Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Three Wishes Wednesday #9

It's Wednesday! Which means it's I get three wishes and hopefully (are you listening mum? Santa? Fairy Godmother? God????) they will come true but let's face it so far none of them has come true *cries* but Oh well let's get this show on the road! This week I'm wishing for...

1) Sing Me to Sleep by Angela Morrison

Release Date - March 4th 2010

Why- Wait until you hear the storyline, it actually sound so good and loving the cover can't hurt either :P

Description - THE TRANSFORMATION Beth has always been “The Beast”—that’s what everyone at school calls her because of her awkward height, facial scars, and thick glasses. Beth’s only friend is geeky, golden-haired Scott. That is, until she’s selected to be her choir’s soprano soloist, and receives the makeover that will change her life forever.THE LOVE AFFAIR When Beth’s choir travels to Switzerland, she meets Derek: pale, brooding, totally dreamy. Derek’s untethered passion—for music, and for Beth—leaves her breathless. Because in Derek’s eyes? She’s not The Beast, she’s The Beauty.THE IMPOSSIBLE CHOICE
When Beth comes home, Scott, her best friend in the world, makes a confession that leaves her completely torn. Should she stand by sweet, steady Scott or follow the dangerous, intense new feelings she has for Derek? THE HEARTBREAK The closer Beth gets to Derek, the further away he seems. Then Beth discovers that Derek’s been hiding a dark secret from her …one that could shatter everything.

2) Siren by Tricia Rayburn

Release Date- July 13th 2010

Why- I have had my eyes on this one for a while and I'm still wishing for it.

Description - Seventeen-year-old Vanessa Sands is afraid of everything—the dark, heights, the ocean—but her fearless older sister, Justine, has always been there to coach her through every challenge. That is, until Justine goes cliff-diving one night near the family’s vacation house in Maine, and her lifeless body washes up on shore the next day. Though her parents hope that they’ll be able to find closure back in Boston, Vanessa can’t help feeling that her sister’s death wasn’t an accident. After discovering that Justine was keeping a lot of secrets, Vanessa returns to Winter Harbor, hoping that Justine’s boyfriend might know more. But Caleb has been missing since Justine’s death. Soon, it’s not just Vanessa who’s afraid. All of Winter Harbor is abuzz with anxiety when another body washes ashore, and panic sets in when the small town becomes host to a string of fatal, water-related accidents in which all the victims are found, horrifically, grinning from ear to ear. Vanessa turns to Caleb’s brother, Simon, for help, and begins to find herself drawn to him. As the pair try to understand the sudden rash of creepy drownings, Vanessa uncovers a secret that threatens her new romance—and will change her life forever.

3) The Ivy by Lauren Kunze, Rina Onur

Release Date - August 31st 2010

Why - The red cover is addictive don't you think?

Description - Freshman year at Harvard--glamorous parties, blossoming friendships, steamy romances, and scandalous secrets. Skip the campus tour and get right to the good stuff: classes are for scoping guys (and their Facebook profiles), not taking notes. The library is for study dates (the medieval history stacks get a lot of action), not studying. And success is a 4.0 GPA... plus getting into the most exclusive parties. How will Callie--a California girl with brains, beauty, and big dreams--and her three roommates survive?

Well tha's what I'm wishing for. What do you have on your wishlist?
Badass Bookie xx

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Poison Diaries

Another catch up review for the the Summer Break Challenge! Poison Diaries by Maryrose Wood and The Duchess of Northumberland. This book is going to be released late next month (not sure when) so this is like an Advanced Review! I have been reading this book online at Harpercollins Browse inside. for a limited time you can read the whole book for free! I posted a link to it, I think last monday? Anyway check out the monday madness post to get the link.

Now for the review, personally I thoguht the book was alright. I don't like reading in diary form but it was alrightish in this case. It wasn't what I expected though, I thought I was about magic and poison and evil witches but in turn it was about a girl who lives with her father who in turn owns a poison garden. There is also a boy called Weed. The characters were alright, the plot was good, cover nothing to note, starts was kinda and ending was abit teary. That pretty mcuh sums up the book. It was good but not great, not really mine genre either but I guess I stray from the genres sometimes :P. Rating 3/5

Badass Bookie xx

Wicked Enchantment

Hey all!!! It's Actvity three time! We are writing catch up for all the books we have read lately and well I have to say I probably write one review for every three that I read so yer this is a great. It's a today thing so if you see a chain of review this is why!!!!

Alright first catch up review is Wicked Enchantment by Anya Bast. It is the first in her new series Dark Magick which was released earlier this year. I finshed this on Friday but because I finished Changeless on the same day I reviewed Changeless and left this one (oops). Anyway this is the first Dark Fantasy non YA book I have read in a while. I can't really think of anything wrong with it but it wasn't really anything different either. It was 'Just Another Book' the plot was alright, characters alright, ending alright. Everything was just alright so really nothing memorable. However I really liked how it weaves the Wild Hunt into the story.It was an alrightish book but it was one of the betteralrightish book. ; P Rating 3/5

Badass Bookie xx

Monday, June 28, 2010

Super Huge Mage Crazy Birthday Bash @ Hooked on YA Books!!!!

I don't know about you but I HEART Contests & Giveaways!!! Although I never win anything it's always good to enter them to join in the fun! Now, this one is one you DON'T want to miss out on! Alexa @ Hooked on YA Books is celebrating her 16th B'day AND her 1st Blogoversary *cheering, confetti, marching band, banner girls* and she is having a MASSIVE Contest. Honestly, she is making my wallet cry because oh boy is it big! ANyway fantasic Giveaway don't want to miss it ENDS June 30th and it's international so DON'T forget to enter HERE

A Spy in the House

Review Time! I finished two books yesterday (whoop whoop) but I'm only going to review one today because I saved the other one for a rainy day review (hehe) Anyway, yesterday I finished A Spy in the House by Y.S.Lee. I'm positive this is a 2010 Debut Author book so YAYYYYY Two down in my challenge!!!!

