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October 6, 2013

Hiatus: College!

Hey Guys!!

So I know it's been a long time since I (Ishita) have posted something, and well in short I have been beyond busy with my freshman year of college. With life moving on I haven't been as active online as I usually am, and well it sorta sucks. I do feel bad for leaving you guys stranded, but with classes, socializing, and studying I have had less time to read and blog. I hope once i get into schedule I can change that, but until then I just wanted to say Zareen and I will be slowing down with the posting for the time being. We will post periodically but it will definitely not be as frequently as we had been doing. I love all of you and hope you guys love this blog enough to keep coming even though the time spent on the blog will decrease a bit. Thanks for understanding! And until the next post....Byeeee Guys!! :D

October 5, 2013

October 2, 2013

If Only... (13)

If only Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini were a movie.

Haven't read or heard of the book yet? Here's a taste:

How do you defy destiny?

Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it's getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. At school she's haunted by hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they're destined to play the leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout history.

As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry, she realizes that some myths are more than just legend. But even demigod powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her and Lucas together—and trying to tear them apart.

September 30, 2013

Review: Rift by Andrea Cremer

Chronicling the rise of the Keepers, this is the stunning prequel to Andrea Cremer's internationally bestselling Nightshade trilogy!

Sixteen-year-old Ember Morrow is promised to a group called Conatus after one of their healers saves her mother's life. Once she arrives, Ember finds joy in wielding swords, learning magic, and fighting the encroaching darkness loose in the world. She also finds herself falling in love with her mentor, the dashing, brooding, and powerful Barrow Hess. When the knights realize Eira, one of their leaders, is dabbling in dark magic, Ember and Barrow must choose whether to follow Eira into the nether realm or to pledge their lives to destroying her and her kind.

With action, adventure, magic, and tantalizing sensuality, this book is as fast-paced and breathtaking as the Nightshade novels.

September 28, 2013

Special Someone Saturday: Barrow Hess

Hi lovelies! This week's Special Someone Saturday post is brought to you by Barrow Hess from Rift by Andrea Cremer. 

September 25, 2013

If Only... (12)

If only Stick It were a book.

Haven't seen or heard of the movie? Here's a taste:

Haley Graham is a former gymnast-turned-juvenile delinquent who, after one too many run-ins with the law, is forced to enroll at an elite gymnastics academy, the VGA in Houston, Texas which is run by the legendary Olympic gymnast Burt Vickerman. But the rebellious Haley is not welcomed into the academy by the other teenage gymnasts who despise her for walking out on her Junior Olympic team years earlier during a competition which cost them the gold medal. But Haley is not a docile person either and makes every effort to provoke conflicts with the other girls. Vickerman takes it upon himself to coach Haley in his own way to make her regain her self respect for the VGA's coming spot on the Gymnastic Nationals.

September 24, 2013

Review: The Theory of Everything by Kari Luna (Did Not Finish Review)

The Theory of Everything

One part Libba Bray's GOING BOVINE, two parts String Theory, and three parts love story equals a whimsical novel that will change the way you think about the world.
Sophie Sophia is obsessed with music from the late eighties. She also has an eccentric physicist father who sometimes vanishes for days and sees things other people don’t see. But when he disappears for good and Sophie’s mom moves them from Brooklyn, New York, to Havencrest, Illinois, for a fresh start, things take a turn for the weird. Sophie starts seeing things, like marching band pandas, just like her dad.

Guided by Walt, her shaman panda, and her new (human) friend named Finny, Sophie is determined to find her father and figure out her visions, once and for all. So she travels back to where it began—New York City and NYU’s physics department. As she discovers more about her dad’s research on M-theory and her father himself, Sophie opens her eyes to the world’s infinite possibilities—and her heart to love.
Perfect for fans of Going Bovine, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and The Probability of Miracles.

September 23, 2013

Review: Last Rite (Personal Demons #3) by Lisa Desrochers

In this final installment of the thrilling, edgy Personal Demons series, the battle between Heaven and Hell has become critical, and Frannie Cavanaugh is right at the center of it.

