Wednesday, December 14, 2011

WWW Wednesday (December 14)

WWW Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Should Be Reading. To play along, just answer the following three questions:
  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you'll read next?

My Answers:
What are you currently reading? I am currently reading Ruined by Paula Morris. It's a little slow right now, but then again I'm only on page 28...
What did you recently finish reading? The last book I finished reading was Legend by Marie Lu. So. FREAKING. AMAZING. Go read it. Seriously.
What do you think you'll read next? Next I think I will be reading Gone by Michael Grant. But I've been saying that for a while now. So...

I'd love it if you shared you WWW Wednesday post with me, too!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (December 13)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Should Be Reading. To play along, just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week's teaser:

 
"The names of the first two corpses interred in the vault that terrible August are carved onto the tomb's roll call of the dead. The name of the third corpse is not. Only the men who placed the body inside the tomb know of its existence."
~pg. 2, "Ruined" by Paula Morris 

 
What's your teaser?

Monday, December 12, 2011

Cover Crazy: As Dead As It Gets

Hello, hiatus. I'm really sorry for being so MIA this month. I think it's safe to declare this month as one of few posts. I'm trying to get some posts out, but the most I can do are a few here and there. December is just too busy. At this point I don't think there's a point in posting December's Book Report because a majority of the books in the post already came out. Again, I'm sorry. I'll work on getting some more posts up, but until then, on to Cover Crazy!
 
Cover Crazy is a weekly meme hosted by The Book Worms.

Here is how Cover Crazy works:
  1. Cover Crazy will be posted on Mondays.
  2. Each week I will show a cover that I am completely crazy about.
  3. The point of this meme is to admire the art and beauty of a book’s design, but I will also provide a synopsis along with the title, author, and of course cover picture and what I like about it.
  4. In the comments section below, please feel free to share your thoughts, feelings, inspirations, etc. about the cover (but be respectful about it).
  5. If you decide to start your own Cover Crazy, please give credit to The Book Worms.

My cover this week is:

As Dead As It Gets by Katie Alender

Yay for ghost stories! I absolutely love how creepy this cover is. As the series has gone on, the covers have gotten creepier and creepier. I love the tie in this cover has with the storyline, which is fantastic. If I had to pick something I love most about this cover, I think it would be the yellow roses.

SYNOPSIS VIA GOODREADS

It's been three months since Alexis helplessly witnessed Lydia Small's violent death, and all she wants is for her life to return to normal.
But normal people don’t see decaying bodies haunting photographs. Normal people don’t have to deal with regular intrusions from Lydia’s angry ghost, sometimes escalating to terrifying attacks.
 
At first, it seems that Lydia wants revenge on Alexis alone. But a girl from school disappears one night, and Alexis spots one of Lydia’s signature yellow roses lying on the girl’s dresser the next day. Soon, it becomes clear that several of Alexis’s friends are in danger, and that she's the only person who can save them. But as she tries to intervene, Alexis realizes that her enemy is a much more powerful ghost than she's ever faced before... and that its fate is tied to hers in ways she couldn't possibly imagine.
 
Not even in her worst nightmares.

What are your thoughts on this cover?

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (December 6)

Wow, I'm behind on posts. I have had a lot of homework lately, but I'm trying. With small windows of spare time, I've been working on the Book Report for December. It's almost done, so I should have it up soon... Ignore the fact that it's already December 6. Now, onto Teaser Tuesday!
 
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Should Be Reading. To play along, just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week's teaser:

 
"I have one more block. I can't hold on any longer. I find a dark spot in the alley and collapse. The last thing I see is the silhouette of a girl off in the distance. Maybe she's walking toward me. I curl up and begin to fade away."
~pg. 34, "Legend" by Marie Lu 

 
What's your teaser?

