Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Book Review: Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Hello, Everyone! I just finished reading The Iron King by Julie Kagawa, which is the 1st book in The Iron Fey series. I hope you like my review!


Meghan Chase
has a secret destiny-
one she could never have imagined...

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has neevr quite fit in at school... or at home.
When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change.

But she could never have guessed the truth- that she is the daugter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face... and to find love wit a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.

Review: Wow! To me this book reminded a mixture of Alice in Wonderland and Narnia all put in one book, with a few faeries here and there. It's an amazing story filled with adventure, romance, and magic. I couldn't put book down and everywhere I went I had to take it with me. I love the characters so much and Meghan's best friend Puck, is one of the funniest characters I have ever read. I did enjoy the long adventure they went on and it didn't seem boring at all as the book was coming to a end. The idea of this story and the plot all together is amazing. I have to say Julie Kagawa is most defaintly in one of my top 5 favorite authors. I give this book a 5/5.

Publishing Comany: Harlequin Teen.
Pages: 363
Published: February 2010
Rating. 5/5 Excellent!
Book Trailer:

Youtube Book Review Video:

Book Haul!

Today I bought 6 books from Barnes&Nobles with a amazing coupon that they gave me and my membership card. Now 3 of these books came out August 31. this Tuesday of this week and I am so happy I got them since I have been waiting for them to come out for a long time. The other 2 books came out some time in August and the last came out in April of this year. I also will be reviewing all of these book on my blog and on my youtube account.

Here are the books I got:

Youtube Book Haul Video:

Monday, August 30, 2010


Hi, Everyone! So today IMM I got 5 books and lots of swag. I won these things from a contest on Wastepaper Prose, which just had another contest giving away Linger by Maggie Stiefvater, which I just did a book review. The website also gives awesome reviews and quotes from other authors. The site is really cool and exciting so go check it out.

Here is what I got IMM:

Bookmarks (some signed/some no)t
Post cards (some signed/somenot)
A Pin
ARC The Body Finder by Kimlerly Derting
ARC Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (signed)
Two Chapter Preview Not for Sale: Tell ME a Secret by Holly Cupala (signed)
The Iron Daugter by Julie Kagawa (signed)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Wow! Another Contest!

Over at YA Addict she is having another book contest! =D All you have to do is take a picture of yourself with the book you are reading, make a post, and give the link to her! You will win a copy of The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff! Go! Go! Go! Before it's to late!

Here is my picture:

I am reading The Iron King by Julie Kagawa.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Book Review: Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

Hi, Everyone! Big news! I finished Linger by Maggie Stiefvater, which is the second book in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series and the first book is Shiver. So if you haven't read the first book please don't read any further. So here is my review on Linger:


The longing.

Once Grace and Same found each other they know they must fight to stay together. For Sam, this means a reckoning with his werewolf past. For Grace, it means facing a future that is less and less certain.

The loss.

Into their world comes a new wolf named Cole, whose past is full of hurt and danger. He is wrestling with is own demons, embracing the life of a wolf while denying the ties of being human.

The linger.

For Grace, Same, and Cole life is a constant struggle between to forces - wolf and human - with love baring its two sides as well. It is harrowing and euphoric, freeing and entrapping, enticing and alarming. As their world falls apart, live is what lingers. But will it be enough?

Review: The best werewolf series I have ever read. I truly don't know what else to say besides that one sentence. Amazing? Fantastic? Great? But those words can't even describe Grace's and Sam's story. The way they struggle through life has no words. It's to hard to tell and the only way to help people understand is to read this book. These books Shiver and Linger showed me a world of people with problems that seem to never be able to get fixed. The relationship is out of this world for Grace and Sam, I'm not sure anyone in this real world can have a love Grace and Sam have. The characters were very interesting and I enjoyed with all my heart to read once more about them and also the new character Cole, who's life story also changed me and made me look at a person like him in a whole new way that I never thought I could do. Cole's mouth made me laugh every time he talk and some times I just felt like going into the book and giving him a high five for what he just said. Isabel is also still amazing in this book and maybe even a bit little more. It really shows who she is in this book, but still has her normal self at the same time. The plot at the beginning to me was like it shouldn't be there, for the way Shiver ending it didn't seem like there should be a second book, but after reading this and reading their story one more time I understand why she needed to make a second book, because to me I'm not sure Grace and Sam's story will ever really end, in some way their story will just keep asking questions on what is going to happen next? So to sum up all those words I give this book a 5/5, which if I could I would give it the biggest number in the world. So please if you haven't read Linger, yet then please and I truly mean this, please go out and buy it cause you are missing something that I can't even explain.
Publishing: Scholastic Press
Page: 360
Chapters: 54
Grade: 5/5 = Excellent!
Book Trailer:

