Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday #8!

A Million Suns by Beth Revis
(#2 Across the Universe)

When Elder learns harrowing news about the space ship Godspeed, he and Amy must work together to unlock a puzzle that was set in motion hundreds of years earlier, all the while dealing with the romance that’s growing between them and the chaos that threatens to tear them apart. It all boils down to one mind-bending conclusion: They have to get off this ship.
So I liked the first enough book to want to read the second one :). This comes out January 10th,2012!Check out Across the Universe if you haven't!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Review: Heist Society

Heist Society by Ally Carter

Published by: Hyperion Book CH
Released:February 9th,2010
Pages:287 Paperback
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When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her on a trip to the Louvre…to case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie traveled to Austria…to steal the crown jewels. When Kat turned fifteen, she planned a con of her own—scamming her way into the best boarding school in the country, determined to leave the family business behind. Unfortunately, leaving “the life” for a normal life proves harder than she’d expected.

Soon, Kat's friend and former co-conspirator, Hale, appears out of nowhere to bring Kat back into the world she tried so hard to escape. But he has a good reason: a powerful mobster has been robbed of his priceless art collection and wants to retrieve it. Only a master thief could have pulled this job, and Kat's father isn't just on the suspect list, he is the list. Caught between Interpol and a far more deadly enemy, Kat’s dad needs her help.

For Kat, there is only one solution: track down the paintings and steal them back. So what if it's a spectacularly impossible job? She's got two weeks, a teenage crew, and hopefully just enough talent to pull off the biggest heist in her family's history--and, with any luck, steal her life back along the way.

My Review:

    Katarina Bishop has a life that many have never heard of; shes a con artist. It's a family business that has been going on too long to remember. She leaves the business to try and lead as normal of a life as she can have. But the handsome Hale brings here back and it's a good reason to. Her father is in trouble because an evil man named Arturo Taccone who says that her father stole his paintings. But how? That's what Kat and her team have to figure out otherwise something bad could happen to her father.....

   Let me tell you all I was so excited to start this book. I mean come on a heist society how awesome is that, it's a very original idea which is what drew me in. (This is going to be kind of a short review fyi.) Kat was an interesting character and Ms.Carter has an interesting writing style. To be honest I wasn't particularly fond of it, she added so much that didn't have to be used. Regardless I didn't have problems reading the rest of the book its just it dragged on and was confusing. 

   I thought the characters worked really great with one another and I'm glad that I saw growth in them. Hale swoon was amazing seriously I would love to hear that story from his point of view! I liked Kat but I felt like I wasn't being told everything which I know cons are supposed to hide stuff but come on, its a book! Overall it was a great book I rate it 4 out of 5 stars. I will read the next one but will most likely check it out from the library. I still recommend you all to read it and if you have share with me your thoughts in the comments!

Toddles for now!

P.s. I'm reading Hopeless Magic by Rachel Higginson
P.s.s If you have a a kindle and want an amazing free book here is the


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Reckless Magic On Sale $0!

 Hey guys I know I haven't posted in a while well I really haven't posted in the last 3 months, but anyways I have a really great deal for my kindle owners! A couple months ago I was sent a book called Reckless Magic by Rachel Higginson, right now it is on sale for $0!!!!It is such an amazing book and here is the link to my review. Seriously you all should at least download it to your kindle and just a disclaimer I am not being paid or sponsored to promote this I just think she is an awesome author and she should get more credit!

   Another thing I'm reading Heist Society by Ally Carter and its amazing so I hope I will be able to finish the book by Friday and post the review Saturday or Sunday!Anyways hope you all have an amazing week!

 :) Ashlinn

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Review:New England Witch Chronicles

New England Witch Chronicles
by Chelsea Bellingeri

Published by:Create Space
Released:Jun 25th,2011
Pages:356 Paperback
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The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 were an embarrassing stain on America’s revered past. Innocent people were persecuted at the hands of a few over-zealous puritans. But what if there were real witches during those colonial hunts? What if there are witches in present day New England? That is what Alexandria Ramsey’s crazy grandmother believes. Grandma Claudia claims Alex descends from a long line of New England witches.

Modern day witches in Hazel Cove, Massachusetts? Unlikely, but strange things are occurring in the weeks preceding Alex’s seventeenth birthday, which also coincides with her family’s annual Halloween party. Alex is haunted by bizarre reoccurring nightmares of a man chasing her through the Hazel Cove Cemetery. On a few occasions, when her emotions have spiraled out of control, inanimate objects have shattered around her. But that’s just a coincidence, right? Alex isn’t so sure, especially after a local girl, who supposedly dabbled in witchcraft, was killed in the nearby forest.

Alex knows something strange is happening to her. With the arrival of a new boy in town, the mischievous James Van Curen, who is making her life difficult and causing problems between Alex and her best friend, Peter, Alex feels like her entire world is on the verge of chaos. Could Alex really be a witch? Is it possible Hazel Cove will become a battleground for modern day witches and witch hunters?

*Thank you Ms.Bellingeri for the copy*

My Thoughts-

   The book takes place in modern day Massachusetts in a town very close to Salem, Massachusetts home of the 1692 Witch Trials. Alex's life has always been pretty normal she has a best friend named Peter who she's know since they were babies, supportive friends, but the one thing different is her family situation. She's never been close to her parents Emma and Victor Ramsey, in fact Victor and Alex almost hate each other. Her mother Emma is a drunk but the only supportive family member she has is her grandmother Claudia. Peter and Alex often visit her in Salem but lately things have been getting strange for Alex especially after her 17th birthday. Her Grandma Claudia tells her there's a family secret but can Alex really believe what Grandma Claudia tells her. After all weren't all witches in Salem persecuted.....?

   Overall this book was well written and was a definite page turner. Even though it took me a while to finish the book when I could sit down and read it I read a lot! I absolutely loved Peter and Alex's relationship. I think every girl needs a guy like Peter to watch out for them. Unfortunately when James Van Curen walks in the picture things change. Characters start to change and Alex is stuck in the middle with some of it. As the story progresses you can't help but gasp in awe at some of the outcomes. I am still in shock at the outcome of the book.

  My only problem with this book was the religious aspect I should have seen it coming but I really didn't. Anyways I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars you should check it out but just be aware that there are some religious points in there. The second book will be Conjured which should be ready December of this year for more information check out Chelsea Bellingeri's site.

Happy Reading!