Thursday, March 31, 2011

My Book Decision

Okay, the poll in my sidebar decided to go crazy and reset itself or something, so I have made the decision for what I will read next for a hardcover book. It will be The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting. It had two votes before the poll reset or whatever, and it has one now, so that's three, and nothing else had three, so it's the winner I guess. I will be reading it sometime next week and will then post another poll for what to read after, though I might make my own choice, read it, then post the poll. ( I need to catch up on ARCs and read Clockwork Angel before I go to a Cassie Clare signing next month, I don't want to be behind on the awesomeness of Cassie Clare.) Anyways, that's about it, and I will be posting my Clarity review in a day or two, or maybe tonight. Thanks!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Clarity By Kim Harrington

When you can see things others can't, where do you look for the truth? This paranormal murder mystery will have teens reading on the edge of their seats. Clarity "Clare" Fern sees things. Things no one else can see. Things like stolen kisses and long-buried secrets. All she has to do is touch a certain object, and the visions come to her. It's a gift. And a curse. When a teenage girl is found murdered, Clare's ex-boyfriend wants her to help solve the case--but Clare is still furious at the cheating jerk. Then Clare's brother--who has supernatural gifts of his own--becomes the prime suspect, and Clare can no longer look away. Teaming up with Gabriel, the smoldering son of the new detective, Clare must venture into the depths of fear, revenge, and lust in order to track the killer. But will her sight fail her just when she needs it most? (summary from goodreads)

I have been seeing Clarity all over the internet, and every review I saw said it was awesome. So, I got the chance to go to a Kim Harrington singing and get my own singed copy of Clarity! (pictures will be up soon) And I started it that night. And this book was truly AWESOME!

So, Clare is psychic. She can see peoples secrets and past actions. She lives in Eastport, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. And soon the tiny little town is thrown into disaster after a murder happens. Clare has to help the police find the killer to stop a lot of bad things from happening. It was super fun to follow Clare and all the other characters as they tried to find out the killer and save innocent people from being locked up for the killing. The mystery was great. It kept you guessing, and you don't realize the true killer until the final parts of the book, when Clare actually finds the killer herself. It was NOT predictable. It was fast paced and was full of entertainment. I loved the scenes where the mean-girl Tiffany was involved. Soda dumping is always fun when it comes to the witch queens of high school. 5/5

I loved Clare! She was one of my favorite characters that I have ever read. She is funny, yet smart. She said a lot of hilarious things throughout the book, and she never made stupid decisions. She seemed real and made decisions people would really make in her situation. She was extremely well developed and I can't wait to read more about Clare. I loved all of the characters though. Justin was a good friend, he just made stupid mistakes. Gabriel came off as quite a jerk in the beginning, but he eventually warmed up to Clare, which was nice to see. Perry was funny and so was Starla, Clare's mother. Overall, the characters were all really well developed and I can't wait to see more of them. 5/5

CAPE COD!!! I love Cape Cod! Eastport is a fictional tourist town, but it still definetely reminded me of places like Hyannis. It was nice to "travel" to Cape Cod in the book. I want to go back in real life now. It is one of my favorite vacation places and it was awesome to have the book set there. The places in the town were great and I loved the boardwalk. I need to convince my parents to go on a trip sometime soon... 5/5

Ms. Harrington's writing was fantastic. You felt like you were right there with Clare and everyone else. It was descriptive and had you envisioning everything perfectly. It was fast paced and kept you reading, and it was definitely entertaining. I am definitely looking forward to anything else Kim writes! 5/5

20/20 This was honestly one of my favorite book so far this year, and I am desperately awaiting the sequel, Perception. I can not wait to travel back to Eastport! I have also had a chance to chat with Kim at her singing, and she was aweosme. It was the first time I have met an author in real life, and it was really awesome to meet Kim! I hope she does another signing for perception! *prays* I will be posting pictures soon from the event, as soon as my mom remembers to bring home her camera cord home so I can download them onto our computer.

Please comment and follow, and feel free to leave recommendations! Thanks guys!

