Thursday, March 28, 2013

Book Review: Requiem by Lauren Oliver

Requiem(Delirium #3) by Lauren Oliver
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian
Goodreads Description:                                 They have tried to squeeze us out, to stamp us into the past.

But we are still here.

And there are more of us every day.

Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has been transformed. The nascent rebellion that was under way in Pandemonium has ignited into an all-out revolution in Requiem, and Lena is at the center of the fight.

After rescuing Julian from a death sentence, Lena and her friends fled to the Wilds. But the Wilds are no longer a safe haven—pockets of rebellion have opened throughout the country, and the government cannot deny the existence of Invalids. Regulators now infiltrate the borderlands to stamp out the rebels, and as Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland as the fiancĂ©e of the young mayor.

Maybe we are driven crazy by our feelings.

Maybe love is a disease, and we would be better off without it.

But we have chosen a different road.

And in the end, that is the point of escaping the cure: We are free to choose.

We are even free to choose the wrong thing.

Requiem is told from both Lena’s and Hana’s points of view. The two girls live side by side in a world that divides them until, at last, their stories converge.
      I love this series! Delirium was such a unique story that sucked me in at the very beginning! This book was probably my least favorite of the series but at the same time no doubt still great! It was a little slow in some parts, and crazy in others. I was very mixed through out the whole book. Overall I still loved it!  I have to applaud Lauren Oliver for being such a talented author! 

      In this book it was great to see Lena and Hanas point of view so we were able to see both sides to the story. It was really awesome going from the resistance view to a cured view! It made the story even more interesting and also I had really been wondering what was going on with Hana since Lena left. 

      Also, I love how Alex was brought back in and was a big part of this story. Even though he was so frustrating throughout this book because I just wanted him to confess his love to Lena, I was still hopelessly in love with his character. This book showed you so many different things and kept you on your toes quite a bit! There were some things that just completely through you for a loop because you did not see it coming at all! I loved that about this book! 

My absolute favorite part of this book was the last page. That was the most inspiring part of this whole series! Lauren Oliver really got me right there! 
I just want to say thank you to her and her amazing series! 
I can not wait to see more of the Delirium world when it is a tv show!
Book Rating: Still totally recommended! Such a great series!

(my thoughts on parts of the book that you may not want to know before you read it). 
Would be 4 but I just wish we knew more about what happened to some characters and I have too many feels over Raven dying :(
The parts of this book that involved Hana and Fred were really creepy! I could not stand him! What a sick twisted dude! But I also loved how this pushed Hana even more to rejecting the cure. I am really happy that the cure did not completely change Hana because I really liked her!
Also, WHAT!? I did not expect Lu to be a traitor!!!! what a.... WOW! crazy!
I do love that Alex finally confesses to Lena how she feels and she does back! BUT! I hate how then she says that its too complicated and then we don't know what happens with her and him or Julian!
I also was so sad that Raven died!!! so many feels at that point in the book!!! Holy moly!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking The Spine

All I Need by Susane Colasanti 
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Goodreads Description:                                                    Skye wants to meet the boy who will change her life forever. Seth feels their instant connection the second he sees her. When Seth starts talking to Skye at the last beach party of the summer, it’s obvious to both of them that this is something real. But when Seth leaves for college before they exchange contact info, Skye wonders if he felt the same way she did—and if she will ever see him again. Even if they find their way back to each other, can they make a long-distance relationship work despite trust issues, ex drama, and some serious background differences?

Teen favorite Susane Colasanti returns to the alternating-voice style of her beloved debut When It Happens in this Serendipity-inspired story about summer, soul mates, and the moments that change our lives forever.

     Susane Colasanti is such an amazing author! If you are looking for a perfect summer read, pick up one of her books! Her books always bring a smile to my face when I read them. Make sure you have the time to read though because once you pick up one of her books, you wont put it down until you are finished. I am so excited for All I Need! I have been waiting for Ms. Colasanti to come out with a new book! This will be the perfect start to my summer! 

What are you waiting on this Wednesday? 

Monday, March 25, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish
Topic of this tuesday: 
Top ten books I recommend the most!
1. Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi (My all time fav series right now!)
2. Divergent series by Veronica Roth
3. Hunger Games series Suzanne Collins
4. Matched series by Ally Condie
5. Delirium series by Lauren Oliver
6. any book by Sarah Dessen!
7. any book by Susane Colasanti!
8. John Green books!
9. Graceling series by Kristin Cashore
10. Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld
So what is on you top ten of most recommended books?

