Saturday, June 26, 2010

In My Mailbox #3

In My Mailbox was started by The Story Siren. Basically, what you do is you share what books you got this week.
This week my mom took me to the library where I loaded up on books in case I don't get to go again for a couple of weeks.

Winter's Passage (e-book) by Julie Kagawa (it was free but I'll put it under bought anyway)

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Witch and Wizard by James Patterson
Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix
The Hunger Games (audiobook) by Suzanne Collins

I don't know what catagory to put this under but I got it because it was a prize from the summer reading program at my library:

The Gardener (arc) by S.A. Bodeen

Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Synopsis from
Meghan Chase has never fit in at her small-town high school, and now, on the eve of her 16th birthday, she discovers why. When her half brother is kidnapped, Meghan is drawn into a fantastical world she never imagined--the world of Faery, where anything you see may try to eat you, and Meghan is the daughter of the summer faery king. Now she will journey into the depths of Faery to face an unknown enemy . . . and beg the help of a winter prince who might as soon kill her as let her touch his icy heart. The Iron King is the first book in the Iron Fey series.

Yeah, I had heard about The Iron King, but for some reason I hadn’t expected it to be as good as it was. This book blew me away. I haven’t read a book like this in awhile. Although The Iron King may not be my favorite book ever, it is definitely my favorite book about faeries (and one of the best books I’ve read this year). I just could not put this book down once I got into it. It had a great plot, the romance worked perfectly into the story and didn’t completely take up the spotlight, and I liked most of the characters at least a little bit.
However, like most books, The Iron King did have its flaws. At times, I found myself thinking about how stupid Meghan (the main character) was; and then at other times, I found her to be really clever. When I wasn’t sitting there thinking “Really? Are you really that stupid?” she was all right though. I think I really thought Meghan was okay though most of the time, but I find it kind of pathetic that my favorite character was a cat. A talking cat, but still a cat. So, I thought I should say something about the characters (even though I probably didn’t need to). And now I’m rambling. Okay, so, moving on.
Overall, amazing book that everyone should definitely read. I give it 8.75/10.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Book Blogger Hop #4

Time to do the hop!! The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy for Books. Be sure to head over to her blog to enter your link. To join in on the hop, all you do is enter your link at Crazy for books and then check out some of the other blogs. The Book Blogger Hop is a great way to find new blogs that you like. It's a lot of fun and I encourage everyone to join in. If you're visiting from the hop, feel free to leave a comment!!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Prolific Blogger Award

Hey everyone, I just recieved the Prolific Blogger Award from Alison Can Read.

"A prolific blogger is one who is intellectually productive, keeping up an active blog with enjoyable content."
I'm going to pass this on to these three bloggers:

Thank you Alison!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

In My Mailbox #2

In My Mailbox was started by The Story Siren. So, I actually haven't gotten any books for the past 2 weeks. I've just been re-reading some of my favorites. But, yeah, I probably won't get any new books until my mom takes me to the library, which she keeps saying she will, but then she doesn't, so I'm getting kind of mad. But, hopefully, she'll follow through on her promise to take me tomorrow. Hope everyone else had a good week for books! :)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Book Blogger Hop #3

What time is it? Book Blogger Hop time!!! The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy For Books. Basically, you leave your link at the book blogger hop post at Crazy For Books, and then you check out other people's blogs. It's a lot of fun and a great way to find new blogs that you like, so I encourage you all to join it, if you haven't already. If you're visiting from the hop, feel free to leave a comment!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Some of My Favorites!!!!

I thought I should do a post about some of my favorite books to help everyone get to know me a little bit better. They're not in any particular order, in case you're wondering.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

This book is AMAZING!!! If you haven't read it yet, then you need to read it NOW!!!!

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

This was like the first fantasy book I ever read other than the magic tree house books that I read in 1st grade.

Maximum Ride by James Patterson

Well, I guess I like the maximum ride books because I think they're hilarious. I absolutely love the main character, Max.

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Who doesn't love Harry Potter?

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Well, I guess I don't know why I like this book so much, I just do. It's the only book I've done a book report on that I actually liked!

