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Manga Monday (4)

When Teru’s home gets burglarized, she ends up staying at Kurosaki’s apartment. The close quarters lead to tension, but things get even more complicated when a woman named Riko Onizuka shows up, bringing up a past that involves Kurosaki… Mangaka: Kyousuke Motomi Series: Dengeki Daisy  Volume Number: 2 Number of Pages: 200 Format: Paperback Publisher: VIZ Media Published: 10/05/2010 Manga Breakdown After the break-in at Teru's apartment, she's been staying with Kurosaki at his place. Just till her place is fixed or she finds another place to stay. She's made herself at home just like he as told her. Teru's friends congratulate her, they assume that she is now sleeping with Kurosaki, but nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, he's acting rather strange, more so than normal. He confides to his boss at Flower Garden his fears that Teru will learn the truth, He's Dasiy, and he won't be able to take care of her after that. She comes home to find Kurosak

Unhinged - Review

Alyssa Gardner has been down the rabbit hole and faced the bandersnatch. She saved the life of Jeb, the guy she loves, and escaped the machinations of the disturbingly seductive Morpheus and the vindictive Queen Red. Now all she has to do is graduate high school and make it through prom so she can attend the prestigious art school in London she's always dreamed of. That would be easier without her mother, freshly released from an asylum, acting overly protective and suspicious. And it would be much simpler if the mysterious Morpheus didn’t show up for school one day to tempt her with another dangerous quest in the dark, challenging Wonderland—where she (partly) belongs. As prom and graduation creep closer, Alyssa juggles Morpheus’s unsettling presence in her real world with trying to tell Jeb the truth about a past he’s forgotten. Glimpses of Wonderland start to bleed through her art and into her world in very disturbing ways, and Morpheus warns that Queen Red won’t be far behind.

Feature & Follow (13)

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, everyone wins. The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee and Alison Can Read . I'm also on Twitter almost all the time. Also if you want to stop by my Facebook and give it a like, I'll love you forever.  Before we get into the question and answer I just want to remind everyone that I'm having a Giveaway for one kindle copy of Oblivion. So don't forget to enter and good luck to all! Question Black Friday Eve! You have $100 (or pounds or whatever your currency is) to spend on books. What are you going to buy? - Suggested by Alison Can Read .  Answer Okay, I'm simply going to use Amazon for the prices and such. It's a whole lot easier than doing wha

Happy Thanksgiving and a Special Giveaway!

So to all my USA readers, Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have plenty to eat and get to spend the day being thankful for what you have while spending time with family. I actually am away from my family for the second year now so sadly that is one that I can't be thankful for. I can only hope it gets better next year. So for all those with your families this year, enjoy it even more for me.  Now there are a lot of things that I am thankful for and I'm going to list six things, because everyone know I'm obsessed with the number six. 1) My daughter. She is such a joy and I love her so much. When I'm feeling lonely around the holidays, I can just watch her smile and it melts my heart. 2) My health. There have been some rough times in my life with health. I had to have a tumor removed and was told that I may never get better, the nerve damage was done.  At the time with this tumor, I couldn't walk or even take a shower on my own. After it was removed and with some rehab,

Anna and the French Kiss - Review

Can Anna find love in the City of Light? Anna is happy in Atlanta. She has a loyal best friend and a crush on her coworker at the movie theater, who is just starting to return her affection. So she's less than thrilled when her father decides to send her to a boarding school in Paris for her senior year. But despite not speaking a word of French, Anna meets some cool new people, including the handsome √Čtienne St. Clair, who quickly becomes her best friend. Unfortunately, he's taken —and Anna might be, too. Will a year of romantic near misses end with the French kiss she's waiting for? Book Breakdown Anna's father decides he's going to send Anna to a international boarding school in Paris. It's her senior year and she wants nothing more than to stay at her high school with her best friend and her crush that works at the local movie theater. Which means stays in Atlanta and not moving to Paris. Her father (a famous author), won't take no for an answer and her

Manga Monday (3)

Life's not easy when you're living in the shadow of your famous parents. Can shy Yura, the daughter of an award-winning composer and a world-renowned actress, find the courage to step out on her own now that her super-celebrity parents are getting divorced? The media is abuzz when word gets out that Yura's mega-famous parents are splitting up. Already accustomed to the daily pressure of being the child of celebrities, Yura's frustration explodes in a rant against her parents--and her heated words end up being broadcast live on national TV! When a powerful talent scout hears her impassioned declaration, he offers to represent her. The door to showbiz is now flung open for this timid wallflower--will she try to become an actress in her own right? Manga Breakdown  Yura's a high school student with super famous parents. Her mother's an actress and her father is an award winning composer. Her's is a classic case of her parents never being around. Yet her mother w

NaNoWriMo Update

So great news! I did it! I won NaNoWriMo! I will be posting more snippets and such but first I really need to edit and look through everything I wrote. Some of it is cringe worthy right now. But I'd like to share it with you guys. I was thinking once it's all nice and edited that I could share a chapter or two a week with you guys. If you would like that is. Let me know what you think in the comments. Also for anyone still working on NaNoWriMo, I know you guys can do it! Just work hard and don't give up. Make sure you just set aside time for your writing and just go to town. For those that have won already, congratulations! 

