Sunday, October 30, 2011

Forgotten by Cat Patrick

Forgotten
Forgotten
Author: Cat Patrick
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 288
Rating: Five Unforgettable Stars! 
Each night when 16 year-old London Lane goes to sleep, her whole world disappears. In the morning, all that's left is a note telling her about a day she can't remember. The whole scenario doesn't exactly make high school or dating that hot guy whose name she can't seem to recall any easier. But when London starts experiencing disturbing visions she can't make sense of, she realizes it's time to learn a little more about the past she keeps forgetting-before it destroys her future. 

Part psychological drama, part romance, and part mystery, this thought-provoking novel will inspire readers to consider the what-if's in their own lives and recognize the power they have to control their destinies. ~Goodreads
Dudes, how much it would suck not being able to remember anything that you did yesterday? Nothing. Not what you picked out to wear, not what you ate, what you learned in class or the hot guy you talked to, flirted with and perhaps kissed! Forgotten totally boggled my mind and hooked me from page one!

I felt so bad for London! She’s completely likeable and she's just this genuinely happy person even though she has to deal with this miserable brain re-set every. Single. Day. And although some of her decisions made me want to slap her (umm...why on EARTH would she not mention !*#$@% in her beddy time notes?!?!) I still totally loved her and want to be friends with her! :P

Then we have Mr. Hottie! Aka Luke! *Sighs* Luke...Luke Henry...GAH! He is cute and friendly and compassionate and amazing....it’s basically impossible not to fall for him! He’s so patient with London and has to be one of the most incredible guys ever! Oh, yeah! And he has dimples! *swoons!*

Mysterious, intriguing, romantic, funny and mind-blowing! I couldn’t put this book down until I finished!! Luke and London are adorable together and this book is a must read! I can't wait to read more by Cat! :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: EVERNEATH

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading!
To participate all you have to do is:

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 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!

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This book was TOO AMAZING to only do one teaser! So, once again, i'm cheating the system and posting 2 teasers that are more than 2 sentences a piece! Sorry! I JUST CAN'T HELP IT!! Both of the boys in this book are SO SEXY and adorable and funny and did i say sexy!?! They both deserved some attention, so check 'em out!  
Everneath (Everneath, #1)
He pressed his lips to the base of my neck, and heat rushed to my cheeks. “I love making you turn red,” he whispered.
“It doesn’t take much. We’re in the middle of the hallway.”
“You want to know what else I love?” His tone was playful.
“No,” I said, but he wasn’t listening. He took his fingers and lightly trailed them up my spine, to the back of my neck. Instant goose bumps sprang up all over my body, and I shuddered.
“That.”~ARC Pg. 16
Annnnd for some reason I thought that the next quote was, like, the funniest thing ever!! I laughed so freakin' hard. Okay, go read it and let me know if you pee your pants! :P
“Look, Nik, I know you don’t like public scrutiny lately. If you stand off to the side, all mopey and such, without a date, you’ll stick out like a nun at a strip club.” He leaned in.  “Trust me, I’ve seen one. A nun at a strip club, that is. Everyone was staring at her.”~ARC Pg. 178
HAHAHAHA! oh man....Cole...*wipes tears* he's hilarious! Be sure to pick this book up in January! It's incredible and you will NOT be disappointed! 

Monday, October 24, 2011

SPOOKTACULAR Giveaway Hop

MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA! *cough cough cough* Dang it! My evil laugh is rusty! This ruins the whole effect for the giveaway! *pouts* 




Oh, you don't care about my evil laugh? You just want to know what you can win? Well. Fine then. 
Prize Pack #1: Drakis and Mermaids and Werewolves OH MY!
Firelight (Firelight, #1)Forgive My Fins (Fins, #1)Nightshade (Nightshade #1)

Prize Pack #2: Angels and Ghosts and Zombies OH MY! 
Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna #1)Cold Kiss

2 lucky book lovers will either win ALL of Prize Pack #1 OR ALL of Prize Pack #2! HURRAY! I love Halloween!! And I LOVE ALL of the books shown above! SQUEEE!! So much paranormalness and so much amazingness in each of those books!


