Friday, November 6, 2015

Oh..I have a blog?

              Hey, everyone! I'm really, super duper, extremely sorry for not posting for, like, 5 million months. (Not really that long, but it feels like it!) I've had a lot of schoolwork to do and it's been VERY stressful!! Can't believe it's almost 2016! So many new books are going to come out next year and I just..AGHH! I hope you all get tons of books for Christmas!
              My mind has been racing with all these books and schoolwork, and books and schoolwork...it's just crazy!! I will definitely post more often once I get this schoolwork stuff under control! Thanks for sticking with me!! 

Keep reading!
-Madi

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Heyo, Booklovers!

Hey, everybody! I know I say sorry a lot..but I really, truly am sorry that I have not been posting! I have a school assignment due in November where I have to read Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. I cannot read anything else until I am finished with those books. :'( I wish I did not have to read those books but when I am done with those, I will definitely be reading A LOT! And posting a lot..hahaha! Has anybody read Pride and Prejudice or Sense and Sensibility? If you did can you please tell me I have something to look forward to? They're not the same as Teen books!! :( I will have reviews being posted left and right as soon as I am done, I promise!! Byaa!

Keep reading!
-Madi

Friday, July 10, 2015

Eleanor & Park

Hey, everyone!! I don't have enough time to write an extensive book review, but I do have time to tell you a little about a book I just finished! Obviously, from the title, you can tell that I read Eleanor & Park. The best I can explain it is by saying that it was a 'tragic love story.' I do have to say that the ending seemed a bit forced. It was as if Rainbow Rowell was running out of things to write, and tried to botch the ending. It was a happy ending, don't get me wrong, I just feel as though it could've been explained. All in all it was an amazing story and way better than what I expected it to be.

Keep reading!
-Madi

Monday, June 22, 2015

Science Fiction Sunday!

Hey, everyone! Today I came up with Science Fiction Sunday! This is a day where all we talk about is Science Fiction books! 
So...where do we start? I think the first SF book I read was The Taking by Kimberly Derting. Apparently it's a series and the second book recently came out, The Replaced! 
It was very good and I did not expect there to be another book!
I've also read the first two books in The 5th Wave series which were amazing! The 5th Wave is actually becoming a movie next year!
Another SF book (series, actually) I've read is the LUX Series, by Jennifer L. Armentrout! This is one of my favorite Science Fiction series! Daemon Black... *swoon*
And last, but certainly not least, Alienated, by Melissa Landers! I did not expect this book to be that amazing, but right when I started reading the first page I was sucked into their world!

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I'm so sorry for the lack of posts on my blog! I've been super busy lately! I hope I can get more posts up!

Keep reading!
-Madi

Sunday, June 14, 2015

What Am I Reading?

Hiya, people of the book world! I am currently visiting my grandparents right now, and have a lot of time to read, surprisingly! I just finished Cress, by Marissa Meyer, so I will be doing a book review on that when I get home. Right now, I am currently reading Crown of Midnight, Hunted, Dorothy Must Die, and In the Afterlight. All of them are great so far, but, sadly, Hunted is not as fast paced as the first book in it's series, Branded. But this is not a book review so I will include more on that in the review for Hunted when I finish it! :) That is all I can really say for today so I hope you all are enjoying your Summer of 2015! I know I am!

Keep reading!
-Madi

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Oh No!!

Okay, so something horrible happened today.. I accidently deleted my review for Throne of Glass. :( I was on the app deleting reviews that I knew I wasn't going to write, and accidently clicked on Throne of Glass.. I'm so sorry to anybody who hasn't read it yet or was going to read it! It was very long so I was really upset when it disappeared from my phone. I hope I can read a book fast enough to replace this.. :( I am going on a small "vacation" until next week on Wednesday, so you shouldn't expect a new post from me anytime soon. But if I do manage to get something up, then that will be a good surprise! I hope I can get a new review up soon! 

Keep reading!
-Madi 

Monday, June 1, 2015

Just To Be Clear...

Hi, bookworms! I am so sorry that I haven't posted a book review in three weeks! I am working on two at the moment. Sweet Evil, and Throne of Glass. :) I hope you will wait for me to finish them! I have been reading more often, and I am moving so I might be inactive for a while but I am definitely not abandoning you guys! I will try to post as much as I can! I recently went to the library so I have even more books to read!! :) I am hoping I can get a review up this Saturday if time allows. 

Keep reading!
-Madi

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Update!

