Wednesday, December 31, 2014

My Favorite Books of 2014

These are my favorite novels of this year....

The Top 3:
  1. The Final Empire By: Brandon Sanderson
  2. Vicious By: V.E Schwab
  3. Shadow & Bone By: Leigh Bardugo

All The Rest (No Specific Order)
  • Let's Get Lost By: Adi Alsaid
  • The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer By: Michelle Hodkin
  • The Ocean at The End of The Lane By: Neil Gaiman
  • The Graveyard Book By: Neil Gaiman
  • Winger By: Andrew Smith
  • Daughter of Smoke & Bone By: Laini Taylor
  • A Christmas Carol By: Charles Dickens
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower By: Stephen Chbosky
 
Goodreads Links
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Its The End Of 2014 Readathon Challenge #11

 
Challenge: Show your top 10 releases of 2015, I am super excited for all of these books, not in order...
 
Entry:
  1. A Darker Shade of Magic By: V.E Schwab
  2. The Return By: Jenifer L Armentrout
  3. Stand Off By: Andrew Smith
  4. Six Of Crows By; Leigh Bardugo
  5. Salt And Stone By: Victoria Scott
  6. Dumplin By: Julie Murphy
  7. The Red Queen By: Victoria Aveyard
  8. All The Bright Places By: Jenifer Niven
  9. Simon Vs. The homeosapien agenda By: Becky Albertalli
  10. Armada By: Ernest Cline
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Goodreads Pages:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, December 29, 2014

Its The End of 2014 Readathon Challenge #10

Challenge: Recreate a book cover ( I am changing this to show you guys my favorite editions of an amazing classic I recently read, as I cannot recreate a cover)

Entry: A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens...

 
 
 
 
                                                 (All of these are my top cover designs for this novel, however the bottom left is not a cover, but rather an artwork by a blogger who is incredibly gifted :)

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Its The End of 2014 Readathon Challenge #9

Challenge: Scavenger Hunt find an item from every cover on your TBR\\

Entry:
( I Know I know sorry for the foot...) :)
 
Symbolism:
Foot: The Retribution of Mara Dyer
Bird: Ruin & Rising
Ring: The Sun Beam on The Stranger
Cloak: Mistborn (The Final Empire)

Saturday, December 27, 2014

It's The End of 2014 Readathon Challenge #8

The Task: Building Blocks, create a work of art with books...


My Entry:
( I do have more books than are shown but I did not want to spend all day fixing the shelves, now I only will need to spend half a day working with the shelves :)

Friday, December 26, 2014

It's The End of 2014 Readathon Challenge #7

Todays Challenge:
Write a story using book titles and author names...

My Story:

The Final Empire was put in Ruins after VE Schwab and her band of Vicious Fangirl(s) had Taken The Ocean at The End Of The Lane. The Kill Order was issued on Plum Island warning the people of The Final Empire that the Darkest Minds, Alexandra Bracken and Brandon Sanderson, were on their way to fight The Young Elites in the epic last stand between nations that is known as the Old Man's War. The Sea Of Shadows enveloped the Afterworlds when the dynamic duo crushed the Noggin(s) of all surviving Anansi Boys.

Can this please be a book I really would love to read this compilation.... Hmmm VE Schwab I created your next masterpieces idea :)

Books/ People Used:

The Final Empire By Brandon Sanderson
Vicious By VE Schwab
Fangirl By Rainbow Rowell
The ocean at the end of the Lane By Neil Gaiman
The Darkest Minds By Alexandra Bracken
The Young Elites By Marie Lu
Old Man's War By John Scalzi
The Sea Of Shadows By Kelly Armstrong
Noggin By John Corey Whaley
Anansi Boys By Neil Gaiman

Thursday, December 25, 2014

It's The End of 2014 Readathon Challenge #6

Challenge of the Day!
Take a Picture and show your current reads to us in a festive setting...


More entries will come later when the presents are under the tree but here are my entries for now...


 
                                                                                       (Photos from Me!)
            (recently re-read and finished Harry Potter 1)

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

It's The End of 2014 Callenge #5

The Challenge: Movie night... Pick your top five books that you believe could be turned into movies...

