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December 29, 2011

Alex for the Win

As many of you know the YA Sisterhood Tournament of Heroines is going on...and today it's Alex from Half-Blood vs. Katniss from the Hunger Games. 

Alex may be the underdog, but she is so much more kick ass than Katniss....and Katniss is pretty amazing.
So Help vote for the underdog, because the you know Aiden would (super hot guy ;D) !

Holiday Read-a-thon

Sup Guys !
I am taking part in the Holiday Read-a-thon @ The Autumn Review . It's 12 hours of just reading ! I am so excited !! :D So here are some of the details :
When: December 30, 2011
What's involved:
*You will make a selection of books to read in a 12 hour time frame.
*You will start your 12 hour reading period from the time you wake on the 30th.
*Your books should be atleast 200 pages each.
*You must post on your blog, tweet (use hashtag #readathon), or comment on this post to update status every hour.
*The person who reads the most books in the 12 hour period will win a prize.
*We will be giving away random prizes throughout the day on Twitter. They will be book related trivia questions.

December 28, 2011

Review: Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe

When high school junior Sara wins a coveted scholarship to study ballet, she must sacrifice everything for her new life as a professional dancer-in-training. Living in a strange city with a host family, she's deeply lonely-until she falls into the arms of Remington, a choreographer in his early twenties. At first, she loves being Rem's muse, but as she discovers a surprising passion for writing, she begins to question whether she's chosen the right path. Is Rem using her, or is it the other way around? And is dancing still her dream, or does she need something more? This debut novel in verse is as intense and romantic as it is eloquent.

Review : The Veil by Corey Putnam Oaks

Seventeen-year-old Addison Russell is in for a shock when she discovers that she can see the invisible world of the Annorasi. Suddenly, nothing is as it appears to be -- the house she lives in, the woman who raised her, even the most beautiful boy in town all turn out to be more than what they seem. And when this strange new world forces Addy to answer for a crime that was committed long ago, by parents she has never known, she has no choice but to trust Luc, the mysterious Annorasi who has been sent to protect her. Or so he says . . .

December 27, 2011

Review: Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan

What if you were bound for a new world, about to pledge your life to someone you'd been promised to since birth, and one unexpected violent attack made survival—not love—the issue?
Out in the murky nebula lurks an unseen enemy: the New Horizon. On its way to populate a distant planet in the wake of Earth's collapse, the ship's crew has been unable to conceive a generation to continue its mission. They need young girls desperately, or their zealous leader's efforts will fail. Onboard their sister ship, the Empyrean, the unsuspecting families don't know an attack is being mounted that could claim the most important among them...
Fifteen-year-old Waverly is part of the first generation to be successfully conceived in deep space; she was born on the Empyrean, and the large farming vessel is all she knows. Her concerns are those of any teenager—until Kieran Alden proposes to her. The handsome captain-to-be has everything Waverly could ever want in a husband, and with the pressure to start having children, everyone is sure he's the best choice. Except for Waverly, who wants more from life than marriage—and is secretly intrigued by the shy, darkly brilliant Seth.
But when the Empyrean faces sudden attack by their assumed allies, they quickly find out that the enemies aren't all from the outside.

December 26, 2011

A Week Under the Sea #19 12/26/2011

For Review:
Initiation by Imogen Rose 

Gifted : 
Flip by Martyn Bedford 
Death Watch by Ari Berk 
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Bunheads by Sophie Flack
Siren by Tricia Rayburn 

What did you get in your mailbox ? 

~Fishy >O

December 22, 2011

Review: Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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.

Chosen One cover Reveal

Hey guys ! Today I am part of the Cover reveal for Chosen One and let me tell you the cover is gorgeous ! The book is the first in a Dystopian Series! It comes out in April of 2012 so make sure to check it out ! :D 

December 21, 2011

Blog Tour Stop for the Broken Destiny and Author Interview

Here is an Interview with the Author ! Plus there is also a contest at the end of the Interview ! :D 

So I have one really important question… How do you pronounce your last name? I have no idea and I really don’t want to mess it up when I say it in my IMMs or other vlogs.
wow its a difficult one :  Lu - boo - sh-k-u - g - ni,Hope that helps, its difficult because I’m Afrikaans and our pronunciations are difficult to translate , but I hope that helps.

Did living in South Africa inspire your book any way? And if so what, so we can all look for it when we read it.  :D (What are some other inspirations?)
Oh most definitely. Let’s just say I have brought South Africa and elements of the Zulu culture to Planet Poseidon ,  and as I grew up in the Apartheid era , I would love for people to find that element where race does not matter, or species for that matter( LOL) If you breathe you deserve love . But most importantly love and believe in one's self. Working together is the only way to beat a common enemy.

