Saturday, November 27, 2010

Song Stuck In My Head Saturday (6)

I am now scheduling most of my posts so hopefully I will never forget my meme again because I LOVE it! I basically just choose a song that's been stuck in my head all week, in the hopes of getting it out. So, if you want to adapt my meme just credit me plz!

This weeks song:

Friday, November 26, 2010

Book Blogger Hop: November 26-29!!!

Book Blogger Hop

I haven't done a Blog Hop in so long! You can join in the fun over at Crazy For Books!

This week's question is: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK COVER?
Wow, this is a hard one but today I was browsing around on Goodreads and saw a gorgeous cover:
The font is beautiful, I love the water and the lightning in the distance, and the girl is HOT! I know, you can't see her face but a heterosexual teen girl can dream...


OH NO! is right! I just saw another blog with the same background as mine! :-(

I had to know this would happen because it's free and very beautiful but it still freakin sucks! I finally find a background that I want to keep and not change every 2 weeks like the others and then this happens. Do you think I should just keep it or change it? I'd love to get a custom design but I don't see a time soon where I'll be able to afford it and I can't wait. I am THE WORST DECISION-MAKER EVER!!

Stolen by Lucy Christopher Review

From Goodreads: Gemma, 16, is on layover at Bangkok Airport, en route with her parents to a vacation in Vietnam. She steps away for just a second, to get a cup of coffee. Ty - rugged, tan, too old, oddly familiar - pays for Gemma's drink. And drugs it. They talk. Their hands touch. And before Gemma knows what's happening, Ty takes her. Steals her away. The unknowing object of a long obsession, Gemma has been kidnapped by her stalker and brought to the desolate Australian Outback.

Stolen is her gripping story of survival, of how she has to come to terms with her living nightmare - or die trying to fight it.
Rating: 4.5/5

Plot: 4/5

Characters: 5/5

Ending: 5/5

I thought this book was about human trafficking- it's not exactly. Gemma is a teen girl who's stolen (get the title?), by a man who I thought would be the guy who lures in the girls and then sends them to the big bosses, but I am soon confused by the way the story unfolds. Ty, the captor, is keeping Gemma. Not sending her off. Not trying to harm her. He wants her to learn to love the Australian outback, just like him, and live there with him-forever. It's very weird.

After I got over my initial shock, I could focus on the story. It was still confusing and hard for me to believe at times but the reader is supposed to be going through Gemma's journey right along with her so I took everything in stride. I don't know if it's because I'm a hopeless romantic or Ty really is a semi-good guy but I honestly had mixed feelings on if I wanted Ty to let Gemma go. Near the end of the book, without ruining the book for you guys, I was feeling happy and not totally stressed out for Gemma like I was previously. So, I'm feeling good and then....BAM!! Something stupid and annoying and something that pisses me off happens. But it also makes the story that much better. This whole book is black and white for me.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Fallout by Ellen Hopkins Review

From Goodreads: Hunter, Autumn, and Summer—three of Kristina Snow's five children—live in different homes, with different guardians and different last names. They share only a predisposition for addiction and a host of troubled feelings toward the mother who barely knows them, a mother who has been riding with the monster, crank, for twenty years.

Hunter is nineteen, angry, getting by in college with a job at a radio station, a girlfriend he loves in the only way he knows how, and the occasional party. He's struggling to understand why his mother left him, when he unexpectedly meets his rapist father, and things get even more complicated. Autumn lives with her single aunt and alcoholic grandfather. When her aunt gets married, and the only family she's ever known crumbles, Autumn's compulsive habits lead her to drink. And the consequences of her decisions suggest that there's more of Kristina in her than she'd like to believe. Summer doesn't know about Hunter, Autumn, or their two youngest brothers, Donald and David. To her, family is only abuse at the hands of her father's girlfriends and a slew of foster parents. Doubt and loneliness overwhelm her, and she, too, teeters on the edge of her mother's notorious legacy. As each searches for real love and true family, they find themselves pulled toward the one person who links them together—Kristina, Bree, mother, addict. But it is in each other, and in themselves, that they find the trust, the courage, the hope to break the cycle.
Told in three voices and punctuated by news articles chronicling the family's story, FALLOUT is the stunning conclusion to the trilogy begun by CRANK and GLASS, and a testament to the harsh reality that addiction is never just one person's problem.

Rating: 4.5/5

Plot: 5/5

Characters: 5/5

Ending: 4.5/5

So I'm finally getting to this review. Ellen's books always leave me so emotional and numb for a while afterwards so I didn't want to write a review right away. Now that I'm all stable and shtuff, on with the review!

Sadly, this is the last book in Ellen's Crank series, and while I was sad it wasn't from Kristina's point of view, I realized after reading it that Hopkins did the right thing by showing how her kids see her. I could have read this book in a day because it was so amazing and I needed to know how the Snow family turned out. But, like anyway who knows me knows, I stretch out  a book as long as I can if it's the last in a series. I don't think there's much I can say about this book without ruinning it for anyone but I do want to say that for the first time reading any of her books, I had real hope that things could be alright-even if your family is messed up.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Giveaway Winner!!!

Sorry I'm a few days late on announcing the winner but I never specified when I would did I?? Yay, loophole!!!!





Congrats!! I've sent you an email :-)

Top 5 Sundays (6)

Yay! I love this meme!!!
1 - Write a post listing your TOP 5 choices within the theme chosen (or was chosen on a poll) for the week.
2 - Mention Larissa's blog on the post and link back to it.
3 - Fell free to use the Feature's image (there is a smaller size version of it bellow)
4 - After you've finished your post, add you link (of the post, not your blog's main page) to the Mr.Linky at the end of that week's post.
5 – If you don’t have a blog to post, just leave your list in the comments on her blog.
This week's theme is: Favorite Vampires X Shifters {Weres}!(in no particular order)

The first book I thought of was Bite Me (Demon Underground #1) by Parker Blue. I'm telling you, this book is really cool and full of all kinds of things: vamps, eres, shifters, some other things I don't even know what they are. Even a talking dog-kinda...

The Strange Angels Series has so much action and just the right, teeny amount of romance ot keep you reading. It's so real and just...amzing. I chose this cover because it shows a kick-ass fighter, Dru, a vamp, Christophe, and a werewolf-shifter dude, Graves. Awesome names right???

Lucius...oh Lucius...oh Lucius...Yummmmmmmm!

The Undead Series by MaryJanice Davidson is the funniest, most entertaining book I've ever read! You must try, at least, this book and let me know if you like it!

Lastly, the ultimate vampire romance writer, in my opinion, is Richelle Mead's Succubus Series! Georgina and all her shifter, vamp, and other friedns and entartaining and the books are great!