Saturday, March 31, 2012

IMM (3)

Hello fellow Unforgettable Bloggers!

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi The Story Siren! 

This week has been an exciting week for me! I joined twitter yesterday and so far am having so much fun on it. Yesterday, I also launched my very first Giveaway! You can enter it here! My birthday is this coming thursday and I'm very excited to celebrate it! April is my favorite month!

Now for the books I recieved this week! 
In the mail I received:

So, what did you get in the mailbox this week?
I'm really jealous at anyone who received an ARC of The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Rachel's Radiant Birthday Giveaway!

"Spring is here. The sky is strawberry blue. Whoaa. Folks outside sing as if they knew." 

It's my Birthday Month! My birthday is this coming Thursday, April 5!
I decided it to celebrate it with you, my unforgettable followers, by hosting my first ever giveaway! This giveaway is to rejoice in my birthday, celebrate my fantastic followers and adorable comments I receive on my blog. Thanks to everyone who has enjoyed my blog so far! I had so much fun the last three months chatting on GoodReads, commenting and reading other blogs, and creating reviews. 

Rachel's Radiant Birthday Giveaway will run from March 30, 2012 to April 15, 2012.

Five choices of a printed book and one winner! 

1. Must be 13 or older.
2. Open internationally, anywhere the Book Depositary will send! 
3. The winner will be chosen completely randomly by Rafflecopter,
4. The winner will be notified by email and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. 
5. Have fun! 
The Rafflecopter is at the bottom of the post!

The marvelous choices:

1. This is the first book in an unforgettable and drama-filled series I love. I am sure that every reader will find something they love about this book. Whether it would be the writing, the characters or the plot. I feel extremely connected with the characters in this series and can talk about it for days! 

2. This book is a brilliant historical fiction novel on a horrible historical event that I feel everyone should know about. It is beautifully written and I love the part after the book were Sepetys discusses her beliefs on the events that transpired. I cried after reading this book (I rarely cry for books) It was that moving, That sad. That amazing.

3. I offering a copy of The Mockingbirds as a choice because I loved the story of a teenager standing up against oppression while dealing with uncertainty of what really happened. This is an amazing, reflective book on social issues that remains intriguing and engaging.  

4. One of my all-time favorite writers is Richelle Mead so I'm offering a copy of the first book in the Vampire Academy series. For those who have not had the chance to try this series out, should definitely start this series soon! 

5. I am very sad about how the Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz is now over so I decided to offer a copy of Scorpia Rising. This is the final chapter of the Alex Rider series, but can be easily read without reading the rest of the series. Though I'm sure once you finish this book you will want to read the rest of the amazing series! Also I couldn't not offer a book by an author born on April 5! 

Thanks for entering! 

I joined Twitter! Join the YA scavenger hunt!

Hello my Unforgettable Readers!

I just joined twitter last night! You can follow me @rachelubooks 

There you can learn all about cool events, catch links of my latest posts, chat with me many times a day! 

Also, I am talking part of an unforgettable scavenger hunt where I'm learning exciting facts about some of my favorite authors and new ones! And you can enter to win up to 60 signed books! For more information, check here!

I hope everyone is having a marvelous friday!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Feature and Follow (8)!

Hello Everyone! Welcome to Unforgettable Books!

Feature and Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee! It is a fantastic way to gain followers, meet new followers and bond over answers to an incredible question of the week!

Today, I officially started Spring Break so I am really happy and relaxed! 
I am really excited for April, my birthday month! I'm excited to read everyone's answers!

The question of the week: Do you read books one at a time or do you switch back and forth between two or more?

My answer: I usually read one book at a time because I like to enjoy the book I'm reading and not have to deal with to many conflicting plot lines at the time. Recently I tried to start reading a printed book at the same time as a digital one, but I had a hard time reading the digital one because I want to complete the printed book's story. 

Thank you for visiting!


