Wednesday, November 30, 2011

-review- Bloodlines by Richelle Mead


-His hair was carefully styled to look like he'd just rolled out of bed. Too bad he didn't have my hair's texture. My hair did that without any styling at all.-

I won this book a while ago, a PB copy but decided to give it to my sister because she's absolutely traumatized and a crazy woman for all things VA and then BOOM the local book store surprised me when I saw this on their shelves..a shiny awesome HC copy (I'm a stinker for HC), so I bought it and now I have a copy of my own!

Okay, I know that after this all Demitri lovers will hate me but I just have to...so I'll be adding some iron bars to protect my room along with some mines and stuff like that...just simple >.< but...
I'm going with all the things I felt while reading the book, all the caught breaths, all the tears, all the smiles, and well everything that the book awoke in me and...I really love this book WAAAAY more than all the VA ones put together...maybe not ALL of them but certainly this book...I really really just loved and believe me...that was a complete surprise for me. I'm not a huge Dimitri lover though I do like Rose some...but Sydney and Adrian and Eddie and Jill = AWESOME BOOK FOR ME!!

~Characters~
T-T I'm sad/happy to admit that I was sooo identified with Sydney in so many levels it was kind of freaky but believe me I loved not only her character but what she does to others while being just who she is...she's strong in her own way...and after not being trusted for a long time she knows not to expect people to believe in her...which leads us to
ADRIAN T-T omg! Long time no see, I've loved Adrian since I read about him for the first time and NEVER ever forgotten all the sexy/awesome/quirky self of his...Sydney is just what he needs...someone who...well READ THE BOOK PEOPLE...he's been hurt and truly believes he knows the meaning of love so I'm hoping he get's to know the kind of love that gives back to him and not just the other way around...also knowing that people don't expect much of him he obviously doesn't take himself seriously. So I really liked being able to see more of his unknown side in the book.
Eddie and Jill are still some kind of mystery to me, but a mystery I'm so so so ready to discover and unearth to it's very roots...Jill I like, really simple and shy and well just real...and Eddie, oh Eddie...after my very HARDCORE crush on Mason(insert big sobs while remembering him) he's my second favourite Dhampir on Richelle Mead's collection. 
I might be the only person known that wasn't really looking forward to any of the main VA characters to come into the story but I know they're important enough that I won't hate them here ;)

-In attempting to fix a loose thread on her cardigan the other day, Jill had nearly unraveled the entire sweater.-

~Plot~
I really don't want to tell you what the book is about...really...not at all...just know that is really awesome and has tons of actions, not many cheesyness but cuteness, full of protectiveness, strong characters, strong beliefs, and people getting second chances.

~My feelings~
OMG I know that when I find myself alike and with similarities with a book character is really because of his/her negative sides...I really don't know what to make of that but that's how I am...I guess... and with Sydney...it all started again...knowing exactly how she felt I had to, sometimes, put the book down and take a deep breath to go on. Her protective side really shot straight home and her fierceness in defending what she thinks is right...
Adrian always breaks my heart, I have no idea how he got to have his very own space in my heart but I like to think he really started carving it out since the first time I laid eyes on his name written on paper...
The complete book has so many different things and you have so little time to drink them in all that you might find it too fast passed but believe me...it's prefect!

- "...All I can ask is that you give me another chance. That you try to believe me when I say...That you believe I'm serious. That you trust me."
  "Okay," I said. "I trust you."
  "Total shock filled his features. "You do?" -

All in all a book that you must read no matter if you were team Adrian or team Dimitri...

I rate this book
10special-fotitos(special rating for over-the-top-I'll-never-get-over-this book) =
I cried for things I didn't know possible I was capable of.

-review- Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey


- Something wrenched itself in my stomach. Someone finally cared about me, and I didn't deserve it. -


Before I try to make this short and brief I have to ask forgiveness T-T I read this in October!!! OCTOBER and not until now I'm writing the review...so of course I had to go and skim the book again to be refreshed by it's completely DIFFERENT AMAZING AND SIMPLY GENIUS content!
I admit I thought I was going to be biased because Fiktshun liked it but THANK GOD I found my very own reason to love it 1. Scott Tracey's complete new concept of witch, of pov's and of, really, drama! 2. I'm in love with a guy who a) Is completely fictional(who of us isn't) b) Is or roots or goes or whatever you want to call it, for the other team T-T WHY oh WHY and c) the COVER of the book is awesome!


