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

Friday, November 25, 2011

Character Interview and A Giveaway: Sin & Dice from Swoon by Nina Malkin

Hey all of you readers out there!! Check this awesome Character Interview, based on the popular book Swoon by Nina Malkin! And if you haven't already, check the book out too! Her next book, Swear, will be next on my to read list, and once you've read Swoon, it will be the next on yours as well! This I promise you ;)


Character Interview and A Giveaway: Sin & Dice from Swoon by Nina Malkin


Friday, September 30, 2011

NEED ADVICE? YOU CAN STOP YOUR SEARCH NOW!

Hey guys! The Book Genie here!!!
I've been gone for a while, but I'm back! And the first thing I have to say is.....I HAVE FOUND THE BEST ADVICE!!! An advice columnist called Venus has been brought to my attention, and I APPROVE!! All of her advice is based on astrology, the signs, and her expertise in the area! I have also found another advice columnist who is in conjunction to her, called Aandy. You can tweet to both of them at Twitter.com/AskVenus11 or Twitter.com/Ask_Aandy

If you have a relationship problem, an issue about a friend or family member, or just something you're dealing with...Venus will help you right away! All you have to do is either "like" her page on facebook here and ask on the wall, or email your question to her at AskVenus11@yahoo.com

I promise you, the advise is worth your time! Don't be shy, ask away!

Later on I will be back to blog about my favorite thing.....books of course!! and maybe a little bit about boys too ;)

Peace.Love.Books

~The Book Genie

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Photoshoot

Hello fellow readers :)
Today I worked on some awesome photos of my shoe collection! I took a bunch of black and white photos, and I then developed the negatives. Tomorrow I will be checking them out and possibly printing some of them. I'm very excited :D....BUT the reason I'm blogging about this, is because my next project will be a photoshoot with my BOOKS!!!! I will take some really cool black and white's of all of my books maybe scattered on the floor (carefully of course lol) and then some of them on the shelves, some up close, some of my favorites all together. I'll figure out how exactly I'm going to do it, then I'll shoot!...the camera...Then when I develop and print them, I will post them on here :) It should be fun!

Anyway, in other news....more and more people have been signing up for the Newsletter, which is exciting. Keep sending in your subscriptions with an email to TheBookGenie@hotmail.com, with the subject: Newsletter, and your email address in the space below. It will give you all the hottest books in the YA book world, and any news about upcoming events, movies, or releases that the authors of YA will be announcing.

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Happy Reading :)
The Book Genie
xoxo

Sunday, February 20, 2011

February Newsletter

Hello fellow readers!
The February 2011 newsletter is ready to go out! Email TheBookGenie@Hotmail.com with the subject: Newsletter, and your email in the space below, and you will receive a newsletter monthly.
The newsletter contains all the hottest information on all of your favorite authors, and their latest projects, as well as news on the latest books-to-movies!

Have fun reading, and don't forget to subscribe!

Peace.Love.Reading
The Book Genie
xoxo

And Both Were Young, by Madeleine L'Engle

And Both Were Young, Madeleine L'Engle
The title of this book was the first thing that got it onto my 'to-read' list. For about a year and a half I had it on my list, and I didn't get around to buying it. Boy I wish I got it sooner. From the very first page I could NOT put this baby down. This was an emotional and beautiful book, about friendship and family of all forms. The history aspect was amazing, as we get a glimpse of a time period which we will never actually get to see in person. L'Engle does an amazing job at showing character development, as we witness each character grow and blossom into their or beautiful person. 
It is also, what the readers will find out, a mystery. This book contains an element from a wide variety of different categories. Mystery, romance, friendship, school life, historical fiction, and war time. 

I can't stress enough, how truly beautiful this book is. 
At first, I didn't realize that this was written in another time period, and I had never read any of L'Engle's work. But I noticed the language was different, and then I looked at the year published and I was stunned. I usually don't read books that were written such a long time ago, but I think my mind has changed completely. If anything, after this book, I have a different take on older literature. I definitely have a broader horizon in my library, and I'm happy to say that Madeleine L'Engle is now one of my favorite authors.

