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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Swoon #YABound (4)

Hosted by YA Bound
 It's that time again! We created a HOT meme, and if you're new to the game, here's how to join in the fun:

From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.

Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog! We want to know :-) -YA Bound

 Right now I am still SWOONING over AWRY by Chelsea Fine. I'm telling you! if you haven't read this book yet....well you have to read it ASAP!!


And then his mouth was on hers like wildfire, spreading with reckless abandon against her lips.
Hot and heavy, he kissed her with five-hundred years of need and Scarlet kissed him back with a want more powerful than she knew she possessed. Their lips grazed against one another, sending a blazing sensation down Scarlet’s body. Like butter melting down every inch of her skin, coating her with warmth and filling her with fire.
Scarlet parted her lips, desperate for more. More heat. More love. More Tristan.
Tristan kissed her without reservation. Passionately. Hungrily. Their tongues gliding in and around the delicate flesh of each other’s mouths.
Scarlet pressed as much of her body as possible against his bare chest and hips, bringing her hands up to his large shoulders where they molded against the muscles that flexed beneath her fingertips.
Tristan wrapped his hand around her waist, pulling her against him as his fingers skidded down her back to her hip.
Scarlet buried her hands into his shaggy hair, arching her back to taste more of him, feel more of him as his other hand moved around her body until he was gripping her hips and pulling them closer to his own. Walking her backwards, he pressed her up against the nearest wall and slid his hands beneath her shirt.
His palms molded against her bare hips as his thumbs ran down the sensitive skin of her lower stomach until they were tucked into the waistline of her pants.
Scarlet exhaled in bliss as he kissed his way along her jaw until his warm breath caressed her ear.
Scarlet shivered.
Tristan groaned. - From a chapter of Awry

 SWOON #YABound 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Darkness Before Dawn (Darkness Before Dawn #1)

Darkness Before Dawn (Darkness Before Dawn #1)

by

Only sunlight can save us.

We built the wall to keep them out, to keep us safe. But it also makes us prisoners, trapped in what's left of our ravaged city, fearing nightfall.

After the death of my parents, it's up to me--as the newest delegate for humanity--to bargain with our vampire overlord. I thought I was ready. I thought I knew everything there was to know about the monsters. Then again, nothing could have prepared me for Lord Valentine . . . or his son. Maybe not all vampires are killers. Maybe it's safe to let one in.

Only one thing is certain: Even the wall is not enough. A war is coming and we cannot hide forever.





Liebster Blog << thanks for the tag Books-Marks the Spot!

Books-Marks the Spot has actually been awarded two liebster awards one from Lisseth @Read-A-holicZ and the other one from Kit @Kitty Korner Library. How cool are they, if you haven't checked out there blog, do so. The real question what is a Liebster Award, it is given ti blog that have under 200 followers. What does Liebster mean, it is a German word which means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome. I feel so loved :D

What you have to do:

  1. Each person must post 11 facts about themselves.
  2. Answer 11 questions the tagger has given you and 11 questions for the people you tag.
  3. Tag 11 more bloggers!
  4. Tell them you tagged them.
  5. No tag backs!!! 

 11 facts about me!
  1. I'm a college student who is a major in culinary arts
  2. I'm a musician (write songs, play the piano)
  3. I love sports!
  4. I love reading!
  5. I write stories or fanfiction
  6. I love making people happy!
  7. I hate people who try and bring my mood down
  8. I use to be addicted to studying the stars, comets
  9. I like use to have a thing for egyptian history
  10. I don't like frogs, lizards, or any reptile at all!
  11. I am definitely a big fan of traveling :)))
Questions from Books-Marks the Spot ( P.S. Thanks again for the tag! )


