Thursday, June 23

A MUST Read!

You know those books that you love so much that you want to stand in the bookstore and give anyone that even thinks about going into the YA section a copy of the book? That's how much I LOVED Hourglass. I loved everything about this book- the cover, the setting, the plot, and the characters.

Oh, the characters! How I loved them- the sassy, fluent in sarcasm Emerson, the swoon worthy, compassionate, electrifying Michael (I wouldn't mind sharing a few zingers with him- wowza!) and the lovely, lovely Kaleb (Seriously? violet blue eyes, black hair, tattoos and a swimmer's body...*thud*.) I truly loved or hated every character in this book.

Hourglass made me laugh, swoon, cry, cringe and sob. I think I felt every emotion possible while reading it. It is full of twists and turns- some of them I saw coming and one that I did not. (That one completely threw me for a loop!) I am so excited to see where Myra takes us in the sequel. I just don't want to wait for it ;)

Monday, June 20

Books, books and more books!

Once again, I know I should be posting about recent trips I've taken but it takes forever to upload pictures and I'm being lazy. I will try to do an update soon. In the meantime- here are a few books I've read and loved recently.

Divergent by Veronica Roth
I had several friends get ARCs of this book and told me how amazing it was and how I had to read it the day it came out. I didn't think it could possibly be that good. I was wrong. This book blew. me. away. It takes off in the first chapter and doesn't stop until the very end. Even at the end you're left salivating for the next installment. (Insurgent comes out next year.)

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
I'm a sucker for the stories about gods and goddess so I really enjoyed this modern twist on Greek mythology. I'm sure there is a lot that isn't accurate to the original myths but isn't that the beauty of fiction- you can make them what you want. As always, there is a swoon-worthy boy, a spunky girl and someone trying to keep them apart. I loved it!!! I'm so excited for Goddess Interrupted next year!

The Forgotten Locket by Lisa Mangum
The conclusion to the Hour Glass Door Trilogy. LOVE!!! If you haven't read these books I highly recommend them. Time traveling... cute Italian boy... evil, nasty villain...saving the world... these books have it all.

Passion by Lauren Kate
Book three of four in the Fallen series- this book takes Luce on a trip to see her past lives. I loved seeing she and Daniel together in different settings and learning more about their relationship. I really need Rapture to come out NOW but sadly have to wait until next year.

The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell
This book actually kind of bugged me at first because I could not figure out what was going on. I don't know if the beginning is kind of rough or if it was just my mood. Once I got into it I was greatly intrigued by Amelia and her visions. I did feel like there could have been more character development but I'm still recommending it because I enjoyed it and am anxious to see where the next book takes us.

Sean Griswold's Head by Lindsey Leavitt
Nothing paranormal or magical in this one. Just the story of a girl trying to deal with her father's MS diagnosis. This is a sweet, funny story that is very different from all the other books I've read recently. I loved it. I need to get more of Lindsey's books because I thoroughly enjoyed this one.

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
I don't think I need to do much explaining here. I adore everything that Cassie writes and this fourth book of the Mortal Instruments Series is no different.

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
This one isn't out yet but I wanted to put it here so when you see in the store in about 6 weeks you'll be sure to pick it up. This story is so beautifully told that even though it was just the slightest bit creepy I loved it. Even now, just thinking about the book, I can see the moors and thatched roofs and I can hear the wind. I totally just got shivers. Read this one, you won't be sorry!

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Super fun book about Evie and her pink taser that she uses in her work for the International Paranormal Containment Agency. I adored everything about this book- it's funny, spunky, and there's paranormal romance- what more could you want?

Friday, June 17

The Boy Who Lived

I'm so behind on blogging. I keep meaning to sit down and catch up but always find something else to do. I will get it done soon, I promise. For now I have to post this final trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. I cried the first few times I watched it.

Note to self: bring a lot of tissue when you go to the theater to watch this.