(which Cover do you like better? I got the red one but I like the other one better.)

Anyway, I really liked this book!!!!! I love the 1800's setting. Not to mention all the mysteries solving and 'stuff'. The plot was pretty good however it kinda got mushy and confusing at the end. The characters were really interesting and absolutely loved Mary & James. the writing style was really easy to read and it was a nice change from all the heavy reading I've done lately. Great book, fantastic plot (minus the ending), interesting charcters and yer a good read! So make sure you pick it up if you're into the mystery, historical 'stuff'. Rating 3.75/5

Badass Bookie xx

Sunday, June 27, 2010

In My Mailbox #4

Hey Guys! It's Sunday!!!! So it's In My Mailbox time! In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren. In My Mailbox is when you show what bookishly related 'stuff' you got this week. It's an awesome meme that is heaps of fun so get invovled! Now this week I tried to cut down the amount of books I got since my TBR pile is wayyy to high  (nearly up to my waist and I not so short either!) so I only got three books this week! ( I linked them to Goodreads descriptions taken off there too.) Anyway they were good book that I'm dyingto read so here we go ....

1) Raised By Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
I have been wanting to read this since I saw it at the shops a few weeks ago. However, I was broke than and couldn't really afford it so I got it this week :P

Description- Adopted by the Alpha of a werewolf pack after a rogue wolf brutally killed her parents right before her eyes, fifteen-year-old Bryn knows only pack life, and the rigid social hierarchy that controls it. That doesn't mean that she's averse to breaking a rule or two. But when her curiosity gets the better of her and she discovers Chase, a new teen locked in a cage in her guardian's basement, and witnesses him turn into a wolf before her eyes, the horrific memories of her parents' murders return. Bryn becomes obsessed with getting her questions answered, and Chase is the only one who can provide the information she needs. But in her drive to find the truth, will Bryn push too far beyond the constraints of the pack, forcing her to leave behind her friends, her family, and the identity that she's shaped?

2)Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis
Another one that I have had my eyes on. Second wolfish book this week hehe

Description- Shelby’s summer plans go totally awry when her horrible stepmother sends her off to “brat camp” as punishment for one too many broken curfews. Camp is full of spoiled rich kids, obnoxious counselors wanting Shelby to talk about her feelings, and a totally inhumane “no cell phones” policy. Things start looking up, though, when Shelby meets fellow camper (and son of a rock star) Austin Bridges III. But soon she realizes there’s more to Austin than crush material—his family has a dark secret, and he wants Shelby’s help guarding it. Shelby knows that bad boys get her into trouble…but who is she to turn her back on a guy in need, especially such a good-looking one?

3)The Demon's Lexion by Sarah Rees Brennan
Picked it up because the guy on the cover looks good and well I wanted to read it :P

Description- Nick and his brother, Alan, have spent their lives on the run from magic. Their father was murdered, and their mother was driven mad by magicians and the demons who give them power. The magicians are hunting the Ryves family for a charm that Nick's mother stole -- a charm that keeps her alive -- and they want it badly enough to kill again. Danger draws even closer when a brother and sister come to the Ryves family for help. The boy wears a demon's mark, a sign of death that almost nothing can erase...and when Alan also gets marked by a demon, Nick is des-perate to save him. The only way to do that is to kill one of the magicians they have been hiding from for so long. Ensnared in a deadly game of cat and mouse, Nick starts to suspect that his brother is telling him lie after lie about their past. As the magicians' Circle closes in on their family, Nick uncovers the secret that could destroy them all.

That's all this week! What did you get in your Mailbox?
The Badass Bookie xx

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Summer Break Reading Challenge (Activity #2)

Hello my fellow BookLovers!  It's like elevenish pm right now and my feet hurt like hell (never wear converse without socks when you're going shopping with your mum).Anyhow, back to topic a few days ago I posted a post about the Summer Break Challenge hosted by Karin @ Karin's Book Nook ? Remember? Anyway, fantastic challenge if you're not already participating go on now and do it! So that post was the first Activity which was list your goals and today's post is the second Activity. Which is....*drum roll* Wordle about your fave book/s!!!!!

So I have never used Wordle so maybe mine is abit plain. Anyway I chose my favourite Faerie serie ( yes, I categorise my favourites hehe) which are Wings & Spells by Aprilynne Pike. Very cute series and I absolutely HEART Tamani (I going to marry him so DIBS!) I going to write him sonnets and poems and so that 'he loves me he loves not thing'!!!! Okay, back to it I chose Autumny colours to match with the fact that Laurel is a FAll Faerie. I neamed this wordle....Wings that take you to Avalon...(don't laugh I know it's corny).

NOTE- The HTMLcode didn't work and I couldn't find a way to save the picture so my only option was to take a photo of the screen and post it on. FORGIVE ME MY AMIGOS BUT DESPERATE TIMES COMES WITH DESPERATE WAYS!!!!!! I will go back and somehow save the photo so yer tomorrow :P

here's a link though - Wordle

I got a picture :P

Sweet Dreams!
Badass Bookie xx

Friday, June 25, 2010

Book Blogger Hop #3 and Follow Friday!

Hello all my lovely little munchkins! How are we all????? It's it that time fo the week again. The time where we all go hopping on the road to Book Blogger Wonderland!!!! *confetti, marching band, banner girls, balloons* Anyway Book Blogger Hop is hosted weekly by Jennifer @ Crazy for Books. It is basically a great three day event where we all go check out each other's blogs and get the buzzer feel of what's going on at everyone's blogs! Also there is the Follow Firday which is hosted by Parajunkee View Now, if you are hopping by beacuse of the Hop PLEASE leave a comment so I can repay the favour and hop along to your as well. Oh, and if you leave a link that would be GREATLY appreciated , saves me the trouble of going to find a link and than check your blog out!


Alright my lovely poppets go knock yourselves out! Adios!
Badass Bookie xx


Review Time! You know I actually pretty disappointed with how many books I have been able to read this week. Last Holidays I was able to read one book a day butthis holidaysit seems like start 10 books a day and finish one a week (not good). However, I did manage to finish Changeless by Gail Carriger today. Now last holidays I finished the first one Soulless and loved it so high hopes for this one. On a sidenote has anyone realised I have read alot of second in the series in the last two weeks? Anyway, I quite liked this one very much like the first but interesting plot. I love the victorian setting with the supernatural twist. It makes so much more memorable than just plain supernaturalism (is that a word?) So it started off a bit slowly like blah blah blah and than it got interesting so I guess that made it okay. There was this bomb *shock, gasp,scandal* at the end which leaves me DYING to read to the next book. However since I have this habit of reading the ending first than going back to read the whole book it wasn't so bombly (is this word too?). Anyway, I find Ivy, the best friend a great nuisance and can't stand her but that's the whole point so I will let it go. The sisters and the mum is annyoing too but they are portrayed that way and it's certainly a very entertaining read. The style of writing does take some time getting used to but that's because it's quite old fashioned. However, it's more bearable than Shakespere. The woman on the cover has a really unattractive fringe so no comment on the cover and besides that all that pretty good book so Rating- 4/5

Badass Bookie xx

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Summer Break Reading Challenge

Hey all! I have decided to take part in another challenge! Proudly bought to you by Karin from Karin's Book Nook is the Summer Break Reading Challenge! *clapping, confetti, cheering, maching band* I have never participated in one of Karin's Challenges so I'm SUPER DUPER excited XD Anyway, I have decided to take part in the first activity which is a making a list goals you hope to accomplish by the end of the Summer Break or however long the challenge is (it didn't mention) You can partipate too by entering HERE

Summer Break Reading Challenge

So since I have this..this addiction! of buying and borrowing more books than I can possibly read. I have dedicated this summer to somehow decreasing my TBR pile. ( I have linked all book to goodreads becasue I heart goodreads, descriptions taken of goodreads too) So my goal for this summer is to....

1)I was Jane Austen's best friend by Cora Harrison
Description - When shy Jenny Cooper goes to stay with her cousin Jane Austen she knows nothing of the world of beautiful dresses, dances, secrets, gossip and romance that Jane inhabits. But Jane is already a sharp observer of the customs of courtship, and when Jenny falls utterly in love with the dashing Captain Thomas Williams, who better than Jane to help her win the heart of this most eligible of men?

2)The 13 Treasures by Michelle Harrison
Description - No one else can see the evil fairies that rouse Tanya from her sleep, torturing her at the slightest mention of their existence, but they are as real to the 13-year-old as anything she's ever known. She cannot rid herself of them, nor can she ignore them. But it is her insistence on responding to them that has her banished to her grandmother's secluded countryside manor. There is much to explore and even more to fear in the woods surrounding the estate. But, the forest isn't the only source of dark secrets, and Tanya soon finds herself entangled in a mystery that could trap her in the fairy realm forever.

3)A Spy in the House by Y.S.Lee
Description - Rescued from the gallows in 1850s London, young orphan (and thief) Mary Quinn is surprised to be offered a singular education, instruction in fine manners — and an unusual vocation. Miss Scrimshaw’s Academy for Girls is a cover for an all-female investigative unit called The Agency, and at seventeen, Mary is about to put her training to the test. Assuming the guise of a lady’s companion, she must infiltrate a rich merchant’s home in hopes of tracing his missing cargo ships. But the household is full of dangerous deceptions, and there is no one to trust — or is there? Packed with action and suspense, banter and romance, and evoking the gritty backstreets of Victorian London, this breezy mystery debuts a daring young detective who lives by her wits while uncovering secrets — including those of her own past.

4)Need by Carrie Jones
Description - Zara White suspects there's a freaky guy semi-stalking her. She's also obsessed with phobias. And it's true, she hasn't exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But exiling her to shivery Maine to live with her grandmother? That seems a bit extreme. The move is supposed to help her stay sane...but Zara's pretty sure her mom just can't deal with her right now.She couldn't be more wrong. Turns out the semi-stalker is not a figment of Zara's overactive imagination. In fact, he's still following her, leaving behind an eerie trail of gold dust. There's something not right - not human - in this sleepy Maine town, and all signs point to Zara.

5)Solace & Grief by Foz Meadows
Description - Solace Morgan was born a vampire. Raised in foster care, she has always tried to keep her abilities secret, until an eerie encounter with a faceless man prompts her to run away. Finding others with similar gifts, Solace soon becomes caught up in a strange, more vibrant world than she ever knew existed. But when the mysterious Professor Lukin takes an interest in her friends, she is forced to start asking questions of her own. What happened to her parents? Who is Sharpsoft? And since when has there been a medieval dungeon under Hyde Park?

6)Little Vampire Women by Lynn Messina, Louisa May Alcott
Description - The dear, sweet March sisters are back, and Marmee has told them to be good little women. Good little vampire women, that is. That's right: Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy have grown up since you last read their tale, and now they have (much) longer lives and (much) more ravenous appetites. Marmee has taught them well, and so they live by an unprecedented moral code of abstinence ... from human blood. Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy must learn to get along with one another, help make society a better place, and avoid the vampire hunters who pose a constant threat to their existence. Plus, Laurie is dying to become a part of the March family, at any cost. Some things never change.