How long have you been blogging?
- I have been blogging for a month now :)
Why did you want to start blogging?
- I started blogging because I'd like to share my thoughts with the books I fell in love with :)
Where are you from?
 -I am from the Philippines
What is your favorite movie?
-Hunger Games, Avengers, the whole Pirates of the Caribbean Movies, etc.
What are your hopes from your blog?
 -My hopes from my blog is that through it I would get to meet some new friends :)
What are you afraid of?
 - Lizards, Snakes.
How did you come up with the name of your blog?
 - It just came to me :)
If you could have one super power what would it be and why?
- Being able to teleport in any place in the world :) because I like traveling :))
Who is you favorite book crush?
- well that's a lot.... :))) uh...Jace (TMI), Daemon (Obsidian), Tristan (Archers of Avalon), Bishop (Dark Kiss), Jem (TID), Vincent (Revenants), Damon (The Vampire Diaries), and many more hahahaha :)))
Do you review every book you read?
- Most of them :) except for the ones I have already read before I made this blog :))
How many books do you plan to read this year?
- so far...a minimum of 50 and a maximum of infinity :)))

P.S. Sorry but I won't be able to do #3-4  on the what to do list :I

Waiting on Wednesday (4)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating


 Gravity (The Taking #1)

by

Expected publication: October 16th 2012

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.



Saturday, June 23, 2012

Cover: Shadowhunters and Downworlders: A Mortal Instruments Reader

Shadowhunters and Downworlders: A Mortal Instruments Reader (The Mortal Instruments)

by

Expected publication: January 29th 2013

Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series, epic urban fantasy set in a richly imagined world of shadowhunters, vampires, werewolves, fairies, and more, has captured the imaginations and loyalty of hundreds of thousands of YA readers.

Shadowhunters and Downworlders: A Mortal Instruments Read (Anthology), edited by Clare (who provides an introduction to the book and to each piece), is a collection of pieces by YA authors writing about the series and its world.

It has a cover already!? O_o AWESOME!!!!!! Can't wait for this to be out!

Cover: Boundless by Cynthia Hand

Oh my goodness it already has a cover!!!!! shocks.....really need to get a copy of Hallowed....*sigh* why do they not have one in our bookstore lately... :((

Boundless (Unearthly #3)

by


Expected publication: January 22nd 2013

Awry (The Archers of Avalon #2)

Awry (The Archers of Avalon #2)

by

Sometimes love is meant to be. But sometimes...love is the death of you....

Seventeen-year-old Scarlet has just died. Only, dying isn't unusual for a girl under a centuries old curse that left her semi-immortal.

This time, though, she comes back to her current life instead of awaking in a new one, and she realizes the curse is changing. Together with the immortal Archer brothers, Scarlet must piece together her life and try to break the curse before her impending death comes again.

** summary from Goodreads

One thing I can say is that I am definitely becoming a fanatic of this book! Pure Awesomeness my friends! If you haven't read Anew, well you have to read it at once! Especially since in Awry, it gives you all the answers to Anew and gives more questions as well. One thing I can say about Awry is that it was definitely enlightening with all the questions from Anew, and...TRISTAN and SCARLET!! Yes! Definitely a #TeamTristan now. :)

Oh, and the HUMOR!!! for the win I tell you! FOR. THE. WIN.!!! :)) 

I mean Heather, I love her she's just one of those best friends you'd do anything to keep by your side and have fun with all day long! And Nate, he's a great video game geek dude!!! but when the book finally mentioned who he really is, I was like "Wow....O.o"  Other than that I love them both!!! :)

Gabriel and Scarlet. *sigh* must say really do feel sad about what happened. Can't help but wonder who Gabriel could possibly really end up with. *sigh*

What I love about Awry is the FLASHBACKS!!! Yes, there are FLASHBACKS!! My questions are all of a sudden answered. After being kept in the dark about the past of Scarlet, Tristan, and Gabriel. Answers are finally released! :)) Not to mention that the more secrets they learn about the curse the more questions pop up. 

Towards the end of the book when Scarlet does remember everything, was great!! She became this tough badass girl that could fight! 

Can't wait to read Avow (book 3) already!! :)) 5 of 5 stars AWRY!! 5 of 5 stars!!

One of my favorite moments in Awry: 

He looked defeated and broken as he yelled. “I can’t have you, Scar!”
“Too bad!” Scarlet yelled back, a tear escaping her eye as she looked up at him, their faces less than an inch apart. “I’m already yours! I was yours in the forest and I’m yours right here—”
And then his mouth was on hers like wildfire, spreading with reckless abandon against her lips.

hehehehe take a wild guess. Who is she talking to? :))) (just for fun)



Friday, June 22, 2012

Dark Kiss (Nightwatchers #1)

Dark Kiss (Nightwatchers #1)

by

I don't do dangerous.  Smart, ├╝ber-careful, ordinary Samantha-that's me. But I just couldn't pass up a surprise kiss from my number-one unattainable crush. A kiss that did something to me...something strange. Now I feel hungry all the time, but not for food. It's like part of me is missing-and I don't know if I can get it back.

