Monday, January 31, 2011

Fireflight - What I've Overcome

Heard this on the radio today. :) Enjoy.
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The Vespertine

The Vespertine is a book about a woman named Amelia who goes to Baltimore to search for a husband by her brother's request. She starts to have visions, which later begin to come true.

PJ Hoover is giving away an ARC of The Vespertine. The deadline is February 4th. Better hurry and enter! If you do manage to read the Vespertine, please tell me how it goes!

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Secrets - One Republic Lyrics

I like this song :).
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Saturday, January 29, 2011

River Flows In You - Yiruma ft. Anne Manda

I've always been a fan of Yiruma's "River Flows In You". When I heard this version of the song, I was blown away. This is a really beautiful song.
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Halo by Alexandra Adornetto - Review

Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Release Date: August 31, 2010

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

“A man in love can do extraordinary things, I don’t care if you’re an angel, you’re my angel, and I won’t let you go.”

I finished Halo by Alexandra Adornetto! I must say, the general idea is really interesting, but it is very obvious that the majority of her ideas came from Twilight. A few examples are people's eyes turning from vivid colors to coal black, going to a nearby city to buy prom dresses with her 2 friends, "There are 2/3 things that I am absolutely certain", etc. It is pretty annoying as you progress into the book, because I felt I was reading Twilight over again, but with even more helpless, selfish characters.

3 angels are sent to Earth on a mission to fight dark forces in Venus Cove, a small beach town in Australia. Beth, the youngest and most naive angel, is sidetracked from her mission and falls in love with a teenage boy named Xavier. Beth and Xavier form a very close relationship, which is against the laws according to Heaven. The majority of the book is lacking in plot or conflict, and is usually Beth going around with Xavier and her friends at school or at restaurants and stores.

Xavier's and Beth's love for each other is pretty sickening. They are apart for an hour and Beth feels like she could die. About 150 pages of the book repeats over and over their "undying love" for each other and that Xavier is all Beth thinks about when they are apart.

My favorite character in this book is Gabriel. He is reserved and wise in his choice-making. I believe Ivy was made too happy, joyful, etc. Gabriel has a cautious personality, and is always looking out for his siblings.

Even with all these major errors in the book, I still find Halo a somewhat enjoyable read, but I know it failed to satisfy most of the people on here who reviewed it. I guess I'm just into this kind of (empty) story.

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Unearthly Giveaway

Cynthia Hand's new book Unearthly came out on January 4th! Have any of you guys read it yet? It looks super good, I'm thinking about reading it. Cynthia herself is actually holding a giveaway contest for this book! It ends January 31. Here's the link:

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My goodreads, books, my crave for Andes Mints.

Hey Everyone!
As you can tell, I am back to Blogger. I totally forgot about this for a year (or two). I have some updates:

My Goodreads account! Goodreads is totally addicting, I got into it in December (sorry this does not open into a new window/tab):

Also, you should join the awesome book club that I am in on Goodreads! :

The members are extremely nice and know what they are doing when it comes to discussing books and the like! I really enjoy being part of the club. : )

You can keep track of all my reviews and what I'm reading and stuff on my goodreads account! Speaking of my current reads...

I just finished Halo by Alexandra Adornetto. It was okay I guess. I really liked the plot but the author was very unoriginal. I will be reviewing the book soon, so watch for it. : )

So, since I'm done with Halo, I am going to start reading the second book in the Tillerman trilogy, Dicey's Song. I read the first book, The Homecoming, for an English book report, but I loved it, so I decided to buy the second book. It is an extremely sad story about 4 homeless children, whom their mother abandon due to the constant stress she experienced from being a single parent. I'm really excited to read it!

RANDOM: Lately I've been eating Andes Mints. They are soo good. LOL. Who else likes them? (8 But my favorite is still Twix. o_o

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Gentleman HaHa (not Lady GaGa)

Meet Gentleman Haha! Haha, I know this is old but it's really funny. I'm back to Blogger guys! :)
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