Tuesday, March 31, 2015

waiting wednesday





Laia is a slave.
Elias is a soldier.
Neither is free.

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.

It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.

But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.

There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.
Release   April  28  , 2015   
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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Book review Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Everneath (Everneath, #1)Everneath by Brodi Ashton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath. Now she’s returned—to her old life, her family, her boyfriend—before she’s banished back to the underworld . . . this time forever. She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can’t find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.

Nikki longs to spend these precious months forgetting the Everneath and trying to reconnect with her boyfriend, Jack, the person most devastated by her disappearance—and the one person she loves more than anything. But there’s just one problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who enticed her to the Everneath in the first place, has followed Nikki home. Cole wants to take over the throne in the underworld and is convinced Nikki is the key to making it happen. And he’ll do whatever it takes to bring her back, this time as his queen.

As Nikki’s time on the Surface draws to a close and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she is forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole’s queen.


Nikki Bennett went to Everneath six months ago and and it felt like one hundred years Nikki escapes but the shade is after her she has six months to say goodbye to her family and to Jack her boyfriend who she left . Cole the everling she spent all that time with wants to make her his queen she would be immortal and wouldn't have to go to the tunnels but she refuses to feed off people . What I loved about this book was the mythology the story itself was so engrossing I liked Cole yes I love my bad boy characters . I felt for Jack I wasn't a fan of him at first but as the book went on I just wanted him to be happy. He went though allot when Nikki was gone . Nikki is trying to make her amends trying to keep Jack at a distance but he wants to know what happened . Cole is causing trouble bothering Nikki trying to convince her to be his queen . Her dad wants her work at the soup kitchen where she meets Mary a strange old woman talking about the sisters of Persephone . When Nikki goes to the dance cole's band was playing and they started to affect people's emotions and Nikki was in the paper . Nikki goes to jack and explains where she went her mark is getting bigger after she leaves jack that night Cole shows up in his Neal disguise Nikki explains about Cole that he can change his look . Nikki and Jack go to work at the soup kitchen and Mary is there Mary asks if Jack has forgiven Nikki which I thought was a weird connection until things started to connect Mary is Meredith a girl who was dating Maxwell .when she went to Everneeth she aged but Nikki didn't because she had jack always thinking of her . When Mary was taken by the tunnels she told her about the bracelet so they looked at it and it had hieroglyphics on it they asked there teacher and a professor at a local college told them about it they were going for cole's heart . And it was all set out destroy the guitar but it didn't work he had the pick and the tunnels were for her but then jack goes in her place I was sobbing she can see jack in her dreams and she plans to get him back I loved this on I can't want to know what happens next .
Favorite quotes
Sometimes , when something hurts us , our hearts break a little- in a slightly more ... literal way than for humans . our pain sort of spills out and onto anyone around us . We call it a cracked heart .
page 191

Look , Nik , I know you don't like public scrutiny lately . If you stand off to the side , all moped and such , without a date , you'll stick out like a nun at a strip club. He leaned in . Trust me , I've seen one . A nun at a strip club , that is . Everyone was staring at her .
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Waiting Wednesday

It’s all Ryden’s fault. If he hadn’t gotten Meg pregnant, she would have never stopped her chemo treatments and would still be alive. Instead, he’s failing fatherhood one dirty diaper at a time. And it’s not like he’s had time to grieve while struggling to care for their infant daughter, start his senior year, and earn the soccer scholarship he needs to go to college.

The one person who makes Ryden feel like his old self is Joni. She’s fun and energetic—and doesn’t know he has a baby. But the more time they spend together, the harder it becomes to keep his two worlds separate. Finding one of Meg’s journals only stirs up old emotions, and Ryden’s convinced Meg left other notebooks for him to find, some message to help his new life make sense. But how is he going to have a future if he can’t let go of the past?

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August   4  ,  2015
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

waiting wednesday

Some girls will always have your back, and some girls can't help but stab you in it.

