Friday, August 26, 2011

Tiger's Quest by Colleen Houck

From Good Reads:

Back in Oregon, Kelsey tries to pick up the pieces of her life and push aside her feelings for Ren. But danger lurks around the corner, forcing her to return to India where she embarks on a second quest-this time with Ren's dark, bad-boy brother Kishan, who has also fallen prey to the Tiger's Curse. Fraught with danger, spellbinding dreams, and choices of the heart, TIGER'S QUEST brings the trio one step closer to breaking the spell that binds them.

This has now become my favorite series! Just a recap on Tiger’s Curse, Ren and Kelsey are traveling around India to break a 300 year old curse. There is a bad man named Lokesh looking for them so he can take the amulets that hold great magical powers. Kelsey goes all love crazy and leaves Ren to find what he likes. Blah Blah Blah.
Okay so in Tiger’s Quest, we get to see Kelsey and Ren’s relationship grow into something so beautiful. Although the way they get there is a little ummm, different I should say. So after all the loving stuff is interrupted by Lokesh, Ren is captured and Kelsey if left to do her adventures with Kishan, who is like a baby in the real world lol so cute!
So I’m going to stop there because I’ll end up telling the whole book. I loved the growth of the characters in this book. I connected so much with Kelsey and Kishan that I actual feel like I’ve held phone conversations with them before. To all my girls out there that love the heart broken bad boys in books, Kishan is most definitely the one for you…this whole series is the one for you.
5 out of 5 White Tigers!!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Between by Cyndi Tefft

From GoodReads:

It just figures that the love of Lindsey Water's life isn't alive at all, but the grim reaper, complete with a dimpled smile and Scottish accent.

After transporting souls to heaven for the last 300 years, Aiden MacRae has all but given up on finding the one whose love will redeem him and allow him entry through the pearly gates.

Torn between her growing attraction to Aiden and heaven's siren song, Lindsey must learn the hard way whether love really can transcend all boundaries.

Wow! If I wasn’t so obsessed with telling the world how awesome this book is, Wow is all I would be able to say!! So let me start by saying Cyndi is awesome. She actually was talking about her egg horde on twitter and it wasn’t until later in the conversation that I found out she wrote a book. So I read a sample and I was hooked from the first page! I bought the book within a blink of an eye.
I loved the characters. Lindsey was easy to relate to. She was your typical teenage girl, but I loved her because she wasn’t what we teenage girls are stereo typed to be. She was even a virgin!!!!
Now Aiden MacRae he is what I imagine to be a very sexy, long haired, blue eyed, well built, piece of Scottish hotness!!! Oh yea, he is!!! I loved him as well. He wasn’t my typical bad boy type, but he was devilishly sexy and flirtatious. And he was so in love with God that it made my heart melt!
Yes this book has so many Christian references but it wasn’t like a type of book that would make you feel bad if you weren’t right with God. Cyndi wrote this book as real as possible. The emotion of anger one would feel towards God during heart break was so evident but it’s also made obvious that there is power in prayer!
I loved this book. It had me crying tears of happiness then crying tears of sorrow and back to happy tears. So much emotion was put in this book that I would believe if the author if she told me this was about her! I recommend this book to EVERYBODY!!!! Thanks Cyndi Tefft for putting a book like this in my life! 5 rings outta 5! 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Follow Fridays (#1)

I'm doing this in attempt to make some new friends lol. So Welcome to Follow Fridays that's on a Thursday!!!! Hosted by ParaJunkie and Alison Can Read. Click on the links to their pages for the rules and featured blogs. Make sure to drop a comment on this post so I can follow you and hopefully the favor will be returned. There is also a weekly question. This weeks question is:
Q. If you could write yourself a part in a book, what book would it be and what role would you play in that book?

A: I would most definitely be in the Tiger's Quest series. I love the adventure in the book as well as Kishan. I would take all his pain away in a heartbeat lol! Living in a mansion in India would also be really cool as well as learning all the culture and myths. 

Happy Followings!!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Waiting on Wednseday (#1)

This meme is hosted by, Breaking the Spine. All you have to do to join in the fun is tell what book you are going crazy waiting on. I'm waiting on:

I can not wait to read this book! I just have to know what happens to Rhine and Gabriel!!! Also this cover is really...intriguing and kind of a contradiction. I mean there is a rocking horse in the background and that kind of makes me happy but then I look at this girl and she is all sad. lol Anyways, I'm not finished with dystopian books yet!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Matched (Matched, #1) by Ally Condie

From GoodReads: 

Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.

The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.

So dystopian book number 2 and I must say, this one was a lot harder for me to read. To me, this book didn’t have much…personality I guess that’s what you could call it. It was a good book, but I’m much more partial to more exciting books.

Cassia and her “perfect” little “Society” were perfectly boring. Everyone had everything handed to them based on data, so while I was reading this book I’m thinking “How the heck am I going to finish this predictable book?” Next thing I know, I’m sucked into this book trying to figure out how this perfect society made a mistake with Cassia’s matched. Pretty much, I was in and out of the book. I would get boring then interesting, but never exciting.

I loved the characters though. I didn’t have a particular feeling for Cassia but Ky is a different story. I couldn’t help but love him. He came from the scum of the society, forced to be an outcast but he is so deep and complex. He was probably the only reason why I didn’t put the book down on the slow parts. Then there is Xander. I loved him as well. His charming, confident, and intelligent personality drew me to him and a first I thought Cassia was completely crazy for jeopardizing their relationship. Personally though, I think Ky would have been more my type as well.

Now, it might seem as if I didn’t enjoy this book much and I didn’t BUT, I want to read the next book because the ending made me absolutely want more! So 3.5 kittens in a can out of 5! 

 Aww How cute is that??

Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1) by Lauren DeStefano

   From GoodReads: 

Obviously, something went terribly wrong. Genetic mutations have festered, reducing human longevity to twenty-five, even less for most women. To prevent extinction, young girls are kidnapped, mated in polygamous marriages with men eager to procreate. Sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery, a recent victim of this breeding farm mentality, has vowed to break loose from its fetters; but finding allies and a safe way out is a challenge she can only hope she will survive. A dystopian fantasy series starter with wings. Editor's recommendation.

This book was incredibly sad. As a matter of fact, it was the saddest book I ever read! Women only like to see 20 and men only to 25!! What’s the point of curing cancer if I would live longer with it!? Let me also add, this was my first dystopian book ever read so if I seem a little overwhelmed, please bear with me. Are they all tear jerkers like this?? Gosh! Okay anyways, aside from being really sad, I liked the book. The characters were different and they all seemed to suffer from mood swings…what’s up with that?? The main character, Rhine, has a blue eye and a brown eye and immediately I loved her simply because that little info about her reminded me of Graceling, which is also an awesome read. She is a determined little lady, never truly forgetting her home and her goal to return there.
She was extremely different from her “sister wives” Jenna and Cecily. Jenna seems to be the depressed just kill me now types but blooms into a feisty little thing as we learn some of her dirty little secrets. She and Rhine also develop a very close relationship. I loved Jenna’s character as well after she opened up. Her story had me bawling on my bed room floor and sucking my thumb like a baby =-(.Cecily…big cry baby, na├»ve child, pretty stupid girl are just some of the things that come to mind when we talk about Cecily, but I guess I can’t really blame her for her actions sense she didn’t know any better. She was close with her sister wives as well but she wasn’t trusted with the secrets Rhine and Jenna shared. She was father-in-laws little pet.
There’s a little bit of everything in this book, a love triangle, suspense, sorrow, humor. Actually no, I take that back, there was no humor in this book lol. The guys in this book didn’t have as much character in this book like the females did, but they added a certain quality to the book. Vaughn, the evil father in law…is pretty freaking evil! OH MY!!! But he adds that needed dose of “UGH I can’t stand this person” and Linden, the husband, that poor clueless man. I actually liked Linden but not more than Gabriel, the servant who first fell for Rhine.
Over all this book was well written and it made me want to keep reading by adding so many questions I needed answers to. I give it 4 out of 5 penguins only because I don’t think dystopian books are really my type of books.

