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Monday, December 31, 2012

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2012 ~ Year In Review

     It's New Year's Eve everyone!
     Let the festivities begin for the last day of 2012! Oh wait, I'm pretty sure they started wayyy earlier than today, XD. Or maybe not. :3 And let's just get this out of the way: it's a pretty long post. But most are lists, so no worries on hurting your eyes. (If you're worrying...) You can also go ahead and skim to the lists if you so choose.
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Sunday, December 30, 2012

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The Sunday Post ~ 7

     The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer - It's a chance to share news - A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 
     It snowed! On Friday! And it didn't melt right away! :D SQUEEEE. *o* (Excuse me while I go prance around and jump around with joy throughout the house... without falling of course.)
     As much as I hate winter, it actually snowed. At least ONCE. :D Actually, it snowed once before but I don't count it since it didn't even stick. -_- But I also ran out of marshmallows so... T_T Hot Chocolate without the marshmallows. Oh wells. I guess it'll do. I mean, hot chocolate with a book but no marshmallows is okay, is it? :3
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Friday, December 28, 2012

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Review: Guardians of the Grimoire by Natasha Slight


The Grimoire #1
Released Date: October 10, 2011
Author: Natasha Slight
Publisher: Self Published

Rumors have spread among the immortals of a book that controls all the magic in both the human and spirit worlds. So what is the Spirit Mother to do when Kaël, a corrupt spirit, attempts to steal the Grimoire from her temple?

With no other option, she instructs Gaïa, a benevolent spirit, to hide the Grimoire in the human realm and to train three young girls in becoming the new guardians. Kerani, Tiluvia, and Cesca are awakened to their destinies, and thrust into a perilous journey as they race to Gaïa’s island. Accompanied by the Kal’rana sisters, the girls discover the magic that lies dormant within them. But fate plays a cruel twist on them, as their magical abilities are unleashed before they are ready, and disastrous consequences follow suit.

In a land shrouded in magic, and filled with as many friends as there are foes, will the girls be able to fulfill their destinies? Or will the balance of magic be thrown into chaos?

~Quoted from Author
Disclaimer: I recieved this book from the author in an exchange for a honest review. This does not bias my review in any way.

     This is not your typical YA fantasy book that you'll pick up randomly one day at the library. I usually get drawn toward fantasy books all the time anyways, so I thought it was going to be a typical fantasy book you find everyday when I got asked to review Guardians of the Grimoire. But then, you don't typically find a book about a grimoire everyday either. (And if there are a lot... tell me I need to expand my reading horizons a bit more. :p)
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Thursday, December 27, 2012

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Booking Through Thursday: Favorites 2012

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme hosted at Booking Through Thursday.
A deceptively easy question for this week (easy to ask but possibly hard to answer): What are/were your favorite book(s) of the year? (Bonus points if you know how many books you read.)


     T_T I have to play favorites now? Oh wells... funny, since I'm making a Year in Review list soon. (Wonder how long that'll take, lol) Um, let's see...
     Nah... I'll give you guys my list on Monday (Though it's gonna be pretty shabby, seeing as the fact I started blogging in November). Not planning to spill the precious beans here today. ;) But oy, all I can say is, one of the books is Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. I ended up reading Vampire Academy (and I mean almost all of it) in one school day when I couldn't go on a field trip due to allergies with the rest of moi classmates. :p
     As for le bonus question, I probably read at least 30-40, more or less. (Definitely more than 15 though!) I guess that's not a lot, considering if you look at other bookworms' amount of books read. Not that I'm jelly of you guys. I like keeping it balanced so I don't have an avalanche ready to tumble down on me... like my to-read list. :)
     Though I used to read at least 150... but I got scolded.
     Fun much? No way on the lecture. Just no way. >_<

~Happy Thursday!
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

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Waiting on Wednesday: Spellcaster

     Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that highlights upcoming book releases that we're eagerly waiting for. :)
This Week's Selection: Spellcaster by Claudia Gray
Expected Release Date: March 5, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen
From Goodreads:

When Nadia’s family moves to Captive’s Sound, she instantly realizes there’s more to it than meets the eye. Descended from witches, Nadia senses a dark and powerful magic at work in her new town. Mateo has lived in Captive’s Sound his entire life, trying to dodge the local legend that his family is cursed - and that curse will cause him to believe he’s seeing the future … until it drives him mad. When the strange dreams Mateo has been having of rescuing a beautiful girl—Nadia—from a car accident come true, he knows he’s doomed. 

