Friday, July 27, 2012

Blog 69 - An Update!

Hey everyone, so I just wanted to do a quick little post to apologize for my absence on the blog. I have been SUPER busy between my new job, taking two 6 week college summer classes (I have one week left), and my book revisions. I’m taking my Upper Elective courses (UE) that I need to graduate on time in December with my Bachelor’s degree. I’m currently taking Classical Mythology – I'm loving this class. My second class is Intro to Art (online).

So over the next week I will be finishing up my classes and planning some blog posts and some videos that I will be filming for my YouTube Channel (since I haven’t been posting there either). I do hope that you guys will check them out when I have posted new stuff.

I hope you are all finding great books to read! Happy Reading!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Blog 68 - A Victoria Schwab Giveaway

Hello there! I just wanted to create a quick little blog post to help spread the word about Victoria Schwab’s six month until The Archived comes out giveaway.

That’s right she is doing a giveaway where you could be the winner to 1 of 6 ARCs:

1. Burn for Burn by Jenny Han
2. Cursed by Jennifer Armentrout
3. Black City by Elizabeth Fleur Richards
4. The Innocents by Lili Peloquin
5. Fallen Kingdom by Morgan Rhodes
6. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

There you have it, the six titles that you can enter for a chance to win.
Here is the link to her blog post

You have until Friday July 27th at 9am to enter.

That is all from me for now. I will have more blog posts up soon.
Happy Reading everyone!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Blog 67 - Winners of the Giveaway!!

Hello Everyone! In this blog post I will be announcing the winners of my blog contest/giveaway. But first a few words!

I would like to say thank you to everyone who entered the contest. The blog post with the giveaway details on it ended up getting 234 page views. My highest viewed post. Also the giveaway itself closed with 959 entries. That’s a lot of entries. So thank you very much to everyone who participated.

Now for the winners:
Winner #1 which gets the signed copy of Tiger’s Curse is … A.J.
Winner #2 which gets the signed copy of Obsidian is … Daniela
Winner #3 which gets the pack of bookmarks is … Denise


Congratulations to the winners. I have sent you your emails, please respond within 48 hours or I will be picking a new winner.

I hope that everyone will stay and continue to follow my blog as I hope to do more giveaways like this in the future! I really enjoyed doing this giveaway.Thank you once again to everyone who entered, tweeted, followed, and commented on the blog! I really appreciate it!

Again, Congratulations to the winners, and as always Happy Reading!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Blog 66 - Wake by Amanda Hocking

Author: Amanda Hocking
Format: ARC (Advanced Reader’s Copy)
Pages: 309
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Publication date: August 7, 2012
ISBN-13: 9781280008121

About the Book
Gemma seems to have it all—she’s carefree, pretty, and falling in love with Alex, the boy next door. He’s always been just a friend, but this summer they’ve taken their relationship to the next level, and now there’s no going back. Then one night, Gemma’s ordinary life changes forever. She’s taking a late night swim under the stars when she finds Penn, Lexi and Thea partying on the cove. They invite her to join them, and the next morning she wakes up on the beach feeling groggy and sick, knowing something is different.

Suddenly Gemma is stronger, faster, and more beautiful than ever. But her new powers come with a terrifying price. And as she uncovers the truth, she’s is forced to choose between staying with those she loves—or entering a new world brimming with dark hungers and unimaginable secrets.

My Review
First, let me say this is the first book that I had read by Amanda Hocking.

Cover: I really enjoyed this cover. I love that this cover is an underwater cover that also shows you the above water world as well with the lighthouse and the moon. I absolutely love the blue color on the cover.

Character: I think I have a love/hate relationship with the main characters Gemma and Harper. I love Gemma and the fact that she was just living a normal everyday life with her swim practices and dealing with her mother who is ill. She gets turned into a siren not by choice, now she has to deal with this new supernatural life. However, the real love/hate I have is with Harper. I love that she wants to be protective of Gemma and her father, Brian. But at the same time I honestly love Harper more when Daniel starting coming into the picture. I understand that she wants to protect her sister since she practically raised Gemma but she also needs to learn to let Gemma live a little (and I’m referring to before Gemma was turned siren). Also the girls (Penn, Lexi, and Thea) I don’t really like them because they do seem creepy. Amanda Hocking did an excellent job in making them creepy.

Plot: I did enjoy this story as it is also my first mermaid/siren story that I’ve read. I like how Amanda Hocking created the details of Gemma finding the green scales in the shower, and she found more along the way. I also like that the death in the boys of the town are disappearing and nobody really puts the pieces together that the killings started when the 3 girls showed up in town. I really like that the ending was left open for sequels which I liked. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

Overall: I highly recommend this book, and I think it is a great read! It’s mysterious, creepy, yet exciting read.   

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Blog 65 - 1 Year of Blogging!

Today marks one year of blogging. Yes, the title says it all. To me it feels like I have just started blogging yesterday, but it’s been a year already? O.O I’m still learning new things everyday on the blogging side of things, but I’m getting there.

To celebrate my one year of blogging, I have decided that I will be doing a giveaway. In this giveaway I’ll be giving away:

 The Prizes

1 Signed Paperback Copy of Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck.

Would you risk it all to change your destiny?

The last thing Kelsey Hayes thought she'd be doing this summer was trying to break a 300-year old Indian curse. With a mysterious white tiger named Ren. Halfway around the world.
But that's exactly what happened.
Face-to-face with dark forces, spellbinding magic, and mystical worlds where nothing is what it seems, Kelsey risks everything to piece together an ancient prophecy that could break the curse forever.
Packed with magic, action-adventure, and romance, the epic
Tiger's Curse series will keep you breathless and yearning for more. (Synopsis from

1 Signed Paperback Copy of Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Starting over sucks.When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring.... until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.
And then he opened his mouth. Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something… unexpected happens.
The hot alien living next door marks me. You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades. If I don't kill him first, that is. (Synopsis from

 1 Envelope with 3 bookmarks inside! (See picture to the right)

There will be 3 winners to this blog giveaway.
1 winner for Tiger's Curse
1 winner for Obsidian
1 winner for the set of 3 bookmarks

 So what do you guys say?

You ready to win some books/bookmarks?

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