Thursday, April 21, 2011

Follow Friday!

  1. To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  2. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host { } and any one else you want to follow on the list
  3. (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers -
  4. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.
  5. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
  6. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "HI"
  7. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
  8. If you're new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
This Weeks Question:
What is on your playlist right NOW?
  • ET- Katy Perry-- no matter how hard I try, I just can't stop listening to this song!
  • Muse
  • Breaking Benjamin
  • Maroon 5 (Adam Lavine *sigh*)
  • Mozart ( I love Classical music)
  • Paramore (ALWAYS!)

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend! HAPPY FRIDAY!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Invincible Summer Trailer!

So before Hanna Moskowitz's book INVINCIBLE SUMMER comes out tomorrow I though I should re-post the awesome kissing-filled trailer of the book, that comes out TOMORROW! Did I say that already? Check it:

What do you guys think?? Cannot wait to read it! =D

Book Chat Sites!

For the last couple of months, I have participated in book chats. I love book chats, they are a lot of fun and you get to meet so many awesome and funny bloggers! So here are two awesome book chatting blogs that I have had so much fun during these past couple of months:

The YA Book Lover's Chat

The YA Book Lover's Chat was started by the lovely Akasha and Hale over at Hale & Salvatore Supernatural Must Reads. I am currently a moderator there, which means that I can answer questions about the chat and make sure everything is running smoothly there. We have some author appearances too, currently Beth Revis author of Across The Universe is scheduled to visit the chat on April 21st, which is this Thursday. There is no time set at the moment but I will post about that soon. You can ask her questions and chat with her!
So check out the chat! Hope to see you there! =D

*EDIT* Click HERE to enter the site! Sorry guys forgot to link the site.


The Read.Chat.Love was started by some awesome book bloggers. They are currently scheduled to feature Holly Schindler author of Playing Hurt on April 25 though May 1! Visit the sire HERE for more info. Check it out guys, I hope to see you there too!

Have a great Monday!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

LINK: The North Korea Crisis

I know this is not what I normally post about, what normally ANY book blogs post about. But today after school, I was offered the opportunity to watch HIDING a short documentary about young Americans helping North Koreans who had escaped North Korea in search of freedom and are looking for a way out of China, where they are arrested and sent back to North Korea.

I only went for the extra credit my History teacher was going to give me, but after I watched this short film, I got more than just extra credit from watching this. Throughout the whole documentary I kept thinking that maybe dystopian novels are not so fictional after all, all the controlling by a power hungry leader was not only in the books I read but in real life. I was heartbroken by these people, they are hungry for freedom, we do not realize how good we have it. They are driven by desperation, their families are staving, they leave their families for a better life, but not a single day goes on without them thinking about the people they left behind. Most of the people that were refugees were maybe 3 years older than I am, talking about how their parents stopped eating so they can get more to eat, that was the way their parents showed them they loved them.

Women who are smuggled into China and SOLD like cattle for prostitution, for maybe $15 dollars each. These are PEOPLE we are talking about. I was so angry, not only for what was happening but how could I be so oblivious to the whole thing? While I was thinking about it, I saw my classmates chatting nonchalantly about unimportant things, like this didn't affect them at all. It probably doesn't, but after watching this I wanted to do SOMETHING. I don't have much money, I cannot pay monthly donations. But I do have a blog, where there are actually people interested to what I have to say. So here I am ranting about this non-bookish issue that disturbs me so much, I just needed to write something about it.

Below, I will post more links on where you can get more info on this issue, and hey, maybe donate a little something something. I don't expect this to change nothing, but I felt that this issue cannot be ignored and I just felt the need to talk about it. This issue helped me realize that I have it good, I have freedom, food, and loving parents who do not have to stop eating so I can eat, but I know that they would in a heartbeat if we were in that situation. I admire the members of LINK for risking their lives to help North Korean refugees have a great life, and the refugees themselves for the courage and strength.

So if you are still reading THANK YOU!

Want more Info?
Please visit : They have wicked awesome t-shirts, I will be buying one to help the cause!
Visit their Facebook page HERE.

Watch the trailer of the short film I watched!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Enclave by Ann Aguirre

Enclave (Razorland #1) by Ann Aguirre
Publish Date: April 12, 2011
Source: Publisher (Feiwel & Friends)
New York City has been decimated by war and plague, and most of civilization has migrated to underground enclaves, where life expectancy is no more than the early 20's. When Deuce turns 15, she takes on her role as a Huntress, and is paired with Fade, a teenage Hunter who lived Topside as a young boy. When she and Fade discover that the neighboring enclave has been decimated by the tunnel monsters—or Freaks—who seem to be growing more organized, the elders refuse to listen to warnings. And when Deuce and Fade are exiled from the enclave, the girl born in darkness must survive in daylight, in the ruins of a city whose population has dwindled to a few dangerous gangs. As the two are guided by Fade’s long-ago memories, they face dangers, and feelings, unlike any they’ve ever known.

My Thoughts:

Since this debut book comes out tomorrow (officially) you are probably wondering weather it is worth buy or getting a spot reserved for your library's copy. Short answer? Yes.
The dystopian genre is among one of my favorite YA genres right now. So you can imagine my excitement when I received this book.

Enclave was a very original book. A lot of dystopian concepts are there but Ann Aguirre twists them into her own original story. I love how there was romance in the story(like there always should be in the books I read)but the romance wasn't the main plot, it was more like a sub-plot.

Dauce, the main character, is one of the toughest chicks out there. Her dream of becoming a Huntress has finally come true, but meeting Fade might turn that dream right into a nightmare. She gets Exiled from the safe and dark tunnels of the Enclave to the unknown that is the Topside. This is where the real action begins. Now, don't get me wrong, this book starts in an amazing fast pace, but we start seeing a new side of Deuce that we have never seen before that happened. She starts to question the reality that her Enclave had told her, and starts looking for the answers herself.

Then there is Fade: dreamy Hunter, tough boy, mysterious and totally crush-worthy. At first, he is seen as a total mystery in Deuces eyes but when the story unfolds, they start to develop a sort of relationship that would not be allowed in the Enclave world.

In the end, Ann didn't leave us with much of a cliffhanger per say, but she left me wanting more. With a possible love-triangle developing and a new world discovered, I cannot wait for the second installment of Enclave.

Find more about the book and the series by clicking on the title, it will direct you to the book's Goodreads page.

My rating:

4 Butterflies


Sunday, April 10, 2011

In My Mailbox!

This weekly meme is hosted by Kristi at the Story Siren:

Finally had this amazing homework-free (sort of) Sunday to share with you all of my goodies I have gotten in the past week! The books in the pics are sitting on my new awesome little reading seat that my mom got me! She truly understood my need for a reading/blogging sanctuary....

Here is what I got:
(All links direct you to the book's Goodread's page)

Some awesome swag for the upcoming book, The Memphisto Covenatnt.
Thanks Trinity!

Hourglass by Myra McEntire for review!
Thank you Egmont USA!

For review:

The Memphisto Covenant by Trinity Faegen
EONA by Alison Goodman (need to get the first one)
Thank you Penguin Group USA!

ARC of Wither by Lauren DeStefano

City Of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
(EPP with Jace's Letter)
Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting
(lucky find at Half-Price Books)
The Host by Stephanie Meyer
(For $4! Couldn't pass on that offer,
read it back in 08' and loved it!)

Amazing book week for me! It made my whole week since
I have been sick and I really needed a good cheer up!

Send me a the link for your IMM!
Have a great week!

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