Friday, June 29, 2012

Cover Love #36



Through The Ever Night
by: Veronica Rossi
Expected Release: January 8th, 2013

Thoughts: Not exactly how I pictured Perry, but that guy is still HOT. And this cover is still absolutely gorgeous! Cannot wait for this one!


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17 & Gone
by: Nova Ren Suma
Expected Release: March 21st, 2013

Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Lauren is having visions of girls who have gone missing. And all these girls have just one thing in common—they are 17 and gone without a trace. As Lauren struggles to shake these waking nightmares, impossible questions demand urgent answers: Why are the girls speaking to Lauren? How can she help them? And . . . is she next? As Lauren searches for clues, everything begins to unravel, and when a brush with death lands her in the hospital, a shocking truth emerges, changing everything.

 Thoughts: This cover is WICKED gorgeous. AH I freaken LOVE the colors. The sun spots... like GAH GORGEOUS.

Once by: Anna Carey

Synopsis: When you're being hunted, who can you trust?

For the first time since she escaped from her school many months ago, Eve can sleep soundly. She's living in Califia, a haven for women, protected from the terrifying fate that awaits orphaned girls in The New America.

But her safety came at a price: She was forced to abandon Caleb, the boy she loves, wounded and alone at the city gates. When Eve gets word that Caleb is in trouble, she sets out into the wild again to rescue him, only to be captured and brought to the City of Sand, the capital of The New America.

Trapped inside the City walls, Eve uncovers a shocking secret about her past--and is forced to confront the harsh reality of her future. When she discovers Caleb is alive, Eve attempts to flee her prison so they can be together--but the consequences could be deadly. She must make a desperate choice to save the ones she loves . . . or risk losing Caleb forever.

In this breathless sequel to "Eve," Anna Carey returns to her tale of romance, adventure, and sacrifice in a world that is both wonderfully strange and chillingly familiar.

*below contains slight spoilers for Eve (Book #1)*

Thoughts: What?! The thoughts my brain are trying to process are just "Why Anna why?" and "Where is Rise when I need it?".  Honesty, Once is even better than Eve. It's more surprising, more gripping, and you get to uncover a whole new world as Eve discovers it. And one things for sure, Anna Carey loves to create gripping survival stories with heart breaking endings.

It's been three months since Eve arrived in Califia and three months since she's seen Caleb. As much as she's told to forget, she knows in her heart she cannot. So, when she hears a rumor that Caleb is alive and in need of help, she takes that chance to escape. But, she quickly falls into a trap and is taken to the City of Sand. It's there that she uncovers her heritage... that she is the king's daughter. The world is still a corrupt place though, and Caleb is what matters most to her. Together they'll have to figure out a plan before Eve's new life turns even more upside down.

At first, I admit I was nervous to read this one. With Eve ending in the all girls camp and no Caleb, I thought I was going to be disappointed but boy was I wrong. Anna took this series in a direction I wasn't anticipating at all and I thought Once was even more exciting than the first.  All the new characters we got to meet I ended up liking for different reasons. Especially Charles, who is an artist in a way with a kind heart. And, even though Charles gets put into a tough place, I sympathized with him.  Also, most of the book also takes place in the City Of Sand which was a nice change of scenery. It was exciting to see the town and all it's deceptions and beauty.

For Caleb and Eve, I was extremely happy how their relationship progressed. I'm still in love with Caleb and his light green eyes and how he's willing to do anything for Eve. I feel so bad, so often for Caleb and I really want a happy ending so badly for him. He deserves it more than anyone. Then, there's Eve who everything and the kitchen sink is thrown at her in this story. She has to deal with the king being her father, lies, Caleb, new palace people, her friends, and everything in between and yet she handles them with her head on straight and major strength. Most characters, give into their new world or slightly do, but Eve hardly does and I was so proud of her. She saw the world around her, knew what she's been through, and stuck with perusing her same fight. High fives for Eve and Caleb all around!

*sits here still shaking head* Anna, how can you make the book so fantastical, and then end it on a note like that? It's an ending where you're like what the hell just happened? And then you have to wait for the third book to hope you're wrong. That being said, I was very impressed with Once and completely enjoyed it. I absolutely cannot wait for Rise.


- 5 out of 5 Splatters -

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Theme Song Thursday #2


So this week I've decided to do Hushed by: Kelley York. This book is absolutely amazing, and twisted, and pure perfection. If you'd like to read my review you can find that HERE.

