Saturday, December 28, 2013

December Wrap-Up

Breaking Dawn - Stephenie Meyer   ****
Masque of the Red Death - Bethany Griffin   ***
Pretty Little Liars - Sara Shepard   *
Poison Study - Maria V. Snyder   *****
Assassin Study - Maria V. Snyder   ***
Magic Study - Maria V. Snyder   *****
Crescendo - Becca Fitzpatrick  ***
Angelfall - Susan Ee  ****
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer - Michelle Hodkin  *****
Walking Disaster - Jamie Mcguire  ***
Incarnate - Jodi Meadows  ***
Asunder - Jodi Meadows  ***
Bloodlines - Richelle Mead  ****
The Golden Lily - Richelle Mead  ****
The Indigo Spell - Richelle Mead  ****
The Fiery Heart - Richelle Mead  ****
Fracture - Megan Miranda  **
Perfect Chemistry - Simone Elkeles  ***
Rules of Attraction - Simone Elkeles  ***
Chain Reaction - Simone Elkeles  ***
Paper Towns - John Green  *
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares - Rachel Cohn & David Levithan  ****
Vacations From Hell - Compiled by Libba Bray  ***
The Truth About Forever - Sarah Dessen  **
Keeping the Moon - Sarah Dessen  (unfinished)
Just Listen - Sarah Dessen  ***
What Happened To Goodbye - Sarah Dessen  **
Love and Other Perishable Items - Laura Buzo  *
Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snorting - Louise Rennison  ***
On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God - Louise Rennison  ***
Knocked Out by my Nunga Nungas - Louise Rennison  ***
Emerald Green - Kerstin Gier  ****
Obsidian - Jennifer L. Armentrout  ****
Onyx - Jennifer L. Armentrout  ****
Opal - Jennifer L. Armentrout  ****
Origin - Jennifer L. Armentrout


Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Haul Part 1

So for Christmas I received:

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Box Set by Rick Riordan
Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan
Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi
Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead
 The Fall of Five by Pittacus Lore
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

Then today I went to a used book store and got a few books.

The Diviners by Libba Bray
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Also I was in Target and picked up:

Teardrop by Lauren Kate

And since I also got a bunch of cash and amazon gift cards I ordered some books from that so I'll post that in my Christmas haul part 2.

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Blogmas Day 8 - 2013 Debut Authors

Debra Driza with Mila 2.0
Kasie West with Pivot Point
Amy Tintera with Reboot
Joelle Charbonneau with The Testing
Christa Desir with Fault Line

Thanks for reading!

Blogmas Day 7 - Most Beautiful Covers

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Thanks for reading!

Blogmas Day 6 - Books I'm Getting For Christmas

These are the books I'll be receiving for Christmas.

Vampire Academy series - Richelle Mead
Percy Jackson series - Rick Riordan
Heroes of Olympus series - Rick Riordan
Shatter Me series - Tahereh Mafi

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Blogmas Day 5 - New Series Of 2013

This is the list of series that released the first book in 2013 that I have read and particurally enjoyed.

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancy - I gave this book 4.5 out of 5 stars and the sequel, the Infinite Sea comes out next July.

The Progam by Suzanne Young - I gave this book 4.5 out of 5 stars and the sequel, The Treatment comes out next April.

Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza - I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars and the sequel, Renegade comes out next May.

Pivot Point by Kasie West - I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars and the sequel, Split Second comes out next February.

Those are the new series of 2013 that I recommend. Thanks for reading!


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Blogmas Day 4 - The Great Twilight Debate

So everyone knows the opinions surrounding Twilight and I thought that I would throw in my opinions for you guys.

Now, personally, I love Twilight, its one of my favorite series.  I feel like a lot of the hate that Twilight gets is from Harry Potter fans who say that it is horrible and Harry Potter is the best thing to ever exist.  But can we just separate Harry Potter from Twilight for a minute. Because they are absolutely nothing like each other so how is it fair to compare them to each other.  Yes the movies were terrible but the movies didn't have the same feel as the books so just give it a chance and if you don't like it that's fine but don't judge it until you've read it okay? Okay.  Now I'm going to stop rambling but seriously take this into consideration and leave your opinion inn the comments.  Thanks for reading!


Blogmas Day 3 - Books I Need To Reread

There are many books I want to read again and I am going to tell you them. Yay! Joy!

First I want to reread the entire Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series because Snick is slowly working her way through them and she'll be talking about something that happened and I don't remember it so yeah. There's that.

