30 November 2011

November RAK Wrap up

What's up bloggers! How are you guys? Today i'm wrapping up RAK for the month so down below i'll show you guys what i sent out and what i recieved! There's a lot of these wrap up posts out there so if you wrote one and you want me to check it out leave me a link in the comments section.

This month because i was short on money i only sent out one book and that was

Lies By: Michael Grant

Which comes from an amazing series I loved it so much. I reccomend this series to anyone who really likes dystopian novels! But anyway's I sent this book to Michelle @ Michelle's Cozy YA Blog.

All so this month i recieved some books i got

Tiger's Curse By: Colleen Houck

I was so excited when i got this book so i'm extremely excited to read it! I got this book from Amy @ Denim-Jacket Librarian Dishes

Last but not least i got three books all from Michelle @  Michelle's Cozy YA Blog.

13 To Life By: Shannon Delany

I don't even know what this book is about but i really like the cover so that's why i added it to my wishlist

Night World #1 By: L.J. Smith

I've been wanting to read this series for awhile so i finally got the chance!

Night World #2 By: L.J. Smith

I have no idea when i'm going to get to this but i'm hoping i do soon!

I hope all of you bloggers had a good RAK month as well! ~Happy Reading~

26 November 2011

The Next Thing I Knew By: John Corwin Guest Post + Review

I'm proud to announce that today I will be posting my part of The Next Thing I Knew By: John Corwin Book Tour. (My first ever book tour) This tour is hosted by Bewitching Book Tours. You should stop by that blog and check out all the awesome books that are on tours right now. So today I have a special guest post for you guys by the author of this book John Corwin himself, which i have already read and loved. It kept a smile on my face throughout the whole post so i hope it does that for you too! Thanks for stopping by!

The Next Thing I Knew
By John Corwin
Humanity is extinct

When Lucy Morgan drops dead along with everyone else on Earth she refuses to take death lying down even if, technically, her corpse is.

She drags her ghostly social life back from the grave and enlists her friends to figure out the rules of the afterlife. More importantly, they want to discover who or what killed everyone and why the heck anyone would do such a mean thing.

But what they discover changes everything. And if they can't figure out how to put their newfound ghostly powers to work, humanity will be extinct for good.

purchase links:

Amazon:   HYPERLINK "http://www.amazon.com/Next-Thing-Knew-Heavenly-ebook/dp/B005CK4X5Q" http://www.amazon.com/Next-Thing-Knew-Heavenly-ebook/dp/B005CK4X5Q

Smashwords:   HYPERLINK "http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/79200" http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/79200

BN:  HYPERLINK "http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-next-thing-i-knew-john-corwin/1104808377" http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-next-thing-i-knew-john-corwin/1104808377

Now it's time for the guest post!!

The Four Elements of Inspiration

From the day my mom dropped me on my head I knew I was going to be special.  One morning while I was flossing my teeth in the shower, I decided to prove her right.  What could possibly be more special than writing a novel?  Easier said than done, though, right?

A question many of us ask ourselves at some point is:  How does one write a novel?  What could possibly inspire someone to fill three-hundred pages of high-quality cotton-bonded paper with words about make-believe stuff like on Mr. Rogers Neighborhood

People often ask me, “How in the world do you think this stuff up?  Are you even human?”

The answer is:  Yes.  I am mostly human.  But what inspires me?  What dark well of traumatic childhood experiences dwells so deep in my soul that it causes me to write about the end of the world and a cat named Nibbles?

I decided to barbeque some spaghetti and think about that for a while because I’m not really sure where my inspiration comes from.  Are any of us?  And then I stumbled upon an amazing discovery.  No matter what novel you’re talking about, all inspiration comes from one of four basic ingredients.  I give you THE FOUR ELEMENTS OF INSPIRATION! (In your mind you should imagine a deep booming male voice saying this with an echo sound effect.  Don’t read further until you get it right!)

The elements are:

You might scratch your head and stare quizzically at this list for hours wondering when you’ve ever read a book inspired by any of these.

“What about Twilight?” you ask.

Answer:  Vampires are ninjas who suck blood.  Werewolves are ninjas who can turn into animals to stalk their prey.  So Stephenie Meyer wrote an entire series about ninjas.  Cool, huh?

“Okay, yeah right,” you might say.  Explain Harry Potter then.”

