Who’s your book Valentine’s date?

So I’m a little late on this post, What’s your Valentine book boyfriend would you chose to be your Valentine date? Note: You can have more than one . . .indulge in your valentine fantasy

Barrow Hess from Andrea Cremer’s Prequel Nightshade

Adam from Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me

Noah Hutchins From Katie McGarry’s Pushing the Limits

Tod Hudson From Rachel Vincent’s Soul Screamers

Now if some of these guys were real in life, yes I would totally spend my valentine day with any of them . . . but that is only a dream. Most of these handsome guys are taken *weep*

Barrow wouldd probably plan a secret hideaway valentine date, maybe to that water spring that he took Ember to in Rise and it would be a picnic. That scenery would take my breath away just like it did with Ember. Or if this was Barrow and Ember’s date, he would probably take her to a very speical location where no one else knows and do the most romantic things I won’t say what though.

Adam might scrap everything he could find to give me the perfect valentine date but his heart intention would be just enough for me, as long he is able to make me smile and safe that is how I would spend my time  . . . with him. Adam might have a different plan for juliette but his heart is in the right place no warner interferences.

Noah would probably surprise me if I had to tell him what I wanted for valentine day. He’s unpreicdeablt  and if he wanted to do something completley ordinary it just might be a candlelit dinner. Noah might do the same thing with Echo but with a little twist . . . he’s 100% perfect for Echo as her other half and he’ll do anything to drive her crazy to be in love with him.

Tod “Sighs” it better not be pizza TOD! I know you can do better than that even if you do get a discount off pizza. If you took me to a fancy resturant I would say you’re trying way too hard. Be yourself and just offer your heart and soul to me.  Now Kaylee I know he’s your guy but Hey a girl can dream right? He would probably take you to his place for a quiet romantic dinner and something else . . .


Fine Tasting Wine

Well if you don’t where I live, Its in the Midwest area and BRR its cold out there!

I am lucky not to have to go to school today but I am also sad that many of my friends have classes today . . .keep warm guys!

So the purpose of this post was about wine . . . yes wine. We all love wine 🙂

Well turns out freezing temps and cold weather don’t mix with Wine bottles, so today there was an incident with one of my wine bottle. . . .

It burst and broke the glass . . . yep there was glass involved (Please be careful when dealing with glass, don’t assume its all in large parts there are small pieces)

I’ve never thought about ICED wine but that might be a consideration in the future. Sadly I don’t know what kind of wine it was but seeing all this pink explosion its a shame that it went like this.

Do you see that green bottle behind the pink explosion? Yeah that my favorite wine. . .  Moscato, that one was save so I might have that later this week.

I’m off to write, study and bowling later tonight!  Have a good day!


Quarantine: The Loners

My Review of Quarantine: The Loners

Quarantine: The Loners (Quarantine, #1)Goodreads Description

As original as The Hunger Games, set within the walls of a high school exactly like yours.” – Kami Garcia, New York Times best-selling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures novels

It was just another ordinary day at McKinley High—until a massive explosion devastated the school. When loner David Thorpe tried to help his English teacher to safety, the teacher convulsed and died right in front of him. And that was just the beginning.

A year later, McKinley has descended into chaos. All the students are infected with a virus that makes them deadly to adults. The school is under military quarantine. The teachers are gone. Violent gangs have formed based on high school social cliques. Without a gang, you’re as good as dead. And David has no gang. It’s just him and his little brother, Will, against the whole school.

In this frighteningly dark and captivating novel, a 2012 Booklist Editor’s Choice, Lex Thomas locks readers inside a school where kids don’t fight to be popular, they fight to stay alive.

“Take Michael Grant’s Gone and Veronica Roth’s Divergent, rattle them in a cage until they’re ready to fight to the death, and you’ll have something like this nightmarish debut…Thomas’ whirlwind pace, painful details, simmering sexual content, and moments of truly shocking ultra-violence thrust this movie-ready high school thriller to the head of the class.” – Booklist (starred review)

I gave this book 3 stars

The Review:

Can you imagine entering your own high school and then is bombard when every adult start dying around you and you don’t know why? Then you find out you can’t leave the school (every kid worst nightmare) because of a virus that yourself carries and is LETHAL to every adult.  Now you’re waiting on “Graduating” meaning a release date when you becomes virus-free. and re-entering the world.

