Friday, December 2, 2011

CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE!

OKAY! SO I'm in a holiday mood, and I want to read a romantic book, that includes something about snow/holidays etc. I read "Snowed In" by Rachel Hawthorne, and "And Both Were Young" by Madeline L'Engle, and both had snowy cute scenes! 
I was wondering if any of you knew about any holiday-romantic-wintery books????

Please let me know!!!!
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ALSO!!!! Here is my wish list for Christmas (If you want to post what books YOU want for Christmas, or any other holiday you celebrate, feel free to comment!!)
The reason I chose these books, are that I feel like they're going to be quick cute reads, opposed to more dramatic darker reads---which I have basically a whole shelf filled with unread books of these kinds...
The Book of Luke-Jenny O'Connell
Delirium-Lauren Oliver
Dream Factory-Brad Barkley
The Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)-Kody Keplinger
Flowers in the Attic (Dollanger Saga)-V.C. Andrews
Gingerbread-Rachel Cohn
Icing on the Lake-Catherine Clark
Killer Cruise-Jennifer Shaw
Kiss Me, I'm Irish-Bella Street
Labor of Love-Rachel Hawthorne
Love on the Lifts-Rachel Hawthorne
Maine Squeeze-Catherine Clark
Matched-Ally Condie
Picture Perfect-Catherine Clark
Putting Boys on the Ledge-Stephie Davis
Sleepless-Terri Clark
So Inn Love-Catherine Clark
Suite Dreams-Rachel Hawthorne
Tourist Trap-Emma Harrison

If you would like to share what books YOU want, again like I said, post a comment!! Or email me your book list! I'd like to know what everyone is going to be reading after they get their holiday gifts!
Also, if you've read any of these books let me know how you felt about them :)

Peace.Love.Reading
The Book Genie

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

SOME UPDATES...

I was searching Barnes and Noble for a good read (yeah please, more like I was writing down hundreds of books that I have to read that I probably will never get to because my to-read pile is already like 300 books deep...).....So anyway, I was looking up some authors that I like, and I decided to look up Lauren Kate, and what I found is that the fourth and final installation of the Fallen Series is announced to be released in June of 2012. June 12th to be exact. This was surprising to me!! Time must have flown by since I read the first book, which feels like yesterday. And not having read the second or the third, I guess I’m a little bit behind! (Between school work and the shortest days ever that feel like they’ve been reduced to 5 hours, it’s hard to keep up with every single series that I love). This description makes me want to read both the second and the third in time to read the fourth!
In RAPTURE, the highly anticipated fourth and final novel in the FALLEN series, Luce and Daniel are together . . . but for how long? Can history be rewritten? Or are some punishments eternal?”
This is an excerpt from Barnes and Noble.

I feel like I’ve missed so much, and now I need to get back into the world of Fallen. I need to know what happened!....Now, that being said, I also came across Fallen in Love which confused the skittles out of me. Then once I read the description I realized that it seems to be an add on to the series!
What makes your heart race a little faster? Just in time for Valentine's Day, it's FALLEN IN LOVE, four wholly original new stories collected in a new novel set in the Middle Ages by Lauren Kate. FALLEN IN LOVE gives fans the much-talked about but never-revealed stories of FALLEN characters as they intertwine with the epic love story of Luce and Daniel. The stories include: Love Where You Least Expect It: The Valentine of Shelby and Miles , Love Lessons: The Valentine of Roland; Burning Love: The Valentine of Arriane; and Endless Love: The Valentine of Daniel and Lucinda.
Yet another excerpt from Barnes and Noble-thank you my favorite book store :D

So, what I’m really getting at here, is that I can’t wait to read all of these-yes all of them! And if you haven’t read Fallen I suggest that you do! The best part of the book is that the characters are so real! I feel like they come to life! And I was almost more interested in learning about that characters than the actual plot--I said almost!
Anyway, I should stop taking up your time! You need to get out there and by this book, and pre-order the rest!!!
Peace.Love.Reading
The Book Genie

Sunday, November 27, 2011

I'M HERE, YOU'RE HERE, LET'S TALK BOOKS!!

Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick
Before I read the book... 
CAUTION! THERE ARE SPOILERS!
-The back of the book made me want to read the inside cover, because it brought back memories of the first book, and then the inside cover made me want to read the whole book ha-ha-ha.
-It says that Nora forgets her memory and doesn’t know what has happened in the last 5 months, which is interesting to me because I think this could be a great plot, and also because when Patch and Nora reunite, and she doesn't know who he is, this is a way to keep readers with that “new love,” “flirtatious” beginning that we all loved in the first book.
While reading the book, these are some notes I wrote down...
-I think so far it’s really suspenseful, and I tried to put myself in Nora’s shoes and try to feel what it would be like to forget everything and to not remember how you got where you are---while also trying to think what it would be like for no one to know where I am---totally horrible and unimaginable. 
-What I like a lot is that she’s consistent, covering all the bases. She makes sure all of her information matches up with the story etc. 
-There is no lack of adventure or suspense in the novel, and there are always exciting things happening in every scene. There rarely are any scenes in which nothing important happens. This is why it’s so easy to read her books. 
--I love the way that we are seeing the story unfold in the perspective of Nora, especially since we already know what happened to her. It’s interesting to see her point of view, and the way she processes information and comes to conclusions. 
-What you might find in this book...
  • More thriller
  • More mystery
  • More “edge of seat moments”
  • More flirty comments
  • More funny cute comments
  • More of basically everything that is, Patch...Oh yes, that’s right, more of Patch!
-Moment of criticism: I would have liked to see more of his past, or his worldliness come through (I mean he’s been around for what, hundreds of years? But we don’t really see that much.)
-Really loved the intense scenes, and how the plot could change every second, and you’ll be least expecting it. Literally, you think something’s going to happen, and then the total opposite happens.
-[SPOILER!!!!!!!!!!!!]LOVE LOVE LOVED the part where Patch comes in with his other fallen angels and says that there are Nephilim that didn’t swear fealty in the room. Very dominating, and exciting!  
Overall grade...
-Overall I give the book 5/5 stars, and it's still on my top favorites list for best series!!! I have so many parts bookmarked, and I found myself pausing in the middle of a page because I had to take a breath from either: being so nervous as to what was going to happen next, I was laughing too much to control myself, or I was giggling non-stop at the flirty comments coming from Patch...as always....
-Definitely something you should read! But pay attention to detail, there’s a lot of things that come into play later! (Which makes it even more fun to act as a detective, figuring out what’s going to happen!) 
-And I mean honestly, the cover of the book is to-die-for! It's one of my favorite covers yet!!! (In close running with Hush, Hush, the first in the Hush, Hush Saga...)
-Anyway, enough of me rambling, you have a book to read!

Peace.Love.Reading
The Book Genie

NEWS!

11/8/2010

HELLO READERS OF THE WORLD! If you haven’t already, go pick up your copy of Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick! I’ve already read it, and give it a full 5 stars!!! It’s suspenseful and dramatic, and it keeps you on the edge of your seat....or bed...depending on where you read :) I advise everyone to go out and buy it!!

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I am the Book Genie!! I love reading with all of my heart, (I'm a little dramatic sometimes) and it's an obsession I have to live with. New titles on the teen novel shelves makes my heart beat faster. I've read many books, and I've developed a love for all different types of them. I love making websites and animations, but most of all I love making movies. I want to pursue a career in the movie making industry later on in life. I would also love to start writing novels and screenplays. My family is the most important part about me, because they have taught me everything I know. My pets are also important to me, as are all the animals we feed and save.