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

YA Sisterhood's Heroine Tourney

Hi, all! I thought I would do something different today. Instead of the usual WWW Wednesday post, I wanted to say something about the:


That's right, after the very successful Crush Tourney over the summer, our favorite heroines are taking the stage. While I'm not an advocate for any of the girls, I will be showing support for my favorite heroines. There are some heroines I haven't yet met, but I suspect this tourney will be even more cut-throat than the Crush Tourney. I mean, look at these awesome competitors and their amazing advocates!


Clary, The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare:  Valerie @ Stuck In Books 
Katniss, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins:  Penelope @ Reading Fever
Tessa, Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare:  Avery @ Avery's Book Nook
Hermione, Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling:  Jen @ Unedited
Tris, Divergent Veronica Roth:  Julie @ My 5 Monkeys
Izzy, The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare:  Amanda @ Letters Inside Out
Rose, Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead:  Jaime and Patricia @ Two Chicks on Books
Meghan, The Iron Fey by Julie Kagawa:  Anna @ The Bursting Bookshelf
Annabeth, Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan:  Krazzyme @ Young Readers
Nora, Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick:  Kristen @ Strawberry Splash Reviews
Mara, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin:  Casey @ The Bookish Type
Bella, The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer:  Amy J. @ My Overstuffed Bookshelf
Katsa, Graceling by Kristin Cashore:  Amber and Stacey @ Pageturners
Aura, Shade by Jeri-Smith Ready:  Brooke @ Brooke Reports
Luna, Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling:  Cassi @ The Galavanting Girl Scout
Juliette, Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi:  Brenna @ Esther's Ever After
Cammie, Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter:  Jen @ Almost Grown Up
Sophie, Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins:  Mindy @ Magical Urban Fantasy Reads
Kaylee, Soul Screamers by Rachel Vincent:  Rachel @ Fiktshun
Emerson, Hourglass by Myra McEntire:  Amanda @ Book Love 101
Janie, Dark Seeker by Taryn Browning:  Heather @ SupaGurl Books
Karou, Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor:  Enna @ Squeaky Books
Alex, Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout:  Momo @ Books Over Boys
Kat, Heist Society by Ally Carter:  Amy D. @ Bookgoonie
Max, Maximum Ride by James Patterson:  Gabbi @ Book Breather
Clara, Unearthly by Cynthia Hand:  Amanda @ Stuck in YA Books
Calla, Nightshade by Andrea Cremer:  Becky @ Bibliognome
Bryn, Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes:  Emilie @ Emilie's Book World
Claire, Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine:  Amber @ Awesome Sauce Book Club
Luce, Fallen by Lauren Kate:  Moirae (the fates) Book Reviews
Fire, Fire by Kristin Cashore:  Grace @ Words Like Silver
Kate, Die for Me by Amy Plum:  Carli B. @ Emberchyld


I'm excited! The tourney will start at 12:01 a.m. EST on December 1st! You can visit The YA-Sisterhood blog for more information about the tourney, and if you want to see who I'm supporting, you can check out the side bar to the right. Now, I will leave you with the tournament bracket.

You can click to make it bigger:

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cover Crazy: Girl of Nightmares

Cover Crazy is a weekly meme hosted by The Book Worms.

Here is how Cover Crazy works:
  1. Cover Crazy will be posted on Mondays.
  2. Each week I will show a cover that I am completely crazy about.
  3. The point of this meme is to admire the art and beauty of a book’s design, but I will also provide a synopsis along with the title, author, and of course cover picture and what I like about it.
  4. In the comments section below, please feel free to share your thoughts, feelings, inspirations, etc. about the cover (but be respectful about it).
  5. If you decide to start your own Cover Crazy, please give credit to The Book Worms.

My cover this week is:

Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake

I am speechless... I saw this cover on another blog, and I just had to use it as my cover crazy for this week. I have yet to read Anna Dressed in Blood, the first in the series, but I am so curious to know what happens. I am especially curious seeing how parallel this cover is to that of the first one.


 
SYNOPSIS VIA GOODREADS

In this follow-up to Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas begins seeing Anna everywhere: sometimes when he’s asleep, and sometimes in waking nightmares. But something is very wrong. These aren’t just daydreams. Anna seems tortured, torn apart in new and ever more gruesome ways every time she appears.

