Saturday, April 30, 2011

Spring Cleaning giveaway!

Pure Imagination

This is my cleaning out my bookshelf giveaway! My poor bookcase is overflowing with books and with all the new ones coming out that I want, I need to clean out my old books.

So I'm giving away.....
1 hardback copy of Entwined by Heather Dixon
1 ARC of I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
1 ARC of The Espressologist by Kristina Springer
1 ARC of Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin
and some stickers and bookmarks of Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting

There will be two winners. 1 winner will get Entwined and one ARC of their choice. The 2nd winner will get the other two ARC's. Whoever replies back first decides which one they want.

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I'll be announcing the winner on May 9th

Friday, April 29, 2011

Book themed Tshirt idea

I've always been really big into art and have made lots of hand painted tshirts.

What I've been thinking I want to do lately is make some book themed tshirts. My questions are these...
*If I was to make these tshirts/tote bags/what ever else, would anyone be interested in buying one?
*How much would you be willing to spend on it?
*What books would you like to see have tshirts/tote bags?

I'm thinking about taking small quotes from books, themes, team whoevers, or even just the names of the books.

I'm also thinking of doing shirts for blog names.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Blog Hop and Follow Friday

Follow Friday is hosted by the awesome Parajunkee

This weeks question:
Keeping with the dystopian and apocalypse theme that seems to be running rampant on, I have one very hard question for you: If you were stocking your bomb shelter, what books would you HAVE to include if you only had space for ten?

My Answer:
*Sigh* what's up with all these sad questions lately? Geesh this was really hard too.
*Harry Potter (all 7)-- I couldn't live without my HP
*The Hollows series by Kim Harrison (All 9 as of now)
*The Twilights (all 4) -- These are feel good books for me.
*Night Huntress (all 7) by Jeaniene Frost
*Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
*Backstage Pass/Rock Hard by Olivia Cunning
*Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

This list could go on forever. There is no way that if I had a shelter thingy, that I would only make room for ten books. I'd sleep on the books if it meant I had more room for them! Hopefully I would also have my ipod and lots of batteries so I could listen to all my audiobooks as well. That would mean I'd have all these books, plus more.

Book Blogger Hop
This weeks question: "Summer is coming quickly - what 2011 summer release are you are most looking forward to?"

My answer:

Ohhh I have a few books I'm really excited about. First one being Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready. This isn't a summer book, but it's the next one coming out I'm excited for.

Summer books I want:
Queen of the Dead by Stacey Kade
The Demon's Surrender by Sarah Rees Brennan
The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder
Sirensong by Jenna Black
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
Ripple by Mandy Hubbard
Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer
Succubus Revealed by Richelle Mead
Supernaturally by Kiersten White
One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Yup, bigggg long list.

Here are a few things that should be coming up soon once I figure out what I want to say about these books:

Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin
Haven by Kristi Cook
The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong
My Double Life by Janette Rallison
Tell Me a Secret by Holly Cupala
Clarity by Kim Harrington

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Review: Wither

Wither by Lauren Destefano
published by Simon and Schuster
Genre: YA
$17. 99 (US hardback)
358 pages

What it's about:
What if you knew exactly when you would die?

Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.

When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.

But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limted time she has left.

My thoughts:
This is a book that is going to stick with me for awhile. The world that Rhine lives in is so sickly fascinating. Knowing that you will die at the age of 20 if you are a female and it will be a painful death at that is horrible. What's even worse is how girls are kidnapped, sold into slavery or as young brides, or killed if they aren't picked. This world is so wrong but so intriguing. It grabs you right from the beginning.

The way that the sister brides come together to help each other is amazing to watch as it grows. How they all become bonded because of the horrible situation they are in even if they do not all feel the same way about it.

I don't want to say too much about this book just because there is not a lot to say about it that will be understood unless you have read the book. This is just a "wow" book that will keep your eyes glued to the pages until you've finished it, and then you'll be wishing you had the next book.

My rating: 10/10!
If I could find a poster of this book cover, I'd buy it. I'm also looking for the audiobook as well. I loved it that much.

Review: Entwined

Entwined by Heather Dixon
Published by Greenwillow books
Genre: YA
$17.99 (US Hardback)
472 pages

What it's about:
Azalea is trapped. Just when she should feel that everything is before her...beautiful gowns, dashing suitors, balls filled with dancing... it's taken away. All of it.
The Keeper understands. he's trapped, too, held for centuries within the walls of the palace. And so he extends an invitation.
Every night, Azalea and ehr eleven sisters may step through the enchanted passage in their room to dance in his silver forest.
But there is a cost.
The Keeper likes to keep things.
Azalea may not realize how tangled she is in his web until it is too late.