To enter fill out THIS FORM!
US/CANADA ONLY!


Now go hop on over to some more spooky giveaways!  

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready

Shift (Shade, #2)
Shift (Shade #2)
Author: Jeri Smith-Ready
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 367
Rating: 5 Stars!
Team: Still LOGAN!! <3 Obviously! 
Aura’s life is anything but easy. Her boyfriend, Logan, died, and his slides between ghost and shade have left her reeling. Aura knows he needs her now more than ever. She loves Logan, but she can’t deny her connection with the totally supportive, totally gorgeous Zachary. And she’s not sure that she wants to.

Logan and Zachary will fight to be the one by her side, but Aura needs them both to uncover the mystery of her past—the mystery of the Shift.

As Aura’s search uncovers new truths, she must decide whom to trust with her secrets…and her heart.~Goodreads 
Shift...I hated it, I loved it, I kissed it, I punched it. Fer realz.

I didn’t think that this book could even come close to the amazeballness that was Shade—but it was just as mind-blowing! Not only were all the discoveries totally INSANE, but the character developments were amazing!

My advice for when you read Shift: GRAB TISSUES! You WILL cry! (or maybe I’m just weird like that?) Guys, there were so many parts in which I cried because I am a freak. Also because I am IN love with Logan...*SOBS* Logan...I cried at parts that weren't even sad. This book is so heart wrenching, the tears will flow on their own. Uncontrollably.<--once again...maybe that's just me? But even the little details that were in the story added such a HUGE emotional punch. You can not NOT at least sniffle a bit! 

One thing I will never understand is how Jeri can put SO MUCH depth into one scene. She is just an incredible, incredible writer. (i luff her a lot...but like...not in a creepy way...)

Oh, i almost forgot to mention that other guy, Zach ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... I’m not even going to say anything about Zachary. I like him just fine (lie)....but Logan is my babe! 

Back to the action! The actual Shift is so freakin’ crazy! I want to know everything about it...NOW! I can't wait for Shine & to find out everything that's been undiscovered! But...but...but...i can wait. Because once this series is over i will be SO depressed. It's my ALL TIME favorite! waaaah! 

YOU NEED TO PICK UP THIS SERIES IF YOU HAVEN’T!

SQUEEE me loves this COVER

Oh my gosh! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH!! The cover of Until I Die (Revenants #2) was revealed today and EEEEP! It's SO EFFIN' GORGEOUS!! I love, love, LOVE IT!! Die For Me was one of my favoritest books that i read this year, so i'm extremely excited for the sequel! ME NEEDS MORE JULES!! <3 Anyway take a look for yourself and let me know what you think!! 

Until I Die (Revenants #2)

*GASP!* It's so pretty, right?!!? Don't you LOVE it!? Don't you want to MARRY it!?! Yep...*sighs* it's perfect! 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine! And this week i am waiting on:
SlideVee Bell is certain of one irrefutable truth—her sister’s friend Sophie didn’t kill herself. She was murdered. 

Vee knows this because she was there. Everyone believes Vee is narcoleptic, but she doesn’t actually fall asleep during these episodes: When she passes out, she slides into somebody else’s mind and experiences the world through that person’s eyes. She’s slid into her sister as she cheated on a math test, into a teacher sneaking a drink before class. She learned the worst about a supposed “friend” when she slid into her during a school dance. But nothing could have prepared Vee for what happens one October night when she slides into the mind of someone holding a bloody knife, standing over Sophie’s slashed body. 

Vee desperately wishes she could share her secret, but who would believe her? It sounds so crazy that she can’t bring herself to tell her best friend, Rollins, let alone the police. Even if she could confide in Rollins, he has been acting off lately, more distant, especially now that she’s been spending more time with Zane. 

Enmeshed in a terrifying web of secrets, lies, and danger and with no one to turn to, Vee must find a way to unmask the killer before he or she strikes again. ~Goodreads. 

