Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

I think the protocol for Halloween should be pigging out on candy corn, and the pumpkin version of candy corn, and watching a marathon of Halloweentown. Perhaps reading a Halloween-y type book. Have fun!

Cover Love

Monday, October 29, 2012

I. LOVE. THIS. COVER. The dress is sooo pretty and flowy and awesome. Pretty, no?

Life for Megan Rosenberg just got a lot more complicated.

While she evoked the air element, and her feelings for Adam intensified, a web of lies, deceit, and betrayal was spun around her. With the Order tightening its hold, and the reinstatement of the Mark Knights, Megan has more questions than answers as the Marked Ones grow in strength. 

New people arouse suspicion, the DeRises start behaving strangely, and Megan begins to unravel a destiny shrouded in mystery. It’s a destiny the Order has struggled to hide, and a destiny someone from the past… far in the past, has already laid claim to.

Alliances will be made, and friends will be lost, as the Order’s dark secrets are revealed by the very thing they sought to destroy.

Swoon-worthy Boys: Part 2

6. Edward Cullen: I know that a lot of people criticize Meyer's sparkly vampires, but I will always love my first vampire crush, Edward Cullen.

7. Jared Howe: I just love him so very much. Jared is another one of those brooding, self-loathing characters whose bad boy attitude just make you want to swoon. He is one of two incredible boys from Stephenie Meyer's The Host, and I love them both.

8. Ian O'Shea: Ian is the other boy I love from The Host, and he reminds me more of Peeta Mellark than Jace Wayland. He is sweet, emotional, and the exact opposite of Jared Howe.

9. Haden Black: Gwen Hayes is apparently a genius, because her first novel included an amazing character I would happily marry. His darkness makes him seem frightening at first, but as the book goes on, you can't help but swoon every time he..breathes, pretty much.

10: Gideon Winston: He is one of my new found loves. From Gwen Hayes' eNovella, Ours Is Just a Little Sorrow, Gideon is YET ANOTHER brooding boy, with an undercurrent of emotions that are torn from him throughout the book, until he is stripped down to a sweet boy.

Note: I'm aware I have a problem with brooding, sexy boys. I can't help it!

Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Juliette hasn't touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don't fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war– and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she's exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

TV Shows I Wish Were Books: Part 2

Saturday, October 27, 2012


When I think of tv shows that make me cry/make me feel the emotions of the characters, Grey's is my number one choice.

I think that if an author created such a wonderful novel, using the same characteristics of the character to reader relationship, it would be incredible. I have not come across many books that I have read where become so involved in the characters life that I feel like I am one of them.

Plus, I love how dramatic Grey's is, and it would be interesting to see if the drama and relationships would remain the same without the great soundtrack and visuals.

Teaser Tuesday: Dreaming Awake

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Gahhh I loved the first book, and I can't wait to get started on this delicious looking sequel. Here's my random teaser:

"I watched in horror, unable to stop the attack. Fear choked the air from my lungs, prohibiting anything but an impotent, silent scream from coming out."

Goodreads Blurb:

She fell for him in a nighttime world. But the time for dreaming is past—and the here-and-now can be just as fragile their love…

When Theia Alderson first encountered a mysterious, handsome boy in her dreams, she never imagined how finding Haden Black—and falling in love—could change her life. To save Haden, Theia sacrificed everything. And the dangerous bargain she made could have lasting repercussions.

Now Theia has returned to Serendipity Falls, and she finds herself struggling with the same deadly hungers that have tortured Haden. When students at their high school fall prey to a mysterious illness, Theia can’t help but wonder if Haden’s control is slipping—and how much longer she’ll have a grip on her own.

And still the nightmare realm of Under won’t let them go. Someone from Haden’s past is determined to destroy Theia from the inside out, starting with those closest to her, forcing Theia to choose between family and friends and a love that may have been doomed from the start…

TV Shows I Wish Were Books: Part 1

Saturday, October 20, 2012


This is my random thought for the day..If I could make any tv series into a show, which ones would I pick?

The Mentalist is my fairly new obsession. I've been watching it since the summer, and absolutely fell in love. If I could choose any tv show to be a novel, it would definitely be at the top of my list. I could fangirl over Patrick Jane allll day long.

