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April 30, 2012

Defy: Blog Tour- Guest Post

Hey Everyone! 
Today on The Reading Fish we have Raine Thomas! She is the amazing author of the Becoming trilogy as well as the upcoming Firstborn Trilogy! Today she is here for her blog tour for Defy, the first book in the Firstborn Trilogy. 

Swoon-Worthy Male Characters

Thanks so much for having me on The Reading Fish, Ishita! It’s such a delight to be here.

You know, I waffled a bit when deciding on a guest post topic. There are so many options, after all! With Defy’s release being at the forefront of my mind, though, it didn’t take long for me to settle on a topic I could really, ahem, sink my teeth into.

The swoon-worthy male lead.

This is a surprisingly polarizing subject, however. It never ceases to amaze me how much one reader’s taste differs from another when it comes to what appeals in a male lead. Do you want a guy who opens doors for the woman he loves, or a guy who closes them in her face so she learns to open them for herself? Maybe something in between?

April 29, 2012

Review: What A Boy Wants by Nyrae Dawn

Courtesy of watching his mom’s relationships, Sebastian Hawkins knows what girls need to do to get a guy. He has what he considers a PHD in hooking up. When he needs extra cash for a car, Sebastian starts up an online venture as The Hook-up Doctor, to anonymously help girls land the guy of their dreams. Of course, his services don’t offer a happily-ever-after guarantee. He’s seen firsthand getting together never means staying together.

And then he falls in love…

With the last girl he would expect…

Totally not in his game plan.

Suddenly, Sebastian finds himself muddled in the game he’s always prided himself on. He can’t even pick up girls at parties anymore! Why would anyone want to be in love when it turns you into a stuttering, screwed-up, mess with really lame stalker tendencies? Stalking? Totally not his gig.

But the Hook-up Doctor won’t let himself go down easily. He’s always known how to give a girl what she wants and now it’s time to figure out what a boy wants… and he definitely plans on getting it.

A Week Under the Sea #29

Hey Guys! This is my Book Haul for this week! This is what I received in the past 2 weeks. I wasn't able to post last week so I just combined my hauls :) Do realize I will be calling my hauls A Week Under the Sea. With all this new drama I really just want to stay OUT of it. So here ya go... (It is quite rushed since I was in a hurry)

April 28, 2012

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.

April 26, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday #12

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: Have you had a character that disappointed you? One that you fell in love with and then "broke up" with later on in either the series or a stand-alone book? Tell us about him or her.

Hmmm. To be honest I really don't think so. I usually fall in love with the guy and never not end up loving them in the end. There are times when I am like NOOOOOO!!! WHYYY!!! HOW!!! But I still love them in the end. I am weird in that sense. 

So yea, has this ever happened to you? Leave me links to your #FFs so I can check them out and return the follow :D 

~Fishy >O

April 25, 2012

Cover Reveal: Redheads are Soulless by Heather WhiteThursday

Hey Everyone! 
Today I have the wonderful honor of revealing the gorgeous cover for Heather M. White's book- Redheads are Soulless! This cover is gorgeous! So here it is...

April 22, 2012

LA Times Festival of Books 2012

Yesterday I had the most AMAZING day ever! It was full of books, talented authors, friends, and fun! I was with an amazing group ( the THS Book Club <- I love these girls!). Our original group started out with 4 of us girls, one being Zareen from Reach for the Stars...and the Books and the other being Wafa from The Literary Ninja. We also met up with some other club members while we were there! So in the end 7 of us were representing our fantastic book club! We were basically in the YA area, and lets just say it involved a lot of waving and laughing! :D 

Here are a few pictures of the event! But Let me tell you this is not even half of it!

Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia, authors of the Beautiful Creatures books
Lauren Kate, author of the Fallen series
D.J. MacHale, author of the Pendragon series and Morpheus Road trilogy

April 20, 2012

Review: Blood Red Road by Moira Young

Saba lives in Silverlake, a wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms where her family scavenge from landfills left by the long-gone Wrecker civilization. After four cloaked horsemen kidnap her beloved twin brother Lugh, she teams up with daredevil Jack and the Free Hawks, a girl gang of Revolutionaries.

Saba learns that she is a fierce fighter, an unbeatable survivor, and a cunning opponent. And she has the power to take down a corrupt society from the inside. Saba and her new friends stage a showdown that change the course of her civilization.

April 19, 2012

Follow and Feature Friday #11

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: Fight! Fight! If you could have two fictional characters battle it out (preferably from books), who would they be and who do you think would win?

Ahhhh soo many to chose from!! Ok so at the moment I would pick Will Herondale <33 from The Infernal Devices and Four from Divergent. Both are truly my loves, and AMAZING fighters! Will was born and trained to fight and Four is Dauntless. Who would win? I think Will, just because he is Will and Will is amazing. But then again, Four is tough and is not an emotional mess like will. GAHHHH I have no idea who would win!! Actually I do! It would be a....TIE! Both are just too good. 

What about you? Who would you throw into the rink? Link your Follow and Feature Fridays down bellow in the comments! And if you are a new follower be sure to tell me so I can follow back! :D  

-Ishita aka Fishy

April 15, 2012

A Week Under The Sea 28

Sorry I didn't type all the book I got! I got 10 Books so I got kinda lazy ;D But thanks for stopping by and link me to your IMMs! 

~Fishy >O

April 13, 2012

Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

The Iron King (Iron Fey, #1)
   Meghan Chase has a secret destiny; one she could never have imagined.

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school or at home.

When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change.

But she could never have guessed the truth - that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face; and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.

April 12, 2012

Rockin' the Drop!

