Archive for August, 2011


 

Finished Last Week!


Vampire Academy By: Richelle Mead

Awakened By: P.C. & Kristin Cast

City of Bones By: Cassandra Clare

Currently Reading!


The Book Thief By: Markus Zusak

Uglies By: Scott Westerfeld

Envy By: Gregg Olsen

The Gift of Illusion By: Richard Brown

 


Reading Next


Frostbite By: Richelle Mead

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants By: Ann Brashares


Summer Boys By: Hailey Abbot


Well that’s everything!! I hope you enjoyed this weeks addition of It’s Monday What Are You Reading? Leave comments below!!



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City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1)City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So i just finished The City of Bones, and i have to say i fell in love with the plot and the characters! My favorite i’d have to say is probably Jace just because he was so mysterious, and he was the type that like nothing seemed to be able to hurt him. But then by the end of the book Clary could see in his eyes that he was hurting. At first i thought oh it’s just going to be one of those books where the two main characters fall in love Blah Blah Blah. But i was very surprised when i found out that Jace & Clary are actually siblings!! Omg i freaked out!! I was reading and then i found out Valentine was Clary’s dad, and i was like wow, then i found out he was Jace’s dad too which i didn’t believe at first but then i realized it was true. So then i thought what’s next your going to tell me that Jocelyn is Jace’s mother too? I almost died when i found out! I felt so bad for both Jace, and Clary because you could tell how much they were starting to like each other, and then they find out they’re brother & sister? That’s gotta be tough. But for Jace, he thought that he knew his dad he thought his dad had been killed right in front of him but really his dad was alive, and someone very evil all along. When he started showing anger towards Jocelyn for abandoning him i was like “Oh! somebody better tell him she thought he was dead right now!!!” I was extremely excited when Clary finally told him, and he started to see the evil in his father. The poor guy, i’m surprised he didn’t break down and cry. I would’ve but after reading the book you know Jace is a really strong character!! Now we all know that Clary isn’t the only one who loves Jace. Did anyone else see that coming? Alec being gay, usually i would of but since Alec was all rude, and jerkish to Clary it never crossed my mind, but then i thought about gay guys are going to be nice unless! your trying to take their men! I’m not saying Clary was trying to take Jace from anyone but you could tell there was something there between Jace, and Clary. So i could see how that would hurt Alec in the long run, I’m very glad they made up in the end though!! Omg i have so much more to say!! when Luke told Clary to never contact him i almost started crying myself imagine how it must have killed her! She grew up with him as her father figure, and then to have him tell her not to talk to him, i wouldn’t have been able to handle it. And last but not least Isabelle. She hmm she made me nervous in the beginning i thought oh no! this is going to be a fight over Jace, and Isabelle is going to win and it’s going to be a war. So when i found out that they’re more like brother and sister i was relieved because now Clary & Jace could be together. Wrong again looks like nobody can be together in this book! Well in the next books i really hope that Clary & Jace have a good brother & sister relationship. I hope that Clary comes to her senses and figures out she’s madly in love with Simon =), and i hope that when and if Clary’s mom wakes up that her and Luke can be together like they should have been when they were kids..

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No more Books until Christmas???

So i just found out that i wont be buying anymore books until Christmas, because yesterday I went to Barnes & Noble, and i spent the last of my money =( Since i don’t have a job i wont be getting anymore money until Christmas!! So after i finish my pile of books that i haven’t read which will be soon. I’ll have to rely on the library when i can get there, giveaways, and people who are nice enough to send me RAKS!!, and i promise whenever i get some money to those of you who decide to be awesomely awesome and send me a RAK i will definitely send you something in return =) So thanks for reading!! Looking forward to hearing from you guys!!!

In My Mailbox

Go check out my very first vlog!! I can’t figure out to upload it on this blog so ill give you the link to it on my other blog!! http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/2011/08/in-my-mailbox-my-first-vlog.html

Go right now and check it out!!!!

