Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Review: Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout

  Title: Obsidian
  Series: Lux #1
  Author: Jennifer L Armentrout
  Published: May 8, 2012
  Publisher:  Entangled Teen
  Rating:  5/5 Nooks

   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.

     I mean I have been on a cover love for the past few weeks.  This is another one I love.  One thing I love more than anything is uber hot model who poses as Damian.  He looks just as I imagined Damian to in the book.  Okay, maybe the cover model influenced a little bit about how I thought he was going to look like. Just one question is that Katy or Dee on the cover with him.  I guess both of them look similar to me but in the book I imagined that Katy was a little more curvier and not all skin and bones if that was it. 
     Here is a regular pick of the lovely male cover model who is currently in a relationship with the female covermodel.  I am just jealous of the female cover model, but even though Pepe and Sztella  are in a relationship I was stalking around Jennifers blog and Pepe has a younger 16 year old brother.  Even if he was in Hungary , I might travel out there to stalk him to say hello. ;)

Almost as good as a Futenes :) 

Jennifer Armentrout has created an epic ,different, flabbergasting novel.  All the way from Katy's awesome hobby to Damian's  moodiness.  I honestly was searching everywhere for a copy of Onyx before realizing it doesn't come out til August.  I was about to have a Damian withdraw and I had finished the book 20 minutes before.  Now I am just reading the reviews for Onyx it has me craving it all the more.  I hope my patience doesn't run out so I don't have to attack fellow YA bloggers who got their fingers on an ARC copy. ;) 

   Katy's hobby has an appeal to most YA bloggers because she is YA blogger.  You get a well written,  hilarious, reader character  then 99.9% of the YA blogger world will leap at the book at a bookstore and yell, "MINE!" and scare a little kid eating a lollipop.   Katy really was developed and an amazing character because she didn't want Daemon, yet she felt attracted!  A totally, different Alien book from anything Alien I have ever read.  Okay, I have only read one Alien book and it is this one but still...... 

  Daemon, even the name sounds hot and badboyish.  He is the kind of guy and with his personality would be stalked by every teenage girlif he stepped one foot into Brookhaven, Mississippi.  Sure he was moody at first when Katy meets him but Katy sets him right where he is suppose to be  with her snappy comeback.

  When we begin Daemon opens the door shirtless and has Katy wonder if the boy even owns a shirt and pretty much sets herself out on hating him.  Then Daemon isn't as grouchy so we start bonding to him and Katy slowly moves her feeling toward him up.  Their relationship is kinda an iffy for me but G-R-E-A-T on development.  I hardly ever get one as good as this one on love intrest development. Excellent job, Jen, for the development.

  Jennifer has definatly wrote a story where it is hard not to give spoilers so I am just going to shut my trap on this one.  I don't want to ruin the whole book with one itsy bitsy wrong word. 
                                        With Bookish Love,


Saturday, May 19, 2012

What Are You Reading On? (1)

    What are you reading on is basically what books I plan on reading soon AND coming up reviews I plan on posting since I have been slacking.  It is simular to What are you waiting on? but changed to What are you Reading on?.   So here are the book s that I plan on reading and reviewing.  I may even toss in a few that I plan on reviewing soon.

   Title:What I Didn't Say
  Author: Keary Taylor
 Publisher: Indie
 Published:  April 30th, 2012
Source: Netgalley
Purchase at: Amazon Barnes and Noble
    Getting drunk homecoming night your senior year is never a good idea, but Jake Hayes never expected it all to end with a car crash and a t-post embedded in his throat.

His biggest regret about it all? What he never said to Samantha Shay. He's been in love with her for years and never had the guts to tell her. Now it's too late. Because after that night, Jake will never be able to talk again.

When Jake returns to his small island home, population 5,000, he'll have to learn how to deal with being mute. He also finds that his family isn't limited to his six brothers and sisters, that sometimes an entire island is watching out for you. And when he gets the chance to spend more time with Samantha, she'll help him learn that not being able to talk isn’t the worst thing that could ever happen to you. Maybe, if she'll let him, Jake will finally tell her what he didn't say before, even if he can't actually say it.

What am I reading on?
    I honestly have never even thought about reading a book where the main character is mute.  Sure, I once upon a time I read several Wattpad books about the main character blind or deaf ,but never mute.  Keary has taken on originality.  
   Even though I believe- quote I believe not am positive- that this is told from a male POV.  I usually tend to stick to books where the protagonist is a girl in which she tells the story,  So a fresh in take on the male POV is going to be something different for me in the YA Romance world.  
    Hopefully it won't disappoint because the last Males head I have cracked into was the Fuetnes brothers and everyone who has read the Perfect Chemistry books know that it is hard to beat a Fuetnes.    Also, the cover has caused me to become completely smitten.  It is really next on my to-read list so be looking for the review within the coming week.


