Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wicked Wildfire Read-A-Thon // Goals

Wicked Wildfire Read-A-Thon

Its getting hot in here. So get all your books and have a great read-a thon.And maybe even win a few books!![ to the tune of Nelly's Its getting hot in here] ^_^

This will be my 2nd read-athon. A fun button. If i do say so my self. Hosted by : Rebecca @ Kindle Fever | April @ My Shelf Confessions

                                                         The schedule
8AM Wednesday – 8AM Thursday | Something Wicked This Way Comes… | Rebecca @ Kindle Fever
4PM Wednesday – 4PM Thursday | Slake Your Thirst | Kimberly @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer
8AM Thursday – 8AM Friday | Cover Lover | Marie @ Ramblings of a Daydreamer
4PM Thursday – 4PM Friday | Wicked Title Trouble | Melissa @ Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf
8AM Friday – 8AM Saturday | Sonnets & Songs | Amanda @ Letters Inside Out
4PM Friday – 4PM Saturday | Beach Soiree | Kriss @ The Cabin Goddess Reviews
8AM Saturday – 8AM Sunday | Mix ‘n Match | Benji @ The Non Reluctant Reader
4PM Saturday – 4PM Sunday | Party Up With Literature | Preet @ A Written Rhapsody
Midnight Saturday – Midnight Sunday | Wicked Summer Scorcher | April @ My Shelf Confessions

Read-a-Thon Goals:[ I"m currently in my midterms. That means will read more textbooks . Still reading right ? lol  i will only read 2boooks. There;s a chance only one. Super exited

 Read at least 2 books.
 Have fun and make friends! :)

book[s] i'll try to read

Burn baby burn. Lets burn  trough the pages

update and challenge
Day 1// 6 pm est
pages read;  null

                                                Slake your Thirst

Share your favorite drink recipe* and the
 cover of your favorite/most anticipated summer read!

Old Fashioned Ice Cream Soda
Ingredients:1/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1 cup vanilla ice cream (or 1 large scoop)
club soda (cold) or seltzer water (cold)
canned whipped cream (optional)

1Pour the milk into one tall 16-ounce glass.
2Stir in syrup.
3Add in ice cream and enough soda water or selzer to fill almost to top of glass.
4Top with whipped cream if desired.
5Serve with a long spoon and a big straw

my most anticipated summer
More than anything, Tom Raines wants to be important, though his shadowy life is anything but that. For years, Tom’s drifted from casino to casino with his unlucky gambler of a dad, gaming for their survival. Keeping a roof over their heads depends on a careful combination of skill, luck, con artistry, and staying invisible.

Then one day, Tom stops being invisible. Someone’s been watching his virtual-reality prowess, and he’s offered the incredible—a place at the Pentagonal Spire, an elite military academy. There, Tom’s instincts for combat will be put to the test, and if he passes, he’ll become a member of the Intrasolar Forces, helping to lead his country to victory in World War Three. Finally, he’ll be someone important: a superhuman war machine with the tech skills that every virtual-reality warrior dreams of. Life at the Spire holds everything that Tom’s always wanted—friends, the possibility of a girlfriend, and a life where his every action matters—but what will it cost him?

This summer there are a lot of YA books with a male MC. i\m exited to read. virtual reality and reall danger. Freaking awesome

Updates and challenges


#WWReadathon: Sonnets and Serenades Challenge

This poem does not do the relationship of Rainier and Ellysetta justice
I once scorched the world with fire and rage
And lost my humanity , love and became a beast that day
But my soul found miss upon a day
It found you Ellysetta , my Feyreisa
The savior of they fey
with this i conclude a lovely saying after long surveying

Ver reisa ku’chae.Kem surah , shei’tani
[Your soul calls.Mine answers, beloved}

Lord of the Fading Lands (Tairen Soul #1)
by C.L. Wilson
Synopsis:Once he had scorched the world.
Once he had driven back overwhelming darkness.
Once he had loved with such passion, his name was legend...
Now a thousand years later, a new threat calls him from the Fading Lands, back into the world that had cost him so dearly. Now an ancient, familiar evil is regaining its strength, and a new voice beckons him--more compelling, more seductive, more maddening than any before. 
As the power of his most bitter enemy grows and ancient alliances crumble, the wildness in his blood will not be denied. The tairen must claim his truemate and embrace the destiny woven for him in the mists of time.