Now, this book was insanely hard for me to choose one theme song for... so I didn't. I honestly could probably create a whole playlist for this book. Because I like dark music. And this book is quite dark in its own way. So I picked a few songs... and I'll explain lyrics/sound wise, etc. why I picked them! So enjoy! :)


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Okay, so the first song I like for Hushed is a cliche one, because it's called "Archers" by: Brand New. I say cliche because if you'd read the book (or the synopsis) the main character's name is Archer.


Here's why I like it: 

"What did you learn tonight?
You're shouting so loud, you barely enjoy this broken thing.
You're a voice that never sings, that's what i say.
You are freezing over hell,
You are bringing on the end, you do so well
you can only blame yourself, that's what I say."

- I like those lyrics for Archer in particular. Because he is somewhat broken, and the things he does he can only blame himself for.

I also like:

There is an ember in the heart of this kiln
and it's burning hot with love.
Burning out my sins till there's nothing but dust
then rolling me with care into your cigarette."

"Burning out my sins till there's nothing but dust" I totally think of Archer and Evan.

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The next song is one of my favorites and it's perfect for this book. It's called "Stupid Girl" by Framing Hanley. 


Here's why I like it:

I'm going to post ALL the lyrics. Because they are all kind of PERFECT for this book. 


"Feels like the walls are closing in on me
I'm suffocating, I can barely breathe
And you've got me right where you want me

This is the side of you I've never seen
You're not the girl that you used to be
And you've got me right where you want me

You always know, how to bring me down
Let's just face it now, I'm never changin'

You are my world, my everything
You stupid girl, you're gonna be the death of me
So let me go, just let me be
You stupid girl, I love the way you're killing me
(killing me)
You stupid girl

You're like an angel but with broken wings
A heart so cold can never show mercy
And you've got me right where you want me

You are my world, my everything
You stupid girl, you're gonna be the death of me
So let me go, just let me be
You stupid girl, I love the way you're killing me
(killing me)
You stupid girl (killing me)
You stupid girl

I know I'm a bastard, I'm not a coward
Why can't you see what you're doin' to me?
I'm falling faster, more every hour
Why can't you see what you're doin' to me?

Open your eyes, open your eyes

This is killing me."

These lyrics are SO perfect for Vivian and Archer's relation. Archer has always loved Vivian and will do anything for her. And, it is killing him. He's making choices he'd never thought he would, but he does them for Vivian even though she uses him. And she has no idea what she's doing to him.

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This next one is called "Paper Lung" by Underoath. And I like the sound of it... eerie and impacting. Plus these few lyrics make me think of Archer and how he carries a lot of Vivian's pain.


"It's too late to pry away.
But it's hard to hear me when you're sinking

Swim here, I wanna see you,
Wash it down, wash it down.

How can you sleep here? I bear the weight of your world
I don't believe in a single word you sold to me.

I bear your burden, for the last time,
I swear I'm done with all of this.

It's too late, to pry you away from the undertow,
I watch it take you, then I walk away."

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 This next song is a classic. I adore this song. And yet again it's another song where I think the whole song is perfect for Archer's Situation. It's Faint by: Linkin Park



I am a little bit of loneliness a little bit of disregard
Handful of complaints but I can’t help the fact that everyone can see these scars
I am what I want you to want what I want you to feel
But it's like no matter what I do, I can't convince you, to just believe this is real
So I let go, watching you, turn your back like you always do
Face away and pretend that I'm not
But I'll be here 'cause you're all that I got

I can't feel the way I did before
Don't turn your back on me
I won't be ignored
Time won't change this damage anymore
Don't turn your back on me
I won't be ignored

I am a little bit insecure a little unconfident
Cause you don't understand I do what I can but sometimes I don't make sense
I am what you never wanna say but I've never had a doubt
It's like no matter what I do I can't convince you for once just to hear me out
So I let go watching you turn your back like you always do
Face away and pretend that I'm not
But I'll be here 'cause you're all that I've got.

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 I wanted to throw one in that still has a dark feel to it. But, makes me think if Evan. And it's another classic which is Bring Me To Life by: Evanescence. And ironically... the band has the name "Evan" in it! HA!



"Save me from the nothing I've become."

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And this final one... I adore the feeling and the sound it gives off. I also imagine hearing this song for a scene towards the end of the book. One that's a game changer. A scene that's pretty dark.

