Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Fiery Heart by Rachelle Mead

Series: Bloodlines #4
Published on: November 19th 2013

Goodreads Summary: In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her. . . .

But the struggle isn't over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there's still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure—and re-education—looms larger than ever.

My Rating: 5/5 stars

My Review: AAAAHHHH!!! THE SYDRIAN FEELS!!!

Now that Sydney's sister Zoe has arrived. Things have definitely become hard to be friends with the Moroi and Dhampir. And its been especially hard for Sydney and Adrian to be together. Sydney has to be very careful with the way she acts, one little slip up and she'll be send to re-education. But when Adrian and Sydney are sent off on a dangerous mission that could change the lives of the Moroi forever, it becomes really hard to push away the feelings. Leaving Sydney in a dangerous place with the Alchemists.

I absolutely LOVED this book. Lately I've been so fed up with different series where in the later books after the couple finally get together, all they do is fight. But with this book its the complete opposite. Sydney and Adrian are absolutely perfect for each other, not only do they bring out the best in each other, but you can also tell that their love is real, and they sincerely care about each other. They're not perfect, no couple really is. But they're my kind of perfect, their love is wild and passionate, and they just fit so well together, it makes me want to cry.
And OMG ADRIAN! I missed him so much, his funny comments and just the way he shows his love. I wont ruin it for you guys, but he does something in this book that almost made me cry. It was amazing!

But don't get me wrong, this wasn't just a book about romance, there was also some pretty good action, especially near the end. What kind of a book would this be without seeing some Strigoi, having Sydney use her crazy magic skill, and Adrian saving lives with his Spirit powers. And what else could be better, than visiting old characters from the Vampire Academy to see how their lives are like.

This was perfection on perfection. I'll probably die waiting for the next book, but I have to give a huge round of applause to Richelle Mead for writing yet another book in this series, that managed to surprise me, and didnt ruin the rest of the books, like most series do. 

I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did. Happy Reading :)


The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines, #4)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Teaser Tuesday

Welcome to Teaser Tuesdays! This is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read, open to a random page', share two (2) "teaser" sentences form somewhere on the page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


My Teaser Tuesday is for the following..


The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead

Book Four in Bloodlines Series

Published on November 19th 2013

Teasers from page # 73

1) "It's necessary. You just said what a huge breahtrough this could be, and no matter how much I hate his hair, Robin Hood Finch is your contact in the underground. You need to run this by him."

2) "You're risking a lot, my love. If the Alchemists found out about even one of these things..."


Monday, November 25, 2013

2014 Series Challenge

This is a year long challenge hosted by Octavia from Read. Sleep. Repeat. This is a challenge to finish off series you've already started reading, or start new series that you've been wanting to read. There are obvious rules to this challenge, you can find all the information here.

My Goals
I'm going to try to get the Platinum Badge for this challenge. Go hard or go home, right?
To get this badge, I have to finish 12 series or more.

Here are the series I plan to finish, I'll probably end up changing my mind at some point so don't expect this to be a for sure thing.

Series I've Already Started
(The number in the brackets is how many books I need to read in order to finish the series)


Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (1)
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout (4)
Becoming Alpha by Aileen Erin (1)
Blood Red Road by Moira Young (1)
Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay (1)
Iron Fey: Call Of The Forgotten (2)
My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent (5)
Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin (1)
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood (2)
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis (2)
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (1)
Fated by Alyson Noel (3)
Angelbound by Christina Bauer (1)

Series I haven't started


Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter (3)
Midnight City by Barton Mitchell (2)
The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter (3)
Sora's Quest by T.L. Shreffler (3)

What do you think? Any series I should add or take off?
You should join this challenge with me! It'll be awesome :)

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Super Six Sunday - Super 6 Books I’m Thankful I Took A Chance On

Super Six Sunday is an original bookish meme hosted at Bewitched Bookworms and inspired by “Top Ten Tuesday” from The Broke and The Bookish. You can see the weekly schedule of themes here.

