Sunday, July 31, 2011

Pottermore: Find the Magical Quill!

 Harry Potter & The Search for the Magical Quill?

The Pottermore Beta is officially open now but there is a twist. You must find the magical quill to enter before October 2011 . Now the contest starts from Today July 31st till August 6, And somewhere on the homepage is a clue to the Magical Quill . 7 days, 7 clues, 7 books. Are you ready?

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Read: Bumped by Megan McCafferty

Bumped by Megan McCafferty
Hardcover, 323 pages
Published April 26th 2011 by Balzer + Bray
When a virus makes everyone over the age of eighteen infertile, would-be parents pay teen girls to conceive and give birth to their children, making teens the most prized members of society. Girls sport fake baby bumps and the school cafeteria stocks folic-acid-infused food.
Sixteen-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony were separated at birth and have never met until the day Harmony shows up on Melody’s doorstep. Up to now, the twins have followed completely opposite paths. Melody has scored an enviable conception contract with a couple called the Jaydens. While they are searching for the perfect partner for Melody to bump with, she is fighting her attraction to her best friend, Zen, who is way too short for the job.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Beautiful Creatures Book Review

This is my  video review for Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl. I hope you like it. 
 Leave me a comment over here on my blog or You can visit my youtube page and leave one. I  would really appreciate it!

Waiting on Wednesday: July 27

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jil From BreakingtheSpine Blog, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Here are some   books I am looking forward to in the Fall: ( Just click on the picture to get more information).
1. Crossed by Ally Condie
Release Date: November 1, 2011

2. Vampire Academy : A Graphic Novel by Richelle Mead

Release Date: August 23, 2011
3. Last Breath : The Morganville Vampires

Release Date: November 1, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

" Not so. But then, who was I to talk? After four years of pretending to be a boy, I found my return to womanhood just as awkward. I eyed Dela's small hurried steps and elegant bearing as she crossed the sand; she was more woman than I would ever be."
- pg 23 of Eona by Alison Goodman

Monday, July 25, 2011

Musing Mondays: July 25

This week’s musing asks…
Do you need to have your owned books out where you can see them, or are you okay with them being stored away?

I absolutely loved to see my books but tbere are times where its just not possible. Space is a very big issues with me. I think between the bookish people currently living in the house I don't know which one has more books or who takes up more space. I have books on my small bookshelf filled to the brim, on my work desk, under my bed, in the garage, in the small office area, even on my bed!

As you can see I really am running out of room for books. I do plan in the future when I move to have my own cozy room only for reading, my books, the internet, and some other crafts. But till then I am just going to have to manage.

I put books all around my house in the order that I read. Books I am currently reading are on my bed or near it, Books that are my favorite are on my bookshelf. College books are on my personal desk. All other books are everywhere else. 

Musing Mondays is weekly book meme hosted by Miz be on her blog

Friday, July 22, 2011

Follow Friday: July 22

Q: Name 3 Authors that you would love to sit down  and spend an hour or a meal  with just talking about either their books get advice on writing from?    
That really a hard choice to pick only three! I have so many authors I really want to talk about, but I according to the questions ( ant to be fair) I will have to pick only 3. I am listing the authors of my current favorite series as authors I really want to meet.

First up is......

1. Julie Kagawa

I absolutely adored her Iron Fey Series and I loved all her books. Especially Meghan Chase, Puck and Ash. I would love to ask her How did you create this world? What inspired you? What could you give as advice as a writer?

You can check out my post about The Iron King Series  here

2. J.K. Rowling


J.K. Rowling has and forever be one of my favorite authors of all time. Her books grew up with me and in turn actually started my book obsession. I hate to think where I would be now if it weren't for J.K. Rowling. To think that reading for me used to be really a terrible battle for me makes my cry sometimes. I am really grateful to her and Harry Potter for encouraging and opening up  the magical world of books to me. My question would be: Why is Harry know Harry Potter?

3. Maggie Steifvater 

I liked the The Wolves of Mercy Falls series. I have read Shiver and reviewed it here. I still need to review Linger and read Forever. But so far I love her books. She is partly the reason why I am so into wolves right now. I would ask her: Where did you get the folklore for the wolves? Where did your fascination with wolves start?

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Secret Society Girl Book Review

Secret Society Girl by Diana Peterfreund

Living the college life, partying, finals, and looking for jobs. That's the the true of essence of college is it not? What happens when you get out of college? Isnt life just the same? Well for  Amy who is of the elite students at the Eli University & the editor-in-chief of Eli literary magazine, there is something more than just sororities planned on her mind. She has the perfect group to join and the perfect internship over the summer and shes practically a shoo in for the sorority she wants as well. There is only one problem a secret society wants her to join them. There is no problem at all right? I guess if it wasnt for the fact its an All BOYS ( Men I should really say hot sexy men) society! What a girl going to do with all this testosterone running rampant?

