Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday(11) & Covers of the Month

Another Wednesday= another amazing book you need to check out!! Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where it hosts books that haven't been released yet but the ones we are dying  to read! :D This Week I'm waiting on...........
Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey
Release Date: January 5, 2012
Wilde Island is in an uproar after the recent death of its king. The uneasy pact between dragons, fairies, and humans is fraying, and a bloodthirsty witch hunter with a hidden agenda whips villages into frenzies with wild accusations. Tess, a blacksmith’s daughter from a tiny hamlet near the mysterious Dragonswood, finds herself caught in the crosshairs of fate when she is accused of witchery and has to flee for her life along with her two best friends.

Not even Tess’s power to see the future can help the girls as they set off on their desperate journey, but she keeps having visions of a man wielding a sword. And when she finally meets him, Tess has no idea how to handle the magnetic attraction she feels for him, or the elusive call she hears from the heart of the Dragonswood.

In this epic romance, an ancient prophecy comes true in a way neither dragon, fairy, nor human would have predicted. {Goodreads}
This book sounds totally epic does it not??? I can already tell that this book just might leave me speechless!! OH! and..... a magnetic attraction??? I can already feel the pull!! ;) And I know I have said this like a bazillions of times but.... This cover is beautiful!!! I can't wait to read this when it comes out! :D What are you guys looking forward to this week?? Leave a comment with your link and I'll be sure to check it out...then probably add it to my huge TBR!
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Now for three outstanding, breath-taking, beautiful books that caught my eye this month! :D Here I host three (sometimes more) books where the cover is just pure outstanding..in my eyes at least so here are November's Covers!! :D
Until I Die (Revenants #2) by Amy Plum
Releases May 8, 2012
Kate and Vincent have overcome the odds and at last they are together in Paris, the city of lights and love.

As their romance deepens there’s one question they can’t ignore: How are they supposed to be together if Vincent can’t resist sacrificing himself to save others? Although Vincent promises that he’ll do whatever it takes to lead a normal life with Kate, will that mean letting innocent people die? When a new and surprising enemy reveals itself, Kate realizes that even more may be at stake—and that Vincent’s immortality is in jeopardy.  {Goodreads}
The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers by Lynn Weingarten
Releases December 27, 2011
When her boyfriend breaks up with her on the first day of sophomore year, Lucy has no idea how she’s going to make it through homeroom, let alone the rest of her life. Enter three stunning girls with a magical offer Lucy can’t refuse. All she has to do is get a guy to fall in love with her in the next seven days, and then…break his heart and collect one of his brokenhearted tears. As the girls teach Lucy how to hook a guy (with the help of a little magic), she quickly discovers how far she is willing to go—and who she is willing to cross—to get what she wants. {Goodreads}
Wander Dust (The Saraphina Parrish Trilogy #1) by Michelle Warren
Releases November 30, 2011
Ever since her sixteenth birthday, strange things keep happening to Seraphina Parrish.

The Lady in Black… burns Sera’s memories.

Unexplainable Premonitions… catapult her to other cities.

The Grungy Gang… wants to kill her.

And a beautiful, mysterious boy… stalks her.

But when Sera moves to Chicago, and her aunt reveals their family connection to a centuries old, secret society, she is immediately thrust into an unbelievable fantasy world, leading her on a quest to unravel the mysteries that plague her. In the end, their meanings crash into an epic struggle of loyalty and betrayal, and she’ll be forced to choose between the boy who has stolen her heart and the thing she desires most. 
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Don't those all sound amazing?? And aren't the gorgeous?? :D Hope you enjoyed them as much as I did!! Happy Wednesday everyone!! Have a great day! OH!! and don't forget to check out my Dark Seeker giveaway on my Giveaway page!! It ends this Saturday so get you entries in now! :D
<3 Jaiden

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Nightshade ( Nitshade Trilogy #1)
Author: Andrea Cremer
Date Published: October 19, 2010
Source: Bought
Page Numbers: 452
Publisher: Philomel Publishing (Penguin Young Readers)
Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she'll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But when she violates her masters' laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might lose everything- including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice? {Goodreads}
Werewolves??? HOTT! haha I honestly had never read a werewolf book and this was the perfect book to get started on. Andrea Cremer's writing was a little bit off at sometimes: jumping from one event to the other, not fully explaining something, and it could being really confusing but it the end she always pulled througgh. Everything was eventually explained. I loved the world she created and the background she based it off of. Oh and the cover!!! *sings in a high (on pitch) not&* BEEE(a)-UUUTIFUL!!!

Calla had been lied to her whole life. They were taught that the Searchers were the enemies, love was decided for them, that they (the Keepers) only wanted what was best for them. But no, all they wanted was power, the Guardians ( werewolves) were only their body guards. This was only found out after Shay, the boy she saved from a vicious bear attack (never thinking she would every sea him again), swoops into her life. And it seems he plays a bigger part in her life than she would have liked.

She can't help but fall for Shay (which I couldn't either). But why? He was only a human....or maybe not.....
I truly did love this book. Romance, action, frustration, and complications. The lies of the world keep you turning each page. You find yourself wondering if your assumptions were right, and also hoping you weren't right. The Keepers are so cruel you really end up hating them. I love both Ren's (the guy Calla is supposed to marry to create a new pack, who she also has an attraction to and is really cocky, cocky but cute! lol ) and Call's pack...well  most of them.
 
Calla is such a boss. She kicks butt like no other and (honestly) can be quite aggravating but that is what caused me to like her I think. She was so head strong and make women proud as she stands as the alpha female! :D I loved her brother Ansel too.

Shay is just a human...kind of...sorry you have to read to really find out if I'm bluffing or not hehe ;) He is cute, funny, and a pain in the butt sometimes. I often see..Tam Ren! Team Ren! but honestly I really liked Shay alot more. He is so much more easy going and nice. He truly cares for Calla and never has you doubting his love unlike Ren.

If you are looking for a kick-butt, love triangle, mysterious read with the whole werewolf thing going on then this is definitely your read right here. I recommend this book to you all. Which by the way is only the first in a trilogy!! Wolfsbane is already out but Bloodrose doesn't come out till January..poopy right!??? :/

Oh!! and this isn't your ordinary werewolf book. You'd be surprised how many twists and turns and....lies.....you have been told!! ;) I love all of what Miss Cremer gave us!! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!! :D
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Dark Seeker E-book giveaway~~~ one week left...entries due January 3, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving you guys!! I hope you all have an amazing day!! I thought I would just post about somethings I am very blessed to have and am greateful of what God has given me! :)
  • Top most and foremost...God! Without him none of us would be here, have what we have, and breathe the air we breathe. He is my rock and friend! He never fails me in my time of need! <3
  • My parents: without them...heck!! I wouldn't be here right now blogging and doing what I love! They are such a major blessing to have and have always been there for me, supporting me and helping me become the girl I am now! Love you!
  • My lil brother who is always there protecting me, standing up for me, listening me rant about my problems and supporting me! And also my lil sister who is always a joy to have and keeps me smiling! And also all m family in general
  • Food o goodness what would I be without food!! I love it so much! It fills my empty belly and I couldn't live without it! (literally!) This is the time of the year I gain 40 pounds!! haha
  • Clothes!! A roof over my head!! A warm bed to sleep in at night!! BOOKSSSSSS!!!!!!! Pluming!!..hahaha definitely thankful for pluming!All excess that I am blessed with! 
  • Miss Taryn Browning! I love you chica so very much and am so thankful to have gotten the chance to talk to you and read/review your amazing book! I can't wait to read the next one!! Here's to you and your awesome personality and talent! :D
  • And last but certainly not least YOU!! yes you!! I love you all very much!Thanks for putting up with me and my boy obsessions, my constant ramblings and more!! I wouldn't be anything without you all! 
So what are you guys thankful for?? Make a post in your blog and leave the link in my comments or leave your list in my comments!! :D Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Blog Info

Ugh!!! Omg you guys ok so here is the scoop!! Somehow my blog design got over rided and messed it all up!! ;/ Now I have to start over completely!! Bummer right!! Sigh so now I have to spend all night re-designing my blog so pay no attention to the constant changes! Sorry for the current ugliness!
Wish me good luck! Pfff! Here I go! lol
~Jaiden

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday(10)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme host by Jill over at Breaking The Spine. This spotlights upcoming books that haven't yet been released yet but those that we are dying to read! This week I'm waiting on.......
Bloodrose (Nightshade trilogy #3) by Andrea Cremer
Release Date: January 3, 2012

The Ultimate Sacrifice.

