Monday, January 20, 2014

MAJOR CHANGES + GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone!

So school started.  Poop.

So yeah I'm making some major changes to my blog. I'm changing literally everything (except maybe the reviewing).

Since I started this blog over 2 years ago I've become completely obsessed with something known as fandoms.  Fandoms are basically a following of fangirls who are emotionally damaged and completely dedicated to a certain book (or anything else).

I have an Instagram for this, and this blog has kind of taken a back seat.  But the problem is, I really love reviewing books and talking to other readers.

So here's what I'm going to do. I am going to change this blog into a multi-fandom news source.  I will change the design and name, and I will post bookish/movie-ish things on here.  I will still be reviewing books, just maybe not so many review books or ARCs.  But I won't be doing anymore memes or blog tours.

I am in the Hunger Games, Vampire Academy, TFIOS, Divergent, and TMI fandoms, so I will post everything and anything from those fandoms.

The change begins now.  If some of you don't like that I changed my blog, I completely understand.  If you want to unfollow, that is perfectly fine.  No hard feelings :)

I hope that some of you do stay, though, and I hope that we can talk and interact a lot while suffering through the feels of fictional characters and movies.

This change will also allow me to post more often because instead of just posting reviews (like I have been for a while) I can post other things as well.

And, because I feel like it, I am going to be doing a HUGE  giveaway!


The Rules:
~This giveaway is US only
~All prizes are in ARC format
~Due to the fact that I am a teenager with little money, the winner will be required to pay $5 for shipping
~The first winner will get first pick on what package he/she wants, second winner gets second book, so on.
~Giveaway ends February 4, 2014 @ 12:01 a.m.


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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

{Review} Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano

Perfect Ruin
by Lauren DeStefano
Series: The Internment Chronicles #1
Pages: 356
Release Date: October 1, 2013
by Simon & Schuster

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On Internment, the floating island in the clouds where 16-year-old Morgan Stockhour lives, getting too close to the edge can lead to madness. Even though Morgan's older brother, Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. She tries her best not to mind that her life is orderly and boring, and if she ever wonders about the ground, and why it is forbidden, she takes solace in best friend Pen and her betrothed, Basil. Then a murder, the first in a generation, rocks the city. With whispers swirling and fear on the wind, Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially when she meets Judas. He is the boy being blamed for the murder — betrothed to the victim — but Morgan is convinced of his innocence. Secrets lay at the heart of Internment, but nothing can prepare Morgan for what she will find — or who she will lose.


*A copy was provided by Simon & Schuster in exchange for an honest review*

After reading the Chemical Garden trilogy I had average expectations for this book, but I actually really enjoyed it.  The writing was very good, and I liked how the story line flowed perfectly, the romance and society issues working very well together.  The idea was very good, in my opinion, and the world building and explanations were very well done.  However, I did feel like some things were stolen from other books, [SPOILER: like people being killed at age 75 Matched  or Stung  and being betrothed to someone from a young age (I think that was Matched too, but this one is okay really because that happens in a ton of books) ].  But dystopian books are so over-done these days that they all seem the same.  I really liked how the romance was shaped in this book, and the action was very interesting and thrilling, and there were parts in the book where I was completely engrossed.  The plot twists were crazy and I didn’t see them coming.  Also the ending set up a second book really perfectly, and it feels like the story is only just now beginning.

I really liked this cast.  Like I mentioned before, I liked how the romance was shaped.  [SPOILER: What I mean by that is Basil and Morgan are betrothed, and I was expecting Morgan to fall in love with someone else and leave Basil, but I’m really glad that she stayed with him because he seems like a really great guy. ] Basil was a really great character and a really nice guy.  He was sweet, smart, obviously loved Morgan, and was a strong love interest.  I also liked Morgan, because she was a strong character and defied the world she was in and was spirited and independent.

All in all, I really did enjoy this book, and I loved how this book ended and set up the second book perfectly.  I am expecting great things from this series, and this was a great way to kick it off.


