Saturday, December 31, 2011

January Month Netgalley Challenge

Hello there! :)  I will be doing this challenge. Which is to read as many netgalley books as you can in the month of January. I'm really excited, because I barely read any of my netgalley books and I really need too... I just wish I have a kindle or something. Oh wells. So this is my list of books I have right now and might be able to read.

  1. Pure Love, Pure Life by Elsa Kok Colpy
  2. Courtney Crumrin Volume 1 by Ted Naifeh
  3. Bittersweet Summer by Anna Warren Smith
  4. The Merchant's Daughter by Melanie Dickerson
  5. Supergirl Mixtapes by Meagan Brothers
  6. Shades of Truth by Zoe Marriott
  7. Halflings by Heather Burch
  8. Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott
  9. It's a Big World, Little Pig! by Kristi Yamaguchi
  10. Gabby's Stick-to-It Day by Sheila Walsh
  11. First Date by Krista McGee
  12. Mesmerize by Artist Arthur
That's my list of books I need to review. It's a lot right? But some of them are really short so that's okay. I might get more books... but i'm not sure right now.

Please do vote on my blog. 'What ARC should I read next?' I really really want your guys opinion! VOTE VOTE VOTE.

Happy New Year! :)


I'm soooo excited for 2012! I just started joining the book community about a month ago and I'm loving it so far! I have a lots of goals for this blog and my youtube channel. I'm hoping I'll have giveaways, author interviews, book hauls, and a lot of reviews! I hope you understand that I'm still only 13 and I can't really mail anything. My parents are really strict about me buying books. Since I already go to the library every two weeks. But I want to start collecting books and getting a really huge library to show you guys. I'm close to filling my first shelf. I will be asking my dad to build me a book shelf so I can put my books on it. My other goal is to get a half time job so I can have money to buy books and other things :) 

Please do vote on my blog. 'What ARC should I read next?' I really really want your guys opinion! VOTE VOTE VOTE.

Check out my In My Mailbox (4). I added two books to it that I just got. 

Friday, December 30, 2011

In My Mailbox (4)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren and is where we share the books we got through the week.

Library Haul:
The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg

Penny is sick of boys and sick of dating. So she vows: no more. It's a personal choice. . .and, of course, soon everyone wants to know about it. And a few other girls are inspired. A movement is born: The Lonely Hearts Club (named after the band from Sgt. Pepper). Penny is suddenly known for her nondating ways . . . which is too bad, because there's this certain boy she can't help but like. . . .

My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers #2) by Rachel Vincent 

When Kaylee Cavanaugh screams, someone dies.
So when teen pop star Eden croaks onstage and Kaylee doesn't wail, she knows something is dead wrong. She can't cry for someone who has no soul.
The last thing Kaylee needs right now is to be skipping school, breaking her dad's ironclad curfew and putting her too-hot-to-be-real boyfriend's loyalty to the test. But starry-eyed teens are trading their souls: a flickering lifetime of fame and fortune in exchange for eternity in the Netherworld—a consequence they can't possibly understand.
Kaylee can't let that happen, even if trying to save their souls means putting her own at risk….
My Soul to Keep (Soul Screamers #3) by Rachel Vincent 
Kaylee has one addiction: her very hot, very popular boyfriend, Nash. A banshee like Kaylee, Nash understands her like no one else. Nothing can come between them.
Until something does.
Demon breath. No, not the toothpaste-challenged kind. The Netherworld kind. The kind that really can kill you. Somehow the super-addictive substance has made its way to the human world. But how? Kaylee and Nash have to cut off the source and protect their friends—one of whom is already hooked.
And so is someone else…
Legend (Legend #1) by Marie Lu
What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.
Tris & Izzie by Mette by Ivie Harrison
A modern retelling of the German fairytale "Tristan and Isolde", Tris and Izzie is about a young witch named Izzie who is dating Mark King, the captain of the basketball team and thinks her life is going swimmingly well. Until -- she makes a love potion for her best friend Brangane and then ends up taking it herself accidentally, and falling in love with Tristan, the new guy at school.