Huzzah! I’m in need of a good murder mystery and this sounds like just the book! Sliding into other people’s minds? How effin’ crazy would that be?! The cover is absolutely gorgeous annnnd I’m betting this Zane character will be too! :P

I can’t wait for this one to come out in March!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Dreaming Awake

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading!
To participate all you have to do is:

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 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!

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Dreaming Awake (Falling Under, #2)A red petal floated past me and then another. Slowly, they began falling from the sky like unhurried snow. The black ones were interspersed lightly throughout, but when I put my hand out to catch one, it was heart shaped. ~ARC Page 9
Haden hung his head, raking his fingers through his inky locks. He wore rings on each of his fingers and his nails were painted black. ~ARC Page 121


ZEEEEEP! More Under! SQUEEEEE! More Haden! Man, I love these books... they’re so fantastically amazing. If you haven’t read Falling Under yet, you should really check it out! 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Scorpio Races ARC Winner!

The winner of The Scorpio Races is:
Lyssa Anne!
Thanks to everyone who entered! Some of the names you guys picked for your horses were sweet as eff! Some of my favorites were: Strider, Water Lily, Lethe, Silvermist, and Poseidon! OH! and Jelly. BAHA! 


*pouts* Now i want a water horse! 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

Silence (Hush, Hush, #3)
Silence (Hush, Hush #3)
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
Pages: 438
Rating: 3.5 Stars! 
The noise between Patch and Nora is gone. They've overcome the secrets riddled in Patch's dark past...bridged two irreconcilable worlds...faced heart-wrenching tests of betrayal, loyalty and trust...and all for a love that will transcend the boundary between heaven and earth. Armed with nothing but their absolute faith in one another, Patch and Nora enter a desperate fight to stop a villain who holds the power to shatter everything they've worked for—and their love—forever.~Goodreads

Silence had action, suspense, and a delicious dash of Patch...err...I mean romance! If you loved the first 2 books in the Hush, Hush Saga then this one is definitely a must read!

Oh my Patch! He was so perfect in this book! He was way less cocky (not that I minded his cockiness!) he wasn’t so overbearing (again, not that I minded his protectiveness!) and he was so, so sexy. If there’s one word that comes to mind when I think of Patch, it’s sexy. *sighs* Plus in this book, he wasn't afraid to show his vulnerable side and that made him not only sexy but absolutely adorable! How much he matured stunned me! He finally decided what’s most important to him and what he wants most in life which is, obviously, Nora!

Nora, Nora, Nora! Holy Crap! That poor girl! I can’t believe...I didn’t think...WAIT! WHAT HAPPENED TO HER!? Is this FOR REALZZ?? AH!

I didn’t see any of THIS plot line coming! When I read somewhere that, "the noise between Patch and Nora was gone"...I wasn’t expecting it to be gone gone, like *spoiler* no-memory-of-their-relationship gone! What the hellz!? The first half of the book drove me insane, and it was a tad slow. But then BAM! things get CRAZY! Like CRAZY GOOD! Becca knows how to do a crazy plot twist like nobody’s business! 

I can’t say much else without giving the story away...but it was pretty freakin' incredible! I'm super excited to see where the conclusion of this saga will go! HURRAY FOR A 4TH BOOK NEXT FALL!

Oh! And the ending WAS a cliffhanger, but it’s not too terrible! So don’t you even worry! :)  

Monday, October 10, 2011

Music Monday ♫

It's Monday, Monday, Monday <---sang in the tune of "Friday" by you know who....  

Annnyway! Here are 2 songs i've been jammin' to!


Hurray! Another remix by the Biebs! Is it weird that my favorite part is when he says, "bartendin' & strippin' baybaay?" O_O






      
Sorry...but i really love this song! IT'S. SO. CATCHY! 