4 stars

Monday, January 13, 2014

{Review} Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles

Wild Cards
by Simone Elkeles
Series: Wild Cards #1
Pages: 342
Release Date: October 1, 2013
by Walker Books for Young Readers (an imprint of Bloomsbury)

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After getting kicked out of boarding school, bad boy Derek Fitzpatrick has no choice but to live with his ditzy stepmother while his military dad is deployed. Things quickly go from bad to worse when he finds out she plans to move them back to her childhood home in Illinois. Derek’s counting the days before he can be on his own, and the last thing he needs is to get involved with someone else’s family drama. Ashtyn Parker knows one thing for certain--people you care about leave without a backward glance. A football scholarship would finally give her the chance to leave. So she pours everything into winning a state championship, until her boyfriend and star quarterback betrays them all by joining their rival team. Ashtyn needs a new game plan, but it requires trusting Derek—someone she barely knows, someone born to break the rules. Is she willing to put her heart on the line to try and win it all?


*A copy was provided by Bloomsbury in exchange for an honest review*

Even though this book was a really good love story, it wasn’t my favorite.  To me, it wasn’t as good as Perfect Chemistry, which I thought was amazing.  I can’t really put my finger on why I didn’t love this one.  The writing was very good, and I loved the humor of the book.  The staging and the beginning of the romance were really well done, and I really liked how Elkeles shaped the romance in the beginning.  I think the romance grew really well, but I did get kind of annoyed with the drama and the I-love-him/her-but-I-don’t-want-him/her-to-know stuff going on.  It made it interesting in the beginning, but as it kept on happening I kind of got sick of it.  I think the romance grew really well though, and the fact that Elkeles changed the POV really enhanced the book.  And I though the ending was pretty well done, but also a bit over-perfect, if that makes sense.

This cast was pretty awesome.  Derek, first off, is a character.  As in, he’s entertaining (obviously he’s a character, he’s in the book haha).  He definitely had an ego, and that made it really fun to watch him and Ashtyn fight and argue all the time.  He was funny, sexy, big-mouthed, but still a good character.  [SPOILER: But did find it annoying when the romance finally started to get going about three-fourths of the way through the book that Elkeles suddenly made Derek a one-night-stand kind of guy ].  Ashtyn was a good female main character, only I didn’t really like some of the choices she made throughout the book.  [SPOILER: I didn’t like the fact that she changed her own needs in a relationship to fit Derek’s needs.  As I said above, Elkeles said Derek was a one-night-stand guy, but Ashtyn was looking for commitment, but she changed her mind one night to try and please Derek.  That really annoyed me ].


All in all, this book wasn’t awesome, and I’ve read better romance books, but I did like the humor and the romance.

3 stars

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

{Review} The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
by Michelle Hodkin
Series: Mara Dyer #1
Pages: 452
Release Date: September 27, 2011
by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

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Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.
There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.
She’s wrong.




I couldn’t figure out this book. The entire time I was reading I was trying to figure out what on earth was making Mara do what she did and it was killing me. I have to give huge props to Michelle Hodkin for writing a story as engaging and interesting as this one. I basically loved pretty much everything about this book. The mystery, the characters, the writing, the story. The setting was introduced very well and the staging throughout for what was going on was fabulous ,especially the staging. The staging for the actual story line, like how Mara figures out what she is, is kind of too easy, but oh well. The writing was engaging and flowing and humorous, and I loved it. The ending was killer! I was literally just sitting on my front porch gasping and gesturing at my book in plain view of my neighbors haha. But I didn't care, I'm a book nerd.
This cast...wow. I'm just trying to think of a sexier love interest than Noah Shaw, and I'm finding it very hard. It's weird to say that a fictional character has sex appeal...but he does. And he's British, which, in my opinion, makes you 60% sexier. Yes, 60%. exactly ;P Basically Noah is amazing, sexy, perfect, ugh. I want him. I loved Mara as well. I loved her spunk, personality, sass, and big mouth. She was crazy, yes, but awesome at the same time.
After that ending I need to read the next book like now. Right now!



5 stars


Monday, January 6, 2014

{Review} Scent of Magic by Maria V. Snyder

Scent of Magic
by Maria V. Snyder
Series: Healer #2
Pages: 414
Release Date: December 18, 2012
by Mira (an imprint of Harlequin

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Hunted, Killed—Survived?

As the last Healer in the Fifteen Realms, Avry of Kazan is in a unique position: in the minds of her friends and foes alike, she no longer exists. Despite her need to prevent the megalomanical King Tohon from winning control of the Realms, Avry is also determined to find her sister and repair their estrangement. And she must do it alone, as Kerrick, her partner and sole confident, returns to Alga to summon his country into battle.

