Thursday, April 1, 2010

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human ... until the cold makes him shift back again.
Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human--or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.
Cover: The cover is cool, but it didn't really draw me in. I love the wolf in the back ground though. It practically tells you what the story is about. I that about it.
Story: Hands down this book is fantastic! I loved how this book just jumped right into the wolf story. Some books take forever to get good. I also liked how they went from Sam's point of view to Grace's. Shiver is funny, romantic, thrilling, and overall awesome!
Grace was a character I really liked. I didn't know right away if I liked her or not. I love her love for the woods and the wolves. The way I see Grace is he tries tries to act like her life problems don't bother her, but she just wants to be loved and understood.
I fell for Sam right away (too bad he's into Grace)! He was so sad sometimes that I didn't want ot read about him though, because he made me sad. I really liked how the book went between Grace and Sam's view. I know how girls feel when they want a boy to kiss them or hold their hand, ect. I have always wondered how boys feel and this book showed me exactly how boys feel. Sam is the kind of guy every girl wants. He is sensitive, he is a gentlemen, he likes poetry, and he is sexy.
Grace's family was not pleasent. I despised her family. Her parents were never home and they acted like they didn't care about her. Home is not supposed to be that way. Grace's mom was too wrapped up in her art and her dad, well I don't know what he was doing. Even though I didn't like her family, I guess it was good that they were never home.
I love this book! Maggie Stiefvater is a brilliant writer. I cannot wait for her sequel "Linger."
5 stars!!!!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday!

Paul Vanderman could be at any normal high school where bullies, girls, and annoying teachers are just part of life. But “normal” doesn’t apply when it comes to the school’s biggest bully, Roth—a twisted and threatening thug with an evil agenda.

When Paul ends up delivering a message from Roth to the leader of a gang at a nearby school, it fuels a rivalry with immediate consequences. Paul attempts to distance himself from the feud, but somehow Roth keeps finding reasons for him to stick around. Then one day Roth hands him a knife. And even though Paul is scared, he has never felt so powerful.

Author: Anthony McGowan
Date Released: April 13th, 2010

The cover looks so creepy, but it looks very good. It
drew me in (in a weird way) What do you guys

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly even hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Teaser Tuesday!

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly event, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along just do the following:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a random page
3. Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from anywhere on that page
4. P.S BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE ANY SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)

Share the title of the book and the author too, so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR list if they like your teasers!

My Teasers:

"Are you waiting for someone?" The voice was sharp, like she was accusing us of something. Spider held his hand up. "We just need a lift. Into town." He was busking it now, neither of us knew if there was a town near by, or where it might be.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

In My Mailbox

In my mailbox is a weekly event hosted by The Story Siren!

My books are from my library:
Beautiful Creautures: I have already read this and my review is up on here. Feel free to take a look. :)
Shiver: Reading now and absolutely loving it!

Numbers: Up next!

Maze Runner: Can't wait to read this! I have heard many good things about it.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Cover Revealed Finally!

Beautiful Darkness is the sequel to Beautiful Creatures. I can't wait for this book! It comes out in October.
What do you guys think?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My Beautiful Creatures Review

Alright, my computer messed up and now my review is down the page. So if you would like to read my review just go down the page. Thank you!


Just to let you guys know, I'm going to put up my posts the night before because I get so busy during the day and school has to come first. :) So don't be confused if I put Waiting on Wednesdys and Teaser Tuesday on the wrong day.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday

When the Prom Queen becomes your fairy godmother…

Sixteen year old outsider, Jess Parker, gets the chance of a lifetime: an invitation to join a secret society of popular girls dedicated to defeating the mean girls of the world. The Cinderella Society guides all new recruits through its top secret ultimate life makeover. It’s all part of preparing them to face down the Wickeds and win. Determined not to let the Cindys down, Jess dives in with a passion. Finally, a chance to belong and show the world what she’s made of.

… be careful what you wish for.

Jess’s transformation wins her the heart of her dream crush and a shot at uber-popularity. Until the Wickeds–led by Jess’s arch enemy–begin targeting innocent girls in their war against the Cindys, and Jess discovers the real force behind her exclusive society. It’s a high stakes battle of good vs. evil, and the Cindys in power need Jess on special assignment. When the mission threatens to destroy her dream life come true, Jess is forced to choose between living a fairy tale and honoring the Sisterhood… and herself.

What’s a girl to do when the glass slipper fits, but she doesn’t want to wear it anymore?
I can't wait to read this! It's sounds very good. What do you think?
"Waiting On Wednesday" is a bookish meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

There were no surprises in Gatlin County. We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere. Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong. There was a curse. There was a girl. And in the end, there was a grave.

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.

Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.

Cover: I absolutely love the cover! I drew me in right away. It has a very Gothic feeling which I love. I also like how the letters look like vines and the trees in the back. I had no idea what "Beautiful Creatures" was about I just knew I had to read it.

