Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Top 10 Favorite Female Characters

Hello everyone!!
Today I will be ranking my top ten favorite female character up to this point! Of course this will change by next year when I read many more books!

10. Aria- Under the Never Sky

Aria from Under the Never Sky is a very interesting character. She does not have any crazy abilities or is extraordinarily gifted. However, she makes her resources and situation work. She will get through what she needs to even if she is alone and in the middle of the know where. Respect.

“Oh, this was champ. She’d found herself a Savage prince. Don’t laugh, she told herself. Don’t laugh, Aria.”

9. Juliette from Shatter Me

I love Juliette. She grew so much over the course of the series going from a self- conscious weak teenage girl to a kick ass killer. She becomes more confident in herself and her powers and I think that she represents many teenage girls who are not very confident in themselves.

“Raindrops are my only reminder that clouds have a heartbeat. That I have one, too.”  

8. Audrey from Audrey, Wait

Oh, Audrey. She is one heck of a character. I just remember reading this book and laughing out loud because she is just so funny and her situation really brings that out of her. She is a great protagonist and I had a great connection with her in the book.

“If you really want to know something about me, you should know this: I like my music loud.”  

7. Nastya from Sea of Tranquility

I think the reason I like Nastya has something to do with why I like Juilette. Nastya has had something really horrible happen to her and she is still dealing with it. However, by the end of it she realizes that yes she has gone through some bad things but she is still a human being. The book deals with some tough stuff and I think she was the perfect character to go through it.

“Call me Sunshine again, and I will murder you, cocksucker.”
 

6. Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter

Who doesn't love Luna Lovegood?!?! She is strange and weird but that is definitely part of her charm. I remember reading her lines over and over because they were just so random, but perfect. I think she represents a lot in the books, but she is also a wonderful character.

“You're just as sane as I am.”  

5. America Singer

HAHA I LOVE AMERICA SINGER. I wish I could act and talk like her. Like when she knees the prince in the crotch? Classic. She does not take any crap and she will do what she wants. She also cares about her family which I really respect.

“I can’t help it." I sighed. "One can never help being born into perfection.”  

4. Taylor Markham from Jellicoe Road

This is sort of the same situation as America Singer. She is so sarcastic and funny but I think she has more depth than America. She has experienced some tough stuff but she still carries on and will help others get through their problems (Jonah).

“Go to hell," he said, but there was a desolate fear in his eyes and I couldn't look away.
"Been there. Trust me. It's so overrated.”  

3. Katy Swartz from the Lux Series

I love Katy Swartz. She is a book blogger, a vampire/ zombie lover and total nerd. She does not hide her nerdiness and is a typical teenage girl. She is also very mentally strong and can undergo some pretty tough stuff. Go Katy!

“You’re going to be grateful when the zombie apocalypse occurs and I know what to do because of my zombie fetish.”

2. Hermione Granger from Harry Potter

Hermione, Hermione, Hermione. This was tough one because really, Hermione and Max are tied. I remember being Hermione for Halloween in fifth grade and getting her wand in seventh. I have always wanted to be her and I think that is why I have such a love for learning. I could talk forever about Hermione so I should cut myself off.

 "I hope you're pleased with yourselves. We could all have been killed - or worse, expelled. Now if you don't mind, I'm going to bed." 

1. Max- Maximum Ride

Max. Jeez. There is so much I could say about her. Let me just say that I have always wanted to be her. She is strong, physically tough, smart, caring and perfect. She doesn't take anyone's crap and is super confident. I actually have a poster of her in my room. I love her. She is perfect.
"I'm not stubborn; I'm right!"

Sincerely,
a Book Nerd

Monday, October 27, 2014

Review: Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick


 
Title: Black Ice
  Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
  Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  Publication Date: October 7, 2014
  Page Count: 392 
Genre: YA Thriller
Age Range: 14+
 
 
Synopsis (from Goodreads): 

                                                           
Sometimes danger is hard to see... until it’s too late.

