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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Books to Look Foreword Too in February

Update: so quick update on what is going on, which isn't much. I am reading Life of Pi and I am enjoying it but it is taking me forever, so I hope to finish it this week or this weekend and get the review up for that. 

So the idea of this post was I choose books that come out next month (February) that I am looking foreword too and that sound awesome, so onto the books!

This is probably the book I want most.
Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh Mafi
Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)Summary: tick, tick, tick, tick, tick
it's almost
time for war.

Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.

She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.

Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam's life.

Reason(s): It is the sequel to Shatter Me. I am having so much love for the cover, I think it is gorgeous. I am generally dying over the fact that I don't have this and I really want it.

City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Foster
City of a Thousand DollsSummary: An exotic treat set in an entirely original, fantastical world brimming with deadly mystery, forbidden romance, and heart-stopping adventure.

Nisha was abandoned at the gates of the City of a Thousand Dolls when she was just a child. Now sixteen, she lives on the grounds of the isolated estate, where orphan girls apprentice as musicians, healers, courtesans, and, if the rumors are true, assassins. Nisha makes her way as Matron’s assistant, her closest companions the mysterious cats that trail her shadow. Only when she begins a forbidden flirtation with the city’s handsome young courier does she let herself imagine a life outside the walls. Until one by one, girls around her start to die.

Before she becomes the next victim, Nisha decides to uncover the secrets that surround the girls’ deaths. But by getting involved, Nisha jeopardizes not only her own future in the City of a Thousand Dolls—but her own life.

Reason(s): It sounds Epic! Need I say more?

Mind Games by Kiersten White
Mind Games (Mind Games, #1)Summary: Fia was born with flawless instincts. Her first impulse, her gut feeling, is always exactly right. Her sister, Annie, is blind to the world around her—except when her mind is gripped by strange visions of the future. 

Trapped in a school that uses girls with extraordinary powers as tools for corporate espionage, Annie and Fia are forced to choose over and over between using their abilities in twisted, unthinkable ways… or risking each other’s lives by refusing to obey.

In a stunning departure from her New York Times bestselling Paranormalcy trilogy, Kiersten White delivers a slick, edgy, heartstoppingly intense psychological thriller about two sisters determined to protect each other—no matter the cost.

Reason(s): It sounds super interesting and the cover rocks! I mean the cover has little pictures to make up the bigger picture, I love it.

Pulse by Patrick Carman 
Pulse (Pulse, #1)Summary: From New York Times bestselling author Patrick Carman, a teen fantasy-adventure of epic proportions. In 2051, some teens have a “pulse,” the power to move objects with their minds. Compulsively readable, with thrilling action scenes and a tender love story.

The year is 2051, and the world is still recognizable. With the help of her mysterious classmate Dylan Gilmore, Faith Daniels discovers that she can move objects with her mind. This telekinetic ability is called a “pulse,” and Dylan has the talent, too.

In riveting action scenes, Faith demonstrates her ability to use her pulse against a group of telekinesis masters so powerful they will flatten their enemies by uprooting street lights, moving boulders, and changing the course of a hurtling hammer so that it becomes a deadly weapon. But even with great talent, the mind—and the heart—can be difficult to control. If Faith wants to join forces with Dylan and save the world, she’ll have to harness the power of both.

Patrick Carman’s Pulse trilogy is a stunning, action-filled triumph about the power of the mind—and the power of love.

Reason(s): It's futuristic (near future) but it's not dystopia, it sounds different and intriguing.

Well that was a really fun post to write I hope you liked it. Now you know a few of the books coming out in February   I most likely will not read all of these books this next moth because I have other book to be read first but I hope to read them all eventually.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

I got a Tumblr!

Well this post will be a completely random post, hehe.

I got a tumblr like a week ago and I thought I ought to tell you guys in case any of you have tumblrs. Well my tumblr blog is a book blog and a completely random blog of stuff I like. random book picture stuff, Doctor Who, Avatar, and other stuff. The tumblr blog is also called to The Perks of Being a Bookworm (I really like this title, since I made it, it seems so me). 

Well here is what the Tumblr looks like:

Well please go check it out and here is the link: http://janelovesbooks.tumblr.com/


Friday, January 25, 2013

Poetry Corner #10

Well so today I'm oddly tired, which probably means I'm a bit loopy and insane right now. So before I do something random lets get to the poem. Umm let find this weeks poem... 
Well this poem was found though a random poem button on poemhunter.com so it's a bit random, so there is no reason why I chose this poem.

