Sunday, November 27, 2011

ARC Review: Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barns

Thank you Netgalley for allowing me to review this book!

Every Other Day
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barns
Page count 336

Book description from GoodReads:

Every other day, Kali D'Angelo is a normal sixteen-year-old girl. She goes to public high school. She attends pep rallies. She's human.
And then every day in between . . .She's something else entirely.
Though she still looks like herself, every twenty-four hours predatory instincts take over and Kali becomes a feared demon-hunter with the undeniable urge to hunt, trap, and kill zombies, hellhounds, and other supernatural creatures. Kali has no idea why she is the way she is, but she gives in to instinct anyway. Even though the government considers it environmental terrorism.
When Kali notices a mark on the lower back of a popular girl at school, she knows instantly that the girl is marked for death by one of these creatures. Kali has twenty-four hours to save her and, unfortunately, she'll have to do it as a human. With the help of a few new friends, Kali takes a risk that her human body might not survive. . .and learns the secrets of her mysterious condition in the process.

My Review:

Every other day Kali is a hunter, she doesn't feel pain, she doesn't die no matter what shes put her body threw. She is anything but human at the time. The days shes not, she is completely human and vulnerable even when she wants to believe she can handle the supernatural that no human has lived threw.
She baits a very deadly and fatal persist for her to host.
And it gets a little bit more supernatural when she hears her persist talking to her.

I was a little weary about reading this book but it was really good! There was action threw the whole book! I thought that one death was not needed though.
It kept you guessing wanting to know who is who they really are and what will happen.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Sexual Content: Minor.
Language: Minor.
Violence: Serisouly Extream. Not for the weak in stomach.
This book is due out December 27th.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

ARC Review: Tris and Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison

I just wanted to say Thank You NetGalley for letting me review this book.

Tris and Izzie
Author: Mette Ivie Harrison
Page Count: 272

Book description from Goodreads

A modern retelling of the German fairytale "Tristan and Isolde", Tris and Izzie is about a young witch named Izzie who is dating Mark King, the captain of the basketball team and thinks her life is going swimmingly well. Until -- she makes a love potion for her best friend Brangane and then ends up taking it herself accidentally, and falling in love with Tristan, the new guy at school
My Review

Izzie has been noticing her best friend, Branna, has been kind of off lately she thinks that she can make her happy by using some magic, but instead of helping her friend she accidentally ends up taking it herself.
Mark is Izzie's boyfriend he is just perfect in her eyes and she doesn't want to give him up at all but, she can't stand him anymore either.
Tristan just waltz's into Izzie's life and she couldn't hate him more for her loving him.
Izzie finds out the true reason why Tristan came into her life shortly after the potion incident, and realizes she has a quest before her that even her father couldn't finish.

This was my first ARC and I requested it on NetGalley, I was afraid I wouldn't like it at all, the description was ok, but it had horrible rating.... I downloaded it yesterday into the kindle and could not understand why no one has enjoyed it enough for it to only reach 2 stars.
I, for one, loved this book. It was by far one of the best ones I've read this year. There was somethings that was off like, Izzies mom asked Tristan where he was staying, which was on the streets! And she did nothing for him to stay there she just let her daughter boss her.

Izzie now, can seem rude but really you just took a love potion accidentally and find out your going to love this one person forever? Wouldn't you be a little bit irritable too?

Brenna, she annoyed me. end of story.

I savored every single page, it kept you surprised and wanting more.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Sexual Content: Minor, just kissing not very detailed.
Language: None!
Violence: Mild, but kinda gives bloody details.
This book is due out October 11th.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

ARC Review: The Mephisto Covenant by Trinity Faegen

The Mephisto Covenant
Author Trinity Faegen
Page Count: 448

Book Descrepsion from Goodreads

Sasha is desperate to find out who murdered her father. When getting the answer means pledging her soul to Eryx, she unlocks a secret that puts her in grave danger—Sasha is Anabo, a daughter of Eve, and Eryx’s biggest threat.
A son of Hell, immortal, and bound to Earth forever, Jax looks for redemption in the Mephisto Covenant—God’s promise he will find peace in the love of an Anabo. After a thousand years, he’s finally found the girl he’s been searching for: Sasha.
With the threat of Eryx looming, Jax has to keep Sasha safe and win her over. But can he? Will Sasha love him and give up her mortal life?

My Review

I loved the story line of this book, the idea that Eve had a daughter before Eve sinned was really neat Eve's daughter knows no sin and there for can not sin.
I really did like the story, and it would get 5 out of 5 stars but, sadly, that isn't going to be what I'm rating this book.
My Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
I wanted to like this book so much... I actually finished it, even though half way I wanted to put down the book. I felt like I wouldn't be fair to the author not reading the whole book. I loved the whole idea of it, it was really interesting.
 I love the concept of it and it would be given 5 stars if the language and sexual content wasn't off the charts. 105 words? seriously? I'm sure teenagers have pretty filthy mouths but shouldn't books be teaching them this isn't cool? And the sexual content, lets not go there. Not to mention attempted rape. and dog got killed, that took away one star for sure. 