Britt Pfeiffer has trained to backpack the Teton Range, but she isn't prepared when her ex-boyfriend, who still haunts her every thought, wants to join her. Before Britt can explore her feelings for Calvin, an unexpected blizzard forces her to seek shelter in a remote cabin, accepting the hospitality of its two very handsome occupants—but these men are fugitives, and they take her hostage.

In exchange for her life, Britt agrees to guide the men off the mountain. As they set off, Britt knows she must stay alive long enough for Calvin to find her. The task is made even more complicated when Britt finds chilling evidence of a series of murders that have taken place there... and in uncovering this, she may become the killer’s next target.

But nothing is as it seems in the mountains, and everyone is keeping secrets, including Mason, one of her kidnappers. His kindness is confusing Britt. Is he an enemy? Or an ally?

BLACK ICE is New York Times bestselling author Becca Fitzpatrick’s riveting romantic thriller set against the treacherous backdrop of the mountains of Wyoming. Falling in love should never be this dangerous…

 
My Thoughts:
 
My oh my was this an interesting one. It was thrilling, scary, nerve racking and super sexy at times. I found myself multiple times at the edge of my seat, ripping the pages to find out what happens next. I have not read that many thrillers, so this was a new experience for me and let me tell you it will definitely happen again. I was actually expecting this book to have more romance, but I was happily surprised to see that its main focus was on the previous murder of three girls and some creepy pasts.

The books starts off with Britt and her friend Korbie going on spring break to backpack the Tetons. At first, Britt annoyed me. She was sooo focused on her ex and could not do anything for herself. Although she annoyed me I think Fitzpatrick did a great job making her this way. It was a true representation of the way some teenage girls act. As the book progressed, I was happy to see Britt get out of her shell and stand up for herself. By the end of the novel, I was applauding her actions and thought she was a great female character by the end of it. She got kidnapped for goodness sakes and the fact that she had enough mental strength to save Korbie and herself was pretty damn impressive.

However I really disliked her friend Korbie. Their friendship seemed so fake and degrading to me. Korbie would keep a running list of comparisons between the two of them, with each one trying to outshine the other. Also, what was up with her flirting with Shaun when she was supposed to be with Bear? I mean come on lady.

I also really enjoyed the murder mystery that kept the book moving. I felt that in this book I could really interact with the characters and kind of play murder mystery solver or whatever. I was always guessing who the killer would be (and I was right!). However, about halfway through I knew 100% who killed the girls and I was hoping there would be some sort of twist at the end.

Like I said, there was not as much romance as I was expecting, but I think that was for the best. It kept the readers more focused on their situation then their relationship. However, there were some swoon worthy scenes that I of course had to read over again :D.

I was really surprised with this book mostly because I was expecting something more like Hush, Hush. Do not get me wrong, I loved Hush, Hush but its not necessarily a thriller. I though Fitzpatrick's writing was great for the novel because it really kept me guessing

Overall, I thought that this was a really exciting read that I could not put down. I really interacted with it and I am hoping to read another Fitzpatrick masterpiece!

 
My Rating: ****
Cover Rating: LOVE IT
Recommendations:
1. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
2. Unmarked by Kami Garcia
3. The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey
 
Now on to your thoughts, what do you think?

Sincerely,
a Book Nerd
 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Coming Soon: Books I Cannot Wait To Read!

Good day everyone!
I hope you are having a magnificent day!
I am just here to tell you all about some exciting books that are coming out soon that I cannot wait to read, myself!
First....

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
  • Expected Publication Date: November 4, 2014
One day when I was surfing Goodreads I came upon this book and once I read the synopsis I was hooked. It is about a girls whose parents created a device that allows you to travel through parallel universes. When her father is killed, she travels through the universes to find his killer. So... THAT SOUNDS OUT OF THIS WORLD (hehehe puns.)


Second...

Mortal Heart by Robin Lafevers
  • Expected Publication Date: November 4, 2014
I do not think I can wait any longer for this one. The first two books made me crave this one so bad it hurts. One month. I can do it. If you have not read this series, go out to Barnes and Noble and get it right now.