Fear No More
     By: William Shakespeare

Fear no more the heat o' the sun; 
Nor the furious winter's rages, 
Thou thy worldly task hast done, 
Home art gone, and ta'en thy wages; 
Golden lads and girls all must, 
As chimney sweepers come to dust. 

Fear no more the frown of the great, 
Thou art past the tyrant's stroke: 
Care no more to clothe and eat; 
To thee the reed is as the oak: 
The sceptre, learning, physic, must 
All follow this, and come to dust. 

Fear no more the lightning-flash, 
Nor the all-dread thunder-stone; 
Fear not slander, censure rash; 
Thou hast finished joy and moan; 
All lovers young, all lovers must 
Consign to thee, and come to dust. 

No exorciser harm thee! 
Nor no witchcraft charm thee! 
Ghost unlaid forbear thee! 
Nothing ill come near thee! 
Quiet consummation have; 
And renowned be thy grave!

Well I guess I hope you liked it for it being completely random :D

Monday, January 21, 2013

Book Review: Destroy Me

Destroy Me (Shatter Me, #1.5)By: Tahereh Mafi
Pages: 103 (only available as an eBook)
Published: October 2, 2012

Summary: In Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me, Juliette escaped from The Reestablishment by seducing Warner—and then putting a bullet in his shoulder. But as she’ll learn in Destroy Me, Warner is not that easy to get rid of. . .

Back at the base and recovering from his near-fatal wound, Warner must do everything in his power to keep his soldiers in check and suppress any mention of a rebellion in the sector. Still as obsessed with Juliette as ever, his first priority is to find her, bring her back, and dispose of Adam and Kenji, the two traitors who helped her escape. But when Warner’s father, The Supreme Commander of The Reestablishment, arrives to correct his son’s mistakes, it’s clear that he has much different plans for Juliette. Plans Warner simply cannot allow.

Set after Shatter Me and before its forthcoming sequel, Unravel Me,Destroy Me is a novella told from the perspective of Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45.

Rating: 4

Review: She Will Choose Me

This was a really fascinating. Getting in Warner's head, learning more about him. I definitely enjoyed this more than Shatter Me. There were also a lot less of the odd metaphor's that don't make since.

We not only learn more about Warner but we also learn more about Juliette through the notebook she wrote in while in the asylum. We see his complete obsession with Juliette. He thought about her all the time and its a bit freaky. We also see a softer side of Warner. It was odd after his constant seriousness in Shatter Me.

Well I don't want to tell you too much but I really enjoyed it and it was even better than Shatter Me. 

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Book Review: City of Bones

By: Cassandra Clare
Pages: 485
Published: March 27, 2007

Summary: When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder -- much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing -- not even a smear of blood -- to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . . 

Rating: 3.5

Review: Ok the first half of the book I thought it was a three stars but the second half I enjoyed even more and it was 4 stars. So you get the half awkward number of 3.5 stars. So overall this book was someone between liking it and really liking it.

This book is creative and different. It's not like there are 7 other books about shadowhunters out there, that are from a different series (that I know of). Even though it was different and creative I kept getting this weird Twilight vibe.  know this is not Twilight. I hated Twilight and I liked this. Maybe it is because the quote on the front of my book is by 'Stephanie Meyer Author of Twilight' I don't know.

So it begins when Clary starts to see people that other people don't see. She develops the sight, but no shadowhunter understands how a mundane could have the sight. So begins the journey, so to speak, of Clary finding out who she really is. Well when I say it like that the book seems stupid to me, which it isn't. Wow I am awful at explanations  I'll leave that to the wonderful explanation at the top provided by Goodreads.

Part of me liked Clary and part of me found her annoying. Jace was cool, generally. I loved Simon. He was so great. Probably the best mundane that the shadowhunters have met in a long time. There are also a bunch of other characters, such as Isabelle, Alec, and others, but you will have to read the book to find out about them. 

I didn't think the writing was super special. I don't know it didn't stand out to me saying 'This a an amazingly well written story and the writing is superb. It seemed average.

Well then you have the whole ending part which was a complete shock, but I can't spoil the book for you. It didn't really have a cliff hanger directly but the story wasn't over, so now I have to see the story continue in the next book.

I enjoyed his book. I would recommend it. Especially if you want to read something contemporary and fantasy.

Hope you had a great weekend!

Book Review: Shatter Me

By: Tahereh Mafi
Pages: 340
Published: 15 November 2011

Summary: 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.