Story: This book was very good! It was different from what I have read before. I was drawn into the book from the beginning. Beautiful Creatures is your book version of a thriller, romance, action, and mystery all together. It's also adventurous and fun! It's worth your time!

I love Ethan Wate. I wish he was real. It was different how the book was written from a boy's view, but I liked it. Even though I loved Ethan, at first he had some moments where he was a jerk. He was trying to be like the rest of the basketball team. You know, trying to be all cool when all they sounded like was a corn dog. How much he loved Lena and how he never let go even though he had his doubts was very moving!

Ethan's family was very interesting. They are not your average family. Amma with her superstitions and Mitchell (Ethan's Dad) with his weird behavior. I do not know how it is to lose someone you love so I cannot relate with Mitchell. I wish Ethan would have tried to connect with his dad more though. Let's just say they were a very interesting family to read about.

Lena was my favorite character. She is witty and doesn't try to be like everyone else. She's different and I love that about her. I did not like that she wouldn't open up to Ethan in the beginning. i always felt bad for how she was ridiculed just because she was Ravenwood's niece. People who judge others before they know them annoy me. There are too many words to describe how much I like Lena Duchannes.

Lena's family was definitely different. Her Uncle Macon was definitely the weirdest yet my favorite among Aunt Del, Ryan, Gramma, Reece, ect. It was always interesting to find out how they changed their house, yet again. The family rituals were very cool! You never knew what you would find out about this family next.

Link made me crack up the entire book. Link was a loyal friend, but I wish he would've stuck up to his mom. Mrs. Lincoln was one of the characters on my bad list. I loved Link's ambition. He never gave up on his band, no matter how terrible he was! We should all learn from Link to never give up.

The ending, I thought, was very gloomy. I understand why, but I'm a sucker for a happy ending. When I finished the book I said,"WHAT"! I cannot wait for the sequel. This was one of the best books I have ever read!

5 stars!!!!!

Teaser Tuesday!

Teaser Tuesday is a fun weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can do it! Just do the following:

1.Grab your current book
2.Open to a random page
3.Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
4. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Don't give too much away, you dont's want to ruin the book for others)
5. Share the title and author of the book, so that other TT particapants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!

My teasers:

"Because I was starting to feel like it was the week before christmas break all over again, and we were standing int the hall at Jackson, instead of in the field at Greenbrier. My arms were still around her waist, and I had to resist the urge to hold her tighter, to make sure she wouldn't get away."

-pg. 498 of Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Maragaret Stohl

Hello, I just wanted to make sure you guys didn't think I ditched my blog. I am currently reading a book. I will be done with it in a couple days and I will put my review on here. Hope you all are having fun reading! :)

Friday, March 19, 2010

What is Your Favorite Book?

If you guys have looked at my shelf on here, you know what my favorite books are. I was just wondering what are is your all time favorite book? Why do you like it? Feel free to share! :)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Cover Revealed!!

I found out about this on Cassandra Clare's Facebook page and I had to show you guys! I love the Mortal Instruments book. I can't wait to read this! It comes out this August.
What do you guys think of it?

Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter

Summary: After staking out, obtaining, and then being forced to give up her first boyfriend, Josh, all Cammie Morgan wants is a peaceful semester. But that's easier said than done when you're a CIA legacy and go to the premier school in the world... for spies.
Cammie Morgan may have a genius IQ and attend the best school in the country, but as she starts the spring semester of her sophomore year there are a lot of things she doesn't know. Like will her ex-boyfriend even remember she exists? And how much trouble did she really get in last semester? And, most of all, exactly why is her mother acting so strangely?
All Cammie wants is a nice, normal semester, but she's about to learn her greatest lesson yet—that when you go to a school for spies, nothing is ever as it seems.
Cover: I think the cover definitely goes along with the book. I was already drawn into the book because this is a sequel and I loved the first book. You didn't have to ask me twice to read this book!
Story: 'Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy is about a sophmore girl, Cameron, who goes to a special school. Actually, a spy school called Gallagher Acadamy. Gallagher Acadamy is for young women or at least they thought. Cameron and her friends get a visit from some people that they would've never expected to see at their school. Cameron also has to deal with Josh, her ex-boyfriend and other boy drama. (So not what a girl-spy needs) At her school she is known as the chameleon. Cameron's spy skills are put to test along with her friends to find out who these people are and where are they're from.
Cameron reminds me a little bit of me because she is worrys way too much. But, I guess that just comes along with being a spy. I do like Cameron. I think she is awesome! I felt so bad for her when she has to deal with Josh. She is just a girl with a lot of questions. Questions about her dad, mom, even Mr. Solomon. I would love Mr. Solomon as my teacher. This book definitely wouldn't be so good if it didn't have Cameron in it.
I loved most of Cameron's friends. There's Liz that has the brains. Macey the little 8th grader. She was so cute! My favorite was Bex. I just loved her. When all these girls were together they kicked butt. They definitely emphasize girl power! I loved how the girls reacted to boys. I guess I would be that way if I were never around boys. I thought it was hilarious. I just don't understand how the whole school wasn't fighting over all of the boys.
Zach was very difficult to like. I was up and down with him. I would like him at one moment, but the next moment I completely hated him. He was very cocky and at times I felt like he thought he was better than everyone else. I loved the whole spy girl and spy boy relationship. I think Cameron needs a spy boy in her life, not Josh. anyways, in the end I did like Zach.
This book was so much fun to read. Ally Carter did a great job! I can't wait to get my hands on the sequel. This book makes me feel like girls can do anything. This book has romance, mystery, action, and just plain girl stuff.
3.5 stars!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Books I'm Reading at the Moment

