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

Monday, March 31, 2014

Review: Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

Grade4.5 Butterflies
Series: Shatter Me #3
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages: Hardcover, 416 pages

Goodreads Summary

The heart-stopping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, which Ransom Riggs, bestselling author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, called “a thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love.”

With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn’t know if the rebels, her friends, or even Adam are alive. But that won’t keep her from trying to take down The Reestablishment once and for all. Now she must rely on Warner, the handsome commander of Sector 45. The one person she never thought she could trust. The same person who saved her life. He promises to help Juliette master her powers and save their dying world . . . but that’s not all he wants with her.

I will try to make this review spoiler free, but I make no promises

It is no secret that I love this series with all of my heart. It is one of my all time favorite series and I wanted it to end with a bang. I wanted this last book to be amazing and outstanding. So of course I was really nervous that it wouldn't meet my expectations. But I swallowed my fear and jumped right into this book and holy crap this book was amazing!! It was everything I hoped it would be!! I don't know why I ever doubted Tahereh Mafi for a second. This book was amazing!!!

One of the reasons I loved this book was that it improved on some little issues I was having with the series. One of those issues was the world-building or lack of it. It wasn't like Mafi didn't write world-building it was just that Juliette didn't really see the world. However, in this one she really stepped up and really focused on the world, because of this we as the readers got more clarity when reading about the world. It felt like I was able to clearly visualize the setting and the places they went, which wasn't many new places, but still it was great to really see the world.

What really blew me away in this book was the plot. It was amazing!! Just freaking fantastic!! I loved every single second of it!! There wasn't a part that I did not like, at all. It wasn't completely full of action, but it did have more of it then Unravel Me did. Even though it didn't have much action the suspense and drama, among other things, made up for it and kept you on the edge of your seat. It was just an outstanding, captivating, and enchanting plot. I was swept up in this tale and I still am. Even weeks after finishing I am still thinking about it and the characters and everything else about it and I know I will still be thinking about this book, this series for weeks and months and years after this.

Like I said, there was some action in this, which I really enjoyed. However, what really made this plot was the fact that Juliette finally stepped up to the plate and refused to get down. The war finally got going and that was really great to read. I loved how finally they are fighting with Juliette to take down and tear apart the Reestablishment. All the characters where really kick-ass, especially Juliette. She was the star of this book.

That leads me to my next point, Juliette was outstanding in this book!! It was amazing to she got the resolve to stand up for the world. She was so kick-ass in this book that I was amazed. Her character development throughout the whole series is amazing, but we really get to see it in this book. We get to see how far she's come since the first book and it really made me so happy for her. I love her character and I was so glad that she finally stopped letting fear rule her. I just loved that!!

I just didn't love Juliette's character, I loved every character in this book (even though Adam was a jerk in this book I still loved his character). Tahereh Mafi has such a talent for writing characters. She can write some of the most complicated, realistic, and lovable characters. If you need an example just look as Kenji's character. At first he seems the usually funny side character, but throughout the series, and especially in this one, he gets so much depth and he feels like a real person. He is one of my favorite characters in this series.

There was one and only problem I had with this book. So, I didn't like how Juliette's and guy's (I won't tell you which one) relationship was in this book. I still liked them together, I thought that they are really great together, but I felt like something was happening in this one that cheapened their relationship. I won't go into details for fear of accidentally spoiling someone, but just know I wish their relationship developed a bit differently. However, I am still glad he was her final choice.

Spoilery paragraph ahead. Skip this one and go to the net paragraph, just know I liked how the author went about the ending.
Seriously, stop reading this paragraph, there are spoilers. Just skip to the last paragraph. So, what really made this book, what really made this ending of the whole series, was how she went about it. I liked how it was ended. I loved how it was the ending and felt like the ending, but at the same time was not the end of the war. I like how it ended with just the first battle of the war and not the ending of the war. I would have been very disappointed if she wrote it so they won the whole war. I would not have liked that at all and I was really nervous that she was going to do that. So, I am really happy that she ended it during the aftermath of the first battle and left the series on a hopeful note. I was also really impressed that she managed this. I've read many series enders that were suppose to be like this, but the author messed it up. That isn't much of a surprise, Tahereh Mafi is an outstanding and amazing writer.

