Monday, February 27, 2012

Memorable Monday (4)

Memorable Monday is an awesome meme hosted over at Escape in a Book and it gives us a chance to share our favorite quotes

This week I picked a quote from Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder:

"Don't Knock the power of a pest," Leif said. "Persistence and stubbornness can be useful in many situations."

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Memorable Monday (On Tuesday) (3)

I totally spaced this yesterday,so I will post it today instead.

Memorable Monday is a meme that is hosted over at Escape in a Book and it gives us a chance to share our favorite quotes. 

                                                This week I picked a quote from The Hunger Games

 “You’ve got about as much charm as a dead slug.”

                                                                              Oh Haymitch, how you make laugh

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (4) The Immortal Rules

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Breaking The Spine and gives us the chance to shine the spotlight on the books that we are extremely excited for.

This week, my pick is...
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
                               Expected publication: April 24th 2012 by Harlequin Teen

Summary From Goodreads:
In the dark days since the insidious Red Lung virus decimated the human population, vampires have risen to rule the crumbling cities and suburbs. Uncontested Princes hold sway over diminished ranks of humans: their "pets." In exchange for their labor, loyalty and of course, their blood, these pets are registered, given food and shelter, permitted to survive.    

Unregistered humans cling to fringes, scavenging for survival. Allison Sekemoto and her fellow Unregistereds are hunted, not only by vampires, but by rabids, the unholy result of Red Lung-infected vampires feeding on unwary humans. One night, Allie is attacked by a pack of rabids, saved by an unlikely hero...and turned vampire.

Uncomfortable in her undead skin, Allie falls in with a ragtag crew of humans seeking a cure, or cures: for Rabidism and for Vampirism. She's passing for human...for now. But the hunger is growing and will not be denied. Not for friendship—not even for love.

Why I can't wait: I absolutely LOVED Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series, and I am excited  to see her spin on vampires.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (3): Books That Broke My Heart Just A Little

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at The Broke And The Bookish, and this week the theme is Books That Broke Your Heart.

Here is the list of books that broke my heart at one point or another.

**Just a little warning, some of my notes on the books that I picked have some spoilers. So if you haven't read any of the books listed below, you probably don't want to read any farther than the title of the book**

1. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. I cried so much while reading this book. For Katniss and Peeta and Finnick and Gale and Prim, and so many others, it was crazy!

2. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer. My heart broke for Jacob about a thousand times over

3. The Host by Stephenie Meyer. I was so sad because I really liked Wanderer and Melanie, and I had no idea how it would be possible for them both to make it out of the situation they were in.

4. Jane by April Lindner. This book made me cry a lot, even if it wasn't really a sad part. I'm still trying to figure out why. Hmmm

5. Delirium by Lauren Oliver. Oh. My. Gosh. The ending of this book gave me horrible flashbacks to Catching Fire/Mockingjay where Peeta gets kidnapped and the Tracker Jacker venom messed him up. :(

6. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han. My heart broke at some point while reading ALL of the books in this trilogy, actually.

7. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. Poor Jem!! poor Will!! I love you Magnus!! (Oops, did I just write that? My bad)

8. Everneath by Brodi Ashton. The ending just KILLED me. GRR!!!!

9. The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams. I felt just awful for Kyra and the situation she was in.

10. The Lost Saint by Bree Despain. Poor Daniel! And I still don't know what's going to happen to him!!!!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Memorable Monday (2)

Memorable Monday is a meme hosted over at Escape In A Book and it gives us a chance to share our favorite quotes
This week I picked a line from one of my favorite books Thrill Ride by Rachel Hawthorne

 "Relationships are a lot like roller coasters, filled with highs and lows, terrifying split seconds, and awesome moments where you just enjoy the ride." 

I thought this quote was super cute, and I absolutely love it!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Memorable Monday (1)

Memorable Monday is a brand new meme hosted over at Escape In A Book and it gives us a chance to share some of our favorite quotes. I really like this meme because I love collecting quotes. I have this neat little notebook, and whenever I find a quote that I really like I write it down.

For my first MM quote I chose a line from Amy And Roger's Epic Detour:

“Saying good-bye is basically an invitation not to see a person again. It's making it okay for that to be the last conversation you have. So if you don't say it--if you leave the conversation open--it means you'll have to see them again." 

I absolutely loved this quote, and agree with it wholeheartedly. I've never liked saying goodbye to anybody, I would rather just say "See you later". So when I read this, it really stuck with me.

Friday, February 3, 2012

TGIF @GReads (2)

TGIF is hosted by Ginger over at GReads and this Friday the question is...

Book Appeal: When you're browsing goodreads, the library, or another blogger's reviews, what grabs your attention to make you want to read it?

*SIGH*  I hate to admit this, but I am a Cover Lover. When I am  at the bookstore or the library or what have you, browsing for  books, the FIRST thing I always take into consideration is the cover (I obviously missed the lesson on not judging a book by its cover). Then I read the synopsis. It has to have a little romance in it. It doesn't have to be the main focus of the story, but still... it has to have something. Here are some examples of books I've read with awesome covers and a little bit (or a lot a bit) of romance.

 Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

 Touch of Power by Maria V Snyder
         Entwined by Heather Dixon

So what about you? I would love to hear what catches your eye and why. Happy Friday everyone!