Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Every Other Day

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine < Check it out 

Every Other DayEvery other day, Kali D'Angelo is a normal sixteen-year-old girl. She goes to public high school. She attends pep rallies. She's human.

And then every day in between . . .She's something else entirely.

Though she still looks like herself, every twenty-four hours predatory instincts take over and Kali becomes a feared demon-hunter with the undeniable urge to hunt, trap, and kill zombies, hellhounds, and other supernatural creatures. Kali has no idea why she is the way she is, but she gives in to instinct anyway. Even though the government considers it environmental terrorism.

When Kali notices a mark on the lower back of a popular girl at school, she knows instantly that the girl is marked for death by one of these creatures. Kali has twenty-four hours to save her and, unfortunately, she'll have to do it as a human. With the help of a few new friends, Kali takes a risk that her human body might not survive. . .and learns the secrets of her mysterious condition in the process.

Am I aloud to fan girl sequel? If so, insert that here. Jennifer Lynn Barnes is one of my favorite authors. She wrote Raised By Wolves (Remember my raving review?). She also wrote The Squad, which is a fun, girls kick ass book. Every Other Day sounds fantastic, I would still be interested if I had never read one of Barnes books before. 

Who else is excited? 

Monday, August 29, 2011

About Me Page

Hey guys! I just wanted to let you know that I made an About Me page! You can find a link to it on the right side bar and I'm also going to post it here. :)

With a Book has been up for a year and a half now. I decided it’s time to FINALLY make an About Me page.

My name is Danielle and I am a sixteen year old high school junior. I've been reading for as long as I can remember. There have been periods where I would stop reading for a year or so, but I would find a good book and jump right back in to being addicted to the written word. A reading stump like that hasn't happened since 6th grade, when I discovered YA fiction. I’ve been reading everything I can get my hands on since.

Random facts about me:
Me fencing a few years ago.
·        I own 323 books
·        For 2 years I took fencing lessons, and even did a few competitions.
·        I’ve been playing the Flute for 6 years, and I am in my high school marching band. (We’re the second largest in NJ)
·        Now I play the piccolo in the marching band.
·        I have two dogs one black lab mix and a shitzu.
·        My birthday is on February 16. And this year on my birthday I get my license. YAY! (Driving to the book store without needed a parent to bring me)
·        I don’t really like chocolate. (I will eat a brownie or milky way bar)

Jackson in the little one, Domino is a large one.
Best dogs EVER.
If you want to know anything else about me, ask me on Formspring! (I just made one)

About With A Book

On April 11, 2010 I created With A Book. I started the blog because for as long as I had a computer (with internet) I’ve been reviewing books. Mostly on Barnes and Nobles or Amazon (I didn’t know about Goodreads then, crazy right?) and I was loosing track of all of them. Someone (online) told me about starting a blog to keep track of everything. I looked up a few book blogs after that and it just looked like so much fun. Actually being able to communicate with all these other book lovers. So I made With A Book. One of the best decisions ever.

About The Blog Title: Now I realize how confusing my header and button are. I should have written YA book blog somewhere. Anyway I decided to call my blog ‘With A Book” because with a book you can find everything from romance to mysteries.

*This was on my To Do blog list, next up, a new layout. I’m really sick of the orange. 

Hunger Games Teaser Trailer!

Now I'm sure a bunch of you watched the VMA's last night just to see this trailer. Some were disappointed by how short it was and others were jumping out of there seat excited. If you haven't seen it yet you should check it out now, or you could always just watch it again.

The Hunger Games PosterNow I think the trailer was really good. While it was short it shows us that they are going a good job with the book to movie right now. You can see the good effects with the fire. The good acting by Jennifer Lawrence, and Liam Hemsworth's amazing voice. (I am Team Peeta though). While I wasn't the biggest fan's of the books I think they are going to make a fantastic movie.

I'm also not really bothered if they change the book around to make the movie. Movies and books are very different things, the plots sometimes has to be different to make things move faster or maybe even draw scenes out more.

How close the actors look to the descriptions in the books don't bother me either. They just have to be a good actor. I'm probably only one of the few book lovers that feel this way, but that's okay.

What did you think of the trailer??


Saturday, August 27, 2011

In My Mailbox (51)

In My Mailbox is hosted and created by The Story Siren. 