Though she should be in hiding, Avry will do whatever she can to support Tohon’s opponents. Including infiltrating a holy army, evading magic sniffers, teaching forest skills to soldiers and figuring out how to stop Tohon’s most horrible creations yet; an army of the walking dead—human and animal alike and nearly impossible to defeat.

War is coming and Avry is alone. Unless she figures out how to do the impossible ... again.

SPOILERS!  THEY WILL BE MARKED AND WHITENED OUT SO IF YOU WANT TO READ THEM HIGHLIGHT THE PLACE THEY ARE!


I'm not sure how to even begin this review. This is the kind of book that is hard to find the right words for. Amazing would be one, I guess.
 
This book was very different than the first book, Touch of Power, in that it was written from to POVs, Kerrick's and Avry's. This was a good thing and a bad thing, in my opinion. Well I guess they're both bad in a way. The good/bad thing was it enabled Snyder to make every chapter ending a cliffhanger and then force us to read the other person's point of view while still needing to know what happens with the cliffhanger. So that was pretty painful. But then the really bad thing was the fact that Kerrick's POV was much less interesting than Avry's. However, his POV still met up with the story so it was okay in the end. And that's a minor when you think about it.

I did notice that Synder's writing improved from the first book. It was much less choppy and flowed more. As usual her story was intricate and breathtaking. The action scenes were described so vividly that it was like I was right there in the story. The humor added a lot to the book as well, especially in the end.  [SPOILER: The ending of this book was really dark because at that point Avry had lost pretty much everyone she loved and there was no hope for her, she'd given up. It was a very vulnerable and deep part of the book and not at all a place for humor, you would think. But by adding the humor, Synder showed a whole different side to the despair. ]

I was really impressed with how Synder was able to stage everything. After the first book there are a lot of things left to be explained, [SPOILER: the most important being how does Tohon reanimate his soldiers? ] Throughout the book more mysteries were added that Avry had to figure out, and I was absolutely amazed at how Synder was able to stage and explain these mysteries to that I, as the reader, figured them out with Avry.
And then there were the partS of the book that literally had me screaming and yelling. There were so many twists in this book, and I never saw them coming. The ending had me screaming the most. I couldn't believe all the twists and betrayals and I was just sitting on my bed yelling for like 5 minutes straight as I read each twist. It was an absolutely amazing ending and it was funny in a way to see each part of the game to win the realms in the same place at the same time. It was very interesting to see how they worked and who they worked for and how they strove to survive.  [SPOILER:  And then of course you have the last 2 pages which...broke my heart. KERRICK CAN NOT FREAKING DIE! ]
The ending to this book was very open and set up a grand finale for the next book. [SPOILER:  From what I can tell you have Kerrick, Avry, Flea (who can unfreeze people), Quain (who was frozen but Flea unfroze him), Loren, Estrid, and Belen (who is frozen somewhere) vs Tohon, Sepp, and Jael vs Celinna and Wyn. Or maybe Celinna and Wyn are with Tohon, I don't know. The there are the wild cards like Estrid and her army (I'm assuming Flea will unfreeze them) and the northern tribes as well. ]  This next book is going to be fucking crazy.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, I love his cast. Avry and Kerrick are so perfect together and I ship them 100%. Their ship name is KAVRY. Yep. Their romance is so beautiful and awesome and they just fit together perfectly. They are both very strong, willful, loving, and protective, and willing to sacrifice for the greater good. That might end up being a problem though because one would be with out the other. NO EMILY DON'T THINK LIKE THAT!

I feel like I have to mention Avry's sister Noelle because that girl is sneaky and lying and I don't like her. Tohon is evil as usual. [SPOILER:  Flea, I'm so glad you're back from the dead. Belen, we better get you back. ]  Loren and Quain...I know it's hard, but just try to behave please ;P
I absolutely cannot WAIT for the third book. Like is said, that book is going to be absolutely crazy and I'm kind of scared, honestly. [SPOILER: The first thing that better happen though is Kerrick better be healed. ]


5 stars


Sunday, January 5, 2014

2013 Reading Challenge Wrap-Ups

Another year has come and gone!  Another awesome reading year.

