Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Heavenly by Jennifer Laurens (#13)

Hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

I'm excited to start this book, it seems entirely different from anything I've read before.

Heavenly by Jennifer Laurens

"He sat down next to me. His nearness sent my pulse into a whirl. He leaned back on his hands, his gaze fastened with mine." (pg 47)

"I brought my legs up on the bed and settled in. "This will be interesting," I said, wrapping my arms around my knees, locking my gaze on the clear depth of his blue eyes. He positioned himself a little closer, so he faced me straight on, close enough that I caught the scent of him--crisp, clean, with a bite of citrus." (pg 128)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Review: Demon Glass by Rachel Hawkins

Demon Glass by Rachel Hawkins

4/5 Stars.

My first review in a long time. Sorry if its all over the place!!!

Wow! My head is totally spinning right now and my adreline is pumping through my blood like crazy! I haven’t felt this good after reading a book in a long time. Actually, I haven’t finished a book in a long time without being forced to do it.

I started Demon Glass a few days ago. I didn’t intentionally jump into it like I did today. I only started reading it because its due back tomorrow, so I read about 50 pages and put it down. I was feeling a little all over the place today and weirdly, I picked up the book and was ripped out of my chaos-filled world and into’s Sophie world.

Honestly, I could barely even remember Hex Hall. I could remember bits and pieces, some small and some big. Though I couldn’t put a lot together..But don’t worry Demon Glass brings back some memories of Hex Hall, like the ball and Sophie having to make her own dress. Or her seeing a “ghost”. Yet I couldn’t really remember why she was down there in the basement sorting items with Archer. I really wished I wrote a review or had a small data-base with all the series of books I read and all the major key points in a lot of these books. Seriously, how can I be expected to remember a lot of this info when the books come out a year or even longer after the last one?! My brain isn’t that good! Though there are books that definately attach themselves into my brain refusing to leave until the next book is released and can take its place.

Anyways, Demon Glass picks up with Sophie deciding to get into contact with her demon father, who happens to be the head of the council. Its not like Sophie wants to talk to her dead-beat dad, who sends the occassional crappy birthday card scribbled with “Your Father.”, but she wants to have her demonic powers removed....even if it could kill her... Sophie would rather die than turn into a monster like her great-grandmother, Alice, did.

Yet apparently, her dad has other ideas for Sophie. Her dad wants to bring her back to London and let her get in tune with her demon side, hoping she will change her mind. Sophie can think of a million other things she’d rather do than spend time with her dad, so she makes a deal, if her vampire, best friend, Jenna can come, she will. He easily agrees and asks for the principals if he could also bring the school’s healer/janitor, Cal along to.

But getting her powers removed isn’t the only thing that lies in London, according to rumors, Archer is there. Archer, her crush...the one who betrayed her....

Sophie and group in tow head off to London. She has no idea what is in store for her in this Summer or if she if she’ll come face to face with Archer or come face to something she never thought of before...

This book was amazing!

Besides the first 50 pages, I practically read it in one sitting!! Seriously, is it 2012 yet? Because I can’t stand not knowing what happens next! I want a lot of questions answered! I want to find out a lot, that I just want to type out but I’d rather not spoil it all.

At a lot of points in the book, I was just like come on Sophie! Your a demon! Whoop some butt! Yet she never really does, everyone keeps telling her she has all this power but she doesn’t want to weild it even though with the right control, she can control it. But she doesn’t! That just upset me so much. And near the end of the book, I kept thinking what’s the point of being one out two demons in existances if you can’t pull off some major mumbo jumbo?! Okay so I want Sophie, to be this all mighty goddess, is that so wrong? I just hate how sometimes the main character gets tossed around so easily. I seriously need some female leads that kick butt not take most of it.

