Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday#10



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. 

Title: Shutter
Author: Courtney Alameda
Expected Release Date: February 3, 2015
Publisher:  Feiwel & Friends
Goodreads Link: Shutter
Preorder Links:  AmazonBarnes & NobleBook Depository


Horror has a new name: introducing Courtney Alameda.

Micheline Helsing is a tetrachromat—a girl who sees the auras of the undead in a prismatic spectrum. As one of the last descendants of the Van Helsing lineage, she has trained since childhood to destroy monsters both corporeal and spiritual: the corporeal undead go down by the bullet, the spiritual undead by the lens. With an analog SLR camera as her best weapon, Micheline exorcises ghosts by capturing their spiritual energy on film. She's aided by her crew: Oliver, a techno-whiz and the boy who developed her camera's technology; Jude, who can predict death; and Ryder, the boy Micheline has known and loved forever.

When a routine ghost hunt goes awry, Micheline and the boys are infected with a curse known as a soulchain. As the ghostly chains spread through their bodies, Micheline learns that if she doesn't exorcise her entity in seven days or less, she and her friends will die. Now pursued as a renegade agent by her monster-hunting father, Leonard Helsing, she must track and destroy an entity more powerful than anything she's faced before . . . or die trying.

Lock, stock, and lens, she’s in for one hell of a week.

My Thoughts: 

First I can't wait to get my hands on this book because I love anything horror, secondly as I was reading the Synopsis I saw that Micheline is a descendent of Van Helsing, and who doesn't love Van Helsing. This book sounds beyond creepy and exciting, I can't wait to get my hands on it! What book are you looking forward to see on the shelves?  Leave a comment below I would love to hear from you!


Monday, January 26, 2015

Gone Girl ( The Movie)

Gone Girl

I watched Gone Girl a week ago and I love it. The casting was perfect! there was some changes and scenes missing from the book, but it didn't affect the storyline at all. I was very happy with this book to movie adaption not at all disappointed. Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike where the perfect Nick and Amy. Im so glad I got to see this book hit the big screen it's just such a twisted story that left me with so many questions. I hope their is a sequel in the works!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

My True Love Gave to Me

Book Review
My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories

Title: My True Love Gave to Me
Rating:  ★★★
Date Published: October 14, 2014
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books 
Page Count: 355
Goodreads Link: My True Love Gave to Me

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book I loved most of the short stories, but like most short story books there's bound to be some that you don't like. I'm going to leave a rating for each story below. Some stories were so cute and then there was some that had me thinking why is it even in this book. Also this book is a perfect winter/ Christmas read. Also that is the UK edition you can get it at Book Depository

Midnight By: Rainbow Rowell. I Gave this story 4/5 stars I liked it but I didn't love it. It was very cute.

The Lady and the Fox By: Kelly Link. I gave this story 5/5 stars I loved it! Many people would disagree with me, but if these story was turned into a a full novel I would read it.

Angels in the Snow By: Matt De La Pena. I gave this story 1/5 I hated it the instalove i just honestly skimmed through it.

Polaris Is Where You'll Find Me By: Jenny Han. I gave this story 4.5 Start it was super quirky and cute.

It's a Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown By: Stephanie Perkins. I gave this story 5/5 stars I love it, Stephanie Perkins writing is just perfect.

Your Temporary Santa By: David Levithan. I gave this story 1/5 stars I had to force myself to get through it.

Krampuslauf By: Holly Black, I gave this story 1/5 stars. I dont even know what to say about this one I just didn't enjoy it.

What the Hell Have You Done, Sophie Roth? By: Gayle Forman. I gave this one 4/5, It was so cute.

Beer Buckets and Baby Jesus By: Myra Mcentire. 3/5 It was ok.

Welcome to Christmas, CA By: Kiersten White. 5/5 I loved this story I just couldn't get enough.

Star if Bethlehem By Ally Carter 3.5/5.

The Girl Who Woke the Dreamer By: Laini Taylor. 2/5 I  just felt like this story was all over the place.           


Waiting on Wednesday #9

The Cage (The Cage #1)

The Cage (The Cage, #1)

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. 

Title: The Cage (the Cage #1)
Author: Megan Shepard
Expected Release Date: May 26, 2015
Publisher: Balzer+Bray/ Harpercollins
Goodreads Link: The Cage

When Cora Mason wakes in a desert, she doesn't know where she is or who put her there. As she explores, she finds an impossible mix of environments—tundra next to desert, farm next to jungle, and a strangely empty town cobbled together from different cultures—all watched over by eerie black windows. And she isn't alone.

