Friday, November 16, 2012

Review: Epic Force


Epic Force
By: Alexi Raymond
Release Date: October 4, 2012
Source: Kindle Store


Goodreads Synopsis:


Trinity has given up everything to reach her dreams as a professional wrestler in the national spotlight; even though it's breaking her heart to stay away from her trainer, Derek.

Derek knows the road Trinity is walking and wants to be there for her to see her succeed, but he wants so much more than that for them. 

After having a wrestler break her heart once, Trinity isn't willing to jump back into another wrestling-relationship. That doesn't stop her heart from pounding at the sight of Derek or her hands from trembling with their touch. 

Convinced she has to focus on her dreams, Trinity leaves the safety of home and wrestling federation,(Epic Force Wrestling), and heads out for the chance of a lifetime. The things she sees don't make her more sure of her goals, but they do make her sure of something else - she can't outrun her old wrestling school or the trainer that holds her heart in his hands.

Sometimes true love is an epic force all its own. -Goodreads-



My thoughts:



I remember the first text I got about this book, and how I should read it. How this book was like nothing that I have ever read before, and boy was it.  I am so glad I took the time to read it.  I am new to reading romance novels, so when the sex scenes came I didn't know what to expect.  But I will get to that...

The book is about a girl that wants to become a professional wrestler.  She would do anything to become one and that is exactly what she is doing. She has this pretty awesome roommate that reminds me a little of myself.... :)  She runs into some hiccups along the way but she comes out on top.  

The whole story was written very well.  I was very surprised on how well it was written, it is not like I thought the book was going to bad.  I just thought that is was also going to have some hiccups because it was written by a debut author, but boy was I wrong.  I would recommend this book to anyone.  The only thing I can complain about it that for someone that is not used to romance novels, and kind of knows the back story to the story, there was a lot of romance that went on.  I know what you are thinking.....Laci you read a romance novel.... Yes yes I know, but I just wasn't used to it.   I am not saying that the book was bad, I am saying that it was a shock to me.  


My rating:


I am giving this book a 4 out 5 stars. I really liked it.  It had everything a good book needs.  I could have done without the sex scenes, but that is just my personal preference.  I think that those scenes made the book what it is.  


:)



Epic Force Blog Tour!!



I am so excited to be apart of the Epic Force Blog Tour!!!  Please if you haven't done so already, take the time and read this book. You won't be disappointed!!!  You can read my review and you will understand!!!


When I was approached to be in the blog tour there was no question about it.  :) And I knew exactly who I wanted to interview....DAVE!!!! He really made the book what it was....LOL




Who is the Dave we should know?

How many Dave's do you know? EH - Doesn't matter. Once you've met me, I'm the ONLY Dave that matters. But you knew that. *winks*

Good point...
What are somethings you are trying to accomplish in wrestling?

Well, the goal is always the same for us wrestlers. Money. Women. Money. More Women. Partys. With women. You know, the usual stuff!

What are something you change about yourself?

What is there to change?! *looks over self* It's been working out pretty good so far, I think I'll keep me the way I am!

When and where is your next show?

Ah, ah, ah, little lady. YOU are married. I know this and will not be wrangled into your shenanagins! Anyway, I think Notre Dame has a game to lose the day of my next show, you wouldn't want to miss that would you?! 

And last question, every women is dying to know.... Boxers or briefs? 

COMMANDO.

Hey, I have something else to say. I hope that's ok, if it's not...well, I've already started talking sooo... But thanks for the interview. I mean, Derek is a good guy - one of my best friends - and Trinity is man, she's the most beautiful of all my brothers. And I know they had a rough start and everyone's real wrapped up in them but YOU chose to talk to me. And I appreciate that. It's pretty cool that someone who doesn't wrestle would be so interested in what I'm interested in, you know? Anyway. It's getting pretty cold over here in the midwest and well, question numero five kind of gives it away, but really - thanks for hanging out with me, we'll have to do it again sometime!

Anytime....believe me anytime....