WOW #6

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly Meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. Book bloggers present upcoming books they can’t wait to read and share their enthusiasm about new releases. 

Personal Effectsby E.M. Kokie
Published by: Candlewick Press
Date to be published: : September 11th 2012

Synopsis: Ever since his brother, T.J., was killed in Iraq, Matt feels like he’s been sleepwalking through life — failing classes, getting into fights, and avoiding his dad’s lectures about following in his brother’s footsteps. T.J.’s gone, but Matt can’t shake the feeling that if only he could get his hands on his brother’s stuff from Iraq, he’d be able to make sense of his death. But as Matt searches for answers about T.J.’s death, he faces a shocking revelation about T.J.’s life that suggests he may not have known T.J. as well as he thought. What he learns challenges him to stand up to his father, honor his brother’s memory, and take charge of his own life. 

Something Like Normal
by Trish Doller
Published by  Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Date to be published:  June 19th 2012

Synopsis: When Travis returns home from a stint in Afghanistan, his parents are splitting up, his brother’s stolen his girlfriend and his car, and he’s haunted by nightmares of his best friend’s death. It’s not until Travis runs into Harper, a girl he’s had a rocky relationship with since middle school, that life actually starts looking up. And as he and Harper see more of each other, he begins to pick his way through the minefield of family problems and post-traumatic stress to the possibility of a life that might resemble normal again. Travis’s dry sense of humor, and incredible sense of honor, make him an irresistible and eminently lovable hero

I admire the teens and Young adults for protecting their nation. It must be tough . To see things nightmares are made off. I have not read these yet but i have a feeling in my gut. These will touching words written on paper.[ Something Like Normal will be pubblished 19th of june. so exited for my copy]

Sunday, June 17, 2012

$200 Amazon Giftcard give away entry

$200 Amazon Giftcard give away

Want to win a $200 amazon giftcard? I know I the link below to be taken to the giveaway!

$200 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Review: Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown

Lies Beneath (Lies Beneath #1)[ add to Goodreads]
by Anne Greenwood Brown

Published by  Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Date publication:  June 12th 2012
Source: netgalley
Rating : 2.8/5

Synopsis:  Calder White lives in the cold, clear waters of Lake Superior, the only brother in a family of murderous mermaids. To survive, Calder and his sisters prey on humans, killing them to absorb their energy. But this summer the underwater clan targets Jason Hancock out of pure revenge. They blame Hancock for their mother's death and have been waiting a long time for him to return to his family's homestead on the lake. Hancock has a fear of water, so to lure him in, Calder sets out to seduce Hancock's daughter, Lily. Easy enough—especially as Calder has lots of practice using his irresistable good looks and charm on ususpecting girls. Only this time Calder screws everything up: he falls for Lily—just as Lily starts to suspect that there's more to the monsters-in-the-lake legends than she ever imagined. And just as his sisters are losing patience with him 

My thoughts 

Cover : What’s that on the surface? Blood? Bloody excellent plus a malicious mermaid. Perfection [ I love green]

Book : Lies beneath was  one mine  10  highly  most anticipated releases of 2012 .  Sad to say it was a letdown.

I expected  a dark book. What the synopsis said it would be. Not that dark at all. Not even grey [ a color joke , I think =^_^=[random meow] TVD[the vicious deep was not that dark but fun . LB  was boring. Link to the vicious deep ]  I dove into Lies beneath . Instead of a tsunami I experienced a tiny ripple.