Next, I want to reread Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door because they are so happy and sweet and Christmas should make you happy and I feel like it fits the mood.

And last, I want to reread the Gallagher Girls series and the Heist Society series because I love them and I want to read them again.

Thanks for reading!


Monday, December 16, 2013

Blogmas Day three

      On the third day of blogmas my true love gave to me, a Legend fanfiction. So this is a Day and June Fanfic. This is placed after Legend  so if you have not read it read it.

      Me and June sit in the back of the train car wrapped up in a blanket that we found. June's head is resting on my shoulder. I can feel her breathing. I woke up in the middle of the night thanks to my nightmares. I'm glad I didn't wake June up. A little bit of moonlight shines bright through the crack in the doors. I catches her dark hair and she looks gorgeous. My leg is bandaged up tight and her shoulder has scabbed over. I still am in shock that she gave up her high class life for a dirty street boy like me. I was just drifting off when she jolts awake with wide eyes and sweat streaming down her face. She looks around are realizes that she is in the train car.  Then she sees me. She falls into my arms and I hold her tightly. She starts to cry a little so I sing that Lincoln song. I have never been that good at singing but it does manage to calm her down. She barriers her face in my shirt. "It's OK were all right." I tell her. We sit here for a while. I start to get pain in my leg. She notices it and holds my head. Once that's gone, I let her sit on my good leg and whisper in her ear. "You know I love you. I always will." She smiles. "I know you do Day. I love you back." Then she falls asleep in my arms.

     What do you think? I think it turned out pretty good. I just love Jane and Day and the end of Champion crushed me. I need to do a book review on that. Happy twelve days of Blogmas.



Sunday, December 15, 2013

Character Interview-June

               Hey Grace here this is a character interview with our favorite prodigy, June Iparis. We will ask a series of questions and have June answer them.

S:What is your favorite color?
J: Gold because it reminds me of my Day.
S:How do feel about Metias being gay?
J:............ The only problem is that what would our parents think.........
S: How do you think Day is in Bed? 
J: ...... You people ask weird questions. Well, AMAZING! He is just so great. 
S: Are you and Day dating again?
J: Yea we are dating again. He is starting to remember me a little. He remembered that one night.......
S: Enough about Day. Omg I can't believe I just said that... Do your bangs ever get in the way?
J: Yea sometimes. I was running once and my bangs got in my eyes and I ran right into a pole.
S: So if you ever get married do you plan to have kids?
J: Maybe, It would be nice. It would be a lot of work though. 
S: Ok that's it for today. Bye June! Tell Day I said hi. 
J: Ok bye.

*Later that night*

      "Hey sweet heart, how was the interview?" "Those people were weird. They asked how you where in bed." ..........."What did you say?" "That you were amazing." Day smirks and wraps his arms around her. "Good to know."

Blogmas Day 2 - 2014 Reading Challenge

We will be doing this post together so I, Amber, will be in this font and color.

So I Grace will be in this color. 

So this is what we call, 2014 Reading Challenge.

We will be challenging each other to read five books that we have each picked out without the other knowing what it is.  So let us begin.

The first book I challenge Grace to read is Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater.

I wanted to read that. My English teacher showed me a book preview about it and it looked really good. It is on my never ending book list I have from Amber.

My first book for Amber who I know will not like the idea but I want her to read it because it was good, is The Journey Back, which is the sequel the Red Kayak. 

So you are right for once in your life.  I don't want to read this and now I'm going to have to reread The Red Kayak because I remember absolutely nothing from it.  Thanks a lot Grace.

The next book is going to challenge is Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead 
because the movie comes out soon and I want her to see it but she has to read 
the book first. 

I saw the trailer and the movie looks good. I guess it looks good. It is also on my never ending list of books to read. Like I said it is never ending.

My second book for my friend is Life as we Knew it. By Susan Beth Pfeffer.   I have not read it yet and since she is a faster reader than me I want her to read it first. (By the way I am right a lot more than you think OK. I have a 98 in science class)

Awesome, that's something that I had wanted to read.  It's even in my school 
library but I never pick it up.

My third book for Grace will be The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan because it's 
amazing and the Kane Chronicles is one of her favorite series but she hasn't 
read any Percy Jackson.

Again it is on my never ending book list. My little brother is reading though so I will ask him what he thinks. I saw the movie and people say it was nothing like the book. So yea....

My third book for Amber I know she will like is City of Heavenly Fire. I know she 
will like this because we fan girl about it. So once it comes out i know she will 
read it. So I am being a nice person. 