One last thing, I may be biased with this series. I love these books so much and these characters. So, when reading this I could see the faults it had and I didn't really care. Even after reading it and being away from the story for a little bit I still don't care. I don't care that everyone just went along with the fact that a probably mentally unstable person was going to lead the rebellion. I didn't really care how we got very little facts about how the ending went down; like who the hell was that blond guy she fought. I really didn't care how the battle was to short and she defeated him in like 20 pages. I just love this series to much to have cared about these things.

Overall I was blown away by this book. I felt like it was a really great and wonderful ending to this beloved series, even though I might be biased. It captivated me and tore me to pieces. It made me laugh and made me cry. It filled me with hope and then threw me off a cliff. It has shocked me to my very being and has left me rattled beyond repair. It was an outstanding, brilliant, and utterly amazing book.

This book got....
4.5 Butterflies
Beautiful, this is a great book. 

Happy reading

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Monster Thon: Sign Up and Goals


Hello all, I've been in a little bit of a reading slump lately. So I thought what better way to get over it then a read-a-thon. This one is hosted by The Book Monsters.

The sign up post is HERE.

It starts March 31st and lasts until April 6th.

This can be a Read-A-Thon, a Review-A-Thon, or both. At first I was just going to do the Read-A-Thon, but I've decided to do both. I will read the books and as soon as I finish one I will write it's review. I also hope to add a few Series Reviews in there.

1. I want to read at least 3 books. I don't know how this is going to go considering school. If school is relitivly easy this week I might be able to read even more, if it's a difficult this week I might not even make it to two books.

2. I want to read 2 Graphic Novels. I am almost certain I can do this one.

3. I want to review all the books I read (including Graphic Novels) and write at least two Series Reviews.

The Books:

Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Archived by Victoria Schwab
Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
Amulet Vol. 2: The Stonekeeper's Curse by Kazu Kibuishi
Amulet Vol. 3: The Cloud Searchers by Kazu Kibuishi

Those are my goals. If you are doing this Monster-thon as well, what are your goals?
Happy reading

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Grade: 4 Butterflies
Series: The Lunar Chronicles
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pages: Paperback, 452 pages

Goodreads Summary

This is not the fairytale you remember.

But it’s one you won’t forget.

Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. The police have closed her case. The only person Scarlet can turn to is Wolf, a street fighter she does not trust, but they are drawn to each other.

Meanwhile, in New Beijing, Cinder will become the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive – when she breaks out of prison to stay one step ahead of vicious Queen Levana.

As Scarlet and Wolf expose one mystery, they encounter Cinder and a new one unravels. Together they must challenge the evil queen, who will stop at nothing to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner . . 

I read Cinder last year due to all of the hype around it and when finishing it I was a little disappointed. I think the hype made me have such high expectations around it that it was unfair because it would never be able to meet it. Since I didn't really LOVE the first one I wasn't in a hurry to read Scarlet, even though I heard that it was better then Cinder. However, when this one finally came out in paperback I finally went ahead and bought it and read it. The finally verdict with this book, I liked it. A lot. However, I still had the same mysterious issue with it that I had with Cinder.

So, if you don't know what this book is about even with all the hype around these series, I applaud you. These books are everywhere. But basically, this book is a re-telling of Red Riding Hood. I really liked how the author twisted that story to fit this plot line. I thought it was really inventive and really modern, which, considering this series is set a hundred or so years from now, really fits the story. (Side Note) I also really like how these books aren't just one story. They tell the stories of many people who contribute to the events around them. I just really like how there is one main story line and all of the characters that are shown fit in it. It isn't just Cinder's story, or Wolf's story, it is all of their together. I really like series like that.

I loved the new characters in this book. Don't get me wrong, I loved Cinder, but I think I liked Scarlet better. She was such a fighter!! I have no doubt that if she learned to fight, she would kick-ass. I also really loved how she did was she threatened. If she said she was going to shoot you, she shot you. She didn't bluff when she issued a threat. I also love how she is able to pull her emotions together and do what she needs to do even if she is dying emotionally inside.

