Sunday, March 6, 2011

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Published: February 1, 2011


Source:Present for Valentines Day

5 out of 5

Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads:

Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn't understand that once love, the deliria, blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the government demands that all citizens recieve the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she'll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy. But with ninety- five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.
This book definately deserved a 5 out of 5. I have heard so much of how beautiful Lauren Oliver's writing is, but I have never been able to put my opinion in since I have never read any of her books. I have to say that I agree 100%. Her words are phenominally woven with breath-taking characters and a strong plot. This book ended with me being mad, and I was as confused as Lena at the end. I AM so glad that there is going to be another book coming out, the only bad thing is that it isn't coming out till next year. I know I will certainly stick up for the author and this book because they both are great.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness

Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness

Published September 28, 2010

Publisher Candlewick Press

4 out of 5 stars

Source: Christmas present

Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads;

"War," says the Mayor. "At last." Three armies march on New Prentisstown, each one intent on destroying the others. Todd and Viola are caught in the middle, with no chances of escape. As the battles commence, how can they hope to stop the fighting? How can there ever be peace when they're hopelessly outnumbered? And if war makes monster of men, what terrible choices await? But then a third voice breaks into the battle, one bent on revenge.


This book was just an exceptional story that I seemed to take forever to read. I know that is horrible, but I ruined my experience by reading a spoiler (that WAS NOT even correct)! I know scoff at them too for being a spoiler and a person who cannot get the facts right. Oh, how I love Todd. Hey is just what makes the Chaos Walking triology pretty awesome along with the Mayor and his twisted mind. This book was really, really awesome! The ending makes me respect and want to give Patrick Ness a round of applause. The ending was an ending that was mostly definite and leaving it up to your imagination. I just want to say that the review that I read with the spoiler makes me wonder if that person even read the book because Patrick Ness gives you doses all along with the story so you know what is happening with Todd at the end, and Patrick does make sure that you do know what will happen beyond the last page. I do RECOMMEND this book to everyone. IT IS THE BOMB!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

UM . . .

Hello, everyone. This is just a post of randomness. I wanted to tell you that sometime this weekend probally you should expect two reviews to come up which are Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness and Delirium by Lauren Oliver. They both were super duper good books.
I have a question for you. Would you like for me to start doing videos also like of my bookshelf and exc. ? If I actually get good response on the questen then I will start posting videos on here first, and if all goes well I will then make a Youtube and do reviews and stuff on there also. I guess that is it. I hope that everyone is having a great week and will have an awesome weekend!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
Published:June 7, 2010
Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
4 out of 5
Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads:
Scarlett March lives to hunt the Fenris - the werewolves that took her eye when she was defending her sister Rosie from a brutal attack. Armed with a razor-sharp hatchet and blood-red cloak, Scarlett is an expert at luring and slaying the wolves. She's determined to protect other young girls from a grisly death, and her raging heart will not rest until every single wolf is dead.
Rosie March once felt her bond with her sister was unbreakable. Owing Scarlett her life, Rosie hunts ferociously alongside her. But even as more girls' bodies pile up in the city and the Fenris seem to be gaining power, Rosie dreams of a life beyond the wolves. She finds herself drawn to Silas, a young woodsman who is deadly with an ax and Scarlett's only friend - but does loving him mean betraying her sister and all that they have worked for?
This book was an entertaining, twist on a fairytale. This book I think did not live up to my very high expectations. Those expectations came from me watching Jackson Pearce's Youtube videos. I do not know why this book did not meet those expectations of mine, but some reason it just didn't. That doesn' mean that is wasn't a book that was cute and unique in it's way. I loved how Scarlett was so focused on making the world safer for those who weren't aware of the Fenris. I also loved how she gave the werewolves a name, Fenris. I think that it was very cool how all of the Fenris were all a certain kind of person. I have to say that I very much did not like the end of the book because of what Rosie did. I do recommend if you like twists on fairytales and killing of Fenris. :)

Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink

Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink
Published: August 1, 2009
3 out of 5 stars
Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads;
Sixteen-year-old Lia Milthorpe and her twin sister Alice have just become orphans, and, as Lia discovers, they have also become enemies. The twins are part of an ancient prophecy that has turned generations of sisters against each other. To escape from a dark fate and to remain in the arms of her beloved boyfriend James, Lia must end the prophecy before her sister does. Only then will she understand the mysterious circumstances of her parents' deaths, the true meaning of the strange mark branded on her wrist, and the lengths to which her sister will go to defeat her.
Michelle Zink is an author that knows how to do imagery. This story is one another of those stories about good and evil and angels in the mix. I liked the whole idea of the prophecy. This whole book was a good solid book. It was not the best of the books I have ever read, but the story had an original feel. I think that if you like amazing imagery, a character that you wished that wasn't evil, a little bit of the tearing up in the eyes, and a story that is fast to get through; then, this book is one for you.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (2)

Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
Publishing date: February 22, 2011
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads;
Ari can't help feeling lost and alone. With teal eyes and freakish silver hair that can't be changed or destroyed, Ari always stood out. And after growing up in foster care, she longs for some understanding of where she came from and who she is.
Her search for answers uncovers just one message from her long dead mother: Run. Ari can sense that someone, or something, is getting closer than they should. But it's impossible to protect herself when she doesn't know what she is running from or why she is being pursued.
She knows only one thing: she must return to her birthplace of New 2, the lush rebuilt city of New Orleans. Upon arriving, she discovers that New 2 is very different. Here, Ari is seemingly normal. But every creature she encounters, no matter how deadly of horrifying, is afraid of her. But some truths are too haunting, too terrifying, to ever be revealed.
Why I am waiting on it to come out to read it:
This is a book that seems really creepy, and I am right now craving some creepy, bone-chilling books.
What are you waiting for?

Monday, February 7, 2011

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Published: January 11, 2011

Publisher: Razorbill

Source: Bought it

5 out of 5 stars!

Synoposis courtesy of Goodreads:
A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder.
Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.
Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone-one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship-tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.
Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.

This book is just wow. It is such a mix of so much genres that it is really mind blowing that the author did as well as she did. I just want to say that on an earlier post that I had a guess of how was killing the frozen people. Well, I just would like to say that my guess was right, and that kind of made me disappointed. Now that I remembered that I now put it 4 stars instead of 5 because I was thinking of the book afterwards, and yep so that is that. I really liked this book all around. I really felt for Elder, but I kind of didn't care for Amy that much. Amy was just kind of I don't know um I guess the word to describe her was an underlying winy (is that how you spell it?). Sorry that my review is just kind of everywhere, but yeah what can I say it is 11 P.M. right now so yep. I just have like three more things to say on this book. I kind of liked how Eldest said that Hitler was a great leader (which isn't a good thing to say, but I thought it was a kind of cliche or whatnot because Eldest thought he was a great leader too, but as we all know that he isn't at all like Hitler.). Sorry for the run on sentences. The next thing I have to say is that I liked how the author was able to hide so much of what was going on. The last thing is . . . What are you waiting for?!?! Go out and buy this book now!!! :)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Inside out by Maria V. Snyder

Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder
Published April 1, 2010
5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads:
Keep your head down. Don't get noticed. Or else. I'm Trella. I'm a scrub. A nobody. One of thousands who work the lower levels, keeping Inside clean for the Uppers. I've got one friend, do my job and try to avoid the Pop Cops. So what if I occasionally use the pipes to sneak around the Upper levels? The only neck at risk is my own until I accidently start a rebellion and become the go-to girl to lead a revolution.
I just want to start off and say that since Blogger hasn't been working in forever that I have read a couple of books since I read this book so my memory is a little hazy. Ok, since I told you that my memory isn't that good on this book, I will move on to tell you what I think of this book.
This book is really good. I didn't reliaze when I was reading the book, but I am addicted to Maria's writing. I just think how the book was explained and how everything is the way it is, is just amazing. I guess that is it for this review. I am sad that I didn't put that much, but I just cannot remember that much. I do remember that I LOVED IT, so everyone just go and read it if you haven't.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Just a small update. . .

