Saturday, July 31, 2010

Amy and Rogers Epic Detour (review)

I just got back from vacation, and I didn't have a computer to post my reviews. So I tried the scedualed post, welll for some reason it only worked up to Tuesday...

Anyway, I'm back and here's one of the reviews that didn't post while I was away :)

Amy and Rogers Epic Detour
By Morgan Matson
My Copy: From Library
Summary: Amy Curry thinks her life sucks. Her mom decides to move from California to Connecticut to start anew--just in time for Amy's senior year. Her dad recently died in a car accident. So Amy embarks on a road trip to escape from it all, driving cross-country from the home she's always known toward her new life. Joining Amy on the road trip is Roger, the son of Amy's mother's old friend. Amy hasn't seen him in years, and she is less than thrilled to be driving across the country with a guy she barely knows. So she's surprised to find that she is developing a crush on him. At the same time, she's coming to terms with her father's death and how to put her own life back together after the accident. Told in traditional narrative as well as scraps from the road--diner napkins, motel receipts, postcards--this is the story of one girl's journey to find herself.

Review: I started Amy and Rogers Epic Detour at 11pm, and I couldn’t stop reading until 2:30 in the morning, which is when I finally finished it. When I began reading I was only going to read a chapter or two before I went to bed, well that didn’t work out. I loved Amy’s voice and character. You could tell she was in so much pain in the beginning of the novel, you can also see the changes in her as the road trip goes on.

Throughout the book you find pictures, maps, little facts about the state that Amy and Roger are driving through. One of my favorites was Kentucky,

“Facts: Roger was deeply disappointed that we did not eat in KFC in Kentucky. He wanted to know if they just called it ‘FC’ here, because the Kentucky part in understood.”
The little things like that made this book so realistic.

There was funny and sarcastic comments through out the book. If you don’t laugh while your reading there is something wrong with your funny bone. I think you should get it fixed.

Amy and Rogers Epic Detour is a must read. It’s heartfelt, and deep but it has those sarcastic moments to keep it a fun upbeat novel. I found myself laughing while I cried a few times. So make sure you check this book out, you won’t regret it.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE 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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Right now I’m reading Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel.

So here’s my teaser:

""Throughout all of my histories I found no on I loved more than you. No one."
"But I'm losing you," I said, my voice breaking.
Rhode grasped me so my cheek pressed against his chest. I stayed there a moment and let my heartbeat echo between our bodies."

From page 21

What’s your teaser?

Sunday, July 25, 2010

In My Mailbox (11) Vlog (1)

So this is my first IMM vlog, I been wanting to do one for awhile but I always chicken out. So here it is!

Emma and the Vampires
Infinite Days
Immortal Beloved
Prophecy of the Sisters

Okay so tell me what you think! Should I keep doing them, or was it horrible and I should never do one again. You tell me!


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Journey To The Past: Well when most people go to the bookstore or library they look at the new releases, but what about all those other books. They deserve some love too. So once a week I write about an older book.

Title: To Catch a Pirate
Author: Jade Parker
Published in: 2007
Summary: When Annalisa Townsend’s ship is set upon by pirates in search of her father’s treasure, one of the crew, James Sterling, discovers her in the hold. When he moves to take her necklace, she begs him not to, as it is all she has left of her mother. He accepts a kiss in exchange for the necklace. “A fair trade, m’lady,” he tells her afterward, before disappearing.

A year later, with a forged letter of marque, Annalisa is intent on hunting down the wretched James Sterling and reclaiming her father’s treasure from him. But now she’s in danger of him stealing something far more vulnerable this time: her heart.

It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these, sorry. Also this book is on the newer side, but it is one of my all time favorites so I had to write about it.

I’m a huge fan of books and movies about pirates. Sure there isn’t very many of them, but I have watched every Pirates of The Caribbean movie at least 5 times (The first one I’ve seen closer to 50 times). I’m not sure where this obsession comes from, and it’s probably one of the reasons that I started fencing.