Despite the forces pulling them apart, Nadia and Mateo must work together to break the chains of his family’s terrible curse, and to prevent a disaster that threatens the lives of everyone around them. Shimmering with magic and mystery, New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray’s new novel is sure to draw fans of the Hex Hall and Caster Chronicles series, and fans of the hit CW TV show The Secret Circle.

What's your pick for this week?

~Happy Kawanza!
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Sunday, December 23, 2012

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The Sunday Post ~ 6

     The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer - It's a chance to share news - A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 
     Happy Sunday everyone! I think I spent most of my week lurking on Twitter (actually, I do that everyday...), reading, or playing MMORPGs (I'm also getting a bit bugged by a friend of mine to play it with him so... T_T. Compromise has been made already to make everyone happy.), along with surviving Finals. I don't think I did bad, so that's a good thing. ^_^ Until I see my grade. Dx
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Friday, December 21, 2012

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Review: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White


Paranormalcy Series #1
Author: Kiersten White
Released Date: August 31, 2010
Publisher: HarperTeen

Evie's always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she's falling for a shape-shifter, and she's the only person who can see through paranormals' glamours.

But Evie's about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

So much for normal.

     I'll be honest here: I just adore Evie's personality. And her habit of "bleep" when swearing which she picked up from her watery friend, Lish (such a sad ending for her. Dx *tears up again*). I'll probably face it. I kinda got the bleep habit as well after reading it, LOL. Not that I swear much myself. I kinda use it for fun sometimes when it's appropriate (Read: Really Fun Word to Use When Right).
     Did it make a lasting impression? Well...
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Thursday, December 20, 2012

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Booking Through Thursday: Present Tense

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme hosted at Booking Through Thursday.
Any books you’re particularly hoping to be gifted this year? Any that you’re giving as presents this holiday season?

     Not really... any YA book is fine with me, as long as it's a good book. :D
     On the matter of giving presents though... I don't celebrate Christmas. T_T (I'm missing out on a lot of fun, aren't I? :p)

~Happy Thursday!
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

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Waiting on Wednesday: 'Till the World Ends

     Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that highlights upcoming book releases that we're eagerly waiting for. :)

This Week's Selection: 'Till the World Ends by Julie Kagawa,
Ann Aguirre, and Karen Duvall
Expected Release Date: January 29, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Luna
Dawn of Eden by Julie Kagawa

Before The Immortal Rules, there was the Red Lung, a relentless virus determined to take out all in its path. For Kylie, the miracle of her survival is also her burden—as a doctor at one of the clinics for the infected, she is forced to witness endless suffering. What’s worse, strange things are happening to the remains of the dead, and by the time she befriends Ben Archer, she’s beginning to wonder if a global pandemic is the least of her problems...

Thistle & Thorne by Ann Aguirre

After a catastrophic spill turns the country into a vast chemical wasteland, those who could afford it retreated to fortresses, self-contained communities run by powerful corporations. But for Mari Thistle, life on the outside—in the Red Zone—is a constant struggle. To protect her family, Mari teams up with the mysterious Thorne Goodman. Together, they’ll face an evil plot in both the underworld of the Red Zone and the society inside the fortresses that could destroy those on the outside... for good.

Sun Storm by Karen Duvall

Sarah Daggot has been chasing storms since she was a child. But after the biggest solar flares in history nearly destroy the planet, she becomes a Kinetic, endowed by her exposure to extreme radiation with the power to sense coming storms—in the cosmos and beyond. And she’s not the only one. Sarah believes the Kinetics are destined to join forces and halt the final onslaught of the sun. She’ll vow to keep trying to convince the one missing link in their chain of defense, the enigmatic Ian Matthews, up until the world ends.


What's your pick for this week?

~Happy Wednesday!
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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Cover Reveal: Dracian Legacy by Priya Kanaparti

     Check out the awesomous cover reveal for an upcoming novel to be released February 14th, 2013 by Priya Kanaparti!


Dracian Legacy #1
Author: Priya Kanaparti
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Young Adult - Paranormal Fantasy, Romance

Ren and Axel are caught between two powerful magical races: one destined to end the bloodshed, the other out for vengeance.

