29 January 2012

In My Mailbox [1/29/12]

IMM is hosted by The Story Siren.
For Review:
The Other Life by Susanne Winnacker [Honestly, I don't like this cover. :c I like the other cover better.]

Ruby Red by Kerstin Geir [Never ever read a translated book before, but so far I'm liking it!]
Paper Towns by John Green {Review}

Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly [Angels are actually evil sauce? MUST. READ. NOW.]

What did you guys get in your mailbox? ♥

28 January 2012

Review: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Book: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Pages: 435
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: Bought on Kindle
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees . . . . 

Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn't easy.

Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place—and out of place at the same time. Because there's another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara's less angelic side. As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she'd have to make—between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?

Unearthly is a moving tale of love and fate, and the struggle between following the rules and following your heart.

I've been mulling over whether I should buy this book and...huzzah! The universe sends an answer to me by making Unearthly on sale for 0.99 cents. I bought it, I read it, and now I'm a bit tongue-tied about how I feel after reading this book.

27 January 2012

Review: Paper Towns by John Green

Book: Paper Towns by John Green
Pages: 305
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Source: Library
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

When Margo Roth Spiegelman beckons Quentin Jacobsen in the middle of the night - dressed like a ninja and plotting an ingenious campaign of revenge - he follows her. Margo's always planned extravagantly, and, until now, she's always planned solo. After a lifetime of loving Margo from afar, things are finally looking up for Q . . . until day breaks and she has vanished. Always an enigma, Margo has now become a mystery. But there are clues. And they're for Q. Printz Medalist John Green returns with the trademark brilliant wit and heart-stopping emotional honesty that have inspired a new generation of readers.

Where do I start? Well, for one, Paper Towns was just a refreshing read from these recent gigantic waves of insta-love paranormal romances and bleak dystopians.

26 January 2012

Hello again.

Hello, my dear readers, if any of you still remember me. I've been gone for almost two months...YIKES. At first, I was thinking about discontinuing my blogging adventures. I was in a horrible, horrible reading/blogging slump and I did not read anything over the course of time I've been gone.

What changed my mind? (and yeah...I ended up changing my blog name if you didn't notice.)