Review: This book was meh. It was not Great. It was not awful. It was probably my least favourite dystopia I've read and I like a lot of dystopia. The writing was unique. There were tons of simile and metaphors, it did get a bit irritating.

The dystopia world is were the government is now The Reestablishment. There is Warner and Adam and then there is the main character Juliette. 

So first for the characters. There is Juliette, I found Juliette weak. I mean I know she was locked in an institution for over a year, but come on you could fight back a bit. That doesn't mean you have to kill anyone, but you don't have to always listen to other people. You can think for yourself. Well Juliette was getting slightly better at the end but still I didn't like her that much. There is Adam, Adam who is the guy who is supposed to be hot, and protective of Juliette, the girl he loves. Seriously he wasn't anything special. He is too like guys in other books, he isn't different. Maybe we'll learn something new in the second book. 

Well then you have Warner. I liked him a bit. He was a mystery throughout the book. He never really tells us anything about himself so he is intriguing and I feel like he has some depth compared to Juliette and Warner. I think was he has the creepy and unhealthy obsession with Juliette. He's confusing, though we know very little about him from this book. I think the eBook story Destroy Me from Warner's point of view will explain more. 

Let me make this very clear-- I do not think Warner and Juliette should be together. Juliette seems to get along with Adam and she hates Warner. Warner just has more character than Adam. No this does not mean I am choosing a 'team' for one of the guys. I wouldn't usually say this but if all the characters die Julitette, Warner, Adam, and everyone else. I would probably laugh. Well all in all for the characters I couldn't connect with them very much, so that makes it harder to enjoy the book.

The writing was unique and a bit odd. It was interesting and good mostly but some of the metaphor's just really don't make sense. Take this one for example:

"He's wrong he's so wrong he's more wrong than an upside-down rainbow." (page 125)

Really an upside-down rainbow? I mean come on. I don't think an upside down rainbow would be as wrong as she is trying to make it. It was be extremely weird but not wrong in this sense.

I don't have a favourite quote from this book, it just didn't have anything super memorable.

I don't think this is a very good book review, so I might come back and edit it later. Plus my thoughts on this book were kind of scattered. I hope you understood it well enough.

Hopw you had a good weekend and got some reading in like I did!

Book Review: Eragon

Note: I haven't been in the mood for review writing this past week but I was and still am in a reading mood so you'll get like three book reviews from this past week between today and tomorrow. I'm not even sure they will be very good so bare with me.

By: Christopher Paolini
Pages: 503
Published: February 1, 2002

Summary: When young Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his adopted family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. Overnight his simple life is shattered, and he is thrust into a perilous new world of inescapable destiny, magical forces, and powerful people. With only an ancient sword and the instruction of an old,mysterious, hermit storyteller for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a Emperor whose evil and power knows no bounds. Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands….

Rating: 4

Review: This was exactly what I needed. Lately I have been reading a ton but I haven't been reading much fantasy. I mean real fantasy with a different world and very creative. So this was perfect.

I enjoyed this book for so many reasons. Great characters, great plot, never boring, explains the world, and no love triangle. I had to put the last one in there because after you read enough books that have a love triangle, you get so fed up with them. It was a relief not to read another.

I don't think I can say to much about this book or I will just be explaining the whole story. So first the writing. The writing was wonderful. Just to think that the author was in his senior year of high school when he wrote this is incredible. I don't know if I know any high school seniors who write this good. I don't even think many of adults can write this good. So it is very impressive.

Paolini describes everything in the book so well he gives a lot of information but not so much that I was useless and dragged out. 

The plot is wonderful. It is exciting and different. Some people think it is way to much like Lord of the Rings but I don't think so. All the talk about dragons is so fascinating. I don't read very much fantasy so I don't read about dragons a ton, but he makes them seem so real. He describes the world and everything in it in a way that makes it seem so real. It's as if the world really exists and isn't just some story. It seems to real to be a story.

I never thought the book was boring. Yes they took time to describe things and it wasn't a real fast paced book, but it was nice to slow down in the book. 

Favourite Quote: "Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find the meaning in life."

Well I don't know if that was a very good review so once I am in more of a reviewing mood I might come back and edit it.

Hope you had a good weekend!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Poetry Corner #9

Well since a new semester has stared in school, I no longer have poetry class. Which I really miss, so I really enjoy posting this poems once a week.
Today's poem is pretty short but I enjoy it.