~Characters~
I'm in love with a guy whose eyes have a power I never even thought could be thought upon ;)
Braden his persona is completely likeable and sweet and shy and well he's strong lol and really naive in some parts but I love that he always goes after what he wants even if what he wants is the most dangerous thing for his life.
Trey, I have to admit I'm wary of him still. I really don't know why...at the beginning his personality really freaked me out. I do have to admit -hands down- to his kind of loyalty. It certainly doesn't exist anymore.
Drew, I'm in love again. I don't know why or how or when I just know this. He's my favourite character in the book. Maybe with like a 1% ahead of Braden. He is just so hilarious and straightforward and blunt it really is funny and doesn' backfire to him...much.


~ My heart wasn't content to leap into my throat: it slammed against my ribs, snapped my chest in half, punched a hole through my stomach, and nearly--- ~


~Plot~
AMAZING!
Captivating. I mean love and magic are so close to both their meanings is a wonder they're 2 different words. Scott's writing took me in like that ~snaps fingers~ I was lost in the story since the very beginning and really didn't want to let go. Braden's eyes are something to fear if you've done something bad, something to look forward if you're ready to be stripped to your very firsts...and something to be wary of if you're not sure you want someone to know much about yourself even though you want him/her to. I'm rambling so back to the plot. I love the thing that he has to wear dark glasses at all times >.< can't even begin to imagine all the hell he has to go through...in the end I was left just begging for more of the story that has 2 families willing to destroy each other and only Braden in the middle trying to convince them not to...


~My Feelings~
OMG this book was so hilarious it didn't seem real, every page I turned brought a new wave of smiles and heart wrenching sighs and tons and tons of laughter. I do admit I had to cry at at least 1 part right? I mean you know me I'm special like that. But after reading it I was left not with a frown but with a really huge sappy smile plastered on my face...a) because the whole book was genious and b) because the ending sure did torture not just me but Fiktshun as well LOL I love it when she can be teased like that...And it didn't want to go away long before the end...So I thank Scott for that too I really was able to scape to my happy place were only fictional characters exist ^_^ 


~Boys suck no matter where you live~


Special Thanks to Nat, if it weren't for you I wouldn't have this book in the first place! Thank you so much!


I rate this book (I know it won't come as a surprise to you lol)

5fotitos=~sobs hard~too good to be true!

Monday, November 28, 2011

New on the BookPics TBR-List #6

Here I am once again adding up to my never ending TBR list :P and hopefully I'll keep it that way forever and ever and ever and...well you get it!


By clicking on the images you'll be directed to their goodreads page ;)

Hollow Pike

Life Is But a Dream

Something Like Normal

That's it---yeap not so much listed right? But I seriously would never end if I keep going so this is it for this week ;) 
And yeap THIS ARE ALL 2012 release books!
Anything new on your TBR list?

Sunday, November 27, 2011

IMM#11 MY GOD! WHAT A WEEK!


IMM is hosted by The Story Siren I looove love her blog! So you really should check it out!

OMG!!!!!! Guys!! This WEEK!! This WEEK!!!
T-T
~I'm forever grateful thankful and humbled with all the people I've met!~
Believe me and if you still don't please be sure to take a look at my Thanksgiving Letter T-T it might be clearer then!

-sorry, I won't be listing what I got. I made the post in a hurry this time T-T forgive me pleaseeeee!-


 --BIG THANK YOU TO--
*NAT CLEARY
*PERLA MENDOZA
*AUTUM FROM MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME &
*MICHELLE

What did YOU get in your mail boxes???