7)Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Description - Adopted by the Alpha of a werewolf pack after a rogue wolf brutally killed her parents right before her eyes, fifteen-year-old Bryn knows only pack life, and the rigid social hierarchy that controls it. That doesn't mean that she's averse to breaking a rule or two. But when her curiosity gets the better of her and she discovers Chase, a new teen locked in a cage in her guardian's basement, and witnesses him turn into a wolf before her eyes, the horrific memories of her parents' murders return. Bryn becomes obsessed with getting her questions answered, and Chase is the only one who can provide the information she needs. But in her drive to find the truth, will Bryn push too far beyond the constraints of the pack, forcing her to leave behind her friends, her family, and the identity that she's shaped?

8)Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis
Description - Shelby’s summer plans go totally awry when her horrible stepmother sends her off to “brat camp” as punishment for one too many broken curfews. Camp is full of spoiled rich kids, obnoxious counselors wanting Shelby to talk about her feelings, and a totally inhumane “no cell phones” policy. Things start looking up, though, when Shelby meets fellow camper (and son of a rock star) Austin Bridges III. But soon she realizes there’s more to Austin than crush material—his family has a dark secret, and he wants Shelby’s help guarding it. Shelby knows that bad boys get her into trouble…but who is she to turn her back on a guy in need, especially such a good-looking one?

1) The Body Finder
2) Inside Out
3) My Soul to Save
4) Hex Hall
5) Infinity

Well those are my goals for the summer hopefully I can cut down eight books from my TBR list and read the five books that I have been wanting to read since well ..a long time !

ps- Don't forget to get involved in my trial run of Writer's Block!

Badass Bookie xx

Potential NEW BLOG FEATURE - Trial Run

Hola Amigos! As you can read I am running an trial of a new blog feature today. Since I'm on holidays I have been busy racking through my brain to find new ideas for my blog! So far I have come up with an idea for a Blog meme (potential, maybe, could be epic fail), several blog feature ideas and a whole bunch of books I want to review so I decided to put something in action today. *Clears Throat* Introducing for the very first time ...Writers Block! and no it's not a help group for troubled would be writers (that's another good ideathough...)

Now to explain this feature, it is like a ehhhh game. Basically it's like gathering together and writing a story of some thought. So I would start the story by writing two sentences or something like that and than a commenter (aka you) would continue it on from there and so on.

ME- It was a hot summer's night. Lucy glanced out at the ocean.
Commenter #1 - She was deep in thought when suddenly batman appeared
Commenter #2 - he swooped her of her feet and carried her into the night

Something like that BUT obviously longer. Rules for this game/feature are-
1) No killing off charcters
2) Only write appropriate things so no batmans or spidermans or paris hiltons
3) Please don't end the story ( like don't write and they lived happily ever after
4) You part in the story has to be at least a few sentences to a short paragraph lengh but no more than that
5) You can't post continuous parts of the story their has to be someone else's 'part' in between. (so you can post more than one part

So yup that's the Potential NEW BLOG FEATURE. Writer's Block would go for a period of five days, so you have five days to contribute to the story. No more contributes after five days for on the sixth day the 'finished story' will be posted up. NOTE- I will finish the story if it doesn't quite make sense. On the seventh day there will be brand new Writer's Block!


Okay, I will start now *deep breath, crossing finger, praying to god*

Story Untitled YET.

There he stood across the room. Even from the entrance I could see that he was looking at me. (YOUR TURN!)

Badass Bookie xx

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Three Wishes Wednesday #8

Hey guys you might have noticed that I didn't post a Three Wishes Wednesday last week but that is only because I was extremely busy and it was the last week of school. Now this week I have been checking out many reviews and seen new releases. I discovered the time that I never knew I had! Anyway, I have found some Fantabulous new reads that I realllllllly want to read :P and away we go.....

1) Anxious Hearts by Tucker Shaw

Release Date- 1st May 2010

Why- To be truthful the cover kinda sold me. The book sounds really good but it was really the cover that made me go yup defeinitly worth reading, going to read it.

Description- “Evangeline,” he repeated, calling at a whisper. “Evangeline.” He was not calling that she may hear, he was calling that somehow her soul might know that he was devoted entirely to her, only to her. “Evangeline, I will find you.” Eva and Gabe explore the golden forest of their seaside Maine town, unknowingly tracing the footsteps of two teens, Evangeline and Gabriel, who once lived in the idyllic wooded village of Acadia more than one hundred years ago. On the day that Evangeline and Gabriel were be wed, their village was attacked and the two were separated. And now in the present, Gabe has mysteriously disappeared from Eva. A dreamlike, loose retelling of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s famous love poem “Evangeline,” Anxious Hearts tells an epic tale of unrequited love and the hope that true love can be reunited.

2) Bleeding Violets by Dia Reeves

Release Date- 5th January 2010

Why- Purple is my favourite colour, the cover is extremely purple does that ring a bell?

Description - Love can be a dangerous thing.... Hanna simply wants to be loved. With a head plagued by hallucinations, a medicine cabinet full of pills, and a closet stuffed with frilly, violet dresses, Hanna's tired of being the outcast, the weird girl, the freak. So she runs away to Portero, Texas in search of a new home.
But Portero is a stranger town than Hanna expects. As she tries to make a place for herself, she discovers dark secrets that would terrify any normal soul. Good thing for Hanna, she's far from normal. As this crazy girl meets an even crazier town, only two things are certain: Anything can happen and no one is safe.

3) Matched by Ally Condie

Release Date- 30th November 2010

Why- I have been wanting read this book for the last week or so ever since I discovered it on a bookish blog. OMG it sounds sooooooooooooo good. Guys, I am so excited for this that I would probably trade my whole TBR pile for it! This sound absolutely amazing!

