Feb 29, 2012

Cover Reveal

I am a huge fan of Laurie Faria Stolarz and today the cover for Deadly Little Lessons has been revealed! I got so excited when I saw the cover because I love this series and I just love anything from Laurie Faria Stolarz and I must say I love the new cover.

I love the fact that everything is blurry. From her hand being a smudge to the background not being very clear. Every single cover in this series is eerie and this one doesn't fail to do it again! You have to wonder what makes her look over so fast to make her hair flip like that. I mean seriously! I can't even begin to tell you how much I love this series covers. Here are all the covers one by one for your viewing...and maybe mine a little bit too. :)

So guys what are your thoughts on the new cover? We all know I love it!

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine were you spotlight a book that hasn't come out yet but you are dying to read. My Waiting on Wednesday pick this week is...

 Taken By Storm by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

No Summary yet.


I can't wait for Taken By Storm to come out! I love this series its so good! Jennifer Lynn Barnes created such an amazing story if you haven't checked out Raised By Wolves yet you better! Taken By Storm comes out May 22nd of 2012! May is getting closer! I'll be rereading the first two books close to the release date so I'm ready for Taken By Storm. :) What are you guys waiting for this Wednesday?

Feb 28, 2012

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. You do this twice from any random page just make sure the teasers are not SPOILERS! This week I'm going to share to teasers with you guys from my current read The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong.

"My kicking leg caught on something. I tried to pull, but it tightened around my ankle. I went under water, screaming." (from pg 4)

"The cat turned to me, lips pulled back, teeth flashing, eyes slitted as he snarled." (from pg 64)











I am a huge fan of Kelley Armstrong. I fell in love with her Darkest Powers series and knew I would love this one when I read it. This will be my second time reading it and it's still so awesome, even better the second time around. You really need to read this book if you haven't already! I hope you enjoyed the teasers I chose to share with you all! :)

Feb 27, 2012

Cover Crazy

Cover Crazy is a weekly meme hosted over at The Book Worms. This meme is generally posted on Monday's but you can post it on any day you like, I am choosing to post it on Mondays. What you do is find a cover your crazy about and explain why you love it so much!


This week I am cover crazy about Academy 7 by Anne Ousterland. This cover is just beautiful!

I've been crazy about this cover since I first saw it years ago. I mean look at it? It's so intriguing with the moon behind the girl with very beautiful hair and dress. You can't really see the guys face and I like that about this cover. Lets my imagination go wild. He's got a real nice jaw! ;) I love the black dress she is wearing and then the white shirt he is wearing, it makes the two colors really stand out on this cover. And the title is just awesome as well. Love the orange and how fancy the A looks. What cover are you crazy in love with this week?

Feb 26, 2012

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren and its all about books you have bought or received.This week everything in my mailbox I bought.


I got quite a few books this week from this place called Ollies. If you have one near you go to it now. They have awesome books there for cheap. Also sometimes I find signed books there so if you dig and find some books in good shape and even signed it's pretty awesome! Okay now on to what I got this week...




  •  Sweep Volume II by Cate Tiernan
  • The Christopher Killer by Alane Ferguson
  • Virals by Kathy Reichs
  • The Screaming Season by Nancy Holder
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephine Perkins
  • Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson & Lauren Myracle
  • The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller (bought two copies)
  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Strange Angels & Betrayals by Lili St. Crow
  • The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove by Lauren Kate
  • Princess Ben by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
And I also bought a copy of The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines

I also did buy The Vampire Academy Mass Market Paperback as well along with all the other books I bought. I didn't put the VA book or the other Eternal Ones in this post because I don't intend to keep them. The Vampire Academy book will be a giveaway on here soon and The Eternal Ones is going to a blogger friend of mine. So keep your eyes peeled on the blog there will be a giveaway sometime soon! Anyways, that's what I got this week in my mailbox! What did you get in your mailbox this week? Any good  books? :)

Feb 24, 2012

Cover Reveal + Dream Cast

Hey guys! So today I have a really awesome cover to show you along with some other really awesome bloggers who will be revealing it as well! Curious what cover I'm talking about? Well it's the cover for The Vincent Brothers by Abbi Glines along with her dream cast for her characters! :D I really love the new cover it goes great with the cover for the first book. Alright I will stop gushing over the cover now and just show it to you.


