Aug 9, 2012

Cloth of Characters (2)

The Cloth of Characters is a feature that I do from time to time showcasing outfits that I made on Polyvore that are based on different book characters. This idea is inspired by Disneybound.

I thought it was about time to do another Cloth of Characters. So here is some of my new creations!

Alaska Young (Looking for Alaska)

Dauntless (Divergent)

Erudite (Divergent)

Amity (Divergent)

Abnegation (Divergent)

Candor (Divergent)

Aug 8, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (5)

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, where we showcase books that we are dying to get our hands on.

Origin by Jessica Khoury
Release Date: September 4th, 2012

"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."

Aug 7, 2012

Contemplating Covers: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
GoodReads / Amazon

In honor of it being Throne of Glass's release date today my Contemplating Covers this week will be for Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. If you follow my tweets (and if you don't you should be) I have been gushing and fangirling over Throne of Glass for awhile now. I read and reviewed all the novellas (ill post the review links down below) and now I'm just sitting and waiting for the UPS truck to bring my copy of Throne of Glass! I am dying to read it and as soon as it comes in the mail I probably wont be doing much else!

Have you guys seen this cover though!?! It is GORGEOUS!  The cover girl looks exactly how I pictured Celaena to look (sidebar: the cover girl looks like she could be Sarah J. Maas's younger sister. They look SO similar!) She is super pretty but looks like she could take you out in a heartbeat, especially with that pretty dagger on her arm. Look at that glass city/castle thing behind her! Its looks really intricate and neat and it complements the girls eyes perfectly. I can't wait to see the castle up close. 

I am in love with this cover and I am sure I'm going to be in love with this book once I read it! I'm so excited to hold Throne of Glass in my hands! The UPS truck needs to hurry up and get here!!!

My Throne of Glass prequel novella reviews

Aug 6, 2012

REVIEW: Vanish (Firelight, #2) by Sophie Jordan

Title: Vanish
Series: Firelight, #2
Author: Sophie Jordan
Format: Hardcover
Release Date: September 6, 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen

"An impossible romance.
Bitter rivalries.
Deadly choices.

To save the life of the boy she loves, Jacinda did the unthinkable: She betrayed the most closely-guarded secret of her kind. Now she must return to the protection of her pride knowing she might never see Will again—and worse, that because his mind has been shaded, Will’s memories of that fateful night and why she had to flee are gone.

Back home, Jacinda is greeted with hostility and must work to prove her loyalty for both her sake and her family’s. Among the few who will even talk to her are Cassian, the pride’s heir apparent who has always wanted her, and her sister, Tamra, who has been forever changed by a twist of fate. Jacinda knows that she should forget Will and move on—that if he managed to remember and keep his promise to find her, it would only endanger them both. Yet she clings to the hope that someday they will be together again. When the chance arrives to follow her heart, will she risk everything for love?"

I was not a fan of this one. The story kind of bugged me but for some unknown reason I could not put this book down. I ended up reading it all in one sitting. In this installment Jacinda is back with the pride after she manifested in front of Xander and a bunch of other hunters. In a turn of events Xander and the other hunters are shaded and don't remember it ever happening. While Jacinda is back with her pride she is treated as a criminal because A: she ran away (even if her mother did force her) and B: She showed the draki's best kept secret to hunters. While Jacinda is being shunned she is trying to forget about Will and accept the idea of Cassian. I don't like Cassian and Jacinda together. I just don't, I like Will and Jacinda together.

In Vanish you meet a lot more draki characters, but sadly not in their draki form. Jacinda and Tamra get along better for the most part in this installment. Cassian really does care for Jacinda, even though she is in love with a hunter. He protects and helps her. The bad guy in this book is Cassian's dad, Severin. He sees Jacinda as no more but a trouble making, breeding tool. Cassian's family is full of horrible people. Like Will, Cassian has a horrid cousin. His name is Corbin and he is just creepy. The kind of creepy that when he looks at you, your skin crawls and you feel like you need to take a shower.

