Friday, September 30, 2011

Follow Friday(3) & Book Blogger Hop(2)

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Allison Can Read, where you can discover other bloggers and their blogs and just stop by and say "Hi!" Cool hah?
This weeks question: 
What book that hasn't been turned into a movie (yet) would you most like to see make it to the big screen, and who would you like cast as your favorite character?
My answer:
Hmmmm....that's a tough one because, as much as I end up looking forward to the books I have read turned into books, I always worry that they will end up ruining the book in some way. But I guess if I had to pick probably the Hush, Hush series. It'd be cool to see what Hollywood could do with this awesome fallen angel series. And here is my cast:
Emmy Rossum as Nora
Justin Gaston as Patch
Matt Lanter as Liam/Jules Chauncer
Alex Pettyfer as Elliot, Elisha Cuthbert as Dabria, Hayden Panettiere as Vee

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Jennifer at Crazy For Books. This allows bloggers to jump from blog to blog and get to know each other.
This weeks question:
“In honor of Banned Books Week, what is your favorite “banned or frequently challenged book”?”
Click here for 2010-11 list in PDF format. You can also click HERE to view past years and choose from any of those titles!
My answer:
My pick would probably be the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins also. I absolutely loved the first one. It was full of suspense, heart ache, a bit of romance. I loved the entire series and am looking forward to the upcoming movie. Hopefully they will do justice! :)

**What are your thoughts and answers? Don't be afraid to just say hi! No follow needed but of course if you want to then thanks!! It is much appreciated and plus you get a free cookie for doing so! haha ;) Happy Friday to you all :D

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Monthly Cover Devotions & Waiting on Wednesday (2)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where it features the books we are highly anticipating and this week I'm waiting on.....
Incarnate by Jodi Medows
Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.

Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are suspicious and afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?

Sam believes Ana’s new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana’s enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else’s life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?


Man, there are soo many beautiful covers out there and it is hard to pick just three!! But here are this months cover devotions:
Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she's returned- to her old life, her family, her friends- before being banished back to the underworld... this time forever.

She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can't find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.

Nikki longs to spend these months reconnecting with her boyfriend, Jack, the one person she loves more than anything. But there's a problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who first enticed her to the Everneath, has followed Nikki to the mortal world. And he'll do whatever it takes to bring her back- this time as his queen.

As Nikki's time grows short and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she's forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole's...

Betrayal by May Andree Michel
Where there is love and power, there is always... betrayal.

At seventeen, Cordelia is an ordinary teen with an extraordinary and frightening secret. A secret that induces vivid dreams which she not only experiences true love, but crippling fear while barely escaping with her life each night.

After a life altering event, Cordelia has an unexpected encounter with Evan, the mysterious boy from her dreams, who reveals who and what she is, a descendant of the Greek gods. At that moment everything she knows of her world is a lie, and she must leave the present and go into the past to assume the role she was put on this earth for, safeguarding her ancient empire amidst evil forces that toil hastily to destroy it.

In a race against time, Cordelia must decide if she is truly a part of this dangerous world, or risk defying the gods, and ultimately lose the boy who has put a claim on her heart. 

Insurgent by Veronica Roth
One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so. 

Aren't they all absolutely stunning?? I can't wait till they are released (Betrayal is already released)!! Hope you enjoyed these two memes! Sorry I had to put them was easier than two separate posts.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Queen (Iron Fey #3)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 358
Goodreads synopsis:
~Summer Fades. Ice Melts. Here's What's Left.~
My name is Meghan Chase.

I thought it was over. That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Drag me away from the banished prince who's sworn to stand by my side. Drag me into the core of conflict so powerful, I'm not sure anyone can survive it.
This time, there will be no turning back.

OK, I know I've said this before but it's really rare that I read a book I don't like. So: Omigod!!!! Ugh words can't express how much I loved this series!! I was on a road trip and we stopped at Wal-Mart to get a few things so I decided I wanted to get a book to read. When I went to the book section it was between the Iron Fey Series or Rick Riordan's new series. I was torn because I could have gotten either a series that was already finished (Iron Fey [so I thought at least]) or a series that just started (The Last Hero of Olympus). I put Riordan's book in the basket and at the last minute switched it with The Iron King. BEST.DECISION.EVER!!! I seriouslu can't stress enough of how much I love these books. They quickly became my favorite books I have ever read.