Third...

Forever by James Patterson
  • Expected Publication Date: May 18, 2015
Me after Nevermore, "I can't believe one of my favorite series just ended!! waa!"
Me now, "HOW DARE JAMES PATTERSON MESS WITH MY FEELINGS LIKE THAT!!"
James Patterson, if you are reading this, HOW COULD YOU?!?!
Yes, I am excited for this, but my heart is being pulled in all different directions. When I thought this series ended I was given an exciting twist of events. I am nervously anticipating Forever, and I wish it were May 18th right now.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Top 10 Favorite Book Covers

Hello again my book lovers!!

I am here again with another top 10! This week I will be ranking my favorite covers. I know I am not supposed to, but I do judge a book by its cover. Its so hard not to when you think about it. Lets say you are walking the aisle in Barnes and Noble and you are looking for a good book to dive into. You aren't going to be drawn to a crappy looking cover are you? NO, most definitely not. That is why book covers are so important. So here is a shout out to any book designers or whatever. You go!

Anyway, here are my top 10. Feel free to comment adding your own!!! (actually I encourage it)


10. Sea of Tranquility



I love this cover because it really hints about the book without revealing the whole story. It is simple yet complex at the same time (if that makes sense?)
9. Entwined
 
I just think that this dress is beautiful. The color scheme on this cover just drew my eyes in the first time I saw it.
8. It's Kind of a Funny Story
 
This is another one like Sea of Tranquility. It just says so much about the book and is really unique. I actually used this idea for a school project once (it turned out freakin awesome if you were wondering).
7.Nightshade
 
I love the girls hair. The color is so pretty and really grabbed my eyes. The look on her face also had me questioning what the book was about and I wanted to find out more.
 

6. The Selection
 
I remember walking around Barnes and Noble, seeing this and picking it up to say "I do not even care about what this book is about, but I am going to get it." It is just so pretty, and I love how each book has a different color.

5. Clockwork Prince

 
Of course I am going to put a Cassandra Clare book in here. However, instead of going with the typical Mortal Instruments, I am going with Infernal Devices (mostly because its shiny and I like shiny)


4. Unearthly
 
Okay, this is another one like the Selection. I just loved the color scheme and did not even care what the book was about. When I actually read the inside flap, it was even better. A good book and a beautiful cover?!?! I will take it.
3. Unravel Me
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This cover is pretty crazy. There is so much detail in her eye that I cannot stop looking at it. The only this that is annoying is that it goes from the first book, a girl, to the next two books with eyes. But this cover is so pretty that is balances it out.
2. Torment
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Okay, I do not know what is up with Lauren Kate. All of her covers look like they are from an art gallery. Am I right? They are gorgeous!! I love the dark colors and the position she is in. You can obviously tell it will be a dark book. I love it.
1. Fallen


Yes, this is another Lauren Kate cover. I am just obsessed with these covers. The color scheme again makes me want to put it on my bookshelf. The first time I saw this cover I was like "This would look so pretty next to the Hush, Hush series." Man was I right.

Sincerely,
a Book Nerd
 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner



   
  Title: The Maze Runner
  Author: James Dashner
  Publisher: Delacorte Press
  Publication Date: October 6, 2009
  Page Count: 374    
Genre: YA Dystopia/ Sci- Fi
Age Range: 12+
 
 
Synopsis (from Goodreads): 

                                                           
If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone.

Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade.

Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive.

Everything is going to change.
Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.

Remember. Survive. Run.


 
My Thoughts:

Well, after a second go around at this book I can say that I like it just about the same. It is still the strange, exciting, and captivating book it was four years ago. The Maze Runner is just so different than any other book out there. It is not focused on romance or supernatural powers but rather a messed up situation in a violent dystopia.

I really like the idea of the book. It is crazy to even think about being in that situation, having your mind wiped, sent into a society that is surrounded by a maze that is unsolvable? I have no idea how I would react. I think Dashner did a great job making this world and situation seem so real and creepy (especially with the Grievers and Creators).

