Life of a Blogger | Actors/Actresses

Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014 5:00 AM
 
Life of  a Blogger is a weekly meme hosted by Novel Heartbeat
 
This week's topic is: Actors/Actresses
 

Favorite Actors

Channing Tatum
 
Charlie Hunnam 

Norman Reedus
 
 
Will Smith
 

Favorite Actresses

Jennifer Lawrence
 
Emma Stone

Jennifer Aniston

 
Sandra Bullock
 
 
Who are some of your favorite Actors/Actresses?
 
 
 

ARC Review | Rebel by Amy Tintera

Posted on Monday, April 14, 2014 4:00 AM



Series: Reboot # 2
Format: e-ARC
Source: Publisher via Edelwiess
Publication Date: May 13, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
 The sequel to the action-packed Reboot is a can't-miss thrill ride, perfect for fans of James Patterson, Veronica Roth, and Marie Lu.

After coming back from death as Reboots and being trained by HARC as soldiers, Wren and Callum have finally escaped north, where they hope to find a life of freedom. But when they arrive at the Reboot Reservation, it isn't what they expected. Under the rule of a bloodthirsty leader, Micah, the Reboots are about to wage an all-out war on the humans. Although Wren's instincts are telling her to set off into the wilderness on their own and leave the battle far behind, Callum is unwilling to let his human family be murdered. When Micah commits the ultimate betrayal, the choice is made for them. But Micah has also made a fatal mistake . . . he's underestimated Wren and Callum.

The explosive finale to the Reboot duology is full of riveting action and steamy love scenes as Wren and Callum become rebels against their own kind.
 
 

My Thoughts

After reading and falling in love with Reboot last year, I could not wait to get my hands on Rebel to see how everything would wrap up.  I'm happy to say that Rebel was everything I was hoping for. 
Wren and Callum have finally made it to the Reboot Reservation and even though it looks good on the outside, they quickly learn that it's not the answer they were hoping for.  Micah, the Reservation leader isn't the nice guy that he portrays to Wren at first either.  Micah turns out to be a bloodthirsty asshole who wants to wipe the humans off the face of the earth, but will Wren and Callum let that happen?  I don't know (actually I do, but I'm not telling) you'll have to read to find out.

Wren is just as kickass in this book as she was in Reboot, although she has came a long way from the cold, emotionless girl that she seemed at the beginning of Reboot.  While I think some of that has to do with Callum, I don't think he's the only thing that changed her.  I feel like she was always a caring person underneath all that HRAC crap that filled her head, and I was so glad that we get to see more of that side in Rebel. 

In my opinion, Callum really steps up to the plate in this book.  I can't say much because I don' want to give anything away, but I will say that he while some things took me by surprise, I can see why he ends up where he does. 
 Overall, Rebel is just as action packed and engrossing as its predecessor.  Tintera's writing is amazing and she done a wonderful job bringing this duology to an end.
 



 

Sunday Showdown (2) Creepiest Cover

Posted on Sunday, April 13, 2014 4:00 AM
 
I'm a huge horror fan so I thought that I would do a creepy cover showdown for today. 
 
 

Here's the contenders:

 
 


Let the showdown begin!

 
Which cover is the creepiest?





  
pollcode.com free polls 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Book Review | Split Second by Kasie West

Posted on Friday, April 11, 2014 4:00 AM


 
 
Series: Pivot Point, # 2
Format: Hardback
Source: Won
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: February 11, 2014
 

Life can change in a split second.

Addie hardly recognizes her life since her parents divorced. Her boyfriend used her. Her best friend betrayed her. She can’t believe this is the future she chose. On top of that, her ability is acting up. She’s always been able to Search the future when presented with a choice. Now she can manipulate and slow down time, too . . . but not without a price.

When Addie’s dad invites her to spend her winter break with him, she jumps at the chance to escape into the Norm world of Dallas, Texas. There she meets the handsome and achingly familiar Trevor. He’s a virtual stranger to her, so why does her heart do a funny flip every time she sees him? But after witnessing secrets that were supposed to stay hidden, Trevor quickly seems more suspicious of Addie than interested in her. And she has an inexplicable desire to change that.

Meanwhile, her best friend, Laila, has a secret of her own: she can restore Addie’s memories . . . once she learns how. But there are powerful people who don’t want to see this happen. Desperate, Laila tries to manipulate Connor, a brooding bad boy from school—but he seems to be the only boy in the Compound immune to her charms. And the only one who can help her.

As Addie and Laila frantically attempt to retrieve the lost memories, Addie must piece together a world she thought she knew before she loses the love she nearly forgot . . . and a future that could change everything.


 
 

My Thoughts


Ok, Ms. West, we all know your secret so you should just go head and admit it now. What secret am I talking about? The one about you being a Para with the ability to tell AMAZING stories. Seriously, I don't think you can hide it any longer. 

Now, since I got that out of the way, let's move on to the incoherent mess that I will call a review.

Split Second is just as amazing as its predecessor, it has everything that I loved about Pivot Point plus more. We get to see the aftermath of Addie's desicion to stay with her mom and how everything played out with Duke.

One of my favorite things about this book is that we also get Laila's POV instead of just Addie's. I loved being inside Laila's head and seeing how much she cared about Addie, she feels so horrible about the things she has done that she is willing to do anything to make it right. She also meets a very swoonworthy boy during her journey to advance her ability.

Yes, you heard me right. Not only do we get quite a bit of Trevor time in this book but we also get another boy to drool over. My life is now complete.

At first I was a little worried about the whole switching POV thing, but like I said above, it turned out really, really well. West's writing is flawless so the switch between chapters doesn't feel forced or out of place. The things that each girl are going through all rolls into one big plot, which is wonderful.

Overall, Split Second is just as fun and sweet as the first. If you feel in love with Addie's story in the first book then you will be extremely happy after reading this series ender. I'm a firm believer that Kasie West can do no wrong when it comes to writing and she will forever be on my auto buy list. Well done, Ms. West, Well done.

 
 
 
 



Life of A Blogger | Food

Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2014 4:30 AM
 
Life of a Blogger is a weekly meme hosted by Novel Heartbeat
 
This week's topic is: FOOD!!
 
Here is some of my favorite foods :)
 
I love me some steak!
 
Pizza is also a favorite!

Mmmm, Spaghetti
 
 

Desserts!

 
I LOVE Smores

Strawberry Shortcake is a family favorite :)
 
 
What are some of your favorite foods?
 
 
 


 
 

Four Pics, One Series (7)

Posted on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 4:00 AM

The answers to last weeks Four Pics, One Series was the Razorland Triology by Ann Aguirre and the Everneath Series by Brodi Ashton!
 
Now, on to this weeks pictures.
 

Part 1

 

Part 2


 
 

Let the guessing begin!

 
 
 
 
 
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