My Picks:

1. Vicious By: VE Schwab
-This book has the greatest potential for a movie, with its addictive plot and logical scenarios and the enthralling characters that she has created I feel that this would make the best possible movie with the right director.

2. Daughter Of Smoke & Bone
- This book is one of my favorite reads of the year. This being said it honestly is just a fantasy of mine to see in film form... However I do think that this does have enough depth and stunning world building to support a film.

3.Ready Player One By: Ernest Cline
-This book has so much to do with film and gaming that the graphics and leeway that a producer would have could be immense, thus allowing plenty of room for expansion, I also could not get enough of this book so I would LOVE to re-experience this plotline.

4. Let's Get Lost By: Adi Alsaid
- This is a great contemporary read with so many elements to be adapted to film from the car and the characters. This is a wonderful author and honestly the plot and author deserve more than they are getting it is a MUST READ!

5. Shadow & Bone By: Leigh Bardugo
- THIS FANTASY NOVEL SHOCKED ME INTO LOVING RUSSIA, CAN WE PLEASE JUST GET A FILM TO GO WITH IT SET IN THAT WONDERFUL NATION! 

(Photos Courtesy of Goodreads)










Tuesday, December 23, 2014

It's The End of 2014 Readathon Challenge #4

The Challenge: Psychic or not try to predict what will happen next in your current book...

Prediction: Ed Kennedy will stand up to the rapist and hopefully save their family from the abusive and sick man that lives with them. ( My Book: I Am The Messanger By: Markus Zusak)


(Goodreads Photo Courtesy)


Monday, December 22, 2014

It's The end Of 2014 Readathon #3 Challenge

Spell out a wintry word with letters on a book spine....

My Entry:



My word was 
Noggin By: John Corey Whaley
Old Man's War By: John Scalzi 
Everybody Sees the Ants By: AS King
Eleanor & Park By: Rainbow Rowel 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

It;s the end of 2014 Readathon Blog Challenge #2

Today's Challenge....

Organize a shelf by rainbow order... I.E make the covers of your books go from red, orange, yellow,green, blue, violet...

Here is what my attempts looked like! :)




Check Back tomorrow and see me spelling words with book spines, oh boy that photo will be interesting. :)


Saturday, December 20, 2014

Winter Re-Readathon TBR December 22nd-January 2nd

I am planning an ambitious TBR that includes ANY of the Following...

The Wolf Gift & The Wolves of Midwinter By: Anne Rice
These novels hold a very special place in my heart, because they were the first true adult books that I had ever read. The rich story telling and history that Anne Rice put into this series makes this an eerie, mesmerizing and gripping read.
Plot: This story follows Reuban Golding an up and coming star in the journalism industry when he is assigned a story dealing with an old house up for sale and his life changes in a single night. Reuban goes to the famed mansion which his story is about, and he meets and falls for the owner Marchent; but when he spends the night in the mansion he is bitten and has to deal with his life hiding between the human world and the world of the werewolf...

Legend By: Marie Lu
This was the first book that I read this year and I would also like it to be my last it was an epic story showing the collision of two societies, and how they come together to rise from the oppression.
Plot: Day and June are both very well known, however Day is the most notorious thief in their society and June is the military Prodigy that is sent to capture him. the story is an action packed dystopian that has you reading into the late hours of the night to finish it...

Daughter Of Smoke & Bone By: Laini Taylor
This book is what hooked me into urban fantasy and the whole idea of multidimensional worlds and I thank Laini for that...
Plot: This is going to be vague on purpose... but here is a quote that is on the back that had me intrigued from the beginning. " She had been innocent once, a little girl playing with feathers on the floor of a devils lair. She wasn't innocent now...."

OR
Any of the Harry Potter books that I will be re reading through December for the #Harryxmastoyou Readawatchalongathon that is happening over on twitter. Sorry not providing plot for Harry Potter everyone knows it is the story of the boy who lived...


Most Likely I will be reading the Harry Potter Books as I want to reread them all in the month of December....

(Photo Courtesy of My Iphone)

It's The End of the year readathon! TBR

I was asked by my friend on Goodreads, Jayne if I would like to participate in a very low key end of the year sprint to finish as many books as possible. I obviously said that yes I would do it.