Then there's Bishop. At first I thought he was just a street kid, but the secrets he's keeping are as intense as his unearthly blue eyes. If he's what I think he is, he may be the only one who can help me. But something terrifying is closing in, and the one chance Bishop and I have to stop it means losing everything I ever wanted and embracing the darkness inside me....
 **got summary from Goodreads

*sigh* At last I am finally able to finish this book! *applause for me* :)) 

Dark Kiss to me is different from the other angel like stories I've read. Since in this book it promotes team work and friendship! Yes it does! I ean Angel and Demons working together!? Never heard of that before, really so yeah teamwork! Friendship? Yes it values friendship more on Samantha and her best friend Carly. and Love definitely....lining up on the forbidden love thing :D

The characters? Hmmm well, Samantha to me at first I though she was somehow a bit of a goody-goody person which is good. But then as the story is told in her point of view, I kind of thought in some parts that she is well in someways vain. Then again I still like her in the book since she's actually a bit tough, not like some characters that are actually acting like a total weakling with out the love of their life (well that's how my friends describe them). She also cares a lot about the people close to her and tries to protect them especially her best friend, also even to people....*ahem* I mean angels she doesn't really know. Almost forgot about Bishop there! :))) Kidding! 

Bishop, well...."Hey! I just met you and this is crazy but here's my number. So, call me maybe." <<< yes that kind of feeling, once you go past the first time he and Samantha first met.At first well, kind of feel sorry for Bishop...really sad what happened to him. Good thing Samantha found him though! :) well, to me Bishop is let's just say he's someone who doesn't really have a lot of self-esteem even though he is powerful. Besides that well, he is also mysterious and he also has that tiny bit of bad boy thing going on. Bishop is also protective when it comes to Samantha at least. A reason why I would really like to read a part of the book in his point of view though! :))) he also  has a lot of secrets in his past that I think he would really love to keep a secret if it weren't for one of their teammates. :))

Can't say much but this, I have to admit at the very first few chapter I sort of thought the story is kind of like Twilight. But good thing I kept reading it and I was not disappointed. :) #Happy I finished Dark Kiss. :D :D :D :D :D 

All in all I'd give Dark Kiss a 4 out of 5 stars :) really looking forward to reading book 2. :))





Thursday, June 21, 2012

Swoon #YABound (3)

Hosted by YA Bound

 It's that time again! We created a HOT meme, and if you're new to the game, here's how to join in the fun:

From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.

Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog! We want to know :-) -YA Bound

 Right now I am still SWOONING over OBSIDIAN by Jennifer L. Armentrout, I swear this book has been read by me more that 5 times since I got it. Which only makes my longing for book 2 to be released increase more. >///<


"The fluttering was there again, but now it felt like a dozen butterflies had taken flight at once. I tried to stamp down the feeling. Alien business aside, Daemon and I…well, we were like magnets that repelled one another. Feeling anything other than annoyance toward him wasn’t possible, but that damn fluttering was there.
I won’t let anything happen to you.
My chest swelled. His touch seared me. Those words filled me with a longing that was overwhelming, unexpected. And it felt good being next to him. My body relaxed. Seconds, maybe minutes later, I drifted off to sleep beside the one boy I couldn’t stand.
Just before sleep claimed me, my last thought was whether I would wake up in the morning beside this Daemon or the jerk Daemon." - From a Chapter in Obsidian

SWOON #YABound 








Cover Revel: Everbound (Everneath #2)

Everbound (Everneath #2)

by


Expected publication: January 22nd 2013

Two months ago, the Tunnels of the underworld came for Nikki Beckett. That night, Nikki's boyfriend, Jack, made the ultimate sacrifice. All Nikki wants is to save Jack before it's too late. All Cole wants is to find his queen - and he thinks Nikki is the one. Both determined, both desperate, Nikki and Cole form a tense alliance, leading them on a dangerous journey to The Heart of The Everneath.
summary from goodreads



this means one thing...I really need to get my hands on that Everneath copy in the bookstore... O_O :)))