 *drumroll!!*





Awesome right? It looks even better with the first cover!


What do you guys think about the cover for book two in the series? Let me know in the comments! And before I end this here is Abbi's dream cast!

To make the image large just click on it, sorry I couldn't get it any bigger guys! What do you guys think of Abbi's dream cast?

Feb 23, 2012

Unearthly

I was very excited for the release of Unearthly by Cynthia Hand. It just sounded so awesome and I had to have it right away. I never bought it right away for some reason and when I finally did buy it I put off reading it for so long. I'm not exactly sure why I did this but I did until I finally just picked it up and started reading. I am so glad I finally read this book, after so long of putting it off.

Summary from Goodreads:

In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees . . . .

Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn't easy.

Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place—and out of place at the same time. Because there's another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara's less angelic side.

As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she'd have to make—between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny? 



Unearthly starts off with a really strong opening it's what drew me into wanting to read this book in the first place. Since what I only knew about this book was what was on the back-that being the amazing prologue-I really didn't know anything about this book. I knew that it involved angles but I never realized that the main character knew she was an angel so that was a surprise when I started reading this book. Clara is aware that she is an angel and instantly the story starts of with her purpose coming to her and needing to find this mysterious boy so they move to Wyoming where this mysterious boy is. While I read this book I was unsure, but yet at the same time so invested into the story.

Instantly I loved Clara. She's a really great character who's relationship with her mom is great and I really loved that about this book. I have a really great relationship with my mom so it's nice when you read a book and the main character isn't all "I hate you!" towards her mom. Though there relationship does have a few bumps in the rode it's to be expected considering everything. There are some books when the parents are around its just blah but with Clara's mom it wasn't that way at all. I really liked her and she really made the book great.

I loved being in Clara's head because she has such a great personalty and humor to her that it was just easy to get sucked in to her life. There is one part in the book in particular that I loved which ends up being the result of Clara's hair turning out orange. I found it really funny and just the way Clara handled it made me laugh. Really she's just a fabulous character who's story I really enjoyed reading!

Tucker Avery or Christian Prescott? That's easy! I was Team Tucker the moment he was brought into the book. What can I say? I dig cowboys. ;) Sure Tucker wasn't introduced the way Christian was all dreamy and slow mow style, but Tucker all the way hands down! I find it hilarious how different the two were introduced into the book. It's perfect actually because each is so different from each other. Don't get me wrong though I do like Christian, he's charming and all but he's just no Tucker Avery. <3

Wendy Avery, Tucker's twin sister is one of my favorite characters in this book and though I understand why Clara was so into hanging out with Angela I felt like she was treating Wendy a bit badly in the beginning. That changed of course but still I hate that she was sort of just pushing Wendy aside for those couple chapters. Which brings me to talking about Angela. I wasn't really surprised when we found out what we found out about Angela. All the signs and little hints were there. As I was reading Unearthly I never felt like I trusted Angela. I just felt like she was up to know good through  out. She just really had me pay close attention when she was around in the book because of that. Wendy on the other hand I felt was the greatest friend ever. She's so sweet and I would love to have her as a best friend any day!

I was really surprised by how this book ended. It wasn't what I expected, any of it. Like the thing with Christian. Never saw that coming. Even though I didn't see any of what happening coming its why I loved it so much. The only thing I didn't like about the ending is how I just get this sense that soon were gonna have a love triangle. And if this happens I am going to be devastated. Tucker and Carrots forever!

Cynthia Hands writing is amazing. You get so caught up in the world she has created and the characters she has developed so well that it's impossible not to fall in love. I don't regret not reading this book sooner because now I get to go buy book two and not have to go through a tortures wait to read more about Clara and Tucker. I'm totally picking up book two ASAP! I just can't wait to find out what happens next. Unearthly is getting 5 out of 5 stars from me. It was a beautiful story that you are just crazy not to pick up and read! Believe me when I say you want to read this book and fall in love with Tucker. He's the sexiest cowboy ever.


Feb 22, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine were you spotlight a book that hasn't come out yet but you are dying to read. My Waiting on Wednesday pick this week is...

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa:

Summary from Goodreads:

You will kill. The only question is when.

