Friday, May 31, 2013

Sea of Monsters Trailer

We have 2 months to wait before the second Percy Jackson movie comes out!!!! I am so excited about Sea of Monsters. The trailer is epic and I was so excited to see Grover again. He is awesome and I adore him <3 Also did you notice that they fixed the whole Annabeth issue? Well I did and I couldn't be happier with the change.

For those of you who don't know. A lot of the fans of the book were upset because the director if the Lightning Thief left Alexandra Daddario's hair brown when in the books her hair is blonde. As a blonde myself this really irritated me. Blondes in movies are typically stupid airheads. I was so excited to see a strong, kick-ass, blonde in a popular movie. Then it didn't happen. But the director and producers listened to the fans and had the actress dye her hair for the second movie.

Additionally, from the look of the trailer, they made the movie look a lot darker and more serious than the Lightning Thief which makes me very happy. So what do you guys think of the trailer? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!



Monday, May 20, 2013

Quote of the Day

"Peeta, you were supposed to wake me after a couple of hours," I say.

"For what? Nothing's going on here," he says. "Besides, I like watching you sleep. You don't scowl. Improves your looks a lot."

This, of course, brings on a scowl that makes him grin.” 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Beautiful Creatures Review!

Hello readers!!

I know I have been a terrible blogger lately and for that I am so sorry. I am working on being better :)
To get back into the swing of things I bring you my thoughts on Beautiful Creatures.

On Goodreads this book has gotten a lot of mixed reviews and I understand why. Going into this book I had high expectations about it. All of the book bloggers I watch on YouTube loved it, it seemed like my type of book and I couldn't wait to start reading it. However, around page 200 or so I realized the pace of the book was not going to pick up. It just drugggggg on and on. The ending, however, was so unexpected and AMAZING! it just took for everrrr to get there.

If you are not familiar with Beautiful Creatures then here is a brief synopsis:

Nothing new ever happens in the small southern town of Gatlin, South Carolina. At least until the Boo Radley of Gatlin comes into town. Lena Duchannes is mysterious, troubled, and the worst thing you can possibly be in Gatlin, different. Everyone in town automatically hates her. Everyone except Ethan Wate. Ethan has been longing to get out of Gatlin for years. When he meets Lena she is like a breath of fresh air. Her mystery and secrets introduce Ethan to a side of Gatlin he never dreamed could exist. But as Lena nears her 16th birthday, the secrets of Gatlin, the Duchannes', and the Wates are exposed leaving Lena and Ethan changed forever.

Sounds good right? Well it is. The plot line is fantastic! It's mysterious, unique, and the ending will have you at the edge of your seat. The southern setting is rich and full of interesting characters. Our protagonist, Ethan, is so funny and lovable. I just want to be friends with him. He is adorable and slowly turning into one of my favorite literary male characters.

The problem I had with the book was the pacing. Right when the plot should speed up, it continues to creep along. If the plot wasn't so interesting I wouldn't have made it through. I also think I would have enjoyed this book more if I was around 15-17. Some parts are written in a more juvenile way, but it may be the age of the main characters (15-16). However, I am still excited to continue the series. Fingers crossed that the pacing improves with the series.


Stars: 3.5 out of 5
Pacing: Horrible
Plot: Amazing!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon

Hello readers!!

Have you missed me? I know I've missed all of you! Blame college and major life changes :)

Anyway I am back to tell you all about the read-a-thon I will be participating in tomorrow! It is called the Dewey's 24 hour read-a-thon. Dewey's holds two a year in April and in October. The one for April starts tomorrow (April 27th) at Midnight! GET EXCITED PEOPLE!!

Follow me on Twitter to stay unto date with how I'm doing, what I'm reading, and what I think about the books I am reading. Twitter link :)

You can also see my Twitter posts on my Facebook page.

Let's move on to the books shall we? We shall!

I am currently reading Beautiful Creatures *cue awesome music with trumpets*. ITS SO GOOD!!! I am close to half-way and ahhh it's just a fun, romantic, adventurous read. If I finish that book, I will start the next book in the Caster's Chronicles: Beautiful Darkness.

I am so excited guys!!! Let me know if you are also going to participate in the read-a-thon! It's going to be fun :) 



Thursday, March 14, 2013

Hello everyone. TWLOHA's had to make some changes to the Barnes and Noble Book fair schedule so here is the updated flyer. I really hope a lot of you can come and support the group! As the flyer says there will be live acoustic music so you should at least come and check that out!

I am sorry I haven't been posting a lot. To be honest with you all, I haven't been reading all that much. A certain boy has a little to do with that, but pure mental exhaustion from school is the main reason. The soonest I can post a new review will be in early April. Also, my birthday is April 5th so I will for sure be posting a book haul for you all! I'm thinking about doing that as a video since it will be so big. That way I can also talk a little more about each book and things like that.

Until then I have a few ideas up my sleeve so as always stay tuned :)

I hope you all have been reading wonderful books and life has been treating you well outside of the pages :)



Monday, February 25, 2013

TWLOHA Barnes and Noble Bookfair

For anyone in the High Point, NC area, you should try to attend the TWLOHA book fair. The event will start with a reading from Ned Vizzini's "It's Kind of a Funny Story". After that we will have a discussion about mental health, relationships, depression and anxiety, eating disorders and body image and will close with a live acoustic session with Ryan Dillon. 

If you aren't familiar with TWLOHA, the organizations basic mission is to promote an understanding of depression, anxiety, self-harm, and create a support group for any suffering individuals. I am proud to be a part of our University Chapter. 

