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

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (19)

This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Top Ten Words/Topics That Instantly Make Me Buy/Pick Up A Book (thanks to Karin at My Life In Books for this topic & graciously letting us use it)

This was really easy this week. All of these popped in my head instantly so it wasn't that hard to think of them. 

Witches/Magical beings.

I love books with witches in it. I love to see how the interprets their own thing about witches. 

Love stories
I am a sucker for love stories. And truth be told if I know book doesn't have a love story and any shape or form in it I will most likely not even read it.

I found my love in fairies through the Wondrous Strange series. I love all of the books with fairies in it. And like witches I love to see how the authors do their own thing with faires. 

Robin Hood
I love the story of Robin Hood. I just love it!!

This whole idea fasinates me and again I love to see how different authors put their own spin on it.

Soul mates
Again I love soul mates in books. Its the only reason I picked up the Significance series by Shelly Crane. And I am really glad I did, because its a amazing!!

Bad Boys
This is another thing I am a sucker for. However, if I know a book has a bad boy doesn't mean I instantly want to read it just because of that. It goes higher on my TBR list, but it doesn't guarantee I'm going to read it that instant.

I love mythology and am constantly looking for more books with it in it. So, if I see this in the summary I will pick up that book.

I really like re-tellings of fairy tales. However, there are some, like Cinderella, that have been done so many times that like the bad boys will make it go up on my TBR list, but won't guarantee I'm going to read it soon.

Last but not least assassins. *Sigh* Assassins books, some of the most butt-kicking books I have read. Whenever the summary says assassins I will read that book. Assassin books are guaranteed to have some butt-kicking main characters and some awesome fight scenes. I love em. 

That's my list, what was yours?
Happy reading

Monday, April 29, 2013

Review: Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin.

Name: Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac
Author: Gabrielle Zevin
Source: My Bookshelves
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Pages: Hardcover 288 pages

Goodreads summary

If Naomi had picked tails, she would have won the coin toss. She wouldn’t have had to go back for the yearbook camera, and she wouldn’t have hit her head on the steps. She wouldn’t have woken up in an ambulance with amnesia. She certainly would have remembered her boyfriend, Ace. She might even have remembered why she fell in love with him in the first place. She would understand why her best friend, Will, keeps calling her “Chief.” She’d know about her mom’s new family. She’d know about her dad’s fiancĂ©e. She never would have met James, the boy with the questionable past and the even fuzzier future, who tells her he once wanted to kiss her. She wouldn’t have wanted to kiss him back.
But Naomi picked heads.

I've heard some good things about this book. I was on the fence whether or not to read it, because contemporaries are just not my thing. Then I thought of how the contemporaries I do love were me taking a chance on them. So, I took a chance on this one, hopeing that it will be good. The end result wasn't very good. This book was such a disappointment.

First off I want to say that this book as a whole was decent. It was written well, the characters where nice, the story was very good. However, it's getting 2 Butterflies, because it wasn't my kind of book.  There was also a few problems with the book, but why I am giving it such a low rating is the simple fact that is wasn't my kind of book.

What made it not my kind of book was the plot. I picked this book up, because it sounded interesting. And I took a chance on it, because really emotional books just aren't really my thing. I finally found out why this is. Because most of the emotional books I read are just to vague. The author focuses more on the emotions aspects then the physical aspects of people. If that makes sense. I started out really loving this book, because this book wasn't like that. There was emotion, but not to much emotion. And the plot was good for a while.

You are probably thinking why did I give it such a low rating if it started out great. That is because of in the middle of the book the plot just stopped. The beginning of the plot was where Naomi was learning about her life that she can't remember. And the author did that well, you where engaged in the story. Then the plot slowed to a crawl. She was falling for James and she said "screw the past, I am who I am" I was fine with it, but that cause the plot to stop for a while. It was just her living her life and it picked back up after a while (a long while) and it was interesting, but not enough to save it from that middle at least for me. I just don't like books where the main characters just live their lives. It would have been fine if she was going through some emotional things, but by then she basically resolved all of those.