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Blogspiration (3) Woodpecker

Blogspiration is a new weekly meme hosted by GrowingUpYA andSaz101. The meme was created to help spark inspiration among bloggers, readers and writers alike. An inspirational quote/picture/video  is posted weekly, on the day of the author's choosing, so that it may inspire creativity, conversation or just a little SOMETHING.

This is one of my favorite memes! 

The quote I choose is from my favorite novel as a child. I always loved  unique story ,  Holes,  by Louis Sachar. The following quote is the song the Yelnats family sang. The purpose of the song was that once another family member sang this line to a certain person, the other person's life would be better. This is a bittersweet line that I love to sing because of its sweetness.

"If only, if only the woodpecker cried, the cry of the wind was a little bit softer."

How much hope can belong to one bird?

Have a wonderful Wednesday! 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Hunger Games Movie Review

Hello Fellow Readers!
I hope everyone is having a great week so far!

I was finally able to see the Hunger Games Movie last Saturday with my best friend and ,wow, I was amazed. This was one of the most amazing film film adaptions I have seen. The movie was not as praiseworthy as the book, but it was enjoyable and memorable.

The bit of bad.

I disliked how the whole Avox plot line was ignored. Its not the fault of the screen writers, but my favorite line in the book was not in the movie at all. How would they been able to know the impact on one person of a single line.

In the book, that line was when Katniss hears Rue breathing behind the trees and then walks up to Rue and say, "You know, they are not the only ones who can form an alliance."
I love this line because it illustrates the caring nature of Katniss and shows that how much she really wanted to team up with Rue. It reveals her bitterness to the Careers and fits perfectly with a game show.

What makes this adaption so gratifyingly good!

The costume designer! Katniss's dress for the interview scene was magnificent! I love the bright red flames that burst when she spins, and the bright red color of the dress. The costumes for all the characters were amazingly artistic and beautiful. The clothes matched perfectly with what I imagined the crazy Capital citizen's clothes to be.

The cinematography! Wow. The arena and the woods surrounding District 12 were beautiful. I adore the shots created in the woods and would love to experience the natural environments of those woods. The visuals of the movie caused me to want to be one with nature. The shot of the sky when Rue died was heartbreakenly gorgous to make me feel even more melancholy then usual during that scene.

The characters matched the cast! Jennifer Lawrence was a perfect Katniss. She shined with the same natural gruffness and determination of her character. There was not one moment when Lawrence strayed away from her character. I was surprsied at how much I liked Lawrence because I wished that Hallie Steinfeld, the amazing actress in True Grit, should have been chosen for that part. My other favorite actor was the Donald Sutherland who played President Snow. This actor stood out to me because of his innate creepiness and distinguishing facial expressions.

Well, those are the highlights of my opinon.
What did you like or dislike about this movie?

Saturday, March 24, 2012

IMM (2)

Hi Fellow Wonderful Bloggers! 

I hope everyone had a wonderful week and enjoyed the Hunger Games movie! 

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme where everyone gets to share the books they bought during the week! It is hosted by Kristi, the Story Siren!

This week I won:

The Hunger Games Companion by Lois H. Gresh and Hunger Games swag from Jen at YA Romantics for winning a giveaway. It a great book for anyone, like me, who loves the thrilling Hunger Games Series. 

I also received Miss World by Randi Black from the other Jen at Can'tPutDown for winning another giveaway. I know, I was so surprised when I received two emails saying I won a giveaway. 

This week I bought:

A signed copy of Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter and a signed copy of Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins from my favorite independent book store. I was so sad that I was unable to attend their marvelous signing. I enjoyed both books very much. You can read my review of Out of Sight, Out of mind here and my review of Spell Bound here! 

Thanks for visiting and I hope you come again soon! 
What is in your mailbox?
Was there any author signings that you wished you were able to go to?

Friday, March 23, 2012

Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins

"People are so rarely villians in their own minds" - James Atherton

Hailed as “impossible to put down,” the Hex Hall series has both critics and teens cheering. With a winning combination of romance, action, magic and humor, this third volume will leave readers enchanted.