1.Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy- Ally Carter

2.Shiver- Maggie Stiefvater

3.Beautiful Creatures- Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

"A serial killer on the loose. A girl with a morbid ability. And the boy who would never let anything happen to her.

Violet Ambrose can find the dead. Or at least, those who have been murdered. She can sense the echoes they leave behind... and the imprints they leave on their killers. As if that weren't enough to deal with during junior year, she also has a sudden, inexplicable, and consuming crush on her best friend since childhood, Jay Heaton.

Now a serial killer has begun terrorizing Violet's small town... and she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him."

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

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

Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet on her quest to find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved to find herself hoping that Jay’s intentions are much more than friendly. But even as she’s falling intensely in love, Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer . . . and becoming his prey herself.
I can't wait to read this! It sounds and even looks good! I'm so excited!

Jessica's Guide To Dating On The Dark Side

Ok I lied. I just recently read Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side and I have to tell you all about it!
Summary:The undead can really screw up your senior year ...
Marrying a vampire definitely doesn’t fit into Jessica Packwood’s senior year “get-a-life” plan. But then a bizarre (and incredibly hot) new exchange student named Lucius Vladescu shows up, claiming that Jessica is a Romanian vampire princess by birth—and he’s her long-lost fiancĂ©. Armed with newfound confidence and a copy of Growing Up Undead: A Teen Vampire’s Guide to Dating, Health, and Emotions, Jessica makes a dramatic transition from average American teenager to glam European vampire princess. But when a devious cheerleader sets her sights on Lucius, Jess finds herself fighting to win back her wayward prince, stop a global vampire.

Cover: I like the cover. It's mysterious and it makes you wonder. A weakness I have is that sometimes I judge a book my its cover and thats exactly what I did with this book. At first I thought it was kinda dumb but whenever I read about it on someone's blog, I just had to read it.

Story: This book is about a country girl from pennsylvania that finds out that she is a Romanian Vampire Princess. She also finds out she has a long lost fiancee named Lucius. At first Jessica can't accept that she is a Romanian Vampire Princess. She slowly falls for Lucius, her betrothed, on the way to finding herself. She must marry Lucius or there will be a war between the Vladuscu vampires and the dragomir vampires.

I loved Jessica from the beginning. She is strong willed, stubborn, and independent. I also love the fact that she is a country girl. I hated that she was very logical and that she didn't like fairy tales, because I love fairy tales. Fairy tales let you escape from life even when you're all grown up. It drove me nuts about how long she took to believe she was a vampire! Overall I like Jessica.
It took me awhile to like Lucius. He may have been totally sexy but at first I thought he was a total snot head and that he was very rude. The times when you saw his sensitive side I absolutely loved him. Lucius had me laughing at some parts of the book. It was hilarious how he looked at american culture. You never think about how american culture may look until you hear it from him. Sadly, I did not like Lucius through most of the book. Through the end of the book I was just waiting for him to be his old self again but each time I got disapointed. The chemistry between Lucius and Jessica as amazing! I loved the romance scenes between Lucius and Jessica. They were done tastefully and made you want more.
Mindy, Jessica's best friend, was a funny character through the book. She is just a boy crazy teenager that wants a guy in her life. I dont really have a lot to say about her other than I felt so bad for her so many times throughout the book. I wish Jessica would've told Mindy her secret but I understand why she didn't. I was very disapointed that Jessica never got back to being friends at the end of the book. I wish Jessica would have said goodbye to Mindy or sorry, at least something!

This book was very good! It has humor, action, romance, and well just about a little bit of everything. The ending wasn't the best but still recommend it.

4 Stars!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Hey! Welcome to my new blog. This is my first blog and I will try my very best do keep you updated on books. I will do a variety on old and new books. I will put my first review up here soon. I am working on 'Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy' by Ally Carter. So feel free to check my blog anytime!