Jul 31, 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 will be sharing two teasers from Throne Of Glass by Sarah J. Maas!

"The prince's eyes shone with amusement at her brashness but lingered a bit too long on her body. Celaena could have raked her nails down his face for staring at her like that," (from pg. 16)


"Are you done being smug?" "Are you done puking your guts up?" (from pg. 115)








I haven't started this one yet. Meant to start it this weekend and then something came up. Should be starting it tonight! It's had so many good reviews so I'm excited to start it. Hope you enjoyed the teasers I picked out!

Jul 27, 2012

Song Of The Week

I'm not a huge country fan. Sometimes I can take it or leave it other days I just can't stand it. I think really it just depends on my mood and who the singer is. Lately though I've found that I'm listening to it more and more. I recently just heard this song with Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson and I can't stop listening to it. I've heard it before, but it wasn't until yesterday that I realized I really liked it.


I don't know what it is about this song but I love it. And can't stop hitting replay. I've always liked Kelley Clarkson, but not to big of a fan of this guy aside from this song. Yep, so this week is a country song last week it was The Beatles. What song can't you stop listening to?

Jul 26, 2012

Such A Rush Bookmark Giveaway

I have these bookmarks. They're really pretty bookmarks for a really awesome book that just came out this month. It's called Such A Rush by Jennifer Echols. It's a fantastic book and I have three extra bookmarks that I'm going to be giving away today! Already own the book? Now you have a chance of winning a bookmark that will match it. Don't own the book? Well go get it ASAP and you have a chance of having a bookmark to match. :D

Here is the cover and summary for Such A Rush.

Summary from Goodreads:
A sexy and poignant romantic tale of a young daredevil pilot caught between two brothers.

High school senior Leah Jones loves nothing more than flying. While she’s in the air, it’s easy to forget life with her absentee mother at the low-rent end of a South Carolina beach town. When her flight instructor, Mr. Hall, hires her to fly for his banner advertising business, she sees it as her ticket out of the trailer park. And when he dies suddenly, she’s afraid her flying career is gone forever.    

But Mr. Hall’s teenage sons, golden boy Alec and adrenaline junkie Grayson, are determined to keep the banner planes flying. Though Leah has crushed on Grayson for years, she’s leery of getting involved in what now seems like a doomed business — until Grayson betrays her by digging up her most damning secret. Holding it over her head, he forces her to fly for secret reasons of his own, reasons involving Alec. Now Leah finds herself drawn into a battle between brothers — and the consequences could be deadly.

  
Sounds awesome right? It is really awesome! You can find my review for Such A Rush here. Here are the bookmarks up for grabs. I only have three left to giveaway as this picture was taken when I first got them.



Aren't they pretty? You have to be at least 13 years or older to enter or have a parent's permission to enter. Also only open to US and CA residents. Sorry international people! All you have to do to enter this giveaway is fill out the Raffelcopter thingy that will be right under these words! Good luck to everyone who enters! The giveaway will run from July 26th until August 14th! There will be three random winners.



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Jul 25, 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...

Boundless by Cynthia Hand:

No Summary Yet

I love this series and can't wait for Boundless to hit shelves at my local bookstore. After everything that happened Hallowed this one is definitely a killer wait. I gotta know what happens. And more importantly I need me some more Tucker. This is probably my favorite series involving angels. It's just so darn good. If you haven't started this series yet you really need to. It's to good not to read! Boundless won't be released until January 22nd of 2013. Oh its so far away! Can't it just magically appear in my hands? No. Well fine. I guess I'll just have to wait some more..*sigh* What book are you dying to magically appear in your hands?

Jul 24, 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 will be sharing two teasers from Fractured Light by Rachel McClellan!

