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07 June 2013

My Status!

     Hey y'all! Summer Break has finally begun and I have a lot of fun things planned to do not only here on my blog but also on the YA Chat that I run . I want to do a lot of post this summer consisting not only of reviews but also unique and creative book related post. I have also started to plan some giveaways and readathons for this summer of fun!    
     So as far as Paperbacks and Parley goes Im looking for some people to help me run it. you can read all the details here :

 Whats Going on With Me:
|Right Now Im Currently Reading |
The Rivals by DaiseyWhitney:
The Rivals (The Mockingbirds, #2)
Im really enjoying the second  installment and you all should expect a review in the coming weeks!
|Books I Plan On Reading Soon|
The Lost Code (The Atlanteans, #1)Feedback (Variant, #2)

29 March 2013

Wait...Is He Back?

Yes! That's the answer to the question...not some to be or not to be stuff. Well as you can probably tell I will be  rejoining an oh so changed YA Blogging community. I had to take a break from blogging. I felt as if the weight of school and blogging were crushing me to the point of panic attacks. So I decided to take a break from blogging and focus more on school. Junior year is not small feat so if you haven't reached it yet good luck. During this break though I realized I STILL love reading and no matter what I LOVE to share books with others. Thank you for everyone who stuck by me or maybe you are new but still Thanks! I will be back and better than ever! Please comment below if you have any suggestions or if you know you just want to say Hi! It makes my day!

12 September 2012

Book Review: Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London

Darkness Before Dawn (Darkness Before Dawn, #1)

Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages: Paperback, 342
Young Adult
Date Published: May 29th 2012

Only sunlight can save us.
We built the wall to keep them out, to keep us safe. But it also makes us prisoners, trapped in what's left of our ravaged city, fearing nightfall.
After the death of my parents, it's up to me--as the newest delegate for humanity--to bargain with our vampire overlord. I thought I was ready. I thought I knew everything there was to know about the monsters. Then again, nothing could have prepared me for Lord Valentine . . . or his son. Maybe not all vampires are killers. Maybe it's safe to let one in.
Only one thing is certain: Even the wall is not enough. A war is coming and we cannot hide forever
     Yes. This simple word can speak volumes for this book. Yes to the writing. Yes to the characters.Finally Yes to the story. Darkness Before Dawn was a surprising read. When I began this book I thought it would be your average. Girl meets vampire. Girl falls in love with vampire. Girl becomes target of all vampires enemies.Darkness Before Dawn was so much more. It might have some of those elements but it also offers so much more. When I reached the last page I wanted to cry. The last too sentences left me on the edge of my seat craving some more.
     First I want to talk about the main character, Dawn. In this future world vampires kind of rule I guess you could say. Humans have all moved into big cities surrounded by huge walls to protect them from vampire but that doesn't always work. The humans have arrangements with these vampire families to send them blood in exchange for protection from a vampire attack. That's where our main character Dawn comes in.  She is the delegate that makes the arrangements with the vampires. I liked Dawn because she is a strong female character. She is able to stand up for herself both with adults and with the overbearing vampire Lord Valentine. Dawn can also kick some butt and stake some vampires when it is needed. Another thing I loved about Darkness Before Dawn were the VAMPIRES themselves. They were the pictures of vampires I always look for when I read a book. They are blood-sucking monsters that I will do anything for blood. And like always there are those vampires that broke the mold. The ones that were caring monsters I guess you could say. There are also a host of other characters I found enjoyable like the main characters best friend. She was very entertaining.
     If you didn't know that J.A.London is a mother-son writing team. I was not able to tell that at any point during reading. The writing style was consistent and quite enjoyable. I only have one gripe which was one part of the book was quite predictable. I'm not telling you which though. The writing in Darkness Before Dawn was face paced which was something that I enjoyed a lot. Each of the characters had a distinct voice which is always good. I was able to feel like I was actually present in Dawn's world with all the emotion that you can feel in the writing.
     Well if you cant tell from all my praise I highly recommend that you pick up Darkness Before Dawn. It's a surprise book. You think its going to be your average paranormal romance and it turns into so much more. The authors combined both equal parts of romance and action to give birth to the excellent creature which is Darkness Before Dawn. I'm craving the sequel Blood-Kissed Sky to see what will happen in the next installment.

18 July 2012

Guest Post with Jeff Strand!

Today I'm glad to have the author of A Bad Day for Voodoo, Jeff Strand, here with us to lay a little This or That Supernatural Edition. So enjoy you all! 

1. Who would win in a fight: a vampire or a werewolf?

Neither. I truly believe that if they just talked out their issues, they could resolve everything without having to resort to violence. Everybody's a winner!

2. Which would you rather have explode, your ear or your toe?

Every time one of my toes explodes it puts me in a crabby mood for at least a couple of days, so I'm going to say my ear.

3. DC or Marvel Comics?

Are DC and Marvel Comics supernatural? Wow. That explains everything!

4. Who would you rather fight in a battle, a magical gypsy or a zombie?
A zombie. One good poke in the head with a pitchfork and they’re no longer a problem. Whereas a magical gypsy...well, that’s where you find yourself clucking like a chicken for the rest of your life.

5. Casper or Bloody Mary?
Well, Casper the Friendly Ghost has "friendly" right there in his name, so I'd much rather fight him in a battle because he'd probably be all nice and stuff while you were beating him up.

6. Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde?

Is the question still who I would rather fight in a battle? Would anybody pick Mr. Hyde? I mean, that's like asking if I'd rather fight Bruce Banner or The Hulk. Of course I'd pick Dr. Jekyll--he's a total wuss. If that's not what you were asking then I might have to revise my Casper answer above.

10 July 2012

Giveaway: A Bad Day for Voodoo by Jeff Strand

Hey Y'all,
     Well I have something special for you all today! Part 1 of a blog tour I'm doing for the book A Bad Day For Voodoo by Jeff Strand! Today I will be starting a with a giveaway of the book  and later on I will have a  guest post with the author himself! So make sure you all stay tuned for that exciting stuff.  Here is a little bit about the book. 
A Bad Day For Voodoo
When your best friend is just a tiny bit psychotic, you should never actually believe him when he says, "Trust me. This is gonna be awesome."
Of course, you probably wouldn't believe a voodoo doll could work either. Or that it could cause someone's leg to blow clean off with one quick prick. But I've seen it. It can happen.
And when there's suddenly a doll of YOU floating around out there—a doll that could be snatched by a Rottweiler and torn to shreds, or a gang of thugs ready to torch it, or any random family of cannibals (really, do you need the danger here spelled out for you?)—well, you know that's just gonna be a really bad day ...

Sounds amazing, right? Make sure to CLICK HERE to add it to your To Be Read pile on GoodReads. 
Now on to the Giveaway. 
1. You must be 13 or older to enter this contest.
2. You must live in the USA because it is shipped directly from the publisher. 
3. Only ONE entry allowed per person. 
4. Have fun! 

MAKE SURE TO CHECK BACK ON THE 18th to see who won and CHECK OUT the guest post by Jeff Strand!