Everything about this series screams out amazing!! The whole world of the Neverever is beautiful and enticing. The Iron Fey has all the makings of a great series. It is dark, sexy, and even a bit humorous (favor of Robin Goodfellow). Julie Kagawa was just pure genius in her writing. She put together an awe-inspiring world with similarities to A Midnight Summer's Dream.

I also loved reading about the characters as they grew together and came out of all their trials despite their differences.

Meghan Chase was just a normal teen struggling to survive high school when she is forced to embrace her true heritage as a half-fey-half-human girl , daughter of King Oberon, because of her brothers kidnapping (The Iron King). Then as soon as she gets back she is again forced back to the Neverever but this time as a captive in the Unseelie Court because of her contract with the third Prince of the Unseelie Court, Queen Mab's son. Now she goes back again to help save the dying Neverever. A journey she might not even survive.

Throughout the books she grows tremendously from a clueless half-summer fey, to a heartbroken girl who longs for Ash and struggles to stop a war between the courts, to a determined young-women who will do anything and everything to save the world she has come accustomed to. You know the normal everyday trials a teenage girl goes through haha. I really liked Meghan.  by the third books she is so head strong and determined she would do anything to save the Neverever and the ones she loves the most.

Ash, the third son of Mab, the queen of the Unseelie Court. Wow...what to say, what to say. Man, words just aren't enough when it comes to this hot winter prince. At first he is so shut off and uncaring that he kind of bugs the crap out of you but as you read on you realize that icy exterior was just a mask for the tortured soul that just longs to be loved again. After losing his first love he promise to kill his once best friend Robin Goodfellow to avenge her death. He ends up falling for Meghan and gripping your heart too. Ash is so very dreamy, loving, sexy, hot, smoldering....and the list goes on. His sweet-nothings and his undying love has me in a trance.

Puck, Oh, Puck. Man, I love him too!! He is so uber hilarious with his witty lines and care-free attitude. He is Meghan Chase's best friend and secret protector by order of King Oberon. As time went on Puck ended up falling hard for the Seelie princess. He will do anything and everything for her. Fight till the death, disobey King Oberon, get himself exiled...maybe even take a bullet??? Everything about Puck is funny loving and care-free I absolutely loved him too.

This whole book is about Meghan trying to save the Neverever from fading away due to the presence of the Iron Fey who are formed by the human dreams of technology and advancement. Iron is the Fey's deadly weakness that very well may be the downfall of it all. Because of Meghan's human blood she is the only one who can touch iron without it causing any damage to her. She doesn't fall back at the knowledge that by following through with this even she might not survive. No, she puts aside her selfish reasons and pride to help the people who at one point wanted her dead, who saw her as nothing but a weakling who could be played around with. The ending was completely unexpected. I hated it and then loved it. Julie beautifully crafted all the emotion making you feel every hurt, laugh, happiness, and tragedy.

I HIGHLY recommend this book to everyone who enjoys suspense, love, humor, faeries, and some magic. I again will say absolutely in love with these books. Honestly this third book had me crying and not just simple crying like balling, having to read out load to just finish the book crying. She did a beautiful job. It was epic and enthralling. I re-read it over an over again loving it...then hating it all over again. Thralling over each heart-fluttering and heart-wrenching line...And now I just wait...wait for the fourth and final book in the series. Ash's story about him trying to over come the the barrier that lays between him and Meghan. To get his happily everafter.....Damn I can't wait any longer!! It's killing me!! :/

*Now for my favorite quotes of the book/series. It just isn't fair to have to chose two quotes when there is both Puck and Ash in it so I am going to give two for each of them!
***Warning!!!! May contain spoilers!! read at your own risk!!
"'I wouldn't defy Oberon for just anyone. But for you...' He leaned foward, touching his forehead to mine. 'I'd come back from the dead for you'"~ the infamous Robin Goodfellow
"For the rest of my life, however long we have left. I'll consider it an honor to die beside you." ~the amazing Ash
"'I love you dammit. I'm not going to watch you get torn apart when everything goes bad." ~ Puck

"A soft noise, almost a sob. Ash rose, hesitated, as if fighting the compulsion to obey. 'I will always be your knight, Meghan Chase,' he whispered in a strained voice, as if every moment he remained was painful to him. 'And I swear, if there is a way for us to be together, I will find it. No matter how long it takes. If I have to chase your soul to the ends of eternity, I won't stop until I find you, I promise." ~Ash

Iron Knight arc contest

Ok so my perfect day would be with the amazing, adventurous, hysterical Puck. I figured that, to get the real idea of all the fun, laughter, excitement, and emotion, I would write my day in a short story form. So here it goes.. 