The book starts off with Thomas, the main character, being sent into the Glade with no recollection of his previous life. Then, the next day a girl is sent to the Glade which is strange for many different reasons. Soon, the Glade is triggered to end and Thomas and the other boys (and girl) have to figure out how to get out.

The first half of the book was kind of boring to me. It was just Thomas whining about not getting any answers from the other boys and hoping he would someday be a Runner (its your first day man, calm down). But, I loved the second half of the book once the ending is triggered. Everything starts happening at once and I could not put the book down. Thomas bucks up and realizes that the only way to help solve this crazy mystery is to sacrifice himself is some way (which I am not going to say for the sake of those who haven't read it :D).

Towards the end, I really felt that I was right there with the characters. I was going through all of the options available to the kids and was weighing each one. I loved this especially because it makes a book more enjoyable to me if I can interact with it.

Overall, I thought that this was a very interesting read although there was little personality depth with most of the characters. I enjoyed the violent society they live in and the whole idea of the novel.
 
My Rating: ****
Cover Rating: Its okay!
Recommendations:
1. Divergent by Veronica Roth
2. I am Number Four by Pitticus Lore
3. Lord of the Flies- William Golding

Any thoughts? 


Sincerely,
a Book Nerd
 
 

Friday, October 17, 2014

MORTAL INSTRUMENTS ON TV?!?!

Hello my fellow book lovers!
I just found out some amazing news.

MORTAL INSTRUMENTS IS COMING OUT AS A TV SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WHO'S EXCITED?!?!

I am. That's for sure!
The show is still under development and will start production next year so will it will not be on TV for a while, but still. Ed Decter will be writing/ producing and hopes to dive deeper into the novels in the show. Although there are still many questions to answer (who will be cast? when will it air?) the fact that this is on the table is super exciting!

Sincerely,
a Book Nerd


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Top 10 Favorite Individual Books

Hello my fellow book lovers!!!

Welcome to the second weekly list!
This week I will be ranking my favorite individual books (this is, any book that is not part of a series). Like always, one is the best and ten is the worst (but not actually worst). Sorry, that was confusing :D

Anywayyy lets get to the good stuff!!!


10. It's Kind of a Funny Story- Ned Vizzini

 I do not know how many of you have seen the movie for this book, but let me just tell you that the book is so much better. Vizzini takes something that is usually so dark and twists it to create a humorous story. I found myself sitting on my bed cracking up multiple times while reading this.


9. Endless Summer- Jennifer Echols

 Okay, yes im going to totally put a romantic book on here. I just loved this book. One of my favorite things ever is when two friends realize they like each other. So, Lori and Adam made my life perfect. Also, I am a total Jennifer Echols fan girl so I was obsessed with this book.

8. The Host- Stephanie Meyers

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I have never been a huge fan of Twilight. So, when I picked up the Host I was not expecting anything great. I was so wrong. The Host gave me the feels man. The idea behind the book was crazy creative and the male characters were amazing.
7. My Life Next Door- Huntley Fitzpatrick

Let me just start by saying I wish I were a Garrett. This makes me want a big family, especially when Fitzpatrick outlines the differences between Sam and Jase's families. This book is just so touching and I just loved Jase. He is perfect. End of story.

6. Audrey, Wait- Robin Benway
"Now I'm watching you walk away, Audrey wait!" This book was definitely a perfect fit for me because I love ice cream and music (I would totally love the Do- Gooders). Audrey, Wait was just a great upbeat book that had me on the edge of my seat.
PS. If you have read the book, here is a band playing the Audrey, Wait song. Check it out, it pretty great.

5. Looking For Alaska- John Green
Alright, yes John Green made my top ten. I mean how could he not?!?!? Looking for Alaska is a piece of work. I found myself crying, laughing, screaming and of course just sitting there staring at the pages. The ending was rough (I love when authors do that, I guess im crazy) but I still find myself thinking of Pudge and Alaska.

