New Blog!

Hey everyone! I’ve decided to make a new blog. Which means I won’t be using this one anymore. You can go follow my new one at reviewingwhatimreading.blogspot.com

Thanks!

Giveaway!! Not mine though :(

Oh gosh, I have not been here in so long! I miss it. I promise I’ll be back soon, just having computer problems. BUT I am here to blog about this wonderful contest I heard about. Its a giveaway of Forever and Hades. I’m so excited! I hope I win. Wish me luck? :D  Heres the link: http://www.carolinavaldezmiller.com/2011/07/win-arcs-of-forever-by-maggie.html

Go check it out!!

Recently Read–Night Star

With Roman gone, Haven seeks her revenge on Ever and Jude. Haven targets Ever by trying to turn her against Damen. This doesn’t work until Ever finds secrets of Damen’s past, causing her to grow closer to Jude. Haven, addicted to the elixir, is desperate for any she can get, while Ever is desperate to get the antidote. They come to a compromise, but when Haven goes back on her word, things become deadly.

What I love about series is that while each book has its own climax, the series itself also has a climax. I think that Night Star is the climax of the Immortals series. There was tons of action, and kept me wanting more after each page. I cannot wait until the next book, Everlasting.

Everlasting by Alyson Noel–June 7, 2011

Blog Tour — Eagleton Coven: Amaretto Flame

Hey there Jackson, thanks for joining me today on this blog tour :) I’m Izzie and I will be interviewing you. So, here it goes!!

How long have you worked at Stallott’s?

Since I’ve been old enough to drink. ;-) I started playing music and got better feedback than I thought. When people actually started coming out to hear me play, Bob (the owner) didn’t want to let me go! Ha!
What made you start playing guitar/writing music?
I’ve always had a hard time telling people how I feel face to face. When I was young, I would get mad or excited and I’d write it down. As a teenager, I got into music big time. I found a lot of songs that seemed to express certain feelings I had. The combination of writing and music just went hand in hand. I bought my first guitar at 14 and I’ve been playing ever since.

When Olivia first walked in, what was your initial thought?
I only saw her for a split second the first time she came into Stallott’s. The first actual meeting happened when I took her the uniform. There were no real thoughts at that moment; only feelings and impressions. I took it all in; gray eyes like liquid smoke that looked at me suspiciously, ribbons of hair like black fire, lips of the palest pink. I just wanted to be close to her.

Has she inspired any songs?
A song can be inspired by just about anything; the shadows on the face of a homeless man, a smile across the room, the way a guy holds his girl as they dance. Every single person I come across is worthy of a song, so you can imagine how inspired I am by Slayer…she who has such an enormous hold on me.
What’s up with your “ceremony” before shows?
Oh. *smiles* You should never drink alone.

Did you really enjoy The Drop? Or just showing off for Olivia? ;)
To be honest, I wasn’t concentrating too much on the ride itself. I enjoyed watching her enjoy it. Her squeals of delight, laughter, the way she gripped my hand like she’d never let go.
What makes her so special from all the other girls you’ve been with?
Easy. She’s the one who took my heart. I can’t tell you why it was her and not one of the girls from the past. It just was.
Could you tell she was a Wise One when you first met her?
I could tell there was something different. It wasn’t until the day of the carnival that I suspected something was VERY different.
Any plans for the future?
I’m not sure what to expect from the future, but I know what I want. There is a song that I want to have stuck in my head from now … until. My biggest goal at present is to keep it there; to hang on to the melody and to cherish the words.
What can you tell us about #ECAF2?
*Grins* I will definitely keep you updated on that. ;-)

Thanks Jackson!! :D

Remember: If you visit and comment on every stop in the tour, you could win a big ending prize! Woohoo. Here are the previous and future stops:

May 1 – Tattooed Books – Character Guest Post *BLOG TOUR KICKOFF*  
May 2YABound  – Character Interview with Everett
May 3Ramblings of a Teenage Bookworm – Character Guest Post + Character Interview
May 4I Just Wanna Sit Here and Read – Review and Character Interview
May 5 Jagged Edge – Guest Post and Giveaway
May 6 Diary of a Bookworm – Review and Giveaway
May 7Dark Readers – Review and Giveaway
May 8Kayleigh M. Books – Review
May 9Wicked Awesome Books – Review
May 10Aine’s Realm – Review
May 11Izzie Vandero – Character Interview
May 12A Life Bound by Books – Character Guest Post
May 13Pagan Culture – Fiction Journeying and Giveaway
May 14 –I Heart YA Books – Blog Tour Wrap Up!