Mundie Moms
Aprilynne Pike 

Sorry for my rambling. I'm stuck in the house and needed something to do...

What did you get in your mailbox?


Hurricane News...

Hey everyone, so if you every looked at my 'About Me' in the top left side bar you know I live in New Jersey. Guess what? New Jersey is about to be hit by a hurricane. I don't live on the shore but close enough that I'm going to get high winds. Plus the town I live in is surrounded by trees (and trees and more trees), that will fall on power lines with high winds.

Why am I telling you this? Well if I loose power for a few days, you won't see much of me around the blogging world. I always try to schedule posts but blogger likes to gobble them up and hide them. I am going to ATTEMPT and schedule posts but I can't promise blogger won't get hungry and eat them on me. I seriously think that sometimes blogger hates me, or maybe I'm just more computer challenged then I think I am.

I'm going to post my IMM later today but after that it all depends on the weather and bloggers eating habits.

Everyone stay safe during the hurricane! If your not in the east coast, have fun in the sun for the last week of summer. Now I'm going to collect all the book lights I can find so I can still read in the dark....


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1)
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
Summary: When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. But at their new school, the drama is only just beginning. 

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Bloodlines explores all the friendship, romance, battles and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive - this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone's out for blood.

Vampire Academy is one of my favorite series ever. I've also made it no secret that I love Adrian. While I think Rose and him would have been good together I just love him as a character. When I heard Bloodlines was going to have a ton of him in it, I freaked. I'm so excited to pick this one up, and guess what IT'S OUT NOW!

Bad news is, I haven't got a copy yet. I told myself that I wouldn't pick up a copy till I read my summer reading books. Good motivation right? Well I better get reading, but everyone else should go and get this book TODAY!

If you haven't read Vampire Academy yet, you should do that first. It's such a great series and you are really missing out.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Top Ten Books You Loved But Never Wrote A Review For

Top Ten Books You Loved But Never Wrote A Review For (either books you loved and couldn't bring yourself to write a review for or books that you read long before blogging...time to give them a shoutout!)

1) To Kill A Mockingbird - This is a book I read in English last year and I fell in love with it. I never posted a review because it's a classic, I didn't think there was much more to say. If you haven't had the chance you should really find time to pick it up. It's as famous as it is for a reason. 

2) Uglies - The first dystopian I read, and at the time I didn't even know what dystopian at the time that I read Uglies. I just new that it was different, new and interesting. This is will always be one of my favorite series and I'm always recommending it to someone knew. I actually just lent my copies to my grandma. So far she's enjoyed the first one. 

3) Vampire Academy - I followed this series from the very first book, way before I ever started blogging, so I just never reviewed them. This is another series that I'm always recommending. While they are vampire books that are so different from all the others that they can stand out. 

4)  Jessica's Guide To Dating the Dark Side - This is another truly great Vampire book. I also read this one way before my blog. Don't let the cover and title stop you from picking up this book, it's darker and more addicting then it lets on. Can't wait for the sequel!

5) The Host - Okay I have to admit I really loved Twilight. Don't throw anything at me, I was in middle school when I read it and the story was just so addicting! The Host was so different then Twilight and I think i big improvement for Stephanie Meyer. I think it proved she can write more then just cheesy vampire books. I can't wait to see what she does next.

6) Poison Study - Maria V. Snyder has an amazing imagination. I wish I could created the worlds or characters she comes up with. This fantasy book is adult but I didn't even know that until I finished the first book and looked up the second online. Any young adult or adult can enjoy this series. 

7) Secret Circle  - This is my favorite series by L.J. Smith. I've always loved books about magic and witches.  They are just always so much fun to read. I can't wait for the TV show to start this fall  on the CW! 

8) The Summoning - This is an action pack paranormal mystery. Really this series just had everything. I haven't read the newer book in the prequel series but I've been meaning too. 

9) Caribbean Cruising  - Cute, fun and romantic. This little romantic comedy will keep you flipping pages, actually any book by Rachel Hawthorne is worth picking up when you need a fun book to read. 

10) Avalon High - This is hands down my favorite Meg Cabot book. (The Mediator series is a close second). I always love the Camelot stories and this is Meg Cabot's modern take on it. It a fun and interesting spin on the old story. 

-Sorry this is so late but better late then never right? 