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (3): triple trouble part 1

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating


Silver by Talia Vance

 Expected publication: September 8th 2012

 An Irish heritage, Celtic myth, and deadly beauty

In eighth grade, Brianna did something so dreadful she was suspended and homeschooled. No one could explain what happened that night . . . except Brianna’s Irish grandmother, who gave her a silver charm bracelet and told her to wear it until she turned seventeen. Ever since she slipped it on, Brianna has felt like she’s invisible. People stare right past her as if she doesn’t exist. And that includes Blake Williams, the one boy she can’t resist.

But everything changes in one frozen, silver moment when Blake sees her—and recognizes what she’s been hiding. Brianna is descended from Danu, the legendary Bandia of Celtic myth. Yet before she can fully understand who or what she is, Brianna accidentally binds her soul to Blake—whose tribe has spent the last thousand years hunting Danu’s descendants to protect humanity.


Redemption (Hearts of Stone #1)

by

Expected publication: September 8th 2012 

 Guillaume: For five hundred years I’ve existed as a gargoyle. Perched atop an old Montreal church, I’ve watched idly as humanity wanders by. With the witch Marguerite gone, there is no one left to protect, nothing to care about. I never planned to feel again. But then a girl released me from my stone restraints, allowing me to return as a seventeen-year-old human boy. I must find out all I can about this girl’s power...

Aude: Getting attacked twice in as many days is strange in itself, but even stranger is the intriguing guy I keep running into. There’s something so familiar about him, like a primal drum rhythm from my dreams. But spending time together only raises more questions—about my heritage, a native Mohawk prophecy... and an unearthly magic threatening our city...


 



Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles #1)

by Gena Showalter

Expected publication: September 25th 2012

 She won’t rest until she’s sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever.

Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.

Her father was right. The monsters are real….

To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn’t careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies….


I wish I could go back and do a thousand things differently.
I'd tell my sister no.
I'd never beg my mother to talk to my dad.
I'd zip my lips and swallow those hateful words.
Or, barring all of that, I'd hug my sister, my mom and my dad one last time.
I'd tell them I love them.
I wish... Yeah, I wish

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Swoon #YABound (2)

Hosted by YA Bound

It's that time again! We created a HOT meme, and if you're new to the game, here's how to join in the fun:

From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.

Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog! We want to know :-) -YA Bound

  Right now I am still SWOONING over THE PLEDGE by Kimberly Derting


When his lips reached mine, my heart stopped beating, its cadence lost on our kiss.
I closed my eyes, telling myself to pull away from him, but I was incapable of
following through with that one simple action.
It was tentative at first, just the slightest encounter of our lips as they brushed
ever so lightly together. A feather’s touch . . .
lighter even. My thready pulse spoke its own recognizable language.
But then I moved—closer, though, not away as I’d warned myself I should—answering
his tender request with my own.
Telling him that I wanted more.
His fingers laced through my still damp hair then, hauling me against him until we
were chest to chest and mouth to mouth.
I reached for his shoulders, clinging to him as I parted my lips, unsure of my
actions, but needing to be closer. His tongue slipped inside my mouth, and my veins
were infused with liquid fire, making me shiver with both need and fear.
Never had I wanted something so badly in all my life.
Never had I been so frightened of my own emotions. - From a chapter in The Pledge

SWOON #YABound

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (2): double trouble part 2

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating

Hello there!!! this will be my second entry for WoW~!! Comments please and thank you!!! :))) 


Onyx (Lux #2) by

Expected publication: August 14th 2012

Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…

Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarre connection. I’ve sworn him off even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But against all common sense, I’m falling for him. Hard.

Our relationship issues aren’t out biggest problem…

The Department of Defense is here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we’re linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And when a new boy shows up a school with a secret of his own, things get complicated fast. I need to choose between my own instincts and Daemon’s.

But then everything changes…

I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. Daemon’s never going to stop searching until gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies.


 Kissing Shakespeare

by

Expected publication: August 14th 2012

Miranda has Shakespeare in her blood: she hopes one day to become a Shakespearean actor like her famous parents. At least, she does until her disastrous performance in her school's staging of The Taming of the Shrew. Humiliated, Miranda skips the opening-night party. All she wants to do is hide.

