Saturday, January 21, 2012

Insurgent is coming...in...100 days!! woohoo!!


Ok...I know...I promised to be back in full force..and that didn't happen :-( BUT...today is a new day, new year...so...Let's try it again!!!! Just by coincidence, my last blog was for "Divergence" an awesome book I loved last year....and now..here is your countdown start to when the next book comes out.... "Insurgent" in....100 days!!!!

See the countdown on the left.... I can't wait!! So, if you haven't read "Divergent" yet....You still have time!!!

Stay tuned...more reviews to come!!!! Really!!!!




Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Synopsis from authors blog:

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves… or it might destroy her.


I LOVED this book!!! If you liked Hunger Games...you will enjoy this one just as much! I enjoy books with a strong female character and Beatrice "Tris" is a determined girl trying to do the right thing. The 'dystopian' theme is really popular right now I am enjoying reading all the different books out there with this theme. It allows you to envision another world and wonder whether you could survive in such a world! Strong characters, great story and ending that leaves you wanting more!!! Luckily, the next book will be coming out next year called "Insurgent."
Rating: 5/5 stars


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Congratulations

Congratulations!!

We have a winner in my giveaway of the book

"It's a Waverly Life" by Maria Murnane

The winner is.....

Elin

I have sent you an email to get your full name and address!!

Thank you for those that entered!!

Don't forget....If you want to read a good book....this one will not disappoint you!!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

What to watch for this week!!!!



Happy Sunday everyone!!!

In the coming week, I am going to put up some reviews of books that I read while I was away from blogging. The reviews will be short and sweet, but I read a number of books that I really loved!! So make sure to keep checking back for a new blog review!!!

Hope everyone has an awesome week!!! Make the best of this fall weather...won't be around for long!!!!


Allison :-)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Giveaway - "It's a Waverly Life"....still time to enter!

Hey everyone!!!! There is still time to enter the giveaway for a copy of "It's A Waverly Life" !!

Here is the info to enter:

GIVEAWAY!!!

1 copy of "It's A Waverly Life" will be given away to a lucky winner!! Contest runs until Sunday Nov. 13th at 1159pm CT. (US only)...I will announce the winner on Mon. Nov 14th.

To enter...just leave a comment below, with your email address...AND..answer this question:
"What is your favorite kind of pie?"

It's an awesome book...see my review on an earlier post this week!!!

ENTER NOW!!!!


Giveaway Hop - And the Winner is....


The winner of the Giveaway Hop is ........ Mandy P.

Congratulations!!! I will be sending you an email notifying you of your win!!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by and commented!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

"It's A Waverly Life" - Review and Giveaway!!!!

Sorry for the delay in getting the review done, but have you ever had a book that you were afraid to read or finish reading because you knew that you would enjoy it so much!?? So now, after finishing it, you have to sit and hope the author will write another book to continue on the series!?!! We'll, that is how I feel about this book, "It's A Waverly Life" by Maria Murnane.

If you missed the synopsis the other day...here it is again:

After a hard-won recovery from personal heartbreak and professional disappointment, thirty-year-old Waverly Bryson finds herself happily enmeshed in a new relationship, a new job, and a new decade. Her career as the advice columnist behind Honey On Your Mind is taking off, and the future of her fledgling greeting-card line, Honey Notes, is looking bright. Better yet, her long-distance relationship with handsome, NBA physical therapist Jake McIntyre is a refreshing change from the dating disasters of her twenties. But love is never easy. Even though her relationship with her ex-fiance ended two years ago, Waverly still worries she’ll end up broken-hearted again. When Waverly gets invited on the Today Show for Valentine’s Day to share advice from her dating column she’s thrilled by her big break, but a few slips on live television put her own relationships in serious jeopardy. It might just take some “divine” intervention, a la It’s A Wonderful Life, to help Waverly fix this one.

This is the 2nd book about Waverly and her adventures of going through life's ups and downs. If you didn't read the 1st book "Perfect on Paper," you should still be able to read this one with no problem, but if I were you I would get it and read it too!! (you can see my review of it HERE).

I really enjoyed the flow of the story throughout the book. Every chapter has you wondering will she or won't she do this, or that. Would "I" do what she did?? I felt like the author knew something about MY life that she put into the story! I especially liked the 'special' neighbor that is helpful to her, without her really realizing it. The only slow part of the book for me was toward the end when Waverly got everyone together at her house to make her big announcement. It just seemed a bit too long of a scene for what was said for me. If you want to sit back with your favorite drink and read a cozy story that makes you laugh and cry, this is the book for you!

The author, Maria Murnane, has created a character that could easily be any one of us single girls out there longing to find THE ONE person we want to share our lives with forever, the ONE job that will make us happy, and the friends and family that make ones life worth living!!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars!!!




GIVEAWAY!!!

Ok..time to giveaway a copy of the book!!! 1 copy of "It's A Waverly Life" will be given away to a lucky winner!! Contest runs from now...until Sunday Nov. 13th at 1159pm CT. (US only)...I will announce the winner on Mon. Nov 14th.

To enter...just leave a comment below, with your email address...AND..answer this question:
"What is your favorite kind of pie?"

If had to get a piece of pie today...it would be....Dutch Apple Pie!!!!


Thank you Maria and Katie for the review copy!!! I hope I see another Waverly book!! SOON!!