Monday, November 17, 2008

Contest Winners!!

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Grand Prize Winner: Lauren of Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf

2nd place Winner: Just Blinded Book Reviews


I'll be emailing ya'll soon. Thanks to everyone who entered the contest!! Please keep reading my blog and look for another contest within the next week or two!!

Thanks

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Update

Yesterday I said that I was going to post two more reviews last night. I had to work longer than expected and I didn't get the chance. So i'm just going to save those reviews for next week, at which time I will be having another contest. (YAY) The contest still ends today at midnight so make sure that you comment on the post and the winner will be posted tomorrow, as soon as I get all of the entries counted.

Good Luck!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Contest Info!!!

I have two more reviews to post to make up for the days that I didn't post anything. I'm going to post them sometime tonight as soon as I get home. To give people a chance to comment on these posts to get extra entries I'm going to extend the contest to Sunday (November 16). So everyone has until Midnight eastern time on Sunday to comment on every post I've made over the last two weeks to get entries in the contest. The winner will be posted Monday morning or afternoon, depending on how long it takes me to count all of the entries.

I'm so excited this contest is going better than I expected I have over 100 entries! Thanks so much everyone for reading my blog and entering the contest. This is just the start of some awesome contest that I have planned for the rest of the year into next year. I also have some extra awesome books lined up to be reviewed and I'm working on getting some author interviews and guest blogs. Any author who wishes to voluteer please email me.


Keep the comments coming and please spread the word!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Blue Bloods 3: Revelations by Melissa de la Cruz

Have you ever wondered what secrets lurk behind the closed doors of New York City's wealthiest families? They're powerful, they're famous... they're undead.

Schuyler Van Alen's blood legacy has just been called into question--is the young vampire in fact a Blue Blood, or is it the sinister Silver Blood that runs through her veins? As controversy swirls, Schuyler is left stranded in the Force household, trapped under the same roof as her cunning nemesis, Mimi Force, and her forbidden crush, Jack Force.

When one of the Gates of Hell is breached by Silver Bloods in Rio de Janeiro, however, the Blue Bloods will need Schuyler on their side. The stakes are high; the battle is bloody; and through it all, Carnavale rages on. And in the end, one vampire's secret identity will be exposed in a revelation that shocks everyone.

I loved the first two Blue Bloods books and I'm really excited that I've finally read this one. Revelations was just as good as the first two if not better. In Revelations the author described the characters more and you got to know them a little better. The whole story was fast past and so many shocking things happened, I can't really say much about the book because I don't want to give anything away. The end was kind of a cliffhanger and I really wish that the book was longer because it left me wanting a lot more. I can't wait for the fourth book in the Blue Bloods series. If you haven't read the series I definantly recommend it, especially if your a fan of the vampire genre. If you have read the first two definantly make sure that you get Revelations because its amazing and it adds so much more to the story.


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Ranger's Apprentice

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Undone by Brooke Taylor

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When Kori Kitlzer, the “dark angel” of the 8th grade, tells Serena Moore that they are more alike than she thinks, Serena is instantly intrigued. As their friendship solidifies and their lives entwine, Serena tries to become more like the fearless, outspoken, and ambitious Kori. Soon Serena doesn’t know where she begins and Kori ends. But when a twist of fate yanks Kori away from Serena, she will need to find a way to complete her best friend’s life left undone.

Undone is a striking debut novel about friendship, family, and the secrets we keep from the people to whom we are closest.

I've heard so many great things about Undone from authors, other reviewers and friends so I was really excited to finally get a copy. I'm very happy to say that i was not disappointed. Undone was a completelyamazing. The story was completely down to earth and felt so real. At one point in the book I did cry and I think that when a book can make me emotional it is totally worth reading. I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good book about life and growing up you should definantly read this.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs

A modern girl's comedic odyssey in a school filled with the descendants of Greek gods.
When Phoebe's mom returns from Greece with a new husband and moves them to an island in the Aegean, Phoebe's plans for her senior year and track season are ancient history. Now she must attend the uberexclusive academy, where admission depends on pedigree, namely, ancestry from Zeus, Hera, and other Greek gods. That's right, they're real, not myth, and their teen descendants are like the classical heroes-supersmart and superbeautiful with a few superpowers. And now they're on her track team! Armed only with her Nikes and the will to win, Phoebe races to find her place among the gods.

Oh. My. Gods. was a fun and hilarious story that I couldn't put down once I started. Phoebe's character was hilarious and I could relate to her cause my parents made me move from the place i've lived all my life, of course it wasn't half way around the world but still... Greek gods actually excisting would be awesome I love mythology and I loved the modern twist that Tera gave them.
The sequel Oh. My. Gods. II: Goddess Boot Camp comes out June 2009 and I can't wait to read it. I would definantly recommend this to all readers, it was a fun read that you won't regret.