So what do you do in the meantime awaiting your graduation date? You try to avoid the groups unless you’re in one, you watch out for the person that is the closest to you . . . your brother. A war starts between the Varsity and the Rebels, when David Thorpe is saved from certain death by the leader of the Varsity Sam Howard. Now these two have history together, they were once friends, teammates but everything changes when David lost his mother and separated from the social life AND when David realizes that his own girlfriend was cheating on him and a huge outburst fight between David and Sam before the quarantine happen at the high school.

Will Thorpe is David’s little brother and is a loner, keeps to himself kind of guy. Now Will and David are struggling to survive just as well other teenagers but you have a greater chance of survival if you are in a group and is labeled. Will does his own thing until he save his brother from being nearly killed and also help save a girl named Lucy from certain traumatic.  Now Will had always has eyes on Lucy but never did anything to talk to her until she has eyes for David and now he has conflicted feeling and anger.

There is a fight for survival, a fight among the Varsity and the Rebels . . . there is going to be War, not over resources but over hierarchy status.

My Thoughts:

From the beginning it sounded good and different but to me it was very slow-pace and perhaps another re-read is needed for this book to get a better understanding of this terrify disaster for these teens. School is rough especially when you’re a loner and aren’t friends with the right people and right group that will give you benefits.  David has a lot riding on him to lead this group of followers against the Varsity but does he have the heart for it?

I like Will very much and feel sad that he is always in his brother’s shadow and it worst when a girl he likes doesn’t see him. I could see him as a better leader rather than anybody because he doesn’t take no for an answer and he doesn’t go down without a fight.

But Lucy is also conflicted, she has mixed feeling for both of the Thorpe boys and she couldn’t be more graceful for them for taking her in to their hiding place and shelter.

Shatter Me Review

Yeah Yeah I know I’m a little late on reading this book when everyone is waiting for Unravel Me that coming this

Here’s the detail of the book

Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1) No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal, but

The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to

use her as a weapon. But Juliette has plans of

her own. After a lifetime without freedom, she’s

finally discovering a strength to fight back for

the very first time—and to find a future with the

one boy she thought she’d lost forever.

My Review

For awhile, I pushed off this book when it was first release because I had other books that I really wanted to read. So now that I got this book for Christmas I decided one night to read and guess what? I couldn’t put the book down! So let’s start with the review . . .

Juliette is fatal to anyone that touches her, well just about anyone. After so many days being along, she obtain a cellmate named Adam. Although he seems like a jerk he is actually very kind until Juliette is taken out of the cell and into the compound. That is where she met Warner, he has big plans for her. Putting Juliette through courses of what Warner expects of her, her guard/watcher Adam (Yes Adam again)they both learn that Adam can touch her without being fatally hurt.

Now for the boys: Adam and Warner
I fell in love with Adam from the very beginning, even though I was unsure of his purpose but now I know . . . He’s Juliette’s Savior. The bird that Juliette dream that would come and set her free.
Warner, he is beyond the most horrible human I have ever met. His desires are greed and power. He wanted to use Juliette for his own benefits and then among the mist of Juliette escaping he realizes that he can also touch her without any effects. This drove him to a love obsession with her and kiss her when he divided her and Adam. But thankfully Juliette was smart and use his gun to shoot him and took off to find Adam.

Adam shares his devotion and his mission in protecting the ones that are important to him. When you are unsure if someone if a friend or a foe . . . but that one person save your lives by taking you to a top-secret location where Juliette will learn more about who she is.  They will meet others with unique abilities.

What will be next for Juliette, Adam and Warner?

Ending of my break

This week is my last week of break before school starts, I really don’t want this break to be over because of many reasons

One it was short, because I was attending the university we went up until a few days before Christmas and since I am returning back to the Tech college for my new major we always start a week early. So as you can see I only had 3 weeks of break when I usually have 4.