To Catch a Pirate caught my attention with the title, and the summary. How can you go wrong with a book about pirates and romance? The adventure through out the book captured me, and has caused me to read, and reread this book. I should warn you that it is one of those short, quick romance novels. At times it’s very predictable and while the ending was so cute (my favorite part) it was very cheesy. This book isn’t for everyone, but if you’re like me and just love a good YA romance book. To Catch a Pirate is one of the best.


I made a new JTTP banner! What do you think? I really didn't like the last one, and this one matches everything else better.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

100 Followers Giveaway!

Okay I’ve been saying I was going to have this contest for a while now. Well I finally got the perfect book!

First I want to say how amazing you all are! I never thought that people would actually read my reviews or my ramblings. I started my blog to keep track of my reviews, and what books I’ve read. I also recommending books to my friends and family, so it’s so much fun to tell so many people about these outstanding books.

So enough with my rambling, I bet you want to know what book I’m giving away.

An ARC of Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan!!!! She is one of my favorite authors, and I very excited for this new series! It sounds amazing, here’s the summary…

New name, new town, new life. Nastasya has done it too often to count. And there’s no end in sight. Nothing ever really ends... when you’re immortal. But this time is different: Nastasya knows that this new town must hold her salvation—or her death.

Nastasya was born into darkness, and has embraced it her whole life. Four hundred years ago, a tragedy robbed her of her birthright, and she’s been living a lie ever since. Now, four centuries of exploring the depths and limits of dark power has left Nastasya feeling sickened unto death. If she continues down this road, she will end up as a very dark, twisted, evil thing—with unthinkable power. Or she can begin the long, painful road toward light, and reclaim the destiny that others tried to destroy.

They’re rare. You may have never met one, never sat next to one on a plane, never eaten in the same restaurant at the same time. But the Immortals are there. Have always been there. Will always be there. Moving among humans, playing out their own cursed fate. Sometimes subtly, sometimes with huge, sweeping implications for mankind. But no one will ever know. Except you.

1) You have too be a follower (Since this contest is for my followers, but you don’t need to be one for my Winter Longing giveaway)

2) You have to have an US address for the book to be mailed to.

3) And you have to fill out this FORM or the one below.

That’s it! Thanks again to all my followers!
I'll be announcing the winner on August 30th.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sea (review)

By: Heidi R. Kling
Summary: Haunted by recurring nightmares since her mother’s disappearance over the Indian ocean three years before, fifteen-year old California girl Sienna Jones reluctantly travels with her psychiatrist father’s volunteer team to six-months post-tsunami Indonesia where she meets the scarred and soulful orphaned boy, Deni, who is more like Sea than anyone she has ever met.

She knows they can’t be together, so why can’t she stay away from him? And what about her old best friend-turned-suddenly-hot Spider who may or may not be waiting for her back home? And why won’t her dad tell her the truth about her mother’s plane crash? The farther she gets from home, the closer she comes to finding answers.

And Sea’s real adventure begins.

Review: Sea isn’t a book I wouldn’t normally read but with all the amazing reviews how could I stay away? This was an emotional book, and at times I couldn’t believe Sienna was just fifteen. The same age as me. I would never have the guts to do what she did. I could never face my fears like she did, or go to a completely different country after tragedy like the tsunami. Sienna amazed me, and I hope I can be more like her.

I’m not sure what else I can say besides go out and read this, if you haven’t yet. Sea is a life-changing story with a great plot, characters, and writing. You will cry when Sienna does, and laugh with her too. You’ll never forget the characters that she meets over in Indonesia. Like the cute little Elli, and the mysterious Deni.

Plus just look at that beautiful cover! How could you not want to open it and see what’s inside.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

It been awhile since I participated in Teaser Tuesday, I'll try and do this regularly again.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

•Grab your current read

•Open to a random page

•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE 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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Right now I’m reading She's So Dead To Us  by  Kieren Scott

So here’s my teaser:

I experienced an unpleasant twisting in my lower gut. it was amazing how casual it was for him. Like he wasn't inviting me into the very scene I had both dreaded and looked forward to with a mixture of excitement, apprehension, and abject fear for so long.
 From page 16

What’s your teaser?


