Saturday, August 31, 2013

Stacking the Shelves #6

Stacking the Shelves is a book blog meme hosted by Tynga's Reviewswhere book bloggers post about the new books they have acquired throughout the week either digitally or hard copy. It can be books that you have borrowed from a friend, got at a library, purchased online or in a store, etc!

Borrowed From the Library

The Mortal Instruments City of Bones: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

Technically this isn't a book that I'm going to read thoroughly or even review on this website, but it's a pretty awesome book for fans of the City of Bones movie!


Hush, Hush; Crescendo; & Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick
I love this series!! I bought the first three books on sale for only $3.99 each! I probably won't re-read them for awhile since I just read them in June, but it's nice having copies of them on hand.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Summer Fictional Crushes 2013

Last summer, I posted a list of my Summer Fictional Crushes for Summer 2012 & loved it so much that I decided to do it again this summer! Here is list of my Summer Fictional Crushes for Summer 2013:

Aaron Warner from Unravel Me
Elder from the Across the Universe trilogy 
Maxon Schreave from The Elite
Patch from the Hush, Hush series
Xavier Woods from Halo trilogy
Sam from Incarnate trilogy
Augustus Waters from The Fault in Our Stars

So, who are your summer fictional crushes? 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday (#17)

Waiting on Wednesday is a Book Hop  hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pick is: 

The Transfer by Veronica Roth

I really can't wait to read this! I can't believe this comes out next week!! Holy Moly! So exciting!!! More Four!!! :)

Release Date: September 3, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Top 10 Tuesday (#16)

Top 10 Tuesday is a blog hop hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. They post a Top 10 topic & other blogs participate & link their blog post to their website. It is a way to get to know your follow bloggers & get more traffic on your own blog! If you have a book blog, you can definitely participate! If not, you can still post your answers below in the comments!

Top Ten Most Memorable Secondary Characters 

Please note: I'm not listing love interests (that's a different category). I'm listing best friends/sidekicks/other lovable characters

1. Vee from the Hush, Hush Saga

2. Ron Weasley from The Harry Potter Series

3. Hermione Granger from The Harry Potter Series

4. Kenji from the Shatter Me Trilogy

5. Finnick from The Hunger Games

6. Isaac from The Fault In Our Stars

7. Elijah from Phoenix

8. Magnus from The Mortal Instruments

9. Christina from Divergent

10. Fred & George Weasley from Harry Potter

Monday, August 26, 2013

Movie Review: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

WARNING! There are tons of spoilers from both the series & movie!!

Starring: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Kevin Zegers, Jemima West, and Robert Sheehan
DirectorHarald Zwart
Day of Release: August 21, 2013
Day I saw it: August 25, 2013
Who I saw it with: Two of my friends and some of their friends

Review: The City of Bones is one of my favorite books. Actually, the entire series is one of my favorite series, so you can imagine how excited and anxious I was to see this film. I really wanted it to stay true to the book, and it did. I liked how many of the quotes from the book even made it into the film!

The sequence of some of the scenes changed a bit, but I didn't mind that, the scenes were still the same. Some of it was a bit different from the book though. In the film, Simon goes with Clary and Jace to the Institute earlier than he does in the book, and surprisingly, I was completely okay with this. The change wasn't that drastic and I actually liked having Simon there. It's weird because in the book I hated Simon, but in the movie, I thought he was adorable and I liked him (Not as much as Jace, though). Robert played him really well. Speaking of Simon, I actually liked what happened to him when the vampires took him better than what happened in the book.
However, I am not sure how I feel about all the shadowhunters going in to save him and not just Clary and Jace. That was a very important scene for Clary and Jace in the book. It showed how much Jace really cared about
Clary and was willing to even help her find the other boy who loves her. Oh, well. There was also some drastic changes towards the end of the film. Some of the changes I wasn't sure why they did, but I'm not complaining. One main change was the venue of where the big fight scene was, which to me, wasn't that important, and obviously if Cassandra Clare approved of the changes, then as a fan, I shouldn't care either. I think the biggest change that surprised me the most (and horrified me at first) was that Hodge told Valentine to lie to Clary and Jace and tell them that they're siblings to make them heartbroken. When that happened, I was like "WHAT?!" Major City of Glass spoiler for those who haven't read the books! However, I assume the reason why they did this is to prevent an uproar occurring from the nonreaders. If that part wasn't in the film, people would actually think that they were siblings and that incest was going on and would be truly disgusted and that would prevent them from seeing the future films. So I understand completely why they made this decision.
However, some nonreaders might not even notice Hodge saying that to Valentine. My friends who haven't read the books didn't and asked me if they really were siblings or not. Needless to say, I told them the truth. There were also some other changes at the end that I'm not going to discuss because that will take to long.

