Friday, June 3, 2011
Draw a circle … place a dead leaf in the center … sprinkle some salt … recite a little Latin … add a drop of blood …
Maybe that last part isn’t exactly simple. Yet somehow it feels right to Silla Kennicott. And nothing in her life has felt remotely right since her parents’ horrific deaths. She’s willing to do anything to uncover the truth about her family—even try a few spells from the mysterious book that arrived on her doorstep … and spill some blood.
The book isn’t the only recent arrival in Silla’s life. There’s Nick Pardee, the new guy next door who may have seen Silla casting a spell. She’s not sure what he saw and is afraid to find out. But as they spend more time together, Silla realizes this may not be Nick’s first encounter with Blood Magic. Brought together by a combination of fate and chemistry, Silla and Nick can’t deny their attraction. And they can’t ignore the dark presence lurking nearby—waiting to reclaim the book and all its power. – goodreads
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
So, how many of you got to snag a copy of EW’s Hunger Games issue?
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
I am apart of Destination Imagination, a creative problem solving event.
PLUS…this is a book blog, so if you decide to donate, I will send you a book. I really don’t expect a many if any peeps to donate (I understand, I still love every one of you!), but I’ve chosen five books (first come, first serve).
Monday, May 2, 2011
Yes, I know, I haven’t blogged in forever. I’m not sure what’s for the future, but I’m not ready to give up blogging just yet. With school out of the way in a month, I hope to set up a more stable environment!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
I posted this a few months ago, but since the release is coming up for Delirium, I thought I’d post it again along with my trailer I made last summer.
*A little spoilerish*
The idea that love is a disease is mind boggling from the start. How can you live without love?!
But in Delirium they do. It’s rather depressing at times, the way parents have no love for their children, only the responsibility of taking care of them.
The way married couples are looked down on when showing affection in public. But they’re not in love.
It’s a responsibility to work together, not love.
Lena understands that love, more commonly known as the deliria, is a disease. Without love, there is no hate. No war, fights, and life is measured and safe.
She cannot wait to turn 18 so she can finally be out of love’s way. She’ll be evaluated, her husband will be chosen, as will her job and the amount of kids that seem fit for her. Hopefully, they’ll let her go to college.
So when her best friend, Hana, starts breaking the rules, breaking curfew, listening to non-government-approved music, and even going out to parties where boys and girls are integrated, she fears Hana will soon catch the disease and be forced to have the cure early, a dangerous thing that can cause deadly side affects.
But then there’s Alex. Alex who makes her heart jump, a clear side affect of deliria, makes her mind go fuzzy, another side effect.
She knows she should ignore him, just wait the few more months until the surgery will be given to her and she doesn’t have to worry about the disease. So it’s pretty bad when she says yes to meeting him…and even worse when he admits to being an Invalid, someone who disagrees with the cure and live in the Wild, pass the gates surrounding her city.
But then she realizes that maybe the government’s wrong, maybe they’re lying about love being bad. When she runs off to another party to warn Hana about a raid coming to take people who disobey any rules, she’s too late.
She sees the violence coming from the people who are supposed to ‘protect’ the citizens during the raid.
Alex saves her from the raid and from that night she’s soon plummeting further and further from her old life, the safe one. She might have deliria, but she’s doesn’t care.
She just wants to be with Alex.
But when the whole world is out to destroy something you love, how can you escape?
I truly loved this book.
It was magnificent and the ending was stunning and heart wrenching. Alex and Lena were marvelous, brave, characters who I enjoyed reading about. I loved reading each secret peeling off from Lena’s safe life even if some were hard to learn.
Lauren was able to show how love can never be erased and how far people will go to keep it with them.
The romance was sweet and true to heart.
I did cry, I laughed, and I screamed (In my head, at least!). Okay, I cried a lot in real life.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Desperate to find Jude, Grace befriends Talbot, a newcomer to town. But as the two grow closer, Grace’s relationship with Daniel is put in danger — in more ways than one.
Unaware of the dark path she is walking, Grace begins to give into the wolf inside of her — not realizing that an enemy has returned and a deadly trap is about to be sprung.