Also, I want to say how nice it is to see a book cover that is not dark and shadowy. Everything seems to be all dark colors nowadays in Young Adult Fiction, but it is nice to see a cover can be haunting without all the darkness!

My "Bookshelf"

Here is one section of paperbacks in my closet organizer.

This is one section of harcovers on my stand thing.

Heres another section of hardcovers.

And another....

And here are more paperbacks in my closet. To the left is my section of already-read books that cant fit anywhere else.

So, yeah, thats my bookshelf.

And don't forget to vote on my poll for what I should read next! Thanks!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Leah Clifford is Having a Giveaway!

So, Leah Clifford, author of A Touch Mortal, is having an awsome contest over at her blog here: . Go and enter to win some awesome books such as Angelfire, Desires of the Dead, and Afterlife, signed, plus a copy of A Touch Mortal!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

New Blog Design!

So, I want to dedicate this post to an awesome friend, Akasha Hale form Hale and Salvatore's Supernatural Must Reads. Akasha is the awesome person behind my new blog design, and I am extremely grateful for her helping me make my blog look completely awesome! I wanted to ask you guys what you thought of the new blog look. Let me know in the comments how you like the new design or if there is anything you think we should add. Thanks again Akasha! I love the new look!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Angelfire By Courtney Allison Moulton

This debut, the first novel in a trilogy, is achingly romantic, terrifying, and filled with blistering action. When seventeen-year-old Ellie starts seeing reapers - monstrous creatures who devour humans and send their souls to Hell - she finds herself on the front lines of a supernatural war between archangels and the Fallen and faced with the possible destruction of her soul. A mysterious boy named Will reveals she is the reincarnation of an ancient warrior, the only one capable of wielding swords of angelfire to fight the reapers, and he is an immortal sworn to protect her in battle. Now that Ellie's powers have been awakened, a powerful reaper called Bastian has come forward to challenge her. He has employed a fierce assassin to eliminate her - an assassin who has already killed her once. While balancing her dwindling social life and reaper-hunting duties, she and Will discover Bastian is searching for a dormant creature believed to be a true soul reaper. Bastian plans to use this weapon to ignite the End of Days and to destroy Ellie's soul, ending her rebirth cycle forever. Now, she must face an army of Bastian's most frightening reapers, prevent the soul reaper from consuming her soul, and uncover the secrets of her past lives - including truths that may be too frightening to remember. (taken from goodreads)

So, I was lucky enough to win a copy of Angelfire from the awesome Darla over at DForDarla's Definite Reads, so thanks Darla!!!!

So, Angelfire is one of the books I have been waiting for for a very long time. And I started it as soon as i got it. It did not disappoint.

So, the story starts off with Ellie, just another normal teenage girl. Well, that all changes pretty quickly. Ellie's tracher is killed by something, but no one seems to be able figure out what killed him. And soon after, Ellie is attacked herself. Soon she finds herself stuck in a batlle between Heaven and Hell. She is the Preliator, the only one who can kill reapers. The story is great and fast paced and jumps right into the action from the start. It keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time, waiting to find out what happens next. It was quite violent, just as a warning, since I know some people are squimish. 5/5

I loved Ellie and Will, the two main characters. Ellie was a strong female lead and that is always awesome. Will was just as awesome as Ellie. They both made an awesome reaper-slaying team. I also really enjoyed Kate, Ellie's best friend. I just found that it was nice to bring in a friend who could lighten up the whole "impending doom" situation. All the characters were fun to hear about overall and they were all very enjoyable. 5/5

The novel was set all over the place. Ellie and Will had to move all around slaying reapers, to places such as Puerto Rico, and you also find out about some of the places they have been in Ellie's past lives, which was interesting to herarabout. 4.5/5

Overall I enjoyed Ms. Moulton's writing. It grabs you and pulls you into the action and doesn't let go, which I loved. The only thing I didn't like to much was in the beginning, to me, it felt as if you were being told the story, not feeling like you are part of it, its just the way it seemed to me. But soon it pulled you in so that, you too, would feel like you were part of the story, so that was good. 4.5/5

19/20. Overall, Angelfire was an awesome read. It was definetely worth the wait. I will eagerly be waiting for Wings Of The Wicked, which is the next book in the series. So, I suggest you all go and pick up a copy of Angelfire soon, as it is a great read.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

In My Mailbox #5

In my mailbox is hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren, so make sure you go check her out!