Monday, July 19, 2010

Books to Movies

What do Hunger Games, City of Bones and Uglies have in common? They’re all books that are being made into movies. There’s also a long list of other YA books that have been optioned by different film companies. Sometimes this could be a really good thing, like when they get all the characters right, and ACTUALLY stay true to the book.

Books to Movies can also be a bad thing. They could completely change the whole thing. This happened with the Frog Princess, which was made into the movie The Princess and The Frog. They changed every detail of the book, but one (that the 'princess' turns into a frog). When I was younger The Frog Princess was one of my favorite books, so that really upset me. Even though I REALLY enjoyed that movie.

If you want to stay on top of the books to movies news you should go visit The Page to Premiere Network. It started with His Golden Eyes but after Twilight it expanded and this stunning video can explain it much better then me.

What do you think about books being made into movies? Do you love them? Hate them?
And isn't that video AMAZING! I wish I could do that.


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Your Hunger Games Name

I found this at Forever Young Adult and

If you read the Hunger Games you know that everyone has really strange names. Well this is to help you find you Hunger Games Name.

The rules are simple! Just write down your answer for each of the questions, and then combine them in the end.

1) Write down the second syllable of your middle name.

· If you do not have a middle name – what is wrong with you? How did you know when your parents were mad at you? Anyway, you should use the second syllable of your first name.

· If your middle name is only one syllable, you may use the second syllable of your last name.

· If none of your names have more than one syllable, your parents obviously read the children’s book Tikki-Tikki-Tembo, and you may use any syllable you like from Tikki-Tikki-Tembo-No-Sa-Rembo-Chari-Bari-Ruchi-Pip-Peri-Pembo’s name.

2) Write down the name of a plant.

3) Write down the second syllable of your first name.

* If your first name is only one syllable, you may use the second syllable of your last name.

* If none of your names have more than one syllable, your parents obviously read the children’s book Tikki-Tikki-Tembo, and you may use any syllable you like from Tikki-Tikki-Tembo-No-Sa-Rembo-Chari-Bari-Ruchi-Pip-Peri-Pembo’s name.

4) Write down the first initial of the last name of your favorite English teacher from school.

5) Write down one simple action verb (i.e. “run,” “jump,” etc)

Now, get your results!!

Combine the answer from #1 with the answer from #3. That is your first name.

Your middle initial is the answer to #4.

Your last name is your answer to #5 with your answer to #2 added to the end.

It’s that simple! My name was Leyielle C. Spinlilly, what’s yours?


Saturday, July 17, 2010

In My Mailbox(10)

WOW 10 weeks! Has it really been this long? *well actually it's been 11 or 12 week since I didn't do an IMM once or twice*

Anyway, here's my IMM video for this week. Youtube took the music off of it, (there evil). **Edit** - The last video wasn't working so I'm republishing it without music. If you want to listen to it with the music just play the video under this one. Sorry. Next week I'm doing a vlog because I'm just so frustrated with Youtube right now.

Right now I'm obsessed with this song, I love Sara and I can't wait for her new CD. If you want to listen to the whole thing I'm going to put the music video below.

Oh and I'm sorry I've been a little MIA for the last couple days. I've been really busy, and hopefully I'll be able to post a bunch this week. I actually got a lot planned out, (maybe my 100 follower contest?)

--Danielle(I still really need to make a signature)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Forgive My Fins Review

Forgive My Fins

By: Tera Lynn Childs
Received: From the library
Summary: Lily Sanderson has a secret, and it’s not that she has a huge crush on gorgeous swimming god Brody Bennett, who makes her heart beat flipper-fast. Unrequited love is hard enough when you’re a normal teenage girl, but when you’re half human, half mermaid like Lily, there’s no such thing as a simple crush.

