Sunday, November 11, 2012

We Shall Remember...

Well, today is Remembrance day. I have been debating to say 'Happy Remembrance Day' or without the 'Happy'. Then I realized this is a day where we remember our lost ones. So I took the Moment of Silence. I have been such a clueless bird nowadays:)

The real reason for this post is a very tragic thing. Wait for it... I am taking a break. Now, now don't cry. It will just be until Winter break, so I can focus on everything thing else. I barely have any time to read! I know the horror. Oooooh, I am going cross-eyed just trying to write this. Gotta go to sleep!

Goodnight and Good Morning til Winter break, Sunshine

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Review: Silence (Queen of Dead #1)

Silence (The Queen of the Dead, #1)
Author: Michelle Sagara  

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance

Pages: 289

Date of Release: May 1, 2012

Publisher: Penguin

Rating: 5/10

Summary: It began in the graveyard…

Ever since her boyfriend Nathan had died in a tragic accident, Emma had been coming to the graveyard at night. During the day she went through the motions at her prep school, in class, with her friends, but that’s all it was. For Emma, life had stopped with Nathan’s death. But tonight was different. Tonight Emma and her dog were not alone in the cemetery. There were two others there—Eric, who had just started at her school, and an ancient woman who looked as though she were made of rags. And when they saw Emma there, the old woman reached out to her with a grip as chilling as death….

Emma was not quite like others teenagers. It was true that other girls had experienced grief. Other girls had also lost their fathers, or had their boyfriends die in a senseless accident. But though she hadn’t known it till that night in the graveyard, unlike those other girls, she could see, touch, and speak with the dead. In fact, Emma could draw upon the essence of the dead to work magic. That was what Necromancers did. But Emma had no desire to be a Necromancer. She just wanted to help the ghosts who walked the streets of Toronto, unable to escape from the land of the living. And that was just as well, because had she chosen the path of the Necromancer, Eric would have had to kill her.

Instead, Eric and his fellow Necromancer hunter Chase found themselves violating every rule they were sworn to follow, becoming part of Emma’s group, helping her to stand against those who preyed upon the dead. But whether Emma and her friends could survive such a battle was anyone’s guess. And whether Emma could learn to use the magic of the dead against her enemies without herself falling victim to the lure of such power remained to be seen. Eric seemed to think she could, and her living friends would never abandon her. But only time would tell what Emma’s true destiny was… -

Review: The long summary was well written and pulled in, making you want to read it. Which is exactly what I did. Though honestly, the book was well written it was just a bit slow, boring, whatever you want to call it.

The book started off pretty good, with her grieving for her dead boyfriend and Eric showing up. But the details of Eric coming was a bit vague. I mean at the beginning, all Eric seemed to do was follow Emma around feeling guilty about having to kill her. Then Chase comes along and puts Eric back on the right road. The events following are a bit confusing.

Right now, typing this, I still don't why those four ghosts were chained up at Amy's House. They proved to have purpose to Emma after she freed them, but I never got a clear explanation about why were there. Which leads on to the woman in the mirror. Who is she? What is she? Eric seems to know her, but it isn't revealed how she will be presented in the series.

Emma is a strong character. She knows what she wants and how she is going to do it. I mean she did convince some guy not to kill her. Pretty awesome! Emma helped free a little boy's ghost from a burning house and helped his mother get over the trauma. Okay, during that part where the little boy is saying 'see you in Heaven' to his mom, I was bawling. Snots, tears the works. Let me tell you, Michelle Sagara sure knows how to write a crying scene. The little boy seemed so mature and was just so cute... in a tragic way.

To say I really enjoyed this book would be a fib. But don't knock to til you try it, eh? Haha. I will be waiting for the second book in this series and I will review it.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Blogging Sisters

It has happened. All three of my sisters (One older, Two younger) have blogs. Willow was the last to make a blog, but today she has made one. Yay! It is called Amidst The WillowTrees. She has yet to make a post and I have been showing her the ropes of this little blogging business:) Hope you enjoy her posts in the future. Leave comments for her; she will be happy:)

Cover Reveal: The Elite by Kiera Cass

When I saw this cover, I basically melted into a pool of joy. Despite looking similar to the first book, it had amazing colours and I just fell in love with it. Just wish the red was a bit fiercer. I really hope you guys love it too. Can't wait until the book release!!!!!
The Elite (The Selection, #2)

October Book Releases

Stealing Parker
 Stealing Parker: Miranda Kenneally
Red-hot author Miranda Kenneally hits one out of the park in this return to Catching Jordan's Hundred Oaks High.

