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So as most everyone knows, Star Trek into darkness has come out and you may be excited to know that we are going to see it.  YAY.  So, in response to this momentous occasion in trekkie history, I will write a review of my thoughts on the movie and the beautiful, fine young men known as Chris Pine and Benedict Cumberbatch.  We are going to the movie on Friday, so the review be done sometime this weekend.

JUST LOOK AT THEM.

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NOW TELL ME YOU DONT LOVE THEM.

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New Exciting Books of 2013!!!!

Reagan:

So, there are so many stinking AWESOME books coming out in 2013.  Seeing as it is very plausible that some might be left out or forgotten, I decided to make a list of the books I am excited to read in 2013! 

Enjoy:

1. The Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

2. Sever by Lauren DeStefano

3.Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

4. Seige and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

5. Miss, Peregrine #2 (doesn’t have a name yet) by Ransom Riggs

6. The City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

7. The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

8. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Well, that all that I have for now.  I may add more or edit it some, but those are the ones that I could think of off the top of my head.  

Au revoir little biscuit!   (Yay for you if you got the refrence)

Oh also! If you want to read a HUGE sneak peak of Unravel Me, go here: http://browseinside.harperteen.com/index.aspx?isbn13=9780062085535

Seriously, this “browse inside” feels like half the book:)

 

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Glitch

I tried reading this. I really did but the book was so lifeless, monotonous, and overall just dreary that it felt more like a chore than a pleasure to read it. I would get my ipad, open up Glitch, and start reading every day.

Surprisingly, I didn’t get very far. 
The main character herself was quite idiotic in the beginning and there was poor world building. It seemed a bit too much like every other dystopian novel out there. Also, nothing had an ACTUAL name. It’s like the author wasn’t original enough to come up with her won cool titles. Instead, it was:
Food Dispension Center
Sanitation System
Corridor
OK, one time is acceptable but after reading at least 15 of these absurd titles, I was done! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! That was a simple mistake that I’m surprised no one caught. Maybe if the names were more interesting the book would have been a little more manageable but alas, it was not to be. 
But seriously, someone should fix that. The Corridor is just wrong.
Maybe the book got better but I doubt it. 
This book had a lot of expectations from me and it didn’t live up to any. But maybe that’s just me. But if you want to read it, I would definetly recommend the library, just saying. 
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Tarnished: Tales of Broken Dragons by Nipaporn Baldwin

This was a really long book but it was made of up short stories (they were connected but separate, if that makes any sense) so it balanced out.

If you’re the kind of person who has to read the entire book all at once, good luck.

But, if you are okay just reading a few stories whenever you’re bored, this is the book for you.

 

It took me a while to read it because it was pithy, not the length but the stories, you know?

 

Once again, the author has astounded me with her prose. It’s magnificent and alluring. 

The characters were relatively well developed for short stories. 

Like mythical creatures? This is SO the book for you.

Overall, I really enjoyed it but it took some work to get through it and it was confusing at best when reading but hang on just a little bit longer and you’ll be fine!

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Betrayed by Ednah Walters

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

Lil isn’t just an average teenager. She’s one of the Nephilim–the descendants of humans and angels–which gives her some serious psi skills and a mission for redemption. Just when Lil thinks she’s found a balance between her normal life with human friends and her training to become a Guardian, she’s warned that someone close to her will betray her. When the boy she loves starts acting strangely and one of her human friends acquires a supernatural ability, Lil begins to realize that someone is manipulating the people she loves… and won’t stop until she’s been lured to the dark side.

My thoughts: OMJB! I loved this book, Ednah Walters FREAKING DELIVERED! It was fantastic and it kept getting better from there. You know how some books have really horrible sequels that suck and are super boring? Well, this was nothing-NOTHING- like that. It was super intense as always and the plot kept on unfolding and getting better.

Hello, the synopsis? INTENSELY EPIC!