December 20, 2011

Review: Dark Seeker by Taryn Browning

For 17-year-old Seeker, Janie Grey, ridding the Baltimore streets of the undead is an inherited duty passed down from her Cherokee ancestors. Seeker Training Lesson #1: Never trust the undead. After her father’s tragic death, Janie creates her own life lesson: Love isn’t worth the risk. Both lessons are easy to follow until she encounters the flawed Kai Sterdam. At first, she believes he is the hybrid she is trained to hunt. But, when he has human traits, she determines she doesn’t know what he is. As Janie’s intrigue over who Kai is pushes her deeper into his mysterious past, she discovers a shocking truth that is even more harrowing than the evil they are up against. It’s a secret Kai wants to keep hidden, especially from Janie.

December 19, 2011

Interview with Tiffany King ( Ascended Blog Hop)

Do you know how to do the chicken dance? Can you show us ? :D
LOL I’ve worked with young children for years, so um yep, I can do the Chicken Dance. Show you guys, heck no (believe me I’m saving you serious trauma by not showing you).

 If you are given a magical lamp with a genie inside: What are three things you would wish for?
1) To be happy.
2) To be loved.
3) And more wishes (Hehehe yep I’m a cheater eater). 

What food is heaven on earth for you? 
Chocolate is my heavenly food of choice. You can serve it to me any which way and I love it!!

December 17, 2011

Review: Pyxis: The Discovery by K.C. Neal

Corinne lives an average teenage life working at her dad’s cafe, hanging out with her best friend, and trying to forget a falling-out with her almost-boyfriend Mason. Things take a strange turn when she uses her late grandmother’s food dyes for a bake sale, and her customers suddenly find her irresistibly alluring. Then she discovers she and Mason are haunted by the same dreams of a dark force that consumes everything in its path.

Pursued by shadowy figures and a crazy woman with secrets from the past, Corinne must find out who her grandmother really was. In her quest to unravel her family’s history, she learns she is destined to protect this world--and the dark world of her dreams. She races to find the answers she seeks before her nightmares break free.

December 12, 2011

Deity Cover Reveal !

Jennifer L. Armentrout is the amazing author of the Covenant Series! Alexandria ( Who likes to be called Alex) is going against Nora from Hush Hush today! And for all who don't know about Alex let me tell you she is a Demon Fighting Bad Ass...and Totally amazing! You guys must vote for her because well she is awesome, brave, and she is a female everyone can look up to! So if you haven't read JLA's Covenant Series you must start reading it right now ! And if you haven'y voted for Alex yet vote here 
If Alex wins JLA will reveal a secret scene that occurs between Alex and Aiden ;) ! Now Time for the amazing cover I get to reveal!!! So pretty ! <3 

Now you got to see the amasing vocer, and get a chance to read a secret scene ! So go vote for Alex and read Half Blood if you haven't ! 

~Fishy >O

December 11, 2011

A Week Under the Sea #17 12/11/2011

For Review : 
Becoming by Raine Thomas (Paperback)
Scary School by Derek the Ghost ( Hardback)

Won : 
Tangled Tides By Karen Amanda Hooper (paperback) 

~Fishy >O

December 4, 2011

Onyx Cover Reveal !

I am super excited to be a part of the cover reveal for "Onyx"! I Loved Daimon by Jennifer and I am Loving Half Blood...so when I got the chance to take part in this reveal I quickly sent an Email! this cover is just fantabulous and the guy is amazingly hot ;) So, without further ado...here it is:

Expected publication: May 2012 by Entangled Publishing

A Sneak Peek at the Official Blurb:

No one is who they seem.And not everyone will survive the lies…
Haven't read "Obsidian" yet? Well, you need to fix that immediately.
Here's more about "Obsidian", the first book in the Lux series:

Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michele Hodkin

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.

December 3, 2011

Please Vote For my Cover ! :)

Hey everyone ! I am entered In a cover contest...and I need YOUR help! If you haven't voted (liked) already , can you please go to this Facebook page and "like" my picture! I need each and everyone of you to help me out here! So pleaaase, can you go and like the cover with this image above : Click Here to like the Image or click my cover above! :)

~Fishy >O

December 1, 2011

Follow Friday #7

Follow My Book Blog Friday is a blog hop hosted by the lovely ladies at Parajunkee & Alison Can Read.
The purpose is to meet and follow new bloggers in the online community.