Ah, I’m rambling! I do that a lot. Esp. when I’m excited like I am now. This book really got my blood pumping with excitement. I want the next one so bad! I can’t stand waiting! I don’t even want to read any other book besides book 3! Rachel Hawkins give me book number 3 please!!! We all know the world is ending in 2012, wink wink!!! Speed it up! Or just give me an advanced copy so I can get some sleep this week! All I’m going to be thinking about is all the possibilities for book three or what she could choose for Sophie. Argh!!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Reading Goal

I changed my reading goal for this year to 100 instead of 120. I'm really struggling to read right now and can't imagine reading 120 this year. Maybe I'll make it if I get out of this bad phase I'm having or maybe I'll just read 100. I'll be content with 100, even if its not my original goal.

I've finished reading Before I Die by Jenny Downham. Thats basically all I've read this month besides Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck. I don't think I'll review either of the two, though will make short comments on this post.

Before I Die, was an okay book. It was sad and depressing. I didn't really care for her mom or her best friend. I thought a lot of people were horrible to her given the circumstances she was handed. Read it if you want, if not, that's okay to.

Tiger's Curse, I loved. Loved the cover and loved the story. Though I wanted to strangle the main girl on many occasions! I don't really like the kind of lead characters that belittle themselves and don't think they deserve so and so. Its rather tiring. This is a definitely MUST read! I thought book 2 was out and everything and was sad when I found out it wasn't.

That's all for now....still trying to dig myself out of the hole I put myself in.

Friday, April 8, 2011

In My Mailbox (#9)

Hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

I've started to hate reading. Probably because I set myself a goal and am already way behind than I wanted to be. Reading feels like a chore more than a time to enjoy books. Yet, I will finish this goal. I won't stop until I've finished this goal. So reminder to future me in 2012, do NOT set a goal of books! BUT if you must, make it 50 or less!!!

On a funny note, even goodreads, tells me I'm behind!!! Okay, that is a little sad, that a site is telling me to pick up the pace every time I log in!!! I did come up with a schedule to read all the books I have checked out, and I accomplish it, I'll be way ahead of my schedule and can relax a little! No more checking out, close to 30 books!!! No more! I swear...I think. xD

Demon Glass by Rachel Hawkins
Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead

Across The Universe by Beth Revis
Perfect by Sara Shepard
Raziel by Kristina Douglas

I think the only book out of all those I'm excited to read is The Forest of Hands And Teeth. I've checked Perfect out like a billion times already and never gotten to it, though I'm ahead of the books that I'm on cause of the TV series, but I still want to catch up and see if they are changing anything in it.

* I know I haven't done a review in a long time! I will do some soon! I promise. Just let me catch up on all my challenges!!!*

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Archangel's Consort & Haven

I thought I would do two teaser this week from two different books since I'm almost finished with Archangel's Consort.

This meme is hosted by MizB of Should be Reading.

I have't posted how to join in this a long time, so I'll refresh everyones memory.

  • Grab your current read
  • Flip to a random page
  • Share 2 teaser sentences from somewhere on that page
  • Do NOT include spoilers
  • Share the title of the book and the name of the author

Before I share the teaser, I have to say I LOVE the cover. The girl is so stunning. The lighting is perfect on her! Her wings are amazing. There is nothing I don't love about this cover! I would buy this book just to stare at the cover not even caring if I liked the storyline but luckily I'm madly in love with Elena and Raphael!

"Blood fountained as he executed a stacked blonde vampire about to claw at his face, spraying his cinnamon skin with ruby red droplets."

"Fingers, slick and cold on the tip of her wing."
"No." "Her wings were highly sensitive and she hated having them touched by evil."

(pg 140)

"For a moment we both sat there in silence. The ticktock of the clock on the wall mirrored the sound of my heart." (pg 269)

I tried to find a good teaser for this book but I couldn't really since I haven't started the book, so I flipped around skimmed for something that didn't sound to revealing though a lot seemed to be revealed to me just from glancing at a couple sentences but this one seemed to be the best one. 

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