After her family's scandal rocks their conservative small town, 17-year-old Parker Shelton goes overboard trying to prove that she won't turn out like her mother: a lesbian. The all-star third-baseman quits the softball team, drops 20 pounds and starts making out with guys--a lot. But hitting on the hot new assistant baseball coach might be taking it a step too far...especially when he starts flirting back.

Whispers at Moonrise (Shadow Falls, #4)Whispers at Moonrise (Shadow Falls #4): C.C. Hunter

Shadow Falls Camp is back in session with the most explosive installment yet. A shocking new threat will rock Shadow Falls—changing it forever and altering Kylie’s journey in ways she never imagined.
Even at a camp for supernatural teens, Kylie Galen has never been normal. Not only can she see ghosts, but she doesn’t seem to belong to any one species—she exhibits traits from them all. As Kylie struggles to unlock the secrets of her identity, she begins to worry that Lucas will never be able to accept her for what she is, and what she isn’t…a werewolf. With his pack standing in their way, Kylie finds herself turning more and more to Derek, the only person in her life who’s willing to accept the impossible.
As if life isn’t hard enough, she starts getting visits from the ghost of Holiday, her closest confidante. Trouble is, Holiday isn’t dead…not yet anyway. Now Kylie must race to save one of her own from an unseen danger before it’s too late—all while trying to stop her relationship with Lucas from slipping away forever. In a world of constant confusion, there’s only one thing Kylie knows for sure. Change is inevitable and all things must come to an end…maybe even her time at Shadow Falls.
The breathtaking fourth installment of the New York Times bestselling Shadow Falls series from author C. C. Hunter...Whispers at Moonrise.

Who I KissedWho I Kissed: Janet Gurtler         Samantha didn't mean to hurt anyone. She was just trying to fit in… and she wanted to make Zee a little jealous after he completely ditched her for a prettier girl. So she kissed Alex. And then he died--right in her arms.
Sam is now the school pariah and a media sensation--how did she not know Alex had a peanut allergy? Consumed with guilt, she'll have to find a strength that goes way deeper than pulling off a fastest time in the 200-meter butterfly. Because if she can’t figure out how to forgive herself, no one else will either.

Skinny Skinny: Donna Cooner
Hopeless. Freak. Elephant. Pitiful. These are the words of Skinny, the vicious voice that lives inside fifteen-year-old Ever Davies’s head. Skinny tells Ever all the dark thoughts her classmates have about her. Ever knows she weighs over three hundred pounds, knows she’ll probably never be loved, and Skinny makes sure she never forgets it.
But there is another voice. Ever’s singing voice, which is beautiful but has always been silenced by Skinny. Partly in hopes of trying out for the school musical—and partly to try and save her own life—Ever decides to undergo a risky surgery that may help her lose weight and start over.
With the support of her best friend, Ever begins the uphill battle toward change. But demons, she finds, are not so easy to shake, not even as she sheds pounds. Because Skinny is still around. And Ever will have to confront that voice before she can truly find her own.

Kiss & Make UpKiss and Make Up: Katie D Anderson
 A kiss is but a kiss—unless 16-year-old lip gloss fanatic Emerson Taylor is the one puckering up. When Emerson kisses someone, she can see into his or her mind. Her secret gift mostly generates anxiety, until she discovers that kissing smart boys, aka “Ivys,” can help her academic performance. Emerson plans to smooch her way to better grades (a fairly depressing premise) and stay enrolled at her pricey prep school, bolstered by a supply of lip gloss from her aunt Arch, a cosmetics rep who has been raising Emerson and her sister since their mother disappeared. Roadblocks pop up as Emerson fights with her sister and her boy-crazy BFF, starts to develop a reputation (due to all her kissing), and falls in love with the nerdiest Ivy of them all. Debut author Anderson, to her credit, uses this fun premise to get at deeper issues of teenage curiosity, identity, and self-doubt, as her characters play smartly off one another, and Emerson learns that the supernatural path to success isn’t necessarily the best one.