Seventeen-year-old Ren Pernell is prophesied to end the war between the Dracians and the Telalians. So when a Dracian, Axel Knight, is sent to find and bring back the prophesied one before she turns eighteen and Telalians discover of her existence, unexpected sparks start to fly between the two. Once Ren finds the truth behind Axel’s arrival, she wants everything to do with him and nothing to do with his mission.

Things prove to be difficult as Ren’s life is constantly threatened by forces that are beyond her control, including the leader of the Telalians. With the clock ticking and Ren’s life in jeopardy, it is no just a mission for Axel. It becomes a personal endeavor to save the only one he’s ever loved. In a heart racing ending, they must find a way to evade the preordained war that won’t also end Ren’s life.

About the Author:
     Priya Kanaparti was born in India, grew up in Detroit, and is now living in Boise, ID. She attended Wayne State University for her undergrad degree in Bachelor of Science in Biology, and University of Phoenix for her Masters in Business Administration. Priya works as a project manager in software field during the day and lives in the world of her characters during the nights and weekends. She had found the love for reading and writing early this year, when she stayed home with her year old and needed something to occupy those 'downtime' hours.
       She loves playing tennis on a good summer day and chess during the cold winters, but reading and writing has become a year round hobby.
      She lives in Boise with her husband, son and a Yorkie. Dracian Legacy is her debut novel.
Links:
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     You can also win an ebook copy of Dracian Legacy and some other cool book swag from Shelly Crane and Jennifer Armentrout! Good Luck! (Not going to add Hunger Games reference... *wink*) :)

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~Happy Reading!
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Teaser Tuesday: Guardians of the Grimoire

     Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share 2 "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!
  • Share the Author & Title too, so that other TT participants can add the book to the TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
My Teaser:
(83% on Kindle)


Cesca horrified clawed at the wooden floor. “No!” she cried out. She turned away, not believing what she had just done.







What's Your Tease?

~Happy Tuesday!
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Sunday, December 16, 2012

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The Sunday Post ~ 5

     The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer - It's a chance to share news - A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 
     It's Finals Week! BOO. Yes, I seriously did say boo to tests. Because I have to miss lunch on one of the days so I have enough time... I don't know how I'm gonna keep my sanity in tack now. May the odds be ever in my favor... for passing.
     Anyhoo, Winter Break and Early Dismissal is probably all that's best this week. Yay. And hopefully snow. :D (Mother Nature, please make up your mind. We want snow... o_o)
     I've also been playing the usual Tech-O-War with my connection. Not exactly fun, since the connection almost always wins this type of battle (annoyingly). Actually... I think I'm playing Tech-O-War again as I'm writing this post (AGHHH). So during those times... I made a cute little blog button.
What do you think? :D
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Saturday, December 15, 2012

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Review: The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost


The Paladin Prophecy #1
Author: Mark Frost
Released Date: September 25, 2012
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Will West is careful to live life under the radar. At his parents' insistence, he's made sure to get mediocre grades and to stay in the middle of the pack on his cross-country team. Then Will slips up, accidentally scoring off the charts on a nationwide exam.

Now Will is being courted by an exclusive prep school . . . and is being followed by men driving black sedans. When Will suddenly loses his parents, he must flee to the school. There he begins to explore all that he's capable of--physical and mental feats that should be impossible--and learns that his abilities are connected to a struggle between titanic forces that has lasted for millennia.

Co-creator of the groundbreaking television series Twin Peaks, Mark Frost brings his unique vision to this sophisticated adventure, which combines mystery, heart-pounding action, and the supernatural.

~Quoted from Goodreads

     About time I started reading and finishing up this book. I feel like I've been avoiding a really good book because usually if I stop reading the book, it's a really bad one and I never want to see it again. ._. Therefore, the draft version of this post has been around for months sitting there. I feel sorry. Though if I wasn't a multitasker, I probably would've finished it in a couple of weeks instead of months. :( But I'm really glad I managed to find the time to finish it. :) (No, really. I did abandoned it for awhile.)
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Friday, December 14, 2012

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Cover Reveal: Dear Cassie by Lisa Burstein & Contest

Check out the cover for Dear Cassie by Lisa Burstein!


Dear Cassie
Author: Lisa Burstein
Publisher: Entangled Publishing

What if the last place you should fall in love is the first place that you do?