Hey guys I am finally getting back to a Follow Friday !!! 

Question: What is your biggest pet peeve when it comes to books? Maybe you don't like love triangles or thin plots? Tell us about it!

My biggest Pet Peeve...ooo that is a hard one! I have SO MANY! My biggest would have to be the "YES" girl. You know that heroine who falls in love with the amazing guy, and will do anything for him. Literally like EVERYTHING! The ones who are willing to jump off a cliff for them! We need more dominant and strong females...hey they can fall in love ( I mean I Love me some hot guys ;D )...But when it is too much and that is all they think about, is over done. We need more leading females like Emerson from Hourglass or Izzy from Mortal Instruments...you know the girls who can stand up and still be charming.

This was my Follow Friday and my Pet Peeve! Leave me comments to yours, I so want to know :D !

~Fishy >O

Ascended Blog Tour :D

Hey guys ! 
I am taking part in my FIRST blog Hop. Book Tour!!!! It's for Ascended by Tiffany King, and well I am one of the stops! So you better come check it out-- There will be interviews, blurbs and much more~Here is more info on the tour (which can be found on all the blogs ;D ) : 

1)    Regular prizes (boring): Every 3 days, I will pull the names of people that have left comments on the previous 3 blogs and will do a random drawing for an ebook of one of The Saving Angels books. Over the course of the 24 day blog hop 8 ebooks will be given out.
2)    Grand Prizes (woot woot): For every person that leaves a comment on one of the blogs they will be entered in to win a signed poster of one of my book covers. 3 posters in all will be given out (one of each of the book covers). I will also be giving away a signed set of all three books so you will have 4 different chances to win a grand prize. Extra entries will be given out for every blog you leave a comment on, so if you visit all 24 blogs you will have 24 entries into the grand prize drawing (eek).
Easy peasy right?? I can’t wait to see you guys at the different stops. I’m curious to see what you think of some of the stuff I have in store. Listed below is links to all the blogs The Ascended Tour will hit:

December 4th Courtney Cole http://courtneycolewrites.wordpress.com/December 5th M. Leighton http://mleightonbooks.blogspot.com/December 6th Magical Urban Fantasy Reads http://www.magicalurbanfantasyreads.com/December 7th Nichole Chase http://nicholechase.blogspot.com/December 8th Two Chicks on Books http://twochicksonbooks1.blogspot.com/December 9th The Autumn Review http://www.autumnreview.com/December 10th Shelly Crane http://shellycrane.blogspot.com/December 11th Jamie Corrigan http://thiswritersworldplotbunnies.blogspot.com/December 12th Jennifer Snyder http://jennifersnydersblog.blogspot.com/December 13th Devyn Dawson http://www.devyndawson.com/December 14th Laura Elliot http://www.authorlaura.com/December 15th fiktshun http://www.fiktshun.com/fiktshun/December 16th Bookish Babes http://www.thebookishbabes.blogspot.com/December 17th Tess Watson http://tessmw.blogspot.com/December 18th Megan Duncan http://meganduncan.blogspot.com/December 19th Hey it’s Fishy http://omgitsfishy.blogspot.com/December 20th Abbi Glines http://www.abbiglines.com/December 21st C.A Kunz http://www.cakunz.blogspot.com/December 22nd Teenage Reader http://teenagereader.com/December 23rd Secret Lives of Fiction Lovers http://secretlivesoffictionlovers.wordpress.com/December 24th Michelle Muto http://michellemuto.wordpress.com/December 25th Christmas DayDecember 26th Amy Jones http://amyjonesyaff.blogspot.com/December 27th Fisher Amelie http://www.fisheramelie.com/December 28th John Harden http://incessantdroningofaboredwriter.wordpress.com/December 29th Sean Hayden http://www.seanhayden.org/
~Fishy >O

November 30, 2011

November 29, 2011

Untraceable Launch and Author Interview and Giveaway !


 Hey Guys ! Today Untraceable by S.R. Johannes releases! I was lucky enough to be part of this launch, and even more so I got the chance to interview Mrs. Johannes! Here is a sneak preview of the book!y 

16 year old Grace has lived in the Smokies all her life, patrolling with her forest ranger father who taught her about wildlife, tracking, and wilderness survival.
When her dad goes missing on a routine patrol, Grace refuses to believe he’s dead and fights the town authorities, tribal officials, and nature to find him.
One day, while out tracking clues, Grace is rescued from danger by Mo, a hot guy with an intoxicating accent and a secret. As her feelings between him and her ex-boyfriend get muddled, Grace travels deep into the wilderness to escape and find her father.
Along the way, Grace learns terrible secrets that sever relationships and lives. Soon she’s enmeshed in a web of conspiracy, deception, and murder. And it’s going to take a lot more than a compass and a motorcycle (named Lucifer) for this kick-butting heroine to save everything she loves.

