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Saturday, March 31, 2012

In My Mailbox 3

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren.

Well I didn't exactly get it this week. This was supposed to be in last week's IMM. But since I read it so fast and put it up, I forgot about including it. And since I didn't get any new books this week, it works out.
Poison Study (Study, #1)
Anyway I got Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder. A review should be up Monday.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

In My Mailbox 2

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These are the purchases that came after my last IMM.
Possessions (Possessions, #1)
I got Possessions by Nancy Holder, purely because of the cover. Which if I had noticed the author, I wouldn't have bought it because I didn't like her Wicked Series. But the blurb sounds so good!
Dracula in Love
And I got Dracula in Love by Karen Essex.
Past Perfect
Finally I have Past Perfect by Leila Sales.

What did you get? Don't forget to leave a link for your IMM!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Am I nuts or do these covers favor each other?

I guess it's the umbrellas. And the swirly and capitalized lettering. And the trees. And the dark haired girl. Oh and the reddish tints.

Monday, March 19, 2012


About a week ago I made a post about how I  spent too much money on a few orders of books. Today I finally received the first batch from amazon bargain books.
Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard. 
Saving Juliet  by Suzanne Selfors. 
The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver. (The only one I plan on doing a review for.)
IMM is hosted by The Story Siren.

Written Review: Hater by David Moody

2.5 Stars (With spoilers)
I guess I'll start by saying that it took me 2 months to read this book. Considering it's only 288 pages long that should tell you something. I really liked the idea behind it. A pseudo-zombie book that promised action. How could it not be exciting when the world is going nuts and there are attacks by seemingly normal people who all of a sudden snap with rage? How can a book where "a world infected with fear, violence, and HATE" be so boring? I still don't know. What I do know is that for the first 150 or so nothing gets the blood pumping.    

Throughout the book there are flashes of other people changing into a Hater and attacking whoever is around them. But the action and excitement is still lack luster.  Until about 150 I was not an engaged reader. I was forcing myself to continue on by reading this during my breaks at school.

It slowly started to pick up and I found myself enjoying the story. I really liked the <spoiler>Holocaust analogy of the Haters being rounded up to be slaughtered. The battle that happens at the end is pretty much the</spoiler> only blood pumping, shaking eyes reading, thrill that I had. If not for the end I wouldn't have  rated it so high. There are two more books to read. I however have no inclination to keep going. From the reviews I've read, it doesn't get better. So  I can live with where it ended  and watch the movie to catch the rest. Maybe.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Oops. I spent too much money!

So I went on amazon and bought 3 bargain books and one regular book for $25. Then I went to and spent 30 bucks. I was supposed to save that money for a new computer. But I should get birthday money tomorrow so I don't care.

Book Chat: Buzz Words and Deal Breakers

Buzz Words
I feel like this would be one that most people would chose as their buzz word. Not Miranda specifically but a character that shares the same name as you. However I don't often find my name my name in books. I guess my name's just not weird enough for today's character names.

Like many people I have grown up on various fairy-tales. Whether it was from my aunt reading fairy-tales before me and my sister went to sleep or the numerous Disney movies I've watched. I love fairy-tales and therefore love reading about them. I just really like fairy-tale retellings and interpretations.

I just find spies interesting.

Deal Breakers
Love Triangles:
I hate love triangles. They are so overdone and often detracts from the main story. Plus many authors totally fuck over the loser that's not picked.  Not cool yo! But because it is so hard to find a book that doesn't do this I try to read ones that are done more tastefully.

Love at First Sight/Instant Love:

Ugh I detest when books do this. "Oh I've seen you once and now I love you." No bitch, you are in lust. Fuck em and then see how you feel.

Multiple Viewpoints:
I am very weary of multiple
view points. I feel that many authors just can't pull it off. If I'm whipping around many points of view I feel like I'm on a roller coaster and am about to puke. Puking, is definitely not something you want to do when reading a book.

Both a Buzz and a Deal Breaker

I like but am also cautious of books with cheerleaders. I was a cheerleader and hate when they are made out to be a stereotypical mean girl. Were there bitches on the cheerleading team? Duh. But there were actually more bitches on the academic team. Go figure.

Book Chat is hosted by Misty from thebookrat.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Written Review: The City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

So I can't finish the book. Usually I do a lot of research when picking a book to read. This time I picked it up at the library because I remember a few years ago my friend Katie read it and like it and told me to pick it up. If I had read it then, when I was in high school, I might have finished it and possibly liked it. But it's not 2009ish and I am no longer 16.

Now for why I can't finish it.

It's so obvious what is going to happen.  Spoiler: Jace and Clary (the author named the character  after herself!) are related and Valentine (the bad guy) is the father.  Plus I really don't care what happens to the characters. And I don't want to waste my time reading a book that is almost 500 pages when I already know the ending. 16 year old Miranda would finish it. 20 year old Miranda has better shit to do and far better books to hopefully read. With my to read books piling up, and not a lot of time (thank you college)I better end it now and read the next book on my list. With that being said up until about page 100, it was enjoyable and fun. Reminds me of Twilight.  A nice, light (yes it's 500 pages, but it's not exactly 500 pages of philosophical exploration of life or anything particularly thought provoking) young adult read that many people will wet their panties over. Suffice it to say I will not be continuing on with the series.


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