Sunday, May 31, 2009

In my mailbox May 31

Ok so earlier this week I said that I wasnt going to have an IMM post this week well that has changed. The other day I was helping my sister in law with her yard sale and I found two books that caught my eye. They are about nine years old but they looked good so I got them.

#1 Daughters of the Moon : Goddess of the Night by: Lynne Ewing

Vanessa, catty, Serena, and Jimena seem like ordinary girls living in Los Angeles. But they each have a secret. Vanessa can become invisivle. Catty treavels back nin time. Serena reads minds, and Jimena has premonitions. As the girls become friends, they discover what seperates them from tohers will band them together as Daughters of the Moon.

All Vanessa Cleveland has ever wanted is to be like everyone else and be able to do normal things- like kiss gorgeous Michale Saratoga without desappearing right in front of him. But Vanessa is defferent, and having to hide her secret makes leading a normal life impossible.

Now Vanessa is being followed. She doesn't know who's doing it. But she knows why. Her secret has finally been discovered.

#2 Daughters of the Moon - Into the cold fire

Serena is being targeted by the dark forces of the Artrox. Her power to read minds is the key they need in order to turn the Daughters of the Moon into followers. Jimena has a premonition that Serena is going to betray the girls. And she has never been wrong before.......

Friday, May 29, 2009

Tuesday Teaser (5)

GRAB your current read OR the closest book to youLET the book fall open to a random page.
SHARE with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
YOU also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
PLEASE avoid spoilers!

Sorry its late, as I said befor I have been very busy and haven't had the chance to get anything up. So anyways this weeks teaser is from the book I am currently reading and that is The Fortunes of Indigo Skye By: Deb Caletti.

"I like Wade," I tell Dad. "All of your friends." And I do. I'm fealing bighearted.

I know its not long but the sentences on that particular page (page 152) has very short sentences!!

Revelations Review

Have you ever wondered what secrets lurk behind the closed doors of New York City's wealthiest families? They're powerful, they're famous... they're undead. Schuyler Van Alen's blood legacy has just been called into question--is the young vampire in fact a Blue Blood, or is it the sinister Silver Blood that runs through her veins? As controversy swirls, Schuyler is left stranded in the Force household, trapped under the same roof as her cunning nemesis, Mimi Force, and her forbidden crush, Jack Force.
When one of the Gates of Hell is breached by Silver Bloods in Rio de Janeiro, however, the Blue Bloods will need Schuyler on their side. The stakes are high; the battle is bloody; and through it all, Carnavale rages on. And in the end, one vampire's secret identity will be exposed in a revelation that shocks everyone.

Teenage drama, love, and vampires, what more could you ask for? Revelations was a completely awesome book that once again left me wanting more! I can tell you now that not long after The Van Alen Legacy comes out you will be seeing a review from me. This book, well shall I say series, has definitely made it to the one of the top spots of my list. I never thought that after reading some of the reviews that I have, that it would have turned out to be so great! The love triangle, or square I guess you could say, is one of the main things that gets me. She wants him and he wants her but he has a wife, persay, and then there's the best friend who also wants her but she doesn't want him and it is all so complicated and I love it. Then there's the vampire drama, and "The Code". Quite honestly, I hope this doesn't offend cause I dont mean it that way, but I think they need to say shove the code! It would make things so much more....AMAZING! More than it already is. No one really follows it anyway. Either way I know that the next one is going to be amazing, even better than the last three and I can't wait!!!

Overall I would give it 5 stars!

Thursday, May 28, 2009


There has been alot going on and I haven't been able to get all my posts up. I need to write me review for Revelations by Melissa de la Cruz, my Tuesday Teaser and also waiting on Wednesday. I will hopefully have them up soon. I can also tell you that I will not have a IMM post this upcoming week, but I will post a comment on everyone else's and will have one the following week.

:) Jordan

Monday, May 25, 2009

My book personality.... whats yours?

I saw that Reverie Book Reviews took a quiz that tells you your book personality which you can find here. So go check it out and find out what your book personality is.

Your responses showed you fitting equally into all four reading personalities:

Involved Reader: You don't just love to read books, you love to read about books. For you, half the fun of reading is the thrill of the chase - discovering new books and authors, and discussing your finds with others.
Exacting Reader: You love books but you rarely have as much time to read as you'd like - so you're very particular about the books you choose.
Serial Reader: Once you discover a favorite writer you tend to stick with him/her through thick and thin.
Eclectic Reader: You read for entertainment but also to expand your mind. You're open to new ideas and new writers, and are not wedded to a particular genre or limited range of authors.

My favorite places to read...

Well I was just sitting around reading all of the post that have been put up over the weekend cause I wasnt home and I came across a post that Kristi from The Story Siren had done and a reply post that Just Blinded Book Reviews did. I have linked to their posts so that you can go check them out.
Anyways it got me thinking that maybe I should do one. I will admit that I dont have many but the ones that I do have are my absolute favorites.