The Sun-Dial at Wells College
     By: Henry Van Dyke

The shadow by my finger cast
Divides the future from the past:
Before it, sleeps the unborn hour
In darkness, and beyond thy power:
Behind its unreturning line,
The vanished hour, no longer thine:
One hour alone is in thy hands,--
The NOW on which the shadow stands.

Have a good weekend!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

I Have a Blog Button Now!

PhotobucketYay!!! I finally have a blog button. I have been blogging for six months and I have never gotten one, so I am really excited to have one!
I have to owe all credit to the design of my blog button to Delaney over at The Random Ranterer. She is amazing and she made the blog button for me. I love her blog to death and it is amazing, so go check it out! 
Well please use my button now that I finally have one, if you share blog buttons put it on you blog. I would appreciate it tons. Well I am just glad to have one.

You can get the button off to the side, I hope you like it :D

Friday, January 11, 2013

Poetry Corner #8

I am so glad! When you go back to school after a break you just want to be back on break and weekends are nice :D
It's even better because I have already done most of my homework ;)
To the Poem!

So this week I wanted to do a really fun poem since school has started again, it is always nice to read something funny (even though this poem is sad if you think about it).

A Strange Wild Song
     By: Lewis Carroll 

He thought he saw an Elephant,
That practised on a fife:
He looked again, and found it was
A letter from his wife.
'At length I realise,' he said,
The bitterness of Life!'

He thought he saw a Buffalo
Upon the chimney-piece:
He looked again, and found it was
His Sister's Husband's Niece.
'Unless you leave this house,' he said,
"I'll send for the Police!'

He thought he saw a Rattlesnake
That questioned him in Greek:
He looked again, and found it was
The Middle of Next Week.
'The one thing I regret,' he said,
'Is that it cannot speak!'

He thought he saw a Banker's Clerk
Descending from the bus:
He looked again, and found it was
A Hippopotamus .
'If this should stay to dine,' he said,
'There won't be much for us!'

He thought he saw a Kangaroo
That worked a coffee-mill: 
He looked again, and found it was
A Vegetable-Pill.
'Were I to swallow this,' he said,
'I should be very ill!'

He thought he saw a Coach-and-Four
That stood beside his bed:
He looked again, and found it was
A Bear without a Head.
'Poor thing,' he said, 'poor silly thing!
It's waiting to be fed!'

He thought he saw an Albatross
That fluttered round the lamp:
He looked again, and found it was
A Penny-Postage Stamp.
'You'd best be getting home,' he said:
'The nights are very damp!'

He thought he saw a Garden-Door
That opened with a key:
He looked again, and found it was
A Double Rule of Three:
'And all its mystery,' he said,
'Is clear as day to me!'

He thought he saw a Argument
That proved he was the Pope:
He looked again, and found it was
A Bar of Mottled Soap.
'A fact so dread,' he faintly said,
'Extinguishes all hope!'

Well I hope you enjoyed the poem, it is quite amusing.
Have a wonderful weekend! I am off to read Eragon :D

Monday, January 7, 2013

Book Review: The Madman's Daughter

By: Megan Shepherd
Pages: 432
Publish Date: January 29, 2013

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London—working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all no one ever proved the rumors about her father's gruesome experiments. But when she learns he is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations are true.

Accompanied by her father's handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edward—both of whom she is deeply drawn to—Juliet travels to the island, only to discover the depths of her father's madness: He has experimented on animals so that they resemble, speak, and behave as humans. And worse, one of the creatures has turned violent and is killing the island's inhabitants. Torn between horror and scientific curiosity, Juliet knows she must end her father's dangerous experiments and escape her jungle prison before it's too late. Yet as the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father's genius—and madness—in her own blood.

Rating: 5

Review: I discovered  This is a hidden gem. Well I don't know how hidden it is, it seems well known even though it hasn't been released yet. I would give this more than five stars if I could, I enjoyed it so much.

I am not sure I would have read this book, it I didn't get an ARC. Oh but I would have missed out. This book was thrilling. It didn't scare me, it was disturbing and creepy but it didn't scare me. This isn't the typical book I would read, but I would have missed out

Juliet Moreau, has had a difficult life. Her father, Dr. Moreau, left her and her mother when she was ten because of a scandal. Her mother died when she was fourteen. She had to work hard to pay rent and survive. From the beginning you see how difficult her life is. Even though her life is hard, I'm not not sure I say I took pity on her. She was brave and strong and can take care of herself. She is fired from her cleaning job at King's College. She finds Montgomery, her fathers' assistance. She goes with him in hopes to see the father that left her. Along the way They find a castaway named Edward.

