Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Where You Are by Tammara Webber

Release Date: October 2011
Publisher: Tammara Webber
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 597
Format: NOOK
Source: Bookstore
Buy the Book: Amazon


When I finished reading Between the Lines, I felt the end left me with an unfinished situation so, naturally, when I heard of the sequel, I was excited and curious.
In this book Graham's point of view is integrated into the story and I love that I got a peek into his mind.
Graham is serious and reserved which means many things were left unsaid about him in the first book and I was hungry for details.
Graham Douglas doesn't want romantic relationships but when he met Emma Pierce on the set of School Pride, a year ago, he felt a strong connection to her. When Reid Alexander—Hollywood's Golden Boy—starts to pursue Emma, Graham feels it best to stay away. After going back to New York he is found face to face with her and can no longer deny his feelings.
Brooke Cameron is Little Miss L.A. After having survived three months on location with her ex-boyfriend, Reid Alexander, she decides it's time for something serious. And what she wants is Graham and she won't let anyone stand in her way. Reid and Brooke decide to team up and do everything in their hands to forever separate Graham and Emma.


I loved this book so much better than the first one! Which I didn't think possible because the first one was absolutely incredible. I was dying to know how Emma and Graham's relationship worked out but what I mostly curious about was Reid. In the first book I was a bundle of uncertainty because even though it was clear that Graham was the better guy, I had hope that Reid would change for Emma and clean up his act. Even if he is a complete jackass, Reid Alexander is such a complicated and intricately whole character that I can't help but to ache for him and love him.
In this second book Reid and Brooke set up malicious plans to plant the seed of doubt between Emma and Graham so Emma will fall back into Reid's arms. Various attempts are made to destroy their relationship. Throughout the whole book I couldn't help but love Graham more and dislike Reid. But Tammara made an interesting turn of events that left me breathless and, not only did Reid win back my heart, but it left me anticipating the third book (which comes out in December 2011!).
I was grateful for the three chapters Webber left for us from the third book. I know she will once again sweep away her readers and make another spectacular story.


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Friday, October 21, 2011

Progress Report!

Today my stepmom went to my school to pick up my progress report card. And I am so dog-gonned happy because I GOT ALL A's!!! OMG! I think I wanna throw a party!


The classes I was most worried about were Math and Physiscs. I really studied my butt off for Physics (something I never do), and I'm proud to say, I ROCK! I have an 98% in Physics and 90% in Math. Jesus, I'm so happy!
Anyway, I don't know if I told you guys but I got my books delivered a few days ago and I'll be posting an IMM soon. This week I'm also posting my review on Paranormalcy and Will Grayson, Will Grayson. I promise! No more slacking around.
Gotta run because I'm doing a Geography project and I'm not even supposed to be here! LOL. Bye! ♥

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Cover Reveal!—Breathe by Melanie McCullough

Life's hard. People make it harder. They tether you to them. Make it difficult to breathe, and damn-near impossible to leave...
Seventeen-year-old Abby Rhoades knows this all too well. Born to a mother who could never love her nad who vacillates between a sloppy drunk and a suicidal maniac, Abby's never had it easy. But Abby can swim. And Abby has a plan--win the state championship, earn a free ride to Penn State, and leave her small town and suffocating mother behind.
But then Tom Ford, her mother's latest boyfriend and a man Abby adored, washes up along the shore of the Susquehanna River. His injuries suggest murder and suspicion quickly falls on Abby then on her best friend Garrett Scott, both of whom saw Tom the night he died.
They both know what happened that night, but neither one is talking. There's too much at stake and the truth could tear them apart.

*Melanie's debut novel Breathe will be published 11-11-2011 as part of the Dark C.A.R.M.A Tour.


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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (2)

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

Hello there guys! I know I totally missed it yesterday but after I got back from the daycare center I had to leave for my grandad's 70th birthday party! Woah! I hope I reach that age!
Anyway so this is my Top Ten Tuesday Wednesday list!

Top Ten Books I Bought Because Of Their Covers

1. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
2. Hooked by Catherine Greenman
3. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

4. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

5. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen 

6. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater 

7. The Fallen: Raziel by Kristina Douglas 

8. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire 

9. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins 

10. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff










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Monday, October 17, 2011

So much work, so little time!

OMG! You guys I am eternally sorry! I knwo I am waaaay behing in posting reviews—I still owe you 3 from my previous IMM—but i promise I'm trying really hard!