Hiya, bookworms! I am currently reading two books that are the third in both series. I am getting new books today, which I am super excited about!! I'm getting two books that are the first in their series and others are the next books in their series. I am getting Throne of Glass, Sweet Evil, In the Afterlight, AND MORE! :) They're getting here later today! You can probably expect a book review on saturday, if time allows it. :)

Keep reading!
-Madi

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Review #6-Every Day

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By: David Levithan


Hello again! Like I said before, I am going to be posting reviews on Saturdays from now on. I was wondering if you guys wanted me to do things like, "My Opinion Monday,"(courtesy of my mom) :) or "What Are You Reading Wednesday." I thought it would be fun to do stuff like that and I wanted your guys' opinion! I also wanted to know if you guys wanted me to have spoiler free sections along with spoiler sections. The  book I am reviewing today is Every Day, by David Levithan!

Summary:
Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.
There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.


It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day.

My Opinion:
This was a very quick read! I have never read a book where the main character changes lives! It was enthralling to me and when I picked up my next book I was expecting a different person each chapter! 
I was definitely confused at times over whether A was a boy or girl because, obviously, since A was in a different body every day. What made it more confusing was that not everybody likes the opposite of their gender, so I didn't understand at times, which was totally fine. You just have to pay extra attention to pronoun usage. 
I liked how it was in first person instead of third person. I've always preferred first person over third person but it really made a difference in this book. 
All in all, I gave this book five stars because it was, in my eyes, amazing!

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I hope you guys enjoyed this review of Every Day, by David Levithan! My next review will be on May 23!

Keep reading!
-Madi

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Review #5-Marked

By: P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast


Hello, bookworms!! I have been reading a lot more than last month so you can expect more book reviews this month! I have decided that I will be posting reviews every Saturday. I just finished Marked, by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast!

Summary:
After a Vampyre Tracker Marks her with a crescent moon on her forehead, 16-year-old Zoey Redbird enters the House of Night and learns that she is no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess Nyx and has affinities for all five elements: Air, Fire Water, Earth and Spirit. But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers. When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school’s most elite club, is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny – with a little help from her new vampyre friends (or Nerd Herd, as Aphrodite calls them)

My opinion:
The title suggests a lot about the book. It obviously means people get marked and turn into vampires. There is a review on the back that says: "Twilight meets Harry Potter." So. True. It is told from the POV (point of view) of Zoey, in the first-person, which I have always liked better than third person. It was better to hear it from her perspective, since she has all five elements. In the beginning I wasn't so sure about the series but I eventually got sucked into their world and it wouldn't let me go.The first book of this humongous series is always bringing up new problems which keep you on the edge of your seat. You know how there are normally love-triangles? This series has a love square. It's not as complicated as you think. Oh, wait. Yes, It is. 
The main characters are Zoey Redbird, Erik Night, Stevie Rae, and Loren Blake. There might be more, but I really only picture these as the main characters. Three of those people are part of the love square. That's not the only conflict in the story, though, so don't worry. :)
I would definitely recommend this book to people who enjoy Vampire and Adventure books!

"You are old beyond your years, Zoeybird. Believe in yourself and you will find a way. But remember, darkness does not always equate to evil, just as light does not always bring good."
-The Goddess Nyx

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I am now reading the second book, Betrayed, and Hallowed, by Cynthia Hand. I will be doing a review on Alice in Zombieland when I finish it! :) 

Keep Reading!
-Madi


Friday, May 1, 2015

Review #4-Unearthly

By: Cynthia Hand

Hello again, book lovers!! Today I am reviewing Unearthly, by Cynthia Hand! I have been in a bit of a book slump lately and I am not reading as much as I usually would be, but hopefully it ends soon. 

Summary:
In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees...
Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn't easy.

Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place and out of place at the same time. Because there's another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara's less angelic side.

As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she'd have to make between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?


My opinion:
The book starts off when Clara is sixteen. She wakes up in the middle of the night and smells smoke, so she goes to the kitchen, checking to make sure that nothing is on fire. That's when it all starts.