Fellow cast member, Stephen Langford, has other plans for Miranda. When he steps out of the backstage shadows and asks if she'd like to meet Shakespeare, Miranda thinks he's a total nutcase. But before she can object, Stephen whisks her back to 16th century England—the world Stephen's really from. He wants Miranda use her acting talents and modern-day charms on the young Will Shakespeare. Without her help, Stephen claims, the world will lost its greatest playwright.

Miranda isn't convinced she's the girl for the job. Why would Shakespeare care about her? And just who is this infuriating time traveler, Stephen Langford? Reluctantly, she agrees to help, knowing that it's her only chance of getting back to the present and her "real" life. What Miranda doesn't bargain for is finding true love . . . with no acting required.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Unearthly (Unearthly #1)

Unearthly (Unearthly #1)

by

In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees . . . .
Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn't easy.
Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place—and out of place at the same time. Because there's another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara's less angelic side.
As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she'd have to make—between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?
Unearthly is a moving tale of love and fate, and the struggle between following the rules and following your heart.
**got summary from Goodreads

Firstly, Okay I shall admit it. At first I was reluctant at having my mom buy this book for me. But then I decided to just go ahead and let my mom buy me this book. BEST DECISION I HAVE MADE!!! :))) This book is great!

Now that I have finally finished the book I can't wait to be the next one! The story of Clara a human and a quarter part angel who dreams of her purpose, a bit of how it is human like. Because like they say we all have a purpose in our world. :) Reading the 1st book was a lot of fun. I mean it shows the usual problems of being someone new in town. 

Clara as described in the book is a girl who is used to having everything go easy for her. But it's not usually like that, when Clara and her family moved, everything to her didn't really seem to come easy. Especially after she meets the boy who is the one in her dreams. Christian in the book is described as a god like person who is perfect at every thing. And to Clara he is her purpose. But then she meets Tucker, the brother of one of her new found friends. Tucker in the book see,s to be the guy who dislikes Clara, but as the story progresses turns out he likes her. Especially after they spend time together on Clara's birthday.

 What can I say about Unearthly? Well, to me it is a different take from the Angel/ Nephilim stories that I've read. This book takes on the characters with angel blood dreaming about their purpose and going to the place of where it is. At the same time it still has that awesome romance thing going on :)) But really after reading the first book, I can't decide which team I should go with... TEAM TUCKER? or TEAM CHRISTIAN? another reason as to why I can't wait to see what will happen to book 2! :))




 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Vengeance (Transcend Time, #2)

Vengeance (Transcend Time Saga #2) by

How far would you go to get revenge?

When Chelsea Givens discovered that her ex-boyfriend Drew dumped her to be with her former best friend Lizzie, she'd never felt so betrayed in her life. Then her new friend Shannon tells her she can help set things right. Chelsea's willing to listen, but what Shannon wants her to believe -- that she shared a past life with Drew -- is impossible. And what she wants her to do to get him back … well, it's downright crazy.

Could Shannon be telling the truth? And if she is, what lengths will Chelsea go if it means making Lizzie pay?

Find out in Vengeance, the second part of the Transcend Time Saga.

*Vengeance is the short story that bridges the events in Remembrance and the final novel in the Saga.


All in all feelings... :a must read in order to understand book 3 of the entire story, 4 star, and YES! IT MADE BOOK 3 A BOOK I CAN'T WAIT TO READ!!! :)) 


Remembrance (Transcend Time Saga #1)

Remembrance (Transcend Time Saga #1) by

Lizzie Davenport has been reincarnated from Regency Era, England ... but she doesn't know it yet.

Then Drew Carmichael transfers into Lizzie's high school at the beginning of the year, and she feels a connection to him, almost like she knows him. She can't stop thinking about him, but whenever she tries talking with him about the mysteries behind her feelings, he makes it clear that he wants nothing to do with her. Reaching him is even more difficult because she has a boyfriend, Jeremy, who has started to become full of himself after being elected co-captain of the varsity soccer team, and her flirtatious best friend Chelsea starts dating Drew soon after his arrival. So why can't she get him out of her mind?