Damien Rice - 9 crimes


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So what do you think? Do you agree with me if you've read the book? Do you like the songs? Do you have any thoughts of your own... any other song suggestions for the book. Or why you like the lyrics of this song for the book?

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Cover Love #35


THESE. These will be some of my favorite books after I read them. I just know it.

Breaking Point
by: Kristen Simmons
Expected Release: February 5th, 2013

Series:

 

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Destroy Me
by: Tahereh Mafi
Expected Release: October 2nd, 2012

Synopsis: Perfect for the fans of Shatter Me who are desperately awaiting the release of Unravel Me, this novella-length digital original will bridge the gap between these two novels from the perspective of the villain we all love to hate, Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45.

In Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me, Juliette escaped from The Reestablishment by seducing Warner—and then putting a bullet in his shoulder. But as she’ll learn in Destroy Me, Warner is not that easy to get rid of. . .

Back at the base and recovering from his near-fatal wound, Warner must do everything in his power to keep his soldiers in check and suppress any mention of a rebellion in the sector. Still as obsessed with Juliette as ever, his first priority is to find her, bring her back, and dispose of Adam and Kenji, the two traitors who helped her escape. But when Warner’s father, The Supreme Commander of The Reestablishment, arrives to correct his son’s mistakes, it’s clear that he has much different plans for Juliette. Plans Warner simply cannot allow.

Set after Shatter Me and before its forthcoming sequel, Unravel Me, Destroy Me is a novella told from the perspective of Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45

 Series:





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 Sever
by: Lauren DeStefano
Expected Release: February 12th, 2013

Synopsis: In the first two books of the Chemical Garden trilogy, Wither and Fever, Rhine struggles to escape the mansion and then to navigate the brutal world outside. Now in Sever, the third and final book, Rhine uncovers some shattering truths about the past that her parents never had the chance to tell her and the alarming implications regarding her own genes. She may be the one who can save the human race.






 
Series:


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Yeah. They're all FREAKEN AWESOME. And I am DYING to read them all. These are three of my favorite series. And I cannot WAIT!!

Easy by: Tammara Webber

Synopsis: When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she’s single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, stalked by her ex’s frat brother, and failing a class for the first time in her life.

Her econ professor gives her an email address for Landon, the class tutor, who shows her that she’s still the same intelligent girl she’s always been. As Jacqueline becomes interested in more from her tutor than a better grade, his teasing responses make the feeling seem mutual. There’s just one problem—their only interactions are through email.

Meanwhile, a guy in her econ class proves his worth the first night she meets him. Nothing like her popular ex or her brainy tutor, Lucas sits on the back row, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. At a downtown club, he disappears after several dances that leave her on fire. When he asks if he can sketch her, alone in her room, she agrees—hoping for more.

Then Jacqueline discovers a withheld connection between her supportive tutor and her seductive classmate, her ex comes back into the picture, and her stalker escalates his attention by spreading rumors that they’ve hooked up. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy.

Thoughts: Easy was easily one of my favorite reads of the year so far. I even think I finally know what I want a tattoo of! Which is a brilliant and perfect quote from this book.  Easy is a book that I have no doubt in my mind that everyone should read. It's a sexy book. A fun book. A real book. And mostly, a powerful story.

The background: We start off with Jacqueline, who followed her long time boyfriend to college, even though it may not have been exactly what she wanted. Then the worst happens, after being together for three years, Kennedy breaks up with her.

Several weeks later: Her best friend Erin, who happens to be a sorority girl, convinces Jacqueline that she needs to get out and party... So she does. It just so happens that, that night she's attacked, but a super sexy boy saves her. It's then that she realizes that her savior, is in her economics class... The same class that she's failing. She soon starts bumping into Lucas everywhere and realizing that there may be a connection between them. But, everything's not so easy for Jacqueline, she's still got to deal with her ex being around, her ex's best jerk stalking her, the fact that she may be falling for her economics tutor, and just trying to get her life back on track while falling for a sexy artist boy in the process. Maybe not so easy after all...

I seriously cannot put into words how much I loved this book. It's so perfect. Tammara's writing draws you in from the freighting and eventful first chapter and she makes it so easy (pun intended) to stay hooked through out the whole amazing roller coaster of a story. This book is a contemporary and it's not one of those fairy tale contemporaries... Well... I'll let you be the judge of that. But, Easy is such a real story. These are real things that happen to real college students and life isn't easy for anyone. You honestly never know what someone is dealing with.

