Favorite Quotes

'Once upon a time, there was a man as great as the gods...... But even the great can tremble with fear. Even the great can Fall.

Mary E. Pearson, Kiss of Deception

Friday, August 31, 2012

TGIF at Greads (8)

    TGIF is a weekly theme hosted by Ginger over at Greads where you answer a weekly question and recap what happen that week. Feel free to join in if you want.
This weeks question:
Choose Your Next Read: How do you go about choosing what you read next? Do you have a schedule you follow, or do you read whatever makes you happy at the moment?
    I guess you could say I am a mood reader. If I want to read a fantasy book I will go over to my TBR (to be read) shelf and see what fantasy book I have and if half way through the fantasy book I get bored, I will put the book down and find another book I want to read. So, because of that, I can't follow a list, at all. So, I read what I feel like at the moment.
   What happened this week:
That is for today.
Come back tommorow for a new Stacking the Shelves.
Happy reading.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Can't Wait Wednesday (9)

   Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly theme that I made. It was inspired by "Waiting On Wednesday" over at Breaking The Spine. Basically what "Can't Wait Wednesday" is about, is that I showcase a book that I can't wait to be released. I also showcase a book that is already released, but I can't wait to read.

This weeks to be released book is Crewel by Gennifer Albin. This is the first book in the Crewel World series.

Released date:


        Goodreads summary

Incapable. Awkward. Artless.

That’s what the other girls whisper behind her back. But sixteen year-old Adelice Lewys has a secret: she wants to fail.

Gifted with the ability to weave time with matter, she’s exactly what the Guild is looking for, and in the world of Arras, being chosen as a Spinster is everything a girl could want. It means privilege, eternal beauty, and being something other than a secretary. It also means the power to embroider the very fabric of life. But if controlling what people eat, where they live and how many children they have is the price of having it all, Adelice isn’t interested.

Not that her feelings matter, because she slipped and wove a moment at testing, and they’re coming for her—tonight.

Now she has one hour to eat her mom’s overcooked pot roast. One hour to listen to her sister’s academy gossip and laugh at her Dad’s stupid jokes. One hour to pretend everything’s okay. And one hour to escape.

Because once you become a Spinster, there’s no turning back.

   This book looks so good. I can't decide if this book is dystopian or si-fi or a little bit of both, If this book is si-fi, then I will still read it because it looks so good. Which says a lot on how much I want to read this, because I do not like si-fi, at all, I just don't. So, I really, really want this book.

This week's already released book is Everneath by Brodi Ashton. This is the first book in the Everneath series.



Goodreads summary

Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she’s returned—to her old life, her family, her friends—before being banished back to the underworld... this time forever.

She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can’t find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.

Nikki longs to spend these months reconnecting with her boyfriend, Jack, the one person she loves more than anything. But there’s a problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who first enticed her to the Everneath, has followed Nikki to the mortal world. And he’ll do whatever it takes to bring her back- this time as his queen.

As Nikki’s time grows short and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she’s forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole’s.


   I have heard so many great things about this book, but I have never even tried to get a copy of this book for one reason, any book having something to do with time, I just don't like. For example, a book about time travelers or about a girl who wakes up from a coma that she has been in for 5 years just doesn't sound interesting to me. So, when I read that she was stuck in the everneath for 100 years prior to the start of this book, I am like nope and never got the book, but a few days ago I got the sample for this book on nook and LOVED it. So, now I need this book, NOW.

So, those are the books I can't wait for.
What books can't you wait for???
Happy reading

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Grade: 5 Butterflies
Name: Obsidian ( Lux #1)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Released: November 29th 2011            
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Page Amount: 361 pages

         Goodreads summary

Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring.... until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something...unexpected happens.

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon's touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don't kill him first, that is.


                                           My thoughts

   When I started this book I thought this book would be a silly alien book with no plot at all or if it had a plot it would be so thick with si-fi that I would hate it. I should not have doubted Jennifer L. Armentrout. This book blew me away. It was so awesome; there is nothing wrong with this book. The characters in this book are some of the best I have ever read, the plot wasn't super-fast, but it was still really great, and the writing was so fantastic that just couldn't believe it. This is the kind of book that stays in your head weeks, months, and years after you read it.

   The characters where, as I said before, some of the best I have ever read. Katy is not the strongest character I have read, but definitely one of the bravest characters I have read. One of the reasons why I love her is because she is not overly special. What I mean by that is she not the chosen one, or really powerful that ever one fears her, she is just her. Even when most of the people around her have these cool powers she doesn't envy them, are think defiantly of them because they have these super powers. They are themselves and she is herself and I really love that about her. The other characters are really great to. Dee is probably one of the funniest character I have read and Daemon....... he is just perfect in every way, there is nothing more I can say.