I also really liked Wolf, which surprised me considering I didn't feel like he got a lot of depth. We saw his conflicting emotions, sure. We got to read a chapter from his point of view, yes. But I didn't feel like he got enough of depth that he deserved.  However, I still really enjoyed his characters and loved reading from his POV. I really hope we get more character development from him in Cress.

What I love most about this series is the world. This author knows how to be inventive. She also really knows how to craft a world. She gives us just enough information about the world's  history scattered throughout the whole book, that it doesn't feel forced. It slowly broadens our perception of this world, making it feel more realistic each time we read a  new fact about it. Because of how wonderful she built and is building this world, it feels real. It felt so real that when she was talking about the Louvre getting bombed in World War 4 that I got misty eyed. I love art and what the Louvre stands for that I would be devastated if that happened. She also made it feel like I was there in that time frame, after World War 4, that I started regretting the waste of the destruction of the Louvre would cause. Then I caught myself and I'm like: No this didn't happened, the Louvre is still standing. This women is just such an incredible author!!

Now on to the confusing stuff. The plot in this book was enjoyable. I loved reading it. However, whenever I put it down I didn't feel the urge to pick it back up. I don't know if this was because of the pacing (doubtful) or what. It may be because this book didn't captivate or enchant me. I was interested in the plot and what was going to happen next, if that character would survive or not, but I was never full invested into it. I never fell into this story and lost myself in it. The same thing happened while reading Cinder. I'm just not reading the spark that everyone else is and I hate it! I want to love these books, I want to be captivating and hold prisoner by them, but I'm not.

None the less, I still really enjoyed this one. I thought it was a fabulous continuation to this story  and I can not wait to read what happens next. I was so happy to read that Cinder will be stepping it up in the next one; I cant wait to see her kick same alien ass in the next one! I would suggest this series to anyone who hasn't read them yet, but be for warned that they might not live up to your expectations. However, they still are thoroughly enjoyable.

This book got...
 4 Butterflies
Beloved, This is a really good book.

Happy Reading

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Series Review: The Leaving Paradise series by Simone Elkeles

Books 1: 5 Butterflies
Book 2: 4 Butterflies  
Average/Series: 4.5

Book 1~ Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles

Goodreads Summary 

Nothing has been the same since Caleb Becker left a party drunk, got behind the wheel, and hit Maggie Armstrong. Even after months of painful physical therapy, Maggie walks with a limp. Her social life is nil and a scholarship to study abroad—her chance to escape everyone and their pitying stares—has been canceled.

After a year in juvenile jail, Caleb’s free . . . if freedom means endless nagging from a transition coach and the prying eyes of the entire town. Coming home should feel good, but his family and ex-girlfriend seem like strangers.

Caleb and Maggie are outsiders, pigeon-holed as "criminal" and "freak." Then the truth emerges about what really happened the night of the accident and, once again, everything changes. It’s a bleak and tortuous journey for Caleb and Maggie, yet they end up finding comfort and strength from a surprising source: each other.

Warning: There will be spoilers in book two's summary. There isn't any in the review, but there are some in this summary.

Book 2~ Return to Paradise by Simone Elkeles 

Caleb Becker left Paradise eight months ago, taking with him the secret he promised to take to his grave. If the truth got out, it would ruin everything.

Maggie Armstrong tried to be strong after Caleb broke her heart and disappeared. Somehow, she managed to move on. She's determined to make a new life for herself.

But then Caleb and Maggie are forced together on a summer trip. They try ignoring their passion for each other, but buried feelings resurface. Caleb must face the truth about the night of Maggie's accident, or the secret that destroyed their relationship will forever stand between them.

Book 1:
I have always been cautious with contemporaries. They are always a hit or miss with me; I either really love it or I don't like it at all. So I was a little nervous when starting this, but I am really glad I read it because I loved it!!! I read this book a little over a year ago and it is still one of my favorite contemporaries I have read. It was a touching, emotional love story.

I loved how the theme of this book was to forgive and move forward. It was also masterfully executed. This women knows how to write a book and bring the reader on a rollercoaster of emotions. I loved every second of reading this, even though it wasn't the fastest pace book I ever read. You just get captivated with Caleb and Maggie's story and you can't help but root for them. You are swept into this story and you get so attached to these characters because they are so real. They have so much depth and the character development was amazing. Both of them grow as a person as the story progresses and that was so amazing to read!!