Were they good!? Bad? HORRIBLE!? You tell me!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Darker Still ARC Winner + The Scorpio Races Giveaway

And the winner of the signed ARC of Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber is: 
Amber!
Thanks to everyone who entered! I loved all of your answers! Some of you said you'd want the ability to come and go in the painting as you please (me too!) And some of you said you wouldn't even wanna take the risk of getting stuck inside! It all depends on the painting I guess! 

Okay and now for the next giveaway: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater! 
The Scorpio RacesIt happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die. 

At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them. 

Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. But fate hasn’t given her much of a chance. So she enters the competition — the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.~Goodreads 


To enter just fill out THIS FORM!
Ends October 13th
US ONLY (sorry!)  

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Lola and the Boy Next Door
Lola and the Boy Next Door
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Publisher: Dutton
Pages: 338
Rating: 5 SPARKLY SPUNKY STARS! 
Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion . . . she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit -- more sparkly, more fun, more wild -- the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood. 

When Cricket -- a gifted inventor -- steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.~Goodreads
 Oh, Lola. I loved her SO FREAKIN' MUCH. I loved her crazy costumes, her wacky wigs, and her bubbly personality! I loved her hopes and dreams and her insecurities and fears...she was just so realWhy on EARTH would she want to be like Calliope!? Calliope was a mean turd! And Lola was just so sparkly and funny and unique and inspiring! I want to be herrr!!

So, I was kind of surprised that Lola was dating someone like Max. I mean, even though I actually liked him while they were together, they never really flew off the page for me. I saw no SPARK...ya know? Lola was just so in love with him and Max barley wanted to put in the effort at Sunday brunch with her family.

Speaking of which, HER DADS!!! OMG! They're probably my favoritest thing about this book! NO. LIE. They were super protective and totally funny and so FREAKIN’ cute! Pretty sure they’re the best parents I’ve ever read about! They should have a spin off! Between them teasing Lola and hounding Max, they always got me to giggle! Yeah- I love, love, love, loved them!

And HOLY SNAP! On the topic of EXTREME love, guess who’s back!!?  YEP! YEP! Yep! Anna and St. Freakin’ Sexy Clair!! YAHOOOOOO!! I almost peed myself with excitement! AH! I heart them so much, gosh why are they so effing amazing together?! ZEEEEP! I was soo happy Lola worked with them! They played an absolutely fantastic roll in the story!

Now, you're probably wondering about the other boy who happens to appear in this wondrous story....Oh. My. Cricket! How freaking awkward and rambly and adorable was he?! Super! Annnnd he was just such a GOOD guy. Perfect for Lola! But oh crap. Member she had a boyfriend!? Daaaaaang!

But that didn’t stop me...errr I mean Lola...from wanting to see Cricket. And when he tells her all these things I got...I mean... Lola got all confused about her feelings and just angst! angst! angst!

Cricket + Lola + Window meetings = 
Cricket + Lola + Walks = ♥ 
Cricket + Lola + Naked Tiger Lady = ♥ 
Cricket + Lola = ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 

Picture the perfectest couple ever (soo, basically Anna & St. Clair....) and times their perfect adorableness by 50 million and you'll get Cricket and Lola!

Honestly! Stephanie Perkins knows how to write a FREAKING AMAZING COUPLE!! Her writing is pure brilliance and I think I may be in love with her.....

If you loved Anna and the French Kiss, there is no way you won't love LOLA!! Definitely pick this book up...yesterday! 


oh! and sorry about all the "freakings!" 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

colors





Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine! And this week i am waiting on:


Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love. 

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so. ~Goodreads
SQUEEEEEEEE!!! I'M SO, SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK!! I’m excited for more kick-assery, more tatts, more fractions, MORE FOUR!! EEEP! Divergent was amazeballs and it left me dying for the next one! MORE FOUR! MORE FOUR! MORE FOUR! That’s what I really want! :P

Annnnnd how INCREDIBLE is THAT cover?! I LOVE IT!! It's so freakin' BOMB!! I think I like it more than Divergent’s cover!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Top Ten Book Endings That Left Me With My Mouth Hanging Open:


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish! And it's pretty much amazeballs!!

