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Saturday, April 24, 2010

It only took 4 business days to get to Australia from the US, that's amazing! I read somewhere that the Kindle makes you read more and faster and it seems to be true. Ive tried the dictionary and am finding it really useful especially for classics and TV where there's a word I don't understand.

The next wave of excitement will come from my order of the Library skin from Decalgirl which will arrive in 2 weeks XD There's so many gorgeous designs It was so hard to pick. I can't wait for it to arrive and put it on the Kindle!
Happy reading!

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women is a fairly typical all-girls school—that is, if every school teaches advanced martial arts in PE, chemistry always consists of the latest in chemical warfare, and everyone breaks CIA codes for extra credit in computer class. So in truth, while the Gallagher Academy might say it's a school for geniuses what they really mean is spies. But what happens when a Gallagher Girl falls for a boy who doesn't have a code name?

Cammie Morgan may be fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways (three of which involve a piece of uncooked spaghetti), but the Gallagher Academy hasn't prepared her for what to do when she meets an ordinary boy who thinks she's an ordinary girl. Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, and track him through a mall without him ever being the wiser, but can she have a regular relationship with a regular boy who can never know the truth about her? Cammie may be an elite spy in training, but in her sophomore year, she's doing something riskier than ever—she's falling in love.

The Gallagher Girls book number 1 was a seriously fun and witty read. The main character Cammie was a great narrator, I loved reading her comical thoughts. The constant use of nicknames throughout the book made me feel like I had gotten to know the characters in less than 300 pages, although some aspects of the characters felt stereotypical and two dimensional. For example, the bookworm Liz, the clever one Bex and the hateful girl who turned out to be a pretty good friend Macey. These didn't distract from the enjoyment of the book but their actions were cringe worthy at times.

I expected some really cheesy stuff judging by the blurb but it wasn't too bad. Cammie meets this guy Josh, in the middle of a covert operations mission and falls in a new-to-her situation - harder than any mission. Hilarity follows as she keeps a recount of what she does to find out more about him which includes digging through his rubbish (and over-analysing) and obtain the emails he sends using the skills she has learnt at Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women!

The highlight of the book was how at many points it made me laugh out loud while towards the end, there were some heart wrenching moments. Even with a complete change in the mood, it fit perfectly to lead onto the next book in the series Cross my Heart and Hope to Spy.


Princess Bookie Contest Craze

Sunday, April 11, 2010

There is a HUGE contest craze at princess bookie where many contests end April 11 at midnight!

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

Friday, April 9, 2010
Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her “power” to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes the dead leave behind in the world . . . and the imprints that attach to their killers.

Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find dead birds her cat had tired of playing with. But now that a serial killer has begun terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he’s claimed haunt her daily, she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.

Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet on her quest to find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved to find herself hoping that Jay’s intentions are much more than friendly. But even as she’s falling intensely in love, Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer . . . and becoming his prey herself.

With a title like that, I expected mystery and horror. The Body Finder delivered this but I found it took the back seat towards the second half of the book. The relationship between Violet and her childhood and best friend Jay was the main event. Not that I'm complaining because their chemistry was apparent from the beginning and it was sweet reading about their love blossoming. I found the idea of Violet sensing dead people and the people who killed others through an 'echo' - a fascinating idea but I would have liked to know how she got these abilities (since her parents or relatives have no such case) at least vaguely.

The book alternates in chapters detailing what the murderer was up to and others things happening with Violet. The murderer chapters were twisted and creepy and these were cleverly intertwined throughout to make you speculate who the victim in each of their killings might be.

I loved the author's writing because there was so much imagery. Especially the first chapter which described Violet getting out of bed. It was amusing to read epic lines like 'But it was too late. She had awoken.'

Mystery, romance and a bit of high school drama thrown in and you have The Body Finder. I can't wait to get my hands on Desires of the Dead coming out in 2011!



Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Most Amazing Follower Award

Thanks to vvb32 Reads for this lovely award :D

please note: award was created by Emma Michaels

Thank you to each and every one of my followers! I don't have much content at the moment but I do hope to add more :)

hmsgofita @ Gofita's Pages
Holly @ Good Golly Miss Holly
Alexa @ Hooked on YA Books
BrittLit @ Reading Nook
Aye.Me?/Amy @ Addicted to Books
Cherry @ Cherry Mischievious
Shweta @ Book Journal
Lauren @ Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf
Mitchell J Kaplan
sara shalash
Eleni @ La Femme Readers
Karla @ Karla's Randomness
Jo Stapley @ Ink and Paper

Beautiful Blogger Award

Thanks to Once Upon a Bookcase for this beautiful award!!

The rules after you've received the award:
1. Thank and link to the person that gave you the award
2. Pass the award onto 15 bloggers you’ve recently discovered and think are fantastic
3. Contact said blogs and let them know they’ve won
4. State 7 things about yourself

I'm passing the award to 15 blogs I've discovered recently:
1. Emily's Reading Room
2. Lost for Words
3. Lost in Literature
4. Reading Keeps you Sane
5. Book Nymph
6. Squeaky Books
7. The Book on the Hill
8. Delightful Reviews
9. Today's Adventure
10. Bookish in a Box
11. The Serpentine Library
12. Today was a Fairytale
13. Oodles of Books
14. Inked Books
15. Star Shadow

7 Things about me:
1. New addict of the Discovery Channel
2. I love Foxtel IQ, bye bye advertisements
3. I have a house-shaped Winnie the Pooh clock
4. I can only play one full song (both hands, so it's not Mary Had a Little Lamb) on the piano
5. When I whistle, it sounds like when the wind tries to get through under doors
6. I use random items for bookmarks which includes receipts and rulers
7. I love coffee cake