Soul Mate - Mini Review

Annabel is a bad-ass hybrid hunter, seeking revenge from the vampire who killed her parents and put her brother in a coma. Arriving in a new town with an undercover identity to protect and the mission to find a pureblood vampire to save her brother’s life, the last thing Annabel needs is to fall in love with the sexy, persistent werewolf who thinks she’s a helpless human in need of a knight in shining armor. Shane is a dominant werewolf who also happens to be the local sheriff. He has almost lost hope of finding his better half. So when his beautiful soul-mate shows up and rogue vampires try to kill her, he does what any smart wolf would do: he saves her and takes her home, hoping to convince her that they belong together. When sparks fly between them, Annabel has to decide if she tells him who she really is or runs the other way to protect her secrets. Mini Book Breakdown  So I saw that the author was offering this for read and review, I was like dkwkdoskdjossmdhis A new adult paranor

The Friday 56 (6)

This weekly meme is hosted by Freda's Voice and it's simple to join in the fun! Just grab your book and turn to page 56 or 56% if you're using an eReader and post a sentence or a few. No spoilers though! "You want me to show you my magic? I'll show it to you. But not here--not--" "I have no interest in seeing you drop your magic at my feet like a sack of grain. I want to see what you can do with it, Aelin Galathynius--which currently seems like not very much at all." Celaena's stomach tightened at that cursed name. "I want to see what you will become under the right circumstances."

Diary of a Haunting - Mini Review

When Paige moves from LA to Idaho with her mom and little brother after her parents’ high-profile divorce, she expects to completely hate her new life, and the small town doesn’t disappoint. Worse yet, the drafty old mansion they’ve rented is infested with flies, spiders, and other pests Paige doesn’t want to think about. She chalks it up to her rural surroundings, but it’s harder to ignore the strange things happening around the house, from one can of ravioli becoming a dozen, to unreadable words appearing in the walls. Soon Paige’s little brother begins roaming the house at all hours of the night, and there’s something not right about the downstairs neighbor, who knows a lot more than he’s letting on. Things only get creepier when she learns about the sinister cult that conducted experimental rituals in the house almost a hundred years earlier. The more Paige investigates, and the deeper she digs, the clearer it all becomes: whatever is in the house, whatever is causing all the stran

Outsiders - Review

Something greater than human… Jaylen Hayes knows that she is different from all other seventeen-year-old girls. Possessing extraordinary intelligence, she is also uncannily powerful and inexplicably hated by wild animals. But it is not until she transfers to Trinity High that she learns the truth about who—and what—she really is. Instinctively drawn to two new classmates—the intense and passionate Indigo, and the charismatic and breathtakingly gorgeous Michael—Jaylen soon learns the shocking secret of their shared heritage, and the bloodline that extends to the stars. However, all is not what it seems, and Jaylen soon finds her newfound security threatened when a trusted friend becomes a dangerous and vengeful enemy. Book Breakdown Normally I do a little recap of the novel but I'm going to skip that as I don't want to give any spoilers away for this book. You need to read it for yourself. It's just an awesome read. The author's writing is easy to follow and flows great.

First Blogiversary!

This time last year I posted my very first review. It was of White Hot Kiss  and it sucked. I look back at it now and cringe. It's freaking terrible! You are welcome to go read it but don't say I didn't warn you! But I actually wanted to take this time and talk about what got me into blogging and I'm sure it's a story most people share with me. But it seems fitting to share it in depth here and now.  I had just finished White Hot Kiss, which I read in one sitting that day after picking it up from my local Wal-Mart. It was my first taste of Jennifer L Armentrout and I was hooked!  So I did what anyone would do, I headed to Goodreads to see if she had any other books. She did! So I requested them all from the library. I decided to start with Obsidian because unlike most people, I love the original covers. It was like I had found the Holy Grail and learned for the first time about book blogging.   I know, I'm completely late to the game but I just never knew about

Book Haul (7)