I've been in a long relationship like Jacqueline, where that person become your life, what you kind of revolve yourself around. And when you lose that person, it's like your entire world shatters. You're not the same person anymore. And, I had the same problem where I started doing terrible in a class because of it, just like Jacqueline. Jacqueline picks herself up though, with the slight help of Lucas, and becomes an even stronger person than she was before and I so admired that in her.

Lucas. I want to say his whole name, because it's so sexy, but alas sorry I cannot... just trust me on it! Lucas is everything I could ever want in a boy and more. He's intelligent, patient, understanding, has tattoos that mean something to him, works at Starbucks, rides a motorcycle, is a hard worker, he's an artist, I mean I could go on forever about this boy. I honestly think Tammara was trying to create thee perfect boy, and she succeeded by a million. Every person comes with their flaws though, and Lucas's we're his past. But, see I'm in love with boys who are haunted by their past. The fact that Lucas has come out on top in spite of his past, just made me love him ever more. I love Lucas.

If I haven't convinced you yet, go buy this book. It's not just a book to fall in love with, but it'll inspire you. Teach you a lesson. And, if you want to laugh too... don't worry there's plenty of those! Especially where Erin is concerned; I loved her character! Overall, this book is everything I could have asked for. I've loved all of Tammara Webber's books that I've read so far and Easy just blew my mind.


- A Million Splatters out of 5 -

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Teaser Tuesday #41


So, I haven't done a Teaser Tuesday in a ridiculously long time. And, I've read so many awesome books lately it's hard to choose what to tease you with! But, I recently read Easy by: Tammara Webber and it blew my mind with it's amazingness


And I know you're all in love with sexy scenes like myself, so enjoy. ;)

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"His lips were warm and firm, pressing against mine, and when his tongue began a gentle onslaught against the line of my lips, I opened them. Tongue delving into my mouth, his hands traveled in opposite directions - one to my still-crossed wrists, pressing them into the mattress above my head, one skimming down my side, digging into my waist. He kissed me harder, claiming the responses he coaxed from me. My head swam, and I was drawing in short bursts of air as if I was surfacing every few seconds before diving deeper."
- Page 90 (According to the eBook)

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And because I LOVE Jacqueline's best friend Erin, here's a line from her that I literally laughed out loud when I read it.

"'Holy fuckburgers. Who was that hot guy?' Erin carefully maneuvered her daddy-furnished Volvo sedan around the people weaving drunkenly through the parking lot. "If I wasn't stone cold sober, I'd think he was a figment of my sex-starved imagination."
- Page 49 (According to the eBook)

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Okay, so what did you think ?! Everyone needs to go buy this book ASAP. My review will be out tomorrow, and that should definitely convince you! :) I freaken LOVED this book.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Intangible by: J. Meyers

Synopsis: Twins Sera and Luke Raine have a well-kept secret—she heals with a touch of her hand, he sees the future. All their lives they’ve helped those in need on the sly. They’ve always thought of their abilities as being a gift.

Then Luke has a vision that Sera is killed. That gift they’ve always cherished begins to feel an awful lot like a curse. Because the thing about Luke’s ability? He’s always right. And he can’t do anything about it.

Thoughts: Intangible is one of those books where you find yourself loving every character. Needing to know what happens next. And, hoping that there will be a happy ending and not a dreadful one. Plus look at that pretty cover!!  Intangible is exciting, dangerous, and full of magical moments.

We start off with Twins Sera, who can heal, and Luke, who can see the future. Then one freighting vision later, Luke sees Sera killed and his visions are never wrong. It becomes a race against time for Luke to figure out a way to save Sera. All the while, creatures are coming out that they never knew existed. Vampires, Fae, and well they might know something that Sera and Luke don't.

First off, I'm in love with twins. Any kind of twins is a huge win in my book and I absolutely adored Luke and Sera's story. Even though they both depend on each other so much, they each have their own strength. Watching them discover the world around them, figure out that they're apart of something bigger, and then do anything to save each other is true sibling love. Also, with Sera I really enjoyed her relationship with Mark. Mark is one of the sexy boys with the dark past that I find myself clinging to so I can give him a big hug. I thought he and Sera were good for each other, and I really hope to see more of him in the future.