Hello, everyone. I just wanted to tell you that yesterday from Simon & Suschuster *I porbally spelled that wrong, sorry, but I recieved Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card I believe sorry if that is wrong also. I will have the review of Across the Universe up sometime this weekend (oh, and I was right about who was killing people. I am just that awesome :) ) I guess that is it so toodle lool.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Got me so books! :)

I got some money yesterday, so I bought me some books at the grocery store. I got and I was totally excited that they had it . . . was Across the Universe by Beth Revis (I was like jumping for joy there and my mother was looking at me like I was weird :) ), I only have 180 pages or so left. The book so far is really good, and I like how when people review this book they say if they thought that they thought everyone did it once or another. I just would like to say that like 20 or so pages after the person after Amy was found I have convinced myself that it is this one person (of course I won't say who until I do the review, and I will say that the next thing is going to be a spoiler or watever.) The other book I got yesterday was the first bind-up of Vampire Diaries. I just have one more thing to say then I will be done with my little update. I did finish up Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder, a really good and addicting book. Review will be up some time. I guess that is it so bye!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (1)

*I just decided that I am going to start doing this meme (is that what you call it?).
*Well, Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly even hosted by and it shows you what other bloggers are anticipating.
*I will try when I do this for it to be a debut novel that is going to be released within 5 months of the actual date that I write this.
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~Divergent by Veronica Roth
~Publishing date is May 3, 2011
~Publisher is HarperCollins / Katherine Tegen Books
~Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads:
One choice. One choice decides your friends, defines your beliefs, and determines your loyalties . . . forever. Or, one choice can transform you.
{I am excited for this one because the big thing these days are dystopian fiction, and I do love it. I am sure this will be a favorite of mine.}

Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann

Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann

Published February 8, 2011

3 out of 5

Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads:

The community of Cryer's Cross, Montana (population 212) is distraught when high school freshman Tiffany disappears without a trace. Already off-balance due to her OCD, 16-year-old Kendall is freaked out seeing Tiffany's empty desk in the one-room school house, but somehow life goes on ... until Kendall's boyfriend Nico also disappears, and also without a trace. Now the town is in panic. Alone in her depression and with her OCD at an all-time high, Kendall notices something that connects Nico and Tiffany: they both sat at the same desk. She know it's crazy, but Kendall finds herself drawn to the desk, dreaming of Nico and wondering if maybe she, too, will disappear ... and whether that would be so bad. Then she begins recieving graffiti messages on the desk from someone who can only be Nico. Can he possibly be alive somewhere? Where is he? And how can Kendall help him? The only person who believes her is Jacian, the new guy she finds irritating ... and attractive. As Kendall and Jacian grow closer, Kendall digs deeper into Nico's mysterious disappearance only to stumble upon some ugly - and deadly - local history. Kendall is about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried.


This book is along with all of the other Lisa McMann books is really a quick read. Her books always have an interesting plot and occasionly characters. This ARC copy of this book was part of a contest that I won. This book had a really fast moving plot and such a weird ending. I like how Kendall, the main character, had OCD, but Lisa McMann writes in third point of view, so you really don't get to see into her head to see just how an OCD person feels. This story was really interesting. I liked how the ending was, but this book only got three out of five stars. It did because it was just an okay book that didn't land into a favorite catergory. I really liked (okay I just liked the uniqueness of the how the people disappeared and why), but I for some reason like books that are that creepy. If you have read it please tell me if you agree on how Nico and Tiffany disappeared and what they did. I definately recommend to read this book (it has only around 230 pages with very large font). It only took 2 hours, and if I was reading this same book that had 200 pages added on or more with the same plot and everything I wouldn't recommend. Yep, this is my review. Thanks for reading this, and have a great day that is full of reading.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

Published October 19, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads;