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Letter: Wish Of Thanksgiving

To all whom I mention and forgot to mention here:

As many of you may know and if you didn't I'm not from the US or any other country that celebrates Thanksgivng...and for me? That literally stinks : /
I wish we would  celebrate it here now more than ever, because this year has been soooo different for me, I've met so many people, introduced myself to so many books, talked to so many authors, and even though life with my family isn't perfect...who said it would?
So I was thinking first on doing a vlog saying all this that I'm writing right now but then I remember just how much of a cry baby I am and decided against it, later I thought about not doing it at all...I mean is not like I have tons of people who would come here and read-at least-this post so, in the end I thought, Oh, well why not? I mean...at least I get it off my system without you seeing me cry.

So I'd like to say thank you to or for the following.

1.Life!!!!!!
People, seriously? What'd we do without it? Imagine all the books and signing(for you) that we wouldn't be able to read or authors to meet or movies to watch or sisters to bug or cute bags to buy or lip gloss to put on?
Man am I grateful for life. (Diosito! gracias!)

2.Books, I'm not lying when I say I am a proud person who was saved by YA this year...I've been through so much, seen so much, heard too many things to count. And books, specially this year, have taken center stage. Which leads me to...
(psss if you're wondering which was the one book that started my YASaves for me it's Dark Song by Gail Giles followed my more than a hundred)

3. It might have started with a really known series that brought me back to reading but if it wasn't for Peace, Love, Teen Fiction and her amazing persona...I wouldn't be here. She has always been so awesome and supportive. First book page I ever liked who introduced me to this whole new world(for me)of books and amazingness! And talking of personas, Donna oh, Donna...she's one of the bloggers over at Book Passion For Life and when I met her I didn't even know what a blog was, let alone what YA or anything like that but she was so sweet to me and her reviews were always honest(I met her over at goodreads)she got me into reading so many more books. She always put up with my silly questions and then well came her blog and there I went seeing a blog for the very first time without knowing what in the world GFC meant T-T~yes that's how lost I was~ So Donna if you ever get to read this, know that you'll be forever in my heart and mind for giving me a chance to speak and speaking back to me and for reading Angel(if it weren't for you I wouldn't have read it and loved it) she has one of the most cutest blogs so be sure to check it out.

4.My indie and not so indie authors...you all know who you are...and if you don't I'll say FIRST NAMES but that's the only one you're getting! Mia, Kristina; if it weren't for you BookPics wouldn't even exist! Thank you for giving me a chance when I literally was like just one more though I still am I like to think you gave me a chance because you believed and when no one else does that was awesome so thank you! Maggie(big sis) whom was wow and wow and deserves so much more than she has, River, Ednah, Jennifer, and then we go to #

5. Author Mike(I'll never forget NEVER) putting up with me and my stalking long before his book even came out, Selene; you have touched my mind and heart with just 2 books...when no person could your books and words did the job. And she might not be a writer but she does what I wish I could do so much better! my favourite photographer in the entire world, Sheryl; all those advices won't go to waste I promise! And each and every single author who didn't ignore me or dropped by to say hi or even just sent a random tweet or comment on facebook or liked my review on goodreads...I cry every single time. Because...argh wish I could explain you how much it means...when the only people that support what you do are people that are miles and miles away from you and then that the author of things I cherish and love the most takes the time to even acknowledge me. It MEANS EVERYTHING! yes Leah I'm talking to you...

6. The few local people and one special neighbour from up of my country that have been since the beginning with BookPics and still are specially when I decided to start the blog...I'm not a good blogger nor good at...well anything maybe just stalking people. But thank you...you know who you are.

7. OMG, how to say this...I so don't want to say each and every name but I feel like it might be cheating if I don't at least I'll try to say, again, just the first name or the blog name...we'll see how it works. Here I go. Autum, Alice, Perla, Tiff, Nat, Elena, AmyDR, Alishia...I know I'm missing like a million but you know who you are...all of you I've met out of nowhere and you've been nothing but sweet and too awesome to me. I don't think I deserve it and always feel guilty because you have given me sooo much and I can't and haven't given you back the way you all deserve! I always cry...always. I'm grateful I met you all and don't ever change because you are perfect. I thank you from lo mas profundo de mi heart. And I hope one day to be able to give back if not all at least a tiny bit of what you've given me. So many books can testify how amazed and stunned I am. Didn't know people as good as you and a lot more could be this good. But against all odds you've continued to be amazing book-lover-people.

