Saturday, December 31, 2011

January 2012 Reading Goal

-Okay my plans for the month of January 2012 is to not buy anymore books and finish reading the ones on my shelves and kindle. Two of the books are pre-ordered so why not add them to the list.

I plan to read the following books: (hopefully)

  • Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer
  • Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
  • Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson
  • Covet by J.R. Ward
  • Wither by Lauren Destefano
  • Heart of Ice by Lis Wiehl
  • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
  • The Stuttering Tattoo by Logsted
  • Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
  • Dragon's Oath by Kristen Cast and PC Cast
  • Shattered Dreams by Ellie James
 - Well this is my goal but whether or not it happens and I don't cave on buying any new books.....We'll see. Lol

Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Title: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Release Date: September 27th 2011 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing 
Edition: eBook


Mara Dyer doesn't think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.

There is.

She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.

She's wrong.
My Thoughts:
Mara Dyer wakes up to no memory of the accident that she she survive but killed her friends. As life gets stranger and with all she's went through, is it possible for her to find love?

Amazing! I loved this book so much. It was so well written, the characters were amazing and the plot was wonderful. This book kept me wanting more. I always wanted to know what happened next. It just had so many components that I loved.

Lets start with the characters. Mara Dyer went through so much after the accident and couldn't remember single thing from it. I loved Mara's character a lot. You could relate. If you went through what she went through with the death of your friends and couldn't figure out what happened for you to survive and they not. Crazy! Oh, and Mara also has a "gift". And that gift, creepy.

Not going to say what but...You'll just have to read it to find out. Noah! I loved Noah. I loved the relationship that goes on with him and Mara from the very beginning. His laid back, overly confident, smart mouth attitude. Loved him. And he surprised me with what he could do when he and Mara put everything out on the table.

Daniel and Joseph, Mara's brothers, where some good side characters. Daniel played the big brother role really well and I like that about him. Joseph was too cute and too intelligent for his own good, considering the fact that he's only 12.
"Wait!" My little brother shot up from the coach and ran to his room. He returned with his cell phone. "What's you number?" he asked Noah. Noah looked surprised, but he gave it to him anyway. "What are you doing, Joseph?" I asked. "Networking," my brother said, still concentrating on his phone.
Too Cute.

There were some funny moments in this book, to where I burst out laughing out of nowhere and my sister gave me some funny looks.

Jude. Oh Jude, I don't like you one bit! You are despicable. And that ending! I was like, what? Your kidding me? I so didn't expect that one bit! Michelle Hodkin, your good!

Overall, amazing book! A page turner every step of the way. I seriously recommend this book. Give it a go, I think you'll like it.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Title: Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Release Date: January 3rd 2012 by Macmillan Audio/ Feiwel & Friends 
Edition: Audiobook

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

In this thrilling debut young adult novel, the first of a quartet, Marissa Meyer introduces readers to an unforgettable heroine and a masterfully crafted new world that’s enthralling.

My Thoughts: 
Cinder is about a cyborg, who has a stepmother who hates her and will do anything to get rid of her. There is a deadly plague that is spreading throughout the city of New Beijing and as she becomes close to Prince Kai, Cinder must find the answers to her past in order to realize the starting point of her struggles between loyalty, betrayals, and freedom.

I loved this book so much! It was so different. I won this book in Audio format in a giveaway. Let me start with the audiobook itself. The narrator was fun to listen to. She didn't bore me and she wasn't monotone! She was fun, got the accents to a tee, and spoke in an energetic manner that made you want to keep listening.

Since it was audio, I don't know how to spell some of the names. But anyway. Cinder was an amazing character. She was different. People judge her for what she was and she had a "Dysfunctional" family. If family is the word for the people in her life. With her struggle to find out anything from before her surgery at 11, I found the adventures and the events leading up to the reveal fascinating. And I want to know what she is going to do for her Android that she built herself, who was so cute and adorable. She reminded me of a child who got excited about every little thing. Cinder and Prince Kai.... I loved all the parts with the two together. I loved those little awkward moments Cinder had when she was around him!

Prince Kai made a great male crush in this book. He was confident but you could see the confusion on certain things he didn't know about, which I liked. He was nice to Cinder, from the very beginning. He always wanted the best for his people and always gave his all. But he kind of disappointed towards the end there. I need to know what is going on with that.

The doctor, was kind of hilarious to me. I was a little iffy about him in the beginning because I didn't know what to expect of him, but I like him more as the story progressed. He and Cinder..Great team!

