Monday, July 11, 2011

[Update] Once Upon a Read-aThon


"Once Upon a Read-a-Thon" is hosted by Angela at Reading Angel, Lori at Pure Imagination, Candace at Candace's Book Blog. It runs from 12:01 AM on July 11 to 11:59 PM on July 13th.


Here's my Read-a-thon pile...




The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
Flawless by Lara Chapman
Return to Paradise by Simone Elkeles
Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning


SQUEE! Hoping to finish this four books in 3 days!

UPDATE

Finished with The Goddess Test and Return to Paradise

Started my 3rd book witch is Darkfever and i'm 50% done with it! 
I don't think I can finish the 4th book so sad!!!
School stuffs lol hoping to finish my 3rd book before the day ends!
but for now I have a class to attend! :)


MINI CHALLENGE

IB Book Blogging

1. What is your favorite type of myth (Greek, Roman, Egyptian etc)
I think my favorite type of myth would be... Greek, I just finished The Goddess Test and it was totally awesome! I think i'm loving the fact that there are many Mythology YA books being published lately. I believe Half-Blood and Solstice are some...

2. What is your favorite book with some type of mythology in it?
I just answered this from the above question. The Goddess Test is really an amazing book! I read Daimon too and I think this one is really good :)


YA Bliss

My Top 3 Love Triangles

1. Edward - Bella - Jacob (Twilight Series)
The most EPIC love triangles of them all! Sorry Team Edward but I'm totally Team Jacob! movie wise hahaha who wouldn't want those delicious abs of Taylor Lautner?!

2. Peeta - Katniss - Gale (The Hunger Games Series)
First of I think Katniss did deserve Gale for a while but then Peeta was the boy with the bread! She did everything for Katniss which I totally admire so Team Peeta!

3. Ash - Meghan - Puck (The Iron Fey Series)
Many will disagree but I know Meghan is with Ash blah blah blah but I'm totally Team Puck! nuff said! Argument Invalid!

The Bookish Type

Fake Synopsis


When Ella returned to Paradise she never thought it would be like this. It's different, she doesn't know anybody, she was lost from the one place she thought she was happy. Her life changed the moment she met the luscious Drake Curtis. A dark, mysterious boy who he dreamed of marrying. What she doesn't know is that Drake was the one thing she doesn't want to mess with. With her recklessness and Drake's mysterious personality, will they find each other if the people around them are against with them being together? How will Ella react if she finds out what Drake really is...

BOOKS FROM BLEH TO BASICALLY AMAZING

Books I recommend!

To be honest it's really HARD to recommend a book specially cause I have lots of favorites! I don't know if you have read this one I'm recommending but I have come to one book that I've read this past few weeks that until now I'm still obsessing myself with! The plot and characters is just pure bliss! I can totally say that I'm IN LOVE with this book and I recommend it to you! 


Out of my Read-a-Thon pile I think I have 2 favorite this would be:
The Goddess Test and Return To Paradise.



If I have to really pick one out of my read-a-thon list this would be Return to Paradise by Simone Elkeles. I picked this because it's Simone Elkeles do you need more explanation? Lol I just looooooove Simone Elkeles I think I just need to finish the Ruined series and I've read all her books. Return to Paradise is the sequel of Leaving Paradise, the story happened when Caleb left Paradise leaving Maggie all alone. Leaving Paradise was really heart breaking for me as well as this one. I have high praises with this book, it has brought me into a whole different kind of emotions. Sometimes i'm pissed off with Caleb and then with Maggie which I find the writing really effective cause it actually affected me! The characters and the story is one of a kind, a story I can never forget. Because of this series I swore myself to praise Simone Elkeles at my Best Contemporary Author! it was a done deal the moment I started this book! it surpasses the previous book! The story is just beautiful, I can't explain more but I swear it's a must read! I can recommend this and brag about this to anybody! if your looking for a great contemporary read I suggest this one or any Simone Elkeles book. The way she writing just really captures my heart. All in all it was a fast and awesome read!


