Monday, September 30, 2013

Vampire Diaries: The Obsession

3 DAYS UNTIL THE FIFTH SEASON AIRS!!! Are you excited? I know I am shaking with anticipation!

I must admit I have neglected not only my blog but also my schoolwork, friends, and family due to this addictive show. I have only actually watched the first two seasons so far and the third and fourth are on their way from Amazon! I wish I would have gotten into this series earlier but I super hooked now! 

My favorite episode is Plan B from the 2nd season because that romance, you can't deny, is hot. I'm guilty of crying when that moment with Damon and Rose happened and when like everyone died in the next to last episode of the second season. I honestly wonder who all is going to be left by the end of this series. As long as they don't kill off Damon we're good!

Basically, I am uttery and obsessively in love with this show. My parents have agreed to let me go to a Vampire Diaries Convention to meet Stefan and Damon in person as well as many others so I'll keep you updated on that. I am so very excited to catch up with this show because it's becoming my life now. I do realize how unhealthy that is, but hey, it's totally worth it! I don't say this about much...but VD is so much better than Twilight.

- macy

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Fall into Reading: Update


Here is my progress so far. Hopefully I will get a ton of reading done this weekend! Something fun will be posted tomorrow and some reviews after that!

Beautiful Chaos-DONE
City of Ashes-pg 208
The Raven Boys-pg 150
The Fury-pg 0

Pages Left: 748
Pages Read: 870

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Fall into Reading: To Be Read List


These are all of the books I hope to finish by the end of this read-a-thon. I'm not sure I will be able to complete them all, but we shall see. I already have read one so far! I will be posting updates throughout this week about them.

Beautiful Chaos
City of Ashes
The Raven Boys
The Fury

The first 3 are each 400-500 pages each so this should be interesting. The Fury I just have to read because I am on a Vampire Diaries high right now (a post about my little obsession will be coming some time this week). 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Top Ten: Best Sequels Ever

Top Ten Best Sequels Evaaaaaa
Top Ten is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish

1. Fire with Fire: Rant time. I am truly, madly, deeply in love with this book. Someone please talk to me about that ending because it still keeps me up at night. This is actually the only sequel that I enjoyed more than its preceding first book. Way to go Han and Siobhan for making me be smashing my head against my pillow waiting and hoping to read the last book sooner than next year. I will be eagerly waiting.  

2. Where She Went: After reading that beautiful book, If I Stay, narrated by Mia, I loved getting to see how her choice played out in Adam's life. This book wasn't as touching as If I Stay was, but this book was still an amazing companion.

3. Insurgent:When I read the Hunger Games I had high expectations for Catching Fire and was left disappointed. I was afraid the same thing would happen with Insurgent. Thankfully Ms. Roth kept up her high-action, fast-paced, perfect book. This book wowed me as much as the first.  

4. Beautiful Darkness: I needed more Ethan in my life. It was so interesting to see how Lena's claiming changed pretty much everything.

5. Frostbite: I love Vampire Academy, but I probably wouldn't have finished the series if the second book didn't draw me in. The first book wasn't the best, but it was totally worth the read to get into the heart of this amazing series.

6. Pandemonium: I can't believe I haven't reviewed this one yet. I absolutely fell in love with Delirium and this book was just as good! 

7. The Dead Girls' Dance: This series is the bomb. The action this book kept me intrigued the whole ride through.

8. It's Not Summer Without You: The love continues in this installment. I loved the summer freedom feel of the book, which made this trilogy one of my favorites.

9. The Struggle: The struggle is real. I am addicted to Vampire Diaries. Like literally. I had to pull myself away from Season 2 of the show just to post this message and am about to run back to watch some more as soon as I hit this publish button. *Cue over obsessed girlfriend face*

10. Never Have I Ever: I am really surprised by how much better this series is written then Pretty Little Liars. This series is so suspenseful and I cannot wait to read more.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Fall into Reading Read-a-Thon


This year, It's a Book Thing will be participating in the First Annual Fall into Reading read-a-thon hosted by the Bibliophilesisters. You can find all the information and how to sign-up on their page! I will be posting my to be read list soon as well as writing those reviews I've promised. Hopefully, I'll be able to read at least 4 books within the Fall into Reading read-a-thon! Comment with any recommendations or anything you want to see on the blog and keep your eyes pealed for some awesome challenges!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Slumber Blog Tour

Meet Kathleen Bolton 
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Kathleen Bolton is a professional writer and editor. Her projects include Confessions of a First Daughter, a YA series about the misadventures of the U.S. President’s teen-aged daughter, and Secrets of a First Daughter, both published by HarperCollins Teen, under the pen name Cassidy Calloway. Her current project, Slumber, under the pen name Tamara Blake, released July of 2013 and is a dark suspense fantasy novel for teens. She is the co-founder of Writer Unboxed, one of the foremost online communities for writers of fiction. Kathleen lives with her husband and daughter in upstate New York. Visit her AuthorTracker webpage at HarperCollins Publishing, or Goodreads for more.

