Monday, February 28, 2011

Wish by Alexandra Bullen

Two weeks ago, I got like 93242483 more ebooks, and one of them was Wish, by Alexandra Bullin.

I had heard good shiz about this book and I was excited to read it, but-
 Wish felt completely FLAT for me.
It was sweet, no doubt about that, but it was also mostly reaaaalllllyyy boring.

Honestly, it only and only got better in the very very very end, where the major 'twist' was, but really otherwise? It was just boring and dragging- (but still sweet though.)

But if you're a tween, looking for a light read, this is def for you!

What its about:

For broken-hearted Olivia Larsen, nothing can change the fact that her twin sister, Violet, is gone... until a mysterious, beautiful gown arrives on her doorstep. The dress doesn't just look magical; it is magical. It has the power to grant her one wish, and the only thing Olivia wants is her sister back.

With Violet again by her side, both girls get a second chance at life. And as the sisters soon discover, they have two more dresses-and two more wishes left. But magic can't solve everything, and Olivia is forced to confront her ghosts to learn how to laugh, love, and live again.

In a breathtaking debut from Alexandra Bullen, WISH asks the question: If you could have anything, what would you wish for?

I mean, MAGIC DRESSES! Why WOULDNT I want to read this?!

Well, thats simple: because where Olivia is white and lifeless, its VIOLET whos actually violet and even though shes dead- full of life.

That would work if Olivia was the main character- but shes not, and even though I know, the 'point' is that Violet helps Olivia grow... I honestly see no growth.
Even when hanging with her so called new friends, Olivia is just so plain and boring! She doesnt say anything insightful or witty, and is litteraly just a pretty face.
I mean, I dont know, her character held no depth whatsoever. Even her mild romance was so dull and- ugh lame. WHY did they like each other, apart from the looks bit?

[mild spoiler!]I also disliked how Olivia started dating Soren RIGHT AFTER he became Calla's ex. I mean, wtf, Call cried over him, she still loves him, and you're naive/selfish enough to go out with him?
I say 'naive' because over all Olivia was a really nice person, but over this bit, she was just plain selfish. [spoiler over]

The bond between the sisters, although pretty cool, them being best friends and everything, was slightly unbelievable. They were just too NICE with each other!
Then the magic dresses bit... dude, Olivia. You have MAGIC DRESSES. Um hello, lets get a bit creative? Or lets just REMEMBER THAT THEY ARE MAGIC AND MAYBE PONDER UPON THE POSSIBILITIES?

The only reason this book is even getting a 1.95 rating out of five, is because of Calla, Olivias best friend, and Violet,her twin. Both had a lot of personality, which I wish I had seen more of!

This book is sweet though, if nothing else. Just because of Olivia's niceness and because of how both Violet and Olivia love each other, and how close they are. Basically I really liked how Viloet was forever looking out for Olivia  and pushing her to do things and 'live' a little.

Wish is a cute, VERY light novel.
Even though the ending is way better than the whole of the book, I dont think its left any sort of mark on me.
Like I said, I think this would be best for TWEENS and not teens.

I really really wanted to like it though so I'm hopeful the next book in the series, Wishful Thinking will be better.

Saturday, February 26, 2011


And with that, heres my tumblr:

Kinda sucks, atm, but will get better, I promise.




of hot guys, a big smoochy, and the ramblings of me.

Everyone, or the people who took the survey (unless it was a single person with multiple entries and a lot of free time) has/have spoken.
And NO one wants two separate blogs, so yay. Less work for me. And we continue like this.



My life, at this point in time is a haze of tutions, forced homework completion and sneaky-ebook-reading.
I also made a tumblr, because, well, its never too late to have one of those.
I shall post the link here soon. Its in the process of awesome so, that might take a lil bitty while.

I joined this awesome e-book website for 'professional reader' peeps. I guess I'm kinda professional since I  read books, and then end up reviewing them here 80% of the time.
If you're a book blogger, and dont know anything about it: is the way to go.
You can ask publishers for ebooks, though its up to them to accept or reject your request- and then just read and review!
The books on there are ARCs- advanced reader copies, so you wont get just any book from there. But I think its pretty good, nonetheless, because they're free and you'll probably end up reviewing them before a lot of other people, and when you post said reviews, YOU WILL BE [somewhat] RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING [some] PEOPLE BUY THAT BOOK!
So its win win. Win.

I love glee. I've probably said this 13761832 times, but you know, whats true, is true.
I specially love Blaine aka Darren Criss, as of the latest epi -Blame it on the Alcohol.