"My fingers grazed something soft, yet stiff. Wondering what it could be, I took hold of its small form and pulled it out. It fit in my palm like a lucky rabbit's foot, but there was nothing fortunate about it. My teeth clamped down on the inside of my cheek until I tasted blood. It was all I could do to keep from screaming" (from pg. 15)

"He flashed me the kind of smile that probably made most girls swoon. For me, however, it did nothing but make my stomach flutter once. But that was more than I'd ever experience with anyone else." (from pg. 29)


I'm really enjoying this book! I got a copy of it since I'm going to be taking part in the blog tour and I'm really glad I decided to sign up for this one. It's been really good so far lots of interesting things happening already! Can't wait to see how this one is gonna end! Hope you enjoyed the teasers I picked out!

Jul 20, 2012

Song Of The Week

I'm back with another Song Of The Week. It's going up a bit later than normal, but at least it is going up! I watched this movie called Nowhere Boy a few weeks ago and its all about John Lennon and ever since then I've kind of been listening to some of The Beatles. I've never been much into their music until now. So this one has been stuck in my head for quite a few days. It's just so catchy.

All You Need Is Love by The Beatles:



As well as...

Blackbird by The Beatles:



And probably my favorite...

Here Comes The Sun by The Beatles:



So this week I'm sharing three songs instead of one, but it's because all of these have been stuck in my head. I don't really particularly like All You Need Is Love but I find myself humming it a lot to myself. I guess its growing on me. :D Hope you enjoyed the songs. I'm a little late jumping on The Beatles bandwagon...but oh well. I sorta like some of their music now. I never really cared much for them. So yeah those are the songs stuck in my head this week! What song is stuck in your head whether you like it or not?

Jul 17, 2012

Free Kindle Book

Hey guys! So this book I reviewed for a really nice and talented author is going to be free for kindle on July 20th and 21st--this Friday and Saturday. You can find my review here. This was a really awesome book guys filled with awesome characters. I know that Kaye is working on the sequel right now and I'm pretty excited for it to come out! Now is your chance to get to read Flicker for free and get ready for the release of it's sequel!

Summary from Goodreads:
When sixteen-year-old Lee Capren is spirited away to Faerie, she is forced to serve capricious faeries as a prized portrait artist… and live as their prisoner.

A chance encounter with the charming Nasser grants Lee a chance for freedom—but what felt like mere days in Faerie spanned years in the human world, and Lee no longer has a home to return to.

Nasser is a Seer—a human with magical powers—and Lee is quickly plunged into his world: a sprawling city teeming with magic and mystery, where supernatural creatures walk hidden among humans. With the help of a rag-tag group of teenage Seers, Lee must master her newfound magical talent and outwit a cunning faerie determined to destroy her.
 
 
Sounds pretty awesome right? It sure does! And not only is its cover gorgeous but it contains a really good and developed story. So go here on the 20th or 21st and get Flicker! It will be free for those two days only! Tell your friends and family! Spread the word about this awesome book. :)

Jul 16, 2012

I'm Back

Hey guys! Quick update for all of you. I've been with out internet since the 12th of July and am finally back online. Aside from the two posts I scheduled there has been nothing up on here and it's going to take me a bit to get back into the swing of things. It shouldn't be to hard, but things might be a bit slow until I can get back into my normal blogging routine.

I haven't gotten much reading done since I've been gone house sitting. What was I doing that could take up all my time as I house sat? Well I was busy taking care of awesome horses and cats and dogs and some other fun stuff.  There wasn't much time for me to read. And to be totally honest I didn't want to read. I'm kind of in a reading funk at the moment. I hate it when I get like this and usually its because I've read such a good book. I promise though that things will get back to normal. I just need to get back into my normal routine of things first.

Sorry about my silence. But I'm Back now. :)

Jul 13, 2012

Song Of The Week

I recently heard this song in a movie called Sweet November that I can't get out of my head. It's stuck with me. It's just so pretty and I love the lyrics.

Only Time by Enya


I think I've heard this song before, but I'm not sure. I really like it. Towards the ending it can get a bit repetitive, but otherwise its a good song. I'm going to definitely going to have to check out more music by this artist. Have a song that is stuck in your head? Let me know in the comments! :)

Jul 12, 2012

Lonely Souls Blog Tour: Excerpt

Today I get to share with you guys an excerpt from a book called Lonely Souls by Karice Bolton. Make sure to check out AToMR's site to see the full blog tour schedule as there are many fantastic blogs participating with many cool posts.


