Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Inheritance




WoW is hosted at Breaking the Spine!

Title: Inheritance
Author: Christopher Paolini
Publisher: Knopf Books
Page Count: 704
Release Date: November 8, 2011

Description: (From GoodReads)

Not so very long ago, Eragon Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider, was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders.
Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can. There will be no second chances.
The Rider and his dragon have come further than anyone dared to hope. But can they topple the evil king and restore justice to Alaga√ęsia? And if so, at what cost?
This is the much-anticipated, astonishing conclusion to the worldwide bestselling Inheritance cycle.

p.s. If you haven't voted on my poll yet, I would love it if you did!

More Pictures from 'The Hobbit'!



I am so excited about this movie! Long live Middle Earth!!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Follow Friday


Q. IN LIGHT OF THE SUMMER SOLSTICE. ALSO KNOWN AS MIDSUMMER...LET'S TALK ABOUT FAIRIES. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FAIRY TALE OR STORY THAT REVOLVES AROUND THE FAE?

A. Unfortunately I haven't read many books with the fae in them, though I have a bunch on my TBR list. Out of the ones I have though I would have to say The Mortal Instruments. I know fairies don't have a huge part in those books, but I love the way the Seelie Court, fairies, and Queen are described.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

New Poll


I have a new poll up! I'd love your guys' opinion: should I start putting book trailers in my reviews or not?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Follow Friday



Q. GENRE WARS! WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE GENRE AND WHICH BOOK IN THAT GENRE MADE IT YOUR FAVORITE?

A. Fantasy I should think. There are so many books that made it my favorite genre that I don't know where to start, but a big one was Harry Potter.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Climbing the Mountain. Literally.



Usually on a Sunday morning I am sound asleep or reading, or watching my cat try to eat my fingers off, or even having my dog burst into my room and start to lick my face - which is kind of gross first thing in the morning. I am not usually, however, getting up at 4 in the morning to get ready to start climbing up an entire mountain by 6:15.

But last Sunday that is what I did, and let me tell you, physically, it was the hardest thing I have done thus far in my life. Of course, climbing Mount Saint Helens today is probably easier than it was before it blew its top off, but the climb up still took me about seven hours.

Two days later and I am still recovering, yesterday I didn't wake up until noon! It was definitely an awesome experience and something to check off my bucket list, but I don't really think that I have a future in mountaineering.

The only mountain that I will be scaling for a while is going to be the ever growing Mount Read Me.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Follow Friday



Q. The magic book fairy pops out of your cereal box and says "you and your favorite character (from a book of course) can switch places!" Who are you going to switch with

A. I would switch with... hmmm that's a hard one, there are a ton that I want to say, but for today I think that I am going with Daine from Tamora Pierce's Immortals Series, because she can talk to animals and shape-shiift!

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday




WoW is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Book: Dark Corners
Author: Liz Schulte (Her Blog)
Release Date: June 30, 2011

Description:

Ella Reynolds is in a dark place. She is losing touch with reality more and more everyday. Ella lives as much in her memories as she does in the present. She often drifts back into her own mind and relives the past as the terror of the present becomes overwhelming. Under constant mental strain from living with the murder of her husband and in a house she hates, Ella must look deeper into her past as well as the present to discover the truth. She knew from the first moment she walked into the old home someone or something was watching her. Waiting. A string of uncanny events takes place and practical explanations run thin. As the past and present come to a head, Ella must decipher who or what the murderer is before it takes her as well.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Review: Where She Went


Hi everyone, I'm back! I know according to the poll that I am supposed to be reading either Between the Shades of Grey or The Throne of Fire, but I stuffed Where She Went into my backpack at the last second and ended up reading it on the long ride. So while I am waiting for my Kindle to charge up for The Shades of Grey, I'll post my review for Where She Went.

Title: Where She Went
Author: Gayle Forman
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Page Count: 208 (hardcover copy)
Rating: 5/5

Description:

It's been three years since the devastating accident . . . three years since Mia walked out of Adam's life forever.
Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Juilliard's rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia's home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future–and each other.

Told from Adam's point of view in the spare, lyrical prose that defined If I Stay, Where She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance.

Review:

I adored this book!!! I love Adam's point of view as him when his band hit the big time and he is struggling with his new life as a famous musician. It is a fantastic sequel and I loved it even more than If I Stay. For Where She Went I liked the present narrative more than the flashbacks, whereas it was the opposite for If I Stay, but the description and emotion in both are amazing. If I hadn't been in a public place when I read the end I would most definitely have cried.

If you liked If I Stay and haven't read Where She Went yet, YOU HAVE TOO! Even if you didn't enjoy If I Stay so much, I would totally recommend you giving this a try. It is rare that sequels are as good as the first book, and even rarer when the sequel surpasses it.

I don't have anything to criticize about this book because it was so amazing, so this review is pretty short, but if you want it in short-short form:

If you haven't read these books, read them. If you haven't read Where She Went but you read If I Stay, read it, even if you didn't like If I Stay!