Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

White Rabbit Chronicles #1
Released: September 25, 2012
Published: Harlequin Teen  
Pages: 404 in the US Hardcover edition
Synopsis:  Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.
Her father was right. The monsters are real….
To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn’t careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies….

Novel by Gena Showalter |

My Opinion:

      Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter absolutely fantastic.  I have no bad comments about this novel at all.  It's entertaining, comical, action-packed, and the romance is beautiful.  I would recommend this novel to anyone.  The beginning didn't have very many zombie related things, but it was still very intriguing.  

Cole's and Alice's Relationship:

This was one of the most confusing relationships I have ever read about; I still loved every minute of it.  It was funny, cute, and vehement.  Cole is protective of Alice, and it is so cute.

The Zombies:

The zombies in this novel are not like any other kind.  These zombies are spirits and only certain people can see them.  If a person is not in their spirit form they cannot touch or see the zombie and vice versa.  There is only one way to kill these zombies and no it is not through the brain.  Just read the novel to find out for yourself.  You won't be sorry.

Parental Warning:

  • Mild Cursing 
  • Mild Sexual content

five out of five hearts.

Monday, December 3, 2012


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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Clockwork Princess - Cassandra Clare

I know this book has been discussed already on a lot of other blogs, about how beautiful the cover is.
Things that I would love to point out about this book and why I love it :

  • The Cover is absolutely beautiful.
  • Tessa is almost exactly as I pictured her.
  • Clockwork Prince was amazing; It blew my mind.
I just love everything about this book and I haven't even read it yet.

It comes out in 2013

Can't Wait!!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Click here for information on Cassandra Clare's signing.

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YALLFest!! ♥♥

If you haven't been excited about YALLFEST yet, then now is the time to do so!  
YALLFest is 11 days away! 


  • YALLFest stands for Young Adult Lowcountry Literature Festival.  
  • The authors who are attending the Festival are AMAZING!!!
  • There will be pie.
  • Et Cetera, Et Cetera
If you want to attend this festival of awesomeness; IT'S FREE!

If you haven't seen my button on the side that says, YALLFEST!!!!!; then  click here to go to the YALLFest site.

I will keep posting thats that are about YALLFEST until a couple of days after it! :)

-Thank y'all ; don't forget to be awesome

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

Released: December 2011
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 354
Synopsis: Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a motel room, and every other item collected over the course of a giddy, intimate, heartbreaking relationship. Item after item is illustrated and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped.

Novel by Daniel Handler | Art by Maira Kalman

My opinion :
     I did not like this book whatsoever.  The characters were not at all intriguing, and the storyline was bland and nothing exciting happened.  The only thing that made me read till the last page was my curiosity.  Why did they break up?!?  Sadly when I got to the end I was disappointed; it was a normal reason for a girl to be pissed at a guy and break up with him.  

     The protagonist  is swearing up and down throughout the whole novel; I don't care if she was mad.  I have a pet peeve; and that is the extensive use of swear words.  The one word that always made me want to put the book down was, 'G.D.' and it was used in almost every paragraph.  So, to be honest, I hated her.  She was annoying!  

     In my opinion, this book was not worth the twenty dollars I put into it.  It was pretty in design, I do admit that.  It would save you a lot of time just to skip to the last few chapters and find out why they broke up, honestly. 

Parental warning :
  • Excessive Cursing
  • Mild Sexual Content
  • Alcohol usage 
one out of five hearts

My Book Boyfriend {2}

It is time for another book boyfriend!  This meme is normally on Wednesday; I like to do mine on Sundays, because I finish my book on that day.  This meme is hosted by The Unread Reader.

This week I have read the second instalment in the The Infernal Devices series and fell even harder for Mr. Will Honderdale.  
Will is everything a girl wants.  He's sarcastic, funny, and absolutely HOT.

Will's characteristics

~Blue eyes
~Dark hair
~Has an attitude towards things for a reason that you will find out in this book.

This novel was written by the wonderful Cassandra Clare.  She is also the author of The Mortal Instruments; Her first novel, City of Bones, will be in theaters August 2013. 