My thoughts:
The discription of this book doesn't really tell you at all what the book is about. Azalea and her 11 sisters are all princesses. Their mother has died and the whole house is in mourning for a whole year. No going to parties, no going out at all, no visitors, and no sunlight for a whole year. This also means no dancing which is what the girls live for. So every night, they sneaked into the secret passage way to go dance  until everything goes wrong. That about sums it up. Add in some magic, romance, and a little suspense and you have the book.

I don't know how I really feel about this book. It was cute, and I loved the characters, but it kinda dragged on and I had no idea what I was to expect because the discription was so vague. I do feel as if about 100 pages could have  been cut out of this book and it still would have worked.

On the other hand, I really did adore the characters. I loved how there were 12 children, all of which were girls. They were so close and caotic that I could only imagine how crazy being around them would be. And the King? Loved him! At first I was like geesh, what's up his butt? But then when I figured out he does have a soft, nuggety center, I loved him. He's the big papa bear. Who could blame him for being over protective if you have 12 daughters?

While this book was slow, I did actually like it. I'm glad I read it just because I liked the characters and the last 50 pages were pretty awesome. Azalea is such a funny character. Her and all her anger issues. There were a few things that were not explained very well and I would have liked to have seen gone into more detail, but it's not that important. I'm mostly talking about swearing on silver. Is it anything like the unbreakable promise?What happens if you break it??????

My rating: 8/10

Giveaway winner!

Sorry this is so late. Life has been crazy lately.

The winner for my Cassie Clare giveaway is Heather McWilliams!
I've emailed you. Please reply with your mailing address in the next 48 hours. :)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Blog Hop and Follow Friday!

Question: What is on your playlist?

My answer:
I don't really do a normal playlist thing. My ipod is playing the Clockwork Angel audiobook while the cds I listen to in my car are mostly Fall Out Boy (all time favorite band!), Muse, Ke$ha, Adam Lambert, Lady Gaga, Michael Buble, Big Bad Voodoo Daddies, and so on.

Book Blogger Hop

This weeks question: "If you find a book you love, do you hunt down other books by the same author?"

My answer:
Yup. If I love the authors writing style, I will always go out and look for other books of theirs. Then get all sad when I run out of their books to read. Then I'll search for authors that are a lot like them. I did that after I read Charlien Harris's books, then found Jeaniene Frost and Kim Harrison. It's a great way to find new authors.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Who should play Magnus in the MI movie?

So I've been thinking, if Adam Lambert can't play Magnus in the Mortal Instruments movie, then I want Jordan Witzigreuter to play Magnus. While he's not an actor, he's the singer for The Ready Set, I still believe he can act. Just a random thought. I can't seem to get my mind away from the Mortal Instruments lately.

What does everyone else think? Can Jordan play Magnus?

Monday, April 18, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday-- favorite book crushes

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This weeks is a flash back sort of TTT. I decided to go back and do Top Ten fictional crushes. I read so many books that I'm always adding new fictional boyfriends to my fictional boyfriend list. These are in no order.

1. Harry Potter:
He will always be my first big fictional crush, just like how Daniel Radcliffe will be my all time biggest celebrity crush. What's not to love about the chosen one?

2. Lend from Paranormalcy:
He is like no other boy out there. A boy who can change into any person he wants? Crazy! Plus he is very sweet and is very good at drawing.

3. Hudson from My Unfair Godmother:
I love how he reacts to certain situations that pop up in this book. Most men would NOT act like that when put in that situation. I don't want to give anything away, so I'm not saying what the situation is. I'm just saying go read the book so you know what I'm talking about! ;)

4. Steve from Just One Wish:
Oh man, he can be so sweet. Him going and pretending to be Robin Hood to make a sick kid feel better? How cute is that? Plus I picture him looking like Zac Efron and he has to wear a Robin Hood outfit. Yay for tights!

5. Seth from Succubus Blues:
He's the sexy, nerd, successful writer. What book lover doesn't want to date the hott, nerdy writer?

6. Trent from The Hollows:
I keep switching who I like best in this series. It used to be Pierce, but I've always had a soft spot for Trent. Rich, smoking body, owns horses, drug dealer..... hahah. Okay, you just have to read the series to understand this one.