Overall, the lore J. Meyers created was fascinating. Not only did she make Fae, and vampires, but she threw in special powers as well and that really captured my attention. Another thing J. Meyers did, was that she told the book from many different view points, and yet they were all perfectly in line with the story and easy to follow. I was very impressed with it and also loved it because I adore being inside different character's heads. Intangible is completely original and has loads of thrills to keep you turning the pages. I'll definitely be looking for the next one!

- 4 out of 5 Splatters -

Music Monday #58


Hi all! Hope you had a great week last week!

Here's what been on my playlist this week :) Enjoy!

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1) Linkin Park - Lost In The Echo


2) Anthem In - Cloudbusting


3) Dev - Breathe



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So what do ya think? Comments? Suggestions? Love notes?!
PS. If you want to see more of what I'm listening to check out my hash tag on twitter: #JenasPlaylist! :)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

In My Mailbox #31

In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by The Story Siren. Where you can share the books you received for the week!




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For Review
1) Reflection by: Jessica Roberts
2) Borrowed Ember by: Samantha Young

Bought
3) What A Boy Wants by: Nyrae Dawn

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Small, but excited!!! :) What did you get ?

Saturday, June 23, 2012

A Midsummer's Nightmare by: Kody Keplinger

Synopsis: Whitley Johnson's dream summer with her divorcé dad has turned into a nightmare. She's just met his new fiancée and her kids. The fiancée's son? Whitley's one-night stand from graduation night. Just freakin' great.

Worse, she totally doesn't fit in with her dad's perfect new country-club family. So Whitley acts out. She parties. Hard. So hard she doesn't even notice the good things right under her nose: a sweet little future stepsister who is just about the only person she's ever liked, a best friend (even though Whitley swears she doesn't "do" friends), and a smoking-hot guy who isn't her stepbrother...at least, not yet. It will take all three of them to help Whitley get through her anger and begin to put the pieces of her family together.

Filled with authenticity and raw emotion, Whitley is Kody Keplinger's most compelling character to date: a cynical Holden Caulfield-esque girl you will wholly care about.

Thoughts: Kody Kepliger has done it again. A Midsummer's Nightmare is a book I easily fell in love with from the beginning. She has a way of making her stories about so much more than a love story. She involves family issues, self reflection, and friendships. It's everything you could want in a contemporary and more.

We start off with Whitley Johnson, who wakes up in bed with a stranger. She doesn't remember much about the party but she knows she slept with this boy. Whitley continues with her normal way and tries to forget about him. She's going to live with her father for the summer and she's excited about it until she finds out her dad has moved, is engaged, and his fiancé's son... Just happens to be the boy she just recently had a one night stand with. So much for a great summer before college, right?

Whitley is one of those girls who get the terrible rep, who act the part, but really haven't done the things to back it up. A girl who's just been living the life dealt to her. I loved watching her change from the girl she is in the beginning to who she becomes in the end. She's tough, fun, and gorgeous and by the end of the book she finally puts all her good qualities in the right place. And I was so happy for her.

There's also Nathan. Who I absolutely adore. He's exactly what you would consider the perfect "hot nerd". He admits to not being a saint, but overall he's a huge sweetheart with an innocent heart. He's build, sexy, cares about his sister, is smart, a basketball player, loves computers and sci-fi ... I mean come on! How can you not love this kid? Not to mention how many boys get out of bed at 3am to come rescue you? I adored watching his and Whitley's relationship grow. Watching each of them turn into something for the other that they both so desperately needed.

This book touches on family and inner issues in such a right way. I'm sure so many people can relate to divorces, being ignored, needing an escape, and maybe not having as many friends as you wanted. Kody weaves her story so beautifully and I was rooting for the characters the whole way through! Also, Harrison as a best friend would totally rock in so many ways!

I read this book in a few hours because I simply could not put it down. If you want a quick read that is sure to have you smiling,  feeling lots of emotion, yet leaving an ending that is loads of contentment and happiness. Definitely pick this one up!

 - 5 out of 5 Splatters -

Friday, June 22, 2012

Photography Friday #44


It's been a while. Hiiii :)

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*None of these photos are my own unless otherwise stated. Just photos I've found.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

My So-Called Teenage Life Blog Hop


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So... I'm only 22. My teenage years really weren't that long ago. But alas! Teenage years start at 13 right? And I KNOW I can find some embarrassing things from middle school. Did I mention I hated middle school? Well I did.