Author's Website: Here.
Book Website: Here.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Re-Create Cover Contest for Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers

Hello, Everyone! Over at YA Addict, Jami is having a re-create cover contest for Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers. So if you would like to join all you have to do is make a cover for this book and give the link to Jami on her website. Here is the link. So go right now, because it ends Aug. 24th. First prize will get a signed ARC copy of Personal Demons and and swag! Second Prize will win Personal Demons tank top and swag! Here is the summary of Personal Demons.

Personal Demons:

Frannie Cavanaugh is a good Catholic girl with a bit of a wicked streak. She's spent years keeping everyone at a distance - even her closest friends - and it seems her senior year will be more of the same... until Luc Cain enrolls her class. No one knows where he came from, but Frannie can't seem to stay away from him. What she doesn't know is Luc works in Acquistions - for Hell - and she possesses a unique skill set that has the king of Hell tingling with anticipation. All Luc has to do is get her to sin, and he's as tempting as they come. Frannie doesn't stand a chance.

Unfortunately for Luc, Heaven has other plans, and the angel, Gabe, is going to do whatever it takes to make sure Luc doesn't get what he vame fore. And it isn't long before tehy find themselves fighting for more than just her soul.

But if Luc fails, there will be Hell to pay... for all of them.

Here is my creation
(if you would like to see more clearly then click on the picture):

1st Chapter: MockingJay by Suzanne Collins

Hello, Everyone! So most of you know tomorrow is the released date of MockingJay by Suzanne Collins, which is the third and final book in the Hunger Games series, but if you don't know then I would go check out the first book, Hunger Games and the second book, Catching Fire, because they are both amazing books and this series is my second favorite series. If you haven't read the first two books in this series then I wouldn't be reading this post or watching the video you are about to see.

Here is a summary of MockingJay:

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what's worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss's family, not her friends, not the people of Disrict 12. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collin's groundbreaking The Hunger Games trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books for years.

1st Chapter:

Saturday, August 21, 2010


Today IMM in got The Thirteenth Chime by Emma Michaels. Ever since I first saw the cover of this book on Emma Michaels website I just knew I needed it.

The Thirteenth Chime:

Hatred Never Dies
Destiny has finally found the life she has always wanted. She has about finished college, has a fiance that loves her, and a great summer on the West Coast planned with her friend, Stephanie. But her world is turned upside down when an antique clock mysteriously chimes thirteen times and someone attacks them, sending Stephanie and her mother to the hospital.
Alone, and without any help from the police, Destiny has no choice, but to turn to the one man she left behind a year ago- her ex-boyfriend, David. Together, they must solve the riddle of the thirteenth chime before the clock strikes thirteenth again. Yet as they face their own past and hearts, a trap over half a century old is waiting for them to become its prey. For revenge, fifty years is never too long...
Book Trailer:

Emma Michaels Blog: Here.

Book Website: Here.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Book Haul

Today I got 4 books that I bought from Barnes&Nobles.com. This store is my favorite bookstore, because it just seems like a really nice cozy place to go read and buy books. I love the deals that B&N have and the membership is amazing for this bookstore. So if you like books as much as I do then I would go right now and check out the website if you haven't already. These 4 books are the books I have been waiting to get for a very long time.

So here are the 4 books I got:

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Yay! I finally got my contest prize I won 2 weeks ago from AuthorMix. AuthorMix is a website of 5 authors who are Katie Alender (author of Bad Girls Don't Die), Melissa De La Cruz (Author of Blue Blood Series), Margaret Stohl & Kami Gracia (authors of Beautiful Creatures), and Cecil Castelluci (author of Rose Sees Red). I just want to thank authormix for giving me these amazing gifts! It's a really fun and awesome site, so go check it out.