Calla has always welcomed war. But now that the final battle is upon her, there’s more at stake than fighting. There’s saving Ren, even if it incurs Shay’s wrath. There’s keeping Ansel safe, even if he’s been branded a traitor. There’s proving herself as the pack’s alpha, facing unnamable horrors, and ridding the world of the Keepers’ magic once and for all. And then there’s deciding what to do when the war ends. If Calla makes it out alive, that is.

In the final installment of the Nightshade trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Andrea Cremer creates a novel with twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat until its final pages. A dynamic end to this breathtaking trilogy {Goodreads}
I just finished Wolfsbane (#2) last week and loved it! I love this series and hated Wolfsbane's ending!! It was a cliff hanger! I can't wait to see what happens in the final book! Calla, please pick Shay!!!! #TeamShay
Sorry Ren, but Shay is the obvious better choice!! You had your chance! ;)
What are you guys waiting on??? :D Leave a link in my comments! :)
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Don't forget to check out my giveaways!! The Dark Seeker E-book ends next Saturday so get your entries in now!! :)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Hereafter by Tara Hudson

Hereafter
Author: Tara Hudson
Date Published: June 7, 2011
Source: Bought
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages: 404  
Can there truly be love after death?
Drifting in the dark waters of a mysterious river, the only thing Amelia knows for sure is that she's dead. With no recollection of her past life—or her actual death—she's trapped alone in a nightmarish existence. All of this changes when she tries to rescue a boy, Joshua, from drowning in her river. As a ghost, she can do nothing but will him to live. Yet in an unforgettable moment of connection, she helps him survive.
Amelia and Joshua grow ever closer as they begin to uncover the strange circumstances of her death and the secrets of the dark river that held her captive for so long. But even while they struggle to keep their bond hidden from the living world, a frightening spirit named Eli is doing everything in his power to destroy their newfound happiness and drag Amelia back into the ghost world . . . forever.
Wow what can I say about this book? Well one I love Tara Hudson's writing style its so beautiful and easy to follow every thought and feeling. This book was about one girl name Amelia who can't remember anything about her or who she was except her name and that she is dead. Ouch right?? That would totally suck to die and not remember anythnng. She ends up finding herself floating in a small lake everyday after having "nightmares". Poor Amelia has it hard. I felt for her throughout the whole book. She is caught in the in between not completely dead but sure as heck not alive. She has been lonely and haunted for a long time until she meets Joshua. {Goodreads}

Joshua..I loved this boy! He was so sweet and down to earth and adorable. After reading several love triangle or the bad boy types I loved having Joshua added to my book life. He is so funny, and sweet and oh so totally charming when with Amelia. Because Amelia saved him after he recked and almost drowned to death he can now see her. The only one who can see, talk and touch her.

Omg their touch! That was sooo cute I loved how Tara Hudson created the spark/heat that they fealt every time they touched. Altogether this book was a great read and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves a cute love story with a ghostly twist. I fell in love with this book and can't wait till Arise comes out!! :)


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Now for some cute quotes! :)
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"I always would choose the hereafter, when it was a hereafter spent with him."

“See you soon,” I whispered. I bit my lip; and, in a moment of sheer abandon, I added, “I think I might . . . you know . . . love you, by the way.”
“Too,” Joshua whispered back groggily. “Love.”
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Don't forget to check out my giveaways going on now!! :)
~Jaiden

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Follow Friday(8)

Hey everyone!! It's Friday!! Thank God!! :D Now because it's Friday that means its time for another Follow Friday!


Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Alison at Alison Can Read and Parajunkee! Here we hop from blog to blog, share our answers of the week and have fun!
 This weeks question:

Question: Letter to Santa: Tell Santa what books you want for Christmas! 

