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Reflection on September

Monday, September 30, 2013 Geraldine 0 Comments

I stumbled across this idea on Inspirefly, and thought it was a really good idea! From now on, I'll be reflecting on the books I read every month. It's nice to kind of get all my thoughts in order, I guess, and contemplate and marvel at the books I've read throughout the month.

Well, this was a pretty good month for reading! I've finished reading some particularly good books, like The Host and Escape from Eden.

List of books read:

  • Before I Die --- Jenny Downham
  • The Host --- Stephanie Meyer
  • Who-ology --- Cavan Scott, Mark Wright
  • Dualed --- Elsie Chapman
  • Escape from Eden --- Elise Nader 
  • 172 Hours on the Moon --- Johan Harsted
  • Austenland --- Shannon Hale
  • The Lonely Hearts Club --- Elizabeth Eulberg
  • XVI --- Julia Karr
  • One Day --- David Nicholls
I think the best books this month has got to be Escape from Eden. Mainly because it was so unexpectedly good! I was expecting for it to be a kind of book where the cover was amazing, but the actual content was glib and boring. 

I also recently got a job at a bookshop~ Lucky me, I know! But yeah, this month is like the first month I've consistently worked at that bookshop~~~ I'm loving every moment working in that store! I'm surrounded by all those books, and I give recommendations to people who come in, and I also get to find out more new books! It's always been my dream to work at a bookstore, and now I'm finally doing it!

Got any ideas for me to take up? Any books that I should read? Comment below!
Keep reading and loving books, 


Escape from Eden Blog Tour

Friday, September 27, 2013 Geraldine 0 Comments

Welcome to my stop on The Darkest Part blog tour hosted by YA Bound Book Tours.  Click HERE to see the full blog tour schedule!

Escape from Eden
Release Date: 08/18/13
Publisher: Merit Press
271 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
Since the age of ten, Mia has lived under the iron fist of the fundamentalist preacher who lured her mother away to join his fanatical family of followers. In Edenton, a supposed “Garden of Eden” deep in the South American jungle, everyone follows the Reverend’s strict but arbitrary rules—even the mandate of whom they can marry. Now sixteen, Mia dreams of slipping away from the armed guards who keep the faithful in, and the curious out. When the rebellious and sexy Gabriel, a new boy, arrives with his family, Mia sees a chance to escape.

But the scandalous secrets the two discover beyond the compound’s fa├žade are more shocking than anything they ever imagined. While Gabriel has his own terrible secrets, he and Mia bond together, more than friends and freedom fighters. But is there time to think of each other as they race to stop the Reverend’s paranoid plan to free his flock from the corrupt world? Can two teenagers crush a criminal mastermind? And who will die in the fight to save the ones they love from a madman who’s only concerned about his own secrets?

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“The chemistry between Mia and Gabriel is palpable in their teasing dialogue and sizzling moments of physical connection. Its rewards … are many: fast-moving action, a capable heroine and a resolution that leaves plenty of room for a sequel.” – Kirkus Reviews [STARRED REVIEW]

“Debut author Elisa Nader hits a strong note with her ESCAPE FROM EDEN… At-times swoony, at-times extremely dangerous, and at-other times completely shocking.” -

"Nader has done something amazing: written a really original novel, one full of characters you’ll care about; smart, witty dialog; and plenty of shocks and thrills. A wonderful balance of light and dark." —Michael Grant, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Gone Series 

"An exciting, terrifying, page-turning thrill ride you will not be able to put down.” - Gretchen McNeil, Author of POSSESS, TEN and 3:59

About the Author
Hi. I’m Elisa. I like cheese and reading and TV show marathons. Writing is scary, but not as scary as, say, Civil War amputations. I’m an Aquarius. Uh… let’s see… I’m not very good at writing my own biography. Or autobiography. I guess this is reading more like a slightly incoherent personal ad.