With the help of the powerful angel Gabe and demon-turned-mortal Luc, Frannie has been able to stay one step ahead of the forces of Hell. But when the demons killed Frannie's best friend and destroyed her brother, they raised the stakes. If Frannie wants to keep her family and friends safe, she knows she has no choice but to go on the run.

Their best defense is the power Frannie has been struggling to master, but her attempts to hone her skill go horribly awry. If Frannie doesn't learn fast, the consequences could be devastating--even apocalyptic.

What happens when you can't outrun Hell...or trust the ones you love?

September 21, 2013

Special Someone Saturday: Jesse Eisenberg (From any movie really)

Last weekend I finally got the chance to watch Now You See Me, which I gotta say is a fantastic movie for those who want eye candy, good acting, a plot line you can't expect, and entertainment. 

Not only does that cast have a lot of eye candy, it has Jesse Eisenberg, who I am a huge fan of. I've only seen a few movies with him in it, but his nerdy, quirky, bit of a nervousness when he talks is probably the most entertaining thing ever! 

That sarcastic air, and the low key  humor he insert in between a solid convo or a tangent/ monologue amazes me since most people usually miss it so they just see a really rambly guy. In both the Social Network and  Now You See Me, Jesse has this sarcastic, controlling, yet really hot air to him. I think I am on of the only people who think this, but watching him in both movies was just wonderful. The guy is definitely talented! 

So without further ado, let's cue in the eye candy!

Jesse Eisenberg  | via Facebook


now you see me | Tumblr
You tell them Jesse! 
I also love Andrew Garfield <3
So Jesse Eisenberg is my special someone this week, whose yours? Tell me in the comments below, I would love to know! 

September 20, 2013

It's Finally Friday (11) with Michelle G. Miller

Well hell there lovelies!

It's finally Friday, and I'm back with another edition of this meme! This week we have Michelle G. Miller author of  Never Let You Go. I have yet to read Miller's book, but I am hoping once in college I'll be using my kindle much more often so I'll end up giving it a shot! I can definitely say I am intrigued! Well now, on to the interview!

September 19, 2013

Let's Discuss (4): Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them- Fangirling Over the Wonderful Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

Hi guys!!
So last week it was revealed that JK Rowling is screen writing for the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them which basically means another Harry Potter Related Movie!!! This is beyond exciting let me tell you! 1920s, England, Magic, Monsters, My Queen (JK Rowling) are all coming back! I am beyond excited (click play below to watch/hear/and laugh at my reaction to the news!), so I decided to go unscripted for this vlog (sadly, which means no words on this one for y'all to read :/). Have fun!! And make sure to comment below you reaction to the news, or even your reaction to my reaction! :D

Thanks for watching! Make sure to like, subscribe, and comment for more videos! Leave in the comments below what you want me to discuss next week! 

September 18, 2013

If Only... (11)

If only Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo were a movie.

Haven't read or heard of the book yet? Here's a taste:

The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, crawling with monsters that feast on human flesh, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka.

Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers a unique power that thrusts her into the lavish world of the kingdom’s magical elite—the Grisha. Could she be the key to unravelling the dark fabric of the Shadow Fold and setting Ravka free?

The Darkling, a creature of seductive charm and terrifying power, leader of the Grisha. If Alina is to fulfill her destiny, she must discover how to unlock her gift and face up to her dangerous attraction to him.

But what of Mal, Alina’s childhood best friend? As Alina contemplates her dazzling new future, why can’t she ever quite forget him?

September 17, 2013

Review: The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding

The Reece Malcolm List

Things I know about Reece Malcolm:

1. She graduated from New York University.
2. She lives in or near Los Angeles.
3. Since her first novel was released, she’s been on the New York Times bestseller list every week.
4. She likes strong coffee and bourbon.
5. She’s my mother.

Devan knows very little about Reece Malcolm, until the day her father dies and she’s shipped off to live with the mother she’s never met. All she has is a list of notebook entries that doesn’t add up to much.
L.A. offers a whole new world to Devan—a performing arts school allows her to pursue her passion for show choir and musicals, a new circle of friends helps to draw her out of her shell, and an intriguing boy opens up possibilities for her first love.
But then the Reece Malcolm list gets a surprising new entry. Now that Devan is so close to having it all, can she handle the possibility of losing everything?