But here’s the headlines of what I did do for my SHORT break

  1. Had a major Christmas family gathering from both sides (One hosted by my family and I)
  2. My 22nd birthday, I finally got Scrivener the writing tool to help with my writing
  3. I got a bookshelf as you saw in my last post “2013 Resolutions”
  4. Girls Lunch in honor of celebrating my 22nd bday and then we played games
  5. Started my 2013 reading list

Later this week I am SO EXCITED BOUNCING UP AND DOWN because (Drums roll please) Andrea Cremer is back in MN to promote RISE (Nightshade Prequel #2) and as much I was tempting to make the book purchase through B&N. I thought Well why not buy it at the release party and whose know I might win one for free.

My plan of action for this awesome event was to bring one of my BFF but she has other plans sadly but I will try and win her some Andrea Cremer’s books since there are giveaways and trivia Q’s. Plus Cake . . . and Wine.

Then after that my mom and I are going to see an ICE Castle (Yes I am talking about an ICE Castle) right next to Mall of America. We will do the tour at night so we can see the illuming lights.   Here’s are some photos of the ICE Castle provided by Mall Of America event pages and photographer Mike Voss. Pretty right?

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So I will for sure let you know how the event goes and my mom and I chilling adventure.

Top 10 Books to look for 2013

OH Why only ten? There’s gotta be at least twenty books coming out that I want.

Also today is my 22nd birthday so Happy Birthday to ME!!!!

Rise (Nightshade Prequel, #2)RISE (Nightshade Prequel #2)

The sequel to Rift and the prequel to the New York Times bestselling novel Nightshade.

Everything Conatus stands for is at risk. Hoping to gather enough resistance to save their order, Ember and Barrow attempt a desperate escape. But fate offers little mercy. When their mission is exposed, the  couple face relentless pursuit by the supernatural horrors that act on the commands of Eira’s ally: the mysterious Bosque Mar. A shocking revelation forces Ember out of hiding, sending her back into the heart of dark magic at Tearmunn keep, where she must convince her old friend Alistair of her love or face dire consequences. Ember’s deception offers the only chance for the resistance to succeed, but what she discovers in the shadows beneath the keep will shatter her world and bring about the Witches’ War.

Richly sensual and full of magic, action and danger, Andrea Cremer’s fifth book set in the Nightshade world is an edge-of-your-seat page turner.



Dead Silence (The Body Finder, #4)Dead Silence (Body Finder #4)

Violet thought she’d made peace with her unique ability to sense the echoes of the dead and the imprints that cling to their killers…that is until she acquired an imprint of her own. Forced to carry a reminder of the horrible events of her kidnapping, Violet is more determined than ever to lead a normal life. However, the people who run the special investigative team Violet works for have no intention of letting her go.

When someone close to Violet becomes a suspect in a horrific murder, she finds herself pulled into a deadly hunt for a madman with an army of devoted followers. Violet has survived dangerous situations before, but she quickly discovers that protecting those closest to her is far more difficult than protecting herself.

The Body Finder series has been praised as a “delectable blend of mystery and romance” (The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books), a “fast-paced, compelling read” (ALA Booklist), and as “imaginative, convincing, and successful suspense” (Kirkus Reviews). With a perfect blend of romance, intrigue, and suspense, Dead Silence continues this gripping series, delivering unexpected twists that will keep readers guessing until the very last page.


With All My Soul (Soul Screamers, #7)With All My Soul (Soul Screamers #7 and Final book)

What does it mean when your school is voted the most dangerous in America?

It’s time to kick some hellion butt…

After not really surviving her junior year (after all, she did die), Kaylee Cavanaugh has vowed to take back her school from the hellions causing all the trouble. She’s going to the find a way to turn the incarnations of Avarice, Envy and Vanity and the rest on each other. And so she–and her gang–make plans to protect her friends and finish this war, once and forever.

