Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My TBR Pile March

On my March To Be Read Pile:

Cinder by Marissa Meyer
The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg
Fallen by Lauren Kate
The Forever Girl by Rebecca Hamilton
Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Legend by Marie Lu
Starters by Lissa Price
Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz
Loving Emily by Anne Pfeffer
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

What's on your TBR pile for March?

Saturday, February 25, 2012

On My Wishlist (#3)

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where we list all the books we desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming.

For my choice this week I'd like to wish for Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver, it's on the list but I'm sure I'll be getting this one soon!

Happy Reading!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

On My Wishlist (#2)

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where we list all the books we desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. 

For my choice this week I'd like to wish for Cinder by Marissa Meyer.  I've only heard amazing things about this book so this is the book I'm wishing for this week. :)

Happy Reading Y'all!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Review: New Girl by Paige Harbison {Contains Spoilers}

Thank you and Harlequin Teen publishers for allowing me to review an ARC copy of New Girl by Paige Harbison in exchange for my honest review.

Welcome to Maderley Academy
I hadn't wanted to go, but my parents were so excited.... So here I am, the new girl at Manderley, a true fish out of water. But mine's not the name on everyone's lips. Oh, no.
It's Becca Normandy they can't stop talking about. Perfect, beautiful Becca. She went missing at the end of last year, leaving a spot open at Manderley—the spot that I got. And everyone acts like it's my fault that infallible, beloved Becca is gone and has been replaced by not perfect, completely fallible, unknown Me.
Then, there's the name on my lips—Max Holloway. Becca's ex. The one boy I should avoid, but can't. Thing is, it seems like he wants me, too. But the memory of Becca is always between us. And as much as I'm starting to like it at Manderley, I can't help but think she's out there, somewhere, watching me take her place.
Waiting to take it back. (Synopsis taken from

My Review: C+

This book was tough for me. I enjoyed the writing style and it kept my attention, however I had so many questions when I was done with this book.  It left me frustrated.

I enjoyed the concept of the book. That really kept me going. I had to find out what happened to Becca Normandy.  The drama in it was great and the paranormal aspect was interesting, it just wasn't enough for me.

I am big on characters and character development so this is probably why this book frustrated me so much.  Dana, the new girl is basically a punching bag. She has no depth to her and the supporting characters are all shallow and easily persuaded by a teenage girl, all of them.  It just seems so unlikely.

Becca, I think she frustrated me the most because immediately arriving at Manderly she sleeps with some random guy. This just doesn't make sense. I realize teenagers have sex and drink but the way it is portrayed in this book means the teachers at Manderly Academy are idiots. It was almost like it was thrown in their to make it more "life like"? Her relationship with Max doesn't make sense to me either. I just don't understand how one teenage girl who is so mean can turn a whole school on the "new girl". I just didn't get it.

Another frustration was the relationship between Dana and Max. It too felt forced and underdeveloped.  

I don't think this book was bad, I just think it wasn't for me. It did keep my attention and I read it in 2 sittings I was just left with so many unanswered questions.

Adult content - graphic sexual situations, drug use, cursing, and rape.

Happy Reading!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

On My Wishlist (#1)

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where we list all the books we desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming.

This week on my wish list is Divergent by Veronica Roth.  I know, I know. You can hardly believe that I haven't read it but I haven't and I want to! :) It sounds amazing and everyone absolutely loves it.  What's on your wish list this week?

Happy Reading Y'all!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Lindsay the Book Vlogger Giveaway!

I absolutely love Lindsay the Book Vlogger, her blog but especially her youtube vlog channel. She puts so much in to her amazing videos that I am always so excited when I see that she's uploaded a new video.  Not that her channel isn't awesome but she is too! She's giving away a copy of Eve by Anna Carey, I know right!  You need to go here and enter.  It's super easy, it's raffelcopter and she has so many ways to enter. She even has a video response which I think I'm going to have to take her up on!

Anyways I hope y'all will enter and best of luck to you all!

Happy Reading!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Review: Existence by Abbi Glines

What happens when you're stalked by Death? You fall in love with him, of course.

Pagan Moore doesn't cheat Death, but instead, falls in love with him.

Seventeen year old Pagan Moore has seen souls her entire life. Once she realized the strangers she often saw walking through walls were not visible to anyone else, she started ignoring them. If she didn't let them know she could see them, then they left her alone. Until she stepped out of her car the first day of school and saw an incredibly sexy guy lounging on a picnic table, watching her with an amused smirk on his face. Problem is, she knows he's dead.

Not only does he not go away when she ignores him, but he does something none of the others have ever done. He speaks. Pagan is fascinated by the soul. What she doesn't realize is that her appointed time to die is drawing near and the wickedly beautiful soul she is falling in love with is not a soul at all.

He is Death and he's about to break all the rules. (Synopsis taken from

My Review: A+

Why oh why had I not read this sooner?  Abbi Glines is proving with each book what a wonderful storyteller she is. I read this book in one sitting and actually had to order Chinese food for supper because I couldn't put my kindle down. It was just so good!

Pagan isn't your normal 17 year old high school student, she sees dead people!  I loved this character, she was likeable and fun. She had depth and was interesting which can be rare in YA books. She also hasn't been interested in boy's so when the popular quarterback Lief takes an interest in her, she finds out that there is more to him than she realized, and boy is there!

Pagan has always been able to see souls that are wandering but when the unbelievably sexy blue-eyed dark haired Dank actually speaks to her, he catches her attention.  She's so drawn to him and the romance that they have is hot and steamy!
This book was a roller coaster that I just didn't want to get off of. I read it in one sitting and just devoured it. Abbli Glines has created a cast of characters that are lovable and a storyline that I can't wait to find out what happens next.

If you have not read this book or any other of Abbi Glines books you're seriously missing out. She creates amazing and lovable characters and a rich story for them to be a part of.  Abbi Glines you rock my world with your amazing books and I just cannot wait for the next one!

Happy Reading!
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