Overall, I really loved this and I'm glad it has a sequel. The ending didn't have enough closure for me and so I was glad to find out that there was a continuation of the story.

Book 2:
I loved Leaving Paradise and so this one had a high par to compare to and sadly it didn't reach it. Even though this was a goo and enjoyable ending to this story, it didn't blow my away like Leaving Paradise. 

The characters in this book were just as good as in the first one. There wasn't as much character development as there was in the first, but that's just because they were both in such bad places in the first that they had a lot of room for improvement. In this one they both went though such development in the first that they didn't have a whole lot left to develop during this story. However, they still had some character development.

I also really liked how their relationship continued. I like the direction it went and the plot in general. Again you can't help but root for them. You root that they can mend their relationship and be happy together. You just want these characters to be happy because they've had such crap going on the last few years in their lives.

This was a really good and enjoyable ending the Caleb and Maggie's story. It wasn't as good as the first one, but the first one was so good not many books can pass it.

Leaving Paradise has a special place in my heart. It was one of the first one YA contemporaries that I really loved. I love Caleb and Maggie's story. It was touching and wonderfully written. Even though the second one wasn't as good I still thought that it was still a great ending to the story. As a whole this story was amazing and I loved seeing Caleb and Maggie develop as people. If you love contemporaries read this one and if you don't....still read this one. 

Recommended if you like contemporaries, love stories, and Simone Elkeles.

Happy reading

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (47)


This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Top Ten Things On My Bookish Bucket List (could be blogging related, book related etc. -- meeting authors, reading x many books per year, finishing a daunting book, etc.)

I only have a few things on my Bookish Bucket List, so this isn't the longest of lists.

Visit BEA (BookExpo America)
I have always wanted to visit this. It sounds so fun and it would be so great to see everything. However, since I am poor and live seven states away I haven't been able to go there yet and probably won't be able to go there for a while.

Read Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
This is a big, big, big book. It is huggeeee. I really want to read it because everyone who has read it says it's amazing, bu..but it's really long. I'm so afraid of it!!

Read 100 books in one year
I have been trying to do this one for years. Last year I got pretty close; I read 91 books. However, this isn't a very strict goal. My whole thought process is if I get it I get it. I don't stress about it or beat myself up if I don't get it.

Read the whole Jane Austen collection.
I love Pride and Prejudice and sadly that is the only book I've read of hers. So, summer of last year I decided I wanted to read all of her books. However, I still haven't read more then one of her books. But I will read all of her books, or at least two more of them, before this year is out.

Read all of J. R. R. Tolkien books's or just the Lord of the Rings series 
I love the movies and I am obsessed with the Hobbit movies, but I still haven't read the series. I've read the Hobbit, which I loved, but I have yet to even pick up one of the LOTR books. I also really just want to read all of his books. He is such a good writer and I want to see what happens in each of his books.

That's my Top Ten Five bookish things on my bucket list, what's on yours?
Happy reading

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Stacking the Shelves (75)

"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 broke my ban a little bit. However, since the book I bought was really cheap I'm not counting it.

Maus 1: A Survivor's Tale & Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spielgelman
I've been wanting to read these two for the longest time. They sounded wonderful and I have only heard amazing things about them. So, naturally, I wanted to read them.I freaked out when I saw them on the shelf at my library. I will be reading these soon.

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigaulpi
I heard very few things about this one, even though it won a ton of awards. However, what I did hear about sounded interesting. So when I saw it on the bargain shelf at a thrift store I had to get it. To top it off, this was only $1. That's right, this hardcover award winning book was only one dollar. I will be reading this one soon, maybe not this month but probably next month

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

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (46)

This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

 Top Ten Books On My Spring 2014 TBR List (to be read list)

This was pretty easy. I have a very defined list of books I want to read this spring.

The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
I've recently bought this and I can't wait to read it! I've heard nothing but praise for this book!

The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sasnderson
I loved the first one, The Final Empire, and I've heard that this one is even better. So, of course I'm going to be reading this one soon.

The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa Released day: April 15th 2014
I will be really sad to see this series go, but I still can't wait to read this one!! I need to know how it ends.