The excerpt from Lonely Souls is very intriguing if I do say so myself. Kind of creepy to. But before I share the excerpt with you here is what the book is about.


Summary from Goodreads:

It’s two weeks before Triss turns 18, and her world is about to change into the most magical one imaginable as she readies herself to enter The Witch Avenue Order... that is until her mother’s disappearance. Instead of celebrating her transformation, she finds herself spreading rose petals into her mother’s empty grave.

When Logan, her best friend from junior high, moves back to town for college, he vows to help her find the answers she so desperately seeks surrounding her mother’s disappearance. As they begin uncovering clues, it becomes apparent that the life of white magic they both grew up loving is not what the majority practices, and their lives are in danger.

With a haunting feeling that her mother may still be alive, she begins to hear a call to the wilderness. Triss realizes that in order to find the answers she needs, she must learn the ways of her ancestors and become the hunter, not the hunted before it’s too late, and she becomes part of the lonely souls.


Excerpt from Lonely Souls:

The creature's mouth puckers, producing a shrill whistle that was bone shivering. It was shaking its head back and forth, running its fingers along the glass, briefly pausing to tap on it, I'm sure only to unnerve me. All it had to do was either shatter the glass or open the glass door. Against my better judgment, I actually hoped that this thing was some form of black magic, because then it might not have thinking capabilities, only task abilities. An oily trail was left on the glass in the wake of the being's finger.
The whistling stopped and then the scratchy voice began.
 "You have what I was sent for," the voice was grating and produced a sickening layer around me.

Jul 11, 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 Rising by Kelley Armstrong:

No Summary Yet


I am a huge fan of Kelley Armstrong and after reading The Calling I am dying to get my hands on this one. I can't wait to see what happens in this last book and whether or not we will see some really awesome characters from a previous series. I'm so excited!! It needs to come out soon. But it's not supposed to be released until April of 2013.What book are you waiting on?

Jul 10, 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 will be sharing two teasers from Black Dawn by Rachel Caine!

"It would have been better if he screamed. Michael Glass didn't scream." (from pg 1)

"I will not let you do that to me again, ever, so you can stop obsessing about how damn powerful you are and how weak I am. I am not weak. Screw you for even thinking it. Get over yourself, your vampire angst, and your power trip." (from pg. 37)







I love this series and am glad to finally get to read this one. I haven't gotten to read to much of it yet, but from what I have read its already awesome! Hope you enjoyed the teasers I picked out.

Jul 9, 2012

Red Heart Tattoo

I've always been intrigued by the story lines of books written by Lurlene McDaniel but have never actually read one of her books until Red Heart Tattoo. After reading this book I definitely one hundred percent will read another book by this author. It wasn't at all what I expected, but it was a good book. Definitely makes your heart call out to these characters who went through something so horrible.

Summary from Goodreads:

  At 7:45 a.m. on the day before Thanksgiving break, a bomb goes off at Edison High. Nine people die instantly. Fifteen are critically injured. Twenty-two suffer less severe injuries. And one is blinded. Those who survive, struggle to cope with the loss and destruction. All must find new meaning for their lives as a result of something they may never understand.

Lurlene McDaniel's signature expertise and finesse in dealing with issues of violence, death, and physical as well as emotional trauma in the lives of teens is immediate and heartrending.



All the lives of the students who attend Edison High are altered when a bomb goes off in their school. Some lives are altered more significantly than others. People were injured, people died, and one student even lost their sight. They all have to deal with what happened and the after affects that leave some of their lives changed forever. 

Red Heart Tattoo is not a book light with laughter. It's dark and its sad. From the moment you start this book you know something horrible is going to happen, but that horrible event doesn't happen right away. No, you have to read and watch as the characters are clueless about what is going to happen. But you know its going to happen. The build up was personally for me kind of horrible. Some of the characters I'd already built a liking for and knowing that something so horrible was about to happen made me sad not knowing what was going to happen to these characters.