Well there you have it.  I had so much fun and I think you know why I picked the best character in the book!!!! :)

Thanks for stopping by, until next time followers....


oh yeah one more thing....:)





Thursday, August 23, 2012

Review: Grace Doll


Grace Doll

Grace Doll
By:  Jennifer Laurens
Publisher: Grove Creek Publishing
Release Date: August 20th, 2012
Pages: 220
Source: Paperback received from publisher (Thank you!)



Goodreads Synopsis: 


Grace Doll had everything a girl could want: Fame. Fortune. Beauty.

Everything except, of course, her freedom. So when a powerful movie producer forces an experimental treatment on Grace--one that's purported to make beauty immortal--she stages her own death to escape him.

With the help of trusted friends, Grace slips into hiding. She's forever flawless, forever young and forever pursued by her past.

But when a stranger arrives on her doorstep, holding the key to a life she thought she'd left behind, Grace must decide between the safety she's known... and embracing the role she was born to play. 



My Thoughts: 



I really didn't know what to expect when I first heard about this book.  I really thought it was going to be something that I hated.  But boy was I wrong.  This book was more then a pretty cover and a story that makes you keeps going and wanting more.  It was a tale, a tale about a girls journey that makes her survive.  When I read the first couple chapters I was very thrown back with what was happening on the pages.  I didn't know that this was going to happen.  But then the remarkable happened.  She is given a second chance!  

You meet Grace Doll.  She has everything you think that you would want in a life.  Fame, Beauty, and money.  And best of all a man that can't keep his hands off of her.  But that is what is trapping her in this life.  The man that owns her, yes own her won't let her go.  He keeps her around for his needs and not hers.  

When this was all happening on the pages, I found myself yelling at the book for her just to get up and leave.  I mean that is what I would do.  I understand every situation is different, but I was really waiting for her to just pick up and leave.

But the book was a lot more then a tale about a girl that was kept against her will to please the man that owns her.  It was about being empowered.  It was about a girls journey from girl to women and her life.  It was beyond a good book.  I am so happy that I had the pleasure in being involved in the Blog tour for this amazing book.  Jennifer did an amazing job putting this very awkward world to life.  If all of her books are as great as this one, I need to find them all and read them right now!!!!!



My Rating: 


I am giving this book a 5 out 5 stars!!!!  Yes, it was really that good!

Monday, August 20, 2012

My life.....

Hello followers!

It has been forever!!!! Life has definitely been crazy the last couple of weeks.  Well  about 5 weeks ago my husband and I found out that we are EXPECTING!!! That is right, this crazy person is having a baby!!!!!

We think that my due date is March 5, 2013.  But we don't see my doctor a few more weeks so when I get a set in stone due date I will let everyone know. :)

We are so excited! I am definitely ready to start this new chapter of my life! So please bare with me because I am still getting sick most days.  :(  But I promise that I am back!!!!  :)

This week I will have some catch posts that never went through and some new posts!  So this week will be jam packed!

So thank you for being so patient with me and I hope that you all have a great week!!!!

Review: Seraphina

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Seraphina
By: Rachel Hartman
Publisher: DoubleDay Canada
Release Date: July 10, 2012
Pages: 467
Source:  Received from Publisher! (Thank  you!)



Goodreads Synopsis:

Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty's anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high.
Seraphina Dombegh has reason to fear both sides. An unusually gifted musician, she joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered—in suspiciously draconian fashion. Seraphina is drawn into the investigation, partnering with the captain of the Queen's Guard, the dangerously perceptive Prince Lucian Kiggs. While they begin to uncover hints of a sinister plot to destroy the peace, Seraphina struggles to protect her own secret, the secret behind her musical gift, one so terrible that its discovery could mean her very life.
In her exquisitely written fantasy debut, Rachel Hartman creates a rich, complex, and utterly original world. Seraphina's tortuous journey to self-acceptance is one readers will remember long after they've turned the final page.  -Goodreads-


My Thoughts:

I personally have never a book like this before.  but once I started it I could not put it down.  It was so worth everything and much much more.  I am definitely a kiss and swoon type of girl.  I didn't know what to expect with a fantasy novel.  I mean I never even read the Harry Potter books..... please do not hurt me.... :( But if all fantasy books are like this one, I want to read every one that I can get my hands on.  

