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Friday, June 29, 2012

Review: Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz

Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, #1) by Melissa de la Cruz
302 pages, paperback
Finished on 20/6/2012
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Coming of Age
Synopsis via GoodReads:
When the Mayflower set sail in 1620, it carried on board the men and women who would shape America: Miles Standish; John Alden; Constance Hopkins. But some among the Pilgrims were not pure of heart; they were not escaping religious persecution. Indeed, they were not even human. They were vampires.The vampires assimilated quickly into the New World. Rising to levels of enormous power, wealth, and influence, they were the celebrated blue bloods of American society.

The Blue Bloods vowed that their immortal status would remain a closely guarded secret. And they kept that secret for centuries. But now, in New York City, the secret is seeping out. Schuyler Van Alen is a sophomore at a prestigious private school. She prefers baggy, vintage clothes instead of the Prada and pearls worn by her classmates, and she lives with her reclusive grandmother in a dilapated mansion. Schuyler is a loner...and happy that way. Suddenly, when she turns fifteen, there is a visible mosaic of blue veins on her arm. She starts to crave raw food and she is having flashbacks to ancient times. Then a popular girl from her school is found dead... drained of all her blood. Schuyler doesn't know what to think, but she wants to find out the secrets the Blue Bloods are keeping. But is she herself in danger?
Motivation to Read It: I'd wanted to read it for quite a while, and Leanne let me borrow it. She gave it to me a LONG time ago, but hey -- I read it, right?

Review: This book has been on my shelf forever. I'm glad I finally read it, but I must say that it wasn't amazing for me.

Schuyler Van Alen goes to a private school, is at the bottom of the scoial food chain, and is nowhere near changing anything about it. She really didn't strike me as anything but cliche: she's not a part of the popular kids circle, discovers she's a vampire, and then finds out she must save the Blue Bloods population from their own ignorance -- cliche to the max. I felt like she had a lot of potential that wasn't tapped into.

The plot didn't capture me that much either. The whole time I was reading the novel, I kind of floated along the words: it was interesting because of the Blue Bloods concept, but I wasn't intrigued. One minute she thinks Grandmother is hiding something, she tries to be the sleuth and find out what, finds out the truth about vampires, finds out what her best friend really does with his freetime. There just wasn't really anything in the line of events that shot out at me and made me want to keep reading because I was oh-so-curious.

I will be honest: I'm glad I borrowed this one. I would like to read the next book in the series to see if it gets any better, but it's not a must read.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Witchy Readathon: Update

So over half the week is gone, and honestly I'm not doing as great as I'd hoped I would be.

The Shapeshifters by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
~~I've read quite a bit in this book. I'm on the third story out of five, so I should definitely finish it this week, although I was hoping to have it done already.

Serial Hottie by Kelly Oram
~~I'm really liking this one! I've been up a few hours this morning already just reading because I was bored. I'll definitely have it finished this week.

How has your reading week been?

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Review: Hourglass by Myra McEntire (SPOILERS!)

This review has huge spoilers (which I apologize for), so if you haven't read it yet, you might just want to peek at the last paragraph and the rating.

Hourglass (Hourglass, #1) by Myra McEntire
400 pages, Kindle Edition
Finished on 17/6/2012
Genres: Young Adult, Coming of Age, Fantasy, Romance
Synopsis via GoodReads:
One hour to rewrite the past . . .

For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn't there: swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents' death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She's tried everything, but the visions keep coming back. So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson's willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may change her past.

Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he's around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should have happened?
Motivation to Read It: When it came out everyone was buzzing about it, and I saw it at the library and really wanted to catch up. It worked in my favor, because Timepiece came out while I was reading it.

Review: This novel was absolutely wonderful. Between this and Shatter Me I'm honestly not sure which one I loved more.

Emerson was almost a completely normal girl. She could see people from the past; she'd been institutionalized and put on serious meds (which she stopped taking). Her brother Thomas has been trying to find someone who can help Emerson; like, actually help her and not just be another poser. Being that no one has been successful yet, Emerson isn't expecting Michael to be of much help. However, the fact that he works for an actual group sparks Em's curiousity.

The powers, if you will, that the characters have are really unique so that definitely eaerned awesomeness points. I mean, time travel is one of those topics that hasn't been thoroughly explored yet and still has tons of potential. I also liked how not everyone had time-traveling abilities (Cat, for instance). The powers, if nothing else, kept me interested throughout the entire novel.

