Hello Readers! If any of you have noticed the lack of posts lately it is due to my computer having not only crashing but it also was wiped out by the notorius 2012 MacKeeper virus. The virus comes in the form of a pop-up window on Apple computers and silently infects the entire drive. It brings up the entire "private" drive that is hidden, which is reponsible to keep your entire Mac running. Well after it happened needless to say I'm now typing on my cell phone which is a basic phone. Sadly I do not own a tablet nor have 24/7 acess to a computer. So I'm currently writing by hand my book reviews till my computer gets fixed or I invest in a new MacBook Pro. For now I leave this post to let you all know I haven't disappeared, just currently without a computer. And don't worry I'll be making sure to find a way to keep everyone updated on BEA
A weekly meme by Ginger of GReads! In the meme I'll talk about music and showcase it here each week. And this week, I'm going to talk about... more random songs!
Keeping with Ginger's tradition for the month, I've set aside some more random music. My iTunes library is HUGE and is very random. I have almost everything on it and when I hit shuffle anything could come up. So let's get that ball rolling and see what iTunes has in store!
"Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games" by Of Montreal
"In Which I, Robert" by Inlets
"I'm Like a Bird (Cover)" by Element 101
"Rock & Roll Stew" by Traffic
And here is the rest of the 10 songs that iTunes has picked:
6) "You're Not Sorry" by Taylor Swift
7) "My Life Would Suck Without You (Cover)" by Glee Cast
8) "Doing Too Much" by Paula DeAnda (feat. Baby Bash)
9) "Stranglehold" by Ted Nugent
10) "Mr. Hollywood" by Kat Deluna
11) "Wait For Me" by Rose Against
12) "I Want You Back" by Jackson 5
13) "Misfit" by Lesley Roy
14) "Two-Way Mirror" by Crystal Antlers
15) "Le Disko" by Shiny Toy Guns
The Conversation, is such an amazing show. If you are a woman, you really need to check it out if you haven't yet. Amanda de Cadenet brings on influential women ranging from film, television, music, politics, and literature. Each episode is based on a topic. The first episode was about love/loss and it featured Jane Fonda, Sarah Silverman, Zoe Saldana, and Gwyneth Paltrow.
From there on out, she has talked about topics such as being fearless, truth & wisdom, transformation, marriage & divorce, parenting & perseverance, taboos, and next latest episode coming up will be about all about love, which will feature Miley Cyrus, Melissa McCarthy, Diane von Furstenberg and Glenda Bailey.
Every episode the women get real, let their guard down, and tell the truth about what it feels like to be a women in the world, their views on life as a women, the love/loss they've felt, and everything else in between. The best question that Amanda asks at the end of every episode is: What is your favorite sex position. So make sure no young children are in the room for the episode! lol
Anyway, the show airs every Thursdays at 11/10c on Lifetime. So don't forget to check it out! Also if you miss an episode you can go to the website or even HULU.com for missed episodes! I've posted some quotes below from the first couple of episode. Enjoy readers!
A weekly meme by Ginger of GReads! In the meme I'll talk about music and showcase it here each week. And this week, I'm going to talk about... Random Songs!
It's about hitting that shuffle button and then pasting the selections here for everyone to see how random my music list can get. So let's get the ball rolling with the top 15 choices iTunes thinks I should hear.
Now I have an eclectic choice in music ranging from celtic irish tracks to some hair metal to bob dylan lol So be prepared for some oddities...
"Under The Sea" by Samuel E. Wright
"Lay Me Down" by Crossfade
"Something About You" by Cary Brothers
"Waitin' On the Sky" by Steve Earle
And here are the last ten tracks that iTunes has picked for me:
6) "Freak" by Estelle (Feat. Kardinal Offishall)
7) "My Baby's Tellin' Lies" by Keb' Mo'
8) "Aftertaste" by Funeral For A Friend
9) "Infinity Guitars" by Sleigh Bells
10) "Oxygen" by Colbie Caillat
11) "The Queen and I" by Gym Class Heroes
12) "Best Thing I Never Had (iTunes Version)" by Beyoncé
13) "Heaven is a Place on Earth (Cover)" by Student Rick
14) "Blue Cassette" by Friendly Fires
15) "Distraction" by Angels And Airwaves
Suddenly Wren was alone and shattered. In a heartbroken fury, armed with dark incantations and a secret power, Wren decides that what she wants—what she must do—is to bring Danny back.Title: Cold Kiss
But the Danny who returns is just a shell of the boy Wren fell in love with. His touch is icy; his skin, smooth and stiff as marble; his chest, cruelly silent when Wren rests her head against it. Wren must keep Danny a secret, hiding him away, visiting him at night, while her life slowly unravels around her.
