Friday, May 18, 2012

Love In Bloom Giveaway Hop

I love the theme of this hop and couldn't wait to join!!! I love LOVE!!!! So much that I am giving away this sweet musical romance! I think it's really unrated, but I loved it!

Paisley Tillery is the drummer for a country rock band. If they can make it to the stage at the Texapalooza music fest, then Paisley will be closer to her dream of a career in music and a ticket out of her small Texas town. Drumming and music are what Paisley has always wanted. Until the band gets a new lead singer, the boy from Paradise, Texas. With Paradise in her life, what Paisley wants, and what she needs, complicate her dreams coming true.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mini Review | The Girl of Fire and Thorns (The Girl of Fire and Thorns, #1) by Rae Carson

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 seeks 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.
I can't decide how to describe The Girl of Fire and Thorns. It was definitely different. I liked the fairytale portion of it and Elisa was an awesome character. She starts out as this insecure girl, not liking her size and doubting that she can actually be a great queen. She grows so much throughout the book as she learns about herself and her abilities. What I didn't like about the book was that it was a bit lengthy and had a lot of info that I considered to be irrelevant. All in all, The Girl of Fire and Thorns was a nice book with a wonderful main character and seems to have inspiring prospects for the future book. 


Monday, May 7, 2012

Review | Dead Beautiful (Dead Beautiful, #1) by Yvonne Woon

On the morning of her sixteenth birthday, Renée Winters was still an ordinary girl. She spent her summers at the beach, had the perfect best friend, and had just started dating the cutest guy at school. No one she'd ever known had died. But all that changes when she finds her parents dead in the Redwood Forest, in what appears to be a strange double murder.

After the funeral Renée’s wealthy grandfather sends her to Gottfried Academy, a remote and mysterious boarding school in Maine, where she finds herself studying subjects like Philosophy, Latin, and the “Crude Sciences.”

It’s there that she meets Dante Berlin, a handsome and elusive boy to whom she feels inexplicably drawn. As they grow closer, unexplainable things begin to happen, but Renée can’t stop herself from falling in love. It’s only when she discovers a dark tragedy in Gottfried’s past that she begins to wonder if the Academy is everything it seems. Little does she know, Dante is the one hiding a dangerous secret, one that has him fearing for her life. Dead Beautiful is both a compelling romance and thought-provoking read, bringing shocking new meaning to life, death, love, and the nature of the soul.
      I was shocked at how much I loved Dead Beautiful. I read it in one day because I couldn't let it go. Renee is headstrong and smart and a wonderful character to read about. The writing of the book descriptive and interactive, like you're there to witness. Renee goes to Gottfried and she knows that something is wrong and she going to find out. The paranormal aspect is the best part of this book. The concept is something completely new, at least to me. Dante is suspicious, but so very sexy. Renee has a smart mouth and he can take it when she gives it. He is so caring and.... calm. His surety of himself flows from the pages. The entire time I was read Dead Beautiful, I was in an entirely different world, visiting the school, seeing Dante, and defeating evil. Believe me, it was out of this world beautiful.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Review & Giveaway | The Dirt by Lori Culwell

Lucy Whitley cannot wait to get out of Palm Desert. It's not a place for a frizzy-haired science nerd, particularly when her fashion-obsessed older sister Sloane is the head of a clique of pretty girls who rule the school -- and practically the whole town.Fortunately, life is about to change forever. Lucy's dad is getting re-married, and then she can transfer to a boarding school in Connecticut, escaping all the mean girls and the endless whispers about the Whitley family scandal. Everything is going to be perfect -- as long as the wedding goes smoothly.
     When I started reading The Dirt, I was instantly reminded of Pretty Little Liars. Honestly I couldn’t stand Lucy in the beginning. She was so insecure, product of her awful sister. She was very repetitive about how Sloane was the one with the pretty genes. I was hoping that she’d do some growing the book and I was not disappointed. Neither was I disappointed with the action. At every turn, stuff was happening in this book. I was all jumpy and gaspy, waiting to see what crazy stuff would happen next. That’s not all the book was about, though. It had feelings and funny part. Lucy and Megan grow close and a comrade is just what Lucy needs to survive Sloane. In the end, I was very satisfied. The villain got hers, and the characters I had grown so close to were happy. Two thumbs up and definitely recommending for fans of Pretty Little Liars.

I will be giving away my copy of The Dirt!!! The contest will go on for two weeks and you must be a follower of my blog and fill out the rafflecopter. That's all!! Hope you win!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Spring Fling Giveaway Hop (5/1-5/7)

This time I'm joining in on the Spring Fling Giveaway Hop!
I had to puzzle my mine to figure out what I wanted give away for this hop. I thought of spring and what books I had. Then.... I had it! Spring is when the wolves turn into humans!

I am giving away an ARC of Forever by Maggie Stiefvater! Just fill out the rafflecopter.

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