   The plot wasn't really fast, but it was still really great and suspenseful. There wasn't a time that I wasn't interested in what was happening and towards the end I was sitting on the edge of my set think "What’s going to happen what’s going to happen" over and over in my head.

   One of the best things in this book was the relationship between Daemon and Katy. Their relationship is one of the best relationships between a guy and a girl that I have read. I can't really put it in words, it was just..... Perfect.

This book got.

                                                   5 Butterflies

                                     Blew me away, one of the best books ever.


That is my review
I hope you liked it.
Happy reading.



Saturday, August 25, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (7)

"Stacking the Shelves" is a weekly theme hosted by Tynga's reviews . Feel free to join in if you want. In this theme I showcase all the books I got this week.

I got some really good books this week.

Barnes & Noble

I got....

Dearly Departed by Lia Habel.
I have heard so many good things about this book, and I have been waiting forever for this book to come out in paper back. So, when I saw the paper back in the store I let out this inhuman squeal.

Maximum Ride the Angel Experiment by James Patterson.
Even though I have heard so many awesome things about James Patterson books, I have never read a book by him. So, when I saw this in the store I'm like what the heck. So, I got it.

Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout.
It is not a secret that I love Jennifer L. Armentrout and this is one of my favorite books by her. I have got this book from the library about four times already and I really wanted my own copy. So, when I saw it in the store I, again, let out an inhuman squeal.


I got...

The Devouring by Simon Holt.

That's all I got this week,
what did you get?
Happy reading.

Friday, August 24, 2012

TGIF at Greads (7)

   TGIF is a weekly theme hosted by Ginger over at Greads where you answer a weekly question and recap what happen that week. Feel free to join in if you want.

This weeks question:

Back to School Reading: Which books would you like to see in today's high school Literature classrooms?

    One thing that really annoys me is when the literature teacher makes us read books because they are classic. Not that there is nothing wrong with classics (I really love classics) I just don't think we should read a book because it is considered a classic. I think we should read books that will teach us something. It doesn't matter if the book is a classic or not, just that the book can teach us something that we can use in life.

   So, these are the books I have chosen for this weeks question.

What Happened to Goodbye: by Sarah Dessen

Pride and Prejudice: by Jane Austen

The Perks of Being a Wallflower: by Stephen Chbosky

Divergent: by Veronica Roth

            What Happened this week:
                 Stacking The Shelves (6)
                 Review: Balthazar by Claudia Gray
                 Can't Wait Wednesday (8)


That's my TGIF for today.
Come back tommorow for a new Stacking the Shelves
Happy reading.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Can't Wait Wednesday (8)

      Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly theme that I made. It was inspired by "Waiting On Wednesday" over at Breaking The Spine. Basically what "Can't Wait Wednesday" is about, is that I showcase a book that I can't wait to be released. I also showcase a book that is already released, but I can't wait to read.


This weeks to be released book is Hidden by Sophie Jordan. I am pretty sure that this is the last book in the Firelight Series.

Release Date: September 11th 2012            

Publisher: HarperTEEN

Since this book summary has major spoilers to any one who has not read the first two books, I will only leave a link to the Goodreads summary.

Goodreads summary


With the ending of Vanish I need to know what happens, I NEED to know. I love the Firelight series, every book in it is just awesome. Although, I am really nervous because this book only has 272 pages. How can you wrap a whole series in 272 pages?? However, I have the utmost faith in Sophie Jorden.

This weeks already released book is Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick. This is the second book in the Hush, Hush series.

Released: October 19th 2010             

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Goodreads summary

The sequel to the New York Times Best selling phenomenon, Hush, Hush! Nora should have know her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away and Nora can't figure out if it's for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home.

The farther Nora delves into the mystery of her father's death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim blood line has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn't answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine?


I loved Hush, Hush and I really want to read this book, because it looks really good.

That's all for today,
Happy reading


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Review: Balthazar by Claudia Gray

Name: Balthazar ( Evernight series #5)
Author: Claudia Gray
Released: March 6th 2012
Publisher: HarperTeen
Page Amount: 374 pages


Goodreads summary

Haunted by memories from his first days as a vampire, Balthazar has spent hundreds of years alone—without allies, without love. When he emerges from his isolation to help Skye Tierney, a human girl who once attended Evernight Academy, Balthazar has no idea how dangerous it will be. Skye’s psychic powers have caught the attention of Redgrave, the cruel master vampire responsible for murdering Balthazar and his family four centuries ago. Having learned of Skye’s powers and the remarkable effect her blood has on vampires, he plans to use her for his own evil purposes. As they stand together to fight the evil vampire, Balthazar realizes his lonely world could finally be changed by Skye...just as Redgrave realizes that he can destroy Balthazar once and for all by taking her for his own.