September 16, 2013

Review: Original Sin (Personal Demons #2) by Lisa Desrochers

Luc Cain was born and raised in Hell, but he isn’t feeling as demonic as usual lately—thanks to Frannie Cavanaugh and the unique power she never realized she had. But you can’t desert Hell without consequences, and suddenly Frannie and Luc find themselves targeted by the same demons who used to be Luc’s allies.

Left with few options, Frannie and Luc accept the protection of Heaven and one of its most powerful angels, Gabe. Unfortunately, Luc isn’t the only one affected by Frannie, and it isn’t long before Gabe realizes that being around her is too…tempting. Rather than risk losing his wings, he leaves Frannie and Luc under the protection of her recently-acquired guardian angel.

Which would be fine, but Gabe is barely out the door before an assortment of demons appears—and they’re not leaving without dragging Luc back to Hell with them. Hell won’t give up and Heaven won’t give in. Frannie’s guardian exercises all the power he has to keep them away, but the demons are willing to hurt anyone close to Frannie in order to get what they want. It will take everything she has and then some to stay out of Hell’s grasp.

And not everyone will get out of it alive.

September 14, 2013

Special Someone Saturday: Gabriel

Hey guys! This week's Special Someone Saturday post is brought to you by Gabriel from Lisa Desrochers' Personal Demons trilogy.

September 13, 2013

It's Finally Friday! (10): Interview with M. Leighton

Hi lovelies! This week on It's Finally Friday!, we have M. Leighton, author of the Blood Like Poison series, the Madly series, and several other YA and adult novels. I'm definitely a fan of For the Love of a Vampire (Blood Like Poison #1) and am hoping to read the next two books soon. Paranormal and contemporary fans, be sure to check out M. Leighton's books! And now, without further ado, the interview. :)

September 12, 2013

Let's Discuss (3): Addictions (My Confession to You All)

Hi Guys!!
This week on Let's Discuss I need to confess something. I've been dealing with a problem and well this is my story.

September 11, 2013

If Only... (10)

If only The Perfect Score were a book.

Haven't seen or heard of the movie? Here's a taste:

All-around good boy Kyle only obstacle to realizing his dream, studying architecture at Cornell, is his average SAT exam score. For best buddy Matty Matthews, getting into college is his hope to be reunited with dream girl Sandy. They realize haughty brat Francesca Curtis, owner of the Princeton building where ETS makes the SAT test, can provide them security codes so stealing the SAT results before the make-ups becomes an option. Charming Kyle talks her into it, but also enlists their senior high school near-valedictorian Anna Ross, whose Brown ambition is imposed by bossy parents. She brings along basketball dumbo Desmond Rhodes. Realizing their planning was overheard in the school toilet by marijuana addict Roy, the buddies take hum on board, ands find he's actually a natural genius without any ambition. Kyle nearly pulls off a first plan with luck, but blows it. His second plan is better, and the team improvises just enough to get the scores with one major sacrifice. But in the process, their states of mind change decisively.

September 10, 2013

Review: Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Origin (Lux, #4)
Daemon will do anything to get Katy back.
After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.
All Katy can do is survive.
Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?
Together, they can face anything.

But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on?

And will they even be together?

September 9, 2013

Review: Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers

Frannie Cavanaugh is a good Catholic girl with a bit of a wicked streak. She has spent years keeping everyone at a distance---even her closest friends---and it seems as if her senior year is going to be more of the same . . . until Luc Cain enrolls in her class. No one knows where he came from, but Frannie can’t seem to stay away from him.

What she doesn’t know is that Luc is on a mission. He’s been sent from Hell itself to claim Frannie’s soul. It should be easy---all he has to do is get her to sin, and Luc is as tempting as they come. Frannie doesn’t stand a chance. But he has to work fast, because if the infernals are after her, the celestials can’t be far behind. And sure enough, it’s not long before the angel Gabriel shows up, willing to do anything to keep Luc from getting what he came for. It isn’t long before they find themselves fighting for more than just Frannie’s soul.

But if Luc fails, there will be Hell to pay . . . for all of them.