Any who, here's some pictures and some diary entries from back then! Enjoy :)

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So I'm going to go backwards by age! 



We'll start with 17:

Yep, I was a cheerleader :) From middle school until my freshman year in college!

 One of my favorite pictures ever!



Age 16:

Yes I'm the one to the far right. We thought we were that cool.

Age 15:

Going to a dance at a friend's school! This is referred to as my "Belle" dress. And yes, I still have it. And *think* still fit it LOL.

Age 14:
 (This is where I start to get SO UGLY. SO EMBARRASSING.)

Ah.... yeah.

Ninth grade hang outs...you know. We were so cool. Actually, my first BF is taking the picture. LOL.


Age 13:


I actually adore this picture. LOL And this night is when I actually first learned how to use eye liner! Courtesy to the the other girl in the picture!

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Now that we've got those out of the way. I have EVEN MORE WAYS TO EMBARRASS myself! :) Below. Is a poem I wrote at age 13. And a diary entry from when I was also 13. While I looked through these, I seriously was LAUGHING my ass off. I cannot believe I wrote these things. It's absolutely crazy to look back on.

What possessed me to write like this.. I will never know. I'll just blame teenage love. LOL

And I cannot believe I used to... wRitE lYkE DiZ!


Go ahead laugh. Please do. I laughed SO hard. The sad thing is I still remember exactly who this is written about. LOL


So I used to have the hugest crush on this kid...

And I swear my handwriting is WAY better now! lol.


If you weren't apart of this hop. You totally missed out. This is was SO much fun. And I cannot wait to do this again when I'm say 40. As a suggestion, I suggest everyone go dig through your old stuff today or tomorrow. Because you will get a laugh or a smile out of it. I'm SURE of it. :)

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Theme Song Thursday



Hey lovely followers! So if you know me or follow my blog, you know I love music. I love lyrics, and sexy voices, and meaningful songs. And even though there are probably tons of music meme's out there I've decided to start my own! Because I already tend to link songs I love to books.

It's called (yep you guessed it) THEME SONG THURSDAY! What I plan on doing is picking a book that I have read or am currently reading. And I'll choose a song (or maybe two if I can't choose) that I think really describes the book. Whether it be the lyrics or the music, or something else!

Helping me out today with posts of their own are two of my favorites:


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So go check out their posts as well!! :) Now without further adieu... my Theme Song Thursday!

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The book I've chosen to do this week is Sweet Evil by: Wendy Higgins.


I debated really hard between two books, but the song I've chosen for this book, actually means a lot to me, so that is why Sweet Evil ultimately won.

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The Song I've Chosen: Blinding by: Florence + The Machine


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The Lyrics & Why I Chose The Song:

"Seems that I have been held, in some dreaming state
A tourist in the waking world, never quite awake
No kiss, no gentle word could wake me from this slumber
Until I realize that it was you who held me under."

 I feel like this describes perfectly where Anna starts out in the beginning of the book. "Being held in some dreaming state" I think describes how innocent she was in the beginning, how much of a good girl she was. And until she meet Kaidan, she realizes what she's been missing.


Felt it in my fist, in my feet, in the hollows of my eyelids
Shaking through my skull, through my spine and down through my ribs

These are probably two of my three favorite lines in the whole song.  And I think these lines describe two things. One: when Anna finally realizes that she's completely falling for Kaidan. That she wants him so badly. And, two: When she finally gives in to the dangerous side of who she is. She enjoys it and likes it and she can feel that it's who she is.

No more dreaming of the dead as if death itself was undone
No more calling like a crow for a boy, for a body in the garden
No more dreaming like a girl so in love, so in love
No more dreaming like a girl so in love, so in love
No more dreaming like a girl so in love with the wrong world

UGH.  This Chorus. I'm in love with it. For my own selfish reasons, yep. But I do think it goes so well with Sweet Evil as well. 

With "no more dreaming of the dead as if death itself was undone" for Sweet Evil, I think of Anna leaving her old life behind. It's dead now. And she has a new world, one of sin that she's now in.

"No more calling like a crow for a boy, for a body in a garden." This is another of my favorite lines in the song. And who do I think of when I hear it in terms of Sweet Evil? Yep, you guessed it Kaidan. And I think this quote from the book sums up perfectly what I think.... 

