Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pandemonium Review

Book two in the Delirium series (Delirium review)
Publish Date:February 28, 2012
Number of pages : Hardback

Summary from Goodreads:
I’m pushing aside the memory of my nightmare,
pushing aside thoughts of Alex,
pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school,
like Raven taught me to do.
The old life is dead.
But the old Lena is dead too.
I buried her.
I left her beyond a fence,
behind a wall of smoke and flame.

Before reading Pandemonium, I have been hearing lots of flack about how others didn't like the book and that the ending was horrible . This book proves to me all the more that not everyone is going to like the same things when it comes to books. Pandemonium centers the story around Lena and her life now that Alex is dead and she is learning to survive in the Wilds. the old Lena has died off in order to survive the delirium that Alex caused within her. It took me a little bit to fully get into the story because it's written in a Then and Now type setting. Then being when Lena first lived in the Wilds , to Now , the events that happened after Lena is strong again. In the Now Lena is surviving the loss of Alex her first love , the one who infected her with the Delirium . Nothing could prepare her for the idea that she might open her heart to another... that she might just infect someone else with the Delirium. Julian becomes an unexpected interest in Lena , but Lena struggles with the thought of giving her heart to another, after all she lost her first love. In this book you get to see the growth in Lena all the more for now not only does she have to survive the Wilds without Alex , but now she has to survive the possibility of falling in love. I will disagree to a point with those that did not like the ending . I myself have a love hate relationship with it purely cause its a cliff hanger and makes me upset that I have to wait so long for the next book. The ending left me with that "Oh Crap" feeling and without a doubt book three will be in my greedy little hands the very moment if goes on sale. So thank you Lauren Oliver for writing such a fantastic book , I will go sit in the corner now and pout until book three magically appears.

The is review is of my own opinion I was in no way compensated for it.
The review can also be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads , and the FB page.


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Huge IMM

In my mail box hosted by the Story Siren... bear with me this is a 2 weeks IMM so its large :)Sorry the pics aren't the greatest. These are books I recieved from authors or publishers for review:

Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen
LinkH2O (signed) by Brannon Hollingsworth / Austin Boyd
Miracle Jen by Linda Barrick ( includes a a ticket for a free book for a giveaway )
A Healing Heart by Melissa Hanson
A Love that Multiplies by Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar
The Forgiven Duke by Jamie Carie
The Guardian Duke by Jamie Carie ( review)
Illusions by Frank Peretti
These are books I bought;
Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver ( out early at my books a million)
Once by Cameron Dokey
Daughter of the Centaurs by Kate Klimo

I won all this from Peace, Love and Fiction
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
And all this awesome swag .. buttons , tattoos, and signed book marks from some popular books
such as The Iron Queen, The Pledge, Daughter of Smoke and Bones, and Slide to name a few.

but wait there's more ....

Interrupted by Rachel Coker
The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Long
Swipe by Evan Angler
Lighting Tree by Sarah Dunster
Magic Under Stone ( I own a signed ARC copy of this book in paper back as well) By Jaclyn Dolamore
Burn Mark by Laura Powell
Me, you, and the Kids too by Renee Elliot ( was unable to find it on goodreads)
Lily by Diane Ashley and Aaron McCarver
The Gilly Salt Sisters by Tiffany Baker

Asorted ecopies of books both for Nook and Kindle , some sent my the author:
Deadly Reflections D.H Sayer
Annihilation of Foreverland by Tony Bertauski
Anathema; Megg Jensen ( own and read in a paper copy loved it)
Severed: Megg Jensen
Oubliette: Megg Jensen
Warriors of the cross
Frost Arch ( the fire mage trilogy) by Kate Bloomsfield
Glimpse by Stacey wallace benefiel
The Wary Widow (Regency Historical Romance) by: Jerrica Knight-Catania
LinkSleeping handsome : Jean Haus
LinkUnveiled by Trisha Wolfe
Energy by MJ Schutte

So that is what I ended up with what did you get in your IMM .. and be sure to follow through RSS feed of some sort.. buttons on the right.. since GFC is going away