7. Bones from The Nighthuntress:
What's not to love?

8. Percy Jackson:
You can make out with him in a bubble under the water. That just sounds amazing to me!

9. Alexander from the Bronze Horseman:
He's just so swoon worthy.

10. Jace from the Mortal Instruments:
Jace, Jace, Jace, Jace, Jace, Jace................

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Review: My Unfair Godmother

My Unfair Godmother by Janette Rallison
Published by Walker (bloomsbury)
Genre: YA
$16.99 (US hardback)
339 pages

What it's about:
Tansy has always felt that her father never has enough time for her. She might have wanted to get his attention--but getting caught with spray paint, on a date, wasn't exactly what she had in mind. Enter Chrissy, who is only a fair godmother, so Tansy's three wishes don't quite go according to plan. If bringing Robin Hood to the twenty-first century isn't bad enough for Tansy, being transported to the Middle Ages to recreate the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale certainly is. She'll rely on her own fairytale knowledge, plus the help of her family and the cute police chief's son, Hudson, to stop the gold-spinning story from spinning wildly out of control!

My thoughts:
Move over Edward, it's all about Hudson now!

I honestly can't get enough of Janette Rallison's books. She always comes up with great twists to everyones favorite fairy tales. I love how she explains the little things I never would think about, like how Snow White was really dim, that's why she called the dwarfs names like Sleepy, Doc, Happy, and so on, or how Cinderella's Prince was actually a mean man. Of course, now there are new spins on both Robin Hood and Rumpelstiltskin. Both stories I love.

What is great about Janette's books is that they are cheesey, but in a very very very good way. The characters are fun, understanding, and utterly normal. They feel like people you would actually know in real life. Also, I'm adding Hudson to my book boyfriend list. So expect him to show up sometime soon.

When you open up a Janette Rallison book, you know what to expect. All of her books always follow what I call the Rallison Rule. It has to have an angsty teen, the hott boy next door that starts out as a sort of enemy turned crush, and a happy ending. It's the happy ending that I really love. I know when I finish this book, I will be happy and satisfied with how it ends. Really, all of Rallison's books are like an ABC Family movie. Matter of fact, they all should be turned into ABC Family movies. I'd watch them!

I can't wait for the third book in this on going series. Next I'm thinking that Beauty and the Beast, Alladin, and the Princess and the Pea should be told. Maybe add in some Alice In Wonderland?

What fairy tales does everyone else want Janette to write about next?

My Rating: I could never give one of her books below a 10/10

"Friar Tuck held out a rough-hewn sack to the girl. From the look of it, they had brought the sacks with them from the Middle Ages. It figured. They must travel with them. After all, you never know when you're going to meet someone you want to rob."

"I gaped at it. My life was not only in print, but in Sparknotes."

"All fairy tales have a moral," Clover said. "The moral of The Three Little Pigs is that hard work pays off in the end. The moral of Little Red Riding Hood  is that you shouldn't talk to strangers. The moral of Cinderella is that men never look at a woman's face long enough to recognize her, so you had better wear distinctive footwear if you want to catch a prince."

"Take care of the girl. We've a busy day tomorrow. Either a wedding or an execution. Flexibility is our middle name."

"The key to happiness--as any good fairy godmother will tell you--is not to avoid problems, but to overcome them."

"But that's how life is. You never know how it's going to turn out, and you can't plan for everything. You just have to do your best dealing with things as they come and hope people forgive you when you make a mistake."

Friday, April 15, 2011

Follow Friday!

Follow friday is hosted by the awesome blog Parajunkee
This weeks question:
Do you have anyone that you can discuss books with IRL? Tell us about him/her.

My answer:
Oh yeah, I have a big circle of friends that I can talk about books with and swap books as well. It's awesome. I get so worked up about my books that I can't help but talk to everyone about them. I need to get it all out! Plus they are my book signing buddies. I need people to go with me to all these author signings!

I'm hosting a GIVEAWAY until next Friday (April 22nd)
I'm giving away a signed copy of City of Fallen Angels along with swag from both Cassie Clare and Holly Black. To enter, go to my post here

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Cassandra Clare signing and GIVEAWAY!

