Sunday, January 31, 2010

Whats in my Mail Box (Wk 7) + Blog Awards

Whats In My Mailbox is a weekly meme created by The Story Siren. If you would like to join in on the fun, please visit her site :)
I didn't do last week so this is a combine of this week and last weeks. Enjoy :) And what did you receive this week?

Random - Craig Robertson

The Iron King- Julie Kagawa
Deadly Little Lies - Laurie Faria Stolarz

From Library
Devoured - Amanda Marrone
Ghost Huntress - Marley Gibson
Beautiful Dead - Eden Maguire


Which I am going to pass on to my top commentators! Thank you lovelies for constantly stopping by and leaving my blog some love. You guys are a great support and totally fantasmical! Thanks to Nikki @ Bookizzle

Yours Truly,

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Weekly Gobble Fest (Wk. 5) + Blog Awards

Weekly Gobble Fest
Monster Of Books Related News

I'm officially doing a 100 Followers Giveaway. You can enter to win a copy of The Dark Divine & A Dark Divine inspired notebook. It's international. So if you want to enter then please check it out here!!!

Congrats to Chung @ Bibliphile's Lounge for winning a copy for Shiver.
With finals and everything, I didn't have a W eekly Gobble Fest last week. So for the last two weeks the reviews I've done are: Captivate By Carrie Jones, Aurelia By Anne Osterlund, Hearts At Stake By Alyxandra Harvey and Generation Dead By Daniel Waters.

Books that I'm currently reading are: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa, Poison Study by Maria V. Synder, Darklight by Lesley Livingston, Firespell by Chloe Neill and Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

YA Blogging Community

Yay! Reads did a review of Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl. To Check it Out, Click Here!!

Wondrous Strange did a review of How to say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford. To Check It Out, Click Here!!

Steph The Bookworm did a review of Hold Still by Nina Lacour. To Check It out, Click Here!!


Teens Read & Write is having A Mega Giveaway (the sequel). Want to know more? Then Check it out, Here!!!

YA Addict is having her first giveaway. You can win a copy of The Iron King (which by the way, is amazing book).
To check it out, Click Here!!

Late Bloomer Online is giving away 2 copies of Lauren Conrad books & candy hearts. To Check it Out, Click Here!!


Delightful Reviews had a interview with Julie Anne Peters. To Check It Out, Click Here!!

Book Crazy had a interview with Jacquelyn Wheeler. To Check It Out, Click Here!!

Books At Midnight had a interview with Julie Kagawa. To Check it out, Click Here!!


I feel so bad because two people awarded me this, and I can't remember who. I think one of them was Lauren. Because I think she gave this to all her followers, but I'm not sure. So I apologize. If you gave me this, then please tell me and I'll credit you :) Also I've been re-awarded some awards, but I'm not going to post that because I've already done it once. Anyways enjoy.
I have to answer these questions with all one word answers! This should be tough but fun.
  • Your Cell Phone? Purse
  • Your Hair? Auburn
  • Your Mother? asleep
  • Your Father? away
  • Your Favorite Food? Potatoes
  • Your Dream Last Night? none
  • Your Favorite Drink? pepsi
  • Your Dream/Goal? author
  • What Room Are You In? basement
  • Your Hobby? reading
  • Your Fear? choking
  • Where Do You Want To Be In Six Years? university
  • Where Were You Last Night? friends
  • Something That You Aren't? Outgoing
  • Muffins? delicious
  • Wish List Item? Books
  • Where Did You Grow Up? Canada
  • Last Thing You Did? ice-cream
  • What Are You Wearing? clothes
  • Your TV? unplugged
  • Your Pets? puppy
  • Friends? amazing
  • Your Life? life
  • Your Mood? Tired
  • Missing Someone? Yes
  • Vehicle? none
  • Something Your Aren't Wearing? hat
  • Your Favorite Store? book
  • Your Favorite Color? purple
  • When Was The Last Time Your Laughed? Today
  • Last Time You Cried? dunno
  • Your Best Friend? gone
  • One Place You Go To Over And Over Again? School
  • Facebook? OK
  • Favorite Place to Eat? Japanese
Now, I award this to anyone who is a follower :)