This book had everything that I wanted and more.  It will be a book that I recommend to everyone that asks about a good fantasy book that deals with dragons!  I mean come on!!!  DRAGONS!!!! They are so in right now it  is not even funny.  

Do yourself a favor and go and buy this book.  I don't care if it is on Kindle, nook, or if you go to the store, but you need to go and read this amazing story!  Rachel Hartman really does an amazing job.


My Rating: 


I am giving this book 4 out 5 stars!!!!


Oh but wait there is more!!! :)






Thursday, July 12, 2012

Review: The Dirt

the dirt

 

 

The Dirt

By: Lori Culwell

Publisher: Booktrope Editions

Pages: 205

Release Date: November 22, 2011

Source: Book given by Publisher! (Thank you)

 

 

Goodreads Synopsis:

 

Lucy Whitley cannot wait to get out of Palm Desert. It’s not a place for a frizzy-haired science nerd, particularly when her fashion-obsessed older sister Sloane is the head of a clique of pretty girls who rule the school—and practically the whole town.Fortunately, life is about to change forever. Lucy’s dad is getting re-married, and then she can transfer to a boarding school in Connecticut, escaping all the mean girls and the endless whispers about the Whitley family scandal. Everything is going to be perfect—as long as the wedding goes smoothly. –Goodreads-

 

My Thoughts:

 

When I think of snobby rich kids, I think of this family.  You have one that has it all, you have one that is just there, and you have one that is funny.  This is usually how it goes.  And I am really glad that this book stayed with the normal take on a rich family.  It kept the book interesting. 

You meet Lucy.  Lucy is about to have it all! The mom that she never had, the school that she always wanted, and the vacation of a life time!!!  But that is all about to be ruined because her long lost sister just walked in the door at her father’s second wedding claiming that his wife is still alive.  I don’t know how I would feel about this.  I mean if the love of my life ran away and never came back and then sent my long lost daughter walks in the door, I think I might be a little more then upset…. is he…. NO!!  He wants to pick up where they left off.  He makes the family go on vacation hiking instead of a family vacation in Paris! And that is where it really starts to go down hill.

I think Lori did such a great job telling a story that kept me wanting more.  I loved every minute of this story.  I felt like the characters grew along with the story.  When that happens, it really makes a story great! It was everything I expected and more!!!

 

My Rating:

 

I am giving this book a 4 out 5 stars!

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday {18}

waiting on wed

 

 

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme that allows you to tell everyone what books that we can not wait to read!!!

 

 

 

This waiting on Wednesday is going to very short and sweet!!!

 

I WANT TO READ UNRAVEL ME!!!!

unravel me

If you have this and you want to be my best friend in the world, please contact me!!!!

:)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tune in Tuesday {44}

TuneInTuesday-MyTeenYears

 

My teen years!!!!  I love them just as much as I love this meme!!! Have you guys meet Ginger?!?!?! She is kind of amazing!! Go to her BLOG and find out everything you can about her and her memes!

 

So I first heard that this month was going to MY TEEN YEARS edition I screamed with excitement!!!  I grew up during a time that had some really great music and other fun things!!  Last week I started the month off with a bang and showcased THE BACKSTREET BOYS!!!

Backstreet Boys 02 

:)

This week I am going to discuss my other band love with you.  Everybody….

 

The Spice Girls!

Not only do I love their music, I also love the movie!!!!

 

Yes, I do own the movie…. :)

 

What is your Tune in Tuesday????

Monday, July 9, 2012

Review: Monument 14

 

monument 14

 

 

Monument 14

By: Emmy Laybourne

Publisher: Feiwel and Friends

Release Date: June 5, 2012

Source: ARC from Publisher (Thank you :))

 

 

 

Goodreads Synopsis:

Your mother hollers that you’re going to miss the bus. She can see it coming down the street. You don’t stop and hug her and tell her you love her. You don’t thank her for being a good, kind, patient mother. Of course not—you launch yourself down the stairs and make a run for the corner.
Only, if it’s the last time you’ll ever see your mother, you sort of start to wish you’d stopped and did those things. Maybe even missed the bus.
But the bus was barreling down our street, so I ran.
Fourteen kids. One superstore. A million things that go wrong.
In Emmy Laybourne’s action-packed debut novel, six high school kids (some popular, some not), two eighth graders (one a tech genius), and six little kids trapped together in a chain superstore build a refuge for themselves inside. While outside, a series of escalating disasters, beginning with a monster hailstorm and ending with a chemical weapons spill, seems to be tearing the world—as they know it—apart.             –
Goodreads-

