with Vampire Knight, one of my favorite manga and anime ever. I love her art style and who doesn't love ninjas?! I don't even know if this will be translated into English, Goddess I hope so.

Red Queen - Review

Description  The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers. To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change. Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control. But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?  My Thoughts  *SPOILER ALERT* I've read a lot of reviews about this book and I think I may have read a different one. Everyone keeps saying how amazing it is or how it's going to be one of the top young adult books of 2015. Not to me. Now don't get me wrong, this wasn't a bad book, it was fast paced with lots of action and never once was I bored. It was just all so 'been there, done that'. I feel this author may have read a choice few y

Song of the Week (7)

Song: Destroyer Artist: The Birthday Massacre Album: Superstition Genre: Gothic Rock/ Synth Rock/ Dark Wave Released: 11/11/2014 Lyrics: This is a fantasy, projecting the vanity A quiet delusion, controlling me It took the best of me Dissolving my sanity A silent intrusion, destroying me When night expires across this town, I'll light a fire to burn it down The end is here and now I'll burn it down, I'll light a fire The end is here and now Making wishes for me. Causing calamity The only solution, abandons me This is a tragedy. I meet with it gratefully It's my execution, and you're joining me When night expires across this town, I'll light a fire to burn it down The end is here and now I'll burn it down, I'll light a fire The end is here and now I'll burn it down The end is here and now I'll burn it down I'll light a fire The end is here and now

Who Inspired Your Love of Reading?

I don't remember why I found this question but it got my thinking about the woman who got me reading, it was my 6-8th grade teacher. I spent a lot of time with her my 6th grade year, because I was doing two grades in one, 5th and 6th. She had me read a lot of books to play catch up with the rest of the class. I didn't know books could take me away like that. It made me feel like I was in a different world. I got away from all the schoolwork all the things going wrong at home. It made me happy, made life better. It's been over ten years and my love for reading as only gotten stronger. She made such a huge difference in my life, taught me so many lessons, she's always been my favorite teacher. Who inspired your love of reading? Let me know in the comments below.

Hush Hush - Review

Description  A SACRED OATH A FALLEN ANGEL A FORBIDDEN LOVE Romance was not part of Nora Grey's plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgment. But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and seems to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel. For she is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life. My Thoughts *SPOILER ALERT* When I first read this boo

Book Courtship Tag

I saw this on a couple of blogs and decided why not? I love talking about books :) So here we go! Phase 1 - Initial Attraction - A book you bought because of the cover hmm... probably the book Splintered because the guy on the second book in the series Unhinged is totally hot and I just wanted that in my collection. The guy on the cover had a gothic/emo kind of feel and I find alternative guys very sexy <3 p=""> Phase 2 - First Impressions - A book that you bought because of the summary This is kind of a tough one, that's how I buy most books is by reading the summary. How else am I going to know if it even sounds interesting? But I'd have to go with Wicked Lovely. It just spoke to me. Plus, I really enjoy a good fairy book with alternative guys but I've already said that haha. Phase 3 - Sweet Talk - A book with great writing This one is hard and I may get backlash for it but I really love the way Stephanie Meyer writes. So the Twilight Saga and probably The

#WaitingOnWednesday (9)

Title: Samhain: Rituals, Recipes & Lore for Halloween  Series: Llewellyn's Sabbat Essentials  Number in Series: Series: Book 6 Expected Release Date:September 8, 2015 Genre: Pagan/Spiritual/New Age This is a wonderful series, I've gotten a few and plan to get them all. It's so wonderful to have all the history of these magical days right at our fingertips, those before us didn't have this luxury. I'm so thankful we are at least advancing enough that we don't have to hide ourselves in fear of being burned at the stake. Yes, we still have to keep it secret because some people don't understand. My family for one, I grew up in a very strict SDA religion and now that I've found my true path and am happy with it, they tell me never to talk about it or be myself in front of them and yet they still preach at me with their own beliefs at me. That is something I love about Pagans (at least the ones I've met), they are so much more accepting of people. I fi

To Ride A Silver Broomstick - A Review

 Description Throughout the world there is a New Generation of Witches - people practicing or wishing to practice the Craft on their own, without an in-the-flesh magickal support group. "To Ride a Silver Broomstick" presents both the science and religion of Witchcraft so you can become an active participant while growing at your own pace. This book is ideal for anyone, regardless of religious background: male or female, young or old, beginners and initiates. My Thoughts No spoilers, I don't even know if it's possible to spoil this kind of book. I know there are lots and lots of people who absolutely hate Silver RavenWolf but I don't. Hers was the second book I ever read about Wicca, the first being The Big Blue Book by none other than Raymond Buckland. I read other reviews of her books and people say that she talks down to the reader, I didn't feel that way at all. I like her writing, it's friendly and easy to understand even for the younger crowd. Her wri