Cas doesn’t know what happened to Anna when she disappeared into Hell, but he knows she doesn’t deserve whatever is happening to her now. Anna saved Cas more than once, and it’s time for him to return the favor.


What are your thoughts on this cover?

Friday, November 25, 2011

On My Wishlist (November 25)

On My Wishlist is a weekly meme hosted by Book Chick City. But I deviated a little from the way it's done over there. I will post, every Friday, one to three (because I have to give myself a limit) books that I'd love to get my hands on. They can be old, new, or forthcoming releases.

Click here for previous "On My Wishlist" posts.

My Wishlist:

Never to Sleep: A Soul Screamers Novella by Rachel Vincent
SYNOPSIS VIA GOODREADS

Don’t Close Your Eyes.

Sophie Cavanaugh is not going to let her freak of a cousin’s strange psychiatric condition ruin high school for them both. Not after all the work she’s put into cultivating the right look, and friends, and reputation. But then Sophie sees something so frightening she lets out a blood-curdling scream—and finds herself stuck in a bizarre parallel world where nothing is safe and deadly creatures lurk just out of sight, waiting for her to close her eyes and sleep…forever.

Could this world be real? Or does insanity run in the family…?

As Dead As It Gets by Katie Alender
SYNOPSIS VIA GOODREADS

It's been three months since Alexis helplessly witnessed Lydia Small's violent death, and all she wants is for her life to return to normal.

But normal people don’t see decaying bodies haunting photographs. Normal people don’t have to deal with regular intrusions from Lydia’s angry ghost, sometimes escalating to terrifying attacks.
 
At first, it seems that Lydia wants revenge on Alexis alone. But a girl from school disappears one night, and Alexis spots one of Lydia’s signature yellow roses lying on the girl’s dresser the next day. Soon, it becomes clear that several of Alexis’s friends are in danger, and that she's the only person who can save them. But as she tries to intervene, Alexis realizes that her enemy is a much more powerful ghost than she's ever faced before... and that its fate is tied to hers in ways she couldn't possibly imagine.
 
Not even in her worst nightmares.


What do you think of these books?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Booking Through Thursday: Thankful


Booking Through Thursday is hosted by Deb. Click the picture above to visit the Booking Through Thursday site.
What book or author are you most thankful to have discovered?
Have you read everything they’ve written? Reread them?
Why do you appreciate them so much?
There are quite a few authors I am thankful to have discovered. I don't think I can narrow it down to one author or one book.

First of all, I'm thankful for discovering all of my favorite authors. I'm thankful for Rachel Vincent, Kelley Armstrong, Suzanne Collins, and many more.

I'm also really thankful for discovering Mary Downing Hahn. She's one of the first authors to make me love paranormal fiction. Her writing and her stories made me fall in love with ghost stories that now overpopulate my book shelf.

In general, I'm thankful to every author I've read whose writing has encouraged me, inspired me, and/ or kept me company. I wish I could name every author who has done this, but that would take a very long time.

So, to end this post, I'd like to wish all of you a HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I hope you all have a wonderful day and that you have someone or something to be thankful for.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

WWW Wednesday (November 23)

WWW Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Should Be Reading. To play along, just answer the following three questions:
  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you'll read next?

My Answers:
What are you currently reading? I am currently reading Supernaturally by Kiersten White. My only comment at this moment: Lend is not in it enough.
What did you recently finish reading? The last book I finished reading was I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder.
What do you think you'll read next? Next I think I will be reading Gone by Michael Grant.

I'd love it if you shared you WWW Wednesday post with me, too!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Cover Crazy: For Darkness Shows the Stars

Cover Crazy is a weekly meme hosted by The Book Worms.

