Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Annihilation of foreverland

I was given this book by Shut up and read to give an honest review. First thoughts on the book.. In the beginning chapters I first thought it was going to be like the maze runner. I am glad I was wrong. Dont get me wrong I enjoyed the maze runner but I enjoyed the Annihilation of foreverland soo much more. Tony did a great job at creating the foreverland. I loved Zin, Reed and Danny they were awesome. I felt so bad for Reed having to suffer because he wouldnt do what the director and investors wanted. They got what they deserved in the end! Props to Tony for writing such an awesome story that keep me excited till the end.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

In my mailbox #6

In my mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by the Story Siren. IMM iis where bloggers share what they have either won, purchased or borrowed that week. First I am going to start with E-books. :)
Howl By Annalise Grey Nineteen year old Sophie Matthews is a line-walker between two worlds - human and werewolf. She lives around humans but is never truly part of their world. That is, until she is spotted by a hiker. What should have been a passing glance becomes so much more as Sophie falls for the one thing she is forbidden from ever having: a human mate. Adding to her stress is newcomer Daniel, the arrogant wolf on Sophie's tail. Then several humans are killed by a mysterious and dangerous beast within the pack's hunting grounds. The humans begin whispering of wolf-men roaming the forest and the threat of discovery looms heavy around the pack. Everything is falling apart and Sophie realizes just how little control she has over her future. Will she risk everything - her heart, her family, and her safety - for a chance to control her own fate?
A demon made me do it By Penelope King Some girls share clothes, a bathroom, or a bedroom. Seventeen-year-old Liora Greyson has to share, too. Only she shares her body--with a demon. Liora just wants to survive her final year of high school unscathed, her dark secret intact. But the walls she’s carefully constructed to keep people away crack wide open once she meets the sexy and mysterious Kieron, and he lights her world on fire. She can’t let him know she transforms into a demon named "Lucky" at nightfall—a demon with an entirely separate personality who passes out Torment, Justice, and Revenge like Halloween candy. Turns out Kieron is the one who should be afraid once Lucky discovers his true identity and motivations. Liora wants to love him, but Lucky thinks he’s public enemy number one. And having a demon with a vendetta show up during a romantic date puts a serious crimp in any relationship. Fighting your demons is one thing. Having one that fights back, messes with your guy, and leaves you with nasty hangovers is quite another. Being bad has never been so good...
Fire with fire By Penelope King It's been over two months since Lucky and Liora decided their fate outside the cave. Over two months since Kieron left to finish his mission. So why hasn't he returned? Crushed and confused, Liora finds comfort with a mysterious stranger, a guy whose motives include more than just healing Liora's broken heart. Meanwhile, Lucky finds herself in the arms of an old friend...the one who has always laid claim to her true soul. When the reason for Kieron's disappearance becomes known, loyalties will be tested, friends will be betrayed, loves will be lost, and hope will be found. Once and for all, Lucky and Liora will have to chose their destiny. And not everyone will survive their choice.
Ordained By Devon Ashley Normally, the school creates the hunters - not the monsters. Abby Sorrensten likes to play rough. Ripping the horns off the foreheads of demons, manipulating lightning and setting things on fire with the flick of your wrist can give you a serious rush. So she probably wasn’t the best choice for the Order’s experimental training program. Thirteen years of isolation, lack of affection and a bruised and broken body from horrendous training sessions creates more than just an exceptional fighter. It creates an evil within - an evil responsible for several deaths the night she left. Two hundred years later Abby resurfaces as the very thing the Order trained her to kill: a vampire. A mythical demon has set his sights on the school and only the ordained hunter has the powers to face it. Unbeknownst to the Order, Abby’s their precious ordained one and their only chance for survival. As much as she would love to leave them hanging, she’s not willing to risk the life of Emily, a fellow friend and hunter also fed up with the organization. But for Abby, locking herself away in a fortress with angry descendents of those she killed causes suspicions and tensions to run high. Abby must learn the demon’s weaknesses for battle before the Order learns hers.
The Annihilation of foreverland By Tony Bertauski When kids awake on an island, they’re told there was an accident. Before they can go home, they will visit Foreverland, an alternate reality that will heal their minds. Reed dreams of a girl that tells him to resist Foreverland. He doesn’t remember her name, but knows he once loved her. He’ll have to endure great suffering and trust his dream. And trust he’s not insane. Danny Boy, the new arrival, meets Reed’s dream girl inside Foreverland. She’s stuck in the fantasy land that no kid can resist. Where every heart’s desire is satisfied. Why should anyone care how Foreverland works? Together, they discover what it’s really doing to them. Now on to the paperbacks and hardcovers that I got this week.
City of Lost souls By Cassandra Clare The demon Lilith has been destroyed and Jace has been freed from her captivity. But when the Shadowhunters arrive to rescue him, they find only blood and broken glass. Not only is the boy Clary loves missing–but so is the boy she hates, Sebastian, the son of her father Valentine: a son determined to succeed where their father failed, and bring the Shadowhunters to their knees. No magic the Clave can summon can locate either boy, but Jace cannot stay away—not from Clary. When they meet again Clary discovers the horror Lilith’s dying magic has wrought—Jace is no longer the boy she loved. He and Sebastian are now bound to each other, and Jace has become what he most feared: a true servant of Valentine’s evil. The Clave is determined to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. Will the Shadowhunters hesitate to kill one of their own? Only a small band of Clary and Jace’s friends and family believe that Jace can still be saved — and that the fate of the Shadowhunters’ future may hinge on that salvation. They must defy the Clave and strike out on their own. Alec, Magnus, Simon and Isabelle must work together to save Jace: bargaining with the sinister Faerie Queen, contemplating deals with demons, and turning at last to the Iron Sisters, the reclusive and merciless weapons makers for the Shadowhunters, who tell them that no weapon on this earth can sever the bond between Sebastian and Jace. Their only chance of cutting Jace free is to challenge Heaven and Hell — a risk that could claim any, or all, of their lives. And they must do it without Clary. For Clary has gone into the heart of darkness, to play a dangerous game utterly alone. The price of losing the game is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she even still trust him? Or is he truly lost? What price is too high to pay, even for love? Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series. Clockwork Angel By Cassandra Magic is dangerous--but love is more dangerous still. When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos. Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What's more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own. Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by--and torn between--two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length...everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world...and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all. Nightshade By Andrea Cremer Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she’ll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But when she violates her masters’ laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might lose everything - including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice?

Friday, May 11, 2012


Howl was given to me from Shut up and read for an honest review. My first thoughts, the cover is awesome and it goes well with the story. I know everyone always says dont judge a book by its cover, I admit I did but hey it didnt lead me astray! I loved the story line and most of the characters. Sophie did tend to irritate me alot in the beginning but she grew on me towards the end. Annalise created a great story with a twist at the end props for her.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

In my mailbox # 5

I cant believe it's already sunday again. You know what that means.... It's time for IMM! In my mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by the story siren! Show what you have received during the week by giveaways, purchasing, or borrowing. This week I have only one book in my mailbox.....
Taken at dusk (from goodreads) Step into Shadow Falls, a camp for teens with supernatural powers. Here friendship thrives, love takes you by surprise, and our hearts possess the greatest magic of all. Kylie Galen wants the truth so badly she can taste it. The truth about who her real family is, the truth about which boy she’s meant to be with—and the truth about what her emerging powers mean. But she’s about to discover that some secrets can change your life forever…and not always for the better. Just when she and Lucas are finally getting close, she learns that his pack has forbidden them from being together. Was it a mistake to pick him over Derek? And it’s not just romance troubling Kylie. An amnesia-stricken ghost is haunting her, delivering the frightful warning, someone lives and someone dies. As Kylie races to unravel the mystery and protect those she loves, she finally unlocks the truth about her supernatural identity, which is far different—and more astonishing—than she ever imagined.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Interview with Author Ann Mauren

First let me just start by saying how excited I am to be doing an interview with Ann! Words cannot describe the joy. For those of you who do not know, Ann Mauren is the Author of In the Spolight, it's the first book in the trilogy The Mayne Attraction. I have made a post about this book already so if you want to know more about the book hop on over to my review. :)
Q: When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? A:Actually, I’m still not quite sure I want to be a writer. It’s much harder than I imagined. It calls for focus, discipline, creativity and skin as thick as alligator hide. Percentage-wise I’m batting about 250 in the requirements department. In The Spotlight was the first story I’d ever written with the intent to publish, and that processes began in the summer of 2009 after the birth of my second child.
Q: How long does it take you to write a book? A: Much, much longer than it should. But I have a toddler. (Can I use that as an excuse?) Actually, ‘Spotlight’ took from September 2009 to April 2010 to complete. All things considered, I’m okay with that. Q: What is your work schedule like when you're writing? A: I have a day job in an office, a home to run, a husband, a fourth-grader and a toddler. When I’m not changing somebody’s diaper, or checking somebody’s homework, or ironing somebody’s pants, or chipping away at a to-do list that doesn’t have a bottom, I’m…tired. But if I want to get some writing done, I stay up late to do it. The upside is that sleep deprivation has made for some interesting inspirations, creatively speaking.
: Where do you get your information or ideas for your books? A: I draw on personal experiences for some story elements and I do a fair amount of research on things that I’m not familiar with. I have no idea how anybody got anything done before Google.
Q: What do you like to do when you're not writing? A: I love to curl up with my Kindle in a comfy, quiet spot and escape into an alternate reality—one where I’m not responsible for making all the problems work out!
Q: What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books? A: I’ve learned that a person with emotions is on the other end of a book review that I write, so it’s important to be tactful and kind, and in some cases it’s better to just keep quiet. Being an author, I understand now how important reviews are, how they impact potential readers, and the effect they have on authors. If I enjoy a book, I make it a point now to leave a favorable comment on Amazon. It’s the least I can do, and it makes another person (the book’s author) very happy. Q: Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say? A: I ask for feedback from readers on my website and many have obliged me. Some just want to say hi and tell me they enjoyed the story, others have questions or share observations about the characters or themes in the book, but most people want to know when the next installment in the series is scheduled for release. It always makes my day to hear from a reader--always. Q: What do you think makes a good story? A: I enjoy clever, unpredictable story lines, endearing, relatable characters and appealing, richly described settings. Oh, and laughing. Lots and lots of laughing.
Random silly questions Q: If a grilled cheese and a day old taco got in a fight who do you think would win? A: Sorry, but nobody wins in that scenario because the health inspector shuts the fight down before it can start.
Q: If you were an animal what would you be? A: I’d love to say Orca because I’m an apex predator kind of gal, but we all know I’m really more of a clown fish.
Quick response questions for fun :) Favorite pizza topping? Banana peppers Cats or Dogs? Wait, are you trying to get me in trouble? Summer or Winter? Well, Fall, actually. Vanilla or Chocolate? Is that a question? Chocolate, of course. Cookies or Cake? That depends. Normally a fresh baked chocolate chip cookie is the high card in my dessert deck, but cheesecake is the ultimate treat trump card, wouldn’t you agree? Places to connect with Ann: on Twitter @AnnMauren, on her website at, and on Facebook . Ann’s books at Amazon: Mayne Attraction: In The Spotlight Barefoot Heroine: A Mayne Attraction Short Story