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday!

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking The Spine.
The Moon And More by: Sarah Dessen
Genre: Young Adult, contemporary
Release date: June 4th, 2013
Goodreads Book Description:                                         Luke is the perfect boyfriend: handsome, kind, fun. He and Emaline have been together all through high school in Colby, the beach town where they both grew up. But now, in the summer before college, Emaline wonders if perfect is good enough.

Enter Theo, a super-ambitious outsider, a New Yorker assisting on a documentary film about a reclusive local artist. Theo's sophisticated, exciting, and, best of all, he thinks Emaline is much too smart for Colby.

Emaline's mostly-absentee father, too, thinks Emaline should have a bigger life, and he's convinced that an Ivy League education is the only route to realizing her potential. Emaline is attracted to the bright future that Theo and her father promise. But she also clings to the deep roots of her loving mother, stepfather, and sisters. Can she ignore the pull of the happily familiar world of Colby?

Emaline wants the moon and more, but how can she balance where she comes from with where she's going?

Sarah Dessen's devoted fans will welcome this story of romance, yearning, and, finally, empowerment. It could only happen in the summer.

     I have always loved Sarah Dessen's books! She is a huge reason to why I love reading so much and is honestly my number 1 favorite author for contemporary novels!! It is for amazing stories that keep me captured to the very end, like she writes, that I love books!  I have honestly never read a single books of hers that I thought was even mediocre. She amazes me with each new book! That is why I am so excited that she has a new book coming this year!
     One of the crazy awesome things about Sarah Dessen's writing is that each book somehow brings in another piece of a different book of hers. If you read all of the books she has written you will start seeing what I mean. Whether it be a random run in with a character from another book, or a vacation in a place that another book took place! It is so awesome and almost like a game to see how much you can notice! I am excited to see what happens in this next one!

So what are you waiting on this lovely Wednesday?

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Book Review: Broken At Love by Lyla Payne

Broken At Love by: Lyla Payne
Genre: New Adult

Goodreads Description: 
When a knee injury ends twenty-year-old Quinn Rowland’s pro tennis career, he’s not only dumped by his hot Russian girlfriend but ordered to attend college by his disinterested billionaire father. A rich kid who’s not used to being disappointed by life, Quinn and his sociopathic half-brother Sebastian create a frat house game intended to treat girls how they see them—as simple game pieces to be manipulated for their pleasure.

College sophomore Emilie Swanson knows Quinn’s reputation—after all, he did send one of her sorority sisters into therapy earlier in the semester—but the game and his charm bring them closer together and soon she starts to believe there’s more to Quinn than people think.

But what if the more is something darker than a game of toying with emotions and breaking hearts?

Quinn and Emilie might be falling for each other, but there are secrets he’s not ready to tell—and lifestyle changes he’s reluctant to make. She willingly stepped on the court, but if Emilie finds out she started out as nothing as a pawn in Quinn and Sebastian’s twisted game, she might never forgive him.

To his surprise, Quinn finds that he might finally care about someone more than he cares about himself…even if that means letting Emilie walk away for good.

    Wow! That is the best word to describe this book! And sexy! This book was so amazing. From the characters you get totally hooked on, to the amazing story that keeps you locked in, I honestly have no bad things to say about it! I was so caught up in this story that I was super sad when I got to the end because I just wanted it to keep going!!!
     The main guy, Quinn, was absolutely fantastic! He is one of those guys you hate but at the same time you can't help but love him! Now, at first I really didn't like him at all because he was a horrible guy. But, honestly, the more I kept reading the more I hopelessly fell in love with this character! And oh man was he hot! I also love Emilie! She is so strong and such an amazing character! I just absolutely loved that she never gave up even when most people would have! The chemistry between these characters were FANTASTIC!! And then there is Sebastian, a guy that everyone hates! He was just creepy and mean! I honestly got the goosebumps in the parts he was in.

I recommend this book to absolutely everyone! It was amazing! Definitely a must read! It is now out, you should go buy it!

My Rating:

Sunday, March 10, 2013

IMM #5

IMM is a meme hosted by The Story Siren! Go check out her site!

