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Review - Wicked Lovely

Details Title: Wicked Lovely Author: Melissa Marr Series: Wicked Lovely #1 Published: 6/12/2007 Publisher: HarperTeen Page Count: 328 Format: Hardback Description  Rule #3: Don't stare at invisible faeries. Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in the mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty - especially if they learn of her Sight - and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens. Rule #2: Don't speak to invisible faeries. Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer. Rule #1: Don't ever attract their attention. But it's too late. Keenan is the Summer King, who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost — regardless of her plans or desires. Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe

Weekly Reading (3)

I'm planning on reading these books this week! Let's get right to it! 1) Enter the Realm of Flesh  "The blade seemed to cut the air itself apart. Before he could stop, he had created a strange, ineffable crack in the air. Then, an arm reached through ... and shortly afterwards, a body followed." Michael Phoenix is just your ordinary misfit teenager. He lives in a New England small town, his father ran off a year ago, and he falls asleep in school every now and then. However, one night, Michael accidentally opens a portal to another world, and an alien creature invades his home. All he thought he knew about the world is shattered when he is plunged into a world of darkness, a world that's strange and alien—a world that once was home to him. Michael embarks on a journey to the darkest corners of the Earth in search for purpose, home, and vengeance. He is ready to do all it takes, even if he must go to the source of his nightmares—even if he must enter the Realm of F

Interview With Author Ellery A. Kane!

Hello buttercups! I recently had the amazing opportunity to ask the author (Ellery A. Kane) of the amazing indie trilogy Legacy  a few questions. These books are set in a dystopian future where a drug can control how you feel. There is romance and some killer action. If you have not read these books get ahold of them now! They need to be at the top of your to-read list. You don't know what you're missing! There are currently two books out right now: Book 1 Book 2                                                                                                                             1) Do you have any strange writing rituals/routines? I require absolute silence—no competition for the voice in my head. I usually talk to myself when I write. Speaking the words aloud helps me figure out when something’s not working or just doesn’t sound right. That, and lots of Diet Peach Snapple.  2) Who is your favorite character to write? My favorite character in the series is Quin McAllister

Review - Prophecy (Legacy #2)

Details Title: Prophecy Author: Ellery A Kane Page Count: 316 Formet: Paperback Published: 5/29/2015 Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing  Description   Over a year has passed since Lex Knightley journeyed alone into desolate San Francisco. The Guardian Force is disbanded, emotion-altering drugs banned, and citizens allowed to return to the seemingly resurrected city.  For Lex, life is almost normal, but normal is precarious. Normal has a way of falling apart.  One rainy night changes everything. Out on parole, Quin McAllister’s father is arrested for the brutal murder of his new wife. As the Resistance resurges, claiming a conspiracy, Lex doesn’t know what—or who—to believe. When old enemies resurface in new disguises and trusted friends start keeping secrets, normal splits right down the middle, leaving Lex and Quin on opposite sides.  Prophecy—the second novel of Ellery Kane’s Legacy trilogy—continues the story of Lex and Quin, testing the strength of friendship, forgiveness, and love.  My

Review - Legacy

Details Title: Legacy (Legacy #1) Author: Ellery A. Kane Page Count: 254 Format: Paperback Published: 09/05/2014 Publisher:  Balboa Press I received this book in exchange for an honest * review. Description How do you want to feel today? In 2041, the choice is yours.  San Francisco is deserted, the Bay Bridge bombed, and the BART subway trains grounded. The Guardians, members of an elite and mysterious government-appointed military police force, are maintaining order at all costs—thanks to emotion-altering drugs like Emovere that suppress fear and anxiety. Lex Knightley, daughter of a prominent forensic psychiatrist, risks entering the devastated city to partner with the Resistance, a group of rebels intent upon exposing the dangers of Emovere. Lex discovers an ally in Quin McAllister, a magnetic Guardian Force recruit with a haunting past that binds them together. As she uncovers the secrets of the Guardian Force and confronts the truth about her family, Lex begins to realize that ev

Feature & Follow Friday (1)

Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me. The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee  and Alison @Alison Can Read . This Week's Question Is there a book that you were required to read in school that you actually loved? - Suggested by Natalie Hearts Books Answer The Giver, my 5/6th grade teacher handed my the book and told me to do a report on it, I was leery with such a strange cover but the book blew me away. It made me think, made me wonder what next? Could our society ever become that way? I ended up reading it twice before doing the book review. What about you Sunflowers? Was there a book for you? 