Recently Read–Dark Flame

Now that Ever’s misguided friend, Haven, has accumulated extreme power and gone to the “Dark Side”, Ever is that much more powerless against Roman. Desperate to get the antidote to the antidote, Ever dips into the dark magic of the Book of Shadows, accidentally attaching herself to Roman, her biggest enemy. Ever only has her eyes set on him, pushing everyone else away from her, literally becoming a monster. But with the help of her friends, Ever is able to get close to Roman, almost getting the antidote. That is, until Jude, acting before thinking, ends all of Ever’s hopes of being with her soul mate, Damen.

This is the worst part of reviewing books: giving criticism. I honestly think this addition was a little…blah compared to the others. Don’t get me wrong, it was a really good book. It just seemed to be a flat point in the series. Still, I would definitely recommend this to anyone interested in young adult paranormal romances.

Everlasting- 6th installment in the Immortals series-  available June 7

Recently Read–Shadowland

Now that the summer is coming near, the only thing Ever wants is to be with her immortal boyfriend, Damen. But, knowing that’s impossible, thanks to Roman, she goes to Mystics & Moonbeams hoping to find help. What she finds, however, is that the stores owner, Lina, is on vacation. Her grandson, Jude, is now taking care of the store. Jude, a psychic who can see spirits, even those who have crossed over, strikes a strange resemblance to someone from Ever’s past. With Lina gone, and Jude being of little help, Ever finds the Book of Shadows, which can’t even be deciphered since it’s written in code. Roman, the cause of Ever’s desperation, isn’t done yet though. He decides to target Haven next, making Ever make a choice she will surely regret.

I think this third installation in the Immortals series definitly got things moving along. I couldn’t let go of this book, ready for hours on end until it was finished. I appreciate how Alyson Noel makes it seem as if I actually know the characters.

P.S. I freaked out when Alyson Noel RT’ed my tweet about her new, upcoming book, Everlasting-coming June 7. Can’t wait!!!

Recently Read–Blue Moon

Now that Ever and Damen have finally found each other, things are going perfect. That is, until Roman comes to their school. While everyone else there  seems to love him, Ever just can’t bring herself to like the guy. Things start going really bad when Damen starts to ignore Ever, and it seems that Roman might be the cause. Even her best friends are turning against her, now sitting at lunch table A. In a race to save Damen’s life, Ever finds she has to pay a price she isn’t sure she’s willing to pay.

Great book. I literally stayed up til midnight to finish it :) There was just this turning point, much like in the first book in the series, Evermore, where I couldn’t put the book down. Yet again another great story from Alyson Noel.

Recently read–Evermore

After a tragic accident that killed Ever’s family, she finds herself with…unusual powers. She can see auras, read minds, and see life stories by touch. Then when the mysterious Damen comes to town, along with his ex, Drina, Ever gets a lot more problems than just being a psychic. In Evermore, by Alyson Noel, Ever Bloom has to overcome extreme obstacles.

I have to admit, the first half wasn’t so great. Then once I got started, I could not put this book down. Alyson Noel has a way of making her characters seem human, yet ab0ve the ordinary. I love it. Go read this now!!!

Recently Read– Family Storms

When Sasha’s mother is killed in a car wreck one rainy night, she is left injured with no one to care for her. Laying in the hospital with broken bones, Sasha is visited by Jordan March. Mrs. March is very wealthy and wants to take Sasha in as a foster child. Then, Sasha finds that Jordan’s daughter, Kiera, is the one who was driving the the car that ended her mothers life. As Sasha is put into Mrs. March’s dead daughter’s room, Kiera is out to make Sasha’s life hell.

Oooh I was so hooked on this book. I couldn’t put it down!! Great come-back from author V.C. Andrews after the last one I read. So many unsuspected actions happened. It kept me wanting more. I cannot wait until the sequel, Cloudburst, comes out in November.

Blog Tour!! Amaretto Flame <3

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