Monday, December 31, 2012

Books I'm Definitely Going to Read in 2013

So, these books have just been sitting on my shelves (on my Nook, too) . . . untouched . . . collecting dust. Yeah, I know, I'm mad at myself. Bad me. So I've made the decision that I'm going to read these books and stop putting it off. Because I bet all I'm doing here is just depriving myself from some great reads. Here they are:
1. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
THEY SAY that the cure for Love will make me happy and safe forever. And I've always believed them. Until now.
Now everything has changed. Now, I'd rather be infected
with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years smothered by a lie.
(I seriously need to read this before it becomes a movie!)

2. Matched by Ally Condie
Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate... until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.
The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.

3. The Emerald Talisman by Brenda Pandos
To be normal, sixteen-year-old Julia Parker would shed her empathic gift in a second. Life has been difficult since her mother's mysterious disappearance ten years earlier - an event she witnessed, but can't remember. Julia's situation becomes more complicated after a near death experience from a blood thirsty stalker. As high school students go missing it is clear there is a connection to her own experience--past and present. Someone has to stop the madness and a chance encounter with a creepy psychic foretells that only Julia is the key to stopping the madness, but it may require the life of the one she loves.

4. Divergent by Veronica Roth
In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

5. Romeo Redeemed by Stacey Jay
Seductive companion to the popular Juliet Immortal, in which former lovers—Romeo and Juliet—meet, not as true lovers, but truly as enemies.
Cursed to live out eternity in his rotted corpse, Romeo, known for his ruthless, cutthroat ways, is given the chance to redeem himself by traveling back in time to save the life of Ariel Dragland. Unbeknownst to her, Ariel is important to both the evil Mercenaries and the love-promoting Ambassadors and holds the fate of the world in her hands. Romeo must win her heart and make her believe in love, turning her away from her darker potential before his work is discovered by the Mercenaries. While his seduction begins as yet another lie, it soon becomes his only truth. Romeo vows to protect Ariel from harm, and do whatever it takes to win her heart and soul. But when Ariel is led to believe his love is a deception, she becomes vulnerable to Mercenary manipulation, and her own inner darkness may ultimately rip them apart.

6. Witchcraft by Emma Mills
Jess is no ordinary vampire. Protected by the Manchester vampire clan, and initiated by her family’s east coast American coven, she is sought after by every dark witch and warring vampire faction. Jess must fight if she wants to keep hold of her friends, her sanity and finally her existence.
As the dead bodies of human girls begin to stack up, and her recently accepted vampire boyfriend, Daniel, finds himself in prison, Jess goes on a crazy, forbidden trip to London, racing against time to save an old friend and solve the mystery behind Daniel’s incarceration. In battling new enemies and finding new friends, Jess’s confidence finds room to grow, but who will she lose along the way?

7. Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock
Mackenzie and Amy were best friends. Until Amy was brutally murdered.
Since then, Mac's life has been turned upside down. She is being haunted by Amy in her dreams, and an extremist group called the Trackers has come to Mac's hometown of Hemlock to hunt down Amy's killer:
A white werewolf.
Lupine syndrome--also known as the werewolf virus--is on the rise across the country. Many of the infected try to hide their symptoms, but bloodlust is not easy to control.
Wanting desperately to put an end to her nightmares, Mac decides to investigate Amy's murder herself. She discovers secrets lurking in the shadows of Hemlock, secrets about Amy's boyfriend, Jason, her good pal Kyle, and especially her late best friend. Mac is thrown into a maelstrom of violence and betrayal that puts her life at risk.
Kathleen Peacock's thrilling novel is the first in the Hemlock trilogy, a spellbinding urban fantasy series filled with provocative questions about prejudice, trust, lies, and love.

8. Fallen by Lauren Kate
There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.
Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.
Even Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce – he goes out of his way to make that very clear. But she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, Luce has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret...even if it kills her.
Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, FALLEN is a page-turning thriller and the ultimate love story.

