Month: June 2012

Jun 21
(MAJOR) Love This Cover! #7

(MAJOR) Love This Cover! #7

Books 0

Wow! These covers are simply breathtaking and they’re both sequels to books I LOVE and can’t wait for! How freaking AWESOME is that?! They’re honestly so fantastic I had to show them FULL SIZE!   Blood-Kissed Sky – You all know how much I love Darkness Before Dawn. Both the cover and the story is amazing and I’m dying to know what happens next. I love that they’re keeping the… Read more »

Jun 20
Breaking Down the Breaking Dawn Part 2 Trailer

Breaking Down the Breaking Dawn Part 2 Trailer

Movies 9

The first trailer for Breaking Dawn Part 2 was released today and the world went CRAZY! Honestly, after seeing it myself, I got so pumped for it, I really can’t wait until November. From the looks of it, they just might be staying true to the book and from what I can gleam via the trailer, I might actually like Kristen’s portrayal of Bella the Vampire. Lets face it, I… Read more »

Jun 20
The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

Young Adult Book Reviews 0

Title: The Future of Us [Goodreads][Amazon] Publisher: Razorbill Format: Hardcover Release Date: November 21, 2011 In My Opinion: Worth a try! One Line: Great book for nostalgia, but the rest was just fluff. It’s 1996, and Josh and Emma have been neighbors their whole lives. They’ve been best friends almost as long – at least, up until last November, when Josh did something that changed everything. Things have been weird… Read more »

Jun 19
It’s a Viet Thing: Piercing the Baby’s Ears

It’s a Viet Thing: Piercing the Baby’s Ears

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I didn’t realize this was a big issue before, but a lot parents don’t like to get their daughter’s ears pierced until they’re much, much older?! See, I was always under the impression that most girls got their ears pierced when they were babies and here’s why – in the Vietnamese culture, as far as I know, we see to it that baby girls get their ears pierced before they’re… Read more »

Jun 18
The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg

The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg

Young Adult Book Reviews 0

Title: [Goodreads][Amazon] Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Format: Hardcover Release Date: February 21, 2012 In My Opinion: Add to cart! One Line: A unique and cute story about true love, death, and fate. Dying of a broken heart is just the beginning…. Welcome to forever. BRIE’S LIFE ENDS AT SIXTEEN: Her boyfriend tells her he doesn’t love her, and the news breaks her heart—literally. But now that she’s D&G (dead and… Read more »

Jun 17
Bookish Events – Fierce Reads at Schuler’s Books & Music

Bookish Events – Fierce Reads at Schuler’s Books & Music

Bookish Events 3

You know if it’s a tour of a bunch of authors, I’ll be there. Luckily, the Fierce Reads tour made a stop in Lansing this week and I got the chance to meet some fabulous and HILARIOUS authors. The Fierce Reads tour consists of debut authors like Emmy Laybourne – Monument 14, Jennifer Bosworth – Struck, Anna Banks – Of Poseidon, and Leigh Bardugo – Shadow & Bone. Now that’s… Read more »

Jun 16
Bookish Events – Richelle Mead at Schuler’s Books & Music

Bookish Events – Richelle Mead at Schuler’s Books & Music

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I finally got a chance to visit the local Indie bookstore in/around Detroit, which is Schuler’s Books & Music in Lansing. It’s a very nice, big book store with a cute cafe and friendly staff. I could definitely see myself spending countless hours there. Anyways, I was able to attend Richelle Mead’s launch for her latest novel The Golden Lily, which is the second book in the Bloodlines series. It… Read more »

Jun 14
Divinely Ruined by Diane Alberts

Divinely Ruined by Diane Alberts

Adult Book Reviews 3 ★★★

Divinely Ruined is a cute story in its own right. I love that Tony has an adorable little girl who plays a key role in the story and that Rebecca totes the f-bomb like nobody’s business, despite being an angel-in-training. The story is told from both perspectives so I enjoyed those telepathic moments when Tony would think dirty thoughts and Rebecca would call him on it. She’s snarky, determined, and… Read more »

Jun 13
Book Review: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

Book Review: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

Young Adult Book Reviews 3 ★★★★

I know what you’re thinking, two people meet and fall in love within 24 hours?! That’s so unrealistic and cliched. But Jennifer does an amazing job at creating Hadley and Oliver’s love story, you can’t help but fall for them. They definitely didn’t fall in love instantly, although there was the initial physical attraction. I love that Jennifer plays the minutes within 24 hours so well, you can see easily… Read more »

Jun 11
Book Review: Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown

Book Review: Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown

Young Adult Book Reviews 2 ★★★★

Seeing as how this was my first “mermaid” book, I’d have to say I’m impressed and definitely want to read more books like this. I loved that it was told from a “merman’s” perspective, you know how I love those male POVs, and the fact that they’re portrayed as villains who kill humans makes it even better! I think Anne put in a good mix of mermaid stuff and human… Read more »