 

My Thoughts:

Imagine yourself on your way to school, and the world starts to end.  You run to seek shelter and the nearest thing is a superstore.  So you run into there and now you are trapped.  You have no where to go.  But you can survive for months there, would  you leave.  That is the question that I asked myself while reading this book.  If I had no worries in the world other than am I going to survive through the night, would I leave the one place that provides me with food, water, and shelter????  Probably not.  But that was not the case in this story.

In this story, you meet a group of kids that are on their way to school in the bus.  While on the bus a hail storm starts to happen.  I know what you are thinking, come on its just a hail storm.  But in this story, this hail storm is really bad and they can’t drive in it.  So one of the buses decides to run into the local superstore for cover.  But then after a little while the bus driver goes back to save the people on the other bus.  Once everyone was in the building, the driver decides that she is going to try and get help.  So she leaves.  At this point in the book, I was like really….you are just going to leave 14 kids all by themselves so that you can see if you can find help.  I knew where this was going.  At this point, the story reminded a lot of Lord of the Flies.  I was just waiting for them to split into their own teams and try to kill each other.  But boy was I wrong.  This book  was so much better then I thought it was going to be.  I was really surprised with what the out come was in this book.  But I would have to tell you, if I was ever stuck in a place like Target for a really long time I think I might be in heaven. :) 

This book has everything that I good dystopian needs. In my world, a good dystopian needs a great story line. A story that keeps you wanting more. A story line that keeps the pages turning. And Emmy Laybourne did just that!!! I seriously can’t wait for the second book to come out! I am not going to lie, when I finished this book I was like, “ YOU REALLY CAN NOT END A BOOK LIKE THAT!!!”  I think I threw the book across the room and cursed a little….oops… But a book that makes you do that deserves to be titled a great book and that is exactly what it is!!!!

 

My Rating:

I am giving this book 5 out 5 stars!!  It is that good, that you need to read it now!!!  Go! Leave! What just go to amazon!!! Here let me help you: http://www.amazon.com/Monument-14-ebook/dp/B00779RMJY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1341799441&sr=8-3&keywords=monument+14

GO BUY IT!!! :)

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Seraphina Book Trailer!!

 

So as my duty of being a Ambuzzador, which I love, I am going to tell you more about this awesome book that I am reading right now!!! 

Seraphina By: Rachel Hartman!!!

Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty's anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high.
Seraphina Dombegh has reason to fear both sides. An unusually gifted musician, she joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered—in suspiciously draconian fashion. Seraphina is drawn into the investigation, partnering with the captain of the Queen's Guard, the dangerously perceptive Prince Lucian Kiggs. While they begin to uncover hints of a sinister plot to destroy the peace, Seraphina struggles to protect her own secret, the secret behind her musical gift, one so terrible that its discovery could mean her very life.
In her exquisitely written fantasy debut, Rachel Hartman creates a rich, complex, and utterly original world. Seraphina's tortuous journey to self-acceptance is one readers will remember long after they've turned the final page. –Goodreads-

 

I <3 this!!!

And now for the trailer… enjoy!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Random Buzzer Summer Ambuzzador!!!!

 

With the summer started, I can’t wait to get in my huge stack of books and dive right in.  But not only am I reading for my own enjoyment, I have the great please of being a Random Buzzer Summer Ambuzzador!!!! :)  I bet you are asking yourself, what exactly is a Random Buzzer Summer Ambuzzador…  Well there is this awesome website called Random Buzzers and it is a website that allows you connect with other bookish people and show your love of books.  I personally love this website.  They have so many great things happening all the time.  Well awhile back ago, I entered to be a Ambuzzador through the website and guess what….I WON!!!

I was so excited to be able to help the The group at Random Buzzers to allow me the honor of being a Random Buzzer Summer Ambuzzador!!!

