Monday, August 31, 2009


I found this over at Revenge of the Book Nerds! I love the idea of sharing photo's =) I am the kinda person that needs to put names with a face, so everyone this is my face =P So if you do this too let me know...

One of My Best friends Jessica (its cold!)

My Mommy and me Loveee her!

My Friend Rayna and I... yea we are rad

My puppy Pebbles I love her she is sooo cute

My Senior Picture

Bored in College picture time!

So What about you?

Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday Finds (3)

I found some good books that I have been looking for, for awhile! I really need to kick up my reading now because my TBR pile is so big =) So these are my finds for the week, enjoy!


On election day in the capital, it is raining so hard that no one has bothered to come out to vote. The politicians are growing jittery. Should they reschedule the elections for another day? Around three o’clock, the rain finally stops. Promptly at four, voters rush to the polling stations, as if they had been ordered to appear. But when the ballots are counted, more than 70 percent are blank. The citizens are rebellious. A state of emergency is declared. But are the authorities acting too precipitously? Or even blindly? The word evokes terrible memories of the plague of blindness that hit the city four years before, and of the one woman who kept her sight. Could she be behind the blank ballots? A police superintendent is put on the case.


Gina Covello's Perks and Pitfalls
of Vamp Life
1. Hello?! Eternal youth and beauty!

2. Free. Designer. Clothes.

3. My hot new boyfriend Bobby went from chess dud to vamp stud.

4. No reflection! First order of business: turn my own stylist to stop the downward spiral from chic to eek.

5. Vampire vixen Mellisande has taken an interest in my boyfriend, and is now transforming the entire high school into her own personal vampire army. If anyone's going to start their own undead entourage it should be me.

I guess I'll just have to save everyone from fashion disasters and other fates worse than death.

What did you Find?

Happy Reading!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Moving Soon

Sorry guys I haven't been posting so much lately, mainly because I will be moving out of Pittsburgh and back to Ohio (Safety reasons). Yep had an incident today that was very scary however I will not get into it lol.

So I will be living in Ohio from now on and traveling 2 and a half hours one day a week to Pittsburgh for class to finish my degree =) So I just wanted to let you all know that for the next 3 weeks I might not be as talkative as usual because of packing and moving =( However when ever I have free time I will update you all on our favorite topic.....Books!

Happy Reading!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Mail Box Monday (7)

So I just got back from visiting my family in Ohio and now I am back in Pittsburgh (probably should be sleeping for school tomorrow at 5 am ha ha) and I open my mail box and what do I find??? Oh yes some awesome ARC's for me to read and review, I love surprises =) I also splurged a little and bought some yummy reads here is what I got...

For Review

Hush, Hush

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. Not until Patch came 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 who 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 way 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.


For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf--her wolf--is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again.

Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human--or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

Received from Scholastic Publishing

Water Witch
Dunny knew from an early age what it meant to be an outsider. Her special abilities earned her many names, like freak and water witch. So she vowed to keep her powers a secret. But now her talents may be the only hope of two missing children. A young boy and girl have vanished, feared lost in the mysterious bayous of Louisiana. But they didn't just disappear; they were taken. And amid the ghosts and spirits of the swamp, there is a danger worse than any other, one with very special plans for the children -- and for anyone who dares to interfere.

Received from FSB Media


Bite Me!
AJ Ashe isn't your typical seventeen-year-old vampire—as if there is such a thing! She's stuck in the middle of a huge fight between her two BFFs. Her ex-boyfriend—whom she's still totally in love with, by the way—is now her stepbrother. A former classmate—who, um, she may or may not have turned into a vampire—is stalking her. And now, apparently, the fate of humankind lies in her little undead hands. What ever happened to the good old days, when all a vampire girl had to worry about was the occasional zit and hiding her taste for blood?

Bianca wants to escape.

She's been uprooted from her small hometown and enrolled at Evernight Academy, an eerie Gothic boarding school where the students are somehow too perfect: smart, sleek, and almost predatory. Bianca knows she doesn't fit in.

Then she meets Lucas. He's not the "Evernight type" either, and he likes it that way. Lucas ignores the rules, stands up to the snobs, and warns Bianca to be careful—even when it comes to caring about him.

"I couldn't stand it if they took it out on you," he tells Bianca, "and eventually they would."

But the connection between Bianca and Lucas can't be denied. Bianca will risk anything to be with Lucas, but dark secrets are fated to tear them apart . . . and to make Bianca question everything she's ever believed.