Nora Grey's life is still far from perfect. Surviving an attempt on her life wasn't pleasant, but atleast she got a gurdian angel out of it: a mysterious, magnetic, gorgeous gurdian angel. But, despite his role in her life, Patch has been acting anything but angelic. He's more elusive than ever and more worse, he's started spending time with Nora's arch-enemy, Marcie Millar. Nora would have hardly noticed Scott Parnell, an old family friend who has moved back to town, if Patch hadn't been acting so distant. Even with Scott's totally infuriating attitude Nora finds herself drawn to him - despite her lingering feeling that he's hiding something. Haunted by images of her murdered father, and questioning whether her nephilim bloodline has anything to do with his death, Nora puts herself increasingly in dangerous situations as she desperately searches for answers. But maybe some things are better left buried, because the truth could destroy everthing - and everyone - she trusts.


This books was crazy. It was soooo good. The ending was like whatttt?!?! I am so ready to get the next book. I had no idea that who was doing everything was the one doing it. That made me like the book so much more than I already did. There was only two things that kind of made me mad that Vee basically only talked about food (I feel like the author decided that is how Vee is all about, but I felt like Vee could have been deeper or something other than a best friend that is curvy and is all about food all the time), and I feel when an author decides to hurt one of it's main character that they should full out and make them like on the edge of the death. (I know that is weird but that is just how it seems like it should be except that it didn't work in Twilight). This book was definately a couple of thumb ups from the last book because of all the tension and questions I had left after and during I read this one. All of you should defiantly check this book and the first one out!

What I got bookwise last week . .

I told you some time like 2 or 3 weeks ago that I won a contest over at acbookjunkies. I recieved that package last Wednesday. It was awesome to get it!! I had a True Blood poster (it's up, Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel, Evernight by Claudia Gray, Cryer's Crossing by Lisa Mcmann, a book plate signed by Kami Garcia and Margret Stohl, Firelight book mark, Firelight little thing that is the size of a postcard that isn't, a Firelight little sticker, postcard signed by the author of 13 to Life, and I almost forgot the first season of Vampire Diaries. Whew, that was a lot. I told you every single thing that I got for that.
I also got something else this week that was totally unexpected. I got Crescendo signed by Becca Fitzpatrick that on the package outside it said media mail and that was it(weird, huh?). I was like I didn't even know or had emails or anything to let me know that I was going to get it. That was really fun to get. Yep, that is what I got last week. Sorry, that there is no pictures of it. I don't have a camera, and pictures that I can take on my phone cannot upload to the computer.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Ask and The Answer

This Review probally will contain spoilers of the first book in the Chaos Walking Triology (which I have reviewed). YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!! Mwahahahaha . . .

-The Ask and The Answer by Patrick Ness
-Published September 7, 2009
-4 and a half out of 5
-Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads;
Fleeing before a relentless army, Todd has carried a desperatley wounded Viola right into the hands of their worst enemy, Mayor Prentiss. Immediately seperated from Viola and imprisoned, Todd is forced to learn the ways of the Mayor's terrifying new order. But everything is shrouded in secrets. Where is Viola? Is she even alive still alive? And who are the mysterious Answer? And then one day, the bombs begin to explode.
This book started just a few hours after the last one left off, and oh, I tell you that I hated or very much disliked the ending of the last book. It made me really mad. It almost made me mad enough to through the book across the room. I like how the author can unravel a few secrets and make you think that he just gave all of them away, but nope just a page later there is yet something else that he brings up (he makes you need to know everything and then some). The pace in this book was much faster than the last. I will have to say that I was suprised what the Mayor (or as he would like to call himself President) made Davy (Mayor's son if you don't know already lol) and Todd do. I kind of liked to hear Viola's point of view in this book, it added a whole new spectrum of thoughts and ideas). In the book before I really didn't care much for Davy, but in this book I kind of grown to like him. (if you read the triology please tell me i you liked Davy as much as I do and I want to find out about him *I am really dieing to be a spoiler person) I guess that is my review loved this book as much as the first. The only reason I gave it 4 was because I remember not liking something(I can't remeber due to the fact it is late and I am about 200 pages in on "The Monsters of Men".