My Top 3 Book Covers of 2014

                                                   1) The One                             2) Unhinged 3) Wings

Review - Evermore

Details Title: Evermore Series: The Immortals  Author: Alyson Noel Page Count: 301 Format: Paperback Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin Publish Date: February 3rd 2009 Description  The first book in Alyson Noël's extraordinary new Immortals series. Enter an enchanting new world, where true love never dies... After a horrible accident claims the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever Bloom can see people's auras, hear their thoughts, and know someone's entire life story by touching them. Going out of her way to avoid human contact to suppress her abilities, she has been branded a freak at her new high school — but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste. Damen is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy. He's the only one who can silence the noise and random energy in her head - wielding a magic so intense, it's as though he can peer straight into her soul. As Ever is drawn deeper into his enticing world of secrets and mystery, she's left with more questions tha

The Book Blogger TMI Tag

How old are you? Older than I look but feel younger than I am. What book are you reading? As I answer these questions I'm rereading City of Bones (so I can review the series), Unhinged, and Evermore. What are you wearing? Ripped skinny jeans, a black Game of Thrones shirt with punk fingerless gloves. OTP?  (One True Pairing) Goddess... I have too many. Roth and Layla totally. Blogger or WordPress? This is fitting since I tried not long ago to open a Wordpress and hated it. I like Blogger and will stay here happily. Going outside being active or staying in and reading a book? Depends... on how I feel and what the weather is. Where I live now it's so freaking hot that all I do outside is swim in our pool or garden in the early morning and late evening. Most of the time though, I'd rather just read. What is the last book you read? A Court of Thorns and Roses. What is the book you’re going to read next? City of Ashes. Ebooks – yes or no? Nope, never. Where do you prefer to read

Weekly Reading (2)

So I did one of these weekly reading so freaking long ago and I thought why not bring it back full time? Let all you lovely people see what I'm reading. So here goes.... 1)  Prophecy (Legacy #2) 2)  Deity (Covenant #3) And then if all goes well and I get both of those finished, *fingers crossed* 3)  City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) That will be enough for the week, I usually read quickly but my little girl is teething and hasn't been feeling well. I feel so bad for toddlers, so much is going on for them and then they have to go through the pain of cutting teeth?

Liebster Award!

I'd like to say thank you to Jessica from  barbiebooks  for the nomination. Rules 1) thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog. 2) display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.) 3) answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you. 4) provide 11 random facts about yourself. 5) nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers.  6. create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer. 7) list these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here.) Once you have written and published it, you then have to: 8) Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about

Vampire Knight Volume 1 - Review

Details Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 192 Published: January 9th 2007  Publisher: VIZ Media (English Adaptation) Blurb Yuki Cross has no memory of her past prior to the moment she was saved from a vampire attack ten years ago. She was adopted by the headmaster of Cross Academy, and now works alongside Zero to guard the Academy's secret. Cross Adademy is attended by two groups of students: the Day Class and the Night Class. At twilight, when the students of the Day Class return to their dorm, they cross paths with the Night Class on their way to school. Yuki Cross and Zero Kiryu are the Guardians of the school, protecting the Day Class from the Academy's dark secret: the Night Class is full of vampires! - From Goodreads My Thoughts *SPOILER ALERT* This first volume serves as more of a prelude, giving the reader a glimpse of all the characters, showing that Zero is a vampire; turned by a Pureblood who killed the rest of his family. We also get to see just how much Yuuki alre

The Friday 56 (2)

A weekly meme hosted by  Freda's Voice "Why did he call you a hypocrite?" My voice sounded condemning. Sitting on the edge of the sofa, Quin patted the spot next to him. I rolled my eyes, annoyed, but joined him there anyway.

Book Haul (1)

So, I went to Half Price Books a few days ago and I got a ton of really awesome stuff and just had to share, I got the selection series (first three only, I will never pay for The Heir), I got Misguided Angel from the Blue Blood series, Eclipse, and the really really cool stuff. It's the UK version, to me the cover isn't as cool as the US cover but I like having stuff from other countries.  I also got the UK version of City of Ashes. So it's really cool. I like it because the giant quote from Meyer isn't on there. I just think it's awesome.  Do you guys have editions from other counties other than your own?