I really hated how everyone was so quick to judge Jacinda and her family but after she was forced into a certain event they acted like nothing was ever wrong and she was the golden child once more. The draki just are not pleasant people. I also hated that Cassian was always trying to worm his way into Jacinda's heart, but that's mainly because I am team Will. Even though I am not a fan of this series I still feel compelled to read the next book that comes out in a few months. It sounds promising and action filled so here's to hoping that its better than Vanish.

Aug 3, 2012

Stacking the Shelves(5)-The Forsaken

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews where we can showcase books that we have gotten in the past week!

Ive said it before and Ill say it again. I really suck at not buying books. Also, my grandma really needs to stop taking me into Barnes and Nobles. So this week I got The Forsaken! Look at the pretty cover! I also did a post about the UK and the US cover for The Forsaken this week and ill link it down below for you.


This week from The Young Adventuress:

Aug 2, 2012

REVIEW: An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Title: An Abundance of Katherines
Author: John Green
Format: Hardcover
Release Date: September 21, 2006
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile

"When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton's type happens to be girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact. He's also a washed-up child prodigy with ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a passion for anagrams, and an overweight, Judge Judy-obsessed best friend. Colin's on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which will predict the future of all relationships, transform him from a fading prodigy into a true genius, and finally win him the girl. Letting expectations go and allowing love in are at the heart of Colin's hilarious quest to find his missing piece and avenge dumpees everywhere."

I'm not a big fan of contemporaries but John Green is an exception. After I fell in love with Looking for Alaska I decided that I needed to read all of John Green's books. An Abundance of Katherines was not quite as good as Looking for Alaska but I still loved it. 

An Abundance of Katherines is centered around a child prodigy grown up, named Colin, that has just been dumped by his girlfriend Katherine. That is not the only Katherine that Colin has dated though, he has dated 19 Katherines in total. While Colin is in the depths of despair his best friend, Hassan, suggests a road trip. The boys take off driving, not knowing where they are going and end up in a small town named Gutshot, Tennessee. I love the story of this book. Its not about Colin constantly pursuing a girl but rather discovering who he is and trying to cope with getting his heart broken.

An Abundance of Katherines has a very relatable cast of characters, well not the prodigy thing but we will ignore that. First we have Colin, who wants to be more than just a child prodigy. Just like any normal teenager Colin fears being alone, which tends to make him needy, which then tends to get him dumped. Its a vicious circle. Then there is Hassan, who is a hilarious jokester, all around lovable guy. Hassan is on the chubby side and doesn't do much in the ways of work, both of which make him insecure. He hides behind his wall of jokes. Lastly there is Lindsey, she is just your average teenage girl who wants to fit in. She seems to have the perfect life; a hot boyfriend, popular friends, and a rich mother. She's not happy though. I really loved the cast of characters. They made me laugh and I could see a bit of myself in all of them.

I loved the dynamics of all the characters together and the raw emotion that is shown by them all. John Green's stories make you think and that is one thing that I love about An Abundance of Katherines. I also found myself giggling and laughing-out-loud periodically throughout the novel and that is always a plus. I look forward to reading more John Green in the future.

Aug 1, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (4)

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine showcasing books that we are dying to get our hands on.

The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore
Release Date: August 21, 2012

"Until the day I met John Smith, Number Four, I'd been on the run alone, hiding and fighting to stay alive.

Together, we are much more powerful. But it could only last so long before we had to separate to find the others. . . .

I went to Spain to find Seven, and I found even more, including a tenth member of the Garde who escaped from Lorien alive. Ella is younger than the rest of us, but just as brave. Now we're looking for the others--including John.

But so are they.

They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They caught me in New York--but I escaped.
I am Number Six. 
They want to finish what they started.
But they'll have to fight us first."

Im super excited for The Rise of Nine! This is another one that I have already preordered! If you haven't read the first two books, I Am Number Four and The Power of Six, go read them now!