Saturday, February 26, 2011


Delirium by Lauren Oliver

My rating:  4.5/5
Summary (from Goodreads):  Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love -- the deliria -- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the governments demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.

My review:  I loved the characters, I  loved the plot and action, I loved the descriptive writing, my favourite thing about the book being how beautifully it was written.

So why only 4.5/5?  I felt that it was too similar to a couple other books that I've read.  Matched was the book it especially reminded me of, because of the way the regulators decided who they would marry, and the way that the government in charge had lied to them.  It also reminded me of Uglies a bit, because at a certain age they have something done to their brains that doesn't let them think for themselves.

But let me concentrate on the good things about the book (almost everything).  Again, I must bring up my thoughts about how it was written, like it was a poem or a song, it was so lyrically written.  It all flowed together amazingly.  

I loved Alex from the very beginning.  He was so good at hiding what he really was, which was quite a clever thing to do.  As the book went on, I saw more and more secrets inside of him.  Lena was also a great main character, mostly because she had a lot of depth; she was very believable.  One some layers, she was very sad, because of what happened to her mother when she was very young.  On others, she was happy, emotional, and loving, even though she should have been.  I loved how much trouble it was for her and Alex to see each other, because sometimes that would end in something awkward, like the time they got stuck in the storeroom with Lena's friend Hana, and someone almost came in and found her in there with a boy, which is strictly forbidden.

I really did love Delirium, and the ending is just killing me!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

WoW - February 23

WoW is a weekly meme I participate in, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  It stands for Waiting on Wednesday, and the point is to share to the Blogging world what book you're most looking forward to that week!  This week, I can't wait to read Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare!

Summary (from Goodreads):  The Infernal Devices is a series of prequels to The Mortal Instruments series, set in 19’th century London. The story concerns 16-year-old orphan Tessa Gray, whose quiet life is thrown into turmoil when her older brother Nathaniel suddenly vanishes, leaving her alone. Her search for him leads her into Victorian-era London’s dangerous supernatural underworld, where warlocks throw masked balls for half-demon Downworlders. When Tessa discovers that she herself is a Downworlder, she must come to trust her natural enemies, the demon-killing Shadowhunters, if she ever wants to learn to control her powers and find her brother. Torn between the beautiful Will, a Shadowhunter who isn’t what he seems, and the devoted Jem, whose own deadly secret is slowly destroying him, Tessa must draw on all her strength to save her brother and keep herself alive in this deadly new world.

Why I want to read it:  I love all books by Cassandra Clare, and I love the fact that this series set in the 19th century!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Across the Universe

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

My rating:  4/5
Summary (from Goodreads):  Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.
Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone-one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship-tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.
Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.

My review:  Most people say Across the Universe is a science fiction novel, but it's not, really.  It does take place on a ship in space, but you never really think about the fact that they're on that ship too much, you're more thinking about who's trying to murder the people that are frozen.

There weren't very many of them, but I loved the characters.  There were only four that the book really focused on, and all the others were just in the background.  The story was set in the view of both Elder and Amy, switching to the other one when you start a new chapter.  I can't quite decide who I liked more, because they're so different.  Elder knew all about life at that time, and knew what all the different things were, such as the Feeders, and Keepers, and Shippers.  Meanwhile, Amy was trying to figure everything out, because life was so different there than it was on earth.   I loved hearing both sides of view.

The plot took quite a while to get me going, unfortunately, but nearing the end, I couldn't put the book down.  I needed to know who was killing those people, and I wouldn't stop reading until I did.  For a long time, I thought it was one person (not saying who!), but it turned out to be someone else entirely.  Plus, in the last chapters, there was a little twist that I couldn't believe. . .

Sunday, February 20, 2011

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted at The Story Siren, in which you share the books you got that week.  They can be borrowed from friends, bought, or been taken out from the library.

Books I bought: 

1.  Awakened - P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
2.  Last Sacrifice - Richelle Mead

Books I got from library:

1.  The Book Thief - Markus Suzak
2.  Tithe - Holly Black
3.  Across the Universe - Beth Revis
4.  Delirium - Lauren Oliver

What books did you get?

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Paranormalcy - Kiersten White

My rating: 5/5
Summary (from Goodreads):  Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours.
But Evie’s about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.
So much for normal.

  My review:  Wow.  That's all there is to say.

Okay, maybe there's more than just that, but I must say something before.  I want to send you guys all to Kiersten White's blog, mostly because she's the funniest author I have ever seen.

I thought that Paranormalcy was going to be creepy, mysterious, and some more creepy.  It wasn't.  It was slightly mysterious, maybe, but it was mostly just a funny, light read.  Even from the first paragraph, I knew that Evie wasn't someone who took everything in a dead-serious manner.  And I liked that about her.  She was a great main character to read about!

Lend was a fun character too!  Lend was the shape-shifter that Evie was falling for.  He was strange to me in the beginning because of the way that Kiersten (or Evie; take your pick) described him like he was watery.  I grew to like him though, so he was probably my favourite character  in the book.

One of the things that I liked the most was Evie's craving for normalcy.  She was jealous of Lend for having a driver's license, a locker, and she was even jealous that he got to go to school.  She was so funny in the way that she wanted to live like a human.  I liked the way that she named her pink taser Tasey.  I laughed when I saw that.

In general, the whole book made me laugh, and it's definitely a book that I would recommend to all YA/paranormal fans!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Supernaturally - cover release!

I'll be posting a review for Paranormalcy (the first book in the series), but I'd like to announce that the cover for Supernaturally has been released!  here it is:

Don't you love it???

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

WoW - February 16th

WoW is a weekly meme I participate in, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  It stands for Waiting on Wednesday, and the point is to share to the Blogging world what book you're most looking forward to that week!  This week, I can't wait to read Die for Me, by Amy Plum!

Summary (from Goodreads):  DIE FOR ME is the first of three books about Kate, a sixteen-year-old American who moves to Paris after the death of her parents. She finds herself falling for Vincent, who she discovers is not the typical French teenager he appears: he is something else entirely. 

Why I want to read it:  I love the cover, and it gives me a creepy feeling!  Another thing I have liked about books I've read before is that the setting is in Paris!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (1)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at Should be Reading.  The rules are simple:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
 The book I'm currently reading is Across the Universe by Beth Revis!  Here are my sentences:

"I am shaking with rage.  There is only one thing I know for sure:  I will find out whatever secret it is that Eldest is so determined to keep, and when I do, I'm going to shout it from the rooftops."
 -Page 314, Across the Universe (Beth Revis)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

WoW - February 9th

WoW is a weekly meme I participate in, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  It stands for Waiting on Wednesday, and the point is to share to the Blogging world what book you're most looking forward to that week!  This week, I can't wait to read Entwined by Heather Dixon!

Summary (from Goodreads):  Azalea is trapped. Just when she should feel that everything is before her . . . beautiful gowns, dashing suitors, balls filled with dancing . . . it's taken away. All of it.
The Keeper understands. He's trapped, too, held for centuries within the walls of the palace. And so he extends an invitation.
Every night, Azalea and her eleven sisters may step through the enchanted passage in their room to dance in his silver forest.
But there is a cost.
The Keeper likes to keep things.
Azalea may not realize how tangled she is in his web until it is too late.

Why I want to read it:  Looks like a fun, mysterious read!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Must. Read.

Sooo. . . I haven't posted much recently, and I'm sorry about that; I like posting!    I've just been really busy, stuff going on.  But, anyways, I'm just doing a post here for books that I'm really looking forward to reading!

Cover not released yet.








Crossed - Ally Condie - No cover released yet.


So, those were (follow the link to get to it's page on Goodreads):
10.  Bitterblue - Kristin Cashore
9.  Wildefire - Karsten Knight
8.  The Gathering - Kelley Armstrong
7.  A Touch Mortal - Leah Cifford
6.  Angelfire - Courtney Allison Mourton
5.  Die For Me - Amy Plum
4.  Ripple - Mandy Hubbard
3.  Steel - Carrie Vaughn
2.  Crossed - Ally Condie
1.  City of Fallen Angels - Cassandra Clare

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

WoW - February 2nd

WoW is a weekly meme I participate in, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  It stands for Waiting on Wednesday, and the point is to share to the Blogging world what book you're most looking forward to that week!  I'm looking forward to now is Once A Witch.

Summary (from Goodreads):  Tamsin Greene comes from a long line of witches, and she was supposed to be one of the most Talented among them. But Tamsin's magic never showed up. Now seventeen, Tamsin attends boarding school in Manhattan, far from her family. But when a handsome young professor mistakes her for her very Talented sister, Tamsin agrees to find a lost family heirloom for him. The search—and the stranger—will prove to be more sinister than they first appeared, ultimately sending Tamsin on a treasure hunt through time that will unlock the secret of her true identity, unearth the sins of her family, and unleash a power so vengeful that it could destroy them all. This is a spellbinding display of storytelling that will exhilarate, enthrall, and thoroughly enchant.

Why I want to read it:  Looks good!  What else can I say?