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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Facebook Page

I have FINALLY (lol) started a Facebook page for the blog. It links up the twitter and the networked blogs to it, so it's more up to date (as I have a tendency to forget to blog) about books I've read and finished and stuff I'm writing.

I'm also holding a 100 follower giveaway for the likes on the page. The post pinned to the top explains it all. ^_^

Please check it out and like. (Click the image)






Also the Blog has it's own Twitter now too. ^_^ @Readers_Garden Check use out there too. ^_^

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It spotlights upcoming releases that we just can’t wait for. ^_^ 

I actually forgot I put this book on my list until a few days ago and then it's been like, "Omg, is it out yet? Let me check the release date. Omg is it out yet?"  You get the point. This is definitely a must read for everyone reading paranormal YA.

Silver by

An Irish heritage, Celtic myth, and deadly beauty

In eighth grade, Brianna did something so dreadful she was suspended and homeschooled. No one could explain what happened that night . . . except Brianna’s Irish grandmother, who gave her a silver charm bracelet and told her to wear it until she turned seventeen. Ever since she slipped it on, Brianna has felt like she’s invisible. People stare right past her as if she doesn’t exist. And that includes Blake Williams, the one boy she can’t resist.

But everything changes in one frozen, silver moment when Blake sees her—and recognizes what she’s been hiding. Brianna is descended from Danu, the legendary Bandia of Celtic myth. Yet before she can fully understand who or what she is, Brianna accidentally binds her soul to Blake—whose tribe has spent the last thousand years hunting Danu’s descendants to protect humanity.
 
See I told you it was awesomeness. ^_^ What is your pick for the week?
 
 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Book Review: The Brotherhood of Piaxia


The Brotherhood Of Piaxia
Author: Michael Drakich
Publish Date:March 2012
Publisher: Indie

Years have passed since the overthrow of the monarchy by the Brotherhood of Warlocks and they rule Piaxia in peaceful accord. But now forces are at work to disrupt this rule from outside the Brotherhood as well as within! Follow Tarlok, Savan and Tessia as their paths intertwine, with the Brotherhood in pursuit and the powerful merchant’s guild manipulating the populace for their own end.


Everyone (that I know) loves a good fantasy. Who doesn’t love daring heroes and wondrous heroines? Or spectacular shows of magic and cunning sidekicks? It’s been a while since I’ve read such a book, so when asked I was thrilled with the opportunity to read this.

It’s like a dash of Dragonlance, toss in some Robert Jordan for flavor and sprinkle a little Harry Potter in for zing. (Take my Hodge podge with a grain of salt will you? Trying to remain spoiler free here.) The world is unto itself different yet similar to fantasy worlds I’ve visited before so it was sort of like a homecoming. At the same time because it did feel slightly familiar there was no enchantment to it.

The characters are what we expect from fantasy characters. They’re strong in their own individual ways and weak in them as well. There is no perfect character. Though I would have liked more time with them individual to get to know them better.

The story flips in a continuous rotation between characters. For those not used to handling more than two or three characters at a time this may not be for you. However for those that have read the previously mentioned series in my salad complex you’ll find this story enjoyable and (again as I said preciously) comfortably familiar.

Overall, I would say it was an average experience. For me there was nothing really epic about the tale though it was engaging and at time entertaining. I would however, recommend this for those that enjoy and often visit the vast realm of fantasy.

My Rating:

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Treasured Thursdays (2012-05-10)



Treasured Thursdays is a weekly meme I originally created here however, it’s being hosted over at Mel’s Book blog as I’ve not had the time to coax it into fruition. This week our topic (picked by Mel) is most treasured book boyfriends.

It seems like every time I pick up a book I fall a little in love with one of the characters. It's not always the leading man either, and there are several underdogs that have my unconditional love, but with so many, how do I pick one all time favorite?
 
I struggled with this. Book boyfriends are plentiful. I mean, there's Jem, and Etienne, and Irial, and Zach and Tristan and Patch and Four, and Ash, and Vincent, and the list goes on and on... They're all treasured for different reasons. 

Then I decided to make a list. I made a list of everything that I feel should be in the ultimate, above all others book boyfriend. Here it is:

#1 He needs to be able to protect the girl. It doesn't even have to be with super powers, or paranormal skills.  Protecting someone takes a lot of different meanings.

#2 Compassion.  Even a bad boy has compassion. It's important that he's not scared to care or too hard to be kind when needed. 

#3 A well of patience. Hot tempers only lead to angry tears; and rush and rush and rush leads to mistakes or missing the little things. A measure of calm and cool should temper him.

#4 Think, think, think. There are some (and I won't mention names) that jump to conclusions or don't think about reaction when completing actions.  He's got to be able to think clearly and calculate. 