4. Perks of Being A Wallflower- Stephen Chbosky
I don't really know what to say about Perks because it is just such a classic. It dives into some pretty deep stuff but at the same time keeps a cherry mood. Chbosky totally made me feel exactly what Charlie was feeling, which as some pretty intense stuff. But what he was feeling can relate to what many teenagers in high school feel. This book was just real and sends a great message (PS. LOVED the movie)
3. Out of the Easy- Ruta Septys


If you liked Ruta's Between Shades of Gray than you will definitely like this one. I would say its about ten times better. If you have not read Between Shades of Gray, it is a historical fiction novel about a Lithuanian girl in 1941. Out of the Easy on the other hand is about a teenage girl in New Orleans in the 1950s (she works at a book store so that pretty awesome).

2. Jellicoe Road- Melina Marchetta
SOOOO GOOOOODDD!!!! Oh my gosh. Seriously. If you have not read this then you better be ordering right now. This book has been one of my favorites since I was twelve. I think I liked this book so much because its about finding a family outside of your blood relatives. Melina Marchetta created a work of art weaving these characters together and with the past.
1. Sea of Tranquility- Katja Millay


 Sea of Tranquility has got to be one my favorite books ever (even counting books in series as well). First of all, I love the cover. It says so much about the book without being over the top. You see the ice cream and the two faces but you would not know how significant this is until you have read the book. I think the reason why I loved this book so much was because the characters were so real. Everything that Nastya said or did was so realistic and showed what she was going through. That's another thing, I LOVEEEDD the suspense. I found myself ripping the pages to find out what happened to her. Overall, I would say if you have to read it then get your butt down to the closest Barnes and Noble to get it (or Amazon if you like online shopping but who knows) :D


Sincerely,
a Book Nerd

Monday, October 13, 2014

Review: Panic by Lauren Oliver


   
  Title: Panic
  Author: Lauren Oliver
  Publisher: HarperTeen
  Publication Date: March 4th, 2014
  Page Count: 408        
Genre: YA Contemporary/ Romance
Age Range: 14+
 
 
Synopsis (from Goodreads): 

                                                           
Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a dead-end town of 12,000 people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do.

Heather never thought she would compete in Panic, a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher. She’d never thought of herself as fearless, the kind of person who would fight to stand out. But when she finds something, and someone, to fight for, she will discover that she is braver than she ever thought.

Dodge has never been afraid of Panic. His secret will fuel him, and get him all the way through the game, he’s sure of it. But what he doesn't know is that he’s not the only one with a secret. Everyone has something to play for.

For Heather and Dodge, the game will bring new alliances, unexpected revelations, and the possibility of first love for each of them—and the knowledge that sometimes the very things we fear are those we need the most.

 
My Thoughts:
 
Let me just start by saying that I had very high expectations for Panic. I have heard so many great things and have read so many great reviews of the book. I also love so many of Lauren Oliver's novels so I was expecting another great one. However, only some of my expectations were met.
 
I loved the idea of the story. Lauren Oliver created a small New York town with a big secret. This contest has high school seniors risking their lives for a huge wad of money. This game is a big deal in this town. Everyone knows about it and understands the risk that comes along with it. As a reader, I could really feel the stress that came along with the game. Not only with the contestants but with the spectators. The game literally created panic. Oliver used outstanding language to convey this anxiety and fear that the game created.
 
Panic was told by two perspectives, Heather and Dodge (both in third person). I am not a huge fan of third person, so I had some trouble connecting to these characters (especially Heather).  I usually like the main character of a book, but I really did not like Heather. She was whiny, weak and very emotional. Yes, you did have a bad breakup but that does not mean your life is over! The only thing that I liked was her relationship with her sister. She really cared about her, and I think that really came through the pages. I could deal with Dodge a little bit more. His reason for entering the game was genuine and real. He entered for revenge. His sister played Panic but lost use of her legs in the last challenge, and Dodge wants to get back at the guy who did it and his family. I could connect more to Dodge but he was still got on my nerves sometimes.
 
