Thursday, May 31, 2012

Fire

Fire (Graceling Realm, #2)

Goodreads Description:   She is the last of her kind...

It is not a peaceful time in the Dells. In King City, the young King Nash is clinging to the throne, while rebel lords in the north and south build armies to unseat him. War is coming. And the mountains and forest are filled with spies and thieves. This is where Fire lives, a girl whose beauty is impossibly irresistible and who can control the minds of everyone around her.

Exquisitely romantic, this companion to the highly praised Graceling has an entirely new cast of characters, save for one person who plays a pivotal role in both books. You don’t need to have read Graceling to loveFire. But if you haven’t, you’ll be dying to read it next.


My Thoughts:

-    It wasn't too interesting to read, but it was good to listen too.  I couldn't just sit and read this story, but I enjoyed the audio book while I played Zuma.  

-    I liked the narrator's voice.  It was strong, but feminine.  

-    The prologue is interesting.  It was cool and sad to see Leck's Grace evolve.  I really want to know what happened to him between the time Fire lost him and when he becomes King.

-    This story moves a lot slower than Graceling.  It was mostly politics and hearing about the war. 

-    Besides Leck, there really wasn't anything that tied this world and the Graceling world together.  It was like reading about 2 separate worlds.  

-    The family relationships were crazy!  It was like watching a daytime talk show.  Who is the father?  That child is illegitimate!  You slept with who?  blah blah blah!

-    Fire's character was interesting.  She was really strong, but had a lot of doubts.  She had a lot to think about, and she had a pretty hard life.   I would not want to trade places with her.  

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Captain America: The First Avenger



My Thoughts:

-    Awesome!!  Totally Awesome!!

-    The casting was perfect!!  These people were born for these parts.  Chris Evans captures the essence of Captain America perfectly in his mannerisms, his fighting technique, and personality.  The Red Skull...dang!  They did awesome with him.  It was like these characters just stepped off the pages of a comic book.

-    Steve Rogers wasn't a small guy.  He was your average G.I. Joe, and he volunteered for the Super Soldier Serum.  The small skinny guy thing worked out though, and I kinda liked that change.

-    I love that Dum Dum Dugan and Bucky is in this!!!

-    I really wanted a Wolverine cameo.  It would have been so awesome!  

-    There is a part where a guy gets pureed in a propeller.  It gives me the willies ever time!  

-    The whole movie is great.  The emotions, action, characters, etc are all just awesome!  Plus, it is pretty accurate.  

-    I kinda wish they had spent some more time in the present with Captain America, but we get see him more in The Avenger movies.  

-    I hope they bring back Red Skull and Hydra for an Avenger movie.  From the looks of things, they might not, but I hope they do because S.H.I.E.L.D. did fight Hydra.  

Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Day Before

The Day Before

Goodreads Bit:   Sixteen-year-old Amber, hoping to spend one perfect day alone at the beach before her world is turned upside down, meets and feels a strong connection to Cade, who is looking for his own escape, for a very different reason.

My Thoughts: 

-    This is written in verse like a few of Schroeder's other's books.  I love the verse style!  

-    I love the poem on page 114!!!  It is exactly how I feel about books!

-    I am gushing!  Seriously...I don't know why, but this one day romance has me gushing.  I think I was just in the right kind of mood.

-    I loved Cade and Amber's relationship and how it develops.  They have this one day to spend together, and they make it count!  The romance doesn't just happen.  They connect, get to know each other, and I liked that.

-    I want to play the movie game with someone.  I think I'm just going to start saying, "have you seen that movie?" to people. 

-    Sometimes I want to take a day like this.  I want to just run away, do whatever I want, and not care.  

-    I couldn't stop reading.  I just had to keep turning the pages, so I could find out what happens, and why these 2 people needed a free day.  

-    What happened to Amber and Charlotte is something I'm really scared of.  When I had my little gnome, I was glad they took so many precautions to make sure she was mine.  I know the chances were really slim, especially since I don't think my hospital delivered any other Asian babies that day, and my gnome is a like a little clone of me, but still...I worried.  

-    The story just made me smile!  It wasn't a super happy or ha ha book, but it made me smile! I felt really calm and peaceful when I finished.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Waiting

Waiting

From Goodreads:   Growing up in Africa and Latin America as the children of missionaries, London and Zach were as close as could be. And then Zach dies, and the family is gutted. London’s father is distant. Her mother won’t speak. The days are filled with what-ifs and whispers: Did Zach take his own life? Was it London’s fault?

Alone and adrift, London finds herself torn between her brother’s best friend and the handsome new boy in town as she struggles to find herself—and ultimately redemption—in this authentic and affecting novel from award-winning novelist Carol Lynch Williams.


My Thoughts:

-    The style is very unique and different from all the other Carol Lynch Williams' books I've read.  It was like reading poetry, but not.  

-    It was very much a Williams' book, but it also reminded me of some of Lisa Schroeder's books. 

-    This was a really somber book.  It breaks your heart, but gives you a little bit a hope at the end.  It was...in a word...beautiful.  

-    The cover is very appropriate for this book.  I just felt like I needed a hug after reading it.

-    The love triangle kinda bugged me.  I felt like London was using both those guys.  I know she was going through a rough time, but still.   Did she have to go all kiss crazy?

-    I love that we got to see London grow and develop.  It was wonderful to see her find some sort of happiness and self worth.

-    Lili is a great friend!  Every girl needs a friend like that!

-    The story was very gripping.  I couldn't stop turning pages.  I just devoured the book from start to finish!  I find myself doing that will every Williams' book though.  

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Princess for Hire

Princess for Hire (Princess for Hire, #1)

Goodreads Synopsis:   When Desi Bascomb gets discovered by the elite Facade Agency–royalty surrogates extraordinaire–her life goes from glamour-starved to spectacular in a blink. As her new agent, Meredith, explains, Desi has a rare magical ability: when she applies the ancient Egyptian formula “Royal Rouge,” she can transform temporarily into the exact lookalike of any princess who needs her subbing services. Dream come true, right?
Well, Desi soon discovers that subbing involves a lot more than wearing a tiara and waving at cameras. Like, what do you do when a bullying older sister puts you on a heinous crash diet? Or when the tribal villagers gather to watch you perform a ceremonial dance you don’t know? Or when a princess’s conflicted sweetheart shows up to break things off–and you know she would want you to change his mind?
In this hilarious series debut, one girl’s dream of glamour transforms into something bigger: the desire to make a positive impact. And an impact Desi makes, one royal fiasco at a time.


My Thoughts:

-    If they made a movie of my life, I'd hire Audrey Hepburn to play me too!

-    Old movies, Animal lover, Clarinet player, and Audrey Hepburn references...This book is awesome!!

-    The story was a really fun, light, and clean read!  Sometimes...you just gotta pick one of these up to break up the other stuff.  

-    I have to say that this book was a guilty pleasure.  Everything on the cover screams "Not For Me!!"  I don't know why I picked it up.  I'm glad I did though, I enjoyed it...more than I should have.

-    The whole Hayden thing was LAME!!  What a waste of time!  I knew the guy was a loser from the beginning!

-    There were a few things that were a little dramatic and meh.

-    I really love Desi.  I can relate to her on a lot of things.  I really love that she wanted to make an impact.  She helped girls achieve what they couldn't do for themselves.  That takes guts!  I don't know if I could have done that.  

-    I really enjoyed seeing Desi's character develop and become more.  

-    I liked that the author spelled Karl with a K.  My hubby's grandpa's name is spelled like that.  K's are better!  

-    I also really liked the fairy tale elements of the story.  It was fun!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Random Thought

For those of you who have been watching AGT, I just have to say...


I WANT A LABRADOODLE!!

The way that one bounced around on his hind legs,
and the Congo line, and just all the cuteness!!!
I can't stand it!!  I want one of those fuzzies!!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Avengers



My Thoughts:

-    AAAAWWWEESSSSOOOOOOMMMMEE!!!

-    Well...there were a few things I didn't like, but I'm a Marvel Comic buff, so I'm picky.

-    The SHIELD uniforms were changed, and I didn't like the design a ton.

-    Bringing all The Avengers together was so great!!  I was geekin' out!!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE that they did individual movies and then brought them together!  I wish Iron Man's movies had a better bad guy...like Mandarin, his nemesis!  Overall the movies have been really well done!  Thank the maker that Marvel took over!!!!!!!!!!

-    I didn't like Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.  It bugged me. They cast picture perfect people for all the others, but they seriously screwed up Nick Fury.

-    There was a chick being Nick Fury's second in command.  I have no idea where that chick came from!! She stole Black Widow's job!  Black Widow is SHIELD's #2!  Everything that other chick did was Black Widow's job.  I know she was buys with other things, but they didn't have to replace her.

-    The fight scenes were fantastic!!  The CG was some of the best!!  Some of my favorite parts are where the heroes are battling each other.  SO GREAT!!  This movie had some of the best action sequences I've seen for a while. 

-    That was probably the best Hulk I've ever seen...EVER!  Out of ALL the hulk movies, this one was awesome!

-    Loki isn't an evil person.  He is the God of Mischief.  He caused a whole lot of problems, and he was a HUGE trouble maker, but he wasn't evil.

-    There were a few scenes where I thought I was going to die laughing!!!  OH MY GOSH!!  The best one was the Hulk/Loki scene.  If you've seen the movie already, you know what I'm talking about!!

-    The Stan Lee cameo was funny.

-    The creatures that came through the portal looked like Locusts to me (from Gears of War).  I think they kinda stole that design.  They didn't really say, but I think they came from the Shadow Realm.  If so, COOL!  The head honcho bad guy you see at the end...I know that face!!  I can't put a name to it right now, but I know that guy, and I'm stoked!!  There better be a 2nd Avenger movie!

-    How come Hawkeye didn't have his suit?  The purple suit with the mask.  Where was it? 

-    All the actors (minus Jackson) were phenomenal!!!!  They were born to play those roles.  They could have done better with Black Widow, but Scarlett Johansson did alright.  Robert Downey Jr. cracks me up!!

-    I could go on and on and on, but I think this is sufficient!  Overall, it was really well done!  This is a must see movie!!




p.s.   I want a Deadpool movie now!  Please Marvel!!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Spirited


Goodreads Synopsis:   In May 1756 war is formally declared between the British and the French. During this highly dangerous time, Isabella Sevens is travelling with her father to the British stronghold Fort William Henry.
In the forest, Wusamequin, the young and handsome medicine man, looks to avenge the death of his wife and child at the hands of British soldiers. When Wusamequin spots Isabella and her father, he alerts his warriors to capture them. But Wusamequin is quite taken with how bravely Isabella battles. He orders the warriors to spare her and her father, and they are dragged back to their village. However, many members of the Mohican tribe still want them to be killed. In a desperate plea to Wusamequin, Isabella vows to stay as his hostage if he lets her father go.
My Thoughts:
-    In the copy of the book I read, the font on every other page was terrible.  The lines are fat and it makes it harder to read.
 -    The story isn't so much a Beauty and Beast re-telling as much as a Dances with Wolves story.  To be honest...it is Dances with Wolves but the roles are switched.  The man is an Indian and the woman is English.  There wasn't even a beast...he was an Indian.  I know the white people viewed them as beasts, but I prefer re-tellings of this story to have some sort of deformed/cursed person.
-    I liked the little fairy people.  They added some light fun to a more serious/somber story.
-    Isabella is a really strong female protagonist.  I really liked how she was a fighter as well as a lady.
-    The story has been done SOOOOO much that I just don't appreciate it anymore.  I understand the whole moral of the thing, but I'm getting tired of this particular plot.  It isn't original.  
-    I thought the way the author used magic in the story was really well done.  It was a little mysterious and had the Indian vibe, but it wasn't over the top.  

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Roxanne




My Thoughts:

-    This was a modern twist on the classic Cyrano de Bergerac.  I like the original better...MUCH better.

-    I liked the saxophone in the opening song, but I'm a sax lover.

-    Steve Martin's little song at the beginning made me laugh.

-    His white socks with dark pants and shoes really bugged me.  Through the whole movie, all I could see were those darn socks!!

-    I like how CD got the cat out of the tree, and I liked the 20 funnier come backs.  Those were the best parts of the movie.

-    The first half of the movie was a comedy and I laughed a lot, but the 2nd half was kinda dumb.  It went all chick flick and mushy.

-    Chris was DUMB!!!  Wholly cow!!  What an IDIOT!!  He wasn't even as hot as he was supposed to be.  

-    The leading lady didn't really convince me that she was intelligent.  She seemed almost as dumb as Christ...not quite as dumb, but almost.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Graceling

Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)

Goodreads Description:   Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight—she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug.     When she first meets Prince Po, Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change. She never expects to become Po’s friend. She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace—or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away . . . a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone


     With elegant, evocative prose and a cast of unforgettable characters, debut author Kristin Cashore creates a mesmerizing world, a death-defying adventure, and a heart-racing romance that will consume you, hold you captive, and leave you wanting more.

My Thoughts:

-    It would be hard to have Katsa's Grace.  I would have a really hard time killing people.  I wonder if Katsa had hard time at first, or if part of her Grace takes away some guilt.

-    Po?  The author named her leading man Po?  That name should only belong to big fat pandas.   After a while though, the name didn't bug me.

-    I wish my hubby had Po's Grace sometimes.  Not all the time, but it would be nice once in a while.  Then he would know how I felt, and I wouldn't have to explain stuff to him over and over.

-    The story had some great characters.  Po is so patient and kind, especially with Katsa.  Katsa was a really strong female protagonist.  She did what she had to do, but she still had human flaws.  There were a few side characters that I really liked, like Raffin and Bitterblue.

-    I really enjoyed the book more the 2nd time through.  The politics and different kings and kingdoms were easier to keep track of and understand.

-    The 2nd half of the book is pretty intense.  I was so scared for Katsa and Bitterblue.  

-    The "pain" bit after Katsa and Po got together was a little odd to put in a book.  It made feel a little embarrassed.

-    I want to visit Po's castle someday.  

-    I wish there was a sequel to this instead/along with companion books.  I would love to go on another adventure with Katsa and Po, and I'd like to know what happens in some of the kingdoms and with certain characters.  

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

America's Got Talent


Last night was the first episode of America's Got Talent Season 7!!

My Thoughts:

-    Howard Stern cracks me up!!  I thought I would miss Pierce, but heck no.  Howard is better.  

-    Whenever Nick came out and danced, I couldn't stop laughing.  It was awesome!  Nick is my favorite host ever!!

-    The Earth Harp BLEW ME AWAY!!  That guy is going to go far!!  I would pay money to go experience that thing live.  I can't even imagine how awesome it would be to actually be in that audience.

-    They showed about 2 seconds of this zebra dancing...I want to see the rest of it!!

-    The first guy they showed, the magician/stripper guy, was DISGUSTING!!  Ewwwwww!!  Why did he think that would be a million dollar act?

-    The freak show people were gross.  The guy who stuck the needles through his mouth brought his baby!!  That poor kid is going to be messed up!

-    I thought it was a great first episode.  It didn't disappoint.  I love this show cause you just never know what you are going to see!!  

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Possession

Possession (Possession, #1)
Goodreads Synopsis:   Vi knows the Rule: Girls don't walk with boys, and they never even thinkabout kissing them. But no one makes Vi want to break the Rules more than Zenn...and since the Thinkers have chosen him as Vi's future match, how much trouble can one kiss cause? The Thinkers may have brainwashed the rest of the population, but Vi is determined to think for herself.

But the Thinkers are unusually persuasive, and they're set on convincing Vi to become one of them...starting by brainwashing Zenn. Vi can't leave Zenn in the Thinkers' hands, but she's wary of joining the rebellion, especially since that means teaming up with Jag. Jag is egotistical, charismatic, and dangerous--everything Zenn's not. Vi can't quite trust Jag and can't quite resist him, but she also can't give up on Zenn.

This is a game of control or be controlled. And Vi has no choice but to play.

My Thoughts:

-     The Badlands is a place in World of Warcraft.  

-     Tyson is a terrible name for a sister.

-    I wish the author had spent more time describing the society at the beginning.  The book was a little confusing.  I'm still unsure how the government works.  

-    The tech stuff seemed like it had no limits.  There was a piece of tech for everything.  It was like magic, which it shouldn't be.

-    Feels like the 2nd book in a series, not the first.  There is a lot of back story that comes into play, but the reader doesn't know the back story.

-    I didn't really connect with any of the characters.  Vi was really dramatic, and the  love interests were...ugh...just not appealing to me.  Jag was too much of an Edward character, and that bugged me.

-    There are some Graceling things and Divergent things in this book.  

-    Vi's "powers" were confusing for me.  Can she control tech or people?  It seemed like she could control both with her mind, and stuff like that needs limitations or it isn't believable.  

Friday, May 11, 2012

The Musketeer



My Thoughts:

-    The opening credit part was bad.  It looks really fuzzy and terrible.

-    Why do the French musketeers have English accents?

-    The acting is terrible!!  The dialogue didn't help either.  It was pretty bad.

-    I don't like that the musketeers were portrayed as drunks and slobs.

-    The scenery, costumes, and props were the best part about the movie.  The cardinal had some major candlesticks!

-    Some of the stunts were really cool, but SO out of place.  I kept wondering if this was a musketeer movie or a Jackie Chan movie.  

-    One of the songs is a Superman ripoff!  It plays during the end of the movie and during the end credits.  It is the Superman Theme!!

-    The final battle rain...was LAME!!  The rain kept getting turned on and off, and in some parts, it looked really bad.  

-    The overall movie was pretty cheesy, and not the good kind of cheese.

-    The Disney live action version is much MUCH better.  I recommend watching that instead of this.  

Thursday, May 10, 2012

ipod nano


My Thoughts:

-    My hubby and I each got our own ipod nano a couple months ago.  Hooray for tax returns!  This was are very first ianything purchase!  

-    I really really love mine!  It holds a lot of music and other things.  I haven't tried putting an audio book on it yet, but that is the next step!

-    My favorite feature is the clip!!!  LOVE IT!!  It is so nice to take to the gym or anywhere.  It clips and stays on anything.  It is great!

-    I wasn't too thrilled to switch over to itunes, but it is alright.  I love how my playlists transfer over.

-    The overall use is pretty easy.  You seriously just plug it in and it takes care of itself.

-    I really like the clock feature and the workout feature, very nice!

-    If you need an mp3 player, I highly recommend this one!  It is good quality and easy to use.  Plus, it has a lot of other features than just playing music.  

-    For more info, check out the website.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Elliot and the Last Underworld War

Elliot and the Last Underworld War: The Underworld Chronicles

From Goodreads:   Being King of the Brownies is no easy job! Elliot outsmarted the Goblins and foiled the Pixie Plot, but now he's being threatened by a giant Yeti. Oh, and there's a mermaid hiding in his bathtub. Elliot might be able to survive some unusual self-defense lessons and a kingnapping plot, but can he withstand the friendship of the neighbor girl--his archnemesis--Cami Wortson?

My Thoughts:  

-    Poor Diffle

-    All the great elements were there again.

-    The princess of the pixies' way of speaking got annoying

-    This was a great end to the trilogy.  

-    I highly recommend these books to young boys.  They'll get a kick out of them. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Mansion

The Mansion

Back of the Book:   The Mansion has been ranked next to Dickens' A Christmas Carol as a "must-read" during the holiday season.  It tells the story of John Weightman, a rich man who sees heaven in a dream and is dismayed to see only a small shanty prepared for him.  Sympathy, self-sacrifice and compassion are the overlying themes of this entertaining, easy-to-read story.

My Thoughts:

-    I picked this up because President Monson reads it every single year around Christmas time.  He loves it and refers to it often.

-    Great lesson!!  Do we do things for recognition or because we love and want to serve others?  I want to be a charitable person and have true charity.

-    The story is short, but great!

-    It reminds me a bit of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. 

Elliot and the Pixie Plot

Elliot and the Pixie Plot (Underworld Chronicles #2)

Goodreads Bit:   Between trying to steal a hair for the Pixie Princess and a sock for the Fairies from a demon, Elliot discovers being King of the Brownies is no easy job, in this follow-up to "Elliot and the Goblin Wars."

My Thoughts:

-    The chapter names are fun.

-    The story happens a few weeks after the first one ends.

-    The "no pixies were hurt in the making of this book" bit at the front made me laugh.

-    The wit and banter is really funny.

-    All the stuff I liked in the first book are in this one.  (Examples:  Author talking to the reader, Illustrations, and Humor)

-    I like that Elliot missed his family while he was away.  His family is far from perfect, but it is his, and he missed them.  

-    Fun characters and fun story.

-    This is another great read for younger audiences!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Authorlink with Rick Riordan

One of the many reasons I LOVE LOVE LOVE The Provo Library is that they bring a lot of really awesome authors to town.  I love meeting authors and getting my books signed.  It is awesome!!

Sadly, Mr. Riordan didn't do a signing, so I didn't get to personally meet him or get my books signed, but it was still awesome!
I adore Courtney's costumes.  She always dresses up, and she always looks amazing/stunning/awesome/beautiful and everything in between.


 The slides he had to go with his speech were really fun.

This is him doing a reading from the first chapter of The Mark of Athena!

For more fun and some videos on this event, check out Suey's blog, It's All About Books.  She took some great footage.

p.s.  Sorry the pictures aren't very good.  I have a cheap camera and I still play with settings.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Demonglass

Demonglass (Hex Hall, #2)

Goodreads Bit:   Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch. 

That was the whole reason she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (aka witches, shapeshifters, and fairies). But that was before she discovered the family secret, and that her hot crush, Archer Cross, is an agent for The Eye, a group bent on wiping Prodigium off the face of the earth.

Turns out, Sophie’s a demon, one of only two in the world—the other being her father. What’s worse, she has powers that threaten the lives of everyone she loves. Which is precisely why Sophie decides she must go to London for the Removal, a dangerous procedure that will destroy her powers.

But once Sophie arrives she makes a shocking discovery. Her new friends? They’re demons too. Meaning someone is raising them in secret with creepy plans to use their powers, and probably not for good. Meanwhile, The Eye is set on hunting Sophie down, and they’re using Archer to do it. But it’s not like she has feelings for him anymore. Does she?


My Thoughts:

-    Another love triangle...gag!  I don't like either boy.

-    Yet again, more Harry Potter rip offs.  

-    Really, I felt a lot the same about this book as I did the last one.

-    This one ends with a bit of a cliffhanger.  I will probably read the last book, but it might be painful.   

-    I'm not really enjoying the series, but they keep interested enough that I want to just see what happens.  



Thursday, May 3, 2012

Q&A


I'll ask the questions, you provide the answers.  Ready?

Where are some odd places you've caught yourself reading?
Has anyone caught you in these strange places?  
What was their reaction?

My Thoughts:

-    I will open a book and read a page while stopped at a red light.  I try to be aware of when the light turns green, but I've been honked at before.

-    I have also taken my book into a bathroom stall at work because I was dying to finish!!

-    This one isn't too strange, but I take a book to the gym with me to read on the treadmill.

Your turn.  What are your thoughts on these questions?

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Hex Hall

Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1)

Goodreads Synopsis:   Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father--an elusive European warlock--only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.
By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire student on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.
As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her.
My Thoughts:
-    The majority of the book felt like a Harry Potter/Gallagher Girls rip off.  
-    I enjoyed the humor in the book.  Sophie (LOVE that name) was pretty witty, and I loved how she bantered with Archer and Jenna.
-    I didn't like Archer.  Why did Sophie have to crush on a jerk?  
-    There was a lot of swearing the book, and it wasn't really needed or wanted.
-    Wasn't too keen on the lesbian vampire, but they didn't mention it a ton.
-    I really enjoyed Jenna's character.  She was fun...despite that she loved pink.
-    Most of the book was just meh, but the ending was good.  There was no way for me to predict the multiple twists at the end!  It was kind of exciting!
-    Even though it wasn't one of my favorites, I'm still going to finish the series.  The story has kept me interested.  

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Delirium Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered and participated in my first giveaway!  I enjoyed all your comments!

The Winner is.....

LAURA from Tattooed Books

Congrats Laura!!  I'll be contacting you soon for mailing info!  You have until Friday to reply or I'll choose another winner.