Dark Mirror (Dark Mirror #1) by M.J. Putney
Lady Victoria Mansfield, youngest daughter of the earl and countess of Fairmount, is destined for a charmed life. Soon she will be presented during the London season, where she can choose a mate worthy of her status. 
Yet Tory has a shameful secret—a secret so powerful that, if exposed, itcould strip her of her position and disgrace her family forever. Tory’s blood is tainted . . . by magic.

These next books are for 'the forbidden club' which is hosted by Readingteen. This two books i'm going to show you is the top books that is voted on the poll so I just went ahead and checked it out. I already read Vampire Academy, just to let you know! :)
Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1) by Richelle Mead
Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger. . . . 
Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever...

Looking for Alaska by John Green
Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called the "Great Perhaps." Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young. Clever, funny, screwed-up, and dead sexy, Alaska will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps.

Looking for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on another. A stunning debut, it marks John Green's arrival as an important new voice in contemporary fiction.
Book Haul:
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta 
"What do you want from me?" he asks. What I want from every person in my life, I want to tell him. More.

Abandoned by her mother on Jellicoe Road when she was eleven, Taylor Markham, now seventeen, is finally being confronted with her past. But as the reluctant leader of her boarding school dorm, there isn't a lot of time for introspection. And while Hannah, the closest adult Taylor has to family, has disappeared, Jonah Griggs is back in town, moody stares and all. 
Immortal (Immortal #1) by Gillian Shields
Wyldcliffe Abbey School for Young Ladies, housed in a Gothic mansion on the bleak northern moors, is elite, expensive, and unwelcoming. When Evie Johnson is torn away from her home by the sea to become the newest scholarship student, she is more isolated than she could have dreamed. Strict teachers, snobbish students, and the oppressive atmosphere of Wyldcliffe leave Evie drowning in loneliness.

The Awakening and The Struggle (The Vampire Diaries #1-2) by L.J. Smith
Elena: the golden girl, the leader, the one who can have any boy she wants.

Stefan: brooding and mysterious, he seems to be the only one who can resist Elena, even as he struggles to protect her from the horrors that haunt his past.

Damon: sexy, dangerous, and driven by an urge for revenge against Stefan, the brother who betrayed him. Determined to have Elena, he'd kill to possess her.

Collected here in one volume for the first time, volumes one and two of The Vampire Diaries, the tale of two vampire brothers and the beautiful girl torn between them.
Generation Dead (Generation Dead #1) by Daniel Waters
Phoebe Kendall is just your typical Goth girl with a crush. She’s strong and silent…and dead.

The Morganville Vampires: Volume 2 (The Morganville Vampires #3-4) by Rachel Caine

Two of the New York Times bestselling Morganville Vampire novels-in one bloodthirsty volume. 

Midnight Alley
Claire Danvers has pledged herself to Amelie, the most powerful vampire in town. But her protection doesn't offer much comfort when people start turning up dead and an ancient bloodsucker extends a chilling invitation for private lessons in his secluded home, giving a terrifying new meaning to "night school"...

Feast of Fools
The tenuous good-neighbor policy between the vampires and humans of Morganville is turned on its head with the arrival of bad-to-the-bone Mr. Bishop. What the ancient old-school vampire wants from the town is unthinkably sinister. It's only at a formal ball that Claire realized the elaborately evil trap Bishop has set for the warm-blooded souls of Morganville.

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson 

“Dead girl walking,” the boys say in the halls.
“Tell us your secret,” the girls whisper, one toilet to another.
I am that girl.
I am the space between my thighs, daylight shining through.
I am the bones they want, wired on a porcelain frame.

Lia and Cassie were best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies. But now Cassie is dead. Lia's mother is busy saving other people's lives. Her father is away on business. Her step-mother is clueless. And the voice inside Lia's head keeps telling her to remain in control, stay strong, lose more, weigh less. If she keeps on going this way—thin, thinner, thinnest—maybe she'll disappear altogether.

In her most emotionally wrenching, lyrically written book since the National Book Award finalist Speak, best-selling author Laurie Halse Anderson explores one girl's chilling descent into the all-consuming vortex of anorexia.

