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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:

Asylum
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...

August 10, 2013

Special Someone Saturday: Dune from Myra McEntire's Timepiece


This week of Special Someone Saturday is brought to you by Myra McEntire's Hourglass trilogy. As a huge fan of her books, and just having finished Infinityglass *Check out the review here* I am now in love with her newest YA boy Dune (whose last name I don't remember).

August 9, 2013

It's Finally Friday!: Interview with Cory Putnam Oaks

Hello beautiful people of the world! 
As you know Friday and the weekend is among us, and to celebrate, today we haveCory Putnam Oaks of The Veil to come and discuss herself and her book. Cory is a fantastic author and her books the Veil is definitely a novel you will want to read! Also, if you are an author who is interested in being featured please send me an email or a tweet; I would love to have you particaipate! And on that note...THE INTERVIEW! >:D

August 8, 2013

Out This Week In YA (5):

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:

The Weight of Souls
Title: The Weight of Souls
Author: Bryony Pearce
Release: August 6, 2013
Sixteen year old Taylor Oh is cursed: if she is touched by the ghost of a murder victim then they pass a mark beneath her skin. She has three weeks to find their murderer and pass the mark to them – letting justice take place and sending them into the Darkness. And if she doesn’t make it in time? The Darkness will come for her…
She spends her life trying to avoid ghosts, make it through school where she’s bullied by popular Justin and his cronies, keep her one remaining friend, and persuade her father that this is real and that she’s not going crazy.
But then Justin is murdered and everything gets a whole lot worse. Justin doesn’t know who killed him, so there’s no obvious person for Taylor to go after. The clues she has lead her to the V Club, a vicious secret society at her school where no one is allowed to leave… and where Justin was dared to do the stunt which led to his death.
Can she find out who was responsible for his murder before the Darkness comes for her? Can she put aside her hatred for her former bully to truly help him?

And what happens if she starts to fall for him?
I actually just heard about this book while looking through goodreads, so I don't know too much about it. I'm not too intrigued by the summery, it's not exactly what I am looking for in a read.

August 7, 2013

Release Day and Giveaway: Infinityglass by Myra McEntire!

Infinityglass (Hourglass, #3)

• Pub Date: August 6, 2013
• Publisher: EgmontUSA
• Format: Hardcover / Ebook 304 pages
• Age Range: Young Adult
The stakes have risen even higher in this third book in the Hourglass series.
The Hourglass is a secret organization focused on the study of manipulating time, and its members — many of them teenagers -­have uncanny abilities to make time work for them in mysterious ways. Inherent in these powers is a responsibility to take great care, because altering one small moment can have devastating consequences for the past, present, and future. But some time trav­elers are not exactly honorable, and sometimes unsavory deals must be struck to maintain order.
With the Infinityglass (central to understanding and harnessing the time gene) at large, the hunt is on to find it before someone else does.
But the Hourglass has an advantage. Lily, who has the ability to locate anything lost, has determined that the Infinityglass isn't an object. It's a person. And the Hourglass must find him or her first. But where do you start searching for the very key to time when every second could be the last?

If Only... (5)

If only Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins were a movie.

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


Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris--until she meets √Čtienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, √Čtienne has it all...including a serious girlfriend.

But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?
Without a doubt, this novel is one of my favorite YA contemporaries of all time. After all, when you have a strong heroine, a swoonworthy foreign love interest, and a whirlwind romance in the City of Love, what's not to adore?

August 6, 2013

Review: Infinityglass (Hourglass #3) by Myra McEntire

*sorry about not posting yesterday! Blogger hates me :( *
Infinityglass (Hourglass, #3)

The stakes have risen even higher in this third book in the Hourglass series.
The Hourglass is a secret organization focused on the study of manipulating time, and its members — many of them teenagers -­have uncanny abilities to make time work for them in mysterious ways. Inherent in these powers is a responsibility to take great care, because altering one small moment can have devastating consequences for the past, present, and future. But some time trav­elers are not exactly honorable, and sometimes unsavory deals must be struck to maintain order.
With the Infinityglass (central to understanding and harnessing the time gene) at large, the hunt is on to find it before someone else does.
But the Hourglass has an advantage. Lily, who has the ability to locate anything lost, has determined that the Infinityglass isn't an object. It's a person. And the Hourglass must find him or her first. But where do you start searching for the very key to time when every second could be the last?

August 5, 2013

Review: My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent

She doesn't see dead people. She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.

Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next.
I heard about the Soul Screamers series long ago, and the first volume had been on my Kindle for several months. Why didn't I open it up sooner, you ask? To be honest, I haven't been reading much paranormal YA as of late. Typically dystopians, contemporaries, and fantasies consume most of my time, but then out of nowhere last week, I got tired of my usual routine. On a whim, I decided to give this series a shot, and boy am I glad that I did.

August 3, 2013

Special Someone Saturday - Tod Hudson


Hi lovelies! This week's Special Someone Saturday is brought to you by the brilliantly witty Tod Hudson from Rachel Vincent's Soul Screamers series.

August 2, 2013

It's Finally Friday! (4): Interview with Komal Kant

Hi lovely readers and followers! As part of our weekly It's Finally Friday! posts, this week we have Komal Kant, author of the With Me series currently comprised of Impossible and Falling for Hadie. I recently read the latter novel, and despite the fact that it is a sequel, I loved that it could actually be read as a standalone without really missing much. If you're looking for a good contemporary, be sure to check it out. And now, without further ado, the interview!

August 1, 2013

Out This Week In YA (4): Fantasy, Historical Romance, and Coming of Age

Hi guys! Ishita and I have switched post days just for this week, so I'll be taking you through the new releases. Here are the ones I'm most excited for:

Title: All Our Pretty Songs
Author: Sarah McCarry
Release: July 30, 2013
The first book in an exciting YA trilogy, this is the story of two best friends on the verge of a terrifying divide when they begin to encounter a cast of strange and mythical characters.
Set against the lush, magical backdrop of the Pacific Northwest, two inseparable best friends who have grown up like sisters—the charismatic, mercurial, and beautiful Aurora and the devoted, soulful, watchful narrator—find their bond challenged for the first time ever when a mysterious and gifted musician named Jack comes between them. Suddenly, each girl must decide what matters most: friendship, or love. What both girls don’t know is that the stakes are even higher than either of them could have imagined. They’re not the only ones who have noticed Jack’s gift; his music has awakened an ancient evil—and a world both above and below which may not be mythical at all. The real and the mystical; the romantic and the heartbreaking all begin to swirl together, carrying the two on journey that is both enthralling and terrifying.
And it’s up to the narrator to protect the people she loves—if she can.
Goodreads--Amazon--Barnes and Noble 
I'm a sucker for a good fantasy novel, so I'm definitely curious about this one. I really like the idea of music potentially being an instrument (no pun intended) of evil when most would consider it to be beautiful.