Description - In the Society, Officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die. Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s barely any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one . . . until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path no one else has ever dared follow—between perfection and passion. Matched is a story for right now and storytelling with the resonance of a classic
That's all for this week! What are YOU wishing for? (btw I think I lousy faerie godmother T_T)
Badass Bookie xx

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Review Time. AGAIN! Yesterday was the first day of holidays and I read one of the most amzing book in the world so I couldn't not write a review. I finished Spells by Aprilynne Pike yesterday! This is the sequel to Wings which is like one of the best books in the world ( I HEART TAMANI!!!! TEAM TAMANI!!!! DAVID CAN GO JUMP OFF A CLIFF !!!!!!!) Anyway, I had very high expectations for this book since I absolutely loved Wings and I wasn't disappointed either! Amazingggggg

The plot was really good however I would have liked to see more of Tamani and less of David. Honestly, I loved half the book (the half with Tamani and Laurel) but kinda wanted to rip out Laurel from the pages for the other half and shkae some sense into her. Gosh, that girl is sooooooo selfish! She thinks she can have the best of both world and..and SHE CAN'T ! She hurt Tamani and I don't like it D: ( I am seriously in love Tamani you know) Anyway besides that fact the book was really good ! The best book I have read in a while (since Spirit Bound) . Great charcters, although I'm a tad disappointed with Laurel and I think David should go play on the road BUT Tamani *swoooooon*. Fantastic plot, Great Romance, loved the cover and yer nothing really I can pick on soooo Rating - 4.5/5 (Laurel cost the book the .5 *sigh*)

Badass Bookie xx

Monday, June 21, 2010

Ghostgirl : Homecoming

Review Time! Finished Ghostgirl : Homecoming by Tonya Hurley on Saturday!I had high expectations for this one for I really liked the first one. Um, I have to say those high expectations weren't exactly met which is one of the reasons why it took me sooooo long to read it. The first book was wayy better, this one just wasn't interesting. The plot was really pointless and didn't really go anyway ( I call them circle plots - One BIG FAT CIRCLE and back to where we started) The characters don't seem as cool as they were in the first one. The ending was alright but the start was borrringgggg. Really, I have to say I was very very very disappointed with this one D: THe first book was so much better! So unfortunately I didn't enjoy this one very much and found it quite boring. D; Rating 2.5 / 5

Badass Bookie xx

Sunday, June 20, 2010

In My Mailbox #3

Hey Guys! I really excited to share the contents of my mailbox this week because I got heaps and heaps of book since holidays are coming up. I have linked every book to goodreads so you can check it out. Okay well with nothing else to say here we go....

  1. Nightworld Volume One by L.J.Smith - I decided to get the book and read it since I have been wanting to read it for like ever.
  2. Nightworld Volume Two by L.J.Smith - I'm a really lazy person so to save me te trouble of going to get the second book after I read the first I just got it at the same time.
  3. The Bad Queen : rules and instructions for Marie- Antoinette by Carolyn Meyer - Apparently this is the sixth book in the series but you don't have to read them in order because they are like not related so yer.
  4. Solace & Grief by Foz Meadows - 2010 Debut Author book, it's about vampires, decided to get it.
  5. Little Vampire Women by Lynn Messina, Louisa may Alcott - I loved little women and well this is the vampire mash up so I decided to pick it up
  6. The Debs by Susan McBride - I dunno why I picked up this one...o_O
  7. Pretty Monsters :Stories by Kelley Link - Everyone is talking about it so I'm going to see what all the fuss is about.
  8. The Visables by Sara Shepard - I love Pretty Little LIars and I wanted to see what this one is about.
  9. Percy Jackson : The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan - I'm in love with this series absolutley love Percy
  10. Percy Jackson : The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan - I too lazy to pick up this one after reading the third one.

That's all for this week! I have wayyy too many books to read! I haven't even read my book from two weeks ago!
Badass Bookie xx

Saturday, June 19, 2010

How Aussie are You?

I was on Holly's blog @ Good Golly Miss Holly like three mintues ago when I came across her participation in the blog meme 'How Aussie are You' and since I'm true Aussie all the way, I decided to take part in it. I not quite sure who hold this meme because everyone is referring to someone different but I'm just going to refer to Holly ( then you can refer to whoever she refers to-hehe). Anyway, you don't have to be really aussie to do this since well I'm pretty sure most of you have done these things anyway. The ones in bold and red are the ones that I have done Here it goes-