Aliens!  You see, aliens can make all sorts of weird things happen with their minds and they use laser guns.  Harry Potter and all the wizards and witches were basically aliens with wand-shaped laser guns.

Red-faced and cursing loudly, you might next ask, “And Eragon?!”

Duh.  Dinosaurs.  Seriously, do you even have to ask why?

“Aha!  Ah, ha, ha, ha!” you exclaim.  “You’ll never get this one.  Hunger Games.”

At this point I would polish my fingernails on my shirt and scoff at you.  Pirates, of course.  Only pirates would capture everyone and make them fight gladiator style battles.  Their ships were the hovercraft.

So the next time you’re reading a good novel and wondering how the author came up with their crazy ideas, all you need to do is reference this article.  See if you can figure out which of the Four Elements of Inspiration gave birth to my novel, The Next Thing I Knew and maybe I’ll share some of my barbequed spaghetti with you!

Thanks so much for having me on your blog today!

John Corwin Bio:

John Corwin has been making stuff up all his life. As a child he would tell his sisters he was an alien clone of himself and would eat tree bark to prove it.

In middle school, John started writing for realz. He wrote short stories about Fargo McGronsky, a young boy with anger management issues whose dog, Noodles, had been hit by a car. The violent stories were met with loud acclaim from classmates and a great gnashing of teeth by his English teacher.

Years later, after college and successful stints as a plastic food wrap repairman and a toe model for GQ, John once again decided to put his overactive imagination to paper for the world to share and became an author.

John Corwin Social Networking Links:

Facebook:   HYPERLINK "http://www.facebook.com/johnhcorwinauthor" http://www.facebook.com/johnhcorwinauthor 
Blog:   HYPERLINK "http://johncorwin.blogspot.com/" http://johncorwin.blogspot.com/
Twitter:   HYPERLINK "http://twitter.com/#!/John_Corwin" http://twitter.com/#!/John_Corwin
Goodreads:   HYPERLINK "http://www.goodreads.com/johncorwin" http://www.goodreads.com/johncorwin

Wow i loved that guest post, didn't you guys? Now don't leave just yet because the next post down is where you will find an exceprt from this awesome book, and you'll also find my review! So be sure to check those out when your done with this. Thanks so much to the people who are reading this and those who are going to read my review and the excerpt in the next post. I really appreciate all the support for my first book tour. Happy Reading!

Review and Excerpt of The Next Thing I Knew By: John Corwin

Hi again followers! i hope your excited for the second part of my part in this blog tour. I have an excerpt and a review for you today so i hope you enjoy both. Remember to leave comments below! Thanks for the support! 