Also, I would have been fine with the middle, because I really like love stories, but the way this was written prevented me from connecting with their relationship. Actually it prevented me from connecting with anything. This book was written like Naomi was sitting right by you and told you this story of a part of her life. the story was in past tense and Naomi (Older Naomi) was narrating it. Books like that are fine, but I don't feel like I'm in the story. I felt so distant with this whole book. Whenever Naomi was feeling sad, angry, or whatever I didn't feel it. I felt nothing.  Most of you know that I need to feel connected to either the characters or the plot, but I felt nether in this book.

The only thing I really loved in this book was the relationships in it. I liked how it wasn't just falling in love it was also moving on. I can't really say much more without spoilers, but I just like how the author went on another more realistic path than most love stories goes on.

 One last thing I don't like.....vague the ending was. It didn't really end anything. I feel in stand-alones the ending has to wrap up at least most of the book. And this one didn't. It felt like an end of a chapter then ans ending for a book. I need closure in the ending of books and this ending didn't really have any of that.

I would recommend this book to people who like really slow books about peoples life and don't mind not feeling super close to the characters. However, if you aren't both of those, then I would tell you to skip this book, because while it is written well, it will disappoint.

This book got...

2 Butterflies
Boring, not really my kind of book.

Happy reading.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Stacking the Shelves (38)

"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 had a really good book week. The box of books I ordered form amazon came this week!! I am really excited for all of them! I also got in the mail a book I won, I am really excited to read that one!


Insomnia by J.R Johansson
I won this in a giveaway on the author's blog (HERE). And I am so excited to read this!!! It looks so good! This one comes out June 13.


Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin.
I've heard some really great things about this one and I was going to buy it last week, but decided not to. When I went on amazon to order a few things this one was in their Bargain Books for 3.60. That defiantly beats 10 bucks at Barnes & Noble. So, I started this one already and it was good until I started hating the main character. I can't stand this girl.

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy.
I read and reviewed this already (review HERE) I loved this book. So, I wanted my own copy and you never know with online shopping whether or not your going to like the copy and I really like this copy. So, I'm happy about that.

This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
I bought this one and the last two, because I just read the Great Gatsby (Review) and loved his writing. So, I wanted to read some more of his books. So, I got them.

Tales from the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
This is just a few of his short stories and I got this mainly, because it has The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. I watched this movie and Loved it, I also cried about ten times. I never knew this was a book (well short story) I really want to read this story. I also like this copy, but the text has the font of a type writer. Which I am wary about, because I can read it, but it would take me a while to get used to it.

The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
This one just looks good. Thats all I really have to say.

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

Friday, April 26, 2013

Friday 56 (29) & Feature Friday (28)

Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice

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*Turn to page 56.

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I didn't even turn off the ignition, I just slammed the door and ran straight to my room. Dad followed me. "Naomi, wait! I want to talk for a second". I turned slowly. "What?"

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Q:  Is there a song that reminds you of a book?  Or vice versa?  What is the song and book?

This was was easy, because I am in love with music. This one was easy. There is most likely more then just these three that remind me of books, but they where the first in my mind. 

1. Change by Taylor Swift. This one reminds me of every signal destopion book out there. It just has that uprising feel to it. You could play it when they defeated the bad government or while their fighting the government. The best part to play it is when the government gets a win. Wins a battle. And the people are trying to fight back. 

2. Almost Lover by A Fine Frenzy. This reminds me of Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins. This sums up Anna's and Kai's relationship toward the end of the book. And whenever I listen to it this book flashes in my mind.

3.Come Away To the Water by Maroon 5. This reminds my of the Hunger Games. If you listen to the lyrics it just reminds me of the reaping. 

4. Radioactive by Imagine Dragons. This one reminds me of Divergent by Veronica Roth. The epicness of this song is so close to epicness that is Divergent. 

That's my answer, what was yours?
Happy reading

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Review: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Grade4.5 Butterflies
Name: Hex Hall (Hex Hall #1)
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
Pages: Hardcover 323

Goodreads summary

Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father--an elusive European warlock--only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.
By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire student on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.
As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her.

     I read this a long time ago and fell in love with it!! I love everything about it. It's humor, the plot, the characters, the writing and just about anything else you can think of. It's just a fun, enjoyable, lovable book. It's a book that will catch your attention and keep it. It will get you emotionally involved with it and then it will tear out you heart with the shock at the end. It's just a great book!!!

