Thursday, September 30, 2010

I Have Been Tagged!!!

I have been TAGGED!!!! This is a international game of tag and I've been tagged by Steph from The Thoughts of a Book Junky. Thank you so much Steph for tagging me! =) I must answer some questions about myself so you can get to know me a little bit better and then I tage four other bloggers so we can learn about them.

1. 4 Things in my purse:

  • Cell phone
  • iPod
  • Black eye liner
  • The book I am currently reading
2. 4 Things in/on my desk:
  • A few old books
  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • Drawings
3. Favorite things in my bedroom:
  • My bed
  • My TV
  • My books
  • My Nightmare Before Christmas blanket
4. 4 Things I always wanted to do:
  • Take a backpack trip across Europe
  • Become a Author
  • Work for a publishing company
  • Live in New York City
5. 4 Things I enjoy very much at the moment:
  • Making videos
  • Book Blogging
  • Drawing
  • Watching Lie to Me
6. 4 Songs I can't get out of my head:
  • I will not bow by Breaking Ben
  • Little Wonders by Rob Thomas
  • Second Chance by ShineDown
  • All The Right Moves by One Republic
7. 4 Things you don't know about me:
  • Halloween is my favorite Holiday
  • I used to be obsessed with pirates
  • The only thing I am scared of is a cats claws, but I still do love cats
  • I love history
4 Bloggers I am TAGGING:
  1. Can't Find a Bookmark
  2. Pages of Forbidden Love
  3. Pen and Paper
  4. YA Addict

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Book Review: Radiance by Alyson Noel

Hello! Today I finished Radiance by Alyson Noel, which is the first book in Riley Bloom's series. The next book in the series is called Shimmer, which will come out in Spring of 2011. Alyson Noel also has other books and also a series called Immortal series, which is related to Radiance. The fifth book in the Immortal series is called Night Star and will be out in November of 2010. This may be a spoiler for people who haven't read the Immortal series by Alyson Noel. Here is my review on Radiance:

Welcome to the Here & Now
Riley Bloom left her sister, Ever, in the world of the living and crossed the bridge into the afterlife-a place called Here, where time is always Now. Riley and her dog, Buttercup, have be reunited with her parents and are just settling into a nice, relaxing death when she's summoned before the Council. They let her on a secret-the afterlife isn't just an eternity of leisure; Riley has to work. She's been assigned a job, Soul Catcher, and a teacher, Bodhi, a curious boy she can't quite figure out.

Riley, Bodhi, and Buttercup return to earth for her first assignment, a Radiant Boy who's been haunting a castle in England for centuries. Many Soul Catchers have tried to get him to cross the bridge and failed. But all of that was before he met Riley. . . .


It was fun to read Alyson Noel's writing again and the way she makes the drama bring the story to life. The characters were amazing. I loved reading about Riley and how she was going throw her well.... death. The story might have been small, but it sure made it seem amazing. I love the cover and the way the book is made. I don't think I will ever fully understand the Here & Now, but I sure like the adventure of the story. The idea of the story is fun and I am sure any child, between the ages of 10-12 will love this book. I give this book a 4/5. .

Publishing Company: St. Martin's Griffin
Published Date: August 31, 2010.
Pages: 178
Format: Paperback
Genre: Fantasy
Ages: 10-12

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Book Review: Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

Hello! Today I will be giving my review on Halo by Alexandra Adornetto. I finished this book yesterday. Here is my review:
An angel is sent to earth on a misson.
But falling in love is not part of the plan.
Three angels-Gabriel, the warrior, Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, the youngest and most human-are sent by Heaven to bring good to a world falling under the influence of darkness. They work hard to conceal their luminous glow, superhuman powers, and, most dangerous of alll, their wings, all the while avoiding all human attachments.
Then Bethany meets Xavier Woods, and neither of them is able to resist the attraction between them. Gabriel and Ivy do everything in their power to intervene, but the bond between Xavier and Bethany seems to strong. The angels' missing is urgent, and dark forces are threatening. Will love ruin Bethany or save here?


