Friday, February 20, 2015

Feature and Follow

Feature & Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee where we get to answer a weekly question and find new friends and followers!

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This Weeks Question:
Do you like fantasy or realistic books?
~The Realm of Books

Fantasy books all the way haha! When I read I do it to get away from the real life. I read because I like to get sucked in into a new world. Worlds that were made from the mind of someone, doesn't that sound awesome how a person's imagination can create a whole new world and share it with other people. Like Hogwarts haha! So yup fantasy books for me.

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Super Mini (Little) Review and Update

So as many of you guys know I started reading The Darkest Part of the Forest. I've only read up to chapter 5. Not because I don't like it but because I have school and a job. But so far I really like what I have read. At first I was a little like this...
I am not a big fan of fairies, but this book the fairies aren't really like your normal ones, or at least the fictional ones, they are creepy and supernatural. What I really didn't get was why the town was just like "yeah we are the only town with monsters, do you want to have tea?" But I guess maybe that town had been like that forever that's why it was just normal for the town people, idk. Anyways as I kept on going I started to really get into this book. I am literally spending my free (few, precious) minutes reading this book. It's surprisingly really good.
So if you are like me, who feels like you are being overworked and have been really stressed out about everything, just remember to grab a few minutes for yourself and....

Little update: So first things first, my birthday is coming up!(Feb. 21st) Yay! I turn 20 so I am really excited about that:) and my birthday turns out to be on a Saturday, more exactly next Saturday, more more exactly the Saturday that is my final day working at my job. I decided that being a supervisor of the cashiers was too much stress, and not because of the job more because of my manager, anyways I have decided not to work for a month or two. Right now I just want to focus on school. And well now that I won't be working that will mean that I will have more time in my hands! Yay!! Maybe I can finally read the pile of books that I bought and is just sitting in my shelf collecting dust haha. Well yup that is the news I wanted to share with everyone. So for now I'm going back to do some homework:( Oh and remember to treat yo self! every once in a while;)

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Book Review: Unhinged

Title: Unhinged
Author: A. G. Howard
Series: Splintered
Book #: 2
Pages: 387
Book Rating:
Goodreads Rating: 4.33
Published: January 7th 2014
Alyssa Gardner has been down the rabbit hole and faced the bandersnatch. She saved the life of Jeb, the guy she loves, and escaped the machinations of the disturbingly seductive Morpheus and the vindictive Queen Red. Now all she has to do is graduate high school and make it through prom so she can attend the prestigious art school in London she's always dreamed of.

That would be easier without her mother, freshly released from an asylum, acting overly protective and suspicious. And it would be much simpler if the mysterious Morpheus didn’t show up for school one day to tempt her with another dangerous quest in the dark, challenging Wonderland—where she (partly) belongs.

As prom and graduation creep closer, Alyssa juggles Morpheus’s unsettling presence in her real world with trying to tell Jeb the truth about a past he’s forgotten. Glimpses of Wonderland start to bleed through her art and into her world in very disturbing ways, and Morpheus warns that Queen Red won’t be far behind.

If Alyssa stays in the human realm, she could endanger Jeb, her parents, and everyone she loves. But if she steps through the rabbit hole again, she'll face a deadly battle that could cost more than just her head.

  Oh my god I'm totally speechless about this book, and not in a good way. What happened? Splintered was really awesome and I expected more amazingness for this book but instead I was so disappointed. It took me two weeks to finish this book, when usually it takes me two days to finish a book. 

  Ok so let's talk  about the plot. The book was literally all about Alyssa being over dramatic about which guy to choose. I wanted to shake her so bad! I'm super serious about the whole book being about Morpheus trying to get Alyssa to go to Wonderland and stop Red. And her saying to give her more time so that she could explain to Jeb what happened to him in Wonderland.
And Jeb, oh my god don't get me started on him. He was annoying and kept disappearing during the whole book, and when he was there he just wanted to have sex with Alyssa. 

  And then finally like ten pages before the book ends we get to the exciting part where they discover where is Red going to attack, and you guys will never guess where, prom! Are you freaking kidding me! Prom!!! WHY??? so overall this book annoyed me so much, there where only small parts that I really enjoyed for example the scene of Morpheus taking care of Rabid. So I will definitely read Ensnared next but will I ever read this book again? Probably not. 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Update and The Darkest Part of the Forest Book Trailer

So I have started college and all I can say is that it's barely the second week and I already have three books that I need to have finished reading. Thank god for sparknotes! Haha but I admit that I'm really enjoying my classes, and I really like my professors, so that's a plus. Anywho! I just finished reading Unhinged and I'll do a review about it real soon, when I get the time to breathe. The only thing I will say about the book is that I'm so disappointed:( yeah it was that bad. Good thing that I just bought The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black as I am super excited to read it. I'm usually not that big of a fan of faeries but I have to say as soon as I saw the book trailer for it I went to Barnes and Nobles to buy it. So if you guys haven't seen the trailer I'll leave it down here.

(Love the Cover!)

Summary of the book by goodreads:
Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for.

Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once.

At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking.

Until one day, he does…

As the world turns upside down, Hazel tries to remember her years pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?

And Book Trailer:

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Feature and Follow

This is a weekly blog meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read.
Here are the general rules to Follow Friday:
1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts and any one else you want to follow on the list  
2. Follow our Featured Bloggers 
3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. 
4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments 
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6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
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8. If your new to the follow Friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

This week's question is: Do you own any doubles of your books? What led to getting that second...or third or fourth...copy? - Suggested by a GREAT read.  

Yes I have three doubles haha, let me tell you how that happened. Last semester I took my YA literature class, we had a list of books that we had to read. I bought almost all of the books in my kindle, but the ones that I really loved I actually went and bought the physical book. I literally bought them just so that I could hug them haha. And those books were The Book Thief and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, as for the third book it's The Hunger Games. I had the book with me but I decided to buy the ebook just so that it could be one more less thing for me to carry around my university, and because it's easier to search for a quote.