The Challanges 
Read 2000 Pages 
Reread a favorite of 2014
Make Your own Challenge (Finish up 2 series)

MY TBR!: 
The Final Empire By: Brandon Sanderson
This book adds towards my page count goals.

Ruin & Rising By: Leigh Bardugo 
This is for the finish two series challenge.

The Retribution of Mara Dyer By: Michelle Hodkin
This completes the finish two series challenge.

The Stranger By: Albert Camus
This is my reread of 2014, my favorite classic to date!

I will most likely have more read with all the other readathons going on, but this readathon ends on the 31st of December and starts today the 20th. 

There are also blog challenges, so be sure to check in every single day to find out the new and exciting content that is planned...

I Only ended up reading the entirety of The Final Empire in this readathon, I knew I was a bit ambicious!... :)

The Final Empire Goodreads Page
Ruin & Rising Goodreads Page
The Retribution of Mara Dyer Goodreads Page
The Stranger Goodreads Page

Friday, December 19, 2014

XMAS Booktubeathon!

Yes Yes I know that I am already set up for failure this month with all of the books I plan on reading, however when I found that the Booktubeathon was coming back for Xmas time I had to participate from December 19th-21st.

My TBR for this readathon is kind of light and Bending the rules, because I am counting a book from the #Cramathon as part of my Booktubeathon TBR.

Read a book with...

Red & Green on the cover:
Fangirl By: Rainbow Rowell

Read a Book that was Gifted to you:
Snow Crash By Neil Stephenson

Read a Book you Have wanted to read all Year:
The Ocean At The End Of The Lane By: Neil Gaiman

What I actually read was Harry Potter and the Chamber of secrets, for green and red on the cover.
The ocean at the end of the lane, for its intended challenge & As a gifted/recommended book.


#CramAThon TBR

Lets do this and read four books in four days..... :)

My TBR:

I am The Messenger By: Markus Zusak
 Charlottes Web By: E.B White
The Ocean at The End of The Lane By: Neil Gaiman
Revolver By: Markus Sedgwick

I ended up reading all but Charlottes Web because it was the least interesting to me at the time...


This is very impromptu and I am not sure how it will go, but check back after the readathon ends on December 24th to see if I failed or not.... :)



Monday, December 15, 2014

Allies & Assasins By: Justin Somper

Wow! This book was given to me to review by the lovely publishing company Little Brown, on a Goodreads Giveaway, and I would like to first of all thank them for this amazing book, but more importantly for the gift of a new author Justin Somper...

*This will be a very short review because this book has much of the plot that can spoil you..*

One Line Review: Mesmerizing, Chilling, and enchanting to the very end.

Tag Line: Game of Thrones meets Law & Order (AGREED!)
- This is the best description I could ever give this book, this is a fantasy world laced with murder and intrigue, just like Law & Order (Not as Predictable as Law & Order :)

Witting: The writing style in this book although is considered to be fit for middle grade, has not lost any of the great fantasy aspects that an adult book would have. The ease of diction and the flow have allowed me to fly through this book and focus all of my time and energy on these striking characters.

Characters: When the book begins it is very hard to relate, or even like anyone, however as the book progresses you find yourself wholeheartedly invested in each and every one. By the end of this book if you do not want to keep reading, I do not know what book will make you want to read more. The characters develop very slowly, giving you time to form a crush or favorite; my personal crush is Asta Peck, the spunky red headed Physicians Apprentice who sees all in the Princedom.

Closing Statement:
This is a Must Read!, The world, characters, and political perspective that you receive will have you hooked from page one...

Five Stars!
*****
(Photo From Goodreads)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Kindle E-Reader Discussion

Hello all
I wanted to make a post for the Kindle ereaders, I know many of you out there do not like the ereader and would prefer a physical book to start with, however I have had the pleasure of using both a Kindle Fire, and the Kindle 2 with buttons; and would like to show you all my thoughts...

Kindle 2:
Pros:
Great ereader, very inexpensive now, and has a very portable size for me to carry thousands of books on if I wanted to...

Cons:
It is out of date and slightly less clear than the Fire that I have, and has no backlight of any kind.