I woke up to the sound of a raven's call and the rapid beat of wings. I opened my eye slightly to see it was now morning.  Rolling on my side, I picked up my phone to check the clock. It was 8:00 a.m. Today was Saturday and it was way to early for me to wake up. Pulling the covers over my head I tried to fall back to sleep.

The cawing and sound of the wings only grew louder making it impossible to ever go back to sleep. *Since when do we get ravens at our house?* I thought, really annoyed now. 

I got out of bed, got dressed and went to the bathroom to fix my hair. At the sight of my tangled hair I thought better of finishing getting ready and instead jumped in the shower. 

By the time I re-dressed, finished my hair and applied my thin layer of makeup only an hour had passed. My family was still asleep. We took the weekend as a time to relax and catch up on the needed sleep, which usually meant we didn't awake till around ten. Call us lazy but that was just our thing.

I opened my door and cupped a hand over my mouth to conceal a scream. Sitting on my bed was the infamous Robin Goodfellow, better known as Puck. It wasn't that I wasn't happy on him being here, heck I was completely thrilled it was just he had caught me off guard. 

Puck lowered down to a laying position, an elbow perched to hold his head and an amused grin on his face.

"Well it's about time! I have been waiting for you all morning." He said. 

I look out my door to make sure none of my family had awoke yet. Quietly, I closed my door and turned to face Puck. For a moment I just stared too flabbergasted to say anything but eventually curiosity got the best of me and I broke the silence.

"What are you doing here?" 

"Julie gave me permission to spend a whole day with a human and I chose you. So hurry it up so we can get a start on this day. I only have twenty-four hours you know." I couldn't help but smile. I felt completely honored that he had chosen me. Out of the humans in the world, Puck had chosen me...but why?

"How come you chose me?" He sat up crossed to the opposite side of the room and picked up
some of my books. Those books held my drawings and writings. 

"Partly because of these. We as Fey are drawn to the imagination and talent humans hold and you hold a great amount. Your drawings and writings consist of most of the things I enjoy, for example: forests, humorous adventures, pranks...well I don't think you need me to tell you about what you created. You intrigued me, simply sparked my curiosity." I blushed at his words. They were flattering and a bit embarrassing. Only my immediate family ever knew about my hobby. I liked to keep it a secret. 

Like an idiot, I replied with only saying, "O." 

He just laughed and turned to the window. "But, if you'd like I can leave-"

"No! I mean, no. It's fine. I'd love to spend a day with you." He grinned mysteriously and his eyes glowed the most gorgeous green. His look made my stomach turn in uneasiness. I have read about that grin before and it always lead up to trouble but I was also excited. Miss Kagawa had given me a full day with Puck!! How much more lucky could I get?

Puck sanded his hands together and walked to my door. "Ok, so first things first. I am going to take you to the Neverever but there are some grounds we need to cover." My hopes soared even higher. My question was answered. My luck just doubled, because not only was a spending the day with Puck, but i was spending it with him in the Neverever too. I nodded my head, giving permission to lay out the rules.

"Rule number one: stay by me at all times. I never want you leaving my sight. As you may know the Neverever is anything but gumdrops and lollipops. It is a very dangerous place for a mortal and I fear that if anything were to happen to you Jullie would never allow me another day with you or even worse....there would be no you to spend a day with." I shuddered at the thought but was refusing to let fear overcome me having my perfect day.

"Rule number two: Don't accept anything from any of the Fey. You are not meant to digest what we have to offer." At this he smiled probably in rememberence of his best friend, and forever love, Meghan Chase's last experience with eating their food. 

I smiled to but my heart sank at the same time. He would always love her and even though he has taken a keen interest in me, it was more of a love a person would have for a pet. Again I put this thought away. Nothing would ruin my day with Puck nothing.

"And Rule number three: When I say run you run, when I say hide you hide, when I say no it's no, and when I say its time to go I mean its time to go, no exceptions." 

"Got it!" I said with a grin. He was starting to sound like my mother. As much fun as spending a day in the Neverever sounded I also realized that a day there may be a month here. An idea sparked and i had to suggest it quick. 

