#FridayReads (9)


Last night I finished Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) – Richelle Mead and I really enjoyed it. This morning I started The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2) – Rick Riordan and am really enjoying it so far. It’s a little too young for me to completely enjoy, but I like the storyline. The plot hasn’t really taken off yet, though. After I finish the second Percy Jackson book I plan to pick up Legend (Legend #1) – Marie Lu.

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Review: Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) – Richelle Mead


Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) – Richelle Mead

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Title: Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2)

Author: Richelle Mead

Release Date: April 10, 2008

Publisher: Razorbill

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 327

Source: Bookstore

It’s winter break at St. Vladimir’s, but Rose is feeling anything but festive. A massive Strigoi attack has put the school on high alert, and now the Academy’s crawling with Guardians—including Rose’s hard-hitting mother, Janine Hathaway. And if hand-to-hand combat with her mom wasn’t bad enough, Rose’s tutor Dimitri has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason’s got a huge crush on her, and Rose keeps getting stuck in Lissa’s head while she’s making out with her boyfriend, Christian! The Strigoi are closing in, and the Academy’s not taking any risks… This year, St. Vlad’s annual holiday ski trip is mandatory. 

But the glittering winter landscape and the posh Idaho resort only create the illusion of safety. When three friends run away in an offensive move against the deadly Strigoi, Rose must join forces with Christian to rescue them. But heroism rarely comes without a price…

5 out of 5 stars

Plot:

I love the Vampire Academy world Richelle Mead has created. It’s so different from anything I’ve ever read and I love the world. They live at the Vampire Academy boarding school where they learn to fight Strigoi, evil “dead” vampires. The guardians train to save the Moroi, pure blood vampires.There are the twelve royal families and they have the most protection. In this book there are Strigoi attacks at the beginning, so they go to an elite vampire ski resort and spend all of holiday at the resort. I loved the resort setting and this one was so good. I liked this one even more than Vampire Academy.

Characters:

Rose is one of my favorite characters because she’s so sassy and she always has witty remarks. I love the relationship between Rose and Dimitri. I love that Rose loves Dimitri so much and get get over him. Dimitri loves her too and it’s even better because it’s “forbidden”. Lissa and Christian are a cute couple but I don’t really like Christian’s attitude.It’s cool that he knows how to use his magic and I can’t wait to see them when they can all use their powers. Lissa is the Moroi that Rose protects and is also Rose’s best friend. I like Lissa more in this one because she isn’t depressed all the time, but because of the medication she is on, she can’t use her magic. Lissa is a really nice best friend character for Rose though. She lightens the mood because she’s kind of ditzy and Rose is always sarcastic or serious.

Who Would I Be?:

I would be Rose because I love how sassy she is. I love all her remarks that she comes up with and I really love everything about her. I would also love Dimitri to have a crush on me because he’s yet another book crush… *sigh*

Series:

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1) – Richelle Mead

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Woah, Dere Wednesday (9)


This week I am reading Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) – Richelle Mead. I love this series and am so glad that I picked this one up. Frostbite is better than Vampire Academy *review* because you already know the characters and the setting and you can focus on the plot changing and twisting. I really love Rose because she’s snarky and sassy, and Lissa is sweet but apparently has wonderful ideas. I am at the part where Lissa just gave her ideas about the Moroi fighting to some of the other Royals. I really enjoy this story and I love that it’s set at a ski resort. It’s great to read a wintery book while it’s cold and wintery outside because it feels like you could do some of the things they’re doing. I feel like I could go skiing and be at an awesome ski resort. :)

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Top Ten Tuesday (5)


This week is the Top Ten Tuesday Rewind. I get to pick any of the previous topics from the Top Ten Tuesday from the master list on The Broke and Bookish. I picked Top Ten Favorite Covers because even though you aren’t supposed to judge a book by it’s cover, we all do. So bring on the pretty books :)

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1. Magisterium – Jeff Hirsh

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2. Fury (The Fury Trilogy #1) – Elizabeth Miles *review*

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3. City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) – Cassandra Clare

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4. Reboot (Reboot #1) – Amy Tintera

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5. We Were Liars – E. Lockhart *review*

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6. Not a Drop to Drink (Not a Drop to Drink #1) – Mindy McGinnis

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7. Bunheads – Sophie Flack

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8. The Chronicles of Narnia (The Chronicles of Narnia #1-7) – C. S. Lewis

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9. Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) – Marissa Meyer

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10. The Selection (The Selection #1) – Kiera Cass

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These are just some of the many covers that I think are very pretty. I have all of them except City of Heavenly Fire because I have to wait until MAY! ughhh. So. Far. Away.