*desperately fanning myself* 

OK, overall this book was simply delicious. There was sarcasm, hawt guys, and freaking magic. That is all one needs to be happy, am I right!?

Anyways, READ THIS SEQUEL! That is, if you have read the first one. This is one great series!

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Awakened by Ednah Walter

I’ve had my eye on this book for a while so when I got a chance to review it, I leaped on it! Cover thoughts: Hawt guy, Shirtless. How can I NOT be happy!? Characters: Lil was awesome! She kills demons and kicks butt! Bran, despite the unfortunate name which only makes me think of healthy breakfast cereal (Raison Bran), was TOTALLY SMOKING HAWT! And he was really sweet and adorable too! Overall: This was a fast paced novel with an engrossing plot. The book had the kind of aura which just screams “READ ME!” Not only was it super awesome and all, but it was fanatically written as well. Usually when I’m reading, there’s something about the prose which makes me stop or confuses me but not with this! What I enjoyed most about the book other than the entire book itself of course, was the effortless reading. It was a quick, easy, really fun read which you could really get into. Read it and I guarantee you won’t regret it! 🙂

Recommended reads: If you liked this book I would recommend Taste by Kate Evangelista. (I TOTALLY LOVE THAT BOOK!)

Gonaa read Betrayed now and once I’m done I will do a SUPER DUBER LONG DOUBLE REVIEW ON BOTH THE BOOKS! It will be awesome. Brace yourselves 😉

 

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Pretty Unlikely (Bloody Extended Version) by Emily Hodson

Pretty Unlikely (Bloody Extended Version) by Emily Hodson
First of all, I received a copy of this for free in exchange for an honest, unbiased review: so, thank you so much to the people who made that happen!

Cover Thoughts:
Horror movie meets chick flick. I love how it’s so scary yet it still shows the eerily beautiful side of the story. I loved how well it matched the novel! Also, props for the cover for not depicting a passive girl lying in the meadow which seems to be the norm nowadays in covers for YA…

Writing Style:
It wasn’t AMAZING but it wasn’t bad either. I have read much worse writing that was so dull, I couldn’t even finish the book!(So, pretty awful). This book, compared to others, was pretty good for a debut author. There were some flaws and I wanted to kill the characters sometimes but it was pretty good and had a nice, easy rhythm to the prose.

Plot:
All you need to know:
Horror movie in a novel! (Hot guy included). If you love horror movies, READ THIS! Plus, the love interest was kinda hawt 😉

The Book Trailer:
The AUTHOR made the book trailer! How awesome is that!? Like, it wasn’t enough that that she wrote an entire novel, but she also invested so much time into making a carefully thought out trailer for her book? Gawd, that’s dedication, hats off to her!
Besides the fact the author is totally epic and all for making her own trailer (how AWESOME is that!? Seriously!) But, it was pretty good. Yeah, you could tell it wasn’t made in Hollywood but it was scary and cool! The filming was Paranormal Activity-esque. Even if you don’t read the book, see the trailer! Then you will feel like reading the book 🙂

Overall Opinion:
It was a nice, thought provoking debut novel. Definitely worth reading once but be prepared for the nightmares…(It was scary, ok!)

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Angel Evolution! By David Estes. Oh joy…or not.

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I tried to like this book, I really did! I just couldn’t…
It was so similar to other stories I had read, I groaned inwardly when I finished the first part of the book. 
It’s not just the book, it’s what it was about, that made me feel so negatively towards the entire novel. Maybe if it was the first time I had encountered this plot and idea of the book, 
I would have felt differently but no such luck 😦
I have read similar book to this, and because of that, I can’t say I liked it. I twas just so…ordinary.