Lily’s mermaid identity is a secret that can’t get out, since she’s not just any mermaid – she’s a Thalassinian princess. When Lily found out three years ago that her mother was actually a human, she finally realized why she didn’t feel quite at home in Thalassinia, and she’s been living on land and going to Seaview high school ever since, hoping to find where she truly belongs. Sure, land has its problems – like her obnoxious, biker boy neighbor Quince Fletcher – but it has that one major perk – Brody. The problem is, mermaids aren’t really the casual dating type – when they “bond,” it’s for life.

When Lily’s attempt to win Brody’s love leads to a tsunami-sized case of mistaken identity, she is in for a tidal wave of relationship drama, and she finds out, quick as a tailfin flick, that happily-ever-after never sails quite as smoothly as you planned

Review: I don’t think I’ve ever read a book about meraids. Sure I’ve seen movies or maybe a picture book or two when I was younger. This was something new, and I couldn’t wait to read it. The is pretty and colorful with just an over all fun summer feel to it.

While this Forgive My Fins was different it also had a predicable plot. Lily has this obsession with a guy she barely knows, and wants to spend the rest of her life with him. This comes up all the time in YA books, and I thought that this one would end up being the same as all the others. Then Childs mixes it up, sending Lily and Quince on a big adventure, which gives it a different edge.

Overall I really enjoyed this book and I can’t wait for the sequel. I found myself smiling, and laughing through out the while novel at Lily and Quince’s bickering.

So does anyone know of other Mermaid books out now? I would really like to read some more.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Where’s your Rating System?

Since I've started my blog I’ve gotten a many questions like this: Where’s your rating system? You forgot to rate the book in this review. Do you need help making a rating system? So I thought I should clear up this confusion.

I don’t rate books in my reviews. Why? Well it’s really hard to explain but I’ll try.

If you saw that someone rated a book with two or one stars, are you likely to pick it up? Probably not, and some people might not even read the review to see why it was rated so low.

Everyone has there own opinion, and everyone likes different kinds of books. I know a few people that like books with predictable plots, that have been used over and over again. I also know people that will only read fantasy and paranormal because they want to read about something new and different.

So what I don't like someone else probably will. In my reviews I’ll write about what I thought was good and bad, so you can chose for yourself if it’s a book you want to read. Without a rating to miss lead you.

I hope this makes sense, and I do love all the comments and emails. So keep writing them, I just wanted to clear this up for you.


Read - A -Thon (wrap-up)

Once Upon A Read-A-Thon

This has been so much fun, but I only read three books. It was hard to find time to read.

So here's the three books that I finished:
1)Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
2)Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder
3)My Soul to Keep by Rachel Vincent
and I also started Captivate by Carrie Jones.

All of them were really good, but my favorite would have to be Inside Out. I'll try and post a review really soon.

I know my currently reading thing in the sidebar didn't change at all throughout the read-a-thon, I actually forgot about it ...

So did you read anything this really good during the read-a-thon? Tell me in the comments!

Perfectly Dateless (review)

Perfectly Dateless
By: Kristin Billerbeck
My Copy: From Publisher (Revell)

Summary: Daisy Crispin has 242 days to find the right date for the prom. There's only one problem--her parents won't let her date or even talk to a guy on the phone. Oh, and she's totally invisible at school, has to wear lame homemade clothes, and has no social skills. Okay, so maybe there's more than one problem. Can she talk her parents into letting her go to the prom? Or will they succeed at their obvious attempt to completely ruin her life? With hilarious and truthful writing, Kristin Billerbeck uncovers the small--and large--mortifications that teen girls encounter. Readers will fall in love with Daisy's sharp wit and resourcefulness as she navigates the world of boys, fashion, family, and friendship.

Review: Perfectly Dateless was a fun summer read, but not too much more. It’s not too deep, there’s no insanely important life-changing lesson that the characters learn. But it was very entertaining and hilarious. While at times Daisy could be a bit rude she had great comebacks and sarcasm. I didn't care for her journal entries, they were a bit to long and not that important.