Please do tell me the books that you think i should read first & what did you got in your mailbox? :) 

Firespell by Chloe Neill

Title/Author: Firespell by Chloe Neill
Pages: 246
Publisher: Signet
Format: Paperback, Library
Published: January 5th 2010
My Rating: 5/5
Buy/Information: Amazon | B&N | Goodreads

New Girl.
New School.
Old Evil.

From the author of the Chicagoland Vampires novels.

A new series about a boarding school filled with something worse than homework. 

Lily's parents have sent her to a fancy boarding school in Chicago filled with the ultra-rich. If that wasn't bad enough, she's hearing and seeing bizarre things on St. Sophie's creepy campus. Her roommate, Scout, keeps her sane, but keeps disappearing at night. When one day Lily finds Scout running from real-life monsters, she learns the hard way that Scout is involved in a splinter group of rebel teens. 

They protect Chicago from demons, vamps, and dark magic users. It's too bad Lily doesn't have powers of her own to help. At least, none that she's discovered yet... 

My Review:

I love books about boarding school. I like the rules they have and the schedules. When I read the summary and saw boarding school I was like, I have to read this. And it's a really short read! I finished it in like a day. Which is really good because I have so much other books to read. I definitely love the characters in the book. 

In the first chapter, it talks about her parents leaving to go to Germany. So they enrolled her into a boarding school in Illinois which was called St. Sophia's. For two years, she'll be staying there. Lily's first day there, she already made a friend. The Brat Pack is Veronica, Mary Katherine, and Amie. They all live in the same room. Well not exactly in the same room but there's rooms connecting it. Like a house kinda, but without a kitchen and other stuff. Her new BFF is Scout and she does everything with her. 

One day they were finding a spot to eat lunch then suddenly these two guys from MA. Michael Garcia and Jason Shepherd. Lily and Jason has a connection with each other. 

Scout told Lily that she was going to exercise but then Lily woke up from a sound and she saw that Scout just got home from her 'exercise'. It was 1 in the morning. So now she doesn't think it's just only exercising

If that sounds interesting then go check it out! The second book is Hexbound. :)

Top 10 Book’s I'm Looking Forward to in 2012

Ten Ten of 2011 hosted by Jaime & Patricia from Two Chicks on Books, Rachel from Fiktshun, Jessica from Confessions of a Bookaholic and Lisa from A Life Bound by Books.

Spell Bound (Hex Hall #3) by Rachel Hawkins 

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. 

Pandemonium (Delirium #2) by Lauren Oliver

I’m pushing aside the memory of my nightmare, 
pushing aside thoughts of Alex,
pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school,
like Raven taught me to do.
The old life is dead.
But the old Lena is dead too.
I buried her.
I left her beyond a fence,
behind a wall of smoke and flame.
Lauren Oliver delivers an electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Delirium. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.
Incarnate (Newsoul #1) by Jodi Meadows

Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.

Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are suspicious and afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame? 

Fever (The Chemical Garden #2) by Lauren DeStefano

Rhine and Gabriel have escaped the mansion, but danger is never far behind.

Running away brings Rhine and Gabriel right into a trap, in the form of a twisted carnival whose ringmistress keeps watch over a menagerie of girls. Just as Rhine uncovers what plans await her, her fortune turns again. With Gabriel at her side, Rhine travels through an environment as grim as the one she left a year ago - surroundings that mirror her own feelings of fear and hopelessness. 

Rapture (Fallen #4) by Lauren Kate 

The sky is dark with wings. . . .

In RAPTURE, the highly anticipated fourth and final novel in the FALLEN series, Luce and Daniel are together . . . but for how long? Can history be rewritten? Or are some punishments eternal?

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future. 

Perception (Clarity #2) by Kim Harrington 

When you can see things others can't, what do you do when someone's watching you?

Everybody knows about Clarity "Clare" Fern. She's the psychic girl in school, the one who can place her hands on something and see hidden visions from the past.

Only Clare would rather not be a celebrity. She prefers hanging back, observing. Her gift is not a game to her. 