What did you get?

Happy Reading!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

My Current Art Work

So most of you know I am a student studying Graphic Design ( I graduate with my bachelors in 7 months YAY!) and I have been working on a illustration and I wanted to know what you all think? You guys were basically my inspiration for this so I thought I would show you all =) Please tell me what you think!

© Rachel Schaffer 2009™

Eventually one day I would love to make book covers =)

Happy Reading!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Omg Thank You Again!

I know I already posted my 2 BBAW nominations however I just received 2 more!!!! You guys are so unbelievably awesome I can not thank you enough! So I decided to have another post just to thank you again! My 2 new nominations are Best New Blog and Best Blog Name, I am so excited and thankful just to be nominated I can not even tell you guys! So to wrap it up these are the four nominations I have recieved:

- Best New Blog
- Best Blog Name
- Most Eclectic taste
- Most Humorous/Funniest Blog

So to sum up.... Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, and many more!

Happy Reading

Friday Finds (2)

So this week I found a couple of great books that of course I just had to grab =). Come on everyone you know me I am not normal, my motto is "No book left behind". So here are some of my finds they looked sooo good what do you think?

Evil Genius

Cadel Piggott has agenius IQ and afascination with systems of all kinds. At seven, he was illegally hacking into computers. Now hes fourteen and studying for his World Domination degree, taking classes like embezzlement, forgery, and infiltration at the institute founded by criminal mastermind Dr. Phineas Darkkon. Although Cadel may be advanced beyond his years, at heart hes a lonely kid. When he falls for the mysterious and brilliant Kay-Lee, he begins to question the moral implications of his studies. But is it too late to stop Dr. Darkkon fromcarrying out his evil plot?

Wickedly Lovely

Rule #3: Don't stare at invisible faeries.

Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty—especially if they learn of her Sight—and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.

Rule #2: Don't speak to invisible faeries.

Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer.

Rule #1: Don't ever attract their attention.

But it's too late. Keenan is the Summer King who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost—regardless of her plans or desires.

Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; her life; everything.

Faerie intrigue, mortal love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in Melissa Marr's stunning 21st century faery tale.

Blue Bloods

Schuyler Van Alen is confused about what is happening to her. Her veins are starting to turn blue, and she's starting to crave raw meat. Soon, her world is thrust into an intricate maze of secret societies and bitter intrigue. Schuyler has never been a part of the trendy crowd at her prestigious New York private school. Now, all of a sudden, Jack Force, the most popular guy in school, is showing an interest in her. And when one of the popular girls is found dead, Schuyler and Jack are determined to get to the bottom of it.

Schuyler wants to find out the secrets of the mysterious Blue Bloods. But is she putting herself in danger?

What did you Find?

Happy Reading

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Super Comments Award!

Yay I am so excited I love awards =) I would like to say thank you to Taschima over at Bloody Bookaholic mainly because she is awsome, sweet, and a fantastic book reviewer (oh and for the award =] ) So as she did I will nominate 5 (only 5 oh noOoOo!) of you awesome book bloggers out there.

Happy Reading!

What I am Reading Now (3)

When Sookie's brother Jason's eyes start to change, she knows he's about to turn into a were-panther for the first time. But her concern becomes cold fear when a sniper sets his deadly sights on the local changeling population-and Jason's new panther brethren suspect he may be the shooter. Now, Sookie has until the next full moon to find out who's behind the attacks, unless the killer decides to find her first.

Yes Yes I am reading the 5th book in the Sookie stackhouse series slowly but surely! School kinda has me in a loop of constant homework (dang school) however I am enjoying this book but not as much as the first four I hope it gets more interesting! But if I am hoping for things I would love a library, or a car any one want to help? No? ok =] But a review will be out shortly so I will keep you posted!

What are you Reading?

Happy Reading!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


I received Three emails today from Amy, Elizabeth, and Sheri saying I was nominated for three categories in the Book Blogger Appreciation Week!!!! The two categories I was nominated for are Best New Blog, Most Humorous/Funniest Blog,and Most Eclectic Taste Blog!!!

I am so excited because I never expected this, so I just want to say to all of my followers and to those who nominated me thank you so much for being you! and I will not let you down in the years to come. Thank you, sOoOoOoOo much I can not say it enough. I am so excited, and I also want to say congratulations to all the other nominees out there, there are so many amazing blogs we are all winners!

