Saturday, December 31, 2011

Pick Your A Thon Mini Challenges

Pick Your a Thon Mini Challenge #1
 Goal, Goals, Goals




What book(s) are you starting with? I'm going to start the New Year with a much faster reading pace, since I'm starting to read really really slow and once that happens I'll review like no tomorrow!

I hope to read / review:
I plan to read and finish my today, if not tomorrow at the latest, Along for The Ride by Sarah Dessan and Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. To review by January 3 are: Along for The Ride, Clockwork Prince, Entice by Carrie Jones, The Name of The Star by Maureen Johnson.

Books I hope to read / review or at least will try to get to:
I really hope to finish most of what I'm currently reading and start to tackle my shelf by organizing my "Read", "Re-Reads", and "To-Read". Also I'm committing to reviewing at least 10 books in a month. Hope all this goal setting help! ;D
Pick Your a Thon Mini Challenge #2
12 Most Anticipated Books of 2012
1.) Fever by Lauren DeStefano
2.) Endure by Carrie Jones
3.) Insurgent by Veronica Roth
4.) Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
5.) Slide by Jill Hathaway
6.) Everneath by Brodi Ashton
7.) The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
8.) A Million Suns by Beth Revis
9.) Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
10.) SpellBound by Rachael Hawkins


Pick Your A Thon Mini Challenge #3
Organize Upcoming Reviews

I'm pretty organized at planning so I'm excited to start deciding when to post reviews, interviews, tour and it's helping out! I never really had a planner or calendar to map out a month for blogging when I started and it got pretty stressful.

Currently, I have a planner where I plan to write reviews for books. Then I also list the books I requested to remember that I actually requested them and when I should write my review out. Also my tour dates for blog tours and interviews!

I plan to get a calendar too, just because I like seeing how the whole month goes! Feel free to share any organizing tips! :P

Pick Your a Thon


The Book Monster's doing another challenge! I"m really excited to do it and I'm defiently particpating in a Read-a-Thon and a Review-a-Thon!! Basically,each week The Book Monsters have 6 mini challenges to help you grow as a blogger and it sounds fun and I definetly need to read more!



Thursday, December 29, 2011

2012 Happy New Years Giveaway Hop!



Hope you guys enjoyed the holdiays and planning for the new year!
To celebrate, I'll be hosting a giveaway for one US winner!

*Giveaway Details*
One US winner will recieve their choice of the following books:


How to Enter:

 

In My Mailbox #20 Christmas Edition!!!

In My Mailbox is hosted at The Story Siren

Hi bookworms! How was Christmas?! Well, for me that meant staying up late and being with friends and family. I didn't get any books,sadly :( But lots of great presents,which I did not see coming at all and even if In My Mailbox is for books I'll also include what I got! Yay! :D Also this is my last Mailbox for 2011! I can't wait to see what you fellow booklovers received in 2012!

{P.S: For 2012 would you guys love a vlog for In My Mailboxes??}


Christmas Presents!:

So I didn't get any books since my family doesn't want to help my book addiction, sadly :( I mostly got clothes and I also got a $25 dollar AMC gift card! I was really happy to receive this from my family and I can't wait to hit the movie theaters to watch The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo


Library Books:


That's pretty much it. I didn't buy any more books till the 2012 since I'm saving money for 2012 and I'm going to Greece soon! Sooooooooooo What's in Your Mailbox???! :D

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Top 10 Books I've Read in 2011


Here are my Top 10 Books I read in 2011 ;)

1.) Divgerent by Veronica Roth

2.) Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi


3.) Need by Carrie Jones

4.) Across the Universe by Beth Revis


5.)Bloodlines by Richelle Mead


6.)Wither by Lauren DeStefano


7.) Lost In Time by Melissa De La Cruz


8.) The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson


9.) Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare


10.) Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessan




There's much more but..yeah but these are the ones that I really loved and leave your Top 10 Books I've read in 2011! ;) Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Desperately Wanting Wednesday #1

Desperatly Wanting Wedesday is hosted at the famous ParajunkeeA fan of Waiting on Wednesday – I realized I was too limited to just books that I was Waiting on… there are so many already released books out there that I desperately want to read, but just haven’t purchased them yet, or actually gotten around to read! This is my list of books that I desperately want to read.