The Bronze Horseman by Paulina Simons
I bought this one a while ago and I really am interested to see what happens. I've heard that this one is a touching, emotional story and I really want to read it.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
I've been re-reading this series this year and this is the next one in the series. I will probably be reading this one in April, since I already read Prisoner of Azkabane this month.

Cress by Marrisa Meyer
Just finished Scarlet, review later this week, and I really want to see what happens next in this series!

Evertrue by Brodi Ashton
I've heard some mixed things for this one, which is why I have yet to read it. But I will get to this one soon. I want to see how this series ends.

Half-Bad by Sally Green
This one just looks really interesting. I've also been seeing a few positive reviews for it, so that's a plus.

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
I need to read this. I will read this one, I swear.

Override by Heather Anastasiu
I really want to continue this series. The first one was pretty good, so I want to read this one soon.

That was my top ten, whats yours?
Happy reading

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Stacking the Shelves (74)

"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've been faithful to by buying ban for a while now. So, I don't have a big haul considering its been a while since my last haul. However, I did get quite a few books from the library and I don't count library books in my ban so I didn't worry about it. 

I also got a few books for my birthday, I got a gift card which is where I got most of them. I love all of them! However, one is a nonfiction, but I decided to show it here anyway because I really love that I got it!! 

Library Books-

The Princess Bride by William Goldman
I've heard some really good things about this one and since I'm getting into fantasy I decided to get this one. I hope I can read this soon. 

Gravity by Melissa West
I've heard some mixed things about this one, but I decided to try it anyways. I really want to see what side of the reviews I'll be on. 

The Broken Hearted by Amelia Kahaney 
I haven't heard much about this one. I saw it on a few blogs when it came out, but besides that I didn't really know much about it. However, when I saw it at the library and read the summary I got it. It looks pretty good.

The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna 
I've wanted to read this since it came out, but it wasn't high on my TBR pile so I never get it before now. I was so excited to see it at the library that I had to get it. This is going t be one of my next reads for sure.

Promise of Shadows by Justina Ireland
I haven't heard a single thing about this one. I've never seen this book before now, but when I saw it at the library I had to get it. Guys, this summary looks so freaking awesome!! A Half-god assassin, hell yes!

Birthday Books-

The Children of Hurin by J. R. R. Tolkien
I've recently been getting more and more into the Lord of the Rings. So I had to get this. I am really freaking excited to read this one!! However, I was surprised at how thin it is, I thought it would be a little bit longer. It's not even 300 pages long. 

The Cloud Searches & The Stonekeeper's Curse by Kazu Kibishi 
I read the first in this series a long while ago and I'm finally getting the rest of them. These books are just so pretty I wish I got them sooner. This series is also really good. I loved the first so much!! I can't wait to continue the series!! And if you are into Graphic Novels or are looking to get into Graphic Novels, read this series. Read it now!! It is so good!!!

Leonardo's Notebooks
This is a collection of pictures and translations from Leonardo Da Vinci's notebooks. If you don't know or haven't guessed by now, I am an art freak. I love art, I love making it, I love studying it, I just love it!! I am currently doing a AP Art History course for school and I'm loving it. I am just obsessed with anything art. So naturally I was freaking excited to get this!! I love this book, it is the Holy Grail of books for me.


Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
I read the Final Empire by him and loved it!! I've been wanting to read more of his books. So, of course I had to get his debut. I can't wait to start this one!!

The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
I've been getting more and more into fantasy (if you couldn't tell). So, I browsed the fantasy section in Barnes and Noble and found this one. It sounded pretty good, so I thought why not?

The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas
I am in love with this book! I haven't even read it, but I know the novelles in it will be amazing. And the cover, the cover is gorgeous! I will be reading this one as soon as I'm done with my current read. 

The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
I have been looking forward to this one since the cover released last year. So I got my hands on this one as soon as I could. I can't wait to start this one!! It looks so freaking great!!