If it could be a Sherlock Holmes-esque series, with three or four six hundred page books, I would be so pleased.

My affiliate, Amber Skye is probably scoffing at this right now...she thinks I'm crazy for loving the show so much.

ARC Review: 34 Pieces of You by Carmen Rodrigues

Friday, October 19, 2012

Title: 34 Pieces of You
Author: Carmen Rodrigues
Format: eBook
Pages: 336
Release Date: September 4th, 2012

A dark and moving novel—reminiscent of Thirteen Reasons Why—about the mystery surrounding a teenage girl’s fatal overdose.

There was something about Ellie... Something dangerous. Charismatic. Broken. Jake looked out for her. Sarah followed her lead. And Jess kept her distance, and kept watch.

Now Ellie’s dead, and Jake, Sarah, and Jess are left to pick up the pieces. All they have are 34 clues she left behind. 34 strips of paper hidden in a box beneath her bed. 34 secrets of a brief and painful life.

Jake, Sarah, and Jess all feel responsible for what happened to Ellie, and all three have secrets of their own. As they begin to confront the darkest truths about themselves, they will also find out what Ellie herself had been hiding all along...

To- Read Thursday: Tiger Lily

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Title: Tiger Lily
Author: Jodi Lynn Anderson
Release Date: July 3rd, 2012

Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair. . . .

Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn't believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell.

Peter is unlike anyone she's ever known. Impetuous and brave, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland's inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything—her family, her future—to be with him. When she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she's always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter.

With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem doomed. But it's the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who's everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Peaches comes a magical and bewitching story of the romance between a fearless heroine and the boy who wouldn't grow up.

Blog Update

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Some of you may have visited my blog in the last week or so, and seen the "Something isn't right here!" Malware alert. Sorry about that! Please know that the issue has been solved, and no damage will be done to your computer if you visit my website.

After many annoying hours researching the issue, my affiliate, Amber Skye, mentioned that it could be the comments. So, I changed my comment setting to moderator protected, deleted any outlying spam messages... And HUZZAHH, my problem is solved!! Yay for the tech genius that is Amber Skye.

Speaking of Amber Skye, I may have mentioned that she has a new blog site, which is thereadingaddict.com. It is AWESOME and even more user friendly than the last one. If you want to visit her site, click the ELIZA'S AFFILIATE tab up there ^^^.

Also, the glitch in my system means that the comments will now be moderated. I hope you will still take the time to comment, because it makes my week when people comment on my posts! :)

I am trying to post as much as possible, while the craziness of school is happening around me, so bare with me if I don't post for a few days. I won't go MIA like I did for a while there last year... And you know, part of this year.

Once again, thank you for visiting my blog, and hopefully, reading my rambling posts <3

P.S. this is my first post that I am doing via email. How cool is it that I can email my blog, and the post automatically shows up?!

Pondering Author Playlists

Monday, October 15, 2012

After reading a book I love, I usually research it more. This can lead to the author's playlist- a playlist of songs that they listened to while writing their books. They don't match up to what I would think the book's scenes should sound like, at all.

Obviously the author and I don't see the book in the same way, we get different things out of it. However, I find it extremely curious that they are usually SO different from my personal view.

The two authors that I have noticed it most with are Cassandra Clare's City of Bones and City of Ashes playlists, and Gwen Hayes' Ours Is Just a Little Sorrow playlist.

Cassandra Clare's are HERE

Gwen Hayes' is HERE.

Do you think they match up to your perspective of the novels?

I'm a little bit mind-blown, honestly, to think that an author can write a story that can be perceived so differently by the reader. That is also what I love about fiction, though. The works of fiction, works of art, can weave such a story in your head, yet the two stories could be seen two different ways in two people's mind's.

Review: Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Title: Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging
Author: Louise Rennison
Series: Confessions of Georgia Nicholson

There are six things very wrong with my life:

1. I have one of those under-the-skin spots that will never come to a head but lurk in a red way for the next two years.

2. It is on my nose

3. I have a three-year-old sister who may have peed somewhere in my room.

4. In fourteen days the summer hols will be over and then it will be back to Stalag 14 and Oberfuhrer Frau Simpson and her bunch of sadistic teachers.