Red Heart Tattoo revolves around a bunch of different characters and it was interesting watching how certain things in their lives played out. Some of it I saw coming others I didn't. Kelli's big issue I suspected and wasn't all that shocked to learn. It made me so sad to learn after the accident what happened to her. Kelli was not my favorite character in this book, but when you learn what you do about her you realize why she acted the way she did. There was another thing I picked up on and can't really say what that was, but their are hints to make you realize that maybe what is happening actually isn't. It's to spoilery to get anymore specific than that, but those who have read this book will get what I'm talking about.

Morgan and Roth were the characters who I liked reading about the most. Morgan was the student council president and ate lunch with the elites. Roth was the boy with tattoos and a bad boy rep. Two completely different people who end up being more a like than they realize. I loved reading and watching as these two got closer. It was great watching Morgan deal with what has happened to her and how her life has changed. I think she handled it well considering everything. There was one scene towards the very end at a gas station. I can't say what happens, but what does happen was really beautiful. The way Lurlene wrote that scene with Morgan finally seeing certain things clearly was amazing. Best scene in the book in my opinion. Sad though, but beautiful at the same time.

It's hard to write a review for this book without giving anything away about everything that happens in this book and a lot happens. Red Heart Tattoo is heart-breaking and whats really horrible is knowing that what happens in this book can happen in real life--has happened in real life. Just knowing that makes this book even more heart-breaking. This book is written so beautifully and the way the author ties everything together and wraps the story up was great. 

What I loved and hated most about this book was getting to read from the perspective of the monsters who built the bomb. Lurlene writes that so perfectly that it literally makes you sick to your stomach knowing that their are people actually like that. People who are filled with glee knowing that they are the reason for the bomb going off. I hated reading the interactions of the bombers and yet at the same time the book wouldn't be the same without that twisted sight into the world of those characters.  

Red Heart Tattoo is a must read for anyone who likes to read a good book. But don't expect to read a book that will make you laugh a lot. This book will make your stomach and heart hurt. It's worth it though because this is truly an amazing book. Lurlene McDaniel handled things that were tragic and traumatic beautifully and her writing captivates you from the very first line. Red Heart Tattoo is getting 4 out of 5 stars from me. I'd recommend this book to anyone for sure. It's to good of a story not to be read.


~~Thank you Netgalley for providing me with a copy before its official publication date!~~

Jul 6, 2012

Song Of The Week

This week I haven't been listening to as much music as I usually do but I recently came across this song that I really like. It won't get out of my head. I heard it in the movie The Rebound and it's just stuck with me.

Bitch by Meredith Brooke:


The chorus has been stuck in my head since I watched the movie so I finally just bought the song yesterday and now can't stop listening to it. It's just so catchy! It's an older song and I'm pretty sure I've heard it before but just forgot about it. Anyways yeah this is the song that is in my head at the moment. Any song that you can't get out of your head?

Jul 5, 2012

Cover Reveal

Today I get to reveal a pretty awesome cover along with many other awesome bloggers! I haven't read the first book in this series ReVamped, but will be soon hopefully! I've heard so many good things about it and am absolutely in love with its cover. Here are the covers for ReVamped and ReAwakened.




*stares* *stares some more* *drools* Look at that cover! The guy on the cover is totally smolder-y and smokin! I really love this cover! ReAwakended theme is Blood hence the gorgeous red cover. I don't know about you guys but I'm gonna stare at this cover a little bit longer. What do you guys think of the cover? Smokin--er I mean stunning right? ;) ReAwakened is expected to be released in Fall 2012.

Curious where you can find Ada Adams and more about her books? Look no further I have a bunch of links for you below:

ReVamped website: http://www.revampedbook.com/

ReVamped Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/revampedbook


Ada Adam's Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/Ada_Adams



Cover Designer: Juliana Kolesova @ www.julianakolesova.com

And one more thing before you go back to drooling over the gorgeous cover above. Ada Adams will be having a live chat on twitter about her Angel Creek series, her characters, non spoiler-y parts of the story and so much more! So if you have a burning question you've been dying to ask Ada Adams now is your chance! On July 5th @ 5 P.M. EST go on twitter and use the hashtag #ReVampedChat.