AND I'M SUPER SORRY! SEE? LOOK AT MY HEARTBROKEN FACE.



The problem is that since I got back from Disney I've been having to catch up with work (if I'm honest it didn't take too long) plus I had a Physics test last week, I spent this whole weekend cleaning my house, I've been working on the appearance of my blog, so on and so forth. It will probably be a bit harder because tomorrow I'm starting community service hours (not the ones for school, mind you. Those were 40 and are already completed). My school day ends at 2:10pm but my bus never arrives until 3:30pm (PAINFUL!) so I'm going to do an hour with my Physics teacher helping him grade papers and such. Then when the buses arrive, I take the one that leaves me directly in front of my little brothers nursery. There I will do 2 hours until my stepmother picks us up. I should be arriving at my house around 6:10pm. EVERYDAY.
After that, I have to attend to personal needs like say, shower, eating, homework, etc.
AND THEN I CAN DEDICATE TIME FOR MY BLOG. But don't worry, it's not as bad as it sounds. I'm sure I can sneak some time here and there.
Okay, so once I post the last 3 reviews from my IMM, I'll show you guys the book haul I got this week! I got 10 books! Yay me! But I won't tell you guys until my next IMM, sorry. Anyway thanks and bye! ♥

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Friday, October 14, 2011

The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney





Release Date: September 2011
Publisher: Flux
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 312
Format: Kindle Edition
Source: Friend
Buy the Book: Amazon


Freak. That's what her classmates call seventeen year old Donna Underwood. At the age of seven, a horrific fey attack killed her father and drove her mother insane. The same tragic accident was the one that left Donna's arms with such awful injuries that they had to be fixed with magic—the iron tattoos that now brand her. Donna feels cursed by the magical heritage that destroyed her parents and any chance of having a normal life. The only thing that keeps her sane and grounded is her relationship with her best friend, Navin Sharma.

When the darkest outcasts of Faerie—the vicious wood elves—abduct Navin, Donna finally has to accept her role in the centuries old war between the humans and the fey. Assited by Xan, a gorgeous half-fey droput with secrets of his own, Donna races to save her friend—even if it means betraying everything her parents and the alchemists fought to the death to protect.

This book has a beautiful cover and that is why I read it if I am honest. The story seemed pretty cool as well, but I found that the author didn't know how to capture the attention of the reader. Let me explain. First of all, the pace of the book was slow. I found myself zoning out and wanting to read ahead or skip some parts because, honestly, they seemed pretty useless.
The book could have been seriously better. I mean my expectations were high because, come one, a "secret alchemist society"? Sound major cool, doesn't it? Well, it should be! But the author instead bored me with unwanted details and boring facts, instead of making it a magical and interesting world.
Another thing was that it was the world of the fey. Fey! They are strange and amazing creatures but once again I was disappointed because Mahoney only mentions these "wood elves" creatures that are completely unoriginal. She could have done a much better job with this book. The idea was amazing; she simply didn't develop it correctly.
It doesn't mean I won't read the second one. I simply will set my expectations lower.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (1)

Hey there guys! This week I have discovered something amazing called Top Ten Tuesday! Hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.


Okay. So this week its:

Top Ten Books I Wish I Could Read Again For The First Time.

There are books that you love so much you wish you could read them again as if it were your very first time! Enjoy! :)

So this is my list...

1. The Mortal Instruments: I will confess to you that I thought I would go inane when i read this series. the first book left me speechless and starving for the next. Thank God, and for the health of my sanity, I had the second and third in hand. (It was the boxed trilogy.) 

2. Twilight: This saga is one of my favorite ones ever. I'd love to be able to live the suspense all over again!

3. Delirium: this book blew my breath away from the first page. It was something fresh, captivating, marvelous. It's definitely one of my favorite books of the year, of EVER!

4. Vampire Academy: All though the first one wasn't a great book, as soon as I read the second one I got hooked until the last one and fell in love with Dimitri. 

5. Anna and the French Kiss: this book is one of my all-time favorites because, even though I appreciate the perfection of most guys in YA books, what I loved most about St. Clair was his imperfection and the way it made him seem more real. 

6. Where She Went: Adam was exceptional. That is all. I have no more words. 

7. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer: I LOVED THIS BOOK FROM PAGE ONE TO FINISH AND I AM DYING FOR THE SEQUEL. Completely surprising, strange, sexy and thrilling.
btw: I LOVE NOAH SHAW. ♥ 

8. Hourglass: If you have yet to read... What the heck are you waiting for?! There's time travel, ghosts, hot dudes, unstable people and one crazy plot!