Yours Truly,

Generation Dead By Daniel Waters Review #41

Author: Daniel Waters
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
Pages: 400
All over the country, a strange phenomenon is occurring. Some teenagers who die aren't staying dead. But when they come back to life, they are no longer the same. Feared and misunderstood, they are doing their best to blend into a society that doesn't want them. The administration at Oakvale High attempts to be more welcoming of the "differently biotic." But the students don't want to take classes or eat in the cafeteria next to someone who isn't breathing. And there are no laws that exist to protect the "living impaired" from the people who want them to disappear--for good. When Phoebe falls for Tommy Williams, the leader of the dead kids, no one can believe it; not her best friend, Margi, and especially not her neighbor, Adam, the star of the football team. Adam has feelings for Phoebe that run much deeper than just friendship; he would do anything for her. But what if protecting Tommy is the one thing that would make her happy?

Summaries can be deceiving, and I don't mean that in a bad way against the book. In a matter of fact I probably would never have read this book if my friend hadn't pestered me into reading it. I have seen this in the store before, many times (even though I borrowed it from the library). I have read the bio many times as well, and each time I put it back down because it didn't grab my attention. Though that isn't the reason I say the summary is deceiving. I say it, because a lot of the things mention in the bio don't really feel like they happened in the book. Now if I point out where it's going to be sort of spoiler-ish. An example would be probably the whole Phoebe-Tommy relationship, and that kind of goes into a opinion that I have. Something that I'll bring up later. So when I was deciding on what I was going to rate this, I was crossed between a 5 stars and 3 stars. I came to a agreement, to myself, that it should be rated 3 stars. Now don't get me wrong, it's a brilliant, amazing ideal, realistic metaphor to how teenagers really act. Daniel Waters captured teenager life and spun it into a tale using zombies as outsiders. It was simply, pure genius and I adored the thought and imagination that went into this. But I felt, giving it 5 stars would be a lie to people about how I felt about the book. The story & everything was so well crafted and beautifully done, but I really didn't enjoy it. I found it to be really slow and lacking action or events happening. I felt that even though all the characters POV (told from Pete's, Adam's and Phoebe's POV) were well put out, they lacked in natural thought. They were more in narrating. The most well crafted character was probably Pete. You understood him the best and saw him develop from being a jerk to stepping the line of of the things that haunted him. The second most developed character was Adam, and then came Phoebe. Adam's love for Phoebe really became understandable by the end of the novel, you certainly felt for him. But the book lacked in showing love between character relationships. The emotion in the book was always right on, you always felt what the characters felt. But the love issue was clearly not developed enough and was not brought up a lot, even though it became the main focus of the ending. You don't really see Adam's love for Phoebe clearly. At the end, you do. But that's the only time. With Phoebe, I didn't really feel that she fell in love with Tommy. It seemed more like a friendship, which is why I thought the bio seemed wrong. You also don't really understand why she fell for him or what she likes about him. I thought the whole relationship between Tommy and Phoebe was really undeveloped, and there was not enough chapters or times when they were together to develop there relationship. I also started to hate Tommy by the end of the novel, it seems *and this thought will probably continue in the sequel* like his purpose for dating Phoebe is to feel cool. It's like he's using her, and I really hated that. He also hesitated *can't tell you where because it will be a spoiler*. Adam didn't hesitate. Adam proved his love for Phoebe at the end, making me cheer for him. Also we don't find out what happens to Pete at the end, making you want to read the sequel to find out. My favorite two characters were probably Karen & Takayuki. Read the book and you'll understand why Karen is my favorite, you'll just love her personality. Takayuki seemed so mysterious and mean. You don't really get to see much of him in the novel, but by the looks of the preview of the second book, it seems he has a bigger part in the sequel. Which makes me want to to read the sequel for him.