  1. Heard a kookaburra in person.
  2. Slept under the stars.
  3. Seen a koala.
  4. Visited Melbourne.
  5. Watched a summer thunderstorm.
  6. Worn a pair of thongs. (pratically live in them btw guys thong s are flip flops not g-strings)
  7. Been to Uluru (Ayer’s Rock)
  8. Visited Cape York.
  9. Held a snake.
  10. Sang along with Khe San.
  11. Drank VB.
  12. Visited Sydney. (used to live there)
  13. Have seen a shark.
  14. Have used Aussie (and NZ) slang naturally in a conversation.
  15. Had an actual conversation with an indigenous Australian (Aboriginal).
  16. Eaten hot chips from the bag at the beach.
  17. Walked/climbed over the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
  18. Used an outside dunny, and checked under the seat before sitting down.
  19. Seen Chloe in Young & Jackson’s.
  20. Slept on an overnight train or bus.
  21. Been to Sydney’s Mardi Gras
  22. Have gone bush-bashing.
  23. Taken a sickie.
  24. Been to see a game of Aussie Rules football.
  25. Have seen wild camels.
  26. Gone skinny dipping.
  27. Done a Tim Tam Slam.
  28. Ridden in a tram in Melbourne.
  29. Been at an ANZAC day Dawn Service.
  30. Watched a sunrise or sunset.
  31. Held a wombat.
  32. Been on a roadtrip of 800km or more.
  33. Seen the Great Australian Bight in person.
  34. Had a really bad sunburn.
  35. Visited an Aboriginal community.
  36. Seen a redback spider.
  37. Have watched Paul Hogan.
  38. Seen Blue Poles in person.
  39. Wandered barefoot in the bush/outback.
  40. Eaten Vegemite.
  41. Thrown a boomerang.
  42. Seen the Kimberleys.
  43. Hitched Hiked a ride ( I haven't but I have it down for a 'before I die')
  44. Given a hitch-hiker a lift.
  45. Been to Perth.
  46. Have tried Lemon, Lime and Bitters.
  47. Tried playing a didgeridoo.
  48. Seen dinosaur footprints.
  49. Eaten Tim Tams.
  50. Been to Darwin.
  51. Touched a kangaroo.
  52. Visted the Great Barrier Reef.
  53. Listened to Kevin Bloody Wilson.
  54. Killed a Cane Toad.
  55. Gone to a drive-in theatre.
  56. Have read and own books by Australian authors. (meet several every year)
  57. Visited Adelaide.
  58. Know the story behind “Eternity”.
  59. Been camping.
  60. Visited Brisbane. (every few weekends)
  61. Been in an outback pub.
  62. Know what the term “Waltzing Matilda” actually means.
  63. Gone whale watching.
  64. Listened to Slim Dusty Own five or more Australian movies or TV series.
  65. Sang along to Down Under.
  66. Have stopped specifically to look at an historic marker by the side of the road.
  67. Eaten a 4′n’20 pie.
  68. Surfed at Bondi.
  69. Watched the cricket on Boxing Day.
  70. Visited Hobart. (last year)
  71. Eaten kangaroo.
  72. Seen a quokka.
  73. Visited Canberra.
  74. Visited rainforests. (hiked through one on tuesday)
  75. Used a Victa lawnmower.
  76. Travelled on a tram in Adelaide.
  77. Used a Hills hoist.
  78. Visited Kata Tjuta
  79. Used native Australian plants in cooking.
  80. Visited the snow. (sorta last year in Tassie)
  81. Chosen a side in Holden VS Ford.
  82. Visited the desert.
  83. Been water skiing
  84. Read The Phantom.
  85. Visited Parliament House. 
  86. Gone spotlighting or pig-shooting.
  87. Crossed the Nullarbor.
  88. Avoided swimming in areas because of crocodiles.
  89. Listened to AC/DC.
  90. Called someone a dag.
  91. Voted in a Federal Election.
  92. Have been swimming and stayed between the flags.
  93. Had a possum in your roof.
  94. Visited the outback.
  95. Travelled over corrugated roads.
  96. Hit a kangaroo while driving.
  97. Been well outside any mobile phone coverage.
  98. Seen an emu.
  99. Have woken to the smell of bushfires.
  100. Subscribed to RRR.
  101. Patted a pure-bred dingo.
  102. Seen the Oils live.
33/102 ehhhh maybe not as Aussie as I want to be but I'm still young and well I have plenty of time to catch up!

Badass Bookie xx

Friday, June 18, 2010

Double Wammy Blog Hop! ( Follow Friday & Book Blogger Hop!)

This week I have signed up to join in TWO blog hops so double-time hopping! What is blog hopping? It's when you hop around (not literally) and check out other book blog. Firstly there is the Book Blogger Hop that is a weekly meme hosted by Jennifer @ Crazy for Books (18th -21st of June) If you are hopping by because of the book blogger hop PLEASE leave a comment so I can return the favour and hop back around :P. ALSO this week I joined the Friday Follow @ Parajunkee's View which is basically the same thing so if you're hopping by beacuse of Friday Follow leave a comment too ! Okie Dokie I going hopping now!

Badass Bookie xx

The Hollows

OMG Hey Guys ! It has been sooooo long since I last posted D: (Well two days but....) Anyway, I have been really busy this week being the last week of school and everything ( yup I am OFFICIALLY on HOLIDAYS !!!!) I had like discos and sport events and catching up with friends who are going to Italy and Hawaii and Germany and England etc etc ( How lucky are they?) Yer, so that's the jest of it. However I did get to finish like one book and start like ten while I was not able to blog.

Today I finished The Hollows by Jessica Verday which I got in my mailbox last week. It was kinda based around the legend of the Headless Horseman ( Ichabod right?) Anyway, I haven't read it but it was kinda based around that. The book was quite enjoyable but kinda long. For instance something that could be described with say one page was spread over five pages. It was good but there was wayyyyyy too much not needed information I thought. However, the writing stlye was easy to read, the plot was good and characters were good too *Caspian* ( green eyes all the way to go ;P I'm a sucker for green eyes) So bascially it was an alrightish book nothing really special but easily enjoyed (sorta) Rating - 3.5/5

Badass Bookie xx

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Living Dead Girl

Hola! How's everyone feeling??? My school had a excursion today ( aka 4km walk in a forest ) and I literally can't feel my hands and feet buy because I love you all so much I have thawed my frozen fingers and I'm reviewing Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott! Now do you guys remember that review I wrote about Wintergirls by Laurie Anderson a few weeks ago? Well this was another one of those 'I didn't expect it to be like what it is' type of a book. However the thing with this one is that I actually liked it.

