Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Once Upon a Read-a-Thon: Day 1: Summary/Update/Mini Challenges

Okay, I have to say Day 1 went by with light speed time! I only got to finish Eragon and Speak! That's two books! Anyway I have a feeling I might get Much Ado About Nothing finished by tomorrow sometime in the morning. The Read-a-Thon is blast! It's soooo fun getting to read books that have been in your to-read list for WAY too long.

I have a little confession though, I sidetracked my list and read a galley I got a month back from Simon Schuster Galley Grab...

Sometimes It Happens by Lauren Barnholt

What books have you guys read?


IB Book Blogging asked us to answer the following questions:

1. What is your favorite type of myth (Greek, Roman, Egyptian etc)?
I have to say Greek and Roman because one, the are both closely related and you can't choose one over the other without feeling bad and two, I haven't read much Egyptian in a while. I've also taken Latin before so I'm very familiar with Greek and Roman mythology.

2. What is your favorite book with some type of mythology in it?
I love the book Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini. It is the one book that I won't forget no matter what.

YA Bliss asked us to give our top 3 Love Triangles.
1. Jem-Tessa-Will from The Infernal Instruments Series
2. Peeta-Katniss-Gale from the Hunger Games Series
3. Xander-Cassia-Ky from Matched
That's my challenges that I've done so far!

Be back tomorrow with another update!


Monday, July 11, 2011

Once Upon a Read-a-Thon: Goal

So, um... this is what I have planned to read for the Read-a-Thon! I probably won't even reach my goal, but I'll try hard! I'm still looking for some books for the next 3 days. Do you guys have any suggestions? I would love to know!

Okay, so I decided that I had to include at least one classic so I choice one that's been sitting on my shelf for a week, Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare.

The next book I have on my list is Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. I've been trying to get my hands on this one for a very long time and I finally bought it.

Another one I found on my shelf hidden away behind some of my new books is Eragon by Christopher Paolini.

Once I finish those, I'll try to read these books (In no particular order):
Possession by Elana Johnson
Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick
The Black Stiletto by Raymond Benson
Do you guys think I can finish these books in three days? I have a feeling not, but I'm gonna try!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Once Upon a Read-a-Thon: Info

As everyone may notice by the button the side, I'm participating in a Read-a-Thon! So on the dates of Jully 11th-13th I'll be trying to read as many books as possible. The Read-a-Thon requires me to do at-least one update and a challenge! I look forward to it! I guess I did this post to just give you guys some info! Thanks for reading! I hope you will share what books you guys are currently reading as well!


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tour: Airel by Aaron Patterson and Chris White REVIEW

Book: Airel
Authors: Aaron Patterson and Chris White
Publication Date: August 31st, 2011
Publisher: StoneHouse Ink
Page Count: 425 Pages
Type of Copy: Ebook given for tour

All Airel ever wanted to be was normal, to disappear into the crowd. But bloodlines can produce surprises, like sudden mysterious illness. Then there’s Michael Alexander, the new guy in school, who is impossibly gorgeous…and captivated by her. Somewhere in the back of her mind she can hear the sound of pages turning, and another, older story being written. It is the story of an ancient family, of great warriors, of the Sword of Light, and the struggle against an evil so terrible, so far-reaching, that it threatens everything she hopes for even now. Airel knew change would be inevitable as life went on. But can she hold on when murder and darkness begin to close in and take away everything she loves? Will she have what it takes when the truth is finally revealed? (Via Goodreads)

At first, every book that I’ve read that has two authors has been a bit of a mess, but Airel has pulled me out of my delusion. This magnificent book shows how Amazing a book written by co-authors can really be! Airel is an epic of angelic proportions-pun intended.

Aaron Patterson and Chris White have worked together to create a masterpiece worth reading a million times. I love how the romance and action are weaved together to create something so incredible. Airel switches off between two very distant time periods. When the book switches off between the time periods you want to stay in one but you just have to turn to the next. What I really mean is that the book has some mean cliffhangers.

The book is named after the main character of the book whose name is Airel, obviously. She discovers that something weird is happening to her…that’s really all I can tell you guys without ruining the book, sorry guys! To make up for that, I’ll just have to ramble about her super-yummy love interest, Michael. He is a new kid in school that makes Airel barf their second meeting. Yep, you read that right. Now you guys see why I loved this book! It’s just plain…Interesting-in a good way!

In all Airel was a that was blended perfectly for the thrill-seeking young adult readers! The setting of the book is very descriptively shined through with the words and so are the unique characters!

Cover Thoughts
The cover is breathtaking and includes all of my favorite colors! That’s very impressive to me! The girl's gown is gorgeous and makes me green with envy. The single feather in her hand defines the race of warriors from which Airel descends.

Thank you to the authors and to Feedblitz for letting me be on this tour!