So that was a little blurb on the book here is some inside scoop I got ! 

I:  Your book sounds intriguing and I can't wait till I can get my hands on it! What actually gave you the idea of setting the novel in a wilderness setting, and that to a contemporary novel? 
 SRJ: I loved James Patterson as a teen. I used to sneak my mom’s books and read them late at night. So I always wanted to be James Patterson for kids writing thrillers. My hubby came home from camping one weekend and said, “I was so deep in the woods. Someone could do anything and easily get away with it. That sparked my idea and it grew from there.
I:  When you were writing Untraceable where did you find the most inspiration to write?What was your cozy corner on this planet ;) ? 
 SRJ: I’m a mom so I don’t have time to get inspired. I write when I can in my office amidst all the bills, toys, and books. J
 I: So there are not one but TWO hot guys in your book! I think everyone is curious about them...So Tell us more! (and pictures please if you have any) 
 SRJ: Mo is a wilderness buff just like Grace. He knows his way around the woods. He’s sexy and mysterious and…he treats Grace very well. Tells her exactly how he feels. No games. Imagine that J
Wyn on the other hand is her ex and long time best friend. He is anti nature. He’s the friend who grows on you. He loves Grace but still has a hard time getting to the point. He doesn’t want to lose their friendship.
I:  If you had to make a book playlist of songs, what are some songs you would have on the playlist?
SRJ:Grace by U2
         Time is Running Out by Muse
         Somewhere Only we Know - Keane
I:   In Untraceable what are some things we should be looking forward too ? 
SRJ: In addition to twists and turns, I think you will walk away learning something that will break your heart and that will always be with you.
I: In three words how would you describe grace?
SRJ: Natural
I: If you could have only 5 things with you when stranded on a deserted island what would you take  ?
SRJ: My family (1 hubby and 2 small kids )
         A book

It’s all I need :D 

I: Favorite food?
SRJ:Mexican Cheese dip and chips
I: Do you like chocolate ?
SRJ: Duh! Yes. The darker the better. My fav is Ghirardelli Pomegranate squares but they don’t make them much L
I: If you could live underwater would you?
SRJ: Heck no! I’m scared of what else lives there too. I prefer land unless there is none. Then can I choose a ship?
I: Coke or Pepsi?
SRJ: I don’t really drink soda. If I did, it would be Coke Zero. But sweet ice tea is my downfall.
I: Writing or reading?
SRJ: Writing. It makes me happy.
I: And lastly: Inspirations to become an author?
SRJ: To leave a mark on this earth.
And Time for the Giveaway! 
One lucky winner will receive an e-book edition of Untraceable! I will buy one lucky winner a copy! And you don't even need an e-reader to read it! You can get the kindle app for your computer, or phone and many tablets and phones have apps !  

The Rules: 
~Just look at my Policies but This is an INTERNATIONAL giveaway
~ Anyone can enter
~ Leave your name you want to be announced by and email in the comments section

Extra Points:
~Follow @srjohannes on twitter +1
~Follow me on twitter @HeyItsFishy +1
~Follow my blog +1
~Follow Shelli's blog : http://faeriality.blogspot.com/ +5

~Fishy >O

November 27, 2011

A Week Under the Sea #16 11/27/11

Won : 
Concealed by Sang Kromah
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake 

Airel by Aaron Patterson

~Fishy >O

November 25, 2011

Review of Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

Silence (Hush, Hush, #3)

The noise between Patch and Nora is gone. They've overcome the secrets riddled in Patch's dark past...bridged two irreconcilable worlds...faced heart-wrenching tests of betrayal, loyalty and trust...and all for a love that will transcend the boundary between heaven and earth. Armed with nothing but their absolute faith in one another, Patch and Nora enter a desperate fight to stop a villain who holds the power to shatter everything they've worked for—and their love—forever

*sorry for not posting reviews guys! School  has been crazy! I read Silence almost 4 weeks ago, so I got pretty behind :P..and the review : 