"On one condition.." He looked at me in confusement and opened his mouth to object but I quickly cut him off.

"You show me some of your favorite places, hideouts, and tricks...and....when we come back I get to drag you around some of my favorite places here." He contemplated what I had just said for a moment then smiled.

"That's more than one condition but it's a deal." He turned around and scratched his head. "Now just how are we going to get there?" He pursed his lips. "Do you have any younger siblings?"

"Yupp! I have a eleven year old brother and a little sister." 

"Aha! That will work. We need access to your sister's room." That would be easy she was still really young and, to our advantage, had slept in my parents bed last night. We were able to go in and find the trod easily, getting throught the trod was another story but Puck, being who he is, was able to get us through without to much resistance. 

The Neverever isn't something to be described in words. It's beauty and splendor is beyond the imagination. 

Puck started off our day with a tour of the Neverever. The Fey nobles weren't to pleased with my presence but Puck was always there to give warnings and protect me. Nobody was daring enough to go against his wishes and I was very thankfull. 

He showed me some of his hidden domains that he would stay at from time to time. Puck had many and suprised me by showing me as many as he did. They each resembled him in different ways. He never stopped suprising me. Ever. 

Next we spent time pulling pranks on many Fey and getting ourselves into trouble. We crashed parties, ticked of a drunk clan of goblins, and even pranked Ash, former prince of the Unseelie Court. We barely escaped with our lives on that one. The last image I have from that moment is his handsome face knit with annoyance and flying ice shards aimed for our bodies. 

The whole day was filled with nothing but constant laughter and trouble. I began to worry about the time and insisted on leaving. As much fun as I had there and how much its beauty amazed me, I didn't want to return finding a hundred years have passed and I was left alone.  Finally Puck gave in and lead me back home. To my luck, time hadn't passed too quickly and it was only 4:00.

My parents were downstairs and my brother was hidden in his room, glued to his video games. Even though I had left a note saying I would be out with some friends for the day, miraculously arriving from upstairs would have drawn some suspicion. Because of that me and Puck were forced to use my window and climb down. After he gently lifted me down, I gave him a smile.

"Thanks, for everything. I had lots of fun. You may have caused me to almost lose my life more than a few times..but it was worth it." The mention of my life almost being lost made him laugh. 

"It was my pleasure." He said with a small bow. He came up with the same, quirky grin he always wore and I smiled in response. 

"Ok, so now it's my turn you ready?" Rolling his eyes he waved me to lead the way. I was worried that my time would even compare to his but it was worth a shot. Before we left my room I managed to grab my camera. I suddenly stopped and pulled it out. 

"Smile." Leaning against Puck I lifted it up and captured the beginning of our day(well, the beginning of the day in my world that is). He looked down to me in confusion but I pulled him along before he could ask any questions. I wanted to remember this day forever with proof to back me up. 

I hadn't forgotten about how it all works: humans tend to not remember their interactions with the fey. They either forget it completely or it becomes something of a distant dream and I refused to ever forget these perfect moments.

My days activities consisted of skydiving, rock climbing, roller-coaster riding, skiing, going to the zoo, and more, which were all made possible by the convenient of the trods. I have to give Puck some credit too. Without him sneaking us into the places before opening time we might not have gotten to do as much as we did

Then we went to the local fair. We rode the rides, played the booth games and again caused much havoc. Puck even won me ten huge stuffed bears from one of the booths but because it was such a hassle to carry them everywhere we had to give them away. I of course kept one. 

Eventually we weren't allowed to play any of them anymore because each one insisted we had cheated in some way even though they couldn't prove it. I took pictures of every moment.

It's not like we didn't cause trouble because we did. Alot. Everywhere we had gone throughout the day Puck had left his mark in someway. Throwing eggs from atop the Farris-wheal, sending mice and lizards lose at certain parts of the fair, and causing some of the rides to malfunction (no one was hurt in the process) was all fun but it all had to end sometime. 

The day was cut short when my parents called saying I had to come home. Puck pouted a bit but took me home right away. Honestly this worried me a bit. It wasn't like Puck to obey the authority.

When we got to my door I waited to walk in.

"Thanks again Puck. I had the best day of my life!" At this he raised his eyebrows and smiled. I giggled in response. "I really did, honestly. I'm just sorry it had to end." I lowered my head in disappointment. Darn my parents for ever making me come home. Puck only laughed and lifted my chin. 