"Now I understood what Kai tried to get me to see: There was nothing healthy about desperately wanting something you couldn't have. I would never have a husband or childrean. He would never have the freedom to let himself be loved. And each time we saw each other was a painful reminder of those facts."

RIGHT?!

And then the last lines, "no more dreaming like a girl so in love with the wrong world". Anna knows better now. She has no idea what life has in store for her now, but her old life is gone. And being in love with someone who you can't have, isn't any good.

All around the world was waking, I never could go back.

Definitely Anna's new world. There is no running for her now. No going back. She's in the sinful world, and she's in deep.


Now, shying away from the lyrics. I think the sound of the song fits Sweet Evil perfectly too. It's dark and somewhat eerie and sad. I just love the feel of it for the book. I can definitely hear it playing in my head when I re-read the end of the book.

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So what do you think? Do you agree with me if you've read the book? Do you like the song? Do you have any thoughts of your own... any other song suggestions for the book. Or why you like the lyrics of this song for the book?


And also! What do you think of Theme Song Thursday. Let me know! :)


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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Cover Love #34


Look at these recently revealed beauties!!

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Taken
by: Erin Bowman
Expected Release: April 16th, 2013

Synopsis: There are no men in Claysoot. There are boys—but every one of them vanishes at midnight on his eighteenth birthday. The ground shakes, the wind howls, a blinding light descends...and he’s gone.

They call it the Heist.

Gray Weathersby’s eighteenth birthday is mere months away, and he’s prepared to meet his fate–until he finds a strange note from his mother and starts to question everything he’s been raised to accept: the Council leaders and their obvious secrets. The Heist itself. And what lies beyond the Wall that surrounds Claysoot–a structure that no one can cross and survive.

Climbing the Wall is suicide, but what comes after the Heist could be worse. Should he sit back and wait to be taken–or risk everything on the hope of the other side?

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 Everbound (Everneath #2)
by: Brodi Ashton
Expected Release: January 22nd, 2013

Synopsis: Two months ago, the Tunnels of the underworld came for Nikki Beckett. That night, Nikki's boyfriend, Jack, made the ultimate sacrifice. All Nikki wants is to save Jack before it's too late. All Cole wants is to find his queen - and he thinks Nikki is the one. Both determined, both desperate, Nikki and Cole form a tense alliance, leading them on a dangerous journey to The Heart of The Everneath.





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 The Savage Blue
by: Zoraida Cordova
Expected Release: 2013














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Aren't they all so pretty?! I cannot wait to read them all!!! :)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Blog Tour: Queen Of Swords


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- The Book -

Synopsis: When the cards tell Ophelia Leoni she's supposed to marry the Prince of Hansarda, the gunrunner grits her teeth and boards the starship that comes for her. It doesn't matter if the ship's commander is the gorgeous stranger whose bed she just spent a wild, drunken night in. As a Diviner, she’s painfully aware the cards don't lie. Ever.

Boone O’Keirna knows Ophelia is trouble the second he sees the way she moves. Not about to let the deadly little hellcat marry his sadistic half-brother, Boone pretends to be the Prince’s emissary and kidnaps Ophelia. Too bad they can’t be in the same room without him wanting to throw her out an airlock–or into bed.

Even as they fight each other–and their explosive attraction–Ophelia and Boone sense something is wrong. Too much is going their way. Soon, they realize while the cards may never lie, the truth is sometimes hidden between them…and the future king of Hansarda is not one to take defeat lying down.

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- The Author -

Katee Robert learned to tell stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her favorites then were the rather epic adventures of The Three Bears, but at age twelve she discovered romance novels and never looked back.

Though she dabbled in writing, life got in the way—as it often does—and she spent a few years traveling, living in both Philadelphia and Germany. In between traveling and raising her two wee ones, she had the crazy idea that she’d like to write a book and try to get published.

Her first novel was an epic fantasy that, God willing, will never see the light of day. From there, she dabbled in YA and horror, before finally finding speculative romance. Because, really, who wouldn’t want to write entire books about the smoking-hot relationships between two people?
She now spends her time—when not lost in Far Reach worlds—playing imaginary games with her wee ones, writing, ogling men, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.

Website || Goodreads || Twitter
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- Author Interview -


Questions

1) Kiss, Marry, Kill!
 
- Peeta, Gale, and Finnick

Kiss Finnick, marry Gale (yum!) and... damn. I guess kill Peeta. He's great for Katniss, but the man wouldn't survive a zombie apocalypse. 