I love him because he is a real man.
Singing good music and Harry Potter.
Also brave enough to play gay.
Not to mention the fact that is SO FREAKING ADORABLE.

whats not to love?

Cue creepy fan girl sigh- and- possible drool.

Also, lets not forget the book crushes of the day, shall we!?

Alex from Lauren Oliver's Delirium.
Ash from, The Iron King by Julie Kagawa.
{click on the book names for more info on their deliciousness}




Saturday, February 19, 2011

I'm Confused... a little help?

So, I have 56 followers! :D I'm super happy about that. Thank you guys, for reading whatever I have to say, commenting on my posts and just being a follower. Means a LOT. The thing is, I'm confused. I initially wanted this to be a book blog, but then I got personal, and now its a bit of both. But I cant help noticing, my personal posts get a lot more attention [comments] then my Book posts! Leading me to believe that not everyone loves hearing about the books? I dunno. So, I'm thinking maybe I should make two blogs. One solely for Chick Lit, and the other which will be filled with the mundane and random, sometimes funny that is my life. What do you think? Or should I continue with just this? Could you PLEASE help me decide by filling out the form below? It has only THREE multiple choice questions. I'LL LOVE YOU FOREVER IF YOU DO. CLICK HERE FOR THE FORM. xx CLG

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The DUFF by Kody Keplinger- Book Review

The Duff [Designated, Ugly, Fat Friend], is awesome because of a number of reasons.
One of those many reasons include the fact that the author, Kody Kepliger, IS NINETEEN YEARS OLD.
Yeah, just a year older than me.
So maybe I should just flush my head in the toilet and leave it at that.

Ah. Anyway.
 She has a really cool blog too, which you should read maybe before starting the Duff. At least THIS part of it.
That part, contains character profiles! I think, thats a really fun idea, because she has even included pictures of the actors/people she thinks should play the part of a certain character.Which will help you picture the charecter more clearly in your head while you're reading the book!
But if you want to create your own image, I guess thats fun in itself too.

Okay- now without further ado here is the review:

The Duff

3 stars, out of 5.

Before starting it, I read many reviews of The Duff.
Some people seemed to hate it, some people loved it. There were usually extreme  views on this book, and so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Would I hate Bianca, [the protagonist]? Or, would I find myself liking her strong personality?
So I read it, unsure- but found out, it would be the latter for me.

I LOVED the Duff, and sometimes, even identified with Bianca Piper, the main character of the story.

Why you should read it:

Its an awesome story where the romance really develops and you feel YOUR feelings develop into something different too!
The heroine is strong and witty and flawed- making her oodles more realistic and lovable. And the guy... hes OH SO HOT, plus he has a personality which you grow to love.

 The story really comes together in the end, and has a lot of problems along the way, making it not very light and fluffy, but juuusssst right.

Over All  Thoughts:

At the beginning of this novel, I was STILL unsure though.
Bianca seemed really annoying, too much of a goody-two-shoes, and it felt like she felt she was above everyone and it was just- annoying, and a bit too strong. Her cussing and everything.
But as I read deeper into the story, I started understanding her better, and therefore understood her behavior as completely natural and NOT like the too-cool-for-you type I'd thought of before.

Bianca is flawed. She has problems of all sorts and so, to deal with them, she turns to her number one enemy of sorts, Wesley Rush.
Now the whole thing with Wesley was waaayyyy twisted. Why would you want to do ANYTHING with a guy who calls you the Designated, Ugly Fat Friend? And does not do this once, but EVERY.SINGLE.TIME?
At the beginning, I hated Wesley.
Detested his playboy personality and sleazy confidence.

But since Kody Keplinger is such a genius, by the end if the book, I was completely and utterly in love with him.

The way his character was developed, made him more human and less asshole-ish [mild spoiler]and I LOVED the part where he accepted his change of feelings- boy that had me smiling the whole freaking time!

I really liked how some parts made me L O L [eg, when Womanizer plays on Bianca's cell phone and, its Wes calling!] , and some made me smile- while other made me quiver with glee! (mostly the sexy Wesley parts where he admits to his lameness/parts with making out time). [end, spoilers]

And just over all, this book felt complete and lovely.

Hope you guys check it out, if you havnt already read it!


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I feel like the girl in Easy A.

Probably going to start wearing a Scarlet letter pretty soon.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Iron Fey series- yes, you HAVE to read this one too.

I read the Iron King a few days ago. It was brilliant.
And so I fell onto Winter's Passage greedily and then finally devoured, The Iron Daughter.

It's true what they say.
These books are magnificent.
4.5 stars out of 5, which is like a HUGE rating coming from me.

These series have aspects of Peter Pan, The Matrix, The Chronicles of Narnia- all mixed up into an original, beautiful story, with lots of love, adventure and oodles of breathtaking magic.

I mean, at several times I caught myself smiling till my jaw hurt- in excitement and approval and wonder, sometimes face-palming and over all just wanting to keep on reading, even though I reeeaaallly need to study.

Wow, okay guys, just WOW.
I'd put this right up there with the Hunger Games. Its less intense- comparatively, but really, in a league of its own.

What its about:
{book blurb}
Meghan Chase has a secret destiny—one she could never have imagined…
Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school…or at home.
When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change.
But she could never have guessed the truth—that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face…and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.

It is positively awesome.

Part 1
Part 1.5 {Get it for free at the author's website!}

Part 2

Now, I CANNOT wait to get my hands on The Iron Queen, which came out this year, in January.

HAVE YOU READ THE IRON FEY SERIES YET? If not, do you plan to read em now? And also, HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THEM, or is this the first you're hearing of them?



Teaser Quote: I licked my lips and whispered, “Is this where you say you’ll kill me?” One corner of his lip curled. “If you like,” he murmured, a flicker of amusement finally crossing his face. “Though it’s gotten far too interesting for that.”

Thursday, February 10, 2011

A levels is no joke beta.

What I'm doing these days: STUDYING. Like literally. Its so intense, and kinda scary.
But I'm thankful though, that I have people around me who are MAKING me study, because as we all have heard 1273454383 times before, 'A level is no joke beta'.

But today, I got like enough done to take a break, and HERE I AM.
I wish I could read a huge sexy ass book right now, except its already 11.30pm, and I have school in the morning, so FML.


PLEEAASSSEEEE pray for me goiz. PLX.


V day is coming up soon, and since Im a hopeless romantic, FINGERS CROSSED FOR THE BEST DAY EVER!!
Which is obviously not going to happen.
But you know.
A girl can dream.

heroes love. <3



Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Upstate: Review. {Its awesome}.

So remember when I mentioned in my last post I was reading two books, Upstate and The Duff? So I finished them the very next day.
Both were amazing.

Upstate by Kalisha Buckanon

4 stars, out of 5

I rarely give books a 4 star rating so trust me, this book is something special.

Upstate is the story of Natasha and Antonio.
They're both 17 and in love, but then something horrible happens, and Antonio is sent to Jail.

The book is written in the forms of letters. Antonio and Natasha's letters to one another, and it is beautiful.
At first, from the second page actually, I thought the book was too crude for my liking, you'll see why, but nonethelss, I still read on, because even though sometimes the language used was appalling to my not-so-delicate ears, it wasnt meant in a bad way really. It was just who the charecters were.
Plus the book had me gripped, and once I started it, I didnt want to stop.

I really liked how open Antonio was about his feelings. He spilled his heart out in those letters, and getting in his mind like that,a boys mind, was refreashing for a change. Its not always you get to hear the guys side, and that too, a black guy, in jail, for something he might or might not have done.
You could actually feel the love Antonio radiated for Natasha and his family.
His frustration and emotions were wonderfully echoed in his letters and I had not trouble or confusion in reading a book written in this way.

Natasha was a strong, at the begining slightly shaky, but in the end very sturdy young woman. I liked her for doing what she did, being strong and pushing foward, not many would have the courage to wrestle with what they saw around them, despair and a huge mess. But she dreamed, and was rewarded for it.

One of the awesome things about Upstate was that you could see, in a very real and VERY natural way how both the characters developed and became adults.
The transition from teen to adult- it was flawlessly executed. I didnt even realize their tone had changed, it was so perfectly and gradually done, and the story never got boring, even though it the major twist came at the very end.

The ending about the whole love thing, was def not what I wanted it to be. I didnt like it, but I didnt dislike it, I guess I could understand why the author, wrote it like she did. It went with the book, it was honest- no sugar coating, and very REAL LIFE, if you know what I mean.
But it made me cry.
The book made me cry.
Books rarely make me cry!
So its safe to say, Upstate is a keeper.

You should read this book because even though its mainly supposed to be a love story- its not your run of the mill Young Adult romance novel set in a high school where everything is sexual tension, a twist or two and then happiness.

No way-, this book is very real, and very raw.
This book is ABOUT the charecters, its very personal-its about their struggle in a world full of hardness and its about finding that silver lining on that coal black cloud.
Its about hope.
And about the strength of true love.

I love this book, give it a chance.
I'm sure you'll love it too.

If you dont?