Here are my picks


Flowers in the Attic
by V.C. Andrews

This is a very old book. As you could probably tell by the cover. Well I'm really thankful I took a chance on this book, because even though it was really weird, it pretty much was the reason why I started reading in the first place. This book is about 4 children, 2 brothers and 2 sisters that are forced to live in an attic for a very long period of time. Like I said before, this book is pretty messed up, meaning that there is incest, grandmothers trying to poison little kids, and slutty mothers. 
For some strange reason I got really into this series (Don't ask me why, I'm kind of embarrassed.) I read this in like grade 7 or 8. And if you keep reading this post, you'll see why it got me into reading.







City of Bones
By Cassandra Clare

Who hasn't read this amazing series? I honestly think everyone has. Well I came across it in grade 9, when we had to do a book report, and I just so happened to do mine on Flowers in the Attic (The book above) and this girl from my class came up to me after and told me to read this book, since I didn't mind reading about brother and sister being together. At first I was like "Hell no! I don't want to read another book like that!" But I decided to start reading that summer, and I decided to take a chance on this series. I'm sure you know what happens next. I fell in love with this series by the first chapter (no joke), and I was hooked. 
After finishing this book, I entered the amazing world of Fantasy YA books, and its led me here today. I am so glad I took a chance on this series, Most because otherwise, I wouldn't have started reading, and I wouldn't have so many amazing friends that love books.



Divergent 
By Veronica Roth

After reading the Matched books by Ally Condie. I wasn't that impressed with Dystopian novels. Everyone kept telling me to read this book, but I didn't know if I would like it, and the cover wasn't that appealing to me at first. But after seeing all the amazing reviews this book got. I decided to take a chance and see how this book was. I instantly fell in love with it, and Four <3 
I am so thankful I read this book, without it, I probably wouldn't have started reading dystopian books, and I would have definitely missed out on some pretty awesome books. 
And I definitely wouldn't be as excited as I am right now for the movie to come out. Have you guys seen the trailer? It played in the theater and I screamed when it came on... I think the girl beside me almost punched me for that... 




Masque of the Red Death
by Bethany Griffin

I love love love this cover. When I saw it I was like "damn this looks good." But when I read the description and reviews about this book, I saw that the main character Araby, has depression and occasionally has suicidal thoughts. I was immediately turned off, I don't like reading books about characters like that, mostly because of my personal life. I wont go into detail but I used to help a few people who were depressed, and as much as I loved helping them, it definitely changed me as a person and I realized that it made me less optimistic, so I decided to leave that area of my life. 
But I read this book anyways, and ended up loving the scene and the love triangle. And as it turns out, there's not many parts where the main character is talking about her previous problems, so its pretty easy to forget because of all the action that's going on.




Obsidian 
by Jennifer L. Armentrout

First of all, I want to thank my friend Kelly for introducing me to this series. She had to beg me to read this for a good half a year. I just didnt think it would be that good, the cover wasn't very appealing to me when I first saw it, and a book about aliens? It just seemed really weird.
But one day, I couldn't take her nagging anymore, and I decided to read it just to shut her up.
After the first chapter or two, I knew I was going to love this book. It was so gooooood!!
I am so glad I took a chance on this series, I would have definitely missed out an amazing series, and a super hot alien boyfriend. I wish I could have Daemon all to myself.
And from now on, I promise not to be speciesist (Is that even a word? Like racist but for species?) Because even weird species can turn out to be pretty hot!



Sekret
by Lindsay Smith

I usually don't venture outside my little circle filled with Fantasy and Dystopian books. But I decided to take a big step and read a book about Russian Spies. Why not right?
I was surprised at how much I loved this book. I didn't realize that Russian was so close to Polish (my first language). I could understand most of the words that were said in Russian. 
This book was so good, I loved the characters and the love triangle.

Thanks for reading my Super Six Sunday post! Feel free to leave a link to your Super Six Sunday in the comments below :)



Angelbound by Christina Bauer

Series: Angelbound #1
Expected to be Published on: December 17th 2013

Goodreads Summary: Eighteen year old Myla Lewis is a girl who loves two things: kicking ass and kicking ass. She’s not your every day quasi-demon, half-demon and half-human, girl. For the past five years, Myla has lived for the days she gets to fight in Purgatory’s arena. When souls want a trial by combat for their right to enter heaven or hell, they go up against her, and she hasn’t lost a battle yet.

