Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Review: Rapture by Lauren Kate

The sky is dark with wings . . . .
Like sand in an hourglass, time is running out for Luce and Daniel. To stop Lucifer from erasing the past they must find the place where the angels fell to earth. Dark forces are after them, and Daniel doesn’t know if he can do this—live only to lose Luce again and again.
Yet together they will face an epic battle that will end with lifeless bodies . . . and angel dust.
Great sacrifices are made. Hearts are destroyed. And suddenly Luce knows what must happen.
For she was meant to be with someone other than Daniel. The curse they’ve borne has always and only been about her—and the love she cast aside. The choice she makes now will be the only one that truly matters.
In the fight for Luce, who will win?
The astonishing conclusion to the FALLEN series. Heaven can’t wait any longer.
Review: (It took me a long time to read this book. I was reading Frankenstein for English, so getting to and through that book took FOREVER! So, i'm finally reviewing.)
The Good: Diving into this book I had a lot of expectations. Now were my expectation met? Sort of. I found the plot and all the twists okay. There were a few surprises in the book that shocked me, like at the end with Lucifer. I did like that Luce finally had her memory back and could help the others instead of standing by and whinning about everything.
The Bad: Despite the plot and its twists being okay, I thought it was slow and Kate was just trying to prolong Luce's curse reveal. I felt that bring in a new ememy----The Scale---wasn't necessary---that the Elders were enough. The characters were still the same; I was hoping some characters might change---like Daniel. I'm getting sick of the overprotective white knight character. And speaking of Daniel, the romance in this book sucks. Well, not sucks, just not original. Daniel's proud of Luce; they choose love over everything, blah blah blah.
The Curse: I don't know how I feel about Luce's curse. I'm happy taht I finally know what it is but I don't know if I like it. Who Luce actually is was somewhat preditable. I guess I wish the cause was different than what it was, but at the same time, it was a good surprise.
The Ending: Despire the happy ending, I didn't like it. It was the "they-lost-their-memory" part that I didn't like. I was hoping for something else.
The cover is okay. I kinda wish there was some more angelic features added to it.
You know, since this was the final book ,and we finally find out Luce's role is in the angelic world.
*I bought this book, I think.
Keep On Reading!
Up Next:
So far it's pretty good.
Not sure how I feel about Ethan's bad boy personality.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

A Shell Full of Books #26 + Update


So, many you have noticed I haven't really been blogging much or reviewing much at all this past month. Well, it's because I've had to read a book for English and write a paper (that's not yet done) for English and all sorts of other stuff. This week we get a few days off, so I'm hoping to get my review of Rapture out to you guys soon. The next post after this one will be a cover reveal (again) because covers just keep coming and coming.
To the books!
Bring books to the world every week for all to see. :D
This week's are:
Skinny by Donna Cooner
Thanks goes to Blake from The Tattered Page
Thanks goes to Mariah from Far Escape Reviews
Revived by Cat Patrick
Thanks goes to Tara from Tater's Tall Tails
Thanks goes to Kara from Great Imaginations
This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
Thanks goes to Jen from At Random
Free from Library:
Alaskan Hearts by Teri Wilson
Up For Trade:
Revived by Cat Patrick
So, what did you get this week?
Until Next Time!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Killing Two Birds with One Stone #31

KTBWOS is a little meme that I created as a way to get the bonus point "Blog about it" out of the way. Plus, it's easy to find giveaways this way too. :D
Here's this week's line up:
I know, it's a nice stack of books. Well, I couldnt' find a good blog button of this blog, but this awesome giveaway is a box of books from Cornucopia of Reviews.
What is this giveaway for? It's her blogoversary and she passed 900 followers!
Awesome huh?
Well, to enter: click below.
Wake Up at Seven
What's she giving way?
 A SIGNED copy of Delirium by Lauren Oliver.
 A copy of Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan .
 A copy of Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan.
Her site has been having technical difficulties and she's having a giveaway to make up for it.
Awesome, right.
Click below to enter:
It's kind of hard to see this button, but the Book Haven Extraodinaire is having an awesome giveaway in celebration of reaching over 360 followers. For this giveaway, she's having a guessing game giveaway. It's a lot of fun to try to get them right. :D
And get this: the winner will get all of the hidden books!
The button is to the right or click below to enter:
Ruby's reads book exchanges
Everyone knows who these two are right? Well, these two are hosting an awesome giveaway to promote their Book Exchange 2.0.
One winner will get a book of their choice from TBD. :D
To enter, click below:
Anyone who's anyone in the blogosphere knows about Books Twirps monthly giveaways.
For this blogging point, it goes towards Proserpine Craving Books, who's giving away a nice crop of October released books. :D
To enter, click below:

Wow. That's a lot.
Until Next Time!

A Shell Full of Books #25 + A shocking surprise

Bring you books every week to show the world what's come or is coming out!
Here's what I got this week. :D
Spellbound (Spellbound #1) by Cara Lynn Shultz
Thanks goes to Traci from The Reading Geek
Beta (Annex #1) by Rachel Cohn
Eve & Adam by Michael Grant & Katherine Applegate
Jepp, Who Defied the Stars by Katherine Marsh
Thanks goes to Nicole from Paperback Princess
Enclave (Razorland #1) by Ann Aguirre
Outpost (Razorland #2) by Ann Aguirre
Thanks goes to Amber, Arlene, Crystal, & Tina from WinterHaven Books
Up for Trade:
Jepp, Who Defied the Stars by Katherine Marsh
(Eve & Adam would be up for trade, but I already have a trade pending with that one.)
The Shocking Surprise
So a few weeks ago I got an email saying this:
"You won the box framed cover art of TEN in the #NewRecruits giveaway! Please send me your mailing address and I will get it ordered ASAP!
Commander-in-Chief (aka Gretchen)
The Army of Ten"
I thought: "Cool. I won a box with the cover of Ten on it. Sweet."

But not, this is what I got:
It's HUGE! And I mean huge. It's a painting basically. I have no clue where I'm going to put it. But it's awesome. :D I love it. Just wish the book came with it too.
But thank you Commander-in-Chief Gretchen!
Well, that's all.
Until Next Time!

Cover Reveals! A lot of them!

This little meme is to bring you guys covers that have just recently released to the world.
To see these covers on Goodreads, just click the picture. :D
(Sorry I haven't been posting much. I'm reading a book for my English class that's been taking up all my time, so I haven't been reviewing or reading at all. Hopefully that will change this weekend.)
Note: There is a lot today!
when you were here cover  
Wow. That's a lot. :D
And that's it!
Until Next Time!