With being a Ambuzzador you are given some pretty awesome swag!! I will be reading:

SERAPHINA by: Rachel Hartman!!!!

seraphina

 I am seriously so excited to dive right into this book!!!  I think it is something that I am going to love! Look out for the review and a giveaway very soon!

But not only did I get the book, I got an whole awesome kit!!!

kit

The kit included a finished copy of the book, an ARC, a letter from Random Buzzers, a letter from Rachel Hartman, postcards, business cards, and pens!!!  I <3 swag!!! 

Well I am so excited to join in on the summer reading fun.  And I am so glad to be able to be an Ambuzzador!!!  Thank you Random Buzzers for the awesome opportunity!!!! :)

TGIF at GReads! {17}


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TGIF at GReads is a weekly meme were you answer a question that Ginger at GReads asks.  This is one of my favorite memes of all time!

 

 

 

Friday, July 6th - Comfort Reads: Which books do you go to for comfort & familiarity?  Is there a type of book you seek out when you're needing that extra bit of comfort in your life?

There are a lot of books that I read that are my comfort books.  I guess it is not really a certain book versus a certain genre.  If I am down and I need a book to bring a smile on my face, I always go.  I always go and pick up a contemporary.  These books are the books that help bring me out of a slump and bring a smile on my face. 

Some of the my go to kind of books are:

its not summer without youaudrey waitpretty amy  

the selectionunbreak my heart

Just to name a few… :)

These books bring back to a time when things were a lot simpler.  A time when you just wanted him to look at you.  Or you just wanted life to go by so you could live your life.  This is why these books are amazing and keep you wanting more.

 

Well have a great Friday and a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tune in Tuesday {43}

TuneInTuesday-MyTeenYears

What do you remember about your teenage years? The people you hung out with… your first kiss… your first prom…  Well for me, I remember the music.  I grew in the 90’s and I think I grew up in the best decade of them all!!!
So this week I am going to start this month of TEEN YEARS off right with one of the best bands ever!!!

Ladies and Gents….

BACKSTREET BOYS!!!




 

 

 
 
I <3 them….
 
 
What is your tune in Tuesday!?!?!


Monday, July 2, 2012

Hello, It has been way too long….

 

Hello everyone!  I hope everyone is having a great summer!  I am trying to play catch up from the week that I took off about 2 weeks ago.  I took a week off to spend some much needed time away.  It was amazing!!! 

I not only just took a week to myself, I was in a wedding for one of my very best friends!!!

 

wedding

So I had a REALLY GREAT VACATION!!  But because I took that week of no blogging and what not, I am so far behind! Sad smile So this post to announce the winners of my ARMCHAIR BEA giveaways.

 

My first giveaway is a signed copy of Silence by Becca Fritzpatrick!  And the winner is….

 Lacey Thach from Cerritos CA!!!

And the winner of the Random ARC is…

Lisa McGeen from Oxford, MI!!!!

Congratulations to both of the winners and I will let you know if anything changes and I have to pick another winner!!!

I hope everyone has a great 4th of July!! 

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Review: The Eleventh Plague


The Eleventh Plague






The Eleventh Plague

By: Jeff Hirsch
Narrator: Dan Bittner
Publisher: Scholastic Audiobooks
Release Date: September 1, 2011
Source: audiobookssync.com

















Goodreads Synopsis:

In an America devastated by war and plague, the only way to survive is to keep moving.


In the aftermath of a war, America's landscape has been
ravaged and two-thirds of the population left dead from
a vicious strain of influenza. Fifteen-year-old Stephen
Quinn and his family were among the few that survived
and became salvagers, roaming the country in search of
material to trade for food and other items essential for
survival. But when Stephen's grandfather dies and his
father falls into a coma after an accident, Stephen finds
his way to Settler's Landing, a community that seems too
good to be true, where there are real houses, barbecues,
a school, and even baseball games. Then Stephen meets
strong, defiant, mischievous Jenny, who refuses to
accept things as they are.