Since I've started my part time job I've been putting my small paychecks to good use, buying what you might ask? Well, books of course! So I've been having a lot of book hauls lately and more to come as I just ordered more from bookoutlet and ebay. Yes, I know. I have a problem! My partner tells me so all the time. It's okay though, because I know you guys understand what it's like. So my lovely little rosebuds, let me show you what I go this time! I actually got this book to give it a second chance because of all the positive reviews I've seen. Also  +Less Reality More Books , her reviews made me want to read it so much! I got this because it was super cheap and I've enjoyed this series though I've yet to finish it... yeah. I don't think I even need to explain why I got this. It's Harry Potter guys, who wouldn't want it? I love the Blue Bloods series and this has the same author and it was less than $5 for the hardback, so yeah, I got it. I

NaNoWriMo Snippet & Update!

        As I am writing this post I have 12,649 words written and let me tell you, once I actually get the story completed, I have a lot of editing to do! So how are you guys doing?  I also wanted to take this time and share a small part of my novel, it's the Prelude. So read it and tell me what you think. I'd love to hear all of your thoughts little sunflowers! And to those doing NaNoWriMo, don't worry, you still have plenty of days left this month. That's what I'm telling myself at least. The Choice           Light blue eyes watched the small blonde girl as she twirled around. The happiness on her face was abundant but there was also a smugness in her thoughts. She felt she deserved what she was getting. The wind blew his dyed brown hair around his face and it also caused the girl’s dress to ghost around her legs. “It’s all so amazing.” The girl’s voice rang through the crisp early morning air. The grass was still a vivid green, but that wouldn’t last for

Destiny Calls

*Have you ever felt like you’ve been preparing for something…Bigger?*  *Do all your friends think your dreams are just plain…Crazy?*  ------------------------------------------------------------  Sure, Kay’s parents didn’t think twice about sending her to therapy.  After all, Kay fully believes that she just narrowly escaped an explosion, watched a handsome stranger walk through fire for her—oh, and that she battled an extremely skilled foe to the death—all before her 10 AM class!  They’re just dreams of course, but when this talented young college student wins a coveted trip to South Africa, she must soon decide whether she’s willing to never see her friends and family again to help somehow familiar strangers BRING ABOUT PEACE.  Now, if Kay can survive the hand-to-hand combat and the one with the ivory dagger who wishes her death, Kay may just become the kind of PEACE seeking hero her classmates would never believe. Kay might even fall in love.  Of course, our brave girl may instead d

October Wrap-Up

I actually had a pretty good reading month in October. I read ten books. All of which I actually enjoyed. Some more than others naturally. Let's get started then! This was a book I read to get into the Halloween spirit. It was a pretty good read. I enjoyed it but it's not a book that everyone would love. My review should be up some time soon so be on the look out for that! This was sent to me by the author in the mail! Seriously, I love when authors do that. I loved this book, though the flashbacks sometimes got confusing. Still a great read. My review for this book should be ready Tuesday.  I already did a Manga Monday for the first one and if you read that you know I loved it! I also read the second and third. This series just keeps getting better! Both of my reviews for these books are up. If you haven't read this series yet DO IT! The first part of the first book is a little slow but get through that and the rest of the series is golden! I read this one for a blog tour

Angeldust (Dark Angel #5) - Review

                                                         The thrilling conclusion to the Dark Angel series… Everything about Michael’s dark plan has been hidden – until now. On an island off the coast of Egypt, a fourth Seraphim city has been discovered; a city that doesn’t appear on any Seraphim map. This city is hidden, the air smells of blood and there is something very, very wrong with the inhabitants. Back at Castle Speranza, while Alyx is off uncovering the secret of Raphael’s charm, someone will betray her in the worst possible way… Michael now has everything he needs. Will Alyx be able to stop Michael? Or could this be the end of the world as we know it? Book Breakdown I want to start off by saying that I'm so sad! This was the last book! I won't get to read anymore about this amazing world and these characters I have come to love so much. But if a series has to end, I'm glad to see it end like this. Some series I've read end terribly but this was perfect! Every

NaNoWriMo!

Okay so I've said this before but I will just say it again. I'm writing a book so I can get published one day. This year I've decided to join NaNoWriMo and get my book finished and then sent out to publishers. So I won't be posting everyday on my blog. I will still post at least one review a week and two other little posts. Sometimes I may even post two reviews a week and another little post. So yeah three posts a week the month of November.  I will still do tags and such (so keep tagging me!) I love tags so much. I'll also unveil my original book tag sometime this month and also my blog turns one year old on the 13 of this month! YAY! Lots of fun stuff is happening this November! I may also post a few updates throughout the month on my progress with the novel. If you are also doing NaNoWriMo this year and want to add me as a writing buddy .