But then she meets Wrath. And Kaylee realizes that she’s closer to the edge than she’s ever been. Especially when one more person she loves is taken…




Oath Bound (Unbound, #3)Oath Bound (Unbound #3)

The Tower Syndicate will fall…

The secret daughter of the head of an infamous Skilled crime family, Sera Brandt has hidden her past, her potential and especially her powers. But when a tragedy strikes her other family, Sera needs justice. And the only way to get it is to reveal her heritage– including a rare Skill– and take the reins of the Tower Syndicate from her cunning and malicious aunt.
if he can figure out how…
Kristopher Daniels might have the answer. He’s fought the syndicate to protect his sisters, but he’d never realized just how close to the new heir he needed to get….
And if they can survive.
Neither is used to trusting. But there’s something between them that can’t be ignored. And so Sera is on the run with a man she can’t figure out, a target on her back and the new knowledge of just how powerful she really is….



Fragments (Partials, #2)Fragments (Partials Sequence #2)

Kira Walker has found the cure for RM, but the battle for the survival of humans and Partials is just beginning. Kira has left East Meadow in a desperate search for clues to who she is. That the Partials themselves hold the cure for RM in their blood cannot be a coincidence–it must be part of a larger plan, a plan that involves Kira, a plan that could save both races. Her companions are Afa Demoux, an unhinged drifter and former employee of ParaGen, and Samm and Heron, the Partials who betrayed her and saved her life, the only ones who know her secret. But can she trust them?

Meanwhile, back on Long Island, what’s left of humanity is gearing up for war with the Partials, and Marcus knows his only hope is to delay them until Kira returns. But Kira’s journey will take her deep into the overgrown wasteland of postapocalyptic America, and Kira and Marcus both will discover that their greatest enemy may be one they didn’t even know existed.

The second installment in the pulse-pounding Partials saga is the story of the eleventh hour of humanity’s time on Earth, a journey deep into places unknown to discover the means–and even more important, a reason–for our survival.


Unbreakable (Unraveling, #2)Unbreakable (Unravling #2)

Four months after Ben disappeared through the portal to his home universe, Janelle believes she’ll never see him again. Her world is still devastated, but life is finally starting to resume some kind of normalcy. Until Interverse Agent Taylor Barclay shows up. Somebody from an alternate universe is running a human trafficking ring, kidnapping people and selling them on different Earths—and Ben is the prime suspect. Now his family has been imprisoned and will be executed if Ben doesn’t turn himself over within five days.

And when Janelle learns that someone she cares about—someone from her own world—has become one of the missing, she knows that she has to help Barclay, regardless of the danger. Now Janelle has five days to track down the real culprit. Five days to locate the missing people before they’re lost forever. Five days to reunite with the boy who stole her heart. But as the clues begin to add up, Janelle realizes that she’s in way over her head—and that she may not have known Ben as well as she thought. Can she uncover the truth before everyone she cares about is killed?



Kitty Rocks the House (Kitty Norville, #11)Kitty Rocks the House (Kitty Norville # 11)

On the heels of Kitty’s return from London, a new werewolf shows up in Denver, one who threatens to split the pack by challenging Kitty’s authority at every turn. The timing could not be worse; Kitty needs all the allies she can muster to go against the ancient vampire, Roman, if she’s to have any hope of defeating his Long Game. But there’s more to this intruder than there seems, and Kitty must uncover the truth, fast. Meanwhile, Cormac pursues an unknown entity wreaking havoc across Denver; and a vampire from the Order of St. Lazaurus tempts Rick with the means to transform his life forever






Dare You To (Pushing the Limits, #2)Dare You To (Pushing the Limits #2)

“I dare you…”

If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk’s home life, they’d send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom’s freedom and her own happiness. That’s how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn’t want her and going to a school that doesn’t understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn’t get her, but does….

Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can’t tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn’t be less interested in him.

But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won’t let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all….



There are people in this world who are Nobody. No one sees them. No one notices them. They live their lives under the radar, forgotten as soon as you turn away.

That’s why they make the perfect assassins.

The Institute finds these people when they’re young and takes them away for training. But an untrained Nobody is a threat to their organization. And threats must be eliminated.

Sixteen-year-old Claire has been invisible her whole life, missed by the Institute’s monitoring. But now they’ve ID’ed her and send seventeen-year-old Nix to remove her. Yet the moment he lays eyes on her, he can’t make the hit. It’s as if Claire and Nix are the only people in the world for each other. And they are—because no one else ever notices them.



Wicked Kiss (Nightwatchers, #2)Wicked Kiss (Nightwatcher #2)

I used to be ordinary Samantha Day, but that’s changed. Now, after one dark kiss from a dangerous boy, I can steal someone’s soul…or their life. If I give in to the constant hunger inside me, I hurt anyone I kiss. If I don’t…I hurt myself.
Bishop is the one whose kiss I crave most, but if I kiss him, I’ll kill him. Then there’s another boy, one I can’t hurt. One whose kiss seems to miraculously quell my hunger. They’re both part of a team of angels and demons that’s joined forces in my city to fight a mysterious rising darkness, an evil that threatens everyone I know and love. I just wonder if I’ll be able to help Bishop-or if I’m just another part of the darkness he’s sworn to destroy….
When angels and demons must work together, something beyond evil is rising…

Best Villains of 2012

Which villains can I pick at? the ones that won’t come and kill me for stating the truth.

Before I Wake (Soul Screamers, #6)Soul Screamers: Avari Hellion of Greed

Yeah he is the worst hellion you could meet, and don’t ever sell your soul for greed. He’s been causing trouble for Kaylee throughout the series since My Soul to Save. Avari have found ways to toture Kaylee, one way was impersonating people in her inner circle to a point where she didn’t know whose is whose. Then Avari made deals with other hellions if he were able to get Kaylee’s soul (well before she died) Now in Before I Wake, Avari is able to possess dead people from Kaylee’s past screams, Now the matter is what does Avari have in mind after so many failed attempts?



City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5)TMI: City of Lost Souls: Sebastian (Clary’s brother?)

honestly this guy doesn’t care about anything but himself, he was filled with rage and revenge for his father Valentine. The twisted part was possessing Jace  body and mind because Jace’s blood help him return to life/death. Using Lilith’s bond to alter Jace’s memories to believe they are on the same side and plans on raising and army of demons and dark shadowhunters to destroy the world. This link makes it unable to kill him because it will kill Jace too. After a dark ritual, he uses the Infernal Cup to create more evil nephilims and almosts turns Clary but is quickly stopped by the arrival of the Lightwoods and their allies. Before he manages to escape, Clary is forced to stab Jace with the angelic sword Glorious, severing his bond with Sebastian and causing the latter horrible pain. At the end of the book he sends a message to Maryse Lightwood, bloody severed angel wings with a single piece of paper saying “I am coming”

Dark Kiss (Nightwatchers, #1)Dark Kiss: Samantha’s Aunt Natalie and the GREYs

Yes, Samantha’s aunt is certain a villain because I see her more as a foe than a friend. She created the Greys and sent out a particular Grey after her niece Samantha who was unaware just how dangerous a kiss could be. Her plan was to open the barriers to other cities and create more GREYs.  She tried to covert Samantha to realizes the powers of the Greys are meant to be but for reasons Samantha can’t trust her.



Finale (Hush, Hush, #4)Finale: Dante

He trained Nora but turn his back against her because he firmly believes that he is higher than Nephilium and fallen angels. He created lies above lies to get followers and manipulated Nora. Greed is Power and Devilcraft was created.









Best Books read in 2012

Sighs . . . I have read so many books this year that I still can’t believe I “Might” not make my reading challenge. BUT I can share some of my Best Books Read in 2012 🙂

Since most were series books, I’m having a hard time debating . . . Here’s goes nothing

Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits, #1)Kitty and the Silver Bullet (Kitty Norville, #4)Heaven (Halo, #3)Before I Wake (Soul Screamers, #6)Ascend (Trylle Trilogy, #3)Demonglass (Hex Hall, #2)Dark Kiss (Nightwatchers, #1)Partials (Partials, #1)City of Lost Souls by Cassandra ClareBloodrose (Nightshade, #3)

Pushing the Limits

Everything was so raw in Pushing the Limits, I love the writing and the storyline PLUS two most unlikely lovers that each had their own dark secret past.