The acting was phenomenal! It's hard to believe that it was just over a year ago when I posted a post about how I felt about the actors whom were going to portray each character. Click HERE if you want to read it. I read through it right before starting this review, and I was pretty hard on Lily (Clary), Robert (Simon), and Aidan Turner (Luke). They all proofed me wrong, and I'm so glad they did! They are all fantastic actors and they all played their characters very well! When I saw Jamie and Lily, I didn't think "Oh, that's Jamie" or "Oh, that's Lily." I saw them as their characters and not themselves!

I simply loved the scenes between Jace and Clary. They were so cute, and it reminded me of how much I like them together and of how much I LOVE Jace. Jamie did amazing as Jace. He was able to portray the rude, arrogant attitude and still be completely likable! Gosh, I can't wait to re-watch those scenes again and see more scenes with the two of them in City of Ashes!!

Overall, I am still in Mortal Instruments mode after seeing this film yesterday. I seriously cannot wait to watch it again and to watch City of Ashes next year!!!

Book Review: Hades


"Heaven Help Her.

Bethany Church is an angel sent to Earth to keep dark forces at bay. Falling in love was never part of her mission, but the bond between Beth and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier Woods, is undeniably strong. But even Xavier’s love, and the care of her archangel siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, can’t keep Beth from being tricked into a motorcycle ride that ends up in Hell. There, the demon Jake Thorn bargains for Beth’s release back to Earth. But what he asks of her will destroy her, and quite possibly, her loved ones, as well."

Author: Alexandra Adornetto
Year of Release: 2011
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Genre: Paranormal
Sequel(s): Heaven
Prequels(s): Halo
What motivated you to read this book?: Really enjoyed Halo & wanted to see what happened next to Bethany & Xavier.
Book Version: Hardback
Where did you get the book?: Library I work at
Favorite Character: Xavier Woods
Other noteworthy characters: Bethany, Ivy, & Gabriel Church, as well as Tucker and Hanna
Thoughts on Cover: I really like it! The colors are great, and I like how realistic the lightning looks. The question I have is: is that Jake or Xavier with Beth?
Recommended to: Angel fans, Catholics, Other Christians, religious people, Twilight fans, Paranormal fans
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Warning: There are some spoilers in this review

Review: I am truly stunned at how much better this book was than Halo. Halo was pretty good, but Hades was so much better. Halo had a lot of unnecessary things and I thought there wasn't much of a problem till the end, but Hades had a main problem throughout the entire novel and everything that was occurring seemed to be important to the plot, so it was a huge improvement!

In this book, Bethany has been kidnapped by Jake Thorn who is a demon and one of the first fallen angels that fell along with Lucifer and was banned into hell for all eternity. When I started reading this book, I knew she was going to end up in hell because of the summary and I was thinking she'd only be there for four or five chapters before she was released, but I was wrong. I'm glad that I was wrong and that as I mentioned earlier, there was actually a main problem in this book---that she was an angel in hell!! I think the only thing I missed from the previous book was the romance between Beth and Xavier, but then again, I was glad that while she was kidnapped that she didn't obsess over him and mope around the way she did in the first book. Instead, she was strategizing and made two new friends: Tucker and Hanna. They were quite likable, and I definitely hope they'll make an appearance in the final book! I was also very pleased that before she was kidnapped that she actually had a life outside of her relationship with Xavier with her friends. I never like it when girls who are in relationships only spend time with their boyfriends and nobody else. 

