Friday, October 31, 2014

Five Friday Favorites: Favorite Spooky/Horror/Halloween Reads #22

This meme is hosted by Book Badger.

1. The Shining/Doctor Sleep by Stephen King. Both of the books in this series scared me senseless, and I wanted to be like Joey from Friends and put the Shining in the freezer, lol.

2. The Diviners by Libba Bray. So creepy and well-written you can't put it down.
The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)
3. I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga. I've read two out of the three books in this series and it just keeps getting creepier. Plus POVS from serial killers.
7766027Game (Jasper Dent #2)
4. The Fall by Bethany Griffin. The way the story is told is confusing, but it is still super scary.
5. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. The parts with the assiassions, Mr. Croup and Mr. Vandemar were so creepy they were hard to read.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Review: On the Fence by Kasie West

Summary from Goodreads:

For sixteen-year-old Charlotte Reynolds, aka Charlie, being raised by a single dad and three older brothers has its perks. She can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows—including her longtime neighbor and honorary fourth brother, Braden. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn't know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world of makeup, lacy skirts, and BeDazzlers. Even stranger, she's spending time with a boy who has never seen her tear it up in a pickup game.

To cope with the stress of faking her way through this new reality, Charlie seeks late-night refuge in her backyard, talking out her problems with Braden by the fence that separates them. But their Fence Chats can't solve Charlie's biggest problem: she's falling for Braden. Hard. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high..

My Review:

So far I've now read all of this authors novels, and my favorite one was The Distance Between Us, her other contemporary. However, this book was a close second, because I adored this one so much, it made me laugh at parts and nearly cry as well.

I loved both of the main characters, Charlie and Braden, and how their love story spanned years instead of the instant-love crap. West is so great at writing characters that by the end of the book you're head over heels for every single one. :) Plus it has been a while since I've read a book where the main character is not just a tom boy in every single way, instead Charlie is just herself, sports and make-up.

I recommend checking out her contemporary novels and her science fiction ones as well.

My Rating:

Five Stars Out of Five

Film Thursday # 18: Lords of Salem (2012)

I've had this Rob Zombie horror movie sitting in my Ultra Violet collection for almost a year, (I got it for free) so I though Halloween was the perfect time to watch this. However, I did not really like it, mainly because it was about witches and I'm not a big fan of them in movies or books. Plus the acting was so bad it was laughable, I wouldn't recommend this unless you want to laugh at the cheesy parts or be grossed out by the creepy witches. I'm hoping the other horror movies I watch will be better.1/5.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wishlist Wednesday #25

Wishlist Wednesday is where you show a book that has been on your wishlist/TBR list for a while, the meme is hosted by Pen to Paper.

Summary from Goodreads:

Would you try to change the world if you thought it had no future?

Graduating from high school is a time of limitless possibilities — but not for Glory, who has no plan for what's next. Her mother committed suicide when Glory was only four years old, and she’s never stopped wondering if she will eventually go the same way... until a transformative night when she begins to experience an astonishing new power to see a person’s infinite past and future. From ancient ancestors to many generations forward, Glory is bombarded with visions—and what she sees ahead of her is terrifying.

A tyrannical new leader raises an army. Women’s rights disappear. A violent second civil war breaks out. And young girls vanish daily, sold off or interned in camps. Glory makes it her mission to record everything she sees, hoping her notes will somehow make a difference. She may not see a future for herself, but she’ll do everything in her power to make sure this one doesn’t come to pass.

In this masterpiece about freedom, feminism, and destiny, Printz Honor author A.S. King tells the epic story of a girl coping with devastating loss at long last—a girl who has no idea that the future needs her, and that the present needs her even more.

My Notes:

I'm a big fan of this author, mainly because of Please Ignore Vera Dietz, so of course I am going to read this one. I have the audiobook of this waiting for me on my kindle, so I need to finally listen to it. :)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Review: Lies My Girlfriend Told Me by Julie Anne Peters

Summary from Goodreads:

When Alix's charismatic girlfriend, Swanee, dies from sudden cardiac arrest, Alix is overcome with despair. As she searches Swanee's room for mementos of their relationship, she finds Swanee's cell phone, pinging with dozens of texts sent from a mysterious contact, L.T. The most recent text reads: "Please tell me what I did. Please, Swan. Te amo. I love you."

Shocked and betrayed, Alix learns that Swanee has been leading a double life--secretly dating a girl named Liana the entire time she's been with Alix. Alix texts Liana from Swanee's phone, pretending to be Swanee in order to gather information before finally meeting face-to-face to break the news.