5. I am very ugly and need to go into an ugly home.

6. I went to a party dressed as a stuffed olive.

In this wildly funny journal of a year in the life of Georgia Nicolson, British author Louise Rennison has perfectly captured the soaring joys and bottomless angst of being a teenager. In the spirit of Bridget Jones's Diary, this fresh, irreverent, and simply hilarious book will leave you laughing out loud. As Georgia would say, it's "Fabbity fab fab!"

Review: Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

Monday, October 8, 2012

Title: Something Borrowed
Author: Emily Giffin
Series: Darcy and Rachel

Something Borrowed tells the story of Rachel, a young attorney living and working in Manhattan. Rachel has always been the consummate good girl---until her thirtieth birthday, when her best friend, Darcy, throws her a party. That night, after too many drinks, Rachel ends up in bed with Darcy's fiancĂ©. Although she wakes up determined to put the one-night fling behind her, Rachel is horrified to discover that she has genuine feelings for the one guy she should run from. As the September wedding date nears, Rachel knows she has to make a choice. In doing so, she discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren't always neat, and sometimes you have to risk all to win true happiness. Something Borrowed is a phenomenal debut novel that will have you laughing, crying, and calling your best friend.

The Name of the Wind Preview

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Told in Kvothe's own voice, this is the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen.The intimate narrative of his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-ridden city, his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, and his life as a fugitive after the murder of a king form a gripping coming-of-age story unrivaled in recent literature. A high-action story written with a poet's hand, The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that will transport readers into the body and mind of a wizard.

Swoon-worthy Boys: Part 1

Saturday, October 6, 2012

1. Jace Wayland: Jace Wayland, the brooding angel from Cassandra Clare's amazing Mortal Instruments series will forever hold prime real estate in my heart. He is completely amazing. He is supposed to be the most beautiful person alive...enough said.

2. Peeta Mellark: OH MY GOSH PEETA. Any time I read anything related to Peeta, I shrivel up and giggle. He is the sweetest boy character, probably from any book I have ever read. I would read The Hunger Games just for him.

3. Will Herondale: As an ancestor of Jace Wayland's obviously he has the X factor. He is so great...I can't stand having to choose between him and the equally appealing Jem Carstairs.

4. Jem Carstairs: Jem is the sweet, kind, and quiet counterpart to Will's dark side. Together, they made the Infernal Devices an emotional trainwreck that leaves my heart all mushed up. In a pile. On the ground. I don't have a picture of Jem, because I'm still working on forming my image of him.

5. Chase Jennings: I was told I would love him at the start of Article 5...and I hated him. Until about halfway through, until I completely fell under his spell.

Update: Film Friday: Alex Pettyfer

Friday, October 5, 2012

I personally have not, and have no intention of reading Fifty Shades of Grey. However, I have heard a lot about it, and I became curious as to who will be cast in the movie adaptation.

One rumor that struck me was ALEX PETTYFER. As you should know by now, I have a burning love for Alex Pettyfer, which will probably never fade completely. The embers of my love lie in wait until I see a movie or magnificent photo-shoot, and the embers burst back into flame. It's a vicious cycle, I know, he's so hard to look at.

Anyway. He is one of the rumored possibilities for the infamous Christian Grey, including other hotties like Chris Hemsworth from Thor, and Jensen Ackles for Supernatural. I guess we will just have to wait for the ultimate hottie to be chosen.

Yes, I know it is not at all a fact-based website, but after some more digging around the internet, I found Alex Pettyfer was on most lists, along with Chris Hemsworth, and Ian Somerhalder.

Review: A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula LeGuin

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Title: A Wizard of Earthsea
Series: Earthsea
Author: Ursula Le Guin

Ged, the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, was called Sparrowhawk in his reckless youth. Hungry for power and knowledge, Sparrowhawk tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to restore the balance.

Books I Want to Read: Part 3

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Insatiable by Meg Cabot

Sick of vampires? So is Meena Harper. 

But her boss is making her write about them anyway, even though Meena doesn’t believe in them. 

Not that Meena isn’t familiar with the supernatural. See, Meena Harper knows how you’re going to die (not that you’re going to believe her; no one ever does).

But not even Meena’s precognition can prepare her for what happens when she meets—then makes the mistake of falling in love with—Lucien Antonescu, a modern-day prince with a bit of a dark side . . . a dark side a lot of people, like an ancient society of vampire-hunters, would prefer to see him dead for.