Just as Sophie Mercer has come to accept her extraordinary magical powers as a demon, the Prodigium Council strips them away. Now Sophie is defenseless, alone, and at the mercy of her sworn enemies—the Brannicks, a family of warrior women who hunt down the Prodigium. Or at least that’s what Sophie thinks, until she makes a surprising discovery. The Brannicks know an epic war is coming, and they believe Sophie is the only one powerful enough to stop the world from ending. But without her magic, Sophie isn’t as confident.

Sophie’s bound for one hell of a ride—can she get her powers back before it’s too late?

(Synopsis provided by GoodReads and quote provided from Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins)

Rating: 4 Stars!

May contain spoilers! (Sorry I loved this book too much)

There is nothing like the feeling after you finished a book where you feel at ease and amazed. Where, although the ending is not happily ever after, its real, special and memorable. Where you wish there could be one more page of the glorious book you just read.

I am feeling all of that right now and more. I just finished the last book in the Hex Hall Trilogy, Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins. Spell Bound was a grand finale that I will remember for years to come! It was not perfect but it was excellent. There were several memorable lines. My favorite is the line on top of my review!

From the moment I startted the book, I was engrossed in the book's tale.The dedication to my favorite heroine, Holly Short, was a phenomenal and surprising beginning. The quotes from Alice in Wonderland coincided with the story nicely. I liked how creative Hawkins became as she was perfecting this finale. I liked how satisfying these incorporations were because they made me feel more connected to the author. 

What I love most about this book is how connected I was too the characters and how the story was action packed with exciting mysterious revealed. I enjoyed the imaginative and detailed descriptions of the settings and events. Hawkins writing made me scared at certain points and caused me to care about her characters profoundly.   

I am so sad about a certain character's death. I was not expecting this person to die because I thought no main character was going to die. The way Hawkins wrote the death scene and Sophie's reaction after it was awe-aspiring. 

My favorite chapter was Chapter 23 because what Elodie did in this chapter was hilarious and memorable. I really loved Cal in this scene. This scene was so exciting and full of tension and well-written. I have now read it five times and still am not bored of the sweet scene. 

There are one part of the book that caused me to remove a star. One, I disliked how Sophie and her talented friends did not specifically outsmart the villain but the villain put herself unrealistically in the exact place that Sophie wanted her to be. I disliked how easy and short the concluding fight scene was. 

Still, the characters were as hilarious as ever. Sophie told hundreds of jokes and was a very mature leader. Jenna was so sweet and cute. Archer was smart and brave. Cal was so self-less and Elodie was the most amazing ghost ever. 

I felt happy when I was right that Sophie's mother was a member of the red-headed-league. I usually would love to be surprised, but this circumstance made the book awesome. I loved learning the Bradnick's side of the story and meeting Sophie's mother's family members. I really like Izzy, Aislinn and Torrin. They were great new characters and marvelous fighters. I loved reading the fight scene at the beginning of this book between Izzy and Sophie. Also, there is nothing like a magic mirror who can tell prophecies.

Overall, I loved the book and hope everyone buys the Hex Hall series sometime in their life! 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Golden Lily First Chapter!

Hello Fellow Readers! 

I just found the amazing first chapter of the Golden Lily by Richelle Mead on the
 Entertainment Weekly website. You can read it and a short interview here!

 I loved it but was disappointed on how there was no Adrian, my book boyfriend, in it. Hopefully the next excerpt released will have many great Adrian moments and we will finally be able to see how Dmitri and Adrian react around each other. This a wonderful, well-writened and detailed chapter.
I can't wait to read the full book!

Who else is a Bloodline's or Vampire Academy fan? I would love to chat about the excerpt with you in comments. I will reply to everyone!

I'm so vivacious right now!

Waiting on Wednesday (8)

Hello fellow readers! 

Waiting On Wednesday is a wonderful weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine!

Take A Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg: Publication Date- April 1, 2012

Emme, Sophie, Ethan and Carter are seniors at a performing arts school, getting ready for their Senior Showcase recital, where the pressure is on to appeal to colleges, dance academies and professinals in show busines. For Sophie, a singer, it's been great to
be friends with Emme, who composes songs for her, and to date Carter, soap opera hearttrob who gets plenty of press coverage. Emme and Ethan have been in a band together through all four years of school, but wonder if they could be more than just friends and bandmates. Carter has been acting since he was a baby, and isn't sure how to admit that he'd rather paint than perform. The Senior Showcase is going to make or break each of the four, in a funny, touching, spectacular
finale that only Elizabeth Eulberg could perform.
(Synopsis provided by GoodReads)

I discovered this book monday afternoon when I was blog hopping and found a review on this book at Sagacity Quest. As soon as I read that reveiw, I knew I wanted to read this book. It sounds like it has everything I love in a contemporary novel. From multiple distinct perspecitives to music to exciting drama to being well-writen (well at least the excerpts I read through this books blog hop are. You can visit the excerpts here), I know this is the perfect book for me. I am now super excited for this book. 
The excerpts are marvelous and all the reviews I read on GoodReads 
and blogs urge the greatest of this hopefully amazing book.

 I strongly believe that Carter is going to be my favorite character
because I loved his excerpt the most and can strongly relate
to the desire to break away from a established lifestyle.

What are you waiting on this wednesday?
I would love to hear your stories on how you stumbled upon books you can't wait for!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

Hello Amazing Readers!

Demonglass is an amazing sequel of the Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins. This series is a tale full of death, betrayal, humor and romance. This story explores the charming setting of a country mansion in London as Sophie spends her summer with her dad and the Council of Prodigium. She has to deal with a scary demon-killing organization that the boy she loves is apart of and learns a terrible secret. 

This book definitely fits my sequel syndrome; my tendency to love sequels the best in series. Other books that caused this delightful disease include: Stargazer by Claudia Gray, Frostbite by Richelle Mead and Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter. 

This book was extraordinary. I read Hex Hall a few months before I read this book and enjoyed it but did not see it as special. I was expecting to find a normal book that I would soon forget when I started this book. Instead I left reading this book feeling amazed. The story seems similar to other books in the paranormal genre, but, in my view, the writing, characters and plot twists in this book are remarkable.

There are so many hilarious lines in this book. I laughed so many times today as I read this book for the tenth time. All the jokes made this book so engaging. I cannot think of one page where I was bored. The story constantly changes and every time I read this book I achieve some new realization. Reading this book feels the same as watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I did not want the story to ever end. At the end of every chapter I was wishing for the next fight scene to come, the next big secret reveal.

Sophie is a fantastic heroine. She is warm, hilarious and cool. She can fight and is realistically struggling with her rare magical abilities. I love seeing Sophie's point of view of everyone in this book because she takes part of amazing adventures with sly humor. 

I love the romantic scenes between Sophie and Archer. I like how there struggling romantic relationship has nothing to do with how they do not know they are in love but has to deal with society issues. 

I find this book special because it shocks me and all the characters are develobed. It deals with strained father-daughter relationships, teenage struggles, fun parties and marvelous descriptions of setting and action. 

I think anyone should read this book when the want a fantasy story that is well-writen, delightful and leaves you wishing the story never ended. I cannot wait to read Spellbound later this week when it finally arrives at my local independent bookstore!

What are you waiting for? By this Five out of Five star book!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Claire Read's Giveaway!

Happy Saint Patricks Day! 

What formidable giveaway is happening right now? Claire Reads is giving away awesome books here. Here blog is amazing and you should check it out and enter her giveaway today!

Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter

Happy Saint Patricks Day Everyone! 