 
Okay, now to the romance (or lack thereof). So one thing I think Oliver did really well was the fact that she did not follow the romantic trend. Usually, when a book is told in two perspectives, the two characters end up together. In this, it was untrue. Oliver decided to have them find other love interests. However, these relationships were boring. Honestly, I did not like Nat and Dodge together at all (I did not really like Nat either). I thought that the romance was not real and did not really make sense.
 
Overall, I thought this was okay. There were some parts that I enjoyed (the plot and language) but I could not deal with the characters.
 
My Rating: ***
Cover Rating: Its cool!
Recommendations:
1. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
2. Nil by Lynne Matson
3. The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey


Sincerely,
a Book Nerd
 
 


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Top 10 Favorite Series

So, as my first weekly list, I decided to rank my top ten favorite book series. This was very hard, as expected, but I feel that I got the top ten perfectly. It goes from 10, the least favorite, to 1, the favorite.

Without further ado, here it is!

10. Perfect Chemistry- Simone Elkeles

 
I am going to be a total girl on this one and rate this as one of my top ten. This series is the Mexican Fuentes boys learning to love people with very different backgrounds as them. I read this series a couple of years ago and I fell in love with it. The characters felt so real to me and I could really relate to the leads. I also really enjoyed that the three  books were about each of the three brothers but the other characters were weaved in as well. This is the original Pushing the Limits Series by Katie McGarry which I loved. Overall, this series was cute and made me hope for a connection like the characters had.

9. Divergent- Veronica Roth

 
So, Divergent. I know most of you have either read it, seen the movie, or have heard of it. A quick synopsis: a girl has to pick a faction in a dystopian society. I read this before the movies came out and I really enjoyed it. I liked the way Veronica Roth split society into different factions based on personality traits. It was interesting to see how Tris would change in Dauntless, and of course how her relationship with Four would evolve. Overall, I loved the world that Roth created.
 
 
8. The Selection- Kiera Cass
 
 

The Selection takes place in a dystopian society where the government holds a competition between the girls in the nation to find a wife for the prince. America Singer is from a poorer social tier and has to adjust the way she acts during this competition. I absolutely loved this series. It kept me on my toes and I was always waiting what America would do next. I think the reason I liked it so much was because America was such a strong female lead. The first time she met the prince, she kneed him in the privates. Go America!
 
7. His Fair Assassins- Robin LaFevers 
 

 
His Fair Assassins is about a teenage girl, Ismae, who is taught the ways of Death and trained as an assassins at a covenant. She takes an assignment in the high courts of Brittany and has to hold her own. I loved this series because it was partly historic,  and was much different from this day and age. Also, it was dark and mysterious and very unique from any other book. The romance was subtle and more underlying.
 
 
 
6. Unearthly- Cynthia Hand 

 

 
If you like angels and hot guys, this is your book. Unearthly is about a girl who finds out that she is part angel and has to fulfill this mission. Of course she has some struggles and along the way finds her man (:D). I loved Unearthly. It had enough paranormal action to keep me reading and a romance I would have never seen coming.
 
5. The Mortal Instruments- Cassandra Clare
 


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Again, like Divergent, I understand that most of you have either read, seen the movie, or have heard of this series. So, I will spare you the details and get straight to why I liked it. The Mortal Instruments was so unique. It took fantasy, mixed it with some romance and hot guys and then sprinkled it with humor. Not only was I staying up late to finish this, I was dreaming about Jace (I mean who doesn't?)


 4. The Shatter Me Series- Tahereh Mafi


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Before I say anything, let me just say that Tahereh Mafi is a literary genius. Her style of writing is captivating and so different. Sentences were sometimes one word, and they would sometimes be crossed out. This really shows what Juliette was going through and shows how she thought she was crazy.  This series is about a girl who cannot touch anyone without harming them in a dystopian setting. She believes she is crazy and when she is brought to the commander, tries to get away in any way possible. So. Good.


