Monday, January 10, 2011

In My Mailbox #6

In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by The Story Siren. 

IMM is basically a summary of what books I've gotten/received in the week of 12/26-1/10
I really haven't received many books or bought many. I've been vacationing this break and well, i'm slacking. But now, its onto reading!



I didn't expect Sing me to sleep by Angela Morrison. It looks like a great read and it's signed by the author! Thank you Miss Morrison! 
BTW, I just finished FANG! Did I ever say how much I love the Maximum Ride series?! 
Fang, left me a little numb.
 I mean i'm still processing everything and well, I don't want to ruin anything. 
Also, the next book of the series, Angel, comes out next month! February 14, 2011!
 Who else is hyped up? I know I am!
So I went online and found that the first 8 chapters of Angel are on Patterson's website! 
To have a sneak peek at them go here.

So what was your last read? Did you like it? If not, why not?

I have a lot of reading to catch up on, reviews to write and homework to do so lets hope I develop supernatural powers. Or something.
Hey, a kid can dream.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Still alive. I think.

So i'm back from Cancun! Well I was back two days ago but needed time to fix well, life. 
School work and whatnot. So i'm back and reading!
First off, i'd like to thank everyone and anyone who has visited my blog in my absence or even before! Thank you, only THREE more followers until 150!
I appreciate you all, really!

January 15, is when my Amazon git card giveaway ends! 
So check that out here!
Also, WELCOME TO 2011!
I should really change my layout. 
Actually, i'll redo the whole blog in honor of the new year. 
Anyways, a IMM post coming soon. Back to reading and reviewing.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

In My Mailbox #5

Remember to check out  my $25 amazon gift card. 
Possible Three-Four winners.

In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by The Story Siren. 

IMM is basically a summary of what books I've gotten/received in the week of 12/10-12/261
So i've been a tad busy over the holidays leaving me no time to blog! 
So this is my IMM for the past two weeks. 

Received in Pic: Logic of Demons by H.A Goodman (For review, Thanks Mr. Goodman!)
Queen's Daughter by Susan Coventry (Signed by the author! Excited to receive this one!)
ARC of The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern (This one was a surprise, I really didn't expect this one in the mail but looks great)
Perfect by Natasha Friend (From a friend)


Another surprise came in last week as well.
A "I love vampires" book lamp! Its so adorable! Fits right in the palm of your hand!
 Thanks Nocturnal Bites! <3

So what did you guys receive in your mailbox? What was your favorite Christmas gift that you received? Mines probably was the face of my siblings when they opened the gifts I got them! (I'm pretty cheesy)

So, it's finally snowing up here in NY! I know we're really late on this but nevertheless, its beautiful! I hear its going to be 16 inches so tomorrow I know what i'm doing!
Happy Holidays!

Last Sacrifice Winners!

So first, i'm sorry for not posting. The holidays are here and well it's busy in New York! So now onto the winners.

After counting all the entries and using the winners are
Andrea/Purplg8r and Aik Chen! 
I hope you guys enjoy the books. I know I LOVED it.
The winners are notified and have 3 days to respond or i'll pick a new winner.

So I hope you guys have a great holiday break! Remember, the Amazon Gift Card giveaway is still open

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Vampire Diaries & Emily The Strange

Are you a big fan of Emily The Strange or The Vampire Diaries series? Well now you can read the WHOLE book for free at  Harper Teen. Well to be more specific you can read

So go here for more for full access for both these books.

To be honest, I haven't read The Vampire Diaries. But now that i'm looking more into the book and what it's about I think I might give it a go. Plus who doesn't love some romance and paranormal books?

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Blog Hop (3) + Follow Friday (2)

Remember to check out my Last Sacrifice Giveaway and my $25 amazon gift card. 
Possible Three-Four winners.


Book Blogger Hop
Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jen at Crazy For Books

This week's question comes from Alex who blogs at Geek on the Brink:
 "What do you consider the most important in a story: the plot or the characters?"

