Saturday, October 26, 2013

Stacking the Shelves #6

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by  Tynga's Reviews! This meme showcases the books received, bought, or checked out from the library over the past week. 

My local used book store is a place of mystical and fantastic wonders. There's a bin right next to the front door chockfull of free books for anyone's taking, and I was able to find a copy of Anna and the French Kiss and Lock and Key in hard cover. Granted, Anna didn't have a cover slip and I own it already in paperback, and I don't really like Sarah Dessen, but THEY WERE FREE GUYS. I really hit the jack pot. Also, the other three hardcovers I got were only $5 each, and they were in almost perfect condition! I'm in love with that bookstore.

  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti
  • Jane by April Lindner 
  • Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Found in a bin of free books:
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

Friday, October 25, 2013

Excuses, Excuses.

Sorry I haven't been posting as often. I was just so busy with school work this week. I also had a concert for my orchestra and that meant after school rehearsals. I understand why though, because we sounded kind of terrible. This is the face I was trying to suppress when I heard us play early in the week:
And this was after the rehearsals: 

Improvement? Almost imperceptible, but still there!

Also, I just want to add that I school has really been killing me lately. I've been trying really hard to juggle everything, but I don't have enough hours in the day to finish everything as it is, so... Just look at the math:
And next month might be even worse because it's NaNoWriMo, and it's kind of tradition for me to participate. Writing a whole novel in a month is not easy, and I REALLY want to win again. I love the feeling of accomplishment after finishing your first book. But who knows, maybe the writing spirit will fill me and I'll be the world's best blogger in November!

Umm... This was a boring update on my life. Thanks for wasting your time reading it.

Permanent Shadows (The Punishment Sequence #2) by C.E. Wilson

Permanent Shadows by C.E. Wilson
Can you say feels?
Rating: 4/5
When a friend from Teague’s old life comes to visit, it sets in motion a sequence of events that will rock the Pixi world and force Cailin to question everything she thought she knew.

She knows that her father has been keeping secrets, but it’s only now that she begins to realize just how little she knows. Now she is trying to figure out what Owen’s relationship is with her father and if Owen and Teague are really what she thought they were. Learning the truth comes at a price, and Cailin is left wondering who she can trust.

Permanent Shadows is the second book in the YA Paranormal Romance series, The Punishment Sequence.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Stacking the Shelves #5

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by  Tynga's Reviews! This meme showcases the books received, bought, or checked out from the library over the past week. 

Sorry I haven't posted much! I was in Florida all last week, so I didn't really get the opportunity to do much blogging, as internet was LITERALLY slower than anything I've ever experienced in the hotel we were at. My cousins were getting married in Orlando, and to celebrate they got everyone tickets to THE MAGIC KINGDOM. So we were all just enjoying our time in Disney World, taking pictures with Mickey and Cinderella's Castle. They were doing this Halloween special there too, so all the people in the park were supposed to dress up in costumes. (Anyone liking the Khal Drogo and Daenerys Targaryen I met?)
As I stand awkwardly, not knowing where my hands should go...
And what did that have to do with books? Nothing. I just felt like sharing. 

Back to business. *clasps hands together and puts on serious face*

  • The Duff by Kody Keplinger
  • Indelible by Dawn Metcalf
  • House of Hades by Rick Riordan
For Review:
  • Endless by Amanda Gray (not pictured because I couldn't be bothered)

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke
360 pages of creepyyyyyyyy
Rating: 3.5/5
You stop fearing the devil when you’re holding his hand…

Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White’s sleepy, seaside town… until River West comes along. River rents the guest house behind Violet’s crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard. 

Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something more?

Violet’s grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery... who makes you want to kiss back. 

Violet’s already so knee-deep in love, she can’t see straight. And that’s just how River likes it.

Blending faded decadence and the thrilling dread of gothic horror, April Genevieve Tucholke weaves a dreamy, twisting contemporary romance, as gorgeously told as it is terrifying—a debut to watch.
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