The Next Thing I Knew - Excerpt

Life pulled the plug on humans at two on a Sunday afternoon.
The last thing I remembered before the end (besides a particularly juicy day dream involving me, Chris Rogers, and the Halleluiah Chorus) was a blinding headache of the brain freeze variety.  Everything blurred for a second and then I was on an endless grassy plain, hands pressed to my head.  Other people stood nearby with headache-contorted expressions twisting their faces.
My head didn't hurt anymore but I still said "Ouch" to make things official.  Others echoed the sentiment.  I looked around and got my bearings.  People dotted the gently undulating terrain like lost sheep.  Even though the place looked like Kansas, I didn't need to tell Toto that my Facebook Places status wasn't anywhere on the planet Earth, much less Kansas.  The sun looked pale, white, and totally alien.
The first person I recognized was Ms. Tate, the neighborhood Bible thumper, who, unfortunately for my sanity, was naked and sagging like rotten fruit in places I didn't think could sag.  I jerked my head away before I contributed the contents of my stomach to her wardrobe.
Ms. Tate wasn't the only fashion victim in the vicinity.  A scrawny wrinkled dude showed his stuff in tight cutoff jean shorts, a pot-bellied guy terrified nearby children in his red banana hammock, and a middle-aged woman sauntered past in nothing but a pink fishnet unitard.  I glanced down, half afraid I'd be strutting my birthday suit or wearing something atrocious like a striped sweater skirt, but I wasn't.  I wore a yellow summer dress like the ones I'd loved to wear when I was little.  Thankfully, this one wasn't kiddy-sized.
Kyle, my best friend, ran over.  He wore jogging shorts, black tennis shoes, and a t-shirt with a Linux penguin on it.  That was pretty much what he wore all the time, attire that stuck its tongue out at the mainstream while maintaining the ability to escape enraged mobs.  He glanced at Ms. Tate and just as quickly looked away.  His eyes looked like they wanted to jump out of his head and run away screaming.  "Lucy, what the hell is going on?"
"I'd use Google to find out, but I seem to have misplaced my house along with my laptop."
"It's like everyone in the neighborhood got teleported right out of their homes."
I reached out a hand and touched his arm.  He felt solid, warm.  The hairs on his arm pricked up at my touch.  He stared at my finger as it traced his skin.  Then he reached over and pinched me on the rib.
"Ouch!"  I pinched him back.
He jumped away and laughed.
"What are you two laughing about?  This is no joke."  Ms. Tate's face twisted into a scowl and her hands latched onto her hips.  A frumpy checkered dress with a choke collar now covered her droopy bits.
"Sorry, Ms. Tate," I said.  "Just making sure we're not dreaming."
Kyle snapped his fingers.  "I'll bet that's it.  Drugs in the water or something.  We're having a mass delusion."
"Terrorists," Ms. Tate said.  "Heavens to Betsy, we're under attack."
Seeing Ms. Tate nude definitely qualified as terrorism but I couldn't count on Homeland Security to lock her away.  "I think Betsy is already in Heaven."  I groaned.  "I just want to go home."
So I did.  Just like that, I was home.  But home wasn't a warm safe place full of life, noise, and activity anymore.  Mom and Dad were there.  I was there.  If I checked the backyard my little brother was probably there too.  Mom rested in a heap on the kitchen floor, a thin stream of drool leaking from her mouth.  Dad lay face down on the floor in front of the TV.  Dead news anchors stared blankly from the TV.
My forehead rested on the edge of the kitchen table, masked by my dark brown hair.  One arm hung limp at my side.  The other arm was propped on the table, a pen in hand.  Correction:  my body was doing that.  My ghost stared at the scene and started screaming.
I rushed out of the backdoor and saw a small body half-hanging out of the tree house my dad had built for Robby.  I screamed some more and waved my arms like I was fending off a swarm of bees.  Tears burned my eyes and I collapsed into a ball.  I bawled for a good while until the illogic of a crying ghost hit me.  Ghosts shouldn't be able to feel or cry or laugh.  If I was dead, I should either be burning with demons or singing with angels.  Somehow I was doing neither.
I couldn't just leave our bodies lying around to rot.  I turned Mom's cooling body over and left it to rest against the cabinets.  Food had stained her blue sari.  I turned Dad over, trying to ignore how death had robbed the sparkle from his blue eyes, and dragged him to the couch.  I had no desire to lug our bodies across town to the graveyard but we deserved a proper burial, maybe next to Licks, our last dog, in the backyard.
Dad's body blipped like a skipped frame in a movie and reappeared facedown on the floor again.  Mom returned to her original position.  It was just like I'd never moved either of them.  I probably should have been surprised, but at that point emotional overload tripped a breaker in my brain.  I whimpered.  I walked to my body and took the pen from my dead fingers, dropped it on the floor.  About ten seconds later, the pen reappeared back in the clutch of my ashen hand.  I squatted and looked into my unseeing eyes, their usual sharp hazel color now dulled and fogged.  I'd always liked my eyes.  They'd been my best feature.  I figured they weren't my eyes anymore.  My old body seemed like a dear friend that I'd never see again.  I brushed the hair from its eyes, slapped its cheeks.  Why was I dead?  A stripe of blood had crusted under my nose.  I'd noticed blood on my dad's ear.  I checked my mom and saw a streak of red under her nose.  What the hell killed us, simultaneous aneurysms?