September 8, 2013

Special Someone Saturday: Archer

Aloha world! This week's Special Someone Saturday has become a Special Someone SUNDAY because my internet went haywire and didn't post my post *aww poop*. So this week after finishing Origin by Jennifer L. Aremtrout, I realized my special someone definitely has to be Archer. 

September 6, 2013

It's Finally Friday: Interview with Mercy Amare

Aloha lovelies! 
It's finally Friday, and I'm back with another edition of this meme! This week we have Mercy Amare, author of her recent novel You Got Me, but also author of the Rockstar series and the Kihanna saga . I have yet to read Amare's novels, but by overall oppinions and reviews I have seen around I have a hunch that You Got Me will definitely be my cup of tea. This is definitely a book for fans who love contemporary romances and insta-love type books, or someone who just wants to try something new :)  And now...the interview!

September 5, 2013

Let's Discuss! (2): How to Get Things Done + Giveaway of one book of your choice!

Hi Guys!!
This week on Let's Discuss I'm basically talking about how to get back on track! I've been behind with my TBR pile and all my other hobbies so I've found a few tips that I think may help shave off time from my day so I have more time to do the things I love!

September 4, 2013

If Only... (9)

If only Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout were a movie.

Haven't read or heard of the book yet? Here's a taste: 

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.

September 3, 2013

Review: City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5)
The New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments continues—and so do the thrills and danger for Jace, Clary, and Simon.
What price is too high to pay, even for love? When Jace and Clary meet again, Clary is horrified to discover that the demon Lilith’s magic has bound her beloved Jace together with her evil brother Sebastian, and that Jace has become a servant of evil. The Clave is out to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. As Alec, Magnus, Simon, and Isabelle wheedle and bargain with Seelies, demons, and the merciless Iron Sisters to try to save Jace, Clary plays a dangerous game of her own. The price of losing is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost?
Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.

September 2, 2013

Review: The Demon Catchers of Milan by Kat Beyer

Mia's ordinary life is disrupted in the most horrifying way possible when she is possessed by a hungry and powerful demon--and only saved by the arrival of relatives from Italy, the country her grandfather fled many decades ago. Now her cousins Emilio and Giuliano say the only way to keep her safe is for her to come back with them to Milan, to live, to learn Italian, to fall in and out of love, and to master the family trade: fighting all demons with the lore of bell, book, and candle. Milan is not what Mia expected, but it will change her forever, in this stunningly well-written novel about an American girl who, fleeing an ancient evil, finds her only salvation in her ancestral home.

August 31, 2013

Special Someone Saturday: Wesley Ayers

Hi everyone! This week, my Special Some Saturday is brought to you by Wesley "Wes" Ayers from Victoria Schwab's The Archived!

August 30, 2013

It's Finally Friday! (8): Interview with Cyndi Tefft

Hi guys! It's finally Friday, and I'm back with another edition of this meme! This week we have Cyndi Tefft, author of the Between series currently composed of Between, Hell Transporter, and Even In Darkness. I had a chance to read Between nearly a year ago, and while it wasn't my favorite book of all time, I did enjoy it. Paranormal romance fans and mature YA audiences, give it a shot--it might be right up your alley. Now, without further ado, the interview!

August 29, 2013

Let's Discuss! (1): Rant of a Frustrated Fangirl- Reacting to Bad Reactions for The Mortal Instruments City of Bones

Well hello guys!
I've decided to do weekly vlog posts talking about the latest things in the book world, fangirling, etc. So below you can read the post or you can watch the vlog, and watch me make a food of myself, so yea, enjoy!

August 28, 2013

If Only... (8)

If only Ever After were a book.

Haven't seen or heard of the movie? Here's a taste:

Danielle, sole daughter of a deceased French nobleman, is raised - more as a servant than as a stepdaughter - by cruel and snobbish Rodmilla together with her own two daughters Marguerite and Jacqueline. One day, she accidentally meets Prince Henry, the future king of France. A little later Danielle has to pretend to be a noble person and meets the prince again. This time, his interest in the young lady grows. But the day of the prince's marriage draws closer and closer without an official bride at hand. Actually, her stepsister Marguerite seems to have the best odds to win the race. But they all underestimated the power of true love, especially when a genius is at hand... 