 3. The Lux Series- Jennifer L. Armentrout



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The Lux Series. I LOVE THIS SERIES. I LOVE EVERYHING ABOUT IT. Besides the classics (#1 and 2) this has to be my favorite. I love the twist on aliens the Armentrout brings to the table. Its different but completely plausible, with the government involved. I also love Katy. I mean, she is a freakin book blogger! She is a total nerd and I could totally relate to her. Now, lets talk about Daemon. I mean, really? He is perfect and is a total jerk in the beginning (which I love). I could go on and on about this series but Im gonna stop here.
 
 
 2. Maximum Ride- James Patterson

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Maximum Ride is about a flock of humans with bird DNA. Max is the leader of this group and has to save the world with the rest of the kids. I loved this series. I started reading this when I was in middle school and it is really what got me into reading in the first place. Max is hilarious and the perfect leader. Of course she makes some mistakes which makes her part human. I loved this series because of the action, romance, and funny characters (fang :D)


1. Harry Potter- JK Rowling (duh.)


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 Surprise, Surprise. Harry Potter is number one. Of course!!! Harry Potter is my favorite book series ever. I love the characters and the world in general. I mean, I would love to go to Hogwarts. I think that JK Rowling created something that can touch just about anyone. I can connect to it on so many levels and I can always go to it when I have a bad day. Hermoine Granger is practically me, but I hope I can be as awesome as her one day and also have a Ron all to myself :D


Sincerely,
a Book Nerd

Monday, October 6, 2014

Book Haul 10/7

Hello everyone!!

Today I got my shipment of new books. I am super excited to read these, especially because I have heard so many good things about them. When I finish one of the books, I will get a review up as soon as possible!

1.  Panic- Lauren Oliver
A girl named Heather participates in a legendary game named Panic in her hometown where "the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher". I have heard so many good things about this book and have wanted to read it for a while. Also, the cover is awesome, so of course that drew me in.
 
 
2. The Gathering Dark- Christine Johnson
Keira has been having hallucinations and breakdowns. She believes she is crazy until she meets Walker who may not be trustworthy. I actually have not heard that much about this book, but my sister recommended it to me, and I thought it would be fun to check out.
 
3. The Maze Runner- James Dashner
I think most of you know what this is about but I should still tell you. It is about a boy named Thomas who is sent into the middle of a maze with other teenagers and must try to get out. I actually read this about four years ago but I totally forgot everything. So, before I see the movie I would like to read it again.
 
4. Cursed- Jennifer Armentrout
 
Ember McWilliams is killed in a car accident but is brought back to life by her gifted younger sister. She picks up a no-touch policy until she meets Hayden Cromwell. To be honest, the only reason I picked this up was because it was written by Jennifer Armentrout who I absolutely adore.
 
5. Sweet Evil- Wendy Higgins
Anna Whitt is the daughter of a fallen angel and guardian angel whose life depends on being a bad influence; until she meets Kaidan Rowe. Again, to be honest I am only reading this because there was a reference in the Lux Series. Also, I have heard its super duper good. We shall see :D I am actually really excited to read this.
 
 
Sincerely,
a Book Nerd
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


NEW BLOG!

Hello all and welcome to my new blog!! 

I'm a book nerd and I cannot wait to start updating all of you lovely people on what I am currently reading! This is my first blog so ignore my first couple of "blog mistakes" (if that's a thing?) 

Anyway, I just finished the last book in one of my favorite series and I felt like I needed to tell someone and rant for hours at the ending. But, as I was narrowing down the choices of who go tell I realized I actually didn't have anyone to talk to.

So, this happened. A nice open place where I can tell anyone who wants to listen my opinions on any and all books I have read, or will read. I have some genius ideas for ways I can make it interesting and I hope I can interest you as well.

Just a bit of info for you, I am a teenage book addict, obsessed with anything young adult. I love all types of genres from fantasy to mystery. I'm a HUGE Harry Potter fan, as you will tell.

I hope I have captured your attention and hope to see you all here soon!!!


Sincerely, 
a Book Nerd