Friday, November 28, 2014

Otaku Friday: Hot Gimminck

Otaku Friday: Hot Gimmick

Otaku Friday is up! Go check out the Hot Gimmick review by Clicking this link HGReview Or the Otaku friday tab above! Go You Manga Lovers!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014



Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breakingthespine in which we spotlight a new release we can't wait to get our hands on.


Game of Thrones meets the Grimm's fairy tales in this twisted, fast-paced romantic fantasy-adventure about Sleeping Beauty's daughter, a warrior princess who must fight to reclaim her throne.

Though she looks like a mere mortal, Princess Aurora is a fairy blessed with enhanced strength, bravery, and mercy yet cursed to destroy the free will of any male who kisses her. Disguised as a boy, she enlists the help of the handsome but also cursed Prince Niklaas to fight legions of evil and free her brother from the ogre queen who stole Aurora's throne ten years ago.

Will Aurora triumph over evil and reach her brother before it's too late? Can Aurora and Niklaas break the curses that will otherwise forever keep them from finding their one true love?

As I began reading the first sentence of the synopsis I knew I needed to make room in my shelf for this book. First of all I love the Grimm's brothers fairy tales second Sleeping Beauties daughter this book sounds so perfect. I cant wait to get my hands on it! I love Stacey Jay's writing if you have not read anything by her I highly recommend you check her books out! This book comes out on December 9 and it's definitely on my Christmas wish list!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Go Check Out Otaku Friday!

Otaku Friday is a new sub blog ran and operated by my little sister!
Otaku Friday will be hosted on Fridays by Sandrathebookworm, for all the manga lovers out there for more info just click Otaku Friday on the tabs above or click this link, Otaku Friday hope you all love it!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #2


Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at BreakingtheSpine in which we spotlight a new release we can't wait to get our hands on.


 After surviving a disastrous battle at prom, Alyssa has embraced her madness and gained perspective. She's determined to rescue her two worlds and the people and netherlings she loves. Even if it means challenging Queen Red to a final battle of wills and wiles . . . and even if the only way to Wonderland, now that the rabbit hole is closed, is through the looking-glass world--a parallel dimension filled with mutated and violent netherling outcasts. In the final installment of the wildly popular Splintered trilogy, Alyssa and her dad journey into the heart of magic and mayhem in search of her mom and to set right all that's gone wrong. Together with Jeb and Morpheus, they must salvage Wonderland from the decay and destruction that has ensnared it. But if they succeed and come out alive, can everyone truly have their happily ever after?

I cant wait for the last book in this amazing trilogy to come out! It's going to be a bittersweet moment for me. I want to see how it ends, but at the same time I don't want it to end. I'm going to miss the beautiful and dark world that A.G. Howard introduced me to, not to mention the characters I have grown to love ( Morpheus) lol.  If you have not read this trilogy I highly recommend it! A.G did an amazing job reimagining Wonderland and the wonderland characters. She is brilliant this is by far my favorite Alice in Wonderland retelling, that I wish would never end! but unfortunately all good things must come to an end! Oh and we just take a moment to admire the gorgeous cover!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Pinny The Bowling Pin

                                                                        Title: Pinny the Bowling Pin
Author: Leah Ward
Release Date: November 21, 2014 
Genre:Children's Books

I was given an ARC of Pinny the Bowling Pin in exchange for a honest review.
Pinny is a adorable story about a pin that can't fall and for that starts to get bullied by another pin. Pinny starts to wonder if he even belongs in the bowling world, that maybe he was made to do better, bigger things. Pinny gains his confidence and ignores his bully to realize he was great at being a bowling pin after all!

I loved the never give up, you can reach the stars message this book sends to children, the illustrations are adorable the book is short but it works. I would buy this for any child it will make them realize that anything is possible when you believe in yourself and that bullies shouldn't stop you from doing what you love. Leah Ward tackles the bully subject very well in this short story. Christmas is almost here and Pinny would make a great stocking stuffer for any child. I'm definitely going to buy it for my son and make it a bedtime story book!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Q&A with Author of Pinny the Bowling Pin!

Im Honored to be part of the Pinny the Bowling Pin blog tour! I will kick it off with some Q&A that I was able to ask the awesome author of this adorable book Leah Ward! Stay tuned for the next couple of days, I will have a full review for this book tomorrow! Leah Ward Thank you so much for letting be a part of this and taking the time to answer me questions.

1. Is this your first book?
 This is actually going to be my third book. My first was a poetry
 collection and the second was a YA novel. I didn't mean to cross over
 so many genres, it just seemed to happen that way!

 2. When did you decide to become a writer?
 - I began writing poetry when I was a freshman in high school, and had

 so many poems that after a few years it formed into a complete
 collection. Once I had experienced being published, it was so
 that I craved to do it again, except a little different. I had always
 dreamed of writing a full length novel, and I knew that now was my
 chance. So, I took it.

 3. Why do you write?
 - I write because I simply love it. It's addicting, refreshing and it
 a very calming experience. Also, it's such a great feeling of
 accomplishment to know you've created a story, or sometimes an entire
 world, and people enjoy reading it just as much as I do writing it.