August 27, 2013

Review: Goddess (Starcrossed #3) by Josephine Angelini

Goddess (Starcrossed, #3)

After accidentally unleashing the gods from their captivity on Olympus, Helen must find a way to re-imprison them without starting a devastating war. But the gods are angry, and their thirst for blood already has a body count.
To make matters worse, the Oracle reveals that a diabolical Tyrant is lurking among them, which drives a wedge between the once-solid group of friends. As the gods use the Scions against one another, Lucas’s life hangs in the balance. Still unsure whether she loves him or Orion, Helen is forced to make a terrifying decision, for war is coming to her shores.
In Josephine Angelini’s compelling conclusion to the masterfully woven Starcrossed trilogy, a goddess must rise above it all to change a destiny that’s been written in the stars. With worlds built just as fast as they crumble, love and war collide in an all-out battle that will leave no question unanswered and no heart untouched.

August 26, 2013

Review: The Archived by Victoria Schwab

Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive.

Da first brought Mackenzie Bishop here four years ago, when she was twelve years old, frightened but determined to prove herself. Now Da is dead, and Mac has grown into what he once was, a ruthless Keeper, tasked with stopping often—violent Histories from waking up and getting out. Because of her job, she lies to the people she loves, and she knows fear for what it is: a useful tool for staying alive.

Being a Keeper isn’t just dangerous—it’s a constant reminder of those Mac has lost. Da’s death was hard enough, but now her little brother is gone too. Mac starts to wonder about the boundary between living and dying, sleeping and waking. In the Archive, the dead must never be disturbed. And yet, someone is deliberately altering Histories, erasing essential chapters. Unless Mac can piece together what remains, the Archive itself might crumble and fall.

In this haunting, richly imagined novel, Victoria Schwab reveals the thin lines between past and present, love and pain, trust and deceit, unbearable loss and hard-won redemption.

August 24, 2013

Special Someone Saturday: Jamie Campbell Bower

Hello wonderful people of the world! So as you know, this week The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones released, and well obviously I had to go an watch it...duhhh! Safe to say it is one of my favorite book to movie adaptions and I am beyond happy with the casting, acting and overall movie. If you have read the book, you will love it! 

Like Zareen said, she LOVED the cast and made that her special someone last week, well this week I am featuring the wonderful Jamie Campbell Bower! I have been a fan of his not only since he was considered for casting, but since Harry Potter, Twilight, and Camelot. But him in City of Bones just killed me (in a good way). 

Jamie is a fantastic actor, who embraces and naturally portrays a character. He is talented, but from what it seems he acts so "real" in person, interviews and such. He doesn't seem to walk around with an ego, and just enjoys life. He has charisma. But on top of that he is funny, musically talented, and well every sorta wonderful possible...thus the reason he is my special someone this week! :) Now let's take a look at all the amazing of which is Jamie <3

August 23, 2013

It's Finally Friday! (7): Interview with Megan Curd + Giveaway!

Hey There!
This week I have the fantastic Indie author Megan Curd, who not only is talking about her book Steel Lily but is also talking about her favorite books, hobbies and more! Continue reading for her interview, and also a bonus giveaway! :D 

What is your favorite book of all time? 
I don’t know if I could pick just one! Can I say the entire Harry Potter series? I think that’s as close to one favorite book as I could get, because I LOVE J.K. Rowling! I would probably hyperventilate and pass out if I ever had an opportunity to meet her, lol.

August 22, 2013

Out This Week in YA (6): Controversy, Creeptastic, Adventures

Every week there is another new release, so why not highlight them? This week there have been some great releases, these are some that I am most excited for:

Title: Asylum
Author: Madeleine Roux
Release: August 20, 2013
Asylum is a thrilling and creepy photo-novel perfect for fans of the New York Times bestseller Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
For sixteen-year-old Dan Crawford, New Hampshire College Prep is more than a summer program—it's a lifeline. An outcast at his high school, Dan is excited to finally make some friends in his last summer before college. But when he arrives at the program, Dan learns that his dorm for the summer used to be a sanatorium, more commonly known as an asylum. And not just any asylum—a last resort for the criminally insane.
As Dan and his new friends, Abby and Jordan, explore the hidden recesses of their creepy summer home, they soon discover it's no coincidence that the three of them ended up here. Because the asylum holds the key to a terrifying past. And there are some secrets that refuse to stay buried.
Featuring found photos of unsettling history and real abandoned asylums and filled with chilling mystery and page-turning suspense, Madeleine Roux's teen debut, Asylum, is a horror story that treads the line between genius and insanity

August 21, 2013

If Only... (7)

If only The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin were a movie.