Here is how Cover Crazy works:
  1. Cover Crazy will be posted on Mondays.
  2. Each week I will show a cover that I am completely crazy about.
  3. The point of this meme is to admire the art and beauty of a book’s design, but I will also provide a synopsis along with the title, author, and of course cover picture and what I like about it.
  4. In the comments section below, please feel free to share your thoughts, feelings, inspirations, etc. about the cover (but be respectful about it).
  5. If you decide to start your own Cover Crazy, please give credit to The Book Worms.

My cover this week is:

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

I absolutely love this cover! The stars add to the dystopian feel of the book, and I love the contrast between the dark sky/ dress and the orange/ pink color of the title. Also, I think the font used for the title is beautiful. It's simple and elegant at the same time. I love everything!

SYNOPSIS VIA GOODREADS

Generations ago, a genetic experiment gone wrong—the Reduction—decimated humanity, giving rise to a Luddite nobility who outlawed most technology.

Eighteen-year-old Luddite Elliot North has always known her place in this caste system. Four years ago Elliot refused to run away with her childhood sweetheart, the servant Kai, choosing duty to her family’s estate over love. But now the world has changed: a new class of Post-Reductionists is jumpstarting the wheel of progress and threatening Luddite control; Elliot’s estate is floundering; and she’s forced to rent land to the mysterious Cloud Fleet, a group of shipbuilders that includes renowned explorer Captain Malakai Wentforth—an almost unrecognizable Kai. And while Elliott wonders if this could be their second chance, Kai seems determined to show Elliot exactly what she gave up when she abandoned him.

But Elliot soon discovers her childhood friend carries a secret—-one that could change the society in which they live…or bring it to its knees. And again, she’s faced with a choice: cling to what she’s been raised to believe, or cast her lot with the only boy she’s ever loved, even if she has lost him forever.

Inspired by Jane Austen’s PERSUASION, FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS is a breathtaking romance about opening your mind to the future and your heart to the one person you know can break it.


What are your thoughts on this cover?

Friday, November 18, 2011

On My Wishlist (November 18)

On My Wishlist is a weekly meme hosted by Book Chick City. But I deviated a little from the way it's done over there. I will post, every Friday, one to three (because I have to give myself a limit) books that I'd love to get my hands on. They can be old, new, or forthcoming releases.

Click here for previous "On My Wishlist" posts.

My Wishlist:

Matched by Courtney King Walker
SYNOPSIS VIA GOODREADS

Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.

 
Legend by Marie Lu
SYNOPSIS VIA GOODREADS

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.



What do you think of these books?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

WWW Wednesday (November 16)

WWW Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Should Be Reading. To play along, just answer the following three questions:
  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you'll read next?

My Answers:
What are you currently reading? I am currently reading Supernaturally by Kiersten White.
What did you recently finish reading? I recently finished reading I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder.
What do you think you'll read next? Next I think I will be reading Gone by Michael Grant.

I'd love it if you shared you WWW Wednesday post with me, too!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (November 15)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Should Be Reading. To play along, just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week's teaser:

 
"Here I'd come back so he wouldn't die alone, and he abandoned me. After dropping me into a river and nearly getting me killed. If I ever saw him again, he was going to get a proper introduction to Tasey."
~pg. 155, "Supernaturally" by Kiersten White
 

 
What's your teaser?

Monday, November 14, 2011

Cover Crazy: Arise

Cover Crazy is a weekly meme hosted by The Book Worms.

Here is how Cover Crazy works:
  1. Cover Crazy will be posted on Mondays.
  2. Each week I will show a cover that I am completely crazy about.
  3. The point of this meme is to admire the art and beauty of a book’s design, but I will also provide a synopsis along with the title, author, and of course cover picture and what I like about it.
  4. In the comments section below, please feel free to share your thoughts, feelings, inspirations, etc. about the cover (but be respectful about it).
  5. If you decide to start your own Cover Crazy, please give credit to The Book Worms.

My cover this week is:

Arise by Tara Hudson

Such pretty covers lately. I can't decide what I like most about this cover. I think it might be the cemetery in the background. It gives the cover an eerie feel to it. I also love the color scheme of this cover. The dark colors of the background, the purple mist, not to mention her dress, all work so nicely together.