Completed Challenges:

2013 Stand-Alone Reading Challenge is hosted by Icey Books.
Click here to check it out and join!
The Goal: 17 books 
  1. Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook - My Review
  2. The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell - My Review
  3. Wish I Could Have Said Goodbye, by Shari A. Brady - My Review
  4. Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn - My Review
  5. Revel by Maurissa Guibord - My Review
  6. Who Done It? by Jon Scieszka - My Review
  7. Starstruck by Rachel Shukert - My Review
  8. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
  9. Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt - My Review
  10. Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg - My Review
  11. In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters - My Review
  12. The Last Academy by Anne Applegate - My Review
  13. How My Summer Went Up In Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski - My Review
  14. The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher - My Review
  15. Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick - My Review
  16. Victoria Rebels by Carolyn Meyer - My Review
  17. Falling for You by Lisa Schroeder - My Review
  18. The Symptoms of My Insanity by Mindy Raf - My Review
  19. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick - My Review
  20. Then You Were Gone by Lauren Strasnick - My Review
  21. Red Heart Tattoo by Lurlene McDaniel
  22. Looking For Alaska by John Green - My Review
  23. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky - My Review  (read twice)
  24. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - My Review
  25. Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer



2013 TBR Pile Reading Challenge is hosted by Bookish.
Click here to check it out and join!
My Goal: 31-40 books - Love at First Sight
  1. What We Saw at Night by Jacquelyn Mitchard - My Review
  2. Touch of Death (Touch of Death #1) by Kelly Hashway - My Review
  3. Defiance (Defiance #1) by C.J. Redwine - My Review
  4. Inside (Insider #1-2) by Maria V. Snyder - My Review
  5. Unleashed (Wolf Springs Chronicles #1) by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie - My Review
  6. Abandon (Abandon Trilogy #1) by Meg Cabot - My Review
  7. The Madman's Daugher (The Madman's Daughter #1) by Megan Shepard - My Review
  8. The Mirrored Shard (Iron Codex #3) by Caitlin Kittredge - My Review
  9. Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters, by Suzanne Weyn - My Review
  10. Who Done It? by Jon Scieszka - My Review
  11. Lies Beneath (Lies Beneath #1) by Anne Greenwood Brown - My Review
  12. Dualed (Dualed #1) by Elsie Chapman - My Review
  13. Deep Betrayal (Lies Beneath #2) by Anne Greenwood Brown - My Review
  14. Escape Theory (Keaton School #1) by Margaux Froley - My Review
  15. Apollyon (Covenant #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout - My Review
  16. The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus #3) by Rick Riordan - My Review
  17. Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth - My Review
  18. The Last Academy by Anne Applegate - My Review
  19. Clarity (Clarity #1) by Kim Harrington - My Review
  20. A Shade of Vampire (A Shade of Vampire #1) by Bella Forrest - My Review
  21. Sever (Chemical Garden #3) by Lauren DeStefano - My Review
  22. The Diviners (The Diviners #1) by Libba Bray
  23. The Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera Cass - My Review
  24. Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin #2) by Robin LaFevers - My Review
  25. Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer - My Review
  26. Black City (Black City #1) by Elizabeth Richards - My Review
  27. City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare - My Review
  28. City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) by Cassandra Clare - My Review
  29. City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3) by Cassandra Clare - My Review
  30. Then You Were Gone by Lauren Strasnick - My Review
  31. Red Heart Tattoo by Lurlene McDaniel
  32. Sweet Evil (Sweet Evil #1) by Wendy Higgins - My Review
  33. Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer
 
 
2013 Sequel Challenge is hosted by Auntie Spinelli Reads.
Click here to check it out and join!
My Goal: 15 books
  1. The Essence (The Pledge #2) by Kimberly Derting - My Review
  2. Inside (Insider #1-2) by Maria V. Snyder - My Review
  3. Breaking Point (Article 5 #2) by Kristen Simmons - My Review
  4. The Mirrored Shard (Iron Codex #3) by Caitlin Kittredge - My Review
  5. Pieces (The Breakaway #2) by Michelle Davidson Argyle - My Review
  6. Deep Betrayal (Lies Beneath #2) by Anne Greenwood Brown - My Review
  7. Shadows in the Silence (Angelfire #3) by Courtney Allison Moulton - My Review
  8. Apollyon (Covenant #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout - My Review
  9. The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus #3) by Rick Riordan - My Review
  10. Sever (Chemical Garden #3) by Lauren DeStefano - My Review
  11. The Dark Shore (Atlanteans #2) by Kevin Emerson - My Review
  12. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2) by Suzanne Collins - My Review (read twice)
  13. Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins - My Review
  14. The Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera Cass - My Review
  15. Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin #2) by Robin LaFevers - My Review
  16. City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) by Cassandra Clare - My Review
  17. City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3) by Cassandra Clare - My Review
  18. City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4) by Cassandra Clare - My Review
  19. City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) by Cassandra Clare - My Review
  20. Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) by Richelle Mead - My Review
 
