Sunday, May 31, 2009

Movie Monday: New Moon

OK so i know I haven't actually SEEN New Moon yet, BUT I'm so majorlysuperfantasticly excited for it, and after seeing the new trailer on the MTV Movie Awards, you'll know why, that I just had to post abou it! XD Now, I don't want to spoiler anyone who hasn't or doesn't want to see it, so if you don't want to hear I'd click the little "x" at the top right corner of the screen now.... but lets just say it was amazing beyond words and I can't wait, wait, wait till November!!!!

If you havn't seen the trailer you can see it here!

OK, so, like I said, I LOVED it! The effects seem really well done, and kudo's to Chris for finally getting Bella and Edward to say I love you! *pshew* Taylor is so cute though, right?! His hair looks much better short, but he's always a cutie! *giggle* I can't wait to see his portrayal of New Moon Jacob!!! In general it just seems like everythings beingreally well done and I think Chris is doing a great job. 8D *SOcited*

What did you guys think???


Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Literary Blogger Award

"The Literary Blogger Award acknowledges bloggers who energize & inspire reading by going the extra mile. These amazing bloggers make reading fun & enhance the delight of reading!"

From Steph Bowe! ^^ Thanks so much Steph, sooo nice of you. :)

The Rules:

1) Put the logo on your blog/post.
2) Nominate up to 9 blogs which make you feel comfy or warm inside.
3) Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4) Let them know that they have been nominated by commenting on their blog.
5) Remember to link to the person from whom you received your award.

I nominate:

Free Book Friday Teens

Reverie Book Reviews


Persnickety Snark

IB Teen

The Story Siren

Thursday, May 28, 2009


So you know the supposed "clip" from the New Moon movie MTV was suppose to be airing on Sunday night at the MTV Movie awards? WELL! According to this It's not just a clip people, it's the first trailer! *squeee* SOOOO excited, I'll probably cry... again... e_e but YAY! *whoopwhoop* Ok that's enough. XD

Thanks to Reverie for the heads up! ^^

Thinking on Thursday: Sex in YA Novels

Steph Bowe's got a great discusion going on over on her blog, go check it out!

I commented too, but there was quite a few so here's what I had to say on the subject:

"I've actually thought about this too as far as my own writing goes, and how much I'm willing to put "onto paper", but like Sarah Laurence (Other commenter) said in reference to Forever by Judy Blume, I think at the time the book came out that was such a shocking thing to see sex written about for teens in such a detailed way especially, but to me it's like isn't it better to have it written because, "Hello, it's out there...", then to have no discussion about it at all and leave us teens with more questions then we already have? Understating it by not showing it at all doesn't exactly open up the discussion about it either, and that probably does more harm then good, especially these days, because if we don't talk about it it puts us at risk because we wont have all the information.

I think as long as it's not like, "Let's hook up with random strangers unsafely!" A la Gossip Girl (Which, in all honesty, I'm in love with that show, but also I think a lot of the time it depends on the person. I don't want to go out there and say, "All teens are picking up on the messages and getting the wrong ideas about sex!" because I don't think that's necessarily true, though I think probably a lot of kids are doing this, there are some kids who are merely looking to shows like Gossip Girl for harmless, silly, (WONDERFUL) entertainment, and aren't picking up anything worse then their parents are picking up from Desperate Housewives.)

If it deals with the situation as the meaningful thing that it is, or can be, with the right person then that's good because sometimes teens might jump into something like that just because it's new to them and kind of scary but like a roller coaster where, though it's scary, it feels exciting to be doing something that feels like something you shouldn't be doing (If that makes sense. >_<). Like they should have examples of it, good ones, so that they understand that it's something that needs to happen at the right time, and with the right person, and I think the stories and shows where it does get rushed are good too though because it gives you a chance to experience that without having to really go through it you know? And then it's like, "Whoa, that's terrible that it had to happen that way for ___," and then it can give you perspective as to how you want to handle that situation in the future so you can say, "Eek, that was bad, I don't want that to happen to me.", where as if it's not brought up at all you can't learn from other peoples mistakes."

