Wednesday, August 17, 2011

W.W.W. Wednesdays (2)

To play along just answer the following three (3) questions and leave your link at Should Be Reading:

1. What are you currently reading?
Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1)

2. What did you recently finish reading?
Halo (Halo, #1)

3. What do you think you'll read next?
Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely, #2)

What's on *your* reading list?

Monday, August 15, 2011

In My Mailbox (1)

In My Mailbox is a meme created by The Story Siren where bloggers can talk about which books they've recieved over the week.

This week I recieved:

Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely, #2)

Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr

I won this book last month from Jessi's 200 followers giveaway over at Reading in the Corner.
Thanks Jessi!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

First Blog Award Nomination!!

Ok so I was super excited to see I was nominated for a blog award by Lex at The Novel Student!!

Rules for the acceptance:

1. Thank the giver and link back to their blog giving them credit: Follow them.

2. Leave your top 5 picks for the award and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog. They have to have less than 200 Followers:

My picks are:
Caroline, Helen, Jane, Karen and Lesley at Big Book Little Book
Karis at YA Litwit
Monique at The Book Mystress

3. Copy and paste the award to your blog if I picked you.

4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love to the other bloggers.

5. Most of all: support each other and have lots of fun!

Review: Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

Halo (Halo, #1)

Goodreads description: Three angels- Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, the youngest and most human- are sent by Heaven to bring good to a world falling under the influence of darkness. They must work hard to conceal their luminous glow, superhuman powers, and, most dangerous of all, their wings, all the while avoiding all human attachments.

Then Bethany meets Xavier Woods, and neither of them is able to resist the attraction between them. Gabriel and Ivy do everything in their power to intervene, but the bond between Xavier and Bethany seems too strong.

The angel’s mission is urgent, and dark forces are threatening. Will love ruin Bethany or save her?

My opinion: Alexandra Adornetto has created such a beautiful world. I can't believe shes so young. Her writing style is just amazing.

Bethany, the main character, is completely clueless about human life. I can imagine how hard it would be to write that. I could picture Alexandra sitting in a mall people watching in order to get in the minds of her characters.

This book has a lot of detail. Usually I don't like that. I have such a short attention span that I can't sit through pages of details. But Alexandra Adornetto creates a clear picture without becoming boring. She gets to the point, yet I felt like I was in the story with the characters.

The relationships in this book are believable. I myself fell in love with Beth's boyfriend, Xavier. He's funny and charming; one of those characters you want more of. I don't think I'd be friends with Molly though. Molly is Beth's best friend and I just feel like Bethany clung to the first person she met.

I'm not going to give a name on the bad guy in case of ruining the book, but lets just say I have no idea why Bethany didn't see right away that they were bad. The persons evil was obvious from the start. Its like watching a scary movie and yelling at the t.v. telling the person not to go in a certain room.

I would recommend this to anyone who likes a lighter story vs. ones that are dark and sinister. Its a good love story with obstacles along the way.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Booking Through Thursday (1)

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme hosted HERE. Check it out and join in!

This week...

It’s National Book Week. The rules: Grab the closest book to you. Go to page 56. Copy the 5th sentence as your status

Halo (Halo, #1)

"Another culinary triumph," she said after the first forkfull.

Leave me links to your Booking Through Thursday posts!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

WWW Wednesdays (1)

To play along just answer the following three (3) questions and leave your link at Should Be Reading:

1. What are you currently reading?

Halo (Halo, #1)

2. What did you recently finish reading?

Raised by Wolves (Raised by Wolves, #1)

3. What do you think you'll read next?

Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1)Meant to Be (The Saving Angels, #1)

Waiting On Wednesday (2)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine where bloggers can discuss which books they are most anxious to read. Plus, this awesome button was created by Lindsay at The Violet Hour.

This week I'm waiting on Bloodlines by Richelle Mead:

Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1)Goodreads description: 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.

Available August 23

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (1)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB @ 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!

P.S. The button above was created by Jess @ Gone with the Words

My teaser is from Halo by Alexandra Adornetto:

"Midway to the ground, I dropped my arms and allowed the transformation to take place. A blinding light shot from inside my body, shining from every pore and making my skin glow like white hot metal. I saw Xavier shield his eyes and draw back. I felt mmy wings burst from behind my shoulder blades. They exploded through the confines of my dress, tearing the light fabric to ribbons."

I previously read this back in October/November and am re-reading it in preparation for the release of its sequel, Hades. I forgot how much I loved this book <3

Monday, August 8, 2011

My New York Summer

I'm going to sway away from books for this post to talk about music..

Recently I've started listening to this awesome Indie band: My New York Summer. Originally the solo project of Nick Cozine, this band now has three other members; Scott(guitar), John(bass), and Ryan(drums). They are currently unsigned, yet I have no idea why. These guys are amazing. So our job is to spread the word and help them get a record deal :)

I would compare MNYS to Never Shout Never. They just have that fresh sound you could never get tired of. This is something I'd definitely listen to when I need cheering up.

My favorite song? Jeesh thats a hard one. I think there are just certain parts of each song that stand out to me. I can't just label one as the best.

Everyone should take some time out to check out their music. I'm sure it would mean the world to them.

You can listen and get your free downloads here: My New York Summer on Purevolume
'Like': My New York Summer on Facebook
Follow: My New York Summer on Twitter

Try and tell me they aren't cute!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (1)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine where bloggers can discuss which books they are most anxious to read. Plus, this awesome button was created by Lindsay at The Violet Hour.

This week I'm waiting for Hades by Alexandra Adornetto, available in the U.S. on August 30th.
Hades (Halo, #2)Goodreads description:  Bethany and Xavier are even closer since battling Jake Thorn and his evil influence (in Halo) and Beth and her angel siblings must still protect Venus Cove from the Dark Forces.

When a party game – a séance – inadvertently releases Jake from the Underworld, he disguises himself and tricks Beth into taking a ride on his motorcycle. When the highway opens up and swallows them, Beth learns too late that she’s now a prisoner in hell. What happens to angels there? As her archangel brother, Gabriel, her sister Ivy, Xavier, and her best friend, Molly search for her, Beth must weigh Jake’s bargaining for her freedom: one night with him, and she will be released back to Earth.
Can Jake be trusted in this wager? And is he also using Beth to engineer the fall of the archangel Gabriel? Xavier has already lost one love – when Jake tricks him into thinking that Bethany is dead, his grief and anger result in a betrayal that will leave Bethany – and readers – wondering if he is so good after all.

It will be up to Beth to use everything she’s learned about her powers as an angel – and about love – to free herself and those she loves from the clutches of Hades.

Right now I'm re-reading Halo, the first in this series. Which means a review is soon to come.

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