#5 Listen.  Not just hear but really listen. This is a rare skill and it's more appreciated then some guys realize.

#6 He has to be there. Not just pop up when it's convenient for him, but really be there. He has to be able to support during a crisis.  He needs to be dependable.

#7 Sense of humor is a must. Even if it's only mild he should be able to laugh. Some situation can only be cured with laughter. And there are a lot of times when laughter is the alternative to screaming. 

#8 Half-assed-ness is not acceptable. Multitasking is cool , but not to the point where nothing gets accomplished. It's also a mark of commitment. If he can finish a task then he knows how to commit to something.

#9 Responsibility. Does he understand the meaning of the word at all? Or is he flippant and uncaring about everything except what effects himself? Or can he do what is needed to be done without the poking and prodding of others because he's responsible enough to acknowledge it as his burden?

#10 Pride goeth before the fall. He should have some pride but not so much it prevents him from asking for help or leaning on someone when times get tough. It doesn't stop him from crying if needs be or baring his heart. 

Okay, okay, so I realize I'm really, super, extremely picky but this is for the super, ultimate, above all others, treasured book boyfriend. AND I know whit this list there's a lot of my treasured men that don't make the cut. So, now that this list is complete there are only two that make the cut. And I'm okay with that.


*drumroll*


The two remaining above all others, ultimate, book boyfriends are:


Jem Carstairs (The Infernal Devices) and Zachary Moore (Shade)


Congrats boys, you are the best of the best. ^_^


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It spotlights upcoming releases that we just can’t wait for. ^_^I've been dying for this book since I saw the totally gorgeous cover:

Gravity by Melissa West 
Expected Publication: Oct 2012
In the future, only one rule will matter: Don’t. Ever. Peek.

Seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander just broke that rule and saw the last person she expected hovering above her bed--arrogant Jackson Locke, the most popular boy in her school. She expects instant execution or some kind of freak alien punishment, but instead, Jackson issues a challenge: help him, or everyone on Earth will die.

Ari knows she should report him, but everything about Jackson makes her question what she’s been taught about his kind. And against her instincts, she’s falling for him. But Ari isn’t just any girl, and Jackson wants more than her attention. She’s a military legacy who’s been trained by her father and exposed to war strategies and societal information no one can know--especially an alien spy, like Jackson. Giving Jackson the information he needs will betray her father and her country, but keeping silent will start a war.
Isn't it beautiful? And so mysterious too. I'm so excited. I can't wait. What's your pick?
 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday, May 8th

 
 
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers answer. Everyone is welcome to join! All they ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! It’s super fun and a great way to meet other bloggers.

Today’s top ten is “Book Quotes.” Here are my all time favorites. Some of them make me crack up and others are just good sense. ^_^ What are yours?

1.  “I wasn't being a git. I wasn't even being a twat, or a wanker, or any of your other bleeding Briticisms-” Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss

2.  “It's all right to love someone who doesn't love you back, as long as they're worth you loving them. As long as they deserve it.” Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

3. “Why are Americans so fascinated by Ireland?” Keith asked... “you all think you’re Irish. What’s the appeal? Do you like the accent more? Is it all the magical rocks? Oh, look, a lep­rechaun...” Maureen Johnson, The Last Little BlueEnvelope

4. “Tristan was silent for a few moments, looking at the leaves before them. "Life isn’t about the past and the future. Its about today." He paused. "Its about five minutes from now and two seconds ago. Its moments, you know? Not years. Years arent what define us.” Chelsea Fine, Anew

5. “People can be cruelest to those they love.”  Veronica Rossi, Under the Never Sky

6. “What the fuck do you want?" After a pause, he said in a firm voice, "This is Dylan Keeley, the guy who would've killed to trade places with you until five minutes ago." He met my eyes. "She doesn't want to talk to you. Now why don't you go back to screwing your prom queen and let me do the same.” Jeri Smith-Ready, Shift

7. “This isn't a crush, it's obsession. You are never not in my thoughts. Your scent carries across a room and paralyzes me with longing. I don't want to hold your hand. Part of me wants to set you on fire and hold you while the flame consumes us both, to eat your heart so I know that only I possess it entirely.” Gwen Hayes, Falling Under

8.  “I care," he said in a trembling voice. "I care so much that I do not know how to tell you without it seeming inconsequential compared to how I feel. Even if I am distant at times and seem as if I do not want to be with you, it is only because this scares me, too.” Aimee Carter, The Goddess Test

9. “Most of what I say is complete truth. My edit button is broken.” Myra McEntire, Hourglass

10. “Do not be deceived by the politeness of the fey. Fey are almost always polite. This does not mean they will not happily remove your head.” Julie Kagawa, The Iron Knight