Thursday, July 11, 2013

Cat Thursday #2

Yes, a day dedicated to all cat lovers out there. Cat Thursday is hosted by the true book addict. It is a 
place that we can share all out funny cat pics and memes. 

This week I've come across one of my favorite cat pics of all time, I hope you enjoy it just as much as I do. It always makes me smile. :] I found this picture while I was on tumblr one day. Can't wait for the weekend, God bless you all.


numbers 6:24

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday July 10, 2013

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

I am impatiently waiting to read …Drumroll please...

Book: Right of Way
Author: Lauren Barnholdt
Release Date: July 9, 2013 (yay!!)

Summary from goodreads:

         Can a road trip repair a romance gone wrong? Find out in this standalone companion to Lauren Barnholdt’s Two-way Street.

Here are Peyton and Jace, meeting on vacation. Click! It’s awesome, it’s easy, it’s romantic. This is the real deal.

Unless it isn’t. Because when you’re in love, you don’t just stop calling one day. And you don’t keep secrets. Or lie. And when your life starts falling apart, you’re supposed to have the other person to lean on.

Here are Peyton and Jace again, broken up but thrown together on a road trip. One of them is lying about the destination. One of them is pretending not to be leaving something behind. And neither of them is prepared for what’s coming on the road ahead…

My thoughts:
            I read Two Way Street a long time ago so I don’t really remember much about it, so good thing this is a standalone companion book. I just picked this book randomly, because I don’t have a book I’m waiting for other than the ones I’ve already posted in my previous WOWs. Fortunately, this book actually sounds good. I love the cover and I can only hope that it is full of drama!

***Hope you guys are having a great week, God bless. My grandmother just passed away this week and it would be great if you could pray for her and our family. 


John 8:7-11

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Feature & Follow Friday July 5, 2013

Alison Can Read Feature & Follow

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts,Parajunkee & Alison Can Read
What sets this Hop apart from others, is our Feature. Each week we will showcase a Featured Blogger, from all different genres and areas.
Question of the week: Today’s is the US’ Independence Day. Share your favorite book with a war in it, or an overthrow of the government.

Answer: I don't read a lot of books with war in it so my selection is very limited. But, if i had to choose one, I would pick, The Things They Carried by, Tim O'Brien. Perhaps even Gone with the Wind by, Margaret Mitchell. Oh I just can't pick! Anyways, I found both of those books in school when I had to read them for English class and have enjoyed them. The Things They Carried is set during the Vietnam War and Gone with the Wind is centered around the American Civil War. The two books are very different, but they both tell the tale of hardships and loss as well as a new found sense of hope. I wish I could go into more detail, but I don't remember all that much.


(this land was made for you and me)
***** Can't wait to see what everyone else has on their list. I may start reading more to expand my puny list of war books. A happy Independence Day to all those in the USA. Comments and follows are what I'm all about. ;]


Book Blogger Hop July 5th

This week's question submitted by Elizabeth.

Question: Do you like or dislike Rafflecopter and why?

           To be honest, I had no clue what Rafflecopter was. I had to look it up and I learned that it is used for giveaways. It looks like it could be a big help, but I have yet to use it. I'll wait to see what others post before using that site for future giveaways. :D 

***This is just a little side rant that has nothing to do with this hop. I hope that everyone in the USA had a great independence day. The video above is the song, God Bless the USA by, Lee Greenwood. 


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday July 3, 2013

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

I am impatiently waiting for the release of....Drumroll please...

Fire with Fire (2nd book in Burn for Burn series) by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

Book: Fire with Fire ( Burn for Burn#2) 

Author: Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian

Hard Cover, 518 pgs 

Due date: Sept. 3, 2013

My Thoughts:
              I am loving this series *insert excited-girly scream here*! The first book, Burn for Burn was a definite page turner. If you have no clue what I am talking about I've included a link to the first book above. This book is a contemporary novel centered around a group of three girls all wanting revenge. Now I'm not much of a mean girl, but this book lets me live out my crazy fantasies. Plus, it's just a fun and enjoyable read. What more could you want? XD

(Continue reading if you want to read the synopsis for this book)

Friday, June 28, 2013

Feature and Follow

Increase Blog FollowersThe Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee & Alison Can Read
What sets this Hop apart from others, is our Feature. Each week we will showcase a Featured Blogger, from all different genres and areas. 