Even though Lizzie knows she should let go of her fascination with Drew, fighting fate isn't going to be easy.
 **got summary from Goodreads

*sigh* This book is just...how do I say this...umm...PURE AWESOMENESS!!! a must read for me and a book that I will definitely re-read before reading book 2!! I mean it pretty much makes me want to re-read it at least once every week! and I love the 2 main love birds here. LIZZIE and DREW!!! their story is just sweetness! If you've read a story about living a past life and falling for that same person you did in that past life all over again then this is what you have to read!! :) The story, just really got me hooked that I can feel my heart clenching tight, every time there is this moment between Lizzie and Drew! >///<

Remembrance, is a book that talks about how Lizzie after meeting the new guy in school Drew, slowly begins to realize how truly unhappy she is with her current relationship with her current boyfriend and best friend Jeremy, when she starts seeing that the two of them are drifting apart. At the same time meeting Drew also pulls her to him as well. Oh wait I did say that this story is reliving past lives right? Well it is! As the story progress Lizzie keeps having flashback experiences to the era of 1800's. 

Drew on the other hand continuously pushes Lizzie away at first. Meaning...one moment he is all friendly with her and the next he sort of tells her to go mind her own business and then he's being nice again. Can a guy get anymore confusing than that!? Well, no worries cause there is a reason to that! :))

The same time though it also tests the friendship, Lizzie has with her best friend Chelsea and her soon to be Ex but also her best friend Jeremy. But...I just have to say this! I feel sorry for Lizzie I mean her best friend in the book at first seems pretty much okay to me but as it turns out she really isn't! she doesn't even understand Lizzie well enough! and Jeremy, as the story progressed his true self pretty much revealed itself and it's just plain ugly! But these two characters do make the story more interesting as well since they pretty much make Lizzie and Drew truly realize how much they want each other. :) So I'm still happy with them being in the book. :)) 

Hopefully though I won't totally hate Chelsea when I read "Vengeance", since my dislike level for her is like in 60% already that's because of what happened in the last few chapters in the book. Jeremy though is another thing I 100% dislike that guy, beyond any level. :))

All in all feelings... : Heart Clenching sweetness and hurtfulness, 5 star!!, a definite MUST READ AND RE-READ cause I like it so much!!! :)) 

**Note: Reading it and sharing my thoughts on it TOMORROW!!! 



Friday, June 8, 2012

The Pledge (The Pledge #1)

 **warning may contain some mild spoilers 


 

The Pledge (The Pledge #1)

by

In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, results in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina has always been able to understand the languages of all classes, and she's spent her life trying to hide her secret. The only place she can really be free is the drug-fueled underground clubs where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. It's there that she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy named Max who speaks a language she's never heard before . . . and her secret is almost exposed.

Charlie is intensely attracted to Max, even though she can't be sure where his real loyalties lie. As the emergency drills give way to real crisis and the violence escalates, it becomes clear that Charlie is the key to something much bigger: her country's only chance for freedom from the terrible power of a deadly regime.
** got summary from Goodreads 

I finally got to read this book!!! After having my dad buy me this for my 20th birthday all those months ago, I finally read it! yeay! Applause for me! hahaha. :) 

Anyway, this book is really great! In the book it shows how people are divided into classes according to the language they speak. To me that point in the book reflects the way our society is also divided into classes, only here we are somehow divided by our place in the world. If we are in the Lower class, Middle class, or the Upper class. Well that's what I think. :D 


Besides that the book also introduces us to Charlaina or Charlie, the female main character who can understand all the languages of the classes. In their world a person with an ability like hers could be arrested or killed, which is why their family has kept her ability a secret. When Charlie meets Max, a mysterious boy who keeps appearing wherever she is and says she intrigues him; she also seems to be in a way attracted to him. But at the same time she worries of the secret he's hiding and of the language he speaks that she has never heard before. Then sometime in the story she meets Xander who is just as mysterious as Max.

As the story progress, so does the problems. Especially when the capitol is attacked by the group of resistance. Charlie's parents are then forced to ask Charlie to take her younger sister Angelina to a safe place. And when she does guess what she finds out soon enough that Max, turns out to be a member of the royal family, the grandson of Queen Sabara.