 
 




The Dusty Bookshelf 2013 Reading Challenge
2013 Dusty Bookshelf Challenge is hosted by Books: A True Story.
Click here to check it out and join!
My Goal: 20+ books - Grungy
  1. What We Saw at Night by Jacquelyn Mitchard - My Review
  2. Touch of Death (Touch of Death #1) by Kelly Hashway - My Review
  3. Defiance (Defiance #1) by C.J. Redwine - My Review
  4. Inside (Insider #1-2) by Maria V. Snyder - My Review
  5. Unleashed (Wolf Springs Chronicles #1) by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie - My Review
  6. Abandon (Abandon Trilogy #1) by Meg Cabot - My Review
  7. The Madman's Daugther (The Madman's Daughter #1) by Megan Shepard - My Review
  8. The Mirrored Shard (Iron Codex #3) by Caitlin Kittredge - My Review
  9. Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters, by Suzanne Weyn - My Review
  10. Who Done It? by Jon Scieszka - My Review
  11. Lies Beneath (Lies Beneath #1) by Anne Greenwood Brown - My Review
  12. Dualed (Dualed #1) by Elsie Chapman - My Review
  13. Deep Betrayal (Lies Beneath #2) by Anne Greenwood Brown - My Review
  14. Escape Theory (Keaton School #1) by Margaux Froley - My Review
  15. Apollyon (Covenant #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout - My Review
  16. The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus #3) by Rick Riordan - My Review
  17. Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth - My Review
  18. The Last Academy by Anne Applegate - My Review
  19. Clarity (Clarity #1) by Kim Harrington - My Review
  20. A Shade of Vampire (A Shade of Vampire #1) by Bella Forrest - My Review
  21. Sever (Chemical Garden #3) by Lauren DeStefano - My Review
  22. The Diviners (The Diviners #1) by Libba Bray
  23. The Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera Cass - My Review
  24. Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin #2) by Robin LaFevers - My Review
  25. Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer - My Review
  26. Black City (Black City #1) by Elizabeth Richards - My Review
  27. City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare - My Review
  28. City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) by Cassandra Clare - My Review
  29. City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3) by Cassandra Clare - My Review
  30. Then You Were Gone by Lauren Strasnick
  31. Red Heart Tattoo by Lurlene McDaniel
  32. Sweet Evil (Sweet Evil #1) by Wendy Higgins - My Review
  33. Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer
 
 
 
 
2013 YA Contemporary Reading Challenge is hosted Katie's Book Blog.
Click here to check it out and join!
My Goal: 20 books
  1. Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook - My Review
  2. Wish I Could Have Said Goodbye, by Shari A. Brady - My Review
  3. Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgiea Nicolson #1) by Louise Rennison - My Review
  4. Pieces (The Breakaway #2) by Michelle Davidson Argyle - My Review
  5. Starstruck by Rachel Shukert - My Review
  6. Escape Theory (Keaton School #1) by Margaux Froley - My Review
  7. Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt - My Review
  8. Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg - My Review
  9. How My Summer Went Up In Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski - My Review
  10. The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher - My Review
  11. Falling for You by Lisa Schroeder - My Review
  12. The Symptoms of My Insanity by Mindy Raf - My Review
  13. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick - My Review
  14. Then You Were Gone by Lauren Strasnick - My Review
  15. Red Heart Tattoo by Lurlene McDaniel
  16. Looking For Alaska by John Green - My Review
  17. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky - My Review
  18. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - My Review  (read twice)
  19. Wild Cards (Wild Cards #1) by Simone Elkeles
  20. Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer
 
