Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Happy Birthday Joanne Rowling and Harry Potter!

I just wanted to make a brief blog post dedicated to Joanne (J.K.) Rowling and Harry Potter's birthday today! Happy Birthday to the women who injected magic and inspiration into our lives and the wonderful character/s you created. Thank you for a magical childhood!
Happy Reading,
Kiersten and Alivia

Review: City of Fallen Angels

Author: Cassandra Clare

Release Date: April 5th, 2011

Pages: 424

Synopsis:


(Warning: Major Spoilers in this review. I suggest you read the first four books in the series before you read this.)

The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She's training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And - most importantly of all - she can finally call Jace her boyfriend.

But nothing comes without a price.

Someone is murdering Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine's Circle, provoking tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second bloody war. Clary's best friend, Simon, can't help her. His mother just found out that he's a vampire and now he's homeless. Everywhere he turns, someone wants him on their side - along with the power of the curse that's wrecking his life. And they're willing to do anything to get what they want. At the same time he's dating two beautiful, dangerous girls - neither of whom knows about the other one.

When Jace begins to pull away from Clary without explaining why, she is forced to delve into the heart of a mystery whose solution reveals her worst nightmare: She herself has set in motion a terrible chain of events that could lead to her losing everything she loves. Even Jace.

Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. The stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.


Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction/Fantasy

My Review:

This book was absolutely amazing. Once again, Cassandra Clare did not disappoint me at all. City of Fallen Angels starts off kind of slow, with Simon coming out to his mother about him being a vampire and his mother basically 'disowning' him. On the other hand, though, he's dating two girls at once; Isabelle and Maia which is a controversy in itself. 

Jace and Clary. Oh my gosh, their relationship in this book was so...frustrating. All is well in the beginning of the book, Clary has everything she wants and Jace is her boyfriend. Nothing could possibly go wrong, right? Wrong. Jace starts pulling away from Clary, avoiding her whenever he can get the chance, and Clary starts to get worried. Come to find out (Major spoiler), Jace was being..what's the word for it...possessed by the demon Lilith the whole time. At the end of the book, Lilith is killed and Jace is free again; free to be with Clary. Not for long though...

Magnus and Alec. They are such an amazing couple, I hope they stay together forever, but that probably won't happen, since Alec's got this whole jealousy thing going on. He needs to knock it off and realize that Magnus loves him and no one else. Geez, I'm already going into rant mode, so I'm just going to stop there.

The ending. Holy crap, such a cliffhanger! I'm so glad I have City of Lost Souls already, otherwise I would die...not literally. (Once again, major spoiler coming up) I mean, I knew Sebastian couldn't possibly be dead, but I didn't know he would come back from the dead so soon. So many emotions, sooo many emotions.

Anyways, I loved the book, loved the characters, loved the twists and turns, loved all of the relationships. I basically loved everything about this book. Can't wait to dig into City of Lost Souls!

Rating: 

Happy Reading,
Kiersten 


Saturday, July 28, 2012

Review: Revived

Author: Cat Patrick

Release Date: May 8th, 2012

Pages: 336

Synopsis: 

As a little girl, Daisy Appleby was killed in a school bus crash. Moments after the accident, she was brought back to life.

A secret government agency has developed a drug called Revive that can bring people back from the dead, and Daisy Appleby, a test subject, has been Revived five times in fifteen years. Daisy takes extraordinary risks, knowing that she can beat death, but each new death also means a new name, a new city, and a new life. When she meets Matt McKean, Daisy begins to question the moral implications of Revive, and as she discovers the agency's true goals, she realizes she's at the center of something much larger — and more sinister — than she ever imagined.


Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction

My Review:

Let me start out by saying that this book was amazing. I loved it.  I literally finished this in less then a day, it was so fast paced and entertaining. I also loved how this book was a stand alone. Most sci-fi/fantasy or dystopian novels these days usually are in series, so this was a pleasant surprise.

I thought Daisy was a really enjoyable character to read about, along with her supporting cast. Matt and Daisy's relationship was sort of like love at first sight, but the speed of everything made sense in the situation. Also, Daisy and Audrey's relationship was another great relationship to read about. Their friendship was so real and I was really sad when I found out the truth about Audrey. It did, although, add some drama to the story, which was awesome.

Patrick seems to expertly portray each characters emotions in this novel, it's insane. There was no point in the novel where I rolled my eyes or was like 'That would never happen' which I find myself doing a lot in some dystopian literature, so yay to that! This is definitely going in my favorites list now.

So overall, I think this book is definitely worth reading, it will keep you hooked until the very last page. The story really has it all; romance, friendship, life and death.



Rating:

Happy Reading,
Kiersten


Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Liebster Blog Award




I've been nominated for The Liebster Blog Award!  (for blogs with less than 200 followers) Thanks to L├Ęctus for nominating me!
The Rules:
1. Each person must post 11 random facts about themselves.
2. Answer the 11 questions the tagger has given you and give 11 questions to the people you are nominating.
3. Choose 11 blogs to nominate and tag them.
4. Let them know they’ve been nominated
5. No tagging back!



Part 1: My 11 Random Facts:
1. I play the drum set, piano, cello, and am also a percussionist.
2. I've been known to read many books at a time. (I am currently reading 5 right now.)
3. My favorite color is lime green.
4. I may be a little bit too obsessed with Josh Hutcherson...
5. The elephant is my favorite animal.
6. My favorite season is Summer.
7. I love clothes.
8. Aside from reading, I love to craft.
9. I'm a redhead.
10. I love photography.
11. If I could live at the library, I would.