In the dark days since the insidious Red Lung virus decimated the human population, vampires have risen to rule the crumbling cities and suburbs. Uncontested Princes hold sway over diminished ranks of humans: their "pets." In exchange for their labor, loyalty and of course, their blood, these pets are registered, given food and shelter, permitted to survive.

Unregistered humans cling to fringes, scavenging for survival. Allison Sekemoto and her fellow Unregistereds are hunted, not only by vampires, but by rabids, the unholy result of Red Lung-infected vampires feeding on unwary humans. One night, Allie is attacked by a pack of rabids, saved by an unlikely hero...and turned vampire.

Uncomfortable in her undead skin, Allie falls in with a ragtag crew of humans seeking a cure, or cures: for Rabidism and for Vampirism. She's passing for human...for now. But the hunger is growing and will not be denied. Not for friendship—not even for love.

This book sounds so good and so different than most vampire books. I am a sucker for vampire books and this one just sounds so amazing and not to mention that cover is amazing and very, very intriguing.  I would probably read this book based on the cover alone. I can't wait for this book to come out on April 24th of 2012!! What book are you waiting on this Wednesday?

Feb 21, 2012

Have you seen this?

I've been a fan of Zac Efron ever since I saw him on one of my favorite shows Summerland. I've loved pretty much everything he's been in since then, he's just so talented. I liked his voice and all to when he was in the High School Musical movies but I always wandered what he sounded like when it wasn't prerecorded stuff. And um guys he sounds pretty fantastic! Not only is he hot but he can also sing really good. I am indeed swooning over here as I listen to this over and over again just to hear him sing.


He also can make up lyrics on the fly. Am I the only one loving him even more after this? And he and Taylor sound pretty awesome together. What do you guys think? I know this is a pretty random blog post but I had to share it with you guys and find out what you guys thought. Let me know in the comments! :)

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. You do this twice from any random page just make sure the teasers are not SPOILERS! This week I will share with you two teasers from Unearthly.

""Hey, Carrots," he says suddenly. I turn back to him. "You and I will probably get a long better if you sop calling me that."" (from pg 247)

"I start to turn back into the house. Tucker doesn't move. I glance at him anxiously. He's waiting for something. "What, you want a tip?" I ask." (from pg 274)









This book has been so good and I can't wait to finish it and see what happens! Everyone needs to read this book it's so good. Also can you tell I like Tucker? I shared two teasers involving him. So I hope you guys liked the two teasers! Make sure to read Unearthly if you haven't already, I know I sure am loving it and a certain cowboy.

Feb 20, 2012

Cover Crazy

Cover Crazy is a weekly meme hosted over at The Book Worms. This meme is generally posted on Monday's but you can post it on any day you like, I am choosing to post it on Mondays. What you do is find a cover your crazy about and explain why you love it so much!


This week I am cover crazy about Hidden by Sophie Jordan..


I love the really vibrant red hair. It' just gorgeous agaisnt the girls pale skin and black shirt. And the blue large title? Perfect agaisnt the red and black! I also really love her silver eyes and how the pupils are like a cats. I could just keep going on and on about why I love this cover but really if you look at the cover you totally understand why I am crazy about it. It's so stunning! So you know what cover I am crazy about what cover are you crazy about this week?

Cover Reveal

Today Hidden by Sophie Jordan cover has finally been revealed and though I haven't read this series yet I love the covers so much! And this one doesn't fail to impress. It's goes perfectly with the first two books.

What do you think? I really love how bright and fiery red her hair is agaisnt the black and the large blue title. It's just gorgeous! Now look at them all together going down from book one to book three-they all fit perfectly together!


What do you guys think of the new cover? Let me know in the comments!

Feb 19, 2012

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren and its all about books you have bought or received. This week I bought some books and got some swag that I forgot to put in my last In My Mailbox post. This seems to be a recurring thing with me and these In My Mailbox posts. I feel like Dory from Finding Nemo! Anyways I'm going to try really hard not to forget things with these posts...but I will make no promises.

 Okay so from last week what I forgot to put in my post was the swag I received in the mail. First I won some swag from the Literature Monsters! Thanks so much guys love the swag I got!