In a story filled with forbidden love and dark suspense, one of the most beloved characters in Claudia Gray’s New York Times bestselling Evernight series will captivate readers with his battle to overcome his past and follow his heart.


   What really interested me about this book was the prospect of learning more about Blathazar's past. However, I was very hesitant to read this book because I was afraid that his past would not be a big part of this book. So, I was really happy when I was reading this to learn that Balthazar's past was a big thing in this book

  This book was told by altering POV (point of view) between Balthazar and Skye. I think it brings more to the story when authors write their books like that. However, it is really easy for an author mess that up and I am sorry to say I think Ms. Gray did that in this book. What I mean by that is it got confusing sometimes with the altering POV. Sometimes it took me a few pages in the chapter before I figured out who's "voice" I was reading. This really annoyed me and I think it took away part of the reading experience for me.

   Other than that, Ms. Gray's writing was fantastic. I love her writing style; to me it is wonderful and unique and I just love it. It draws you in from the first page and doesn't let you go until the very last page.

   This was also a very fast paced book. There was not a moment in this book that I was bored. However, I thought the plot was a little flat. What I mean by that is I would have enjoyed more twists and turns in this book. There were some twists, just not that many. I am not saying that the book was predictable; it wasn't. I am saying there was not many big twists in this book that left you gasping and refusing to believe what you just read.

   However, one thing that I was really disappointed in, was the ending. Through out the whole story it felt like it was setting up a huge, awesome fight. Finally, when the characters where face to face with the bad guys,  I was chanting "Fight! Fight!" in my head, and then That happened. I was in shock on how fast it happened and a few pages after it happened, I was expecting  a twist in the plot, because that could not be the big fight scene I was expecting. So, I was really disappointed in the ending.

   All the characters in this book where really very enjoyable and very realistic to me. Skye was one of the best character in this book. I loved how no matter how scared she was, she always tried to stay strong. I love it when characters are like that. My favorite character in this book was Balthazar. He was just awesome in this book. I loved how he decided to help Skye out of loyalty to to Lucas. That seemed to sweet to me. One thing that I think made me like Balthazar better was how there were flash backs to his past in this book. That really made Balthozar's character more deep, to me.

  Another thing I loved was the relationship between Skye and Balthazar. Their relationship felt so realistic and I love books like that. Their relationship wasn't insto-love; you actually got to read them fall in love. I think when an author writes the relationship like that, it makes you like it more.

So, all in all this book got....                  

4 Butterflies
Beloved, I really liked this book.

Recommend to people who like: The Evernight series, Vampires, and fiction.

That is me review for today, I hope you liked it.
Come back tommorow for a Can't Wait Wednesday.
Happy reading.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (6)

"Stacking the Shelves" is a weekly theme hosted by Tynga's reviews . Feel free to join in if you want. In this theme I showcase all the books I got this week.

It was a slow week this week, I only got three books.

I got....

Crossed by Ally Condie. This is the second book in the Matched Trilogy.
I really liked the first book in this series and I am really excited to read this and see where this series will go.

Revived by Cat Patrick.
This book looks really good, I can't wait to read it.

Balthazar by Claudia Gray. This is the fifth book in the Evernight series.
Balthazar was my favorite characetr in the Evernight series and I am really excited to read this.

That is all I got this week,
Happy reading.

Friday, August 17, 2012

TGIF at Greads (6)

    TGIF is a weekly theme hosted by Ginger over at Greads where you answer a weekly question and recap what happen that week. Feel free to join in if you want.

This weeks question is...

Pimp Your Review: Feature a favorite book review you've written in the past that you feel deserves more love!

I know the question says to pick one but I have three awesome books I want to show you. These books I feel are relatively unknown, but they are fantastic books.

The first book is Shifting by Bethany Wiggins. (review)

I loved this book. It was so awesome in every way, the characters where some of the best I have read, the writing was wonderful, and the story/plot line was fantastic. This book is in my top ten favorite books.

The second book is Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins. (review)

This book was one of the best books I have ever read. I was speechless when I finished this book. I was even speechless when I first started writing my review, I am even a little speechless now, on how fantastic this book was. The writing was some of the best I have ever read, The characters where so fantastic, and the story/plot line was so unique that you can't help but fall in love with this book. It is on my top five favorite books.