Another thing that I liked in this novel was that although Bethany was in Hades, she was still able to project and see what was going on with her family and with Xavier and Molly. That was a very creative way for Adornetto to explain what was going on outside of Hades. I would have been vastly upset if most of the book lasted without Xavier. I also enjoyed the fighting going on between Molly and Xavier. It was pretty funny. However, Molly did get on my nerves sometimes. It makes me wonder what Beth saw in her as a friend.

All in all, I was quite satisfied and pleasantly surprised with this book! I look forward to reading what happens next in Heaven.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Stacking the Shelves (#5)

Stacking the Shelves is a book blog meme hosted by Tynga's Reviewswhere book bloggers post about the new books they have acquired throughout the week either digitally or hard copy. It can be books that you have borrowed from a friend, got at a library, purchased online or in a store, etc!

Borrowed From the Library

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

Finally got my hands on a copy of J.K. Rowling's newest book! I never read The Casual Vacancy, so this will be the first non-Harry Potter book that I have read written by her. I'm not sure what to expect, but I thought I should at least give it a try!

What books have you acquired this week? Let me know in the comments!!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (#16)

Waiting on Wednesday is a Book Hop  hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pick is: 

Phoenix Overture by Jodi Meadows

"This breathtaking and lyrical novella captures a thrilling and momentous decision for a young man and the people he loves. Told from the perspective of Sam, the sensitive musician from Jodi Meadows’s Incarnate series, lifetimes before he meets Ana, Phoenix Overture is a story of love and loss, strength and courage, and facing the consequences of the hardest of decisions.

Phoenix Overture offers existing fans a deeper insight into a favorite character and the intriguing history of Heart, while new readers will find a stunning introduction to this rich world and the romantic, captivating fantasy of the Incarnate series.

In the wilds around the Community where Sam and his family have taken shelter, life is dangerous. Dragons, trolls, centaurs, and other monsters fill the world. The word comes from the council that everyone must leave and journey to rescue their leader, Janan, who has been abducted by a mysterious new enemy in the north. Faced with overwhelming threats that bring death and destruction, Sam and the others reach the northern Range and, reunited with Janan, are given an unimaginable opportunity. Although it would give them the privilege to live and learn and love without fear, the choice is not without its own dire consequences. And lives—though not theirs—are sure to be lost. Just how much are they willing to give up to save themselves?"

Release Date: September 3, 2013

Just a few more weeks until this novella is released! Is it bad that I'm more excited for this novella than I am for Infinite, the final book in the series? I really like Sam & I look forward to learning more about his past in this novella. It will be challenging though, imagining him with a different body than he does in the Incarnate & Asunder!!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Book Review: Halo

"An angel is sent to Earth on a mission.

But falling in love is not part of the plan.

Three angels – Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, the youngest and most human – are sent by Heaven to bring good to a world falling under the influence of darkness. They work hard to conceal their luminous glow, superhuman powers, and, most dangerous of all, their wings, all the while avoiding all human attachments.

Then Bethany meets Xavier Woods, and neither of them is able to resist the attraction between them. Gabriel and Ivy do everything in their power to intervene, but the bond between Xavier and Bethany seems too strong.

The angel’s mission is urgent, and dark forces are threatening. Will love ruin Bethany or save her?"