  •  The Revenant bookmark
  • Shift bookmark
  • A Season of Eden bookmark
  • Signed Blood Magic bookmark
  • Vanished bookmark
  • Signed With A Name Like Love bookmark
  • Adorable Peta Stickers!
And then from two awesome authors I got some swag as well. First I got some bookmarks from Ellie James author of Shattered Dreams. They are so gorgoues! I love them! Thanks Ellie!

  •  Two Signed Shattered Dreams bookmarks
  • Tiny little signed bookmark
And from Abbi Glines I received some swag as well! Thanks Abbi!

 (Front of bookmark)
 (Back of bookmark)


  • Signed Existence book plate
  • Signed Vincent Boys/Predestined bookmark
Now on to the books I bought this week!


  • Twilight Saga: The Offical Illustrated Guide
  • Twilight Directors NoteBook
  • Twilight Graphic Novel Volume 2
That's what I got this week in my mailbox! What did you get in your mailbox? :)

Feb 18, 2012

Tag Your It

Yesterday I was tagged by my blogger friend Jessirae! She rocks by the way so you should check out her blog ASAP! Thanks for tagging me Jessirae! :)

The Rules:

1. You must post the rules.   
2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged.   
3. Tag eleven people and link to them on your post.
4. Let them know you’ve tagged them!

Questions from Jessirae:

1. What is your all time favorite book, one that you could read over and over again?

Hmm, that's a hard one. I have so many favorite books but one that I could read over and over again would be The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen the binding on this book is getting so worn out! I'm such a freak with my books and hate the littlest imperfections so I'll probably be buying another copy in the near future lol. Trust me I know how OCD I sound.  xD Twilight saga would be a close second since I love that series and it's the reason I love to read so much.

2. What usually draws you to a book besides the cover?

First thing that always catches my eye is the cover. Always. But usually what draws me in if it's not the cover is a really fantastic summary of the book that makes me think HOLY CRAP I NEED THIS BOOK NOW! And yeah in my head my voice is in all caps lol. 

3. If you could live in any book, which would it be and why?

Holy crap I can only pick one book to live in? Yikes! Well lets see probably Vampire Academy. Getting to see Dimitri twenty four seven wouldn't be to shabby. Also just everything about this world is so awesome. Defiantly VA!

4. If you could only pick ONE book boyfriend, who would it be and why?

Again with the ONE can't I have them all?!? LOL! Well this is just impossible to answer, but if I had to just pick one I would go with...Tod Hudson from Soul Screamers. 

5. What is one 2012 newly released book that you would recommend to someone wanting to read YA?

Crap I am so behind on my TBR pile I don't even know if I have read a new 2012 book. I blame school for this. I've heard some really greats things about Wings of the Wicked and since book one was so amazing I'd say go buy that one and read it! I have that one waiting to be read on my shelf. Just need to get around to reading it...

6. Top 5 authors you would love to meet?

1. Sarah Dessen.
2. Rachel Vincent.
3. Kelley Armstrong. 
4. Cassandra Clare.
5. Courtney Allison Moulton

7. What is your favorite book to movie adaptation?

 Breaking Dawn Part 1 was amazing! Also I Am Number Four blew my mind! Both movies were so awesome. If you haven't seen them you must!

8. Do you ever read ahead?

I get lots of urges to do, but never do because then I would kick myself in the butt for ruining it. I like to be surprised when it comes to books.

9. Top 5 places you would love to travel to?

Ireland, Scotland, England, Rome, Paris

10. What is the one quote from a book that immediately pops into your mind and why?

Anytime I think of a quote from a book this instantly pops into my head because it was such a hilarious moment that made me really fall for a character who originally I never really was to keen on. 

“Yeah? Can you draw a skeleton riding a motorcycle with flames coming out of it? And I want a pirate hat on the skeleton. And a parrot on his shoulder. A skeleton parrot. Or maybe a ninja skeleton parrot? No, that would be overkill. But it'd be cool if the biker skeleton could be shooting some ninja throwing stars. That are on fire.” -Adrian from Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

I giggle and grin anytime I read it or think about it. Oh Adrian. 

11. Who is your favorite book antagonist and why?

My favorite book antagonist? No one comes to mind. Hmm, I guess I'll go with Victoria from Twilight Saga.

Tag Your it!:


Danielle @ Known To Read.


