Monday, September 28, 2009

Great Look Award!

I would like to say thank you to Taschima from Bloody Bookaholic for giving me this great award =) I love her blog so everyone should check it out!!!

This award is meant to pat on the back the ones paying particular attention to their blog presentation, and god knows some of them looks awesome! Of course none of them are pretty empty shells, so there's no shame to mention how nice their blogs are!

Here are the rules:
1. Post the award on your blog, with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.
2. Pass the award to 5 other blogs that your particularly like. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

The Nominations:

1) Sara at My Life is an Effing Fairy Tale
2) Jaime at Revenge of the Book Nerds!
3) Velvet at vvb32 reads
4) Jessica at A BookLover's Diary
5) Alyssa at Teens Read and Write

Also if you haven't seen, I am running a contest to win a Signed Copy of Boy Toy by Barry Lyga!!!
Enter Here

Happy Reading!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Win a Signed Copy of Boy Toy by Barry Lyga!

Josh Mendel has a secret. Unfortunately, everyone knows what it is. Five years ago, Josh’s life changed. Drastically. And everyone in his school, his town—seems like the world—thinks they understand. But they don’t—they can’t. And now, about to graduate from high school, Josh is still trying to sort through the pieces. First there’s Rachel, the girl he thought he’d lost years ago. She’s back, and she’s determined to be part of his life, whether he wants her there or not.Then there are college decisions to make, and the toughest baseball game of his life coming up, and a coach who won’t stop pushing Josh all the way to the brink. And then there’s Eve. Her return brings with it all the memories of Josh’s past. It’s time for Josh to face the truth about what happened. If only he knew what the truth was . . .

I am very excited to do my very first giveaway! Barry Lyga was very kind enough to send me 1 signed copy of his book Boy Toy for one of my lucky readers! Unfortunately, due to the shipping costs the winner must have a valid U.S. mailing address (no PO boxes). The giveaway will end on October 30th at midnight and the winner will be chosen by on October 31th it will be a Happy Halloween Surprise! The winner will have 48 hours to respond, before a new winner will be chosen.

To enter please leave a valid email address
so I will be able to contact you.

Extra Entries:
+1 Follow this Blog
+1 for following me on twitter Here
+ 1 Add my blog button (with a link back) on your blog
+ 2 For posting about this giveaway on your blog (leave a link)
+ 1 For posting about this giveaway on your sidebar
+1 tweeting about this giveaway (please add me in the tweet @ras1513)

Yep so that would be 8 entries!
Good luck to everyone!

Contest Closed

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Awesome Contest

Over at Just Another Musing they are having an awesome contest with giving away the first season of true blood! So if you love the show, go try and win it I know I am =)

p.s I am done moving and ready to post my reviews again thanks to everyone for your patience and best wishes =)

Happy Reading!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Who loves you baby!

I was awarded this from vvb32 reads and Jessica from A Book Lover's Diary Thank you!

This award is designed with one purpose in mind. Pass this on to other bloggers who have awarded you in the past.

Taschima Bloody Bookaholic
Ashley at Ashley's Library
Jamie at Revenge of the Book Nerds!
Dani at Reading is like Breathing it must be done
Sara at My life is an Effing Fairy Tale
Trin at Bloody Bad

Thank you so much guys for being awesome!
Also this week is my finals and moving day but after this week I will be back =)

Happy Reading!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Mail Box Monday (8)

So I only recived one book this past week however I was very excited to get it! Seeing as I am moving I was not sure if I was going to get it in time before I moved 140 miles away =) So here is my small mailbox but hopefully when I get all this moving situated I will get more =P


I won this from Yan at Books By Their Cover
Thanks for everything Yan!!!

Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd
Acclaimed authors Holly Black (
Ironside)and Cecil Castellucci (Boy Proof) have united in geekdom to
edit short stories from some of the best selling and most promising geeks in young adult literature: M.T. Anderson, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Tracy Lynn, Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Barry Lyga, Wendy Mass, Garth Nix, Scott Westerfield, Lisa Yee, and Sara Zarr.

With illustrate
d interstitials from comic book artists Hope Larson and Bryan Lee O'Malley, Geektastic covers all things geeky, from Klingons and Jedi Knights to fan fiction, theater geeks, and cosplayers. Whether you're a former, current, or future geek, or if you just want to get in touch with your inner geek, Geektastic will help you get your geek on!

So what did you get?

Happy Reading!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

What I am Reading Now (5)

Water Witch
By Deborah Leblanc
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...

So what are you reading?

Happy Reading!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Review: Hush, Hush

  • Title: Hush, Hush
  • Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster (October 13, 2009)
  • Genre: Fantasy/Fiction/YA
  • Cover: A+
  • Overall: A++++
  • ISBN-10: 9781416989417

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.

I have one word to discribe this book...."Amazing." The characters, plot, even the writing style blew me away! It was very hard for me to put this book down at night (even at 4 in the morning) all I wanted to do was see what was next for Nora and Patch! Let me tell you ladies Patch is one fictional character that I am seriously in love with. He has that bad boy/sarcastic attitude that just makes you wish he was real.

I can not get over how realistic the characters seemed to me, every character in the book reminded me of someone I knew. Becca Fitzpatrick did an amazing job of making the characters feel realistic and not in an overdone way! The plot was also another one of my favorite things mainly because other than the fantasy aspects the scenarios Nora finds herself in felt very life like.

I loved the fantasy aspect of this book, it was refreshing, something new (don't worry guys I am not going to spoil it for you) It just really opened my eyes to something new. I was really disappointed when it ended because I just wanted to keep reading, then someone told me there is going to be a sequel called Crescendo!!!! I really hope that is true mainly because I think all of you out there should read this book and you just like me will be wanting more!

Pre-order this book at:
Borders, Barnes and Noble, Amazon

Happy Reading!
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