Saturday, December 31, 2011

IMM (3)

In My Mailbox is an awesome meme hosted by Kristin at The Story Siren!

So, here's my last book In My Mailbox for this year. I think that next year, I shall include movies since this blog does both. What do you think, peeps? :D


Arrived in the Mail:



The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
I'm still obsessed with Puck...and right now, as I read this book, I'm kinda mad at him. Thogh I'm still furious as Meghan for walking out on him. D: Let's just say I'm uber happy to get this book. :D
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
 I planned on waiting for this to come out in paperback, since I already have The Hunger Games in paperback and I hate having a series where its mixed like that. BUT. It's been like, what, three years? I don't think a paperback is coming anytime soon. So, I put it on my Christmas wishlist and here it is! :DD Can't wait to start reading it.

Sapphique by Catherine Fisher
Incarceron was pretty good, so I put this on my wishlist to try.:]

If I Die by Rachel Vincent
Khj;lka;dslkfjas. I've been waiting for this book for SO long. I can't wait to read this book. :D

Inheritance by Christopher Paiolini
I pre-ordered this from B&N and gave it to myself for Christmas. I still have yet to finish reading Brisingr though. :d

The Raven and other Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
I really like his work, and I'm kinda obsessed, for lack of a better term, with the Raven. :]

Then I  got these two novelty books, Peanuts Philosophers and  Curious Events in History.


What did you get in your mailbox?

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

384033_2645709978620_1131776315_2817648_1872910421_n_largeHey guys! Sorry about the lack of updates recently but life has been hectic. I have some reviews to come and such, so look out for that. 

BUT! I wanted to drop off a quick post wishing you all a very merry Christmas! If you're Jewish, Happy Hanukkuh! If you're...I don't know what religion it is, but Happy Kwanzaa! :D If you're atheist/agnostic/any other relgion....Have a good day! However, I celebrate Christmas and I wanted to share this epic little tree with you guys. I'm going to attempt to make one (hopefully).

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday: One Moment

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

One Moment 
by Kristine McBride
Release Date:  June 26th 2012
Publisher: EgmontUSA

From Goodreads;
One MomentThis was supposed to be the best summer of Maggie’s life. Now it's the one she'd do anything to forget.

Maggie Reynolds remembers hanging out at the gorge with her closest friends after a blowout party the night before. She remembers climbing the trail hand in hand with her perfect boyfriend, Joey. She remembers that last kiss, soft, lingering, and meant to reassure her. So why can’t she remember what happened in the moment before they were supposed to dive? Why was she left cowering at the top of the cliff, while Joey floated in the water below – dead?

As Maggie’s memories return in snatches, nothing seems to make sense. Why was Joey acting so strangely at the party? Where did he go after taking her home? And if Joey was keeping these secrets, what else was he hiding?


I picked this book because I think it's a refreshing change from all the paranormal and fantasy books. It's more of the real life setting with an interesting plot idea. This would be a book that I'd actually buy.

What do you think?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Review: City of Ashes

Title: City of Ashes (Mortal Instruments, #2)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date:   March 25th 2008
Format: Paperback (Borrowed)
City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2) Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who's becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn't ready to let her go — especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary's only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil — and also her father.
To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings — and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?
City of Ashes is yet another sequel in a series that I absolutely love. Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instrument series is so interesting and gripping, that I can hardly put it down.

I picked up the first book because the description sounded unique and interesting...and because there was a hot guy on the cover. However, once I read the book, I fell in love with even more. This book, City of Ashes, was just as good if not better than the first one.

Of course the plot is really good. That goes without saying. However, the number one thing I love in that book is Jace. He makes me laugh and he uses witticisms that I would love to be able to spew at the right moment. He is what makes the story for me.

Simon...I liked him int he first book, but now....not so much. I feel bad for Clary, because it seems that she's slowly losing her best friend.

Over all, its a really good book and I still recommend reading this series. On to the third book!

I gave it FIVE out of FIVE sporks