Another flood of tears hit me.  I rushed into the front yard and gulped a few deep breaths, trying to fight back hysterical hiccups.  Outside, a cool wind blew.  My summer dress billowed in the breeze.  My hair danced in the wind.  I felt alive.  In fact, I felt better than I'd ever felt before.  Well, aside from the nauseating depression hammering in my chest.  Movement down the road caught my eye.  I ran over and spotted Kyle pacing in the front yard of his house.
"Please tell me this is a dream," I said.
He stared at me, eyes haunted.  "Everyone.  It's everyone."
He grabbed my hand and marched down the street.  His grip was tight, manic.
"You're hurting me."
"Impossible.  You only think I am."
"Kyle, stop it.  You're squeezing my hand too hard."
He stopped and spun to face me.  "You can't hurt ghosts, Lucy."  He grabbed a landscaping brick from the side of a driveway and pressed it into my hand.  "Hit me."
"Are you crazy?"  The brick vanished from my hand and reappeared on the ground. 
He rolled his eyes and grabbed my hand again.  We walked the streets of our Candler Park neighborhood, a quaint area just east of downtown Atlanta.  Bodies inhabited the houses. Crashed cars littered the roads, the drivers and passengers dead.  Dead clerks manned the registers in stores, and dead shoppers lay in the aisles.  Dead joggers lay on sidewalks.  Dead construction workers slumped over power tools.  Dead, dead, dead.  Everyone.
Life had jerked the carpet out from underneath us and left a shattered mess.
Aside from the wounds sustained from falling or crashing, the bodies didn't show signs of trauma that would indicate why they'd died.  They didn't look bloated or diseased.  The streets slowly filled with mourning ghosts as people returned home or to that last familiar place they were visiting before the end came.
Animals seemed to have survived the apocalypse.  We saw dogs licking the faces of their dead owners and cats rubbing against the unresponsive legs of corpses.  A potbellied pig squealed and curled up next to the body of a young woman with spiky green hair.  Squirrels played in the trees and bird songs filled the air.  We could walk right up to wild animals.  Some would sniff the air and look at us but they didn't run.  I picked up a cute little chipmunk but it popped back to its earlier position just like everything else in the real world did when I took it, which kind of sucked.  I'd always wanted a pet chipmunk.  I raised my fist and shook it at the universe.
We stopped at the Flying Biscuit where my cousin Jane worked.  A sick greasy odor drifted from the back.  I imagined a dead cook frying atop the gas stove and choked back puke.
"Can ghosts barf, you think?" I asked Kyle.
"I have no idea.  I think ghosts can probably do whatever they want."
"Jane wasn't working today.  I don't see her body."
"Want to go into town?"
Jane's dad had a condo in Midtown.  She'd used it for parties since he was always away on business.  Jane liked things too crazy for my tastes.  She'd already done pot, cocaine, and just about anything else that would alter her state of mind.  She'd lost her virginity at the ripe age of twelve to Richie Sanders who was fifteen at the time.  They'd done it in my parents' bathtub when we were out of town on vacation.  I'd always wanted to be a free spirit like she was.  I'd wanted to give up the haughty pursuit of valedictorian and go crazy for once instead of fretting all the time about graduating early and getting into law school.  But I was too much of a control freak, OCD about everything when it came to planning my life.  My short little life.  Maybe Jane had it right.
It should have been a long walk to the condo, but the world blurred around us and suddenly Kyle and I stood outside the high rise building just in time to see someone jump off the roof.  I screamed the second I saw the body, arms wind-milling as it plummeted thirty stories.
A man in a charcoal business suit face-planted into the ground about twenty yards away.  The pavement cracked around his body.  Blood and brains splattered, pooled, and raced along the cracks.  I was still screaming and running in place.  Kyle hollered a string of curses.  The cracks healed.  The blood vanished.  The man pushed himself up and stared at the unblemished asphalt, felt his undamaged face.
"Are you okay?" I asked between gasps.
"No."  He brushed himself off, although the dust had already vanished from his cheap slacks.  "This can't be real.  This can't be death."
"It's something," Kyle said.  "Maybe something in between."
"This is worse than death.  Now I have to spend eternity with my nagging wife and mother-in-law.  What did I do to deserve this?"
"I don't think there are rules anymore.  Do what you want."
"I might just jump off this building again."
Kyle shrugged.  "Might as well."
The man looked up.  His body blurred upward to the roof.
"Wow."  I wanted to do that.  So I did.  The surface of the high rise shot past and I joined the man on the roof.
Kyle arrived a second later.  "This is too much," he said.
"Understatement of the year."  At that moment I stepped on the road to acceptance.  This was happening.  I was dead.  All my hard work and dedication toward a better future had been a total waste.  And, wouldn't you just know it?  The finale to my favorite TV show was tonight.  Couldn't the apocalypse have waited one more day?  I ground my teeth.  Yep, this was Hell all right.
After reigning in my anger and disappointment, I realized that I hadn't seen my parents or brother since dying.  Those first few hours of death had blurred together and I hadn't even thought about looking for them.  Most of my neighbors had been there on that grassy plain, but not my parents and they'd died only a few feet away from me.  It was possible I'd overlooked them in that initial flurry of confusion.  Another prospect frightened me.
They might not be in the afterlife.

