Sunday, February 3, 2013

Rainbows and Unicorns

Life hasn't been all rainbows and unicorn for the past months. It's the "hell quarter". It's time for the big push. It's my second chance to start over.

Schoolwork has consumed me. Writing and blogging has taken a back seat this year. Soon, I'll plaster them to my windshield and drive like the devil. That would make me happy.

I just have to make a big step first. Before that comes the little steps. For now, I'm reestablishing myself on twitter. I'm getting caught up on some 2012 reads. I'm talking to some authors. More writers. And opening myself to Orlando teens. Next, I'll have to decide whether or not to start over from scratch or to join another established blog. I'd love to make something my own, but I'm just not sure I have the time or patience to do it. Still, I'm excited to draw in readers to my posts again.

Once I break out of this quarter, I'll write and draw something for reasons only I can understand. It's a goal and I aim to achieve it.

Monday, August 13, 2012

A New Chapter

I'm starting something new. We'll see how this goes.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Mara Dyer doesn't think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.

There is.

She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.

She's wrong.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer hits stores everywhere 9.27.11. Pre-order your copy here. Download the widget here. Enter to win an Advanced Reader’s Copy here.

Who can't wait for the release?!?!

Ooh! Ooh, pick me. Pick me! I've been wanting to get my hands on this since I first saw the awesome cover. The reviews all rock although I've been reluctant to read them so I won't spoil it for me. This book is my most anticipated fall release.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Summer Fun in the not-so Loving Sun

Umm...I am practically burnt to a crisp, thanks to my vacation to Texas where I promised myself I would finish Delirium. Turns out being kicked, puked on, and attacked by two very strong kids doesn't make it easy to read. I did manage to finish Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater, which I am incredibly happy about because I received Forever as a gift and I can't wait to start. So, expect both reviews soon, especially now that I have locked myself indoors to recover from my "tan".

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Divergent by Veronica Roth: Review

Divergent By Veronica Roth
Published: May 3rd

Where to buy: Amazon, Barnes and Noble
In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

If you’ve read any YA book blogs in the last three months or so, you’ve probably seen a stunning review of Veronica Roth’s debut: Divergent. Trust me, Divergent is so worth all the hype. I screamed like a maniac when I got my signed copy from a friend. Definitely on the top 5 of my favorite dystopian books of all time.

It was sort of like a combo of Uglies by Scott Westerfeld and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, but don’t worry, it was completely original.  Beatrice, the main character must chose a faction to devote her life to, but choosing isn’t always easy. Factions include Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Erudite. She’s dangerous. She’s different. And she’s Divergent!

*spoilers* I am warning you aren’t I?
She chose Dauntless! This shocks everyone, even herself. Her family is torn about this because her brother has also chosen a different faction. Being Dauntless isn’t easy and not everyone can make the initiation especially competing against the Dauntless-born for the top ten rankings. It’s even worse when everyone considers her a Stiff because of her old faction. But, Tris is determined to prove them that she has what it takes. She makes a few friends, but also manages to make a few enemies; all ready to do whatever it takes to be on top.

I love Tris and her character. Doesn’t the book world need more butt-kicking girls? I understand her and she’s easy to relate to, given her situation. Plus the romance is so cute! I won’t tell you who, but I love him. Drool-worthy! She also uncovers more secrets about herself and her faction because everything is not as it seems. I didn’t really like how it ended but I am eagerly waiting to read Insurgent, the next book in the trilogy. Divergent was not what I expected. No, it was so much more and I couldn’t help but run into surprises everywhere I went. And managed to reread it three times before I bought another copy so no one else could ruin my signed one. Trust me; pick up a copy of Divergent, you won’t regret it.

My rating: 5 stars!
Up next: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New Books!

I recently got my hands on Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater from my local library and I am so excited to start reading since I wanna join in on the hype for Forever. Don't worry, my reviews for Divergent and Delirium will come soon. Now off to read...

Sunday, June 5, 2011

My first post!

Wow! I've been wanting to do this for so long!
I've been reading blogs since the beginning of this year. I love them! Now I want to be part of the experience. I'm looking forward to blogging and what my followers have to say. Hi guys! Thanks for following.
Hopefully I can post a couple times a week even while I'm still in school. I plan to participate in memes after I've established myself and write some reviews.
Come back soon, 'cause I'll be posting reviews of Divergent by Veronica Roth and Delirium by Lauren Oliver.

Reading till I start Bleeding and Blogging By the Book.