Dear Santa,  

For Christmas all I ask for is some hot fictional boys...uhem I mean books...All I want for Christmas is books. ;) The books.... *cough* boys *cough*.... *clears throat* I wantare the following:

  • The Laurel Series by Aprilynne Pike

  • All three Wolves of Mercy Falls books by Maggie Stiefvater

  • Matched and Crossed by Allie Condie

  • Touch by Jus Accardo

  • Dearly Departed by Lia Habel

  • Possession by Elan Johnson

  • Remembrance and Vengeance by Michelle Madow

  • Dark Eden by Patrick Carman

  • If I Stay and Where She Went by Gayle Forman

  • Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Best of wishes,
~Jaiden
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*Don't forget to check out my giveaways going on now: 100 Follower Giveaway & Dark Seeker (e-book) by Taryn Browning! :)
What's on your list?? Leave a link in my comments below!!
Have a great Friday everyone!! :)

Dark Seeker E-Book Giveaway!

Did any of you read my interview with Kai?? (if you didn't check it out here) Are you dying to know more about this hot boy?? Well your in luck!!! Taryn Browning is allowing me to give away a E-Book copy of Dark Seeker here!! This book was phenomenal!! Everything about this book was amazing and one luck winner will get to read it's pure awesomeness!! Before I offer you this opportunity here are some rules! :D

1. You must be 13 years or older.
2. You must be a follower of this blog.
3. You must follow Taryn Browning's Blog an/or Twitter account
(Blog ; Twitter)
4. Fill out the whole form (exceptions being the bonus credits)
5.Only one entry per person
*The contest is International so have fun!!
*Contest ends December 3, 2011
Bonus Credits:
1. Follow me on twitter (YA_Books4Girls)
2. Tweet about the giveaway.
3. Follow @DarkSeekerFans
4. Follow Dark Seeker on Facebook
5. Add Dark Seeker by Taryn Browning on your goodreads shelf.

 *Violation of rules will automatically erase that bonus credit point.
There is only one winner which will be picked by a random generator! There is no bribary or favoritism associated with this contest! Everything is made fair! :D
The winner will be announced the next day and contacted as soon as possible!
Please do not leave any information here in the comments. All information must be filled out in the form. The form is the only entry accounted for!! :)
Have fun!! 
for more information, I HIGHLY recommend checkout out my giveaway policy and other policies here.
~Thank-you and come again!! Happy reading to y'all! And I wish you the best of luck!!
<Jaiden
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Don't forget to check out my 100 followers giveaway either!!
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Interview with Kai Sterdam

Hey everyone, today I am interviewing (the hot, amazing, and hilarious) Kai from Taryn Browning's Dark Seeker. I will be asking him some random questions and he will answer, basic interview right?? Lol well her goes nothing!! :D
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Welcome to Girls on YA Books Kai! How does it feel to be here?
This is my first interview, so it should be interesting.

Is Kai your actual name or is it short for something?
Yup, I was born with the name Kai Andrew Sterdam.
Do you remember much of your childhood? (If so what are some of your "brightest" memories of?)
You could say I was a normal teenager with an average childhood. You know, single family home in the burbs, two parents and a dog. I played baseball for my high school and got pretty good grades. I wasn’t the most popular but I certainly wasn’t an outcast. I was on course to graduate with a scholarship for baseball. I never had any siblings. But I guess that would just give me someone else to have left behind.

What was it like the day you were changed?
Hot. I lived in Tucson so other than the monsoon season, it was hot and dry. My friends and I were downtown. We checked out a few shops and grabbed something to eat, Mexican, I think. I remember buying some outdated cassette tape *laughs* I don’t even think anyone owns cassette players anymore. I don’t really remember much from the actual change, which is probably a good thing.

How hard was it to adapt to the world after you were given a heart?
Very, as you know. I did some horrible things trying to adjust to my newly granted humanity. After living so many years without a soul, suddenly feeling again was very overwhelming. It was hard to deny the part of me that was innately evil for so long.

If you had the chance to go back to the day you were "changed" would you take it all back and stop it? Why or why not?
Wow *exhales* I don’t know. I mean, of course I miss my old life, my human life, and my parents. But that would mean I’d never meet Janie. She’s taught me a lot about myself and who I want to be.