8. For each and every single person who has read any of my reviews...I tend to be a babbling person and I'm such a huge cry baby it's not even funny but still, you come back and read my extremely long reviews or thoughts on a book. I never knew such thing could be possible.

9. Thank you if you're still with me and haven't gotten bored I'm thankful for that too! don't worry we're only missing one more number and then I'll leave you to your reading.

10. Fiktshun...Rachel...Ramblings...Reading Pile...B.Corner... Never. I'll repeat. NEVER. Okay one more time people, repeat with me; NEVER have I met someone...that, this, with, how...which. 
Nope that didn't work out so well. Ana L...if it weren't for you I wouldn't have found this blog...thank you so much neighbour!

Let's put it this way, when you live in a country that nobody knows exists, when that country repels YA and well mostly reading in general, when that certain country is the reason you can't get or reach goals; then comes the rejection after rejection and after rejection. I don't want to sound drama queen at all...but if you were on my shoes maybe you'd be able to imagine that kind of world for a while...just a tiny bit of a while...no books, not much to read...Then I started BookPics a while ago and people wouldn't like it or would be mean or well many kinds of bad things...but I still held on...but after some time it became quite a thing to bear...insults, drama, tears, sleepless nights...I decided to give up on everything and it was the tiniest of status on facebook...saying that I might stop reviewing and doing this that I love, she told me no...Rachel wrote the tiniest bit of a comment back...but THAT tiny comment-which I saved and have written down just to look at every now and then when people laugh at me because of what I do and the whys' of this blog- is the reason I'm still here and writing this post on this blog I call BookPics. Her blog is pure and raw awesomeness and she has made me cry more than all the books I own put together. She's too sweet too amazing for words, her reviews, her ramblings I was completely star struck when she answered my comments over at Fiktshun...I still am. can't believe she talks to me at all...and I try my best to let her know how awesome she is but well words specially written words aren't good enough. I'm not a creepy stalker that will snatch her away one night~um...nope I don't think so...um...nope...maybe if I could get to stalk her brain...that'd be another thing altogether...but...for now...I'll refrain and just continue to shamelessly stalk her.
Her blog is one of the few blogs I stalk daily and look for advice or inspiration there.
Thank you Rachel.
For answering my not so short comments, for not ignoring me, for the things you've given me and I wish you didn't because I feel so guilty...but at the same time I'd die if you didn't....For always staying true to yourself even when the drama has struck your blog...
One of the best people I'm proud to say I follow and consider a friend...hopefully I'll be a friend sometime too...um...~idk...I'm such a cry baby you'd probably get tired of me too soon~
You might really not remember it but yes, that comment is the reason I'm still on the network...trying to put my voice up there now and then and crying over and over, over silly things such as green books arriving unnoticed with a girl wearing a green dress on the front or well there was another one with the girl wearing a red dress on the front...or the shirt I'm wearing now...I'll forever keep you in my heart Rachel/Fiktshun.
Everyone!
because you’ve made possible and worthy what no one here at home thought of as that, what everyone made fun of me about, and what everyone laughed, bullied, and simply didn’t support me in the least about…YOU’ve been here for a while..and for that I thank you


But in the end this is all wishful thinking, because there is no such thing as Thanksgiving in my country...nor will there be any time soon. So I'm still here with my wish written on a post that most likely won't be read by many but where I tried with all my might to show you how much each and every single thing that happens to me because of books means to me. 
~sighs~ I'm thankful this year...I could go on with this but I know you're sleepy and bored now...so...Thanks.


Alba

Monday, November 21, 2011

New on the BookPics TBR-List #5

It's been a while...but here I am. This time I'm putting up books I THOUGHT I had on my TBR list and when I went there and checked THEY WEREN'T!~imagine my complete HUGE freak out! hahaha~ anyways I want and have this on my tbr-list AND they are all there thanks to..........................................
yeap FIKTSHUN ;)
(All images take you to their goodreads page)
Lockdown (Escape From Furnace, #1)    

Solitary (Escape from Furnace, #2)

Death Sentence (Escape From Furnace, #3)

Fugitives (Escape from Furnace, #4)

Execution (Escape From Furnace, #5)

All are the Hardback covers except for the last one...apparently there isn't any for now...just the Paperback :/
but there you go! All FIVE books on the Escape From Furnace series.
Anything new on your TBR lists this week?

