Monday, August 31, 2009

What are you Reading?

This is hosted over at Jkaye's book blog! Check it out HERE!

This week I finished:
1. Blood Promise by Richelle Mead
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

This week I plan to finish:
1. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
2. Hardball by Sara Paretsky
3. One Scream Away by Kate Brady

What about you guys? Let me know what your reading in the comment section below.

As always,
That Chick That Reads

Sunday, August 30, 2009

In my Mailbox

This post is inspired by The Story Siren Blog.

This is what I got this week:

One Scream Away by Kate Brady

Killer Chevy Bankes is a master of disguise, and just paroled, he's coming after the woman who sent him to jail, the beautiful antiques expert Beth Denison. A set of antique dolls brings Beth into his sight, and inspire Chevy's disturbing crimes as he draws closer to Beth and her young daughter. Chevy sends the dolls to Beth one-by-one and she soon realizes that these antiques carry the same marks as his victims, signaling that the final piece in his collection will be for her.

Neil Sheridan gave up his FBI shield five years ago, but his best friend Rick, a cop, pulls him in as a consultant on a case involving a serial killer who is eerily similar to a murderer Neil encountered in the past. The investigation leads Neil to Beth's doorstep, and he is certain she isn't telling him the truth. Neil is the only one who can get through Beth's defenses and, as they grow closer, discover the secrets that Beth is hiding about her fateful night with Chevy.

My Name Is Will: A Novel of Sex, Drugs and Shakespeare by Jess Winfield

"Utterly delicious, original, witty, hilarious and brilliant.Shakespeare In Love on magic mushrooms.The Bard has never been this much fun."-Christopher Buckley, author of Boomsday and Thank You For SmokingStruggling UC Santa Cruz grad student Willie Shakespeare Greenberg is trying to write his thesis about the Bard. Kind of. Having been cut off by his father for laziness, and desperate for cash, Willie agrees to deliver a single, giant, psychedelic mushroom to a mysterious collector, only to find himself a target in Ronald Reagan's War on Drugs.Meanwhile, would-be playwright (and oppressed Catholic) William Shakespeare is eighteen and stuck teaching Latin in the boondocks of Stratford-upon-Avon.The future Bard is asked to deliver a contraband box of sacramental wafers blessed by the Pope at a time when Catholics are being hanged, drawn and quartered as traitors.When 1980s Willie, cornered by DEA agents and one too many girlfriends, eats the giant mushroom at a Renaissance Fair, and 1580s William takes his first communion at his own shotgun wedding, their minds and stories merge--allowing each to become the fully-realized Shakespeare he is destined to be.

Meridian by Amber Kizer

Half-human, half-angel, Meridian Sozu has a dark responsibility.

Sixteen-year-old Meridian has been surrounded by death ever since she can remember. As a child, insects, mice, and salamanders would burrow into her bedclothes and die. At her elementary school, she was blamed for a classmate’s tragic accident. And on her sixteenth birthday, a car crashes in front of her family home—and Meridian’s body explodes in pain.

Before she can fully recover, Meridian is told that she’s a danger to her family and hustled off to her great-aunt’s house in Revelation, Colorado. It’s there that she learns that she is a Fenestra—the half-angel, half-human link between the living and the dead. But Meridian and her sworn protector and love, Tens, face great danger from the Aternocti, a band of dark forces who capture vulnerable souls on the brink of death and cause chaos.
So what about you guys? What was in your mailbox? Leave me a link in the comment section below.
As always,
That Chick That Reads

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Blood Promise Review

**Spoilers from Books 1-3 up ahead, you have been warned**

Rose Hathaway's life will never be the same.

The recent attack on St. Vladimir's Academy devastated the entire Moroi world. Many are dead. And, for the few victims carried off by Strigoi, their fates are even worse. A rare tattoo now adorns Rose's neck, a mark that says she's killed far too many Strigoi to count. But only one victim matters . . . Dimitri Belikov. Rose must now choose one of two very different paths: honoring her life's vow to protect Lissa—her best friend and the last surviving Dragomir princess—or, dropping out of the Academy to strike out on her own and hunt down the man she loves. She'll have to go to the ends of the earth to find Dimitri and keep the promise he begged her to make. But the question is, when the time comes, will he want to be saved?

Now, with everything at stake—and worlds away from St. Vladimir's and her unguarded, vulnerable, and newly rebellious best friend—can Rose find the strength to destroy Dimitri? Or, will she sacrifice herself for a chance at eternal love?