9. Southern Vampire Mysteries aka Sookie Stackhouse Series: Sexy, Deadly Vampires! I loved this series so much! It was mysterious, funny, dark, hot and deadly. Just so you guys know... TEAM ERIC!



10. Real Live Boyfriends: Yes. Boyfriends, Plural. If My Life Weren't Complicated, I wouldn't Be Ruby Oliver: This series is not the type that usually draws me in but I loved the funny and truthful way that Lockhart wrote this book. This one (number 4) is my favorite one and I wish i could read it and be as anxious and excited as I was the first time I read it. 


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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Looking for Alaska by John Green




Release Date: August 2008
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 256
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Source: Friend
Buy the Book: Amazon


I always abstain from spoiling in my reviews. I find a way in which I can express why and how much I liked the book without giving things away and trying to make the reader be interested in the book. But with this book I find it impossible to review it without spoiling some things. So I am warning you...


**SPOILER ALERT**

I'm going to start by saying that I loved this book right up until the end. Literally. When I turned the page and saw that there was no more I felt my mouth go open. I was like: "What? That's it?!" And for that reason I gave this book 4 stars instead of 5.
Miles "Pudge" Halter is this boring, safe kid that decides to go to a boarding school in Alabama. That is where he meets Alaska Young. Alaska is beautiful, moody, self-destructive, sexy, a little crazy and taken. She launches Pudge into her world and steals his heart in a way he didn't think was possible.
After a master prank pulled off by Pudge and his friends, he finally gets the impossible shot to make out with Alaska. What was starting to feel like the best night of his life turns into a terrible tragedy. Drunk, angry and confused Alaska drives off into the night to never come back. She crashes and dies and Pudge just can't carry his guilty conscience anymore knowing he helped her escape the school or the anger that she promised him that they had a to be continued. but she will never return and Pudge doesn't know what to do anymore. Nothing is the same.

Up until this point (and as I mentioned before) I loved everything. I cried at the tragedy, laughed at their pranks and jokes, angered at Alaska. I will tell you why it is that I didn't like the end.
Green's idea of the story was amazing. I get that the whole idea of the book is that, sometimes, in life you don't get answers. You won't always know what happened or why and I get that. I totally understand his idea and appreciate it and love it but the story felt incomplete somehow. I know that your thinking "That's the point!" But I still expected more... closure. An ending that, even if we never found out exactly why Alaska did what she did and if she purposely did it, it still felt complete and satisfying. Other than that I loved it. i just wanted a bit more closure for Miles.


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I'M BACK!

...And with lots to tell! I got back from Disney tonight (like two hours ago). Like I mentioned in my earlier post, it was my first time going to Disney. I'm not even sure how to say how I liked it. It was... I don't even know what word to use. It was... bittersweet? Yes. That's the word.
BITTERSWEET!
I loved the rides and shows and parades and lights and fireworks and everything was so beautiful and magical. All of that is true. But Disney never mentions the awful heat and sun and long lines and ALL THAT WALKING!
The first park we went to was Island of Adventure (I know it's not part of Disney but I don't care, I still say it is) and we walked some but I thought: "Hey, it's not as bad as my aunt told me it would be with the walking and stuff."
Second day: same thing (we went to Universal). On Monday (third day and MY BIRTHDAY!) we went to Magic Kingdom. We were there ALL DAY! I mean seriously. From 8am to 9:20pm. I wanted to die. My feet were killing me, I was tired, sleepy, and simply wanted to cry of exhaust. But I still loved it! It was actually kind of funny because the last two days my feet or legs didn't even hurt. I was joking with my stepmom that I was immune to it already and that's why it didn't hurt and I'd probably lost sensation in my legs and feet. But like I said, I LOVED IT ANYWAYS!
One of my favorite parks was Island of Adventure. Great park. And... HARRY POTTER!
Yes. I am a Potter fan. I love the movies. I want to read the books but I haven't had the chance, sadly. The Harry Potter park is new, opened I believe only about a year or so ago. It has this amazing attraction where you get on and it's this, like, virtual/3D/coaster movie. It is amazing! You feel like you're right there flying on your broom behind Harry!

One of the coolest things about this trip was that I got to spend my 17th birthday in Magic Kingdom! Which was super fun and awesome and simply magical.




I think thats it. I've blabbered long enough. And in case you were wondering: Yes, I did read Lola. And yes, I loved it. And yes, you should BUY IT!
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