Sunday, November 20, 2011

IMM #10 Belive It Or Not I BOUGHT THEM! -one

Yes beautiful people!
It felt like Christmas when I saw these books at the local book store T-T I completely freaked out and jumped and well seriously made a fool out of myself when I saw them!
So thank you to whoever heard me up there and sent this books to my country I will never be able to get over this!



IMM is hosted by The Story Siren I looove love her blog! So you really should check it out!

Enough with the talk let me present you my to-scream-for picture of books I got this week...just go along with me and freak out or scream or well just seem impressed please! Believe me this is a complete miracle!


~YES! FREAKING OUT ALL OVER AGAIN WHILE SEEING THE PICTURE!~

And I also was lent a children-book from my english class friend, Michelle.
Thanks Michelle! my little sister has already devoured it so now it's my turn!


So, that's what I got this week IMM the picture of the swag I got won't upload so I'll feature it on next week's post! Until then...what did YOU get in your mail boxes? 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

IMM#9 The I-couldn't-wait-longer-to-show-you Edition

After a week of no IMM I'm back with my rambling vlog!
This week was definitely full of surprises specially yesterday when I got a note from the PO to pick a package up...but I'll let the video tell you everything!

IMM is hosted by The Story Siren I looove love her blog! So you really should check it out!





For the very first time FOR REVIEW-printed-
Bone Dressing by Michelle I. Brooks (PB-Signed)

Bought
Possession by Elana Johnson (HB)
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (HB)

Surprise Gift
Wildefire by Karsten Knight (HB)

A HUGE thank you to Elena who sent me the books here T-T ~hugs~ I <3 you really much girl! Thank you so very much!
Check out Elena's Blog by clicking HERE.
UPDATE
OMG!! completely forgot to post this! If you want to check Fiktshun's blog click HERE! and wish her a very happy blogoversary!

Sorry for rambling too much on my videos but I seriously can't help getting all excited about each and every single one of them T-T
What did you guys get in your mail boxes?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Happy 1-year Blogoversary Letter To...FIKTSHUN

Dear Rachel @FIKTSHUN

Oh god if only I were that amazing and awesome and dedicated and lived not here but there *-* -stares off into space-
Fiktshun is 1 year old people and even though I have to admit I haven't been with her the WHOLE YEAR*-* 
She still had THIS button for her blog->http://www.fiktshun.com/

I do have that I found her early THIS year and have been a complete shameless~okay maybe with a bit of guilt but I know I apologize for it often enough~stalker I find it that it's one of my favourite sites to visit whenever I want to:

1. Leave a looooonger than liiiiiife comment
2.Read long reviews with a twist of torture that feeds my masochism for book teasers that don't spoil a think.
3.To watch book trailers all in one post for my benefit ;)
4. To read random thoughts.
5. To watch the book watch ~get it? lol~ ¬¬ GET IT! ¬¬ you sooo need to go to her blog if you don't!
6. Because I can leave longer comments than the longer than life ones ;)
7. Because she's awesome.
8. Because there's a lot of purple.
9. Because she comments back~when she has time. People she HAS a life you know ;)~
10. Because I simply love it and has everything I look for in a blog, thing that I apparently haven't managed with mine but we'll discuss that another time when we aren't celebrating.
11. There is NO 11 but there sure is a 12 so go on.
12. She has more BLOGS.
13. 12 means that I get to stalk some more!
14. AND 13 and 14 mean that I GET TO COMMENT EVEN MORE!
okay enough with the numbers or I'll never finish!


In the end I seriously just wanted to make this post to wish her a happy one year of blogging anniversary. Wish her the best of bests. Encourage her to continue doing what she loves and when she stops loving it to stop doing it, where would the fun in that be?