Generation Dead was a amazing piece of work, that is truly original like nothing you've seen out there. But you probably won't be thinking about two weeks after you read it.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

100 Followers Giveaway

Hey Everyone,
So I finally have gotten around to posting my 100 Follower Giveaway (even though I'm at 120 now). I looked at all the books you suggested and the book that was most requested in a giveaway was The Dark Divine By Bree Despain. Which is totally awesome because I loved The Dark Divine so I'm happy to give one lucky reader a copy & something else. So after some hard thinking, I decided to go to the Heather Zahn Gardner inspired Dark Divine shop and buy something from there. So 1 lucky winner will win a copy of The Dark Divine & A Dark Divine inspired notebook.

Isn't that notebook just adorable?? Anyways this contest is open internationally. But there are some rules that you must follow:

-Must be a follower (new or old doesn't matter)
-Must follow my twitter (@littleneko). If you don't have twitter, then please put no.
-Must Comment on Post & Fill out fourm
-NO SECOND entries, 1 entry per person.

There is no extra tweets (I'm making this simple :) ) This contest is open till February 25th 2010. I know that seems like a long time away, but I'm currently broke because of the last 2 contests. Anyways Good Luck Everyone :) And Thanks To All My Followers!! I have found some new, cool book blogs because of it :)

Yours Truly,

WOW: The Gardner S.A. Bodeen

Author: S.A. Bodeen
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release Date: May 25th, 2010
Pages: 240
Bio: Fifteen-year-old Mason has never known his father, but longs to. All he has of him is a DVD of a man whose face is never seen, reading a children's book. One day, on a whim, he plays the DVD for a group of comatose teens at the nursing home where his mother works. One of them, a beautiful girl, responds...

I don't know, this sounds so interesting. I saw this on a few peoples Waiting on Wednesdays last week and was immediately drawn by the cover & bio. The bio & cover tag line also seem very different then most books I see out there today :) It makes me curious. I would never have found this if it wasn't for some bloggers. Even though I'm itching to read this book, I'm sad to report that will have to wait a few more months. Since it isn't release till May.
Also this is off topic but thanks to everyone who wished me luck on my finals, I really appreciate it XD

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme created by Jill @ Breaking The Spines

Yours Truly,

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sorry For The MIA Lately

Hello Everyone,
Sorry I've been not posting for a while. I'll not be posting anything till Wednesday night. I had/have finals today, tomorrow, and Wednesday morning and that has kept me busy from head to toe. I apologize for my MIA. And I'll see you guys Wednesday night :)
Yours Truly

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Hearts At Stake By Alyxandra Harvey Review #40

Author: Alyxandra Harvey
Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers
Pages: 256

On Solange’s sixteenth birthday, she is going to wake up dead. As if that’s not bad enough, she also has to outwit her seven overprotective older brothers, avoid the politics involved with being the only daughter born to an ancient vampire dynasty, and elude Kieran Black—agent of an anti-vampire league who is searching for his father’s killer and is intent on staking Solange and her entire family.
Luckily she has her own secret weapon—her human best friend Lucy—who is willing to defend Solange’s right to a normal life, whether she’s being smothered by her well-intentioned brothers or abducted by a power-hungry queen. Two unlikely alliances are formed in a race to save Solange’s eternal life—Lucy and Solange’s brother Nicholas, and Solange and Kieran Black—in a dual romance that is guaranteed to jump start any romance-lover’s heart.

