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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Caught

Caught by Margaret Peterson Haddix.
 The Missing, book five.
 
Caught (The Missing, #5)Summary: Jonah and Katherine are accustomed to traveling through time, but when learn they next have to return Albert Einstein’s daughter to history, they think it’s a joke—they’ve only heard of his sons. But it turns out that Albert Einstein really did have a daughter, Lieserl, whose 1902 birth and subsequent disappearance was shrouded in mystery. Lieserl was presumed to have died of scarlet fever as an infant. But when Jonah and Katherine return to the early 1900s to fix history, one of Lieserl’s parents seems to understand entirely too much about time travel and what Jonah and Katherine are doing. It’s not Lieserl’s father, either—it’s her mother, Mileva. And Mileva has no intention of letting her daughter disappear. (taken from Goodreads)
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 Romance:Liking someone, thinking & talking about someone. It's mentioned/shown that Einstein has a bad marriage, later on in the future.
Language:0
Violence:Kidnapping, yelling/arguments, disease killing, and natural death.
Other:Time travel, divorce mentioned, lying/hiding something, stealing. 
Time period:1903 and modern.
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My thoughts:This was a really educational book (although with a good bit of excitement, mystery and adventure too!), really enjoyable for the history buff hidden away in me and was probably my favorite of the Missing series. The first is a close second though. This one just had all the right elements it seemed. There was an equal amount of everything a good book needs. Margaret Peterson Haddix is a really good author and this is one of her best! I really felt like I was living the story with the characters and I was up late reading to finish it. I can hardly wait for the next book in this series, it's getting way to exciting! I would recommend to guys and gals tween aged and younger teens. Those who like science fiction, history and time travel should enjoy it. And the time travel stuff isn't too complicated (thank goodness) either.
My favorite character:I really liked Einstein's wife, Mileva. She was really strong and you really end up loving, liking and admiring her by the end of the book.
My stars:4.5
Love, Sierra

Sorry

I'm going to be gone Today until Saturday. And I didn't have time to schedule posts for that time. So you'll just have to forgive me :( Sierra

Monday, October 29, 2012

Soul's Gate

Soul's Gate by James L. Rubart.

Summary: What if you could travel inside another person’s soul? To battle for them. To be part of Jesus healing their deepest wounds. To help set them free to step boldly into their divinely designed future.
Thirty years ago that’s exactly what Reece Roth did. Until tragedy shattered his life and ripped away his future.    Now God has drawn Reece out of the shadows to fulfill a prophecy spoken over him three decades ago. A prophecy about four warriors with the potential to change the world . . . if Reece will face his deepest regret and teach them what he has learned.    They gather at a secluded and mysterious ranch deep in the mountains of Colorado, where they will learn to see the spiritual world around them with stunning clarity—and how to step into the supernatural.    Their training is only the beginning. The four have a destiny to pursue a freedom even Reece doesn’t fully fathom. But they have an enemy hell-bent on destroying them and he’ll stop at nothing to keep them from their quest for true freedom and the coming battle of souls.
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Romance: Mention of a past relationship between Brandon and Dana and they still have some feeling toward each other that are expressed to themselves. Marcus is married and so was Reece.
Language:1 (suck and a demon uses h*ll in a cuss word like way)
Violence: Spiritual battles, some sword fights kinda, injuries, threats, death, almost a killing car accident, yelling/arguments.
Other: They drink some champagne to celebrate (I do realize that some Christians do this on occasion and it isn't necessarily "evil", I just wanted to make sure to mention everything), demons (again some Christians have no problem with demons being in Christian books while others do), manipulation, entering someone's soul, past cruelty of a step-mom mentioned a couple times, Marcus being absent from his children's lives because of work was also mentioned.
Time period:Modern.
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My Thoughts:This is a truly thought evoking and astounding book. It really makes you think about the things that we simply read in the Bible without really thinking or believing them. It really inspires you in the way you pray. At first I was a little cautious as this book seemed a little strange, but by the end I was encouraged and uplifted...a lot. This is a book to read and I would recommend without hesitation. I've already suggested it to my mother. She is one of the people who doesn't like demons being in Christian books so much, but I really think she will enjoy this one. Over and over it is said that the darkness has no power of the light. The devil's power is nothing compared to that of God. I would recommend to YA+ men and women (guys and gals) It's a book you won't forget.
My favorite character:I liked Reece...because he was himself. And also Dana, she just seemed real and it felt like I could really relate to her.
My Stars:4.5
Love, Sierra
I review for BookSneeze®

I was given a copy of this book free from the publisher and the views I expressed are my own.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Origin

Origin by Jessica Khoury.
OriginSummary: The jungle hides a girl who cannot die.