My Thoughts:

Ok so everyone that knows me knows that Richelle Mead is my favorite Author of like all time and Vampire Academy is my favorite series ever! So I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of this novel! I mean it had me so on edge that I couldn’t sleep the night before! So when the release morning came, I was pretty much first in line at the book store. The cover of the book is breath taking beautiful and best of all it’s a hardcover! Although it does annoy me a little that the other 3 aren’t hardcover but I think I could get over it. Anyway so this book is set in Russia, which was amazing! The people she meets, and of coarse the glimpses of the old Dimitri we get throughout the entire novel were very hard to read, well at least for me anyway. He is and will always continue to be one of my favorite characters in the novels, as well as Rose, Lissa and Adrian. This wasn’t my favorite book of the series but it does come in second. I didn’t want to read it fast as I wanted to be like Georgina Kincaid (reference to her other character in the Succubus series) who read only 5 pages a day because she wanted to savor the characters and events in the books, but after like chapter 10 or so I couldn’t put it down and I ended up just reading the book in like 2 days. A lot and I mean a lot of the stuff that you end up finding out about you are like whoa! Didn’t see that coming! Now I’m waiting yet again another 8 months for the next installment which is set for May 18th, 2009! Anyway, I don’t want to get into all of the certain events without giving anything away just because I nearly died when I read a spoiler on goodreads before it was even set to release so I’ll just stick with that. Anyway, I’ll rate this book 4.5 out of 5 paws (or should I say fangs ;) )

Comment Question of the Blog:
If your hottie boyfriend suddenly went bad and you had to kill him, would you be able to? Why or why not? Leave your creative responses in the comment section below.

As always,
That Chick That Reads

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Booking Through Thursday

This is hosted over at Booking through Thursday. The Question this week is... ready for it...

"What’s the lightest, most “fluff” kind of book you’ve read recently?"

So I really had to think about this one but I guess I have to go with, Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber. It was fun and very sterotypical but very funny! It was an easy read and i'm actually very excited to see how this series is going to end up.

So what about you guys? What's the fluffiest book you've read recently? Leave your answer in the comment section below.


As always,
That Chick That Reads

The Hunger Games Review

Twenty- four are forced to enter. Only the winner survives.
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Each year, the districts are forced by the Capitol to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the Hunger Games, a brutal and terrifying fight to the death – televised for all of Panem to see.
Survival is second nature for sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who struggles to feed her mother and younger sister by secretly hunting and gathering beyond the fences of District 12. When Katniss steps in to take the place of her sister in the Hunger Games, she knows it may be her death sentence. If she is to survive, she must weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

My Thoughts:

You know, every single time I’d choose the next book to read; I would always skip reading this book. It sat on my shelf for what seemed like forever, I think possibly 3 months? Anyway, so Catching Fire is coming out this coming Monday so I decided to read it and see if this series was any good. Everyone said the book was really good, but boy they did not do the book justice! It’s insane, just the idea of sending 12-18 years off to kill each other off for entertaining purposes was very repulsive to me, but the author wrote it in such a way that was just interesting and captivating. The book is told from Katniss’ point of view, she’s a very strong character and will do anything to provide for her family and means for survival. I couldn’t quite believe that she took her sister’s place in the Hunger Games, another 12 year old had been chosen and no one volunteered for her, so it just shows how much she truly did care about her family. Peetra, oh Peetra. He was so sweet; I liked him from the beginning. It’s kind of weird though because the entire time that I was reading this novel, I was thinking… Maybe one day we will end up like that, ruthless and insane. Especially with the scientifically and technical advancements that will make what we have today look petty. This author wrote this book just right, not too much gore but just enough to make someone want to change something. Anyway, I give this book 4.5 out of 5 paws.


Comment Question of the Blog:
If you were chosen to go to something like the Hunger Games, would you go? If not, what would you do to stop it? Leave your creative responses in the comment section below.

As always,

That Chick That Reads

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a topic brought to life by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. With WOW, you get to introduce to everyone upcoming books you're excited about.

