Sunday, June 30, 2013

Cover Reveal !!

Hi everyone! Earlier I did a review on Kiersten White's book Mind Games . Well look at this fabulous cover for her second book Perfect Lies!

It is  sooooo pretty!!!! Anyway ( wipe drool off face) ,there is some exciting things coming up here, so make sure to keep checking in. Also hurry up and vote on the polls, because they will be closing in 2 days. Come back tomorrow to see my review of Hunting Lila by Sarah Alderson!! See you soon! 

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Born at Midnight

Book: Born at Midnight
Author: C. C. Hunter
Pages: 398

Blurb: "One night Kylie Galen finds herself at the wrong party, with the wrong people, and it changes her life forever. Her mother ships her off to Shadow Falls—a camp for troubled teens, and within hours of arriving, it becomes painfully clear that her fellow campers aren’t just “troubled.” Here at Shadow Falls, vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, witches and fairies train side by side—learning to harness their powers, control their magic and live in the normal world.

Kylie’s never felt normal, but surely she doesn’t belong here with a bunch of paranormal freaks either. Or does she? They insist Kylie is one of them, and that she was brought here for a reason. As if life wasn’t complicated enough, enter Derek and Lucas. Derek’s a half-fae who’s determined to be her boyfriend, and Lucas is a smokin’ hot werewolf with whom Kylie shares a secret past. Both Derek and Lucas couldn’t be more different, but they both have a powerful hold on her heart.Even though Kylie feels deeply uncertain about everything, one thing is becoming painfully clear—Shadow Falls is exactly where she belongs…" - from

Rachael's Recap
Book Rating: 5 chocolate bars
Cover Rating: 5 chocolate bars

This book completely blew me away. It’s one of those rare books that is not just about vampires and werewolves, or witches and wizards. It’s about all of them! In the beginning of this book Kylie's life sucks, a lot. Her parents are getting a divorce, her grandmother died, and she has a stalker. Sounds like fun, not. Kylie's mother then decides to send her to Shadow Falls, a camp. Kylie thinks it’s just for troubled teens, but it’s actual a camp for supernatural. Only problem, Kylie doesn't know what she is. Through the book she discovers a lot about herself (including that she can see ghosts). In Born at Midnight you follow Kylie as she tries to discover what she is, and learns more about who she is. 

As I said before, this book completely blew me away. Kylie's character was nice, caring, and extremely loyal. But, I loved her two roommates even more. Don't get me wrong, I love Kylie, but Della (a vampire full of attitude) and Miranda (a dyslexics witch) together are, for me, even better. This book had me laughing through the whole thing, especially when Miranda and Della would fight. I loved how the girls came to care about each other so much and relied on each other. Another thing I loved was Holiday, the head camp counselor. She was always there to help Kylie with trying to figure out what she was, and helping her with the stalker (who they discover is not exactly a stalker) OK, enough gushing about the girls. 

Derek and Lucas. Usually in a book that has two guys going for the same girl (love triangle alert), I always pick the one I like the most and cheer them on. Not here, I kept switching sides, from Lucas then to Derek, then back to Lucas. This book kept making me feel like a traitor to the other guy every time I switched sides. Lucas is a werewolf, and knew Kylie from when they use too be neighbors as children. To me Lucas is the mysterious bad boy that you know you should stay away from, but can't. Derek, on the other hand, is a half fae who has a huge hart and is caring, but still lets nothing stand in his way and would do anything for Kylie. 

What I loved
  • Had all kinds of supernaturals 
  • Super funny (Della and Miranda)
  • Lucas and Derek were so hard to choose between

What I wished were different 
  • I did love Kylie, but I wished she was a little more care free

All these characters made an amazing story that I fell in love with. And if you are like me, and were skeptical about the whole camp thing, don't be. It’s an amazing story completely worth reading. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Binding

Book: The Binding
Author: L. Filloon
Pages: 279

Blurb: "Two nights after her eighteenth birthday, Lily is attacked while out jogging, but is saved by Tharin Lunar, a Sidhe prince. When she discovers that her attacker is her own brother, Lucas, who disappeared four years ago, Lily refuses to believe that her brother would truly hurt her and becomes determined to find Lucas and bring him home. Lily finds that Lucas’ disappearance is somehow tied to Tharin; so when he informs her that she is his betrothed and must return with him to Velesi, fulfill a treaty between their families and unite the two strongest clans through their marriage, Lily agrees. However, she’s not going to Velesi for a wedding, but to bring home her only family, Lucas.

On their journey to the borders of Velesi, the realm of the Thirteen Clans, they’re pursued by a Sidhe assassin group call the Ange, meet with an ogre crime lord that ends badly, deal with a sleazy troll motel manager, and when they discover that there’s a bounty on their heads, they must keep one step ahead of every assassin, bounty hunter and low-life criminal in Velesi.