Author: Alexandra Adornetto 
Year of Release: 2010
PublisherFeiwel & Friends
GenreI don't know what to classify it as. I believe in Angels in real life, so I can't classify it as fantasy because fanasty consists of fantastical beings.
Sequel(s)Hades & Heaven
What motivated you to read this book?: I was at half-price books a few weeks ago, and I saw the second book in this series, (At the time, I had no idea that it was the second book.) and the cover caught my attention, and I knew I wanted to read it after reading the summary. After going to Goodreads, I discovered that it was a series and that the first book is Halo. I couldn't wait to read it because it reminded me so much of the Hush, Hush saga, and I love that series!!
Book Version: hardback
Where did you get the book?: Library I work at
Favorite Character: Xavier Woods
Other noteworthy characters: Bethany, Ivy, & Gabriel Church
Thoughts on Cover: I really like it. Stunning! I like how it doesn't show their faces so the reader can picture them how they want. I also love the sunset/sunrise in the background and the font used as well as the curly thing used around the title. However, I don't like Xavier's hairstyle in it, and because of the cover, I'm now stuck imagining him with that awful style. ugh.
Recommended to: Angel fans, Catholics, Other Christians, religious people, Twilight fans, Urban Fantasy fans
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Warning: There are some spoilers in this review
Review: I really enjoyed this novel. I truly did. I loved that although this novel is fiction, it could have happened in real life even though it's not classified as realistic fiction, and I love that. Being a devote, religious Catholic, I loved that the main character and her family were angels and that they came down to earth to try to end as many of the horrible problems as possible. I also loved all the references to God and the respect the characters have for Him. Many books do not mention God or religion. Some do but view it in a bad light. I loved that this book didn't. They honor God, and I loved that. I also loved all the other religious references as well and that Xavier and his family are Catholic (they don't specifically say that he is, but I can tell.) His mother has the same values that I have--loved that!!

Although I loved this novel, there were many things that I found wrong with it. For starters, the plot seemed to be going nowhere for the first 300+ pages. The trival problems that were occurring were solved within a few chapters, sometimes within a few pages. There didn't seem to be a huge problem until the end of the novel. It basically just covered daily things that were going on in Beth's life, nothing major. If the characters weren't so likable, I would have found this to be annoying. I also didn't quite understand what the purpose of Beth's family's mission. Obviously it's to bring peace and end the bad stuff going on, but I felt as though the book focused so much on Beth's relationship with Xavier and not enough on the main reason why she was on earth in the first place!

Second of all (and probably most importantly), Beth's obsession with Xavier got on my nerves. Yes, he's very understanding. Yes, he's an awesome guy, but no, he's not perfect. I hated that she only saw him as Mr. Perfect Boyfriend. There was even one part where she said something along the lines of "Even if there was something wrong with him, I'd still love him." Well, I would hope so, considering that that's what people do--love their significant other despite their flaws. I really wish that his flaws were emphasized more. It was also quite annoying how her happiness depended on him. Nobody--male or female--should rely on someone else for their happiness. They should be happy regardless. When Xavier broke up with her, she was completely ruined just as Bella Swan was in Twilight. It was horrible. It's like seriously--"Yeah, it's upsetting, but get over it! There are other guys out there!" There was even one part when Bethany told him that she wanted to die after he broke up with her. Ugh. Seriously? I also hated that Bethany always wanted him to rescue her/protect her. A girl should be able to take care of herself. However, I was glad that Xavier didn't become Bethany's entire life (even though she pretty much said he was), because she made time for her other friends, too.

Next (okay, this was kind of mentioned before), Xavier's character is too perfect. Maybe it's how Bethany always described and talked about him, but still, his character was too good to be true. For existence, during one part at the beginning when Bethany asked him why he liked her, he basically just said it was because "they clicked". That would have been a totally acceptable answer had he not lost his girlfriend in a fire and pretty much refused to date anyone else because he was too upset. I mean, yeah, Bethany could have been that girl who was different from all the other girls at their school, but it seemed as though he fall for her awfully fast considering that he refused to date anyone else after what happend. (It's hard to put it into words.) 