The queen of Lunar is something else. I don't even know how to describe her. Just evil and manipulating, and condensing, and just so many things! Prince Kai, why won't you listen?! There was an amazing amount of action in the book was just to my liking, along with the romance.

Overall this book was amazing. Something people need to get their hands on immediately! Just blew my mind. I did not want to stop listening to this book. I listened to it in the car, doing house work, and just lounging in the bed. Amazing read! Oh and it kind of reminds me of Cinderella in certain parts!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Win A Copy of Willow by Julia Hoban (giveaway)

This is a previously own book of Willow by Julia Hoban in great conditon!!
Seven months ago, on a rainy March night, sixteen year- old Willow's parents died in a horrible car accident. Willow was driving. Now her older brother barely speaks to her, her new classmates know her as the killer orphan girl, and Willow is blocking the pain by secretly cutting herself. But when one boy - one sensitive, soulful boy - discovers Willow's secret, it sparks an intense relationship that turns the "safe" world Willow has created for herself upside down.

Told in an extraordinary fresh voice, Willow is an unforgettable novel about one girl's struggle to cope with tragedy, and one boy's refusal to give up on her.

This giveaway is open to the US Only.
This giveaway ends on January 1, 2012
-The only thing to do is fill out the rafflecopter for your chance to win.

Top Ten Tuesday: The Top Ten books you read in 2011 (6)

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by: The Broke and The Bookish

Top Ten books I read in 2011. There is so many to choose from but I'll pick ten of my faves! These are in no particular order.

1. Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
-Loved this book. I love mythology and this book was amazing .

2. Divergent by Veronica Roth
-Now you guy.....Do I even need to explain why I read this book.

3. The Hunger Games Trilogy
-I read all these book this year and I loved them. They were recommended to me and I am so glad they were.

4. Sing Me To Sleep by Angela Morrison
-This book. THIS BOOK was amazing but so sad. Definitely a tearjerker for me.

5. The Hush Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick
-I read them all this year and it is one of my fave angel series.

6. The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa
-One of my all time favorite series. These are the first fairy books I've read and are amazing! Ash all the way =)

7. The Maze Runner Trilogy by James Dashner
-This series blew my mind. I loved it so much and I read them all this year and loved them!

8. The Nightshade series by Andrea Cremer
-Loved it. I was so hesitant to read this series because of the love triangle but as you guys no, I am a sucker for bad boys! Team Ren.Can't wait for Bloodrose to be released.

9. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
-Amazing! So glad I read this book. Another Fave angel series! Can't wait for Hallowed.

10. Darkness Unbound and Darkness Rising by Keri Arthur
-My only non YA books on here but I recently read these and love them. The spinoff of the Riley Jenson series with Risa. Love it!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Musing Monday (12/26)

Did you get any books for Christmas? If so, what were they?
If you didn't, what books are you most looking forward to reading (and/or buying) in the new year?

Yes I did get books for Christmas! But only a few.
I received: 
  1. The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkins
  2. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
  3. Crave by J.R. Ward
  4. Pre-order: Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer
  5. Pre-order: Hallowed by Cythia Hand
-I have been wanting The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer for so long! Right now I'm reading it and loving it. On page 86. I've wanting Crave too! Love J.R. Ward's books. And my dad Pre-Order Bloodrose and Hallowed! I am so so so excited for both of these books to be released!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

Title: Bitten (Women of the Otherworld, #1)
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Release Date: September 7th 2004 by Plume Books
Edition: Paperback


"Frisky...Tells a rather sweet love story, and suggests that being a wolf may be more comfortable for a strong, smart woman than being human." -The New York Times Book Review 
Elena Michaels seems like the typically strong and sexy modern woman, She lives with her architect boyfriend, writes for a popular newspaper, and works out at the gym. She's also a werewolf. 

Elena has done all she can to assimilate to the human world, but the man whose bite changed her existence forever, and his legacy, continue to haunt her. Thrown into a desperate war for survival that tests her allegiance to a secret clan of werewolves, Elena must recon with who, and what, she is in this passionate, page-turning novel.

My Thoughts:
Bitten is about a girl named Elena who, by the way, is a werewolf. Living in Canada with her boyfriend, a strange turn of events happens that forces her back to aid her pack, reluctantly. Now dealing with the issues with her pack, she also has to deal with the man who bit her and turned her and also has to deal with the feelings she has for him.