Jessica Rules the Dark Side (Jessica #2) by Beth Fantaskey

t’s one thing to find out you’re a vampire princess. It’s a whole other thing to actually rule. Newly married Jessica Packwood is having a hard enough time feeling regal with her husband, Lucius, at her side. But when evidence in the murder of a powerful elder points to Lucius, sending him into solitary confinement, Jessica is suddenly on her own. Determined to clear her husband’s name, Jessica launches into a full-scale investigation, but hallucinations and nightmares of betrayal keep getting in her way. Jessica knows that with no blood to drink, Lucius’s time is running out. Can she figure out who the real killer is—and whom she can trust—before it’s too late?

Until I Die (Revenants #2) by Amy Plum 

Kate and Vincent have overcome the odds and at last they are together in Paris, the city of lights and love.

As their romance deepens there’s one question they can’t ignore: How are they supposed to be together if Vincent can’t resist sacrificing himself to save others? Although Vincent promises that he’ll do whatever it takes to lead a normal life with Kate, will that mean letting innocent people die? When a new and surprising enemy reveals itself, Kate realizes that even more may be at stake—and that Vincent’s immortality is in jeopardy. 

Life Eternal (Dead Beautiful #2) by Yvonne Woon 

Renée Winters has changed. When she looks in the mirror, a beautiful girl with an older, sadder face stares back. Her condition has doctors mystified, but Renée can never reveal the truth: she died last May, and was brought back to life by the kiss of her Undead soul mate, Dante Berlin.

Now, her separation from Dante becomes almost unbearable. His second life is close to an end, and each passing day means one less that she will spend with the boy who shares her soul. 

I have a lot of more books that I'm looking forward too, but those are my tops. :) I read probably more than 80+ books. I don't know how many books I read because I stop using goodreads, a while back. I know I did read a lot. :D around 15000-25000 words? Yeah I don't know. 

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Friday Finds (1)

What great books did you hear about / discover this past week?

Laying hands upon the injured and dying, Avry of Kazan absorbs their wounds and diseases into herself. But rather than being honored for her skills, she is hunted. Healers like Avry are accused of spreading the plague that has decimated the Fifteen Realms, leaving the survivors in a state of chaos.
Stressed and tired from hiding, Avry is abducted by a band of rogues who, shockingly, value her gift above the golden bounty offered for her capture. Their leader, an enigmatic captor-protector with powers of his own, is unequivocal in his demands: Avry must heal a plague-stricken prince—leader of a campaign against her people. As they traverse the daunting Nine Mountains, beset by mercenaries and magical dangers, Avry must decide who is worth healing and what is worth dying for. Because the price of peace may well be her life...
A threat from the past could destroy the future. And the clock is ticking...

Kaleb Ballard's relentless flirting is interrupted when Jack Landers, the man who tried to murder his father, timeslips in and attacks before disappearing just as quickly. But Kaleb has never before been able to see time travelers, unlike many of his friends associated with the mysterious Hourglass organization. Are Kaleb's powers expanding, or is something very wrong? 
The follow-up to Hourglass, Timepiece blends the paranormal, science fiction, mystery, and suspense genres into a nonstop thrill ride where every second counts.
What if you were mankind’s last chance at survival?

Sixteen-year-old Tess lives in a compound in what was once the Western United States, now decimated after a devastating fourth World War. But long before that, life as we knew it had been irrevocably changed, as women mysteriously lost the ability to bring forth life. Faced with the extinction of the human race, the government began the Council of Creators, meant to search out alternative methods of creating life. The resulting artificial human beings, or Chosen Ones, were extraordinarily beautiful, unbelievably strong, and unabashedly deadly. 

Pretty in Pink meets Anna and the French Kiss in this charming romantic comedy

Ella is nearly invisible at the Willing School, and that's just fine by her. She's got her friends - the fabulous Frankie and their sweet cohort Sadie. She's got her art - and her idol, the unappreciated 19th-century painter Edward Willing. Still, it's hard being a nobody and having a crush on the biggest somebody in the school: Alex Bainbridge. Especially when he is your French tutor, and lessons have started becoming, well, certainly more interesting than French ever has been before. But can the invisible girl actually end up with a happily ever after with the golden boy, when no one even knows they're dating? And is Ella going to dare to be that girl?
The third book in the Paranormalcy trilogy.