october 2012 ya book releases Time Between Us: Tamara Ireland Stone                                     
Anna and Bennett were never supposed to meet: she lives in 1995 Chicago and he lives in 2012 San Francisco. But Bennett has the unique ability to travel through time and space, which brings him into Anna’s life, and with him a new world of adventure and possibility.
As their relationship deepens, the two face the reality that time may knock Bennett back to where he belongs, even as a devastating crisis throws everything they believe into question. Against a ticking clock, Anna and Bennett are forced to ask themselves how far they can push the bounds of fate, what consequences they can bear in order to stay together, and whether their love can stand the test of time.
Fresh, exciting, and deeply romantic, Time Between Us is a stunning, spellbinding debut from an extraordinary new voice in YA fiction.

october 2012 ya book releasesOut of Reach: Carrie Arcos                                                                        
How do you find someone who doesn’t want to be found? A girl searches for her missing addict brother while confronting her own secrets in this darkly lyrical novel. Rachel has always idolized her older brother Micah. He struggles with addiction, but she tells herself that he’s in control. And she almost believes it. Until the night that Micah doesn’t come home. Rachel’s terrified—and she can’t help but feel responsible. She should have listened when Micah tried to confide in her. And she only feels more guilt when she receives an anonymous note telling her that Micah is nearby and in danger. With nothing more to go on than hope and a slim lead, Rachel and Micah’s best friend, Tyler, begin the search. Along the way, Rachel will be forced to confront her own dark secrets, her growing attraction to Tyler…and the possibility that Micah may never come home.

october 2012 young adult book releases The Space Between Us: Jessica Martinez                                        
 From the author of Virtuosity, a novel about two sisters and the secrets they tell, the secrets they keep—and the secret that could tear them apart. Amelia is used to being upstaged by her charismatic younger sister, Charly. She doesn’t mind, mostly, that it always falls to her to cover for Charly’s crazy, impulsive antics. But one night, Charly’s thoughtlessness goes way too far, and she lands both sisters in serious trouble. Amelia’s not sure she can forgive Charly this time, and not sure she wants to . . . but forgiveness is beside the point. Because Charly is also hiding a terrible secret, and the truth just might tear them apart forever.

october most anticipated book releases yaThe Evolution Of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #2): Michelle Hodkin
 Mara Dyer once believed she could run from her past. She can’t. She used to think her problems were all in her head. They aren’t. She couldn’t imagine that after everything she’s been through, the boy she loves would still be keeping secrets. She’s wrong. In this gripping sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, the truth evolves and choices prove deadly. What will become of Mara Dyer next?                                        

october 2012 contemporary new releases yaThis is Not a Drill: Beck McDowell                                          
 When high school seniors—and former couple—Emery and Jake find themselves held hostage in a first grade classroom, they must do all they can to protect the kids. Brian Stutts, a U.S. soldier suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after serving in Iraq, pulls out his gun to convince the teacher to hand over the son he’s not allowed to check out because of a custody battle. The situation turns deadly when a security guard appears at the door and Stutts impulsively opens fire. When the teacher is carried from the room, the children’s fate is in the hands of Emery and Jake. While Jake searches for a way to communicate with the policemen surrounding the building, Emery, fighting her shyness, fear, and POTS symptoms, tries to reach out to the soldier. She gains a new understanding of what he faced in Iraq, and discovers remarkable strength in his small son.

new october 2012 paranormal sci-fi book releases yaGravity: Melissa West                                           
 In the future, only one rule will matter: Don’t. Ever. Peek. Seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander just broke that rule and saw the last person she expected hovering above her bed — arrogant Jackson Locke, the most popular boy in her school. She expects instant execution or some kind of freak alien punishment, but instead, Jackson issues a challenge: help him, or everyone on Earth will die. Ari knows she should report him, but everything about Jackson makes her question what she’s been taught about his kind. And against her instincts, she’s falling for him. But Ari isn’t just any girl, and Jackson wants more than her attention. She’s a military legacy who’s been trained by her father and exposed to war strategies and societal information no one can know — especially an alien spy, like Jackson. Giving Jackson the information he needs will betray her father and her country, but keeping silent will start a war.

Just Your Average Princess Just Your Average Princess: Kristina Springer
Jamie Edwards has loved everything about growing up on a pumpkin patch, but ever since her cousin Milan Woods arrived, things have really stunk. Jamie can't imagine it was easy for Milan to leave her life back in Los Angeles and move to Average, Illinois, population one thousand. But it's kind of hard to feel sorry for her since (a) Milan's drop-dead gorgeous; (b) she's the daughter of two of Hollywood's hottest film stars; (c) she's captured the attention of everyone in town, including Danny, Jamie's crush since forever; and (d) she's about to steal the title of Pumpkin Princess right out from underneath Jamie!