I loved this book! I love Elena and Clay's relationship. Elena as a character is so fun. She also bad ass and has an attitude to match. Clay is my fave. He was so determined. This book was definitely a page turner. I always wanted to know what happened next. I read it in one day. Nick and Antonio were fun characters. They brought in the comedy! Jeremy. Loved him also! He's so calm, cool, and collected. But he can be a hazard to your health, if you catch my drift.

The action in this book was amazing. You could visualize exactly what happened as you read the book. One thing that I loved! And seriously Daniel? Did not see that coming at the time, but after I read it, I was like "Oh, that makes sense."

Overall this book was amazing! I really enjoyed it! And I recommend this series to people who love this genre.

In My MailBox (3)

In My Mailbox is hosted by: kristi @thestorysiren

In my mailbox:

From NetGalley:


Friday, December 23, 2011

Darkness Rising by Keri Arthur

Title: Darkness Rising (Dark Angels, #2)
Author: Keri Arthur
Release Date: October 25th 2011 by Dell
Edition: Paperback


 Risa will go to any lengths to avenge her mother’s murder—even if it means making a pact with the most evil vampire she’s ever met. Lethal and powerful, Madeline Hunter is leader of the vampire council, and will put her resources behind finding the killer—for a price. The venerable vampire requires the assistance of Risa’s psychic powers. Quid pro quo.

Someone—or something—is targeting the elders of the local council, cursing the immortal vampires to rapidly age, sink into madness, and die. Risa must track down the vengeful being responsible. But Risa’s father, a rogue Aedh priest, also enlists her in a dangerous mission. And not even the great Madeline Hunter may be able to protect her from the shadowy forces that desire nothing less than Risa’s destruction.

My Thoughts: 
This is the second installment in the Dark Angel series by Keri Arthur. Risa will just about anything to help her get justice on the people who murdered her mother, including make a pact with the most evil vampire she has ever met. Also, someone had been attacking the elders of the local council making the age rapidly, go mad, and die. And to top it off, Risa's father has gotten her into a dangerous mission that may become the cause to her destruction..

This book was amazing! A wonderful sequel to the first book, Darkness Unbound. The characters continue to develop and the action just keep getting better and better. But I am starting not to like a certain someone.

The characters make the book. Risa is always amazing and on the top of her game in more ways than one. I love her attitude and how she feels the need to try and protect everyone around her. Her, how do I put this, desires are always "enjoyable". It keeps you entertained and turns up the heat in the story.

Lucian...I'm really starting not to like him. Something about him just throws me off. It seems he always has his own agenda and you can never tell if he's lying or not. He kind of annoyed me in this book, especially towards the end.

Azriel! I love him. I loved him and Risa moments. I like his character. The way he acts, his attitude, and his fierceness. I want something to develop between him and Risa so bad. I'm itching for it and hope it happens.

And the evil vamp, Madeline....Not going to even touch that subject.

And that ending was definitely a cliff hanger. Not to please to have to wait until the next book releases. Amazing sequel, I cannot wait until the next book. For people 18+ and really definitely recommend this series, especially for those of you who liked the Riley Jenson series.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Books To Pine For (5)

Books To Pine For is Hosted by: Kristi @thestorysiren

Title: Alpha Instinct (Moon Shifter, #1)
Author: Katie Reus
Release Date: February 7th 2012 by Signet Book

Fear has a scent. So does desire…

Ana Cordona has been a strong leader for the lupine shifters who survived after all the males and most of the females in her pack were mysteriously poisoned. As tough as she is, with no Alpha male, the pack is vulnerable to the devious shifter Taggart, who wants to claim both their ranch and Ana as his own. When Connor Armstrong comes back into her life, promising protection, it’s almost enough to make Ana forget how he walked out on her before—and reluctantly accept his offer to mate.

The minute Connor sees Ana again, it reawakens a raw hunger. He must have her for his bondmate—his wolf cries out for it. But his human side knows he must proceed with caution because of their complicated past. If he is to truly have her body and soul, he must go beyond his burning desire and win back her heart. Whatever it takes, he is determined not to leave her side again.

But Taggart and his rival pack are not their only enemies. A human element in town is targeting shifters. Their plan not only threatens Ana and Connor’s future, but the lives of the entire pack…

Title: Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)
Author: Marisa Meyer
Release Date: January 3rd 2012 by Feiwel & Friends

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

Title: Spell Bound (Hex Hall, #3)
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Release Date: March 13th 2012 by Hyperion Book CH

Hailed as “impossible to put down,” the Hex Hall series has both critics and teens cheering. With a winning combination of romance, action, magic and humor, this third volume will leave readers enchanted.