That's what I got since my last haul, what did you get?
Happy reading

Friday, March 14, 2014

Review: Lady Thief by A. C. Gaughen

Grade: 4.5 Butterflies
Series: Scarlet #2
Author: A. C. Gaughen
Publisher: Walker Children
Pages: Hardcover, 308 pages

Goodreads Summary

Scarlet’s true identity has been revealed, but her future is uncertain. Her forced marriage to Lord Gisbourne threatens Robin and Scarlet’s love, and as the royal court descends upon Nottingham for the appointment of a new Sheriff, the people of Nottingham hope that Prince John will appoint their beloved Robin Hood. But Prince John has different plans for Nottingham that revolve around a fateful secret from Scarlet’s past even she isn’t yet aware of. Forced to participate at court alongside her ruthless husband, Scarlet must bide her time and act the part of a noblewoman—a worthy sacrifice if it means helping Robin’s cause and a chance at a future with the man she loves. With a fresh line of intrigue and as much passion as ever, the next chapter in Scarlet’s tale will have readers talking once again.

Scarlet was on of my top favorite books from last year. I loved it to bits!! So, of course I had to get my hands on and start reading Lady Thief as soon as I could. I was a little nervous going into this one, because I heard that it wasn't as good as Scarlet and Scarlet was so great that there was a good chance that this wouldn't be up to par with it. So, naturally I was nervous that this wouldn't meet my expectations. I should not have doubted this author!! This book was so freaking amazing!! It was an outstanding sequel with an brilliant plot that was written wonderfully!! Everything in this book was incredible!!

So, this book picks up two months after the event at the end of Scarlet. This fact surprised me a little. I thought that it was going to start right after she gets married and the main conflict of the book would be her coping with the fact that she's married. No, not even close. She almost accepts that fact that she's married and she thinks so can't do anything about this. I just didn't think this book was going that direction. Actually this book went no where that I thought it was going to go. The plot was somewhat predictable, but overall I had no idea what was going to happen, at all, which was great to read.

Speaking of the plot, this book took me on a rollercoaster ride. So many things happened!! Even though it wasn't action packed 100 percent of the time, it was still fast paced. I got through this book in two days. That is a short time considering I was swamped with homework at the time. Not only did this book capture my attention it was so emotional. I got so attached to the characters in the first book and that only grew in this book. So it was really hard and sad to see them going through this shit. It was just so unfair on how these character's lives went. None of these characters deserves to have this sucky life and it broke my heart in half to see them suffering. Add that to the fact that the ending didn't just broke, but crashed on and burned the pieces of my heart. I didn't want him to die!! Why did you kill him author, why!!!

Like you could probably guess, I love these characters!! This author knows how to write amazingly complex and realistic characters. I don't feel like these where just made up characters that an author made up, they felt like actually people that were trapped between these pages. They had so much depth and they felt so realistic and relatable. It look forward to reading this series just for the characters. I love them so much!!

This author knows what the hell she's doing. Not only was she able to write some freaking awesome characters and made you fall in love with them, she did freaking fantastic with this world!! The world building was in that perfect between where it wasn't to much explanations where you got bored, but it wasn't to little that you got frustrated. She wrote this world so wonderfully that you could see  everything so clearly, it was fantastic!! Not only that, but she wrote the mood so well. It was like you could not only see the world, but feel it as well. You could see the buildings and the forest and the town's people and you could also feel the hopelessness and suffering that flows through the air as if it was the wind. This world just felt so amazingly real.

Last thing I want to talk about is the romance. In the first book we were reading about Scarlet and Robin denying the fact that they love each other. They where avoiding it and just didn't want to go there in the chance the other one didn't love them back. But in this book we get to see them together and it was so great to read! Scarlet and Robin are perfect together. You can feel their chemistry and their love for each other coming off the pages. They balance each other out and they bring the best out of each other. They where also so cute together!! I loved reading their scenes, because the cuteness and love that comes off the pages could kill someone.

I loved this book! I think I might of liked it better then the first one. I was sitting here writing this review trying to remember anything I didn't like about this book, but I kept coming up blank. This book was just outstanding, this whole series so far as been so freaking good!! If you have yet to read this series, just what are you doing with your life? Read these books now!

This book.....

4.5 Butterflies
Beautiful, this is a great book. 

Happy reading

Friday, March 7, 2014

It's My Birthday!!

Hello, I am posting to say that it's my birthday today. Yay!!