9. Lullaby (Watersong Series #2) by Amanda Hocking
Harper only wanted a safe, normal life. But when her younger sister Gemma runs off with a dangerous clique of beautiful girls, Penn, Thea, and Lexi, everything changes. Vowing to get her sister back no matter what the cost, Harper must face dangers unlike any she's ever experienced. Fortunately, she has Daniel by her side, a gorgeous guy who's devoted to helping her find her sister—and who's immune to the girls' dark powers.
While Harper searches for her sister, Gemma struggles to adjust to her new life. Gemma's powers are growing by the day, and the longer she lives with her new "sisters," the harder it is to resist entering their magical world. It's a realm both dark and beautiful, and where she's plagued by strange hungers and unspeakable needs. Just as she's drifting far away from her old life, Harper and Daniel find her...but no one can deny how much she's changed. All she wants is to return to her family and the mortal world, but how can she do that when she's become something else entirely—and will they still love her once they learn the truth?

10. Entice (Embrace Series #2) by Jessica Shirvington
Violet Eden is Grigori - part angel, part human. Her destiny is to protect humans from the vengence of exiled angels.
Knowing who to trust is key but, when Grigori reinforcements arrive, it becomes clear everyone is hiding something. Even Lincoln. The only thing Violet does know: Phoenix's hold over her is more dangerous than ever.
The race to find the one thing that could tilt the balance of power brings them all to the sacred mountains of Jordan, where Violet's power will be pushed to the extreme. And the ultimate betrayal exposed.

11. Captivate (Need Series #2) by Carrie Jones
He smiles. It's a wicked smile. Kind but not kind. Handsome but dangerous. Feral almost. I can see why Nick nearly killed him, Nick...
I ask again, "Why were you in the road?"
"I was waiting for you."

Zara and her friends thought they'd solved the pixie problem. And they did - sort of. The pixie's are all locked away, deep in the woods. But the king's needs grow stronger each day that he is in captivity, while his control over his people weakens. And it's enough to draw a new king into town. Astley claims he is different. He claims there are pixies who can live peacefully with humans, that it doesn't have to be all violence and nastiness all the time. Zara wants to believe him...until Astley also claims that she is fated to be his queen.
There is no way Zara would ever turn pixie. And she's got good friends who will make sure of that. Besides, she and Nick are so in love they're practically inseparable. But when they very thing Zara wants to protect most is exactly what's at risk, she is forced to make choices she never imagined....

Happy New Year everyone!

Most Anticipated Reads of 2013

Okay, so below are the top 10 books I'm absolutely dying to read in 2013 :)
There are so many more books I'm looking forward to, but I don't think I could name them all in one post.

1. Apollyon (The Covenant Series #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Fate isn’t something to mess with… and now, neither is Alex.

Alex has always feared two things: losing herself in the Awakening and being placed on the Elixir. But love has always been stronger than Fate, and Aiden St. Delphi is willing to make war on the gods—and Alex herself—to bring her back.

The gods have killed thousands and could destroy entire cities in their quest to stop Seth from taking Alex’s power and becoming the all-powerful God Killer. But breaking Alex’s connection to Seth isn’t the only problem. There are a few pesky little loopholes in the whole “an Apollyon can’t be killed” theory, and the only person who might know how to stop the destruction has been dead for centuries.

Finding their way past the barriers that guard the Underworld, searching for one soul among countless millions, and then somehow returning will be hard enough. Alex might be able to keep Seth from becoming the God Killer… or she might become the God Killer herself.

2. Of Triton (Of Poseidon #2) by Anna Banks
In this sequel to OF POSEIDON, Emma has just learned that her mother is a long-lost Poseidon princess, and now struggles with an identity crisis: As a Half-Breed, she’s a freak in the human world and an abomination in the Syrena realm below. Syrena law states that all Half- Breeds should be put to death.

As if that’s not bad enough, her mother’s reappearance among the Syrena turns the two kingdoms—Poseidon and Triton—against one another. Which leaves Emma with a decision to make: Should she comply with Galen’s request to keep herself safe and just hope for the best? Or should she risk it all and reveal herself—and her Gift—to save a people she’s never known?(less)

3. Elegy (Hereafter #3) by Tara Hudson
A stalker ghost, misguided Seers, and spellbinding wraiths—Amelia Ashley has faced them all. Now her greatest hope is to spend the rest of her afterlife with her living boyfriend, Joshua. But the demonic forces return to give her an ultimatum: turn herself over to the darkness or watch them murder one living person per week until she does. Amelia fears she might really be doomed, until the forces of light give her another option. She can join them in their quest to gather souls, with a catch: Once she joins them, she can never see Joshua again…

3. Shadow of the Mark (Carrier #2) by Leigh Fallon
Life for Megan Rosenberg just got a lot more complicated.

While she evoked the air element, and her feelings for Adam intensified, a web of lies, deceit, and betrayal was spun around her. With the Order tightening its hold, and the reinstatement of the Mark Knights, Megan has more questions than answers as the Marked Ones grow in strength.