What really did it in for me was the language, I had to take a break from the book because it felt like it was too much.
If you don't care about any of this stuff then try the book.
Sexual Content: Very Heavy.
Lanuage: Heavy, 105 words.
Violence: Heavy.
Thanks to NetGalley for allowing me to review this book.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore



In the beginning they were a group of nine. Nine aliens who left their home planet of Lorien when it fell under attack by the evil Mogadorians, who scattered on Earth and went into hiding, who look like ordinary teenagers, but who have extraordinary skills. The Mogadorians killed Number One, Number Two, and Number Three. They tried to kill Number Four, John Smith ...and failed.

Following a massive battle at the end of I AM NUMBER FOUR that proved that the Mogadorians have found him at last, John joined forces with Number Six. Now the fate of Lorien—and Earth— rests in the hands of these two teens.

Already John and Six have inspired a fellow Lorien—Marina, Number Seven—who has been hiding in Spain. She’s been following the news of what’s happening in the US, and she’s certain it’s the sign she’s been waiting for.

I AM NUMBER FOUR: The Lost Files: Six’s Story



In the beginning they were a group of nine. Nine aliens who left their home planet of Lorien when it fell under attack by the evil Mogadorians; nine who scattered on Earth and went into hiding; nine who live among us and look like ordinary teenagers, but who have extraordinary skills. The Mogadorians found and killed Numbers One, Two, and Three. Then they found Number Six. They followed her, they hunted her down—and they caught her.

Taking place before the adventures of the New York Times bestseller I AM NUMBER FOUR, I AM NUMBER FOUR: The Lost Files: Six’s Story is the riveting story of Six’s harrowing capture and eventual escape from the Mogadorians. Perfectly timed to get fans excited for THE POWER OF SIX and custom-made for the those who loved the I AM NUMBER FOUR ebook, I AM NUMBER FOUR: The Lost Files: Six’s Story is a novella-length digital original available exclusively as an ebook.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Review: The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell

The Vespertine
Author: Saundra Mitchell
Page Count: 293
Book Description from GoodReads:
A 19th-century historical romance set in Victorian Baltimore about Amelia van den Broek, whose prophetic dreams have made her the talk of high society, and whose love for an artist distinctly outside of the social circle that threatens her place in it.

My Review
Amelia is sent to her cousins home in New York to teach her to be more lady like and find a rich husband that her brother, August, finds suitable.The night she arrives there is a dance being held at her cousins house, Amelia is completely out of the circle that her cousin, Zora has with everyone around but, that's just fine with her because Nathaniel has his full attention on her. Later that night Amelia has a vision, she tells Zora about it and soon it's all over town and people are calling for her to tell their fortune. After she saves a girls life by her knowing the future, Amelia feels as though she has done a good deed. But it isn't until it back fires that Amelia wishes she had never told anyone about her seeing the future.
Amelia sees Nathaniel almost on a daily basis' but it isn't until one night that she surprises him with a visit and finds out truly how he always seems to come out of no where around her.

This was my first historical read, even though it took some time to get use to the old timey talk it was really good. I didn't know what to expect when I read this book, I actually never read anything about it but I'm glad I got it! Zora and Amelia have a sister like relationship and are quite rebels for that time. Nathaniel was the most worst gentleman and best.
Even though it was very sad toward the ending, its worth it. The second book doesn't follow Nathaniel and Amelia, but Zora so I'm instreted in what the author will have in her life.

Sexual content: None!
Language: None!
Violence: Mild.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Photos from The Hunger Games movie!

Entertainment Weekly has all new photos of The Hunger Games movie (due out in March 23rd 2012). The Magazine will be out the 29Th and have extras!

Obviously this will be the scene when Katniss talks about Peeta burning the bread *accidentally* and dropping it on the ground near her.

Looks like this is the part when Katniss is up in the tree and he's with the Careers maybe? What do you think?

I can't wait for the movie. It's acually really close! I can't believe their making it in such a short time, I always thought movies took longer!

Monday, July 25, 2011

It's Monday! What are you reading? (2)

It's Monday! What are you reading? is a weekly meme hosted by One Person's Journey Through a World of Books. Each week we will share the books we have just finished reading, are currently reading, and are planning to read


Just Finished (will have a review tomorrow) The Vaspertine by Saundra Mitchell

Planning to read: Starlighter by Bryan Davis


What are you reading this week?


Sorry I've been lacking with the blogging, I haven't been able to get to the Gallatin Library until last week and I have read two books so far, one review is already put up the second one will be put up tomorrow. Also blogger hasn't been letting me comment though I fixed that, turns out I can't stay signed in! Well anyway, hopefully I'll get on track and stay on it!