Saturday, August 20, 2011

In My Mailbox (50)

This is my 50th IMM! It's strange thinking that I've been blogging that long.  Actually I don't even do an IMM every week so I've been blogging a lot longer then 50 weeks. I also just passed 300 followers, so I'm going to try and have a giveaway up soon for you guys since you are all awesome! Now on to the vlog...

It seems like I just couldn't sit still for this vlog, and I just couldn't talk today, probably because I was so tired.

Blogger mentioned:
Jenn @ Books at Midnight 
Kaleb Nation 

Books: Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shutz
Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer
Kaleb Nation Wristband

Yes the music playing in the background is Beauty and the Beast. That was an accident but one of my favorite movies ever.

What did you  get in your mailbox?


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine < Check it out 

Incarnate (Newsoul Trilogy #1)
NEWSOUL Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why. 
NOSOUL Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are suspicious and afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?  
HEART Sam believes Ana’s new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana’s enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else’s life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?  
Jodi Meadows expertly weaves soul-deep romance, fantasy, and danger into an extraordinary tale of new life.
Reincarnation, dragons, romance, and forbidden love? Can this book even fit anything else into it? Incarnate sounds like an intense and awesome 2012 YA debut. On goodreads it got some great reviews that just makes me for excited for this books but so very jealous of all the people who have already read it.


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books That Made Me Cry

"Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!" Taken from The Broke and the Bookish

This Top Ten Tuesday it's a freebie -- use this week to write a top ten list about ANYTHING in literature. Maybe you have a more specific list you want to do (Top Ten Dystopians, Top Ten Creatures in Paranormal Lit, Top Ten Classics, etc) or something completely your own?

Since this is my first time doing a Top Ten Tuesday, I decided to look through the past topics and pick one that I wanted to do. So today I am doing Top Ten Books that made me cry. :)

1) So B. It by Sarah Weeks: Some books you just never forget. The first book to actually make you cry is on the top of that list. I was in six grade when I read this and I balled my eyes out. This was just an emotional roller coaster ride of a book. If you haven't read it yet, you should check it out. 

2) The Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson : Another book that I read as a kid, before the movie came out, that made me cry like a baby. Anyone else that has read this book knows exactly what I mean. 

3) Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls:I had to read this one for school, it's one of the very few school books I actually enjoyed. SPOILER: I cried like a baby when the dog dies. It's just so sad! 

4) The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks : It's the only Nicholas Sparks book that I have read but I cried at the end. I think any Nicholas Sparks book would make me cry. All of the movies do. 

5) It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han : This is one of the most recent books that teared me up. I don't want to say to much in case you haven't read these books yet but really GREAT series. The emotion is probably why it's so great. 

6) Don't Die, My Love by  : This book and every other book by Lurlene McDaniel should be on this list. Sometimes I think she just likes to torture her characters but she creates these amazing stories that I'll still read, even though I know they will make me cry. 

7) Blood Promise By Richelle Mead : This is a spoiler if you have yet to read the series. Reading about Rose going to see Dimitri's family after he became evil just got to me. (even though I'm an Adrian fan). Hands down the saddest book in the series. 

8) Mockingbird by Suzanne Collins: Lots and lots of people die in this book, but some just get to you. This is the only one in the series that made me cry. I bet you can guess what part but I'm not going to post it here because it's spoiler-y

9) Little Women By Louisa May Allcott: (spoiler) This poor family goes through so much. The death of one of the sisters really got to me. It's really sad to read about. 

10) Delirium by Lauren Oliver: This book had an "OMG I can't believe that happened!" ending. I honestly teared up. This is a MOST READ. 

Those are my top ten books that made me cry. This was so much fun to make. I'm going to try and participate in this meme every week.    


Sunday, August 14, 2011

In My Mailbox: 49

In My Mailbox is created and hosted by The Story Siren

This week I didn't get any books but I did get one thing that I wanted to share with you. 

While I was out back to school shopping I stopped at Forever 21 and saw this shirt...

It says Book Worm if you can't tell.  I took the picture with my cellphone that has a horrible camera.
I just had to buy it, I think it describes me perfectly. :)

Just found the link on Forever Here's a better picture and a link to buy this shirt for your self if you want at Forever 21 website HERE. It' only $12.80

That's all I got this week? What did you get?