Sorry for taking forever to get this up!

Wow, today is Saturday! I have been out of school all this week and for some strange reason blogger hasn't been working all week. I guess now I will go on to my two reviews that I have to get up.

-The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

-Published; May 5, 2008

-5 out of 5 stars

-Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads:

Todd Hewitt is the last boy in Prentisstown. But Prentisstown isn't like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts in constant, overwhelming, never-ending Noise. There is no privacy. There are no secrets. Or are there? Just one month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd unexpectedly stumbles upon a spot of complete silence. Which is impossible. Prentisstown has been lying to him. And now he's going to run. . . . .

Review: This book has had some many great reviews, and I am just one of those people who looove this book. It was the kind of the book that is great but just takes a while to get used to the way Patrick Ness writes and how the words are spelled. I was captured completely with everything that happened. It had some many secrets and turns that I was like it was my head was spinning. I recommend this book to anyone because it is awesome. I just want to say that I LOVE Todd. (I know, I know I say that I love like every main character that is boy, but hey most of them are just plain awesome and loveable) This is an awesome edition to my bookshelves, and on my top 10 of distopian novels. (I can't spell at all so please forgive my incomptence at it) {Next review is coming up soon!}

Sunday, January 9, 2011

A few updates!!

Wow, this past week has been busy. I had tests everday except Monday because we were off, I had to run the mile in gym :( , and it has just been a busy week in general. I did get some more books Friday night from McKays which is this place in Tennessee that sells books, records, Cds, movies, audio books, and video games all is used but most of the time all the stuff is and looks pretty new and unused. My family and I gave away some books for in store credit, and we ended up with $58 credit. Anyways, I got three books Gurdian of the Gate by Michelle Zink, Little Brother by Cory Doctorow, and Incarceon by Catherine Fisher (I believe that is how you spell all of their names and stuff because I am doing this by memory). I finished yesterday the Knife of Never Letting Go it was phenominial. I'll have the review up some time this week. I started to read The Ask and the Answer and the Maze Runner. I have decided that I am going to start a new 100 book challenge, so it can start closer to the new year. I count the Knife of Never Letting go as my first. That is it, happy reading!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


I joined netGalley two days ago. I was really excited when I heard that it was all not released books, and I was like maybe The Iron Queen is on there, and it was so I requested to read it. They said yes, so I just did download it on my Nook. I cannot wait to start reading it, and when I do finish I will put a review of it up. Yep, that is it. I just had to tell you.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
5 out of 5 stars!!!
Published:August 1, 2010
30th book for 100 book challenge
Synopsis (courtesy of Goodreads):
Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey - ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her.
Worse, Meghan's own fey powers have been cut off. She's stuck in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can't help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart.
This book I have been wanting to read since I read the first. I have just recently been dieing to read it because of cheezy feets teaser of it and review (sorry if I spelled it wrong, I stink at spelling). I was super excited when I started to read this book. Thank goodness I am on break from school because I couldn't stop reading it, and that resulted in me not going to sleep till 3 in the morning (I still wasn't finished and that made me cranky :) ).This book was not a disappointment at all. I was so glad that it ended like it did. I kind think that Sage could have been an awesome character if he would have lived, I wish that he did live. I absolutely loved Ash, he was the my ideal knight and shining armor (well, second two Jace). This book was just awesome overall; the character were all strong and well-defined (I guess that is how you put it), the plot was really good (it was never slow at all), and um the (couldn't think of anything else. oh well, I thought that it would be nice to add a third thing too, and this is all I could think of) cover of the book WAS FANTABOLOUS. (is that how you spell a mixture of fantastic and fabulous).
That is my review on this excellent book. I just did notice that I use a lot of these things ( ). That is okay though, it is just how I show my extra thoughts. Thanks for reading this. I believe you should expect lots more of reviews to come I have to get to reading to reach my goal of 100 books. :D