In My Mailbox ( The New Year Edition '12)

December 31, 2011


IMMailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren .In my mailbox is a feature to show the books that you bought, got from the library or Got for review.

Review: Lola and The Boy Next Door Stephanie Perkins

December 28, 2011

Lola and The Boy Next Door
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Series: Single Title
Publisher: Dutton
Pages: 338
R. Date: September 29,2011

Summary (Goodreads)
Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion . . . she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit -- more sparkly, more fun, more wild -- the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood.

When Cricket -- a gifted inventor -- steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.

Wow! I am speechless. I thought you couldn't get better than Anna. Well guess what I change my mind, Lola is amazing.

This book is one of those "girlier" YA's I occasionally read. I felt like such a girl when I read this book -- I was laughing and I was shocked and had a little freak out when I saw Anna and St. Claire. OMG! I mean I did not expect them to be in this one at All!

But Wait than there was cricket the sweet, smart, innocent boy that had moved in next door again after his sister switched coaches again. I really no words for Cricket. Every time I think of cricket my inner teen girl comes out and screams HOT! SMART! OMG! Yeah, a little freaky, but everyone has their moments and their fan-boys and He is def. one of mine now.

Now Max was the complete opposite than Cricket I mean he had tattoos was in a band, and was led you on kind of guy.I really wanted to jump inside this book and scream dump him already. Yeah, he was supposably a "good guy" but wasn't buying it at all. Wow, what about Lindsay I mean you can't leave her out. She was the kind of girl I might hang out with .She was smart, a dependable friend, and never turned her back on Lola. Now speaking of Lola, wow what can you say about Lola the minute I started reading I knew she was a little on the "theater" appearance side with the costumes. Sometimes I had to actually stop and look for who these people were and what something was for this dress she was making, but overall she was a fun person.

Now, this book may have topped Anna. Then, again there is 2 different things going on in Anna and Lola it's hard to compare. Where Anna was the new girl making friends trying to fit in and you wind up with this romantic twist on the story. Whereas Lola was very romantic I want to say from the start and is about friendship and a lot more about boys and learning to deal with things. Either way I love them both.!

If you haven't checked out these amazing books by Stephanie Perkins you really should. Anna and the French Kiss & Lola and the Boy Next Door. 

Teaser Tuesday (2)

December 27, 2011

It's Teaser Tuesday this is a monthly meme on my blog . Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Should Be Reading. Pretty much what Teaser Tuesday is, is you open your current book your reading to a random page and you re-site tow sentences on you blog as a teaser for a person\blogger who has yet to read this particular book.
So this month on Teaser Tuesday I will be doing a teaser from:


"What is it Katiness?" Peeta Shakes my shoulders ."It's them. It's all of them. The others. Rue and Foxface and...All of the other tributes." I choke out.
--The Hunger Games Suzzane Collins Pg.334

Merry Christmas (2011)

December 25, 2011

Well, Today is Christmas. I wanted to do a short blog post to wish all bloggers A Merry Christmas. May your Christmas be full of books and all sorts of other things : )
  --- Gabby

Review: The Maze Runner James Dashner

December 23, 2011

      The Maze Runner
Author: James Dashner
Series: The Maze Runner
Publisher:Delacorte Press      
Relase Date: October 6,2009


When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers. Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind


When I am reading a book I want to be interested and say Wow or Omg. Well, in this book Dashner  let me have this with this very vivide and detailed story.
Throughout this book I Was thinking one word, ok 2 words OMG and RUN! Yes, Run! I mean first of all this character Thomas wakes up in a pitch black box. How scared would you be? To top that off he has no memories of what has happened in the past. He than climbs up out of the box in this whole other little world where there is only boys and every month on the same day another one arrives. Until, the next day when a girl shows up and all supplies are cut off. “The gladers”—the boys  who live there – now start to fight for survival and  begin to question what role does Thomas play in this.
 Some strange encounters begin to happen to Thomas.One being able to talk to this girl in a strange way.
At first he thinks it’s weird than he finds it an amazing gift through his journey of strength, deterimination, & perciverince to figure out how and why they are here and most importantly how to SURVIVE. Join Thomas in his amazing journey between life and death. Who will live? Who will survive? 

