Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #2: Bookish Things


Hello all!
Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday,
a meme hosted by


This week:

Top Ten Bookish Things (That Aren't Books)
That I Want!!

So, I raided the internet and had
a fantasy shopping spree.
Here is what I came up with,
in no particular order!

1. All You Need is Love...
This sign from Barnes and Noble is totally
on my wishlist!


2. White Owl Bookends from Barnes and Noble

3. Owl Embossed Italian Leather Journal

4. Blu-Ray Disc of Ender's Game

5. 642 Things to Write Journal
This looks so cool!

6. Corner Zig Zag Shelf
from Amazon!
So cute and functional!

7. Bookends with Drawers
from Amazon

8. Owl Bookmark
from Amazon

9. Gryffindor Scarf

10. Hunger Games Book Tote



What's on your Bookish Wish List??

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Weekly WrapUp!


Hello all!!
Welcome to my Weekly WrapUp!
With this post, I participate in the following meme's!



Posts from this week:



I am so stoked because 
 gifted me this wonderful book!
The cover is absolutely to die for!


Book Graceling meets Beauty and the Beast in this sweeping fantasy about one girl's journey to fulfill her destiny and the monster who gets in her way-by stealing her heart.

Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny.

Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him.

With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself for wanting to escape her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, Nyx abandons everything she's ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, destroy his enchanted castle, and break the nine-hundred-year-old curse he put on her people.

But Ignifex is not at all what Nyx expected. The strangely charming lord beguiles her, and his castle-a shifting maze of magical rooms-enthralls her.

As Nyx searches for a way to free her homeland by uncovering Ignifex's secrets, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Even if she could bring herself to love her sworn enemy, how can she refuse her duty to kill him? With time running out, Nyx must decide what is more important: the future of her kingdom, or the man she was never supposed to love.


How was your week?

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Review: Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J. Maas

Book Title: Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Published: August 27, 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
ISBN: 1619630621
Format: Ebook; 420pg
Source: Netgalley
Purchase:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble

Synopsis:

"A line that should never be crossed is about to be breached.

It puts this entire castle in jeopardy—and the life of your friend."

From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil.

Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart.

Then one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena's world shatters, she will be forced to give up the very thing most precious to her and decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie...and whom she is ultimately willing to fight for.


Crown of Midnight continued the paranormal vibe that was introduced in Throne of Glass. This novel kept a decent pace, mixing together intimate, quiet scenes and action flawlessly. The plot was solid and kept building layer after layer. The world that Maas created is still amazing and the characters grow so much throughout the story. It's just such an enthralling journey!

Celaena is back and just as bad ass as ever! I don't even know how to describe the character of Celaena besides a hardened assassin with a heart full of tenderness and hurt. She is also an extremely intelligent character and I loved the mystery aspect of this novel as well. All of the searching for clues and then putting together the riddles was quite interesting!

The "support" characters are just as intriguing as Celaena. I enjoyed the journey of Chaol and how he is not so blind in his loyalties now. Chaol has really manned up, but Dorian has kind of fallen off the grid. Chaol surprisingly became a very tender, although reserved, character. Not at all like the Captain of the Guard he was in Throne of Glass. It was interesting to watch him mature throughout the novel.

Nehemia is definitely one of the strongest characters in Crown of Midnight. She willingly and bravely accepts her fate yet on her terms. Nehemia is never one to go down without a fight. Perhaps that is why her and Celaena are such good friends, because both of them are warrior princesses fighting for freedom.

The twist at the end completely caught me off guard and I was totally shocked! Crown of Midnight definitely delivered on the hype it received! I thought Throne of Glass was amazing, but somehow this sequel topped that. Now I really can't wait to read the 3rd book!

5 stars to Crown of Midnight!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Think Out Loud #91: Honey Maid


Hello all!
Welcome to my weekly meme,
Think Out Loud!
Click HERE for more information!