My Thoughts:

This was my very first audio book that I made it a hundred percent through.  I have tried many others, but I just couldn’t get into the ones.  But then about a month ago a girl that I follow on Twitter tweeted about a website that was giving away free audio books during the summer months. So I was like well why not…  And boy am I glad that I gave it a chance.  This is probably one the best books to get you into listening to audiobooks. 
You meet Stephen and he is living the life that we all thought would never happen.  The would have practically ended and they don’t know where there next meal is coming from.  I think that would be the worst thing about living in a world like this.  I know some people right now are living like this, but I could not be able to live like this.  Sad smile
But then he is forced to live in a settlement that is trying to make their lives like the lives that they once knew.  They go to school, hang out with friends, and even play baseball.  You would think they had it made.  But then reality strikes and life is back where they knew it would, The Eleventh Plague.
Please do yourself a favor.  Go and get this audiobook.  It was so awesome.  The narrator did a great job with the whole story.  I truly loved every minute of it.

My Rating:


I am giving this audiobook 4 out 5 stars!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Review: Don’t you wish



dont you wish

 


 

Don’t you wish 
 
 
By: Roxanne St. Clarie
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: July 10, 2012
Pages: 368
Source: ARC given from Publisher! (Thank you!!)
 
 
 
 
 
Goodreads Synopsis:
 
 

When plain and unpopular Annie Nutter gets zapped by one of her dad's whacked-out inventions, she lands in a parallel universe where her life becomes picture-perfect. Now she's Ayla Monroe, daughter of the same mother but a different father—and she's the gorgeous, rich queen bee of her high school.
In this universe, Ayla lives in glitzy Miami instead of dreary Pittsburgh and has beaucoup bucks, courtesy of her billionaire—if usually absent—father. Her friends hit the clubs, party backstage at concerts, and take risks that are exhilirating . . . and illegal. Here she's got a date to lose her V-card with the hottest guy she's ever seen.
But on the inside, Ayla is still Annie.


So when she's offered the chance to leave the dream life and head home to Pittsburgh, will she take it?


The choice isn't as simple as you think.

 

 

My Thoughts:

 

When I first read the blurb for this book I thought to myself that I would really like something like this.  So I did the same thing that I normally do,  I put it on my shelf and didn’t pick it up until now.  And I am so sorry that I never read it before.  It was definitely one of the best books I have read. 

You meet Annie.  Annie  is the normal girl at school.  Other then the way she looks, she reminded me a lot of myself how my high school was when it came to how people were there.  High school can be very hard and sometimes people do not know how to deal with it.  I personally didn’t have to do deal with it because I had some of the world’s greatest friends during my four years there.  And yes, I am still friends with them today!  But that is not what you are here to read about….lol…..sorry!  Anyway Annie’s mom goes through a spill where she is kind of regretting the decisions that she has made.  So she is trying to talk her mom out of it when her father actually invents something that really works.  But that is not the only thing that happens because of this miracle machine.  Annie is sucked into a different dimension  where she is the living the life that her mom regretted letting go.  What would you do if you were able to live a life that gave you everything? 

This book was so good!  I think that everyone should HAVE to read this book.   It was a definite page turner.  And a book that I will always have on my shelf.   I think I may gift this book to anyone that thinks that the grass is greener on the other side.  Because it may not always be that way.

 

My Rating:

 

I am giving this book 5 out 5 stars! 

 
 
 

 

 

 



Monday, June 11, 2012

Review: Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone


 
    
 
 
Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone
 
By: Kat Rosenfield
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Release Date: July 15, 2012
Pages: 277
Source: Borrowed the ARC from www.thereadinghousewives.com (Thank you!)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Goodreads Synopsis:
 
An arresting un-coming-of-age story, from a breathtaking talent,
 

Becca has always longed to break free from her small, backwater hometown. But the discovery of an unidentified dead girl on the side of a dirt road sends the town--and Becca--into a tailspin. Unable to make sense of the violence of the outside world creeping into her backyard, Becca finds herself retreating inward, paralyzed from moving forward for the first time in her life.
Short chapters detailing the last days of Amelia Anne Richardson's life are intercut with Becca's own summer as the parallel stories of two young women struggling with self-identity and relationships on the edge twist the reader closer and closer to the truth about Amelia's death.
 
 
 
 My Thoughts:
 
 
When I first saw this book, I could not get enough of the cover!!!!  As many of you know, I am a sucker for covers!!!  And this one made me think about this book for weeks before I was able to get my hands on it. 
 