     Before I go any farther I want to say that this book does have it flaws. The plot, while its very engaging  is not the most epic plot out there. The characters, while they where fun and well written, they weren't the most memorable. The writing, while fun, doesn't blow you away, but I didn't care about any of that. This book made me fall in love with it despite it's flaws. It's like an Ewok (from Star Wars) their the most adorable thing out there. And you know there not the best warriors, but you don't care, because their just so adorable. This book was just like that.

     The plot, like I said up there wasn't the best I have ever read, but non-the less it is still fun, enjoyable, and enchanting. It is a fast paced book, but not to fast where your head starts spinning. It also had some twists and turns that I didn't see coming (that ending). Like I said before, you are engaged in this plot, you are invested in the characters life, any book with that in it is so much better.

     Like I said up there, the characters weren't the most memorable, except Sophie & Archer. Sophie is the snark queen. She is what made the humor in this book. You laugh about three times a chapter, because of her. She is also a character that you can't help but admire, she just has all of these qualities that makes her an awesome person. I just loved her!

     One of the things I really liked about this was how the author wrote all of the creatures. Somethings where cliche, but she added her own things to them. Like how the vampires communicate and the shifters. I also liked how the werewolves were werewolves. They were the Hollywood version that we all grew up with, instead of just wolves.

     The last thing I want to talk about is the relationship between Sophie and Archer. I loved the exchanges they had, they were so fun to read. They also had something that very few fictional couples have and that is chemistry. You could just feel their chemistry on the pages. It seems like very few fictional characters have this. It made reading this book so much better. I also liked how, even though Sophie was attracted to Archer they fell in love over time. I love books that do that.

     I would recommend this book to everybody. It is such a great book! and while it does have some flaws it will make you look over them with it's lovable quality.

This book got...

4.5 Butterflies
Beautiful, this is a great book. 

Recommend if you like: Academy books, mythical creatures, and books with witches.

Happy reading.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Predictions & Hopes (1)

So, I came up with this segment and it is where I'll be spotlighting a couple books and telling you my hopes and predictions for it. The only thing is that the book can't be already released and has to be a next installment in a series. So, its up to date and everybody can join into the discussion, because some people wouldn't be able to join in if your talking about a second book when the forth is already released. Anyway, on to my hopes and predictions. Also, tell my in the comments if you have or know another segment called Hopes and Predictions.

Evertrue by Brodi Ashton.

:No Summary:
We get nothing.

First off I want to say I love this name, it just sounds really cool.

For the cover I predict that it will have a color scheme of white. The first book was tan and red, the second book was black, I think that white is a color that would go great with them. Not to mention white is the color of smoke and all of the other covers has smoke in it.

I hope that the book tells us why Cole did that. I don't know why he would force the girl he loves to do that. When I read that part I thought that he didn't love her, because you don't do that to a person you love. He knew she never wanted that and yet he did it anyway. Then I read the  novella and he does love her. So, why the heck would he do that?? It wasn't in her best interest, what would have been in her best interest would have been to tie her up until Jack died so she wouldn't be in danger. Instead he tricked her and deceived her, you don't do that to the person you love! I hope its revealed why he did it and if the reason was to force her to become queen then there is no hope for him and I hope he just goes away. I know that sounds bad, but if that's the reason then he doesn't deserve her.

I also predict that something is wrong with Jack, did anyone else pick up on that vibe? Something was wrong with him. I'm pretty sure that is going to come into play sometime in this book.  Also a little side note, is this a trilogy or what?

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas.

After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king's contest to become the new royal assassin. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown – a secret she hides from even her most intimate confidantes.

Keeping up the deadly charade—while pretending to do the king's bidding—will test her in frightening new ways, especially when she's given a task that could jeopardize everything she's come to care for. And there are far more dangerous forces gathering on the horizon -- forces that threaten to destroy her entire world, and will surely force Celaena to make a choice. 

Where do the assassin’s loyalties lie, and who is she most willing to fight for?

I hope there is magic is in this book. I was just re-reading Throne of Glass and in the beginning when their going through the forest it talks about magic, fairies, elves, all those kinds of creatures. And I hope in this one there is something to do with those creatures. And that we figure out if Celaena has magic, because I really want to know this.

