Monday, January 21, 2013

Give Away Event

Give Away 1:
Consist of book 1: ReVamped and Book 2: ReAwakened along with some swag of book marks (signed), sticker (signed), key chain, dog tag necklace.

Give Away 2:
Consist of book 1: ReVamped along with some swag of book marks (signed), stickers, and key chain.

Give Away 3 and 4:
Consist of signed book marks and stickers.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour Review

Disclaimer: I bought this book to read to give it an honest opinion!

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour

Author:Morgan Matson
344 pages
Published May 4th 2010
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Amy Curry thinks her life sucks. Her mom decides to move from California to Connecticut to start anew--just in time for Amy's senior year. Her dad recently died in a car accident. So Amy embarks on a road trip to escape from it all, driving cross-country from the home she's always known toward her new life. Joining Amy on the road trip is Roger, the son of Amy's mother's old friend. Amy hasn’t seen him in years, and she is less than thrilled to be driving across the country with a guy she barely knows. So she's surprised to find that she is developing a crush on him. At the same time, she’s coming to terms with her father’s death and how to put her own life back together after the accident.

My Review
This book is written as a narrative and has as well as scraps from the road. I loved how this book was written the way it was because you could follow it with no problem.

I love how Amy deals with the pressure and all by letting go on a trip across America with Roger. The way she copes is different and yet interesting. I know everyone copes differently due to someone dying. (This kind of touches home here with me for those who know me.) I think the trip helps Amy realize how to open up and learn to let go slowly.

Of course being in the car with Roger is different for Amy. I like how they are so different and yet they learn of each other and from each other. Roger seems the regular type of guy that you would want as a great friend. I like how Roger lends his ear to hear of what Amy has to say along the way. At first Roger wanted to go see his ex girlfriend to figure out what happened and Amy goes along with it. As things progress, Roger realizes there's more to the trip than his ex girlfriend.

The book made me want to go on a road trip (I wish!). It's a great journey to go on. It was such a great book, I cannot express that. The one thing that was cool about this book that I want to point it out that Amy and Roger visit Graceland which I have been to and would love to go back there one day again! It was nice to see a destination mentioned that I have been to in this book. I recommend this book for anyone who likes to travel!

Story: A
Cover: B

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Shatter Me Review

Disclaimer: I bought this book to read to give it an honest opinion!

Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1)

by Tahereh Mafi
338 pages
Published November 15th 2011
Publisher: Harper

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war– and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

My Review:
I must say the cover jumped right out at me as I was browsing through the bookstore one day. Once I read the synopsis, I had to get it. Once I started reading this book, I could not put it down until sleep beckoned me to bed.

This is a story I will not forget. The had a great pace and was a wonderful flow with all the events that happen in this book! The story had adventure and snagged my curiosity. I wanted to know what was going to happen to Juliette. The scenes in the book as so vivid that you can picture it all in your head while you read this amazing story.

If you like superpowers or ever imagined to have them, then this book is for you! It had a touch of X-men style in it but it was different and refreshing. It made me wonder if there was any others like Juliette out there. Was that even possible? Anything is possible right? You should pick up the book to find out.

Juliette - who knows how one would react being cooped up in a cell for so long? Everyone reacts differently. For Juliette it was interesting to see how she was in a cell and outside of the cell. I think one would be hesitant to the world and how things were, wouldn't you be that way? As for her powers, I think she's in a state of mind of not using them because she does not want to hurt anyone which I liked. Although a part of me wonders why she did not use them to get away at times? Perhaps she needed confidence or something more to get in a good state of mind? I like her. I think maybe in the next book, she will be like this? I hope so!

Then there's Adam who comes into the picture to somewhat help Juliette but there's more to the story about Adam doing what he does. The whole connection with Juliette and Adam is amazing in the matters of romance and friendship. It made me smile and root them. Why not root for something good? I love Adam's tattoos! The bird on his chest sounds amazing and I love the significance behind it.

Pick up the book today and see what you think!

Cover: A

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Currently Reading

Currently Reading:
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

What it is about:
No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon. But Juliette has plans of her own. After a lifetime without freedom, she's finally discovering a strength to fight back for the very first time—and to find a future with the one boy she thought she'd lost forever.

Hoping to complete this book today! The cover is just amazing!!

Monday, January 7, 2013

In my To Read Pile today

Recalled (Death Escorts #1)

by Cambria Hebert
Expected publication: February 15th 2013

Love or Death? A simple question really. The choice seems obvious. But. What if you never knew love, what if your life was spent just trying to survive? What if you knew your fate before you were fully grown?

And then you died.

And you were given another chance. A better chance.

This new life depended upon one thing: your job. And so you agreed. You thought it would be simple. You thought it would be cut and dry.

It never is.

And now you are left holding the fate of someone else in the palm of your hand and you have to make the ultimate choice.

Love or Death?

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The Future of Us Review

Disclaimer: I bought this book to read to give it an honest opinion!

