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

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Cover Characteristic (1)

This meme is hosted by Sugar & Snark. They are really great bloggers, so check them out.
Each week there is a different theme and then you pick your favorite covers that match the theme.
This week theme is...

City/Town in the background

The first two are from the some series and they are....
Divergent & Insurgent by Veronica Roth.

The next two are...
Forbidden (The Demon Trappers #2) by Jana Oliver.
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare.

The last one I have yet to read but I really want to. This also my favorite cover.
Partials (Partials Sequence #1)

That is all for today.
Come back tomorrow for September Wrap-up
Happy reading.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (12)

"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 a few books this week, and one book that I have been dying to read.


I got...
Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow. This is the first book in the Strange Angels series.
I haven't heard much about this series, but all of the reviews I have read raved about how good this book was. So, when I saw it was on sale I got it.
Prophecy Of The Sisters by Michelle Zink. This is the first book in the Prophecy Of the Sisters trilgoy.
It seems that whoever reads this book they either really love it or really hate it, there is no middle ground. So, I can't wait to read it to see what side I am on.
Fury by Elizabeth Miles. This is a first book in a trilogy, but I do not know what it is called.
I have had my eye on this book for a while now, but I was not willing to pay 20$ for this book. So, when I saw that it was on sale I was so excited and happy!!!
Throne Of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. I think this is the first book in a series, but I do not know what is callled.
This is the book I have been dying for. I have heard nothing but praise for this book and I am so excited to read it!!
Those  or all the books I got this week.
What did you get???
Happy reading


Friday, September 28, 2012

Friday 56 (4) & Feature friday (3)


Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post to Freda's Voice in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It's that simple. 


 He frowned "I wasn't down there that long. I was swimming". He said.
"No, Daemon, you were down there a long time. It was at least ten minutes! I looked for you, called for you. I....I thought you were dead!"

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.

  • Leave your name on the post.
  • Create a post on your own blog that links back to the post (just grab the FF button) visit as many blogs as you can and tell them hello! In their comments.
  • Be sure to follow them and if someone follows you follow back!!!

Q: What is the BIGGEST word you've seen used in a book lately - that made you stop and look it up? Might as well leave the definition & book too.

     I can't remember the last time I looked up a word. Even if I did see a word I didn't know in a book. Most of the time I can understand a little bit of what it means be reading the rest of the sentence, or the surrounding sentences. I will every now and again look up a word if it keeps bothering me after I put the book down, but I haven't done it in a while.
What about you???

That is my answer, come back tomorrow for a new Stacking The Shelves.
Happy reading.


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fire by Kristen Cashore


Grade: 5 Butterflies
Name: Fire (Graceling Realm #2)
Author: Kristin Cashore
Released: October 5th 2009
Publisher: Dial Books
Page Amount: 461 pages

                                        You can read this review if you haven't read Graceling. No spoilers.
Goodreads summary

It is not a peaceful time in the Dells. The young King Nash clings to his throne while rebel lords in the north and south build armies to unseat him. The mountains and forests are filled with spies and thieves and lawless men.

This is where Fire lives. With a wild, irresistible appearance and hair the color of flame, Fire is the last remaining human monster. Equally hated and adored, she had the unique ability to control minds, but she guards her power, unwilling to steal the secrets of innocent people. Especially when she has so many of her own.

Then Prince Brigan comes to bring her to King City, The royal family needs her help to uncover the plot against the king. Far away from home, Fire begins to realize there's more to her power than she ever dreamed. Her power could save the kingdom.

If only she weren't afraid of becoming the monster her father was.


 First off I want to say that you do not have to read Graceling before you read this. It does not matter which way you read them Fire first and Graceling last, or Graceling first and Fire last. It does not matter, because in Graceling there are seven kingdoms and a huge mountain separating the seven kingdoms from the rest off the land and they do not know what is over the mountain. Fire is about the people on the other side of the mountain and about 15 years before the events in Graceling takes place. So, it does not matter which book you read first, because they follow different characters. However, I would highly suggest you read both books before you read the third book in this series Bitterblue.