 - 3 characters from Queen Of Swords

Kiss Jenny, marry Boone (of course!), and kill Kristian (sadistic half-brother to the dreamy Boone) - and yeah, they're all in the same family. So sue me :P


2) What inspired you to write books with futuristic worlds and characters with awesome abilities?

I had been trying to put together a heroine for my SF world for ages and had my palm read at our county fair. Palm reading is just a half jump sideways from tarot and reading tarot fit my needs perfectly. And it's so fun!

3) Favorite place to write?

I have a specific couch (half covered in sticky notes and spare papers) where I write.



4) Theme song for Queen Of Swords?

Oh, that's a hard one. It's less a theme song than the one I had on repeat (with a few others) through the whole writing of this book - New Dark Ages by Bad Religion. 



5) Which scenes do you like to write best? (Kissing, Fighting, Comical) Why?

Well, that's up for debate! LOL. I'm not sure which I write best, but the fighting scenes come most naturally to me. I see how things work in my head and do my best to translate that over into the story.



6) If you could pick an actor who resembles Boone, who would you pick? How about Ophelia?

Boone is Ian Somerhalder with about 50 extra pounds of muscle. Ophelia is Eliza Dushku. 

7) For those who haven't read your books, give us a mini description in 10 words or less! 

Exiled prince kidnaps gunrunner's daughter--chaos and smexy times ensue.



8) Anything else you'd like to tell us about you or your books? :)
Oh lordy, let's see. Just that I hope you enjoy Ophelia and Boone's story and if you ever want to talk zombie plans or sexy good times, you can find me on Twitter - @katee_robert.

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- My Review -

I loved this book! Plain and simple. The worlds that Katee created are beyond imaginative. They're so futuristic, exciting and so diverse. Plus with Queen Of Swords, there is constant action, arguing, sex, witty remarks, and kick-ass characters. It's one long thrill ride, and I'd warp into this world any time!

Read My Full Review Here!!
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- Giveaway -

- One winner will win an eBook copy of Queen Of Swords!!

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Queen of Swords by: Katee Robert

Synopsis: When the cards tell Ophelia Leoni she's supposed to marry the Prince of Hansarda, the gunrunner grits her teeth and boards the starship that comes for her. It doesn't matter if the ship's commander is the gorgeous stranger whose bed she just spent a wild, drunken night in. As a Diviner, she’s painfully aware the cards don't lie. Ever.

Boone O’Keirna knows Ophelia is trouble the second he sees the way she moves. Not about to let the deadly little hellcat marry his sadistic half-brother, Boone pretends to be the Prince’s emissary and kidnaps Ophelia. Too bad they can’t be in the same room without him wanting to throw her out an airlock–or into bed.

Even as they fight each other–and their explosive attraction–Ophelia and Boone sense something is wrong. Too much is going their way. Soon, they realize while the cards may never lie, the truth is sometimes hidden between them…and the future king of Hansarda is not one to take defeat lying down.

Thoughts:  Non-stop action, sexy, and one hell of a ride. I loved this story from beginning to end! Queen Of Swords is literally out of this world. Plus the book cover... It's purely gorgeous!

We start off with Ophelia who, like her mother, is a Diviner. Unfortunately her mother has grave news, Ophelia is to be married to a monster. Since it is the Lady's will, she will not fight it. But, when her escort turns out to be the sexy and infuriating Boone, who she just had one wild night with, this journey can only mean one thing: trouble. And Ophelia will find herself in situations she could have never imagined.

I loved this book! Plain and simple. The worlds that Katee created are beyond imaginative. They're so futuristic, exciting and so diverse. Plus with Queen Of Swords, there is constant action, arguing, sex, witty remarks, and kick-ass characters. It's one long thrill ride, and I'd warp into this world any time!

Katee puts so much strength into each of her characters. Ophelia isn't one to take anything lying down and she doesn't trust much but herself, her family, and the Lady.

There was one part towards the end where a certain character showed up and I think my jaw hit the floor. I was like WAIT. What the EFF? I love surprises like that, and I really hope Katee answers the huge question mark hanging over my head in future books! Overall though, if you enjoy tons of action, sexiness, characters who wittiness will have you begging for more, and ultimately one kick-ass story... this book is for you! Cannot wait for the next one!

 - 5 out of 5 Splatters -