"This day isn't over. I'd like to get my full twenty-four hours." I gave a look of absolute confusement and he continued to laugh. "Meet me on your roof at 11:00 p.m. K?" 

I didn't know what he had planned and doubted we could delay this day any further but I just nodded. Again he smiled his amazing smile and kissed my cheek making my stomach flip and my heart to flutter. 

"I'll see you later." He winked and with that he was gone.

I stood breathless for  awhile. I was too stunned and giddy to move until my dad opened the door.

"Are you going to come in?" He said with an eyebrow raised. 

"Ya. Sorry." I stepped in the house and gave him a hug. My family was sitting down at the table eating a late dinner. Do to my dad's late working hours it was a normal routine. 

"Dinner is on the stove. I would have served you," comented my mom,"but you were late." 

"I know and I'm sorry we just got caught up and lost track of time. I already ate anyways but thanks for the offer." I gave them each a hug and went straight to the stairs. "It was a long day so 
I'm just going to go to bed, k?" Mother studdied me for a bit then nodded her head in approval.

"Love ya guys, night!"

After another round of hugs, I went to my room and closed the door. I changed into my pj's and opened my laptop to start downloading all of today's pictures. While I waited for them to download I brushed my teeth and pulled my hair back. 

Now that I was ready for bed I watched each picture flash as it completed its process. I couldn't help but laugh. Each picture held the highlights of our day: Puck getting dunked in the water tank, me being chased by a group of angry chickens (honor of Puck letting the petting zoo animals loose at the fair), back of a bald guy's head that Puck Oh so artistically drew on, all of our won stuffed animals, Puck laughing hysterically at the guy at the booth who was covered in bird goop, and so many more. 

The downloading process was half-way through when I heard something pecking at my window. I made my way over and pulled back my curtains. At first I saw nothing and turned around when a raven began cawing wildly. I turned back and put my face against the glass, hoping to get a better look at what was causing the disruption, when Pucks face appeared on the glass as he yelled out "Boo!"

I shrieked and fell back in response. My dad, hearing the noise I had made, came halfway up the stairs and said, " Jaiden, is everything OK up there?"

"Ya dad! I'm fine I just...tripped!" I replied and came to the top to ease any doubt he may have had. "You know me! I'm such a klutz." We both laughed, mine a little more half-hardheartedly, and returned to our activities. 

"Puck!" I exclaimed after shutting my door and opening the window. He was now in a fit of laughter having to hold his side as if it pained him. "What are you doing here!?"

He raised his eyebrows and smirked. "I told you already. I am going to get my full days worth. now come on!"

He turned to leave and stopped as I hesitated. 

"Um. I really wasn't expecting this so--" I looked down at my pj's and slippers and blushed. "I'm gonna change. I'll be right out." 

Puck just laughed as he shook his head and jumped out the window. "Fine just hurry it up will you?" I didn't reply other than nod and pull the curtains shut. 

Quickly, I slightly applied makeup, brushed my hair, pulled it into a ponytail, and through on a pair of jeans; a t-shirt; and a light jacket then met him on the roof. 

When I came out he smiled and looked at me for what seemed like forever, of course, making me blush.

"What? Why are you staring at me like that?"

"Ah, no reason." He came to my side and lifted my chin gently turning it from side to side. "You could have done without the makeup. You look just as beautiful." I blushed and tried to squirm out of his hold but he didn't allow it. Now he moved my chin to face him. His green eyes shined even brighter and again he smiled his most dazzling grin. "Even when you blush." 

Biting my lip I noticed how easy it would be to close the small space and meet his lips but was afraid that by doing so he would leave and never return.

Clearing my throat I attempted to sound strong so he wouldn't notice how much I was struggling at his nearness. "So, where are we going?" 

Unfortunately my voice be-trade me coming out too high pitched and squeaky. Puck laughed and finally released my face trading it for my hand.

"Somewhere special." 

At that he leaped down off the roof and told me to jump. After several minutes of refusal I jumped, landing safely in his arms. He had to pry me off of him because I was scared I woould either fall again or through up my dinner which only made him laugh even more. 

He then lead me to a small silver car which he claimed to have just "borrowed" and then blind folded me. Puck said he wanted it to be a surprise so I didn't object even though not seeing where I was going made me uneasy. 

About twenty minutes later the car stopped and Puck was on my right opening the door and helping me out. I walked blind folded with only his voice and hand as my guide when we stopped abruptly and he took off the clothe only to replace it with his hands. 

