Friday, May 31, 2013

Whispers at Moonrise Review

 Overview: Even at a camp for supernatural teens, Kylie Galen has never been normal. Not only can she see ghosts, but she doesn’t seem to belong to any one species—she exhibits traits from them all. As Kylie struggles to unlock the secrets of her identity, she begins to worry that Lucas will never be able to accept her for what she is, and what she isn’t…a werewolf.  With his pack standing in their way, Kylie finds herself turning more and more to Derek, the only person in her life who’s willing to accept the impossible. As if life isn’t hard enough, she starts getting visits from the ghost of Holiday, her closest confidante.  Trouble is, Holiday isn’t dead…not yet anyway.  Now Kylie must race to save one of her own from an unseen danger before it’s too late—all while trying to stop her relationship with Lucas from slipping away forever.   In a world of constant confusion, there’s only one thing Kylie knows for sure.  Change is inevitable and all things must come to an end…maybe even her time at Shadow Falls.

 What I thought: I just finished reading Whispers at Moonrise. I can not tell you how emotional I got at the end of this book. Okay, I'll try to explain it. I cried like a big baby lol. This book had me dying to know what happened next and now I'm dying to know how this series ends. As in everyone of these books the characters are developing nicely. The story moves at almost breakneck speed. And I'm so glad that C.C. didn't drag out what Kylie was for a 100 books (exaggeration obviously), because she very well could have. Things like that can kill a series for me. I really hope you guys pick this series up. I can't say anymore how much I love this series.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Nook Books for under $3.99

Here are some Nook books I recommend for under $3.99 
I hope you'll check them out! Happy Reading :)

Overview: When the disease spread through the world, people had no choice but to go into hiding. The Colony is hidden deep underground, far away from the vampires—humans that were transformed by the disease. The vampires are hideous, starving, and they will kill any human they come across.
Seventeen-year-old Kayla is a Bellator, a warrior that protects The Colony. In order to survive, there are three rules she must follow:
Rule #1—Never go out after dark.
Rule #2—Always carry a weapon.
Rule #3—No matter what, never EVER get bitten.

But what happens when the rules Kayla has always lived by can no longer apply? The Highers run The Colony and accept nothing less than perfection. One slip up can mean death. Kayla has always worked hard to follow the rules and strive for perfection. But during a moment of weakness, she lets her imperfections show. Her punishment is worse than death. She is chosen for The Gathering and is thrown out into a world full of starving vampires.  No one has ever survived The Gathering, at least that’s what Kayla’s been told. But when she runs into a group who insist they were once part of The Gathering, Kayla discovers the Highers have been keeping secrets. Secrets that could lead to a cure

What I think: Darkness Falls by Jessica Sorensen is a wonderful series there's a Free version and a $.99 cent version. I'm not sure what the difference is or if there is one. So check that out before buying. (also the second book Darkness Breaks costs $2.99)

Monday, May 27, 2013

Favorite finds on Etsy (Sort of Summery)

So I wanted to do like a favorite things type of post and lately I've been looking at Etsy a lot. So, I thought I would just do a post of my favorite finds from Etsy. So here we go!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

True Blood & Tomb Raider

I'm sorry I didn't post anything yesterday. I went and bought the fifth season of True Blood yesterday and it sucked me in as only a few tv shows can do (well that's not true I watch a lot of tv lol).

 I went to a fish fry for a few hours yesterday as well and spent most of it playing the new Tomb Raider. Which is an awesome game! I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! Tell me what you did in the comments below! :)

Friday, May 24, 2013

So many books so little time...

I'm sure there are a lot of you out there ,like me, that have books just stacked up that you haven't read yet. I've gotten to the point now where if I go to the book store or am looking at buying a book on my Nook, that I'll just not look at any new books that catch my eye and try to stay with the many series that I have but still haven't finished. It's so hard to do that though. I know as of right now that I have at least fifteen unfinished series. It makes me feel like such a failure when I look at all of them like that, but then again when I do finally finish one I feel so accomplished. I was at a point a while back ago where I stopped buying books in a series until the series got finished. Now I only do that if I'm not super obsessed with the books. Like the House of Night series. I buy the new book exactly when it comes out. I was just as bad about that when the Harry Potter books where coming out. Do any of you have a series or multiple series where you have to have the new book as soon as it comes out? Tell me in the comments below! :)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Taken at Dusk Review

Overview:  Kylie Galen wants the truth so badly she can taste it. The truth about who her real family is, the truth about which boy she’s meant to be with—and the truth about what her emerging powers mean.  But she’s about to discover that some secrets can change your life forever…and not always for the better. Just when she and Lucas are finally getting close, she learns that his pack has forbidden them from being together.  Was it a mistake to pick him over Derek? And it’s not just romance troubling Kylie. An amnesia-stricken ghost is haunting her, delivering the frightful warning, someone lives and someone dies. As Kylie races to unravel the mystery and protect those she loves, she finally unlocks the truth about her supernatural identity, which is far different—and more astonishing—than she ever imagined.

Books coming this Fall

I'm getting excited for books coming out this fall! And others that are just coming out soon. 

 Overview: Drastically altered after her fall at the end of Hidden, Neferet is now more dangerous than ever—and her quest for vengeance will wreak havoc on humans, as well as Zoey and her friends. Chaos is loosed in Tulsa and the House of Night is blamed. Can Zoey stop Neferet in time to keep her anger from escalating to full-on war? Or will someone else have to step in to take the fall?

What I think: I'm super excited for the new House of Night novel Revealed! I mean take a look at that cover. It's just beautiful!! I really love these books. I am a little tired of them dragging out for so long, but I know when they're over I'll be sad. This book as of now is coming out on October 15th of this year. Really sucks to have to wait that long, but these books are always worth it. If you haven't read this series yet, you should definitely give it at try. The first book is called Marked. Go give it a look!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Born at Midnight and Awake at Dawn Review

Overview: One night Kylie Galen finds herself at the wrong party, with the wrong people, and it changes her life forever. Her mother ships her off to Shadow Falls—a camp for troubled teens, and within hours of arriving, it becomes painfully clear that her fellow campers aren’t just “troubled.” Here at Shadow Falls, vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, witches and fairies train side by side—learning to harness their powers, control their magic and live in the normal world. Kylie’s never felt normal, but surely she doesn’t belong here with a bunch of paranormal freaks either. Or does she? They insist Kylie is one of them, and that she was brought here for a reason. As if life wasn’t complicated enough, enter Derek and Lucas. Derek’s a half-fae who’s determined to be her boyfriend, and Lucas is a smokin’ hot werewolf with whom Kylie shares a secret past. Both Derek and Lucas couldn’t be more different, but they both have a powerful hold on her heart. Even though Kylie feels deeply uncertain about everything, one thing is becoming painfully clear—Shadow Falls is exactly where she belongs…

Hi, my name is...

Halston Blake (And yes that is my real name. I wouldn't have been able to pair those two names together even if I tried). And here is a little bit about me. I'm 23 and wandering around trying to find out what I want to do with my life. I have no idea what I want to do, but I do know who I am and what I like. So, I'm new to this whole blogspot world. Yes, I've been to Tumblr and LiveJournal but for some reason I could never really get something going the way I wanted to on either of them. So I thought maybe I could try this out. I know before I even being to explain what I'm planning on doing with this blog, that you'll have heard it all before. But I'm going to do it anyways. I want to share the things in my life that make me happy. Be it books, music, movies, video games, or just things in my everyday life. I hope you'll be there to experience it with me. I'm really excited about getting this started. Time, patience, and persistence.