Just as Sophie Mercer has come to accept her extraordinary magical powers as a demon, the Prodigium Council strips them away. Now Sophie is defenseless, alone, and at the mercy of her sworn enemies—the Brannicks, a family of warrior women who hunt down the Prodigium. Or at least that’s what Sophie thinks, until she makes a surprising discovery. The Brannicks know an epic war is coming, and they believe Sophie is the only one powerful enough to stop the world from ending. But without her magic, Sophie isn’t as confident.

Sophie’s bound for one hell of a ride—can she get her powers back before it’s too late?

His Secret Past by Katie Reus

Title: His Secret Past
Author: Katie Reus
Release Date: January 2nd 2012
Edition: eBook

Six years ago, Alexis Baptiste’s world was turned upside down when Hunter Cassidy disappeared without a trace, leaving her alone and pregnant. She’s finally moving on with her life when he resurfaces, just in time to rescue her from a would-be assassin. Forced to join him on the run to protect herself and her young son, Alexis is now in even more danger: danger of falling for Hunter all over again.

Betrayed by rogue CIA agents after infiltrating an infamous drug cartel, former DEA agent Hunter Cassidy has spent years trying to clear his name. He’s not proud of the things he’s done, and knows he doesn’t deserve a future with Alexis, or the son he never knew he had, but he’s determined to protect them from the men who ruined his life. Convincing Alexis to trust him—and denying his feelings for her—is going to be the hardest mission he’s ever faced.

My Thoughts:

It had been six years since Hunter Cassidy disappeared from Alexis Baptiste's life, leaving her alone and pregnant without a clue to where he went. But just as she began to move on with her life, he shows up and rescues her from an assassin and she is forced to go on the run with him to protect her and her son's life. Hunter is determined to protect Cassidy and their son from the rogue CIA agents who ruined his life. But denying his feelings for Cassidy is going to be one of the hardest challenges he goes up against.

This eBook was provided to me by and I am so glad I got the chance to read it. I enjoyed this book so much. The characters, the romance, and especially all the action packed moments in this book. It was a page turner. I wanted to know what was going to happen next. I couldn't put this book down.

I loved the storyline. I feel it was written out amazingly well. The characters were all enjoyable. Let's start with Cassidy. I understand her confusion and her issues with Hunter, considering the fact he left her all those years ago. They try and deny their feeling for each other all throughout this book, but I actually liked that fact because it was so realistic. No one is just going to let someone, after so many years, waltz back into their lives and it's turns into a happy reunion right off the bat. Hunter was a great character. You have to admire his determination to keep Cassidy and their son safe. I love that he, not necessarily hardcore, but he's tough. He had a tough life and I could understand why responded to certain situations the way he did. And their son Johnathon. He was the light throughout the book. He was so cute and sweet, I loved every moment of the book he was in.

Okay... The thing I am a little confused on was Michael. Once Cassidy did what she did, he just disappeared from the story. I though he was suppose to help out. But after that last phone call, maybe that was it. I don't know, still kind of confused on that.

The end, when things start falling into place.....Loved it! It was written out perfectly.

Overall, this book was definitely a page turner, filled with action, and filled with romance. Three of my favorite things I look for in a book. I recommend this to people over the age of 18 that like these three things about a book!

WWW Wednesday (5)

WWW Wednesday is hosted by: Should Be Reading 
-Its where you tell:

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?
What I'm Currently Reading:
-Recently bought Darkness Unbound and just couldn't wait to read it. His Secret Past is an eBook from NetGalley that is really good so far and I won Cinder in a giveaway and am loving it so far, even though I just started it!

I Recently Finished:

-Enjoyed this book, but it is definitely a book for people 18 and older book.
Also received from NetGalley. Review

What I Plan On Reading Next:

-I received this book from and It sounds really good. I can't wait to read it, even though I haven't read the first two books in the series. But I think you can read them out of order.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings (5)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme  hosted by: The Broke and Bookish

1. The Unbecoming of Myra Dyer by Michell Hodkin
-I've been wanting to read this book for a while now and I've been hearing so many good things about it!

2. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
-Heard wonderful things about this series also and want to read it.

3. Across The Universe by Beth Revis
-Now, I shouldn't even have to explain why I want  to read this book..

4. Crave by J.R. Ward
-Loved Covet and want to read the second book!

5. Hourglass by Myra McEntire
-The cover of this book caught my eye and I know a couple people who really enjoyed this book..So now I hope I get it.

