Sunday, August 3, 2014

In My Mailbox (64)

Since I am guessing IMM doesn't link up anymore, due to The Story Siren, no longer being an active blog (correct me if I'm wrong) I will now link to Stacking The Shelves. But for my OCD purposes, I will still be calling it In My Mailbox. 

Hosted By... Tynga Reviews

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Divergent (#1)

"In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, Tris also learns that her secret might help her save the ones she loves . . . or it might destroy her."

Final Quick Thoughts: Really Addictive writing... something I forgot to mention, that I didn't like was the Insta-Love.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

In My Mailbox (63)

This is Hosted By The Story Siren.. BUT she no longer exists as a blog! 
Audrey Wait! by Robin Benway
Shatter Me By Tahereh Mafi
Since Last Summer by Joanna Philbin
The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead
The Goddess Test Box Set by Aimee Carter
Sent to Me
The Appetite of Girls by Pamela Moses (Thank You Penguin)
Madamoiselle By Rhonda K. Garelik (Netgalley)

Sunday, July 6, 2014

In My Mailbox (62)

Divergent By Veronica Roth
Legend By Marie Lu
Meet Kirsten
Molly Learns a Lesson
I Hunt Killers By Barry Lyga
The Daughters By Joanna Philbin
The Divergent Box Set by Veronica Roth

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Meet Molly: An American Girl Series (#1)

"While her father is away fighting in World War II, Molly finds her life full of change as she eats terrible vegetables from the victory garden and plans revenge on her brother for ruining her Halloween."

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A Tale Dark & Grimm

"In this mischievous and utterly original debut, Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales. As readers follow the siblings through a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind (and beyond) the bread crumbs, edible houses, and outwitted witches.
Fairy tales have never been more irreverent or subversive as Hansel and Gretel learn to take charge of their destinies and become the clever architects of their own happily ever after."

Final Quick Thoughts: It may be in the children's section but it is definitely a 12 and Over book.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Chapel Wars

"Sixteen-year-old Holly wants to remember her Grandpa forever, but she’d rather forget what he left her in his will: his wedding chapel on the Las Vegas strip. Whatever happened to gold watches, savings bonds, or some normal inheritance? 

And then there's Grandpa's letter. Not only is Holly running the business with her recently divorced parents, but she needs to make some serious money—fast. Grandpa also insists Holly reach out to Dax, the grandson of her family's mortal enemy and owner of the cheesy chapel next door. No matter how cute Dax is, Holly needs to stay focused: on her group of guy friends, her disjointed family, work, school and... Dax. No wait, not Dax. 

Holly’s chapel represents everything she’s ever loved in her past. Dax might be everything she could ever love in the future. But as for right now, there's a wedding chapel to save."

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Review: Also Known As By Robin Benway (#1)

"Which is more dangerous: being an international spy... or surviving high school?

Maggie Silver has never minded her unusual life. Cracking safes for the world's premier spy organization and traveling the world with her insanely cool parents definitely beat high school and the accompanying cliques, bad lunches, and frustratingly simple locker combinations. (If it's three digits, why bother locking it at all?)

But when Maggie and her parents are sent to New York City for her first solo assignment, her world is transformed. Suddenly, she's attending a private school with hundreds of "mean girl" wannabes, trying to avoid the temptation to hack the school's elementary security system, and working to befriend the aggravatingly cute son of a potential national security threat... all while trying not to blow her cover.

From the hilarious and poignant author of Audrey, Wait! comes a fast-paced caper that proves that even the world's greatest spies don't have a mission plan for love."

Quick Final Thoughts: Easy and fun read.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

So Long, Farewell.... I'm Quitting.



If you have been following me on twitter or read  a few of my past posts, this may not surprise you.

I have been feeling this in my bones, for awhile. I have wanted to continue SO bad, I didn't want to just quit and I'm not quite fully, but like I said it just doesn't feel right anymore.

First off, I have been overwhelmingly busy with other life things, some great, but as of lately mostly bad.  So, all of that mess just kept keeping me from doing my blog to the best of my ability.

Second, The final straw.  My domain name. is no longer mine and not by any fault of my own. I tried REALLY hard to renew the 10$ fee but Google+ likes to make it the most impossible thing ever!