(Various covers of the books)

The Future of Us

Author: Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler
356 pages Published January 5th 2012
by Simon & Schuster Childrens Books

It's 1996, and Josh and Emma have been neighbors their whole lives. They've been best friends almost as long - at least, up until last November, when Josh did something that changed everything. Things have been weird between them ever since, but when Josh's family gets a free AOL CD in the mail,his mom makes him bring it over so that Emma can install it on her new computer. When they sign on, they're automatically logged onto their Facebook pages. But Facebook hasn't been invented yet. And they're looking at themselves fifteen years in the future.

By refreshing their pages, they learn that making different decisions now will affect the outcome of their lives later. And as they grapple with the ups and downs of what their futures hold, they're forced to confront what they're doing right - and wrong - in the present.

My Review
This story was fast paced and quirky! The cover caught my eye and after I read the back of the book of what the story was about, I decided to give it a go!

The whole idea of finding about yourself in 15 years is quite something! I wouldn't mind a peek, wouldn't you? So this is what happens with Emma and Josh. They somehow get a blast into the future with Facebook and see where they are. They try to figure out what they want in life for the future. Decisions that you make now will affect your future, how true that is! Will Josh and Emma succeed in what they want for the future?

I love the talk of the 90s from this book, reminds me of my days of high school and a bit of college. I kind of miss it. The good ole days!

The book goes back and forth between Josh and Emma which I liked a great deal but at times it seemed a little slow too. You can actually understand and feel each character. It's a fun, unique and quick read. Give it a shot if you are interested in this type of book. I did and glad I did since it allowed me to have a bit of variety in my reading diet.

Story: B
Cover: B

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Saturday, January 5, 2013

The Medium by CJ Archer

Disclaimer: I bought this ebook to read to give it an honest opinion!

The Medium (Emily Chambers Spirit Medium Trilogy #1)
by C.J. Archer
ebook, 260 pages
Published July 2nd 2012 by Oz Books

Seventeen year-old spirit medium Emily Chambers has a problem. Actually, she has several. As if seeing dead people isn't a big enough social disadvantage, she also has to contend with an escaped demon and a handsome ghost with a secret past. And then there's the question of her parentage. Being born an entire year after her father's death (yes, a year) and without the pale skin of other respectable English ladies, Emily is as much a mystery as the dead boy assigned to her.

Jacob Beaufort's spirit has been unable to crossover since his death. It might have something to do with the fact he was murdered. Or it might not. All he knows is, he has been assigned by the Otherworld's administrators to a girl named Emily. A girl who can see and touch him. A girl who released a shape-shifting demon into the mortal realm. Together they must send the demon back before it wreaks havoc on London. It should be a simple assignment, but they soon learn there's nothing simple when a live girl and a dead boy fall in love.

My Review
I downloaded this book onto my iPad and I thought it would be a fun read! Well my instinct was right. The story and characters stayed with me the entire time of reading this adventure!

I loved how Emily wanted to take matters in her own hand considering she was only seventeen and was living in London during the times where she should have been married. I found her to be quite a fascinating character. She took the adventure to a new limit. I love her interaction with Jacob who is a ghost and is also quite smitten with Emily.

Emily's sister seems to take the role of the mom in the book and tends to nag a little bit at times which I thought was irritating but that was her role in a way too. She was also protective of Emily which was a nice touch as well.

Jacob, what can I say? He's quite a dashing man for a ghost. For him to solve the mystery of who let loose of the demon was fun. It was interesting to get a bit of information of why he died and of his family. I hope we find the answers to that, perhaps they tie in with each other his death and the the demon?

The one aspect I thought was neat is that there was a waiting room for those who have passed and waited there. Anything is possible isn't it? I love ghost and mediums concepts and ideas that sprout out from the author's brains. Some are the same and some are refreshing! I think in this story it's refreshing!

The ending leaves room for a sequel and I so want to see what adventure Emily goes on next! Will the mysteries be solved? I'm looking forward to read the next book.

Story: B
Cover: A

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Currently Reading

The Medium (Emily Chambers Spirit Medium Trilogy #1)
by C.J. Archer
260 pages
Published July 2nd 2012 by Oz Books (first published June 30th 2012)


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Check out Danielle Sibarium

I found this little gem a few days is in my to read pile! Be sure to add it to yours!

Heart Waves (Heart Waves #1)
Jenna Kingsley has a gift. She knows things. With a simple touch she can pick up personal information from jewelry or objects. While at a neighbor’s party, a voice mesmerizes her. Jenna is momentarily frozen as a ring is placed in her hand. White electricity surges through her and a dire prediction is made. “It’s like Romeo and Juliet. You’re going to break my heart.” From the moment they meet Jenna is enchanted and entranced with Reece Walton. She’s thrilled to learn he’s spending the summer two houses away from hers. Every moment they spend together is magical. But she can’t get the prediction out of her mind. As the summer draws to a close and secrets are revealed, can Jenna get past the fear of being left with a broken heart to live in the moment with Reece or will her fear of being hurt fulfill the prophecy?

Breaking Waves (Heart Waves #2)
From the moment they met, Jenna knew Reece would break her heart, but she never dreamed it would happen like this. Jenna is left shattered and broken. When life becomes too painful to deal with and she feels completely alone, there’s only one person to help her pick up the pieces and move on. The one person she doesn’t want to turn to. The one person she promised to stay away from. Tyler. Can Jenna put aside everything she knows about him and let Tyler help heal her broken heart?