This week's Desperately Wanting Wednesday is......
Godspeed was fueled by lies. Now it is ruled by chaos.
It's been three months since Amy was unplugged. The life she always knew is over. And everywhere she looks, she sees the walls of the spaceship Godspeed. But there may just be hope: Elder has assumed leadership of the ship. He's finally free to enact his vision - no more Phydus, no more lies.
But when Elder discovers shocking news about the ship, he and Amy race to discover the truth behind life on Godspeed. They must work together to unlock a puzzle that was set in motion hundreds of years earlier, unable to fight the romance that's growing between them and the chaos that threatens to tear them apart.
In book two of the Across the Universe trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis mesmerizes us again with a brilliantly crafted mystery filled with action, suspense, romance, and deep philosophical questions. And this time it all builds to one mind-bending conclusion: They have to get off this ship.
Published:January 11th, 2011 by Razorbill


I'm in love with Sci-Fi books after reading Across The Universe! I can't wait to hope back in Miss Revis world and experience a mesmerizing story! I'll know I'll be puling up an all-nighter for this book! ;P It's completetly original and it comes out in a few weeks!
sooooooooo what's book are you desperately waiting on??? :D


Sunday, December 18, 2011

In My Mailbox #19

In My Mailbox is hosted at The Story Siren

Huge Mailbox! Books were from last week and this week!
I promise myself not to buy any books till Christmas finished, but that broke and I secretly went to Barnes and Noble ^^ :D





Bought: Deadly Little Voices by Laurie Faria Stolarz. I actually got this yesterday! I can't wait to get a start on it and isn't that cover so pretty?



Rented: I'm actually reading Amy and Roger's Epic Detour and The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson, and I really love it! My review will be up soon!




  


and I recieved this in the mail: BIG THANKS to Penguin Publishing!


I almost for got this! Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare! Collector's Edition! Super happy when I got it in the mail from Amazon! I'm also reading it :)





so what did you get in your mailbox??????!!!! Post them in the comments! :D

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Booking Through Thursday #1-Character or Plot?



This week's question:
What’s more important to you? Real, three-dimensional, fleshed-out fascinating characters? Or an amazing, page-turning plot?



My Answer: This one is a hard one! Having really amazing, fleshed-out characters is the best thing but if the plot sucks and is really predictable, what's the point? But if the plot's amazing and a page-turner and has the most boringest characters, I'll drop the book. I think I'll have to go for the fleshed-out, fascinating characters.. They make the big chunk of the story and the best ones totally make up for ugly plot. I'm a fan of strong character and ones that easliy grap you and have a history.

What would you rather preffer? Feel free to leave a comment! :p


Shatter Me-Tarereh Mafi

Date Released:November 15th, 2011
Publisher:Harper/HarperCollins
Pages: 388 pages
Date Read: November 22, 2011
Format: Hardcover Source: Bought from Barnes and Noble
Goodreads Sypnosis


Juliette hasn't touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don't fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war-- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she's exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

In this electrifying debut, Tahereh Mafi presents a world as riveting as The Hunger Games and a superhero story as thrilling as The X-Men. Full of pulse-pounding romance, intoxicating villainy, and high-stakes choices, Shatter Me is a fresh and original dystopian novel—with a paranormal twist—that will leave readers anxiously awaiting its sequel.

My Review:
Shatter Me was a additive, stunning, sexy, dysoptian debut that will leave you breathless after page one! It was riveting, gripping, and absolutely mesmerising! Tahereh Mafi weaves a book so good, you want to savor every sentence, word and page one hooked me!