6. Firelight by Sophie Jordan
-Now I've heard mixed reviews about this book, but I still want to read it. And the cover is gorgeous!

7. Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead
-Been wanting to start this series for years but I just haven't bought the books or seen any in my book stores.

8. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
-I've seen this book on goodreads and really liked the synopsis, so now I want it.

9. Where She Went by Gale Forman
-If I stay was an amazing book and I here Where She Went blows it out the water! So I really really really want the sequel.

10. Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
-Now I know this book sounds weird and all but I've heard so many people rave about this book. So I'm guessing its not too bad..

Monday, December 19, 2011

Touch Me

Title: Touch Me
Author: Callie Croix
Release Date: January 2nd 2012 by Carina Press
Edition: eBook from NetGalley

Arriving home on leave from his tour of duty, Army Captain Alex Montoya knows there's a beautiful woman waiting for him-his best friend's sister. She's always been off limits...until now. He fully intends to move them out of being "just friends" and encourage her to release the sexual needs he senses she's buried deep.

Tianna McIntyre is starting over after her marriage ended. Her ex-husband weakened her self-esteem and caused her to deny her true sexual desires. But being around Alex brings all her dormant fantasies to the surface, and now Tianna feels the stirrings of her secret, submissive wishes.

Determined to help repair the damage Tianna's ex did to her self-worth, Alex will use whatever means necessary to convince her they're meant for each other, including tying her down to make sure he has her full attention while he takes her to the heights of pleasure she's always dreamed of...

My Thoughts:
Tianna has been going through an emotional journey with the issues her ex-husband left with her after their divorce. Dealing with self-esteem issues, left her to deny her on sexual fantasies. But when Army Captain Alex Montoya comes home on leave after being injured on duty, he has his mind set on bringing out all her hidden desires and to help with her deal with issues of low self-esteem, even with the fact that Tianna's brother is Alex's best friend.

This book was amazing. I really enjoyed the connection between Tianna and Alex. You could feel the chemistry between the two from the very beginning. They had a heated sexual attraction to each other that made the book very enjoyable.

Lets talk about the characters. I really liked Tianna. She was shy and kind and to me it seems she has a quiet authority to her in her own way. Even with all her self-esteem issues, you could tell she wanted to overcome it, but with the way her husband treated her, he already planted that seed of doubt in her mind. Alex was my favorite. I loved the fact that he was Military. I have always wanted to read a couple of books that has the army in it in one form or another. Alex just had sex appeal. He knew what he wanted and had his mind set on what it was. There was no changing it. You could tell he was a Captain just by the way he responded to certain things, whether it was with his actions or with his words. He was a pleasure to read about. Tianna's ex-husband was awful. He's the controlling type, something I despise in a man. I feel his character was written out perfectly for the part.

Something was missing in this book for me, I must say. I think it was because there wasn't enough drama. I like for there to be drama in books. Not a lot, but not to little. I feel there could have been more in some places. In that aspect, it was lacking.

But all in all, I really enjoyed this book! It was a quick read and kept me turning the pages. This book is definitely for people 18 and older. If this is the kind of book you enjoy, I really think you should give this a go!

Musing Monday (12/19)

Musing Monday is hosted by: Should Be Reading 
 What’s one book you always recommend to just about anyone?

-For Paranormal Adult Romance readings, I always recommend, The Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J R Ward. This series is one of my all time favorites and plus these are my fave vampire boys. Love them all! Zsadist and Vishous are my babies!!! I have read all the books.
This is just such an amazing series. Definitely for readers 18 and older.

-For the young adult readers, I recommend the Iron Fey series. Love this series and have read every book. This series is just so intriguing. So much of everything. A page turner in every book. So much action and adventure. Ash and Puck are my fave. Ash, my lovely winter prince. And Puck my hilarious comedian!
I always recommend this series. Definitely a fave! And I just realized I say definitely a lot! Lol

Sunday, December 18, 2011

AMAZING giveaway! $50 Amazon gift card and Blood Red Road by Moira Young(one of my friends blog)

Okay you guys! My friend on goodreads just made a blog and is trying to get new followers.

You have a chance to win a $50 and I mean FIFTY DOLLAR amazon gift card and a copy of Blood Red Road by Moira Young!!!

Is that not amazing!!!!

--You must live in the US only.

All you have to do is follow her blog and leave your email anywhere on it.