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Review: Seventeen Ultimate Guide To Style (How To Find Your Perfect Look)

Seventeen Ultimate Guide To Style (How To Find Your Perfect Look)
By: Anna Shoket and The Editors of Seventeen

Summary: No brand is more trusted among teens and young women thanSeventeen. The monthly magazine's more than 13 million devoted readers know it is the place to learn about what matters most to a girl—and fashion is at the top of the list! Packed with amazing clothes and indispensable style advice, Seventeen's Ultimate Guide to Style is the book readers will turn to again and again for fashion inspiration.
Seventeen's Ultimate Guide to Style is all about teaching young women to cultivate their own unique style. The book draws advice from the magazine's editors, real-girl style experts, Hollywood stylists, and celebrity fashion icons. Its chapters explore seven timeless fashion vibes: Classic, Edgy, Girly, Glam, Sporty, Artsy, and Boho. Each section breaks down all a girl needs to know about mastering the look and giving it her personal twist. Throughout its beautifully illustrated pages, the book also provides young women with endless ideas to maximize their wardrobe, stretch their dollar, and make everyday basics work in hundreds of ways.Seventeen's Ultimate Guide to Style is an indispensable resource for young fashionistas everywhere.

Review: Its hard to write a review of a book with no plot but I really enjoyed Seventeen Ultimate Guide to Style. Maybe it's because I'm in the age group it's targeted at, or maybe it's because I just really love the magazine. (I even have a subscription).  While this book is perfect for me, it's not going to be for everyone. First off, it would be more for someone into style or someone who wants style ideas. It also would be better for someone around the age of 17.   

The styles rage from girly to classic to edgy so everyone should be able to find what their style is.  I found out I'm mostly girly BUT I also wear clothes that are in the Glam, Classic, and Boho categories.  It was interesting seeing where my style fits. 

After each 'style' chapter there was a list of where to shop for that style. This was one of my favorite parts. I found some new stores and saw some of my favorite places to shop (Charlotte Russe and Forever 21).  There are so many different outfits through Seventeen Ultimate Guide To Style that I can guarantee you will find something new to tryout. 

One thing I wish Seventeen had put into the book, is where each article of clothing is from. They had a list in the back but it's hard to figure out. It would have been so much easier if they just put the store next to each shirt, skirt, etc.  Mostly because I want to buy most of the clothes I saw throughout the book. This was the only thing I found flawed in the Ultimate Style Guide. Overall its a fun quick read, that I think everyone around the age of 17 should check out. 


**Thanks to my friend Marissa who put up with my random phone call on how to spell.  What would I do without you? :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Books I Wish I Had The Time To Read

When you combine school, blogging and marching band there's not much time for anything else. When I'm not at school, marching band practice/competitions or just hanging out with friends I'm usually reading a review book or a school book.

There's a few books (okay there's probably TONS) that I just wish I had the time to pick up and read. Here are a few of those books.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

I should have started reading Harry Potter a really long time ago. Then maybe I wouldn't have this problem. I love the movies and I think I would really enjoy all the books. Maybe sometime soon I'll get around to reading them.

Little Men (Little Women, #2)

I've read Little Women when I was in 5th grade and loved it. I never got around to reading the next two in the series. I would love to pick them up some day and see what happens next to Jo and the sisters.

Sense and Sensibility

Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books and movies of all time. Sadly that is the only Jane Austen book I've read so far. I really hope to have time to pick up the rest in the future.

A Walk to Remember

A Walk To Remember is another one of my favorite movies. I know the book is always better but I just never got around to reading it. Actually I've only read one Nicholas Sparks book (The Last Song). The Notebook is another book that I really need to get around to reading.

Gone with the Wind

Okay, so I want to see the movie a little bit more then I want to read the book (I know, bad Danielle). I love this time period, at least the good parts, with the dresses and the balls. Not the war and slavery part, those are bad. I'm just a huge romantic and I've heard countless times that this might be the best love story ever written. I'm going to try to make time to read this one soon. (and see the movie).

Those are just a few of the books that I need to read, but probably won't for awhile. Are there any books you think you should read, or wish you had time too?


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine < Check it out 

Pandemonium (Delirium, #2)
Delirium was one of the best books of 2011, if not THE best. I'm dying to know whats going to happen next. Delirium had the worst cliff hangers EVER. 