 

And So It Begins Reading Challenge is hosted by The Reader's Antidote.
Click here to check it out and join!
The Goal: 7 books
  1. Touch of Death (Touch of Death #1) by Kelly Hashway - My Review
  2. Defiance (Defiance #1) by C.J. Redwine - My Review
  3. Level 2 (The Memory Chronicles #1) by Lenore Appelhans - My Review
  4. Inside (Insider #1-2) by Maria V. Snyder - My Review
  5. Article 5 (Article 5 #1) by Kristen Simmons - My Review
  6. Unleashed (Wolf Springs Chronicles #1) by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie - My Review
  7. Abandon (Abandon Trilogy #1) by Meg Cabot - My Review
  8. The Madman's Daughter (The Madman's Daughter #1) by Megan Shepard - My Review
  9. City of a Thousand Dolls (Bhinian Empire #1) by Miriam Forster - My Review
  10. Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgiea Nicolson #1) by Louise Rennison - My Review
  11. Lies Beneath (Lies Beneath #1) by Anne Greenwood Brown - My Review
  12. Legacy of the Clockwork Key (The Secret Order #1) by Kristin Bailey - My Review
  13. Dualed (Dualed #1) by Elsie Chapman - My Review
  14. Escape Theory (Keaton School #1) by Margaux Froley - My Review
  15. Dance of Shadows (Dance of Shadows #1) by Yelena Black - My Review
  16. Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth - My Review
  17. Clarity (Clarity #1) by Kim Harrington - My Review
  18. A Shade of Vampire (A Shade of Vampire #1) by Bella Forrest - My Review
  19. Stung (Stung #1) by Bethany Wiggins - My Review
  20. PODs (PODs #1) by Michelle Pickett - My Review
  21. The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1) by Suzanne Collins - My Review
  22. The Diviners (The Diviners #1) by Libba Bray
  23. Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer - My Review
  24. Black City (Black City #1) by Elizabeth Richards - My Review
  25. The End Games (The End Games #1) by T. Michael Martin - My Review
  26. Reboot (Reboot #1) by Amy Tintera - My Review
  27. City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare - My Review
  28. Sweet Evil (Sweet Evil #1) by Wendy Higgins - My Review
  29. Wild Cards (Wild Cards #1) by Simone Elkeles
  30. Perfect Ruin (Internment Chronicles #1) by Lauren DeStefano
  31. Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1) by Cassandra Clare
  32. Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1) by Richelle Mead (re-read)
 
 
 
 Failed Challenges:
 
 