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This is me right now

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I was like this all day

Since it's my birthday I won't be posting at all this weekend, because I'm going to be doing fun stuff with my family. So, no Stacking the Shelves tomorrow, even though I got a few books this week. However, next week I will post my birthday book haul, so no fret.

I hope you guys have a wonderful weekend.
Happy reading

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (45)

This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Top Ten Popular Authors I've Never Read

This is going to be a long list. It seems that I don't often read hyped up books all that often. However, at least one book from each author is on my TBR pile

John Green
Before you pick up the pitch forks and torches know I plan to read The Fault in Our Stars before the movie comes out in June. Even though I don't like read sad books I will force myself to read this one!

Ellen Hopkins
I actually own a book from her, Burned, and I don't know why I haven't read it yet. It sounds really good and I've been meaning to pick it up ever since I got it. However, again I plan to read this one pretty soon.

G. R. R. Martin
You can't blame me for this. He writes huge books and my life has been, for the past lots of months, crazy. So I don't really want to try and read a 800 some page book until summer. Although, when summer comes I will defiantly be reading Game of Thrones.

Neil Gaiman
I've heard nothing but praise for this guy's books, but alas I have yet to read a book by him. I don't even own a book by him, it's sad really.

Marcus Zusak
I know, I know! He wrote The Book Thief and yes that means I haven't read it yet. Gasp, I know. I am actually really ashamed about this. I've heard just amazing things about this one and the movie looks awesome, but I haven't read it yet. I actually have the book and I've picked it up many times just to put it back down. However, I will read it either this month or next month.

Richelle Mead
Yes, I haven't read the Vampire Academy series. I just don't have any drive to read this series. I don't know if it's because I don't want to read about vampires or because I've been spoiled so much on this series, but either way I don't think I will ever read this series unless someone gifts me the books.

Paullina Simons
I am really ashamed for this one. Her books sound outstanding and amazing and I even own the first onein her The Bronze Horseman series and I haven't read it. However, this is another one that I plan to read in summer.

That's my top ten, what's yours?
Happy reading

Monday, March 3, 2014

March TBR

Hello, this month is going to be hectic for me. Last month I said the same thing, because I thought I had to write 2 research papers in February, I was wrong. I have to write them this month. They shouldn't be to bad though, because they should be relatively short papers, but a papers a paper.
Due to this I will not be putting a lot of books on this TBR pile. 

The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Crash Into You by Katie McGarry
Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout

So, that's all the books I hope to get through. I think I will start with Sentinel because I've put it off long enough. I keep putting it off and off but god dammit I will read it!!! Bu but I'm afraid of what happens!

That's my March TBR, what's yours?
Happy reading

Sunday, March 2, 2014

February Warp-Up

This month was a really good month!! I read more books then I thought I was going to and while school is still kicking my butt I've found a balance. So I'm in a pretty good rhythm of school, social life, and me time and considering that in the last few months I've been swamped with school work this is a good feeling to have.

I read 7 books this month which is pretty darn good in my opinion. I also liked and loved all the books I read. There was one meh book, but besides that I read some good books.

Books read: 7
Naruto volume 40 by Masashi Kishimoto| Great!
(Re-read) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling| 4.5 Butterflies
Chantress by Amy But;er Greenfield| 3 Butterflies
Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi| 4..5 Butterflies
Cruel Beauty by Rosemund Hodge| 4 butterflies
Lady Thief by A. C. Gaughen| 4.5 Butterflies
(Re-read) Katie's Hellion by Lizzy Ford| 4 Butterflies

Book of the month.
Lady Thief by A. C. Gaughen.

February's book of the month was so freaking hard to decide. On one hand there's Ignite Me that was an amazing book and then there's Lady Thief which was another amazing book. It was just so hard to decide!! So I ended up flipping a coin and Lady Thief won.

Reviews: 5
Neverfall by Brodi Ashton
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
Chantress by Amy Bulter Greenfield 
The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Series Review:
The Assassin's Curse series by Cassandra Rose Clarke 

So, I did better with posting reviews this month, I still didn't like how much I posted. So, I will again try and post more reviews in March. I also started posting my series reviews and I am really excited to write and post more of these.

That's how my month went, how did February go for you?
Happy reading