When you comment just say something of the sort: I just followed your blog (Name) and (Email) and I want to enter your giveaway!

-Simple... And to be nice you should tell people about it =)

Her blog:

or you can leave a comment in her group on goodreads! :

Giveaway ends on January 20, 2012!

A Beautiful Dark

Title: A Beautiful Dark (A Beautiful Dark, #1)
Author: Jocelyn Davies
Edition: eBook


On the night of Skye's seventeenth birthday, she meets two enigmatic strangers. Complete opposites;like fire and ice;Asher is dark and wild, while Devin is fair and aloof. Their sudden appearance sends Skye's life into a tailspin. She has no idea what they want, or why they seem to follow her every move only that their presence coincides with a flurry of strange events. Soon she begins to doubt not just the identity of the two boys, but also the truth about her own past. 

In the dead of a bitingly cold Colorado winter, Skye finds herself coming to terms with the impossible secret that threatens to shatter her world. Torn between Asher, who she can't help falling for, and Devin, who she can't stay away from, the consequences of Skye's choice will reach further than the three of them could ever imagine.

My Thoughts:
When a girl named Skye meets two complete strangers on her seventeenth birthday, her world is turned upside down. As things progressed, she begins doubting her past, and has to make a choice between Devin and Asher, light and dark. So many secrets, so much to loose.

This book was amazing. I loved every single character! The plot/ storyline was written in a way that blew my mind. Now me and my issues with love triangles did not take effect in this book. I actually enjoyed it. Let's start with the characters. Skye, I think Skye was a great heroine! She was enjoyable and her confusion between the two boys did not annoy me. I can't wait to see how her character and powers develop.

The boys...I guess I'll start with Devin. Devin was the quiet, follow every rule kind of boy, but there was something about him that I didn't trust. I enjoyed the parts in the book with him in there. And what's the deal with the Raven girl. I really don't like her and she came out of nowhere. Conniving, evil girl. But Devin, you disappointed me. I had high hopes that you would prove me wrong with the things I felt about you. Not happy with that end performance you gave!!

Asher. Loved him from the get go! Ash you guys know, I love the bad boys! I always root for them. He was fun, wild but caring. You could tell he liked Skye from the beginning. I really liked the relationship they developed with each other! Team Asher over here =).

I want to know what happens next! Can't wait for the next book in the series. I highly recommend this book to anyone who hasn't already read it. Amazing!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

In My MailBox (2)

In my mailbox is hosted by: The Story Siren



I bought:

Men of the Otherworld

Title: Men of the Otherworld (Otherworld stories I)
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Edition: eBook

New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong has captivated readers with her spellbinding Women of the Otherworld series. Now, for the first time, in this collection of four tales she gives center stage to the men who love these sexy, supernatural women—the men who live on the other side of humanity…the wild side.

As a curious six-year-old, Clayton didn’t resist the bite—he asked for it. But surviving as a lone child-werewolf was more than he could manage—until Jeremy came along and taught him how to straddle the human-werewolf worlds, gave him a home…and introduced him to the Pack. So begins this tantalizing volume, featuring three of the most intriguing members of the American Pack—a hierarchical founding family where bloodlines mean everything and each day presents a new, thrilling, and often deadly challenge. For as Clayton grows from a wild child to a clever teen who tests his beloved mentor at every turn, he must learn not only to control his animal instincts but to navigate Pack politics—including showing his brutal archnemesis, Malcolm, who the real Alpha is....

From the nature of fear, weakness, and courage, to the triumph of belonging and the complications of love and loyalty, these mesmerizing tales reveal the trials of a werewolf coming-of-age, and lay bare the hearts and minds of the men strong enough for the women of the Otherworld—and adept enough to take on two worlds.

My Thoughts:
Men of the Otherworld is a collection of stories of the men from Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherwold series. This book basically focuses on Clay, from a lone child werewolf to a teen. This story also focuses on the issues Jeremy had to deal with and Malcolm, Jeremy's father, who wants to take over the pack.

I'm going to start off saying that I love Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series and Clay and Elena's books are by far my fave! This book was amazing. I loved Clay as a child. He acted just as I imagined he would, wild and ruggish and smart and loyal. The issues he faced with the children of the other members of the pack and what he faced with Malcolm, he handles himself so well and this books just keeps you wanting to know more and more. Definitely a page turner.

Malcolm. I do not like Malcolm one little bit! He's conniving, evil, and just plain mean! But his character fits the part so well. Even though he is all those things, he is what kept the story full of action. And the issues he has with Jeremy is just jealousy. That's why he got what was coming to him. Which leads me to the next topic, Jeremy.

