Saturday, November 30, 2013

Spark (The Elemental #2) Review

Title: Spark (The Elemental Series Book #2)


Author: Brigid Kemmerer
                             
Genre: Science fiction

Age Group: Young adult

My Rating: 4 / 5


Goodreads Summary:

Gabriel Merrick plays with fire. Literally. Sometimes he can even control it. And sometimes he can't. Gabriel has always had his brothers to rely on, especially his twin, Nick. But when an arsonist starts wreaking havoc on their town, all the signs point to Gabriel. Only he's not doing it. And no one seems to believe him. Except a shy sophomore named Layne, a brainiac who dresses in turtlenecks and jeans and keeps him totally off balance. Because Layne has a few secrets of her own...

Friday, November 29, 2013

Top Ten Thursday on Friday Along With Some Updates

Happy Thanksgiving everyone (I know Thanksgiving passed yesterday, but who cares?)!!  I hope you had a wonderful feast!

So I was planning on doing a post yesterday, but since I was celebrating Thanksgiving with my family members and too busy eating, I didn't get a chance to go online and do it, so I am doing it today.


It's Thanksgiving, a day to reflect back on things that we are all thankful for.  The following is my top ten things that I am thankful for.  Be warned:  This list does not include the basic things that most of us, including me are thankful for.  In case you are wondering what those basic things are, they would be family, home, clothes, food, etc.  You get the idea, anyway now for my ridiculous but totally true list of things that I am really thankful for:


1. Books-  which reader/writer aren't thankful for books?  They are one of the best things to have been created.

2. Library- the official home of books.  I don't know what I'd do without them!

3. Computer-  which makes blogging and looking up books, listening to music, watching movie possible.

4. Music-  which has always helped me express my feelings and is my best friend.

5. My teachers:  Ms. Alveraz, Ms. Levithan, Ms. Poe, Ms. Munnely, Ms. Pollak, Ms. Roy- who put up with all my craziness and questions and most importantly helped me with my writing/ reading and continues to do so everyday.

6.  Light bulb- because I am still sometimes scared of the creepy sounds and shadows at night.

7.  Chocolate Chip Cookies-  my all time favorite.

8.  Jokes-  sometimes you just need a good laugh.
    
9.  Broken Alarm Clock- so that you have an valid excuse for waking up late on weekends, and not getting in trouble with your parents.

10.  Imagination-  without which I wouldn't be able to write my stories and come up with all the cool ideas for that story.

This is probably one of the most ridiculous list that you have ever read but it's totally true! : )


By the way if you are wondering why I put so many smiley faces all the time, it's because I am always very smiley.  You'll see me smiling for no reason at times.  It's weird, but for some reason I am always smiling (probably because most of the times I am remembering funny scenes from books that I have read).  So there you go, another weird fact about me.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Week Ahead Schedule

This is just a quick update about the next few books that I'll be reviewing in the coming week.   Since Thanksgiving break is coming up, I might be able to get in more than one review this week.  The following books are the ones that I will most likely be reviewing and which genre they can also be found under:
  • Spark by Brigid Kemmerer (Elemental Book #2): Science-fiction
  • Spirit by Brigid Kemmerer (Elemental Book #3): Science-fiction
  • Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly Book #1): YA paranormal
Break starts this Wednesday, so most likely the review for these books will be posted sometime between Wednesday to Sunday.

Special Note:
I don't promise anything, but if I get extra time I will post some surprise book reviews about books that I have read before creating this blog. This is still kind of a 50/50 thing.  It might or might not happen depending on how quickly I can finish all my homework, and writing for NaNoWriMo.  I am sure that you have noticed how dangerously behind I am on my NaNoWriMo novel.  I blame my lack of writing on my homework, although that's kind of my fault since I spend around two hours just on my English homework writing around two to three pages everyday.  I plan on spending this entire week, and break trying to at least make it close to 50,000 words.  If not, then well it doesn't matter,  I'll still continue working on my novel throughout the rest of the year, but since this is a challenge I am really hoping to achieve it.  Anyway, back to the surprise, or more like random reviwes- if I do post them here, than let me warn you beforehand that the reviews will not be in the same format as my current reviews.  They are kind of different and much shorter than the reviews that I have been posting here since creating this blog.

That's all for today, and I'll be back on Wednesday (hopefully)! ; )

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Opal (Lux Novel #3) Review

!!!WARNING: REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS!!!