I noticed something about most of these books. Their conflicts are mostly internal. So the protagonist dealing with a problem within their selves.                                     

Upcoming Books Reviews

I will try my best to get all these reviews done by the end of the month! Oh and these books are mostly in order of when I will post them.

Book Reviews:
  • Silence (Queen of Dead #1): Michelle Sagara
  • Team Human: Justine Larbalestier & Sarah Rees Brennan
  • Across the Universe (Across the Universe #1): Beth Revis
  • 52 Reasons to Hate My Father: Jessica Brody
  • Triple Review on TRYLLE series
  • Speak: Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Past Perfect: Leila Sales
  • Endure (Need #4): Carrie Jones
  • Second Skin: Jessica Wollman
  • Entwined: Heather Dixon
  • Crave (The Clann #1): Melissa Darnell
  • Starling (Starling #1): Lesley Livingston
  • Fins are Forever: Tera Lynn Childs
Wow... Those are a lot of books I have to review. Hehe...
Did you guys also know that Mark of Athena came out. AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!
I have to pick it up at the library and then I will become a curled ball in my room while I slowly devour every single part of it. True to-become Story.

Sad Story: I have to wait and pick it up after Thanksgiving.

Happy October!


Okay, I'm getting better. Only seven days late this time:) Well Happy October everyone!!! This is one of my favourite months. Can anyone guess why? HALLOWEEN! Free candy always makes everybody happy... no matter how old or how young. The thing is I don't know what to be for Halloween? I was thinking cowboy, because I got this cool cowboy hat. I'll confirm my decision closer to the date.

My Month-Long Time Out

The title is self explanatory. My mom put me on time out from everything electronic or social for a month. Sure I was un-grounded for about two days until I forgot to pick up my phone... again. Anyways, I am free!!! So I will blog the weekend away! Yay! It might be a slow process, because my fingers are stiff from not typing for a long time.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Really, Really Late "Happy September"

I knew this was coming... School starts and your brain flies out the window. Very typical for a 15 year old. Well, Happy September!! Many reviews coming out this week and I am finally free from homework this week. Whoo hoo!

In one week, I'll have to do the October post... hehe

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

2000 Pageviews!

Short Post: Yay! It took 3 months to get 1000 pageviews and now it took two months to get 2000 pageviews! I am very happy. School has been hectic, so I haven't actually had time to complete a full review. This weekend is a long weekend, so make sure check around then.

Thank you for being patient:)

Friday, August 31, 2012

Something Horrible (and good) is Coming...

...and it's the first day of school! Ugh.

I want summer to last for ever. No homework please:) Although, I would like to see my friends on a daily basis again, that's something I look forward too. Now sitting here on my bed thinking about it, grade 10 brings a lot of unwanted things... provincial exams, hard courses, brain exploding against the wall. Yup, I'm gonna have a awesome year. *sarcasm intended*

Any hoo, this isn't the reason for this post. I wanted to put out some titles for the upcoming book reviews! Yay!

Upcoming Book Reviews:

  • Team Human: Justine Larbalestier & Sarah Rees Brennan
  • Silence (The Queen of the Dead #1): Michelle Sagara
  • Across the Universe: Beth Revis
  • 52 Reasons to Hate My Father: Jessica Brody

All very wonderful books coming up for review. Sorry about the no picture thing, I am bit tired, since school is just around the corner.

Night night, sleep tight:)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Sea of Monsters: Release Date

Finally! It has been confirmed that The Sea of Monsters: Percy Jackson will be released in theatres on August 16th....

My reaction:

Like I said, my friend had seen some of the shooting taking place in Burnaby. Wait, did I misread something? It is releases in 2013... a whole year away.

*Little Note: Hope you like the gifs:) Just learning how to use them.

I also hope this is waaaaay better than the first movie, otherwise imagine me pulling out my hair.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

I have Followers????