Part 2: The 11 Questions Given To Me:

Should bloggers have a "Blogger Choice Awards" for books?
That sounds like an awesome idea, sure!

What book would you like to see made into a movie? City of Bones, but is already in the process of being made into a movie so yay!

When leaving a comment on other blogs, how do you feel about having to type those letters for security/identity measure? I feel like it's a pain, but I don't mind them that much.

How often do you network for your blog? Pretty often, since right now our blog only has 5 followers. 

Twilight: love it or hated it?
I've read all the twilight books and seen all the movies so far, and I love them! Can't wait for Breaking Dawn part 2 to come out in November!
If, like in that movie Revolution,  the world ran out of electricity, what would you miss more and why? I would probably miss my computer since I use it for so many different purposes.

Who is your favorite author? I have a lot of faves, here are some: J.K. Rowling, Cassandra Clare, Maggie Stiefvater, Veronica Roth, James Patterson, Stephanie Meyer, and Suzanne Collins.

What is your favorite book, and how many times have you read it? Once again, I have a lot of fave books. Here are some: Divergent and Insurgent by: Veronica Roth, The Harry Potter series by: J.K. Rowling, The Shiver Trilogy by: Maggie Stiefvater, The Maximum Ride series by: James Patterson, The Mortal Instruments series by: Cassandra Clare, The Hunger Games Trilogy by: Suzanne Collins, and Walk Two Moons by: Sharon Creech.

What is your favorite movie, and how many times have you watched it? Some of my favorite movies would have to be the Harry Potter movies 1-7. I have watched them all tons of times, too many to count.

If you could live in another country, where would you like to live? Probably England.

Your house is on fire and you can only grab five books! Quick, what five books would be the lucky ones to get saved? Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by: J.K. Rowling, City of Glass by: Cassandra Clare, The Hunger Games by: Suzanne Collins, Breaking Dawn by: Stephanie Meyer, Free to Be You & Me by: Marlo Thomas And Friends.

Part 3: My 11 Questions To You:
1. What is your least favorite book?
2. What do you do more: Buy books or go to the library?
3. Hardcover, Paperback, or E-Reader?
4. Do you read more series of books or stand alone books?
5. What was your favorite book from your childhood?
6. Where is your favorite place to read?
7. Do you buy more books online or at a bookstore? 
8. What is your favorite genre of books?
9. What is your most expensive and least expensive book you own?
10. Do you like book to movie adaptations?
11. Have you ever read ahead or skipped to the last page of a book?

Part 4: Blogs I give this award to:
Sitting With A Book
Inna's Little Bookshelves
Ivy Book Bindings
XO Reads
I Talk Books!!
The Random Ranterer
Under the Cover and Between the Sheets Book Reviews
Framed in Words
Heaven, Hell & Everything in Between...
Literary Love Affair
Magical Manuscripts


Happy Reading,
Kiersten






Review: Waiting for You

Author: Susane Colasanti

Release Date: May 14th, 2009

Pages: 320

Synopsis:


At the beginning of her sophomore year, Marisa is ready for a fresh start and, more importantly, a boyfriend. So when the handsome and popular Derek asks her out, Marisa thinks her long wait for happiness is over. But several bumps in the road—including her parents’ unexpected separation, a fight with her best friend, and a shocking disappointment in her relationship with Derek—test Marisa’s ability to maintain her new outlook. Only the anonymous DJ, whose underground podcasts have the school’s ear, seems to understand what Marisa is going through. But she has no idea who he is—or does she? In Waiting For You, this third romantic novel from Susane Colasanti, Marisa learns how to “be in the Now” and realizes that the love she’s been waiting for has been right in front of her all along.

Genre: Young Adult Romance

My Review:


This was my first time reading one of Susane's books and it won't be the last! Her writing style is so great, everything flows perfectly. She builds up a great romance story, but makes it realistic by adding, for example in this book, best friend hardships and the separation of the main character's parents.
               The story seems light and fun when you pick it up, but underneath the cover lies another story that is fast paced and heart wrenching. I literally could not put this book down, I finished it in a day. (If staying up until 1:00 in the morning counts as finishing it in a day..) Overall, I think that Colasanti does not disappoint in this book and I will definitely be picking up some more of her books such as Keep Holding On, which I am so excited to read.
               I would definitely recommend this book to anyone, it's a really fast read so you should check it out!

Rating: 

Happy Reading,
Kiersten
               

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (1)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly post that highlights books we are excited to read hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.  




Title: Nevermore: The Final Maximum Ride Adventure
Author: James Patterson
Synopsis:
One last chance...for Max, Fang, Angel, Iggy, Nudge, and Gazzy.
Are you ready for the final chapter? Are you ready for the ultimate flight? Because THIS IS IT. One last incredible, explosive adventure with an astonishing ending that no one could have seen coming. (Not much of a synopsis, but I'm still stoked!)
Why are we excited?:
Who isn't excited for the final installment in the Maximum Ride series?  James Patterson better make this book a good one, because this book will either be amazing or it will suck.  Part of me is saying that it will suck, and part of me is saying that it will be amazing. Fax forever! Dylan is just...eew.

What book are you waiting on?


Happy Reading,
Kiersten                                                       

Monday, July 23, 2012

Welcome to Frozen in Fiction!

Hello everybody!

This is my very first blog post on our new blog and I'm super excited to start reviewing and recommending books for you all.

My Goodreads

This is my goodreads account link, so check it out if you want!
You can also email me at frozeninfiction@gmail.com.

Happy Reading,
Kiersten

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