Happy Reading!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Mega Palooza Contest over at Bloody Bookaholic

My good friend Taschima is hosting an awesome contest at her blog click her name to go to the page and here is the scoop!

20 books, going to have 3 winners.

Winner number One gets to pick 7 books out of the bunch.

Winner number Two gets 3 books out of the bunch.

Winner number Three gets 1 book out of the bunch.

Only the first winner gets to choose his or her prize.
For the other two I get to choose what they get.

Here are the books!!!

- Signed copy of Dreaming Anastasia + Goodies
- Hardback Another Faust
- Hardback Prophecy of the Sisters
- ARC Eyes Like Stars + Backstage Pass Bracelet and some Theater-Theme Swag.
- ARC The Dark Divine
- ARC Hush Hush
- ARC Give Up The Ghost
- ARC Ash
- ARC Behind Every Illusion
- ARC Shiver
- ARC The Demon's Lexicon
- ARC Betraying Season
- ARC Any Given Doomsday
- Dead Until Dark
- Gossip Girl 1st Book
- The Black Tatto + poster
- Vampire Academy
- Frost Bite, a Vampire Academy Novel.
- Shadow Kiss, a Vampire Academy Novel.
- Blood Promise, a Vampire Academy Novel.

Thanks again Girl!

The Lemonade Award Awarded for Great Attitude or Gratitude

The Lemonade Award
Awarded for Great Attitude or Gratitude

I would like to say thank you to Sara over at My Life is an Effing Fairy Tale! For passing this award on to me, she is such an awesome person if you haven't seen her blog go and check it out I love it!

And now for my nominees:
Eleni at La Femme Readers
Ashley at Books Obsession
Taschima at Bloody Bookaholic
Jessica at Books Love Jessica Marie

Happy Reading!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Mail Box Monday (6)

I splurged a little again mainly because I am back home for a break from college, and the book stores were just screaming my name! I am also waiting on some books from publishers that should be in my mail back in Pittsburgh so I am a little excited to see what I got back there. But as for this week this is what I got....

City of Bones
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder -- much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing -- not even a smear of blood -- to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . .

Fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird has managed to settle in at the House of Night. Shes come to terms with the vast powers the vampyre goddess, Nyx, has given her, and is getting a handle on being the new Leader of the Dark Daughters. Best of all, Zoey finally feels like she belongs--like she really fits in. She actually has a boyfriend…or two. Then the unthinkable happens: Human teenagers are being killed, and all the evidence points to the House of Night. While danger stalks the humans from Zoeys old life, she begins to realize that the very powers that make her so unique might also threaten those she loves. Then, when she needs her new friends the most, death strikes the House of Night, and Zoey must find the courage to face a betrayal that could break her heart, her soul, and jeopardize the very fabric of her world.

Bloodlust and dark forces are at work at the House of Night, and fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbirds adventures at the school take a mysterious turn. Those who appear to be friends are turning out to be enemies. And, oddly enough, sworn enemies are also turning into friends. So begins the gripping third installment of this “highly addictive series” (Romantic Times), in which Zoeys mettle will be tested like never before. Her best friend, Stevie Rae, is undead and struggling to maintain a grip on her humanity. Zoey doesnt have a clue how to help her, but she does know that anything she and Stevie Rae discover must be kept secret from everyone else at the House of Night, where trust has become a rare commodity. Speaking of rare, Zoey finds herself in the very unexpected and rare position of having three boyfriends. Mix a little bloodlust into the equation and the situation has the potential to spell social disaster. Just when it seems things couldnt get any tougher, vampyres start turning up dead. Really dead. But, as Zoey and her friends find out, things are not always what they seem…

Life sucks when your friends are pissed at you. Just ask Zoey Redbird – shes become an expert on suckiness. In one week she has gone from having three boyfriends to having none, and from having a close group of friends who trusted and supported her, to being an outcast. Speaking of friends, the only two Zoey has left are undead and unMarked. And Neferet has declared war on humans, which Zoey knows in her heart is wrong. But will anyone listen to her? Zoey's adventures at vampyre finishing school take a wild and dangerous turn as loyalties are tested, shocking true intentions come to light, and an ancient evil is awakened in PC and Kristin Cast's spellbinding fourth House of Night novel.