The last thing Cammie Morgan remembers is leaving the Gallagher Academy to protect her friends and family from the Circle of Cavan--an ancient terrorist organization that has been hunting her for over a year. But when Cammie wakes up in an alpine convent and discovers months have passed, she must face the fact that her memory is now a black hole. The only traces left of Cammie’s summer vacation are the bruises on her body and the dirt under her nails, and all she wants is to go home.

Once she returns to school, however, Cammie realizes that even the Gallagher Academy now holds more questions than answers. Cammie, her friends, and mysterious spy-guy Zach must face their most difficult challenge yet as they travel to the other side of the world, hoping to piece together the clues that Cammie left behind. It’s a race against time. The Circle is hot on their trail and willing stop at nothing to prevent Cammie from remembering what she did last summer.
 (Synopsis provided by GoodReads)

This is a brilliant book. I made the mistake, the first time I read this book, of rushing through the book too quickly to learn the truths of all the secrets this book reveals. I was speed reading so much, that I was unable to appreciate the wonderful writing style and characters of Ally Carter. I was able to enjoy this book much more the second time because I slowed down and became marveled at the excitement and maturity of the characters.

It is amazing how much Cammie and her friends, Macey, Bex and Liz, have changed since the first book. They are now more mature and more careful because they acknowledge that the adventures they go on are serious. They still manage to have fun and love Rome. I found their friendship is still strong but much more strianed. That made sense because Cammie left them worrying for months. I was laughing when Cammie became jealous of Bex and Zach new close friendship. I thought it was a great idea to have Zach be close and have a real conversation with Cammie's friends. I disliked how Zach seemed to only talk to Cammie in the other books. 

I was completely surprised at all the revelations. The revelations were all perfectly paced, realistic and moving. All the fight scenes and escapes were amazingly detailed. I was complete scared during the moment where Cammie remembered what happened to Summer Cammie. 

The characters in this book are outstanding. I was so glad when a certain male character returned in this book. I missed him so much in the fourth book and liked how he knows the truth. I am so afraid for this character in the next book. I like how this books makes me feel connected to the characters. I would love Cammie as a best friend. She is so friendly, caring, creative and intelligent. 

Over all, I found this book a formidable addition to the amazing Gallagher Girls series. I just wish that the next book would come out six mouths from now instead of most likely two years. I felt a little disconnected and confused during the first part of this book because he last book came out two years ago. 

Once, I remembered all the facts, I completely enjoyed this action filled book. If you like this series and books about spies taking action, you must read this book. 


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Feature and Follow (7)

Happy Friday!

Feature and Follow is a weekly meme hosted by AllisonCanRead and Parajunkee. It is a fantastic way to meet new bloggers. I hope everyone is enjoying the spring weather! 

This weeks question:

Q: What is the best book you've read in the last month? What is the worst book you've read in the last month?

My answer:

My favorite book this month was Rivals by Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur. It had everything I hope for and love in a book; good writing, fantastic characters and drama. I am good at finding something good in every book I read so I will not mention any horrible books. 

Weekly Update: 
This week I had a chance to read two books that I have be waiting excitedly for awhile. Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter and Rivals by Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur (Review here

How was your week?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (6)

Hello Everyone, I hope everyone had a great Tuesday and is enjoying their Wednesday morning. Last night I read Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter completely. Actually I just finished it. It was amazing!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill and Breaking the Spine where bloggers can share what they are looking forward the most to read this week.

Now, this wednesday, I am waiting for a third book in a trilogy I enjoyed. This trilogy contains ghosts, evil dolls, and fierce, scary spirits. I love the writing and the story-lines in this trilogy. The synopsis of this book makes me really want to read it right now.  

 Isn't the cover horrific? 