I just got back from the Cassandra Clare/Holly Black signing up in Portland. It was amazing! My friend and I got there 3 hours early and we still were about the 30th people there. I'm gonna guess at least 200 showed up in that tiny little section of Barnes and Noble.
Cassie and Holly both talked about lots of funny things (such as Cassandra finding Mr. Peanut sexy cause he has Robert Downey Jr.'s voice). They had the audience laughing the whole time. Also, the people in front of us named their baby Jace because both the father and the mother are huge MI fans. How cool is that?

A new rule was started by S&S about how you have to buy a book from each author AT THE SIGNING in order to get your books signed. Sooooo I rebought CoFA (but the one with Jace's letter in it. SWOON!) and now I get to do a giveaway!

One lucky person will win...
1 SIGNED copy of City of Fallen Angels
1 set of postcards (Izzy is trying to get Alec and Magnus to get married. They are HILARIOUS!)
Excerpt from Clockwork Prince/ excerpt of Black Heart by Holly Black
a purple Dream Worker bracelet

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Giveaway ends Friday April 22nd

My Book Boyfriend Wednesday

My book boyfriend is hosted by The Unread Reader

I was having a hard time thinking up someone to use for BBF that wasn't obvious, like Jace. So I'm going to be using Seth from the Georgina Kincaide series by Richelle Mead

He's a popular writer
Nerdy but adorable
The definition of a sweet guy
Has a pure soul
Incredibly understanding, almost to a fault
His writing is better than orgasms (whoa)
Fantastic in bed (haha had to add that one)

Who I imagine him looking like
I couldn't help but laugh the first time I saw a picture of John Green. He is exactly how I imagined Seth to look like. I had never even heard of John Green when I started reading this series.

If you had to describe how  you picture a writer to look, John Green is what I think most people would come up with.

"Well, that depends, I suppose. I heard someone once say that men dance the same way they have sex. So, if you want everyone here to think you're the kind of guy who just sits around and—"

He stood up. "Let's dance." (Succubus Blues)
"Sometimes you wake up from a dream. Sometimes you wake up in a dream. And sometimes, every once in a while, you wake up in someone else's dream. " (I'm pretty sure he said this!)


(Talking about Seth's book)
"I figured I could read more than five pages tonight since I'd been deprived for the last couple of days. When I finished the fifteenth, I discovered I was three pages from the next chapter. Might as well end with a clean break. After I was done, I sighed and leaned back, feeling decadent and spent. Pure bliss. Books were a lot less messy than orgasms."


"It’s important to keep up appearances with books,” I explained. “Image goes a long way in this business.”

He dared a look over at me, still nervous but steadily recovering his composure. “I go more for content.”

"Really?” I repositioned slightly so that we were touching again, the soft flannel of his shirt brushing my bare skin. “Because I could have sworn a moment ago you were pretty caught up in outside appearance.”

His eyes shifted down again, but I could see a smile curving his lips. “Well. Some things are so striking, they can’t help but draw attention to themselves.”

"And doesn’t that make you curious about what’s inside?”

"Mostly it makes me want to get you some advanced copies.”

Advanced copies? What did he—?

"Seth? Seth, where—ah, there you are.” Paige turned down our aisle, Doug following behind. She brightened when she saw me, and I felt my stomach sink out of me and hit the floor with a thud as I put two and two together. No. No. It couldn’t be—

"Ah, Georgina. I see you’ve already met Seth Mortensen."

Monday, April 11, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday-- books I want made into movies

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Ohhh this one is fun! I'm always excited when my favorite books get turned into movies, yet at the same time it's kinda scary. The whole question of who are they going to cast and are they going to screw it up is always a big deal. I don't want the movie to ruin the book.

1. You Wish by Mandy Hubbard:
This book was so cute. I think it would be hiliarious to watch all the past birthday wishes to come true in a movie. They could really do some fun stuff with it.

2. Just One Wish by Janette Rallison:
This would make a great chick flick. You get the hott guy, the love story, and the tear jerker all in one. Oh and it'd be funny. The movie could go all out when it comes to how Anika tries to meet Steve.

3. The Hollows by Kim Harrison:
This one would be a little hard for me to watch just because I have a very vivid image of how all the characters look like and how the church looks. It's the beauty of these books. So it would be weird seeing them turned into a movie, but the movie could be sooooo good!

4. Storm Born by Richelle Mead:
This one would just be cool imagery.

5. Nevermore by Kelley Creagh:
I could see Tim Burton doing this movie. It'd be pretty awesome.

6. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White:
I want to know how in the world they would do Lend! Plus I want them to cast Logan Lerman as Lend. You can never have too many Logan Lerman movies.