The plot was slow and I became bored at page 150. The beginning was ok. We  meet  Calder White  and his ‘’sisters’’. Maris [a crazy bitch], Talulah [ a murderous pinky pie, who ‘’accidently’ kills her  romantic flames] and last but not least the native bombshell  Pavati . They request Calder to return home[ cold lake  Superior ]from his Caribbean vacation  to avenge the murder of their mother and kill the  grown up son of the man that did it decades ago. The story lacked that extra something. I did not fall for the characters  or care for them except Calder and Talulah [c’mon she reminds me of pinky pie/ I’m a proud brony]

I have to give props to the mermaid lore. Some what creepy . They feed off of the energy of happy humans, they transform in water which allows them to travel on land, and their bodies radiate signals to draw innocent souls to the water.
And to lily for being suspicious  and not falling for Calder at first sight. The romance was weak but ok

I was disappointed when  I had finished Lies beneath. At least Calder’s  narrative help my trough it. Sad to say  I did not love it. Maybe I’ll continue the series. Read  my review with a grain of salt. A lot of people liked it even some blogging comrades of mine , maybe you will too


 one of my favourite trailers and a soothing voice. To lure, to kill
sad i did not love Lies Beneath 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Review : The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Cordova

The Vicious Deep (The Vicious Deep #1) [add to Goodreads]
by Zoraida Córdova

Published by Sourcebooks Fire
Date publication :May 1st 2012
Gifted [tnx shelagh]
Rating : 4.5/5

Synopsis:For Tristan Hart, everything changes with one crashing wave.
He was gone for three days. Sucked out to sea in a tidal wave and spit back ashore at Coney Island with no memory of what happened. Now his dreams are haunted by a terrifying silver mermaid with razor-sharp teeth.
His best friend Layla is convinced something is wrong. But how can he explain he can sense emotion like never before? How can he explain he’s heir to a kingdom he never knew existed? That he’s suddenly a pawn in a battle as ancient as the gods.
Something happened to him in those three days. He was claimed by the sea…and now it wants him back.

My thoughts

Cover: Awesome currents and an acient tridend . Green , my beloved color

Book: Tristan Hart, a teen life guard.A tanned sarcastic dude with a great bod.[ girls i approve you all to go ga ga and drooling over him]. He’s living a great life, cool school swim team/life guard squad, great best friendfrend and a loving parents. But his life is not a calm sea anymore. He dissapears after a rescue in the crashing waves of a sudden storm. 3 days later ,he resurfaces on the beach at coney Island abd does not know what occurred on those days. His dreams are haunted by a terrifiying silver mermaid. He was claimed by the Sea and now it wants him Back.

This tail was sweet[ And so was his]. I’ve never been to brooklyn or coney island and only saw it in movies.But I could feel being at the beach and the brooklyn vibe.My mom visited brooklyn when she was younger so asked her how it was being at coney island. Z Cordova can create a atmosphere . Some parts in this book felt disney ish, darker disney but still fun, airy and a good hearted.

I bet you all know this is a mermaid book.[I think].I fell in love with merpeople through disney’s ariel [ I <3 gingers . And a ginger novelist as a life partner would be dreamy] But rather few or none are being told from a male perspective. From a merman[sounds corny] a merbro[ lame] a merdude[ I like that term better. Tristan is not lame or a wimp] Me being a dude. I long for the male voice in books. Their reactions in situations and thoughts

The caracters gave the book its drive. From Tristan complaining of his glitteringly but masculine boy blue color.The arguing of Trisan and Kurt and the curiosity of Thalia. His “cousins’’. To the guts and spunk but still girly ness of Layla , his bestest best frend .

The Vicious Deep is written in 1st pov. I expected it to be darker but I got a fun some what light hearted book with quite some moments of darkness and terror.I cant wait for book two . I speculate something fishy is just around the corner[ yes I used a overly cliched pun] Want some hot merdudes. One of them telling the story. With something that could be romance. Jump in and dive and give The Vicious Deep a try. A fun summer or beach read. A great read for both sexes.

the trailer

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