       All I have to say it "EEEEEEEEP" ! Becca Fitzpatrick has done it again! The third installment in the Hush Hush saga was a success...well for the most part. 
       After reading Hush Hush and Crescendo, Silence fell for me. Don't get me wrong it was amazing and the story kept you clinging on  to the book, but I felt like I needed more. While reading my hand was still held out and I was grasping onto nothing but thin air. I think it was my lack of Patch. I was deprived Patch ! (as you can tell I am going to the hot guy first...well because Patch deserves that much). If you have read the other books most will agree with me Patch is a bundle of hot sexiness. And when you have been exposed to so much Patch, then it's taken away from you...you have withdrawals (well I do at least). But even though through most of the book I didn't have him, the last 100 pages covered a lot of ground. 
       Those Last pages fixed the whole book for me. They grasped you, and the story actually made more sense. Till that point you might be a bit confused about what's going on...or you might totally forget Patch's real name is Jev - Like I did (oops).  But it gets so interesting, like it will impossible to put the book down. I just love Becca's writing style so reading even the boring parts, made me all happy. 
       Overall Silence was amazing, it had a great plot, and while reading you are just yearning for the next book. Once you finish your face will look like this -> :O ! It has great scenes, good plot, and amazing writing style....Oh and a bad ass guy ;) ! And on that note I would give this book a 4.5 just because it gets slow in the middle but it picks back up! SO go and read this now !!!

~Fishy >O

November 23, 2011

Review: Waterfall by Lisa Tawn Bergren

American teenager Gabi Betarrini accidently finds herself in Fourteenth-Century Italy . . . Knights. Swords. Horses. Armor. And Italian hotties. Most American teens want an Italian vacation, but the Betarrini sisters have spent every summer of their lives there with their archaeologist parents. Stuck on yet another hot, dusty dig, they are bored out of their minds... until they place their hands atop handprints in an ancient tomb and find themselves catapulted into the Fourteenth Century and in the middle of a fierce battle between knights bent on killing one another.

November 20, 2011

A Week Under the Sea #15 11/20/11

For Review: 
The Gathering Storm (ARC) by Robin Bridges 
Dark Eden (ARC) by Patrick Carman 
Tempest (ARC) by Julie Cross 
Tattered (ARC) by LK Gardner-Griffie

What did you get in your mailbox this week ?

~Fishy >O

November 18, 2011

Special Someone Saturday ! #7

Hey guys!
This was a tough week for me, and because of that I found the inspiration for this weeks question !
Who is the toughest character you have ever discovered? It can be mentally, physically, or emotionally. what made them so special? 
      One of the toughest characters I have ever read about/ discovered has to be Matisse Osgood from Alive and Well in Prague, New York by Daphne Grab. Matisse has a pretty tough life if I say so myself. Her dad has Parkinson's Disease, her mom is basically depressed, and Matisse has to move Prague, New York - leaving behind her whole life. And she may seem stressed with her parents, but she held it all together the whole year! And she finally broke, but it was good for her. I can relate to Matisse so much, it's not even funny. Matisse is a great character and the book is amazing ! So this was my special someone this week! Who is yours ? Just create a post, a tweet(s), and just put it in the Linky or in the comments below !

~Fishy >O

I love comments by the way, and love what you have to say !

November 13, 2011

A Week Under the Sea #14 11/13/11

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.

Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Paperback)
Half Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout (ARC)
Enclave by Ann Aguirre

Some Random Person Sent it (If you know who it is please tell me ! ) 
Triangles by Ellen Hopkins (Hardback) 

~Fishy >O

November 11, 2011

Special Someone Saturday ! #6

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Hey Guys ! So I kinda forgot about Special Someone Saturday Yesterday....oops! So to make it up
we have a fun question this week! Sorry for skipping out, my weeks have been pretty hectic, with school so no more excuses and time for the question!
You were just given the wish to take one Book character out of the Book, and place them in your life....Who would be that character, and what role would they play in your life?
So you all might be wondering who I would bring out into the real world...Right?
Well I would bring Juliette from Shatter Me into my world! Being a total Bad-ass, and being smart is one of my favorite things about her. Ever since my best friend/ soul sister moved away I totally feel Juliette would be an amazing sister. So she would totally be my sister if Icould bring her to me :) 

So here is this weeks question!!! Answer and put the link to your post in Mr. Linky down below !  And I would love comments with your opinions ! :)

November 8, 2011

Review: Wither by Lauren DeStefano

By age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years left to live. She can thank modern science for this genetic time bomb. A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males with a lifespan of 25 years, and females with a lifespan of 20 years. Geneticists are seeking a miracle antidote to restore the human race, desperate orphans crowd the population, crime and poverty have skyrocketed, and young girls are being kidnapped and sold as polygamous brides to bear more children. When Rhine is kidnapped and sold as a bride, she vows to do all she can to escape. Her husband, Linden, is hopelessly in love with her, and Rhine can’t bring herself to hate him as much as she’d like to. He opens her to a magical world of wealth and illusion she never thought existed, and it almost makes it possible to ignore the clock ticking away her short life. But Rhine quickly learns that not everything in her new husband’s strange world is what it seems. Her father-in-law, an eccentric doctor bent on finding the antidote, is hoarding corpses in the basement. Her fellow sister wives are to be trusted one day and feared the next, and Rhine is desperate to communicate to her twin brother that she is safe and alive. Will Rhine be able to escape--before her time runs out?