2013 Reading Challenge is hosted by Goodreads.
My Goal: 100 books

  1. What We Saw at Night by Jacquelyn Mitchard - My Review
  2. Touch of Death (Touch of Death #1) by Kelly Hashway - My Review
  3. Defiance (Defiance #1) by C.J. Redwine - My Review
  4. The Essence (The Pledge #2) by Kimberly Derting - My Review
  5. Level 2 (The Memory Chronicles #1) by Lenore Appelhans - My Review
  6. Inside (Insider #1-2) by Maria V. Snyder - My Review
  7. Article 5 (Article 5 #1) by Kristen Simmons - My Review
  8. Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook - My Review
  9. The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell - My Review
  10. Unleashed (Wolf Springs Chronicles #1) by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie - My Review
  11. Abandon (Abandon Trilogy #1) by Meg Cabot - My Review
  12. The Madman's Daughter (The Madman's Daughter #1) by Megan Shepard - My Review
  13. City of a Thousand Dolls (Bhinian Empire #1) by Miriam Forster - My Review
  14. Breaking Point (Article 5 #2) by Kristen Simmons - My Review
  15. The Mirrored Shard (Iron Codex #3) by Caitlin Kittredge - My Review
  16. Wish I Could Have Said Goodbye, by Shari A. Brady - My Review
  17. Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters, by Suzanne Weyn - My Review
  18. Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgiea Nicolson #1) by Louise Rennison - My Review
  19. Revel by Maurissa Guibord - My Review
  20. Pieces (The Breakaway #2) by Michelle Davidson Argyle - My Review
  21. Who Done It? by Jon Scieszka - My Review
  22. Lies Beneath (Lies Beneath #1) by Anne Greenwood Brown - My Review
  23. Legacy of the Clockwork Key (The Secret Order #1) by Kristin Bailey - My Review
  24. Dualed (Dualed #1) by Elsie Chapman - My Review
  25. Starstruck by Rachel Shukert - My Review
  26. Deep Betrayal (Lies Beneath #2) by Anne Greenwood Brown - My Review
  27. Shadows in the Silence (Angelfire #3) by Courtney Allison Moulton - My Review
  28. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
  29. Escape Theory (Keaton School #1) by Margaux Froley - My Review
  30. Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt - My Review
  31. Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg - My Review
  32. Dance of Shadows (Dance of Shadows #1) by Yelena Black - My Review
  33. In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters - My Review
  34. Apollyon (Covenant #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout - My Review
  35. The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus #3) by Rick Riordan - My Review
  36. Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth - My Review
  37. The Last Academy by Anne Applegate - My Review
  38. How My Summer Went Up In Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski - My Review
  39. The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher - My Review
  40. Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick - My Review
  41. Clarity (Clarity #1) by Kim Harrington - My Review
  42. Victoria Rebels by Carolyn Meyer - My Review
  43. A Shade of Vampire (A Shade of Vampire #1) by Bella Forrest - My Review
  44. Falling for You by Lisa Schroeder - My Review
  45. Stung (Stung #1) by Bethany Wiggins - My Review
  46. Sever (Chemical Garden #3) by Lauren DeStefano - My Review
  47. The Dark Shore (Atlanteans #2) by Kevin Emerson - My Review
  48. PODs (PODs #1) by Michelle Pickett - My Review
  49. The Symptoms of My Insanity by Mindy Raf - My Review
  50. The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1) by Suzanne Collins (re-read) - My Review
  51. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2) by Suzanne Collins - My Review (read twice)
  52. Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins - My Review
  53. The Diviners (The Diviners #1) by Libba Bray
  54. The Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera Cass - My Review
  55. Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin #2) by Robin LaFevers - My Review
  56. Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer - My Review
  57. Black City (Black City #1) by Elizabeth Richards - My Review
  58. The End Games (The End Games #1) by T. Michael Martin - My Review
  59. Reboot (Reboot #1) by Amy Tintera - My Review
  60. City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare - My Review
  61. City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) by Cassandra Clare - My Review
  62. City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3) by Cassandra Clare - My Review
  63. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick - My Review
  64. Then You Were Gone by Lauren Strasnick - My Review
  65. Red Heart Tattoo by Lurlene McDaniel
  66. City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4) by Cassandra Clare - My Review
  67. Sweet Evil (Sweet Evil #1) by Wendy Higgins - My Review
  68. Looking For Alaska by John Green - My Review
  69. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky - My Review
  70. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - My Review (read twice)
  71. Wild Cards (Wild Cards #1) by Simone Elkeles
  72. Perfect Ruin (Internment Chronicles #1) by Lauren DeStefano
  73. City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) by Cassandra Clare - My Review
  74. Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1) by Cassandra Clare
  75. Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1) by Richelle Mead (re-read)
  76. Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) by Richelle Mead - My Review (re-read)
  77. Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer
  78. Touch of Power (Healer #1) by Maria V. Snyder
  79. Scent of Magic (Healer #2) by Maria V. Snyder
 
 
 
Debut Author Challenge is hosted by Hobbitsies
Click here to check it out and join!
My Goal: 20 books
  1. Level 2 (The Memory Chronicles #1) by Lenore Appelhans - My Review
  2. Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook - My Review
  3. The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell - My Review
  4. The Madman's Daughter (The Madman's Daughter #1) by Megan Shepard - My Review
  5. City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster - My Review
  6. Legacy of the Clockwork Key (The Secret Order #1) by Kristin Bailey - My Review
  7. Dualed (Dualed #1) by Elsie Chapman - My Review
  8. Escape Theory (Keaton School #1) by Margaux Froley - My Review
  9. Dance of Shadows (Dance of Shadows #1) by Yelena Black - My Review
  10. In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters - My Review
  11. The Last Academy by Anne Applegate - My Review
  12. How My Summer Went Up In Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski - My Review
  13. The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher - My Review
  14. PODs (PODs #1) by Michelle Pickett - My Review
  15. The Symptoms of My Insanity by Mindy Raf - My Review
  16. The End Games (The End Games #1) by T. Michael Martin - My Review
  17. Reboot (Reboot #1) by Amy Tintera - My Review
 