Review : Daughter of Smoke and Bone

December 9, 2011

Daughter of Smoke & Bone
Author: Laini Taylor
Publisher: Little Brown
Relase Date: September 27,2011


GoodReads Summary :

Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.
In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.
And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war.
Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages—not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out.
When one of the strangers—beautiful, haunted Akiva—fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

                                   Review : 

I went into the Daughter of Smoke and Bone with very open mind from what people were saying. I started to read and I was like wow this is kind of normal-ish. She went to school, was an artist, had a ex-boyfriend who kind of stalked her and oh she had blue hair and some other strange things not so normal, but kind of awesome at the same time. Those book bloggers who said this book was amazing, book of the century, unlike any other book you’ve read you’re so right!
Let’s talk about our main character here Karou. Karou was … kind of awesome I mean she had BLUE hair! Who doesn’t want blue hair? Lol ok I don’t, but it’s still cool. Am I right? Then, she was also this amazing freaking artist, who drew these sketch books with these creatures that have like mixed animal and body parts and crazy crap like that and everyone thought they were fake and then they turn out to be real! What in the world. Then again if she didn’t have these “creatures” what kind of story this be because last time I checked they made the whole story since it kind of revolved around them.
Karou also had this very.. Unique friend who was completely clueless about everything her friend was doing. I mean she knew something was up because Karou kept ditching her whenever this bird( though she never saw it ) came knocking at the window or doing whatever to get her attention so she could go do something for Brimstone. Leaving on that note there was Brimstone   who in the heck collects teeth. Uh gross I mean I know that’s being maybe a little girly, but it’s kind of weird. Know on to Akiva OMG this gave the story that dash of Romanic it needed straight up. I mean who wouldn’t want to have that dash? (So I don’t spoil anything I’m going to leave it at that)
From what I've read this book will not disappoint you. It's an amazing, thrilling Ya novel about angels, and these devil like creatures. How much better can it get!? This story will leave you wondering what the heck is going on till the very end!

Review: Bite Club Rachel Caine

December 6, 2011

                                                            Bite Club by Rachel Caine

Series: Morganville Vampires
Publisher: NAL    
Release Date:May 3rd, 2011     

  After discovering that vampires populate her town, college student Claire Danvers knows that the undead just want to live their lives. But someone else wants them to get ready to rumble. 
There's a new extreme sport getting picked up on the Internet: bare- knuckle fights pitting captured vampires against each other-or humans. Tracking the remote signal leads Claire- accompanied by her friends and frenemies-to discover that what started as an online brawl will soon threaten everyone in Morganville...      

My Review: 

“Welcome to Morganville,” as they say in the beginning. Let me tell you they are so right! Welcome to my review of this very intriguing, dark at times, & very interesting story. There is always something new in this book. To tell you the truth If I didn’t know that there is 2 more books after this I would tell you I hope they never end. This series has had my attention for ten novels! (And more to come)That’s the longest time I’ve spent reading one series that kept my full attention and didn’t make me wander off to another book because it was the same boring thing.
The story and the characters never get old. Rachel creates these characters and gives you so much detail that I never have to second guess my self and say is this really what they look like or change my image of the character.
Also, she creates this …feel that you as a reader can feel when something is going on with these characters especially Claire and Shane. God, Claire and Shane how much I love them. They have this strong tense, Sweet relationship that never gets boring because some new conflict happens.
I don’t want to get too much into detail about this particular plot since it is the 10th in the series and I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t read it so therefore I am going to stop my babbling and sum it up this short review (Sorry).I wouldn’t change a thing. Ok, sometimes I do want to jump and to this book and slap someone, but I want to do that a lot when I get mad at someone, but overall I wouldn’t change a thing.
If you haven’t read this series you really should! It’s an amazing plot\page turning series & leaves you hooked every time. If you want to find out why I am babbling on so many good things about this book check it out I encourage you I really do. Well, I hope to see you in Morganville… Oh and If your new “Welcome to Morganville “You won’t be sorry.

In My Mailbox (The Catching Up Edition)

December 3, 2011

IMMailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren .In my mailbox is a feature to show the books that you bought, got from the library or Got for review.

So I have been gone for about a week or two and I didn't do an Imm before my laptop broke so this is my Catching Up Edition : ) 

                                      Bought\ Library : 

White Cat  Holly Black
Daughter of Smoke & Bone Laini Taylor
Bite Club  Rachel Caine
Geektastic Holly Black 
Divergent Veronica Roth
Touch of Frost Jennifer Estep


                 I won a signed copy of Vanish by Sophie Jordan! Thanks YBU(Melina& HD) : ) 
So, this is what I got in my mailbox. What did you get in your mailbox this week?