Go add the post with your opinion, and send me a link? I'd love to discuss with you too, but I don't want to take away from Steph's thing so comment there first! ;P

xoxoxo and thanks to Steph for opening up the topic! ^^

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Whatcha Reading Wednesday

So late! X_x I'll do better next week, I promise!

Anyways, this week I'm finishing up Kiss of Life by Daniel Waters.

SO. GOOD. I am LOVING it! >_< But I'll say no more! Review in a few weeks! But read it people! Seriously. o_o lol

Then I found out I'll probably be going to the library sometimes this week but it would be easier just to do the post for the books I've gotten next Tuesday according to schedule. BUT I will say that I bought 20 Boy Summer by Sara Ockler and it's VERY good so far! So well written and just pretty writing. I'll be finishing that one next. ^^

So what have you guys been reading?


(P.S. Thursday is no longer review day bcause it's been hard for me to get one done by a specific day, but I'll be posting a review a week still, just not on Thursdays (ever week). XP Thanks!)

Win Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted ARC

Can't wait to read this book! *squee* Go enter to win at The Story Siren's blog!!!

Also sorry I didn't put "Too Many Books Tuesday" yesterday... I'm actually probably not going to make it to the library this week, so it's sort of been canceled for the week. XD BUT! I will have "Whatcha Reading Wednesday" up later today and I'll add the one book I got since last week! >_<

Monday, May 25, 2009

Movie Monday: Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian

So I saw Night At The Museum 2 this weekend with my family (We LOVED the first one) and though nobody wanted to admite we were dissapointed, I think we were little bit... XD

I mean, it was very cute... Amy Adams is SUCH a gem and did an amazing job as Amelia Airheart (I totally want to learn more about her now, and if I met her I'd love her to be like that! ;P), and also the Jonas brothers as the baby cupids was pretty darn adorable... but then some of the jokes just felt a little too rushed or something. =/ The cast was great, pleanty funny, but I think if they'd taken it a little slower with the jokes it would have been funnier and I would have enjoyed it more.

But still overall a cute movie. :)

Anybody see any movies this weekend? What'd ya do?


Saturday, May 23, 2009

And the results are in!

Winners of the YABBA Awards are in!

Friday, May 22, 2009

20 Boy Summer Contest

I don't know about you guys, but I seriously need to buy 20 Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler! o_o

But why buy it when you could win it in a
href="">awesome contest
hosted by the amazing, the wonderful, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, authors of Beautiful Creatures out in December??

Go enter peoples, quicksies!


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Frostebite by Richelle Mead

After Victor Dashkov kidnaps his own niece, Lissa, and escapes prison, with the help of his newly turned Strigoi daughter, Rose thinks things can’t get any worse, but then she remembers abruptly that Victors absence will let Christian and Lissa finally get closer and take their relationship to the next level, and Rose can read Lissa’s mind... Greeeaaattt.

As if Rose doesn’t have enough to deal with - Mason’s persistent attentions and Lissa thinking the medication she’s on might be wearing off - her crush on Dimitri is getting more and more difficult to ignore and while Christian’s aunt and guardian is in town visiting, with butt kicking magical self-defense and a major crush on Dimitri, it’s going to be a long winter… Especially since Dimitri seems to like her back.

But within a short amount of time the vampire world is in turmoil again, and the Strigoi attack on a royal family has everyone in an uproar, because there’s no way that Strigoi could have broken the magical barriers surrounding the house by themselves, they would have had to have human help…

Now the question of whether it’s time to fight back and get rid of the Strigoi once and for all has come up, only there’s not enough Dhampirs to fight the Strigoi and still keep the Moroi alive; if only the Moroi could be trained to fight alongside their guardians, then maybe they could defeat the Strigoi once and for all…

But if none of the Moroi want to put themselves on the front lines, and the ones that are willing aren’t allowed to fight, how will the Dhampirs stop the Strigoi from taking out every royal Moroi family they can?


