Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday: Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter

WoW is weekly meme created by Jill at Breaking The Spine in which bloggers can share books they're excited to get soon :)

OMG you people, I love Heist Society, I adore it. This series is close to my heart (and my head because I keep the books in my bedside table all the time) and you have no idea how happy the prespective of a new book makes me.

Perfect Scoundrels (Heist Society 3)
by Ally Carter

Katarina Bishop and W.W. Hale the fifth were born to lead completely different lives: Kat comes from a long, proud line of loveable criminal masterminds, while Hale is the scion of one of the most seemingly perfect dynasties in the world. If their families have one thing in common, it’s that they both know how to stay under the radar while getting—or stealing—whatever they want.
No matter the risk, the Bishops can always be counted on, but in Hale’s family, all bets are off when money is on the line. When Hale unexpectedly inherits his grandmother’s billion dollar corporation, he quickly learns that there’s no place for Kat and their old heists in his new role. But Kat won’t let him go that easily, especially after she gets tipped off that his grandmother’s will might have been altered in an elaborate con to steal the company’s fortune. So instead of being the heir—this time, Hale might be the mark.
Forced to keep a level head as she and her crew fight for one of their own, Kat comes up with an ambitious and far-reaching plan that only the Bishop family would dare attempt. To pull it off, Kat is prepared to do the impossible, but first, she has to decide if she’s willing to save her boyfriend’s company if it means losing the boy.

"Perfect Scoundrels" debuts February 5, 2013




everything about this book is gonna be perfect!
there are gonna be so many Hale & Kat interactions there!

I can't hardly breathe! the synopsis sounds AMAZING

W.W. Hale the Fifth in the cover =

Sunday, June 24, 2012

and suddenly I am 1 year old...

Well, hello how are you today?

Personally, I am great. Because today is my blogoversary...

YAY! who knew I could stick to this for a whole year?

Blogging is one of the coolest things I could have got myself into and this past year has been a blast for me, I think it's because I don't take it too seriously that it becomes a burden, I  comitted to enjoy it while it lasts (hopefully a long time).

So thank you all. Thanks to every single soul (nothing against robots) that has visited this blog once or twice or fifteen times. Thanks to the authors who have trusted me with your books, you have to know that I try my best to please y'all. And thanks to the people who always comment! you have no idea how happy that makes me...

here's a hug

Sorry, I got carried away because I love you all.

I really do.

And if you want, you can stick around for another year.
I know I will.

Hope to see you again soon :)

PS. Don't forget today is the last day to enter my blogoversary giveaway! (:

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday: Taken by Erin Bowman

WoW is weekly meme created by Jill at Breaking The Spine in which bloggers can share books they're excited to get soon :)

I'm so sorry! it slipped from my mind that today was wednesday!
so I chose an especially good-looking book to make up for the fact that I'm stupid:

TAKEN by Erin Bowman

There are no men in Claysoot. There are boys—but every one of them vanishes at midnight on his eighteenth birthday. The ground shakes, the wind howls, a blinding light descends...and he’s gone.
They call it the Heist.
Gray Weathersby’s eighteenth birthday is mere months away, and he’s prepared to meet his fate–until he finds a strange note from his mother and starts to question everything he’s been raised to accept: the Council leaders and their obvious secrets. The Heist itself. And what lies beyond the Wall that surrounds Claysoot–a structure that no one can cross and survive.
Climbing the Wall is suicide, but what comes after the Heist could be worse. Should he sit back and wait to be taken–or risk everything on the hope of the other side?


The book sounds incredible and the cover is absolutely fabulous, I'm sure this book is going to rock my socks off.
But on the downside, it comes out in 2013...
I know, boo ):

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

News Flash

Hi, folks.

So I'm just dropping by so you don't forget that:

a) This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers comes out today.
    YAY! finally! *mexican wave around the block*

b) Tomorrow is 24-hours of offers at The Book Depo!
    YAY! finally! I wait a long time for this day, and let me tell you a bit, every hour they have a different book up for grabs for a bargain price, so don't forget to check the page tomorrow for great deals!

24h offer. up to 80% off. Great Discounts at The book Depository

c) Something like Normal also comes out today. It is a very good book too, you can check my review here. :)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Review: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Title: Unearthly
Author: Cynthia Hand
Published January 4th 2011 by HarperTeen
Goodreads | Amazon

(Read: December 2010)

This book is not what I expected. It has so many 5 stars reviews that maybe I set my expectations too high, I guess.

The first part was very boring and endless!, it was just Clara either complaining her mother didn't give her answers to the angel-related questions she had, or talking endless about her vision and purpose, or just obsessing about a guy that a) already had a girlfriend and b) wasn't even that interesting.

It wasn't until the second half of the book, that I became interested in the story, when she starts hanging out with Tucker, the twin cowboy brother of one of her best friends, Suddenly the book got really cute and sweet, but still :/

The truth is that I feel like the book is not very deep at all, even though it focuses on angels, it was kind of flat, and I think it has do with the fact that it's supposed to be part of a series, so a lot of things were left unexplained, but something should have been closed, I feel like we only got tiny glimpses of a story with potencial; but if you're gonna do that, I expect that AT LEAST the characters are well developed and interesting enough to hook me, so I can buy the next book.

and one big turn off for me was Clara. She had no personality at all, she was supposed to be an angel for God's sake! but she wasn't interesting, so I had a hard time trying to understand why two perfect boys were interested in her, is it only because she is so hot and just beautiful beyond this world?
Well I don't know, what I know is that she was ANNOYING AND CLINGY AND OBSESSIVE GIRL,

At the end of the book *SPOILER AHEAD, CAUTION SPOILER AHEAD*  we get to discover that Christian, the guy who is her purpose in life, is also an angel, so she doesn't know what to do, stay with Tucker, who she loves, or go with Chritian, who is possibly destined for her, or at least has a connection to her that cannot be denied. And her little brother, who is also an angel, suddenly has black wings, which means he has done something very bad.

Well, by then I couldn't care less, I wasn't hooked, those characters were never really approached, so it felt like a last attempt to draw some interest to them.

The only thing that save the book, to me, was the brief romance between Clara (thank God she finally stopped the nonsense) and Tucker, who was the only three dimensional character.  And the reason I finished the book.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday: Breathe by Sarah Crossan

WoW is weekly meme created by Jill at Breaking The Spine in which bloggers can share books they're excited to get soon :)
Breathe by Sarah Crossan
Inhale. Exhale. Breathe. Breathe. Breathe . . .

The world is dead.
The survivors live under the protection of Breathe, the corporation that found a way to manufacture oxygen-rich air.

has been stealing for a long time. She’s a little jittery, but not terrified. All she knows is that she’s never been caught before. If she’s careful, it’ll be easy. If she’s careful.

should be worried about Alina and a bit afraid for himself, too, but even though this is dangerous, it’s also the most interesting thing to happen to him in ages. It isn’t every day that the girl of your dreams asks you to rescue her.

wants to tell him that none of this is fair; they’d planned a trip together, the two of them, and she’d hoped he’d discover her out here, not another girl.

And as they walk into the Outlands with two days’ worth of oxygen in their tanks, everything they believe will be shattered. Will they be able to make it back? Will they want to?
Goodreads | Amazon

Now, I don't usually read books about love-triangles (and this one obviously is) but I can't help it when the post-apocalyptic world sounds this amazing! :D

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Review: Amy & Roger's epic detour

Title: Amy & Roger's epic detour
Author: Morgan Matson
Published May 4th 2010 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

Hi people, I'm on finals, so be prepared for some very old reviews these weeks.

Here's one from November 2010.

You know what? I don't know how to review this book :s

I mean I liked it... some parts

The story is about Amy, and how she's dealing with her Dad's sudden death because of a carwreck, Amy was driving the car so...yes! you guessed right!

she now thinks she's the one to blame and has since close herself to the rest of the world, thats until her twin brother got send to rehab, her mother couldn't handle it anymore, and decided to move the family to Connecticut, so her mother leaves before Amy, and a month later Amy follows but she doesn't drive anymore (I bet you can guess why) so what does her mom do?

OF COURSE! She arranges for Amy to travel across the country, from California to Connecticut, with a college guy; (what every mom would do, wouldn't they?)...

So yeah, I liked the college guy, Roger, he was cute (:
he joined the trip so he could go and stalk see his ex girlfriend (that was his biggest flaw, he was obssesed just because his ex was hot, but whatever, that's men for you) but then again there's Amy and her grief (that I had trouble believing... for one, her dad was a very one-dimensional character, I just didn't believe he was a great dad, I mean he didn't even realized his son was doing drugs FOR A WHOLE YEAR!, and all he ever talked about was Elvis, which got very boring) whatever I swore I wouldn't let this bother me, and will finish the book...