About the Book
"Once upon a time, Ruby believed in magic…When Ruby volunteers to take her mother's housecleaning shift at the gothic Cottingley Heights mansion, she thinks it's going to be business as usual. Clean out the fridge, scrub toilets, nothing too unusual. But nothing could prepare her for the decadent squalor she finds within. Rich people with more money than sense trashing their beautiful clothes and home just because they can. After the handsome Tam discovers her cleaning up after him and his rich friends, Ruby has never felt more like a character from her sister’s book of fairy tales. Tam sees beyond Ruby’s job and ratty clothes, and sweeps her off her feet, treating her like a real princess, but Ruby is sure this beautiful boy is too good to be true. And as one tragedy after another befalls Ruby and her family, Ruby painfully learns that magic is all too real, and it always comes with a price." -Goodreads
My Thoughts
   Slumber was a very fast and easy read. I picked this book up and was able to read it in just one sitting. The summary and plot intrigued me from the start. Ruby lives in a trailer park and when her mom becomes ill Ruby must take over her mom's cleaning job at Cottingley Heights mansion. From that point on Ruby begins to spend more and more time with Tam and his friends, who she meets while cleaning. I was really drawn into the story because of the psychology and mystery of why all of Tam's friends party and do other mean-spirited things. The plot was unique to me, I just wish that the plot could have been more in depth and didn't skip around so much. If this book was just a little bit longer I think I would have enjoyed it even more.  

  That being said, one of the big factors that made me want to keep reading was the characters and all of their interesting personalities. Ruby was so enjoyable to read from because she was well-rounded and her character is very developed throughout the story. Tam was a realistic guy, and I really liked how he was rude sometimes because, let's face it, guys are jerks a lot.  

   The ending was very good. I really did like it, but it seemed to come a little too fast and soon for me. I did really enjoy getting the opportunity to read this book and to experience this wonderfully drawn out world that Bolton created. My only real complaint was that it was too short for my liking, but that also made this book really fast and easy to read. I definitely look forward to seeing more of this author in the future.

Want to win a e-copy of this book or see some other reviews and author guest posts? Head over to some other tour stops to see what they had to say! 

Monday, September 9, 2013

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill 
All Our YesterdaysReleased: September 3, 2013
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Series: All Our Yesterdays, Book 1

Followed By: TBA
Page Amount: 368, US Hardback
POV: 1st Person (Em or Marina)
Buy it here: Barnes & NobleAmazon

=98/100 A+

"You have to kill him." Imprisoned in the heart of a secret military base, Em has nothing except the voice of the boy in the cell next door and the list of instructions she finds taped inside the drain. Only Em can complete the final instruction. She’s tried everything to prevent the creation of a time machine that will tear the world apart. She holds the proof: a list she has never seen before, written in her own hand. Each failed attempt in the past has led her to the same terrible present—imprisoned and tortured by a sadistic man called the doctor while war rages outside. Marina has loved her best friend James since the day he moved next door when they were children. A gorgeous, introverted science prodigy from one of America’s most famous families, James finally seems to be seeing Marina in a new way, too. But on one disastrous night, James’s life crumbles apart, and with it, Marina’s hopes for their future. Now someone is trying to kill him. Marina will protect James, no matter what. Even if it means opening her eyes to a truth so terrible that she may not survive it. At least not as the girl she once was. All Our Yesterdays is a wrenching, brilliantly plotted story of fierce love, unthinkable sacrifice, and the infinite implications of our every

I'm not going to lie, I was very hesitant to pick up this book. I mean time travel? That could go very very wrong in a book. This book makes me love time travel, and I never thought I'd say that. Terrill wrote this flawless, amazing book that kept me hooked enough to read in one sitting. This book takes place when Em finds a note in her own handwriting instructing her that she has to kill him. That vague little sentence made me read page after page until things began to get a little clearer. I really applaud Terrill for not giving away the secret too early because that mystery keeps the reader interested. I also thought it was going to be really confusing with all the time changes, but Terrill had a creative answer to that too. Marina and Em, the two distinct narrators, are the same person, but Em is from the future. I thought that was really weird at first, but the second the narrator changed for the first time it was so easy to understand. If you want a super unique book that will keep you wanting more then this is the book for you.