My answer:
Definitely the characters. I've seen many overused plots many times but what makes them different from each other is the characters. The characters are what define the plot and bring in the reader.The plot can be amazing and unique but unless they it has awesome characters then it's no story at all. Sure the plot is what brings you in the book when reading the synopsis but it's the characters that make you stay.

Plus great characters and a little chemistry between them=my addiction

Follow Friday is a meme hosted at Parajunkee's View
What did you study in college, or are currently studying and did it lead to your current 9 to 5 or are you doing something totally different?

I am not in college yet. Still in high school so i'm unable to answer this but I know I want to become a teacher when I do attend college so thats a main priority. I'm also thinking about becoming a writer. And a sky diver. Heck I want to be a Author/teacher/blogger/ASTRONAUT.
 As they say, dream big start small.

If your here from the hop(s) feel free to comment/follow and i'll be sure to do the same! Also remember to check out my Last Sacrifice and $25 Amazon Gift Card giveaway!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Review:(ARC) Falling Under by Gwen Hayes

Title- Falling Under
Author- Gwen Hayes
Publisher-New American Library
Want to read an excerpt? Read the first chapter here! I liked the first chapter a lot. Started with a BANG!

"Up is down and down is up"- repetitious quote in book
      Theia Alderson has always led a sheltered life in the small California town of Serendipity Falls. But when a devastatingly handsome boy appears in the halls of her school, Theia knows she's seen Haden before- not around town, but in her dreams.                                                                                                                         As the Haden of both the night and the day beckons her closer one moment and pushes her away the next, the only thing Theia knows for sure is that the incredible pull she feels towards him is stronger than her fear.                                                            And when she discovers what Haden truly is, Theia's not sure if she wants to resist him, even if the cost is her soul.

So I had really high hopes for this book. The book kept me reading but I really did not find anything that stood out in this book that made me want to go look up if theres a sequel to it (there will be). Lets just say It kept me entertained for a while.

First, as a couple of reviewers have said, the books starts off a little slow.To me the story picked up and got a little more interesting around chapter 18 and there's a total of 26 chapters so that says a lot. Actually to be more specific, it picked up when they went into the world of 'Under'. Not going to say much about that.

The MC, Theia, was raised by a strict father and is portrayed as someone who is independent and rational.Basically more mature than those around her. So how come almost ALL of the decisions she makes in the story are irrational and stupid? Yeah, love blinds you, blagh blagh but seriously? She meets this guy from her dream in real life and the second she sees him she goes gaga. Of course this was obvious from the synopsis but she doesn't even know him yet she feels more attracted to him. From the synopsis it even states she's willing to 'give up her soul' to be with him. What kind of rational character does that? In the book she certainly has given up her common sense might as well give up her soul while shes at it.

Haden on the other hand has his own agenda. He is there for another reason but he soon begins to feel something for Theia to the point where he is teasing her and then pushing her away. Claiming that if they touch then terrible things would happen like global warming. Oh wait that already exists
 So then they touch. And as Laura would put it
""Imagine my disappointment when they to do finally touch and their heads don’t explode and the world doesn’t collapse in upon itself" 
This is exactly how I felt. If you could only read how many times Haden told a horny desperate confused Theia they couldn't touch because 'bad things would happen'. It pissed me off. I expected him to eat her or something. That would have made the story more believable. Other than that Haden didn't really have much of a personality in my opinion but was much better and bearable than Theia. 

Usually I don't like to compare books but this one had a few scenes where I automatically thought 'Twilight'. In one instance is where Haden refers to Theia as 'little lamb'.  There are other scenes but i'm not going to get into it. I just couldn't enjoy this book as others did.

The plot was unique and original. I really liked the concept of 'stranger in my dreams coming out in real life'. It has some original twists but the whole thing was predictable and didn't really surprise me as he revealed what he was. The characters were flat and I just couldn't get into it at all. 

I would recommend this book when it comes out and it's in the library. Maybe it's just me but I couldn't get into it. 

Rating- 2/5 (goodreads) 

Laura at Read Between The Lines also reviewed Falling under. To check out the review go here
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