Question of the week: What is your preferred reading format? Hardcover,eBooks, paperback...etc?
Answer:  I prefer to read paperback books (sorry trees), because I like to hold paper and I enjoy being able to visibly see how much I've read. I also enjoy the smell of new books and the sound books make while they are being flipped, but that is a story for another day. I'm not a big fan of hardcover though, because I feel as though I can't open them all the way for fear that the spine will break. Ebooks are comfortable to hold for long periods of time and I like that people don't automatically know what you're reading (sometimes book covers are embarrassing!). I guess each one has its perks, but overall, paperback is the winner for me.

***that's all for now lady and gents. Can't wait to read your answers too, leave a link below in the comments. :]
- V 
Ephesians 5:14

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Book Blogger Hop June 28

This week's question submitted by Aloi

Question: So would you read a book just because of the hype?

Answer: I have been known to follow the crowd every now and then.When the Water for Elephants movie came out, I made myself go read the book. I think it's fun to be able to connect with people through books. When I am reading I feel like I am in my own little world, so when I get to share that world with others its great. It's a good way to build relationships. 

** Can't wait to read your answers. Please leave comments down under. :D

- V

Cat Thursday Post #1

Cat Thursday is hosted by The True Book Addict and it allows us to share funny and hilarious pictures of cats that we come across. 

Haha love this picture! I saw it and I couldn't stop laughing. So if you're in need of a hug or a laugh, I hope this picture finds you well. 


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday...June 26,2013

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

I am impatiently waiting for the release of....Drumroll please...

Book: United We Spy (Gallagher Girls #6)
Author: Ally Cater
Description: Hardcover, 304 pages of sweet page flipping.
Expected Publication: September 17, 2013 (Yay this year!)

My thoughts:

I am over-the-moon excited for this book to come out! If you've been following this series since the beginning- like I have, then you would know that this series has been a LONG process in the making (7 years to be exact, but it seemed a lot longer). Anyways this is bittersweet, because this will be the final installment in the series... R.I.P. But, lets not think about that yet. *sob* On a brighter note, the cover is just PERFECT, this whole series is just perfectly crafted. They belong on the wall of great covers! I could just gaze at them all day. Plus, might I add clever titles.  I am so excited to see what is in store next for Cammie and her set of seriously-awesome spy friends. I hope you'll stay tuned for an update once this book comes out!

      In case you have no clue what I've been rambling about, here is a synopsis from goodreads:

Cammie Morgan has lost her father and her memory, but in the heart-pounding conclusion to the best-selling Gallagher Girls series, she finds her greatest mission yet. Cammie and her friends finally know why the terrorist organization called the Circle of Cavan has been hunting her. Now the spy girls and Zach must track down the Circle’s elite members to stop them before they implement a master plan that will change Cammie—and her country—forever.

If you want to check out the other books in this series, I've decided to list them here (feel free to fix your eyes upon their splendor): 

Book 1: I'd tell you I love you, but then I'd have to kill you. 

*** Please follow if you like what you read, I'd love to follow you back. Can't wait to see what others are waiting for as well. Leave a comment with a link so that I can come visit. :]


Sunday, June 23, 2013

What I Wish I Knew When I was 20 Review

What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 by Tina Seelig
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Summary from Goodreads: 

Major life transitions such as leaving the protected environment of school or starting a new career can be daunting. It is scary to face a wall of choices, knowing that no one is going to tell us whether or not we are making the right decision. There is no clearly delineated path or recipe for success. Even figuring out how and where to start can be a challenge. That is, until now.
As executive director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Tina Seelig guides her students as they make the difficult transition from the academic environment to the professional world, providing tangible skills and insights that will last a lifetime. Seelig is an entrepreneur, neuroscientist, and popular teacher, and in What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 she shares with us what she offers her students—provocative stories, inspiring advice, and a big dose of humility and humor.
These pages are filled with fascinating examples, from the classroom to the boardroom, of individuals defying expectations, challenging assumptions, and achieving amazing success. Seelig throws out the old rules and provides a new model for reaching our highest potential. We discover how to have a healthy disregard for the impossible, how to recover from failure, and how most problems are remarkable opportunities in disguise.
What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 is a much-needed book for everyone looking to make their mark on the world.