Being a sort-of-blogger myself I have maybe a tiny little idea of what she's been through at least for the first months because you know my blog isn't old AT ALL *-* and I just keep getting amazed at how she overcomes the difficult, laugh at the ironic, cry when I didn't think it'd be possible to (meaning books people is not like I've met the woman I'd die if I ever do...I wouldn't even be able to utter a single english word let alone a spanish one.) Read, actually take the time to read the comments ALL of them I can't like prove it to you somehow I just know she does read them, READ MY COMMENTS now THAT'S an art all together, my comments aren't easy to read through, let me tell you, by the end of the comment you've completely lost the point in question so yeap...I'm lost like that. AND SHE DOES SO MUCH MORE that's impossible to list or put into words.

So here's for Fiktshun's great 1 year, may more and more and more and more and more after that come, I'll keep stalking here for as long as she keeps blogging. I'll keep thanking her for as long as she continues to be this amazing person I've get a glimpse to, I'll keep recommending, sending, tweeting, everything to get people to her blog-I mean I'd love to have that blog to read and stalk all to myself, selfish person that I am, but nope I actually send people to share the blog love and awesome and cute of her blog, because if I didn't send I'll be the first case in the whole medicine world to die of actualy GUILT, I'll continue reading her goals and awesome rambles and book adds to her tbr piles and well never mind.

CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS
If there was ever a blog I envied, wished upon a star, and stalked more than I could have imagined is Fiktshun and then there is the whole tons of blogs I follow because people all book bloggers I've met on the web are awesome it's just that Fiktshun actually took the time to answer so maybe that's why I've got this unhealthy stalking persona now. Don't be afraid of me! I promise I'll behave myself and don't stalk your blog, MUCH people.
Fiktshun button by parajunkee
Fiktshun may the odds be EVER in your favor(HA! READ THE BOOKS!)
Let the Tod-ness never leave you.
Get the Leah's torture self perfection so you can kill me of teasers-disease.
Let Emma, Graham, Reid and Brooke hug you in the most awkward hug known in the universe.
And just feel the love from all your followers including myself.
We all wish you the best and thank you from the bottom of our bookish hearts.

Fiktshun is having one of the most AWESOME blogoversary  celebrations on her blog if you have tiniest bit of curiosity listen to it and click HERE!!!!!!!!! or HERE!!!!!!!! or you can always click on her button I have it on the right side bar(it's purple and awesome) . She has a tendency of giving away too many books to be economically healthy!

Sincerely  
Alba @BookPics

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

-review- If I Die by Rachel Vincent



-And finally, my heart began to beat-


WHAT ON EARTH did Rachel eat, think, feel, write, listen to, scream, scratch, wash, drink, swallow, just, I mean it. Seriously. WHAT!
What makes an author so awesome as this one?
Kaylee, Tod, Emma, Nash, Tod, Kaylee, Sabine, Dad, Hellions, Nightmares, Teachers, Love, Tod again, Reapers, Kisses, Death, Family, Friendship, Cute little fluffy animals I'm dying to have-if they even existed- uh? you want more? I'll give you more ;) Hospitals, trust, hands, eyes, swirling irises, hate, rage, sense of belonging, screams, Nether, fog, darkness, fear. 
There you have it. Just a tiny little bit of what you're in if you even DARE to read this book. Because people I DARE YOU!


I simply cannot make an awesome enough, well written, not rambling review about this book. 
Never had a book had me all over the place, my feelings all scattered, scared of turning to the next page and yet dying if I didn't. Never could someone be so terribly frustrating as some of the characters~hahaha you thought I'd tell you who? nah! I learned from the master -Rachel*2-~
I had to put the book down several times in a row. I cried, cried, cried and cried some more. Then, I laughed, laughed, cried, smiled... 
My heart will never forget the 2 almost 3 days it took me to read this book...I think I could even hear it screaming at my why on EARTH did I put it through so much in such little time and on such short notice!


~-SHE- laughed so hard she nearly inhaled a corn chip. ~


Characters
All my favourite-and not so favourite ~clears throat S*B*N*~ are back in the game and by game I mean the football they made of my heart and feelings and brain. I loved each and every single one of them---you know the exception or not[check throat clearing before]---they couldn't be more perfect, more real and just plain awesome.
Rachel Vincent your characters will forever stay with me. Will never be forgotten. And will always cause the most havoc in my shelves when deciding in between all the SS books which one was the best and...forget it I'm rambling again.

~ Was it possible to be haunted by a kiss? ~


Story/Plot/Rachel's Torture
WHAT¡?!!! Are you serious? I've been always a girl that chooses a side and sticks to it till the end, no matter what, who, or where. But of COURSE R.Vincent would be the one to break all my barriers and beliefs and heart and make me do the unthinkable.
YES PEOPLE I CHANGED SIDES~insert wide eyes and gasps here~
If you were there while I posted teasers you might know by now whose side I'm on now. But if you don't then read the book and even if after that you don't know I'll be cute and give you a hint HE ROCKS and loveeeeesssssssss Apricot Jam ;) -there I said it-
Anyways. Back again to the torture. Kaylee might've thought she had seen it all but boy was she wrong...now she's the one someone might have to sing for. The love of her life might not be who she thought. She discovers that through it all love stays, family is family and that true friends are definitely worth dying for.
She gets to know a part of herself that she didn't even know she had. She lets her self for once, LIVE; meaning breaking all the rules and simply following her heart-not that she didn't before. And now she even will have to make choices that before were completely unthinkable. Pregnancy, teens, naive, afraid <-- those words together make for a complete -believe me- down to earth story and plot you completely can-one more than others-relate at some level.


My feelings.
I died. Died and died a bit more.
I think I pretty much told you at the beginning how all over the place I was. I had to fetch the book and scan and re read and just awww and sigh once more before this. I'm putting my heart completely on a plate for all you guys and let you know. This might be-because there are 2 more 'Soul Screamers' books coming out- Rachel Vincent at her VERY BEST.
Thank R.Vincent for once again bringing and taking me into a world were everything is possible. I'll never be able to see apricot jam the same way, EVER again.
Oh and if you're wondering yes Rachel did it, she completely won the last Fotito(my rating pic) because of course she'd go and insert the tittle of the book not just once but more in the book, so yeah, IF I DIE is literally in there WATCH OUT FOR IT!


~ Reapers don't cry. ~


~Rachel @Fiktshun none of these would be possible if it weren't for you. I don't know how where when or well really nothing about how you came out of nowhere being good to me I'm just a book lover that tends to stalk your blogs way to much to be healthy and has the freaky custom of thanking people until I make them not want to ever give something to me because of it. Thank you once again for making me cry and laugh at it shortly after. I'm a complete proud follower of you and will continue until you decide to stop blogging~wich I encourage to be really? in the really really far future...say like 100 years plus taxes ;)~


I give this book
10special-fotitos(special rating for over-the-top-I'll-never-get-over-this book) =
I cried for things I didn't know possible I was capable of.





Sunday, November 6, 2011

IMM#8 No-Video edition

Hey guys I really didn't see much point to doing a video this week...first because both books I bought aren't YA and second because I'd freak out thanking a certain person once again. No worries. This time I DID win it at her blog.
IMMB is hosted by The Story Siren I looove love her blog! So you really should check it out!
Anyways, on to what you're really wanting to see^-^

First up is Smokeless Fire by Samantha Young (eBook)

I won it over on Rachel's Annex Blog...you want to know it? Check her official blog first by clicking HERE
(If you remember last week's IMM this was the book I completely forgot to mention on the video.) Thank you thank you thank you once again Rachel.

These other 2 books I bought at a completely surprising place I found where I ACTUALLY FOUND SCHOLASTIC books even if they were ALL middlegrade, still. I had a smile on my face for the rest of the day. And this were books they were trying to get rid off and I more than wanted to help them just $3 each ^-^ wish there were YA I could've chosen from.



*Be My Valentine by Debbie Macomber (PB)
*Home Again by Kristin Hannah (PB)
(Both books are romance)
*The bookmark I got from buying the books was actually kind of cute so OF COURSE it had it's own spot  in the picture.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

-review- Where You Are by Tammara Webber

~"--told me once that loving someone means you want what's best for them. And I'm what's best for him."~


First of all, this review wouldn't be possible if not for Fiktshun and her amazing and secret ways of surprising and making me cry myself to sleep(she tends to like to do that). Thank you Rachel I'm forever in debt, as you already know, and will continue thanking you till my last breath.


Now. THANK YOU! After reading this book one cannot say LOVE doesn't exist. Our favorite characters come back with a boom of not just energy but also love, jealousy, hollywood, drama, sexyness, and just a good story to tell you.
As the book is told in 4 different point of views I'll post an excerpt of all 4 through out the review.

~Focus on sweet and friendly. No flirting. So I guess pulling her forward and seeing if she'll let me kiss her is out. As is telling her she looks good enough to eat.~

-Characters-
Emma, Graham, Brooke, and Reid; I love each and every bit of your characters that Tammara wrote.
Oh Emma, I can relate to her in a way I didn't think possible. She's insecure in the most real, believable and sane way...her character is easy going, serious, guarded, funny, professional(when needed), and shy. She made for an incredible leading lady and sure sometimes I wanted to smack some sense into her...I just know I'd have done the same were I in her place.
Reid and Brooke, well THAT wasn't expected. I got scared and even a little creeped out a bit by their characters in this one, if 2 people can get on my nerves are these 2, they rock at being evil, sneaky, actors, and well mean. I seriously couldn't believe all the things they BOTH do and scheme in this book. And I have no other than Webber to thank for it.
Graham! oh god Graham! I don't even know how to describe him. He's more thn perfect but not bordering in the surreal...he's just a man but a man in love and I wish I had a Graham for myself too!!~envy aura towards Emma~ He's devoted in every single aspect of his life, all of them. I love how Emma is the one that can get him out of his comfort zone with him being okay with it...does that even make sense?


-The Story and Writer-
Tammara Webber~hats off~ her writng. She's a complete complete complete genious at writing the thoughts of a guy and a girl in the same book. Keeping them always fresh and like-able! Since the first sentence of the book I was head over heels for it.
She's an amazing author and I know there's only more to come from her. Book three will be released December 2011.


~Something about first love defies duplication. Before it, your heart is blank. Unwritten. After, the walls are left inscribed and fraffitied. When it ends, no amount of scrubbing will purge the scrawled oaths and sketched images, but sooner or later, you find that there's space for someone else, between the words and in the margins.~


~This is what I'm talking about I think I will highlight the whole book by the time I finish it...if she ever gets them out printed I need this big time...I'm all for the cute sweet scenes in the book that she manages to take them to the maximum level without them getting cheesy!~



-My Feelings-
*I laughed, blushed, got mad, got madder, teared up, blushed some more, envied, screamed, tried to throw my computer away(don't own a kindle), went all Oooh, Oh, and Awww and even Ewww all in one book!
*Graham's pov gave me an insight of how sometimes men can feel while loving and going out with that someone they love and maybe just maybe that there's still hope for romanticism and true love out there his and Emma's scenes made me all warm and fuzzy and plain gooey inside because I really think they dripped love all over the place
*Real life problems; we get the insight not only on Reid and Emma this time BUT on Brooke's and Graham's as well...Brooke might seem the b*tch* type but now we get to see that she actually has, if not reasons and rights to be and act like that, some kind of past that was obviously leading to make her the way she is now.
*I've always said and will continue saying that I'm a complete fan and lover of books that at some point through it, the tittle comes up making it all the better for me. That's a gift not many can muster...writing a book? okay she did it...make an amazing heartwrenching real story? check! completely nailed it BUT out of nowhere...the tittle of the book comes just at the perfect scene,  the one no one would've thought possible could get any better? there you got=> WHERE YOU ARE...because all passes, time, money, even friends...but love? that remains FOREVER.
*And YES people I admit it...I think there still might be hope for Reid in the future...his last action made up for more than I thought and maybe he can be better...MAYBE.


~"I'm right here," I say, touching his face.~


I give this book the special BookPics rating


10special-fotitos(special rating for over-the-top-I'll-never-get-over-this book)= I cried for things I didn't know possible I was capable of.