Nov 28, 2014

Book Recommendation

Since I haven't had much time to read I've decided to start posting Book Recommendations to keep the blog alive. It's been lacking a pulse lately. So here it goes. My first Book Recommendation is Blue is for Nightmares by Laurie Faria Stolarz!

I know your secret...

Stacey's junior year at boarding school isn't easy. She's not the most popular girl at school, or the smartest, or the prettiest. She's got a crush on her best friend's boyfriend, and an even darker secret that threatens to ruin her friendships for good. And now she's having nightmares again.

Not just any nightmares – these dreams are too real to ignore, like she did three years ago. The last time she ignored them, a little girl died. This time they're about Drea, her best friend who's become the target of one seriously psycho stalker. It started with weird e-mails and freaky phone calls.

Now someone's leaving Drea white lilies – the same death lilies that have been showing up in Stacey's dreams. Everybody thinks it's just a twisted game . . . until another girl at school is brutally murdered. There are no witnesses. Worst of all, no one has a perfect alibi. With everyone as a potential suspect, Stacey turns to the one secret weapon she can trust – the folk magic taught to her by her grandmother.

Will Stacey's magic be strong enough to expose the true killer, or will the killer make her darkest nightmares come true?

I don't see this book around very much, but it's one of my favorites. This was one of the series that continued my love for reading when I discovered I could love it. Stacey has a really great voice and the mystery and suspense is always to par! I've been wanting to add this series to my collection for a while now. Long over due for a reread. This is the first book out of four in the series.

If you see the first book--or any for that matter--grab a copy and dive right in! It is the type of series that once you read the first you need the next right away. Have a book recommendation? Leave it in the comments!

Oct 24, 2014

College and Reading Don't Mix Well

All I have to say is being a freshman in college is rough. First day seems like a breeze and then the actual course work starts and well...

Finding time to blog is really hard. Finding the time to read is even harder. They aren't kidding when they tell you time management is a struggle. It really is, but it has to get better. There are plenty of bloggers in college who find the time to keep their blogs active and functioning. I'm not quiet there yet. Hopefully soon. In the mean time I won't be reading much and my reading pile will be growing bigger and bigger.

I've found recently I've been gravitating towards historical reads. Today I bought The Winter Guest and The Diplomats Wife by Pam Jenoff. Both are set during the Nazi time frame and sound so good. I can't wait to dive into them! I have to finish Outlander first--which has been super good! I'm starting to branch out a little bit and read more adult books. I love my YA of course! So when I do get back into blogging you'll find some variety of reviews.

Thanks for sticking with me guys!

Sep 30, 2014

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Should Be Reading were you grab a book, open it up, find something that isn't going to spoil the book and share it. Which is what I plan to do today! Today I will be sharing two teasers from Outlander by Diana Gabaldon!

"No," I said stubbornly. "I'm coming with you." Some sense of pride made me unwilling to tell him that I was frightened of being away from him." (pg 266)

"His mouth quirked as though about to say something, but instead he rose form his rock, headed decisively fro a sturdy-looking cherry tree and dealt it a solid blow." (pg 158)

I have heard this is a fantastic series of books. And now that I've started reading the first book I have to wonder if people are right. I am really enjoying this first book and the characters. I am obsessed with the TV show and really really pleased with how close the show has stuck with the book. This is a big book but I'm reading through it fairly quickly. Hope you enjoyed the teasers I picked out!

Sep 15, 2014

This Is Falling

I've read a couple of Ginger Scott's books and I've enjoyed pretty much all of them from what I can remember. She has a way with contemporary stories and This is Falling is probably my new favorite from this author.

First, I had to remember how to breathe. Then, I had to learn how to survive. Two years, three months and sixteen days had passed since I was the Rowe Stanton from before, since tragedy stole my youth and my heart went along with it.

When I left for college, I put a thousand miles between my future and my past. I’d made a choice—I was going to cross back to the other side, to live with the living. I just didn’t know how.

And then I met Nate Preeter.

An All-American baseball player, Nate wasn’t supposed to notice a ghost-of-a-girl like me. But he did. He shouldn’t want to know my name. But he did. And when he learned my secret and saw the scars it left behind, he was supposed to run. But he didn’t.

My heart was dead, and I was never supposed to belong to anyone. But Nate Preeter had me feeling, and he made me want to be his. He showed me everything I was missing.

And then he showed me how to fall.

Rowe is broken, tormented by a traumatic event that took the lives of two people she cared most for. She pushes herself to go to college where she meets Nate just the thing she needed.

I was able to relate to Rowe right from the opening chapter. I knew then and there I would like her character. So much about her I could understand--just the way she thought was easy to follow which made this read so much quicker. Sometimes with stories like this you wonder how it can be any different from the rest but there was something about Rowe's story that really kept me invested. Though she was broken there was a strength inside her that just needed help coming out.

Sometimes I really adore the main characters close friends in the story and other times I do not. I really really loved the friends Rowe made in this book. Cass being my favorite. I loved her character and I thought together her and Rowe we're even better. They were the type that made the other friend better whether it be wittier or get them to open up. I loved their friendship.

Nate and Ty--though Nate is the main boy in this story I have to discuss them both because I loved them both. Nate is the guy you wish you would meet in college. He's the guy who has the looks, plays baseball but totally has manners and a thoughtful way of thinking. I really loved Nate and I don't know if I would have loved him as much as I did had we not gotten the chapters from his point of view. I am really loving male point of view more and more.

Now to talk about Ty. He is hilarious and says whatever the hell he wants. I loved this character and wish there was more of him than there was. It was pretty much a guarantee that when Ty was around I was chuckling put Nate in the mix and I was belly rolling. The banter between them was so amusing. I am so excited that we are getting Ty and Cass story because I was so not done with these two! I can't wait!

One thing that bugged me about this book was the lack of mention of Betsy. I understand that Josh was the core of the story because of what he did, but I feel like there wasn't enough mention of Betsy. Then again she did have two years to process that grief while being riddled with guilt about Josh. I don't know though I still feel that character was underdeveloped and way to nonexistent.

This book is a quick read when you have the time to sit down and read it. It took me longer than it should have because of being swamped with school, but I can say that when I had the time and I did start reading I blew through the chapters. I wish I could have read this one faster because I feel I would be able to write a better review had I read it all in a couple of days. It's definitely one that could be ready easy in a day or two.

This is Falling is getting 4.5 out of 5 birds from me! I really loved Rowe's story and can't wait to read the next book by Ginger Scott. I really enjoy her writing and the characters she creates. I'd recommend that if you are to read a Ginger Scott book this be the one. It's her best yet!

Sep 12, 2014


I sort of fell of the face of the earth...again. I started college a couple weeks ago and it has consumed most of my time. I've been reading the same book for so long now that it's been impossible to get any reviews up. I really do plan on blogging again once I really get a swing of college. But as of yet I haven't quiet figured out how to balance homework and everything else. Thanks for sticking around with my up and down blogging guys!