Each week they post a new Top Ten list that one of the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. And everyone else is welcome to join too! So without further ado, here is this weeks Top Ten Tuesday picks!

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1. Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready— Really. Really? REALLY?! THAT’S HOW YOU’RE GOING TO END IT?!! “Wow.” That’s all I gotta say about that! :P
Wolfsbane (Nightshade, #2) 
2. Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer— Oh. My. Eff. NO! Just no. The whole damn book I was waiting for this moment! FOR. THIS. MOMENT. And right when I get there—BAM! It ends! Yeah, you know what I’m talking about! *cough, Ren, cough*

3. Delirium by Lauren Oliver— O_O When i finished this book I may have screamed and cursed and cried. I could NOT believe that’s how the story ended. Why!? Why, oh why?!!? *SOBS*  Dudes...the ending still haunts me to this day! GAH! I need the sequel! 

If I Die (Soul Screamers, #5)4. If I Die by Rachel Vincent— This book...THIS BOOK!! SO. MANY. HEARTS. Oh my gosh, the ending was SO FLIPPIN’ MINDBLOWING!! I was freakin’ out, sweating, crying, swooning, you name it—it happened during the ending of this book! EEEEEEEEEP! Just thinking about it gives me the butterflies! SQUEEEEEE!

5. Vanish by Sophie Jordan— WHAAA?! Where are the last 100 pages!? What’s going on?! What’s going to happen?! AHHHHH!! This whole book was incredible and the ending was a HUFE cliffhanger...IT LEFT ME SPEECHLESS! I didn’t even know how to form words after I finished this book. I was in a slump for dayzzz!! The ending was pretty much bomb! 

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)6. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins— The Epilogue, Real or Not Real? Unfortunately, real. This book left my mouth hanging open in an oh-my-gosh-is-this-epilogue-for-real kind of way....I think we should just all pretend that the epilogue never happened.

7. Enclave by Ann Aguirre— I repeat, WHAA? Where are the last 100 pages?! What’s going on!?! What’s going to happen!? AHHHHHHHH!

If I Stay (If I Stay #1)8. If I Stay by Gayle Forman— One more time, WHAAA? Where are the last 100 pages?! What’s going to happen?! AAAAAHHH!!! My. Heart. Died. A little with this ending. I had all this hope and then—BAM! It ends. To say I cried massive amounts of tears would be an understatement.

9. Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel— Okay so the ending only had me worried for like 2.5 seconds because I flipped a couple of pages and BAM! An excerpt from Stolen Nights! Does it count if I say the end of that excerpt left my mouth agape?! Because it was CRAZY! DUDES! HE. IS. ALIVE! And that’s all I’m sayin’!

Crescendo (Hush, Hush, #2)10. Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick— ARE YOU FOR REAL?! I just found out who the Black Hand was and then-BOOM! (I picked a new explosive sound...) It ends. One of the most cliffiest cliffys ever! Thank GOSH SILENCE IS OUT TODAY! HUZZAH!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

ARC Giveaway: Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber

Darker Still (Magic Most Foul, #1)The Picture of Dorian Gray meets Pride and Prejudice, with a dash of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

New York City, 1882. Seventeen-year-old Natalie Stewart's latest obsession is a painting of the handsome British Lord Denbury. Something in his striking blue eyes calls to her. As his incredibly life-like gaze seems to follow her, Natalie gets the uneasy feeling that details of the painting keep changing...

Jonathan Denbury's soul is trapped in the gilded painting by dark magic while his possessed body commits unspeakable crimes in the city slums. He must lure Natalie into the painting, for only together can they reverse the curse and free his damaged soul.~Goodreads 




I was lucky enough to meet Leanna at ALA and she was awesome! We talked about our mutual love of Michael Jackson! heehee! And I also got not 1 but 2 copies of her BEAUTEOUS book! So I thought I would do a giveaway for one of them! Oh! And it's signed!! 


All you have to do to enter is fill out THIS FORM! 


US ONLY! (sorry)
Ends October 5th!