My thoughts

     WOW......just wow........ this book is so awesome!!!!!!!!!! The plot, the characters, and the writing, especially the writing, all of it was just fantastic. Even though I read it about three times, every time I finish it I am just blown away by it.
     The plot wasn't really super fast, but it wasn't super slow, it was in the middle and I really liked that about this book. It gave you time to process what you read, but not to much time to process where you get bored. I was never bored in this book, there was always something going on. Even if that something going on was you trying to fiugre out who that weird little boy was. That says a lot about the writing in this book, because Kristin Cashore makes this book interesting even though the pace isn't that fast.
     The chararcters in this book where really unique. I am not saying they where bad; the opposite actually, these characters where some of the best I ever read. I am just saying they where a lot different then normal YA characters and I loved that about them. Fire was a great character and her character development was really great and realistic, which I haven't read in a while. They way she is unique is because she is strong, but not strong like most off the female leads in now a day YA where they are good fighters and hate being the damsel in distress and where they have to be saved. Fire isn't any thing like that. She is good with the bow and arrows, but nothing other than that. What really makes her unique though is she doesn't want to know how to fight, but she isn't weak. She has her mental powers. She uses her mental powers to fight.
     However, what really made this book for me was the awesome writing and the fantastic world building. Kristin Cashore writes this wonderful world in the perfect way. She doesn't over explain things, but she doesn't under explain things. She does it wonderfully.
     Overall, this is a wonderfull book that had a fantastic plot, really great characters, and writing that is some of the best I have ever read.

This book got.....

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

Recommend to everyone, except maybe not guys, becasue it talks about things they don't like.

That's my review, I hope you liked it.
Happy reading

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

Grade: 4 Butterflies
Name: The Body Finder (The Body Finder #1)
Author: Kimberly Derting
Released: March 16th 2010
Publisher: HarperTeen
Page Amount: 329 pages

Goodreads summary

Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her "power" to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes that the dead leave behind in the world... and the imprints that attach to their killers.

Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find the dead birds her cat had tired of playing with. But now that a serial killer has begun terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he's claimed haunt her daily, she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.

Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet on her quest to find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved to find herself hoping that Jay's intentions are much more than friendly. But even as she's falling intensely in love, Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer... and becoming his prey herself



    This book is about a girl named Violet who can sense when bodies are near. Not just any body's, she can only sense dead bodies. Does not matter if there are human or animals, if they were killed she can sense it. Then one day she’s at this end of summer party by a lake and she sense a dead body. What she finds is a dead girl. Shortly afterwards more dead bodies are popping up across the county. Now everyone knows that there is a serial killer out there and it’s up to Violet to stop him.

My thoughts

    I love murder mystery books. I don't really know why, I think it might be because every murder mystery is really fast paced and suspenseful. This book was all that and more. The plot in this book is really fast paced but not too fast paced where I could not keep up with it. The whole story line was wonderful. What was really awesome about this book was how every other chapter was told in the killer’s point of view. I got chills when I read the first chapter in his point of view....no actually; I got chills whenever I read in his point of view.
    The characters where pretty good, although Violet got on my nerves every now on again. She was just so frustrating, you know that part in the book or movie where you're screaming don't go in the closet, but of course they go in the closet and then ohh... surprise there's the killer. However, the best character in this book was Jay. He was so nice and caring and he supported Violet with everything but trying to catch the killer.

    What I really loved in this book was the relationship between Jay and Violet. Even though the book starts out with Violet having a huge crush on Jay, it's not cheesy or like insto love, because they knew each other book for the book starts. I really think that made this relationship from being really cheesy. However, it had its down side, since they know each other before the book began, I did not get to read how the relationship went to just friends to huge super crush. So, I am sorry to say the relationship did not feel real to me, when Violet realizes that she loves Jay I didn't feel like that was real.

    However, that was the only bad thing about this book, the best thing about this book was the writing. Kimberly Derting is a fantastic writer. I love her writing style and I love all of her books. She is just awesome.