But of course, there was something else. In this case it was most definitely the characters. I fell head over heels for Michael. It isn't often I have a book boy crush, but he's definitely one of them. Even though there was the no-dating rule with the Hourglass and Thomas, he couldn't help his feelings for Emerson, and she obviously couldn't help how she felt about him either. When Michael died I was so depressed; all I could think was "Why did this have to happen? While they were in the past of all times!" It hit me pretty hard because I had fallen in love with Michael as well. I think I might've been happier than Emerson once she got him back.

Hourglass was seriously amazing. Spectacular. Marvelous. Wonderful. Fabulous, fantastic, magnificent. I loved it beyond words. It would make me so happy if everyone could just see the beauty of the story from the cover, or have some sort of intuition that told them they just had to read it. 'Cuz they really do.

Look out for a review of Timepiece soon!

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Monday, June 25, 2012

New Blog: Readathons Galore

Hey everyone!!

I was so excited that I just couldn't wait to tell you about the new blog that Amanda from The Vintage Bookworm and I have decided to start! Named after the GoodReads group that's only about a month older than the blog, Readathons Galore is a blog focused around our love of participating in, well, readathons!

The blog will eventually feature members from the blog, upcoming readathons, and challenges that we have going on during our readathons*. The first readathon, where the blog is actually up and running, is next week: July 1st-7th! We hope to see you there!

See the group that started it all: RATs Galore

* The readathons that will be announced on the blog are the ones that are initially scheduled for the group on GoodReads.

Review: Bewitching by Alex Flinn

Bewitching (Kendra Chronicles, #2) by Alex Flinn
338 pages, Library Book (hardcover)
Finished on 16/6/2012
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Some Historical Fiction, Some Realistic Fiction, Coming of Age
Synopis via GoodReads:
Bewitching can be a beast. . . .

Once, I put a curse on a beastly and arrogant high school boy. That one turned out all right. Others didn’t.

I go to a new school now -- one where no one knows that I should have graduated long ago. I’m not still here because I’m stupid; I just don’t age.

You see, I’m immortal. And I pretty much know everything after hundreds of years -- except for when to take my powers and butt out.

I want to help, but things just go awry in ways I could never predict. Like when I tried to free some children from a gingerbread house and ended up being hanged. After I came back from the dead (immortal, remember?), I tried to play matchmaker for a French prince and ended up banished from France forever. And that little mermaid I found in the Titanic lifeboat? I don’t even want to think about it.

Now a girl named Emma needs me. I probably shouldn’t get involved, but her gorgeous stepsister is conniving to the core. I think I have just the thing to fix that girl -- and it isn’t an enchanted pumpkin. Although you never know what will happen when I start . . . bewitching.
Motivation to Read It: I've loved everything I read by Flinn, so there wasn't really much hesitation. That and the cover had "Beastly" on it. It was a done deal before it even started.

Review: Beastly and Cloaked were really good, so I knew when I saw Bewitching that it would most likely be just as awesome. I can say without faltering that this was better than both of them

Honestly, I'm not sure who the main character was supposed to be -- Kendra or Emma. I would think it ws Emma, but Kendra wasn't as MIA as she was in Beastly. Emma lives with her mother and her stepfather, who she doesn't even think of as a stepfather because they are so close. All of a sudden, insert Lisette: the biological daughter of Emma's stepdad who is coming to stay with them now that her mother has passed away. From the beginning Emma's told her daughter to be careful around Lisette, that the girl only wanted to take her stepdad away from them. Emma should've listened to mother's intuition.

The book actually begin with Kendra telling part of her own historu, which was really interesting. Also, there were points where Kendra would interrupt and tell a little about her previous not-so-successful bouts of generosity. I liked Emma's part a little better, though, because it was quite longer (as it was supposed to be). There were a lot of times when I was wondering how Emma could be so blind as to Lisette's intentions once she had gotten settled into her new home. I mean, they were obvious. But everything was really great! I was always wanting to know how Emma was going to handle each situation.

The charries were awesome as well; I think Travis was mt favorite even though he wasn't mentioned that much. He was barely present at all once he was introduced to readers, even after he and Emma got together. However, he was so sweet, and even though all the girls wanted him and he was a big shot, he wanted the girl that was reading the most unlikely thing (which he had surprisingly read, too) at his party. I just wish there were more guys like him.

I really liked this book, and I seriously believe that if you have ever read Beastly or any of Flinn's other books, you would really enjoy this one as well.