Kindle Fire:
Pros
You have an ereader and a tablet in one and you can read or watch movies or search the web. although all these features may sound good it decreases my reading time. this also is an LCD screen and has a light.

Cons:
The light is an LCD light and hurts your eyes if you read for long periods of time in the dark...


I now want to know all of your thoughts on the matter of Kindles, do you like them, or would you even use them....

I love my kindles for what they are but nothing will ever beat the feeling of a physical book.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Vicious By: VE Schwab REVIEW

One word review: Mesmerizing!

Plot: this novel follows Mitch, Victor Vale, and Sydney on their journey to end the dangerous 'villain' Eli, who has been long term friends with Victor since their times in university. This book is set in three times, ten years ago at their university, two nights earlier, and the present which is where we see the devious and divine characters on their on their sinister quest to kill Eli and stop his escapade of playing god.

Writing: Usually I am a slow reader, however V's style of simplistic prose and vivid descriptions allowed me to read this book at a much faster rate. The writing is very simple, but the descriptions are so well done that the story leaps from the page and becomes a film inside your mind.. V knows how to write suspense and definitely is one of the Queens of battle scenes..

Characters: Every single character has many flaws and in general an air of danger to them that is distinctly unique, none have 100% innocence by any stretch of the word. However that is what attracted me to them so much while reading this it felt more like seeing the world through a whole new filter that mirrored reality but took a  turn to the sinister.

General star Rating: *****/*****

General statement: This novel has taken the macabre and the contemporary and blended them into a dangerously sweet concoction that no reader will resist, this is a MUST read...

BUY VICIOUS HERE...
Goodreads Page for Vicious

(Photo courtesy of Goodreads.com)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

#HarryXmasToYou Readathon

Call me crazy for sure with all of these readathons in the month of December but this is the largets page wise I will ever have attempted....

I WILL TRY TO READ ALL 7 HARRY POTTER BOOKS THROUGHOUT THE MONTH !

This series does hold a special place in my heart, as with everyone else so I have decided to be nostalgic and fly back to the days when I was eagerly waiting my wizarding school invitation....

Oh well I guess ill be enrolled in Hogwarts as long as I own and read these books :)

Its the End of 2014 Readathon!

Here are the different event posts they are having us do as challenges:
December 20th- Simply your TBR for the read-a-thon
December 21st- Color the Rainbow.... this is where get book covers from your shelves and make a rainbow
December 22nd- Spell it out.... spell any Wintery or Christmas words with the books you have read this year
December 23rd- Psychic or Not.... try to predict what will happen next in the book you are currently reading
December 24th- Movie Marathon- pick your top 5 books that you think would make awesome movies
December 25th- Winter Wonderland.... create a Wintery scene with either natural materials or things inside that are associate with the season and display the book that you are currently reading
December 26th- Tell Me A Story.... use book titles and author names to create a mini story
December 27th- Building Blocks..... build a structure out of your books
December 28th- Scavenger Hunt.... find items from the covers of your TBR for the read-a-thon or from the covers of the books that you have read so far
December 29th- Shake it up.... reenact or recreate your favorite book cover
December 30th- 2015 Most Anticipated.... list your top ten most anticipated books of 2015
December 31st- 2014 Gems.... list your top ten favorite books of 2014

My TBR:
The Retribution of Mara Dyer By: Michelle Hodkin
Mistborn: The Final Empire By: Brandon Sanderson
Ruin and Rising By: Leigh Bardugo

December AKA The month of the Readathon!

Hello all, Most of you know the feeling of being at the end of the year with your reading goals really low and you want to finish them; however I have finished my reading goal and will be trying to read many books this month for all the readathons I can find just because more books off my TBR before the after Christmas haul.

#CramAThon- This will be hosted by the amazing @Whittynovels on twitter and youtube. This runs from the 20th of December to the 24th, and the goal is to read the shortest books on your shelf to raise the amount of books you have read this year.
#CramAThon Announcement

#HarryXmasToYou- This is exactly as it sounds, we will be reading all the Harry Potter books over the month of December and trying to watch all of the movies in that time frame. The challenge starts on December 1st to the 31st.

Winter Re-Readathon- Hosted by Alma of the blog DiaryOfABookLover.BlogSpot.com, the goal in this one is to pick even just one book to reread over the time of December 22nd to January 2nd.