New people arouse suspicion, the DeRises start behaving strangely, and Megan begins to unravel a destiny shrouded in mystery. It’s a destiny the Order has struggled to hide, and a destiny someone from the past… far in the past, has already laid claim to.

Alliances will be made, and friends will be lost, as the Order’s dark secrets are revealed by the very thing they sought to destroy.

4. If I Should Die (Revenants #3) by Amy Plum
I will not lose another person I love. I will not let history repeat itself.

Vincent waited lifetimes to find me, but in an instant our future together was shattered. He was betrayed by someone we both called a friend, and I lost him. Now our enemy is determined to rule over France’s immortals, and willing to wage a war to get what they want.

It shouldn’t be possible, none of it should be, but this is my reality. I know Vincent is somewhere out there, I know he’s not completely gone, and I will do anything to save him.

After what we’ve already fought to achieve, a life without Vincent is unimaginable. He once swore to avoid dying—to go against his nature and forsake sacrificing himself for others—so that we could be together. How can I not risk everything to bring my love back to me?

5. Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
No blurb or cover yet but I need this book now!

6. Sweet Peril (The Sweet Trilogy #2) by Wendy Higgins
Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. She’d been naive about a lot of things.

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.

When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?

6. Destiny (Brightest Kind of Darkness #3) by P.T. Michelle
When destiny is on the line, will love be enough to light the way?

In order to save Ethan, Nara gets pulled deeper into his dark world, where everything she thought she knew about Ethan and herself turns on its head. Ethan and Nara turn up the heat with bone-melting seduction and heart-rending moments, but surprising revelations, lies, treachery, betrayal, and unimaginable evil will challenge their relationship and their future together. As the stakes rise, encompassing more than just her relationship with Ethan, will Nara make the ultimate sacrifice?

7. Mind Games (Mind Games #1) by Kiersten White
Fia was born with flawless instincts. Her first impulse, her gut feeling, is always exactly right. Her sister, Annie, is blind to the world around her—except when her mind is gripped by strange visions of the future.

Trapped in a school that uses girls with extraordinary powers as tools for corporate espionage, Annie and Fia are forced to choose over and over between using their abilities in twisted, unthinkable ways… or risking each other’s lives by refusing to obey.

In a stunning departure from her New York Times bestselling Paranormalcy trilogy, Kiersten White delivers a slick, edgy, heartstoppingly intense psychological thriller about two sisters determined to protect each other—no matter the cost.

8. Everbound (Everneath #2) by Brodi Ashton
Nikki Beckett could only watch as her boyfriend, Jack, sacrificed himself to save her, taking her place in the Tunnels of the Everneath for eternity — a debt that should’ve been hers. She’s living a borrowed life, and she doesn’t know what to do with the guilt. And every night Jack appears in her dreams, lost and confused and wasting away.

Desperate for answers, Nikki turns to Cole, the immortal bad boy who wants to make her his queen — and the one person least likely to help. But his heart has been touched by everything about Nikki, and he agrees to assist her in the only way he can: by taking her to the Everneath himself.

Nikki and Cole descend into the Everneath, only to discover that their journey will be more difficult than they’d anticipated — and more deadly. But Nikki vows to stop at nothing to save Jack — even if it means making an incredible sacrifice of her own.

In this enthralling sequel to Everneath, Brodi Ashton tests the bonds of destiny and explores the lengths we’ll go to for the ones we love.

9. Sentinel (The Covenant Series #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
No cover or blurb yet but I seriously need this book! Right after I read Apollyon, of course.

10. Through the Zombie Glass (The White Rabbit Chronicles #2) by Gena Showalter
Cover and blurb yet to be released but I cannot wait for this!! I would so give up my firstborn child to read this! (A little too far? Yeah? Whatever.)