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(2) Sets of Moleskine Sketchbook, set of Le Pen colored fine tip pens, a copy of Otherkin and Othermoon by Elisa’s crit partner Nina Berry, and a personalized copy of Escape from Eden

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September 17: Top Ten Books On My Fall 2013 TBR List

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Geraldine 1 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish, and, by golly, when I found out about it, I decided to join in on the fun! Every Tuesday, a new topic comes out for bloggers to post a list about. This week, it's the Top Ten Books On My Fall 2013 TBR List

This list won't necessarily incorporate new books released out in the Fall (or where I live, in Spring), but more books that I most definitely need to read! Lists, lists, lists! Enjoy this list, and add more books to  your TBR list (though your list is also probably overflowing!).

  1. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins- Despite my being a hard-core fan of Stephanie Perkin's Anna and the French Kiss, I STILL haven't read Lola and the Boy Next Door!
  2. The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead- I love the Bloodlines series, and need to read this book! Sydney is such an interesting character, and don't get me started on Adrian.... :D Can't wait till I can read it!
  3. Who-ology by Cavan Scott- Oh my Lord, I'm saving so hard for this beautiful 300+ paged book! Doctor Who.... I want this book!!!
  4. XVI by Julia Karr- This sounds like YA dystopian; a favourite of mine! And plus, I need to read an 'X' book for the A-Z reading challenge~
  5. Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin- I read Game of Thrones a couple of weeks ago, and I still am hungering to find out more, thanks to that exciting ending with the dragons!
  6. Cinder by Marissa Meyer- My friend has been raving about this book, saying it's a such a good take on fairytales, etc. NEED TO READ.
  7. Scent of Magic by Maria V. Snyder- I absolutely loved the first book, Touch of Power, but thanks to commitments, I've forgotten it, and have only recently remembered it!
  8. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson- This book has been reviewed very favourably with Anna and the French Kiss~
  9. Dead Silence- I had thought that Kimberly Derting had finished her Body Finder series, but apparently not! I enjoyed the first three books, and this book is definitely on my TBR list!
  10. The Bling Ring by Nancy Jo Sales- The movie has Emma Watson in it~ Plus, it sounds interesting, and something I think will appeal to me very nicely. 
Any books you're looking forward to reading? Comment below! I plan to read a bunch of books this spring (or fall, as people in Northern Hemisphere may say).

Keep reading and loving books,

September 10: Top Ten Books I Would Love To See As A Movie/TV Show

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Geraldine 0 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish, and, by golly, when I found out about it, I decided to join in on the fun! Every Tuesday, a new topic comes out for bloggers to post a list about. This week, it's the Top Ten Books I Wish Could Have Had Sequels.

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a movie adapted from a book, will never be as good as the book itself." 

Jane Austen has spoken! And what a universal truth it is, indeed! However, today, this list is based on if movies would be as good as books, if they would just live up to our expectations for once! Without further ado, here is the list!
  1. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare- Well, the whole Infernal Devices series, really, and not just Clockwork Angel. Everything would be perfect, especially the CASTING. Astrid Berges-Frisbee will play Tessa, and Nicholas Hoult, Will Herondale~ There are rumours that it will be a movie, but ehh, it's on this list anyway。
  2. Mozart's Sister by Nancy Moser- I feel like this was a really touching story, and I'd love to see it acted out on screen. I could kinda see it as one of those classic-esque movies...
  3. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins- Anna, Anna, Anna. Always on my list. I wanna see this book made into the movie, purely so I can get excited over the casting choices~
  4. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead- I know that there is a Vampire Academy movie coming out, but I prefer Bloodlines so much more! Mainly because I can relate to Sydney so much more, and after all, who wouldn't want more Adrian?
  5. Lorien Legacies by Pittacus Lore - Though the first movie wasn't all that great, I'd love for there to be more movies~ 
  6. The Selection by Kiera Cass- A mashup of the Hunger Games and a beauty pageant, I didn't think that this book was that amazing, but I reckon a movie would be so interesting, since there would be the actual dresses and the actual prince, etc. 
  7. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - I know that there has been a couple movie adaptions of this, but I really want another one, with actors and actresses that I know, who weren't around when the last movie came out.
  8. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas- I loved the concept of this book, but I really couldn't imagine anyone playing Celaena. I'd love to see the casting for Celaena :)
That's all I can think of! I haven't posted in a while, I know, I apologize. It's not even that I was busy. I JUST FORGOT. Who does that? Anyway, if you have any other ideas, feel free to pop them below~

Keep reading and loving books,