Amanda @ Book Love 101






Christa @ Hooked On Books


My Questions:


1. Who is your favorite protagonist when it comes to book series?
2. If you could live inside one book what book would it be and why?
3. Who is your favorite author and why?
4. If you had to cast the people who would play in a movie adaption of your favorite book who would you chose and why?
5. If your house was on fire what would be the first book you would grab?
6. Twilight Saga or Vampire Academy?
7. Team Edward or Team Jacob?
8. If you could live anywhere in the world where would you be living?
9.What is your favorite movie adaption?
10. Out of all your book boyfriends who would you chose to be your boyfriend in real life?
11. If you could be best friends with any character from a book who would you chose?

Feb 17, 2012

Song of The Week

It's Friday so you know what that means! Last Friday there wasn't a Song of the week due to a blog tour post. If you haven't seen the interview I did with the author you can find it in the Blog Archive on the side. :) This week the song I can't stop replaying is a song with no lyrics in it what so ever. It's composed by Carter Burwell and it is just brilliant and beautiful! If you have seen Breaking Dawn Part 1 then you may know the song. Hope you like it as much as I do!




I have had this song on constant replay and its actually playing on my I-tunes as I type this. I'm a bit obsessed but you can't blame me can you? It's just so gorgeous! If they would have added the howling like from the movie it would have just made it ten times better! Carter Burwell is a genius guys! I mean listen to this song. I. Cant. Stop. Hitting. Replay! <3

The Lure Of Shapinsay Winner

The giveaway that was going on has ended! The winner has been notified by email and if I don't get a response in 48 hours I will have to pick another winner! So without further ado the lucky winner of an ecopy of The Lure of Shapinsay by Krista Holle & a awesome Lure t-shirt is...

Stella C!


Congrats Stella! You have been notified by email and just need a reply so I can send your info to the author who will send you your t-shirt and the ecopy of her book! Thanks to everyone who entered! Better luck next time to those of you who didn't win. :)

Feb 15, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine were you spotlight a book that hasn't come out yet but you are dying to read. My Waiting on Wednesday pick this week is...

The Sweetest Spell by Suzanne Selfors

 Summary from Goodreads:

 Emmeline Thistle has always had a mysterious bond with cows, beginning on the night of her birth, when the local bovines saved the infant cast aside to die in the forest. But Emmeline was unaware that this bond has also given her a magical ability to transform milk into chocolate, a very valuable gift in a kingdom where chocolate is more rare and more precious than gold or jewels. Then one day Owen Oak, a dairyman’s son, teaches Emmeline to churn milk into butter – and instead she creates a delicious chocolate confection that immediately makes her a target for every greedy, power-hungry person in the kingdom of Anglund. Only Owen loves Emmeline for who she truly is, not her magical skill. But is his love enough to save her from the danger all around her?


This book sounds really interesting to me to have the power to just make chocolate on demand? That sounds so cool! And of course there is romance in this book which you can just tell by the summary. I defiantly can't wait to read this one when it comes out August 21st of 2012. What book are you waiting to be released?

Feb 14, 2012

Happy Singles Awarness Day

So it's Valentines Day today or as me and my best friend like to call it Happy Singles Awareness Day!  I wasn't going to post anything special but I found this really great thing of Ian Somerhalder involving the big VDay and I had to share it. So feast your eyes ladies as Damon Salvatore smolders your heart to a gooey chocolatey mess. Am I the only one who has noticed in Ian's last name that smolder is in there if you toss some letters and move them around ? Coincidence? :D


Your Welcome. And now because I know there are Stefan Salvatore fans out there here you go...but seriously? Team Damon all the way! ;)

And just because I want to here is Mr. Evil Klaus for you, which let me just tell you since last week's episode I like him now. What? Don't tell me you didn't like him just a little bit after seeing that episode. Just admit it.


All we are missing is Elijah. I personally really like Elijah and would have enjoyed one of these with his face on them. Am I alone on this?

And these Vampire Diaries boys aren't the only cool Valentines things that I have found I just found some really awesome YA book related Valentines. Over at Novel Novice there are some really great cards they made. I will share my favorites with you. To see them all make sure to check out their site.







 
(Love this one! So dramatic and awesome. )





 


(Oh Edward <3)


Happy Singles Awareness Day or as some like to call it Valentines Day! ;) Now who will be setting one of these images as their wallpaper? They're all so awesome!