Junior year, the suburbs of Philadelphia. Alex, Mollie and Veronica are those girls: they're the best of friends and the party girls of the school. But how well does everybody know them--and really, how well do they know one another? Alex is secretly in love with the boy next door and has joined a band--without telling anyone. Mollie suffers from a popular (and possibly sociopathic) boyfriend, as well as a serious mean streak. And Veronica just wants to be loved--literally, figuratively, physically....she's not particular. Will this be the year that bonds them forever....or tears them apart for good? 

Lauren Saft masterfully conveys what goes on in the mind of a teenage girl, and her debut novel is raw, honest, hilarious, and thought-provoking, with a healthy dose of heart.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Book review Hera : The Goddess and her Glory by George O'Connor

Hera: The Goddess and her Glory (Olympians, #3)Hera: The Goddess and her Glory by George O'Connor
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hera: The Goddess and her Glory by George O'ConnorMy rating: 4 of 5 starsThe story of Hera, Queen of the Gods, and the heroes who won her favor.Volume 3 of Olympians, Hera: The Goddess and Her Glory, introduces readers to the Queen of the Gods and Goddesses in the Pantheon. This volume tells the tales of the many heroes who sought and won Hera’s patronage, most notably Hercules.In Olympians, O’Connor draws from primary documents to reconstruct and retell classic Greek myths. But these stories aren’t sedate, scholarly works. They’re action-packed, fast-paced, high-drama adventures with monsters, romance, and not a few huge explosions. O’Connor’s vibrant, kinetic art brings ancient tales to undeniable life, in a perfect fusion of super-hero aesthetics and ancient Greek mythology. March 15-16Review- This one was a really good one Hera isn't my favorite goddess she is a little crazy but I did like the story of Hercules it was an interesting story I'm going to pick up the next two at the library . View all my reviews

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Book review- Athena Grey-Eyed Goddess by George O'connor

Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess (Olympians, #2)Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess by George O'Connor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Summary -  Boom! Pow! Crash!

Greek Gods as you’ve never seen them before!

The strong, larger-than-life heroes of the Olympians can summon lightning, control the sea, turn invisible, or transform themselves into any animal they choose. Superheroes? No! Greek gods. The ancient pantheon comes to explosive life in this new series where myth meets comic books. Epic battles, daring quests, and terrible monsters await readers within the pages of these books.

Volume 2, Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess, is the tale of the goddess of wisdom and war, recounting her many adventures

 Review - I loved this one so far this one is my favorite I love Athena's story she is the god of wisdom and of course the art is amazing in these graphic novels I also loved that there were other stories than Athena like Medusa and Perseus.

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Book review- Zeus king of the gods by George O'Connor

Zeus: King of the GodsZeus: King of the Gods by George O'Connor
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book review Zeus by george o'connor March 14-15Summary- George O'Connor is a Greek mythology buff and a classic superhero comics fan, and he's out to remind us how much our pantheon of superheroes (Superman, Batman, the X-Men, etc) owes to mankind's ORIGINAL superheroes: the Greek pantheon. In OLYMPIANS, O'Connor draws from primary documents to reconstruct and retell classic Greek myths. But these stories aren't sedate, scholarly works. They're action-packed, fast-paced, high-drama adventures, with monsters, romance, and not a few huge explosions. O'Connor's vibrant, kinetic art brings ancient tales to undeniable life, in a perfect fusion of super-hero aesthetics and ancient Greek mythology.Volume 1 of OLYMPIANS, ZEUS: King OF THE GODS, introduces readers to the ruler of the Olympian Pantheon, telling his story from his boyhood to his ascendance to supreme power. Review-I loved this graphic novel I loved the story of Zeus in graphic form the art was amazing I would check out this. I loved seeing story of Zeus and kronos it was fun reading this I love reading about Greek gods . I was hooked reading this

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

waiting wednesday

The video stores are dying. But most of you don’t care. You’ve got your Netflix and your Redbox and your DVR, so why deal with VHS tapes or scratched DVDs? Why deal with the grumpy guy at the worn-down independent video store?