Awakened (House of Night, #8)Awakened by P.C. Cast

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

So i just finished Awakened and i didn’t like it as much as the rest of the series because some of it confused me but i still liked it enough to wanna keep going with this series. So many things shocked me about this book. I was so definitely not prepared for Jack of all people to die!! He was like my second or third favorite character i loved him!! I was so sad he definitely did not deserve to die. I swear every book makes me hate Neferet more and more. I mean in the last two books she’s caused poor Zoey so much pain. First she kills her first love Heath, who’s shes been in love with since grade school, and he was also her human consort. Then she goes ahead and kills Jack who’s one of her closest friends. Then she goes and kills her mom! Just when her mom finally decides she wants to have a relationship with her daughter again Neferet decides to kill her! This lady is a real witch!! This was a crazy crazy addition to the series. There’s so much to talk about. But the two things i’m glad about are that 1. Zoey and Stark are still together and in love. But the only thing is ever since Kalona breathed life into him he’s been acting very strange!! You can find out what he did when you read the book! 2. I’m glad that Stevie Rae and Rephiam got to be together because i could tell she really did love him!! You’ll also have to read the book to see what Nyx does to Rephiam!! I was so excited!! But i think that’s it i don’t want to give away any more spoilers!!!

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

 

This week the book I cannot wait for is… The Calling (Darkness Rising 2) By: Kelley Armstrong!!!

 


Goodreads Description:

Maya Delaney’s paw-print birthmark is the sign of what she truly is a skin-walker. She can run faster, climb higher, and see better than nearly anyone else. Experiencing intense connections with the animals that roam the woods outside her home, Maya knows it’s only a matter of time before she’s able to Shift and become one of them. And she believes there may be others in her small town with surprising talents.

Now, Maya and her friends have been forced to flee from their homes during a forest fire they suspect was deliberately set. Then they’re kidnapped, and after a chilling helicopter crash, they find themselves in the Vancouver Island wilderness with nothing but their extraordinary abilities to help them get back home. Plentiful action and romance in this second installment in the Darkness Rising series will keep readers enthralled to the very last page.

 

Details: 

Hardcover- 326

Expected Publication- April 2012

Language- English

 

I’ve decided to write out my wish list for this week. So i can keep track, i was going to write it down on some paper but i thought better of it because it always gets thrown away. So here’s my wish list for this week!

 

 

 

 

 

1. Posses By: Gretchen McNeil

2. Sweetly By: Jackson Pierce

3. Bloodlines By: Richelle Mead

4. What Janie Found By: Caroline B. Cooney

5. Blue Bloods By: Melissa de la Cruz

6. Evermore By: Alison Noel

 

Thanks everyone for following and stopping by!! I so appreciate it!!

Advice

Okay so i keep seeing all these IMM and all these people are getting books for review. So i was wondering if someone could enlighten me on how that whole process works, because i’d like to start reviewing books next summer. So if someone could leave me a comment or an email at paigebradish@yahoo.com explaining how this whole thing works i’d really appreciate it!! Thanks guys!!

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow… I really loved this book. I tried to read it once in eighth grade but i only read the first few pages and decided i didn’t like it. That was a huge mistake. I enjoyed this book so much!! I loved all the characters especially Lissa, Rose, and Dimitri. I like the whole concept of the story, because usually in vampire stories the vampire has a hard time resisting blood. But in this story they still have to drink blood but they don’t attack people for it which is cool. I like that Lissa is able to have a best friend who isn’t a vampire. Now for the romantic relationships. When i was first introduced to Dimitri i thought he was just some guardian, and i didn’t care much, but as i got into the story i started liking him more and more. By the end of the book i wanted him and rose to be together so bad but i know it wouldn’t work out, there would be way to many obsticals in their relationship. But i’m still secretly hoping they get together in the next books, which i cannot wait to read!!! I’m glad that Lissa, and Rose took Mia down even though i’m pretty sure she’ll be back with a vengeance but i’m sure they’ll be ready for that. Overall i’m really glad i gave this series a second chance because i love it!!!

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along. 

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Here’s Mine: Vampire Academy By: Richelle Mead
“The mission’s accomplished,” I told her after school. “We can stop Project Brainwash.”
We sat on the benches in the courtyard, and she swung her legs back and fourth. “What do you mean?”
I’m almost done Vampire Academy, and i cant wait to start the next one!! I hope you enjoyed my Teaser!!