Its The End of 2014 Readathon- this hosted by many people on goodreads, however the main blog for this one is TheMagicalWorldOfBooks.weebly.com which is where you can find all of the detailed challenge blog posts I will be doing, and the many giveaways that will be hosted through them.

All of these readathons will have TBR's attached to them at some point that you will be able to view, but I will be posting the books I wish to read without the readathons this month in a separate post...\\

Happy Reading

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Just Saying Thanks

Dear Publishers...
I know you may never read this. Even though I know you are busy I wanted to thank all of you to know how big of an impact you have on my life you have had from Harry Potter (the boy who lived) to Daughter of Smoke and Bone every publisher in between has changed my life for the better, and I just wanted to thank you. Scholastic made an impact since childhood with Harry Potter and now allowing me to review a copy of Salt & Stone By Victoria Scott early, you all have been nothing but nice. All of the others have provided me with the worlds and knowledge I have used to build my vocabulary and imagination...

So Thank You Publishers for imprinting these amazing stories on me!

Thank You to Every author as well!

Publishers On My Mind:
Quirk
Scholastic
Torr
Harlequin Teen
Simon and Schuster
Penguin Press

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Break READATHON!

Join me in re-reading the Hunger Games Trilogy...

When: November 26th-30th

Why: Lets give thanks for the food and family that we have by appretiating the story of a society that has nothing. Let us join the uprising for PANEM!

How to sign up:
1. Post a comment down bellow with your blog name
2. Share it via a blog post or tweet
3/ Get ready to rebel on the 26th!!

I hope you will join me on November 26th for the HungerThon!

This did not go as I had planned, because I had no one with interest it fell apart... maybe in 2015 there will be another one...

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Bookish Holiday Gift Guide

This Post will not be in any particular order, however all of these books are perfect gifts for the holidays.

Fire & Flood By: Victoria Scott
Plot: Tella is an average girl whose brother has a life threatening ilness with an unattainable illness. She is the one link that can get him the cure, with her winning of the Brimstone Bleed a multi continental race that goes through the deserts and rainforests. This book is the Hunger Games meets the Amazing Race & Pokemon.
Gift for: ANY Dystopian fan, or person who is intrigued by mystical creatures (i.e Maddox the fox)

Let's Get Lost By: Adi Alsaid 
Plot: Leila is on a mission to see the northern lights in Alaska, when she runs into five completely different people along the way; Hudson, Bree, Elliot, Sonia and Leila. Each character is given a section of the book where their view of Leila is shown, until the last chunk where we hear Leila's story and he reasoning for embarking on this journey to begin with. This novel is John Green and Gayle Foreman.
Gift for: That guy who is secretly in love for with contemporaries, or the girl who is anxiously waiting for another John Green book to release...

Ready Player One By: Ernest Cline 
Plot: The main character is in a futuristic world where the world is in shambles and their society plays a multiplayer video game called Oasis. Oasis is a a game where the alternate reality is perfect and where the majority of their lives are forced to take place. All I can truly say is you need to read it if you are a gamer, or love 80's pop references.
Gift for: That nerdy person who just wants to live in the past, or that gamer who says he totally isn't in to reading and never will (prove them wrong with this awesome book)

Eon & Eona By: Allison Goodman
Plot: Eon is a "boy" who is training to become a dragoneye in china where only boys are allowed to protect the dragon magic, yet Eona is on her way to connect with the most rare dragon, the mirror dragon which includes all 12 of the celestial dragon powers in one form. This book is impossible to formulate a good plot for, as with all good fantasy but this is a must read for all game of thrones fans.
Gift for: Fantasy lovers with an interest in feminine themes along with those people who have a book hangover from Game of Thrones.

A Walk in The Woods By: Bill Bryson
Plot: A hilarious count of two friends trek across the Appalachian trail to find themselves. This story is full of classic Bryson humor and wit that will have you laughing or wanting to hit the characters for their stupidity. this book encompass that grey line between non-fiction and fiction that has some true aspects, but lacks the dry and dull form of non fiction. Join the Hike with two inexperienced men as they trek 2500 miles to find what they truly stand for, and enjoy many laughs along the way.
Gift for: The avid outdoors man who is too busy hiking to read, if this book goes in his pack it is sure to be read time and time again.