Overall, this book had it's downs, but they didn't bother me to the extreme. I would definitely recommend it. I really enjoyed this book. I loved Xavier. Even though his character is too good to be true, I still loved him and found myself wanting him to be in the parts where he wasn't there. He pretty much sums up my dream guy: attractive, Catholic, religious, protective, kind, understanding, athletic, has a good relationship with his family, etc. I also liked Bethany even though she had a selfish, unhealthy obsession with Xavier. I thought her innocence was cute, and I loved how she was willing to sacrifice herself for her friend. I have already started reading the sequel & am liking it!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Stacking the Shelves (#4)

Stacking the Shelves is a book blog meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews where book bloggers post about the new books they have acquired throughout the week either digitally or hard copy. It can be books that you have borrowed from a friend, got at a library, purchased online or in a store, etc!

Here are the books I have acquired this week!

Borrowed From the Library

Hades by Alexandra Adornetto 

This is the sequel to the book I'm reading right now, Halo. I'm really enjoying it right now. It's really interesting and cute. Plus, I love forbidden love stories.

Heaven by Alexandra Adornetto 

This is the third and final book in the series that I'm reading. I love the cover! Love that their arms make a heart shape!

The Program by Suzanne Young

I can't remember where I originally saw this, but I remember thinking it sounded fascinating and somewhat frightening! The book trailer for it looked good too.

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

I went to the library this afternoon with my mother and I was just roaming around with nothing specific in mind since I had already gotten so many books from the library I work at. Then I saw this book and recognized it from Krystianna's blog, Downright Dystopia. This wasn't the first book on my TBR list, but decided to get it anyways! Actually, I didn't even know I had it listed on Goodreads until I went to the Goodreads page for the book!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Book Review: Asunder

Ana has always been the only one. Asunder. Apart. But after Templedark, when many residents of Heart were lost forever, some hold Ana responsible for the darksouls–and the newsouls who may be born in their place.

Many are afraid of Ana’s presence, a constant reminder of unstoppable changes and the unknown. When sylph begin behaving differently toward her and people turn violent, Ana must learn to stand up not only for herself but for those who cannot stand up for themselves.

Ana was told that nosouls can’t love. But newsouls? More than anything, she wants to live and love as an equal among the citizens of Heart, but even when Sam professes his deepest feelings, it seems impossible to overcome a lifetime of rejection.

In this second book in the Newsoul trilogy, Ana discovers the truth about reincarnation and will have to find a way to embrace love and make her young life meaningful."

Author: Jodi Meadows
Year of Release: 2013
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Genre: Fantasy
Sequel(s): Infinite & one novella, Phoenix Overture
Prequel(s): Incarnate
What motivated you to read this book?: I enjoyed reading Incarnate, so I wanted to read it's sequel! I also wanted to read this book before the novella is released in a few weeks!!
Book Version: e-book
Where did you get the book?: digital library
Favorite Character: Sam
Other noteworthy characters: Ana, Cris, Sarit
Thoughts on Cover: It's okay. I prefer the cover of Incarnate more.The mask makes the girl's face look strange.
Recommended to: Fantasy fans
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars

Review: I must admit it took me several chapters to get into this novel, and sometimes when I did get into it, I would lose interest again later on. I'm not really sure what it was that made me not have interest in it originally. Lack of interest in the story line and what was happening? Lack of description? The fact that I read this after reading an amazing series and was still experiencing a hangover from it? I think it was a combination of all three. Fortunately, that ended and I was able to enjoy the story.

There seemed to be a vague description of everything, from the description of the settings to the description of Ana's emotions. I'm used to reading books that go on and on with lots and lots of details. Even though I've read Incarnate, I'm still not quite used to the vagueness of it. I guess I shouldn't complain because I'm not very descriptive in my writing either. Also, I have come to appreciate the information Meadows incorporated into the story that most readers wouldn't even notice. What I'm referring to is the music and flower element of the story. Meadows must have done a lot of research to assure the accuracy of everything. I admire Meadows a lot for that because I'm lazy when it comes to doing research for my novel that I'm writing.