The dreamy hunk I picture to be Will is : 

Gaspard Ulliel 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

My Book Boyfriend {1}

This week I have chosen to participate in the weekly meme, My Book Boyfriend hosted by The Unread Reader.  My choice is from the novel Firelight (left) by Sophie Jordan (right).

My Book Boyfriend is :

Will Rutledge

 I chose Will because he is sincere and everything about him is attractive.
There are so many things I can say about Will but I would rather use quotes!

"Whoever you are, Jacinda, you're someone I have to let in."

“You want to go out?" he asks suddenly.
I blink. "As in a date?"
"Yes. That's what a guy usually means when he asks that question.” 

“A hunter in love with his prey.”

“I'll find you. I will. We'll be together again.” 

"A sound escapes his lips.  A word.  I hear it, but think, no. He didn't say that. . . . Never learn if he really whispered what I think he did.  Beautiful."

Will is everything I look for in a guy.  I pictured him to look like : Colton Haynes 

Absolutely perfect, in my opinion! <3

Will's traits :
-Hazel eyes
-Brownish hair
-Tan skin
-Muscular body  


Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Ghost and The Goth - Stacey Kade

"Alona Dare–Senior in high school, co-captain of the cheerleading squad, Homecoming Queen three years in a row, voted most likely to marry a movie star… and newly dead.

I’m the girl you hated in high school. Is it my fault I was born with it all-good looks, silky blond hair, a hot bod, and a keen sense of what everyone else should not be wearing? But my life isn’t perfect, especially since I died. Run over by a bus of band geeks—is there anything more humiliating? As it turns out, yes—watching your boyfriend and friends move on with life, only days after your funeral. And you wouldn’t believe what they’re saying about me now that they think I can’t hear them. To top it off, I’m starting to disappear, flickering in and out of existence. I don’t know where I go when I’m gone, but it’s not good. Where is that freaking white light already?

Will Killian–Senior in high school, outcast, dubbed “Will Kill” by the popular crowd for the unearthly aura around him, voted most likely to rob a bank…and a ghost-talker.

I can see, hear, and touch the dead. Unfortunately, they can also see, hear and touch me. Yeah, because surviving high school isn’t hard enough already. I’ve done my best to hide my “gift.” After all, my dad, who shared my ability, killed himself because of it when I was fifteen. But lately, pretending to be normal has gotten a lot harder. A new ghost—an anonymous, seething cloud of negative energy with the capacity to throw me around—is pursuing me with a vengeance. My mom, who knows nothing about what I can do, is worrying about the increase in odd incidents, my shrink is tossing around terms like “temporary confinement for psychiatric evaluation,” and my principal, who thinks I’m a disruption and a faker, is searching for every way possible to get rid of me. How many weeks until graduation?"-Goodreads



NO WAY?!?!




All of these things were going through my head while I read this book!

The Ghost and The Goth has one of them covers that makes me think that I'm going to extremely dislike this book. Surprisingly, This book was amazing!! It took don't judge a book by it's cover to another level.  The cover reminds me a whole lot like Generation Dead, while I did not like at all.  The emotions I felt for the characters were overwhelming and I just loved everything about this book.

The Ghost:  Alona Dare is the most popular girl at school, until she unexpectedly dies (she got ran over by a school bus full of band geeks).   She is trying to find out how to cross over/find the light.  Then she discovers that The Goth can see her. Can he help her?

The Goth:  Will Killian is diagnosed as a schizophrenic, when in reality he can really see and hear dead people.  When he was in really big trouble, Alona steps up and claims him to help her first, which ends up making her his spirit-guide. 

 This book was not at all what I was expecting.  It was funny, emotional, and even a tiny bit scarey.  I have no negative comments.  I enjoyed it and want to get my hands on the second instalment.  I give it five out of five hearts!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Clockwork Angel - Cassandra Clare

"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."