It took me awhile to get used to the book. Majority of the book (about 75%) was about the intiation process and personally got my tired after awhile( I swear I fell asleep!) I was really debating if this book was my cup of tea to read at first but I decided to dig on and I was awarded with a gem of a story. I learned to like Amy more and outright personality and how she never claims she is perfect unlike the stereotyping of sorority girls out there. She admits he weaknesses and her fears as well , as her imperfections.

I liked the modern writing of this story. It was humorous, it was in fact real. This book did not try to “fairytale” anything about life * despite being recruited by all men fictional secret society) and how Amy lived. She kept to the truth and I liked how she never tried lying to herself and was logical the whole entire time.

Even though it takes awhile for you to get into the story, I think overall Secret Society Girl is an ok read and I rate " Secret Society Girl" 3 stars out of 5.

Favorite Character in the Book

I think of all my favorite character in the book would have to be the rich and spoiled princess Clarissa. Despite having all the fortune she could ever want and fame.Clarissa lives the seemingly perfect life .She has problems and she is not afraid to admit them. She is truthful even though you know sometimes the truth hurts. I love her fashion sense and how she just radiates confidence with everyone. Clarissa also has other sides to her, such as being kind, courageous,  and standing up for what she truly believes in. I think she is the true heroine in this story.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: July 20

Waiting on Wednesday: WOW

So I loved the Vampire Academy Books by Richelle Mead .  I am very  excited for the spin off of this series (Bloodlines) and I can't wait till it comes out!

Comes Out: August 23, 2011
From Amazon:

When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. But at their new school, the drama is only just beginning.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Bloodlines explores all the friendship, romance, battles and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive - this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone's out for blood.

Waiting On Wednesday (WOW)  is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading

Today's Teaser Tuesday comes from Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl.

"My mind felt cloudy, like I was half asleep. I took a deep breath, but all I could smell was Ridley, a musky smell mixed with something way to sweet, like syrup bubbling on the stove. It was strong and suffocating."                                                                                                      
-Beautiful Creatures by Kami Gracia & Margaret Stohl


Veschwab Giveaway


 @Veschwab ( also known as Victoria Schwab) is hosting a goodbye Ya blogger giveaway. Its a very sad occasion but she promises to keep us updated on  her crazy vlog antics.

You can go to her website here and join on the giveaway:

Make sure you join in by 9 am ct time today if you want to get in on the giveaway.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Musing Mondays: July 18

This week’s musing asks…
What is the last book you struggled to read through to the end, even though you weren’t really enjoying it? What made you keep reading?

The last book I read that I struggled with would have to be Shiver by Maggie Steifvater. Originally I had heard of great reviews on the series and heard that Forever was coming out July 12th and wanted to read it in time for its release. By the reviews of other fellow bloggers on Amazon and Goodreads, Shiver was an amazing book.

I started to read Shiver and I immediately didn't like it. I was never a reader that liked to switch from pov ( point of view) in a story because for me personally, it made the story seem to  cause slight dizziness ,switching from person to person. I personally preferred you stick with one heroine in a story ,  see it from her point of view all the way through , and see it from her eyes. Another thing that also got to me at first was how short the chapters were. I know I know that is how some chapters from book are but it was weird for me at first. Another thing that really got to my was the sappy romance at the time. I dont know if I was being pessimistic, but  the sappy kissing really got to my head and *shudders* made me sick to my stomach.  I felt at first the story had no real substance to it and was just another one of those "teen romance" stories. 
I still trudged on. Everyone said it was amazing and I was waiting for the "greatness" to come. It didn't kick in till the middle of story though.  It took me a whole month to finish the book. That is when I realized all my  dislikes actually became "likes" in the aspect that everything tied in with the story. It was like a light-bulb went off in my head. All the so called "sappy romance" went away and the true story came alive for me . 

Now I can't stop raving about Shiver, Linger, and Forever. My current favorite mythical beings would have to be wolves right now. I guess why I found it difficult to read was because it was a new experience for me and I was not used to it. I am personally glad I finished the book or I would have never knew such a great series or such a great author. 
PhotobucketSome books you can read and some you can't. Its all up to you. Maybe you will find trash or you might just find a rare gem that you will carry in your innermost thoughts for the rest of your life.

Musing Mondays is a book meme hosted by MizB from