I love Jeremy also. He so intelligent, and level headed. I don't know how he had the patience to deal with Malcolm. The way he cared for Clay, so touching. And I also loved the side story with Jeremy and his lady at the end! Great touch to this book.

The others characters I like in this book are Nick and Antonio. They bring the comedy, especially Antonio. Off subject but another point, the action. This book was full of action, crazy adventure after crazy adventure. And betrayal after betrayal!

Overall, book was amazing! I really enjoyed this book with the men from the Women of the Otherworld series. If you have read the Women of the Otherworld series, I highly suggest you read this book!

The Liebster Blog Award

Well I saw this on a couple of people's blog pages and didn't really know what it was and didn't take the time to look..Oopsy! But now thanks to Jessirae from Words, Pages, and Books, who awarded me this award, I now know what it is! Thanks Jessirae! =)
This award goes to bloggers who have less than 200 followers. According to Jessirae's  post, it's my time to award 5 other blogs with the Liebster Blog Award!

1. Thank the blogger who gave them this award and link back to that person's blog.
2. Copy and paste the award to their blog.
3. Reveal the 5 blogs they have chosen to award, commenting on their blogs to share the news.

1. Alexis: YA Books: Beyond The Cover
2. Meliara: 21st Century Once Upon A Time
3. Sarah: Wondrous Readings
4. Michelle: Books or Death
5. Can't Think Of A Fifth Person, and all the others have more than 200 followers!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Guest Review (1) Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick

I decided to start doing guest review on my blog. This is a way to check out what other people think of certain book, get to know a little about them, and see some amazing blogs.
First up: Heather from Nightly Reading

About Heather.
Heather is a happily married Mom of 2 daughters and three four legged kids. She began her addiction to reading with the Twilight Saga. Mainly she reads anything in the young adult genre and is always on the lookout for the newest bestseller!

Title: Ashes (Ashes Trilogy, #1)
Author: Ilsa J. Bick
Heather's Ratings: 4  Stars

It could happen tomorrow . . .

An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device, wiping out every computerized system, and killing billions.

Alex hiked into the woods to say good-bye to her dead parents and her personal demons. Now desperate to find out what happened after the pulse crushes her to the ground, Alex meets up with Tom—a young soldier—and Ellie, a girl whose grandfather was killed by the EMP.

For this improvised family and the others who are spared, it’s now a question of who can be trusted and who is no longer human.

Author Ilsa J. Bick crafts a terrifying and thrilling novel about a world that could be ours at any moment, where those left standing must learn what it means not just to survive, but to live amidst the devastation.

Heather's Thoughts:
I am not even sure where to start with this review? This was a very different take on your average zombies. Nothing like I had read before. There was romance, horror and drama all wrapped into one neat little package. The premise was interesting. Some children changed into zombies, some didn’t? Some people died and some stayed alive? There really was no rhyme or reason to it and that is what these characters were fighting to find out.

Alex was a strong female who would not be told what to do. She had lost her parents in a tragic accident and never really got over it. She decides to take a long hike up the mountain to clear her head and spread her parent’s ashes. This will be the last time that she speaks to her family or feels comfortable with the world around her. When the change happens, she knows that something is different but she cannot figure out what it is. Throughout her travels, she stumbles upon several different characters and finds out what it truly means to love and lose.

This brings me to Ellie. Alex stumbles upon Ellie and her grandpa early on in the book. And can I say that this child needs to be dealt with? What a brat! Granted, she is only 8 or 9, but if my 8-year-old ever talked like this, she would be locked in her room FOREVER! I understand that she is angry because she lost her parents also, but geez.

Hmmm? Tom and Chris…There are two male leads that have a little romance with Alex and I can honestly say that I liked them both. I think that I am leaning toward Chris though. He seemed like he had more of a connection with Alex and I truly believe that he loves her. Tom just seems like it was convenient.

The ending is left with a HUGE cliffhanger and I was left with my heart pitter-patting and jaw hanging to my waist. Then I looked around and said “What the heck?” I did not realize that this was going to be a trilogy and when I did find out, I was overjoyed! I cannot wait to see where the road leads for these characters!

Places To Find Heather:
Nightly Reading (blog)

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Friday Finds (2)

What great books did you hear about/discover this past week?

Share with us your FRIDAY FINDS! 

Hosted by: Should Be Reading (MizB)



Okay This week I found out about three books! 