7. Paper Towns by John Green:
This one would be fun.

8. My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison
I think that all her books would make adorable movies. I can see them being a Disney movie. They would be one of those cute little family movies.

9. Iron King by Julie Kagawa:
Ohh I would love to see them make the Nevernever. It'd be like Alice In Wonderland all over again. I love seeing make believe worlds come to life. Then I'd beg to be an extra in this movie.

10. Clarity by Kim Harrington.
This would make a cool teen thriller movie.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Having a bookish problem

I find that I'm having an odd book problem. I fell madly in love with this cover...

I love this cover so much that I searched for about 25 minutes earlier online to see if I could find a poster of it anywhere (I couldn't find it, but if you know where I can find one, please tell me!!!). Well I've tried reading it twice now but I find myself not wanting to read it cause what if I don't like it? I'll be really upset if I don't like the book cause it might ruin my feelings about the cover.

I know, it's an odd problem. Anyone else ever had this problem? 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Hop and Follow Friday!

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee
This weeks question: Do you judge a book by it's cover?
My answer:
Yup, I sure do. The cover is really what draws your attention to the book in the first place if you are just wandering around a book store or the library. It's what's going to make me want to read the book or buy it, but not what makes me love the book. But I also believe that everyone judges a book buy it's cover and then judges the person getting the book by what they are reading. That's why people get all embarrassed to read romance books.

Review: City of Fallen Angels

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
published by McElderry Books
Genre: YA
series: Mortal Instruments #4
$19.99 (US hardback)
424 pages

What it's about:
The Mortal War is over, and Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She's training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And--most important of all--Clary  can finally call Jace her boyfriend.

But nothing comes without a price.

Someone is murdering the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine's Circle, provoking tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second bloody war. Clary's best friend, Simon, can't help her. His mother just found out that he's a vampire and now he's homeless. Everywhere he turns, someone wants him on their side--along with the power of the curse that's wrecking his life. And they're willing to do anything to get what they want. At the same time he's dating two beautiful, dangerous girls--neither of whom knows about the other.

When Jace begins to pull away from Clary without explaining why, she is forced to delve into the heart of a mystery whose solution reveals her worst nightmare: She herself has set in motion a terrible chain of events that could lead to her losing everything she loves. Even Jace.

My thoughts:
I'm not going to say much about this book because I think I will give something away. All I really have to say is that everyone should read this book! There is a character connection between CoFA and Clockwork Angels, and to fully understand what is going on, I would recommend reading CA first.

To me, this series is right up there with Harry Potter and Twilight. It's just something that everyone should ready.

My favorite spoiler free quotes from CoFA:
"You're just worried they'll hire a male instructor and he'll be hotter than you." Jace's eyebrows went up. "Hotter than me?"
"It could happen," Clary said. "You know, theoretically."
"Theoretically the planet could suddenly crack in half, leaving me on one side and you on the other side, forever and tragically parted, but I'm not worried about that, either. Some things," Jace said, with his customary crooked smile, "are just too unlikely to dwell upon."

"And second, keep in mind that you are a weapon. In theory, when you're done with training, you should be able to kick a hole in a wall or knock out a moose with a single punch."
"I would never hit a moose," said Clary. "They're endangered."

"I can't say my last trip here was much fun, but yes, I'm ready." She took his hand. "As long as we're together, I'm ready for anything."

"I am not a man. I have no male pride for you to trick me with, and I am not interested in single combat. That is entirely a weakness of your sex, not mine. I am a woman. I will use any weapon and all weapons to get what I want."

Movie interview with Suzanne Collins and Gary Ross

I was honestly really shocked by who they picked to play Peeta and Gale for the Hunger Games movie. Josh is actually really starting to grow on me as Peeta though. And I have a lot more faith in the movie after reading this article. I'm glad that Suzanne is involved this much in the movie making.

Anywho, here is the interview. Click here

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Review: Falling Under

Falling Under by Gwen Hayes
Published by New American Library
Genre: paranormal YA
$9.99 (US paperback)
324 pages

What it's about:
Theia Alderson has always led a sheltered life in the small California town of Serendipity Falls. But when a devastatingly handsome boy appears in the halls of her school, Theia knows she's seen Haden before- not around town, but in her dreams.

