Sunday, October 16, 2011

No IMM for me this week...

Hey guys! Miss me? Sorry I've been a terrible blogger these last couple weeks. I work two jobs and both have been incredibly crazy lately. Every moment I'm not working, I'm sleeping. Leaves no time for reading!

But we are getting a new manager at one of my jobs tomorrow so things should start to slow down again. I hope to get things back on schedule asap.

I didn't receive any books this week, but still wanna know what you got! Leave me a link and I'll check it out.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

In My Mailbox No. 6

Sorry about not posting last week, but I didn't receive any books! Also I talked about something other than books real quick in this vlog so please watch!

Hades by Alexandra Adornetto 
Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma
Shadowland by Alyson Noel 

Bloggers mentioned
The Book Cellar
Addicted to Heroines

Friday, October 7, 2011

Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead

After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dimitri’s birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir’s—and to her best friend, Lissa Dragomir. It's graduation, and the girls can’t wait for their real lives outside of the Academy’s cold iron gates to finally begin. But even with the intrigue and excitement of court life looming, Rose’s heart still aches for Dimitri. He's out there, somewhere.

She failed to kill him when she had the chance, and now her worst fears are about to come true. Dimitri has tasted her blood, and she knows in her heart that he is hunting her. And if Rose won't join him, he won't rest until he's silenced her...forever.

But Rose can't forget what she learned on her journey—whispers of a magic too impossible and terrifying to comprehend. A magic inextricably tied to Lissa that could hold the answer to all of Rose's prayers, but not without devastating consequences. Now Rose will have to decide what—and who—matters most to her. In the end, is true love really worth the price?

Fall in love with Rose and Dimitri all over again in Spirit Bound, the eagerly awaited fifth novel in Richelle Mead's enthralling Vampire Academy series

Summary taken from Goodreads.

Richelle Mead has left me speechless once again. I have no idea where to begin.

Well I guess I'll start with my growing love for Adrian. He just keeps getting better and better. I was glad that Rose kept her promise and started a relationship with him. He is great to her and cares about her so much.

But.... they just felt wrong! Simply put, he's not Dimitri. Rose and Dimitri are meant to be. They fought so hard for their relationship and they deserve to be together. 

I'm really afraid to say anything else. If I do, I'll probably end up spoiling the book. I need to find someone else who's read it to discuss to with me! 

I will say this. Mead keeps the laughs, tears, action, and mayhem coming in this one. And the ending! What a (excuse my language) fucking twist! I just stared at the book for so long, completely unable to form a coherent thought. Another wonderful book from Mead! 

I don't have any idea how I'm going to stick with my Rewards Challenge and not go buy Last Sacrifice. Like right now. Please lend me all the willpower you can spare to stop me from buying until I read three more of my own books!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

How do you defy destiny?
Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it's getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. At school she's haunted by hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they're destined to play the leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout history.
As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry, she realizes that some myths are more than just legend. But even demigod powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her and Lucas together—and trying to tear them apart.

Summary taken from Goodreads. 

Right from the beginning, I knew this book was going to be different than any I'd read. Sure there was the whole girl who knows she's not normal but not why. But other than that, completely original. You know that insta-love thing that was been happening more and more lately in YA books? Starcrossed has the exact opposite. Helen and Lucas (semi spoiler!) tried to kill each other on their first meeting!

From there on, I was hooked. The mythology was amazing. The Furies, the Greek gods, and a very popular Greek legend that I'm not going mention. Too spoilerish. They were all so well done! You can tell how much time and research went into this book. I was completely captivated.

I loved all the side characters in this novel. Helen's dad so was caring without being over protected. Their relationship was a treat to read. Helen's best friend, Claire, was hilarious! I loved every scene with her. So snarky, funny, and above all, loyal. The two fought, but when it really mattered Claire was there for Helen without a second thought.

Lucas' cousin, Hector, was my favorite. He came off cold and harsh, but you could tell everything he did was out of fear for his family's safety. To me, he was completely forgivable. He did what he thought was right but admitted when he was wrong. I loved him.

I had gotten this from the library, but I will be buying my own copy. This needs to be on my bookshelf so I can just gaze at it and reread it whenever I want. This book is definitely going to be in my Top Ten for the year. READ IT NOW! Anxiously await book two with me!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Month in Review: September!

Sorry this is coming a little late. I just decided I'd go ahead and start doing this every month. So here are the books I read this last month. All links will lead you to reviews I've posted!
2. Misguided Angel by Melissa de la Cruz
3. The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
4. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
5. Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard
6. The Line by Teri Hall
7. Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
8. Chasing AllieCat by Rebecca Fjelland Davis
9. Abandon by Meg Cabot
10. Strife by Cate Tiernan
11. Changeling by Cate Tiernan
12.  Coraline by Neil Gaiman
13. Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini review to come
14. Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead review to come 

Favorite of the month:
 It was hard to choose between this one and Spirit Bound, but it was nice to visit a new world completely. You'll see why I loved this book soon!

 What books did you read in September?

Waiting On Wednesday (1)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute. If Charlotte loses her position, Tessa will be out on the street and easy prey for the mysterious Magister, who wants to use Tessa's powers for his own dark ends. With the help of the handsome, self-destructive Will and the fiercely devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister's war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal. He blames them for a long-ago tragedy that shattered his life. To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold horrors, from the slums of London to an enchanted ballroom where Tessa discovers that the truth of her parentage is more sinister than she had imagined. When they encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning for Will, they realize that the Magister himself knows their every move and that one of their own has betrayed them.
Tessa finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem, though her longing for Will, despite his dark moods, continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will; the wall he has built around himself is crumbling. Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa the answers about who she is and what she was born to do?
As their dangerous search for the Magister and the truth leads the friends into peril, Tessa learns that when love and lies are mixed, they can corrupt even the purest heart.

Oh my god. I cannot wait for this book. Clare's books are so amazing. Thankfully I only have to wait till December. I must reread Clockwork Angel before then. I love these books!

What are you anxiously awaiting?


Monday, October 3, 2011

Reward Challenge. Stage Two

Read on Sep 6

Read on Sept 30

Bought Oct 1