"We're here!" He announced enthusiastically. Finally my vision was returned to me. I was left breathless in a small area surrounded by trees with a small creek running through. The stars shined bright and the creek made soothing noises making the scenery complete. 

On the ground were some blankets and a small picnic basket. I spun around to only bump straight into his chest. I put my hands out to balance myself and felt the vibrations of his laugh beneath my palms. I looked up to him with a wide smile.

"Puck this is beautiful. I've never seen this before!" 

Chuckling he said," Well, that's kind of the point." He grabbed my hand once again and lead me to the picnic basket and blankets. 

We ate some fruit and other food that was sworn to be safe and talked. I started shivering and he pulled me closer to him, wrapping one of the large blankets around us both and encasing me in his heat. 

The rest of the night he told me of his travels and his favorite pranks. He started telling me about his life with Meghan and even before his time before her. He told of the courts and when him and Ash were friends. Eventually my eyes got heavy and I snuggled up against his chest listening to his steady heartbeat and the slow rise and fall of his chest. 

"Jaiden," Puck whispered into my ear, "I really did have a great day. One of the best honestly for awhile now." 

This made me smile and the want to kiss him resurfaced. This time I followed through raising my head slightly to pear into his emerald eyes and leaned forward to gently peck him on the lips. I made it short and sweet in case he pulled away leaving me feeling guilty then snuggled into his chest again. 

His whole body stiffened and I caught a glimpse of confusion and worry on his face before sleep took over.

When I awoke the next morning it was because of Puck's gentle shake and whispered begs to wake up.

"Come on now, I better get you home before they notice your missing." I mumbled a brief word of refusal and turned away from him. He sighed in annoyance then I was suddenly lifted into the air and placed in the car. 

The next time I was awakened we were parked down the street from my house. This tme I had no choice but to walk. I still held on to Puck's arm for support but had to let go again to climb. 

After he lifted me up on the roof I leaned into him once more looping my arms around his back. 

Again he hesitated but looped his arms around my waist and pulled me in tighter. 

"Thank-you Puck. For everything." I chuckled. "It was the best day of my life. Don't forget to thank Julie for me too. If it wasn't for her I wouldn't have gotten to get this day with you after all." 

"Nah, I would have gotten one anyways." I laughed quietly. Ya, that was probably true. Puck isn't one for obeying the authority and not getting what he wants. 

We stood like that for awhile and I was the first to pull away. As I reached my window I turned around and waved goodbye. He smiled back but it wasn't his genuine smile that I was used to. 

This one seemed conflicted and a bit pained. I turned around and opened my window about to step in when I was wirled around and met with a kiss. Puck's kiss. 

This time he was the first to pull away. I wrapped my arms around his neck and he squeezed me tight. 

"Don't forget about me." He whispered.

"Never." He squeezed me one last time and released me. When I got into my room he popped his head back in grinning his usual grin.

"Don't worry....I'll be back. That I promise" With a wink he was gone but not permanately, because whether his promise would be withheld, I would forever remember my day with the infamous Robin Goodfellow, court jester to King Oberon. No madder what the fey say about humans not remembering, he will always be apart of me in my thoughts and heart. I will never forget. Never.

~So that's my entry. hope it doesn't brake any rules cus I don't remember it saying only in list form or under a certain amount of characters hehe. Either way I enjoyed sharing my day with Puck with you! Hope you enjoyed it! 
<3 Jaiden

Friday, September 23, 2011

Follow Friday(2)

I guess I'm kinda late since it was released yesterday but here is mine.

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Allison Can Read.  With this you get to discover other blogs and their bloggers. For more info click on one of the host's name.
Question of the week: 
Do you have a favorite series that you read over and over again? Tell us a bit about it and why you keep on revisiting it?
My Answer:
Yes, that would be the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa. Obviously lol lets see my song was devoted to Ash, my Waiting on Wednesday was devoted to its fourth installment, and tomorrows review is on The Iron Queen, so yes you can say it's my favorite series EVER. 'Cus it is! no denying that.
It is my favorite series for many things.
1.) The way she writes and the world she created/transformed is so undeniably enticing. She has you felling Meghan's pain, happiness, and fears throughout the story.
2.) The characters she brings up are lovable and real (as real as faeries can get that is)
3.) She made the hottest love triangle I have read so far. Puck is so hot, humorous, loving, and protective you have no choice but to fall for him. I did. He is Meghan's best friend and protector. He would do anything possible for her...maybe even take a bullet per-say? ;) I love his witty humor! Almost every line had me laughing uncontrollably. But he also knew how to be serious when it was neccassary....hahaha not!! If you know Puck he is never serious. Well, maybe when it comes to protecting Meghan.. I'll give him that