Okay, so I don't like reading about depressing emo, anorexic, abused, bullied etc etc. kids and I picked up Living Dead Girl thinking it might be about you know, ghosts or something but it turned out to be about a Abducted Girl who is abused. So my first reaction was 'oh, ew I don't want to read this' but then I read it anyway because that's what you do with a book and becuase it's actually pretty short. I read about five pages in and I was hooked. THIS. IS. A. VERY. CREEPY. BOOK. Like although most of us would never get abducted and than abused I felt so connected to the character "Alice". I wanted to help her but I couldn't it was a really sad story. Fantastic Plot, Great Character, Nice and Easy Reading Style and guys make sure you read this one it was really touching. Rating 3.75/5

Badass Bookie xx

Monday, June 14, 2010

Monday Madness ( Free Reads & Updates)

Hey Guys! It's Monday and my thoughts are all jumbled up so if this post doesn't make sense you know why. It is THE LAST WEEK OF TERM TWO !!!!!! I'm on holidays next week ( whoop whoop now everyone say YAYYYYYY hehe) Anyway, I don't have a review ready or anything else so I decided to post about some Free Reads I found online (legal, very important guys, illegal downloading is well illegal) and some updates from my bloggiestra!!!

Okay Free Reads First! For a limited time you can read THE POISON DIARIES by Maryrose Wood for free on Harperteen Browse inside. I'm not sure how long it's going to stay up there for you to read but the best about ti is that it's not even released yet! THE POISON DIARIES will hit the stores on 7/20/10 so head over to HERE to check it out!

Also, Stephenie Meyer has sent all of us that are Twilight Fans a special gift! You canread the 178 pages of The Short Second Life Bree Tanner HERE for limited time! It is for free however it would be nice if you could donate some money for the money does go to Charity!

Well that's all the Free Reads I could find right now but I will post more up if I find any :P

Now for the second part, my Bloggiestra Update-
So far I have managed to....
  1. Update My Twitter, Goodreads, Library Thing and Random Buzzers account
  2. Go check out my followers blogs and hopped to some others
  3. Check out blogs that I'm following
  4. Write up some back up posts for those days where your fingers are too numb to write
  5. Check my email
  6. Link some review to the Speculative Fiction challenge hosted by Book Chick City
That's pretty much it! I just tidied up my blog a few weeks ago so there wasn't much to do but I have done what I needed to do!

Happy Reading!
Badass Bookie xx

Sunday, June 13, 2010

In My Mailbox #2

Hey Guys! It's In my Mailbox Time!!! In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren. This is where you share the contents of your mailbox with the rest of us or in simpler words all the books you bought/borrowed/ got for review. Anyway, in my mailbox this week I got...

  1. The Gettysburg Approach to Writing & Speaking like a Professional ( For Review) - By Phil Gettysburg I usually don't review non-fiction or self-help books but I mage an exception this time because at least it is bookishly related :)
  2. Homeoming ( Ghostgirl #2) - By Tonya Hurley I read the first book at the start of last year and fell in love with the cover :3
  3. Playing with Fire ( Skulduggery Pleasant #2) - Derek Landy I met the author at the start of the year and love these books! I think I may be abit old for them but they are soooo funny :P
  4. Living Dead Girl - By Elizabeth Scott Everyone has read but me so I'm going to read it too, besides I have heard some great things about this one!
  5. The Hollow - By Jessica Verday It looks Pretty :P

Well that's all for this week!
Badass Bookie xx

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Review Time! Just finished Soulstice by Simon Holt today. This is the second book of the Devouring which I read  either last year or at the start of this year (can't remember) Anyway, the first book was alrightish nothing really special but I decided to pick up the second book anyway because I'm a girl who likes to finish a series when I start one :P

Well, first of all the cover is kinda cool don't you reckon? Um, this series really is just a quick read only about 280 pages. It was kind of a relax read which really doesn;t make sense coze reading is relaxing but you know.... Good start, good ending, easy reading style, easy no brainer plot but an easy read from all the hardcore reading I've been doing ( o_O). Rating 3/5

Badass Bookie xx

Friday, June 11, 2010

The Hop to Book Blogger Wonderland #2 ( June 11th)

Hey Guys! Just a quick heads up that Book Blogger Hop is on again this week it is a weekly meme ( I think) that is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy For Books It is basically when you hop from one blog to another and check out each other's blogs :P I have decided to join in the fun again this week so If you hop by mine make sure you post a comment letting me know that way I can repay the favour and go check out what is buzzing with yours!

Badass Bookie xx

My First Blog Award!!!!

Hey Guys guess what? I got my very first Blog Award today from Natasha @ Bookmark your thoughts . So hugs and kisses to Natasha :P ( pssss I love your blog!)

I think this is one of those awards where you pass it on to someone lese who you think deserves it so for this award there are actually some rules....

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic for whatever reason! (In no particular order...)
4. Contact the bloggers you've picked and let them know about the award.

Okay so firstly seven things about me-
1. I love to read and blog  :P
2. I love Rainy Sunday Mornings
3. Sometimes I read the ending of a book before going back and reading the whole book ( hehe)
4. My favourite colour is purple
5. I love hugs :3
6. I envy everyone that went to the BEA ( or even lives in America)
7. I can talk about nothing and everything for a whole netball game to my opponent that eventually she can't concentrate enough to even shoot goals ( This is why I am the best Goal Keeper out there -hehe )

Now 15 blogs that I have recently discovered and thought to be awesomely awesome ARE (in no particular order) -
Erica @ The Book Cellar
Holly @ Good Golly Miss Holly
Valerie @ I Should be Writing
Sara @ The Hiding Spot
Emily @ Emily's Reading Room
Suzana @ Bookalicious Ramblings
Alaine @ Queen of Happy Endings
Diana @ Books by their Stories
Joanne @ Thoughts Interferred in Phrase
Aly @  I Have A Dream
Nicole @ WORDS for Teens
Carolyn @ Book Chick City
Kristi @ The Story Siren
Chelsea @ The Page Flipper
Jennifer @ Crazy For Books

That's all for now!
Badass Bookie xx

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Bloggiesta Coming Up !