Being 20 right now, I picked up this book on a whim at the library and I am glad that I did, because it was very inspiring! The author, Tina Seelig, is a professor at Stanford University, and writes about many inspirational experiences that she has had with her students and vice vera. Her whole book is pretty much about thinking outside of the norm to find creative ways to solve everyday problems. Each chapter had a theme that was accompanied by multiple examples of successful people in the corporate world. This book challenges people to make a difference, to follow their dreams and to be different.
To be honest I didn't read the whole book, I read the first 3 chapters and then skimmed the first and last paragraph of all other chapters, because I didn't want to read a bunch of examples. But, from what I did read, I felt as though I was able to take a lot away from it. After reading this book, all I wanted to do was volunteer for EVERYTHING! Over all I thought it was a terrific book, that opened my eyes to many new possibilities. This book pushed me to do more than I could have ever imagined (I know, I sound so cheesy, but it's true!).

Great quote from the book:

"Never miss an opportunity to be fabulous."

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Book Blogger Hop for June 21-27

Question of the week: When you are writing your reviews, do you write them as you are reading or wait until you are completely done with the book?

               When I write reviews I usual wait until I finish the book. This way I can rate it and give it my overall opinion. I might start making notes as I go along, because I sometimes forget to include details to backup my opinions. 

*** That's it for this week! I look forward to reading what others wrote. Comments are more than welcome, so are followers. ;] 

- Much love,

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Library Haul

Hey everyone, I stopped by my local library earlier this week and got these three books(from left to right): The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead, The List by Siobhan Vivian, and School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins (the hyperlinks will take you to goodreads).

I am very excited for the summer. I have a mountain of books in my to be read pile  and I am ready to start turning those pages! Once I finish this these I will surely review. I love love love all of Rachel Hawkin's book covers, I think that they're all so wonderfully-spectacular!! :DD

- V


Friday, June 14, 2013

Burn for Burn by Jenny Hans and Siobhan Vivian

Burn for Burn (Burn for Burn, #1)Burn for Burn by Jenny Han
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My Review:

I finished this book last night and it was exciting! It was one of those books that when you finish you can't sleep because your mind is reeling and you want MORE! It was fun, entertaining, witty and of course dramatic. When I picked up this book at the library, I just wanted a fun read, and that is exactly what I got.The book is centered around three girls that live on Jar Island, a small and close-knit community, where everyone knows everyone. There is Kat, who wants revenge on her ex-biffle, Rennie, for spreading all these nasty rumors about her. Lillia wants revenge on her friend, who is a boy for taking advantage of her little sister. And lastly there is Mary, who is coming back to Jar Island to get even with the boy that sent her packing in the first place. These three girls team up to make their victims lives a living hell. While I was reading this I was thinking about how it's sort of like Pretty Little Liars, but from A's point of view. I enjoyed reading from each of girl's perspectives. I thought that they had distinct voices that made them distinguishable from each other. Lillia, was my favorite character, because her story seemed the most interesting, in-dept, and developed. I wish there was more interaction between the three girls. I feel as though I didn't really get to understand Mary all that well. Maybe this will change once I read the second book. The ending was very dramatic and left behind a big cliffy. At first I didn't know this was a series, but good thing for Goodreads, because I found that there is another book. I want it NOW! Anyways, happy readings. :] Come visit me at my blog

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter Review

Born at Midnight (Shadow Falls, #1)Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Summary from Goodreads:
One night Kylie Galen finds herself at the wrong party, with the wrong people, and it changes her life forever. Her mother ships her off to Shadow Falls—a camp for troubled teens, and within hours of arriving, it becomes painfully clear that her fellow campers aren’t just “troubled.” Here at Shadow Falls, vampires, werewolves, shapshifters, witches and fairies train side by side—learning to harness their powers, control their magic and live in the normal world.