I also hope that She and  Captain Westfall are thrown into a situation where they have to be together. Where Westfall can learn that she isn't all bad, that she is a good person. And where there relationship blossoms a little more, because I want her to end up with him. I just like him better, and think he is better for her. 

The last thing I hope happens, is I hope the thing with the king is evaluated more. Wouldn't that make an awesome book if she starts to figure that out? I would love it!

That's it, please join in on the discussion about these books on what you think/hope will happen in them in the comments.
Happy reading.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (18)

This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Top Ten Books I Thought I'd Like MORE/LESS Than I Did

This was a pretty easy question this week. The first five are ones I thought I would like and ended up being dissopointed with them. And the last five are ones I thought I wouldn't like and ended up loving.

1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

I just reviewed this book and I really did like this book, but it wasn't as amazing as I thought it would be.

2. Touch of Death by Kelley Hashway.

This was one of my most books for 2013 and it fell flat in everyway. 

3. The Nightmare Affair

This was another one that I thought was going to be amazing, but it wasn't. It was still good, but not really good.

4. The Assassin's curse

Ditto to The Nightmare Affair 

5. Nevermore Kelly Creagh  

This was a DNF for me, I thought I was going to love it, because its based on one of Edger Allen Poe's poem. And I love all of his works. It just wasn't good for me. 

6. Obsidian By Jennifer L. Armentrout
This was the second book I read from her and before this one I didn't have much faith in her, because its about alians. I thought that no one could make a good book about alains, I was so wrong. I love this book and this whole series!

7. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

I picked this one up randomly from the shelf and read it, I loved it!!

8. Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles.
I don't really like contemporaries, there just not my thing. So, I didn't think I would like iit, but I ended up loving it!

9. The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
I started this one and stopped, because it wasn't very fast. I started it again and didn't have any hope that it would be good, but again it was such a good book!!!

10. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy 
I read this for school and all of previous books I read for school where awful  So, I thought this one would also be awful. I was pleasantly surprised that it was good.

Those are my picks. what were yours?
Happy reading.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Review: Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst

Name: Vessel
Author: Sarah Beth Durst
Source: The Library
Publisher Margaret K. McElderry
Pages: Hardcover 424 pages

Goodreads summary

Liyana has trained her entire life to be the vessel of a goddess. She will dance and summon her tribe's deity, who will inhabit Liyana's body and use magic to bring rain to the desert. But when the dance ends, Liyana is still there. Her tribe is furious--and sure that it is Liyana's fault. Abandoned by her tribe, Liyana expects to die in the desert. Until a boy walks out of the dust in search of her.

Korbyn is a god inside his vessel, and a trickster god at that. He tells Liyana that five other gods are missing, and they set off across the desert in search of the other vessels. The desert tribes cannot survive without the magic of their gods. But the journey is dangerous, even with a god’s help. And not everyone is willing to believe the trickster god’s tale.

The closer she grows to Korbyn, the less Liyana wants to disappear to make way for her goddess. But she has no choice--she must die for her tribe to live. Unless a trickster god can help her to trick fate--or a human girl can muster some magic of her own

     This book is like a rollercoaster. It has it's really high aspects and it has it's very low aspects. When I was finished reading this book I had so many mixed emotions. I loved the plot, and I hated the characters. And while Sarah Beth Durst wrote a very enjoyable book, I couldn't give it more then 3 Butterflies because of the beginning.

     The beginning of this book, to put it simply, was bad. The plot wasn't really solid, it just floated around. I could understand this, because in most books the beginning is just to introduce the characters and such. Then the plot slowly seeps in. And that is what happened with this book. However, what I really didn't like was for the first half of this book I hated the characters. Hated them. I didn't like how they just accepted the fact that they where going to die. I can understand why they would do it, but not how they don't question it and not have some ill feelings toward the gods for making them die. Everyone says its fine, because then you go into the dreaming (their afterlife), but if that place is so good why do the gods want to get out of there and into the real world? No one asked this question! Gar!! They just annoyed me.

     However, the characters got better after the first half of the book, I don't know if it's because I learned to tolerate them, or because of character development, but whatever it was it made the characters better so i'm happy. Also, the characters didn't seem real to me, they were a little two dimensional. Everything that was on the surface is all that you got,there wasn't anything deeper in them. However, that aspect of the also withered away as the story progressed.

