Friday, April 29, 2011

Blog Hop (13) & Follow Friday (14)

Book Blogger Hop

"Summer is coming quickly - what 2011 summer release are you are most looking forward to?"

This is a really hard question.I'm looking frward to a lot of summer release's. hmm...I'm going to put two of them haha.

This thrilling sequel to the much-talked-about Nightshade begins just where it ended–Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemy, and she's certain her days are numbered. But then the Searchers make her an offer–one that gives her the chance to destroy her former masters and save the pack–and the man–she left behind. Is Ren worth the price of her freedom? And will Shay stand by her side no matter what? Now in control of her own destiny, Calla must decide which battles are worth fighting and how many trials true love can endure and still survive.

A lot has changed in the six months since Evie escaped from the International Paranormal Containment Agency with her shape-shifter boyfriend, Lend. She finally has the blissfully normal life she’s always dreamed of, including:
1) A real live high school
2) A perfectly ordinary after-school job
3) Her very own locker (and by the way, rusted metal is every bit as awesome as she imagined)

But Evie’s not-so-normal past keeps creeping up on her...and things get pretty complicated when you factor in:
1) A centuries-old, seriously decaying vampire stalker
2) A crazy faerie ex-boyfriend who is the perpetual bearer of really bad news
3) A major battle brewing between the faerie courts where the prize in question happens to be...Evie herself.

So much for normal.

I can't wait to see what Evie gets herself into and I can't wait to see what happens to Calla.

If you were stocking your bomb shelter, what books would you HAVE to include if you only had space for ten?

1)Delirium by Lauren Oliver
2)Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead
3)Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
4)Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
5)One of Ellen Hopkins books. (I can't choose at the moment)
6)TTYL By Lauren Myracle
7)One of Cassandra Clare's book from the Mortal Instrument Series
8)Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (15)

Title: Misfit
Author: Jon Skovron
Publisher: Amulet
Release Date: August 2011

Jael Thompson has never really fit in. She’s changed schools too many times to count. The only family she’s ever known is her father, a bitter ex-priest who never lets her date and insists she attend the strictest Catholic school in Seattle. And her mother—well, she was a five thousand year old demon. That doesn’t exactly help.

But on her sixteenth birthday, her father gives her a present that brings about some unexpected changes. Some of the changes, like strange and wonderful powers and the cute skater boy with a knack for science, are awesome. But others, like the homicidal demon seeking revenge on her family? Not so much.

Steeped in mythology, this is an epic tale of a heroine who balances old world with new, science with magic, and the terrifying depths of the underworld with the ordinary halls of high school

It wouldn't hurt to ask :)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Blog Hop (12) Follow Friday (13)

Book Blogger Hop

"If you find a book you love, do you hunt down other books by the same author?"

Sometimes I do sometimes I don't. It all depends on what the story line of the author's other books are. Take for example Holly Black and Casandra Clare. I first books I've read of Holly Black's was Ironside which I loved and since I loved that series I decided to read White Cat since it sounded different and interesting but it turned out to be okay not amazing or anything. Also Cassandra Clare's Mortal instruments series which I love also even though I think it's going a bit down hill with the th book I loved her Prequel, The Infernal Devices series.

What is on your current playlist right now?

Many songs and bands right now like:

Florence + The Machine
All Time Low's song Time Bomb
Britney Spears
Camera Obscura
Vanessa Carlton

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (14)

Title: Wolfsbane
Author: Andrea Creamer
Release Date: July 26,2011

This thrilling sequel to the much-talked-about Nightshade begins just where it ended.Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemy, and she's certain her days are numbered.

But then the Searchers make her an offer,one that gives her the chance to destroy her former masters and save the pack and the man she left behind. Is Ren worth the price of her freedom? And will Shay stand by her side no matter what? Now in control of her own destiny, Calla must decide which battles are worth fighting and how many trials true love can endure and still survive.

Notes: I like the other cover better :(

Also Check out:
My review on City of Fallen Angels:
In My Mailbox

Monday, April 18, 2011

In My Mailbox

Title: Mercy
Author: Rebecca Lim
Release Date: May 17, 2011

Mercy in an exile from heaven with shattered memories of who she used to be. She's doomed to "wake" repeatedly on earth in a new body, each time assuming a new life. During the day she survives in the human world on instinct and at night her dreams are haunted by her lost love, who pleads with her to find him. But this time is different. When Mercy wakes up she meets Ryan, an eighteen-year-old reeling from the loss of his twin sister, Lauren, who was kidnapped two years ago. Only Mercy and Ryan believe his sister is still alive. For the first time since she can remember, Mercy has a purpose: she can help. So she doesn't understand why the man in her dreams cautions her not to interfere. But as Ryan and Mercy come closer to solving the mystery of Lauren's disappearance, danger looms just one step behind. Will Mercy be able to harness her extraordinary power in time?

Title: Bumped
Author: Megan McCafferty
Release Date: April 26, 2011

When a virus makes everyone over the age of eighteen infertile, would-be parents are forced to pay teen girls to conceive and give birth to their children, making teens the most prized members of society. Sixteen-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony were separated at birth and had never met until the day Harmony shows up on Melody’s doorstep. Until now, the twins have followed completely opposite paths. Melody has scored an enviable conception contract with a couple called the Jaydens. While they are searching for the perfect partner for Melody to bump with, she is fighting her attraction to her best friend Zen, who is way too short for the job.