If you want to support TWLOHA use the Bookfair ID: 11034758 at the checkout. A portion of every sale goes to the organization so we can continue to spread a message of understanding and hope.

Please join me in supporting TWLOHA at this wonderful event!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Okay guys the Giveaway is finally here!! Wooo get excited ya'll! Compete the tasks for entries. Somethings you can do daily so check back everyday to add more entry's for the prize! Speaking of… the prize is the Cameron Jace bundle of your choice! You can select the Grimm Prequels 1-6 bundle, or if you have read those then the newest bundle of the Grimm Prequels 7-10. The Winner will be announced on Valentines Day and I will give you the information to claim your prize. Now start entering people!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


As I hinted at before I have a fabulous surprise for you all!! I got the opportunity to interview the author of The Grimm Diaries Prequels, Cameron Jace! At the end of the interview I will tell you about another surprise Cameron and I have cooked up for Valentines Day :)

Why did you decide to retell the Grimm Fairytales in this darker way?
Well, i didn't decide. It just came out this way. The Grimm's real stories were even darker with a lot of adult themes, but I thought, it should be darker but still be fun, so I settled for most of them being teenagers.

Were fairytales a part of your childhood? If not what books were?
Actually, yes and no. I read alot of fairy tales when I was kid, but didn't really like them. I think it's because I red the fluffy rewritten versions. There something wrong about them. For instance, I've always thought Little Red Riding Hood should be a kickass hero. But then I started rereading fairy tales when I was in my twenties. The reason was actually Neil Gaiman writing his amazing book Stardust and then Coraline, and I like the gritty dark yet funny feel to them. I ended up reading the original ones, and I huzzaa, I was in love with fairy tales all over again.

So, what is your favorite fairytale and why?

My favorite is one I am shocked not many people know about it. It's called the Buried Moon, about a girl who is actually the moon. I love it, and think I will write a series about it.

The paranormal is a big part of this series. What paranormal creature do you like the most?
Hmm... I am not sure, because I like alot. I like Hobbits lol, and I like Elves, and many others, but I'm sure I hate Goblins. Hate'm although they make me laugh. 

Going off that, we all have a desire to be a paranormal creature. Which creature would you like to be?
I'd go with Elves, they live longer, have a beautiful kingdom, and pointed ears. I like pointed ears:)

Haha I have a fondness of pointed ears myself :) Which authors if any did you draw inspiration from?
I was raised on reading Stephen King. I learned what character is from him. Neil Gaiman comes next, amazing writer. Then there is a long list that follows.

Do you listen to music while you write?
Sometimes. Usually I like a silent room with a view if possible. If i can't have that and there is the slightest noise for any reason, I listen to music of songs I really know well so they don't distract me.

A lot of my readers are college students. Did you have any memorable college moments you want to share?
College was an awesome time in my life. I remember getting heartbroken in college, lol. But the memories are endless. I don't know, but all that comes to me is that I had to fake paying attention in class. i mean, I discovered on my own quirky terms, that the best way to do whatever you want in class without being caught is faking attention from time to time, like raising your hand, asking as silly and generic question to get the teacher off your back and start having fun thereafter. Sneaky I know:)

Well there you have it. My first author interview!!! I hope there will be many more to come. As for the surprise I've been teasing you all with… Cameron Jace has been generous enough to giveaway any one of his books that you choose! I will be picking the winner through Rafflecopter. But first I have to figure out how that thing works haha I will post it tomorrow 



Friday, January 11, 2013

Michelle Reviews: The Grimm Diaries Prequels volumes 1-6

Oh my gosh you guys! I have stumbled onto the best little series! If you follow me on Goodreads  (link here) then you already know what it is. Drum roll please…. It's the Grimm Diaries Prequels by Cameron Jace!

The series is sort of like a peek into a fairytale character's (or as Jace refers to them in the book Immortals) world and in some cases mind. Each prequel focuses solely on one character (or one group of characters) plot line. Yet, all the books tie in with each other and begin to create a spiderweb of interwoven connections that you would never see coming. These prequels are darker and have more of a Coraline or a Snow White and the Huntsman feel to them. I like that they aren't the typical nice and pretty kind of stories that end in nice and pretty ways. They feel real and deal a powerful blow to any preconceived notions you had about your favorite fairytale characters. A vampire or two may even pop up *wink wink*

As the title "The Grimm Diaries Prequels" suggest there is a series of books yet to come. I believe Jace is going to add more prequels first in a separate bundle, but that hasn't been confirmed yet.

As I said on my Amazon review of the set: "[If] you like your fairytales with a side of blood and evil? Then The Grimm Diary Prequels are for you!"

If you are interested in purchasing the prequels they are all currently sold as an ebook bundle on Amazon for $0.99. The link is right here.

Oh and be sure to keep your eye on this blog because a certain author may have let me interview him and just might have something to give one of you. :)

Bye guys!



Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Michelle Review's: Dash and Lily's book of Dares

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares
by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

If I were 12-14 I think I would have enjoyed this more. It was just too… fluffy for me. Everything was sweet and nothing was all that interesting. 

While the beginning and the overall concept were very cute, I grew extremely bored toward the end. I didn't feel like the characters devolved much throughout the story. Instead, every chapter was like a new version of the previous chapter.

The writing itself had a hint of John Green too it. Like how Dash used word play and there were dictionary definitions and such. But the depth that John Green adds to his books was lacking. But, to be fair, this book wasn't trying to be deep. It was meant to be cute and light, which it did accomplish.

Happy reading everyone!