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February 29, 2012

Review: Incarnate by Jodie Meadows

Incarnate (Newsoul, #1)
 New soul
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.
No soul
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 afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?
Heart
Sam believes Ana's new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana's enemies--human and creature alike--let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else's life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?
Jodi Meadows expertly weaves soul-deep romance, fantasy, and danger into an extraordinary tale of new life.

February 27, 2012

Review: Sleight by Jennifer Sommersby


Sleight (AVRA-K #1)Hey guys! Today my other helper (for reviewing), Sneha is doing a review! Sneha is one of my brother's other friends, and she is exactly like me. Addicted to books! She is a lover all things fiction and she has a great review for you!

Her mom is dead. Ghosts follow her around.
Her best friend is an elephant.
And she’s about to meet the biggest game changer of all: a boy. With a secret.

When circus-dwelling Gemma Flannery learns she will be attending public school for the first time in her seventeen years, little does she know that fitting in with her 12th-grade classmates will be the least of her concerns. A pro at hiding her knack for seeing the dead (“shades”), Gemma is grieving the recent suicide of her mentally ill mother, a process eased by the introduction of her first real love interest, the charming and painfully handsome Henry Dmitri, who is harboring his own collection of dangerous secrets. Together, they will be presented with a frightening challenge: to assume their roles as heirs to a 3000-year-old magical text, the AVRAKEDAVRA, a book the ├╝ber-rich, sleight-of-being master Lucian Dmitri would do anything to get his hands on. As each terrifying layer in her new reality melts away, Gemma unearths truths that her quiet, nomadic life with the Cinzio Traveling Players is not at all what she’d always cherished. Gemma and Henry must rely on each other to stop Lucian’s diabolical plotting that will bring the world to its tired, scab-riddled knees, and are sent on the flight of their young lives, to save themselves, their families, and the world from the darkest kind of destruction.


With no mother, an elephant for a friend, and ghosts following her every step, seventeen year old Gemma Flannery is left to fend for herself in the brutal, chaotic world of public high school. As if attending Eaglefern HS wasn’t enough, a bustling circus on the verge of collapsing is the only place left for Gemma to call ‘home’. Like me, you will be sucked into the enticing, vivid world of Sleight where surprising twists and turns are very common. Gluing my eyes to each page, the descriptive words suck the story out of Gemma’s unusual life as the surprising story of Sleight unravels. (I practically devoured the book in like five hours =D and I am only eleven!!!) After falling in live with Henry Dmitri, Gemma pieces together secrets about her confusing life that are revealed from this mysterious romance with her boyfriend. Only trusting each other, this cute couple goes on an action packed journey to unearth the entire truth of the AVRAKEDAVRA, an ancient magical text that controls the destiny of the world.

Gemma Flannery- a seventeen year old girl whose bright red hair and beautiful, perfect complexion deceive everyone as her life is filled with deep secrets and mysterious twists.

I have no idea what to say about this award because I absolutely love this book!!! I recommend it to everyone ages eleven and up, I hope you love it to!!! I rate it 5/5 stars, enjoy reading!

-Sneha

February 26, 2012

A Week Under the Sea 25

In My Mailbox is a meme created by Kristi@ The Story Siren, its purpose is to encourage blogger interaction, as well as highlight books for our readers. IMM is not only for books you have received through the mail, but also library, borrowed, and bought books.

February 19, 2012

A Week Under the Sea 24




For Review
Lost Code by Kevin Emerson

Won:
Signed Nightshade Poster
~Fishy >O

February 12, 2012

A Week Under the Sea 23





Gifted: 
Obsidian by JLA
The Fire by James Patterson 
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
something like fate by Susane Colasanti

Won:
Under  the Never Sky  by Veronica Rossi
A Million Suns by Beth Revis 
Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton

Bought:
Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature by Robin Brande


~Fishy >O

Guest Review: Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs


Hey everyone Tammana Is back with another review! Tammana is my little brother's friend and she is also a reader! She loves reading and writing, and well she recently discovered that she can write reviews! So now she will guest review on my blog once in a while!
                   ~Fishy

Grace just moved to San Francisco and is excited to start over at a new school. The change is full of fresh possibilities, but it’s also a tiny bit scary. It gets scarier when a minotaur walks in the door. And even more shocking when a girl who looks just like her shows up to fight the monster.
Gretchen is tired of monsters pulling her out into the wee hours, especially on a school night, but what can she do? Sending the minotaur back to his bleak home is just another notch on her combat belt. She never expected to run into this girl who could be her double, though.

Greer has her life pretty well put together, thank you very much. But that all tilts sideways when two girls who look eerily like her appear on her doorstep and claim they're triplets, supernatural descendants of some hideous creature from Greek myth, destined to spend their lives hunting monsters.

These three teenage descendants of Medusa, the once-beautiful gorgon maligned by myth, must reunite and embrace their fates in this unique paranormal world where monsters lurk in plain sight.
San Francisco a wonder place. Right? Well not if you are the descendants triplets from Medusa.

  • Gretchen: The strongest and bravest of them all. Always hunting the Minotaur. And was surprised to run into a girl who looked just like her.

  • Grace: She has the power to Autoport any where. But never found out until she meet Gretchen and found herself in a fight with a women cobra.

  • Greer: Finds out that she can see the future after discovering that she was a triplet. Confused as it, she doesn't know what to do but back off. But soon realizes that now she can't survive without them.

With the triplets now reunited, they are faced to embrace what going to come in the future. Now knowing that there is a bounty on their head. They are faced to see danger in every path they take. Sweet Venom, by Tera Lynn Childs is a captivating and fantastic book. I started in one day and finished on the same day. It was so interesting. That once I started reading I couldn't stop. Tera began and ends on an intriguing note and once I finished I quickly researched when the next book was coming out. I am Super excited! I recommended this book to my mom and a couple of my other friends and they said that THEY LOVED IT. I give it a 5 star.


