I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want
and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skill I want.
And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones
and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life.
And I am horribly limited. - Sylvia Plath

Monday, March 28, 2011

Review: Awakened by P.C. Cast + Kristin Cast

Title/Author: Awakened by P.C. Cast + Kristin Cast
Number of pages: 290
Series: House of Night #8
How I got it: Barnes and Noble
Rating: 3/5

Goodreads Summary:
At the start of Awakened, the pulse-pounding eighth installment of the bestselling House of Night series, Zoey has returned, mostly whole, from the Otherworld to her rightful place as High Priestess at the House of Night. Her friends are just glad to have her back, but after losing her human consort, Heath, will Zoey—or her relationship with her super- hot Warrior, Stark—ever be the same? Stevie Rae is drawn even closer to Rephaim, the Raven Mocker with whom she shares a mysterious and powerful Imprint, but he is a dangerous secret that isolates her from her school, her red fledglings, and even her best friends. When the dark threat of Neferet—who is coming closer and closer to achieving her twisted goal of immortality—and Kalona returns, what will it take to keep the House of Night from being lost forever, and what will one desperate girl do to keep her heart from being irreparably broken?

My Review:

The thing I like the most about the HON series is that it is non-stop adventure. There's always something dramatic going on. Well in this book I felt like the adventure was lagging. My heart didn't race at any point. I wasn't speeding through pages. I basically just read it to get it over with, and I hate when I feel that way :( HON is one of my fav series so I hate to not give it an awesome review but this book was basically just building up for the next good vs evil fight, that I feel will happen in the next book. 

Don't get me wrong, there are definitely some significant things that happen in this book, so I wouldn't skip over it... but it just wasn't what I was hoping for. I must say though, I think it's hilarious when Stark talk to Zoey in Seoras' accent. lol I don't know why but when I say it in my head it sounds too funny. ;x

Reading Challenges100 Books in 2011 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Update !

Hello beautiful bookers! I just wanted to update you guys again, let you know I haven't forgotten about my baby! (my blog duhhh) .... I have made time to read again! yay! still not as much as before but I'm almost done with Awakened. This semester is getting busy plus my schedule has been packed with doctor appts, registering for next semester, making time for all my friends, and of course SLEEP! I dont know what is up with me but I'm tired all the time (yes I've already had my blood work checked, everythings fine & dandy there!) .... I'm still adjusting to living at home too.

Well I'm not really sure what else to say!! Expect a book review in the next day or so. If I didn't have to be up at 7am I would go finish the book right now! (It's already 1am.. boooo)

OH i just thought I'd mention that I have become OBSESSED with the giveaways on Goodreads ! I already won a book! My first one ever!! I'm soooo excited to receive it in the mail & share with you guys! Look forward to that as well =]

Okay, love ya bookiesssss! Talk to you soon!!


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

In My Mailbox #7

Hosted by The Story Siren :)

Here's my collection since the last time I was able to update you guys ::

All of these have been swapped from Paperback Swap

1. A Matter of Class by Mary Balogh
2. An Ice Cold Gave by Charlaine Harris
3. Murder on a Girls' Night Out by Anne George
4. Caught In Crystal by Patricia C. Wrede
5. The Cat, The Quilt and the Corpse by Leann Sweeney
6. Bookmarked for Death by Lorna Barrett
7. Bookplate Special by Lorna Barrett
8. Delicious and Suspicious by Riley Adams
9. The Merlot Murders by Ellen Crosby

As you can probably tell, I've become obsessed with my new found love ... cozy mysteries :)

Have you guys read any of these?? Let me know!



I'm baccckkkk!

I want to apologize for being M.I.A. for so long! Life has been crazy lately. I moved back home, was sick for a while, went out of town... I havent even read in over a week! That's just pure insane for me. But, hopefully things will start looking up soon and I'll get back to my old self!

I spent the weekend at my best friend's house in Key West and I'd like to share some pictures with you guys.

Hope you enjoy <33


Smathers Beach, Key West FL

Watching the sailboats

Picture I took with my iphone of the Key West sunset

Drum circle on Duval Street ... well more like drum line lol

Duval Street at night.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday [1]

Soooo here's my first Top Ten Tuesday meme that is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! ;D

This week's topic is
Top Ten Books I Just HAD To Buy...But Are Still Sitting On My Bookshelf

Well I'm sure I could name wayyy more than 10 but I'll try to narrow it down >_<

  1. Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton
  2. Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Berry
  3. The Awakening and The Struggle by L.J. Smith
  4. The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
  5. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
  6. The Magicians by Lev Grossman
  7. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
  8. Elixir by Hilary Duff
  9. Frostbite by Richelle Mead
  10. The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney