Thursday, April 28, 2011

Trailer Thursday (12)

Synopsis: Azalea is trapped. Just when she should feel that everything is before her . . . beautiful gowns, dashing suitors, balls filled with dancing . . . it's taken away. All of it. The Keeper understands. He's trapped, too, held for centuries within the walls of the palace. And so he extends an invitation. Every night, Azalea and her eleven sisters may step through the enchanted passage in their room to dance in his silver forest. But there is a cost. The Keeper likes to keep things. Azalea may not realize how tangled she is in his web until it is too late.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Book Review: Red Glove by Holly Black

Hello everyone! Today I finished reading Red Glove by Holly Black, which is the sequel to White Cat that was a amazing fast, accelerating novel. If you have not read the first novel, you should not continue reading, for this review will be a spoiler for the first book. Here is my review and I hope you enjoy:

Summary: Curses and cons. Magic and the mob. In Cassel Sharpe's world, they go together. Cassel always thought he was an ordinary guy, until he realized his memories were being manipulated by his brothers. Now he knows the truth—he’s the most powerful curse worker around. A touch of his hand can transform anything—or anyone—into something else. That was how Lila, the girl he loved, became a white cat. Cassel was tricked into thinking he killed her, when actually he tried to save her. Now that she's human again, he should be overjoyed. Trouble is, Lila's been cursed to love him, a little gift from his emotion worker mom. And if Lila's love is as phony as Cassel's made-up memories, then he can't believe anything she says or does. When Cassel's oldest brother is murdered, the Feds recruit Cassel to help make sense of the only clue—crime-scene images of a woman in red gloves. But the mob is after Cassel too—they know how valuable he could be to them. Cassel is going to have to stay one step ahead of both sides just to survive. But where can he turn when he can't trust anyone—least of all, himself? Love is a curse and the con is the only answer in a game too dangerous to lose.

Review: In the first novel, White Cat, Cassel it put in a extremely hard decision when he finds out her needs to kill Lila's father and help his two brothers, Philip and Barron, with Philip's childhood friend Anton. In the end Cassel's granddad kills Anton, his brother, Philip losses everything and Barron betrays Philip and Anton because Cassel tricks him into thinking that him and Cassel are trying to save Lila's father, instead of killing him. One of the biggest things that happens in White Cat is that Cassel find out he is a transformation worker and throughout the past 3 years his brother, Barron has been making him kill other people and then whip his memory completly clean of everything that happened. In Red Glove, Cassel is back with Lila, who for the past 3 years has been a white cat. Now agents are asking for Cassel's help to find the killer of Philp's murderer and also 5 other men that were also killed and to add to that problem Lila is still under the horrible spell Cassel's mother bestowed on her before summer break. I enjoyed Red Glove extremely for Holly Black's fast passed writing that has danger and action at every corner. I really enjoyed how Cassel's mind operates and how amazing it is to be a con in his world. There were many shocking secrets revealed in Red Glove, that I didn't even see coming and even when I look back at how they were revealed and all the clues that were told about those dark secrets, still made me think that I would have never figured it out on my own. Readers will be entranced in the dark, magical, gut turning, high suspenseful world of workers and con artists. I give this book a 5/5.

Rating: 5/5 Stars!
Pub. Date: April 5, 2011

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Format: Hardcover , 336pp
Chapters: 17
Age Range: Young Adult

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (17)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!Just do the following:

Grab you current read
Open to a random page.
Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on the page.
BE CAREFULE NOT TO INCLUDE SPOLIERS! (make sure that what your share doesn't give to much
away! You don't want to ruin the book for the others!)
Share the title & author, too, so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like you teasers!

My Teaser:
"One time, at a fair in Ocean City, he ate so much cotton candy that he threw up."
"Who hasn't?" I say. ~Red Glove by Holly Black

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter!

Hope everyone has a amazing Easter and you find as many eggs as you can!

In My Mailbox (23)

*In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren* In My Mailbox gives bloggers a chance to show each other what books they got for the week. It's a very exciting and fun thing to do. Here is what I recieved this week:


Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter

Summary: Don’t miss this spectacular new series that will steal your heart and haunt your dreams, Welcome to Shadow Falls camp, nestled deep in the woods of a town called Fallen…One night Kylie Galen finds herself at the wrong party, with the wrong people, and it changes her life forever. Her mother ships her off to Shadow Falls—a camp for troubled teens, and within hours of arriving, it becomes painfully clear that her fellow campers aren’t just “troubled.” Here at Shadow Falls, vampires, werewolves, shapshifters, witches and fairies train side by side—learning to harness their powers, control their magic and live in the normal world. Kylie’s never felt normal, but surely she doesn’t belong here with a bunch of paranormal freaks either. Or does she? They insist Kylie is one of them, and that she was brought here for a reason. As if life wasn’t complicated enough, enter Derek and Lucas. Derek’s a half-fae who’s determined to be her boyfriend, and Lucas is a smokin’ hot werewolf with whom Kylie shares a secret past. Both Derek and Lucas couldn’t be more different, but they both have a powerful hold on her heart. Even though Kylie feels deeply uncertain about everything, one thing is becoming painfully clear—Shadow Falls is exactly where she belongs…

Summary: Ten years ago, the mysterious Hell's Gate suddenly materialized in the middle of Tokyo, and the stars of the night sky were obscured in darkness. In their place, new stars emerged, each corresponding to an individual endowed with supernatural abilities. Devoid of emotion and conscience, these powerful killers have come to be known as Contractors. But most people know nothing of the Contractors in their midst, and high-schooler Kana Shinoh is no exception. Still struggling to pick up the pieces after her father's death last year, Kana has never troubled herself with the rumors about Hell's Gate. That is, until she spots her father in the street one day. Determined to prove her father is still alive, Kana begins her search, but her mission is attracting some rather dangerous attention. Fortunately, she is rescued from the clutches of death by Hei, the most wanted Contractor in Tokyo. Though he is unsympathetic to her situation, Hei agrees to protect her as she searches for her father. But just how much should she trust the Contractor known as the Black Reaper?

What did you get in your mailbox?

Friday, April 22, 2011

Fragment Friday (13)

Fragment Friday is hosted by James at Book Chic Club. You read an excerpt from your favorite book or a book that you are currently reading and share it to your readers.

Today I read from Red Glove by Holly Black

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Book Review: City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

Hello everyone. I finished reading City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments Series #4) by Cassandra Clare. She has also published City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments Series #1), City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments Series #2), City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments Series #3), and Clockwork Angel (Infernal Devices Series #1). If you have not read the first three books in The Mortal Instruments Series I would not continue reading this review. Here is my review and I hope you enjoy:

Plot: City of Fallen Angels takes place two months after the events of City of Glass. In it, a mysterious someone’s killing the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine’s Circle and displaying their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to provoke hostility between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, leaving tensions running high in the city and disrupting Clary’s plan to lead as normal a life as she can — training to be a Shadowhunter, and pursuing her relationship with Jace. As Jace and Clary delve into the issue of the murdered Shadowhunters, they discover a mystery that has deeply personal consequences for them — consequences that may strengthen their relationship, or rip it apart forever. Meanwhile, internecine warfare among vampires is tearing the Downworld community apart, and only Simon — the Daylighter who everyone wants on their side — can decide the outcome; too bad he wants nothing to do with Downworld politics. Love, blood, betrayal and revenge: the stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.

Review: A new chapter in our favorite characters lifes. In the last book in The Mortal Instruments, City of Glass, Clary went to Idris to find Jace and help destroy her father Valentine and because of her actions there was a war between demons, Downworlders, and Shadowhunters. Max was killed, Sebastian (Johnathan) was "killed" and Jace almost died when is "father" Valentine stabbed him in the heart, but because of the angel Raziel and Clary, Jace lived. This book brings us back to New York City, six weeks after the war in Idris. Shadowhunters are dieing, Simon is being threatened and hunted down,  and Jace and Clary's relationship is truly tested. I am glad to read more about my favorite characters Jace, Clary, and Simon. I will never stop laughing at Jace's sarcastic mouth, or be amazed at how brave Clary is, or even how strong and nice Simon can be. Older characters like Magnus Banes, who I had a blast to read about once again, also Alec and Isabelle, the two strong and heroic siblings, Luke, Maia, and Jocelyn. There are a few new character in this book like Kyle and Maureen. The writing style was fantastic and couldn't be any better. The way Cassandra can pull you into a story and leave you breathless to the very last word is outstanding. I defaintly give this book a 5/5, I would give it something higher if I could.


Pub. Date: April 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Format: Hardcover , 424pp
Chapters: 19
Age Range: Young Adult

Book Trailer:

Trailer Thursday (11)

Synopsis: Ruby dreams of escaping the Congregation. Escape from slaver Darwin West and his cruel Overseers. Escape from struggling to gather the life-prolonging Water that keeps the Congregants alive--and Darwin rich. Escape from her certain, dreary existence, living as if it's still the early 1800s, when the Congregation was first enslaved. But if Ruby leaves, the Congregation will die without the secret ingredient to the Water: her blood. So she stays, and prays to their savior Otto, who first gave Water to the Congregants... and fathered Ruby before he vanished. When the Congregants discover Ruby's forbidden romance with an Overseer, they beat Ford to stop her from running away with him. Ruby steals their store of Water to save Ford's life and is banished. Ruby has everything she's dreamed of: a modern life with Ford. But the modern world isn't what she thought it would be, and Ruby can't forsake the Congregation. Love and loyalty push Ruby to return and fight for her family's a terrible price.

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

In My Mailbox (22)

*In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren* In My Mailbox gives bloggers a chance to show each other what books they got for the week. It's a very exciting and fun thing to do. Here is what I recieved this week:

Through Her Eyes by Jennifer Archer
Demonglass (Hex Hall, #2) by Rachel Hawkins
Tiger's Curse (Tiger Saga, #1) by Colleen Houck

What did you get in your mailbox?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Abandon (The Abandon Trilogy #1)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is hosted weekly by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. Waiting On is where bloggers can share with others what book they are currently waiting to read.

Abandon (The Abandon Trilogy #1)
Meg Cabot
Young Adult
April 26, 2011

I have never read anything from Meg Cabot before, but I have heard she is a amazing author and I am looking forward to her new release.

From Goodreads:
Though she tries returning to the life she knew before the accident, Pierce can't help but feel at once a part of this world, and apart from it. Yet she's never alone . . . because someone is always watching her. Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back. But now she's moved to a new town. Maybe at her new school, she can start fresh. Maybe she can stop feeling so afraid. Only she can't. Because even here, he finds her. That's how desperately he wants her back. She knows he's no guardian angel, and his dark world isn't exactly heaven, yet she can't stay away . . . especially since he always appears when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most. But if she lets herself fall any further, she may just find herself back in the one place she most fears: the Underworld.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (16)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!Just do the following:

Grab you current read
Open to a random page.
Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on the page.
BE CAREFULE NOT TO INCLUDE SPOLIERS! (make sure that what your share doesn't give to much
away! You don't want to ruin the book for the others!)
Share the title & author, too, so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like you teasers!

My Teaser:
"I will answer to him," Camille said again. "Or I will answer to no one." ~ City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

Monday, April 11, 2011

Book Review: The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Today I have finished reading The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan, which is the first book in The Forest of Hands and Teeth Series. The second book is called The Dead Tossed Waves and the final book is called The Dark and Hollow Places. Here is my review and I hope you enjoy:

Plot: In Mary's world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power, and about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, she must choose between her village and her future—between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death?

Review: Carrie Ryan is not afriad to give her characters pain. In Mary's world all she has learned about and lived with is the Unconsecrated and The Forest of Hands and Teeth. Mary lives in a small villiage in and gaint forest, and she is protected by the Gaudrians, who kill the Unconsecrated and has learned from the Sisterhood, who know everything about everything. Everything seems fine, but when the fence that protects her villiage  is destoryed and her world is thrown into choas, it truly seems like there is no hope let in her world. There are a few extremely important characters like Travis, who is the bravest and seems to care the most for everyone. Cass, who brings sunshine to everyone even on the darkest of days. Harry, who tried to care for everyone, but his anger got the better of him. Jed and Beth, who are completely different when it comes to love for people, but not for themselves and their own relationship. The book packs a lot of emotion, bravery, and hope for the characters throughout the whole novel. I give this book a 4/5.

Pub. Date: February 2010

Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Format: Paperback , 336pp
Chapters: 36
Age Range: Young Adult

Book Trailer:

Monday, April 4, 2011

It's Monday, What are you Reading? (14)

This fantastic meme is hosted by Shelia at One Person's Jounrey Through The World of Books.

Read This Past Week:
The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Currently Reading:
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Upcoming Reads:
Red Glove by Holly Black
Wither (Chemical Garden #1) by Lauren DeStefano
Entwined by Heather Dixon

The Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Iron Fey Series Contest: Dear Puck,

*This contest is hosted by the amazing author Julie Kagawa , who wrote The Iron Fey Series, which include The Iron King, The Iron Daughter, The Iron Queen, and the fourth book that isn't out, yet is The Iron Knight.
Here is the link to the contest, if you feel like entering. Julie Kagawa will explain to you all you have to do on  that page. Here is my letter to Puck and the main reason I chosen Puck to write to, was because he is my favorite character in all 3 Iron Fey books for many reasons, but mostly because he makes be laugh and I am in love with his red hair.*

Dear Puck,

I never wrote to any of my favorite characters before, so you must be feeling pretty special right now, am I right? How are you doing? I had to ask, because it seems that is a great way to start a letter. Is the Nevernever doing good? Nothing bad happening to you or any of the Summer Fey? I don't truly care much about the Winter Fey, so whatever happens to them really doesn't matter to me. Is red your true hair color or is it fake? I'm having a hard time believe anyone could have hair that red. Have you talked to Meghan or Grimalkin? You and Grim are so funny together, don't you agree? So, when you were in the human world looking after Meghan, what did you do? Did you have any hobbies? My hobbies are reading and playing video games, but I don't think your the type to do something like that. You seem more like the person that would battle the dragon and save the princess, am I right? Also, if Ash ever asked you to become his best friend again you would say yes? And final question, if Ash ever hurt Meghan in any way, what would you do? Thank you so much for answer these questions for me and say hi to Grim for me.

Yours truly,

In My Mailbox (21): Vlog

*In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren* In My Mailbox gives bloggers a chance to show each other what books they got for the week. It's a very exciting and fun thing to do. Here is what I recieved this week:

The Dark and Hollow Places (The Forest of Hands and Teeth #3)

by Carrie Ryan
by Heather Dixon
by Sherrilyn Kenyon
by Lauren DeStefano
Red Glove (Curse Workers #2) 
by Holly Black

What did you get in your mailbox?

Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy April Fools!


Iron Fey series!

Clockwork Angel Countdown

Morgyn's Wish List!