I know a lot of people are going to think I am crazy for saying this but, I did not want to read this book at all.  Then I got  up went to the store and bought it.  After a few weeks, Clockwork Angel was still sitting on the shelf. During spring break, I decided to start reading it.  After a few days of reading it slowly, (It was spring break I wasn't going to read a lot) I started to really get into it, and I started to like it.  The romance in this book is like a lot of paranormal romance books with the love triangle.  Throughout the whole book, I was guessing what Tessa was and being mad at Will and wishing the the answers to my questions would come.  This book was really good and I should have read it earlier. I give this book four out of five stars.  

Switched - Amanda Hocking

"When Wendy Everly was six years old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. Eleven years later, Wendy discovers her mother might have been right. She’s not the person she’s always believed herself to be, and her whole life begins to unravel—all because of Finn Holmes.
Finn is a mysterious guy who always seems to be watching her. Every encounter leaves her deeply shaken…though it has more to do with her fierce attraction to him than she’d ever admit. But it isn’t long before he reveals the truth: Wendy is a changeling who was switched at birth—and he’s come to take her home.
Now Wendy’s about to journey to a magical world she never knew existed, one that’s both beautiful and frightening. And where she must leave her old life behind to discover who she’s meant to become…" -GoodReads

Switched was just a book I bought because I heard really great reviews on it.  Surprisingly, I fell in love with a book about trolls! I just loved everything about this book!!!!   I have NEVER read anything like this book! I I have read about vampires, zombies, werewolves, shape-shifters, shadowhunters  fallen angels, etc. The romance was amazing and heartbreaking.  I absolutely just fell in love with this novel!! I give this book five out of five hearts.  

Review to be updated!

Jekel Loves Hyde - Beth Fantaskey

 "Jill Jekel has always obeyed her parents rules; especially the one about never opening the mysterious, old box in her father's office. But when her dad is murdered, and her college savings disappear, she's tempted to peek inside, as the contents might be the key to a lucrative chemistry scholarship.

To improve her odds, Jill enlists the help of gorgeous, brooding Tristen Hyde, who has his own dark secrets locked away. As the team of Jekel and Hyde, they recreate experiments based on the classic novel, hoping not only to win a prize, but to save Tristen's sanity. Maybe his life. But Jill's accidental taste of a formula unleashes her darkest nature and compels her to risk everything, even Tristen's love just for the thrill of being . . . bad."

Review to be updated!

Once in a Full Moon - Ellen Schreiber

"Beware of a kiss under the full moon. It will change your life forever.

Celeste Parker is used to hearing scary stories about werewolves--Legend's Run is famous for them. She's used to everything in the small town until Brandon Maddox moves to Legend's Run and Celeste finds herself immediately drawn to the handsome new student. But when, after an unnerving visit with a psychic, she encounters a pack of wolves and gorgeous, enigmatic Brandon, she must discover whether his transformation is more than legend or just a trick of the shadows in the moonlight.

Her best friends may never forgive her if she gives up her perfect boyfriend, Nash, for Brandon, who's from the wrong side of town. But she can't deny her attraction or the strong pull he has on her. Brandon may be Celeste's hero, or he may be the most dangerous creature she could encounter in the woods of Legend's Run.

Psychic predictions, generations-old secrets, a town divided, and the possibility of falling in love with a hot and heroic werewolf are the perfect formula for what happens . . . once in a full moon."

Review to be updated!

Nevermore - Kelly Creagh

"Cheerleader Isobel Lanley is horrified when she is paired with Varen Nethers for an English project, which is due—so unfair—on the day of the rival game. Cold and aloof, sardonic and sharp-tongued, Varen makes it clear he’d rather not have anything to do with her either. But when Isobel discovers strange writing in his journal, she can’t help but give this enigmatic boy with the piercing eyes another look. 

Soon, Isobel finds herself making excuses to be with Varen. Steadily pulled away from her friends and her possessive boyfriend, Isobel ventures deeper and deeper into the dream world Varen has created through the pages of his notebook, a realm where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life. 

As her world begins to unravel around her, Isobel discovers that dreams, like words, hold more power than she ever imagined, and that the most frightening realities are those of the mind. Now she must find a way to reach Varen before he is consumed by the shadows of his own nightmares. 