Wicked Awesome Books

Match Maker

Hmm this one is kind of hard... I think the books that I've read has the perfect other half so I don't think I can just match those characters from other books... but for the sake of this challenge i've think of some minor characters that kind of needs some attention... so here it goes...

I picked Georgia sister of Kate of Die For Me and Gale of The Hunger Games

Georgia seems to need a man who can protect her and to make her kind of... tame lol since she's a party girl. I think they compliment each other, Gale is a sweet guy and I think they won't have a hard time hooking up :)

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

[A Week Long Guest Post] Bad Boys vs. Good Boys


Welcome to A Week Long Guest Post
is a weekly spotlight hosted by We Fancy Books
today we have Hiba talking about Bad Boys vs. Good Boys!
Ok Hiba the floor is yours!

Bad Boys vs. Good Boys
by
Hiba Abdelqader of Wovenstrands


Will
We all deny it, but who doesn’t love a bad boy? Us females are so complex. We say we love the good boys and they are perfect for us, but when it comes down to it, we –almost-- always fall, face firs, for the bad boys.

Jem
What makes a bad boy so attractive? We as women are passionate, and we’re blessed with big hearts to help heal the broken, so we know bad boys are rebellious for a reason. They have a history, and we look past the behavior and look straight at the pain behind their actions.
Tessa (from the Infernal Devises by Cassandra Clare) falls for Will the broken, rude, and outspoken boy. While the sweet and loving Jem is left behind dying with a lonely heart. Even though we know so little about Will’s past from Clockwork Angel. You would think Tessa would be vulnerable towards Jem, but Will is a mystery; he is a puzzle for her to solve.

Jacob
Laurel (from the Wings series by Aprilynne Pike) is dating David. A strong confident boy any girl would love to be with. But when Tamani comes into the picture, she just can’t seem to keep her hands off of him. But when it comes down to choosing between David, the high school boy and Tamani, Avalon’s warrior who can’t cross his boundaries with Laurel since she is an upper-class fall fairy, we all know she will eventually be with Tamani, even though she chooses David now.

Edward
Other rare occasions where the good boy is chosen over the bad boy, is in the Twilight saga by Stephanie Meyer (you could disagree with me if you like). Bella chooses Edward, the confident and considerate boy/man over Jacob, the wild and emotional one. We all know she loved them both, who wouldn’t, but why choose Edward over Jacob? (Don’t get me wrong I love Edward and Jacob equally) Well, Edward has a little of a bad boy in him too, don’t you think? Basically, he’s the full package, the perfect combination of good and bad in one --Kudos to you Bella ;).
Boys in general, good or bad, we love them all, especially if they are in a YA Novel. For my younger ladies, don’t loose hope; they do exist past the boundaries of the books we love so much.
WovenStrands, 2011Ó


What can you say about these boys? Do you like Bad Boys or Good Boys? Who's your favorite Bad ass boy or Good boy? We would love to hear from you!

A big THANKS to Hiba for participating on this feature *waves*
If you'd like to participate on A Week Long Guest PostFind all about it here

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Winner of Overprotected Swagpack!


and the Winner is Rachy Bee

The winner has been emailed, the winner has 48hrs to respond or else i'll pick another winner!

Please help us pick a book to Pre Order!
and you may have on pre order too!


Enter here

Monday, July 4, 2011

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? #6 by addictedToV





It's Monday! What are you reading is a weekly meme that comes to us from Sheila at Book Journey. To participate, simply post what you finished reading in the past week and what you plan to read this week. It is a good way to find other books you may enjoy reading. After you write your post, head over to Sheila's blog to leave your post's link on the link entry form at the bottom of the What are you reading? post.




What I Finished

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins



Currently Reading

Divergent by Veronica Roth

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Synopsis:


In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.




To Read Next

Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Flawless (Pretty Little Liars #2) by Sara Shepard



What are yours? (:

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #7 by Era Penera



It's Monday! What are you reading is a weekly meme that comes to us from Sheila at Book Journey. To participate, simply post what you finished reading in the past week and what you plan to read this week. It is a good way to find other books you may enjoy reading. After you write your post, head over to Sheila's blog to leave your post's link on the link entry form at the bottom of the What are you reading? post.