Ahh, I've never seen a book as action packed as Hearts At Stake. How did you do it Alyxandra Harvey? Your mind must be a insanely world that produces amazing stories. Seriously, I've never seen so much adventure in a book then this novel has. The characters were always moving, there was never a dull moment. You'll be able to quickly read this book and it's very addicting because you certainly can't put it down *too much going on*. The story is told from both female protagonists, Lucy & Solange. Which was a nice idea, but lacked the character essence. Solange & Lucy sound the same and at times I thought Solange was Lucy while reading Solange's chapter. Though, both there motivation were what really set them apart, made me feel for them and understand who is who. The book is about Solange, who is about to be 16. And on her sixteenth birthday she'll become a vampire (also destined to be Vampire Queen). Now this probably doesn't sound abnormal, but Solange and her 7 older brothers are Vampire Born. They weren't turned, no they were born Vampires which is unusual in this novel. Solange is the only girl vampire born, making her somehow a threat or savior to everyone. Solange's life is very hectic, she gets love letters and people try to assassinate her daily. But thanks to her lovely, charming *and might I say handsome* 7 older brothers she is protected. We should also thank Lucy (Solange best friend) for being such a awesome friend who would risk her life Solange. Anyways the story & plot were very enjoyable, I didn't really have any problems with them. Alyxandra Harvey does a superb job of describing her story and writing dialogue. The characters were very fun to read about as well (even though I didn't relate to any one of them). My favorite characters were Solange & Logan. The romance in the story was a bit rushed and the romance between Solange & a Kieran was really undeveloped. The ending between her and him was unbelievable and made me cringe. Whereas Lucy & Nicholas was rushed, but felt real. The only other problem I encountered was the author put to much information in the first chapter which confused me throughout the entire book, till around the ending when I finally got the hang of it. This information also includes introducing all seven brothers. The book was very entertaining and I'll certainly be reading the sequel, but the ending didn't leave me craving for more. It made me frown, which is unusual for me. The ending, at first, was going really good and then what Solange did in the last sentence really turn me off. It was just to quickly put in there and the relationship Solange and Kieran have didn't need that yet.

So in the end Hearts at Stake will keep you at the end of your seat throughout the entire book. The book will go at warp speed which had it's goods and it's bad. So it's a good book, with a very developments that could of been made.
Yours Truly,

Friday, January 22, 2010

Aurelia By Anne Osterlund Review #39

Author: Anne Osterlund
Publisher: Speak
Pages: 256
An impressive debut, equal parts commercial appeal and literary prowess. Princess Aurelia is next in line to rule the kingdom of Tyralt, but she would rather be one of the common folk, free to learn and roam and . . . not marry the next tyrannical prince that comes courting. Naturally, the king wants Aurelia to marry for political power. Aurelia wants to marry for love. And someone in the kingdom wants her . . . dead. Assigned to investigate and protect Aurelia is Robert, the son of the king’s former royal spy and one of Aurelia’s oldest friends. As Aurelia and Robert slowly uncover clues as to who is threatening her, their friendship turns to romance. With everything possible on the line—her life, her kingdom, her heart—Aurelia is forced to take matters into her own hands, no matter the cost.

Aurelia Lauzon certainly gives a new term to "Princess" with her strong, stubborn and opinionated ways. She will have readers cheering for her as she is a strong, independent female heroine. She's definitely a good role model for young female women of today. Her story takes us through her life as she is desperate to be Queen to help her people, but still at the same time doesn't want to be married off to someone she doesn't love. Underneath all this, someone is trying to assassinate Princess Aurelia. Aurelia's old classmate/friend Robert comes to figure out, unbeknownst to the princess, who is behind the assassination plot. The cover and the book's bio immediately got me hooked and I wanted to read it. I was not really disappointed with this book, because I enjoyed it and was able to finish it in less then 2 days. The most amazing part of this (other then the wonderfully crafted world of Tyralt & it's people) is the POV. The story is told in both Robert's and Aurelia's point of view. What was so thrilling about this aspect, to me, was that it was really well done. You could immediately tell the difference between both characters. I believe if names were not mention in the POV and it was only "I", I could easily figure out who was narrating it (between Robert & Aurelia). You really got to know Robert & Aurelia well throughout the story and I liked that.
What I thought made the story fall was that there was not much action to it, which made it drag in places. At times the story could be kind of slow and you would have to put it down for a few minutes. Another thing was, I admit that the antagonist was really well kept hidden. When you figured out who it is, you're certainly surprised for you didn't see it coming. The problem with the antagonist, I had, was you didn't see that person often in the story. They played a huge part, but they were left out of the story quite a bit. Again, in another persons point of view this could be good because you don't really see the plot twists. The last thing I had trouble with is the romance, it was a bit rushed. But I think it still undeveloped and I think in the sequel, will get to see it prolong more.
So Aurelia was an amazing story that really caught my interest, but had a few things that could of been more developed. The plot twists will definitely catch you off guard!
Yours Truly,