The most common place that you will find me reading is at my computer desk. It may not look the comfiest but sometimes I put my feet up on my desk or I will even turn and put them on my bed..
The next place that you will see me reading a lot is in my comfy comfy bed. I read every night before I go to bed no matter how tired I am. I love to just cuddle up with my blanket and read.

And last but not least is my couch. I usually throw our Moose pillows on the floor, Moose is our last name and my parents love to collect things like that, and sprawl out and read. It is so comfy you just sink into it.

Well I think i'm gonna go and read so let me know what you think of my places to read and show us your own. If you post a comment and link to a post you make I will definitely comment on it or just comment here and tell me yours.


Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz

Schuyler Van Alen wants an explanation for the mysterious deaths of young vampires. With her best friend, Oliver, Schuyler travels to Italy in hope of finding the one man who can helkp her --her grandfather. Meanwhile, back in New York, preparations are feverishly underway for the Four Hundred Ball, an exclusive gala hosted by the city's wealthy, powerful, and unhuman-- a true Blue Blood affair.

But it's at the after-party, a masquerade ball thrown by the cunning Mimi Force, that the real danger lurks. Hidden behind the masks is a revelation that will forever change the course of a young vampire's destiny.

Rich with glamour, attitude, and vampire lore, this second installment in the Blue Bloods saga will leave readers thirsting for more.

I will admit that when I started this series I wasn't able to get into it very well because it was always jumping around. Now that I have read this book and have started the third I understand that its all part of the suspense. Melissa does a good job at keeping you wanting more. Everytime I would finish a chapter it would leave me hanging with something and I couldnt wait to get to the chapter where it picked back up. Another thing that I really liked was that these are not exactly like your typical vampires. You are always learning something new about them that you would never see coming. The enitre book was that way. Even in the last chapter there was a twist that I would never have seen coming and it made me want to get to the next one that much sooner, thankfully it was sitting on my bookshelf. I would definatly recommend this series to anyone who asked about it.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

In my mailbox May 24

I havent been able to get on lately and post everything that I have been wanting to but I have a lot to talk about today. These last two weeks I went nuts at the library. There were just so many that looked so tempting.

First off this week I actually got a copy of Vamped by Lucienne Diver in my mailbox. I went of the website and they were having a contest on facebook. I will link it here so that you can see cause I really dont wanna write it out but I won cause they liked my comment the best, so yay!! Also as you can see in the pic they included a wonderful sticky on the front and a bookmark :) Gotta love the book marks. I was so excited to get this that when I came home today and saw it laying on my table I almost screamed!

Ok so now to the books that I got at the library. There are way too many to describe so I might try to link them to amazon. Also there were so many that I had to include them in all one pic :)

First in my stack is The year of the Secret Assignments by Jaclyn Moriarty.

Next in my stack was Devilish by Maureen Johnson, who also wrote 13 Little Blue Envelopes which I am hoping to get my hands on soon. I love the cover on this one!!!

Next is The Cannibals, The Convicts, and The Castaways by Iain Lawrence. These are three seperate books but are part of the Curse of Jolly Stone Trilogy. Im not sure if I will ever read them I just really wanted to get them.

Then I got The fortunes of Indigo Skye by Deb Caletti. This I got from a different library. I visited three :p. This one I believe I had seen someone review and it looked good so I got it.

Then from the same library I got South Beach by Aimee Friedman. The cover of this one I think is what really got me.

Then Also from the same library but different branch (in another town) I got Suite Scarlett. Another book by Maureen Johnson.

Just Another Girl by Melody Carlson. This one looks so good. I have read some of her other books but had never seen this one before.

Also by Melody is Mixed Bags (Carter House Girls). This is the first book of a series. I love series's( if thats even a word :p)

And last but not least I got Betrayed By P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. I had Marked so I had to have the next one so when I finish it I can start the next one.

Which brings me to my last thought. I finished Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz and have started Revelations so I will have my review for that, hopefully, up soon. Ok so let me know what you think about my madness of the libraries.


Friday, May 15, 2009

More Reviews

Ok so I am graduating this Sunday, which I believe I mentioned in another blog, but anyways I will have more time to get to my reading pile. As of right now I don't have many people who follow my blog or really look at it but I'm hoping that that will change. I love hearing everyone's point of view, or just leaving little commments. It makes me feel like my opinion actually means something to somebody :) Anyways I just wanted to let everyone know that know that I am out of school for the summer, until I get a job there will be lots more coming from me.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday (1)

This is the first time that I am doing Waiting on Wednesday. I have seen it done many times but this is the first time that I decided to do it.

The book that I am waiting to come out is The Van Alen Legacy by : Melissa De La Cruz.

With the stunning revelation surrounding Bliss's true identity comes the growing threat of the sinister Silver Bloods. Once left to live the glamorous life in New York City, the Blue Bloods now find themselves in an epic battle for survival. Not to worry, love is still in the air for the young vampires of the Upper East Side. Or is it? Jack and Schuyler are over. Oliver's brokenhearted. And only the cunning Mimi seems to be happily engaged.