 4. Where do your ideas come from?
 - My ideas and thought processes are so random that it's pretty crazy.

 Normally I'll think of something in shower or driving down the road
 (both of which I h

ave no pen and paper available). But, the idea for
 Pinny came about when I went bowling one day and could not bowl a
 for the life of me.

 5. What is the hardest thing about writing?
 - The hardest thing would probably be editing and marketing. I love to

 just write straight through, letting the words pump and flow from my
 mind, but I really dislike going back and nit picking the grammatical
 details. Also, finding people to read your book! Whew, it's tough!
 Putting together tours, and signings, and events, and the list goes on

 and on. It can get pretty tiring but I absolutely love writing and the

 stories I create so I certainly wouldn't trade it.

 6. Which writers inspire you?
 - I have a few inspirations. First and foremost the Captain Underpants

 series was like my favorite series when I was getting involved with
 reading. They are so witty and kid friendly, and I love it! Next would

 be Diary of a Wimpy Kid (OMG I sound like I'm twelve years old) but
 seriously, the guy is a genius. The books are golden for their age
 range, and what's fantastic is that the books appeal to older "kids"
 well. I'm twenty one and I think the concept is brilliant! Lastly,
 Green. Do I need to say more? The way he writes... I just... Words

 Exactly. I loved The Fault in Our Stars and I am set on buying
 of his books now and I don't even need to know what they are about.
 that good. I will read anything he writes, it's so sarcastic and witty

 that it's hilarious. I hope that one day I can be half the writer that

 he is.

7. What genre do you prefer to write about?
 -I actually prefer to write fiction novels, mostly Young Adult.
Although, children's picture books are seriously growing on me lately.

 Maybe it's because when I was a kid, that's what I first fell in love
 with, and I hope that kid's will fall in love with Pinny.

8. What inspired you to write this book?
- I partially answered this question with an earlier question but I'll

 go into more detail. When I went bowling a few months back, I just
 couldn't bowl a strike. I'm normally an average bowler, bowling
 from three to five strikes a game. But this, this game, it was killing
 me. There was always ONE pin that would refuse to fall. I turned to my

friend, a little annoyed and said, "Can ANYONE get a strike today?"
 I looked to the other bowlers and as fate would have it, I saw two
 people bowl right after me and each had one pin left! "This is so
 ridiculous!" My friend agreed and then I said, "Ha I should write a
 about this." Half jokingly. And in those moments where the bulb lights

 above your head, and your jaw drops out of realization that this is a
 magical moment, Pinny was created.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday #1

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme created by blogger breakingthespine in which we spotlight the book that we are looking forward to the most.

Title: Red Queen
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Page Count: 320
Release Date: February 10, 2015

A thrilling new fantasy trilogy for fans of DIVERGENT and THE HUNGER GAMES.

The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.

To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.

Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of
those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.

But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?

My Thoughts:

When I first laid eyes on this book on Amazon the first thing that came to my mind was " I need to make space on my shelf". This cover is just gorgeous, not only that it sounds AMAZING! I mean a kingdom divided by blood I have never heard of such thing. Sadly I will have to wait till next year for this beauty to be mine!

Top 5 Wednesday/ Favorite Couples


 I Decided to start doing Top 5 Wednesday Created by Booktuber Lainey at Gingerreadslainey go check her out she is awesome. Hope you enjoy! These are some of my favorite couples!

1. Magnus and Alec: I love this two together, they're just perfect for eachother!

2. Jasper and Alice: I loved them more than Bella and Edward. They just seem so in love like they would do anything for each other. 

3. Morpheus and Alyssa: I hope and pray that in the last series Alyssa chooses Morpheus. I just feel that Morpheus loves her as her true self, and Morpheus is just perfect.

4. Christian and Anastasia: I love Christian and Ana so much even though she annoys me a bit, I do feel that he loves her to the moon and back and she feels the same way for him! Where can I find me a Christian Grey!

5. Peeta and Katniss: Oh Peeta, Peeta lol I love that he's so humble and that after all the lies she put him through he still loved her. I always wanted Katniss to end up with Peeta. He's just perfect for her! 


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  • Dystopian
  • Paranormal/ Paranormal Romance
  • Mystery
  • Fantasy/ Dark Fantasy
  • Horror
  • Historical Fiction
  • Contemporary 
  • Romance
  • Adult Romance


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Rating System

It was AMAZING and you must read it like now!

Really good and I would recommend it.

It was okay but not for everyone.

Had to push myself to finish it, pick it up at your own risk because I do not recommend it.

Waste of my time! steer clear from it.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Gone Girl

RATING: ★★★★★


On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife's head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media--as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents--the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter--but is he really a killer? 
As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn't do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?


I just finished reading Gone Girl a couple of days ago, and i LOVED IT! Gillian Flynn is an amazing writer; I can't believe I haven't read any of her books before. Her writing made me feel like I was living inside the book and not many writers are capable of that. When Nicks trophy wife goes missing all the evidence leads the police and community to believe he has killed his wife. Nick swears up and down he didn't do it. I really can’t go into too much detail about this book without spoilers so I'll stop there. One thing I will tell you is that at one point I hated all the characters in this book also the twist in this book are crazy. Overall the book is amazing! Perfect fall read or to be honest any time read! I can't wait to get my hands on more of Gillian's books