Okay I know I said ONE more thing, but I have another thing to tell you. I swear its the last! Promise! And I think your gonna like this last tid-bit I have to share with you. Ada Adams has been nice enough to offer up an ARC to one random winner. So everyone who comments on this post will be entered into the draw. Good luck guys! :)

Jul 4, 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...

Foretold: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction:

Summary from Goodreads:

Have you ever been tempted to look into the future? To challenge predictions? To question fate?

It's human nature to wonder about life's twists and turns. But is the future already written—or do you have the power to alter it?

From fantastical prophecies to predictions of how the future will transpire, Foretold is a collection of stories about our universal fascination with life's unknowns and of what is yet to come as interpreted by 14 of young adult fiction's brightest stars.


The moment I learned there was going to be a short story with Rose and Dimitri in this book I knew I had to have it. I miss those two characters so much! I can't wait to get my hands on this book so I can read the story with Rose and Dimitri from Vampire Academy. As well as all the other stories since the names on this book are all great authors. It doesn't come out until August though. I still have some waiting for this one. What book are you waiting for?

Jul 2, 2012

Before I Wake

I've been a fan of the Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent since I read the first book. And now with the sixth book out in the world its hard to believe that this awesome series only has one more book before it ends. Before I Wake was all kinds of awesome and with the way it ended I already can tell this series is going to end with a bang.

If you have not read If I Die yet, do NOT read this review. It will contain some spoilers from that book because its impossible to write a review for this book and not spoil some certain things. So please DO NOT read this review if you haven't read If I Die it will only ruin the book for you. Unless of course you like spoilers than keep on reading.

Summary from Goodreads:

 I died on a Thursday-killed by a monster intent on stealing my soul. The good news? He didn't get it. The bad news? Turns out not even death will get you out of high school...  Covering up her own murder was one thing, but faking life is much harder than Kaylee Cavanaugh expected. After weeks spent "recovering," she's back in school, fighting to stay visible to the human world, struggling to fit in with her friends and planning time alone with her new reaper boyfriend. But to earn her keep in the human world, Kaylee must reclaim stolen souls, and when her first assignment brings her face-to-face with an old foe, she knows the game has changed. Her immortal status won't keep her safe. And this time Kaylee isn't just gambling with her own life


Kaylee Cavanaugh died. She was murdered by her Math teacher who turned out to be a Incubus set out to take her soul. On the bright side? Kaylee was brought back from the dead--sorta--to reclaim souls that were stolen. Kaylee has to learn to deal with everything that has changed in her life and of course to make it all the harder there's an evil hellion causing trouble.

Kaylee has changed so much from the very first book in the series, My Soul To Take, but in Before I Wake she's changed even more. She's not the Kaylee we're used to. Sure, there is a lot about Kaylee that is the same. She's tough, heroic, stubborn, kick-butt and down right awesome. But Kaylee died and it was bound to change her. It was really interesting reading this book and seeing how Kaylee dealt with everything. There were a lot of moments in this book that made my heart ache for Kaylee. So much happens in this book and man some of it is literally heart breaking. Those who have read this book know what I'm talking about. Kaylee's still the same Kaylee, but at the same time she's different. And I think in the long run the change that we're seeing is going to lead to an even better and stronger version of Kaylee. 

There was a lot of stuff in this book that made my heart ache for Kaylee but there was also a lot of stuff that made me laugh and smile and go "Aww!" Tod and Kaylee's relationship is so amazing in this book. I thought the scenes with those two in If I Die made my heart melt--holy crap the scenes in Before I Wake were even better! I don't want to give anything away, but these two are really truly amazing together. I'm so glad they ended up getting together like they did. We get to see sides of Tod we didn't always see in previous books and man do I love those sides. Tod is so devoted, loving, caring, sarcastically hilarious and so many more great things! Rachel Vincent sure does know how to create a character who makes your heart melt.