The final chapter of Evie's adventures. Old friends, new ones, all wrapped up in impossible decisions. And some ball gowns. Because what's a life of normal and paranormal drama without a ball gown or two?

The first book in a magnificent new series about a girl who can navigate between the worlds of the living and the dead by #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël
Lately strange things have been happening to Daire Santos. Animals follow her, crows mock her, and glowing people appear out of nowhere. Worried that Daire is having a nervous breakdown, her mother packs her off to stay in the dusty plains of Enchantment, New Mexico with a grandmother she’s never met.
There she crosses paths with Dace, a gorgeous guy with unearthly blue eyes who she’s encountered before...but only in her dreams. And she’ll get to know her grandmother—a woman who recognizes Daire’s bizarre episodes for what they are. A call to her true destiny as a Soul Seeker, one who can navigate between the worlds of the living and the dead. Her grandmother immediately begins teaching her to harness her powers—but it’s an art that must be mastered quickly. Because Dace’s brother is an evil shape-shifter who’s out to steal her powers. Now Daire must embrace her fate as a Soul Seeker and find out if Dace is one guy she’s meant to be with...or if he’s allied with the enemy she’s destined to destroy.

What's your list? :)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Crave by Melissa Darnell

Title/Author: Crave by Melissa Darnell
Pages: 416
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Format: Paperback, Library
Published: October 25th 2011
My Rating: 4/5
Buy/Information: Amazon | B&N | Goodreads

Savannah Colbert has never known why she's so hated by the kids of the Clann. Nor can she deny her instinct to get close to Clann golden boy Tristan Coleman. Especially when she recovers from a strange illness and the attraction becomes nearly irresistible. It's as if he's a magnet, pulling her gaze, her thoughts, even her dreams. Her family has warned her to have nothing to do with him, or any members of the Clann. But when Tristan is suddenly everywhere she goes, Savannah fears she's destined to fail.
For years, Tristan has been forbidden to even speak to Savannah Colbert. Then Savannah disappears from school for a week and comes back…different, and suddenly he can't stay away. Boys seem intoxicated just from looking at her. His own family becomes stricter than ever. And Tristan has to fight his own urge to protect her, to be near her no matter the consequences….
My Review:
Well, don't you just love the cover? I haven't read a two point of view book in a long time! I was excited because the plot seems really good. I gotta say, I did enjoy this book. It was really fast in the beginning, hooked me. But I was reading this book for days which isn't a good thing for me. If I read a book for more than 3 or 4 days, it starts to get really boring... I'm not joking. That's probably why I don't finish some books. Luckily I only had like 50 more pages to read. So yeah. 
It's about this girl and guy who was going to get 'married' at school. Let me remind you, they're only in 4th grade. After Tristan told his parents about the wedding. His parents didn't allow him to see Savannah anymore. The Clann kicked Savannah's mom and grandma out of the group. Which is a group full of witches and Tristan's dad is the leader. 
One day, Savannah gets sick and she never does. Which shocked her mom and grandma. So then after she woke up from her nap, her dad was there beside her. Savannah's parents and grandma told her that she's half vampire and half witch. Savannah's father is an incubus, which is kinda like a demon. Now she's changing. Different bra size, Hair color changed, and Make people fall in love with you by just staring at them..crazy right?
Well I have so much other things to tell you about this book but I don't want to spoil anything X) I wish it was less than 400 pages because it started getting slow at the end. Like around 300-350? Somewhere around that. But it's still a good read! :) 

WWW Wednesdays (1)

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly Meme hosted by Mizb @ Should Be Reading. To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions:
  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you'll read next?
My Answers:

What are you currently reading? I'm reading Crave (The Clann #1) by Melissa Darnell. I'm hoping I'll finish this today so I can post a review on it. 

What did you recently finish reading? i finished If I have a wicked stepmother, where's my prince? a few days ago. I got it for review. You can go check out my review here.

What do you think you'll read next? I'll probably read Halflings by by Heather Burch. It's for review and It seems really interesting! :)