An electrifying action-romance that's as thoughtful as it is tragic.

Pia has grown up in a secret laboratory hidden deep in the Amazon rain forest. She was raised by a team of scientists who have created her to be the start of a new immortal race. But on the night of her seventeenth birthday, Pia discovers a hole in the electric fence that surrounds her sterile home--and sneaks outside the compound for the first time in her life.

Free in the jungle, Pia meets Eio, a boy from a nearby village. Together, they embark on a race against time to discover the truth about Pia's origin--a truth with deadly consequences that will change their lives forever.

Origin is a beautifully told, shocking new way to look at an age-old desire: to 
 live forever, no matter the cost. (from Amazon)
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Romance:Attraction, flirting, touching, thinking & talking about someone, liking someone  Kinda breeding to get an immortal person. (not really discussed)
Language:2
Violence:Shooting, death, injuries, near death experiences, kidnapping, past torturing mentioned, yelling/arguments, wanting to hit someone.
Other:Bring immortal, work to become and/or create immortals, disregard for human life, lying, eavesdropping, stowing away & sneaking out, cruel tests, trickery.
Time period:Modern.
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My thoughts: At several times in this book my mind went into writer mode and admired the writing of the plot and wanted to sit down and take notes! It's really well written and I wouldn't mind being able to discuss the plot and how it was written with the author. In fact I'd love that. I could imagine the characters coming to life and feel the jungle and hear it through the wonderful descriptions. Pia is a great character who simply wants to have companionship. She doesn't want to be alone and she wants to discover the world. And you really end up relating to her...even with the whole, you know, immortal thing. This was a grand adventure set in a place were most books aren't set. It was very interesting and pretty clean so I'll recommend it to the girls who love an adventure, mystery, science fiction and romance, ages YA+ :D It was a really enjoyable read and I am really glad I picked it up at my library :D
My favorite character: Alai or Eio. Alai is Pia's pet jaguar and is kinda a symbolic part of the plot. And was really cool :D Eio was just cute, sweet and loyal!
My stars:4.5
Love, Sierra

Thursday, October 25, 2012

My apologies...

I apologize. I don't have a post for today. I was watching The Help with my mom this afternoon and didn't get the chance to work on my blogs. The Help was a wonderful movie, but it had some cussing and a couple of violent or inappropriate scenes for children or younger teens. A great movie though...and I now want to read the book! So anyway, if you are looking for something to read go check out this post that Rissi did that I made a super long comment on :P It's a great post! Dreaming Under the Same Moon: Book Wishlist + Cover Candy!
Have a great day! Love, Sierra

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I've Got A Hold On...(2)

Here are some books that I have on hold at my library:
Breathe (Breathe, #1)
Breathe by Sarah Crossan.
Not only does this book have one cool cover, but it sounds really interesting.
It came out a couple weeks ago and I've wanted to get my hands on it.
I just forgot to request it until a couple days ago.
Perfectly Dateless (A Universally Misunderstood Novel, #1)
Perfectly Dateless by Kristin Billerbeck.
I've had this book on hold for a while and it still hasn't come in. I'm wondering if I should ask a librarian about it... But it looked interesting and I've read another book by this author and I've seen a couple reviews of this series. And, well, I just wanted to try it.
The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten, #1)
The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa
So super excited to get this one! it's the first book in the new Iron Fey series, Call of the Forgotten! It's going to be about Meghan's brother, Ethan and his adventures. I can't wait to see where the story leads!
False Memory (False Memory, #1)
False Memory by Dan Krokos
I believe I saw a review of this book on a blog I follow and I wanted to try it out because it sounded really interesting. And the cover is pretty cool looking as well.

Do you have anything on hold at your library?
Love, Sierra

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sweet Shadows


Sweet Shadows by Tera Lynn Childs.

Sweet Shadows (Medusa Girls, #2)Summary: Gretchen may have known she was a descendant of Medusa long before her sisters—after all, she's spent her life fighting the monsters that escape the abyss—but that doesn't mean it will be easy to teach the other girls the ropes. Can she rely on Grace and Greer, or even trust herself to keep them safe? Greer has pressing social commitments on her plate and precious little time to train in her new found powers. But that wretched second sight won't leave her alone, and her fabled heritage seems to be creeping into her fashionable life.
Grace has worries closer to home—like why her brother, Thane, has disappeared. He's hiding something. Could it possibly be related to the secret heritage the triplets share?
With the warring factions among the gods of Olympus coming for them, the creatures of the abyss pushing into their world, and the boys in their lives keeping secrets at every turn, the three girls must figure out where their fate will take them and how to embrace the shadows of their legacy.
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Romance:A couple kisses (not really descriptive), flirting, liking someone, thinking & talking about someone, touching.
Language:2
Violence:Kidnapping, fights, wanting to injure someone, injuries, biting monsters and sending them home/killing them with venom, threats, an apartment in blown up, yelling/arguments.
Other:Greek mythology, false gods mentioned (Greek), monsters and other non-human creatures, lying and/or hiding something, portals, an oracle, mention of Gretchen's parent(s?) being alcohol addicts and her dad abusing her.
Time Period:Modern.
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My thoughts:I wasn't all to sure what to expect with this book. The first book, Sweet Venom, was a great book that I really enjoyed a lot and I think that this one lived up to it. I had been pretty excited to read this one and I wasn't disappointed! There were the characters and plot, both of which were very interesting, likable and very exciting. And of course being a history buff and someone who happens to enjoy mythology, it wasn't all to bad in that sense either. There was more mention of the Greek gods in this book and you get a bigger pictures of what the girl's destiny and fight will be. I would definitely recommend this book and I would recommend it to 13+ readers. I think that mostly girls will enjoy it, but there is a bit of fighting so who knows?
My favorite character:Would be Grace or Gretchen  Gretchen is the kick-butt tough girl who happens to have fangs that help her hunt monsters. And then Grace is just all around sweet, determined and a bit of a nerd :D They are both really great characters.
My stars:4.5
Love, Sierra

Friday, October 19, 2012

Looking Forward To:The Crimson Crown

At first I was a little unsure about this series. I loved the first book. Then the second disappointed me. But then I, once again, loved the third book. I'm not sure. There are a couple things that I don't agree with about the series, but then they're an amazing adventure that I want to read more and more about! Which means that when the fourth book comes out next Tuesday (Oct.23) I'm going to be dying to get my hands onto it so I can read more. The author is a really good author. And the books are really exciting! Check out the book description (from Amazon)

The Crimson Crown (Seven Realms, #4)A thousand years ago, two young lovers were betrayed—Alger Waterlow to his death, and Hanalea, Queen of the Fells, to a life without love. 

Now, once again, the Queendom of the Fells seems likely to shatter apart. For young queen Raisaana’Marianna, maintaining peace even within her own castle walls is nearly impossible; tension between wizards and Clan has reached a fevered pitch. With surrounding kingdoms seeking to prey on the Fells’ inner turmoil, Raisa’s best hope is to unite her people against a common enemy. But that enemy might be the person with whom she's falling in love.

Through a complicated web of lies and unholy alliances, former streetlord Han Alister has become a member of the Wizard Council of the Fells. Navigating the cut-throat world of blue blood politics has never been more dangerous, and Han seems to inspire hostility among Clan and wizards alike. His only ally is the queen, and despite the perils involved, Han finds it impossible to ignore his feelings for Raisa. Before long, Han finds himself in possession of a secret believed to be lost to history, a discovery powerful enough to unite the people of the Fells. But will the secret die with him before he can use it? 

A simple, devastating truth concealed by a thousand-year-old lie at last comes to light in this stunning conclusion to the Seven Realms series.


  1. Does that ^^ sound interesting to you?
  2. Have you read any from this author before?
  3. Or any from the Seven Realms series?
Love, Sierra

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Shatter Me

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi.
Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)Summary: Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war– and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.
Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.