Here's the goodreads summary: 
Lauren Oliver captivated readers with Delirium, the first book in a thrilling dystopian trilogy in which Lena Haloway dared to fall in love with Alex and escape the cure, the government-mandated procedure that renders a person immune to the disease of love. Lena and Alex staked their lives on leaving their oppressive society, but only Lena broke free.

Pandemonium continues Lena’s gripping story. After escaping from Portland, Maine, Lena makes it to the Wilds and becomes part of an Invalid community, where she transforms herself into a warrior for the resistance. A future without Alex is unimaginable, but Lena pushes forward and fights, both for him and for a world in which love is no longer considered a disease. Swept up in a volatile mix of revolutionaries and counterinsurgents, Lena struggles to survive—and wonders if she may be falling in love again.

Full of danger, forbidden romance, and exquisite writing, Lauren Oliver’s sequel to Delirium races forward at a breathtaking pace and is sure to appeal to fans who crave the high-stakes action of The Hunger Games and the bittersweet love story of Romeo & Juliet.
It sounds SO good, but I can't imagine Lena being in love with anyone but Alex. They were so cute together.  

Who else is excited for Pandemonium?? What do you think of the new cover? At BEA I was talking to the people at the Harperteen book and they said they changed the cover because Pandemonium wouldn't fit on a cover like Delirium's, so they were forced to change it. I don't like faces on covers to much, but the colors are really pretty. 


(Oh if anyone knows how to get ride of the white up there on the summary PLEASE let me know. It's happening every-time I copy and paste something from goodreads.)

Friday, August 5, 2011

Hunger Games: The Guys, and Your Hunger Games Name

Men of The Hunger GamesI'm sure you've seen this picture already BUT they just look so good don't they? I loved Liam in the Last Song and I've had a crush on Josh for a really long time. While I did like the books I think I'm going to see this movie more for these two guys.

Liam & JoshNow I'm just curious if anyone else agree's that they should have been switched. Josh as Gale and Liam as Peeta. Maybe it's because I"m so use to their usual hair color. When I pictured the guys in my head Peeta was the leaner one, and Gale more muscular.

Maybe I just forgot about their descriptions. . .

Boy with the Bread Now, this is something I did before but it was just so much fun, and my most popular post, that I wanted to do it again.

I found this at Forever Young Adult and (back in July 18, 2010 Over a YEAR ago)

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?


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Review: Vampyre Kisses

Vampyre Kisses by Elizabeth J. Kolodziej
* Received copy from author for review

Summary: Vampyre Kisses is an enthralling story about a young woman named Faith, who seems content with her life, but deep down craves more excitement. Then a mysterious man named Trent enters her world and everything changes. Surprising to Faith, Trent is a green-eyed vampire from Ireland. She is even more amazed to find out that she is a witch, and the last of her kind. 

Faith learns that she is destined to restore her witch line and becomes more powerful as she gains confidence and knowledge, but danger lurks everywhere -- especially when unknown assailants steal the most important gems from the vampire master and werewolf royalty. 

Now surrounded by a world filled with mystifying vampires and werewolves, can Faith gain enough power to help her friends and rescue the stolen gems? 

Review: Vampire's have been found in so many books in the past few years. I bet you've seen tons in bookstores and probably even read at least a few (or maybe 10, or 50). Now I'm bet you're thinking why another vampire book? Well I can honestly say you have never read a vampire book like this one. There wasn't just Vampires. You will also find witches, werewolves, shapeshifters and Greek Gods. Yes, Greek Gods! It was a new twist to the paranormal tale. Greek Mythology added to the story made everything so intriguing.  

The characters were enjoyable. Each one had their own distinct personality. One of the main characters, Faith was a great strong female character, who was caring and just an over-all great person to read about. Trent, the vampire, I didn't like as much. It felt like he was like every other vampire I've read. He did have a Irish (swoon worthy) accent though. My over all favorite character in the book had to be the 'cat'.  He was so cute, I just wanted to steal him. 

Throughout the book the point of view switched almost every chapter. I'm not to much of a fan of switching point of views and in Vampyre Kisses sometimes it worked but sometimes it didn't. In the beginning there was one scene that we saw in Faith's POV and then in Trent's. It was unnecessary and a bit boring to read the same thing twice. After that it did get better, only repeating things a few times. Sometimes it was necessary to have the two point of views and actually enjoyable. There was also some great actions scenes that I think made up for the switching point of views. Elizabeth Kolodziej definitely has a talent for writing action scenes. They were intense and fast pace, and you could never stop reading during one of them.