His life depends on it."  -Goodreads


Monday, May 14, 2012

Dearly Departed - Lia Habel

"Love can never die.

Love conquers all, so they say. But can Cupid’s arrow pierce the hearts of the living and the dead—or rather, the undead? Can a proper young Victorian lady find true love in the arms of a dashing zombie? 

The year is 2195. The place is New Victoria—a high-tech nation modeled on the manners, mores, and fashions of an antique era. A teenager in high society, Nora Dearly is far more interested in military history and her country’s political unrest than in tea parties and debutante balls. But after her beloved parents die, Nora is left at the mercy of her domineering aunt, a social-climbing spendthrift who has squandered the family fortune and now plans to marry her niece off for money. For Nora, no fate could be more horrible—until she’s nearly kidnapped by an army of walking corpses. 

But fate is just getting started with Nora. Catapulted from her world of drawing-room civility, she’s suddenly gunning down ravenous zombies alongside mysterious black-clad commandos and confronting “The Laz,” a fatal virus that raises the dead—and hell along with them. Hardly ideal circumstances. Then Nora meets Bram Griswold, a young soldier who is brave, handsome, noble . . . and dead. But as is the case with the rest of his special undead unit, luck and modern science have enabled Bram to hold on to his mind, his manners, and his body parts. And when his bond of trust with Nora turns to tenderness, there’s no turning back. Eventually, they know, the disease will win, separating the star-crossed lovers forever. But until then, beating or not, their hearts will have what they desire.

In Dearly, Departed, romance meets walking-dead thriller, spawning a madly imaginative novel of rip-roaring adventure, spine-tingling suspense, and macabre comedy that forever redefines the concept of undying love."  -Goodreads

When I first started reading this book, I didn't really like it. The reason why I didn't like it was once again the high expectations I had for it. I stopped reading this book after a few days . A few days ago I started to read it again. This time I liked it. I think the ending was great and the way Lia leaves it makes you want the sequel, but makes it where you can wait a couple of months instead of dying emotionally if you can't get it. I think this novel was really good and I give it a 3 out of 5 stars! :)


Generation Dead - Daniel Waters

"Phoebe Kendall is just your typical Goth girl with a crush. He’s strong and silent…and dead.
All over the country, a strange phenomenon is occurring. Some teenagers who die aren't staying dead. But when they come back to life, they are no longer the same. Feared and misunderstood, they are doing their best to blend into a society that doesn’t want them.
The administration at Oakvale High attempts to be more welcoming of the “differently biotic." But the students don’t want to take classes or eat in the cafeteria next to someone who isn’t breathing. And there are no laws that exist to protect the “living impaired” from the people who want them to disappear—for good.
When Phoebe falls for Tommy Williams, the leader of the dead kids, no one can believe it; not her best friend, Margi, and especially not her neighbor, Adam, the star of the football team. Adam has feelings for Phoebe that run much deeper than just friendship; he would do anything for her. But what if protecting Tommy is the one thing that would make her happy?"  -Goodreads

I didn't like this book at all. Last year I bought the hardcover book at bargain price. I am glad I got it for 5 dollars, but I still think I should not have bought it. Last year I started reading this book thinking it was going to be an okay read and it was going to only take me a couple of days . Boy, was I wrong. It took me 2 weeks to read only the first 144 pages. This book would be great for middle grade readers, goth chic fans, and zombie obsessors. But since I am none of the above, I didn't really fall for this book. Don't get me wrong I am a sucker for and all in for the Z war, but when it comes to a book were zombies are trying to fit back in to normal everyday life; it doesn't really hold my interest.
Last week I decided to start back into the book and try to finish it and maybe I would have a change of heart like I did with DEARLY DEPARTED by LIA HABEL. But I didn't. It only took me 2 days to finish about 200 pages in DEARLY DEPARTED. It took me a week to only read about 134 more pages in GD. I honestly didn't like anything in this book, thus giving it a 1 out of 5 stars. I am sure that other people like this book and are completely obsessed with this book. But it just didn't work out for me.