You'd think getting sent to Turning Pines Wilderness Camp for a month-long rehabilitation "retreat" and being forced to re-live it in this journal would be the worst that's ever happened to me.

You'd be wrong.

There's the reason I was sent to Turning Pines in the first place: I got arrested. On prom night. With my two best friends, who I haven't talked to since and probably never will again. And then there's the real reason I was sent here. The thing I can't about with the guy I can't even think about.

What if the moment you've closed yourself off is the moment you start to break open?

But there's this guy here. Ben. And the more I swear he won't - he can't - the deeper under my skin he's getting. After the thing that happened, I promised I'd never fall for another boy's lies.

And yet I can't help but wonder... what if?

Excerpt:
     We kept walking on the lake trail, the bullfrogs croaking. There was also a humming in my ears from the nicotine.
     It could only be from the nicotine. It had nothing to do with being outside, at night, alone with Ben. It had nothing to do with Ben coming to the cabin and taking me instead of Nez and it definitely had nothing to do with the stars above us shining like they were the sky's tiara.
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Thursday, December 13, 2012

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Booking Through Thursday: Contemplation

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme hosted at Booking Through Thursday.
So … you’ve just finished reading a book. For the sake of the discussion, we’ll say it was everything a book should be—engaging, entertaining, interesting, thought-provoking. The kind you want to gush over. The question is—do you immediately move on to your next book? Or do you take time to contemplate this writerly masterpiece and all its associated thoughts/emotions/ideas for a while first?

     Usually I move on to the next book, since I read more than one book at the same time but I almost always have a few days to contemplate when writing the review while the book is still fresh in my mind and the details are strong. :)
     Occasionally though, I would start a really short story (less than 100 pages) while writing the review (and abandon it, come back to it later, tearing it apart virtually and rewriting it again. Repeat cycle) until it's not fragmented and sloppy like my notes at school. But with my happy-go-crazy schedule and my "pretty slow" reading skills (I can read fast if I choose to... but words just fly over my head and I have to reread again. Better read slow and know what you're talking about than read fast and have no clue at all. Of course... that's only in my case.), as soon as I finish one book, I have to start the next book ASAP.
     But what if I don't have a short story? I would take one day off from reading the next book to ponder on my thoughts and emotions while tackling the review. (Minus school if it hits study days because I have to work anyways or get in trouble, so... that's an exception.)
     In the most part though, I generally have to start the next book immediately.

~Happy Reading!
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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Waiting on Wednesday: Splintered

     Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that highlights upcoming book releases that we're eagerly waiting for. :)

This Week's Selection: Splintered by A.G. Howard
Expected Release Date: January 1, 2013
Publisher: Amulet Books
From Goodreads:

This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.
When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.


What's your pick for this week?

~Happy Wednesday!
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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Teaser Tuesday: Paranormalcy

     Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share 2 "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!
  • Share the Author & Title too, so that other TT participants can add the book to the TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
My Teaser:
(pg. 266 of 335)

     "But - oh no!" I pulled back so I could look at him; he didn't move his arms. "You're grounded! Are you gonna climb out the window and steal a car?"







What's Your Tease?

     Oh and I kind of wanted to do a different pattern on Tuesdays. Teaser Tuesday one week, and then Top Ten Tuesday the next. Then back again. (Of course... in December's case, it might not be very possible but to do 2 Teaser Tuesdays and then the last 2 Tuesdays, do Top Ten.) What would you guys prefer? :)


~Happy Tuesday!
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Monday, December 10, 2012

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Book Blitz: Scarlet Woods by Brooke Passmore

Today is the release day of Scarlet Woods by Brooke Passmore!

Title: Scarlet Woods
Author: Brooke Passmore
Publisher: Self Published
Blurb: Past, future, and love all exist in the door through time.

Modern and independent seventeen year old Morgan Westbrook thought she had seen all there was to her home town of Scarlet, Georgia, but one day while walking in the woods behind her house she discovers a mysterious door masked behind the trees. After admiring the door’s timeless beauty she walks through its entrance to venture into more woods, but what she doesn’t know is that the door is a gateway through time that takes her back to the year 1863 during the days of the Civil War in Scarlet.