At the start of this heart-pounding new installment of the bestselling House of Night series, Zoeys friends have her back again and Stevie Rae and the red fledglings arent Neferets secrets any longer. But an unexpected danger has emerged. Neferet guards her powerful new consort, Kalona, and no one at the House of Night seems to understand the threat he poses. Kalona looks gorgeous, and he has the House of Night under his spell. A past life holds the key to breaking his rapidly spreading influence, but what if this past life shows Zoey secrets she doesnt want to hear and truths she cant face?

So what did you get?

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday (3)

  • Title: Tempted
  • Author: P.C Cast and Kristin Cast
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (October 27, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0312567480
So…you’d think after banishing an immortal being and a fallen High Priestess, saving Stark’s life, biting Heath, getting a headache from Erik, and almost dying, Zoey Redbird would catch a break. Sadly, a break is not in the House of Night school forecast for the High Priestess in training and her gang. Juggling three guys is anything but a stress reliever, especially when one of them is a sexy Warrior who is so into protecting Zoey that he can sense her emotions. Speaking of stress, the dark force lurking in the tunnels under the Tulsa Depot is spreading, and Zoey is beginning to believe Stevie Rae could be responsible for a lot more than a group of misfit red fledglings. Aphrodite’s visions warn Zoey to stay away from Kalona and his dark allure, but they also show that it is Zoey who has the power to stop the evil immortal. Soon it becomes obvious that Zoey has no choice: if she doesn’t go to Kalona he will exact a fiery vengeance on those closest to her. Will Zoey have the courage to chance losing her life, her heart, and her soul? Find out in the next spectacular installment in the House of Night series, TEMPTED.

So What are you waiting for?

Happy Reading!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Review: Marked

  • Title: Marked
  • Author: P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1st edition (May 1, 2007)
  • Genre: Fantasy/Fiction
  • Cover: A-
  • Overall: A+
  • ISBN-10: 0312360266
Enter the dark, magical world of the House of Night, a world very much like our own, except here vampyres have always existed. When sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird gets Marked as a fledgling vampire she must join the House of Night school where she will train to become an adult vampire. That is, if she makes it through the Change. But Zoe is no ordinary fledgling. She has been chosen as special by the Goddess Nyx and discovers her amazing new power to conjure the elements: earth, air, fire, water and spirit. When Zoey discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school's most elite group, is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look within herself to embrace her destiny - with a little help from her new vampire friends.

I really enjoyed reading this book. When I first started reading it I found it to be a mix of two things I love; Vampires and Harry Potter. As I kept reading I noticed how similar it was to Harry Potter with Zoey going to school for what she has become and no one in her family liking her except her grandma, where as in Harry Potter no one liked him in his family except Sirius. Also you can not forget about the special mark that they both had in common.

I really enjoyed reading a YA vampire book that the female was the vampire, I also enjoyed the new world they opened up. I found it very interesting that when they start to become vampires they are marked. I was a little confused when they started to incorporate witch craft in with the vampires but I feel the authors did it very tastefully. I also enjoyed how interesting all of the characters were, especially Neferet the High Priestess, I found her to be sweet yet powerful.

I definitly recommend this book not just to people who like fantasy and vampires but to everyone! I really think this is one of those books that can be universal to any type of reader, this book just has a quality about it where you want to route for the good guys. While getting caught up in all the magic!

You can find this Book Here:
Amazon, Borders and Barnes and Noble

Happy Reading!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Mail Box Monday (5)

So I am really excited because this is my first book that I have received for winning a contest! So I would just like to say thank you to Ashley over at Ashley's Library for sending me this book that I have wanted for ever!

For most of his life, Donnie's followed his mother's advice, given when he was first picked on by bullies in grade school: ignore them. He lives mostly under the radar, both at school and at home, sailing through classes and working on his graphic novel, Schemata. His life sucks, but at least he knows what to expect. The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl relates what happens when someone notices him — really notices him — for the first time.

Mysterious goth girl Kyra, dressed in black and with an attitude just as dark, forces her way into his life, renaming him Fanboy. A loner in her own right, Kyra challenges Fanboy's perceptions of his possibilities. When Fanboy's longtime friend Cal starts hanging out with the jocks that have always made Fanboy's life a living hell, Kyra steps in to fill the void. She convinces him that greatness lies within reach, if only he can convince comic book guru Bendis to take a look at his graphic novel . . .

So What Did You Get?

Happy Reading!
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