Soon enough though she finds herself and her sister in the base of the resistance, and the leader is none other that Xander. Not only that but Brooklyn her best friend is part of the resistance as well. A lot to handle right? Well, the story just get's interesting more and more. She soon finds out that her parent's has been keeping secrets about their true identity.*drum roll* :)) Turns out her father is royalty. Which make Charlie and her sister princesses. Get a hold of that. :) Another reason why I fell for this book more, it surprises me with every chapter. :) I didn't know why I had to wait this long to read this book it's amazing! and after reading the Epilogue chapter of the book...I CAN'T WAIT FOR BOOK 2!!!

There's not a lot to say really but this the book All in all: Awesome.got me hooked up. 5 Stars! must read! :D 

  

Expected publication: January 1st 2013 






Thursday, June 7, 2012

Swoon #YABound (1)

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 Right now I am still SWOONING over EXISTENCE by Abbi Glines.


His mouth found mine instantly. His teeth nipped my bottom lip
and then he gently swiped his tongue over the bite. My first
taste of him sent my world spinning. Somehow I’d known it
would be like this. I grabbed handfuls of Dank’s shirt. I
needed to keep him here against me, finally allowing me to
have what I’d been craving. His arms tightened around me
and I heard a moan in the darkness but I wasn’t sure if it was
his or mine. My purpose in life was complete. There was
nothing else I wanted or desired more than this. There was a
darkness pulling at us, I couldn’t grasp what it was exactly
but even through the haze of pleasure I knew it was there.
Dank trailed kisses down my neck and murmured words I
didn’t understand. I released his shirt to grab his face,
hungrily bringing his mouth back to mine. His hands slowly
ran up my back and slipped over my ribs. My breath hitched
as his thumbs grazed the bottom of my bra. Dank tore his
mouth from mine, panting loudly. It thrilled me to see him
as needy as I was for this.
“I can’t, Pagan. I want this so damn bad. But I can’t.” - From a Chapter in Existence :)

SWOON #YABound






Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Shadows (Lux 0.5)

Shadows (Lux 0.5) by

The last thing Dawson Black expected was Bethany Williams. As a Luxen, an alien life form on Earth, human girls are…well, fun. But since the Luxen have to keep their true identities a secret, falling for one would be insane.

Dangerous. Tempting. Undeniable.

Bethany can’t deny the immediate connection between her and Dawson. And even though boys aren’t a complication she wants, she can’t stay away from him. Still, whenever they lock eyes, she’s drawn in.

Captivated. Lured. Loved.

Dawson is keeping a secret that will change her existence...and put her life in jeopardy. But even he can’t stop risking everything for one human girl. Or from a fate that is as unavoidable as love itself.
**got summary from Goodreads 

 As far as I can say, Ms. Armentrout did it again!!! Her book on Daemon's brother Dawson and his brother's girlfriend Bethany really got me especially their end. By the time I finished the last chapter of the book I was in tears. My thoughts were on, "No~!!! Dawson...Bethany..." *tears*. I swear after reading this story cried at the ending. It's just so sad. I feel for Daemon in the ending especially. :( 

can't really say much but these: Awesome. Made me cry. 5 Star! :)

Waiting on Wednesday (1): double trouble :)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating

My first Waiting On Wednesday!

Awry (The Archers of Avalon #2) 

by Chelsea Fine

 Expected publication: June 12th 2012

Sometimes love is meant to be. But sometimes love...is the death of you....

Seventeen-year-old Scarlet has just died. Only, dying isn't unusual for a girl under a centuries old curse that left her semi-immortal.

This time, though, she comes back to her current life instead of awaking in a new one, and she realizes the curse is changing. Together with the immortal Archer brothers, Scarlet must piece together her life and try to break the curse before her impending death comes again.

Enshadowed (Nevermore #2)

by

Expected publication: August 28th 2012
Varen Nethers is trapped in a perilous dream world -- a treacherous and desolate realm where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life. Isobel Lanley, plagued by strange visions and haunted by the nightmares of Varen's creation, is the only one who can save him.
Isobel knows that her only hope lies within a Baltimore cemetery. There, in the early morning hours of Edgar Allan Poe's birthday, a mysterious stranger known as the "Poe Toaster" will make his annual homage at the legendary poet's grave.
Only the Poe Toaster holds the key to the way between worlds. But even greater dangers lie ahead for Isobel. An ancient evil, draped in veils of white, is watching, challenging her for Varen's affections. When Isobel finally finds Varen, he is no longer the quiet and brooding boy who once captivated her, but a dark force, powerful and malevolent.