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

The Best of 2012

So I've done a lot of The Best of 2012 posts today and I really do hope I made up for my absence. I had a lot of fun doing these posts because it made me realize how much I really did love every book and every character. And it also made me realize how much I am dying inside because I don't have the next book in some of the series I mentioned.

Gah! I want them now!

If you haven't noticed already, I am not a very patient person. But I will have to be, if it means I get my hands on a swoon-worthy book! Then that means, I will be able to review them ALL! So it's a win-win situation for everyone. Ha-ha. You're welcome.

So I have decided that tomorrow, I will post books that I am highly anticipating in 2013! Even the covers and the blurbs will also be included! Well, for most of them anyway. One or two of them probably won't. But they will still be amazing! I already know that!

Until tomorrow, my lovelies!

And since I forgot to tell you before Christmas, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

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Books That Are Going To Be Movies

These are movies I am definitely going to see when they come out! I've read most of the books that I'm going to name, but the rest I will definitely read a little later on. OMG I AM SOOOOO FREAKING EXCITED!!!

Delirium by Lauren Olived

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Fallen by Lauren Kate

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

House of Night series by P.C. Cast

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Wake by Lisa McMann

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Firelight by Sophie Jordan

Is anyone else super excited for these movies to be released?! Which movie are you most excited for?

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Best Book Boyfriends of 2012 <3

Here are a few guys I fell in love with right away:
Aiden St. Delphi
Deity- Jennifer L. Armentrout
*Aiden is every single teenage girl's dream! Aiden is gorgeous, he's like a freaking ninja, and he knows exactly what to say to make you feel better. He is a total sweetheart! *sighs* WHERE THE HELL IS APOLLYON?!

Daemon Black
Opal- Jennifer L. Armentrout
*Daemon won me over completely by the first book! He is amazingly sexy, infuriating, sweet (at times; when he isn't being a giant dickhead), protective, hilarious, and he really is like a real teenage boy. Daemon doesn't always say the right things, but he will do anything to keep the people he loves safe. I NEED ORIGIN RIGHT NOW!! I'M HAVING DAEMON WITHDRAWALS!!

Kaiden Rowe
Sweet Evil- Wendy Higgins
*Kaiden is the biggest flirt on the planet. Then again, it could be because he is the son of the Duke of Lust. Yeah . . . maybe that's it. Anyways, Kaiden cares, no matter how hard he tries to hide it. Even though he really has been with more girls than I'd like to actually think about, he is a total sweetheart and would do anything to protect the girl that has captured his attention.

Galen Forza
Of Poseidon- Anna Banks
*How can I not love a prince? Who wouldn't melt into a puddle under his violet gaze? Galen is HOT without even trying!

Vincent Delacroix
Until I Die- Amy Plum
*French, gorgeous, caring, knows how to work a sword, and loves with all he is! Um . . . What is there not to love about this guy?!

Oliver Knight
Darkness- Joann I. Martin Sowles
*Yes, he is a vampire, and no, he doesn't sparkle. This boy . . . Jeez, I love him so much.

Seth . . . (I don't remember his last name)
Pure- Jennifer L. Armentrout
*Seth can be a little bit of a giant douche sometimes, but he does care about someone other than himself. I was all over Seth in Pure. Um, and I really really hope he doesn't die in Apollyon and Sentinel.

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Beautiful Book Covers of 2012

Here are book covers that are just absolutely gorgeous:

Pure- Jennifer L. Armentrout

Deity- Jennifer L. Armentrout

Opal- Jennifer L. Armentrout

Sweet Evil- Wendy Higgins
(I would so give a kidney for that dress!)

Of Poseidon- Anna Banks

Endlessly- Kiersten White

Alice in Zombieland- Gena Showalter

Arise- Tara Hudson

Until I Die- Amy Plum

And besides the beautiful covers, the words inside them are absolutely incredible! Give them a chance if you don't believe me!