As I said in my review of Incarnate, the plot and overall premise of this story is very unique. I've never read any novel like it before reading this series, and I love reading original novels/series. Jodi Meadows has a very creative mind. Not only that, but I found it interesting, and enjoyed learning the information that Ana and Sam discover throughout the book.

I also still have a growing fondness for Sam. He is definitely the type of guy I would like to date. He's kind, selfless, brave, understanding, honorable, helpful, and not to mention, attractive. I really like him a lot. I did get annoyed with him during one or two occasions in the book when he and Ana were fighting, but I got over it when Ana did. I loved it when he practically bragged about her during one scene in the book. He's just so sweet! My favorite part with him was definitely chapter 25!! I also like Ana as well. I admire her willingness to stand up for the other Newsouls, and the way she handled herself during difficult situations. In addition to Sam and Ana, I also liked Cris as well. He reminded me a bit of Sam himself, and I love his kindness. The character Sarit was also likable as well. She was very funny!

Overall, I liked this book, but it wasn't "I have to find out what happens next" type of book. I'm looking forward to reading the sequel and the novella, Phoenix Overture, written about Sam!!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday (#15)

Waiting on Wednesday is a Book Hop  hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pick is: 

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

"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"

Juliette now knows she may be the only one who can stop the Reestablishment. But to take them down, she'll need the help of the one person she never thought she could trust: Warner. And as they work together, Juliette will discover that everything she thought she knew-about Warner, her abilities, and even Adam-was wrong.

In Shatter Me, Tahereh Mafi created a captivating and original story that combined the best of dystopian and paranormal and was praised by Publishers Weekly as "a gripping read from an author who's not afraid to take risks." The sequel, Unravel Me, blew readers away with heart-racing twists and turns, and New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia said it was "dangerous, sexy, romantic, and intense." Now this final book brings the series to a shocking and climactic end."

Release Date: February 4, 2014

I know I just posted the cover reveal of this book last week, but I'm beyond excited for this book!!! Let the countdown begin!! Only 6 more months to go!!! Ugh. I don't want to wait that long. ARCs anyone?

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Team Warner!!!!! If something happens to him, I'll be so mad!!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

A to Z Bookish Survey

I saw this survey on Lisa Loves Literature, originally from The Perpetual Pageturner. I love surveys so I decided to participate!! If you participate as well, send me your link to your survey!!

