Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Born at Midnight [Book Review]

#1 in Shadow Falls series
Kindle Edition, 417 pages
Published March 29th 2011 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Top Ten Scariest Looking Book Covers

All of these covers creep me out! I've not read any of them yet, but it's the perfect time of the year for a good horror book. I may need to pick one of them up!

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine, #1)Unwind (Unwind, #1)HuntedThe Night Children (Escape from Furnace, #0.5)Omens (Cainsville, #1)AsylumEnvy (Empty Coffin, #1)Girl of Nightmares (Anna, #2)The ReplacementCharm and Strange

Monday, October 28, 2013

Conjured [Book Review]

Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published September 3rd 2013 by Walker Childrens
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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Parasite [Book Review]

Disclaimer: I received a e-copy from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinions.
#1 in Parasitology series
Kindle Edition, 512 pages
Expected publication: October 29th 2013 by Orbit
ASIN: B00AFGKSDS Find on Goodreads

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Warm Bodies [Book Review]

#1 in Warm Bodies series
Kindle Edition, 258 pages
Published April 2011 by Atria Books (first published October 28th 2010)
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Enclave [Book Review]

#1 in Razorland series
Kindle Edition, 272 pages
Published April 12th 2011 by Feiwel & Friends (first published April 11th 2011)
ASIN: B004H1TC9S Find on Goodreads

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Top Ten Character Names I Love

I thought that I would have a really hard time with this one, but I ended up filling up the list quickly. I didn't realize there were so many names I could recall that were unique that I loved. In no particular order...
  1. Karou [Daughter of Smoke & Bone series] - my Kindle's name is Karou :)
  2. Lilac [These Broken Stars trilogy] - I really love how old-timey this name is and think it's really cool with how futuristic the novel is.
  3. Graylee [Spellbound trilogy] - Even though I decided not to finish the series after finishing the second, I really love the name Graylee.
  4. Daenarys [A Song of Ice and Fire series] - hands-down my favorite name in the series.
  5. Spencer [Pretty Little Liars series] - I really love boyish names that fit for girls.
  6. Warner [Shatter Me series] - You don't really hear this name a lot for boys and I like it.
  7. Deuce [Razorland trilogy] - Such a BAMF name for a girl and it really fits her personality and strength.
  8. Marina [All Our Yesterdays] - part of this may be the whole mom thing where I am in love with old Marina on Fresh Beat Band, but!
  9. Grimalkin [Iron Fey series] - Had to include my favorite kitty cat. I will be naming a future cat Grimalkin...mark my words.
  10. Tobias [Divergent trilogy] - When I was a kid, Tobias was one of my favorite boy names and I so badly wanted to name my first Tobias and nickname him Toby.
And there you have it!

What are your favorite book character names? Do any of you with ereaders, name your devices after book characters?

Monday, October 21, 2013

Winter Chill [Book Review]

Paperback, 352 pages
Published August 6th 2013 by Kensington (first published December 1984)
ISBN: 0758289774
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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Devil's Food Murder [Book Review]

#14 in Hannah Swensen series
Paperback, 322 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Kensington Books (first published January 1st 2011)
ISBN:  075826593XFind on Goodreads

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wonderfully Wicked Readathon Vol 2: Daily Updates Part 2

You can see what books I'm trying to read this week and my goals as well in this post.
The first half of the readathon updates can be found here.
Total so far: 1221 pages | 4 books 1 novella

Wednesday 10/16
Currently reading:
Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin, #1)The Walking Dead, Compendium 1
Finished today: 13 pages + 422 pages | 0 books
Total: 1656 pages | 4 books 1 novella
Challenge: n/a
Thoughts: 7AM Was able to get a good third of Spider done last night reading in bed and had a good night's sleep. Today I don't have much to do except clean up around the house and do some homework. So I'm hoping to stay off the computer and do that. 11PM Read a ton of TWD today, but barely made a dent in Spider's Bite. I also did a ton of homework and more cleaning around the house. I plan to finish Spider's and start on Birthmarked tomorrow. Possibly pick up The Last Olympian as well, since I checked it out at the library today :)

Goals: 435/182 pages per day, 4/4 books, 1/2 novellas, 0/5 blog visits per day, 0/1 new follow per day, 3/3 challenges, 0/1 Twitter chat, 0/2 reviews per day.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Override [Book Review]

#2 in Glitch trilogy
Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published February 12th 2013 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Heist Society [Book Review]

#1 in Heist Society series
Hardcover, 287 pages
Published February 9th 2010 by Disney-Hyperion
ISBN: 1423116399
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Friday, October 11, 2013

Wonderfully Wicked Readathon Vol. 2: Daily Updates Part 1

You can see what books I'm trying to read this week and my goals as well in this post. I'll be tweeting throughout the readathon (@fortunefavors11) and updating on my Goodreads profile (here).

