Saturday, January 31, 2015

Bookish Discussion: The Dreaded Reading Slump

I hate when this happens. -_-
The Dreaded Reading Slump... We've all been there (and if not, how awesome of you! I'm seriously jealous). Some of us have had them more often than others, some of us longer than others, but all us booknerds are familiar with that awful feeling. The inability to read. You want to read, but the mood just isn't there. It's the worst feeling a booknerd can experience (besides our books being harmed... Now that's just unacceptable!)!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Review: The Crawling Darkness (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #3) by J.L. Bryan

The Crawling Darkness (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #3)
Title: The Crawling Darkness

Series: Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #3

Previous books in this series: Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper (#1) | Cold Shadows (#2)

Author: J.L. Bryan

Publication date: February 5th, 2015

Published by: J.L. Bryan

Source: E-ARC from author

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Ghost removal specialist Ellie Jordan must face a dangerous, shape-shifting entity that she and Calvin have encountered once before, with tragic results. The spirit has the power to reach into the minds of living and feed on their fears, taking the shape of their worst nightmares, and it has awoken in search of new victims.

Now Ellie must try to succeed where she and her mentor failed before, and try to defeat the twisted and powerful old ghost before it can claim another soul for its collection.

My rating: ★★★★★

WARNING: Creepy pictures ahead!

With each book that comes out, this series just keeps getting better and better! This book was one of the best, if not the best, horror book I have ever read!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Review: Soulprint by Megan Miranda

Title: Soulprint

Author: Megan Miranda

Publication date: February 3rd, 2015

Published by: Bloomsbury USA Childrens

Source: E-ARC from publishers via Netgalley

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With the science of soul-fingerprinting a reality, Alina Chase has spent her entire life imprisoned for the crimes her past-self committed. In an attempt to clear her name, Alina unintentionally trades one prison for another when she escapes, aided by a group of teens whose intentions and motivations are a mystery to her. As she gets to know one of the boys, sparks fly, and Alina believes she may finally be able to trust someone. But when she uncovers clues left behind from her past life that only she can decipher, secrets begin to unravel. Alina must figure out whether she’s more than the soul she inherited, or if she’s fated to repeat the past.

This compelling story will leave readers wondering if this fictional world could become a reality.

My rating: ★★★★☆

I'll pretty much read anything Megan Miranda writes. Ever since I read Hysteria, I decided that I loved her writing, and that I'd probably read anything she wrote. Soulprint just had such an interesting concept! I mean, being able to trace souls as they are reborn? How cool is that? However, the method of keeping track of all the souls, I'll admit, is quite questionable... with a lumbar puncture, you get the "fingerprint" from the spinal fluid? I don't know about that, but what I do know is how much I loved the concept! The soul is just something that has always intrigued us, and I just thought this was very cool.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunday Post #63: More Nail Polish Stuff?!

Welcome to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where I talk about what is going on in life and the blog, and show you all the bookish things I got that week! Let's get started!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Literary Nails: With All My Soul (Soul Screamers #7) by Rachel Vincent

It is finally time for another bookish nail art post, yay! The nail art design this week was inspired by...

With All My Soul by Rachel Vincent

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Review: Undead by Kirsty McKay

Undead (Undead, #1)
Title: Undead

Series: Undead #1

Author: Kirsty McKay

Publication date: September 2012

Published by: Scholastic

Source: Borrowed e-book from library

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Being new at school bites. But at least it doesn't kill you. Mostly.

Bobby thinks she might well be on the School Trip from Hell. Too bad she's a noob, too bad her classmates don't rate her weirdo accent and too bad that Scotland is having the worst blizzard since the Ice Age. Looks like she's going to be on this school bus for a quite a while; could things get much worse?

Yep. They could.

Inexplicably, her classmates start dying...and then they come back to life again...and what's more, they're very, very hungry.

With nowhere to run and no contact with the outside world, Bobby is thrown together with a raggle-taggle group of survivors at a roadside café. There's indie kid drop-out Smitty, the class beauty queen Alice, dweeby Pete and two near useless adults: a half-conscious bus driver and a volatile petrol station attendant.

The frenemies struggle to stay alive - through explosions, deadly battles and a breakneck chase through the snowbound wilderness. Somehow they have to make it to safety - and get some answers - no matter what the cost.

Can they survive the Undead? And each other?