Haven't read or heard of the book yet? Here's a taste:

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.

August 20, 2013

Review: 52 Reasons to Hate My Father by Jessica Brody

52 Reasons to Hate My Father

Being America’s favorite heiress is a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it.
Lexington Larrabee has never to work a day in her life. After all, she’s the heiress to the multi-billion-dollar Larrabee Media empire. And heiresses are not supposed to work. But then again, they’re not supposed to crash brand new Mercedes convertibles into convenience stores on Sunset Blvd either.
Which is why, on Lexi’s eighteen birthday, her ever-absent, tycoon father decides to take a more proactive approach to her wayward life. Every week for the next year, she will have to take on a different low-wage job if she ever wants to receive her beloved trust fund. But if there’s anything worse than working as a maid, a dishwasher, and a fast-food restaurant employee, it’s dealing with Luke, the arrogant, albeit moderately attractive, college intern her father has assigned to keep tabs on her.
In a hilarious “comedy of heiress” about family, forgiveness, good intentions, and best of all, second chances, Lexi learns that love can be unconditional, money can be immaterial, and, regardless of age, everyone needs a little saving. And although she might have 52 reasons to hate her father, she only needs one reason to love him.

August 19, 2013

Review: Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2) by Leigh Bardugo

Darkness never dies.

Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land. She finds starting new is not easy while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. She can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.

The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her--or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.

August 17, 2013

Special Someone Saturday - TMI: City of Bones Cast

Hello lovely people! Anyone who follows me on Twitter or Tumblr knows just how obsessed I am with Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments. In honor of the fact that the film adaptation of book one, City of Bones, releases this Wednesday, I'm going to shake things up by featuring a couple of someones aka the central cast.

August 16, 2013

It's Finally Friday! (6): Interview with Courtney Cole

Hi everyone! We're back with another It's Finally Friday! interview. This week, we're featuring YA/NA author Courtney Cole of The Bloodstone Saga, The Paradise Diaries, and the Beautifully Broken series among others. I've actually gotten the chance to read Every Last Kiss (The Bloodstone Saga #1) and I fell in love with the world Courtney created. I'd highly recommend it for historical fiction, mythology, adventure, and romance fans. Now, without further ado, the interview!

August 14, 2013

If Only... (6)

If only The Prince and Me were a book.

Haven't seen or heard of the movie? Here's a taste:

Paige Morgan, a free-spirited American college student attending a Wisconsin university, meets and falls in love with one of her classmates, but what she doesn't know is that he's actually a Danish prince, Edvard or Eddie, spending his "gap year" (before having to perform his princely duties) hiding in America disguised as a regular guy...

Call me crazy, but I honestly watch this movie every single time it's on television. I have most of the dialogue memorized. Even though it got some pretty negative reviews from critics, I think it could make a pretty awesome novel. The characters are definitely too old to fit into the Young Adult scheme, but the college atmosphere as well the issues addressed would definitely work well for a New Adult book. 

August 12, 2013

Review: My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers #2) by Rachel Vincent

When Kaylee Cavanaugh screams, someone dies.

So when teen pop star Eden croaks onstage and Kaylee doesn’t wail, she knows something is dead wrong. She can’t cry for someone who has no soul.

The last thing Kaylee needs right now is to be skipping school, breaking her dad’s ironclad curfew and putting her too-hot-to-be-real boyfriend’s loyalty to the test. But starry-eyed teens are trading their souls: a flickering lifetime of fame and fortune in exchange for eternity in the Netherworld—a consequence they can’t possibly understand.

Kaylee can’t let that happen, even if trying to save their souls means putting her own at risk...