Title: Die for Me
Author: Amy Plum
Release Date: May 10, 2011

My life had always been blissfully, wonderfully normal. But it only took one moment to change everything. Suddenly, my sister, Georgia, and I were orphans. We put our lives into storage and moved to Paris to live with my grandparents. And I knew my shattered heart, my shattered life, would never feel normal again. Then I met Vincent. Mysterious, sexy, and unnervingly charming, Vincent Delacroix appeared out of nowhere and swept me off my feet. Just like that, I was in danger of losing my heart all over again. But I was ready to let it happen. Of course, nothing is ever that easy. Because Vincent is no normal human. He has a terrifying destiny, one that puts his life at risk every day. He also has enemies . . . immortal, murderous enemies who are determined to destroy him and all of his kind. While I'm fighting to piece together the remnants of my life, can I risk putting my heart—as well as my life and my family's—in jeopardy for a chance at love?

Notes: I love Die for Me's cover. It's so gorgous :)

Don't forget to check out my rebiew for City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

Sunday, April 17, 2011

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

Title: City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instrument Series)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher:McElderry Books (Simon and Schuster)
Release Date: April 5, 2011
Rating: 4/5

City of Fallen Angels takes place two months after the events of City of Glass. In it, a mysterious someone’s killing the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine’s Circle and displaying their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to provoke hostility between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, leaving tensions running high in the city and disrupting Clary’s plan to lead as normal a life as she can — training to be a Shadowhunter, and pursuing her relationship with Jace. As Jace and Clary delve into the issue of the murdered Shadowhunters, they discover a mystery that has deeply personal consequences for them — consequences that may strengthen their relationship, or rip it apart forever. Meanwhile, internecine warfare among vampires is tearing the Downworld community apart, and only Simon — the Daylighter who everyone wants on their side — can decide the outcome; too bad he wants nothing to do with Downworld politics. Love, blood, betrayal and revenge: the stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.


CoF=the book title

Simon,Clary, and Jace are back and better than ever. Of course the series was originally suppose to be a trilogy, but instead is turned into a six book deal and of course I was one of those fans who were excited but also upset at the same time. If you say a book series is going to be a trilogy keep it at a trilogy. That's like JK Rowling saying she wants to write 5 more books to the Harry Potter Series, flat out ridiculous. Anywho I'm kind of glad she did a fourth book. In City of Fallen Angels you get a variety of point of views, but the most point of view you read in is Simon's since basically most of the plot is circled around him. There are some new characters, characters that you heard about but never met, and more involvement of old characters, which I absolutely loved. I loved almost everything about CoF from the details of where abouts, the writing, the characters just almost everything I loved, but there are somethings that I didn't love and some setbacks on the book.

I love romance and drama in books, but when the whole book is nothing but relationship problems rather than focusing on what the plot is all about you start to get annoyed and bored a little and want to skip over the relationship drama. The book like I kind of mentioned before was pretty well written and plotted out, but to me it felt like everything happened in an amount of two days instead of almost a week. Everything just happened so fast in the book everything just blurs together and your like wasn't this or that suppose to happen, but never did. Also (sorry for this spoiler, but everyone knew this was bound to happen) the book was kind of centered around the wedding of Clary's mom and Luke, but there was no wedding which means it's going to be in the next book, which a little bit agitates me since Clary was nagging Simon a lot about fixing his relationship problems before the wedding on Saturday.

Thus making the series one of the series i'm becoming skeptical about because there are a lot of details in the book I can sense that are going to be stretched out in the remaining books like Clary and Jace's I love you, but can't have you relationship, Simon being an untouchable and also an outcast, and a whole lot of stuff. Moving onto the dialogue, I always loved the character's witty banter going back and forth at each other but to me, I'm not sure if anyone else felt this way but it seemed a bit forced and everyonce in a while cheesy throughout the book. It didn't feel natural like it did when it was a trilogy, which basically goes back to why trilogys should stay a trilogy. Other than the minor things that I hope wont affect me from loving this series I loved CoF it was pretty much awesome. I forgot to mention you did a little deeper into why Isabelle acts the way she is and take a little peek into Maia's past also :D.

(Non-Spoiler) Quotes: "You're the first Shadowhunter I've ever met." “That’s too bad,” said Jace, “since all the others you meet from now on will be a terrible letdown." — Cassandra Clare (City of Fallen Angels)

"I suppose you've always been amazing at this stuff."- Clary "I was born amazing." - Jace" — Cassandra Clare (City of Fallen Angels)

"You know, some people think Shadowhunters are just myths. Like mummies and genies." Kyle grinned at Jace. "Can you grant wishes?" "That depends," he (Jace) said. "Do you wish to be punched in the face?" — Cassandra Clare (City of Fallen Angels)

"Hearts are breakable," Isabelle said. "And I think even when you heal, you're never what you were before"." — Cassandra Clare (City of Fallen Angels)