The Plot:
This is ALL you need to know:
There’s this pretty, “special” girl who just doesn’t know it. In addition, she has no idea she is pretty. Both of these factors lead to her low self esteem. (And she’s socially awkward, but that’s a given lately in YA fiction.)
Then comes the guy. He’s hawt, of course, but he has a secret agenda! He has a mission. It involves her and it isn’t good…
 Not that she knows that! Yet…
 But when he’s with her, she feels so special!
But what will happen when she finds out his secret?
And what will happen to him when he fails his mission and falls in love with the target? (Or does he?…..<insert suspenseful music>…)

The Protagonist:
Taylor:
She was like a brick, no personality at all. It didn’t even seem like she loved her family. She was happy to get away from her dad and had no connection to her brother. Her brother, she claimed didn’t care about her, well how is that? There is no evidence to support that and how can you not love your sibling? No matter what, even if you hate them you still FEEL something towards them, have some sort of a connection. It’s simply not possible to feel NOTHING towards your bro or sis!
Also, when meeting Gabriel, she didn’t change out of her sweatpants or put makeup on because “that’s the kinda girl she is”. 
Wow! You’re sooooo deep bella, I mean Taylor! Hehehe
I think the author was trying to make her come across as deep or so sophisticated and mature by making her the atypical girl but the effect was that she seemed like she was trying TOO hard to be “different” which makes her seem no different than anyone else.

Overall Impression:
This book was a hard read for me because it was so dull and uninteresting. By page 43, I had had enough of this book. I wanted to put it down, but because of the deadline, I plunged on. If I could have abandoned this book, I would have. There was nothing that struck out to me about the book, neither the characters or plot nor the writing style. Everything seemed…average.
The plot was not engaging, especially in the beginning and it continued to drag on. The characters were mediocre and I felt no real connection to any of the half-developed characters. Taylor, the protagonist who was a college student, seemed like such a brick head sometimes, I felt hatred towards her. She was another faceless girl who fell deeply in love with the hawt guy, who just so happened to be evil. There was nothing about that made me even remotely interested in her, if she fell of a cliff, I would wouldn’t even blink my eyes. Maybe I would cheer if I bothered to pay attention…
 
 
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Taste by Kate Evengelista

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This book was good, like REALLY GOOD! I just can’t get over just how amazing this book was! But, for the sake of this review, I will hold my insanity in and just continue.
 
Plot:The plot kept on thickening! It starts with danger and it just gets more intense every moment! Each moment was action packed and I couldn’t tear my eyes from the pages. There was never a moment where there wasn’t something interesting going on and I LOVED THAT!
 
Characters:
Phoenix:
Coolest. Name. EVER! And her personality totally matched it. I loved how she was selfless, hurt, yet fiery and passionate. She was a great combination of strength and vulnerability and she was pretty fricking awesome!
Luka:
One word. HAWT!
Demitri: He was pretty awesome and I loved that he didn’t have insta-love right when he saw Phoenix, but let it simmer before things heated up.(Oh, boy did they!) BUT, he was weirdly controlling at times which could be chalked up to the archaic ways of his people, i guess…
 
The Romance:
Besides the accursed love triangle, it was pretty good. Right from the beginning, you knew who the girl would end up with. It was so obvious yet pointless at parts when they were “separated” because you would just KNOW already who would end up together. 
Both the males in question were HAWT! I’m not quite convinced about Demitri’s shoulder length hair thought, that’s pretty iffy. But LUKA! Right from the start, I thought he was the sexiest thing ever. He kinda reminded me of Jace, which is one of the biggest compliments you can tell someone, fyi 🙂
 
Overall Impression:
This had everything you could possibly want in a novel. A strong heroine, hawt HAWT guys, evil villians, evil hawt guys, evil not hawt guys, mad scientists, adorable 12 year olds, exiled kings, crazy friends, and strong wills. The list goes on and on but you gotta stop somewhere. 
I didn’t think I would love this much but here I am 🙂
Right from the start, this book drew me in so I had no choice but to stay up late and constantly read this book like a madman. It was just so addicting! Usually, even the best book fails to catch my attention, in at least one part of the book, but no such thing ever happened in this book! I would would put it down for a second, (a girl’s gotta eat), and my thoughts would just keep flickering back to NEEDING this book. So, point to be noted, don’t try reading this book in segments, that’s simply not possible. The second you sink your teeth into it, you’re gonaa devour it!
 