Kitty and the Silver Bullet

Major things happen in this book for Kitty, she has a new mate and love plus obtain a pack which makes her the Alpha female and Ben the Alpha male. While something in her life that she never thought of and made her wonder on certain things. But danger always follows Kitty but she stood her ground like every battle she’s faces


The finale of the Halo series, which made me sad because I love Beth and Xavier. They were willing to put everything at risk to be together, while heaven and hell didn’t agree with them their love never faultered. The ending was truly bittersweet as Beth and Xavier now has the rest of their life together.

Before I wake

You all should know but if you don’t sorry to be spoliery but I have to say it. Kaylee die . . . YEP but don’t worry she came back as a extractor. She isn’t with toxic Nash anymore (sorry Nash) but she did a 360 and fell in love with Nash’s older Reaper brother Tod. Now Kaylee must find her place in the human world while hellions are threating to ruin her sanity.


Prepare for WAR, prepare for marriage, prepare for falling in love with the enemy? Wendy’s duties are split into parts, when she becomes queen and falls in love with Loki and married Tove. But Wendy’s friends always help her stand tall while others looks at her like a traitor because of who her father is. Can Wendy save her kingdom, or will she fail?

Hex hall series

If you like Harry Potter, you’ll love the Hex Hall series. You’ll meet Sophie as she learn about who she is and what she is as far as being a witch, she has an awesome vampire roommate, a rlivary, and a thing for the hottest warlock who just happens to be a huge threat towards her.

Dark Kiss

One kiss changes everything and when you are helping fallen angels and demons alike you should only do that but how can you resist one fallen angel? Then you learn about things you never thought exist.


What do you do when the survival rates for humans drops? the virus RM threatens humanity and the “Partials” are the reasons (So they say) One thing to do is capture a partial but along the way you find out something you never expected?

City of Lost Souls

When you anticipating this for montbhs and is left with questions of what will happen next? Yeah you get it from this book as well, so good luck.


The conclusion of Nightshade, where just about anything happen and a new look for Calla. Her heart torn in two and a fight for her life is in motion


Picture12Hey what do you know, its December twelve, twenty-twelve or more knowlgy as 12/12/12. Now according to somewhere, anywhere . . .it is the last Major Numerical Date in this Century. It also say that these types of numbers happen every 100 years. While that is interesting, the fact is I know my great-grandmother has been around for almost 95 years so if she most likely experience this numerical dates.

In fun ordeal, lets play a game . . . if we can, list twelve things (anything) that happen in 2012.



Top 12:

1. I’ve read 12 books this years

2. I started a new program

3. Finally cut my hair short

4. Watch the final Twilight Saga movie (It was a BIG deal!)

5. I’ve written over 200 pages worth of my writing even though its all rough drafts

6. Most likely purchases 12 books off Barnes and Nobles

7. My cousins got married although I was not present

8. Shopping with aunts and cousins (major shopping spree!)

9. Did I win 12 books this year? According to Goodreads I did!

10. Meet Andrea Cremer, the author of Nightshade

11. Ace a math test!

12. Participated in blogs challenges

Well that is it for now, I have finals coming up and I’ll be posting christmas segment later next week!

Happy Thanksgiving

WOW, this month is going by fast . . . I truly can’t believe that December is just around the corner and I got a lot to do in a short amount of time.

So what did everyone have on their table? Turkey, Potatoes, Stuffing? WHAT?

Well we most certainly had Turkey an 10 lbs Turkey that was nicely cooked by my dad the chef. He made everything for Thanksgiving

It only makes me wonder how I will prepare my feast when I’m on my own . . . HELP 😦

What else did we have?

Our standard tradition are

  • homemade French Fries (Yes they are the best!)
  • Homemade dinner rolls
  • carrots/celery
  • homemade mashed potatoes
  • Mom made green beans casserole which I’m not a favor of
  • Oh and of course Champagne!!!


It was a little hot in the house that travel to the closed porch which started getting cold. So I wrote my cat’s name “Buddy”

Buddy getting some turkey, he love turkey. I give him the cold cut turkey store brought every night so now he has real turkey for awhile

UGH I ate too much Turkey . . . Haha no he’s really that big 15 lbs worth and he was in the process of getting up. He’s an old boy not that 11 is old but he sure acts like it.















Happy Thanksgiving