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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Evernight by Claudia Gray

Bianca wants to escape. She’s been uprooted from her small hometown and enrolled at Evernight Academy, and eerie Gothic boarding school where the students are somehow too perfect: smart, sleek, and almost predatory. Bianca knows she doesn’t fit in.

Then she meets Lucas. He’s not the “Evernight type” either, and he likes it that way. Lucas ignores the rules, stands up to the snobs and warns Bianca to be careful--even when it comes to caring about him.

“ I couldn’t stand it if they took it out on you,” he tells Bianca, “and eventually they would.”

But the connection between Bianca and Lucas can’t be denied. Bianca will risk anything to be with Lucas, but dark secrets are fated to tear them apart…and to make Bianca question everything she’s ever believed.

Evernight is a great new twist on the always changing Vampire genre. I really enjoyed the book the story is unique and it really held my attention from the first page. Bianaca and Lucas's characters were amazing and I loved the twist that the author used that revealed more about their characters and made the story more interesting. I definantly reccommend Evernight to all fans of the Twilight series, you won't be disappointed. I'm really excited that there is going to be a sequel to Evernight, its called Stargazer and will be released in March 2009.


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Friday, November 7, 2008

The Devouring by Simon Holt

The Vours: Evil, demonic beings that inhabit human bodies on Sorry Night, the darkest hours of the winter solstice.

This isn’t how the horror ended for us this is how it began.

When Reggie reads about the Vours in a mysterious old journal, she assumes they are just the musings of an anonymous lunatic. But when her little brother, Henry, begins to act strangely, it’s clear that these creatures exist beyond a mad woman’s imagination, and Reggie finds out what happens when fears come to life.

To save the people she loves, Reggie must learn to survive in a world of nightmares. Can she devour her own fears before they dev our her?

The Devouring is an engrossing tale of terror that will have you wondering: What if your worst fears became your living nightmares?

The Devouring was a extremely unique and very awesome story. I like horror stories and this one was no excemption. Its not too scary but there are some moments that make you think why I am I reading this book at night with barely any lights on in the house. At first Reggie's character made me kind of mad because she was kinda mean to her little brother when he was scared, as the story continued I started to like her more cause the author gave you a better understanding to her actions. The Devouring is one of those books that you can't put down once you start. I reallly look forward to reading more books by Simon Holt and I'm hoping that there's a sequel to The Devouring.

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

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Commenting on this gets you an extra entry in the contest!

Paper Towns by John Green

Quentin Jacobsenhas spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life--dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge--he follows.

After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues-and they're for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew.

Paper Towns Paper Towns Paper Towns what to say about it other that its completely and totally awesome and John Green is a genius. I'm pretty sure that its one of my favorite books of the year. The characters were all down to earth and amazing and I was really able to connect with them. Q's character was one of the best he kind of reminded me of Miles from Looking for Alaska. Margo's character was a bit dramatic but thats what I enjoyed most about her, I enjoyed the mysterious role that she played in the book. My favorite part of the book is definantly the party with the beer can sword. I'm happy to say that while reading I spent most of my time laughing out loud, I love when books make me do that. I definantly recommend this to all teens and even adults, its a great book that everyone who reads it will definantly enjoy.

John Green is also the author of Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines as well as one of the co-authors of Let it Snow. To learn more about the author and his books check out:

http://www.sparksflyup.com/


http://www.myspace.com/greatperhaps


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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

CONTEST!!!!

As i'm sure many people have noticed I haven't blogged much over the past few months. Its mostly been because of work and problems i've been having with my laptop. But now I'm bck! YAY!! To make up for being a bad reviewer the past few months I've decided to hold a contest.

The contest starts today. I'm going to post at least one review everyday until Saturday, November 15 which is when the contest will end. For every review that you comment on you get one entry. If you post on your blog, myspace or facebook you get 3 entries, just be sure to post a comment with the link.

You have until midnight on Saturday, November 15 to enter. Please leave a way that I can identify you, if you don't want to leave a email address. If you do leave a email address then I can let you know if you won as soon as I know. If I don't have your email then the winner will be posted on the blog sometime Sunday, November 16.
I'm kind of low on funds right now so the contest is only open to US residents.

Now for the most important part.

Prizes:

1st place: Your choice of any one of the books that I review during the contest period. Which ever book that you pick will be brand new and you will also recieve a $10 gift card to a bookstore and a really cute bookmark.

2nd place: A $10 gift card to a bookstore and a super cute bookmark.

Some of the books that I plan to review:

Paper Towns by John Green
Undone by Brooke Taylor
The Devouring by Simon Holt
Evernight by Claudia Gray
Bliss by Lauren Myracle
The Looking Glass Wars


and many more....



Get ready to go comment crazy! Good Luck!!