My rating: ★★★★☆

I've been wanting to read this book for a while because it just sounded so fun, and I am so glad I finally did! I really loved it!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Review: How to Destroy the New Girl's Killer Robot Army (Slug Pie Story #3) by Mick Bogerman

How to Destroy the New Girl's Killer Robot Army (Slug Pie Story #3)
Title: How to Destroy the New Girl's Killer Robot Army

Series: Slug Pie Story #3

Previous books in this series: How to Navigate Zombie Cave and Defeat Pirate Pete (#1) | How to Rid Your Swimming Pool of a Bloodthirsty Mermaid (#2)

Author: Mick Bogerman

Publication date: October 2014

Published by: Slug Pie Stories, LLC

Source: Paperback for review from Publishers

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When Savannah "Van Demon" Diamond comes to town she ruins everything for Mick. She takes over his favorite hang out, outruns him in gym class, and worst of the worst—his little brother has a crush on her. Devising a plan to get her kicked out of school and moved out of Beachwood is simple. Dealing with Savannah’s mind-blowing revenge is Mick’s most challenging adventure yet.

Join Mick as he thwarts insidious traps and deadly weaponry, fighting against the most cunning of enemies. Catastrophe looms for all of Beachwood unless Mick can put aside his pride, join forces with his rival, and destroy the new girl’s killer robot army.

My rating:

Meet the new (and totally evil!) girl Savannah. She and Mick do not get a long at ALL, so Mick devises a plot to send her back where she came from. I'm talking fake lice and psychotic robots who want to shoot your face clear off with a freakin' laser... the whole enchilada! So now it's up to Mick to stop the new girl and the killer robot army before things get from worse to worse than worse, if you get what I'm saying.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sunday Post #62: Baking, Baking, and More Baking

Welcome to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where I talk about what is going on in life and the blog, and show you all the bookish things I got that week! Let's get started!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Bookish Discussion: Where I Get My Books

Last week I got my book order from Book Outlet, so today I thought I'd talk a little more about where I usually get my books, considering I've been on said site quite a lot recently.

Friday, January 16, 2015

2015 Book Blog Discussion Challenge

I decided to join the 2015 Book Blog Discussion Challenge, which is hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! I meant to post this a while ago, and then I didn't, and then I forgot... ooops! But basically this challenges you to write more discussion posts in 2015! And I love discussion posts (both reading them and writing them!) so I thought this challenge would be perfect!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Review: The Demigod Files (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) by Rick Riordan

The Demigod Files (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
Title: The Demigod Files

Companion book to: Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Author: Rick Riordon

Publication date: February 2009

Published by: Disney Hyperion

Source: Own Hardcover

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How do you handle an encounter with Medusa on the New Jersey interstate? What's the best way to take down a Minotaur? Become an expert on everything in Percy's world with this must-have guide to the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Complete with interviews, puzzles, games, and original short stories by Rick Riordan.

My rating:

The Demigod Files is such a fun book! Not only does it have fun interviews with the hilarious Stoll brothers (on pulling pranks), Annabeth (on Percy Jackson, hehehe), Grover, and, of course, Percy Jackson himself, but it also has a map of Camp Half-Blood, a crossword puzzle, word search, and my favorite: short stories!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Review: Don't Expect Magic (Magic #1) by Kathy McCullough

Don't Expect Magic (Magic, #1)
Title: Don't Expect Magic

Series: Magic #1

Author: Kathy McCullough

Publication date: November 2011

Published by: Delacorte Press

Source: Own Paperback

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Delaney Collins doesn't believe in fairy tales. And why should she? Her mom is dead, her best friend is across the country, and she's stuck in California with "Dr. Hank," her famous life-coach father—a man she barely knows. Happily ever after? Yeah, right.

Then Dr. Hank tells her an outrageous secret: he's a fairy godmother—an f.g.—and he can prove it. And by the way? The f.g. gene is hereditary. Meaning there's a good chance that New Jersey tough girl Delaney is someone's fairy godmother.

But what happens when a fairy godmother needs a wish of her own?

My rating: ★★★★☆

After her mother dies, Delaney is forced to move across the country to live with her father, a quite famous life-coach she barely knows. Little does Delaney know that her father is hiding a big secret: he is a freaking Fairy Godmother (Godfather?)! At first Delaney doesn't believe him, but she soon realizes it is all true and that the F.G. gene may or may not have been passed on to her and then BAM! She gets her first case: Flynn, a classmate from her new school. Using her F.G. magic, she helps Flynn get the girl he is crushing on by granting his wishes in hopes that completing her first case will upgrade her status to a full fledged Fairy Godmother and finally get her wand. But no one said wish-granting would be easy...

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sunday Post #61: Nail Polish Galore!

Welcome to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where I talk about what is going on in life and the blog, and show you all the bookish things I got that week! Let's get started!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Bookish Tutorial: Page Corner Monster Bookmarks

Now updated! [Last posted: Nov. 2012]

Hey guys! So, I've been getting lots of compliments and how-to questions about these cute little monster bookmarks, so I decided to write up this tutorial post! I have to warn you, I am artistically challenged and am more than a bit surprised that I actually passed art in high school, lol. So if I can make these, then anyone can!

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