Monday, October 31, 2011

New Blog Button!

Hi, guys! Just wanted to let you know that I made a button for my blog. If you'd like to add it to your blogroll, affiliates, or anything else, it's on my blog for grabs! :) Just let me know if you do, I'd love to check it out on your blog to see how it looks. As in if it needs adjusting to the size and whatnot.

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Book Review: Silence (Hush, Hush #3) by Becca Fitzpatrick

Rating:  ★★★★
Release Date: October 4, 2011
Format: Hardback
Age Group: Young Adult
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Pages: 438

"The noise between Patch and Nora is gone. They've overcome the secrets riddled in Patch's dark past...bridged two irreconcilable worlds...faced heart-wrenching tests of betrayal, loyalty and trust...and all for a love that will transcend the boundary between heaven and earth. Armed with nothing but their absolute faith in one another, Patch and Nora enter a desperate fight to stop a villain who holds the power to shatter everything they've worked for—and their love—forever."

For me, there's not really much to say about this book. I mean, that's not putting it in a bad way. It's just that there was a bunch of surprises in it. One in particular I didn't think Becca would put in it. I mean seriously? Nora looses her memory for five months back? I don't know, it seems a little bit...been-there-done-that sort of deal. But it was a nice twist to this series. I wasn't expecting it at all, since I've been faithful to this book since the first one came out in 2009.

Again, there's not really much for me to say. Only that I feel sorry for Patch, which makes me love him even more. <3 And that I think Nora has grown stronger since she lost her memory. And that I still hate Marcie. And I still love Vee. Everything else is just...I don't know. I guess I'm still trying to process what went on lol. I haven't fully wrapped my head around it, so I don't know really how I feel about it. :c But I can say that once the fourth book comes out, which is the last book, I'll know then how I feel about this series. :D

But this book was very good. I can't wait to see how the next one will be. :)

Oh, and I haven't read the extra content in the back of Silence. I got lazy lol. It's when Patch and Nora really met, in Patch's POV. So don't spoil it for me. D:

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Book Review: The Iron Knight (The Iron Fey #4) by Julie Kagawa

Rating: ★★★★★
Release Date: October 25, 2011
Pages: 400
Publisher: Harlequin
Source: Bought
Age Group: Young Adult
Format: Paperback
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"My name—my True Name—is Ashallayn'darkmyr Tallyn. I am the last remaining son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie Court. And I am dead to her. My fall began, as many stories do, with a girl…"

I couldn't have come up with a better ending than Julie did with this series. I cried. I don't usually cry over books.

But this is one series that kept me hooked from the first chapter in The Iron King. I have always been a fan of faeries since I was but a wee tot, but my taste kind of ventured of into vamps and weres since the last couple of years. But from the moment I picked up this series, it was like I was a kid again. Even though it was for YA, it had me plummeting back to memories of when I was little, looking through fairy books, wondering if I'd every see a fairy in my lifetime. And I have to say, I can say I have seen a fairy, a whole new world of faeries. I was so engrossed in this series, I felt like I was apart of it.

Reading this in Ash's point of view really made me think twice about which "team" I'm on. But I'll be damned if I ever stop loving Puck. <3 Reading Ash's feelings, it made me feel sorry for him. He got what he deserved in the end. I truly am happy for him. He's been to the end of the world for Meghan, quite literally if you know what I mean. Aside his love for Ariella, he would do anything for Meghan. And I admire him for that. That's what true love really is. Ash proved that much.