Now, from the summary, you hear a love triangle, right? Even if you hate or even detest love triangles, don't overlook this book. It has so much else to offer. The plot balances the love triangle. Most love triangles are irritating, weak, and can be boring. Well done Megan!  *applauds* This is none of those things! The plot and the romance give each other fuel and propel each other foreword. So there is Edward and Montgomery. They both have great things and bad things about them. Neither one is too perfect. They're flawed, perfect guys are irritating  but they weren't irritating at all. If you not to know where I stand, Team Montgomery!

The best part of the The Madman's Daughter was, most definitely  the plot. It was deep and complex. The twists and turns, always kept me guessing. I never considered it boring, always interesting. The were all complex and unexpected. It had great pacing. Even while Juliet was on the boat it wasn't dull. I kept turning the pages faster and faster until the end.

Then the Cliff-hanger!!! NO!!! I died when I read the ending. I was not expecting a cliff-hanger like that. I was screaming at the ending. Just thinking that the next book doesn't come out for a year is killing me. I am slowly dying thinking about how long that is. You will screaming "NO" and asking "WHY". 

This was a gem of a read, it completely took me by surprise, I would definitely recommend it!


Random Thoughts: Book Depression

Well I have been thinking, it has been quite a long time since I did a Random Thoughts post, so thought it would be fun to do one.

I don't think book depression is a real term but it is to me and since I am going threw it thought I would talk about it.

Book Depression: When a person finishes a book with a cliff-hanger but they can't get the next book or when a book has bad or sad ending, or when a series you love ends and you have to say goodbye to it.

When I go threw these I really just either want to sit alone and think to myself or possibly scream, it depends on the book. Well I don't believe I'm the only person who feels this way when they finish a book. 

Seriously whenever I go threw this I never feel like starting a new book or writing a review right away because I feel that would mean I would have to say goodbye to the book and that can be hard. Well I get over it but it usually takes a day and even once I started a new book, I keep thinking about the last one. Anyone else feel this way recently? 

Well I am not sure there is a lot of point to this post I'm just in a book depression.

Even though I am in a book depression I will write the Madman's Daughter Review now and have it posted soon.

Well tomorrow I have to go back to school and break ends, I will try have fun with my last few hours of freedom before school starts again.

Have a great day.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Poetry Corner #7

Well it has been a very long time since I did a poetry post. I will try to post a poem at least every other week but hopefully weekly.

I had to memorize this poem for a recitation and I really liked it so here it is.

As I grew Older
     By: Langston Hughes

It was a long time ago.
I have almost forgotten my dream.
But it was there then,
In front of me,
Bright like a sun--
My dream.
And then the wall rose,
Rose slowly,
Between me and my dream.
Rose until it touched the sky--
The wall.
I am black.
I lie down in the shadow.
No longer the light of my dream before me,
Above me.
Only the thick wall.
Only the shadow.
My hands!
My dark hands!
Break through the wall!
Find my dream!
Help me to shatter this darkness,
To smash this night,
To break this shadow
Into a thousand lights of sun,
Into a thousand whirling dreams
Of sun! 

Hope you enjoyed the poem!

Book Review: Dash and Lily's Book of Dares

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
By: Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Pages: 260
Published: October 26, 2010

Summary: “I've left some clues for you.
If you want them, turn the page.
If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.”

So begins the latest whirlwind romance from the best-selling authors of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favourite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?

Rating: 5

Review:First two thoughts:

Well Now that I have made this clear, I can get to the real review.

The book starts when Lily (Shrilly) hides a red notebook at the Strand, a bookstore in New York City, over Christmas break because she has nothing to do. A boy name Dash finds the book and they continue to write to each other and give each other dares. Since they have never met they have ideas about the other one but doesn't really know each other.

Well can I just say that this is the cutest book that is not a manga that I have read in a long time. Oh my cuteness!!

Once they meet, it is really nice. I get that since now they know each other, there isn't really a point in having the notebook to pass back and forth, but still why did the book have to end. I mean it ended but I want to know what ends up happening! I love Dash and Lily and I have no way of knowing what happens!

Well Dash is sweet and is good with words. He wants an Oxford English Dictionary (OED) that he earns by himself and I am thinking, oh my gosh he is so cool. I don't even know if I know a guy that knows what the OED is. Lily is nice and wonderful. She isn't afraid of being herself. She likes surprises and is very creative when it comes to cooking. I love them both SO much! 

Why did it have to end!!!