Stay With Me (Wait For You #3) - Review

Description  At 21, Calla hasn't done a lot of things. She’s never been kissed, never seen the ocean, never gone to an amusement park. But growing up, she witnessed some things no child ever should.   She still carries the physical and emotional scars of living with a strung-out mother, Mona—secrets she keeps from everyone, including her close circle of college friends. But the safe cocoon Calla has carefully built is shattered when she discovers her mom has stolen her college money and run up a huge credit card debt in her name. Now, Calla has to go back to the small town she thought shed left behind and clean up her mom’s mess again. Of course, when she arrives at her mother’s bar, Mona is nowhere to be found. Instead, six feet of hotness named Jackson James is pouring drinks and keeping the place humming. Sexy and intense, Jax is in Calla’s business from they moment they meet, giving her a job and helping her search for Mona. And the way he looks at her makes it clear he wants t

Song of the Week (6)

I had a hard time trying to pick between the two songs, I love Breaking Benjamin. They never get old and they have such a distinct sound. I also love the lyrics of their songs, such strong meanings with vivid descriptions. I know Failure is the one that is getting radio play but I kind of like Angels Fall just a wee bit better. Artist: Breaking Benjamin  Song: Angels Fall Genre: Alternative Rock Single Release Date: April 14, 2015 Expected Album Release Date: June 23, 2015 Lyrics: I try to face the fight within, but it's over I'm ready for the riot to begin and surrender I walked the path, it led me to the end, remember I'm caught beneath with nothing left to give, forever When angels fall with broken wings I can't give up, I can't give in When all is lost and daylight ends I'll carry you and we will live forever, for ever Grey skies will chase the light away, no longer I fought the fight, now only dark remains forever Divided I will stand And I will let this en

Disappointment

So this is really a personal post or anything and I know I'm behind the times but I've been having problems with my laptop and/or phone. So I just saw this a week ago and wondered if I should even post about it or say anything but I guess I will. This post is about how disappointed I am in the book cover. I was excited when I'd heard it was finally out but then I saw it... Above: My reaction I wanted to love this cover... I mean it's the last book in one of best series I've read and also it was the very first one I ever read by my favorite author Jennifer Armentrout. No matter how many times I tried to tell myself it wasn't that bad it didn't work. It's awful, it's going to always be awful and the worst is it doesn't even match the other covers! Well, here it is... All I can say is after seeing this, if Roth doesn't win Layla's heart, I'm going to lose it. I'll just sit on the sofa and cry for days... #TeamRoth

#WaitingOnWednesday (8)

The funny thing about this one is that I'm still only reading the first novel and I love it so much next time I go to B&N I'm going to buy the other two and then wait impatiently for this companion book to be released.  Drum Roll!!! Title: Untamed: A Splintered Companion Author: A. G. Howard Release Date: December 15, 2015 Series: Splintered About this book Alyssa Gardner went down the rabbit hole and took control of her destiny. She survived the battle for Wonderland and the battle for her heart. In this collection of three novellas, join Alyssa and her family as they look back at their favorite memories of Wonderland. In Six Impossible Things, Alyssa recalls the most precious moments of her human life with Jeb and her immortal life with Morpheus. Alyssa’s mother reminisces about her own time in Wonderland and how she gave up the crown to rescue the man who would become her husband in The Boy in the Web. And Morpheus delves into Jeb’s memories of the events of Splintered i

Review - Wait For You (Wait For You #1)

Book Description Some things are worth waiting for . . . Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at that fateful Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. What she never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she's building for herself. Some things are worth experiencing . . . Cameron Hamilton is six feet, three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make Avery want things she believed had been irrevocably stolen from her. Getting involved with him is dangerous. Yet ignoring the simmering tension that sparks between them—and brings out a side of her she never knew existed—is impossible. Some things shouldn't be kept quiet . . . But when Avery starts receiving threatening e-mails and phone calls, she's forced to face a past she wants to ke

Song of the Week (5)

Song: Catch Me If You Can Artist: Girls' Generation (Without Jessica) Date: April 9 2015 (Music Video) Genre: K-Pop This song was released in both Korean and Japanese and while I've always preferred their Japanese songs in Japanese instead of Korean this one is different. I actually love them both! It's an amazing song. I LOVE the dance beat. It fits them so much! I'm also excited that they gave the other girls more lines and Tiffany had so little! Yes! Just how it should be! Though I'm forever going to miss Jessica as she was my favorite. But she will come out with a solo album when ready and knock it out of the park. But seriously, I can't stress enough how proud I am that the others actually got their chance to shine, it just wasn't TaeTiSeo and the 'background girls'. Hyoyeon killed it! SM needs to give this girl more lines as she isn't just an amazing dancer! Yuri... she stole it for me. She's the only bias I have left in the group and s