I am so excited about this book because I am currently reading the Blue Bloods series and they are amazing. I am only on the second one but the third is sitting on my desk and I am going to get to it very soon. I am graduating this Sunday and I will have all the time in the world. Also the cover is gorgeous and from the description I think that there might be a wedding coming in this one, or maybe even the next? This book is due out in October of this year. So excited.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Blue Bloods Review

Summary - Schuyler Van Alen has never fit in at Duchesne, her prestigious New York City private school. She prefers baggy, vintage clothes to the Prada and pearls worn by her classmates. But when she turns fifteen, Schuyler's life changes dramatically. The death of a popular schoolmate haunts her in unexpected way. And the strangest of all, Jack Force, the most popular boy in school, is showing a sudden interest in her.
Once an outcast Schuyler is thrusted into Manhattan's most exclusive social circle. Its members are the powerful, the wealthy, and - as Schuyler soon discovers - the unhuman. They are Blue Bloods, an ancient group of vampires, and for centuries they've been invincible. Now something is preying on this elite group, and Schuyler wants to find out the truth. But is she the most vulnerable of them all?

Review - At the beginning I had a hard time getting into this book becuase you are not reading from one persons perspective. One minute you see what one person is thinking and then next thing you know your in someone else's mind. You were constantly changing what was going on with different characters, which made it confusing. Also it seemed like they rambled about the same things for several chapters. Finally I got the opportunity to just sit down and read and got stuck. I could not and did not want to put it down for anything. Once I finished the book I wanted to know what was gonna happen next and I couldnt wait to read the next one, which luckily I also checked out from my library, along with Revelations. I would definitely recommend this book to other readers and I would encourage them not to give up if they came upon the same situation. The characters of this book are amazing along with the plot. When people think of vampires they all think the same thing but when Melissa describes the vampires in this story it was not what I was expecting. AMAZING BOOK!!!

In my mailbox May 10

Growing up in a world of wealth and pastel-tinted entitlement, fifteen-year-old Carly has always relied on the constancy—and authenticity—of her sister, Anna. But when fourteen-year-old Anna turns plastic-perfect-pretty over the course of a single summer, everything starts to change. And there are boys involved, complicating things as boys always do. With warmth, insight, and an unparalleled gift for finding humor even in stormy situations, beloved author Lauren Myracle dives into the tumultuous waters of sisterhood and shows that even very different sisters can learn to help each other stay afloat.

This week I only got one book but I am so excited to read it. I won this from The Story Siren and I can't wait to read it.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Being Nikki and the SEQUAL

I am so excited to read Being Nikki. I have been waiting for this to come out for so long! I just found out though that there is another one in the series. Runway. I was on Meg's website and was looking at her upcoming books and there it was. Its not out for another year or so but if its anything like Airhead and what I've heard Being Nikki is like, cause I unfortunately read it yet, it will be amazing.

Teaser Tuesday

Today's teaser comes from Blue Bloods By Melissa de la Cruz, which I know many have already read but its the only book I have with me and the one im currently reading so here it is....

The biggest social dance of the year, which was held at the St. Regis Hotel Ballroom in December was part of a tradition started during the Gilded Age by a bunch of Blue Bloods. It was called the Patrician Ball then.

Schuyler Van Alen has never fit in at Duchesne, her prestigious New York City private school. She prefers baggy, vintage clothes to the Prada and pearls worn by her classmates. But when she turns fifteen, Schuyler's life changes dramatically. The death of a popular schoolmate haunts her in unexpected way. And the strangest of all, Jack Force, the most popular boy in school, is showing a sudden interest in her.
Once an outcast Schuyler is thrusted into Manhattan's most exclusive social circle. Its members are the powerful, the wealthy, and - as Schuyler soon discovers - the unhuman. They are Blue Bloods, an ancient group of vampires, and for centuries they've been invincible. Now something is preying on this elite group, and Schuyler wants to find out the truth. But is she the most vulnerable of them all?

Saturday, May 2, 2009

In My Mailbox

Well I just noticed that I forgot to do a In My Mailbox last week so ill do it now.

First off I got these from the library.

Something Borrowed by Emily Griffin
Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz
Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz
Revelations by Melissa de la Cruz
Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

I just wanted to say that yes i realize that this is the picture that I used in a previous post, it just happened to be the books that I got from the library so I used.

Looking for Alaska by: John green

Summary - Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words - and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called the "Great Perhaps." Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young. Clever, funny, screwed-up and dead sexy, Alaska will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps.

Plot - I would definitely say that the plot was pretty good. It is, I don't wanna say generic, but its kinda your typical teenage life, and I like that. For most of the book it was amazing and then it got to what I would consider the climax and was down hill from there. It had its up points but then went back down.

Characters - The characters were also your typical teenager, well in my town anyway, :P. But back to the story, the characters were very well described and I knew how they felt about each other through the whole story. I could sense what they were saying just by the image that I had gotten.

I would definitely say that others should read it because it was amazing. It had parts that I could help but just burst out and laugh, and I would look up and my mom would give me this look like your crazy, but its sad, funny, and just all together an emotional roller coaster.

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