Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday Finds #1

  Friday Finds is a weekly event hosted by Should Be Reading where you list books that you have found over the week and added to your to- read list. They can be books you have borrowed, purchased, found online or whatever else!
So this is my first time participating in Friday Finds but I'm really excited to show you all what I've found! These are all books that I have borrowed through the kindle at my public library! Click on the title and it'll take you to the book's Goodreads page!



Asunder (Newsoul, #2)

Asunder (Newsoul 2)
By Jodi Meadows

I already read Incarnate which is the first book in this series and I loved it so I can't wait to read this one next!





Coda (Coda #1)

Coda (Coda #1)
By Emma Trevayne

This book sounds interesting and has to do with music, which I LOVE, so I'm excited to see if it's good.





Towering



Towering
By Alex Flinn

I've enjoyed other books written by Alex Flinn before and I haven't read a retelling of Rapunzel yet so let's see how it goes!









Well that's all I've found this week and I can't wait to start reading! What are your Friday Finds?

Vanessa


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday #2


Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves. This is hosted by Pen to Paper !    

Hey everyone! Happy Wednesday and sorry for not posting any reviews lately but I'm pretty busy with school work and it's only the 6th day of school! But anyways on to my wishlist. This book I have been wanting for quite awhile and am still waiting desperately for the chance to buy it. This is the sequel to Spellbound so the synopsis might give away some spoilers if you haven't read Spellbound yet. By the way I have reviewed Spellbound which you can look at right here - Spellbound !!  

What's on your wishlist this week?


Spellcaster (Spellbound #2)
By Cara Lynn Shultz
Published March 27th, 2012

Spellcaster (Spellbound, #2)







After breaking a centuries-old romantic curse, Emma Connor is (almost) glad to get back to normal problems. Although...it's not easy dealing with the jealous cliques and gossip that rule her exclusive Upper East Side prep, even for a seventeen-year-old newbie witch. Having the most-wanted boy in school as her eternal soul mate sure helps ease the pain, especially since wealthy, rocker-hot Brendan Salinger is very good at staying irresistibly close...


But something dark and hungry is using Emma's and Brendan's deepest fears to reveal damaging secrets and destroy their trust in each other. And Emma's crash course in ├╝berspells may not be enough to keep them safe...or to stop an inhuman force bent on making their unsuspected power its own.
Vanessa

Friday, August 23, 2013

Book Blitz - When Angels Fall by Stephanie Jackson



Hey Everyone! I'm happy to say that today I am hosting Stephanie Jackson's Book Blitz presented by Sage's Blog Tours. I'm already interested in this book just by reading the synopsis! So check it out!


When Angels Fall by Stephanie Jackson 

 Synopsis:

Danielle Coulter had never believed in anything except her mother, hard work and heartache. She never had time for religious fairy tales. But when her mother died, Dani was forced to believe…or die. Not only was she forced to accept that God and Lucifer are real, but also that she is the last living descent of God on Earth. An undeniable fact when the Archangel Gabriel fell to Earth to protect her.

 Archangel Gabriel; banished from Heaven over four million years ago for refusing to kill his brother, Lucifer, was about to get a second chance to re-enter Heaven. He was sent to Earth on a mission from his Father to protect the last Daughter of God; the last woman to carry the Blood of God on Earth, and kill his brother, once and for all. Gabriel had never expected to feel anything for Dani, but he soon found himself willing to fight Heaven and Hell to keep her safe, even if it meant his own destruction.


Author Bio:

Stephanie Jackson lives in Clarksville, TN with her husband, Rick. She been married for a lot of REALLY long years and has numerous children of varying ages, all seemingly incapable of doing their own laundry or preparing a meal. They're all grown and employed, but they won't leave. They never leave. One any given day, you can find one of them testing the holding power of the couch and making sure the remote control is in good working order.
http://stephaniejackson.webs.com/


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Vanessa


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday #1



 Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves. 
This is hosted by Pen to Paper !














So this is my first time participating in Wishlist Wednesday and I am eager to show you what's on my wishlist! 

The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1)
By Julie Kagawa
Published October 23rd, 2012
The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten, #1)


Don’t look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them.

That is Ethan Chase’s unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he’d dare to fall for.

Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister’s world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.


I have had The Lost Prince on my wishlist ever since in was published and am just dying to get my hands on it. Unfortunately I haven't yet which is why it is still on my wishlist. I read the the original Iron Fey series and fell in love with all the book and characters so you can imagine my reason for wanting to read this one. Plus it's Meghan's brother! What could be better than spending more time in the land of Faery? 

So what's on your Wishlist?

Vanessa






Monday, August 19, 2013

City of Bones - Movie!


The Mortal Instruments: City of BonesCity of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
Hello fellow Mundanes! I CAN NOT  believe that City of Bones is finally coming to a big screen near me! It feels like so long since I first found out it was going to be made into a movie and now I finally get to watch one of my favorite books on screen! I'll probably go and watch in Wednesday when it comes out. I'll have to go after school though since school starts Tuesday :(. 

























So anyways if you haven't heard of The Mortal Instruments Series or City of Bones then you need to keep reading! I posted a review of City of Bones a while back so here is the link to the review - COB Review. Read the book and the series and I promise you won't be disappointed! I even made a shirt with my friends for the showing but I'll post some pics tomorrow since I haven't uploaded them yet. I just can't wait to see this movie and so I'll post on Thursday to tell you how it went but with no spoilers ;)! 