Across The Universe by: Beth Revis
A Million Suns by: Beth Revis
Shades of Earth by: Beth Revis
Requiem by: Lauren Oliver
Delirium Stories by: Lauren Oliver
Under The Never Sky by: Veronica Rossi
Through The Ever Night by: Veronica Rossi
Revolution 19 by: Gregg Rosenblum
The Madman's Daughter by: Megan Shepherd
Shards and Ashes by: Melissa Marr, Veronica Roth, Kelley Armstrong
Read on kindle and had to own hard copies :)
Matched by: Ally Condie
Crossed by: Ally Condie 
Reached by: Ally Condie
Delirium by: Lauren Oliver
Pandemonium by: Lauren Oliver

                                    For Darkness Shows The Stars by: Diana Peterfreund
                                                               WON from Epicreads
                                   Shadows In The Silence by: Courtney Allison Moulton

                                               What's In Your Mailbox?

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday!

Waiting on Wednesday is an awesome meme hosted by Breaking The Spine

Mila 2.0 
Coming March 12! (Almost here!!)
Goodreads Description: Mila 2.0 is the first book in an electrifying sci-fi thriller series about a teenage girl who discovers that she is an experiment in artificial intelligence.

Mila was never meant to learn the truth about her identity. She was a girl living with her mother in a small Minnesota town. She was supposed to forget her past —that she was built in a secret computer science lab and programmed to do things real people would never do.

Now she has no choice but to run—from the dangerous operatives who want her terminated because she knows too much and from a mysterious group that wants to capture her alive and unlock her advanced technology. However, what Mila’s becoming is beyond anyone’s imagination, including her own, and it just might save her life.

Mila 2.0 is Debra Driza’s bold debut and the first book in a Bourne Identity–style trilogy that combines heart-pounding action with a riveting exploration of what it really means to be human. Fans of I Am Number Four will love Mila for who she is and what she longs to be—and a cliffhanger ending will leave them breathlessly awaiting the sequel.
You can go here to watch the trailer and see why I think it looks so freaking amazing!!

This sounds like it will be one heck of an adventure! I am dying to get my hands on a copy of this book! So stoked!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Todays topic is: 

Top Ten Series I'd Like To Start But Haven't Yet!
(Ok, I couldn't pick just 10 because I am way behind on picking up some awesome series!)

1. Under The Never Sky by: Veronica Rossi
2. Across The Universe by: Beth Revis
3. Angelfire by: Courtney Allison
4. Eve by: Anna Carey
5. Firelight by: Sophie Jordan
6. His Fair Assassin by: Robin LaFevers
7. Defiance by: C.J. Redwine
8. Unearthly by: Cynthia Hand
9. Everneath by: Brodi Ashton
10. The Grisha by: Leigh Bardugo
11. Beautiful Creatures by: Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
12. Fire and Thorns by: Rae Carson
13. Vampire Academy by: Richelle Mead
You can click on the titles to take you to the Goodreads descriptions 
So what are your series that you really want to read?

Sunday, March 3, 2013

In My Mailbox #4

IMM is a meme hosted by The Story Siren

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by: Emily M. Danforth
Off Sides by: Sawyer Bennet
The Game by: Terry Schott
The Name Of The Star by: Maureen Johnson
First Vision by: Heather Topham Wood
All For Anna by: Nicole Deese
Waiting For You by: Shey Stahl

Friday, March 1, 2013

Book Review: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Unravel Me
By: Tahereh Mafi
Genre: Young Adult
2nd book in Shatter Me Series

Goodreads Book Description: 






it's almost

time for war.

Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.

She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.

Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam's life.
WOW!!! Everyone must read this series ASAP! I absolutely loved this book! If you thought Shatter Me was good... OH YOU JUST WAIT!
I had heard a lot about Chapter 62 in this book and was afraid I would be extremely upset with it but I wasn't... When I was reading it I was thinking, Oh you better kiss him! Do it right now! YES! Aw you two are perfect together! BUT! Then I remembered Adam and snapped out of that phase then thinking, Oh Tahereh Mafi, you are very tricky! You almost had me there! I was so caught up for a second, but I will NOT give up on Adam! 
AND! can I just say that Juliette gets super Kick Ass! WOW! She is so super awesome in this book!!!! holy moly omg! I mean ya it sucks she can't touch people, but the rest of her power??? WHO WOULDN'T WANT THAT? 
and ya thats about all I can say without giving too much away. 
My Rating: 

Liebster Award!

Hollymolly! Exciting news! 
I was nominated for the Liebster Blog Award!!!
Thanks to Madlha at The Smell Of Parchment for nominating me! Your rock and I really really appreciate it! Wow, really I just dont know how to tell you how thankful I am!

What it is:
It is for blogs with less than 200 followers that you think deserve more recognition!