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#WWReadathon Achievements/Wrap-Up

So I started out aiming for a big pile of books. One that was really way too big for a 5-day readathon. As I suspected, however, my reading list for the rest of the month changed, so my goals changed as well. Here's what I accomplished during the Wicked Wildifre Readathon:

Books Finished: Blue Bloods, Total Blueprint for World Domination
Books Started: The Shapeshifters
Total Pages Read: 514

If you participated in Wicked Wildfire, how did your reading days go? Leave a link, and I'll be sure to stop by!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Witchy Readathon: Goals

I just found this one last night while I was looking for more readathons, so woohoo for me! :D

It's hosted by Serenity @ The Domestic Pagan and will last from midnight June 24th to 11:59 pm on June 30. This is just what I need to get me ready for July, as I have 3 more books I would like to finish this month. Here are my goals:

(Finish) The Shapeshifters by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
Serial Hottie by Kelly Oram

Leave a comment if you're participating and I'll stop by your post! :)

New Rating System

I was thinking about some of my favorite books from last year and the last few months, and it seems to me that the current rating system I have isn't really all that fair. Some books might get a four-star rating, but when I compare them to a five-star book they might've actually been much better. So, I've come up with the following rating system; it doesn't correspond with the star ratings in any way.

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Colorful Animated Butterfly Pictures, Images and PhotosSatisfying eBook - This is the rating for those books that I really liked, but I don't necessarily need to hold them. Knowing that I own them and can read them at any time is enough.

Colorful Animated Butterfly Pictures, Images and PhotosLibrary Grab - Books that I liked, but don't necessarily have to own at any point in my life. As long as I can borrow them -- library, friend or otherwise -- I'm good.

I rarely ever read anything that's just absolutely terrible. If I do, I will just come right out and say it, so I won't need a category for those.

In My Mailbox #49

Hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren

~~Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
~~Lost Voices by Sarah Porter

Received from author
~~Almost by Anne Eliot

Saturday, June 23, 2012

What's Your Status? #68



Finished This Week:
~~Bewitching by Alex Flinn, 16/6/2012
~~Hourglass by Myra McEntire, 17/6/2012
~~Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz, 20/6/2012
~~Total Blueprint for World Domination by Jolene Stockman, 22/6/2012

Currently Reading:
~~The Shapeshifters by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, page 260

Top of the TBR Pile:
~~Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer

Current Events:
Wicked Wildfire Read-A-Thon

#WWReadathon Update #2

The last few days have been more productive than not. I even stayed up until 6 AM this morning reading. Woohoo!

I finished Total Blueprint for World Domination yesterday, and then I started The Shapeshifters (Amelia Atwater-Rhodes) around 2 AM. I've read about a fourth of it already, but I'm not sure if I'll finish it by tomorrow night.

Books Finished: 2

Friday, June 22, 2012

Review: Bumped by Megan McCafferty

Bumped (Bumped, #1) by Megan McCafferty
323 pages, Library Book (hardcover)
Finished on 12/6/2012
Genres: Young Adult, Futuristic, Coming of Age, Romance
Synopsis via GoodReads:
In 2036 New Jersey, when teens are expected to become fanatically religious wives and mothers or high-priced Surrogettes for couples made infertile by a widespread virus, 16-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony find in one another the courage to believe they have choices.
Motivation to Read It: I've been wanting to read it since it came out. It was a new book at the library, so I grabbed it as soon as I saw it.

Review: This was the first of Megan McCafferty's books that I've read, and I must say that she's a gret writer.

Bumped revolves aoround a set of twins that were separated at birth. Melody grew up in Otherside, and her parents have been preparing her her entire life to do her "civic duty," if you will -- have a baby for a couple that can no longer conceive. Harmony was taken to Goodside, a church-oriente, secluded civilization where the rules are quite strict and the people don't have the virus.

I have to admit that from the very beginning I didn't like Harmony. She was just so annoying to me. She was one of those people that's hellbent on turning everyone to her religion and thinking how she thinks. She was also too nosy for her own good. She was interefering with stuff from the beginning of the book, and with every wrong decision she made I just really wanted to rattle her bones. However, the fact that I connected to the story that well enough to dislike her so much -- that's some really good writing, wouldn't you say?

The plot was amazing, spectacular, marvelous. It wasn't necessarily fast-paced, but it wasn't slow either. You got to see how Otherside operated and went about life everyday because they go several different places between both Harmony's and Melody's perspectives. Everything really flowed as well. There was nothing that was choppy, even when you switched between the two girls. You pretty much start u pwherever you left off.

All in all, this was a great novel, and I can't wait to read Thumped!