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

WOW: The Iron King By Julie Kagawa + Lonely Hearts Club Twitter Party

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme created by Jill @ Breaking The Spines
Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: February 1st , 2010
Pages: 368
Bio: Meghan Chase has never fit in at her small-town high school, and now, on the eve of her 16th birthday, she discovers why. When her half brother is kidnapped, Meghan is drawn into a fantastical world she never imagined--the world of Faery, where anything you see may try to eat you, and Meghan is the daughter of the summer faery king. Now she will journey into the depths of Faery to face an unknown enemy . . . and beg the help of a winter prince who might as soon kill her as let her touch his icy heart. The Iron King is the first book in the Iron Fey series.

Have you ever wanted to read a book, and then you saw something about that book that made you want to read it more? Well that is what happened to me. Yesterday the book trailer for The Iron King was released and Oh My God am I excited!!! It looks so good!!! Also I have seen a few reviews about this book, and from what I've heard it sounds like it will be a good book :)

Join Lonely Hearts Club author Elizabeth Eulberg and Amy of MyFriendAmy for a Twitter party Wednesday, January 20, between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. EST!

  • Join the fun! No one expects you or your tweets to be perfect; we’re just happy you made it to the party!
  • Anyone who tweets during this hour using #LonelyHeartsClub is entered to win a limited edition Lonely Hearts Club t-shirt!
  • Watch for questions from @MyFriendAmy and win awesome prizes including an iPod shuffle, $50 iTunes gift card or $25 VISA gift card!
  • Ask Elizabeth questions or chat with other partygoers about how excited you are to read LHC—just use the tag #LonelyHeartsClub in all of your party tweets! (This is added automatically in TweetGrid.)
  • Please don’t post any spoilers and don’t forget to pay attention to the time zones, the party starts at 8:30pm EST.
Yours Truly,

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Captivate (Need #2) By Carrie Jones Review #38

Author: Carrie Jones
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books
Pages: 288
Zara and her friends knew they hadn't solved the pixie problem for good. Far from it. The king's needs grow deeper every day he's stuck in captivity, while his control over his people gets weaker. It's made him vulnerable. And now there's a new king in town. A turf war is imminent, since the new pixie king, Astley, is moving in quickly. Nick nearly killed him in the woods on day one, but Zara came to his rescue. Astley swears that he and Zara are destined to be together, that he's one of the good guys. Nick isn't buying it, though Zara isn't as sure -- despite herself, she wants to trust the new king. But it's a lot more than her relationship with Nick that is at stake. It's her life -- and his.

"Where art thou Need? For thou has left me starving for more!" Ah, I think I'm going into hibernation now. I don't think I can survive another year or two until the third book comes out, because I'm hungry for more. Curse you Carrie Jones for making such a addicting and alluring series! Curse you for making Nick so hot, that I wish he was my boyfriend. Curse you for making Issie so adorable & making references to Buffy: The Vampire Slayer. Curse you for making Zara such a awesome character. Curse you for...I don't know. All I do know, for sure, is that Need is currently one of my favorite series out there. It's so awesome, and I don't think any words that I write will benefit to how amazing the actual series is. The sequel certainly lived up to my expectations, and even caught me off guard for I never imagined the storyline to take this path. I mean I didn't know what to expect, when I bought the sequel other then Astley is going to be in it. The story picks up, where Need left off and through out the novel we meet new characters (Astley, King #3, Cassidy) and our favorites are returning (Zara, Nick, Issie, Devyn, Betty). I wanted to take a moment to talk about Cassidy, Astley & Nick. First, Astley is hot and second I'm still wondering about him. I guess, I don't really understand him. Cassidy on the other hand intrigued me. I felt this novel doesn't really explain her well enough yet (or let the readers get to know her) and I'm excited to learn more about her in the third book. Nick is cool, a bit judgmental but cool. There was only one part I found a bit annoying about him and Zara in Captivate. In this novel, they're very lovey-dovey. Which is understandable, but very uncomfortable at times. I wonder if that how Zara's classmates feel when they're around her and Nick. I mean a person can only say baby so many times *I think*. Another thing I noticed, and this isn't a complaint, is that Zara's name is spelled Zare a lot of the time in the book. Did anyone else notice that?? I don't really have anything bad to say about this book and if your were to ask me to pinpoint a reason for why I like this book so much, I don't think I could answer. I don't know why this series draws me in so much. Maybe for it's funny and entertaining writing style or the fact that someone knows that much phobias. I don't know, all I know is I adore it. I do know that some of the thoughts and dialogue in this book (and previous) are priceless. They are quote worthy, seriously. Also I enjoyed the fact that every chapter was a pixie advice sort of deal, I thought that was unique. And the reason for that is Zara and her friends are making a book on how to survive pixies. Another thing is, I don't want to give anything away but, what happens to Zara at the end of the book made me have mixed emotions. I really wanted her to be her old self, but also wanted her to be her new self. You'll probably understand that part if you have read the book.