Did you see that cover??? So flipping amazing! And the trailer????!!! Once I saw it I immediately bought it the day it came and I normally don't do that but this book...I NEEEDED IT!!!

The writing? Do I need to say anything? Its AMAZING. It flows so well and I experience a whole new sensation reading this book! It was flawless and beautifully written, Tahereh Mafi is only 23. Unbelievable right??? Everything pieces in and its hard to believe its her debut novel!. Seriously go out and buy this book. Right now.



Juliette hasn't touch another human being in exactly 264 days. She's looked up in an asylum where the Reestablishment treats her like a monster, with a curse, and they tell her locking her up was the best thing. Juliette is a strong, tough, I-have-plans-of-my-on type of heroine. She plans to escape and flee to a world she wouldn't have for once be judged.
She's counting the days, hours, second in small notebook hidden in a crevice of her cell.

    Then the unexpected happens. [Yep the romance.] Adam Kent. ADAM. ADAM. He was the perfect guy for Juliette. I can't remember the times I was reading this and swooning over the scorching romance scenes. It was beautiful. It was like cookies and milk when you eat them it melts with perfection, that's how the romance is. I can't believe how easily I loved Adam and Juliette....PERFECT!!!!!!!!! :D Adam was a tought, swoony, heart-pounding guy. There was something about him that maded all YA romance novel guy not the same at all.

Warner. Warner was convincing and intrigiung each time he spoke and him personally. He can really twist your mind and make you think of yourself as a lethal weapon, like he did for Juliette. I actually liked him. Odd right? Well, he really jumped between the lines of a romantic, supper evil villan.
 Juliette stood up to him. She was a total bad ass, with the power to take down people with a slight touch of her hands. Don't tell me that's not total kick-ass power! Think of her clawing through four walls of concrete and glass. Imaginative! Best Dysoptian ever. Period.

I can't stop thinking or shwoing off this book! It was PERFECTION. Perfect. Perfect. I can't stop saying how awesome this book is! I'm actually reading it for the second time beacuse I can't get enough of it and me praising alll about it! This book was delicious throiughtout, crispy in the edges, and a slice of stunning perfection! I cannott stop looking at that cover!

Here's the must-see trailler:


I'm dying of excitement!





I'm back! :D




I'm back! I'm really sorry about not being able to post last month, due to stress; school; and that equaled no blogging or reading :( December is going to be called my "explosive posting month" since I'll be posting more than usually and participating in new memes!
And I'm completely behind in my reviews so more of those!

I got a custom design! I was paired up with my Big Sib, Patrick from Hafash at Icey Books in her Big Sib Little Sib program! So yay! I'm not sure when it will finished, but I'll be sure to post up pictures on it to see whether or not you guys like it! :P


New Buttons and Memes
I decided to pacticapted in more memes since I barely do any... The ones I still do are:
    -In My Mailbox
    -Teaser Tuesday
    -Reading Friday
    -Waiting on Wednesday
-A Million Words (similar to The Daily Dose)
And a few new ones like:
    -Booking Monday
    -Follower Friday
    -Hitting the Shelves
    -Book Trailer Tuesday
    -Top Ten Tuesday

and much more! [P.S The pigs love you! :} ]

Friday, December 9, 2011

Wither-Lauren DeStefano


 “Eventually I realize that I am holding on to him just as tightly as he holds on to me. And here we are: two small dying things, as the world ends around us like falling autumn leaves.”
Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Date Released:September 27th 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing 

