06 July 2011

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.

Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone - one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship - tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.

Now, Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.
Review:
Across the Universe has to be the most original books I've read this year. What can I say except, I LOVED IT. Its such a wonderful book and it would be absolutely hard to explain without having an hour to spare. When it comes to sci-fi, you can either get "Absolutely Amazing" or "What Are These People On?" This book definately goes in the "Absolutely Amazing" catagory. I also think it take a certain kind of person to be able to read sci-fi (I'm a major Doctor Who fan so I have no trouble) but I think this book is able to possibly reach out to people of other genres and pull them in. I found this novel to be absolutely captivating and think about it everyday. Really looking forward to the next book.
Read: June 2011
Rating: 5/5 Stars

Coming soon...

I'm on a review writing spree! Passing the time writing book reviews on Goodreads. I would love to morph this into a book review blog. That would be freaking fantastic. Well, once I figure out exactly how to get my reviews on here, then I'll be on my way.

01 July 2011

I have a problem...

Everyone has an addiction of some sort, right? Well, mine would be buying books. Well owning books really. (Like I would turn down a free book.) I love libraries and all that but theres something about walking into my room and seeing all my books sitting on shelves where I can just pick them up anytime I want and just read. So I decided to document my addiction by sharing all the books I have yet to read and my ever shameful pile of books I've haven't bothered to finish.
So here we go. This might take awhile.

To be read:
-Doctor Who: The Eyeless by Lance Parkin
-Witch Child by Celia Rees
-Sorceress by Celia Rees
-A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
-I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak
-Corsets & Clockwork: 13 Steampunk Romances
-Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater
-The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
-A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb
-Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
-The Luxe by Anna Godbersen
-Ruined by Paula Morris
-Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
-City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
-Falling Under by Gwen Hayes
-Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach
-Blue Moon by Alyson Noel
-Need by Carrie Jones
-Ghost Huntress: The Awakening by Marley Gibson
-Dark Mirror by M J Putney
-We Hear The Dead by Dianne K Salerni
-Haven by Kristi Cook
-Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon
-Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
-Wither by Lauren DeStefano
-Divergent by Veronica Roth
-The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
-The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong
-Die For Me by Amy Plum
-Torment by Lauren Kate
-The Lost Saint by Bree Despain
-Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
-Siren by Tricia Rayburn
-Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
-Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
-Dark Visions by L J Smith

To Finish:
-Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith
-The Dying Breath by Alane Ferguson
-Wings by Aprilynne Pike
-Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
-The Host by Stephenie Meyer.

Now the only problem is, which one do I read next?

17 April 2011

It's Here!

FINALLY! After waiting and emailing and waiting, my faerie finally arrived. Its not the one I originally wanted but I love it all the same. It's so gorgeous! Just look at it! I have to say I was very pleased with everything despite that fact that my original order was backordered and what not. Sacred Mists has some of the best customer service I have ever seen and their items and the variety and selection of items they have is huge. I have a Tiger's Eye pendant from them as well as a Faerie Moon Amulet and I love them to death. Just had to take the time to share!

08 April 2011

Words are AWESOME!

I think the most important part of a novel are those first few sentences. Whether the book starts out with a preface, pologue, or chapter one, what you first read sets the whole tone of the book. So, I've gone through my bookshelves and found some awesome beginnings.

"The best day of my life happened when I was five and almost died at Disney World."
--Going Bovine by Libba Bray

"First the colors. Then the humans. That's usually how I see things. Or at least, how I try. Here is a small fact: You are going to die."
--The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

"Everything changed the night I saw the burning man fall from the sky."
--Falling Under by Gwen Hayes

"Mommy forgot to warn the new babysitter about the basement."
--The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong

"They said she killed her self. Everyone was saying it."
--The Hollow by Jessica Verday

"I am Mary. I am a witch. Or some would call me."
--Witch Child by Celia Rees

"There are seventeen mad houses in the city of Lovecraft. I've visited all of them."
--The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge

"Strangers never walk down this road, the sisters thought in unison as the man trudged towards them. Certainly not strangers in business suits-- there was no reason for them to be out here in the middle of nowhere."
--Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

"The gunman is useless. I know it. He knows it. The whole bank knows it."
--I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

"There were only two kinds of people in our town. 'The stupid and the stuck,' my father had affectionately classified our neighbors. 'The ones who stay are too dumb to go. Everyone else finds a way out.'"
--Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

"My mother used to tell me about the ocean. She said there was a place where there was nothing but water as far as you could see and that is was always moving, rushing toward you and then away."
--The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

02 April 2011

Books, birthdays, and blogging...

Wow. I need to get used to this regular blogging thing. Thinking about giving this a makeover... Anyway, I finished Afterlife the other day and it was pretty fantastic. I'm extremely sad that the series is over, but I'm looking foreward to Balthazar's story.
A couple day ago, after one of my regular trips to Borders, I started reading The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge and I cannot gush enough about how amazing that book is. I'm completely in love with the whole steampunk setting and the fact that magic and witches play a huge part in the story line. Its one of those literary worlds that I could spend the rest of my live in.
Another note, my birthday is coming up soon. YAY! Although the faerie ornimate I ordered for myself from the Sacred Mists Shoppe hasn't arrived yet, I'm pretty excited.
So as my book wish list dwindles down to pre-orders, I bid thee (whoever it is who actually reads my blog) farewell.