Prizes I won:
  • Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender (signed)
  • Beautiful Creatures necklace
  • A card from Katie Alender
  • First three books in the Blue Blood series by Melissa De La Cruz

Clockwork Angels (Infernal Devices #1) by Cassandra Clare Book Trailer:

Magic is dangerous- but love is more dangerous still.

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses to find her brother, her destination is England, the time in the reign of Queen Victoria, and somehting terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural flock stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warroirs dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the choas.

Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called the Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What's more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.

Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by-and torn between-two best friends: James, who's fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arms length... everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy The Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world...and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

Book Review: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (Classic)

Hello, everyone! I am so sorry I haven't made a review on a book for a long time. Things have been happening in my life that it's been hard to read, but I finally finished reading The Count of Monte Cristo and I'm back on board for reading! I was also requested to review this book, but I will not make a review on The Count of Monte Cristo on my youtube account. mostly because I have other things I would like to do on there. Here is my review, enjoy!

Plot: Dashing young Edmond Dantes had everything. He is engaged to a beautiful woman, is about to become the captain of a ship, and is well liked by almost everyone. But his perfect like is shuttered when he is framed by a jealous rival and thrown into a dark prison cell for fourteen years.

Review: Beauty, power, love, and revenge. Those are the four words that describe the Count of Monte Cristo. To read about a young man, just about to become captain of a ship and a husband to a beautiful woman, then framed for something he didn't do was sad, but interesting in many ways. I loved the detail of everything the author wrote and the journey of this man was fantastic. I enjoyed every character, to learn about their pasts and then to see them of what they are again is amazing. Think of the revenge like this, when you pour a bucket of cold water on someone they don't just pour a normal bucket of cold water back at you, no they take a old, moldy bucket filled horribly disgusting, cold water and then pour in on you, and that's just what Edmond did, he gave his revenge ten times worse then anyone could have gave anyone. I have never read anything so different in my life and like it this much. I give this book a 5/5, but I swear if I could give a higher rating I would.
The Count of Monte Cristo:
  • Paperback
  • Pages: 591
  • Order: Here.

Monday, August 16, 2010


Another contest right around the corner! Over at Shannon Whitney Messanger, Shannon is having a mega-epic-contest-of-awesome!!!!

And wow it sure is mega, epic, and awesome because she is giving away 5 ARC books! Yes 5 ARC books! All you have to do is go to her blog, read all the rules, then enter!

The books she is giving away are Matched, The Kneebone Boys, The search of Wondla, Virals, and Pegasus!!!! This contest ends on Sunday, August 22. So go now before it ends!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Thirteenth Chime Cover Contest!

So most of you probably already know of The Thirteenth Chime cover contest over at Black Findernailed Reviews, but if you don't go over there right now and make a cover!!! The prizes are the best I have seen on a giveaway for a long time!!! There will be three winners and the contest ends tomorrow Aug. 11 at midnight, so go go go!

Here is my creation for the contest:

Coffeehouse Angel Contest!

If you like making book covers this is for you. At Trisha's Book Blog there is a contest to re-create a book cover for the book Coffee House Angel by Suzanne Selfors. If you win you get a coffee mug with coffehouse angel's origanl book cover on it and a signed copy of Coffee House Angel!!!! So go right now! Ends Aug. 15!!!! Click here to enter.

Here is my creation for the contest:

Monday, August 9, 2010

Cover Contest!

This is so cool! Over at princess bookie, Cindy is having a another re-create book cover contest. All you have to do is make a book cover, go over to her website and give a link to your book cover, then your in! It ends Saturday Aug. 14, so go right now and make your cover! If you win you get a signed copy of Losing Faith, signed bookmarks, and poetry journal! Woot!

Here is my creation for the contest:

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Another Contest!

Another one! Yes another one! Over at thecozyreader.com there is contest and the book that is being given away is The Ghost and The Goth by Stacey Kade!!!! Hehehe! So if you haven't already signed up for this contest, I would do so right now if I were you before it's to late! Go! Go! Go! =D


Iron Fey series!

Clockwork Angel Countdown

Morgyn's Wish List!