Together with one of Linden's servants, Gabriel, Rhine attempts to escape just before her seventeenth birthday. But in a world that continues to spiral into anarchy, is there any hope for freedom?

November 5, 2011

Review of Dumpling Days

There was no day that dumplings couldn't make better.
Pacy is back! The beloved heroine of The Year of the Dog and The Year of the Rat has returned in a brand new story. This summer, Pacy's family is going to Taiwan for an entire month to visit family and prepare for their grandmother's 60th birthday celebration. Pacy's parents have signed her up for a Chinese painting class, and at first she's excited. This is a new way to explore her art talent! But everything about the trip is harder than she thought it would be—she looks like everyone else but can't speak the language, she has trouble following the art teacher's instructions, and it's difficult to make friends in her class. At least the dumplings are delicious...
As the month passes by, Pacy eats chicken feet (by accident!), gets blessed by a fortune teller, searches for her true identity, and grows closer to those who matter most.
     This book was so adorable! having not read a Middle-grade book in a while, I had lots of fun reading Dumpling Days. Pacy is on a trip to Taiwan, and well her sisters and her are not very excited. Being a traveler myself I felt jealous Pacy was getting to go (I really want to go to Taiwan) ! So reading this book, you get really great insights of a person traveling for the first time! I loved being a 12 year old girl again (the good o'l days) and the experiences! This book just brings back so many memories, and is just a very fun read. If you had to pick out a middle grade book out, pick this one in January!
    One of my favorite parts were the pictures. The little pictures on the side expressed Pacy's imagination so well, but they also just gave a visual to all the great things she has seen on her trip. There are a couple pages where she talks about dumplings, well more than a couple...and well that inspired me to make some for myself! Delicious by the way, and so much variety !
    So if you are in the mood for a middle grade read, you try this out ! It is cute, funny, and I just love getting sent back 4 years to the good old days :D This book would get a 4.5/5 for me :). It is truly an inspiring, funny, and adorable ( i don't think that is the right word, but anyways only one I can think of) book, and people of all ages will love it ! Especially if you like witty humor, and awesome pictures :D

~Fishy >O

November 3, 2011

Follow Friday #7

Q: Today’s Question is something new, an activity. We want to see what you look like! Take a pic with you and your current read! Too shy? Boo! Just post a fun pic you want to share.

So here it it !!! :D

I am currently reading The Veil by Cory Putnam Oaks, and so far it is amazing! I got this for review and I am loving every bit of it. Sad part....I get home around 7 and then homework...so the only time I am able to read is during the 15 minutes of SSR at school :( . But loving this book!!! So that was my current read ! 

And tell me if you are a new follower, so I can follow back ! :D 

~Fishy >O

October 31, 2011

200 Follower Giveaway Winners !

Hey Guys !!!! Before I tell you who the 9 winners are, I want to thank everyone for taking part in this celebration!! I had a great time, and hope you guys did too! 

And now for what you all been waiting for.....
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Drum Roll Please......

And the Winners are :
1) Addicted To Books (Gift Card to amazon)
2) Mandy Thompson (One random book)

Swag Winners
3)Jessica @ The Midnight Bookworm
5)Ash @ Typing Tiara
6)Debz @Debz Bookshelf
7) Tessa Watson @ My Pathway to Books 
8)Valia @ Words are things 
9) Kelsey D

Congrats to all the winners ! And thanks everyone for participating ! I have a lot planned, so keep your eyes open! 

Keep Reading !
~Fishy >O

Giving Thanks for Good Books

Beth Revis, the amazing author of Across the Universe, and now the upcoming A Million Suns, is hosting a fantabulous giveaway! All you need to do is create a post of what book(s) you are most thankful for! My entry is right blow this picture ! 