Protecting Lily has become the biggest challenge of Tharin’s life. Lucky for him he has help in the form of his twin brother, Tolan, Lily’s best friend Julia and his three bodyguard cousins."  - from

Rachael's Recap
Book Rating: 5 chocolate bars
Cover Rating: 5 chocolate bars

I was hesitant to start this book at first, because the cover was so pretty and I did not want to be disappointed by another story of elves. I have to say though, from the moment I picked up this book I was swept up into  Lily's world that was amazingly crafted by L. Filloon. In this book, Lily's whole world is turned upside down, she finds out her missing brother is not actually missing, she is engaged, and she is a princess. Well, that escalated quickly. Luckily Lily is not alone, she has her best friend to join her in her adventure as she goes on to claim her rightful throne. I love this book, I really do. It was one of my guilty pleasure books I read when I really should be doing something else. This book created a world within a world for me and brought new twists I was not expecting. Lily is a very relatable character and fun, while Julia is strong and more serious at times. Now that I'm done talking about the girls let me get to the guys! Tharin and Tolan are brothers and along with them are their cousins Phoris, Mellis, and Alorn. All these guys are fun and amazing to read about. I will end by telling you once again this is an amazing book that you need to read! 

What I loved:
  • Awesome characters
  • Amazing writing
  • It was written from Lily's perspective and in Tharin's 

What I wished were different:
  • Cliff hanger ending. It made me want to cry ( but f.y.i was totally worth it)

If you are looking for a light fun book that transports you to a new world then The Binding is the book for you!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Shatter Me


Book: Shatter Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Pages: 338

Blurb: "Juliette hasn't touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior."

Rachael's Recap
Book Rating: 3.7 chocolate bars 
Cover Rating: 2  chocolate bars (the original cover I liked much more. This one kinda creeped me out)

This book was, honestly, not what I was expecting. I was expecting the whole "Poor me. I wish my life was normal," then que sobs. But, no way was that this book. The main character Juliette cannot touch anyone without hurting them, or even killing them, but she still kicks butt. She does not let anyone push her around , especially Warner, the man who is keeping her captive. Everyone has called her a monster or  a freak, except Adam. This story was something new and fresh that I loved. I loved the way the writing in the story had Julliet fighting with herself, trying to figure out who she really was, if she was really the freak everyone had said she was. In the beginning of the book it starts with Juliette talking and describing things. At first I was terrified it was going to be the type of book that goes on and on with boring descriptions that make you want to pull your eyes out. It wasn't quite at the eye pulling out phase but I found myself looking ahead waiting for the dialogue to start again. One other thing was that Juliette and Adam had not seen each other in years and then BAM they are in love. It was kind of annoying. I mean it's ok to go on a little about their feelings but then Julliet started up with the metaphors again and it made me look around for something to poke my eyes out with. I think this book is either a book you love or you hate. Personally, I thought it was pretty good.

What I loved:
  • Juliette was a very strong character
  • I totally did not see the ending coming

What I wished were different:

  • A little too many metaphors 
  • Adam and Juliet are a little intense with their feelings 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Like Me

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Book: Transparent
Author: Natalie Whipple
Pages: 350

Blurb: "Plenty of teenagers feel invisible. Fiona McClean actually is.

An invisible girl is a priceless weapon. Fiona’s own father has been forcing her to do his dirty work for years—everything from spying on people to stealing cars to breaking into bank vaults.

After sixteen years, Fiona’s had enough. She and her mother flee to a small town, and for the first time in her life, Fiona feels like a normal life is within reach. But Fiona’s father isn't giving up that easily.

Of course, he should know better than anyone: never underestimate an invisible girl."- from 

Rachael's Recap

Book Rating: 3.8 chocolate bars 
Cover Rating: 4 chocolate bars 

When I first read the little blurb, I thought they meant a girl that could turn invisible, not an actual invisible girl! It was a super cool surprise and totally changed my expectations for this book.   In Transparent the main character , Fiona, escapes from her father so she does not have to continue living as his personal spy.  When she and her mother escape, Fiona starts school and meets other teens that are "special" like her.  I loved Fiona's character - strong and brave. I also loved her best friend, Bea, and her family and of course Brady and Seth. This book was funny and had twists and turns that I never saw coming. All the characters were new and fresh, not the same stereotypical girls and guys in YA books. I did feel that the first chunk of the book was really rushed though - It needed more explanation. Also, I got a huge surprise involving Fiona's love interest. I can't tell you how happy I was about that ( and no I am not going to tell you. Go pick up the book yourself). 

What I loved:

  • Fiona was not the only character with a superpower
  • Surprise twists I never saw coming ( yes, it is about Brady)
  • There are so many brothers in this book! 
  • Lots of cool superpowers, some I have never heard of

What I wished were different:

  •  I wished there was more in beginning of the book of how life was like with her father
  • I wished  there was  more of a history for Bea's family ( if you read the book you will understand)
  • It ended a bit suddenly for me
  • I wish the ending was stronger
  • Fiona over reacted a lot 
If you are looking for a book full of twist and turns and some pretty awesome super powers then go get Natalie Whipple debut novel Transparent.