I never read a story about a main character with the supernatural powers to be the point of view for the story. Sadly I didn't see a difference, because most of the time it seemed like Xavier the human was more stronger then Bethany the angel, which was sad, because I would have loved to read about someone with the point of view, who was the stronger person in the relationship. At the beginning of the story it was very slow and it was hard for me not to put down the book and forget about it, because truly at the beginning I really wanted to do just that. But after about 200 pages the story finally started to get good. The action at the end of the story was enjoyable and I did love the ending of this book. Some of the characters were fun to read about and others not so much. I did like Xavier a lot, for his funny comments and how much he would put everything aside just to save Bethany. So with that I give this book a 3.5/5.

Publishing Company: Feiwel&Friends Book
Publishing Date: August 31, 2010.
Series: Halo series
Pages: 484
Format: Hardcover
Genre: YA Paranormal/ YA Romance

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Mini BookHaul!

Hello! Today I got two books from Barnes&Nobles. I will be doing a review on both of these books. These are the books:

The Replacement

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I Am Number Four
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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Cover Contest!

Another cover contest is happening over at YA Addict. The cover contest is going to be based on the book The Light of Asteria by Elizabeth Isaacs. All you have to do is make a cover for this book and put your link of YA Addicts website, then your in!

Here is the book:

Plot: Is Nora Johnson hadn't been on campus that day she would have never known her true destiny. Helping her friends move into the dorm that she wanted to call home, Nora accidently collides with a mysterious stranger, Gavin Frey. His very touch sends flames through her heart. The world seems different-something within her has changed.

Nora tries to resume her mundane life, but she is now consumed with the ones very presence ignited her soul, the one with eyes of emerald. Nora soon learns that an energy buried deep within has been unleashed. She now weilds unimaginable power and has become Gavin's source, his strength.

Her newfound joy is shaken when she discovers tat Gavin is not who he appears to be and she has been thrust in the middle of war of mythical proportions. Negativity has allowed all things evil to flourish, the earth is under siege. The fate of creation hinges on the power within her heart. Will she be strong enough to survive?

Here is my creation:


*In My Mailbox is a weekly thing made by the Story Siren*Hello! Today IMM I got a ARC Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick. Yay!
I recieved this book from Barnes&Nobles because they are going to have a
discusion on this book with the author. I am not allowed to make a review on the ARC, but I will make a review on the finished copy when it finally hits stores on Oct. 10, 2010. Crescendo is the second book in the Hush, Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick. If you haven't read the first book I wouldn't read any further if I were you.

Plot: Nora Frey should have known her life was far from perfect. Even though her boyfriend, Patch, also happens to be her literal guardian angel (who, despite the title, is far from angelic), things are not looking up. First these is summer school and facing the nightmare of her enemy Marcie Millar as her lab partner. Then Patch starts to pull away with no explanation. And finally, she is having nightmares and visions about her father's murder.

As Nora chooses to ignore her instincts and delves deeper into the mystery of her father's death, she also begins to question whether her Nephilm bloodline has something to so with it, which casts more doubt on her relationship (or lack thereof) with Patch. Does he know more then he lets on? Why does he always seem to be standing in front of the answers she is looking for? And id he really is her guardian angel, why is her life always in danger?

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Book Review: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Hello! Yay! I finished Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. This is the first book in the Infernal Devices series. There will be two more books after this called Clockwork Prince (Sept. 2011) and Clockwork Princess (Sept. 2012). Cassandra Clare also has another series called Mortal Instruments that has City of Bones, City of Ashes, Cite of Glass, and the newest book City of Fallen Angel which will be out March 2011, there will two other books after that which are called City of Lost Souls (2012) and City of Heavenly Fire (2013). Now here is my review on Clockwork Angel. Hope you enjoy it!

Magic is dangerous-but
love is more dangerous still.
When sixteen-year-0ld Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks, and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.
Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, who are members of the secret organization called the Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that 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 is she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herslef fascinated by -an torn between- two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arms length... everyone, that is, but Tessa.
As their search draws them 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.