Action was my second favorite thing to read in this book. I wasn't expecting it (the adventures they went through), but I kind of knew it would be there. I felt like I was sitting on the side, watching them. It was very vivid in my head. :P

I do think that Wolf and Puck are my favorite characters out of the whole series. Even if Wolf only showed up in the last book. Puck, of course, is out right hilarious. Then he can have his soft moments, like he did with Meghan. I do hope he gets his happy ending soon. It kind of left off in a bit of a cliff-hanger on his part. But, I guess that's where your imagination comes in. :)

In the end, I cried. I cried like a baby lol. This series was so amazing, The Iron Knight definitely blew me away. The whole series did! It couldn't have ended better, Julie. Thank you for creating such a vivid and amazing world. We owe you one. ;)

Oh, and can I just say that the preview in the back of the book of Blood of Eden sounds absolutely awesome? THAT will be something to read. Can't wait. :3

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Book Review: Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton

Release Date: November 15, 2010
Age Group: Young Adult
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Source: Bought
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What would you do if the stories of your childhood suddenly began coming to life? Teagan Wylltson’s best friend, Abby, dreams that horrifying creatures—goblins, shapeshifters, and beings of unearthly beauty but terrible cruelty—are hunting Teagan. Abby is always coming up with crazy stuff, though, so Teagan isn’t worried. Until Finn Mac Cumhaill arrives, with his killer accent and a knee-weakening smile. Either he’s crazy or he’s been haunting Abby’s dreams, because he’s talking about goblins, too . . . and about being born to fight all goblin-kind. Finn knows a thing or two about fighting. Which is a very good thing, because this time, Abby’s right. The goblins are coming.

First off, I feel like I just read a spin-off series of an unknown character in Julie Kagawa's The Iron Fey series. I mean, it's got it's own mythology and story line. Which I loved. It has Celtic and Irish mythology mixed into fairy tales. That...makes me really happy. I love the Irish culture, and I've had a book in mind that's set in Ireland for a long time now. :3 So that makes me happy~

There wasn't that much romance in it, when there was, it was at least a sentence or two. I've read enough of YA (and some adult) romances that it's just a daily usual thing for me. I can't really get into a book unless it has some romance in it, but if it's a good story line, sure I'll get through it lol. The only thing that kept me going in this one is the Irish and Celtic mythology. And Finn Mac Cumhaill. By the way, Finn is based on Fionn mac Cumhaill. I think he's an actual person. Kersten has him down to the tee. Blond hair and all. And yes, Finn is actually Fionn. He's mentioned. Here's a link to Wikipedia about Fionn. I'm not sure how much is true and all. But it's cool in my opinion. :)

About the characters; Teagan was an okay heroine, I just...don't know what to make of her just yet. I loved Finn. He was a sweetheart and he's funny. :) I don't really like or hate Aiden, Teagan's little brother. He's a 5-year-old genius. I mean the stuff he says, it's like he's waaay older than his actual age.

All in all, this was a cute read. I gave it three out of five stars because of what I said in the first paragraph. Hope I don't get blasted for that. D: But I do want to read the next book. :)

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Tiger's Voyage by Colleen Houck

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

THIS BOOK WAS SO WONDERFUL! Way better than the last two. I tried to make it last lol. But I couldn't put it down! I'll write a better review once this releases officially on November 1st. :)

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

In My Mail!

Just got two books in the mail from my friend, Autumn, in Florida. :)

  • A Beautiful Dead by Jocelyn Davies 
  • Fateful by Claudia Gray

A Beautiful Dead is an uncorrected proof copy (ARC). And it's my first one at that. :D I'm so excited to start reading these! 

I hope to get the next few in the DARK DAYS books!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Book Review: The Morganville Vampires - Volume 1 by Rachel Caine

Rating: ★★★★★
Release Date: November 3, 2009
Age Group: Young Adult
Format: Paperback
Pages: 480
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Source: Bought
Buy: Barnes and Noble 

The first two novels in the New York Times bestselling Morganville Vampires series together for the first time in a new trade paperback edition. Morganville is a small college town in the heart of Texas-not a place that exactly screams "hotbed of creatures of the night". But college freshman Claire Danvers is about to discover why, in Morganville, you should never, ever stay out after dark... Glass Houses College freshman Claire Danvers moves off campus and into an old house in the small town of Morganville. Her new roommates have her back when the town's deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood... The Dead Girls' Dance Claire may have a great roommate and a new boyfriend, but when she's invited to the Dead Girls' Dance all hell breaks loose-literally. Because this time, the living and the dead are ready to tear up the night... 

Oh, vampires. It sounds cliche nowadays, doesn't it? Well, this book puts a whole new perspective to vampires. Sure, it has the usual things with them; bloodsucking, burning in sunlight, holy water, crosses, silver, etc. But I thought it was cool how they made a contract with someone that binds them to that vampire forever, or until they say so. They have to abide by their rules, who to marry, when to get married, if you can have children or not. It's pretty intense if you ask moi. I know it's weird when I say it's cool, but it's new. I like new stuff. :3 Especially with vampires...since they're so cliche now. Thanks, Stephenie Meyer.

I really liked the fact that Michael was a...ghost the beginning. I've had this series on my shelf for a long time now, and I thought he was a vampire this whole time. I was going on what people said about the series and stuff, and that's what I got out of it lol. So that put a cog in my wheel lol. But then it started to turn in the second part of the book. (Meaning the second book since there's two books in one.) Michael was a sweetheart on up in the book. I didn't like him at first, since he was being an asshole to Claire about moving into their mansion that looks like "Gone with the Wind meets The Munsters." :P

And when I say "their mansion," I mean by the trio that lives there. Shane, Eve, and Michael. And I love Shane. The end. He's just...urgh. I love him. xD Eve is an awesome character. She has to be the second character that I've "met" that's a pure Goth, if you will. LOL. I loved her, she was funny. <3 Also, can I say that I will NEVER remotely like Monica...EVER...AT ALL? I don't give a shit if she sprouts wings and turns into an angel and saves everybody at the end of the series. I will forever hate that bitch. :) I was on Eve's side when she said, "Maybe she does deserve a good blowtorching." And Claire's like, "No. Nobody deserves that." And I'm sitting here like: Photobucket

I was about to die towards the end when Shane *spoiler* was about to get burned alive. I about cried myself to death. I really love Shane, I just hope he doesn't piss me off in the books to come in this series.

Okay. I'm done. All-in-all this was a fantastic book. I can't wait to read the next ones! I pretty much recommend this book to anyone who likes vampires. On the cover of the omnibus that I have, it says, "Fans of Twilight will love this." ...Sure, that's true. But this is nothing close to Twilight, just so you know. It's a WHOLE LOT BETTER. :D

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Friday, October 7, 2011

October To-Read List

I have a shit-ton to read this month. Urgh. It can be both good and bad. I had having to rush through books to get to another one. I'd like to actually enough some books, since this is perfect reading weather~ And that's how it feels for this month lol.

So far I have on my To-Read list (I'll put a " * " by the ones that I own):

  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor *
  • Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick
  • Morganville Vampires books by Rachel Caine (I have the first four volumes.) *
  • Beautiful Chaos by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia
  • Tiger's Voyage by Colleen Houck *
  • Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton *
  • The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa *
  • Destined by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

I know for a fact there's just a few more. Those are just off the top of my head, lol.
I've got to hustle!

Edit {October 20, 2011} I put a strike through the ones I read. c:

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Okay. As you all know, or may not know, but I'm assuming you all know lol. But there was something wrong with the Tiger's Voyage ISBN codes on Barnes and Noble, and they sent out the pre-ordered books. You could say this is good, and this is bad. But I'm saying this is hella good lol. And I'm one of those people that are getting their books early. You can go to B&N, maybe they'll let you get a copy and it'll ship out before November 1st. Who knows. This might be a miracle. ;) But ANYWAY. I hope this is true, and they do ship out. But as far as I'm concerned, it is. My friend Holli, from Goodreads, said that they've already shipped hers out and it's got a tracking number already. So, so far, it's legit.