Sunday, October 20, 2013

Stacking the Shelves #22

A meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews where all the book nerds can post about the lovely (or not so lovely) books that they've got this week (or weeks in my case).

P.S. If you click the book's link, it will take you to the GoodReads page.

Books I've Read in the Last THREE WEEKS!
Duplicity (Spellbound #2)     The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2)      Starglass (Starglass, #1)     Born of Illusion (Born of Illusion, #1)

Hollowland (The Hollows, #1)      Jellicoe Road     Goddess (Starcrossed, #3)     Emerald Green (Precious Stone Trilogy, #3)

Fire with Fire (Burn for Burn, #2)     The Serpent's Shadow (Kane Chronicles, #3)     Hover (The Taking, #2)     Find Me (Find Me, #1)

Hero (Woodcutter Sisters #2)      Hollowmen (The Hollows, #2)      The Evanescence (Fallen Souls, #2)

Starglass by Phoebe North
Born of Illusion by Teri Brown
Hollowland by Amanda Hocking
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Goddess by Josephine Angelini
Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier
Fire With Fire by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
The Serpent's Shadow by Rick Riordan
Hover by Melissa West
Find Me by Romily Bernard
Hero by Alethea Kontis
Hollowmen by Amanda Hocking
The Evanescence by Jessica Sorensen

Checked Out From The Library!
Emerald Green (Precious Stone Trilogy, #3)     Thornhill (Hemlock, #2)     Fins Are Forever (Fins, #2)      Just for Fins (Fins, #3)

Never Fade (The Darkest Minds, #2)      UnSouled (Unwind, #3)

Books Bought
Ebook copies:
Clockwiser (Clockwise, #2)     Time Between Us (Time Between Us, #1)

Clockwiser by Elle Strauss
Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone

They were both only $0.99 on Amazon so I went ahead and bought them!

Books Borrowed
Hollowmen (The Hollows, #2)      The Evanescence (Fallen Souls, #2)

So, what books did you get?

Sunday, October 13, 2013

REVIEW: The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2)
If you could steal things from dreams, what would you take?

Ronan Lynch has secrets. Some he keeps from others. Some he keeps from himself.

One secret: Ronan can bring things out of his dreams.

And sometimes he's not the only one who wants those things.

Ronan is one of the raven boys—a group of friends, practically brothers, searching for a dead king named Glendower, who they think is hidden somewhere in the hills by their elite private school, Aglionby Academy. The path to Glendower has long lived as an undercurrent beneath town. But now, like Ronan's secrets, it is beginning to rise to the surface—changing everything in its wake.

Of The Raven Boys, Entertainment Weekly wrote, "Maggie Stiefvater's can't-put-it-down paranormal adventure will leave you clamoring for book two." Now the second book is here, with the same wild imagination, dark romance, and heart-stopping twists that only Maggie Stiefvater can conjure.

When I read The Raven Boys last year, I was confused.
I liked it, but I found it to be confusing,

This book was also confusing but I feel like everything was explained a bit more and kind of fit together. There's also the fact that the first book had so much going on, while this book mainly focused on Ronan's dreams.
Yes, the whole "I can take stuff from dreams" thing.
I actually found this to be a complete surprise!
I know, the title and the apparent cliffhanger made this obvious, but it's been awhile! (I actually had to read this in order to refresh my memory)
But you know what? I LOVED being surprised! And I, of course, loved the idea!

Another thing that I liked was that there wasn't really any romance. I'm the odd one out in that I'm not a huge fan of romance, and there are times that I'm fine with romance, but there are so many YA books where the romance takes up all of the focus in the book while the plot takes the backseat. This was not the case with this book.

I also loved the characters and being able to see their different stories and point of views (yes, this is a multiple perspective book).

All in all, I really liked this book. In fact, the only major problem that I had was that I was a bit confused (but I get confused easily).
I am definitely looking forward to seeing what will happen next!

I hereby give this book:
4 Wheels!
Meaning: I really liked it!

Cover vs. Cover: Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

This week's pick is...

8835379   vs.  12358349
Hardcover                          Paperback
They are both really pretty, but i'm defiantly leaning more towards the hardcover. First of all, the paperback is mainly a girl in the dress cover. While I do think those covers are pretty, I'm tired of that trend. And the tagline if kind of cheesy "she didn't expect to lose her heart", those kind of taglines are a big turn off for me. 
Then there's the hardcover. I love the design of the hardcover and the addition of the little clock!
Final Verdict: HARDCOVER

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, where you talk about whatever book you are IMPATIENTLY WAITING for!
This week I am waiting for...

Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)      Goodreads Description:
From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren’t always forever.

Their romantic journey is skillfully intertwined with those of beloved couples Anna and √Čtienne and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new.
                                                                                                                    Goodreads Link

What are you waiting on?

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Stacking the Shelves #21

A meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews where all the book nerds can post about the lovely (or not so lovely) books that they've got this week (or weeks in my case).
I usually do this every two weeks, but I was busy last weekend and couldn't post. So this is THREE WEEKS worth of books!!

P.S. If you click the book's link, it will take you to the GoodReads page.

Books I've Read in the Last THREE WEEKS!
This Strange and Familiar Place (So Close to You, #2)     Reboot (Reboot, #1)     Parallel      All Our Yesterdays (All Our Yesterdays #1)

The Beautiful and the Cursed      Just One Drop (The Grey Wolves, #3)      Just Like Fate      Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Between, #1)

The Rules (Project Paper Doll, #1)      Antigoddess (Goddess War, #1)      Deception (Defiance, #2)      Brightest Kind of Darkness (Brightest Kind of Darkness, #1)

A Shadow of Light (A Shade of Vampire, #4)      The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy, #1)      United We Spy (Gallagher Girls, #6)      Sweet Legacy

Gated      Tandem (Many-Worlds, #1)

Checked Out From The Library!
All Our Yesterdays (All Our Yesterdays #1)     Antigoddess (Goddess War, #1)     The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy, #1)     United We Spy (Gallagher Girls, #6)

Perfect Ruin (Internment Chronicles, #1)      Find Me (Find Me, #1)      The Looking Glass Wars (The Looking Glass Wars, #1)     Not a Drop to Drink

Jellicoe Road      Descendant (Starling, #2)     Hero (Woodcutter Sisters #2)     The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2)

Immortal City (Immortal City, #1)      Rampant (Killer Unicorns, #1)     More Than This

Books Bought
Physical copies:
Origin (Lux, #4)      Reckoning (Strange Angels, #5)     Jealousy (Strange Angels, #3)     Unwind (Unwind, #1)

Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover (Gallagher Girls, #3)

I got all of these (except Origin) from my local used bookstore!

Ebook copies:
Reaping Me Softly (The Reaper Series #1)     Frost (The Frost Chronicles, #1)     What Kills Me (What Kills Me, #1)    Lucid (Brightest Kind of Darkness, #2)

Books Borrowed
Just One Drop (The Grey Wolves, #3)      A Shadow of Light (A Shade of Vampire, #4)     Duplicity (Spellbound #2)

Thanks to  LendleBooklending!


Thank you, Teenreads!!!

So, what books did you haul in?