Then Gabriel DeMarnes transfers to her school, and Wren realizes that somehow, inexplicably, he can sense the powers that lie within her—and that he knows what she has done. And now Gabriel wants to help make things right. But Wren alone has to undo what she has wrought—even if it means breaking her heart all over again. - Goodreads
Author: Amy Garvey
Release Date: September 20th 2011
Age Group: Young Adult
Rating: ❤❤❤ ½
Where to Buy: Amazon | B&N | The Book Depository
Cold Kiss is a fascinating story, one that is filled with suspense, romance, even a little magic.
The readers are introduced to Wren, the protagonist of the story. She is 17, emotional, and has one big secret: she brought her boyfriend, Danny back from the dead. Her first real love. The only problem is he doesn't seem like he use to be when he was alive. Something is 'missing', besides his pulse, when she seems him.
It's bad enough the way everything fell apart for Wren, but she has no one to talk to when Danny is back. This forces her to lie to everyone, including her own mother and sister. Her best friends are barely talking to her because of Danny. But then someone new walks into town, Gabriel, the new boy. As time goes on he won't leave her alone and he feels compelled to know Wren. From there the two begin a bond, one that started on an off note.
Now for the thoughts on the book...
The story itself was entertaining. However it left me feeling as thought something was missing, not the characters, but the way the plot played out. I think it has to do with how many horror movies I've seen and such shows as Tales from the Crypt that got me to think Danny as going to go a little choo-choo towards Wren and everyone else by the end of the book. But that is just me in regards to the dead boyfriend coming back.
Once I got past that and let those expectations go, I enjoyed the book.
I simply reveled in the aspects between Wren and all of her family, including her Aunt Mari. The reasons for this stem from the secrets that surround Wren's family that her mother just won't talk about; yet it's vitally important that someone should. It all comes down to how everything was before Wren's father left and before her grandmother passed away. When she was a child, Wren was entertained by her aunt and grandmother always being over at her house, her mother laughing, her father smiling and love just filling the air. Overtime, that all changed and Wren is devastated by this during the book.
The character dynamics played out between Wren and Danny start off simple. But by the end, was tangled up and heartbreaking. You could tell she truly loved Danny with all her heart, that kind of young love at 16 that you never forget. But I was worried for Wren, because Danny had changed. He was actually starting to remember things and how he died, which led to his manic moods. The frantic parts were when Danny forget where he was and who was there. It made Wren start to cry sometimes or get scared a little. Something a person shouldn't have to feel about love and was tainting the memories of Danny when he was alive.
And then the other boy, Gabriel. Something about him and the way he interacted with Wren was captivating. I wanted more between them, but they're young and the story wasn't all about how it unfolded in that direction, maybe in the sequel it'll happen more. Anyway, you could tell Gabriel cared about Wren in the way he was being patient and protective. I think he wanted to wrap her up in bubble wrap and keep her away from the insanity, keep her safe from Danny. This storyline needs more development, but I loved how it was in the last few chapters, because that's what sold me on the believability in how Wren finally understood what love should be between two people.
Now the story felt a little flat here and there in the book, which is okay, I was still enjoying the journey. Not sure how to describe it, but it lacked a little fire or a little more action or depth, but first books do that sometimes. It's always the sequels that go deeper and explain more. I have so many questions and I need answers.
Overall, this was a good book and worth every second that I read it. The trek from the beginning to the end was delightful and simmering, but also was cold (no pun intended!)
It may not be for everyone, but if you appreciate a good love triangle story with a twist that has a magic undead element, this could be for you.
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13 Little Blue Envelopes ($2.99)
The Duff ($2.99)
Deadly Cool ($2.99)
The Prophecy Sisters ($2.99)
Current Status: In Development
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In a future Chicago, 16-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.
Release Date: 2015
Current Status: In Development
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Passion. Fate. Loyalty. Would you risk it all to change your destiny?
The last thing Kelsey Hayes thought she’d be doing this summer was trying to break a 300-year-old Indian curse. With a mysterious white tiger named Ren. Halfway around the world. But that’s exactly what happened. Face-to-face with dark forces, spellbinding magic, and mystical worlds where nothing is what it seems, Kelsey risks everything to piece together an ancient prophecy that could break the curse forever.
Tiger’s Curse is the exciting first volume in an epic fantasy-romance that will leave you breathless and yearning for more.
Current Status: Pre-production
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When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing—not even a smear of blood—to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . .