Saturday, September 29, 2012

Stacking the Shelves #12 [2 month's worth of books!]



Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Where you can post all the books that you're adding to your shelves each week.


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Jesus Christ in the heavens and clouds!
MY BEAUTIFUL AMAZING PEOPLE!!
HOW HAVE YOU BEEN BOOKPIC-ers?

Hope it's all well and warm over where you are! Getting tons of reading done and buying books every now and then!

As for me...
Life's been kind of hard with me and my family but we're copping...

Subject change needed there...
The thing is... I was just about to record my amazing Birthday Stacking the Shelves edition when tragedy struck and well I was a mess back then and I couldn't keep the vlog rolling...

ANYWAY.
Now it's been a month and some after that and here I am... Finally back to tire you to death with all my rambling vlogs!

-Giving you a sneak peek here-

-Yeap, that's how much I'll talk on the video...-

So... without anything more to add except a big crushing THANK YOU and some really breath-taking HUGS. To all who have been there for me AND the ones that made me smile without even knowing it.

Here's what will be stacking my shelves this week
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Since I recorded this a week ago and haven't watched them I'm not going to be linking to all the books... Nor listing them...
SORRY!!!

BUT!
I WILL say,

To my BookAngel Nat;
I don't know what I would do without you. You are simply the most generous person -along with another someone- I've ever known! You amaze me and then some. Thanks for EVERYTHING!

To my BookAngel Rachel aka 'Fiktshun';
-_____________________- I think if memory serves right... I did tear up a bit in there... Though I really just want to forget about it haha but. Thanks so very VERY much... Because. Well just because. Thank you. Thank you a million times. Thank you. :') Plus for MRP and the BBAW T_T

To BookAngel Mindy;
^______________^ I shall hug you now!

To my BookAngel Elena;
I love you!

To Jean;
You rock the blogosphere!

To author Tammara Webber;
One day... One day. MARK.MY.Words.

To author Kendra L. Castle;
You surprised me! I seriously cannot even tell you how grateful I am! I cannot wait! Thank you so very much!!!

To Haley;
You sooooo did NOT have to do that. You must certainly did not! But you did and you made me squeal like a 1 year-old. T_T Thank you!!!!!

I know I'm forgetting everyone! lol
But you get the idea!

Thank you!!

Also... the swag :D

 SCREAM WITH ME!!!!!
This was a birthday gift from my sis!!!
 This was from H. @Ya-Aholic
 ~huggles~ My PRECIOUS *O* @Fiktshun
On other news... my nail isn't that long anymore T_T it broke :'(
Let's all just calm ourselves down and-
WHO.AM.I.KIDDING?
OHMYCLOUDS!!!!!!!! The Body Finder bracelets!!! @JeanBooknerd @Ya-Aholic


What books will be stalking YOUR shelves this week?




Friday, September 28, 2012

Ashen Winter Tour Stop ~Book Review + Giveaway~

OH MY GOD.
OH MY CLOUDS!
Guys!!
When I found I had a spot on this blog tour I all but cried of happiness!!!
Most of you know how much I FREAKING LOVED AND OBSESSED OVER Ashfall last year.
And seriously I have no one else to thank but Mike himself!
He's not just a talented author but an amazing person as well!
I admire him and look up to him!! And someday I will definitely meet him hehehe so, you've been warned Mike! :D

Anyway.
The tour's going strong. It started Sept. 23rd over at Mundie Moms and will continue throughout what's left of the month plus the first 2 weeks of October so you're welcome to join ANY TIME!

And now! Without further rambling I present you my thoughts on this AMAZING sequel to an AMAZING book!

Goodreads Shortie:
It’s been over six months since the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano. It’s also been six months of waiting for Alex’s parents to return from Iowa. Alex and Darla decide they can wait no longer and must retrace their journey into Iowa to find and bring back Alex’s parents to the tenuous safety of Illinois. When the unthinkable happens, Alex must find new reserves of strength and determination to survive.


The characters-scenery:
Alex...oh Alex how I love you. It sounds so wrong in all kinds of ways but I, a 22 year-old woman is completely and madly in love with a 16 year-old book character, I know it happens all the time while reading YA but never have I been ruined this much for men in the real world as I have been by Alex.
Strong, Human, Real, True, Faithful, Scared, everything that he is just makes me love him and like him even more.

Darla *_* If I were even half as strong as she is I think I wouldn't be where I am right now. Darla you are all kinds of perfect. Enough said.

~dead~
I'm ruined, ruined forever. Ruined and ruined and ruined some more...
I'll never see a boy/man the same way ever again...I'll always ask myself...what if what happens in Ashfall/Ashen Winter happens now...would this guy do, work, save, keep his humanity as Alex did in both books?


The Plot:
I can't describe anything about the plot because there's one in each chapter...and it'd take me forever to try and explain to you what a masterpiece this book was/is/forever-will-be. If these books EVER come out in spanish I will make my whole family read them.
But I will tell you this...if Ashfall was breathtaking...this book has no existing word to describe it...I couldn't catch my breath, couldn't breathe at times, couldn't stop gasping at others, couldn't suppress my shivers and my tremors, I think I died more times than I care to count and now that I think of it...I completely loss sense of time and everything around me while reading.

When nothing else could go wrong...it does...
Choosing between save-warming-known love & raw-lifesaving-forever love is never an easy choice to make...
Humanity is being lost and Alex and his family might be the only ones, along with certain librarian-gotta love librarians,- that have some left in them.
The world will never be the same after this Ashen Winter, but above all, true love will always prevail, after all it is the greatest weapons of all. Isn't it?


Oh My Cloud! My Poor Feelings:
My brain, heart, body and everything in between will never be the same, will never feel the same, will never breathe the same, see the same NOTHING NOTHING will be the same after reading this book, for me...this was just too much and too good and just too...

I don't even know what to write...I've run out of words, out of thoughts, out of everything that makes sense.

This world author Mike Mullin created, this sequel to it-will always have me, even after I have kids and grow old, with doubts and questions such as: what if? would I? would everyone? would they?


I'm ruined...I'm so glad no one was near me when I was finishing Ashen Winter because my face was a complete mess of worry, tears, smiles, sighs, screams and spams from grinding my teeth too hard and too long...
I want to know what happens after this so bad is not even funny... Mike Mullin
~my hat comes off for you, I don't know how to say it or to let you know...your talent-patience-gift...you made me feel more emotions in a second than I thought I was capable of~


And let's finish with, My Weaknesses:
The tittle! It is ASHEN WINTER alright! I wouldn't have chosen any other tittle or any other name, it describes the book perfectly!! It just does! And I know my weakness is that the tittle be not only on the book but also in the book. But seriously even if it's only on it... It is so much more than I would had ever asked for!
The cover! I cannot begin to tell you how MUCH the resembles the whole book. Specially that specific part in which my heart all but broke into tiny little irreparable pieces!

On a side note 

I really REALLY don't mean to brag but I HAVE to thank Mike for what he did!! I LOVED ALBA Mike...every single letter of the chapter in which she was featured...I think I read that part...more than 5 times before telling myself it wasn't healthy rereading a chapter that many times. I can't believe you made it happen T_T-
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.

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And, well. Since you can now certainly confirm that I am indeed obsessed with the author and his books, it's only normal to share some of his info with you. So you can join me in my stalking! ~winkwink~


Author Bio:
Mike Mullin’s first job was scraping the gum off the undersides of desks at his high school. From there, things went steadily downhill. He almost got fired by the owner of a bookstore due to his poor taste in earrings. He worked at a place that showed slides of poopy diapers during lunch (it did cut down on the cafeteria budget). The hazing process at the next company included eating live termites raised by the resident entomologist (they taste like a cross between walnuts and carrots), so that didn’t last long either. For a while Mike juggled bottles at a wine shop, sometimes to disastrous effect. Oh, and then there was the job where swarms of wasps occasionally tried to chase him off ladders. So he’s really hoping this writing thing works out.

Mike holds a black belt in Songahm Taekwondo. He lives in Indianapolis with his wife and her three cats. Ashfall is his first novel.

Stalk the author!
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I want to thank Mike again for making my participation in on this possible as well as Savannah for being simply awesome!! >.< I'm beyond cured of my aversion to this things by now!
Remember to follow the tour!

Sept 23- Mundie Moms
Sept 27- Page Turners
Sept 27- Alluring Reads
Sept 28 - Book and Things
Sept 28- Bookpics
Sept 29- Alison Can Read
Sept 30- Bea Book Nook
Oct 2- On the Verge
Oct 8- Xpresso Reads <-- O_OI've got my eyes on you!

And if you have any doubts maybe going to the Blog Tour Post will help you out?
Have fun!

Monday, September 24, 2012

-reading thoughts- Reaper by Rachel Vincent


[Non edited]
As if I already haven't enough reasons to L.O.V.E. Tod this really makes me love him all the way more!! much much more!
quotes such as::

“He’s not like you, Tod. Aside from a couple of
notable exceptions, you tend to think things through,
but Nash is ruled by his heart—”

I nearly choked on laughter. “I think the organ he’s
ruled by is a little farther south, Mom.”


Made me smile so much that I though my lips where going to split or something!!we get to know so much better Tod's personality and find out why he is how and who he is...
Love his protectiveness over his little brother Nash...and one big boom for me in this book is we find out Nash's middle name! wich let me tell you I didn't expect it to be THAT ONE at all!!
saceifices and secrets are some strong point by the end of this book...give it a chance!!


I give this novella
5fotitos=~Sobs hard~Too good to be true!

April 8th 2011

Friday, September 21, 2012

-review- Rage: A Love Story by Julie Anne Peters


[Non edited]
Ok...so this is my first Julie Anne Peters book!! and boy!what a book! 
I can't believe everything I've been missing out by not approaching any of her books earlier...but enough of that...on to the book
I found myself holding my breath almost through out all of the book...the main character-Johanna- is a lesbian who has come out almost to every body she knows...both her parents are dead and she's a
lways been there for everyone when they needed her...but she's secretly in love with hot-rude-don't-give-a-sh*t-about-the-world Reeve...
Johanna thinks she's all she've ever wanted! my point? uhm...Reeve is literally rough...she has this dark side to her that comes out when you least expect it...she has a beautiful brother...Robbie...wich I adored since the beginning...and she comes from a troubled home...she's always trying to push Johanna away...but Johanna remains strong and believes that her love for her is enough to save both Reeve and Robbie---for those of you wondering...he has autism...half way through the book you see how seriously damaged both girls are...not only Reeve from being trashed out by her mom 24/7 but Johanna as well...since the first time Reeve lays a hand on her-not in the good way-she believes she deserves every hit because she wasn't a 'good girlfriend' or 'brave enough' or any other absurd thing that she could come up to right after discovering the mark that Reeve leaves on and in her...

We can see how Reeve also abuses her brother Robbie...even though she hurts him-a lot- she loves him too, you can see it in the way she's always thinking about him, always trying to protect him from everyone but herself since she doesn't see herself as threat to Robbie.
Robbie has a really leading role in Reeves life. He's the only one who she actually hears when she's hurting other people...he stops her...
Almost to the end of the book I fell in love with Johanna's best friend's letter -Novak- to her...I speacially love the last quote of hers ->"I needed you more than I should have" how true sometimes this is in real life...

Hard yet realiastic and true love story that shows how far can people go when in love as well as how far people go when they hate.
I always felt tears on my eyes every time Robbie's name came into view.
I wouldn't let anyone miss this book for anything...struggles of lesbians, hardships of troubled families, the hurt from loosing your parents, the hate of not being able to be strong enough for every person you love, the passion that comes when in love, and the final decission that people make when loving someone too much it hurts it's bad for your self...every little thing is right here in this book!!

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.
April 8th 2011

Thursday, September 20, 2012

-rookie review- POP by Gordon Korman





[Non edited]
I started this book not knowing it'll be really hard to read because I'm not so into football...
but as the plot started to develop I knew that it didn't have anything to do with football and all to do with life...
I really liked all the charcters specially Charlie and Marcus...those 2 took my heart! literally...I was bawling my eyes out by the time I read the last sentece on the book...
It's a really good read but for me was a little hard because 1. my native language is not english!
2.because of the 1st reason I didn't understand most of the names of the things involving fb.
but enjoyed it...

Marcus is trying for QB on his new town's high school but ends up on the bench with no one to cheer for him but a middle-aged man who seems to think he's still 16 and in high school and who has a secret thing for being at risky places...the relationship between the 2 principal characters really amazes me...how Marcus seems so drawn to Charlie...and how he gets him more than his son Troy(who's the qb Marcus is trying to steal his position) Chelsea (Troy's younger sister who hates FB because of the condition of her father), and the not so subtle thing Marcus has for Lyss(Troy's on-off-on-off again girlfriend)

good YA read! believe me!

I give this book
4fotitos=Genious crying.
April 8th 2011


Cover Obsession #15



Cover Obsession is a feature here on BookPics.
-I really don't know if anyone else does it as I do but I'm not trying to steal any other ideas out there-
In which I tell you what new book covers I'm completely in love with, pinning for, drooling over, tearing-up over, going all OH CLOUD! on and all the other AMAZING-FANTASTIC-AWESOME-BOOKPIC-LY verbs and adjectives and adverbs you can think of that just simply aren't enough to describe how I feel towards said covers so, 
I just go ahead and OBSESS over them :D
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It's been sooo long since I've done one of this!
Though not for lack of covers, as I've been obsessing over soooo many it's not even funny.
So I think this time I will try will not write anything and just let the covers dazzle you ~winkwink.~


-This wasn't so much of a cover love and more of a FREAKING TITTLE OBSESSION!!!-


GORGEOUSNESS!! 



I want to keep this cover forever! T_T

-This'll be the PB cover, if I'm correct and... Don't you just want to...-


And last but not NOT least->


-drum roll-

I have to say, I was a much bigger fan of the previous covers but that definitely doesn't mean I don't like this one :D
I just hope I can get to these books soon!! Look at the pink >___<
Definitely Obsessing over this cover!! ^______^
Abandon by Elana Johnson -Possession #3-

Any covers you're currently obsessing over?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

-rookie review- Awakened by P.C. & Kristin Cast



[Non edited]
OH.MY.(insert curse word here).GOD!
I tried to take it slow with this book...what with me really not liking Burned...
but seriously people...when will they get rid of Neferet...it just seems that they can't come up with any other enemy or such...that's the only bad thing I found in the book. Now for the
pros from the book...

Oh!! and with the quote!!(and as I said the words I knew it in my gutt...or...I knew the rightness of them...they could really use some new quotes)
-yummy Rephaim!!I knew it was him we'll be seeing more in the book!
-Heath's part in the ending!!!(can't wait for the next book)
-Zoe's decission as to wether get back home or not...
-Nyx's apparent will ti start showing at the last second to save the day
-Kalona's destiny and decissions!!
so basically the book's based on Kalona getting free from Neferet; Rephaim getting free of Kalona; Neferet getting free of light; Stevie Rae getting closer to light and with Rephaim...
AND LOVE!! ALWAYS ALWAYS LOVE!! LOVED THE ENDING OF THE BOOK!! SURE AS HELL WILL BE PICKING UP THE NEXT ONE!! CAN'T WAIT!!

I give this book
4fotitos=Genious crying.
April 8th 2011

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

-rookie review- Burned by P.C. & Kristin Cast



[Non edited this was the first time I ever EVER rated a book under 4 stars. Trust me. I was FREAKING OUT, and apparently I really didn't like it haha.]
GOD!! my eyes almost burn out trying to get through this whole book...
I give it...3 stars (out of 5)
too much going around and around in circles...TOO MUCH POVS!!

I can handle 2 just fine...but seriously...I lost count of how many people get to tell the story on this book!!
the 3 stars are because...and only because
REPHAIM & STEVIE RAE'S new..."thing"...
The human part of Rephaim drew me sooo much that I'm sooo going to read the next book... but it doesn't make this book any less boring...I really can't believe this is like the first time I've actually finished a book I really started to find boring by the 2nd chapter...but I felt I had to keep an eye on Zoe's whole life...as well as Rephaim's!!! I'm now more drawn to Stevie Rae and Rephaim than Zoe and her whole "I'm a special fledling thing", still LOVE APHRODITE-DARIOUS!!!JACK!!OMG! STARK! love the still strong friendship that all Zoe's friends have with her!!!
I envy her friends!!!and I would kill for a warrior--ehm---GUARDIAN---like stark
so this whole book was only about----SAVING ZOE FORM DEATH...BRINGING HER BACK TO LIFE LEAVING NYX'S REALMS BEHIND ALONG WITH HEAT(totally in disagreament over there!!)AND OBVIOUSLY...MAKING STEVIE RAE'S LIFE MUCH MORE COMPLICATED THAN IT ALREADY IS...WHAT WITH HER IMPRINT IN SOMETHING EVIL...AND THEN EMOTIONS GETTING IN THE WAY....AND OH!! NEFERET SERIOUSLY NEEDS TO GET OVER HERSELF...if fan of the series...you have to read it so you can keep the track to understand Awakened...if not feel free to skip it and just go ahead and read Awakened...

I give this book
3fotitos=Might've made me cry.
April 8th 2011

Monday, September 17, 2012

-rookie review- Untamed by P.C. & Kristin Cast



[Non edited]
To make it short...it starts with Zoe's life full of bullpoop~as she'll call it~
she goes from having an amazing group of friends that are like family to her, a place wher she feels she belongs,TO---being COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY ALONE...her friends don't trust her anymore therefore she doesn't feel like home
and from having 3 exquisit boyfriends(and no...she still doesn't believe she's a ho...even if she's considering it...she's no way acceptin' it...please, just please!)
to having NONE!!!

So yeah her life stinks...and she has to find a way to get them to trust her again...or guess it...
yeap...all hell will break lose if she doesn't...and if she's left all alone...her own life might be in danger...so...again...her strength...her love for her new life and fam! is what get's her going! add that that her old bff is back...and you got yourself another awesome book!!!
couldn't get enough of it...
notice that I try to not give to many details of the book...^^
I give this book
5fotitos=~Sobs hard~Too good to be true!
April 8th 2011


Friday, September 14, 2012

Independence Day Photography -Day 5-

This is the last day of picture posting!
I promise... Kind of.
Anyway.

Hope you're all having an amazing Friday and while we're at it I'll just go ahead and post the pictures for today which will showcase,

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Yey!!
~high fives~
We made it!
5 days of picture posting!! ~Even though today I posted it a bit too late, still!!!~
Tomorrow's the BIG DAY here!!!
It's crazy!!

Y si estan en El Salvador!!! Diviertanse! Lástima que no cayó en viernes para que fuera finde largo verdad??

If you have any questions as to what exactly are you seeing in each picture don't hesitate to ask! >.< It'd be my pleasure :D