You are being a nice person. Quite a difference from usual. And the Percy Jackson movies didn't even follow the same plot as the books.  

My next book will be The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey because it's amazing and if I 
don't make Grace read it now then she won't ever do it so, you know.

You guessed it! This is also on my never ending book list! I know this girl in my 
class who read it and it's like her favorite book because I've seen her read it like three times so I will try to read it I guess.

My fourth book for her to read is Three Times Lucky by Sheila turn age. My English teacher last year read it and it looked kinda good. Same thing with Life as we knew it. She reads faster then me. 

Okay. I don't know anything about this but it sounds like its middle grade and yeah.  I guess we'll see

My last but definitely not least, and that sounded incredibly cheesy so we're going to forget that I said that, but it is Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. Grace just told me that she doesn't really want to read this and I was like omg you have to it's amazing and she was like idk so it has earned a place on this list. You're welcome.  And yes, you will thank me later.

Omg... Really. Your making me read that... We'll no offense to Stephenie Meyer. I guess I will my step mom is obsessed with. She has a giant cardboard cut out of Edward in her spare room.... Yea....

My last book is Forever Until Never by look oh ME!! Once I finish it also please edit it. I hope to get it finished by 2014. It was my nanowrimo book that I never even got close to finishing. I only got like a little above 11000 words... LOL

Haha..ok Grace whatever you say.

And to wrap it up, if we both finish all of the books for our challenge then we will buy each other a book of our choice.  Thanks for reading!

and Grace

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Blogmas day 1 - Books I want for Christmas

        Hey sorry everyone. I was doing nanowrimo so I didn't get to post anything plus I had this BIG paper I had to do to get my grade up. Any way HAPPY TWELVE DAYS OF BLOGMAS.  I am listing all the books I want for Christmas. I asked for a gift card so I can get them myself because I'm really picky about books.

Books I Want For Christmas

1. The rest of the Mortal Instruments
2. Infernal Devices
3. The Darkest Minds
4. Anna and the French Kiss
5. The faults in our Stars
6. The Book Thief
7. Hush Hush

So yea. We'll post day two later on in the night. So later!


Blogmas Day 1 - Books I Want To Buy Before 2014

There are many many books that I love and would like to buy, but with Christmas fast approaching I don't want to buy any books before then but I will be getting amazon gift cards and I will be spending those before the first of January, you know, after Christmas sales and all that swag.  I went through my amazon wish list and found the books I'll be buying very very soon.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and the Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin - I just finished the Unbecoming and I can't wait to read the Evolution so I'll definitely be picking those up.

Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue, and Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier - I read Ruby Red and Sapphire Blue earlier this year and I haven't picked up Emerald Green yet because there are a million holds on it at my library, and I wanted to buy them anyway. And they also have gorgeous covers so that's always a plus.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell - I loved Fangirl so I want to pick it up.  Not really anything else to say about that.

Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Mass - I loved these books so I want to own it.  Unfortunately, I will have to get Throne of Glass in paperback because they changed the covers and the first is very ugly so you know.

Poison Study, Magic Study, and Fire Study - I love these books so much. They are one of my all time favorite series and I really want to own them.

Thanks for reading and I'll see you tomorrow!

Friday, December 6, 2013

December TBR + Apologies + An Announcement- Mac

Hello everyone!  I am so sorry that it has been so long since we have posted anything, but both Grace and I were incredibly busy during November because of NaNoWriMo (I won.  Grace did not.)  But anyway, we did not have the time to post, so hopefully we'll be able to get back on track this month.  I also have an announcement.  I will be doing the 12 days of blogmas for the twelve days leading up to Christmas, starting on the 14th.  I also think that Snick is participating though I am not completely sure.

Anyway, on to the December TBR.  Now, if you are familiar with what I typically read in a month, then you will know that this is much less than I will probably read, especially with winter break coming up.  However these are some of the books that I most definitely plan to read.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer- Michelle Hodkin
Looking For Alaska- John Green
Incarnate- Jodi Meadows
Pretty Little Liars- Sara Shepard
Poison Study- Maria V. Snyder
Magic Study- Maria V. Snyder
Fire Study- Maria V. Snyder
Fracture- Megan Miranda

I am really excited to read all of these books, so if you have read any of them, let me know what you think.  I don't know if I will be able to post again before blogmas starts because I need to study for midterms (blech!) but I shall see you on the 14th.

Love you guys,