**Spoilers from all of the previous books, you have been warned**


Fade Out

Morganville Vampire #7

Rachel Caine

Release Date: November 3, 2009

Without the evil vampire Bishop ruling over the town of Morganville, the resident vampires have made major concessions to the human population. With their newfound freedoms, Claire Danvers and her friends are almost starting to feel comfortable again…

Now Claire can actually concentrate on her studies, and her friend Eve joins the local theatre company. But when one of Eve’s castmates goes missing after starting work on a short documentary, Eve suspects the worst. Claire and Eve soon realize that this film project, whose subject is the vampires themselves, is a whole lot bigger—and way more dangerous—than anyone suspected.
Anyway, so that's what i'm waiting for this lovely Wedneday. What about you? What are you waiting for? Lemme know in the comment section below.
As always,
That Chick That Reads

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
•Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Here is my teaser:

"Frankie Perino and I were lucky that day. Lucky to be alive -that's what everybody said." - Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

I asked Sarah if she would be interested in doing an interview for me and she said yes!! So i'm very excited about that! So expect it very soon =) Anyway guys what about you? Give me your teaser in the comment section below.

As always,
That Chick That Reads

Monday, August 24, 2009

What are you reading?

This is hosted over at Jkaye's book blog! Check it out HERE!

Books I finished this week:

1) Blue Moon by Alyson Noel
2) Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent
3) Secret Society by Tom Dolby

Books Planned this Week:
1) Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
2) Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

We'll see if I get this done =) School starts this week so yeah.. Anyway lemme know what you're reading in the comment section below. Or if you have already reviewed any of the books I have planned this week lemme know!

As always,
That Chick That Reads

Sunday, August 23, 2009

In my Mailbox

This post is inspired by The Story Siren Blog.

Meh I had a pretty good and recieved some awesome books! Here they are!

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

A fresh, urban twist on the classic tale of star-crossed lovers.

When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created “perfect” life is about to unravel before her eyes. She’s forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she's worked so hard for—her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect. Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more. In a passionate story about looking beneath the surface, Simone Elkeles breaks through the stereotypes and barriers that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart


Exhibition 36: A Gallery Of Mixed-Media Inspiration by Susan Tuttle

Within the pages of Exhibition 36, readers will enter a virtual art exhibit featuring thirty-six mixed-media artists whose collage, digital, assemblage, altered and repurposed art adorn the walls and pedestals of this unique gallery. The artists are "present" throughout the exhibit, answering questions, sharing their thoughts, talking about their work and offering instruction. The tour is structured to provide insight into the creative process of the artists whose work is on display and the reader will be delighted with the plethora of inspiration, articles, techniques and general visual candy. As a final bonus, many artists featured in the book have contributed imagery as a gift to readers for attending the exhibit to reuse in their own creations

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

While on vacation in California, sixteen-year-old best girlfriends Anna and Frankie conspire to find a boy for Anna's first summer romance, but Anna harbors a painful secret that threatens their lighthearted plan and their friendship.

Beautifully written and emotionally honest, this is a debut novel that explores what it truly means to love someone and what it means to grieve, and ultimately, how to make the most of every single moment this world has to offer


Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Kat's sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps up to go in her place
So i've heard many good things about these books so we'll see =) anywho lemme know what you had in your mailbox! Leave a comment with a link over in the comment section below.
As always,
That Chick That Reads

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Secret Society Review

An eccentric new girl. A brooding socialite. The scion of one of New York’s wealthiest families. A promising filmmaker. As students at the exclusive Chadwick School, Phoebe, Lauren, Nick, and Patch already live in a world most teenagers only dream about.

They didn’t ask to be Society members. But when three of them receive a mysterious text message promising success and fame beyond belief, they say yes to everything. Even to the harrowing initiation ceremony in a gritty warehouse downtown, and to the ankh-shaped tattoo they’re forced to get on the nape of their necks. Once they’re part of the Society, things begin falling into place for them. Week after week, their ambitions are fulfilled. It’s all perfect—until a body is found in Central Park with no distinguishing marks except for an ankh-shaped tattoo.

My thoughts:

So I was one of the lucky few to have received an ARC of this novel. It’s Tom Dolby’s Young Adult Series debut. It was okie, not all that great. I loved the concept about the “Secret Society” these teens were participating in. It reminded me of that movie called “The Skulls”, from the initiation to the first death. Oh and then the Egyptian hieroglyphic ankh-shaped tattoo is beyond awesome! I totally want it now! It’s symbolized to mean “eternal life”, but the one thing that bothered me the most about that was it didn’t really go into all that much detail. I was so bored with the novel at first, I mean they said “don’t talk about the society”, yeah ok, I get it; don’t talk about. But what got me was that the lady in charge would “know” if they were late. Ok so if she would know that they were late, and they apparently know everything about you and what you’re up to, then how would they not know that you are not talking about it? The novel did start getting better towards the middle of the book and then up until the end. I really enjoyed the four different points of view; it was kind of refreshing to say the least. It ended with a huge cliff hanger so now I’m wondering where it’s going to lead and what direction Mr. Dolby will be taking with this series. This novel is set to be released on October 1st 2009. Overall I give this novel 3.5 out of 5 paws.

Comment Question of the Blog: If you could pick a Secret Society name, what would it be and why? Leave your creative responses in the comment section below.

As always,
That Chick That Reads

Friday, August 21, 2009

Crank by Ellen Hopkins giveaway!!!

So I had a poll on my blog that asked what book I should give away on my blog and the popular answer was… drum roll please…

Crank by Ellen Hopkins!

In Crank, Ellen Hopkins chronicles the turbulent and often disturbing relationship between Kristina, a character based on her own daughter, and the "monster," the highly addictive drug crystal meth, or "crank." Kristina is introduced to the drug while visiting her largely absent and ne'er-do-well father. While under the influence of the monster, Kristina discovers her sexy alter-ego, Bree: "there is no perfect daughter, / no gifted high school junior, / no Kristina Georgia Snow. / There is only Bree." Bree will do all the things good girl Kristina won't, including attracting the attention of dangerous boys who can provide her with a steady flow of crank.
Soon, her grades plummet, her relationships with family and friends deteriorate, and she needs more and more of the monster just to get through the day. Kristina hits her lowest point when she is raped by one of her drug dealers and becomes pregnant as a result. Her decision to keep the baby slows her drug use, but doesn't stop it, and the author leaves the reader with the distinct impression that Kristina/Bree may never be free from her addiction.

This book was very well written and very poetic. Anyway so I’m giving away this book to one lucky person! This giveaway is only available to people in the U.S. sorry everyone else =(

To enter just answer the following question: Is there any kind of organization at your school, work or even outside of that, which helps with drug prevention? If not, then what would you do to help promote drug prevention?

Extra Entries:

+1 New Follower
+2 for already being a follower previous to this contest
+2 for following me on Twitter (@leslielv08) make sure you leave me your @name
+3 for linking/blogging/tweeting this contest (up to three times for a total of 9 entries)
+1 adding me as a friend on Goodreads
+2 Subscribe by email
+1 for commenting on any of my book reviews (let me know which ones)
+1 commenting with an email to where I can email you if you win!

Those are the extras… So if I get at least 25 entries for this giveaway than I will add another book to the mix and we’ll have two lucky winners! For every 25 entries I get, another book will be added to the mix so spread the word! This contest ends on September 12, 2009 at 11:59 p.m.

As always,
That Chick That Reads

Friday Finds

Ohhh this week I found a lot of really good books! So this is hosted by the lovely MizB at Should Be Reading! Anywho so this is what I found this week:

So yesterday I found out that Shadowland, the third instalment in Alyson Noel's Immortal series, is going to be released in November! Yay! Okie so here we go **Spoilers up ahead, don't say I didn't warn you**

At the start of this breathtaking novel, Damen and Ever travel to Summerland in search of an antidote to reverse a powerful poison. But instead of the cure they seek, they find something far more sinister: the truth about their existence and the fate lying in wait of an immortal’s soul.

Now, with Damen fighting to save them from the Shadowland, Ever turns to magick, hoping to break Damen’s curse. Along the way Ever encounters the mysterious Jude, finding herself drawn to him in a way that will test her love for Damen like never before . . .



Next: I found this book while looking at my what my goodreads friends were. It's called Willow by Julian Hoban


Seven months ago, on a rainy March night, sixteen year- old Willow’s parents died in a horrible car accident. Willow was driving. Now her older brother barely speaks to her, her new classmates know her as the killer orphan girl, and Willow is blocking the pain by secretly cutting herself. But when one boy—one sensitive, soulful boy—discovers Willow’s secret, it sparks an intense relationship that turns the “safe” world Willow has created for herself upside down.
Told in an extraordinary fresh voice, Willow is an unforgettable novel about one girl’s struggle to cope with tragedy, and one boy’s refusal to give up on her


Okie so this one I also found on my friend's goodreads list, it's called This is what I want to tell you by Heather Duffy Stone.