And then she gives you Ash...Oh, Ash *sighs* Ash is a "off-the-charts", sexy bad (but not so bad) boy with an icy exterior. He at first shows no interest at all in either Meghan or the Nevernever itself. He (of course) ends up falling for her any ways and becomes even more smoldering with his "sweet-nothings" and gentle carreses. Now I have to stop there because I dont want to ruin my review for tomorrow but this list goes on and on and on and on and on.....well you get the picture! ;)

*If your a new follower leave a comment!! Don't be shy...say Hi!! I love to talk to you guys and get your input on things!! Enjoy your Friday! :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (1)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where it features books that haven't been released yet but are anticipating. This week I'm waiting for....

The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

My name—my True Name—is Ashallayn'darkmyr Tallyn.I am the last remaining son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie Court. And I am dead to her.
My fall began, as many stories do, with a girl…

Ahhhh!!! There is what...34 days until this is released!? And let me tell ya I am dying of anticipation. I fell in love with this dark prince and he will forever hold my heart. 
His past, thoughts, wants and needa all come into perspective in this last book. He had that whole smoking hot "unapproachable bad boy" thing going on but turned out to be a tortured, loving, amazing, uber hot, guy who wanted nothing to feel love again and after losing the loves of his life twice he is determined to be with Meghan forever.
 I know each on of his amazing lines by heart the Unseelie Prince Ash is not even in line to be compared. He is the start of my line of on going fictional crushes (but always at the top) and the one made me rediscover my passion for reading. And (I'll say this again) cant wait till this finally comes out!!  

.....Oh, October why can't you come any sooner? 


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tunes Tuesday (3)

Well hello there!! :) I owe some major apologies...I haven't blogged in what...a whole week!! Crazy right? but I do have a legitament excuse hehe. Last week teachers bombarded us with tests, quizzes, and lots of homework! Plus we had a volleyball tournament ( which we took home 3rd place!!). So ya thats what ended up happening last week causing me to miss: Tunes Tuesday, Waiting on Wednesday, Follow Friday, Blog Hop Friday and Fun Fact Friday! *Sigh* But fear not I should be here all week lol. So without further a do: Heres today's Tunes Tuesday:

***Ok so before  I give you the actual songs of the week I'm going to tell you about some of the changes I have made...
       Obviously I will still be posting music but because I am a book blog I figured I should somehow incorporate the two and guess what!!... I found a way! :D So now every week I will post one song that I just oh so happen to love and then a second song that somehow describes or resembles (just reminds you of) a certain YA fictional character!
*Btw don't be afraid to join in on this fun weekly meme of mine as long as you say that it is hosted by me I'm all good!! Maybe eventually if more people like the idea I can try to have a linky thing like other memes such as Waiting on Wednesday or Follow Friday. And if you don't feel like doing this too then well....give me back my cookie! haha jk no then it will just be me against the world! haha anyways I've already pushed this meme far enough so here is today's "TT"

~Pieces by Red
I (one) LOVE this song.The beginning is slow but beautiful with the chosen instruments. The words remind me so much of Ash from The Iron Fey Series don't you think?
Ash is a tortured soul who has always had to hide his feelings because of his relation to the Unseelie Court. Any emotions shown would cost him grately so he lives his life pretty much hunting for the sake to kill (kind of scary hah?) But he had lost so much and wants nothing but to be comferted and loved again. And that's when Meghan Chase comes along to pull him back together and "make him whole" Again love love love the song and *sighs in admeration* LOVE HIM!! By far my biggest love of all fictional boys I have ever read about!! Definitely my fictional husband! I'm just sayin haha

And now for just a fun song:
Hope you enjoyed them!! :)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

New Blog Button

          I just upgraded my blog button!! check it out:

Take a lil piece of me with you to put on your blog, share, or simply admire ;) haha but yepp!.... this is my new button!! Took me awhile to edit it but vuala it is finished!! :D

Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

Crescendo (Hush, Hush #2)
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing 
 Pages: 427
Synopsis from Goodreads:

Nora Grey's life is still far from perfect. Surviving an attempt on her life wasn't pleasant, but at least she got a guardian angel out of it: a mysterious, magnetic, gorgeous guardian angel. But, despite his role in her life, Patch has been acting anything but angelic. He's more elusive than ever and even worse, he's started spending time with Nora's arch-enemy, Marcie Millar.