Title:  The Boyfriend Thief
Author:  Shana Norris
Publisher: Indie
Published: April 30, 2011
Source: Loaned from Nook Friends
Purchase at:  Amazon  Barnes and Noble
  Avery James has her life planned out: this summer she'll work with a humanitarian program in Costa Rica, next year she'll graduate at the top of her class, and after that, college and medical school. Perfect, planned, total order.

The only problem: getting the rest of the money she needs for the trip before the deadline. Hannah Cohen, her biggest competition for the valedictorian title, makes an unexpected offer: If Avery can win over Zac Greeley and make him break up with Hannah before the end of the school year, a check for five hundred dollars is all hers. Faced with the prospect of spending yet another summer working as a giant hot dog, it's an offer Avery can't refuse.

Zac is nothing like Avery expected. Within his chaotic world of midnight slushie runs and spontaneous dance parties, her total order is quickly falling apart while Hannah seems poised to get everything she wants. But just how much is Avery willing to give up for the perfect, planned life?

What am I reading on?

    Okay, I have been obsessiving over this book since I saw the cover because guess what- I own the very same shoes.  The thing about those shoes was that I paid 25 cents at a thrift store for them and they are size 7 American Eagle shoes.  Would that not make you drool all over the cover is you had a pair of those shoes?  Okay maybe just a little mouth watering because if you get drool on my nook, I'd have to kill you. :) 

  Also, the plot sounds really, really, good and reminds me in someways about Geek Girl ,but I can tell you right now from looking at the cover that the girl doesn't have the same fashion sense as Jen.  I just now realized that The Boyfriend Theif and What I Didn't Say have the same release date a year apart.  One was released on April 30, 2011 the other April 30, 2012.  I didn't even plan the books or notice it til I started this post.  So be looking for a review of this one in the near future of this week. :)  

   I am so close to 9,000 page views which in my opinion is great although I would like to hit 200 followers also.  So if you are reading this post I would really appreciate it and love you with all the bookish love I have if you would just push Follow this Blog on the side.  

So what are YOU reading on, my bookish loves?

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Title: Shatter Me
Series:  Shatter Me #1
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: Harper Collins Teen
Published: November 15, 2011
Source:  Kari @ Bookishly Devoted and a big thanks to Michael Griffith @ Dragon's Book Lair who convinced her to read it and to her for passing it on!  I love you two, even though Michael I doubt you know who I am... Oh well. :) 
Rating:Rateless/ 5 stars

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don't fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war-- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she's exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

In this electrifying debut, Tahereh Mafi presents a world as riveting as The Hunger Games and a superhero story as thrilling as The X-Men. Full of pulse-pounding romance, intoxicating villainy, and high-stakes choices, Shatter Me is a fresh and original dystopian novel—with a paranormal twist—that will leave readers anxiously awaiting its sequel.

     I love the cover!!  I mean lately I have been getting the most fantastic books and covers there are in the markets.  This one is so sparkly and metalic in real life it is meant to attract us book worms.   It is my ulimate pleasure candy.  Amazing , attractive cover and lovely, unique writing style. I think I may just wed this book....
   The cover also portrays the book well. Oh, so very well.  I am glad it didn't have a picture of Adam on their because I have my own mental picture of him for this book, he looks similar to my Travis Maddox except  Adam has beautiful blue eyes and Travis has gorgeous brown eyes. *sigh*
  The shattering part also reminds me at least that Juliet has amazing strength when she is upset about something.  She broke through a freakin' brick wall!  Is that not portraying it right than nothing would.  Also the dress is right on!  Warner had her constantly dress up in dresses instead of the same filthy clothes she had been wearing for almost a year.  So that goes along with the book also.  Her hands also behind her back shows that she can not touch anyone with out hurting them.  And that is a major thing in the book.  So whoever designed the cover- congrats!  That is one of the best portraying book covers I have ever seen and such an amazing font! I'm smitten!
    I just want to say this book is in a category of its own.  The writing.  Oh. My. Snickerdoodle. It is like nicotine, you are addicted quickly and their is no substitute that will be as powerful and filling as it.  Tahereh's name is just as unique as her writing.  I loved how Tahereh marked things out as if it were Juliet writing her own story instead of Tahereh.  That is one thing I felt about this book. 
    Her writing was so fluent also.  It had you feeling the same emotions Juliet was at the time.  It has you falling in love with Adam as she does, maybe we fall in love a little quicker because admit it- who can resist a fiction guy in a YA book with tattoos?   Juliet had me hating Warner with every fiber in my being.  This author was so persuasive with her characters that if Juliet all of a sudden hated Adam- I may have to kill her if she does- we would follow her to nut job Warner. 
   Also, Shatter Me contains the most Awe-Aspiring characters along with Juliet.  Adam, my dear,dear,dear, Adam.  He was so different from any other guy in YA lit- or at least to me.  He wasn't all too cocky and he wasn't submissive either. Only one word can describe Adam- Adam.  Warner was equally as unique.  I really think he was a very twisted character and I pray the Tahereh isn't bias over him to Adam and have Juliet fall for Warner.  I may just have jump into the book and shoot Warner with a straight aim right through his cold, blue heart.   I will keep to my threat.
   Now to my favorite stunning, mindblowing, breathtaking protagonist in a long,long,long time or atleast since 5th grade when I read about Aza in Fairest, - Juliet. She is powerful ,yet she hates the power.  She is the most selfless person I have ever read about.  She is always putting others infront of her own self.  She stands up to Warner even though it may  mean her life.  She is firm in not touching him.  She is so loving to those who want to love her.   She is without a doubt the first character that has left me dumbfounded.  When  I say I love every character in this book I mean that with a vow.  These characters are so unique and so well-written they may as well be real.
   Now, even if you are not big into dystopian's -like myself- this one is still a must read.  Even if you aren't into paranormal- this is still one's must read.  I honestly don't like paranormal all that much anymore ,but this one has such a different element and such realism into it, I feel as if I am reading a book that I can relate to instead of a totally different time when the world is at stake.  
   Let me just say I better see you at a book store buying this book- and soon. :) 
  Also,  I find the funniest things on thoughts of Unravel Me before it comes up here: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13104080-unravel-me 