It's been three months since Alexis helplessly witnessed Lydia Small's violent death, and all she wants is for her life to return to normal.
But normal people don’t see decaying bodies haunting photographs. Normal people don’t have to deal with regular intrusions from Lydia’s angry ghost, sometimes escalating to terrifying attacks.
At first, it seems that Lydia wants revenge on Alexis alone. But a girl from school disappears one night, and Alexis spots one of Lydia’s signature yellow roses lying on the girl’s dresser the next day. Soon, it becomes clear that several of Alexis’s friends are in danger, and that she's the only person who can save them. But as she tries to intervene, Alexis realizes that her enemy is a much more powerful ghost than she's ever faced before... and that its fate is tied to hers in ways she couldn't possibly imagine.
Not even in her worst nightmares.
(Synopsis Provided by GoodReads)

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

Monday, March 12, 2012

Blogspiration (2) and Blogs To Talk About!

Hi Everyone! 

Blogspiration is a new weekly meme hosted by GrowingUpYA and Saz101. The meme was created to help spark inspiration among bloggers, readers and writers alike. An inspirational quote/picture/video  is posted weekly, on the day of the author's choosing, so that it may inspire creativity, conversation or just a little SOMETHING!

One day, I was looking through my late grandmother's old books and I found an old dusty, brown hardcover book. On it was a signature dedicated to my Grandmother from the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. The first poem I saw is a line that I still cherish today.

"My candle burns at both ends/It will not last the night;/But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends/It gives a lovely light." -Edna St. Vincent Millay

This marvelous quote is all about appreciating the amazing, perfect moments of the past and to be happy when those moments happen. This quote also began my journey to loving poetry. I hope everyone tries reading poems. Edna St. Vincent Millay is one of the funniest poets ever. 

Here is a poem I wrote awhile ago of me speaking to Edna's luminescent candle. 

Dusty laces of red hair
Scatter around you

Resting on the table
You lie and burn bright.

As time goes on you flicker on and off.
First on your right end and then your left.

You won't last the night
As time goes on you will dim, flicker, burnout.

Reflected in your magnificent light
I remember happy memories of times of joy.

Like you, my time may be short.
Still, I will remember you,
my candle of light.

I hope you enjoyed my Blogspiration and create your own!

Now, Stephanie at Little Red Reads has interviewed me. I hope you visit her amazing blog and read the interview to learn a little bit more about me. 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Rivals by Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur


It's impossible to say I did not love this book because I did love it. Reading the book was an amazing break from reality into an exciting world of prestige, rivalries, friendships, fights and college education. I loved the creative writing styles that the Kunze used throughout the book; the magazine editorials, the text messages, the invitations and the emails.

I found myself laughing at nearly every page as I read this book. I found myself curious to find out all the secrets that this book encountered. I enjoyed the surprise in finding out who was the Pudding Dues hero, and reading about all the exciting events and conflicts Callie confronted.

What I liked best about this book was how it never has a boring moment and how the writing flowed so nicely. I liked how the character's relationships were constantly changing; one moment Callie and Clint's relationship was perfect and the next jealously between the two soared. I also liked the amazing way secrets were slowly revealed, such as the reason for Grace and Lexi's rivalry. The seemly unimportant lines that I do not pay attention to the first time I read the book, I later realized it was foreshadowing a later event.

My favorite of those lines included when Callie saying the Gregory "Are you thinking about applying for a job?" (198 Kunze) and Gregory saying "Maybe." (198 Kunze) This subtly implied a certain misfortune.

The side characters were the best part of the book. Vanessa, Gregory, Mimi, Matt, Dana, Alessandra, Grace, Lexi and OK all had there own personalities and were easy to relate too. They made the book shine into a waterfall of excitement. It is impossible to say exactly what I like about these characters, but each of them play a fundamental role in this book. The book would not be the same without them.

I took away one star due to the main character Callie.  I have compensated for her naivety the last two books because I understood what it's like trying to fit into a new school where everyone else seems to know each other perfectly. I understood why she lied in the last book was because she was stressed and did not want to ruin her relationship with Clint and her reputation. But in this book, she had a perfect opportunity to tell Clint the truth and really should not have invaded his privacy. I feel that Callie has not yet risen up to strong heroine and protagonist land. I hope that in the final book she finally learns that truth equals happiness, lying equals misery. I also hope she just appreciates her friends.