Now for my review!! I hope you guys enjoy it!!

The Next Thing I Knew (Heavenly, #1)The Next Thing I Knew by John Corwin

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was really amazing. At first I thought that I wasn’t going to like it because I wasn’t sure if it was the right kind of book for me but it really was and I really really enjoyed it. I would recommend this book to anyone who really likes ghosts, because this book really got into the world of ghosts, and I like that because I haven’t read many books like that.

My favorite character had to be Lucy. The reason why is because she was so strong throughout the whole book. I mean who else could handle the whole world dying, and then have to be part of a group who helps put the world back together? I certainly wouldn’t be able to do that. I also like that she was able to balance basically saving the earth and a love life on the side. I have to say I was really impressed to find that she could handle her feelings for Chris and Nick and still find away to save the world. I really liked Lucy and Chris as a couple and I was so sad when Chris left her. I sort of understood where he was coming from but It was still harsh. I’m glad that they got back together before Harb decided to kill him! I was so sad when he died and I felt so bad for Lucy but I was really glad that Kyle was there for her.

The plot was my absolute favorite. Like I said before I’ve never really read a book like this before so I was a little skeptical but I’m glad I liked it so much. I loved being able to see what the authors perspective of the ghost world was. It was really interesting to figure out why they died and who was responsible. I also thought it was really cool that they were able to merge with each other and share memories and things like that. I almost wish we could do that as humans but I’m not sure if I would even try it I’d probably be to scared and shy? What do you think about merging, and the book overall? Let me know in the comments!

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25 November 2011

Review Paranormalcy By: Kiersten White

Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy, #1)Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So i hadn't heard of this book before i started my blog, i actually learned about it after i entered the blogging world. So when i saw it at the library last week even though i shouldn't have i picked it up, because i wanted something new to read. I actually finished it a lot quicker then i thought i would which is really good for me. Kiersten White did an amazing job with this book i really really loved it! There's so much to say about this book that i don't know where to start so i'll start with the characters as usual.

My favorite character was of course Lend =) I know he was like a shape shifter so he was basically a paranormal but the way the book described him and the way that Evie saw him it made me fall in love with him. I could picture him perfectly and in my mind he's so hot!! I knew right away that something was going to go on with the two of them too because of how they acted in the very beginning. I know i say this about all the couples at the end of the book, but i really thought Evie and Lend where the best couple of all. They were so cute together and they stayed with each other even when they learned disturbing secrets about each other that was the best. I hope to see more of the two of them when i get my hands on the next book.

Evie's whole part in the IPCA i thought was pretty cool at first, i thought that was going to be her place throughout the whole series but i guess i was wrong. I thought the plot was pretty cool i loved the fact that she can see through the glamours because there could be many good parts to that but also many bad parts to that. I never thought she was something else until i learned that she was a level seven, and i won't tell you what that is because that'd be a spoiler and i'm really trying to keep those out! After finishing the book i'm still a little confused on what exactly Evie is so i'm hoping to find out in the next book. The next character relationship i thought was cool was Evie and Raquel's I really enjoyed there relationship because it was the closest thing that Evie had to a mom, and that was really special to me because i don't know what i would do without my mom id probably freak out but Evie managed to survive without one for a while but i'm glad she got Raquel. I'm hoping that they reunite in the next book.

So what did everyone think about Reth? At first i thought that they were going to be the romance in the story until Lend's character was introduced. But i have to say i don't like Reth at all. I was yelling at him through the whole book. The only thing i wish i could change was having a little bit more background information about what happened between the two of them, because i know she said what happened over and over but every time she said something about it i still didn't understand what happened. So if anyone could be really nice and enlighten me i'd really appreciate it!

Oh i can't forget about Lish! She was an awesome character in the book and i was so sad to learn what happened to her. It sucked because Evie barley had anyone and Lish was her best friend i was so so mad at Vivian! Well after all that i can't wait to read the next book for so many reasons but mostly because i need to find out what Evie really is, because i'm still a little foggy with that but i'm thinking it's okay because she's still a little foggy with it herself!