Well, that's all I'm going to do for now. Maybe I'll do another post on more of my favorites some other time. What are some of your favorite books?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Review: Spells by Aprilynne Pike

Synopsis from
Six months have passed since Laurel saved the gateway to the faerie realm of Avalon. Now she must spend her summer there, honing her skills as a Fall faerie. But her human family and friends are still in mortal danger--and the gateway to Avalon is more compromised than ever. When it comes time to protect those she loves, will she depend on David, her human boyfriend, for help? Or will she turn to Tamani, the electrifying faerie with whom her connection is undeniable?

My Review:
Spells was actually a lot better than I thought it would be. I thought it probably wouldn’t be as good as Wings because I had thought Wings was only okay, but I decided to read Spells anyway and I actually like it. A lot.
Spells starts with Laurel going to Avalon for the summer to learn how to be a Fall faerie. I thought this was actually the best part of the book, which is weird because it’s the beginning and I usually like the end best. But Avalon sounds absolutely gorgeous and I enjoyed this part because of the scenery mostly.
The rest of the book is action-packed as the trolls are still trying to hunt down Laurel and Laurel is also forced to decide between Tamani and David. The book was kind of predictable, but I think that mostly had to do with predicting what the characters would do toward the end, so I see as being a partially good thing. Overall, great, fast-paced read that’s so pretty!! I give it 7.5/10.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Versatile Blogger Award!!!

Yep, that's right, I have just revieved the Versatile Blogger Award from not just one blogger, but TWO bloggers. Thank you so much to My Neurotic Book Affair and Alison Can Read for giving me this award.

Here are the Rules:

  1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award.

  2. Share 7 things about yourself.

  3. Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic for whatever reason! (In no particular order...)

  4. Contact the bloggers you've picked and let them know about the award.

7 things about me:

  1. I have a little sister and a little brother(I'm the oldest child in my family).

  2. My dog does not listen to me, at all.

  3. I like to play tennis(it's the only sport I'll play willingly).

  4. I'm usually really quiet and shy.

  5. I live really close (waliking distance) to a pool, but I only went there a couple of times last summer.

  6. Phineas and Ferb is one of my favorite T.V. shows.

  7. I spend way too much time on the computer.

The 15 blogs I'm passing this award on to are:

Books and the Universe

Hamony's Radiant Reads

Hooked on YA Books


Paper Between Our Fingers

Stories and Sweeties

The Smarty Owl

The Book Shopaholic

The Teen Bibliophile

A Good Addiction

Crazy For Books


Alley of Books

In Which a Girl Reads

Books By Their Story

So, make sure to check out the blogs mentioned above, and one again thanks for the award!!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Book Blogger Hop #2

It's time for the book blogger hop again. What is the book blogger hop you ask? Why, the hop is only one of the best ways to find new blogs that you like and for other people to find your blog. The book blogger hop is a meme hosted by Crazy For Books. It really is a lot of fun, so I encourage you all to join it. :) If you're visiting from the hop, feel free to leave a comment.


Well, from the title of this post you may have guessed that it is officially summer break for me! This means I'll have more time to read and post reviews. From now on I'll be paying a lot more attention to the book blogging world. I hope everyone enjoys their summer!!!!!!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop is a meme started by Crazy For Books. Be sure to head over there now to learn more about the hop and post your link. It's a great way to find new blogs and it's a lot of fun. I hope you all enjoy this as much as I do. If you're visiting from the hop, be sure to leave a comment. :)

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox was started by The Story Siren. Basically, all you do is share what books you got this week.

Yes, I have finally decided to try doing an In My Mailbox post. I've seen it on other blogs and thought it was a good idea. So, here goes nothing. Oh, and by the way, I kind of splurged on books this week. I swear, I usually get all my books from the library, but this week I found a couple of pretty good sales, so, yeah.


The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
Seeing Redd by Frank Beddor
Spells by Aprilynne Pike
Read, Remember, Recommend For Teens by Rachelle Rogers Knight


No books from the library this week.