Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Top Ten: Books to Get You Into the Halloween Spirit

Top Ten is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten Books to Get You Into the Halloween Spirit
1. The Summoning! AHH I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! Why haven't I read the sequel yet? The ending is so suspenseful and the entire plot is laced together with powerful characters. This book is perfect for Halloween! So read it, read it NOW!

2. Deadly Little Secret: I'm not going to lie, this book scared the heck out of me. I tried to read it before I went to bed many nights and woke up screaming. If you want to be spooked and feel like someone is stalking you, this book is for you.

3. CHOKER! I cannot believe I never reviewed this book... It still haunts my dreams... It's so eerie and creepy it kept me up at night.

4. Beautiful Creatures is a really dark book that really gave me the spooky Halloween vibe.

5. The Morganville Vampire series reminds me of Halloweentown but with just vampires.

6. Die for Me, this is one intense, awesome book. This new type of magical creature will freshen up your Halloween.

7.  Hereafter. Yes, I know, I haven't read this book yet. It sounds so creepy and ghosty though so I just had to include it!

8. Evernight reminds me of Halloween just because it is a vampire school.

9.  Clarity is an amazing book. Actually it is one of my favorites. What could be better then a psychic solving a murder?

10. The Awakening is so vampirific. I love the Vampire Diaries show and this book just adds to the vampire-ness of Halloween.

SPECiAL NOTE: I am so so sorry for not posting. It is the end of the first quarter so I've been really busy trying to ace all my last tests and reports.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Twilight Convention: New Jersey Edition

I know I haven't posted much last week, but I had a good reason. Last weekend I went to the Twilight Convention in Parsipanny, New Jersey. This was my second Twilight Convention and it was just as awesome! I ended up winning the trivia contest, got more then 15 autographs, and many pictures of the stars. Those in attendance were Booboo Stewart (Seth Clearwater), Charlie Bewly (Demitri of the Volturi), Daniel Cudmore (Felix of the Volturi), and Christian Camargo (Eleazar of the Denali Coven). Hehe below is a picture of me hugging Booboo! I ended up  with a grand total of 14 hugs from him. It was truly fantastic. So that's why I haven't posted because I had so much homework to make up as well as a dance and other big events. Now, I'm back and ready to post. This is going to be an awesome month!   

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Top Ten: Books That Tackle Tough Issues

Top Ten is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten Books That Tackle Tough Issues

1. Thirteen Reasons Why is all about suicide... It really showed the way people affect one another and how one thing can ultimately lead to someone wanting to take their own life. Asher definitely does a great job at showing how people are cruel and don't realize that their actions affect others.

2. If I Stay talks about death of a loved one. It also talks about how great life is too. It really does a good job at summing up how love lasts through life and death.

3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Hehe this book is fantastic! It shows abuse, love, sex, about anything and everything that goes on in high school.

4. Clean tackles substance abuse, which lead these teens to rehab. I thought it was very interesting to read about how they all had to get back on their feet and learn to live with the past.

5. Cracked Up to Be is an awesome book! I can't believe I didn't do a review on it. It tackles wanting to commit suicide in an honest, compelling way. I really related to the main character and understood her pain.

6. Impulse: I can't wait to read this book. It deals with cutting and suicide and those deep things really make you think.

7. Before I Fall: This books shows how popularity can be a bad thing. It really shows how one person can change another's life.

8. Between Here and Forever is all about a sister dying. It's sad, but this book is awesome!

9. Speak: This is a really powerful novel. It makes you think of the people who didn't have the courage to speak up either for their friends, or for themselves. I for one have started speaking up for my friends behalf and it certainly has changed a few lives.

10. The Fault in Our Stars tackles the meaning of life and living with cancer. John Green does it flawlessly in a heartwarming way. I certainly got a lot out of this book.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (5)

Out of Reach by Carrie Arcos
Release: October 16, 2012
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Page Amount: 256, US Hardback
How do you find someone who doesn’t want to be found? A girl searches for her missing addict brother while confronting her own secrets in this darkly lyrical novel.Rachel has always idolized her older brother Micah. He struggles with addiction, but she tells herself that he’s in control. And she almost believes it. Until the night that Micah doesn’t come home.
Rachel’s terrified—and she can’t help but feel responsible. She should have listened when Micah tried to confide in her. And she only feels more guilt when she receives an anonymous note telling her that Micah is nearby and in danger.
With nothing more to go on than hope and a slim lead, Rachel and Micah’s best friend, Tyler, begin the search. Along the way, Rachel will be forced to confront her own dark secrets, her growing attraction to Tyler…and the possibility that Micah may never come home.
- Goodreads

Why? This book sounds so good! I love books with pained, messed up characters in them. Micah sounds like quite the screwed up kid. I can't imagine what is like for Rachel. This journey sounds super intriguing and unique and I can't wait to add it to my shelves! 


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme that is hosted by Breaking The Spine, where we can feature books that we are excited to be released.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Top Ten: Bookish Confessions

Top Ten is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten Bookish Confessions

1. I have beat up my Twilight series books so badly from reading them so much! They're probably my most beat up books.

2. I have had some water damage on my books due to water bottles and rain... I almost cried.

3. I listen to Glee while reading...or the Twilight soundtracks!

4. I will smack someone if they interrupt me while I'm reading... ask my best friend ;)

5. I have some blood stains on my copy of Beautiful Darkness. It was a paper cut, goshhhh...

6. I stained my friends copy of Betrayed from the House of Night series with blood (also from paper cut). I put it in her desk with a red pen to act like it was the pen that stained it not me. Not one of my finer moments.

7. I can't remember character names for the life of me. Writing reviews require a lot of research because I always have to go look up the main guy's name.

8. I stare at my bookshelf daily for many minutes. I used to get distracted when my bookshelf was in my room.

9. I have more contemporary books then any other genre.

10. I talk to my books. I tell them how pretty they are and good they smell. Oh my I'm such a freak.

Monday, October 1, 2012

October Spookiness


Why hello there. It's that time of year again. Ya know with the cobwebs, the spiders, and the goblins and ghouls? It's my favorite holiday. To celebrate, I'm going to another Twilight convention (I'll be sure to post pictures!) and I'm going to be reading totally horrific paranormal books throughout the month. I promise I will actually read and post this month. Things have been crazy with school, but I'm trying. I hope you all have a great reading month too and be sure to let me know some creepy books to read this month!

Books I Plan to Read:
1. Confessions of an Angry Girl
2. Deadly Cool

3. Wuthering Heights
4. The Awakening
5. Hide and Seek
6. Just For Fins

Reviews I Plan to Post:
1. Beautiful Darkness
2. We'll Always Have Summer
3. Hide and Seek
4. Confessions of an Angry Girl
5. Deadly Cool
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