Brought together by Swanee's lies, Alix and Liana become closer than they'd thought possible. But Alix is still hiding the truth from Liana. Alix knows what it feels like to be lied to--but will coming clean to Liana mean losing her, too?

My Review:

I mainly picked this book up because of the beautiful cover and not knowing anything about it. I really enjoyed it, but it was both heart wrenching and sweet at the same time.

It took a while to get to know the main character, Alix, but as the book goes on I liked her more and more. However, I think it was too short, I would have liked more to the story. The side characters were kind of nothing special, and Joss, the sister of Swan was really annoying.

I recommend checking out this book for a quick read.

My Rating:

Four out of Five Stars

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books/Movies To Read Or Watch To Get In The Halloween Spirit #28

The majority of this list will be from my childhood. :)
1. Hocus Pocus (1993) 
2. Casper (1995) I've watched this one so many times.
3. Stephen King Movies. This was a given.
4. Ghostbusters (1984)
5. Beetlejuice (1988). I'm going to see this in the theater on Halloween. :)
6. The Addams Family (1991)
7. Halloweentown (1998)
8. The Witches (1990)
9. Sleepy Hollow (1999)
10. Scream (1996) The movie that scared the crap out of me as a kind and I only watched the beginning, lol.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Review: The Clockwork Scarab (Stoker & Holmes #1) by Colleen Gleason

Summary from Goodreads:

Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes never meant to get into the family business. But when you’re the sister of Bram and the niece of Sherlock, vampire hunting and mystery solving are in your blood. And when two society girls go missing, there’s no one more qualified to investigate.

Now fierce Evaline and logical Mina must resolve their rivalry, navigate the advances of not just one but three mysterious gentlemen, and solve murder with only one clue: a strange Egyptian scarab. The stakes are high. If Stoker and Holmes don’t unravel why the belles of London society are in such danger, they’ll become the next victims.

My Review:

I enjoyed this novel, mainly because I haven't seen something like this before (however I bet it has been done before).

My favorite chapters were Mina's, because she would deduce things like Sherlock and go through all of the steps. But, I had a hard time getting into this novel, their was way too much expedition and not enough action/sassyness.

Plus there was a character that had an accent that was too hard for me to read a single word he said, lol.

I recommend this book if you like the concept.

My Rating:

Three Stars Out of Five

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #25

This meme comes from Book Journey, and it is where you show what books you read last week and what you will be reading this week.

The Books I Read Last Week:

Days of Blood and Starlight (#2) by Laini Taylor (5 Stars)
xxxHolic, Vol 1 (4 Stars)
Blue Lily, Lily Blue (#3) by Maggie Stiefvater (5 Stars)
Lies My Girlfriend Told Me by Julie Anne Peters (3 Stars)
Suicide Squad Vol. 1 - Kicked in the Teeth (5 Stars)
Suicide Squad Vol. 2 - Basilisk Rising (3 Stars)
The Clockwork Scarab (#1) by Colleen Gleason (3 Stars)


Total number of Pages I've read Last week: 2,046

Books I Want to Read This Week: 


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Top Five Sunday: Favorite Songs I've Found this Summer! #23

Top Five Sunday is hosted by Larissa and Friends' Bookish Life

I'm a huge fan of music so this will be fun.

1. The Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1. I bought this soundtrack after I went to the movie in the theater three times (lol) I love it so much. My favorite song off the album is Hooked on a Feeling.
2. Jaymes Young. I've been listening to his music over and over again over the last few months, my favorites are Moondust and Dark Star
3. The Raign. So far they only have one song but it is amazing. Don't Let Me Go.
4. I also bought the album I Love You by The Neighbourhood. My favorite songs are Sweater Weather and Afraid
5. And the last band I've started to love over the last few months is Bastille. My favorite song so far is Bad Blood.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Stacking the Shelves/Weekly Update #25


Heir of Fire: Review
The Fall: Review
Days of Blood and Starlight: Review
Blue Lily, Lily Blue: Review



Bloody Bones (#5) by Laurell K. Hamilton (.49)
Chibi Vampire Volume 8 (.95)
Chibi Vampire Volume 11 (.95)
Claymore Vol. 15 ($9.00)
Claymore Vol. 16 ($9.00)



Rome (Marked Men #3) by Jay Crownover ($1.99)

For Review:

The Hero and the Crown (#1) by Robin Mckinley
The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant (#1) by Joanna Wiere. I wanted to read this when it came out but heard bad reviews, I might give it a try now.
The Wicked Awakening of Anne Merchant (#2) by Joanna Wiere

NonBook Releated:

Popular Season 1 ($7.99)
2 Broke Girls Season 2 ($9.99)
The Last of Us ($19.99)