What was your first impression of Janie?
That she was stubborn, feisty, at times reckless, frustrating…should I go on? *laughs* But then I noticed something else…she was unbelievably adorable and irritating in the best way.

When did you realize you were in love with Janie?
I think I loved her before I even realized what love was. The night Jerome came to ask Janie to rescue Tanya, the thought of Janie going back into that lair alone terrified me. What I didn’t realize was it was because I cared about her. Somehow losing her seemed unbearable.

If you could have anything in the world what would it be?
Hmm, I don’t know. I kind of like life the way it is now. Janie and I working together to rid Baltimore of Daychildren. I guess if I could have one thing, it would be to go back in time and change the event that caused Janie to fear love. She lived so many years isolated from others for fear that she’d get hurt again.

Ok, so we know where the motorcycle came from (which is pretty freakin awesome by the way) but where did the scythe come from?
I’d like to say it’s as cool of a story as Janie’s, but no, my mother didn’t pass a deadly weapon down to me. She was more of the church-going type and less of the beheading type. It was after I’d been granted my humanity. I found it in some random shop and really liked it. I’ve been using it ever since. It’s definitely effective.

Would you consider yourself the romantic type?
Haha, no! I’m not really into the whole chocolate and roses thing. I guess I show my feelings through action…and sarcasm. Since meeting Janie I’ve gotten better at expressing my feelings in other ways.

What is it like having the power you posses and the skill to fight?
It’s cool. I like being able to do things that others can’t. They certainly come in handy when I’m up against a Daychild with an ability.

If you could describe yourself in three words what would they be?
Good-looking *smirks*, tough, flawed—but I’m working on that one *smiles*

What were your first thoughts when you stepped through the door and saw Janie's mentor and mother?
Some four-letter words for sure. I was to say the least, shocked…and then, well, regretful.