Lisi Harrison
A- Author you've read the most books by: Lisi Harrison who wrote the Clique books. I read all of them, plus the summer reading collection that came out several years ago. That makes a total of 19 books, if I'm not mistaken.
B-Best sequel ever: This is difficult, but I was very pleased with Insurgent by Veronica Roth.
C-Currently Reading: Asunder by Jodi Meadows
D-Drink of choice while reading: Lemonade, I suppose
E-E-reader or physical book? I love my nook, but I'd choose a physical book over an e-book any day.
F-Fictional character you probably would have actually dated in high school: Hmmm...probably one of the nice guys like Simon from The Mortal Instruments, Ian O'Shea from The Host, or Jem Carstars from The Infernal Devices, because that's the type of thing I look for in a guy. When reading books, I always go for
Jem Carstairs
the bad guys, but in real life, I prefer nice guys.
G-Glad you gave this book a chance: The Hunger Games! I told myself that I would never read The Hunger Games when my friend told me about them two years ago, but reading them was one of the best decisions of my life! I wouldn't be the book lover that I am today, if it weren't for them!
H-Hidden Gem Book: What?
I-Important moment in your reading life: Pretty much relates to what I said two questions ago, for some reason after reading The Hunger Games, I kept reading more and more books, before reading that series, the only books I mainly read where the Harry Potter and Clique books. I read other books, of course, but those were the main ones I thought of when I told people that I like reading.
J-Just finished: Shades of the Earth by Beth Revis. It's the third & final book in the Across The Universe Trilogy. I highly recommend this series!!
The Hunger Games
K-Kinds of books you won't read: I did a Top Ten Tuesday about this recently
L-Longest book you've read: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix at 870 pages!
M-Major book hangover because of: The last Harry Potter book. I cried, not because I didn't like it, but because it was over.
N-Number of bookcases you own: In my bedroom there are two, but my family has many others throughout our house. Most of my books, I don't even keep on bookshelves because they have no room for them!
O-One book you have read multiple times: I have never read a book more than twice. I have read all the Harry Potter books twice, except the last one (I started re-reading it, but it got too long!). I have also read Divergent and all The Hunger Games books twice. I plan on re-reading more books later this fall.
P-Preferred place to read: My bedroom
Q-Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you've read: Gosh, I don't know! I can't pick just one!!
R-Reading regret: I went through a HUGE reading slump from September 2012 to April 2013 because of school and other things. During that time frame, according to Goodreads, I only read 8 books. I wish I read more during that time frame, and I wish I blogged during that time as well. But I guess I have a pretty good excuse though. School always came first to me.
S-Series you started and need to finish (all books are out in the series): The Vampire Academy books and the Matched Trilogy
T-Three of your all time favorite books: I'm going to list more than three: sorry, there's just no way. (And they aren't in any order)
1) The Hunger Games 2) The Harry Potter series (can't just name one from it) 3) Catching Fire 4) Divergent 5) Insurgent 6) City of Glass
U-Unapologetic fangirl of: The Hush, Hush saga. I wouldn't be surprised if it became a movie and got a lot of criticism because it is similar to Twilight, but it is so much better! People would assume it is like Twilight, when it really isn't at all. There are only a few similarities.
V-Very excited for this release more than all the others: Allegiant by Veronica Roth, hands down!
W-Worst bookish habit: I tend to use a bookmark to cover up paragraphs below the paragraph that I'm currently reading to prevent myself from looking ahead. At one time I got so bad, that I would do it even when I didn't want to prevent myself from looking ahead. Sometimes I use my hand to do it when I'm reading on my nook.
X-X marks the spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book: Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them
Y-Your latest book purchase: I recently bought The Fault In Our Stars by John Green because I love that book so much!
Z-ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late): Shades of Earth by Beth Revis. All of her books made me stay up late!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Stacking the Shelves (#3)

Stacking the Shelves is a book blog meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews where book bloggers post about the new books they have acquired throughout the week either digitally or hard copy. It can be books that you have borrowed from a friend, got at a library, purchased online or in a store, etc!

Here are the books I have acquired this week!

Borrowed from Library

Halo by Alexandra Adornetto 

I was at half-price books a few weeks ago, and I saw the second book in this series, (At the time, I had no idea that it was the second book.) and it caught my attention, and I knew I wanted to read it. After going to Goodreads, I discovered that it was a series and that the first book is Halo. I really cannot wait to read it because it reminds me so much of the Hush, Hush saga and I love that series!! I hope it lives up to my expectations!

Got For Free

Paparazzi Princess by Jen Calonita

I went to a street market this morning and they had a bookshelf full of books that they were giving away for free. Yes, free! They didn't have any science fiction or fantasy books that I normally like to read, but this book caught my attention. It looks like the type of book I would have enjoyed as a young teenager. It's not the type of book I would read now, but hey it's free, and maybe I'll still like it. We'll see. Turns out that this book is actually the fourth book in a series, so I'll have to read the first three if I ever want to read this one.

                     Borrowed from a Digital Library

Asunder by Jodi Meadows

I really liked the first book of this series that I read a few weeks ago, so of course I am going to read this one too!

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