So I continued my journey (haha got it? :| ) and I'm glad I did 'cause all of a sudden there's:

secondary characters!

which usually I don't give a damn about, but in this book they really more interesting than the main ones. I loved EVERYONE of them, especially Lucien! who was (surprising I know) brother of the bitchy ex-girlfriend and this is VERY SERIOUS: THE WHOLE TIME HE WAS IN THE PICTURE I WANTED... HIM TO BE WITH AMY! *gasps*
I don't know what this tells you about him, but it tells me "well maybe Morgan Matson wasn't really paying attention when she made a secondary character as lovable as the main guy, to the point I kept wishing they would make out behind the stables"

The story goes on... to sum up
they went to Yosemite? Neverland? what's that place called?, where Elvis lived? whatever, they were everywhen between California and Connecticut, and in each place something cutesy happened, something that told you "oh they're falling for each other"

Oh I forgot to tell, Amy was having "flashbacks" ALL the friggen time!
and most of them where super boring, it was just "my dad liked Elvis and life savers, my brother was angry all the time, my mom and brother would always team up, and I would team up with my dad"
it was like: "I ALREADY KNOW THAT" you have only  mentioned it like 17389409578 times :|

but I persevere and opened my mind and then suddely


she never talked to anyone about the accident, not her mom, not her brother
and then she was finally talking about it... to Roger, and I was like "ok this is gonna be interesting"
but no, it was a boring story where a driver run a red light, crashed into them, send them flying and then they hit a lightpole that killed her father on the impact,

which was very sad ): the boring and cliche part came because she was all like "it's my fault, because I told my father to put his seatbelt on, and if he hadn't he would have escaped from the hit"

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!? urgh, is she that dumb to believe that, but whatever, Roger told her it wasn't her fault, she believes it :|


oh they were in dairy queen, she goes to get some blizzards ask him what he wants, he says "surprise me" she comes back, he says "got me something good?" she goes like "I guess so" then kiss him! he kisses her back, they kiss some more, it starts raining (it's not a love story without people making out in the rain, is it?) and all this time, I'm like "YES FINALLY SOMETHING GOOD" and then looked at the page and realized there's "there are way less pages than I would want know" pages but then about 10 minutes after their make out session they realized they want to do it I MEAN! *Can't-believe-this face*

so they pulled up and get a hotel room, changed clothes into some fancy items, go have dinner then they do it... fancy clothes do not change the fact that they're about to do it, and in a crappy hotel no less

they hit the road again, and after what seemed like 2 seconds, they reached Roger's final destination (he found a 180 number outside the house... nah I'm kidding)
they said the corresponding "see ya later", "I'll call you", and then Amy was off to Connecticut, with NO PROMISE OF EVER SEEING ROGER AGAIN :|

Do you see where I'm headed? they had sex and they are not gonna see each others faces ever again, as romantic and cute as Roger sounded, you just never know if maybe that was his plan all along (to get into her pants). And she was stupid enough to let him.


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday: Chasing the Skip (!!!)

WoW is weekly meme created by Jill at Breaking The Spine in which bloggers can share books they're excited to get soon :)

I just found out about this book last week, thanks to Hollie @ Music, Books and Tea. I'm currently on finals. A day hasn't passed since then that I haven't daydreamed about the amazingness this book could be.

You know what "(!!!)" in the title means?
it means I'm totally, completely, fully, outta my head excited for this book. It means the excitement and wanting is too much and it's keeping me from having a normal life.

Chasing the Skip
by Janci Patterson

A bounty hunter, an untrustworthy daughter, a bad-boy skip, and a road trip that goes horribly wrong.

Ricki's dad has never been there for her. He's a bounty hunter who spends his time chasing parole evaders—also known as "skips"—all over the country. But now since Ricki's mom ran off, Ricki finds herself an unwilling passenger in a front-row seat to her father's dangerous lifestyle.

Ricki's feelings get even more confused when her dad starts chasing seventeen-year-old Ian Burnham. She finds herself unavoidably attracted to the dark-eyed felon who seems eager to get acquainted. But Ricki thinks she's ever in control—the perfect manipulator. Little does she know that Ian isn't playing their game by her rules.

Brrrrrrrrrrrh Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrh

(Excuse me while I get the chills)




Friday, June 1, 2012

Giveaway here? now we finally have a reason to come to your blog

Hi y'all.
I know what you're thinking:

You: what's the point of coming here if you have no giveaways.

Me: I'm poor!

But now your prayers have been answered and I have a giveaway!