Waiting On Wednesday (14)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by  Breaking the Spine Expected publication: February 23rd 2016 Four months have passed since the shadow stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Rhy was wounded and the Dane twins fell, and the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift, and into Black London. In many ways, things have almost returned to normal, though Rhy is more sober, and Kell is now plagued by his guilt. Restless, and having given up smuggling, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks like she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games—an extravagant international competition of magic, meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries—a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port. But while Red London is caught up in the pageantry an

Review - City of Bones

Details Title: City of Bones Series: The Mortal Instruments #1 Format: Hardcover Page Count: 485 Published: 03/27/2007 Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books  Author: Cassandra Clare Description  When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy? This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary

Beautiful Bloggers Award

I've got some exciting news! I've been nominated for the Beautiful Bloggers Award by Haley Riley, from Paperback Heaven  & Denise from Confessions of a Book Addict  Thank you so much Haley and Denise for nominating me. It's really cool. Also, I think your blogs are pretty dang cool. I hope we can become good friends. Rules:  1) Link to the blogger who nominated you. 2) List seven random facts about you. 3) Nominate seven creative, beautiful bloggers, and notify them. Seven Random Facts About Me: 1) I am the Queen of Random 2) I'm actually very shy 3) I love the gothic style 4) I like K-Pop 5) I'm completely obsessed with vampires and have been since I was 14. 6) I collect anything with Hello Kitty on it 7)  I have these slight yellow flecks to my eyes and whatever color eyeshadow I wear the yellow turns into it. My Nominees:  1) Barbara from  Banosaur 2) Ana from  Book Addict 3) Ashley from  Bookish Realm Reviews 4) Amanda from  The Darling Bookworm 5) Sinead fr

Ultimate Book Tag

I saw this on  The Book Babe's Reads  and thought it looked fun, it must be an old tag has she posted it in January of 2013 but I didn't have a blog then so I'm going to do it now. Also, if you're like me and want to do this tag, just consider yourself tagged by me and have fun. Questions: 1)  Do you get sick while reading in the car? I didn't used to as a kid, but I do now. It makes me nauseous. Which sucks... 2) Which author's writing style is completely unique to you and why? Jennifer L Armentrout: I can't really say why as I'm not sure myself but I could pick her writing out of random pile easily. 3) Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer. My boyfriend would kill me if he knew what my answer is, but since he doesn't read my blog I'm free to speak my mind lol. Twilight. 1 ) I love romance, a lot. From what my boyfriend has told me of HP and I've seen the movies and plus my bf kind of hates romance...

Top Three Let Downs of 2015 (so far)

Everyone has heard of the them, we wait impatiently to get our hands on a copy to read, and then the worst happens... we are completely left screaming at the book on the last page, or crying. Or maybe just thinking, 'what the fuck just happened?' Well, this has happened to me three times already, I've read reviews on the books and they have been singing their praise, makes me wonder if maybe I'm reading a different book from the rest... But without further ado, here is much three let downs of 2015 (so far): THERE WILL BE SPOILERS. YOU'VE BEEN WARNED. 1)        Lots of reviews for this book were 4-5 stars on  Goodreads  but I only gave it three stars and even then I was being kind. It just felt rushed to me. There was a lack of detail and world building, I mean it was there but it could've been kicked up a notch and made to be superb. It just felt like the author mixed a few young-adult dystopian series together and you get Red Queen. Description The poverty stri

Review - A Court of Thorns and Roses

Details Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses Author: Sarah J. Maas Format: Hardcover Page Count: 416 Release Date: 05/05/2015 Publisher: Bloomsbury  Description  A thrilling, seductive new series from New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas, blending Beauty and the Beast with faerie lore. When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world. As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever. Perfect for fans of Kristin

The Friday 56 (1)

A weekly meme hosted by  Freda's Voice He's ambidextrous too, which might not sound like all that big a deal, until you watch him write with one hand and paint with the other, with neither project seeming to suffer. And don't even get me started on the spontaneous tulips and magic pen.