Title: Opal                                                                  

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Genre: Science fiction

Age Group: Young-adult/ Mature young-adult 

My Rating: 4.5 / 5



Goodreads Summary:

No one is like Daemon Black.

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn't fooling around. Doubting him isn't something I’ll do again, and now that we've made it through the rough patches, well... There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.

But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Together we’re stronger... and they know it.



Saturday, November 16, 2013

Announcements Of The Week

Happy Saturday Everyone!!

So, I am all out of new ideas for discussions and other stuffs that I can post on this blog, and therefore I need you to help me.  Since I am new to this blogging world, I really don't have much ideas about what I can post on this blog that are all book related.  If you have any ideas or suggestions, I'd really, really love to hear them, and I'd really appreciate it!  Thanks in advance!

Moving on, I posted an excerpt from my NaNoWriMo novel that I am currently working on in the "My Projects" page.  If you'd like to read it, it's in that page and again all comments and suggestions would be really helpful and greatly appreciated!  Hope you like it!
 : )

And lastly, an update on the next book I'll be reviewing.  If you have read my previous two book reviews, then you probably know what book it is that I'll be reviewing.  If not, then get ready for it....... that special book is....


Opal (Lux Novel #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout:




I am going to post the review for this book either next Friday, November 22, 2013 or Saturday, November 23, 2013.  As usual the review will be posted on this page, and it can also be found under the "science-fiction" label.





....and that concludes this coming week's announcements.  Again, if you have any suggestions for things that I can post in this blog, please tell me.  I seriously need some new ideas! Thanks! : )


Onyx (Lux Novel #2) Review

Title: Onyx                                                                      

  Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Genre: Science fiction

Age Group: Young adult

My Rating: 4.5 / 5


Goodreads Summary:
 
Being connected to Daemon Black sucks

Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems.

Something worse than the Arum has come to town

The Department of Defense are here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we're linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there's this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that's possible. Against all common sense, I'm falling for Daemon. Hard.

But then everything changes
 
I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies



Sunday, November 10, 2013

Book Review #2 Coming Up

The next book review is coming up!!  Can you guess what book it is? Yes, no, maybe, so?  I'll be doing a second book review this Friday, November 15, 2013.  And this time I promise to try and actually post the review on that day. : )  Maybe, depending on how much homework I have, I might even do the review earlier, but that's a maybe.  If I can't, then it will be this Friday (hopefully).  Putting all that aside, have you guessed what book it is yet that I'll be reviewing? No?  

Well, that lucky book is.... ***drum roll***....

Onyx (Lux Novel #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout!!!!!! 

Here's a quick one second, maybe a minute, early review teaser for you:

The action, suspense, romance are doubled up in this book, and that just makes this book twice as good as the first one!!

Notice something weird here?  This the second review that I'll be doing, and this is the second book in the Lux novels and everything in this book are twice as good as the first one.  Looks like #2 is the lucky number of the week! ; )

And now it's time for the book cover:


 

Don't let the cover fool you into thinking that this is a sappy romance novel, because trust me when I say that this book is way, way more than just a romance novel.  It's a thrilling, exciting, suspense, and all other words that can be used to describe this book, type of book!  Seriously, I am not joking!  

You know what they say:
"Don't judge a book by its cover" 


The review for this book will be posted on this page, and also under the science-fiction label.                                      

Obsidian (Lux Novel #1) Review

!!WARNING: REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS!!


Title: Obsidan                                                                           
           
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Genre: Science fiction 
                
Age Group: Young adult

My Rating: 5 / 5



Goodreads Summary:

Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring.... until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.


And then he opened his mouth.


Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something...unexpected happens.  

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon's touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don't kill him first, that is.




Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Review Update

It's time to celebrate!! Why? 'Cause the first ever book review is coming up on..... get ready for it .....*imaginary trumpets playing*.....

 This Friday-

 November 8th, 2013

I will be doing the first ever official review this Friday. The  book that I'll be reviwing is titled Obsidian, which is a young adult, science-fiction book by Jennifer L. Armentrout. It's the first book in the bestselling Lux Series.





The review for this book will also be under the "science-fiction" label!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Note to all viewers

Hello to everyone reading this right now!

I just got started on this blog today, so therefore i do not have any other posts right now.  I am still setting everything up, but you can check back in by next week, and hopefully by then everything will be set up. Thank you! 
: )