The stories people tell are always about the things we left behind, and about the things we wish we could do again. The real story isn't about what you know; it's about what you wish you knew then. When my brother and my best friend fell in love—that was the end of everything I knew.

Fraternal twins Nadio and Noelle share a close connection—and as Noelle's best friend since they were five, Keeley Shipley fit perfectly into their world. But everything changes after Keeley spends the summer before junior year at Oxford. When Keeley returns, Nadio falls in love with her. Noelle, ripped apart by resentment, sees her as an ungrateful rich girl. But Keeley has a painful story that she can't tell yet. As Nadio and Keeley hide their romance, Noelle dives into something of her own—a destructive affair with an older boy.

Beautifully presented by dual narrators in a haunting stream of memories, this is the deeply moving story of how secrets can consume a friendship—and how love can heal it.
Anyway those are my Friday Finds. What about you guys? Leave me a link in the comment section below.
As always,
That Chick That Reads

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Order of Post Each Week.. Lemme know what you think

Ok so I have to get this blog organized because if not i'm going to totally feel out of control lol I'm a tad bit OCD so everything has to go as planned if not then ah I do not even want to go there. lol. Anyway this is what i think my outline for my blog is going to be.

Sunday- In My Mailbox
Mondays- What are you Reading?
Tuesday- Teaser Tuesday.
Wednesday- Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday- Booking thru Thursday
Friday- Friday Finds

& last but not least I have Sat which I have no idea what i'm going to call this yet.. anyway i've seen on a lot of blogs that they usually get guest bloggers to answer questions and stuff to put their blog out there so I thought i'd give this a try as well. My questions are going to be a tad bit fun.. here are some examples:

1. When you’re at the movie theater, which arm rest is yours? Defend.
2. If you could trade places with any character in a book, which one would it be and why?
3. What’s the strangest book you’ve ever read? Why?
4. Why did you decide to start a blog?
5. If you’re not blogging, what are you doing?
6. Favorite band or singer?
7. Why did the chicken cross the road?

Of coarse i'm going to include the regular questions about what the blog is about and stuff so don't worry haha I just think it should be fun. Anyway if you guys are interested in being featured in my blog sat then email to leslie-lv at hotmail dot com with the title Sat spotlight and i'll send you the full list of questions! lemme know what you guys think in the section below

as always

that chick that reads

My Soul to Take Review


She doesn't see dead people, but…
She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.
Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next…

My thoughts:

Well I was at Border’s the other day and I kept looking around for another book other than Alyson Noel’s “Blue Moon” and this one kept grabbing my attention. I mean I literately kept looking around the store for like half an hour and this book was the one that I kept coming back to, which was good because omgee is it awesome! The writing was so captivating and creative, it wasn’t awkward to read. I loved the characters! Nash had to be my personal favorite. I guess it’s because the way he explains everything and his love towards Kaylee, that’s not said in words but in the way he acts. Their relationship is a tad bit fast, but I guess they just flow together. The plot was very interesting and exciting to learn what banshee’s were and their functions. The only thing that I didn't really like was the way she reacted to everything I guess, but other than that the book was abs wonderful! I loved the Prequel which is available for free on here site, or just click HERE to read it. Overall I give this book 4 out of 5 paws.




Comment Question of the Blog:

If you could be a supernatural thing, what would you be and why? Leave your creative responses in the comment section below.

As always,

That Chick That Reads

Booking Through Thrusday


This weeks Booking Through Thursday Question is:
What's the best book you've read recently?



This one was a tough one! I've read two good books in the last week and the one that stood out the most had to be Alyson Noel's Blue Moon. It's just one of those books that leaves you wanting to know what happens next! Especially the way she ended it! Anywho, That's my pick this week, what about you guys? Lemme know in the comment section below what the best book you've read recently.
As always,
That Chick That Reads

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a topic brought to life by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. With WOW, you get to introduce to everyone upcoming books you're excited about.




**Spoilers ahead: you have been warned**
House of Night Book #6
Tempted
P.C. Cast & Kristen Cast
Release Date: Oct. 27th


So…you’d think after banishing an immortal being and a fallen High Priestess, saving Stark’s life, biting Heath, getting a headache from Erik, and almost dying, Zoey Redbird would catch a break. Sadly, a break is not in the House of Night school forecast for the High Priestess in training and her gang. Juggling three guys is anything but a stress reliever, especially when one of them is a sexy Warrior who is so into protecting Zoey that he can sense her emotions. Speaking of stress, the dark force lurking in the tunnels under the Tulsa Depot is spreading, and Zoey is beginning to believe Stevie Rae could be responsible for a lot more than a group of misfit red fledglings. Aphrodite’s visions warn Zoey to stay away from Kalona and his dark allure, but they also show that it is Zoey who has the power to stop the evil immortal. Soon it becomes obvious that Zoey has no choice: if she doesn’t go to Kalona he will exact a fiery vengeance on those closest to her. Will Zoey have the courage to chance losing her life, her heart, and her soul? Find out in the next spectacular installment in the House of Night Series, Tempted.

That's on my waiting list.. so what about you guys? leave me a link to your wow in the comment section below!

as always,
that chick that reads

Monday, August 17, 2009

Blue Moon Review

**Spoilers from Book 1**
Eager to learn everything she can about her new abilities as an Immortal, Ever turns to her beloved Damen to show her the way. But just as her powers are increasing, Damen’s are waning.
In an attempt to save him, Ever travels to the magical dimension of Summerland, where she learns the secrets of Damen’s tortured past; a past which he has always kept hidden from her. But in her quest to cure Damen, Ever discovers an ancient text that details the workings of time. Now Ever must choose between turning back the past and saving her family from the accident that claimed their lives—or staying in the present and saving Damen, who grows sicker every day...


My Thoughts:

The first thing I will say about this book is that it was indeed a rollercoaster ride. When you thought you finally figured it out, you were pretty much right back to square one. There were a few things that I really didn’t see coming at all, and caught me off guard big time. There were a few new characters and I enjoyed them, I couldn’t figure them out! Even when I was at the end of the novel and the words pretty much spelled out everything, I was still in big time shock. My favorite part of the book was leaving about Ever’s and Damen’s past lives together. Alyson Noel described it so perfectly! This book wasn’t as romantic as the first one, but it still kept me on the edge of my seat the whole entire time, and when I wasn’t reading the novel, I was thinking about the novel. Well if that makes any sense. I would pretty much just sit on the couch and want to throw the book across the room because of certain things that happened and my boyfriend would just look at me like I was crazy but it happens. I can’t believe Alyson Noel left the book the way she did. I honestly think I’m going to go crazy! Anyway Shadowland, book three in the Immortals series, comes out January 5, 2010. I give this book 4.5 out of 5 paws.





Comment Question of the Blog:

If you’ve read the series, who’s your favorite character and why? Let me know in the comment section below!


P.S. The Bloody Bookaholic is giving away a ton of books!! So go HERE and enter!! Let her know i refered you!

As always,

That Chick That Reads

Sunday, August 16, 2009

In My Mailbox Week 3

This post is inspire by The Story Siren blog =)

Books I got at the bookstore:

**Spoilers from Book 1** Blue Moon by Alyson Noel:

Eager to learn everything she can about her new abilities as an Immortal, Ever turns to her beloved Damen to show her the way. But just as her powers are increasing, Damen’s are waning. In an attempt to save him, Ever travels to the magical dimension of Summerland, where she learns the secrets of Damen’s tortured past; a past which he has always kept hidden from her. But in her quest to cure Damen, Ever discovers an ancient text that details the workings of time. Now Ever must chose between turning back the past and saving her family from the accident that claimed their lives—or staying in the present and saving Damen, who grows sicker every day.

My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent

She doesn't see dead people, but…
She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.

Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next…



In the mail:

The Secret Society by Tom Dolby

An eccentric new girl. A brooding socialite. The scion of one of New York’s wealthiest families. A promising filmmaker. As students at the exclusive Chadwick School, Phoebe, Lauren, Nick, and Patch already live in a world most teenagers only dream about.