 
 
2013 Paranormal Reading Challenge is hosted by Megan Likes Books and Auntie Spinelli Reads.
Click here to check it out and join!
My Goal: 30 books

  1. Touch of Death (Touch of Death #1)  by Kelly Hashway - My Review
  2. Defiance (Defiance #1)  by C.J. Redwine - My Review
  3. Unleashed (Wolf Springs Chronicles #1) by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie - My Review
  4. Lies Beneath (Lies Beneath #1) by Anne Greenwood Brown - My Review
  5. Deep Betrayal (Lies Beneath #2) by Anne Greenwood Brown - My Review
  6. Shadows in the Silence (Angelfire #3) by Courtney Allison Moulton - My Review
  7. Apollyon (Covenant #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout - My Review
  8. Clarity (Clarity #1) by Kim Harrington - My Review
  9. A Shade of Vampire (A Shade of Vampire #1) by Bella Forrest - My Review
  10. PODs (PODs #1) by Michelle Pickett - My Review
  11. The Diviners (The Diviners #1) by Libba Bray
  12. Black City (Black City #1) by Elizabeth Richards - My Review
  13. The End Games (The End Games #1) by T. Michael Martin - My Review
  14. Reboot (Reboot #1) by Amy Tintera - My Review
  15. City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare - My Review
  16. City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) by Cassandra Clare - My Review
  17. City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3) by Cassandra Clare - My Review
  18. City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4) by Cassandra Clare - My Review
  19. Sweet Evil (Sweet Evil #1) by Wendy Higgins - My Review
  20. City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) by Cassandra Clare - My Review
  21. Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1) by Cassandra Clare
  22. Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1) by Richelle Mead (re-read)
  23. Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) by Richelle Mead - My Review

2013 End of the Series Reading Challenge is hosted by The Reader's Antidote.
Click here to check it out and join!
The Goal: 7 books
  1. Inside (Insider #1-2) by Maria V. Snyder - My Review
  2. The Mirrored Shard (Iron Codex #3) by Caitlin Kittredge - My Review
  3. Shadows in the Silence (Angelfire #3) by Courtney Allison Moulton - My Review
  4. Sever (Chemical Garden #3) by Lauren DeStefano - My Review
  5. Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins - My Review
 
 
 
Dystopia Reading Challenge 2013 is hosted by Blog of Erised.
Click here to check it out and join!
My Goal: 25 books

  1. Defiance (Defiance #1) by C.J. Redwine - My Review
  2. The Essence (The Pledge #2) by Kimberly Derting - My Review
  3. Inside (Insider #1-2) by Maria V. Snyder - My Review
  4. Article 5 (Article 5 #1) by Kristen Simmons - My Review
  5. Breaking Point (Article 5 #2) by Kristen Simmons - My Review
  6. The Mirrored Shard (Iron Codex #3) by Caitlin Kittredge - My Review
  7. Dualed (Dualed #1) by Elsie Chapman - My Review
  8. Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth - My Review
  9. Stung (Stung #1) by Bethany Wiggins - My Review
  10. Sever (Chemical Garden #3) by Lauren DeStefano - My Review
  11. The Dark Shore (Atlanteans #2) by Kevin Emerson - My Review
  12. PODs (PODs #1) by Michelle Pickett - My Review
  13. The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1) by Suzanne Collins - My Review
  14. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2) by Suzanne Collins - My Review (read twice)
  15. Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins - My Review
  16. The Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera Cass - My Review
  17. Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer - My Review
  18. Black City (Black City #1) by Elizabeth Richards - My Review
  19. The End Games (The End Games #1) by T. Michael Martin - My Review
  20. Reboot (Reboot #1) by Amy Tintera - My Review
  21. Perfect Ruin (Internment Chronicles #1) by Lauren DeStefano

 
 
 
So yes I failed at most of these challenges.  But I have an excuse! I started school for the first time in my life (I was homeschooled) and I went to community college full time so I didn't have time to read :/
For that reason I also wasn't able to keep up this blog.  But for 2014 I'm making it a resolution to keep this blog going, get awesome grades in my classes, and read 100 books all at the same time.  It's gonna be hard haha.
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