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
0 pages, audiobook
Finished on 11/6/2012
Genres: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance
Synopsis via GoodReads:
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.
Motivation to Read It: The title was appealing, and when I read the synopsis I was really interested in reading it.

Review: This wasn't anything I thought it was going to be. I mean, really. Like, I thought it was gonna be one of those kid-finds-out-they-can-do-magic-and-must-save-the-world type things, only with the twists the author put on it, but it was SO far from that. I think I'm done being cliche when it comes to paranormal books. Beyond amazing.

Celia Bowen grew up learning how to do magic through hands-on exercises, her father pushing her to and beyond limits to make sure she was everything he believed it took to be the best. Marco Alisdair was pulled out of an orphanage by his instuctor, being taught magic through constant studying. They are bound together by a challenge, a game.  But only one can win; how, neither of the opponents has a clue.

I loved the characters a lot, especially the Murray twins and Bailey. They were spectacular. The Murray twins have lived at the circus their whole lives and eventually have their own show there. Their gifts, aka magic powers, were really unique, and I wish we could have seen more of their use. Bailey is a good ole' country boy. His family has different views as for what they want him to do, but Bailey is not sure what he wants to do with his life. He struck me as a person that lives solely in the moment and doesn't stress too much about how the rest of his life is going to play out.

To explain the circus a little bit better, the circus is basically the playing field for the opponents -- Celia and Marco. It is built for that purpose, yet the general public love it even though they aren't aware of this fact. I think it adds a really good twist on the novel. Another weird thing about Cirque des Rêves is that it is only open at night. I think this is also why the circus was a huge success with the general public, because of the complete uniqueness of it before you weven walked into it to devour everything else.

Overall, I really loved The Night Circus! I wish it had a sequel, or even a companion novel. I'd really love to see where Poppet, Widget, and Bailey end up later on in the future.

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#WWReadathon Update #1

Wednesday's reading went pretty good! I was able to finish my first book, Blue Bloods, and I started Total Blueprint for World Domination (Jolene Stockman). My goal for today is to finish Total Blueprint and start the next book in the stack.

Books Finished: 1
Books Left to Read: 6

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

#WWReadathon Starting Post/Goals

If you've taken a look at my sidebar or my WYS posts, you've noticed that the Wicked Wildfire Readathon starts in less than 15 minutes! I'm super excited to get started!

Here are my goals for Wicked Wildfire:

(Finish) Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz
Total Blueprint for World Domination by Jolene Stockman
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
The Mind Thieves by Lori Brighton
(Start) The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
(Start) A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (audio)

I'm really excited to see how much of this I can get finished. Good luck to everyone who's participating!!!! :D

Monday, June 18, 2012

Recommend A... #1

Hosted by Shanyn @ Chick Loves Lit

Recommend A... is another wonderful way to recommend books to other readers. All you have to do is recommend a book that fits the prompt. There will be a new prompt every week.

This week's prompt:
Recommend a book that made you emotional.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Dutton Books, January 2012

Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now.

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.

Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.

John Green set this novel up so well. You really grow to be the characters without even realizing it. This was my first Green book, and it made me want to read his other work (which I did).

All I can say about what made me emotional, in order to not ruin the book for those who haven't read it, is that teenagers in books go through a lot of things they shouldn't have to. It isn't fair, but yet, c'est la vie.

Friday, June 15, 2012

What's Your Status? #67



Finished This Week:
~~The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, 11/6/2012
~~Bumped by Megan McCafferty, 12/6/2012

Currently Reading:
~~Bewitching by Alex Flinn, page 140

Top of the TBR Pile:
~~Rip Off by Mar Preston
~~Serial Hottie by Kelly Oram

Upcoming Events:
Wicked Wildfire Read-A-Thon

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Review: Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber

This review has some mild spoilers. They don't give away everything explicitly, but they hint at some things that somewhat give away a little of the book.

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber
190 pages, Library Book (hardcover)
Finished on 6/6/2012
Genres: Young Adult, Adventure, Action, Some Romance, Coming of Age
Synopsis via GoodReads:
Perry Stormaire is a normal high school senior—he is busy applying to college and rehearsing with his band—until he agrees to go to the prom with the Lithuanian exchange student who is staying with his family. It turns out that Gobi Zaksauskas is not the mousy teenager that she seems but rather an attractive, confident trained assassin. Instead of going to the prom, Perry finds himself on a wild ride through the streets of New York City as Gobi commandeers the Jaguar his father lent him for the prom in order to take out her targets. Perry learns a lot about himself—and ends up with some amazing material for his college application essays.
Motivation to Read It: I saw that someone added this to their to-read shelf on GoodReads, and the title alone was enough to pull me in and make me want to read it. I saw it at the library, sat down, and read the book in one sitting.