The characters were so awesome. It was super cool to see how Marina and Finn and even James grew and changed in the future. Em really feels bad for Marina and wants her to be a more independent person. Finn (future) was really different from younger Finn. He matured a lot and I fell in love with his personality. There is a lot to James. Just when you think you've figured it out, you haven't. I still like him and can understand how hard it is for Marina to deny still loving him. Just read this book for more details because everything is a mystery in this book.  

The ending was insane, but it a good way. There was so much action packed into those last few chapters that had me hooked. This book was so fantastic, and I don't say that very often. My only issue with the ending was that I am a little confused as to the logistics of time travel and how alternating the past will do to the future. That will probably be explained in this book's companion though. All in all, this ending had me holding my breath and kept me on the edge of my seat until the very last word. I cannot wait to read more from Terrill. 

My Favorite Part: Every little thing about this book is amazing.

Do I recommend this book? Please do yourself a favor and read this book right now! I mean it!
Will I be reading the next book? Yes, a bajillion times yes.

Thanks for reading!

It's a Book Thing
Review by Macy ♥

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick & Suzanne Young

Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick & Suzanne Young 
Just Like FateReleased: August 27, 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Page Amount: 304, ARC
POV: 1st Person (Caroline)
Buy it here: Barnes & NobleAmazon

=89/100 B

Caroline is at a crossroads. Her grandmother is sick, maybe dying. Like the rest of her family, Caroline's been at Gram's bedside since her stroke. With the pressure building, all Caroline wants to do is escape--both her family and the reality of Gram's failing health. So when Caroline's best friend offers to take her to a party one fateful Friday night, she must choose: stay by Gram's side, or go to the party and live her life. The consequence of this one decision will split Caroline's fate into two separate paths--and she's about to live them both. Friendships are tested and family drama hits an all-new high as Caroline attempts to rebuild old relationships, and even make a few new ones. If she stays, her longtime crush, Joel, might finally notice her, but if she goes, Chris, the charming college boy, might prove to be everything she's ever wanted. Though there are two distinct ways for her fate to unfold, there is only one happy

Caroline has to make a decision about whether she wants to stay with Grandma, who is dying in the hospital, or go to a party for the night. From that point on the book is split into alternating chapters about the repercussions of making one choice or the other. This made this book extremely intriguing because her life was so different when she made the opposite choice. When she chooses to stay, Joel, the boy she's been chasing at her school finally notices her, but isn't all she hoped for. When she chooses to go to the party, she meets college boy Chris, who is just plain amazing. It's not just the boys who are different but also her relationships with her family. I really liked this book because she has to deal with some tough stuff, including pressure from a boyfriend, repairing relationships with siblings and dad, dealing with death, and handling what is thrown at you, good or bad.   

The characters were the driving force of this book for me. Caroline was so different yet similar between the two paths. She was a very interesting perspective to read from because she hated herself at times when she wasn't there when her grandma died, yet when she was there she felt like she could live her life because that is what her grandmother wanted. Her feelings about every situation made this book really realistic. Joel was a jerk from the start. I hated him because I've had guys like him in my life before. Caroline made some mistakes, but she picked herself up and learned. Chris was the good guy. He was super real to me because he was a sensitive guy. All the other characters like Simone and Caroline's family were very well done. This book wouldn't have been as enjoyable without them.   

This book did end like it should have. That doesn't mean I really liked it. Maybe I'm just stupid and missed something, but I feel like I was waiting for Caroline to make a choice. I get how life puts you where you need to be, but I kind of wanted Caroline to make a decision or something. That was my only issue with this book because I feel like the ending kind of made this book pointless to me. The plot was based on the two different paths so when they began to lead to same outcome it made me wish something drastic would differentiate the two, because Joel isn't cutting it for me.

My Favorite Part: I really loved how one little decision split Caroline's life in two different directions.

Do I recommend this book? Yes, it's very intriguing! 

Thanks for reading!

It's a Book Thing
Review by Macy ♥

Thursday, September 5, 2013

September Goals


Well school is officially very much in full swing. I hate not having weeks and weeks off school with a burning passion. Summer's literally the best part about the school year. Rejuvination is a powerful thing. This month I have more than 10 ARCs so expect some cool advance reviews and some giveaways for a few of the ARCs! Tomorrow will start the reviews, author spotlights, and memes so stay tuned and keep on reading! And please Follow my blog with Bloglovin ! Thanks guys! :D

1. Just Like Fate
2. Ask the Passengers
3. Just One Day
4. Hidden
5. Fever
6. Pandemonium
7. So Much Closer

1. All Our Yesterdays
2. City of Ashes

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