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Review: We’ll Always Have Summer (Summer #3) – Jenny Han


We’ll Always Have Summer (Summer #3) – Jenny Han

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Title: We’ll Always Have Summer (Summer #3)

Author: Jenny Han

Release Date: April 26, 2011

Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 291

Source: Bookstore

It’s been two years since Conrad told Belly to go with Jeremiah. She and Jeremiah have been inseparable ever since, even attending the same college– only, their relationship hasn’t exactly been the happily ever after Belly had hoped it would be. And when Jeremiah makes the worst mistake a boy can make, Belly is forced to question what she thought was true love. Does she really have a future with Jeremiah? Has she ever gotten over Conrad? It’s time for Belly to decide, once and for all, who has her heart forever.

4 out of 5 stars

Plot:

This was the perfect ending to the Summer Trilogy. I loved this book. I started this morning and finished it around 1:45. I really enjoyed this book and it makes me want summer to come. This book was about Jeremiah proposing to Belly right at the end of her freshman year in college. She loves him, so she says yes. They think the families will be happy for them, but it turns out they highly disapprove. Everyone says they’re much too young to be making big decisions, like getting married. She loves Jere, but does she love him enough to spend the rest of her life with him? Did she fall for the wrong Fisher boy in the end? We’ll Always Have Summer is a realistic take on a college couple getting in over their heads. I love the whole story and all the characters in it.

Characters:

I have been team Conrad for most of the time throughout this series and this book was no exception. Conrad and Belly are perfect together and tehy make the perfect couple. I didn’t like Jere in this book. I’ve never really disliked Jere, but in this one he got irritating and really selfish. People who have read this book understand why Jere is so irritating to me. That is one of the worst, most unforgivable things anyone could ever do. Jere and Belly weren’t meant to be and it really becomes obvious in this book. Belly and Conrad, though, they are perfect. :)

Who Would I Be?:

I would choose to be Conrad because what he did at the end of the book was really brave. I would want to feel what that kind of bravery would feel like. He risked his relationship with his own brother to follow the girl he loved. He chose to act on being in love and in the end it worked out for him.

Series:

It’s Not Summer Without You (Summer #2) – Jenny Han

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Review: Seconds Before Sunrise (The Timely Death Trilogy #2) – Shannon A. Thompson


Seconds Before Sunrise (The Timely Death Trilogy #2) – Shannon A. Thompson

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Title: Seconds Before Sunrise (The Timely Death Trilogy #2)

Author: Shannon A. Thompson

Release Date: March 27, 2014

Publisher: AEC Stellar Publishing

Format: eARC

Page Number: 277

Source: Sent in return for review

Two nightmares. One memory.

“Chaos within destiny. It was the definition of our love.”

Eric has weeks before his final battle when he’s in an accident. Forced to face his human side, he knows he can’t survive if he fights alone. But he doesn’t want to surrender, even if he becomes the sacrifice for war.

Jessica’s memory isn’t the only thing she’s lost. Her desire to find her parents is gone and so is her confidence. But when fate leaves nightmares behind, she decides to find the boy she sees in them, even if it risks her sanity.

4 out of 5 stars

Plot:

I started this book today… and finished it today. This was the perfect addition to the first in the series. I loved the first one and found that I loved this one even more. I still want to know what happens to Zac and Robb though. What the heck. Why did they just disappear? Anyway, this book was about Eric destroying Darthon and the journey it took to get there. Throughout 3/4 of the book Jessica didn’t even remember Eric and that was hard at first because I love them together and I want them to be together forever. They have to be together forever… right? Shannon, I forbid you from taking away some of my all-time favorite characters! The ending to this book was amazing and I loved it so so much!

Characters:

I love, love, love Eric and Jess. They are some of my all-time favorite characters from any book. The characters have been so well thought out and I have to come to the assumption that all Shannon’s characters will continue to be well thought out. Eric and Jessica are the perfect couple and Eric is yet another fictional crush.

Who Would I Be?:

I would be Jessica because I would get to have rocking-awesome powers and I would have Eric love me forever. Um, yes. I think Jessica’s powers are so cool and I would love to have purple eyes as well. She has purple eyes, seriously that would be so cool.

Series:

Minutes Before Sunset (The Timely Death Trilogy #1)

Death Before Daylight (The Timely Death Trilogy #3)

*Thank you so much Shannon for sending me this book to read! I love your work and look forward to the last installment to this series!!*

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#FridayReads (8)


Woo. I’m sick… again. Because I am sick, I’ll be able to read. A lot. This morning I finished Shadowland (The Immortals #3) – Alyson Noël and I am just about to start Seconds Before Sunrise (The Timely Death Trilogy #2) – Shannon A. Thompson. I absolutely loved the first book in the Timely Death Trilogy, Minutes Before Sunset, and have the opportunity to read the second before it even comes out. Shannon contacted me and asked me if I would want to review the second, and of course I said yes! I loved the first one and cannot wait to pick this one up. :)

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*Big thanks to Shannon A. Thompson for sending me an eARC of Seconds Before Sunrise!*

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