What I Finished


Bleeder (Apocalypto #3) by L.K. Rigel

What I'm Reading


To Sir Phillip, With Love (Bridgerton Series, #5) by Julia Quinn

Synopsis from Goodreads


Sir Phillip knew that Eloise Bridgerton was a spinster, and so he'd proposed, figuring that she'd be homely and unassuming, and more than a little desperate for an offer of marriage. Except . . . she wasn't. The beautiful woman on his doorstep was anything but quiet, and when she stopped talking long enough to close her mouth, all he wanted to do was kiss her . . . and more.
 
Did he think she was mad? Eloise Bridgerton couldn't marry a man she had never met! But then she started thinking . . . and wondering . . . and before she knew it, she was in a hired carriage in the middle of the night, on her way to meet the man she hoped might be her perfect match. Except . . . he wasn't. Her perfect husband wouldn't be so moody and ill-mannered, and while Phillip was certainly handsome, he was a large brute of a man, rough and rugged, and totally unlike the London gentlemen vying for her hand. But when he smiled . . . and when he kissed her . . . the rest of the world simply fell away, and she couldn't help but wonder . . . could this imperfect man be perfect for her?

To Read Next 

I don't know. Just put this for the sake of posting.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

[Giveaway] Help Me Pick a Book to Pre-Order

I have 4 books anticipating to be released this year! and I really can't choose what to pre-order first cause all of them are good!

So I say, Help me pick a book to pre-order and ill pre-order it for you!



Expected Publication Dates:
Cloclwork Prince - December 6th 2011
Lola and The Boy Next Door - September 29th 2011
Chain Reaction - August 16th 2011
The Iron Knight - October 25th 2011


RULES:
-Must be 13 yrs old or over
-MUST be a follower
-Open Internationally as long as Book Depository ships to your country.
Check here if Book Depository ships to your country.
-Book which has the most number of votes wins!
-Mandatory Entry leave reason why you want me to pre-order it.
-Winner will be chosen by our random name generator program
know more about it here
-Ends 8/10/11

Fill up the FORM to enter





A BIG THANKS TO JOY BANGSAL FOR MAKING THIS HAPPEN <3

[Review] Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson

Ultraviolet




by R.J. Anderson
Publication Date: 
Expected Publication: Jun 2011
Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Orchard


Once upon a time there was a girl who was special.

This is not her story.

Unless you count the part where I killed her.


Sixteen-year-old Alison has been sectioned in a mental institute for teens, having murdered the most perfect and popular girl at school. But the case is a mystery: no body has been found, and Alison's condition is proving difficult to diagnose. Alison herself can't explain what happened: one minute she was fighting with Tori -- the next she disintegrated. Into nothing. But that's impossible. Right?

-Goodreads

My thoughts?

I so love the book. I was so intrigued. I had no idea what this book was going to be all about honestly, well except the synopsis probably. But then again, I am so glad I just read it.


Well I did mention about not exactly knowing what this is all about, I thought this would just be another scary mind trick that might lead our protagonist into oblivion and proves that we’re just reading a guilty mind’s point of view. So at some point, due to the many crazy movies and books I’ve read that somehow made the protagonists actually the guilty ones, I can’t figure out what’s really to believe. This is such a book that would bring you to thinking.

There were moments in the first part when I think of just not reading the rest but it’s always going to be overruled by the thought of some bigger stuffs has yet to happen. Somehow, I was hopeful that I haven’t been to the most important thing yet. So I couldn’t really stop reading this. And then there comes the exciting part that made me so glad I continued reading.

It was crazy, well how charming to use such a word to such a novel that has been talking about things that involves the “fragile” mind in such a way that would show insanity as easy as it can be attained and as evident when being judged. What Alison had gone through scares me  and would probably drive me insane if I was ever on her shoes. I mean what Alison has is kind of amazing, I guess. I would have never thought that such ability exists. It might as well be an extraordinary power or something. But I wouldn’t really want to be anything like it. I could just imagine how much trouble and hardships she had gone through because of it.