Well I don't know how much of that was an actually review and how much was just rambeling so I just say GO READ IT!!!
Have a wonderful Saturday!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Book Review: The Diviners

By: Libba Bray
Pages: 592
Published: September 18, 2012

Summary: Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her boring hometown and shipped off to the bustleing streets of New York City--and  she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It's 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, the Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult.

Evie worries he'll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has brought her trouble so far. But when the police find a murdered girl with a cryptic symbol and Will is call to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer.

As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfold in the city that never sleeps. A young man name Memphis is caught between two worlds. A chorus girl named Theta is running from her past. A student named Jericho hides a shocking secret. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened...

Rating: 4

Review: I have am having lots of love for this book right now. This book took me much longer to read than usual, because of the length. Even though it was long it was so wonderful. I am thrilled there will be a sequel!

I just want to say how much I love this cover! Well first there is the jacket for the hard cover, which is pos-i-tute-ly superb! There is the eye and then in the blue area is a picture of New York City. On the actual book for the hard cover, is just as lovely. Well for some reason I can't put a picture up but it is amazing if you see the book check it out because love it!

This book is wonderful! The writing. The characters. The setting. The plot. Usually when I here a book historical fiction or at least has some history and it is supposed to be a bit spooky, I wouldn't always read it. I bought this and felt daring. Though this book isn't the type I would usually read, it blew me away! Everything about this is incredible, except the length but the book. The book wouldn't be this good unless she explained everything. It has so much depth in the the characters, the plot, everything. 

I have not read any of Libba Bray other books, so I can't compare them but this one is incredible! 

First I'll do the writing. The writing was pos-i-tute-ly perfect for the 1920's. It wasn't modern writing or really old writing trying to be the 1920's it was the 1920's.Some people might have found the 1920's speach irritating, but I thought it was charming. It fit the characters. It was so lush and descriptive. She added things that I would never think about adding but it is things like that, that make the story great! It isn't a novel you can just categorise. It falls under so many different topics. It is historical fiction, supernatural, murder mystery, and a bit of romance. It is things like this that make this book wonderful. 

Next the characters. The characters are Evie, Uncle Will, Jericho, Sam, Mabel, Theta, and Memphis. They are all so different and complex. It isn't one story line that all the characters share. They each have there own problem's, and ways to react to them. Evie was so naive in the beginning, but she grew throughout the book. She learned things and seemed insane at times even though she was completely sane. She was daring and brave. She was willing to help find the murderer and go to some spooky places. She was even willing to go to the library and she hates the library.

Her relationships between her and the other characters were so fascinating. There is Evie and her Uncle Will, who she calls Unc. They are very different but they work together and it started out rocky like she was working with someone she didn't like but it became a strong bond and they cared for each other. Then there is the relationship between her and Jericho which changes throughout the book. It was quite awkward at times. Her relationship between Sam is the funniest. They are always ridiculing each other and joking even though they seem serious, what they say is hilarious. Well those are some of her relationships with the other character, they change so much throughout the book. My favourite character was probably Jericho. He was smart and tall and mysterious. He has own secrets. 

Evie is from Ohio, but she is shipped to New York City by her parents because she caused trouble in Ohio and they need time to sort out the problems. She was thrilled to go to New York, where she could stay out late, be whoever she wants and get very drunk. I love New York so naturally I was very excited that this took place in New York. Then there are the places they go and the problem's they encounter. It all fits into place perfectly.

I think I have describe the plot from describing everything else so there is the murderer left to talk about. It was so fascinating following Evie, Unc, Jericho, and Sam all working together to figure out who the killer is. Too any logical person the murderer they suspect wouldn't seem real, but in fact it is completely logical. The suthor explains everything and makes it logical.

Well that was a rather long review. It was a great read, I definitely suggest reading it!

Well have a great day!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013 Year of More Great Books

Well it is now 2013 and that means another year of discovering more great books!

Here are some books that I didn't get to in 2012 that I hope to read in 2013!

Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)   Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1)   Breathe (Breathe, #1)   City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)   Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, #1)   Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1)   Life of Pi   Looking for Alaska
Ok so those are some of the book and series and I really hope to read this year! 

Book Releases that I am really really looking foreword too!
Requiem (Delirium, #3)   Pulse (Pulse, #1)   MILA 2.0 (MILA 2.0, #1)   Prophecy (The Dragon King Chronicles, #1)   City of a Thousand Dolls   Mind Games (Mind Games, #1)
Ok I am looking foreword to all these books and they all sound amazing!
So Tell me what are you hoping to read and what releases are you excited for in 2013?