Monday, September 24, 2012

Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead

Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead

Released: May 18, 2010
Publisher: Razorbill (Penguin Group)
Series: Vampire Academy, Book 5
Preceded By: Vampire Academy & Frostbite & Shadow Kiss & Blood Promise
Followed By: Last Sacrifice                                               Page Amount: 489, US Hardback
POV: 1st Person (Rose)
Buy it here: Barnes & NobleAmazon
=97/100  A ★/5

After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dimitri's birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir's-and to her best friend, Lissa. It is nearly graduation, and the girls can't wait for their real lives beyond the Academy's iron gates to begin. But Rose's heart still aches for Dimitri, and she knows he's out there, somewhere. - Goodreads


Haha it's been 4 years since I have read Vampire Academy and still haven't finished the series. I know, I'm insane. It's not that I didn't want to, it's just that I have so many books to read and have trouble keeping up with series. That's why I'm trying my best to catch up on every series I like! I'm not going to lie this is a long series, but it is totally worth it. The writing is so perfect I literally laughed out loud at serveral parts. The plot is so crazy and exciting, it's kind of addicting in a way. This book is amazing, especially after that slowish plot in Blood Promise.  

The characters in this book were spot on. Rose is so tough and I really wish I had her in my life. I kind of hope I'm like her in some ways. Her dialogue was so hilarious because she's powerful and she knows it. Lissa is the ultimate good-girl. I love her so much too! She really demonstrated her strength in this book, which was really great. I loved seeing her character evolve. Adrian was also awesome! I really love how different his character is and his family's status fits into the plot. And lastly, Dimitri... Ah how his story is so epic... That's about all I can say without spoiling all this epicness. 

Did you not see the 100 in the ending criteria? The ending was fantastic! It had that extra special WOW factor that really knocked my socks off. I'm still in awe of how it ended. It's that kind of ending that makes you feel like you'd do anything to get the next book. I'm definitely going to have to start Last Sacrifice very soon! All in all, BUY THIS SERIES! You won't regret it. The action is priceless, the romance is steamy hot, and the plot twists and turns are jaw-dropping.
My Favorite Part: The ending, I so can not wait to finish this series!

Do I recommend this book? Heck yeah! If you haven't already READ THIS SERIES!!
Will I be reading the next book? DUH!!!

Thank you all for reading! I would love to hear what you think about the Vampire Academy Series.

It's a Book Thing
Review by Macy ♥

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Top Ten: Bookish People You Want To Meet

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

Top Ten Bookish People I Want to Meet

1. John Green! Ohmigosh, I wish I could marry him! NERDFIGHTERS FOREVER!!!! :D

2. Kristi over at the Story Siren! I admire her so much!

3. Jessica, one of the Chapter Chicks. She is so awesome! I watch all their video reviews and follow their blog all the time!

4. Stephenie Meyer. She is my idol...Twilight is the best book in the world! Don't argue with me, I'll win ;)

5. Tim Gunn! Lol he is so amazing! Project Runway is my ultimate show of the season! I love everything about it! No one can beat Austin Scarlet though... TEAM DMITRY!

6. Sarah Dessen. She would be the perfect person to act for advice and to meet cute guys! :D

7. Veronica Roth because I admire her a ton. She's young and writes some action thrilling novels.

8. Jenny Han because she writes awesome romances...Haha she can find me a guy anyday!

9. Richelle Mead because the Vampire Academy series is the bomb.

10. Christian Siriano. He's on Project Runway. Hehe I just bout his shoes and his book :D BEST DAY EVER

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Top Ten: Books That Make You Think

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

Top Ten Books That Make You Think

1. The Fault in Our Stars: This book is truly inspiring. It tackles the tough subject of cancer in a heartwarming way. I got a new sense and meaning of life out of this book. I f you want to know more specifics on how this book touvhed my heart, check out my review.

2. If I Stay: Oh my gosh. This book was one of my favorites from the start. This book makes you think about what you'd do if your family or someone close to you died. It's really enlightening and really opened my eyes.