I was actually reading this with the idea that this might not be only a science fiction book. I was thinking, or probably hoping more like it, that this was more of it. And of course it was. I obviously did not realize that this was a genre-bending paranormal young adult novel.

But at some point, when things got unraveled one by one, I had still my guard up. I feel like there’d still be more revelations that will happen. You’ll have that carved in your mind until the end of it. It was also beautifully written by R.J. Anderson. There were words said that made me appreciate… things. And how it ended, I feel like there should be a second book. I don’t know but somehow, even though the ending was “it”, I just wanted to find out more and read more about Faraday and his amazing purple eyes. Now that would probably be a spoiler and you hate it when stuffs get spoiled. But I felt like it was a cliffhanger of an ending.

I still love it. It’s a real must read.








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Friday, July 1, 2011

[Review] Misfit by Jon Skovron

Misfit
by Jon SkovronHardcover, 382 pages
Expected publication: August 1st 2011 by Amulet


Jael Thompson has never really fit in. She’s changed schools too many times to count. The only family she’s ever known is her father, a bitter ex-priest who never lets her date and insists she attend the strictest Catholic school in Seattle. And her mother—well, she was a five thousand year old demon. That doesn’t exactly help.

But on her sixteenth birthday, her father gives her a present that brings about some unexpected changes. Some of the changes, like strange and wonderful powers and the cute skater boy with a knack for science, are awesome. But others, like the homicidal demon seeking revenge on her family? Not so much. Steeped in mythology, this is an epic tale of a heroine who balances old world with new, science with magic, and the terrifying depths of the underworld with the ordinary halls of high school.

-Goodreads


My Thoughts

A well plotted story that has the twist and turns that definitely want you asking for me. An amazing read!

Misfit is really good the moment I read the first two chapters of it I got really into it. It has this scary feeling while reading it like really make me feel scared in a good way because it was written and plotted so well that you can’t help but get into it and gasp every chapter your reading it. One of the few things I like about this book is how the story is told, it has the usual back to past then back to present kind of telling which I find not annoying for the first time since I’ve read some of a few books that have this kind of telling and it kind of bored me. This book is very different from other paranormal books out there and I really believe it stands out among of all; the story as I said is well plotted. With the mix of different characters and all the demons this book is one of a kind. While reading this I’m constantly looking at the book cover asking myself does the cover has something to do with the story? And then it struck me while reading it! Alas it has something to do with the story and you should really find out why!

At the beginning of the story I really thought that it was just like a normal book with a whole teenage drama thing that has problem fitting in, providing that I didn’t read the synopsis lol my bad. But then it turned out really good while reading it, the story of Jael Thompson and her journey of finding who she really is, is a great mystery for me that made me want to read more. All the characters in this book has played its part with the whole story, minor and even major character has worked its way for me for getting to know more of the story which I find really effective cause you can never forget one single character depending on how little his/her part it. One thing I don’t like is that Uncle Dagon being this poor little servant of Hell, I mean hello he should be a bad-ass uncle since he’s a demon king fish. But all in all the characters are all good! 

Misfit is a book that will have you grip and grasp from your seat, a book that can send you being scared while reading it. A dark and twisted plot that you’ll want more of it the moment you read it. You’ll find yourself being attach to every character in the book specially Jael Thompson and who she really is. I never thought I could care for each of the characters more and yes with her mother. All in all it was a great read!


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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? #5 by addictedToV





It's Monday! What are you reading is a weekly meme that comes to us from Sheila at Book Journey. To participate, simply post what you finished reading in the past week and what you plan to read this week. It is a good way to find other books you may enjoy reading. After you write your post, head over to Sheila's blog to leave your post's link on the link entry form at the bottom of the What are you reading? post.




What I Finished

Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

Illusions by Aprilynne Pike

If I Stay by Gayle Forman


Currently Reading

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom




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Synopsis:


Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, and gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly 20 years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you? Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying of ALS - or motor neurone disease - Morrie visited Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class": lessons in how to live. This is a chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.






To Read Next

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta



What are yours? (:

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