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24 November 2011

In My Mailbox (10)

What's up followers? I know it's a little early for an in my mailbox but since i'm not going to be home until sunday and i won't have time then i'm going to post my video now! Oh and yes my video is finally back because i finally got some books! So watch the video, and i hope you enjoy it! Leave comments and or links to your IMM's below! (P.S. I know i mess up a lot i had a few people watching me in the room so i was nervous lol!)

Here's what i got:

RAK's from Michelle at Michelle's Book Blog

Another copy of Night Word No. 1 By: L.J. Smith (Will be doing a giveaway very soon!)


Yard sale's

2012 Debut Author Challenge

For starters Happy Thanksgiving to all the bloggers out there! I hope your all having fun with your families! Now second I’ve got another challenge that I’ve signed up for! Now this is the first challenge of many that I’ve signed up for. I know your probably thinking then why didn't you do this post first? I'm not exactly sure why I didn't but I’m doing it know. So if you didn't know the Debut Author Challenge is hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren, and I really liked the idea of this challenge. Which is to read books by authors that are new. Well not all of them are new just new to the genre basically. I think that'll I’ll be able to accomplish a lot if I’m able to get my hands on some Debuts. I've already signed up for some arc tours that will help me get my hands on them, but if any of you know any other ways I can get my hands on debut books let me know in the comments please and thank you. Also if you have any cool challenges or any other cool things having to do with books or the blogging world that I could sign up for let me know!

Thanks for reading!!

1. Ditched By: Robin Mellom
2. Fracture By: Megan Miranda
3. Never Eighteen By: Megan Bostic
4. Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters By: Meredith Zeitlin
5. After The Snow By: S.D. Crockett

Challenge Completed!

Additional Entries:

22 November 2011

Teaser Tuesday

Hey followers! It's time for another Teaser Tuesday created by MizB of Should Be Reading, where we take the book we are reading and then share two teaser sentences from the book. Doesn't that sound like fun?! Anyone can share just leave a link or even your teaser in the comments! Here are the rules

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a random page
3. Share two teaser sentences from somewhere on that page
4. Becarful not to include spoilers you don't want to ruin the book for the rest of us!
5. Remember to include the Author and the Title

Here's Mine:

Paranormalcy By: Kiersten White

Pg 24 He just stared at me with my face. I was focused on his real eyes when i realized that he was sorting through colors.

This part of the book was really interesting to me. What did you guys think? Leave links to your teasers in the comments!

21 November 2011

It's Monday What Are You Reading?

Hey followers, What's up? It's time for another It's Monday What Are You Reading? hosted by Sheila over at Book Journey. This week i've finally got some new stuff that i'm reading so i'm excited about that! Make sure to leave links to your It's Monday down below and i'll definatley check them out!

What I've Finished (Since last post)

Matched By: Ally Condie

Here's the link to the review if you want to check it out

Fade By: Lisa McMann
The review is also up on my blog if you want to check it out

Hooked By: Catherine Greenman
Review on the blog come check it out!

Gone By: Lisa McMann
Review on the blog! Come check out my review

Between By: Cyndi Tefft
Check out my review!

All These Things I've Done By: Gabrielle Zevin
Reviews on the blog =)

Currently Reading

Rian of the Elves Welcome To The Spire By: Erin Hassinger

The Next Thing I Knew By: John Corwin

Paranormalcy By: Kiersten White

I usually would show what i'm reading next but at the moment i have no idea! Thanks for reading!

20 November 2011

Review All These Things I've Done By: Gabrielle Zevin

All These Things I've Done (Birthright, #1)All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

***Big Spoiler Alert*** Wow what can I say about this book? It made me laugh, cry. During the whole book I was going back and forth between being happy and sad oh it was crazy. But I gave this book 5 stars because I thought it was absolutely brilliant. Gabrielle Zevin did an amazing job writing this, and in result I cannot wait to read some of her other books. So now on to the book.

The characters my favorite character was Win. Now I know what your thinking "What?! what about Annie?" Yes she was right up there with there with Win because of how strong and what a good guardian she was but Win because he was the good guy right from the start. He was always there for Annie even when she wasn't so nice to him herself. He didn't care what his father thought of them he just knew that he loved her and he wanted to be with her. Which in my book that’s so sweet. If I were to vote on favorite couples I would so vote for them and I’m still sad that Annie had to leave him in the end. I really hope that they get back together in the end because they were a really cute couple.