SYNOPSIS VIA GOODREADS

Amelia—still caught between life and death—must fight for every moment of her relationship with the human boy Joshua. They can hardly even kiss without Amelia accidentally dematerializing. Looking for answers, they go to visit some of Joshua’s Seer relatives in New Orleans. But even in a city so famously steeped in the supernatural, Amelia ends up with more questions than answers…and becomes increasingly convinced that she and Joshua can never have a future together.Wandering through the French Quarter, Amelia meets other in-between ghosts, and begins to seriously consider joining them. And then she meets Gabrielle. Somehow, against impossible odds, Gaby has found a way to live a sort of half-life...a half-life for which Amelia would pay any price. Torn between two worlds, Amelia must choose carefully, before the evil spirits of the netherworld choose for her.

What are your thoughts on this cover?

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Review: The Hunger Games

Title: The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Page Number: 374
Series: The Hunger Games Trilogy - Book 1
SYNOPSIS VIA AUTHOR WEBSITE

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.


MY RATING:
Hooked!

MY THOUGHTS:

Why the heck did it take me so long to read this book?! I just... It's amazing. If you have not read this book GO READ IT. I can barely refrain from leaving right now to get Catching Fire.

In the nation of Panem, there is the Capitol and its twelve outlying districts. Every year, each district must send one boy and one girl to the Capitol to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. When Katniss steps forward to take her sister's place in the games, she knows she could die, but she also knows she has to try to survive. Because the Hunger Games isn't just about winning, its about not losing yourself.

The best way I can think to describe Katniss is strong. While maybe lacking a little charisma, she is fiercely loyal and protective of those she cares about. She's also quick and smart, which I absolutely love in a character. However, I kind of hated how much she second guessed people *cough* Peeta *cough*. She seems to find it so hard to trust at times, but living in the society she lives in, I guess it's understandable. By the end of the last page I was freaking out while resisting the urge to strangle our dear narrator and take Peeta for myself.

Peeta is the boy with the bread. Who doesn't like bread, right? Peeta is smart, sweet, and cares so much for Katniss. SPOILER! Highlight the blank space to view. He doesn't react the way you may expect at the end of the book either. He doesn't just shrug off Katniss' admission and say he pretended to love her too, which honestly broke my heart. END SPOILER! If Katniss decides she doesn't want him, I'd be happy to take her place.

Prim was adorable. Even though she didn't get much page time in this book, I feel like I really got to know her through Katniss' eyes. I hope I get to see more of her in the future. Haymitch was an awesome character. He's terrible (in a good way ;)), and I loved reading about him. Gale was also a nice character. I don't feel like I know him all that well yet, but I'm eager to learn more about him.

Action, suspense, and amazing characters are only a small part of what makes this book addicting. Not only am I addicted to this series, but I think I might be addicted to dystopian. Trust me, you read this, and you will not be sorry. I'm hooked!

PURCHASE THIS BOOK:

Amazon ~ Barnes and Noble

FIND SUZANNE COLLINS:

Goodreads ~ Website 

On My Wishlist (November 12)

On My Wishlist is a weekly meme hosted by Book Chick City. But I deviated a little from the way it's done over there. I will post, every Friday, one to three (because I have to give myself a limit) books that I'd love to get my hands on. They can be old, new, or forthcoming releases.

Click here for previous "On My Wishlist" posts.

My Wishlist:

On the Fringe by Courtney King Walker
SYNOPSIS VIA GOODREADS

Claire is struggling to overcome the murder of her childhood friend and secret crush, Daniel. Everyone else seems to be moving on with their lives, but she's still trying to cope. The fact that she finds herself alone and drowning on her 16th birthday isn't helping.

Neither is thinking she sees Daniel's face in murky water as she mysteriously resurfaces. But something happened during those four and a half minutes that will make her realize it was not just her imagination.