Okay so a month ago, I realized I had one follower even though I know many of many friends and family have subscribed. Then I noticed that they were just subscribers, not followers. I don't know if there is a difference, but it's cool to actually know who follows you. So, FOLLOW ME!!!! I already have five followers and I'm pretty happy with that, but if you like my blog enough, just follow:)

Artist: sevensense @ Deviantart

Instructions on how to become a FOLLOWER or/and SUBSCRIBER:
  1. Go to the side gadget (to your left) on my blog that says "Who's Following Me?"
  2. Click on, Join the Site. This right below the follow title.
  3. A box pops up and says follow with a site. Your options are Google, Yahoo and Twitter. Click on one of those. I would choose Google, since I have a gmail.
  4. Sign into the account you chose.
  5. Another box should pop up with your name and a picture. For the name part you can change it or keep it, doesn't really matter. Keep your profile on Display Publicly, so your picture shows on my gadget:) If you would like to have a specific picture, press edit picture (which appears over the anonymus photo). Browse through your photo files and pick a photo. Press Apply Changes.
  6. Click on Done.
  1. Again, on the left side bar there is gagdet called "Follow by Email."
  2. Underneath, there is type-in box. Write in your preferred email. This private so I will not know your email. Press Sumbit.

Thanks for all your support and care, guys!!!! Mwah:)

Notice Something Different?

It's the layout, template and font of the blog!! I decided that the blog was getting a bit boring with the regular set up, so I messed it up! I changed the font of everything, so it fits my messy writing and changed it to a purple theme, since I LOVE PURPLE!!! Stars... I don't know why I put stars but, I love looking at them so I put them in.

Hope everyone enjoys the new look!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Someone New to the World of Blogging...

Okay, so my sister... let's call her Leaf has made a blog of her own. It's called Forest of Books.
This was my second birthday gift to her. She loves books and for the past year she has asked for a blog. Now she has one!

Since she is still really new to the world of blogging, she will have grammar mistakes and short reviews. But I am 100% sure that she will improve in the coming years. She is playing around with the setting and layout of her blog, trying to make as best as possible. Leave a comment for her and tell her what to improve on, she will welcome the comments:)

Thanks, Sunshine

The Lightning Thief Comparision (Book-Movie)

Okay, so everyone knows that the first book in the Percy Jackson series was made into a book. And now they are making a second movie. Happy or Sad? I don't know which one to feel. Because I am a HUMONGOUS fan of those books and I felt like they totally butchered the first movie.

What was the point of the movie? To save Percy's mom, yes. But the whole adventure part was to get three pearls? Hello, if they had used their brains they might have realized that they needed four pearls. There were so many good, great parts in the book and they just totally cancelled it out in the movie. I mean where is the part where he jumps off the building, lands in water and talks to the water spirit? I really wanted to see that part in the movie. And what is wrong with Annabeth? Sure she's pretty, but what about the "real" Annabeth look? Remember gray eyes, blond, curly hair, teases Percy whenever he's around. Instead we end up with straight, brown hair, blue eyes and a look that looks like she rather skin Percy alive. Not once, did I hear her call Percy, Seaweed Brain!

    How did this become this...

Complete opposites!

The other actors were fine, but why are they so old? Annabeth should not be fully developed and Percy should not have a deep voice. In the book, they are 11 years old! So why give them actors who are 19-20?

They don't even wear their orange Camp Half-Blood t-shirts!! And where is the part where this is a small dingy camp for Demigods? Not some rich, expensive loft for young kids? I mean clearly they live in regular cabins with bunks. And Percy was supposed to be in the Hermes cabin, then figure out he is the son of Poseidon!

And can somebody tell me why Percy's shoes don't drag Grover to the edge of Tartarus? I thought that was the whole point of the series. Kronos is rising and that's Percy's first glimpse that something big is going to happen.

The last thing is where is the part where they sneak onto a truck full of animals and set them free? Whatever, I just pray to God, that the sequel will overcome this horribly butchered movie.

Speaking of the second movie... my friend saw the shooting of it!!! They were at this pool/park/forest area in Burnaby called Robert Burnaby pool/park and she just happened to wander by!! Logan Lerman was there acting ans so was Annabeth. And catch this... a think fans were pretty upset about Annabeth, because her hair is blonde!!! Yes! They had the whole set up at the park. My friend got some shots of it, I'll see if I can get some photos...

Okay, that's all for this post. Make sure to check my blog for the next book-movie Comparision I do... THE HUNGER GAMES

August Releases

august 2012 book release - Over You by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus                                               
Over You: Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
After the grand explosion of her relationship, seventeen-year-old Max Scott developed what every girl in the history of the world has been waiting for: a way to get over being dumped. Now Max is the go-to guru for heartbroken high-school girls all over NYC. But when her ex unexpectedly shows up in her neighborhood, Max’s carefully controlled world starts to unravel. With her clients’ hearts hanging in the balance, Max will have to do the seemingly impossible: get over him once and for all.