When did you decide that you were going to kill your own kind?
It took awhile. The transition back to humanity was excruciating. To suddenly have a conscience after all I’d done. It took a few months before I could even go out into society. Then one day I knew in order to make up for what I’d done I had to kill the monsters who took my life from me. Stop them from harming anyone else. I’m still working on that one.

~~~~~Thanks for stopping by Kai!! I had such a blast talking with you!! I can't wait to read more of your and Janie's adventures! Tell Janie Hi for me and kick some Daychildren butt while your out there!

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*Be sure to check out the author of this amazing book, Taryn Browning, here!: Blog; Website; Goodreads.
You can also check her out and follower her on her Twitter page!!
*Enter into the amazing Seeker series starting with Dark Seeker. And don't miss the prequel Dark Beauty featuring Janie's mom!! :D

OH and guess what!!!! Miss Taryn Browning told me she was working on the second book too!!! Isn't that amazing!! This books as absolutely amazing and if you haven't read it yet then...WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!!! Go pick up this up now!! I loved it beyond belief!! Curious, want more info??? Check out my full review here.

And wait!!! One more surprise for you all!! One of you lucky people will get a chance to win a free e-book copy of Dark Seeker!!! Want to know how??? .....Follow this lil link here for the form!! (International giveaway!) Giveaway lasts till Saturday, December 3, 2011!! Get your entries in now!! :D
Be sure to check out her prize pack giveaway here too!
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Thanks for stopping by!! Hope you enjoyed the interview and info!! :D

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday(9)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly mem hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. Here we host our most anticipated book releases. This week I'm waiting on..........

Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Release Date: January 24, 2012
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... {Goodreads}
Wow right??? I have been waiting forever for this book and still have to wait!! This book should have the whole package: hot guys to choose from (I think I'll be team Cole btw) Psh ...to be his queen!!! :D HOT!!!!!!, a nice conflicted plot, and man I just can't wait any longer!!! : / Oh! and the cover!!! *gasps* to DIE for!!! It is beautiful!!!
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What are you guys waiting on?? Leave a comment!! Have a great Wednesday you guys!! :)
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Also look out for an awesome character interview this Thursday!! Want to know who??? To bad ;b It's a surprise and you're just gonna have to wait to find out!! hehe

Monday, November 14, 2011

Official Hunger Games Trailer!!! :D

Holy Crap!!!! I just watched it with my lil brother and those were the exact words coming out of both our mouths!!! WOW!!! I am even more excited for this movie!!! Tell me what you all think! :D
Hurry up March 23!!!!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Knight (The Iron Fey #4)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publish Date: October 25, 2011
Pages: 361
Ash, former prince of the Winter Court, gave up everything. His title, his home, even his vow of loyalty. All for a girl… and all for nothing.

Unless he can earn a soul.

To cold, emotionless faery prince Ash, love was a weakness for mortals and fools. His own love had died a horrible death, killing any gentler feelings the Winter prince might have had. Or so he thought.

Then Meghan Chase—a half human, half fey slip of a girl— smashed through his barricades, binding him to her irrevocably with his oath to be her knight. And when all of Faery nearly fell to the Iron fey, she severed their bond to save his life. Meghan is now the Iron Queen, ruler of a realm where no Winter or Summer fey can survive.

With the (unwelcome) company of his archrival, Summer Court prankster Puck, and the infuriating cait sith Grimalkin, Ash begins a journey he is bound to see through to its end— a quest to find a way to honor his solemn vow to stand by Meghan’s side.

To survive in the Iron realm, Ash must have a soul and a mortal body. But the tests he must face to earn these things are impossible. At least, no one has ever passed to tell the tale.

And then Ash learns something that changes everything. A truth that turns reality upside down, challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that, sometimes, it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice. {Goodreads}
HOLY CRAP!!!!!! >Those were the first words that came to mind after reading this amazing book! I have enjoyed these books sooo much and am SO very sad that they finally ended. These were the books that are responsible for awakening my book obsession!

Julie Kagawa knows how to create the most beautiful, exciting, thrilling, emotional book and characters! I loved watching each individual character grow and capture my every thought and make me feel their every emotion.  I was sooo excited to receive this book and when I finally received it I completely devoured it!

Normally when you read the last book in a series you are left with disappointment because you had such high expectations. I have experienced this many times before. As for this book...this was not the deal with this one. This book actually managed to exceed all my expectations!! Gosh I don't know what else to say. I will either repeat myself or well, no I don't know enough words to express how amazing this book was, how amazing this series was!!