Rachel Vincent made it clear that someone was going to die in Before I Wake. I of course turned into a nervous wreck when I found out about this because instantly my mind went through all the amazing characters in this series and I felt my heart sink at the thought of any of them dying! I honestly can say that I was surprised by what happened and who died in this book. People have died in previous books in this series, but the way a certain character died in Before I Wake broke my heart. It was such a gut wrenching scene and I felt so bad for Kaylee. That was just horrible. This whole book was full of surprises and shocking twists, but that one death that was the worst. I'm not gonna saw who dies or how but when it comes to the world Kaylee lives in, not a single soul is safe.

The whole time reading Before I Wake I tried figuring out what was going on. How was what was happening happening? What in the world was going on? It was all so weird! None of it made sense to me and I didn't understand how everything was working until Kaylee figured it out her self and learned some things. I honestly was not expecting that at all. It was so different from previous books! I loved it! Rachel Vincent is truly brilliant. She is a writer with such talent that when I think about my own writing I think this: I want to be as good as Rachel Vincent. She is so good with how she describes things, how she builds these worlds full of terrifying creatures, creates such amazing characters. The list could go on and on but I know that any time I pick up a book by this author all I'm gonna get is brilliance. 

I'm hesitant to say this, but guys...I kind of like Sabine. Okay, I'll be completely honest and say that I loved her in this book. I never thought I would say this about Sabine, but I really do like her now. Any thing that comes out of her mouth is hilarious and her interactions with Sophie were so funny. Sabine is really a tough chick, but she's also vulnerable and in Before I Wake we get to see some of that side of Sabine. She loves Nash more than I ever really realized and I felt really bad for her in this one. See what I mean about Rachel Vincent and her brilliance? She can make you love a character you never liked. Nash is another character who I felt myself liking again. Nash made a lot of mistakes that made me feel anger towards him and sorry for him at the same time. In Before I Wake my anger finally started to go away. I felt myself liking Nash again, and I'm so glad about this before I missed liking him. He's a great character, he just screwed up a little bit.

Before I Wake was the best book in the series, they each get better and better. I'm sad to think that there is only one book left but I know that it's gonna be the best last book ever. Fans of Rachel Vincent will cry and laugh while reading this book. They will like characters they originally hated. They will fall deeper in love with Tod Hudson. Before I Wake is getting 5 out of 5 stars from me. Now is a good time to start this series if you haven't already because the longer you wait the longer you have to know you missed out on all the brilliance inside of Before I Wake.


Jul 1, 2012

Book Haul

This week I got quite a few books. I bought most of them and also got approved for a book on Netgalley and received some books from a fellow blogger. It was a good week of bookish things.

Bought:



  • The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting
  • Endure by Carrie Jones
  • Before I Wake by Rachel Vincent
  • Crushworthy by Sarah Lawrence 
  • Those Girls by Sarah Lawrence 
  • Waiting For You by Susane Colasanti 
  • Fire by Kristin Cashore
Really excited to read all of these. I've actually already read Before I Wake. HOLY COW! That book was epic. My review will be posted Monday morning.  Thanks to my mom for getting me the first three books--The Last Echo, Endure, and Before I Wake. :)


Received:

  • Unleashed by Nancy Holder
  • A Need so Beautiful by Suzane Young (ARC)
  • Unraveling Isobel bookmark
Big thanks to Jessirae over at Words Pages, and Books for these two books and bookmark! You rock Jessirae! Make sure to check out her blog if you haven't. Her reviews are always really good and they help you decide if you want to read a book you might be hesitating to read! :D


Netgalley:


  • Confessions of an Angry Girl by Louise Rozett
Can't wait to read this one! Sounds so good. Thanks Netgalley and Harequin!

That's all I got this week! What kind of books or swag did you get in your mailbox? Leave me a link in the comments if you're a blogger! :)