Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Looking foward to Eclipse

As I wait "patiently" for my cousin to get ready, I can't help but get excited about Eclipse. We're going to go see it (hopefully) in 3D. All my fav. scenes from the book keep on playing back in my head, I can't wait to see them on-screen.

Fav Scenes (these are not in order):


Bella's punch

Fight scenes

Tent scene

Jacob & Bella's kiss (the real one)

When Bella goes to Jacob after the fight

Graduation party

Scenes where the vampires and wolves are training (especially the Jacob and Bella parts)

Vampire Academy the Movie?

Preger Entertainment has picked up the film rights to Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy. I know this doesn't make anything official yet, but i hope it does get turned into a movie. I just hope it doesn't get compared to Twilight past the fact that they both have vampires, problems, and hot guys.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

What are you reading on Mondays?,

This meme is by J. Kaye

Book(s) read last week:
Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Currently Reading:
The Ghosts of Ashbury High by Jaclyn Moriarty

Possible Upcoming Read(s):
The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
The Clearing by Heather Davis

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Winter's Passage Review

My Thoughts: I thought Winter's Passage was a great way to prepare me for The Iron Daughter. I appreciated that it was there to connect The Iron King with the next book. I never really like when there is a fairly big piece of story left out between two books in a series. If I had just read the first two books, I would have known that the characters were on a journey at the end (1st book), but wouldn't have known what happened on that journey, (except for the too short 2-3 sentence summary)always making me fill like I'd missed a huge piece of the overall story. Plus it gave me more Ash and Grimalkin!

Head here to read this novella for free until July 31.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Book Teaser - Halfway to the grave

"I hate to inform you, luv, but you and Winston don't have a future together."
"Says who?" I laughed, noticing that the trees were tilted sideways. That was weird. And they seemed to be spinning as well.
Bones lifted my head up. I blinked. The trees were straight ahead! Then all I could see was his face as he leaned very close.
"I say."
- pg. 58

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Gardener Review

Synopsis: 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. She is part of a horrible experiment intended to render teenagers into genetically engineered, self-sustaining life-forms who don't need food or water to survive. And before he knows it, Mason is on the run with the girl, and wanted, dead or alive, by the mysterious mastermind of this evil plan, who is simply called the Gardener.

My Thoughts: I figured I'd like this, but I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I knew what it was about from the book summary but I didn't know why the bad people were "growing" children. When I found out why, it was amazing that the reasons behind the experiments were something I'd been discussing in my science class (Too bad I wasn't still in school when I got my copy of the book).

I appreciated that this book talked about a realistic problem, one that becomes a bigger problem as time goes on. Because the problem was real, it made the story more entertaining and scary. Not scary like haunting, but scary like -- wow, something similar to this could actually happen. Some scientist would probably be willing to experiment on people for the "greater good". The combination of the story and appealing characters made this a nice story. I did wish that I knew more about the character though. They sounded likable, but the story was so fast paced that it was hard to get to know them. Hopefully I'll get to know them better if there is another book, even though this was a good standalone .

Sunday, June 20, 2010

What are you reading on Mondays?

This meme is by J. Kaye

Books read last week:
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Winter's Passage by Julie Kagawa
Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton

Currently Reading:
The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

Possible Upcoming Reads:
The Clearing by Heather Davis
Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr

For those who don't know, I'm currently having a book contest. 2 winners will win The Iron King, Shiver, Glimmerglass, or Eyes Like Stars (which ever they choose).

Saturday, June 19, 2010

In My Mailbox 28

This meme is by TheStorySiren

For those who don't follow my blog, I'm holding a contest. 2 winners will win The Iron King, Shiver, Eyes Like Stars, or Glimmerglass (whichever they want). -

Cool Novellas

Stopping Time pt.1 & 2 by Melissa Marr and The Winter's Passage by Julie Kagawa are two novellas that are short and sweet. The Winter's Passage shows what happens inbetween The Iron King and The Iron Daughter. Stopping Time gives an up to date account of what's been happening with Leslie since she walked away from the Dark Court.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Book Teaser - Ballad

Dee and James walked to the edge of the satyr fountain and stood directly over the top of me, close to each other but not touching, seperated by some invisible barrier they had constructed before I'd arrived on the scene. James cracked jokes the whole time, one meaningless funny line after another, making her laugh again and again so that they didn't have to talk. - pg. 37

Summer Contest

I wanted to throw a summer/glad I'm out of school for a while contest. Two winners will win one of four of these books.

You'll have to fill out the form down below, but here are the rules:

You HAVE to be a follower - +3 for old followers & +2 for new followers

You MUST leave your email address

Extra Entries:

Advertise contest (twitter, blog post, sidebar)

Contest ends July 1, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

What are you reading on Mondays?

Books read last week:
None, but I'll finish
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
& Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton
by tonight
Currently reading:
The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
Possible Upcoming reads:
The Clearing by Heather Davis
Candor by Pam Bachorz

Saturday, June 12, 2010

In My Mailbox 27

The Bought:

For review:

The meme is by TheStorySiren

I'm currently reading Shiver. I really like it, so I'm going to hold a contest starting on Thursday for a paperback copy of Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Blood Promise Review

There are spoilers only if your haven't read the series:

Synopsis: How far will Rose go to keep her promise?
The recent Strigoi attack at St. Vladimir’s Academy was the deadliest ever in the school’s history, claiming the lives of Moroi students, teachers, and guardians alike. Even worse, the Strigoi took some of their victims with them. . . including Dimitri.
He’d rather die than be one of them, and now Rose must abandon her best friend, Lissa—the one she has sworn to protect no matter what—and keep the promise Dimitri begged her to make long ago. But with everything at stake, how can she possibly destroy the person she loves most?

My Thoughts: I love this series more and more with each new book! I was concerned about Blood Promise because I knew in this book that Rose would be off on her own. I was so happy to find out that she was rarely by herself for too long (my attention span is really short when I have to read about one isolated character for a long time).

Rose's journey had so many twist and turns, from the first companion she met, to where she ended up in Russia (more like who she ended up with). Rose went through a lot in the book, especially near the end. At one point, I was uncertain whether or not she would carry out the goal she'd set when she first left the academy.

As far as the parts that weren't about her journey, I thought it was great that Mead included a lot of what was going on back at the academy. It was interesting to see what was happening with Lissa and her friends (or "friends")without Rosa. I'm so excited that Spirit Bound is already out because Blood Promise was crazy good and left on a surprising note (well.. not that surprising).

Monday, June 7, 2010

Book Teaser - The Summer I Turned Pretty

I glared at him, but inside I was thrilled that he had noticed. For once, he had been watching me.
But of course he'd noticed --- Conrad noticed everything.
- Pg. 57

What are you reading on Mondays?

This meme is by J. Kaye

Books read last week:
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
The Devouring by Simon Holt
Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater

Currently Reading:
Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Possible Upcoming Reads:
The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
The Clearing by Heather Davis

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Book Teaser - The Devouring

"No! Never return to that place. No one can know of what we've seen. And God help us if that thing is ever free." - pg. 116
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