So in the end Captivate did a very good job of entertaining me and left me hungry for more. It was a nice, quick and easy read and will certainly satisfy fans of Need. So in all, I certainly recommend it.

Yours Truly,

The Silver Blade Winner

After 20 entries for The Silver Blade Contest, I have finally found a winner. So I want to give a quick shout out to..........


Congrats to her for winning the giveaway!!! I'll be mailing it out ASAP!!! Thanks everyone!! Just a reminded, there is still time to enter Shiver contest!!! Also I will be holding a 100 follower giveaway + swag this sometime so be on the watch for that. Tomorrow, I will post my Captivate review. And again, I'm sorry for lack of posts.
Yours Truly,

Monday, January 18, 2010

Whats in my Mail Box (Wk 7) + It's Monday! What Are You Reading This Week?

Whats In My Mailbox is a weekly meme created by The Story Siren. If you would like to join in on the fun, please visit her site :) Also sorry for the lack of updates, I've been busy with finals and I've been trying to schedule my site with my studying for finals and all. So sorry!!! So today I'm doing both Whats In My Mailbox & It's Monday! What Are You Reading!. Later tonight I will announce the winner of the, The Silver Blade contest. And I will try to do the, Movie Cast Monday today. Tomorrow I will post Captivate review by Carrie Jones :) Enjoy.

Bleeding Violet - Dia Reeves

Generations Of The Dead - Daniel Walters
Aurelia - Anne Osterlund

Book Trailers

It's Monday! What are you reading this week? is a weekly event to celebrate what we are reading for the week as well as books completed the previous week. Feel free to pile on a little extra. If you'd like to join in this weekly event, then go to J-Kaye's Book Blog.

Books That I finished Last Week

Deadly Little Secrets - Laurie Faria Stolarz
Captivate - Carrie Jones

Books That I'm Currently Reading

Shiver (On Page.152) - Maggie Stiefvater
Hearts At Stake (On Page.105) - Alyxandra Harvey
Aurelia (On Page. 133) - Anne Osterlund

What I Want To Finish This Week

Hearts At Stake - Alyxandra Harvey
Aurelia - Anne Osterlund

I tried finishing, Shiver but it was a little hard. Currently I'm find Shiver a bit of a slower paste, so I'm not reading it as fast or much as the others. I'll try this or next week to finish it :) Ok Until Later,

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Weekly Gobble Fest (Wk. 4) + Blog Awards

Weekly Gobble Fest
Monster Of Books Related News

I'm going to be holding a 100 followers giveaway next week :) The Giveaway will include a book and another item that is not a book but is book related. But I'm giving you a chance to say what book you would like me to giveaway, to understand more about what I'm talking about go here!!!

If you would like to enter the Shiver or The Silver Blade contest, there is still time :)

Sorry for the lack of updates in the last few days, I've been very busy in life with school and family. But things that I did review this week are: Shadowland By Alyson Noel, Need By Carrie Jones & Deadly Little Secret By Laurie Faria Stolarz.

Books that I'm reading currently: Shiver By Maggie Stiefvater, Hearts At Stake By Alyxandra Harvey, Captivate By Carrie Jones, Generation of the Dead By Dan Walters and Aurelia By Anne Osterlund!!