Now on to other things. I really like Leo & Natty's characters they were like my dream brother and sister even though Leo has problems. I'm the kind of person who would have been able to handle him and a younger sister. They were such good Leo might of had a little bit of a problem but he still had a good heart, and he was still there for his two sisters. But near the end I was so confused when I found out Leo shot someone I was like "What?! Leo couldn't have done that" But he did, I’m glad Annie was able to get him out of the country safely because he really did shoot his uncle for good reason even though his good reason was mislead. I hope that we get to see more of Leo in the next few weeks.

Scarlet and Annie’s relationship was a really good friendship and I really liked scarlet until she decided to date Gable. I mean she broke the girl code for one. Then when Annie told her Gable tried to pressure her for sex Scar had the audacity to say "He told me everything and you misunderstood." I mean really? come on now. If I told my friend that this guy tried to pressure me for sex and spread rumors and she went and dated him? Yeah that'd be it for the friendship. I guess Annie was a little bit more forgiving then me though.

So my last thoughts are that I hope that Annie and Win can get back together and be together because I loved them as a couple. My second last thought is I really hope we see more of Leo because he was an awesome character. I thought he was so cute just the things he said but yeah I hope to see more of him in the future! What do you think?

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18 November 2011

In My Mailbox #12 (e-book edition 2)

What's up awesomely awesome followers?! So this week again i didn't get anything in my actual mailbox so i'll be showing you some more e-books that i've gotten! In My Mailbox is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren, where we show off all of the books we got during the week! I hope my e-book edition doesn't bore you i'll probably be having a lot of these because well i don't know but probably. Anyways let's get to the books. Same deal as last week i'll give the books titles and the links to their goodreads page so you can see what they look like because i don't have enough time to post all kinds of pictures. Sorry! Don't forget to leave links to your IMM's below please and thanks i'll be sure to check them out!! 

e-books from the iBooks app:

Books on my Kindle app: 

Well that's it! Click on the titles and they'll take you to the goodreads page to read the summaries and check out the covers! Happy Reading!!

15 November 2011

Teaser Tuesday!

Hey guys! So I know i haven't been keeping up with my weekly memes, which makes me sad so i've decided what a better way to start up again with Teaser Tuesday!! created by the awesome MizB of Should Be Reading (Love the title of the blog btw!!) Oh and at the end of this i'm going to leave like one or two announcements so be sure to check them out!!

Now the rules of Teaser Tuesday are the following:
~Grab your current read
~Open to a random page
~Share two teaser sentences from that page
~Make sure you don't include spoilers you don't want to ruin the book for other people!!
~Last but not least make sure you include the Title of the book and the author so other TT participants can add the book to there tbr list!

all these things i've done By: Gabrielle Zevin

Pg. 68 "That flower smells amazing," I told her, and then i whispered, "He's already here. He got the wrong time or something."

Cool teaser right? i think so too but from now on instead of slipping through the whole book i'm only going to flip through the pages i've read because i just flipped to a random page read through and ruined a part of the book! Crazy!! Anyways leave links to your teasers below!!

So as you all know from above that I have a couple of announcements so here they are.

First i have a giveaway coming up soon for two books there the 6th and 7th book in a adult paranormal romance. Now i was going to try to read them but there's too many factors keeping me from reading them so i've decided that i'm just going to give them away so make sure you look out for the giveaway. I'm pretty sure it'll be before the end of the month i'm hoping!

Second I've signed up for my first book tour! *Hooray!! I'm finally getting my blog off the ground!!* Anyways the book tour is with Bewitching Book Tours, and it is for the book The Next Thing I Knew By: John Corwin, and my tour date is November 26 which is a saturday so make sure to stop by and check out the two posts i'll be putting up for the tour. Be sure to stop by and give me some support!!

11 November 2011

In My Mailbox 11

Who's up for another edition of In My Mailbox hosted by the awesome Kristi over at The Story Siren!! I am!! lol so this week i didn't get anything physical so i decided this edition is going to be my E-BOOK EDITION!!! I don't know how excited you guys are but i'm very excited!! So let's get started, here's what i have for E-books. (P.S I'm sorry i can't remember who exactly i won these from but thanks again if it was you!!)