Brilliant at bringing humor to the trials and tribulations of the lovestruck, #1 New York Times bestselling authors Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus have crafted a tale that will resonate with any girl who has ever been in love or had her heart broken. It brims with smart observations, features a pitch-perfect teen voice, and will attract fans of Jenny Han, Sarah Mlynowski, and Lauren Barnholdt. Readers are sure to fall head-over-heels for this sharp spin on breaking up, making up, and getting even.

book cover for wake by amanda hocking                                          
Wake (Watersong #1): Amanda Hocking
Fall under the spell of Wake—the first book in an achingly beautiful new series by celebrated author Amanda Hocking—and lose yourself to the Watersong.

Gorgeous. Fearless. Dangerous. They're the kind of girls you envy; the kind of girls you want to hate. Strangers in town for the summer, Penn, Lexi and Thea have caught everyone's attention—but it’s Gemma who’s attracted theirs. She’s the one they’ve chosen to be part of their group.

Gemma seems to have it all—she’s carefree, pretty, and falling in love with Alex, the boy next door. He’s always been just a friend, but this summer they’ve taken their relationship to the next level, and now there’s no going back. Then one night, Gemma’s ordinary life changes forever. She’s taking a late night swim under the stars when she finds Penn, Lexi and Thea partying on the cove. They invite her to join them, and the next morning she wakes up on the beach feeling groggy and sick, knowing something is different.

Suddenly Gemma is stronger, faster, and more beautiful than ever. But her new powers come with a terrifying price. And as she uncovers the truth, she’s is forced to choose between staying with those she loves—or entering a new world brimming with dark hungers and unimaginable secrets.

book cover for The Boy Recession by Flynn Meaney                                               
The Boy Recession: Flynn Meaney
Where have all the boys gone?
Down-to-earth Kelly is always the friend and never the girlfriend. But as her junior year of high school starts, Kelly is determined to finally reveal her true feelings for her long-time crush and good friend Hunter – that is, until the Boy Recession hits.

Over the past summer, an overwhelming number of male students have left Kelly and Hunter’s small high school class. Some were sent to private school and others moved away. Whatever the case, the sudden population shift has left the already small Julius P. Heil High in desperate shape. The football coach is recruiting chess champs for his team, the principal’s importing male exchange students to balance out school dances,and Hunter is about to become an unexpected heartthrob.

Content with his role as the guitar-strumming, class-skipping slacker, Hunter is unprepared to be the center of attention. Desperate coaches are recruiting him for sports teams, and the drama teacher casts him in the lead role of the school musical. Even the Spandexers, powerful popular girls in tight pants, are noticing Hunter in a new light – with a little work, he could have potential. He might even be boyfriend material…

In order to stand out from the crowd and win Hunter’s heart, Kelly needs a “stimulus package” in the form of cougar lessons from a senior girl who dates hot freshman boys and advice on the male mind from her Cosmo-addicted best friend, Aviva. As if dating wasn’t hard enough without a four-to-one ratio!

book cover for Between You & Me by Marisa Calin
Between You and Me: Marisa Calin
Phyre knows there is something life-changing about her new drama teacher, Mia, from the moment they meet. As Phyre rehearses for the school play, she comes to realize that the unrequited feelings she has for Mia go deeper than she’s ever experienced. Especially with a teacher. Or a woman. All the while, Phyre’s best friend—addressed throughout the story in the second person, as “you”—stands by, ready to help Phyre make sense of her feelings. But just as Mia doesn’t understand what Phyre feels, Phyre can’t fathom the depth of her best friend’s feelings . . . until it’s almost too late for a happy ending. Characters come to life through the innovative screenplay format of this dazzling debut, and unanswered questions—is “you” male or female?—will have readers talking.
book cover for Pizza Love and Other Stuff by Kathryn Williams
Pizza, Love, and Other Stuff that made Me Famous: Kathryn Williams
Can a spot on a teen reality show really lead to a scholarship at an elite cooking school AND a summer romance?

Sixteen-year-old Sophie Nicolaides was practically raised in the kitchen of her family’s Italian-Greek restaurant, Taverna Ristorante. When her best friend, Alex, tries to convince her to audition for a new reality show, Teen Test Kitchen, Sophie is reluctant. But the prize includes a full scholarship to one of America’s finest culinary schools and a summer in Napa, California, not to mention fame.