This week, I am featuring another video!
This time it is from Honey Maid and I think has a positive message!

Honey Maid: LOVE






Wednesday, April 9, 2014

WWW Wednesday #29: Delirium


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Welcome to WWW Wednesday,
a meme hosted by Should Be Reading!


What did you recently finish reading?

by Sarah J. Maas

Book "A line that should never be crossed is about to be breached.

It puts this entire castle in jeopardy—and the life of your friend."

From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil.

Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart.

Then one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena's world shatters, she will be forced to give up the very thing most precious to her and decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie...and whom she is ultimately willing to fight for.


What are you currently reading?

Delirium (Delirium #1) by Lauren Oliver

Book Ninety-five days, and then I'll be safe. I wonder whether the procedure will hurt. I want to get it over with. It's hard to be patient. It's hard not to be afraid while I'm still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn't touched me yet. Still, I worry. They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness. The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don't.


What are you reading next?

by Neal Shusterman

Thief of Souls A group of monumentally powerful teens must face an ancient, soul-eating foe in this second book of The Star Shards Chronicles.

A cataclysmic explosion has given earthly teens astronomical powers—when the star Mentarsus-H went supernova at their conceptions, the teens absorbed the shattered soul of the star and inherited unimaginable abilities. Now the Star Shards have become like gods, drunk on their own power—and ripe for manipulation by The Bringer, a creature who would turn them against one another and transform the planet into his own personal feeding ground. But who is more dangerous: The Bringer or the Star Shards?

Acclaimed author Neal Shusterman presents “a story which is grippingly unexpected; (The Bookwatch) that sets the stage for the riveting conclusion to The Star Shards trilogy.


What are YOU reading??

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Unique Books


Hello all!
This is my first Top Ten Tuesday Ever!
I saw the topic and just knew I had to participate.
This meme is hosted by

This week the Topic was:

Top 10 Most Unique Books You've Ever Read

Why? Miles Franco is one of my favorite characters and Chris Strange comes up with some crazy stuff.

9. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. (REVIEW)
Why? This book was awesome for anyone that enjoys 80s trivia and the story is spectacular!

8. Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer. (REVIEW)
Why? Because Cinderalla is a cyborg. Enough said.

7. The Country Saga and The Dwellers by David Estes. 
Why? These 7 books are brilliant. The coolest thing is that the last book combines the worlds from both series into one awesome ending!

Why? This book is definitely one of Gaiman's finest.

5. Pantomime (Pantomime #1) by Laura Lam. (REVIEW)
Why? This book had a major twist in the plot and the setting and circumstances were astonishing.

4. The Mad Scientist's Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke. (REVIEW)
Why? Beautiful and heart-breaking, this book was such a new experience.

3. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk. 
Why? Because this book was a mind blowing read.

2. Genesis by Bernard Beckett. (REVIEW)
Why? You would have to read it to understand...

1. Room by Emma Donoghue. (REVIEW)
Why? Room is a serious book and does not stray from the dirty truth. What was so unique was the point of view of Jack. 

Teaser Tuesday #44: Delirium


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Welcome to Teaser Tuesday,
a meme hosted by Should Be Reading!


"Now I can't stop talking. "Did it hurt? The procedure, I mean. My sister said it was no big deal, not with all the painkillers they give you, but my cousin Marcia used to say it was worse than anything, worse than having a baby, even though her second kid took, like fifteen hours to deliver-" I break off, blushing, mentally cursing myself for the ridiculous conversational turn. I wish I could rewind back to last night's party, when my brain was coming up empty; it's like I've been saving up for a case of verbal vomit."


This Teaser is from: 

Delirium (Delirium #1) by Lauren Oliver

Book Ninety-five days, and then I'll be safe. I wonder whether the procedure will hurt. I want to get it over with. It's hard to be patient. It's hard not to be afraid while I'm still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn't touched me yet. Still, I worry. They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness. The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don't.
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