YA Blogging Community
Book Trailers

DarkLight By Lesley Livingston

The Body Finder By Kimberly Derting


Book Lover Carol did a interview with Alexandra Bullen this week. To Check It Out, Click Here!!

So Many Books, So Little Time did a interview with Emily Gale this week. To Check It Out, Click Here!!

The Story Siren did a interview with Dia Reeves this week. To Check It Out, Click Here!!


The Book Cellar did a review on the book, Dream Girl By Lauren Mechling. To Check It Out, Click Here!!

Stop, Drop, and Read did a review on the book, The Devouring By Simon Holt. To Check It Out, Click Here!!!

Book Whisperer did a review on the book, The Mark By Jen Nadol. To Check It Out, Click Here!!!

I swim for Oceans is having a Birthday Bash Giveaway! To Check It Out, Click Here!!

Kimberly Derting is having a "The Body Finder" contest in celebration of her new trailer. To Check It Out Click Here!!!

J. Kaye's Book is having a Weekly Giveaway! To Check It Out, Click Here!!


I received 4 book awards this week, and I'm happy to pass them on :) The First Award I was awarded twice. I received it from received was from: IanIan & Kari ! The Award I recieved was The Honest Scrap Award.

With This Award I'm Suppose to tell 10 honest things about myself, and then pass it on to 10 people.

1. I cannot tell left or right, so what I do is use my hands. My right hand has a birthmark on my thumb, and my left on doesn't. So that is how I tell left & right.

2. I suck at math, origami, and science. I just cannot do them, I've tried.

3. I hate smoking, alcohol and parties. I have never smoked, drink *to the point of being drunk*, and gone to a high school party.

4. I can speak Japanese, and a bit of German

5. I'm obsessed with baking!!! I love baking!!! I have even baked food at 4 in the morning.

6. I'm very good at remembering things, I can remember quotes from every book, movie and play I have seen or read.

I'm very shy and have the hardest time talking to people.

8. I have a bit of a trust issue, and sometimes have a hard time trusting people.

9. I'm more of a homebody, then someone who is on the go all the time. I rather hang out with my mother and other adults, then people my own age.

10. I'm going to a new school in a week :) :(

Now I'm giving this award to:

1. In the Hammock
Aye. Me @ Reversing The Monotony
3. Lea @ YA Book Queen
4. Manga Maniac
5. Brizmus @ Brizmus Book Blog
6. Nina @ J'adorehappyendings
7. Shweta @ Book Journal
8. Patty @Yay! Reads
9. Lauren @ Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf
10. Jenn @ Books At Midnigt

My Second award was the Happy 101 award, and it was given to me by Kirthi !! She & Becky also gave me my third award which was, Hamane award. I'm going to combine these two awards so the people that I give this to get both.

The rules for this award are:
  • List 10 things that make you happy.
  • Try and do at least one of them today.
  • Tag ten bloggers that brighten your day.
  • Link back to the person that tagged you.
1. Reading
2. Listening to music
3. Dancing
4. Speaking Japanese
5. Watching Movies
6. Playing with my puppy
7. Relaxing
8. Writing
9. Having a cup of tea or coffee
10. Talking on the phone with my mom

The Humane Award is the award that goes to the bloggers who comment and keep up with my blog. Their kind words never fail to make my day! I've become very close to these bloggers: my blogging buddies :D I want to thank them for being so wonderfully amazing! I nominate these people:

1.Becky @ The Bookette
3. Melissa @ I swim for oceans
4. Stephanie @ Misfit Salon
5. Jenn @ Books At Midnight
6. Shweta @ Book Journal
7. Nina @ J'adorehappyendings

The fourth award I got was the, One Lovely Blog Award!! Thanks to Becky for this award!!