Friday, February 24, 2012

Follow Friday / Giveaway

Weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read
Also don't forget the giveaway I have going on right now
Also don't forget with GFC disappearing , make sure you sign up for the RSS feed .. buttons on the right

Q: Activity!!! Take a picture or describe where you love to read the most…

Well I thought about taking a picture but honestly my favorite place to read is the shower and frankly I didn't think the world needed to see my shower lol. I know I'm a bit weird but honestly I love sitting in the shower with the rain on my back as a read a book. i'm sure my husband would love for me to say my favorite place to read is my lounge chair he bought me but I can't because I will choose the shower everytime , after all it hides the noise of the rest of the house giving me absolute peace and quiet. So there you have it guys there is my favorite place .. where is yours ?

Don't forget about the giveaway for the ecopy of Invisible it ends this weekend :)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Easter's Lily Review

Summary from Goodreads:

It was Easter Sunday; the day Lilly's life went from safe and comfortable to dangerously unfamiliar. Her transformation takes her from a small town girl having an affair with a low ranked gangster in the Montiago crime syndicate, to a woman of grace and fortitude married to the head of the organization.Easter's Lilly is an inspired journey from the idyllic to the darker side of self-discovery. Read as the over-privileged brothers embark on their journey that twists and turns down the road of unbridled passion in this first book of the series.

My review:
I would like to start off my first saying I hate giving bad reviews because I believe every author goes through a lot to put themselves out there , that being said Easter's Lily was not what I would call a fabulous book. The idea of the story was good , Lily being a good girl the daughter of a cop , only to get into a relationship with a gangster. My problem with the book is everything happened to fast . Lily meets John, Lily sleeps with John, John gets Lily preggos, and then he dies , and Lily marries a high ranked gangster .. my problem with that it that all of those things happened with in the first 84 or so pages. There was no realistic quality to the book for me . All that aside I will be reading the next book because I think everyone deserves a second chance. I think if the story where to slow down a moment , build some monument instead throwing it all at you at once I would enjoy it more . I do look forward to seeing the next book and how the author will move on with the lives of those in Easter's Lily.
well folks that is my review , and by all means do not let my review throw you off from reading this book , because not everyone is looking for the same thing when it comes to books. :)

I reviewed this book from Ever After Pr and the author Judy Serrano and I have not been compensated for this book other than getting to read it.

My review is posted on Goodreads, FB, Amazon.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday and a Giveaway reminder for Invisible
Also since GFC is ending soon make sure you check out the buttons on the side we now have feedburner and google+ ..

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (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 title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser is going to be just a bit longer that 2 lines and when I read it in the book I could not help but laugh..

" You want us to go in there --- Seriously?"
He stared at the cave. " It smells like death. Horrible, farty death."
"Is there any other kind?" Conner asked.
~ page 259 -BLOODROSE by Andrea Cremer

Make sure to leave your links so I can see your great teasers... rememebr ot enter the giveaway for a e-copy of Invisible

Friday, February 17, 2012

Follow Friday/ Giveaway

Follow Friday hosted by Parajunkees and Alison Can Read.

This weeks question: I like unique names for characters and am looking forwards to coming up with some when I start writing. What's the most unique character name you've come across?

Well I would say there are quite a few different names out there but here are a few I have noticed.

Ren- Nightshade
Weed- The poison diaries
Calden- Lies Beneath
Aislinn- the Wicked Lovely series
Irial - the Wicked Lovely series
Niall- Wicked Lovely Series
Ashallayn'darkmyr Tallyn- The Iron fey
Catcher- The Dark and Hollow Places
Annah- The Dark and Hollow Places

Those are just a few of the millions out there .. tell me what you have found and be sure to enter the giveaway for Invisible .

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Booking Through Thursday

First off Don't forget to enter my giveaway for am e- copy of Invisible .

Booking Through Thursday weekly meme.... Here is the Question for this week
Have you every written any fan-fiction? If yes, why and for which book(s)? If no, would you like to and for which books(s)?

For that matter, do you ever READ fan-fiction??

I can't say I'm a huge fan of fan-fiction. I used to read it when I was younger but lately with so many books to read I really don't have time to read the fan fiction. I would not be against checking some out if anyone has some recommendations on some good fan-fiction.