My advice to you: READ THIS BOOK! You will NOT be sorry! 
 
Special thanks to the awesome author for providing me a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.You’re the best, thanks so much!!
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Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols

Such a Rush By Jennifer Echols

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 If you are a fan of Jennifer Echols or have enjoyed her previous books, you will, no doubt, just LOVE this book.

Such a Rush was amazing yet totally unexpected. It was by far, one of the most original books I have read this year!

Why is that? 

Well, Jennifer Echols has done it again, she created an intricate, mesmerizing tale that once again swept you off your feet. While reading, you were ecstatic, compassionate, and sorrowful at times. Her character development of the protagonist blew me away. She created a unique storyline while adding in the romance, mayhem, and angst just the way us fans like it.

 The Plot:

Leah Jones is a high school senior who aspires to be a pilot. She works for Mr.Hall and flying is like breathing to her. She has a great job and just wants to complete her last year of high school so she can become a full-time pilot, her dream job. The catch? She lives in a trailer, her mom is a flake, and it seems like she’s losing everything she ever cared about. Mr.Hall dies, leaving her at the mercy of the Hall boys who never considered her part of the flying family. She’s struggling to hold onto her job, even if it means going against her principles and doing the one thing she would have never dreamed about. But she has no choice, she has to listen to Grayson as he threatens to divulge a secret that would end her life as she knew it. She despises what she’s forced to do, to work for the Hall boys with Grayson who never seems to leave her alone. 

But she doesn’t mind Grayson’s constant presence. And that’s what frightens her the most.

 The Characters:

I love this book, but that doesn’t mean it contains no flaws. There were several little flaws which made me slightly frustrated but not enough to make me furious or lower my rating of this book. The main problem I had with the characters was that Leah was wonderfully developed, with all her hopes and her dreams mapped out for us, while the other characters, namely the Hall boys were curiously underdeveloped. I had no idea what was going on in their heads and at times I would be like, what are you thinking!? But despite that, I still enjoyed their characters and the ambiguity of Alec and Grayson just added to their allure. 

 Leah:

Leah was super tough, breathtakingly beautiful, and confident. Basically, everything you want a main girl to be. She was amazingly strong and kept her cool. I admired her for the fact, despite she grew up in a trailer park, she wasn’t afraid to go after what she loved. Leah knew what she wanted and she would get it! 

Alec:

He seems like the quintessential golden boy but he isn’t. He’s devious, wicked smart, and a diabolical mastermind. I have no idea what to call him, he was so unique. His reasons for doing what he did were ambiguous and he turned out to be the opposite of what we thought of him as. So, be prepared to be surprised and shocked at the end of this book!

 Grayson:

Straw hat? Check.

Aviator glasses? Check.

Super sexy bad boy? Check!

Grayson was the super sexy bad boy we have to love! But, he was so different from the rest of the bad boys we see in YA, it was refreshing. He seems broken because he is broken. He’s flawed and doesn’t magically fix everything wrong about him when he falls in love. He is perfect but hard to love. But once you do, BRACE YOURSELF!

 The Romance:

Hello, this is JENNIFER ECHOLS, so obviously the romance is PERFECT! It’s not too quick or too slow, it’s just right.

Who are the people in love you ask? 

That’s why you’ll have to read this amazing book so you can find out for yourself! 

Prepare to be swept away in the sizzlingly love 😉

 Overall:

Jennifer Echols has done it again, I am in love with this book. I adore it! I treasure it! I praise it! 

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves Jennifer Echols, has read and loved any of her books, or someone who has amazing taste in books 🙂

Another reason why this book is SOOOOOO good, while I’m writing this review, I’m resisting the urge to slap my computer screen down so I can sprint upstairs and grab Such a Rush so I can read it again, (for the third time and it’s not even out yet.)

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