Nora would have hardly noticed Scott Parnell, an old family friend who has moved back to town, if Patch hadnt been acting so distant. Even with Scott's totally infuriating attitude Nora finds herself drawn to him - despite her lingering feeling that he's hiding something.

Haunted by images of her murdered father, and questioning whether her nephilim bloodline has anything to do with his death, Nora puts herself increasingly in dangerous situations as she desperately searches for answers. But maybe some things are better left buried, because the truth could destroy everything - and everyone - she trusts.

Ah!! I absolutely love this series!! I can't wait for its next installment to be released!! Becca Fitzpatrick is one of my favorite authors. Her amazing talent in putting together an angel/fallen angel/nephilim story intreges me. 

Out of all the authors who attempt a story with this kind of basis, it can be hard to not sound repetitive and have trouble reaching the audience. Not for Ms. Fitzptrick. She had my full attention, making me read page after page with no stop.

I had the hardest trouble putting it down, going to sleep with it still lingering in my thoughts. I kept wondering: will she ever be able to have a relationship with Patch? And there it is...the subject of Patch. Patch is *uhem* smoking hot, of-the-charts- hot!!! His whole bad boy presence: black hair, dark eyes, black shirt, black jeans and black boots!!! H-O-T!!!!! I can't wait to get more of him in his next book: Silence
I got to give props to Nora Grey too. Her character is a strong but also confused/needy girl. I loved her but I normally always love the main female character. There have only been a couple who claim the title of my "annoying, dislike list". 

She loves Patch and can't stand the thought of living her life without him(and I can't blame her) She has been in ever up and down a relationship has. Her exeption being it is because of the archangels, and nephilims getting in their way, and I wouldn't really consider that normal.

Oh, and who can forget about her best friend Vee? Hahaha I can't help but laugh with Vee! She is such a fun, outgoing, and dare-devil of a friend. She is always there for Nora and will do anything for her. That means sneaking around to find information, helping her steal their arch-enemy's diary, and plenty more. She talks with such wit you can't help but bust up at her lines. 

All in all, again, I absolutely loved this book and suggest it to all who read. *Do buy the first one before reading this one lol. It was such an ingenious book with the spin of romance, conflict, thrills, with a cool fallen angel twist. It's on my shelf, that's for sure. Never in a million years would I ever doubt my judgement on reading these books!! :D

***Now for my favorite quotes!!! :) WARNING: CONTENT MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!
"Being with you never felt wrong. It's the one thing I did right. You're the one thing I did right. I don't care about the archangels. Tell me what you want me to do. Say the word. I'll do whatever you want. We can leave right now." ~The gorgeous, amazing Patch

"Patch buried his face in the curve of my shoulder, his hands flexing over my back. He gave a low groan. 'I love you,' he murmured into my hair. 'I'm happier than I have ever remember being.'"  ~Again the uber amazing and gorgeous Patch

Friday, September 9, 2011

Book Blogger Hop (1) & Follow Friday (1)

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy for Books. This is just a fun way for us fellow bloggers to"hop" from each other's blogs and get to know each other better. :) To find out more click on the host's name listed above.
This week's question is:
“Many of us primarily read one genre of books, with others sprinkled in. If authors stopped writing that genre, what genre would you start reading? Or would you give up reading completely if you couldn’t read that genre anymore?”
   My Answer:
Wow ummm normally I stick to the YA Paranormal Romance but one thing is for sure: I would NOT give up reading. Reading is way to big part of me to ever just give up on. I don't really know what I would start reading instead but I'm always up for some change! :)

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Allison Can Read. Here you can discover other's awesome blogs and find new friends! (For more info about this meme and how to enter click on one of the host's names posted above.)
Question of the week:
Have you ever wanted a villain to win at the end of a story?  If so, which one??
My Answer:
Nope not really. I have always been the one to cheer for the hero/heroine. Lol so then in that case I guess I cant really give an example hah? Sorry...
P.S. If you are a new follower dont be shy......say Hi. I don't bite.......hard haha jk ;)
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