SO intense! I liked this book a lot though I cried at the end (as I did with Shadow Kiss… see review next week.) It was still very good, the writing and plot got better in this one, not that either was bad before but you can tell they’ve developed really well. I felt for Rose even more then the first book because of how much she’s put on the line in being Lissa’s guardian. She grows so much in this novel and it was great to see. ANYWHO, a great sequel to Vampire Academy, and it was quite good.

Four stars!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Whatcha Reading Wednesday

WELL. I've had a pretty productive reading week I think! Since I totally spaced and didn't post last week at least... I finished Eat, Prey, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert for school, which was so amazing and made me want to travel the world even more!

Then I finished Shadow Kiss which-- oh wait, review next week... grr... e.e

I JUST finished How To Be Bad which was so much fun! XD I NEED to dounload "These Boots Are Made For Walking" now. >_< I Also loved that it was written collaboratively by three authors I so want to do that someday! XD But it made the book really interesting. :) And then I've just been wanting to road trip so bad lately so it was a great escape for me, very fun. :D

What have YOU been reading??

~ Readergirl

New Award

From Dahlia of Dahlia's Eclectic Mind (Right there with ya, girly! XP)

It's the... One Lovely Blog Award!

Honestly, I was so thrilled to get this! XD (Thanks Dahlia!) Cause I've seen it around the blogosphere quite a few times and it's just so darn pretty! D8 SO YAY! *claps*

Dahlia said that she was supposed to give it to 15 bloggers and while that would be awesome I don't even think I follow that many XD SO I'm just going to give it to the ones that I really look forward to reading (Minus Dahlia cause I don't think I can reaward it to her... XD Mentally though!)


Persnickety Snark

Writers Block Reviews

Em's Bookshelf

Reverie Book Reviews

Imperial Beach Teen

Just Blinded Book Reviews

{Insert Book Title Here}

Reviewer X

And there you have it! Be sure to check out these awesome bloggers, and comment cause we all love comments! XP


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Too Many Books Tuesday!

So late e_e but better late then never! lol

To start, the winner of the Poseur book is Bookworm! :D Congrats, email me your address please and thank you!

This week...

Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow (Looks AWESOME!)

Lonely Werewolf Girl by Martin Millar (Gotta love the furry things...)

SASS Novel: Getting the Boot by Peggy Guthart Strauss (Love books where the MC goes overseas! xP)

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian BY Sherman Alexie (AGAIN! I WILL read this this summer!.... really... e.e)

Forever in Blue by Ann Brashares (Must finish the series soon, it's been years lol)

The Secret Life of Prince Charming by Deb Caletti (Need to read!)


KISS OF LIFE BY DAN WATERS! (Yay, and ohmagoshing! *hyperventalates* I've been wanting to book so badly...D8 *runs to read it*

What book have you all gotten latly?


Monday, May 18, 2009


Gossip Girl- I cried, sobbed, fell on the floor in a puddle of my own sad/ outraged/ happy/ blissful tears. And then I screemed for about five minutes! AMAZING!


Hey guys, voting for the Young Adult Book Blogger Awards at Hey Teenager of the Year is now closed! Thanks for voting, and stay tuned for the winners!


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Two New Blogger Awards!

From Steph Bowe over at Hey Teenager of the Year Blog!

And this one which I must pass on to 5 of my fave bloggers! Hard to choose! X_x I love you all!

The rules are:
1. Rockin' bloggers who are awarded should pass it on to up to 5 blogs that rock your world either for content, writing, layout, or whatever!
2. Be sure to display the badge on your blog and leave a link to the person who gave it to you.
3. Write a post about it, and don't forget to thank the one who gave you the gig!
4. Oh yeah, and be sure to inform your nominees about their award by leaving them a comment. It's just good manners.

I choose.... e.e

The Cupcake Witch

Em's Bookshelf

Just Blinded Book Reviews

The Story Siren


The Ravenous Reader! :)

Thanks again Steph!


On another note I haven't heard back from Ambersaaays about the copy of Poseur she won from a contest a while back so I'm giving it away to a random commenter. :) (Sorry Amber e.e) Comment!