Friday 10/11
Currently reading:
Starry NightsThe Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4)Dead Girls Don't Lie
Finished today: 170 pages + 11 pages + 7 pages | 1 book(s)
Total: 188 pages | 1 book(s)
Challenge: Participated in the Jigsaw Cover Love challenge on My Shelf Confessions and Superstitions challenge on Caffeinated Book Reviewer
Thoughts: 8am Ready to begin the readathon!! :) 2PM Getting a bit distracted here. Starting points for today were 41% for Starry and p.93 for Battle 5PM Just finished my first book: Starry Nights. Gotta make dinner and hopefully work on a few reviews and visit some blogs. I also hope to start Dead Girls Don't Lie tonight and make a dent in Battle.
Goals: 188/182 pages per day, 1/4 books, 0/2 novellas, 5/5 blog visits per day, 1/1 new follow per day, 2/3 challenges, 0/1 Twitter chat, 7/2 reviews per day.

Visited The Hosts // Kristen // Vicki // Sassy // Beckie
New Follow: Bittersweet Enchantment

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Article 5 [Book Review]

*3.5 stars*

#1 in Article 5 series
Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published January 31st 2012 by Tor Teen
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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wonderfully Wicked Readathon Vol. 2: Goals & Book List

The Wonderfully Wicked Read-A-Thon is a time when we all get together to dedicate the days of October 11-20 to as much reading as possible. You read as much as you can in order to get yourself a little further through that huge to-read pile! We know real life gets in the way and even if you can’t participate more than one day, you’re welcome to join in on the fun!

In the meanwhile, we will be hosting book-related challenges where you can win some awesome prizes and have a Twitter party at the hashtag #WWReadathon! You can posts updates on your blog, Twitter, Goodreads or Facebook — as long as the profile is public and we all can enjoy your reading progress!


To the Nines [Book Review]

#9 in Stephanie Plum series
Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published May 14th 2008 by Macmillian (first published January 1st 2003)
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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Top Ten (Six) Best/Worst Series Enders

I thought by today that I would have a few more series finished. I'm in the middle of like 50 and a lot of them only have one more book left for me to read. I actually have a bookshelf for series that I need to finish on Goodreads: here. So I wasn't able to have more than 6 top SIX.

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)Shutdown (Glitch, #3)The Iron Knight (Iron Fey, #4)Requiem (Delirium, #3)Reached (Matched, #3)

  1. WORST: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins: In my opinion, the actual ending was SO LAME. I felt like Collins was just done writing, so she very sloppily ended the book and slapped on a cliched finish.
  2. BEST: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling: I'm sure there will be a lot of this book around on today's Top Ten. I don't see how it couldn't make people's list. It's incredibly epic and just all around perfection. ALL THE FEELS. *sniffles*
  3. BEST: Shutdown by Heather Anastasiu: This trilogy I have been talking about a lot lately because I feel it's underappreciated. The ending was also VERY epic. It was one of those things where I had to reread because I couldn't believe it just happened. I hope Anastasiu writes more books and soon because she is incredible!
  4. BEST: The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa: I enjoyed reading from Prince Ash's POV. Even more so, I enjoyed his journey with Puck and Grimalkin. I also really loved the Big Bad Wolf. Another solid ending...(not including the spinoff series)
  5. BEST: Requiem by Lauren Oliver: I know a lot of folks really hated the open-ended ending, but I actually really liked it which is extremely odd for me. I think it's just HOW Oliver did it that made me content. I also wasn't thoroughly impressed with book number two, so Requiem lived up to my expectations and ended the trilogy well.
  6. WORST: Reached by Ally Condie: I loved Matched. I thought it was so unique and amazing. I hated Crossed. I absolute abhorred that book. But because a lot of times I end up hating the second book for being a filler in a trilogy, I was really excited to read Reached and then I was utterly appalled at what happened. It was literally the same type of scene for each character over and over and over again. I hate Cassia's decision at the end. For me, there were no redeeming qualities and it's really frustrating. I loved Matched. LOVE LOVE LOVED Matched. But the other two were not good at all.

What are your favorite or least favorite series enders?