When I first picked this book up, it sucked me right into their world. I was no longer in my own house, but in Jackson Hole, Wyoming! I loved the characters so much and Jeffrey definitely acts the way I would see a fourteen year-old boy acting. The plot was so exciting and there was such a crazy plot twist towards the end that it even surprised me! The beginning explains to you that Clara is an angel-blood and all angel-bloods have a purpose. Her purpose includes a boy in a forest. (That is all I can tell you or else it will spoil the book...) The quote in the next paragraph is from the prologue, which is explaining her vision:

"In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees. He's around my age, in that space between child and man, maybe all of seventeen years old. I'm not sure how I know this. I can only see the back of his head, his dark hair curling damply against his neck. I feel the dry heat of the sun, so intense, drawing the life from everything. There's a strange orange light filling the eastern sky. There's the heavy smell of smoke. For a moment I'm filled with such a smothering grief that it's hard to breathe. I don't know why. I take a step toward the boy, open my mouth to call his name, only I don't know it. The ground crunches under my feet. He hears me. He starts to turn. One more second and I will see his face.
That's when the vision leaves me. I blink, and it's gone."

I am in love with this book and want to buy it just so I can admire it on my bookshelf. :)



I hope you all enjoy this book if you do end up reading it! I am now currently reading City of Ashes, by Cassandra Clare. I know, I'm super late for the TMI (The Mortal Instruments) fandom, but I thought I'd give it a try!

Keep reading!
-Madi

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Book To Movie Expectations for 2015!

Hiya, bookworms! This is the year for Book To Movie Adaptations!!  It's so exciting for me that so many of my favorite books are becoming a movie!

Some of them(but not all) are:
Fallen, by Lauren Kate!
The release date is July 30!

















Paper Towns, by John Green!
The release date is July 24!


The Scorch Trials, by James Dashner!
The release date is September 18!
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Mockingjay, Part 2, by Suzanne Collins!
The release date is November 21!


The Fifth Wave, by Rick Yancey!
Sadly, the release date is January 29, 2016! :(
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There are many more movies being produced at the moment but I am not sure what they all are! I have many books that I am hoping will become movies!! Some of my biggest hopes are sadly not becoming movies any time soon.. :( 

What books are on your book-to-movie wishlist?
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I am so sorry I have been inactive for quite some time! I have been busy with school and homework! I will be putting up a new review for Unearthly, by Cynthia Hand when I finish it!

Keep Reading!
-Madi


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Update!

Hi, book lovers! I am reading many books that I am super excited to do reviews on!!  Right now, I'm reading Never Fade, by Alexandra Bracken, Scarlet, by Marissa Meyer, and Every Day, by David Levithan.  I have put a hold on The Host because it is more than 600 pages and I would rather read that by itself. Sadly, I have already seen the movie, but I have been told that the ending is not the same so I am excited for that! You can be expecting a review for Never Fade soon since I am almost done with it. After that I will most likely do a review on Scarlet, but since it is the second book, I am going to think about it. I am going to read The Mortal Instruments series soon, but since it is a very popular book, I will not be doing a review on it. :( I am reading the Lux Series (by Jennifer L. Armentrout) again soon so you can expect a review for that. :D Another book I am reading again is the Embrace series, by Jessica Shirvington!!
I am super excited about the upcoming Fallen movie that is coming to theaters on July 30!! It is based on the book by Lauren Kate! I hope it is as good as the book!! That is all, Bookworms!

Keep reading!
-Madi

Book Review #3-The Darkest Minds

By: Alexandra Bracken

Hiya, everybody! Right now I am currently reading Never Fade, by Alexandra Bracken, The Host, by Stephenie Meyer, and Every Day, by David Levithan!

Summary (from the book cover):
When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that’s killed most of America’s children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.

Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.

When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now she’s on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents.

When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living. 

My opinion: 
This book was interesting in a weird way. Obviously this book will (hopefully) never become a reality, but you never know. Haha, I'm just kidding. ;) 
"Don't be scared. Don't let them see." 
This is from Ruby's old friend, Sam, that kept her going throughout the book.  I love how the world has kind of become what I would picture as a run-down apocalyptic planet.. Ruby's character is like a lot of other characters in other books. She doesn't want to get people around her hurt, and she thinks it would be best to not get close to anybody. Warning! The ending is a little sad.. :(
I would recommend this to people who like science fiction related books.

Comment if you're going to read this book! You won't regret it! :)

"The Darkest Minds tend to hide behind the most unlikely faces.."

Keep Reading!
-Madi


Friday, April 17, 2015

Update!

Hiya, everybody! So, today I finished Wolfsbane, by Andrea Cremer, but I will not be doing a review on it. :( It is the second book in the Nightshade series. I am thinking about doing a review for the first book in that series (Nightshade), so if I do, I will write one on the second book. I am still writing a review for The Darkest Minds, by Alexandra Bracken. At the moment I am reading Never Fade, by Alexandra Bracken, which is the second book in The Darkest Minds trilogy. I am so excited about this trilogy!! I can't wait to see how the story develops!