The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi-pure-bloods-have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals-well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures.Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1:Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden.Unfortunately, she's crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn't her biggest problem--staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.


 When Lissy James moves from California to Oklahoma, she finds herself in the middle of a teenage nightmare: a social scene to rival a Hollywood movie. And if understanding the hierarchy of the Goldens vs. the Nons isn’t hard enough, Lissy’s ever growing Aura Vision is getting harder and harder to hide, and if she’s not careful, she’s going to become a Non faster than you can say “freak.”

But it’s becoming clear that Emory High has a few secrets of its own. Around the halls, the term “special powers” goes way beyond one’s ability to attract the opposite sex, and there may be something more evil than the A-crowd lurking in the classrooms. Lissy can see a lot more than the average girl, but she’s about to learn the hard way that things aren’t always as they appear and you can’t always judge a girl by her lip gloss.


 Liesl lives in a tiny attic bedroom, locked away by her cruel stepmother. Her only friends are the shadows and the mice—until one night a ghost appears from the darkness. It is Po, who comes from the Other Side. Both Liesl and Po are lonely, but together they are less alone. That same night, an alchemist's apprentice, Will, bungles an important delivery. He accidentally switches a box containing the most powerful magic in the world with one containing something decidedly less remarkable.
Will's mistake has tremendous consequences for Liesl and Po, and it draws the three of them together on an extraordinary journey.
From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver comes a luminous and magnificent novel that glows with rare magic, ghostly wonders, and a true friendship that lights even the darkest of places.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Guest Reviews?

Okay I thought about this for a while now.
If anyone wants to do a guest review on my blog and will do it.
I've been wanting to do this for a while. It doesn't matter if you have a blog or not.
If you want to do it. Comment here or email me at letting me know if you would like to participate and have in the subject Guest Review?
There are really no criteria: anyone can be apart of it! 
-This is just a fun way to get to know you and ways for people to check out different books/reviews.

  • It doesn't matter what book you want to review. I would prefer YA, Paranormal Romance (YA or Adult, Dystopian, Urban Fantasy etc..
  • It could be a book you've already read or one you are currently reading...
  • You could send me your review through my email (list above) or send me a link to where it is posted and I would like to what book you are reviewing and the author
  • I will post the review with your picture (optional), a little bit about you (provide by you, also optional),  review, and all the links you provide to me. Ex: your blog, twitter, goodreads etc.
  • I would like for your reviews to be at least 200 words.
I think I pretty much covered it all. If your interested let me know!
-Happy Readings =)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Title: Gone (Dream Catcher, #3)
Author: Lisa McMann
Edition: paperback


Janie thought she knew what her future held. And she thought she’d made her peace with it. But she can’t handle dragging Cabel down with her. 

She knows he will stay with her, despite what she sees in his dreams. He’s amazing. And she’s a train wreck. Janie sees only one way to give him the life he deserves: She has to disappear. And it’s going to kill them both.

Then a stranger enters her life — and everything unravels. The future Janie once faced now has an ominous twist, and her choices are more dire than she’d ever thought possible. She alone must decide between the lesser of two evils. And time is running out. . . .

My Thoughts:
This is the final installment in the Dream Catchers series by Lisa McMann. After Janie finds out that she will go blind in the future from being suck into all the people's dreams. For Caleb's sake, she feels she needs leave, disappear. But when a stranger enters her life, everything begins so unravel.

Okay, let me start off saying that I enjoyed the first two books in the series, I really did. But this book is more like 2 1/2 stars for me. I just didn't like it. I still love Caleb but Janie...... I not going to lie, I couldn't finish this book. I stop a little over half way through, I ended up skipping to the last few pages just to see if she would end up with Caleb. I know, you where almost finished why didn't you just finished it? I was just so disappointed in this book.

My reasons....
This book started off bad for me from the get go. Janie just complained about everything to the point where it was so annoying. She was so indecisive, so irritating and so distant. I mean, I understood what she was going through considering the situation, but come on, sooner or later your going to have to suck it up, get over it, and deal with it. It was so depressing. I also, didn't like how she treated Caleb and lied to him, like everything she was feeling was just peachy. He already knew something was up.
I feel like everything could have been played out better that what it was. I felt like there was just something missing from the story entirely. I also understood the issues with her mom, but still, I feel it could have been written out better.

But, I did enjoy the first two books in the series, just not this one. But I do recommend you at least give this series a try because your opinion my be completely different that mine.