Guess what I am doing today?

Rock the Drop is this amazing event to help promote YA literature! So this year I have decided to take part! TODAY drop off a book ( if you would like) in a public place for someone else to pick up! Anyway, I am dropping off an ARC of The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann, in a random Korean grocery Store in the LA area. (Korean grocery stores carry a lot of Indian groceries). So one lucky shopper maybe getting a surprise between the apples and oranges! 

~Fishy >O

April 11, 2012

Dauntless Required Reading

Are you a Dauntless? Do you want to be a Dauntless? Are you cut out for Dauntless?

Well as a Dauntless you MUST read this list of books. If you can manage to get through them, you will be considered to be part of this fearless faction.

The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
The List by Jeniffer Brown
Black Cat by Edgar Allen Poe
The Mask of the Red Death by Edgar Allen Poe
I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan
In the Forests of the Night by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Do you think you can read these books? Only a true Dauntless can survive this task. Remeber to get more info on Dauntless here: 

and Insurgent here: 

~Fishy >O

April 10, 2012

Review: Tempest by Julie Cross

The year is 2009.  Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it’s just harmless fun.

That is… until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps. Now he’s stuck in 2007 and can’t get back to the future.

Desperate to somehow return to 2009 to save Holly but unable to return to his rightful year, Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he can about his abilities.

But it’s not long before the people who shot Holly in 2009 come looking for Jackson in the past, and these “Enemies of Time” will stop at nothing to recruit this powerful young time-traveler.  Recruit… or kill him.

Piecing together the clues about his father, the Enemies of Time, and himself, Jackson must decide how far he’s willing to go to save Holly… and possibly the entire world.

April 8, 2012

Review: Possess by Gretchen McNeil

Rule #1: Do not show fear.
Rule #2: Do not show pity.
Rule #3: Do not engage.
Rule #4: Do not let your guard down.
Rule #5: They lie.

Fifteen-year-old Bridget Liu just wants to be left alone: by her mom, by the cute son of a local police sergeant, and by the eerie voices she can suddenly and inexplicably hear. Unfortunately for Bridget, it turns out the voices are demons – and Bridget has the rare ability to banish them back to whatever hell they came from.

Terrified to tell people about her new power, Bridget confides in a local priest who enlists her help in increasingly dangerous cases of demonic possession. But just as she is starting to come to terms with her new power, Bridget receives a startling message from one of the demons. Now Bridget must unlock the secret to the demons' plan before someone close to her winds up dead – or worse, the human vessel of a demon king.

April 5, 2012

Follow Friday #10

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: Have you ever bought a book BECAUSE of a bad review?
Ummmm no. Why would I do that? I would check out from the Library, sure! But BUY it?! NEVER! First of all I am in high school, and I have no job. Second any money I do make via blog designs, or presents, I spend it on books I KNOW I will LOVE. I have gotten a few from the Library to see what it was so bad...but if I end up liking the book, THEN I will buy it! 

So what about you, do you buy books that have negative reviews? Link me to your Follow Fridays so I can check them out! :D 

~Fishy >O

April 4, 2012

Review: Hades by Alexandra Adornetto

Hades (Halo, #2)
Heaven Help Her.
Bethany Church is an angel sent to Earth to keep dark forces at bay. Falling in love was never part of her mission, but the bond between Beth and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier Woods, is undeniably strong. But even Xavier’s love, and the care of her archangel siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, can’t keep Beth from being tricked into a motorcycle ride that ends up in Hell. There, the demon Jake Thorn bargains for Beth’s release back to Earth. But what he asks of her will destroy her, and quite possibly, her loved ones, as well. 
The story that Alexandra Adornetto built in her New York Times-bestselling debut, Halo, comes alive in action-packed and unexpected ways, as angels battle demons, and the power of love is put to the test.

Review: Becoming by Raine Thomas

Becoming (Daughters of Saraqael, #1)

Every three years, Amber Hopkins explodes. Okay, not a blown-to-smithereens explosion, but whatever it is always hurts like hell and leaves her life a shambles. She’s already worked her way through five foster placements, and she’s doing whatever she can to avoid getting blasted into a sixth.

As her eighteenth birthday approaches and she feels the strange and powerful energy building, disaster looms. When the inevitable explosion occurs, her life gets its biggest shakeup yet. She’ll not only learn how her fellow foster and best friend, Gabriel, really feels about her, but she’ll discover that she isn’t really without family.

To top it all off, she’ll finally find out why she’s having the power surges: she isn’t entirely human.

Amber must Become, transitioning to another plane of existence and risking the loss of the most important relationship she’s ever had. Her choice will impact the future of an entire race of beings, and will pit her against an enemy that will prey upon her doubt to try and take her very life.

Kind of makes the explosions now seem like a cakewalk

April 2, 2012

In Honor Book Club Giveaway

Are you part of a book club? Well if you are Jessi Kirby, the author of Moonglass and In Honor, is giving out a set of 10 copies of In Honor to ONE Book club! :D Come check it out! HERE



April 1, 2012

A Week Under The Sea #27

Hey Guys,
This is what I got this week! I got some really fantastic books :D 

Signed Copies
Spoiled by Jessica Morgan and Heather Cocks 
Harbinger by Sara Wilson Etienne 
Moonglass by Jessi Kirby 
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini 
Audrey Wait by Robin Benway

Nothing Special by Geoff Herbach
On the Come Up by Travis Hunter 
Dark Eden 2- Eve of Deconstruction by Patrick Carman
Ferocity Summer by Alissa Grosso
Child of the Mountains by Marilyn Sue Shank

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Stay By Deb Caletti 

~Fishy >O