Leave me your thoughts and comments and I will do my best to get back to everyone. Again A giveaway going on right now only 7 entries so far so the chances are really good be sure to sign up. The prize is an e- copy of Invisible.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Giveaway and review of Invisible

Title: Invisible
Author: Jeanne Bannon
Release Date: September 7, 2011
Publisher: Solstice Publishing
Format: PDF e-book
Source: Free from the author for the blog tour.( Ever After PR)

Review and Giveaway
Summary from Goodreads:
Lola’s not pretty. Lola’s not popular. Lola wishes she could disappear … and then one day she does just that...

For seventeen-year-old Lola Savullo, life is a struggle. Born to funky parents who are more in than she could ever be, Lola’s dream of becoming a writer makes her an outsider even in her own home. Bullied and despised, Lola still has the support of her best pal Charlie and Grandma Rose.

Not only is she freakishly tall, Lola’s a big girl and when forced to wear a bathing suit at her summer job as a camp counselor, Lola’s only escape from deep embarrassment seems to be to literally vanish. Soon after, she discovers the roots of her new “ability”.

Slowly, with Charlie’s help, Lola learns to control the new super power. The possibilities are endless. Yet power can be abused, too…

Then, when tragedy strikes, Lola must summon her inner strength, both at home and at school. She has to stand up for herself, despite the temptations and possibilities of her new found super power.

A coming-of-age story that will warm the heart.

I found Invisible to a great book for those dealing with bullying . Lola deals with that very thing, by the popular standards she is no pretty or thin , or perfect , the lack of those things causes the popular group to pick on her mercilessly. The bullying from the kids gets so bad that Lola wishes she could be invisible and in turn becomes so. This book leads us through the growth of Lola as she tried to understand this new power she has and how she learns that your real friends will stick with you no matter how you look for inner beauty can be found in everyone no matter how they look on the outside. I also enjoyed how the author stressed when dealing with bullies its important to not become the bully yourself. If I had anything negative to say about the book is , I didn't care for the language and the underlined homosexuality, purely because I wouldn't want younger kids to read such , without those two things I would recommend this book to tweens and up. Great book about bullying and self worth.

This review can be found on the FB, Goodreads, and Amazon.

This book was given to me through Ever After PR ... here is your chance to win a e- copy of Invisible

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Crater Lake Blog Tour and Review

Big Thanks to Netgalley, Cedar fort publishing, and Author Steve Westover for allowing me to read this book.
Crater Lake by Steve Westover
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc. (March 13, 2012)

Summary from the Books Poster :
While visiting his crazy Uncle Bart at Crater Lake National Park, thirteen-year-old Ethan's world collapses when all the adults at Crater Lake disappear, including his parents. Now Ethan must rally his new friends and decipher the legends of Crater Lake to find the key to rescuing his parents from their earthen prison before he's captured too and their captivity becomes permanent.

My Review:
I found Crater Lake a perfect book for tweens, a wonderful adventure for sure. The book starts out with readers getting to meet Ethan and his family which includes his little sister Jordan. This trip is one that Ethan is forced to go on , one he is bored on from the very beginning, even as his Uncle begins to tell about the native aspects of the stories that surround Crater Lake. Little by little you get to meet an array of characters , some scouts, a girl that Ethan gets a crush on , even a Native that might be more than he seems. throughout book you quickly learn that perhaps the stories Uncle Bart tells are not just stories after all. I really enjoyed watching the characters grow , as they struggled to survive and free their parents from the very ground that devoured them. Crater Lake is a wonderful mix of intrigue and adventure. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a book that teaches you about determination , and teamwork.

You can find my review of Crater Lake at Netgalley, FB, Goodreads, Amazon ( not available yet), and the Blog.

Be sure to check out the Calendar to find out the other stops on the Blog Tour
Check out some extra links from the author and publisher
Steve Westover ( Goodreads / Blog / Website)
Publisher: ( Blog / FB/ Twitter / Goodreads )

(I was in no way compensated for reviewing this book other than receiving the book itself )
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