Monday, January 14, 2013

Review | Katana (Katana, #1) by Cole Gibson

Katana (Katana, #1)Title: Katana

Author: Cole Gibson

Series: Katana, #1

Pages: 375

Date Released: March 18, 2012


Summary: Skater girl or supernatural samurai? Rileigh Martin wants to believe that adrenaline gave her the strength to fend off three muggers in the mall parking lot. But adrenaline doesn't explain the voice in her head giving her battle tips and warnings. While worrying that she's going crazy (always a reputation ruiner), Rileigh gets a visit from Kim, a handsome martial arts instructor, who tells Rileigh she's harboring the spirit of a five-hundred-year-old samurai warrior. Relentlessly attacked by ninjas, Rileigh has no choice but to master the katana--a deadly Japanese sword that's also the key to her past. As the spirit grows stronger and her feelings for Kim intensify, Rileigh is torn between continuing as the girl she's always been and embracing the warrior inside her.

For some reason, despite being almost 400 pages, Katana took me a fairly short time to read. In my opinion, it was a nice book, but nothing to phone home about. I liked Rileigh okay enough, but her voice was a little bit drab to me. Her reactions are a bit dramatic and overdone. I actually liked the supporting characters better then I liked her. Quentin, her best friend, was awesome. The action scenes of the book are wonderful and incredibly vivid. One thing I especially did not like about Katana was the whirlwind romance. I understand that Rileigh and Kim were soul mates, but as stated in the book, the people aren’t exactly the same. Still, it only took Rileigh and Kim a few chapters to proclaim their love for each other. All in all, Katana has potential. There is a sequel and I am looking forward to see what adventure they’ll go on next.

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Medium Box of Young Adult Books | Ebay

Medium Box of Young Adult Books
Retail value: $160+

Halo (Halo, #1) by Alexandra Adornetto
Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey
Elixir (Elixir, #1) by Hilary Duff
The Dark Divine (The Dark Divine, #1) by Bree Despain
The Lost Saint (The Dark Divine, #2) by Bree Despain
Tantalize (Tantalize, #1) by Cynthia Smith (no book jacket)

Prom Crashers by Erin Downing
Snow in Love by Claire Ray
Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle
Kissing Tennessee by Kathi Appelt
Killing Britney by Sean Olin
The Twilight Companion by Lois Gresh
Two-Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2012 Challenges

Starting 2012, I, Keturah, has decided to have a more adventurous year and join a lot of challenges. This is the page where you can see my progress, view the books I've read, and even go to join in on the fun yourself!

2012 Debut Author Challenge
Hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren

My List
my debut-authors-2012 shelf:
Keturah's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (debut-authors-2012 shelf)

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
Illuminate by Aimee Agresti
Read: 2/12
Not Read: 10/12

YA Contemporary Challenge 2012

My List
1. The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen

Read: 1/16
Not Read: 15/16

 2012 Standalone Reading Challenge
Hosted by Icey Books & I Like These Books

My List
1. The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen

Read: 1/105
Not Read: 104/105

 2012 ABC Reading Challenge
Hosted by Gripped Into Books

My List
B. Blind Faith Hotel, The by Pamela Todd
C. Choker by Elizabeth Woods
D. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
E. Eve by Anna Carey
F. Fine Art of Truth or Dare, The by Melissa Jensen
G. Ghost and the Goth, The by Stacey Kade
H.Heavenly by Jennifer Laurens
I. Isle of Night by Veronica Wolff
J. Jekel Loves Hyde by Beth Fantaskey
K. Kissing Tennessee by Kathi Appele
L. Living Violet by Jaime Reed
M. Melody Burning by Whitney Strieber
O. Old Man and the Sea, The by Ernest Hemingway
P. Playing Hurt by Holly Schindler
S. Saving June by Hannah Harrington
T. Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep
U.  Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, The by Michelle Hodkin
V. Vampire's Warden, The by S.J. Wright
W. Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergen
Z. Zero by Tom Leveen

Read: 20/26
Not Read: 10/26

1st In A Series 2012 Challenge
Hosted by A Few More Pages

My List
1. Poison Study by Maria V. Synder
2. Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergen
3. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
4.  Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
5. Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep
6. Switched by Amanda Hocking
7. Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz
8. The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade
9. Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber
10. The Pledge by Kimberly Derting
11. Heavenly by Jennifer Laurens
12. Living Violet by Jaime Reed
13. Eve by Anna Carey
14. Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon
15. The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
16. Legend by Marie Lu
17. Elixir by Hilary Duff 

Read: 17/12
Not Read: 0/12

That's it for now..... just for now. But I want to join 1 more challenge to make it a nice rounded 5. These lists here are in no way finished. I might discover more later on in the year or gather up enough energy to sort out my ridiculously full Goodreads list.  Whatever happens I want to have fun in 2012 and read a lot more books!
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