A good friend of mine wanted to borrow a couple books and in exchange I was able to borrow this book.  And it was everything that I thought it would be.  Now I am not going to lie, at first I didn’t know what was going on.  I thought that the first couple chapters were very confusing.  So I took a little time away from the book and then came back and finished it.  The book was more then I thought it would ever be.  The book was beyond my expectations.  I really think that everyone should read this book because it tells a story that is not normally told.  A story that makes you want more, a story that makes you  feel the sorrow that the characters are feeling. 
 
The book was an easy read once I got past the part of the book that was very confusing.  The story just came naturally.  It made you want more.  It made you want to make sure that justice was going to happen for poor Amelia Anne.
 
If you want a book that keeps you guessing, is sad, and amazing all wrapped up into one this book is definitely for you.  You will not be sorry for reading this book!!!!
 
 
 My Rating:
 
 
I am giving this book 4 out 5 stars!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


 
 

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Armchair BEA Day 4!!! Beyond the Blog!



Beyond the blog.....What is beyond the blog you ask???  Well not a whole lot much.  I do not write.  I do not have that creative spark in me.  I do help my local library with the summer reading programs and help with book recommendations.  And that is about it.  I know....so exciting!!! LOL I have met some really great people along the way. From other bloggers to publishers. I love where my life is and where it is going. But blogging is all I am going to do for the time being. 

I would love to be move involve but, I am not that type of person.  I don't know where I would even begin.  Some things come naturally and I am totally not that person!  So I will leave it to the professionals.  


So I guess if you have any information for things that I can do to go beyond the blog, please let me know in the comment section!!!!! 


:)



So I guess that I am going to host another giveaway!!!!






Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Armchair BEA day 3! Networking!

   Where do I even begin with networking. It is one of the single most important things that you can do for your blog. You NEED to get your blog there for people to see.  I remember the first time I started my Twitter account.  I was very hesitant about using it.  I didn't know what it was or what you did with it. I also didn't know how so many people love it, boy do I understand now.  I don't know how I lived without Twitter before.  I am on it as mush as I can through the day and I am pretty much on it all night. It is my life and I love it!!!! :) If you want to help get more traffic on your blog, your best bet is to get on Twitter and start tweeting about your blog! It really does help.  But you need to remember, that you should be just enjoying this experience.  Take it in one day at a time. :)

   I have met some of the greatest bloggers through Twitter.  They are always there if you need anything and that is why this is one of the best communities to be apart of.  They are there with opening arms and big smiles.  How awesome is that!  That makes you feel that people care.  And these people care!

   I want to personal thank every Blogger that has been there for me this past year. You are amazing and you will always hold a special piece in my heart! So thank you! :)

My Twitter is lovepassionbook! Come follow me and I will follow you!!!!!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tune in Tuesday {42}



Hello friends!!! I can't believe that we are in June already!!!  Where has this year gone????  This year better fly by because next year is going pretty epic!  And I seriously can not wait!!!! :)


But first we have to get through June, and then July, and then the rest of 2012...we can do this! :)


This week I want to show you the band that I am planning on go to see in concert very shortly!!!             *jumps for joy!*







I <3 this song!!! :)





Armchair BEA!!! Day 2: Giveaways!!!!



It is day 2!!!  I know many of the my friends are sitting in New York City and enjoying their time at BEA.  And boy am I jealous....I am not going to lie... I wish I was there, but because I can't I am here doing Armchair BEA!!!  And today's post is all about GIVEAWAYS!!!



I love giveaways!!!  They are the best.  I remember when I was just becoming a blog and I won my first giveaway.  I won 13 reasons why by Jay Asher.  And because of this I wanted to continue to blog.  I wanted to keep going and never stop.  And now look at me. :)  I don't know if I would be where I am today if it wasn't for that very first giveaway I won.  I want to pass on that feeling to someone else.  Maybe there is a new blogger out there that is just waiting for that moral support of winning a free book to keep them going.    I want to help with that.


So I am giving away a SIGNED copy of ....


Silence By: Becca Fitzpatrick!