     I was so annoyed with the characters in the beginning that the only thing that kept me going was the premise of the plot. Like I said, the plot took a while to become a solid plot, but even before that something about the authors writing was enchanting enough to keep me interested until the plot did get going. And when the plot got going it got going. It was super fast, it had mystery, suspense, lots of action and I really loved where it was going, I just loved this plot! However, I was kind of confused, because the tag line for this book is "She'll have to defy the gods in order to save her clan" and that didn't come into play until the very last part of the book. So, that confused me a little.

     Also, a little side note I am really glad that there was a love triangle in this book, because her relationship with Korbyn was built upon the fact that he was a god and he was hot. It developed me than that, but it was built upon that and I really didn't like it. So, I was really glad when the second guy came into the picture.

     All in all, I really enjoyed reading this book, the plot overshadowed the characters and I really liked how the author ended it. I would recommend it to any fantasy fan, but I would also warn them that the characters aren't the best. And if you can get through the first half they will get better and the book will be very enjoyable and good.

This book got...

3 Butterflies
Basic, nothing special.

Recommend if you like:  Fantasy, books with gods in them, and Sarah Beth Durst.

Happy reading

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Stacking the Shelves (37)

"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 had a really nice week, book wise. I didn't buy a signal book, but I did go to my awesome library that deserves an award, because I got so many good books. All of these books (except for Shards & Ashes) have been on my TBR pail for the longest time. I just can't wait to read these!


I got..

The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks.
This looks like such a great, it's about assassins, whats not to like.

Temptation by Karen Ann Hopkins.
I saw a review for this and the blogger made it sound really great. I can't wait to read this!!

The Peculiars by Maureen Doyle McQuerry.
I have heard a lot of mixed things about this one, one reviewer hated it and another loved it. So I guess we'll have to see what side I end up in.

Shards and Ashes by various authors.
So, this is just a book with a lot of short stories in it from some popular authors. I know I am not going to read it from cover to cover,but I will read a few of the short stories inside.

The Archived by Victoria Schwab.
I have wanted to read this since is came out and I have heard nothing but great things about this. So, I really can't wait to read this!

Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst.
I am currently reading this and its good, but there isn't much of a plot so far.


Tragic by J. A. Huss
I am going to be in this book tour and I got a review copy from the author and I know its going to be my next read for sure. This book looks so good!

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

Friday, April 19, 2013

Review: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

A little note before reading on. I said in my review of the Scarlet Pimpernel that I didn't think it was fair to grade Classics, other then to say if it was good or not, because they stood the test of time. So, from now on when I review a classic I will just say whether I recommend it or not. 

Grade: Recommend
Name: The Great Gatsby
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Source: My bookshelves
Publisher: Scribner
Pages: Paperback, 180 pages

Goodreads summary

In 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald announced his decision to write "somethingnew--something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned." That extraordinary, beautiful, intricately patterned, and above all, simple novel became The Great Gatsby, arguably Fitzgerald's finest work and certainly the book for which he is best known. A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Self-made, self-invented millionaire Jay Gatsby embodies some of Fitzgerald's--and his country's--most abiding obsessions: money, ambition, greed, and the promise of new beginnings. "Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter--tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther.... And one fine morning--" Gatsby's rise to glory and eventual fall from grace becomes a kind of cautionary tale about the American Dream.

It's also a love story, of sorts, the narrative of Gatsby's quixotic passion for Daisy Buchanan. The pair meet five years before the novel begins, when Daisy is a legendary young Louisville beauty and Gatsby an impoverished officer. They fall in love, but while Gatsby serves overseas, Daisy marries the brutal, bullying, but extremely rich Tom Buchanan. After the war, Gatsby devotes himself blindly to the pursuit of wealth by whatever means--and to the pursuit of Daisy, which amounts to the same thing. "Her voice is full of money," Gatsby says admiringly, in one of the novel's more famous descriptions. His millions made, Gatsby buys a mansion across Long Island Sound from Daisy's patrician East Egg address, throws lavish parties, and waits for her to appear. When she does, events unfold with all the tragic inevitability of a Greek drama, with detached, cynical neighbor Nick Carraway acting as chorus throughout. Spare, elegantly plotted, and written in crystalline prose, The Great Gatsby is as perfectly satisfying as the best kind of poem.