Monday, August 15, 2011

It's Monday!! What Are You Reading? (#1)

This my dear friends is my First weekly Meme!! YAY!!! Okay, its hosted by Bookjourney, and every Monday I will recap, and plan! Almost like time well book management. Okay so recapping on this past week I:
1. Started my blog
2. Read:
3. Posted like 3 reviews that I can't remember right now lol.
This week I Plan on reading: 

I know it's not much but, college got me working hard!!! So tell me,  
What are you reading this week?

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Booklopedia's Blogoversary Giveaway!!!

An Awesome blog I'm following called Booklopedia (hence the title of the post :-p) Is having a GIVEAWAY!!! *applause here* Ok so this is what they are giving away------>

Yep. Pretty awesome huh? So here's how you enter: Just click this LINK right here silly! Also, you can enter it from my side bar.

The Mating (Law of the Lycans, #1)

From GoodReads:

Elise had no idea when she came home that day that she'd end up mated to a complete stranger. A new Alpha and the need for an alliance between packs have made her a pawn. 

EXCERPT: She lay beside him, staring blankly at the ceiling. The deed was done. They were mated. It didn't matter that she had no love for him nor he for her. Political alliances were more important than feelings...

Let me start by saying, I love me some wolves!!!! So angry and sexy!!! Am I right??? This book is free!!!! With that being said, I was very skeptical about reading but after running out of books I was like “Eh, what the hey, let’s read it!!!” So right from the jump, I’m sucked into the book. It was absolutely exciting. Although I didn’t care too much for Elise, I felt for her. Being taken away from home and having sex with a stranger because your daddy said so would be very stressful! It couldn’t have been me. But back to this awesome book, I know I make it seem bad but Kane, the alpha she is mated with, is very sweet. He doesn’t push her into anything. I really enjoyed his character, but I wish there was more about how he felt and what he was thinking. I didn’t feel like I got to know Kane like how I got to know the other members of the pack. Marla…that little…UGH! Talk about conniving and two faced. She was most definitely the most hated character in the book. Then there’s the mysterious Rayne, Kane’s half-brother.  Just as sexy and angry as Kane only with blue eyes. Not much to say about him besides he is a pretty big problem for the pack…or is he???

I loved the plot in this book. Just when I thought I had it figured out, BAM! I ended up dead wrong. I loved the mystery of the book and the sex scenes were refreshing and not too prude. The only issue I had with this book as I said earlier, I wanted to get to know Kane a little bit more, so I give this book 4 out of 5 mario stars!!! (Who doesn't love a good Mario game?)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (Hush Hush #1)

From Good Reads:

 For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her...until Patch comes along.
With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment, but after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is far more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.

I enjoyed this book very much. The main character, Nora Grey, is very adventurous…a little too adventurous if you ask me lol, but I love her as a character. Her best friend Vee is…well…that best friend that lives in the moment and makes dumb decisions but she makes your life fun even if you want to slap the dag crap out of her some times. Now Patch, what can I say about Patch? He is yummy. He is your bad-boy, super freak, shady, but still sweet kind of guy. So ladies, read your heart out. I know I did *blushes*.

This was very much a mystery, a romance, and a fantasy book all in one. You didn’t know what was going to happen next. I really liked that about this book. So much was going on you had no choice but to keep reading. There were many times I found myself screaming on the inside and reading faster and faster, my heart pounding, and sweat beading around my hairline…okay maybe not the sweat but you get the picture. The book was awesome.

Okay so adding up the amazing plots and the diverse and well developed characters I give this book…5 out of 5 Tiger Lillies!!