Four other teenagers have also been taken: a beautiful model, a tattooed smuggler, a secretive genius, and an army brat who seems to know too much about Cora's past. None of them have a clue as to what happened, and all of them have secrets. As the unlikely group struggles for leadership, they slowly start to trust each other. But when their mysterious jailer—a handsome young guard called Cassian—appears, they realize that their captivity is more terrifying than they could ever imagine: Their captors aren't from Earth. And they have taken the five teenagers for an otherworldly zoo—where the exhibits are humans.

As a forbidden attraction develops between Cora and Cassian, she realizes that her best chance of escape might be in the arms of her own jailer—though that would mean leaving the others behind. Can Cora manage to save herself and her companions? And if so . . . what world lies beyond the walls of their cage?

Why I Want to Read it!
This book sounds so creepy and interesting, a human zoo in a different planet I have never read anything like it. I also have never read anything by Megan but I do own her previous series The Madman's Daughter which I will dive into as soon as I'm done reading Harry Potter. But back to this book I'm very interested in it and I can't wait to get my hands on it. What book are you waiting to get your hands on? Leave a comment below I would love to hear from you! 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #8

The Sin Eater's Daughter 

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. 

Title: The Sin Eater's Daughter (The Sin Eater's Daughter #1)
Author: Melinda Salisbury
Expected Release Date: February 24, 2015
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Goodreads Link: The Sin Eater's Daughter

Seventeen-year-old Twylla lives in the castle. But although she’s engaged to the prince, Twylla isn’t exactly a member of the court.

She’s the executioner.

As the Goddess embodied, Twylla instantly kills anyone she touches. Each month she’s taken to the prison and forced to lay her hands on those accused of treason. No one will ever love a girl with murder in her veins. Even the prince, whose royal blood supposedly makes him immune to Twylla’s fatal touch, avoids her company.

But then a new guard arrives, a boy whose easy smile belies his deadly swordsmanship. And unlike the others, he’s able to look past Twylla’s executioner robes and see the girl, not the Goddess. Yet Twylla’s been promised to the prince, and knows what happens to people who cross the queen.

However, a treasonous secret is the least of Twylla’s problems. The queen has a plan to destroy her enemies, a plan that requires a stomach-churning, unthinkable sacrifice. Will Twylla do what it takes to protect her kingdom? Or will she abandon her duty in favor of a doomed love?

My Thoughts:
This book sounds so interesting. A Goddess that kills anyone that she touches. I definitely want to read this as soon as it comes out,  I love anything that has to do with gods and goddesses and the killing by touch adds a little extra. I have never read anything by Melinda Salisbury but I really have high hopes for this book! The cover is GORGEOUS! What upcoming book are you excited for? leave a comment below i would love to hear from you.

Monday, January 5, 2015

January 2015 TBR!


As you saw in my last post I got the seven Harry Potter books for Christmas and I intend to read all seven books this month. I have not read the Harry Potter books and I think its about time I experience the magical world of Harry Potter for myself. I really hope I get to all seven this month! Plus may I just say how beautiful the spines and new cover designs are!

Have you read all Harry Potter books, if so what do you think about them?


My December Wrap Up!

Wrap Up

I read 3 books in December which made December a bad reading month for me, but may I use the Holidays as an excuse they really took quite some time away from me lol. But now down to the books I read.  

H2O by: Virginia Bergin
Which I really didn't enjoy much. I have a review up for H2O just click the link below and it will take you straight to it.H2O Review

Winterspell by: Claire Legrand 
I really enjoyed this book but it took me a while to get into it chapter eight to be exact, but after that chapter I couldn't put it down. I also have a review for this book just click the link below.

                                           My True Love Gave to Me By: Various Artist 
I loved most of these short stories, but like any book that has various stories there's bound to be some you will not like. This book was a perfect Christmas/Winter read. If you haven't picked it up I really recommend you do. I don't have a review up for this book yet but as soon as I do I will add the link.

What books did you read in December? leave a comment below I would love to hear from you.

December Book Haul

Book Haul!

I bought a total of four books and also got nine books for Christmas! Making it a total of thirteen books I got in December. I cant wait to read all of them! Below I will list the books I bought and got as presents! Hope you enjoy my haul! What books did you get these December? 

1. The Harry Potter Series By: J.K. Rowling (Christmas Present)
2. The Winners Curse By: Marie Rutkoski
3. Warm Bodies By: Isaac Marion
4.These Broken Star By: Amie Kaufman (Christmas Present)
5. The Madman's Daughter By: Megan Shepherd
6. Her Dark Curiosity By: Megan Shepherd
7. My True Love Gave to Me By: Various Authors (Christmas Present)