     I read this book, because I wanted to read more classics and because of the movie. I just never wanted to pay 15$ for a book. Before I bought it I heard a lot of hype about how amazing it is and how its some people favorite book. So, I expected going into this book that it was going to be the best classic and maybe the best book I have read. While it is a very good book, it didn't really stand out to me. It was both beautiful and boring.

    This book is basically about how unfair life can be and how staying in the past can destroy your life. The narrator, Nick, is recounting the summer he meet Jay Gatsby and the events that follow. I really liked how the affair and everything else was told through Nick's eye instead of the people doing the stuff. I found it really interesting to see the affairs and misdeeds of others through the eyes of a very honest man. The contrast between that was very interesting to read.

    The writing in this book is some of the best I have ever read, its just so beautiful. It's able to captive and enchant you with just a few words. The words just flows so flawlessly that it sounds like poetry in some places. And this whole book is quoteable, I have more then twenty quotes from this book that are just amazing.

    The bad thing about this book is that there isn't much of a plot. It got so boring in some places that the only thing that kept me going was the writing. The book isn't a plot based book is what I came up with, its more of thoughts about the unfairity of life and the rich. It was interesting to read, don't get me wrong, but it just wasn't fast paced.

    The characters in this book was so beautifully flawed, they have the flaws that you can see normal people having so it makes you feel for the character  At the end of this book my heart just ached for Gatsby, he was such a fool, but you can see yourself doing exactly what he did and your heart just broke.

    This book is a beautiful written book about how, no matter how hard you try, you can't repeat the past. And if you try it can destroy your life and leave you friendless. Even though it didn't have much of a plot, it was still interesting and the writing will captive you. So, I recommend this classic to everyone.

That's my review, come back tomorrow for Stacking the Shelves.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Review: The lost Queen by Frewin Jones

Grade: Butterflies
Name: The Lost Queen (The Faeire Path #2)
Author: Frewin Jones
Source: My Bookshelves
Publisher: Eos
Pages: Hardcover, 335

Warning: You will get spoiled for the first in the series, The Faeire Path, if you read any farther. Click HERE for my review on it. 

Goodreads summary

Tania is a princess of Faerie.

And now she must return to the Mortal World.

Once upon a time, Tania was an ordinary girl. But then she was swept into another world, where she was the long-lost princess of the elegant and magical court of Faerie, and only she could save the court from great peril.

Now Tania--and her true love, Edric--will go back to the Mortal Realm to seek Queen Titania, lost hundreds of years ago while searching for Tania.

Their return leads to struggles with Tania's much-loved mortal parents and friends as she and Edric try to conceal their secret. But much more serious dangers lurk: The sinister Lord Drake is not yet defeated, they are pursued by dark supernatural forces, and Tania's two worlds are about to collide in amazing and frightening ways she never could have anticipated.

     I have read this whole series about two years ago and loved it (except for the last one) and I am re-reading the whole series and will be reviewing the whole series as I read it. This is the second book and Tania and Edric have been tasked with finding the lost queen, Titania. She is lost some where in the mortal world. So, they go back to the mortal realm and stuff happens.

     What I really love about this whole series is that Tania's mortal parents are there. When she went into the faerie realm for three days they noticed and the where worried sick, like any parent would. Its very common in YA that the parents are basically non-existent so they main character can do whatever happens in the book. I just appreciate that her parents where parents in this book.They grounded her for running away for three days, they where just parents. And her and Edric had to post-pon some of there plans for finding the Queen, because of her parents. I am just really glad that the author put the parents in this book.

     The characters are still great, I still love them all. There all really well written. The writing is still great in this book. The only thing that wasn't great was the plot didn't take off until the last half of the book. The first half was them trying to find the Queen and Tania getting back into the swing of the mortal realm. However, when the plot got going it really got going. It kept you on the edge of your set and never let you go. Also I didn't like how easy everything was for them in there quest. It just seemed to easy.

     This is another captivating book in an enchanting series that I love and hold close to me heart. I just love this series and would recommend it to everybody.

This book got...

 4 Butterflies
Beloved, This is a really good book.

Recomended if you like: Faeries, a worthwhile sequel, and the Wondrous Strange series.

That is my review, I hope you pick this series up, because their worth the read.
Happy reading.