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Romance:Making out (a bit descriptive), kissing, touching, liking/love someone, thinking & talking about someone, attraction, flirting. There was one/two scene(s) where Adam and Juliette talk in the shower (while it is running) so they will not be overheard and at one of those times I believe that they kiss.
Language:5 (It didn't seem like there was that much, although there was one character towards the end who cussed more)
Violence:Causing pain (draining life), shooting, murder, death, torturing someone, hitting someone, wanting to hurt someone, injuries, threats, brief fights, yelling/arguments.
Other:Special powers (killing touch, physchokinesis, camouflage  energy like man), deadly environment, starvation, someone being so unloved that the yearn for love and touch (*tear*), lying/hiding something.
Time Period:Future.
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My thoughts:At the beginning of this book I just knew, from the way I fell right into the characters shoes and world and from the way I just loved the writing, that I was going to like it. And I really did. I had seen this book before, but the lovely cover for the second book was what led me to request it from my library and read it. I'm really glad I did. The author has created a wonderful world that I want to go out and explore. Even if it is a bit dangerous. She also had an interesting style of writing, you really felt like it was that character, like it was her real thoughts with all the crossing out and such. It was pretty cool! Basically it was a really enjoyable and exciting book and I have already recommended it to a friend. However with the language and a few other things (it wasn't perfect) I would say YA only please.
My favorite character:Was either Adam or Juliette because they were both really strong and well written. And well you just really fall in love with them :D
My stars:4.5
Love, Sierra

Monday, October 15, 2012

Looking Forward To: The Lost Prince

First off let me say that this series, well The Iron Fey series makes it into my top five favorite series list. I was younger when I read the first book, so that might have been part of the reason that I didn't like it as much. It also had a good deal of language. However earlier...this summer I read the second book. Then the third and fourth. And I'm currently reading a collection of ebooks that were combined and published. and I have really fallen in love. The second book does have a bit of language, but definitely not as bad as the first book and the language has dropped down each book. So hopefully less language in this one too! This book is about Meghan's younger brother and wow...it sounds really, really good! It is kinda the Iron Fey series but it kinda a series within a series. If that makes sense, this series (anyway) is the Call Of The Forgotten series and I absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on the first book! It comes out Ocotber 23 and I've already got a hold on it at my library :D
The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten, #1)
Don't look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them.That is Ethan Chase's unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he'd dare to fall for.

Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister's world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.



  1. Does this book look interesting to you?
  2. Have you read any book(s) from this author before and if so which one(s)?
  3. Do you like this genre of fantasy/fey/adventure/romance?
Love, Sierra

Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Mark Of Athena

The Mark Of Athena by Rick Riordan.
Book three in The Heroes Of Olympus series.
Summary: In The Son of Neptune, Percy, Hazel, and Frank met in Camp Jupiter, the Roman equivalent of Camp Halfblood, and traveled to the land beyond the gods to complete a dangerous quest. 
The third book in the Heroes of Olympus series will unite them with Jason, Piper, and Leo. But they number only six--who will complete the Prophecy of Seven? The Greek and Roman demigods will have to cooperate in order to defeat the giants released by the Earth Mother, Gaea. Then they will have to sail together to the ancient land to find the Doors of Death. What exactly are the Doors of Death? Much of the prophecy remains a mystery. . . . With old friends and new friends joining forces, a marvelous ship, fearsome foes, and an exotic setting, The Mark of Athena promises to be another unforgettable adventure by master storyteller Rick Riordan (from Goodreads)
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Romance:Kissing, liking someone, holding/hugging, thinking and talking about someone, flirting. Percy and Annabeth are talking in the stable area of the ship and fall asleep down there, they are punished slightly and lectured.
Language:1
Violence:Battles and fighting, yelling/arguments, injuries, threats, killing of monsters and giants, kidnapping.
Other:Mind control from evil dead spirits, mythical animals (sea monsters, satyrs, fauns etc.), the Greek/Roman gods, lying/hiding something, trickery, mention of Bacchus/Dionysus being the wine god, manipulation, demigods and having a god for a mom or dad.
Time Period:Modern.
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My thoughts:This series has been really strong you know, new characters and such. The whole thing with the Roman camp. It's really cool. And it just keeps getting better! This was probably my favorite book so far from The Heroes Of Olympus. There was a lot of excitement, it kept me up reading late because I wanted to finish it. The plot and characters are well done and it's a really great book. I had, really, no problems at all with this book and I really enjoyed it. Rick Riordan is a really good author and I'm also looking forward to his new series about Norse mythology. Along with being fun his books also have a lot of mythology to be learned from them. And I would also like to say that I cannot wait to see what will happen in the fourth book, which comes out next fall. I would recommend it to girls and guys about 10-11 plus. And although this series seems to be  perhaps geared toward tweens, I think that a good deal of teens will enjoy it too. Who doesn't like a good adventure?
My favorite character: I'm afraid that it would have to be either Annabeth or Percy. It might be because I've "known" them longer or that their characters just fit me better. I don't know but they were really great, especially Annabeth as this was sorta of her quest.
My stars:5
Love, Sierra