The third book is The Hourglass Door by Lisa Mangum. (review)

This book is so wonderful.. This book and the whole trilogy is so perfect in every way. This book has every thing I want in a good book, mystery, romance, suspense, fantastic writing, awesome characters, and a story/plot line that is so brilliant that I was starstruck. This book is a must read. 

I hope you pick up these books, because if you havn't already you are missing out on some awesome books.

       What happened this week:

       Stacking the Shelves (5)
       Onyx book trailer
       Can't Wait Wednesday (7)
       Summer Announcement
       Review: Two Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt

That is all for today, come back tommorow for a new stacking the shelves.


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Two way street by Lauren Barnholdt

Name: Two Way Street
Series: none, it is a stand alone.
Author: Lauren Barnholdt
Released: June 26th 2007
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Page Amount: Paperback, 296 pages

         Goodreads summary.

There are two sides to every breakup.

This is Jordan and Courtney, totally in love. Sure, they were an unlikely high school couple. But they clicked; it worked. They're even going to the same college, and driving cross-country together for orientation.

Then Jordan dumps Courtney -- for a girl he met on the Internet.
It's too late to change plans, so the road trip is on. Courtney's heartbroken, but figures she can tough it out for a few days. La la la -- this is Courtney pretending not to care.
But in a strange twist, Jordan cares. A lot.
Turns out, he's got a secret or two that he's not telling Courtney. And it has everything to do with why they broke up, why they can't get back together, and how, in spite of it all, this couple is destined for each other.


   This book just screams summer read. When I picked this book up I could tell it was a summer kind of book. So, I went into it thinking it was a summer read book, and it is, nothing more nothing less. This book is a fast paced book. Not once was I bored with this book.

   However, it was very predictable. By the third chapter, I knew what had happened to make him break up with her, I knew what was going to happen in the end, and I just about knew what was going to happen in the middle. However, that is not necessarily a bad thing, because that is kind of the definition of a summer book to me.

   What was really interesting was how the book was told. The POV switched back and forth between the two main characters, Jordan and Courtney. Not only that, the time frame switched back and forth between the road trip and before, when they were dating. It sounds like it could be confusing, but it totally works for this book. This says a lot about the author, because not a lot of authors can do that and make it work.

   Another thing about the story I did not like, was the relationship between Courtney and Jordan. They kept talking about how much they loved each other, but I could never feel that love. Their relationship felt more like two people who liked each other, liked not loved. Don't get me wrong, they were a cute couple, but just not a couple that I felt where in love.

   On to the characters now. The main character Courtney thought and did, what you would think an average teenage girl would think and do. There was nothing special about her, the only thing that stood out was how annoying she was. Ever thought in her head was so stereotypical, that it got annoying to read the book in her POV. I am so glad that half of this book was in Jordan's POV.

   However, Jordan was a little bit bit better then Courtney. He was at least sometimes kind, considerate, not shallow, and most importantly, he was not a drama quenn like Courtney. Although he was so stupid sometimes. Why did you have to break up with her, why not just tell her what you know. I could never get that.

This book got...

3 Butterflies

Basic, Nothing special

Recommended if you want a fast and light summer read.

So that is my review, sorry it was a day late.
Come back tommorow for TGIF at Greads

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Summer announcement

    Hello my Dear Readers, today I am very sad to say that summer is almost over. School is starting soon, so my post will be slowing down a little, hopefully not a lot. However, you won't have to worry about that for a least two weeks, since school starts the last week in August.

   However, I will be changing my grading format. Like now, I grade the story/plot line, the characters, the writing, and the ending separately with a maxium of 25 points for each category, the higher the number is the better it was. Then I add up all the numbers. Then, depending on what the number was I I give it a letter grade. I really like that format, because when I started this blog I really wanted to go deep with my reviews. So, I will be sad to stop reviewing that, but I will bring it back next summer.

    I know what you are thinking, "why would you stop writing that way, since you like it so much"
Well, the answer is easy. When I write my reviews in that format, it takes me a while to write the whole thing and I won't have that much time to write reviews when school starts.
    So, the new way I will be reviewing is, I will write a few paragraphs explaining what I like and didn't like, then grade the overall book between 1 and 5 butterflies. The more butterflies the better.

    It will look something like this

1 Butterflies
Bad, waste of my time.

2 Butterflies
Boring, not really my kind of book.

3 butterflies
Basic, nothing special.

 4 Butterflies
Beloved, This is a really good book.

 5 Butterflies
Blew me away, one of the best books ever.

Just wanted to let you know.
That is all for now, come back tommorow for a review.