Lets face it, there are so many dark paranormal books covering the shelves at bookstores now it’s nice to get a break from that (even though I love them). So if this sounds like a book you would enjoy, make sure you throw it into you suitcase, or beach bag this summer.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


I know it's late, but it's still Tuesday! (well for 40 more minutes) So I'm going to give you an update on what I've read so far. Then do Confessions of a Bookaholic's mini-challenge.

So I didn't actually read any of the books that were on my list yet, hopefully I'll get to them tomorrow.
Yesterday I finished Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins (which I loved)
and today I'm hoping to finish Inside and Out by Maria V. Snyder (I only have a few pages left, and this one was AMAZING)

I've been so busy that I haven't been able to read to much.

So here's the challenge.
1. Tell me what makes you the most emotional when you read it in a book.

It doesn't have to be only negative emotions. Examples: a character never telling a secret, a stubborn character, when they never tell someone how they really feel, a book dealing with loss or death, a book that really had a romance that kept you on the edge of your seat and blushing the entire time, etc.

2. Leave a comment telling me what book has made you the most emotional.
Was there ever a book that had you screaming at the characters or running for some tissues? Or, one that had you so full of emotion you just had to sit it down for a while.Tell us the name of the book, author, and why it made you so emotional. (No spoilers please).

1. Well I always seem to be crying in books, for all different reasons. Mostly when there has been a death, or someone was hurt. Then there's times that I've thrown books across the room because I just get so angry at the characters. Like when they end up with the wrong person, or do something insanely stupid.

2. Every single Lurlene McDaniel book that I've ever read has made me cry. If you have ever read one of her books you'll know what I'm talking about. She writes about very realistic things, so it hurts to know that there are people that have these problems and go through these emotions every day.

Now on the lighter side, Cassandra Clare's book make in very emotional is a different way. If you read City of Bones, Ashes, or Glass, then you know how frustrating Clary and Jace's relationship was. This is one of those books that I have thrown across the room and in City of Ashes I was actually hugging the book just a chapter before.

Okay so now I'll go back to reading...I really want to finish Inside Out tonight, it was really hard to stop reading to go to band practice and then write this post.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Mini Challenge

Once Upon A Read-A-Thon

So I’m doing the Challenge hosted by for the Read-a-Thon

“Mini Challenge Part 1: Post about your favorite fictional couple”

It’s really hard to choose my favorite couples, because there are so many that I like.  Here's just a few of them.

1) Clary and Jace from The Mortal Instruments. They always just seemed perfect for each other and they had to over come some insane obstacles to get there. (Plus this is my favorite series)

2) Hunter and Morgan from the Sweep series.

3) Zack and Cammie from the Gallagher Girls Series.

4) Emma and Eadric from The Frog Princess Series (This was the first YA romance book that I read, so I think I'll always love this couple and these books)

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Once Upon A Read-A-Thon

The Read-a-thon is hosted by  Pure Imagination, Candace's Book Blog, and Reading Angel. (the link is to the sign-ups at pure Imagination)

I’m signing up for this really late (it starts tomorrow) but I really need to get through my TBR list. So I thought what the heck, it looks fun. I’m still not entirely sure what I have to do besides read. Do I post about each book as I finish them, or updates on how many books I’ve read. Well I guess I’ll figure it out.

Anyway these are the books that I’m hoping to read.

And I have these on hold at the library that I’m also going to pick up tomorrow so I'm going to try and read them too.

I can read really fast but there's no way I'll be able to finish all of these. Which ones should I read first?

In My Mailbox (9)

IMM is hosted by The Story Siren.

So I didn't get to stop by my library this week, so I don't have enough to make a video.
But I did get some awesome stuff this week.

I won

and for review I received

Then I got two signed bookmarks! One from Karen Kincy, the author of Other! Which also came with a teaser for the next book. The other book mark is from Susanne Dunlap the author of The Shadows in the Lamp!

What did you get this week?