Hi all! Just wanted to give a heads up on the bloggiesta coming up on the 11th, 12th and 13th of June. Thw is hosted by Maw Books Basically from what I have read it is like spring cleaning for blogs and well you might have noticed that I have recently improved and re-constructed my blog BUT there is just soooo much to do. Some of the things on my list include-

  • Check my Twitter, Goodreads, Library Thing account and *update*
  • Check out the blogs of all my followers or even if you just want me to check it out! ( who I am very grateful for ) NOTE - if you could leave a link in the comments it might make my life easier
  • Write up back up reviews and posts for those rainy, boring days
  • Enter some of those giveawys that I have been meaning too
  • Reply to some emails
  • Update my Reading Log and Challenge page
  • Read some mor BEA posts ( I adore them)
  • Think of ways to improve blog!
Now, guys this is where you come in. I need your help to make my blog better. Any feedback would be much appreciated even if it is critical ( I promise I won't cry) ALSO - Holidays are coming up next next week sooo I will be able to read lots and lots of books :) If their is a review of a book that you want to see PLEASE leave a comment of what book. I will try the get the book and review it for you. Also if their is a meme that you would like to see on the Badass Bookie tell me too! I will do whateva I can to impove this blog :)

Badass Bookie xx

The Society of S

I just finished The Society of S by Susan Hubbard so this is a fresh in my mind review :) I picked this one up in the Christmas Holidays but never made it past the prologue (hehe). So I decided to pick it up again on Monday and finished last night.( yipee) Anyway, the prologue was still very boring but I managed to get past it and into the first chapter. Now, besides the prolgues the rest of the book was actually pretty good. It was enjoyable to read. I really liked the writing style in this book it was sooooo easy to get into and understand. The plot was pretty good too and it was a different type of Vampire Story from the usual * I'm a vampire we can't be together* plot. First impressions count and since this the first of Susan's books that I have read I am pretty impressed. It can also be seen that she had to do alot of research for this book, alot of references and quoting from poems and science ( or she is a peotry and science expert). So pretty good overall, good plot, nice easy style, alrightish charcters. Bad prologue and confusing epilogue but otherwise pretty good :)
Rating- 3.5/5

Badass Bookie xx

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Three Wishes Wednesday #7

Hi everyone! Guess what? It's Wednesday! So, it's time for Three Wishes Wednesday! Now, Three Wishes Wednesday is a weekly blog feature here ( different from a meme) at Badass Bookie. Every Wednesday I post three books that I would do anything to get my hands (even if it means getting on my knees and living on water for a week) Anyway so basically it is like a wishlist  and this week I'm wishing for ( Are you there God/ Santa/ Fairy Godmother?) .....

1) Wanted ( Pretty Little Liars #8) by Sara Shepard

Release Date - June 8th 2010

Why- If you haven't already started reading this series I suggest you do. It is epicly awesomely addictive. It is my favourite Mystery/ Thriller series. Designer brands mixed with murder and pretty little rich girls equals one great novel! Plus, every one of them as a killer cliff hanger ending so I'm like dying to read what happens next. Plus it is now a TV Series !!!!! (Aired last night I think)

Description- In Rosewood, majestic estates sprawl for acres, and Tiffany toggle bracelets dangle from every girl's wrist. But not all that glitters is gold, and the town harbors secrets darker than anyone could imagine—like the truth about what really happened the night Alison DiLaurentis went missing. . . . Back in middle school, Ali plucked Emily, Hanna, Aria, and Spencer from obscurity and turned them into the beautiful, popular girls everyone wanted to be. Ali was the best friend they ever had. But she also made them do terrible things and taunted them with their worst secrets. Now, three years later, all their questions about Ali have finally been answered and they can put this awful chapter of their lives behind them. Or so they think.
Not every story has a happy ending, especially when four pretty little liars have done so many wicked things. In the dramatic conclusion of Sara Shepard's bestselling Pretty Little Liars series, Emily, Hanna, Aria, and Spencer could get everything they've ever wanted—unless A has one more horrifying twist in store. ( Taken of Goodreads)

2) Lonely Werewolf Girl by Martin Millar

Releases Date - March 4th 2010

Why- I went to the shops today and was going to purchase this book. * pulls out wallet and there is ive bucks* I am sadly I think broke so I wasn't able to buy it. D: But it sound sooooo good that I couldn't NOT put it in my wishlist.

Description - While teenage werewolf Kalix MacRinnalch is being pursued through the streets of London by murderous hunters, her sister, the Werewolf Enchantress, is busy designing clothes for the Fire Queen. Meanwhile, in the Scottish Highlands, the MacRinnalch Clan is plotting and feuding after the head of the clan suddenly dies intestate. As the court intrigue threatens to blow up into all-out civil war, the competing factions determine that Kalix is the swing vote necessary to assume leadership of the clan. Unfortunately, Kalix isn’t really into clan politics — laudanum’s more her thing. Even more unfortunately, Kalix is the reason the head of the clan ended up dead, which is why she’s now on the lam in London. . . This expansive tale of werewolves in the modern world — friendly werewolves, fashionista werewolves, troubled teenage werewolves, cross-dressing werewolves, werewolves of every sort — is hard-edged, hilarious, and utterly believable.

3) Mockingjay by Suznne Collins

Release Date - 24th August 2010

Why- This is third (and last) book of the Hunger Games Trilogy. Now, I am addicted to the hunger games incase you guys didn't know and I don't think I can wait til August.....but seriouly one of the best series ever written!

Description - Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she’s made it out of the bloody arena alive, she’s still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what’s worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss’s family, not her friends, not the people of District 12. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins’s groundbreaking The Hunger Games trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year.

That's all for this week! What are you wishing for?
Badass Bookie xx