There are so many books I completely love! And even if I don't love a book, I still am thankful to be lucky enough to read it! If I had to pick one book that I must give thanks to, it has to be 

The Amelia Bedelia books by Peggy Parish

It may be a children's book, but they started it all. These are my first chapter books that first got me into reading at the age of three. Amelia Bedelia was a my childhood, and were the seeds to my later blooming literary addiction! 
~Fishy >O

October RAK Wrap-Up

Hey Guys !
This month I received 2 amazing books for Random Acts of Kindness hosted by The Book Soulmates !
And I also sent out my very first RAK book! and I also made some bookish things for someone else!
(click on the button below for more info on RAK!)
Book Soulmates
So here is what I got ! 
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)
From Fran @ Books and Beyond
Thanks so Much Fran I absolutely adored this book ! 

Hereafter (Hereafter, #1)
From Aeicha @ Word Spelunking
I have been dying to read this book ! And Aeicha sent
me an Autographed ARC! :D 

And I sent out: 

Forgive My Fins (Fins, #1)
To Aeicha @ Word Spelunking

And I gave a Free Blog re-design to Savanna @ Sucked into Books 


October 29, 2011

A Week Under the Sea #13 10/29/11

And I was really really tired when I filmed this, so sorry for the lack of energy

For Review:
Incarnate by Jodie Meadows (Thanks KTB - a branch of Harper Collins)
After by Francine Prose (Book Club)
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Saving June by Hannah Harrington

Savor by Megan Duncan (thanks Aeicha and Ms. Duncan)

~Fishy >O

October 28, 2011

Special Someone #5

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Hey guys! Sorry for such a late Special Somone Saturday Post, this week has been crazy! But without further  delay...Here it is !

If you could go on a Date with any character, girl or guy- it could be a girls night out or a romantic date if you want...who would you want to hang out with? And what would you do?
So, I have been wondering what others would say...but being the cheesy teenager, that I am - I would go out on a date with Cricket Bell <3 from Lola and the Boy Next Door ! We would go out to the park and have a picnic! I LOVE PICNICS ! They are so adorable, and to go on a picnic date with Cricket would be just amazing, a story come true. And  on this picnic we are going to take a long walk and play with a Frisbee lol :D ! 

So Cricket is my Special Someone this week! Who is yours ? leave comments below with links or who your special someone would be ! :D 

~Fishy >O

October 27, 2011

Short and Sweet Giveaway!

Short and Sweet has reached 300 followers and is having a fantastical giveaway!

click on the image for more details !

Short and Sweet

or click on this link

~Fishy >O

Follow Friday #5

Follow My Book Blog Friday is a blog hop hosted by the lovely ladies at Parajunkee & Alison Can Read.
The purpose is to meet and follow new bloggers in the online community. 
Q. If you could have dinner with your favorite book character, who would you eat with and what would you serve?
Sooo, thinking about all the fictional boyfriends I have ;) , I would die to eat lunch, with one of my newest additions....Noah Shaw from the Unbecoming of Mara Dyer...aka Noah Freaking Shaw (in my head). A dinner date with him put send me straight to heaven! And what would we eat!...We eat everything! His father is a millionaire, so the cost of food won't matter! Though I love fancy food, I prefer a relaxing dinner on a couch eating take out Chinese (Kung Pow Chicken :D ) , and watching old movies! That would be so much fun ! :D 

So who would you eat out with? And what would you eat? Leave comments with links to your answer so I can check out your answer! and If you are a new follower tell me, so i can follow back ! :D 

~Fishy >O

October 25, 2011

Pick a Button any Button!

Hey guys ! So Roshini over at Bookish Delights and I need a Humongous favor. Roshini had this idea for a mermaid based event after reading Of Poseidon and noticed how mermaid obsessed I was as well. We got together and decided to plan an event called Mermaid Obsessed sometime in November. We need your help in choosing a button though, cause I made one and she made one, so yeah.

I need you guys to answer the poll. That's all! Thanks sooo much for helping!
The mostly blue one is by mine and the one on the right of the screen with the mermaid reading and stuff is  Roshini's.

I need you guys to answer the poll. That's all! Thanks sooo much for helping!

October 22, 2011

A Week Under the Sea #12 10/22/11

Plus I have a Special Guest This Week! 