3. Thirteen Reasons Why: This book right here is the ultimate thinker. I thought about the 13 people who have broke my heart in different ways and thought about what it would be like if I died. I would never want to put anyone through what Hannah put Clay through. I want to save lives.

4. Clean: I loved how all the 5 of the teens came together to help one another. It was truly inspring to see how group helped each of them get back on their feel. It made me consider looking into helping teens for my career.

5. Where She Went: The sequel to If I Stay makes you think about what if someone you loved almost died. What would you do to make them stay?

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 book really made me think of think of all the ways in which I acted like the popular Sam. I started to think about if I would be able to have such a strong conversion like Sam did.

8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Hehe I love this book. The ending in this one really makes you think about how one thing can affect a whole life.

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. Wither: I love how this book makes you think about what if everyone had a set age to die. It would really change the world.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Steven Chbosky

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Released: June 29. 2010
Publisher: MTV Books
Page Amount: 213, US Hardback
POV: 1st Person (Charlie)
Buy it here: Barnes & Noble

=95/100 A

This is the story of what it's like to grow up in high school. More intimate than a diary, Charlie's letters are singular and unique, hilarious and devastating. We may not know where he lives. We may not know to whom he is writing. All we know is the world he shares. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it puts him on a strange course through uncharted territory. The world of first dates and mixed tapes, family dramas and new friends. The world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite.  -Goodreads

This is the kind of book you just HAVE to read the book before you see the movie! I'm so glad I spent my last pennies on this book. I devoured it in 3 days, it was that intriguing. It isn't your normal YA book because it is written in letters to "a friend". Normally, I don't like that kind of book, but I loved the way this book read. I feel like there are many ways to get involved with this book because it incorporates other novels and songs into the plot. This book is ten times more fun if you listen to the same songs Charlie is listening to. The plot involves every aspect of high school. I really enjoyed that. It has everything I'm going through in it. This is definitely a great book to get you thinking about all the things that go on in school and really helps you to think about living in the moment. It really isn't a light book to read, it has many dark themes, which some readers may find disturbing. Personally though, this book was one of my best investments. I enjoyed it thoroughly and may even re-read it in the near-future.

The characters were so flipping amazing! Charlie was so adorable and an awesome narrarator. I loved getting inside his head. I really felt deeply connected to Charlie and all his experiences. He's a lost soul, trying to find his place. His friends, Sam and Patrick, are the kind of friends you want to have! They are so fun and loyal. Oh my... I wish I had a Patrick in my life. He's such a deep character and I felt that the letter format really enabled me to really get to know each of the minor characters. They seem just as vivid as Charlie. Sam...Oh my, she really needs to go out with Charlie. They are so meant to be in my mind. I also really liked Bill and all the books he gave to Charlie to read. I'm planning on reading those same classics soon. Participation!! :D

The ending was so incredibly surprising. I was so sad that the book was over, but the ending was just plain wow... It definitely that WOW factor I always look for in a book. I feel so bad for Charlie and the ending really does make a lot of sense. I just wish this book was longer. I loved all the characters and really wish I could see how far they've come and what else happens in their lives.

My Favorite Part: The plot of all the "firsts" of high school and the quote about "being infinite".

Do I recommend this book? Absolutely, it's a great book to read before the movie!

Thank you all for reading!

It's a Book Thing
Review by Macy ♥

Monday, September 3, 2012

September Sweetness


Hey everyone! Summer is officially over :( and school has begun. My teachers act like it's the middle of the year and have been giving me loads of homework. FUN STUFF :( So I am really sorry for my lame posting in August. I meant to post and read more, but I was so busy this summer. I went so many places and did so many cool things! I sadly did not read any books in August... I know I'm slacking off, but I already read 4 books this month so this is going to be a really good bookish month! Happy Labor Day by the way! I'm spending my holiday reading and putting red highlights in my hair!

Books I Plan to Read:
1. Spirit Bound
2. Beautiful Darkness

3. Wuthering Heights
4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
5. Hide and Seek
6. Just For Fins

Reviews I Plan to Post:
1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
2. We'll Always Have Summer
3. Hide and Seek
4. Spirit Bound
5. Beautiful Darkness
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