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Plus (Review)

By: Veronica Chambers
Release Date: 8/5/2010
Summary: "This is the unbelievable story of how I went to college, gained twenty-five pounds, got dumped by my boyfriend, failed physics and became a worldfamous supermodel."

So begins the Cinderella story of Beatrice Wilson, whose life changes overnight when she’s discovered by a scout for the oldest, most prestigious modeling agency in America—for their plus-sized division.
Now she must find the confidence to vanquish skinny rivals, fend off sleazy photographers, and banish scheming frenemies in her rise to superstardom, all while trying to get her ex-boyfriend back. But Bea learns that to win prince charming, you first have to find a way to love yourself.

Review: Plus sounded like a fresh, new book about the fashion and modeling business. Most books with this topic have a perfect, skinny girl as the main character, like Gossip Girl, and the A-list. Chambers’ book was about a plus model which was a different and a nice change.

While Plus started out strong and grabbed my attention, I never understood Bee’s fascination with her ex-boyfriend. He was horrible to her, and all she wanted to do was win him back. At times I felt like yelling at her to get a clue of the other guy, the one who actually cared about her.

Even though the book started well I think it was dragged out a bit to long. The ending was also very rushed. Just as I started liking Bee again and wanting to read more, the book ended.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Blog Hop

The blog hop is hosted at and you can go there for more information.

Blog Hop Question: Tell us about some of your favorite authors and why they are your favorites!
Answer: This is really hard. I have more favorite books then authors, because I don't always like every book that a certain author writes. But if I have to chose here's three. Sarah Dessen because she writes the best romance novels that are always more then just a romance novel (if that makes sense). Cate Tiernan because I loved every single book in the sweep series (and there about 20 of them). I just could stop reading them, and I always seen to be rereading them. Lastly, Cassandra Clare because her books are amazing. I also love Jace, him and his sarcasm are perfect. Who's your favorite author?

Welcome Blog Hoppers! Make sure you leave a comment so I can 'hop' over to your blog! Also while you're here make sure you check out my ARC giveaway of Winter Longing and my guest review for Linger. (Which is the post before this one)

Do you like music? Do you want to read some amazing music reviews? Well go check out this blog: There isn't anything like the bloghop for music reviews so I though I would just mention it here.


Guest Review: Linger

So some of you may know that I'm not the biggest fan of Shiver, but so many people are. So when I got an ARC of Linger, I thought most people would rather have review from a fan of Shiver. So I asked my cousin Kelli to read and review Linger for me. She did an amazing job and I'm really glad I got her to do this.

by: Maggie Stiefvater
Release Date: June 20th
Summary:Once Grace and Sam have found each other, they know they must stay together. For Sam, this means a reckoning with his werewolf past. For Grace, it means facing a future that is less and less certain. Into their world comes a new wolf named Cole, whose past is full of hurt and danger. He is wrestling with his own demons, embracing the life of a wolf while denying the ties of being human. For Grace, Sam, and Cole, life is a constant struggle between two forces-wolf and human- with love baring its two sides as well. It is harrowing and euphoric, freeing and entrapping, enticing and alarming. As their world falls apart, love is what lingers. But will it be enough?

Kelli's Review: I couldn't put this book down! I absolutely loved it! The first book of the series was Shiver, and Linger is twice as good. In Linger, Maggie Stiefvater introduced a new werewolf, Cole. I'm not really sure how I feel about him yet. In the beginning of the book, everything seems to be okay. Grace and Sam are happy and life is good. However, changes you never expected keep you tuning pages. Throughout the story, the perspective switches between Grace, Sam, and Cole. Its interesting to know what goes through each of their minds.

You can't make a mistake by purchasing Linger, or Shiver if you haven't read it yet. They are amazing books sure to make your next rainy day more enjoyable. I can't wait to see what happens in to Grace and Sam in the next book. Hopefully it'll be just as good! If you want two unpredictable fiction books, this is the series for you!

