I must say that I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a book. --Groucho Marx

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Almost Final Curtain Review

      Almost Final Curtain
     Tate Hallaway
     Vampire Princess of St. Paul Book Two
     Young Adult
     Publisher: NAL Trade
     ISBN: 978-0-45123-311-0
     May 3, 2011
     Overall Rating: 4/5 stars 

Ever since Anastasija Parker found out she was a vampire princess, her life has been crazier than normal.  No longer just a witch trying to past her Initiation, as they say been there failed that. Now she’s the half-vampire- half-witch trying to find a small amount of balance between the two sides of her life that want to kill each other. There’s nothing more Ana wants than to be normal and trying out for the spring musical seems like the perfectly normal thing to do. Thought that’s about the only normal thing going on in her life right about now. Ana has a lot of her plate this time around she’s still trying to figure out how to be both vampire and witch (who are mortal enemies by the way), she’s a little sure how to handle her things with her sometimes, maybe boyfriend Nikolai (Nik) Kirov, vampire hunter in training, and rock star. Then there’s Elisa Constantine, her vampire knight fiancée. And if that wasn’t enough to deal with someone has stolen the ancient talisman that stands between vampire freedom and slavery to witches it up to Ana to find it. No one knows what happen to Ana if someone uses it to make the vampires, slaves to the witches once more.

This book pick up where the last left off, Ana is still unsure about a lot of things but she knows that she doesn’t want to be a slave to anyone. If there was a word between love and like I would totally in it with this book. Ms. Hallaway captures Ana and her world perfectly making the reader feel like their apart it and not just on the outside looking in. I could everything and all of the character in my head. Hallaway makes Ana so easy to relate to, even though most people can’t claim to be half vampire half witch (who knows what’s out there) we can understand on some level how Ana is feeling. I find that Ana to be unsure and misunderstood, I don’t think out of all of the character in the book no ones tries to see things from Ana’s point of view. No one realizes how hard things are for her and how well she’s handling things. I like that Ana is trying to learn more about herself from people on both sides. This was a really good book and a must read for anyone, who loves great reads.

This book will out May 3 so pre-order you copy.
{Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book enable my review. All opinions presented here are my own.} 

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bandits Review

     Bandits
    L.M. Preston
    Reading Level: Young Adult
    Publisher: Phenomenal One Press
    ISBN-13: 978-0-98419-893-1
    June 1, 2011
    Overall Rating: 5/5 stars 

Daniel lives on the planet Merwin with his father and younger brother Nickel. Life as a Zukar, a mercenary and thief is the life Daniel has ever wanted, the only one he’s ever known. Things are going really good for him that was until his father got himself killed. Now Daniel faces one crisis after another, first making sure his brother, runaway cousin Faulk, and himself are out of the house before the killer comes back to finish them off. Now Daniel must find out who the killer is and right that terrible wrong, and get to his father’s treasure before they do.
Easy right?
Heck no because nothing is ever as it seem and no treasure has ever been bigger. Daniel turns to the aid of his best friend Gabe but Gabe isn’t around unfortunately for Daniel, Gabe’s beautiful, off limit, younger sister Jade is and she is determined to help. As the four of them set off one crazy and dangerous treasure hunt they soon learn that it is no longer a matter of life and death for them but also a fight to save their planet from being destroyed. Can Daniel save the people he loves, find his father’s killer, save the planet, and fall in love without ending up dead?

Honestly this book was better than I thought it would be, don’t get it me wrong I thought it would be good or maybe average but was pleasantly surprised when I found myself in love with it. Right from the start this book was filled with none stop action and was jam-packed with adventure. This book had me fighting sleep so I could stay up and finish it faster. A constant page turner that didn’t let up. I enjoyed everything about this book. It had something in it for everyone, adventure, treasure hunting, evil sea monsters, other worldly planets, pirates, aliens, some humor, and just the right splash of romance. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a great book.

                                  This book will be out June 1, so pre-order your copy.

{Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book enable my review. All opinions presented here are my own.} 

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Banished Review

     Banished by Jen Wylie
Tales of Ever Book One
(Short Story)

Publisher: Echelon Press


                          I gave this story 5/5 stars

Misha is normal girl with a pretty normal life that is until she learns that she has a powerful, totally cool but scary new power. She can control fire. Misha is glad to know that she isn’t the only one with this power. But then she gets banished to Ever a dangerous realm where deadly creatures and unknown people live. Helpfully having the power will help Misha survive her first day.
Banished is great start to a new series, just a little background and a lot of questions, makes you count down the days until you can find put more. Misha is a girl I feel like if we ever met we would be fast friends. She’s easy to understand and relate to even if you don’t have powers. Banished is a short story that is totally worth reading. Round of applause, Ms. Wylie, job well done.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Wither Review


         Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Book One in the Chemical Garden Trilogy
           
       Publisher: Simon & Schuster 
       ISBN-10: 1442409053
       ISBN-13: 978-1442409057


I gave this book 4/5 stars

Sixteen year old Rhine Ellery was kidnapped by a group who calls themselves the Gathers; she is forced to be a bride. Rhine lives in a world where there is only North America and life is short, really short girls only live to be twenty while boys live to be twenty-five. Rhine is thrown into a life that she’s never known, a life of privilege and wealth. And even through Rhine has the love and trust of her sister wives Jenna and Cecily; and of her sweet hearted, kind and caring husband Linden, the only thing she truly wants is it to return home to her twin brother Rowan.
Rhine learns the terrifying truths her father-in-law, Housemaster Vaughn and the basement of the house, holds. Now Rhine along with the help a few trusted friends will stop at nothing to leave and return to the world which she belonged.
Wither was a good book. It was full of heartbreak, suspense, romance, courage, mystery and shocking truths. Though I was hoping there would be some kind of fist-fights and terrifying action, it was a good read. The book ended with just the right amount of hint of the unknown to come. I’ll be back looking for the next installment in the page turning trilogy. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Across the Universe giveaway over at The Last Word

check our this awesome interview done over at The Last Word and enter to win Across the Universe by Beth Revis http://bit.ly/eYt50n

Monday, March 14, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

Giveaway

Hey check out the Interview and Giveaway with Carolyn Crane over at My Bookish Ways Blog http://goo.gl/ZpEOY

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I Am Number Four Movie Review

I Am Number Four, Walt Disney Picture staring Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, and Dianna Agron.


                       I gave this movie 5/5 stars

       John isn't like every other guy out there. No he's actually an alien from another planet, a planet that was destroyed when he was a child. Nine children and nine guardians made it off of the planet before it was destroyed. The evil guys that destroyed John's planet won't stop until they kill everyone left, though they can only be killed in order. The group split up to give them a better chance at survival but the first three are dead and John is number four.
      I saw the trailer for the movie a while ago on YouTube so I did a little research and looked up on Google, that was when I found out it was a book. Since I love books so much I ordered it and finished it the same day, I fell in love and I knew I had to see the movie. When I saw the movie the first thing I noticed was they kept it truer to the book than most. The end had me with my eyes wide open the whole time, the battle scene at the school was tough and amazing. I really loved Number Six, I wanted to be her so bad it didn't make any sense.
       This movie is a must see for anyone who love kick ass movies and even badder characters. I suggest you see the movie than read the book. You'll love it.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Giveaway 2

Highborn by Yvonne Navarro


Green-Eyed Demon Review


Green-Eyed Demon
Jaye Wells
Sabina Kane Book Three
Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN-13: 978-0-31603-777-8
Overall Rating: 5/5 


This book picks up where the last one left off, Sabina along with her team, Giguhl; her demonic minion, and her almost Mage lover, Adam, are trying to get back her twin sister Massie, who was kidnapped by their evil vampire grandmother. This book is packed with lots of action, danger and many OMG moments.

In this book we see huge growth in Sabina's character. So far we’ve seen Sabina as cold and uncaring. But who could really blame her after all she was an assassin and was trained not to feel anything. In this latest book Sabina opens up to others and finally herself to care for other people. Sabina and her team come up with a plan to get Massie back but things hardly turn out the way they’re supposed to. When friends become foes and enemies become allies, Sabina finds that she has no clue what’s she doing and that she’s way over her head. There were several unexpected twists and turns that has me wondering what will happen to Sabina and the gang in the next book.

This book had me hooked from page one. It only took me a few hours to finish. I recommend this series to anyone who loves great books with a strong lead character, danger, fights, demons, and a little romance. 

{Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book enable my review. All opinions presented here are my own.}


Giveaway

Now its not my giveaway but its a good one. Check it out

http://www.onceuponatwilight.com/2011/02/book-tour-darkness-becomes-her-grand.html?spref=tw