    All in all this was a really good book that had a suspenseful plot, characters that where really good, and a writing style that was brilliant.

This book got...

4 Butterflies
Beloved, This is a really good book.

Recommende if you like murder mystery.

That's my review, sorry that it was late.
Happy reading.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (11)

"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 an awesome week in books.





I got....
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting. This is the first book in The Body Finder series.
I have already read this book but it has been a while since I last read it and I wanted to read it again.
Flygirl Sherri L. Smith.
I don't know much about this book but it looks really good.
North Of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley.
I have seen a couple of reviews about this book and every single one raves on how good it was.
Shooting Stars by Allison Rushby.
This sounds like a really cute contemporary.
Arcadia Awakens by Kai Meyer. This is the first book in the Arkadien Trilogy.
I didn't really readd what this was about, but when I saw the cover I fell in love and got it.
That's all I got this week,
What did you get this week.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday 56 (3) & Feature friday (2)

Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post to Freda's Voice in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It's that simple.

( I have a nook, so this is page 56 on my nook)
Fire and Archer ate dinner with Roen at a small table in her sitting room. Roen's fortress had been her home years ago, before she'd ever married the king of the kingdom, and it was her home agian now that Nax was dead.

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.

  • Leave your name on the post.
  • Create a post on your own blog that links back to the post (just grab the FF button) visit as many blogs as you can and tell them hello! In their comments.
  • Be sure to follow them and if someone follows you follow back!!!

Q: What hyped up book was worth all of the fuss?

    For me that would have to be Delirium by Lauren Oliver. I heard so much many great things about this book and when I picked it up I figured out that they where all right. The plot was so unique and fantastic, the characters where wonderful, and the writing was so captivating. I fell in love with this book not even half way though it. It's so awesome.

Come back tommorow for a new stacking the shelves.
Happy reading.


Cover Reveal: Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout


    So, exciting news!!! I am part of the Opal cover reveal by Jennifer L. Armentrout, as you can most likely tell by the title of the post. However, before I show you the cover, I would like to say thank you to Entangled Publishing for letting me be a part of this cover reveal. 
    I am super excited, partly because The Lux series is one of my absolute favorite series and partly Jennifer L. Armentrout is one of my favorite authors of all time.
    Anyway, before I show the cover
Follow this link to an ~~~ EPIC CONTEST ~~~ Announcement. You will want to bookmark this page!
Now on to the cover reveal. 




No one is like Daemon Black.

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well... There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.

But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Together we’re stronger... and they know it.

    Isn't that just so awesome. The cover is absolutely perfect. I am in love. I can not wait for it to come out, December is so far a way. Also, if you haven't read the Lux or Jennifer's other series the Covenant series, you need to NOW, because you will not be dissappointed.


About Jennifer L. Armentrout.
USA TODAY Bestselling author, Jennifer L. Armentrout, lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She also writes adult romance under the name J. Lynn.

Find Jennifer on: Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Website | Blog

Thanks for reading.
Happy reading


Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Faerie Path by Frewin Jones

Grade: 4 Butterflies
Name: The Faerie Path (Faerie Path)
Author: Frewin Jones
Released: February 1st 2007
Publisher: Eos
Page Amount: 312

Goodreads summary

Swept away into a court of magic and beauty, she discovers she is Tania, the lost princess of Faerie: the youngest daughter of Oberon and Titania. Since Tania's mysterious disappearance on the eve of her wedding five hundred years before, Faerie has been sunk in darkness and gloom. The courtly Lord Gabriel Drake, who Tania was once to marry, has found her and brought her back.

With Tania's return, Faerie comes alive again as a land of winged children, glittering balls, and fantastic delights. But Tania can't forget Anita's world, or the boy she loved there.

Torn between two loves and between two worlds, Tania slowly comes to discover why she disappeared so long ago. She possesses a singular magical ability and she must use it to stop a sinister plan that threatens the entire world of Faerie.


My thoughts

 This was an enchanted story that captivated me from page one and left me thinking about it for weeks after. The plot was fast paced but not overly where it got confusing. I was never confused unless the author wanted me to. The plot also had many twists and turns that I did not see coming. The story was so brilliantly written, the author is now one of my favorites of all time. The characters where very enjoyable. The only problem in this whole book was I could not connect with any of the characters. Don't get my wrong. The characters where good, I just could not connect with them. As many of you know, if I can not not connect with the characters then the book isn't as good. However, with this book the plot and writing where so good I didn't care. Overall, this was a really great book that I will remember far after I read it.

This book got....

4 Butterflies
Beloved, This is a really good book.

Recommended if you like plot and writing, this book might not be as good if you like characters better than the plot and writing.

That's my review, I hope you liked it.
Happy reading.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Review: Defiance by C. J. Redwine

Name: Defiance (Defiance #1)
Author: C. J. Redwine
Released: August 28th 2012
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Page Amount: 403 pages

Goodreads summary

Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city's brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector, her father's apprentice, Logan--the same boy Rachel declared her love for two years ago, and the same one who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but a fierce belief in her father's survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself. But treason against the Commander carries a heavy price, and what awaits her in the Wasteland could destroy her.

At nineteen, Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city's top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor's impulsive daughter. Logan is determined to protect her, but when his escape plan goes wrong and Rachel pays the price, he realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared.

As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can't be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making


My thoughts

    First off, I want to say that I was really disappointed with this book. I have heard so many glowing reviews for this book. So, naturally I was really excited to read this book and when I read the summary I expected it be about this evil commander who lets his people suffer, these two people go against him, they flee so he won't killed them, and they build a army and declare war or something along those lines.
It didn't live up to my expectations, it wasn't even close.

    The plot had so much potential, but sadly the author couldn't do it good. It felt really choppy in a lot of places and the flow of the plot was really bad. The author wanted to get to a certain point, but the way she went from point A and to point B felt really unrealistic. Besides that, the plot was good. It was really suspenseful and there were a lot of twists and turns that I did not see coming.

    However, I for some reason could not get into this book. It's like I didn't care what happened and sadly, I think it was because of the characters. Some of the characters had the same problem as the plot. It was like the author wanted the character to be like this in the beginning and the character to be like this at the ending. The way the author went about doing that felt really unrealistic. So, the character development in this book was really choppy.

    Now the characters themselves, some I liked and some I didn't. One of my favorite characters in this book was Logan. I felt he was really down to earth and realistic. He also did something a lot of characters in this book didn't do and that was stop and think. He thought about what he can and should do, which I really liked about his character. Even though he was a really enjoyable character I for some reason could not connect with him. Which is a really big thing for me. It doesn't matter if I liked the character; if I connected with them, it was fine. Same thing if I liked a character, but I didn't connect with them, then I wouldn't like the book as much.
    Now on to Rachel. I could go on and on about her but to keep it short, I didn't like her. I thought she was a stupid, naive, spoiled brat. I know she went though a lot, but you would think if a person went though what she did they would gain some wisdom. Rachel didn't. At the end, she kind of did, but not  much.  She was also very naive and spoiled in the way where she thought everything would be alright, which you can't really blame her for, but what really made me mad at her, was the way she took no one else's life into consideration. She thought she was saving every one, but she didn't stop to consider if the course of action she wanted to take would hurt or kill someone else. Again I didn't really connect with Rachel.
    Last thing I want to say is how disappointed I was with how the author wrote the world. In the summary you are led to believe that life is awful, but the way the author writes the book I don't really see the awfulness. I saw how bad the commander was, but not how awful every one's life was.

This book got....

2 Butterflies
Boring, not really my kind of book.
I don't really recommend this book.
That's my review, I hoped you liked it.
Happy reading

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (10)

"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 pretty awesome books this week.