Once on-set, Sophie immediately finds herself in the thick of the drama—including a secret burn book, cutthroat celebrity judges, and a very cute French chef. Sophie must figure out a way to survive all the heat and still stay true to herself. A terrific YA offering–fresh, fun, and sprinkled with romance.
Defiance (Defiance, #1)                                        Defiance (Defiance #1): C.J. Redwine
Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city’s brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses, host dinner parties, and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector, her father’s apprentice, Logan—the same boy Rachel declared her love for two years ago, and the same boy who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but fierce belief in her father’s survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself. But treason against the Commander carries a heavy price, and what awaits her in the Wasteland could destroy her.

At nineteen, Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city’s top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor’s impulsive daughter. Logan is determined to protect her, but when his escape plan goes wrong and Rachel pays the price, he realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared.

As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can’t be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making.

The Lost Girl
The Lost Girl: Sangu Mandanna

Eva's life is not her own. She is a creation, an abomination - an echo. Made by the Weavers as a copy of someone else, she is expected to replace a girl named Amarra, her 'other', if she ever died. Eva studies what Amarra does, what she eats, what it's like to kiss her boyfriend, Ray. So when Amarra is killed in a car crash, Eva should be ready.

But fifteen years of studying never prepared her for this.

Now she must abandon everything she's ever known - the guardians who raised her, the boy she's forbidden to love - to move to India and convince the world that Amarra is still alive.
Girl of Nightmares (Anna, #2)
  Girl of Nightmares (Anna Dressed in Blood #2): Kendare Blake
It's been months since the ghost of Anna Korlov opened a door to Hell in her basement and disappeared into it, but ghost-hunter Cas Lowood can't move on.

His friends remind him that Anna sacrificed herself so that Cas could live—not walk around half dead. He knows they're right, but in Cas's eyes, no living girl he meets can compare to the dead girl he fell in love with.

Now he's seeing Anna everywhere: sometimes when he's asleep and sometimes in waking nightmares. But something is very wrong...these aren't just daydreams. Anna seems tortured, torn apart in new and ever more gruesome ways every time she appears.

Cas doesn't know what happened to Anna when she disappeared into Hell, but he knows she doesn't deserve whatever is happening to her now. Anna saved Cas more than once, and it's time for him to return the favor.

Glitch (Glitch, #1) Glitch (Glitch #1): Heather Anastasiu
In the Community, there is no more pain or war. Implanted computer chips have wiped humanity clean of destructive emotions, and thoughts are replaced by a feed from the Link network.

When Zoe starts to malfunction (or “glitch”), she suddenly begins having her own thoughts, feelings, and identity. Any anomalies must be immediately reported and repaired, but Zoe has a secret so dark it will mean certain deactivation if she is caught: her glitches have given her uncontrollable telekinetic powers.

As Zoe struggles to control her abilities and stay hidden, she meets other glitchers including Max, who can disguise his appearance, and Adrien, who has visions of the future. Both boys introduce Zoe to feelings that are entirely new. Together, this growing band of glitchers must find a way to free themselves from the controlling hands of the Community before they’re caught and deactivated, or worse.

In this action-packed debut, Glitch begins an exciting new young adult trilogy.

Pushing the Limits
Pushing the Limits: Katie McGarry
No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal.But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.

Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she'll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.

Heaven (Halo, #3)
Heaven (Halo #3): Alexandra Adornetto
Only sixteen when she started the series, Ally Adornetto knows how teen hearts beat, and this long-awaited conclusion is certain to be her most popular book yet.

Bethany, an angel sent to Earth, and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier, have been to Hell and back. But now their love will be put to its highest test yet, as they defy Heavenly law and marry. They don’t tell Beth’s archangel siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, but the angels know soon enough, and punishment comes in a terrifying form: the Sevens, who are rogue angels bent on keeping Beth and Xavier apart, destroying Gabriel and Ivy, and darkening angelic power in the heavens.

The only way Bethany and Xavier can elude the Sevens is to hide in the open, and blend in with other mortals their own age. Gabriel and Ivy set them up at college, where they can’t reveal their relationship, and where there is still danger around each corner. Will Bethany be called back to Heaven – forever – and face leaving the love of her life?

Rift (Nightshade Prequel, #1)
Rift (Nightshade Prequel #1): Andrea Cremer
Chronicling the rise of the Keepers, this is the stunning prequel to Andrea Cremer's internationally bestselling Nightshade trilogy!

