Sunday, February 13, 2011

Bookmark Giveaway!!!

Hey everyone!

I will be giveing away 3 bookmarks to 1 lucky winner!

Firelight by Sophie Jordan bookmark
Haven by Kristi Cook Bookmark
Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers SIGNED!! bookmark!

To enter, you must be a follower of the blog and it's only open in the United States.

Email me at with the subject Bookmark Giveaway and on February 28, 2011 I will choose the winner!


Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Publisher: Razorbill
Age Group: YA
Pages: 332
Rating: 3/5
Source: Bought

St. Vladimir's Academy isn't just any boarding school—it's a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They've been on the run, but now they're being dragged back to St. Vladimir's—the very place where they're most in danger...
Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy's ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world's fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.

I picked up Vampire Academy hoping to fill my hunger for vampire books, but the book disappointed me a bit. It's not that there was horrible writing in the book, it was that I wasn't able to enjoy the story. I had heard so many good things about this book and when I bought it at the bookstore, I knew this book was for me. I had my doubts because of the synopsis, but I kept telling myself that it was about vampires, how bad could it be? Well, I was wrong.

Rose is a very strongcharacter, but I did find her annoying at times and how she always wanted Dimitri to look at her and love her. He's a lot older than her and her teacher. She would get into fights that I thought was useless from the beginning.

I read this book a while back and even now I don't remember much of it. For me, it wasn't a book that stuck to my memory for a long time and I will continue to reread it as time goes by. I read it once and tried rereading again, but there was no chnage.

Overall, I didn't enjy this book as much as I had hoped to, but uit doesn't mean you won't enjoy it. Everyone has their own taste in books so if you want to give it a shot, go ahead!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

Publisher: Maragret K. McElderry
Age Group: YA
Pages: 541
Rating: 4.5/5
Source: Bought

To save her mother's life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters -- never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.
As Clary uncovers more about her family's past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadow-hunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadow-hunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he's willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her new found powers to help save the Glass City -- whatever the cost?
Love is a mortal sin and the secrets of the past prove deadly as Clary and Jace face down Valentine in the final installment of the New York Times bestselling trilogy The Mortal Instruments.

The final book in the Mortal Instruments Series! Even though I loved this one, I didn't love it as much as the other two books. I felt as though the book felt short at the end and I wished there was something more. Everything that we have been dying to find out, is solved in the book, which is a good thing.

But, we do meet another character. A very intriguing one... Sebastian. And let me tell you, this guy will shock you when you find out his true identity. Again for this review, I'm not going to write much because I don't want to give away any spoilers, but I do recommend you reading this one. It wa sa great way to end the series and the guy on the cover I'm guessing is Sebastian...

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Age Group: YA
Pages: 453
Rating: 5/5
Source: Bought

As readers of series starter City of Bones already know, teenager Clary Fray is a Shadowhunter, a demon slayer who has the gift of spotting Downworlder werewolves, vampires, and faeries. She is also an adolescent in an abnormally dysfunctional family: Her mom is in a magically induced coma and her father is probably insane and undoubtedly evil. All of which places Clary in situations that would challenge even the most talented average American girl.

City of Ashes is the second book in the trilogy and it blew me away. When I went to the bookstore, I actually grabbed both City of Ashes and City of Glass so I can devour both of them at once. It only took me 2 days to read this one (it's a pretty big book).

I love the world Clare has created in her Mortal Instruments Series. Clary here is fighting harder and Jace, I even more in love with. This review is going to be short since I really don't want to give away any spoilers and the more I say about the plot, spoilers will come out.

But the cover again was amazing and I believe the girl is supposed to be Clary since she has the red hair. Overall, if you loved the first book, this one will so not disappoint and I urge you to go out and read this one. This is an excellent series and I'm so glad I picked it up finally!