The Wolf Gift By: Anne Rice
Plot: "A young reporter on assignment from the San Francisco Observer. . . an older woman, welcoming him into her magnificent, historic family home that he has been sent to write about and that she must sell with some urgency . . . A chance encounter between two unlikely people . . . an idyllic night—shattered by horrific unimaginable violence..."(Goodreads) This book has magical elements, the occasional crime solving mystery, and a dash of romance.
Gift for: ANYONE (who is mature to read ADULT books)....

Goodreads Links:
Fire & Flood
Let's Get Lost
Ready Player One
Eon
A Walk in The Woods
The Wolf Gift

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Black Friday BArgains

 


Back again with another post, this one is my favorite retailers for the upcoming holiday season...

Amazon.com- This is a retailer that I use because I have a Kindle and am planning to upgrade my kindle this year on black Friday to prepare for going to college and having limited book space. Anyway why you should check this store out is their awesome customer service and low prices comparatively speaking on all the new releases. They even have before BLACK FRIDAY DEALS going on this week so go check them out.

Books-a-Million.com- THis store has the best young adult bargain section that I have seen with new books. The deals are amplified with their members card which I have that gives you free shipping and exclusive sales on top of their Black Friday deals. they have every book that has been recently released always in good stock and low prices. CHECK THEM OUT!

Any Indipendant bookstore- Go out and socialize and explore the world of books in your area on this mass consumer day, get recommendations from people in the stores and spending money in local bookstores allows them to keep their door open so visit them on Black Friday or Small Buisiness Saturday. Just Be Sure to Visit your Local Bookstore this holiday season.

Bookoutlet.com- This is an Amazing  online bookstore that has books deeply discounted and ready to sell with the hardcovers ranging from 6-8$ and paper backs as low as 1-4$, this store doesn't have all of the new releases but the books they have can be pretty popular & the site works almost like an auction where there are limited quantities of that book so you need to go on fill your cart and check out fast. However for Black Friday they are doing a double sale 30% off everything in their store with the chance of getting 10$ in free books if you LOG ON NOW AND PROVIDE YOUR EMAIL AND SHARE THE SALE THEY WILL GIVE YOU A 10$ COUPON TO USE ON BLACK FRIDAY!

(Photo Courtesy of Bookoutlet.com)

Monday, November 17, 2014

Computer Troubles...

My current HP Computer may have finally died on me, so i will need to wait until Christmas for another possible replacement... :(

So tomorrow I will be doing a few scheduled posts to make sure that you have content until I have a replacement(hopefully a Mac book Air). I am currently using a school computer I just need to be careful because they may flag my blogging and restrict my internet access...

Things to look for:
Bookish Holiday Guide
Celebrating Classics
Winter Re-readathon TBR
Bookish Recommends
New Releases of 2015(New & Notable)
Dear Publishers...
The ARC train Project
Favorite Book retailers (Black Friday/Cyber Monday Prep)
Kindle Review????
My Bookish Wishlist!


Thanks for starting to read my blog I know I am new to the Blogging world, but i hope to add a lot to both communities both Blogging and Reading...


Happy Reading...

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Winter Re-Readathon!!!!

Who: Anyone who is able to read.... Hosted by Alma at  Diary of a Booklover

When?: December 22nd through January 2nd

Why: Often times we do not get to reread books with our outrageous TBR piles and busy schedules, so this is your chance to have an "excuse" to reread some of your favorite books...

How to Join: Click the link for Alma's Blog and you will be directed to the sign up post, you must sign up to participate, you also will have chances to win giveaways and other awesome book related items.

So what are you still doing here? Head to Alma's Blog and register it is sure to be a great time!

My personal TBR Post will be coming the week before the actual event so you can look out for that, for now just start to think about what you will be reading for this Readathon of epic proportions.... Let us all reread the books that we love!