Sixteen-year-old Ember Morrow is promised to a group called Conatus after one of their healers saves her mother's life. Once she arrives, Ember finds joy in wielding swords, learning magic, and fighting the encroaching darkness loose in the world. She also finds herself falling in love with her mentor, the dashing, brooding, and powerful Barrow Hess. When the knights realize Eira, one of their leaders, is dabbling in dark magic, Ember and Barrow must choose whether to follow Eira into the nether realm or to pledge their lives to destroying her and her kind.

With action, adventure, magic, and tantalizing sensuality, this book is as fast-paced and breathtaking as the Nightshade novels.

 Enshadowed (Nevermore, #2)
Enshadowed (Nevermore #2): Kelly Creagh

True love takes a twisted turn in the second book of this modern gothic romance trilogy channeling the dark brilliance of Edgar Allan Poe. While Varen remains a prisoner in a perilous dream world where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life, Isobel travels to Baltimore to confront the dark figure known throughout the world as the Poe Toaster. This man, the same man who once appeared to Isobel in her dreams and abandoned her in Varen’s nightmare world, holds the key to saving Varen. But when Isobel discovers a way to return to this dream world, she finds herself swept up in a realm that not only holds remnants of Edgar Allan Poe’s presence, but has also now taken on the characteristics of Varen’s innermost self. It is a dark world of fear, terror, and anger. When Isobel once more encounters Varen, she finds him changed. And now Isobel must face a new adversary—one who also happens to be her greatest love.

Skylark (Skylark, #1)
Skylark (Skylark #1): Meagan Spooner
Sixteen-year-old Lark Ainsley has never seen the sky.

Her world ends at the edge of the vast domed barrier of energy enclosing all that’s left of humanity. For two hundred years the city has sustained this barrier by harvesting its children's innate magical energy when they reach adolescence. When it’s Lark’s turn to be harvested, she finds herself trapped in a nightmarish web of experiments and learns she is something out of legend itself: a Renewable, able to regenerate her own power after it’s been stripped.

Forced to flee the only home she knows to avoid life as a human battery, Lark must fight her way through the terrible wilderness beyond the edge of the world. With the city’s clockwork creations close on her heels and a strange wild boy stalking her in the countryside, she must move quickly if she is to have any hope of survival. She’s heard the stories that somewhere to the west are others like her, hidden in secret—but can she stay alive long enough to find them?

One More Month Til School! Ahhhhh

Happy August and Other Things

 Well, I tried to keep up to date:) I will try harder for September... or maybe I won't because who wants to go back to school? I will stay in August forever. But sadly the months shall go by, and I will start school as a Grade 10 student.

Anyways, August brings many good things. Like my "Big Brother's" birthday and the birthday of my two younger siblings!

I hope everyone has a awesome August!

From Books to Movies #2

Okay, so yesterday I posted some books that will soon be movies. Now, I found so many more being turned into movies!!! And there are so many great books on the list! I just really, really hope they don't butcher the whole thing. The list right here will be just the books I really want to see on the big screen:)

Beautiful Creatures: Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl

Shiver: Maggie Stiefvater

Vampire Academy: Richelle Mead

Firelight: Sophie Jordan

Delirium: Lauren Oliver

The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Stephen Chbosky

House of Night: P.C. Cast

OMG! So many good books. So far I am really excited for Firelight by Sophie Jordan. What do you guys think of these upcoming movies? To view the full list, click here.

Look at the first, Books to Movies

Monday, August 13, 2012

From Books to Movies...

Okay, so there are many books turning into movies for the years of 2012/2013. Some of them are

Divergent: Veronica Roth

The Host: Stephanie Meyer

Catching Fire: Suzanne Collins

The Sea of Monsters: Rick Riordan

There is more I am just too lazy to search them up.

Good night everybody, don't let the bed bugs bite:)

City of Bones: UPDATES

Okay, so since my last City of Bones post there have been more characters announced.

Stephen R. Hart as Brother Jeremiah

Kevin Zegers as Alec Lightwood

Aidan Turner as Luke

CCH Pounder as Madame Dorthea

Jared Harris as Hodge

Lena Headey as Jocelyn Fray

Godfrey Gao as Magnus Bane

Robert Sheehan as Simon Lewis

Kevin Durand as Pangborn

Robert Maillet as Blackwell

What do you guys think of the casting? I am 50/50.
If you want to see what my earlier thoughts were, check it out here.