Also on another note I totally skipped my review last week because of technical and life difficulties but I'll for sure have one up this coming Thursday for Frostbite by Richelle Mead! :D


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Too Many Books Tuesday!

This week we have The Anatomy of Wings by Karen Foxlee (YAY! Summer reading!)

What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones (Swore I'd never read this but then I found out it's written in verse and now I'm intregued)

How To Be Bad by Lauren Myracle, Sarah Mlynowski, and E. Lockhart! (Been wanting to read this forEVER! O_O)

Define Normal by Julie Anne Peters (SOOOO sad so far, but I feel like I should finish it. T_T Grr....)


Playing it Cool by Joaquin Dorfman! (Sounds cool! *giggle*)


Contest at Reverie Book Reviews for a paperback copy of Vampire Kisses (New Version witht eh first three books in the series! The cover = so pretty! *_*)

Go enter, you!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Movie Monday: Star Trek

Ok so along with my book obsession I am also a HUGE movie buff, SO I thought I'd take mondays to gush about the latest one I've seen wether it be on tv oor in the theater. SO here we go this weekend I saw..... STARTREK! Now I know what you're thinking (*mindreader*) but NO I am not a Trek-y..... yet.... e.e But seriously you guys, the movie was SOOOO good! Like way way way more amazing then I expected. I mean, it looked cool and all in the previews but that wass nothing compaired to the whole thing!

Now there was only one delema I had while watching the movie.... who did I like more, Spock, or Kirk?? And so I've decided that since they're friends it's pretty much totally fine for me to have them both! XP But seriously you guys, they just made Star Trek cool (for me at least, don't take offence long time fans!). >.< All about the hotties for this girl.... and they were. lol

But anyways the effects were really amazing and the actors all did a great job! I never personally watched Star Trek but I was watching it with some definite Trek-y's and they seemed pretty pleased though they said they definitely left stuff out but that the core of the story was there and I think that's good. :)

I don't think you have to be a fan to see the movie either cause like I said I wasn't at all before but now I totally want to watch every season! >_< Though I must say it did seem like I was missing things from time to time, like inside fan only (stay away impostor) sort of stuff, which as a fan I think I would have enjoyed cause I love those moments in things I am a fan of myself XD But alas I didn't really catch them.... T_T

But anyways it was a terrific movie and probably the best of the year so far!

What did you guys think?

Friday, May 8, 2009


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Best friends Lissa and Rose are in hiding, escapees of St. Vladimir Academy, a boarding school for Moroi vampires and their possible Dhampir guardians in training. When the girls get caught and brought back to the school all they want is to plan an escape again. We don’t find out until later in the book exactly why they ran away in the first place, but when we do, the story gets even more complex.

Since they’ve been in hiding Rose has been looking out for Lissa on her own, keeping a guard out for the Strigoi- vampires turned evil by other Strigoi- but at the academy Lissa’s real guardian until Rose graduates is Dimitri. He’s a Russian Dhampir and amazingly gorgeous, not to mention Roses new tutor in all things guardian since she’s gotten behind in training because of her absence.

She knows all too well that teacher student relations are so not allowed, but working out with Dimitri, even though he can be harsh and sometimes infuriating, is totally working out for Rose.

But Lissa’s been depressed, and has been hurting herself over weird abilities neither Rose nor herself can fully understand. Lissa can heal things, animals, plants, people… but since animals have been turning up dead around her and, animal lover that she is, Lissa can’t help but try to heal them, which makes her physically weak and depressed. Every time she uses her powers her symptoms get worse. Rose makes it her mission to help Lissa, looking for any sort of information she can, but she ends up learning more then she had bargained for, finding similarities between Lissa’s condition and that of St. Vladamire the founder of the school and a crazy old teacher, Mrs. Karp.

Rose wants so badly to help her friend, but will she be able to save Lissa from her own powers? From herself?