1. Thank you Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog and link back to the blogger who presented you the award.
2. Answer 11 questions from the nominator, list 11 random facts about yourself, and create 11 questions for your nominees.
3. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 11 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog letting them know they have been chosen! (No tag backs)
4. Copy and Paste the blog award on your blog.

Questions by Madlha
1. Why did you start blogging?
I began blogging because I read all the time and wanted to tell people about the awesome books I was reading! Unfortunately, none of my family or friends really read tons so they go sick of hearing about my books. Therefor, the internet was the best place to go! Plus the blogging community totally rocks! Everyone is so amazing!

2. Sunrise or sunset?
I am a total sunrise girl! Mostly because I am an early riser for sure! 

3. Do you judge a book by its cover?
Yes.. sadly its true, unless I have heard someone liked it. But come on, would you pick up a book if it looked horrible and you havent heard anyone say something about it?

4. What is the most exciting thing you have ever done?
The most exciting thing for me was probably swimming with dolphins in Mexico. Ive never really done something like crazy exciting like skydiving or anything. I prefer to keep my feet on the ground, I am no thrill seeker lol. I would rather read about it in a book :)

5. If you had to give up any of your senses (sight, smell, hearing, taste, touch) which would it be and why?
I would totally give up hearing. I love music and all but I love reading way to much to give up eyesight, I love food way to much to give up taste and smell(ever hold you nose and try to eat? You taste nothing!), and what human could go without touch? Unless I was Juliette from Shatter Me and I was that Kick Butt! Then I would maybe give up touch.

6. Which in your opinion is your favorite Book to Movie transition?
My favorite book to movie transition is so girly!! It is totally The Notebook! I just love that time period and lets be honest Ryan Gosling is not hard to drool over! but can I just say how excited I am about the Divergent movie coming out next year??? I bet it will be my new favorite!

7. Most embarrassing story you are willing to share online?
I really dont get embarrassed by a lot of things. I fal in front of people all the time, I say stupid stuff quite a bit and also I am a nerd but I am totally okay with all of it! I really cant think of any major embarrassing stories, but I also could have easily blocked them from my mind because they were so bad lol 

8. Your favorite book as a child?
I was a weird child when it came to reading. I loved to read books but I only liked reading half of them and then I would start a new one! My mom says she only saw me finish 1 book and it was a Goosebumps book! I didnt really start reading books all the way through till high school when I picked up Crank  by Ellen Hopkins. 

9. Which book are you highly anticipating to read?
The 3rd Divergent for sure!!!! Ahhh I must know what happens next!!! Also, Requiem the 3rd book in the Delirium series! It comes in my mail on Tuesday! Eeeek!

10. Who is your favorite character from a book/movie and why?
My favorite character would have to be either Juliette from Shatter Me because she is so kick butt!!! or it would be Elliot from For Darkness Shows The Stars by Diana Peterfreud because Elliot is so strong in this book! She isn't a female who needs help, she takes care of others!

11. Have a book boyfriend/girlfriend? Who is it and why?
Of course!! I am in love with Alex from Delirium for sure! but also, I am kind of sneaking around on the side with Adam from Shatter Me. Shhh don't tell Alex!

11 Random Facts
I am super afraid of the dark!
I dont really like chocolate (unless its Snickers, totally different)
I used to sleepwalk when I was younger and once slept walk outside
I am in love with the 1920's era and the Renaissance era!
I still love watching cartoons
I will probably ask someones name 10 times before I finally remember it
I hate feet! ew just cant stand them
I will marry Ironman some day
I like to pretend I am organized but really I am a total mess with that stuff
I can speak some spanish
I have 3 sisters and none of them like to read!! (I have tried to make them, trust me)

My nominees!
The Bookworm
Chaos Theory
Eventide Reads
Simply Books.
Ill Tumble For YA
Ramblings Of a Booknerd
Dear Restless Reader
Megs Madd Readz
Confessions of A Book Addict
A Southern Girl's Bookshelf
Jelly's Insider

My Questions for you:
1. What book/author got you into reading?
2. Who is your book boyfriend/girlfriend?
3. If you could choose to be any character out of a book, who would it be and why?
4. What book are you most excited for in 2013?
5. What is your #1 favorite book/series?
6. Why did you start blogging?
7. Do you judge a book by its cover?
8. Confession time: What book/series have you not read that everyone else seems to have already read?
9. If you could have one super power or be one super hero, what/who would it be?
10. If you could meet any author (alive or dead) who would it be and why?
11. Where is your favorite place to get books from?
Leave a link to your post below so I can check out your answers to the questions!