February 9, 2012

Review: Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Vlog)


Half-Blood (Covenant, #1)

The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi-pure-bloods-have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals-well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures. Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1:Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden. Unfortunately, she's crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn't her biggest problem--staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck






~Fishy >O

February 8, 2012

Guest Post from Lisa from Turning Pages!


Hey Guys! Today we have Lisa from Turning Pages and she is here today to talk about blogging and life! So here she is! 

Lisa a.k.a Turning Pages is my name, and reading and reviewing is my type of game! I'm seventeen, a junior in high school, and spend my days going to school, doing (what seems to be endless) homework, studying for ACT and SAT, which are coming up fast, and spending quality time with my three loves; Josh, my family, and books! 

Turning Pages, is turning one at the end of February! I can't believe I've been blogging for almost a year; it's mind blowing! I don't think I've ever done something, and stuck to it for this long! Turning Pages was simply created, to further my love of reading, I didn't even know that this many people were actually blogging too. Here at home, I don't really have any friends that read as much as I do, so I don't really have anyone to talk books with. But ever since I've started Turning Pages, I've meet tons of awesome blogging buddies, authors, publishers, and followers! 

I'm so grateful for everything that's happened to me, simply because I do what I love; read books, and write reviews! 

Thank you soooo much for having me, I'm really honored to be featured on your blog! I hope you can come and visit Turning Pages sometime, and let me know how you started blogging. 

Lisa

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~Fishy >O

February 4, 2012

Review : The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer




Mara Dyer doesn't think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
        It can.
She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.
       There is.
She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.
        She's wrong.


     Reading this book almost 4 months ago I feel really late posting my review for this fantastic book. I had been dying to read this book, the advance reviews, the cover, the avatar picture, and just everything about the book just made it sound amazing! I did everything to get my hands on it; I entered giveaways, I pleaded and begged my parents, and I even had my library put it on their list of books to get (they still haven't gotten it...*gasp*). I was lucky enough to get a pre-order copy and, man I was so excited! I started it the minute it came in! Michelle Hodkin still amazed me, even with my super high expectations.
         Right on the first page the book starts off with a letter. Right in the beginning the reader is told that the narrator is not Mara Dyer, and it's a pseudonym. Well what! On the first page we are told there is no 'real" Mara Dyer...but the book is called THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER! Right there you know the book is going to be more complex, than girl meets guy and they fall in love. The first 5 chapters or so is all back story, which I will not go into, because spoiling is not what I do (unless you are Zareen ;D ).
       The book has a strong plot, which keeps you hooked. So hooked that you can't get out, even after finishing the book! There is witty humor, especially from a certain someone who I will talk about in a moment, completely different story that has not been written before, and the book is so dirty it's clean (sexually). So hard to explain, only after reading it would you understand. But the characters are strong willed and hilarious, and they are very shocking. As much as I love Mara, she is an amazing protagonist, I must talk about the amazing, dashing, sexy, British, blue eyed heartthrob....NOAH SHAW!
          OMG!!! I love him! If only he actually existed.... Noah is your bad boy, who has a heart. He is rebellious but smart. Sexy and mysterious. He has the British accent, the blue eyes, and just the amazing body. He is amazing! He is also the funniest thing in the book, I love his humor. Both his sarcasm mixed with Mara's equals an epic scene! I totally adore Noah...or as Zareen and I call him...NOAH FREAKIN' SHAW! He is my number one fictitious boyfriend! He is eeep! That is him in one word....EEEEP! <3
        As you can tell I completely fell in love with this book. The book ended on such a note, it was really kinda creepy/ scary. So hard not to say anything! But without ruining the book, I can say you are in for a surprise! The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer was an amazingly fantastic book! So epic! I can not wait for book two....which is not coming out fast enough! This is a book everyone will love, paranormal fans, sci-fi, guys, girls, EVERYONE! SO GO AND READ IT IF YOU HAVEN'T!!!! And on this not I would give this book a ∞/5 That is how amazing it is!!! 
                   

February 1, 2012

Guest Post with Zareen From Reach for the Stars and The Books!


Hey everyone! I'm Zareen aka Taco from Reach for the Stars...and the Books! and I'm here to share my top 5 most anticipated books of 2012. Here we go...

City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5)
1. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare ~ Jace. JACE. Do I need to say more? I think not. (P.S. Isn't the cover gorgeous? *swoon*)
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
2. Insurgent by Veronica Roth ~ I think it's safe to say that just about every blogger out there is excited for this sequel to the dystopian debut Divergent. It will definitely be interesting to see what Ms. Roth has in store for us and her beloved characters, especially Tris and Four!
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)
3. Untitled (Mara Dyer #2) by Michelle Hodkin ~ The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer was definitely the book that totally and completely blew my mind in 2011. I can't wait for the next one! Noah Shaw = #win.
Timepiece (Hourglass, #2)
4. Timepiece by Myra McEntire ~ The originality of Hourglass really caught my attention, and even though this sequel is actually not written in the very witty Emerson's point of view, I'm thoroughly excited to read from Kaleb's perspective! 
Dreamless (Starcrossed, #2)
5.  Dreamless by Josephine Angelini ~ The first in this series, Starcrossed, will always hold a special place in my heart since it was not only my first ARC but also my first personalized book. Even aside from that, Ms. Angelini's writing is beautiful and her boys are very much indeed fangirl-worthy. 

And there you have it! :)


~Fishy >O