During the last two books and the beginning of this book, I really liked Clint as a character. I liked how the love triangle in this book was composed of two boys that I thought were reasonable for Callie to date. But in this book, Clint shows his weak side and completely ignores how mean Lexi really was to Callie, after he learned what she did to Callie in the previous book. I do not know how Clint expected Callie not to become jealous or mad when he started spending time with Lexi again. I still like Lexi as a character because she is the perfect devious and intelligent villain. Though she was a bit insecure. I really do not like how Clint acted towards Callie during this book.

Back to the amazing truths of this formidable book!

This book relates a real problem that people face today; the results of financial issues eventually crashing down. I was completely surprised when I learned of the financial issues a certain character faced in this book. I felt sorry for him and I admire his stamina of this dismal occurrence. I am really worried about him. I love books where I feel connected to characters and wish I could solve their problems. 

I visited my sister a few times at college during Parents Weekend, so I loved reading about the Harvard version of parents weekend. Vanessa's mom was the best. I had a great time reading about Callie's father for the first time. I enjoyed reading how her father frazzled a professor and her father's conversation with Gregory. 

Basically, this book is should not be missed. I typically enjoy Paranormal books more than Realistic Fiction, but found this book addicting and fun read. The story is exciting, I feel connected to most of the characters and I feel the desire to read it again. I hope everyone tries this book out. It is a prefect book to read when you are stressed. Once you start reading it, you will not want to stop.

Title idea for the next and last book:

Since the next book's title is not yet released, I will tell you an idea I created and find as a perfect match to what I feel the next book is going to be based.


This would be a impeccable title because the next book is all about figuring out and solving the mystery of who is the IvyInsider. 

I hope you try this series out!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Feature and Follow (6)

Hi Wonderful Readers! I hope everyone had as great a week as I had.

Feature and Follow is a weekly meme hosted by AllisonCanRead and Parajunkee. It is a formidable way to make new blogger friends. Also, there are usually amazing questions to answer that is different each week.

This week question is...

Have you ever looked at a book's cover and thought, this is going to be horrible? But, was instead pleasantly surprised? Show us the Cover and tell us about the book? 

My answer is....

I always read books based on an exciting synopsis or plenty of good reviews. A cover of a book I love that I do not view highly is Stargazer by Claudia Gray. I love this amazing story set in a vampire boarding school that reflects the old rivalry between vampires and vampire hunters. The books send a chill down my spin and I adore all the characters. However, the cover is not awe inspiring or pretty. I like the attempt of an artistic self-portrait but find it a bit ugly. Well, thats my opinion of the cover. What is yours?

Friday Update:

This week I won two book awards, wrote a review on Scarlet on A.C Gaughen, celebrated the release of Rivals by Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur and Balthazar by Claudia Gray, shared a Waiting on Wednesday post, visited many amazing blogs and took part in an amazing and thought provoking meme called Blogspiration hosted by Kristen at GrowingUpYA and Sarah at Saz101

What are you plans for the week? 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

Hello Everyone!

This past Saturday, Danielle at Entertaining Interests gave me the Liebster Award. I never heard of it before  so I am thankful for her introducing it to me. I am a proud recipient of this great award. I like this award because it brings hope and shows new bloggers or bloggers with few followers that they do have great blogs. Also, I love the pretty heart in the picture! This award is for a great blog with less then 200 followers. 

The Rules: 
  1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them. 
  2. Nominate up to five(5) others for the award.
  3. Let them know by comment on their blog. You can even send them a tweet. 
  4. Post the award on your blog.
  5. Follow my blog and at least consider joining the A to Z challenge
The blogs I am giving this reward too have great reviews and are amazing bloggers. Some I even found today. 

Thanks Danielle! I hope the new award winners enjoy this great award!