It is a beautiful novel until the very end, and it is a novel that I will continue to read over and over. I would recommend this to every level of readers, and every age!!! From pre-teen, to mature women.

Go out,  buy this, and I promise you I won't regret it
Peace.Love.Reading
The Book Genie
xoxo

Feast of Fools (Morganville Vampires Series #4), by Rachel Caine

Once again Rachel Caine has stunned readers with her talent and hot angst-ridden-anti-vampire-boys.....oh and we can’t forget the few non-revengeful-hot-vamps on the way...
Excerpt from Barnes and Noble.com:
In Caine's fourth Morganville Vampires novel, the arrival of an old-school vampire to Claire Danvers's college town threatens the relative harmony that exists between the living and the dead.
Yes let's get right down to it...
This book starts off at the end of the third book, Midnight Alley, which ended with a cliff hanger. OBVIOUSLY. Because Rachel Caine loves to leave her faithful readers wanting more, each and every time. And let me tell you, if you haven’t picked up this series yet, you are missing out on an adventure of a lifetime! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? You will want to LIVE in this book. I promise you.
It is unlike other vampire books, as the vampires stay bad, for quite a while. Yet, as you go on things change within the town of Morganville, as you will see, and not everything is so clear anymore. 
This was an excellent addition to the series, and it happens to be one of my favorites. The suspense KILLS in this book, and it honestly has to be one of the top books on my ‘throw-at-wall-list.’ Because there are moments where I literally wanted to throw the book at the wall. 
In Caine’s series you realize that everything happens for a reason. Not anything in the book gets attention without having a reason behind this. You must pay attention to fine detail. I love that about this series. I also love the characters. It’s sometimes hard to follow the characters in a book if they are un-relatable, or they lack personality. And sometimes all of them blend together. Yet, in this particular series, it is very easy to see each character in your mind, where the characters grow and roam the green green lands of Idris....oh wait, wrong series ;)
Anyway, I recommend this series to anyone that enjoys a good suspenseful, mysterious, paranormal, vampire-filled, friendship, love, wanna-live-in-the-book, *takes a breath*, series.
Enjoy reading :)
The Book Genie
xoxo

Infinity (Chronicles of Nick Series) by Sherrylin Kenyon


Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon
I have never read a zombie book before this one. And if you had told me this would have them in it, I probably wouldn’t have read it. BUT I’m glad that I did. It was very entertaining, because Kenyon had a way of making difficult and almost terrifying situations, into funny and awkward situations. I loved the humor that was spastically placed throughout the novel, when you wouldn’t think that humor would be an option. 
Here's a short synopsis from Barnes and Noble.com:

At fourteen, Nick Gautier is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters: immortal vampire slayers who risk everything to save humanity.

Interested already huh? Told you so! The plot was very structured, and you can tell that a lot of thought went into the story-line. I loved the characters the most. Each one had their own spunky personality. Simi and Nick were my favorites, and of course Bubba. It took me a while to read this book but not because it wasn’t good. In fact, thats the actual reason why it took me so long. I would read in between stressful study sessions, and when I was bored, and it acted as such a great getaway that I didn’t want it to end.

If you enjoy paranormal books, or even books about friendship, you should pick this up at your local bookstore or library!

Peace.Love.Reading
The Book Genie
xoxo

Readers and Movie Watchers!!

This is a very important message! To all of you fans of Alex Pettyfer out there, who have been following him since the beginning, like I have, there is a contest out for YOU!!! He has starred in many book-to-movies in the past, and his trend seems to keep going. Now, in I Am Number Four, he is rising to the top. The Pages of Brooks, a wonderful blog I must say, is giving away two amazing prizes!!!! The first winner is given a signed I Am Number Four book, and the second place winner will win a TShirt of I Am Number Four, from Hot Topic, size medium.
I would love to win this contest, but if I don't...good luck to everyone else :):)
Head over to their blog now http://dft.ba/-pagesofbrooks

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.