As the Haden of both the night and the day beckons her closer one moment and pushes her away the next, the only thing Theia knows for sure is that the incredible pull she feels towards him is stronger than her fear.

And when she discovers what Haden truly is, Theia's not sure if she wants to resist him, even if the cost is her soul

My thoughts:
You know how any YA paranormal book is now compared to Twilight and how it is annoying? Well this book honestly is like Twilight in every single way possible. There was even a Twilight reference in it. I recognized a few lines from Twilight that could have been taken directly from it and the love interest even calls Theia "lamb." *gag* It was so bad that I had to give up on the book for awhile. Start reading something else.

I don't know why it bothered me so much, but I really couldn't get over it. It colored my view of the book. Tainted it.

At first I was actually liking the book. I got pretty into it. It wasn't until all the Twilight references started popping up did the book start to go downhill for me. It was too much like a bunch of books I've read and not enough originality to the story. I just had a hard time caring about the characters. Besides the best friends. I liked them. I thought they were funny.

As for the love story, I didn't really get it. She was having creepy dreams about the guy and all the sudden she loves him? I get that people tend to like the guy who pays the most attention to them, but seriously? I really didn't feel it. Theia was acting way too fast on her emotions.

Overall, it wasn't a bad book, it just wasn't fantastic. I would have liked to have seen more originality to the story.

Was anyone else reminded of the Panic! At the Disco music video for I Write Sins, Not Tragedies?

My rating: 7/10

Monday, April 4, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the awesome people over at The Broke and the Bookish
This weeks top ten is: Top ten covers I'd like to redesign.

1. All the covers for the Vampire Academy books.
All these covers are so incredibly ugly. The girl on each cover is supposed to be Rose and she doesn't look anything the same on any of them and doesn't even look like Rose. Also, that Dimitri/Christian guy in this picture is wearing a pearl necklace. WTF??? Richelle, start demanding better covers!! All your covers suck!

2. Looking for Alaska by John Green
Could this cover be any more ugly? Seriously? A freaking candle being blown out? Granted I get the symbolisim there, but it's still boring. This book is too good to not have an amazing cover.

3. The Darkest Powers series by Kelley Armstrong
All of these books have practically the same cover and I don't like any of them. No reason, I just don't.

4. The Naughty List by Suzanne Young
Sorry Suzanne, you got screwed over when it came to these covers.

5. Catcher in the Rye:
For one of the best books out there, it has some seriously stupid covers.

6. All of Agatha Christie's books:
Her books are amazing and had really ugly covers for the first couple editions. Now they are finally going through and giving them better covers.

7. Fame, Glory, and other things on my to do list by Janette Rallison:
This one doesn't even need explaining.

8. Wuthering Heights:
I could rant for hours about how much I hated this book. Then they have to go and make THIS cover. Seriously? Why are you trying to trick all those twilight fans into reading this crap? They had to go and make it in twilight covers and put "Bella and Edward's favorite book!" on the freaking cover. Way to piggyback on the Twilight fame!

9. Clarity by Kim Harrington:
I just finished reading this book about an hour ago and fell madly in love with it. But the cover is kinda stupid. Too bad.

10. Will Grayson, Will Grayson:
It's so blah! Sadly, all of John Green's book covers suck.

Super excited for CoFA tomorrow!!

Who else is so excited for City of Fallen Angels tomorrow that they could piddle on the ground like a puppy? Figuratively speaking of course. Haha. I know I plan on skipping my classes tomorrow so I can stay home and read all day. Who really needs a college education when you can read all about Jace anyways ;)

^^ Me tomorrow right before I get my book

Boo to the Hunger Games cast!

Today both the cast picks for Gale and Peeta were released. Josh Hutcherson will be playing Peeta and Liam Hemsworth will be playing Gale. Jennifer lawrence was already cast as Katniss. Click here for the article.

Personally, I'm very disappointed in who they picked for both Peeta and Gale. I was hoping for Jeremey Sumpter as Peeta and Adam Gregory as Gale.

My Picks:

Actual Cast Picks:
What does everyone else think????
So I've been looking around at a lot of Hunger Games sites now that this news has been released. Some people are saying that Susanne herself got to pick out the cast. This almost never happens. The only other time I remember the author having an actual say in who played in her movies was JK Rowling and she still didn't have much say.

So in other words, does anyone know if Susanne actually got to pick out the cast? Cause I know she is writing the script. Maybe she does have a little more say in how her movie goes.