Kylie’s never felt normal, but surely she doesn’t belong here with a bunch of paranormal freaks either. Or does she? They insist Kylie is one of them, and that she was brought here for a reason. As if life wasn’t complicated enough, enter Derek and Lucas. Derek’s a half-fae who’s determined to be her boyfriend, and Lucas is a smokin’ hot werewolf with whom Kylie shares a secret past. Both Derek and Lucas couldn’t be more different, but they both have a powerful hold on her heart. 

Even though Kylie feels deeply uncertain about everything, one thing is becoming painfully clear—Shadow Falls is exactly where she belongs…

This book was super-awesome! It was a pot full of drama with a pinch of funny moments. This book kept me interested from the very beginning and there were no dull moments with these characters. Some parts even had me laughing out loud... I still chuckle just thinking about it. I stayed up until 4 a.m. to finish this book. It was so worth it. *insert thumbs up here*
The book is about a 16-year-old girl named Kylie, and she is not having a very good week; her boyfriend breaks up with her, her grandmother dies, and her parents are getting a divorce... talk about a mess. To top it all off her mother sends her to Shadow Falls, a camp for troubled teens, after she is caught at a party that is busted by the cops. She soon learns that Shadow Fall is not an ordinary camp, it is a camp for mystical creatures to learn more about themselves and each other. This reminded me of the Percy Jackson series (which is awesome), but just in the sense that they go to a camp full of different creatures.
Anyway Kylie, just wants to be a normal human girl, but the others insists that she is one of them.
I enjoyed getting to know the main character, though she tends to cry a lot, she is also surprisingly witty and funny at times. As for the whole love triangle thing, I think it is believable. You can tell that she cares for both of the guys in a way that is not random or spur of the moment. She could end up with anyone at this point. *fingers crossed for Lucas though* Can't wait to get my hands on the next book! :DD

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay Review

Juliet Immortal (Juliet Immortal, #1)Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Summary from Goodreads:
The most tragic love story in history . . .

Juliet Capulet didn't take her own life. She was murdered by the person she trusted most, her new husband, Romeo Montague, a sacrifice made to ensure his own immortality. But what Romeo didn't anticipate was that Juliet would be granted eternity, as well, and would become an agent for the Ambassadors of Light. For 700 years, she's fought Romeo for the souls of true lovers, struggling to preserve romantic love and the lives of the innocent. Until the day she meets someone she's forbidden to love, and Romeo, oh Romeo, will do everything in his power to destroy that love.

"These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
Which as they kiss consume."
—Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

I felt like this book had a lot of potential and I was excited to read it. I've never really been a fan of the whole Romeo and Juliet love shanagian, so I was curious to see how this book would pan out. The beginning was exciting and full of action. We learn that Juliet, is somewhat of a body jumper, jumping into the bodies of girls with depressing lives to help them to be happy. She is gifted with the ability to see auras of love, and it is her mission to find 'soulmates' and bring them together. This is not an easy feat though, because Romeo is trying to kill her and persuade her 'soulmates' to sell their love for immortality. As Juliet is trying to complete her mission, she finds herself falling in love instead, which is a big no-no and she soon finds herself confronting not only her past, but also herself.
The ending of this book was so sudden and confusing. It seemed like everything happened at once and I just wanted to slow it down. So disappointed. *insert frowny face here*

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Nightshade (Nightshade #1) by Andrea Cremer Review

Nightshade (Nightshade, #1)Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Summary by Goodreads:

Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she'll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But when she violates her masters' laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might lose everything- including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice?

I really enjoyed this book. It was one of those stay-up-late and wake-up-early moments for me. I thought it was well written and the main character, Calla, was a strong female heroine, different from the weak whiny protagonist in need of saving all the time. I've read a few werewolf books in the past and have found them to be somewhat predictable, but I found this book refreshing and different. Calla, the protagonist has been in an arranged marriage since birth. Set to be married, she knows she will have to submit to the male alpha no matter how difficult for her. As the date quickly creeps up, Calla finds herself questioning everything that she has ever believed. She doesn't know who she can trust and to make matters worse she can't seem to stay away from the mysterious boy she saved in the woods.
The ending of this book seemed a little abrupt. I was hoping the whole battle at the end would be a bit more drawn out and dramatic and was disappointed that everything seemed to just conveniently or should I say too easily fell into place. But overall this book was great and I can't wait to read the next one. :D

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