And the main emotional reasons why.

When I started blogging, it was just for me and whoever stumbled upon it. Then I discovered this community and I wanted to belong and I wanted my blog to grow and I wanted to be apart of this whole crazy community and life-style.

And that never really happened.
I tried, I really did.
I did everything they tell you to increase viewers and I followed, commented and engaged in conversations with other bloggers and still nothing. No solid connections were made. I really wanted those connections. That isn't saying I haven't met great people who I enjoy talking to, because I have.

So after close to 4 years of attempting this life-style. I am done.

I will still post on my blog.
But I am going over to Booktube. It is just easier for me at the moment.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Rules of Summer (Rules of Summer, #1)

"There are two sides to every summer.

When seventeen-year-old Rory McShane steps off the bus in East Hampton, it's as if she's entered another universe, one populated by impossibly beautiful people wearing pressed khakis and driving expensive cars. She's signed on to be a summer errand girl for the Rules -- a wealthy family with an enormous beachfront mansion. Upon arrival, she's warned by other staff members to avoid socializing with the family, but Rory soon learns that may be easier said than done.
Stifled by her friends and her family's country club scene, seventeen-year-old Isabel Rule, the youngest of the family, embarks on a breathless romance with a guy whom her parents would never approve of. It's the summer for taking chances, and Isabel is bringing Rory along for the ride. But will Rory's own summer romance jeopardize her friendship with Isabel? And, after long-hidden family secrets surface, will the Rules' picture-perfect world ever be the same?"

Quick Thoughts: Fun, easy summer read, with overall strong writing, but weak ending. Will definitely read the Since Last Summer.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Emerald Green (Red Ruby Trilogy,#3)

"Gwen has a destiny to fulfill, but no one will tell her what it is.
She’s only recently learned that she is the Ruby, the final member of the time-traveling Circle of Twelve, and since then nothing has been going right. She suspects the founder of the Circle, Count Saint-German, is up to something nefarious, but nobody will believe her. And she’s just learned that her charming time-traveling partner, Gideon, has probably been using her all along.This stunning conclusion picks up where Sapphire Blue left off, reaching new heights of intrigue and romance as Gwen finally uncovers the secrets of the time-traveling society and learns her fate."

Enter My Giveaway

Saturday, April 19, 2014

1000 Feelings For Which There Are No Names

"They amaze us and hurt us, bring us to tears and make us laugh, delight us and keep us up at night: feelings that we know only too well, but which have eluded the English lexicon for so long. In 1,000 Feelings for Which There Are No Names, author Mario Giordano catalogs those familiar emotions.

Perfect for cocktail parties, quiet reflection, daily inspiration, or travel entertainment, this delightful compendium is broken up into helpful sections that will fit your every mood, such as “Afternoon Feelings,” “Nerd Feelings,” “Heaven-help-me Feelings,” or the somewhat more nebulous “Tangerine Feelings.” Or try opening a page at random to help kiss writer’s block goodbye. Don’t forget to add your own feelings in the back of the book (before they get away!) and share with others."
Pub. Date: April 29th, 2014 

^^^ That Summary basically sums up my review haha.

Friday, April 11, 2014

In My Mailbox (61) I LATimes Festival of Books

How To Be Interesting By Jessica Hagy

Baby & Toddler Cookbook By Karen Ansel & Charity Ferreira

For Review
1000 Feelings for which there are No Names By Mario Giordano

My LA TIMES FOB Schedule
(Subject to change follow me on Twitter and Instagram for updates)

10:30AM - YA Fiction Haunted - Ransom Riggs - YA Stage
11:00 AM - Rachel Zoe - LA Times Stage
12:30 PM - John Green - Bovard Auditorium
1:30 PM - Rachel Hawkins - YA Stage
1:35 PM - Giada DeLuentris - Children's Stage
4:30 PM - Maragaret Stohl,Laini Taylor - Norris Theater

11:00AM- Veronica Rothe - Bovard Auditorium
12:00PM - Robin Benway - YA STAGE
2:00 PM - Lisa Scottoline - Seeley
3:00 PM - Stephanie Perkins , Joanna Philbin - YA Stage