OK, so, I was hesitant about it at first, mostly because this is not my favorite book cover in the world of books, BUT Vampire Academy ended up being a really great read! The characters were fun and I liked following them around the academy, getting themselves into trouble and such. It was a little hard, because while I did like Rose right away (Mostly i think it's the first person thing for me, because it's as if that person is being totally open with me about their innermost thoughts and that makes me trust them more which makes me like them for doing that. (Just characters, I know.... *sigh*) and I definitely admire her fieryness's (wish i could pull that off) she did sort of worry me a little at first XD cause I really wanted to like her but I still wasn't pulle dinto her fan club yet... But she really grew on me and now that I'm reading the 3rd book and she's changed a lot as a person I really like her! lol

Then Dimitri's charicter is... *coughcoughz* Niiiiccceee....and I <3 Christian too! >.<

Anyways, it's cool cause this was a really different take on the whole vampire thing that has been so well done in the YA book world, and I really enjoyed it. :) Five flowers! (*giggle* SUCH a girl...X_x)

Writers Encouraging Writers

Hey guys! The lovely ladies over at ReadergirlZ posted this today and I wanted to pass it along too cause i think it's just so awesome!


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Interview with Daniel Waters plus Contest!

Way cool! I can't wait for Kiss of Life!

Too many Books Tuesday!

While this week I didn't find TONS of books I wanted at the library (Or was guilting myself into not getting that many cause I'm already having to borrow other peoples cards to get them...) I still seem to have lots of books this week from purchases that I made. XP

So this week we have...

Honeymoon With My Brother by Franz Wisner (Looks like a cute memoir, plus.... well reasons to be revealed tomarrow. XD)

Shadow Kissed by Richelle Mead (Cause I just finished Frostbite and cried! T_T MUST read! Review for book one on Thursday!)

The Writers Portable Therapist by Rachel Ballon (Cause I'm a writer in need of some therapy... e.e)

The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner (Been meaning to read this for a while.)

Casanova by Ian Kelly (Cause I'm interested. lol Heads out of the gutters kids! It's history... >_<)

Little (Grrl) Lost by Charles De Lint (Looks pretty! *_*)

Pendragon: The Graphic Novel (Cause I havn't had time to finish the book and I like pictures.... lol)

Falling Hard: 100 Love Poems by Teenagers edited by Betsy Franco (Luuurrrvvveee poems!)


Je ne sais, what? by Jon Winokur (Cause I want to learn French!)

Woot! Nice haul this week, how about you guys??


Friday, May 1, 2009

Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress by Tina Ferraro

Being dumped right before prom is Nicolette’s nightmare, and when Rascal, the hottie (hot-hottie) of Nic’s dreams who invited her to prom in the first place, makes it a reality, she’s left with one gorgeous dress that fits her in all the right places, and nowhere to wear it. And the worst part is that not only does she have the dress as a stunningly painful reminder of her (almost) happily ever after, but she also can’t stop thinking about Rascal. Too bad the reason he dumped her is coming back for vengeance; and she just got her claws done...

Add to that the fact that her parents’ divorce has basically eliminated her dad from her life, and her mother hasn’t sold a house in weeks and you’ve got her life! But Nicolette’s determined to turn it all around, even if it means mooching rides of her best friend Allison’s (pain in the butt) brother Jared, and having to deal with the rivalry between him and Rascal that may (or may not) be about her.

But Nicolette doesn’t really mind, especially because she’s finding out that hanging out with Jared might totally be worth the social risk…. And then some.

With conflicting feelings about Rascal, his surprisingly sudden interest in her, and feeling confused about Jared’s intentions, WHILE worried about how her own feelings could affect Allison, Nicolette’s more than a little lost. Zipping up and applying gloss isn’t going to help with this one, and so what? It’s not like she’d ever get a chance to wear her dress again anyways… right?


Yet another fab book by Tina! I actually cried at the end of this one. XD It's not like it was because the subject matter was so deep but it had such a happy ending which I <3 and I just couldn't help it! XD *secretly loves crying over books* (Better reading experience! ;P)

Anyways I really cared about how Nicolette's story would end and I was pretty happy with the way it ended. :) I thought the idea for the book was really smart and it was just an amazingly cute, fun read.

5 stars!

(Sorry this was so late guys! I meant to post it on Thursday but life happened so now it's late. XD Hope you like!)