Without knowing that she had traveled back in time, she stumbles upon Danny Carson, an attractive young man who is appalled to see that Morgan is wearing skimpy modern clothes instead of a nineteenth century dress. Although they find each other completely different than anyone they’ve ever known, they cannot help but feel drawn to one another. After spending time in another century, she discovers that she's time traveled back to the year 1863 and that the door took her there. For months she and Danny journey back and forth through the door to experience the joys of traveling to both of their centuries. When dilemmas of unwanted marriage, slavery, and war are thrown at them, they must face the perils that time travel has delivered them in both the future and the past.

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

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The Sunday Post ~ 4

     The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer - It's a chance to share news - A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 
     Oh hey. It's Sunday. How the week goes by so fast into another. :p I did finished Oath of Servitude this week, which gave me the chance to read The Paladin Prophecy. And I FINALLY managed to get almost 3/4 done with The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost. But I still feel like I abandoned a good book.
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Saturday, December 8, 2012

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Review: Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn


Breathing Underwater
Author: Alex Flinn
Release Date: October 15, 2002
Publisher: HarperTempest

To his friends, popular and handsome sixteen-year-old Nick Andreas has led a charmed life. But the guys in Nick's anger management class know differently. So does his ex-girlfriend Caitlin. Now it looks like the only person who doesn't realize how far from perfect Nick's life has become is Nick himself.
~Quoted from Back Cover

     I suppose I'll mention this was one of the books we just finished in English. Apparently, I think that Breathing Underwater is the best book so far in the school year that was required reading. (Notice I didn't say the best book I've ever read...)
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Friday, December 7, 2012

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Review: Oath of Servitude by C.E. Wilson


The Punishment Sequence #1
Released Date: September 2012
Author: C.E. Wilson
Publisher: Self Published

This is the story of Teague and Cailin, two teenagers who have been brought together by fate. Teague, a human, struggles to come to terms with the consequences of a recent accident that has destroyed the happy life that he had once enjoyed. Cailin, a pixi, is trying to stay true to herself while fighting against forces beyond her control that have exiled her from her home into this strange world of humans. She fears the darkness. He cannot escape it. But when the two of them are thrown together, they begin to discover the light inside of themselves.
~Quoted from Goodreads

     First off, I would like to thank the author for giving me a copy of the book! (That doesn't bias my review by all means.) I really enjoyed it. I also loved the cover. Hopefully she appears in future covers. :)
     I've always admired authors who are able to bounce from one character's POV to another one. I find that hard to do myself and I guess I myself fail at that in a way when I was on MissLiterati writing Supernaturals and other stories of randomisimo, which I now stopped writing about. :p
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Thursday, December 6, 2012

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Booking Through Thursday: Records

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme hosted at Booking Through Thursday.
Do you keep a list of the books you’ve read? How? In a journal? Through one of the online services? If so, WHY? To keep good records for future reference? To make sure you don’t accidentally reread? If not, why not? Too eager to move on to the next book? Too lazy? Never thought to bother?

     In the past I never kept a list in the past because I usually remember exactly which books I've read and which I haven't by looking at the cover or remembering the title/author. They were always in pieces though, unless it was recent or some other reason. I came across Goodreads in September this year and now keep a  list on Goodreads so I wouldn't accidentally reread, even though I don't mind rereading a good book. I personally think I reread so I can catch the details that went flying over my head the first time. But even with my mental list, I always played a Whack-A-Mole style of a game where I had to figure out which books I've read by that author (in the past, it was Ann M. Martin and others). With Goodreads, it just made my life easier, minus those Internet Connection Wars. ^_^

~Happy Thursday!
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

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Waiting on Wednesday: The Indigo Spell

     Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that highlights upcoming book releases that we're eagerly waiting for. :)

This Week's Selection: The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
Expected Release Date: February 12, 2013
Publisher: Razorbill

In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch--a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood--or else she might be next.Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, the Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive—this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone’s out for blood.

~I will keep my composure of calmness from squealing and fangirling~
I have a feeling that might fail. OOPS.

What's your pick for this week?

~Happy Wednesday!
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

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Cover Reveal: The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller

Check out the cover for The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller!


The Summer I Became a Nerd
Author: Leah Rae Miller

On the outside, seventeen-year-old Madelyne Summers looks like your typical blond cheerleader—perky, popular, and dating the star quarterback. But inside, Maddie spends more time agonizing over what will happen in the next issue of her favorite comic book than planning pep rallies with her squad. That she’s a nerd hiding in a popular girl's body isn’t just unknown, it's anti-known. And she needs to keep it that way.