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Once Upon A Toad

Once Upon A Toad by Heather Vogel Frederick.
Once Upon a ToadSummery:A girl gets into a mouthful of trouble in this modern fractured fairy tale, from the author of The Mother-Daughter Book Club.Once upon a time, Cat Starr lived with her astronaut mom in Houston. But when her mother gets sent on a long-term mission, Cat has to move to a far away land—her dad’s house, halfway across the country—and share a room with her real-life evil stepsister, Olivia. Just when Cat can’t take it anymore, Great-Aunt Abyssinia comes to the rescue. And things go from bad to worse.

The next morning, Cat opens her mouth and a toad hops out! What’s more, when Olivia speaks, diamonds and flowers appear. How unfair isthat? Before you can say "happily ever after," the girls are on the run from jewel thieves and a government agency. Can Cat save the day—and get rid of all those toads?
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Romance:Flirting, liking/crushing, thinking/talking about someone.
Language:1
Violence:Yelling/arguments, kidnapping, mean words, bullying.
Other:Divorce, lying/hiding something, magic, fairy godmothers.
Time Period:Modern.
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My Thoughts:Although this wasn't really in my age group (more middle school) I still really enjoyed this book! It was a delightful retelling and it made me rejoin a younger self hidden within me...the one that goes crazy over fairy tales and such. Anyhow, it was a good book, lighthearted and very funny! I would recommend it to tween girls. Especially those who enjoy fairy tales!
My Favorite Character:Would probably be Cat. You really relate to her and her adventure is just such an amazing one with a bunch of fun :D
My Stars:3.9 (I'd almost read it again, but it wasn't super outstanding. For me anyways)
Love, Sierra

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Michael Vey: Rise Of The Elgen

Michael Vey: Rise Of The Elgen by Richard Paul Evans.
Second book in the Michael Vey series.
Summary: I rolled over to my back, struggling for breath. The pain continued to pulse through my body—a heavy throb followed by a sharp, crisp sting.
The man said, “Trust me, there are worse things in this world than Cell 25.”
Michael, Taylor, Ostin, and the rest of the Electroclan have escaped from the Elgen Academy in Pasadena and are headed back to Idaho to plan their next move. But what’s waiting for them there will change everything.
After using their wits and powers to narrowly escape an Elgen trap, a mysterious voice leads the Electroclan to the jungles of Peru in search of Michael’s mother. Once there, they discover that Dr. Hatch and the Elgen are far more powerful than anyone realizes; entire countries have begun to fall under their control. Only the Electroclan and an anonymous voice now stand in the way of the Elgen’s plan for global domination.
But is the voice that Michael is following really an ally, or is it just another Elgen trap?
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Romance:A kiss, a couple on the cheek or forehead, flirting, liking someone, thinking/talking about someone, hugging.
Violence:Injuries, threats, kidnapping, torture, hitting/wanting to hit someone, shocking/knocking someone unconscious  feeding live humans and animals to the rats, death, yelling/arguments.
Language:0
Other: Electrical mutated powers, severe reeducation technics used by the Elgen mentioned, lying.
Time Period:Modern.
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My Thoughts: I had doubts that this book would be as good as the first book, Michael Vey: Prisoner Of Cell 25. For one thing the first had a LOT of plot reveals and excitement. And I was wondering if there would be enough left over to cover this book. There was. Oh, and for another thing, the cover is a bit dorky. But I did really like this sequel. I thought it measured up really well to the first book and it was really exciting and interesting  I didn't really have any problems with this book, as it was mostly clean. There is a bit of violence, but there really wasn't anything super objectionable. I would recommend to guys and girls 12-13+ They are selling these books in christian bookstores (or at least one of mine) so I believe that the author is a christian, although I don't know that for a fact. But it is a really enjoyable book with a great plot with a bunch of twists and turns!
My Favorite Character:I really liked Michael of course, he was probably my favorite. He's got really cool powers but it doesn't go to his head... and he knows he isn't perfect. However I also liked the former bully and how he is really a good friend and overcoming his past ways and becoming good again :D
My Stars:5
Love, Sierra

