Thursday, March 28, 2013

Review: Scent of Magic by Maria V. Snyder

The army of the dead are coming…

Avry of Kazan, the last Healer of the mystical Fifteen Realms, has a power that can’t be matched. But in the minds of her friends and foe alike, Avry no longer exists. Now, as the psychotic King Tohon builds an army mightier than any that has been seen before—a league of undead soldiers—Avry must face her toughest, most terrifying battle alone. Fighting to be reunited with her family and her lover Kerrick, Avry must infiltrate Tohon’s troops. But does she have the power, the rare magic; to do what legend says is impossible?

Genre: YA/High Fantasy with a hint of romance
Series: Healer #2
Rating: 4.5☆s(4☆s)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

2 in 1 Review: Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

"We accept the love we think we deserve." Cheesy, but oddly appropriate.
Genre: YA, Coming of Age
Series: N/a
Rating: Solid 4☆s 

Book review
Dear friend,

Today I finished a book and I writing to you because I thought you'd like to hear about it and maybe even read it if you are into this type of books. Though it did not make me cry (my mother berates me for being emotionless) like it did to many others, it touched my heart ,something I did not know I had until now. Stephen Chbosky,  (or can I call him Steve? since after reading this I feel like we should be friends) tells us a coming of age story through the mind of Charlie, an awkward introvert who thinks too hard about life. I believe that the hardest part of growing up is finding yourself and Steve does a good job of telling it. 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday #3

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Top Ten Books on my Spring TBR List 
Sorry for the hiatus. I haven't participated in one these memes in a while. Like always, this is in no particular order. I will try to include titles that I haven't already mentioned before. Though some of these already published, I still haven't have the time to read them. Here goes:

1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Greene I know. I know. I have been trying to get my hands on this one for a while. I'm not sure if I'm ready for a tearjerker.
2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
3. Delirium by Oliver Lauren They're coming out with a TV show for this one so heck yeah I'm going to try to read the book first!
4. Darkhouse by Karina Halle Horror isn't really my genre but I'm trying to branch out.
5. In the After by Demitria Lunetta Zombies :O
6. Taken by Erin Bowman Hooray for 2013 debut books/authors! :D
7. Unwind by Neal Shusterman
8. Splintered by A.G Howard I swear this one is next. 
9. The Holders by Julianna Scott
10. Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta This one has been on my list way too long. :(

Friday, March 1, 2013

February Favorites

Oh gosh, is it one month already? I feel like I say that every month, it's a bit weird. I am so not ready for March; it is going to be an intense month of serious decision-making. It also means spring is coming, yuck hay fever. I want to skip to summer. Sorry for the hiatus, I have been crazy busy these days and there are still a couple of matters that I need to take care of before coming back to blogging .Every month I post my top favorites (books, movies, songs, tv shows and the like).

Favorite Book of the Month
Legend by Marie Lu
Yes, yes, I know, I'm probably the last person to read this book.
I am still currently reading this and I love it. Review to come soon! 
February  Playlist
Tiptoe-Imagine Dragons
Bleeding Out-Imagine Dragons
Underdog-Imagine Dragons
Demons-Imagine Dragons
The Lion's Roar-First Aid Kit
Emmylou-First Aid Kit
Good Day Sir-Dave Moisan
Mexico-Dave Moisan
Six Degrees of Separation-The Script
The Man Who Can't Be Moved-The Script (an oldie but a goodie)
Tiny Little Bows-Carly Rae Jepson
Highway Don't Care-Tim McGraw
Be Ok-Ingrid Michaelson
Gone Gone Gone-Phillip Phillips
Coal War-Joshua James
Uncharted-Sara Bariellies
Live and Die-The Avett Brothers
Woodland-The Paper Kites

This month has been slow for me in the music genre, so if anyone have good recommendations  I would love to hear it. As you can tell from this playlist, I have a very diverse taste in music ranging from alternative, to rock, to indie pop, to pop, and country.

TV Show
The Carrie Diaries is a new show recently released by  CW.
It  is  the prequel to Sex and the City. I like it for now but I am not sure if I want  to continue.
Favorite Snack
This is such a healthier alternative to chips, and it taste just as well! 
Almond Roca, so good yet so bad.

    So what are your favorites? Thanks for stopping by, and have a happy March! :)