I had the pleasure to go to the Silence tour at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville, Illinois!  And it was beyond fun!  I had one the greatest times there!  So I hope to pass along just something to one of you!!!



Good Luck!!! :)




Monday, June 4, 2012

Armchair BEA!! Day 1: Interview



Happy Monday!!!  Well I have my jealous pants on because everyone is at BEA and I am here working....ugh.  Well next year it is on!!!  :)  But because I am not going I decided to participate Armchair BEA!  So bare with me while I figure out this whole thing!!! :)




Day 1: INTERVIEW YOURSELF!










Well this should be fun!  I really do like to talk about myself and my blog!!! :) It's my baby....like my real baby Serenity!  Serenity came into my Husband and I's life in April and we love her more and more everyday!  She is definitely part of the family and is home to stay!









Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?






My name is Laci and I am the creator and reviewer for BLOG-O-RAMA!!  I currently live in Northwestern Indiana.  I am originally from South Bend Indiana (GO IRISH)!  My husband and I just recently moved to this area! I am a preschool teacher by day and a book blogger by night!  I surround my life with books and I love it!  



I usually only blog about Young Adult books.  I read and review this type of books because these book take me back to a time when everything seemed so calm.  You didn't have to worry about bills or groceries or a budget.  The biggest worry you have when you are in high school is if you were going on a date this weekend or what color prom dress you are going to wear.  

I have been blogging for about a year and a half now. I love every minute of it!  I usually have one post a day but this week multiple posts are going to go up!  :)  I am going to be a great blogger this week!!!  





I have meant some of really great people while blogging!  I really do not know where my life would be if I hadn't started blogging.  You are really part of a family.  A family of people that understand your craziness over one character, or your craziness over a book coming out.  I don't know who I would be if I wouldn't have met these people! :)



Why did I get into blogging....Well I actually always had the blog because I had this great idea of starting a book club.  I love the idea  of sitting with friends and talking about a book.  Books are some of the best things to talk about!  But I know how some peoples lives are, they can be really crazy.  So I started a book club where we met on a forum and we talked about the book on our own time during that month.  Well to make a long story short, it feel through... LOL!  And I kind of let the blog go for awhile. 

Then a friend approached me about starting a blog to review books.  I thought about and I was like, well I already have a blog why not.... And the rest is history. :)  



What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012?



I am currently reading:


Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone

It is a great book so far.  I will probably have the review up this week!  :)



Some of the best books I have read this year....wow where do I begin??


Pretty AmyStarters (Starters, #1)The Selection Insurgent (Divergent, #2)

    Unbreak My HeartPandemonium (Delirium, #2)Embrace (Embrace, #1)Legend (Legend, #1)

Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)Everneath (Everneath, #1)Dead to You


Just to name a few...;)



Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.


One thing that people might know about me that is non-book related....


I AM A DIE HEART NOTRE DAME FAN!!!!





I went there for school and I loved every minute of it!  I had season tickets for football and it is definitely an experience that I will never forget!





Where do you see your blog in five years?


Hopefully my blog will be bigger in 5 years!  I don't see me stop blogging anytime soon.  I love every minute of it.  Some people come home have a glass of wine to calm down after a long day.  I come home and get a glass of wine and blog....lol! 

Hopefully I will have more followers and more traffic.  I know that that should not be the reason to blog. But the way that I look at it is that if that happens, that means people are reading what I am writing about these books that I love.  And that makes me happy! :)



What is your favorite part about the book blogging community? Is there anything that you would like to see change in the coming years?


My favorite thing about the book blogging community is that it is a community.  There are some people that will be there for you for everything!  If you have a question that answer it no questions asked.  And I think that is why I love it so much!  I feel like these people do not judge you.  They are there for the books and only the books.  





But there are some things that I would like to change about the community.  I would like people to just chill out.  Sometimes people think of this as life or death and guess what...its not.   Take this as an experience that you will never forget!  





Just recently a bad thing happened in the blogging world between two different blogs and I think it was ridiculous.  Some people just want their 15 minutes of fame.  And I honestly believe that is what happened here.  Some people just need to grow up....



Well that is day one!!!!  That was really fun!  I really can't wait for day 2! Perpare yourself for epic giveaways!!!! :)