They didn’t ask to be Society members. But when three of them receive a mysterious text message promising success and fame beyond belief, they say yes to everything. Even to the harrowing initiation ceremony in a gritty warehouse downtown, and to the ankh-shaped tattoo they’re forced to get on the nape of their necks. Once they’re part of the Society, things begin falling into place for them. Week after week, their ambitions are fulfilled. It’s all perfect—until a body is found in Central Park with no distinguishing marks except for an ankh-shaped tattoo.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times, Tough People

Tough times won’t last, but tough people will. Many people have lost money and many are losing their jobs, homes, or at least making cutbacks. Many others have faced life-changing natural disasters, such as hurricanes and fires, as well as health and family difficulties Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times, Tough People is all about overcoming adversity, pulling together, making do with less, facing challenges, and finding new joys in a simpler life. Includes 10 bonus stories of faith.
That was what was in my mail box this week. Lemme know in the comment section below what was in your mailbox. =)
As always,
That Chick That Reads

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Love is Hell Review

Sure, love is hell but it’s totally worth it. In these supernatural stories by five of today’s hottest writers- Melissa Marr (Wicked Lovely), Scott Westerfeld (Specials), Justine Larbalestier (Magic or Madness), Gabrielle Zevin (Elsewhere), and Laurie Faria Stolarz (Blue is for Nightmares)- love may be twisted and turned around, but it’s more potent than ever on its quest to conquer all.

From two students who let the power of attraction guide them to break the hard-and-fast rules of their world to the girl who falls hard for a good-looking ghost with a score to settle, the clever quirky characters in this exciting collection will break your heart, then leave you believing in love more than ever.

My Thoughts:

My boyfriend and I used to have insomnia like really bad so we would go to Wal-Mart in the middle of the night. I always went to the book section, every time; and every time this book would jump out at me but I would never get it. It wasn’t until I went to Melissa Marr’s book signing in May that I ended up getting it. This book has some of the best short stories ever.

Like the first one, “Sleeping with the spirit”, was about this girl and her family and how they moved into this house and she kept having these dreams about this boy. He would kind of hurt her (in the dream) and it felt so vividly, but when she got up early in the morning she realized that the marks were real. He just wanted her to listen. This short story had me wanting to know more after the ending! It was so good. I have actually never read anything by Laurie Faria Stolarz but now I’m very curious to see what her other novels hold.

The second one was, “Stupid Perfect World”, this one is by Scott Westerfeld. I personally did not like the specials series and I was very specitical about reading this short story but in the end I actually really loved it. It was just amazing what he did about the future and this “Perfect World”. I think it had to be my second favorite out of all the short stories!

“Thinner than water” by Justine Larbalestier was the third story and this one was very unique. I don’t really want to elaborate because I’m afraid I’m going to give it away, but let me say it was so good.

This is my favorite story out of all them! It’s called “Fan Fiction” by Gabrielle Zevin. No joke, when I got to the ending I was so freaked out that it was just insane! It was written so, I don’t even know how to explain it! It’s very good!

Last but not least, “Love Struck” by Melissa Marr. This was a very enjoyable one. It of coarse had to do with fey and she just surprised me by how she decided to end it. Love triangles are so interesting to read!

Anyway, this book is pretty awesome. The stories are unique, with amazing and unforgettable characters. I give this book 4.5 out of 5 paws.




Comment Question of the Blog:

Did you discover any new authors by reading books like “Love is Hell” that contain various short stories by different novels? Let me know in the comment section below.

As always,

That Chick That Reads

Friday, August 14, 2009

One more award this week!

The lovely Miss Remmers' over at Miss Remmers' Review, awarded me with the Lemonade Award! I love it! Muchos Thank yous!!!

The Lemonade Award is a feel good award that shows great attitude or gratitude. Here are the rules for accepting this award:

•Put the Lemonade Award logo on your blog or post.
•Nominate at least 10 blogs that show great attitude or gratitude.
•Link your nominees within your post.
•Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
•Share the love and link to the person from whom you received the award.

This is awesome! I feel really honored to have received this awesome award! Thank you Miss Remmers' for such an awesome award! Here are the blogs I'd like to pass this award on to:

Friday Finds Week 2


Friday Finds is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading! This is my second with with it and i have discovered some awesome books over the week.


Mr. Darcy Vampre by Amanda Grange:

Mr. Darcy, Vampyre continues the stories of Jane Austen's main characters from Pride and Prejudice from the night before the double wedding of Fitzwilliam Darcy to Elizabeth Bennett and of Charles Bingley to Jane Bennett.

After the ceremony, Elizabeth and Darcy head to Europe for their honeymoon. As Darcy introduces Elizabeth to his friends and experiences in the continent, something feels wrong to Elizabeth. Unsure about the source of her misgivings, Elizabeth begins to wonder about the strength of their bond to each other. Through Elizabeth's letters to her sister Jane, we learn of Elizabeth's increasing anxiety. While there are hints that the problems between Darcy and Elizabeth are of an unusual nature, Amanda Grange's depiction of their characters remains similar to Austen's original.



Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Romance was not part of Nora Grey's plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgment.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and seems to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.

For she is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those who have fallen -- and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life.


Well guys those were my finds. Lemme know about yours! Leave me a link in the comment section below!
As always,
That Chick That Reads

Thursday, August 13, 2009

This Lullaby Review

Sarah Dessen’s “This Lullaby” has to be one of the best YA novels I have read. It tells the story of a girl named Remy, whom has no faith in love what so ever. The reason for this is her father’s lack of interaction in her life (he only wrote a famous song about her before his death) and by the way her mother goes through men. She likes to feel in control when she’s in a relationship, and ends it before she gets too attached. She’s the dumper not the dumpee. One day, at the car dealership (owned by her mother’s 5th husband), she meets a guy named Dexter. He is determined to get to know her and she thinks it’s ridiculous but she agrees to go out with him. He’s like her exact opposite but worst of all, he’s a musician. Before Dexter she had a no musician rule, and she broke it while dating him. Everyone is curious to see how their relationship turns out.

My Thoughts:

I personally love all of Sarah Dessen’s novels and I think she is just a brilliant author. It’s one of those books that all teenage girls can relate to, they’re so real. It does an amazing job at keeping the reader’s attention, with her original tale, fresh character’s, and if you’re a Dessen fan, you’ll notice the little things from all of the other books. It has its moments where it will make you laugh and smile. I abs love Dexter! He's just so dreamy and real. I love these type of books where you can really relate to all of the characters. It really is an awesome book. Overall I give this book 4.5 out of 5 paws.

Comment Question of the Blog:

Are you a Dessen Fan? What’s your favorite novel? Lemme know in the comment section below.

As always,

That Chick That Reads

Heavenly Book Winner!!

Muchos thanks to everyone who entered in the contest! The Random.org number was 4 and that entry belonged to April over at Good Books & Good Wine! Congrats!

As always,

That Chick That Reads

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Another Awesome Award!

Man this week has just been full of awesomeness!! Erica over at The Book Cellar awarded me with the Humane Award! She is just coolieoushious =)
About the Humane Award, which was created by Eleni.

This award is to honor certain bloggers that are kindhearted individuals. They regularly take part in my blog and always leave the sweetest comments. If it wasn't for them, my site would just be an ordinary book review blog. Their blogs are also amazing and are tastefully done on a daily basis. I thank them and look forward to our growing friendship trhough the blog world.


Blogs I award it to:





I want to thank Erica again for this awesome award!


As Always,

That Chick That Reads

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine blog. This weeks WOW comes out October 6, 2009! One day before my birthday =) It is The Van Alen Legacy by Melissa de la Cruz, blue blooks series #4.



**spoilers from books 1-3 up ahead, read at your own risk**

With the stunning revelation surrounding Bliss's true identity comes the growing threat of the sinister Silver Bloods. Once left to live the glamorous life in New York City, the Blue Bloods now find themselves in an epic battle for survival. Not to worry, love is still in the air for the young vampires of the Upper East Side. Or is it? Jack and Schuyler are over. Oliver's brokenhearted. And only the cunning Mimi seems to be happily engaged.
Young, fanged, and fabulous, Melissa de la Cruz's vampires unite in this highly anticipated fourth installment of the Blue Bloods series.





What are you guys waiting on? Leave me a link in the comment section below.

As always,

That Chick That Reads

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Zombie Chicken Award!

So I was gone pretty much since Sunday and I barely checked my email today. I found out that Andrea over at The Little Bookworm awarded me the really coolieoushious Zombie Chicken Award! Thanks so mucho Andrea, you are flippen awesome!!

The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken - excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all..
I'm passing this awesome award off to the following blogs:
4. NotNessie, Today's Adventure
Thanks again to Andrea for being soooo awesome!!
As Always,
That Chick That Reads

Teaser Tuesday Week Two

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
•Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Here is my teaser:


"Because he was a soul, by nature he was all things good: compassionate, patient, honest, virtuous, and full of love. Anxiety was an unusual emotion for Fords Deep Waters" - The Host by Stephanie Meyer


What's your teaser this Tuesday? Lemme know in the comment section below...
As always,
That Chick That Reads