Wednesday, January 27, 2010

"Waiting on Wednesday": Spirit Bound


Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine!

Author--> Richelle Mead

Release Date--> May 18th 2010

Product Description from Amazon.ca

Dimitri gave Rose the ultimate choice. But she chose wrong…

After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dimitri’s birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir’s—and to her best friend, Lissa. It is nearly graduation, and the girls can’t wait for their real lives beyond the Academy’s iron gates to begin. But Rose’s heart still aches for Dimitri, and she knows he’s out there, somewhere.

She failed to kill him when she had the chance. And now her worst fears are about to come true— Dimitri has tasted her blood, and now he is hunting her. Only this time, he won’t rest until Rose joins him…forever.

Why I can’t wait…

I’ve been counting down the days for this one. I read books 1-4 of the Vampire Academy series in a matter of days, three I believe. They were AMAZING. I love Rose’s quick wit, and refusal to act like a subservient girl, she doesn’t take anyone’s s**t. I love it. I’d like to believe I’m like that. Oh and who could forget the romance between her and Demitri? I won’t spoil it for anyone that hasn’t read the last book, but OMG! I shouted out a cry of relief when Mead ended Blood Promise the way she did, usually I’m not too fond when authors pull that, but I was praying for it!

Can May 18th come any faster?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Yes, I am indeed alive...


Hey guys!

So it has been awhile since I did that embrassing Vlog, and I just wanted to assure you all that I haven't dropped off the face of the earth. I've had a lot of stuff happening to me lately, I just had a midterm, and for those of you also in post secondary education may notice that why yes it is early for a midterm. Guess I'm just that lucky. So I had the midterm stress to deal with, and for those of you that watched my vlog and heard me talk about my plan to only read on the weekends so I could get more done during the week and not zone off in class daydreaming about my books, will be pleased (well depending on your stand on that whole pledge) that I have more-or-less stuck to it! I may have cheated last night with "Twice as hot" by Gena Showalter, I just couldn't help myself I saw it at chapters two days early and just had to start reading it right away. Midterm and pledge be damned! Pardon my Canadian french.

So book wise, as mentioned I have been reading ALOT of Gena Showalter's books. Their not YA books... but they are soo addictive. Their braincandy, as my dad would say; fun-easy-hot men-reads. So I eat them right up, pun intended. I haven't been reading many YA books lately, it's hard to switch from paranormal romance to YA but I'm going to spend this weekend reading "Handle with Care" by Jodi Picoult, so I should have a review up next week. Hopefully.

Also, very exciting news. I MIGHT BE GOING TO ITALY!!!!!!! For 6 weeks!! How crazy exciting is that!! I would be going the last two weeks of may and all of June. I'm soo excited, it's my dream! I would be going on an archaeological dig to a site near Pompeii, and spend my weekdays discovering artifacts, and then on weekends traveling to places like Rome, and other glorious places! I promise to keep everyone updated.

So in brief; I'm alive, I may become Gena Showalter new crazy stalker-fan, and Italy may have one plus Canadian book blogger for 6 weeks come may!!!

Till I blog again, toddles and happy readings!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

An apology because I suck...

So as you all know I am sure, I am currently in my third year of University and with the break being done I am sadly back into the swing of required readings and essays. This is my excuse for my lack of blogging, pathetic right?
Hopefully when the weekend hits I am hoping to post a couple blogs. I've managed to read some great books lately.... and therefore MUST BLOG!

Till then... Toddles & Happy Reading

Sunday, January 3, 2010

7 0f 7 Blogpadozzle: The Splendor Falls


Author--> Rosemary Clement-Moore

Review--> 4/5

Release Date--> September 8th 2009

Product Description from Amazon.ca

Can love last beyond the grave?

Sylvie Davis is a ballerina who can’t dance. A broken leg ended her career, but Sylvie’s pain runs deeper. What broke her heart was her father’s death, and what’s breaking her spirit is her mother’s remarriage—a union that’s only driven an even deeper wedge into their already tenuous relationship.

Uprooting her from her Manhattan apartment and shipping her to Alabama is her mother’s solution for Sylvie’s unhappiness. Her father’s cousin is restoring a family home in a town rich with her family’s history. And that’s where things start to get shady. As it turns out, her family has a lot more history than Sylvie ever knew. More unnerving, though, are the two guys that she can’t stop thinking about. Shawn Maddox, the resident golden boy, seems to be perfect in every way. But Rhys—a handsome, mysterious foreign guest of her cousin’s—has a hold on her that she doesn’t quite understand.

Then she starts seeing things. Sylvie’s lost nearly everything—is she starting to lose her mind as well?

Review;

So, just to begin if you loved ‘Beautiful Creatures’ you will LOVE this book. And even though I didn’t really like Beautiful Creatures, I really liked The Splendor Falls. There were certain parts, I’m not going to lie, that bored me. So to be fair, I am going to divide this review into a “pro” and “con” section, and maybe I’ll continue doing this for all my reviews. I think people will really appreciate this because I know when I go read other bloggers reviews sometimes I want to read just the good things they liked, and this way you can go directly to that without fear of spoiling the book with other things that may have been said.

Cons;

Personally, I thought this book moved incredibly slow. For example, right from the back of the cover of the book one can guess that Sylvie and Rhys are going to have something. I eagerly awaited this. But hold on, this won’t happen for over 400 pages. The main character, Sylvie, annoyed me a bit at times. However, I liked the fact that she was a competitive ballerina and her struggles with having to retire due to injuries (I can relate to this, I was a competitive Olympic style wrestler for 10 years, I was also a national champion once upon time but had to quite due to repetitive knee injuries among other wrestling related injuries). Also, the history aspect of the book bored me at times, which is a great feat to accomplish as I am a classical history major, but this could also be that I read half of the book quickly and it was a lot of info to absorb in one sitting.

Pros;

Other than the occasional frustration with Sylvie, I loved the characters. You have the typical all American boy; Shawn, the mean girl; Addie, the lovable older gentleman; professor Griffith, and the hot foreign lad; Rhys. Anyone that knows me knows that I have this Achilles heel for anyone guy, young or old, with an accent. It’s the most attractive thing ever on the opposite sex. So naturally I fell for Rhys, hard. I could practically hear the accent; “thanks, love”. Another thing I loved about this book, the location. Rosemary Clement-Moore does an amazing job with setting the scene. It reminded me of something we talk about in classical literature; a locus amoenus. Which is a term for a scene in a book that the author has detailed so specifically one feels the energy transcend the pages. At times it felt like this whole book was one big locus amoenus, I could practically smell the southern cooking.

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