And Everyone who I awarded the other 3 awards, get this award :)

Again sorry for lack of posting, I will post more soon :)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

What Book Would You Like To Win For 100 ffollower GiveAway

So I've finally reached 100 followers!! I'm so excited and happy about that, and that calls for a 100 Follower Giveaway. This Is Not The Give Away post, nor form. I will post the contest next week :) But for now, I'm going to ask you to fill out this form to help me out. Seeing I always find it hard picking out giveaway books, so I'm giving you the chance to tell me what book you would like to see in my giveaway. The book that gets the most recommend is the book I will giveaway. I will also be giving away a little prize that is not a book but is book-related. So if you want to help me out, please quickly fill out this forum:

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

WOW: -Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme created by Jill @ Breaking The Spines

Finnikin of the Rock By Melina Marchetta

Author: Melina Marchetta
Publisher: Candlewick
Release Date: February 9th, 2010
Bio: Finnikin was only a child during the five days of the unspeakable, when the royal family of Lumatere were brutally murdered, and an imposter seized the throne. Now a curse binds all who remain inside Lumatere’s walls, and those who escaped roam the surrounding lands as exiles, persecuted and despairing, dying by the thousands in fever camps. In a narrative crackling with the tension of an imminent storm, Finnikin, now on the cusp of manhood, is compelled to join forces with an arrogant and enigmatic young novice named Evanjalin, who claims that her dark dreams will lead the exiles to a surviving royal child and a way to pierce the cursed barrier and regain the land of Lumatere. But Evanjalin’s unpredictable behavior suggests that she is not what she seems — and the startling truth will test Finnikin’s faith not only in her, but in all he knows to be true about himself and his destiny.

The Bio really sucked me in, and I want to know more about Evanjalin :) She sounds very intriguing sort of character!! I also couldn't help but notice that Kristin Cashore commented about this book:
"The world of this book is dark and beautiful and utterly believable; and, as I’ve come to expect of Marchetta’s work, the characters are wonderfully complex. Here is an author who writes fantasy as well as
she writes realism — and in the case of Melina Marchetta, that’s high
praise, indeed!" — Kristin Cashore, author of GRACELING and FIRE
With a comment like that, it makes me more excited to read this book.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Deadly Little Secret By Laurie Faria Stolarz Review #37

Author: Laurie Faria Stolarz
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
Pages: 272
Some secrets shouldn't be kept... Until three months ago, everything in sixteen-year-old Camelia's life had been fairly ordinary: decent grades, an okay relationship with her parents, and a pretty cool part-time job at the art studio downtown. But when a mysterious boy named Ben starts junior year at her high school, Camelia's life becomes anything but ordinary. Rumored to be somehow responsible for his ex-girlfriend's accidental death, Ben is immediately ostracized by everyone on campus. Except for Camelia. She's reluctant to believe he's trouble, even when her friends try to convince her otherwise. Instead, she's inexplicably drawn to Ben.and to his touch. But soon, Camelia is receiving eerie phone calls and strange packages with threatening notes. Ben insists she is in danger, and that he can help-but can he be trusted? She knows he's hiding something... but he's not the only one with a secret.

This book will send me to the Bookaholic group because it's so addicting. I could not put it down! I needed to find out the answers, I need to figure out the mystery. I needed to figure out who was stalking Camelia! And when it was time for bed and I was still not finished it, it crept into my dreams. I seriously could not figure it out and when I thought I did, my conclusions were trampled on by other facts. The author did an amazing job at hiding who the antagonist was (with having like 5 or 6 guys who could be it) and the things the stalker will really disturb you. One of the the most interesting aspects about the book, is that there are a few chapters from the stalker's POV. They're kind of like journal entries, and his mind is really twisted when you read them. At first they seem normal, and then they just sort of creep you out. This book is fast pasted (I was able to read it in 2 days) and will certainly leaving you wanting more. The ending was sort of sad, and made me feel that way. It also will make you keep thinking about it afterwords, it just won't let you go. Also this is one of those books that doesn't have supernatural sort of beings in it, but one of the characters has a special ability that is really realistic and I can imagine someone having. I couldn't really think of anything that I disliked about this book. Something I thought could of been developed was the romance between Ben & Camelia. It was a bit rushed and had a unrealistic feeling to it.
This book is great!! What you think you know, you don't!!! I'm so excited to read, Deadly Little Lies (the sequel).

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