SO, I can finally do another IMM since I have finally recived enough book related things to make it worth while.

So, earlier this week, i recieved a book that I won from Darla over at DForDarla's Definite Reads, so go check her out, as she is awesome!

From her I won Angelfire By Courtney Allison Moulton. I was extremely excited, and I'm already almost finished with the book.

I also recieved some Sirenz swag from Natalie Zaman, and I will be throwing one set of those pins in for my giveaway later in the year once I reach one hundred followers.

I recieved two SIGNED!!! bookmarks from Dia Reeves, one for Bleeding Violet and one for Slice Of Cherry, and these are the first signed bookmarks, or anything for that matter, that I have ever recieved and get to add to my own personal pile of goodies!! Yay!

Last night i went out to Borders, which is closing and has a sale going on. I was going to get two paperback books, but then i noticed Haven by Kristi Cook on the shelf, and it was on sale, so I knew I had to get it, as I have been dying for this book. Ic was surprised to find it there, as they were not supposed to be getting shipments of new books, but they must have somehow.

I also took a ride to Barnes and Noble last night becuase my mom surprised me by handing me a twenty dollar bill, so I went in and had a hard time deciding between Demonglass, The Iron Thorn, A Touch Mortal, Darkness Becomes Her, and The Vespertine. Well, since the first book I RAN to in the store was The Vespertine, and thats what I had gone into bu before discovering the others. So I bought The Vespertine By Saundra Mitchell.

I hope to read these awesome looking books soon, and an Angelfire Review should be up soon!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Darkfever By Karen Marie Moning

WARNING!!!! Darkfever is an ADULT! novel! It contains some graphic content that may not be suitable for younger readers. Please take caution before picking it up.

So, as a teen, I usually stick to the Young Adult options when I look for books. Well, I decided I wanted to try something new. I had heard many great things about this series, and I decided, what better way to start reading in a different age range than to start with one that is highly recommended. I am so glad I did.

Darfever is about the Fae, a.k.a. Faeries. But these aren't your typical faeries. These fae are E-V-I-L!!! They are SCARY!!!!! I had nightmares!!!! But it was awesome!

Anyways.... the story revolves around Macayla Lane a.k.a. Mac for short. She has just been hit with the news of her sisters muder. And she wants to know who did it. She sets of to Ireland to search for clues, and while doing so, she ends up immersed in the world of the fae. She is a sidhe seer, one of the only people who can see fae. It was awesome. There was so much action throughout, with evil fae and other side seers, there was never a dull moment in the book! It was great, and the story keeps you wanting to know whats gonna happen next, you won't want to stop reading! 5/5

Most of the novel is set in Ireland. I want to go to Ireland!!!! Just the way the city of Dublin was described, the way everything was described, made me feel like I was there, right in the story with the characters! It was great! The night life described, and just the awesome feel the city in the story gave off, it was great! 5/5

The characters in the book are great. Mac is strong and never gives up. She wants to solve the mystery of her sisters murdr, and she won't stop until she does. In the beginning, Barrons is a jerk, but he ends up being an awesome character who is willing to help Mac. There aren't many characters that you hear about in this book, but it is still awesome. The enemies are great, and I really hope Mac gets her revenge sometime soon! 5/5

The writing is great, and it kept me sucked into the story. I couldn't stop. I stayed up for nights reading, not being able to put it down. It gets you involved with the characters, and you fee like you are right there in the action. It was great. 5/5

So, 20/20. To be honest, this was probably my favorite read so far this year! I loved all the others, but this one just came out a little more on top than the others. It is great. It is a book I recommend you go and get right now, but make sure you clear your calendar, you won't want to stop reading! Go check it out! It was so good. I will definitely be reading the rest of the series really soon, and the last in the series, Shadowfever, recently came out, so I'm probably gonna be picking it up soon, and probably checking out Ms. Moning's other novels too!