So thats my cousin Kelli's review of Linger! Make sure you leave a comment for her!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Eclipse Review

So I finally got to see Eclipse today, but I’m glad a waited because the theater was mostly empty. When I saw Twilight and New Moon I went the day it came out for them both. Each time there was so many people talking and texting. It's so distracting, it’s nice to have a quite theater.

What did I think of the movie? Well it was amazing. I’m not just saying that because I’m a HUGE Twilight fan. (And I mean HUGE) The last two movies really weren't that great.Sure there is a big difference from Twilight to New Moon, but from New Moon to Eclipse the difference is amazing.

Don’t you love when you’re watching a movie and you just get so into the plot that you forget you’re even in a movie theater? Well Eclipse was like that. It opens with an insane action scene leaving you wanting more. The last two movies didn’t do that for me.

I loved the dark and scary take on the book that David Slade did. It made it very enjoyable and entertaining. Eclipse was my favorite book so I’m glad that the movie was so incredible. I think even non-twilight fans will enjoy this one.

One last thing… isn’t Taylor Lautner AMAZING? I love him! He makes me want Bella to be with Jacob (well only during a few scenes) Gasp! I know, I’m not even Team Jacob (but I am Team Taylor)

I really can’t wait to see Breaking Dawn. If the progress from movie to movie continues it’s going to blow our minds.

So what did you think of Eclipse? I’d love to know!

--Danielle (I really need to make a signature)

Oh and 100 followers! That’s amazing! When did that happen? I started this to keep track of all the books that I read and reviewed. I didn’t actually think anyone was going to read it. So this is awesome and I love all of you. Keep a look out I’m going to have a 100-follower contest soon.

Monday, July 5, 2010

The Ghost and The Goth (review)

The Ghost and The Goth
By Stacey Kade
Summary: After a close encounter with the front end of a school bus, Alona Dare goes from Homecoming Queen to Queen of the Dead. Now she’s stuck here in spirit form with no sign of the big, bright light coming to take her away. To make matters worse, the only person who might be able to help her is Will Killian, a total loser/outcast type who hates the social elite. He alone can see and hear her, but he wants nothing to do with the former mean girl of Groundsboro High.
Can they get over their mutual distrust—and this weird attraction between them—to work together before Alona vanishes for good and Will is locked up for seeing things that don’t exist?

Review: Just by looking at the cover I wanted to read this book. It’s so pretty and after reading I know it goes perfectly with the story. From Alona’s outfit to the bench, it’s a perfect cover. Then with the intriguing and fun summary how could you pass by without picking  it up?

The story definitely lives up to hype. While it was an entertaining and enjoyable story, The Ghost and The Goth was also mysterious and suspenseful. Throughout the book it switched from Alona's to Will's point of view. I liked reading the story from two different sides. While Alona was the typical mean girl who only cared about herself, Will balanced her out perfectly. Then you add a few plot twists and you have a great story.

This is definently a book to add to your TBR list. I can’t wait to read the next in the series so I can find out what happens to Alona and Will in their next big adventure.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

A Journey to the Past

The Frog Princess
By E.D. Baker
Summary: Princess Emeralda a.ka. Emma isn't exactly an ideal princess. Her laugh is more like a donkey's bray than tinkling bells, she trips over her own feet and she does NOT like Prince Jorge, whom her mother hopes she will marry. But if Emma ever thought to escape her troubles, she never expected it to happen by turning into a frog! When convinced to kiss a frog so he might return to being a prince, somehow the spell is reversed and Emma turns into a frog herself! Thus begins their adventure—a quest to return to human form.
Fascinating and hilarious characters ranging from a self-conscious but friendly bat to a surprisingly loyal snake and a wise green witch confirm that readers won't soon forget this madcap story. A fantastic debut from the talented E.D. Baker.

I bet you all know the new Disney movie, The Princess and the Frog. But do you know where the inspiration for the movie came from? The book by E.D. Baker. Even though the only similarity from the book to the movie is the girl turning into a frog. They are both amazing fairytales.

The first time I read The Frog Princess I was in elementary school. This was the first YA book I ever read, and it’s 100 percent appropriate for 9 and up. It’s nice to read a story about a princess that doesn’t fit it. One that’s different and feels out of place, and then you add the magic that Emma just can’t seem to do then you have a great fun read. (Plus a charming prince) How can you go wrong?

Then if you love this book it has a whole series that follows the adventures of Princess Emma.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

In My Mailbox (8)

So here's what i got in my mailbox this week. I also won a few contests but I'm going to wait till they get here to add them to my IMM.

Winter Longing
You Wish
The Ghost and The Goth

Zombiekins (This a middle grade book, my sister is reading it now and says she wants to write the review. So we'll see how that goes. I think it would be nice to get the actual perspective of the age group for the book. What do you think?)

Forgive my Fins
Cinderella Society
The Secret Year
Only the Good Spy Young

Do you guys like these videos or should I just post pictures or do a vlog? You tell me! (but I'm not sure if I could do a's a little scary)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Radiant Shadows (Review)

By Melissa Marr

Hunger for nourishment.
Hunger for touch.
Hunger to belong.
Half-human and half-faery, Ani is driven by her hungers.

Those same appetites also attract powerful enemies and uncertain allies, including Devlin. He was created as an assassin and is brother to the faeries' coolly logical High Queen and to her chaotic twin, the embodiment of War. Devlin wants to keep Ani safe from his sisters, knowing that if he fails, he will be the instrument of Ani's death.

Ani isn't one to be guarded while others fight battles for her, though. She has the courage to protect herself and the ability to alter Devlin's plans—and his life. The two are drawn together, each with reason to fear the other and to fear for one another. But as they grow closer, a larger threat imperils the whole of Faerie. Will saving the faery realm mean losing each other?

Alluring romance, heart-stopping danger, and sinister intrigue combine in the penultimate volume of Melissa Marr's New York Times bestselling Wicked Lovely series.

Review: I love each book in this series so far (and their covers). They all are so different then most of the fairy books out now. The world Melissa Marr creates in her writing is so real it’s like you can just jump into the book and join the story.

In the beginning of the book I was very confused, probably because it’s been so long since I read Fragile Eternity. After a couple chapters I started to remember what had happened in the last book and Melissa Marr sucked me right into this story. Ani and Devlin were both great strong characters. They both had their issues and problems that made them more realistic (for fairies anyway).

It’s sad to think of the next novel as the last. It’s also always hard for me to finish a series, it’s so sad to let go of these characters that I’ve been reading about for so long. I hope the next book has more of Aislinn and Keenan. (I’m not a Seth fan)


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Blog Hop

The blog hop is hosted at and you can go there for more information.

Welcome Blog Hoppers! Make sure you leave a comment so I can 'hop' over to your blog!

Well I'm Danielle and I started blogging so I could keep track of the books that I've read. I also love helping people find great stories, either old or new.

^That is the new twist they added to the Blog Hop. I really like this idea and can't wait to do it again next week.

While your here make sure you check out my giveaway for Winter Longing which ends on 8/7. Look at the post under this one for more info.
Now I'm off to visit some new Book Blogs!


Winter Longing by Tricia Mills (ARC)

Summary: A plane crash in Alaska takes
Winter’s first love away forever . . .

When Winter's boyfriend is killed in a plane crash in the Alaskan wilderness, she's robbed of the future she'd only just allowed herself to believe might be hers. Winter and Spencer had been destined for one another. And after his death, Spencer's presence continues to haunt her.

But when her next-door neighbor becomes an unlikely friend, Winter begins to accept all that she can't change. Can she open herself to a new future . . . and a possible new love?

I got two arc’s of Winter Longing so I’m giving one away!

So to enter to win this book you just have to:
1) Have a US address for it to be mailed to.
2) And fill this FORM

That’s it! The contest is open to everyone, but you get more entries if you are a follower.

I'll be picking the winner on August 7th!

Good Luck!

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