Summer is the only time Maddie lets her real self out to play, but when she slips up and the adorkable guy behind the local comic shop’s counter uncovers her secret, she’s busted. Before she can shake a pom-pom, Maddie’s whisked into Logan’s world of comic conventions, live-action role-playing, and first-person-shooter video games. And she loves it. But the more she denies who she really is, the deeper her lies become…and the more she risks losing Logan forever.

     It's expected to be released by on May 7th 2013 by Entangled Teen. I think I'm interested in reading it myself when it comes out. What about you guys?

~Happy Reading!
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Teaser Tuesday: The Paladin Prophecy

     Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share 2 "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!
  • Share the Author & Title too, so that other TT participants can add the book to the TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
My Teaser:
(38% on Kindle)


   Will walked back to Sangren and realized he was actually taller than his teacher.
   "I frightened you today," said Sangren.







What's Your Tease?
~Happy Tuesday!
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Sunday, December 2, 2012

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The Sunday Post ~ 3

     The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer - It's a chance to share news - A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 
     First, Happy December! I know it's the 2nd (and for some, possibly the 3rd), but it's better late then never, right? Unless I was talking Christmas. THAT can't be replaced on a later date. This week wasn't really busy, besides the fact that teachers are reminding us when work is due and cramming in one last test before Finals. Speaking of tests, I think I'm used to having 3-4 (maybe more even) tests a week occasionally. And I have a pretty busy month, at least, starting next week, says the calendar of so-far-events on my desktop.
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Thursday, November 29, 2012

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Blog Tour: Awaken by Kristen Day - Teaser & Giveaway

Author Kristen Day has stopped by today with a a teaser from the second book in the Daughters of the Sea Series, Awaken!

     While Finn hastened down to the control room to right our course, I strolled back out onto the deck.  From this viewpoint I could see only water, but as the yacht made a wide left turn, a thin strip of land appeared.  A towering lighthouse rose majestically from the sand, silently watching over the Cape and surrounding ocean.  The black and white diamond design told me that this was in fact the Cape Lookout Lighthouse.  Past the regal lighthouse, long expansive beaches were backed by massive rolling sand dunes and a forest of trees that resembled the live oaks on Bald Head.  The lighthouse was the only sign of civilization I had seen thus far.  There were no vacation homes, shops, or sunbathing tourists dotting the beaches.  I leaned over the rail trying to pinpoint our exact destination, only to find more vacant beach and cresting waves.
     With a thrilling rush of excitement, I dashed downstairs to join everyone else.  I found them on the bow of the boat admiring the untouched landscape.
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Booking Through Thursday: Being a Reader

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme hosted at Booking Through Thursday.

This Week's Question:
I was talking to a co-worker the other day about a book I’d read recently, and realized how very, very few people I can do that with. In my daily life, it seems like almost no-one reads anything more than a newspaper or a fashion magazine. I only have one person I can truly chat about books with … and yet, being a Capital-R-Reader, I simply can’t imagine going through life without a book constantly at hand, or shelves of them proudly displayed downstairs. I’m proud of being a person who not only reads, but who reads a lot–not just in volume but in variety. I like having an inquiring mind. I like exploring new ideas. I love following an intricately plotted story (the more layers the better). I love BEING a reader and simply can’t imagine what it’s like to go through life without being one.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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Waiting on Wednesday: Cross My Heart, Hope To Die

     Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that highlights upcoming book releases that we're eagerly waiting for. :)

This Week's Selection: Cross My Heart, Hope To Die by Sara Shepard
Expected Release Date: February 5, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen

From Goodreads:

When I died two months ago, my killer told my twin sister to become me—or else. Now Emma has it down to a T. She tosses her hair with the signature Sutton Mercer flip and can lead a Lying Game prank with the best of them. She’s even repairing my relationship with my adoptive family. The only thing she hasn’t done is solve my murder.

Then our birth mother, the woman who abandoned us, showed up in Tucson. Emma hasn’t seen Becky in twelve years, but Becky recognizes Emma immediately—as Emma. Is it a mother’s intuition . . . or does Becky know I’m already gone?

What's your pick for this week?

~Happy Wednesday!
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