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Best Kick-Butt Heroines of 2012

So these are a few of my favorite heroines from a few amazing books I've read this past year. And yes, they all do kick some bad guy butt! In no particular order (well, except for 1 &2):
Alexandria Andros (Alex)
The Covenant Series: Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Alice Bell (Ali)
Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

Violet Eden
Embrace by Jessica Shirvington

Evelyn Green (Evie)
Paranormalcy Series by Kiersten White

Remy O'Malley
Touched by Corrine Jackson

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Best Book Couples of 2012

Okay, I know I've been a little MIA lately and I'm super sorry for that. But! But! I hope to make up for my absence with this post! So I'll just stop annoying you with my babbling and just get on with it.
Here are my favorite book couples of 2012:
Kaiden Rowe & Anna Whitt
Sweet Evil- Wendy Higgins

Lend & Evie
Paranormalcy- Kiersten White

Alexandria Andros & Aiden St. Delphi
The Covenant Series- Jennifer L. Armentrout

Lexi & Dan
Briar Creek Vampires: Cold as Ice (Book #5)- Jody & Jayme Morse

Lizzie & Drew
Remembrance- Michelle Madow

Remy O'Malley & Asher Blackwell
Touched- Corrine Jackson

Katy Swartz & Daemon Black
The Lux Series- Jennifer L. Armentrout

Rachel Adams & Logan McEntire
Defiance- C.J. Redwine

Laney & Oliver
The Brookehaven Vampires: Tainted Blood (#3)- Joann I. Martin Sowles

Nara Collins & Ethan Harris
Brightest Kind of Darkness- P.T. Michelle

Charlotte Brewer & Wyatt Anderson
Lure- Stephanie Jenkins

Ashlyn & Fin
Everblue- Brenda Pandos

Alice Bell & Cole Holland
Alice in Zombieland- Gena Showalter

Emerson Cole & Micheal Weaver
Hourglass- Myra McEntire

Galen & Emma
Of Poseidon- Anna Banks

Loki & Wendy
The Trylle Trilogy- Amanda Hocking

Xavier & Bethany
Halo- Alexandra Adornetto

Kate & Vincent
Die For Me- Amy Plum

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay

The most tragic love story in history . . .

Juliet Capulet didn't take her own life. She was murdered by the person she trusted most, her new husband, Romeo Montague, a sacrifice made to ensure his own immortality. But what Romeo didn't anticipate was that Juliet would be granted eternity, as well, and would become an agent for the Ambassadors of Light. For 700 years, she's fought Romeo for the souls of true lovers, struggling to preserve romantic love and the lives of the innocent. Until the day she meets someone she's forbidden to love, and Romeo, oh Romeo, will do everything in his power to destroy that love.

"These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
Which as they kiss consume."
—Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Rating Scale (1-10): 9

My Review:When I first read the blurb for this book, I thought it was pretty interesting, but since Romeo and Juliet isn't on my Top 5 Favorite Plays, I didn't expect to love it as much as I did. I was super impressed with this spinoff of Romeo and Juliet, and I'm so excited to be getting the sequel Romeo Redeemed. 

Stacey Jay made Romeo and Juliet such strong characters by completely changing the story up. In this version, it turns out Romeo is more than willing to be murderous on Juliet in exchange for eternal life, given to him by evil forces known as the Mercenaries. Juliet, thanks to the Nurse who saves her life, gets eternal life as well, signing up to work for the Ambassadors, the forces of light. I'm guessing you think that sounds a little ridiculous, but it's a fantasy, so . . . yeah. This storyline worked amazingly well for me, though.

Most of the book (besides three chapters/intermezzos from Romeo) is from Juliet's POV. Her work of the Ambassadors of Light entails taking over another person's body for a short period of time. Her goal is to find a pair of lovers and make sure they reach true love, making sure their auras burn brightly for each other. She must join the two lovers together before Romeo could convince one of them to kill the other for eternal life.

This time when Juliet manifests on Earth, she enters the body of a deeply depressed, lonely girl named Ariel Dragland. Unfortunately, Romeo, who takes over dead bodies, restoring them to life so they don't look like nasty zombies, appears in the car with her, since Ariel and Dylan had been in a major car crash. To make the story short, Dylan made a bet that he could sleep with Ariel, she found out, he kind of tried to force her, and she crashed the car, killing him and injuring herself. In other words, Dylan is a huge jerk face! Guess what, though. Romeo is WAY worse and creepier. A quote will be at the end to explain.

Jay's writing was phenomenal, and I was never bored. This book was an instant page-turner. The only problem I had with this book was Juliet. She's portrayed as this strong, determined character, who has wised up from all the horrible things Romeo has done to her. Though she works for true love, she no longer belives it in anymore. And what's a little worse, is that she wants revenge on Romeo.

The problem was that she immediately loves someone else. Ben, the guy who saves her from Romeo the night of the crash. Don't get me wrong, I loved Ben! He was sweet, protective, gorgeous, and he automatically liked Ariel as Juilet. Even during the first encounter, he admitted that he cared about her although he didin't have a clue who she really was. I'll put a quote at the very end of this review, so you can see.

She doesn't fight her feelings for Ben very hard, or for very long. It was a little hard to believe she had her walls up, since she loved so easily.

The ending made me go, "Oh! I get it now! Okay. That was pretty clever. I got it." I liked the ending, despite what other people said. I am so looking forward to the next book.

Quotes! (Yes, this is probably a one time thing. Then again, maybe not.):

. "Slow down, sweetness. Let me get my hands around your ankle and we'll see if you can fly." (Jay 10)
Creepy. Romeo. This guy is seriously damaged, and I'm pretty sure that this is the only line in the book that made me do a double take.

"I don't care about the window!" he says, slamming his palm on the steering wheel. "I care about you!'
"You don't even know me!" My voice hits a sharp note that rings in the silence. (Jay
Told you I'd put a quote from Ariel and Ben's first meeting. That escalated quickly.

"Yes, talk. Chat. Have  . . . verbal intercourse?" He winks, and I fight the urge to show him what I think of him with my middle finger. (Jay 96)
Another creepy Romeo quote. Already starting to dislike him? Just a little bit?

Would I reread it? Yes!
Would I recommend it? Definitely.

My 3 Reviews

Okay, I just realized something I said the other day. I said I would post 3 reviews from 3 of my favorite books. Since I was running around yesterday, I only had time to do the Favorite Reads of 2012. No matter how much I want to tell you guys that I'll do them today, but I just can't. I have to Christmas shopping and then wrap all the presents. So yeah, I don't have a lot of free time today. Maybe I'll do 1 tonight, and then the last 2 tomorrow. (Maybe! I said maybe!) I will try my best.

So I hope you guys have a good day, and I will try to be here tonight. ,

Friday, December 21, 2012

Favorite Reads of 2012 (Continued)

OF POSEIDON by Anna Banks
WAKE by Amanda Hocknig
MY BLOOD APPROVES by Amanda Hocking
HEREAFTER by Tara Hudson
TAINTED BLOOD by Joann I. Martin Sowles
Sorry, I had to start a new post. My iPad's acting up. But that's all for now. Of course, I loved more books than this because I am a book fanatic.
What books did you love this year?

Favorite Reads of 2012

           I'm excited to do this kind of post, but I'm hoping I do not forget some book that I really loved and then be mad at myself. But whatever. In no particular order:

THE IRON KING by Julie Kagawa. I was told by so many of my friends to read this book,but I never got around to it. And I regret it, because the second I started reading it, I just couldn't stop. This book is so deserving to be a best seller. I cannot wait for Christmas and I get the entire series! *Squee!*

HALF-BLOOD by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Oh. My. God. Jennifer has to be my favorite author of all time. I have read every single one of her YA books, and take my word for it, they are all amazing! I'm just telling you this as a warning, because there will be a couple more books from her on this list. This book had action, a hot steamy romance, and a funny, witty heroine that I love!

DEFIANCE by C.J. Redwine. When I first read the blurb for this book, I was immediately like, "I need to read this. NOW." And I did. And I loved it. And I am counting down the days until the sequel comes out. This book also contains a heroine that does not need her love interest to rescue her. By the way, the love interest is SMOKING ;) (Just saying.)

OBSIDIAN by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Told you. Another Jennifer L. Armentrout book. And I loved this one just as much (if not more) than Half-Blood. No, never mind. I love them both the same. They're awesome. This book was amazing. Heart-stopping action, a drop-dead gorgeous love interest (one that I wanted to stab with a fork in the first chapter, then ended up falling for), and a heroine that kind of does need a little saving, but is so completely awesome.