Next on my TBR:
-The Mortal Instruments Series-By Cassandra Clare
-The Host-By Stephenie Meyer
-Alice in Zombieland-By Gena Showalter
-Bloodlines-By Richelle Mead
-Uninvited-By Sophie Jordan
-Marked-By P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
-The Scorch Trials-By James Dashner
-The Space Between-By Brenna Yovanoff
-Scarlet-By Marissa Meyer
-Hemlock-By Kathleen Peacock


Comment which one you think I should read first! I don't have any particular order in mind so I need ideas!! :) 

Keep Reading!
-Madi

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Book Review #2-Shatter Me

By: Tahereh Mafi

Ahhhh! I loved this book!! I read it a few weeks ago but I couldn't wait to read the second and third book!! It was that good..

Summary (from the book cover):
No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal, but the Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon. But Juliette has plans of her own. After a lifetime without freedom, she's finally discovering a strength to fight back for the very first time-and to find a future with the one boy she thought she'd lost forever.

My opinion:
Wow. Just wow. First off, Juliette's character is so realistic! I love the way Tahereh Mafi writes from Juliette's point of view in the form of a journal. It makes it way more relatable than many other books. This book is a really good example of someone finding their true potential. The cover of the book says:

"My touch is lethal. My touch is power."

The part that has been crossed out is, obviously, the beginning, and the regular text is when she truly realizes what she is capable of doing.
I think that explains what I mean by "finding their true potential."

The plot's pace never lets you down, so unless you don't like the way the story is going, you will not want to do anything until you finish this book. The second and third book get even better and there are so many great things that happen in this trilogy!! By the time you get done with the trilogy you will be so miserable. Not because of the ending, but because there are no more books to read in the series. :) I hope you read this book!! You will not regret it!

Keep Reading!
-Madi

Follow & Feature!

Have you ever read a book you thought you’d hate but loved? Or vice versa?

Definitely yes! The worst was Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher. 

I tried copying the picture, but the computer would not cooperate.. Follow me via GFC!

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I am now reading three books at a time! City of Ashes, Never Fade, AND Wolfsbane... Don't worry, there will still be a review coming up, it just might take a little longer. Probably about 1-2 days depending on how long it takes me to finish Wolfsbane.

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-Madi

Quick Update!

Hiya! I just wanted to do a quick update so you guys know I'm active! I am currently reading Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer and Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken!
Wolfsbane is moving pretty slow right now but I'm hoping it will speed up soon.. 
The next book on my TBR is Bloodlines by Richelle Mead. I have heard very good things about this book and I am excited to read it! Piper (from www.pipersbookblog.blogspot.com) and I are going to be reading this together. I am working on reading Wolfsbane at the moment, so you can expect another review to be coming up soon!

Keep Reading!
-Madi

Monday, April 13, 2015

Book Review #1-Origin

By: Jessica Khoury

Hiya, everybody! This is my first book review, as you can probably see from the title, and I'm super excited about this blog!! The first book I will be reviewing is Origin, by Jessica Khoury!

Summary (from the book cover):
Pia has always known her destiny. She is meant to start a new race, a line of descendants who will bring an end to death. She has been bred for no other purpose, genetically engineered to be immortal and raised by a team of scientists in a secret compound hidden deep in the Amazon rainforest. Now those scientists have begun to challenge her, with the goal of training her to carry on their dangerous work. 
For as long as she can remember, Pia's greatest desire has been to fulfill their expectations. But on the night she turns seventeen, she finds a hole in the seemingly impenetrable fence that surrounds her home. Free in the jungle for the first time in her life, Pia meets Eio, a boy from a nearby village. Unable to resist, she continues sneaking out to see him. As they fall in love, they begin to piece together the truth about Pia's origin-a truth with deadly consequences that will change their lives forever.

My opinion:
I loved this book! I was a little unsure about it at first, but my friend kept telling me to read it so I decided to give it a go! I loved how it got right into the story in the beginning. It takes a little time to understand what the setting is and what exactly is going on in there, but you eventually get it. It has an amazing story, and many different unexpected things happen! I loved Pia's character and how much it change throughout the book! The characters are very realistic. The plot was not slow at all, but at times I would get kind of bored. I gave this book five stars because it was an amazing story and had a very unexpected yet great ending! I'm so excited to read the other books in this series even though they are not a part of Pia's story!! 
I would definitely recommend this to people who like Science Fiction!

"Sooner or later, we must all face eternity."
Keep reading! 
-Madi