As Claire and Daniel try to grasp a possible reconnection, other grudge-holding beings have plans of their own. Now, the two of them have to decide if their fleeting relationship is worth the possibility of Claire being trapped on the fringe forever.

Beautifully told, On the Fringe intertwines fresh ideas about devotion, revenge, and the consequences that come with life and death.


What do you think of this book?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Booking Through Thursday: E-Volution


Booking Through Thursday is hosted by Deb. Click the picture above to visit the Booking Through Thursday site.
E-readers like the Kindle and iPad are sweeping the nation … do you have one? Do you like it? Do you find it changes your reading/buying habits? If you don’t have one, do you plan to?
I do not have an e-reader, but I do have a few novellas that I've purchased on my iPod. It doesn't change my reading or buying habits. I prefer actual books over electronic ones, so I don't plan to buy an e-reader.

What about you? How do you feel about e-readers?

Monday, November 7, 2011

Cover Crazy: Endlessly

Cover Crazy is a weekly meme hosted by The Book Worms.

Here is how Cover Crazy works:
  1. Cover Crazy will be posted on Mondays.
  2. Each week I will show a cover that I am completely crazy about.
  3. The point of this meme is to admire the art and beauty of a book’s design, but I will also provide a synopsis along with the title, author, and of course cover picture and what I like about it.
  4. In the comments section below, please feel free to share your thoughts, feelings, inspirations, etc. about the cover (but be respectful about it).
  5. If you decide to start your own Cover Crazy, please give credit to The Book Worms.

My cover this week is:

Endlessly by Kiersten White

Is it just me or are there a lot of new covers coming out right now? Anyway, first of all, I love that each book in this series has its own color scheme. While her dress is not my favorite of the three covers, I do love that it's purple. I also love the clouds and the light shining on Evie. It feels hopeful to me. Last, but not least, I love the font, color, and placement of the title.

SYNOPSIS VIA GOODREADS

The third book in the Paranormalcy trilogy.

The final chapter of Evie's adventures. Old friends, new ones, all wrapped up in impossible decisions. And some ball gowns. Because what's a life of normal and paranormal drama without a ball gown or two?


What are your thoughts on this cover?

Friday, November 4, 2011

Combination: Booking Through Thursday and On My Wishlist (November 4)

I falling so behind on posts lately. I missed a little less than a week due to a weather power outage. Now I missed my Thursday post because of a school event. This calls for a combination post! 


Booking Through Thursday is hosted by Deb. Click the picture above to visit the Booking Through Thursday site.
All other thing being equal, would you rather read a book that’s hard/challenging/rewarding or light/enjoyable/easy?
I think what I read depends more on my mood than anything else. It might just be that I read whatever I have next on my TBR list.

What about you? What do you prefer reading?

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On My Wishlist is a weekly meme hosted by Book Chick City. But I deviated a little from the way it's done over there. I will post, every Friday, one to three (because I have to give myself a limit) books that I'd love to get my hands on. They can be old, new, or forthcoming releases.

Click here for previous "On My Wishlist" posts.

My Wishlist:

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
SYNOPSIS VIA GOODREADS

Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness.

Elisa is the chosen one.

But she is also the younger of two princesses, the one who has never done anything remarkable. She can’t see how she ever will.

Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.

And he’s not the only one who needs her. Savage enemies seething with dark magic are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people’s savior. And he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake.

Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn’t die young.

Most of the chosen do.

What do you think of this book?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

WWW Wednesday (November 2)

WWW Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Should Be Reading. To play along, just answer the following three questions:
  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you'll read next?

My Answers:
What are you currently reading? I am almost finished with Forever by Maggie Stiefvater. I love what I've read so far, and I can't wait to keep reading!
What did you recently finish reading? The last book I finished reading was The Hidden by Jessica Verday.
What do you think you'll read next? Next I will be reading either Supernaturally by Kiersten White or I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder.

I'd love it if you shared you WWW Wednesday post with me, too!