Well that grumpy guy is Waring Wax, and he’s usually too drunk to worry about his declining business at Star Video, let alone his quickly evolving extinction in popular culture. But everything changes in his small college town when a bright and shiny Blockbuster Video opens nearby: Clearly, this means war.
So, Waring enlists the help of his two reluctant employees, wildly sexy Alaura and desperate virgin Jeff—who are almost as nuts as he is—to hatch a series of wild schemes to save their little store and fight against the corporate invaders. Together, these three misfits try to save Star Video while confronting, among other things, Waring’s self-destructive tendencies, a life training cult, corporate bicycle gangs, and a Hollywood director who constantly sees the ghost of Alfred Hitchcock while in town shooting his latest film.

The Last Days of Video is a hilarious elegy for a bygone era, a quirky and charming story of redemption for a group of

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 as   someone who  lived in the  era of  VHS   I can't wait to read this  
released on March  17

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Book review - Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Yes PleaseYes Please by Amy Poehler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

March 1-8
Summary  Amy Poehler is hosting a dinner party and you're invited! Welcome to the audiobook edition of Amy Poehler's Yes Please. The guest list is star-studded with vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and even Amy's parents—Yes Please is the ultimate audiobook extravaganza.

Also included? A one night only live performance at Poehler's Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Hear Amy read a chapter live in front of a young and attractive Los Angeles audience.

While listening to Yes Please, you'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll become convinced that your phone is trying to kill you. Don't miss this collection of stories, thoughts, ideas, lists, and haikus from the mind of one of our most beloved entertainers. Offering Amy's thoughts on everything from her "too safe" childhood outside of Boston to her early days in New York City, her ideas about Hollywood and "the biz," the demon that looks back at all of us in the mirror, and her joy at being told she has a "face for wigs"—Yes Please is chock-full of words, and wisdom, to live by.

Review -  I loved this book I laughed  and was amazed   I loved how this book could  be  funny at times but   heartwarming  with messages  that I will fallow like  your inner demon   the  scene  that made me laugh  the  hardest  is  when Amy   called  a guy   who pushed  her an  asshole   read this book in audio book format  it's better that way   I recommend   everyone who is  a fan of her show  and her   to  read this  .

Favorite  quote
“I think we should stop asking people in their twenties what they “want to do” and start asking them what they don’t want to do.”

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Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Waiting Wednesday

  Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met

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Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Waiting Wednesday

  If you could read my mind, you wouldn't be smiling.

Samantha McAllister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. But hidden beneath the straightened hair and expertly applied makeup is a secret that her friends would never understand: Sam has Purely-Obsessional OCD and is consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can't turn off. 

Second-guessing every move, thought, and word makes daily life a struggle, and it doesn't help that her lifelong friends will turn toxic at the first sign of a wrong outfit, wrong lunch, or wrong crush. Yet Sam knows she'd be truly crazy to leave the protection of the most popular girls in school. So when Sam meets Caroline, she has to keep her new friend with a refreshing sense of humor and no style a secret, right up there with Sam's weekly visits to her psychiatrist.

Caroline introduces Sam to Poet's Corner, a hidden room and a tight-knit group of misfits who have been ignored by the school at large. Sam is drawn to them immediately, especially a guitar-playing guy with a talent for verse, and starts to discover a whole new side of herself. Slowly, she begins to feel more "normal" than she ever has as part of the popular crowd . . . until she finds a new reason to question her sanity and all she holds dear.

Release  Date  June  16,   2015  

I  Really  want to read this when  it  comes out  

Monday, March 02, 2015

Book review- The Fiery Heart by RIchelle Mead

The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines, #4)The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets - and human lives.

In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her. . . .

But the struggle isn't over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there's still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure — and re-education — looms larger than ever.

Pulses will race throughout this smoldering fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where no secret is safe.


February 1- March 2

I loved this book so this book is told in both Sydney and Adrian's point of view and I loved it that way but I was also afraid something big was going to happen and well it does I think this one is my favorite of them probably cause of the relationship with Sydney and Adrian . So Sydney's sister Zoe is mostly like her father and I hate her there parents are getting a divorce wow shock there her father is trying to get a case against the mother saying she cheated on him what a jerk only because she wants Zoe to have a normal childhood . Sydney and Adrian have these love phones I was so afraid that something was going to happen with these phones at any minute and when they had the dinner with the father zoe just kept going on and on about well Sydney is always doing them favors I'm like Zoe shut up . Adrian had to go a visit this vampire that just got turned back from being strigoi adrian got her blood out cause they want to make sure no one gets to be a strigoi that way . Adrian and Sydney both go up to court with Neil Sydney almost get's attacked by these asshole guys who want to dabble her which is mostly blood rape Adrian comes and saves her and beats one over the head with a tree branch cause of the whole spirit thing he's cut out from spirit. They also tested this whole anti- striogi tattoo on Neil lets hope it works . when there car crashes and there close to freezing Sydney uses her magic for a fire they end up staying at a bed and breakfast and Sydney and Adrian finally have sex they end up being stuck there for three days I just wanted them both to be happy and rid of the evil alchemist. So they have to try this tatoo on someone and Sydney asks trey he wants to get back to Angeline anyway so Mrs. T boyfriend Wolf you know the guy with the dogs and helped Sydney and Adrian with self defense he's the guy doing the tattoo he also has one eye which freaks out Trey . When they do it the second time Sydney has to do it and she sees if trey can be mind controlled and he can't I just don't understand why she didn't do it to herself . So Neil wants to go hunt down these strigoi with Sydney you know cause she can use fire and I was just hoping this would work so they take Eddie . And the strigoi is older than they thought and then the guy bit Neil but he said he tasted bad so it does work and then Angeline and trey are there and Jill is also there the strigoi is dead and Eddie is yelling at Jill and then she kisses him awww . So I knew something bad was going to happen but when Adrian was waiting with Marcus and he also lost the Love phone I was like oh no something is going down and it did the alchemist took her and Adrian can't get to her cause there is is block I can't wait to know what happens in silver shadows .

Favorite Quotes-

Relax, having kids is years away. But can you imagine? Your brains, my charm, our collective good looks... then add in the usual physical abilities dhampirs get.

It's really not even fair to everyone else.”

Rowena Clark and I had met on the first day of our mixed media class. I’d sat down at her table and said, “Mind if I join you? Figure the best way to learn about art is to sit with a masterpiece.” Maybe I was in love, but I was still Adrian Ivashkov.

Rowena had fixed me with a flat look. “Let’s get one thing straight. I can see through crap a mile away, and I like girls, not guys, so if you can’t handle me telling you what’s what, then you’d better take your one-liners and hair gel somewhere else. I don’t go to this school to put up with pretty boys like you. I’m here to face dubious employment options with a painting degree and then go get a Guinness after class.”

I’d scooted my chair closer to the table. “You and I are going to get along just fine.”

What's up?" Christian asked. "Need some hairstyling tips?"
"Tips you stole from me? No thanks. But I hear you've got a really good bacon meatloaf recipe."
It was worth it then and there to see his complete and total surprise.
"Since when do you cook?" he finally managed to stammer.
"Oh, you know. I'm a Renaissance man. I do it all. Send it if you've got it, and I'll give it a try. I'll let you know if I make any improvements."
His smirk returned. "Are you trying to impress a girl?"
"With cooking?" I pointed at my face. "This is all it takes, Ozera.”

Then why are you crying?”
“Because of you!” I beat my fists on his chest. “Because I love you, and I don’t know what to do! I can solve almost any problem, but I can’t solve this. I don’t know how to deal with that. And I’m afraid! Afraid for you! Do you know what it’d do to me if something happens to you?” I stopped hitting him and clasped my hands over my own chest, as though there was a danger my heart might fall out. “This! This would break. Shatter. Crumble. Crumble until it was dust.” I dropped my hands. “Blown away on the wind until there was nothing left.”

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