Wednesday, February 5, 2014

I Moved to Wordpress!

Hey Everyone!

Sorry it's been slow here on the blog lately but I've been busy with some really big changes. I MOVED TO WORDPRESS! This is something I've been considering for over a year now and I'm excited that I finally took the plunge and switched. While I've loved my time here on Blogger I really wanted more creative freedom with my blog layout & design that I didn't have on this platform. I'm really happy with my new blog design and I hope all of you who have followed me here for the last three years will continue to follow me on Wordpress. 

Without further ado, the new blog link:  

Hope to see you all there =)

Sunday, February 2, 2014

February Releases!

IGNITE ME (Shatter Me #3) by Tahereh Mafi   

The heart-stopping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, which Ransom Riggs, bestselling author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, called "a thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love"

Juliette now knows she may be the only one who can stop the Reestablishment. But to take them down, she'll need the help of the one person she never thought she could trust: Warner. And as they work together, Juliette will discover that everything she thought she knew-about Warner, her abilities, and even Adam-was wrong.

In Shatter Me, Tahereh Mafi created a captivating and original story that combined the best of dystopian and paranormal and was praised by Publishers Weekly as "a gripping read from an author who's not afraid to take risks." The sequel, Unravel Me, blew readers away with heart-racing twists and turns, and New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia said it was "dangerous, sexy, romantic, and intense." Now this final book brings the series to a shocking and climactic end.

VENGEANCE (Fracture #2) by Megan Miranda

Falcon Lake wants vengeance. And so, it seems, does someone else... An intense, heart-rending psychological thriller to accompany the chilling and seductive Fracture

When Decker drags his best friend Delaney’s lifeless body out of the frozen lake, he makes a deal: Anyone but her. Everyone but her. The lake releases her. It takes another...

All their friends blame Delaney for Carson’s death. But Decker knows the truth: Delaney is drawn to those who are dying, and she would have tried to help Carson.

Or so Decker believes until a body lies in front of him in a pool of water on his kitchen floor. Until he sees in Delaney’s eyes that she knew this would happen too – and she said nothing. Until he realises it isn’t the lake that is looking for revenge – Delaney is part of someone else’s plan.

This powerful and emotionally charged psychological thriller follows Megan Miranda’s stunning debut Fracture.

LANDRY PARK by Bethany Hagen 


Downton Abbey meets The Selection in this dystopian tale of love and betrayal

In a fragmented future United States ruled by the lavish gentry, seventeen-year-old Madeline Landry dreams of going to the university. Unfortunately, gentry decorum and her domineering father won't allow that. Madeline must marry, like a good Landry woman, and run the family estate. But her world is turned upside down when she discovers the devastating consequences her lifestyle is having on those less fortunate. As Madeline begins to question everything she has ever learned, she finds herself increasingly drawn to handsome, beguiling David Dana. Soon, rumors of war and rebellion start to spread, and Madeline finds herself and David at the center of it all. Ultimately, she must make a choice between duty - her family and the estate she loves dearly - and desire.

SOMETHING REAL by Heather Demetrios


There’s nothing real about reality TV.

Seventeen-year-old Bonnie™ Baker has grown up on TV—she and her twelve siblings are the stars of one-time hit reality show Baker’s Dozen. Since the show’s cancellation and the scandal surrounding it, Bonnie™ has tried to live a normal life, under the radar and out of the spotlight. But it’s about to fall apart…because Baker’s Dozen is going back on the air. Bonnie™’s mom and the show’s producers won’t let her quit and soon the life she has so carefully built for herself, with real friends (and maybe even a real boyfriend), is in danger of being destroyed by the show. Bonnie™ needs to do something drastic if her life is ever going to be her own—even if it means being more exposed than ever before.

THE SOUND OF LETTING GO by Stasia Ward Kehoe  


For sixteen years, Daisy has been good. A good daughter, helping out with her autistic younger brother uncomplainingly. A good friend, even when her best friend makes her feel like a third wheel. When her parents announce they’re sending her brother to an institution—without consulting her—Daisy’s furious, and decides the best way to be a good sister is to start being bad. She quits jazz band and orchestra, slacks in school, and falls for bad-boy Dave. 

But one person won’t let Daisy forget who she used to be: Irish exchange student and brilliant musician Cal. Does she want the bad boy or the prodigy? Should she side with her parents or protect her brother? How can she know when to hold on and when—and how—to let go?

What February release are you looking forward to?

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Book to Screen: The Fault In Our Stars Teaser Trailer!

Apparently the full length FIOS movie trailer aired this morning on the Today Show!!! While I haven't been able to get my hands on the full version I did want to share this little 12 second teaser trailer I found because it got me SO EXCITED for the movie!

We've been seeing movie stills and pictures from the set for so long it didn't feel real until I finally saw this trailer =D

Also a few new movie stills. . .

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Quote of the Week: Unravel Me (1)

Quote of the Week is a new segment where I will be sharing some of my favorite quotes, whether they be from books or just something I find inspiring.

"… stop walking around like the world crapped on your only roll of toilet paper."

-Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Ohh how I love Kenji =) He had so many great lines in this book, but this one was by far my favorite! 
I literally busted out laughing. I'm sure you'll be seeing more Kenji quotes in the weeks to come.

Friday, January 24, 2014

MG Review: The Dark Lady (Sherlock, Lupin & Me #1)

Title: The Dark Lady (Sherlock, Lupin & Me #1)
Author: Irene Adler
# of Pages: 240
Publisher: Capstone Young Readers
Publication Date: February 1st 2014
Source: NetGalley
Level: Middle Grade
Rating: 2 Hearts


While on summer vacation, little Irene Adler meets a young William Sherlock Holmes. The two share stories of pirates and have battles of wit while running wild on the sunny streets and rooftops. When Sherlock’s friend, Lupin, joins in on the fun, they all become fast friends. But the good times end abruptly when a dead body floats ashore on the nearby beach. The young detective trio will have to put all three of their heads together to solve this mystery.

My Verdict

I stumbled across this book when searching through NetGalley's available titles looking for something quite different. I've recently become obsessed with the BBC drama Sherlock and was very interested in this middle-grade mystery about a young Sherlock Holmes.

While this book is just being released in the US this February, it was originally an Italian title and part of a series that already has four books. The book is told from Irene Adler's point of view as she looks back at her childhood and the time her and Sherlock first met, one summer in the beach-side town of Saint-Malo. Unfortunately, the book lost my interest very early on. The "big" mystery was very slow paced which took away any potential suspense.

I wasn't impressed by the writing, it felt narrated rather than seen through the eyes of our protagonist, Irene. There was also an extreme over use of exclamation marks. It was as if everything that came out of Irene's mouth was super important! I began imaging that she didn't just speak, but rather yelled everything.

For a book about Sherlock Holmes I felt we hardly got to know him at all. He was quiet and mysterious, which I know are some of his famous character traits. I just wish he wasn't such a stranger to the reader.

Hopefully the target audience enjoys this book better than I did. As for me, I won't be carrying on with the series. 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Quote of the Week : Formerly Shark Girl

Quote of the Week is a new segment where I will be sharing some of my favorite quotes, whether they be from books or just something I find inspiring.

"Life should come with such a statement.
No Promises.
Just lots of hope."

- Shark Girl by Kelly Bingham

Friday, January 17, 2014

Kindle Book Deals

Just wanted to share a few kindle book deals I found tonight. Not sure how long these sale prices are running so don't delay!

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows 

The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke


Starters by Lissa Price 

Tempest by Julie Cross