Under the iBooks app for my iPod i got:

The Next Thing I Knew By: John Corwin (This book is for the Book tour i'm apart of in a couple of weeks! My very first so be sure to stop by! I need some support!)

Cherished By: Belinda Boring (Which i can't read yet because it's the 2nd in the series that i haven't started yet)

Gifts of the Blood By: Vicki Keire 

Darkness In the Blood By: Vicki Keire 

Under the Kindle app on my iPod:

I remember my circus By: Tom S. Figuriredo 

Dead(ish) By: Naomi Kramer

The Emerald Talisman By: Brenda Pandos

Well that's it for this week! Normally i would add pictures but since there's 8 books and its 1:40 am i'm not going to add them i'm exhausted sorry guys! But i did take the time to link all the books to there goodreads page so just click on the title of book and it will take you there. I hope you guys had an amazing week! Leave me links to your mailboxes below! Happy Reading =)

Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge

Alright guys I've signed up for my second challenge! It's the Outdo Yourself Challenge and it's hosted by The Book Vixen. The reason why i wanted to sign up for this challenge is because i feel it will give me motivation to read more then i read this year. Not saying that i didn't do good for my reading ability. I've read i think 68 books so far this year, i know you guys have read way way more then me. I'm like a medium reader so i can't read like 1000 books every year. But i try! anyways go check out this challenge and be sure to sign up!

10 November 2011

Review Between By: Cyndi Tefft

BetweenBetween by Cyndi Tefft

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

**Spoiler Alert** Wow I never thought one book could make me appreciate my life and my boyfriend so much. I just finished reading Between By Cyndi Tefft and I cried so much. I cried because of sadness but I also cried because of happiness a couple of times too. When I won this book I didn’t know what it was about or if I would like it but since I’ll take anything I can get because I love reading I decided to give it a try and let me tell you I’m so so glad I did.

This book is about Lindsey the main character who gets in a car accident with her best friend/sort of boyfriend, she ends up dying and this guy Aiden comes to take her to heaven. So I guess you could call him an angel. Well they end up falling in love so instead of going to heaven Lindsey decides to stay in that little world with Aiden. I wont tell you everything because I want you to Ooo and Aww over the book if you decide to read it you should!! Please go read the book and find out what happens then come back here and talk to me about it. I want to mingle with somebody about the book right now!

Now on to the characters I was thinking about this while I was reading the last few pages of the book and I cannot pick one! I’ve been thinking about it forever now. My final decision is that I don’t have a favorite character. I loved Lindsey, and Aiden, Ravi, and Lindsey’s dad. Who by the way I felt so bad for when he was crying after the dinner he had with Lindsey and her mom. I wanted to go and be very rude to Lindsey’s mom! Throughout the whole book there was only one character who I absolutely hated. Can you guess who it is? Yep it’s Ms. Elizabeth, Lindsey’s mom. I couldn’t stand her how she got mad at her daughter when she saw her boyfriend. I mean if my mom had an affair with someone while she was married to my dad I probably would never forgive her nor would I ever talk to the man she had the affair with. Anyone agree?

So after reading this book I rate it a 5 star! I loved it and I recommend it to anyone who really needs a good cry.

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New Author Challenge! 2012

So as we all know I am a relatively new blogger. It's been about 4 months (I know I’m such a newbie and I’m still having trouble getting more followers and making my blog look awesome, and making my posts the best ever! So if you happen to have any advice let me know in the comments or shoot me an email!) But that's not what this post is about this is about one of the many challenges I'm participating in starting next year!

So the first challenge I’ve decided to participate in is the New Authors Challenge which is hosted by
Literary Escapism The whole point of this is to try new authors. I'm excited because I’m always wanting to try something new when it comes to books. I love so many different genres which makes me believe I’ll succeed with this challenge because I read new authors all the time!

Anyways if you want to participate head on over the link is above the challenge starts January 1, 2011 and ends December 31, 2012 (Ohh yeah! Year long challenge). If anyone who’s reading this post has some other awesome challenges that you think I might like please let me know in the comment section. I love reading your comments, I love the advice, links to your blog and anything else you think I might like. Don't forget to become a follower if your not already!
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