Review: I have to say, during the first maybe 30 pages of this book I was this close to putting it down. It wasn't that it was just utterly repulsive, just a bit strange. Quite strange actually. As you keep reading, however, it turns into this really fun book that's easy to read.

Perry is a senior in high school, has a foreign exchange student (Gobi) living with him and his family, and pretty much does whatever his dad tells him -- no questions asked. Over the course of one night he and Gobi do things that I'm pretty sure no other high school senior can say they did the night of the prom. Fast-paced thrills for pretty much the entire book.

The plot was pretty good. The first couple of chapters give you a summary of the past year with Gobi living in their house. Then, they go to their prom, leave the prom. That's when the real fun begins. Let's just say the Gobi everyone thought they knew is definitely nawt the real Gobi. Once we were informed as to what the reason was for their leaving the prom, I wanted to know what happened next through every chapter, page, and word. This plot pulls you in to where you feel like you're the one driving a Jaguar through the streeets of New York City.

The charries were good as well. Perry was what I imagine I would have been like if I'd been in his place: freaked out, rebellious, trying not to give Gobi a reason to do something treacherous. He was a character that I think anyone could relate to; he just wanted to make his parents happy and get into a great college and do something worthwhile that brings in money. Gobi was a really great character as well. She was just doing what she thought was right; you could tell that, after living with them for so long and getting to know him and his family, she hated to have to ruin her facade for Perry. But it was necessary, and she didn't think twice when it meant she would avenge a loved one. I have to respect her for that.

Overall, I have to say: this was way better than I thought it was going to be. I'm glad Leanne found it at the library or I never would have even known they had it. Worth the time :).

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1) by Tahereh Mafi
338 pages, Library Book (hardcover)
Finished on 31/5/2012
Genres: Young Adult, Some Adventure, Romance, Coming of Age, Futuristic
Synopsis via GoodReads:
Juliette hasn't touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don't fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war-- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she's exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

In this electrifying debut, Tahereh Mafi presents a world as riveting as The Hunger Games and a superhero story as thrilling as The X-Men. Full of pulse-pounding romance, intoxicating villainy, and high-stakes choices, Shatter Me is a fresh and original dystopian novel—with a paranormal twist—that will leave readers anxiously awaiting its sequel.
Motivation to Read It: GoodReads, then the Library. They tease me constantly.

Review: First thing I'm gonna say: WOW! Second: The synopsis is right-- I'm anxiously awaiting the sequel. 'Nuff said, right? This book was absolutely ahmazing.

Juliette has been locked away where she can't hurt people; she believes herself to be a monster. She's never had any friends that were truly there for her. The day that Adam comes to her cell is the day that everything really does change. The way Juliette distances herself from him and doesn't even respond when she's super tempted to, it's just intriguing. I constantly found myself waiting for the moment when she would open up even a sliver and say something, anything.

The characters were all really good. Adam is probably my favorite male character ever. He has this facade that looks like he doesn't care, but whenever he and Juliette are alone, he's the sweetest guy. Warner was also a good charrie. Obviously (for those of you that have read the book), he wasn't going to be my favorite character, but I like the way he was set up. He's the son of somebody important, and he's trying to live up to expectations. Gotta respect that.

From the moment Adam entered Juliette's cell, I just didn't want to put the book down. As you get farther into the pages, time passes a little faster, and you keep wondering when they'll make their move against Warner, etc. It keeps your nose in the pages for sure.

You MUST get this book. I'm telling you, it's completely worth it to buy a bound copy. You'll thank me later :)

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

In My Mailbox #48

Hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren

Received for Review
~~Rip Off by Mar Preston
~~Serial Hottie by Kelly Oram

~~Goddess Boot Camp by Tera Lynn Childs
~~Bumped by Megan McCafferty
~~Bewitching by Alex Flinn
~~Hourglass by Myra McEntire

Saturday, June 9, 2012

What's Your Status? #66



Finished This Week:
~~Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber; 6/6/2012
~~Goddess Boot Camp by Tera Lynn Childs, 8/6/2012

Currently Reading:
~~Bumped by Megan McCafferty, page 13
~~The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (audio), chapter 20

Top of the TBR Pile:
~~Bewitching by Alex Flinn

Upcoming Events:
Wicked Wildfire Read-A-Thon