Cover Reveal: Finale (Hush Hush 4) :)

Finale (Hush, Hush #4) by

Expected publication: October 23rd 2012
Nora is more certain than ever that she is in love with Patch. Fallen angel or no, he is the one for her. Her heritage and destiny may mean that they will always be enemies, but there is no turning her back on him. But now they face their biggest challenge. Can their love survive a seemingly insurmountable divide. And in the end, will there be enough trust left to rebuild what has been broken? The lines are drawn - but which sides are they on?
 **Got summary from Goodreads

Anew (The Archers of Avalon #1)

Anew (The Archers of Avalon #1) by Chelsea Fine

Two years ago, Scarlet awoke in the forest alone, afraid, and unable to remember anything. Lost and confused, her life was a mystery...until she met a boy with a familiar voice.

Gabriel Archer has a voice from her past, and Scarlet's determined to remember why. She immerses herself in his life only to discover he has a brother he's kept hidden from her: Tristan Archer.

Upon meeting Tristan, Scarlet's world becomes even more muddled. While she's instinctively drawn to Gabriel, she's impossibly drawn to Tristan--and confused out of her mind. As she tries to piece together her history Scarlet realizes her past...might just be the death of her
**got summary from Goodreads

I'm so glad I finally finished this book , after my busy schedule. High Five people!! :D Anyway, Anew was not only able to capture my attention with it's beautiful cover, but also with it's very interesting plot of a love triangle. My thoughts about Scarlet the female main character at the first few chapters is that it's sad that she doesn't have any memory about anyone. But at the same time when her friend Heather and the person who adopted her appeared in the story it seems that her life is pretty well. I mean having a friend like Heather, would be someone I myself would love to have around. Especially since she helps Scarlet keep her mind of things and she is a very cheerful person to.Which is good for Scarlet considering her situation in the story.

When the Archer twins first showed up my first though was "Oh this is where the fun starts!". Which is true by the way. I mean not only did Scarlet start to have a love life, some of her memories even started coming back. Well, after she busted Gabriel's secret of having a twin brother named Tristan, of both of them knowing Scarlet in the past, of them telling her their past together. Oh and let's not forget the curse that hunts all three of them.

Okay, so my thoughts about the Archer brothers. Well, Gabriel Archer to me is someone who parents would most likely approve their daughter to date. As long as they don't know about the immortality thing and the curse, he's okay. Especially since in his relationship with Scarlet, he is pretty loyal, sweet, caring, kind and all those other good guy traits with a slight hint of mysteriousness of course. Tristan Archer on the other hand would be the opposite of Gabriel I believe. Although after reading Anew I'm leaning on TEAM TRISTAN! :) Well, he is the opposite of Gabriel for me since he is like that one dark, mysterious kind of guy that I'm sure parents won't like their daughter hanging out with or dating. But nowadays teenagers don't really care what their parent's think so...yeah. hahaha!! :)) Besides that I think that in the ending of the story there really is more about Tristan and Scarlet in the past. :D

Oh! let's not forget Nate! the other immortal. Who like video games! :)) I would really like to have him as a older brother or a best friends the awesomeness of Nate being in the "cave" :))

All in all, 5 of 5 stars to Anew and I totally can't wait to read Awry! AWESOME!!! :)

OUT ON JUNE 12, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

ArmchairBEA Day 2: Best of 2012!

Design credit: Nina of Nina Reads

My Best of 2012. This has NO GIVEAWAY mind you. The books I'm glad I read during this summer.This list is in no particular order. As I believe all the books I read for me is in top 1. :)



Destiny's Fire by Trisha Wolfe

 Summary is in Goodreads

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Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

 Summary is in Goodreads

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Existence by Abbi Glines

Summary is in Goodreads

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Die for Me by Amy Plum

Summary is in Goodreads

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Nevermore by Kelly Creagh

Summary is in Goodreads

My Thoughts (click here)