Pages: 358 pages
Date Read: October18th 2011
Format: Hardcover
Source: Bought from Amazon Goodreads Sypnosis:
By age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years left to live. She can thank modern science for this genetic time bomb. A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males with a lifespan of 25 years, and females with a
lifespan of 20 years. Geneticists are seeking a miracle antidote to restore the human race, desperate orphans crowd the population, crime and poverty have skyrocketed, and young girls are being kidnapped and sold as polygamous brides to bear more children.
When Rhine is kidnapped and sold as a bride, she vows to do all she can to escape. Her husband, Linden, is hopelessly in love with her, and Rhine can’t bring herself to hate him as much as she’d like to. He opens her to a magical world of wealth and illusion she never thought existed, and it almost makes it possible to ignore the clock ticking away her short life. But Rhine quickly learns that not everything in her new husband’s strange world is what it seems. Her father-in-law, an eccentric doctor bent on finding the antidote, is hoarding corpses in the basement. Her fellow sister wives are to be trusted one day and feared the next, and Rhine is desperate to communicate to her twin brother that she is safe and alive. Will Rhine be able to escape--before her time runs out?
Together with one of Linden's servants, Gabriel, Rhine attempts to escape just before her seventeenth birthday. But in a world that continues to spiral into anarchy, is there any hope for freedom
My Review:

Wither was a heart-pounding, amazing dysoptian debut! It's probably one of my favorite dysoptain novels of 2011 since every second of this book made my world! Look at that cover *points at cover* beautiful! One of the most beautifully crafted covers I saw and I can't stop looking at it. This book has everything for a perfect dysoptian: creepy elegance, gripping characters that you never want to leave, edgy with a real,unique voice.

Wither starts immediately. Right from page one you already know you will love everything about it. 16-year old Rhine Eldery is taken by the Gatherers, to be forced into marriages with a husband having two to how many wives they could afford? Kinda creepy...just saying^^ In her society, a deadly virus caused all people to live a certain age. For men its 25, and for women it's 20. Forced marriages are a must, so that the population doesn't die out.

Rhine is taken to a endless, trapped house were her husband Linden cares for his wives, but all Rhine wants is to go home, keeping her motivated to run away, even with a attractive servant boy, Gabriel. During her whole time trapped, she discovers Linden's father close to finding a cure for the virus, but that means experimenting on Linden's dead wives to get his hands on a cure. For Rhine freedom seems to far away...

Really try Wither! Even with dysoptian, post-apocalyptic coming in the YA genre, Wither is a must-read. I mean read it! Just read it!! :D




Did you watch the book trailer for it? Well if you haven't here it is:


“You've been captive for so long that you don't even realize you want freedom anymore.”

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer-Michelle Hodkin

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Date Released:September 27th 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing 

Pages: 452 pages
Date Read: November 18th 2011
Format: Hardcover
Source: Bought from Barnes and Noble 
Goodreads Blurb:
Mara Dyer doesn't think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.
She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.
There is.
She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.
She's wrong.
                                      
   My Review:

Have you wanted a book so badly because it has such a great cover with an dazzling, mysterious description? Well, that's what I felt buying this book in the rain! I really wanted to love it so much, but I can't!! And its fustrating, since you either love it or hate it. With a cover so beautiful, you can only tear through this book expecting so much more.

I loved the writing! Michelle Hodkin writes twisted and lyrical that most of the time everything is fast-paced and I really liked it! :D It was flawless and enjoyable, making me actually finish this book! And Noah... He really made this book come alive with his British accent and his love to Mara, a flawless romantic he was a jumping, gripping character!
Mara was really easy to relate to with having PTSD ever since her accident and she was really trying to fit in and was really believeable.

Most of the events in this book was really unpredictable! You didn't know when a beuatiful, steamy romace scene would erupt on the pages or a creepy, lyrical part will want you to hide and turn on all the lights in your house! The ending was crazy!! I'm so excited to see how the sequel will turn out and my jaw litterally dropped! :P I am not telling about it!!!!!!!!

Will I re-read it again? Maybe not...but with that awesomeauce cover maybe! And do I recomend it? Yeah, but don't come into this books with big expectations.


 “You want me as much as I want you. And all I want is you."
My tongue warred with my mind. "Today," I whispered.
Noah stood slowly, his body skimming mine as he rose. "Today. Tonight. Tomorrow. Forever.”


 

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