Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday [ 2 ]

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

Calla has always welcomed war. But now that the final battle is upon her, there’s more at stake than fighting. There’s saving Ren, even if it incurs Shay’s wrath. There’s keeping Ansel safe, even if he’s been branded a traitor. There’s proving herself as the pack’s alpha, facing unnamable horrors, and ridding the world of the Keepers’ magic once and for all. And then there’s deciding what to do when the war ends. If Calla makes it out alive, that is. 

In the final installment of the Nightshade trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Andrea Cremer creates a novel with twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat until its final pages. A dynamic end to this breathtaking trilogy

Only a couple more weeks. I have never been so impatient for a book!! If you haven't read the first book "Nightshade" GO! READ IT NOW!!! I can't wait to see how this ends. January 3rd 2012

Sunday, December 18, 2011

IMM [ 4 ]

In My Mailbox was created by Kristi at The Story Siren

Seeing as this is the weekend before christmas I don't have any books other then the ones I received via NetGalley. So I thought I would just list them below! XD

Halflings by: Heather Burch 
Tooth and Nail by: Jennifer Safrey
The Merchant's Daughter by: Melanie Dickerson
Pure by: Julianna Baggot

Thank you NetGalley and the wonderful publishers! :)

All of these will be reviewed on my blog, if you are interested in seeing a review of one of these on my youtube channel, let me know! Remember to leave a comment and a link to your own IMM so I may check yours out! 

Book Review: Tempest by Julie Cross

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Series: Tempest # 1
Edition: Paperback
Pages: 334
Rating: 4.5/5
Genre: YA science fiction
Release Date: January 17th 2012

*Won on Goodreads*

The year is 2009.  Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it’s just harmless fun.
That is… until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps. Now he’s stuck in 2007 and can’t get back to the future.
Desperate to somehow return to 2009 to save Holly but unable to return to his rightful year, Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he can about his abilities.
But it’s not long before the people who shot Holly in 2009 come looking for Jackson in the past, and these “Enemies of Time” will stop at nothing to recruit this powerful young time-traveler.  Recruit… or kill him.
Piecing together the clues about his father, the Enemies of Time, and himself, Jackson must decide how far he’s willing to go to save Holly… and possibly the entire world.

Okay let me start off saying that I was super lucky to be have won this on goodreads and given the opportunity to read it and review it before the release date. I classified this book as science fiction because it is about time travel and there is a love story intertwined but it definitely is something that involves theory which is science... right? ;P

I really enjoyed this book! Really interesting twist on time travel and a love story that had plenty of swoon worthy moments to gush over. I absolutely loved the relationship between Jackson and Holly, it was pure and real and something you can really relate to. I found myself wanting to read more and more about their relationship but was also completely interested in the time traveling aspect of the book as well. I guess you could say there was never a dull moment! I was a little worried at first with Tempest focusing on a male character if there was going to be love involved since I tend to like reading from a female perspective. However, Jackson was perfect. He had flaws like any normal person would which kept me reading because he NEVER got on my nerves!

The reason I did not give it a full 5 stars is because the information with the time traveling was a little bit confusing to understand at times. I found myself reading parts of the book out loud (Helps me think!) to help myself from being confused. I think she could have cut down a little bit with the amount of time travel because some of it was a little confusing. Other then that though it was really awesome!

I really look forward to reading the next book in the series since it left me wanting more but not in a "Grr what a mean cliffhanger" but in a way where I was really intrigued to keep going with the story. I just wish I didn't have to wait so long! Grr!

Click here for a tease of the audio book!

4.5 stars

HUGE thank you to Macmillan Audio who will be giving a fellow reader a free Audiobook of Tempest! I was so excited to be given an option to host a little giveaway and can't wait to see what you guys think! Make sure to click the link to listen to a little teaser of Tempest. :) GOODLUCK!

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

First blog giveaway :)

This is my first giveaway on here!! 3 lucky winners will give these books a home. <3
Only rule is you have to be a follower on my blog & twitter! :)

Book Review: The Night Circus

Series: Not a series
Edition: Hardcopy
Pages: 387
Rating: 5/5
Genre: Adult Fantasy 


The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des RĂªves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead. 

Oh my freaking goodness. This book is one of a kind! 

I was a bit worried going into this since it has such a high amount of description vs. dialogue and I usually don't like books that have an overwhelming amount of description. This was more perfect that I could ever give it credit it for. 
I tend to read books really quickly since I get sucked into them and stay up until the wee hours of the night to read them. I did the opposite with this. It took me over a week to read this which is a little longer then normal but I think thats what this book needs. I was so consumed by this book that when I wasn't reading I was thinking about it and when I was reading, it would take a whole lot of distraction to pull me away. Erin Morgenstern has mastered an ability to tell you every single detail to the point that you not only saw the circus in your imagination, you could smell the carmel in the air, you could feel the wind pick around you as you walk from tent to tent. All of your senses will be used when you read this book.

I really suggest you read this VERY slowly. It is rather complex since there is so many point of views that are switched in the book and some time jumps. (Not by that much just a couple years here and there) What I did was make sure I read the dates on each chapter listed just so I can remember where the story left off from that date.

If you LOVE fantasy, you really need to check this out. It is definitely one of my favorites.

**If you want to see my immediate reaction after reading this book read my goodreads review here!**

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Teaser Tuesday [ 4 ]

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!
  1.  Grab the book you are currently reading
  2. Open to a page
  3. Share two sentences from somewhere on that page (I like to give a nice long tease :P)

This week it's... The Night Circus by: Erin Morgenstern

The wind increases, sending waves of dark ink crashing into the ship. Pages fall from the sails, swirling around them like leaves. The ship begins to tilt and Celia almost loses her footing, but Marco puts his arms around her waist to steady her while she laughs. "This is quite impressive, Mr. Illusionist," she says.
"Call me by my name," he says. He has never heard her speak his name and holding her in his arms he suddenly craves the sound. "Please," he adds when she hesitates. "Marco," she says, her voice low and soft. The sound of his name on her tongue is even more intoxicating than he had imagined, and he leans in to taste it.

Pg. 263

I know this was a long teaser but this book is just amazing. I think the key to this book is to really take your time with it and become absorbed in the story. I hope you check it out because it's truly one of a kind!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

IMM [ 3 ]

I know I don't do many of these but here is my IMM [ 3 ] on my blog which is a video that can be found on my youtube!

Please comment below with your link to your own or if you just have feedback! :)

In My Mailbox was created by Kristi at The Story Siren

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Back into the swing of things!

Hey guys =)

So I know I was a little MIA with my blog for a couple of days I promise I have a good excuse coupled with some exciting news!

I applied for a book spot on a blog and I was focusing my attention with sending her mock reviews and also focusing a lot of my attention on my youtube!

I can say that I am officially part of  @ Rosey's Review 
She reviews Tv shows, movies, and books! I was lucky enough to get a spot as a book reviewer!! So excited to begin my work there and that starts in January!

ALSO she is having sign ups for her book challenge of 12 dystopians in 12 months. So you read one dystopian for every month in the year of 2012! So be sure to check that out and thank you for everyones continued support!