(Photo from Alma's Blog)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

New & Notable Author Spotlight ( Adi Alsaid )

What Adi has written: Let's Get Lost Published earlier 2014

Adi Alsaid

Author Interactions:
I personally have been following and talking to Adi for months in anticipation for his novel, and he has to be the most down to earth, funny, and encouraging author I have spoken with... He has a website which I will link down bellow, go check out his giveaway for all you NaNoWrimo writers out there. He allowed my request to have my book signed by him be fulfilled when I sent it to Texas, Hoping he comes to the north east soon :)
Adi's Offer/Giveaway


Let's Get Lost:

Plot: This novel follows Leila on her journey across America in her flaming red car to see the northern lights in Alaska. Along the way she meets five total strangers, which the book is told from their perspectives until her finally chapter in the end. We have Elliot, Bree, Hudson, and Sonia who all are impacted by the sporadic and spunky Leila and her obscenely red car. Essentially I would recommend this book to anyone who is a contemporary fan especially those who like John Green's Looking for Alaska. This is a new take on an old trope, but in this story the road trip takes many turns and detours along the way; I hope you hop in your car and Seize the Tuesday as Leila does.

Characters:
I will not go into much depth on character specifics, as I feel like you will get more from the story if you go in blind. When you begin the story you're thrust into Hudson's life where Leila comes in when her car breaks down, they quickly change and build a friendship and then you're switched into another point of view. In general these characters are very well developed and become your friends even though you only see their story for 60ish pages, these characters will become some of the most memorable contemporary characters that you have read in a long time. They are multifaceted characters with layers of complexity much like an onion without the crying and bitter smell...

Rating
*****/*****
(Photo Courtesy of Goodreads.com)


Amazon link to purchase the book
Goodreads Link to Let's Get Lost

Friday, November 14, 2014

Reviews ( Angelfall By: Susan Ee )

This book has a pace that has you flipping the page for hours until you are done...

Characters:
While the plot is more where the story was focused, the characters were full of uncommon wit and sarcasm which is where I find characters to be the most entertaining and realistic, Susan Ee did not disappoint on that front.  The characters were deffinately entertaining to hear banter, hovever they ;lacked the depth and true complexities I am used to reading about therefor I took one star away from it. However do not let the lack of character driven story drive you away from reading it, it is an amazing dystopian read, so I would suggest you go out and support this awesome author by reading her book. :)
 
Plot:
Raffe is an angel who has his wings gruesomely chopped off (within chapter 1) and Penryn is an average girl who makes a pact with him helps him to get his wings back, if and only if he helps guide her to where his attackers took her little sister. Their alliance has grown to more than your average friendship in the end, because of this I cant wait to read the sequels. We see them from their horrific first meeting to their last stand fighting against the killer angels and Penryn's deranged mother. This book has something for everyone, mystical creatures, terrifying monsters and a dystopian story that will stay with readers for a long time to come...

Trigger words: Abduction, Rebellion, Gritty, and Addictive...
Go read Penryn's Story to help find her sister with the angel who is hated by everyone...!

Star Rating: ****/*****

(Photo Courtesy of Goodreads.com)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

RAD... Read All Day
This is one of the amazing programs that my school does yearly to encourage the entire school to read for pleasure, it is truly astonishing.
The event begins with us making food in our school kitchen and then splitting off into groups to go to different rooms to read for a solid 3.5 hours and then when you have English class or study halls. There is a goal of 25k pages to be read in a day, and if the school makes the goal our principal will dress up as a character of our choosing ( a few years ago he got a pink dress and a toy sheep to be little bo peep, he underestimated my small schools will power :) )

Either way I realize how lucky I am to have this opportunity to read all day in school... so here is my To Be Read pile Which I intend to finish at least one book from!
Vicious- By V.E Schwab
- This was a book club pick for last month but the liveshow is late so I am aiming to get caught up to participate :) Plus this book seems to be very under Hyped, so if you have it on your shelf please pick it up and read it with me tomorrow 11-14-14... If completed the review will be up this weekend!
Ruin & Rising- By: Leigh Bardugo
- This is the conclusion to the Grisha series and I cannot wait to see where the story goes from here, and what trouble Alina gets herself into this time.... Series review pending my completion of this novel!! But incase you haven't picked up the books the first one is Shadow and Bone and I recommend you stop right now and go read, its a fantasy in an alternate Russia what else could you want?