For Review:
The Door to Far-Myst by Mike Dicerto

Forest Born by Shannon Hale
Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern 

Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan (Thanks Big Sib!)
Hereafter by Tara Hudson (Thanks Aeicha)

~Fishy >O

Special Someone Saturday ! #4

Hey Guy's! This is our 4th Special Someone Saturday!!! :D 
Here was the Question:
"Who's your favorite baddie character? Who's the villain that you love to hate or hate to love?
            OH YES!!! Aeicha I love this question! :D Now I can totally talk about some Bad ass Characters....I have a "Gajillion" Bad Boys I want to talk about, I don't know that's many "baddie" females though...so I go with Bad Boy !! :D This week I pick Jack Dandy from The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross. So Jack Dandy *swoon* , if I dare say so, I love more than Griff! In The Girl in the Steel Corset Jack Dandy is the sophisticated, charming, and the one guy that everyone stays weary of. Though he is one of the most respected, I guess, he is respected for all things dark. While reading he basically had me on a spell, he has a way with capturing you ( but he seemed so sweet to with Finley.....but that is not part of this). He is your total,  Dark, Handsome, Sexy, Smart British guy, and well, he has to be my favorite baddie (whom I like not hate) as of now. 
           And the villain I hate the most at the moment has to be Sebastian from The Mortal Instruments. He is pure evil (the demon in him) but who can stoop that low! Gahhhh I hate him! He is just bleh, of all things. First he kisses Clary (aka his sister) (eww) and then second he is after Jace and well third...there is a huge reason but i don't want to say just in case of, you know, spoilers and then people freak out. But man do i hate him! >.< ! 

       So this was my Someone Special Saturday! Who is yours ! leave links in the comments so I can check out your blogs and follow them as well :D 

~Fishy >O

October 21, 2011

Special Someone Saturday ! #4

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So this Is our 4th Special Someone Question ! :D 
This week our awesome question came from Aeicha @ Words Spelunking....and let me tell you...this is a great question! So here it is : 

"Who's your favorite baddie character? Who's the villain that you love to hate or hate to love?

Awesome right !!! Now all you have to do is create a post about your special someone and comment here so I can  check out all of your Special Someones ! Oh and on you post or in the comments you can put a question you would like to see in the near future :) !

here are some simple details : 

~ You can join me and gush over amazing people on your blogs :D
~Just fill out the link on the bottom :D
~ We can make this a follow blog hop, so people can jump post to post and visit your amazing blog!
~And lastly add this button if you would like ! Or you can make your own !
~ And remember to either comment on my Special Someone Saturday Answer post with a link to your post or @ message me on twitter with a link so I can check it out ! 

~Fishy >O

October 20, 2011

Follow Friday #4

Follow My Book Blog Friday is a blog hop hosted by the lovely ladies at Parajunkee & Alison Can Read.
The purpose is to meet and follow new bloggers in the online community. 

Q.What superhero is your alter-ego?

Hmmm, never have been one for Super Heroes.... so if i had to pick one it would be Aquagirl! Well being a lover of water, and being smart I think she fits me very well! Plus while looking for super heroines that fit me, she was the closest one to being me lol. 

this is her in an animated tv show..... I couldn't find any good action figueres lol :D 

So Who is your Alter ego? Leave comments to your #FF!! and Happy Follow Friday! 

~Fishy >O

October 16, 2011

Review of I Can't Keep My Own Secrets

I Can't Keep My Own Secrets: Six-Word Memoirs by Teens Famous & Obscure

One life. Six words. What's yours?
True tales of love, loss, good friends, and bad hair days filled Not Quite What I Was Planning, the New York Times bestselling first book in the Six-Word Memoir series—and an international phenomenon. Some of the most compelling were by teens, so now SMITH Magazine has compiled a book written entirely by these bold, brash truth-tellers. From cancer to creativity, prom dates to promiscuity, and breaking hearts to breaking laws, the memoirs in this collection reveal that often the youngest writers have the most fascinating stories to tell.:
Met online; love before first sight.
Hair's pink to piss you off.
I fulfilled my awkwardness quota today.
I'm seventeen, engaged, and not pregnant.
My mom had my boyfriend deported.
Late for school every single day.
According to Facebook, we broke up.

I had a lot of fun reading this! It's a quick read into the mind of teenagers. The book itself is 182 pages and some pages only have 6 words. The 6 word memoirs are actually a lot deeper than one would imagine. This is the type of book that has no connected plot, but each teens six words tells a story no one else can recreate. Those six words, contain life, characters, emotions which you can find in a book that is 300 pages.

This is the type of book I can not actually rate on articulation because, it is a book of ones life story, and really because each story is 6 words, there is nothing you can critique upon that. Though I can say there are many memoirs you can relate to in the book, there is a memoir for us all. There are the sad touchy feely ones, then there are the funny ones. It was a quick read (literally 15 minutes max). If you ever have time this a great book to pick up!

and now here is my memoir ! 
Living, Dreaming, Reading will become Success. 

~ Put your own memoirs on your blog ! Or in the comments below ! :D 
~Fishy >O