Since Vampyre Kisses was self published there were quite a few mistakes throughout the book but that's something you'll get with most, if not all self published books. Vampyre Kisses is also an adult book, which I have to mention because this is a young adult book blog. Make sure you are comfortable reading adult books if you're going to pick this one up. 

Despite some mistakes and cheesy lines I did enjoy Vampyre Kisses. The plot was so unique that I just couldn't stop reading. If you're looking for a new paranormal book to pick up, this might be one for you. 


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Summer Giveaway Part 3: Wintertown

WintertownWintertown By: Steve Emond
Release Date: December 5th
SummaryEvery winter, straight-laced, Ivy League bound Evan looks forward to a visit from Lucy, a childhood pal who moved away after her parent's divorce. But when Lucy arrives this year, she's changed. The former "girl next door" now has chopped dyed black hair, a nose stud, and a scowl. But Evan knows that somewhere beneath the Goth, "Old Lucy" still exists, and he's determined to find her... even if it means pissing her off. 

Garden State meets Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist in this funny and poignant illustrated novel about opposites who fall in love. (I can't make the color part go away, sorry.)

This is the last of my summer giveaways! This book looks so good AND there's PICTURES.  

From the authors website.

To enter this giveaway just follow the rules below. 
  • You have to be 13 or older to enter
  • Contest open to people in the US.
  •  You don't have to be a follower to enter (but you get extra points if you are)
  • The contest end on September 1st.
  • Fill out this FORM to enter. 

Waiting On Wednesday

Hallowed (Unearthly, #2)
Do you remember my glowing rave about Unearthly? It's been so long since I've read the book but I still remember ever detail, that's how much I loved it. I can't wait to get my hands on this one. Why is January so far away? 

Here's the goodreads summary: 

For months part-angel Clara Gardner trained to face the raging forest fire from her visions and rescue the alluring and mysterious Christian Prescott from the blaze. But nothing could prepare her for the fateful decisions she would be forced to make that day, or the startling revelation that her purpose—the task she was put on earth to accomplish—is not as straightforward as she thought. Now, torn between her increasingly complicated feelings for Christian and her love for her boyfriend, Tucker, Clara struggles to make sense of what she was supposed to do the day of the fire. And, as she is drawn further into the world of part angels and the growing conflict between White Wings and Black Wings, Clara learns of the terrifying new reality that she must face: Someone close to her will die in a matter of months. With her future uncertain, the only thing Clara knows for sure is that the fire was just the beginning.

I'm just so excited! Do you see that cover? I might even like it more then Unearthly's. SO PRETTY. 


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Top Five Reasons to Read: Fracture by Megan Miranda

FractureFracture by Megan Miranda

Since it's WAY to early to post a review of Fracture, I'm just going to tell you 5 reasons I loved this book and why you should pre-order it or add to your TBR pile.

1) First, the two paragraph's from the book that they put on the back of the ARC instead of a summary. This captured my attention and made me read.

"A lot can happen in eleven minutes. Decker can run two miles easily in eleven minutes. I once wrote an English essay in ten. No lie. And God knows Carson Levine can talk a girl out of her clothes in half that time. 
 Eleven minutes might as well be eternity under water. It only takes three minutes without air for loss of consciousness. Permanent damage begins at four minutes. And then, when the oxygen runs out, full cardiac arrest occurs. Death is possible at five minutes. Probable at seven. Definite at ten. 
Decker pulled me out at eleven."
That had to capture your attention right? If it doesn't I don't know what will.

2) Fracture was a paranormal story mixed with science. The author Megan Miranda has studied biology and anthropology. It really shows in the book and makes it so different from all the paranormal novels out now.

3) Fracture wasn't afraid to take risks. Not every character had their story tied up in a pretty red bow. Some of the things that happen will surprise you.

4) I laughed and cried then laughed and cried again. My emotions were all over the place while reading Fracture. When you get attached to characters it's so easy to get sucked into the story.

5) While Fracture had a bit of a paranormal plot, while reading it felt like a contemporary book. Which is why I completely agree with the statement "For fans of best-sellers like Before I Fall and If I Stay" that's in the summary.  If you liked one of those books, you're going to love this one.  

This is such a great book that you should look out for in January!


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