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Looking Forward To:Mark Of Athena


Well I'm sure that most readers who are tweens or early teens (maybe even older teens *wink*) have been looking forward to Rick Riordan's latest release and the third book in the Heroes Of Olympus series. And for all the fans who haven't checked the back of Mark Of Athena yet here is the news the fourth book in the series, The Hounds of Hades comes out next fall Why the wait everyone moans! Yeah well, it does take time to write a book and this way we know it'll be great! And he'll have  a Norse mythology series coming out sometime soon :D That should all be really exciting. I know at my library Mark Of Athena had...27 requests, I was lucky enough to have caught on and placed my hold about a month before so I was number 3 and I got 2 days after it was released. (it took me a day to go and get it)  I am really looking forward to starting this book and it's nice and big too! (about 575 pages *grins*)
So be on the watch for a review coming up in the next week or so and hopefully, if you are a fan, you can get a copy in your hands pretty soon! Here is the book description:
 In The Son of Neptune, Percy, Hazel, and Frank met in Camp Jupiter, the Roman equivalent of Camp Halfblood, and traveled to the land beyond the gods to complete a dangerous quest. 
The third book in the Heroes of Olympus series will unite them with Jason, Piper, and Leo. But they number only six--who will complete the Prophecy of Seven? The Greek and Roman demigods will have to cooperate in order to defeat the giants released by the Earth Mother, Gaea. Then they will have to sail together to the ancient land to find the Doors of Death. What exactly are the Doors of Death? Much of the prophecy remains a mystery. . . . With old friends and new friends joining forces, a marvelous ship, fearsome foes, and an exotic setting, The Mark of Athena promises to be another unforgettable adventure by master storyteller Rick Riordan (from Goodreads)

Three Questions

  1. Have you read the Percy Jackson series before? Or any other Rick Riordan book?
  2. Did you like it?
  3. Does this book look interesting to you?
My answers are: Yes!
Love, Sierra

Friday, October 5, 2012

The Kill Order

The Kill Order by James Dashner.
Prequel to The Maze Runner series.

Summary: The prequel to the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series. Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares hit the earth and mankind fell to disease. Mark and Trina were there when it happened, and they survived. But surviving the sun flares was easy compared to what came next. Now a disease of rage and lunacy races across the eastern United States, and there’s something suspicious about its origin. Worse yet, it’s mutating, and all evidence suggests that it will bring humanity to its knees. Mark and Trina are convinced there’s a way to save those left living from descending into madness. And they’re determined to find it—if they can stay alive. Because in this new, devastated world, every life has a price. And to some, you’re worth more dead than alive. 
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Romance:Kisses, hugging and/or touching, liking/loving someone, thinking and/or talking about someone, Mark and Trina cuddle together one night and Trina falls asleep on him although he doesn't and they get up (for something, no spoilers here *zips lips*) shortly afterwards.
Language:4
Violence:Fights, killing, a rage which makes Mark go a  little crazy and sadistic, injuries, threats, hitting and/or wanting to hit someone, beating a woman to almost death, almost being sacrificed to false gods, yelling/arguments.
Other:Spreading a virus on purpose, stealing, weather problems (dangerous), lying, insane-ness.
Time Period:Future.
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My Thoughts: Well I had certainly been looking forward to this book. And in some ways it did not disappoint. It had non-stop action and was a lot like The Maze Runner series is a lot of ways. I think in some ways it was a bit different, as it was in the past for the previous series and it lacked some of the hope The Maze Runner series had near the end, as this was the beginning of what made their world so hopeless. I guess what I'm trying to say is that it had a  a sad but sweet ending and for some people it might be too dark and/or depressing. For me it was a bit sad and such, but I still liked it. I really liked the characters for The Kill Order. Maybe not as much as the ones from TMR because I knew the others better, but they were still characters you enjoyed. I would like to note that on the Language rating, there were a good bunch of s*cks and cr*ps (which I counted) so keep that in mind, as you may or may not consider those to be cuss words. There were some other cuss words in the book though. Overall, I thought it was a bit depressing, but I really enjoyed learning more about the world of Thomas and Teresa...and how it came to be the world that they now/then know. Those who enjoy Dystopian fiction will like this book and TMR books a lot. I would recommend this book to guys and gals about 13+ 
My favorite Character: This is something new that I'm going to be adding to my reviews, for The Kill Order my favorite character was either Mark or Alec who was an ex-army guy who had teamed up with mark and Trina and some others when the sun flares hit. 
My Stars:4
Love, Sierra