Julie is definitely one of my favorite authors of all time. Not only because of her ability to develope the best characters but with her ability to make you feel every heart wrenching moment, every heart quickening moment, make you so angry you end up switching teams then go back again. I have always been able to pick my teams easily but with these characters: Ash the hot, forbidden, quiet, hurt Ice Prince the last son of Queen Mab of the Unseelie Court and Puck the hilarious, sweet, protective,outgoing, court jester to King Oberon of the Seelie Court!! I am Team Ash but I will always love Puck he is constantly making me laugh and hurt for him.

Meghan becomes such a strong character that I love and really really missed. This book is from Ash's point of view and even though I loved reading his every thought, his past, and his mixed emotions I did miss Meghan.

This book is about Ash's journey to find and earn a human soul that he can be with Meghan Chase who is now the Queen of the Iron Kingdom, a place Ash can not go. Iron is lethal to to fae. Ash would surely die without a soul. I loved the unexpected turn in those who accompany Ash on this journey. Although, I hated one specific thing that happens but I won't give that away.

The imagination in this books is unbelievable. You get a darker and scarier view of the Neverever as they all journey deeper and deeper to the end of the world. Unexpected twists and turns keep you guessing. Ash's struggles have you hurting for him. And most of all I loved to get a taste of Ash and Puck's past. They are so cute and lovable!! You know that no madder what they care about each other. :)

The ending...man the ending....I loved the ending!! It was so sad and breathtaking, and well you are just going to have to read it for yourself. hehehe
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Take a journey into Julie's amazing world of the Fae in the Neverever: The Iron King, The Iron Daughter, The Iron Queen, and The Iron Knight.  You can't miss the novellas: Winter's Passage (#1.5) , and Summer's Crossing (#3.5)

And....look for her new series taking place in an apocoliptic vampire series The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1)  AND! AND! AND!........ her Iron Fey Spinoff featuring Meghan's little brother Ethan!!!  :D When he is older of course!! hehehehe I am sooooo excited for these!! EEP!! : Untitled Iron Fey Spinoff

Stay tuned for cover reveals, synopsis reveals, and more!! Also check out the official Iron Fey Website, and her official website: Iron Fey ; Julie Kagawa ; Blog
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Now for some awesome quotes:
Warning!!!! Content may contain spoilers!!! 

“You're here,' I murmured, reaching out to touch him, hardly believing this was real. 'You came back.' Ash's breath hitched, and he put his hand over mine.
'I came home.”~Ash and Meghan <3
 
“I have come from the End of the World.... From the River of Dreams, through the gauntlet and the Briar and the Deep Wyld, in order to stand before you today. I have but one request - to take my place at your side. To resume my duty as your knight, and to protect you and your kingdom for as long as I draw breath.” 
~Ash
“I’m going to kill you one day,” I told him as we hurried after Grimalkin, back into the swampy marshland. It was not an idle threat.
Puck just laughed. “Yeah. You and everyone else, prince. Join the club.” 
~Ash and Puck

"'Meghan Chase!' Puck roared, startling me into silence. I blinked, and he sneered at me. 'Yeah, your highness. I know what loss is. I've loved that girl since before she knew me. But I waited. I waited because I didn't wan't to lie about who I was. I wanted her to know the truth before anything else. So I waited, and I did my job. For years, I protected her, biding my time , until the day she went into the Neverever after her brother. And then you came along. And I saw the way she looked at you. And for the first time, I wanted to kill you as much as you wanted to kill me.'" ~Puck <3
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Two containg Ash and two containing Puck!! Sigh...Swoon!!.... Faint!!!! :DDDDDDDD
Nothing can express my happiness and joy after reading these books!! Each character has a special place in my heart and forever will!!

To Ash my first love! To Meghan an awesome chica who I am completely jealous of. To Puck the amazing and hilarious prankster who I love! To Julie who is the genius I look to for inspiration!! To every little character who plays an important role in everything! And to the series itself that captured me in every way, took my breath away, encourage me to read non-stop and I regret for ending!! I cried, I laughed, I got angry, I cried again and again and again!! *Sigh* I don't know what else to say.....

Here is to the amazing Iron Fey Series and Julie Kagawa!! I am looking forward to the awesome spinoff and Julie's new series!! Come sooner!!! :D
Hope you enjoyed my review...sorry it was so long but so much needed to be said!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Follow Friday(7)

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee.
This Week's question:
 Question: In light of 11.11.11 and Veteran's Day tell us about your favorite solider and how he or she is saving the world. Fictional or real life.
 My answer:
Uhm that would be my grandpa. He served his time in war and served as a major role model in my life. He was always very loving and hilarious. He saved the world by being an undercover agent after war, raising his kids, and loving his grand-kids unconditionally. Sadly, he is no longer here anymore, died of a heartattack almost 6 years ago, but he will always be my super hero! :D
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What about you guys?? Leave a link to your Follow Friday and I will be sure to check it out! :D
Its Friday everyone!!!!! :DDD hahaha Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! 
~Jaiden <3

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Cover Reveals and New Trailers

Thanks to Natalia @ Dazzling Reads I remembered to check my cover less shelf on goodreads and guess what was waiting there for me???? This beauty!!:
Amelia—still caught between life and death—must fight for every moment of her relationship with the human boy Joshua. They can hardly even kiss without Amelia accidentally dematerializing. Looking for answers, they go to visit some of Joshua’s Seer relatives in New Orleans. But even in a city so famously steeped in the supernatural, Amelia ends up with more questions than answers…and becomes increasingly convinced that she and Joshua can never have a future together.

Wandering through the French Quarter, Amelia meets other in-between ghosts, and begins to seriously consider joining them. And then she meets Gabrielle. Somehow, against impossible odds, Gaby has found a way to live a sort of half-life...a half-life for which Amelia would pay any price.

Torn between two worlds, Amelia must choose carefully, before the evil spirits of the netherworld choose for her.
Godd look at this freaking beauty!! :D I absolutely loved the first, Hereafter, and can't wait for this one!! I loved Joshua!! It was such a wonderful read!! Hurry up June 5th!!! :D
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Oh and again thanks to Natalia I saw the awesome trailer for Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (click the titele for it's goodreads page) I also can't wait for this one either!! Here's the amazing trailer:

Another awesome trailer and book I can't wait to get me grubby 'lil hands on.

Waiting on Wednesday(8)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. Here we feature the books that we are dying to get our lil hands on but haven't been released yet. This week I'm waiting on........
Shattered Dreams by Ellie James
Release Date: December 6, 2011
Sixteen-year-old Trinity Monsour wants nothing more than to live a normal life. But that isn’t as easy as it seems. Trinity is different. She is special. She sees visions, and for those she’s seen, it’s already too late.
Trinity arrives on her aunt’s doorstep in New Orleans with virtually no knowledge of her mysterious heritage. She begins settling into life at a new school and even starts making friends. But all too quickly her dreams accelerate; twisted, terrifying visions of a girl locked in a dark room. And when the head cheerleader, Jessica, goes missing, Trinity knows she has no choice but to step forward with what she’s seen.
But people believe that Trinity has information about Jessica’s disappearance not because of a dream, but because she is involved. She is kind-of dating Jessica’s ex-boyfriend, Chase, and Jessica did pull a nasty prank on Trinity. Revenge seems like the likeliest scenario.
Nothing prepares Trinity for the dark odyssey that ensues while searching for Jessica, including the surprising romance she finds with Chase, or the shocking truths she learns, not just about the girl who has gone missing, but the past that has been hidden from her. ~Goodreads
This looks so good!! THe cover is beautiful and intriguing. I can't help but wonder about the dragonfly necklace...Obviously it has an important part in it for the series to be called the A Midnight Dragonfly  series. I guess I am just gonna have to find out! :D
What are you guys waiting on? leave a link in the comments...(hey can someone teach me how to do that btw...I can never find out how without leaving the big 'ol long url in everyones comments) <~ haha wow sorry it's true but I feel so newbie for asking that question...I guess cus I am hah? lol Have a great Wednesday!! :D

Monday, November 7, 2011

Cover Reveals

I got two new hot covers right of of goodreads!! Want to see??? NO!!! hahaha just kidding!! here they are!! :D (click on each pic for its goodreads page)




Oh and EEEP!!! Julie Kagawa's new post-apocoliptic vampire series Immortal Rules had it's synopsis revealed!! Amazing right!! you can check it out here!! Immortal Rules (It sounds freaking amazing) ANNNDDD!! If you bought The Iron Knight then you were blessed with a preview!! :D Great right!?

Sunday, November 6, 2011

New Blog Design! :D

Hey everyone! I finally finished the re-modeling of my blog! Pretty much everything you will see here was made by me personally! The buttons, teams, links, headers, blog header..etc. I did change up my review policy so do make sure to check it out.

Along with my review policy I am aslo adding some stuff like..author interviews, character interviews, giveaways, contests and stuff like that. Even though I have the pages for those new activities I don't have any going on right now. So to authors and others I am open for it just shoot me an email! :D Spread the word!

So what do you guys think of the new blog?? I love to hear your guy's feedback!! :)
~Jaiden

Cover Reveals

More covers!! Well today there is only one but still...man I love this cover! The mirrors, the dress, the colors!! Everything!! And the book!! OMG! It sounds so good! ( alot of !'s hah?) So here is the cover and its synopsis from goodreads:
For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself- and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Follow Friday(6)

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee. This allows us bloggers easy access to each others blog and helps us get to know more about each other.

This Weeks Question:
Today's Question is something new, an activity. We want to see what you look like! Take a pic with you and your current read! Too shy? Boo! Just post a fun pic you want to share.

My answer/ reply:
Uhh... I had just gotten out of practice when I made this and pretty much looked like crap!! Soo... to spare humiliation and the possibility of scaring you all I am just going to post a pic of the book I'm reading! Sorry for the cheat but I promise its for the sake of your poor innocent eyes! :) If you really wanted to see what I look like..look at my side bar! Not the best pic... but a new, better one will come with my new blog lol
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This book is absolutely amazing so far!! Although I am really freakin frustrated with the circumstances right now.... I LOVE it!!! All I want is the right ending...none of this hobwosh! Ash...Get your mind straight!!! :/

Thursday, November 3, 2011