City of Bones is truly a wonderful and magical book. Once you start reading you wont want to stop and you are bound to fall in love with a character or two! It's funny, action packed, suspenseful and romantic all in one. A book for everybody!

Vanessa

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Juliet Immortal Review

Juliet Immortal (Juliet Immortal, #1)
Juliet Immortal (Juliet Immortal #1)
By Stacey Jay
Published August 9th, 2011 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
306 pages

4 stars - Fantastic Retelling!

Fans of Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver and Becca Fitzpatrick's Hushwill relish this intense paranormal love story featuring Romeo and Juliet, literary history's most tragic couple, who meet again, not as true lovers, but truly as enemies.
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


When I saw that this book had to do with Romeo and Juliet I was honestly skeptical. Luckily I am able to say that I am skeptical no more and neither should you be. I know that not that many people are big fans of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and I'll admit that I'm not in love with the story, but Juliet Immortal is definitely a different experience. 

Juliet Immortal focuses on Juliet herself and takes place many years after the whole Romeo and Juliet spectacle. It adds a twist to the star-crossed lovers story and it's all the more intriguing. Romeo and Juliet don't love each other, in fact they actually almost hate each other. Neither of them are mortal and each are on different sides fighting for different things. Juliet is fighting for true, romantic love but she isn't quite sure is she even believes there is such a thing. But now with her current mission Juliet is finding out exactly what kind of love is out there and that she might actually have another chance at a love that was taken away from her.

Juliet was a like able  character. She was strong, smart and caring even though most of the people she was interacting with were strangers to her. She really fought to make things right among many of the people there. Her story and how she felt about Romeo betraying her was intriguing and kind of sad. But things start looking up for her and I was happy with were things ended up for her. The whole book had just enough romance, action, suspense and teen angst :). It really was a fantastic retelling of Romeo and Juliet and now I can't wait to be able to read the second book where we focus on Romeo. This book really let you see the characters in a different light. You got to see Juliet grow and start to have faith and believe and you got to see Romeo in all his badness with maybe just a hint of true goodness. All in all Juliet Immortal was a book that caught my attention and held it. So go ahead and check this one out!

Vanessa

Monday, August 5, 2013

Scarlet Review

Scarlet (Scarlet #1)
Scarlet (Scarlet #1)
By A.C. Gaughen
Published February 14th, 2012 by Walker Childrens
292 pages

4 stars - Fantastic Retelling!

Many readers know the tale of Robin Hood, but they will be swept away by this new version full of action, secrets, and romance.

Posing as one of Robin Hood’s thieves to avoid the wrath of the evil Thief Taker Lord Gisbourne, Scarlet has kept her identity secret from all of Nottinghamshire. Only the Hood and his band know the truth: the agile thief posing as a whip of a boy is actually a fearless young woman with a secret past. Helping the people of Nottingham outwit the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham could cost Scarlet her life as Gisbourne closes in.

It’s only her fierce loyalty to Robin—whose quick smiles and sharp temper have the rare power to unsettle her—that keeps Scarlet going and makes this fight worth dying for.


I have been wanting to read this book for a long time now and I was finally able to get my hands on it! Scarlet is an intriguing and suspenseful retelling of a beloved tale of mine, Robin Hood. What did I love about this book? Robin Hood wasn't the main character. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Robin Hood, but I thought it was definitely creative and just interesting to write about a different character. I wouldn't have thought about there even being a Scarlet but I really enjoyed her character and the story itself.

Scarlet is a strong and independent young women. She has been through quite a few predicaments which we learn throughout the book. She has secrets and at times has trust issues. She isn't a perfect character and at times I was wishing she would make a decision but she was a character I enjoyed reading about. I LOVED Robin and of course Munch and John. They were easy to love and added to the story. There were of course the villains and the characters the you could easily be annoyed with.

Overall Scarlet was intriguing, funny and full of suspense and some romance. Scarlet's own story of her past was interesting and different and added to the whole Robin Hood tale. I really can't wait for the next book to come out because I need to know what comes of Scarlet and the rest of the group. If you love Robin Hood and want to read a refreshing retelling then this is the book for you. Either way check it out! 

Vanessa

Friday, August 2, 2013

August Begins!

Hey Everyone! So it seems like I keep putting up these posts more and more nowadays. Once again I have been absent from my blog because once again I am super busy at home. I also put in a little vacation somewhere during these past 18 days of absence. And now school is starting up again, the 20th of this month to be exact, and I'll be a different kind of busy. But it's my Senior year so I don't know if I'll be as busy as last year or less or more.... 
So anyways on to the important stuff. I still want to post reviews and I really want to share with you about the wonderful and not so wonderful books I'm reading but I'm not sure how frequently I'll be able to do that. I'm going to try to type up a few at a time so that I can just post them each day or week but with getting ready for a new school year I'm not sure of how much time I'll have. Just know that reviews will go up...they just might be scattered here and there :). I'll be checking my email daily though so if there are any questions, comments or requests to review books, I'll know. 
So thanks for checking out my blog and reading my reviews! And here's to another new month!

Vanessa