Reading Cassandra Clare's writing again was a joy. I give this book a 5/5. To learn about the new characters was fantastic and to see people from her other series was amazing, to learn more about them has no words for how great it was. The problem in this story was different and very interesting then the last series she made and I enjoyed it very much. Tessa was a great main character and I loved how she was strong even when things looked at its worst, I was also surprised at how fast a thinking she could be in this story. Jem was amazing and very kind to everyone. The mysterious that Jem has is very interesting to me and probably will be to anyone who reads this book. Finally there is Will would makes rude comments here and there, but keeps me laughing through the whole book right to the very end. Will has his own mystery which I'm still guessing on and hope to find out more in the next book, which I am look exctremely foward to.
Publishing Company: McElderry Books.
Publishing Date: August 31, 2010.
Series: Infernal Devices series (#1)
Pages: 479
Format: Hardcover
Genre: YA paranormal
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Monday, September 13, 2010


*In My Mailbox is a weekly thing made by the Story Siren*

Hi! Today I got 1 book from Fragments of Life. Which is a website about books, review, contests, and interviews! Go check the website out if you want to see something like that.

Here is the book I won:

Summary: The war between humanity and Faerie devastated both sides. Or so 15-year-old Liza has been told. Nothing has been seen or heard from Faerie since, and Liza's world bears the scars of its encounter with magic. Trees move with sinister intention, and the town Liza calls home surrounded by a forest that threatens to harm all those who wander into it. Then Liza discovers she has the Faerie ability to see - into the past, into the future - and she has no choice but ot flee her town. Liza's quest will take her into Faerie and back again, and what she finds along the way may be the key to healing bot worlds.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Book Review: MockingJay by Suzanne Collins

Hello. I just finished MockingJay by Suzanne Collins. If you haven't read the first two books in the Hunger Games series I wouldn't read this review. Here is my review, I hope you like it:


My name is Katniss Everdeen.

Why am I not dead?

I should be dead.

Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss's family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. Disrcit 13 really does exist. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revoluton is unfolding.

It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell, and it is by design that she has long been part of the revoluton without knowing it. District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plans- except Katniss.

The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss's willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebel's Mockingjay- no matter what the person cost.


I give this book a 5/5. This series really means a lot. It makes you think, what if our world turns out like this? Will this happen? Will we have Hunger Games? From the beginning to the end I loved every part of this book. Everything that happened was shocking and unpredictable. To read about teh characters from the last two books was something words can't make. I loved the ending so much and it was good to end it there when it did. There is just one question that is still bothering me, I wish I could find out, but I don't think I ever will. This is truly a series that no one should ever forget after reading these books.

Publishing Company: Scholastic Press.
Publishing Date: August 24, 2010.
Series: Hunger Games series. (Third and Final book)
Pages: 390
Format: Hardcover
Genre: YA paranormal
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Monday, September 6, 2010

Book Review: The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

Hello, Everyone! Today I finished the Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa. This is the 2nd book in the Iron Fey series, so if you haven't read the first book Iron King; I wouldn't read this review. Here is my review on Iron Daughter. I hope you enjoy it:
Plot: Half Summer faery princess, half human. Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey- ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her.

Worse, Meghan's own fey powers have been cut off. She's stuck in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly.
But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can't help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart.
Review: Magnificent! I think I like this book even more then the Iron King. I loved reading once again about the old characters and learning a little more about other characters that I didn't know much about in the last book. I also enjoyed learning about the new characters in this book and what their background is like. I loved the love between Ash and Meghan, and the deep connection the have between each other. The plot in the story was very intense and thrilling to read. I give this book a 5/5.

  • Publishing Company: Harlequin Teen.
  • Published Date: August 1, 2010.
  • Series: The Iron Fey (book 2)
  • Pages: 359
  • Format: Paperback
  • Genre: YA Paranormal

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