Barnes & Noble



I got....
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
I have been wanting to get this book for a while now. I have heard so many things about this book, some of them bad but most of them good. It also seems like everyone else has read this book and I don't want to be left out of the whole hype.
The Adoration Of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson.
When I went into Barnes & Noble I had no intention to get this book, I didn't even know this book existed. So, I was just wondering around the store when I saw this beautifully cover. Come on people, isn't this cover so pretty. I picked it up and read what it was about and I feel in love. This book looks so good.


I got.....
Vampire Academy by Rachelle Mead.
So, there was this big hype about this series and it seems like it is winding down but people still rant and rave about this series. So, I finally decided to get the first book and see what all the hype was about.
Defiance by C. J. Redwine.
 I have wanted to read this book forever now and I ordered it at the library the day after it come out( Since it released in August) but 9 people ordered it before me so I had to wait. Now, it finally come and I am super excited to read it.



I got...
Accordance by Shelly Crane. This is the second book in the Significance Series.
I read Significance a while ago and loved it so much. However, it took me a while to get up the nerve to get this book, because I am so emotionally invested with the characters that I was afraid of what might happen in this book. So, I finally got up the nerve to get this book and I am so excited to read it.
That's all I got this week.
What did you get this week??
Happy reading.

Friday, September 14, 2012

The friday 56 (2) & Follow friday (1)

Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post to Freda's Voice in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It's that simple.

For a few moments, Anita gazed down in sheer astonishment. Then a relieved smile spread across her face. She'd found Even and he was perfectly safe.
Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.
  • Leave your name on the post.
  • Create a post on your own blog that links back to the post (just grab the FF button) visit as many blogs as you can and tell them hello! In their comments.
  • Be sure to follow them and if someone follows you follow back!!!
Q: What hyped up book do you think was not worth all the talk?
    For me that would have to be the Tiger's Curse series. I have heard so many good things about this book and it seemed that everyone who read it loved the series. So, I got it and it was so disappointing. I couldn't even finish the book. I thought the love was cheesy and the characters where so unrealistic and the plot was sooooooo slow. I got to page 280 and barley anything happened. I don't see what all the hype was about.

So, that was my friday fun day.
I hope you liked it.
Happy reading.


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

I am sorry this is late. I have been busy with school and I have been feeling under the weather lately.
 I will try to post more reviews.

Grade: 4 Butterflies
Name: The Goddess Test
Author: Aimee Carter
Released: April 19th 2011
Publisher: Harlequin
Page Amount: 293 pages

Goodreads summary



It's always been just Kate and her mom--and her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear that her mother won't live past the fall.

Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld--and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.

Kate is sure he's crazy--until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she suceeds, she'll become Henry's future bride and a goddess.


My thoughts


    I really enjoyed this book. I really love Greek Mythology, so this book was right up my alley. Although, it was a little bit slow in the beginning, but the pacing got better through out the rest of the book. The overall plot was fantastic. This book had a few twists and turns and most of them I did not see coming. I say most, because I got spoiled with the very last twist and I am really sad about that because I didn't get the full reading experience.

   This book had one of the best plot lines I have read and the author did it so well. I was afraid when I started reading this, because there are so many ways to write Greek mythology wrong, and so little ways to write it well. Aimee Carter did it perfectly; there wasn't a moment in this book where I stopped and thought to myself "this is so cheesy and bad". I now just really love her writing, I think she is a wonderful writer.
   The characters in this book where alright. I thought that the main character Kate was very brave to do what she did and the kind of love she has for her mother was such a nice thing to read. You know what I mean, there aren't many YA books that I have seen, where the main part of the plot was about how much a daughter loves her mother and I just feel that YA needs more books with that in it.
     I thought Henry was a little bit boring and one dimensional. It was like he was just there and nothing more. I couldn't connect with his character because it was like he had no emotions; it was really weird.

    Over all, this was a really great book with a plot that captivated me from the beginning, with a writer that I am now a huge fan of, and characters that where decent.

This book got...

4 Butterflies
Beloved, I really liked this book.
Recommended if you like Greek Mytholgy, if you like plots better than characters, and wonderfull writing. 
That's my review, Sorry it was so late.
Happy reading.