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Looking Forward To:Ironskin

First off, this book drew me in with its cover. It is simply so interesting and mysterious! However upon reading the description on Amazon I put it on my "Looking Forward To/Make sure you grab this one when it comes out" list. I have read a review or two on this book now and I'm even more interested! It is "loose paranormal retelling of Jane Eyre." Paranormal, that is to say, fey-like. But it sure looks to be interesting. Especially as I am currently reading Jane Eyre and enjoying it massively!  It's a good thing that I'm reading it now, and almost done because it released October 2! 

Jane Eliot wears an iron mask. It's the only way to contain the fey curse that scars her cheek. The Great War is five years gone, but its scattered victims remain—the ironskin. When a carefully worded listing appears for a governess to assist with a “delicate situation”—a child born during the Great War—Jane is certain the child is fey-cursed, and that she can help. Teaching the unruly Dorie to suppress her curse is hard enough; she certainly didn't expect to fall for the girl's father, the enigmatic artist Edward Rochart. But her blossoming crush is stifled by her scars and by his parade of women. Ugly women, who enter his closed studio...and come out as beautiful as the fey. Jane knows Rochart cannot love her, just as she knows that she must wear iron for the rest of her life. But what if neither of these things are true? Step by step Jane unlocks the secrets of a new life—and discovers just how far she will go to become whole again. (from Amazon)

Three Questions
  1. Have you read Jane Eyre? Did you like it?
  2. Do want to read either Jane Eyre or Ironskin at some point?
  3. Does Ironskin look interesting to you in any case?
Love, Sierra

Monday, October 1, 2012

School's Out-Forever

School's Out-Forever by James Patterson
Book two in the Maximum Ride series.
Summary: Fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride and the other members of the "Flock"--Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel--are just like ordinary kids--only they have wings and can fly. It seems like a dream come true--except that they're being hunted by half-human, half-wolf "Erasers" who can fly, too.
In Book 2 of the series, the Flock members are taken under the wing of an FBI agent and try to live "normal" lives by going to school, making friends--and continuing their relentless search for their parents. But the Erasers return, forcing the Flock to abandon their search and make their escape once again. The voice inside Max's head keeps telling her that it's up to her to save the world, but this is especially challenging to do when she is faced with her ultimate match: a newer and better version of herself, Maximum Ride II. Max's heart-stopping quest to investigate the mind-blowing mystery of her ultimate destiny continues in the scariest, strangest, and funniest James Patterson novel yet. (taken from Goodreads)
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Romance:Max goes on a date, catches Fan kissing a girl, liking someone, a couple kisses.
Language:4
Violence:Kidnapping, torture (kinda), injuries, threats, fighting, killing (also wanting to kill someone), yelling/arguments, mutating/abuse/testing cruelty upon humans and animals, bombs and big explosions.
Other:Mutants, talking dogs, manipulation, lying/hiding something, stealing.
Time Period:Modern.
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My Thoughts: This book literally took the baton from book one, The Angel Experiment, and continued on in the race without stopping! I enjoyed it just about as much as I did the first book. I have literally fallen in love with these characters and wish that they could come to life. *sighs* And yet, sadly, they can't. So I will just have to visit them in this series again :D The plot was pretty good, definitely exciting and had several twists and turns. I didn't really have any problems with anything in it and I think it would be alright for reader 12-13+. I didn't realize that the language was so high, I know a good bit of it was words like cr*p and s*ck which some people do not consider cuss words. There were a couple bigger ones mixed in though. So not including the smaller (possibly not considered) cuss words it would probably be about a two or so. Guys and girls will enjoy it and I really don't think that this series has an age limit, as my dad has read a couple of them. (I think the first three?)
My Stars:
Love,Sierra 
P.S. I'm sorry that the type is a little off in this post, it was messing up (grrrr) and I couldn't get it fixed. And I'm also sorry about the lack of reviews and how scattered they were last month. I'm going to do better this month!