But as she starts her senior year at Purgatory High, the arena fights aren’t enough to keep her spirits up anymore. When the demons start to act weird, even for demons, and the King of the Demons, Armageddon, shows up at Myla’s school, she knows that things are changing and it’s not looking good for the quasi-demons. Myla starts to question everything, and doesn’t like the answers she finds. What happened seventeen years ago that turned the quasi-demons into slave labor? Why was her mom always so sad? And why won’t anyone tell her who her father is? Things heat up when Myla meets Lincoln, the High Prince of the Thrax, a super sexy half-human and half-angel demon hunter. But what’s a quasi-demon girl to do when she falls for a demon hunter? It’s a good thing that Myla’s not afraid of breaking a few rules. With a love worth fighting for, Myla’s going to shake up Purgatory.

My Rating : 5/5 stars

My Review : Christian Bauer created a fantastic new world, filled with beautiful and dark creatures. With amazing kick-ass characters, Angelbound is a perfect Ya novel.

Myla Lewis is a kick-ass / doesn't take shit from anyone type of girl. But who would dare fight her anyways? Myla is a quasi-demon, half demon, half human. She looks just like you and me, with an addition to an awesome tail that's meant for killing. Myla spends her time ditching school and fighting souls in the Purgatory arena. 
But then things start to get crazy! The demons and angels are acting weird, and her land is filled with incoming Thrax, half angel, half human demon hunters. It looks like everyone is preparing for battle, but who's side will Myla chose? Either way, Purgatory will never be the same.

This book is so wonderful. It's filled with action, mystery, and a forbidden romance. Who doesn't love that? 
I absolutely loved Myla as a character, shes beautiful, witty, smart, and she has a license to kill. I absolutely loved reading about her fighting, the author definitely did a good job with making me feel like I was in the book.

The world that she created is also pretty amazing. Angels and Demons are pretty common in books nowadays, same with the half angel half human species. But I've never read a book where the half demon half human species were actually considered good, it was so awesome seeing their demon emotions come out during specific parts of the book. And the whole idea of Ghouls was pretty brilliant as well. I'm impressed.

Definitely recommending this book to all the fans of other Demon/Angel books, and all the fans of kick-ass girl characters. You will definitely love this.

I'd like to thank Netgalley and Ink Monster publishing for giving me this amazing opportunity to read this book. And a huge thanks to Christian Bauer for writing this beautiful masterpiece. And thanks to everyone who reads this. You're all awesome!

Happy Reading!

Angelbound (Angelbound, #1)

Friday, November 22, 2013

Catching Fire: From Book to Movie

Hi Everyone, Today was the release day of the sequel to Hunger Games, called Catching Fire. And of course being the big nerd that I am, I waited in line for a very long time just to see it. I thought I'd leave you with a quick post about how the movie was compared to the book.

First things first... OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!
SO AMAZING!!! I CANT! LIKE IT WAS JUST SO GOOODD!!!! AAAAHHHHHHH!!!!

So I went to the mall right after school with my closest friends, we waited in line for about 2 hours (this is pretty good compared to how long I waited for Hunger Games on release day). Thankfully we were really close to the front of the line, there were like 10 people ahead of us. The two hours went by so fast, especially because the girls in front of us rocked and we could actually talk to them about books and stuff.
So of course we ended up getting amazing seats! We were in the middle of the middle, and everything was perfect. 

The movie was absolutely perfect. You always hear how the second book is never as good as the first one, and usually that is the case for the movies as well. And that statement was true for the books. I definitely liked Hunger Games the book way more than Catching Fire. But comparing the two movies together, they were pretty equal in awesomeness.

The cast was stunning and amazing. Mags was just the cutest thing ever. When I read the book I always pictured her as the cute old lady, but she was just so little and cute in the movie. I instantly fell in love with her.

Johanna, while I pictured her different looking when I read the book, she played the part so well. She was bitchy and stuck up, yet you could tell she was caring, yet broken from the previous games. The movie definitely made me like her character more. She was a complete bad ass!

AND THE HOTTEST TRIBUTE AWARD GOES TO....
Finnick Odair
OH HOT DAMN!!!
WOW
I WANT!
This guy played his role perfectly, he was hot, witty, hot, athletic, hot, and charming.... oh and hot! 
I was always a big fan of this guy in the books, but I was an even bigger fan of Peeta, but now I think I've changed my mind. I'm not going to explain how perfect he was, just watch the movie and you'll see what I'm talking about... BUT DAMN BOI JUST DAAAAMMNNN!!

So I'm not going to tell you guys to go watch the movie, because I'm pretty sure that if you're reading this, you will definitely see the movie, if you haven't already. And if you're actually considering watching this movie, then there is something wrong with you, and I think you need to go to the hospital right now.

If you haven't read the book, and you plan to. Please don't read the following:
As amazing as the movie was, obviously they cant fit the whole book into the movie, so they had to cut some scenes out. I feel like they did a pretty good job with this, they cut out some minor scenes like Katniss being stuck outside the fence when the power comes back on, and her seeing those two girl who try to escape to District 13. Also they didn't add the part where Pluratch after dancing with Katniss says "The clock strickes at midnight." They were all pretty minor scenes, but I wish they were in the movie.. Oh well.

It kind of felt like they took a lot of time on the fist part of the book (Before entering the arena) and didn't spend enough time on the second part. It just felt kind of rushed, and like more could have been added.

Anyways, this movie was absolutely amazing, and I loved every single part of it. I can't wait to go see it a second time, and buy the movie when it comes out. But I guess in the meanwhile I'll settle with looking at my new background on my phone of Finnick.

If you've seen the movie, and you need someone to fangirl with. Please message me or leave a comment! I would love to talk about the little details and see what you guys thought!

Love Aneta <3

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Silevethiel by Andi O'Connor

Series: The Vaelinel Trilogy #1
Published: November 26th 2013

Goodreads Review : Following her father’s murder, Princess Irewen DonrĂ­el is betrayed and left for dead in the forests of Mistwood. Rescued by the elf prince, Laegon Elendell, Irewen awakes an exile with no home, no country, and no people. But as the horrific memories of murder and betrayal return, she realizes the nightmare is only beginning. 

The world of Vaelinel is failing—its fate bound to her in ways no one fully understands. A mysterious elven prophecy may provide her with some answers, but continuously hunted and fighting for her life, Irewen quickly learns that unearthing the truth will be more difficult than she ever imagined. Can she accept Laegon’s love and the friendship of the Wood Elves, or will she stand alone against the terrifying evil now threatening to destroy the entire world?

My Rating : 5/5 stars

My Review : I loved this book right from the start! If you are an animal lover, or a huge fan of Lord of the Rings. You have to read this book! I guarantee you will love it.

Her father is murdered, and she is betrayed by her cousin. Poisoned, left in the cold winter snow to die, the helpless princess Irewen is found by the elf prince Laegon and his lion Guardian Brégen. They are able to save her with the help of Silevethiel, a beautiful white lioness who is the leader of the Guardians. Irewen must find the truth to her heritage, if she has any hopes of defeating her cousin, and taking back her throne.

I was amazed at how good this book was. There was a fast start to the book, and lots of action in every chapter. The awesome thing about this was that I was never bored while reading, but I do wish that there was more of a description about her life before the king was murdered, just to see what it was like. 
The whole idea with having the Guardians and Protectors was just pure genius! To people who love animals, especially lions, this is like a dream come true. I love how the Protector and the Guardian were acting as one, they can talk to the lion, they gather strength from them, and its like having your best friend with you 24-7. 
The characters were really amazing! Laegon reminded me of Legolas from Lord of the Rings, but of course he has short black hair rather than long white hair. Reading about him was really awesome, not only is he a kind person, but he is also a great fighter. He is smart enough to know when to attack and how, and does not lack the power to do so. I would love to have a guy like him to protect me!
Irewen was also an amazing character, seeing her go from the shy little girl, who only talked to her father, to this powerful leader who wants to learn how to fight and wont give up.

This book was such a pleasure to read, I honestly cant wait till the next book comes out. I can tell you for sure that I'll be waiting in line to buy it. 

I want to thank Purple Sun Press and NetGalley for giving me this oppertunity to read this book before the publishing date and write a review about it. I also want to thank the author for writing such an amazing book. I hope to see more from this author. 

Happy Reading, I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.

Silevethiel (The Vaelinel Trilogy, #1)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday: Into the Still Blue

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
Into The Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
Book Three in Under The Never Sky Series
Expected to be published on January 28th 2014

Goodreads Summary: Their love and their leadership have been tested. Now it's time for Perry and Aria to unite the Dwellers and the Outsiders in one last desperate attempt to bring balance to their world.

The race to the Still Blue has reached a stalemate. Aria and Perry are determined to find this last safe-haven from the Aether storms before Sable and Hess do-and they are just as determined to stay together.

Meanwhile, time is running out to rescue Cinder, who was abducted by Hess and Sable for his unique abilities. And when Roar returns to camp, he is so furious with Perry that he won't even look at him, and Perry begins to feel like they have already lost.

Out of options, Perry and Aria assemble a team to mount an impossible rescue mission-because Cinder isn't just the key to unlocking the Still Blue and their only hope for survival, he's also their friend. And in a dying world, the bonds between people are what matter most.

In this final book in her stunning Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi raises the stakes to their absolute limit and brings her epic love story to an unforgettable close.

Why I'm Waiting For This : I absolutely love this series. And I love Perry and Aria together. The first book in this series was probably the first book I read where the two main characters didn't fall in love right away, and actually hated each other, until they learned about their differences and slowly fell in love. And... I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS TO ROAR!!! After what happened in the last book I just need to know if hes okay. My poor baby!! And I want to know if they're going to get Cinder back and actually make it into the still blue, I'll definitely be rooting for them when this book comes out. I can't wait. 

Check out the count down to this book at the side of my blog ---->
Check out my reviews of the other two books in the series!

Happy Reading :)


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Teaser Tuesday

Welcome to Teaser Tuesdays! This is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB ofShould be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read, open to a random page', share two (2) "teaser" sentences form somewhere on the page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


My Teaser Tuesday is for the following..


Angelbound by Christina Bauer

Book One in the Angelbound Series 

Expected to be published on December 17th 2013

Teasers from page #1

1) "It's been one month, three days, and six hours since I last 'got my gladiator on' and battled in the Arena. Not that I'm obsessing or anything."

2) "All quasis have a tail; Mam and I both sport the long and pointed variety."


Angelbound (Angelbound, #1)

Monday, November 18, 2013

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Series: Throne of Glass #2
Published: August 27th 2013

Goodreads Review: An assassin’s loyalties are always in doubt.
But her heart never wavers.

After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king's contest to become the new royal assassin. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown – a secret she hides from even her most intimate confidantes.

Keeping up the deadly charade—while pretending to do the king's bidding—will test her in frightening new ways, especially when she's given a task that could jeopardize everything she's come to care for. And there are far more dangerous forces gathering on the horizon -- forces that threaten to destroy her entire world, and will surely force Celaena to make a choice. 

Where do the assassin’s loyalties lie, and who is she most willing to fight for?
My Rating : 5/5 stars

My Review : OMG THIS BOOK!!! IT WAS SO GOOD! THERE WERE SO MANY EMOTIONS! AND THE ENDING! OMG!!!! WOW JUST WOW! GOING ON THE FAVORITES LIST!

Celaena Sardothien is no ordinary girl. Having won the King's competition, she has become the Royal Assassin and in order to win her freedom, she has to kill the people the King asks her to. But her loyalties do not lie with the King, she fakes the deaths of all his targets and helps them flee. When the King gives her a new target, it just so happens to be Archer, Celaena's former crush and friend from her times in the Assassin's Guild. Will she betray her old friend and kill him in order to earn the King's trust, or spare his life and fear the wrath of the King? Not only that, but Elena has placed her on another quest, to find out the source between his power.
Celaena isn't the only one with a problem on her hands. Dorain, after being tossed in the trash and ignored by Celaena. Watching her and Chaol laugh and dance together. He begins to feel new powers. He must learn how to use these new powers, and where exactly did they come from.
As new relationships spark, the action only gets worse. This book is filled with love and action that makes you sit at the edge of your seat. 

This book was just amazing! The amount of emotion was just crazy! There were moments where i was just in heaven because of all the cute lovely parts. But there were parts that were so sad and terrifying i was actually shaking. This book did a really good job with mystery and anticipation, there were a few moments in the book where i was actually scared. I've never read a book before that I actually was scared and worried in. I'm not even scared of scary movies, so I was really surprised a book could make me feel like that. 

I loved the character development, you get to see so many sides of Celaena. You get to see the happy side of her, where she acts just like any normal girl would, but you also get to see the protective and warrior side of her like never before. She is a very determined character. We also get to see a new side of her, when she completely snaps. I absolutely loved that, you get to see how she deals with death and just what goes on through her head. The author did an amazing job with making her feel like a real person. 
I honestly love everything about Celaena, she can be a loving and sweet girl and a great friend. But when someone messes with her you see the crazy warrior side to her, shes athletic, smart, beautiful, and she can kick some ass!
I definitely have a girl crush on Celaena Sardothien!
The author did such an amazing job with this book and series, the world she created is just beautiful and magical. The characters are all so amazing in their own way. Her style of writing fits perfectly with the book. And the mystery and suspense is just a cherry on top. THANK YOU SO MUCH SARAH J. MAAS!

I definitely recommend this book to everyone who read the first book and loved it. I probably don't even have to say that because everyone who read the first book is probably so hooked they don't even have to think twice about buying the next one.

I honestly cant wait till the next one comes out. It better be fast, I NEED MORE!

Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Super Six Sunday - Six Book Characters You Want To Be


Super Six Sunday is an original bookish meme hosted at Bewitched Bookworms and inspired by “Top Ten Tuesday” from The Broke and The Bookish. You can see the weekly schedule of themes here.

Here are my picks

Tessa Gray 

Clockwork Princess
by Cassandra Clare

I have loved Tessa since the first chapter of Clockwork Angel! I just love everything about her. She isn't described as beautiful, just an average looking girl, yet she still has the ability to attract 2 super hot shadowhunters just by her personality and intelligence. Tessa is my number one choice, because not only would I do anything to be her, but I've also taken some steps to that already, I actually own a copy of the exact clockwork angel necklace she is wearing on the cover of this book. Its my most precious thing in my life, and it was one of the reasons why i named my blog Angelic Book Reviews. I just love Tessa with all my heart!! Shes the best character I've encountered so far.
Syndey Sage

Bloodlines 
by Richelle Mead

Sydney is the reason why I got addicted to Vanilla Lattes. I didn't perticualrly like Sydney in Vampire Academy, but when I started reading Bloodlines, and I got to see the story from her point of view. I realized just how much me and her are alike. I love how smart she is, and on top of that, shes not just a character that uses her brain, she can also kick some ass with her awesome Magic and Alchemy skills. One thing that I love about Sydni is that she is completely oblivious to how people feel about her, like Adrian. Adrian is another huge reason why I'd want to be her. Who wouldn't was a sexy Moroi bad boy, who completely changes himself to be perfect just for you. Adrian <3

Celaena Sardothien 

Throne of Glass
by Sarah J. Maas

Be honest here, wouldn't you want to be the greatest assassin in your country? Well Celaena is. I LOVE characters who can kick some major ass, and are super smart. Celaena is both. She has cat like reflexes, and can kill someone without them even knowing shes in the room. When Celaena isn't killing people, she spends most of her time either reading books, or with either Prince Dorian or Chaol, the Captain of the Royal Guard. Celaena is just such a well rounded character, I would love to be fearless, and intelligent like Celaena. And have two super hot guys fight over me.


Irewen Donriel

Silevethiel
by Andi O'Connor

Irewen is just an amazing character, after seeing her father murdered, and being betrayed by her cousin and left in the woods to die. She still comes out fighting. This girl is not only incredibly brave, but she also has some crazy powers. The main reason why I would want to be Irewen, is because of Laegon, and Silevethiel. Laegon reminds me of a brown haired Legolas from Lord of the Rings, who wouldn't want that. And I would absolutely do anything to have Silevethiel as my Guardian. I LOVE lions, and this amazing connection that they have is something I would die for. I'm really jealous of Irewen :P


Saba 

Blood Red Road
by Moira Young

Saba is such an incredible character. Shes a super strong fighter just like Katniss from the Hunger Games, in the same aspect where shes not scared of dying, and has amazing fighting skills. But unlike Katniss, Saba has emotions, she fights for the people she cares about, she is so strong and so determined. She will do anything to save her family and friends. Even though there's some things I don't like that she did in the books, I wouldn't mind being Saba, she has an amazing family, and loving friends. The dystopian land she lives in, is also pretty amazing! I'm sure I'd love it.


Meggie Folchart

Inkheart
by Cornelia Funke

Lets get this clear. I hate this series, and I hate Meggie! I honestly cant stand what she did at the end of the last book in this series. But as much as I hate her, I do admit that I'm really jealous of her and her father's power to be able to read themselves into books. I would love to be able to read myself into many of the books I read, and just live within them. Sometimes reading isn't enough!
I would love to have Meggie's power! But I don't want to be her. But I guess I would, if I was able to change the course of her actions in the books.


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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Much Ado About Nothing by C.E. Wilson

Series: Shakespeare for Everyone Else #1
Published: November 1st 2013

Goodreads Review : Shakespeare’s work features some of the most memorable stories and characters ever created, yet for too many curious readers the combination of ultra-dense dialogue and unfamiliar historical settings make tackling the Bard’s work something between a tedious chore and a confusing mess of bird-bolts and quondam carpet-mongers.

While it’s nearly impossible to replicate or improve on these works, it is (thanks to their timeless nature) possible to make them more accessible to a wider audience.
In this Young Adult retelling of one of William Shakespeare’s most iconic plays, join C.E. Wilson as she breathes new life into Much Ado About Nothing, the first in her series 
Shakespeare for Everyone Else.
Two couples.
Clark and Heaven.
Beatriz and Bennett.

After years of friendship Clark decides that his senior year is the time to finally profess his love to his long-time crush Heaven; a sweet and simple girl who her father knows to be loyal, trustworthy and caring. She returns Clark’s love because, like him, she has also seen her feelings blossom over time. Theirs is a cute love that differs a bit from the other couple in the play.

Beatriz and Bennett at first glance seem to want nothing to do with the other. Every conversation, every remark is a withering attack which reveals their lost history and similarities. It’s not long before their friends hatch a plan to set them up because everyone is convinced they still love and care for one another. Will either of them be able to resist the strong attraction between them?
As these two couples try to make it through their senior year, their friend Donnie does what he can to keep the group happy. The problem lies in Donnie’s half-brother Jason who wants nothing more than to spoil the fun – even at the cost of Heaven’s reputation.

When both couples are pushed to the limits, whose love will endure?

My Rating : 4/5 stars

My Review : This story is a retelling of a classic written by Shakespeare himself. It is absolutely perfect for young adults. C.E. Wilson turned a classic into a beautiful current time story. 

Clark and Heaven have always admired each other. As senior year comes around, Clark decides its time for him to man up and ask out Heaven. When he finds out that Heaven feels the same way, things couldn't get any better for these two. But in every story, there's always someone who has to come around and ruin their love for each other. Will they see through the lies and end up together? Or is it too late?

Beatriz and Bennett used to have something special, but that was two years ago. Now they can't stand each other, they bicker and make each other mad to the point where one of them has to leave. But are things really over between them? Can their love be rekindled?

I personally really enjoyed this book. I have read and seen Shakespeare's original play, and I loved it. But as a young adult myself, this piece definitely spoke to me more since it was in the current time, and it was based on people my age. 
I loved the little changes to the story line, especially how the boys all played on a soccer team. It was definitely easy to reference to. 
The characters, still having the same personality, definitely changed in looks, I was not expecting Bennett to a emo / athletic guy. But it definitely worked well with the setting and the story. 

I definitely recommend this to all the Shakespeare lovers, especially if you're a young adult yourself, or really enjoy reading YA books. 

Lastly, I wanted to say thank you to C.E. Wilson for giving me this amazing opportunity for reading and reviewing her amazing book.

Happy Reading :)

Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare for Everyone Else, # 1)
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