PARANORMALCY by Kiersten White. I read the first few pages of the book, I automatically loved it. It was so unlike any book I had ever read, I was so completely amazed. There were so many paranormal creatures in this book, it was kind of hard to keep up. I still loved it, though. This was a fun read that I finished in a day. And not because it's super short, it's just that I'm a super fast reader. This was an amazing book. I finished the sequel and I need the last one. Desperately.

SWEET EVIL by Wendy Higgins. I was on the fence about this book at first. When I finished the free sample from my Nook, I was wondering whether or not it would be worth the money. So against the little voice in my head that said "Don't waste your money," I told it to shut up and I bought the book. And it was so amazing. (Yes, I am going to say that about every book, so get over it) Wendy Higgins is a very talented writer and she definitely deserves the recommendation of her book. Because it was incredible.

ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND by Gena Showalter. Sweet. Baby. Jesus. This book blew my mind! Okay, it may sound a little weird, but believe me, this book is SO worth the money. Yes, as it says in the title, there are zombies present. And they aren't very nice. Alice Bell has lived her entire life cooped up in her house with her little sister, her mom, and dad. She believes her dad is completely mental because he warns her never to go out past dark because of the monsters that roam around in the night. When her entire family dies in a horrific car crash, and she goes to live with her grandparents, her life  gets turned upside down. She meets the baddest of boys who has a secret that was just only slightly surprising.

REMEMBERANCE by Michelle Madow. This book was so incredibly romantic that I fell in love with it right away. This book was inspired by Taylor Swift's Love Story music video. I loved it and I loved the love interest.

And here are some more books that I loved and I think you guys should love, too:
EMBRACE by Jessica Shirvington
HOURGLASS by Myra McEntire
CURSED by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Yes, another one.)


Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Real Blog

                 Alright, so I realize this isn't exactly a real, official blog yet, but once I get a laptop (and I'm hoping to get one this Christmas, so keep your fingers crossed) I promise I will add tabs, edit the About Me, have some giveaways, and just make you guys love me! So once the holidays are over, I will stay completely true to blogging. Scouts honor.
                  Anyways, since I do not have to spend eight hours in a prison called school tomorrow, I will post 3 reviews about some amazing books I've read in the past month. If you're in love with YA paranormal romance as much as I am, then you will adore these books. I promise you. And! And! I will also add some stuff about me! Mostly just randomness about me!
                  I will be back tomorrow! You know, the day we're all supposed to die -_-. Whatever. I'll be here tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

So, today I am going to be incredibly selfish and use my blog to get a good grade in English class. Yes, yes, I know, I'm sorry, but I got to read a book for this assignment and post a review about it. So, at least something good came out of it.
Anyways, I'll just get on with this book review. . .
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath didn't have the effect on me that I thought it would. It looked pretty interesting when I read the blurb and figured it wouldn't be a bad read. I expected this book to grab my attention by the first chapter. Instead, I dove face first into a pool of complaints and confusion. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the book. For someone in high school, I felt like I kind of had to read it. But hell, I would definitely be lying if I said this book didn't have me questioning my own sanity by the time I reached the middle of the book.
Esther Greenwood comes from a small suburban town just outside of Boston. She has always been that girl that is obsessed with school and wanted to do extremely well. While in college, she is given an internship at a women's magazine in New York City with several other successful college women. She isn't used to the glamorous city life nor does she really care much for it. She isn't as excited as everyone expects her to be. Despite the amazing opportunity she's given, she is just neutral about the whole thing. When she's out and meets men, she uses a fake name. She follows her friends around and does what they do. When the internship is over, Esther's world comes to a sudden halt when she receives news about a summer college course. To be incredibly cliché, Esther goes far off the deep end. Mostly the second half of the book shows how completely different she becomes. How even though she was incredibly intelligent and had more than enough potential, all of that just wasn't enough.
Esther Greenwood relied on her intelligence to get her by in life. Then sadly, her intelligence and her abilities were put in doubt and she no longer felt worthy of living. Even in the beginning, she learned not to get her hopes up about anything. "If you expect nothing from somebody, you're never disappointed" (Plath 42).
Blood is a symbol that means a lot in this book. When Esther's date attempts to rape her, she gives him a bloody nose. When Esther attempts to commit suicice, she slashes her calves instead of her wrists. Mostly the blood shows the frightening experiences she endures through the book.