Now here are some awesome things I have found on Shatter Me through out the web:
Germany Cover. Look Familiar ?
Team Adam Button!!
Team Warner Button for the twisted people who prefer him over Adam! Shame!

Recreation of the cover
Team Adam Button!

Let us stare at the amazingness before us!
Cover Remake!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Book Tour Stop: Saving You Saving Me by Kaiylin Gow Review and Character Interview

Title: Saving You Saving Me
Author: Kailin Gow
Publisher: the EDGE books
Published: April 16, 2012
Source: Blog Tour ARC

18 year old high school senior and aspiring psychologist Samantha Sullivan (Sam) never thought she would fall for the one mysterious guy she has been speaking to over the phone for months, the boy the counselors called Daggers. She wasn't supposed to talk to him outside of their sessions. But as she began to peel the layers of Daggers and learn who he is, the one boy she is supposed to be saving, might just be the one who is saving her.
   I really really like the cover.  I honestly have more happy thoughts about the cover than I did about the book itself.  I know you can't see it in this photo ,but the ARCS had an amazing glaze over them that made it feel really wierd ,but look amazing.  I would probaly buy this one just to keep it as shelf eye candy and not so much for the story.
   It breaks my heart that I didn't like it more than I did.  It was just plain old okay in my thoughts.  I actually liked the authors writing voice.   It was pretty addicting. I just didn't like her characters- at all.

   First off,  if a guy gives me a list. Yes a printed out list I and the average female human being would have took the paper from him tore it into about 100 pieces and  then said to them, " Like crap I would date you if you have conditions about being with me.  I remember one of the conditions was for you to date Collin you must have long hair.  Just to tick off Collin if I was Sam I would get the nearest pair of scissors and off with the hair!
      Secondly,  He is a freakin' 23 year old that makes billions each year and she is an 18 year old student in HIGH SCHOOL.  Why would a 23 year old even try for a relationship with an 18 year old in High School?  That is too big of an age difference or atleast of those two ages.  I don't give a darn how mature Sam is, she should NOT be even thinking about dating Collins.

   Although I found the characters super, uper annoying I really liked listening to Daggers and Sam talk about things.  I liked how their relationship over the phone developed better  AND slower through the phone calls than it did between Collin's and Sams.   I honestly and truly like a slow developing romance.  I can't stand - he smiled at me and I smiled at him and then we are getting married.  NO- I honestly strongly dislike them.

   Also,  Kailin's writing style is addicting.  Just the way she writes words is addicting.  She has me craving more of her writing although if the characters are anything like Saving You Saving Me I may just have to wait til they are on sale.

  My honest opinion if we facture everything in about it in my review and cover love it gets a 3.  It is just a mediocre book.  I think if you are looking for a quick summer beach read it isn't at all bad for that.

 Interview W/ Sam from Saving You Saving Me.

What piqued your interest about Daggers?
Behind the beauty of this man, lies a child who is utterly broken.

What was your first impression on him when you met?
Shock. I had a nervous breakdown.

What is one thing about you people would be surprised to know?
How naughty I can be, especially as a Pastor’s Kid.

If you could do one thing different what would it be
The Billy Incident at age 13. It changed my life.

If you could have one wish come true what would you wish?
For everyone to be happy.
    Kailin Gow is the author of over 100 books, with the majority of them for young adults. Her most popular series are:  The Frost Series, PULSE Series, Desire Series, Wicked Woods, Steampunk Scarlett Novels, and more.  A full-time author, she is also a producer, having worked in radio, television, and film.  She grew up in Southern California, lived in Texas and England, and had traveled extensively around the world. 
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