The problem is, he already is dead. Maybe that’s why he’s the first guy Meena’s ever met that she could see herself having a future with. See, while Meena’s always been able to see everyone else’s future, she’s never been able look into her own. 

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

What if you only had one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?

Samantha Kingston has it all: looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last.

The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. Living the last day of her life seven times during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death--and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.

A Million Suns by Beth Revis

Godspeed was once fueled by lies. Now it is ruled by chaos.

It’s been three months since Amy was unplugged. The life she always knew is over. Everywhere she looks, she sees the walls of the spaceshipGodspeed.

But there may be hope: Elder has assumed leadership of the ship. He's finally free to act on his vision—no more Phydus, no more lies.

But when Elder learns shocking news about the ship, he and Amy race to discover the truth behind life on Godspeed. They must work together to unlock a mystery that was set in motion hundreds of years earlier. Their success—or failure—will determine the fate of the 2,298 passengers aboard Godspeed. But with each step, the journey becomes more perilous, the ship more chaotic, and the love between them more impossible to fight.

Beth Revis catapulted readers into the far reaches of space with her New York Times bestselling debut, Across the Universe. In A Million Suns, Beth deepens the mystery with action, suspense, romance, and deep philosophical questions. And this time it all builds to one mind-bending conclusion: They have to get off this ship.

Dreaming Awake by Gwen Hayes

She fell for him in a nighttime world. But the time for dreaming is past—and the here-and-now can be just as fragile their love…

When Theia Alderson first encountered a mysterious, handsome boy in her dreams, she never imagined how finding Haden Black—and falling in love—could change her life. To save Haden, Theia sacrificed everything. And the dangerous bargain she made could have lasting repercussions.

Now Theia has returned to Serendipity Falls, and she finds herself struggling with the same deadly hungers that have tortured Haden. When students at their high school fall prey to a mysterious illness, Theia can’t help but wonder if Haden’s control is slipping—and how much longer she’ll have a grip on her own.

And still the nightmare realm of Under won’t let them go. Someone from Haden’s past is determined to destroy Theia from the inside out, starting with those closest to her, forcing Theia to choose between family and friends and a love that may have been doomed from the start…

Ours Is Just A Little Sorrow by Gwen Hayes

The colony of New Geneva has risen from the ashes of her dying mother planet, Earth, by rebuilding a society based on a time before everything went horribly, horribly wrong...the Victorian Era...

Violet Merriweather first sets eyes on Colonel Winston when he purchases her at auction from Witherspoon Academy, the orphanage where she’d been raised after her rescue from Earth. Dutifully, as she was taught, Violet pushes away her fear of the monstrous, forbidding Thornfield Abbey, and throws herself into her work as governess to the Colonel’s youngest son.

But the Colonel's elder sons have other ideas.

John and Gideon Winston are as different as night and day, and each wants to claim Violet for his own. John immediately charms her with his intelligence and cordial demeanor, while Gideon, the dark rogue, delights in flustering her at every opportunity, awakening a yearning she doesn't understand and most assuredly does not want. She tries to deny her pull to both men, but an uneasy midnight bargain with one forges a new alliance as she’s dazzled by an underground New Geneva she hadn't known existed. And temptations she cannot resist.

But something is preying on the women of New Geneva, something that threatens to unleash the ghosts of Thornfield and drag them all into hell. And that something wants Violet most of all.

Update: My Imaginary Infernal Devices Cast

Monday, October 1, 2012

I originally chose Alex Pettyfer for Will Herondale. However, I was talking to my friend, and fellow book blogger, Amber Skye, and she suggested someone else... After who knows how long squealing over adorable YouTube videos of this boy, we came to the same conclusion.

Douglas Booth is our choice for Will.

It was kind of strange for me at first, because he was our original choice for Alec Lightwood. There is one picture where we think he looks like Alec, and one where he looks almost perfect for my brooding love, Will Herondale. These are the two pictures compared:

Alec Lightwood (Left) and Will Herondale (Right)

Does he not look like he's just stepped out of the cover of Clockwork Angel in the Will picture? It is from Great Expectations. A fan put together a trailer for Clockwork Prince using scenes from that movie, as it is set in the right time period, it's so good!